Sports Update - Johnny Hagenbuch '20

State Soccer Recap:

On Thursday, October 18th, the Cutthroat Men and Women’s Soccer teams departed for the IHSAA State Championships in Twin Falls. Both teams had a hugely successful regular season, with the Lady ‘Throats maintaining an undefeated record, and they found great success in the High Desert District Tournament as well. The lads and ladies emerged as district champions in their respective brackets. Sprinter Vans and assorted vehicles departed to state, brandishing supportive messages and high tournament seeds. At the competition, the Cutthroat results went as follows:

Ladies:

Friday 10/19 - Quarter Finals: 2-0 Victory over Timberlake

Saturday 10/20 - Semi Finals: 0-3 Loss to Sugar Salem

Sunday 10/21 - Third-Place Game: 3-1 Victory over Marsh Valley

Men:

Friday 10/19 - Quarter Finals: 2-1 Victory over American Falls

Saturday 10/20 - Semi Finals: 3-0 Victory over Bonners’ Ferry

Sunday 10/21 - State Championship: 3-1 Victory over Bliss

It was an amazing year for Cutthroat Soccer, with both our teams earning the designation of Academic State Champions, in addition to the first Men’s 3A State Championships in 19 years. There was a great competitive atmosphere at the State Championship Match, and there was joyous celebration at the conclusion of the game. Well done to Coach Richard Whitelaw and both Cutthroat Soccer teams!

Season Statistics:

Men’s Season Record: 20-2

Men’s Season Top Goal-Scorer: Ridley Lindstrom - 27 goals

Women’s Season Record: 21-1  

Women’s Season Top Goal-Scorer: Lily Fitzgerald - 53 goals (single season goal record & career total of 176 goals)

Cross Country Running Recap:

Just one week after the terrific State Soccer triumphs of the Cutthroat Men and Women’s Soccer teams, the meager-in-number-but-not-in-heart Cross Country Running team which, funnily enough, was wholly comprised of cross country skiers, travelled all the way to Lewiston, Idaho for the annual Idaho High School Cross Country Running Championships. Katherine Estep ‘19, Sophia Mazzoni ‘19, and Johnny Hagenbuch ‘20 were our representatives at the five kilometer (3.12 mile) mass-start meet after qualifying in great form at the Idaho 4th District Championships. District bronze-medalist Estep, fifth-place Mazzoni, and district champion Hagenbuch competed in their respective gender categories in the 1A Division, with each race having around 80 competitors. Continuing Community School’s historical running pedigree, Estep earned fifth in state with a time of 20 minutes, 10 seconds to establish the second fastest women's time in our school’s history. Mazzoni also earned a respectable ninth place with a time of 20 minutes 40 seconds elapsed over the challenging, winding course. Hagenbuch had a great showing by racing to a closely-contested second place in 15 minutes, 40 seconds. This meet was yet another showcase of the many talented athletes at our school, and it is the hope of Coach Rick Kapala that more students will engage in the challenging, fun, and rewarding sport of Cross Country Running in the upcoming season.


10/16 Sports Update–Laine Allison '20

VOLLEYBALL

It’s been a big week for volleyball! JV found great success and won all their games last Wednesday, Thursday, and Monday against Carey, Richfield, and ISDB! Varsity won their games last Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday against Camas and Richfield and lost to Carey on Wednesday. Varsity played in another district game against Castleford on Tuesday the 16th and lost, ending their participation in the district tournament and drawing their season to a close. Congratulations to our volleyball players for a spectacular season! Great playing!

GIRLS SOCCER

The girls have had a hugely successful season! After winning district finals, they’re heading in the state championships undefeated and enthusiastic! They play in the state championships in Twin Falls on Thursday at 2:00 o’clock against Timberlake at the Sunway Soccer Complex. Based on the results of each game, they will also play on Friday and Saturday. Come out and support our girls!

BOYS SOCCER

After winning district finals and going into state with only one loss in a district qualifier game, the boys' soccer team is heading to the state championships! They’ve had a triumphant season so far and are going into state with high hopes! They play in the state tournament in Twin Falls on Thursday at 11:00 at the Sunway Soccer Complex. Depending on the results of Thursday’s game, they’ll play on Friday and Saturday. Come out and support if you can!

CROSS COUNTRY

Cross Country, though low in numbers, is crushing their season! Seniors Joe Hall and Katherine Estep have been cranking out the races and have their districts this Wednesday in Gooding!


Cutthroat Athletics Kick Off This Fall! - Emily Boettger ‘20

Our fellow cutthroats have been giving their all out on the Sage Willow Feilds as well as in the Fish Tank! And although we are nearing the end of our fall sports season, our cutthroat athletes have been fighting hard since August to be where they are thus far, and the future is looking bright! Both soccer teams will kick off their district tournaments this weekend in Twin Falls, and will likely advance to compete in the state tournament October 18th through 20th which will also be hosted in Twin Falls! Our volleyball players have another week of games and then start their district tournament on October 13th and may move on to compete in the state tournament starting on the 26th! The cross country runners will have their district meet on the 17th, and also have the possibility of moving on to compete in the state meet on the 27th in Lewiston! Get out and support your fellow cutthroats in their upcoming endeavors!

The boy's soccer team has only lost two games this year and only one in conference game. Sadly they were defeated by the Wolverines, the defending state champs, in their annual friendly match. They also lost a match to Buhl after a tough fight, but beat them 5-0 the last time they played them! The boys are currently the top seed for their district with a conference record of 15-1 and an overall record of 16-2. Co-captain Peter Morawitz expressed his excitement about the season saying, “We’re doing great! We’ve got a great group of boys playing out there, and we’ve got very high expectations about how we will do this coming weekend in districts, and in the state tournament!”

Girls Soccer has been extremely successful this season! They still stand undefeated and are headed into their district tournament this weekend as the top seed! The girls have fought hard all season, particularly in their annual game versus Wood River where they ended up winning 5-0! Co-captain Eliza Marks said, “We’re really excited to be heading into our tournaments undefeated and are excited to push ourselves against the more challenging teams in the state tournament!”

Our volleyball players have had unprecedented success this season! The JV team currently has three wins under their belt, and the varsity team has two. Sadly neither varsity win was an in conference game so their in conference record is still 0-5. However, the girls are optimistic about their upcoming games! “We’ve come so far, and all of our players play with such passion and heart! We are having a ton of fun this season, and hope to have some really successful games this coming week!” said varsity co-captain Elena Guyly. JV co-captain Tallulah Gilbreath seconds Elena’s excitement, “We’re doing great! JV is having a ton of fun, and our gameplay has come so far! We are working together as a team to excel, and are optimistic about our upcoming games!”

The cross country runners are also doing well! Seniors Joe Hall and Katherine Estep are leading the charge as the only two runners that have competed thus far. However, they are expected to be joined by the rest of their team at their upcoming district and state meets!