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Tennis Team Falls Short Against Visiting Orestimba

Taking the court for their first action of the season, Escalon's tennis team took a 7-2 loss to Orestimba on Friday, Feb. 24.

March 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Rodeo Competitor Hansen Preps For Oklahoma Trip

Hard work pays off.

March 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


History Repeats Itself At NHRA Arizona Nationals

The 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals, held at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, was nearly a mirror image of the season opener in Pomona, California in mid-February. Good weather and great track conditions resulted in near record performances in each of the three NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing professional categories.

March 01, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Hardwood Hardware Handed Out For Lady Mustangs

The 2016-2017 Oakdale Lady Mustangs basketball season has come to a close and members of the team were recently recognized for their accomplishments. On Tuesday night, Feb. 21 parents and fans alike gathered inside the Oakdale High School main gym for the end of the year banquet and awards ceremony in honor of all three Lady Mustangs basketball clubs.

March 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Six Mustang Wrestlers Qualify For State Meet

For six Oakdale Mustangs, the journey continues. A year's work of weight lifting, making weight, and endless practices in the misty Oakdale wrestling room paid off for half a dozen grapplers. Ricky Torres (132), Jake Ryan (145), Gabe Martinez (152), Bronson Harmon (160), Abel Garcia (170), and Colbey Harlan (182) all qualified for the upcoming CIF California State Championship Meet starting Friday, March 3 at Bakersfield.

March 01, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1

March 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Squads Plunge Back Into Swim Season

Spring is nearly upon us and Oakdale swimming looks to make a splash in 2017. Oakdale traveled to Modesto on Saturday, Feb. 25 to compete in the Thomas Downey Invitational.

March 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Soccer Mustangs Bow Out In Second Round

Oakdale's soccer season has officially came to an end following a 2-1 second round loss to third ranked Lincoln of Lincoln on Thursday night, Feb. 23. Two nights prior to the season ending defeat, the sixth seeded Mustangs defeated 11th seeded Patterson 2-0 in the first round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Division III Section Championships inside The Corral.

March 01, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity, JV Baseball Teams Take Victories Over Merced

The calendar may say it is still winter, but Oakdale baseball is back in the swing of things. On Friday, Feb. 24 Oakdale hosted Merced and won in convincing fashion, 9-0, in their first non-league game of the 2017 season.

March 01, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Like a lot of anglers, I've been restricted to staying home and waiting for the rain to subside. While home, I watched a few fishing shows and couldn't help to think about one of the most overlooked aspects of becoming a professional angler. You've got to be a salesman! Some of the best bass anglers I know never made it very far because they weren't the best in front of a camera, didn't have that certain look, or didn't speak as well as the next guy. Catching fish in a lot of ways is ...

March 01, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Fishing Report

I'm beginning to see an increase in boats being towed through my neighborhood, leading me to believe that the fishing must be improving. Obviously, the weather has something to do with it, but I'm going to trust my instincts and hold to my original belief. If you fish long enough, you can't help to not notice the subtle changes. From my earliest of days, I can remember trying to analyze why a fish only bit in a certain spot, and only on a certain bait. Since then, I've tried to take those bits of information to ...

February 22, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


NASCAR, Indy Car Racing Series Ready To Go Green

For 2017, NASCAR has several changes in the news. First, and foremost, it is no longer the "Sprint Cup" series. It is now the "Monster Energy NASCAR Cup" series. There have also been some changes made to the championship points earned at each event. Most of these point changes have been made to increase the on-track racing excitement for the fans. In the last several years, most events simply came down to fuel mileage strategies and not much on track competitive racing activities. Typically, most of the exciting racing occurred in the last 10 to 30 laps of any event ...

February 22, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Annual Fishing Tournament Offered At Oak Grove Park

San Joaquin County Parks and Delta Fly Fishers are presenting the Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament, set for Saturday, March 4 at Oak Grove Regional Park. The park is on West Eight Mile Road in Stockton.

February 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22

February 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Close Out Sloppy Winter Soccer Season

Tuesday, Feb. 14 marked the season finale for the Oakdale varsity girls soccer team. Oakdale (4-17, 2-12) fell to Central Catholic (13-5-2, 10-3-1) 1-0 on the road to close out the campaign.

February 22, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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Fishing Report

For the past five years, we've camped in Half Moon Bay. I've never been able to get in any fishing since most of ...

July 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


MJC Athletics Program Earns Top 15 Ranking In State Poll

The Modesto Junior College athletics program tied for 15th (seventh in Northern California) from among 109 California community colleges in the annual National Alliance of ...

July 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


Vandagriff Chasing Dream In The Square Circle

It is never easy pursuing your dream. For many, the childhood dreams get pushed aside by work, family and other responsibilities as we get older ...

June 28, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustang All-Stars Gallop To Victory In Gridiron Classic

The 32nd Annual North South Rotary Bob Green Football Classic was held this past Saturday night in Merced. Representing the North were three Oakdale High ...

June 28, 2017 | | Local Sports


Stampede Rookies Wanted

Football season will be here before we know it. Oakdale's youth football program known as Stampede is currently accepting sign-ups for their Rookie team ...

June 28, 2017 | | Local Sports


Harvick Sweeps Pair At Sonoma Raceway

Kevin Harvick accomplished a rare double up by winning both of the events at Sonoma Raceway over the weekend. First he took the win in ...

June 28, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Summer Sluggers Hit Field For Tournament Schedule

Oakdale was one of four host cities in the 32nd annual Lee Hampson Baseball Tournament this past week. The 20-team tournament featured Oakdale as the ...

June 28, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Today as I was pulling my boat out of the water, I saw a young boy riding his bike, steering with one hand, while the ...

June 28, 2017 | | Local Sports


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