The first LIT was held on January 31, 1953. That year it was a one-day tournament involving sixteen teams from Southern Saskatchewan. All preliminary games were played cross court, two games at a time.
The first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!
When the College was first looking to relocate from Melville to Regina, it considered land at College & Winnipeg, College & Broad, and 23rd & Albert, finally settling on 18 acres of land on the west end of property owned by Government House, now called Royal Street.
Through the A Time To Build capital campaign, we have added 46,897 square feet of space to Luther College High School, including the Semple gymnasium - the largest high school gym in Regina.
Students admitted to Luther College are not required to be Lutheran or Christian. By welcoming students of all faiths and religious backgrounds, Luther College enjoys a richly diverse student body.
The gym officially opened July 8, 1951. The Sunday afternoon celebration, attended by 1,500 people, featured speeches followed by an evening celebration with another 1,500 people in attendance to hear the Luther Choir and the RCMP Band.
Luther College High School is recognized as one of the four best university preparatory schools in western Canada with as many as 96% of Luther graduates pursuing post-secondary educations.
The International Baccalaureate provides an enriched curriculum that both covers and extends beyond regular Saskatchewan curricula in its depth and detail. It emphasizes the development of the necessary critical skills that university-bound students need to master: reflecting, inquiring, thinking, analyzing and evaluating.
Athletics have long been a part of Luther College High School’s tradition. Luther’s athletic teams and individual athletes demonstrate passion and determination, helping to build Lion Pride. Student involvement in athletics promotes not only physical health and team spirit, but also cooperation, communication, sportsmanship and time management.
One of the major goals of Saskatchewan education is to teach future generations how to become educated, productive citizens of a liberal democracy. We believe, therefore, the development of the next generation will depend on how well we prepare them both in and out of the classroom. Our belief is based in experiences with students, teachers, and coaches.
Luther College High School believes in education through sport. We have a full athletic program that offers opportunity for a greater percentage of the student population to participate. We are a leader in the community at large in athletic values, receiving an SHSAA service award for our position on sportsmanship and four RHSAA sportsmanship banners for basketball and football. Luther College High School is lucky to have dedicated coaches who not only teach important lessons about sport, but, more importantly, also teach about life.
Coaches try to develop and foster a sense of community in students. Luther’s student-athletes face a world of uncertainty and turmoil. They must be equipped with the skills to deal successfully with these considerable challenges. Luther athletics offers teachers an opportunity to do just that. Students learn lifelong lessons about passion, discipline, selflessness, respect, perspective, courage, leadership, responsibility, resilience and imagination. We believe we have a solemn obligation as educators to offer students quality programs which ensure an equal opportunity to participate and to develop skill level.
Tryouts begin in early March with twenty students of both genders comprising the squad. Several mini-meets occur each week, giving players a chance to play in a tournament format against two or three schools before the city championship which occurs on the last Saturday in April. Players who win gold or silver at cities advance to provincial regionals and sometimes even to provincial finals.
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Coach Hall has been coaching Basketball for over 25 years and brings a wealth of experience to the Jr. Boys Basketball team while also teaching Science here at Luther College. Coach Hall is joined a former University of Regina Cougar Men's Basketball Player in Kevin Shalley. Kevin also serves as Vice President of Basketball Saskatchewan. Luther Grad and 2010 City Champion Matthew Haroldson also is assisting with the team. The boys schedule this year features league playing starting the last week of November and tournament play on several weekends before Christmas.
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Coach Allen is a Regina born educator with a wide variety of playing and coaching experiences. He is assisted by Joe Tressel. The Jr. Girls schedule this year features league playing starting the last week of November and tournament play on several weekends before Christmas. UofR Cougar Women's Rookie and Luther Grad Maddie Tell is also assisting with the team this year.
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Coach Brightman has been involved with coaching Basketball for the last eight years. Tanner has been coaching High School Jr. and Sr. Boys teams, as well as working as a Men's High Performance Coach for Basketball Saskatchewan (2010- Present). Coach Brightman is joined by Luther Alumni Justin Lee, who's playing career was incredibly successful, playing collegiality at Medicine Hat College following graduation at Luther. Austin Chase, former 4 year provincial Team Basketball Player, Mitchell Schwindt, and UofR Rams Athlete Zach Shalley also are on as assistant coaches this year.
The Sr. Boys team starts off the year with a trip to Saskatoon to play in the 10th Annual Bowlt Classic. League play begins the last week of November. The Sr. Boys Team also heads to the prestigious UVIC Alumni Classic over the Christmas break, taking on some of the top teams in Canada. BRIT Classic in Saskatoon in early January, as well as the annual Luther Invitational Tournament being hosted February 7th - 9th.
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During her time with the University of Regina (U of R), Phoebe also was a member and captain of the U of R Cougars basketball team that competed in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) league. During her time with the cougars, the team was National Bronze Medalists in 2000, Silver Medalists in 2004, and National Champions in 2001. Phoebe was part of the Canadian National Basketball Program from 1998-2003; and competed on the Senior National Team from 2000-2003. She was one of 15 finalists slated for the 2000 Sydney Olympics games. As a National team athlete, Phoebe represented Canada on the world stage in Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Brazil and the USA. Phoebe is also an avid coach and has coached the Saskatchewan Provincial Basketball Team for four years (2006-2010). Phoebe is also assisted by 5 Year University of Brandon Women's Basketball Athlete Kylee Howard with the team.
The Sr. Girls team starts off the year with a trip to Saskatoon to play in the 10th Annual Bowlt Classic. League play begins the last week of November, with the annual Luther Invitational Tournament being hosted February 7th - 9th.
Calling all runners! The cross-country season kicks off on the first day of school each year. It is important that all interested students see the coaches as soon as possible in order to register as members of the Luther College High School cross-country team.
We need a minimum of four boys and four girls from each grade to fill out our Luther College High School team roster. We run non-competitively on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with the goal of improving fitness through aerobics. We represent Luther competitively each Tuesday after school at Douglas Park. Our season goes from the first day of school in the fall until the middle of October.
The overall philosophy is to have fun, but at the same time we encourage skill and strategy development. We also work on the development of interpersonal skills such as working together co-operatively and following through on a commitment. As a result, all students are expected to attend all practices and games.
The curling season runs from the middle of October to the middle of January and all practices are from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Once the regular season begins, all curling practices are on Wednesdays at the Caledonian Curling Club located on Sandra Schmirler Way near the Regina International Airport.
Junior teams curl on Mondays at the Tartan Curling Club on Broadway Avenue. Senior boys teams play on Tuesday and Recreational teams play on Thursday, both at the Caledonian Curling Club.
CoachesMark J. Becker
The Luther College Lions football team competes in the Regina Intercollegiate twelve man Football League as a part of the Stewart Conference (3A) playing against O’Neill, Notre Dame, Miller, Greenall and Johnson. The regular season consists of seven games. Six out of the eight teams in the league progress onto the post season which consists of a quarterfinal, semifinal and city final game. City final champions compete in the provincial semi-final for a chance to play in the provincial final, held in mid-November.
All Luther College High School students are eligible to play provided that they meet SHSAA guidelines. Additionally, students must have the permission of a guardian, as well as medical clearance to participate.
Every year, Luther College High School fields a competitive golf team to participate in a series of tournaments. There are usually four tournaments in May and a city championship held in early June. Qualifying and provincial championships are played in the fall. Teams are co-ed and players come from every grade. To play competitive high school golf, players should have experience on a championship-length golf course.
The Luther Lions hockey program offers students an excellent opportunity to participate in a fun, yet competitive co-curricular program sanctioned by the RHSAA. Both female and male students are on the roster of the Luther College High School hockey team. In past years, the hockey team has travelled to places such as North Dakota, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg to play exhibition games and to attend professional hockey games. All games are from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. throughout the season.
Boys soccer has about forty boys involved in our senior and junior squads. We enjoy a real international flavour with well over half of our senior team originating from outside Canada. League games are Tuesday and Thursdays and we take part in tournaments around the province in Yorkton, Saskatoon, Caronport and Swift Current.
Twenty to twenty-five enthusiastic girls from Grades 9 to 12 participate in the Girls soccer program each year. League games are held on Mondays and Wednesdays, and we take part in the Moose Jaw Soccerfest tournament in September. Our goals are to become a strong team and have fun by playing with energy and grit, improving our skills, building strong team spirit and developing new friendships.
Track and Field
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CoachesMark J. Becker, Carolyn Jukes
Track and field is a co-ed team sport of individual athletes. It is a beautiful sport of personal bests where the true spirit is captured by bettering previous performance(s). In the high school athletic scene it makes this sport unique. You are expected to show desire, commitment and effort. In exchange we expect you to have high expectations of your coaches. It is our job to develop the programming and teach you the skills necessary to get the most out of this short season. It is our job to help you through workouts and competitions. Spread the word, a track team grows strong one athlete at a time.
CoachesErin Woods, Greg Smith
Ultimate Frisbee is a highly energetic, spirited and co-ed completive sport. Pre-season tryouts and practices take place indoors immediately following basketball season in April-May. The six week season occurs from May-June and finishes prior to final exams. Two to three teams will be formed between the experienced and non-experienced players dependent on age and skill level. League games are scheduled once per week. In addition to regular league play, there are two in town one-day tournaments. Tournament dates will be given at a later date. Ultimate Frisbee is not an RHSAA sanctioned sport, however is run in collaboration with RUFDC (Regina Ultimate Flying Disc Club). Come on out, have fun and bring your friends!
The junior girl's tryouts begin the first day of school and run for three days. We usually carry twelve to fifteen girls on the team who play one game a week and practice two to three times a week. The volleyball season consists of eleven regular season games, playoffs, and usually a few tournaments.
CoachesMs. Leslie DeMars
The POM team is a blend of gymnastics, dance and traditional cheerleading. The team performs and competes at various events and competitions.