By DAN PAWLOWSKI

WAKEFIELD — Multiple winter sports teams are entering the home stretch of their regular seasons and getting ready for statewide tournaments.

The Warrior girls’ and boys’ indoor track teams both competed in the Div. 3 state tournament yesterday at the Reggie Lewis Center. The boys took 2nd while the girls finished 8th. Full stories for each team will appear at a later date.

The Wakefield wrestling team won the Div. 3 North Sectional tournament last weekend. They will travel to Game On in Fitchburg tomorrow and Saturday for the two-day Div. 3 State Tournament.

The girls’ and boys’ basketball teams both automatically qualified for the Div. 2 tournament by winning at least half of their games.

The Warrior girls’ team is first in the Middlesex League’s Freedom Division with a conference record of 10-5 and overall record of 12-6. Wakefield can clinch at least a share of the league title with a win over Stoneham on Saturday at 12 p.m. They were ranked 17th in the MIAA’s latest power ratings published on Feb. 10. Depending on the amount of teams who automatically qualify, the Warriors will be right on the cusp of a potential first round home game with that ranking. In both the girls’ and boys’ statewide D2 soccer tournaments this fall, the No. 16 seed hosted No. 17 in the first round. The 16th ranked team right now is typical north powerhouse Pentucket (12-2) the same team who beat Wakefield in the sectional finals in 2018.

The top five ranked teams in girls’ basketball Div. 2 is Norwood (15-0), Oliver Ames (12-1), Medfield (11-2), Chicopee (13-1) and North Quincy (15-0).

The Wakefield boys’ basketball team automatically qualified for the dance with their 79-27 win over Lynn Tech yesterday. The Warriors are now 10-8 overall and 7-8 in the league. Wakefield was ranked 31st in the latest D2 power ratings. In what will likely be a field of over 40 teams, Wakefield could find themselves hosting a preliminary round game, perhaps against the likes of Foxboro (6-7), Stoughton (6-7), Dracut (8-8), Marblehead (8-6) or Masconomet (8-5). In that scenario, a victory would set up a road first round matchup against a top five opponent. The top five ranked teams in boys’ basketball Div. 2 are Mansfield (14-3), Malden Catholic (10-2), North Quincy (11-3), Pope Francis (11-3) and Pembroke (15-0).

The Warrior boys’ hockey team’s five-game winning streak was snapped in overtime by Cape Ann League champion Lynnfield last night. The Warriors are 9-9 and one win away from automatically qualifying for the Div. 2 tournament. Wakefield has two games against Danvers (8-6-3) left in the regular season. Even if the Falcons win both games, Wakefield will find themselves in the tournament based on the latest power ratings which rank the Warriors at 13th. That ranking in all likelihood means that Wakefield will host a first round game at the Stoneham Ice Arena, possibly against a team like Boston Latin (3-5), Beverly (6-8), Westwood (8-6), North Attleboro (8-7) or even Freedom foe Wilmington (4-10).

The top five teams in boys’ hockey Div. 2 are Tewksbury (13-1), Masconomet (13-2), Gloucester (10-4), Duxbury (10-5-2) and Canton (13-2-1).

The hockey and basketball regular seasons will officially end next Saturday, Feb. 26. State tournaments are likely to start the following week.