IMS Falcon Report 2.23.23
We’re in the final push of the winter season, and we’ve had some incredible match-ups and action-packed games. Here’s this week’s Falcon Report.
By Adam Marcia
Varsity Hockey played last Friday vs. a very competitive Rumsey team. The Falcons brought up a few players from JV, including Jack and Finn, who played exceptionally well against their older opponents. The team opened up many opportunities in the offensive zone with some good shots on net, scoring two goals by the end. They remained resilient and continued to put pressure on the Rumsey defense. Although the result wasn’t what they were hoping for, the Falcons showed great determination and sportsmanship. They look forward to their final match tomorrow against Trinity Pawling. Congratulations to the hockey team on an amazing season!
JV Hockey plays Rumsey Hall once again tomorrow for their final game of the season. The Falcons will undoubtedly give it their all on the ice in hopes to end their winter season on a high note. Wish the JV hockey team luck tomorrow!
Varsity Girls Basketball played an action-packed game against Hotchkiss this past Monday evening. This team has been performing at a very high level this season, recording 14 wins and only 2 loses. One of those loses was against this same Hotchkiss team, who won on a mere buzzer beater with seconds left in the game. Needless to say, the Falcons were determined to win this game. It was competitive from the start, and without their top scorer, IMS had to get creative. The girls played proper, team-oriented basketball with swift ball movement and communication. Emma called the plays, Esther was automatic from outside, and Rosie dominated in the paint with her rebounding. The whole team played stellar defense and did not give up easy points. The game went into OT and IMS did not let their opponents score once in all four extra minutes. Girls Basketball played an amazing game that many fans were fortunate to see. It was truly a proper send off for such a victorious season.
Varsity Boys Basketball had a tough match up yesterday against Rumsey Hall. They played their hearts out, but couldn’t come out on top by the final buzzer. Jose and Nosa each had 12 and were reliable communicators for their team. Jeremiah dropped an impressive 27 points and led the offense in playmaking. The entire team battled hard and made some excellent stops on defense. Their season isn’t done yet, as they go on to play Salisbury tomorrow and compete in the Suffield Tournament on Sunday. Wish the Boys Basketball team luck this weekend!
JV Basketball fought to the bitter end yesterday against Rumsey Hall. The team gave 100% hustle on defense. Their quickness and ability to intercept passes led to many fast breaks. Everyone contributed strongly, and they played like a team. They emphasized passing and finding the open shot. Unfortunately, they ran out of time and weren’t able to find enough open shots in the fourth quarter. They are eager to get back out there and play at home tomorrow against Berkshire Country Day. Come support the team at 4:30pm for their last game!
5/6 Basketball also played Rumsey Hall on Friday. This game was a true nail-biter. The 6th graders were all away on the camping trip, and so it was up to the young ones to get the job done. Miles set a 5/6 basketball scoring record by dropping 27 points. Jack contributed strongly with 6, and Whitlow even scored his first points of the season. Rumsey simply did not quit, however. They went back and forth with the Falcons-scoring, getting scored on, and scoring again. As the clock was winding down, Rumsey managed to get the final few shots up and ended up coming out on top. It was a tough matchup and the 5th graders played extremely well. Wish them luck as they take on Mizzentop away tomorrow in their final game this winter!
Varsity Squash played the number ranked squash school in the entire country yesterday, Brunswick. IMS couldn’t quite come out on top against this powerhouse of a squash program, but there were a number of highlights from the match. James, for instance, played their 3rd ranked player and beat them in five games. Sergio, too, won his match against the 10th ranked player. This was an outstanding performance for the Falcons. Their unwavering confidence and solid execution on the court is commendable. This squad was up against some of the best competition this school has ever seen, and they crushed it. Congratulations to the squash team for such a remarkable season!
JV Squash had some of their best performances yesterday afternoon against Kent. Charlie won all three of his matches. Alex was up against a challenging opponent and played at a very high level. Alexis wasn’t even supposed to come, but ended up joining the team and playing incredibly well! IMS swept their opponents by winning all 7 matches. They go on to play Salisbury tomorrow. Wish them luck and come out to support if you can!
Ski Racing competed in championships yesterday at Catamount, where they raced GS in the morning and SL in the afternoon. As usual, IMS skiers made some outstanding finishes. For the girls GS, Rose, Clarisse, and Phoebe finished in the top 3. In top 3 for girls SL it was Rose, Addie, and Phoebe. For the SL boys, Wynn, Jack, and Brooker took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively. Brooker was very consistent, getting 4th overall in nearly every race. C.C., Clarisse, and Audrey displayed excellent improvement in their times from beginning to end. The Ski team has one final race tomorrow at Catamount. Congratulations to the team for making great progress and solid finishes all season long!
Swimming has recently been having fun in practice since they have competed in all of their meets already this season. They’ve been playing water polo, doing relays, and other friendly games and competitions. One swimmer’s favorite moment was the State Championships in Naugatuck, where the top swimmers were selected to compete and represent IMS in the pool. It’s been an incredible season for the swim team. With most of the swimmers returning next year, it’ll be exciting to see what the future holds!