(l-r) Taylor Wreesman (High Point Girls 10&U), Roman Becher (High Point Boys 10 & U), Kyle Popp (High Point Boys 11 and up), and Helen Van Hecke (High Point Girls 11 & up).
(l-r) Taylor Wreesman (High Point Girls 10&U), Roman Becher (High Point Boys 10 & U), Kyle Popp (High Point Boys 11 and up), and Helen Van Hecke (High Point Girls 11 & up).
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(l-r) Zoe Becher and Sophie Collins were presented the Coach’s Award.
(l-r) Zoe Becher and Sophie Collins were presented the Coach’s Award.
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The Heritage Valley Aquatics Swim Team members from Santa Paula and Fillmore were awarded August 26th for their efforts and dedication from the past season.

Coaches Cindy Blatt, Sheryl Barnd and Aimee McKeown presented the following: Coach’s Award 2010 : Sophie Collins and Zoe Becher , Most Improved: Paige McKeown, Teresa Letteney, High Point Boys 10 yrs and under Roman Becher,
High Point Girls 10 yrs and under Taylor Wreesman, High Point Boys 11 yrs and up, Kyle Popp, High Point Girls 11 yrs and up, Helen Van Hecke.

Points were awarded for the practice attendance, meet participation, points per event and placement in the swimming events. Overall high pointer scorer with 361 points was Kyle Popp.

Participation certificates were also handed out to all HVA team members who participated in a swim meet in the last seven months. Monthly attendance awards were handed out to all swimmers who achieved 100% attendance. Overall attendance award went to Audrey Goodrich.

Heritage Valley Aquatics is a year around competition swim club welcoming swimmers ages 6 and up. For more information please contact Cindy Blatt at 805-906-4114; or Sheryl Barnd at 805-830-3636.

 


 

Hello Alumni! The F.H.S. Alumni Association is producing a DVD documentary film of the Fillmore/Santa Paula Football Series. On November 12th, 2010, the Flashes will host the visiting Cardinals from Santa Paula, and the meeting will mark the 100th time the two teams will meet on the gridiron. This is the oldest High School Football series in Ventura County, and one of the oldest rivalry’s in the state of California. Interviews, and stories along with old game films are being compiled to make this DVD. The DVD will be available this November, 2010, but you may want to order now before they run out. A limited number of DVDs will be made. The cost of the DVD is $25.00. (packaged and mailed directly to you) or $20.00 if you wish to pick up at the Alumni office in Fillmore. (Note: Alumni office is opened Mon. Wed. & Fri. from 9:00am to 11:00am). To Guarantee your copies, please call the Alumni Association at 524-0416. (You will be billed later). If no one answers, clearly leave your name and phone number and number of DVDs you want and someone will be sure to call you back to confirm your order. Each week, the Alumni section will feature a short story from a participant of the rivalry. This week we feature the 1945 Flashes Football Team, Ventura County Champs. That year, the Flashes brought home the bacon by winning the Championship under the leadership of Coach Eugene Kennedy. Only one out of seven games was lost all season, and that was to the powerful Santa Barbara Dons. Fillmore played Santa Paula twice that year and beat them both times. The first time the Flashes won 27-6; The second time they met the Flashes won, 14-0.

 


 
On Sunday, August 22, The Fillmore Dream Soccer Club player’s were presented with trophies. First Place went to 12U and 8U and Second place went to 10U. The girls participated in the Oxnard Police Activities Summer Soccer League which lasted three months. Pictured above but not in order are: 12&U- Head Coach Jose Vaca, Assistant’s: Gabriel Tobias, Luis Negrete, Omero Martinez, and Al Garnica. Players: Calista Vaca, Reylene Martinez, Talia Negrete, Esmerada Murillo, Emily Garnica, Jada Avila, Denise Vasquez, Ryan Nunez, Emily Armstrong, Priscilla Carbajal, Sara Stewart, Rachel Rivers, Salma Gomez, and Aviana Ramirez. 10&U: Head Coach Anel Lopez, players: Gracie Tope, Ariana Magana, Jessica Tamayo, Angelica Orozco, Andrea Marruffo, Mya Ramirez, Nataly Lomeli, Yareli Vasquez, Stephany Magana, Valerie Tobias. 8&U Head Coach Ram Tobias and Damian Magana, players: Isabella Vaca, Jaylinn Magana, Esther and Maria Ruvalcaba, Serena Velez, Aalyih Lopez, Anica Ramirez, Alexis Mejia, Anica Lopez, Celeste Ordaz, and Jasmin Hinojosa. The 12&U team would like to thank the Fillmore Lions Club for the help with purchasing uniforms.
On Sunday, August 22, The Fillmore Dream Soccer Club player’s were presented with trophies. First Place went to 12U and 8U and Second place went to 10U. The girls participated in the Oxnard Police Activities Summer Soccer League which lasted three months. Pictured above but not in order are: 12&U- Head Coach Jose Vaca, Assistant’s: Gabriel Tobias, Luis Negrete, Omero Martinez, and Al Garnica. Players: Calista Vaca, Reylene Martinez, Talia Negrete, Esmerada Murillo, Emily Garnica, Jada Avila, Denise Vasquez, Ryan Nunez, Emily Armstrong, Priscilla Carbajal, Sara Stewart, Rachel Rivers, Salma Gomez, and Aviana Ramirez. 10&U: Head Coach Anel Lopez, players: Gracie Tope, Ariana Magana, Jessica Tamayo, Angelica Orozco, Andrea Marruffo, Mya Ramirez, Nataly Lomeli, Yareli Vasquez, Stephany Magana, Valerie Tobias. 8&U Head Coach Ram Tobias and Damian Magana, players: Isabella Vaca, Jaylinn Magana, Esther and Maria Ruvalcaba, Serena Velez, Aalyih Lopez, Anica Ramirez, Alexis Mejia, Anica Lopez, Celeste Ordaz, and Jasmin Hinojosa. The 12&U team would like to thank the Fillmore Lions Club for the help with purchasing uniforms.
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The 2010 Fillmore AYSO season started on August 14th at the new " Two Rivers Park "

Most players who followed the world cup caught the soccer bug and could not wait to start displaying their skills in the new park . The Fillmore youth soccer organization has currently 54 teams registered with players ranging from 3 1/2 to 19 years old.

The new park is much more accommodating for the soccer organization as its size and layout permits us to double-up on fields for every division. This is a very welcomed feature for all the board members and volunteers as we finish our Saturday games in half the time.

Greg Aguilar, our local commissioner, has worked diligently in the last few months with his 15 board members in making sure that all aspects of the program were running smoothly. So far, he has done an outstanding job.

Pedro Rosales, one of our board member, has offered to take action pictures of the players throughout the season and will have them available for the parents to purchase later on in the season.

 

Fillmore Girls Softball will be holding Board Elections on Tuesday September 14th. Volunteering your time gives the youth of Fillmore the opportunity to play softball and t-ball. Many board positions are open so please join us for the 2010-2011 season. Meeting will be held at 7:30 pm in the Memorial Building.

 
(l-r) Grant Levesque (Agoura Hills), Ezekial Bishop (Simi Valley), James Pledger (Santa Clarita), Fernando Gonzalez (Fillmore)
(l-r) Grant Levesque (Agoura Hills), Ezekial Bishop (Simi Valley), James Pledger (Santa Clarita), Fernando Gonzalez (Fillmore)
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Yellow Medals (l-r) Fernando Gonzalez (Fillmore), Grant Levesque (Agoura Hills), Ezekial Bishop (Simi Valley), James Pledger (Santa Clarita)
Yellow Medals (l-r) Fernando Gonzalez (Fillmore), Grant Levesque (Agoura Hills), Ezekial Bishop (Simi Valley), James Pledger (Santa Clarita)
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Fernando Gonzalez of Fillmore competed in the 44th USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships held in Sacramento, California from July 27th thru August 1st of 2010. Fernando and his 4X400 meter relay team finished 4th in the nation with a time of 4:23. 23.

The USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships is the most visible youth athletic development program in the world. Many of today's Olympic stars began their track and field careers competing in the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships. Entry for this championship was based on athlete performances at preliminary, Association, and Regional levels of the 2010 USATF Junior Olympic Program.

Congratulations Fernando and his 4X400 relay team!

 
 
 
Pictured above (l-r) Kyle Castaneda and Andy Lally. Castaneda placed second in Classic Luge. Fillmore High School Seniors, Kyle Castaneda and Christian Conaway participated in the Maryhill Festival of Speed/IGSA World Cup held June 30th - July 4th in Goldendale, Washington. Kyle Castaneda won 2nd place in Classic Luge and also took 5th place in Street Luge. Castaneda gave Nascar driver Andy Lally who took 1st place a very exciting and competitive race. To close out the day on Saturday, the Maryhill Festival of Speed organizers staged “King of the Hill” races for the top six qualifiers in both Downhill Skateboarding and Street Luge. Christian Conaway was given the title of “King of the Hill” in a qualifying race.
Pictured above (l-r) Kyle Castaneda and Andy Lally. Castaneda placed second in Classic Luge. Fillmore High School Seniors, Kyle Castaneda and Christian Conaway participated in the Maryhill Festival of Speed/IGSA World Cup held June 30th - July 4th in Goldendale, Washington. Kyle Castaneda won 2nd place in Classic Luge and also took 5th place in Street Luge. Castaneda gave Nascar driver Andy Lally who took 1st place a very exciting and competitive race. To close out the day on Saturday, the Maryhill Festival of Speed organizers staged “King of the Hill” races for the top six qualifiers in both Downhill Skateboarding and Street Luge. Christian Conaway was given the title of “King of the Hill” in a qualifying race.
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Christian Conaway holds up his trophy “King of the Hill”. Photo Courtesy Dawn Moisanen.
Christian Conaway holds up his trophy “King of the Hill”. Photo Courtesy Dawn Moisanen.
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Above, Castenada races in Maryhill Festival of Speed/IGSA World Cup.
Above, Castenada races in Maryhill Festival of Speed/IGSA World Cup.
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Fillmore Raiders Bantam Division First Place at the Gold Coast Youth Football League 2010 Big Man Competition, and first place at the 2010 Punt, Pass & Kick Competition. Top Row (L-R) Coaches: Robert Ferguson, Nick Herrera, Todd Schieferle, Danny Nunez, Brock Nunez, and Head Coach Greg Nunez. Middle Row (L-R) Brian Arnett, Bryce Nunez, Jake Saviers, Corey Ballard, Garrett Dollar, and Conell Ferguson. Bottom Row (L-R) Ricky Holladay, Jared Schieferle, Nicholas Herrera.
Fillmore Raiders Bantam Division First Place at the Gold Coast Youth Football League 2010 Big Man Competition, and first place at the 2010 Punt, Pass & Kick Competition. Top Row (L-R) Coaches: Robert Ferguson, Nick Herrera, Todd Schieferle, Danny Nunez, Brock Nunez, and Head Coach Greg Nunez. Middle Row (L-R) Brian Arnett, Bryce Nunez, Jake Saviers, Corey Ballard, Garrett Dollar, and Conell Ferguson. Bottom Row (L-R) Ricky Holladay, Jared Schieferle, Nicholas Herrera.
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Cory Cole intercepts the pass from Bishop Diego last Thursday, July 8th.
Cory Cole intercepts the pass from Bishop Diego last Thursday, July 8th.
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Coach Dollar talks to the players before the next play.
Coach Dollar talks to the players before the next play.
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Austin Davis tries to avoid contact to gain a few yards.
Austin Davis tries to avoid contact to gain a few yards.
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Sammy Orozco and Chris De La Paz make contact with the receiver before he scores.
Sammy Orozco and Chris De La Paz make contact with the receiver before he scores.
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Anthony Chavez and Moneh Magdaleno have been selected among this year’s Ventura County Star’s Scholar-Athletes.

Chavez, Fillmore High School, GPA 4.62; SAT 1,860; College choice UC San Diego; Athletic achievements, named as Fillmore’s Most Valuable Runner for cross country in 209. Received the Coach’s award for soccer in 2009. Won the Most Valuable Distance Runner award for track and field in 2009.

Magdaleno, Fillmore High School, GPA 4.42; SAT 1,580; College choice Vanguard; Athletic achievements, named as cross country team’s best newcomer in 2008 and most dedicated in 2009. Named as track and field team’s most valuable distance runner in 2009.

Congratulations to you both!

 
Pictured (l-r) Nayeli Beaz (3rd 3200 girls 13-14); Irma Torres (1st 3200 girls 11-12); Kiana Hope (1st 3200 girls 13-14), Juan Carlos Laureano (1st 1600; 3rd 800 boys 7-8).
Pictured (l-r) Nayeli Beaz (3rd 3200 girls 13-14); Irma Torres (1st 3200 girls 11-12); Kiana Hope (1st 3200 girls 13-14), Juan Carlos Laureano (1st 1600; 3rd 800 boys 7-8).
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Boys 9-10 4x400 relay: Fernando Gonzalez, Garrett Medley, Eric Gonzalez, Gabriel Gonzalez.
Boys 9-10 4x400 relay: Fernando Gonzalez, Garrett Medley, Eric Gonzalez, Gabriel Gonzalez.
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Javier Barajas (13-14 boys): 6th in 3200.
Javier Barajas (13-14 boys): 6th in 3200.
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Pictured (l-r) Daniel Barajas and Thorin Rosten – 4th and 5th in boys 3200.
Pictured (l-r) Daniel Barajas and Thorin Rosten – 4th and 5th in boys 3200.
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Local youth track and field athletes from the Heritage Valley Blazers count among the best in Ventura County. Thirteen athletes advanced from the County Championships in May at Moorpark High School to a Co-Conference Championship meet at Carpenteria High School on June 6, where they competed against winners from across Southern California.

Among the notable achievements at the County Championships included first place finishes by Kiana Hope in the girls (age 13-14) 3200m, Irma Torres in the girls (age 11-12) 3200m, Fernando Gonzales, a double winner in the boys (age 9-10) 400m and 800m, and Juan-Carlos Laureano in the boys (age 7-8) 1600. Hope also took second in the 1600, Laureano placed third in the 800m, and Gonzalez took fourth in the 100m. All are Fillmore athletes.

Other top performers were Nicki Mayes, who placed second in both the girls 80m hurdles and the 400m, and third in the high jump; John Shaneyfelt, who placed second in the boys (age 13-14) 100m hurdles, and Paloma Mora, who took third in the girls (age 9-10) shot put.

All of these athletes qualified to participate in the Conference Championships in Carpenteria, and seven of them placed well-enough to advance to the next level of regional championships for the U.S. Track and Field Championships in July: Paloma Mora (shot put); Nicki Mayes (80m hurdles and 400m), Sarah Schilbrack (1500m), Nayeli Baez (3000m), Kiana Hope (3000m), Juan-Carlos Laurea (800m, 1500m), Fernando Gonzalez (400m, 800m).

Julian Morral, president of the Blazers, said he was thrilled with the success of these athletes this season. “Our track club keeps getting better and better. We have 108 kids on our team and a great group of volunteer parents and coaches. We expect even more top performances next year, too.”

Top Performances at County Championships:

Boys 7-8
Juan-Carlos Laureano: 1st 1600m (6:30.70); 3rd 800m (3:09.13)
Justin McElroy: 5th 800m (3:17.88); 7th 1600m (6:59.95)
Odin Rosten: 6th 800m (3:17.90)
Paul Gomez: 5th 1600m (6:56.66); 7th 800m (3:18.23)
Vince Robles: 9th 1600m (8:01.02)

Boys 9-10
Fernando Gonzalez: 1st 400m (67.57); 1st 800m (2:36.37); 4th 100m (14.73)
Eric Gonzalez: 4th 400 (71.93); 4th 800m (2:50.63)
Gabriel Gonzalez: 12th 800m (3:12.84)
George Tarango: 9th 800m (3:05.04)
4th place 4x400m Relay: Fernando Gonzalez, Eric Gonzalez, Gabriel Gonzalez, and Garrett Medley

Girls 9-10
Nicki Mayes: 2nd 400m (66.63), 2nd 80m hurdles (14.42), 3rd high jump (4-01.00)
Paloma Mora: 3rd shot put (19-06.00)
Sarah Schilbrack: 4th 1600m (6:04.57)

Boys 11-12
Daniel Barajas: 4th 3200m (13:03.50)
Thorin Rosten: 5th 3200m (13:39.28)

Girls 11-12
Irma Torres: 1st 3200m (13:34.28); 7th 1600m (6:35.94)

Boys 13-14
John Shaneyfelt: 2nd 100m hurdles (17.41)
Javier Barajas, Jr.: 6th 3200m (12:00.09)
Elijah Lee: 7th 100m hurdles (19.36)

Girls 13-14
Kiana Hope: 1st 3200m (12:32.10); 2nd 1600m (5:53.52)
Nayeli Baez: 3rd 3200m (12:41.66)

Boys 15-16
Daniel Perez: 5th high jump (4-10.00)
Conor Kruse: 5th long jump (14-01.50); 6th 100m (13.27)

 
Fillmore 12-U All-Stars placed 2nd at the ASA District Tournament Fourth of July weekend. The girls did well throughout the weekend against teams from Mid Valley, La Canada and Sylmar. They will now go on to represent Fillmore at the State Tournament to be held July 16-18 in Camarillo.
Fillmore 12-U All-Stars placed 2nd at the ASA District Tournament Fourth of July weekend. The girls did well throughout the weekend against teams from Mid Valley, La Canada and Sylmar. They will now go on to represent Fillmore at the State Tournament to be held July 16-18 in Camarillo.
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(l-r) top row: Coach Bill Vassaur, Cheyanne Tarango, Niki Spencer, Erika Olvera, Angelic Murillo, Santana Carerra, Jordyn Vassaur, Manager Desiree Campos and Coach John Spencer. Bottom row: Sarah Lopez, Kayla Grove, Sarena De La Cruz, Brooke Pimentel and Anyssa Cabral.
(l-r) top row: Coach Bill Vassaur, Cheyanne Tarango, Niki Spencer, Erika Olvera, Angelic Murillo, Santana Carerra, Jordyn Vassaur, Manager Desiree Campos and Coach John Spencer. Bottom row: Sarah Lopez, Kayla Grove, Sarena De La Cruz, Brooke Pimentel and Anyssa Cabral.
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During the summer Flashes football participated in a 7 on 7 passing league. Last Thursday they competed against Oxnard. Above, varsity gets lined up for the play being called out by Robert Bonilla.
During the summer Flashes football participated in a 7 on 7 passing league. Last Thursday they competed against Oxnard. Above, varsity gets lined up for the play being called out by Robert Bonilla.
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Chris De La Paz jumped for the pass but was unable to hold on to it.
Chris De La Paz jumped for the pass but was unable to hold on to it.
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Nick Paz catches the ball in the end zone.
Nick Paz catches the ball in the end zone.
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Johnny Golson holds onto the ball for a few yards.
Johnny Golson holds onto the ball for a few yards.
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Alex Gaspar breaks away from the Oxnard defense.
Alex Gaspar breaks away from the Oxnard defense.
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A junior varsity player catches the ball in the end zone.
A junior varsity player catches the ball in the end zone.
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Carson McLain throws the ball against Oxnard.
Carson McLain throws the ball against Oxnard.
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Starting with a record of 17 wins 1 loss, Fillmore Little League’s Minor “A” Angels went into the District 63 Tournament of Champions. On Monday June 14, 2010 the Angels defeated the Marlins of Saticoy 9-5 and on Wednesday June 16, 2010 the Angels defeated the White Sox also from Fillmore 8-0 leading them to the Championship game on Saturday, June 19, 2010. After a very close and exciting battle the Angels defeated the Yankees of Ventura Coastal Little League 11-9 winning the title of T.O.C CHAMPS!!! Pictured left to right- Ricky Holladay, Frankie Valdez, Joey Zepeda, Jahkob Bustos, Andres Avila, Roman Tarango, Anthony Morales, Zachary Tipton, Julian Lizarraga, Sammy Lozano and Johnny Ordaz. Back row, Coach Anthony Morales, Manager Joe Campos, Coach Justin Tipton.
Starting with a record of 17 wins 1 loss, Fillmore Little League’s Minor “A” Angels went into the District 63 Tournament of Champions. On Monday June 14, 2010 the Angels defeated the Marlins of Saticoy 9-5 and on Wednesday June 16, 2010 the Angels defeated the White Sox also from Fillmore 8-0 leading them to the Championship game on Saturday, June 19, 2010. After a very close and exciting battle the Angels defeated the Yankees of Ventura Coastal Little League 11-9 winning the title of T.O.C CHAMPS!!! Pictured left to right- Ricky Holladay, Frankie Valdez, Joey Zepeda, Jahkob Bustos, Andres Avila, Roman Tarango, Anthony Morales, Zachary Tipton, Julian Lizarraga, Sammy Lozano and Johnny Ordaz. Back row, Coach Anthony Morales, Manager Joe Campos, Coach Justin Tipton.
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Children were presented with trophies at closing ceremonies in Piru. (Photos courtesy Andy Arias)
Children were presented with trophies at closing ceremonies in Piru. (Photos courtesy Andy Arias)
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This past weekend Piru Youth Sports Baseball held closing ceremonies at Warring Park.
This past weekend Piru Youth Sports Baseball held closing ceremonies at Warring Park.
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Fillmore went undefeated this weekend in Camarillo beating teams from Northridge, Hart, Camarillo and Ventura to take first place. Manager Leo Venegas, Coach Daniel Felix, Coach Frank Carrillo, Coach Danny Ibarra, and Coach Carina Crawford. Top Row- Marisa Felix, Chloe Stines, Tots Cervantes, Sami Ibarra, Tori Villegas, Middle Row- Kasey Crawford, Kayla Carrillo, Emma Couse, Cali Wyand Bottom Row- Lindsey Brown and Leana Venegas.
Fillmore went undefeated this weekend in Camarillo beating teams from Northridge, Hart, Camarillo and Ventura to take first place. Manager Leo Venegas, Coach Daniel Felix, Coach Frank Carrillo, Coach Danny Ibarra, and Coach Carina Crawford. Top Row- Marisa Felix, Chloe Stines, Tots Cervantes, Sami Ibarra, Tori Villegas, Middle Row- Kasey Crawford, Kayla Carrillo, Emma Couse, Cali Wyand Bottom Row- Lindsey Brown and Leana Venegas.
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Fillmore Girls Softball 14 & under All-star team took second place at the Camarillo Tournament. Defeating Camarillo Silver 7-4 and Ventura 16-2 on Saturday. We started off Sunday defeating Simi 3-2 and Northridge 3-2, but lost in the Championship game 5-2 to Camarillo Gold. Pictured top row, left to right-Coach Bill Vassaur, Manager Desiree Campos Tarango, Niki Spencer, Jordyn Vassaur, Brooke Pimentel, Coach Hector Olvera, Santana Carrera and Coach John Spencer. Bottom Row- Cheyanne Tarango, Kayla Grove, Anyssa Cabral, Angelic Murrillo, Sarena De La Cruz and Sarah Lopez. Not pictured Erika Olvera. Courtesy of Desiree Campos.
Fillmore Girls Softball 14 & under All-star team took second place at the Camarillo Tournament. Defeating Camarillo Silver 7-4 and Ventura 16-2 on Saturday. We started off Sunday defeating Simi 3-2 and Northridge 3-2, but lost in the Championship game 5-2 to Camarillo Gold. Pictured top row, left to right-Coach Bill Vassaur, Manager Desiree Campos Tarango, Niki Spencer, Jordyn Vassaur, Brooke Pimentel, Coach Hector Olvera, Santana Carrera and Coach John Spencer. Bottom Row- Cheyanne Tarango, Kayla Grove, Anyssa Cabral, Angelic Murrillo, Sarena De La Cruz and Sarah Lopez. Not pictured Erika Olvera. Courtesy of Desiree Campos.
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