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Varsity Soccer Boys Rally To Beat Central Catholic

Three weeks ago the Oakdale Mustangs varsity boys playoff chances seemed dim. They were struggling and battling for a top four spot in the Valley Oak League (VOL). Catching fire late, the team then won five of their last six games and finished second in the VOL.

February 22, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Sports


Boys Basketball Season Closes With Road Loss

The 2016-2017 boys basketball season came to a close on Wednesday, Feb. 15 following a 62-45 road loss to first place Manteca. Oakdale (4-24, 1-13) battled in the first quarter with the unbeaten and league champion Buffaloes (22-5, 14-0) to a 17-14 deficit. The Mustangs trailed 28-21 at the half and could not regroup in the second half as the team was outscored 34-24 over the final 16 minutes.

February 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Wrestlers Pin Down Section D-III Championship

Oakdale wrestlers continue to shine this postseason. This past weekend the boys headed to compete in the 2017 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D-III Divisionals at Vista del Lago High School. The Mustangs produced seven first place finishers, along with two second and two third place finishers to win the tournament.

February 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Spring Training Underway For Multiple Mustang Squads

The groundhog may have seen his shadow earlier this month, but that won't stop Oakdale High School from prepping for the spring. This past week, Oakdale's spring sports squads began practicing in preparation for their upcoming seasons. Baseball, softball, track and field, boy's tennis, swimming and boy's golf will all soon be back in action on campus.

February 22, 2017 | | Local Sports


Loss To VOL Champ Manteca Closes Lady Hoops Season

The 2016-2017 girls basketball season came to a close on Tuesday night, Feb. 14 for Oakdale. On a night where three seniors were honored for their contributions and career with the team, Oakdale (13-14, 3-11) fell to first place Manteca (16-10, 13-1) by a final score of 63-46.

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


Wrestling Mustangs Win 11th Straight VOL Title

For over a decade, the Oakdale Mustangs have dominated the Valley Oak League wrestling mats. On Saturday, Feb. 11 the boys went to Central Catholic High School for the annual Valley Oak League Championship tournament and continued that dominance.

February 15, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Drop Two Games In Varsity Action

A rough week for the Oakdale Lady Mustangs (13-13, 3-10) varsity basketball team, as the girls dropped both of their Valley Oak League games. On Tuesday evening the girls fell to Kimball (20-6, 11-2) at home 51-38 and then took a 63-52 road loss at Central Catholic (17-9, 8-5) on Thursday night.

February 15, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Senior Night Doesn’t Bring Win For Mustang Boy Hoops

Senior Night 2017 began on a high note for the eight senior varsity Mustang basketball boys, as they were honored prior to tip-off. However, by the end of the evening, the team on the court was not celebrating as Oakdale fell 83-42 to visiting Central Catholic (19-7, 10-3) on Friday night. Oakdale kept it close in the first half but were outscored 54-22 over the third and fourth quarters, sending the Mustangs to their fifth straight league loss. Earlier in the week the boys fell to Lathrop (15-11, 7-6) on the road by a final of 66-36.

February 15, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

The other day while searching through YouTube videos, I came across a video titled "Angry Fisherman!" Curious to see more, I clicked on the video and wasn't all that entertained until I clicked on some of the other videos that were showing up. Apparently, it's become a thing to record angry home owners, police, and other fishermen arguing over who owns the water. Admittedly, I've fished in and been kicked out of many golf course ponds and private lakes while growing up. After all, those were the best places to catch fish in my neighborhood. Just about ...

February 15, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Varsity Soccer Girls Victorious On Senior Day

Tuesday night was a celebratory evening for the varsity girls soccer team. Oakdale (4-16, 2-11) defeated visiting Weston Ranch (1-15-1, 0-12-0) by a final of 2-0. Prior to the game, coaches, parents, and fans celebrated the five seniors for their dedication and achievements in the program. Seniors Isabella Cobarruvias, Amelia Hernandez, Alyssa Rowe, Makenzie Perez and Megan Miller were all honored at midfield of the OHS Corral. Presented with flowers, balloons and candy, the girls took in their final pregame ceremony at home.

February 15, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


NHRA Season Thunders To Life In Pomona

The 57th annual Circle K NHRA Winter Nationals thundered into the history books this past weekend in Pomona, despite inclement weather during the first two days. A few showers may have cost one round of qualifying, but it wasn't going to dampen the performance in any of the three NHRA Mello Yello professional categories. The cool weather conditions did bring out some thundering performances.

February 15, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Wrestling Mustangs Pin Down Ninth Straight Blue Banner

History was made inside Lincoln High School in Stockton on Saturday, Feb. 4 as the Oakdale Mustangs varsity wrestling team won its ninth straight Sac-Joaquin Section title. The boys dominated the competition to claim another blue banner after defeating Benicia 51-18 in the finals.

February 08, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Sports Slate

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8

February 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Soccer Drops Sixth Straight

Since winning their only league game of the season on Jan. 17, the varsity girls soccer team has now dropped six straight league games. Oakdale's (3-15-0, 1-10-0) latest struggles were a 7-0 road loss to Sierra (19-2-0, 10-1-0) on Tuesday, Jan. 31 and a 3-1 road loss to Lathrop (4-9-0, 4-7-0).

February 08, 2017 | | Local Sports


Mustang Varsity Boys Back In Playoff Hunt For Soccer

Just over a week ago the varsity boys soccer team was on the outside looking in to the upcoming playoff picture. Following a pair of league wins this past week, Oakdale now sits in fourth place in the Valley Oak League standings and improved their chances of making it to the postseason. Oakdale knocked off Sierra 3-2 in a big road showdown on Monday, Jan. 30 and followed that with a 6-0 home win over Lathrop to climb up in the standings.

February 08, 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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