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November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Second Quarter Surge Lifts Oakdale To Win

The top seeded Oakdale Mustangs survived an early 16-7 first quarter deficit, falling behind early against eighth seeded Vista del Lago 63-35 on Friday night. But once they got on track, nothing could slow down Oakdale, as they took a 63-35 victory off the field. The Mustangs hosted the Eagles in the quarterfinal round of the 2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs at The Corral.

November 23, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


SUCCESSFUL SEASON

Members of the Oakdale High School varsity girls water polo team and coach Diane Kline pose proudly with their Sac-Joaquin Section Division I runner-up plaque after the Section final contest on Nov. 12. It was the first season the girls were placed in D-I for the playoffs and they battled to an outstanding second place finish.

November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Heat Softball Squad Finds Success This Season

Take a short ride out to the OHS softball fields in the evening, and chances are you'll see a gaggle of young girls running bases, perfecting their batting, and practicing the fundamentals of the game of softball. Youth girls from Oakdale and surrounding communities have been playing for the Oakdale Heat, a travel softball team based out of Oakdale.

November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

One of the many things that I've learned over the years is to not assume that there aren't any dishonest people around the many marinas and businesses that I visit. One of the toughest lessons that I learned while out fishing was coming back to my boat's trailer that had been stripped of its axle and wheels. I'm not sure if it's changed over the years, but I remember leaving my things out in the open without worrying about someone stealing it, especially while at the lake. Those times have changed. I don't know ...

November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Tight Lines

Thanksgiving, as we know it in the United States has deep roots in the history of our culture. It was first celebrated by the Pilgrims in the Fall of 1621 so they could give thanks for surviving their first year in the new world. In 1789 President George Washington proclaimed a national day of thanks and in 1863 President Abe Lincoln first made Thanksgiving a National Holiday. Probably more than any of the others, two specific thoughts stand out in relation to Thanksgiving and the outdoors. First is how it emphasizes the extent to which we are still dependent upon ...

November 23, 2016 | By DON MOYER | Local Sports


‘Big Time’ Wrestlers Coming To Region

Big Time Wrestling has entertained Bay Area crowds for more than 20 years. Now, they are making a trip to the Central Valley. On Saturday, Dec. 3 Big Time Wrestling will put on a show at Livingston High School. The independent wrestling show will bring their roster to the area for 'Holiday Havok.'

November 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustang Sports Teams Gearing Up For Winter

Oakdale High School welcomes soccer to the winter slate of Mustang sports this season. Both the boys and girls will be suiting up for the winter.

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Stampede Scoreboard

The Oakdale Stampede varsity is one win away from winning the Super Bowl. The second seeded Stampede went to Atwater to take on the top seeded Thunder this past Saturday in the AFC Championship game. The Stampede silenced the Thunder 55-8 in the contest. In week three, the Thunder defeated Oakdale 28-14. Oakdale finished the regular season with a 9-1 overall record, tied with the Thunder.

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Girls Fall In Water Polo Section Finals

They say all good things must come to an end. Unfortunately for the Oakdale varsity girls water polo team, their reign as three-time defending CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Champions came to end as they fell to Davis Sr. High, 20-5, in the Division I finals on Saturday, Nov. 12.

November 16, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Gear Up For Annual MJC Turkey Trot Fun

Modesto Junior College Cross Country Team invites anyone looking for some exercise before their Thanksgiving Day dinner to participate in the 17th Annual Modesto Turkey Trot and Gobbler Walk on Thursday, Nov. 24 at the Tuolumne River Regional Park in Modesto.

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Tennis Season Ends

For the first time in school history, the Oakdale girls tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Championships. Coming off their 7-2 win over Patterson in the first round of the Division III tournament, Oakdale hit a major stumbling block when they took on River City on Monday, Nov. 7. The girls lost 8-1 in the semifinals.

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Ground Eagles 49-0 In Opening Round Action

Playoff football kicked off this past week and for the top seeded Oakdale Mustangs, Thursday night's home game was as dominant as it gets. In the first round of the 2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs, Oakdale blanked the 16th seeded McNair Eagles, 49-0.

November 16, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Turkey Season Opens

Upland game hunters statewide are geared up for the opportunity to bag their Thanksgiving dinner, as California's 2016 general fall wild turkey hunting season is now open statewide. Opening as of Saturday, Nov. 12, the season extends through Sunday, Dec. 11, with a bag limit of one turkey (either sex) per day and no more than two per season.

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


Cross Country Standout Prado Advances To State

School history was made at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Cross Country Championships this past weekend, as Oakdale freshman Karina Prado qualified to advance to the CIF State Cross Country Championship.

November 16, 2016 | | Local Sports


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Fishing Report

If you've never witnessed a lake being planted with trout, it's definitely a sight to see. The truck that carries the fish usually ...

February 01, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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