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. …

New Knoxville Catholic auditorium dedicated

A building that was 22 years in the making will serve KCHS as well as the community at large            By Bill Brewer Knoxville Catholic High School’s new 375-seat auditorium, 22 years in the making and just over a year under construction, was dedicated April 25 and hosted its first …

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The shroud, or not the shroud? That is the question

KCHS chemistry teacher Dr. Kelly Kearse leads presentation on the Shroud of Turin    By Dan McWilliams Dr. Kelly Kearse of Knoxville Catholic High School offered “Reflections in Faith and Science,” a talk April 6 at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on the Shroud of Turin …

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 …

Knoxville Catholic hires NDHS grad, CFL star Adarius Bowman

Knoxville Catholic High School on Jan. 10 announced the hiring of Adarius Bowman as associate director of Admission Outreach and International Enrollment. Mr. Bowman recently completed his stellar career in the Canadian Football League, where he was a three-time All Star, and he was recently honored as a member of …

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 …