Photos by Crystal Gurrola and Charles Morris
Photos by Crystal Gurrola and Charles Morris
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Flashes vs. Channel Islands Raiders

The Flashes had their first home game of the season on Friday as they hosted the Channel Islands Raiders. Fillmore kicked the ball off and the Raiders offense started at their 30 yard line. CI got a 50 yard run on their first play from scrimmage. The Raiders got the ball down to the 8 yard line. The Flashes defense held strong as the Raiders could only manage a field goal. CI led 3-0 with 8:16 left in the 1st quarter. The Flashes offense started with the ball at the 20 yard line. The Flashes handed the ball off to running back Hayden Wright 3 straight times, resulting in 3 straight 1st downs. The Raider defense forced a 3 and out and the Flashes were forced to punt it away on 4th down. CI had the ball 1st down on the 11 yard line of the Flashes. The Raiders offense didn’t stay on the field long however, as they fumbled the ball at the 21 yard line and it was recovered by the Flashes. Fillmore scored their first touchdown on a run by Hayden Wright. Fillmore lead 7-3 at the end of the first quarter.

The Raiders got the ball again and they marched it down to the 34 yard line before the Flashes defense forced their second fumble of the game. However the Flashes weren’t able to do anything with the ball and they were forced to punt it away. The Raiders started with the ball on the 29 yard line. With 2:50 left before halftime the CI Raiders exploded for a 30 yard run. CI got the ball down inside the 10 yard line, but Fillmore’s defense held on 4th and goal from the 2 yard line. Fillmore went in to the locker room at halftime leading 7-3.

Fillmore received the ball first to start the 2nd half. The Flashes offense started with the ball at the 12 yard line. On 3rd down Fillmore fumbled the ball, but they recovered at the 11 yard line. Fillmore was forced to punt the ball away. CI started with the ball at the 50 yard line with 9:57 left in the 3rd. Once again the Flashes defense held strong as they forced CI to punt the ball away. Fillmore started on the 15 yard line with 9:08 left in the 3rd quarter. After a 10 yard run by Hayden Wright a personal foul against the Raiders put the ball on the 47 yard line. Fillmore got the ball down to the 45 yard line before the Raider defense forced a fumble. Both teams exchanged punts.

The CI defense held the Flashes on 3 straight plays. Fillmore appeared as if they were going to punt it away, but they faked it and they got a first down. The Flashes offense couldn’t do much with the ball as the CI defense forced them to punt it away. The Raiders offense started with the ball at the 24 yard line with 8:07 left in the game. Once again the Flashes defense forced a fumble and the Flashes recovered the ball at the 28 yard line. Fillmore got the ball inside the 10 yard line where they handed the ball off to Andres Andrade 2 times for 7 yards. Quarterback Carlos Briceno snuck the ball in for a touchdown from 3 yards out. Fillmore lead 14-3 with 4:47 left in the game. CI got the ball on the 20 yard line. Fillmore’s defense flexed its muscles again as Hayden Wright intercepted a pass at the CI 39 yard line. The Flashes put the Raiders away for good as Hayden Wright bolted 40 yards in to the end zone to put Fillmore up 21-3 with less than 1 minute left in the game.

Good luck to Channel Islands on the rest of their season. They go on to face Santa Barbara next Friday at Channel Islands High school. Meanwhile the Flashes go on to face Oak Park next Friday at Oak Park High School. GOOD LUCK, AND GO FLASHES!

 


 
Photos by Crystal Gurrola and Charles Morris
Photos by Crystal Gurrola and Charles Morris
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As the sun set the bare cold bleachers came flooding in for Fillmore High School’s first home football game of the season which featured Fillmore Flashes vs Channel Islands Raiders. The atmosphere was full of warm laughs and colorful speech from players, moms, dads, brothers, sisters and friends. The snack bar was bustling with high energy and hungry customers. The air was thick with the day’s warm heat.

As Fillmore won the coin toss, fans began to paste their eyes on the field commencing the first quarter. The cheerleaders began their everlasting chants with pom poms forcefully blading the air. Meanwhile the football players battled each other and put up a fight defending each other’s goals. Suddenly Channel Islands took the first touchdown marking the score 0-3. Disappointed Flashes fans relied on the cheerleaders to bring back their hope, and so it worked: With the fans new found faith Fillmore scored a touchdown bringing the score to a sharp 7-3.

As half-time approached, cheerleaders began their cheer but fans were surprised to find two other groups of kids taking the stage with them. The lower classmen cheerleaders joined forces with the Flashes cheerleaders. Band followed and played an epic tune; followed by precise choreographed marching.

The score remained silent throughout the 3rd quarter; then a spectacular touchdown occured during the 4th quarter and Flashes score 14 to 3. The crowd went wild! As the game came to a close only minutes remaining in the 4th quarter and tick tock: 2 minutes, 1 minute, and then 57 seconds remaining and Hayden Wright of the Flashes scored one last touchdown for the team bringing the score to 21 to 3. The game ended with delightful cheers and smiles. The stadium lights dimmed until the next play-date.

Danny Felix is a member of the class of 2015.

 


 
Flashes vs. Grace Brethren Lancers

It’s the end of August here in the town of Fillmore, and you know what that means. It means the return of Flashes football. The Flashes traveled to Moorpark College to take on the Grace Brethren Lancers for the first game of the 2014 season.

The Lancers won the coin toss and chose to defer to the second half. The Flashes offence started at the Lancers 25 yard line. Fillmore handed the ball off to Justin Coert for their first 1st down of the season. The Flashes offence stalled after that, and they were forced to punt the ball away. The Lancers called for a fair catch on the Flashes 19 yard line with 10 minutes left in the 1st quarter. The Lancers scored on a 28 yard touchdown pass, which was set up by a 17 yard rush on the previous play. The 2 point conversion was no good, so with 6:32 left in the first quarter the Lancers lead 6-0. The Lancers kicked the ball off to Hayden Wright, and he made them pay with a 37 yard return. The Flashes offense still couldn’t get anything going as they were forced to punt with 4:30 left in the 1st quarter. Grace Brethren received the ball at the 25 yard line. The Fillmore defense stepped up and forced the Lancers to punt with 2:18 left in the 1st quarter. On 3rd down Fillmore completed a 12 yard pass down to the Lancers 37 yard line.

Fillmore still trailed 6-0 going in to the 2nd quarter. The Lancers defense forced a 3 and out as Fillmore was forced to punt again. The Lancers called for a fair catch at the 21 yard line. On 1st down the Lancers quarterback rushed the ball 11 yards for a 1st down. The Flashes defense stepped up, and on the next play forced a fumble, and they recovered at their own 42 yard line. Fillmore’s offence still couldn’t get anything going and they were forced to punt the ball away with 9:10 left in the 2nd quarter. Grace Brethren called for a fair catch at their own 10 yard line. On 2nd down and 6 the Lancers passed the ball 15 yards for a first down at the 29 yard line. The Flashes defense stepped up again as they forced the Lancers to punt. The ball went into the end zone for a touchback, and the ball was brought out to the 20. However the offense couldn’t do much as they were forced to punt again. The Lancers drove the ball all the way into the red zone before their pass was intercepted at the 10 yard line by Damien Gonzalez. Fillmore couldn’t put up points and they went into the locker room at halftime down 6-0.

Grace Brethren received the ball to start the second half, and they returned the ball down to the 42 yard line of the Flashes. Grace Brethren had the ball at the 28 yard line and ran the ball 21 yards down to the 7 yard line with 8:45 left in the 3rd quarter. Seconds later a 7 yard run gave the lancers a 13-0 lead. Fillmore received the ball, but they still couldn’t figure out that Lancer defense and they punted it down to the 46 yard line. The Lancers took over and they scored on a 21 yard touchdown run to put them up 19-0. They decided to go for the 2 point conversion and they got it, and they lead ballooned up to 21-0. Fillmore received the ball and took it down to the 25 yard line. A personal foul, and an ejection by Grace Brethren pushed the ball all the way up to the 45 yard line. Fillmore punted the ball again down to the 24 yard line. Grace Brethren couldn’t do anything on offence either as Fillmore forced them to punt with 2 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. Fillmore went into the final quarter down 21-0

Fillmore was stopped on 3rd down on their next drive, but they elected to go for it on 4th down. Michael Luna caught the 4th down pass and gained 20 yards. Later on the Flashes went for it on 4th down again, but the Lancer defense held strong and forced a turn over on downs. Grace Brethren started with the ball on their own 10 yard line. They took the ball all the way down to the Flashed 30 yard line, and with 4 minutes left in the game they rushed the ball 17 yards down to the 13 yard line. The Lancers get the ball down to the 3 yard line where they punched it in one more time to push the lead to 27-0 with 3:21 left in the game. Fillmore received the ball with just over 2 minutes left. The Lancers intercept a 4th down pass with 30 seconds left and Grace Brethren won the game 27-0.

 


 

What is the “Flash Mob”? The flash mob is a group of students from Fillmore High School who cheer on the football team both at home and at the away games. During home games, they have dress up days; for example, last Friday was “Neon Night”. For our away games, students are given the opportunity to ride a rooter’s bus to and from the game for only five dollars.

The first away game was a success. About fifteen students rode the bus to encourage the Fillmore Flashes. We hope to double that number at the next away game tomorrow at Oak Park. The Flash mob is about building both school and community spirit. It is about creating a sense of unity. So next time you are wondering what to do on a Friday night, why not join the Flash mob and show what school spirit really looks like.

David Cadena is a member of the class of 2015.

 

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Escorted by his coaches, Emiliano Martinez scores a goal during his AYSO game.
Escorted by his coaches, Emiliano Martinez scores a goal during his AYSO game.
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Emiliano celebrates with his mom after scoring.
Emiliano celebrates with his mom after scoring.
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Corey Cole Is Surrounded By Experienced Returners
Corey Cole
Corey Cole

The Golden Bear football team opens the season this Saturday, September 6 at 6 p.m. at #3 Minnesota Duluth.
A staple under coach Ryan Williams in his time at the helm of the program has been quarterback competition. While the team has featured an incumbent starter every season, Williams has entered camp with the starting spot up for grabs each year.

It has been no different this fall, "With five quarterbacks, we have a talented group of players that are all at different stages of their career," said Williams.

He continued, "Corey Cole won our starting job in camp because of some of the things he brings to the table athletically and his decision making ability.

He'll get his first shot at the quarterback position. "Even though he hasn't played in a game at quarterback at the college level yet, we've put him through a lot of paces in practice and scrimmages where I feel he'll do a very good job when that game day comes."

"Corey's been a really good decision maker in camp. He's thrown the ball better than in previous years when he competed for a starting job. Above all, his speed, athleticism and ability to make something out of nothing and scramble when a play breaks down is pretty threatening."

Cole enters his junior year as the starting quarterback after serving a key role as a wide receiver and kick returner last year. He was fourth on the team in receptions (17), yards (190) and led the team in kickoff returns (13) with a 30.0 yard average including an NCAA record 100-yard return for a touchdown in a 28-24 win at Wayne State.

As a freshman in 2012, he had five catches for 74 yards and was the primary punt returner with 14 returns (out of 15 for the team) for a 6.1 yard average and a long of 17.

Corey is 2011 Graduate of Fillmore High School. He is the son of Craig and Lynn Cole and the younger brother of former Concordia offensive guard Curtis Cole.

 
The U-6 blue ninjas boys getting ready for the start of the soccer game.
The U-6 blue ninjas boys getting ready for the start of the soccer game.
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(l-r) (top) Luz Ruiz, Kimberly Vazquez, Alyssa Ramirez, Nayeli Baez, Briana Segoviano, Alexis Tafoya, Sofia Gallardo, Erika Ruiz, and Jacqueline Chavez. (middle) Johnny Martinez, John Chavez, Isai Bolanos, Luis Landeros, Jose Rodriguez, Josue Baez, Steven Valencia, Ismael Dominguez, Cristian Candelario, Jordan Manzano, and Christian Andrade. (front) Francisco Erazo, Adrian Orozco, and Christian Andrade.
(l-r) (top) Luz Ruiz, Kimberly Vazquez, Alyssa Ramirez, Nayeli Baez, Briana Segoviano, Alexis Tafoya, Sofia Gallardo, Erika Ruiz, and Jacqueline Chavez. (middle) Johnny Martinez, John Chavez, Isai Bolanos, Luis Landeros, Jose Rodriguez, Josue Baez, Steven Valencia, Ismael Dominguez, Cristian Candelario, Jordan Manzano, and Christian Andrade. (front) Francisco Erazo, Adrian Orozco, and Christian Andrade.
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This year the Fillmore High School Cross Country Mammoth Lakes Summer Camp participation was at a great success with a fresh bunch of runners having their first experience in Mammoth to train. For more than six weeks during the hot summer days over forty runners kicked off their season of running to prepare for the upcoming season. As a result and the combined efforts of coaches, parents and supporters, we were able to invite twenty four high school runners to the 7th annual Mammoth Lakes Summer Camp for an intense running week. These athletes were put to the test of high altitude training over a course of eight days. Every morning the team rose bright and early to run anywhere between four and ten miles on various types of terrain in the Inyo National Forest. The Fillmore High School athletes had many opportunities to test their running ability up hills, across mountains and through large meadows. In addition, the athletes had many bonding moments of which friendships, team bonding and the sense of team were heightened. In the mix we were able to take up eighteen new Mammoth camp runners and six veteran runners. The mixture of new with the old allowed for the veteran runners to share their expertise while the new runners were able to learn from those with experience. As a result, this year’s camp stood out over all the rest, for one the numbers greatly increased but more importantly it stood out because this large group came together as a team and learned how to work together to accomplish their goals.

Prior to the Mammoth Summer Camp, the athletes had a foundation of six weeks of training. The runners started fundraising for the trip back in June where they held two car washes, thanks to William L. Morris for always making your facility and equipment available to us. In addition friends, family and various businesses came through and sponsored the athletes. We would like to thank the following businesses for their support, Ernie’s Auto Care & Smog, Bob’s Radiator, Central Market, Aguirre Financial, Diamond Realty, FZ Tax Services, Ay Chihuahua Mexican food, Bennet’s Honey Farm, La Mitchocan, Estrella Market, Vons, La Unica, Fillmore Dentistry, Patterson Hardware, Fillmore Rentals, Maher Insurance (Farmer’s Insurance) and all the parents, families and friends for making possible this great opportunity for these runners. I would like to extend a special thanks to our parents who volunteered to chaperone the trip, Anthony and Brandy Tafoya. Thank you for the great meals and the security of knowing you are there to support the runners and coaches in the program. In addition the assistant coaches, Epi Torres, Victor Rodriguez and Anthony Rodriguez who work around the clock donating time to both the regular season and off season has made our program what it is today. We appreciate all the support and dedication you constantly give to the team. Our mission this year for the cross country program is to prepare for the expected difficult year ahead of us. Our program has been success for many years. The athletes are very dedicated, consistent and mindful of their training. The runners have set goals for this season, and are working hard every day to prepare for the upcoming season. We are really excited this year and believe this summer program and camp has helped our team grow both individually and as a team.

 
Fillmore Dream Boys 13 wins the Ventura County Fusion Tournament beating Coast Valley Soccer team on a shoot out on Sunday 17, 2014. Head Coach Sal said that this was one of the greatest games he ever coached. Fillmore will star getting ready to travel to San Francisco on October 25th and 26th, 2014 for other big Tournament. Congratulation to all the players and coches: Eric, Jordan, Bryan, Cesar, Meno, Carlitos, Jonathan, Octavoi, Julio, Reny, Jovanni, Sergio, Luis and Head Coach Sal Navarro and Assisted Coach Lorenzo.
Fillmore Dream Boys 13 wins the Ventura County Fusion Tournament beating Coast Valley Soccer team on a shoot out on Sunday 17, 2014. Head Coach Sal said that this was one of the greatest games he ever coached. Fillmore will star getting ready to travel to San Francisco on October 25th and 26th, 2014 for other big Tournament. Congratulation to all the players and coches: Eric, Jordan, Bryan, Cesar, Meno, Carlitos, Jonathan, Octavoi, Julio, Reny, Jovanni, Sergio, Luis and Head Coach Sal Navarro and Assisted Coach Lorenzo.
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At the Western
At the Western "B" District Tournament in El Rio, The Gold Team Qualified for the State "B" Tournament that will take place in Lancaster CA on July 4th - 6th. The Gold Team began by defeating West Valley Gold 8-5 and Seaside Gold 8-4 which placed them in the top 4 teams of the Western "B" District that will compete at the State Tournament. The members of The Team are Jordyn Walla, Alexis Sanchez, Isabella Vaca, Janeah Castro, Anika Lopez, Emma Ocegueda, Alyssa Ocegueda, Amber Cervantez, Jamie Fontes, Jordyn Blankenship, Vanessa Cabral, Grace Bracamontes, Natalie Sanchez. Team Manager: Stephanie Bracamontes. Coaches: James Cervantez, Jason Castro, Karen Fontes. Team Mom: Cathy Castro.
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Fillmore Minor B Allstar team defeated Santa Paula, Saticoy, lost to Goleta but then beat Foothill to get to the championship game. 12 Players - Mathew Magana, Jathan Magana, Santiago Avila, Isaia Gutierrez, Nate Delgadillo, Theodore Ebell, Mason Charles, Jonathon Cantero, Ray Ray Alcantar, Adam Myers, Miguel Manzano, and Nicholas Virto. Manager, Joe Magana, and Coaches Gene Perez, Damian Magana, and Bobby Halcon.
Fillmore Minor B Allstar team defeated Santa Paula, Saticoy, lost to Goleta but then beat Foothill to get to the championship game. 12 Players - Mathew Magana, Jathan Magana, Santiago Avila, Isaia Gutierrez, Nate Delgadillo, Theodore Ebell, Mason Charles, Jonathon Cantero, Ray Ray Alcantar, Adam Myers, Miguel Manzano, and Nicholas Virto. Manager, Joe Magana, and Coaches Gene Perez, Damian Magana, and Bobby Halcon.
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On May 10th the team from Perce's Kenpo Karate Studio competed at the Flores Brothers Inter School Tournament in Oxnard. Our Students competed in forms, weapons, showmanship, and sparring. Each and every student did an
outstanding job performing and representing our school. The tournament hosted over 120 competitors from Ventura and L.A. County.

Here are the results from the tournament:

Kids Forms White/yellow belt 5-6 years old- 1st place Khloe Kehoe
Kids Forms Orange/Purple 5 years old -2nd place Gabby Perce
Kids Forms Orange/Purple 6-7 years old- 2nd place Brody Addison, participation Jacob Hernandez.
Kids Forms Purple/Blue 8-11 years old-2nd place Chris Anderson
Teen Forms 2nd degree Brown/Jr.Black Belt-4th place Crystal Pinedo
Kids Forms Jr.2nd degree Brown/ Jr.Black 10-12 years old -2nd place Zack Addison, 4th place Emiliano Pinedo
Teen Forms Purple/Blue- 2nd place Ivan Zepeda
Adult Forms Brown/Black- 2nd place Anthony Murray
Weapons all ages all belt levels: 1st place Anthony Murray, 2nd place Zack Addison, 3rd Brody Addison, participation Chris Anderson
Showmanship all ages all belts: 1st place Anthony Murray, 3rd place Justice Rodriguez, 4th place Chris Anderson
Sparring : 1st place Justice Rodriguez, 4th place Emiliano Pinedo, 3rd Place Crystal Pinedo, 3rd place Angel Rodriguez, 1st place Javier Rodriguez.

Congratulations to all the competitors and a special thank you to all the parents and family for your continued support WE ARE VERY PROUD OF OUR TEAM AT PERCE'S KENPO KARATE STUDIO.

 
(r-l) Coach Juan Viramontes, Carlos Briceno, Kiana Hope, Jesus Mendoza and Coach Erika Arana. Not pictured Coach Tonya Tafoya and Kayla Grove.
(r-l) Coach Juan Viramontes, Carlos Briceno, Kiana Hope, Jesus Mendoza and Coach Erika Arana. Not pictured Coach Tonya Tafoya and Kayla Grove.
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Kayla Grove throwing shot put, placing 7th in D4
Kayla Grove throwing shot put, placing 7th in D4
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Kiana Hope and Jesus Mendoza medal at CIF Finals; Carlos Briceno and Kayla Grove perform strong as all Fillmore Flashes complete a successful post season campaign.

Kiana Hope and Jesus Mendoza place 3rd and 4th over all at the division 4 CIF Championships in the Girls 3200 meters and Boys 1600 meters respectively. Carlos Briceno, Boys 110 meter high hurdles and Kayla Grove, girls shot put wrap up a successful Track and Field 2014 Campaign.

Hope saved the best for last, producing life time best after life time best, from the county championships to CIF prelims than CIF finals. Her 3200 meter clocking of 11:14.96 was 5 seconds faster than her previous best posted at prelims the week before and solid enough to earn her the 3rd over all place medal. "Coaching Kiana has been an amazing experience this season, having her in a race is like having a coach in a race, except much faster. You can always depend on her to deliver and come through at precisely the time and effort that she needs to come in at. She understands the race dynamics to a whole new level, she's able to see the natural breaks, and she can always anticipate any substantial and race changing move, enabling her to react to them as they happen and thus becoming a strong presence in every race". After graduation this June, the recently crowned Miss Fillmore 2014 will head off to the University of Tennessee at Martin where she will lend her running talent and knowledge to the team!

Mendoza, came in to his senior season with no prior experience of running whatsoever but he transformed into a sponge and absorbed every single training session and race tip, learning and understanding race strategy quickly enough to scorch and set the track on fire day in day out and grab attention from his opponents over night. Climbing on to the podium became a necessity as he managed to do it every single meet, no mater the caliber or the competition. Just like Hope, Mendoza ran his best times when it mattered most, earning two medals at the county meet, wining the Tri Valley league championships 1600 meter race and using one final kick to grab the 4th place medal for that event in the finals with a personal best 4:22.04 just missing the all time high school record by a slim 2 seconds. Mendoza will be taking advantage of the local surroundings and familiar faces as he will attend Ventura College next season where he will also compete in Cross Country and Track.

Briceno used a season best in the 110 meter hurdles to finish 7th in the event with a time of 16.13, two spots higher that he was seeded entering the meet. "When the season first started and we began conditioning, Carlos expressed his desire to qualify and compete in the CIF divisional finals. Even though it was very early in the season, when I saw the look of determination in his face and heard the strength and belief in his voice, I knew that very moment I would be coaching a season that would extend all the way into the finals" Briceno is currently a Junior, he will have the opportunity to compete one more year as a Flash, with all the hard work and the foundation that has been built, next season should be one to look out for.

Grove, riding the confidence and momentum of her individual Tri Valley league title, used a strong performance in the prelims with her Life time best of 35'6" in the Girls shot put to advance in to the finals where she posted a solid throw of 34'9.75" and earned the 7th place in the Division Finals. Grove was as reliable as an athlete can be throughout the season, the team knew they could always depend on her to deliver and score the consistent points. Kayla is a Senior and will be attending Humboldt State university where she will continue her successful throwing career.

Peaking at the right time and posting life time best performances when it matters most can be the challenge and it becomes both and art and a science, this group of athletes figured out a way to make that their masterpiece. Once you get into the county meet and CIF meets, you find out that the competition is tough and you've gotta be tougher to survive. At that point the level of competition is always relatively the same, it is than the ability to reach and sustain that level of competition that becomes the difference maker, these athletes all mastered it well and used it to their advantage. GO FLASHES!!!

 
CIF Prelim Athletes (l-r) Francisco Erazo, Dominick Gonzalez, Kiana Hope, Coach Juan Viramontes, Damien Gonzalez, Demiriouz Lozano, Jesus Mendoza and Carlos Briceno. Not pictured, Kayla Grove, Justin Coert, Coach Tony Tafoya and Coach Erika Arana.
CIF Prelim Athletes (l-r) Francisco Erazo, Dominick Gonzalez, Kiana Hope, Coach Juan Viramontes, Damien Gonzalez, Demiriouz Lozano, Jesus Mendoza and Carlos Briceno. Not pictured, Kayla Grove, Justin Coert, Coach Tony Tafoya and Coach Erika Arana.
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Senior Kiana Hope, 3200m run placing 2nd in her heat.
Senior Kiana Hope, 3200m run placing 2nd in her heat.
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Senior Kayla Grove, 1st place in her flight throwing 35'6
Senior Kayla Grove, 1st place in her flight throwing 35'6" in the shot put
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Hope Remains at an all time strong.

FHS Track and Field athletes showcase strong performances at CIF Division 4 prelims.

Four Athletes advance to CIF Finals: Two other events narrowly miss it.

CIF Divisional Preliminaries took place at Carpinteria High School this past Saturday May 17th with great performances throughout the day highlighting the efforts, hard work and determination of the athletes. The Fillmore Flashes Track and Field took full advantage of the championship atmosphere and quickly made the center stage their comfort zone. Kiana Hope lead the way with her runner up effort in her heat and third fastest time over all in the division in the girls 3200 meters with a life time best of 11:19.70. Coming off strong performances in the Ventura County Championships and Tri Valley League Championships , Hope remains strong as she has been riding momentum and running with confidence and determination all year long. Kayla Grove continued her dominant form in the Girls shot put and also used a life time best of 35'6' to post the 6th best throw of the day and advance to the finals as well. Grove has improved steadily and has been a consistent force in the girls throws all year long. Jesus Mendoza also earned the 6th fastest time in the boys 1600 meters matching his personal best with a 4:24.21. Mendoza, a first year runner, has ran fast and climbed onto the podium in each and every single meet of the season. For some one who comes in with no running experience prior to his senior year, to place at the invitational portion or the County Championships, win a Tri valley League title and now advance into the CIF finals is beyond impressive; it speaks volumes about his discipline, guts and work ethic. Carlos Briceno, 3rd in his heat and 9th place over all round out the four athletes who will compete at the CIF Finals at Cerritos College this Saturday May 24 with Field events scheduled to begin at 11 am and running events at 1 pm. Briceno expressed his desire and determination to earn the right to compete in the finals this year, earlier in the season and he has achieved it via hard work, consistency and effort. Justin Coert placed 10th in the boys shot put with a solid mark of 44'10.75" and the Boys 4x400 of Demitriouz Lozano, Carlos Briceno, and twin brothers Damien and Dominick Gonzalez also placed 10th over all and second in their heat giving up the win only to the defending state champions Serra High School. Top 9 advance. Damien also competed in the boys high jump, tying for 18th place with a mark of 5'6". Coert and every member of the boys 4x400 are Juniors. They all will come back with the experience, a great foundation and hungrier than ever. Peaking at the right time can be the difference maker and all these athletes have found a way to nail it. CIF Finals here we come... GO FLASHES!

 
2014 SCYTC and VCYTC Co Conference Championships
(above) Tim Luna 7th in youth 100m, 5th in 200m. This Saturday our qualifying HV Blazers finished their season by competing in the Southern California Youth Track Conference and Ventura County Youth Track Conference Co Conference Championship meet at Santa Barbara City College. This meet has become one of the best track meets in all of Southern California. We had a great showing and are very proud and pleased with our competing athletes performances. In all we had 32 athletes represent our club. Our long distance program continues being one of the best around. We are also very proud of or sprinters. The Blazers had 5 relay teams representing at Championships. We would like to thank the communities of Santa Paula, Fillmore and Piru for their continued support.
(above) Tim Luna 7th in youth 100m, 5th in 200m. This Saturday our qualifying HV Blazers finished their season by competing in the Southern California Youth Track Conference and Ventura County Youth Track Conference Co Conference Championship meet at Santa Barbara City College. This meet has become one of the best track meets in all of Southern California. We had a great showing and are very proud and pleased with our competing athletes performances. In all we had 32 athletes represent our club. Our long distance program continues being one of the best around. We are also very proud of or sprinters. The Blazers had 5 relay teams representing at Championships. We would like to thank the communities of Santa Paula, Fillmore and Piru for their continued support.
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Yaraby Herrera 5th place in gremlin 800m, 8th in 1500m
Yaraby Herrera 5th place in gremlin 800m, 8th in 1500m
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Mauricio Flores 4th place intermediate 800m, 4th Place 1500m
Mauricio Flores 4th place intermediate 800m, 4th Place 1500m
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Jordyn Walla 5th place 1500m, 4th place 3000m
Jordyn Walla 5th place 1500m, 4th place 3000m
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Angel Gonzales 7th place
Angel Gonzales 7th place
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Enrique Mora 6th place bantam shot put
Enrique Mora 6th place bantam shot put
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Nicholas Andrade (bantam) 9th place in Shot Put
Nicholas Andrade (bantam) 9th place in Shot Put
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Emily Briseno, 4th in 100m, 6th in 400m
Emily Briseno, 4th in 100m, 6th in 400m
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1st place 4x100m and 2nd place on 4X400 relay bantams. Javier
1st place 4x100m and 2nd place on 4X400 relay bantams. Javier "Benny" Avalos, Davian Gonzales, Isaac Gonzales, Evyn Andrade
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(above) Alex and his buddy Olivia. Team Fillmore participated in the Ventura County Special Olympics School Games 2014 on Saturday, May 17. Alongside their high school buddies, 37 athletes from Fillmore Unified School District competed against other districts across the county in track and field events. The events included softball/tennis ball throw and drop, standing long jump, the 25/50/100 meter races and the wheelchair races. Go team Fillmore!
(above) Alex and his buddy Olivia. Team Fillmore participated in the Ventura County Special Olympics School Games 2014 on Saturday, May 17. Alongside their high school buddies, 37 athletes from Fillmore Unified School District competed against other districts across the county in track and field events. The events included softball/tennis ball throw and drop, standing long jump, the 25/50/100 meter races and the wheelchair races. Go team Fillmore!
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Angel and his Buddy Cameron
Angel and his Buddy Cameron
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Austin and his buddy David
Austin and his buddy David
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David Alverado wins the gold metal in the 100m run!
David Alverado wins the gold metal in the 100m run!
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Julian and his buddy Danielle
Julian and his buddy Danielle
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Kassondra and Alexsandra
Kassondra and Alexsandra
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Lisette, Evelyn, Bella, Jessica and Paola
Lisette, Evelyn, Bella, Jessica and Paola
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Lorena and her buddy Mariela
Lorena and her buddy Mariela
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Team Fillmore
Team Fillmore
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The athletes getting ready for the 10m wheelchair race
The athletes getting ready for the 10m wheelchair race
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Wesley and his buddy Jack
Wesley and his buddy Jack
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Luis showing off his medals
Luis showing off his medals
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Reece at the tennis ball throw competition
Reece at the tennis ball throw competition
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Salama and Roman
Salama and Roman
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(l-r) Jalynne Magana, Valerie Tobias and Lola Rubalcava
(l-r) Jalynne Magana, Valerie Tobias and Lola Rubalcava
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Three local girls, Jalynne Magana, Valerie Tobias and Lola Rubalcava are part of the Eagles soccer club U-12 division. They got the opportunity to competed in the Dallas FC international cup the week of April 15 through the 20th and won the championship. All three girls played for Fillmore dream soccer club at the young age of 6 and are now playing at the highest level of soccer in their age group! We're all very proud of these young ladies, at the level they are at right now great things will benefit them in the future! GOOD JOB GIRLS ON REPRESENTING FILLMORE!

 
Timothy Luna (right) had strong performances earning a spot in the Championship meet in 100 meter dash as well as anchoring the 4X100m relay team.
Timothy Luna (right) had strong performances earning a spot in the Championship meet in 100 meter dash as well as anchoring the 4X100m relay team.
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Emily Briseno (center) will continue to our Co Conference Championships in both 100 meter and 400 meter dashes.
Emily Briseno (center) will continue to our Co Conference Championships in both 100 meter and 400 meter dashes.
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Yaraby Herrera dominated at Ventura County Varsity Finals earning a 1st place in both 800m and 1600m
Yaraby Herrera dominated at Ventura County Varsity Finals earning a 1st place in both 800m and 1600m
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Isaac Gonzales will be representing the blazers at Championship in the 400m dash, Isaac also had a strong performance anchoring the 1st Place Bantam 4X400m team
Isaac Gonzales will be representing the blazers at Championship in the 400m dash, Isaac also had a strong performance anchoring the 1st Place Bantam 4X400m team
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Fernando Gonzales came in 2nd place in the youth division 800m dash this earned him a qualifying time for Southern California Championships
Fernando Gonzales came in 2nd place in the youth division 800m dash this earned him a qualifying time for Southern California Championships
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Angel Gonzalez will represent the Blazers this weekend at the Championship meet. Angel placed 4th in the 400m dash gremlin division
Angel Gonzalez will represent the Blazers this weekend at the Championship meet. Angel placed 4th in the 400m dash gremlin division
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Edgar Vigil received 2nd place with a throw of 37-11.5 feet
Edgar Vigil received 2nd place with a throw of 37-11.5 feet
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Paloma Mora 4th place in Shot put Youth girls Division throwing 31-10 feet
Paloma Mora 4th place in Shot put Youth girls Division throwing 31-10 feet
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Evyn Andrade 7th place 100m bantam 14.95
Stevan Martinez 8th place 100m bantam 15.00
Timothy Luna 4th place 100m youth 12.15
Timothy Luna 5th place 200m youth 25.69
Angel Gonzales 4th place 400m gremil 1:23.52
Isaac Gonzales 4th place 400m bantam 73.23
Davian Gonzales 5th place 400m bantam 75.34
Fernando gonzales 5th place 400m youth 58.23
Fernando Gonzales 2nd place 800m youth 2:14.57
Mauricio Flores 3rd place 800m intermediate 2:22.59
Christian Andrade 11th place 1600m youth 5:53.13
Mauricio Flores 3rd place 1600m intermediate 5:24.85
Christian Andrade 8th place 3200m intermediate 11:44.79
Joshua Morales 5th place 80m hurdles midget 14.57
Jovon Grandison 9th place 80m hurdle midget 15.38
Anthony Cancino 6th place 100m hurdles youth 18.75
Nicholas Andrade 2nd place shot put bantam 24-01.00
Enrique Mora 4th place shot put bantam 22-08.00
Noah Campbell 7th Place shot put bantam 21-10.5
Edgar Vigil 2nd place shot put youth 37-11.50
Joshua Morales 6th place long jump midget 13-11.00
Emily Briseno 4th place 100m bantam 15.01
Virginia Rodriguez 3rd place 100m intermediate 15.50
Emily Briseno 3rd place 400m bantam 71.59
Yaraby Herrera 1st place 800m gremlin 3:04.96
Andrea Laureano 6th place 800m bantam 3:02.72
Kaliz Perez 8th place 800m bantam 3:06.06
Yaraby Herrera 1st place 1600m gremlin 6:32.62
Andrea Laureano 2nd place 1600m bantam 6:13.90
Kaliz Perez 7th place 1600m bantam 6:49.54
Jordyn Walla 2nd place 1600m midget 5:46.16
Emmalee Perez 10th place 1600m midget 6:18.52
Syenna Ponce 12th place 1600m midget 6:40.85
Nevaeh Walla 3rd place 1600m youth 5:27.56
Jordyn Walla 2nd place 3200m midget 12:02.16
Syenna Ponce 3rd place 3200m midget 12:52.65
Navaeh Walla 1st place 3200m youth 11:30.60
Jacquelyn Chavez 12th place 3200m youth 13:52.96
Paloma Mora 4th place shot put youth 31-10.00
Jaqueline Chavez 6th place shot put 28-02.00
Virginia Rodriguez 2nd place long jump 12-10.5

4X100 teams
5th place gremlin boys 72.49
Leandro Vaca,Brandon Guevara,Nomar Diaz,Angel Gonzales
6th place gremlin boys 1:22.44
Javier Gonzales,Arturo Alcaraz,Isaac Espinoza,Diego Trebels

2nd place bantam boys 59.91
Isaac Gonzales,Javier Avalos,Davian Gonzales,Evyn Andrade
7th place bantam boys 63.04
Joseph Moore,Nathan Bradley,Carmelo Grandison,Stevan Martinez

8th place midget boys 58.24
Eduardo Rodriguez,Michael Rodriguez,Richard Vega,Joshua Morales

4th place youth boys 49.43
Vincent Castillo,Ricardo Saldano,Tim Luna,Fernando Gonzales

5th place gremlin girls 1:27.23
Jade Bradley,Emily Damren,Jaydon Ramirez,Kaylani Perez

9th place midget girls 64:09
Aliya Baez,Nicole Gonzales,Ashlan Larson,Areanna Covarrubias

4X400 teams
1st place bantam boys 4:53.00
Evyn Andrade,Javier Avalos,Davian Gonzales,Isaac Gonzales

5th place midget boys 4:52.75
Eduardo Rodriguez,Richard Vega,Vincent Robles, Emilio Magana

7th place youth boys 4:18.96
Fernando Gonzalez,Anthony Cancino,Gabriel Gonzales,Vincent Castillo

8th place youth Girls 4:52.31
Jaqueline Chavez,Navaeh Walla,Gema Toledo,Virginia Rodriguez

 
Navaeh Walla had strong performances this weekend, taking 1st and running a record braking 11:30.6 for the 3200min the youth girls division.
Navaeh Walla had strong performances this weekend, taking 1st and running a record braking 11:30.6 for the 3200min the youth girls division.
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Youth Track & Field Varsity Finals were held this past weekend at Moorpark High School. Heritage Valley Blazers had an outstanding 19 qualify for Southern California Co-Conference Championships to be held Saturday May 17th at Santa Barbara City College. One of our very own youth runners, Nevaeh Walla, 12 years of age, broke a 25 year old Youth Girls Ventura County record belonging to her former Coach and former Fillmore runner Maribela "Marty" Aparicio Hernandez. Marty now living in Oregon said: "Congrats to Nevaeh for an amazing 3200m record breaking run! My 13-14 year old youth girls record stood for 25 years. I am happy to see her dedication and hard work pay off and know she will continue to succeed." Marty's record was set back in 1989 with the time of 11:36.9, new record time is now 11:30.6. Good luck to all those runners representing Heritage Valley Blazers at Championships!