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Lady Mustang Soccer Opens League With Loss

After a preseason that saw the varsity girls soccer team on the road for six straight games, the Lady Mustangs returned home. Oakdale opened their Valley Oak League season at home against Manteca on Thursday night, Dec. 21. Manteca won the contest 4-1 to spoil the home opener.

December 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Did You Know?

Millions of people resolve to get healthier by dieting and exercising more frequently at the start of each new year. According to data from the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, 12 percent of new gym memberships are opened in January. The second week of January is one of the busiest times of year in the fitness industry. But many people who decide to exercise more at the dawn of a new year quickly lose that resolve. New Year's resolutions to diet may wane as well. In 2013, a UK food company found that of those who diet regularly, two ...

December 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Soccer Varsity, JV Boys Split First League Contests

The varsity boys soccer team finished the week splitting their Valley Oak League contests. The 2017 Valley Oak League season opened up on Monday, Dec. 18 at Manteca where Oakdale won 2-0. Two days later the Mustangs hosted East Union but lost 2-1.

December 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I'm sure I'm not the only one who wasn't out shopping early for Christmas yet. I chose to blame it on Christmas being on a Monday combined with my Christmas company arriving on Saturday. Either way, I found a way to get my shopping done. Personally, I love receiving gift cards to my favorite places to shop. Lately, I've been really interested in the Yeti Load Out Bucket. It's fairly priced and seems to have a lot of uses for someone that camps and fishes a lot. Speaking of Yeti, one of my Christmas gift ...

December 27, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Varsity Mustang Hoopsters Fall To Visiting Bruins

A slow start doomed the Oakdale varsity Mustang boys basketball team this past week. On Wednesday night, Dec. 20 the boys hosted Riverbank but fell behind early and never regrouped in the 64-36 home loss. Oakdale scored six first quarter points against the Bruins and could not get out of their offensive funk. Senior Drew Legan scored a team high 13 points for Oakdale. Legan scored 10 of his points in the second quarter, a quarter where Oakdale scored 12 total points.

December 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Family-Friendly Winter Activities

Many people may run indoors when the temperatures outside approach or dip below freezing. But the truly adventurous see no reason why a little cold weather should keep them cooped up indoors for months at a time. While those living in the Central Valley typically have to drive a bit to reach the snow, family fun can make the trip worthwhile.

December 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Wintertime Can Be ‘Snow’ Much Fun To Discover

While many people are anxious to see landscapes covered in white from the winter season, others already are counting down the days to spring blooms. Weather can be awe-inspiring and interesting, and learning the secrets about snow is no exception.

December 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Harlan Takes First At Reno TOC Wrestling Tournament

Oakdale racked up some miles this past weekend when the wrestling team traveled to Reno to compete at the Reno Tournament of Champions. The two-day tournament featured top wrestlers from California and Nevada. As a team, Oakdale placed fifth overall and senior Colbey Harlan walked out as a champion. The team scored 172.5 points over the weekend.

December 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20

December 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Annual Holiday Boys Basketball Tournament Set

The 48th Annual Oakdale Rotary Classic boys basketball tournament is set for three days next week at Oakdale High School.

December 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mayday Wins Bellator Debut

In his first fight in 17 months, Michael "Mayday" McDonald defeated Peter Ligier at Bellator 191. The fight took place in Newcastle, England on Friday night, Dec. 15 live on Spike TV. Both fighters made their Bellator debut but both are established mixed martial arts competitors. McDonald entered the fight with a 17-4 record and battled for the first time since July of 2016.

December 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Varsity Boys Fall In Lone Game Of The Week

It was a light schedule for the Oakdale boys basketball program this past week. The three levels of Mustang hoopsters traveled to Merced to take on the Bears on Wednesday, Dec. 13.

December 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Basketball Girls Drop Two Contests

The Oakdale varsity girls basketball team played three tough non-conference games this past week. On Monday, Dec. 11 the girls fell to Ripon on the road 48-44. The following day, they lost to Gregori 57-38. The team bounced back for a 52-50 road win over Ripon Christian on Saturday, Dec. 16.

December 20, 2017 | | Local Sports


Eight Mustang Wrestlers Take First At Home Tournament

For 42 years Oakdale High School has hosted one of the premier wrestling tournaments, the James Riddle Classic. This past Saturday, Dec. 9, the Mustangs not only hosted the tournament, they dominated it. With eight first place finishers Oakdale continues to be recognized as a powerhouse wrestling program across the state.

December 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


Football Mustangs Named As All-League Selections

The 2017 season has come to a close for the Oakdale Mustangs varsity football team. Although it came to an end short of the Sac-Joaquin Section title, the team did win the Valley Oak League by sweeping the other seven teams within it. Having accomplished this, the league noticed the efforts of the team and honored numerous members of the varsity squad.

December 13, 2017 | | Local Sports


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Bobcat Image Named Annual Wildlife Photo Contest Winner

Santa Clara resident Shravan Sundaram's photograph of a young bobcat descending a tree in Livermore's Sycamore Grove Park earned the 2017 grand prize ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Drop Road Soccer Contests

Two road games to Manteca resulted in a pair of losses for the Oakdale varsity girls soccer team in Valley Oak League action this past ...

January 31, 2018 | | Local Sports


Varsity Mustang Hoop Boys Earn Second League Win

The Oakdale varsity boys basketball team earned its second Valley Oak League win of the season on Jan. 26.

January 31, 2018 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs

The Oakdale High School varsity girls soccer team had a pair of road games this past week. Both of the Valley Oak League games ended ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 24

January 24, 2018 | | Local Sports


Wrestlers Pin Down Raiders

In Valley Oak League action on Wednesday, Jan. 17 the Oakdale Mustangs wrestlers defeated Central Catholic 44-6. The defending 11-time Valley Oak League champions made ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local Sports


Mustang Soccer Boys Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

Currently in fourth place of the Valley Oak League, the Oakdale High School varsity boys soccer team earned a 2-0 home win over Kimball this ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local Sports


Basketball’s Varsity Mustangs Suffer Heartbreaking Loss

The growth of the Oakdale varsity boys basketball program has been visible this season. Although Oakdale's record (7-12, 1-6) may not indicate it in ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local Sports


Varsity Lady Mustangs Finish Busy Week With Win

In a week that saw a trio of Valley Oak League games for the Oakdale Lady Mustang basketball program, the girls went 1-2. On Tuesday ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local Sports


Super Kats To Play At OHS

The American Basketball Association (ABA) will call Oakdale High School home this weekend. This Saturday night the Stanislaus Super Kats will host the Henderson Hawks ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

My first tournament of 2018 is in the books. Fishing on Lake Oroville was tougher than I can remember. I was fortunate to be able ...

January 24, 2018 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Gridiron Season Hardware Handed Out At Ceremony

Oakdale High School football teams recently handed out the end of the year trophies to players. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day coaches, players, fans ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local Sports


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