Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Still on the Fast Break.(Final)

Byline: Harold Smith For the Journal

Champion Hoops Team Could Help Hope Win State Track

The Hope Christian boys basketball team, with a little help from its friends, is switching sports and gunning for two Class 2A titles in a two-month span.

"But I think it will be a dogfight," says Hope's ninth-year track and field coach Kyle Skartwed. "I think we'll be challenged by Lordsburg. And I think Cimarron can do something at state. I think it'll be a three-way battle."

The small-school state track meet will be held this weekend at the University of New Mexico's track stadium.

Of the Huskies' 11 boys state track qualifiers, seven were members of Hope's basketball squad that won state crowns in 2002 and on March 15. …

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