KCHS wins 5A title; Notre Dame is next

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Jack Sompayrac threw two touchdown passes and scored two rushing touchdowns, and Stiles Moore returned a fumble for a touchdown, leading Knoxville Catholic to the Class 5A state title with a 45-28 win over Beech in the Bluecross Bowl on Thursday night in Cookeville.  The Irish jumped out to a 17-0 lead after Sompayrac hit Dashon Bussell on a 16-yard …

2016 Irish Bowl Photo Gallery

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Knoxville Catholic quarterback Chase Cunnningham passed for 316 yards and four touchdowns as KCHS won the 2016 Irish Bowl 54-9 over Notre Dame of Chattanooga on Sept. 9. Cunningham connected on scoring strikes of 70-yards and 50-yards to Amari Rodgers and also found receiver Chase Kuerschen on touchdown passes of 20-yards and 54-yards. The win was the fourth straight for KCHS …

Bishop Stika celebrates 7th anniversary of his Episcopal Ordination with Mass at KCHS

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Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated the 7th anniversary of his Episcopal Ordination with a Mass attended by hundreds of faithful Catholics, including some who travelled hundreds of miles to participate, at Knoxville Catholic High School on Mar. 19. The Mass was part of the Mercy & Mary two-day Lenten retreat hosted by the Diocese of Knoxville and led by Father …

Five from KCHS commit on National Signing Day

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Knoxville Catholic High School celebrated National Signing Day on Feb. 3 as five student athletes committed to play for colleges. The signing ceremony was held in the school gym, with friends and family of each player making for a good crowd of witnesses. KCHS athletics director Jason Surlas addressed the gathering before the signings. “Today would not be possible without …

KCHS rolls to state football championship, 48-8

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Knoxville Catholic scored 48 unanswered points to capture its second state football championship with a 48-8 win over Pearl-Cohn on Dec. 5 in the BlueCross Bowl Class 4A finals at Tucker Stadium on the campus of Tennessee Tech in Cookeville. The Fighting Irish, also champions in 2008, never looked back after the Firebirds scored on a 91-yard run in the …

Five athletes at KCHS sign with universities

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Knoxville Catholic High School celebrated its first signing day of 2015-16 on Nov. 11 as five student athletes committed to universities at a ceremony in the school library. Two softball players signed, Gianna Carideo with the University of Washington and Jessica Hamilton with Transylvania University. A pair of baseball players signed with Lincoln Memorial University, Turner Whitfield and Hunter Judd. …

Knoxville Catholic wins 2015 Irish Bowl 35-17 over Notre Dame

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At first it looked like a blowout. Then it looked like a washout. After all that, the 2105 Irish Bowl had the look and feel of an outright entertaining game for those who stuck around for the finish. Knoxville Catholic made sure the bronze trophy stayed on Cedar Bluff Road with a convincing comeback win over Notre Dame of Chattanooga, 35-17 on Sept. 11. Amari …

Bishop Stika celebrates Mass for diocesan educators

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Teachers and other professional staff in the Diocese of Knoxville’s 10 schools were praised Sept. 4 during a special Mass, where Bishop Richard F. Stika praised them for their hard work in educating and inspiring generations of children. As part of the school system’s in-service workshop at Knoxville Catholic High School, the educators gathered for Mass at All Saints Church …

Bishop celebrates All-School Mass at KCHS

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Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated his annual beginning-of-the-year All-School Mass on Aug. 26 for Knoxville Catholic High School students. The KCHS student body and teachers filled All Saints Church for the Mass. Concelebrating were Father Tony Budnick and school chaplain Father Christopher Manning. Also present were Sister Mary Marta Abbott, RSM, superintendent of Catholic Schools, and Dickie Sompayrac, KCHS president. …

KCHS holds academic signing day

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Athletes receive plenty of attention on signing days throughout the school year, but on May 5 Knoxville Catholic High School turned the spotlight on more than a dozen academic standouts by giving them their own signing day. Thirteen KCHS students who received full-ride scholarships were recognized in a ceremony in the school gym led by Principal Dickie Sompayrac and Jane …

Catholic Charities Fun Walk attracts fans of all ages

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More than 150 fans of fun and fitness participated in Catholic Charities of East Tennessee’s 17th annual Kids Helping Kids Fun Walk at Knoxville Catholic High School on April 26. Supporters of all ages took part in the fun walk on the KCHS outdoor track and the greenway that circles the KCHS and All Saints Parish campus. Children also could …

Curtis Martin’s focus is on the New Evangelization

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By Bill Brewer Curtin Martin delivered his unique brand of evangelization to the Diocese of Knoxville on April 18 as a featured speaker for the diocese’s Following Jesus Conference. (Note: audio recordings of the Following Jesus Conference are available on the Catholic Radio Knoxville page) The appearance by Mr. Martin, founder of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, as part of …

Nine KCHS student athletes sign with colleges

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Nine student athletes from Knoxville Catholic High School and seven from Notre Dame High School signed letters of intent with colleges on Feb. 4, which was National Signing Day. Family, friends, and coaches joined the students at the schools as they signed letters that were immediately faxed to their school of choice. It was a record-breaking signing day at Notre …

Diocesan students participate in 2015 national March for Life

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  The massive March for Life in Washington, DC is getting a boost from students across the Diocese of Knoxville. Bradford Bosarge, director of campus ministry at Knoxville Catholic High School, says 75 students and chaperones arrived in the nation’s capital on Wednesday night. “I hope this helps our students see the value and dignity of life from conception to …