On Saturday, March 28 the Fillmore Rays Jr's League team beat Saticoy in a thrilling 5-2 win. Tyler Forsburg started on the mound giving up only 1 hit and 1 run. Carson McLain then took the mound giving up two hits and 1 run. Going into the 7th inning we thought Saticoy had us, the score was 2-1 in Saticoy's favor but the boys didn't give up. McLain started the inning with a single, Sabino Ramos then got a 2 run RBI. Cameron Riley hit a bomb over the center fielder's head to score two more runs. All we needed now was three outs, and we did it 3 up and 3 down. CONGRATULATIONS RAY'S!!!!!

 


 
Noah Aguirre had a great game against Ojai Valley, above Aguirre taps the ball over the net for a point.
Noah Aguirre had a great game against Ojai Valley, above Aguirre taps the ball over the net for a point.
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Chris De La Paz slams the ball over the net against Ojai Valley. Fillmore beat Ojai Valley 25-22, 25-20, 25-11, for their first league win.
Chris De La Paz slams the ball over the net against Ojai Valley. Fillmore beat Ojai Valley 25-22, 25-20, 25-11, for their first league win.
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Flashes Varsity Softball played Channel Islands on Wednesday, 3/18 and mercied them 18-1!! Kellsie McLain took the mound that day and had 6 strike outs and gave up only 2 hits. Our bats were again unstoppable. Heidi Hinklin, Erica Rodriquez and Jazmin Alvary all hit Home Runs. Rodriquez and McLain were the top hitters for the day, Rodriguez going 4 for 5 and Mclain 3 for 4. Nadia Lomeli, Samone Vega, Amanda Alamillo and Rebecca Vassaur all had hits as well. On Tuesday, 3/24 the girls lost a hard faught battle to one of Ventura County’s great teams, Oak Park 11-2. We had 3 solid hits one of them being a fantastic home run by Lomeli. McLain hit a double and Rodriquez hit a single. Alamillo contributed with an RBI. The girls plan on bouncing back from this loss and working hard.

 


 
The Fillmore High Swim Team made a big splash last Wednesday at the grand opening of the new community pool. The event was also a big Thank You to Santa Paula for the use of their pool in past seasons.
The Fillmore High Swim Team made a big splash last Wednesday at the grand opening of the new community pool. The event was also a big Thank You to Santa Paula for the use of their pool in past seasons.
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Varsity Diamond Club
Varsity Diamond Club
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Junior Varsity Diamond Club
Junior Varsity Diamond Club
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Fillmore High School Pep Squad competed this past weekend at the California State Championships and took home first place for the second year in a row. The girls dedicated this performance to Mason Dollar the brother of Hayley Dollar a member of the Pep Squad. The girls took home a trophy, banner, and each participates won a state championship sweater. These girls worked hard to compete this weekend and did a great job. All of their stunts hit and everything turned out great. The Pep Squad practices each day for 2 hours to make their squads the best it can be. The FHS Pep Squad has been coached by Trina Tafoya for the past 8 years, Katie Cook for the past 3 years, and Eddie Rios for the past 2 years. The girls’ next competition is in Anaheim March 20th-23rd. Pictured above but not in order: Christina Gracia, Alexis Rosales, Cory Carrillo, Jazzlyn Gonda, Mariah Perez, Melissa Arroyo, Rashelle Sevillano, Melissa Garibay, Hailey Dollar, Susie Lomeli, Janelle Burningham, Ariana Duenas, Cheyenne Rangel, Cassie Mukul, Brenda Magana, Tatyana Chessani, Natalie Cruz, Vivian Calderon, Leslie Hernandez, Kiara Garibay, Vanessa Aguilar, Niki Vandemheen, Chloe Keller, Nicole Camarillo, Tanya Barrera, Brianne Cesario, Lety Velasco, and Tanya Dominguez.
Fillmore High School Pep Squad competed this past weekend at the California State Championships and took home first place for the second year in a row. The girls dedicated this performance to Mason Dollar the brother of Hayley Dollar a member of the Pep Squad. The girls took home a trophy, banner, and each participates won a state championship sweater. These girls worked hard to compete this weekend and did a great job. All of their stunts hit and everything turned out great. The Pep Squad practices each day for 2 hours to make their squads the best it can be. The FHS Pep Squad has been coached by Trina Tafoya for the past 8 years, Katie Cook for the past 3 years, and Eddie Rios for the past 2 years. The girls’ next competition is in Anaheim March 20th-23rd. Pictured above but not in order: Christina Gracia, Alexis Rosales, Cory Carrillo, Jazzlyn Gonda, Mariah Perez, Melissa Arroyo, Rashelle Sevillano, Melissa Garibay, Hailey Dollar, Susie Lomeli, Janelle Burningham, Ariana Duenas, Cheyenne Rangel, Cassie Mukul, Brenda Magana, Tatyana Chessani, Natalie Cruz, Vivian Calderon, Leslie Hernandez, Kiara Garibay, Vanessa Aguilar, Niki Vandemheen, Chloe Keller, Nicole Camarillo, Tanya Barrera, Brianne Cesario, Lety Velasco, and Tanya Dominguez.
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Major Lee runs against Santa Paula during the track meet last Wednesday.
Major Lee runs against Santa Paula during the track meet last Wednesday.
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Cody Jackson throws the discus during last week’s meet against Santa Paula.
Cody Jackson throws the discus during last week’s meet against Santa Paula.
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Kayla Brunett does a fantastic job on the Pole Vault.
Kayla Brunett does a fantastic job on the Pole Vault.
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Chuy Ortiz owner of El Pescador restaurant threw out the first pitch during Fillmore Little League’s opening ceremonies last Saturday.
Chuy Ortiz owner of El Pescador restaurant threw out the first pitch during Fillmore Little League’s opening ceremonies last Saturday.
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Amber Wilmont sang the National Anthem at Little Leagues opening ceremonies. Also pictured Mickey Wilmont, Armando Tello, and David Lugo.
Amber Wilmont sang the National Anthem at Little Leagues opening ceremonies. Also pictured Mickey Wilmont, Armando Tello, and David Lugo.
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Rebecca Herrera, Aimee Orozco, Jillian Wilber, Kyla Hernandez, Jazzmin Galvez, Victoria Ayala, Nadia Lomeli, Yesenia Avila, Amaparo Magana, Conchita Meza, and Deana Villagomez.
Rebecca Herrera, Aimee Orozco, Jillian Wilber, Kyla Hernandez, Jazzmin Galvez, Victoria Ayala, Nadia Lomeli, Yesenia Avila, Amaparo Magana, Conchita Meza, and Deana Villagomez.
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On Monday, February 16th the Lady Flashes Basketball team held an awards banquet for the highly successful 2008-2009 girls basketball teams. Numerous awards were given out by Coach Harry Burns. Captain and Co-MVP, Rebecca Herrera, was awarded All-County and All Tri-Valley League Honors along with Captain and Co-MVP trophy. Aimee Orozco also received the Captain and Co-MVP along with 1st Team All Tri-Valley League. Jillian Wilber received the “Most Inspirational” trophy and 2nd Team All Tri-Valley League Honors. Kyla Hernandez garnered the “Most Versatile Player” trophy and 2nd Team All Tri-Valley League. Junior starter, Jazzmin Galvez, received the “Most Improved” trophy and Honorable Mention All Tri-Valley League Honors. All five starters also received the All-County Academic plaques. They were the only starting five in the county to receive this high academic honor. In order to qualify for the County All- Academic Award, each player had to be a starter and have a 3.5 GPA or higher as well. The Lady Flashes starting five all had a 4.0 GPA or better.
Coach Burns also awarded some of his bench players with plaques. Victoria Ayala received the “Sixth Lady Flash Award” for being the first substitute off the bench to enter the game. Nadia Lomeli picked up the “Most Potential Award” for her excellent play in the second half of the season. Yesenia Avila received the “Most Dedicated Award” for the extra time she put in improving her shooting skills after practice was over. Amparo Magana received the “Coaches Award” for never quitting in the conditioning phases of practice despite the fact that she has asthma. All of the eleven players received the Athletic ‘F’ Certificate for their Varsity Letter. Team manager, Christina Bahena, who is doing a video documentary for 2008-2009 season received a personal gift from Coach Burns as did Jaymee Harter for her scorekeeping duties and Taylor Atkins for the statistical input for the CIF Maxprep and for her reporting to the Fillmore Gazette. Last but not least, on behalf of Fillmore Girls Basketball, Mr. and Mrs. Herrera were awarded a signed game ball and a large team picture for their outstanding fundraising efforts.
Dr. Mike Bush, Assistant Superintendent, was awarded a BBQ trophy for his outstanding commitment to the Lady Flashes, for his excellent cooking at the awards banquet, and the unity BBQ before the season began. Also, Dr. Bush was thanked for expediting the upgrading of the Lady Flashes Basketball locker room. Mr. Mark Kandel was awarded a Microphone trophy for being “Voice of the Lady Flashes” for the 08-09 season. The high school administration and the Lady Flashes would like to thank Mr. Rigo Landeros for supplying the tri-tip and chicken from Gelson’s Market, “Chuy” of El Pescador for supplying the salad and beans, and Mr. Ray Tafoya who has supplied many of the trophies for the girls tournament and the awards banquet. He has truly been a stanch and unwavering supporter of Fillmore Girls Basketball. Both of the basketball themed cakes were made by Theresa Martinez.
Coach Kim Tafoya also gave out awards for the JV Girls Basketball team. The “Most Improved” trophy went to Riley Wright, Taylor Dezavala was awarded the “Great Defensive Player” award, and the “Coaches Award” went to Jaynessa Lopez for her all-around hustle and play on the court.

 

In their league opener the girls beat their arch rivals the Santa Paula Cardinals 12 - 0. With a solid defense behind her, Brianna Martinez pitched a shut out game giving up only 4 hits. Brianna had 2 strike outs while the defense made numerous plays. Not only was our defense on fire, the girls' bats couldn't be stopped. There was a total of 10 hits with Jazmine Alvary and Amanda Alamillo hitting in the park home runs. Kellsie McLain went 2 for 2, Jazmin Alvary went 3 for 4, Erica Rodriquez and Amanda Alamillo went 2 for 4, Heidi Hinklin, Nadia Lomeli, Samone Vega, Kelsey MacDonald And Brianna Martinez all contributed with hits as well.

 
(l-r) Collin Coert, Evelinda Perez, Madyson Bishop
(l-r) Collin Coert, Evelinda Perez, Madyson Bishop
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Fillmore Girls Softball and Boys T-Ball had a great opening day last Saturday at Shiells Park in Fillmore. Scout troop 60933, from Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast, led the flag salute. Past league president’s;Liz Hinklin , Lynn Cole, Jeff Warren , and Heather Swetman , each threw a first pitch to catchers; Victoria Villegas , Sonya Gonzales, Lydiana Duran, and Paula Laureano . The traditional raffle ticket fundraiser awarded $800 in gift cards to lucky league supporters. Top sellers of tickets were- 1st place - Collin Coert 310 tickets, Evelinda Perez 212 tickets, and Madyson Bishop 170 tickets. The players proudly paraded with colorful team banners and wore their new uniforms and caps/visors smbroidered with the 2009 business team supporters : John Holladay /ReMax, Super Seal & Stripe , 7-Eleven Fillmore , Moon Valley Nursery, Harbor Freight Tools, Yanni's Best Burgers, Paladin Principle, State Farm Insurance, Vallarta Restaurant, RK Mechanical ,Rancho Keleje Alpacas, Heritage Valley Air Co., Beylik Farms , Alta Quality Farm Service Inc., Dr. Zimmerman, and Dr. Christine Johnston from Fillmore Family Medical Group, Prism Maritime, A & A Paving, California Mechanical, Knights of Columbus ,and Team Gear Up . The day proved to be fun and games for all ! For a schedule of games go to www.fillmoregirlssoftball.com.

 
Johnny Vaca
Johnny Vaca

Congratulations Coach! It was fun being coached by you. You really know how to push us to be a better player. Vivi #12(Pheobe)

Coach Johnny, Thanks for coaching us these past to years! You’re a great coach & I appreciate you staying & not giving up on us! Thanks for pushing us to our limit! You helped us improve & thanks Liz (Fishie)

Congratulation Johnny, Well 1st of all I just want to say thanks for sticking by our sides even though we lost all our games. lol. Well thanks for everything and pushing us till the end. Thanks for being a great coach. Love always Steph #9

Hey coach! Congrats on your title.. It was fun having you as a coach. Thanks for not giving up on us and for pushing us to become great players. Oh and thanks for getting me my own trainer! Love Mayra

What’s up coach! Congrats on having the title of best coach of the year!! U get that cause of you not giving up on us & not giving up on me! Thanks. You believed on us & were there till the end! Hope 2 c u soon!!!G (patty)

Thanks for every thing dad!!! You stood there with us no matter how embarrassing it was!! We love you!! & I love you!! Love Princess (Pebbles- Prince)

 
Garret Rielly pitched the last inning of the game against L.A. Baptist. Fillmore lost 7-3, but held them to a 1-1 game until the 5th inning.
Garret Rielly pitched the last inning of the game against L.A. Baptist. Fillmore lost 7-3, but held them to a 1-1 game until the 5th inning.
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Nathan Ibarra hits the ball against L.A. Baptist. Ibarra also came in and relieved pitcher Tim Medina after
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Nathan Ibarra hits the ball against L.A. Baptist. Ibarra also came in and relieved pitcher Tim Medina after 5 1/3 innings, and pitched 1 2/3 innings.
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David Esquivel hits the ball down the middle against L.A. Baptist last Saturday, March 7, 2009.
David Esquivel hits the ball down the middle against L.A. Baptist last Saturday, March 7, 2009.
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Fillmore High School student Anthony Edwards participates in the “springtooth” cultivating competition during Saturday’s Tractor Pull competition at the School Farm. Edwards placed Third in this competition. Future Farmers of America (FFA) competitors came from Morro Bay, Carpinteria, Santa Maria, and Camarillo to demonstrate their mechanical skills.
Fillmore High School student Anthony Edwards participates in the “springtooth” cultivating competition during Saturday’s Tractor Pull competition at the School Farm. Edwards placed Third in this competition. Future Farmers of America (FFA) competitors came from Morro Bay, Carpinteria, Santa Maria, and Camarillo to demonstrate their mechanical skills.
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Among the various events at Saturday’s School Farm was a demonstration of skill with a front loader. Here Travis Doop from Carpinteria must pick up a basketball from a pit and re-place it without dropping or
damaging it. Doop placed first in this competition. Fillmore Ag Boosters provided all the trophies, ribbons
and food.
Among the various events at Saturday’s School Farm was a demonstration of skill with a front loader. Here Travis Doop from Carpinteria must pick up a basketball from a pit and re-place it without dropping or damaging it. Doop placed first in this competition. Fillmore Ag Boosters provided all the trophies, ribbons and food.
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The Lady Flashes lost to powerful Pacific Hills in a closely hard fought game of 76-70. Led by senior co-captain Rebecca Herrera with 20 points and three steals, the Lady Flashes gave their all in front of a boisterous sellout crowd in the Fillmore field house. Senior Jill Wilber contributed 18 points, 5 of which were three-pointers. Senior cocaptain Aimee Orozco played her usual outstanding defense on Pacific Hills best player Joanna
Miller. Senior Kyla Hernandez was the Lady Flashes second leading scorer with 15 points and 6 rebounds. The seniors did themselves proud in their final home game for the Lady Flashes and Coach Burns coached his last
high school game.

 

Public invited to attend the opening ceremonies for girl's softball ,and boy's t-ball this Saturday, March 7th, 2009 at Shiell's Park in Fillmore. Join us at 9am to see all the boys and girls begin a new season of fun and exciting games. Raffle ticket winners will be announced and lots of games to enjoy throughout the day . Snack bar will be open serving many ball park favorites.

 
Jillian Wilber dribbles around Santa Ynez’s defender for a basket. (Basketball photos by David Watson)
Jillian Wilber dribbles around Santa Ynez’s defender for a basket. (Basketball photos by David Watson)
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Rebecca Herrera played a phenominal game against Santa Ynez. Herrera contributed 20 points, 6 steals, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. Fillmore beat Santa Ynez 66-38. With the win Fillmore advanced to the 2nd round in CIF against Chaminade, Fillmore beat them as well. The Lady Flashes advance to the Quarter Finals and will play Pacific Hills on Wednesday the 25th.
Rebecca Herrera played a phenominal game against Santa Ynez. Herrera contributed 20 points, 6 steals, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. Fillmore beat Santa Ynez 66-38. With the win Fillmore advanced to the 2nd round in CIF against Chaminade, Fillmore beat them as well. The Lady Flashes advance to the Quarter Finals and will play Pacific Hills on Wednesday the 25th.
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Troy Hayes drives through Price’s defense for a basket.
Troy Hayes drives through Price’s defense for a basket.
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Collin Cone passes the ball to his teammate. Fillmore lost to Price 59-76.
Collin Cone passes the ball to his teammate. Fillmore lost to Price 59-76.
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My name is Joe Woods and I am the Head Boys Volleyball Coach at Fillmore High School. For our upcoming season, budget cuts in our schools make it difficult for our program to operate. Many schools in our county are spending $5,000-$10,000 and some even more, on a yearly basis for boys volleyball. We know we cannot compete with those numbers year in and year out. However, it is extremely important that our players feel like they are just as important as the athletes at these other schools. I believe in providing our athletes with the best safety equipment and uniforms. I want our athletes to feel good about who they are and where they come from. Because this is a new athletic program at FHS, this program represents a large financial commitment. Therefore, I am extending this invitation for as a community to join-in and support our Boys Volleyball Program for the 2009 season.

During these hard economic times any contribution would help. I’m not asking that anyone do anything outside their comfort zone, as I know many families are struggling. If you would be interested in supporting our program please mail any monetary contributions to “Fillmore HS Boys Volleyball” to 555 Central Ave. “Attn: Coach Woods.” If you need more information please call me at 805-794-7439. On behalf of our players and our entire boys volleyball program we thank you for your time, your consideration and your generous support.

Thank you,
Coach Woods

 
After 34 years of teaching and coaching, Coach Harry Burns will be retireing this year. He will be missed by all students and staff. As the sign says “Thank You Coach Burns.”
After 34 years of teaching and coaching, Coach Harry Burns will be retireing this year. He will be missed by all students and staff. As the sign says “Thank You Coach Burns.”
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