Flashes JJ Gonzalez winning the 100 yd. Butterfly relay at Trinity Classical on March 15th.
Flashes JJ Gonzalez winning the 100 yd. Butterfly relay at Trinity Classical on March 15th.
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Fillmore’s Kate Johnson getting a flying start in the 100 yd. Breaststroke relay.
Fillmore’s Kate Johnson getting a flying start in the 100 yd. Breaststroke relay.
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Submitted By Coach Cindy Blatt

Varsity girls and boys hosted Trinity Classical on March 15th. Varsity boys had outstanding performances by Luke Myers, who won the 200 yd. Individual Medley and 500 yd. Freestyle; Brenden Baker won the 100 yd. freestyle; Sam Guzman was first in the 100 yd. backstroke. William Tran-Wyche won the 100 yd. breaststroke. Final score – Fillmore 80 Trinity 58.

Varsity girl Jayna Sponseller won the 200 yd. Individual Medley in a CIF Consideration time of 2:41.96. Jayna also won the 500 yd. freestyle. Fillmore varsity girls won the 200 yd. Freestyle relay (Sponseller, Aviana Ramirez, Reanne Guerra & Natalie Martinez). The 400 yd. freestyle relay team of Ramirez, Erin Berrington, Guerra & Sponseller) also brought home the gold.
Final score – Trinity 77 Fillmore 68

JV girls and boys hosted Santa Clara in a Frontier League dual meet. Outstanding swims by Sasha Segovia in the 200 yd. and 100 yd. freestyle; Maddie Davis in the 100 yd. IM; Vannity Alonso in 50 yd. butterfly; Chloe Stines in the 50 yd. freestyle and 50 yd. backstroke. Final score – Fillmore 90 Santa Clara 44

The small (in number) but mighty JV Boys beat Santa Clara 48 to 23. Juan Perez posted wins in the 200 yd. freestyle and 50 yd. backstroke; Ricky Cadena was a winner in the 50 yd. freestyle and 100 yd. freestyle. Relay teams of Perez, Cadena, Adrian Meraz and Sebastian Lidikey won both the 200 yd. and 400 yd. freestyle relay events.

 


 
Fillmore High School Girls Soccer Team smile for a photo during their end of the year banquet, where they celebrated placing in their league this season.
Fillmore High School Girls Soccer Team smile for a photo during their end of the year banquet, where they celebrated placing in their league this season.
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Submitted By Coach Omero Martinez
Girls Soccer held their end of the year banquet on 3-16-17. This year's varsity team finished the season in second place with a 11-3 mark in league. Made CIF for only the 5th time in 30 years and advanced to the second round. Ana Covarrubias was the teams MVP. She led the team with 33 goals, was the # 1 scorer for all freshman in Southern California Division 7. She was selected 1st team for Frontier and 1st team all-Southern Section. Yareli Vasquez (Coaches Award) was selected the Frontier Offensive Player of the Year with 12 goals 10 assist. Salma Gomez ( Captain Award) & Andrea Marruffo ( Offensive Player of the Year) made 1st team. Second team were Alexis Mejia, Valerie Hernandez ( Rookie of the Year) Ryan Nunez & Yaneli Cobian. Honorable Mention Reylene Martinez & Grace Topete. Congratulations!!! and thank you for your hard work and the amazing season!!!!!!

 


 
(above) Flashes varsity player sliding in safe at home plate to score for Fillmore. The Fillmore Lady Flashes J.V. and Varsity took on Santa Paula last Thursday. After a hard battle for both J.V. and Varsity, Fillmore lost to Santa Paula. Final Scores: J.V. 5-6, Varsity 4-5.
(above) Flashes varsity player sliding in safe at home plate to score for Fillmore. The Fillmore Lady Flashes J.V. and Varsity took on Santa Paula last Thursday. After a hard battle for both J.V. and Varsity, Fillmore lost to Santa Paula. Final Scores: J.V. 5-6, Varsity 4-5.
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A special CIF Championship banner was made to honor the accomplishments of last year's 2015-2016 Flashes Boys Soccer Team
A special CIF Championship banner was made to honor the accomplishments of last year's 2015-2016 Flashes Boys Soccer Team
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Senior Leah Meza makes a great catch in foul territory. Photo credit Betolu Photography.
Senior Leah Meza makes a great catch in foul territory. Photo credit Betolu Photography.
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Flashes J.V. Pitcher April Lizaraga made her debut on the mound at last Thursday’s game against Golden Valley High School. Flashes J.V. beat Golden Valley 11-9.
Flashes J.V. Pitcher April Lizaraga made her debut on the mound at last Thursday’s game against Golden Valley High School. Flashes J.V. beat Golden Valley 11-9.
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Flashes Varsity player Sammy Ibarra, stretches to get the out at first base against Buena High School, this past Monday’s game. Fillmore lost to Buena 7-0, next game is Thursday 3:30pm against Santa Paula.
Flashes Varsity player Sammy Ibarra, stretches to get the out at first base against Buena High School, this past Monday’s game. Fillmore lost to Buena 7-0, next game is Thursday 3:30pm against Santa Paula.
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by Coach Kellsie McLain
This past Thursday the Flashes Varsity Softball team put on a spectacular show in their home opener versus Golden Valley High School. Having fallen behind 3-0 early in the game, the Flashes battled back to tie the score 3-3. However, Golden Valley soon charged ahead once again to lead the game 6-3. With two outs and hopes dwindling, the Flashes offense rallied in the bottom of the 5th inning to tie the game a second time. After a scoreless 6th inning for both teams, Fillmore pitcher Sydnee Isom headed into the top of the 7th to face the heart of Golden Valley’s talented lineup. With nearly flawless fielding and great pitching, the Flashes kept the Grizzlies at bay and maintained the 6-6 tie. In their final at-bats of the game, Fillmore managed to put the ball in play and get a base runner (Cali Wyand) on 3rd with two outs. In a dazzling show of audacity, the Flashes sent their runner wheeling towards home on a pass ball. Wyand successfully stole home plate to earn the Flashes victory over the Grizzlies. Final score: 7-6. Highlights: Kasey Crawford went 2- 4 and scored 1 run; Cali Wyand went 2- 4 and scored 2 runs (one being winning run); Leah Meza and Kayla Carrillo each had 2 RBI's.; Pitcher Sydnee Isom had 8 strike outs in 7 innings. This Thursday the Flashes will face the rival Santa Paula Cardinals at home in their first league match. Game time: 3:30PM.

 


 

Football season is around the corner and now is the time to sign up!! The Fillmore Bears will be having sign ups in March every Friday at Ameci Pizza from 5-8pm. The cost is $260 per player and cheer registration is $35. We are the most affordable youth football and cheer organization in Fillmore and have already eclipsed last years totals at this time in 2016. Thank you to the many new families that have signed up with us already we appreciate the community support as we look to serve the city of Fillmore, Piru, and Santa Paula.
Thank you,
Ram Medina
President So Cal Fillmore Bears

 
FHS Swim Team participated in the Viking Relay meet on Friday, March 10 at Hueneme High School. Alone with Fillmore, there were teams from Santa Paula, Channel Island, Carpinteria, St. Bonaventure and Hueneme. JV Girls came in first place overall with 34 points. JV Boys placed 5th with 10 points. Varsity Girls tied for 1st with Hueneme with 95 points. Varsity Boys were 4th with 58 points. In the overall combined team scoring FHS Swim team placed second. “This was a good experience for our swimmers. I think they all had fun!” stated Coach Cindy Blatt.
FHS Swim Team participated in the Viking Relay meet on Friday, March 10 at Hueneme High School. Alone with Fillmore, there were teams from Santa Paula, Channel Island, Carpinteria, St. Bonaventure and Hueneme. JV Girls came in first place overall with 34 points. JV Boys placed 5th with 10 points. Varsity Girls tied for 1st with Hueneme with 95 points. Varsity Boys were 4th with 58 points. In the overall combined team scoring FHS Swim team placed second. “This was a good experience for our swimmers. I think they all had fun!” stated Coach Cindy Blatt.
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Fillmore’s Electric Teal Eels emerged victorious at the section 10 League Championship in Bakersfield, and are now set to compete in the Western State Championship.
Fillmore’s Electric Teal Eels emerged victorious at the section 10 League Championship in Bakersfield, and are now set to compete in the Western State Championship.
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From Coach Tony Hernandez
The Eels continued their winning ways as they took the Section 10 League Championship in Bakersfield against a wide field of teams stretching from the San Fernando Valley up to the Yosemite Valley. Even with the cold weather and very muddy fields, the Eels were impressive all weekend long with the defense shutting out opponents in 4 out of the 5 games and our offense applying pressure throughout the tournament.

The defensive stoppers throughout the tournament were Isabel Hernandez and Miley Tello with Mikayla McKenzie and Lexi Pina sharing time in the net as goalkeepers. Lexi had two complete game shut outs in the semi-final and championship game with a blocked penalty kick for good measure. Our offense was led by forwards Jadon Rodriguez and Mikayla McKenzie who really came into their own this tournament with their gritty and aggressive play. Our tireless mid-fielders Tori Pina and Syanne Valencia worked both the offensive and defensive ends scoring goals and shutting down opponents while Kari Terrazas managed our team and got the offense rolling with her great distribution of the ball.

Next for the Eels are the Western State Championships in Carson City, Nevada on March 25th where they will not only represent the great City of Fillmore, but the State of California against teams from Washington, Nevada and Oregon. This is an exciting opportunity for our hometown girls to make a lasting mark for the City of Fillmore. Keep wishing these ladies luck as they look to bring home yet another championship and a big thank you to all the family and friends that came out in support.

Fillmore’s Electric Teal Eels emerged victorious at the section 10 League Championship in Bakersfield, and are now set to compete in the Western State Championship.

 
2017 Fillmore Flashes 2017 Varsity Softball Team
2017 Fillmore Flashes 2017 Varsity Softball Team
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Freshman Jazmine Zavala knocking her first high school homerun out of the park.
Freshman Jazmine Zavala knocking her first high school homerun out of the park.
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Submitted By Coach Kellsie Mclain and Sam Wokal

This past Saturday the Flashes Varsity Softball team kicked off their 2017 season with a 5-1 victory over Eagle Rock High School. The Flashes looked strong at the plate, showing off their explosive offensive capabilities. Though tournament rules kept their final at-bats from entering the official scorebook, the Flashes finished the allotted amount of game time with a total of 13 hits. Kayla Carrillo went two for three, with two doubles and two RBIs. Freshman Jazmine Zavala also had a successful offensive showing, going two for three and hitting her first high school homerun. On the defensive side of the ball Varsity pitcher Sydnee Isom had six strike outs, giving up no earned runs throughout the entirety of the game.

Fillmore Flashes J.V Softball won both their games this weekend, final scores being 10-0 vs. Venice High School and 6-1 vs. Sylmar High School. Audrey Clay had a great two games on the mound with a total of 12 strikeouts. The girls had some great at bats including a home run by Alyssa Luna #16, triples from Audrey Clay #6, April Lizarraga #9, Alyssa Luna #16, Destiny Menjuga #10, and a double from Aiesa Rodriquez #1, along with some singles!

Great job Ladies!!

 
 
Flashes Boys Volleyball jump up to block Channel Islands ball at the net at last Thursday’s game. Fillmore lost to Channel Islands 3-0. Fillmore’s next match will be away at Carpinteria High School on Tuesday March 14th, J.V. 5:00pm and Varsity 6:00pm.
Flashes Boys Volleyball jump up to block Channel Islands ball at the net at last Thursday’s game. Fillmore lost to Channel Islands 3-0. Fillmore’s next match will be away at Carpinteria High School on Tuesday March 14th, J.V. 5:00pm and Varsity 6:00pm.
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Submitted By Coach Cindy Blatt

Fillmore High School Swim Team opens its season on Friday, March 10 at Hueneme. Seven schools (FHS, Channel Islands, Hueneme, Santa Paula, St. Bonaventure, Carpinteria and Santa Clara) will participate in the Viking Relay meet. Meet starts at 2:30 PM.

Come to Fillmore Aquatic Center on Saturday, March 11 to cheer and support the swimmers at their Lap-a-Thon fundraiser. Swimmers collect pledges based on the number of laps they will swim. The most experienced swimmers are
expected to swim up to 160 laps (4,000 yards). Donations are accepted! The swim will begin at 9:30 AM.

FHS Swim Team will host its first home meet on Wednesday, March 15 against Santa Clara and Trinity Classical. Meet
begins at 3:00 PM. Spectators welcome!

 
Congratulations to the Flashes Girls JV soccer team for winning Frontier League champs and being undefeated in league 8-0. Submitted by Jennie Andrade.
Congratulations to the Flashes Girls JV soccer team for winning Frontier League champs and being undefeated in league 8-0. Submitted by Jennie Andrade.
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Fillmore Flashes J.V. Softball Team smiles for a photo at their first game of the 2017 season against Santa Barbara High School.
Fillmore Flashes J.V. Softball Team smiles for a photo at their first game of the 2017 season against Santa Barbara High School.
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By Coach Kellsie McLain

The FHS JV Softball team traveled to Santa Barbara High School on Monday afternoon to start their 2017 season. The Flashes had some great hits throughout the game and saw outstanding pitching from Freshman Audrey Clay in her Flashes debut. After a hard-fought battle, the Flashes ended the game in a tie with a final score of 10-10. Top stats: Alyssa Luna went 3 for 4 with 1 double, 2 singles, and 3 RBIs.

Destiny Menjuga went 1 for 4 with a single and 2 RBIs. Audrey Clay had 10 strike outs in 6 innings.

The JV team will host their first home match against the Moorpark Musketeers at 3:30PM on Thursday. This weekend both the Varsity and JV Flashes Softball teams will compete in the Lincoln Classic Tournament. Good luck Flashes!

 

By Coach Javier Alcaraz
On February Wednesday February 22nd, the Fillmore Flashes Boys soccer defeated St. Margaret’s High School in the second round of playoffs. Enrique Gutierrez scored off an assist from teammate Rolando Cabrera. Final score 1-0, which moved the Flashes into the 3rd round of CIF. Fillmore hosted Adelanto high and lost in penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw in regulation and overtime. Goal by Joel Garza. Great season overall after winning Tri-Valley league in their first year after moving up from the Frontier league.

 
(above) Fillmore High School Senior Class Powderpuff Team. Friday February 24th, Fillmore High School hosted their annual Powderpuff Game. The game had been scoreless until the Junior Class scored the only touchdown in the last 15 seconds of the game making the final Score Junior’s 6 and Senior’s 0.
(above) Fillmore High School Senior Class Powderpuff Team. Friday February 24th, Fillmore High School hosted their annual Powderpuff Game. The game had been scoreless until the Junior Class scored the only touchdown in the last 15 seconds of the game making the final Score Junior’s 6 and Senior’s 0.
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Fillmore High School Junior Class Powderpuff Team.
Fillmore High School Junior Class Powderpuff Team.
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(above) The team huddles together before they get the first round of playoffs started as the compete against Windward High School. The boys played Winward High on Saturday and won 1-0 in overtime goal by Ruben Rodriguez off a Penalty kick. February 22, the boys traveled to San Clemente to play vs. St. Margarets school and won 1-0 to advance to quarter finals this Saturday the 25th @ 5pm in Fillmore.
(above) The team huddles together before they get the first round of playoffs started as the compete against Windward High School. The boys played Winward High on Saturday and won 1-0 in overtime goal by Ruben Rodriguez off a Penalty kick. February 22, the boys traveled to San Clemente to play vs. St. Margarets school and won 1-0 to advance to quarter finals this Saturday the 25th @ 5pm in Fillmore.
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By Coach Omero Martinez
February 17th, Fillmore hosted AGBU from Canoga Park in the first round of playoffs and won 8-0. Andrea Marrufo scored 2 goals and 2 assist. Ana Cuvarrubias, Grace Topete, Alexis Mejia, Aaliyah Lopez, Yareli Vasquez, Lupita Ruvalcaba each had a goal. On Tuesday February 21st, the Lady Flashes traveled to Arroyo High School in El Monte for a second round CIF game. Fillmore had 14 shots on goal, but could not find the back of the net. Fillmore’s defense allowed 3 shots on goal. Fillmore lost 1-0.

 
Kendall Sosa
Kendall Sosa

Kendall Sosa, grand-daughter of well-known Fillmore residents, Gilbert "Mo" and Betty Sosa, was recently recognized as an outstanding scholar-athlete at Normal Community High School, Bloomington, Illinois. Kendall's proud parents are Steve and Valerie Sosa. Steve was an outstanding three-sport athlete at Fillmore High School during his playing days.

Kenall played basketball for 11 years including 4 years at NCHS. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. She was voted All-Conference First Team in basketball, soccer and volleyball and was All-Area 2nd team in basketball as well. Kendall was All-Sectional in soccer and All-Area Mention in volleyball. She also earned 18 Player of the Game Awards for the Lady Iron. She was MVP in Basketball and Soccer and voted Meathead of the Month. Last year she traded her athletic gear for a crown and was honored as NCHS Prom Queen.

Kendall's favorite Lady Iron Basketball memory is from her freshman year during the Holiday Classic. The Lady Iron were the underdogs but beat Normal West in double-overtime on her birthday! She hopes that her teammates remember to play basketball because they love it. They should always play hard but also have fun!!

Kendall will be attending Illinois Wesleyan University to study Business with a minor in Psychology. She will also be continuing her basketball career as a Titan!

 
Flashes try to beat Carpinteria to the ball during last Thursday’s game.
Flashes try to beat Carpinteria to the ball during last Thursday’s game.
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By Coach Omero Martinez

Thursday February 9th, Fillmore Flashes Girls Frosh and J.V. traveled to Carpinteria, Flashes Frosh won 3-1 and JV won 1-0. Behind Aaliyah Lopez’s goal gave J.V. the league title.

Varsity's game was postponed to Friday. Where the Lady Flashes fell short 2-1. Ana Covarrubias scored the only goal. Fillmore finished second in league with an 11-3 record. Fillmore will host the winner of AGBU/Canoga park & Trinity Classical Academy in a first round playoff game on Thursdays 5pm. Please come out and support.