Name: Sarah Gomish
School: Bishop Carroll
Gomish’s week: Gomish made a living at the net last week as Bishop Carroll defeated Bishop McCort, Central Cambria and, finally, Bishop Guilfoyle.
Last Monday against Bishop McCort, Gomish had 22 kills in three sets. She finished with 36 kills and four blocks in a four-set victory over Central Cambria. Against Bishop Guilfoyle, which was the third-ranked team in Class A according to the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association rankings, she had 30 kills.
Bishop Carroll, the defending Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference champion, won in four sets.
“Bishop Guilfoyle is always the team to beat,” Gomish said. “It was such a big win. We all work so well together. When we’re on, we’re on.”
Payback: Bishop Carroll defeated Bishop Guilfoyle during the regular season last year, but the Marauders bested the Huskies in the District 6A semifinals.
While Thursday’s victory doesn’t guarantee postseason success, it does bolster Bishop Carroll’s confidence.
“It was a major win for our program and this year’s team,” Huskies coach Joseph Skura said. “(Bishop Guilfoyle) came into the game were ranked in the state. We have the team and ability to beat them, and I knew the girls were strong enough.”
Heavy hitter: A middle hitter, Gomish already has 288 kills on the season.
That hit rate is no fluke.
Gomish, who also plays softball for the Huskies, finished her sophomore season with 448 kills.
Well-rounded student-athlete: Gomish is a two-sport standout and excels in the classroom.
She’s also a member of the student council.
“Personally, I like beating Guilfoyle better,” Gomish said. “I do like student council, too. We help plan out a lot of stuff for school like dances and help organize events.”
Staying together: One reason for Bishop Carroll’s success and the Huskies quick rise from a struggling program to one that contends for championships, is the varsity roster has been together since junior high.
“We’ve all been together since eighth grade,” Gomish said. “We have a history together and we have the whole school behind us. It’s really amazing.”
Goal-oriented: Skura believes Gomish will play college volleyball, and that’s a personal goal for her.
So is reaching 1,000 career kills. Gomish is on pace to reach that number.
For now, team goals are more important.
“I think we can keep raising the bar for ourselves,” she said. “We want to have a (District)6 banner hanging in our gym.”
Name: Sarah Gomish
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Shade girls nip Bishop Carroll
Alexis Meck isn’t the first name that comes to mind when the Shade girls’ basketball team is the topic.
On Saturday, her name was the last in the scorebook as the Panthers edged Bishop Carroll 56-54 in a PIAA Class A first-round game at Pitt-Johnstown’s Sports Center.
Bishop Carroll boys continue in playoffs
Bishop Carroll trailed just once on Friday in its PIAA Class A first-round contest against Clarion-Limestone at Richland High School.
After that early 3-0 deficit, the Huskies never looked back rolling to a dominating 81-42 victory over the Lions.
Richland rolling forward
Richland High’s boys’ basketball team made history last weekend. Now, the Rams want to add a few more details to this memorable story.
Coach Greg Burke’s team won the program’s first District 6 boys’ basketball title since 1975 in convincing fashion over Central on March 1.
Berlin boys wary of Trojans’ size, athleticism
On the same night last week that Berlin Brothersvalley was winning its first District 5-A title since 2007, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic was losing to eventual champion Lincoln Park in the WPIAL quarterfinals.
The Mountaineers (23-2), one of three area boys district champions set to begin opening-round action in the PIAA playoffs tonight, and Trojans (15-10) will square off this evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center, site of Berlin’s 65-51 district championship win over Forbes Road.
Bishop Carroll grad earns honor
After earning All-Patriot League recognition at the Indoor Track and Field Championships over the weekend, Bucknell senior Emily Waksmunski was honored for her success on the track and in the classroom as a winner of the 2014 Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.
Waksmunski finished second in both the 1,000-meter run (2:55.98) and as part of Bucknell’s 4 X 800m relay (9:05.48).
Bishop Carroll captures boys championship in District 6-A
Bishop Carroll made its fourth consecutive trip to the District 6 Class A championship game on Friday night at St. Francis University.
Still, the undefeated and state third-ranked Huskies were looking for some redemption after falling just short of the district crown in each of the past two seasons.
Bishop Carroll easily handles Juniata Valley
For the first eight minutes in Tuesday night District 6 Class A boys semifinal at Hollidaysburg Senior High, Juniata Valley’s slow-down strategy against unbeaten Bishop Carroll worked to perfection.
Unfortunately for the Hornets the next 24 minutes belonged to the Huskies, who exploded for 47 points in the two middle quarters on their way to a convincing 64-31 victory and a return to the District 6 championship game on Friday at St. Francis University.
Wozniak sparks Portage girls over Bishop Carroll
A slow start had Portage looking for a spark in Tuesday’s night’s District 6 Class A semifinal against the Bishop Carroll girls at Hollidaysburg Senior High.
The Mustangs got the impetus they needed as sophomore Lexi Wozniak erupted for five 3-pointers in the second quarter and Portage rolled to a 61-33 victory over the Huskies.
Huskies advance in 6-A boys
A weather-induced two-day layoff slowed down the Bishop Carroll Huskies for about the first five minutes of their 70-28 win over Saltsburg in Thursday’s District 6 Class A boys quarterfinal at Richland.
After a Frank Plowman jumper cut the Bishop Carroll lead to 8-5 late in the first, the Huskies turned the remaining time into a lengthy run, barely letting the Trojans up for air with a press that helped the unbeaten LHAC champions and top dog in 6-A move on with ease on the scoreboard.
Bishop Carroll gets best of United girls
The key to Bishop Carroll’s success during its 55-35 win over United in Thursday’s District 6 Class A girls quarterfinal game - according to coach Crystal Horton - was defensive adjustments.
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