St. Mary’s Brings Home the Gold for the Second Consecutive Year

Several area middle schools were invited to Knoxville Catholic High School (KCHS) on Aug. 15 to participate in the 2015 KCHS Volleyball Feeder Fest Tournament.
The tournament lasted more than eight hours, with some teams playing up to six games each. The Varsity volleyball team from St. Mary’s School in Oak Ridge took first place in the overall pool and continued its winning streak through the finals, securing its second consecutive Feeder Fest championship.
The St. Mary’s Junior Varsity team also did very well, as they took first place in their pool and second overall in the finals. Both teams are coached by Laura McKenna and Rob Halcrow.
Coach McKenna said, “Both the JV and Varsity teams have exceeded expectations in play, team bonding and sportsmanship. The girls have laid a strong foundation for another spectacular season. As a coach, I could not be more proud of the hard work and dedication the team has shown and I look forward to helping the girls gain confidence in their volleyball skills and grow on and off the court.”
Coach Halcrow said, “They did GREAT! This says a lot about our training program. We are the second smallest school in the Knoxville Independent School League, so we rarely make cuts. Pretty much if you show up to tryouts you’re in. I’m very proud of every player.”
St. Mary’s Catholic School is located in Oak Ridge and was established in 1950 to provide a Christ-centered education to students in Pre-K through the 8th grade. For more information about St. Mary’s School, please call (865) 483-9700 or visit