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History And Championships Highlight NHRA Finals

History And Championships Highlight NHRA Finals

The 50th annual AAA of Southern California NHRA Finals featured cool very comfortable southern California blue skies on race day. These conditions brought out some spectacular on track performances throughout the event and drew some of the largest crowds seen in recent years to witness the crowning of champions in the four professional categories.

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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

Fishing Report

Over the years there have been several poaching arrests on our local waters. As I was launching my boat several years ago I witnessed an older gentleman unloading a cooler into a car which was passing by; what seemed strange is that he continued to fish afterwards. Several days after while watching the news, I saw that several people were arrested in Stockton for poaching. They were caught with bags full of Bluegill and Striped Bass. As much as I’ve seen my fair share of anglers who seem to be taking more fish than they are supposed to, I ...

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Posted: Nov. 26, 2014 12:43 p.m. | Fishing Report Comments 0 Comments

Fishing Report

It’s been a long time since I’ve actually planned a fishing trip. Usually, I decide the night before, or the morning of, and am in a mad scramble to get everything ready for a day of fishing. Consequently, that leaves me a lot of times, making last minute phone calls to friends and family searching for someone to fish with. When I realized Veterans’ Day was going to be celebrated on a Tuesday this year, I immediately decided that I was going to go fishing that day. The day couldn’t have worked out better for me, I ...

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Posted: Nov. 18, 2014 6:00 p.m. | Updated: Nov. 19, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Fishing Report Comments 0 Comments

Fishing Report

If you’re waiting for the weather to cool down a little bit before getting out fishing you’re likely to miss out on some of the best fishing of the year. What a lot of anglers don’t understand is that the temperature outside is not as important as the temperature of the water. Our day time temperatures may not seem like much of a seasonal change but our days have been getting shorter and our nights longer resulting in less sunlight on the water combined with cooler night time temperatures. Our lake and river temperatures continue to drop ...

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Posted: Nov. 11, 2014 1:08 p.m. | Updated: Nov. 12, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Fishing Report Comments 0 Comments

Fishing Report

Finally, we had some rain in the forecast and it actually fell on us as well. Like a lot of you, I’m already imagining what the lakes are going to look like once full again and am hoping that this past weekend’s rain is the beginning of a record setting rainfall year. Like any change in the weather there are dangers associated with it. One that comes to my mind more than any is the importance of driving safely while trailering a boat in the rain. Without rain to wash it down, the roads become dirty over time ...

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United Squads Face Tough Test At Turlock Tournament

United Squads Face Tough Test At Turlock Tournament

In the Turlock Octoberfest Tournament over the weekend – all games were played at Mistlin Sports Complex in Ripon – a trio of Oakdale United competitive travel soccer teams battled hard, coming way with different results.

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Posted: Oct. 28, 2014 5:49 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 29, 2014 1:00 a.m. | United Squads Face Tough Test At Turlock Tournament Comments 0 Comments
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Fishing Report

Watch out for the duck hunters, duck hunting season has begun. What’s different than years past is that there are very few places locally to safely launch a boat anymore, making the Delta the only option for a lot of boaters and duck hunters. This of course has caused an increase in boat traffic and if you were to ask a duck hunter what they hate the most about hunting the Delta, they would surely say the boat traffic. During my last outing as I was navigating through a foggy stretch of water, I heard four gun shots. I ...

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Posted: Oct. 28, 2014 5:49 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 29, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Fishing Report Comments 0 Comments

Fishing Report

I just recently celebrated a birthday; I won’t tell you which one. I’ve heard it said a thousand times, “how fast time has passed.” Like most of us celebrating a birthday it’s hard not looking back. I was reminded of my past recently while I was searching high and low for my birth certificate. I came across an old picture of myself taken while I was in the military. For some reason my roommate took a picture of me while I was reading a Bassmaster Magazine. At that time, I would have never imagined that someday I ...

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Posted: Oct. 22, 2014 1:23 p.m. | Fishing Report Comments 0 Comments
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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Mustangs Ground Eagles, Advance To Semifinals

Mustangs Ground Eagles, Advance To Semifinals

The Oakdale Mustangs welcomed Vista Del Lago this past Friday night to The Corral with the winner advancing to the semifinals of the 2014 Sac Joaquin Section Championship in Division III. Oakdale pulled away in the fourth quarter of the Nov. 21 contest to win 42-14 and keep their season alive.

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Posted: Nov. 26, 2014 12:36 p.m. | Mustangs Ground Eagles, Advance To Semifinals Comments 0 Comments
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Banner Boys – Varsity Soccer Squad Claims Section Championship

Banner Boys – Varsity Soccer Squad Claims Section Championship

Taking down the top seed on Saturday, the Oakdale varsity Mustangs brought home the coveted blue banner, winning the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III soccer title over Christian Brothers.

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Posted: Nov. 18, 2014 5:36 p.m. | Updated: Nov. 19, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Banner Boys – Varsity Soccer Squad Claims Section Championship Comments 0 Comments
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Fall Sports Wrap – Volleyball, Cross Country Close Out Campaigns

Fall Sports Wrap – Volleyball, Cross Country Close Out Campaigns

Playoff action has concluded for a couple of Oakdale squads, as the volleyball girls and cross country teams wrapped up their seasons recently. Following is a look at their final performances.

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Posted: Nov. 18, 2014 5:52 p.m. | Updated: Nov. 19, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Fall Sports Wrap – Volleyball, Cross Country Close Out Campaigns Comments 0 Comments
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Varsity Football Mustangs Claim Share Of VOL Crown

Varsity Football Mustangs Claim Share Of VOL Crown

On the final night of the 2014 regular season, it was a massive, standing room only crowd that gathered at The Corral to see the Mustangs honor the 25 seniors playing in their final home league game, as well as playing for a share of the Valley Oak League title. Oakdale welcomed Central Catholic, and what appeared to be close a thousand of their fans Friday night, Nov. 7. However, it was the home crowd that had the final roar as they watched their Mustangs thrive in a 48-28 victory.

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Posted: Nov. 11, 2014 4:26 p.m. | Updated: Nov. 12, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Varsity Football Mustangs Claim Share Of VOL Crown Comments 0 Comments
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Soccer Squad Rolls - Mustangs Advance To Semifinals In CIF Section Tournament

Soccer Squad Rolls - Mustangs Advance To Semifinals In CIF Section Tournament

Oakdale High School’s varsity soccer team is off to a fast start in this year’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III soccer tournament, shutting out visiting Johnson 4-0 and following that up with a 5-1 home win over Rio Americano.

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Posted: Nov. 11, 2014 4:39 p.m. | Updated: Nov. 12, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Soccer Squad Rolls - Mustangs Advance To Semifinals In CIF Section Tournament Comments 0 Comments
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Soccer Squad Second In Valley Oak League

The Oakdale Mustangs varsity soccer team will be making its return to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Sections playoffs. Oakdale finished the 2014 regular season on the road this week, falling to the undefeated Weston Ranch Cougars 2-1 and then rebounded with a 4-1 victory over winless Central Catholic.

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Posted: Nov. 05, 2014 1:49 p.m. | Soccer Squad Second In Valley Oak League Comments 0 Comments
Going Out On Top - Longtime Volleyball Coach Calls It A Career

Going Out On Top - Longtime Volleyball Coach Calls It A Career

Emotions ran high on Thursday, Oct. 30 inside the gym at Oakdale High School as the 2014 edition of the Lady Mustangs claimed the Valley Oak League varsity volleyball title in the final regular season game for longtime coach Shelli Ponce.

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Posted: Nov. 05, 2014 1:49 p.m. | Going Out On Top - Longtime Volleyball Coach Calls It A Career Comments 0 Comments
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Oakdale Pounces On Visiting Jaguars

Oakdale Pounces On Visiting Jaguars

Coming off a tough road loss, the varsity Mustangs rebounded nicely at home against the Kimball Jaguars running away with a 49-2 football victory on Friday, Oct. 24.

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Posted: Oct. 28, 2014 5:44 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 29, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Oakdale Pounces On Visiting Jaguars Comments 0 Comments
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Mustangs Fall To Sierra In VOL Showdown

Mustangs Fall To Sierra In VOL Showdown

With the Valley Oak League shaping up to be a three horse race (Sierra, Oakdale and Central Catholic) this late in the season, fans of both Oakdale and Sierra packed the bleachers at Sierra High School’s “The Den” Friday night, Oct. 17 to see the Timberwolves host the Mustangs in a battle of the unbeatens. The fans were treated to a nailbiter that saw the home team escape with a 31-20 victory.

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Posted: Oct. 22, 2014 1:09 p.m. | Mustangs Fall To Sierra In VOL Showdown Comments 0 Comments
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Fall Sports Wrap – Crucial Contests Dot Late Fall Slate

Fall Sports Wrap – Crucial Contests Dot Late Fall Slate

As the nights grow longer and the days shorter, the 2014 fall sports season is rapidly coming to an end. With just two weeks remaining for some of the sports and others gearing up for playoffs, every game is crunch time for Oakdale High School. Following is information from a variety of sports that were in action this week.

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Posted: Oct. 22, 2014 1:19 p.m. | Fall Sports Wrap – Crucial Contests Dot Late Fall Slate Comments 0 Comments
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