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Wins Tough To Come By For Oakdale Squads

For both the boys and girls Oakdale varsity soccer teams, the winter has not been kind. Both teams suffered a pair of league losses this past week and those losses put their playoff hopes in jeopardy.

February 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

If you've never witnessed a lake being planted with trout, it's definitely a sight to see. The truck that carries the fish usually pulls up to a predetermined spot and either deploys a hose into the water or backs the truck right up to the water's edge. The driver then gets out, opens a valve at the rear or side of the truck, and releases all the fish into the lake. This of course, causes just about every angler in sight to gravitate towards where the fish are being released. One would think that the last thing ...

February 01, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25

January 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Skid Hits Five League Games

Since winning their Valley Oak League season opener on Jan. 4, hard times have followed for the OHS varsity Lady Mustangs basketball team. The girls have lost five straight league games, including two this past week as the squad lost 36-27 at Lathrop on Wednesday, Jan. 18 and fell to visiting Central Catholic 61-55 on Friday night.

January 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Boys Soccer Washed Out

With high winds and rain swirling in Oakdale, the Mustang soccer boys could not take the field. With a short week due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, the boys attempted to take the field on Wednesday against Kimball. Earlier in the day, the junior varsity boys took the field and their game came to a close early as lighting was spotted in the area. Ultimately, that forced both the junior varsity and varsity boys soccer games to be postponed.

January 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Tough Season Continues For Mustang Boy Hoopsters

To say the least, the OHS varsity boys basketball team has had a difficult 2016-17 season. The boys played three games this past week and came up short in all three, stretching their Valley Oak League losing streak to 23. The team last won a league game on Feb. 11, 2015.

January 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Youth Hoops Sign Ups

Sign-ups are scheduled on Saturday, Jan. 28 for the upcoming youth basketball winter skills camp hosted by the Oakdale boys basketball program.

January 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Grapplers Dominate During Senior Night Bouts

On Wednesday night, Jan. 18 five Oakdale wrestling seniors were honored in front of the large crowd attending a Valley Oak League double dual meet inside the OHS Main Gym. Seniors Jake Abeyta, Trey Smith, Luis Ayala, Esteban Villasenor and Abel Garcia were all recognized on Senior Night 2017.

January 25, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Soccer Girls Drop Two

After winning their first Valley Oak League game a week ago, the varsity soccer girls returned to action but came up short in two contests. Oakdale (3-11, 1-6) were shut out by Kimball (5-10-1, 3-3-1) on Tuesday, Jan. 17 by a score of 3-0 at home and lost by a 5-1 final to visiting Central Catholic (8-3-1, 5-1) just two days later.

January 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It's been a while since I've been so excited to go fishing. There's been a lot that's got in the way of me being able to go. This past weekend I did the unthinkable, I loaned out my truck to a family member. Something I never did before, or thought that I would ever do. Now, I just hope that nobody ever asks to borrow my truck again. I must have been caught during a moment of weakness. I still can't believe I allowed anyone to use my truck. I got my truck back, but ...

January 25, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Sign Up For Youth Hoops

Sign-ups are scheduled on Saturday, Jan. 21 for the upcoming youth basketball winter skills camp hosted by the Oakdale boys basketball program.

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It's hard to believe that this time last year, many of us were hoping that we would have enough rain to finally end the drought. Fast forward to today, I'm wondering if this rain is ever going to stop. Weather is so unpredictable. Even today, with all the latest technology, I don't recall anyone last year predicting that we would have this amount of rain. Many experts in the field predicted the opposite. La Nina was supposed to proceed last year's El Nino, resulting in another drought. Like fishing, trying to make a prediction eventually humbles ...

January 18, 2017 | Jarrod Ballardo | Local Sports


Harmon Takes First Place At Tim Brown Memorial

Oakdale wrestlers competed twice this week. The boys hit the road for the second Valley Oak League dual meet of the season, and also competed at the 2017 Tim Brown Memorial over the weekend. On Wednesday night, Jan. 11 Oakdale traveled to Sierra High School to take on both Kimball and Sierra in the double dual meet. Oakdale's varsity dismissed Kimball 72-0 and followed up with a 64-15 victory over Sierra to take the meet. The junior varsity boys also made short work of the league foes, winning 60-9 over Kimball and 64-12 over Sierra.

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Awards Ceremony Wraps Up Championship Season

The football community filed into the Oakdale High School main gym on Sunday night, Jan. 15 for the annual Mustangs football awards ceremony. With the stands (and doorways) packed with spectators and players from all three levels of Mustang football, varsity head coach Trent Merzon and his coaching staff honored the State's Division 3A Champions, along with the junior varsity and freshman players who took part in a memorable season.

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Boy Hoopsters Fall Twice On The Road

Oakdale dropped two road games this past week to drop to 0-4 in Valley Oak League play this season. The varsity Mustang boys fell to Weston Ranch 45-35 on Tuesday night, Jan. 10 and then 62-45 to East Union.

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


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Oakdale Golf & Country Club

First Flight: First-Dee Woodbury, Tomi Spor - 69. Tied for second-Bonnie Booker, Virginia Whitworth - 71. Charlene Banducci, Paulette Aldrich - 71.

October 04, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Golfers Improve To 9-0

The young talented Oakdale girls golf team is closing in on winning the Valley Oak League championship. Oakdale earned two Valley Oak League victories this ...

October 04, 2017 | | Local Sports


Tennis Girls Split Matches In VOL Action

On Thursday, Sept. 28 the Oakdale girls tennis team snapped its three game skid with an 8-1 home win over Weston Ranch. Prior to that ...

October 04, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I don't know too many anglers that aren't hoarders. I'm not any different, although I do try to donate a few items ...

October 04, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Varsity Mustangs Lasso Football Road Win Over Lancers

It was as if the varsity Oakdale Mustangs never missed a beat this offseason. The defending state champions opened up the regular season campaign with ...

September 27, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27

September 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Gridiron Victories For JV, Freshman Squads

Thursday night saw the freshman Ponies gallop to a 41-0 home win over East Union. This was the regular season opener and Oakdale got off ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


PREVIEW

The second week of Valley Oak League action will see the Mustangs (3-1, 1-0) travel to Stockton to take on Weston Ranch (1-3, 0-1) Friday ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Home Wins For Boys, Girls Water Polo Teams

Oakdale's varsity boys water polo team earned an exciting 14-10 home win over Pitman on Thursday, Sept. 21. The boys were led by Dakota ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Volleyball Girls Win Pair Of VOL Contests

After falling to Manteca on Sept. 13, the varsity girls volleyball team has regrouped and earned consecutive victories. This past week Oakdale defeated both Kimball ...

September 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Stampede Scoreboard

This past week Oakdale's youth football Stampede squads hosted the Manteca Jaguars inside The Corral.

September 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Tennis Girls Drop Two VOL Matches

Oakdale's tennis team dropped a pair of Valley Oak League matches this past week.

September 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

If you were to ask my dad about the best car he ever had, he would mention the Corvette he owned back in the '60s ...

September 27, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Cross Country Team At UOP Invitational

Saturday morning the Oakdale cross country teams headed to Stockton for the University Of Pacific Invitational Cross Country Meet.

September 27, 2017 | | Local Sports


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