Ventura County, Calif, May 21, 2010 - Registration opens May 24 for the 2010 NBVC Point Mugu Surf Contest Presented by Quiksilver at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), Point Mugu. The third annual contest is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21-22. The event is open to the public with free admission and parking.

Open registration is on www.active.com. There are five divisions: Active Duty Military Men, Open Women/Military Women, Young Guns (17 and under), Bodyboard, and Open Men. Entry fees are $20 for active duty military and $100 for civilians. Entries will be accepted in the order received on a space available basis. No early entries will be accepted. Advanced registration is required; there will be no day of contest entries accepted.

The two day contest features vendor and food booths and live music. Quiksilver professionals will perform an Expression Session prior to the Sunday Finals.

This is an opportunity to access one of Southern California’s best surfing locations. This particular surfing area off the coast of Point Mugu faces in a south direction which gives it a unique wave. The South swell, submarine canyon, and sandbars cause waves to break differently and bigger than at other beaches.

For sponsorship and vendor opportunities please send an email to NBVC_MWR_MARKETING.FCT@NAVY.MIL with your contact information.

Additional information can be found at the Naval Base Ventura County web site: www.cnic.navy.mil/ventura or on Facebook titled NBVC Point Mugu, Port Hueneme and San Nicolas Island.

 


 

On Thursday, May 13th the Lady Flashes Varsity softball team wrapped up their regular season with a nail biter of a game against St. Bonnie, beating them 2-1. The pre game ceremony honoring the seniors started the game with farewells to the 7 young ladies who will be graduating in June. They are Brianna Martinez, Tori Perez, Kelsey MacDonald, Rebecca Vassaur, Amanda Alamillo, Nadia Lomeli, and Kellsie McLain. The team was fired up and ready to win this game, this was a must win situation for both teams to make it to the 2010 CIF playoffs. Lilah Duran started on the mound pitching a great game holding St. Bonnie to only 1 run. McLain closed the game taking the mound in the 5th inning with 2 runners on, no outs , and the # 3,4,and 5 hitters coming up. McLain and the defense were able to stop these players from getting on base, and put them all out,. Going into the 6th inning the score was tied 1-1, McLain was on 1st by a walk with 1 out, Heidi Hinklin gets on base by beating a throw to first and moving McLain over. Chellie Arreguin comes up and grounds out to second but moves our runners over to second and third. With 2 outs Lomeli comes up and hits a single up the middle scoring McLain, and the Lady Flashes go up by one run. Now the top of the 7th inning is here, and the Flashes need just 3 outs. With 2 outs and a runner on 2nd base MacDonald makes a game saving throw to home plate from left field. The runner on second had stolen third base, and then attempted to steal home on an overthrow to 3rd base. The support of the community was amazing at the game, there were so many fans that people had to stand shoulder to shoulder. What a great way for the team to end their regular season play! The Lady Flashes will now head to CIF playoffs next week.

Fillmore JV Softball Final Season Game
May 13th, 2010 Fillmore vs St. Bonventure, Lady Flashes JV defeated the Seraphs for the 2nd time this season 7 - 3 . Game highlights include: Hitting a double each were, Paula Laureano, Candace Stines, and Karrinna Carrillo. Mary Ortiz went 3 for 3 at the plate hitting singles against both the Bonne pitchers. Pitcher Marissa Vasquez pitched 3 innings and hit 2 singles offensively. Pitcher Amber Magana came in the 4th inning and struck out 5 batters and gave up only one hit to close the game for the Flashes.

 


 
Fillmore Flashes swim team competed in the Frontier League Championship last Wednesday, May 5th.
Fillmore Flashes swim team competed in the Frontier League Championship last Wednesday, May 5th.
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Flashes Varsity Softball Win Again!
With Lilah Duran (Varsity) on the mound the Lady Flashes win against Santa Clara 8-2. Duran pitched a great game giving up only 2 runs. Samantha Wokal was 3 for 3 at the plate, and Nadia Lomeli hit a triple helping with the lead over Santa Clara. Heidi Hinklin had 2 singles with Kennedy Smith, Chellie Arreguine, Amanda Alamillo, Kelsey MacDonald and Janessa Lopez all having singles too. The Santa Clara team started the game honoring all seniors on both teams. The Lady Flashes seniors were presented with flowers from the Santa Clara seniors. This was a very nice gesture from an opposing team.

Fillmore JV Softball vs. Oak Park Eagles 5/6/10
Flashes win 4 - 3 at Oak Park last Thursday. Game Highlights : Amber Magana (pitcher) 2 singles , Marissa Vasquez(3B) 1 outfield single , Mary Ortiz(1B) 1 double , 1 single , 3 RBI's . Catcher Karinna Carrillo caught the entire game allowing only one pass ball.

 


 

The Fillmore Flashes Varsity Baseball team playes the Oak Park Eagles last week, splitting the games.
The first game was high scoring for both teams but ended in a 14-9 loss for Fillmore. Tim Medina pitched 4 innings and was relieved by Cody Farrar. Johnny Magana and Andres Robles both went 2 for 2 at bat. Robert Martinez went 3 for 4 and Sal Ibarra hit a double. The Flashes battled but came up short.

The second game was played at home and resulted in a 10-5 victory for Fillmore. The Flashes offense was strong with Quinn Keller going 2 for 3. Tanner Carpenter went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs. Sal Ibarra contributed with a double. Carpenter pitched 7 innings for a complete game.

 


 
Tanner Carpenter waiting for the pitch in the game against Bishop Diego.
Tanner Carpenter waiting for the pitch in the game against Bishop Diego.
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Quinn Keller gets caught in a run down between first and second base. After several throws back and fourth Keller successfully steals second and on the next pitch steals third. Fillmore lost to Bishop Diego 5-2.
Quinn Keller gets caught in a run down between first and second base. After several throws back and fourth Keller successfully steals second and on the next pitch steals third. Fillmore lost to Bishop Diego 5-2.
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Boys & Girls Club, 565 First St.
Saturday, May 8th 10:00 am to 3:00pm, Wednesday, May 19th 6:00 to 9:00pm, Saturday, May 22nd 10:00 am to 3:00pm. Cost is $95 per child ($110 after 5/22). Birth Certificate is required at registration. For more info call Linda 338-8275.

 

Anna Maldonado, a Junior at Fillmore High School, competed in the Ventura County Special Olympics Track Meet on May 2, 2010 held at Agoura Hills High School. She won a gold medal in the 100 meter dash, a gold in the 200 meter dash, and a gold in the running long jump. Anna and her Special Education class at Fillmore High School will be competing in the Special Olympics at Nordoff High School on May 22. Anna is looking forward to adding more medals to her collection.

 

Fillmore Youth Football will be holding a final registration opportunity on Wednesday, May 12th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the back room of the Veterans Memorial Building. The cost is $190 for the first player, a $20 discount to second sibling and $10 to each sibling thereafter. If you are interested in playing but unable to attend that night, please contact John Holladay at 797-6804.

 
Friday, April 16th, F.H.S. Track competed against Carpinteria. Final score, Boys Varsity - Carp 65, FHS
29, Girls Varsity - Carp 64, FHS 38, Boys F/S - Carp 39, FHS 58, and Girls J.V. - Carp 31 - FHS 69.
Friday, April 16th, F.H.S. Track competed against Carpinteria. Final score, Boys Varsity - Carp 65, FHS 29, Girls Varsity - Carp 64, FHS 38, Boys F/S - Carp 39, FHS 58, and Girls J.V. - Carp 31 - FHS 69.
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The Fillmore Flashes Varsity Baseball team played the Malibu Sharks twice last week, splitting the games.

The first game was a 2-1 loss after a much disputed call on the third out of the last inning, which, had the call gone the other way, would have resulted in a 3-2 victory for Fillmore.
Tim Medina pitched a complete game, holding the Sharks to just 2 runs. Adrian Zavala went 2 for 2 at bat, Tanner Carpenter bounced one over the left field fence for a ground rule double and the lone RBI. Quinn Keller got the only other hit for the Flashes.

The second game was played at Fillmore and resulted in an 8-3 victory for the Flashes.
Sal Ibarra led the offense in this game going 2 for 3. In the third inning Ibarra banged one over the right field fence and on to the track. This led a seven hit game for Fillmore.
Tanner Carpenter pitched 6 innings giving up one unearned run. Garrett Reilley and Cody Farrar closed out the game in the seventh inning.

 

Thursday, April 22nd was a great day for the Lady Flashes Varsity Softball team, for the second time they beat Fillmore's #1 rivals the Santa Paula Cardinals 7-1. Four pitchers took the mound for the Flashes all pitching strong innings. Lilah Duran started things with Brianna Martinez and Kellsie McLain taking the middle of the game and Kianna Tarango closing. On our offensive side we had Nadia Lomeli hitting 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI's and Kellsie McLain going 2-3 hitting 2 singles and 1 RBI. Also, contributing was Samantha Wokal, Amanda Alamillo and Tori Perez each with a single. The Lady Flashes have a big week ahead of them with four games against strong opponents.

 

One of the most active community groups working with Fillmore High School every year is the Fillmore High School Athletic Booster Club. This group supports our pep squad as well as athletics for all 15 athletic teams featured at the High School level.

The F.H.S. Athletic Booster Club distributes over $30,000+ towards sports at FHS each year. Through their various activities, fundraisers and sporting events they are able to raise money that in turn, helps us to support all the athletic teams.

Without an active and support driven Booster Club we cannot improve, introduce or even maintain existing athletic programs offered at F.H.S. So how do you help? Even if it’s just a “Member-At-Large”, please consider serving as a Booster Club board member for the 2010/11 school year. An election to select next year’s board will be held. Monday, May 3rd at 6:30pm, at the Fillmore High School Library.

 

Fillmore High School Swim Team will be hosting the 2010 Frontier League Swimming Championships at the Fillmore Aquatic Center. Prelims will be held on Wednesday, May 5th and Finals will be held on Friday, May 7th. Meet begins at 2:00 PM on both days.

There will be six high school swim teams competing in JV girls and boys and Varsity girls and boys events. Frontier League schools include Fillmore, Carpinteria, Nordhoff, Santa Clara and Villanova. Cate School will be participating at Prelims as a guest school. Come support the Fillmore High School swim team at this very exciting and fast swim meet. There is likely to be many CIF time standards achieved.

 

The Lady Flashes varsity team had a split week with 1 win and 1 loss. On Wednesday, April 14th they had a big win against Channel Islands beating them 10-1. Kianna Tarango will take the win on the mound giving up only 1 hit and pitching a shut out. Lilah Duran finished things up doing a great job of closing the game. Our offense was pretty spread out for this game with Samantha Wokal hitting 2 for 2 with a double and 2 RBI's and Chellie Arrequn having a double. Heidi Hinklin, Amanda Allamillo, and Kelsey MacDonald all had siingles with RBI's while Nadia Lomeli and Tori Perez contributed with singles also. The next day Thursday, April 15th the Lady Flashes took a hard loss to La Reina lossing 5-0. The ladies offense and defense both decided not to show up for that game getting only 3 hits and making to many errors. Heidi Hinklin went 1 for 3 with a double and Chellie Arreguin went 2 for 3 with a double and a single. The Lady's will get another chance at La Reina later in athe season, hopefully they will have a better outing.

 

The Teams met on April 14th, 2010 in Fillmore. The Lady Flashes easily defeated the Lady Raiders 18 - 0 . Game highlights include pitchers Amber Magana and Marissa Vasquez sharing a no hitter. Defensively - Karinna Carrillo (catcher), Amber Magana (pitcher), Briana Garcia (3B), and Mary Ortiz (1B) all hitting long ball doubles deep into the outfield . The JV season has only two home games to go : 4/28 vs.Santa Barbara , and 5/13 vs.St. Bonaventure.

 

Fillmore's varsity baseball team has been trying to get a 20 ft. storage container removed from the dugout area of the field. Due to it's location it presented an eyesore and a hazard to the players. Heavy equipment could not go on the field due to the newly installed underground irrigation system dispersing reclaimed city water. The container would have to be lifted over the fence then moved to a location near the gymnasium. George Real of Piru, a 35 year retiree from OST, was contacted and he in turn contacted both OST and Ventura Crane. They both agreed to help and it was decided that which ever company had a job in the Fillmore area first would do the job.
OST showed up Tuesday afternoon and got the job done. Jim LeBard from Fillmore Rentals provided the transport trailer to make the move to the gym. THANK YOU to George Real, OST Crane and Fillmore Equipment Rentals.

 

Fillmore youth football is actively looking for coaches for the 2010 football season. If you are interested in coaching, either football or cheer, applications are available online at www.fillmoreyouthfootball.com or by contacting John Holladay at 797-6804.

 
Piru Youth Sports Opening Ceremonies first pitch. Pictured (l-r) Mr. Fernando Vancini, Mr. Gil Escoto, Mrs. JoAnn Torres, Mr. Danny Ramirez and Mr. Hector Sanchez. Photo courtesy Heritage Valley Studios.
Piru Youth Sports Opening Ceremonies first pitch. Pictured (l-r) Mr. Fernando Vancini, Mr. Gil Escoto, Mrs. JoAnn Torres, Mr. Danny Ramirez and Mr. Hector Sanchez. Photo courtesy Heritage Valley Studios.
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Local Group of Volunteers Organize Sports League that Serves 168 Piru Youth
Piru held their opening ceremonies last Saturday. Above catcher Freddy Hurtado (Red Sox) and hitter Brendon Baker (Dodgers) show how it is done.
Piru held their opening ceremonies last Saturday. Above catcher Freddy Hurtado (Red Sox) and hitter Brendon Baker (Dodgers) show how it is done.
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On Saturday, April 10 Piru Youth Sports held it’s opening ceremonies which kicked off a full day of games. This marked the beginning of a 10-week long youth baseball season for the kids of Piru.

Piru Youth Sports board member JoAnn Torres introduced the leagues, (Tiny T-bal, T-ball/Coach Pitch and Baseball) the 13 teams and volunteer coaches. Then the first pitch was thrown by Piru Youth Sports Board member Fernando Vancini and caught by Piru Youth Sports supporter and volunteer Hector Sanchez.

Piru Youth Sports began in January 2009 as a group of community members recognized that many families in Piru have limited resources to involve their children in athletics outside of the community, and that there were no athletic programs available within Piru. With the intention of getting the kids of Piru off the couch and out of trouble, in two months, 30 volunteers formed Piru Youth Sports. During the 2009 season, 90 kids played baseball and soccer with donated equipment. Volunteers from Piru stepped up to be coaches, umpires, stat keepers, score keepers, announcers, do field maintenance and cook at games. This year looks to be a big growth year for the organization as 168 kids are currently playing baseball. The Soccer season this fall is sure to be just as popular.

Piru Youth Sports is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. PYS is not affiliated with any other local, state or national league or organization, so all donations stay in Piru. Current needs are: Cash donations, equipment bags (soccer and baseball), batting cage and nets, electronic ball thrower/launcher, practice equipment (bats, balls, batting helmets), soccer goals.

The Board of Directors are: Mr. Gil Escoto, Mr. Luis Lechuga, Mr. Danny Ramirez, Mr. Jimmy Sanchez, Mrs. JoAnn Torres, Mr. Tomas Torres and Mr. Fernando Vancini.

Support the kids of Piru! See our website for the game schedule. All games take place at One River Field, Warring Park, 802 Orchard Street in Piru.

 
Sal Ibarra above runs back to the base to avoid an out. Fillmore played Santa Paula Wednesday, April 7th. Fillmore beat Santa Paula 4-3. Tim Medina (record 2-2) was the winning pitcher. Medina pitched 5 innings allowing 3 runs. Cody Farrar finished allowing only one hit. Christian Conaway was 2 for 3. Farrar hit a double. On April 9th, Fillmore played Santa Paula, Fillmore came out on top 11-4. Tanner Carpenter (record 4-2) was the winning pitcher. Carpenter pitched 5 innings allowing two runs. Garrett Reilly finished the game. Conaway was 3 for 3, Sal Ibarra was 3 for 3 with a double, triple and 2 RBI’s. Fillmore’s record 7-6. League 1-3.
Sal Ibarra above runs back to the base to avoid an out. Fillmore played Santa Paula Wednesday, April 7th. Fillmore beat Santa Paula 4-3. Tim Medina (record 2-2) was the winning pitcher. Medina pitched 5 innings allowing 3 runs. Cody Farrar finished allowing only one hit. Christian Conaway was 2 for 3. Farrar hit a double. On April 9th, Fillmore played Santa Paula, Fillmore came out on top 11-4. Tanner Carpenter (record 4-2) was the winning pitcher. Carpenter pitched 5 innings allowing two runs. Garrett Reilly finished the game. Conaway was 3 for 3, Sal Ibarra was 3 for 3 with a double, triple and 2 RBI’s. Fillmore’s record 7-6. League 1-3.
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Adreas Robles makes a great catch at second base.
Adreas Robles makes a great catch at second base.
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Tanner Carpenter pitched five innings against Santa Paula, April 9th allowing only two runs.
Tanner Carpenter pitched five innings against Santa Paula, April 9th allowing only two runs.
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Jonathon Magana shows a bunt during last Friday’s game against Santa Paula.
Jonathon Magana shows a bunt during last Friday’s game against Santa Paula.
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