After a tumultuous season in 2012-13, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team is hoping things have stabilized.
Tonight will be its first chance to see how stable things have become.
Los Alamos will open the season tonight at home. It will face the St. Michael’s Horsemen at 7 p.m.
Smack dab in the middle of last season, head coach Tarah Logan abruptly stepped down, citing family issues, and one starter and one key reserve player both left the team at the same time.
Ann Stewart took over for Logan at that point and things seemed to settle down.
Stewart, who will return for her first full season guiding the program, feels the team is ready to concentrate on basketball and not any of the other distractions from last season. She said the focus has been there during the preseason and, for her, a lot of heavy lifting has gone on to prepare.