The Varsity Boys clinched their 3rd Consecutive Gold Basketball, which had never been done before, and extended their record SVC Winning Streak to 55 Games at the Finish of the 2016-2017 Season. They finished the regular season at 17-5, after playing arguably their toughest non-conference schedule ever, which will only better prepare the Tanks for postseason play. They gained the 2 seed in the Southeastern Sectional. The roster includes Seniors, Clay Edler, Casey White, Ryan Taylor, Tre Ivey, and Gavin Ogan, Juniors, Logan Swackhammer, Dalton Poole, Brandon Kennedy, Nick Adkins, David Ater, Gabe Fisher, and Peyton Hill, and Sophomore, Chance Smith.
The Varsity Girls made a gigantic improvement this regular season, finishing 16-6 overall, with a 11-3 SVC record. The SVC record was good enough to finish 2nd and 2 of the 3 SVC losses came in Overtime, so they were very close to getting to the top of the league once again. The Lady Shermans won their first tournament game over a solid Waverly team and will now play for the Sectional Championship against 2 seeded Miami Trace. The roster includes Seniors, Caroline Thiel, Kaylee Hagen, Kaitlyn Ellison, Cindelynn Murta, and Morgan Popp. Juniors, Cadee Causey, Carly Adkins, and Summer Sigman. Sophomore, Jocie Fisher. Freshmen, Emily Coleman, Cree Stulley, and Amber Cottrill.
The Junior Varsity Girls finished the regular season 22-0 and 14-0 in the SVC. Coach Jimmy White and his outstanding group of athletic and talented ladies ran rough-shod on their opponents all year long with only 3 games being decided by less than 10 points and all of those being outside of league play. The future is extremely bright for the Lady Shermans!
The Junior Varsity Boys caught fire to finish their season, winning their final 7 SVC games to capture a share of the crown at 11-3 with Southeastern. Coach Kevin Roll's Tanks went through some difficulty around midseason after losing Freshman Cade McKee to injury for the season, but once they bounced back, they bounced back in a big. The peak of the season had to be when they came back from a 31-6 deficit to defeat Southeastern 56-50. They also got revenge on Westfall on Chance Smith fadeaway jumper with 3 seconds left and Zane Trace 33-30 to end the season. Another highlight for the Tanks was Vinz Palisbo knocking down a clutch 3 with 10 seconds remaining to defeat Fairfield Union 41-40. The Shermans finished the season 15-7 overall. The roster included, Freshmen Cade McKee, Nate Keiser, and Jamarcus Carroll, and Sophomores, Chance Smith, Justin Manson, Hayden Longcoy, Gabe McBee, Tristan Speakman, Vinz Palisbo, Chase Fout, Nehemiah Felts, Cole Hill, and Bryce Robinson.
The Freshman Boys team finished their season 12-6 overall and 9-1 in SVC play to capture a share of the SVC title with Zane Trace. The young Shermans had an outstanding finish to their season, winning 6 out of 7 games down the stretch. The roster included, Nate Keiser, Jamarcus Carroll, Dalton Ford, Connor Valentine, Ty Schobelock, KK Richter, Drake Helton, Jackson Williams, Lucas Crawford, Christian Drake, Levi Gerber, and Caleb Smith.