(l-r) Taylor Brown, one of the top 20 freshman girl 100m runners in the state and Carlos Briceno, one of the top 20 sophomore boy high hurdler runners in the state
(l-r) Taylor Brown, one of the top 20 freshman girl 100m runners in the state and Carlos Briceno, one of the top 20 sophomore boy high hurdler runners in the state
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The first half of the Flashes track and field season winds down to a close and has seen some solid performances by key veterans and outstanding performances by fresh faced newcomers. This will certainly be an interesting season in the newly refurbished tri-valley league.

The girls’ varsity, although small in early season action, is still formidable with returning veterans such as Kiana Hope, Jordyn Vassaur, and Maria Villalobos. The sprints reunite Kaytlin Magana, Alissabeth Hernandez, Banely Arevalo and Andrea Robles. Kaytlin and Sarena De La Cruz will also be moving into the long jump and triple this year. A key pick up in the throws is powerhouse Kayla Grove who teams up with Jessica Mayhew to heave heavy objects very far.

For the boys’ varsity the returning distance experts come fresh off their cross country state win and include Justin Beach, Vincent Chavez, Frank Chavez, Nicolas Frias, Isaac Gomez, Adrian Mejia, Anthony Rivas and Hugo Valdovinos. For the sprinters, Alexander Banales, Javier Rodriguez and Andrey Sanchez return to show their speed. Hurdler Tyler Hackworth has already shaved over a second off of his best from last year and Joey Orozco will soon be recovered and jumping with Alexander. Ricardo Gutierrez anchors the varsity throwing team.

The girls’ junior varsity has real talent waiting to step up. Taylor Brown is already one of the top 20 freshman girl 100m runners in the state with a best of 13.17. Assisting in the middle sprints is Jordan Manzano and going just a little bit further in the distance category is Irma Torres. Dasy Cota is the lone jumper covering both horizontal jumps and the high jump.

By far the largest section of the team the boys’ freshman sophomore team is highly competitive. With Carlos Briceno in the top twenty sophomores in the state for the high hurdles and Daniel Flores close on his heels it seems incomprehensible that there are also speedy individuals in the sprint such as Hayden Wright, Demitriouz Lozano, Aaron Cornejo, and Arnulfo Izarraras. Their relay team has placed highly in several very tough meets. Francisco Erazo and Jorge Hurtado return to bring the distance to the forefront and Esteban Herrera, Chad Hope, and Chad Petuoglu help the throwers spin through the ring.

There are many, many other athletes that help bring a team together and absolutely deserve recognition. They will be integral parts of our success in the coming weeks. Hopefully they will also be recognized as the season progresses. For now we thank them for their contributions.

The team travels to Santa Barbara City College this Saturday for the Easter Relays. They will take on Santa Paula on Wednesday and then travel to the Spartan Relays on the following Saturday. Upon returning from spring break they will begin the exciting league completion phase of the season.

 


 

Game played 3/25-2013
Score: FHS-13, HUENEME-1

FIVE INNINGS PLAYED Kayleigh Thompson & Mary Ortiz were 4 for 4

Miranda Faulkner winning pitcher allowing 1 home run to Hueneme's shortstop Serano

Over all record, Fillmore is 7 wins and 6 losses League record 1 win 3 losses

 


 
(l-r) Cameron Reilley (Sponsored by Grant Wade), Kyle Medina (Sponosred by Abundio Medina & Tom Hooten), Emilio Hernandez (Sponsored by De La Rosa Auto Repair), Erick Cadena (Sponsored by Marcos Galaviz).
(l-r) Cameron Reilley (Sponsored by Grant Wade), Kyle Medina (Sponosred by Abundio Medina & Tom Hooten), Emilio Hernandez (Sponsored by De La Rosa Auto Repair), Erick Cadena (Sponsored by Marcos Galaviz).
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On a chilly Sunday morning, Saint Patrick’s Day, Nico Frias and Isaac Gomez ran the 2013 L.A. Marathon. Morning is not being used lightly, they started at 7:30 a.m. and were done by 10:30 a.m.; their time 3 hours 10 minutes. They are runners by nature as their training is always on going. They run Cross Country with Fillmore High School and are currently on the track team. It should be mentioned that both boys do very well in their studies. How do they do all this; the only answer can be “they are young”. Isaac is 17, a senior at FHS, and it is his second marathon. Nico is 16, a junior at FHS and this is his fourth marathon; first was when he was 13. They ran with Students Run L.A. hence the neon green singlet. Congratulations to both boys!!

 


 

Fillmore HS Girls Softball - 15 vs Saint Boneventure 7

HIGHLITES; (F) Amber Magana pitched a full game and hit a 3 run home run in 5th inning, Kennedy Smith went 4 for 5, Marissa Vasquez hit a double scoring 3, K arina Carrillo went 2 for 4 and Saint Bony's Alex Penrose went 3-4 and Pitcher Shelly Flynn pitched a full game

 
Fillmore High School held their annual Powder Puff Football game last Friday evening. The Juniors and Seniors played 4 quartes of ttough offence and defence and only one touchdown. The Juniors won 6-0 , it has been a little over 6 years since a Junior team has won. Photo’s courtesy of KSSP Photographic Studios.
Fillmore High School held their annual Powder Puff Football game last Friday evening. The Juniors and Seniors played 4 quartes of ttough offence and defence and only one touchdown. The Juniors won 6-0 , it has been a little over 6 years since a Junior team has won. Photo’s courtesy of KSSP Photographic Studios.
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Seven high school Fillmore wrestlers made it to CIF this past weekend unfortunately all but one wrestler got eliminated, George Orozco (pictured above) took fifth place qualifying him for Masters in Temecula this coming weekend. Fillmore Flashes have qualified two wrestlers to Masters in the past two years. The last wrestler to qualify was Sammy Orozco last year. Wrestlers who made CIF were Damien and Dominick Gonzalez, Nick Stehly, Micah Chumley, Michael Castro, Cameron Riley and George Orozco.
Seven high school Fillmore wrestlers made it to CIF this past weekend unfortunately all but one wrestler got eliminated, George Orozco (pictured above) took fifth place qualifying him for Masters in Temecula this coming weekend. Fillmore Flashes have qualified two wrestlers to Masters in the past two years. The last wrestler to qualify was Sammy Orozco last year. Wrestlers who made CIF were Damien and Dominick Gonzalez, Nick Stehly, Micah Chumley, Michael Castro, Cameron Riley and George Orozco.
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Fillmore Youth Football and Cheer Organization is still accepting applications for New Board Members, we need to fill positions for Ways and Means (fundraising), Snack Bar Manager & Assistant Manager & Members at Large. Board elections will be held at San Cayetano Wednesday February 20th at 6:30 P.M. It is mandatory that all applicants be present to accept nomination.

Applications are available for printout on our website at fillmoreyouthfootball.net

Applications must be received to our Secretary Kristen Dollar or mailed to our PO Box( #34 Fillmore, Ca 93015) by February 18th 6:30 P.M. Kristen may be contacted at 805-216-9027

 
Fillmore Soccer U-8 played in an Oxnard tournament the weekend of January 19th. Fillmore took First Place. Pictured but not in order are: Angel Castorena, Ivan Becerra, Alfredo Cardenas. Dante Reyes, Diego Alcaraz Armando Manriques, bottom row Mathew Magana, Jathan Magana, Adrian Vasquez. Not pictured:Julio Negrete, Sebastian Navarete. Coaches: Joe & Damian Magana.
Fillmore Soccer U-8 played in an Oxnard tournament the weekend of January 19th. Fillmore took First Place. Pictured but not in order are: Angel Castorena, Ivan Becerra, Alfredo Cardenas. Dante Reyes, Diego Alcaraz Armando Manriques, bottom row Mathew Magana, Jathan Magana, Adrian Vasquez. Not pictured:Julio Negrete, Sebastian Navarete. Coaches: Joe & Damian Magana.
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Fillmore Little League Sign-Ups Happening Now
When: 1/26/2013 & 2/2/2013
Where: Fillmore Middle School
Time: 10am to 2pm
More information at: www.fillmorelittleleague.com

 
Flashes wrestler pins his opponent
Flashes wrestler pins his opponent
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Fillmore warms up on the mat with Faith Baptist in the background.
Fillmore warms up on the mat with Faith Baptist in the background.
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Match gets under way
Match gets under way
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Cameron Riley getting last minute instructions
Cameron Riley getting last minute instructions
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The Flashes welcomed Faith Baptist, who traveled from Canoga Park, for the Tri-Valley League wrestling match. Following weigh in the match got under way at 5:30 PM.

First to take to the mat was David Cadena who wrestled at 108. He built a quick lead on points with a 5 – 1 lead before he pinned his opponent with a “tombstone” deep in the 1st period. Faith Baptist forfeited at the 112 and 120 classes. Giving the Flashes an 18 – 0 team lead.

Nick Stehly wrestled at 128. Stehly got down to business and pinned his opponent with 20 seconds remaining in the 1st period. Faith Baptist forfeited at the 134, giving Fillmore a 30 – 0 team lead.

Xavier Bobholz wrestled at 138 pounds. After the 1st period of action Bobholz was up 4 – 1 on points. He continued to rack up points in the 2nd period with a score of 14-4. As the match continued into the 3rd period the match took a turn for Faith Baptist when, with 41 seconds remaining, Xavier was pinned. Team score Fillmore 30 – Faith Baptist 6.

Andrew Bonilla wrestled at 145. The match started with a flurry of action. Faith Baptist gained control of the pace and pinned Bonilla at the end of the 1st period. Team score 30 – 12.

The Flashes produced Jamie Valdovinos at 152 pounds. This was another fast paced match with both wrestlers fighting for control of their opponent. Valdovinos fought his way out of several near pins by showing his strength and determination with some impressive bridging techniques but ultimately was overcome by his opponent and was pinned. Team score 30-18.

The Flashes forfeited at 160, 170 and 182. Team score now 30 – 36 with Faith Baptist in the lead.
George Orozco took to the mat at 195 and made quick work of his opponent with a pin in the 1st period. With Orozco’s win the team score was tied at 36 – 36.

Michael Castro wrestled at 222 where he over powered his opponent and closed his match down with a pin midway through the 1st period.

Cameron Riley, Heavyweight, got down to work and built a points lead at the end of the 1st period of 5 -0. Riley stepped up his effort and threw a cradle on opponent for the pin.

Final Team score Flashes 48 – 36 over Faith Baptist.

The Flashes will next travel to Santa Paula on 1/24/13 for the always hotly contested match up. Coach Ponce said that the annual match against Santa Paula “is always a tough contest”. “We’ll need to start fast and be aggressive against the Cardinals” said Coach Ponce. When asked about tonight’s victory Coach said, “We have a young team, with holes in several weight classes, but for a young team we hold our own. Tonight we needed our team leaders to step up and they did. They kept their cool and got the job done”.

Go Flashes.

 

Fillmore Youth Football and Cheer Organization is accepting applications for New Board Members. Board elections will be held at Mountain Vista Elementary cafeteria Thursday February 7th at 6:30 P.M. It is mandatory that all applicants be present to accept nomination.

Applications are available for printout on our website at fillmoreyouthfootball.net

Applications must be received to our Secretary Kristen Dollar or mailed to our PO Box( #34 Fillmore, Ca 93015) by February 5th 6:30 P.M. Kristen may be contacted at 805-216-9027

 
On January 4th, the Fillmore Flashes J.V. basketball team played their first league game against Carpinteria. Fillmore won 60-42. Top scorers were Aaron Cronin 19 points, Emilio Hernandez 15 points, and Danny Quintero 16 points. Photos by Harold Cronin.
On January 4th, the Fillmore Flashes J.V. basketball team played their first league game against Carpinteria. Fillmore won 60-42. Top scorers were Aaron Cronin 19 points, Emilio Hernandez 15 points, and Danny Quintero 16 points. Photos by Harold Cronin.
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Fillmore Flashes Wrestling Team participated in a 10-way tournament on Dec.8, Held at Alemany High School, We had numerous wrestlers participate and did a good job. Fillmore had three wrestlers that placed in the tournament. From left to right Nick Stahley 2nd place 126lbs, George Orozco 1st place 220lbs, and David Cadena 3rd place 112lbs.
Fillmore Flashes Wrestling Team participated in a 10-way tournament on Dec.8, Held at Alemany High School, We had numerous wrestlers participate and did a good job. Fillmore had three wrestlers that placed in the tournament. From left to right Nick Stahley 2nd place 126lbs, George Orozco 1st place 220lbs, and David Cadena 3rd place 112lbs.
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Saturday, December 8, Fillmore girls basketball played against Westlake. Pictured above Fillmore’s Hannah Vasquez shoots a free throw; teammates Briana Garcia and Grace Riley set for the rebound. Fillmore beat Westlake 35-32.
Saturday, December 8, Fillmore girls basketball played against Westlake. Pictured above Fillmore’s Hannah Vasquez shoots a free throw; teammates Briana Garcia and Grace Riley set for the rebound. Fillmore beat Westlake 35-32.
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Tuesday, November 27, the Fillmore Flashes Boys Basketball team played against Santa Barabra Dons. The boys played a tough game but lost 67-21. Adrian Rangel was the leading rebounder for the game. On Monday Fillmore beat Hueneme 58-42. Jalen Rhodes pictured above was the leading scorer with 21 points.
Tuesday, November 27, the Fillmore Flashes Boys Basketball team played against Santa Barabra Dons. The boys played a tough game but lost 67-21. Adrian Rangel was the leading rebounder for the game. On Monday Fillmore beat Hueneme 58-42. Jalen Rhodes pictured above was the leading scorer with 21 points.
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Fillmore High School Athletic Boosters Club will be having their first drive thru BBQ meal on Friday, December 7th from 4 to 7 p.m. in the horseshoe at the high school. Pre sale tickets are $30 and include a whole tri tip, beans and salad for a family of four, and a loaf of garlic bread. All meals are packed to go. Tickets sold the day of the event will be $40. If interested in tickets please contact Ernie Ortiz at 524-0537. Fillmore High School Athletic Boosters Club offers financial support to every sport offered at Fillmore High School and 100% of our profit goes back to our athletes and their programs.

 
(l-r) (top) Frank Chavez, Hugo Valdovinos, Anthony Rivas, Alexander Frias, Jose Almaguer, Nicolas Frias, Adrian Mejia, Justin Beach and Isaac Gomez. (bottom) Jordyn Vassaur, Irma Torres, Kiana Hope, Laura Garnica, Alexis Tafoya, Sofia Gallardo and Maria Villalobos. The Fillmore Cross Country team, both boys and girls, competed at the CIF Finals this past Saturday. The boys finished 3rd in the Southern Section Finals Division 4 and advanced on to the State Finals in Fresno this Saturday at Woodward Park. Way to run flashes!
(l-r) (top) Frank Chavez, Hugo Valdovinos, Anthony Rivas, Alexander Frias, Jose Almaguer, Nicolas Frias, Adrian Mejia, Justin Beach and Isaac Gomez. (bottom) Jordyn Vassaur, Irma Torres, Kiana Hope, Laura Garnica, Alexis Tafoya, Sofia Gallardo and Maria Villalobos. The Fillmore Cross Country team, both boys and girls, competed at the CIF Finals this past Saturday. The boys finished 3rd in the Southern Section Finals Division 4 and advanced on to the State Finals in Fresno this Saturday at Woodward Park. Way to run flashes!
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The Fillmore United U16 boys bring home the Section AYSO League Cup Championship. The boys played in Bakersfield this past weekend and beat Santa Barbara 1-0 for the Championship, and in March of 2013 will be playing in the state games. Congratulations to the boys. Pictured top row (l-r): Assistant Coach Cipriano Martinez, Juan, Diego, Miguel Martinez, Emilio Martinez, Juan Garcia, Issac Torres, Anthony Castaneda, and Coach Gonzalo Martinez. Bottom row (l-r) Chava Zepeda, Jose Lopez, JR Martinez, Govani Arellano, Leonel, and Miguel.
The Fillmore United U16 boys bring home the Section AYSO League Cup Championship. The boys played in Bakersfield this past weekend and beat Santa Barbara 1-0 for the Championship, and in March of 2013 will be playing in the state games. Congratulations to the boys. Pictured top row (l-r): Assistant Coach Cipriano Martinez, Juan, Diego, Miguel Martinez, Emilio Martinez, Juan Garcia, Issac Torres, Anthony Castaneda, and Coach Gonzalo Martinez. Bottom row (l-r) Chava Zepeda, Jose Lopez, JR Martinez, Govani Arellano, Leonel, and Miguel.
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The Fillmore Raiders Junior 2 won the Championship game 46-14, last Saturday against Valley. Top row (l-r): Brandon Castillo, Cameron Maina, Alex Vargas, Sammy Dominguez, Carson Davis. Second row (l-r): Coach Chad, Tyler Bode, Christian Barajas, Tyler Stump, Will Boucher, Vincenzo Granatelli, Daniel Gonzales, Coach Mark Zone. Third row (l-r): Coach’s Keith Gurrola, Rj Stump, Dylan Satterfield, Fernando Gonzalez, Michael Smith, Michael Zone, Coach’s Cliff Zone and Joe Granatelli. Bottom row (l-r): Angel Velez, Cesar Leiva, Chepes Perez, Nick Walker, Christian Teixeira, and Joshua Sandoval. Not pictured Christian Cisneros.
The Fillmore Raiders Junior 2 won the Championship game 46-14, last Saturday against Valley. Top row (l-r): Brandon Castillo, Cameron Maina, Alex Vargas, Sammy Dominguez, Carson Davis. Second row (l-r): Coach Chad, Tyler Bode, Christian Barajas, Tyler Stump, Will Boucher, Vincenzo Granatelli, Daniel Gonzales, Coach Mark Zone. Third row (l-r): Coach’s Keith Gurrola, Rj Stump, Dylan Satterfield, Fernando Gonzalez, Michael Smith, Michael Zone, Coach’s Cliff Zone and Joe Granatelli. Bottom row (l-r): Angel Velez, Cesar Leiva, Chepes Perez, Nick Walker, Christian Teixeira, and Joshua Sandoval. Not pictured Christian Cisneros.
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