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Apr 22, 2024

Updated: Apr 24

Special Thanks to Pat & Mary Jo Diem for sponsoring today's lunch at the Alumni House. Sloppy Joes & Chips with Chocolate Chip Date Bars for Dessert.

Bill Horvath brought two 12 pacs of soda. Charlie Presta brought two 12 pacs of Arizona & Arnold Palmer Sweet Tea. Jack Kelley brought a box of Hostess Donettes Chocolate Mini Donuts. Coffee & O&H Kringle was available as well.


Mary Jo (Curty) '76 & Pat Diem '77




Joining Us: Mary Jo & Pat Diem, Dan Kovara, Chris Gorman, John Ketarkus, Jack Kelley,

Mark & Pam Mano, Marty Defatte, Tom Konieczko, Bob Letsch, Dan Petersen,

Dan Bentz, Joe Ingrasci, Dave Cook, Bill Horvath, Alia Onaczynski, Chelsea Ortsrov,

Gabby Imbrugia, Dave O'Brien, Cathy Poulsen, Don Klemt, Joe Woitach, Parisa Maymend,

George Gordon, Kory Borek, Cindy Sanchez, Tim Letsch, Bobby Letsch Jr, Charlie Presta, Rick Jones, Dan DeMatthew, Amy DeMatthew, Jeff Tarkowski, Roger DeMark, Tom Goebel,

Bob Broihier, Jim May, Rob Zirbel, Frank D'Acquisto, Dave Benjamin, Terry Toll,

Bill Dombrowski, Joe Macareno


Saturday April 20th Honor Flight Participants 


           Marty Defatte, Bill Horvath, Mark Mano

The balloons were provided courtesy of Dave Cook


Other Alumni House regulars that also enjoyed the great experience of the Honor Flight

Veterans Terry Toll, Dick Heidenreich, Tom Konieczko



            A few Photos of Mark, Bill & Marty from their experience on the Honor Flight.

A fitting tribute to our Veterans   


                              


  • A Trip Down Memory Lane..................


* Drag Racing ENTHUSIASTS Mark & Barry Mano '61



 

  • Hello everyone, Kimberly Gardner

 

Please enjoy the April Community Newsletter. Have a wonderful day!

 

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONSSiena Catholic Schools of Racine

262-800-1111245 Main Street; Suite 402Racine, WI 53403sienacatholicschools.org




Today's Laugh.............................Ha Ha Ha !!!


From Tom Westrich…………..


If My Body Were A Car !!! 

I would be thinking about trading it in for a newer model. 

I’ve got bumps, dents and scratches in my finish and my paint job is getting a little dull.


But that’s not the worst of it.

My headlights are a little out of focus and it's especially hard to see things up close. 

My traction is not as graceful as it once was. 

I slip, slid, skid and bump into things even in the best of weather. 

My white walls are stained with varicose veins.

It takes me hours to reach maximum speed.

My fuel rate burns inefficiently.


But here’s the worst of it !!!

Almost every time I sneeze, cough or sputter,

Either my radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires……….


Welcome to the Golden Years !!!




  • Cribbage Results.........almost Accurate !!!

Table #1: Dave Benjamin/Chris Gorman 2 - 1, Charlie Presta/ Bob Letsch 1 - 2,

Bobby Letsch Jr/Terry Toll 0 -3.


Bob Letsch/ Charlie Presta 4 -3 vs Bobby Letsch Jr/ Dave Benjamin 3 - 4

 

Table #2 Mark Mano/ George Gordon 3 -2 vs Tim Letsch/ Joe Macareno 2 - 3

Canadian Cribbage.


Joe Macareno/ George Gordon 2 - 0 vs Dan DeMatthew/ Dave Benjamin 0 - 2

Rob Zirbel/ CWood 0 - 2


Table #3 Frank D'Acquisto/Pat Diem 1 - 1 vs Dan DeMatthew/ CWood 1-1

                               


SPECIAL EVENT......................


* Student Trip..........

We have a group of kids traveling this summer to Ecuador and are raising funds to help offset the costs for students and their families. We are trying to do several small fundraisers, but this is our very first one. This week only, we are selling Spirit Wear Apparel. I have included the link below. If anyone is interested in purchasing an item, please let me know.

Have a blessed evening! Take care,Kris RivasEcuador Spirit Wear



                            Future Building Addition - South End of SCHS

                                         "Our Time Is Now"        


            New Addition New Main Entrance New Chapel

   


• Angels Connecting..................


• Class of '74 will hold its 50th class reunion Saturday, July 20, 2024, at Racine Country Club, 2801 Northwestern Ave. BBall Team members sponsor lunch Monday July 22nd

at the Alumni House......................

For more information, visit the St. Catherine's High School Class of '74 Facebook page, or the "Alumni" tab on the St. Catherine's High School website.

Contact Barb Porcaro (Suprak) - bsuprak@gmail.com or

Jim Rammelt - jimrammelt@yahoo.com.


• Class of '79 will hold its 40th reunion celebration 5:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at Third Coast Woodfire Pizza and Pub, 207 Gaslight Drive. For more information, visit the alumni tab on the school website, www.saintcats.org.

           

• Class of '60 meets the last Wednesday of each month at Dynasty restaurant

- contact Renee (Ricchio) Benjamin for details - rsbenjam@sbcglobal.net 


• Class of '59 meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Castlewood restaurant

- contact Mary (D'acquisto) for details - JWOITACH@yahoo.com 


• Class of '58 meets 1st Tuesday of the month at Dynasty restaurant

- contact Karen (Petersen) Verbeten for details - Kverbeten1@wi.rr.com


• Purchase your Angels Items online. Click on......



  • Angels in the News...............


Christopher Olley '80


Dear Chesterton Families,

With both sadness and gratitude for his dedicated service, we would like to announce that our Headmaster, Mr. Christopher Olley, has shared his plans to retire within the calendar year. Our board of directors has begun the process of gathering a pool of potential candidates to serve as Mr. Olley’s successor. Mr. Olley has graciously agreed to continue serving as Headmaster for several months until a candidate is selected. While we are saddened by his upcoming departure, we wish him all the best as he prepares for a new chapter in his life. His retirement will mean more time to spend with his wife, Jane, his children, and his granddaughter, Layla Jane. Mr. Olley will also make time for biking, fishing, and coaching the Chesterton Academy’s girls basketball team. Mr. Olley’s career has been marked by his passion for education and his commitment to our Catholic faith. Mr. Olley joined Chesterton Academy in 2018 as executive director and was appointed headmaster in 2021. “I can’t thank Jay Ward and Dale Ahlquist enough for giving me the gift of Chesterton,” Olley said. “The faculty and staff has made Chesterton Academy a national model for Catholic Classical schools. I consider myself lucky to have partnered with such outstanding servant leaders. The students and parents made my time at Chesterton Academy the most rewarding experience in my career.” We are so very grateful for the profound impact Mr. Olley’s leadership has had on our school. His long-term vision, decisive direction, thoughtful stewardship, and team-based approach have been valuable assets to our success. Mr. Olley has over 40 years of experience as a teacher, coach, and school administrator, touching the lives of many young people during the course of his tenure. Please pray for Mr. Olley that he would enjoy a smooth transition and a joyful retirement. Please also pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit to help us find his successor. Lastly, please continue to pray for Chesterton Academy, as we carry out our mission to raise up the next generation of saints.

    

  • Racine News..........




• Prayers for the families of departed Angels and Friends......


Rollie Krahn





• Prayers for Alumni & Friends dealing with Health issues:  


  • Dave Letrenta fell and has bruises & cuts - off for three months rehabbing

  • Joe Ingrasci has Cancer Nodules on his Lung - treatment in the near future

  • Marcia Pfost '66 H (Pat Nielsen's good friend) dealing with MAC infection (lung disease along with fluid in her lung) and edema in her legs & heart issues.

  • Dan Peterson's hip replacement was a success - in Rehab.

  • Dick Heidenreich's broken leg is healing in Rehab - now home.

  • Bob Broihier visited with Jim Poulsen on the phone last Monday. He seemed upbeat and willing to visit. He hopes others will call as well. 262-497-9249

  • Jim Poulsen is dealing with Cataract Surgery in each eye.

  • Terry Toll needs to get Blood Sugar Level lowered

  • Bob "Worm" Stanton is in a Florida hospital for problems related to his urinary tract.Text to his "Pies" phone Linda at 414-841-3460 - Thanks Jim Mascari

  • Walt Strini working out at Razor's Sharp Fitness Center and getting stronger


Special Prayers needed for: 

Chris & Sue Gorman's grandson Eli, Rick Jones, Walt Strini, Jim Poulsen, John Hansen, Tom Clazmer, Don Heck, Jack Kelley, Dan Bentz, Tom Konieczko, Ken Kusters, Tom Pulda, Jeff Pulda, Dave O'Brien, George Gordon, Bob Letsch, Bob Garrity, Kathy (Hackl) Wirtz,

Mickey Postorino, John Miller, Helen (Willmes) Miller, Mike O'Brien, Dick Albregts' wife, Rudy Weibel's wife, Tom Krug’s wife, Del Alton's wife, Marty Defatte's wife, Bill Halberstadt's wife, Dan Peterson's wife, Pat (Peters) Obernberger, Dick Graceffa's wife Peg


Important Dates.................................


Mother's Day - Sunday May 12, 2024


Memorial Day - Monday May 27. 2024 - Alumni House CLOSED


Father's Day - Sunday June 16, 2024


Independence Day - Thursday July 4th, 2024


Schonert's Annual Picnic - Monday Aug 26, 2024


Labor Day - Monday Sept 2nd, 2024 - Alumni House CLOSED



St Catherine's ANGELS..................


Track and Field

Saturday the Angels track athletes traveled to Kenosha Bradford for the Red Devil invite. It was a cold and windy day, however the Angels battled through the elements and performed very well as the boys finished in 8th place and the girls finished in 10th place. Below are results of athletes that earned points for the team.


  • Boys Athletes Earning Points

  • 4x100 Meter Relay team

  • Team consisted of Jaelen King, Isaiah Taylor, Isaiah Thomas and Jayvion Hunter (1st, 44.76)

  • 4x200 Meter Relay Team

  • Team consisted of Jaelen King, Isaiah Taylor, Isaiah Thomas and Jayvion Hunter (3rd, 1:34.18)

  • Ja’Nyus Lockridge

  • Triple Jump (5th, 36 feet 8.5 inches)

  • Xzavier Grabher

  • Shotput (7th, 44 feet 9.25 inches)

  • Jim Billman

  • 110 Meter Hurdles (7th, 18.29)

  • Morgan Determan

  • 400 meter dash (8th, 57.79)

  • Girls Athletes Earning Points

  • Caylene Von-Schilling Worth

  • Shotput (1st, 35 feet 8.25 inches)

  • Discus (5th, 82 feet 9 inches)

  • Imani Green

  • Discus (4th, 89 feet 10 inches)

  • Shotput (8th, 26 feet 1.25 inches)

  • Na’Riah Young

  • Discus (8th, 74 feet 6 inches)


Softball (4-3 Overall, 2-3 Metro Classic Conference)

Tuesday the Angels hosted Racine Lutheran in a Metro Classic Conference matchup. The Angels found themselves down early but would battle back to tie the game going into the 7th inning. Unfortunately for the Angels, the Crusaders would score 3 runs in the top of the 7th and go on to defeat the Angels 7-5. Leading the way at the plate for the Angels was Aniyah Price as she went 2-3 with a double, 3 stolen bases and 2 runs scored. Annika Munoz went 2-3 with an RBI, Londyn Pardo went 1-2 with an RBI and 3 runs scored and Aniesa Neave had 2 RBI’s. Munoz led the way on the mound with 6 strikeouts.

Thursday the Angels would have their chance at redemption as they traveled to Racine Lutheran. The Angels started out getting an early lead, unfortunately for the Angels, they couldn’t hold on as they were defeated by the Crusaders 8-3. Aniesa Neave led the team at the plate going 2-3 with an RBI. London Pardo went 2-4 with an RBI and Loretta Ochoa went 1-4 with a double and an RBI.


Friday the Angels traveled to Shoreland Lutheran for a Metro Classic Conference game. The Angels played a very clean game and Annika Munoz pitched tremendously, unfortunately for the Angels the Pacers played just a little bit better as the Angels were defeated 2-1. Isabel Sanchez led the Angels with a hit and an RBI. Aniesa Neave, Loretta Ochoa, Cristina Murguia and Mandy Deschler each added a hit as well. Munoz led the way on the mound with 4 strikeouts.


The Angels returned back to their home field on Saturday morning as they hosted Lake Country Lutheran. The offense started slow, but heated up as they were able to go on to defeat the Lightning 15-4. Annika Munoz had a career day as she went 2-4 with a home run and 6 RBI’s. She also had 8 strikeouts on the mound. Mandy Deschler would go 2-4 with 2 RBI’s. Aniesa went 3-3 with a home run and an RBI. Cristina Murguia, Londyn Pardo and Loretta Ochoa each had 2 hits while Murguia and Pardo added an RBI as well.


Baseball (1-6 Overall, 1-5 Metro Classic Conference)

In a Metro Classic Conference matchup on Tuesday night, the Angels hosted Lutheran/Prairie. The Angels found themselves down early, but a couple big innings would help propel the Angels to an 11-9 victory. Marvid Sanchez led the way for the Angels as he went 2-3 with 3 RBI’s. Nate Callis and Mariano Talamantez each went 2-4 with an RBI while Santino Garcia got the victory on the mound.


Tuesday night the Angels traveled to Westosha Central for a non-conference matchup. Unfortunately for the Angels the Falcons jumped out to an early lead and the Angels couldn’t bounce back as they were defeated 11-0. Devlyn Kellogg led the Angels with 2 hits.

On Thursday afternoon the Angels would return back to the diamond to face off against Lutheran/Prairie. The Angels found themselves down 3-0 early, but would battle back to take a 5-3 lead. The LP’s would tie the game up in the 5th, but the Angels would take a 6-5 lead into the bottom of the 7th. Unfortunately for the Angels the LP’s would battle back and score 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th to defeat the Angels. Stephen Straszewski led the Angels at the plate going 2-3 with 2 RBI’s. Issac Cantu went 3-4 while Mauricio Talamantez, Adon Ruiz, Devlyn Kellogg and Nate Callis each added 1 hit with Adon Ruiz and Nate Callis adding an RBI.


Friday night the Angels played Shoreland Lutheran at Horlick Field. The team played well, however a 5 run 4th inning by the Pacers would prove to be costly as the Angels were defeated 11-0. Mariano Talamantez, Stephen Straszewski and Jonathan Peterson led the Angels at the plate as each recorded a hit. Talamantez and Nate Callis each had a stolen base.


Girls Soccer (0-5 Overall, 0-3 Metro Classic Conference)

Monday night the Angels traveled to Kenosha Christian Life for a non-conference girls soccer game. The team played well and gave it everything they had, unfortunately in the end it wasn’t enough as they were defeated 6-0.

The Angels girls soccer team traveled to Martin Luther for a Metro Classic Conference game on Wednesday night. The Spartans got out to an early lead and the Angels wouldn’t be able to bounce back as the Spartans defeated the Angels 9-0.

St. Thomas More jumped out to an early lead on Friday night and the Angels offense couldn’t quite get things going as the Cavaliers would go on to defeat the Angels 12-0 in a Metro Classic Conference matchup at St. Thomas More.


Boys Tennis (0-1 Overall, 0-1 Metro Classic Conference)

Boys tennis faced off against Martin Luther on Tuesday, however weather forced the match to end before conclusion. A makeup date to finish the match has not been determined yet.


Boys Golf Monday afternoon the St. Catherine’s/Lutheran boys golf team traveled to Racine Country Club for the first Metro Classic mini-meet of the season. The course played tough, but the Angels preserved to finish in 6th place. Leading the way for the Angels was Finn Crawford with a 56. Tanner Christensen was right behind him with a 57.


2024 Summer Camps

Are you looking for something for your child to do this summer? If so, checkout some of our summer camp offerings at www.spicket.events/schsangels. All registration and payment is completed through website.



  • Boys Speed and Strength Camp- Open to boys entering grades 4th-8th in 2024-2025. Camp runs from June 11th-July 18th. Registration deadline is June 9th, 2024

  • Boys Basketball Camp- Open to boys entering grades 4th-9th in 2024-2025. Camp runs from June 17th-June 20th. Registration deadline is June 12th, 2024

  • Girls Basketball Camp- Open to girls entering grades 4th-9th in 2024-2025. Camp runs from July 15th-July 18th. Registration deadline is July 10th, 2023

  • Speed and Strength Summer School Class- This class is offered during summer school for .25 credits. It is open to any students that will be in 9th-12th grade at St. Catherine's for the 2024-2025 school year. Sign up for the class at this link


Racine St. Catherine’s Home Game Protocols and Procedures


  1. All tickets must be purchased ahead of time at http://spicket.events/schsangels, no cash will be accepted at the gate

  2. Ticket sales will open 1 week prior to each event

  3. Ticket sales close at 2:00pm the day of the event for varsity football games as well as JV2/JV/Varsity boys basketball games. Any individual(s) not purchasing tickets by 2:00pm will not be allowed into the game

  4. Tickets can be printed at home to be scanned at the event or shown in the Ticket Spicket app on cellular devices to be scanned. NO SCREENSHOTS ACCEPTED

  5. Gates/entrance close 30 minutes after the scheduled start time of the varsity event. Anyone not in the game at this time will not be allowed in

  6. Refunds will only be issued for ticket purchases if the event is canceled

  7. No re-entry to the event, once you leave you will not be allowed back in

  8. All middle/elementary school students must be with an adult

  9. Metro Classic Conference passes are still allowed at the gate for Metro Classic Conference games only, no digital ticket required. For Non-Conference Games, Metro Classic Conference passes are not accepted and a digital ticket is required

  10. 6 and under are free, no digital ticket required.

  11. St. Catherine’s students are free with school ID, no digital ticket required. If no ID, a purchased ticket will be required

  12. Siena employees are free with ID, no digital ticket required. If no ID, a purchased ticket will be required

  13. Video Tutorial that shows how to purchase tickets and use app

Week's Schedule.....................

Monday April 22nd


  • Baseball vs. Catholic Central @ Horlick Field @ 4:30pm

  • Girls Soccer @ Racine Case @ 4:30pm


Tuesday April 23rd

  • Softball vs. St Thomas More @ Crawford Park @ 4:30pm

  • Baseball vs. St. Thomas More @ Horlick Field @ 7:00pm


Wednesday April 24th

  • Boys Golf double mini meet @ Ives Grove @ 12:00pm

  • Boys Tennis triangular @ Kenosha Bradford @ 3:30pm

  • Girls Soccer vs. Shoreland Lutheran @ Pritchard Park @ 6:30pm


Thursday April 25th

  • Track and Field @ Union Grove @ 4:00pm

  • Baseball @ St. Thomas More @ 4:30pm

  • Softball @ St. Thomas More @ 4:30pm


Friday April 26th

  • Boys Tennis County Invite @ Racine Case and Racine Horlick @ 4:00pm

  • Softball vs. Milwaukee Bradley Tech @ Crawford Park @ 4:30pm

  • Girls Soccer vs. Pius XI @ Whitnall High School @ 6:30pm


Saturday April 27th

  • Boys Tennis County Invite @ Racine Case and Racine Horlick @ 4:00pm

  • Boys Golf @ Broadlands Golf Club @ 9:00am


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