A good many notable things have happened in Fillmore during the past week.

Fillmore High School football team played Santa Paula High School for the 100th time, in the oldest such rivalry in California’s history. Sadly, the Flashes lost by 3 points in a very exciting event. The game was covered by TV and radio stations as never before. Congratulations to each member of the Fillmore team for playing so well and so hard. Kudos also go to Steve Conaway for his play-by-play coverage and to the Booster Club for its incredibly hard work in planning this historic game. The entire event was professionally executed.


The Fillmore High School Hall of Fame Committee, under the direction of Joe Woods, admitted approximately 80 new athletes. This was an enormous undertaking lasting more than 4 hours. A complete story with photos will be published in next week’s edition of the Gazette.


Many thanks go to Dick Diaz who wrote the story on last week’s special dinner for Santa Paula and Fillmore football players. Dick always does a superb job and is always ready to help. Commemorative certificates and plaques were presented on behalf of several dignitaries, and both teams and cheerleaders enjoyed a fine dinner.