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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North rally bolstered by Lee, hot shooting
Bishop Carroll’s Marcus Lee has had a hectic schedule while juggling a deep PIAA playoff run, a series of three all-star basketball events and the early portion of the scholastic track and field season.
Lee didn’t miss a step on Sunday afternoon.
McCabe’s MVP effort aids squad in victory
Portage’s Olivia McCabe was a little misty-eyed after the Seventh Annual AmeriServ Senior Hoops Showcase girls basketball game on Sunday afternoon at the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center.
McCabe was certainly not emotional about her performance, finishing with a team-high 15 points and grabbing seven rebounds in her North squad’s 83-68 win over the South.
Offense key in past boys games
Defense wins championships. But in all-star events, offense is the name of the game.
5 from area earn all-state honors
Five area basketball players have received all-state recognition from the panel of Pennsylvania Sports Writers.
Named to the all-state teams were Bishop Carroll’s Brandon Martinazzi on the Class A second team and teammate Marcus Lee on the third team.
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Senior Hoops Showcase rosters announced
The rosters for the seventh annual AmeriServ Senior Hoops Showcase are set, with 1,000-point scorers, 500-rebound players and conference and district champions represented on the boys’ and girls’ all-star squads.
The Showcase will be played on Sunday, April 6 at the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center. The girls’ game begins at 1 p.m., with the boys contest to follow at 3 p.m.
Lincoln Park races past Bishop Carroll to end run
A year ago, when an underdog Bishop Carroll boys basketball team met WPIAL power Lincoln Park deep in the PIAA playoffs, the Huskies came within a last-second, long-range shot of a huge upset.
The state’s top-ranked Lincoln Park made sure there was no doubt about the outcome on Tuesday night.
Loss won’t define Huskies’ tale
One game doesn’t make a season.
Bishop Carroll coach Cosie Aliquo emphasized that to reporters on Tuesday night after his Huskies basketball team fell 70-28 to Lincoln Park Charter Performing Arts School in their PIAA Class A semifinal at Hempfield High School.
Bishop Carroll wins in overtime
Trailing by two points with time winding down, Bishop Carroll’s Brandon Martinazzi fired up a shot that went in at the buzzer forcing overtime against Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic in PIAA Class A boys’ quarterfinal basketball action Friday night at Gateway High School.
In the extra frame, the Huskies survived a 10 of 18 performance from the free-throw line and moved on to the semifinals with a 63-59 victory.
Huskies’ path leads through Cardinal Wuerl
The Bishop Carroll Huskies make their return to Gateway High School tonight when the District 6 and Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference champions take on District 7 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic at 7:30 p.m. in a Class A quarterfinal of the PIAA tournament.
Bishop Carroll carries an unbeaten record into the contest against the Trojans after pulling out a 69-65 win over WPIAL runner-up Monessen on Tuesday at the Monroeville school. A 22-0 second-half run spurred the Huskies (27-0), who trailed 51-43 before the run commenced.
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