(l-r) Fillmore Youth Brazilian Jiujitsu practitioners Emma Torres, Audrina Alba, Coach Michael Torres, Danny Martinez, and Cris Martine who competed at the Gracie Humaita Jiujitsu Tournament.
(l-r) Fillmore Youth Brazilian Jiujitsu practitioners Emma Torres, Audrina Alba, Coach Michael Torres, Danny Martinez, and Cris Martine who competed at the Gracie Humaita Jiujitsu Tournament.
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Local Fillmore Youth Brazilian Jiujitsu practitioners competed at the Gracie Humaita Jiujitsu Tournament on Saturday, May 19th. The group of local athletes train at Perce's Kenpo Karate studio and are coaches by Black Belt Michael Torres. Results are as follows: Emma Torres - 1st place in Youth Girls; Audrina Alba 3rd place in Youth Girls: Cristian Martinez - 3rd place in Youth Boys and Danny Martinez - 4th place in Youth Boys. For more information on youth & adult classes please call or text: 805-443-8501.

 


 
On Saturday, May 23rd, Fillmore Little League hosted a free Summer Slam - Homerun Derby. This was their first annual event which drew 90 participants and Master of Ceremonies, David Morales “Coach Mucho”, of Fillmore. The winners received free registration, Dicks Sporting Goods gift card, and a trophy. Pictured above and below are this year’s winners. (Above) Santiago Herrera for T-Ball division. Photos courtesy Fillmore Little League.
On Saturday, May 23rd, Fillmore Little League hosted a free Summer Slam - Homerun Derby. This was their first annual event which drew 90 participants and Master of Ceremonies, David Morales “Coach Mucho”, of Fillmore. The winners received free registration, Dicks Sporting Goods gift card, and a trophy. Pictured above and below are this year’s winners. (Above) Santiago Herrera for T-Ball division. Photos courtesy Fillmore Little League.
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Kasen Spiker for Coaches Pitch division.
Kasen Spiker for Coaches Pitch division.
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Caleb Salazar for Minor B division.
Caleb Salazar for Minor B division.
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Adan Herrera for Minor A division.
Adan Herrera for Minor A division.
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Ivan Contreras for Majors division.
Ivan Contreras for Majors division.
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Jose Chavez for Junior’s Division.
Jose Chavez for Junior’s Division.
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Pictured are the Fillmore High School Swim Team seniors (l-r); George Mooradian, Olivia Palazuelos, Mayra Caldera, Zoe Avila, Ethan Gray, and Eduardo Rodriguez who will be graduating FHS this year. Photo courtesy Kelly Myers. Fillmore’s Yazmeen Gonzalez has qualified for CIF DIV 4 Swim Championship and will compete Saturday, May 29th, in Rancho Santa Margarita. Photo Courtesy Kelly Myers.
Pictured are the Fillmore High School Swim Team seniors (l-r); George Mooradian, Olivia Palazuelos, Mayra Caldera, Zoe Avila, Ethan Gray, and Eduardo Rodriguez who will be graduating FHS this year. Photo courtesy Kelly Myers. Fillmore’s Yazmeen Gonzalez has qualified for CIF DIV 4 Swim Championship and will compete Saturday, May 29th, in Rancho Santa Margarita. Photo Courtesy Kelly Myers.
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Fillmore High’s Tyler Gray swimming breaststroke in meet against Malibu this past Friday.
Fillmore High’s Tyler Gray swimming breaststroke in meet against Malibu this past Friday.
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Courtesy Cindy Blatt

Friday, May 21, 2021
JV Girls (Fillmore 60 – Malibu – 13)
Anahi Hernandez won the 100 yd. Individual Medley and the 50 yd. Breaststroke. Gabi Herrera won the 100 yd. Freestyle. Guadalupe Heredia won the 50 yd. Backstroke. Fillmore girls won the 200 yd. Medley Relay and the 200 yd. Freestyle Relay – Gabi Herrera, Anahi Hernandez, Emma Myers, Guadalupe Heredia, and Daniela Bolanos.

Varsity Girls (Fillmore 39 - Malibu 90)
Yazmeen Gonzalez won the 200 yd. Freestyle (2:20.96) and the 100 yd. Breaststroke in 1:22.07, a CIF Consideration time. Mayra Caldera was 2nd in the 200 yd. Freestyle in 2:32.09, a CIF Consideration time and the 500 yd. Freestyle in 7:05.43. The Varsity girls won the 200 yd. Freestyle Relay in 2:05.38 (Gonzalez, Olivia Palazuelos, Carmen Orozco, Zoe Avila).

Varsity Boys (Fillmore 37 - Malibu 89)
Eduardo Rodriguez won the 50 yd. Freestyle (24.77), a CIF Consideration time and the 100 yd. Freestyle in 55.39, a CIF Consideration time.

FHS swimmers had many personal best times swimming against a very competitive Malibu. Fillmore also honored our Seniors.

Next Up: Yazmeen Gonzalez has qualified in the 100 yd. Breaststroke for the 2021 CIFSS Swimming Championships on Saturday, May 29 at Santa Margarita Aquatic Center. Meet start time is 9:00AM. No spectators. Watch live NFHSnetwork.com and swimmeetlive.com.

 


 

Courtesy Kim Tafoya

On Thursday, May 13th Fillmore Flashes Girls Basketball defeated Carpinteria with a final score Fillmore- 61, Carpinteria- 27. Fillmore High School highlights: Ebony Venegas- 35 points, 20 rebounds, 7 assists, Alyssa Ocegueda- 12 points, and Emma Ocegueda- 10 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists.

Friday, May 14th the Flashes fell short to Trinity High with a final score Fillmore - 42, Trinity – 53. Fillmore Highlights: Zoie Isom- 12 points, Ebony Venegas- 11 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists. Citrus Coast League: 4-2, Overall: 4-3.
For more update and information visit https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/fillmore-flashes-(fillmore,ca)/girls-basketball/schedule.htm.

 


 

Courtesy Javier Alcaraz

On Thursday, May 13th the Fillmore Flashes Boys Soccer team hosted the First Round CIF and defeated South Torrance with as final score Fillmore 3-1 South Torrance. Game highlights are as follows: John Laureano (1 goal), Arnulfo Zepeda (1 goal), Adrian Quezada (1 goal), Adrian Quezada (1 Assist) and Michael Garibay (1 Assist). Fillmore advanced to the second round of the CIF Playoffs and competed against Santa Monica.

On Saturday, May 15th after a long hard fought game the Flashes fell short to Santa Monica with a final score Fillmore 2-4 Santa Monica. Games highlights: Julio Suarez (1 goal) and Own goal (1 goal). The Flashes finished their 2021 season with an Overall record 10-3-1.

 
On Thursday, May 13th your League Champions Boys Varsity Soccer team will host South Torrance in the first round
of CIF at 4:30pm. The entrance is unlimited so if the community could come support us, it would mean a lot to your
Flashes team. Spread the word and let's fill that stadium up with blue! Don't forget your face mask. Photo courtesy
Fillmore Flashes Soccer Facebook page.
On Thursday, May 13th your League Champions Boys Varsity Soccer team will host South Torrance in the first round of CIF at 4:30pm. The entrance is unlimited so if the community could come support us, it would mean a lot to your Flashes team. Spread the word and let's fill that stadium up with blue! Don't forget your face mask. Photo courtesy Fillmore Flashes Soccer Facebook page.
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Courtesy Javier Alcaraz

Fillmore Boys Varsity defeated Carpinteria in a league game this past Wednesday, May 5th, with a final score Fillmore 2-0 Carpinteria. Highlights for the game are as follows: Diego Alcaraz (1 goal), Kevin Weslow (1 goal), Arnulfo Zepeda (1 Assist) and Goal Keeper Shutout for Eugene Serna. Team’s league record 9-1; Overall record 9-2-1.

Next Scheduled game is set for Thursday, May 13th at 4:30pm and is first round of CIF for the Southern Section 2021 Boys Soccer to be held in Fillmore against South Torrance, California. For updates and details visit https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/fillmore-flashes-(fillmore,ca)/soccer-winter/schedule.htm.

 

Courtesy Cindy Blatt

From May 5th, 2021
Varsity Boys
Fillmore High School 52 / Santa Paula High School 27
Eduardo Rodriguez won the 200 yd. Freestyle in 2:12.35, a CIF Consideration time. He also won the 100 yd. Freestyle in 55.93, a CIF Consideration time. The Fillmore boys 200 yd. Freestyle Relay (Rodriguez, Tyler Gray, George Mooradian and Ethan Gray) swam a 1:46.29, a CIF Consideration time and new School Record. The Varsity boys also won the 200 yd. Medley relay in 2:10.76 (E. Gray, Rodriguez, T. Gray and Omar Aguilar)

Varsity Girls
Fillmore High School 57 / Santa Paula High School 67
Yazmeen Gonzalez won the 200 yd. Freestyle in 2:19.98, a CIF Consideration time. She also won the 100 yd. Breaststroke in 1:22.90, a CIF Consideration time. Yazmeen also swam a personal best and CIF Consideration time in the 50 yd. Freestyle leadoff leg of the 200 yd. Freestyle relay. Mayra Caldera won the 500 yd. Freestyle in 7:06.71. Carmen Orozco had an outstanding swim in her 2nd place finish in the 100 yd. Freestyle in a personal best time of 1:13.66. The Varsity Girls won the 200 yd. Freestyle Relay in 2:04.89 (Gonzalez, Orozco, Olivia Palazuelos and Zoe Avila). They also won the 400 yd. Freestyle Relay in 4:51.96 (Avila, Caldera, Palazuelos, Gonzalez).

JV Girls
Fillmore High School 45 / Santa Paula High School 22
Anahi Hernandez was a double winner in the 100 yd. Individual Medley (1:50.18) and the 50 yd. Breaststroke (48.74), both personal best times. Guadalupe Heredia won the 50 yd. Freestyle (37.25), in her first swim meet. She is the only freshman on the team. Emma Myers won the 50 yd. Butterfly and was second in the 50 yd. Backstroke. Daniela Bolanos won the 100 yd. Freestyle in 1:33.11, a personal best time. The JV Girls won the 200 yd. Freestyle relay (2:49.01) (Heredia, Bolanos, Hernandez, Myers).

Next swim meet is at home vs. Malibu High School on Wednesday, May 12th at 3pm.

 

Courtesy Kim Tafoya

On May 6th, the Fillmore Girls Basketball team defeated longtime rival Santa Paula with a final score Fillmore 53 - Santa Paula 50. Games highlights are as follows: Emma Ocegueda- 21 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals; Ebony Venegas- 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal; Amani Hooker- 6 points, 1 steal.

Fillmore’s next game is set for Thursday, May 13th at 7pm in Fillmore. For updates and information visit https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/fillmore-flashes-(fillmore,ca)/girls-basketball/schedule.htm.

 

Courtesy Candace Vigil

Fillmore vs. Carpinteria
On Thursday, April 29th, Flashes Boys Volleyball played against Carpinteria - scores and stats are as follows: game 1: 15-25 (Loss), game 2: 10-25 (Loss), game 3 : 15-25 (Loss); Yahir Cerda had 3 aces, 5 digs, and 3 block; Eddie Gamez had 10 digs, 6 kills, and 5 blocks; Robert Moreno had 10 digs, 2 aces, and 3 kills. The teams League record is 0-4, overall record 0-5. For more updates and info visit www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/fillmore-flashes-(fillmore,ca)/boys-volleyball/schedule.htm

 

Courtesy Javier Alcaraz

Fillmore vs. Nordhoff
On Wednesday, April 28th, Fillmore Flashes Boys Varsity Soccer played a league game against Nordhoff, winning with a final score 4-2. Game stats are as follows: Adrian Quezada (1 goal), Diego Alcaraz (1 goal), Jared Ramos (1 goal); Adrian Quezada (1 assist) and Julio Suarez (1 assist).

Fillmore vs. Hueneme
On Friday, April 30th, Flashes Varsity played a league game against Hueneme High and defeated them with a final score 1-0. Games stats are as follows: Adrian Quezada (1 goal) and Goalkeeper Eugene Serna shutout 0 goals allowed.

Fillmore vs. Santa Paula
On Monday, May 3rd, Flashes JV lost to Santa Paula with a final score 0-6. Varsity played in a league game against Santa Paula and won with a final score 4-0. Game stats are as follows: Jeffrey Medina (1 goal), Arnulfo Zepeda (1 goal), Jonathan Laureano (1 goal), Julio Suarez (1 goal), Michael Garibay (1 assist), Arnulfo Zepeda (1 assist) and Adolfo Garza (2 assist). Shutout Goalkeepers: Eugene Serna and Arturo Prado. The teams league record is 8-1, and overall they are 8-2-1. For updates and more information visit www.maxpreps. com/high-schools/fillmoreflashes-(fillmore)/soccerwinter/schedule.htm

 

Courtesy Kim Tafoya

On Thursday, April 29th, Fillmore Flashes Girls Basketball team defeated Carpinteria High in a league game with a final score of 69-26. Game highlights are as follows: Ebony Venegas- 23 points, 7 rebounds, 6 steals, and 6 assists, Emma Ocegueda- 23 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist and Zoie Isom- 9 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Fillmore’s Citrus Coast League Record 1-2, overall 1-2. Next game is set for Thursday, May 6th, at 7pm in Santa Paula. For updates and information visit www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/fillmore-flashes-(fillmore,ca)/girls-basketball/schedule.htm.

 

Courtesy Kim Tafoya

The Fillmore girl’s basketball hosted Nordhoff High Tuesday, April 27th after a hard fought game the fell short to Nordhoff with a score of 53-51. The team’s record overall is 0-2. Game highlights: Ebony Venegas- 15 points, 15 rebounds, 7 steals, and 5 assists; Amani Hooker- 13 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists; Zoie Isom- 10 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 blocks.

The next scheduled game is set for Tuesday, May 4th 7pm against Hueneme. Schedule is subject to change visit https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/fillmore-flashes-(fillmore,ca)/girls-basketball/schedule.htm for more information.

 

Courtesy Candace Vigial

Fillmore vs. Malibu
On Thursday, April 22nd, Fillmore High Boys Volleyball played against Malibu High. School Scores and stats are as follows: 1st game: 10-25 (Loss), 2nd game: 13-25 (Loss), 3rd game: 14-25 (Loss); Eddie Gamez had 5 digs, 10 kills, and 2 blocks; Favian Martinez had 3 aces and 17 assists.

Fillmore vs. Nordhoff
Tuesday, April 27th the Flashes took on Nordhoff High scores are as follows: 1st game: 25-20 (win), 2nd game: 20-25 (loss), 3rd game: 15-25 (loss), 4th game: 25-22 (win), 5th game: 9-15 (loss); Eddie Gamez had 10 digs, 14 kills, and 8 blocks; Antonio Cisneros had 15 digs, 6 kills, and 2 blocks; Robert Moreno had 15 digs, and 3 kills.

 

Courtesy Javier Alcaraz

Fillmore vs. Carpinteria
On Wednesday, April 21, Flashes Varsity defeated Carpinteria in a league game with final score 4-0. Game stats are as follows: Kevin Weslow (3 goals); Michael Garibay (1 goal); Jonathan Laureano (2 assist); Jared Ramos (1 assist).

Fillmore vs. Malibu
On Friday, April 23, Boys Varsity took on Malibu and defeated them with a final score 3-1. Game stats are as follows: Kevin Weslow (1 goal); Adrian Quezada (1 goal); Own (1 goal); Jonathan Laureano (1 assist). The teams league record 5-1, Overall record 5-2-1. For updates and more information visit https://www.maxpreps. com/high-schools/fillmoreflashes-(fillmore)/soccerwinter/schedule.htm

 
(above) Fillmore Flashes team up to take down a Ranger player as he tries to make his way past the Flashes defense. On Friday, April 16th, Fillmore Flashes hosted their last game of the 2021 football season against Nordhoff High School. The Flashes played hard but fell short losing to Nordhoff 8-28. The Flashes finished the season 1-4 overall. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
(above) Fillmore Flashes team up to take down a Ranger player as he tries to make his way past the Flashes defense. On Friday, April 16th, Fillmore Flashes hosted their last game of the 2021 football season against Nordhoff High School. The Flashes played hard but fell short losing to Nordhoff 8-28. The Flashes finished the season 1-4 overall. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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Courtesy Candace Vigil

On Thursday, April 15th, the Flashes Boys Volleyball team took on Hueneme High School - the stats and scores are as follows: 1st game 23-25 (Loss), 2nd game 24-26 (Loss) and 3rd game 22-25 (Loss). Game stats: Brandynn Carrillo had 4 aces and 5 kills; Yahir Cerda had 4 aces 6 kills, and Isaac Weslow had 8 kills and 5 blocks. Fillmore will travel to Malibu and take on the Sharks @ 4pm, Thursday, April 22nd, and on Tuesday, April 27th. The Flashes will host Nordhoff High at 4pm. Schedule subject to change. For more information visit https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/fillmore-flashes-(fillmore,ca)/boys-volleyball/schedule.htm.

 

Courtesy Javier Alcaraz

Fillmore vs. Hueneme
On Wednesday, April 14th the boys soccer team traveled to Hueneme High School to take on the Vikings. Flashes Varsity defeated the Vikings in a League game with a final score 2-0. Varsity game stats: Adolfo Garza (1 goal); Kevin Weslow (1 goal); Jonathan Laureano (2Assists) and Goal Keeper Eugene Serna (0 goals scored).

Fillmore vs. Santa Paula
Fillmore played Santa Paula in a League game on Friday, April 16th. Flashes JV tied with Santa Paula with a final score 0-0. And after a hard fought game Flashes Varsity lost to the Cardinals with a final score 1-2. Varsity game stats: Adrian Quezada (1 goal); Michael Garibay (1 Assist). Teams League Record 3-1; Overall Record 3-2-1.

The next game is set for Friday, April 23rd home against Malibu at 6pm. Schedule subject to change. For more info visit https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/fillmore-flashes-(fillmore,ca)/soccer-winter/schedule.htm.

 
On Friday, April 9th, the Fillmore Flashes hosted Royal High School for a non-conference game but fell short with a final score 35-6. This Friday, April 16th, at 7pm, the Flashes will host Nordhoff High School for a league game. Fillmore’s league record is 0-2, overall record is 1-3. Game time and location are subject to change.
On Friday, April 9th, the Fillmore Flashes hosted Royal High School for a non-conference game but fell short with a final score 35-6. This Friday, April 16th, at 7pm, the Flashes will host Nordhoff High School for a league game. Fillmore’s league record is 0-2, overall record is 1-3. Game time and location are subject to change.
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On Thursday, 3 distance runners traveled to Simi Valley to compete in this years first opportunity to run in an actual meet. The last time they set foot on the oval in a competitive race was a little more than a year ago at the 805 Distance Classic in Ventura on the Buena High School track on February 22nd.

The Simi Valley invitation was contested on two days Thursday and Saturday, with Fillmore athletes competing on Thursday in the 1600 meter race and the 3200 meter race.

Alianna was the sole Fillmore competitor in the 3rd heat of the Rated race. There were 103 competitors in this race, grouped into one of three ability heats. Prior to this race, her personal best in the 1600 meters was a good 5:56.30 established on March 7, 2020 at the Don Green Invitational. At this meet, Alianna started at about mid pack, worked herself into the lead by the second lap and finished a strong second for a personal best of 5:47.83. This was a little more than a 2 second improvement per lap.

Michael Camilo Torres and Fabian Del Villar both competed in the top distance race of the day, the Invitational 3200 meter race. There was a total of 30 select competitors in this event. Prior to this race Camilo had posted a best time of 10:06.52 established on April 18th 2019 at the Ventura County Championships. Fabi’s best was a 9:35.84 in the 3200, established on April 5th 2019 at the Tiger Invite in Pasadena. On a cool Thursday night, both boys ran away with personal best Fabi ran among the top three during most of the race, and even took the lead for several laps before finishing in 4th place in an excellent early season time of 9:25.45. Camilo ran among the top 7 and finished in 9th place, torching his way to a 9:42.50. Both boys ran an excellent race establishing a new personal best.

It was a great way to start the track season for these three athletes. In the prior months leading up to this meet, we were off and on with the uncertainty that has been difficult for all of us. It was nice to attend a meet and compete, and nice that our athletes were On tonight. Wishing you the best.

Fillmore Coaching Staff

 
On Saturday, April 3rd, Fillmore hosted the 109th meeting of longtime rival the Santa Paula Cardinals. Both teams have waited over nearly 2 1/2 years since their last meeting. The rivalry began back to 1924 and the teams have played every year minus 1942 due to World War II and 1968 due to scheduling issues. The Maria Fire, which started near South Mountain road in Santa Paula back in 2019, forced the teams to cancel the game and in 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic hit and delayed the meeting nearly six months into 2021. After a hard fought game, the Flashes fell short to Santa Paula with a final score 28-16. The Flashes league record is 0-2, overall 1-2. The Flashes next game is scheduled for Friday, April 9th at 7pm at Fillmore High, where they will take on Royal High School. Game time and location are subject to change. For updates visit https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/fillmore-flashes-(fillmore,ca)/football/home.htm. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
On Saturday, April 3rd, Fillmore hosted the 109th meeting of longtime rival the Santa Paula Cardinals. Both teams have waited over nearly 2 1/2 years since their last meeting. The rivalry began back to 1924 and the teams have played every year minus 1942 due to World War II and 1968 due to scheduling issues. The Maria Fire, which started near South Mountain road in Santa Paula back in 2019, forced the teams to cancel the game and in 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic hit and delayed the meeting nearly six months into 2021. After a hard fought game, the Flashes fell short to Santa Paula with a final score 28-16. The Flashes league record is 0-2, overall 1-2. The Flashes next game is scheduled for Friday, April 9th at 7pm at Fillmore High, where they will take on Royal High School. Game time and location are subject to change. For updates visit https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/fillmore-flashes-(fillmore,ca)/football/home.htm. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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