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Monday April 24, 2023

Updated: May 15, 2023

BIG THANKS to Terry Toll and Tom Konieczko for sponsoring lunch today.

Beef Sandwiches, American Potato Salad & Chips was the main course - DELICIOUS. Dan Horton's O&H Kringles served as dessert. Bobby Letsch Jr brought 2 - 12 Pacs of Diet Dr Pepper, Dick Graceffa also brought 2 - 12 Pacs of Dr Pepper and Tom Goebel brought a 12 Pac of Coke. John Ketarkus brought a mini bottle of Red Wine for Fr Ron Crewe.

• Bill Ruetz '67 stopped by to announce that Rosi (Ruetz) Thornton '83 & Breana Thornton would be sponsoring a Monday lunch at the Alumni House in June - date to be determined. Dewey's will be catering the luncheon.

Joining Us: Terry Toll, Tom Konieczko, Dave Benjamin, Joe Macareno, Dick Graceffa

Joe Ingrasci, Fr Ron Crewe, Rick Jones, Jack Kelley, Dan DeMatthew, Amy DeMatthew,

Gary Schonert, Dan Bentz, Joe Woitach, Dick Heidenreich, Alia Onaczynski, Dave O'Brien, Roger DeMark, Dan Peterson, Tom Goebel, Chris Sosnay, Bob Letsch, Jeff Tarkowski,

Dan Kovara, Chris Gorman, Cathy Poulsen, Frank D'Acquisto, Kory Borek, Rick Ropiak,

John Miller, George Oteman, Dolores (Graceffa) Sommer, Marie Welsh, Pat Diem,

Don Klemt, Bobby Letsch Jr., John Ketarkus, Dan Miller, Pat (Ingrasci) Nielsen,

John "JB" Busey, Jim Dresen, Bill Ruetz, Tom Clazmer, Diane Putra

• Tom Clazmer '54 P stopped by to show off his new Pacemaker.

His daughter Diane (Clazmer) Putra '78 served as his Uber driver.

• Special Guests:

Dolores (Graceffa) Sommer '78, Jim Dresen '72

• Cribbage - Table 1: Dick Heidenreich/ Rick Ropiak 1-5 - Joe Macareno/ Don Klemt 1-5 - Bob Letsch/ Bobby Letsch 4-2

Table 2: Chris Gorman/Dan DeMatthew defeated Frank D'Acquisto/ Pat Diem - 3-0 -

you guessed it Frank had to leave. He's hoping his partner Pete Schiro returns soon from Florida

Table 3: Dave Benjamin - Dave O'Brien - CWood played 3 handed - CW won 2

Terry Toll teamed with CW for anther victory.

A few left and Dave Benjamin/ Bobby Letsch - Rick Ropiak/ Dane DeMatthew - Bob Letsch/ CWood - played 6 handed - Benjamin/Letsch won the 1st game "Skunking" Letsch/ Wood - 2nd game went to Ropiak/ DeMatthew in a very close contest.

• Angels Connecting..................

Ron Steimle '60, Sarah Busey '17, Maribeth (Steimle) Busey '84,

Dorothy (Lessner) Steimle '59, photo provided by John Busey

• Great Night Saturday at SCHS 2023 Black and White Ball -

Brenda White President Siena Catholic Schools addresses the audience

Dick Graceffa '69 served as Emcee

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

• Prayers for Alumni & Friends dealing with Health issues:

  • Rick Cramer '60 had a stroke and dealing with health issues - status is Improving.

  • Don Heck '63 diagnosed with NOH (neurogenic orthostatic hypotension). After 3 or 4 minutes of standing, he gets very weak and light header. This disease is not curable but you can learn to adjust your life and work around the issues. I appreciate having me listed under “Prayers for alumni dealing with health issues. I was in the hospital for about a week and am now cured of Covid and pneumonia. I truly believe all the extra prayers from the alumni have helped tremendously. Thank you for helping me in this matter.

  • Tommy Pulda '72 rehabbing Heart Surgery after valve replacement surgery. Tom is in Florida with family and doing well.

  • Dick Peterson '53 rehabbing from hip replacement surgery, fell a 2nd time at the hospital. He is being moved to the 9th floor at VA Hospital. Gary Schonert & Roger DeMark had a nice visit with Dick on Friday. Reported Dick was in good spirits..

  • Tom Clazmer's received Pacemaker early this coming week, also dealing with other heath issues.

  • George Gordon is in the hospital with a Lung Virus. He has difficulty breathing.

  • Dave O'Brien dealing with eye issue that he had surgery on.

  • Ken Kusters no longer driving related to health issues.

  • Barb (Bohn) Jarapko '60 dealing with health issues.

• Special Prayers needed for Dick Peterson & George Gordon

• Others Needing Prayers:

Chris & Sue Gorman's grandson Eli, Dan Bentz, Bob Letsch, Jack Kelley, Bob Garrity, Gary Schonert, Kathy (Hackl) Wirtz, Jim Poulsen, Mickey Postorino, Helen (Willems) Miller, Mike O'Brien, Mickey Postorino, Dick Albreghts' wife, Rudy Weibel's wife, Tom Krug’s wife,

Del Alton's wife, Bill Halberstadt's wife, Dan Peterson's wife, Pat (Peters) Obernberger

Important Dates:

Mother's Day - Sunday May 14th

• Memorial Day - Monday May 29th - Alumni House Closed

• Father's Day - Sunday June 18th

• Brenda White's Last Day - Friday June 30th - Happy Retirement !!!

• Fourth of July - Tuesday July 4th

Eleven-Player All-Star Game - Saturday July 15th, 12:00 Noon

Coach Dan Miller was chosen to be the head coach for the WFCA All-Star Game.

* Angel Golf Classic Racine CC - Monday July 17th

Schonert's Annual Picnic - Monday August 14th - Alumni House Closed

• Labor Day - Monday Sept 4th - Alumni House Closed

• McGuire/Letsch Scramble - Ives Grove - Friday Sept 29th

Angel Athletics

April 24th - April 29th

Track Saturday the Angels track and field team traveled to Kenosha Bradford to participate in Bradfords track invitational. All Angels performed well on the day as the boys finished 7th out of 11 teams and the girls finished 9th out of 11 teams. Six boys scored points for the team. High performer of the day was Jayvion Hunter as he finished 1st in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.54 seconds and 3rd in the 400 meter dash with a time of 53.34 seconds. Abel Mulder had a great day throwing the shot and discus as he took 2nd in both events with throws of 50 feet and 126 feet 6 inches respectively. In the hurdles, Tristan Ropiak finished 3rd in the 110 meter hurdles and 5th in the 300 meter hurdles with times of 17.29 seconds and 48.63 seconds. Jaelen King and Isaiah Thomas both performed well in the 200 meter dash as they crossed the finish line at almost the same time as Jaelen finished in 4th (23.71 seconds) and Isaiah finished in 5th (23.86 seconds). Rounding out the points scoring for the boys was Kyan Wakefield as he finished 6th in the triple jump with a best jump of 36 feet 4.5 inches. On the girls side Caylene Von-Schilling Worth took home first place in the shotput with a throw of 32 feet 7.5 inches while Daryiah Johnson finished 7th in the 200 meter dash with a time of 30.05 seconds.

Girls Soccer In a Metro Classic Conference matchup Wednesday night the Angels headed to Pritchard Park to face off against rival Racine Lutheran. The Angels jumped out to an early lead after Giaynah Garcia was able to net a goal in the early portion of the 1st half. Unfortunately for the Angels though, they missed a few open goals and the Crusaders were too much to handle as Racine Lutheran defeated St. Catherine’s 5-1. In a non-conference matchup Friday night the Angels traveled across town to Racine Horlick. Katelyn Gordon had a great game in the goalbox as she was able to fend off 16 Rebel shots. Unfortunately for the Angels, they could never get the offense rolling as they lost to the Rebels 8-0. Baseball Tuesday afternoon the baseball team traveled to Burlington to face Catholic Central. It was a great back and forth game and the Angel played well. Unfortunately in the end they just didn’t have enough to hold off the Hilltoppers as Catholic Central would walk away with the 9-8 victory. The Angel posted 11 hits on the day including 3 from Mariano Talamantez and 2 each from John Perugini, Issac Cantu and Domonic Pitts. On the basepaths the Angels were able to steal 8 bases, Nate Callis and Issac Cantu leading the way with 2 stolen bases each. Domonic Pitts got the start on the mound and threw 4 great innings with 6 strikeouts. Thursday afternoon the Angels would face off against Catholic Central for the 2nd time this week, this time at Horlick Field. The Angels found themselves up 4-3 going into the 6th inning when unfortunately the game would be delayed by weather. After an hour weather delay the game began again but that hour also awoke the Catholic Central bats. When the game ended Catholic Central would defeat the Angels 12-4. Nate Callis led the team at the plate with 3 hits while Domonic Pitts had 2. Brothers Mariano and Mauricio Talamantez each had 1 hit as well. On the base paths the Angels stole 9 bases with Nate Callis and Domonic Pitts stealing 2. John Perugini pitched a great game on the mound as he threw 5 innings and struck out 7. Friday night the Angels returned to Horlick Field to face off against St Anthony in a non-conference game. Friday nights outcome ended up being a great outcome for the Angels as they defeated St Anthony 17-0 in 5 innings. John Perugini led the way on offense as he went 3-4 with 3 RBIs. Travion Thompson also had a great day as he went 1-2 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. On the mound Devlyn Kellogg was nearly perfect as he had a complete game 1 hitter with 10 strikeouts.

Tennis At Lockwood Park on Tuesday the St. Catherine’s/Lutheran tennis team hosted Martin Luther. Martin Luther was able to walk off the courts with a 6-0 victory. In singles competition Jacob Murray and Henry Randolph were each able to win 1 game. In doubles competition Fernando Mozo and Isaiah Mata were able to give their opponents a thrilling 1st set as they narrowly were defeated 7-5.

Softball Tuesday the softball team headed out to Burlington to face off against Catholic Central in their first Metro Classic Conference game of the season. While the Angels hit the ball well, they unfortunately couldn’t overcome the 12 runs the Hilltoppers put on the board as the Angels unfortunately lost to Catholic Central 12-6. Mia Prevost, Aniesa Neave, Kennedee Clark and Sicilia Lopez each had 2 hits for the Angels. Kennedee Clark led the team with 2 RBI’s. In a softball game for the ages, the Angels were able to defeat Thomas More 9-8 on Friday night at Roosevelt Park in a Metro Classic Conference game. Down 6-3 in the 6th inning and down to their last out in the inning the Angles erupted for 6 runs to take a 9-6. Even though the Cavaliers would put up a couple runs in the 7th, the Angels locked the game down and emerged victorious. Leading the Angels at the plate was Londyn Pardo and Aniesa Neave with 2 hits each. Neave also got the win on the mound throwing a complete game with 7 strikeouts. Golf No meets occurred this week. Golfs next meet is scheduled for May 2nd at Ives Grove

Upcoming Angel Athletic EventsMonday April 24th

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

Tuesday April 25th

  • Boys Tennis vs. Dominican @ Lockwood @ 4:00pm

  • Baseball @ Dominican (McCarty-Zirkel Field) @ 4:30pm

  • Softball @ Dominican @ 4:30pm

Wednesday April 26th

  • Boys Tennis vs. Case @ Lockwood @ 4:00pm

  • Softball vs. Pius XI @ Roosevelt @ 4:00pm

  • Girls Soccer @ Martin Luther @ 6:30pm

Thursday April 27th

  • Track and Field @ Waterford @ 4:00pm

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

  • Softball vs. Dominican @ Roosevelt @ 4:30pm

Friday April 28th

  • Softball vs. Brookfield Academy @ Roosevelt @ 4:30pm

  • Baseball vs. Random Lake @ Horlick Field @ 7:00pm

Saturday April 29th

  • Girls Soccer @ Burlington @ 9:00am

  • Baseball vs. Racine Park @ Horlick Field @ 10:00am

Be Safe - Be Healthy - Be Positive



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