The word carries with it the equal amounts of pride and dread in the Douglas High School girls basketball program.
When head coach Werner Christen brought Joe Andrews on as the team's strength and conditioning coach four seasons ago, Sparta quickly became an important part of the Lady Tiger basketball lexicon.
"We started it my freshman year," said four-year varsity forward Diana Regalado. "We've always called it 'Sparta' but it's been different every year.
"It's pretty intense. It's kind of defined the style we play."
Christen started talking with Andrews, a longtime coach in the football program, about helping …