There has been great excitement at Sherman Central School since its Varsity Lady Wildcats cross country varsity team won the Section 6 Championship at the meet held Friday, October 31st at Elma Meadows Golf Course. It was the first time that a Sherman cross country ladies team had been awarded the championship trophy.
Upon hearing the good news, plans were quickly made for the team’s departure for the state meet Friday, November 7th on Long Island. A pep rally was scheduled to encourage the ladies and create still more enthusiasm among students. The team parents held a special dinner for them, the bus was decorated, and the school administration, faculty, employees and students made plans to give the team a tremendous send off as they boarded the bus Thursday for their trip to Long Island. Coach Downey, who has been coaching Sherman cross country teams for well over 30 years, and his wife will follow the bus. All the girl’s parents and some students will also head out for the same destination to cheer the team on as they compete with a host of other cross country teams.
The Sherman Lady Wildcat cross-country ladies are friends and they encourage one another in their daily practices and as they run at the meets. Prior to the start of each race, they kneel down in a huddle and pray that each one of them will do their best and that every team participant will have a safe race with no injuries. Following the prayer, Lindsey Alday gives her team members a little pep talk and the girls are ready to compete.
Recently the parents of a girl who competes from another school complimented the Sherman team saying that she was very impressed with the behavior, good spirits and sportsmanship shown by the Lady Wildcats as they encouraged and cheered on the ladies from other schools as they were running. Sherman School Superintendent Thomas Schmitt gave the team that message.
Sherman' girls cross country team