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Coach Ford Looks To Change Culture

The Lady Mustangs varsity basketball team took on some new faces this offseason. Oakdale's varsity coach Justin Schwitters, who took over the reins in 2011, stepped down and Julie Ford answered the call to be the new varsity head coach.

December 23, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustangs Rope In VOL Football Honors

In a season that was injury plagued, the Oakdale Mustangs football team never used that as an excuse. Instead they buckled their chin straps and battled on the gridiron and 95 percent of the time, came out as victors, going 12-2 overall in 2015.

December 16, 2015 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Dominates At Annual Riddle Tournament

Wrestling season is back, and for the seven-time defending Sac-Joaquin Section champion Oakdale Mustangs the expectations are high. Saturday, Dec. 12 Oakdale welcomed 24 teams to town as the Mustangs hosted the 40th James Riddle tournament.

December 16, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

It looks like we're finally getting some much needed rain. Like a lot of you, I'm hoping that this is the beginning of the end of our current drought. I'm asked all the time if the fishing is better when it's raining. My usual response is that the fish aren't going to get any wetter. Actually, there are a lot of reasons to believe that the fishing gets better when it's raining. Not only does the rain disguise the noise which causes the fish to be a little less leery, it washes insects and ...

December 16, 2015 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

FRIDAY, DEC. 18

December 16, 2015 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustang Hoops Split Non-League Games

The Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity basketball team is off to 4-1 start thus far in 2015. Oakdale spilt a pair of non-league games as the team knocked off visiting Riverbank on Tuesday 43-20, but fell to visiting Calaveras on Wednesday night, Dec 9.

December 16, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Varsity Mustangs Fall To Summerville

The Oakdale varsity Mustangs boys basketball team may be 0-3 and struggling early this season, but the team has had its bright moments. On the positive side, for the first time since camp opened, first-year head coach Hondo Arpoika has enough players on his roster to run a full five-on-five practice, as numerous fall sports athletes recently made their 2015 basketball debut.

December 16, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


HARD HITTING

Oakdale's competitive Under 19 Insanity soccer girls kicked off their winter season with a hard fought 1-1 tie against Sacramento on Saturday at T.L. Davis sports complex. Here, Logan Laugero corrals the ball and keeps her opponent at bay during second half action. Both goals came in the second half, Oakdale taking the lead on a Vanessa Kualapai goal, Sacramento getting the equalizer and the teams settling for the 1-1 draw.

December 09, 2015 | | Local Sports


Hunting Zone Boundary Regulations

How Many Feet in the Water to Enter a Legal Hunt Zone?

December 09, 2015 | By CARRIE WILSON California Department Of Fish And Wildlife | Local Sports


Winter Sports Means Wrestling In Oakdale

Oakdale High School athletes excel at many sports. From football, which has made it to the CIF Section Championship game in back-to-back years, to the baseball program that won seven straight Valley Oak League titles in recent years, and the varsity girls track and field team, who literally ran away from the competition over the past decade. All very impressive, but the OHS varsity wrestling team has carved its own place in school history, putting a headlock on the competition, not only in the Valley Oak League, but on the entire Sac-Joaquin Section.

December 09, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


End Of The Trail For Football Mustangs

Unlike the Nov. 6 barnburner that totaled 79 points between them, Friday night's CIF Section Championship Game between Oakdale and Central Catholic proved to be an offensive struggle. At night's end, it was Central Catholic hoisting the much sought after blue banner, following a 21-7 victory at Lincoln High School of Stockton in the DIII title contest.

December 09, 2015 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9

December 09, 2015 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf And Country Club

Two Best Balls of Foursome

December 09, 2015 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

For as many times that I've been fishing, one would think that I've pretty much seen it all when it came to launching a boat. Last weekend I saw something that I still can't believe ever happened. As I backed my trailer into the water to retrieve my boat, I watched as another boat drove right up onto my trailer as if it was his trailer. In disbelief, I walked over to him and said "that's my trailer." He did a double take, apologized, and backed his boat off of my trailer. On the positive side ...

December 09, 2015 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Off To Strong Start

Under first year varsity head coach, Julie Ford, the Lady Mustang varsity girls basketball team is off to a 2-0 start to the 2015-2016 campaign.

December 09, 2015 | | Local Sports


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Mixed Results For Swimmers At VOL Meet

Oakdale hosted the 2016 Valley Oak League Swimming Championship on Saturday, April 30. Nine schools invaded the Oakdale Aquatic Center for the annual event. Oakdale ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

May 04, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Basketball Host Summer Camps

Oakdale varsity boys basketball coach Hondo Arpoika and company are hosting a youth basketball camp this summer. From Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 ...

May 04, 2016 | | Local Sports


Soccer Girls Battling For Postseason Berth

What a difference a week makes. After dishing out back-to-back shutouts a week ago to get back into playoff contention, the varsity Oakdale Lady Mustangs ...

May 04, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustangs Continue Strong Push To Postseason

As the end of the 2016 season rapidly approaches, the Oakdale Mustangs varsity baseball team find themselves in contention for the Valley Oak League championship ...

May 04, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Add Two More To Win Column

The varsity softball team continued their winning ways as the girls picked up two more victories in league play this past week. Oakdale (17-1, 11-1 ...

May 04, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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