Lewiston High School (Idaho)

Lewiston High School is a three-year public secondary school in Lewiston, Idaho, the only traditional high school in the Lewiston School District. The school colors of LHS are purple and gold and the mascot is a Bengal.

Lewiston High School
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North entrance in 2016
Location
1114 9th Ave.

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Information
TypePublic
Established1888, 1928 (current)[1]
School districtLewiston S.D. #1 (340)
PrincipalKevin Driskil
Faculty61.02 (FTE)[2]
Grades10–12
Enrollment1,013 (2017–18)[2]
Student to teacher ratio16.60[2]
Color(s)Purple & Gold            
AthleticsIHSAA Class 5A
Athletics conferenceInland Empire League (5A)
MascotBengal
RivalsClarkston, Moscow,
Coeur d'Alene
NewspaperThe Bengal's Purr
YearbookThe Bengal
Feeder schoolsJenifer Junior High
Sacajawea Junior High
Information(208) 748-3100
Elevation860 ft (260 m) AMSL
Website
Lewiston is located in USA West
Lewiston
Lewiston
Location in the western United States
Lewiston is located in Idaho
Lewiston
Lewiston
Location in Idaho

AthleticsEdit

 
Booth Hall, gymnasium building, 2016

Lewiston competes in IHSAA Class 5A with the largest schools in the state, and its conference is the Inland Empire League (5A) with Coeur d'Alene, Lake City, and Post Falls; all about two hours north in Kootenai County. Lewiston has long-term rivalries with adjacent Clarkston[3] and also with Moscow,[4][5][6] about thirty miles (50 km) north on the adjoining Palouse. The football rivalry with Clarkston started 114 years ago in 1906,[3] and was formerly played on Thanksgiving day.[7]

The origin and first use of "Bengal" as the mascot is not precisely known, but the local newspaper used it for the LHS basketball team in early 1925.[8][9] With a compact campus that opened 92 years ago in 1928,[1][10][11] LHS athletics are conducted at various venues in the city.[12]

State titlesEdit

Boys

  • Football (2): fall 1993,1996 (A-1 Div.II, now 4A) [13][14][15]
  • Basketball (4): 1926, 1943 (north), 1948, 2009 [16]
  • Baseball (12):[17] 1947,[18] 1949,[19] 1971,[20] 1972,[21] 1973,[22] 1977,[23] 1979[24] 1984,[25] 1986, 1993,[26] 1995,[27] 2006 [28][29]
    (baseball records not kept by IHSAA, state tourney in late 1940s, canceled in 1950,[30][31] re-introduced in 1971)
  • Track (5): 1918, 1919, 1920, 1938, 1956 [32]
  • Golf (5): 1971, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1995 [33]
  • Tennis (1): 2013 [34]
  • Wrestling (1): 2012 [35]

Girls

  • Volleyball (2): fall 2012,[36] 2013 [37]
  • Golf (3): 1999, 2010, 2012 [33]
  • Basketball (3): 1976, 2011, 2012

CoachesEdit

Coaches with stops at Lewiston High include Babe Brown, Steve Belko, Tony Knap, and Bud Riley, all University of Idaho alumni.

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Lewiston Public Schools Campuses 1863-1928". Lewiston School District. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "LEWISTON HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 28, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Year-by-year series history". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. November 6, 1964. p. 12.
  4. ^ "Bengals & Bears". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. October 26, 1979. p. 1C.
  5. ^ "Football". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. advertisement. November 19, 1927. p. 14.
  6. ^ "Play for title". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. November 19, 1927. p. 14.
  7. ^ "Lewiston and Clarkston High grid rivals meet in annual turkey day tussle at Adams Field". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. November 24, 1938. p. 8.
  8. ^ "Pendleton won game". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. January 2, 1925. p. 9.
  9. ^ "Bengal squad is looking better". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. February 11, 1925. p. 10.
  10. ^ "Lewiston Senior High has ultra-modern plant and equipment". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. May 3, 1936. p. 1-sec.3.
  11. ^ "Lewiston High was modern facility". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). (reprint of April 13, 1928). March 6, 1988. p. 1D.
  12. ^ "Directions to LHS venues". Lewiston High School athletics. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  13. ^ Browitt, Jim (November 20, 1993). "Firsts for a pair". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. p. 1B.
  14. ^ Browitt, Jim (November 23, 1993). "Lewiston puts classic finish on year". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. p. 1B.
  15. ^ idhsaa.org Archived April 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine - Football champions - through 2011
  16. ^ idhsaa.org Archived April 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine - Basketball champions - through 2011
  17. ^ "Bengals poised for perfection". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. May 22, 2003. p. 1B.
  18. ^ "Lewiston defeats Boise 2-1 for state baseball title". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. June 3, 1947. p. 8.
  19. ^ "Lewiston wallops Indians 19-3 to become state champs". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. June 10, 1949. p. 8.
  20. ^ "Bengals take 'mythical' state baseball title". Lewiston Morning Tribune. May 23, 1971. p. 13.
  21. ^ "Idaho title to Lewiston". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. May 23, 1972. p. 14.
  22. ^ "Bengals make it look easy, win state again". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. May 20, 1973. p. 17.
  23. ^ "Lewiston romps to state crown". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. May 22, 1977. p. 1B.
  24. ^ "Lewiston claims baseball crown". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. May 21, 1979. p. 21.
  25. ^ Lee, Greg (May 15, 1985). "Bengals, Bears will be back to defend their baseball titles". Spokane Chronicle. Washington. p. C5.
  26. ^ Sahlberg, Bert (May 23, 1993). "Lewiston takes it all". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. p. 1B.
  27. ^ "Bengals claim state title". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. May 28, 1995. p. 1B.
  28. ^ "5A state baseball tournament bracket". IdahoSports.com. May 20, 2006. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  29. ^ "Not a bad hand: two aces". Lewiston Tribune. Idaho. May 15, 2008. p. 1B.
  30. ^ "State baseball tourney canceled". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. May 26, 1950. p. 8.
  31. ^ "Three meet death as aftermath of graduation party". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. May 26, 1950. p. 12.
  32. ^ idhsaa.org Archived May 12, 2014, at the Wayback Machine - Track champions - through 2010
  33. ^ a b idhsaa.org Archived March 21, 2014, at the Wayback Machine - Golf champions - through 2011
  34. ^ "5A State Tennis - Team Scores" (PDF). idhsaa.org. May 18, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  35. ^ idhsaa.org Archived April 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine - Wrestling champions - through 2012
  36. ^ "5A Volleyball bracket". IHSAA. October 27, 2012.
  37. ^ "5A Volleyball bracket". IHSAA. November 2, 2013.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 46°24′40″N 117°00′58″W / 46.411°N 117.016°W / 46.411; -117.016