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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
Fishing Report

Fishing Report

Every once in a while even I get confused as to where I should go fishing. I’ve been reading about the salmon that are being caught in the North Delta as well as the striped bass that are being caught pretty much everywhere in the Delta. Like a lot of anglers, I wanted to catch my first salmon of the year but also wanted to make sure that I caught something. So, off to Fisherman’s Warehouse I went. It’s been a while since I’ve been there; it hasn’t changed much over the years. If you ...

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Posted: Oct. 15, 2014 12:48 p.m. | Fishing Report Comments 0 Comments
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Martinelli Enters Hall Of Fame

Martinelli Enters Hall Of Fame

For years Bill Martinelli was the face of Oakdale in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in the 1960s and 1970s. Now that legacy has taken him to his induction into the Cowboy Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

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Posted: Oct. 14, 2014 7:06 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 15, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Martinelli Enters Hall Of Fame Comments 0 Comments
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Fishing Report

With the water levels being so low my choices for fishing this weekend have really been limited. Fortunately the bite in the Delta is finally starting to pick up and soon the water will be too cold for everyone to swim in except for the fish. This year is different than the last 20 in that I’ll be targeting stripers, salmon, and possibly a sturgeon before the end of the winter. I’ve got an idea of what I want to do and how I’m going to do it but I’ve yet to try it out on ...

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Posted: Oct. 08, 2014 2:50 p.m. | Fishing Report Comments 0 Comments

Fishing Report

Thursday morning on my way to work I was surprised to see rain clouds in the distance and a little mist in the air. Working with children, rainy days can be quite the challenge as they all want to play in the rain. Fish on the other hand aren’t going to get anymore wet, but they do become more active when it rains. The rain has several effects on them. As the water rises, it not only provides them more area, but it washes bugs and debris into the water. The smaller fish are attracted to the food being ...

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 5:06 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 01, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Fishing Report Comments 0 Comments

Fishing Report

Every year, there are new fishing products that come out that quickly become the hot item. Back in the mid to late 80’s, it was the Salt and Pepper Grub. They couldn’t make them fast enough. Now, I don’t know anyone that uses them. I’ve always wondered how something that was so effective in years past can lose its effectiveness. Most anglers will tell you that the fish have become conditioned to that particular bait and can no longer be fooled by that bait. My response to that argument is that there are very few if ...

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Posted: Sep. 23, 2014 3:47 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Fishing Report Comments 0 Comments
Soccer Boys End Preseason On High Note

Soccer Boys End Preseason On High Note

Oakdale’s varsity boys soccer team improved their record to 5-2-3 on the season after back to back home victories this past week.

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Posted: Sep. 16, 2014 4:38 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Soccer Boys End Preseason On High Note Comments 0 Comments
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Fishing Report

One of the most difficult things I’ve had to deal with since purchasing a new boat has been rigging the boat. In the past, I’ve purchased used boats that were already rigged up the way I wanted. All I had to do was replace those items that broke as time went on. I’ve had my current boat for about five months and don’t believe I’ll have it fully rigged for another year or two. There are just too many options and some of those options are pretty expensive. New boats, unlike cars, come pretty standard ...

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Posted: Sep. 16, 2014 4:41 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Fishing Report Comments 0 Comments

Fishing Report

Several friends of mine have recently damaged their boats while out boating in our local lakes. The water levels are falling so fast that there’s no way that lake management can keep up with marking all the hazardous areas. Personally, I’ve chosen to stay away from certain lakes. Launching conditions are the worst they’ve been in a long time and with the water being so low, there’s just not enough water to get away from the crowds of boats. My advice to any of you planning on going out before the summer is over is to ...

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Posted: Sep. 09, 2014 4:23 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 10, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Fishing Report Comments 0 Comments
Weekend Action Ropes In Participants, Fans

Weekend Action Ropes In Participants, Fans

Rodeo fans filled the arena at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds for the 59th annual Oakdale Ten Steer Team Roping. Three days of team roping action took place from Friday, Aug. 29 through Sunday evening, Aug. 31.

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Posted: Sep. 02, 2014 3:47 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 03, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Weekend Action Ropes In Participants, Fans 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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Varsity Soccer Squad Corrals Buffaloes In Road Win

With playoffs looming, the Oakdale Mustangs varsity boys soccer team needed to make a big push this week. The team entered the week in third place in the Valley Oak League standings. Oakdale hosted Central Catholic and then went on the road to face the Buffaloes of Manteca in a crucial VOL showdown. The Mustangs stood tall and answered the challenge by blanking the Raiders 9-0 and earning a tough 5-2 road victory in Manteca, winning both games for the week.

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Posted: Oct. 15, 2014 12:43 p.m. | Varsity Soccer Squad Corrals Buffaloes In Road Win Comments 0 Comments
Record-Setting Day - Mustangs Rein In Levi’s Stadium Win Over Buffaloes

Record-Setting Day - Mustangs Rein In Levi’s Stadium Win Over Buffaloes

In the inaugural Friday Night Lights high school football series at Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium, two of the premier Valley Oak League contenders clashed on Saturday, Oct. 11 as the Oakdale Mustangs battled it out with the Manteca Buffaloes. Not only did the Mustangs win, the victory saw a record-setting effort, as Mustang senior Frankie Trent scored six touchdowns and rushed for over 200 yards, setting a Levi’s Stadium record.

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Posted: Oct. 15, 2014 12:34 p.m. | Record-Setting Day - Mustangs Rein In Levi’s Stadium Win Over Buffaloes Comments 0 Comments
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Festive Finish - Mustangs Rout Cougars In Homecoming Game

Festive Finish - Mustangs Rout Cougars In Homecoming Game

Friday night’s Homecoming game was a true crowd pleaser for the Mustang faithful, as the Oakdale varsity football team dominated the visiting Weston Ranch Cougars, 48-0. It was a satisfying end to a festive week of activities celebrating the fall homecoming.

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Posted: Oct. 08, 2014 2:33 p.m. | Festive Finish - Mustangs Rout Cougars In Homecoming Game Comments 0 Comments
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Wong Cards Top 10 Finish At Pebble Beach

Wong Cards Top 10 Finish At Pebble Beach

Oakdale High School senior Mabel Wong, 17, already has plenty of kudos to her credit on the links. The young golfer has been a part of the First Tee program, played for the OHS ladies golf team and now, she took her talents to the Pebble Beach Golf Course for the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open.

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Posted: Oct. 08, 2014 2:49 p.m. | Wong Cards Top 10 Finish At Pebble Beach Comments 0 Comments
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Football Mustangs Run All Over Visiting Lancers

Football Mustangs Run All Over Visiting Lancers

Friday night marked the first Valley Oak League game for the Oakdale Mustangs in the 2014 season. The team hosted East Union and literally ran away with it, winning 49-13 in front of the Mustang faithful.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 4:53 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 01, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Football Mustangs Run All Over Visiting Lancers Comments 0 Comments
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Varsity Soccer Squad Continues To Impress

Varsity Soccer Squad Continues To Impress

In a productive week that saw two Valley Oak League (VOL) foes come to town, the varsity soccer Mustangs answered the challenge and walked away with a pair of victories. They first edged out Sierra 2-1 and followed that up with a 4-1 crowd pleaser against East Union.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 4:56 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 01, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Varsity Soccer Squad Continues To Impress Comments 0 Comments
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Varsity Tennis Girls Split VOL Matches

Varsity Tennis Girls Split VOL Matches

It was a mixed week for the varsity tennis team, as the girls faced a pair of Valley Oak League (VOL) teams, suffering a tough 5-4 loss to Manteca on Tuesday, Sept. 23. They regrouped and earned a 7-2 victory over Weston Ranch on Thursday, Sept. 25.

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Posted: Sep. 30, 2014 4:58 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 01, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Varsity Tennis Girls Split VOL Matches Comments 0 Comments
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Golf Standout Wong Headed To Pebble Beach

Golf Standout Wong Headed To Pebble Beach

The 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach is this weekend, Sept. 26 through 28 and at least one local golfer will be on the links. Fans and spectators will be treated to viewing celebrities, pro golfers, most likely enjoy great weather and also get to see local golf phenom, Mabel Wong.

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Posted: Sep. 23, 2014 3:35 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Golf Standout Wong Headed To Pebble Beach Comments 0 Comments
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OHS Cross Country Leaves Competition In The Dust

OHS Cross Country Leaves Competition In The Dust

The Valley Oak League’s first cross country meet of the season was hosted at Legion Park in Modesto on Wednesday, Sept. 17 and featured an outstanding effort from the Oakdale Mustangs.

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Posted: Sep. 23, 2014 3:41 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 24, 2014 1:00 a.m. | OHS Cross Country Leaves Competition In The Dust Comments 0 Comments
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Oakdale Fall Sports Wrapping Up Preseason Play

Oakdale Fall Sports Wrapping Up Preseason Play

With the preseason winding down, Oakdale’s fall sports are gearing up for league play, with some already into their league schedule. The following is a quick glance at some of the Mustangs’ week in review.

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Posted: Sep. 16, 2014 4:26 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 17, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Oakdale Fall Sports Wrapping Up Preseason Play Comments 0 Comments
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Late Rally Lifts Mustangs Over Bulldogs In Thriller

Late Rally Lifts Mustangs Over Bulldogs In Thriller

If you were anywhere in the city limits of Oakdale on Friday night, odds are you could probably hear the stomping of the feet from both Oakdale and Turlock fans hitting the bleachers, roars from both sides of the field, the hard hits or even the rich voice of Mustang announcer Pete Simoncini. However, if you didn’t witness the Mustangs late fourth quarter heroics live from The Corral, you missed something special. The varsity Mustangs found themselves on the winning end of a 30-29 nail bitter against visiting Turlock in non-league play.

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Posted: Sep. 09, 2014 2:56 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 10, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Late Rally Lifts Mustangs Over Bulldogs In Thriller Comments 0 Comments
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Mustang Soccer Off And Running In Packed Preseason

With a solid 3-2-3 record thus far, coach Alfredo Quiroga and the Oakdale High School boys soccer team are optimistic about the upcoming regular season.

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Posted: Sep. 09, 2014 4:22 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 10, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Mustang Soccer Off And Running In Packed Preseason Comments 0 Comments
Mustangs Gallop Past Sonora In Season Opening Victory

Mustangs Gallop Past Sonora In Season Opening Victory

Friday night football is back at The Corral as the Mustangs hosted longtime rivals, the Sonora Wildcats in the 2014 season opener. Even though Sonora is no longer in the Valley Oak League, the rivalry between the two schools went on for 91 years in league play and still holds up as a big rivalry in California.

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Posted: Sep. 02, 2014 3:25 p.m. | Updated: Sep. 03, 2014 1:00 a.m. | Mustangs Gallop Past Sonora In Season Opening Victory Comments 0 Comments
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