KCHS basketball teams reach state tourney

The Fighting Irish fall in the championship game, while the Lady Irish advance to the semifinals    By Dan McWilliams Knoxville Catholic High School’s basketball teams again advanced far in the postseason as the Fighting Irish boys team finished as the state runner-up and the Lady Irish fell in the state …

Knoxville Catholic athletes commit on National Signing Day

By Dan McWilliams National Signing Day on Feb. 2 was once again a big event for Knoxville Catholic High School student athletes. Eight seniors from KCHS signed national letters of intent with colleges and universities. Six Fighting Irish football players signed: Tommy Winton with East Tennessee State University, Javis Mynatt …

KCHS’s Dunn, Smith named Gatorade Players of the Year

In its 37th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, Gatorade on Jan. 11 announced Devyn Dunn of Knoxville Catholic High School as its 2021-22 Gatorade Tennessee Volleyball Player of the Year and on Jan. 31 announced Keegan Smith of KCHS as its 2021-22 Gatorade Tennessee Boys Cross …

Michael Hutchens retiring from KCHS basketball

The Fighting Irish head coach is entering his 33rd season with Knoxville Catholic, achieves 600th win     By Dan McWilliams Knoxville Catholic High School boys basketball head coach Michael Hutchens, who has led the Fighting Irish to their highest heights and just achieved his 600th career win, is retiring at the …

KCHS runner Keegan Smith wins state title

The Fighting Irish team finishes fifth in the cross country championships, ‘as well as we possibly could’      By Dan McWilliams Knoxville Catholic High School freshman Keegan Smith continued his outstanding running career by winning the Division II, Class AA state title in his first appearance in the championship meet Nov. …

Luke Smith taking over as KCHS basketball coach

The former Fighting Irish standout and Mr. Basketball finalist will succeed Michael Hutchens at the helm Knoxville Catholic High School announced Nov. 4 that former player Luke Smith will be the next head basketball coach of the Fighting Irish following the retirement of Coach Michael Hutchens at the conclusion of …

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Fighting Irish’s Edwards officially signs with UT

The KCHS senior makes good on his July 1 commitment before dozens of well-wishers  By Dan McWilliams BJ Edwards made it official Nov. 14 as the Knoxville Catholic High School standout point guard formally signed with the University of Tennessee basketball program. The signing took place at B. Maze Elite …

KCHS volleyballers win state championship

Notre Dame High School team reaches final four as both Lady Irish squads conclude stellar seasons             By Dan McWilliams The Knoxville Catholic High School Lady Irish volleyball team captured its second state championship and first since 2016 with a victory over three-time defending champion Briarcrest in the Division II-AA state …

KCHS big man Tamba bound for Tennessee

The Fighting Irish center reclassifies from being a senior at KCHS to a member of the UT class of 2021      By Dan McWilliams Knoxville Catholic High School basketball big man Handje Tamba became the second member of the Fighting Irish to commit to the University of Tennessee this year when …

Knoxville Catholic announces Brooks Cherry as its new softball head coach

Knoxville Catholic High School announced Aug. 18, that it has named Brooks Cherry as head softball coach. Coach Cherry has been a coach for 25 years and has coached softball the last 11 years. He has produced eight national-championship travel teams and two Junior Olympic Cup championships and has won …

KCHS girls tennis captures two state titles

Maeve Thornton wins the individual championship and joins her fellow Lady Irish in netting the team crown Knoxville Catholic High School sophomore Maeve Thornton and her Lady Irish teammates each came home with a state championship at the Division II, Class AA, girls tennis finals held in May in Murfreesboro. …

Knoxville Catholic junior BJ Edwards receives state Mr. Basketball Award

Knoxville Catholic High School junior BJ Edwards won the Mr. Basketball award for Division II, Class AA, after finishing runner-up for the honor last season. Mr. and Miss Basketball awards were presented in Division I and II at the conclusion of the championship game for each classification. “This is such …