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Monday Dec 12, 2022

Updated: Dec 15, 2022

Big Thanks to Pat '77 and Mary Jo '76 (Curty) Diem for sponsoring today's lunch. Homemade lasagna and homemade bread - DELICIOUS. In addition, the Diems brought sugar cookies from Roma Lodge. Dr. Parisa Meymand donated a 12-pack of soda and O&H Kringle served a snack.We also had some krispie treats on hand.


Pat & Mary Jo (Curty) Diem


Joining Us: Pat Diem, Mary Jo (Curty) Diem, Dan Kovara, Dan DeMatthew, Amy DeMatthew, Alia Onaczynski, Gary Schonert, Fr. Ron Crewe, Terry Toll, George Oteman, Dick Peterson, Dave O'Brien, Joe Woitach, Kory Borek, Bob Letsch, Bobby Letsch, Tim Letsch, Dan Bentz, Chris Sosnay, Cathy Poulsen, Tom Konieczko, Dave Benjamin, John Ketarkus, Jeff Pulda, Jeff Tarkowski, Marie Welsh, Cathy Poulsen, Craig Savage, Joe Macareno, George Gordon, John Busey, Rick Jones, Roger DeMark, Joe Ingrasci,

Pat (Ingrasci) Nielsen, Ellie Orth, Dr. Parisa Meymand, Zach Prideaux


WINNER: Marie Welsh, a BIG Michigan fan, stopped in to collect her winnings on a bet with BIG Ohio State fan Terry Toll. As you know, in the Big Ten Divisional football championship game at Columbus - Michigan was the winner. It was a $10 bet, Marie match her $10 winnings and donate $20 to the "Kitty".



• Marie Welsh also dropped off a St. Mary's pennant. Bob Letsch played basketball and baseball at St. Mary's in San Antonio TX. Zach Prideaux will be hanging the Rattler pennant in his classroom along with his college pennant collection.



• Packer Pool winner this week was everyone - Pack had a Bye week.

Gary Schonert was happy his Bears didn't lose this week - also had a Bye !!!

Interesting that Gary was not wearing any of his Bear apparel today???

• Cribbage: Table #1 Teams - George Gordon/ Tim Letsch beat up on Bob Letsch/ Dan DeMatthew - the final standings were not reported.

Table #2: Bobby Letsch Jr/ CWood jumped off to a great start "Skunking" their apponents Dave Banjamin/ Joe Macareno in the 1st game - 2nd game they won as well. In the end Banjamin/Macareno prevailed, winning 5-4. Bobby Letsch struggled going 0-0-2-0-3-0-0 in successive hands - his cribs consisted of 1-0-0-2-2-0-0-0. This was not just in one game but most of the games. He wasn't pegging any better. He did have one 20-pt hand. After losing two games in a row, he wanted to play best of 5. Unsuccessful and losing, he then wanted to play best of 9. Unsuccessful again, he then wanted to play best of 15. Guys said NO !!!

Side Notes:

• In one game in which they won - Benjamin/Macareno pegged 28 pts - UNHEARD OF !!!

• Joe Macareno provided some interesting play - Joe PASSED on 18 ??? WHAT !!!

• One hand Joe played his hand using cards from the crib - very very very confusing----

"All in All" - Good for a few laughs.


• Christmas is just around the corner. Perfect Santa for your family Christmas Party. Great with the grandkids !!! None other than "Jingle Bells Joe"

Joe Woitach '59



• Angels Making the News.............


Congratulations to Laurie Prideaux and her Angel Cheer Team which has qualified for Nationals defeating Case HS. - Nationals are in February - stay tuned.


Happy 50th Anniversary Mark '64 & Betsy (Oertel) "63

Anniversary: Miller, 50th


Congratulations to Dominic Pitts '23, son of Greg Pitts '96, and DJ Miller '23 son of Angel Head Football Coach Dan Miller - They were selected to the 2022 All County Football Team

All-County football: Elite group made this a year to remember


High school boys basketball: St. Catherine's bursts into season


• Racine News............


Holiday Train Returns:

https://journaltimes.com/a-joyful-holiday-return/article_c5048e34-77f8-11ed-8a41-0f2849f46b14.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share


• Catch Boys HS Basketball with Dick Graceffa '69 "Play by Play"

Thursday, December 15th: Racine Park at Racine Case

https://dgsports.mixlr.com/events/1793732


Friday, December 16th: Westosha Central at Burlington

https://dgsports.mixlr.com/events/1771660


Saturday, December 17th: St. Catherine's at St. Thomas More

https://dgsports.mixlr.com/events/1801029


The game audio will be streamed live on Mixlr. Listeners can hear the stream online at https://dgsports.mixlr.com/events/1693339 or on the Mixlr app (click on Listen and enter DGSports in the search box), available free for iOS or Android. The game will also be archived at dgsports.mixlr.com or on the app.


• Full Schedule.........Mark Your Calendar


• Reminder: if you plan to attend SCHS Winter Sporting event................

Digital Ticketing St. Catherine's has moved to digital ticketing for all volleyball (JV2, JV and varsity), varsity football, basketball (JV2, JV and varsity) and any WIAA tournament games. No cash will be accepted at the gate. See flyer below for more details. Please note that on days of varsity football games and boys basketball (JV2, JV and varsity) ticket sales will end at 2:00pm the day of the event. Anyone without a ticket will not be allowed entrance into the game.




* Prayers for the families of departed Angels......


Delores Pinnow '51


Barbara Roskres '53


JoAnn Wells '58



* Prayers for Alumni & Friends dealing with Health issues:


  • Joe Macareno '76 doing better.

  • Jack Kelley '58 H still dealing with throat issue, difficult to speak.

  • Mark Mano dealing with strained shoulder.

  • Ryan Andersen dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis in his hands.

  • Dave Bulik '71 dealing A-Fib condition.

  • Mark Pawzun '75 dealing with teeth alignment problems - fitted for braces.

  • Tom Goebel '61 dealing with Shingles.

  • Roger DeMark dealing with Vertigo on Meds.

  • Joe Ingrasci '64 using a walker, returned home, now has stomach issues.

  • Janet Grant '60 is dealing with Chemo for Blood Cancer.

  • Ed DeMeulenaere has Knee Replacement Surgery out of rehab.

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

  • Ray Organ '56 fell at home, spent time in hospital, back home - OK

  • Reported that Bob Garrity and Jim Poulsen are doing better.

  • Rick Jones '73 H, his shoulder is getting stronger.

  • George Gordon deal with Neuropathy, Back issues - had MRI.



* Special Prayers for Chris & Sue Gorman's grandson Eli - Brain Surgery a week ago. Eli is now home, will know how successful the surgery in 3-6months. Eli is the son of their daughter Caitlin '03.


* Others Needing Prayers:

Ron Bentz, Bob Garrity, Gary Schonert, Kathy (Hackl) Wirtz, Jim Poulsen,

Dick Peterson, Mickey Postorino, Dave O"Brien, Helen Miller, Tom Konieczko,

Mike O'Brien, Dick Albregts' wife, Rudy Weibel's wife, Tom Krug’s wife,

Dick Heidenreich's wife, Bill Halberstadt's wife, Dan Peterson's wife,

Pat (Peters) Obernberger


Important Dates:


* Christmas - Sunday Dec 25th


* New Years - Sunday Jan 1st


* Eight-Player All-Star Game - Friday, July 14th: 6:00 p.m.

Coach Dan Miller was chosen to be the head coach for the WFCA All-Star Game. https://www.wissports.net/news_article/show/1249639


Angel Athletics

Dec 5th - Dec 10th

Girls Basketball Tuesday night the Angels girls basketball team hosted The Prairie School in not only a Metro Classic Conference girls basketball game, but a city rivalry game as well. The Angels played well, however foul trouble early on put the team at a disadvantage and Prairie was able to take advantage of that and defeat the Angels 76-49. Kennedee Clark led the Angels with 20 points while Laila Collier-White was able to add 16 of her own. Saturday afternoon the girls basketball team traveled to Martin Luther for a conference girls basketball game. The team found themselves down by double digits at halftime but battled back in the 2nd half to get the lead down to single digits. Unfortunately Martin Luther was able to pull away at the end and defeat the Angels 67-46. Laila Collier-White led the team with 17 points, Aniyah Price had 13, Kennedee Clark had 9 and Arianna Green had 7. Clark was able to grab 12 rebounds and Price had 5 steals. Boys Basketball Tuesday night the Angels boys basketball team began their season as they traveled to The Prairie School. The team came out hot and cruised to victory as they were able to beat the Hawks 68-38. Lamont Hamilton led the team with 20 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal. Davion Thomas-Kumpula added 10 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 3 steals. Friday night the Angels boys basketball team had their first home game of the year and played great as they were able to defeat Metro Classic Conference opponent Martin Luther 77-48. Evan Moherek led the offense with 21 points. Davion Thomas-Kumpula added 15 and Terrion Glass-Barnes had 10. Wrestling Friday afternoon the St. Catherine’s/Lutheran/Catholic Central wrestling team traveled to St. John’s Northwest Academy to participate in tournament. The team finished 10th overall out of 13 teams. Armando Nuno was able to win 1 match, Miyah Rios, Alejandro Gomez-Garcia and Luis Rivera each won two matches. Elijah LaFountain was the high wrestler of the day as he was able to win 4 matches and finish 2nd. Boys Swim Tuesday night the PSC Aquatics team traveled to Delavan-Darien to participate in a double dual against Delavan-Darien and Jefferson. The team was able to defeat Delavan-Darien 84-41, while they were narrowly defeated by Jefferson 75-71. Five new school records were set on Tuesday night. Those new school records were set by Jack Borzynski in 200 yard IM and 100 yard butterfly, Nathan Breit in 50 yard freestyle and 100 yard backstroke as well as the 200 yard freestyle relay team of Borzynski, Breit, Hemingway Fletcher and Alex Waite. Saturday the PSC Aquatics team traveled to Elkhorn to participate in the Elks Invite. The PSC Aquatics team swam exceptionally well and finished 5th overall. 6 team records were set on the day including two by Nathan Breit, two by Jack Borzynski, one by Tim Peterson and one by the 200 meter freestyle relay team. Nathan Breit set team records in the 200 meter individual medley and the 100 meter backstroke, Jack Borzynski set team records in the 100 meter breaststroke and 50 meter freestyle, Timothy Peterson set a team record in the 100 meter fly and the 200 meter freestyle relay team of Hemingway Fletcher, Nolan Mrotek, Borzynski and Peterson also set a team record. Also finishing 1st place on the day was the 200 meter freestyle relay team of Fletcher, Borzynski, Mrotek and Peterson. Upcoming Angel Athletic Events Monday December 12th

  • No games/matches/meets scheduled

Tuesday December 13th

  • Boys Basketball @ Shoreland Lutheran @ 7:00pm

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

Wednesday December 14th

  • No games/matches/meets scheduled

Thursday December 15th

  • Boys Basketball vs. Kettle Moraine Lutheran @ 7:00pm

  • Wrestling @ Shoreland Lutheran @ 7:00pm

Friday December 16th

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

Saturday December 17th

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

  • Wrestling @ Alliant Energy Center @ 10:00am

Be Safe - Be Healthy - Be Positive

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