Past News Posts

Lorenzano honored as Indiana Football Hall of Fame inductee

July 8, 2019
On Friday, July 12, during halftime of the 2019 Indiana Football Coaches Association North-South All-Star Football Classic, retired head football coach Vince Lorenzano will be recognized for being accepted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame. BCHS Class of 2019 graduate Will Meyer, a 2018 football team captain and lineman for the Trojans, will represent Bishop Chatard in the game. Action will begin at 7:15 p.m. at North Central High School, and members of the Trojan community are encouraged to attend to support Coach Lorenzano and Will. Tickets are available at the gate: $10/adults and $5/students. Coach Lorenzano served as head football coach at Bishop Chatard for 14 years, from the 2003 through the 2016 football season. During that time, the Trojan football team won seven Indiana state championships, taking home the trophy in 2003, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. During his tenure, the team also accrued a number of sectional, regional and state-runner up titles. He began his coaching career at Scecina Memorial High School in 1983 and his career included assistant and head coach positions at Cathedral, Cardinal Ritter and Mississinewa high schools. Lorenzano retired from coaching in December 2016, and he continues to serve at Bishop Chatard as the school’s Director of Safety & Wellness.

Beth Barnes is 2019 Female City Athlete of the Year

June 11, 2019
Beth Barnes Picture

Congratulations to Beth Barnes, who was named the 2019 Female City Athlete of the Year.

Beth is a three-year letterwinner in volleyball and a four-year letterwinner in track and a difference-maker for both programs. She was named All-City in track for multiple events over her career. She was the 2018 State Champion in 300m hurdles.

Read the full story in the Indy Star

Boys Golf heads to 2019 Regionals

June 6, 2019
Congratulations to the Boys 2019 Golf Team, as they placed 3rd in Sectionals with 351 and advance to Regional competition. Matthew Semler recorded the low score for BC with an 81 followed by Ben Annakin (88), Ben Schrage (90), John Schaffer (92) and Clay Fox (96). Regionals will be held on June 6, 2019 at The Players Club.

Track 2019 at State Finals

June 3, 2019

Track in State Competition

Congratulations to the following Lady Trojans and their success at the 2019 IHSAA Girls Track and Field State Meet.
  • Mayan Stickel, Beth Barnes, Katie Dietrick and Mary Bea Sowinski: 4×4 Relay – 5th in state, new school record
  • Mary Bea Sowinski: 300 Hurdles – 5th in state
  • Beth Barnes: 100 Hurdles – 7th in state and a new school record
Relay Team at the state 4×4 Relay Team
Beth Barnes Beth Barnes – 100 Hurdles
Mary Bea Sowinski Mary Bea Sowinski – 300 hurdles

Track in Regionals

Congratulations to the following track members that advanced to the State Finals at IU:

Curtis Rickardson (100m dash), Beth Barnes (100H, 300H, 4 x 4), Mary Bea Sowinski (300H, 4 x 4), Katie Dietrick (4 x 4), and Mayan Stickel (high jump, 4 x 4). Beth Barnes was regional champion in the 300H, and the 4 x 4 relay was regional runner-up.


relay team photos
4×400 Relay Team – Sectional Champions- Mary Bea Sowinski, Mayan Stickel, Beth Barnes, and Katie Dietrick


Track in Sectional Competition

Sectional Champions

  • Alex Gantz (800)
  • Mayan Stickel (high jump)
  • 4 x 400 relay of Mary Bea Sowinski, Mayan Stickel, Beth Barnes, and Katie Dietrick
Additional Regional Event Qualifiers
  • Deirdre Hostettler (pole vault)
  • Miranda Stickel (800)
  • Beth Barnes (100H, 300H)
  • Amelia Dessauer (400)
  • Sydney Hamilton-Ragsdale (400)
  • Fiona Hostettler, Elaine Nickerson, Jaeden Crawford, & Maria Christoff (4 x 800)
  • Mary Bea Sowinski (300H)
  • Moira McGinley (long jump)
  • Holli Parker (high jump)
  • Ethan Clapacs (1600)
  • Adam Pemberton (shot put)
  • Curtis Richardson (100)
  • Kahlen Roney, Sam Fu, Cash Churchward, and Curtis Richardson: 4 x 100 relay

The girls team placed 4th overall.

The boys team placed 6th overall.

Girls from Track Team running

Rugby Teams win 2019 State Competition

May 30, 2019
Congratulations to the Royal Irish Varsity Rugby Team, who won the Rugby Indiana 2019 Spring State Championship on May 29 with a 20-12 victory over Penn High School. The JV team also won their state final game, with a 31-14 win over Penn H.S.

Trojans welcome Taylor Wayer as Boys Basketball Coach

May 22, 2019
Taylor Wayer photo

Bishop Chatard alumnus and former Junior Varsity head coach Taylor Wayer ’10 has been named the head coach of the Bishop Chatard boys basketball team.

Coach Wayer’s experience with the game of basketball includes playing at both Bishop Chatard and Indiana University; where he was a four-year letter winner, an Academic All-Big Ten selection, and a member of the 2013 Big Ten Championship team; followed by assistant coaching positions at Mt. Vernon and Bishop Chatard high schools. He has also served as a coach in several basketball clubs and elite-level camps, providing instruction and skill development.

A fitness and conditioning enthusiast, Coach Wayer runs two strength and athletic performance consulting businesses, and he will bring his expertise and knowledge of fitness training to the BCHS basketball program.

After being announced as the program’s new leader, Coach Wayer said his goal is to “build a high school basketball program that teaches athletes how to set goals, strive for success and effectively pursue their vision, individually and as a group, in an environment that emphasizes leadership, progress, work ethic, selflessness, communication, faith and spirituality on and off the floor.”

Read a story about Taylor in the Indy Star

Swimmers are named Academic All-Americans

May 9, 2019
Congratulations to the following Trojans who were selected by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America (NISCA) as 2018/2019 Academic All-Americans. These boys worked really hard in the pool and in the classroom and are the great examples of student athletes!
  • Oskar Eisgruber
  • Rylan Elliott
  • Sam Fu
  • Adam Pemberton
  • Charlie Steadham

Girls Track Team wins 2019 City Championship

May 9, 2019

Congratulations to the girls track team as they won their 8th consecutive City Track Title on May 6, 2019. Event winners included Amelia Dessauer (Pole Vault), Miranda Stickel (1600 Relay), Mary Bea Sowinski (1600 Relay), Katie Dietrick (400 & 1600 Relay), & Beth Barnes(100 Hurdles, 300 Hurdles & 1600 Relay)!

The boys team placed 4th in the city meet, with Adam Pemberton as city champion in the Shot Put. In addition, Rylan Elliot (Shot Put) and Thomas Joven (400) were city runner-ups.

Class of 2019 Trojans head to Collegiate Sports

May 6, 2019
Congratulations to the 15 Bishop Chatard student athletes who have signed to play collegiate sports.
  • Mitchell Ayers – Baseball at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Beth Barnes – Track at Indiana University
  • Izzy Corns – Lacrosse at Savannah College of Art & Design (GA)
  • Katie Dietrick – Track at Indiana University
  • Nick Ford – Cheerleading at Marian University
  • Will Freiburger – Lacrosse at Capital University (OH)
  • Rebekkaha Guess – Soccer at Ancilla College
  • Claire Hurley – Soccer at Franklin College
  • Elizabeth Jacobson – Soccer at Indiana University
  • Cooper Lewis – Basketball at Wittenberg University
  • Michael Mates – Baseball at Marian University
  • Drew Murray – Baseball at Hanover College
  • Will Meyer – Football at Marian University
  • Mark Nondorf – Football at Ball State University
  • David Whittemore – Football at Indiana State University
Collegiate Sports Group Photo 2019

BCHS Track wins state honors at Indoor Meet

March 25, 2019

BCHS Track teams participated with much success in the Indoor State Track Finals (small schools division) on March 23, 2019.

  • Beth Barnes, Miranda Stickel, Katie Dietrick, Mary Bea Sowinski: State Champions, 4x400

The following honors were earned:

The Girls Track Team placed 3rd overall

State Champions:
  • Beth Barnes (60m hurdles)
  • Beth Barnes, Miranda Stickel, Katie Dietrick, Mary Bea Sowinski (4 x 400)
State Runner-up
  • Beth Barnes, Katie Dietrick, Mary Bea Sowinski, Amelia Dessauer (4 x 200)
State Medalists
  • Mayan Stickel: 4th place (High Jump)
  • Ethan Clapacs, Owen Teed, Will Johnson, Charlie Jacoba: 5th place (4 x 800)
  • Moira McGinley: 7th place (Long Jump)
Indoor School Records
  • Beth Barnes (60m hurdles)
  • Beth Barnes, Katie Dietrick, Mary Bea Sowinski, Amelia Dessauer (4 x 200)