BOYS BASKETBALL

Last year’s record: 10-9

Head coach: Tom Doyle

Team captains: To be named

Key players: Ethan Espinal, Sr., G; Nate LeBron, Sr., G/F; Vinnie Gaskins, Sr., F; Isaiah Williamson, Jr., G/F; Henny Vlaun, Sr., G.

Home court: Veterans Memorial Gymnasium, Salem

Outlook: The Witches return a number of athletic, versatile and skilled guards whom head coach Tom Doyle believes can help the team clinch another tournament berth. There’s also young talent working hard early to crack the varsity lineup and make an impact.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Last year’s record: 5-15

Head coach: Evie Oquendo

Team captains: Emily Fabre, Sr., Power Guard; Chrishae Dunston, Sr., Small Forward

Other key players: Trinity Myers, Jr., Shooting Guard; Syndye Livermore, Jr., Shooting Guard

League: Northeastern Conference

Home court: Salem High School

Outlook: The Witches will look to improve on last year’s mark under new coach and former Salem High superstar Oquendo. Expect Salem to start the year off with a renewed sense of urgency.

WRESTLING

Last year’s record: 2-17

Head coach: Cliff Exilhomme (4th season)

Team captains: Jonny Rodriguez, Sr., 160; Calvin Dalton, So., 106.

Other key players: Jonah Torujillo, Sr., 285; Braidon Bezzati, Fr., 113; Noah Galeota, Fr., 152; Jack Mulvihill, Fr., 120.

League: Northeastern Conference

Home gym: Salem High Fieldhouse

Outlook: Co-oping along with Hamilton-Wenham, the Witches have some strong grapplers to help fill out the lineup. There’s an influx of youth that has some Salem toughness as well, meaning that it’s a squad that should improve as the season moves along. They’re excited to get back on the mats.

BOYS INDOOR TRACK

Last year’s record: 2-6

Head coach: Thomas Walsh (3rd season)

Captains: To be named

Key athletes: Brian Palacios, Sr., Sprints/Middle Distance; Nick Capra, Sr., Sprints/Middle Distance; Andre Calixte, Jr., Sprints; Patrick Collins, Jr., Distance; Saul DeLeon, Fr., Distance; Noah Roberlo, Sr., Sprints

Home meets held at: Do not have one

Outlook: The Witches are focused on improving on last year’s record and getting better with each meet.

GIRLS INDOOR TRACK

Last year’s record: 0-7

Head coach: Thomas Walsh (3rd season)

Captains: To be named

Other key athletes: Kailry Amodeo, Jr., Middle Distance; Anyfern Gonzalez, Soph., Throws; Izzy Wronkowski, Jr., Distance

Home meets held at: Do not have one

Outlook: The Witches’ primary objective this winter is to break into the win column and build from there.

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