The Varsity Squash entered this year with high expectations due to many contributors from last years team returning. The team also welcomed several new comers with great anticipation. In a strong showing in the first match of the year, the Falcons beat Canterbury 3-0.
Developmental Squash Coach Phil Hodosy has a team of all abilities. From first time Squash players to returners to the team, the program is designed to teach the fundamentals of Squash and incorporate some competitions as well. It will be exciting to see the team develop over the course of the season.
The Swim team is a combination of Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Developmental all in one. Some members are just learning to swim while others are looking to swim competitively in High School. At the first meet of the year, many of the swimmers who competed won their races for many of the team, the meet was their first swimming competition.
Varsity Hockey is performing well in the early part of the season. Led by standouts Hayden Riva, Sam Hoyt, and Peter Sanger, the Falcons have enjoyed some early success and some well-fought, challenging games. Most recently, in a 5-6 loss, they were able to will themselves back into the game after trailing for almost the entire game.
JV Hockey is very young this year but has good fortune of having three ninth graders to set the tone for the rest of the team. JV Hockey just played its first game of the season and while the game resulted in a loss, the team showed good improvement from the beginning to the end and is looking forward to its next competition.
Girls Varsity Basketball is a very close-knit group of players. Many of the girls are first-year players but to watch them play reveals a cohesion well beyond their experience. Each member of the team is always looking to make one more pass to an open teammate. As they get more experience, the girls will undoubtedly begin to translate cohesiveness into results.
Boys Varsity Basketball is off to a strong start this year, collecting wins against Hotchkiss Thirds, Foote School, Salisbury Central, and Fairfield Country Day. CJ Mitchell is leading the way on offense, averaging close to 20 points per game, while Kamal Ibrahim and Nick Chung’s strong defense have helped to keep opposing offenses from scoring.
The boys will head for the Greenwich Country Day Tournament on Saturday, January 21st with a 4-2 record.
Boys JV Basketball is a very scrappy team. While many of the members are considered “undersized” from a traditional basketball standpoint, they make up for their lack of size with feistiness and effort. The boys started off the season with a couple good wins against Rudolf Steiner and Trinity Pawling.
The weather has made the beginning of the ski season difficult for the teams to consistently get on snow. Although the teams were unable to get to the mountain at all before winter break, both teams have been several times since returning to school and Ski Race is looking forward to upcoming competitions.