The championship mat at Oakdale High was supposed to feature the best two wrestlers in each weight during the medal round at the eight-team Valley Oak League Individual Wrestling Championships on Saturday. Instead it appeared to be hosting an Oakdale dual meet. Mustang wrestlers made the finals in 13 of the 14 total weight classes, ultimately claiming nine conference titles and 14 top-three finishes to advance ...
Six prep wrestling teams from three different Division IV leagues collided at the Sac-Joaquin Section Team Dual Championships on Saturday, but five of them were only really competing for second.
After a winless stint through the first 10 games of the Valley Oak League season, Oakdale High's varsity girls basketball team is on the warpath for a conference win, and today may represent the best shot.
In a Valley Oak League season where stiff competition has held Oakdale High's varsity girls basketball team out of the win column, nothing is more important than the steady improvement of committed players.
Oakdale High's wrestling program kept the longest active streak of Sac-Joaquin Section Team Dual titles alive with consecutive victories to snare the Division IV banner on Saturday at Lincoln High in Stockton. Mustang grapplers won 25 of 28 total matches across the day to collect their fourth straight such honor and fifth in the past six seasons. The team will host the Valley Oak League Individual Championships on Saturday. For more information ...
Oakdale High's junior varsity girls basketball team improved to 5-3 in the Valley Oak League with an 18-point rout of visiting Kimball on Friday, but varsity and freshman girls couldn't match the same performance during a 1-2 collective finish against the Jaguars.
Welcome back Dustin Harris. The sentiment was pretty obvious for Oakdale High wrestling fans on Wednesday, Jan. 25 during Oakdale's 55-9 Senior Night dual meet victory over visiting Sonora to clinch a Valley Oak League championship. Harris won a one-sided contest at 170 pounds for his first action since he was sidelined with a serious knee injury on Dec. 17 of last year. The return of Harris came just in time for Oakdale to polish ...
The blows to Oakdale High's varsity wrestling team continue to rain down. A varsity lineup that was already without all four returning state qualifiers saw another tough hit when freshman standout Max Stevens was forced to withdraw from the Tim Brown Memorial Invitational on Friday and Saturday with a nagging shoulder injury. With Stevens out of the lineup and returning state qualifiers Juan Garza and Dustin Harris still recovering from injuries, Oakdale was able to ...
Oakdale High's varsity boys basketball team saw its Friday, Jan. 20 contest with Sonora postponed due to a power outage up the hill with the game now set for Saturday. And if the Mustangs' previous four Valley Oak League contests have taught us anything, it's to expect a battle.
With over 400 wrestlers packed into multiple brackets for all 14 weight classes, the 2012 Lloyd C. Engel Tournament in Escalon earlier this month proved to be one of the toughest local tournaments this season. Oakdale junior Hondo Arpoika made the most of his trip to Escalon with a first place title in the 'A' bracket at 195 pounds.
To quote the singing duo of Peaches and Herb, "Reunited and it feels so good…"
The departure of longtime varsity standout Jake Martinez was a big blow to the Oakdale High School boys basketball program. But while players stepped in to fill his role in the post, Oakdale senior Vince Fauria blossomed into a key role in Oakdale's frontcourt.
Oakdale High's varsity boys basketball team played to an exciting 40-39 loss to East Union after Winter Homecoming festivities on Jan. 13. The action capped an evening that included freshman and junior varsity contests and included a crowd-rousing homecoming selection narrated by Oakdale announcer Pete Simoncini. For additional information on the homecoming game and Oakdale's prince, king, princess and queen selections, see the Jan. 18 print edition of the Oakdale Leader.
To be the best you have to beat the best, but the best are pretty darn good. Oakdale High's varsity boys basketball team has the difficult task of squaring off with Valley Oak League juggernauts this season, and took on league favorite Sierra (2-0 VOL, 12-2 overall) on Tuesday, though results were not available at press time. Sierra dominated the area with a violent run through the preseason and was in the midst of an ...
Oakdale High's varsity girls basketball team had better sharpen their weapons in 2012, because every Valley Oak League contest is bound to be a battle.
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.