Hernandez
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Morales
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Ralph Sandoval #25 dives into the end zone for a touchdown. Sandoval had 141 rushing yards. Blocking for Sandoval is #64 Jose “Froggy” Estrada. According to Coach Dollar, “Desert was a very good team, this is a big win for us.” Other highlights, Nick Paz had 3 touchdowns and over 130 rushing yards. Flashes beat the Scorpions 48-37. The Flashes play this Friday at home against Brentwood. Game time 7:30 p.m. (Photos by Mike Watson)
Ralph Sandoval #25 dives into the end zone for a touchdown. Sandoval had 141 rushing yards. Blocking for Sandoval is #64 Jose “Froggy” Estrada. According to Coach Dollar, “Desert was a very good team, this is a big win for us.” Other highlights, Nick Paz had 3 touchdowns and over 130 rushing yards. Flashes beat the Scorpions 48-37. The Flashes play this Friday at home against Brentwood. Game time 7:30 p.m. (Photos by Mike Watson)
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Flashes advance to 2nd round CIF Playoffs - First time in 19 years
Christian Prado #40 had a great defensive game against Desert Scorpions. Prado had racked up 8 tackles.
Christian Prado #40 had a great defensive game against Desert Scorpions. Prado had racked up 8 tackles.
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Noah Aguire makes a great tackle Friday night. Aguirre also had a 4th quarter pivotal interception and a touchdown.
Noah Aguire makes a great tackle Friday night. Aguirre also had a 4th quarter pivotal interception and a touchdown.
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David Esquivel brings down the Scorpions running-back.
David Esquivel brings down the Scorpions running-back.
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Quarterback Nathan Ibarra #7 runs the ball for yardage and is able to score. Ibarra had 2 touchdowns against the Scorpions.
Quarterback Nathan Ibarra #7 runs the ball for yardage and is able to score. Ibarra had 2 touchdowns against the Scorpions.
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Flashes cheerleader Mariah Perez and the cheerleading squad kept the crowd entertained during halftime.
Flashes cheerleader Mariah Perez and the cheerleading squad kept the crowd entertained during halftime.
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#20 Anthony Morales takes it up the middle for a long TD run the only TD of the game.
#20 Anthony Morales takes it up the middle for a long TD run the only TD of the game.
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#6 Jhonny Grove on his way for one of his two TD runs.
#6 Jhonny Grove on his way for one of his two TD runs.
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#27 Mathew Willmount makes a sure TD saving tackle.
#27 Mathew Willmount makes a sure TD saving tackle.
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#21 Lagunas makes a great openfield takle, helping to secure a victory and continue in the playoff's.
#21 Lagunas makes a great openfield takle, helping to secure a victory and continue in the playoff's.
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Mighty Might Silver and Cheerleaders.
Mighty Might Silver and Cheerleaders.
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At Fillmore High School, seniors Aimee Orozco and Rebecca Herrera have been named co-captions of the 2008-2009 Lady Flashes Basketball Team by Varsity Coach, Harry Bums. Orozco, a forward-guard-wing player is the most versatile player on the team and she calls the defensive alignments. Herrera, the point guard, runs the offense and calls the plays with a series of hand signals.

“Rebecca has a very high basketball I.Q. and a calm, patient manner running our Stack and Motion Offense. Aimee, on the other hand, is a purely instinctive player who can shoot from the Dynamic Duo outside or drive to the basket almost at will. The players compliment each other well on the court and they are very deserving of this high honor” emphasizes Coach Bums.

Assistant Coach Amelia Aparicio designed the new Lady Flash logo using a photo of Aimee Orozco as she dribbled a basketball. There is a golden lightening bolt behind Aimee and this idea was voted in by the entire team. The logo represents all Lady Flashes basketball players.

Rebeca Isabel Herrera is the daughter of Jorge and Oralia Herrera. She is a 17 year old senior at FHS and she currently maintains a 4.34 GPA. She began her basketball career at the age of six where she excelled and became the starting point guard for the Varsity Lady Flashes since her freshmen year. Last year Rebeca was named to the 1s1 Team All Ventura County selection. She was also awarded Tri-Valley League Co-MVP last season. Ms. Herrera has shown great commitment to community service. She was Team Captain of the “A” Team for the American Cancer Society “Relay for Life’. Rebeca also Volunteers at St. Francis ofAssisi Church and for Soroptimist International of Fillmore. More importantly she has helped spearhead numerous benefi t concerts for several FHS and community organizations, proceeds were in excess of $60,0()(). Rebeca has applied to CSUN, UCLA, UCSD but she hopes to follow in her brother’s footsteps by attending UCLA. Rebeca Herrera is the Lady Flashes team Co-Captain and she has high aspirations for her team this season.

Aimee Orozco is the daughter of John and Tracy Orozco. She is a 17 year old senior, who is been playing basketball for 11 years. She has a 4.3 GPA and plans on studying Zoology as her Major in College. The schools she has applied to are San Francisco State, UC Davis, San Diego State, Humboldt, Cal Poly SLO and University
of Colorado where she hopes to play basketball and try out for the swimming team. Last year Aimee was 1st team All Tri-Valley and 2nd team All County. This past summer Aimee participated in NCAA sanctioned tournaments in Arizona, Oregon, Tennessee and Southern California. Aimee said “’Beka’ and I used to be rivals because she was my main competition in youth basketball, but now we are very close and our goals are the same for this basketball
season.” Aimee went on to say “we would like to be Tri-League Champions by ourselves and go deep into the CIF playoffs and make a drive for a CIF Championship”.

This article was submitted by Iris Villalobos, Junior at Fillmore High School.

 


 
Pictured above but not in order: Coach Burns, Jazzmin Galvez, Conchita Meza, Yesenia Avila, Amparo Magana, Victoria Ayala, Mariah Rivas, Aimee Orozco, Jillian Wilber, Kyla Hernandez, Cristina Baena, Assistant Coach Amelia Aparicio. Not pictured are Rebecca Herrera, Nadia Lomeli, and D. Villa Gomez.
Pictured above but not in order: Coach Burns, Jazzmin Galvez, Conchita Meza, Yesenia Avila, Amparo Magana, Victoria Ayala, Mariah Rivas, Aimee Orozco, Jillian Wilber, Kyla Hernandez, Cristina Baena, Assistant Coach Amelia Aparicio. Not pictured are Rebecca Herrera, Nadia Lomeli, and D. Villa Gomez.
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On Saturday November 15th the Lady Flashes Varsity Basketball Team had a BBQ at the residence of Ray and Antonia Galvez. The purpose of the BBQ was to build team unity for the 08-09 basketball season. Also, a new Lady Flash logo was introduced on royal blue t-shirts. The logo was designed by assistant varsity coach, Amelia Aparicio. It is a picture of a lightning bolt with an outline of Aimee Orozco, co-captain, of this year's team. Three senior starters spoke to the parents, team captain Aimee Orozco said the following "I'm glad we had a good turnout. Thank you for your support and hopefully we'll have it throughout the season." Senior leader Jill Wilber spoke to the parents and stated "The team and I are really excited about the season! We have high expectations and many goals. Our first goal is to win our tournament. Our second goal is to win our league as outright champs. Our ultimate goal is to win a CIF title. We have been working hard in practice so that we can achieve these goals. Another senior leader Kyla Hernandez asks the fathers to volunteer on a Saturday, to help paint their remodeled team room. The lady Flashes Varsity Team would like to thank El Pescador for donating the salad, rice, and beans for the team BBQ. Also, Vons of Fillmore for donating the water and Gatorade. The tri-tip and chicken was from an anonymous donor. All the girls want to express their heartfelt THANKS to Dr. Mike Bush of FUSD for being the chef at the BBO. Finally, Coach Burns thanked the Galvez Family for hosting the team BBQ.
The Herrera family announced that they will hold a concert at the School District Auditorium, around the first of the year to help raise funds for the girls J.V. and Varsity Basketball program. The athletes will be encouraged to sell 20 tickets each. Story Courtesy of Jasmin Galvez and Tory Ayala.

 


 
Last Friday was Senior Night.
Last Friday was Senior Night.
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Fillmore Flashes Varsity football team is going to the play-offs. They took Second place in the Frontier League. Fillmore will be playing at home this Friday November 21 at 7:30 p.m. against Desert High School. The gates open at 6:00 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Student Store; Adults are $8 and children $5. for more information please contact Lynn at 524-8491.

 
Nick Paz catches the ball with the tips of his fingers and runs for a few yards. Fillmore played against Grace Brethern Friday night and beat them 49-46. Paz had over 150 yards rushing and Nathan Ibarra passed for over 150 yards. Christian Prado had 21 tackles. According to Coach Dollar, “This was a big game for the team and they played big.”
Nick Paz catches the ball with the tips of his fingers and runs for a few yards. Fillmore played against Grace Brethern Friday night and beat them 49-46. Paz had over 150 yards rushing and Nathan Ibarra passed for over 150 yards. Christian Prado had 21 tackles. According to Coach Dollar, “This was a big game for the team and they played big.”
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Corey Cole scored against Grace Brethern last Friday. Fillmore won 38-6. J.V. finished their season 8-2-1, and went undefeated in league, and are Frontier League Champions. Congratulations J.V. football team.
Corey Cole scored against Grace Brethern last Friday. Fillmore won 38-6. J.V. finished their season 8-2-1, and went undefeated in league, and are Frontier League Champions. Congratulations J.V. football team.
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A big congratulations to the 12 & under softball team Xplosion, the girls came in first place in the Ventura league. Good luck on your upcoming tournaments. We know you will make your parents proud. Pictured to the left are top row: Savannah Larson, Brittany Larson, Sierra Hernandez, Katelyn Lewis, Stephanie Gutierrez, and
Laura. Bottom row: Cece Flinn, Ciera Vasquez, Destinee Emerson, Annissa Hernandez, and Felicia Magana.
A big congratulations to the 12 & under softball team Xplosion, the girls came in first place in the Ventura league. Good luck on your upcoming tournaments. We know you will make your parents proud. Pictured to the left are top row: Savannah Larson, Brittany Larson, Sierra Hernandez, Katelyn Lewis, Stephanie Gutierrez, and Laura. Bottom row: Cece Flinn, Ciera Vasquez, Destinee Emerson, Annissa Hernandez, and Felicia Magana.
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Flashes cheerleaders gave a fabulous half-time show during the varsity game last Friday. Varsity Re-Cap: Fillmore Flashes played against Santa Paula last Friday evening losing 34-14. According to Coach Dollar “this was a tough loss for us, now we need to beat Grace so that we have a possible share of the title.” Highlights:
Nathan Ibarra threw over 100 yards and Jesse Sanchez had a 61 yard interception return for a touchdown, and Christian Prado had 13 tackles. Fillmore plays Grace Bretheren this Friday at home at 7:30 p.m.
Flashes cheerleaders gave a fabulous half-time show during the varsity game last Friday. Varsity Re-Cap: Fillmore Flashes played against Santa Paula last Friday evening losing 34-14. According to Coach Dollar “this was a tough loss for us, now we need to beat Grace so that we have a possible share of the title.” Highlights: Nathan Ibarra threw over 100 yards and Jesse Sanchez had a 61 yard interception return for a touchdown, and Christian Prado had 13 tackles. Fillmore plays Grace Bretheren this Friday at home at 7:30 p.m.
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Christian Prado #40 had 13 tackles against Santa Paula. Above Prado runs the ball for a couple of yards.
Christian Prado #40 had 13 tackles against Santa Paula. Above Prado runs the ball for a couple of yards.
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Nathan Ibarra #7 threw for over 100 yards against Santa Paula. Fillmore lost to the Cardinals 34-14.
Nathan Ibarra #7 threw for over 100 yards against Santa Paula. Fillmore lost to the Cardinals 34-14.
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Noah Aguirre runs the ball down field for a few yards.
Noah Aguirre runs the ball down field for a few yards.
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J.V. Recap: J.V. Flashes played a tough game against Santa Paula. Fillmore trailed 8-6 in the 1st quarter and came back in the fourth to beat the Cardinals 14-11. Ty Casey had 11 carries for 44 yards. Corey Cole had a touchdown and racked up 96 yards on 16 carries. Austin Davis had 7 carries for 36 yards. Johnny Golson had one touchdown and one 2 point conversion, Golson also had 64 yards on 9 carries.
J.V. Recap: J.V. Flashes played a tough game against Santa Paula. Fillmore trailed 8-6 in the 1st quarter and came back in the fourth to beat the Cardinals 14-11. Ty Casey had 11 carries for 44 yards. Corey Cole had a touchdown and racked up 96 yards on 16 carries. Austin Davis had 7 carries for 36 yards. Johnny Golson had one touchdown and one 2 point conversion, Golson also had 64 yards on 9 carries.
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Jordan Davis #34 and Christian Conaway #35 stop Santa Paula.
Jordan Davis #34 and Christian Conaway #35 stop Santa Paula.
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Perce’s Kenpo Karate Studio recently held their annual inter-school karate tournament at Fillmore Middle School on October 18. The event was a success for the students as they competed against three other Ventura County studios.
Perce’s Kenpo Karate Studio recently held their annual inter-school karate tournament at Fillmore Middle School on October 18. The event was a success for the students as they competed against three other Ventura County studios.
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Perce's Kenpo Karate Studio recently held their annual inter-school karate tournament at Fillmore Middle School on October 18. The event was a success for the students as they competed against three other Ventura County studios.
The results of the event are as follows: Little Tigers 3-6 yrs. 1st place Dave Bustos Jr., Karmendee Rodriguez, Blake Boren, Gabriel Lidikay, Jacob Merkor, Julian Jimenez, Danae Olivares, Kata Divisions Results White-Yellow Belt 4-5 yrs. 1st place Jacob Merkord, 2nd place Dave Bustos Jr., 3rd place Danae Olivares, 4th place Gabriel Lidikay. White-Yellow Belt 6-9 yrs. 3rd place Sebastian Lidikay. White-Yellow Belt 7 yrs. 2nd place Jorge Zamora, 3rd place Michael Sayegh, Orange Belt 5-7 yrs. 3rd place Blake Boren, 4th place David Berdahl. Yellow-Orange Belt 8-9 yrs. 1st place Jaylin King. Yellow-Orange Belt 10-13 yrs. 1st place Anthony Murray, 4th place Rocio Zamora. Purple 6-7 yrs. 2nd place Faith Bustos, 4th place Julian Jimenez. Blue Belt 6-9 yrs. 5th place Ricky Cadena. Purlple-Blue Belt 8-10 yrs. 4th place Ray Angel Figueroa, 5th place Jesse Villa. Green Belt 7-8 yrs. 1st place Tyler Bode, 2nd place Iliana Hernandez. Green 9-12 yrs. 2nd place Dorian Medrano, 4th place Angel Rodriguez. Green Belt 12-13 yrs. 3rd place Maggie Carrillo, 4th place Valery Rodriguez, 5th place Adrian Moreno. Jr. Brown Belt 6-9 yrs. 3rd place Michael Hess. Jr. Brown-Black 10-11 yrs. 4th place Heather Hess. Jr. Brown-Black 12-13 yrs. 4th place Andy Topete. Teen-Adult all Belts. 1st place Samuel Hernandez, 3rd place Sabian Howard. Showmanship Division: 2nd place Anthony Murray, 3rd place Andy Topete, 4th place Tyler Bode, 5th place Julian Jimenez,, 6th place Sabian Howard. Self-Defense Division: 2nd place Sabian Howard, 3rd place Maggie Carrillo, 4th place Julian Jimenez, 5th place Heather Hess. Sparring Divisions: White-Yellow Belt 4-5 yrs. 1st place Dave Bustos Jr., 2nd place Karmendee Rodriguez. Purple Belt 6-8yrs. 2nd place Faith Bustos, 3rd place Jaylin King, 4th place Julian Jimenez. Blue-Brown Belt 9-12 yrs. 3rd place Angel Rodriguez. Green Belt 13 yrs. 1st place Valery Rodriguez, 2nd place Javier Rodriguez, 3rd place Adrian Moreno. Adults all Belts: 1st place Juan Rodriguez, 3rd place Sol Andrade. For more information please call Paul Perce at 524-6870.

 
Ralph Sandoval #25 had over 100 yards rushing, Nathan Ibarra threw for over 100 yards. Nick Paz and Zach Golson combined for over 140 yards rushing. Jesse Sanchez had an interception and a 61 yard fumble recovery for touchdown.
Ralph Sandoval #25 had over 100 yards rushing, Nathan Ibarra threw for over 100 yards. Nick Paz and Zach Golson combined for over 140 yards rushing. Jesse Sanchez had an interception and a 61 yard fumble recovery for touchdown.
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Golson intercepted a 2 point conversion intended for Malibu.
Golson intercepted a 2 point conversion intended for Malibu.
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Johnny Grove runs the ball in for a touchdown last Saturday against Moorpark.
Johnny Grove runs the ball in for a touchdown last Saturday against Moorpark.
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Tyler Esquivel makes a great catch for the team.
Tyler Esquivel makes a great catch for the team.
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Varsity Recap:
Fillmore Flashes open their season up with a 49-6 win over Villanova. According to Coach Dollar, “the offense executed and the defense played strong against a solid Villanova team. Nick Paz had 155 yards on 16 carries to lead the Flashes past the Wildcats. Christian Prado had over 10 tackles and Ralph Sandoval had a 72 yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.

J.V. Recap
Flashes played against Villanova for their league opener, Estaban Vasquez had a great running game as a running back, Vasquez had a touch down and a 2 point conversion. Corey Cole threw a 40 yard pass to Ben Fernandez for a touch down, on a quarterback sneak Cole also added points to the score board. Johnny Golson had 2 touchdowns, 70 yard punt return and a 40 yard pass from Cole. The defense had an overall good game. Fillmore beat Villanova 32-0. The Flashes play Malibu this Thursday at 3:30 p.m. away.

 

On Friday October 31, 2008 Fillmore High School will host the 98th meeting between Santa Paula and Fillmore. This time honored tradition is anticipated by both cities as they join together yearly for this long awaited event. Due to the fact that this year it falls on Halloween, anyone dressed in costumes that are “Middle School Age” and above WILL NOT be allowed into the game. Fillmore High School apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause, but hopes you will understand that it is important to create a safe environment for all that attend.

Pre-Sale Tickets will go on sale MONDAY, OCTOBER 27TH and will be available during school hours at the Student Store at Fillmore High School. Adults $7, Students & Children $4 and Seniors $3. Should there be any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the FHS Athletic Department at (805) 524-8491.

 
Troy Hayes #5 goes around the outside for yardage against Nordoff; Fillmore lost 42-7. (Football photos courtesy of Crystal Gurrola)
Troy Hayes #5 goes around the outside for yardage against Nordoff; Fillmore lost 42-7. (Football photos courtesy of Crystal Gurrola)
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Jose “Froggy” Estrada makes one of his many tackles of the game.
Jose “Froggy” Estrada makes one of his many tackles of the game.
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JV Cheerleaders.
JV Cheerleaders.
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Angel Barajas #10 had a great game against Nordoff; Barajas scored two touchdowns, but it wasn't enough for a win. J.V. Flashes lost 21-14.
Angel Barajas #10 had a great game against Nordoff; Barajas scored two touchdowns, but it wasn't enough for a win. J.V. Flashes lost 21-14.
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Tatyana Cervantes #55 pitched an awesome game on Sunday, Sept. 21 and also hit in a Grand Slam and a Homerun for the Fillmore Diamond Girlz Softball Team. Good job Tots.
Tatyana Cervantes #55 pitched an awesome game on Sunday, Sept. 21 and also hit in a Grand Slam and a Homerun for the Fillmore Diamond Girlz Softball Team. Good job Tots.
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An unidentified Bantam Silver Defender Sacks the Camarillo Cougar Quarterback. Photos by Harold Cronin.
An unidentified Bantam Silver Defender Sacks the Camarillo Cougar Quarterback. Photos by Harold Cronin.
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Tyler Esquivel continues to show why he's a dominant force for the J1 Black team.
Tyler Esquivel continues to show why he's a dominant force for the J1 Black team.
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Chad Hope puts a big hit on a Ventura ball carrier.
Chad Hope puts a big hit on a Ventura ball carrier.
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Lester Legan makes a great catch.
Lester Legan makes a great catch.
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Fernando Gonzalez making one of his 6 tackles for the day.
Fernando Gonzalez making one of his 6 tackles for the day.
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Center #51 Carson Lhotka and the offensive line had a great game last Friday against Carpinteria. Fillmore trampled the Warriors 40-14.
Center #51 Carson Lhotka and the offensive line had a great game last Friday against Carpinteria. Fillmore trampled the Warriors 40-14.
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Ralph Sandoval #25 scores the first touchdown of the game. Other game highlights, Troy Hayes had over 200 all purpose yards along with a 49 yard interception touchdown; Nathan Ibarra was 4 of 10 for 124 yards; Noah Aguirre had a 64 yard interception return for a touchdown. The defensive line recorded 4 sacks collectively. Matt Dollar stated, “The Defense played a great game for us. The D-line and secondary had a solid night holding Carp to just 32 yards in the first half.”
Ralph Sandoval #25 scores the first touchdown of the game. Other game highlights, Troy Hayes had over 200 all purpose yards along with a 49 yard interception touchdown; Nathan Ibarra was 4 of 10 for 124 yards; Noah Aguirre had a 64 yard interception return for a touchdown. The defensive line recorded 4 sacks collectively. Matt Dollar stated, “The Defense played a great game for us. The D-line and secondary had a solid night holding Carp to just 32 yards in the first half.”
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Emilio Gomez #90 helps out with the tackle.
Emilio Gomez #90 helps out with the tackle.
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J.D. Smallwood #75 wraps up the J.V. Warrior player last Friday afternoon.
J.D. Smallwood #75 wraps up the J.V. Warrior player last Friday afternoon.
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Corey Cole is able to get the pass off just in time.
Corey Cole is able to get the pass off just in time.
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F.H.S. Varsity cheerleaders kept the crowd busy during the game against Carpinteria.
F.H.S. Varsity cheerleaders kept the crowd busy during the game against Carpinteria.
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Youth Basketball Registration
The City of Fillmore Recreation Department will be conducting Youth Basketball registration for boys and girls grades 1-9. Registration will be accepted at the recreation department beginning Monday, October 6, 2008 and continuing through Friday, November 7, 2008 between 8:00AM-5:00PM. League play is scheduled to begin Saturday, December 6, 2008 and continue through the end of February 2009. Cost for registration is $50 (price includes picture package and a trophy). For additional information please contact the recreation Department, 524-1500 ex#216.

Youth Basketball Coaches Needed
The City of Fillmore Recreation Department and the Youth Basketball Program is looking for interested persons willing to coach a youth basketball team. The league will begin Saturday, December 6, 2008 and continue through the end of February, 2009 (approx. 10 weeks). Coaches are needed for all divisions. If you are interested in coaching a boys or girls basketball team please contact Annette Cardona, 524-1500 ex216.

Youth Basketball Referees Needed
The City of Fillmore Recreation Department and the Youth Basketball Program is looking for interested persons willing to referee youth basketball. The league will begin Saturday, December 6, 2008 and continue through the end of February, 2009. (approx 10 weeks). Referees are needed for all divisions. If you are interested in refereeing boys and girls basketball please contact Annette Cardona, 524-1500 ex216.