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Volleyball Makes Debut, Tennis Girls, Golf Boys Busy
OHS senior Lorenzo Klose gets ready to fire towards the goal against Weston Ranch. DENNIS D. CRUZ/THE LEADER

As season two of high school sports continues, the Oakdale High School Mustang programs are in full swing. Here is a quick glance at how some of the sports teams did this week. Tennis and volleyball are not keeping individual stats this season.



Both junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams took the court this past week as they took on Weston Ranch in a home-and-away series with the Cougars. On April 20 the girls traveled to Stockton where the JV lost in three sets. Set one was 16-25, set two 25-15 and 7-15 in the third. Oakdale’s varsity girls won in three sets 25-7, 25-18, 25-17. The next night Oakdale hosted Weston Ranch where the JV won n three, 21-25, 25-16, 15-13. Varsity capped off the night with a 25-11, 25-17, 25-16 sweep.



The Lady Mustangs tennis team hosted Manteca and also knocked off Ripon this past week. Oakdale defeated Manteca 5-4 and Ripon 3-1. Coach Grant Miller credited the doubles teams in helping lead the Mustangs to their early season success.

“The Manteca win was amazing. Our doubles continue to carry us. I keep reminding myself that we are like the (Golden State) Warriors, strength in numbers. We are deep.” Oakdale will take on Escalon on Wednesday, April 28. This will be the only game of the week for the team. It is a road contest scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.



Teeing off three times this week, the Mustang golfers had a hectic schedule, playing contests on consecutive days.

On April 19 the boys competed against several Valley Oak League teams. Oakdale hosted the event at Oakdale Golf and Country Club and when the event was through, Oakdale found themselves on top of the leader board. Scores were Oakdale (207), Ripon Christian (210), Ripon (230), Central Catholic (241), Escalon (247) and Manteca (267). Kimball, Sierra, East Union and Weston Ranch did not record a score. Ryan Meyer finished the day shooting an impressive 36. Meyer was two strokes up on second place finishers Camden Indelicato (Ripon Christian) and GK Dhillon of Kimball. Conor McCluney (39) and Grant Weber (40) placed in the top ten of the field.

The next day Oakdale went to Spring Creek to take on Ripon and edged the Indians 233-234. Meyer shot a 37 on the day to help Oakdale secure the close win. Weber and Carson Middaugh each shot a 45 for Oakdale. Rounding out the day was Ryan York (52), Devyn Scott (54) and McCluney (54).

Wednesday afternoon the boys wrapped up a long 72 hours with a convincing win over Sierra. Oakdale won 224-269 at Manteca Park Golf Course. Meyer was one over as he shot a 37 on the day. McCluney (41), Middaugh (46), Weber and York (50) and Scott (59) rounded out the scoring against the Timberwolves.



On Friday afternoon Oakdale water polo hosted Weston Ranch in boys action. This would be the Cougars first ever high school contest as a program. The unique contest was ruled a “scrimmage” and even players from Oakdale helped out the Cougars in the second, third and fourth periods by sending a few of the Mustangs to join Weston Ranch to show them some pointers.

Lady Mustang tennis player Fallon Rocha serves the ball in a match with Manteca. DENNIS D. CRUZ/THE LEADER