Fillmore AYSO Youth Soccer is in full swing on September 29th the held their 5th week of games at Sheills Park players and at Shiells park in Fillmore. Pictured are two players with their dad enjoying a fun weekend of competition. Photos courtesy Coach Omero.
Fillmore AYSO Youth Soccer is in full swing on September 29th the held their 5th week of games at Sheills Park players and at Shiells park in Fillmore. Pictured are two players with their dad enjoying a fun weekend of competition. Photos courtesy Coach Omero.
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The Fillmore Flashes football team got their first league win, 28-14 vs. Hueneme High School, to improve their overall record to 4-3. Senior linebacker Abraham Santa Rosa and senior defensive lineman Marshall Martinez both had strong games. Junior defensive back Ryan Gonzalez contributed with his first interception of the year. Running back Bryce Nunez led the way again with 116 yards rushing and 3 TDs. Senior quarterback Jake Saviers threw for 111 yards on 13 of 19 passing and 1 touchdown to junior receiver Jared Schieferle. Flashes JV also defeated Hueneme with a final score of 28-20. Next week the Flashes have their bye week, but return to play on 10/12 at Santa Clara high school at 7pm. Submitted By Head Coach Sean Miller. Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
The Fillmore Flashes football team got their first league win, 28-14 vs. Hueneme High School, to improve their overall record to 4-3. Senior linebacker Abraham Santa Rosa and senior defensive lineman Marshall Martinez both had strong games. Junior defensive back Ryan Gonzalez contributed with his first interception of the year. Running back Bryce Nunez led the way again with 116 yards rushing and 3 TDs. Senior quarterback Jake Saviers threw for 111 yards on 13 of 19 passing and 1 touchdown to junior receiver Jared Schieferle. Flashes JV also defeated Hueneme with a final score of 28-20. Next week the Flashes have their bye week, but return to play on 10/12 at Santa Clara high school at 7pm. Submitted By Head Coach Sean Miller. Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
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This past Saturday the SoCal Fillmore Bears hosted their 2018 Homecoming. Pictured above is the Bears 2018 Homecoming court along with Lori McLain (center) who was presented with a donation check of $100 to the American Cancer Society. SoCal Fillmore Bears game results for Saturday, September 29th: SoCal Fillmore Bears Gremlins (home game) vs. Highland Bulldogs 18-14, Bears. SoCal Fillmore Bears Pee Wee (home game) vs. Valley Rams 34-6, Rams. SoCal Fillmore Bears Bantams (home game) vs. Santa Clarita Chiefs 21-12, Bears. SoCal Fillmore Bears Juniors (home game) vs. Highland Bulldogs 16-8, Bulldogs. SoCal Fillmore Bears Seniors (home game) vs. Santa Clarita Seminoles 14-6, Bears.
This Saturday’s games will October 6th: SoCal Fillmore Bears Gremlins vs. South Valley Raiders 8am at Cesar Chavez High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Pee Wee vs. Ventura Packers White 10:15am at Buena High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Bantams vs. South Valley Raiders 10:15am at Cesar Chavez High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Juniors vs. Camarillo Roadrunners 10:15am at Camarillo High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Seniors vs. Agoura Chargers 11:15am at Agoura Chargers. Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
This past Saturday the SoCal Fillmore Bears hosted their 2018 Homecoming. Pictured above is the Bears 2018 Homecoming court along with Lori McLain (center) who was presented with a donation check of $100 to the American Cancer Society. SoCal Fillmore Bears game results for Saturday, September 29th: SoCal Fillmore Bears Gremlins (home game) vs. Highland Bulldogs 18-14, Bears. SoCal Fillmore Bears Pee Wee (home game) vs. Valley Rams 34-6, Rams. SoCal Fillmore Bears Bantams (home game) vs. Santa Clarita Chiefs 21-12, Bears. SoCal Fillmore Bears Juniors (home game) vs. Highland Bulldogs 16-8, Bulldogs. SoCal Fillmore Bears Seniors (home game) vs. Santa Clarita Seminoles 14-6, Bears. This Saturday’s games will October 6th: SoCal Fillmore Bears Gremlins vs. South Valley Raiders 8am at Cesar Chavez High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Pee Wee vs. Ventura Packers White 10:15am at Buena High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Bantams vs. South Valley Raiders 10:15am at Cesar Chavez High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Juniors vs. Camarillo Roadrunners 10:15am at Camarillo High School. SoCal Fillmore Bears Seniors vs. Agoura Chargers 11:15am at Agoura Chargers. Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
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Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
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Below are the Fillmore Raiders game results for Saturday, September 29th: Raiders Mighty Mites Black (away game) vs. San Fernando Rush 20-0, Ruch. Raiders Mighty Mites Silver (away game) vs. Santa Barbara 20-8, Santa Brabara. Raiders Bantams (away game) vs. Santa Barbara 32-6, Raiders. Raiders Sophomores (away game) vs. Carpinteria 12-8, Raiders. Raiders Juniors had a bye week. Raiders Seniors had a bye week.

This week’s games will be October 6th: Raiders Might Mites Black vs. Simi Valley Bulldogs 10am at Fillmore High School. Raiders Mighty Mites Silver vs. Grace Brethren Black 8am at Fillmore High School. Raiders Bantams have a bye week. Raiders Sophomores vs. have a bye week. Raiders Juniors vs. San Fernando Rush 12pm at Fillmore High School. Raiders Seniors vs. Ventura 2pm at Fillmore High School.

 
FHS hosted the second round of the Citrus View league girls golf and came away victorious beating everyone with a low score of 239. FHS was lead by Destiny Menjuga with a low score of 44. Fillmore is tied with Nordhoff at 9 points each going into Thursday's 3rd round match at the Seebee course in Hueneme. Submitted by Coach Dave MacDonald.
FHS hosted the second round of the Citrus View league girls golf and came away victorious beating everyone with a low score of 239. FHS was lead by Destiny Menjuga with a low score of 44. Fillmore is tied with Nordhoff at 9 points each going into Thursday's 3rd round match at the Seebee course in Hueneme. Submitted by Coach Dave MacDonald.
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Submitted by Coach Lindsey Cota

9/26/18 - Fillmore vs. Nordhoff; Score: 10 - 1 Nordhoff

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9/27/18 - Fillmore vs. Villanova; Score: 26 - 0 Villanova

Although the scores may not reflect it, our boys are improving and made some improvements from the first game to the second this week. Every team we've played has brought a different strength to the table, so every game so far has been a major learning opportunity for our players.

The biggest issue our kids face is probably conditioning. This is a fairly new program for our high school and we really struggle with recruiting our male students to come out and give the sport a shot. Not being able to have that depth on the bench kills us every single game. Imagine running a football program with little more than the 11 players required on the field. There are no breaks in each quarter and play is continuous, so with very few subs to give our players the breaks they so need, it becomes difficult for them to keep up with teams that are able to field every required position two or even three times over. I've definitely seen improvement from year to year, but next year I'd like for our kids to come out of the gate with a serious fighting chance so we're going to have to hit both the conditioning and recruiting hard.

For the rest of this season we're going to have to find a way to be confident enough in our actions on the field to play aggressively and commit to our choices even if that means making mistakes. Although, like every other coach, I'd obviously prefer that they occur during practices and not during games, as long as we can learn from them and not repeat them, I'm all for the mistakes. It comes with the territory of a new program and provides us with learning opportunities to build off of. I'm looking forward to watching these boys improve through the rest of this season and particularly, the fact that we get to see all of these teams again. That'll be a great way for us to be able to markedly see the improvements we've made as a team and individually this season.

 
 
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.