Flash mob roars at Lassen High football game
Ivanna Rose, left, Tyler Winn and Kylie Downing lead the crowd in dancing to Katy Perry’s hit single, “Roar.” Lassen High School student Jacqui Connell put together a flash mob that invaded the football field during Lassen High’s home football game against Foothill High School on Friday, Sept. 20. The mob’s performance of “Roar” was filmed and will be submitted as part of a contest. Photo by Maddie Musante
Sept. 27 — When Lassen High School junior Jacqui Connell heard about a contest to win a live concert by chart-topping recording artist Katy Perry for her school, she didn’t hesitate to gather a group of friends and put together a submission video.
The contest, put on by Good Morning America, requires participants to send in a two-minute video of the entrant and others at his or her school performing their own rendition of Katy Perry’s hit single “Roar.” According to the Good Morning America website, one student representative entrant will win a live concert by Perry to be held at the school on or about Oct. 25. The concert will also be broadcast on Good Morning America.
After hearing about the contest and reading the rules, Connell and her friends decided to create their submission video during Lassen High School’s home football game against Foothill High School on Friday, Sept. 20. At halftime, fans were surprised with a flash mob of students, athletes, fans and parents who rushed onto the football field to perform “Roar.”
Connell enlisted Lassen High School senior Ivanna Rose to choreograph a dance and teach it to the crowd, while Lauren Cagle acted as Katy Perry. After doing one practice round, the students invited people from the crowd to join them in the filming of the submission video. What came next was several minutes of dancing, singing and roaring to Perry’s popular song.
According to Connell, the winner of the concert will be announced around Oct. 10. Whether she wins or not, there is no doubt the flash mob and filming of the video was a fun and unforgettable experience for many students and Lassen football fans.
For more information on the contest, visit abcnews.com.
Diamond Mountain Speedway wraps up the racing season, announces track champs
Sept. 26 — Diamond Mountain Speedway ended the racing season by holding its final races Saturday, Sept. 14 and announcing the track champions for the 2013 racing season. Lary Whitebird won the mini division, Samantha Schultz took the championship in the strictly stock division and Riley Simmons was the victor of the modified division.
Whitebird, of Standish, didn’t even need to show up to Saturday’s race to win the mini division because his lead was already so great, but he loves racing and wouldn’t miss the opportunity to get out on the track. In his sixth year of racing, Whitebird is now a four-time track champion at Diamond Mountain Speedway. He also races in Quincy and Reno.
Although Whitebird now does most of the work on his car himself and continues to excel on the racetrack, he says he didn’t get interested in racing on his own, a family member introduced him to the sport.
“My daughter actually got into it first and then she drove this car and moved up and I took it over,” he said before Saturday’s race.
While it was the last race of the season at Diamond Mountain Speedway, Whitebird isn’t sure he will be ending his racing season just yet.
“I might get the bug and go race somewhere else,” he said.
Despite already having the title of track champion guaranteed to him prior to Saturday’s races, Whitebird still went all out for Diamond Mountain Speedway’s last hurrah of the year, winning the heat race, trophy dash and main event before claiming his championship trophy for the mini division.
The results of Diamond Mountain Speedway’s final races of 2013 are as follows:
Mini division results
Whitebird, in car No. 97, took first place in the heat race, with Joe Marlow, in car No. 7j, coming in behind him in second place.
Whitebird also won the trophy dash and Marlow, again, took second.
The main event saw Whitebird as the winner for the third time that evening, with Marlow getting second and Jacob Diaz, in car No. 5, coming in third.
Mini division standings
Whitebird claimed the championship in the mini division, leading by a wide margin of 96 points. Bailee Glenn was the second-highest points winner with 159 points, Galen Hainline was third with 129 points, Micah Jacobs and Marlow each had 41 points, getting them fourth and fifth place, Michael Nichols came in sixth with 40 points, Matt Canada’s 39 points landed him in seventh place, Diaz had 38 points and got eighth and Andrew Love came in ninth with 37 points.
Strictly stock division
Junior Toon, driving car No. 33, was the winner of the first heat race, with Nathan Howard, in car No. 81, coming in behind him in second place and Samantha Schultz, in car No. 05, taking third.
The second heat race saw Dan Dias as the winner in car No. 427, an unknown driver in car No. 50n taking second place and Paul Fletcher, in car No. s10, coming in third.
Howard came back to win the trophy dash. The unknown driver in car No. 50n got second, Fletcher got third and Schultz came in fourth.
Schultz went on to win the main event. Dias came in second, car No. 50n got third, Joe Blackwell was fourth in car No. 121, Brett Smith took fifth in car No. 32 and Fletcher came in sixth.
Strictly stock division standings
Schultz took the championship in the strictly stock division, ending the season at Diamond Mountain Speedway with 269 points. Toon was right behind her with 266 points. Gene Cain was in third place with 252 points, Richard Longacre had 220 points, putting him fourth place, Howard’s 219 points got him fifth place, Dias took sixth with 199 points, Fletcher came in seventh with 195 points, Aaron Mayne was eighth with 182 points, Jake Beauchman’s 107 points put him in ninth place and Fred Kresky finished 10th with 71 points.
Modified division results
Matt Murphy, in car No. 6m, won the first heat race in the modified division. Bill Pearson drove car No. 7n into second place, Dennis Arnold, in car No. 13, got third and Mitch Murphy, in car No. 7m, took fourth.
In the second heat race, Will Zinn drove car No. 17z across the finish line first, with Gary Gillis taking second in car No. 76. Riley Simmons took third in car No. 21r, Lenny Toolanen, in car No. 7, got fourth and David Johnson, in car No. 72, was fifth.
Chris Neiman took first place in heat race three, driving car No. 3. Steve Bejcek got second place in car No. 20 and Jeff Olschowka came in third in car No. 121.
In addition to winning the second heat race, Zinn also won the trophy dash. Pearson came in second, Matt Murphy took third, Neiman was fourth, Gillis got fifth and Bejcek was sixth.
Neiman was the winner of the main event, with Zinn taking second place and Matt Murphy coming in third. Mitch Murphy got fourth place, Simmons took fifth, Pearson was sixth, Gillis came in seventh, David Johnson, in car No. 72, was eighth, Toolanen took ninth and Olschowka got 10th place.
Modified division standings
Simmons took the title of modified division champion, ending the season with 276 points. Matt Murphy was the second-highest points winner with 268 points, Arnold got third place with 247 points, Pearson’s 161 points got him fourth place, Bejcek had 149 points, giving him fifth, Ricky Bobby came in sixth place with 130 points, DJ Short’s 130 points got him seventh place, Neiman came in eighth with 124 points, Zinn had 121 points and got ninth and Mitch Murphy took 10th place with 116 points.
LCC basketball plans a frightful Halloween season
You never know what might be waiting to scare you in the Frightmare Forest. The scary forest walk is put on every Friday and Saturday night in October by the Lassen College basketball program as a fundraiser. Photo submitted
Sept. 24 — Get ready to kick off the Halloween season! Frightmare Forest is back again after having a successful debut last year. Opening weekend for the popular fright fest will be Friday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5.
This is an outdoor Halloween haunt that takes place in an overgrown Christmas tree farm and takes visitors through dark woods, open fields and many, many scares. The estimated time to get through is about 30 minutes and the organizers of the event promise non-stop action, scary settings and creatures of all fears waiting in the darkness.
Grizzlies earn another win
The Lassen High School Grizzlies football team went up against Foothill High School in a home game Friday, Sept. 20. In an intense game that had fans on the edges of their seats, the Grizzlies came out on top with a 13-7 win. Here, Franky Shepherd goes up to catch a pass. Lassen’s JV team edged out Foothill, 14-13, and the freshman team won, 19-14. Photo by Maddie Musante
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