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Monday Dec 19, 2022



Big Thanks to daughter Angie and daddy Dan Peterson who sponsored Lee's Deli sandwiches for lunch today. We had Gobblers & Godfathers sandwiches along with Chips. Angie also brought home made Pumpkin Cake and Krispie Treats for dessert. Dick Peterson brought his Peanut Butter Fudge and Dave Benjamin brought his home made Peanut Brittle for snacks. Bobby Letsch Jr brought two 12 pacs of Diet Dr Pepper for the gang.

Rick Ropiak brought two O&H Christmas Kringles.

Dick & Dave were trading recipes today....fudge, peanut brittle, caramel corn, grilled stakes,

Dan Peterson '65 and Angie Paterson '99

Angie recently received a promotion at Carthage College. Her new title is

Executive Director Donor and Constituent Engagement.

Congratulations Angie !!!

Side Note: Angie was so exciting about seeing me (OK, OK seeing the gang)

When she left, she went to her car, jumped in but wouldn't start - Message read

"No Key", Yes she left her car keys and purse back in the Alumni House.

Joining Us: Angie Peterson, Dan Peterson, Dan Kovara, Dan DeMatthew, Amy DeMatthew, Alia Onaczynski, Chelsea Ostrov, Gary Schonert, Fr. Ron Crewe, Terry Toll, George Oteman, Dick Peterson, Dave O'Brien, Joe Woitach, Kory Borek, Cinti Sanchez, Bobby Letsch,

Tim Letsch, Dan Bentz, Ryan Andersen, Tom Konieczko, Dave Benjamin, John Ketarkus, Marie Welsh, Cathy Poulsen, Joe Macareno, George Gordon, Joe Ingrasci, Pat (Ingrasci) Nielsen, Rick Ropiak, Don Klemt, Frank D'Acquisto, Jim May, Rob Zirbel


* It was Rick Ropiak's Birthday today, reason he brought the Christmas Kringles.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rick !!!


* Dan Bentz announced to the gang that both Pat (Ingrasci) Nielsen and Rob Zirbel were being recognized as "Honorary Angels". Dan presented them with a SCHS Key Chain.

He said that it would be a long time before they qualify for a SCHS Key !!!

Pat left SCHS after her freshman year and went over to Horlick.

Rob is the old Catholic Conference Historian. He still remembers Dan's left handed hook shot over Don Kojis (Notre Game HS) in WSIAA Reg Tourney. The Angels beat Kojis and Notre Dame (Catholic Conf. Champs) but lost to Burlington St Marys for a trip to State in '57. Next year Dan lead the Angels to the SCHS 1st State Title. Jim May was point guard.


Pat (Ingrasci) Nielsen '66 H, Dan Bentz '58, Rob Zirbel '63 MUHS


• Packer Pool winner, have to wait till next Monday, the play tonight.

• Cribbage: Table #1 Teams - Bobby Letsch/ Tim Letsch beat up on George Gordon/ Don Klemt and Frank D'Acquisto/ Joe Macareno 2-0. Frank and Joe both left. Don/George then split 2-2 with Bobby/ Tim.

Table #2: Terry Toll/Rick Ropiak beat Dan DeMatthew/ Dave Benjamin and Rob Zirbel/ CWood in 1st game - 2nd game to Zirbel/Wood. Terry & Dave then left. Zirbel /Ropiak beat DeMatthew/Wood 2-0. The next game a 1/2 game won (leading) by DeMatthew/Wood.


* Christmas is Sunday, "Jingle Bells Joe" won't be coming down your chimney.

Santa maybe be knocking on your front door !!!

Joe Woitach '59

"Merry Christmas !!!"



• Angels Making the News.............


Professor Stephanie Diem '99 is the daughter of Pat '77 & Mary Jo '76 (Curty) Diem

https://www.channel3000.com/watch-explaining-nuclear-energy-breakthrough/


• Racine News............


Lee's Deli under new ownership - journaltimes.com


Community Newsletter: Racine Neighborhood Watch celebrates 40 ...


Miss Wisconsin Grace Stanke crowned as Miss America 2023

Ms Stanke was one of Professors Stephanie's Diem's students at UW Madison.


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

Tuesday, December 20th, St. Catherine's Angels host the Park Panthers.


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......


Warren Davis '50


Mary Hecht - Bill Hecht's '75 mom


Peggy Brinkman - Mike Brinkman's '57 mom


* Prayers for Alumni & Friends dealing with Health issues:

  • 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 walking better - no cane.

  • 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.

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

  • Jim May has an ankle issue and is using a cane.

  • Ryan Andersen dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis in his hands.

  • Rob Zirbel not using his cane at this time.

  • Bob Letsch home with the Flu.

  • Chris Gorman still rehabbing his ankle.

  • Dick Peterson was on his way to a VA, 1pm appointment today.

  • Rick Cremer '60 dealing with health issues.

  • Al Mollerskov rehabbing from Knee Replacement Surgery.


* Special Prayers for Chris & Sue Gorman's grandson Eli rehabbing at home after his 7hrs of Brain Surgery. 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


* Boys Basketball - Monday January 16th

We are happy to announce that the Angels varsity boys basketball team will be playing at the Fiserv Forum again this year. The game will be played on Monday January 16th against Prescott at 5:50pm. In order for the team to play at Fiserv we are required to sell a minimum of $3,000 worth of tickets to the Bucks game, which will be occurring at 1:30pm that same day against the Indiana Pacers. I have attached the flyer that can be used to purchase Bucks tickets for that day. Deadline to purchase tickets with this flyer is December 16th. Please note, St. Catherine's does not set the Bucks ticket prices, nor receive any of the funds from the sale of the tickets. We simply are in charge of getting the ticket options out for purchase so the basketball team can play at Fiserv

There is NO COST to get into the Angels varsity boys basketball game and you ARE NOT required to go to the Bucks game beforehand to attend the Angels varsity boys basketball game. If you plan to attend the Bucks game, you must purchase a ticket to the Bucks game for you and anyone else attending with you.

Please note the below from the Bucks in regards to what will occur after the Bucks game.


We will not permit any equipment or gear into the Bucks game. Following the Bucks game, all players, coaches, and fans must exit along with the rest of the crowd. We will reopen the doors for high school teams and coaches at 5:00 pm. We will reopen the doors for high school fans at 5:30 pm. The game will tip off at approximately 5:50 pm.-

Tyson Tlachac Activities and Athletic Director, M. Ed., CAA 262-632-2785 ext. 408 ttlachac@saintcats.org 1200 Park Avenue; Racine, WI 53403 www.saintcats.org


* 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


* Schonert's Annual Picnic - Monday August 14th


Angel Athletics

Dec 12th - Dec 17th


Girls Basketball In a Metro Classic Conference game Tuesday night the Angels girls basketball team hosted Shoreland Lutheran. The Angels found themselves up by 11 at halftime, but Shoreland Lutheran was able to cut that deficit to only 4 late in the game. The Angels however were able to hang tight and hold on for the 61-56 victory. Laila Collier-White led the team with 27 points, Arianna Green and Aniyah Price each had 8 and Kennedee Clark had 6. Arianna Green led the team with 7 rebounds.

Friday night the Angels girls basketball team hosted St. Thomas More in what would turn out to be a thrilling game, unfortunately for the Angels though the game didn’t end as they would have hoped. With the Angels holding a lead late in the 2nd half the Cavaliers would mount a comeback and take the lead on a late 3 pointer and a free throw to knock the Angels off 44-43. Laila Collier-White led the team with 17 points while Aniyah Price added 12 and Kennedee Clark 5. Clark led the team with 11 rebounds while Arianna Green had 9.

Boys Basketball Tuesday night in a Metro Classic Conference game at Shoreland Lutheran the Angels boys basketball team found themselves tested for the first time in this young season as they trailed by 3 going into halftime. Some great halftime adjustments on both offense and defense helped the Angels propel to a 57-40 victory. Domonic Pitts led the way with 18 points, Davion Thomas-Kumpula had 17 and Evan Moherek had 15. In a non-conference battle Thursday night the Angels hosted Kettle Moraine Lutheran. The game was back and forth all night long as the Angels held the lead early, but found themselves down by 2 at halftime. The 2nd half proved to be the same as the first half as both teams couldn’t pull away. With 12 seconds left Evan Moherek hit a big 3 to put the Angels up 76-73 and thats how the game would end. Moherek and Domonic Pitts led the team with 22 points while Davion Thoms-Kumpula added 19. Pitts also hauled in 11 rebounds to complete the double double on the night. Saturday night the Angels traveled to St. Thomas More to face off in a Metro Classic Conference matchup of two ranked teams. Currently Thomas More is ranked 8th in the state and the Angels are ranked 9th. On this night however, the Angels would prove to be the better team as they were able to outlast the Cavaliers and move to 5-0 with a 66-56 win. Davion Thomas-Kumpula and Domonic Pitts led the team with 21 points while Evan Moherek added 16. Pitts led the team with 8 rebounds.

Wrestling Thursday night the St. Catherine’s/Lutheran/Catholic Central wrestling team headed to Shoreland Lutheran to participate in their first dual of the year. Unfortunately the result wasn’t as hoped as Shoreland Lutheran was able to defeat the Angels 63-12. Earning victories on the night were Luis Rivera with a pin in the 2nd period and Elijah LaFountain with a pin in the 1st period. Saturday three St. Catherine’s/Lutheran/Catholic Central wrestlers traveled to Madison to participate in the annual Badger State wrestling tournament. High performances of the day included Luis Rivera who earned a pin and Elijah LaFountain who went 2-1 and finished 3rd with 2 pins.

Swim The PSC Aquatics swim team did not have any events this week. Upcoming Angel Athletic Events Monday December 19th

  • No games/matches/meets scheduled

Tuesday December 20th

  • Boys Basketball vs. Racine Park @ 7:00pm

  • Girls Basketball @ Burlington @ 7:00pm

Wednesday December 21st

  • Wrestling @ Lake Country Lutheran @ 6:00pm

Thursday December 22nd

  • Girls Basketball @ Kenosha Tremper @ 7:00pm

Friday December 23rd

  • No games/matches/meets scheduled

Saturday December 24th

  • No games/matches/meets scheduled


Be Safe - Be Healthy - Be Positive

& Have a Very Merry Christmas

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