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NHRA Thunders Into The Desert For Nationals

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series thundered into Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the 18th annual Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals over the weekend. The windy, rainy and dusty weather conditions created some ever changing track conditions. This really tested the skills of the crew chiefs and led to some interesting upsets.

April 05, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5

April 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Softball Girls Fall At Home To Manteca

For the first time in nine years, the Oakdale (9-3, 2-1) varsity softball girls lost to Manteca (12-4, 4-1). The last time Oakdale lost to the visiting Buffaloes was March 18, 2008 when the Lady Mustangs fell in a 3-2 decision to the Manteca team. That same year, Oakdale lost on the road to Manteca 6-5 on April 18. Since then Oakdale was 16-0 against Manteca, until Wednesday, March 29 at home. Oakdale led 1-0 in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Christina Robinette but the lead was short lived as Manteca posted three runs in the fifth ...

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


Opening Day For Ports

Minor League baseball returns to the region, with the Stockton Ports opening their 2017 season at the Stockton Ballpark on Thursday, April 6.

April 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


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


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Mustangs Sweep Sierra, Improve To 10-0 In League

A perfect 10. Through 10 Valley Oak League games, the Oakdale Mustangs varsity baseball team is 10-0 following a pair of wins against Sierra. On ...

May 03, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

If you've ever been bowling, you know that there's a few unwritten rules regarding etiquette. You're supposed to wait for the person ...

May 03, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Umpire Training Camp

The City of Livingston will host its first Umpire Training Camp for ages 14 through adults, open to residents throughout the region. This camp will ...

May 03, 2017 | | Local Sports


JV Mustang Baseball Boys Win Tournament

Oakdale junior varsity baseball hosted their annual spring tournament, going 3-0 and taking first place.

April 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Get One Win In Spring Break Tournament

The baseball community gathered for the annual Mark Dickens Invitational Tournament in honor of former coach, the late Mark Dickens. Eight teams from the local ...

April 26, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

For years, many of the boaters that I know of have been asking for there to be a boater's license required. It looks like ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

April 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Softball Gallops Past Kimball

The varsity softball team spent most of its Spring Break 2017 in Tracy. Oakdale (14-6, 5-2) traveled to Kimball High School to face the Jaguars ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Junior Relays Slated

Young athletes representing 23 local junior high and middle schools are preparing to compete at the 70th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays on Saturday, May ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf And Country Club

Individual Low Net

April 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Brings The Heat For Softball Tournaments

Oakdale's travel softball organization, the Oakdale Heat, has had a busy and successful spring season. Since February, both the 10U and 12U teams have ...

April 26, 2017 | | Local Sports


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