Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
California State Governor

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic to win the 2009 NBA Championship:

“Throughout this season the Lakers have shown remarkable determination and sportsmanship and tonight they proved why they are a world-class basketball team. California is home to the best sports teams in the nation and once again the Lakers have made this state proud. I join all Californians in congratulating record-setting coach Phil Jackson, the entire Lakers organization and their fans on their 15th NBA championship.”

 


 

Ventura – Ladies come to tryout and join the Ventura Black Widows, Ventura County only women’s full contact football team for the 2010 season. We are looking for ladies with no, little and even prior football experience. You must be willing to learn football and have a great attitude. All sizes and skill level are welcomed to attend. The first tryout is Sunday, June 21st at the Ventura Community Park field #4, 901 S. Kimball Rd in Ventura. Please wear workout clothes, bring sports drink or water, a current copy of your health insurance card and the $55 fee. Come and be a part of the team as we battle against other clubs like the Boise Broncos and California Lynx. The season last from early May until late June.

 


 
The 14 & Under All-Star team battled to beat Ojai Valley 4-2 in the championship game. The previous weekend the girls won the Thousand Oaks Memorial Weekend Tourney by going undefeated the entire series, only giving up 2 runs in 5 games. The next tournament will be in Moorpark on June 6th, 2009 . Pictured above top row: Manager Ernie Ortiz, Deseree Lagunas, Coach Bobby Cruz, Amanda Vassaur, Tatiana Gonzales, Mary Ortiz, Coach Ron Mendez, Candace Stines, Amber Magana, Coach Manurl Magana, Reina Magana, and Coach Bill Vassaur. Bottom Row: Janessa Lopez, Paula Laureano, Karina Carrillo, Deanna Magana, Kaylee Hiinklin, Marissa Vasquez, and Chellie Arreguin.
The 14 & Under All-Star team battled to beat Ojai Valley 4-2 in the championship game. The previous weekend the girls won the Thousand Oaks Memorial Weekend Tourney by going undefeated the entire series, only giving up 2 runs in 5 games. The next tournament will be in Moorpark on June 6th, 2009 . Pictured above top row: Manager Ernie Ortiz, Deseree Lagunas, Coach Bobby Cruz, Amanda Vassaur, Tatiana Gonzales, Mary Ortiz, Coach Ron Mendez, Candace Stines, Amber Magana, Coach Manurl Magana, Reina Magana, and Coach Bill Vassaur. Bottom Row: Janessa Lopez, Paula Laureano, Karina Carrillo, Deanna Magana, Kaylee Hiinklin, Marissa Vasquez, and Chellie Arreguin.
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Above Danny Ramirez, Katina Aguilar, Gil Escoto, and Fernando Vancini throw out the first pitch at Piru’s Opening Ceremonies. Below players and their coach’s are introduced before game time. Photos courtesy of Heritage Valley Studios.
Above Danny Ramirez, Katina Aguilar, Gil Escoto, and Fernando Vancini throw out the first pitch at Piru’s Opening Ceremonies. Below players and their coach’s are introduced before game time. Photos courtesy of Heritage Valley Studios.
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On this foggy Saturday morning, just after 6 a.m. a handful of community volunteers applied the finishing touches to “One River Stadium” at Warring Park in Piru. They began by chalking the infield in preparation of the first day of the long-awaited baseball season in Piru. This sport has not been organized in Piru for some years, but organizers say they now have 115 boys and girls signed up for T-ball and youth baseball.
This overwhelming response reflects the historic tradition of baseball in this family-oriented community. And, thanks to volunteers working as Piru Youth Sports, monies have been raised from various businesses, clubs and organizations to re-introduce baseball at an affordable level for local families. With seed money from a dormant organization, and major contributions from Fillmore-Piru Citrus Association, Piru Neighborhood Council, Rancho Temescal and the Carnales Motorcycle Club, entry fees for this 2009 Season were only $25 per child.
Preparations began in February as organizers recruited to fill team rosters. Not sure at first what the response would be, sign-ups have resulted in four t-ball teams and four youth baseball teams. By mid-April, over 100 youth had signed on and it was time to “play ball”. These volunteers have also been working tirelessly on bringing Warring Park baseball diamond and field up to a higher standard.
Youth started arriving at 8 a.m. to pose for team and individual pictures in their crisp new uniforms. Heritage Valley Studios offered low cost photo packages for players’ families. “Look at the excitement in their eyes and smiles on the faces” said Gil Escoto, one of the organizers and President of the Piru Petroleum Club.
Just after 9 a.m. and as the skies turned from gray to blue, the teams took to the field for Opening Day Ceremonies. After the traditional first pitch it was time for the inaugural games. The season opened with two tee-ball games, featuring the Pirates v. Cardinals and followed by the Dodgers v. A’s. The afternoon youth baseball games matched up the Dodgers against the A’s. The final game of the day featured A’s against the Pirates. Games for this 2009 season will be held on Wednesday’s beginning at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday’s at 8:30 a.m. The season wraps up on July 11, 2009.
For more information or to lend support to this team effort, contact “Commissioner” JoAnn Torres at 805-521-0763 or e-mail to piruyouthsports@gmail.com
“Everybody’s excited and they’re all having fun,” observed Danny Ramirez, who serves many capacities in Piru including maintenance of the park. And, in the interest of “full disclosure”, this author was a proud member of the 1972 Piru Senior League, also sponsored by Piru Sunkist.

 


 
The 10 & Under All-Star Team went undefeated over the three day Memorial Day Weekend with wins against all-star teams from Ojai, Northridge, Thousand Oaks, Torrance and Simi Valley. Semi-Final and Championship play highlights included homeruns hit by Leah Meza, Bailey Huerta and Sierra Huerta.Bottom Row: Calista Godfrey-Vaca, Kayla Carrillo, Taylor Brown, Sonya Gonzales, Jada Avila. Middle Row: Emily Garnica, Sierra Huerta, Kayla Garcia, Bailey Huerta, Desiree Villanueva, Leah Meza. Top Row: Coaches - Joe Cabral, Santos Garcia(Mgr), Shelley Huerta, Frank Carrillo, and Tony Cervantes.
The 10 & Under All-Star Team went undefeated over the three day Memorial Day Weekend with wins against all-star teams from Ojai, Northridge, Thousand Oaks, Torrance and Simi Valley. Semi-Final and Championship play highlights included homeruns hit by Leah Meza, Bailey Huerta and Sierra Huerta.Bottom Row: Calista Godfrey-Vaca, Kayla Carrillo, Taylor Brown, Sonya Gonzales, Jada Avila. Middle Row: Emily Garnica, Sierra Huerta, Kayla Garcia, Bailey Huerta, Desiree Villanueva, Leah Meza. Top Row: Coaches - Joe Cabral, Santos Garcia(Mgr), Shelley Huerta, Frank Carrillo, and Tony Cervantes.
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Above, Vincent Fergusen slams the ball over Sage Hill for a point, despite the two defenders. Fillmore lost in the second round of CIF in four games: 25-19, 25-15, (F)25-19, 25-15. This was their first CIF appearance. On Tuesday, May 26th, Boy Vollyball held their banquet. Awards were presented to the following; MVP- Noah Aguirre, Rookie of the Year- Gera Avalos, Captain - Vincente Ferguson, and Defensive Player of the Year - Chris De La Paz.
Above, Vincent Fergusen slams the ball over Sage Hill for a point, despite the two defenders. Fillmore lost in the second round of CIF in four games: 25-19, 25-15, (F)25-19, 25-15. This was their first CIF appearance. On Tuesday, May 26th, Boy Vollyball held their banquet. Awards were presented to the following; MVP- Noah Aguirre, Rookie of the Year- Gera Avalos, Captain - Vincente Ferguson, and Defensive Player of the Year - Chris De La Paz.
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Friday, May 29, 2009 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, May 30, 2009 8:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, May 31, 2009 12:00 PM– 5:00 PM
Friday, June 5, 2009 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, June 6, 2009 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2009 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The cost for the Lifeguard I class will be $150,
please sign up at City Hall if you need additional
Information please call 524-1500 X216.

 

Opening Day is May 30th and opening ceremonies are at 9:00 am at Warring Park. First Game (Tee-Ball) - 10:00am, Second Game (Tee-Ball) - 11:30am, Third Game (Baseball) - 1:00pm, Fourth Game (Baseball) - 2:45

 

Fillmore High School Students Playing in the Ventura County All-Star Basketball Game! Three players from Fillmore High School have been selected to play in the Ventura County All-Star basketball game this Friday at Ventura High School!! Rebecca Herrera, Aimee Orozco and Noah Aguirre will represent FHS – girls’ game starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by the boys’ game. Come support your Fillmore All-Stars!

 

Fillmore Youth Football would like to invite those interested in being a coach or an assistant coach, to attend our next board meeting. This is the meeting that coaches are voted in, so it is important to attend or make contact with Jorge Bonilla @ 795-5951 prior to that evening. The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 28th @ 6:30 p.m. at 998 Arrasmith Lane. Hope to see you there!

 
Noah Aguirre dives for the ball against Glendale Adventist. Aguirre had 18 digs and 17 kills in the game. It took Fillmore 5 games to beat Glendale: 25-12 (F), 25-15, 25-2 (F), 25-17, 15-8 (F). (Volleyball photos by freezing the moment photography)
Noah Aguirre dives for the ball against Glendale Adventist. Aguirre had 18 digs and 17 kills in the game. It took Fillmore 5 games to beat Glendale: 25-12 (F), 25-15, 25-2 (F), 25-17, 15-8 (F). (Volleyball photos by freezing the moment photography)
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Erik Storey and Vincent Ferguson block the ball against Glendale.
Erik Storey and Vincent Ferguson block the ball against Glendale.
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Gera Avalos slams the ball against Glendale. Avalos had 4 kills and 4 aces in the game.
Gera Avalos slams the ball against Glendale. Avalos had 4 kills and 4 aces in the game.
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Chris De La Paz had a great game Friday night. De La Paz had 18 kills.
Chris De La Paz had a great game Friday night. De La Paz had 18 kills.
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Opening Day is May 30th and opening ceremonies are at 9:00am

Warring Park

First Game (Tee-Ball) - 10:00am

Second Game (Tee-Ball) - 11:30am

Third Game (Baseball) - 1:00pm

Fourth Game (Baseball) - 2:45

 
Pictured above is the 2009 Boys Volleyball Co-Champions. Top row: Vincent Ferguson, Noah Aguirre, James Farr, Chris De La Paz, and Erik Storey. Bottom row: Nathan Zavala, Coach Drew Ferguson, Head Coach Joe Woods, Coach Andy Aguirre, Stats Assistant Sunanda Thiyagarajah, and Miguel Alonso. The team has been in existence since the 2008 school year. The boys finished 10-2 in league and will continue to the first round of CIF playoffs this Friday at home against Glendale Adventist Academy at 4:00 p.m. Come out and support them.
Pictured above is the 2009 Boys Volleyball Co-Champions. Top row: Vincent Ferguson, Noah Aguirre, James Farr, Chris De La Paz, and Erik Storey. Bottom row: Nathan Zavala, Coach Drew Ferguson, Head Coach Joe Woods, Coach Andy Aguirre, Stats Assistant Sunanda Thiyagarajah, and Miguel Alonso. The team has been in existence since the 2008 school year. The boys finished 10-2 in league and will continue to the first round of CIF playoffs this Friday at home against Glendale Adventist Academy at 4:00 p.m. Come out and support them.
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FHS Swim Team
FHS Swim Team
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FHS Swim Team competed in the Frontier League Swim prelims and finals on May 6th and May 8th at Villanova Prep. Varsity Boys placed 3rd at the Championships in a best ever finish. Varsity girls were fifth and JV girls placed forth.

Aimee Orozco had an outstanding meet. She was Frontier League champion in the 100 yd. freestyle for the third year in a row. Her time (58.19) is a new team record and was a CIF automatic time which earns her the opportunity to complete in the Div. IV CIF Swimming Championships in Long Beach on Tuesday, May 12. Aimee was second in the 50 yd. freestyle (26.85 – CIF consideration time) with another new team record.

Other outstanding swims by Varsity Girls include: Megan Louth - 100 yd. butterfly (6th); Jazzmin Galvez – 50 yd. freestyle (10th) & 100 yd. Freestyle (6th); Julianne Sandoval – 100 yd. freestyle (10th) & 100 yd. breaststroke (10th); Natalie Garnica – 100 yd. breaststroke (8th); Andie McDonnell – new school record in the 100 yd. backstroke (8th) of 1:13.77 & 200 yd. freestyle (7th).

The varsity boys team had solid performances by: Kelly Bullard – 200 yd. freestyle (7th); Esteban Casas – 200 yd. freestyle (6th) & 100 yd. butterfly (6th); Hans Bergkamp – 50 yd. freestyle (11th) & 100 yd. freestyle (11th); Shane Ragatz – 50 yd. freestyle (7th) & 100 yd. breaststroke (4th); Ryder Bush – 100 yd. butterfly (5th) & 100 yd. backstroke (5th); Steven Garner – 100 breaststroke (5th).

JV Girls did well against very strong teams from Villanova, Nordhoff & Santa Clara. Carina Sandford was a double finalist – 100 yd. individual medley (5th) and 50 yd. butterfly (3rd); Yvonne Lomeli – 50 yd. butterfly (2nd); Susan Bolanos – 50 yd. freestyle (6th); Samantha Mchammel participated in both relays and Samantha Wu was a relay alternate.

Six out of seven FHS swim team relays came away with season best times.

 
Fillmore Girls Softball & T-Ball held the First Annual Mason Dollar Tournament at Shiells Park. Eight t-ball team and six mini-sox teams competed in the event. The tournament was played during the week and the championship game was held on Saturday, May 2. During closing ceremonies David and Susan Dollar, grandparents of Mason, handed out medals to the first place teams. Pictured above is the first place tball team (not in order) Dylan, Robert, Brandon, Angel, Christopher, Fabian, Joseph, Adrian, Nicholas, Brandynn and Coach Hector Sierra.
Fillmore Girls Softball & T-Ball held the First Annual Mason Dollar Tournament at Shiells Park. Eight t-ball team and six mini-sox teams competed in the event. The tournament was played during the week and the championship game was held on Saturday, May 2. During closing ceremonies David and Susan Dollar, grandparents of Mason, handed out medals to the first place teams. Pictured above is the first place tball team (not in order) Dylan, Robert, Brandon, Angel, Christopher, Fabian, Joseph, Adrian, Nicholas, Brandynn and Coach Hector Sierra.
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Flashes varsity softball is finishing strong with two wins this week. Thursday, May 7th Kellsie McLain pitched a shut out against Santa Clara beating them 13-0. Kellsie was only 1 hit away from pitching a perfect game with no walks, no runs and giving up only 1 hit. Everybody in the line up contributed with either a hit or an RBI. Heidi Hinklin got 3 hits, 1 being a double, Jazmyn Alvary hit a Home Run and a double, Amanda Alamillo and Torey Perez each got 2 hits.

On Tuesday, May 12th the flashes beat La Reina 7-5. Brianna Martinez took the mound for the game giving up only 4 hits to a very strong opponent. The girls bats really showed up getting a total of 11 hits. Nadia Lomeli went 3-3 with a Home Run and a double, Kellsie McLain had 2 hits, Heidi Hinklin had a double, Jazmyn Alvary, Erica Rodriquez, Samone Vega, Amanda Alamillo, and Torey Perez each had a hit.

The girls play their last league game Thursday, May 14th against St. Bonnie, in Ventura.

 

Friday, May 29, 2009 - 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 8:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 12:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday, June 5, 2009 - 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The cost for the Lifeguard I class will be $150, please sign up at City Hall if you need additional Information please call 524-1500 X216.

 

The Fillmore High School Girls Varsity Softball team will be hosting the annual Alumni fundraiser game on Saturday, May 23rd. Each participant is asked to donate $25 dollars which includes a t-shirt. We will be having the 30 & over game at 10am and the 29 & under game at 12pm. Anyone interested in participating should contact Liz Hinklin at (805) 905-9742 or by email at klrhkhink@cs.com.

 

AYSO Soccer Registration will be held on the following dates: 5/16/09 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, 5/20/09 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 5/30/09 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. PLACE: Boys and Girls Club 561 First St (behind Memorial Bldg) Fee:$85.00 per child. Birth Certificate is required for ALL players @ registration.

 
This past weekend AYSO’s 14 & Under soccer team brought home the championship trophie. The tournament was held in Bakersfield. The boys played 5 games in 2 days. In pool play Fillmore beat Bakersfield 7-0, Porterville 4-1, another team from Bakersfield 10-1. In the semifinals Fillmore beat Lancaster 6-1. Fillmore beat Porterville 2-0 for the championship. The players families and friends were all there to cheer them on. The boys would liked to thank George Benz and the Law office of George Benz for helping sponsor the tournament. They would also like thank San Cayetano Principal Jan Marholin for her support. Pictured
are front row (l-r) Brian Ayala, Jaime Magdelano, Diego Rodriguez, Isaiah Martinez, Christian Laureano, and Franky Chavez. Back row (l-r) Coach Alfonso Martinez, Hugo Valdovinos, Alexis Barajas, Ricardo Gutierrez, Miguel Velasquez, Ruben Camarena, Josh Valenzuela, and Vincent Chavez. Not pictured – Jeremy Brooks, and Marco Mora.
This past weekend AYSO’s 14 & Under soccer team brought home the championship trophie. The tournament was held in Bakersfield. The boys played 5 games in 2 days. In pool play Fillmore beat Bakersfield 7-0, Porterville 4-1, another team from Bakersfield 10-1. In the semifinals Fillmore beat Lancaster 6-1. Fillmore beat Porterville 2-0 for the championship. The players families and friends were all there to cheer them on. The boys would liked to thank George Benz and the Law office of George Benz for helping sponsor the tournament. They would also like thank San Cayetano Principal Jan Marholin for her support. Pictured are front row (l-r) Brian Ayala, Jaime Magdelano, Diego Rodriguez, Isaiah Martinez, Christian Laureano, and Franky Chavez. Back row (l-r) Coach Alfonso Martinez, Hugo Valdovinos, Alexis Barajas, Ricardo Gutierrez, Miguel Velasquez, Ruben Camarena, Josh Valenzuela, and Vincent Chavez. Not pictured – Jeremy Brooks, and Marco Mora.
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