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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


All Invited To FanFest At Banner Island Ballpark

For the third year in a row, the Stockton Ports Anchor Fund will host a FanFest, scheduled for Saturday, April 9 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Banner Island Ballpark.

March 30, 2016 | | Local Sports


Early Season Baseball Blues For Varsity Mustang Boys

It's very early in the Oakdale Mustangs varsity baseball season; in fact the 2016 Valley Oak League season is only two games old. Oakdale opened the VOL campaign with a home and away series with Manteca that began with a 5-4 road loss on Tuesday, March 22. Oakdale's troubles continued the following day as they gave up a three run lead to fall 13-5 to the visiting Buffaloes.

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


Fishing Report

If you ask any fisherman what they like about fishing, they probably wouldn't be able to give you just one answer. Most likely it's a lot of little things that they like about fishing that keeps them involved in the sport. Many, like myself, became addicted to fishing immediately after being taken out for the first time. I actually remember waiting anxiously for my chance to finally go fishing. Eventually I got my chance and even though I didn't catch anything, I could hardly wait for my next opportunity. Fortunately there were a few ponds near my ...

March 30, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Artwork Submissions Sought In Annual Duck Stamp Contest

Artists are invited to submit their original artwork to the 2016-2017 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will accept submissions May 13 through June 13.

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Schatz Completes Weekend Sweep In Stockton Racing

Donny Schatz maneuvered through traffic to take the win from his sixth place qualifying position with five laps remaining in racing action Saturday, his second win in two days at the Craftsman World of Outlaws event in Stockton.

March 23, 2016 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


Second Annual Cali 10 Race, Expo In Stockton

A popular athletic/epicurean event returns to downtown Stockton, on the morning of Sunday, April 10. The new Cali 10 gives participants the choice of a 10k Run or 5k Run/Walk, on extremely flat and fast courses, featuring lots of visibility for the runners of the field, ahead and behind them. The courses' sights include the picturesque downtown of Stockton at Decarli Plaza, Weber Point, and McLeod Lake.

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Hosts Fourth Annual County Clash

The Corral looked more like an Olympic venue on Friday, March 18 when over 20 schools showed up for the fourth annual County Clash at Oakdale High School. The Mustang varsity girls placed third overall with a total of 80 team points, 15 behind first place Pitman. Oakdale's boys team tied for tenth with 31 points.

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Opening Day Fun For OBSA Squads

Oakdale's T.L. Davis Sports Complex was full of nearly 2,000 baseball and softball supporters for the inaugural Oakdale Baseball Softball Association (OBSA) Opening Day ceremonies on Saturday, March 19.

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

Ladies 18

March 23, 2016 | | Local Sports


Soccer Girls Blow Out Franklin In Preseason

In their only match of the week the Oakdale varsity Lady Mustangs dismissed visiting Franklin 7-1 on the soccer field. Oakdale used a big offensive first half to pull away from the Yellowjackets. Oakdale (7-2-2) scored five first half goals in the contest.

March 23, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Wind has to be one of my least favorite conditions to fish in. It's the one environmental factor that often eliminates over half of my tackle box before I even get on the water. Casting and boat positioning seem to be the two greatest challenges when trying to fish in the wind. With the wind to my back, casting is usually not a problem. Facing, or fishing into the wind is another story. The strength of the wind can often create major problems if approached head on with lighter baits. Adding a little weight to your bait, or selecting ...

March 23, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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