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1981 Lady Spartans Softball Team

Softball 1981

Led by Coach of the Year Nancy Gunzelman Hartrum, the 1981 squad was the first team in school history to bring home a state championship trophy in 18 years of varsity play. Going into the State Finals against Becton High School with a 23-5-1 record, the Spartans beat the East Rutherford-based team by a score of 2-1. To reach this milestone through the season and during post-season play, the Spartans relied on strong pitching, phenomenal defense, and the ability to manufacture runs with solid hitting, bunting, stolen bases, and forced errors by their opponents. Four of the players were honored with several designations for All County and All State teams.