Pictured above are Fillmore Flashes Ana Cuvarrubias and Andrea Marruffo who made the All-County Soccer Team. For the second year in a row Fillmore has two players on the All-County Team. Ana Covarrubias, a 5’2 junior striker, scored 16 goals and had 9 assists. Ana was on the All-County Team last year as a sophomore. She was named 2019 Citrus Coast League Offensive Player of the Year. Ana has scored an impressive 76 goals through her junior year. Andrea Marruffo of Fillmore, 5’4 also made first team all league as a junior, and returns as a senior with 7 goals and 14 assists, with 31 assists overall in the last two seasons. After high school Andrea plans to play for College of the Canyons. Congratulations to these two young ladies, you have made our community very proud! Photo Courtesy Coach Omero Martinez.
Pictured above are Fillmore Flashes Ana Cuvarrubias and Andrea Marruffo who made the All-County Soccer Team. For the second year in a row Fillmore has two players on the All-County Team. Ana Covarrubias, a 5’2 junior striker, scored 16 goals and had 9 assists. Ana was on the All-County Team last year as a sophomore. She was named 2019 Citrus Coast League Offensive Player of the Year. Ana has scored an impressive 76 goals through her junior year. Andrea Marruffo of Fillmore, 5’4 also made first team all league as a junior, and returns as a senior with 7 goals and 14 assists, with 31 assists overall in the last two seasons. After high school Andrea plans to play for College of the Canyons. Congratulations to these two young ladies, you have made our community very proud! Photo Courtesy Coach Omero Martinez.
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Congratulations to the California United FC 2006 Girls Silver team for taking second place in their division at the Premier Cup 2019 which took place March 16th & 17th in Oxnard. Pictured is the team after their win. Top row: Alexis Piña, Gabriela Martinez, Mikayla McKenzie, Lizbeth Mendez, Jadon Rodriguez, Athena Sanchez, Kim Manriquez, Jessica Rodriguez, Brooke Núñez, Miley Tello. Bottom Row: Coach Cip Martinez, Coach Jr Lomelí, Isabel Hernandez, Jazleen Vaca, Luvia Cabral, Karissa Terrazas, Victoria Piña, Coach Tony Hernandez. Photo courtesy Nancy Vaca.
Congratulations to the California United FC 2006 Girls Silver team for taking second place in their division at the Premier Cup 2019 which took place March 16th & 17th in Oxnard. Pictured is the team after their win. Top row: Alexis Piña, Gabriela Martinez, Mikayla McKenzie, Lizbeth Mendez, Jadon Rodriguez, Athena Sanchez, Kim Manriquez, Jessica Rodriguez, Brooke Núñez, Miley Tello. Bottom Row: Coach Cip Martinez, Coach Jr Lomelí, Isabel Hernandez, Jazleen Vaca, Luvia Cabral, Karissa Terrazas, Victoria Piña, Coach Tony Hernandez. Photo courtesy Nancy Vaca.
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Submitted By Nancy Vaca

Premier Cup 2019 game results: 2006 Girls Silver

Saturday, March 16 - Game #1 California United 1-0 Barbara S.C. G06 White. Goal: Jadon Rodriguez, Assist: Karissa Terrazas, and Shutout: Gabriela Martinez.

Game #2 California United 0-4 FFSC G06 AC

Sunday, March 17 - Game #3 California United 1-1 Central California Aztecs G06. Goal: Jadon Rodriguez and Assist: Isabel Hernandez.

Final California United 1-2 FFSC. Goal: Lizbeth Mendez and Assist: Jadon Rodriguez.

Overall Tournament Record: 1-2-1

 


 
Last week the FHS Swim Team competed at the Ventura County High Swim Championship. Pictured are some Flashes in the midst of their race while their teammates cheer them on. Photo courtesy Katrionna Furness.
Last week the FHS Swim Team competed at the Ventura County High Swim Championship. Pictured are some Flashes in the midst of their race while their teammates cheer them on. Photo courtesy Katrionna Furness.
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Submitted By Coach Cindy Blatt

Fillmore Varsity Boys and Girls participated in the very competitive Ventura County High School Swim Championships last week at the Ventura Aquatic Center. Varsity Girls placed tied for 12th (out of 17 teams) beating Buena, Santa Paula Channel Islands and St. Bonaventure. Kat Furness placed second in the 50 yd. freestyle with a personal best time & new school record and she placed third in the 100 yd. backstroke. The Varsity Girls 200 yd. Medley Relay swim to a CIF Consideration time (Kat Furness, Yazmeen Gonzalez, Karen Trujillo & Zoe Avila). They also swim to a CIF Consideration time in the 200 yd. Freestyle Relay (Zoe Avila, Natalie Couse, Yazmeen Gonzalez & Kat Furness).

Varsity Boys placed 15th out of 17 teams beating Villanova and St. Bonaventure. All the boys swim well especially the final swim in the 400 yd. Freestyle relay dropping 14 seconds from their time. (Ricky Cadena, George Mooradian, James Chandler & Ethan Gray).

 


 
On Saturday March 16th the Heritage Valley Blazers kicked off their 2019 Track and Field season at the Fillmore High School Track. Pictured are the Fillmore runner’s leading the pack is Timothy Pillado II (9-10yr/boys) who won the 100m and 400m races. Photos courtesy Erika Arana.
On Saturday March 16th the Heritage Valley Blazers kicked off their 2019 Track and Field season at the Fillmore High School Track. Pictured are the Fillmore runner’s leading the pack is Timothy Pillado II (9-10yr/boys) who won the 100m and 400m races. Photos courtesy Erika Arana.
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The Heritage Valley Blazers track and field club kicked off their season opener, Saturday, March 16, at the Fillmore High School Track. With laces tied tight and anticipation high, The Blazers welcomed the Ventura Tigres and saw youth participants of all skill levels, ages 6 to 16, taking part in running events, hurdles, relays, shot put, long jump, and high jump. After weeks of conditioning and training, the hard work paid off and the Blazers saw outstanding effort and performance by all. This week’s event highlights include:

The boys 100m dash (7-8yr) which saw all three top positions taken by Blazers (1) Aiden Arias 18.15; (2) Jacob Vazquez; (3) Vincent Halcon 19.21.

Double individual victories were seen for several athletes in the running events including Leah Barragan who took home two first place finishes in the 100m dash (11-12yr/girls) with a time of 14.24 and in the 200m dash (11-12yr/girls) with a time of 30.62. Aiden Arias ran to a first place finish in the 100m dash (7-8yr/boys) with a time of 18.15 and in the 400m dash (7-8yr/boys) with a time of 1:27.40. Likewise, Timothy Pillado II took home double individual victories in the 100m dash (9-10yr/boys) with a time of 14.97 and in the 400m dash (9-10yr/boys) in 70.96. Albert Penuelas took over the 100m (11-12yr/boys) with a time 13.94 and the 200m (11-12yr/boys) in 29.75. Paola Estrada gave an outstanding performance to win the 800m (9-10yr/girls) in a time of 2:46.22 and as well as the 1600 (9-10yr/girls) in 5:58.88. Peter Kuebler demonstrated his running skills in the 800m (15-16yr/boys) by running to victory in 2:29.67 and then in the 1600 (15-16yr/boys) in 5:33.77.

Blazer’s showed strong representation in fielding events with long jump victories for Isaiah Morales (9-10yr/boys) with a distance of 11-08.00 and for John Paul Mohun (15-16yr/boys) with a distance of 15-06.50. Shot Putters Celeste Velazquez (13-14yr/girls) threw a winning distance of 30-07.25 and Kade Larson (13-14yr/boys) grab victory by throwing 36-04.75.

The focus and design of the program is to see athletes throughout the Fillmore, Santa Paula, and Piru reach their full potential through positivity, sportsmanship, respect, and love for the sport. The Heritage Valley Blazers would like to thank all the volunteers and coaches for their support in achieving this goal.

Next on the schedule sees the Blazers traveling to Ojai on March 23rd to take on the Ojai Roadrunners.
Please visit our website http://www.hvblazers.org. You can also follow us on Instagram @hvblazers and on Facebook at HV Blazers.

 


 
Fillmore High School Senior Andrea Marruffo participated at the Ventura County vs L. A. County Senior All Star Game on Friday, March 8, at Oaks Christian High School. Andrea saw 40 minutes of game time in the 80 minute game where Ventura County came up on top in a close game with a score of 1-0. Way to go Andrea!!! Photo courtesy Coach Omero Martinez.
Fillmore High School Senior Andrea Marruffo participated at the Ventura County vs L. A. County Senior All Star Game on Friday, March 8, at Oaks Christian High School. Andrea saw 40 minutes of game time in the 80 minute game where Ventura County came up on top in a close game with a score of 1-0. Way to go Andrea!!! Photo courtesy Coach Omero Martinez.
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Fillmore High’s Katrionna Furness took 1st place in the 50 yard free prelims with a 25.33 time, and 3rd place (above) in the finals with a 25.50. The Q Meet was held at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, where Kat swam with her club team, Bueanaventura Swim Club. About a thousand girls participated in the February 16-17 meet.
Fillmore High’s Katrionna Furness took 1st place in the 50 yard free prelims with a 25.33 time, and 3rd place (above) in the finals with a 25.50. The Q Meet was held at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, where Kat swam with her club team, Bueanaventura Swim Club. About a thousand girls participated in the February 16-17 meet.
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Fillmore High Swim Team attended their first meet at Hueneme High on Friday, March 1, 2019. Fillmore High took 3rd place overall.
Fillmore High Swim Team attended their first meet at Hueneme High on Friday, March 1, 2019. Fillmore High took 3rd place overall.
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Pictured (l-r) is the Fillmore High Girls Relay Team: Daisy Santa Rosa, Katrionna Furness, Natalie Couse, and Erin Berrington.
Pictured (l-r) is the Fillmore High Girls Relay Team: Daisy Santa Rosa, Katrionna Furness, Natalie Couse, and Erin Berrington.
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This past weekend at the Veterans Memorial Building, the Fillmore Youth Recreation Basketball Program participated in the End of Season Pizza Party, official last games of the season, and the Fillmore vs. Santa Paula Recreation Program Basketball games! For the record, all of Fillmore’s Youth Recreation Players that we’re able to attend the pizza party on Friday had a great time we hear! Saturday February 23rd was full of excitement as the last official games of the season were played & on Sunday. Santa Paula came to Fillmore. Fillmore won all games against Santa Paula on Sunday, but at the end of the day, all children who played in those games showed sportsmanship & had a morning of fitness. This Sunday, March 3rd, will be the all-stars games at Fillmore Middle School Gym starting at 9am. Be sure to go show your support to the youth this Sunday. Photos courtesy City of Fillmore Instagram page.
This past weekend at the Veterans Memorial Building, the Fillmore Youth Recreation Basketball Program participated in the End of Season Pizza Party, official last games of the season, and the Fillmore vs. Santa Paula Recreation Program Basketball games! For the record, all of Fillmore’s Youth Recreation Players that we’re able to attend the pizza party on Friday had a great time we hear! Saturday February 23rd was full of excitement as the last official games of the season were played & on Sunday. Santa Paula came to Fillmore. Fillmore won all games against Santa Paula on Sunday, but at the end of the day, all children who played in those games showed sportsmanship & had a morning of fitness. This Sunday, March 3rd, will be the all-stars games at Fillmore Middle School Gym starting at 9am. Be sure to go show your support to the youth this Sunday. Photos courtesy City of Fillmore Instagram page.
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Pictured is the Fillmore Raiders Youth Cheer Team which competed in the State Championship in Bakersfield, hosted by JAMZ. The team took 2nd place in the Division 10 Showcheer 1 limited. Photo courtesy Xilo Ochoa.
Pictured is the Fillmore Raiders Youth Cheer Team which competed in the State Championship in Bakersfield, hosted by JAMZ. The team took 2nd place in the Division 10 Showcheer 1 limited. Photo courtesy Xilo Ochoa.
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On Friday-Saturday, February 8 -9 2019, Fillmore wrestlers competed in the Individual SSCIF Wrestling Tournament at Citrus Hill High School in Perris, Ca. Nine Fillmore wrestlers qualified to compete and took 4th place and 2nd moving on to Masters on February 15 – 16 at Cerritos Community College. Pictured (l-r) are Marco “Tony” Ochoa 8TH place at 126 lbs; Abraham Santa Rosa 3rd place at 160 lbs; Adrian Bonilla 5th place at 195 lbs; and David Rivas 6th place at 182 lbs. Abraham and Adrian moved onto Masters. Photos courtesy Coach Jorge Bonilla.
On Friday-Saturday, February 8 -9 2019, Fillmore wrestlers competed in the Individual SSCIF Wrestling Tournament at Citrus Hill High School in Perris, Ca. Nine Fillmore wrestlers qualified to compete and took 4th place and 2nd moving on to Masters on February 15 – 16 at Cerritos Community College. Pictured (l-r) are Marco “Tony” Ochoa 8TH place at 126 lbs; Abraham Santa Rosa 3rd place at 160 lbs; Adrian Bonilla 5th place at 195 lbs; and David Rivas 6th place at 182 lbs. Abraham and Adrian moved onto Masters. Photos courtesy Coach Jorge Bonilla.
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Submitted By Coach Javier Alcaraz, Jr.

Thursday February 7th the Flashes played in the first Round CIF Game Flashes fell short with a final score of 1- 3 Culver City. Goals: Yobany Figueroa 1.

 
On January 25th the Flashes hosted the Malibu Sharks and beat them with a final score of 7 – 0. The Flashes were led by Andrea Marruffo with 3 goals, 3 assist, Ana Covarrubias with 2 goals, 2 assist and Aaliah Alfaro, Breanna Lopez with goal each. Also the Lady Flashes recognized 7 seniors this year pictured above (l-r) seniors Breanna Lopez, Susie Garcia, Cecilia Cisneros, Sophia Garibay, Aaliyah Alfaro, Andrea Marruffo and Aaliyah Lopez. Thank You lady’s for all the memories. Submitted by Head Coach Omero Martinez.
On January 25th the Flashes hosted the Malibu Sharks and beat them with a final score of 7 – 0. The Flashes were led by Andrea Marruffo with 3 goals, 3 assist, Ana Covarrubias with 2 goals, 2 assist and Aaliah Alfaro, Breanna Lopez with goal each. Also the Lady Flashes recognized 7 seniors this year pictured above (l-r) seniors Breanna Lopez, Susie Garcia, Cecilia Cisneros, Sophia Garibay, Aaliyah Alfaro, Andrea Marruffo and Aaliyah Lopez. Thank You lady’s for all the memories. Submitted by Head Coach Omero Martinez.
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The Fillmore Flashes youth football and cheer formerly known as the Fillmore Bears will have sign ups this Friday January 18th at Ameci Pizza from 5-8pm. We are excited to truly represent our community and our high school alma mater by changing our nickname to the Flashes. We are the first youth organization to truly embrace our Fillmore mascot and we look forward to working alongside the current high school coaching staff and all those that have wanted a program that matches the name and colors of our beloved flashes nickname that started in 1913.

Ram Medina, President
Fillmore Flashes
President Pacific Youth
Football League

 

Submitted by Coach Javier Alcaraz, Jr.

Friday, January 11th League Game vs. Nordoff – Flashes Varsity 3-0 Nordhoff - Goals: Yobany Figueroa 2, Alberto Ceja 1; Assist: Ricky Calderon 1, Eric Torres 1; Shutout by GK Eric Lopez.
Record: league 3-2 - Overall Record 11-6-1
Flashes JV 3-1 Nordhoff - Goal: Jonathan Laureano 1; Jose Viellegas 2; Assist: Adrian Quezada 1, Juan Rodriguez 1.

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Wednesday, January 9th League Game vs. Malibu - Flashes Varsity 1-0 Malibu - Goals: Yobany Figueroa 1; Assist: Ricky Calderon; Shutout by GK Eric Lopez.
Record: league 2-2 - Overall Record 10-6-1
Flashes JV 1-2 Malibu
Flashes Frosh 1-3 Santa Paula

 

Submitted by Coach Mark Blankenship

Citrus Coast League Games
1-2-19 - FHS 39, Hueneme 50: The Flashes played extremely well in the league opener before losing to host Hueneme.
Leading for the Flashes: Jake Saviers, 16 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks and 4 steals; Roy Esquivel, 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block and 2 steals; Junior Maldonado, 8 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals.

1-9-19 - FHS 68, Nordhoff 63: The Flashes visited Nordhoff for their second league game. It took two overtimes before the Flashes came away with the Victory. Nordhoff player hit a desperation 3 pointer as time expired to send game to OT. In the first OT it was back and forth with score being tied again after first OT.
In the 2nd OT, the Flashes were able to prevail; Jaysson Carillo hit 2 critical FT’S off the bench for an injured Junior Maldonado to secure the Victory, along with Roy Esquivel hitting timely shots.
Leading for FHS: Roy Esquivel, 24 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, and 3 steals; Julian Lizarraga, 14 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal; Jake Saviers, 15 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 3 steals; Junior Maldonado, 6 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 steals; Ryan Gonzales, 5 points, 4 rebounds.

1-11-19 - FHS 41, Santa Paula 47
The Flashes lost the home league opener to Santa Paula. The Flashes started strong, just couldn’t make the crucial shots down the stretch when needed.
Leading for FHS: Roy Esquivel, 10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal; Junior Maldonado, 15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals; Jake Saviers, 6 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks, 2 steals

1-14-19 - FHS 62, Malibu 43: The visiting Flashes lead the entire game, playing with a renewed focus after dropping Fridays home league game. The contest was fairly close for the first half, then the Flashes turned it on in the second half to bring home the victory.
Leading for Fillmore: Jake Saviers, 20 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 2 steals; Roy Esquivel, 11 points, 7 rebounds, 4 asists, 4 steals; Andres Maldonado, 6 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block, 2 steals; Junior Maldonado, 6 points, 8 rebounds, 1 block, 3 steals; Ryan Gonzales, 6 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals; Julian Lizarraga, 5 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 2 steals; Jaysson Carrillo, and Davis Flores chipped in 3 points apiece, and Brandon Antonsen chipped in 2 points, Flashes are now 2-2 in Citrus Coast league 8-11 overall.

 

Submitted by Coach Javier Alcaraz Jr.

On Friday January 4, 2019 the Flashes played in their first league game against Carpinteria.
Flashes Varsity 2, Carpinteria 0, Goals: Yobany Figueroa 1, Carlos Vargas 1, Assist: Yobany Figueroa 1, Shutout by GK Eric Lopez. Record: league 1-2 Overall Record 9-6-1.
Flashes JV 8 – Carpinteria 0
Flashes Frosh 0 – Carpinteria 2

 

Submitted By Coach Kim Tafoya

The held their first Citrus Coast League opener against Carpinteria on Thursday, January 3rd with a final score of Fillmore 77, Carpinteria 28.

Fillmore Stats:
- Ebony Venegas: 22 Points, 6 Rebounds, 5 Steals, 3 Assists.
- Elisa Ramirez: 16 Points, 11 Rebounds.
- April Lizarraga: 16 Points, 13 Rebounds, 7 Steals, 2 Assists, 2 Blocks.
- Alexis Sanchez: 8 Points, 3 Steals, 4 Assists.
- Jordyn Blankenship: 6 Points.
- Caitlyn Barragan: 6 Points, 8 Rebounds, 3 Assists.
- Emma Ocegueda: 3 Points, 4 Rebounds.

Record Overall 4-10
Citrus Coast League 1-0

 
 

Submitted by Coach Javier Alcaraz Jr.

On Friday, December 28th -29th the Fillmore Flashes played in the Buena Tournament the results are as follows:
Game #1: Flashes 1, Rio Mesa 0. Goal: Yobany Figueroa 1, shutout to Sophomore Fabian Martinez goalkeeper.
Game #2: Flashes 0, Cleveland 1

Saturday, 12/29/18
Game #1: Flashes 2, Oxnard 1. Goals: Yobany Figueroa 1, Marco Reyes 1 game winning goal, Assist: Kevin Weslow. Which allowed the Flashes a chance to play for 5th place in tournament.
5th Place Game: Flashes 2 Palmdale 0. Goals: Yobany Figueroa 2, Assist: Rolando Cabrera, Shutout to Eric Lopez. Overall Record: 8-6-1

 

Submitted by Coach Mark Blankenship

The Fillmore Flashes boy’s basketball competed in the Carpinteria Bashore Classic results from this past weekend as follows:
Thursday, December 13th: Fillmore 29, Thacher 65
The Boys never really got going; cold shooting night, and Thacher was over 60% from the field. Leading for Fillmore: Jonathon Soto, 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, one steal; Julian Lizarraga, 6 points, 4 rebounds; Andres Maldonado, 5 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal.

Friday, December 14th: Fillmore 56, Santa Maria 79
The boys struggle with cold shooting for the second game in a row, and found themselves playing another hot shooting team in the loss. Leading for Fillmore: Roy Esquivel, 12 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal; Andres Maldonado, 8 points, 8 rebounds; Jake Saviers, 10 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 1 steal.

Saturday, December 15th: Fillmore 50, Nordhoff 52
The boys played well throughout the contest, coming up short in the end. It went down to the wire; Flashes just couldn’t find the win. Leading for Fillmore: Roy Esquivel, 14 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals; Jake Saviers, 14 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal; Junior Maldonado, 12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals.

Sunday, December 17th: Fillmore 43, Channel Islands 73
Flashes came out flat, CI came out strong and hard, The Flashes hung in there, just couldn’t get over the hump in this contest. Leading for Fillmore: Jonathon Soto, 16 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals; Julian Lizarraga, 9 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals; Junior Maldonado, 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal.
Fillmore is now 6-9 on the season.