Covington_Catholic_High_School

Covington Catholic High School

Covington Catholic High School (abbreivated CCH or CovCath) is a private, all-male high school in Park Hills, Kentucky. It was founded in 1925 by Bishop Francis W. Howard and Brother George Sauer. It is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington.

History

Now located at 1600 Dixie Highway, the school's doors first opened at Mother of God on 6th Street, with a freshman class of 32. In the early 1950's it became apparent that Covington Catholic High School would have to be expanded further if it were to continue its role as the central Catholic high school for boys in Northern Kentucky. Pastors from thirteen Northern Kentucky parishes approved plans for construction of a new 44,000 sq./ft. high school building on a fourteen acre plot in the heart of Park Hills, just miles away from the previous location in Covington.

The cornerstone was placed in 1954, and the first class graduated from the school in 1955. The class president was Edward Sessinger. The total cost of the building and property was $845,439.44, and was shared by the thirteen parishes.

The school gymnasium was dedicated on January 29, 1955 when the Purcell Marian High School Cavaliers played Covington Catholic in basketball. Later, through the efforts of the S.C.O.R.E. committee, Wooten Field was added for football, and the baseball field was completely rebuilt. In 1988, the Scott Knochelman Alumni Building was built to accommodate the growing needs of athletic teams. It includes a weight room, locker room, showers, and coaches offices.

In 2002, construction of the current building began directly behind the original structure, finishing in time for the start of the 2003-2004 school year. Since the new school has been built, renovations have been made to all facilities, including a state-of-the-art football field, a remodeled baseball complex, and a restructured gymnasium.

Athletics

Athletics at Covington Catholic are very esteemed, enjoying a high rate of success in many of its programs despite its small number of students. As an all male school, a large percentage of the enrollment contributes to this success. Covington Catholic routinely battles it out with often hated, rarely respected arch rival Highlands High School for Northern Kentucky supremacy, often resulting in random acts of vandalism in and around Park Hills and Ft. Thomas. CCH and Highlands have been swapping KHSAA AAA State Football titles since WWII. The rivalry has twice been named the Sporting News' prestigious "Best Prep Rivalry in America."

State Championships

Baseball: 2002 2009

Football: 1987 1988 1993 1994 1997 2006 2009

Swimming: 1972 2009

Golf: 1969 1984 2009

Cross Country: 1982 1994 2009

Governor's Cup: 2009

Notable Alumni

References

  1. covcath.org Covington Catholic High School History. Retrieved on March 2., 2007.

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