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.