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 …

Notre Dame and Saint Dominic Win Statewide School Environmental Challenge

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St. Dominic School in Kingsport and Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga were recently recognized for their school environmental programs as two of the 10 winners of the 2017 Good Sports Always Recycle™ (GSAR) school challenge. Saint Dominic was awarded $1,000 for its program, and Notre Dame received $1,500 as the Sustainability Steward award winner. “I am very proud that …

Notre Dame High School celebrates 140 years

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On October 6, Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga celebrated its 140th anniversary. Bishop Stika celebrated Mass at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul. Father Mike Nolan (Class of 1978) gave the homily. The celebration continued with a dinner and party for alumni and supporters of Notre Dame at Stratton Hall. In 1876, the Dominican Sisters of the St. Cecilia Community in Nashville …

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 …

KCHS girls soccer team repeats as state champs

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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 …

Knoxville Catholic retains Irish Bowl trophy with win over Notre Dame

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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 …

Chastity speaker Jason Evert leads programs at Notre Dame High School

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Popular Catholic author and chastity speaker Jason Evert led programs for Notre Dame High School parents and students April 10-11. Mr. Evert headlined an assembly for about 50 parents, titled “Raising Pure Families,” at the Chattanooga high school April 10 and then April 11 spoke to Notre Dame students and also about 35 Knoxville Catholic High School students who traveled …

Diocesan pilgrims make trek to national March for Life

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By Stephanie Richer WASHINGTON, D.C. — A commitment to being pro-life can make heady demands on a person, be it a holy hour in eucharistic adoration in the wee hours of the morning or simply holding true to what for some is an unpopular stance. It is one thing for a person to talk the talk, but at this year’s …

Notre Dame, KCHS celebrate Irish Bowl’s return

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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 …

Hundreds attend NDHS Alumni Weekend

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Notre Dame High School welcomed home hundreds of alumni from around the country during Alumni Weekend July 25-28. The weekend began with an awards ceremony honoring Sister Mary Evelyn Potts, OP (class of 1959), as Distinguished Alumna for 2013 and Ms. Jean Payne (class of 1978) as recipient of the Jim Phifer Service Award. The Irish Classic Golf Tournament was …

Chatti Gras puts the fun in fundraiser

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The Chattanooga Deanery’s three schools—Notre Dame, St. Jude and Our Lady of Perpetual Help—joined forces for the second consecutive year to throw a Mardi Gras celebration and fundraiser for tuition assistance programs. Chatti Gras attracted more than 800 guests, who spent an evening at the Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center enjoying live music, dinner, dancing, a silent auction and casino …