Past News Posts

2023 Track Conference Champions

May 1, 2023
The track and field program had a phenomenal Conference meet winning in dominating fashions with the Boys winning by 15 points and the Girls by 42 points. The team had strong performances from the sprinters, hurdlers, distance runners and field event athletes. The teams were highlighted with 8 Conference Champions.

  • 2023 Boy & Girls Track Conference Champion Teams

Lily Cridge: 2022 IN Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year

April 24, 2023
Photo of Lily holding award

Congratulations to Lily Cridge, who was named the 2022 Indiana Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year at the Indiana High School Sports Awards Night in April. Julia Score was also nominated for the award.

Rachel Ward, ’11, is named E. Stroudsburg U. lacrosse coach

April 4, 2023

Rachel Ward, BCHS Class of 2011, is now in her fourth year of coaching the women’s lacrosse team at East Stroudsburg University, the No. 1 team in the 2023 Nike/USA Lacrosse Division II Women’s Preseason Top 20.

The team is coming off the program’s first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division II championship game. Rachel had been nationally recognized for her contributions in that year by being named the IWLCA’s Division II Outstanding Assistant Coach in 2022.

For the 2023 season, Rachel takes on a new challenge, as she is the interim head coach for the team while the current head coach is on maternity leave.

“At the end of the day, my job is to help the players be the best they can be every single day,” Rachel said. “Does it get a little stressful? Yeah, it does. But it’s the season. The season is what we live for, and if I have to take on a couple of extra things to help them, then I will do that.” 1

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Rachel played received many awards while playing at BCHS and played collegiate women’s lacrosse at Lock Haven University, helping them advance to NCAA Div. II Final Four in 2014.

2023 Indoor State Meet: Boys are Meet Champs; Girls: Runners-up

March 28, 2023
The Boys and Girls Track and Field program competed at the Indoor State Meet in March 2023 with great performances across the board. The Boys were Indoor State Champs and the Girls were State Runner ups. Congratulations to the following:

boys team photo Boys Team: Indoor Track State Meet Champions 2023

girls team photo Girls Team: Indoor Track State Meet Runner-up 2023

team photo Boys Track 4×2 Indoor State Meet Champions 2023
Noah Dudik, Kalen Sargent, Keaton Kuehr and Jack Weybright

team photo Girls Indoor 4×2 State Meet Champions 2023
Bri Buels, Adeline Miller, Reese McKinney and Mary Kate Felts

team photo Boys Track 4×4 Indoor State Meet Champions 2023
Phoenix Boyer, Cole Weber, Keaton Kuehr and Noah Dudik
This team set a new state meet record of 3:25.2.

team photo Girls Track 4×4 Indoor Meet State Champions 2023
Addison Duncan, Grace Felts, Lena Stickel and Mary Kate Felts

team photoBoys Track 4×8 Indoor Meet State Champions
Ian Kolbus, Davis Falcon, JD Haines, and Max Bourgeois.

  • DMR Boys State Runner up – JD Haines, Cole Weber, Davis Falcon and Max Bourgeois.
  • RJ Bradshaw – 2nd in 60 Meter Hurdles
  • Adeline Miller – 4th in 60 meter dash
  • 4 x 8 Girls 5th in State – Julia Score, Alex Teed, Ceci Jackson and Maggie Rushenberg
  • DMR Girls 5th in State – Lily Cridge, Reese McKinney, Ceci Jackson and Julia Score
Congratulations, Trojans!

2023 Hockey team is League Champion

February 23, 2023

Congratulations to the Central Indiana Knight Hockey team, as they won the Hoosier League tournament vs Hamilton Southeastern, 2-0, in the Championship game. The team finished the regular season as league champs. The Knights are currently ranked #4 in the state and on February 24, 2023, head to South Bend for the start of the 4A state tournament.

The Central Indiana Knights hockey team includes students from Bishop Chatard, Cathedral, Guerin Catholic, Hamilton Heights, Noblesville, Park Tudor, Pendleton Heights and Sheridan high schools. For the 2022/23 season, BCHS students Luke Funk(Varsity) and Eli Holt, Ellis Cates, Spencer Brown (JV) are on the team.

Jack Steadham advances to State Swimming; Team places 5th in Sectional

February 21, 2023
Boys swimming team placed 5th out of 13 teams in the 2023 sectionals: a great accomplishment. The team members had some impressive individual performances as well.
  • Congratulations to Jack Steadham, who finished 2nd in the 50 free and advanced to state competition at the IUPUI Natatorium, Feb. 24-25.
  • Donovan McMahon finished 5th in diving.
  • The Boys Medley Relay and the 200 Free Relay both had strong showings and finished in the top three.
Overall, the team had a lot of talented swimmers who contributed to the team’s success throughout the season. It’s great to see a group of individuals come together and achieve something collectively, and the boys’ team did just that. Congratulations to all the team members on a great season!

Girls Basketball is 2023 Regional Champion

February 20, 2023

Congratulations to the BCHS girls basketball team, as they won the 2023 3A Regional with a 52-48 win over Cascade (21-2) on Feb. 11, 2023. This is the second year in a row that they won the regional.

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In semi-state semi-finals, the Lady Trojans met Indian Creek. Leading at half-time, 29-28, they weren’t able to hold on and lost 76-47, ending their Cinderella run.

Scenes from the 2023 Tourney

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Photos by BCH Student Charley Szydlyk

Sectional Recap

Girls sectional team

The Lady Trojans advanced to the championship game vs Heritage Christian by an overtime win vs Guerin Catholic, 45 – 43 and a 33-32 win over Brebeuf Jesuit.

The game vs Heritage Christian (17-8) was a barn-burner. The two teams met during the regular season, where BCHS lost 62-55 and the City Tourney, where BCHS lost 52-36. But, the Lady Trojans prevailed in the sectional championship matchup, 61-57, in a double overtime win.

5 Wrestlers advance to 2023 Semi-State

February 12, 2023

Congratulations to the following BCHS wrestlers, who advanced to the 2023 Semi-State contest. The team placed 4th in the Regionals. Pictured above are those advancing to the Semi-State. At the semi-state, all wrestlers made it to the ‘ticket round’ where their season came to an end.

Regional Results

  • Jack Davis: 2nd (126)
  • Sam Bustamante: 2nd (132)
  • John Rushenberg: 2nd (160)
  • Kade Rickard: 3rd (170)
  • Jef Waugh: 1st (195)

Come cheer them on in the Semi-State at New Castle on Feb. 11.

Sectional Results

The team placed 2nd in sectionals, with the following
  • Ethan Lyon: 4th
  • Tate Chesebrough: 5th
  • Gabriel McNamee: 4th
  • Jack Davis: 2nd
  • Sam Bustamante: 2nd
  • Ethan Brown: 5th
  • Charlie Rushenberg: 5th
  • John Rushenberg: 1st
  • Kade Rickard: 2nd
  • Jack Dixon: 5th
  • Jef Waugh: 1st
  • Andrew Troy: 3rd

8 wrestlers advanced to regional action!

BCHS Girls Swimming places 4th; Grace Hurley advances to State Diving

February 7, 2023

Swimming Sectionals

The Bishop Chatard Girls swim team had an outstanding performance at the 2023 Sectional Meet at North Central High School, finishing 4th out of 12 teams. This was the best finish for the Girls team in recent history and the team put forth some impressive results.

The highlight of the meet was the Medley Relay, with Hanna Ross, Marguerite Bourgeois, Katie Countryman, and Gabriella Herner, breaking the school record with a time of 1:58:38. This was an exceptional accomplishment for the team.

Katie Countryman was a standout performer, breaking her own school record in the 50 Free with a time of 24.64 and placing 4th in the 100 Fly with a time of 1:00.38. Hanna Ross also had a strong showing, placing 7th in the 100 Free and 8th in the 100 Back. Marguerite Bourgeois finished 13th in the 200 IM and 12th in the 100 Breast. Other notable performances included Mary-Claire McCarthy Young placing 15th in the 200 IM, Gabby Herner placing 11th in the 500 Free, Ann Zyromski placing 16th in the 500 Free, and Elaine Dilts, Gabby Herner, Hanna Ross and Katie Countrymen placing 4th in the 200 free. The cheering was especially loud as the four senior girls closed out the last event: Gabi Pozsgai, Millie Teeple, Avery Nagel and Maisie McMahon who showed great technique and speed in the 400 Free Relay.

Diving – Grace Hurley heads to State Competition

Diving was also a strong point for the Bishop Chatard Girls. Grace Hurley won the sectional Meet and advanced to Regionals on Feb. 7. She placed 2nd there, advancing to the State Meet on Feb. 11 at IUPUI. Good luck Grace!

Overall, it was an incredible performance by the Bishop Chatard Girls swim and diving team. Congratulations to all the girls on a fantastic meet and best of luck to Grace Hurley as she competes at the State Meet!

Girls Swimming/Diving: 2022-23 City Champions!

December 19, 2022

The BCHS Girls Swimming/Diving team won the 2022 Girls City Meet, and the Boys team placed second in the Boys competition. Individual champions in city competition were:


  • 200 Medley Relay: Hanna Ross, Marguerite Bourgeois, Katie Countryman, Gabriella Herner
  • 200 Free Relay: Hanna Ross, Katie Countryman, Gabriella Herner, Allison Loiselle
  • Hanna Ross: 100 Free
  • Marguerite Bourgeois: 200 IM
  • Katie Countryman: 200 Free, 100 Fly
  • Grace Hurley: Diving


  • 200 Medley Relay: Jack Steadham, Max Bourgeois, Aaron Loiselle, Alex Paz
  • Jack Steadham: 100 Back
  • Max Bourgeois: 500 Free, 100 Breast
  • Donovan McMahon: Diving
Congratulations Trojans!