, Newburyport, MA


December 12, 2012

Boys basketball capsules


Coach: Tom L’Italien (8th year)

Last year’s record: 15-7

Key returning players: Colby Morris, Sr.; Ian Michaels, Sr.; Colt Fontaine, Sr.; John Baribeault, Sr.; Connor Macrae, Sr.; Ryan Short, Sr.; Matt Canning, Sr.; Adam Traxler, Jr.; Dillon Guthro, Jr.

Newcomers: Jordy Steelman, Sr.; Drew Bourdeau, Jr.; Kevin MacDougall, Jr.; Jeff Martin, Jr.; Caleb Stott, Jr.; Dan Baribeault, Fr.

Strengths: Experience, athleticism, depth.

Concerns: Preseason injuries.

Coach’s outlook: “We are in the process of establishing our roles, style of play as well as building trust, discipline, communication and raising our expectations of ourselves on an individual basis. By doing so, we will eventually trust our process and highly achieve as a team.”

First game: Dec. 14 vs. North Reading (7 p.m.)


Coach: Thom Connors (8th year)

Last year’s record: 5-15

Key returning players: Matt Talbot, Sr.; Devlin Gobeil, Sr.; Curran O’Connor Sr.; Thomas Connors Jr.; Kyle Arseneau, Sr.; Grant Belino, Sr.; Pat Halloran, Jr.; Jack Fortin, Jr.; Mac Short, Jr.

Newcomers: Pat Scanlon, So.; Matt Smith, So.; Ryan Foley, Fr.

Strengths: Strong senior leadership, varsity experience and team speed.

Concerns: Lack of size/height.

Coach’s outlook: “We need to get off to a good start and get some wins early and need to stay healthy throughout the season to be successful.”

First game: Dec. 14 (6:30 p.m.) at Ipswich


Coach: Ed Hickey (1st year)

Last year’s record: 14-9

Key returning players: Calvin Wiles, Sr.; Jake Chory, Sr.; Ryan Kuchar, Jr.; Michael Aiduk, Jr.; Jake Bordeionu, Jr.

Newcomers: Pat Beaton, So.; Will Sullivan, So.; Connor Beaton, So.; Adam Chory Jr, So.; Ryan Beaton So.

Strengths: Hard-working, play together.

Concerns: Inexperience.

Coach’s outlook: “I am new to the league, so I am not familiar with the rest of the teams in the league, and it is hard to predict where we will finish. We have to replace the starting five from last year’s team.”

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