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Fishing Report

The first fishing advice I ever received was to be patient. I’m not sure if I even understood the word back then, I just knew that I was expected to wait for the fish to come to me. This time of year, I’m constantly reminded of that advice as the bites are usually harder to come by. There are a couple of things that I do to keep motivated when the fishing gets tough. I always bring a warm thermos of coffee. Just about the time frustration starts to set in, I pull out my thermos and warm ...

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Posted: Jan. 27, 2015 2:04 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 28, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Fishing Report Comments 0 Comments

Fishing Report

A lot of people that I’ve been talking to are concerned about the lack of rain we’ve had so far this season. Through writing this column, I’ve learned that there’s a definite pattern in the weather from year to year. It seems like every fourth year we have a similar dry spell and then all of a sudden, we are hit by a series of big storms that just about make up for all the lack of rain. Seven years ago the Delta along with other surrounding waterways had to be shut down as they were ...

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Posted: Jan. 20, 2015 12:14 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 21, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Fishing Report Comments 0 Comments
Hansen Roped In Thousands In 2014

Hansen Roped In Thousands In 2014

Wyatt Hansen is a sophomore at Oakdale Charter High School. He is a normal teenager who attends classes, has homework and daily chores. What separates Hansen from other high school kids his age is that he is already an established rodeo star. Hansen competes in calf roping and team roping.

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Posted: Jan. 13, 2015 12:19 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 14, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Hansen Roped In Thousands In 2014 Comments 0 Comments
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Oakdale’s Sports Year In Review Features Highlights Galore

Oakdale’s Sports Year In Review Features Highlights Galore

Oakdale’s Sports Year In Review Features Highlights Galore

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Posted: Jan. 06, 2015 5:49 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 07, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Oakdale’s Sports Year In Review Features Highlights Galore Comments 0 Comments
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Oakdale MMA Academy Earns Top Honors

Oakdale MMA Academy Earns Top Honors

 

2014 was a big year for the Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts Academy, and the man that runs it.

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Posted: Dec. 30, 2014 1:35 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 31, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Oakdale MMA Academy Earns Top Honors Comments 0 Comments
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Pig Hunting Opportunities At Wildlife Area

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering pig hunting opportunities at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Solano County. CDFW will accept application cards through close of business Feb. 9, 2015 and the drawing will be held on Feb. 12, 2015.

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Posted: Dec. 30, 2014 1:37 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 31, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Pig Hunting Opportunities At Wildlife Area Comments 0 Comments

League Recognition Earned By Section Champions

Double digit honors for the Oakdale football team, with the recent announcement of Valley Oak League gridiron selections. The announcement was made just a couple of days after the Mustangs claimed the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III football title with a 27-23 win over Inderkum.

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Posted: Dec. 16, 2014 5:53 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | League Recognition Earned By Section Champions Comments 0 Comments

Fishing Report

The best thing about rain this time of the year is that it knocks down the fog. The worst thing about it of course is staying dry. When it comes to purchasing rain gear, you get what you pay for. The least expensive gear might hold up for a trip or two but it’s definitely not going to be comfortable. Years ago, I purchased a top of the line rain suit that still provides me comfort and dryness to this day. This morning I was awoken to the sound of rain beating down on ground. As always when seeing ...

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Posted: Dec. 16, 2014 5:55 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Fishing Report Comments 0 Comments

Fishing Report

This year, while celebrating Thanksgiving, I mentioned to a family member that I was excited about my upcoming fishing trip. He responded by saying “most guys can’t handle waiting six or more hours without getting a bite.” I responded by saying “I’ve waited days for a bite in the past.” My trip was set, rain or shine, I was going to go Sturgeon fishing. I was particularly excited about this trip because I was going to be reuniting with friends that date back to Jr. High. We ended up having a great time but unfortunately the bite that ...

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Posted: Dec. 09, 2014 6:10 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 10, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Fishing Report Comments 0 Comments
Hardware Handed Out For OHS Football Honors

Hardware Handed Out For OHS Football Honors

Families, friends and fans of Oakdale High School football gathered at the OHS gym on Monday night Jan. 19 to watch players from all three teams receive end of the season awards. Memories of the season where brought back to life including the freshman boys perfect season; the aches and injuries that lingered for the junior varsity boys; the varsity team’s Section title and playoff run; and even the story of when varsity player Mike Norris ran from Escalon to The Corral for a practice in August because his transportation fell through. The ceremony wrapped up another successful year ...

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Posted: Jan. 27, 2015 1:49 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 28, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Hardware Handed Out For OHS Football Honors Comments 0 Comments
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Mustang Basketball Boys Fizzle Over Weekend

Mustang Basketball Boys Fizzle Over Weekend

First place team in the Valley Oak League (VOL), the Sierra Timberwolves, paid a visit to Oakdale High School on Saturday night, Jan. 24 in a varsity boys basketball game. The undersized Mustangs took the court and were over powered, over matched and overwhelmed, as the Wolves clawed their way through the Mustangs 58-18.

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Posted: Jan. 27, 2015 2:03 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 28, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Mustang Basketball Boys Fizzle Over Weekend Comments 0 Comments
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Varsity Mustang Boys Corral First VOL Win Of Season

Varsity Mustang Boys Corral First VOL Win Of Season

After a lackluster performance on Tuesday, Jan. 13 against visiting Weston Ranch, the Oakdale varsity basketball boys saddled up and put on their best performance of the young season. Coming off the embarrassing 68-23 home loss against Weston Ranch, Oakdale gathered its first Valley Oak League win of the campaign with a 66-55 home win over East Union on Thursday, Jan. 15.

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Posted: Jan. 20, 2015 12:07 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 21, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Varsity Mustang Boys Corral First VOL Win Of Season Comments 0 Comments
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OHS Grapplers Shine In Double Dual Meet

OHS Grapplers Shine In Double Dual Meet

The OHS wrestling team hosted a Valley Oak League double dual meet on Wednesday, Jan. 14, as visitors Kimball and Sierra came to town to take on the Mustangs.

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Posted: Jan. 20, 2015 12:11 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 21, 2015 1:00 a.m. | OHS Grapplers Shine In Double Dual Meet Comments 0 Comments
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Oakdale Grapplers Compete In Pair Of Tournaments

Oakdale Grapplers Compete In Pair Of Tournaments

Oakdale wrestlers made their presence felt this past weekend at a pair of two-day tournaments.

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Posted: Jan. 13, 2015 12:29 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 14, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Oakdale Grapplers Compete In Pair Of Tournaments Comments 0 Comments
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Basketball Boys Take On Pair Of VOL Foes

Valley Oak League play tipped off this week for Oakdale’s boys basketball teams, with all levels in action. The Mustang boys took their act on the road for a contest on Wednesday night, Jan. 7 and also were on the road Friday.

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Posted: Jan. 13, 2015 12:26 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 14, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Basketball Boys Take On Pair Of VOL Foes Comments 0 Comments
Oakdale Varsity Boys Fall In Rotary Classic Consolation

Oakdale Varsity Boys Fall In Rotary Classic Consolation

The 45th annual Oakdale Rotary Classic came to a close on Monday night, Dec. 29. The three-day basketball tournament featured eight local schools, including the host school Mustangs. Oakdale’s varsity boys finished the tournament with a record of 1-2. The Mustangs fell to Hughson in the first round Friday night, bounced back to defeat Los Banos on Saturday, and then fell to Grace Davis in the consolation game on Monday night, 71-63.

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Posted: Jan. 06, 2015 6:06 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 07, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Oakdale Varsity Boys Fall In Rotary Classic Consolation Comments 0 Comments
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Preseason Finale Loss For Varsity Hoop Girls

The 2014-15 basketball preseason came to a close Saturday night, Jan. 3 when the varsity Lady Mustangs hosted the Lady Tigers of Terra Nova, a game that resulted in a thrilling Terra Nova overtime victory, 52-45.

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Posted: Jan. 06, 2015 6:04 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 07, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Preseason Finale Loss For Varsity Hoop Girls Comments 0 Comments
Boys Basketball Teams Closing Out Preseason

Boys Basketball Teams Closing Out Preseason

Oakdale High School may still be on winter break from academic classes, but its varsity and junior varsity boys basketball teams hit the hardwood in the annual Oakdale Rotary Classic tournament over the holiday break.

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Posted: Dec. 30, 2014 1:30 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 31, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Boys Basketball Teams Closing Out Preseason Comments 0 Comments
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Mustangs Hold Off Falcons For Home Win

Mustangs Hold Off Falcons For Home Win

On a cold, damp night outside, the varsity boys were making it rain three’s inside the Oakdale High School gym on the basketball court. The varsity Mustangs knocked down four treys to help lift them to a 57-52 victory over visiting Atwater on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

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Posted: Dec. 23, 2014 2:21 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Mustangs Hold Off Falcons For Home Win Comments 0 Comments
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Sonora, Riverbank Claw Their Way Past Oakdale

Sonora, Riverbank Claw Their Way Past Oakdale

 

It was a rough night for the Lady Mustangs overall as teams at all three levels – freshmen, junior varsity and varsity teams lost to longtime rivals, the Sonora Wildcats on Dec. 19. Even though Sonora is no longer in the Valley Oak League, there was that midseason atmosphere when the teams clashed in a non-league preseason girls’ varsity basketball game in Oakdale. The youngest Lady Mustangs fell 57-19 and the JV team tumbled, 60-23 against the visitors.

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Posted: Dec. 23, 2014 2:31 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Sonora, Riverbank Claw Their Way Past Oakdale Comments 0 Comments
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Guzman Working On Memorable Senior Year

Guzman Working On Memorable Senior Year

Although the calendar will show that we are only at the midway point of the 2014-2015 school year, OHS senior Jennifer Guzman is off to a memorable start.

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Posted: Dec. 23, 2014 2:38 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Guzman Working On Memorable Senior Year Comments 0 Comments
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Mustangs Fall To Ugly Eagles In NorCal Championship

Mustangs Fall To Ugly Eagles In NorCal Championship

Keeping the game close early, Oakdale’s varsity football Mustangs finally ran out of steam and couldn’t hold off an undefeated Clayton Valley Charter School squad, falling 28-7 in the CIF NorCal Regional Division II championship game on Saturday.

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Posted: Dec. 16, 2014 5:51 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Mustangs Fall To Ugly Eagles In NorCal Championship Comments 0 Comments
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Section Championship - Mustangs Roar Back To Tame Inderkum Tigers

Section Championship - Mustangs Roar Back To Tame Inderkum Tigers

 

Bend, but don’t break.

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Posted: Dec. 09, 2014 5:58 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 10, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Section Championship - Mustangs Roar Back To Tame Inderkum Tigers Comments 0 Comments
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Wrestlers Grapple To Second Place Showing In Bakersfield

Though still missing plenty of team members – continuing with their football season – the Oakdale High School wrestling team packed its gym bags and headed down south to Bakersfield for the weekend’s annual Rumble for the Rig tournament. OHS claimed second place out of 20 top wrestling schools from throughout the state. Oakdale had many standouts including four first place finishers, a pair of second place finishers and three others finishing in the top five.

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Posted: Dec. 09, 2014 6:08 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 10, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Wrestlers Grapple To Second Place Showing In Bakersfield Comments 0 Comments
MUSTANG WRESTLING

MUSTANG WRESTLING

In advance of the upcoming wrestling season, The Leader sent a questionnaire to head coach Steve Strange, seeking some thoughts on the campaign. Following are the questions and coach Strange’s answers.

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Posted: Dec. 03, 2014 10:57 a.m. | MUSTANG WRESTLING Comments 0 Comments
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Mustangs Power Past Rio Linda To Section Finals

Mustangs Power Past Rio Linda To Section Finals

 

Oakdale punched its ticket for the 2014 Division III CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Championship game after dismantling 10th seeded Rio Linda 41-14 Friday night, Nov. 28.

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Posted: Dec. 03, 2014 10:35 a.m. | Mustangs Power Past Rio Linda To Section Finals Comments 0 Comments
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