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Bishop Gorman High School (also commonly referred to as Gorman High School or BGHS) is a Roman Catholic, private, preparatory school located in Summerlin, Nevada. The school is administered by the Diocese of Las Vegas. The school opened in 1954. Its mascot is a Gael, or a mounted Irish Knight.

Bishop Gorman High School
The new BGHS.jpg
Address
5959 South Hualapai Way

, ,
89148

United States
Coordinates36°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
TypePrivate, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
EstablishedSeptember 7, 1954; 64 years ago (1954-09-07)
OversightRoman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas
PrincipalKevin P. Kiefer
Teaching staff72.5 (FTE) (2015–16)[1]
Grades912
Enrollment1,470 (2015–16)[1]
Student to teacher ratio20.3∶1 (2015–16)[1]
Campus size36 acres (15 ha)[2]
Campus typeFringe rural[1]
Color(s)     Royal blue
     Orange[3]
Athletics conference
MascotGaels
RivalsPalo Verde Panthers
AccreditationNorthwest Accreditation Commission[4]
PublicationThe Gael Gazette
NewspaperThe Lance
YearbookArchive
AffiliationNCEA
DeansIrene Anderson
Tessa Rivera
Kenny Sanchez
Michael Wright
Athletic DirectorGrant Rice
Website
Last updated: April 30, 2019; 22 days ago (2019-04-30)

Contents

HistoryEdit

 
Aerial photo of Bishop Gorman, 2015

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 its doors on September 7, 1954. Bishop Dwyer named it after his predecessor, The Most Reverend Thomas Kiely Gorman, the first Bishop of the Reno-Las Vegas Diocese. From its inception, the 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]

Extracurricular activitiesEdit

ActivitiesEdit

Mock Trial

  • State Championships
    • 2005
    • 2008
    • 2009
    • 2010 [5]
    • 2011
    • 2013
    • 2014
    • 2018
  • National High School Mock Trial Championship Rankings
    • 2008, 19th
    • 2009, 5th (Previous State Record)
    • 2010, 18th
    • 2011, 11th
    • 2013, 4th (State Record)
    • 2018, 20th

AthleticsEdit

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.[6][7]

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.[8] 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.[citation needed]

Coach Tony Sanchez took over as Bishop Gorman High School's 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 in Maryland 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. In 2014 and 2015, Bishop Gorman won back-to-back National Championships.[9] From 2014 to 2016, Bishop Gorman Varsity Football did not lose a single game and took the National Championship title 3 years in a row.

Former D1-wrestler, 3rd degree black belt in Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 3xTeam USA member, 5x World grappling champ (152-5 overall, 78-0 FILA Int), and head strategist coach for MMA, Ricky Lundell is the current head wrestling coach for the Gaels, along with his assistant coach Todd Prace.[citation needed]

Men's Sports State ChampionshipsEdit

[10]Baseball

Class/Division Year(s)
AAAA 2006–2012
Division I 2015

Gorman holds the state record for most consecutive championships in this sport.[11]

Basketball

Class/Division Year(s)
A 1962–1963
AAA 1978–1979, 1984, 1988-1989
AAAA 1997, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012
Division I 2013–2018

Bowling

NIAA State Champions
2001–2003, 2004–2006

Football

Class/Division Year(s)
AAA 1970, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985
AAAA 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011
Division I 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
National Champions 2014, 2015, 2016

Golf

Class/Division Year(s)
AAA 1981
AAAA 2002–2003
Division I 2014
NIAA State Academic Champions 2007–2008

Lacrosse

Southern Nevada Lacrosse Association Year(s)
Division II 2009

Soccer

Class/Division Year(s)
AAA 1992
AAAA 2002, 2006–2007
Division I 2012, 2018

Swimming

Class/Division Year(s)
AAA 1989

Tennis

Class/Division Year(s)
AAA 1983–1990
Division I 2015

Women's Sports State Championships[10]Edit

Basketball

Class/Division Year(s)
AAAA 2006-2008, 2010

Bowling

NIAA State Academic Champions
2002-2004, 2005-2006

Golf

Class/Division Year(s)
AAAA 2003-2006
NIAA State Academic Champions 1993-1994, 2001-2002

Lacrosse

Southern Nevada Lacrosse Association Year(s)
Division II 2013-2014

Soccer

Class/Division Year(s)
AAA 1994, 1996
AAAA 1997, 1999, 2001, 2012

Swimming

Class/Division Year(s)
AAAA 2010-2012
Division I 2013-2014
NIAA State Academic Champions 1993-1995
NIAA State Swimming & Diving Champions 2010-2014

Tennis

Class/Division Year(s)
AAA 1988-1989, 1992-1995
AAAA 1997-1999, 2001-2002, 2005–2009
Division I 2012-2013

Track & Field

NIAA State Academic Champions
1993-1994

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

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