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Perfect Start To VOL Season For Varsity Sluggers

Four games into the Valley Oak League season and the Oakdale High School Mustangs are a perfect 4-0. The first place Mustangs defeated East Union in a home and away series with the Lancers, 12-2 and 10-1 this past week.

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


Oakdale Youth Wrestlers Grapple For State Honors

Nearly two dozen Oakdale youth wrestlers placed at the 2017 State of California Wrestling Alliance for the Youth (SCWAY) State Meet in Clovis. The three day tournament took place at Buchanan High School and featured young wrestlers from kindergarten to eighth graders.

April 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Corrals Manteca In Track And Field Meet

One week after Oakdale's dominant run came to a close, the Lady Mustangs bounced back in a big way with wins over Manteca. After having their 88 straight league meet victories snapped, the varsity girls crushed Manteca 121-14. TJ Verdegaal won the 300 hurdles and placed second in the 100 hurdles behind teammate Cassie England. In the shot put Oakdale had Angelica Lowry finish at the top with a throw of 34 feet, five inches. Kyndall Vargas and Deonna Osmundson tied for first in the discus at 97 feet, eight inches. Madison Abell took first in the pole vault ...

April 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


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 to Ripon 68-54 despite having multiple girls set personal best times. The Oakdale girls did defeat East Union 134-65.

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 fell to the Raiders 205-232. Zachary Tamburrino shot a team low 41 for Oakdale, while normal team leaders David Myrtakis shot 46 and Calvin Reed was right behind him at 47. Rounding out the day for the boys on the road were Josh Barrera and Tristan Jaramillo at 49 and Max Moore at 52. Earlier in the season, Oakdale defeated Central Catholic, handing the Raiders their first loss since joining the Valley Oak League in ...

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 me to believe differently. There's a reason certain baits lose their effectiveness after a couple of seasons which explains why anglers are always trying to find a better bait. For a little over a year now I have gotten into the hobby of maintaining a coral reef tank. Lately, one of my fish has developed a taste for some of my prized corals. With the help of YouTube, I built a fish trap and ...

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


AAU Hoop Tryouts Slated In Oakdale

Amateur Athletic Union Boys Youth basketball tryouts are being held at OHS this week. Coach Hondo Arpoika is seeking fifth and sixth grade boys to participate in the two-day tournament in Turlock. The tournament will be held April 7 and 8 in Turlock.

March 29, 2017 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29

March 29, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Softball Girls Blank Kimball In VOL

The 2017 Valley Oak League softball season got underway for Oakdale's Lady Mustangs this past week, though it was delayed by 24 hours. Originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, Oakdale's home game against Kimball was postponed that day due to rainy weather. When the girls took the field on Thursday, Oakdale jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first and behind lights out pitching by Grace Green, Oakdale held on for a 2-0 home win. Green pitched seven strong innings, giving up just two hits and no walks.

March 29, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustang Varsity Baseball Sweeps VOL Rival Manteca

The Oakdale Mustangs baseball team is off to a hot start this season. Oakdale finished the preseason with a 7-1 record and opened league play with a pair of wins against Manteca.

March 29, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Record Winning Streak Ends For Mustang Varsity Girls

It was the end of an era on Thursday, March 23 inside The Corral at Oakdale High School. The varsity girls – who had won 88 straight Valley Oak League track and field meets – lost to visiting Kimball, falling by a 69-67 final.

March 29, 2017 | | Local Sports


Kids Run The Stadium At John Thurman Field

The Modesto Nuts, Class A Advanced affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, and Huff Construction Company, Inc. present Kids Run the Stadium at John Thurman Field on Friday, May 26. Kids ages 6-14 will have the opportunity to run John Thurman Field by shadowing and assisting game day employees at different occupational areas throughout the stadium.

March 29, 2017 | | Local Sports


SECOND PLACE SHOWING

The Oakdale Sandlot baseball team took second place in their 12u AA bracket at the USSSA Spring Championship Select 30 Super NIT in Peoria, Arizona from March 17 through 19. Coaches and players include, back row from left: Coach Jason Daley, Hunter Baptista, Coach Daniel Krause, Coach Anthony Eberhardt, Coach Chris Perreira. Middle row from left: Alex Jones, Grant Edwards, Cooper Pitney, Jacob Guignard, Jace Eberhardt, Ryder Perreira. Front row from left: Eric Robles, Dax Daley, Dylan Krause, Ryan Krause.

March 29, 2017 | | Local Sports


Golfers Remain Unbeaten

This past fall the Oakdale girls golf team won the Valley Oak League. The Oakdale boys are on pace for matching the girls championship run as they are currently 7-0 in VOL action.

March 29, 2017 | | Local Sports


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Oakdale Gators Open Season With Annual Swim-A-Thon

The Oakdale youth swimmers have hit the pool for the summer. On Friday, June 2 the Oakdale Gators Swim Team hosted its annual Swim-A-Thon at ...

June 07, 2017 | | Local Sports


Incoming OHS Freshmen Take Part In Skills Clinic

Just days after their eighth grade graduation, for some Oakdale students, school was back in session.

June 07, 2017 | | Local Sports


AAU Event Scheduled For June 14 In Riverbank

With construction underway at The Corral at Oakdale High School, this year's AAU Junior Olympic Games Qualifying Meet will be held instead at Riverbank ...

June 07, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

This past week, the California State Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 187, authored by Senator Tom Berryhill, state legislation that will transition California's calendar-based ...

June 07, 2017 | | Local Sports


Baseball Standouts Handed Season-Ending Top Honors

Shortly following the conclusion of the 2017 season, members of the Oakdale High School baseball clubs reunited for awards night. Coaches, players and family members ...

June 07, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Stay Safe In, Around The Pool This Summer

Beating the heat in a pool is one of the most popular warm-weather activities. Swimming attracts people of all ages because of its various benefits ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local Sports


Catfish Derby At Oak Grove

Coming up this weekend, San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with the Delta Fly Fishers, will host the 33rd annual Catfish Derby. Competition ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Varsity Baseball Falls Short Of Section Title

The Oakdale Mustangs memorable 2017 season came to an end on Monday night. The number two seeded Mustangs fell to the top seeded Christian Brothers ...

May 31, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Track And Field Mustangs Close Out Season At Masters

The 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Masters took place at Elk Grove High School over the course of two days. Thursday and Friday, May 25 and ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

1 Best Ball Odd – 2 Best Ball Even

May 31, 2017 | | Local Sports


Baseball Nets VOL Honors

The 2017 Oakdale Mustangs baseball season was truly one to remember. Oakdale swept past everyone in the Valley Oak League this year to win the ...

May 31, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

For many of our local children, school is now out for the summer. I wonder how many of those students are going to get out ...

May 31, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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