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The Fillmore Flashes football team lost Friday’s home non-conference game against Grace Brethren by a score of 52-0. In Friday's non-league match, the visiting Grace Brethren Lancers football squad scored a big 52-0 victory over the Fillmore Flashes. In their next game, the Lancers clash with the Heritage Christian Warriors (Northridge, CA) in a non-league match, on Friday, September 4. Grace Brethren will attempt to move on its 1-0 season record. The Warriors enter the match with a 0-1 record after their 28-21 non-league loss to Ontario Christian (Ontario, CA). The Flashes (0-1) will now prepare for their match against Channel Islands (Oxnard, CA). The Raiders enter the non-league match with a 1-0 record. In their last match, Channel Islands routed Nordhoff (Ojai, CA), 39-12, in a non-league match. Courtesy Maxpreps.com
The Fillmore Flashes football team lost Friday’s home non-conference game against Grace Brethren by a score of 52-0. In Friday's non-league match, the visiting Grace Brethren Lancers football squad scored a big 52-0 victory over the Fillmore Flashes. In their next game, the Lancers clash with the Heritage Christian Warriors (Northridge, CA) in a non-league match, on Friday, September 4. Grace Brethren will attempt to move on its 1-0 season record. The Warriors enter the match with a 0-1 record after their 28-21 non-league loss to Ontario Christian (Ontario, CA). The Flashes (0-1) will now prepare for their match against Channel Islands (Oxnard, CA). The Raiders enter the non-league match with a 1-0 record. In their last match, Channel Islands routed Nordhoff (Ojai, CA), 39-12, in a non-league match. Courtesy Maxpreps.com
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Corey Cole
Corey Cole

Concordia University has officiallynamed Corey Cole as their starting quarterback for the 2015 season.

Their opening game will be Thursday, September 3rd on the road against St. Cloud State University.

One year ago Cole was named the starting quarterback to open the 2014 season, earning Concordia Offensive Player of the Week honors in the opener at Minnesota Duluth, rushing for 177 yards and a touchdown on 18 attempts with a long of 33 and completed 12-25 for 130 yards with a long of 21 without committing a turnover. He completed 6-9 for 44 yards and rushed four times for 11 yards in week two at Northern State before leaving the game with a broken footwhich ended his season. The NCAA awarded Cole a medical redshirt.

Prior to being named the starting quarterback in 2014, Cole earned NSIC Special Teams Player of the Week Honors was named CU Offensive Player of the Week and was ranked second in NSIC South in kick return average (30.6). Cole also tied an NCAA record with a 100-yard touchdown return.

He is a 2011 graduate of Fillmore High School and is the son of Craig and Lynn Cole.

 


 
Niza Laureano (bib #2201) leads the pack at the 2014 USATF Southern California Association Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships in Arcadia, California.
Niza Laureano (bib #2201) leads the pack at the 2014 USATF Southern California Association Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships in Arcadia, California.
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A local Fillmore youth athlete will be the subject of a nationally televised story. Niza Laureano, age 8, was interviewed at the Fillmore High School Track on Thursday, August 20th for a news sport report to be featured on Telemundo the American Spanish language broadcast television network that is owned by the NBCUniversal Television Group. The segment is scheduled to be aired on Telemundo channels locally on Thursday, August 27th at 5:30pm.

Ms. Laureano is a member of the Fillmore Condors Youth Cross Country team. Last year, as a 7 year old she was the 2014 Southern California Youth Track and Field Conference (SCYTFC) Gremlin Girls Cross Country Champion. After capturing the title, she moved on to national postseason competition where she earned a 5th place medal and title of “USA Track and Field Jr. Olympic All American” running as a Southern California Roadrunner at the 2014 National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

After the Cross Country season concluded, she moved on to the sport of Track & Field where she continued to excel. Running for the Ventura Tigres, she was the 2015 Ventura County Youth Track Conference (VCYTC) Varsity Finals Gremlin Girls 800 meter and 1600 meter champion. She broke the 1600 meter Gremlin Girls Ventura Country record with a time of 6:12.17 besting the record from 2013 set by her cousin Andrea Laureano of Heritage Valley Blazers (6:27.77).

She also earned championship titles and set records at the 2015 SCYTFC & VCYTC Co-Conference Championships in the Gremlin Girls 1500 meter race with a time of 5:33.69 (prior record 5:46.62) and in the 800 meter race with a time of 2:52.56 (prior record: 2:59.37).

Her success story reached the office of Telemundo television journalist Ariana Jabaz who came to Fillmore from Orange County to interview Ms. Laureano, her coach/uncle Rafael Laureano and her coach/father Cuauhtémoc Laureano for the report.

Ms. Laureano is a 3rd grade student of Ms. Ferguson at San Cayetano Elementary. Representatives of the Fillmore Unified School District were also on hand for the filming including principal Ms. Tricia Gradias who stated, “On behalf of the San Cayetano staff, we are all very proud of Niza and her athletic accomplishments. Not only is Niza an outstanding athlete, she is an outstanding student at San Cayetano School who has a strong work ethic and a fantastic attitude. She is an outstanding example of an all-around student leading a balanced life due to the support of a wonderful family.”

 

It was a busy week for Fillmore’s So Cal Bears. The Bears took the field on Wednesday, August 19, for the first scrimmage of the year. The game was played at Ventura’s Buena High School against the Ventura Packers. On Saturday, the annual Jamboree was held at Apollo field in Simi Valley, where the Bears played against Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, and Simi Valley.

 

This Friday evening, August 28th is the First Home Football for our Fillmore High Flashes against Grace Brethren H.S. J.V. start time is 4:30, and the Varsity start time is 7:30PM. Let’s all make an effort to support our Fillmore, Bardsdale, and Piru Kids, and show up to the games this year. GO FLASHES!!!! The next Home Football game is on Friday, September 11th against Oak Park. Same times as above.

 

Anyone near the Memorial building this weekend may have stopped a moment to listen. Shouts of "hit" and "clean".
Accompanied by a loud 5,6,7,8 and a resounding clap could be heard from 9-2 Saturday and Sunday. No, it wasn't a karate competition or a seniors exercise group! It was the 2015 SoCal Bears Cheer Camp.

While coaches kept a watchful eye, four accomplished cheer/tumbling instructors lead the two-day camp. This years camp was attended by 96 girls, ages 4 to 14. The number of girls attending was almost double that of last year.

Coaches this year are: Katie

2015 SoCal Bears Cheer Camp
Aguilar, Director and Juniors Coach; Vivian Medina, Vice President; Brittany Cardona, Bantams; Jazzy Gonda, Gremlins; Leiana Sacolles, Midgets; Nicole Camarillo, Seniors; Shannon Pastorius, Midgets; Shantel Sierra Ponce, Peewees; Trina Tafoya, Peewees; Vanessa Aguilar, Juniors; Viv Calderon, Seniors; and Nicole Couch.
The event concluded with stunt and tumbling demonstrations by staff and all squads performing routines learned during camp for parents and friends. Also attending was Ram Medina, President & Founder of the SoCal Fillmore Bears.

MVP Yanely Lara, Best Dancer CeCe Vega, Hot Mess Myah Virto , Best Performer Monique Stone, Best Jumps Athena Merjil, Best Weave Aryanne Munoz, Best Motions Jacey Warren. Best overall cheerleader peewee team Morgan Ferguson. Best overall cheerleader bantam team Daisy Robledo. Overall spirit stick awards: Gremlins Azaria Aguilar, Peewee Presley Mc Lain, Bantam Addy Virto , Juniors CeCe Vega, Seniors Vanessa Lopez, Ages 5-13.
Thanks to Staff: Diego, Mariah, Vanessa, and
Amador.

 
Christian Conaway returns to racing following a 2 year hiatus.  Fillmore native Christian Conaway earns 3rd place at the Maryhill Festival of Speed event, which is the largest gravity racing event in the world.   230 racers from USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Ireland, Russia, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Germany and 10 others countries traveled to Goldendale Washington to race the famous Maryhill Loops Road course.  The course is 2.2 miles long, 17 corners lined with 1300 safety hale bales over 2000 feet of safety netting, hundreds of sponsor banners and perfectly smooth asphalt road.  Christian Conaway took a 2 year hiatus from racing while he served a LDS Mission in Bogota Colombia.  He returned to his studies at BYU and is engaged to Rachel Wilcox.  Life moves fast for Christian on and off the street luge.
Christian Conaway returns to racing following a 2 year hiatus. Fillmore native Christian Conaway earns 3rd place at the Maryhill Festival of Speed event, which is the largest gravity racing event in the world. 230 racers from USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Ireland, Russia, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Germany and 10 others countries traveled to Goldendale Washington to race the famous Maryhill Loops Road course. The course is 2.2 miles long, 17 corners lined with 1300 safety hale bales over 2000 feet of safety netting, hundreds of sponsor banners and perfectly smooth asphalt road. Christian Conaway took a 2 year hiatus from racing while he served a LDS Mission in Bogota Colombia. He returned to his studies at BYU and is engaged to Rachel Wilcox. Life moves fast for Christian on and off the street luge.
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The Fillmore Broncos Flag Football team with their coach and trophy after winning division championship against Ventura last Sunday.
The Fillmore Broncos Flag Football team with their coach and trophy after winning division championship against Ventura last Sunday.
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The Fillmore Bears football team at their car wash at Wm. L Morris last Saturday. Photos courtesy Roberta Andrino.
The Fillmore Bears football team at their car wash at Wm. L Morris last Saturday. Photos courtesy Roberta Andrino.
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Lupita Perez
Lupita Perez

Lupita Perez placed 6th in the 1600m this past Saturday and will advance on to compete this Saturday at Cerritos College in the 1600m.

 
(l-r) Demitriouz Lozano, Dominick Gonzalez, Aaron Cornejo, and Damien Gonzalez. Not in photo are alternates Enrique Gutierrez and Saul Santa Rosa. The Boys 4x400m advance to the CIF Finals in Track and Field to take place this Saturday at Cerritos College. This past Saturday at CIF prelims the boys set a personal record with a time of 3:28.38 placing third overall. Way to go Flashes!
(l-r) Demitriouz Lozano, Dominick Gonzalez, Aaron Cornejo, and Damien Gonzalez. Not in photo are alternates Enrique Gutierrez and Saul Santa Rosa. The Boys 4x400m advance to the CIF Finals in Track and Field to take place this Saturday at Cerritos College. This past Saturday at CIF prelims the boys set a personal record with a time of 3:28.38 placing third overall. Way to go Flashes!
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Justin Coert will complete this Saturday at Cerritos College in both the Discus and Shot Put. Just was first in the discus at CIF prelims with a throw of 147 feet 6 inches and second in the Shot Put with a personal record throw of 51 feet 7.75 inches.
Justin Coert will complete this Saturday at Cerritos College in both the Discus and Shot Put. Just was first in the discus at CIF prelims with a throw of 147 feet 6 inches and second in the Shot Put with a personal record throw of 51 feet 7.75 inches.
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FHS will be hosting a CIF playoff game this Friday at 3:15 PM against Mammoth. We would like to encourage attendance (which is free). Nothing more American than Memorial Day weekend and a baseball game.
FHS will be hosting a CIF playoff game this Friday at 3:15 PM against Mammoth. We would like to encourage attendance (which is free). Nothing more American than Memorial Day weekend and a baseball game.
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(l-r) Emilio Magana and Richard Vega
(l-r) Emilio Magana and Richard Vega
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Jordyn Walla
Jordyn Walla
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(l-r) Destiny Cardoza and Kaylani Perez
(l-r) Destiny Cardoza and Kaylani Perez
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Ashlan Larson
Ashlan Larson
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Saturday May 16th we participated in Our Co Conference Championships. This is where Ventura County Youth Track and Field Conference goes head to head with the Southern California Youth Track Conference. Each Conference sends their top 4 athletes in every lane event, and top 8 in distance event. Heritage Valley had quite a few athletes representing the VCYTC. The event was held at Royal High School in Simi Valley. This meet concludes our season. We would like to thank all parents, athletes, and volunteers. This has been one of our best seasons. GO BLAZERS!!

Co Conference Results:

Gremlin Girls
Leah Barragan 100m (9th place) 17.20
Ella Navarrete 400m (9th place) 1:32.38
Paola Estrada 800m (9th place) 3:17.28, 1500m (6th) 6:27.10
Kaylani Perez 1500m (12th place) 6:33.22
Destiny Cardona 1500m (13th place) 6:35.22

Bantam Girls
Celeste Velasquez Shot Put (4th place) 18-08.00

Midget Girls
Jordyn Walla 1500m (3rd place) 5:10.60, 3000m (2nd place) 10:58.56
Emmalee Perez 1500m (11th place) 5:49.19, 300m (12th place) 12:18.93
Ashlan Larson 80m hurdles (8th place) 17.45, High Jump (7th place) 4-03

Youth Girls
Navaeh Walla 800m (4th place) 2:28.35, 1500m (3rd place) 5:03.20

Intermediate Girls
Andrea Marrufo 100m hurdles (1st place) 18.06
Viviana Lara 100m hurdles (5th place) 21.39, long jump (7th place) 11-11.5

Bantam Boys
4X400m relay (9th place) 5:23.99
Angel Gonzales,Adrian Tirado,Josiah Guzman, Xavien Avila

Midget Boys
Emilio Magaña 400m (4th place) 63.86
Noah Campbell Shot put (7th place) 27-08.75
Ayden Henderson Shot Put (8th place) 27-03.5
Richard Vega, Emilio Magaña, Davian Gonzales, Evyn Andrade, 4X100m relay (3rd place) 56.54
Richard Vega, Emilio Magaña, Davian Gonzales, Evyn Andrade, 4X400m relay (4th place) 4:35.34

Intermediate Boys
Timothy Luna 100m (3rd place) 12.17, 200m (3rd) 24.91
Randalle Hernandez Shot put (6th place) 27-06.75, long jump (7th place) 14-08.25
Pedro Jimenez long jump (9th place) 14-00.75

 
Arturo Alcaraz
Arturo Alcaraz
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Emilio Magaña
Emilio Magaña
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Jordyn Walla
Jordyn Walla
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(l-r) Andrea-Marrufo and Viviana-Lara
(l-r) Andrea-Marrufo and Viviana-Lara
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Navaeh Walla
Navaeh Walla
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Paola Estrada
Paola Estrada
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Syenna Ponce
Syenna Ponce
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Timothy Luna
Timothy Luna
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Timothy Luna
Timothy Luna
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Saturday May 9th we participated in our annual Ventura County Varsity Finals. Our club had 60 participants that had met qualifying marks by being in the top of their divisions. This year the Varsity finals were held at Moorpark High School. The participating clubs were Thousand Oaks Flyers, Newbery Park Panthers, Ojai Roadrunners, Ventura Tigres, Moorpark Striders, Camarillo Cosmos, Oxnard Stars, and our Heritage Valley Blazers. The top marks from varsity finals will move on to Co Conference Championships where the top runners from The Southern California Youth Track Conference will be going head to head against our Ventura County Youth Track Conference. Co Conference Championships will be held at Royal High School in SImi Valley Saturday May 16th.

Heritage Valley Blazers Co Conference Championships qualifiers:

Gremlin Girls
Leah Barragan 3rd place 100m (16.82)
Ella Navarrete 4th place 400m (1:26.24)
Paola Estrada 3rd place 800m (3:14.16),3rd place 1600m (6:37.97)

Bantam GIrls
Celeste Velasquez 4th place Shot put (18-09.5)

Midget Girls
Emmalee Perez 2nd place 800m (2:40.55), 2nd place 1600m (5:49.04), 2nd place 3200m (12:26.94)
Jordyn Walla 1st place 1600m (5:39.65), 1st place 3200m (11:57.61)
Ashlan Larson 5th place 80m hurdle (16.07), 4th place High Jump (4-01.00)

Youth Girls
Nevaeh Walla 3rd place 800m (2:29.59), 2nd place 1600m (5:21.71)
Syenna Ponce 1st place3200m (12:18.68)

Intermediate Girls
Andrea Marruffo 4th place 200m (29.51), 1st place100m hurdles (18.24), 1st place 400m (66.16)
Viviana Lara 5th place 100m (16.03), 2nd place 400m (77.37), 4th place 100m hurdles (21.46)
Saida Delgado 5th place 200m (35.42), 1st place Shot put (16-05.00)

Bantam Boys
5th place 4X400m relay (5:33.23) Adrian Tirado, Josiah Guzman, Xavien Avila, Angel Gonzales

Midget Boys
Emilio Magaña 2nd place 400m (65.31)
Rey Laureano 5th place 1600m (5:27.99), 4th place 3200m (11:40.58)
Ayden Henderson 3rd place shot put (29-03.75)
Noah Campbell 4th place shot put (27-07.00)
3rd place 4X100m relay (56.61) Evyn Andrade, Emilio Magaña, Davian Gonzales, Richard Vega
4th place 4X400m relay (4:42.67) Rey Laureano, Emilio Magaña, Davian Gonzales, Richard Vega

Intermediate Boys
Timothy Luna 3rd place 100m (12.09), 3rd place 200m (24.53)
Pedro Jimenez 3rd place long jump (15-03.5), High jump
Randalle Hernandez 4th place long jump (14-07.5), 4th place shot put (28-05.75)
5th place 4X100m relay (50.99) Randalle Hernandez, Joshua Morales, Pedro Jimenez, Timothy Luna

 

Written by Ram Medina, President So Cal Fillmore Bears.

What started last year as a small chapter of 37 boys and 50 cheerleaders, has grown to over 140 boys and over 100 cheerleaders in less than 12 months. We would like to thank the families of Fillmore, Santa Paula, and Piru for making the Fillmore Bears the biggest youth football organization in Fillmore!!! We are proud to serve the vast majority of boys and girls in our local communities and we look forward to growing even bigger in 2016. We are part of the biggest and safest youth football league in Ventura County. We are the most affordable youth football chapter in Ventura County. We have 7 teams confirmed for 2015 and possibly 8. We are in need of a Pee Wee coach in the 8-9 year old division. For more information please visit our website www.socalfillmorebears.com

 

Fillmore Raiders Youth Football & Cheer is Still taking sign-ups for the 2015 Season. Please contact Yvette Espinosa @ (805)290-7248 or visit our website and download a registration Form www.fillmoreyouthfootball.net