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Runners Do Well, Golf Girls Get Pair Of VOL Victories
Mustang Sports Wrap 10-13-21
Oakdale’s Isaiah Hamby prepares to fire off a shot in earlier season action at the Oakdale Aquatic Center. He notched four goals in a recent 13-1 win over Central Catholic. Photo By Jeff Kettering

Games, matches and meets continue to keep the fall sports teams busy for the Oakdale Mustangs. Recent action saw the girls golf team on the links, as well as cross country, volleyball, tennis and water polo on the schedule. Here are results of some recent contests for the OHS teams.



The Lady Mustangs golf team was busy on Tuesday and Thursday this past week, with contests on Oct. 5 and 7.

They took on Manteca on the road, playing at the Manteca Golf Course. It was a 232-325 victory for Oakdale.

Taking on Weston Ranch, the Lady Mustangs got a win by forfeit.

“Kaylie Parola shot 39 to lead the way with Hannah Herschbach (40) and Tori Blanc (41) with really good scores as well,” said coach Lee McGhee. “Celebrated our last home match of the season with special recognition to our Seniors. Four seasons with the team for Tori Blanc and with two seasons of play for Alivia Antinetti and Meghan McCluney. We thank all three of them for their contributions to the golf team at OHS and wish them much success in their future endeavors.”

The golf girls have the VOL #2 League tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 13 with tee times starting at 12:30 p.m. at Manteca Park Golf Course.

“The last League event of the season will be the VOL Championships on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Micke Grove Golf Course with a 9 a.m. shotgun start,” McGhee added. “We look forward to playing our best to finish out the season and look forward to a chance to move on into the playoffs starting on Monday, Oct. 25 at Paradise Valley Golf Course in Fairfield.”



In Thursday action, Oct. 7, the varsity boys beat Central Catholic by a decisive 13-1 final.

Notching four goals in the victory was Isaiah Hamby, with three from Matthew Van Dyke and two each from Jebb Fox and Ethan Espinosa. Trent Stanton and Cade Gibson added one goal each in the win.



The VOL Meet #2 was staged on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at Eagal Lakes in Tracy, hosted by Kimball High.

Both the VOL #1 and #2 are scored as dual meets.

Varsity Girls Results (5K) – The girls went 6-0 in the Oct. 6 meet, improving to 12-0 on the season and in first place.

Top Finishers: Haleigh Humble, first, 20:44; Kassidy Fmura, second, 21:25; Morgan Merzon, third, 21:56; Hannah Beth Norman, fifth, 22:59; Ava Calandro, eighth, 24:32; Angelica Elizondo, ninth, 24:33; Karina Verduzco, 10th; 25:06.

Varsity Boys Results (5K) – It was a 6-0 showing for the boys, who improve to 12-0 on the season as well, leading the VOL.

Top Finishers: Caleb Cavanaugh, first, 16:48; Dax Daley, third, 17:17; Nathan Luca, sixth, 18:32; Mason Oliveira, seventh, 18:33; Jackson Oliveira, eighth, 18:39.

The Frosh/Soph Boys did not field a full team but had good individual efforts on the 2-mile course. Freshman Jose Buenrostro took fourth overall in 14:29 with sophomore Zane Thompson placing eighth in 14:54.

It was also a 2-mile race for the Frosh/Soph Girls; Oakdale did not field a full team but had one runner, freshman Jocelyn Gradilla, place sixth in 18:34.

“We took care of business today. We are now focusing on our push to the league championship meet, subsections and sections and I believe we will be ready to race extremely well,” said coach Guy Fowler.

Next meet is the Roughrider Invitational at Woodward Park in Fresno on Friday, Oct. 15, varsity squads only.

Hughson Supercross in Hughson will feature all runners except the varsity squads on Saturday, Oct. 16.



Oakdale’s varsity girls took a 3-1 loss to Central Catholic in action on Monday, Oct 11. After putting a win on the books, 25-21 in the first set, Oakdale then dropped the next three. Scores were 21-25, 17-25, 15-25, as the Central squad captured the Valley Oak League win.

Rival Sonora defeated Oakdale 2-0 in tournament play on Saturday, Oct. 9.



Oakdale made the most of their time away from the home court, as they defeated both East Union 8 to 1 and Weston Ranch 8 to 1.

“We had two road matches in one week, so the girls are glad that is over with,” noted coach Grant Miller. “We continue to hold serve in the standings and are the frontrunners for the last playoff spot.”