Past News Posts

Julie Jerrell is named INGLA’s Coach of the Year

June 3, 2024
Congratulations to BCHS Girls Lacrosse Coach, Julie Jerrell, on being named the Indiana Girls Lacrosse Association (INGLA) 2024 Coach of the Year. Julie has lead the Lady Trojan Girls Lacrosse program since 2009, with 12 wins and 5 losses in this year’s season.

Track Teams are 2024 Conference Champions, records set

April 30, 2024
Both the girls and boys track teams captured the 2024 Conference Titles on April 27. Six new meet records were set, plus ten were meet champions. The boys team won by 3 points and the girls by over 90.

Meet Records Set, Meet Champions

  • 4 x 8 relay of Alex Teed, Morgan Engelman, Grace Leppert and Maggie Rushenberg
  • Julia Score -1600 meters
  • Sam Fenney – 100 meters
  • Kalen Sargent – 200 meters
  • Phoenix Boyer – 110 and 300 hurdles (This was also a new school record in the 300 hurdles)

Other Meet Champions

  • Adeline Miller – 100 meters
  • Mary Kate Felts – 200 meters
  • Addison Duncan – 400 meters
  • Julia Score – 3200 meters
  • Reese McKinney 100 and 300 hurdles
  • 4 x 1 relay of Adeline Miller, Reese McKinney, Teja Bentley, Mary Kate Felts
  • 4 x 4 relay of Lena Stickel, Mary Kate Felts, Addison Duncan and Reese McKinney
  • Josie Sandifur – Pole Vault
  • 4 x 8 relay of Luke Monahan, Jack Steadham, Ian Kobus and Max Bourgeois
Congratulations Trojans!

Track Team has school record performances

April 22, 2024

The track and field teams had many outstanding performances on Fri, April 19, 2024, but the evening was highlighted with 2 school record performances:

  • Reese McKinney ran a time of 14.84 in the 100 hurdles and tied the school record established by Beth Barnes in 2019.
  • The 4 x 4 relay of Kalen Sargent, Zach Gantz, Keaton Kuehr and Phoenix Boyer established a new school record of 3:19.35 which broke a record from 2005.

Congratulations Trojans!

BCHS Boys & Girls Track: 2024 Indoor State Meet Champions

March 26, 2024

The Boys and Girls Track and Field program competed at the Indoor State Meet and had great performances across the board as both teams were crowned State Champs. The following athletes or relays were Indoor State Medalists:

2024 Girls and Boys Indoor STATE CHAMPION TEAMSboys and girls team photo
Boys 4 x 2 STATE CHAMPION: Kalen Sargent, Keaton Kuehr, Phoenix Boyer and Sam Feeney team photo
Boys 4 x 4 STATE CHAMPION: Kalen Sargent, JD Haines, Keaton Kuehr, Phoenix Boyer team photo
Boys 4×8 STATE CHAMPION: Ian Kolbus, Jack Steadham, Zach Gantz JD Haines
Girls 4×8 STATE CHAMPION: Grace Leppert, Maggie Rushenberg, Ceci Jackson, Julia Score team photo
Sam Feeney – State Runner up – 60 meters Sam Feeney
tate 4×4 Runner-up: Mary Kate Felts, Addison Duncan, Maisie Chesebrough and Reese McKinney team photo S
Girls DMR: Grace Leppert, Alex Teed, Ceci Jackson, Julia Score team photo
Keaton Kueher – Long Jump – 3rd in State Keaton Kueher
Boys DMR of Ian Kolbus, Quinn O’Neil, Luke Monahan, JD Haines – 3rd in State team photo
Girls 4 x 2 relay of Addison Duncan, Reese McKinney, Mary Kate Felts and Adeline Miller – 3rd in state team photo
Phoenix Boyer – 60 hurdles – 4th in State Phoenix Boyer
Reese McKinney – 4th in 60 hurdles and 5th in the 60 meter dash Reese McKinney

Swimmer and Diver in the 2024 State Tourney

February 27, 2024

Two members of the BCHS Boys Swimming/Diving Team advanced to state competition in the 2024 Swimming/Diving IHSAA tourney.

Jack Steadham competed in the 50 and 100 Free at IUPUI during state competition.

Competing in the 50 and 100 free is no easy feat, especially in such a fiercely competitive environment. Making it back to the finals in the 50 free is a testament to Jack’s hard work and talent. With a time of 21.32, Jack secured 13th place in a field that was incredibly fast this year. He also competed in the 100 free and finished 17th with a time of 46.90. BCHS coaches and fans are immensely proud of his achievement and know he gave it his all out there.

Donovan McMahon finished 21st in the State Diving competition with a score of 173.65.

Making it to the state meet in diving in Indiana is a huge achievement in itself. The level of competition is incredibly high, and Donovan’s dedication and skill brought him so close to the final round. Just being part of that competition is a testament to his talent and commitment to the sport.

The coach, school and fans couldn’t be prouder of Jack and Donovan, and are grateful for the dedication and hard work they’ve shown throughout the season. They’ve represented the BCHS Swimming/Diving Program with honor and have set a high standard for the future. Let’s continue to build on this success and keep pushing ourselves to new heights!

Congratulations Trojans!

Girls Basketball is 2024 Regional Champion

February 12, 2024
Girls Basketball Regional Photo

Congratulations to the 2023-2024 Girls Basketball team as they became 3A Regional Champions with a 64-60 win over Indian Creek on Feb. 10.

In the first semi-state game, they were defeated by Danville, 54-44.

Sectional Results


Congratulations to the 2023-2024 Girls Basketball team as they became 3A Sectional Champions with a 59-53 win over Heritage Christian on Feb. 3.

They defeated Brebeuf Jesuit, 55-40 and Shortridge 59-18 to advance to the sectional finals.

Good luck in regionals where the Lady Trojans will play Indian Creek on Saturday Feb. 10, at Greencastle High School at 4:00 p.m.

Wrestler Jack Davis advances to 2024 State

February 11, 2024

Congratulations to Jack Davis (132), who placed 3rd in 2024 Wrestling Semi-State competition, to advance to the State Meet. The first round will be held on Friday, Feb. 16 at the Ford Center in Evansville (5:30 p.m. CST).

Good luck Jack!

Regional Results

Congratulations to the BCHS Boys Wrestling team as they were runners-up in regionals. Six wrestlers advanced to 2024 semi-state competition:

  • Jack Davis (132) – Regional Champion
  •  Gabriel McNamee (144)
  • Sam Bustamante (138)
  •  Daniel Adams (150)
  •  Kade Rickard (165) – Regional Champion
  •  Andrew Troy (215)

Good luck in the semi-state on Feb. 10 at New Castle!

Sectional Results

In sectionals, 11 wrestlers advanced to Regionals, including 5 sectional champions, as follows:

  • Jack Howay (106)
  • Cam Harden (120)
  • Brian Salas (126)
  • Jack Davis (132) – Sectional Champion
  • Gabriel McNamee (144)
  • Sam Bustamante (138) – Sectional Champion
  • Daniel Adams (150) – Sectional Champion
  • Payton Brown (157)
  • Kade Rickard (165) – Sectional Champion
  • Jack Finegan (190)
  • Andrew Troy (215) – Sectional Champion

Girls Wrestling In the girls program, four wrestlers qualified for semi-state and Jillian Donnelly was a state qualifier.

The BCHS Wrestling program has had great success during the past years through the hard work of wrestlers and coaches.

Read an article from WTHR on the program

Girls Swimming/Diving Team is 4th in Sectional; Katie Countryman advances to state

February 5, 2024
Congratulations to the Girls Swimming team, as they placed 4th in their sectional. Highlights of the sectional were:

Katie Countryman advances to state: Katie broke the team record and secured her place at the state meet as the sectional champion in the 100 fly. This marks a historic moment for our team, as it is the first time in 19 years that a girl from our program has made it to the state meet. Katie’s determination and skill have set a new standard for our team, and we couldn’t be prouder.

Katie Countryman

The girls’ 200 Free relay team, (Mary Claire McCarthy Young, Gabby Herner, Hanna Ross, Katie Countryman) delivered an electrifying performance, breaking the school record with an impressive time of 1:42.67. This achievement showcases the incredible teamwork and coordination among these talented swimmers.

Other standout performances were: Elaine Dilts continued to impress by dropping her 500 time to an impressive 6:17.36. Marguerite Bourgeois achieved a personal best in the 100 Breaststroke, touching the wall at 1:14.99. Hanna Ross demonstrated her speed in the 100 back, finishing with a swift time of 1:03.75.

In the 400 Free Relay, the team comprised of Helen Cline, Meg Jennings, Sophia Reed, and Morgan Engleman played a crucial role in securing the team’s 4th place in a highly competitive sectional meet. Their collective efforts and determination earned valuable points for our team.

Special recognition goes to our talented diver, Theresa Surinak, who scored an impressive 235.70. Her skill and commitment to excellence continue to make a significant impact on our team.

The coach also expresses gratitude to Zoe Williamson and Hope Bultinck for their unwavering support. Your encouragement and dedication to our team do not go unnoticed, and we appreciate your contributions to our success.

Girls Basketball is 2024 City Champion with a buzzer-beater in overtime

January 15, 2024
Congratulations to the 2023-2024 varsity girls basketball team as they became the 2024 City Champions in overtime vs Cathedral. The team won with a 3-point shot by Olivia Berzai as time expired for a final score of 45-44 (OT). Watch the pandemonium on @BCHSStudentLife below!

BCHS Swimming Dominates 2023 City Tourney with Record-breaking Performances

December 18, 2023
City Diving Championship team photo


In a remarkable showcase of aquatic prowess, Bishop Chatard High School’s swim team left an indelible mark at the 2023 City Tournament, clinching victories in both the boys’ and girls’ categories. The standout performance of the day belonged to Jack Steadham, who shattered not just city records but also school records.

Steadham’s name echoed through the annals of swimming history as he obliterated the longstanding 1983 record in the 100 Fly, clocking in at a breathtaking 54.04 seconds. Not content with that, he rewrote his own 2021 record in the 100 Back, posting a time of 55.09 seconds. These remarkable achievements firmly cemented Steadham’s legacy in the school’s swimming lore, as he also surpassed the 2018 100 Fly record.

Steadham wasn’t the only record-breaker that day. Katie Countryman emerged as a force to be reckoned with, seizing the spotlight by smashing the 2016 200 Freestyle Girls’ Record with a time of 1:58.58. Her prowess in the pool added to the tally of records falling in the wake of Bishop Chatard’s performance.

Adding to the accomplishments were collective efforts, notably the girls’ team (Margueritte Bourgeois, Hanna Ross, Gabby Herner, Katie Countryman) 200 Free Relay’s achievement. They shattered the school record from 2017 with a phenomenal time of 1:46.03, setting a new benchmark for future endeavors.

Beyond the record-breaking feats, there were a plethora of stellar performances. Hanna Ross showcased her skills in the 100 Backstroke with a personal best time of 1:03.30. Alex Paz demonstrated sheer speed, claiming the 50 Free title with an impressive time of 23.93 seconds.

Margueritte Bourgeois and Alex Teed secured commendable positions, finishing 2nd and 3rd in the 100 Breaststroke, respectively. Gabby Herner and Elaine Dilts showcased remarkable stamina, securing 2nd and 3rd spots in the grueling 500 Freestyle. Dilts, in particular, continued her commendable streak by slashing her time to 6:24.94 in the 500 Free.

Noteworthy performances continued, with Adison Fleming achieving a significant milestone by breaking the 30-second barrier in the 50 Free with a time of 29.75 seconds.

Importantly, team spirit reverberated through the stands, thanks to the unwavering support from teammates like Morgan Engelman and Zoe Williamson, who exemplified true sportsmanship by rallying behind their peers.

Bishop Chatard’s triumph wasn’t merely in securing victories and breaking records, but in the camaraderie and unwavering support displayed by the entire team. Their legacy at the 2023 City Tourney will undoubtedly endure as a testament to their skill, determination, and collective spirit.