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.
Game schedules for most of Luther's athletics teams can be found on the school event calendar or on the Regina High School Athletics Association’s website.
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.
SportJunior Boys Basketball
The Junior Boys' Basketball team plays in the Large School League in the city of Regina. The roster usually carries twelve to fifteen players. They play at 6:15 p.m. most Monday and Wednesday evenings while practising two to three times a week. An exhibition schedule takes place before Christmas with regular season games taking place after the December break. The boys play in two to three tournaments each season.
SportJunior Girls Basketball
The Luther Junior Girls' Basketball team participates in the Large School Basketball League. The team usually carries twelve to fifteen players each year. The team plays a nine-game exhibition schedule before Christmas and a single round robin schedule after Christmas. The schedule is complimented by two or three tournaments inside the city.
SportSenior Boys Basketball
The Senior Boys' Basketball team is coached by Connor Hewson.
SportSenior Girls Basketball
The Senior Girls' Basketball team begins practices around the November 11th weekend. The team plays around sixteen games in the 5A league. There are one or two away tournaments and one in-town tournament. The goals are many and varied but include the development of the whole person, on and off the court. The team features an exciting brand of basketball that emphasizes an up-tempo game. Please let this serve as your invitation to our games.
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.
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
SportTrack and Field
CoachesMark J. Becker, Carolyn Jukes and Connie Switzer
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.
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 Girls' Volleyball team moved from the small school conference to the large school conference in 2008. 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.