BOYS BASKETBALL

Last year’s record: 6-14

Head coach: Alan Laroche (10th season)

Team captains: Jason Finkst, Sr. G; Ben Yanakakis, Sr. G; Isaiah Morrissey, Sr. G.

Other key players: Jack Norris, Sr. G; Dan Stedman, Sr. F; Nakhil Walker, Soph. F/C; Andrew Gilligan, Jr. F; Will Vanderbilt, Jr. F.

Home court: Doug Woodworth Court at Elliott Roundy Gymnasium, Ipswich

Outlook: The Tigers return a strong core of captains and upperclassmen while welcoming in a new sophomore big man in Walker to help on the interior. They should be quick and run a fast paced offense, hopefully resulting in a race for a Cape Ann League Baker title and a state tournament berth.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Last year’s record: 8-12

Head coach: Chris Tolios (2nd full season (plus 5 games as interim coach in 2016-17); 9-16 overall)

Team captains: Katherine Noftall, Sr., SG; Cate Phypers, Sr., F.

Other key players: Sydney Doolan, Sr., G.; Riley Daly, So., PF; Erika Noftall, Jr., PG; Tatum Galuski, Jr., SF; Emma Lombara, Jr., G.

Home court: Doug Woodworth Court at Elliott Roundy Gymnasium, Ipswich

Outlook: The Tigers are set to bring back almost all of their roster from last season after graduating only one senior. Expectations could be considered high for Ipswich — especially with scoring-ace Katherine Noftall (15.2 PPG) and Cate Phypers leading as captains — but head coach Chris Tolios wants his squad to focus on what’s in front of them. “Mentally, this year is about us and no one else,” said Tolios. “We want to be in competition with ourselves and be better than last season.”

BOYS INDOOR TRACK

Last year’s record: 5-0 (6th at Eastern Mass. Division 6 Meet)

Head coach: Marty Binette (7th season, 33-20)

Team captain: Sam Fitzpatrick, Sr. Hurdles

Other key athletes: Fitzpatrick, Sr., Hurdles

Other key athletes: Evan Antonakes, Sr. 55. Trevor MacRae, Jr. 300/4x400 Relay; Chase Gagnon, Sr. Hurdles; Jack DeMarco, Jr. Mile

Home meets held at: Andover HS/Reggie Lewis Track & Field Center

Outlook: Despite graduating outstanding seniors Kellen Waters and Mike D’’Agostino, there’s a lot of depth and experience back from last winter’s undefeated squad. The Tigers should be one of the better teams in the Cape Ann League once again.

GIRLS INDOOR TRACK

Last year’s record: 1-3-1

Head coach: Marty Binette (6th season, 36-7-2)

Team captains: Olivia St. Peter, Sr. 55 meters; Maddie Wilson, Sr. 600/4x400 relay; Rayna Duffield, Sr. Distance

Other key athletes: Jessie Harrington, Sr. Hurdles/4x400 Relay; Allie Sanidas, Sr. Shot Put; Hannah Herron, Sr. 300/4x400 Relay

Home meets held at: Andover HS/Reggie Lewis Track & Field Center

Outlook: The Tigers are heavy with experienced seniors to lead the way and optimistic about their season. They are talented in sprints and middle distance events, but will need some girls to step up in distance races.

SWIMMING

Last year’s record: 4-2

Head coach: Alex Beauvais (1st season)

Team captains: Mackenzie Greenleaf, Sr. butterfly, 50 free; Joanna Mullen, Sr. backstroke, 500 free; Zach Forni, Sr. 50 fly, freestyle

Other key swimmers: Sandy Colamenta, Soph. breaststroke, free; Brendan Hopping, Jr. 100 backstroke, freestyle

Home pool: Ipswich YMCA

Outlook: The Tigers have a very lively and determined group of 28 swimmers, including a large returning corps as well as a handful of promising newcomers. First-year head coach Alex Beauvais and assistant Jessica Spencer believe their team will compete at a high level.

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