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 …

KCHS captures first boys basketball state title

The Fighting Irish defeat Briarcrest 50-47 in the finals and set off a celebration 80-plus years in the making By Dan McWilliams This one was for Luke Smith. And for Matt Brown. And for Chris Gettelfinger. And for Matt Parton. And for every player who has ever donned the green …

KCHS soccer players respond to Cookeville relief efforts

Fighting Irish teammates, fathers rally to aid Putnam County community devastated by March tornadoes                           By Bill Brewer Soccer was played after all, just not how the players had envisioned the match. And it was a few days late, too. However, it was a welcome distraction for Cookeville High School’s boys …

Knoxville Catholic girl wins state cross country title; KCHS, NDHS runners shine

There was little suspense in the TSSAA Division II, Class AA girls cross country state-championship meet Nov.2 at the Percy Warner Park Steeplechase Course in Nashville. Knoxville Catholic High School senior Callie Tucker won the state title on the 5K course in 18 minutes, 56.00 seconds, and by a margin …

KCHS’s Bryn Tucker selected to play in Under Armour All-America Game

By Dan McWilliams Knoxville Catholic High School offensive lineman Bryn Tucker has been selected as one of more than 90 players nationwide to participate in the Under Armour All-America Game, set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, in Orlando, Fla. “Bryn has been a great representative of Knoxville Catholic High …

When culture and faith embrace

Fathers of Mercy sprinkle spiritual salt on KCHS Spirit Week By Pam Rhoades The traveling missionary Fathers of Mercy visited Knoxville Catholic High School during Spirit Week 2019 and delivered a spiritual message students may never forget. The priests were invited as part of a new initiative where the KCHS …

Knoxville Catholic’s Jake Renfree adds to his state running championship total

Jake Renfree concluded his stellar running career at Knoxville Catholic High School with two more state titles in the TSSAA Large School Track & Field Championships on May 23 at Middle Tennessee State University. The senior, a University of Notre Dame signee with multiple track and cross country titles on …

KCHS holds Spring Athletic Signing Day

Knoxville Catholic High School held its Spring Athletic Signing Day on May 8 in the gymnasium. Fourteen student athletes signed letters of intent that will chart their academic and athletic careers. Family, friends, and coaches joined the students as they formally committed to their colleges and universities. The following were …

Honors continue for KCHS’s Jake Renfree

Knoxville Catholic High School senior state cross country champion Jake Renfree was named to Team USA Track & Field and competed in the Junior Co-Ed Relay in central Scotland on Jan. 12, earning a silver medal. On Jan.19, Jake was invited to run in the Virginia Showcase at Liberty University …

KCHS has top National Merit scholars

In October of last year more than 1.6 million students in more than 22,000 high schools took the PSAT. The PSAT serves as the qualifying exam for the National Merit Competition. Knoxville Catholic High School recently announced the following National Merit Semifinalists who finished in the top 1 percent of …

Renfree, KCHS girls team capture state track titles

By Dan McWilliams The Knoxville Catholic High School boys and girls track teams again produced state champions in the large class at this year’s state meet in Murfreesboro in May. Jake Renfree, a runner-up to teammate Georde Goodwyn in last year’s 1,600-meter run finals, captured the state title in the …

KCHS names new girls basketball head coach

Knoxville Catholic High School on May 15 announced Freeman Pinkney as the new head coach for the Lady Irish basketball program. Mr. Pinkney, originally from Clarksville, played collegiately at Walters State and Bethel University. After earning his degree, he spent two years playing basketball professionally in Mexico and for several …