SJNS sixth-graders stand out at science fair

The Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair (SASEF) took place last spring at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville. St. John Neumann School in Farragut was represented extremely well this year, and the students are directed by middle school science teacher Brett Shaffer. This year’s Junior Division Grand Champion (first place overall) …

Conquest boys youth group helps strengthen faith

By Patrick Daigle Two of the seven Corporal Works of Mercy are feeding the hungry and giving water to the thirsty. On April 29, my Conquest group did just that. Conquest is a fifth- through eighth-grade youth group found across the country to help strengthen the Catholic faith in middle …

Girls in Challenge group are ‘sculpted by Christ’

By Meghan Campbell “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” — Proverbs 31:25-26 This is the type of young woman that Challenge Youth Group helps build. Through discussions, fun activities, Gospel …

Keegan Smith wins AAU Junior Olympics gold

Ten-year-old Keegan Smith, a fifth-grader at Sacred Heart Cathedral School much honored already in his running career, captured a gold medal July 31 in the 3,000-meter run for 11-year-olds at the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Detroit. Keegan ran a sub-10-minute time of 9:59.36 to win by a margin of …

NDHS alumni Dennis Haskins, Carl Labbe honored

By Barry Courter Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga honored two of its most well-known alums July 27 as part of its annual Alumni Weekend festivities. Dennis Haskins, best known as Mr. Belding on the hit TV show “Saved by the Bell,” was presented the Distinguished Alumni Award during the …

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Father Julius Abuh presides at his silver-jubilee Mass

St. Therese and St. Joseph parishioners fill the Clinton church to help their pastor celebrate 25 years of priesthood By Dan McWilliams Parishioners of St. Therese in Clinton and St. Joseph in Norris packed the Clinton church July 22 to help their pastor, Father Julius Abuh, celebrate his 25th anniversary …

Bombassi signs with University of the South

Bella Bombassi of Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga recently committed to the University of the South to play basketball. Bella is a recent graduate of NDHS, where she was the captain of the Lady Irish basketball team and recipient of the Iron Irish MVP award. She was an All-District …

Sara Myers of KCHS signs with Berry College

Sara Myers of Knoxville Catholic High School, the oldest daughter of Knick and Dr. Stephanie Myers, committed to play tennis at Berry College in Rome, Ga. Sara graduated with honors from KCHS on May 20. In addition to being a eucharistic minister, a member of student council, a National Merit …

KCHS girls tennis team, doubles duo, repeat at state

Knoxville Catholic High School’s girls tennis team posted two repeats May 23-26 at the state tournament in Murfreesboro as sisters Erin and Sara Allen won their second straight doubles title and the team itself won a second consecutive championship. Defending champions Erin, a senior, and Sara, a sophomore, won by …

KCHS boys track team captures state title — again

The Knoxville Catholic High School boys track-and-field team proved at the state meet that a small roster can provide big results. With five runners providing most all of the scoring, the Fighting Irish outpointed Nashville Maplewood 66.5 to 55 to win their second straight state championship, against a 63-team field …

Sacred Heart School honors intern Tony Hutchins

By Dan McWilliams Tony Hutchins never expected to be honored for his work with the Sacred Heart Cathedral School athletic department. Mr. Hutchins, 47, who served as an intern at SHCS under athletics director Scott Barron, was recognized at the school’s athletics banquet May 11. “It was a surprise and …

Two Holy Spirit teams top KofC Family Bowling League

The Chattanooga Area Knights of Columbus Family Bowling League recently closed out its spring season. With the number of bowlers too great for SpareTime Entertainment to accommodate the league at its usual time of 6 p.m. Sundays, the league formed two leagues and bowled at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. …