Christian Conaway wrestles against New Jewish Community School.
Christian Conaway wrestles against New Jewish Community School.
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The Flashes team wrestled well against New Jewish Community. Fillmore finished off with
a score of 60, Jaguars 24.
The Flashes team wrestled well against New Jewish Community. Fillmore finished off with a score of 60, Jaguars 24.
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Kyle Castaneda attempts to pin his opponent during Tuesday night’s match.
Kyle Castaneda attempts to pin his opponent during Tuesday night’s match.
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Coach Calderon with his team.
Coach Calderon with his team.
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Numerous Flashes earn league Championships at the 2010-2011 Tri Valley League Individual Championship Tournament
On Thursday, 2/3/11, The Flashes Wrestlers traveled to New Jewish Community Center in West Hills for the Tri Valley League Individual Championships hosted by New Jewish Community High School. The Jaguars are year two into their wrestling program. Based upon the physical conditioning and team growth rate since last year their future looks bright. They did an outstanding job hosting the League Finals by all measurements.
Several of the Flashes wrestlers had their game face on early in the day. Some teams can be described as “mat rats”, always on the mat and moving. The Flashes have been called “mat possums” by Coach Cal. By all outward appearances they look dead then come to life at the Officials starting whistle. The Flashes are introverted and almost silent while waiting for the action to begin. They walk slow, but with purpose, heading to the score table. Yep, mat possums says it all.
Prior to each wrestler taking to the mat the team “sends out” their wrestler. It’s the equivalent of a lying on of hands sort of thing accompanied by a team shout of the wrestlers name or nickname and the team motto. Early in the season the team came up with the motto “DO WORK”. Fitting for a team who had their eyes on the prize and knew what it’d take to get there. And get there they did. Their effort can be seen by the Individual league results below.
First and Second Place in each weight category advance to CIF Individuals, for the rest their season is over. Expectations ran high amongst the Flashes Coaching Staff and the Team. Parents and Fans also had high expectations for a lengthened season. And the results are in:
105 Girls: Felicity Zavala 1st
160 Girls: Alexis Ramirez 1st
119: Robert Bonilla 2nd
130: Mark Zavala. 1st
135: Kyle Castenada 1st
140: Johnny Minero 1st
145: Alex Rivera 1st
152: Christian Conaway 1st
215: Sammy Orosco 1st
Additionally the League awards two wrestlers with MVP status based upon their record and effort throughout the season. Flashes Co-Captain Christian Conaway, 33-7, was awarded the Upper Weight Tri Valley League MVP by unanimous vote. The Flashes took home a Team tournament 2nd Place and 2nd Place in Team League Standing for the season.
The Individual CIF Southern Section Division Individual Tournament will be held February 19 and 20th. The location is TBA. “DO WORK” and Go Flashes!

 


 
Flashes finish the regular season where the season begins, in the wrestling room.

Tuesday night The Flashes hosted New Jewish Community for their final regular season match for the 2010-2011season. Due to scheduling issues the match was held in the Flashes Wrestling Room. Spectator space was limited but everyone was accommodated who wanted watch the match. The match begun in timely fashion right at 6:00 PM. Each team gave up 3 forfeits in various weight classes due to vacancies which meant this match was going to come down to a head to head match up. The match started at the 103 weight class. Due to injury of Flashes Wrestler Felicity Zavala the 112 match ended in a Fillmore forfeit. Credit goes out to Felicity for showing Flashes spirit. From then on the Flashes began to roll over New Jewish Community. The Flashes racked up pin after pin and in the end all matches were won by pin. The final score was Flashes 60, Jaguars 24.

Tonight’s Highlight video is of Cameron Riley’s match, who wrestled in the heavyweight class. He did a great job of staying with his opponent and taking advantage and getting the job done. See video below of his performance.

Next up: Thursday, 2/3/11, The Flashes compete in League Finals at New Jewish Community. Wrestling action begins at 2:00 PM.

 


 
Flashes Wrestler Cameron Riley gets it done


 


 

Flashes Wrestling: Alex vs Santa Paula

Flashes Wrestling: Christian vs Santa Paula

Flashes Wrestling: Jonathon vs Santa Paula

Flashes Wrestling: Kyle vs Santa Paula

Flashes Wrestling: Robert vs Santa Paula

 


 
Flashes fail to overtake the Cardinals

The Flashes traveled to Santa Paula Wednesday night for a schedule Tri-Valley League Wrestling Match. To prepare for the match Coach Cal pulled up several JV Flashes wrestlers to fill holes in the roster in the hopes that they could add to the team points. This was the first time this season the two teams lined up across the mat from each other. The wrestling action was fast paced and action packed. Fans from both schools made their presence known early on by the thunderous cheers during each match. Alex Rivera and Jonathon Minero both showed good control of their opponents. Kyle Castaneda and Christian Conaway all won their matches by points after each going 3 full rounds. Both wrestlers had been fighting colds all week and reported for duty in the best shape possible. Robert Bonilla, Team Co-Captain started his match off in an aggressive manner which resulted in a fast pin. Sammy Orozco won by forfeit. The final team score was Santa Paula 48, Fillmore 30. Individual match videos can be viewed below.

Upcoming Flashes Wrestling Schedule
2/1/11 New Jewish Community will travel to Fillmore for a 6 PM match.
2/3/11 Flashes travel to New Jewish Community for League Finals.
2/5/11 Flashes travel to Chaminade. This is a double elimination tournament.
Date unknown CIF Team Finals
Date unknown CIF Individual Finals

 
Monday, January 24, Fillmore played at home against Malibu and won 3-2. Above Juan Valdovinoa #18 doesn’t give up and fights for the ball.
Monday, January 24, Fillmore played at home against Malibu and won 3-2. Above Juan Valdovinoa #18 doesn’t give up and fights for the ball.
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Bryan Ayala #14 and Jose Garcia #8 work together to keep the ball away from Malibu.
Bryan Ayala #14 and Jose Garcia #8 work together to keep the ball away from Malibu.
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Emmanuel Magana #21 kicks the ball to keep away from Malibu. Jose Mariscal scored 2 goals and Christian Magana scored the game winning goal.
Emmanuel Magana #21 kicks the ball to keep away from Malibu. Jose Mariscal scored 2 goals and Christian Magana scored the game winning goal.
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Fillmore fights for the ball against Malibu.
Fillmore fights for the ball against Malibu.
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We still have positions available for our Raiders board we are looking to fill. (2) Snack bar Managers (1) Equipment Manager & Members at Large. Our next board meeting will be held February 8th at 6:30 P.M. at Mountain Vista Elementary School. All applications must be submitted to our Secretary or delivered to PO Box 34 Fillmore, Ca 93016 no later than 48 hours prior to meeting date and time. Information and applications can be found on our website at fillmoreyouthfootball.net or you may contact our President John Holladay at 7976804 or our Secretary Kristen Dollar at 216-9027 for further information.

 

The Flashes Varsity Wrestling Team was idle this past week due to the rescheduled league match with New Jewish Community. Wrestling resumes this Wednesday, 1/26/11, when the Flashes travel to Santa Paula for the schedule Tri-Valley League match against the Cardinals. This is an important match for the Flashes as they work to place themselves in position for the League Championship.
The match will take place in the Santa Paula gym and is set to begin at 6:00 PM. JV will take to the mat first followed by the Varsity.

 

The Flashes Wrestling Match scheduled for 1/20/11 at 6:00 PM has been canceled. Stay tuned for more information.

 
Tuesday, January 18, Fillmore played Bishop Diego. Above Ashley Coert #5 rebounds the ball. Also pictured Kayla Grove #4.
Tuesday, January 18, Fillmore played Bishop Diego. Above Ashley Coert #5 rebounds the ball. Also pictured Kayla Grove #4.
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Ana Morino #10 takes a shot. Fillmore beat Bishop Diego 46-40.
Ana Morino #10 takes a shot. Fillmore beat Bishop Diego 46-40.
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Jaynessa Lopez #25 shoots for two points.
Jaynessa Lopez #25 shoots for two points.
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Ashley Coert #5 jumps above Bishop Diego’s defense for a three point shot.
Ashley Coert #5 jumps above Bishop Diego’s defense for a three point shot.
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Wrestling Explained

 

The 1/19/11 Fillmore Flashes Wrestling match scheduled against New Jewish Community for 6 PM has been postponed till 1/20/11. Weigh-ins and warmups begin at 5PM with wrestling set to start at 6 PM in the Flashes gym.

This is the second league match for the Flashes. As previously reported the Flashes are coming off an excellent performance at the Highland 10 Way this past weekend and ready to take control of the mat come Thursday night.

 
Flashes Wrestlers make presence known at the Highland 10 Way

Wrestling is the ultimate “mano e mano” sport. One ring, one referee, two wrestlers equally matched in weight, no special equipment except the desire of heart, physical strength, skills and ability.

14 wrestlers make up a complete team. The Fillmore Flashes roster is filled with holes in the lineup which is a huge disadvantage with wrestling team tournaments or when making a run at the League Title. That does not discourage the Flashes from making their presence known on the mat. On 1/14/11 and 1/15/11 The Flashes traveled to Palmdale for the always tough Highland 10 Way Tournament. The following schools competed at the 2011 Highland 10 Way; Highland, Palmdale, Antelope Valley, Knight, Eastside, Chatsworth, Upland, Agoura, Lancaster and Fillmore.

Competing for the Flashes were Francisco Enriqez at 103 pounds, Felicity Zavala at 112, Robert Bonilla at 119 pounds, Mark Zavala at 130 pounds, Kyle Castaneda at 135 pounds Jonathon Minero at 140 pounds, Alex Rivera at 145 pounds, Christian Conaway at 152 pounds, George Orozco at 189 pounds, Sammy Orozco at 215 pounds.

Fillmore wrestled Highland, Agoura, Chatsworth, Palmdale, Upland, Knight, Eastside and Lancaster over the 2 day tournament. While the Flashes gave up points due to vacancies on the roster, when measured Head to Head (the total score of those that wrestled) Fillmore beat every school with the exception of one. 7-1 Head to Head standings is an outstanding performance for Fillmore. After the Highland 10 Way the competition knows who the Fillmore Flashes are and what they are capable of.

The medals speak for themselves.
Sammy Orozco went 8 – 0. He took 1st Place at 215 pounds.
Christian Conaway went 7 – 1. He took 2nd Place at 152 pounds.
Kyle Castaneda went 6 – 2. He took 4th place at 135 pounds.
Mark Zavala went 7 – 1. He took 2nd place at 130 pounds.

Quickest pins went to Christian Conaway who had one pin in 11 seconds against Lancaster. Kyle Castaneda also jumped on the quick pin club with a 14 second pin against Lancaster.

Outstanding performances were turned in by Felicity Zavala who wrestled at 112 pounds. She went three full periods, 6 minutes of Varsity wrestling, against her male opponent from Highland. She also pinned her male opponent from Chatsworth!
Sammy Orozco put on a clinic of shear bull strength against much bigger opponents. To quote Coach Cal “You can’t out bull THE Bull”. George Orozco went 4 – 4, all 4 wins by pin. Oh, did I mention that George and Felicity are Freshman?
On 1/14 Robert Bonilla wrestled at 119 pounds and was 3 – 1 that day. To celebrate he ate a Double double and fries. Come Saturday morning he was 1.6 pounds over his weight limit. Prior to weigh-ins he ran and worked up a sweat and spit is body dry. He stepped on the scales and lost 1.2 pounds, which put him over his weight allowance by .4 pounds. A lessor wrestler might let that steal their mojo, but not Co-Captain Bonilla, he shrugged it off and moved up to 125 pounds and went 4 – 0 on Saturday.

The Highland 10 Way was an excellent skills test for the Flashes. Log on to Coach Cal’s post match interview for his comments.


Comments welcome.

 
Gerardo Arevalo #23, was the highest scorer of the game with 18 points, and 4 assists. J.P. Galvez also contributed 10 points and 9 rebounds.
Gerardo Arevalo #23, was the highest scorer of the game with 18 points, and 4 assists. J.P. Galvez also contributed 10 points and 9 rebounds.
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Chris DeLaPaz passes the ball to a teammate. Fillmore played LA Baptist last Wednesday, January 5. DeLaPaz had 6 assists and 7 rebounds.
Chris DeLaPaz passes the ball to a teammate. Fillmore played LA Baptist last Wednesday, January 5. DeLaPaz had 6 assists and 7 rebounds.
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Nathan Zavala #32 dribbles around his opponent.
Nathan Zavala #32 dribbles around his opponent.
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Corey Cole #25, shoots for two. Cole scored 7 points along with 4 assists. Angel Barajas contributed 5 points and 9 rebounds.
Corey Cole #25, shoots for two. Cole scored 7 points along with 4 assists. Angel Barajas contributed 5 points and 9 rebounds.
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Fillmore played against Oak Park on Wednesday, January 5, losing 1-0. Above Emannuel Magana #21 attempts to take the ball away from an Oak Park player.
Fillmore played against Oak Park on Wednesday, January 5, losing 1-0. Above Emannuel Magana #21 attempts to take the ball away from an Oak Park player.
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Robert Vasquez #19 gets a free kick. According to Coach Lomeli, Oscar Alferez and Ruben Camarena played well.
Robert Vasquez #19 gets a free kick. According to Coach Lomeli, Oscar Alferez and Ruben Camarena played well.
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A student of Perce's Kenpo Karate Studio in Fillmore earns his 1st degree black belt. Student Jessie Stuthers tested on December 11,2010 in Oxnard at the Flores Brothers Kenpo Karate Studio. Jessie is the first adult to achieve a black belt at Perce's Kenpo Karate.

The testing lasted for over two hours and had over eleven black belt judges. This was Jessie's best test. "He has put a lot of time and effort into his training," said Paul Perce owner and head instructor of Perce's Kenpo Karate. Jessie has been training at Perce's Kenpo Karate for over 14 years. He has a busy schedule with work, family and church. His dedication as a student has shown perseverance. Throughout the years Jessie has exhibited the 6 Principles of Black Belt: modesty, courtesy, integrity, self-control, perseverance, and indomitable spirit. Jessie also received a promotion to instructor at the testing. He will continue to teach and demonstrate for the karate studio. He is looking forward to training more and harder for his 2nd degree black belt test.

Congratulations Jessie. For more information contact Perce's Kenpo Karate at (805) 524-6870.