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Fishing Report

It took a little longer than I had originally planned but I finally was able to fish Lake Pardee last weekend. The trip was a last minute decision so I ended up making the trip by myself. Surprisingly, it rained the whole time I was driving to the lake and stopped raining as soon as I arrived. I expected the boat ramp to be busy but there was not a boat in site when I got there. I didn't have the whole lake to myself but boat traffic was definitely below average for this time of year. Unfortunately the ...

April 20, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Varsity Girls Running Strong In VOL Action

Literally running away from the rest of the Valley Oak League teams for the 11th straight season, the Oakdale varsity girls track and field team dominated East Union 105-25 for their 83rd consecutive dual meet victory. Oakdale went to East Union on Thursday, April 7 along with the boys varsity team, the Mustang boys winning 94-31. The junior varsity boys tied 68-68 and the junior varsity girls took a tough loss, 82-26.

April 13, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Tennis Team Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive

After being blanked by Manteca with identical 9-0 scores on both Tuesday and Wednesday, the Mustang boys tennis team answered with a 7-2 road win over Sierra. Taking four of six singles matches and sweeping Sierra in doubles, the Mustang boys remain in playoff contention.

April 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Varsity Girls Swim Away With Win

The Oakdale Aquatic Center welcomed Sierra to town on Tuesday, April 5 in a Valley Oak League showdown. Oakdale's varsity girls dominated the visitors in a lopsided 128-42 dismissal.

April 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Soccer Drops Two Of Three

The varsity girls soccer team's high-powered offense seemed to run out of gas this past week. Oakdale played three games and failed to score goals in two of them, losing 2-0 to Manteca and 2-0 to Sierra. However, the girls managed to put together a 4-2 road win over East Union in between those losses.

April 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Springtime Hunting And Spear Guns

Bow Hunting for Spring Turkeys?

April 13, 2016 | By CARRIE WILSON California Department Of Fish And Wildlife | Local Sports


Rain, Mud, Wind Don’t Dampen Competition

Loyal fans from across the United States gathered under their umbrellas and EZ Ups, bundled up in ponchos and hats and made their way to the 65th annual PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo. The weekend extravaganza saw plenty of rain and mud but did not keep the excited crowd away.

April 13, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Softball Squad Turns Focus To East Union

After putting away Sierra and Central Catholic, the Oakdale varsity Lady Mustangs softball team has improved to 6-0 in Valley Oak League action and 12-0 overall for the season. On Tuesday, April 12 the Lady Mustangs faced their league rival, East Union (13-0, 5-0) on the road, in a game played after The Leader went to press.

April 13, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


OHS Girls Basketball Coaches Offer Clinics

Coaches from all three Oakdale High School girls' basketball levels have joined together to help out the younger kids in Oakdale who are interested in improving their skills. Any girls from fourth through eighth grades are encouraged to come out to the OHS Main Gym for this free clinic. Each Monday and Wednesday from now through May 25 from 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m., several of Oakdale's experienced coaches will be on hand to help improve the young girls' basketball playing skills. The experienced and knowledgeable staff includes varsity head coach Julie Ford, junior varsity coach ...

April 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Varsity Baseball Team Wins First VOL Game

After a rocky start to the Valley Oak League schedule, the varsity baseball Mustangs put together seven strong and complete innings to defeat visiting East Union 5-1. Oakdale entered the game 0-3 in league play after a 3-2 road loss to East Union (5-8, 2-2) on Wednesday, April 6.

April 13, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Last weekend a friend and I went fishing at Lake Amador. Lake Amador is the place that I used to dream about when I was a kid. As a family, we would camp there several times a year and fish there just about every other weekend. There's pretty much a story that goes along with every stretch of bank on Lake Amador for me. The fishing hasn't always been the best, but every lake has its good and bad days. It's strange how everything looked so much bigger back then. Lake Amador has become a special place ...

April 13, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Two Oakdale Athletes Nominated For Honor

By DENNIS D. CRUZ

April 06, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Olivo To Start Season On Sacramento Roster

Oakdale's Miguel Olivo could be one wicked foul tip or home plate collision to Buster Posey away from getting the call back up to the major leagues for the 2016 season.

April 06, 2016 | By RICHARD PALOMA | Local Sports


Boys Hoopsters Honored For Work Ethic, Progress

In a season that may not have been full of highlights on the court, the teams and coaches for the 2015-2016 season agreed it was full of memories for all three boys' basketball levels. Their collective records did not tell the full story of the shaky season; the laughter, hard work and progress throughout the season did.

April 06, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

April is the month that I get most excited about when thinking about going fishing. My personal best was caught during the month of April, nearly 10 years ago. As a bass fisherman, catching a bass over 10 pounds is extremely rare. Naturally, it becomes a goal of just about every fisherman that I know. Before finally breaking the 10 pound mark, I caught many that weighted over five pounds and a handful that were slightly over nine pounds. I quickly became frustrated to the point of wondering if I was ever going to catch one over 10 pounds. When ...

April 06, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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Annual 5K Run/Walk Promotes Brain Health

Here's a chance for you to run or walk for the health of that very important "muscle" in your body … your brain. Join in ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustang Baseball Well Represented In All-VOL

The Mustang varsity baseball team finished second in the competitive Valley Oak League (VOL) this season after going 10-4 during the campaign. Oakdale's season ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


Open Water Festival Aids Alcatraz Prep

Members of the Oakdale Aquatics Masters swim team competed recently in the Lake Del Valle Open Water Festival. Oakdale residents Ray Jackson and Arijaan Bulk ...

June 15, 2016 | | Local Sports


Three Oakdale MMAs Battling At Event

The hard hitting world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is heading to the SaveMart Center for Bellator 156. Three of Oakdale MMA's own are ...

June 15, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

This summer so far hasn't turned out the way I planned it several months ago. In a perfect world, I'd be on the ...

June 15, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Chappell Takes Third In Final State Meet

A four year career came to a close for OHS senior Hannah Chappell this past weekend. The Alabama bound discus thrower competed in her final ...

June 08, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Trekkers Plan Events

Plans are underway for upcoming Volksport Walks at Treasure Island and Donner Memorial State Park. You can learn all about these group walks for fun ...

June 08, 2016 | | Local Sports


Special Ballpark Seat Recognizes Veterans

The Stockton Ports installed a POW/MIA (Prisoner of War/Missing in Action) Seat of Honor at Banner Island Ballpark and unveiled it on Saturday ...

June 08, 2016 | | Local Sports


Four-Day AAU Event Coming To Oakdale

The Olympic Games are heading to Rio this summer, but Oakdale will be hosting its own Olympic-style games at The Corral beginning on Wednesday, June ...

June 08, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

June 08, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Competitive bass fishing like every other sport, has its winners and losers. I personally don't know of a more humbling sport. Many anglers like ...

June 08, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


OHS Alumnus Farquer Qualifies For CNFR Finals

Former Oakdale High School graduate Colton Farquer will be saddling up and heading to Casper, Wyoming for the 2016 College National Finals Rodeo. Farquer, a ...

June 08, 2016 | | Local Sports


Girls Soccer Awards Presented For Season

Although the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity soccer team fell short of making the postseason, the girls had a productive campaign and were awarded for their ...

June 08, 2016 | | Local Sports


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