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Monday Dec 11, 2023

Updated: Dec 19, 2023

BIG THANKS to John Busey who sponsored Chick-fil-A for lunch today.

Chicken Strips, Chicken Nuggets, Macaroni & Cheese and Tossed Salad was the main course. Gary Schonert brought 2 O&H Kringles compliments of Jim Rassmussen. Tim Letsch brought a 12 pac of Soda. Charley Presta brought Kringles as well.

Alia Onacyznski '10 and John Busey


Joining Us: John Busey, Alia Onacynaski, Terry Toll, Joe Ingrasci, Dan Bentz,

John Ketarkus, Jack Kelley, Rick Ropiak, Chelsea Ostrov, Bobby Letsch Jr,

Ed DeMeulenaere, Gary Schonert, Joe Macareno, Bob Letsch, Dan DeMatthew,

Amy DeMatthew, Dan Kovara, Kory Borek, Cinti Sanchez, Tim Letsch, Dave O'Brien,

Charley Presta, Pat Diem, Chelsea Ostrov, Lloyd Tremmel, Roger DeMark.

Tom Konieczko, Don Klemt, Joe Woitach, Dr Parisa Meymand, Cathy Poulsen

* Meet the Talented Man behind the creation of the Alumni House "Stayin' Alive Video"

Lloyd & Jane Tremmel '60

Lloyd and Jane celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary by attending the Wisconsin Gospel Music Festival in Wisconsin Dells May 10-12, 2023. On their anniversary, they exchanged a kiss and a hug and reminded each other how blessed they are for their good health and longevity. Lloyd and the former Jane Walters were married on May 16, 1964, in St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Lake Geneva.

Lloyd Tremmel was a 1960 Graduate of Racine St Catherine's. He was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years during which time he flew 150 combat missions in Vietnam. Following his retirement from the military in 1983, Tremmel earned a computer science degree at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and then worked as a programmer analyst for several different health insurance companies, retiring in 1998.

He enjoys woodworking, photography, playing the accordion, flying his drone, playing with his trains and creating videos (Lloyd's videos have been viewed collectively more than 37 million times at his “HerBunk” account on YouTube).

Many thanks to Lloyd Tremmel for his creativity and endless hours at the computer in the production of the Alumni House "Stayin' Alive Video"


Jerry Jardina out in Chandler AZ went to a party at the Village and shared that at least 10 people mentioned that they saw that he's now dancing.

Pat (Ingrasci) Nielsen shared - What a SURPRISE !!! I subscribed to this paticular site (Big Geek Daddy) and WOW - Top Billing - "Old Guys Stayin' Alive" Ha! Ha! Ha!

John Ketarkus '56 his daughter’s 5th grade class.

• Table 1: Bobby Letsh Jr/ Rick Ropiak 3 -1vs Don Klemt/ Dave Benjamin & Charley Presta/ Bob Letsch. Bobb Letsch Jr/Rick Ropiak vs Charley Presta/ Bob Letsch 3 -1

• Table 2:  Terry Toll/Joe Macareno 2-0 vs Tim Letsch/ CWood & Pat Diem/ John Busey.

Tim Letsch/ Joe Macareno vs Dan DeMatthew/ Pat Diem 2-0

Don Klemt/ Dave Benjamin 2-0 vs Dan DeMatthew/ CWood

Special News Flash: Frank D'Acquisto, playing golf in Naples FL with Rick Bonanno, Rick's brother Dan, visiting from Italy & Nick Maragos - Frank some how managed to hit one of the buddies in his foursome - IN THE BACK. Errant Shot - Frank??? Did you take a drop ??? Frank's foursome played the ramaining holes in football helmets & flack jackets.


* 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

* Dick Graceffa '69 will be covering local High School Basketball on Radio, check it out at

                                       Future Building Addition - South End of SCHS

"Our Time Is Now"

            New Addition New Main Entrance New Chapel


• Angels Connecting..................

* Class of '74

RACINE — St. Catherine's High School Class of 1974 will hold its 50th class reunion Saturday, July 20, 2024, at Racine Country Club, 2801 Northwestern Ave.

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 '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) 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......


• Racine News..........

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

Don Kangas '55 passed away Monday Nov 27th. He will be interred at the VA Cemetery in Union Grove at 11am, Tuesday January 16, 2024.

• Prayers for Alumni & Friends dealing with Health issues:  

* Tom Clazmer's uses a walker and dealing with heath issues.

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

  • Joe Ingrasci heart issue, no surgery recommended at this time - keep monitoring.

  • Jim Poulsen is at St Monica's, doing well, vast improvements.

  • Don Hansen dealing with COPD

  • Rob Gordon using braces on his lower legs

  • Victor Moreno difficulty walking - leg issues

  • Jeff DeMatthew had his 3rd Heart Ablation.

  • Walt Strini took 6 steps without use of cane or cruch.

  • Walt's wife Sandy has a Holter Monitor dealing with Heart issue.

  • Tom Goebel dealing with A-Fib.

  • Jeff Pulda dealing with Kidney Stones. His wife Hip Replacement surgery was successful, she back to driving.

  • Gary Schonert scheduled for another look see at his knee - had 3 knee replacements.

  • Terry Toll recent had a Stint and is doing well - yes, he's in rehab.

  • Brent Kapellusch pre diabetes.

  • Rick Jones had stomach Surgery last week - in rehab.

  • Dan Peterson is looking at Hip Replacement in near future.

  • Dick Heidenreich had a Stroke - lower left leg needs work - at Lutheran Rehab.

  • Bob Letsch happy with Lazer treatments - some positive results but his balance has been affected - 4 more treatments.

  • George Gordon a has a upper respiratory infection - on meds

  • Tom Clazmer's uses a walker and dealing with heath issues.

  • Peg Graceffa - Dick '69 wife is dealing with Multiple Systems Atrophy - Shakiness & Balance challenges.

  • Dr Robert Jaklich '76 in recovery after Hernia Operation as out patient, now onto rehab

Fr Ron Crewe - is able to receive visitors. It is recommended to contact his niece before going - her phone number is 262 352 6578. She will try to keep to 1 visitor per time frame. He is in a wheelchair and is now at St Camilus in Wauwatosa,

Address is: St Camilus, 10201 W. Wisconsin Ave. # 20, Wauwatosa, WI 53226

• Special Prayers needed for: 

Chris & Sue Gorman's grandson Eli, Don Heck, Jack Kelley, Tom Konieczko, Ken Kusters, Tom Pulda, Jeff Pulda, Dave O'Brien, George Gordon, Bob Letsch, Bob Garrity,

Kathy (Hackl) Wirtz, Jim Poulsen, Mickey Postorino, 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,

Important Dates:

Christmas Day - Monday Dec 25th - Alumni House Closed

* New Years Day - Monday Jan 1, 2024 - Alumni House Closed

* Black & White Ball - Saturday Apr 20, 2024

* Schonert's Annual Picnic - Monday Aug 26, 2024

Angel Athletics -

Home Game Protocols and ProceduresRacine St. Catherine’s Home Game Protocols and Procedures

All tickets must be purchased ahead of time at

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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

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

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

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

  8. 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

  9. 6 and under are free, no digital ticket required.

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

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

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


Dec 4th - Dec 9th

Girls Basketball (2-4 Overall, 0-3 Metro Classic Conference)

Tuesday night the Angels traveled to The Prairie School for a Metro Classic Conference girls basketball game. The Hawks proved why they are ranked #4 in division 4 as they handed the Angels a 91-38 loss. Laila Collier-White led the team with 17 points while Ariana Green had 8 points and 7 rebounds.

The Angels hosted Martin Luther on Thursday night in a Metro Classic Conference matchup. The Angels held a double digit lead at halftime, however Martin Luther made some adjustments for the 2nd half and the Angels couldn’t hold on as they were defeated by the Spartans 64-57. Laila Collier-White led the team with 17 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals and 4 assists. Kaleah Conley added 12 points and 7 rebounds, Ariana Green had 11 points and 8 rebounds and Aniyah Price had 11 points.

Boys Basketball (2-2 Overall, 2-0 Metro Classic Conference)

Wednesday night the Angels kicked off their Metro Classic Conference season as they hosted The Prairie School. In front of a packed gym, both teams did not disappoint as the game would come down to free throes. In the end the Angels were able to prevail with a 60-56 victory. Lamont Hamilton led the team with 25 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Eddie Vinson added 15 points, 3 steals and 2 assists while Da’Ron Robinson had 10 points.

Saturday the Angels traveled to Martin Luther for a Metro Classic Conference battle. The Angels would find themselves down by 6 at halftime and double digits with 7 minutes left in the game, but tremendous defense followed up by great offense would propel the Angels on a 19-2 run to end the game and defeat the Spartans 51-47. Lamont Hamilton led the Angels with 18 points while Eddie Vinson added 15.


Thursday night the Angels traveled down the road to Racine Park for a non-conference dual. The Angels wrestled extremely well as they were able to earn a 50-22 victory. Earning pinfall victories for the Angels were Isac Blancarte (113), Demacio Trujillo (157), and Luis Rivera (165). Daire Hankins (138) earned a tech fall and Xavier Rodriguez (120) won via decision in overtime. To round out the scoring for the night, Nazier Spencer (144), Brayden Yocco (150), Alberto Rodriguez (175) and Alejandro Gomez-Garcia (190) all won by forfeit.

On Saturday the St. Catherine’s/Lutheran wrestling team traveled to South Milwaukee for a quad while Sophia Reeser traveled to Westosha Central for a girls tournament. In the quad the Angels went 1-2 with a 60-18 win over Cudahy and closes loses of 43-28 to Indian Trail and 48-33 to South Milwaukee. Daire Hankins (138), Demacio Trujillo (150) and Alejandro Gomez-Garcia (175) were the high performs of the day as they each went 3-0 with 3 pins each. Isac Blancarte (106), Mictlan Garcia (126), Luis Rivera (157) and Abner Rincon (190) each went 2-1. At Westosha, Sophia earned herself a 6th place finish as she went 1-2 with a pin.


Saturday the PSC Aquatics team traveled to Elkhorn for the Elk Invitational. The team swam extremely well, including setting 6 new team records on pace to scoring 6th overall. Below are results of high finishers

  • Jack Borzynski

  • 100 Meter Butterfly (1st, 1:02.77) NEW TEAM RECORD

  • 100 Meter Breaststroke (1st, 1:14.91) NEW TEAM RECORD

  • Nathan Breit

  • 100 Meter Backstroke (1st, 1:01.45) NEW TEAM RECORD

  • 200 Meter Backstroke (2nd, 1:26.62) NEW TEAM RECORD

  • Nolan Mrotek

  • 100 Meter Butterfly (3rd, 1:11.95)

  • 100 Meter Breaststroke (5th, 1:21.08)

  • 200 Medley Relay

  • Team consisted of Nathan Breit, Nolan Mrotek, Jack Borzynski and Nolan Barrett (1st, 2:02.06) NEW TEAM RECORD

  • 200 Meter Freestyle Relay

  • Team consisted of Nathan Breit, Hemingway Fletcher, Nolan Mrotek, and Jack Borzynski (3rd, 1:50.26) NEW TEAM RECORD

Upcoming Angel Athletic Events

Monday December 11th

  • No games/matches/meets schedule

Tuesday December 12th

  • Boys Swim @ Beloit Memorial @ 5:30pm

  • Girls Basketball @ Shoreland Lutheran @ 7:00pm

  • Boys Basketball vs. Shoreland Lutheran @ 7:00pm

Wednesday December 13th

  • No games/matches/meets schedule

Thursday December 14th

  • No games/matches/meets schedule

Friday December 15th

  • Boys Basketball vs. St. Thomas More @ 7:00pm

Saturday December 16th

  • Wrestling @ Alliant Energy Center @ 8:00am

  • Girls Basketball @ St. Thomas More @ 4:00pm

Be Safe - Be Healthy - Be Positive



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