By Eliza Statile
What a thrilling winter it has been for IMS athletics! With a few more weeks left in the season, the Falcons look to bring home some more big wins and execute the skill and sportsmanship that they have been practicing throughout the season.
On Friday, February 11th, the Varsity Boys Basketball team had an stellar performance against Trinity Pawling School following a dominating performance against Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Wednesday (46-15 win). Captain and ninth grader Paul Coty scored an impressive 18 points with 9 rebounds, followed by ninth grader John Maida tallying 14 points. In addition, both Jayden Hernandez and Sebastian Tietel contributed significantly with Jayden recording 6 assists and 5 steals, and Sebastian adding 9 points, from 3 pointers to the scoreboard. The team traveled to Rumsey Hall school on Saturday to compete against IMS rival, the Blue Dogs. The Falcons ended the game with another win 59-28, and outstanding performances by both Jose Jiménez and Jeremiah Coty on the defensive end and rebounding.
In addition to the Varsity Boys win, the JV Boys Basketball team secured a 34-19 win over Trinity Pawling. Led by Leo Zhao and Dashiell Guariglia with 14 and 11 points respectively, the Falcons fought hard to capitalize on offensive opportunities and pressure on the defensive end. Also notably contributing on the offensive and defensive ends: AJ Horosky and Tyler Roberts each tallied 4 points and Max Blumenthal scored three points. Edward Park, AJ Horosky, and Leo Zhao had big steals and blocks on defense.
On the ice, the Varsity Hockey team battled against the Berkshire School thirds team. After a competitive match, the Falcons succumbed to a 3-1 loss with a power play goal by Miles Leung. Graham Heitman played well in goal, keeping the score down and making some key saves. The team will return to the ice on Friday, February 25, in a rescheduled game against Trinity Pawling School.
While hoping for more snow in the forecast the Ski Racing Team has been dominating on the slopes. In their most recent race at Mohawk Mountain on Monday, February 14, the team competed in the Giant Slalom on “timber” against Washington Montessori School and Rumsey Hall. The team had an impressive performance with Lylli Stern placing first overall, and Jack Maljanian, Porter Taxin, and Rose Morlock placing 4th, 5th, and 7th places respectively.
Stay tuned for more highlights from the Varsity Squash team trip to Philadelphia, where they competed in the US Middle School Team national Championship. We could not be more proud of our top 6 squash players for placing 9th overall and ranking 3rd overall by the US Squash Association.