Bishop Gorman High School

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Bishop Gorman High School
The new BGHS.jpg
Address
5959 South Hualapai Way
Las Vegas, Nevada, Clark County, 89148
United States
Coordinates 36°4′54″N 115°19′2″W / 36.08167°N 115.31722°W / 36.08167; -115.31722Coordinates: 36°4′54″N 115°19′2″W / 36.08167°N 115.31722°W / 36.08167; -115.31722
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established September 7, 1954
Oversight Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas
Principal Kevin P. Kiefer
Asst. Principal Virginia Cunningham
Tracy Goode
Staff 130
Grades 912
Enrollment 1132 (2007-2008)
Color(s) Orange and Blue         
Mascot Gael
Rivals Durango High School
Accreditation Northwest Accreditation Commission [1]
Publication The Gael Gazette
Newspaper 'The Lance'
Yearbook 'Archive'
Deans Irene Anderson
Tessa Rivera
Tony Sanchez
Kelsey McCall
Athletic Director Sally Nieman
Website

Bishop Gorman High School (also commonly referred to as Gorman High School or BGHS) is a Catholic, private, preparatory school located in Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada. The school is administered by the Diocese of Las Vegas, and has been serving Clark County and the Las Vegas Valley for over 50 years. The school opened in 1954 and its mascot is a Gael, or mounted Irish Knight.

History[edit]

Bishop Gorman High School was established by Romy and Dorothy Hammes, Kathlyn Hammes Mowbray, Bishop Robert J. Dwyer of Reno-Las Vegas, and Father John F. Brown, Provincial Superior of the Clerics of St. Viator. The school opened September 7, 1954. Bishop Dwyer named it after his predecessor, The Most Reverend Thomas K. Gorman, the first Bishop of the Reno-Las Vegas Diocese. From its inception, Bishop Gorman High School has been administered by the Clerics of Saint Viator.[citation needed]

The campus was originally located near Downtown Las Vegas, at 1801 S. Maryland Pkwy. Classes began at its current Summerlin location on September 5, 2007. The new 187,000 square feet (17,400 m2) school, located on a campus of 36 acres (15 ha), cost $96 million.[2]

Academics[edit]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Activities[edit]

Mock Trial

  • State Championships
    • 2005
    • 2008
    • 2009
    • 2010 [3]
    • 2011
    • 2013
    • 2014
  • National High School Mock Trial Championship Rankings
    • 2008, 19th
    • 2009, 5th (State Record)
    • 2010, 18th
    • 2011, 11th
    • 2013, 4th (State Record)

Athletics[edit]

The athletics program and teams of Bishop Gorman are known as the Gaels, and compete in the Southwest Division of the Sunset 4A Region. The Gaels have become one of the most prominent high school athletics program in the state of Nevada, frequently winning numerous state championships each year. Additionally, the Gaels have been recognized by many national publications including USA Today and Sports Illustrated as being among the top ten high school athletic programs in the United States.[4][5] In the summer of 2008, the Gaels baseball team, sponsored by American Legion Post 76 in Las Vegas, won the American Legion World Series, a first for any Nevada high school.[6] They ended up fielding 798 points total in football, more than any other high school in the nation for the 2009 season and ended up being ranked 46th in the nation by Rivals. In the 2009/2010 year they became the first Nevada school in over forty years to win the state championship in all three major sports (football, basketball, and baseball). Its basketball team is consistently ranked in the Nation's Top 10.

Coach Tony Sanchez took over as Bishop Gorman High Schools head football coach in March 2009. In 2010 and 2011, he led Gorman to a varsity record of 28-2 and an overall program record of 61-4. At the start of the 2012 season, Gorman beat nationally ranked teams Our Lady of Good Counsel and St Louis High School in Hawaii to raise its high school ranking into the top ten schools. Both matches were televised, by ESPN and Fox networks, respectively.

Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association State Championships[edit]

  • Baseball - 2006-2011. Gorman holds the state record for most consecutive championships in this sport.[7][8]
  • Basketball (Boys) - 1962, 1963, 1978, 1979, 1984, 198, 1989, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 [9]
  • Basketball (Girls) - 2006-2010[10]
  • Football - 1970, 1974, 1979–1980, 1982–1983, 2007, 2009-2013[11]
  • Golf (Boys) - 2002-2003[12]
  • Golf (Girls) - 2003-2006[13]
  • Soccer (Boys) - 1992, 2002, 2006-2007, 2013[14]
  • Swimming (Boys) - 1989[15]
  • Swimming (Girls) - 2010[16]
  • Tennis (Boys) - 1983-1988, 1990[17]
  • Tennis (Girls) - 1988-1989, 1992–1995, 1997–1999, 2001–2002, 2005–2009, 2011[18][19]

Gorman competes in Division II of the Southern Nevada Lacrosse Association and won the division championship in 2009[20] and 2010.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NAC. "Northwest Accreditation Commission". Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  2. ^ "New Bishop Gorman High School opens in Summerlin master plan". Las Vegas Review Journal. 15 September 2007. Retrieved 3 October 2011. 
  3. ^ McMurdo, Doug (27 March 2010). "Bishop Gorman Nevada champs". Las Vegas Review Journal. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "USA Today Super 25 High School Sports Expert Rankings". USA Today. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Armstrong, Kevin (June 19, 2008). "The top high schools in each of the 50 states and D.C.". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  6. ^ Edwards, Jay (August 28, 2008). "AMERICAN LEGION WORLD SERIES:Title worth the wait for Gorman". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  7. ^ Brewer, Ray (21 May 2011). "Gorman’s Evan Dunn overcomes adversity, pitches Gaels to sixth straight state baseball title". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "Baseball". Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Basketball, Boys". Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Basketball, Girls". Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "Football". Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "Golf, Boys". Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "Record Book: Golf, Girls". Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  14. ^ "Record Book: Soccer, Boys". Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  15. ^ "Record Book: Swimming & Diving, Boys". Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  16. ^ "Record Book: Swimming & Diving, Girls". Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  17. ^ "Record Book: Tennis, Boys". Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  18. ^ "Record Book: Tennis, Girls". Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  19. ^ Davis, Bartt (22 October 2011). "Duo's midmatch getaway relaxes Gaels, leads way to another title". Las Vegas Review Journal. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  20. ^ "Nev Boys: Bishop Gorman rolls to SNLA Div. II championship". West Side LAX. 16 May 2009. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  21. ^ "Las Vegas Golfer Tommy Armour III Uses Titleist to Win". GolfLasVegasNow.com. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  22. ^ "Seven Questions With Jillian Bell '02". Bishop Gorman High School Alumni Newsletter: 12. Summer 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Panic! comes home to play House of Blues". Las Vegas Sun. June 18, 2011. Retrieved October 26, 2011.