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Back To The Mat

Oakdale High wrestling fans will catch their first varsity glimpse of 10 new weights among 14 total classes of the prep wrestling season on Saturday at the 36th Annual James Riddle Classic.

December 07, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Lady Mustang Volleyball Season Ends In Semis

Oakdale High varsity volleyball coach Shelli Ponce posed an important question to her team after 12-25, 16-25 defeats in the first two games of their Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinal with No. 1 seeded Christian Brothers on Nov 15.

November 23, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Lady Mustangs Are Runners-Up In D-II

A few upside-down smiles conveyed disappointment after a hard-fought 10-7 loss to Del Oro at the Woodcreek Aquatic Center, but Oakdale varsity girls water polo goaltender Hayley Benson quickly turned them right side-up with a booming cry before post-game handshakes on Saturday.

November 16, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Water Polo Boys, Girls Claim Round One Wins

Oakdale High's varsity water polo teams snared first round victories in both the boys and girls brackets of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II postseason at Woodcreek High.

November 09, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Heartbreaker Gives Way To Volleyball Playoffs

Oakdale High's varsity volleyball team was only weak to kryptonite during Valley Oak League play, and it sported a fitting green hue.

November 09, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


TITLE TRAGEDY

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE -- A thrilling five-game showdown for the final say on the Valley Oak League volleyball title race fell Sonora's way when the final point dropped in front of stunned Mustang players for a 15-13 Sonora victory late Tuesday night.

November 02, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Oakdale Water Polo Teams Pursuing Perfection

One second Oakdale High boys water polo coaches Alan Stender and David Earle were inconspicuously talking with Mustang parents, and the next they were scrambling to ditch wallets and cell phones as a pack of grinning athletes wrestled them from their poolside stances. Suddenly, both fully clothed coaches were dumped into the pool at the Oakdale Aquatic Center.

November 02, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustang Soccer Closes Strong On Senior Night

Jose Paredes, Gustavo Ruiz, Jose Hernandez, Scotty McNeil, Ernesto Zamudio and Juan Verduzco were honored during Senior Night festivities at the lighted Oakdale High varsity soccer field on Oct. 26.

November 02, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Mabel Wong

Oakdale High's freshman standout Mabel Wong had already dominated the Valley Oak League field throughout the prep golf season, but saved her best performance for the end of conference play. Wong shot a 74 to earn medalist honors at the Brookside Country Club in Stockton and best the next closest golfer by nine strokes. That finale helped her claim a landslide VOL MVP in her first high school campaign.

October 26, 2011 | | High School Sports


Fall Sports Wrap - Mustang Squads Eyeing Postseason Play

Oakdale High golfers are already well into their postseason, but their counterparts in water polo, volleyball, tennis, and soccer are still searching for conference closure with only a few contests left on the schedule.

October 26, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Blast From The Past And Present - New Plotlines Renew Old Rivalries

The Valley Oak League sports schedules must be written by Steven Spielberg, because prep football, volleyball and water polo seasons tend to end like a blockbuster movie.Today's (Oct. 26) Sonora at Oakdale water polo match marks the start of a 10-day span that represents the area's biggest and most exciting conference contests of the fall as traditional rivals vie for respective league championships.

October 26, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Netting Conference Success

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE -- Wins over Valley Oak League and Valley Foothill Conference opponents has served Oakdale volleyball, tennis, soccer and water polo teams well in recent play.

October 21, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustangs Shine At Host Cluster Meet

Oakdale High's young cross country program topped some solid teams at Woodward Reservoir during their host Valley Oak League cluster meet on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

October 19, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Liz Erwin

A terrific sophomore season as the top runner on Oakdale High's varsity girls cross country team in 2010 has paved the way for continued success and the same role for now-junior Liz Erwin in 2011. The determined OHS student leads all female runners on a strong young program. She broke free for a 25-minute, 5-second time on a five-kilometer course at Woodward Reservoir in Oakdale on Wednesday during the second Valley Oak League cluster meet.

October 19, 2011 | | High School Sports


Team Second At VOL Championships - Oakdale Freshman Lands Top Golfing Honors

The Valley Oak League golf season was dominated by one girl who stayed unbeaten through every league match and finished superbly at the league tournament with medalist honors and MVP status.

October 19, 2011 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


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Mustangs Pin Down 11 Titles

The wrestling chapter of the Oakdale High record book is guarded by a heavy padlock these days, as annual supremacy has surrendered some the most dominant performances in Valley Oak League history.

February 11, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


VOL Wrestling Championships Preview

Senior wrestlers in the Valley Oak League must have night terrors about wild horses.

February 08, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Oakdale Stampede Comp Cheer Team Earns Top National Honors

Veteran Stampede Cheer coaches, Abby Gottlieb and Annamarie McDaniel, and first year coach Jenna Zellmer knew they had a special team at the beginning of the Oakdale Stampede season but they soon discovered their girls were not only talented, but champions.

February 06, 2013 | Kim Van Meter Special To The Leader | High School Sports


Banner No. 14 - Oakdale Wrestlers Snare Another Section Title

You could sew the collection of Sac-Joaquin Section banners obtained by Oakdale High's wrestling program into a king-sized quilt.

February 06, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Section Talks: Move Central To VOL?

Those epic Oakdale-Sonora football games may soon be replaced by Oakdale-Central Catholic.

February 06, 2013 | Jonamar Jacinto Special To The Leader | High School Sports


Archuleta Goes Trey Crazy

Oakdale High custodians should check the roof of the Mustang gymnasium for holes, because Austin Archuleta shot the roof off the place on Feb. 1.

February 06, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Varsity Boys Basketball

Between game-winning shots at the buzzer, game-tying three-pointers in the final moments and stellar post play against the biggest team in the league; it's been an exciting run of games for Oakdale High's varsity boys basketball team.

February 06, 2013 | | High School Sports


MORRIS WRESTLING NOTEBOOK

There's no crying in baseball, but there sure is plenty of it in wrestling.

January 30, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Mustangs Again Topple Gilroy Grapplers

The strength of the lineup represented by Oakdale High's wrestling team will be on emphatic display on Feb. 2 at Lincoln High in Stockton, where only a miracle will prevent the Mustangs from nabbing a seventh Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV team duals title in eight seasons.

January 30, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Lady Mustangs Battle In OT Loss

Kylie Gust heroically drained three straight free throws with .6 seconds remaining in regulation to launch Oakdale High's varsity girls basketball team into an overtime contest against East Union on Jan. 24.

January 30, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Oakdale Boys Take Two From The VOL

And just like that, the seams attaching Valley Oak League jerseys with their success over Oakdale High's varsity boys basketball team have burst amidst the flexing of Mustang muscles.

January 30, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Athlete of the Week - Hondo Arpoika

Among the plethora of Oakdale High wrestlers listed on the California Wrestling Newsletter state rankings, 195-pound senior Hondo Arpoika is not the highest ranked. However, Arpoika made progress in that regard by advancing from "honorable mention" into the top-40 ranked wrestlers in the state by landing a fifth place medal at the prestigious Temecula Valley Battle for the Belt on Jan. 19. Arpoika won big matches in both the championship and consolation bracket. He bested Dylan Bollinger of Sultana 3-1 on his way to the medal podium.

January 30, 2013 | | High School Sports


Morris Wrestling Notebook – The Postseason Is Looming

Maybe you are slapping your bare arms and legs like they stole your headgear or maybe your headphones are blasting Justin Bieber's "Beauty and a Beat" while your teammates assume its Metallica.

January 23, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


Buffaloes Deny Oakdale First VOL Win

Oakdale's boys basketball team was eight minutes away from securing its first Valley Oak League win of the season at Manteca High on Thursday, but the Mustangs were held to a single point for the final 7:59.

January 23, 2013 | Jonamar Jacinto jjacinto@oakdaleleader.com | High School Sports


Lady Mustangs Battle Tough In Defeat

Somewhere in the midst of the scuffles and fouls, Oakdale High's varsity girls basketball team found a mean streak on Jan. 16.

January 23, 2013 | Ike Dodson | High School Sports


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