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2000: T.J. Prunty '00 Receives Offer From Minnesota Twins.

T.J. Prunty earned All Conference Honors in football, basketball and baseball and MSHSL All-State Honors in football and baseball. A pitcher, he was the Star Tribune's Baseball Player of the Year. He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 21st round his senior year. Prunty turned down the offer and instead went to the University of Miami where he played baseball before playing professionally with the Minnesota Twins organization.

2001: Cack Ferrell '02 Wins Top Prize

Cack Ferrell '02 finished in first place in the girls' 3200m Class 1A State Meet, setting a new school record of 10:53.11. Ferrell would set three school records at SPA before going on to compete at Princeton where she was an All-American runner. Ferrell would go on to compete professionally, with highlights including a 2nd place finish in the 5000m race at the 2007 Pan American Games.

2001: Softball Dominates

After an incredible season for the Spartan softball team, the team claims their highest-ever ranking with a 4th place finish at the Minnesota State AA Tournament. 

2004: Track and Field Sees Success 

Wrapping a successful track and field season, Kate Meyer '05, Catherine Clack '07, Uzo Obi '06, and Ali Schwach '06 won the MSHSL State Track Championship in the 4 x 200 relay and Lenora Magee-Howard '05, Kate Meyer '05, Uzo Obi '06, and Ali Schwach '06 won in the 4 x 400 Relay.

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2006: Fencing Wins the Top Prize

In 2006, the Spartan Fencing Team won the Minnesota State Championship. 

2007: Back-to-Back Tennis Champs 

Following the team's State Championship win in 2004.The boys tennis team won the MSHSL Team Tennis Championship in 2007 and 2008.

2009: Anne Hart '10 is Top Nordic Skier

Anne Hart '10 finished in first place at the girls’ State Nordic Meet. Starting her competitive Nordic career as an SPA 9th grader, Hart advanced quickly taking 9th place at State in 2008. At the 2010 State meet, Hart took on future Olympic medalist Jessie Diggins of Stillwater High School; Hart came from behind to nearly defeat Diggins, losing by less than a second. In 2022, as part of “Celebrating Title IX at 50,” the Minnesota State High School League recognized the 2010 contest between Hart and Diggins as “the most dazzling, heart-stopping finish in [Minnesota high school] Nordic Skiing.”