KCHS girls soccer team repeats as state champs

Dan McWilliams Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News, Schools

After a marathon victory in a shootout in the semifinals, the Knoxville Catholic High School Lady Irish captured their second straight Class A-AA state soccer championship with a 4-0 victory over rival Notre Dame on Nov. 1 at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex in Murfreesboro. Ashley Hickman scored a hat trick for KCHS to lead the Lady Irish, and goalkeeper …

Fighting Irish hold off Webb in Battle of the Bluff

Bill Brewer News, Schools, Youth Ministry

The Fighting Irish of Knoxville Catholic High School emerged from the annual Battle of the Bluff with a 24-6 football victory over Webb School Oct. 23. The Fighting Irish’s 2014 record remains unblemished at 9-0, and it is the first win over Webb since 2008, the year KCHS won the state championship. The schools, which have been competing for decades, …

Diocese closes silver jubilee year with homecoming celebration

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

By Dan McWilliams The Diocese of Knoxville concluded its silver jubilee year on Sept. 13 with a daylong homecoming celebration that attracted some 750 to 1,000 people who enjoyed fun, games, food, music, and an outdoor Mass celebrated by Bishop Richard F. Stika. Parishioners of all ages from across the diocese gathered on the grounds of Knoxville Catholic High School …

Diocese closes silver jubilee year with homecoming celebration

Dan McWilliams Catholic Church, News

The Diocese of Knoxville concluded its silver jubilee year on Sept. 13 with a daylong homecoming celebration that attracted nearly 1,000 people who enjoyed fun, games, food, music, and an outdoor Mass celebrated by Bishop Richard F. Stika. Parishioners of all ages from across the diocese gathered on the grounds of Knoxville Catholic High School to take part in the …

Medal of Honor heroes meet diocesan students

Dan McWilliams Catholic Church, News, Schools

By Dan McWilliams Students from Catholic elementary schools and Knoxville Catholic High School heard stories of courage, honor, and sacrifice as Medal of Honor recipients, in town for a national convention, spent time with them Sept. 12. All of the speakers arrived by helicopter, including retired Army Staff Sgt. Leroy A. Petry and Army Specialist Ty M. Carter, who were …

Knoxville Catholic retains Irish Bowl trophy with win over Notre Dame

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Schools

By Bill Brewer and Jim Wogan Notre Dame High School battled rival Knoxville Catholic and the clock Friday night as the Chattanooga Fighting Irish’s hopes for a last-second tie or victory fell short in the teams’ first football game of the 2014 season. Knoxville Catholic scored 15 points in the first quarter and held off a tough Notre Dame squad to …

Hundreds take part in fun walk to benefit Columbus Home

Bill Brewer News

By Dan McWilliams Some 1,000 participants took part in the 16th annual Kids Helping Kids Fun Walk benefiting Catholic Charities of East Tennessee’s Columbus Home. More than $40,000 was raised for Columbus Home at this year’s one-mile Fun Walk, held May 4 at Knoxville Catholic High School. Children and adults of all ages participated in the walk. Deacons, priests, and …

The sounds of spring: Diocesan schools give choral concert

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Schools, Youth Ministry

Students from Knoxville Catholic High School, St. Joseph School, St. Mary School in Oak Ridge, St. John Neumann School and Sacred Heart School joined voices May 1 to deliver a spring choral concert. More than 50 students performed for parents, friends and supporters in the commons area at KCHS. The chorus was conducted by KCHS choral director Daniel Varnell and …

KCHS Robotichauns meet the challenge, end just shy of nationals

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

By Stephanie Richer The Robotichauns may not have made it to the nationals, but none can say they did not fight the good fight. Knoxville Catholic High School’s robotics team, the Roboticahuns, competed again in the Smoky Mountain regional against other high schools from the local area and throughout the Southeast. The regional was held March 28 and 29 at …

Five commit to colleges on National Signing Day at KCHS

Dan McWilliams News, Schools

Five Knoxville Catholic High School student athletes committed to play at the next level in a National Signing Day ceremony Feb. 5 in the school library. Offensive lineman Patrick McFall signed with East Tennessee State University. Track athlete Camille Baker committed to Missouri University of Science and Technology. Three soccer standouts, Molly Dwyer, Tori Sanders, and Charlotte Sauter, signed as …

Lady Irish win state soccer title

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Schools

Knoxville Catholic High School’s girls soccer team made history Nov. 2, and in doing so made an impact on a state-wide level. The Lady Irish won the TSSAA Girls Soccer State Championship in Murfreesboro, defeating neighboring rival Christian Academy of Knoxville 3-1 in the Class A/AA title match at Richard Siegel Park. It was the first state championship for any …

Notre Dame, KCHS celebrate Irish Bowl’s return

Stephanie Richer Catholic Church, News, Youth Ministry

According to the United States Congress of Catholic Bishops, the New Evangelization proposed by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in this Year of Faith calls us to “to be evangelized and then go forth to evangelize.” Who knew a game of football could do that? On Aug. 23, the Fighting Irish of Knoxville Catholic High School hosted the Fighting Irish of …

Robotichauns take silver medal in robotics competition

Stephanie Richer News, Schools, Youth Ministry

An ambitious group of Knoxville Catholic High School students found out what happens when you experiment with science and mathematics, adding in some engineering and marketing. The result was a competitive team that won high marks in a regional robotics competition. The Robotichauns (Team 2393), finished as second-place finalists in the Smoky Mountains Regional robotics competition, winning a silver medal. …

Cardinal Rigali enjoys fitting send-off to Rome for papal conclave

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

In a turnout befitting a pope—or a cardinal—more than a thousand well-wishers were on hand Feb. 26 at All Saints Church and McGhee Tyson Airport to see Cardinal Justin Rigali as he departed for Rome, where he will join the College of Cardinals in a conclave to elect the next pope. Cardinal Rigali presided at a morning prayer service at …