8U Fillmore Softball Girls place top four in El Rio District Tournament, after winning in the June 2016 event. Next they are going to State Championship, July 1-3, 2016.
8U Fillmore Softball Girls place top four in El Rio District Tournament, after winning in the June 2016 event. Next they are going to State Championship, July 1-3, 2016.
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Fillmore Softball Girls 8U Division won 1st place in Thousand Oaks Championship 2016 Memorial Day Tournament. Pictured are Viviana, Ebony, Nakaomi, Delaney, Sophia, Leah, Arianna, Leilani, Natalie, Haley, and Livia.
Fillmore Softball Girls 8U Division won 1st place in Thousand Oaks Championship 2016 Memorial Day Tournament. Pictured are Viviana, Ebony, Nakaomi, Delaney, Sophia, Leah, Arianna, Leilani, Natalie, Haley, and Livia.
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Congratulations to all the participants!
Fillmore Unified School District participated in the Special Olympics School Games, which was held on Saturday, May 14 at Newbury Park High School. Teams from around the county participated in track and field events. Fillmore Unified School District had 32 student athletes, ages 5-22, participate in the events. Student buddies from Fillmore High School and Fillmore Middle School supported students in the fun! Athletes were awarded gold, silver, and bronze metals for the 100 yard dash, 50 yard dash, 25 yard assisted race, the standing long jump, the softball throw, and the tennis ball throw.
Fillmore Unified School District participated in the Special Olympics School Games, which was held on Saturday, May 14 at Newbury Park High School. Teams from around the county participated in track and field events. Fillmore Unified School District had 32 student athletes, ages 5-22, participate in the events. Student buddies from Fillmore High School and Fillmore Middle School supported students in the fun! Athletes were awarded gold, silver, and bronze metals for the 100 yard dash, 50 yard dash, 25 yard assisted race, the standing long jump, the softball throw, and the tennis ball throw.
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Players: Jose Avila, Alex Avila, Andy Becerra, Nicholas Jiménez, Santos Cortez, Adam Zavala, Alex Serna, J.P. Alfaro, Angel Ruiz, Bobby Moreno, Vanessa Avila, Isaiah Vellego. Coaches: Dave “Mucho” Morales, Sergio Becerra, Isaac Nuno, Albert Luna.
Players: Jose Avila, Alex Avila, Andy Becerra, Nicholas Jiménez, Santos Cortez, Adam Zavala, Alex Serna, J.P. Alfaro, Angel Ruiz, Bobby Moreno, Vanessa Avila, Isaiah Vellego. Coaches: Dave “Mucho” Morales, Sergio Becerra, Isaac Nuno, Albert Luna.
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After an exciting season of pinnacles and pitfalls, the Fillmore Little League Dodgers Intermediate Division Squad of twelve clenched two hard-fought playoff wins over the undefeated Saticoy Little League’s Dodgers to capture the District 63 Title.

Fillmore’s streak started in the first round of playoff competition vs. the Montalvo Dodgers at Montalvo. Going into the top half of the seventh inning, Fillmore was down 6-5. Not about to surrender, Fillmore’s bats erupted, showering the Ventura team with four runs. With some clever coaching strategy and key defensive plays, Fillmore hung on to the lead and ended the game with a 9-6 victory over Montalvo.

In the second round, Fillmore was up against the Saticoy Little League Dodgers who were undefeated in regular season play. Fillmore’s bats were on fire as they exploded through a seven-run second inning. Santos Cortez dominated on the mound and Angel Ruiz performed valiantly in relief, with a final score of 9-2, handing Saticoy their first upset of the season.

As tournament play would have it, Fillmore had to prove themselves once again in the championship game against the Saticoy Dodgers. On a sunny Saturday morning when most of the town was enjoying the May Festival Parade in Fillmore, our Dodgers were at the Saticoy Little League Intermediate Field fighting for the title. With Nick Jimenez on the mound, Fillmore burst out of the gates and started the game with the lead. Saticoy came back and tied the game. The lead was exchanged back and forth until Fillmore was up 8-5 going into the top of the sixth inning. With two outs, Saticoy pulled away and loaded the bases. With a shot out to right field, Saticoy cleared the bases and tied Fillmore 8-8. After Jimenez fanned off the last batter, Fillmore was facing their last at-bat. Andy Becerra started the inning with a walk. Up next, Bobby Moreno connected for an infield grounder that forced Becerra out at second. With one home run already under his belt, Pitcher Nick Jimenez was at the plate. With an attempt to put the runner in scoring position, the coaches took a chance and sent Moreno to steal third. In a close call, Moreno was tagged out, leaving Jimenez up against two outs. Playing like a scene out of “The Natural,” Fillmore wasn’t going to let this one slip away. With one powerful swing, Jimenez lifted a shot over the fence and walked off into the arms of his teammates with a game-winning home run and the District 63 Intermediate title.

Fillmore’s Manager, Dave “Mucho” Morales, was elated. “Our team gelled at the right time. Nick had the game-winning home run, but every last player contributed and came together when it counted.” He went on to give credit to his coaches, “I want to thank Sergio Becerra, Isaac Nuno, Albert “Toro” Luna, and team parent, Rosa Felix, for never giving up on these kids. We had a slow start to the season, but our team clawed their way back and came away with a championship.”

Fillmore Intermediates conclude their season on a high note and will select an All-Star team to represent Fillmore. This team of All-Stars will represent Fillmore in tournament competition with the ultimate goal of competing in the 2016 Little League Intermediate 50-70 World Series in Livermore, California.

Players: Jose Avila, Alex Avila, Andy Becerra, Nicholas Jiménez, Santos Cortez, Adam Zavala, Alex Serna, J.P. Alfaro, Angel Ruiz, Bobby Moreno, Vanessa Avila, Isaiah Vellego. Coaches: Dave “Mucho” Morales, Sergio Becerra, Isaac Nuno, Albert Luna.

 


 
Fillmore High School had a very successful CIF Track and Field Prelims this past weekend. They had two personal records set by freshman Carissa Rodriguez in the 1600m with a time of 5:16.88, and sophomore Gisselle De La Paz in the discus throwing 103 feet and 1 inch. In addition. Junior Mariah Gonzalez qualified for the CIF Finals this Saturday at Cerritos College where she will compete in the shot put. Above, Mariah Gonzalez at CIF Prelims in Shot Put.
Fillmore High School had a very successful CIF Track and Field Prelims this past weekend. They had two personal records set by freshman Carissa Rodriguez in the 1600m with a time of 5:16.88, and sophomore Gisselle De La Paz in the discus throwing 103 feet and 1 inch. In addition. Junior Mariah Gonzalez qualified for the CIF Finals this Saturday at Cerritos College where she will compete in the shot put. Above, Mariah Gonzalez at CIF Prelims in Shot Put.
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(l-r) Lexis Piña, Jadon Rodriguez, Victoria Piña, Makayla Mckenzie, Brooke Nuñez, Karissa Terrazas, Jessica Rodriguez and Victoria Lopez. Coach: Lomeli. Naomi Tobias and Ella Navarette are not pictured.
(l-r) Lexis Piña, Jadon Rodriguez, Victoria Piña, Makayla Mckenzie, Brooke Nuñez, Karissa Terrazas, Jessica Rodriguez and Victoria Lopez. Coach: Lomeli. Naomi Tobias and Ella Navarette are not pictured.
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On Saturday May 14, 2016 Fillmore's California United Fútbol Club fell short in the championship game placing second for the Oxnard County Soccer League.

The under nine team lost to Oxnard Pal Soccer Club team. California United was given high ranks among opposing teams.

This was the first time entering the league and receiving second place was a big accomplishment for a small town team.

 
FHS Swim Team
FHS Swim Team
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Fillmore High Swim Team ranking through Event 42: Girls Team Scores in Junior Varsity Division Fillmore 61, Foothill Technology 356, St. Bonaventure 159, Santa Paula 153, Santa Clara 120. Girls Team Scores Varsity Division Fillmore 135, Foothill Technology 356, Grace Brethren 174, Santa Paula 161, St. Bonaventure 134, Santa Clara 25. Boys Team Scores Junior Varsity Division Foothill Technology 319, St. Bonaventure 144, Santa Paula 50, Santa Clara 22. Boys Team Scores Varsity Division Fillmore 139, Foothill Technology 362, Santa Paula 179, St. Bonaventure 114, Grace Brethren 103.

 
Tate Billings
Tate Billings
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Tate with her father Luke and brother Jack.
Tate with her father Luke and brother Jack.

Tate Billings is a 14 year old freshman at Foothill Technology High School who is already finding success in the water. She began swimming at a very young age and while she did swim for the YMCA and Buena Swim Club this year is really her first taste of competition and she's taking to it like a duck to water. As a first year swimmer for Foothill she recently won all three of her events for the Junior Varsity team In the Frontier League Finals, swimming in the team relay where she swam the backstroke for her leg of the race and then going on to win the 50 and 100 individual free style. At this rate it's clear she has a bright future in swimming.

 

Fillmore Little League Baseball will be celebrating the 2016 season with games & friendly competition this Saturday, May 14th at the Little League Field! We will conclude the evening with closing ceremonies at 6PM, continuing the tradition started last year of presenting a “Movie under the Stars” for youth of the City of Fillmore and their families. Please join us for a family day at the ballpark, including exciting Fillmore baseball, delicious BBQ, snack bar goodies, a Major League Baseball “Pitch, Hit, Run” competition, and Junior Home run Derby! Check out the day’s scheduled events:

TIME EVENT LOCATION
9:00 AM Minor A (9-10 yr) Championship Game Fillmore Little League Field
9:00 AM Minor B (7-8 yr) Championship Game Fillmore HS Softball/Minor B Field
9:00 AM Intermediate (13 yr) Game
Fillmore Dodgers vs. Saticoy Dodgers Two Rivers Park Field #1, Fillmore
10:00 AM Juniors (14-15 yr) Game
Fillmore vs. Santa Paula Blue Jays Fillmore JV Field @ Sierra HS
1:00 PM Majors (11-12 yr) Game
Fillmore Dodgers vs. Montalvo Blue Jays Fillmore Little League Field
1:00 PM Majors (11-12 yr) Game
Fillmore Nationals vs. Ventura Coastal Gray Ventura Coastal
3:00 PM MLB Pitch, Hit, Run Competition Fillmore Little League Field
3:00 PM Jr. Home Run Derby Fillmore Little League Field
6:00 PM Closing Ceremonies, Trophy Presentation, All-Star Announcements Fillmore Little League Field
7:30 PM “Movie Under the Stars” Fillmore Little League Field

Please come out and support all our teams as they bring the 2016 season to a close! In addition to the excitement of the games of the day, Fillmore will also be hosting Major League Baseball’s “Pitch, Hit, and Run” and “Jr. Home Run Derby” competitions for 7-14 year old boys and girls of Fillmore.* To participate, meet at the Little League Field for FREE registration from 1-3PM, with the competition starting at 3PM. Participants will get the chance to show their pitching, hitting, and running skills in baseball or softball and/or compete in the Jr. Home Run Derby, with the opportunity to advance to Sectionals and ultimately compete in the National Championships at the MLB All-Star game at San Diego’s Petco Park in July!** So bring out those canopies, coolers, and chairs and enjoy “a day at the park” in Fillmore! For more info, visit our website at www.fillmorebaseball.com

*Age determined as of July 17, 2016
** For more info, visit https://www.pitchhitrun.com/about or http://m.mlb.com/junior-homerun-derby

 

By now many of you are aware that I have decided to resign as coach for the Fillmore High School Boys’ Soccer Program. By way of this letter, please consider this as my formal resignation from the varsity coaching position. It would be amiss if I didn’t thank those who supported me and played a significant role in the soccer program. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the Community of Fillmore, the Boosters Club, and Fillmore High School; Parents; Coaching Staff(s); Fellow teammates; and all of the players I had the privilege to get to know and work with throughout my tenure as coach.

First, I cannot express all of the emotions I am feeling as I sit here writing this letter. As I reflect on the journey as a soccer coach at Fillmore High School, I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished. Our mission has always been about developing young lives, teaching that learning how to work as a team is the ultimate measure of success. My goal was to provide a program wherein young men and women would learn about discipline, dedication, loyalty, character and integrity. With those values it was and is my firm belief that students and athletes would leave high school prepared for the challenges ahead and eventually have a positive impact on society. I can honestly say, I am grateful for the wonderful opportunity to work with Fillmore students and players. I have benefited and learned so much from the kids and as a result, feel they have made me a better person.

To the Community of Fillmore, the Boosters Club, and Fillmore High School
I have coached soccer at Fillmore High School for 16 years (2001-2016). I started with coaching the Girls Soccer program and subsequently the Boys Soccer program. In a unified effort you supported the soccer program and contributed to the development of a successful program. My mission was to build and develop the character of our players not only on the soccer field, but also in the community and in the classroom. As you know, we were not able to win a championship every year. In those years, I personally felt that I let the school, parents and community down. However, I understand competitive soccer and know some years were more successful than others. Nonetheless, please know that it was our goal to strive for excellence and represent Fillmore in a manner in which you were proud of the players and the coaching staff.

To the Parents
Thank you for allowing your sons and daughters to participate and play soccer. Thank you for your continued support throughout the years. As a community and a school we didn’t always have all the resources we could have used. Thanks to you, you made it happen. As a parent you may not have always agreed with my decisions. I always tried to do what was best for the team, players and school. I instituted a program based on discipline, responsibility, and teamwork. It was a system wherein team success was based on working as a team. This was to hold everyone accountable. The ultimate lesson was to make our players better members of society.

To My Coaching Staff(s)
I could not have accomplished anything without you. We were one. We worked as a team. We failed and succeeded together. I couldn’t have asked more from you. Your commitment to the program, the players, and the community was invaluable and I personally could not have run the program without you. I will forever be indebted to you and cannot express the how fortunate I was to work with you.

To My Fellow Teammates from the Early 90s
It would be a mistake to fail to acknowledge you. We brought 2 Championships to our school and those memories will be forever memorialized in school history. Thanks for being great teammates and allowing me the opportunity to cultivate the love of soccer to this community and school. As the head soccer coach of Fillmore High, I hope that I have made you proud of this program. I will always remember that we as players gave our heart, sweat, and tears. We showed that with hard work, teamwork and a little luck we could accomplish great things.

To All of My Players
Honestly, this is very difficult for me to write. This “Old Man” is not the best at expressing his feelings. As I am writing this, I have 16 years of memories coming to my mind. First, I would like to say thank you for the memorable years. I will never forget my experiences coaching all of the different soccer teams that have come through the program. I hope your memories are positive, enjoyable and that you learned something.
One thing that you heard me say throughout the years was – “The easiest thing in life is to quit. If you quit you don’t have to go through the pain and frustration that will lead to success.”

Please remember that sometimes failure is the key to success. Never give up. Perseverance, resilience, and just plain grit will help you achieve your goals in life.

I have been asked why I am leaving the program, especially, after the fantastic season we just had. Guys, about four years ago, the most beautiful gift a man can receive in life, was given to me. The man upstairs blessed my wife and me with the gift of a child. Being a father to my daughters and committing to my family has now become my priority in life. So, I hope you understand my decision to resign as soccer coach.

One last lesson for you:
The most valuable thing in life is “TIME.” I do not want to miss any time raising my kids. I only will have one shot at being a good, loving and responsible dad. I want to be there for their practices, games, and even school plays. Over the years as a coach, I have seen different levels of parent participation. I saw some of you play the entire season without your parents ever coming to watch you (for whatever reason). I know how that made you feel. I know how much it meant to some of you when you knew your parents were in the stands supporting you. Just remember “TIME” is irreplaceable.

So, please understand the only reason why I am resigning as the soccer coach of Fillmore High School is my responsibilities to my children and family have become my priority in life. I do hope that I have had a positive impact on your lives and your experience participating in the soccer program. I will miss being around all of the hard work that you put forth. Please know that I gave everything that I had to give to this program and to its success. I do feel that I let some of you down. On the other hand, some of you became champs! Nonetheless, I sincerely believed in every player I coached – Yes, I believed in you.

As you know, it is not my nature to speak of failure nor success. However, I hope you will remember me as your coach in a positive way and that we were successful. The reason why we were successful is because we both know that we gave everything that we had.

With that said, I start a new journey in my life. My daughters are my next adventure. To resign as the soccer coach was a very difficult decision to make. However, for where I am in my life it was the right decision. I will always be a fan! My blood bleeds blue! Be Proud! Be Strong! Be Humble!

Thanks again for your dedication and loyalty. Thanks to the Community, Fillmore High School, the Boosters Club, and Parents.

Finally, I wish the best of luck to the new coaching staff! Continue to break records! I will always be your biggest fan!
Respectfully yours,
Coach Lomeli

 
Fillmore Middle School, Friday, April 15th - 5:30PM JV and F/S Boys and Girls will play the Fillmore HS and District Staff. 7:00PM Varsity Boys and Girls will play the Fillmore HS Staff and District Staff. Cost: Everyone just $5 a person with or without an ASB Card, Children under 5 free. Coach Tom “Iceman” Ito, Tim “The Professor” Waddell, and “Loco” Luis Herrera.
Fillmore Middle School, Friday, April 15th - 5:30PM JV and F/S Boys and Girls will play the Fillmore HS and District Staff. 7:00PM Varsity Boys and Girls will play the Fillmore HS Staff and District Staff. Cost: Everyone just $5 a person with or without an ASB Card, Children under 5 free. Coach Tom “Iceman” Ito, Tim “The Professor” Waddell, and “Loco” Luis Herrera.
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Javier Avalos took 1st in the 200m Midget Boys division.
Javier Avalos took 1st in the 200m Midget Boys division.
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Pictured on the right is Leah Barragan who continues dominating in the Gremlin girls division. Heritage Valley Blazers vs Camarillo Cosmos top marks.
Pictured on the right is Leah Barragan who continues dominating in the Gremlin girls division. Heritage Valley Blazers vs Camarillo Cosmos top marks.
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Jordyn Walla during her comeback victory in the Youth Girls Division 800 meter race.
Jordyn Walla during her comeback victory in the Youth Girls Division 800 meter race.
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Emily Briceño during the 100 meter dash.
Emily Briceño during the 100 meter dash.
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Ashlan Larson’s 4X400m relay team took first in the Youth Girls Division. She also won 2nd in the hurdles.
Ashlan Larson’s 4X400m relay team took first in the Youth Girls Division. She also won 2nd in the hurdles.
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Joshua Estrada helped his 4X400m relay team bring home first place.
Joshua Estrada helped his 4X400m relay team bring home first place.
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Alix Tirado took 1st in the 200m dash and 2nd in the 100m dash.
Alix Tirado took 1st in the 200m dash and 2nd in the 100m dash.
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Jordyn Walla anchored her 4X400 team to a 1st place win. Jordyn also placed 1st in the 1600m and 3rd in the hurdles.
Jordyn Walla anchored her 4X400 team to a 1st place win. Jordyn also placed 1st in the 1600m and 3rd in the hurdles.
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Luis Mora (left) Myles Wadsworth (right) gremlin boys during Oxnard meet.
Luis Mora (left) Myles Wadsworth (right) gremlin boys during Oxnard meet.
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Leah Barragan took 1st in the 100m, 200m, and 400m.
Leah Barragan took 1st in the 100m, 200m, and 400m.
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Jasmine Gonzales helped her team get 2nd in the 4X100 meter relay Saturday in the Gremlin girl division.
Jasmine Gonzales helped her team get 2nd in the 4X100 meter relay Saturday in the Gremlin girl division.
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Dante Mata-Burney took 2nd in the 400 meter race.
Dante Mata-Burney took 2nd in the 400 meter race.
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The final score of Friday night’s game was 24-12 with the Senior class winning. (above) (l-r) Senior Coaches: Daniel Torres, Chad Hope, Vincent Whittaker, Michael Mayhew, Sean Cabacungan, Bryce Farrar, Omar Valdivia, Chris Medrano and Ryan Lundin.
The final score of Friday night’s game was 24-12 with the Senior class winning. (above) (l-r) Senior Coaches: Daniel Torres, Chad Hope, Vincent Whittaker, Michael Mayhew, Sean Cabacungan, Bryce Farrar, Omar Valdivia, Chris Medrano and Ryan Lundin.
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Admission is Free!
Dear Parents, Students and Friends: FHS is proud to announce that our Boys Soccer team has made it to the CIF semi-finals. We play Dunn tomorrow starting at 5pm at the football field. Please come out to root for FHS Flashes Boys soccer team! The finals are in Los Angeles so this the last time you can see the team play at home. Admission is FREE! See you there!
Dear Parents, Students and Friends: FHS is proud to announce that our Boys Soccer team has made it to the CIF semi-finals. We play Dunn tomorrow starting at 5pm at the football field. Please come out to root for FHS Flashes Boys soccer team! The finals are in Los Angeles so this the last time you can see the team play at home. Admission is FREE! See you there!
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Competitive Youth Co-Ed League 1st-8th grades
Team roster of 9 or more-everyone plays
“Friend” & “Coach” request to form teams
Practices to be beheld at 2 Rivers park
6v6 format with sack count
Under Armour apparel provided
7 game season plus playoffs
Online discount prices for Under Armour apparel
All games played at Fillmore High School
REGISTER @ UAFLAG.COM
Contact Ram Medina UAFLAG Commissioner for more information

 

Fillmore Raiders Football and Cheer is now accepting applications for football coaches for our 2016 season. Please contact Lupe (805)797-7803 for an application.

 
(back) Kiara Leon, Giselle De La Paz, Mariah Gonzalez, Sydnee Isom, and Dezeray Zavala, (front) Lindsey Brown, Kayla Carrillo, and Cali Wyand.
(back) Kiara Leon, Giselle De La Paz, Mariah Gonzalez, Sydnee Isom, and Dezeray Zavala, (front) Lindsey Brown, Kayla Carrillo, and Cali Wyand.
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Paul Perce owner/instructor of Perce's Kenpo Karate promoted to 8th degree black belt in American Kenpo karate.  Paul is the highest black belt rank with Flores bros. and 1st ever to be promoted to 8th degree black belt by Jesus Flores. Congratulations Sifu Paul Perce on your promotion.
Paul Perce owner/instructor of Perce's Kenpo Karate promoted to 8th degree black belt in American Kenpo karate. Paul is the highest black belt rank with Flores bros. and 1st ever to be promoted to 8th degree black belt by Jesus Flores. Congratulations Sifu Paul Perce on your promotion.
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