Fillmore Wins 59-30
Collin Farrar #4 had 26 carries for 233 yards, and 4 touchdowns against Frazier Mountain. The team broke the
school’s scoring record which was set in 1981 against Moorpark, 57points. This year’s team scored 59 points Friday night against Frazier. Coach Dollar stated, “ We came out slow because of the delay, the second half we played some of the best football we have played all year.” [Photo’s by KSSP Photographic Studio]
Collin Farrar #4 had 26 carries for 233 yards, and 4 touchdowns against Frazier Mountain. The team broke the school’s scoring record which was set in 1981 against Moorpark, 57points. This year’s team scored 59 points Friday night against Frazier. Coach Dollar stated, “ We came out slow because of the delay, the second half we played some of the best football we have played all year.” [Photo’s by KSSP Photographic Studio]
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Frazier Mountain’s player dives in the rain to block the punt kicked by Lalo Gomez. Robert Bonilla had two interceptions, one for a touchdown. Joseph De La Mora had 12 tackles and an interception.
Frazier Mountain’s player dives in the rain to block the punt kicked by Lalo Gomez. Robert Bonilla had two interceptions, one for a touchdown. Joseph De La Mora had 12 tackles and an interception.
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Fillmore, 56 - Frazier Mountain, 0

Friday night the offense and the defense played an amazing game. On Offense fillmore had 7 different players scoring for the team lead by sophmore running back Eddie Cardenas who scored twice on runs of 25 and 35 yards.

Adam Jimenez opened the game up with his first and only carry going for a 50 yard TD on the very first play of the game for the offense. The very next offensive series Andrey Sanchez raced 45 yds for a touchdown on his only carry of the night. Other offensive touchdowns came from Chuy Mendoza, Justin Coert, Damien Gonzalez, and Daniel Flores. On Defense the flashes held the visiting Falcons to negative yards.

Fillmore was able to force 3 turnovers on defense. The defensive line did a great job of putting pressure on Falcon’s offense the entire night. The Defensive line lead by Brendon Gonzalez, Gil Sandoval, Joseph Gonzalez, Chuy Mendoza, and Andy Vasquez.

 


 

The cross country team traveled to Lake Casitas in Ojai for the 24th annual Ojai Invitational. With a cool breeze and an early morning run the team traversed the hills and dells of the Lake for a tremendous performance. The event was split into a small school boys’ race and small school girls’ race and medaled the top 20 for each school class: freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior. For full results of all the Flashes go to the website: https://sites.google.com/site/fillmorecrosscountry/

For the girls, Kiana Hope once again led the charge with Laura Garnica, Jordyn Vassaur, Lucia Diaz and Alexis Tafoya all medaling in their respective grade levels. The five were also the top Lady Flashes finishers. Maria Villalobos and Amanda Vassaur displaced other teams’ scorers to round out the top seven. Sophomore Kiana finished 6th overall at 20:04 just behind two seniors, two juniors and another sophomore. Junior Laura completed the 3 mile course in 20:26 at 12th and had a course best of 1:25. Jordyn and Lucia finished together at 48th and 49th respectively. Sophomore Jordyn earned a 21:57 and Junior Lucia had a course accomplishment of 22:00. This was 1:03 better than last year. Freshman Alexis crossed the line in 22:11 for 53rd place. Maria ran for 22:48 and 72nd place. Amanda had a blazing improvement of exactly 4:00 from last year to finish at 23:27 and 93rd place. There were a total of 197 runners in the race.

The boys also had a standout day as Jose Almaguer blasted through the finish chute in 16:51 to earn 11th place. Anthony Rivas was 16th in 16:59 to have a 54 second PR versus last year. Adrian Mejia also had a course PR, his was 35 seconds and he ran 17:13 to finish 25th. Juan Mariscal was 31st in 17:23. Conquering the course at 39th overall was Isaac Gomez who garnered a time of 17:37. The top five flashes boys also earned class medals and the juniors took home 20% of the junior medals. This time was good enough for a 1:46 improvement over last year. Alex Gonzales was hot on the heels of Isaac with a finish of 17:38 in 41st place. Jordan Mendoza was 44th with a time of 17:42. This time also earned him a new personal record of 48 seconds. There were 293 runners in the race.

Also having great PR’s on the day were Justin Beach with a 2:54 improvement to finish in 18:10 and earned a medal. Sammy Martinez finished in 18:36 for a 34 second improvement. Vincent Chavez had a huge improvement of 1:40 as he strove for an 18:45 accomplishment. Frank Chavez took a stretch for 2 seconds better this year as he leaned for an 18:56 and snagged a medal. Ricardo Gutierrez completed the course in 19:19 which was 3:19 faster than his 2010 time. Nick Johnson also was more than 3 minutes faster than previous as he improved 3:28 to reach for a time of 19:50. Javier Rodriguez had a critical hit with a 37 second bettering of his previous time to burn through the chute at 19:52. Julian Garcia ran a 20:09 which is 2:25 faster than last year. Jaime Valdovinos had a slightly better increase with a 2:38 speed increase from last year as he crossed the line at 20:11. Robbie Munoz also burst the 2 minute mark as he sped for a 2:07 bettering to clock a 20:40.

The big improvement for the second week in a row, however, was Nico Frias with a phenomenal speed increase of 5:10 on the course versus last year. His virtually unheard of increase left him with a new best of 18:58 on the course and a finish in roughly the top third of the race. This improvement was more than enough to earn a medal as well.

Earning medals for the freshman were Jaime Vargas and Fransisco Erazo with respective times of 19:50 and 20:19.
The team next travels to Arroyo Verde Park in Ventura for the first tri-valley league meet of the season versus Saint Bonaventure, Nordhoff, Oaks Christian, La Reina and Oak Park. This will be worth one-fourth of the league title. Action begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, September 27th.

Alumni News If you, or anyone you know, is a former Fillmore cross country runner then we want to hear form you! Let us know how things are going and we will even post the news! Still running? Having a baby? Getting married? All this and more is fair game for the Alumni News. Email Coach Tafoya at ktafoya@fillmore.k12.ca.us or Mr. Mac Mahon at jmacmahon@fillmore.k12.ca.us to report the news.

WEBSITE
There is also a cross country website! Go to: https://sites.google.com/site/fillmorecrosscountry/ for all the latest and greatest in Flashes Cross Country.

 


 
Max Pina Jr. presents a thank you plaque to the family of Walker Kozar at the beginning of Friday night’s varsity football game. The plaque will be hung in the BBQ area by the stadium snackbar, honoring Kozar’s years of barbecuing for the games.
Max Pina Jr. presents a thank you plaque to the family of Walker Kozar at the beginning of Friday night’s varsity football game. The plaque will be hung in the BBQ area by the stadium snackbar, honoring Kozar’s years of barbecuing for the games.
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(l-r) Fillmore High School’s Junior boys: back row: Anthony Rivas, Jose Almaguer, Isaac Gomez, and Adrian Mejia. Front row: Vincent Chavez and Sammy Martinez.
(l-r) Fillmore High School’s Junior boys: back row: Anthony Rivas, Jose Almaguer, Isaac Gomez, and Adrian Mejia. Front row: Vincent Chavez and Sammy Martinez.
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(l-r) FHS Junior girls: Amber Wilmot, Carla Pizzano, Amanda Vassaur, Dalia Ortiz and Laura Garnica.
(l-r) FHS Junior girls: Amber Wilmot, Carla Pizzano, Amanda Vassaur, Dalia Ortiz and Laura Garnica.
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The Fillmore Cross Country team crashed onto the beach at the 22nd annual Seaside Invitational in Ventura on Friday with a resounding boom. The Fillmore Flashes garnered 10 medals in the grade and gender divided races and the junior boys nabbed 5th in their race. The team showed that they are absolutely prepared for the 2011 Season.
For the girls, sophomore Kiana Hope continued to be a force to reckon with as she finished 7th in her race, earning a medal, setting a personal course record (PR) and staying the fastest Lady Flash to run at Seaside for 2011, this time as a sophomore. Her time was a blazing 18:55 for 3 miles, or roughly 6:18 per mile. A trio of juniors also ran the course ragged as Laura Garnica, Maria Villalobos and Lucia Diaz all set personal records for the course. Laura in 19:35, Maria in 20:56 and Lucia in 21:02. Laura and Maria earned medals and Laura and Lucia improved upon their previous time on the course. Dalia Ortiz set a new personal best on the course as well. A fierce rivalry was also ignited as the Vassaur sisters pitted themselves against the course where sophomore rookie and former cheerleader Jordyn Vassaur conquered the course in 21:18, good enough to earn her the 5th fastest slot for the Varsity girls from Fillmore. Not to be outdone by her little sister, Amanda Vassaur ran an amazing time of 22:33. The fastest freshman racer of the day for the girls was breakout freshman Alexis Tafoya's remarkable showing of 21:39 earning her both a medal and the 6th girls spot for the Fillmore Flashes Girls Varsity team.

The boys also came to race as senior Juan Mariscal earned both a medal and a personal record with a time 16:33. Jordan Mendoza powered in at 17:03. Robbie Munoz also had a significant personal record on the day, running in 19:21. The junior boys stole the spot light on the day, finishing 5th place as the only Division 4 team behind powerhouse programs in State Title contention. The squad was led by Jose Almaguer and Anthony Rivas mere seconds apart as Jose finished in 16:10 and Anthony finished in 16:12, both of them blew away their previous times on the course by over a minute. They became the two fastest boys to run at Seaside in any grade and both earned medals. Also in the junior boys’ race were Isaac Gomez and Adrian Mejia who finished as the 3rd and 4th fastest Fillmore juniors to run the course in for Fillmore. Isaac finished in 16:39 and Adrian passed the line at 16:52 to set a new PR. Vincent Chavez and Sammy Martinez also set junior course bests with Vincent at 17:52, and Sammy at 17:56. The boys’ sophomore sensation for the day was Justin Beach who raced his way to a medal and with a time of 17:42. Joey Orozco also had a standout day with a new personal record of 18:54, a close to one minute improvement. Two freshmen also had an amazing race day, Francisco Erazo ran a 19:16 and Jaime Vargas ran a 19:22.

Many other highs were to be found on the day and in the future this publication vows to print all the PR achievements when they happen! Our next meet will take place Saturday September 17th the team travels to Lake Casitas for the Ojai Invitational.

 
Above Johnny Wilber #50, Sammy Orozco #52, and Mazrco Vega #56 work to bring down a Villiage Christian player. Fillmore lost 21-41. Brandon Pina, Orozco, Daniel Cruz, and Jeremy Martinez all accounted for nine sacks in the first half. Coach Dollar stated,“ We still have yet to string four quarters of good football together, two good quarters or even three is not enough to win games”.
Above Johnny Wilber #50, Sammy Orozco #52, and Mazrco Vega #56 work to bring down a Villiage Christian player. Fillmore lost 21-41. Brandon Pina, Orozco, Daniel Cruz, and Jeremy Martinez all accounted for nine sacks in the first half. Coach Dollar stated,“ We still have yet to string four quarters of good football together, two good quarters or even three is not enough to win games”.
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Fillmore Flashes J.V. also played Villiage Christian this past Saturday. Flashes won 32-21. Above Adam Jimenez #20 and Damian Almazan #50 take down their opponent.
Fillmore Flashes J.V. also played Villiage Christian this past Saturday. Flashes won 32-21. Above Adam Jimenez #20 and Damian Almazan #50 take down their opponent.
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Collin Farrar (#4) dives in the end zone for a touchdown. Farrar also rushed 22 times for 141 yards and
4 touchdowns. Fillmore beat Malibu 27-7. Fillmore will play Village Christian this Saturday away.
Collin Farrar (#4) dives in the end zone for a touchdown. Farrar also rushed 22 times for 141 yards and 4 touchdowns. Fillmore beat Malibu 27-7. Fillmore will play Village Christian this Saturday away.
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Mario Hernandez makes his way around Malibu for a few yards, during last Friday’s game.
Mario Hernandez makes his way around Malibu for a few yards, during last Friday’s game.
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Daniel Cruz (#19) trys to stay away from Malibu’s defense with the help of Brandon Pina (#63). Pina attributed 9 tackles to the game. Also, Sammy Orozco had 7 tackles and Joseph De La Mora had 12 tackles. According to Coach Dollar, “We had too many penalties. For many of the players it was their first Varsity start. We still have many things that we need to improve on.”
Daniel Cruz (#19) trys to stay away from Malibu’s defense with the help of Brandon Pina (#63). Pina attributed 9 tackles to the game. Also, Sammy Orozco had 7 tackles and Joseph De La Mora had 12 tackles. According to Coach Dollar, “We had too many penalties. For many of the players it was their first Varsity start. We still have many things that we need to improve on.”
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Robert Bonilla (#2) runs the ball down the field agains Malibu. Bonilla rushed 10 times for 51 yards. He also had an interception.
Robert Bonilla (#2) runs the ball down the field agains Malibu. Bonilla rushed 10 times for 51 yards. He also had an interception.
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Hello F.H.S. Alumni! It's hard to believe that students are heading back to our Alma Mater already. Where did Summer go? The Alumni Association wishes to thank all our alumni who supported our organization this past School year. In June we presented Scholarships to 10 Graduating Seniors, and in July, we awarded 11 "Continuing Ed Grants" to past scholarship winners still in college. THANK YOU!
On Friday, September 16th, 2011 the Alumni Association, in conjunction with the High School "Sports Hall of Fame" committee will host the first annual Sports Hall of Fame Football Game. The game is against Morro Bay High, and will be played at the F.H.S.Football Stadium. In 1945 the Fillmore High Football team won the Ventura County Championship, and they will be honored at the game. (Picture Above). Also being honored at the game will be the 2011 Hall of Fame inductees. Bill Mayhew, class of 1918; J.C. Taylor, '45; Buck Basolo, '46; George Garnica, '50; Phil Rice, '52; Dick Frederiksen '54; Eugene Reyes, '59; Joe Cook, '61; Tom Hayes, '64; Booty Sanchez, '72; Tim Grove, '72; Jeff Fauver, '79; David Miller, '80, Roy Alsup, '81, Brad Edmonds, '89; Danielle Stines, '95; April Kozar, '97. The Sports Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on Saturday, Sept 17th at the High School starting at 7:00pm. Please call High School for more info. 524-6100. Please come to the game and support your Alma Mater. Don't forget to check out our new Alumni Web-Store. www.fhsalumni.gigabitprint.com You'll be able to find all kinds of F.H.S. Alumni souvenirs for that special Fillmore Flash. T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, totes, cups, mugs, Bath mats, etc, all with different Fillmore High Alumni logos. GO FLASHES!!

 
Fillmore Flashes Girls Volleyball held a scrimmage against Villanova, Tuesday, August 30th. The season will begin next Thursday.
Fillmore Flashes Girls Volleyball held a scrimmage against Villanova, Tuesday, August 30th. The season will begin next Thursday.
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Rodrigo Garnica
Rodrigo Garnica

The Fillmore Boxing Club’s Rodrigo Garnica competed on the weekend of the 13th at the Eddie Heredia Boxing Show at Obregon Park in Los Angeles in the 120 lb. weight class. His debut match was three rounds of two minute duration. The Fillmore Boxing Club is a member of USA Boxing and offers adult and youth boxing classes at Body Image Gym. For more information call 524-0891 or (805) 443-8501 or E-mail: fillmoreboxingclub@yahoo.com.

 
Robbie Aguilar (center) with instructors Michael Torres (left) and Sifu Paul Perce (right)
Robbie Aguilar (center) with instructors Michael Torres (left) and Sifu Paul Perce (right)
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Fillmore resident Robbie Aguilar competed recently at the “Best of the West Submission Grappling Championships” in Long Beach, CA. Aguilar trains in Mixed Martial Arts at Perce’s Kenpo Karate Studio and earned a third place bronze medal in the heavyweight division.

 
Top row: Coach Javier (Bofo) Candelario, Jesus (Big JJ) Hinojosa, Michael (Mickie) Garcia, Enrique Gutierrez, Jose Valdez, Coach Ignacio Calderon, Saul (Ochoa) Santarosa, Ivan Zepeda, Luis Posada, Coach Octavio Hernandez. Bottom row: Christian Rosales, Edgar Rea, Cristian (Kiki) Hernandez, Cristian (Cris) Candelario, Joel (Chavalala) Garza, Julian (Ju) Calderon, Alejandro (Alex) Rodriguez, and water girl Isabella (Bella) Calderon. Not pictured: Jaime (Little JJ) Gonzalez, Team Mom Alyssa Calderon and Team Mom Libby Candelario.
Top row: Coach Javier (Bofo) Candelario, Jesus (Big JJ) Hinojosa, Michael (Mickie) Garcia, Enrique Gutierrez, Jose Valdez, Coach Ignacio Calderon, Saul (Ochoa) Santarosa, Ivan Zepeda, Luis Posada, Coach Octavio Hernandez. Bottom row: Christian Rosales, Edgar Rea, Cristian (Kiki) Hernandez, Cristian (Cris) Candelario, Joel (Chavalala) Garza, Julian (Ju) Calderon, Alejandro (Alex) Rodriguez, and water girl Isabella (Bella) Calderon. Not pictured: Jaime (Little JJ) Gonzalez, Team Mom Alyssa Calderon and Team Mom Libby Candelario.
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On Sunday August 14th, Fillmore United Boys U11 won the Oxnard PAL summer soccer league. This will make a total of 3 soccer league championships in the history of the club along with multiple short tournament titles. Fillmore United is the first Fillmore soccer team to win titles in all three competition levels (bronze, silver and gold). We are extremely proud of our boys and we would like to thank their parents and coaches for their support throughout the season. This fall, Fillmore United will be participating in the Coast soccer league tournament competing against teams with a higher level of skills but we are sure that our team will do their best to bring this title to our town of Fillmore.

 
Front row (l-r) Adrian Martinez, Javier Mendez, Damian Magana, Anthony Magana. Second row Jesus Calderon, Sergio Becerra, Damon Villa, Odin Rosten and Mike Garibay. Coaches Damian Magana, Frank Garibay and Omero Martinez.
Front row (l-r) Adrian Martinez, Javier Mendez, Damian Magana, Anthony Magana. Second row Jesus Calderon, Sergio Becerra, Damon Villa, Odin Rosten and Mike Garibay. Coaches Damian Magana, Frank Garibay and Omero Martinez.
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Congratulations to the Fillmore Dream U-8 Boys team, who finished second in the State Games of America. The State Games of America are similar to the Junior Olympics. Forty-two states were represented in the games, which were held August 5th-7th in San Diego.

On Friday evening the team walked along with thousands of athletes from different sports in Qualcomm stadium, which had 20-30 thousand cheering fans. They had live entertainment, including BMX riders, dancers, and the Navy Seals who parachuted into the stadium.

They had two wins and a tie, which put the Fillmore Dream boys in the final playoffs. They lost a close game (3-2) to Aztecs from San Diego. Great work, we are very proud of you!!

 

Fillmore Girls Softball Board meeting on Tuesday September 6th at 6:30 pm in the Memorial Building. We will be accepting nominations for Board Members. Join us in organizing he 2012 softball and t-ball season.

 

This year the Fillmore High School Cross Country Mammoth Lakes Summer Camp participation was at an all time high. 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 seven high school runners to the 4th 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 six 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. A memorable moment occurred during a hike up to Crystal Lake where in the summer time they were able to have a full on snow ball fight. An unexpected element caught them by surprise and turned into a moment of a new experience, and a moment of laughter that resonated through the entire team. 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 base of six weeks of training, three of which were mandatory and three of which they had to train on their own. The runners started fundraising for the trip back in June where they held two car washes. In addition friends, family and various businesses came through and sponsored the athletes. We would like to thank the following businesses for their support, Farmer’s Insurance, State Farm Insurance, La Plaza Market, William L. Morris, La Unica, The Fillmore Water Store, 7-Eleven, 99 cent store, NV Sports, F.G. Bryce and Associates, Patterson Hardware, Vons, AM Pet, Fillmore Animal Hospital, La Fondita, La Michoacana, Re/Max, Vallarta’s, Victor’s Market 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, Joel and Kathy Frias, Bill and Hope Chavez and Anthony Tafoya. We appreciate all the support and dedication you constantly give to the team. Thank you for the great meals and the security of knowing you are there to support the runners and coaches in the program. Our mission this year for the cross country program is to prepare for the expected difficult year ahead of us. Our program is built on dedication, desire and discipline. 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. Please join us at our first race at the Seaside Invitational located at the Ventura State Beach on September 9th at 2:00pm, as we kick off our cross country season. Hope to see you there.

 

Dear Parents and Students:

The Fillmore High School Athletic Boosters are determined to make this the best year ever for our Athletes. Our goal is to make this year’s Sports Program the best Fillmore High School has ever experienced. To succeed, we need your help.

The Fillmore High School Athletic Boosters is an organization run completely by unpaid volunteers, which include board members, parents, coaches and many other adults who donate their time. Everyone is dedicated to the advancement of Fillmore High School Sports at all levels of play. The Athletic Boosters meet the First Monday of every month at 6:30PM in the High School Hall of Fame. This year the Athletic Booster Board has asked all coaches to delegate a “Parent Representative” to speak for their sport at meetings. If you are interested in that position, please contact your students’ coach.

Financial support for the “Fillmore Flashes Football and Fall Sports Program” will come this year partly through dedications made by parents, grandparents and friends of our athletes. By completing the enclosed form, your dedication will be printed in the 2011 Program. Price of the dedications are $20.00 for a business card size “AD”. For an additional $5.00 you can also enclose a picture to be printed.

Please return the enclose form with payment no later than August 25th. The Booster Club looks forward to a great, successful year for you and your student athlete.

Sincerely,
Susan Golson -Program Coordinator 805-216-4013

The following needs to be returned to the STUDENT STORE at Fillmore High School. Each dedication must be paid for in advance. Please make CHECKS payable to FHS Boosters.

DEADLINE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25th

Message will be 1/8 Page (Business Card Size)
Each Dedication is $20.00
Pictures are $5.00