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Two Out Of Three Go In Loss Column

The Oakdale varsity Lady Mustangs basketball team has hit a bit of a rough patch. Since starting the preseason off 4-0, the team has dropped three of their last five. Oakdale played in a trio of games this past week, where the team went 1-2.

December 30, 2015 | | Local Sports

Mayday McDonald Returns To UFC Octagon

After a two year absence from the world of Mixed Martial Arts, Modesto native Michael "Mayday" McDonald returns to combat in the octagon. The 24-year-old, who trains out of Oakdale, last fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on Dec. 14, 2013 against "The California Kid" Urijah Faber. McDonald lost in the second round, and the former champion stepped away from the sport until now.

December 30, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Fishing Report

The other day while I was reading through some online fishing forums, I came across a picture of a new bass boat that was rigged with a 400 horsepower outboard motor. That's easily a 90 plus mph boat! Most bass boats rigged with an engine over 200 horsepower can run in the 70's. I can't imagine what a boat with 400 horsepower can run. If you've ever seen a bass boat running at top speed, there's very little of the boat actually in the water. The good news is that most tournament organizations put limitations ...

December 30, 2015 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports

2015 Memorable For Oakdale Sports

With 2015 in the books, let's take a few moments to reflect on the sporting events and stories from the first half of the year that was. From the 64th annual PRCA Oakdale Rodeo, to hard hitting MMA action, to the loss of an Oakdale football legend, to Oakdale Mustangs achievements, the first half of 2015 was an exciting time for our sports community.

December 30, 2015 | | Local Sports

Fishing Report

Someday I hope to tell stories of how bad the water hyacinth used to be on the Delta. As much as I love the protection and security that it provides our fish, I'm beginning to despise it as it's made it nearly impossible to launch and navigate certain areas on the Delta. Several years ago there was an effort to control the water hyacinth by spraying it but it's since made a resurgence. In my lifetime, I've never seen the water hyacinth as bad as it's been this year and am really starting to wonder ...

December 23, 2015 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports

Tackling Some Ecological Questions

Tackling Some Ecological Questions

December 23, 2015 | | Local Sports

Early Season Success For Mustang Wrestlers

Coming off their huge performance at the 40th James Riddle Tournament where six Mustang grapplers took first place honors, Oakdale made their presence felt at the Marty Manges Invite at Casa Robles High School. Nine wrestlers finished in the top 10. Three Oakdale wrestlers were named champions, a trio of grapplers took second place, the Mustangs had a pair of third place finishers and an eighth place 220-pounder. The Mustangs took first place as a team to claim their second tournament victory in as many tries in 2015.

December 23, 2015 | | Local Sports

Mustangs Still Searching For First Basketball Win

It is very early in a long season for the boys' varsity basketball team. Under first year head coach Hondo Arpoika, the boys have hit early season woes after their 54-26 home loss to Gregori on Saturday night, Dec. 19.

December 23, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

18 Hole Ladies

Christmas Party

December 23, 2015 | | Local Sports

Season-Ending Water Polo Hardware, Honors Presented

In a recent ceremony, the 2015 Oakdale High School Water Polo teams were honored. Both varsity teams enjoyed postseason success as the boys won a first round playoff game 10-8 over Bear River. Oakdale's Jared Kahler scored six of the goals for the team in that thrilling victory. Nate Van Cleave led the team in assists in the game with four. Their impressive performances in the postseason, as well as during the regular season, led the two of them to a shared Most Valuable Player award, along with Spencer Lee. Oakdale also handed out the Mustang Award to Sam ...

December 23, 2015 | | Local Sports

OBA, OVYSA Join Forces

Oakdale's youth baseball and youth softball programs have combined their efforts and will be one large, cohesive program when the season starts next spring.

December 23, 2015 | | Local Sports

Lady Mustangs Notch Fifth Victory On Court

Last season the Lady Mustangs varsity basketball team went 5-22 overall. In just six games, the 2015-2016 team has matched that win total after they put away Hilmar 37-29.

December 23, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Coach Ford Looks To Change Culture

The Lady Mustangs varsity basketball team took on some new faces this offseason. Oakdale's varsity coach Justin Schwitters, who took over the reins in 2011, stepped down and Julie Ford answered the call to be the new varsity head coach.

December 23, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

Mustangs Rope In VOL Football Honors

In a season that was injury plagued, the Oakdale Mustangs football team never used that as an excuse. Instead they buckled their chin straps and battled on the gridiron and 95 percent of the time, came out as victors, going 12-2 overall in 2015.

December 16, 2015 | | Local Sports

Oakdale Dominates At Annual Riddle Tournament

Wrestling season is back, and for the seven-time defending Sac-Joaquin Section champion Oakdale Mustangs the expectations are high. Saturday, Dec. 12 Oakdale welcomed 24 teams to town as the Mustangs hosted the 40th James Riddle tournament.

December 16, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

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October 05, 2016 | | Local Sports

Blowout Victory For Varsity Football Over Jaguars

The "Mini Mustangs" had the chance to be front and center at Friday night's Oakdale Mustangs JV and varsity football games, but rest assured ...

October 05, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports

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