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Winter Season Standouts - New-Look Oakdale Grapplers Tangle Tough

If the high school wrestling season is a roller coaster, then Friday and Saturday's action at the Doc Buchanan Invitational in Clovis caught Oakdale at the lowest point they may reach this season.

January 11, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Justin Martinez

The lanky figure of Justin Martinez doesn't just help him get that can of beans from the top shelf. Oakdale's imposing center on the varsity basketball team has emerged into a serious and dynamic role on the prep court this season.

January 11, 2012 | | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Tyler Noon

With the No. 5 ranked team in the state looming across Oakdale High's home mat on Dec. 23, Mustang wrestlers knew they needed some significant upsets to stay unbeaten in dual action this season.

January 04, 2012 | | High School Sports


Mustang Varsity Boys Earn Rotary Championship Rematch

A dominant second quarter gave Los Banos High's varsity boys basketball team a three-point lead over Oakdale at the half and momentum for a potential run at the 42nd Annual Oakdale Rotary Classic finals, but Mustang seniors Justin Hernandez and Nathan Van Ryn were not to be denied a championship rematch.

January 04, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Round Two: More Sports News Makes Headlines

Summer sports and the start of a new school year meant plenty of action for the Leader's sports section.

January 04, 2012 | | High School Sports


Wrestling Mustangs Claim Upset Over Highly Touted Gilroy Squad

If Oakdale High wrestling fans wanted an improbable upset victory for Christmas, than Santa granted their wishes during unlikely dual meet at the Mustang gymnasium on Dec. 23.

January 04, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Lady Mustangs Fourth In Ripon Christian Tourney

A valiant fourth-quarter comeback nearly closed the gap, but Oakdale High's varsity girls basketball team (4-8) slipped to a 41-36 defeat to talented Hilmar (11-2) in the third-place game of the Ripon Christian Tournament on Dec. 29. Oakdale beat Delhi in the tourney opener, but dropped their next two contests to Hughson and Hilmar. The Lady Mustangs were forced to finish tournament action without starting point guard Blanca Lara, who spent her New Year's holiday in Mexico. With Lara absent from the lineup, Oakdale struggled against Hilmar's full-court press that gave the Yellowjackets a 17-6 advantage in ...

January 04, 2012 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Victory Leads Oakdale To Rotary Tourney Tip-Off

A 63-48 victory over Pacheco on Dec. 21 put a nice polish on Oakdale High's varsity basketball preseason, but today's start to the 42nd Annual Oakdale Rotary Classic (Dec. 28) represents the last test drive before conference play.

December 28, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Zack Fallentine

Oakdale High's junior heavyweight on the varsity wrestling team, Zack Fallentine, exploded onto the prep wrestling scene with a 5-2 win over Buhach Colony's Michael Escobar to claim first place honors in the 36th Annual James Riddle Classic earlier this month at OHS.

December 21, 2011 | | High School Sports


Surprise Win In Elk Grove

Only six high school wrestling teams attended the 2011 John Zhender Duals at Elk Grove High on Dec. 17, but they were six very good teams and Oakdale was the cream of the crop. Oakdale went 5-0 across a full day of action against five of the best teams in the Sac-Joaquin Section and the North Coast Section.

December 21, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Varsity Lady Mustangs Sneak Past Downey

A last-moment three-pointer gave Downey High's varsity girls basketball team brief hope for a late comeback, but Oakdale maintained the final possession for a 40-37 victory over the host Knights on Friday. The win improved Oakdale to 3-4 in non-league action with a solid 255-280 scoring differential between opponents. The games have been a nice way to open the year after blowout losses of 20 or more points in five of Oakdale's last games of the 2010-11 season.

December 21, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Oakdale Volleyball Duo Ink Letters Of Intent

Oakdale High seniors McKenzie Willet and Justina Keith signed their names to written commitments on Dec. 11 to attend the University of California, Merced on partial volleyball scholarships. Both will join the seven-year-old university for its second ever National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics season in 2012.

December 19, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


SENSATIONAL SIX

With five likely starters expected to miss the mat this season and another three football players still awaiting service on the active roster, Oakdale High's rag-tag collection of varsity wrestlers wasn't expected to continue the tradition of dominating their host tournament to open the season.

December 14, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Oakdale Boys, Girls Land Hoop Wins

With fall players finally landing spots on the winter sports rosters, Oakdale High varsity basketball teams saw an influx in production and victories over the past week.

December 14, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Six Oakdale Grapplers Land Riddle Tourney Titles

Top 10 teams

December 10, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


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First Downs, Then The World - OHS Gridders Must Stop Dual-Threat QB

Before Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin III and Collin Kaepernick were befuddling NFL defenders with the read-option, Turlock High quarterback Sean Downs was doing it perfectly at THS.

August 28, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


ROAD TRIP - Softball Sisters Travel U.S.A. In Search Of Perfect College

The only thing that Oakdale High sophomores Maddi and Kindra Hackbarth have in common is their voracious passion for the sport of softball.

August 21, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


SAN DIEGO OR BUST Sanders Gives Verbal Commitment To UC San Diego

Sandy beaches, world-renowned wildlife habitats, perhaps the greatest climate in the world and the future home of Oakdale High softball star Lauren Sanders.

July 24, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


POLO PROWESS - Stender, SOAK Honored For Recent Play

Shelby Stender has a smile so big it could troll for krill, but the incoming Oakdale High junior has a tenacious streak proven deadly in the prep pool.

July 17, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Stender An All-American

Incoming Oakdale High junior Shelby Stender can add more accolade onto her already terrific prep career.

July 15, 2013 | Report Abuse account | High School Sports


All-Star Selection Finds Four Mustangs

Another year of stellar baseball gave way to another Sac-Joaquin Section title for the Oakdale High Mustangs this year.

July 10, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Oakdale All-Stars Tackle Southern Opposition

Top talent from across nearby Sac-Joaquin Section schools gathered at Golden Valley High on Friday, June 28, and gave four Oakdale High graduates a shot at one more game to represent the Mustangs. Oakdale and the North ultimately fell to Central Section schools on the South roster in an overtime thriller.

July 03, 2013 | | High School Sports


All-Stars Collide

Top talent from across nearby Sac-Joaquin Section schools gathered at Golden Valley High on Friday, June 28, gave four Oakdale High graduates a shot at one more game to represent the Mustangs. Oakdale and the North ultimately fell to Central Section schools on the South roster in an overtime thriller.

July 01, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


CAREER MUSTANG - Mustang Born, Mustang Bred Hondo Arpoika Will Be A Mustang Till’ The Day He’s Dead

Explosive displays of athleticism by 2013 Oakdale High graduate Hondo Arpoika are like a Karate Kid crane kick.

June 26, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR HIGH FLYER Gratigny Was Brilliant In 2012-13

She doesn't deny it.

June 19, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR CAPTAIN CLUTCH Machado Led Elite 2013 Field Of Athletes

If you play chess with 2013 Oakdale High graduate Eddie Machado, you had better not put him in check.

June 19, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


ALL-STAR BASEBALL - Oakdale Foursome Lead East Team To Victory

With direct sunlight now absent from the immaculate baseball diamond at John Thurman field on June 8, ninth-inning temperatures dipped from their previous 110-degree mark to a welcoming 85 degrees.

June 12, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


HAIL HANNAH! Freshman Discus Wonder Takes Seventh At State Track Meet

The easiest way to track the location of Oakdale High thrower Hannah Chappell at the 2013 California Interscholastic Federation State Track and Field Championships in Clovis was to listen closely to the murmuring whispers that followed her every move.

June 05, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


All Stars Slated For Looming Competition

Recent Oakdale High graduates have another chance to extend the legacy of their prep careers before leaving high school memories in their dust.

June 05, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Chappell 7th At State Track Meet

On June 1, Oakdale High freshman Hannah Chappell eclipsed the 134 foot mark four times and captured a boisterous 138-07 to end seventh in the discus finals at the California Interscholastic Federation State Track and Field Championships in Clovis.

June 03, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


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