BOYS BASKETBALL

Last year’s record: 10-11 (Lost to North Andover in Division 2 North first round)

Head coach: Tom Doyle (16th season, 240-93)

Team captains: TBD

Other key players: Isaiah Williamson, Sr., G/F/C; Jhoan Vago, Sr., F; Galvin Gonzalez, Sr., G; Tommy Beauregard, Soph., G; Bobby Jellison, Soph., G; Guillermo Pimentel, Soph., G.

Home court: Salem High School Fieldhouse

Outlook: The Witches are young and don’t boast much size, but they have an athletically gifted set of guards and capable scorers. They hope to compete for a tournament berth for the 15th consecutive season.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Last year’s record: 2-17

Head coaches: Evelyn Oquendo & Patricia O’Brien (2nd season, 2-17)

Team Captains: To be named

Key players: Trinity Myers, Sr, SG; Stephanie Cantone, Sr. PF; Genesis Beltre, Sr. C

Home court: Salem High Fieldhouse

Outlook: There’s no doubting the basketball IQ the Witches will have on the sideline with Salem legends Patricia O’Brien and Evelyn Oquendo. While everything didn’t quite come together in their first season in charge of the program last winter, the squad will boast a balanced and athletic roster with the likes of Trinity Myers and Stephanie Cantone. Beltre, who has always been tough in the paint, should also have a highly productive season on the boards.

WRESTLING

Last year’s record: 0-20-2

Head coach: Cliff Exilhomme (5th season)

Team captains: Tyrese Elmidor, Sr., 170; Calvin Dalton, Jr., 113.

Other key wrestlers: Jack Mulvihill, So., 126; Braidon Bezzati, So., 120.

Home gym: Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse, Salem High

Outlook: Last year was a rebuilding process for the Witches, who hope to benefit in 2018-19 from having a number of talented grapplers back that saw plenty of varsity matches last year. It’s still a young group that should also improve by seeing sophomores Jack Mulvihill and Braidon Bezzati back after missing last winter with injuries. Co-captain Calvin Dalton returns after an outstanding season in which he went 41-10 and placed third at All-States and will be looking to build on that success.

BOYS INDOOR TRACK

Last year’s record: 3-4

Head coach: Jimmy Guy (1st season)

Team captains: Patrick Collins, Sr. Mile/4x400 Relay; Roberto Pauleus, Sr. 300/4x400 Relay

Other key athletes: Andrew Calixte, Sr. 300/4x400 Relay; Patrick Boardway, Soph. Shot Put; Saul DeLeon, Soph. Two Mile

Home meets held at: All meets are on the road

Outlook: The Witches want to continue to improve on what they started last winter and make some noise around the conference.

GIRLS INDOOR TRACK

Last year’s record: 0-7

Head coach: Jimmy Guy (1st season)

Team captains: Anyfern Gonzalez, Sr. Shot Put

Other key athletes: Ngu Fuanyi, Sr. 55/High Jump; Sydney Livermore, Sr. Shot Put

Home meets held at: All meets are on the road

Outlook: Several performers are rebounding from injuries for the Witches and looking to start a strong foundation for their younger teammates.

SWIMMING

Last year’s record: 0-8

Head coach: O’Malley Barton (1st season)

Team captains: Lily Jerzylo, Sr. distances; Billy Beauregard, Sr. 200 and 500 freestyle, sprints

Other key swimmers: Michael Sumner, Jr. all around

Home meets held at: Salem YMCA

Outlook: Having taken some lumps last season, the Witches are now more seasoned and know what to expect at the varsity level in the Northeastern Conference, so they should be better off this winter in terms of scoring in meets.