On Friday January 31st, the Indian Mountain School gym was electric. The Falcons took on Rumsey Hall in two back to back games for the Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball Teams. The female Falcons played well on the defensive end rebounding Rumsey’s shots and pressuring their opponents resulting in steals for the falcons. Both teams fought hard on the defensive end of the court in this low scoring match-up, and the score was tied up 8-8 at half time. The Falcons regrouped at half time and Rumsey took a small lead shortly after the half.  Slowly but surely the girls continued to pressure their opponents and fought until the very end of the match when they went up by two points 16-14. Newcomer Emma Ohler was fouled with less than a minute left and scored a crucial foul shot to help secure the Falcons 17-14 come back win over their rivals.

After a hard fought win for the girls, the Boys Varsity Basketball Team kept the ball rolling and the energy continued to flow from every athlete on the court. Graham Prinz helped the Falcons to an early lead with his consistent three point shooting, sinking shot after shot, and the Falcons continued to create and capitalize on scoring opportunities. With fans filling the bleachers and cheers galore, the Falcons walked away victorious against Rumsey at home after solidifying a 49-24 win. 

On the road, the JV Boys Basketball team led by Jin Lee, Inigo Sustacha, and Jacob Cook on the offensive end continued the winning streak for the Falcons on parents weekend and defeated Trinity Pawling 37-34. With this win the Falcons are now 4-3-1 on the season and have played in many thrilling match-ups resulting in wins by only one or two baskets.

The Varsity Squash Team had a successful inter-squad scrimmage over parents weekend. The team has continued to find success on the court and become more versatile and resilient as players during challenging matches. The team will travel to Trinity Pawling on Wednesday the 12th to rematch The Pride. All members of the Developmental Squash Team have shown significant improvement over the course of the winter semester and have been pushing each other on the court during both challenge matches and varying fitness and skill based drills. 


The Varsity Hockey Team was in it to win it against Rumsey on Friday, January 31st. The Falcons took an early lead with help of the Traggio brothers, Giaco and Tieler contributing 2 goals and 1 goal respectively. The Falcons fought hard to maintain their lead, only allowing the Blue Dogs  to score two goals throughout the course of the game, and Carter Foley was locked in denying shot after shot in goal. 

After many weeks of practicing their fundamental skills, skating, and developing team chemistry, the JV Hockey Team has two games under their belt. On Wednesday January 29th the team fought hard on the road against a talented Brunswick team. Shortly after their opening match-up the Falcons stepped back on the ice to face Rumsey on parents weekend. Oliver Pzysnski, Leo Clayton, and Liam Colley all contributed one goal each and the Falcons fought hard against Rumsey, the game ending 6-3 with Rumsey coming out victorious.

Over the past few weeks, IMS has been dominating on the slopes at both Catamount and Mohawk Mountain. On Wednesday January 5th the Ski Race team continued to take down the competition with Jamie Levine placing 2nd, Branson Figeuroa in 3rd, and Marisin McLain in 5th place. Both Winston Walter and Finn Mattis have been improving their times and finishing strong in all races. The Recreational Ski team has continued to practice at Catamount and Student- athletes have been enjoying their time on the mountain and improving their skills.


The Swim Team had a meet against North End Middle School on Friday January 17th. The team was able to pull off an overall victory against a well matched opponent. Many of the races were extremely close with first and second place coming down to hundredths of a second. After a few weeks of training the team came out strong to dominate in their last match of the season against Shepaug. The team was victorious on the road, winning 146-109 and placing in first and second place in many events.