Fillmore makes it 2 in a row

The Flashes avoided disaster last Friday night as they beat Grace Brethren 42-30 in what turned out to be an exciting game. Grace Brethren received the ball first, and they went right to work. They converted on a 4th and 1 down to the Flashes 30 yard line. They scored the first touchdown of the game with 4:45 left in the first quarter. Down 7-0 the Flashes went right to work. Fillmore scored on a touchdown run by Andrey Sanchez to tie the score at 7. The lancers got the ball back and converted on their second 4th down of the night down to the 45 yard line. The Lancers kicked a field goal, and extended their lead to 10-7. Quarterback Carson Mclain threw an interception on Fillmore’s next possession, and the Lancers took it in 50 yards for the touchdown to take a 17-7 lead with 8:25 left before halftime. Fillmore took over and scored on a touchdown run by Chino with 3 minutes left before halftime. Grace Brethren got into their 2 minute offense and scored with 3.5 seconds left before halftime. Fillmore went into the locker room down 24-14 at half.

Fillmore received the ball first. However, they were forced to punt it away. The Lancers took over at the Flashes 36 yard line. The Lancers were held on third down and they looked like they were going to punt it away. However Grace Brethren faked the punt and got the first down. The Lancers scored another touchdown to go ahead 30-14. Fillmore got the ball back but they were forced to punt it away. The Lancers were driving to score again as they appeared to have the game under control. However, the Flashes had other ideas. Fillmore intercepted a Lancer pass and took it all the way down to the 1 yard line. Quarterback Carson Mclain snuck the ball in for a touchdown to cut the deficit to 30-21. Fillmore went into the 4th quarter down by 9 and in need of a stop. They got what they wanted as Grace Brethren fumbled the ball at the 39 yard line and Fillmore recovered. Carson Mclain scored another touchdown to cut the deficit down to 2 points with 8:19 left in the game. The crowd was electric in hopes that Fillmore could pull out a win. On the Lancers next possession they were forced to punt it away. Fillmore got the ball on the 30 yard line in need of a score. Fillmore running back Chino burst up the middle for a 30 yard gain down to the Lancers 40 yard line with 3 minutes left. Chino struck again, this time on a 40 yard touchdown run that would give Fillmore the lead for good. Fillmore went for 2 and got it. Grace Brethren took over down 36-30 with 2:30 left in the game and in need of a touchdown to win. They went for it on 4th down again, but this time Fillmore stopped them. Fillmore then scored a touchdown for insurance to win the game 42-30. Great game to both teams. Good luck to the Lancers on the rest of their season as they play next Friday at Santa Clara (Oxnard). Fillmore plays away at Malibu next week in need of a win to keep their hopes of a league championship alive. GOOD LUCK FLASHES!

 


 
Fillmore Varsity Girl Jordyn Vassaur preparing for poop out hill at the Mt. Sac Invitational this past Saturday. Jordyn was the third Fillmore athlete for the Lady Flashes to Kiana Hope and Lupita Perez. She has been an integral part of her team's success. Her willingness to work hard in practice and in the meets has helped in pushing her team forward in the right direction. Keep up the good work Jordyn, your coaches and teammates are proud of you.
Fillmore Varsity Girl Jordyn Vassaur preparing for poop out hill at the Mt. Sac Invitational this past Saturday. Jordyn was the third Fillmore athlete for the Lady Flashes to Kiana Hope and Lupita Perez. She has been an integral part of her team's success. Her willingness to work hard in practice and in the meets has helped in pushing her team forward in the right direction. Keep up the good work Jordyn, your coaches and teammates are proud of you.
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AYSO referees and youth referees showing their support for breast cancer awareness at Shields Park.
AYSO referees and youth referees showing their support for breast cancer awareness at Shields Park.
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BURNSVILLE, Minn. - Concordia-St. Paul sophomore Corey Cole has been named the NSIC Special Teams Player of the Week, as announced by the league headquarters on Monday morning.

Cole tied an NCAA Division II record with a 100-yard kickoff return for touchdown in the first quarter of Concordia's 28-24 road win at Wayne State on Saturday. Cole's kickoff return score was also a big momentum play, as the Wildcats had previously tied the score at 7-7 before he housed the ensuing return. In the game, Cole had two returns for 123 yards (61.5 avg), and added one catch for a yard. He leads the NSIC and is third in the nation with a 34.5 kickoff return average on 11 returns (379 yards). He leads the team with 10 plays of 25-plus yards, with nine of those coming on kick returns.

Corey is a Fillmore High School Graduate, Class of 2011.

 
Senior Jesus Mendoza led the Fillmore Flashes at the Clovis Invitational.
Senior Jesus Mendoza led the Fillmore Flashes at the Clovis Invitational.
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Senior Kiana Hope led the Lady Flashes at Oak Canyon Park in their second league meet of the season.
Senior Kiana Hope led the Lady Flashes at Oak Canyon Park in their second league meet of the season.
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On a non-race day at 7am in the morning you can find the girls and boys of the Fillmore High School Cross Country team awake and training for their upcoming meet. The time and dedication that these young student athletes put forth each and every day, both in the classroom and in their running is truly inspiring. They train in the hot weather, in the cold weather and if it is raining, in the wet weather.

After a very successful season, the 2012 Division Boys Cross Country State Champs of Fillmore are now off to their collegiate careers. Behind they have helped create and mold a culture of runners that have filled their places for the 2013 Cross Country season. Senior runners, Justin Beach, Nicolas Frias and Frank Chavez return from the 2012 State Champion team. In addition, seniors, Omar Ponce, Mario Gaspar and newcomer Jesus Mendoza join the varsity team of which have been an integral part of scorers in the meets. A very impressive group of juniors has stepped up and join the varsity team. Leading the junior class, Jorge Hurtado has been a key runner, stepping up as the number one runner for the boys’ team this year. Returning juniors Francisco Erazo and Gerardo Rodriguez along with first time runner Dominick Gonzalez have added strength to the varsity team. Currently the Varsity Boys’ Cross Country team is ranked 12th in the CIF Southern Section rankings.

Ending the season last year with a goal successfully accomplished, to make it to the CIF Finals, the girls’ cross country team has emerged into the 2013 season with a strong group of female runners. Leading the varsity girls’ team this year is senior Kiana Hope. Kiana has been the top runner for the lady flashes since her freshman year. She finished in 4th place at the last league meet at Oak Canyon Park. In addition, senior Jordyn Vassaur returns to the girls’ varsity team as a third year runner and a key score. Jordyn continues to improve each and every race. The junior class includes Sofia Gallardo, a first time varsity runner and three-year varsity runner Alexis Tafoya. The sophomore class brings strength and promise to a strong team for the future. Leading the sophomore class, Maria “Lupita” Perez was a nice addition and surprise from the track season. Sophomore teammates, Briana Segoviano and Irma Torres, both return to the girls’ varsity team. Rounding out the varsity team is newbie, Marisol Martinez, a standout freshman. Currently the girls’ team is ranked 13th in the CIF Southern Section Cross Country rankings.

The team travels to Mt. San Antonio College this Friday to compete in the world’s largest cross country meet. This is one of the runner’s favorite meets and we are looking forward to the competition and to racing well.

 
Flashes vs Malibu

Fillmore bounced back after losing to Santa Clara with a big win over Malibu this past Friday night.

The Flashes scored their first of many touchdowns in the first quarter. Malibu dropped back for a pass and Fillmore scored on the pick 6. Down 7-0 Malibu got the ball back and were forced to punt it back to Fillmore. However on the very next play the Flashes fumbled it and Malibu recovered. The Sharks couldn’t do anything with the ball and punted it back to the Flashes.

Fillmore went up 14-0 after a 66 yard touchdown run by Justin Coert. On Fillmores next possession Coert ran the ball 50 yards, all the way down to the Flashes 35 yard line.

A few plays later the Flashes punched it in to extend the lead to 21-0. Malibu tried to get on the scoreboard but ended up punting the ball away to the Flashes. Fillmore scored on another touchdown by Chino to go up 28-0 with 8:23 left in the second quarter.

On Malibu’s next possession they threatened to score but were again forced to punt it away. Fillmore took over on the 8 yard line. Fillmore scored on a 78 yard burst by Hayden Wright to extend the lead to 35-0.
Malibu fumbled the ball away on their next possession with 5:35 left before halftime. Chino scored his second touchdown of the game to add to the lead.

Malibu tried to get something together before halftime. However Nick Liu picked off the Malibu quarterback and scored Fillmore’s last touchdown of the half.

By halftime the game was practically over. Malibu did score their first and only points of the game on a touchdown pass in the 3rd quarter. Fillmore scored again on Chino’s 3rd touchdown with 1:30 left in the game. Fillmore dominated both sided of the ball as they demolished Malibu 56-7.

Malibu falls to 0-7 overall and 0-3 in league. Good luck to the Sharks on the rest of their season. They play at Santa Clara High School (Oxnard) next Friday. They play Fillmore again at Malibu High School in two weeks.
Meanwhile the Flashes pull themselves back in the race for a league title. The Flashes rise to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in league. Fillmore plays Grace Brethren on Friday at home. GO FLASHES!

 
 
 
 

Heritage Valley Blazers Track and Field season is quickly approaching and we are looking for coaches interested in joining our club. No experience necessary, just a fun, positive and motivating attitude ready to coach some ready to learn kids. We will be having a coaches meeting Thursday October 24, 2013 at the Memorial Building back room beginning at 7:30 pm. All are welcome! Any questions please contact Erika Arana vis email at: Erika_w_3@hotmail.com

 

Last Friday Fillmore traveled to Oxnard to play the Santa Clara Saints. The game started off well for the Flashes as they kicked the ball off, and the defense held the Saints on a quick 3 and out. Fillmore took over on the Saints 35 yard line. Fillmore drove all the way down field capped off on a touchdown run by Andrey Sanchez. Fillmore took a 7-0 lead with 9:44 left in the first quarter. Santa Clara got the ball back, but was forced to punt again. Fillmore took over on their own 45 yard line. The Flashes drove the ball into the end zone again on a touchdown by Justin Coert to push the lead to 14-0 with 5:25 left in the quarter. Both teams were forced to punt the ball away. Santa Clara got the ball back and got on the score board on a touchdown by Daniel Acosta to cut the lead to 14-7. Fillmore then scored on a field goal by Justin Coert to push the score to 17-7 in favor of Fillmore. Christian Zapada of Santa Clara scored another touchdown to pull the saints to within 4 points with 5:58 left in the half. Santa Clara then took the lead 20-17 with 50 seconds left before halftime.

Fillmore received the ball to start the second half and put it in the endzone on another touchdown by Justin Coert. Fillmore got the ball back off of a Santa Clara punt. However, the Flashes turned the ball over back to the Saints. The Saints capitalized and scored a touchdown to take the lead 26-24. Fillmore got the ball back looking to take the lead and win the game. However, quarterback Carson Mclain threw an interception in the redzone and Santa Clara put the game away thanks to a touchdown reception from Daniel Acosta. The Saints (4-2, 2-0) play at Grace Brethern next Friday. Meanwhile the Flashes (4-2, 1-1) finally return home as they play Malibu next Friday night. Good luck Fillmore.

 
 

Perce's Kenpo Karate Studio had its annual karate tournament October 5 at Fillmore Middle School. There were over 130 students competing from schools from Ventura county and Los Angeles county. They had a special guest featuring Hyper Pro Jacob Pinto. Jacob is one of the top martial artist in the naska tournament circuit.

Forms divisions 4-5 yrs. yellow-orange belt 2nd place Jaime Serna. 4-5 yrs. white-orange 3rd place Gabby Perce. 6-7 yrs. white-yellow 1st place Wendy Romero, 3rd place Omar Gamboa, participation Jachob Hernandez, Daniel Salazar. 7-9 yrs. yellow-orange participation Joey Shane, Manuel Valenzuela. 6-7 yrs. Orange 2nd place Brody Addison, participation Edward Sumaran. 10-12 yrs. orange 1st place Chris Anderson, 4th place David Dunham, Participation Andy DeArcos. 8-10 yrs. blue-green 2nd place Ty Morris. 10-12 yrs. purple-green 3rd place Aaron Carranza, participation Desirae Topete.

Forms 8-10 yrs. Jr. 3rd & 2nd brown 3rd place Austin Gunter, 4th place Zackary Addison. Jr. 3rd & 2nd brown participation Erasmo Salazar, Justice Rodriguez, Dave Bustos Jr.. Jr. 2nd & 1st brown 2nd place Faith Bustos, 4th place Emiliano Pinedo, participation Samantha Gunter. Teens 3rd & 2nd brown 4th place Crystal Pinedo. Teen purple-blue 4th place Ivan Zepeda.
Adult 1st brown & black 2nd place Andy Topete, 3rd place Samuel Hernandez.
Teen-adult 1st brown-black 3rd place Anthony Murray. Self defense division winners are jr. Self Defense 1st place Austin Gunter, 2nd place Justice Rodriguez, 3rd place Zackary Addison. Adult self defense 1st place Samuel Hernandez, 2nd place Samantha Gunter. Jr. Showmanship 3rd place Faith Bustos. Adult showmanship 1st place Anthony Murray, 2nd place Andy Topete.

Sparring division winners are 5-7 yrs. yellow-orange 3rd place Edward Sumaran. 9-11 yrs. blue-green participation Celeste Aguilera. 8-10 yrs. green-jr 3rd brown 3rd place Justice Rodriguez. 11-12 yrs. jr. 2nd brown 2nd place Emiliano Pinedo. Teens 1st place Angel Rodriguez, 4th place Crystal Pinedo. Adults 3rd place Javier Rodriguez. We are proud of all the students who participated in Perce's Kenpo Karate Annual Tournament.

 
 

Last Friday night Fillmore traveled to Moorpark College to take on the Grace Brethren Lancers. After suffering their first loss of the season against Santa Paula Fillmore looked to get back on track with a win.

It was another low scoring affair with no one scoring in the first quarter. Grace Brethren got the ball first. However they fumbled the ball away with 5:19 left in the first quarter. Fillmore took the ball and proceeded to take the lead thanks to a touchdown by Justin Coert with 10:52 left in the second quarter. The Lancers got the ball back. They were doing whatever they could to get in to the end zone. The Fillmore defense came through once again and intercepted the Lancers pass with 6:01 left in the second quarter. Fillmore couldn't score and they lead at halftime 6-0. The Flashes got the ball and scored again a touchdown run by Carson Mclain. The Lancers tried to stage a comeback after Fillmore fumbled he ball away with 7:59 left in the game. They turned that into a touchdown with 5:49 left. Fillmore lead 13-6 after Grace Brethren failed on a 2 point conversion. The Lancers then stopped Fillmore on their next possession and got the ball back. Fillmore's defense was able to snap any hope that the Lancers had of a come back as Fillmore took the win 13-6. Good luck to the Lancers on the rest of the season. They play at Malibu next Friday. With the win the Flashes move up to a 4-1 record over all and a 1-0 record in league. The Flashes travel to Santa Clara (Oxnard) next week. JV plays on thursday at 4 and Varsity plays Friday at 7. Good luck Flashes.

 
 
(l-r) Sophomore Briana Segoviano, Junior Sofia Gallardo, Sophomore Lupita Perez, Junior Alexis Tafoya, Freshman Marisol Martinez, Senior Kiana Hope and Senior Jordyn Vassaur.
(l-r) Sophomore Briana Segoviano, Junior Sofia Gallardo, Sophomore Lupita Perez, Junior Alexis Tafoya, Freshman Marisol Martinez, Senior Kiana Hope and Senior Jordyn Vassaur.
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The Girls' Varsity Cross Country team recently travelled to Stanford University to compete at the Stanford Invitational. The team had an outstanding performance led by Senior Kiana Hope. The team placed 12th overall to the 33 teams that participated. (5k times: Kiana Hope 20:06, Lupita Perez 20:12, Alexis Tafoya 20:24, Jordyn Vassaur 21:18, Sofia Gallardo 22:07, Marisol Martinez 22:34 and Briana Segoviano 22:34)

 
The Fillmore Boxing Club's Demily Amezcua recently competed in San Fernando, CA in the 100 lb. weight class. She was victorious in her debut match winning via decision vs. Kayline Marez of the Young Champions Boxing Club. The bout was three rounds of one and a half minute duration. Amezcua was able to establish a jab that was the difference maker in the first two rounds of the bout and was able to fight off her persistent opponent's attacks in the final round.
The Fillmore Boxing Club's Demily Amezcua recently competed in San Fernando, CA in the 100 lb. weight class. She was victorious in her debut match winning via decision vs. Kayline Marez of the Young Champions Boxing Club. The bout was three rounds of one and a half minute duration. Amezcua was able to establish a jab that was the difference maker in the first two rounds of the bout and was able to fight off her persistent opponent's attacks in the final round.
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