Welcome to the Blog for Dr. Ratliff-Principal of Knox Community High School. This Blog is created to share information with our community, parents and students. Many staff and community members assist with news and pictures for our blog. We thank them for the contributions they make to help us keep the community informed.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

KHS Tennis take NSC Championship!


Photos provide by J. Farus and Facebook.
Knox Boy’s Tennis Finishes Historic Season

Coach Mark Krom knew that this could be “THE” year.  They began the season with a single loss to Plymouth, then proceeded to win the next nine matches in a row, setting a new school record for consecutive wins.  Knox would beat every NSC opponent, giving them a 6-0 record, which became incredibly important at the tournament in Bremen.

The team was named champions of the Knox Invitational.  This was another first for the team.  Individual champions were Davey Johnston at #1 Singles and Hunter Gilbert at #3 Singles.  Runners up were Jordan Anderson at #2 Singles, Curtis Scherer and Scott Farus at #1 Doubles and Christian Jimenez and Daulton Materna at #2 Doubles.  This was an eight team invitational. 

Saturday, September 28th, the Knox Boy’s Tennis Team won their first ever Northern State Conference Championship.  Davey Johnston concluded his NSC play with an astounding record of 36-0.  He won individual titles every year of his high school career – at #2 Singles his freshman year, and at #1 Singles as a sophomore, junior and senior.  Jordan Anderson also won in straight sets, earning the title at #2 Singles.  Hunter Gilbert finished second at #3 Singles.  Curtis Scherer and Scott Farus earned fourth place at #1 Doubles.  Christian Jimenez and Daulton Materna earned third place at #2 Doubles.  These finishes earned Knox 43 points in the tournament, tying them with Triton.  However, because Knox was a perfect 6-0 in the regular season, they edged out Triton as the 2013 Northern State Conference Champions. 

The team was able to set a school record for victories with a 12-3 overall record (13-4 when added with sectional play).  Jordan Anderson set an individual school record with a 20-2 record at #2 Singles.  Hunter Gilbert also set the mark for #3 Singles with a record of 17-4.
Knox defeated North Judson in the first round of the CMA Sectional, 3-2.  They were defeated in the championship by CMA, with a score of 2-3.

The team was recently recognized by the Knox School Board of Trustees for their outstanding achievements.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Graphics-Process Photo

Graphics students complete their process photo diagram.  

KHS Weights Class

KHS offers a variety of PE classes for their students to take. One of the favorite classes is weights with Mr. McGowan. I'm on this day students were working hard in the weight room doing a variety of lifts. During this class students work closely together spotting and monitoring safety procedures as they work on individualized lifting programs.

Marching Band at Concord

Teacher Appreciation

Staff at Knox High School enjoyed a morning celebration regarding quality academics and their progress working with students this year. KHS staff was served a lovely snack breakfast and Starbucks coffee by the teacher appreciation committee

Keep up the great work KHS Staff!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Life of a Cross Country Runner

Life of a Cross Country Runner
A Photo Essay by Nathan Lynch.

This photo essay was submitted to the IHSAA for potential posting on their website.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Knox Tennis Wins 2013 Knox Invite

Knox Tennis won their Knox Tourney for first time.  All members advanced to the championship,with Davey Johnston winning #1 Singles and Hunter Gilbert winning #3 Singles.  The #1 Doubles team of Curtis Scherer and Scott Farus and the #2 Doubles team of Christian Jimenez and Daulton Materna both lost in super tie-breaker, earning second place finishes.  Jordan Anderson also placed second at #2 Singles.  

Thanks goes out to Mrs. Farus for the pictures and update.

Knox Band placed first in Marching and second overall for Class C at the Concord Marching Band Invitational

Knox Band placed first in Marching and second overall for Class C at the Concord Marching Band Invitational Saturday.  Drum Majors Josh E. and Katie B. proudly showing the Bands achievement awards. 

Knox will march at Pen High School on Saturday, September 29, 2013.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Band pratice - Just Another Friday

Knox band students were hard at work getting ready for their next competition.  Countless hours are spent by this group perfecting their outstanding halftime show.  

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Knox Volleyball vs New Prairie

The Knox Varsity Volleyball Team played New Prairie tonight.

The Lady Redskins now have an overall record of: 5-11 and an NSC record of: 2-1.

The Knox JV Volleyball Team now has an overall record of 3-9 and 1-2 in the NSC.

Varsity Stats:

Kills: Torie Elliott - l5
Assists: 14
Digs: Kara Howard - 7

Marching Band at the 2013 Goshen Band Invitational

Knox Marching Brigade competed at the 2013 Goshen Band Invitational on Saturday, September 14.  Way to go Redskins.  

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Knox Varsity Volleyball Team Beats Bremen 3-1

19-25, 25-18, 25-16, 26-24.

Kills: Torie Elliott - 19, Rachel Lenig - 9, Kara Howard - 9, Abby Bridegroom - 7
Assists: - Cara Hasnerl - 18, Kylie Bridegroom
Aces: Kylie Bridegroom - 7
Digs: Kerstin Howard - 8, Kara Howard - 7

The Knox JV Volleyball Team beat Bremen tonight 2-0 with the scores of: 25-24, 25-17.


Knox Varsity overall Record: 5-10
Knox Varsity NSC Record: 2-0

Knox JV Overall Record: 4-8
Knox JV NSC Record: 1-1

Photos by Jason C. Staff Reporter