Fillmore Flashes Girls Tennis Team along with Nordoff after their match on September 25th. Photos courtesy Coach Lolita Bowman.
Fillmore Flashes Girls Tennis Team along with Nordoff after their match on September 25th. Photos courtesy Coach Lolita Bowman.
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Submitted by FHS Tennis Coach Lolita Bowman

Fillmore high school girls tennis traveled to Nordoff high school on September 25. The final score was Fillmore 1, Nordoff 17. Two days later, we traveled to Santa Paula high school where the final score was Fillmore 3, Santa Paula 15. With my humble and young tennis team of three years, I have learned that it is not about the end result, but the times in between. The smiles that I see when new tennis players like Valerie Esparza and Stephanie Garcia hit a great shot, or when they ace their opponent is fulfilling for me as a coach. Frustration is also great to witness as they care about playing better against their opponents. Playing well is what I witness on the courts, and I am happy to teach them a lifelong sport as my friends and I enjoy to this day. This week we play Hueneme high school, ending our first round of play with schools in our league. We will be playing against the same schools for the second time in the weeks to come. I share this famous quote by the late Arthur Ashe as I shared with my players, “You are never really playing an opponent, you are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits that are real joy.”

 


 
The Fillmore Middle School Wrestling team has been busy over the last two weeks competing in local tournaments at Fremont Middle School in Oxnard and at Isbell Middle School in Santa Paula. The next event will be a 4-team home meet at Fillmore Middle School on Wednesday, October 3rd. The Bulldogs will host Balboa, Sinaloa, and Soria Middle Schools. Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 5:30 pm and conclude at 7:30 pm. Admission to the event is free. Pictured above is Fillmore wrestler Devin Camacho as he dominates during his match at the Fremont Tournament. Story and photos courtesy Coach Michael Torres.
The Fillmore Middle School Wrestling team has been busy over the last two weeks competing in local tournaments at Fremont Middle School in Oxnard and at Isbell Middle School in Santa Paula. The next event will be a 4-team home meet at Fillmore Middle School on Wednesday, October 3rd. The Bulldogs will host Balboa, Sinaloa, and Soria Middle Schools. Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 5:30 pm and conclude at 7:30 pm. Admission to the event is free. Pictured above is Fillmore wrestler Devin Camacho as he dominates during his match at the Fremont Tournament. Story and photos courtesy Coach Michael Torres.
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Joe Wood spoke at the Fillmore High School Hall of Fame event.
Joe Wood spoke at the Fillmore High School Hall of Fame event.
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The event was well attended.
The event was well attended.
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Last Friday night, the Fillmore Flashes football team lost to Nordhoff, 24-13, to bring their record to 3-3. With running back Bryce Nunez out, David Tovar led the team in rushing with 84 yards, and junior Hugo Virto contributed with 73 yards on the ground as well. On defense, junior Ryan Gonzalez returned from an offseason ankle injury to lead the team with 11 total tackles. Sophomore Nick Jimenez continued his strong season with 2 sacks and a total of 7 tackles. The Flashes JV also fell short to Nordoff last week with a final score of 21 – 12. Next week the Flashes are away at Hueneme on Friday, September 28th JV 4:00pm and Varsity 7pm. All Fillmore Flashes Football & Cheer photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
Last Friday night, the Fillmore Flashes football team lost to Nordhoff, 24-13, to bring their record to 3-3. With running back Bryce Nunez out, David Tovar led the team in rushing with 84 yards, and junior Hugo Virto contributed with 73 yards on the ground as well. On defense, junior Ryan Gonzalez returned from an offseason ankle injury to lead the team with 11 total tackles. Sophomore Nick Jimenez continued his strong season with 2 sacks and a total of 7 tackles. The Flashes JV also fell short to Nordoff last week with a final score of 21 – 12. Next week the Flashes are away at Hueneme on Friday, September 28th JV 4:00pm and Varsity 7pm. All Fillmore Flashes Football & Cheer photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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All Fillmore Flashes Football & Cheer photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
All Fillmore Flashes Football & Cheer photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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Below are the SoCal Fillmore Bears game results for Saturday, September 22nd: SoCal Fillmore Bears Gremlins (away game) vs. Burbank Vikings 50-26, Bears. SoCal Fillmore Bears Pee Wee (away game) vs. Moorpark Musketeers 22-0, Bears. SoCal Fillmore Bears Bantams (away game) vs. Highland Bulldogs 40-14, Bulldogs. SoCal Fillmore Bears Juniors (away game) vs. North Oxnard Warriors 42-6, Warriors. SoCal Fillmore Bears Seniors (away game) vs. Highland Bulldogs 25-12, Bears.
This Saturday’s games will September 29th: SoCal Fillmore Bears Gremlins vs. HIgland Bulldogs 8am at Fillmore High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Pee Wee vs. Valley Rams 10:15am at Fillmore High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Bantams vs. Santa Clarita Chiefs 12:30pm at Fillmore High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Juniors vs. Highland Bulldogs 5pm at Fillmore High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Seniors vs. Santa Clarita Seminoles 2:45pm at Fillmore High School.

 
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Below are the Fillmore Raiders game results for Saturday, September 22nd: Raiders Mighty Mites Black (home game) vs. Valley Thunder 20-0, (Raiders). Raiders Mighty Mites Silver had a Bye week. Raiders Bantams (home game) vs. Saugus 22-0, Saugus. Raiders Sophomores (home game) vs. Simi Valley Bulldogs no score reported. Raiders Juniors (home game) vs. Mid-Valley 35-0, Raiders. Raiders Seniors (home game) vs. Camarillo 38-20, Raiders. This week’s games will be September 29th: Raiders Might Mites Black vs. San Fernando Rush 8am at Cleveland High School. Raiders Mighty Mites Silver vs. Santa Barbara 8am at Rio Mesa High School. Raiders Bantams vs. Santa Barbara 10am at Fillmore High School. Raiders Sophomores vs. Carpinteria 8am at Carpinteria High School. Raiders Juniors have a bye week. Raiders Seniors have a bye week. All Fillmore Raiders Youth Football & Cheer Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
Below are the Fillmore Raiders game results for Saturday, September 22nd: Raiders Mighty Mites Black (home game) vs. Valley Thunder 20-0, (Raiders). Raiders Mighty Mites Silver had a Bye week. Raiders Bantams (home game) vs. Saugus 22-0, Saugus. Raiders Sophomores (home game) vs. Simi Valley Bulldogs no score reported. Raiders Juniors (home game) vs. Mid-Valley 35-0, Raiders. Raiders Seniors (home game) vs. Camarillo 38-20, Raiders. This week’s games will be September 29th: Raiders Might Mites Black vs. San Fernando Rush 8am at Cleveland High School. Raiders Mighty Mites Silver vs. Santa Barbara 8am at Rio Mesa High School. Raiders Bantams vs. Santa Barbara 10am at Fillmore High School. Raiders Sophomores vs. Carpinteria 8am at Carpinteria High School. Raiders Juniors have a bye week. Raiders Seniors have a bye week. All Fillmore Raiders Youth Football & Cheer Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
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All Fillmore Raiders Youth Football & Cheer Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
All Fillmore Raiders Youth Football & Cheer Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
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Submitted by Head Coach Lindsey Cota

9/19/18: Varsity- Fillmore vs. Hueneme - Final Score: 15 - 4 Hueneme

We honestly should have had a close game and possibly even won that one, but several of our kids are new to the sport and had never even seen a game before, let alone played in one. Honestly, we made a lot of mistakes, but it wasn't anything out of the ordinary for a young team. I'm glad they got to make mistakes without feeling too defeated, and can now see how competitive they can and should be. Hopefully they also see that the seemingly little things that we go over in practice are significant, and we can learn from yesterdays mistakes. Looking forward to playing Hueneme again this season, and I think the boys are too...we're out for a little redemption.

 

On Friday, the Cross country teams participated in the Raider Invitational in Oxnard on the College Park Course. This meet had a starting time of 1 P.M. and featured 3 divisions, boys and girls Frosh-Soph, Junior Varsity and Varsity. The course is run mostly on grass with some dirt road over 3 Mile race.

The girls Frosh-Soph kicked of the day with a surprising new leader, Isabella De La Cruz, who finished 41st in a time of 22:40.99, a personal best. She was followed by Angelica Herrera 69th in 23:30.22, Jasmine Vega 179th in 27:06, Emma Ortiz 189th in 27:28.87, Isabel De La Cruz 190th in 27:37.28, and Daisy Guerrero 238th in 33:27.15.

In the Frosh-Soph boys race Jesse De La Cruz tempoed his way to a 25th place finish in 18:05.47. He was followed by Matt Munoz 29th in 18:11.73, James Flores 82nd in 19:41.03, Andres Gonzalez 145th in 20:43.37, Alotl Aparicio 208th in 22:04.02, Eneyin Ortega 215th in 22:16.25, and Anthony Estrella 232nd in 23:04.95.

Emma Orozco led the Junior Varsity girls finishing in 71st place in a time of 24:46.71, she was shadowed by teammate Eva Vieyra who finished one step back in 72nd place in 24:47.72.

In the Junior Varsity boys race Alex Recancoj ran to a 13th place finished and posted a personal best time of 17:42.59, Alex Manzo finished in 19th in a time of 17:58.32. Both these boys medaled. They were followed by Jesus Cadena 24th in 18:08.81, Andrew Otineru 50th in 18:54.8, Jorge Acevedo, 58th in 19:02.89, Luis Leon 90th in 19:54.32, and Daniel Cruz 105th in 20:16.93.

The Varsity girls were led by a determined front running Carissa Rodriguez, Carissa Led from wire to wire and ran away from a strong group of competitors that included the number one ranked team in Division 4, Foothill Technology and Moorpark the number 5 ranked team in Division 3. She was supported by teammates Diana Perez 7th in 18:59.42, Vanessa Avila 13th in 19:29.45, and Nicole Gonzalez 27th in 20:07.27, and Ebony Venegas 66th in 21:59.22. The first three Fillmore athletes were awarded individual medals for their exceptional finish place

The Varsity boy’s top runner for the second time this season was sophomore Rey Laureano. In a quality field, Rey finished in 14th place in a time of 16:13.9 and was the lone medal recipient in this race. He was followed by Nick Villela 24th in 16:23.27, Jesse Martinez 35th in 16:44.55, Fabian Del Villar 42nd in 16:53.03, Davis Flores (place and time N/A), and Erick Gutierrez 67th in 17:22.35.

The Flashes will next compete on Tuesday, 10/02 in Fillmore on our home course at Elkins Golf Course. The meet will start at 4 P.M... We hope to see you there.

 
Flashes golfer Destiny Menjuga getting ready to take her shot in their match against Santa Barbara last week. Photo courtesy Coach Dave Mac Donald.
Flashes golfer Destiny Menjuga getting ready to take her shot in their match against Santa Barbara last week. Photo courtesy Coach Dave Mac Donald.
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Submitted by Coach Dave Mac Donald

Fillmore lady Flashes traveled to Santa Barbara for its first Citrus View match of the season this past Thursday and came home with a well played 2nd place finish! FHS was led by Alyssa Ibarra who finished 3rd in the individuals with a score of 50. Of special note was the score of Senior Daisy Santa Rosa who shot a 58, her first time under 60 in a match. The ladies continue to represent the community of Fillmore with their outstanding sportsmanship which always brings praises from the other coaches. Our next league match will be at Elkins on September 27th.

 
Submitted by Head Coach Sean Miller. The Fillmore Flashes football team fell to Carpinteria on Friday night, 27-14, to bring their record to 3-2. On defense, David Tovar led the way with 7 total tackles and Tyler Coert contributed with a sack. Bryce Nunez had another strong performance on the ground, rushing for 147 yards and senior Quarter Back Jake Saviers threw for 217 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Next week the Flashes are home for their homecoming game against Nordhoff at 7:30pm on Friday, September 21st. All Fillmore Flashes Football & Cheer photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
Submitted by Head Coach Sean Miller. The Fillmore Flashes football team fell to Carpinteria on Friday night, 27-14, to bring their record to 3-2. On defense, David Tovar led the way with 7 total tackles and Tyler Coert contributed with a sack. Bryce Nunez had another strong performance on the ground, rushing for 147 yards and senior Quarter Back Jake Saviers threw for 217 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Next week the Flashes are home for their homecoming game against Nordhoff at 7:30pm on Friday, September 21st. All Fillmore Flashes Football & Cheer photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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Below are the SoCal Fillmore Bears game results for Saturday, September 15th: SoCal Fillmore Bears Gremlins (home game) vs. West Lancaster Eagles 36-18, Eagles. SoCal Fillmore Bears Pee Wee (home game) vs. North Oxnard Warriors Red 6-0, Warriors. SoCal Fillmore Bears Bantams (home game) vs. Moorpark Musketeers Green 45-0, Bears. SoCal Fillmore Bears Juniors (home game) vs. Palmdale Falcons 16-6, Falcons. SoCal Fillmore Bears Seniors (home game) vs. Santa Barbara Sharks 26-21, Sharks. This Saturday’s games will September 22nd: SoCal Fillmore Bears Gremlins vs. Burbank Vikings 8am at Burbank High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Pee Wee vs. Moorpark Mysketeers 10:15am at Moorpark High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Bantams vs. Highland Bulldogs 12:30pm at Highland High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Juniors vs. North Oxnard Warriors 4pm at Oxnard High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Seniors vs. Highland Bulldogs 7:15pm at Highland High School. All SoCal Fillmore Bears Youth Football & Cheer Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
Below are the SoCal Fillmore Bears game results for Saturday, September 15th: SoCal Fillmore Bears Gremlins (home game) vs. West Lancaster Eagles 36-18, Eagles. SoCal Fillmore Bears Pee Wee (home game) vs. North Oxnard Warriors Red 6-0, Warriors. SoCal Fillmore Bears Bantams (home game) vs. Moorpark Musketeers Green 45-0, Bears. SoCal Fillmore Bears Juniors (home game) vs. Palmdale Falcons 16-6, Falcons. SoCal Fillmore Bears Seniors (home game) vs. Santa Barbara Sharks 26-21, Sharks. This Saturday’s games will September 22nd: SoCal Fillmore Bears Gremlins vs. Burbank Vikings 8am at Burbank High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Pee Wee vs. Moorpark Mysketeers 10:15am at Moorpark High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Bantams vs. Highland Bulldogs 12:30pm at Highland High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Juniors vs. North Oxnard Warriors 4pm at Oxnard High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Seniors vs. Highland Bulldogs 7:15pm at Highland High School. All SoCal Fillmore Bears Youth Football & Cheer Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
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All SoCal Fillmore Bears Youth Football & Cheer Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
All SoCal Fillmore Bears Youth Football & Cheer Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
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Below are the Fillmore Raiders game results for Saturday, September 15th:

Raiders Mighty Mites Black had a Bye week. Raiders Mighty Mites Silver (away game) vs. Saugus Silver 36-0, Raiders. Raiders Bantams (away game) vs. SC Grizzles 18-12, Grizzlies. Raiders Sophomores (away game) vs. Camarillo 22-0, Camarillo. Raiders Juniors (away game) vs. Carpinteria 38-6, Raiders. Raiders Seniors (away game) vs. Newbury Park 28-14, Newbury Park.
This week’s games will be September 22nd: Raiders Might Mites Black vs. Valley Thunder 8am at Fillmore High School. Raiders Mighty Mites Silver has a Bye week. Raiders Bantams vs. Saugus 10am at Fillmore High School. Raiders Sophomores vs. Simi Valley Bulldogs 12pm at Fillmore High School. Raiders Juniors vs. Mid-Valley 12pm at Fillmore High School. Raiders Seniors vs. Camarillo 4pm at Fillmore High School.

 
Pictured left to right are Fillmore Middle School Wrestling Team participants Alexa Martinez, Emma Torres, Meya Garcia, Devin Camacho, and Jonathan Patino after the Takedown Tournament. Photo Courtesy Head Coach Michael Torres.Submitted by Head Coach Michael Torres. The Fillmore Middle School Wrestling Team recently competed at Isbell Middle School’s Annual Takedown Tournament on Thursday, September 13th. The team was led by 6th graders Jonathan Patino and Emma Torres who were both undefeated with records of 2-0 as each of them compiled 4 takedowns. Meya Garcia (grade 8) was 1-1 with 3 takedowns. Alexa Martinez was 1-1 with 2 takedowns. Devin Camacho (grade 6) was 0-2 with 1 takedown. The team will travel to Fremont Middle School on Wednesday, September 19th for a 4 team dual tournament.
Pictured left to right are Fillmore Middle School Wrestling Team participants Alexa Martinez, Emma Torres, Meya Garcia, Devin Camacho, and Jonathan Patino after the Takedown Tournament. Photo Courtesy Head Coach Michael Torres.Submitted by Head Coach Michael Torres. The Fillmore Middle School Wrestling Team recently competed at Isbell Middle School’s Annual Takedown Tournament on Thursday, September 13th. The team was led by 6th graders Jonathan Patino and Emma Torres who were both undefeated with records of 2-0 as each of them compiled 4 takedowns. Meya Garcia (grade 8) was 1-1 with 3 takedowns. Alexa Martinez was 1-1 with 2 takedowns. Devin Camacho (grade 6) was 0-2 with 1 takedown. The team will travel to Fremont Middle School on Wednesday, September 19th for a 4 team dual tournament.
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Courtesy FHS Tennis Head Coach Lolita Bowman

The final score with the match against Laguna Blanca was Fillmore 3, Laguna Blanca 15. Singles player Stephanie Garcia scoring one point for Fillmore and doubles teams Maria Gonzales/Amairani Aragon and Karime Renteria/Valerie Esparza scoring the two additional points. I wasn’t surprised when the opposing coach mentioned the good integrity of the girls playing for Fillmore High School. I also see this wonderful quality when I am with this bunch of girls. Briana, Maria, Karime, Amairani, Jessica, Valerie, Michelle, Valerie and Melissa are all a joy to have on the team. I can say that this nice group of girls have supportive parents and are devoted to the game of tennis, explaining it all. Remember, being able to play this sport takes a lot of effort. Learning how to serve, volley, hit forehands and backhands are only a few skills among many to learn. During a match, I see smiling faces as they score points on the court; a well deserved emotion as many hours of practice have been endured. The girls are playing well as they have been putting in the effort running sprints, jumping rope and completing drills. One drill, I have nicknamed “the Massachusetts drill” works on two goals: hit a lob over the net player’s head and keep moving on the court. Working on strategies to score more points on the court is a primary goal after basic skills are learned. Finally, This week we play against Malibu and Carpinteria. Go Flashes!

 

Submitted by Head Coach Tanya Gonzales
On September 6th the Lady Flashes kicked off league against Nordhoff. Scores were: Varsity 12-25, 10-25, and 12-25. Stand out players were Emma Ocegueda 11 digs and Tori Gonzales with 2 serving aces and 9 digs. JV 13-25, 15-25 & Frosh 20-25, 25-27.

On September 11th Fillmore hosted Santa Paula. Scores were: Varsity won 25-16, 25-20, and 25-20. Stand out players were Jessica Velasquez had 4 aces and 7 digs, Emma Ocegueda 3 aces and 13 digs, Tori Gonzales 11 digs, 5 kills, and 7 assists. JV won 25-19 and 27-25 & Frosh lost 10-25, 25-17, and 8-15.

On September 13th the Flashes hosted Hueneme. Scores were: Varsity lost 21-25, 14-25, and 10-25, Stand out players were Jessica Velasquez with 5 serving aces 8digs and 2 kills, Emma Ocegueda 12 digs. JV won 25-22, 16-25, and 15-12 & Frosh won 25-21 and 25-14.

 
Submitted by Head Coach Sean Miller. The Fillmore Flashes football team improved their record to 3-1 last Friday night with a win over La Canada 32-0. Junior running back Bryce Nunez ran for over one hundred yards for the third time in four games with 107 yards and two touchdowns. The Flashes’ defense had their first shutout of the year and senior Abe Santa Rosa and junior David Tovar led the way with 10 and 13 total tackles, respectively. Junior receiver/defensive back Ricky Calderon played well on both sides of the ball and also contributed with a punt return for a touchdown. Next week the Flashes travel to play Carpinteria in their first league game JV 4:30pm & 7pm on Friday, September 14th. All Fillmore Flashes Football & Cheer photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
Submitted by Head Coach Sean Miller. The Fillmore Flashes football team improved their record to 3-1 last Friday night with a win over La Canada 32-0. Junior running back Bryce Nunez ran for over one hundred yards for the third time in four games with 107 yards and two touchdowns. The Flashes’ defense had their first shutout of the year and senior Abe Santa Rosa and junior David Tovar led the way with 10 and 13 total tackles, respectively. Junior receiver/defensive back Ricky Calderon played well on both sides of the ball and also contributed with a punt return for a touchdown. Next week the Flashes travel to play Carpinteria in their first league game JV 4:30pm & 7pm on Friday, September 14th. All Fillmore Flashes Football & Cheer photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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Photos courtesy Nancy Vaca.
Photos courtesy Nancy Vaca.
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Submitted by Nancy Vaca

Game Scores for this weekend of Saturday September 8th and 9th:
OCS League Saturday - September 8:
2010 Boys - Score: California United 1 – 2 VC Fusion
Goal: Nathan Lepe
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2008 Boys - Score: California United 4-0 Aguilas de Oxnard
Goals: Julio ballesteros 1,Abe de la Cruz 2, Jesus Canchola 1.
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2006 Girls Bronze Alpha - Score: California United 5-0 Oxnard Wave SC
Goals: Karissa Terrazas 1, Athena Sanchez 1, Jadon Rodriguez 1, Victoria Piña 1, Marlene Gonzalez 1, Assist: Marlene Gonzalez 2, Karissa Terrazas 1.
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2005 Boys Bronze Alpha - Score: CU 4 - 0 Coastal Valley Juventus, Goals: Arnulfo “chino” zepeda hat trick (3), Oscar Fuentes (1), Assist: Juan Garza 2.
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2001 Girls Bronze North - Score: California United 2-2 Esperanza, Goals:Jennifer Cruz and Anahi Andrade.
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2001 Boys Silver Alpha - Score: California United 4-1 Central Coast Condors, Goals: Yobani Figueroa, Juan Maciel, and Sergio Ramos, Assists: Yobani Figueroa, Julio Suarez, Octavio Rodriguez.
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Coast Soccer League - Sunday September 9:
2008 Girls Bronze Beta - Score: California United 1-2 Ventura FC White, Goal:Valerie Rubio, Assist: Jazleen Vaca.
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Score: California United 4-1 Dynasty FC, Goals: Marlene 2, Jadon, Fatima
Assist: Marlene.
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California United 3 -2 Outlaws - Goals: Arnulfo "Chino" Zepeda 1, Alejandro Lanza 1, and Lisandro Orozco 1 game winner, Assist: Arnulfo "Chino "Zepeda 1 and Lisandro Orozco 1.
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Score: California United 1-3 Palmdale, Goal: Aliyah Lopez.
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Score: California United 5-0 Oxnard Wave SC Gold, Goals: Sergio Ramos 2, Luis Sosa 1, Octavio Rodriguez 1, Carlos Vargas 1, Assists: Jonathan Laureano, Carlos Vargas, Yobany Figueroa.