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Softball Squad Turns Focus To East Union

After putting away Sierra and Central Catholic, the Oakdale varsity Lady Mustangs softball team has improved to 6-0 in Valley Oak League action and 12-0 overall for the season. On Tuesday, April 12 the Lady Mustangs faced their league rival, East Union (13-0, 5-0) on the road, in a game played after The Leader went to press.

April 13, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


OHS Girls Basketball Coaches Offer Clinics

Coaches from all three Oakdale High School girls' basketball levels have joined together to help out the younger kids in Oakdale who are interested in improving their skills. Any girls from fourth through eighth grades are encouraged to come out to the OHS Main Gym for this free clinic. Each Monday and Wednesday from now through May 25 from 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m., several of Oakdale's experienced coaches will be on hand to help improve the young girls' basketball playing skills. The experienced and knowledgeable staff includes varsity head coach Julie Ford, junior varsity coach ...

April 13, 2016 | | Local Sports


Varsity Baseball Team Wins First VOL Game

After a rocky start to the Valley Oak League schedule, the varsity baseball Mustangs put together seven strong and complete innings to defeat visiting East Union 5-1. Oakdale entered the game 0-3 in league play after a 3-2 road loss to East Union (5-8, 2-2) on Wednesday, April 6.

April 13, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Last weekend a friend and I went fishing at Lake Amador. Lake Amador is the place that I used to dream about when I was a kid. As a family, we would camp there several times a year and fish there just about every other weekend. There's pretty much a story that goes along with every stretch of bank on Lake Amador for me. The fishing hasn't always been the best, but every lake has its good and bad days. It's strange how everything looked so much bigger back then. Lake Amador has become a special place ...

April 13, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Two Oakdale Athletes Nominated For Honor

By DENNIS D. CRUZ

April 06, 2016 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Olivo To Start Season On Sacramento Roster

Oakdale's Miguel Olivo could be one wicked foul tip or home plate collision to Buster Posey away from getting the call back up to the major leagues for the 2016 season.

April 06, 2016 | By RICHARD PALOMA | Local Sports


Boys Hoopsters Honored For Work Ethic, Progress

In a season that may not have been full of highlights on the court, the teams and coaches for the 2015-2016 season agreed it was full of memories for all three boys' basketball levels. Their collective records did not tell the full story of the shaky season; the laughter, hard work and progress throughout the season did.

April 06, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

April is the month that I get most excited about when thinking about going fishing. My personal best was caught during the month of April, nearly 10 years ago. As a bass fisherman, catching a bass over 10 pounds is extremely rare. Naturally, it becomes a goal of just about every fisherman that I know. Before finally breaking the 10 pound mark, I caught many that weighted over five pounds and a handful that were slightly over nine pounds. I quickly became frustrated to the point of wondering if I was ever going to catch one over 10 pounds. When ...

April 06, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


County’s Miracle League Plans Opening Day Fun

Join the Miracle League of Stanislaus County on Saturday, April 9, for an Opening Day celebration beginning at 9 a.m., followed by the first official game at 10 a.m. The spring season officially kicks off with a ceremony, followed by a parade of teams, donor recognition and a ceremonial first pitch. All festivities will take place at Miracle League Field near the corner of Pelandale Avenue and Tully Road, next to Big Valley Grace Church. The facility fills a specific need in Stanislaus County and all are welcome to join in for a day of baseball, food and ...

April 06, 2016 | | Local Sports


Varsity Lady Mustangs Roll To Three Victories

The varsity softball girls improved to 4-0 in league play after a huge 24-0 blowout over the Lathrop Spartans. Oakdale's (10-0, 4-0) convincing road win over Lathrop (1-5, 0-3) began with Oakdale scoring 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning and never looking back.

April 06, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustangs Corral Championship At Tournament

Three games, three wins for the Oakdale varsity Mustangs baseball team. In the team's annual three day Spring Break Mark Dickens Invitational sponsored by Golden Bear Physical Therapy and Sports Injury Center Inc., the Mustangs beat Dos Palos 15-0, Beyer 5-3 and in the finals declawed the Tigers of Tokay, 8-3.

April 06, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Trio Of Mustang Teams See Mixed Results

Three Oakdale sports teams hit the pool, the court and the links this past week with all recording mixed results. With the Valley Oak League season for some teams rapidly approaching the halfway mark, every victory counts.

March 30, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Rally To Home Field Victory

The Oakdale varsity Lady Mustangs (7-0, 3-0) softball team survived an early deficit to earn a 6-2 home win over Manteca on Thursday, March 24.

March 30, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Soccer Girls Split VOL Matches

Oakdale's (8-3-2, 1-1-0) varsity girls soccer team opened up their Valley Oak League (VOL) season this past week with mixed results. In their season opener, Oakdale came out on the wrong side of a 1-0 shutout on the road against Kimball (3-2-5, 1-1-0) on Monday, March 21. The Lady Mustangs flipped the script on Wednesday, March 23 when they went from being blanked, to dishing out a shutout of their own on the road against Weston Ranch (5-4-0, 0-2-0) with a 4-0 victory.

March 30, 2016 | | Local Sports


Varsity Girls Win 82nd Consecutive Dual Meet

Oakdale's varsity girls track and field team continued their Valley Oak League dominance with a 70-65 victory over Sierra on Thursday, March 24. The narrow victory pushed the girls' amazing dual meet winning streak to 82, as the team has not lost a VOL dual meet in 11 years. Helping lead the charge for the girls were Melody Johnson by winning a pair of the hurdle events. Johnson took both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles for the Lady Mustangs. The field events helped Oakdale to the strong finish with impressive and powerful displays by the throws team. Hannah ...

March 30, 2016 | | Local Sports


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Zoom Fun At The Zoo

Micke Grove Zoological Society Zoo Zoom is a health-driven, family-friendly event that includes a children's fun run, 5K race, games, crafts, award ceremony and ...

August 10, 2016 | | Local Sports


Rain Delays Completion Of NHRA Northwest Nationals

Overcast skies and cool weather contributed to several track records in Top Fuel and resetting of the elapse time record twice in Funny Car during ...

August 10, 2016 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf and Country Club

18 Hole Ladies

August 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


Gators Honored In End Of Season Ceremony

Oakdale's youth swim club, the Oakdale Gators recently ended their summer season and on Thursday, July 28 the club held its end of the ...

August 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


Seventh Place Finish For Dahm At NPC Nationals

Oakdale's J.R. Dahm competed in the 2016 National Physique Committee (NPC) Junior Master Nationals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 20. Dahm, who advanced ...

August 03, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Big Time Wrestling Coming To Modesto

Saturday night, Aug. 13 John Thurman Field will transform from the home of the Modesto Nuts to the squared circle of Big Time Wrestling (BTW ...

August 03, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


OHS Sports Boosters Seek New Membership

The Oakdale High School Sports Boosters Club is seeking new membership for the 2016-2017 school year. Four membership levels are available for purchase and each ...

August 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


WWE Live In Stockton

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is about ready to make its highly anticipated return to the area. On Saturday, Aug. 6 the WWE will be ...

August 03, 2016 | | Local Sports


2016 NHRA Toyota/Sonoma Nationals Brings Back Memories

It was 10 years ago when a young, local driver from Oakdale claimed the Funny Car title at the Toyota/Sonoma Nationals event. His name ...

August 03, 2016 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Gone are the days when I used to fish through the summer heat. Call it what you want, "I call it being smart." Rarely have ...

August 03, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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