BOYS HOCKEY

Last year’s record: 8-9-3

Head coach: Andrew Jackson (6th season, 55-41-10)

Captains: Dylan Campbell, Sr. RW/C; Garrett Young, Sr. RW/C; Andrew Gotts, Jr. LW.

Other key players: Will Major, Jr. C; Matt Major, Jr. LW; Zach Smith, Soph. D; Austin Veno, Jr. D; Jack Corcoran, Soph. D; Tucker Hanson, Soph. G.

Home rink: Valley Forum, Haverhill

Outlook: After an year off from the postseason (missing it by one point), the Chieftains are striving to not only earn the 20 points needed to get back in, but also make some noise while vying for the top spot in the Cape Ann League. The hockey IQ and passion for the game runs deep on this club, making up for whatever inexperience there may be. Scoring (Campbell and Gotts are the only returnees to hit double digits in points last winter), team defense and staying healthy are three key factors for the Red and White to achieve their season goals.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Last year’s record: 12-9-3 (Lost in Division 1 state semifinals)

Head coach: Ryan Sugar (second season)

Team captains: Kate Irons, Sr., F; Sami Kelleher, Sr., F; Riane Vatcher, Sr., D.

Other key players: Molly Elmore, So., G; Abby Gendron, Jr., F; Mikayla Vincent, Jr., F; Lexi Rosenbaum, Sr., F; Charissa Flanagan, Sr., F.

League: Northeastern Hockey League

Home rink: Valley Forum, Haverhill

Outlook: The Chieftains are raring to go after storming to the Division 1 Final Four a year ago and could threaten for their first-ever league title this winter. The top two forward lines are as deep as they’ve been in years, and the return of Charisse Flanagan (14 goals as a sophomore) only bolsters a group that includes two-way stalwart Sami Kelleher and budding superstar Abby Gendron. Only one regular returns on defense, but sophomore goalie Molly Elmore (545 saves) should cover up any growing pains in the back end. Masconomet has toughened up their non-league schedule to prepare for what it hopes is another long playoff run.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Last year’s record: 6-14

Head coach: Bryan Duplisse (3rd year)

Team captains: To be named

Other key players: David Hunter, Sr., F; Mike Budrewicz, Sr., G; Will Schena, Sr., F; Colby Jacques, Sr., G/F; Harrison Warshafsky, Jr., F; Matt Dzwil, Sr.; G.; William Hunter, Soph., G; Kevin Shurda, Jr., G; Zach Cassius, Jr, F; Athan Reppas, Jr., G.

Home court: Masconomet High School Gymnasium

Outlook: Masconomet graduated its leading scorer from last season, but returns the majority of the rest of its lineup. The Chieftains are hoping experience and depth will help them improve on last year’s mark and get back into the playoffs. They may be undersized, but they’re quick and can get out and run.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Last year’s record: 15-8 (Lost to Andover in Division 1 North quarterfinals)

Head coach: Bob Romeo (16th season)

Team captains: Paige Amyouny, Sr., Guard; Cianna Martignetti, Sr., Forward

Other key players: Makayla Graves, So., Guard; Marissa DeLucia, Jr., Forward; Sara Fogarty, Jr., Guard; Nicole Amyouny, Jr., Guard; Jessica Cunningham, Sr., Guard

League: Cape Ann League

Home court: Masconomet Regional High School

Outlook: “We have a lot of work to do in order to be prepared for a very competitive CAL and non-league schedule,” said Romeo. “With six new varsity players on the roster, as well as two sophomores and four freshmen, we’ll need our returning players to be role models and leaders for this young new talent.”

WRESTLING

Last year’s record: 17-12 (NEC/CAL tournament champs, 5th at Division 2 states)

Head coach: Todd Darling (6th season)

Team captains: Josiah Shannon, Sr., 165; Mark Arsenault Sr., 152; Jack Darling, Jr., 113; Joey Perkins, Jr., 182;

Other key players: Liam McAveney, So., 120; Trevor Nugent, So., 106/113; Jay Mirabito, Jr., 145.

League: Cape Ann League

Home gym: Masconomet Fieldhouse

Outlook: The Chieftains boast four potential state champs — Trevor Nugent, Jack Darling, Liam McAveney and Joey Perkins — but more impressive than the top-end talent is the squads’ depth. Coach Todd Darling believes the 2017-18 squad has the most complete nucleus he’s seen in his six years at Masco, meaning the program should be able to fill out a plethora of weight classes and compete at a high level in just about every meet. Newcomers Henry Dolan, Greg Walker and Dom Gevoya could contribute right away in addition to the returning vets.

SWIMMING

Last year’s record: 8-0

Head coach: Ben Hanchett (12th season)

Team captains: Jenne Bankes, Sr.; Olivia Piacentini, Sr.; Lucas Gharabegian, Sr.; Grace Elwood, Sr.

Other key swimmers: Anna Walsh; Shannon Gerspach; Katherine Bartley; Emma Roberts, Sr., diver.

Home pool: Gordon College

Outlook: On the heels of a state runner-up on the girls side and some strong performances by the boys, the Chieftains are excited to get going. Hanchett believes his new group is talented and has a good attitude which will bode well in the new non co-ed format.

BOYS INDOOR TRACK

Last year’s record: 8-1-1

Head coach: Dana Picillo (14th season, 90-26-2)

Captains: Sam Cataldo, Sr., 55 Meters/Long Jump; Peter Kitsakos, Sr., 55 Meters/Long Jump/High Jump; Bryan Romanowski, Sr., Hurdles/4x400 Relay.

Other key athletes: Dan Buckley, Sr., 600; Aidan Greenslade, Sr., Shot Put; Jack Seymour, Sr., Sprints/High Jump; Ben Demers, Jr., Distance; Trevor Gallo, Jr., Shot Put; Andreas Lantzakis, Sr., Sprint/Long Jump; Dylan Ursino, Jr., 300/High Jump; 4x400 Relay

Home meets held at: Andover High School and Reggie Lewis Track & Field Center, Roxbury

Outlook: Looking to be competitive in a tough Cape Ann League, the Chieftains continue to develop both individually and as a team.

GIRLS INDOOR TRACK

Last year’s record: 5-5

Head coach: Scott Marcoulier (2nd season, 5-5)

Captains: Jessica Vernet, Sr., 300; Liza Pugh, Sr., 55 Meters/Shot Put; Taylor Goudreau, Sr., 600; Jordan Tveter, Sr., 55 Hurdles/High Jump

Other key athletes: Ryenne Feeney, Soph., 300

Home meets held at: Andover High School and Reggie Lewis Track & Field Center, Roxbury

Outlook: The Chieftains will rely on several key returnees as well as some newcomers. They are hoping to send several athletes to Division 2 states this winter.

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