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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The Varsity Lady Flashes won their second game of the PVC (Pacific View Challenge) on Wednesday, April 7th against San Marcos. The final score was Lady Flashes 8 and San Marcos 4. Kellsie McLain was the starting pitcher giving up only 2 hits and 0 runs with Kianna Tarango and Lilah Duran following her to finish the game . Kennedy Smith did a great job behind the plate staying strong for the pitchers. The girls Offense was on fire again with Nadia Lomeli going 3 for 3 with 3 doubles and an RBI. McLain went 2 for 4 with a triple and an RBI while Smith went 2 for 3 hitting 2 singles. Tori Perez was 1 for 2 hitting a triple and having 3 RBI's. Heidi Hinklin, Chellie Arrequin and Becca Vassaur also contributed with singles. The Lady Flashes are now 9-2 overall and 3-1 in the Tri Valley League with a big week ahead of them.

Fillmore HS JV Softball played San Marcos HS on April 7th, 2010 . The Lady Flashes JV team coached by Brenda Ortiz and Philip Avila, defeated the Royals in a 5 inning game ending mercy rule last Wednesday on San Marcos' home field . Game highlights : Pitcher Amber Magana lead the defense from the mound with 4 innings seeing 3 Royals up -three down (5th inning Magana gave up a single , followed by 4 batters who failed to score the runner). On Lady Flashes defense, top hitters of the game were Tatiana Gonzales(1B ) with a home run in the third inning , and Mary Ortiz (3B) with a double in the 2nd inning.

 
Chris De La Paz slams the ball against Bishop Diego, De La Paz also had 10 kills in the game. Nick Paz #2 had 18 assists.
Chris De La Paz slams the ball against Bishop Diego, De La Paz also had 10 kills in the game. Nick Paz #2 had 18 assists.
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Nathan Zavala blocks the ball from Bishop Diego. Fillmore lost, 25-17, 25-15, 25-19. Tony Cortez contributed 3 kills and 1 block.
Nathan Zavala blocks the ball from Bishop Diego. Fillmore lost, 25-17, 25-15, 25-19. Tony Cortez contributed 3 kills and 1 block.
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On March 28th 5 wrestlers from Fillmore competed in the Warriors Challenge in Norwalk. Pictured above (l-r) Alex Rivera competed in the 16 year old bracket at 135 pounds, Robert Bonilla wrestled as a 15 year old at 125 pound, Rafael Hernandez wrestled as a 14 year old at 192 pounds, taking first place, Coach David Navarrete. Bottom row (l-r) Andrew Bonilla wrestled as a 13 years old at 125 pounds took 2nd place and Adrian Bonilla wrestled as an 8 year old and first place in the 105 pounds bracket. If you are interested in joining the team please call 805-794-5951, and speak with Jorge Bonilla.
On March 28th 5 wrestlers from Fillmore competed in the Warriors Challenge in Norwalk. Pictured above (l-r) Alex Rivera competed in the 16 year old bracket at 135 pounds, Robert Bonilla wrestled as a 15 year old at 125 pound, Rafael Hernandez wrestled as a 14 year old at 192 pounds, taking first place, Coach David Navarrete. Bottom row (l-r) Andrew Bonilla wrestled as a 13 years old at 125 pounds took 2nd place and Adrian Bonilla wrestled as an 8 year old and first place in the 105 pounds bracket. If you are interested in joining the team please call 805-794-5951, and speak with Jorge Bonilla.
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On Thursday, March 30th the Flashes Varsity softball team had a big Tri Valley league win against Santa Clara, final score 12-2. Lilah Duran started on the mound, pitching a strong game and holding Santa Clara to only 2 runs. Kellsie McLain followed Duran finishing off their opponent. Fillmore showed a strong offense having a total of 16 hits with many players contributing. Nadia Lomeli and Kellsie McLain went 3 for 4 with Lomeli hitting 2 out of the park. Heidi Hinklin was 2 for 4 with a double and a triple while Samantha Wokal went 2 for 3 with a double. Kelsey MacDonald was 2 for 2 and Kennedy Smith and Kianna Tarango each had a hit. On Tuesday, April 1st the Varsity Lady FLashes headed to Carpinteria for their first game in the Pacific View Challenge. They started the PVC off strong beating carp 4-1. Brianna Martinez pitched a great game giving up only 1 run and 3 hits. Kianna Tarango followed her on the mound shutting Carpinteria down. Getting their bats going was Rebecca Vassaur and Chellie Arreguin each getting 2 hits in the game. Also, helping with the offense was Tori Perez, Kellsie McLain and Kelsey MacDonald each with a hit.

FHS JV vs.Nordhoff HS on 3/30/10
Lady Flashes JV lose To Rangers JV 1 -2, in a home game last Tuesday afternoon . The lady flashes could not get the bats going against the tough Nordhoff pitcher. Defensively the catcher Karinna Carrillo made two outstanding pop fly catches. The only run earned came in the third inning, Mary Ortiz(1B) getting on base with a double , Kaylee Hinklin(shortstop) beats out the drop third strike to first base. and advances Ortiz to second , Paula Laureano (outfield) hits a dropped fly ball to right field and brings Ortiz home. Rangers scored their first run(on a error) early in the first inning , and scored the final run in the last inning to win the game. The teams meet again on April 27th in Ojai at Nordhoff HS.

FHS JV vs. Carpinteria HS on 4/1/10
Lady Flashes defeat Warriors 15 - 3 in Carpinteria . With lots of hits and speedy base running the Flashes JV easily wins against the 26 roster Warrior JV team . Game highlights : Amber Magana (pitcher) offensively strikes out 13 Carp batters, gives up only one walk , and three hits. Paula Laureano (outfield) hit 2 singles. Karinna Carrillo (catcher) 2 singles. Candace Stines (outfield) home run and 2 singles. Mary Ortiz (1B) 2 singles and a home run. Briana Garcia (3B) hit 2 singles.

 
Noah Aguirre
Noah Aguirre
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Four members of the Hamline University men’s basketball team, including Fillmore, California native Noah Aguirre, were honored by the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for their play during the 2009-10 season.

The Pipers finished the season with an overall record of 15-11 and were 11-9 in MIAC play. The overall record marked the first time since the 1993-94 season that the Hamline basketball program has finished above .500 and was the most wins since a 16-9 record in 1990-91.

Junior Carl Hipp (Little Canada, Minn.) led the charge for the Pipers, earning both All-MIAC and All-Defensive Team honors. The center led the Pipers in overall scoring with 17.7 ppg, 16.9 ppg in MIAC play. Hipp averaged 9.4 rebounds per game and tallied 69 blocked shots this season. He also had 18 steals.

Ray Brown (Sr., Saint Paul, Minn.) joins Hipp as an All-MIAC honoree, averaging 17.2 ppg overall and 18.6 ppg in conference play. He averaged 7.3 rebounds per game this season and blocked 24 shots. He also had 31 steals and 52 assists.

First-years Jordan Schmidt (Northbrook, Ill.) and Aguirre were two of the five players in the MIAC named to the All-First-Year Team. They were third and fourth on the team in scoring, respectively. Schmidt averaged 7.6 ppg
overall and 6.9 ppg in MIAC play. He led the Pipers in assists with 70 total.

Aguirre had an average of 7.3 points per game, 3.2 rebounds a game. Aguirre had 43 assists, 17 Aguirre named 2009-10 MIAC All-Rookie Team steals and 5 blocks. He started 20 of 26 games. He averaged 23 minutes a game, shot 44% from the field, 85% from the foul line. He had a season high of 27 pts.

Hamline ended the season 15-11, 5th place in the MIAC conference. The team lost in the first rd. of playoffs to end their season. Hamline came to CA. in Dec. to play in the Cal Lutheran tournament in Thousand Oaks which Hamline won the championship.

Noah is looking forward to traveling to Greece on a basketball tour with his team this summer. Noahs major is undecided. Hamline is located in St. Paul MN.

 
Girls JV Fillmore 63 La Reina 58 - Ashley Coert took 1st three events, Laura Garnica placed first in her two events, and Ana Morino placed first in two events. Fillmore 69 St. Bonaventure 51. Boys Frosh/Soph Fillmore 82 St. Bonaventure 40 - Boys won first place in 10 out of the 15 events and took 2nd in 9 out of 15 events.
Girls Varsity Fillmore 21 La Reina 105 - Great Job to Andrea Barrera for placing in both the 1 Mile and the 2 mile  Fillmore  39  St. Bonaventure 82. Boys Varsity Fillmore 13 St. Boni 110 - Way to go Emilio Gomez and Cody Jackson for coming in 2nd and 3rd in the Discus.
Girls JV Fillmore 63 La Reina 58 - Ashley Coert took 1st three events, Laura Garnica placed first in her two events, and Ana Morino placed first in two events. Fillmore 69 St. Bonaventure 51. Boys Frosh/Soph Fillmore 82 St. Bonaventure 40 - Boys won first place in 10 out of the 15 events and took 2nd in 9 out of 15 events. Girls Varsity Fillmore 21 La Reina 105 - Great Job to Andrea Barrera for placing in both the 1 Mile and the 2 mile Fillmore 39 St. Bonaventure 82. Boys Varsity Fillmore 13 St. Boni 110 - Way to go Emilio Gomez and Cody Jackson for coming in 2nd and 3rd in the Discus.
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Lady flashes pull one out of the hat!
Thursday, March 25th will be a day to remember for the Varsity Softball Team. Nobody in the Tri Valley league was giving Fillmore a chance against Oak Park, but they showed them. In an upset win the final score was Fillmore Flashes 1 and Oak Park 0. Kellsie McLain Pitched a fantastic game giving up only 2 hits. With a solid defense behind her, she was able to pitch a shut out. The only run came in the bottom of the sixth inning when Heidi Hinklin came through with a phenomenol hit out of the park. Also contributing to the offense was Tori Perez, Chellie Arreguin, Samantha Wokal and Kellsie McLain each with a hit.
Thursday, March 25th will be a day to remember for the Varsity Softball Team. Nobody in the Tri Valley league was giving Fillmore a chance against Oak Park, but they showed them. In an upset win the final score was Fillmore Flashes 1 and Oak Park 0. Kellsie McLain Pitched a fantastic game giving up only 2 hits. With a solid defense behind her, she was able to pitch a shut out. The only run came in the bottom of the sixth inning when Heidi Hinklin came through with a phenomenol hit out of the park. Also contributing to the offense was Tori Perez, Chellie Arreguin, Samantha Wokal and Kellsie McLain each with a hit.
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