“Bo-sanity” is Bethel’s newest movement


Maria Cerro

Nick Bomar looks to make a play in a game against Trinity on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

Gavin Campbell, Staff Writer

You’ve heard about the M&Ms of Bethel Park basketball, Ryan and Justin Meis. But have you heard of the new wave that is going down called “Bo-sanity”? Nick Bomar is a senior on the boys basketball team and is quickly becoming the premier player of the WPIAL.

#00 on the court, Nick Bomar has been referred to as one of the shiftiest and elusive players in the league today, quickly drawing comparisons to NBA Superstar Jeremy Lin and all time legend Vince Carter. A wave passed down from great to great, the “Vinsanity” movement transformed to Jeremy Lin and “Linsanity” and has now become “Bo-sanity.”

Nick Bomar is the type of player you want on your team. Bomar’s main goal is to chase W’s, which makes his work ethic comparable to that of an elite player. Bomar looks to “help the team win in any way possible, if that means scoring, rebounding, or defending… I will be a leader for the team.”

This type of work ethic has been radiating through the boys basketball team and was apparent in their victory over Upper St. Clair on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Late in the game, Bomar hit several key free throws to secure the win for the Hawks, doing whatever it takes to win the game. While Bomar may not have been the top scorer, he never lets his time on the court go unrecognized. Bomar’s defense helped keep the Panthers off of the board for the majority of the game.

Bomar credits Tuesday’s, as well as this season’s, success to his drive in this senior campaign. “It means a lot, I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for awhile. I’ve never been the bet growing up, then I put the work in, working my way up the ladder waiting for this season to shine.”

Bomar’s been playing ever since he could remember. Basketball is in his blood, older brother Anthony is a basketball star at Chatham University. Bomar says his brother’s love for the game inspired him.

He had this to say about his bold #00: “I went to 00 because Russell Westbrook is my favorite player by the way he carries himself on the court… coming back from a rough season last year 00 [is a] fresh start and last season is not who we are.”

Bomar looks to have a bounce back season for the team. Catch the Hawks Friday, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. against Connellsville and see “Bo-sanity” Nick Bomar himself in action!

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