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The SoCal Fillmore Bears Football hosted games this past Saturday in Fillmore. Final Scores from Saturday, September 16th: SoCal Fillmore Bears Gremlins vs Highland Bulldogs, 34–20 (Bears) SoCal Fillmore Bears Pee Wees vs Santa Clarita Chiefs, 6-0 (Bears); SoCal Fillmore Bears Bantams vs Ojai Eagles, 32-22 (Bears); SoCal Fillmore Bears Midgets vs Calabasas Ravens 28-0 (Bears); SoCal Fillmore Bears Juniors vs Santa Clarita Chiefs, 20-14 (Bears). All SoCal Fillmore Bears Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
The SoCal Fillmore Bears Football hosted games this past Saturday in Fillmore. Final Scores from Saturday, September 16th: SoCal Fillmore Bears Gremlins vs Highland Bulldogs, 34–20 (Bears) SoCal Fillmore Bears Pee Wees vs Santa Clarita Chiefs, 6-0 (Bears); SoCal Fillmore Bears Bantams vs Ojai Eagles, 32-22 (Bears); SoCal Fillmore Bears Midgets vs Calabasas Ravens 28-0 (Bears); SoCal Fillmore Bears Juniors vs Santa Clarita Chiefs, 20-14 (Bears). All SoCal Fillmore Bears Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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All SoCal Fillmore Bears Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
All SoCal Fillmore Bears Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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Submitted by Coach Lindsey Cota

The Fillmore Boys Water Polo team’s first game this year was against Villanova on 09/13/17, and was a shut out, with Villanova taking the win. However, as a team we hung in there and grew from the experience. We had our second game of the season on Friday 09/15/17 against Nordhoff, and performed a lot better than we did against Villanova. Nordhoff left with the win, but we gained valuable experience and were proud to get some points on the board. Our high scorers for the game were Sam Guzman, and Juan Perez.

This is only the second year our school has had a program, and it's a very new sport to many members of our community. We are a very young team, and several of our 10 players have just learned to swim during our practices over the past few weeks. A few of them have just gotten to a point where they'll jump into the water, and allow their heads to be submerged. It's obvious that they have a desire to improve, and they strive to get better everyday. The tasks that lay ahead of them at the start of the season were definitely daunting for our non swimmers, and not everybody could handle the amount of effort and sheer will that they needed to have to make it this far. Two of our players in particular have improved by leaps and bounds. Jorge Lizarraga, and Eddie Rodriguez both began a few weeks ago as players who had to hold on to the wall and couldn't swim more than a few feet at most without stopping. Both players have now played in games, and Eddie plays for a full quarter at a time, at 100% effort without needing or asking for a break. The advancements they've made have been nothing short of spectacular and I'm very impressed by them.

 


 
FHS Junior Antonio Villalobos at the Woodbridge Invitational. Photo courtesy Coach Kim Tafoya.
FHS Junior Antonio Villalobos at the Woodbridge Invitational. Photo courtesy Coach Kim Tafoya.
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Submitted by Coach Epi Torres

On Friday, Fillmore’s top Cross Country athletes competed at one of the early season quality meets, the Woodbridge Invitational. This meet is a pre-season indicator of how well your training and conditioning measures up to the other quality school programs that participate in this highly competitive Invitational.

The Freshman boys started the day off on a positive note. Jesse De La Cruz and Fabian Del Villar lined up at the starting line along with 227 other competitors. Jesse ran his way to an impressive fourth place finish running a 17:12.2. This was Fillmore's top individual finish on the day. He was followed by his teammate Fabian who also ran impressively finishing in 8th place and posted a time of 17:24.9. Both athletes were awarded medals.

The second race for the Flashes featured the tandem of Davis Flores and Jesus Martinez. There were 241 competitors in this race. Both harriers medaled with Davis finishing in 15th place and running a personal best time of 17:08.8 and Jesus finishing in 45th in 18:06.7.

The Varsity girls race had a total of 32 teams and 234 individuals toed the line. The Fillmore girls ran to a third place finish, 18 points behind 4th ranked CIF Southern Section team Bishop Amat. The Flashes were led by Junior Carissa Rodriguez who finished in 6th place in a personal best time of 18:01, she was followed by a much improved Diana Perez who finished in 13th place in 18:25.2, Vanessa Avila 29th in 19:07.3, Giselle Perez 57th in 19:48.8, Anahi Pascual 59th in 19:56, Jacqueline Perez 104th in 20:55.6 and Allison Recancoj 116th in 20:56. The girls were awarded a third place finish plaque for their fine effort. The top 5 athletes in this race were also awarded finisher medals.

The boys race had a total of 27 teams and 195 runners. Fillmore boys finished in 3rd place as a team placing them ahead of Bishop Amat the 8th ranked team in the current CIF Southern Section D4 rankings. The top performer for the Flashes this week, was senior Everardo Garcia Magana who finished in 14th place and posted the fastest time of the day for the boys in 15:40:8. He was followed by Michael Sanchez 19th in 15:45.2, Jesus Castro 36th in 16:05.4, Sergio Perez 40th in 16:16.8, Rey Laureano 16:19.3, Nick Villela 62nd in 16:40.4, and Jonathan Ordaz 65th in 16:44.7. The top 5 runners for Fillmore averaged an excellent 16:01 over the 3 mile course, and were awarded individual medals. This team also won a team plaque.

On Saturday the remainder of the Fillmore teams competed at the Ojai Invitational. For the first time this year they competed over a hilly, challenging course.

The first girls race was competed over a 3 mile course. Arielle Estrada led the Fillmore group finishing in 83rd place in 23:00.8. She was followed by Emma Orozco 117th in 23:46.3, and Michelle Reyes 135th in 24:32.4.

The boys followed and also ran the 3 mile course. Top runner was Matthew Munoz who finished in 150th in 19:45.8, he was followed by Alex Recancoj 151st in 19:46.4, Erik Hernandez 196th in 20:40.5, Gustavo Valdez 258th in 22:24.7 and Daniel Cruz 264th in 22:48.2.

The second group of girls ran a shorter 1.85 course. They were led by Jacqueline Ruiz who finished was 18th in 13:58.8. She was followed by Lorena Izarraras 30th in 14:30.8, Isabella De La Cruz 37th in 14:52.3, Paulina Fernandez 50th in 15:28.2, Sandra Murillo 62nd in 16:02.3, Eva Vieyra 92nd in 17:07.5, Liliana Felix 93rd in 17:08.4, and Emma Ortiz 102nd in 17:41.9. The top 4 Fillmore runners in this race were awarded finisher medals.

The second group of boys also ran a 1.85 course. Top runner for this race was David Bustos 60th place in 12:42.5. David was award an individual medal for his fine effort. He was followed by Luis Leon 65th in 12:51.4, Erick Gutierrez 74th in 13:04.5, Samuel Kafka 75th in 13:05.7, and Andrew Otineru 93rd in 13:38.4.

The Flashes will next compete on September the 20th at El Camino Real Park in Ventura. This will be the first of three league meets that will determine League Championships and which Varsity teams will represent the Tri-County Athletic Association at the Southern Section Division 4 CIF Prelims meet.

 


 
Fillmore High School Tennis Team
Fillmore High School Tennis Team
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A note from tennis coach Bowman.

To catch up with past events, Fillmore high school girls tennis played against Villanova and Bishop Diego high schools. Playing these two tough teams has definitely raised the skill level of the Fillmore team. For example, Bishop Diego’s number one singles player is ranked in junior tennis in California, so you can imagine what it was like to return a killer serve from this great player. Considering this, playing against a very good player forces our Fillmore girls to play quicker and stronger. Even though Bishop Diego’s team was good, the Fillmore girls returned many tough shots and revealed the hard work endured over these past few months! I am proud to watch them compete against other teams. On 9-18-17, Fillmore played St. Bonaventure at the Ventura College courts with a final score of Fillmore 2, St Bonaventure 16. Briana Lopez, and Ashley Tamayo scored the two points for Fillmore. (Each set won is counted as a point in high school tennis) We hope to see our tennis fans at one of the following competitions; especially in Santa Paula being a hop skip and a jump from Fillmore. Fillmore will compete against Nordoff on 9-21-17 and 10-17-17, Santa Paula on 9-26-17, and 10-19-17, Santa Clara on 9-28-17, Laguna Blanca on 10-3-17, and Villanova on 10-5-17.

I want to thank the support of the parents of our girls team. This foundation is evident as the girls are respectful and enthusiastic to learn and improve their game . A special congratulations to a new player Jessica Flores for playing singles for the first time against St. Bonaventure. Great job Jessica! You should see this girl move on the court. Thank you to Fillmore high school and all of their support for the tennis team.

 

Submitted by Coach Tanya Gonzales

The Fillmore Flashes played Malibu on September 12th in Fillmore. Frosh: 25-16, 25-23 JV: 25-18, 25-20 Varsity lost to the sharks with each match closer to their opponent. Varsity: 4-25, 18-25, 18-25. Strong players for the evening were Kasey Crawford with 1 serving ace, 8 kills with some strategically placed hits. Lindsey Brown had 9 digs, 1 serving ace, and 1 kill. Tori Gonzales had 4 kills, 2 serving aces, a few balls saved on defense and 12 assists. Thursday, September 14th the Lady Flashes took on Thacher. Only JV and Varsity levels played and defeated Thacher. JV: 25-13, 25-17 Varsity: 25-22, 25-21, 25-18.

 

Submitted by Coach David Mac Donald

On Tuesday, September 12th Fillmore took on St. Bonaventure. The Lady Flashes won St. Bonaventure with a score of 258 to 275.

On Thursday, September 14th Fillmore hosted Bishop Diego and came out on top with a score of 239 to 240. Fillmore Girls Golf evens its record to 3-3.

 
Submitted by Coach Corey Cole: Friday, September 8th the Fillmore Flashes traveled to Port Hueneme to take on the Vikings. Flashes JV defeated the Vikings with a final score of 14-0. Flashes Varsity lost to the Vikings with a final score of 43-0. This Friday September 15th Fillmore will have 107th meet with long time rival Santa Paula. The will be at Santa Paula High School JV begins 4:00pm and Varsity 7:30pm. General Admission $7 and Students w/ Valid ID $4. Be sure to go show that Fillmore Flashes Pride at the game. GOOOO FLASHES! Highlights: Jake Saviers went 11/12 for 113 yards, 2 interceptions and 4 attempts for 16 yards; Bryce Nunez with 12 attempts for 52 yards; David Julian with 7 attempts for 21 yards; Camron Holmes with 4 receptions for 30 yards; Marshal Martinez with 7 tackles and 3 pressures; Paget Ecklund with 12 tackles; Nick Herrera with 8 tackles.
Submitted by Coach Corey Cole: Friday, September 8th the Fillmore Flashes traveled to Port Hueneme to take on the Vikings. Flashes JV defeated the Vikings with a final score of 14-0. Flashes Varsity lost to the Vikings with a final score of 43-0. This Friday September 15th Fillmore will have 107th meet with long time rival Santa Paula. The will be at Santa Paula High School JV begins 4:00pm and Varsity 7:30pm. General Admission $7 and Students w/ Valid ID $4. Be sure to go show that Fillmore Flashes Pride at the game. GOOOO FLASHES! Highlights: Jake Saviers went 11/12 for 113 yards, 2 interceptions and 4 attempts for 16 yards; Bryce Nunez with 12 attempts for 52 yards; David Julian with 7 attempts for 21 yards; Camron Holmes with 4 receptions for 30 yards; Marshal Martinez with 7 tackles and 3 pressures; Paget Ecklund with 12 tackles; Nick Herrera with 8 tackles.
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The Fillmore Raiders hosted games this past weekend here in Fillmore. Final Scores from Saturday September 9th: Raiders Bantams vs. Warriors, 34-6 (Raiders); Raiders Mighty Might Silver vs Santa Paula, 28-6 (Santa Paula); Raiders Mighty Might Black had a bye week this past Saturday; Raiders Freshman vs San Fernando Warriors, 34-0 (Warriors); Raiders Sophomores vs Simi Valley Vikings, 34-12 (Raiders); Raiders Juniors vs Crown Valley Mustangs, 28-16 (Raiders); Raiders Seniors vs Ventura Buccaneers 27-0 (Raiders). All Youth Raiders Football & Cheer photos courtesy of Crystal Gurrola.
The Fillmore Raiders hosted games this past weekend here in Fillmore. Final Scores from Saturday September 9th: Raiders Bantams vs. Warriors, 34-6 (Raiders); Raiders Mighty Might Silver vs Santa Paula, 28-6 (Santa Paula); Raiders Mighty Might Black had a bye week this past Saturday; Raiders Freshman vs San Fernando Warriors, 34-0 (Warriors); Raiders Sophomores vs Simi Valley Vikings, 34-12 (Raiders); Raiders Juniors vs Crown Valley Mustangs, 28-16 (Raiders); Raiders Seniors vs Ventura Buccaneers 27-0 (Raiders). All Youth Raiders Football & Cheer photos courtesy of Crystal Gurrola.
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All Youth Raiders Football & Cheer photos courtesy of Crystal Gurrola.
All Youth Raiders Football & Cheer photos courtesy of Crystal Gurrola.
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All Youth Raiders Football & Cheer photos courtesy of Crystal Gurrola.

 

On Friday, September 8th Fillmore's Cross Country teams competed at the Rosemead Invitational. The course is fairly flat with many turns, a few hills, and 50 % grass. Eight races were contested, four at each grade level for both boys and girls.

The first race of the day featured the freshman girls. For the second race in a row, they were led by Isabela De La Cruz who finished in 72nd place in 25:02.5, followed by Liliana Felix 112th in 27:34.2, and Aliyah Heredia 117th in 27:48.2.

The freshman boys team had the top team finish of the day. They finished in second place overall, two points out of first. They were led by Rey Laureano, who finished in second place in an excellent 17:17.1. He was supported by outstanding running from Jesse De La Cruz 10th in 18:13.4, Fabian Del Villar 12th in 18:25.8, Matthew Munoz 28th in 19:05.5, David Bustos 92nd in 21:18.4 and Erick Gutierrez 131st in 22:44. The top 4 individuals in this race were also medal winners, and the team won a second place plaque.

The sophomore girls performed very well with all 3 finishing in the top 24 and medaling. Top finisher was Vanessa Avila in 6th place running a swift 20:12.2. She was followed by a much improved Giselle Perez 15th in 20:51.9, and Nicole Gonzalez 24th in 21:40.7.

The Sophomore boys finished in 8th place in the team competition. The best time in this division was turned in by newcomer Davis Flores. Davis ran an excellent 17:39.6 and finished in 11th. He was followed by Jesse Martinez 20th in 17:58.9, Alexander Manzo 35th in 18:46.5, Andrew Otineru 74th in 19:43.9, and Samuel Kafka 137th in 21:14.4. The top three runners were awarded medals for their top performances.

The junior girls team finished in 7th place in the team competition. They were led by Fillmore’s lone Division Champion Carissa Rodriguez who claimed 1st place in a race of 183 competitors. Her finish time was an impressive 18:44.4. Carissa was awarded a coveted 1st place champion trophy for her fine effort. Diana Perez also ran well finishing in 7th place, posting a time of 19:30.5. She was followed by Cecilia Cisneros 44th in 21:45.1, Emma Orozco 58th in 22:31.7, and Marisol Ramos 158th in 28:33.7. Four of these competitors were medal recipients.

The junior boys ran well enough to finish in 7th place as a team. The top three individuals in this race won medals. They were led by Sergio Perez who finished in 7th place running a season best of 16:56.9. He was followed by Antonio Villalobos 50th in 18:43.1, Alex Recancoj 52nd in 18:43.5, Joseph Magdaleno 88th in 19:43.2, Luis Leon 120th in 20:42.3, Daniel Cruz 124th in 20:54.6, and Jesus Cadena 142nd in 21:58.

The senior girls finished well. They were led by Jacqueline Chavez in 20th place running a time of 21:03.9, she was followed by Allison Recancoj 30th in 21:40.5, and Michele Reyes 52nd in 23:11. All 3 athletes medaled.

The senior boys ran a fine race finishing in third place and winning a team plaque for their strong effort. The top 5 finishers for Fillmore earned individual medals. Leading the charge was senior standout runner Michael Sanchez who showed he was in excellent early season form moving from 20th place to finish in 5th place in a time of 16:08.8, he was followed by Everardo Garcia Magana 13th in 16:33.6, Jesus Castro 19th in 16:49.1, Juan Ramirez 30th in 17:13.8, Jonathan Ordaz 59th in 18:18.9, Gustavo Valdez 81st in 19:21.2, and Eric Hernandez 95th in 619:56.0.

The Flashes will next travel as a split squad with several athletes traveling to the prestigious Woodbridge Invitational on Friday, September 15th and the other group competing on Saturday, September 16th at the Ojai Invitational.

 
California United U-13 Girls feeling good about their 4-0 win over Oxnard Waves.
California United U-13 Girls feeling good about their 4-0 win over Oxnard Waves.
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Tori Pina leads the attack on the Panteras to get California United on the board.
Tori Pina leads the attack on the Panteras to get California United on the board.
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Submitted By Coach Tony Hernandez

After one whole week off, three California United teams kicked off the winter season by winning all three games.

U-13 Girls: Taking on the Oxnard Waves California United came out looking to make a statement against last season’s champion. They did just that with a 4-0 win behind a full game shutout from goalkeeper Yazmin Mercado. Scoring for California United was Isabella Regalado with 2 goals while Daisy Jimenez and Jennifer Abrego each had 1 goal as well. Plenty of assists as usual for this team as Jennifer Abrego has 2 and Valeria Jaimes and Daisy Jimenez each had 1.

U-12 Boys: This was a close game down to the end against Atlas with California United winning it 5-4. The big scorer of the game was Ivan Espino as he gets a hat trick (3 goals) in the season opener. Scoring the other two goals were Fernando Pastrana and Alonso Murillo with 1 each.

U-11 Girls: California United took on the Oxnard Panteras to start their season and walked off the field with a 2-0 victory. Scoring was at a premium in this game as we were well in to the second half before Tori Pina scored the first goal of the game after a great run. A while later, Marlene Gonzales scored the second goal of the game on a booming kick. This was more than enough for the defense which prides itself in getting shut outs with Gaby Martinez and Mikayla McKenzie sharing time as goalkeepers.

 
(l-r) Jessica, Maria, Marisa, Briana, Karime, Amariani and Ashley at Villanova Prep school in Ojai California.
(l-r) Jessica, Maria, Marisa, Briana, Karime, Amariani and Ashley at Villanova Prep school in Ojai California.
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Submitted by Coach Tanya Gonzales.

Last Thursday, September 9th Fillmore hosted Carpinteria to kick off the first league match of the season. Fillmore’s Frosh team defeated Carpenteria in 2 sets final scores: 25-23 and 25-11; JV team won in 2 sets final scores: 25-13 and 25-17; Flashes Varsity lost to Carpinteria in 4 sets. Final scores were 25-21, 22-25, 19-25, and 23-25. All very close games, but Fillmore fell short. Fillmore’s standout players were Kasey Crawford with 4 serving aces, 11 digs, and 5 kills. Lindsey Brown had 12 digs. Tori Gonzales had 11 assists, 2 serving aces, 7 digs and 3 kills. The Flashes will host Thatcher on Thursday, September 14th for their second league game of the season.

Tuesday September 12, Fillmore hosted Malibu. Frosh team won 25-16 and 25-23. JV team won 25-18 and 25-20. Varsity lost in 3. 4-25, 18-25, and 18-25. Strong players for the evening were Kasey Crawford with 1 serving ace, 8 kills with some strategically placed hits. Lindsey Brown had 9 digs, 1 serving ace, and 1 kill. Tori Gonzales had 4 kills, 2 serving aces, a few balls saved on defense and 12 assists.

 
Friday, September 1st Fillmore High School kicked off their first games of the 2017 football season away at Channel Islands High School. Flashes JV defeated Channels Islands 14 – 0. Unfortunately, Flashes Varsity was defeated 24 – 6. The Flashes look forward to their next game Friday, September 8th at Hueneme High School to take on the Vikings, JV game starts at 4:00pm and Varsity at 7:30pm. Fillmore Flashes Football Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
Friday, September 1st Fillmore High School kicked off their first games of the 2017 football season away at Channel Islands High School. Flashes JV defeated Channels Islands 14 – 0. Unfortunately, Flashes Varsity was defeated 24 – 6. The Flashes look forward to their next game Friday, September 8th at Hueneme High School to take on the Vikings, JV game starts at 4:00pm and Varsity at 7:30pm. Fillmore Flashes Football Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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The SoCal Fillmore Bears Football hosted games this past Saturday in Fillmore. Final Scores from Saturday September 2nd: SoCal Fillmore Bears Gremlins vs South Valley Raiders, 26–6 (Raiders) SoCal Fillmore Bears Pee Wees vs Santa Barbra Sharks, 28-0 (Bears); SoCal Fillmore Bears Bantam vs Thousand Oaks Titans, 9–8 (Titans); SoCal Fillmore Bears Juniors vs WestValley Rebels, 35-8 (Bears). All SoCal Fillmore Bears Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
The SoCal Fillmore Bears Football hosted games this past Saturday in Fillmore. Final Scores from Saturday September 2nd: SoCal Fillmore Bears Gremlins vs South Valley Raiders, 26–6 (Raiders) SoCal Fillmore Bears Pee Wees vs Santa Barbra Sharks, 28-0 (Bears); SoCal Fillmore Bears Bantam vs Thousand Oaks Titans, 9–8 (Titans); SoCal Fillmore Bears Juniors vs WestValley Rebels, 35-8 (Bears). All SoCal Fillmore Bears Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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Junior Cecilia Cisneros who placed 64th in 22:47.51 at the UCSB Gaucho Invite. Photo Courtesy Kim Tafoya.
Junior Cecilia Cisneros who placed 64th in 22:47.51 at the UCSB Gaucho Invite. Photo Courtesy Kim Tafoya.
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Freshman Emma Ortiz who placed 87th in 13:07.87 at the UCSB Gaucho Invite. Photo Courtesy Kim Tafoya.
Freshman Emma Ortiz who placed 87th in 13:07.87 at the UCSB Gaucho Invite. Photo Courtesy Kim Tafoya.
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Freshman Andres Gonzalez at the UCSB Gaucho Invite. Photo Couresty Kim Tafoya.
Freshman Andres Gonzalez at the UCSB Gaucho Invite. Photo Couresty Kim Tafoya.
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On a hot day, Fillmore’s Cross Country teams competed in their first meet of the season at the UCSB Gaucho Invitational. Runners competed in one of two distances, a short course of 1.43 miles for the novice runners and a longer 2.99 course.

Fillmore girl newcomers started out the morning running the short course and finished well. They were led by Isabela de la Cruz 21st in 10:53.58, followed by Paulina Fernandez 31st in 11:04.51, Aliyah Heredia 62nd in 12:05.23, Soraya Negrete 63rd in Liliana Felix 69th in 12:22.62, Emma Ortiz 87th in 13:07.87 and Marisol Ramos 95th in 13:47.92.

In the longer girls race, the Flashes were led by Giselle Perez who finished in 44th place in 21:34.19, followed by Allison Recancoj 54th in 22:12, Nicole Gonzalez 59th in 22:27.12, Cecilia Cisneros 64th in 22:47.51, Emma Orozco 77th in 23:30.79, Jacqueline Chavez 83rd in 24:01.66, and Michele Reyes 103rd in 25:06.43.

In the boys short race, Fillmore finished in 9th place. Top finisher was Matthew Munoz 18th in 8:50.1, followed by Erick Gutierrez 47th in 9:36.98, David Bustos 59th in 10:03.17, Jesus Cadena 67th in 10:23.81, and Andres Gonzalez 84th in 12:17.77.

The final race of the day was run over the long course. Top performer for the Flashes was freshman Rey Laureano, who recorded a 42nd place finish in a time of 17:54.6. He was followed by Davis Flores 59th in 18:34.01, Jess de la Cruz 63rd in 28:40.91, Sergio Perez 72nd in 19:01.89, Jesse Martinez 91st. in 19:31.67, Antonio Villalobos 92nd in 19:32.91, Alex Manzo 94th in 19:36.02, Joseph Magdaleno 108th in 19:55.84, Alex Recancoj 117th in 20:10.71, Andrew Otineru 129th in 20:21.81, Eric Hernandez 133rd in 20:33.51, Gustavo Valdez 135th in 20:35.38, Jorge Acevedo 146th in 20:50.91, Juan Ramirez 172nd in 21:46.89, Sam Kafka 178th in 22:37.85, and Daniel Cruz 189th in 24:33.03.

The Flashes will next compete on Friday 9/08 at the Rosemead Invitation.

 
Fillmore High School Girls Tennis Team. Photo Courtesy Coach Bowman.
Fillmore High School Girls Tennis Team. Photo Courtesy Coach Bowman.
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Written by Coach Bowman

Hi there this is my second year as the high school girls tennis coach. I have a great team this year; nine girls strong. We have three players returning from last year Lizzy, Briana, and Karime, along with six new players for the 2017-2018 school year. On 9-5-17, we will have played our first match against Santa Clara high school at the Oxnard Tennis Center. I am looking forward to keeping Fillmore up to date with the season as the girls face their opponents. Remember, tennis is not an easy sport to learn. These girls are learning fast or getting better and better after each practice. I encourage the high school girls to take up the sport of tennis as it builds confidence and good self esteem. If I can be a part of good character development, I am a happy coach. Backhands, forehands, service returns, volleys, overheads, and the list goes on of all the specific and challenging tasks to learn in the game of tennis. Lastly, on Tuesday mornings at 8:00 a.m, there is an adult group of intermediate to advanced tennis players gathering at the city courts. Come join us!

 
California United 11-U Girls defeated the Oxnard Waves in the Championship games this past weekend. Pictured are the Players left to right on top: Lexi Pina, Jadon Rodriguez, Isabel Hernandez, Brooke Nunez, Marlene Gonzales, Fatima Alvarado, Athena Sanchez, Jessica Rodriguez. Bottom row: Miley Tello, Kari Terrazas, Mikayla Mckenzie, Gaby Martinez, Tori Pina, Ashley Hernandez, Kim Manriquez. Coaches left to right: Junior Lomeli, Cipriano Martinez and Tony Hernandez. Photos Courtesy Evelia Hernandez.
California United 11-U Girls defeated the Oxnard Waves in the Championship games this past weekend. Pictured are the Players left to right on top: Lexi Pina, Jadon Rodriguez, Isabel Hernandez, Brooke Nunez, Marlene Gonzales, Fatima Alvarado, Athena Sanchez, Jessica Rodriguez. Bottom row: Miley Tello, Kari Terrazas, Mikayla Mckenzie, Gaby Martinez, Tori Pina, Ashley Hernandez, Kim Manriquez. Coaches left to right: Junior Lomeli, Cipriano Martinez and Tony Hernandez. Photos Courtesy Evelia Hernandez.
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The Perfect Season for California United
Victory – CU players experience the thrill of victory after the final whistle.
Victory – CU players experience the thrill of victory after the final whistle.
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Speed – Speed kills, as our forwards and two top goal scorers for the season, Jadon Rodriguez (left) and Marlene Gonzales (right) put pressure on the Waves defenders.
Speed – Speed kills, as our forwards and two top goal scorers for the season, Jadon Rodriguez (left) and Marlene Gonzales (right) put pressure on the Waves defenders.
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Corner – The offense looks to make a play off a corner kick as they battle for position down in the box.
Corner – The offense looks to make a play off a corner kick as they battle for position down in the box.
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Battle – California United player Jadon Rodriguez leans in to the defender as she fights her way towards the goal.
Battle – California United player Jadon Rodriguez leans in to the defender as she fights her way towards the goal.
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[Submitted By Coach Tony Hernandez]

We are the Champions!

There was a lot of excitement in the air this weekend as two California United teams, the U-11 and U-13 girls, met in their leagues’ Championship game.

The U-11 girls took on the Oxnard Waves in their Championship game. The competition was intense and at times got heated, with the California United players not backing down an inch. Forward Jadon Rodriguez scored the first goal of the game after a tough run to get in position for the shot which energized both her team and the crowd. The second goal of the game came off a big free kick from outside the box by Lexi Pina, getting it just over the goalies head giving California United a slight cushion. Those two goals proved to be more than enough for California United’s great defense which stepped up with a huge shut out in this Championship game as Mikayla McKenzie stood in as goalie the entire game. The defense was both aggressive and worked together extremely well as a unit in order to get the job done. In the end, when the final whistle blew, the players jumped and yelled with joy as they had EARNED their Championship title after coming close so many times and all the hard work they have put in over the last couple of years. Not only was this California United’s first league Championship but, also a perfect season with an overall record of 12-0-0, a truly great accomplishment that the entire team should be proud of.

The U-13 girls also had a Championship game this weekend but unfortunately lost 0-4 versus the Oxnard Waves. This California United team had a great season in which they grew together as a team and as a coaching staff. Hold your heads high ladies, we await big things from this team going forward, along with more Championship match ups.

A special thanks from the California United coaches and Board to our families, our sponsors Body Image Fitness Center, El Taco Llama, El Pescador and Portobello Pizza as well as the entire City of Fillmore for your encouragement and support. California United prides itself on being completely volunteer based and keeping the costs minimal for our players’ families which could not be done without the help of the community and our sponsors. If you would like to get more information on how to register a player, coach a team or support the club in other ways, please email us at caliunitedfc@gmail.com or look for us on Facebook.

 

Submitted by Coach Tanya Gonzales

Tuesday August 22 Fillmore Girls Volleyball match against Vasquez Final Scores: JV won in 2 matches, 25-8 and 25-10. Unfortunately, Varsity lost in 5 matches, 25-22, 20-25, 25-16, 17-25, and 12-15. Fillmore will take on Providence at Westmont College, Thursday August 31st.

Tuesday August 29 Fillmore Girls Volleyball match against Channel Islands, Varsity lost in 4 games, Scores were: 17-25, 25-17, 17-25, and 19-25. Lindsey Brown had 15 digs, 3 serving aces and 3 kills, Tori Gonzales had 17 assists and 3 kills, and Marie Hernandez had 3 kills and 3 blocks. JV lost in 3. 25-9, 21-25, and 10-15. Frosh team won: 25-15 and 25-23.

 
The Fillmore Raider’s Youth Football kicked of their first weekend of games this past Saturday in Fillmore. Final Scores from Saturday August 26th : Raiders Bantams vs Canyon Country Grizzlies, 30-0 Grizzlies; Raiders Mighty Mite Silver vs Ventura Buccaneers, 30-0, Venutra; Raiders Mighty mite Black vs Saugus Spartans, 14–0, Sagus; Raiders Juniors vs Simi Valley, 16-6 Simi Valley; Raiders Seniors vs Newbury Park, 20-14, New bury Park. All Youth Raiders Football & Cheer photos courtesy of Crystal Gurrola.
The Fillmore Raider’s Youth Football kicked of their first weekend of games this past Saturday in Fillmore. Final Scores from Saturday August 26th : Raiders Bantams vs Canyon Country Grizzlies, 30-0 Grizzlies; Raiders Mighty Mite Silver vs Ventura Buccaneers, 30-0, Venutra; Raiders Mighty mite Black vs Saugus Spartans, 14–0, Sagus; Raiders Juniors vs Simi Valley, 16-6 Simi Valley; Raiders Seniors vs Newbury Park, 20-14, New bury Park. All Youth Raiders Football & Cheer photos courtesy of Crystal Gurrola.
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