Sherwood High School (Oregon)

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Sherwood High School
Sherwood High School Oregon.JPG
16956 Meinecke Road
Sherwood, Oregon, Washington County, 97140
 United States
Coordinates 45°21′24″N 122°51′01″W / 45.356739°N 122.850323°W / 45.356739; -122.850323Coordinates: 45°21′24″N 122°51′01″W / 45.356739°N 122.850323°W / 45.356739; -122.850323
Type Public
Opened 1970
School district Sherwood School District
Principal Ken Bell[1]
Grades 9–12
Number of students 1406
Color(s) Crimson, black, and white    [2]
Athletics conference OSAA Three Rivers League 6A-2[2]
Mascot Bowmen[2]
Newspaper The Arrow

Sherwood High School is a public high school in Sherwood, Oregon, United States. As of.[3] As of 2014, the school competes in the 6A Three Rivers League.


In 2008, 78% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 193 students, 151 graduated, 24 dropped out, 8 received a modified diploma, and 10 are still in high school.[4][5]

In recent years, with the adoption of the Common Core, high school requirements have become more challenging.


Sherwood High School underwent major renovations beginning in 2007. Additions include remodeling, new classrooms, new baseball and soccer fields, as well as the Aaron J. Contreras Memorial Stadium, which is dedicated to Sherwood High Alumni Marine Capt. Aaron J. Contreras who died serving in Iraq. Projects were completed in 2009.


Sherwood has a very strong chess club winning the state title for Chess in 2008

State titles in Activities:

Chess: 2008

Aaron J. Contreras stadium[edit]

In 2004, the Sherwood High School stadium was renamed “The Aaron J. Contreras Memorial Stadium.” Aaron played football, basketball and baseball at Sherwood High School and later graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz., before joining the Marines. Captain Contreras died in 2003 while serving as a helicopter pilot on military duty in Iraq.

On April 2, 2003, The Oregonian published an article honoring Aaron’s life and achievements. Quoting that article, the news of Aaron’s death “…proved devastating in Sherwood, where Contreras family members are regarded as community stalwarts.” Edward Contreras, Aaron’s father, said that Aaron “…loved God, he loved his wife and children, and he lived the kind of life he believed in. He was a fine young man.” Rick Hassmann, a Sherwood school administrator when Contreras was a student body officer, remembered that Aaron “…always had a smile on his face. He was never down. He was that kind of kid.” To honor Aaron and his family and to learn more about this well-loved and respected young man.

Aaron J. Contreras Stadium holds 2000 people but for home Football games it averages 3000 people.

Aaron will always be a member of the Bowmen Family. Sherwood football has retired his number 28


Sherwood High School's athletic teams are known as the Bowmen. Sherwood was reclassified as an OSAA 5A team as of the 2006-2007 school year after being a 3A for several years. During the 2010-2011 athletic year, the Bowmen won three 5A state championships in volleyball, football, and baseball. The Sherwood Bowmen had a large rivalry with Wilsonville before moving to 6A in 2014.

State Championships[edit]

Fall Sports State Championships:

Football: 2010, 2012

Girls Soccer: 2007, 2011

Volleyball: 2010

Marching Band: 2014

Winter Sports State Championships:

Boys Swimming: 2005, 2006

Dance: 1994, 1998, 2006

Girls Swimming: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Rally: 1999

Spring Sports State Championships:

Baseball: 1959, 1969, 2011, 2013

2nd place:

Football: 1993, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2013

Girls Soccer: 1992, 2003, 2009, 2012

Boys Swimming: 2004

Girls Swimming: 2012

Baseball: 1946, 1966, 1971, 2006

Boys Golf: 2014

Individual state champions[edit]

Girls Cross Country

Ilsa Paulson: 2005, 2006

Boys Swimming

200-yard medley relay: 2005, 2006

200-yard freestyle

Kyle tannehill: 2001, 2002

Dominic Rieniets: 2004, 2005

Matt Grimes: 2006

200-yard individual medley

Ian Kinne: 1999

100 yard butterfly

Dominic Rieniets: 2004, 2005, 2006

500 yard freestyle

Matt Grimes: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

100 yard backstroke

Kyle Tannehill: 2001, 2002

Matt Grimes: 2005

400 yard freestyle relay: 2005, 2006

Girls Swimming

200-yard medley relay: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

200-yard individual medley

Marra Erwin: 2005

50-yard freestyle

Ashley Kerekanich: 2006

100 yard butterfly

Marra Erwin: 2003, 2004, 2006

400 yard freestyle relay: 2003, 2004, 2006

100 yard freestyle

Julia Bush: 2012, 2013, 2014

200 yard freestyle relay: 2012


Jim Heenan: 1960

Gerald Edy: 1960

Dean Wilson: 1963

Seth Roy: 2002 (didn't wrestle senior year)

Boys Track & Field

200 meter dash

Cristian Morris: 2011

400 meter dash

Ross Krempley: 1997

Hunter Pfferkorn: 2014

800 meter dash

Ross Krempley: 1997

4*400 meter relay: 2013

High Jump

Dave Edstrom: 1956

Long Jump

A.J. Dutra: 2006

Triple Jump

Curtis Fisher: 2008


Louis Broadhurst: 1994

Pole Vault:

Keith Hopkins: 1960, 1961

Kent Kohlmeyer: 1993

120 yard high hurdles

Dave Edstrom:1956

180 yard high hurdles

Dave Edstrom: 1956

Girls Track & Field

100 meter dash

Kami Sisk: 1993

800 meter dash

Jennifer Coleman: 1992

1500 meter run

Jessica Imbrie: 2010


Elyse Cuthbertson: 2014

High Jump:

Hedi Wilkerson: 1991, 1992

Frances Pavao: 2009, 2010

Pole Vault

Kathryn Mariman: 2010



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  3. ^ 2012, the school served 1406 students in grades 9 through 12
  4. ^ "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  5. ^ "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 

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