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Schools say Facebook is haven for bullying

A Facebook page focusing on a Spokane high school turned vicious this week, prompting the school’s principal to issue a stern warning about possible legal action. “I’m trying to make sure people understand how serious this is,” said Lewis and Clark High School Principal Shawn Jordan. He said his warning about legal action pertained to possible civil suits by individuals.

Education Notebook: LC drama will present ‘In the Heights’

Lewis and Clark High School Tiger Drama is staging “In the Heights” beginning next Thursday in LC’s auditorium. Shows continue March 1-2 and March 7-9. All performances are at 7 p.m. The musical is about life in a tight-knit community in Washington Heights, where the coffee is sweet and the windows are always open. The town is on the brink of change and full of hopes and dreams. The community shares tradition, is family-focused and full of self-discovery.

Bouchee dies at 79

From big man on campus at Lewis and Clark High School to big-league first baseman, Ed Bouchee built an oversized reputation as one of the area’s all-time finest athletes. Bouchee, who lived in retirement in Gilbert, Ariz., died Wednesday afternoon in Phoenix. He was 79. He had outlived a brush with infamy to play seven seasons of major league baseball, enjoy a long industrial career and reap the rewards of enduring friendship.

Education Notebook: Prep’s Lombardo wins Ignatian Service Award

Abigail Lombardo, a senior at Gonzaga Prep, was recognized for her community spirit when she was awarded the Ignatian Service Award, along with a letter in Community Service. Lombardo has completed more than 200 hours of community service as a student at G-Prep.

Gonzaga preseason All-American; LC grad Webb signs with Brewers

Zags’ Gonzales preseason baseball All-American College baseball: Gonzaga University junior pitcher/first baseman Marco Gonzales was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association 2013 Preseason All-American team Thursday. Gonzales, the reigning West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year, was one of the 18 players chosen the preseason first team.

Education Notebook: Spokane Public Schools will field questions

Local residents will have an opportunity to have their questions answered about Spokane Public Schools tonight on “Educating Spokane” at 7:30 p.m., on KSPS channel 7. Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Shelley Redinger, Board President Bob Douthitt, and directors Rocky Treppiedi and Jeff Bierman will be available to answer questions and respond to comments from the public.

Education Notebook: LC to stage ‘Little Mermaid’

Lewis and Clark High School’s Tiger Drama will take audiences to a magical kingdom under the sea in their upcoming production of “The Little Mermaid” beginning next Thursday in LC’s Auditorium. Performances will continue Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 and Dec. 6 through Dec. 8. All shows are at 7 p.m. In the family musical Ariel, played by Genevieve Alexander, wants to leave her ocean home after falling in love with Prince Eric (Brennen Maguire).

Modernization, upgrade planned for South Hill’s Hart Field

Construction of the new Jefferson Elementary School near the intersection of 37th Avenue and Manito Boulevard is under way, and come this spring a major overhaul of Hart Field will begin as well. Spokane Public Schools presented plans for the Hart Field renovation project at an open house last Thursday at Jefferson Elementary School.

Highlanders defeat Lewis and Clark

The Shadle Park Highlanders can now check off that elusive win over a 4A team – a week after they thought it was going to happen in a wild, free-for-all against Central Valley. Behind another first by sophomore quarterback Brett Rypien, Shadle Park topped the Lewis and Clark Tigers 31-21 Friday in a Greater Spokane League season-ender at Joe Albi Stadium.

Ferris blanks LC in South Hill battle

The defense appears to be ripening at the right time for the Ferris Saxons. And if the Saxons get out of their way on offense a few more times, that side of the line of scrimmage could round into late-season form.

LC rambles over Rogers

The Lewis and Clark Tigers had transportation issues, arriving at Joe Albi Stadium 30 minutes before their game Thursday. The Tigers had no transportation problems once their Greater Spokane League football game kicked off. Lewis and Clark, coming off its worst game of the season, jumped all over the Rogers Pirates, finishing with a 52-6 victory.

Education Notebook: LC presents ‘Opening Night’

Lewis and Clark High School Tiger Drama will kick off the season with “Opening Night” on Friday in the auditorium. The performance starts at 7 p.m. The evening will feature selections from classic and modern musicals, such as “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “Edges” and plays such as “The Glass Menagerie” and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.” The cast will also perform pop music ranging from Michael Bublé to Lady Antebellum.

Central Valley punishes Lewis and Clark

Brandon McClung didn’t just fill a big pair of shoes – figuratively speaking – Friday night. He shined them, broke them in and wore them out – and he picked a great night to do it.

Lewis and Clark Heritage Foundation set to meet

The Lewis and Clark Heritage Foundation is having a meeting and field trip in Spokane this weekend. Robert Heacock, secretary and membership chairman for the Washington state chapter, said it’s the first time in almost 10 years the organization is meeting in Spokane. “We usually meet somewhere along the Columbia River or in Portland or someplace like that,” Heacock said. “I’ve been trying to persuade them to come to Spokane for a long time, and finally, here we are.”

Tigers use solid defense to topple Mt. Spokane

With a showdown looming in a week with the preseason favorite, the Lewis and Clark Tigers could ill afford a second straight loss to open the football season. After some defensive breakdowns last week, the Tigers answered a challenge from their coaches with a 33-7 victory over the Mt. Spokane Wildcats in a Greater Spokane League game Thursday at Joe Albi Stadium.

LC alums gather to mark school’s 100th anniversary

It’s going to be a tiger of a day when Lewis and Clark High School celebrates its 100th year with a big open house Saturday. The downtown school is the alma mater of thousands, a small group of whom have dedicated countless hours to put on Saturday’s gala event.

LC celebrates century of athletic excellence

The alumni list at Lewis and Clark High is a jaw-dropper: politicians, military heroes, opera stars, actors, even a Nobel Prize winner. And athletes, dozens of them from every decade and every sport, their character built, Bob Lobdell believes, on the bricks laid 100 years ago and the wisdom of its teachers and staff. “At LC, we walk in the halls of history like no other school, the same halls as the great scientists and athletes,” said Lobdell, a former student, teacher and coach at LC who this weekend will preside over a reunion like no other.