If the Valley Oak League is a prizefighter, then Oakdale High's varsity boys soccer team should be ready for punches from every angle when the Mustangs kick off conference play on Sept. 11.
The daunting forms of six foot blockers Domi Powell and McKenzie Willett still cast shadows on the hardwood inside the Oakdale High gymnasium.
The Klines are in at Oakdale High. This summer, OHS named two-year assistant, Brian Kline, as the head coach of Oakdale's varsity boys water polo program. The move creates a brother-sister pairing, as Brian joins his sister and head varsity girls coach, Diane Kline, on the Mustang water polo staff. "I am very excited to be able to coach alongside my sister," Kline said on Sunday. "I sat on her bench last year and helped ...
The pools, fields, tracks and courses surrounding Oakdale High are awash with action these days as dedicated athletes put forth the work to provide stellar competition in the always tough Valley Oak League in the prep season that looms just around the corner.
The only thing better than one Hernandez is two. On April 23 of 1994, Sal and Dana Hernandez gifted the world with the birth of their twin sons Marcus and Manny, a duo that would go on to deliver two of the most dynamic careers in Oakdale High sports history. Both thrilled local sports fans during the 2011-12 school year with tremendous efforts on the football field, basketball court and high jump pit. The identical ...
Oakdale H.S., Golf Oakdale's talented young golfer claimed two tournament titles in consecutive recent action on the youth scene. Her wins in Oakdale and Modesto are only a small fraction of her stellar youth golfing career that has already landed her among the best female golfers in the area. Her exploits to end the summer and to start the upcoming high school season will be of tremendous interest going forward. Wong earns Athlete of the ...
On Wednesday, July 25, the Oakdale Leader will release the 2011-12 Male co-Athletes of the Year and the 2011-12 Female Athlete of the Year with video interviews to be posted online. See the print edition of the Leader on Wednesday for details of these athletes and their heroic final seasons.
A combination of junior high and high school wrestlers from Oakdale took on some of the top young prospects in the state at a host scrimmage meet on Friday, June 29. The action gave nearly every future member of the 2012-13 OHS program a look at offseason competition and showcased some of the depth and athleticism onlookers can expect from the program and Oakdale youth in general.
The wrestling mat has never smelled so good. Soon-to-be Oakdale High senior Ronnie Stevens made his triumphant return to the Mustang mats on June 29 as the wrestling program hosted teams from Buchanan to Stockton in a packed summer dual tournament inside the Oakdale gym. For Stevens, it was his first action at home since a devastating injury destroyed bones in his wrist and jeopardized his career last summer. The tough break left Stevens sidelined ...
Oakdale High athletes tout their camaraderie like a purple heart, but local softball players had to put aside their similarities during recent action on the youth softball diamond.
Oakdale High graduates from the class of 2012 got one last shot at action in Mustang uniform on June 16th as baseball and football star games in Modesto were played at the same time and just a handful of miles apart. Oakdale's Kody Simons, Stefan Aguilar and Andy Morris represented Oakdale at the 2012 Modesto Sunrise Rotary Baseball Classic at John Thurman Field while Marcus Hernandez, Cody Cole and Justin Martin played for the South ...
That proverbial 'fat lady' still hasn't stepped up to the microphone. A collection of ten 2012 Oakdale High graduates will enjoy one final contest as a Mustang this weekend at football, softball and baseball all-star games in Stockton and Modesto. The three contests offer special recognition of standout Mustang athletes who led Oakdale to Sac-Joaquin Section championships in both softball, baseball and runner-up status in the prestigious Division III SJS football playoffs. The all-star football ...
The sight of over 10,000 spectators and the presence of the best prep athletes in the state proved the perfect ingredients for greatness for 2012 Oakdale High graduate Manny Hernandez at the 94th Annual California Interscholastic Federation Track and Field Championships on June 1 and 2 at Buchanan High School in Clovis.
It takes an incredible amount of work for any prep program to finish postseason runs with possession of a section championship.
After a lazy fly ball from Oakdale High's Mark Ortiz bounced off the mitt of Sonora's right-fielder to allow three more unearned runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, Wildcat ace Ryan Stevenson turned to his dugout in disgust and waved his hand across his neck to request his departure from the mound.
The state medal draped around the neck of Oakdale High sophomore Nico Colunga couldn't fit better if it was sized and measured at the Men's Wearhouse.
You don't need shoulder pads or a singlet to showcase new muscles. Sometimes you just need a forehand or backhand.
Six Oakdale High students extended their Winter sports season into March by claiming advancements from the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championships to the state meet.
It happens every year.
The 11 Valley Oak League individual titles won by members of Oakdale High's wrestling program on Saturday, Feb. 9 set a school and conference record at Tracy's Kimball High.
Scoring 35 points in one game is a lot like committing a felony. Both garner the attention of the community and both are likely to land your mug shot in the newspaper. Oakdale High senior Austin Archuleta put up 35 in a thrilling Homecoming win over Kimball on Feb. 1.
The wrestling chapter of the Oakdale High record book is guarded by a heavy padlock these days, as annual supremacy has surrendered some the most dominant performances in Valley Oak League history. The 2012-13 squad picked that lock on Saturday. Oakdale won 11 of the 14 weight classes at the VOL Championships in Kimball to break a school record for the most individual conference titles by any team. They surpassed the ...
Veteran Stampede Cheer coaches, Abby Gottlieb and Annamarie McDaniel, and first year coach Jenna Zellmer knew they had a special team at the beginning of the Oakdale Stampede season but they soon discovered their girls were not only talented, but champions.
Those epic Oakdale-Sonora football games may soon be replaced by Oakdale-Central Catholic.
Oakdale High custodians should check the roof of the Mustang gymnasium for holes, because Austin Archuleta shot the roof off the place on Feb. 1. Archuleta sank four three-point shots in the opening quarter and ended with eight converted treys and a game-high 35 points as the Mustangs rallied to stifle visiting Kimball 64-53 during Oakdale's Winter Homecoming. Archuleta was also a perfect seven-for-seven from the ...
Between game-winning shots at the buzzer, game-tying three-pointers in the final moments and stellar post play against the biggest team in the league; it's been an exciting run of games for Oakdale High's varsity boys basketball team.
There's no crying in baseball, but there sure is plenty of it in wrestling.