Local girls may perform in London
Abigail Hale, left, and Cora Uruburu were named All-American cheerleaders at cheer camp this summer. Winning the award made them eligible to travel to London and perform in the London New Year’s Day Parade. Photo submitted
Oct. 16 — Think you have big plans to celebrate the New Year? Two young ladies from Lassen County plan to ring in 2014 by cheering through the streets of London.
Lassen High School cheerleaders Cora Uruburu and Abigail Hale have been working hard over the past several months to raise funds to allow them the opportunity of a lifetime — the chance to perform in London’s New Year’s Day parade with professional cheerleaders from around the world.
The pair were given the opportunity to travel to London and perform in the parade when the Lassen High School cheerleading squad went to cheer camp over the summer. Uruburu and Hale were among a group of cheerleaders nominated by the camp’s coaches to receive an All-American award, which made them eligible to travel to London and perform in the parade.
The All-American award is given to cheerleaders each summer at UCA, UDA, NCA, NDA and USA camps. Each year, thousands of cheerleaders and dancers try out for All-American, but only about 10 percent are chosen to receive the title. Receiving the All-American title also makes the dancer/cheerleader eligible to perform in various popular, televised parades and events, such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Disney Parks Christmas Parade Performance and many others.
The summer camp the Lassen High School cheerleading squad attended offered eligibility for All-Americans and All-American nominees to go on the Varsity London Tour from Dec. 26 to Jan. 2 and perform in the London New Year’s Day Parade.
It will cost Uruburu and Hale about $6,000 to make the trip, but they are determined to make their dream a reality and have already been working hard to raise the funds.
In previous years, All-American winners have chosen not to go on the trip they were eligible for, usually because it’s hard to raise the money to fund the trip. However, Uruburu and Hale’s desire to go to London outweighed their fear of fundraising obstacles.
“Most years the girls (who get All-American) are like, ‘Oh, whatever, it’s London,’ but we were like, ‘No, we want to do this,’” Uruburu said.
The pair has donation cans set up in local businesses around town, are planning to hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser and will be participating in the Honey Lake Valley Grange Haunted House.
The final payment for their trip is due in early November.
For more information or to donate funds to the girls’ trip, call Uruburu at 251-7663.
Local mountain bike club plans a downhill dash
Sean Buehler, of Susanville, competes in last year’s Super-D. The Susanville Area Bicycle Association will be hosting the downhill race again this year and is adding a new junior class for riders ages 12 and younger. File photo
Oct. 15 — Do you have a mountain bike and the need for speed? If so, you may want to register for the Susanville Area Bicycle Association’s (SABA) second annual Super-D.
After a successful inaugural year last year, the local mountain biking club is bringing back the popular downhill race.
The race will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 at Susanville Ranch Park and is open to mountain bikers of all skill levels. Riders can register in the open (pro/expert), sport, beginner, junior or women’s divisions. The 4.1 mile long course descends about 1,500 feet in elevation and, according to the race registration page, is fast, flowing, and includes several corners and surprises along the way.
Last year, about 19 bikers participated in the race. This year SABA expects to have about 25 to 30 racers.
There will be three shuttles to get racers to the top of the course. Racers will get one practice run and two timed race runs. The times of each timed run will be combined for an overall combined time.
The open and sport divisions will go through the full 4.1-mile descent, while beginners will go through the bottom 1.5-mile part of the course, nicknamed heart attack hill.
The junior class is new this year and is open to riders age 12 and younger. There is no cost to register in the junior division. Riders will go through the bottom half-mile of the course.
“We just wanted to get some of the younger crowd involved … get them up there and let them do it and see if we can get them excited about riding bikes,” said Brian Tilford, SABA member.
The top finishers in the open class will split 50 percent of the funds collected from the open class registration fees, while the other divisions will receive medals and other prizes.
Riders will also have the opportunity to sign up to compete in the Dash for Cash on race day. Riders will race down the bottom 1.5 miles of the course and the winner will take home a cash prize.
Registration opens at 7 a.m. on race day and the races begin at 10 a.m.
Parking and restrooms will be available on site. However, the race area is remote and does not have running water.
For more information, visit sabadirtriders.com.
Grizzlies take on the Shasta Wolves at homecoming game
The Lassen High School Grizzlies took on Shasta High School for their homecoming football game Friday, Oct. 11. Lassen lost the game, 42-35. Here, Lassen’s Jacob Padelford, Christian Harlowe and Kyle Gullion team up to take down Shasta’s Trevor Russell. Photo by Maddie Musante
Powder Puff game provides a night of fun and football
Lassen High School celebrated its homecoming last week and held its annual Powder Puff football game Wednesday, Oct. 9. Junior and sophomore girls were on one team and senior and freshman girls were on the other. Here, Mikayla Rawson runs the ball for the senior/freshman team. Photos by Maddie Musante
Kennedy Ford runs toward the end zone for the junior/sophomore team while Kelcie Mendonca attempts to grab one of Ford’s flags. The junior/sophomore team won the game.
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