Fillmore High’s Katrionna Furness took 1st place in the 50 yard free prelims with a 25.33 time, and 3rd place (above) in the finals with a 25.50. The Q Meet was held at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, where Kat swam with her club team, Bueanaventura Swim Club. About a thousand girls participated in the February 16-17 meet.
Fillmore High’s Katrionna Furness took 1st place in the 50 yard free prelims with a 25.33 time, and 3rd place (above) in the finals with a 25.50. The Q Meet was held at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, where Kat swam with her club team, Bueanaventura Swim Club. About a thousand girls participated in the February 16-17 meet.
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Fillmore High Swim Team attended their first meet at Hueneme High on Friday, March 1, 2019. Fillmore High took 3rd place overall.
Fillmore High Swim Team attended their first meet at Hueneme High on Friday, March 1, 2019. Fillmore High took 3rd place overall.
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Pictured (l-r) is the Fillmore High Girls Relay Team: Daisy Santa Rosa, Katrionna Furness, Natalie Couse, and Erin Berrington.
Pictured (l-r) is the Fillmore High Girls Relay Team: Daisy Santa Rosa, Katrionna Furness, Natalie Couse, and Erin Berrington.
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This past weekend at the Veterans Memorial Building, the Fillmore Youth Recreation Basketball Program participated in the End of Season Pizza Party, official last games of the season, and the Fillmore vs. Santa Paula Recreation Program Basketball games! For the record, all of Fillmore’s Youth Recreation Players that we’re able to attend the pizza party on Friday had a great time we hear! Saturday February 23rd was full of excitement as the last official games of the season were played & on Sunday. Santa Paula came to Fillmore. Fillmore won all games against Santa Paula on Sunday, but at the end of the day, all children who played in those games showed sportsmanship & had a morning of fitness. This Sunday, March 3rd, will be the all-stars games at Fillmore Middle School Gym starting at 9am. Be sure to go show your support to the youth this Sunday. Photos courtesy City of Fillmore Instagram page.
This past weekend at the Veterans Memorial Building, the Fillmore Youth Recreation Basketball Program participated in the End of Season Pizza Party, official last games of the season, and the Fillmore vs. Santa Paula Recreation Program Basketball games! For the record, all of Fillmore’s Youth Recreation Players that we’re able to attend the pizza party on Friday had a great time we hear! Saturday February 23rd was full of excitement as the last official games of the season were played & on Sunday. Santa Paula came to Fillmore. Fillmore won all games against Santa Paula on Sunday, but at the end of the day, all children who played in those games showed sportsmanship & had a morning of fitness. This Sunday, March 3rd, will be the all-stars games at Fillmore Middle School Gym starting at 9am. Be sure to go show your support to the youth this Sunday. Photos courtesy City of Fillmore Instagram page.
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Pictured is the Fillmore Raiders Youth Cheer Team which competed in the State Championship in Bakersfield, hosted by JAMZ. The team took 2nd place in the Division 10 Showcheer 1 limited. Photo courtesy Xilo Ochoa.
Pictured is the Fillmore Raiders Youth Cheer Team which competed in the State Championship in Bakersfield, hosted by JAMZ. The team took 2nd place in the Division 10 Showcheer 1 limited. Photo courtesy Xilo Ochoa.
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On Friday-Saturday, February 8 -9 2019, Fillmore wrestlers competed in the Individual SSCIF Wrestling Tournament at Citrus Hill High School in Perris, Ca. Nine Fillmore wrestlers qualified to compete and took 4th place and 2nd moving on to Masters on February 15 – 16 at Cerritos Community College. Pictured (l-r) are Marco “Tony” Ochoa 8TH place at 126 lbs; Abraham Santa Rosa 3rd place at 160 lbs; Adrian Bonilla 5th place at 195 lbs; and David Rivas 6th place at 182 lbs. Abraham and Adrian moved onto Masters. Photos courtesy Coach Jorge Bonilla.
On Friday-Saturday, February 8 -9 2019, Fillmore wrestlers competed in the Individual SSCIF Wrestling Tournament at Citrus Hill High School in Perris, Ca. Nine Fillmore wrestlers qualified to compete and took 4th place and 2nd moving on to Masters on February 15 – 16 at Cerritos Community College. Pictured (l-r) are Marco “Tony” Ochoa 8TH place at 126 lbs; Abraham Santa Rosa 3rd place at 160 lbs; Adrian Bonilla 5th place at 195 lbs; and David Rivas 6th place at 182 lbs. Abraham and Adrian moved onto Masters. Photos courtesy Coach Jorge Bonilla.
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Submitted By Coach Javier Alcaraz, Jr.

Thursday February 7th the Flashes played in the first Round CIF Game Flashes fell short with a final score of 1- 3 Culver City. Goals: Yobany Figueroa 1.

 


 
On January 25th the Flashes hosted the Malibu Sharks and beat them with a final score of 7 – 0. The Flashes were led by Andrea Marruffo with 3 goals, 3 assist, Ana Covarrubias with 2 goals, 2 assist and Aaliah Alfaro, Breanna Lopez with goal each. Also the Lady Flashes recognized 7 seniors this year pictured above (l-r) seniors Breanna Lopez, Susie Garcia, Cecilia Cisneros, Sophia Garibay, Aaliyah Alfaro, Andrea Marruffo and Aaliyah Lopez. Thank You lady’s for all the memories. Submitted by Head Coach Omero Martinez.
On January 25th the Flashes hosted the Malibu Sharks and beat them with a final score of 7 – 0. The Flashes were led by Andrea Marruffo with 3 goals, 3 assist, Ana Covarrubias with 2 goals, 2 assist and Aaliah Alfaro, Breanna Lopez with goal each. Also the Lady Flashes recognized 7 seniors this year pictured above (l-r) seniors Breanna Lopez, Susie Garcia, Cecilia Cisneros, Sophia Garibay, Aaliyah Alfaro, Andrea Marruffo and Aaliyah Lopez. Thank You lady’s for all the memories. Submitted by Head Coach Omero Martinez.
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The Fillmore Flashes youth football and cheer formerly known as the Fillmore Bears will have sign ups this Friday January 18th at Ameci Pizza from 5-8pm. We are excited to truly represent our community and our high school alma mater by changing our nickname to the Flashes. We are the first youth organization to truly embrace our Fillmore mascot and we look forward to working alongside the current high school coaching staff and all those that have wanted a program that matches the name and colors of our beloved flashes nickname that started in 1913.

Ram Medina, President
Fillmore Flashes
President Pacific Youth
Football League

 

Submitted by Coach Javier Alcaraz, Jr.

Friday, January 11th League Game vs. Nordoff – Flashes Varsity 3-0 Nordhoff - Goals: Yobany Figueroa 2, Alberto Ceja 1; Assist: Ricky Calderon 1, Eric Torres 1; Shutout by GK Eric Lopez.
Record: league 3-2 - Overall Record 11-6-1
Flashes JV 3-1 Nordhoff - Goal: Jonathan Laureano 1; Jose Viellegas 2; Assist: Adrian Quezada 1, Juan Rodriguez 1.

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Wednesday, January 9th League Game vs. Malibu - Flashes Varsity 1-0 Malibu - Goals: Yobany Figueroa 1; Assist: Ricky Calderon; Shutout by GK Eric Lopez.
Record: league 2-2 - Overall Record 10-6-1
Flashes JV 1-2 Malibu
Flashes Frosh 1-3 Santa Paula

 

Submitted by Coach Mark Blankenship

Citrus Coast League Games
1-2-19 - FHS 39, Hueneme 50: The Flashes played extremely well in the league opener before losing to host Hueneme.
Leading for the Flashes: Jake Saviers, 16 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks and 4 steals; Roy Esquivel, 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block and 2 steals; Junior Maldonado, 8 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals.

1-9-19 - FHS 68, Nordhoff 63: The Flashes visited Nordhoff for their second league game. It took two overtimes before the Flashes came away with the Victory. Nordhoff player hit a desperation 3 pointer as time expired to send game to OT. In the first OT it was back and forth with score being tied again after first OT.
In the 2nd OT, the Flashes were able to prevail; Jaysson Carillo hit 2 critical FT’S off the bench for an injured Junior Maldonado to secure the Victory, along with Roy Esquivel hitting timely shots.
Leading for FHS: Roy Esquivel, 24 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, and 3 steals; Julian Lizarraga, 14 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal; Jake Saviers, 15 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 3 steals; Junior Maldonado, 6 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 steals; Ryan Gonzales, 5 points, 4 rebounds.

1-11-19 - FHS 41, Santa Paula 47
The Flashes lost the home league opener to Santa Paula. The Flashes started strong, just couldn’t make the crucial shots down the stretch when needed.
Leading for FHS: Roy Esquivel, 10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal; Junior Maldonado, 15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals; Jake Saviers, 6 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks, 2 steals

1-14-19 - FHS 62, Malibu 43: The visiting Flashes lead the entire game, playing with a renewed focus after dropping Fridays home league game. The contest was fairly close for the first half, then the Flashes turned it on in the second half to bring home the victory.
Leading for Fillmore: Jake Saviers, 20 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 2 steals; Roy Esquivel, 11 points, 7 rebounds, 4 asists, 4 steals; Andres Maldonado, 6 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block, 2 steals; Junior Maldonado, 6 points, 8 rebounds, 1 block, 3 steals; Ryan Gonzales, 6 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals; Julian Lizarraga, 5 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 2 steals; Jaysson Carrillo, and Davis Flores chipped in 3 points apiece, and Brandon Antonsen chipped in 2 points, Flashes are now 2-2 in Citrus Coast league 8-11 overall.

 

Submitted by Coach Javier Alcaraz Jr.

On Friday January 4, 2019 the Flashes played in their first league game against Carpinteria.
Flashes Varsity 2, Carpinteria 0, Goals: Yobany Figueroa 1, Carlos Vargas 1, Assist: Yobany Figueroa 1, Shutout by GK Eric Lopez. Record: league 1-2 Overall Record 9-6-1.
Flashes JV 8 – Carpinteria 0
Flashes Frosh 0 – Carpinteria 2

 

Submitted By Coach Kim Tafoya

The held their first Citrus Coast League opener against Carpinteria on Thursday, January 3rd with a final score of Fillmore 77, Carpinteria 28.

Fillmore Stats:
- Ebony Venegas: 22 Points, 6 Rebounds, 5 Steals, 3 Assists.
- Elisa Ramirez: 16 Points, 11 Rebounds.
- April Lizarraga: 16 Points, 13 Rebounds, 7 Steals, 2 Assists, 2 Blocks.
- Alexis Sanchez: 8 Points, 3 Steals, 4 Assists.
- Jordyn Blankenship: 6 Points.
- Caitlyn Barragan: 6 Points, 8 Rebounds, 3 Assists.
- Emma Ocegueda: 3 Points, 4 Rebounds.

Record Overall 4-10
Citrus Coast League 1-0

 
 

Submitted by Coach Javier Alcaraz Jr.

On Friday, December 28th -29th the Fillmore Flashes played in the Buena Tournament the results are as follows:
Game #1: Flashes 1, Rio Mesa 0. Goal: Yobany Figueroa 1, shutout to Sophomore Fabian Martinez goalkeeper.
Game #2: Flashes 0, Cleveland 1

Saturday, 12/29/18
Game #1: Flashes 2, Oxnard 1. Goals: Yobany Figueroa 1, Marco Reyes 1 game winning goal, Assist: Kevin Weslow. Which allowed the Flashes a chance to play for 5th place in tournament.
5th Place Game: Flashes 2 Palmdale 0. Goals: Yobany Figueroa 2, Assist: Rolando Cabrera, Shutout to Eric Lopez. Overall Record: 8-6-1

 

Submitted by Coach Mark Blankenship

The Fillmore Flashes boy’s basketball competed in the Carpinteria Bashore Classic results from this past weekend as follows:
Thursday, December 13th: Fillmore 29, Thacher 65
The Boys never really got going; cold shooting night, and Thacher was over 60% from the field. Leading for Fillmore: Jonathon Soto, 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, one steal; Julian Lizarraga, 6 points, 4 rebounds; Andres Maldonado, 5 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal.

Friday, December 14th: Fillmore 56, Santa Maria 79
The boys struggle with cold shooting for the second game in a row, and found themselves playing another hot shooting team in the loss. Leading for Fillmore: Roy Esquivel, 12 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal; Andres Maldonado, 8 points, 8 rebounds; Jake Saviers, 10 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 1 steal.

Saturday, December 15th: Fillmore 50, Nordhoff 52
The boys played well throughout the contest, coming up short in the end. It went down to the wire; Flashes just couldn’t find the win. Leading for Fillmore: Roy Esquivel, 14 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals; Jake Saviers, 14 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal; Junior Maldonado, 12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals.

Sunday, December 17th: Fillmore 43, Channel Islands 73
Flashes came out flat, CI came out strong and hard, The Flashes hung in there, just couldn’t get over the hump in this contest. Leading for Fillmore: Jonathon Soto, 16 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals; Julian Lizarraga, 9 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals; Junior Maldonado, 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal.
Fillmore is now 6-9 on the season.

 
 

Submitted by Coach Lindsey Cota

We’ve had more interest from students this year and have managed to retain enough players to field both JV and Varsity level teams. As a whole, we are a young team with many first year players. There was an obvious difference in last Thursday’s game against Santa Paula between the two teams. I believe that we have more athletic ability on our team this year than we’ve ever had before so the biggest difference lies in the experience levels. Yesterday was Santa Paula’s 11th game of the season while it was only our first. Now having seen what a difference more playtime can mean, our girls are eager to come back to practices ready to put in some hard work.

With the help of our FHS Athletic Booster Club, we are going to be competing in the Claremont Water Polo Tournament in January. This will be the first year a Fillmore girls water polo team has competed in a tournament, so I’m looking forward to the experiences that will bring them, I am also hoping that it can help light a fire under these girls so they really attack this season, start setting higher goals, and realize how capable they really are.

This season our team should see a substantial amount of improvement from start to finish, and I can’t wait for this season to really get going for our girls. Final Scores: JV lost 2 – 14 & Varsity lost 19-6.

 

Submitted By Coach Javier Alcarza Jr.

December 14, 2018 League Games: Varsity Flashes 3- 4 Santa Paula Goals: Yobany Figueroa 2,Rolando Cabrera 1 Assist: Juan Maciel 1, Rolando Cabrera 1 League Record 0-2 Overall Record 5-5-1 JV Flashes 0-4 Santa Paula Frosh Flashes 0-0 Santa Paula
Shutout from Goalkeepers Mariano Gonzalez and Arturo Prado.

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December 12, 2018 League Games: Varsity Flashes 2- 4 Hueneme Goals: Yobany Figueroa 1, Carlos Vargas Assist: Javi Mendez 1 League Record 0-1 Overall Record 5-4-1 JV Flashes 0-4 Hueneme.

 

Submitted By Coach Mark Blankenship

12/6/18: Final Score: FHS 46 , Kingman (Arizona) 61
The boys started fast in this contest before eventually losing the contest. Leading for Fillmore: Roy Esquivel, 15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals; Johnny Soto, 7 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal; Ryan Gonzales, 6 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 steal; Andres Maldonado, 4 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal; Julian Lizarraga, 4 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals.

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12/7/18 : Final Score: FHS 34, trinity Classical Academy 26
The boys played great defense in this low scoring contest to get the win. Leading for Fillmore: Jake Saviers, 9 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block; Roy Esquivel, 7 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals; Julian Lizarraga, 6 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal; Davis Flores, 8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals; Andres Maldonado, 4 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal.

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12/8/18: FHS 50, Foothill Tech 54-Consolation Championship
The boys played well throughout this contest, coming up a little short at the end. Leading for Fillmore: Roy Esquivel, 10 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assist, 4 steals; Jake Saviers, 10 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal; Julian Lizarraga, 11 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist; Andres Maldonado, 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks; Johnny Soto, 6 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal; Davis Flores, 3 points, 4 rebounds. The Flashes finished the tournament in 6th place. Record is now 6-5 on the season.

 
The Fillmore Flashes Boys Basketball team with their 1st place trophy as well as Flashes Jake Saviers with his MVP trophy from the Northeast Valley Tournament. Photos courtesy Coach Mark Blankenship.
The Fillmore Flashes Boys Basketball team with their 1st place trophy as well as Flashes Jake Saviers with his MVP trophy from the Northeast Valley Tournament. Photos courtesy Coach Mark Blankenship.
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Submitted by Coach Mark Blankenship

11/26/18
The Flashes lead most of the game, earning a hard fought victory in the first game of the tournament. It was a battle, the boys responded and played hard to earn the victory. Game was played at Vaugh learning Center.
Results:
FHS 58, Animo Bunche 34
Leading for FHS Julian Lizarraga, 13 points, 11 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 steal; Jake Saviers, 13 points, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 3 steals; Roy Esquivel, 10 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block, and 4 steals; Davis Flores, 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals; Jaysson Carrillo, 6 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal.

11/27/18
The Flashes lead throughout the game, holding Triumphs guard(avg, 31 points a game) to 20 or less to come home with the victory. Game was splayed at Triumph High School.
Results:
FHS 72, Triumph 43
Leading for FHS, Julian Lizarraga, 13 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block, and 1 steal; Roy Esquivel, 10 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals; Jake Saviers, 7 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, and 1 steal; Junior Maldonado, 7 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, and 3 steals; Johnny Soto, 6 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assistsand 1 steal; Andres Maldonado, 5 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 steal; Brandon Antonsen, 6 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal; Davis Flores, 6 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, and 1 steal; Ryan Gonzales, 3points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal; Robert Saucedo, 3 points, 1 assist; Jared Schieferle, 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist; Dylan Crawford, 2 points, 6 rebounds; Jaysson Carrillo, 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, and 1 steal.

11/29/18
The Flashes had foul trouble most of the game, losing Julian and Andres early in the 4th qtr. Team pulled though with tuff defense as a team to pull out the Win on Vaughns home floor.
Results:
FHS 59, Vaughn 41
Leading for FHS, Roy Esquivel, 20 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals; Junior Maldonado, 11 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, and 2 steals; Julian Lizarrag, 8 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, and 1 steal; Jake Saviers, 6 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, and 2 steals; Davis Flores, 5 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, and 1 steal; Andrres Maldonado, 3 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block, and 1 steal; Johnny Soto, 4 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, and 1 steal; Ryan Gonzales, 2 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal.

11/30/18
The Flashes jumped out fast and hard and never looked back, building a 22-2 first qtr lead and bringing home the victory. Game Was played at Sun Valley High School.
Results:
FHS 55, Lake Balboa 17
Leading for FHS, Jake Saviers, 12 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals; Davis Flores, 12 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals; Junior Maldonado, 7 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block, and 2 steals; Roy Esquivel, 6 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals; Andres Maldonado, 5 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block, and 1 steal; Julian Lizarraga, 4 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block, and 1 steal.
Jaysson Carrillo, 5 points, 1 rebound; Dylan Crawford, 4 points, 5 rebounds.

12/1/18
The Flashes entered the Championship game with a 4-0 record, going up against a CIF 5 A division opponent ranked higher than them.
The boys started fast, building a 14 point lead, that quickly got down to 10. The boys regrouped , buckled down with their ½ court defense as well as creating turnovers with their full court pressure defense to build a 22 point half time lead.
Start of the third qtr., the boys didn’t let up, continuing to play aggressive and great full court and half-court defense as well as executing on offense and transition .
Grey Bracket Championship Game at Triumph High School
The boys entered the 4th qtr with a commanding 27 point lead, and continued to play extremely well to earn the Championship.
Results:
FHS 69, Pilgrim 32
FHS was led by
Tournament MVP Jake Saviers, 17 points, 15 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks, and 4 steals; Roy Esquivel, 9 points5 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block and 5 steals; Julian Lizarraga, 8 points, 11 rebounds, 1 block, and 2 steals; Junior Maldonado, 8 points, 9 rebounds, 1 block, and 3 steals; Johnny Soto, 7 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals; Ryan Gonzales, 6 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal; Jared Schieferle, 5 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal; Davis Flores, 3 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals; Andres Maldonado, 3 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block; Jaysson Carrillo, 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal.