Class 6A third-ranked Cathedral scored eight first-half touchdowns in a 56-0 high school football victory at Hammond Morton Friday night. The Fighting Irish defense kept the Governors from gaining a first down until the third quarter in a contest that was played with a running clock in the second half.
On their first possession, the Irish drove 73 yards in just four plays, finishing on Danny O’Neil’s 3-yard touchdown pass to Zach Meeks. O’Neil and Carson Johnson both scored on 1-yard runs to give Cathedral a 21-...
This is a tough team, a resilient team.
If Jeff Giles didn’t already know that about Cathedral High School boys tennis in 2022, an impressive midseason stretch assured him it was true.
The Irish fought through adversity during that time, changing the course of the season against a difficult midseason schedule and helping the Irish – long of Central Indiana’s top boys tennis programs – prepare for what is expected to be a challenging postseason.
“We’re starting to pick it up and improve,” Giles said in mi...
Class 6A third-ranked Cathedral shut out Class 3A top-rated Bishop Chatard, 38-0, in high school football Friday night in a game that was played with a running clock in the second half. Irish quarterback Danny O’Neil threw three touchdown passes in the victory to claim the school record for most career TD passes with 49. He also became just the third player in Cathedral history to pass for more than 4,000 career yards.
The Fighting Irish received the opening kickoff and drove 60 yards in six plays, ending with O’Neil throw...
Class 6A third-ranked Indianapolis Cathedral fell behind by two touchdowns in high school football Friday night, but stormed back, scoring 35 unanswered points to defeat seventh-rated Penn 35-21 in Mishawaka. Irish quarterback Danny O’Neil threw four touchdown passes and ran for a fifth score, while receiver Jaron Tibbs caught a career-high three TD passes.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Kingsmen took a 6-0 lead early in the second period on Nolan McCullough’s 12-yard touchdown pass to DJ White. Midway through the qu...
Karrie Quenichet likes what she sees so far.
That’s not just true on the court for 2022 Cathedral High School volleyball. It has been true in all areas of the program early in Quenichet’s first season as head coach.
This is a new regime, a new era. And the transition has been smooth.
“I’m very excited at the prospect of working with these girls,” Quenichet said in late August. “They have a lot of talent. I think this season they’re going to surprise some people. They’ve already done that to some ex...
Class 6A second-ranked Indianapolis Cathedral lost at third-rated Brownsburg, 42-35, in high school football Friday night. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 21-0 first half lead and were able to hold on for the win despite 28 points from the Fighting Irish in the second half.
Brownsburg moved the ball 80 yards in nine plays on its first possession, concluding the drive on Garrett Sherrell’s 11-yard rushing touchdown. Later in the opening quarter, the Bulldogs blocked a Cathedral punt, which led to Jayden Whitaker’s 1-yard quarterbac...
Expectations for Cathedral High School football are lofty. As expected.
But while Irish Head Coach Bill Peebles understands this, and while Peebles said Cathedral football should be strong in 2022, he said something else is also true:
Improvements must be made to meet expectations. And a lot of work must be done.
“The expectations are we have a lot of teaching to do,” Peebles said in August, shortly before the Irish opened the season with a 43-12 victory over Lafayette Jefferson. “We’re shooting them straight and saying, ...
Class 6A second-ranked Indianapolis Cathedral opened the 2022 high school football season Friday night with a 43-12 victory at Lafayette Jefferson. The Fighting Irish defense forced three turnovers and scored a safety in the first half as Cathedral jumped out to a 22-0 first quarter lead on the way to a fifth consecutive season-opening victory.
Cathedral’s Kyuss Gargett intercepted a Jeff pass on the first play of the game. Eight plays later, Brennan Wooten carried a Danny O’Neil push pass five yards into the end zone for...
The boys volleyball team earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 17th consecutive season and leads the nation for high school boys teams with 19 awards. The team was also named to the honor roll for having a gpa in the top 20% of high school boys teams.
The United States Marine Corps and the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced today that more than 1,200 collegiate and high school volleyball teams have earned the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award this season. The award, initiated in the 1992–93 academic year, honors volleyball teams...
This year had a normal feel for Cathedral High School boys lacrosse.
For the Irish, that was a good thing. Long one of the top high school lacrosse programs in the Midwest and in the state of Indiana, the Irish boys firmly reestablished that status in 2022 with strong performances in and out of state.
They entered the postseason among the favorites in Indiana.
“We’re back to where we want to be,” Cathedral boys lacrosse head coach Andy Gruber said. “This felt like a normal Cathedral lacrosse season.”
The Irish, t...
There was growth, improvement and a lot of winning.
Cathedral High School boys volleyball on that front progressed successfully in Tyler McClure’s second season as head coach.
The results? A 22-12 overall record, a Top 5 state ranking and yet another appearance in the Indiana Boys Volleyball Coaches Association State final four for a program that in 2022 continued its longstanding status as one of the top high school boys volleyball teams in Indiana.
“We were young and inexperienced across the board, but we definitely got a lot bette...
Another spring, another strong season.
Cathedral High School girls track and field, one year after the most successful season in program history, followed that with more historical success in 2022.
“It was a fun year,” Irish girls track and field coach John O’Hara said in mid-May. “It’s always good to have numbers and it’s been a very enjoyable group. We’re not at the most elite level in every category, but in every event, we had a chance to get somebody to state, which is really fun.”
With senior ...
This was a memorable season, as expected.
Cathedral High School’s boys golf team entered the 2022 season with two experienced, talented seniors – a duo that included one of the state’s top golfers. It was a strong team, capable of a postseason run.
The Irish were just that in ’22.
“We’ve had a great season so far,” Irish first-year boys golf coach Ryan Brammer said in mid-May as the Irish prepared for the Indiana High School Athletic Association postseason.
The Irish season as of mid-to-late May inclu...
This was a new type of season for the Royal Irish Rugby Society.
And while it was a long way from an easy season, it turned out to be a memorable one – and a successful one as well. That was true whatever the postseason brought.
The Royal Irish, a team made up of student athletes from Cathedral and Bishop Chatard high schools, long has been one of the nation’s top high school rugby programs. The program in 2022 overcame adversity to continue to achieve that status.
“Rugby is a game of attrition and this has been a season of att...
The vibe around Cathedral High School girls lacrosse is positive. Very positive.
That was true throughout the 2022 season, and Irish Girls Lacrosse Head Coach Mary Ann White said it was true however the Irish fared in the postseason.
“We’re competing at the highest level and I’m proud of that,” White said in mid-May as Irish girls lacrosse moved from a strong regular season to the postseason.
The Irish, after qualifying for the Indiana Girls Lacrosse Association state final four in 2021, played a tough schedule featuring ...