Fillmore Flashes Boys Soccer hosted Senior Night. Pictured are seniors and their family at last Friday nights soccer game.
Fillmore Flashes Boys Soccer hosted Senior Night. Pictured are seniors and their family at last Friday nights soccer game.
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Written by Coach Javier Alcaraz and Coach Christian Andrade

On Wednesday January 18th, Fillmore Flashes Boys Soccer team hosted Carpinteria. Frosh/Soph lost to Carpinteria 2-1 and J.V. beat Carpinteria 2-0. Flashes Varsity beat Carpinteria 2-1, with the first goal made by Enrique Gutierrez in a penalty kick. And the second goal made by Alex Gutierrez from an assist by Joel Garza.
On Friday January 20th, Fillmore hosted long time school rival Santa Paula as well as honored their Seniors by hosting Senior Night; Jesse Ballesteros, Cris Candelario, Ruben Rodriquez, Richard Estrella, Jauregui Onofre, Alex Gutierrez, Jaime Gonzalez, and Kevin Galvan.

The Flashes Frosh/Soph lost to Santa Paula 2-0, while J.V. tied with Santa Paula 2-2 in Friday night’s game. Fillmore’s Varsity however, defeated Santa Paula 1-0. With a goal made by Enrique Gutierrez off an assist from Joel Garza, and the FHS goal keeper Kevin Galvan had 13 saves. Fillmore Flashes new league record is 5-0-0. They look forward to hosting Nordoff at home this Friday J.V. begins at 4:30pm and Varsity at 6:00pm.

 


 

Written By Coach James Cumming
Fillmore Flashes Boys Varsity basketball team suffered league losses to Thacher 56-45 and Cate 74-58. They have won their last two league games. They defeated Foothill Technology 58-54 and Villanova Prep 64-49. The Frosh/Soph and the JV teams also won at Villanova. The Varsity is now 3-2 in league and faces Grace Brethren at home on Wednesday January 25th. The J.V. plays at 5:30pm and Varsity plays at 7pm.

 


 
Lady Flashes celebrate after their victory.
Lady Flashes celebrate after their victory.
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Written by Coach Omero

Fillmore traveled to Bishop Diego on 1-13-27, and lost 2-1. Fillmore had 24 shots on goal but only one found the back of the net by Valerie Hernandez of an assist by Andrea Marufo.

Fillmore hosted Thatcher on 1-17-17and won 2-0. Ana Cuvarrubias had a goal & Yareli Vasquez had a goal and assist. Salma Gomez had four saves.

JV hosted Thatcher on 1-17-17 and won 7-0. Aaliyah Lopez scored three goals off of three assist from Anahi Andrade who also scored a goal. Nataly Gonzalez, Lupita Bravo, Alexis Cuvarrubias each had a goal. League 2-0
Next home game for the Lady Flashes will be 1-19-17 vs Cate. JV 4:30 & Varsity 6pm.

 


 

Written by Coach Javier Alcaraz & Coach Christian Andrade

Boy’s soccer this last week was good as we hosted Nordhoff High School and Cate High School. JV tied Nordhoff 2-2 on Wednesday January 11th and won on Friday January 13th, against Cate 7-0. Varsity got a 1-0 win with goal by Jose Valdez assisted by Enrique Gutierrez vs. Nordhoff. On Friday they won 2-1 against Cate with goals scored by Cris Candelario and the game winner by Joel Garza to get the Flashes to a 3-0 league start. This week with host Carpinteria on Wednesday, Frosh 3:00pm, JV 4:30pm, Varsity 6:00pm and on Friday they will host long time school rival’s Santa Paula frosh 3:00pm, JV 4:30pm and Varsity 6:00pm.

 


 
Fillmore Flashes Girls Soccer opened their league on January 3rd, against Santa Clara. Freshman Ana Cuvarrubias led the way with 6 goals. Final score 10-1. On January 5th, the Lady Flashes lost in a close game against Nordoff 3-1. Grace Topete scored the only goal. On January 10th, the Flashes took on Villanova and won 14-0 behind Ana Cuvarrubias 5 goals. Reylene Martinez, Lupita Bravo, Valerie Hernandez, Alexis Mejia, each had a goal. Anahi Andrade scored 3 goals and Danielle Negrete put 2 away. Written by Coach Omero Martinez.
Fillmore Flashes Girls Soccer opened their league on January 3rd, against Santa Clara. Freshman Ana Cuvarrubias led the way with 6 goals. Final score 10-1. On January 5th, the Lady Flashes lost in a close game against Nordoff 3-1. Grace Topete scored the only goal. On January 10th, the Flashes took on Villanova and won 14-0 behind Ana Cuvarrubias 5 goals. Reylene Martinez, Lupita Bravo, Valerie Hernandez, Alexis Mejia, each had a goal. Anahi Andrade scored 3 goals and Danielle Negrete put 2 away. Written by Coach Omero Martinez.
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Flashes Boys Soccer
by Coach Javier Alcaraz
On Friday December 6th, Fillmore Boy’s Soccer team had it’s first league match against Grace Brethren High J.V. and Won 7-1 and Varsity Won 2-1 with goals were made by Joel Garza and the wining goal was by Moe Gutierrez assisted by Roland Cabrera. The Frosh team had a game against Royal High and Lost 1-0. Fillmore will be playing away at Cate on Friday December 13.

Fillmore High School Boys Basketball
by Coach James Cummings
Both the JV and Varsity Boys Basketball teams won their opening league games against Grace Brethren. The JV won by a score of 50-29 and the Varsity won 77-51. Aries Vega led all scorers with 17pts. Daniel Gonzalez had 16pts and Aric Diaz finished with 12pts. The Flashes play their first home league game against Thacher on January 11th at 5:30pm and 7:00pm for Varsity, and will play away at Cate on Friday January 13th.

 


 
Fillmore High School Soccer Programs Hosted it's annual alumni game on Friday 12-23-16.  Girls finished 3-3 & the boys won 5-2.  Thank You to all the alumni who came out to support and a special thanks to Arnold Munoz, Jose Ruiz and Fernando Magdaleno who refereed both games.
Fillmore High School Soccer Programs Hosted it's annual alumni game on Friday 12-23-16. Girls finished 3-3 & the boys won 5-2. Thank You to all the alumni who came out to support and a special thanks to Arnold Munoz, Jose Ruiz and Fernando Magdaleno who refereed both games.
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BOYS VARSITY SOCCER (BUENA TOURNAMENT)
by Coach Javier Alcaraz and Coach Christian Andrade
Wednesday December 28th Fillmore competed at the Buena Soccer Tournament, below are the scores for the overall tournament: Wednesday results: Fillmore 2-1 over Buena. Goals were scored by Jessie Ballesteros and Alex Rodriguez. Fillmore 0-6 loss vs. Pacifica High Thursday results: Fillmore 0-0 in regular time, but got the Win on PK 5-4 final over Rio Mesa. Shooters were Ruben Rodriguez, Everardo Magaña, Jose Valdez, Rolando Cabrerra, Diego Garcia, and Cristian Candelario made the final and winning goal. Played for 5th place where Fillmore Lossed 2-4 to Santa Barbara. Goals were scored by Everardo Magaña and Rolando Cabrerra.

GIRLS SOCCER
by Coach Omero Martinez
Fillmore Soccer program hosted it's annul alumni game on Friday 12-23-16, Final score 3-3. Thank you to Arnold Munoz, Jose Ruiz , Fernando Magdaleno who volunteered to ref. Both girls and boys games. Thank You to all the alumni who came to support the program.

BOYS BASKETBALL
by Coach James E Cummings
Both of Fillmore High School’s Frosh/Soph and the JV won Consolation Championships at the Nordhoff tournament last week. The Frosh/Soph beat Santa Paul 44-40. Junior Maldonado lead all scorers with 23 points. The JV also defeated Santa Paula in the consolation game 57-50. Leading the way was Gregory Kraft with 20 points and Jaysson Carrillo 14 points.

 


 
Fillmore Vs. Santa Paula Fillmore Girls Soccer hosted Santa Paula on Tuesday December 13, Varsity lost 4-0 and JV tied 0-0. Varsity had 7 shots on goals but could not find the back of the net. - Coach Omero Martinez.
Fillmore Vs. Santa Paula Fillmore Girls Soccer hosted Santa Paula on Tuesday December 13, Varsity lost 4-0 and JV tied 0-0. Varsity had 7 shots on goals but could not find the back of the net. - Coach Omero Martinez.
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(l-r) (back row) Vanessa Cabral, Rey Laureano, Lindsey Ramirez, Audrey Cunningham, Jordyn Walla and alumni Nevaeh Walla (front row) Leah Barragan, Paola Estrada, Niza Laureano, Joshua Estrada, and Diego Feliz.
(l-r) (back row) Vanessa Cabral, Rey Laureano, Lindsey Ramirez, Audrey Cunningham, Jordyn Walla and alumni Nevaeh Walla (front row) Leah Barragan, Paola Estrada, Niza Laureano, Joshua Estrada, and Diego Feliz.
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Seven year old Paola Estrada received medals for placing 9th out of 120 runners in the 8 & under division in Alabama.
Seven year old Paola Estrada received medals for placing 9th out of 120 runners in the 8 & under division in Alabama.
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Lindsey Ramirez placed 14th and teammate Niza Laureano placed 15th out of 341 runners in the 9 & 10 year old division
Lindsey Ramirez placed 14th and teammate Niza Laureano placed 15th out of 341 runners in the 9 & 10 year old division
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The Fillmore Condors Youth Cross Country team concluded their 2016 season by participating in the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics National Cross Country Championships on Saturday, December 10th. Fillmore Condors Cross Country is a non-profit organization under Heritage Valley Blazers Inc. Ten local athletes from Fillmore, Santa Paula and Oxnard ranging in ages 7-13 traveled across the country to the cold winter 30 degree temperatures of Hoover, Alabama to compete at the scenic Veterans Park. The cross country runners began their course races on a spacious open park before winding down between the tall wooded trees. The younger runners raced over a long bridge alongside a beautiful lake before coming through the finish line. The older runners entered the oak-brown forest racing through a tight, hilly and whinny dirt trail surrounded by trees as spectators waited patiently for runners to come out of the woods.

The athletes qualified for the event by finishing in the top eight of the Valley Youth Conference and finishing in the top 25 individually or being a member of the top three teams of the USATF Jr. Olympics Region 15 Championship race that was held on November 20th in Kit Carson Park, Escondido. The Condors joined other area runners to form Valley United Striders. Condor representatives were Leah Barragan, Vanessa Cabral, Audrey Cunningham, Paola Estrada, Joshua Estrada, Diego Felix, Niza Laureano, Rey Laureano, Lindsey Ramirez, and Jordyn Walla.

The team’s highest honors this season were won by Paola Estrada, who earned a ninth place finish and title of “USATF Jr. Olympic All American” in the National Championship which included 120 runners in her division. She was the number two runner for her team and earned a 1st place team championship along with her teammate Leah Barragan. The girls 8 & under divisions ran 1.24 mile (2,000 meter) races.

First time runner Lindsey Ramirez was Valley United Striders top runner to cross the finish line with a 14th place finish. Her teammate Niza Laureano who was the girls 9 & 10 years old Valley Youth Conference Champion was right behind her with a 15th place finish. Both girls earned a 1st place team championship and the title of “USATF Jr. Olympic All American” in the National Championship which included 300 runners in their division. Diego Felix also a first time runner and teammate Joshua Estrada both helped their “B” team snag a 6th place team finish with 341 runners in their 9 & 10 year old division’s. Both groups ran 1.86 mile (3,000 meter) races.

In the girls 11 & 12 year old division, Audrey Cunningham not only fought off her opponents but also a stomach virus to help her teammates earned 3rd place team medal. She ran 1.86 mile (3,000 meter) in a race of 389 runners. Condor Michael-Camilo Torres also made the “A” team but unfortunately could not participate at Nationals due to an ankle injury.

375 runners were in the girls 13 & 14 year old division with Fillmore representatives Vanessa Cabral and Jordyn Walla. The largest group competing that day, was the boys 13 & 14 division where Rey Laureano found himself in a stampede of 429 runners. Both groups ran 2.48 mile (4,000 meter) races. These three Condors are aging out this season to begin their high school running careers; Remember to run with purpose!

The Condors are coached by Jared Perez, and Brothers Rafael and Temo Laureano who stated, “We are very happy and proud to be able to continue to help mold these kids and accomplish great things. They are all winners in our eyes. Months of training were well worth the sweat and tears.” The Condors Team President Erika Arana would like to thank the parents for helping daily throughout the season and the following for sponsoring the Condors and making the team’s dreams become reality: Taft Electric Company, Sunny Smiles Dental, Gigante Trucking Inc., Fro-Yo, Fillmore Lions Club, Fillmore Rotary Club, and Heritage Valley Blazers Track & Field.

 

Written By Coach Javier Alcaraz & Coach Christian Andrade

Last week on Wednesday 12/7, Fillmore High School Soccer played at home against Foothill Tech. JV final score was tied 2-2 Vs. Foothill Tech. Varsity Boys won with a score of 5-1 vs. Foothill Tech. Varsity goals were scored by three of the players, 1 goal by Alex Rodriguez, 2 goals by Alex Gutierrez, And 2 goals by Enrique Gutierrez. Assists were by Joel Garza, Rolando Cabrera, and Enrique Gutierrez.

Monday December 12, Fillmore Soccer played Rio Mesa at home. All teams participated. Frosh/Soph boys took a loss with a final score of 5-0 in favor of Rio Mesa. JV boys took a victory against Rio Mesa 2-0. Varsity boys lost against Rio Mesa 3-1. Our only goal was scored by Ruben Rodriguez in a penalty kick at the Fifty-third minute.

 

By Coach James Cummings

Final Score-64-44. Aries Vega was the leading scorer with 26pts. Angel Velez and Aric Diaz both finished with 13pts each. Nick Posada took 3 charges in the game. The Varsity team is now 1-4 moving into the Fillmore tournament which begins Thursday December 8th at 7pm and runs through Saturday the 10th.

 

Written By Coach Javier Alcaraz & Coach Christian Andrade

Boy's Soccer results vs. Oxnard high Nov. 30, 2016 - On Nov 30, 2016 Fillmore High School Soccer played against Oxnard High School. Frosh-Soph battled it out but unfortunately lost 4-0 along with JV losing 3-1. Varsity took the win 3-2 with 3 goals from Enrique Gutierrez which included the game winner goal; a free kick with seconds left in the game. Also, Jose Valdez had one assist to tie the game with less than 2 minutes left in the second half. Boys fought till the last minute. On Monday December 5, 2016 Fillmore High School JV and Varsity Soccer took on Alemany Warriors and won. Varsity won 3-0, with goals made by Jose Valdez. JV boys took the win 3-2 with goals made by Alex Gutierrez and Enrique Gutierrez.

 
Fillmore Middle School held their annual “Lady Bulldogs Volleyball Teams Vs. Staff” game on Monday. Thank you to an awesome staff for supporting your three teams! Go Bulldogs! Photo by Kelly Myers.
Fillmore Middle School held their annual “Lady Bulldogs Volleyball Teams Vs. Staff” game on Monday. Thank you to an awesome staff for supporting your three teams! Go Bulldogs! Photo by Kelly Myers.
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Flashes picking up the pace for the final stretch of the race.
Flashes picking up the pace for the final stretch of the race.
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On Saturday, November 19th both Boys and Girls Varsity Cross Country Teams competed at the CIF Southern Section Division 4 Cross Country Finals. This championship meet was held at the Riverside City Golf Course. The course was relatively flat, dusty and very cold in comparison to last Friday's warm weather. The top 24 teams in the Southern Section competed with the goal of placing among the top 7 teams and earning a berth into the California State Meet to be held in Woodward Park in Fresno on November 26th.

The boys ran the first race of the day at 7:45 a.m. They were led by Senior Johnny Martinez who finished in 32nd place in 15:58.6, he was followed by Adrian Orozco 58th in 16:13.2, Sergio Perez 61st in 16:14.1, Everardo Garcia Magana 73rd in 16:22, Jonathan Ordaz 94th in 16:33.9, Michael Sanchez 107th in 16:47.2, and Nick Villela 135th in 17:12.3. Thirty five seconds separated the first runner from the fifth scorer, an excellent team gap. However, the team finished in 10th place out of the top 24 divisional teams in Southern Section and did not qualify for State Finals.

The girls were led by Carissa Rodriguez who was the top place finisher among both Fillmore teams. Carissa finished in 18th place in a time of 18:11.9, just missing a individual qualifying placement into State Finals. She was followed by Vanessa Avila who finished in 71st place in a personal best time over a 3 mile course of 19:19.7, Diana Perez 91st in 19:38.5, also a personal best time, Andrea Marruffo 115th in 20:15.7, Anahi Pascual 117th in 20:22,4, Jacqueline Chavez 121st in 20:28.1, and Lauren Magdaleno 143rd in 21:06. The girl finished in 15th place out of 24 teams.

This concludes the 2016 season for our Cross Country team. We are very proud of our many accomplishments and our wonderful young athletes, especially the growth they have made in so many areas as young men and women. We would like to thank all those who have supported us throughout the season especially our parents, staff and extended community.

 
 
Sophomore Carissa Rodriguez placed third at the CIF Prelims in Riverside this past Friday.
Sophomore Carissa Rodriguez placed third at the CIF Prelims in Riverside this past Friday.
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Junior Everardo Garcia Magaña at the CIF Prelims this past Friday.
Junior Everardo Garcia Magaña at the CIF Prelims this past Friday.
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On Friday, November 11th the Boy and Girls Cross Country teams traveled to Riverside, California and competed in the CIF Southern Section Division 4 Prelim meet. The course was predominantly flat, dusty and dirty with temperatures in the high eighties with intense sunlight and little relief. Both teams had to finish in the top 20 in order to advance to Finals next Saturday. Both teams met the challenge and will compete against the other qualifying team for a coveted placement into State Finals.

The first race of the day found the boys competing against 20 teams, 7 of them ranked among the top teams in Southern Section. Most of the boys had a great race and propelled the team to a fifth place finish. Sophomore Sergio Perez led the charge by placing 19th in 16:33 and edging his teammate, Johnny Martinez 20th in 16:33.3. They were followed by Jonathan Ordaz 26th in 16:38.7, Everardo G. Magana 40th in 16:49.7, Adrian Orozco 58th in 17:17.2, Michael Sanchez 68th in 17:30.1, and Nick Villela 78th in 17:37.8.

The girls team followed and competed against 21 teams, 6 of the teams currently ranked in the Southern Section. The Flashettes were led by Carissa Rodriguez who finished in 3rd overall in 18:24.1, Andrea Marruffo followed 37th in 20:13.4, Diana Perez 56th in 20:44.5, Vanessa Avila 57th in 20:45.6, Anahi Pascual 59th in 20:52.2, Jacqueline Chavez 61st in 20:57.9, and Lauren Magdaleno 70th in 21:22.8.

Both teams ran well and delivered on a day that was both very competitive and challenging. Now we look to next week, CIF Finals. The goal here is to run well enough to place among the top 7 of the 24 teams that advanced from Prelims and thus earn a birth to the big dance, The CIF State Meet.

 
This past Friday, Fillmore High School Varsity played Round 1 of the CIF Division 12 playoffs against Schurr High School. Fillmore fought hard and it showed after the game when a couple of key players were given awards. Varsity fell short, ending the season with a tough loss to Schurr, with a final score of FHS = 10 to SHS = 56. Christian Cisneros was 10 of 27 for 121 yards and 1 Touchdown. George Tarango had 5 catches for 75 yards and a Touchdown catch. Kevin Galvan had 9 tackles and 6 pancake blocks on offense.
This past Friday, Fillmore High School Varsity played Round 1 of the CIF Division 12 playoffs against Schurr High School. Fillmore fought hard and it showed after the game when a couple of key players were given awards. Varsity fell short, ending the season with a tough loss to Schurr, with a final score of FHS = 10 to SHS = 56. Christian Cisneros was 10 of 27 for 121 yards and 1 Touchdown. George Tarango had 5 catches for 75 yards and a Touchdown catch. Kevin Galvan had 9 tackles and 6 pancake blocks on offense. "It was a tough loss to a very good Schurr football team." said Head Coach Matt Dollar. George Tarango was selected Frontier League offensive player of the year, Kevin Galvan was selected Frontier League defensive player of the year, and Coach Matt Dollar was selected Frontier League Football Coach of the year. Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
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Congratulations to our Gremlin and Bantam teams for winning the Jim Thornton Tournament championship this past Saturday at John Burroughs High School. The Gremlins came from behind late in the 4th quarter to win the championship. Sam Bennett Sr and his staff have done a great job in coaching our 6 and 7 years this year by winning 7 games!!! Our Bantam team dominated the Moorpark team from start to finish. Key plays by Christian Hernandez and Jo Jo Moore led the way for our bantam team of 10 and 11 year olds. Cameron Bennett and staff did a great job this year. In just 3 years the Bears have captured 3 tournament championships and the Midget team reached the quarterfinals this year in the Superbowl bracket.