IMS recently took the the slopes of Ski Butternut for the annual Winter Carnival. A picturesque day lead to a tremendous day of skiing, riding, and tubing as both students and faculty enjoyed a day out of the classroom.
The Varsity Boys Basketball team was able to end a string of recent defeats with a resounding defeat of the Gunnery. Despite a roughly .500 record, the boys have found themselves with a chance to win nearly every game they have played. Isaac Kante, a second year member of the team, has demonstrated tremendous growth, both physically and also his understanding for the game. Hans Shen has provided solid defense and pin-point shooting off the bench this year, and when needed, has even stepped into a starting role. With a few games left, the boys look to build upon recent success and end the season on a high note.
The JV Boys Basketball team is coming of a recent loss to Trinity-Pawling. Despite being undersized in the match up, the boys played well and tied their season high for points scored, 32. Ayden Kokoszka and Nash Barillaro have been the primary ball handlers this year and were always looking to involve their teammates. First year player Riley Robinson has picked up the game and now is a leading contributor both offensively and defensively.
After picking up their first win of the year, the Girls Basketball team is flying high and looking for a couple more victories to end the season. Chelsea Mendez has provided stability and leadership and Maddy Lodowski has been a great addition to the team and their primary ball handler all year.
While the results have not always been there on the scoreboard the Varsity Hockey program has been battling hard in each game this year. Gavin Marr has been a consistent force in net and the Bogardus brothers have been stellar at the blue line. In their next game, the team will look to gauge their progress, as they have a rematch against Trinity-Pawling.
After a fun and competitive intersquad scrimmage for parents weekend, the Squash team made the long trip to face Albany Academy. Despite being on the wrong end of many of the individual games, the young team showed a lot of grit playing against a much more experienced group. With four matches to go, the team is hopeful to keep improving and achieve some more favorable results.
The Varsity Ski Race team has been cruising through the competition and conquering the slopes everytime they compete. Theo Stiffler and Jin Chey have consistently been in the top 5 and multiple times have finished first and second, respectively. This rivalry between them has increased the level of competition in practice and has lead to an increased drive to perform well. Hale Brown has also been achieving at a high level, placing in the top 10 at least in each race.
The Rec Ski team has been able to enjoy some incredible conditions lately. After a few periods of rain in January, the past few weeks have consisted of many cold nights that have allowed the mountain to blow a good cover of snow. Sunny days have made for immaculate skiing and riding and the whole team hopes to get a few more days in before the spring melt!
Preparations are wrapping up for the end of year dance show as the girls on the team work on their two instructor-lead pieces and one student-choreographed piece.