MELROSE—Good news, Melrose High fans. All high school winter sports return this season as Melrose High embarks on a 2021-22 full schedule campaign.

While players and spectators will be required to wear masks, all winter teams are full steam ahead with nine varsity teams competing in 2021-22 from December to late Feb/early March.

Competing this winter will be:

*Boy’s basketball (Home: MVMMS gym)

*Girls basketball (Home: MVMMS gym)

*Boys hockey  (Home: Stoneham Arena)

*Girls hockey  (Home: Flynn Rink)

*Boys Indoor Track (Meets: BU Track Center)

*Girls Indoor Track (Meets: BU Track Center)

*Wrestling (Home: Marcoux Gym, MHS)

*Gymnastics (Home: Saugus YMCA)

*Boys swim  (Home: Malden High pool)

Regular season games start as early as Dec. 8 (boys hoop, boys hockey) along with December 10 (boys swim) December 11 (girls hoop) and December 15 (girls hockey, indoor track). Gymnastic meets will start in January.

See next week’s edition for previews and early-season glances at the teams.