Second year head coach Julie Ford has her girls basketball team off to a sizzling start in the early going. The varsity Lady Mustangs improved to 6-1 following a pair of home wins this past week. On Thursday night the girls dismissed visiting Ripon Christian 41-28 and 24 hours later they demolished Johansen 56-15 to complete their week. The Mustangs opened the first quarter on a 7-0 advantage over Ripon Christian as Sarah Bohrer connected on a corner three with 4:28 left in the opening quarter. Bohrer finished with eight points on the night. Oakdale led 13-4 after the ...
December 21, 2016|
By DENNIS D. CRUZ
The Valley Oak League soccer season has begun and for the varsity Mustang boys, the season has started with both ups and downs. On Monday, Dec. 12 the boys won the season opener 3-0 over the Manteca Buffaloes. Two days later, the boys tied with East Union, 1-1.
December 21, 2016|
By DENNIS D. CRUZ
The Oakdale varsity wrestling team made the trip to Buchanan High School for a two-day tournament that began on Friday, Dec. 16 and wrapped up on Saturday afternoon. Oakdale, coming off their hot performance at the 41st annual James Riddle, hit a speed bump at the Zinkin Classic as the team placed fifth overall in the tough competition. Oakdale scored a combined 127 team points.
The transition from spring to winter has not been kind to the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity soccer team thus far. The girls lost their league opener 6-0 to Manteca and Mother Nature defeated them with her furious rainstorm late in the week, forcing their second league game to be rescheduled against East Union. No date has been announced for the makeup date.
Wintertime fishing can be one of the most peaceful times to be on the water. The waterways are usually a lot less crowded and it's common to find an area or stretch of bank where there isn't another boat in sight. With that said, it's cold! Everything is moving a little slower, including us. Unlike us, fish are cold blooded species whose body temperature rise and fall with their environment. Certain species of fish thrive in lower water temperatures, while others thrive in higher water temperatures. Those species that prefer the colder temperatures are the ones that ...
Coming off their big week where the team took first place in the Pitman Tournament, the Oakdale varsity boys soccer team dropped two of three games this past week. Oakdale defeated visiting Franklin on Tuesday night 3-2 but stumbled in their other two games. The Mustangs lost 1-0 to Central Valley and 2-1 to Livingston.
In the 41st annual James Riddle Invitational, Oakdale dominated the home tournament. Eight varsity wrestlers captured first place in their respective weight classes. Dustin Chavez, Jake Abeyta, Cody Williams, Ricky Torres, Gabe Martinez, Abel Garcia, Colbey Harlan and Luis Ayala all earned first place honors in the prestigious tournament. There were 25 teams from around the state that came to Oakdale High School on Saturday, Dec. 10 and enjoyed premier high school wrestling. Oakdale took first place as a team with a total of 231 points.
The varsity girls basketball team is off to a nice start with their latest win coming on Tuesday, Dec. 6 in their lone game of the week. Oakdale knocked off Riverbank 58-28 for their fourth straight win to start the season. Leading the way for Oakdale were Sara Bohrer and Zoe Gillen who scored 14 points each. Oakdale had four players in double digits as Maddy Brewer scored 11 and Grace Higle put in 10 for the Lady Mustangs. Oakdale resumed play as the girls took on Hilmar on Tuesday, Dec. 13 following The Leader's press time. The Lady ...
Fans flocked to The Corral for the final time in the 2016 season with umbrellas in hand to witness the CIF Northern California Division III-A Regional Bowl game between Oakdale and Sutter on Saturday night, Dec. 10. The winner would earn the right to go on to the CIF III-A State Championship game in La Jolla this coming Saturday evening. For the first 36 minutes of action, that team looked like Sutter. Things changed in the fourth quarter, however, and the Mustangs punched their State Championship ticket with a thrilling 27-10 win. The home team reeled off 21 unanswered points ...
After the way the season started for Oakdale, a CIF Section Championship seemed a bit of a stretch. However, veteran Head Coach Trent Merzon, his staff, the players and community never lost sight of the goal, or the faith to achieve it. The Mustangs earned the top seed in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D3 bracket and played like it throughout the playoffs. In the finals the Mustangs traveled to Lincoln High School in Stockton on Friday night, Dec. 2 and took on the high flying offense of the Christian Brothers Falcons, who came in as the third seed. Under the ...
December 07, 2016|
By DENNIS D. CRUZ
Three games, three wins for the Oakdale varsity girls basketball team. On Tuesday, Nov. 29 the girls won their home game against Grace Davis 40-39. Leading the way was Sarah Bohrer with 11 points. Also scoring double digits was Zoe Gillen, who scored 10 points. Senior Maddy Brewer added nine points. The following night, Oakdale defeated Tokay 63-18. Gillen scored a game high 20 points in the home win. Grace Higle added 15 points for the Lady Mustangs while Brewer scored nine. The Lady Mustangs finished the week with another home blowout win on Friday night. The Lady Mustangs made ...