Submitted By Coach Liz Hinklin

On Tuesday, April 11th the Flashes traveled to Hueneme High School for a non-league game. The Flashes started off the 1st inning with hits by Kasey Crawford and Sydnee Isom, scoring one run. In the top of the 2nd inning Fillmore put another 3 runs on the board with hits by Crawford and Maiah Lopez; At the top of the 3rd inning with the Flashes winning 4-0 they crossed the plate 6 more times making the score 10-0, with a hit from Lopez and a double by Isom. Going into the 4th inning the Fillmore Flashes continued to dominate the offense with hits contributed by Lindsey Brown and doubles by Jasmine Zavala and Alyssa Ibarra. The defense and pitching by Isom was strong holding the Vikings to no base runners until the bottom of the 4th inning, when they got their first hit of the game taking away the perfect game from Isom. Flashes took the win with the final score of Fillmore Flashes 14, Hueneme Vikings 0. Players contributing with RBIs: Crawford 3, Lopez 4, Isom 4, Kayla Carrillo 1, A Ibarra 1, Brown 1. The Flashes will take the field on Thursday in a league game against Foothill Tech at Ventura College, game time 3:30pm.

 


 
Our local Fillmore girls had two great wins this past weekend with a victory on Saturday, April 8th, vs Ventura Galaxy 3-2; goals by Sophie Pina, Anahi Andrade and Andrea Perez and Sunday vs. Oxnard United 5-2; goals by Aaliyah Lopez, Anahi Andrade (2) and Areanna Covarrubias (2). The girls are currently in 2nd Place. Keep up the good work girls! Submitted by Jennie Andrade.
Our local Fillmore girls had two great wins this past weekend with a victory on Saturday, April 8th, vs Ventura Galaxy 3-2; goals by Sophie Pina, Anahi Andrade and Andrea Perez and Sunday vs. Oxnard United 5-2; goals by Aaliyah Lopez, Anahi Andrade (2) and Areanna Covarrubias (2). The girls are currently in 2nd Place. Keep up the good work girls! Submitted by Jennie Andrade.
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Fillmore Flashes ready and waiting for Carpinteria to serve the ball during last week’s game.
Fillmore Flashes ready and waiting for Carpinteria to serve the ball during last week’s game.
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California United 11-U Girls getting ready to take the field at this past Saturday’s game against Oxnard.
California United 11-U Girls getting ready to take the field at this past Saturday’s game against Oxnard.
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Submitted By Coach Tony Hernandez

The girls U-11 squad secured another playoff appearance in the Oxnard County Soccer League with a win over Oxnard team National this past Saturday. The CU team came out aggressive from the very beginning with 19 shots on goal in the first half after being challenged by the coaches as the three top scorers on the team were unavailable, giving other players an opportunity to step up. Notably, Tori Pina had 7 shots on goal while Brooke Nunez had 4. While the opportunities were there, the half ended in a 0-0 tie as our defense had yet another great performance along with Ashley Hernandez having 4 steals.

Team National was unable to continue in the second half and forfeited the match resulting in a 1-0 win for CU and the playoff spot. CU has 2 games remaining before the playoffs begin.

 


 
Flashes player ready to hit the ball against Bonaventure’s pitcher in bottom of the 9th inning where Fillmore pulls off an amazing comeback, in last Thursday’s game against St. Bonaventure.
Flashes player ready to hit the ball against Bonaventure’s pitcher in bottom of the 9th inning where Fillmore pulls off an amazing comeback, in last Thursday’s game against St. Bonaventure.
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Lady Flashes celebrating their terrific comeback against St. Bonaventure, final Score 7-6 Fillmore.
Lady Flashes celebrating their terrific comeback against St. Bonaventure, final Score 7-6 Fillmore.
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Submitted By Coach Kellsie McLain

Fillmore Flashes Varsity Softball team took the win over visiting Saint Bonaventure in 9 innings!

Last Thursday the Fillmore Flashes softball team defeated the St. Bonaventure Seraphs in an extra-inning thriller. Going into the top of the 9th inning with a score of 0-0, the Seraphs scored 6 runs to take the lead. After securing the third out, the Flashes headed to their dugout knowing they had one chance to match the Seraphs’ 6 run effort. Junior second baseman Maiah Lopez started the inning off for the Flashes with a single. Third baseman Cali Wyand then joined Lopez on base after laying down a beautiful bunt. Sami Ibarra (1st base) reached on an error, giving the Flashes a bases-loaded opportunity with no outs. Sydnee Isom hit a fly ball to right field for an out, but not before Lopez was able to tag up and score the first run for the Flashes. Kayla Carrillo put her bat to work with a single, scoring Fillmore’s second run of the inning. After striking out a Flashes player, the Seraphs pitcher then faced freshman Jazmine Zavala. With two outs, Zavala kept the inning alive with a base hit that scored Sami Ibarra. Junior Linsey Brown then stepped up to the plate, ultimately reaching first base on an error. With bases loaded, two outs, and the Flashes down 6-3, Junior center fielder Kasey Crawford comes in with a clutch hit to score Carrillo and Zavala. With the tying run on second and the winning run on third, Maiah Lopez returns to the plate for the second time that inning. After taking the pitcher deep in the count, Lopez drives a shot inches over the shortstop’s glove, scoring Lindsey Brown and Kasey Crawford for the win. The Fillmore crowd erupted in celebration as the Flashes league record moved to 3-1. The Flashes will take on their next league opponent, Foothill Tech, in Ventura on April 20th.

 
Saturday April 8th, California United FC U11 Fillmore girls win 4-0, Marlene Gonzalez(pictured) records a Hat trick with 3 goals, Athena Sanchez had 1 goal. Both goalkeepers Alexis Piña and Gaby Martinez record shutout. The team played well in the win vs Oxnard Nacional. Submitted By Coach Jose Lomeli.
Saturday April 8th, California United FC U11 Fillmore girls win 4-0, Marlene Gonzalez(pictured) records a Hat trick with 3 goals, Athena Sanchez had 1 goal. Both goalkeepers Alexis Piña and Gaby Martinez record shutout. The team played well in the win vs Oxnard Nacional. Submitted By Coach Jose Lomeli.
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5-0 win Jessica Rodriguez, Kimberly Manriquez, and Athena Sanchez all had a goal, Marlene Gonzalez scored 2 goals. Ashley Hernandez, Jadon Rodriguez, Marlene Gonzalez and Kimberly Manriquez all had Assist. Defense played well and accomplished another shutout, vs Oxnard's Panteras.  Current Record 5-2. U13 Boys score: Lost 4-2 vs Oxnard United. Julio Negrete had both goals Diego Alcaraz 1 assist. Next game this Saturday 9am at Two Rivers park. U13 Girls scores: 0-0 vs Xtreme, 0-2 vs Oxnard Wave.
5-0 win Jessica Rodriguez, Kimberly Manriquez, and Athena Sanchez all had a goal, Marlene Gonzalez scored 2 goals. Ashley Hernandez, Jadon Rodriguez, Marlene Gonzalez and Kimberly Manriquez all had Assist. Defense played well and accomplished another shutout, vs Oxnard's Panteras. Current Record 5-2. U13 Boys score: Lost 4-2 vs Oxnard United. Julio Negrete had both goals Diego Alcaraz 1 assist. Next game this Saturday 9am at Two Rivers park. U13 Girls scores: 0-0 vs Xtreme, 0-2 vs Oxnard Wave.
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Flashes player tries to get the out at second base to keep a Santa Clara player form advancing
during last Thursday’s game. Fillmore beat Santa Clara 4-1.
Flashes player tries to get the out at second base to keep a Santa Clara player form advancing during last Thursday’s game. Fillmore beat Santa Clara 4-1.
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Submitted By Coach Kellsie McLain

This past week the Lady Flashes Varsity Softball team won two league games, defeating both La Reina and Santa Clara. The final scores for these match-ups were Fillmore 1 – La Reina 0, and Fillmore 4 – Santa Clara 1. Highlights versus La Reina were as follows: Junior second baseman Maiah Lopez went 2 for 3, scoring Fillmore’s winning run. Junior pitcher Sydnee Isom completed the 7 inning game with 6 strikeouts and 2 walks, while only allowing 2 hits. Fillmore versus Santa Clara highlights were as follows: Junior centerfielder Kasey Crawford went 2 for 3, scoring one run and earning one RBI. Juniors Sydnee Isom and Lindsey Brown both hit doubles, with Isom also earing an RBI. Pitcher, Isom, completed the 7 inning game with 12 strikeouts and 0 walks, allowing only 3 hits. Freshman catcher Jazmine Zavala and Junior second baseman Maiah Lopez also earned the Flashes RBI’s.

This week the Fillmore Schedule has the Flashes taking on San Marcos in Santa Barbara on Tuesday, April 4th, St. Bonaventure at home on Thursday, April 6th, and Rio Mesa in Oxnard on Saturday, April 8th. Go Flashes!

 
Flashes swimmer Jose Ruiz getting ready for backstroke start in the meet against St. Bonaventure.
Flashes swimmer Jose Ruiz getting ready for backstroke start in the meet against St. Bonaventure.
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JV Girls defeated St. Bonaventure 121 to 7. Sasha Segovia won the 200 yd. and 100 yd. freestyle. Maddie Davis was a two-time winner in the 100 yd. individual medley and the 50 yd. breaststroke. Maria Fernandez won the 50 yd. backstroke. Mitzi Vieyra won the 50 yd. freestyle.

JV Boys defeated St. Bonaventure 50 to 12. Ricky Cadena was a two-time winner in the 200 yd. freestyle and the 50 yd. backstroke. Adrian Meraz won the 50 yd. freestyle and Sebastian Lidikay was second. Juan Perez was second in the 200 yd. freestyle and the 50 yd. backstroke.

Varsity Girls tied St. Bonaventure 66 to 66. Jayna Sponseller won the 200 yd. freestyle. Jayna also won the 500 yd. freestyle in a CIF Consideration time of 6:19.26. Salma Jimenez was a two-time winner in the 200 yd. individual medley and the 100 yd. breaststroke.

Fillmore Varsity Boys scored 65 to St. Bonaventue’s 79. Luke Myers won the 200 yd. freestyle and the 500 yd. freestyle. Jaime Gonzalez won the 200yd. individual medley.

FHS Swim Team members are selling custom designed Fillmore Flashes t-shirts for $15.00 to help raise funds for equipment. Come by the pool during our swim meets or contact a swim team member to purchase!

 
Friday March 31st Fillmore High hosted a Students vs. Staff Basketball Game. Students won 76-74.
Friday March 31st Fillmore High hosted a Students vs. Staff Basketball Game. Students won 76-74.
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New FHS Head Football Coach Corey Cole addressed the football weightlifting class for the first time as their coach. He spoke of hard work, making football fun again, and a new offense and defense.
New FHS Head Football Coach Corey Cole addressed the football weightlifting class for the first time as their coach. He spoke of hard work, making football fun again, and a new offense and defense.
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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!!