2015: Baseball Teams of 1971 & '72
The Spartan baseball team had a tremendous two-year, winning back-to-back state titles under the direction of Coach Jim Hare.
Hare followed coaching legend Gene Olive and continued a championship tradition. "Gene was a tough act to follow," said Hare. But with a group of talented players, Hare was equal to the task.
The 1971 team, who finished 24-1 was favored to win state in 1972. The 1972 team, after a slow start, came on strong in the end and defended their title with a 19-4 mark.