Spring Athletics Updates

Upper School Track has always been a fun time under head coach Drennan Wesley, who encourages the team to focus  on the joy of running as opposed to competition that often comes with meets. This year, he welcomed 19 enthusiastic Upper School runners and some incredible results have been pouring in. Highlights include the girls taking first place as a team out of 11 teams at the ISDB Invitational, third place as a team out of 10 teams in Carey and fourth place out of 14 teams at the Barry Epsil meet in Murtaugh, and the boys’ team placing fifth place out of 11 teams at the ISDB Track Invitational. Thank you to assistant coaches Leila Hauser and Ryan Rosmarin for all your energy and support of our athletes. 

US tennis head coach Phil Huss returns for his 16th year of leading the Cutthroats on the tennis courts. With five state titles under his belt, this year should prove to be exciting. Along with assistant coaches Kurt Almquist & Gabriella Weismann-Fritts and returning JV Coach Barbara Figge, more than 40 student-athletes make up the varsity and JV squads. As of press time, the Cutthroats stood at 5-0, with wins over Canyon Ridge, Wood River, Sugar Salem, Minico, and Gooding. Says Phil, “the depth of this year’s team is something to look forward to this year. We can win matches at #3 and 32 spots. Boys’ Singles, Boys’ Doubles, and Mixed Doubles are all off to a great start and very tough to beat.” Way to go, Cutthroats!

On the links, 11 Upper School golfers have taken the region by storm, most recently winning tournaments in Kimberly and in Gooding. In Kimberly, the Cutthroats placed first from 5 schools with a team score of 314 beating second placed Lighthouse Christian by 22 strokes. Director of Athletics Richard Whitelaw explains, “Our very own Kyle Cohen had the best individual low score of the day with a 69. According to our long time head golf coach Greg Fairfield, Kyle had the lowest score ever placed by a Cutthroat in the last 11 years. Congrats to Kyle & his teammates for a brilliant outing.” In Gooding, Cutthroats once again placed first out of four schools, and Cohen notched another first place showing.

In the Middle School, runners turned out with the highest participation in recent years. Under head coach Tom Downey, Cutthroats have been intensely practicing with terrific results in the two meets they’ve competed in, as of press time. At their most recent showings at the Conference Championship Ribbon Meet and a previous one in Carey, the girls’ team placed 2nd out of 10 teams and third out of 9 teams respectively. Athletes are participating in everything from the 100 meter sprint to the high jump to hurdles and even shot put! Wow! Their last meet is May 4. Run fast, Cutthroats! Middle School tennis will begin this month, coached by 8th grade team teacher Annie DeAngelo.