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Carquest Nationals Offer Draggin’ In The Desert

Carquest Nationals Offer Draggin’ In The Desert

Weather conditions for the 31st annual Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix, Arizona was comfortable and partly cloudy, producing some great on track performances. The conditions also brought out a near capacity crowd over the entire three days of racing.

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Posted: Mar. 03, 2015 2:47 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 04, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Carquest Nationals Offer Draggin’ In The Desert Comments 0 Comments
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Third Place Showing For Oakdale Polo Club

Third Place Showing For Oakdale Polo Club

Competing in the United States Polo Association (USPA) Interscholastic Girls (seventh grade – 12th grade) division, Oakdale took third place overall at the Western Regional Tournament at Central Coast Polo Club in Los Osos, California. The team was in action Feb. 13 through 15 and played against Maui Makaha, Maui, Hawaii and Horse Park, Menlo Park, California. They placed third overall.

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Posted: Feb. 24, 2015 2:02 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Third Place Showing For Oakdale Polo Club Comments 0 Comments
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Great Weather, Great Performances Highlight NHRA Racing

Great Weather, Great Performances Highlight NHRA Racing

The 31st annual Carquest NHRA Nationals at Wild Horse Motor Sports Park in Phoenix, Arizona, featured some strong performances throughout qualifying, thanks to some very good weather conditions. Just enough sun to put some heat in the track with some cloud cover to keep the temperatures in the optimal range for tuning performances in all the professional categories. The great weather also brought out huge crowds for the two qualifying days.

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Posted: Feb. 24, 2015 2:07 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Great Weather, Great Performances Highlight NHRA Racing Comments 0 Comments
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Former Champions Arise To Capture Season Opener

Former Champions Arise To Capture Season Opener

The sun spent most of the weekend shining down on the 55th annual Circle K Winternationals in Pomona as the NHRA Mello Yello kicked off the 2015 season with a near capacity crowd at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

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Posted: Feb. 17, 2015 2:26 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 18, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Former Champions Arise To Capture Season Opener Comments 0 Comments
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Fresno Center Hosts MMA Showcase Saturday

Fresno Center Hosts MMA Showcase Saturday

 

Life has not always been easy for Ryan “The Executioner” Tobar, but through the struggles, Tobar has become a star in both the octagon and in life.

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Posted: Feb. 10, 2015 1:21 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 11, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Fresno Center Hosts MMA Showcase Saturday Comments 0 Comments
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Optimal Conditions Produce Stellar NHRA Performances

Optimal Conditions Produce Stellar NHRA Performances

The 2015 NHRA Season opened with the 55th annual Circle K/NHRA Winter Nationals in Pomona at the LA County Fairplex. Throughout qualifying, 70 degree plus temperatures and overcast skies prevailed, producing some of the best conditions seen in a while for some great on track performances. But, just as the final rounds of professional qualifying arrived, the overcast skies turned into rain, cancelling the fourth and final qualifying session. Thus, the final elimination fields would be set after just three highly competitive sessions of qualifying.

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Posted: Feb. 10, 2015 1:25 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 11, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Optimal Conditions Produce Stellar NHRA Performances Comments 0 Comments
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2015 Motorsports Prepares For Thundering Season

2015 Motorsports Prepares For Thundering Season

The 2015 motorsports racing season looks to be very exciting for race fans. There are new racers popping up in and around the Stanislaus and San Joaquin County areas all the time.

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Posted: Feb. 03, 2015 3:26 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 04, 2015 1:00 a.m. | 2015 Motorsports Prepares For Thundering Season Comments 0 Comments
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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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Seven Wrestlers Qualify For State Meet

Seven Wrestlers Qualify For State Meet

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28 was a pivotal stop for high school wrestlers on their journey to reach the California State Championship. Stockton Arena was host site for the two day wrestle fest, known as the 2015 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet.

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Posted: Mar. 03, 2015 2:42 p.m. | Updated: Mar. 04, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Seven Wrestlers Qualify For State Meet Comments 0 Comments
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Oakdale Wrestlers Claim Divisional Championships

Oakdale Wrestlers Claim Divisional Championships

To say this has been a dominant season for the OHS varsity wrestling team would be an understatement. This season the team claimed its ninth consecutive Valley Oak League title, the eighth consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section title and the momentum has carried into the Sac-Joaquin Division III Divisionals.

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Posted: Feb. 24, 2015 1:47 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Oakdale Wrestlers Claim Divisional Championships Comments 0 Comments
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Junior Varsity Girls Take VOL Title

Junior Varsity Girls Take VOL Title

The future appears bright for OHS girls’ basketball, as the 2014-2015 junior varsity girls wrapped up the season undefeated with a perfect 14-0 Valley Oak League record. Led by second year head coach Julie Ford, the team bought into her coaching philosophy and put it to work on the court, showing up every day and practicing and playing hard and playing for each other. In the 14 league games, Oakdale outscored their opponents 666-447, an average of nearly a 32-point margin of victory over the course of the season. This impressive run began when the girls knocked off Sierra 43-22 ...

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Posted: Feb. 24, 2015 1:53 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 25, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Junior Varsity Girls Take VOL Title Comments 0 Comments
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Trent Making Most Of Senior Year

Trent Making Most Of Senior Year

Mustang born, Mustang bred, going to be a Mustang ‘til the day I’m dead.

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Posted: Feb. 18, 2015 5:06 p.m. | Trent Making Most Of Senior Year Comments 1 Comment
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OHS Student Athletes Sign Letters Of Intent

OHS Student Athletes Sign Letters Of Intent

During the recent National Signing Day, several Oakdale High School student athletes made their most important decision to date: what school will they attend after graduation. Four student athletes made those choices and will continue their athletic as well as academic endeavors at the next level: Wyatt Hjelm, Nico Colunga, Ashley Arnett and Sydney Sudaria.

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Posted: Feb. 17, 2015 2:16 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 18, 2015 1:00 a.m. | OHS Student Athletes Sign Letters Of Intent Comments 0 Comments
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Oakdale Teams Travel To Stockton Tournament

Oakdale Teams Travel To Stockton Tournament

A pair of Oakdale United travel soccer teams hit the road for the JJ Minor Memorial Tournament in Stockton over the weekend.

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Posted: Feb. 17, 2015 2:20 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 18, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Oakdale Teams Travel To Stockton Tournament Comments 0 Comments
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Eighth Straight Blue Banner For OHS Grapplers

Eighth Straight Blue Banner For OHS Grapplers

Dominating from the start, the Oakdale Mustangs varsity wrestling team claimed its eighth straight, and nine of the last 10, CIF Division III Section Championships on Saturday.

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Posted: Feb. 10, 2015 1:08 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 11, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Eighth Straight Blue Banner For OHS Grapplers Comments 0 Comments
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Oakdale Rumbles To Ninth Consecutive VOL Title

Oakdale Rumbles To Ninth Consecutive VOL Title

If the term “Dynasty” can be used after three titles, should we consider the Oakdale High School Mustangs varsity wrestling team a “Tri-Dynasty”? Wednesday night Jan. 28 the Mustangs hosted undefeated Central Catholic in a clash of unbeatens to decide the 2015 Valley Oak League championship. The Mustangs overcame a slow start to the evening to run wild on the Raiders to win 51-15 to claim their ninth consecutive VOL championship.

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Posted: Feb. 03, 2015 3:04 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 04, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Oakdale Rumbles To Ninth Consecutive VOL Title Comments 0 Comments
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Oakdale Varsity Girls Drop Third Straight

Oakdale Varsity Girls Drop Third Straight

Hard times on the hardwood as the OHS varsity girls have lost three straight games. Oakdale dropped a pair of home games this week to visiting Manteca and East Union this past week.

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Posted: Feb. 03, 2015 3:22 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 04, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Oakdale Varsity Girls Drop Third Straight Comments 0 Comments
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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

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