Lindbergh High celebrates gym reopening

Lindbergh High School recently celebrated the grand reopening of Gym 3, kicking off a winning home opener for the Flyers, as they defeated Carnahan High School 71-48. Retired Lindbergh High basketball coach and current Board of Education Vice President Don Bee tossed a ceremonial jump ball to get things started. Above, starting centers Greg Lahm, 23, of the Flyers and Tyrone Wright, 35, of Carnahan tip off on Bee's ceremonial jump ball.

Lindbergh High School recently celebrated the grand reopening of Gym 3, kicking off a winning home opener for the Flyers, as they defeated Carnahan High School 71-48. Retired Lindbergh High basketball coach and current Board of Education Vice President Don Bee tossed a ceremonial jump ball to get things started. Above, starting centers Greg Lahm, 23, of the Flyers and Tyrone Wright, 35, of Carnahan tip off on Bee’s ceremonial jump ball.

Lindbergh High School recently celebrated the grand reopening of Gym 3, kicking off a winning home opener for the boys’ basketball Flyers, as they defeated Carnahan High School 71-48.

Retired Lindbergh High basketball coach and current Board of Education Vice President Don Bee tossed a ceremonial jump ball to get things started.

He was joined on the court by current head coach Jason Wolfard, Lindbergh High Principal Eric Cochran, Athletics Director Scott Luczak, Superintendent Jim Simpson, board President Kathy Kienstra, board Secretary Karen Schuster and board member Gary Ujka.

Gym 3 underwent renovations earlier this year. The gym’s original 1967 wood floor and bleachers were replaced as part of the Proposition G bond issue, which was approved by voters in April 2014.

Prop G improvements to Lindbergh High also include a cafeteria expansion and the addition of two science classrooms.

The $34 million bond issue is funding construction of Dressel Elementary School, a 650-student building scheduled to open in fall 2017 that will provide essential relief to elementary overcrowding.

“Gym 3 has always been a main gathering place for the LHS student body, whether it is for a home basketball game, a pep rally or an all-school assembly,” Cochran stated in a district news release. “It is the only space large enough to hold our entire student body, and we greatly appreciate the support of our community as we work to accommodate enrollment growth at the high school level. Prop G is an important piece of this.”

The new Gym 3 hardwood floor, which features the Flyers arch and plane, was designed by Wolfard, who also teaches computer science at Lindbergh High.

The green and gold bleachers read “L-H-S” when stacked.