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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 pulls up to a predetermined spot and either deploys a hose into the water or backs the truck right up to the water's edge. The driver then gets out, opens a valve at the rear or side of the truck, and releases all the fish into the lake. This of course, causes just about every angler in sight to gravitate towards where the fish are being released. One would think that the last thing ...

February 01, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25

January 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Skid Hits Five League Games

Since winning their Valley Oak League season opener on Jan. 4, hard times have followed for the OHS varsity Lady Mustangs basketball team. The girls have lost five straight league games, including two this past week as the squad lost 36-27 at Lathrop on Wednesday, Jan. 18 and fell to visiting Central Catholic 61-55 on Friday night.

January 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Boys Soccer Washed Out

With high winds and rain swirling in Oakdale, the Mustang soccer boys could not take the field. With a short week due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, the boys attempted to take the field on Wednesday against Kimball. Earlier in the day, the junior varsity boys took the field and their game came to a close early as lighting was spotted in the area. Ultimately, that forced both the junior varsity and varsity boys soccer games to be postponed.

January 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Tough Season Continues For Mustang Boy Hoopsters

To say the least, the OHS varsity boys basketball team has had a difficult 2016-17 season. The boys played three games this past week and came up short in all three, stretching their Valley Oak League losing streak to 23. The team last won a league game on Feb. 11, 2015.

January 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Youth Hoops Sign Ups

Sign-ups are scheduled on Saturday, Jan. 28 for the upcoming youth basketball winter skills camp hosted by the Oakdale boys basketball program.

January 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Grapplers Dominate During Senior Night Bouts

On Wednesday night, Jan. 18 five Oakdale wrestling seniors were honored in front of the large crowd attending a Valley Oak League double dual meet inside the OHS Main Gym. Seniors Jake Abeyta, Trey Smith, Luis Ayala, Esteban Villasenor and Abel Garcia were all recognized on Senior Night 2017.

January 25, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Soccer Girls Drop Two

After winning their first Valley Oak League game a week ago, the varsity soccer girls returned to action but came up short in two contests. Oakdale (3-11, 1-6) were shut out by Kimball (5-10-1, 3-3-1) on Tuesday, Jan. 17 by a score of 3-0 at home and lost by a 5-1 final to visiting Central Catholic (8-3-1, 5-1) just two days later.

January 25, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It's been a while since I've been so excited to go fishing. There's been a lot that's got in the way of me being able to go. This past weekend I did the unthinkable, I loaned out my truck to a family member. Something I never did before, or thought that I would ever do. Now, I just hope that nobody ever asks to borrow my truck again. I must have been caught during a moment of weakness. I still can't believe I allowed anyone to use my truck. I got my truck back, but ...

January 25, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Sign Up For Youth Hoops

Sign-ups are scheduled on Saturday, Jan. 21 for the upcoming youth basketball winter skills camp hosted by the Oakdale boys basketball program.

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It's hard to believe that this time last year, many of us were hoping that we would have enough rain to finally end the drought. Fast forward to today, I'm wondering if this rain is ever going to stop. Weather is so unpredictable. Even today, with all the latest technology, I don't recall anyone last year predicting that we would have this amount of rain. Many experts in the field predicted the opposite. La Nina was supposed to proceed last year's El Nino, resulting in another drought. Like fishing, trying to make a prediction eventually humbles ...

January 18, 2017 | Jarrod Ballardo | Local Sports


Harmon Takes First Place At Tim Brown Memorial

Oakdale wrestlers competed twice this week. The boys hit the road for the second Valley Oak League dual meet of the season, and also competed at the 2017 Tim Brown Memorial over the weekend. On Wednesday night, Jan. 11 Oakdale traveled to Sierra High School to take on both Kimball and Sierra in the double dual meet. Oakdale's varsity dismissed Kimball 72-0 and followed up with a 64-15 victory over Sierra to take the meet. The junior varsity boys also made short work of the league foes, winning 60-9 over Kimball and 64-12 over Sierra.

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Awards Ceremony Wraps Up Championship Season

The football community filed into the Oakdale High School main gym on Sunday night, Jan. 15 for the annual Mustangs football awards ceremony. With the stands (and doorways) packed with spectators and players from all three levels of Mustang football, varsity head coach Trent Merzon and his coaching staff honored the State's Division 3A Champions, along with the junior varsity and freshman players who took part in a memorable season.

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Boy Hoopsters Fall Twice On The Road

Oakdale dropped two road games this past week to drop to 0-4 in Valley Oak League play this season. The varsity Mustang boys fell to Weston Ranch 45-35 on Tuesday night, Jan. 10 and then 62-45 to East Union.

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18

January 18, 2017 | | Local Sports


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

March 01, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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