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Six Mustang Wrestlers Qualify For State Meet

For six Oakdale Mustangs, the journey continues. A year's work of weight lifting, making weight, and endless practices in the misty Oakdale wrestling room paid off for half a dozen grapplers. Ricky Torres (132), Jake Ryan (145), Gabe Martinez (152), Bronson Harmon (160), Abel Garcia (170), and Colbey Harlan (182) all qualified for the upcoming CIF California State Championship Meet starting Friday, March 3 at Bakersfield.

March 01, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1

March 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Squads Plunge Back Into Swim Season

Spring is nearly upon us and Oakdale swimming looks to make a splash in 2017. Oakdale traveled to Modesto on Saturday, Feb. 25 to compete in the Thomas Downey Invitational.

March 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Soccer Mustangs Bow Out In Second Round

Oakdale's soccer season has officially came to an end following a 2-1 second round loss to third ranked Lincoln of Lincoln on Thursday night, Feb. 23. Two nights prior to the season ending defeat, the sixth seeded Mustangs defeated 11th seeded Patterson 2-0 in the first round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Division III Section Championships inside The Corral.

March 01, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity, JV Baseball Teams Take Victories Over Merced

The calendar may say it is still winter, but Oakdale baseball is back in the swing of things. On Friday, Feb. 24 Oakdale hosted Merced and won in convincing fashion, 9-0, in their first non-league game of the 2017 season.

March 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Like a lot of anglers, I've been restricted to staying home and waiting for the rain to subside. While home, I watched a few fishing shows and couldn't help to think about one of the most overlooked aspects of becoming a professional angler. You've got to be a salesman! Some of the best bass anglers I know never made it very far because they weren't the best in front of a camera, didn't have that certain look, or didn't speak as well as the next guy. Catching fish in a lot of ways is ...

March 01, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I'm beginning to see an increase in boats being towed through my neighborhood, leading me to believe that the fishing must be improving. Obviously, the weather has something to do with it, but I'm going to trust my instincts and hold to my original belief. If you fish long enough, you can't help to not notice the subtle changes. From my earliest of days, I can remember trying to analyze why a fish only bit in a certain spot, and only on a certain bait. Since then, I've tried to take those bits of information to ...

February 22, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


NASCAR, Indy Car Racing Series Ready To Go Green

For 2017, NASCAR has several changes in the news. First, and foremost, it is no longer the "Sprint Cup" series. It is now the "Monster Energy NASCAR Cup" series. There have also been some changes made to the championship points earned at each event. Most of these point changes have been made to increase the on-track racing excitement for the fans. In the last several years, most events simply came down to fuel mileage strategies and not much on track competitive racing activities. Typically, most of the exciting racing occurred in the last 10 to 30 laps of any event ...

February 22, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Annual Fishing Tournament Offered At Oak Grove Park

San Joaquin County Parks and Delta Fly Fishers are presenting the Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament, set for Saturday, March 4 at Oak Grove Regional Park. The park is on West Eight Mile Road in Stockton.

February 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22

February 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Close Out Sloppy Winter Soccer Season

Tuesday, Feb. 14 marked the season finale for the Oakdale varsity girls soccer team. Oakdale (4-17, 2-12) fell to Central Catholic (13-5-2, 10-3-1) 1-0 on the road to close out the campaign.

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


Varsity Soccer Boys Rally To Beat Central Catholic

Three weeks ago the Oakdale Mustangs varsity boys playoff chances seemed dim. They were struggling and battling for a top four spot in the Valley Oak League (VOL). Catching fire late, the team then won five of their last six games and finished second in the VOL.

February 22, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Boys Basketball Season Closes With Road Loss

The 2016-2017 boys basketball season came to a close on Wednesday, Feb. 15 following a 62-45 road loss to first place Manteca. Oakdale (4-24, 1-13) battled in the first quarter with the unbeaten and league champion Buffaloes (22-5, 14-0) to a 17-14 deficit. The Mustangs trailed 28-21 at the half and could not regroup in the second half as the team was outscored 34-24 over the final 16 minutes.

February 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Wrestlers Pin Down Section D-III Championship

Oakdale wrestlers continue to shine this postseason. This past weekend the boys headed to compete in the 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D-III Divisionals at Vista del Lago High School. The Mustangs produced seven first place finishers, along with two second and two third place finishers to win the tournament.

February 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


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


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Swimmers Split Dual Meet

Oakdale swimmers traveled to Ripon to take on the Indians and East Union on Thursday, March 30. On the windy day, Oakdale's girls lost ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Golfers Split Matches

The Oakdale High School boys golf team suffered its first Valley Oak League loss on Wednesday, March 29 at the hands of Central Catholic. Oakdale ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I remember reading that fish don't have much of a memory. All my experiences observing them both in the wild and in captivity lead ...

April 05, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Kids, Parents, And Community Gather For Festivities

Sunshine, ice cream, music and more were among the highlights from the Oakdale Baseball Softball Association (OBSA) Opening Day on Saturday, April 1.

April 05, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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