When the New Year gets underway, it won't take Wilmington High School teams long to get back to work.
First on Wednesday, the girls track team travels to Melrose for a meet that begins at 5 p.m.
Also on the day is a hockey doubleheader. At 6 p.m. the girls hockey team plays in Watertown while the boys hockey team drops the puck at 8 p.m. inside the same venue.
Thursday it's the boys track team that gets the call in Melrose, beginning its meet at 5 p.m. The wrestling team faces a steep task as it grapples against perennial powerhouse Winchester at 7 p.m.
Friday's slate includes basketball tripleheaders at home and on the road. In Wilmington, the Lady Wildcats host Stoneham with freshmen, JV and varsity games scheduled for 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively.
The boys meanwhile, have the same schedule of games. The only difference is that the boys team will play its trio of tilts in Stoneham.
Saturday is also a busy day for Wildcat teams. The JV track teams travel for freshmen and sophomore meets at 9:30 a.m. while the wrestling team hits the mat at 10 a.m. in the Chelmsford Tournament.
Then at 12 p.m., the boys hockey team travels to Melrose for a road tilt while the girls hockey team hosts Bishop Fenwick at Ristuccia Arena. Puck drops at 2:30 p.m. for the Lady Wildcats.