As the temperature drops, so does the hockey puck! Winter sports are officially here and this is the latest Falcon Report.

By Adam Marcia

Varsity Hockey hosted Trinity Pawling for the home opener last Friday. Puck possession went back and forth. An assist from Sam and the finishing goal from Ross in the third period helped the team gain their momentum, even though the Falcons didn’t win the game. The Varsity and JV Hockey girls will join forces to play against long-time IMS rival Rumsey Hall tomorrow.

JV Hockey has been working on their skating and puck control since December. After putting in the effort and sharpening their skills, the team is eager to face some competition out on the ice. The team looks forward to their game against New Canaan Country next week. 

Varsity Girls Basketball played away at Hotchkiss last Friday and away at Kent Center on Wednesday. The Falcons fought till the end at both games, but did come out short in the end. The Hotchkiss game was incredibly close. The combined points from Genesis, Esther, Sophia, Emma, Rosie put up a tough fight against Kent Center. Come support the team tomorrow at Home as they take on Berkshire 3rds.

Varsity Boys Basketball played their two most recent games against Hotchkiss. Both games were close. Nosa’s 20 point game, coupled with strong defense from Marcus and Wes, and Jose on the boards, brought the victory for IMS. During the second game, Nosa and Jeremiah’s combined 35 points helped put a dent in the Hotchkiss lead, but it wasn’t enough for a win. Boys basketball has a 2-2 record so far this season, and they hope to add another victory at their game tomorrow vs. Salisbury. 

JV Basketball played away at Mizzentop on Wednesday. The Falcons were on a roll in this game! Nekhel’s offensive game, Bright’s court management, and the fact that every IMS player scored brought home the victory for IMS. The final score was 35-9. JV looks to keep this streak running next Wednesday against Washington Montessori at home. 

Ever since their dominant victory over Washington Montessori before the break, the 5/6 Basketball team has been eager to get back on court. They get their wish tomorrow at home when they play Rumsey Hall. Come support 5/6 hoops at this electrifying match up!

Varsity Squash played Hotchkiss on Friday and Millbrook on Saturday. Santi played their #1 at Hotchkiss, and secured the win. Pippa and Helen also earned solid points that day in their respective matches. At Millbrook, Dailyn led the charge for IMS and won a majority of her sets. The Falcons came home with both victories! Varsity Squash plans to bring this same energy to Berkshire tomorrow when they play their JV team. 

JV Squash girls played Millbrook JV girls yesterday and they had some stellar matches. Letitia’s match was a nail biter. She and her opponent played a full 5 games, with the final game going to 15 points! JV squash has been training hard and look forward to testing their skills again tomorrow at Canterbury. 

Ski Racing had their first race yesterday versus Washington Montessori, Housey, Rumsey, and Harvey. The Falcons excelled on each of the two runs — so much so that 9 out of the top 10 finishers were IMS skiers. This impressive stretch was led by Porter, who timed in at 1:03.14 for first place. Jack, Rose, Pearse, Brooker, Leigh, Clarisse, Phoebe, Albert, and Dax were not too far behind. A big shout out to the skiers who were participating in their first ever ski race!

The Swim Team has been training earnestly ever since they finished second at Ethel Walker in December and they are hungry for more competition. The team is excited for their meet next Friday when they go up against Womogo and Litchfield.

Go Falcons!