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Early Season Baseball Blues For Varsity Mustang Boys

It's very early in the Oakdale Mustangs varsity baseball season; in fact the 2016 Valley Oak League season is only two games old. Oakdale opened the VOL campaign with a home and away series with Manteca that began with a 5-4 road loss on Tuesday, March 22. Oakdale's troubles continued the following day as they gave up a three run lead to fall 13-5 to the visiting Buffaloes.

March 30, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

If you ask any fisherman what they like about fishing, they probably wouldn't be able to give you just one answer. Most likely it's a lot of little things that they like about fishing that keeps them involved in the sport. Many, like myself, became addicted to fishing immediately after being taken out for the first time. I actually remember waiting anxiously for my chance to finally go fishing. Eventually I got my chance and even though I didn't catch anything, I could hardly wait for my next opportunity. Fortunately there were a few ponds near my ...

March 30, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Artwork Submissions Sought In Annual Duck Stamp Contest

Artists are invited to submit their original artwork to the 2016-2017 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will accept submissions May 13 through June 13.

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Schatz Completes Weekend Sweep In Stockton Racing

Donny Schatz maneuvered through traffic to take the win from his sixth place qualifying position with five laps remaining in racing action Saturday, his second win in two days at the Craftsman World of Outlaws event in Stockton.

March 23, 2016 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Second Annual Cali 10 Race, Expo In Stockton

A popular athletic/epicurean event returns to downtown Stockton, on the morning of Sunday, April 10. The new Cali 10 gives participants the choice of a 10k Run or 5k Run/Walk, on extremely flat and fast courses, featuring lots of visibility for the runners of the field, ahead and behind them. The courses' sights include the picturesque downtown of Stockton at Decarli Plaza, Weber Point, and McLeod Lake.

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Hosts Fourth Annual County Clash

The Corral looked more like an Olympic venue on Friday, March 18 when over 20 schools showed up for the fourth annual County Clash at Oakdale High School. The Mustang varsity girls placed third overall with a total of 80 team points, 15 behind first place Pitman. Oakdale's boys team tied for tenth with 31 points.

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Opening Day Fun For OBSA Squads

Oakdale's T.L. Davis Sports Complex was full of nearly 2,000 baseball and softball supporters for the inaugural Oakdale Baseball Softball Association (OBSA) Opening Day ceremonies on Saturday, March 19.

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Ladies 18

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Soccer Girls Blow Out Franklin In Preseason

In their only match of the week the Oakdale varsity Lady Mustangs dismissed visiting Franklin 7-1 on the soccer field. Oakdale used a big offensive first half to pull away from the Yellowjackets. Oakdale (7-2-2) scored five first half goals in the contest.

March 23, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Wind has to be one of my least favorite conditions to fish in. It's the one environmental factor that often eliminates over half of my tackle box before I even get on the water. Casting and boat positioning seem to be the two greatest challenges when trying to fish in the wind. With the wind to my back, casting is usually not a problem. Facing, or fishing into the wind is another story. The strength of the wind can often create major problems if approached head on with lighter baits. Adding a little weight to your bait, or selecting ...

March 23, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Youth Hoops Tryout Set

Thursday, April 7 boys youth basketball tryouts will be held at Oakdale High School's main gym. Oakdale youngsters in fifth and sixth grades are invited to try out for the AAU team. Tryouts will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information contact Drew Kraude via email at drewkraude@gmail.com.

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Tennis Nets Victory

The Oakdale Mustang tennis team remains in the playoff hunt following their 6-3 win over visiting Weston Ranch. Oakdale's match took place under the sun on Friday, March 18 at OHS where the team's doubles came through in the clutch, winning all three matches to help power Oakdale to victory.

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Shutout Victory For Varsity Lady Mustangs

In their only game of the week, the Oakdale Lady Mustangs softball squad looked in midseason form in their league opener. Oakdale welcomed Kimball to town on Thursday, March 17 and host Oakdale dominated the Lady Jaguars 15-0 in Valley Oak League (VOL) action.

March 23, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mark Dickens Invitational

The annual Mark Dickens Invitational "Hustle for the Future" varsity baseball tournament is scheduled to return on Monday, March 28 and conclude Wednesday, March 30 on the campus of Oakdale High School.

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


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Mayday To Fight At UFC Fight Night

Excitement is building as in just one week, UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Fight Night will see local fighter Michael "Mayday" McDonald clash with John "Hands ...

July 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Junior Varsity Baseball Sizzles In Summer Ball

Oakdale High School Junior Varsity baseball coach Chris Henry and his boys have been busy this summer. The team has played in three tournaments and ...

July 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I've been truck shopping lately. My current truck is 14 years old and has been a very good truck to me. I can remember ...

July 06, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Competitive Baseball Boys Take Home Hardware

Several Oakdale travel baseball teams recently completed their season and walked with three championship teams and two runner-up honors for the local squads. Five teams ...

July 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fish And Wildlife Department Offers July Rec Opportunities

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife calendar for July includes a variety of fun, educational opportunities around the region. Along with specific daily activities ...

July 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Ultimate Dodgeball League Taking Sign-Ups For Season

Sky Zone Stockton is organizing an Ultimate Dodgeball continues through Thursday, July 7 at Sky Zone, in the Sherwood Mall at 5358 Pacific Ave., Stockton ...

July 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


North Squad Tops South In Rotary Football Classic

For those who needed a "Friday Night Lights" fix, they had the chance to make their way to Merced for the 31st annual North/South ...

June 29, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Recently while fishing New Melones Lake all intentions were to go after the kokanee that were supposed to be biting. What ended up happening was ...

June 29, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Stewart Smokes Field Sunday At Napa’s Sonoma Raceway

Tony Stewart, nicknamed "Smoke," utilized a daring pass in the last turn on the last lap to take his third Sonoma Toyota/Save Mart 350 ...

June 29, 2016 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Last Minute Push Gives Elliott K&N Series Win

The NASCAR K&N Series West series arrived at Sonoma Raceway in Wine Country on Saturday, prior to Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race ...

June 29, 2016 | By JEFF BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Father Time Can’t Keep Hoff From Softball Field

Since moving to Oakdale in 2012, 68-year-old Eric Hoff has been on the local senior softball scene. Hoff is a pitcher for the Animals, a ...

June 29, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Trekkers Meet July 11

Plans are underway for upcoming Volksport Walks at Brushy Peak near Livermore and Calaveras State Park near Manteca. You can learn all about these group ...

June 29, 2016 | | Local Sports


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