Last Friday, the Flashes hosted their first league game against Nordhoff High School and defeated them with a final scoring 49 – 0. As a special treat the Fillmore Raiders ran out onto the field with the Flashes for Youth Night. Flashes record is 5 – 2 overall and 1 – 0 for league. Fillmore will play away this Friday, October 14th, for a league game against Carpinteria at 7pm. Info courtesy https://www.maxpreps.com/ca/fillmore/fillmore-flashes/football/schedule/.
Last Friday, the Flashes hosted their first league game against Nordhoff High School and defeated them with a final scoring 49 – 0. As a special treat the Fillmore Raiders ran out onto the field with the Flashes for Youth Night. Flashes record is 5 – 2 overall and 1 – 0 for league. Fillmore will play away this Friday, October 14th, for a league game against Carpinteria at 7pm. Info courtesy https://www.maxpreps.com/ca/fillmore/fillmore-flashes/football/schedule/.
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On Thursday, October 6th the FMS Bulldogs, pictured above, traveled to Ojai for the VC Middle School Wrestling League Meet. Pictured (l-r) front row: Naomi Bonilla, Jozlyn Alvarez, Cristian Martinez, Angel Ortiz, Matthew De La Cruz, Josh Magallon, Nakia Magallon, and Abraham Castorena. (l-r) Back row: Armando Avila, Patricia Juarez, Sotero Chavez, Fernando Martinez, Brian Maldonado, Kobe Avila and Jeremiah Chapman. Photo credit FMS Wrestling Coach Michael F. Torres.
On Thursday, October 6th the FMS Bulldogs, pictured above, traveled to Ojai for the VC Middle School Wrestling League Meet. Pictured (l-r) front row: Naomi Bonilla, Jozlyn Alvarez, Cristian Martinez, Angel Ortiz, Matthew De La Cruz, Josh Magallon, Nakia Magallon, and Abraham Castorena. (l-r) Back row: Armando Avila, Patricia Juarez, Sotero Chavez, Fernando Martinez, Brian Maldonado, Kobe Avila and Jeremiah Chapman. Photo credit FMS Wrestling Coach Michael F. Torres.
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By FMS Wrestling Coach Michael F. Torres

The Fillmore Middle School Bulldogs competed at the Ventura County Middle School Wrestling League Meet hosted by Matilija Middle School in Ojai on Thursday, October 6th.

Fillmore fielded a wrestling team of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys and girls that competed in weight classes ranging from 70 lbs. up to 220 lbs. Teams from Balboa, Isbell, and Matilija Middle Schools also participated. The wrestling matches consisted of 3 periods of 1-minute durations. Scores were awarded for takedowns, escapes, reversals, and near-falls. A pin ended the match.

The Bulldogs will next compete at Balboa Middle School in Ventura on Wednesday, October 12th and are scheduled to host a league meet on Thursday, October 27th. Both events are scheduled to start at 5:30 pm.

 


 
On Saturday, October 8th, Fillmore Raider Youth Football and Cheer Teams hosted their 2022 Homecoming with Erik Landis of Ameci Pizza as Grand Marshal and Larson Cassidy as Junior Grand Marshal in honor of his father Larry Cassidy. Photos credit Crystal Gurrola.
On Saturday, October 8th, Fillmore Raider Youth Football and Cheer Teams hosted their 2022 Homecoming with Erik Landis of Ameci Pizza as Grand Marshal and Larson Cassidy as Junior Grand Marshal in honor of his father Larry Cassidy. Photos credit Crystal Gurrola.
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Above are Fillmore Raider Youth Football scores for Saturday, October 1st, 2022. Courtesy http://www.gcyfl.com/
home.php?layout=723736. Next week the Fillmore Raiders Youth Football & Cheer will be hosting their Homecoming games at FHS Football Stadium, Saturday, October 8th.
Above are Fillmore Raider Youth Football scores for Saturday, October 1st, 2022. Courtesy http://www.gcyfl.com/ home.php?layout=723736. Next week the Fillmore Raiders Youth Football & Cheer will be hosting their Homecoming games at FHS Football Stadium, Saturday, October 8th.
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Two Rivers Park in Fillmore was busy this past Saturday with Fillmore’s AYSO Soccer in full swing. Pictured are the Scarlett Dragons vs. the Golden Dragons. Above are the Golden Dragons defending their goal. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
Two Rivers Park in Fillmore was busy this past Saturday with Fillmore’s AYSO Soccer in full swing. Pictured are the Scarlett Dragons vs. the Golden Dragons. Above are the Golden Dragons defending their goal. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
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A Scarlett Dragon player trying to make her move past the defense.
A Scarlett Dragon player trying to make her move past the defense.
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On Friday, September 23rd, the Fillmore Flashes held their 2022 Homecoming Game. JV hosted Burbank and defeated them with a final score 35–0. Varsity defeated Vasquez High school 69–0. Fillmore Varsity #4 Anthony Tafoya broke the county record scoring 7 touchdowns for the night. The next game for the Flashes will be a Home game on Friday, October 7th against Nordhoff High School at 7pm for Varsity. Flashes Varsity are 4–2 overall.
On Friday, September 23rd, the Fillmore Flashes held their 2022 Homecoming Game. JV hosted Burbank and defeated them with a final score 35–0. Varsity defeated Vasquez High school 69–0. Fillmore Varsity #4 Anthony Tafoya broke the county record scoring 7 touchdowns for the night. The next game for the Flashes will be a Home game on Friday, October 7th against Nordhoff High School at 7pm for Varsity. Flashes Varsity are 4–2 overall.
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The Fillmore Middle School Bulldogs opened their season at the Annual Ventura County Middle School Takedown Tournament hosted by Isbell Middle School on Thursday, September 24. Over ninety athletes represented county schools from Balboa, Isbell, Matilija, and Sinaloa. Fillmore fielded a team of both boys and girls. The Bulldogs will next compete at Matilija Middle School in Ojai on Thursday, October 6th and will host an event at FMS on Thursday, October 27. Both events are scheduled to start at 5:30 pm. (above l-r) Abraham Castorena, Patricia Juarez, Naomi Bonilla, Andres Ramos, Brian Maldonado, Jeremiah Chapman, Armando Avila, Kobe Avila, Alyssa Morales. (Not pictured: Cristian Martinez).
The Fillmore Middle School Bulldogs opened their season at the Annual Ventura County Middle School Takedown Tournament hosted by Isbell Middle School on Thursday, September 24. Over ninety athletes represented county schools from Balboa, Isbell, Matilija, and Sinaloa. Fillmore fielded a team of both boys and girls. The Bulldogs will next compete at Matilija Middle School in Ojai on Thursday, October 6th and will host an event at FMS on Thursday, October 27. Both events are scheduled to start at 5:30 pm. (above l-r) Abraham Castorena, Patricia Juarez, Naomi Bonilla, Andres Ramos, Brian Maldonado, Jeremiah Chapman, Armando Avila, Kobe Avila, Alyssa Morales. (Not pictured: Cristian Martinez).
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On Friday, September 16th, Flashes Varsity defeated South Bakersfield High School 30 - 6. JV lost 37 – 0. This Friday, September 23rd, Flashes JV and Varsity will host their Homecoming Game against Vasquez High School, JV at 4pm and Varsity at 7pm. Info subject to change, for updates visit https://www.maxpreps.com/ca/fillmore/fillmore-flashes/football/. On Thursday, September 22nd, Fillmore High will host the Annual Blue & White Night from 5pm to 9pm following the FHS Homecoming Parade. Central Avenue will have food vendors, live music, the FHS Homecoming Court and more. The Homecoming Game will be held Friday, September 23rd against Vasquez.
On Friday, September 16th, Flashes Varsity defeated South Bakersfield High School 30 - 6. JV lost 37 – 0. This Friday, September 23rd, Flashes JV and Varsity will host their Homecoming Game against Vasquez High School, JV at 4pm and Varsity at 7pm. Info subject to change, for updates visit https://www.maxpreps.com/ca/fillmore/fillmore-flashes/football/. On Thursday, September 22nd, Fillmore High will host the Annual Blue & White Night from 5pm to 9pm following the FHS Homecoming Parade. Central Avenue will have food vendors, live music, the FHS Homecoming Court and more. The Homecoming Game will be held Friday, September 23rd against Vasquez.
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On Friday, September 9th, Fillmore Flashes JV and Varsity defeated San Marino High School at the FHS football stadium. JV won 31 - 0, Varsity won 38 - 7. This Friday, September 15th Flashes JV and Varsity will play at South High School in Bakersfield, JV 4pm, Varsity 7pm. Info subject to change for updates visit https://www.maxpreps.com/ca/fillmore/fillmore-flashes/football/. Next week will be Fillmore High School’s 2022 Homecoming Week. Don’t forget about Fillmore’s annual Blue & White Night on Thursday, September 22nd, from 5pm to 9pm, following the FHS Homecoming Parade. Central Avenue will have food vendors, live music, the FHS Homecoming Court and more. The homecoming game will be held Friday, September 23rd.
On Friday, September 9th, Fillmore Flashes JV and Varsity defeated San Marino High School at the FHS football stadium. JV won 31 - 0, Varsity won 38 - 7. This Friday, September 15th Flashes JV and Varsity will play at South High School in Bakersfield, JV 4pm, Varsity 7pm. Info subject to change for updates visit https://www.maxpreps.com/ca/fillmore/fillmore-flashes/football/. Next week will be Fillmore High School’s 2022 Homecoming Week. Don’t forget about Fillmore’s annual Blue & White Night on Thursday, September 22nd, from 5pm to 9pm, following the FHS Homecoming Parade. Central Avenue will have food vendors, live music, the FHS Homecoming Court and more. The homecoming game will be held Friday, September 23rd.
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The FHS Cross Country Team had their season opener Saturday, September 3rd at the University of Santa Barbara. Pictured is Flashes Senior Nicholas Hurtado followed by teammate Junior Diego Ramirez running full steam ahead in Saturdays meet. Photo credit FHS Cross Country Coach Kim Tafoya.
The FHS Cross Country Team had their season opener Saturday, September 3rd at the University of Santa Barbara. Pictured is Flashes Senior Nicholas Hurtado followed by teammate Junior Diego Ramirez running full steam ahead in Saturdays meet. Photo credit FHS Cross Country Coach Kim Tafoya.
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Freshman Leah Barragan.
Freshman Leah Barragan.
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By FHS Cross Country Coach Epi Torres

On Saturday, September 3 several members of the Fillmore High School Cross County team traveled to the University of Santa Barbara to compete in the Gaucho Invitational. They competed in 4 races, the boys and the girls 3 mile followed by the girls and boys 1.43 mile.

Races began at 8 a.m. at half hour intervals on the relatively flat, sandy, single track course. XC teams representing multiple divisions raced this early season meet on the UCSB campus.

The first race, the girls 3 mile set off at 8 a.m. 18 teams lined the start line with several highly ranked teams in their respective division racing well and establishing fast early season times.

Four Fillmore athletes competed in a field of 91 racers. Leading the team, and looking strong throughout the entire run was second year runner, Nataly Vigil. Nataly finished in 10" place, in an excellent effort of 20:21.2, she also captured the top Varsity place for the Flashes on the day.

She was followed by sophomore Niza Laureano 18” in 21:02.56. Both Nataly and Niza were medal winners. Alexandra Martinez was Fillmore’s third finisher in 35" place in 22:25.63, followed by Monique Hurtado 42™ in 22:53.62. The girls did not factor in the team scoring as a team of at least 5 competitors is required to score.

The Varsity boys followed, they were led by senior Nick Hurtado. Nick finished in 22" place in 17:16.27, a very good time on this course. He was followed by sophomore Eddie Vigil 26" in 17:22.19. Both Nick and Eddie were medal winners. Diego Rodriguez followed in 34" in 17:42.71, Kobi Lizarraga 36th in 17:51.6, Angel Garcia 45" in 18:18.15, and Joshua Estrada 62nd in 18:50.44.

In the team competition, Fillmore finished in 5th place. In the girls short race of 1.43 miles, teammates Leah Barragan and Sophia Rodriguez were the lone competitors for the Flashes. Leah and Sophia finish in a near tie capturing 9" and 10” place. Leah out leaned her teammate in 9:54.08, Sophia followed closely in 9:54.27. Both the girls were medal winners. There were 103 competitors in this race.

In the boys short race Angel Laureano ran to a 17" place finish in 8:36.61. Angel was a medal winner in this race. He was followed by Juan Cumatz 54" in 9:29.62, and Juan Castro 100" in 11:41.97. There were 110 competitors in this race.

The Flashes will next compete in the first of three Citrus Coast League Meets that will determine C.|.F. SS Division 4 post season representatives. This meet will be on September 13” at College Park in Oxnard commencing at 3:30 p.m. Hope to see you there.

 
On Friday, September 2nd, Fillmore Flashes JV and Varsity took on Hart High School at the FHS stadium. Although both teams fought hard, they came up short; JV lost to Hart 30 – 8, Varsity lost 35 – 7. Next week the Flashes JV and Varsity will take on San Marino at Home Friday, September 9th, JV 4pm, Varsity 7pm. Info subject to change for updates visit https://www.maxpreps.com/ca/fillmore/fillmore-flashes/football/   Photo credit Crystal Gurrola
On Friday, September 2nd, Fillmore Flashes JV and Varsity took on Hart High School at the FHS stadium. Although both teams fought hard, they came up short; JV lost to Hart 30 – 8, Varsity lost 35 – 7. Next week the Flashes JV and Varsity will take on San Marino at Home Friday, September 9th, JV 4pm, Varsity 7pm. Info subject to change for updates visit https://www.maxpreps.com/ca/fillmore/fillmore-flashes/football/ Photo credit Crystal Gurrola
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Fillmore’s AYSO Soccer fall season has started and held their second weekend of games this past Saturday, August 27th at Two River’s Park in Fillmore. Photos credit Crystal Gurrola.
Fillmore’s AYSO Soccer fall season has started and held their second weekend of games this past Saturday, August 27th at Two River’s Park in Fillmore. Photos credit Crystal Gurrola.
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On Saturday, August 20th at Two Rivers Park, from 7:45 a.m. to noon, the community enjoyed Fillmore AYSO’s Season Kickoff Fundraiser celebrating their volunteers and benefiting their brand-new program, AYSO VIP, for children with special needs. Everyone who came out enjoyed great food, artisan and craft vendors, free photo booth, raffle and scavenger hunt. Above is Fillmore City Council’s Lynn Edmunds speaking at the fundraiser. Inset, some AYSO players in their game this past Saturday. Photo Credit Crystal Gurrola.
On Saturday, August 20th at Two Rivers Park, from 7:45 a.m. to noon, the community enjoyed Fillmore AYSO’s Season Kickoff Fundraiser celebrating their volunteers and benefiting their brand-new program, AYSO VIP, for children with special needs. Everyone who came out enjoyed great food, artisan and craft vendors, free photo booth, raffle and scavenger hunt. Above is Fillmore City Council’s Lynn Edmunds speaking at the fundraiser. Inset, some AYSO players in their game this past Saturday. Photo Credit Crystal Gurrola.
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Tuesday afternoon, July 19th Fillmore High School Football is wasting no time this summer to get ready for the upcoming 2022 fall season. The Flashes were seen running drills and working up a sweat to get ready for the season. Never fear the Flashes will be ready this year!
Tuesday afternoon, July 19th Fillmore High School Football is wasting no time this summer to get ready for the upcoming 2022 fall season. The Flashes were seen running drills and working up a sweat to get ready for the season. Never fear the Flashes will be ready this year!
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The FHS Swim team (above) ended their 2022 season with a splash overall JV Girls placed 4th, JV Boys Placed 2nd, Girls Varsity placed and Varsity buys placed 6th in the Citrus Coast League. The Boys Varsity qualified and competed in the CIF-SS Div 4 Prelims. Photos credit FHS Swim Coach Cindy Blatt.
The FHS Swim team (above) ended their 2022 season with a splash overall JV Girls placed 4th, JV Boys Placed 2nd, Girls Varsity placed and Varsity buys placed 6th in the Citrus Coast League. The Boys Varsity qualified and competed in the CIF-SS Div 4 Prelims. Photos credit FHS Swim Coach Cindy Blatt.
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Yazmeen Gonzalez swam a PR in the 100 yd. Breaststroke 1:16.22 at CIF-SS Div 4 Swim Championship Finals for the Flashes.
Yazmeen Gonzalez swam a PR in the 100 yd. Breaststroke 1:16.22 at CIF-SS Div 4 Swim Championship Finals for the Flashes.
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5 students named as CIF Qualifers: Eugene Serna, Danny Holladay, Tyler Gray, Landen Hughs, & Matthew Tello.
5 students named as CIF Qualifers: Eugene Serna, Danny Holladay, Tyler Gray, Landen Hughs, & Matthew Tello.
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By FHS Swim Coach Cindy Blatt

Yazmeen Gonzalez, FHS Senior, competed in the CIF-SS Div 4 Swim Championship Finals on Saturday, May 7th in Mission Viejo. She swam to a PR in the 100 yd. Breaststroke in 1:16.22 moving from 16th place to 10th place.

Varsity boys 400 yd. Freestyle Relay participated in the CIF-SS Div 4 Swim Championships Prelims moving up from 32nd place to 28th place. This is the first time a FHS Boys Relay Team qualified and competed in a CIF meet. Congrats of Matthew Tello, Joaquin Holladay, Tyler Gray, Landen Hughs and alternate Eugene Serna!

FHS Swim Team competed in a touch Citrus Coast League with three Div. 3 teams and three Div. 4 teams.

JV Girls placed 4th – Daniela Bolanos, Sienna Dalgarn, Adamary Hernandez, Gracie Hernandez, Valeria Lira, Jacqueline Uribe, and Karina Vergara.

JV Boys placed 2nd – Joaquin Danny Holladay and Eugenio Serna

Varsity Girls placed 5th – Annalise Barragan, Jadyn Brant, Yazmeen Gonzalez, Lupita Heredia, Anahi Hernandez, Emma Myers, and Carmen Orozco.

Varsity Boys placed 6th – Omar Aguilar, Landen Hughs, Tyler Gray and Matthew Tello.

 
On Wednesday, March 16th at 3:30pm, the Fillmore Flashes Varsity Baseball hosted Nordoff High in a league game. The Flashes defeated Nordhoff with a final score 5–0. Above is a Flashes runner on first base taking a lead against Nordhoff. Inset, Flashes defense making the play at second base. The Flashes will take on Malibu, Wednesday, March 23rd at Home, and Friday, March 25th, Away. Flashes record overall 8–6, league record 4–1. Photos courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/fillmore-high-flashes. Game info courtesy https://www.maxpreps.com/ca/fillmore/fillmore-flashes/baseball/schedule/.
On Wednesday, March 16th at 3:30pm, the Fillmore Flashes Varsity Baseball hosted Nordoff High in a league game. The Flashes defeated Nordhoff with a final score 5–0. Above is a Flashes runner on first base taking a lead against Nordhoff. Inset, Flashes defense making the play at second base. The Flashes will take on Malibu, Wednesday, March 23rd at Home, and Friday, March 25th, Away. Flashes record overall 8–6, league record 4–1. Photos courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/fillmore-high-flashes. Game info courtesy https://www.maxpreps.com/ca/fillmore/fillmore-flashes/baseball/schedule/.
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Fillmore High Swim team after the Raider Relay held on March 4th at Channel Islands High School where the team placed 3rd. Photos credit Lindsey Cota.
Fillmore High Swim team after the Raider Relay held on March 4th at Channel Islands High School where the team placed 3rd. Photos credit Lindsey Cota.
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Fillmore’s Omar Aguilar swimming butterfly at the Raider Relay meet.
Fillmore’s Omar Aguilar swimming butterfly at the Raider Relay meet.
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By Cindy Blatt, FHS Swim Coach
On March 2nd, FHS swimmers traveled to Malibu for their first competition in 2022. Matthew Tello swim to PB times and CIF consideration times in the 200 yd. Freestyle (2:18.92) and the 500 yd. Freestyle (6:34.05).

The swimmers then traveled on March 4th to Hueneme H.S. for the Raiders Relay meet hosted by Channel Islands H.S. Six high school swim team were present. Fillmore placed third behind Carpinteria and Pacificia.

Fillmore hosted it’s first home meet of the season on March 9th against Nordhoff. Matthew Tello swam to a CIF consideration time in the 100 yd. Freestyle (1:00.01). The Varsity boys achieved a CIF consideration time in the 200 yd. Freestyle Relay (2:00.32) with Tello, Tyler Gray, Joaquin Holladay and Omar Aguilar. The same four swimmers achieved a CIF consideration time in the 400 yd. Freestyle Relay (4:42.33).