Boys XC CIF Team 2012 (l-r) Jose Almaguer, Frank Chavez, Adrian Mejia, Anthony Rivas, Hugo Valdovinos, Isaac Gomez, Nicolas Frias, Justin Beach and Alexander Frias. The flashes will compete at Mt. San Antonio College this Saturday in the CIF Prelim competition. Currently the Flashes are ranked #1 in division 4 for both CIF Southern Section and State.
Boys XC CIF Team 2012 (l-r) Jose Almaguer, Frank Chavez, Adrian Mejia, Anthony Rivas, Hugo Valdovinos, Isaac Gomez, Nicolas Frias, Justin Beach and Alexander Frias. The flashes will compete at Mt. San Antonio College this Saturday in the CIF Prelim competition. Currently the Flashes are ranked #1 in division 4 for both CIF Southern Section and State.
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Flashes are Frontier League Champions
Collin Farrar ran for 148 yards and 4 touchdowns. Andrey Sanchez ran for 125 yards and a touchdown. Jonathan Flores had 6 tackles, 1 sack and 2 tackles for a loss. Brett Edwards had 7 tackles, 3 for a loss. Adam Jimenez had 5 tackles 3 for a loss and 2 sacks. According to Coach Matt Dollar, “ We played great defense, holding them to -22 yards rushing and only 117 yards in the air. The team played like Champions, they have worked hard all season, they earned and deserve this title!” [Photos courtesy of Crystal Gurrola]
Collin Farrar ran for 148 yards and 4 touchdowns. Andrey Sanchez ran for 125 yards and a touchdown. Jonathan Flores had 6 tackles, 1 sack and 2 tackles for a loss. Brett Edwards had 7 tackles, 3 for a loss. Adam Jimenez had 5 tackles 3 for a loss and 2 sacks. According to Coach Matt Dollar, “ We played great defense, holding them to -22 yards rushing and only 117 yards in the air. The team played like Champions, they have worked hard all season, they earned and deserve this title!” [Photos courtesy of Crystal Gurrola]
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The Fillmore Raiders Senior team and the J-2 both won their first round of play-offs last Saturday. The Senior‘s beat Saugus 38-0 and will play away against Grace Brethern, Saturday November 3rd. J-2’s beat Westlake 30-0 and will play at home this Saturday 2:00 p.m. against Crown Valley. Photos courtesy of Crystal Gurrola.
The Fillmore Raiders Senior team and the J-2 both won their first round of play-offs last Saturday. The Senior‘s beat Saugus 38-0 and will play away against Grace Brethern, Saturday November 3rd. J-2’s beat Westlake 30-0 and will play at home this Saturday 2:00 p.m. against Crown Valley. Photos courtesy of Crystal Gurrola.
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Varsity Boys' Runner of the Week - Justin Beach. Ran an impressive time of 17:22 at the Ventura County Championships.
Varsity Boys' Runner of the Week - Justin Beach. Ran an impressive time of 17:22 at the Ventura County Championships.
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JV Boys's Runner of the Week - Nicholas Johnson. Had a stand out performance at Ventura County Championships with a time of 19:15.
JV Boys's Runner of the Week - Nicholas Johnson. Had a stand out performance at Ventura County Championships with a time of 19:15.
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JV Boys National Championships (Division IV) (l-r) Ms. Tafoya, Justin Beach, Frank Chavez, David Enriquez, Jovani Oregon, Sammy Martinez, Mario Gaspar and Vincent Chavez.
JV Boys National Championships (Division IV) (l-r) Ms. Tafoya, Justin Beach, Frank Chavez, David Enriquez, Jovani Oregon, Sammy Martinez, Mario Gaspar and Vincent Chavez.
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Boys Varsity Sweepstakes (Division IV) (l-r) Ms. Tafoya, Jose Almaguer, Nicolas Frias, Isaac Gomez, Alexander Frias, Anthony Rivas, Hugo Valdovinos and Adrian Mejia.
Boys Varsity Sweepstakes (Division IV) (l-r) Ms. Tafoya, Jose Almaguer, Nicolas Frias, Isaac Gomez, Alexander Frias, Anthony Rivas, Hugo Valdovinos and Adrian Mejia.
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Sophomore Boys (Division IV) (l-r) Billy Volmert, Isai Bolanos, Francisco Erazo, Jorge Hurtado, Jaime Vargas, Gerardo Rodriguez, Ivan Hurtado and Demitriouz Lozano.
Sophomore Boys (Division IV) (l-r) Billy Volmert, Isai Bolanos, Francisco Erazo, Jorge Hurtado, Jaime Vargas, Gerardo Rodriguez, Ivan Hurtado and Demitriouz Lozano.
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On Tuesday, October 16, the team invited the league to challenge the home course at the Fillmore school farm and competed for the final Tri-Valley League rankings before the league championship. The boys’ varsity placed second to Oak Park who is now tied with the Flashes in league while the girls maintained their 4th place spot. The junior varsity girls maintain 3rd in league but improved their score by 20 points. The junior varsity boys also find themselves in 2nd place overall in league.

Climbing Mt. SAC
On Friday the team packed up their lunches and headed to one of the biggest and most prestigious cross country races in the nation as they headed to Walnut, Ca for the Mt. San Antonio College Cross Country Invitational. The results were nothing short of amazing.

The best performances of the day came from the Boy’s sweepstakes race and the JV National Championship race. Your Fillmore Flashes Cross Country teams won both races.

In a nail biter that came down to the finish the varsity boys managed to edge out Salesian by a narrow 4 point margin. Hugo Valdovinos surged to the forefront to finish 7th overall with a very impressive 15:55. Alexander Frias and Anthony Rivas finished 12th and 13th at 16:12 while Isaac Gomez was 28th at 16:33. Jose Almaguer and Adrian Mejia placed 30th and 31st at 16:36. The rising super star, Nicolas Frias, placed 55th with a clocking of 17:05 to round out the boys’ varsity team.

The JV boys’ race was an excellent example of pack tactics as Frank Chavez, Justin Beach, and Vincent Chavez placed 3rd, 4th, and 5th with Frank recording a 17:17 and Beach and Chavez at 17:31 and 17:32. Jovani Oregon was 13th at 17:45 and David Enriquez finished in 17:51 at 15th place. Finishing together to round out the team were Sammy Martinez and Mario Gaspar at 26th and 27th in 18:26

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Perce's Kenpo Karate Studio of Fillmore had it's annual karate tournament October 6, 2012 at Fillmore Middle School. The karate tournament had over 129 students competing from Ventura county, and Arizona. The results from Perce's Kenpo Karate students are as follow: forms divisions: 4-5 yrs. White belt 1st place Brody Addison, 2nd place Edward Sumaran, 3rd place Gabrielle Perce, 4th place Diego Ibarra. 6-7 yrs. White-Yellow belt participation Juan Castro, and Eugena Serna. 7-8 yrs. Yellow-Orange belt participation Ariana Benson.

10-11yrs. White-Yellow belt 4th place Alex Serna. 8-10 yrs. Orange-Purple belt 4th place Julie Vasquez. 7-8 yrs. Purple-Blue belt 3rd place Ty Morris. 8-9 yrs. Purple-Blue belt 4th place Aaron Carranza, participation Zackary Addison. 11-13 yrs. Purple-Blue belt 3rd place Crystal Pinedo, participation Cesar Lopez, 6-8 yrs. Green belt participation Austin Gunter. 8-9 yrs. Green-brown belt 3rd place Justice Rodriguez, 4th place Erasmo Salazar, participation Dave Bustos. 10-12 yrs. Green belt 4th place Samantha Gunter, participation Emiliano Pinedo, Gabriel Meza.

11-13 yrs. Green-brown belt 1st place Faith Bustos, participation Michael Morris. 16-21yrs. brown-black belt 3rd place Anthony Murray, 4th place Marcos Meza. Showmanship division results: 1st place Austin Gunter, 3rd
place Gabriel Meza, 4th place Emiliano Pinedo. Sparring results: 8-9 yrs. White-Orange belt 4th place Camilio Torres. 8-10 yrs. Green-Brown belt 1st place Justice Rodriguez, 3rd place Dave Bustos. 9-12 yrs. Green-Black belt participation Emiliano Pinedo. 12-14 yrs. Blue-Jr. Black belt 3rd place Angel Rodriguez, 4th place Michael Morris. Adults all belts 4th place Javier Rodriguez. For more information on training call Perce's Kenpo Karate at 524-6870.

 
(above) Nick Sanchez (#21), with the help of his teammates, take down the runner. Fillmore Varsity defeated Santa Clara 41,7. Collin Farrar ran for over 190 yards and three touchdowns. Andrey Sanchez ran for over 100 yards and had a touchdown pass reception. Carson McLain threw for over 165 yards and two touchdowns. The Flashes had over 500 yards of offense. “Both the offense and the defense played solid, we need to have to have great practices to continue the momentum.” Fillmore JV defeated Santa Clara 62,0. JV Flashes open Frontier league with a win over the Santa Clara Saints. On offense the Flashes had 7 different players score touchdowns led by freshman Bryce Farrar and Vincent Whittaker with 2 TD’s,  also scoring for the Flashes were Michael Luna, Jorge Andrade, Nick Liu, Damien Gonzalez, and Joseph Magana, who was 8 for 8 on his P.A.T. attempts. Quarterback Carlos Brecino was 4 of 5 throwing for 102 yards and 2 TD’s. The offensive line did a amazing job at blocking for the running backs, they are led by Chad Petuoglu, Michael Castro, Michael Townead, Jarred Warren, Emilio Hernandez, and Wes Breechen. On Defense Daniel Flores Help set the temp for the flashes and helping stop the saints from scoring.
(above) Nick Sanchez (#21), with the help of his teammates, take down the runner. Fillmore Varsity defeated Santa Clara 41,7. Collin Farrar ran for over 190 yards and three touchdowns. Andrey Sanchez ran for over 100 yards and had a touchdown pass reception. Carson McLain threw for over 165 yards and two touchdowns. The Flashes had over 500 yards of offense. “Both the offense and the defense played solid, we need to have to have great practices to continue the momentum.” Fillmore JV defeated Santa Clara 62,0. JV Flashes open Frontier league with a win over the Santa Clara Saints. On offense the Flashes had 7 different players score touchdowns led by freshman Bryce Farrar and Vincent Whittaker with 2 TD’s, also scoring for the Flashes were Michael Luna, Jorge Andrade, Nick Liu, Damien Gonzalez, and Joseph Magana, who was 8 for 8 on his P.A.T. attempts. Quarterback Carlos Brecino was 4 of 5 throwing for 102 yards and 2 TD’s. The offensive line did a amazing job at blocking for the running backs, they are led by Chad Petuoglu, Michael Castro, Michael Townead, Jarred Warren, Emilio Hernandez, and Wes Breechen. On Defense Daniel Flores Help set the temp for the flashes and helping stop the saints from scoring.
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Juan Moreno (#57) tackles Santa Clara runner during last Friday’s game.
Juan Moreno (#57) tackles Santa Clara runner during last Friday’s game.
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Fillmore High School’s band performed during half-time for the crowd.
Fillmore High School’s band performed during half-time for the crowd.
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#23 from the Bantams Black Raiders runs the ball up the field. Raiders lost 14-6 against the Santa Clarita Wildcats.
#23 from the Bantams Black Raiders runs the ball up the field. Raiders lost 14-6 against the Santa Clarita Wildcats.
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Flashes defeat Grace Brethren 27-6. “It was a big win for us, to open league with a win will create momentum for the rest of league.” Collin Farrar had 24 carries for 126 yards, Jeremy Martinez had 18 tackles. (above) #20 Adam Jimenez plows into a Grace Brethren player.
Flashes defeat Grace Brethren 27-6. “It was a big win for us, to open league with a win will create momentum for the rest of league.” Collin Farrar had 24 carries for 126 yards, Jeremy Martinez had 18 tackles. (above) #20 Adam Jimenez plows into a Grace Brethren player.
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Carson McLain threw two touchdown passes and ran for two.
Carson McLain threw two touchdown passes and ran for two.
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Fillmore Boxing Club's Eric Escoto wins bronze medal in 2012 NKC Muay Thai Kickboxing National Championship. Eric competed in the NKC National Championship at The Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas , NV on Sept.28-29, 2012. More than 30,000 spectators were at the competition and expo. Eric would like to thank his family, friends, teammates, coaches and everyone that help him along the way. The Fillmore Boxing Club is a member of USA Boxing and offers adult and youth boxing classes For more information call (805) 443-8501.
Fillmore Boxing Club's Eric Escoto wins bronze medal in 2012 NKC Muay Thai Kickboxing National Championship. Eric competed in the NKC National Championship at The Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas , NV on Sept.28-29, 2012. More than 30,000 spectators were at the competition and expo. Eric would like to thank his family, friends, teammates, coaches and everyone that help him along the way. The Fillmore Boxing Club is a member of USA Boxing and offers adult and youth boxing classes For more information call (805) 443-8501.
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(l-r) Adrian Bonilla (4-0), Abraham Cervantes (1-1), Andrew Perez (4-1), Ian Overton (3-1), David Estrella (1-1), Jake Palacio (1-1), Juan Perez (1-1), and not pitured is Johnny Martinez (1-1)
(l-r) Adrian Bonilla (4-0), Abraham Cervantes (1-1), Andrew Perez (4-1), Ian Overton (3-1), David Estrella (1-1), Jake Palacio (1-1), Juan Perez (1-1), and not pitured is Johnny Martinez (1-1)
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The Fillmore Middle School wrestlers are Coached by Manuel (Chicken) Ponce (not pictured). They have wrestled Frank Intermidiate Middle School and Freemont Middle School, both in Oxnard. They will be wrestling Isbell Middle School on October 10 at Isbell (Santa Paula). Other Middle Schools in the leauge are Balboa (Ventura) and Matilija (Ojai). These boys have been working real hard, Their goal is to get to the league championships and do well.

 
Above, Carson McLain #12 looks to pass the ball. Fillmore played Carpinteria last Friday night. The Flashes lost 0-27. Andrey Sanchez rushed against Carpinteria for 110 yards. According to Coach Matt Dollar, “We did not play well at all, three fumbles and three interceptions. I have never known a team to win a game with six turnovers. We need a good week’s worth of practice next week to get ready for our league opener against Grace.”
Above, Carson McLain #12 looks to pass the ball. Fillmore played Carpinteria last Friday night. The Flashes lost 0-27. Andrey Sanchez rushed against Carpinteria for 110 yards. According to Coach Matt Dollar, “We did not play well at all, three fumbles and three interceptions. I have never known a team to win a game with six turnovers. We need a good week’s worth of practice next week to get ready for our league opener against Grace.”
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Jeremy Martinez #58 tackles Carpinterias runner during last Friday’s game. Martinez has 44 tackles along with 18 solo tackles.
Jeremy Martinez #58 tackles Carpinterias runner during last Friday’s game. Martinez has 44 tackles along with 18 solo tackles.
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Tyler Esquivel # 5 runs the ball for a few yards.
Tyler Esquivel # 5 runs the ball for a few yards.
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Adam Jimenez #20 runs the ball through Carpinteria’s defence.
Adam Jimenez #20 runs the ball through Carpinteria’s defence.
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Joseph De La Mora #25 stops the runner from gaining yardage.
Joseph De La Mora #25 stops the runner from gaining yardage.
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Athletes of the Week (l-r) Melissa Nunez, Justin Beach, Laura Garnica, Jose Almaguer.
Athletes of the Week (l-r) Melissa Nunez, Justin Beach, Laura Garnica, Jose Almaguer.
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Melissa Nunez
Melissa Nunez is the JV Girl athlete of the week because of her constant improvement. Melissa has shown a great effort during workouts and meets. She is a positive athlete, and a very hardworking runner. Melissa is a first year runner and a Junior at FHS. Way to go Melissa!

Justin Beach
Justin Beach is the JV Boy athlete of the week. He has placed second for the Fillmore High School Boys’ team for the past two races. At the last race, the Dos Pueblos Invitational he was in the top 20 of which earned him a medal. Justin is a Junior and a three year runner. He is a dedicated and hardworking athlete. Awesome work Justin!

Laura Garnica
The FHS Athlete of the week is Laura Garnica. She has been through a rough first couple of weeks, but now is back on track. Laura ran a season best of 20:38. It was only her third race of the season due to injury. Laura is the only four year runner on the Varsity Team. She has been a varsity runner since her freshmen year. Laura is also the captain for the 2012 season. It is exciting to see what she will do during her last few months running for Fillmore High School. Keep it up Laura!

Jose Almaguer
The FHS Athlete of the week is Jose Almaguer. Jose Almaguer is the athlete of the week because of his great showing at Stanford Invitational and the workouts to the week prior. Jose had been fighting sickness and slight injury coming into the season. He is now back and ready to get his senior year rolling. He was the number one finisher at Stanford clocking at a 16:28 for the 5k and finishing 11th out of 235 athletes. We are all looking forward to what is next for Jose! Great work Jose!

 
 
Varsity (l-r) Anthony Rivas, Hugo Valdovinos, Jose Almaguer, Alexander Frias, Isaac Gomez, Adrian Mejia and Nicolas Frias.
Varsity (l-r) Anthony Rivas, Hugo Valdovinos, Jose Almaguer, Alexander Frias, Isaac Gomez, Adrian Mejia and Nicolas Frias.
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With visions of large trees in their minds the boys’ varsity team traveled north to Palo Alto over the weekend with plans on competing in the prestigious Stanford Invitational. Promises were made to go to Ghirardelli square if they ran well or Alcatraz if they did not. The team took to the 5k college course and left it all on the field. They placed 1st in Division 4 and 5th overall against California schools. Once again tight group running allowed them to surge to the forefront. Jose Almaguer, the varsity runner of the meet, led the pack this time around with his finish of 16:28. This was fast enough for eleventh place. Alexander Frias, Hugo Valdovinos and Anthony Rivas were next, finishing 15th, 18th and 19th respectively. Isaac Gomez was the final scorer for the team at 22nd place and Adrian Mejia and Nicolas Frias held off the competition and kept the other teams at bay. This was truly an impressive feat for the team, the likes of which has not been seen in 10 years.

11 Jose Almaguer 16:28
15 Alexander Frias 16:29
18 Hugo Valdovinos 16:31
19 Anthony Rivas 16:32
22 Isaac Gomez 16:37
28 Adrian Mejia 16:41
59 Nicolas Frias 17:12

Surfs Up for the Flashes at the Dos Pueblos Invite
The thundering crash of the surf and the howling wail of the wind didn’t deter the team from an impressive showing at Shoreline Park and Lead Better Beach on Friday. The three mile race included one hill of note and was a relatively fast course. The competition was run by class.

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Elections are currently being held for the upcoming 2012-2013 year. All positions are open and anyone interested in participating is welcome to run for office. The meeting will be held on Thursday October 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Faith Community Church corner of Central Ave and 1st St in the social hall.

 
TVL # Varsity Boys (l-r) Nicolas Frias, Jose Almaguer, Adrian Mejia, Hugo Valdovinos, Isaac Gomez and Anthony
Rivas. The boys took first place last Thursday in Carpinteria at the Tri-Valley League meet #1. Currently the Varsity Boys’ team is ranked #1 in Division 4 for both CIF Southern Section and in State.
TVL # Varsity Boys (l-r) Nicolas Frias, Jose Almaguer, Adrian Mejia, Hugo Valdovinos, Isaac Gomez and Anthony Rivas. The boys took first place last Thursday in Carpinteria at the Tri-Valley League meet #1. Currently the Varsity Boys’ team is ranked #1 in Division 4 for both CIF Southern Section and in State.
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In an amazing day of intense cross country action the fan favorite team of Fillmore managed to play off their incredible abilities to power through the line and place high in the results for all divisions.

The boys’ varsity in a spectacular effort finished 3rd through 7th and 9th letting only two runners finish ahead of them and only one runner to break up the group. They once again had tight grouping and managed to finish within 5 seconds of each other to earn the first place slot in the meet. This week’s runner of the meet for the boys’ varsity Adrian Mejia led the effort with a 17:04.6. Over the next 5.08 seconds the remaining boys Isaac Gomez, Hugo Valdovinos, Anthony Rivas and Jose Almaguer would cross the line. Nico Frias in an impressive effort finished in 17:27.48. The boys’ have now gotten an early lead with their first place team victory.

The girls’ varsity was led by the charge of this week’s runner of the week Alexis Tafoya. The girls managed to hang on for a respectable 1:35 difference between scorers. Despite being banged up a bit with some injuries the girls surged for a fourth place overall finish.

The girls’ junior varsity also had a great race, finishing 3rd overall with Briana Segoviano and Amber Wilmot leading the charge finishing within seconds of each other and anchoring a 1:48 spilt difference between the first 5 scorers. Amber had such a superb performance that she earned runner of the week for the JV girls.

The junior varsity boys rounded out the day finishing 2nd overall with all 5 scorers in the top ten and all 7 placers in the top 20. Thirty four seconds separated the first place finisher Frank Chavez from 10th place finisher Sammy Martinez. Javier Rodriguez was the stand out performer of the day earning a coveted week in the spotlight with his JV boy runner of the week accomplishment.

Up next the boys’ varsity team will head to the Stanford Invitational on Saturday while the rest of the team will travel to the Dos Pueblos Invitational in Santa Barbara on Friday.

Full results:

Boys Varsity
3 Adrian Mejia SR 17:04.06
4 Isaac Gomez SR 17:04.07
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