Fillmore Raiders are National Champions
By Gazette Staff Writer — Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
(l-r) (top row) Ivory Zavala, Jacey Warren, Aaliyah Morales, Alexis VanWhy, Sasha Segovia, Naveah Hopper, and Charlize Virto. (middle row) Jada Plummer, Natalie Couse, Reanne Guerra,and Angelina Delgadillo. (front row) Jayla Martinez, and Alyssa Brooks.
(l-r) (top row) Mersaydez Cardona, Ryan Nunez, Desirae Perez, Tina Hurtado, Lori Nunez, Caitlin McCall, Savannah Bullard, Emily Thompson, and Sadie Ortiz. (middle row) Lilliana Contreras, Shanya Escoto, Sara Uridel, Lexie Sierra, Taylor Wright, Rachel Perez, and Ariana Schieferle. (bottom row) Katalina Barajas, Jazmine Chavez, Jasmine Oriz and Mascot “Raider Bling Bear”.
On January 26th and 27th the Fillmore Raider Cheerleaders competed at the 2013 JAMZ National Cheerleading Championships at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas and brought back to Fillmore three National Titles. In December, 2012 two teams, Team White and Team Black competed at JAMZ Regionals where both teams were Champions in their respected divisions and qualified for the honor of representing Fillmore for a National Title. Team White reigned as National Champions in Showcheer and received 2nd Place in Performance Cheer, while Team Black reigned as National Chamions in both Showcheer and Performance Cheer.
Team White is coached by Katie Aguilar, Lynn Cole and Cory Carillo. Team Black is coached by Lori Nunez, Tina Hurtado, Desirae Perez, Caitlin McCall, Jordyn Vassaur and Savannah Bullard. The coaches are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication both squads have shown this year.
The entire Raider Program is proud of the girls accomplishments. Beginning in July they start practicing and for the girls that compete, their season ends the end of January, but it is all worth it. Seeing the girls bring home the National accomplishments make it all worth while. Our local youth cheer program accepts girls ages 6yrs. through the 8th grade. Sign-ups for the upcoming season will be in March. Anyone interested in becoming a Raiders Cheerleading can contact Lori Nunez at #524-4705. For anyone wishing to see their routines the girls will be performing during the Flashes Basketball Game on Wednesday, February 6th during Varsity’s haftime.