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 …

KCHS girls hoops team reaches state finals

The defending-champion Knoxville Catholic boys make the semifinals in their bid to repeat By Dan McWilliams The Knoxville Catholic High School girls basketball team made school history as it reached its first-ever state tournament and came home with a runner-up finish. The Fighting Irish boys team, the defending champions in …

KCHS two-sport standout Kaden Martin going to Miami

Knoxville Catholic High School junior Kaden Martin, a standout in football and baseball for the Fighting Irish, narrowed his collegiate choices to Tennessee, Miami, Fla., Arizona State and Oregon, schools that would offer him the chance to play both sports. On March 3 at KCHS, Kaden announced to the media …

Knoxville Catholic quartet signs Feb. 3 with universities

By Dan McWilliams Four student-athletes committed to colleges Feb. 3 at Knoxville Catholic High School in KCHS’s second athletic signing day of the school year. Luke Davenport committed to Middle Tennessee State University as a preferred walk-on in football. Emma Schaad signed with Tusculum University in softball. Kennedy Noe signed …

Keegan Smith adds another national title, gym banners to achievements

Keegan Smith’s success keeps on coming. The Sacred Heart Cathedral School eighth-grader won his 22nd national championship in December and was honored Jan. 21 by having new banners placed in the SHCS gym rafters recognizing his achievements. “Eighth-grader Keegan Smith has attended Sacred Heart Cathedral School since he was 6 …

Notre Dame’s CJ Petrin wins bowling state championship

CJ Petrin of Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga has had his eye on the bowling individual state champion title since he was a freshman. In his sophomore and junior years, he earned runner-up honors, falling just three pins short both years. After rolling an 832 four-game series in the …

Knoxville Catholic and Notre Dame runners place at state championships

Runners from Knoxville Catholic High School and Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga stood out at the 2020 TSSAA State Cross Country Championship meets held at Sanders Ferry Park in Hendersonville on Nov. 6. Senior Riley Smith of KCHS placed third in the state in the Division 2, Class AA …

KCHS cross country and track runner receives Knoxville Hall of Fame award

Recent Knoxville Catholic High School graduate and running standout Callie Grace Tucker received the 2020 female High School Athlete of the Year Award from the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame. She joins KCHS runner Jake Renfree, the 2019 boys winner, in earning the honor. Callie received the award in …

Knoxville Catholic High School names new girls soccer head coach

Mason McNally has been announced as the new head coach of the Knoxville Catholic High School girls soccer program, according to athletics director Jason Surlas. The spot was vacated when previous coach Vahan Janoyan resigned this past winter. “We are excited to add someone of Coach McNally’s exceptional character and …