The stifling California United defense of Brooke Nunez and Isabel Hernandez is quick to surround an opposing player. Photo courtesy of David Tello.
The stifling California United defense of Brooke Nunez and Isabel Hernandez is quick to surround an opposing player. Photo courtesy of David Tello.
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A touch and go play in front of the goalie in the U-12 game. Photo courtesy of Irma Espino.
A touch and go play in front of the goalie in the U-12 game. Photo courtesy of Irma Espino.
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Submitted By Coach Tony Hernandez

The U-11 girls had an intense and competitive game against Valley United this past weekend that ended with the final score being 4-0 . The game was much closer than the score might indicate, with Valley United taking 6 shots and 2 Penalty Kick’s against our goalie, Mikayla McKenzie. Lucky for California United, Mikayla was ready and waiting, along with her defense battling all game long against an aggressive offense. After a slow start, California United started to finally move the ball with a combination of passing and speed leading to a few break away runs. Getting the goals for us this weekend were Jadon Rodriguez, Fatima Alvarado, Marlene Gonzales and Jessica Rodriguez. Overall Record 8-0-0.

The U-12 boys also saw action this weekend against the Piru Chivas. The California United offense exploded for a 10 goal game with 3 goals by Ivan Espino, 2 goals each by Juan Garza, Fernando Pastrana, Samuel Govea and 1 goal by Tony Andrade. This great showing puts their overall record at 4-1-1. The U-13 team had a good victory over Oxnard PAL with a final score of 4-2.

 


 
Fillmore High School’s swim team is getting ready for the upcoming swim season. They are ahead of the game by training nine months ahead of the season, and looking forward to having an even better season than last year.
Fillmore High School’s swim team is getting ready for the upcoming swim season. They are ahead of the game by training nine months ahead of the season, and looking forward to having an even better season than last year.
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Front row, left to right:  Zoie Isom, April Lizarraga.  Middle row, left to right: Natalie Segura, Jasmine Zavala, Kayla Carrillo, Alyssa Ocegueda, Emma Ocegueda.  Back row, left to right:  Coach Rudy Murillo, Lily Murillo, Jazalyn Ramos, Coach Beany Venegas, Ebony Venegas, Alexis Sanchez, and Manager Tim Isom.
Front row, left to right: Zoie Isom, April Lizarraga. Middle row, left to right: Natalie Segura, Jasmine Zavala, Kayla Carrillo, Alyssa Ocegueda, Emma Ocegueda. Back row, left to right: Coach Rudy Murillo, Lily Murillo, Jazalyn Ramos, Coach Beany Venegas, Ebony Venegas, Alexis Sanchez, and Manager Tim Isom.
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The Fillmore 14U All Stars recently competed at the ASA “B” State Tournament in Lancaster July 7 – July 9, 2017. They won 6 games, and made it to the final four.

The team is headed to Sacramento to compete for the 2017 Western National Championship in Roseville, CA from July 31 - August 6, 2017.

A GoFundMe Campaign has been created to help the team with travel costs and expenses.

Anyone wishing to donate or sponsor the team can do so by visiting: www.GoFundMe.com/Fillmore14U

 


 
Fillmore 10U All-Stars Team (Top) Emma Estrella, Analisa Cabral, Sophia Alvarez, Aleena Camacho, Makayla Balboa, Desiree Cardona (Bottom) Delaney Vazquez, Erika Sanchez, Aryanne Munoz, Arianna Halcon, Livia Cabral, Sofie Aviles. Manager: Cali Venegas. Coaches: Cesar Camacho, Johnny Cabral and Pokey Sanchez.
Fillmore 10U All-Stars Team (Top) Emma Estrella, Analisa Cabral, Sophia Alvarez, Aleena Camacho, Makayla Balboa, Desiree Cardona (Bottom) Delaney Vazquez, Erika Sanchez, Aryanne Munoz, Arianna Halcon, Livia Cabral, Sofie Aviles. Manager: Cali Venegas. Coaches: Cesar Camacho, Johnny Cabral and Pokey Sanchez.
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Fillmore’s team huddles before they kick off the C Regional Championship in San Diego against Sylmar. Photo courtesy Cesar Camacho.
Fillmore’s team huddles before they kick off the C Regional Championship in San Diego against Sylmar. Photo courtesy Cesar Camacho.
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Submitted By Coach Cesar Camacho

Congratulations to the Fillmore 10U All-Stars for binging home 2nd place at the C Regional Championship in San Diego hosted by the California State Games. They defeated Goleta Storm, Livermore, Rancho Cordova, Fullerton Hills and Huntington Beach to make it to the championship game against Sylmar. Both teams’ defense kept the game score at zero.

Unfortunately, Sylmar was able to score one run in the bottom of the 6th inning giving them the win. The team finished the season with a record of 24-8. A great accomplishment by these young athletes.

On behalf of the team we would like to thank the parents, friends, family and our community for the tremendous support and donations these girls received. Congratulations girls! “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”

 


 
Using her speed to get around the defender, California United player Athena Sanchez looks to make a play. Photo courtesy Valerie Hernandez.
Using her speed to get around the defender, California United player Athena Sanchez looks to make a play. Photo courtesy Valerie Hernandez.
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Submitted by Coach Tony Hernandez

The U-13 girls also looked dominant this weekend with a 7-3 win over the Oxnard Waves. Jenny Abrego was the standout scorer of the game with 5 goals as well as 2 assists. Isabel Regalado had 2 goals for California United while Valeria Jaimes was pinpoint accurate with her passes, leading with 5 assists. Just as impressive as the 7 goals scored was that each goal was scored off an assist, showing the teamwork and ball movement you love to see from a young team.

The boys’ U-12 saw a tough defensive struggle versus Newbury Park resulted in a hard earned 1-1 tie. The loan goal of the game for California United was scored by Ivan Espino helping his team earn the point. Keeping the game close all game was goalie Eugenio Serna with two outstanding saves while playing behind a defensive line that made it tough on the Newbury Park team from start to finish. Current record at 3-1-1.

U-13 boys had a bye week.

The U-11 girls were in top form again this last Saturday against the Warriors with a 14-1 victory where their passing skills were on full display. This week we will just let the numbers speak for themselves. The team currently stands at 7-0-0.

 


 
On Saturday, July 8th Fillmore High School Cross Country Team hosted a Yard Sale Fundraiser for their upcoming Mammoth Trip which they compete in every year.
On Saturday, July 8th Fillmore High School Cross Country Team hosted a Yard Sale Fundraiser for their upcoming Mammoth Trip which they compete in every year.
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Jessica Rodriguez in a tough battle for the ball versus Valley United on Saturday July 1st. All photos Courtesy Evelia Hernandez.
Jessica Rodriguez in a tough battle for the ball versus Valley United on Saturday July 1st. All photos Courtesy Evelia Hernandez.
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On Saturday, July 2nd, Leading the offense, Karissa Terrazas makes a move around an Oxnard Wave defender.
On Saturday, July 2nd, Leading the offense, Karissa Terrazas makes a move around an Oxnard Wave defender.
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Taking the ball right up the middle, Brooke Nunez runs right by the opponent.
Taking the ball right up the middle, Brooke Nunez runs right by the opponent.
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One of the 4 goals scored of the July 1st weekend by Jadon Rodriguez.
One of the 4 goals scored of the July 1st weekend by Jadon Rodriguez.
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Submitted by Coach Tony Hernandez

July 1st - In their first ever home game, the California United U-11 girls had a strong showing for the Fillmore crowd with a 9-0 victory over Valley United. This games top scorers were Jadon Rodriguez and Marlene Gonzales each with a hat trick, 3 goals. The other goals were scored by Victoria Pina, Fatima Alvarado and Athena Sanchez who had one goal each. Another shut out for goalies Gabriela Martinez and Mikayla McKenzie.

July 2nd – The California United U-11 team showed great resilience after being down 0-1 after a penalty kick by the Oxnard Waves early in the game and another penalty kick in the second half. Marlene Gonzales responded with 2 goals, along with Jadon Rodriguez and Athena Sanchez who had one goal apiece while Fatima Alvarado had an assist resulting in a final 4-2 score for California United. Current league record after this weekend stands at 5-0-0.
The California United U-13 boys fought hard this weekend versus La Esperanza with a final score of 1-4 in a California United loss. The goal scored for CU was made by Armando Manriquez. Current record of 2-2-1.

All other California United teams had a bye week.

July 8th - The California United boys saw actions this weekend with the U-12 team falling to Pachuca 0-2 for an overall 3-1-0 record, while the U-13 boys played a real tight game with Oxnard Pal that ended in a 2-2 tie with both California United goals scored by Diego Alcaraz.

The California United U-13 girls saw some action this week and earned a solid 5-0 win. Jenny Abrego finished the game with a total of 3 goals and Isabel Regalado contributed 2 more goals to the team effort.

U-11 girls did not have any games this weekend, but will be back in action this Saturday, the 15th at Two Rivers Park. Game time is 1:30 p.m., we hope to see you all there supporting Fillmore.

 
Fillmore High School’s turf football field renovations are nearly complete. Looks as though it might be done
before the students return from summer vacation.
Fillmore High School’s turf football field renovations are nearly complete. Looks as though it might be done before the students return from summer vacation.
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Fillmore 10U All-stars competed this past weekend in Lancaster, Ca. at the ‘C’ State Championship Tournament. They were in competition amongst 30 teams and came home with 3rd place. They have now qualified and will be moving on to the next level to compete for the Pacific Coast C Regional Championship, July 14-16 in San Diego County. Congratulations to all involved and good luck!! Picture and article provided By Gabby Camacho.
Fillmore 10U All-stars competed this past weekend in Lancaster, Ca. at the ‘C’ State Championship Tournament. They were in competition amongst 30 teams and came home with 3rd place. They have now qualified and will be moving on to the next level to compete for the Pacific Coast C Regional Championship, July 14-16 in San Diego County. Congratulations to all involved and good luck!! Picture and article provided By Gabby Camacho.
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Submitted by Coach Tony Hernandez

The California United U-11 girls keep rolling with a decisive 9-1 victory over the Warriors this past Saturday, June 24th. California United was looking sharp with some great cross field passing and an aggressive attack. The top scorer of the day was Victoria Pina with a 4 goal explosion. Also adding to the scoring sheet were Fatima Alvarado with 2 goals and 1 assist, Jadon Rodriguez with 1 goal and 1 assist, Isabel Hernandez and Marlene Gonzales with 1 goal each and Jessica Rodriguez with 1 assist, phew, a true team effort. The defense was its steady self as they gave up only 1 goal with Gaby Martinez and Mikayla McKenzie working hard as the goalkeepers. The U-11 girls have a 3-0-0 record.

The U-13 boys took on Santa Paula Barcelona in a tight game decided by only 1 goal. First goal for California United was scored by Armando Manriquez, off the assist from Arnulfo “Chino” Zepeda. With the game tied up at 1-1, Christian Hernandez kicked in the eventual game winner for a 2-1 victory over Santa Paula. The defense had their hands full all game, but stayed tough and kept it close with Donovan Estrada at goalkeeper. U-13 wasn’t done yet as they had another game on Sunday Vs. Oxnard Pal. Oxnard and took at what looked to be a commanding 3-1 lead over California United, but the team kept competing and were able to tie the game 3-3 and earn an important point in the standings. The first California United goal was scored by Armando Manriquez, with the assist by Johnny Zoto. The final 2 goals were scored by Diego Alcaraz, with one coming off a free kick and the game tying goal on a corner kick. This past weekend’s finals bring their overall record to 2-1-1.

California United U-12 had a bye this week but stay tuned for upcoming game info.

This week could be your chance to come out and see what all the excitement is about as California United will host its first home games this weekend at Two Rivers Park. U-11 girls will play Saturday at 10:30 am and Sunday at 12:10 pm. So come out and support a local club league doing positive things in the community and winning games out on the field.

 
On Saturday, June 24th Fillmore High School Football hosted a Youth Football Camp from 9:30am – 12pm on the Fillmore High School Football Field. The Camp was a huge success with nearly 100 youth football players attended.
On Saturday, June 24th Fillmore High School Football hosted a Youth Football Camp from 9:30am – 12pm on the Fillmore High School Football Field. The Camp was a huge success with nearly 100 youth football players attended.
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Congratulations to the Fillmore Girls Softball 10U Division All-Stars. The team defeated Sylmar 4-1 to become Western District Champions. (Top L-R) Arianna Halcon, Analisa Cabral, Desiree Cardona, Aleena Camacho, Sofie Aviles, (Middle L-R) Aryanne Munoz, Emma Estrella, , Sophia Alvarez, Makayla Balboa, Erika Sanchez, (Bottom L-R) Livia Cabral, Delaney Vazquez. Manager: Cali Venegas. Coaches: Johnny Cabral, Cesar Camacho, Pokey Sanchez. Team Mom: Gabby Camacho.
Congratulations to the Fillmore Girls Softball 10U Division All-Stars. The team defeated Sylmar 4-1 to become Western District Champions. (Top L-R) Arianna Halcon, Analisa Cabral, Desiree Cardona, Aleena Camacho, Sofie Aviles, (Middle L-R) Aryanne Munoz, Emma Estrella, , Sophia Alvarez, Makayla Balboa, Erika Sanchez, (Bottom L-R) Livia Cabral, Delaney Vazquez. Manager: Cali Venegas. Coaches: Johnny Cabral, Cesar Camacho, Pokey Sanchez. Team Mom: Gabby Camacho.
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California United 12-U boys chasing after the ball in a tight game vs VC Galaxy this past weekend. Photo Courtesy of Irma Espino.
California United 12-U boys chasing after the ball in a tight game vs VC Galaxy this past weekend. Photo Courtesy of Irma Espino.
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California United Girls 11-U team looking confident as they prepare to take the field after a team break. Photo Courtesy Evelia Hernandez.
California United Girls 11-U team looking confident as they prepare to take the field after a team break. Photo Courtesy Evelia Hernandez.
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Submitted by Coach Tony Hernandez

California United Girls’ 11-U team came out strong once again this past week with a solid showing versus the Oxnard Waves. California United’s scoring was led by Marlene Gonzales who had a whopping 5 goals with Jadon Rodriguez and Jessica Rodriguez each with one goal and assists by Alexis Pina and Fatima Alvarado. The defense held strong finishing the game with a shut out behind Gabriela Martinez and Mikayla McKenzie at goalie. Current record stands at 2-0-0.

The U-12 boys took on VC Galaxy in a close game that ended in a 2-1 victory for California United. Goals scored this week were by Ivan Espino and Alejandro Lanza with a huge save by Eugenio Serna to seal the victory for California United. The 12-U team currently stands at a perfect 3-0-0 record.

Boys 13-U saw action against Oxnard Real this week and took a 0-2 loss putting their overall record at 1-1-0.

 
California United 11-U girls are shown congratulating their opponents at the end of the game this past weekend after a great effort. Photo Courtesy Evelia Hernandez.
California United 11-U girls are shown congratulating their opponents at the end of the game this past weekend after a great effort. Photo Courtesy Evelia Hernandez.
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California United Boys U-13 resting and preparing for the second half of the game to begin against the Oxnard Pal. Photo Courtesy of Javi Alcaraz.
California United Boys U-13 resting and preparing for the second half of the game to begin against the Oxnard Pal. Photo Courtesy of Javi Alcaraz.
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Submitted by Coach Tony Hernandez

California United is back at it again with three of its teams seeing action this past weekend. The girls U-11 team came out extremely determined, and it showed, as they played their first game in a new league. CU took on Valley United from San Fernando and got off to a fast start finishing the first half 9-0 and eventually winning the game 12-2. There were three players with a hat trick this day ( 3 goals ), Kari Terrazas, Jadon Rodriguez and Marlene Gonzales and three more players with one goal apiece Fatima Alvarado, Miley Tello and Jessica Rodriguez.

The boys U-13 team also had a hard fought, close victory versus Oxnard Pal winning the game 2-1. The first goal was scored by Arnulfo “Chino” Zepeda on the assist by Johnny Zoto and the second goal, which would be the eventual game winner, by Diego Alcaraz.

U-12 also had a close game edging out the Tigres 4-3 behind 2 goals by Ivan Espino and one goal each by Juan Garza, and Samuel Govea. This team also played last Saturday with a 4-2 win over U de G. Alejandro Lanza had 2 goals with Ivan Espino and Fernando Pastrana with 1 goal.

 

Submitted by Juvenal Magana

Heritage Valley Blazers' athletes participated in the LA Jets Invitational at Gahr High School in Cerritos California, this Memorial Day weekend. A total of 5 of our athletes attended the USATF sanctioned event that had close to 4,500 athletes, who traveled as far as Las Vegas and the Bay Area. The meet was a qualifier for the USATF Championships, which will take place the weekend of June 30th. All 5 athletes achieved qualifying marks for their event.

The competition began Friday evening, with Lindsey Ramirez (11-12) who finished 3rd in the 3000m race, with a time of 10:44.64. Followed by, Emilio Magaña (13-14) who finished 8th in triple jump, with a mark of 33' 3.25".

Saturday was also full of great performances. In high jump, Ashlyn Larson (13-14) jumped 4' 11" to earn a 2nd place. Dante Mata turning heads again, high jumping 5’ 11.5”. He earned a 1st place, and the number one ranking in California. In shot put, Alexander Ladosky (13-14) earned a 3rd place, throwing 45' 6.5". The day didn't end there, Dante Mata and Emilio Magaña both earned a spot in the Championships in the 400m (13-14).

Sunday, Lindsey Ramirez (11-12) took 2nd place in the 1500m race, with a fast time of 5:04.85. Finally, Dante Mata and Emilio Magaña both secured a spot in 200m. Dante running a time of 24.76 and Emilio running, 25.9. Over all, a great start to the Jr. Olympic Track and Field Season.

 

Submitted By Tennis Coach Lolita Wyche Bowman

Fillmore high school girls and incoming freshmen, Fillmore high school is having an athletic clearance day on June 12 at the Fillmore high school gym starting at 4 PM to 7:30 PM. this athletic clearance is free to you. If you are interested in playing on the Fillmore high school varsity’s team please come to our first practice on June 19 at 9 AM at the local tennis courts next to the pool. Hope to see you there.

One more thing for local adult and youth experienced tennis players. We are gathering on Tuesday mornings at 9AM at the tennis courts. Please come and join us for some fun doubles matches. Meet local players.

 
Fillmore’s FFA hosted a Tri-tip Barbecue Fundraiser for Fillmore High School’s Football Team. Pictured above are Dave Wareham and Andrew Klittich getting the tri-tip on the grill. They barbecued about 190 pieces of tri-tip. Photo Courtesy Sebastian Ramirez.
Fillmore’s FFA hosted a Tri-tip Barbecue Fundraiser for Fillmore High School’s Football Team. Pictured above are Dave Wareham and Andrew Klittich getting the tri-tip on the grill. They barbecued about 190 pieces of tri-tip. Photo Courtesy Sebastian Ramirez.
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Fillmore High School’s 2017 Softball League Champs, are pictured with the Champions banner. Photo Courtesy Coach Kellsie McLain.
Fillmore High School’s 2017 Softball League Champs, are pictured with the Champions banner. Photo Courtesy Coach Kellsie McLain.
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Article and photo Submitted By Head Coach Kellsie McLain

After earning a league title and playing a host of spectacular games, the Flashes Varsity Softball team ended its 2017 season just two games away from the CIF Championship. Despite missing the title match this season, the FHS team’s list of accomplishments is long and varied. After defeating tough local rivals such as Golden Valley, Santa Paula, and St. Bonaventure, the Flashes also tackled CIF playoff opponents Cabrillo and Vista Del Lago in decisive 7-2 and 12-0 victories. With only four seniors graduating, the young Flashes squad has high hopes for the upcoming season. On behalf of the players, coaches, and parents, the Flashes team would like to thank the community of Fillmore for all of its support this past season. The players will be working hard to represent Fillmore well in 2018. Go Flashes!!!

 

On Friday, June 9th, Fillmore High School will be represented by Kevin Galvan and Danielle Negrete in the 2017 Volleyball All-Star Game set to play at Moorpark College. The boys’ game will kick off the evening at 5:30pm followed by the girls. Both Fillmore athletes were elected by the county coaches. We wish our athletes the best of
luck. Go Flashes!

 
Pitcher Sydnee Isom during the 1st round of CIF playoffs on Tuesday May 16th against Cabrillo of Lompoc. The Lady Flashes defeated Cabrillo with a final score 7-2 which advanced them to the 2nd round of CIF playoffs.
Pitcher Sydnee Isom during the 1st round of CIF playoffs on Tuesday May 16th against Cabrillo of Lompoc. The Lady Flashes defeated Cabrillo with a final score 7-2 which advanced them to the 2nd round of CIF playoffs.
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Flashes 3rd Baseman Cali Wyand up to bat during the 2nd Round of CIF playoff game against Vista del Lago High School, the Lady Flashes defeated Vista del Lago 12-0. The Flashes advance to Quarter Finals on Thursday May 25th at Torrance High School. Photo courtesy of Tom Ito.
Flashes 3rd Baseman Cali Wyand up to bat during the 2nd Round of CIF playoff game against Vista del Lago High School, the Lady Flashes defeated Vista del Lago 12-0. The Flashes advance to Quarter Finals on Thursday May 25th at Torrance High School. Photo courtesy of Tom Ito.
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Submitted By Head Coach Kellsie McLain

On Tuesday the FHS Varsity softball team traveled to Moreno Valley to defeat Vista Del Lago High School in the second round of CIF playoffs. Undaunted by their lengthy bus ride, the Flashes kicked off the game with an incredible offensive drive. In the top of the first inning Fillmore’s batters strung together an impressive series of hits, ultimately batting through the line-up and establishing an 8-0 lead. With strong defensive play and a continuance of their stellar hitting, the Flashes were able to hold on to the momentum and finish the game in only five innings. The contest ended with a final score of 12-0 in favor of Fillmore. Highlights of the game were as follows: Kasey Crawford went 2 for 4 with a single, a triple, and 3 RBIs; Cali Wyand went 2 for 4 with a single, a double, and 4 RBIs; Pitcher Sydnee Isom went 2 for 4 with a single, a double, and 4 RBI’s; Leah Meza went 1 for 4 with a homerun and 3 RBIs; Maiah Lopez went 2 for 4 with two singles. In addition to her great hitting, Pitcher Sydnee Isom also threw a shutout, allowing only two hits and no runs. The Flashes will face West Torrance High School in the quarter final this Thursday in Torrance, CA. Game time: 3:15 PM. Way to go Fillmore!!!

2nd Round Girls Softball CIF playoffs. Destination Vista del Lago HS.