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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12

April 12, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Softball Girls Corral Timberwolves In VOL Action

In their first home game since being shocked by and falling to Manteca, Oakdale's varsity softball girls defeated visiting Sierra 9-1 on Wednesday, April 5. The Lady Mustangs combined for seven hits and committed no errors in the win.

April 12, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Dominates East Union In April 6 Meet At Corral

Thursday, April 6 Oakdale hosted East Union and the track and field Mustangs made short work of the Lancers. The varsity girls defeated East Union 100-36, the varsity boys won in a lopsided 117-15 decision, and the junior varsity boys and girls took care of business as well.

April 12, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Mustang Baseball Boys Sweep Past Spartans

The hits and wins just keep coming for the Oakdale Mustangs varsity baseball team. This past week Oakdale improved to 6-0 in Valley Oak League play after defeating the Lathrop Spartans (3-8-1, 0-3) in a two-game series.

April 12, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


WWE Tickets Available For Live Stockton Show

For the first time since August of 2016, the World Wrestling Entertainment is coming to the 209. Fresh off WrestleMania, the superstars of SmackDown Live will be invading the Stockton Arena on Monday night, May 1. Superstars scheduled to be in action include The Miz, Dean Ambrose, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, AJ Styles, Alexa Bliss, Baron Corbin, Becky Lynch, American Alpha, Shinsuke Nakamura and more.

April 12, 2017 | | Local Sports


Strong Performances Lead Mustangs To Swim Wins

Oakdale was active this week in the pool as the team traveled to Lathrop for a dual meet against Sierra and Lathrop in Valley Oak League action. The Lady Mustangs defeated Sierra 129-36 and Lathrop 135-25. For the boys it was Oakdale edging out Sierra 78-75 and winning 100-25 over Lathrop on Thursday, April 6.

April 12, 2017 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

Why is it that every time the weather is perfect for fishing, I have something else planned, or it's a work day? Then of course, when I finally do get time to go fishing, a wind storm, or some other type of change in the weather occurs! Don't get me wrong, I've had my fair share of perfect weather days out on water but they're hard to come by, especially this time of year. With that said, some of the most beautiful days in the spring rarely start out that way. A friend once told me ...

April 12, 2017 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Thousands Pack The Stands For Wet, Wild Rodeo Weekend

For more than six decades, the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo has proven to be the top destination for rodeo goers and competitors alike. Two days of bull riding, barrel racing, roping and beers were enough to keep the large crowd of rodeo fanatics cheering, even during the downpour of rain on Saturday. Fans from around the globe packed the grandstands at the Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds on Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9 for bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, team roping and tie-down roping action. Local stars as well as champions from around ...

April 12, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


NHRA Thunders Into The Desert For Nationals

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series thundered into Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the 18th annual Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals over the weekend. The windy, rainy and dusty weather conditions created some ever changing track conditions. This really tested the skills of the crew chiefs and led to some interesting upsets.

April 05, 2017 | By MIKE BURGHARDT Racing Correspondent | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5

April 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


Varsity Softball Girls Fall At Home To Manteca

For the first time in nine years, the Oakdale (9-3, 2-1) varsity softball girls lost to Manteca (12-4, 4-1). The last time Oakdale lost to the visiting Buffaloes was March 18, 2008 when the Lady Mustangs fell in a 3-2 decision to the Manteca team. That same year, Oakdale lost on the road to Manteca 6-5 on April 18. Since then Oakdale was 16-0 against Manteca, until Wednesday, March 29 at home. Oakdale led 1-0 in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Christina Robinette but the lead was short lived as Manteca posted three runs in the fifth ...

April 05, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Opening Day For Ports

Minor League baseball returns to the region, with the Stockton Ports opening their 2017 season at the Stockton Ballpark on Thursday, April 6.

April 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


Perfect Start To VOL Season For Varsity Sluggers

Four games into the Valley Oak League season and the Oakdale High School Mustangs are a perfect 4-0. The first place Mustangs defeated East Union in a home and away series with the Lancers, 12-2 and 10-1 this past week.

April 05, 2017 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Oakdale Youth Wrestlers Grapple For State Honors

Nearly two dozen Oakdale youth wrestlers placed at the 2017 State of California Wrestling Alliance for the Youth (SCWAY) State Meet in Clovis. The three day tournament took place at Buchanan High School and featured young wrestlers from kindergarten to eighth graders.

April 05, 2017 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Corrals Manteca In Track And Field Meet

One week after Oakdale's dominant run came to a close, the Lady Mustangs bounced back in a big way with wins over Manteca. After having their 88 straight league meet victories snapped, the varsity girls crushed Manteca 121-14. TJ Verdegaal won the 300 hurdles and placed second in the 100 hurdles behind teammate Cassie England. In the shot put Oakdale had Angelica Lowry finish at the top with a throw of 34 feet, five inches. Kyndall Vargas and Deonna Osmundson tied for first in the discus at 97 feet, eight inches. Madison Abell took first in the pole vault ...

April 05, 2017 | | 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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