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May 6, 2024

Updated: May 8

SPECIAL THANKS to Bill Rivers & Marty Defatte for today''s luncheon. Menu included 10 Pizzas with different toppings, plus a Salad, Peppers, Italian sausage with green peppers, onions, mixed and served hot. Dessert was homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies—DELICIOUS !!!

Unbelievable amount of food - a number of the gang took home leftovers.

Bill Rivers was extremely generous.


Serving the Racine area since 1921

Dr Ron Kraus brought a 12 pac of Soda. Rick Ropiak brought a case of Water.

Bill Rivers '74, Marty Defatte '61 H

Joining Us: Bill Rivers, Marty Defatte, Marty's friend Nate, Dave Benjamin, Mark Mano,

Pam Mano, Tom Konieczko, Bob Letsch, Dan Bentz, Joe Ingrasci, Alia Onaczynski,

Chelsea Ortsrov, Gabby Imbrugia, Don Klemt, Joe Woitach, George Gordon, Kory Borek, , Bobby Letsch Jr, Charlie Presta, Rick Jones, Dan DeMatthew, Amy DeMatthew, Tom Krug,

Jeff Tarkowski, Bob Broihier, Frank D'Acquisto, Terry Toll, Mike Lewis, Dan Kovara,

Jack Kelley, Gary Schonert, John Ketarkus, Lloyd Tremmel, Tim Letsch, Joe Macareno,

Dr Ron Kraus, Ed DeMuelenaere, Jeff Pulda, Dave Cook, Bill Horvath, George Oteman,

Roger DeMark, Tony Karwowski, Henry Karwowski, Jon Bassindale, Chris Gorman

* Don Klemt provided two bottles of homemade Red Wine for the gang.


 * Dave Cook brought 6 containers of Cashew Peanuts, 1 for each table.

  • Photos Compliments of Lloyd Tremmel.............

A few of the Tables...............

  • New Faces................

Tony Karwowski '68 P, Henry Karwowski '61 P

Henry was in town visiting family & friends. Henry resides in Reno NV.

Tony volunteers with George Oteman at Racine Habitat

  • Great to have our friends back from Florida............. Tom Krug, Ed DeMeulenaere, Dr Ron Kraus & Jeff Pulda


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

St. Mary Medical Center Centennial Booklet Check out pg 19 Clayton Meier, a great supporter of SCHS & pg 21 an Angel friend we all have come to know & love.

Downtown Racine’s First Fridays. Stop by Firehouse 3 Museum. It is open from 5:30 to 8:00.


  • Hello everyone, Kimberly Gardner Chief Advancement Officer

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

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


It cost nothing but creates much.

It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give.

It happens in a flash, and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.

None are so rich that they can get along without it, and none so poor but are richer for its benefits.

It creates happiness in the home, fosters goodwill in a business, and is the countersign of friends.

It is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and Nature's best antidote for trouble.

Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is no earthly good to anybody till it is given away.

And if, in the last-minute rush of Christmas buying, any family member or employ should be too tired to give a smile, ask that you leave one of yours.

For nobody needs to smile so much as those who have none left to give.



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

Table #1: Don Klemt/ CWood 3 - 2 , Jon Bassindale/ Chris Gorman 0 - 2,

Jon Bassindale/ Frank D'Acquisto 0 - 1, Jon Bassindale/ Charlie Presta 2 - 2

Table #2 Mark Mano/ George Gordon 6 - 2 vs Bobby Letsch Jr/ Joe Macareno 2 - 6

Canadian Cribbage.

Table #3 Tim Letsch/ Dan DeMatthew 5 -2, Bobby Letsch jr/Lloyd Tremmel 2 - 5

Bobby Letsch Jr/ Joe Macareno 2 -1, George Gordon/ Lloyd Tremmel 1 - 2,

George Grodon 1 - 0, Lloyd Tremmel & Bobby Letsch Jr 0 -1

6 Handed - Dave Benjamin/ Charlie Presta 2 -1, Bobby Letsch/ Dan DeMatthew 1 - 2

Don Klemt/CWood 0 - 3 

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) - or

Jim Rammelt -

• 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,


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

- contact Renee (Ricchio) Benjamin for details - 

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

- contact Mary (D'Acquisto) Woitach for details - 

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

- contact Karen (Petersen) Verbeten for details -

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

  • Angels in the News...............

Golf Outings ----- Register online at

Monday June 24th - Angel Golf Classic

Friday Sept 27th - McGuire/Letsch Annual Golf Scramble

  • Racine News.........

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

• 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.

  • Dick Heidenreich's walking challenges - wheel chair bound.

  • Jim Poulsen had Cataract Surgery he's upbeat and willing to visit. He hopes friends will call as well. 262-497-9249

  • Terry Toll working on lowering his Blood Sugar Level

  • 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 Sharp Fitness Center and getting stronger

  • Monica (LaFleur) DaPra broke her wrist while playing Pickle Ball.

  • Jeff Pulda was attacked by the neighbors German Shepherd

  • Gary Schonert fell while working in his yard, bruised his side.

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 "ANGEL" Athletics.................

Track and Field

Monday afternoon the Angels track team traveled to Union Grove. The team performed extremely well with many athletes earning points for the team. The boys team finished in 3rd place and the girls team finished in 4th place. Below are results of athletes that earned points for the team.

  • Boys earning points for the team

  • Jaelen King

  • 100 meter dash (1st, 11.92)

  • 200 meter dash (1st, 23.77)

  • Lamont Hamilton

  • 100 meter dash (2nd, 12.08)

  • 200 meter dash (2nd, 24.49)

  • Xzavier Grabher

  • Shotput (3rd, 34 feet, 8.5 inches)

  • Discus (5th, 100 feet, 0 inches)

  • Anthony Aviles

  • 800 meter run (1st, 2:22.46)

  • Sean Moore

  • 800 meter run (2nd, 2:24.20)

  • Isaiah Thomas

  • 100 meter dash (3rd, 12.20)

  • Morgan Determan

  • 400 meter dash (3rd, 58.40)

  • Ja’Nyus Lockridge

  • Triple Jump (3rd, 37 feet, 0.25 inches)

  • Adreyan Contreras-Ward

  • 400 meter dash (4th, 58.61)

  • Jerome Hinton

  • 400 meter dash (5th, 58.90)

  • Girls earning points for the team

  • Caylene Von-Schilling Worth

  • Shotput (1st, 36 feet, 6 inches)

  • Discus (3rd, 83 feet, 0 inches)

  • Sanaiah Davis

  • 100 meter hurdles (2nd, 19.39)

  • 200 meter dash (3rd, 28.87)

  • Imani Green

  • Discus (2nd, 86 feet, 2 inches)

  • Shotput (3rd, 26 feet, 1.5 inches)

  • Na’Riah Young

  • Shotput (4th, 25 feet, 5.5 inches)

  • Discus (4th, 63 feet, 0 inches)

  • Danielle Aiken

  • 100 meter dash (1st, 14.30)

  • Key’anna Holmes

  • 100 meter hurdles (3rd, 20.14)

  • Nave’Ah McMillian

  • 100 meter dash (3rd, 14.62)

  • Charly Thompson

  • 400 meter dash (4th, 1:16.02)

  • Sidney Davis

  • 800 meter run (4th, 2:56.80)

  • Daysia Ward

  • 100 meter hurdles (5th, 21.10)

  • Alexus Long

  • 100 meter dash (5th, 14.67)

On a beautiful Saturday, the Angel track team traveled to West Allis Nathan Hale. Many personal records were achieved on the day as the Angels performed very well. The boys finished in 4th place and the girls finished in 6th place. Below are results of athletes that finished in the top 8 of their event.

  • Boys Finishing in the top 8

  • Xzavier Grabher

  • Shotput (2nd, 43 feet 8 inches)

  • Discus (6th, 104 feet 3 inches)

  • Jim Billman

  • 300 meter hurdles (4th, 47.90)

  • 110 meter hurdles (5th, 18.84)

  • Ja’Nyus Lockridge

  • Triple jump (6th, 36 feet 6.5 inches)

  • 200 meter dash (7th, 25.08)

  • 4x200 meter relay

  • Team consisted of Jaelen King, Isaiah Thomas, Isaiah Taylor and Jayvion Hunter (1st, 1:31.51)

  • 4x100 meter relay

  • Team consisted of Jaelen King, Isaiah Thomas, Isaiah Taylor and Jayvion Hunter (1st, 44.22)

  • London Hadley

  • Shotput (1st, 44 feet 0 inches)

  • Morgan Determan

  • 400 meter dash (2nd 57.06)

  • Anthony Aviles

  • 1600 meter run (5th, 5:15.98)

  • Sean Moore

  • 1600 meter run (7th, 5:20.98)

  • Ronnie McMorris

  • Shoput (7th, 35 feet 8 inches)

  • Jerome Hinton

  • 400 meter dash (8th, 59.95)

  • Girls Finishing in the top 8

  • Caylene Von-Schilling Worth

  • Shotput (1st, 34 feet 8 inches)

  • Discus (7th, 68 feet 4 inches)

  • Imani Green

  • Discus (2nd, 79 feet 1 inch)

  • Shotput (7th, 24 feet 5 inches)

  • Na’Riah Young

  • Discus (5th, 70 feet 10 inches)

  • Shotput (6th, 24 feet 5 inches)

  • 4x200 Meter Relay

  • Team consisted of Danielle Aiken, Sanaiah Davis, Nave’AH McMillian and Daryiah Johnson (1st, 1:54.95)

  • 4x100 Meter Relay

  • Team consisted of Danielle Aiken, Sanaiah Davis, Key’anna Holmes and Daryiah Johnson (2nd, 54.00)

  • Sidney Davis

  • 400 meter dash (4th, 1:12.80)

  • Sanaiah Davis

  • 100 meter hurdles (5th, 18.96)

  • Key’anna Holmes

  • 100 meter hurdles (8th, 20.46)

  • Charly Thompson

  • 800 meter run (8th, 3:09.79)

Softball (11-4 Overall, 6-3 Metro Classic Conference)

The Angels traveled to Dominican on Tuesday afternoon for a Metro Classic Conference game. The game was back and forth all afternoon long, but when the final out was recorded, the Angels would emerge victorious 7-5. Annika Munoz and Mandy Deschler led the Angels at the plate as they each went 2-3 with 2 RBI’s. On the mound Munoz led the way with 7 strikeouts.

Wednesday night at Crawford Park the Angels jumped out to an early lead by scoring 10 runs in the 1st inning. They would follow up with 13 runs in the 2nd inning to go on to defeat St. Francis 23-2 in 3 innings. Annika Munoz led the Angels going 2-3 with 5 RBI’s. Londyn Pardo went 1-1 with 3 RBI’s, Loretta Ochoa went 1-2 with 2 RBI’s and Aniyah Price had 3 RBI’s. Munoz had 4 strikeouts on the mound.

In a rematch of Tuesday night's game, the Angels hosted Dominican on Thursday at Crawford Park. The Angels played a fantastic game and when all was said and done they would emerge victorious 5-1. Londyn Pardo led the way for the Angels going 1-4 with an RBI. Aniesa Neave would add 2 hits. Annika Munoz, Mandy Deschler, Emmerson Davidovic and Aniyah Price each had a hit as well for the Angels.

Saturday the Angels softball team traveled to Racine Case to participate in a quadrangular where they would face off against Racine Horlick/Park and Racine Case. In their first game against Racine Horlick/Park the Angels started off slow, but their bats would wake up in the 4th inning as they put up 8 runs in the last 4 innings to defeat Horlick/Park 8-0. Loretta Ochoa would go 3-4 with 2 RBI’s and Londyn Pardo, Annika Munoz and Mandy Deschler each had a hit and an RBI. Munoz pitched a complete game only giving up 3 hits. In their second game of the day, Racine Case jumped on the Angels early, however the Angels would battle back to take the lead in the 2nd. Unfortunately the depth of Case on the day would be too much for the Angels as they were defeated 12-4. Londyn Pardo and Cristina Murguia led the team with 1 hit and 1 RBI each. Isabel Sanchez would add 2 hits and Shyla Thomas had an RBI.

Baseball (2-11 Overall, 1-9 Metro Classic Conference)

Tuesday afternoon the Angels baseball team traveled to Dominican for a Metro Classic Conference game. The Angels jumped out to an early lead, but Dominican would come back to defeat the Angels 10-5. Nate Callis led the Angels at the plate going 3-4 with an RBI. Travion Thompson had a double and 2 RBI’s, Mariano Talamantez and Stephen Straszewski each had 1 hit and an RBI and Issac Cantu had a triple.

At Horlick Field on Thursday night the Angels were able to keep the game close early, unfortunately a 6 run 5th inning for the Knights would prove costly for the Angels as they would be defeated 11-1. Issac Cantu and Travion Thompson each had a hit for the Angels and Johnathan Peterson had the lone RBI.

The Angels hosted St. Francis in a non-conference game Friday night. The Angels found themselves down early, but the team battled all night long and earned themselves a hard fought 9-7 victory. Mauricio Talamantez led the team going 2-4 with 2 doubles and an RBI. Travion Thompson went 1-2 with a double and 2 RBI’s and Devlyn Kellog went 1-4 with an RBI.

Girls Soccer (0-10 Overall, 0-4 Metro Classic Conference)

Monday night the Angels soccer team traveled to Big Foot. Despite playing a great game, the offense couldn’t get things going as the Angels were defeated 8-0. Maggie Westfall had 14 saves in the goalbox on the night.

In a non-conference game Thursday night at Pritchard Park, the Angels fell behind 6-0 early. The team played much better for the remainder of the game, however the early deficit was too much to overcome as the Angels were defeated 9-0. Maggie Westfall had 15 saves on the evening

Boys Tennis (0-6 Overall, 0-2 Metro Classic Conference)

In a Metro Classic Conference matchup Tuesday afternoon, the Angels traveled to The Prairie School. The Hawks proved to be too much to handle as they defeated the Angels 7-0. The doubles team of Dominic Marni/Albert Holewinski led the team winning 5 games.

Boys Golf

The St. Catherine’s/Lutheran golf team traveled to Oakwood on Tuesday for a Metro Classic Conference mini-meet. The Angels golfed well and finished in 5th place. Maddox Matson led the Angels with a 52. Finn Crawford was right behind with a 54, Tanner Christensen had a 55 and Carsen Naidl had a 56.

Thursday the Angels traveled to Rivermoor Golf Club for the Racine County Invite. The golfers had a great day as they finished in 6th place overall. Finn Crawford led the way for the Angels shooting a 98, while Maddox Matson was right behind with a 103.

In their last event of the week, the St. Catherine’s/Lutheran boys golf team traveled to Brighton Dale for the Shoreland Lutheran Ryder Cup Invitational. This Ryder Cup format pairs teammates together. The first 6 holes they play is best ball, the second 6 holes they play are alternate shot and the last 6 holes they play is scramble. The Angel golfers golfed extremely well as they finished in 4th place overall. The team of Maddox Matson/Finn Crawford shot an 86, which was good enough for 5th overall out of all teams. The team of Carsen Naidl/Tanner Christensen shot a 92, which was good enough for 7th overall.

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 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

Home Game Protocols and Procedures

Racine St. Catherine’s Home Game Protocols and Procedures

  1. All tickets must be purchased ahead of time at, 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

Upcoming Angel Athletic Events

Monday May 6th

  • Baseball vs. Racine Horlick @ Horlick Field @ 4:30pm

  • Girls soccer vs. Salam @ Pritchard Park @ 4:30pm

Tuesday May 7th

  • Boys golf @ Brighton Dale Links @ 2:00pm

  • Boys tennis @ Kenosha St. Joseph @ 4:00pm

  • Track and Field @ Ameche Field @ 4:00pm

  • Softball vs. Martin Luther @ Crawford Park @ 4:30pm

  • Baseball vs. Martin Luther @ Horlick Field @ 7:00pm

Wednesday May 8th

  • Softball vs. Shoreland Lutheran @ Crawford Park @ 4:30pm

  • Girls soccer vs. The Prairie School @ Pritchard Park @ 6:30pm

Thursday May 9th

  • Boys tennis @ Racine Horlick @ 4:00pm

  • Baseball @ Martin Luther @ 4:30pm

  • Softball @ Martin Luther @ 4:30pm

Friday May 10th

  • Girls soccer @ Racine Park @ Pritchard Park @ 4:30pm

  • Softball vs. Delavan-Darien @ Crawford Park @ 4:30pm

  • Baseball vs. Milwaukee Riverside @ Henry Aaron Field @ 5:00pm

Saturday May 11th

  • Boys tennis @ The Prairie School @ 9:00am

  • Softball Doubleheader @ Milwaukee Reagan @ Lowell Diamond @ 12:00pm




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