KCHS helped launch Lady Vol broadcaster’s career

Legendary Vol and nationally known announcers, ‘a pretty long list,’ inspired Brian Rice         By Dan McWilliams New Lady Vol basketball play-by-play announcer Brian Rice is one of the busiest people in Knoxville media, and his days as a student at Knoxville Catholic High School helped launch his broadcasting career. …

Soccer player Gustavo Rivera returns to KCHS

He comes back as a member of the One Knoxville Sporting Club, a team in USL League Two By Dan McWilliams Knoxville Catholic High School graduate Gustavo Rivera is living the dream of playing semi-professional soccer as he competes for One Knoxville Sporting Club, a new team playing at the …

KCHS wins four spring-sports state championships

The Lady Irish capture three tennis titles, and Keegan Smith brings home a track first-place finish Spring-sports state titles again came Knoxville Catholic High School’s way as the Lady Irish tennis players won an individual, a doubles, and a team championship, and track standout Keegan Smith captured a 1,600-meter-run crown. …

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 …