A space honoring local athletes’ weekly accomplishments is no place for recognizing career achievements. But for Kate Carmo we’ll make an exception.
So exactly what is Carmo being recognized for? Winning!
During these past two seasons, when Carmo blossomed into a solid performer and a versatile, do-it-all guard, her Palmyra girls’ basketball team compiled an overall mark of 47-6. That’s a winning percentage of 89 percent for those of you scoring at home.
On Wednesday evening at Martz Hall in Pottsville, Carmo and the rest of the Cougars’ undefeated season came to an agonizing end, in the from of a 40-36 loss to Scranton Prep, in the second round of the PIAA Class AAA playoffs. Though Palmyra fought hard to the bitter end, it just couldn’t seem to get over an early double-digit deficit.
One of the reasons the Cougars have been able to win on such a consistent basis over the last two years is the type of ‘whatever-it-takes’, hard-work, determined attitude displayed by Carmo, a senior, and followed by her younger teammates. While it may not have started out that way, over her career, Carmo developed into an unquestioned leader of the Cougars.
Carmo was also one of the few Palmyra players who intended to continue to compete in basketball once she moves onto college.
– BY JEFF FALK