10 and Under Filmore Dodgers came in first place here in the Fillmore Little League.The team was chosen to go to the play-offs and there they battled against Santa Paula Blue Jays 11-5 in the championship play-offs game to take third place in Saticoy on June 20. Pictured above are Manager/Coach Aric Diaz,Coach Kevin Richardson,Michael Richardson,Darian Delgadillo,Jose Avila,Tatem Frosberg,Steven Juarez,Chris Castro,Aric Diaz,Anthony Aguilera,Joe Joe Vaca,Diego Garcia,Joey Zepeda,and Saul Santa Rosa.Not pictured in the photo above is Coach Danny Aguilera.Si Se PUEDE!!!!!GO DODGERS!!!!!

 

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


 

These past few weeks Piru’s Warring Park, or “One River Stadium”, has embraced the return of youth baseball as young boys and girls return to the field to enjoy t-ball and youth baseball. With over 100 youth stepping to the plate, they have been overwhelmingly supported by their coaches, organizers and community. This response reflects the historic tradition of baseball in this family-oriented community.

Thanks to volunteers working as Piru Youth Sports, monies have been raised from various businesses, clubs and organizations to re-introduce baseball at an affordable level for local families. With seed money from a dormant organization, contributions have come from Fillmore-Piru Citrus Association, Piru Neighborhood Council, Rancho Temescal, the Carnales Motorcycle Club, Ventura County Parks, Piru Parks Commission, and Fillmore Little League.

Just off the field from her late morning game, Coach Debbie Chessani commented’ “I think it’s lots of fun. They are all learning, having fun, and working as a team.” All fans enjoying these Saturday games shared these sentiments. Chessani added, “Everyone is a Ten in T-Ball.”

In support of this effort, organizers have re-opened the park’s Snack Bar. Under the direction of longtime Piru businessman Jim Sanchez, they are proud to offer a wide assortment of snacks, jumbo bubble gum packs, early morning coffee, donuts and cold drinks. They then start the grill to offer burgers, chilidogs and take me out to the park hot dogs. The snack bar is open during Wednesday and Saturday games.

Enjoying some of the items from the snack bar was player Colby Walsh, preparing for his afternoon game while enjoying a Frito boat. This nine-year member of the Piru Cardinals tells me, “It’s fun. And its neat having baseball in Piru and better than having to go to Fillmore for games.” His dad “Spanky” agreed, and added, “It gives the kids something positive to do and a great way to start our summer. Keeps them active and outdoors, away from their video games.”

Also spotted enjoying the games was 91-year old Manuel Pillado. He started the original Piru baseball back in 1954. His “Barbers” competed with teams sponsored by other local businesses including Murphy’s, D&A Texaco and Lechler’s. Reflecting on his early days and working with Manuel “Sleepy” Martinez as organizers, he says, “Look at that. Best thing about it is I’m here getting to watch it.”

Games during this inaugural 2009 season will be held on Wednesday’s beginning at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday’s at 8:30 a.m. The season wraps up on July 11, 2009.

For more information or to lend support to this team effort, contact “Commissioner” JoAnn Torres at 805-521-0763 or e-mail to piruyouthsports@gmail.com

 


 

On this foggy Saturday morning, just after 6 a.m. a handful of community volunteers applied the finishing touches to “One River Stadium” at Warring Park in Piru. They began by chalking the infield in preparation of the first day of the long-awaited baseball season in Piru. This sport has not been organized in Piru for some years, but organizers say they now have 115 boys and girls signed up for T-ball and youth baseball.

This overwhelming response reflects the historic tradition of baseball in this family-oriented community. And, thanks to volunteers working as Piru Youth Sports, monies have been raised from various businesses, clubs and organizations to re-introduce baseball at an affordable level for local families. With seed money from a dormant organization, and major contributions from Fillmore-Piru Citrus Association, Piru Neighborhood Council, Rancho Temescal and the Carnales Motorcycle Club, entry fees for this 2009 Season were only $25 per child.

Preparations began in February as organizers recruited to fill team rosters. Not sure at first what the response would be, sign-ups have resulted in four t-ball teams and four youth baseball teams. By mid-April, over 100 youth had signed on and it was time to “play ball”. These volunteers have also been working tirelessly on bringing Warring Park baseball diamond and field up to a higher standard. CONTINUED »

 


 
 

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.


 
8 and Under Fillmore Allstar softball team battled against Newbury Park 6-2 in the championship game to take first place in the Moorpark June Jamboree on June 6th and 7th. Pictured are Coach Leo Venegas, Coach Carina Crawford, Manager Michelle Brown, Tatyana Cervantes, Amanda Villa, Tori Villegas, Chloe Stines, Hailey Avila, McKenzie Hernandez, Maddie Charles, Kasey Crawford, Cali Wyand, Leana Venegas, Lindsey Brown, and Jessica Harvey.
8 and Under Fillmore Allstar softball team battled against Newbury Park 6-2 in the championship game to take first place in the Moorpark June Jamboree on June 6th and 7th. Pictured are Coach Leo Venegas, Coach Carina Crawford, Manager Michelle Brown, Tatyana Cervantes, Amanda Villa, Tori Villegas, Chloe Stines, Hailey Avila, McKenzie Hernandez, Maddie Charles, Kasey Crawford, Cali Wyand, Leana Venegas, Lindsey Brown, and Jessica Harvey.
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On Saturday, June 6th Dave Wilde, Curtis Garner and Matt Dollar were recognized as 2008 Small Schools Varsity Coach of the Year.
On Saturday, June 6th Dave Wilde, Curtis Garner and Matt Dollar were recognized as 2008 Small Schools Varsity Coach of the Year.
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Greg Nunez and not pictured Matt Dann, were also awarded 2008 Small Schools J.V. Coach of the Year. The awards were given out at the East vs West football game held in Moorpark.
Greg Nunez and not pictured Matt Dann, were also awarded 2008 Small Schools J.V. Coach of the Year. The awards were given out at the East vs West football game held in Moorpark.
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David Esquivel played in the East Vs West game Saturday, June 6th. Esquivel was All CIF Southern Section 2008 Football East Valley Division Offensive Team. Photo Courtesy of Crystal Gurrola.
David Esquivel played in the East Vs West game Saturday, June 6th. Esquivel was All CIF Southern Section 2008 Football East Valley Division Offensive Team. Photo Courtesy of Crystal Gurrola.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
California State Governor

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic to win the 2009 NBA Championship:

“Throughout this season the Lakers have shown remarkable determination and sportsmanship and tonight they proved why they are a world-class basketball team. California is home to the best sports teams in the nation and once again the Lakers have made this state proud. I join all Californians in congratulating record-setting coach Phil Jackson, the entire Lakers organization and their fans on their 15th NBA championship.”

 

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Ventura – Ladies come to tryout and join the Ventura Black Widows, Ventura County only women’s full contact football team for the 2010 season. We are looking for ladies with no, little and even prior football experience. You must be willing to learn football and have a great attitude. All sizes and skill level are welcomed to attend. The first tryout is Sunday, June 21st at the Ventura Community Park field #4, 901 S. Kimball Rd in Ventura. Please wear workout clothes, bring sports drink or water, a current copy of your health insurance card and the $55 fee. Come and be a part of the team as we battle against other clubs like the Boise Broncos and California Lynx. The season last from early May until late June.

 


 
The 14 & Under All-Star team battled to beat Ojai Valley 4-2 in the championship game. The previous weekend the girls won the Thousand Oaks Memorial Weekend Tourney by going undefeated the entire series, only giving up 2 runs in 5 games. The next tournament will be in Moorpark on June 6th, 2009 . Pictured above top row: Manager Ernie Ortiz, Deseree Lagunas, Coach Bobby Cruz, Amanda Vassaur, Tatiana Gonzales, Mary Ortiz, Coach Ron Mendez, Candace Stines, Amber Magana, Coach Manurl Magana, Reina Magana, and Coach Bill Vassaur. Bottom Row: Janessa Lopez, Paula Laureano, Karina Carrillo, Deanna Magana, Kaylee Hiinklin, Marissa Vasquez, and Chellie Arreguin.
The 14 & Under All-Star team battled to beat Ojai Valley 4-2 in the championship game. The previous weekend the girls won the Thousand Oaks Memorial Weekend Tourney by going undefeated the entire series, only giving up 2 runs in 5 games. The next tournament will be in Moorpark on June 6th, 2009 . Pictured above top row: Manager Ernie Ortiz, Deseree Lagunas, Coach Bobby Cruz, Amanda Vassaur, Tatiana Gonzales, Mary Ortiz, Coach Ron Mendez, Candace Stines, Amber Magana, Coach Manurl Magana, Reina Magana, and Coach Bill Vassaur. Bottom Row: Janessa Lopez, Paula Laureano, Karina Carrillo, Deanna Magana, Kaylee Hiinklin, Marissa Vasquez, and Chellie Arreguin.
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Above Danny Ramirez, Katina Aguilar, Gil Escoto, and Fernando Vancini throw out the first pitch at Piru’s Opening Ceremonies. Below players and their coach’s are introduced before game time. Photos courtesy of Heritage Valley Studios.
Above Danny Ramirez, Katina Aguilar, Gil Escoto, and Fernando Vancini throw out the first pitch at Piru’s Opening Ceremonies. Below players and their coach’s are introduced before game time. Photos courtesy of Heritage Valley Studios.
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On this foggy Saturday morning, just after 6 a.m. a handful of community volunteers applied the finishing touches to “One River Stadium” at Warring Park in Piru. They began by chalking the infield in preparation of the first day of the long-awaited baseball season in Piru. This sport has not been organized in Piru for some years, but organizers say they now have 115 boys and girls signed up for T-ball and youth baseball.
This overwhelming response reflects the historic tradition of baseball in this family-oriented community. And, thanks to volunteers working as Piru Youth Sports, monies have been raised from various businesses, clubs and organizations to re-introduce baseball at an affordable level for local families. With seed money from a dormant organization, and major contributions from Fillmore-Piru Citrus Association, Piru Neighborhood Council, Rancho Temescal and the Carnales Motorcycle Club, entry fees for this 2009 Season were only $25 per child.
Preparations began in February as organizers recruited to fill team rosters. Not sure at first what the response would be, sign-ups have resulted in four t-ball teams and four youth baseball teams. By mid-April, over 100 youth had signed on and it was time to “play ball”. These volunteers have also been working tirelessly on bringing Warring Park baseball diamond and field up to a higher standard.
Youth started arriving at 8 a.m. to pose for team and individual pictures in their crisp new uniforms. Heritage Valley Studios offered low cost photo packages for players’ families. “Look at the excitement in their eyes and smiles on the faces” said Gil Escoto, one of the organizers and President of the Piru Petroleum Club.
Just after 9 a.m. and as the skies turned from gray to blue, the teams took to the field for Opening Day Ceremonies. After the traditional first pitch it was time for the inaugural games. The season opened with two tee-ball games, featuring the Pirates v. Cardinals and followed by the Dodgers v. A’s. The afternoon youth baseball games matched up the Dodgers against the A’s. The final game of the day featured A’s against the Pirates. Games for this 2009 season will be held on Wednesday’s beginning at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday’s at 8:30 a.m. The season wraps up on July 11, 2009.
For more information or to lend support to this team effort, contact “Commissioner” JoAnn Torres at 805-521-0763 or e-mail to piruyouthsports@gmail.com
“Everybody’s excited and they’re all having fun,” observed Danny Ramirez, who serves many capacities in Piru including maintenance of the park. And, in the interest of “full disclosure”, this author was a proud member of the 1972 Piru Senior League, also sponsored by Piru Sunkist.

 
The 10 & Under All-Star Team went undefeated over the three day Memorial Day Weekend with wins against all-star teams from Ojai, Northridge, Thousand Oaks, Torrance and Simi Valley. Semi-Final and Championship play highlights included homeruns hit by Leah Meza, Bailey Huerta and Sierra Huerta.Bottom Row: Calista Godfrey-Vaca, Kayla Carrillo, Taylor Brown, Sonya Gonzales, Jada Avila. Middle Row: Emily Garnica, Sierra Huerta, Kayla Garcia, Bailey Huerta, Desiree Villanueva, Leah Meza. Top Row: Coaches - Joe Cabral, Santos Garcia(Mgr), Shelley Huerta, Frank Carrillo, and Tony Cervantes.
The 10 & Under All-Star Team went undefeated over the three day Memorial Day Weekend with wins against all-star teams from Ojai, Northridge, Thousand Oaks, Torrance and Simi Valley. Semi-Final and Championship play highlights included homeruns hit by Leah Meza, Bailey Huerta and Sierra Huerta.Bottom Row: Calista Godfrey-Vaca, Kayla Carrillo, Taylor Brown, Sonya Gonzales, Jada Avila. Middle Row: Emily Garnica, Sierra Huerta, Kayla Garcia, Bailey Huerta, Desiree Villanueva, Leah Meza. Top Row: Coaches - Joe Cabral, Santos Garcia(Mgr), Shelley Huerta, Frank Carrillo, and Tony Cervantes.
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Above, Vincent Fergusen slams the ball over Sage Hill for a point, despite the two defenders. Fillmore lost in the second round of CIF in four games: 25-19, 25-15, (F)25-19, 25-15. This was their first CIF appearance. On Tuesday, May 26th, Boy Vollyball held their banquet. Awards were presented to the following; MVP- Noah Aguirre, Rookie of the Year- Gera Avalos, Captain - Vincente Ferguson, and Defensive Player of the Year - Chris De La Paz.
Above, Vincent Fergusen slams the ball over Sage Hill for a point, despite the two defenders. Fillmore lost in the second round of CIF in four games: 25-19, 25-15, (F)25-19, 25-15. This was their first CIF appearance. On Tuesday, May 26th, Boy Vollyball held their banquet. Awards were presented to the following; MVP- Noah Aguirre, Rookie of the Year- Gera Avalos, Captain - Vincente Ferguson, and Defensive Player of the Year - Chris De La Paz.
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Friday, May 29, 2009 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, May 30, 2009 8:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, May 31, 2009 12:00 PM– 5:00 PM
Friday, June 5, 2009 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, June 6, 2009 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2009 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The cost for the Lifeguard I class will be $150,
please sign up at City Hall if you need additional
Information please call 524-1500 X216.

 

Opening Day is May 30th and opening ceremonies are at 9:00 am at Warring Park. First Game (Tee-Ball) - 10:00am, Second Game (Tee-Ball) - 11:30am, Third Game (Baseball) - 1:00pm, Fourth Game (Baseball) - 2:45

 

Fillmore High School Students Playing in the Ventura County All-Star Basketball Game! Three players from Fillmore High School have been selected to play in the Ventura County All-Star basketball game this Friday at Ventura High School!! Rebecca Herrera, Aimee Orozco and Noah Aguirre will represent FHS – girls’ game starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by the boys’ game. Come support your Fillmore All-Stars!

 

Fillmore Youth Football would like to invite those interested in being a coach or an assistant coach, to attend our next board meeting. This is the meeting that coaches are voted in, so it is important to attend or make contact with Jorge Bonilla @ 795-5951 prior to that evening. The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 28th @ 6:30 p.m. at 998 Arrasmith Lane. Hope to see you there!

 
Noah Aguirre dives for the ball against Glendale Adventist. Aguirre had 18 digs and 17 kills in the game. It took Fillmore 5 games to beat Glendale: 25-12 (F), 25-15, 25-2 (F), 25-17, 15-8 (F). (Volleyball photos by freezing the moment photography)
Noah Aguirre dives for the ball against Glendale Adventist. Aguirre had 18 digs and 17 kills in the game. It took Fillmore 5 games to beat Glendale: 25-12 (F), 25-15, 25-2 (F), 25-17, 15-8 (F). (Volleyball photos by freezing the moment photography)
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Erik Storey and Vincent Ferguson block the ball against Glendale.
Erik Storey and Vincent Ferguson block the ball against Glendale.
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Gera Avalos slams the ball against Glendale. Avalos had 4 kills and 4 aces in the game.
Gera Avalos slams the ball against Glendale. Avalos had 4 kills and 4 aces in the game.
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Chris De La Paz had a great game Friday night. De La Paz had 18 kills.
Chris De La Paz had a great game Friday night. De La Paz had 18 kills.
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Opening Day is May 30th and opening ceremonies are at 9:00am

Warring Park

First Game (Tee-Ball) - 10:00am

Second Game (Tee-Ball) - 11:30am

Third Game (Baseball) - 1:00pm

Fourth Game (Baseball) - 2:45

 
Pictured above is the 2009 Boys Volleyball Co-Champions. Top row: Vincent Ferguson, Noah Aguirre, James Farr, Chris De La Paz, and Erik Storey. Bottom row: Nathan Zavala, Coach Drew Ferguson, Head Coach Joe Woods, Coach Andy Aguirre, Stats Assistant Sunanda Thiyagarajah, and Miguel Alonso. The team has been in existence since the 2008 school year. The boys finished 10-2 in league and will continue to the first round of CIF playoffs this Friday at home against Glendale Adventist Academy at 4:00 p.m. Come out and support them.
Pictured above is the 2009 Boys Volleyball Co-Champions. Top row: Vincent Ferguson, Noah Aguirre, James Farr, Chris De La Paz, and Erik Storey. Bottom row: Nathan Zavala, Coach Drew Ferguson, Head Coach Joe Woods, Coach Andy Aguirre, Stats Assistant Sunanda Thiyagarajah, and Miguel Alonso. The team has been in existence since the 2008 school year. The boys finished 10-2 in league and will continue to the first round of CIF playoffs this Friday at home against Glendale Adventist Academy at 4:00 p.m. Come out and support them.
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