Registration for the 2012 Fillmore Girls Softball, Mini-sox and T-Ball Recreation Season will be happening soon! Registration dates are: Saturday, January 7th and 14th at the Fillmore Middle School Pavilion from 9:00am to 12:00pm; and Wednesday, January 11th and 18th at San Cayetano Elementary School Cafeteria from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.

Registration fees are $110 for Softball, and $95 for T-ball and Mini-Sox. Each player will be required to sell $40 in raffle tickets which will be PRE-PAID at registration. Boys T-Ball age requirements are 4 ½ to 6 years as of April 30, 2012; Girls Mini-Sox ages 4 ½ to 6 years as of January 1, 2012, and Girls Softball ages 6 to 14 years as of January 1, 2012. A copy of your child’s birth certificate is required at registration to show proof of age.

 

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Congratulations to Fillmore Dream 10-U girls for winning the Championship vs Cruz Azul 5-0!!! Also for having an unstoppable season with a record of 10-0, having 83 goals in favor and 0 against...... Top Row: Asst.Coach Joe Magana, Nariah Alcaraz, Lola Ruvalcaba, Anahi Andrade and Coach Ram Tobias. Bottom Row: Esther Ruvalcaba, Jaylene Magana, Valerie Tobias, Aaliyah Lopez, Anika Lopez. Not pictured above, Alexis Mejia, Isabella Vaca and Aaliyah Alfaro.
Congratulations to Fillmore Dream 10-U girls for winning the Championship vs Cruz Azul 5-0!!! Also for having an unstoppable season with a record of 10-0, having 83 goals in favor and 0 against...... Top Row: Asst.Coach Joe Magana, Nariah Alcaraz, Lola Ruvalcaba, Anahi Andrade and Coach Ram Tobias. Bottom Row: Esther Ruvalcaba, Jaylene Magana, Valerie Tobias, Aaliyah Lopez, Anika Lopez. Not pictured above, Alexis Mejia, Isabella Vaca and Aaliyah Alfaro.
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Are you ready to Trunk-or-Treat?! Calling all groups, clubs and organizations that are interested in partaking in a FREE family-friendly Halloween activity! On September 24th the Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting an informational meeting at City Hall in the Council Chambers from 5:30pm-6:30pm. We invite you to join us on Monday September 24th to answer any questions and accept registration for spots available at our Trunk-or-Treat event.
Registration packets are available for pick up at City Hall on the 2nd floor in the Parks and Recreation Department. Feel free to call 805-524-1500 ext. 713 or recreation@ci.fillmore.ca.us for more information.


 
Congratulation to Fillmore Dream 10-U boys in winning the Championship on Sunday, Dec. 18, beating Nationals in overtime 2-1. The league name is Oxnard Young Premier Soccer League. There were 10 teams in the division. They ended up in second place in the bracket with 7 wins, 1 lost and 2 ties. Fillmore will be heading to Santa Maria on January 14, 2012 for another tournament. Congratulations Coach Sal Navarro and Assisted Coach Juan Cruz, and players Reny Navarro, Luis Sosa, Juan Rodriguez, Yobany Figueroa, Sergio Ramos, Mathew Hernandez,Octavio Rodriguez,Brayan Arevalo, Marcos Cardenas, Jonathan Perez, Cesar Lopez, Carlos Vargas, Eric Torres and Jose Gallegos.
Congratulation to Fillmore Dream 10-U boys in winning the Championship on Sunday, Dec. 18, beating Nationals in overtime 2-1. The league name is Oxnard Young Premier Soccer League. There were 10 teams in the division. They ended up in second place in the bracket with 7 wins, 1 lost and 2 ties. Fillmore will be heading to Santa Maria on January 14, 2012 for another tournament. Congratulations Coach Sal Navarro and Assisted Coach Juan Cruz, and players Reny Navarro, Luis Sosa, Juan Rodriguez, Yobany Figueroa, Sergio Ramos, Mathew Hernandez,Octavio Rodriguez,Brayan Arevalo, Marcos Cardenas, Jonathan Perez, Cesar Lopez, Carlos Vargas, Eric Torres and Jose Gallegos.
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(l-r) Coach Ponce, Robert Bonilla (138 lbs took second place) and Coach Cal. Not pictured is George Orosco who took fifth place at 195 lbs.
(l-r) Coach Ponce, Robert Bonilla (138 lbs took second place) and Coach Cal. Not pictured is George Orosco who took fifth place at 195 lbs.
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(l-r) Coach Ponce, Marco Vega (heavyweight took seventh place), Coach Cal, Robert Bonilla (132 lbs took third place), and Coach Froggy. It's been over ten years since a Fillmore wrestler placed at this tournament. There were over 20 schools participating.
(l-r) Coach Ponce, Marco Vega (heavyweight took seventh place), Coach Cal, Robert Bonilla (132 lbs took third place), and Coach Froggy. It's been over ten years since a Fillmore wrestler placed at this tournament. There were over 20 schools participating.
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Fillmore Flashes Senior Robert Bonilla earns a bronze medal at the Gold Coast Classic.
Bonilla wrestled at 132 pounds and had a record of 3 wins, 1 loss. Bonilla won his first round with a Bye, due to tournament seeding. In his second match he pinned his opponent. Bonilla was pinned in his third round match for his only loss. Bonilla tech'ed his fourth round opponent with a score of 16 - 1. Outstanding performance by Bonilla.

Marco Vega, wrestling in the Heavy Weight Class, earned 7th place in the tournament.

Stay tuned for Match Highlight footage, coming soon.

Correction: The Gold Coast Classic is a one day tournament, not two day as previously reported.

 


 

The Annual Gold Coast Classic wrestling tournament begins today, 11/20. This is a two day individuals style tournament. Lose two and you're out. Historically this is where toughness is measured and wrestler grit is determined. Good luck to all the Flashes participating in the Gold Coast. Stay tuned for video highlights.

Go Flashes!

 

The City of Fillmore is looking for volunteers to help with Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday September 15th from 9am-12pm. The Coastal Clean Up volunteers will meet at Sheills Park & take a short walk over to our Sespe Creek bed to do our part in keeping our waterways clean. For more information/to register 805-524-1500 ext. 713 OR email recreation@ci.fillmore.ca.us


 

Video highlights, from the Flashes versus Fremont wrestling match. Film supplied by Jorge Bonilla.

Fillmore Wrestling 12 14 11 Match Highlights

Fillmore Wrestling 12 14 11 Fastest Pin

Fillmore Wrestling 12 14 11 Match of the Night

 


 

On 12/13/11 the Flashes hosted Fremont for the Flashes first home wrestling match of the 2011/12 season. Under the watchful eyes of Coach Calderon, Ponce and Penzato the Flashes protected their home mat against Fremont. The Varsity Flashes came out on top with a final score of 51 – 30 over Fremont. Nice work Flashes! Match videos will be uploaded soon, stay tuned to the Flashes Wrestling Blog.
132 Micah Chumley beat his opponent on points.
138 Robert Bonilla pinned his opponent.
145 Mark Zavala won by pin.
152 Alex Rivera also won by pin.
170 Joseph DeLaMora won on points.
220 Sammy Orozco won by pin.
Heavyweight Marco Vega won by pin.
Fillmore won the following weight classes by forfeit: 106 and 112
Flashes “Fastest Pin” goes to Heavyweight Marco Vega for pinning his opponent within 60 seconds. At weigh-ins Marco gave up 13 pounds to a heavier opponent, but that didn’t seem to slow Vega down one bit. Great work Marco for getting it done quickly.
Prior to the Varsity match several JV Wrestlers took to the mat. Coach Calderon reported that Lilly Duran really came out prepared to wrestle and awarded her the “Flashes Standout Match of the Night”. “Lilly is relatively new to wrestling and is building on her skills… tonight she used her basic wrestling skills to control her opponent… I am really proud of her effort” said Coach Calderon. Unfortunately the Flashes lost the JV Match against Fremont.
Up Next: Flashes travel to Channel Islands for the Channel Island 10 Way on Friday and Saturday. Flashes, go represent!

 


 

Fillmore Played Thursday, December 8th against Oak Park losing 4-2, Daniella Jaimes and Veronica Lauriano both scored, with the asistance of Jasmine Medina. Friday Dec. 9th, Fillmore played Cate losing 4-3, goals scored by Daniella Jaimes (2) and Yessenia Garcia.

 


 
Fillmore’s Girls Soccer played L.A. Baptist last Friday night. FIllmore won 4-0. Above (l-r) #15 Nichole Rodriguez and #10 Kenya Medina. FIllmore played 5 games last week recording 2 wins: Hueneme 4-0 and L.A. Baptist. 3 losses: Golden Valley 5-1, Oak Park 6-2. and West Ranch 5-2.
Fillmore’s Girls Soccer played L.A. Baptist last Friday night. FIllmore won 4-0. Above (l-r) #15 Nichole Rodriguez and #10 Kenya Medina. FIllmore played 5 games last week recording 2 wins: Hueneme 4-0 and L.A. Baptist. 3 losses: Golden Valley 5-1, Oak Park 6-2. and West Ranch 5-2.
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Fillmore Flashes Wrestling team participated in the 10-Way Tournament this past Weekend. Pictured (l-r) Marco Vega, placed second in Heavy Weights, Coach Rob Calderon, Sammy Orosco placed first at 220lbs, Robert Bonilla placed second at 138lbs, and Coach Manual Ponce. Congratulations boys.
Fillmore Flashes Wrestling team participated in the 10-Way Tournament this past Weekend. Pictured (l-r) Marco Vega, placed second in Heavy Weights, Coach Rob Calderon, Sammy Orosco placed first at 220lbs, Robert Bonilla placed second at 138lbs, and Coach Manual Ponce. Congratulations boys.
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Flashes Wrestlers earn GOLD and SILVER at Camarillo 10 Way Tournament

On December 9 - 10, the Fillmore Flashes traveled to Camarillo to compete in the Camarillo 10 Way Tournament. This is the first large tournament to kick off the Flashes wrestling season. For new wrestlers, this may be the first experience walking into a gym with 6 mats packed with wrestlers and coaches and stands packed with parents and fans. The atmosphere is loud and, at first, seems rather chaotic with matches going off randomly, whistles blowing, coaches coaching and wrestlers encouraging their teammates. It can be overwhelming and intimidating to the uninitiated. For the seasoned wrestlers, this is where they want to be. All the gym time, all the practice, all the mat time, and all the video watching leads up to this point; match time. Some of the Flashes have been here before. They know what to expect and they know the work that lies before them. For new Flashes wrestlers, this is an opportunity to be tried and tested, to compete, and to learn and grow.
A full squad is comprised of 14 wrestlers. Team points are tallied by combining the score of each individual wrestler. Each individual wrestler earns a win/loss record at each tournament in their respective weight class. This allows both school and individual to be ranked. For the Camarillo 10 Way the Flashes fielded the following squad.
Weight Class / Wrestler Name / Tournament Record (wins –loss)
106 David Cadena 4-6
113 Nick Stehly 1-9
120 Joseph Rojas 3-7
126 Micah Chumley 5-5 (2 pins)
132 Forfeited class
138 Robert Bonilla 9-1, (7 pins, 2 decision)
145 Forfeited class
152 Mark Zavala 2-8
160 Alex Rivera 5-5, (3 fault pins)
171 Jonathon Munoz 1-9
182 Forfeited class
195 Michael Castro 5-5
220 Sam Orozaco 10-0. (9 pins)
HW Marco Vega 9-1, (9 pins)

As a team, the Flashes were victorious over the following schools: Rio Mesa 48-33, San Luis Obisbo 39-33, and Harvard Westlake 39-36. As a team the Flashes lost to Pacific 54-22, Centennial 69-6, Pioneer 62-18, Thousand Oaks 60-24, Camarillo 51-27 and Ayala 42-30. The Flashes tied in their match with San Marcos 42-42.

After two days of wrestling, the following Flashes earned Gold and Silver Individual medals for their efforts:
Sam Orozco, wrestling at 220 pound, was perfect with 10 wins and 0 losses. 9 of Orozco’s wins were by pin. This level of effort earned Sam “The Bull” 1st place in the 220 lbs weight class.
Robert Bonilla , wrestling at 138 pound, ended up with a 9-1 record. He earned 2nd place in his class. Robert’s loss was to a California State Masters competitor. At the end of three periods of wrestling it came down to points, 5-2.
Marco Vega, wrestling Heavy Weight Class, earned 2nd place with a 9-1 overall record. All of Marco’s wins were by pin. It’s worth noting that Marco is “wrestling up” and is giving up 50 pounds in some cases to his opponents.

When asked what this week has in store for the Flashes, Coach Calderon explained,
“Some of wrestlers, like Mark Zavala, will be able to move to their normal weight class. Once that happens I expect to see great things…Mark’s results this past weekend do not reflect his wrestling ability and talent; I expect great things from him and our other wrestlers… This will be an exciting season once we fill out all the weight classes and stop giving up team points due to forfeits”.

On Wednesday, 12/14/11, Freemont will travel to Fillmore for a Flashes home match. JV Matches will begin at 5:00 PM with Varsity Matches immediately following. Come on out and support the Flashes Wrestling Team!

 

I checked in with Coach on 12/9/11 and he was very excited to report that he’s brought in a real “Technician” for the Flashes to learn from. I was introduced to Ian Penzato and had the opportunity to see his instruction to the Fillmore Flashes Mat Rats. Coach Penzato wrestled at Lincoln College in Illinois but was unable to make the final team due injury. When asked about his wrestling career he was upbeat and said “even though I didn’t make the final team due to a severe knee injury I am proud to say that wrestling go me to college”. For those that are unaware wrestling is THE sport back east. If you are on your High School Varsity Team people in town know who you are and they support you. The stands are filled to capacity for matches, weekly local access TV shows are produced which highlight wrestling, the wrestlers themselves and what to expect at the next match. Coach Penzato said “I hope to be able to teach the Flashes a few things and ramp up wrestling in Fillmore”. Coach Calderon continues to find a way to elevate wrestling at Fillmore High School and the addition of Coach Penzato to his staff should yield great results for the Flashes. Also on the mat tonight was Coach Ponce who is assisted by Flashes alumni and well respected wrestler, now MMA fighter, Jose “Froggy” Estrada.
When I asked the Coach who is looking solid at this point in the season Coach Cal said “Robert Bonillo is wrestling with a lot of intensity this year, he’s like a tiger on the mat, really aggressive and focused”. “Mark Zavala is our “Technician” this year and has a lot of moves in his arsenal” said Calderon. “I’m just really excited about what I’m seeing from all the Flashes wrestlers this year”. Based upon the amount of sweat on the backs of the squad at 7:15 PM I think we all should look forward to what the Flashes Wrestlers achieve this season.

12/9/11 the Flashes travel to Camarillo for the Camarillo 10 Way Tournament two day tournament. The Flashes brought home several gold medals last year and they hope to better that this season. Go Flashes!

 

On 12/7/11 the Flashes made the trek to Santa Ynez for the midweek match. Coach Calderon was excited and upbeat about the performance turned in by his wrestlers. The match final score was Santa Ynez 53 – Fillmore 30. Last year Fillmore earned a total of 6 points against Santa Ynez. 2011 is looking good for us” said Coach Cal. Winning by pin against Santa Ynez was, Robert Bonilla 138 pounds, Jonathon Minero 145 pounds, Mark Zavala 152 pounds, George Orozco 195 pounds and Sam Orozco 220 pounds. “The score doesn’t do justice to the level that Fillmore wrestled at.” “We either won by pin or lost by pin and we forfeited at 132 pounds, so I’m pleased with what they did” said Coach Cal. “The ones we lost by pin it comes boils down to technique. We’ve got some freshmen in our lineup and they’re learning and coming along really well”.

 

On 12/3/11 the Lady Flashes Wrestlers traveled to Thousand Oaks for the TO All Girl’s Tournament. Outstanding performances were turned in by the Lady Flashes, once again proving that wrestling is all about heart, dedication to the sport and less about gender. At the end of the match Alexis Ramirez brought home a Silver medal for 2nd place. Felicity Zavala brought home a bronze with a 3rd overall at 114 pounds. Kiana Ramirez and Brenda Alvarez both stood tall with a 5th place in their respective weight class. Great work girls!

 

Nordhoff Tournament. Wednesday: Thousand Oaks 78 - Fillmore 24. Jalen Rhodes and J.P. Glavez 7 points. Thursday: Fillmore 63 - Pacifica 61. Jalen Rhodes 27 points. Friday: Cabrillo 59 - Fillmore 45. Jalen Rhodes 20 points. Saturday: Kilpatrick 72 - Fillmore 63. Josh Valenzuela 14 points and John Wilber 21 points. Josh Valenzuela 1st Team All Tournament Selection.

 

11/28 - Fillmore lost to Div 1 Royal 2-0; Goals were scored in the last 5 min. of the game. Robert Martinez had 2 saves. The team had 10 shots on goal; we missed a PK in the first half. 12/1 - Fillmore Lost to Simi Valley 2-1. Senior Christian Magana Scored a goal, Assist by Hugo Valdovinos. Robert Martinez had 4 saves. Simi Valley is a Div 1 school we are Div 5. Overall a good performance to a big school.

 
Pro Sports News

The Denver Broncos are 5-1 since Tim Tebow took over for Kyle Orton as the team’s starting quarterback. Can we all please take a moment to dwell on how ridiculous this should sound? (Ok that’s long enough.) On October 23rd, Tim Tebow made his first start for the Broncos. Tebow inherited from Orton a team that was 1-4, playing with no motivation; no passion. Since Tebow took over, the Broncos look like a different team, having lost only one game and not looking back. (The Broncos released Orton; they really aren’t looking back at all.)

If anyone else followed the 2010 NFL Draft, then you know that Tim Tebow was one of the most important personalities of that draft year. Tebow had an amazing career at the University of Florida, including two BCS National Championships, another BCS Bowl win in the Sugar Bowl, and a Heisman Trophy. However, many draft analysts doubted that Tebow’s style and mechanics would not transfer to the NFL. Tebow’s footwork came into question, but more than anything else, his throwing motion and release were major issues. After working with numerous trainers and really working to develop his prospects for the NFL, Tebow was selected in the first round with the 25th overall pick by Josh McDaniels and the Denver Broncos. (One of the most controversial selections of the draft.)

Since then, Tebow went 1-2 as a starter, having started the final three games of the 2010 season, and Josh McDaniels was fired following a very disappointing 2010 season for the Broncos. Enter new head coach John Fox. Fox preferred Kyle Orton as the starter, and so Tebow was named the backup. After the dismal start to the season, mounting pressure from fans, calling for the starting job to be given to Tebow led to the benching of Kyle Orton. Although the wins by the Broncos have been near inexplicable in some cases, the Broncos have been winning, and that is what matters. Why, though, are the Broncos winning? Why is such an unconventional quarterback leading the Broncos so well?

Since his days at the University of Florida, Tim Tebow has had a tremendous reputation for being an explosive duel threat quarterback, with an amazing set of intangibles that no one could quantify. Although not necessarily a physical freak, Tebow possesses something often times referred to as a “killer instinct.” In the context of football, Tebow has a great sense of leadership, a drive to motivate the players around him, and the willingness to step up as an individual for the betterment of his team in crucial situations. Does anyone remember the Tim Tebow speech after Florida’s loss to Ole Miss? (It almost drove me to tears, no seriously, I have no shame) What happened after that speech? The Gators won out, winning the SEC then beating Oklahoma in the BCS National Championship game. (Oh ya, that’s why they engraved the speech on a plaque and placed it right outside the entrance to the football facility at Florida)

There is no better example of the motivation that Tim Tebow gives his team than analyzing how Denver’s defense has been playing since he took over relative to how the defense played when Kyle Orton was starting. Prior to Tebow taking over as the starter, the Denver defense was allowing on average 28 points per game and 385.8 yards per game. Since Tebow took over, the Denver defense is allowing on average 20 points per game and 329.8 yards per game. Call it what you want to, but the team is playing harder, tougher, and better with Tim Tebow as the starting quarterback.

As unconventional as Tim Tebow is as an NFL quarterback, (the guy won a game while completing only two passes . . . . . two) he is a winner, he is a leader, and he is a fierce competitor. Tim Tebow may never make an All-Pro team, and he may never lead the Broncos to a Super Bowl title, but that’s ok, because his legacy will not be determined by how many rings he has or what his stats are. Tim Tebow is truly a special player, and far beyond that, he is a truly special person. Tim Tebow’s legacy has already been cemented. Unlike his NFL counterparts, Tim Tebow has been able to transcend the barriers of what makes a player special, not statistics, not rings. Tim Tebow’s character, his competitive nature, his persona are why we will never forget the name “Tim Tebow.”

 
NCAA News

When the latest BCS standing were announced, with all the upsets and “shoot yourself in the foot” losses by the nation’s best teams, the top three teams in the BCS are all from the SEC West division. (And everyone complains that the SEC gets too much favor) LSU, Alabama, and Arkansas are ranked numbers 1, 2, and 3 respectively in the latest BCS poll, which only gives us evidence as to just how dominant the SEC has been in college football in recent years. The South Eastern Conference has won the past 5 BCS National Championship games, and overall has won 7 of the 13 BCS titles. To really put this into perspective, the SEC has won more BCS titles than the other 5 BCS conferences in the country. (I think there may be a reason why the polls tend to favor the SEC, just maybe.) Truthfully, each one of these three teams is playing like they want to take home the hardware at the end of the season.

Why does the AP poll, Coaches’ Poll, BCS poll, and damn near every poll tend to favor the SEC so much?

Here’s why:

Les Miles, nicknames the “Mad Hatter,” has brilliantly guided the LSU Tigers to an 11-0 record thus far, with wins over both Oregon to open the season, and in a #1 vs. #2 showdown with Alabama more recently. More impressive than just their record is the way in which LSU has been winning. LSU currently has the second ranked defense in terms of points allowed per game, allowing on average only 10.0 points per game to opponents. Most notably, LSU’s defense allowed only 6 points to Alabama, a team that was averaging just under 40 points per game entering the game against LSU. Although their offense is not the most dominant in the country, LSU is playing championship caliber football, relying on a defense that does not bend or break. (The old expression, “Defense wins championships” is very appropriate here.) LSU is the only BCS conference team remaining who can boast an unblemished record, and is more than well deserving of the number 1 ranking in the BCS.

Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide are currently ranked just behind LSU in the BCS, with a record of 10-1 with big wins over Arkansas, Florida, and Penn State. Their one loss of the season was a 9-6 OT heartbreaker against, who else but LSU. The Crimson Tide has been playing at a very high level all season long. Alabama has used two very important aspects of their game to get to where they are now, their defense and their rushing attack. The Crimson Tide currently have the top ranked defense in terms of points allowed per game, allowing only 8.4 points per game. On offense, Alabama is averaging over 220 rushing yards per game, led by Heisman hopeful Trent Richardson, who has rushed for 1380 yards thus far. (He puts the team on his back though) Alabama punishes opposing defenses, pounding the ball for tough yards, which only helps them set up the passing game. With only one loss, against the top ranked team in the nation, Alabama is well deserving of the number 2 rank in the BCS.

Bobby Petrino and the Arkansas Razorbacks are the current number 3 team in the latest BCS rankings, and they are well deserving of this rank. The Razorbacks currently boast a 10-1 overall record, with their only loss being to Alabama, whose only loss was to LSU (Are you starting to notice a trend here?) Arkansas has been playing impressive football, with signature wins over Texas A&M, Auburn, and South Carolina, and a season best 52-3 win over the University of New Mexico. Their QB, Tyler Wilson, has passed for 3215 yards on the season including 21 TDs. Along with Alabama, Arkansas’s only loss on the season was to a team in the top 2 of the BCS standings, which makes them a very deserving team for the number 3 spot in the BCS.

What about all the other teams in the country who have only one or two losses and are also playing high caliber football? Lets go down the line and see some of the other teams who deserve consideration. Number 4 in the BCS standing is Oklahoma State, and the Cowboys are currently 10-1, but their lone loss on the season came this weekend against a 6-4 Iowa State team. (Hardly Alabama or LSU) Number 5 in the BCS standings is Virginia Tech, whose only loss this year came to Clemson, and impressive team, but then again, they play in the ACC. (Hardly the SEC, or even the Pac 12 or Big 10 for that matter.) Number 6 in the BCS is the Stanford Cardinal, whose lone loss this year came to Oregon, a team who lost to LSU (impressive) but then lost to USC. (womp womp)

Truthfully, if you go down to line in the BCS standings, there are one and two loss teams who have not lost games, instead they’ve just plain shot themselves in the foot. Those teams did not lose to better teams, they were the better team who just didn’t show up that night ready to play.

The two combined losses between LSU, Alabama, and Arkansas came against better teams, which is to say, those teams did not throw the game away, they were outmatched and bested by the 11 players on the other side of the field. So for all you Pac 12, Big 12, Big Ten, ACC, or Big East fans, before you start cursing the polls for favoring the SEC, make sure you realize that they do it for a reason.

 
(l-r) Jordan Mendoza, Hugo Valdovinos, Jaime Magdaleno, Anthony Rivas, Jose Almaguer, Isaac Gomez, Adrian Mejia, Justin Beach and Alexander Gonzalez. Photo courtesy Jeremy MacMahon.
(l-r) Jordan Mendoza, Hugo Valdovinos, Jaime Magdaleno, Anthony Rivas, Jose Almaguer, Isaac Gomez, Adrian Mejia, Justin Beach and Alexander Gonzalez. Photo courtesy Jeremy MacMahon.
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(l-r) Jose Almaguer, Anthony Rivas, Alexander Gonzalez, Adrian Mejia, Isaac Gomez, Hugo Valdovinos and Jordan Mendoza. Photo courtesy Joel and Cathy Frias.
(l-r) Jose Almaguer, Anthony Rivas, Alexander Gonzalez, Adrian Mejia, Isaac Gomez, Hugo Valdovinos and Jordan Mendoza. Photo courtesy Joel and Cathy Frias.
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The team put forth an incredible effort as each of the boys harriers set a course PR at CIF Finals. With tremendous effort they placed seventh in Southern Section Div 4. This enables the team to compete on Saturday November 26th at Woodward Park in Fresno for the State Championship.

In individual results Jose Almaguer completed the famous 3 mile course at Mt. SAC in 18th place with a time of 16:09. This is a 20 second improvement over his run on the same course a month ago. Only 8 seconds and 7 places behind him was Anthony Rivas at 25th in 16:17. This is a 31 second improvement. Alexander Gonzales recorded an 11 second improvement to place 39th at 16:30. With a 16 second improvement Adrian Mejia passed the chute in 56th at 16:45. Isaac Gomez was 57th at 16:49, a 34 second improvement. Hugo Valdovinos crossed the line at 16:53 to finish 63rd overall. This was a 31 second improvement over a month. Jordan Mendoza had a 20 second bettering of his previous time as he earned a mark of 16:59 to finish in 67th. There were a total of 117 competitors in the race.

 
 

The Flashes 2011/12 Wrestling Season has begun. What's new this season for Flashes Wrestling? New faces and new names, a lot of them. The under classes at Fillmore High School are well represented in the JV ranks this year. Many of the new wrestlers are football players who report "We want to stay in shape". News Flashes fellas, you don't know what "shape" is until you've wrestled. Their hearts in the right place and they'll pick up the skills needed to compete. The rookie wreslters have excellent examples to look to on the mat. Wrestling is all about dedication and Fillmore has some hard core wrestlers which should inspire the first timers. Some of the returners from last year include; Mark Zavala, Marco "Hot Dog" Vega, George Orosco, Sammy "The Bull" Orosco, Robert Bonilla, Alex Rivera, Cameron Riley, just to name a few. Returning from a one year break is Micah Chumley adding to the ranks of experience.

This is the year for Lady Flashes to break out and make a statement. From the depth of the roster it looks like the Lady Flashes have about 13 on the roster.

Coach Calderon returns to Fillmore as Head Coach. Assisting Coach Cal is Manuel Ponce. Look for a video blog report on all the coaches for the Flashes in the next few weeks, as well as the Wreslter Introductions.

Flashes Wrestling - BELIEVE.