The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Local Sports

October 22, 2013

Bishop Carroll earns share of LHAC volleyball title

— The Bishop Carroll Catholic High School girls' volleyball team avenged an Oct. 1 loss, defeating Bishop Guilfoyle 25-23, 25-20, 23-25, 25-22 to capture the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference co-championship.

The Lady Huskies share the title with the Lady Marauders because the season split represented the two programs’ only losses.

Senior middle hitter Sarah Gomish had 29 kills to lead Bishop Carroll, while outside hitter Ellie Yahner contributed 11 kills and 15 service points, and senior middle blocker Hayley Holsberger added 18 kills. Bishop Carroll setter Janelle Gueguen tallied 57 assists for the evening. Bishop Carroll and Bishop Guilfoyle both finished their regular seasons at 17-1.

  “This was their night,” Bishop Carroll coach Joe Skura said. “We have been talking since that loss at BG about what we wanted to do tonight, and we did our jobs. Our girls were completely phenomenal tonight and played their ‘A’ game. We have to credit our fans. Our gym was packed with fans from both Bishop Guilfoyle and Bishop Carroll and we certainly appreciated the fan support on our home turf. We've got a special team and I'm excited to see what they will as we head into District 6 playoffs.”

   “We went in with a job to do,” said Gomish. “We knew it required our total focus and composure. We played as one team and that is all it took. The game stands for itself. It feels awesome to win the conference again. Ever since we won our sophomore year, we've been wanting again. To earn the conference again as seniors makes the win over Bishop Guilfoyle all that much sweeter.”

  Bishop Guilfoyle's Annie Dombrowski had 19 kills and 12 digs in her team's defeat.

  “This was a proud moment for our program, our school, and our fans,” Skura added. “Just seven years ago, Bishop Carroll was at the bottom of the conference. To win the title two times in three years is a great accomplishment and shows what this team's hard work can do. I really want to thank our loyal fans for being their tonight to be part of all of this and the parents who made the gym so special for the team tonight. This was a huge surge to pull us into playoffs.”

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • Penguins 0421 Penguins finish hot to grab 2-1 series lead

    Brandon Sutter, Lee Stempniak and Jussi Jokinen scored in a span of 2:13 of the third period to revive the Penguins from yet another two-goal deficit in a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pirates 0421 Pirates walk off against Reds to halt home skid

    Ike Davis became the first player to hit grand slams for different teams in the same April, and Neil Walker had a winning run single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates twice overcame deficits to beat the Reds 6-5 Monday night.
    Pittsburgh trailed 2-0 before Davis’ fourth-inning homer off Mike Leake.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sitting Bulls bring home national sled hockey title

    The Johnstown Sitting Bulls disabled sled hockey team recently won a national championship.
    The team, comprised of disabled athletes from Cambria, Somerset, Indiana, Bedford and Blair counties, finished first in the Youth B Division at the USA Hockey National Disabled Hockey Festival held April 11-13 in Marlborough, Mass.

    April 21, 2014

  • Local Sports Briefs

    April 21, 2014

  • Pirates Brawl 0420 Brewers top Pirates in game highlighted by dustup

    Ryan Braun homered in the ninth inning to tie it, then Khris Davis hit a home run in the 14th that put Milwaukee ahead for good.
    Yet those were hardly the big blows that attracted all the attention Sunday in the Brewers’ 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Football team ends boycott of embattled coach

    Minnesota State University-Mankato’s football team has ended its boycott of reinstated head coach Todd Hoffner, who successfully fought child pornography charges and other misconduct accusations that removed him from the job for 20 months.
    Hoffner said he assured the players, who refused to take the practice field Wednesday, that interim coach Aaron Keen, who led the team in Hoffner’s absence, will continue in a major role with the team.

    April 20, 2014

  • Penguins 0420a Game 3 pivotal for both teams

    Not so long ago, the Columbus Blue Jackets were the worst team in the NHL.
    Now they’re heading home for tonight’s Game 3 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series with the star-studded Pittsburgh Penguins, hoping to make even more history.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Penguins 0419 Blue Jackets outlast Pens in double-OT

    Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
    Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury stuffed the initial shot by Cam Atkinson but Calvert stood all alone at the left post and wristed a shot into the open net to even the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at one game each.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pirates 0419 Brewers rally to clip Pirates

    Ryan Braun hit two homers, including a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 Saturday night.
    Braun has five home runs this season after being suspended for the last 65 games of 2013 following Major League Baseball’s investigation into the Biogenesis drug scandal.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Area runners gearing for Boston Marathon

    The time was 12:15 p.m. It was Monday April 19, 1897.  Tom Burke had drawn a line across the dirt road with his foot. Eighteen men gathered near Metcalf’s Mill in Ashland, Massachusetts.

    April 19, 2014