Son now matches dad at the Shermans

Published 1:41 am Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Like father, like son in the Sherman household.

In 1972, a young coach by the name of John Sherman coached the South Point Pointers’ junior high team to an 8-0 record.

Now, 39 years later, son Bruce Sherman can match his father when it comes to perfection. Bruce coached the junior Pointers’ to an 8-0 record this season and the Ohio Valley Conference Middle School championship.

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Bruce is a teacher in the South Point school system. John is retired after serving as a teacher and principal in the school system.

After John retired from teaching, he was elected to the school board.

Tough Schedule

The Ironton Fighting Tigers are 5-4 and still in line to make the playoffs. Why?

Ironton’s opponents have a combined 60-31 record. Seven teams have winning records and three of the teams are unbeaten.

Lack of Sportsmanship

A high school football player for the Washington Court House team is facing 27 counts of assault.

The 16-year-old student was ineligible to play and was not in uniform for a September game but he took part in the post-game handshake against Greenfield McClain won the Court House Blue Lions. The youth allegedly taped a tack to his hand and pricked the hands of the opposing players.

The suspect has since been dismissed from the team.

Streak Ends

Lucasville Valley not only earned at least a share of the Southern Ohio Conference title last week, but the Indians beat Wheelersburg for the first time since 1964.

The Pirates were 0-10 that season.

The win gave Valley its first SOC II title ever. The Indians won several championships in the SOC Division I for smaller schools.

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Jim Walker is sports editor of The Ironton Tribune.