Top row left to right: Jeremy Brooks, Diego Rodriguez, Miguel Velasquez, Ricardo Gutierrez, Jaime Magdalene, Alexis Barajas, Marco Mora, Vincent Chavez, Franky Chavez, coach Alfonso Martinez. Bottom row: Christian Laureano, Brian Ayala, Hugo Valdovinos, Josh Valenzuela, Isaiah Martinez, not pictured Ruben Camarena.
Top row left to right: Jeremy Brooks, Diego Rodriguez, Miguel Velasquez, Ricardo Gutierrez, Jaime Magdalene, Alexis Barajas, Marco Mora, Vincent Chavez, Franky Chavez, coach Alfonso Martinez. Bottom row: Christian Laureano, Brian Ayala, Hugo Valdovinos, Josh Valenzuela, Isaiah Martinez, not pictured Ruben Camarena.
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U-14 AYSO Allstars Took 2nd place in back to back tournaments. The boys participated in two consecutive tournaments. In the Mission Classic in Granada Hills. They advanced to the championship game. In a very close game Fillmore lost 1-0 to Newbury Park.

The following week in the North Valley Classic the boys did just as good. In pool play, they beat Ventura, North Valley and Newbury Park, to advance to the championship game. In 105 degree weather both teams battled to a 0-0 tie. The game continued into double overtime still 0-0. North Oxnard won 4-3 in penalty kicks, to win the title.

The boys would like to than Linda gerardy, Greg Aguilar, Alfonso Romero and Elios Valenzuela for helping referee and registration. Also, a huge thanks to Rick Montano for helping sponsor the last tournament.

 


 
Flashed competed against Oxnard in Passing League.
Flashed competed against Oxnard in Passing League.
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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.


 
10 and Under Fillmore Dodgers came in first place here in the Fillmore Little League. The team was chosen to go to the play-offs where 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!!!!!
10 and Under Fillmore Dodgers came in first place here in the Fillmore Little League. The team was chosen to go to the play-offs where 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!!!!!
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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


 

Rebeca Isabel was a three sport athlete at FHS where she participated in girl’s basketball, volleyball and track and field. She received numerous awards throughout her high school years. She was captain and MVP of the girls’ basketball team in 2008- 2009. This year she was selected All-CIF Division IV-A first team girl’s basketball. First team All-Tri-Valley League. First Team All-County Academic and first team All-County for girls’ basketball.
She maintained a 4.32 GPA in high school and graduated as a valedictorian. Beka is an active member in the community. She has organized and performed in four benefit concerts that collectively raised over $60,000 for various school and community service clubs. She is also team captain for her Relay for Life, where she raised more that $5,000 for the American Cancer Society last year. She was FHS female athlete of the year and was awarded the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame Founder’s Scholarship. Rebeca Isabel will attend UCLA this fall.

 


 
Top Row: Head Coach Mike Thompson, Cheyanne Tarango, Justine De La Rosa, Anyssa Cabral, Kayla Grove, Coach Jason Faulkner. Middle Row: Lilly Duran, Kayleigh Thompson, Miranda Faulkner, Sarah Lopez. Bottom Row: Niki Spencer, Macie Wokal, Serena Venegas, Brooke Pemintel. The girls played 3 games back to back and won it all against Ojai 14-1.
Top Row: Head Coach Mike Thompson, Cheyanne Tarango, Justine De La Rosa, Anyssa Cabral, Kayla Grove, Coach Jason Faulkner. Middle Row: Lilly Duran, Kayleigh Thompson, Miranda Faulkner, Sarah Lopez. Bottom Row: Niki Spencer, Macie Wokal, Serena Venegas, Brooke Pemintel. The girls played 3 games back to back and won it all against Ojai 14-1.
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Left, Fillmore 10U All Stars placed 3rd in the district qualifier on June 21, 2009. Sierra Huerta pitched a no -hitter, hit a homerun, and 2 triples. Bailey Huerta hit 2 triples, Leah Meza hit one triple and one homerun and Taylor Brown hit a triple . This is the teams 4th tournament and will advance to the CalState Games in San Diego on July 17th 2009. Pictured left: Bottom row: Jada Avila, Taylor Brown, Kayla Carrillo, Kayla Garcia, Sonya Gonzales. Middle row: Bailey Huerta, Desiree Villanueva, Leah Meza, Emily Garnica, Calista Godfrey, Sierra Huerta. Top row: Coach Tony Cervantes, Coach Frank Carrillo, Manager Santos Garcia, Coach Shelley Huerta, Coach Joe Cabral.
Left, Fillmore 10U All Stars placed 3rd in the district qualifier on June 21, 2009. Sierra Huerta pitched a no -hitter, hit a homerun, and 2 triples. Bailey Huerta hit 2 triples, Leah Meza hit one triple and one homerun and Taylor Brown hit a triple . This is the teams 4th tournament and will advance to the CalState Games in San Diego on July 17th 2009. Pictured left: Bottom row: Jada Avila, Taylor Brown, Kayla Carrillo, Kayla Garcia, Sonya Gonzales. Middle row: Bailey Huerta, Desiree Villanueva, Leah Meza, Emily Garnica, Calista Godfrey, Sierra Huerta. Top row: Coach Tony Cervantes, Coach Frank Carrillo, Manager Santos Garcia, Coach Shelley Huerta, Coach Joe Cabral.
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Left, 14U Fillmore Girls All Star team placed 2nd in So Cal ASA Western District state qualifier on June 21st, 2009. The 14 player team played 6 games with 2 losses to come in as the finalist in the championship game vs. Antelope Valley Tournament highlights include home runs made by players: :Amber Magana/Pitcher, Reina Magana/Rt field , Kaylee Hinklin /2nd Base, Paula Laureano/Center field . Pitching was lead by starter pitcher Amber Magana who pitched 3 games on Saturday and 2 games on Sunday. Relief pitchers Chellie Arreguin and Deanna Magana came in to finish off the battle to advance the team to the Cal State Games in San Diego , July 17th 2009 . Pictured left: top row Amber Magana, Deseree Lagunas, Coach Manuel Magana, Tatiana Gonzales, Coach Bobby Cruz, Mary Ortix, Candace Stines, Coach Ron Mendez, Janessa Lopez, Amanda Vassaur, Coach Bill Cassaur, Marissa Vasquez. Bottom row: Paula Laureano, Karina Carillo, Deanna Magana, Kaylee Hinklin, Chelle Arreguin, Manager Ernie Ortiz, team mom Suzi Ortiz.
Left, 14U Fillmore Girls All Star team placed 2nd in So Cal ASA Western District state qualifier on June 21st, 2009. The 14 player team played 6 games with 2 losses to come in as the finalist in the championship game vs. Antelope Valley Tournament highlights include home runs made by players: :Amber Magana/Pitcher, Reina Magana/Rt field , Kaylee Hinklin /2nd Base, Paula Laureano/Center field . Pitching was lead by starter pitcher Amber Magana who pitched 3 games on Saturday and 2 games on Sunday. Relief pitchers Chellie Arreguin and Deanna Magana came in to finish off the battle to advance the team to the Cal State Games in San Diego , July 17th 2009 . Pictured left: top row Amber Magana, Deseree Lagunas, Coach Manuel Magana, Tatiana Gonzales, Coach Bobby Cruz, Mary Ortix, Candace Stines, Coach Ron Mendez, Janessa Lopez, Amanda Vassaur, Coach Bill Cassaur, Marissa Vasquez. Bottom row: Paula Laureano, Karina Carillo, Deanna Magana, Kaylee Hinklin, Chelle Arreguin, Manager Ernie Ortiz, team mom Suzi Ortiz.
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Left, a first for Fillmore Girls Softball League - The 8U team placed 2nd in the District championship game on Sunday night, the team will join the 10U and 14U in San Diego to participate in the Jr. Olympic CalState Games on July 17th, 2009. Tournament highlights include: homerun hits by Cali Wyand, Tatyana Cervantes, and Leana Venegas, triples by Tori Villegas and Tatyana Cervantes and Lindsey Brown, McKenzie Hernandez, Amanda Villa, and Cali Wyand all contributed with doubles. Leana Venegas pitched 3 1/2 games and Kasey Crawford pitched 1 and 1/2 games. Pictured left: Hailey Avila, Lindsey Brown, Tatyana Cervantes, Madeline Charles, Kasey Crawford, Jessica Harvey, McKenzie Hernandez, Chloe Stines, Leana Venegas, Amanda Villa, Victoria Villegas, and Cali Wyand, Manager Michelle Brown, Coach Leo Venegas, Coach Brian Villegas, Carlos Hernandez, Coach Carina Crawford, Coach Monique Cervantes. Photo courtesy of Richard Charles.
Left, a first for Fillmore Girls Softball League - The 8U team placed 2nd in the District championship game on Sunday night, the team will join the 10U and 14U in San Diego to participate in the Jr. Olympic CalState Games on July 17th, 2009. Tournament highlights include: homerun hits by Cali Wyand, Tatyana Cervantes, and Leana Venegas, triples by Tori Villegas and Tatyana Cervantes and Lindsey Brown, McKenzie Hernandez, Amanda Villa, and Cali Wyand all contributed with doubles. Leana Venegas pitched 3 1/2 games and Kasey Crawford pitched 1 and 1/2 games. Pictured left: Hailey Avila, Lindsey Brown, Tatyana Cervantes, Madeline Charles, Kasey Crawford, Jessica Harvey, McKenzie Hernandez, Chloe Stines, Leana Venegas, Amanda Villa, Victoria Villegas, and Cali Wyand, Manager Michelle Brown, Coach Leo Venegas, Coach Brian Villegas, Carlos Hernandez, Coach Carina Crawford, Coach Monique Cervantes. Photo courtesy of Richard Charles.
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It’s that time of year again for the 2009 Flashes Football Program. We are in the process of getting the program put together. We want to have the program finished in time for our first home game. We would like to thank all of you who have supported us in the past and hope that you will continue. This year the program will be reduced in size, so there is limited space for ads. If you would like to support the Athletic Boosters Club and have your ad/business card placed in the program please contact Susan Golson 805-216-4013. Thank you

 

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!!!!!

 

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 »

 
 
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.”

 

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.