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Bishop Gorman

  • Fall Sports 2017

    Reflecting on the 45th Anniversary of Title IX and Its Enduring Impact

    By Jessi C. Acuña

    There are more than 3 million female high school athletes participating today, a ten-fold increase since 1971.

  • Features

    Meet Future Buckeye Tate Martell

    By Hubble Smith

    Martell, who passed for 2,608 yards and 32 touchdowns and ran for 604 yards and nine TDs as a junior, is ranked by as the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the country’s Class of 2017.

  • Higher Math

    DeMarco Murray Running Toward History

    1,054: Total rushing yards for Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray, a Bishop Gorman High School alum. It’s the highest total through eight games in NFL history.

  • The Week

    Bishop Gorman Rises to the Challenge

    By Mike Grimala

    Six years into coach Tony Sanchez’s tenure, Bishop Gorman’s football team is no longer competing for state championships. Oh, sure, the Gaels’ 2014 season will most likely culminate with a Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association title, as it has for each of the past five years. And raising the trophy will surely be satisfying for the […]

  • Post-Season Basketball

    Big Man in Town

    By Mike Grimala

    In a town that has plenty of hoops pedigree, from Team USA tryouts to the NBA Summer League to the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels—the team that represents the very soul of the city—the most important figure is a Bishop Gorman High School junior still in the “Bambi walking on ice” stage of his basketball development.

  • Is Gorman So Good It’s Bad?

    By Sean DeFrank

    The high school basketball playoffs began Feb. 15 with the Bishop Gorman boys team in pursuit of its third state championship in four years. The Gaels (23-4) have lost to an in-state opponent (not counting Findlay Prep) just once since 2009, a 45-44 upset by Reno’s Bishop Manogue in last year’s state semifinals. With a talented roster led by McDonald’s All-American Shabazz Muhammad and other Division I college-bound seniors such as Rosco Allen, Ben Carter and Demetris Morant, Gorman is an overwhelming favorite to win its 14th state title.

  • Sports

    A Buffet of Basketball

    By Sean DeFrank

    As a sellout crowd funneled into Cox Pavilion to watch a matchup of national prep powers Findlay Prep and Bishop Gorman on Jan. 21, an earlier game between Coronado and Foothill high schools was in overtime. That’s when Coronado’s Teyshawn Campbell took everyone’s mind off Gorman’s Shabazz Muhammad and Findlay’s Anthony Bennett—both coveted UNLV recruits—and the night’s upcoming collegiate contest between UNLV and New Mexico. With time expiring, Campbell released a shot from just inside half court, and it banked in to give Coronado a 75-72 victory.

  • Shepard ignores the hype, helps slow Muhammad in 73-61 Findlay Prep win

    Winston Shepard had heard enough. Yes, the 6-foot-8 Findlay Prep senior forward and Bishop Gorman star Shabazz Muhammad are both friends and AAU teammates during the summer, but that didn't mean he was about to let the nation's consensus No. 1 recruit in the 2012 class have anything for free on Saturday. "I played good defense because I took it personal," Shepard said. "Our coach printed off some stuff and showed us what some of the media and what people were trying to say, that he's unstoppable and this and that.

  • Sports

    High Court Appeal

    By Sean DeFrank

    Of all the happenings that bring Las Vegas national attention, a high school basketball game would seem to be one of the unlikeliest. Yet since last season’s thriller, this year’s showdown between Findlay Prep and Bishop Gorman has been highly anticipated by prep sports pundits across the country.

  • Basketball Town, U.S.A.

    By Matt Jacob

    It’s 8 a.m. on an already sweltering July morning, and Mike Krzyzewski, the man who has coached Duke University to four NCAA basketball championships, is watching a layup drill in the Rancho High School gym. Alongside him is Roy Williams, the coach of Duke’s bitter rival, North Carolina. They’re just two of several members of college basketball’s coaching royalty who have descended on Las Vegas for a weeklong amateur basketball bonanza spread across more than a dozen gyms and featuring the nation’s most prominent prospects.

  • The Latest

    Prep Powers Excite Crowd in Double Overtime

    By Sean DeFrank

    As the Findlay Prep-Bishop Gorman High School basketball game neared a possible third overtime on Jan. 22, the sellout crowd at Cox Pavilion rose to its feet, as it also did toward the end of regulation and the first OT period. And when Findlay’s Kevin Kaspar nailed a three-pointer from the top of the key with two seconds left, giving the Pilots an 89-86 victory over the defending Class 4A state champions, everyone knew they had witnessed something special.

  • Unconventional Play

    By Sean DeFrank

    This much is easy to say about Findlay Prep: It is not only the most talented basketball team in Nevada, it’s also one of the most highly regarded programs in the country. The Pilots are the two-time defending champions of the ESPN RISE National High School Invitational, the closest thing there is to an official prep basketball championship tournament, and at 19-2 and ranked No. 8 in USA Today’s Super 25 basketball rankings, they are a threat to win a third straight crown.

  • High School Football

    Dominating Presence

    By Sean DeFrank

    Heading into this season, the Bishop Gorman High School football team had some questions to answer with eight players who received Division I scholarships gone from last year’s undefeated state championship squad. Many of those departures came from the defensive side of the ball, leaving coach Tony Sanchez with some big holes. “We had talented guys to fill them,” Sanchez says, “but what we needed was that calming support, and that was Jalen.”

  • High School Football

    Nationally ranked Bishop Gorman eyes another state football championship

    By Sean DeFrank

    It’s time for the Nevada version of Friday Night Lights to get into full swing, and once again Bishop Gorman High School is the team to beat. The Gaels won their second state championship in three years in 2009, outscoring opponents 799-137 in going 15-0, and appear in position to repeat this year. Gorman opened the season ranked No. 11 nationally by USA Today and No. 23 by, and began play Aug. 21 with a 24-17 loss to defending Arizona state champ Hamilton High in Flagstaff.

  • Society

    First in Class

    Graduates of Bishop Gorman High School gathered around the pool at M Resort on June 4 during the school’s 15th annual alumni wine-tasting. This year’s event featured a crowd-pleasing performance by Australian Motown singers and Imperial Palace headliners Human Nature, with proceeds supporting Bishop Gorman’s tuition assistance program.