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Mustang Soccer Off To 2-0 League Start

League play has begun and the defending Sac Joaquin Section champion Mustangs have picked up where they left off in 2014. Oakdale finished the preseason with an impressive 7-2-2 record and opened the regular season against Manteca and with a home game against Lathrop. The Mustangs put away Manteca 6-1 and followed up with a victory over the Spartans 6-0.

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


Bennett, McKeon Lead Lady Mustangs To Victory

The Oakdale Lady Mustangs water polo team hosted Lodi in a non-league game Tuesday, Sept. 15. Led by the junior tandem of Emily Bennett and Clare McKeon, the defending Sac Joaquin Section champions put away Lodi 13-8.

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


VOL Meet Takes Over Legion Park

Valley Oak League runners invaded Modesto's Legion Park on Tuesday, Sept. 15 for the VOL #1 Meet. The meet featured all eight VOL cross country teams, from frosh to varsity. Although no individual results were kept, Oakdale brought a strong presence to the meet.

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


Lady Mustang Programs Have Strong Week

Three Lady Mustang programs were in action this past week. Ladies of the links, tennis courts and volleyball hardwood all displayed their talents in Valley Oak League action.

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


Mustangs Post Mixed Week

Even with the poor air quality from the wildfires in the foothills; the Mustangs varsity clubs continue to make strides this fall. This week the Mustangs boys soccer, girls tennis, girls golf, volleyball and water polo all were in action.

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


Oakdale Cross Country Off To Successful Start

The Oakdale Mustang Cross Country teams were off and running at the Sierra Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 12 as the boys and girls teams competed against over 40 teams and even battled the poor air quality. Conditions were smoky and dry, according to Coach Guy Fowler.

September 16, 2015 | | Local Sports


Mustangs End Preseason With Rout Of Bears

Saturday night, Sept. 12 was "Mini Mustangs" night but the varsity football team's margin of victory was anything but mini. The Mustangs hosted Menlo-Atherton in front of a near capacity crowd under the lights. Oakdale's fierce defense and swift offense downed the Bears 61-7 in the team's final preseason game of 2015.

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


Mustangs Take Championship At Gregori Tournament

The defending Sac-Joaquin Section champion Oakdale Mustangs varsity soccer boys are on the right track after an impressive week. Although Oakdale dropped a game to visiting Franklin 2-0, they regrouped and earned a 5-2 home win over Livingston and finished the week by winning the Gregori Tournament over the weekend.

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


Mustangs Take Bite Out Of Bulldogs

In the 79th battle between the Oakdale and Turlock football programs, the Mustangs galloped to a 24-13 home victory on Friday, Sept. 4.

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


Oakdale Soccer Competes Well In Pitman Tournament

The defending Sac-Joaquin Section champion boys soccer team wrapped up a busy week on the field. The boys played a pair of road scrimmage games against Enochs and Beyer High School, then took their act on the road in the two-day Pitman Tournament over the weekend.

September 02, 2015 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Of Fall Wrap Up Scrimmage Play

Numerous Oakdale Mustang teams suited up for final tune-up games before entering league play. The girl's tennis team took on Enochs and Turlock in scrimmage matches that took place on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Lady Mustangs hosted Enochs before traveling to Turlock the following day. The girls team opened league play when they traveled Weston Ranch on Tuesday, Sept. 1 after The Leader's press time. Oakdale hosts its first home match on Thursday, Sept. 3 against East Union at 3:30 p.m.

September 02, 2015 | | Local Sports


Mustangs Tame Wildcats In Friday Showdown

Setting the stage, fans entering The Corral at Oakdale High School on Friday night – whether they were hometown supporters or came down the hill for the contest – all saw the sign.

September 02, 2015 | DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Mustang Scrimmages Kick Off Campaign

School is back in session, fall is almost upon us and many of the OHS Mustangs teams are gearing up for the 2015 season. Oakdale's football, volleyball, cross country, tennis and soccer teams were all involved in scrimmages and tournament play this past week.

August 26, 2015 | | Local Sports


OHS Senior Nelson Determined Injury Won’t Bring Him Down

During his final days of summer break, incoming Oakdale High School senior Darus Nelson spent plenty of time running the track around the Corral. Nelson, starting running back for the defending Sac-Joaquin Section champion Mustangs, is coming off a major knee injury that required offseason surgery.

August 05, 2015 | DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Football Mustangs Host 7 On 7 Drills

Friday night football under the lights may still be several weeks away, but the Oakdale Mustangs got a taste of what is to come when the squad hosted seven-on-seven drills on Wednesday evening, July 1. Oakdale welcomed Waterford and Mountain House football teams to The Corral. All three football teams worked on both offense and defensive drills during the two-hour time frame, having each team rotate in and out after approximately 15 plays each on both sides of the ball.

July 08, 2015 | | Local Sports


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Gridiron Hardware Handed Out For 2015 Mustangs

As it has for the last handful of years, Martin Luther King Jr. Day saw the hosting of the Oakdale High School Mustang football awards ...

January 27, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


Sports Booster Club Cooks Up Annual Fun

The Oakdale High School Sports Booster Club will be hosting their annual Dinner Dance Auction on Saturday, Feb. 27. The event will be open to ...

January 27, 2016 | | Local Sports


SPORTS SLATE

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20

January 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


Oakdale Golf & Country Club

1 Best Ball Red Flag, 2 Best Balls White Flag, 3 Best Balls Blue Flag

January 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


Lady Mustangs Earn Split Of League Games

Oakdale's Lady Mustangs varsity basketball girls hit the court for a pair of Valley Oak League games this past week. Oakdale (8-8, 1-3) earned ...

January 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


Mustang Boys Continue To Struggle On Hardwood

Off to a winless 0-4 Valley Oak League record, the Mustang varsity basketball boys dropped a trio of games this past week. Oakdale fell to ...

January 20, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


High School Hosting Weekend Hoop Clinics

Local youngsters can take advantage of free basketball skills training and clinics this month in Oakdale.

January 20, 2016 | | Local Sports


Fishing Report

For the first time in ten years I purchased a Power Ball Ticket. Like many of you who purchased a ticket, it was nice thinking ...

January 20, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Local Sports


Oakdale Takes Third At Tim Brown Memorial

Coming off an impressive Valley Oak League dual meet performance against Sierra, where Oakdale's varsity wrestling team beat Kimball 76-0 and Sierra 73-0, Oakdale ...

January 20, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Local Sports


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