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Enshrined in 1975 … 1915 graduate of Spring Valley H.S. … gained a berth in the Hall of Fame in the non-participant category … longtime official and sportswriter … was prominent in Rockland County sports for more than 50 years … began his athletic involvement as a baseball and basketball player at Spring Valley High … then became an official, and for many years he was one of the county’s finest basketball referees and baseball umpires … he also continued to play in Sunday and semipro leagues for several years… Sherwood became an editor of the Rockland Leader, a Spring Valley-based weekly newspaper that was owned by the Sherwood family … Sherwood wrote extensively about Rockland County sports and was one of the most well-informed observers of the local athletic scene for 30 years … he originated his newspaper’s All-County teams in 1930, starting with the All-Rockland basketball team … he wrote a popular sports column named “Sideline Slants” under the pseudonym Hank Perry.