Congratulations to our California United Fillmore 2014 Boys team for winning the Oxnard United Invitational Tournament this past weekend July 15 and 16, 2023. Game scores for the weekend are listed below:

Game 1: CU 3 - 0 Antelope Valley
Goals: David Prado 1; Noah Jimenez 2.

Game 2: CU 5 - 1 Legends FC
Goals: Noah Jimenez 2; David Prado 2; Santiago Negrete 1.

Oxnard United Invitational Championship Game
FINAL: CU 3 - 1 Gundo
Goals: David Prado 3 (Hat Trick); Shoutout to our goalkeeper Michael Oritz.

 


 
On Saturday, July 15, 2023, FHS Wrestling team held their first of three tournaments to take place this summer. Pictured above is Flashes Alexa Martinez (grade 11) in her match against Buena High School. Photo courtesy FHS Wrestling Coach Torres.
On Saturday, July 15, 2023, FHS Wrestling team held their first of three tournaments to take place this summer. Pictured above is Flashes Alexa Martinez (grade 11) in her match against Buena High School. Photo courtesy FHS Wrestling Coach Torres.
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Above is Flashes Anthony Lemus (grade 10) after defeating his opponent from Hueneme High in this past weekend’s tournament. Photo courtesy FHS Wrestling Coach Torres.
Above is Flashes Anthony Lemus (grade 10) after defeating his opponent from Hueneme High in this past weekend’s tournament. Photo courtesy FHS Wrestling Coach Torres.
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Above is Flashes Armando Avila (grade 9) taking his opponent to the floor during his match against Buena High School. Photo courtesy FHS Wrestling Coach Torres.
Above is Flashes Armando Avila (grade 9) taking his opponent to the floor during his match against Buena High School. Photo courtesy FHS Wrestling Coach Torres.
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On Wednesday, July 12, the Fillmore Flashes hosted a summer clinic for the Fillmore Raiders Youth Football Program. Despite the heat the boys came out and ran drills along side the Flashes to help prepare for the upcoming fall football season. Giving the kids a taste of how the Flashes run their practices. Above is a group photo of both Flashes and Raiders who participated in the clinic. More photos and details on page 10. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
On Wednesday, July 12, the Fillmore Flashes hosted a summer clinic for the Fillmore Raiders Youth Football Program. Despite the heat the boys came out and ran drills along side the Flashes to help prepare for the upcoming fall football season. Giving the kids a taste of how the Flashes run their practices. Above is a group photo of both Flashes and Raiders who participated in the clinic. More photos and details on page 10. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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Fillmore’s Heritage Valley Blazers would like to congratulate Ralphy Avila. On Sunday, June 25, 2023, he competed in the USATF Region 15 Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships. He took 1st Place finish with a personal best throw of 38
Fillmore’s Heritage Valley Blazers would like to congratulate Ralphy Avila. On Sunday, June 25, 2023, he competed in the USATF Region 15 Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships. He took 1st Place finish with a personal best throw of 38"6.25. Ralphy will travel to Eugene, Oregon to compete in the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championship on July 24th to 30th.
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Fillmore senior Anahi Arreola earned the VC Star’s All County Softball Player of the Year Award. The Oaks Christian Senior finished the season leading the state with 20 homeruns. Her batting average for the season was .515, with 60 RBI’s and 36 runs scored out of 34 games. She finished her 4-year high school career with a .485 batting average, brought in 155 RBIs, and hit 45 homeruns. Anahi said, after taking a campus tour, she is looking to attending Cal State University Monterey Bay on scholarship. Photo courtesy https://www.maxpreps.com/ca/westlake-village/oaks-christian-lions/athletes/anahi-arreola/?careerid=v78jrpiu9fhn7.
Fillmore senior Anahi Arreola earned the VC Star’s All County Softball Player of the Year Award. The Oaks Christian Senior finished the season leading the state with 20 homeruns. Her batting average for the season was .515, with 60 RBI’s and 36 runs scored out of 34 games. She finished her 4-year high school career with a .485 batting average, brought in 155 RBIs, and hit 45 homeruns. Anahi said, after taking a campus tour, she is looking to attending Cal State University Monterey Bay on scholarship. Photo courtesy https://www.maxpreps.com/ca/westlake-village/oaks-christian-lions/athletes/anahi-arreola/?careerid=v78jrpiu9fhn7.
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Fillmore senior Anahi Arreola earned the VC Star’s All County Softball Player of the Year Award. The Oaks Christian Senior finished the season leading the state with 20 homeruns. Her batting average for the season was .515, with 60 RBI’s and 36 runs scored out of 34 games. She finished her 4-year high school career with a .485 batting average, brought in 155 RBIs, and hit 45 homeruns. Anahi said, after taking a campus tour, she is looking to attending Cal State University Monterey Bay on scholarship. Photo courtesy https://www.maxpreps.com/ca/westlake-village/oaks-christian-lions/athletes/anahi-arreola/?careerid=v78jrpiu9fhn7.
Fillmore senior Anahi Arreola earned the VC Star’s All County Softball Player of the Year Award. The Oaks Christian Senior finished the season leading the state with 20 homeruns. Her batting average for the season was .515, with 60 RBI’s and 36 runs scored out of 34 games. She finished her 4-year high school career with a .485 batting average, brought in 155 RBIs, and hit 45 homeruns. Anahi said, after taking a campus tour, she is looking to attending Cal State University Monterey Bay on scholarship. Photo courtesy https://www.maxpreps.com/ca/westlake-village/oaks-christian-lions/athletes/anahi-arreola/?careerid=v78jrpiu9fhn7.
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On June 24 & 25, 2023, the California United Fillmore Soccer 2008b team claimed the Championship Title at the “Come Up For Air” Tournament Champions, held in South Lake Tahoe, finishing the tournament with a 4–0 record. Pictured above is the 2008B team: Top row (l-r): Asst. Coach Jose Valdez, GP Julian Medina, Christian Ramirez, Xavier Lara, Hector Hernandez, Juan Manuel Medina, Giovany Valdez, Jovani Huerta, and Head Coach Juan Hernandez. Bottom row (l-r): GP Jose Zaragoza, Luis Vigil, Angel Garza, Javier Cisneros, Emmanuel Ruiz, and Alonso Arellano. Photo courtesy Coach Juan Hernandez.
On June 24 & 25, 2023, the California United Fillmore Soccer 2008b team claimed the Championship Title at the “Come Up For Air” Tournament Champions, held in South Lake Tahoe, finishing the tournament with a 4–0 record. Pictured above is the 2008B team: Top row (l-r): Asst. Coach Jose Valdez, GP Julian Medina, Christian Ramirez, Xavier Lara, Hector Hernandez, Juan Manuel Medina, Giovany Valdez, Jovani Huerta, and Head Coach Juan Hernandez. Bottom row (l-r): GP Jose Zaragoza, Luis Vigil, Angel Garza, Javier Cisneros, Emmanuel Ruiz, and Alonso Arellano. Photo courtesy Coach Juan Hernandez.
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On June 24 & 25, 2023, the California United Fillmore Soccer 2008b team competed at the “Come Up For Air” Tournament Champions and claimed the title of champions! Pictured is the team celebrating their victory after a final 4-0 win over Merced. Photo courtesy Coach Juan Hernandez.
On June 24 & 25, 2023, the California United Fillmore Soccer 2008b team competed at the “Come Up For Air” Tournament Champions and claimed the title of champions! Pictured is the team celebrating their victory after a final 4-0 win over Merced. Photo courtesy Coach Juan Hernandez.
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Courtesy Erika Arana
On the weekend of June 24-25, 2023 the California United Fillmore Soccer 2008 Boys team, competed in the Come Up For Air Tournament, in South Lake Tahoe. The boys were determined and wanted to make the 7-hour trip, despite only having thirteen players. They played a total of four games in high altitude, and fluctuating weather conditions, ranging from early 8:00 am, 40-degree games, to afternoon 1:00 pm, 75-degree games, to evening 4:00 pm, 60-degree games, and went undefeated the entire weekend to come home with a Championship title in the boys 2008 division. Goalies Julian Medina and Jose Zaragoza had an entire tournament shutout. This group of boys traveled last year to compete in the same tournament and came up short. Way to come back and put our little city of Fillmore on the map; Congratulations to the boys and coaches!
*The 2008B is accepting new players born in 2008/2009. Please contact CUFC social media pages or Head Coach Juan Hernandez to join this team.
2008B Come Up For Air Tournament game scores are as follows:
Game 1 - CU 2-0 Carson FC Toros
Goals: Juan Ma Medina 1, Jovani Huerta 1
Assist: Julian Medina
Shutout: Julian Medina, Jose Zaragoza
Overall Record 1-0-0
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Game 2 - CU 2-0 Natomas United
Goals: Jovani Huerta 1, Hector Hernandez 1
Assist: Christian Ramirez 1, Emmanuel Ruiz 1
Shutout: Julian Medina, Jose Zaragoza
Overall Record: 2-0-0
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Game 3 - CU 2-0 Revolution
Goals: Javier Cisneros 1, Christian Ramirez 1
Assist: Christian Ramirez 1, Xavier Lara 1
Shutout: Julian Medina, Jose Zaragoza
Overall Record: 3-0-0
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FINAL - CU 4-0 Merced
Goals: Javier Cisneros 1, Alonso Arellano 1, Jovani Huerta 2
Assist: Christian Ramirez 1, Hector Hernandez 1, Xavier Lara 1
Shutout: Julian Medina, Jose Zaragoza
Overall Record 4-0-0.

 
On Thursday, June 1st, the Fillmore Flashes Football team hosted a 7 on 7 with Santa Paula, Moorpark, and Trinity Christian High Schools at Flashes Stadium. Pictured are photos of the Flashes in action as they kick-off spring football. Pictured right is the Flashes vs. Trinity Christian High School game. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
On Thursday, June 1st, the Fillmore Flashes Football team hosted a 7 on 7 with Santa Paula, Moorpark, and Trinity Christian High Schools at Flashes Stadium. Pictured are photos of the Flashes in action as they kick-off spring football. Pictured right is the Flashes vs. Trinity Christian High School game. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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Above is a Flashes player leaping to make the catch while
avoiding the Moorpark defense.
Above is a Flashes player leaping to make the catch while avoiding the Moorpark defense.
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Above is a Flashes player as he tries to fight off a Santa
Paula player to make the catch in the 7 on 7 game last
Thursday. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola
Above is a Flashes player as he tries to fight off a Santa Paula player to make the catch in the 7 on 7 game last Thursday. Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola
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Kim Tafoya, Fillmore High Cross-Country Coach (far right), and three students (l-r), Eduardo Vigil, Nataly Vigil and Diego Ramirez, attended the Fillmore Rotary Club meeting to thank the Club for their donation of $2,000 to the Cross Country Team. Kim also announced that they are going to partner with the Rotary Club on the next 5/10K Run. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
Kim Tafoya, Fillmore High Cross-Country Coach (far right), and three students (l-r), Eduardo Vigil, Nataly Vigil and Diego Ramirez, attended the Fillmore Rotary Club meeting to thank the Club for their donation of $2,000 to the Cross Country Team. Kim also announced that they are going to partner with the Rotary Club on the next 5/10K Run. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
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This past weekend Fillmore’s Club teams competed in the California Cup and, showed very well all around. Above is one
of the 2013B California United player (right) as he tries to take the ball from the opposing team.
This past weekend Fillmore’s Club teams competed in the California Cup and, showed very well all around. Above is one of the 2013B California United player (right) as he tries to take the ball from the opposing team.
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Above is a California United’s 2008G player (right) as she tries to beat out the other player for the ball in this past
weekend’s games. Photos courtesy Erika Arana
Above is a California United’s 2008G player (right) as she tries to beat out the other player for the ball in this past weekend’s games. Photos courtesy Erika Arana
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Four California United Fillmore Club Soccer teams competed in the California Cup - Premier Memorial Day Tournament at the Lancaster National Soccer Center. Only one team came home with hardware and the Championship title—the Girls 2013 Division! The 2013G went undefeated with four victories, and goalie Aalyiah Cervantez knocking out an entire tournament shutout. This young group of talent has traveled to compete in Tahoe, Phoenix, won the Oaks FC Summer Cup Tournament, in Conejo Valley last August, and the TFC League Cup Tournament in Santa Maria in March. In winning the California Cup Championship titled, they have now earned their spot to compete in either the Tampa Bay Cup in Florida on Labor Day weekend, or the Super Cup in Phoenix, Arizona, on Thanksgiving weekend. Below are the scores for those games this past weekend:

California Cup - 2006G
Game 1 - CU 0-5 Albion
Overall Record 0-1-0
Game 2 - CU 3-0 Riverside
Goals: Tori Pina, Fatima Alvarado, Athena Sanchez
Shutout: Gabriela Martinez
Overall record: 1-1-0
Game 3 - CU 0-2 Rush
Overall Record 1-2-0

 
On Thursday, April 27, Flashes Boys Track team won the 4x100m relay which allowed them to claim the title of Citrus Coast League Champs for Track & Field. Pictured is Fillmore boys team members Diego Amezcua, Xander Mendez, Daniel Magana, and Johnny Contreras. Courtesy FHS Track & Field Coach Kim Tafoya.
On Thursday, April 27, Flashes Boys Track team won the 4x100m relay which allowed them to claim the title of Citrus Coast League Champs for Track & Field. Pictured is Fillmore boys team members Diego Amezcua, Xander Mendez, Daniel Magana, and Johnny Contreras. Courtesy FHS Track & Field Coach Kim Tafoya.
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Fillmore High School Games Week of 5/1 (3 games total)
May 2, 2023 – Fillmore vs. St. Monica Academy - CIF Wildcard #1, Location: Fillmore High School; Fillmore 6 - St. Monica Academy 0.

Highlights: Ivan Becerra went 2-3 with a run scored, an RBI, and a stolen base. Santi Avila went 1-4 with 2 runs scored and a stolen base. Anthony Chessani went 1-3 with a triple and a run scored.

May 3, 2023 – Fillmore vs. Gladstone - CIF Wildcard #2, Location: Gladstone High School; Fillmore 5 - Gladstone 2.
Highlights: Santi Avila pitched 4.2 innings with 5 K’s, 2 walks, only 1 hit, and 0 runs. He also went 1-3 with a double, a walk, and an RBI. Ivan Becerra went 2-3 with 2 runs scored and a HBP.

May 4, 2023 - Fillmore vs. St. Genevieve - CIF First Round, Location: Fillmore High School; Fillmore 10 - St. Genevieve 2.
Highlights: Game went into extra innings with Fillmore winning in the 8th. Jathan Magaña got the win, pitching 7 innings with 6 K’s, 3 hits, 2 walks, and 2 runs. He also went 1-3 with a double, a walk, a HBP, 2 runs scored, and an RBI. Jacob Muñoz went 1-3 with 2 RBIs, a sacrifice bunt, and a stolen base.

According to maxpreps.com, the Flashes defeated Animo Leadership with a final score of 10 – 0. They will now advance to the next round of playoffs this Friday, May 12, 2023 at Artesia (Lakewood) game time posted for 4pm, info subject to change for updated info visit https://www.max preps.com/ca/fillmore/fillmore-flashes/baseball/schedule/. GO FLASHES!!

 
During the weekend of April 29 the Heritage Valley Blazers competed and hosted the JV Track & Field Finals and showed very well with many advancing to the Varsity Finals on Saturday, May 6th at Moorpark High School. The runner above is shown leading in one of the races on April 29. Stay tuned for a follow-up to come in next week’s Gazette.
During the weekend of April 29 the Heritage Valley Blazers competed and hosted the JV Track & Field Finals and showed very well with many advancing to the Varsity Finals on Saturday, May 6th at Moorpark High School. The runner above is shown leading in one of the races on April 29. Stay tuned for a follow-up to come in next week’s Gazette.
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On the weekend of April 29th, the Heritage Valley Blazers competed and hosted the JV Track & Field finals. Above are some of the Blazers running full speed ahead during the finals. Congratulations to the athletes who competed at Varsity Finals on Saturday, May 6th, at Moorpark High School. Stay tuned for a follow-up to come in next week’s Gazette as well as the results from the Super Varsity CO- Conference Championship to be held on 5/13/23 at Rio Mesa High School.  Photos courtesy Heritage Valley Blazers Board Members.
On the weekend of April 29th, the Heritage Valley Blazers competed and hosted the JV Track & Field finals. Above are some of the Blazers running full speed ahead during the finals. Congratulations to the athletes who competed at Varsity Finals on Saturday, May 6th, at Moorpark High School. Stay tuned for a follow-up to come in next week’s Gazette as well as the results from the Super Varsity CO- Conference Championship to be held on 5/13/23 at Rio Mesa High School. Photos courtesy Heritage Valley Blazers Board Members.
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Heritage Valley Blazers hosted the JV Track & Field Finals on April 29, 2023. Teams who participated were Gold Coast Spartans, Ojai Roadrunners, Ventura Tigres and Heritage Valley Blazers. HVB Coach Chloe Smith kicked off the meet by singing the national anthem.

The season ended with a lot of Personal Records for our athletes who gave it their all on the track. In our Gremlin girls division. Jaime Medina had a PR of 18.64 and a 4th place overall finish in the 100 meter dash and a 3rd place finish in the 200 (40.51). Emery Riesgo had a great day on the track with 4 PR’s in the 400 (50.62), 100 (23.79), 200 (50.62) and long jump (6-2.00). Gracee Pillado finished her season with a PR of 2:08.78 in the 400 and 59.44 in the 200. Alessandra Ramirez had a huge PR in the 800 running a personal best in 3:53.92. Valerie Ramirez (52.35) and Alani Halcon (21.99) both PR’d in the 200.

Gremlin boy Nyle Johnson blazed his way to 3, 1st place finishes in the 400 (1:39.83), 100 (17.11) and 200 (37.35) meter race. Teammate Miles Kaiser had a 4th place finish with a PR of 1:39.83 (400) and 200 (44.50). Also bringing in some heat were teammates Jacob Banuelos who took 1st place in the 800 (3:21.37) and a 200 PR (18.33). Adrien Marrufo 100 (18.44), 200(39.48), Samuel Bennett II 100 (22.40), long jump (5-02.00). Sebastian Fraga 200 (41.28), and Julian Razo 200 (51.36) also had personal records. Blazers took a 1, 2 finishes in long jump with Jace Chewning (1st) and Julian Nunez jumping a PR of 7-06.50. Also setting Personal records were Moses Magaña (6-04.00).

Bantam girls Aixa Lomeli took 1st place with a PR of 1:21.94 in the 400. Hannah Faulk finished 3rd with a PR of 1:24.76. Ava Hurtado (1:33.41) and Nayeli Ponce (1:39.37) also earned PR’s. Heating up the 100 meter race were Cali Halcon (17.53), Sophia Hurtado (19.09), Viviannah Vargas (19.24), Aria Pillado (19.93), Natalie Espitia (21.47) and Layla Bernal (20.55), 200(46.07). Coraline Villela blazed into a 1st place finish and PR of 3:07.36 in the 800 meters. Setting personal records in the 200 meter race were Samantha Jimenez (38.22) who also jumped into a 2nd place finish. Setting PR’s were Coraline Villea (8-03.00) and Ava Hurtado (6-09.00).

Bantam Boys Jacob Cruz had a personal best in the 1600 race with a time of 6:42.91. Luke Furness (1:25.67), and Xayvier Magana (1:46.09) earned PR’s in the 400 meters. Running

 

Courtesy FHS Head Softball Coach Mike Munoz

Final wrap up for the Lady Flashes. Season ending for the Flashes in the CIFSS Division 4 Round 2 match up with Hillcrest High School. Final score Fillmore - 3 – Hillcrest – 5. Overall Record: 20-7. Game Highlights: Emma Estrella pitched seven innings with thirteen strikeouts. Makayla Balboa hit a 3 run homerun in the 7th inning. Aryanne Munoz- had a single. Marissa Lugo had a single. Emma Estrella had a single.

 
6U Diamond Girls vs. Purple Gems.
6U Diamond Girls vs. Purple Gems.
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6U Mermaids vs. Glitter girls.
6U Mermaids vs. Glitter girls.
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8U Mini Dodgers vs The Cuties
8U Mini Dodgers vs The Cuties
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10U Crushers vs. Hot Cheetos.
10U Crushers vs. Hot Cheetos.
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On Saturday, April 29, Fillmore Girls Softball hosted their closing ceremonies to end the 2023 season. The park was busy all day with teams and their families enjoying the last day of games of the season. Pictured below are multiple teams during their games on Saturday. Photo credit Crystal Gurrola.

 

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Courtesy FHS Baseball Coach Arye Kinberg

April 25, 2023 Fillmore vs. Hueneme

Fillmore 3 - Hueneme 2

Fillmore walked off Hueneme in the bottom of the 7th. Jathan Magana pitched a complete game striking out 10, walking 4, giving up only 2 hits. He also went 2 for 3, driving in the tying run. Ivan Becerra hit the RBI walkoff single. Jarod Uridel went 2 for 3 with a run scored. Anthony Chessani went 2 for 3 with an RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored. Ray Alcantar went 3 for 3 with 3 singles.

April 19, 2023 Fillmore vs. Santa Paula
Fillmore 3 - Santa Paula 2
Jathan Magana pitched a complete game giving up 2 earned runs with 3 strikeouts and 1 walk. He also went 1-3 with an RBI single. Jarod Uridel reached base 3 times with a double, a walk, and a hit by pitch. He scored 2 runs.

 

Courtesy FHS Softball Coach Mike Munoz

April 13, 2023 Lady Flashes hosted the Nordhoff Rangers. Fillmore-12 Nordhoff- 1.
Fillmore Stats: Pitcher Emma Estrella- Pitched 7 innings and had 12 strike outs.
Top Hitters:
Sofia Aviles-2 singles and a triple
Aryanne Munoz-2 singles
Aleena Camacho- 2 singles
Viviana Posadas- 2 singles
Analise Luna- single
Citrus Coast Record: 8-1
Overall Record: 10-4