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Spring Training Underway For Multiple Mustang Squads

The groundhog may have seen his shadow earlier this month, but that won't stop Oakdale High School from prepping for the spring. This past week, Oakdale's spring sports squads began practicing in preparation for their upcoming seasons. Baseball, softball, track and field, boy's tennis, swimming and boy's golf will all soon be back in action on campus.

February 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Loss To VOL Champ Manteca Closes Lady Hoops Season

The 2016-2017 girls basketball season came to a close on Tuesday night, Feb. 14 for Oakdale. On a night where three seniors were honored for their contributions and career with the team, Oakdale (13-14, 3-11) fell to first place Manteca (16-10, 13-1) by a final score of 63-46.

February 22, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Wrestling Mustangs Win 11th Straight VOL Title

For over a decade, the Oakdale Mustangs have dominated the Valley Oak League wrestling mats. On Saturday, Feb. 11 the boys went to Central Catholic High School for the annual Valley Oak League Championship tournament and continued that dominance.

February 15, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Drop Two Games In Varsity Action

A rough week for the Oakdale Lady Mustangs (13-13, 3-10) varsity basketball team, as the girls dropped both of their Valley Oak League games. On Tuesday evening the girls fell to Kimball (20-6, 11-2) at home 51-38 and then took a 63-52 road loss at Central Catholic (17-9, 8-5) on Thursday night.

February 15, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Senior Night Doesn’t Bring Win For Mustang Boy Hoops

Senior Night 2017 began on a high note for the eight senior varsity Mustang basketball boys, as they were honored prior to tip-off. However, by the end of the evening, the team on the court was not celebrating as Oakdale fell 83-42 to visiting Central Catholic (19-7, 10-3) on Friday night. Oakdale kept it close in the first half but were outscored 54-22 over the third and fourth quarters, sending the Mustangs to their fifth straight league loss. Earlier in the week the boys fell to Lathrop (15-11, 7-6) on the road by a final of 66-36.

February 15, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

The other day while searching through YouTube videos, I came across a video titled "Angry Fisherman!" Curious to see more, I clicked on the video and wasn't all that entertained until I clicked on some of the other videos that were showing up. Apparently, it's become a thing to record angry home owners, police, and other fishermen arguing over who owns the water. Admittedly, I've fished in and been kicked out of many golf course ponds and private lakes while growing up. After all, those were the best places to catch fish in my neighborhood. Just about ...

February 15, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Varsity Soccer Girls Victorious On Senior Day

Tuesday night was a celebratory evening for the varsity girls soccer team. Oakdale (4-16, 2-11) defeated visiting Weston Ranch (1-15-1, 0-12-0) by a final of 2-0. Prior to the game, coaches, parents, and fans celebrated the five seniors for their dedication and achievements in the program. Seniors Isabella Cobarruvias, Amelia Hernandez, Alyssa Rowe, Makenzie Perez and Megan Miller were all honored at midfield of the OHS Corral. Presented with flowers, balloons and candy, the girls took in their final pregame ceremony at home.

February 15, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


NHRA Season Thunders To Life In Pomona

The 57th annual Circle K NHRA Winter Nationals thundered into the history books this past weekend in Pomona, despite inclement weather during the first two days. A few showers may have cost one round of qualifying, but it wasn't going to dampen the performance in any of the three NHRA Mello Yello professional categories. The cool weather conditions did bring out some thundering performances.

February 15, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Wrestling Mustangs Pin Down Ninth Straight Blue Banner

History was made inside Lincoln High School in Stockton on Saturday, Feb. 4 as the Oakdale Mustangs varsity wrestling team won its ninth straight Sac-Joaquin Section title. The boys dominated the competition to claim another blue banner after defeating Benicia 51-18 in the finals.

February 08, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8

February 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Soccer Drops Sixth Straight

Since winning their only league game of the season on Jan. 17, the varsity girls soccer team has now dropped six straight league games. Oakdale's (3-15-0, 1-10-0) latest struggles were a 7-0 road loss to Sierra (19-2-0, 10-1-0) on Tuesday, Jan. 31 and a 3-1 road loss to Lathrop (4-9-0, 4-7-0).

February 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Varsity Boys Back In Playoff Hunt For Soccer

Just over a week ago the varsity boys soccer team was on the outside looking in to the upcoming playoff picture. Following a pair of league wins this past week, Oakdale now sits in fourth place in the Valley Oak League standings and improved their chances of making it to the postseason. Oakdale knocked off Sierra 3-2 in a big road showdown on Monday, Jan. 30 and followed that with a 6-0 home win over Lathrop to climb up in the standings.

February 08, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Shorthanded Lady Mustangs Drop Two Of Three

Injuries to numerous players left the varsity Lady Mustangs basketball team shorthanded in a trio of league games this past week. The squad was without Zoe Gillen and Maddy Brewer in a 38-26 home loss to Sierra on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Oakdale shook off the loss and answered with a 56-49 road win over Weston Ranch on Thursday, Feb. 2. Over the weekend the girls hosted Lathrop on Saturday but could not earn the home win as they fell 44-36 to the visiting Spartans.

February 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Boy Hoopsters Suffer Tough VOL Losses

Two recent league games for the Oakdale varsity boys' basketball team ended in defeat. Oakdale's (4-21, 1-10) difficult week started with a 46-32 home loss to Weston Ranch (14-10, 6-5) on Wednesday, Feb. 1 and then featured a heartbreaking 45-43 road loss to Kimball (6-18, 2-9) later in the week.

February 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

There's a tree in my neighborhood that's been my springtime indicator for the past 20 years. It's an almond tree that I glance at every morning on my way to work, especially this time of year. Many old-time fishermen will tell you that you can tell when springtime fishing is here by the blossoming of the local almond trees. The one in my neighborhood has yet to blossom but it's close. I've learned over the years that if I was to wait for the weather to tell me when spring is here, I would have ...

February 08, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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Mustangs, Manteca Vie For Section Championship

The time has arrived. The 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin Division III Section Championship game kicks off Friday night, Dec. 1 at Lincoln High School in Stockton ...

November 29, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29

November 29, 2017 | | Local Sports


Jacobson Sets Record In Playoff Win Over Patterson

Friday night, Nov. 24 The Corral was stuffed like the Thanksgiving turkey the day before. With nearly 4,000 people in attendance, the Oakdale Mustangs ...

November 29, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Wrestlers Look To Pin VOL; Hoopsters Hopeful

With the weather turning chilly, Oakdale High School sports head indoors for the winter. Wrestling and basketball programs hit the gym over the next three ...

November 29, 2017 | | Local Sports


Former Boxing World Champion Visits Oakdale

It's not every day that a global superstar visits the Cowboy Capital of the World.

November 29, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Fishing on an empty stomach is something I've never experienced while fishing on the day after Thanksgiving. I always seem to have time to ...

November 29, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Mustangs Conquer Vikings In Second Round Playoff Tilt

Seven first half possessions resulted in six touchdowns for Oakdale in a lopsided 41-16 playoff win. In second round action of the 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin ...

November 22, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Football Preview

The final four.

November 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Masters Plan One-Mile Charity Swim Event

Coming up on Saturday, Dec. 9 the Oakdale Aquatics Masters will be holding a one mile swim to benefit the Fattal Foundation. This event will ...

November 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Stampede Captures Super Bowl Championship

After months of hard work, dedication and competition, the Oakdale Varsity Stampede youth football team ended their season hoisting the Super Bowl trophy.

November 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


OHS Soccer Players Gear Up For Winter Campaign

For the second season, both boys and girls soccer will be played during the winter months.

November 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I recently overheard a few anglers talking about how making their hobby their job would be like not working at all. I used to think ...

November 22, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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