Fillmore AYSO 242 Soccer hosted its game last Saturday, October 7th, 2023. Above and below are photos from
the Blue Waves vs. Blue Mermaids game. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola
Fillmore AYSO 242 Soccer hosted its game last Saturday, October 7th, 2023. Above and below are photos from the Blue Waves vs. Blue Mermaids game. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola
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On Friday, September 22, 2023, the Fillmore Flashes Cross Country team competed at the Raider Invitational. Above is JV’s James Torres who placed 62nd with a time of 21:12.44; inset is Flashes JV’s Nicholas Cabrales who placed 21st with a time of 18:27.71 in the meet held at Oxnard College last Friday. Photo credit Kobe Lizarraga.
On Friday, September 22, 2023, the Fillmore Flashes Cross Country team competed at the Raider Invitational. Above is JV’s James Torres who placed 62nd with a time of 21:12.44; inset is Flashes JV’s Nicholas Cabrales who placed 21st with a time of 18:27.71 in the meet held at Oxnard College last Friday. Photo credit Kobe Lizarraga.
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Written By Epi Torres

On Friday, September 22nd several members of the Fillmore High School Cross Country teams competed in the Raider Invitational at College Park in Oxnard. This cross-country meet provided the Flashes an opportunity to compete over the newly revised course that will be used for Citrus Coast League Meet #2.

The Girls Frosh/Soph race was the first race for the Flashes on this day. Miley Tello led the team with a 24th place finish in a time of 23:25.8. She was followed by Jannet Vega 25th in 23:28.04, Michelle Setty 39th in 24:12.30, Xitlaly Guerrero 55th in 25:35.23, Patzy Orozco 72nd in 26:50.71, and Cassandra Mendoza 84th in 29:04.72. In the team competition, the Frosh/Soph Girls were 7th.

Martin Manzo was the only Fillmore athlete to compete in the Varsity Boys division. Martin finished in 36th place in a personal best time of 16:54.16.

In the Girls Junior Varsity, Jacqueline Olivares was the lone Fillmore winner. Jacqueline ran to victory in a personal best time of 21:40. She was followed by Luz Castaneda 14th in 24:04.68, and Julissa Mendoza 15th in 24:09.9. All three girls were medal winners.

In the Boys Junior Varsity, Juan Cumatz led all Fillmore competitors capturing 12th place in a time of 17:56.55. He was followed by Vicente Lopez 16th in 18:04.36, Nicholas Cabrales 21st. 18:27.71, Juan Castro 60th in 21:03.82, James Torres 62nd in 21:12.44, Damian Castaneda 68th in 21:42.77, and Alex Diaz, 77th in 23:36.52. In the team competition, the Junior Varsity Boys were 6th. Juan Cumatz and Vicente Lopez were medal winners.

On Thursday, September 28th, several Fillmore athletes will travel to Portland, Oregon and compete in the Portland XC Invite. This cross-country meet will be contested on September 30th on the Clackamas Community College 5K Course located in Oregon City.

 


 
Raiders Junior #53 making a tackle and knocking the Camarillo Blue player’s hands during last Saturday’s game. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola
Raiders Junior #53 making a tackle and knocking the Camarillo Blue player’s hands during last Saturday’s game. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola
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Raiders Senior #23 breaks through the line and makes his way into the end zone in Saturday’s game against Crossroads. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
Raiders Senior #23 breaks through the line and makes his way into the end zone in Saturday’s game against Crossroads. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
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Pictured above is the Fillmore Raider Seniors Cheer Squad performing a stunt during Saturday’s game after the Raiders scored a touchdown in their game against Crossroads. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
Pictured above is the Fillmore Raider Seniors Cheer Squad performing a stunt during Saturday’s game after the Raiders scored a touchdown in their game against Crossroads. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
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Pictured is a group of Raiders Freshman teaming up and take down a Camarillo player to keep him from advancing up the field. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
Pictured is a group of Raiders Freshman teaming up and take down a Camarillo player to keep him from advancing up the field. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
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2023 was the year Fillmore AYSO Girls 14U team had the opportunity to watch the September 15, 2023, UCLA vs. Pepperdine girls’ soccer match and join the team on the field. This was a special opportunity to meet the players and to start forming their soccer dreams into reality. AYSO is a leaping board onto greatness. UCLA was very accommodating and gave the girls a good show! All pointers are already being implemented by the players themselves. Looking forward to all the new opportunities that are presenting themselves for AYSO 242. The largest youth organization in the city and growing! Everyone Plays! Photo credit Chris Hammond.
2023 was the year Fillmore AYSO Girls 14U team had the opportunity to watch the September 15, 2023, UCLA vs. Pepperdine girls’ soccer match and join the team on the field. This was a special opportunity to meet the players and to start forming their soccer dreams into reality. AYSO is a leaping board onto greatness. UCLA was very accommodating and gave the girls a good show! All pointers are already being implemented by the players themselves. Looking forward to all the new opportunities that are presenting themselves for AYSO 242. The largest youth organization in the city and growing! Everyone Plays! Photo credit Chris Hammond.
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On Friday, September 15, Fillmore Flashes Cross Country team competed at the Woodbridge Invitational at Silver Lakes Sports Complex in Irvine. Both boys and girls teams ran well, placing in multiple races. Pictured is the Girls Varsity team which placed 4th and was awarded medals. Pictured (l-r): Leah Barragan, Diana Santa Rosa, Nataly Vigil, Niza Laureano, Alexandra Martinez, Jessica Orozco and Joseline Orozco. Photo credit Kim Tafoya.
On Friday, September 15, Fillmore Flashes Cross Country team competed at the Woodbridge Invitational at Silver Lakes Sports Complex in Irvine. Both boys and girls teams ran well, placing in multiple races. Pictured is the Girls Varsity team which placed 4th and was awarded medals. Pictured (l-r): Leah Barragan, Diana Santa Rosa, Nataly Vigil, Niza Laureano, Alexandra Martinez, Jessica Orozco and Joseline Orozco. Photo credit Kim Tafoya.
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Written by Epi Torres

On Friday, September 15th, the cross country teams traveled to the Silver Lakes Sports Complex in Irvine and competed in the highly acclaimed Woodbridge Invitational. Fillmore ran in the White Division with races scheduled throughout the day beginning at 5 p.m. This meet was contested on a relatively flat course, under the lights, over grass and pavement.

The girl’s sophomore race was Fillmore’s first race of the night. Miley Tello was the top finisher in 33rd place in a time of 23:04.5. Teammate Jannet Vega finished in 60th place, posting a personal best time of 24:46.8. Miley was a medal winner in this race.

In the Junior-Senior race, Jacqueline Olivares was the lone competitor for the Flashes. Jackie ran to a 25th place finish in 22:09.0, she was also a medal winner.

In the Senior Boys race, Kobe Lizarraga led 5 team members to a 2nd place team finish. This was Fimmirrs highest team finish on the day. Kobe finished in 11th place in a time of 17:47.3. He was followed by Nick Cabrales 15th in 18:03.8, Juan Cumatz 26th in 18:31.8, Vicente Lopez 33rd in 18:40.0, and Juan Castro 117th in 22:14.0. The top four finishers for Fillmore were medal winners in this race.

Leading the Girls Varsity team to a 4th place finish was senior Nataly Vigil. Nataly raced to a 10th place finish in a personal best time of 18:50.1. She was followed by Niza Laureano 21st in 19:25.2, Diana Santa Rosa 44th in 20:35.8, Leah Barragan 58th in 20:54.7, Jessica Orozco 65th in 21:02.2, Alexandra Martinez 71st in 22:10.9, and Joseline Orozco 82nd in 21:33.0. All the girls in this race were medal winners.

In the final race of the evening, Eddie Vigil ied the Varsity boys to 5th place team finish by capturing 11th place in a time of 16:01.3. He was followed by Angel Garcia 16th in 16:0718, Omar Heredia 60th in 16:57.5, Diego Ramirez 69th in 17:05.9, Josh Estrada 73rd in 17:07.7, Angel Laureano 82nd in 17:15.5, and Martin Manzo 144th in 18:03.9. The top 6 Fillmore runners in this race medaled.

The Flashes will next return to College Park in Oxnard on Friday, September 22nd and compete in the Raider Invitational. The first race is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.

 
On Friday, September 15, Fillmore Flashes JV & Varsity took on and defeated Chatsworth High School. Varsity defeated Chatsworth 34–21. Flashes are 2–3 so far this season. This Friday, September 22, the Flashes will play away at Don Lugo at 7p.m. Pictured right is Flashes JV #17 making the tackle in last Friday’s game against Chatsworth. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola. Below is Varsity’s #3 making his move past the Chatsworth defense while teammates help clear his path. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
On Friday, September 15, Fillmore Flashes JV & Varsity took on and defeated Chatsworth High School. Varsity defeated Chatsworth 34–21. Flashes are 2–3 so far this season. This Friday, September 22, the Flashes will play away at Don Lugo at 7p.m. Pictured right is Flashes JV #17 making the tackle in last Friday’s game against Chatsworth. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola. Below is Varsity’s #3 making his move past the Chatsworth defense while teammates help clear his path. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
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Written by Epi Torres
Over the last couple of weekends former Fillmore Harriers have competed for their respective collegiate cross country teams.

On September 8th, Rey Laureano, a member of the Westmont Cross Country squad competed in the Biola Invitational. This meet was run at Craig Regional Park in Fullerton, over an 8 kilometer course, approximately 4.971 miles. In this race, Rey captured 45th place in a time of 27:19.4. In the team competition, Westmont placed among the top schools with a third place finish.

Two of our former athletes, now competing for the University of Northridge, traveled to Riverside on September 16th and ran in the Riverside Cross Country Invitational. Their races were run on the UCR Agricultural Operations Course. The Men’s Invite competed over an 8 kilometer course. Camilo Torres was second man for his team and ran to a 105th place finish to help his team secure 21st place. In the women’s six kilometer race, Vanessa Avila helped the Northridge team secure 15th place by finishing in 143rd
place in a time of 23:23.5.

On Friday, September 15th, Alianna Tapia, a member of the Moorpark College women's cross country team, traveled to Long Beach to compete in the SoCal Preview Meet. This meet was held on the El Dorado Park course. Alianna led her team over the 5K course to an 11th place finish. She was Moorpark’s top finisher by placing 10th in a personal best time of 19:09.6.

On Saturday, September 23rd, all 4 athletes will come together on their respective teams and compete at Central Park in Santa Clarita at the Master’s University Invitation. First race of the day starts at 7:30 a.m. This would be a perfect time to support our alumni athletes. Hope to see you there.

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Pictured is Fillmore’s California United FC 2008 Girls team which was named Finalist in the Camarillo Cup. Top Row: Coach Hector Rubio, Gabriela Peres, Leanna Lomeli, Maryann Rebollar, Lizbeth Mendez, Alina Juarez, Valerie Rubio, Mia Ruiz, Jayleen Porter, Danna Castillo and Coach Aciano Mendez. Bottom Row: Coach Sergio Palomar, Kimberly Biviano, Kimberly Magana, Sara Diaz, Jozlyn Alvarez, Natalia Vigil, Alian Lopez and Ashley Herrera. Not pictured: Natalie Jacinto and Coach David Vaca. Courtesy California United FC.
Pictured is Fillmore’s California United FC 2008 Girls team which was named Finalist in the Camarillo Cup. Top Row: Coach Hector Rubio, Gabriela Peres, Leanna Lomeli, Maryann Rebollar, Lizbeth Mendez, Alina Juarez, Valerie Rubio, Mia Ruiz, Jayleen Porter, Danna Castillo and Coach Aciano Mendez. Bottom Row: Coach Sergio Palomar, Kimberly Biviano, Kimberly Magana, Sara Diaz, Jozlyn Alvarez, Natalia Vigil, Alian Lopez and Ashley Herrera. Not pictured: Natalie Jacinto and Coach David Vaca. Courtesy California United FC.
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Courtesy California United FC

Congratulations to Fillmore’s California United FC 2008 Girls team for being Camarillo Cup finalist over Labor Day weekend. These girls went undefeated three straight games, were down 1-0 in the final, and tied 1-1 in the last five minutes of the game. They went into penalties and came up short. We are PROUD of these girls despite all the obstacles thrown at them this weekend, they never gave up! Game scores are as follows:

Game 1: California United 4-0 Eclipse
Goals: Nata Vigil, Maryann Rebollar (2), Lizbeth Mendez
Assist: Mia Ruiz
Shut Out: Alina Juarez

Game 2: California United 0-0 LA AYSO United
Shut Out: Alina Juarez

Semi-final: California United 1-0 Torino
Goal: Lizbeth Mendez
Shut Out: Alina Juarez

FINAL: California United 1-1 AYSO United LA
Goal: Sara Diaz
Overall Record: 2-1-1

 
 
On Saturday, September 16, Fillmore ASYO 242 hosted games at Two Rivers. Above are photos from the Blue Waves game. Pictured below is Fillmore AYSO 242’s Killer Bees game. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
On Saturday, September 16, Fillmore ASYO 242 hosted games at Two Rivers. Above are photos from the Blue Waves game. Pictured below is Fillmore AYSO 242’s Killer Bees game. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
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Fillmore Raiders Mighty Mites Silver players take down an 805 Warhawks during this past Saturday’s game. Final Score 26–0. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola. No other Raider Games reported at this time. Info courtesy https://leagues.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1468198.
Fillmore Raiders Mighty Mites Silver players take down an 805 Warhawks during this past Saturday’s game. Final Score 26–0. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola. No other Raider Games reported at this time. Info courtesy https://leagues.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1468198.
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Fillmore’s ASYO 242 hosted soccer games at Two Rivers Park last Saturday, September 9, 2023. Above is a photo from the Blue Waves game and right is from the Killer Bees game. The park was filled with teams playing despite the hot weather, and the kids still came out and had fun. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
Fillmore’s ASYO 242 hosted soccer games at Two Rivers Park last Saturday, September 9, 2023. Above is a photo from the Blue Waves game and right is from the Killer Bees game. The park was filled with teams playing despite the hot weather, and the kids still came out and had fun. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
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Pictured above is a group of Flashes Varsity players taking down a Hart player in last Friday’s game. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
Pictured above is a group of Flashes Varsity players taking down a Hart player in last Friday’s game. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
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Pictured above is a Flashes JV player making a tackle in last Friday’s game against Hart High School. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
Pictured above is a Flashes JV player making a tackle in last Friday’s game against Hart High School. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
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On Friday, September 1, 2023, the Fillmore Flashes hosted Hart High School. The Flashes played hard but unfortunately fell short with a final score 43–0. The Flashes will play next Friday, September 8, 2023, hosting Burbank High School at 7pm; JV 4pm. Courtesy https://www.max preps.com/ca/fillmore/fillmore-flashes/football/schedule/.

 
This past Saturday, September 2, 2023, FHS Cross Country team traveled to Santa Barbara to compete in the Gaucho Invitational. Pictured above are Fillmore Cross Country teams top performers for the day Joseline Orozco and Martin Manzo.
This past Saturday, September 2, 2023, FHS Cross Country team traveled to Santa Barbara to compete in the Gaucho Invitational. Pictured above are Fillmore Cross Country teams top performers for the day Joseline Orozco and Martin Manzo.
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On Saturday, September 2, 2023, the Fillmore Cross Country teams traveled to Santa Barbara and ran in their first meet this season. The meet was contested on the UCSB Campus near and around the Campus Lagoon. Athletes ran over a 1.43 course or a 3 mile course.

The girls 3 mile race was the first event contested by the Flashes. Leading the Fillmore girls team was sophomore Miley Tello. Miley finished in 48th place in a time of 24:20.71. She was followed by Jacqueline Olivares 50th in 24:25.45 and Jannet Vega 71st in 25:38.72.

In the boys’ 3 mile race, Nicholas Cabrales a first year cross country runner for Fillmore finished in 56th place in 19:14.60. He was followed by teammates Juan Cumatz 61st in 19:30.97, Vicente Lopez, 73rd in 19:30.97, and Juan Castro 146th in 22:48.11.

Our largest group of competitors and our only scoring team, ran in the girls 1.43 mile race. The girls finished 7th in the team competition. They were led by newcomer Joseline Orozco who finished in 7th place and posted a time of 9:48.92. Joseline was our lone medal winner for Fillmore in this race. She was followed by Julissa Mendoza 28th in 10:54.69, Michelle Setty 52nd in 11:40.26, Natalie Perez 61st in 11:52.53, Xitlaly Guerrero 70th in 12:07.67, and Cassandra Mendoza 76th in 12:25.84.
The final contestants were the boys in the 1.43 mile race. First year cross country runner Martin Manzo led the three Fillmore finishers by capturing 7th place in a time of 7:55.15. He was followed by Damian Castaneda 75th in 10:26.35, and Alexander Diaz 95th in 11:18.14. Martin was the lone medal winner for the boy team.

The Fillmore Cross Country teams will next travel to Oxnard and compete in the first of 3 Citrus Coast League meets. This meet will be run at College Park on September 12, 2023, and will commence at 3:30p.m.

 
 
Above are the Fillmore Raiders Freshman Cheerleaders smiling for the photo last Saturday. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
Above are the Fillmore Raiders Freshman Cheerleaders smiling for the photo last Saturday. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
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Raiders Freshman team up to dogpile on a Calabasas player to keep him from advancing. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
Raiders Freshman team up to dogpile on a Calabasas player to keep him from advancing. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
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Mighty Mites Silver’s #20 blows past Valley Rush players to gain some yardage for the Raiders. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola
Mighty Mites Silver’s #20 blows past Valley Rush players to gain some yardage for the Raiders. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola
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Raider Seniors #16 & #9 take down a Calabasas player in last Saturday’s game. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
Raider Seniors #16 & #9 take down a Calabasas player in last Saturday’s game. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
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Raiders Sophomores celebrate as #17 scores a touchdown for the team in Saturday’s game against Saugus White. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
Raiders Sophomores celebrate as #17 scores a touchdown for the team in Saturday’s game against Saugus White. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.
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On Friday, August 25, 2023, Fillmore Flashes Football took on Burroughs High. Above is the Flashes stopping a Burroughs player in his tracks at Friday’s game. Inset, Flashes Varsity #41 as he makes his way to end zone to score for the Flashes. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
On Friday, August 25, 2023, Fillmore Flashes Football took on Burroughs High. Above is the Flashes stopping a Burroughs player in his tracks at Friday’s game. Inset, Flashes Varsity #41 as he makes his way to end zone to score for the Flashes. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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Flashes JV #9 as he makes a tackle to stop a Burroughs player from advancing in last Friday’s game. Photo courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
Flashes JV #9 as he makes a tackle to stop a Burroughs player from advancing in last Friday’s game. Photo courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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On Friday, August 25, 2023, Fillmore Flashes Football hosted Burroughs High for the first home game of the season. Varsity fell short with a final score, 41–14. This week Fillmore will take on Hart High School at home, Friday, September 1, JV 4pm; Varsity 7pm. Info courtesy https://www.max preps.com/ca/fillmore/fillmore-flashes/football/.

 
On Saturday, August 26, the Fillmore Raiders Youth Football and Cheer started their 2023 football season. Pictured are the teams who hosted games at Fillmore High football stadium. Pictured below is Raiders Junior #3 as he makes his way up the field with teammate #7 clearing the way in their game against the Saugus Navy. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
On Saturday, August 26, the Fillmore Raiders Youth Football and Cheer started their 2023 football season. Pictured are the teams who hosted games at Fillmore High football stadium. Pictured below is Raiders Junior #3 as he makes his way up the field with teammate #7 clearing the way in their game against the Saugus Navy. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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Mighty Mites Silver #15 makes a break up the field to gain some yards in their game against the Simi Valley Bulldogs.
Mighty Mites Silver #15 makes a break up the field to gain some yards in their game against the Simi Valley Bulldogs.
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Fillmore Might Mites Black taking down a Valley Rush player last Saturday.
Fillmore Might Mites Black taking down a Valley Rush player last Saturday.
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Raiders Sophomores hosted Oxnard last week. Above are a group of Raiders as they take down an Oxnard player trying to get past the defense. Photo courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
Raiders Sophomores hosted Oxnard last week. Above are a group of Raiders as they take down an Oxnard player trying to get past the defense. Photo courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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Fillmore AYSO 242 had their opening day on August 19, 2023. President Arnold Munoz opened the ceremonies followed by words of encouragement from City Council Member Christopher Gurrola and City Manager David Rowlands. Fillmore Fire made the first kick of the season with Jason Arroyo passing the ball off to kids anxiously awaiting the start of their game! AYSO in Fillmore has seen a tremendous growth in numbers this year, officially making it the largest youth organization operating in the city. Lots of volunteers make this possible through dedication and hard work. A thank you to Bunnin Chevrolet (inset), Amecis Pizza of Fillmore and Heritage Valley Air, our platinum and gold sponsors. Our program relies heavily on community sponsorship and support, and we have many businesses that come out to support. Our volunteers and sponsors really make our program work. Photos courtesy Brandy Hollis. See more photos online at www.FillmoreGazette.com.
Fillmore AYSO 242 had their opening day on August 19, 2023. President Arnold Munoz opened the ceremonies followed by words of encouragement from City Council Member Christopher Gurrola and City Manager David Rowlands. Fillmore Fire made the first kick of the season with Jason Arroyo passing the ball off to kids anxiously awaiting the start of their game! AYSO in Fillmore has seen a tremendous growth in numbers this year, officially making it the largest youth organization operating in the city. Lots of volunteers make this possible through dedication and hard work. A thank you to Bunnin Chevrolet (inset), Amecis Pizza of Fillmore and Heritage Valley Air, our platinum and gold sponsors. Our program relies heavily on community sponsorship and support, and we have many businesses that come out to support. Our volunteers and sponsors really make our program work. Photos courtesy Brandy Hollis. See more photos online at www.FillmoreGazette.com.
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