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Monday Dec 18, 2023

BIG THANKS to Rick Ropiak and Bob Milkie for sponsoring today's lunch. Homemade Chili amd Birthday Cake for dessert. Can't Beat It !!!

The Ropiaks - "Poppa" Tom '65, "Birthday Boy" Rick '87, "Grandson/son" Tristan '23

Tom '65 lettered on the 1st SCHS Cross Country teams in '63 & '64 - Freshman Tristan '23

is running High Hurdles at UW Whitewater - info from Coach Tom Scheller '69


Joining Us: Rick Ropiak, Tom Ropiak, Tristan Ropiak, Terry Toll, Joe Ingrasci,

John Ketarkus, Jack Kelley, Bobby Letsch Jr, Gary Schonert, Dan DeMatthew,

Amy DeMatthew, Mike Hyduke, Dan Kovara, Kory Borek, Cinti Sanchez, Bob Letsch,

Dave O'Brien, Lloyd Tremmel, Don Klemt, Joe Woitach, Dave Olley, Cathy Poulsen,

Dick Heidenreich, Tom Goebel, Frank D'Acquisto, Dave Benjamin, Dan Miller,

Cathy Poulsen, George Oteman, George Gordon, Marty Defatte, Richie Nygro, Pete Jackel, Jenny (Miller) Hovan, John Miller

Lloyd Tremmel '60 has many talents. In his spare time he loves to do woodworking projects.

Lloyd offered a 1929 Cadillac that he made as a raffle item to raise some $$$ for the

Alumni House Kitty. The winning bidder was Don Klemt - bid of $100 to the Kitty

Special Thanks to Lloyd & Don


Richie Nygro '65, also pictured above Tom Ropiak '65 

GREAT ...having Dick Heidenreich '49 and George Gordon '57 C back with the gang !!!

Both Dick & George have dealt with recent health issues that kept them away for a peroid.

• Table 1: Frank D'Acquisto/Dan DeMatthew defeated George Grodon/Don Klemt 3 - 1

Table 2: Dave Benjamin/Dick Heidenreich 2 -2 - Mike Hyduke/ Rick Ropiak 1-3 - Bob Letysch/Bobby Letsch Jr - 0-4 wich included a "Skunk"


MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Siena Catholic Schools of Racine

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

Hello everyone,


Please enjoy the December Community Newsletter. Have a blessed Christmas...we'll see you in the New Year!

Kimberly Gardner Chief Advancement Officer SCS


* 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......

Angels in the News...............


Racine News..........

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

• Prayers for Alumni & Friends dealing with Health issues:  

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

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

  • Gary Schonert is now is wearing a brace to hopefully straighten his knee/leg.

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

  • Brent Kapellusch pre diabetes.

  • Rick Jones had stomach Surgery - in rehab.

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

  • Bob Letsch happy with Lazer treatments - some positive results but his balance has been affected - 2 more treatments.

  • 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.


• Special Prayers needed for: 

Chris & Sue Gorman's grandson Eli, Tom Clazmer, 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 11th - Dec 16th

Girls Basketball (2-6 Overall, 0-5 Metro Classic Conference)

In a Metro Classic Conference battle on Tuesday night, the Angels traveled to Shoreland Lutheran. Aniyah Price had a career night with 28 points and 5 steals, however unfortunately for the Angels it wouldn’t be enough as they were defeated by the Pacers 69-66. London Pardo added 12 points and 3 steals while Ariana Green had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Saturday the Angels traveled to St. Thomas More for a Metro Classic Conference matchup. A rough 1st half would prove costly for the Angels as they were defeated by the Cavaliers 73-45. Laila Collier-White led the team with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Aniyah Price added 11 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals.

Boys Basketball (3-3 Overall, 3-1 Metro Classic Conference)

Tuesday night the boys basketball team hosted Shoreland Lutheran. The Angels led by 19 at halftime and would cruise to a 67-39 victory. Lamont Hamilton led the scoring with 16 points, while Eddie Vinson and Da’Ron Robinson would each add 12 and Imarion Holder and Tim Davis added 7 apiece.

Friday night the Angels hosted the St. Thomas More Cavaliers in a Metro Classic Conference boys basketball game. Both teams played extremely well and gave the crowd a fantastic show. The game was back and forth all night long as both teams battled. In the end the Cavaliers would edge the Angels 66-65. Lamont Hamilton led the Angels with 22 points while Eddie Vinson would add 15.


Saturday the St. Catherine’s/Lutheran wrestling team traveled to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison for Badger State. Three Angels were able to podium as the Angels finished in 22nd place. High competitor for the Angels was Demacio Trujillo at 150 pounds as he went 3-2 with 1 pin and 1 tech fall to finish in 4th place. At 175 pounds Alejandro Gomez-Garcia went 3-2 with 2 pins to finish in 6th. At 138 pounds Daire Hankins finished in 7th going 3-2 with 1 pin.


Tuesday night the PSC Aquatics team traveled to Delavan-Darien for a quad event. The team continues to improve and swam well, including setting two new team records. Below are highlights from the night

  • Jack Borzynski

  • 50 meter freestyle (1st, 23.37) NEW TEAM RECORD

  • 100 meter butterfly (1st, 55.27)

  • Nathan Breit

  • 200 meter freestyle (1st, 1:51.89)

  • 100 meter freestyle (1st, 50.16) NEW TEAM RECORD

  • Nolan Mrotek

  • 200 meter individual medley (2nd, 2:22.48)

  • 100 meter freestyle (3rd, 54.82)

  • 200 meter medley relay

  • Team consisted of Nathan Breit, Jack Borzynski, Nolan Mrotek and Nolan Barrett (2nd, 1:52.80)

Upcoming Angel Athletic Events

Monday December 18th

  • No games/matches/meets schedule

Tuesday December 19th

  • Boys swim @ Delavan-Darien @ 5:30pm

  • Boys basketball vs. Westosha Central @ 7:00pm

Wednesday December 20th

  • Wrestling @ Westosha Central @ 6:00pm

Thursday December 21st

  • Girls basketball vs. Watertown @ 7:00pm

  • Boys basketball @ Cedarburg @ 7:00pm

Friday December 22nd

  • No games/matches/meets schedule

Saturday December 23rd

  • No games/matches/meets schedule

Be Safe - Be Healthy - Be Positive



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