This is a year of change and transition.
For the Cathedral High School boys lacrosse team, a perennial state and Midwest power, that doesn’t lower the expectations. But Head Coach Andy Gruber said it may mean some learning in the early part of the 2023 season. And Gruber said the team’s outlook is a good one.
“I do like this team,” he said.
The Irish, who have won five Indiana High School Lacrosse Association state championships since 2005, lost 11 seniors from the 2022 team that finished as the state runner-up to Hamilto...
This was a memorable era, historically so.
That made the end of the 2022-2023 Cathedral High School boys basketball season a difficult time – but also one of tremendous satisfaction.
“It’s bittersweet,” Irish boys basketball coach Jason Delaney said.
The Irish, a year after winning the first Class 4A state title in program history in 2021-2022, were again one of Indiana’s top high school basketball programs in 2022-2023. They finished 19-6 against a national schedule, won a second consecutive Section 10, Class 4A ti...
They set their objectives high, exceeding many of them.
Cathedral High School boys swimming achieved a high standard individually in 2023. The Irish did so as a team as well, capping a memorable season with a strong postseason.
“The boys season went really well,” Irish swimming coach Megan Ahnert said.
The 2023 Irish boys swimming team – led by strong senior and freshman classes – finished fifth in the Section 14 meet at North Central with 164 points behind sectional champion North Central with 492 points. The Irish boys ...
Sean McGinley was proud of this team. Really proud.
Cathedral High School wrestling in 2022-2023 qualified six wrestlers for the Indiana High School Athletic Association State Tournament while also winning team championships in the first three rounds of the postseason.
That made for another successful season for one of the most-tradition-rich high school wrestling programs in Central Indiana.
“They fought all the way until the end,” McGinley, the Irish’s longtime wrestling coach, said. “They were a team you wanted at your...
The Fighting Irish boys volleyball team hosted the Irish Invite to start the season with teams representing the top teams in Indiana and Kentucky. From the IBVCA coaches poll, teams ranked first through fourth all participated as well as the top two teams from Kentucky. The Irish meet the challenge and went 4-0 to bring home the hardware!
Cathedral defeated North Central (25-16, 25-9) and Trinity, KY (25-21, 25-21) to advance to the gold pool. In the final round the Irish defeated Roncalli (20-25, 25-22, 15-10) and Fishers (13-25, 25-15, 15-12) to tak...
There was a lot of balance – and a lot of individual improvement, too.
There was also real postseason achievement from pretty much the entire team, and Megan Ahnert liked all those things about 2022-2023 Cathedral High School girls swimming.
“The girls did fantastic,” Ahnert said.
Ahnert, in her eighth season with the program and first as head coach, said the Irish girls entered ’22-23 with lofty goals and achieved many of them. A highlight came in the postseason, when every Irish girls swimmer who entered a sectional pre...
This was a time of real achievement and real improvement.
As Mark Noe saw it, that made the 2022-2023 season a successful and significant one for both the Cathedral High School girls bowling team and the boys team.
“We had a good season,” Noe, the Irish girls and boys bowling coach, said.
The Irish boys, who have improved steadily in recent seasons, had another strong season in 2022-2023. They ranked among the top three teams in their sectional throughout the regular season before finishing fourth in the postseason sectional.
More progress was made. More steps were taken.
Cathedral High School girls basketball moved forward during the 2022-2023 season with an experienced team – one that was competitive against the area’s top teams despite injuries and other adversity.
The Irish accomplished important things in ’22-’23. Even in difficult times.
“I think we made some headway competing against some of these teams we need to compete with to be successful in the postseason,” Irish girls basketball coach Lisa Finn said.
The Irish, aft...
Congratulations to the Fighting Irish football team on receiving the NFF Academic Excellence Award for Class 6A! On top of the national recognition, the team had 34 student athletes named IFCA Academic All-State!
Congratulations to our student athletes who signed their letters of intent this morning! We are incredibly proud of all five students and look forward to watching them in college!
Liam Eifert - Cross Country/Track, University of Chicago
Caleb Martin - Football, Depauw
Carson Johnson - Football, Depauw
Kendrick Gilbert - Football, Kentucky
KeShod Caldwell - Football, Findlay
These are good, fun times for the Central Indiana Knights. They could get even better.
The Knights, a hockey team made up of players from Cathedral High School and other Central Indiana high schools, won a state title in 2021-2022 and is moving forward strongly in ’22-23.
The Knights are also strong enough to compete at the highest level.
“We’re playing really well,” Knights Head Coach Rob Pozzebon said.
The Knights as of early-to-mid January had won 13 of their last 14 games. They were 6-2 in the Hoosier Championship ...
The goals are lofty – and as Jason Delaney sees it, the path to the goals is clear.
Cathedral High School boys basketball is a state contender again in 2022-2023. And if the Irish are to reach their goal, they must continue improving.
Every month. Every week. Every day.
“When we get to the state tournament, we can’t be the team we are in January,” said Delaney, in his seventh season as Irish boys basketball coach.
The Irish, Indiana Class 4A state champions in 2021-2022, returned a strong core in 2022-2023 – and ...
This may be a different kind of season for Cathedral High School wrestling.
The Irish, perennial state-title contenders, enter 2022-2023 without their usual level of experience – and therefore with different expectations than usual. But they have front-line talent – and the potential for a memorable season.
“It’s a new experience for us, but as a team I like where we’re at,” Irish wrestling coach Sean McGinley said.
The Irish, state champions in 2014 and 2018-2020, finished fifth in 2022. They won the 2022 Cit...
Congratulations to these amazing student athletes who signed their letters of intent this morning!
This was a successful season by any measure.
Cathedral High School football throughout the 2022 season competed with the biggest schools and the best teams – and the Irish often beat the biggest schools and the best teams. They also made a run deep into the postseason.
“We just got consistently better as the season went on,” Irish Head Coach Bill Peebles said.
The young Irish, playing in Class 6A after winning back-to-back Class 5A state titles in 2021 and 2022, improved steadily throughout the 2022 season and finished 10-2 wit...