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 …

KCHS volleyball team has new head coach

Knoxville Catholic High School recently welcomed Brent Carter as the new head coach for the Lady Irish volleyball program. Mr. Carter comes to KCHS with a highly decorated resume. He graduated from Murray State University in 1993, where he co-founded the men’s club volleyball program. He grew up in Paducah, …

KCHS athletes selected to All-State teams

A number of Knoxville Catholic High School student athletes were named All-State following the fall sports seasons. Football, volleyball, and girls soccer All-State selections were made by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association. Making All-State in football for the Irish were senior quarterback Zac Jancek, senior linebacker Logan Lacey, senior defensive …

Nine KCHS students compete in All-East Choir in Maryville

On Nov. 22, nine KCHS students competed in the All-East Choir, sponsored by the East Tennessee Vocal Association in Maryville. Upperclassmen Ethan Adkins, Matt Balo, Elizabeth Geist, Tim McCready, and Jacob Wike were chosen to participate through a competitive audition. Four freshmen, Kate Cacopardo, Natalie Dmockowski, Erica Patterson, and Julianna …

Portrait leads to KCHS invitation for alum Cormac McCarthy

Recent graduate who founded school’s Cormac McCarthy Club presents drawing of famed author to faculty Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy has a standing invitation to return to the high school where he graduated in 1951, which now features a portrait of the author as he appeared in his senior picture …

KCHS, Notre Dame students take part in national March for Life

The massive March for Life in Washington, D.C., is getting a boost from students across the Diocese of Knoxville. Bradford Bosarge, director of campus ministry at Knoxville Catholic High School, said 75 students and chaperones arrived in the nation’s capital on Jan. 21 to take part in the annual event. …

Lady Irish capture second straight state title

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 …

Webb to end football rivalry with KCHS Fighting Irish

The Knoxville Catholic High School football rivalry with Webb School of Knoxville is coming to an end after the Spartans decided to call a halt to the series last week. KCHS President Dickie Sompayrac said the school community is both surprised and disappointed by Webb’s decision, which was reported by …

Hundreds on hand for 2014 Diocesan Homecoming

Diocese of Knoxville marks end of silver jubilee year with daylong celebration, outdoor Mass The Diocese of Knoxville concluded its silver jubilee year on Sept. 13 with a daylong homecoming celebration that attracted some 750 to 1,000 people who enjoyed fun, games, food, music, and an outdoor Mass celebrated by …

KCHS teacher awarded 500-book grant from BLF

Knoxville Catholic High School recently announced that English teacher Ben Wilkinson was awarded 500 books for his classroom library through a grant from the Book Love Foundation. The Book Love Foundation (BLF) received 136 applications in 2014 from teachers across the United States, and Mr. Wilkinson is one of only …

KCHS recognized as School of Excellence

On Sept. 15, the Cardinal Newman Society released the list of schools recognized by the Catholic Education Honor Roll as 2014 Schools of Excellence. For the third time since the Honor Roll was established in 2004, Knoxville Catholic High School was named to the list. The Schools of Excellence are …

KCHS religion department given $2,000 grant

The Knoxville Catholic High School Religion Department was recently awarded a $2,000 challenge grant from the Retreats Initiative at Catholic Extension. Catholic Extension is a fund-raising organization that provides funding and resources to dioceses and parishes across the United States through programs and services investing in people, infrastructure and ministries. …