Congratulations to the Fillmore Raiders Senior Youth Football team and Cheerleaders after winning the Gold Coast Youth Football League Championship against the Santa Clarita Warriors. Final score 28-29. Photo courtesy of Crystal Gurrola.
Congratulations to the Fillmore Raiders Senior Youth Football team and Cheerleaders after winning the Gold Coast Youth Football League Championship against the Santa Clarita Warriors. Final score 28-29. Photo courtesy of Crystal Gurrola.
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All Youth Raiders & SoCal Bears Football & Cheer photos courtesy of Crystal Gurrola.
All Youth Raiders & SoCal Bears Football & Cheer photos courtesy of Crystal Gurrola.
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Fillmore Flashes Junior Emma Orozco as she competes in the Ventura County Cross Country Championships.
Fillmore Flashes Junior Emma Orozco as she competes in the Ventura County Cross Country Championships.
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On Friday, 10/27, Fillmore Cross Country teams competed at the Ventura County Cross Country Championships. This meet was held in Ojai on the arduous Lake Casitas Course. There were two distances run, one a short course of 1.9 miles, and a longer 3 mile course.

Running the long course were the JV boys who finished in 10th place in the team competition. They were led by Juan Ramirez 51st in 19;32.5, followed by Antonio Villalobos 55th in 19:40.1, Alex Recancoj 65th in 20:00.6, Mario Hurtado 79th in 20:21.9, Joseph Magdaleno 109th in 21:00.8, Gustavo Valdez 146th in 22:08.6, Daniel Cruz 178th in 23:10.8, Luis Leon 187th in 23:50.8, and Jesus Cadena 202nd in 24:46.1.

The top finishing team for the Flashes was the freshman boy. They were led by the top individual finisher for the Fillmore teams, Fabian Del Villar who finished in 5th place in 10:53.4 and led the team to a third place overall team finish. He was supported by Rey Andres Laureano 16th in 11:15.7, Matthew Munoz 28th in 11:29, Dave Bustos 45th in 11:59.9, and Erick Gutierrez 87th in 12:t8.2.

The sophomore boys did not race a full team in the short race. They were led by Jesus Martinez 19th in 10:57.5, followed by Davis Flores 24th in 11:03.9, Juan Carlos Laureano 35th in 11:21.1, and Andrew Otineru 81st in 12:30,9.

The varsity boys also ran a team of four over the long course . They were led by Everardo Garcia Magana who finished in 40th place in 17:04.6, followed by Michael Sanchez 42nd in 17:07, Sergio Perez 70th in 17:45.1, and Jonathan Ordaz 89th in 18:10.4,

The junior varsity girls finish in 7th place in the team competition. This was the top team finish for the Fillmore girl teams. They were led over the short course by Cecilia Cisneros 16th place in 13:45.6, followed by Allison Recancoj 24th in 13:57.8, Emma Orozco 30th in 14:05.4, Yakeline Magana 73rd in 15:11.3, and Marisol Ramos 191st in 17:4t.3.
The Frosh/Soph girls team finished 10th in the team competition. They were led by Nicole Gonzalez who finished in 16th place in a time of 12:58.3 on the short course. She was followed by Giselle Perez 20th in 13:15.1, Lorena Izarraras 64th in 14:39.2, Isabela De la Cruz 77th in 15:16.5, Liliana Felix 88th in 15:26.3, and Aliyah Heredia 111th in 16:04.3.

The Varsity girls did not run a full squad over the long course. Their three competitors were led by Carissa Rodriguez who posted the fastest time and the highest finish over the long course finishing 9th in 19:00.5. She was followed by Diana Perez 21st in 19:42.8 and Vanessa Avila 54th in 21:23.2.

The Flashes will next compete on 10/5 on this same course. This will be the 3rd TCAA meet this season. This meet will determine 4 Division league champions and the boy and girl Varsity teams that will represent TCAA at the Division 4, Southern Section Prelims Meet on November 10th in Riverside.

 

The City of Fillmore is looking for volunteers to help with Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday September 15th from 9am-12pm. The Coastal Clean Up volunteers will meet at Sheills Park & take a short walk over to our Sespe Creek bed to do our part in keeping our waterways clean. For more information/to register 805-524-1500 ext. 713 OR email recreation@ci.fillmore.ca.us


 
On Friday, October 27th Fillmore Flashes hosted Carpinteria. This past Friday was Fillmore’s last home game and as tradition goes Fillmore honored their Senior players. They also had a Mother Daughter half-time performance with the Flashes Cheerleaders. Unfortunately, Fillmore was defeated by Carpinteria 56-26. The Flashes JV will play Paramount on Thursday, November 2 and Varsity will be away at Malibu Friday, November 3rd. Fillmore Flashes Football Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
On Friday, October 27th Fillmore Flashes hosted Carpinteria. This past Friday was Fillmore’s last home game and as tradition goes Fillmore honored their Senior players. They also had a Mother Daughter half-time performance with the Flashes Cheerleaders. Unfortunately, Fillmore was defeated by Carpinteria 56-26. The Flashes JV will play Paramount on Thursday, November 2 and Varsity will be away at Malibu Friday, November 3rd. Fillmore Flashes Football Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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SoCal Fillmore Bears Midgets team who made the playoffs this year stop and pose for a photo after their game on Saturday. All Youth Raiders & SoCal Bears Football & Cheer photos courtesy of Crystal Gurrola.
SoCal Fillmore Bears Midgets team who made the playoffs this year stop and pose for a photo after their game on Saturday. All Youth Raiders & SoCal Bears Football & Cheer photos courtesy of Crystal Gurrola.
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Fillmore Raiders Seniors Team who made the playoffs this year.
Fillmore Raiders Seniors Team who made the playoffs this year.
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Submitted by Coach Tanya Gonzales. Tuesday, October 17th Fillmore hosted their last home game against Santa Paula. Final Scores: Frosh won 25-21 and 25-13, JV won 25-14 and 25-15, and Varsity won in 5 sets: 21-25, 16-25, 25-10, 25-16, and 15-13. Standout players were Lindsey Brown with 16 digs and 4 serving aces, Tori Villegas had 7 serving aces, 2 digs and 4 kills, then Johana Garcia waled away with 9 serving aces 5 kills and 2 blocks, and our setter Tori Gonzales had 21 assists, 3 kills, and 2 serving aces. On Thursday, October 19th FHS played against Santa Clara. Final Scores; Frosh won 25-15 and 25-22, JV team also won 25-15, 25-18, and Varsity started out strong but didn't bring home the win 25-21, 18-25, 19-25, and 21-25. Standout players for the night were; Kasey Crawford with 20 digs and 5 kills, Lindsey Brown had 23 digs, 4 kills, and 1 serving ace, and tori Gonzales had 20 assists, 9 digs, 2 kills, and 1 serving ace.
Submitted by Coach Tanya Gonzales. Tuesday, October 17th Fillmore hosted their last home game against Santa Paula. Final Scores: Frosh won 25-21 and 25-13, JV won 25-14 and 25-15, and Varsity won in 5 sets: 21-25, 16-25, 25-10, 25-16, and 15-13. Standout players were Lindsey Brown with 16 digs and 4 serving aces, Tori Villegas had 7 serving aces, 2 digs and 4 kills, then Johana Garcia waled away with 9 serving aces 5 kills and 2 blocks, and our setter Tori Gonzales had 21 assists, 3 kills, and 2 serving aces. On Thursday, October 19th FHS played against Santa Clara. Final Scores; Frosh won 25-15 and 25-22, JV team also won 25-15, 25-18, and Varsity started out strong but didn't bring home the win 25-21, 18-25, 19-25, and 21-25. Standout players for the night were; Kasey Crawford with 20 digs and 5 kills, Lindsey Brown had 23 digs, 4 kills, and 1 serving ace, and tori Gonzales had 20 assists, 9 digs, 2 kills, and 1 serving ace.
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On Friday, October 10th Fillmore Flashes Varsity played at Santa Clara High School, however lost with a final score 50-14. Fillmore host their last Home game and Senior Night this Friday, October 27th against Carpinteria, JV begins 4:30pm and Varsity 7:30pm. Fillmore Flashes Football Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
On Friday, October 10th Fillmore Flashes Varsity played at Santa Clara High School, however lost with a final score 50-14. Fillmore host their last Home game and Senior Night this Friday, October 27th against Carpinteria, JV begins 4:30pm and Varsity 7:30pm. Fillmore Flashes Football Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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The Fillmore Raiders games this past weekend. Final Scores from Saturday, October 21st: Raiders Mighty Might Black vs Saugus, 16-8 (Saugus); Raiders Bantams vs LA City Ducks, 37-0, (Ducks); Raiders Freshman vs Oxnard Blue, 8-6 (Raiders); Raiders Sophomores vs Santa Barbara, 30-0 (Santa Barbara); Raiders Juniors vs Simi Valley Bulldogs, 42-14 (Bulldog); Raiders Seniors vs Camarillo Gold, 21-6 (Raiders). All Youth Raiders Football & Cheer photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
The Fillmore Raiders games this past weekend. Final Scores from Saturday, October 21st: Raiders Mighty Might Black vs Saugus, 16-8 (Saugus); Raiders Bantams vs LA City Ducks, 37-0, (Ducks); Raiders Freshman vs Oxnard Blue, 8-6 (Raiders); Raiders Sophomores vs Santa Barbara, 30-0 (Santa Barbara); Raiders Juniors vs Simi Valley Bulldogs, 42-14 (Bulldog); Raiders Seniors vs Camarillo Gold, 21-6 (Raiders). All Youth Raiders Football & Cheer photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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Flashes Run Well Home Course
Michael Sanchez is the FHSXC captain. He has been a highly dedicated and determined runner for four years. This past Thursday he wins the TCAA Varsity Boys race. We are proud of his accomplishment and look forward to seeing him in the championship season. Way to race Mikey! Photo courtesy Coach Kim Tafoya.
Michael Sanchez is the FHSXC captain. He has been a highly dedicated and determined runner for four years. This past Thursday he wins the TCAA Varsity Boys race. We are proud of his accomplishment and look forward to seeing him in the championship season. Way to race Mikey! Photo courtesy Coach Kim Tafoya.

Fillmore Cross Country hosted TCAA Meet 2 on Thursday, October 12th at Elkins Golf Course. This race is run on grass and pavement with two major climbs. Eleven boy teams and twelve girl teams competed in this highly competitive league meet.

Nick Villela was Fillmore’s top finisher in the first race of the day. He led the JV boys by placing 3rd in a time of 17:26.12, he was followed by Rey Andres Laureano 5th in 17:29.70, Fabian Del Villar 6th in 17:32.15, Davis Flores 10th 17:44.37, Jesus Martinez 15th in 18:22.49, Juan Carlos Laureano 17th in 18:43.46, Alex Manzo 18th in 18:49.20, Matthew Munoz 21st in 19:01.99, Antonio Villalobos 23rd in 19:16.37, Jorge Acevedo 26th in 19:37.85, Eric Hernandez 27th in 19:43.41, Joseph Magdaleno 28th in 19:46.68, Mario Hurtado 30th in 19:50.48, Alexander Recancoj r32nd in 19:50.88, Andrew Otineru 38th in 20:00.39, David Bustos 45th in 20:15.78, Luis Leon 50th in 20:38.11, Gustavo Valdez 51st in 20:42.16, Erick Gutierrez 55th in 21:06.9, Jesus Cadena 58th in 21:13.36, Daniel Cruz 73rd in 22:10.52, and Samuel Kafka 81st in 22:32.95 . This race came down to the wire with Fillmore and Foothill Technology tying with a score of 39 points apiece. Foothill Technology was declared the winning team due to their 6th runner non scoring finishing in front of Fillmore’s 6th runner. Eric Hernandez improved on last year’s time on this course by about 2 minutes 32 seconds.

The Varsity girls race was won by Claudia Lane, top runner in the Nation, from Malibu. Her time of 16:20.81 would have placed her 4th in the Varsity boys race. Carissa Rodriguez led the Flashes finishing 2nd in a time of 18:39.19. She was followed by Diana Perez 7th in 19:19.15, Vanessa Avila 9th in 19:30.85, Giselle Perez 13th in 20:23.01, Nicole Gonzalez 21st in 21:05.55, Anahi Pascual 23rd in 21:18.72, and Cecilia Cisneros 31st in 21:50.84. In the team competition, the girls finished in second. Gisele Perez had the biggest performance improvement for the girls bettering last year’s time by about 5 minutes 5 seconds.

The Varsity boys race was won by Fillmore’s Michael Sanchez who cruised the course in a fine 16:06.62. Michael’s time catapulted him to the top of the best Fillmore Senior times on this course by almost a minute. He was followed by Everardo Garcia Magana who finished in 5th in 16:29.69, Jonathan Ordaz 11th in 16:52.41, Sergio Perez 14th 16:59.31, Jesse De La Cruz 24th in 17:42.41, and Juan Ramirez 36th in 18:19.22. In the team battle, Fillmore finished second to Foothill Technology by a mere 7 points.

In the final race of the day, Jacqueline Chavez led the Fillmore JV girls finishing in 7th in 21:23.44. She was followed by Allison Recancoj 10th in 22:29.41, Jacqueline Ruiz 11th in 22:44.29, Ebony Venegas 12th in 22:45.03, Emma Orozco 13th in 22:48.3, Lorena Izarraras 14th in 23:05.08, Michelle Reyes 17th in 23:49.93, Yakeline Magana 26th in 24:41.24, Isabela De La Cruz 35th in 25:40.54, Liliana Felix 39th in 25:52,69, Aliyah Heredia 43rd in 26:40.65, Marisol Ramos 51st in 27:27.73, and Emma Ortiz 53rd in 27:56.81. The JV girls finished second in the team competition.

The Flashes will next compete at the Ventura County Cross Country Championships on Friday, October 27th at Lake Casitas in Ojai.

 

Are you ready to Trunk-or-Treat?! Calling all groups, clubs and organizations that are interested in partaking in a FREE family-friendly Halloween activity! On September 24th the Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting an informational meeting at City Hall in the Council Chambers from 5:30pm-6:30pm. We invite you to join us on Monday September 24th to answer any questions and accept registration for spots available at our Trunk-or-Treat event.
Registration packets are available for pick up at City Hall on the 2nd floor in the Parks and Recreation Department. Feel free to call 805-524-1500 ext. 713 or recreation@ci.fillmore.ca.us for more information.


 
Fillmore’s girls tennis player as she warms up before the match against Santa Paula.
Fillmore’s girls tennis player as she warms up before the match against Santa Paula.
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A note from coach Bowman
As of today, the Fillmore high school girls tennis team has rounded up their season. We played our final matches against St. Bonaventure, Nordoff, and Santa Paula high schools. Thank you to all of our opponent’s coaches. They were all great, hospitable hosts as all of our matches were “away.” Of course a big thanks to Fillmore high school for supporting the team especially Principal Tom Ito and Athletic Director Kim Tafoya. Hopefully Fillmore high school will have enough courts in the future to have home matches as parents love to watch their teenagers play a sport. Tennis courts would benefit the team as well as an additional sport for students in P.E. classes at the high school. As the season progressed this year, I saw more confidence in Fillmore’s players as they began to have trust in their backhands, and were serving powerful serves. Instilling confidence in the team members, as you know, is important to me as a coach. Learning to play this technical game of tennis has been no easy task for the team. It is a challenge to learn, and will help them to face other difficulties in the future. Maybe down the road, one of the girls will say, “I’m up for the challenge of medical school...after all, I learned how to play tennis!” Specifically this year, serving the ball “in the court,” was a priority as they practiced this part of the game on a daily basis. Once the serve is in, the game begins. Also, learning the tactical game of tennis was trickled in as the basic strokes were the first priority. A tactical skill is standing in the correct position on the court. Learning to stay out of “no man’s land,” is a challenge as it is tempting to stand in the center of the court when one is learning the game. An example of the wrong position might be a few feet in front of the baseline; tennis balls will most likely land at your feet with no time to return the ball. Especially for a beginner, standing further behind the baseline may give ample time to take a backswing to hit the tennis ball. Timing is everything. Standing too far away from the net in a volleying position may also be a bad position on the court. A volley may be more of a success if the player is standing closer to the net, as most volleys are hit from a high to low angle position. Getting back to the players, returning from last year, players Briana Lopez and Karime Renteria excelled in all of the strokes of the game and were a pleasure to watch on the tennis court. The new girls Jessica Lopez, Maria Gonzalez, Amairani Aragon, Ashley Tamayo, and Marisa Herrera picked up the game quickly, were competitive, and became better players by the day. Thank you to all of the parents, especially for raising such a great group of girls. The girls were kind and respectful all around.

 
On Friday, October 13th the Fillmore Flashes hosted Maranatha High School. Unfortunately, both JV and Varsity were defeated, final scores: JV 48-7 and Varsity 40 – 21. Next week the Flashes JV will play way in Carpinteria at 4:30pm. Varsity will play Friday, October 20th in Santa Clara at 7:00pm. Fillmore Flashes Football Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola and Charles S. Morris with KSSP Photography.
On Friday, October 13th the Fillmore Flashes hosted Maranatha High School. Unfortunately, both JV and Varsity were defeated, final scores: JV 48-7 and Varsity 40 – 21. Next week the Flashes JV will play way in Carpinteria at 4:30pm. Varsity will play Friday, October 20th in Santa Clara at 7:00pm. Fillmore Flashes Football Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola and Charles S. Morris with KSSP Photography.
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Submitted By Coach Tony Hernandez.

On Sunday October 15, 2017, Roger Campbell, a lifelong resident of Fillmore, California died peacefully at the age of 67 with his son and daughter by his side. He was born to George and Lawanda Campbell on August 22, 1950 in Santa Paula, California.

Roger served his beloved community of Fillmore and the County of Ventura through the office of City Council from 1984 to 2000, including being a two-term Mayor, Assistant Fire Chief, member of various boards and committees at the county and state level, and as a Political Consultant. He loved his lifelong home town and always sought the good of Fillmore and its residents. His accomplishments and years of service will last for generations to come. He has touched the lives of many and the loss will be felt by colleagues, friends and family.

Roger greatly loved and cared for his family, who will deeply miss him. He is survived by loving parents Chief George Campbell and Lawanda Campbell; brother Richard Campbell and wife Kathy Yakal; sister Carol and husband Chief Pat Askren; first wife Kathy Campbell; daughter Laurie and husband Jon Best and their children Emma, Elena and Daniel; son Mike and wife Jenny Campbell and their children Miriam, Hannah, George and William; his nephews Patrick Askren, Jimmy Faris, and niece Chrissy Fratzel.

A memorial to honor his life and service will be held Saturday, October 21st at 10:30 am in front of Fillmore City Hall. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Autism Speaks.

 
This past Saturday the SoCal Fillmore Bears hosted their 2017 Homecoming game. Pictured above is their 2017 Homecoming
Court. All SoCal Filllmore Bear & Cheer photos courtesy of Crystal Gurrola.
This past Saturday the SoCal Fillmore Bears hosted their 2017 Homecoming game. Pictured above is their 2017 Homecoming Court. All SoCal Filllmore Bear & Cheer photos courtesy of Crystal Gurrola.
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Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
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Submitted by Coach David Mac Donald

On Monday, October 16th the Fillmore Flashes Girls Golf team competed in their individual league championships. Ali Ruiz finished 16th in the league championship 9 hole round out of 35 golfers with a score of 52; Alyssa Ibarra finished 19th; Destiny Menjuga finished 20th; Sammi Ibarra finished 21st. The team overall season record was 8-6 and finished 4th in the Tri-Valley league.

 
Thursday, October 5th Fillmore Flashes JV Football hosted Bishop Diego. The Flashes JV fell short this game with a final score of 14-0, Bishop Diego. On Friday, October 6th Flashes Varsity hosted Bishop Diego, and lost 56-0. Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola and Charles S. Morris with KSSP Photography.
Thursday, October 5th Fillmore Flashes JV Football hosted Bishop Diego. The Flashes JV fell short this game with a final score of 14-0, Bishop Diego. On Friday, October 6th Flashes Varsity hosted Bishop Diego, and lost 56-0. Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola and Charles S. Morris with KSSP Photography.
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The Fillmore Raiders hosted their 2017 Homecoming games this past weekend here in Fillmore. Final Scores from Saturday, October 7th: Raiders Mighty Might Silver vs Carpinteria, 36-0, (Carpinteria); Raiders Mighty Might Black vs Santa Barbara, 14-6 (Raiders); Raiders Bantams vs Mid-Valley Silver, 28-10, (Raiders); Raiders Freshman vs LA Ducks, 0-12 (LA Ducks); Raiders Sophomores vs Santa Barbara, 7-6 (Santa Barbara); Raiders Juniors vs Santa Barbara, 30-14 (Santa Barbara); Raiders Seniors vs Camarillo Black, 26-16 (Camarillo Black). Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
The Fillmore Raiders hosted their 2017 Homecoming games this past weekend here in Fillmore. Final Scores from Saturday, October 7th: Raiders Mighty Might Silver vs Carpinteria, 36-0, (Carpinteria); Raiders Mighty Might Black vs Santa Barbara, 14-6 (Raiders); Raiders Bantams vs Mid-Valley Silver, 28-10, (Raiders); Raiders Freshman vs LA Ducks, 0-12 (LA Ducks); Raiders Sophomores vs Santa Barbara, 7-6 (Santa Barbara); Raiders Juniors vs Santa Barbara, 30-14 (Santa Barbara); Raiders Seniors vs Camarillo Black, 26-16 (Camarillo Black). Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
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The Fillmore Raiders hosted their 2017 Homecoming games this past weekend here in Fillmore. Final Scores from Saturday, October 7th: Raiders Mighty Might Silver vs Carpinteria, 36-0, (Carpinteria); Raiders Mighty Might Black vs Santa Barbara, 14-6 (Raiders); Raiders Bantams vs Mid-Valley Silver, 28-10, (Raiders); Raiders Freshman vs LA Ducks, 0-12 (LA Ducks); Raiders Sophomores vs Santa Barbara, 7-6 (Santa Barbara); Raiders Juniors vs Santa Barbara, 30-14 (Santa Barbara); Raiders Seniors vs Camarillo Black, 26-16 (Camarillo Black).
The Fillmore Raiders hosted their 2017 Homecoming games this past weekend here in Fillmore. Final Scores from Saturday, October 7th: Raiders Mighty Might Silver vs Carpinteria, 36-0, (Carpinteria); Raiders Mighty Might Black vs Santa Barbara, 14-6 (Raiders); Raiders Bantams vs Mid-Valley Silver, 28-10, (Raiders); Raiders Freshman vs LA Ducks, 0-12 (LA Ducks); Raiders Sophomores vs Santa Barbara, 7-6 (Santa Barbara); Raiders Juniors vs Santa Barbara, 30-14 (Santa Barbara); Raiders Seniors vs Camarillo Black, 26-16 (Camarillo Black).
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Pictured are some Lady Flashes that competed this past week (l-r): Cecilia Cisneros, Nicole Gonzalez, Giselle Perez, Carissa Rodriguez, Diana Perez, Anahi Pascual, and Vanessa Avila.
Pictured are some Lady Flashes that competed this past week (l-r): Cecilia Cisneros, Nicole Gonzalez, Giselle Perez, Carissa Rodriguez, Diana Perez, Anahi Pascual, and Vanessa Avila.
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This past week, Fillmore's Cross Country split squads traveled and competed in the Ventura County Twilight Meet at Lake Casitas in Ojai and the Clovis Invitational at Woodward Park in Fresno. The Ventura County Twilight group competed on Wednesday and the second group competed on Saturday.

On Wednesday, Fillmore athletes competed on a short course of 1.85 miles or a 3 mile race in their respective gender race. The first race was the boys 1.85 mile run. Fillmore did not field a complete team in this race. Juan Ramirez led the Flashes by placing 38th in 11:01.8, followed by Juan Carlos Laureano 51st in 11:20.4, Jesus Cadena 158th in 13:00.9, and Samuel Kafka 201st in 13:30.8.

In the girls 1.85 mile the team was led by Jackie Chavez who finished in 21st place in 13:11.2. She was followed by newcomer Ebony Venegas 40th in 13:46.1, Allison Recancoj 57th in 14:23.1, Marisol Ramos 187th in 17:02.8 and Emma Ortiz 207th in 17:48.5. Jackie Chavez was the lone medal winner and the girls finished in 9th place as a scoring team.

Joseph Magdelano led the boys over the 3 mile course finishing in 108th place in 20:09.4, he was followed by Erik Hernandez 123rd in 20:27.1, Andrew Otineru 128th in 20:31.4, David Bustos 160th in 21:06.1, Luis Leon 180th in 21:51.4, Erick Gutierrez 184th in 21:53.2, Gustavo Valdez 188th in 22:01.6, and Daniel Cruz 208th in 22:45.4. In the team competition, the Flashes placed 13th.

In the final 3 mile race Arielle Estrada led the Lady Flashes to a 9th place team finish. She finished in 42nd place in a time of 23:31.2, and was followed by Emma Orozco 47th in 23:54.1, Jacqueline Ruiz 56th in 24:15.6, Lorena Izarraras 57th in 24:16.2, Michelle Reyes 66th in 24:42.6, Liliana Felix 113th in 27:28.9, and Eva Vieyra 130th in 29:30.5.

At the Clovis Invitational, Fillmore fielded 3 teams. The races were run over a mostly dirt 5000 meter course, with several major hills.

The Varsity girls had the early race and were led by front running Carissa Rodriguez who improved her time placing 10th in a time of 19:02.3. She was followed by Diana Perez 24th in 19:25.7, Vanessa Avila 36th in 19:53.5, Giselle Perez 72nd in 20:45.3, Anahi Pascual 78th in 20:53.2, Nicole Gonzalez 92nd in 21:14.7, and Cecilia Cisneros 145th in 22:47.3. Both Carissa and Diana were medal winners. In the team competition the team placed a creditable 5th. Two hundred and seven girls competed in this race.

The second race for Fillmore featured the Varsity boys. There were 217 competitors in this race. The Flashes were led by Michael Sanchez who worked his way up to 21st passing 10 competitors in the last mile and finishing in a course best time of 16:35.4. He was followed by Everardo Magana Garcia 44th in 17:00.7, Johnathan Ordaz 67th in 17:25.7, Sergio Perez 78th in 17:33.8, Juan Ramirez 128th in 18:24.4, and Antonio Villalobos 185th in 19:52.5. Michael Sanchez was the lone medal winner in this race. The boys placed 10th in the team competition.

The final race of the day for the Flashes saw a strong group of 132 Frosh-Soph athletes toe the line in the Boys Division 3-4 race. Quick improving Freshman, Jesse De La Cruz ran to a fine 9th place finish in this very competitive race. He posted a time of 17:46.8 and was Fillmore’s top finisher on the day. He was followed by Fabian Del Villar 23rd in 18:16.3, Davis Flores 44th in 18:51.3, Juan Carlos Laureano 52nd in 19:10.7, Jesse Martinez 55th in 19:13.3, Matthew Munoz 64th in 19:40, and Rey Laureano 70th in 19:51.3. Jesse De La Cruz and Fabian were medal winners, and the team finished in 5th.

The Flashes will next compete at the second of three TCAA meets to determine league standings and which Varsity teams will represent our league at the Division 4, SS CIF Prelim Meet. This meet will be held on Wednesday, October 12th at Elkins Golf Course in Fillmore with the first race commencing at 4 P.M.

 
Pictured above is the 2006 Fillmore High Football Team at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony held on Saturday, October 7th along with other FHS Alumni.
Pictured above is the 2006 Fillmore High Football Team at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony held on Saturday, October 7th along with other FHS Alumni.
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