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Monday Feb 13, 2023

Updated: Mar 20, 2023

Happy Valentine's


Big Thanks Mike Ptaschinski '68 who sponsored Kewpee's Hamburgers and Fries for today's lunch. Pat (Ingrasci) Nielsen brought her special Valentine's Heart Jello dish. Pat passed out KISSES as well - Hersey Chocolate Lava Valentine's Candy Kisses - that is. !!!

Dick Petersen brought two home made Key Lime pies. Dr Parisa Meymand provide Pastry Treats as well.


Grandpa Mike & Grandma Linda Ptaschinski with twins Olivia & Ryan.

Their daughter is Erin, hubby is Warren Harper.

A Fact:

Once our children have a place of their own, we become a painter, electrician, plumber, carpenter, landscaper, bricklayer, general mover, carpet/ tile man, interior decorator, general all around repair/ handyman, babysitter, whatever the job requires and requested from our children. We all love the opportunity to help - eh ???


* Mike Ptaschinski laying the first piece of 600 sq ft of sod in his daughter's backyard in San Clemente CA, after wheelbarrowed & tamping in 7 cubic yds of topsoil and lining the perimeter with twenty 4x6 timbers.

Mike's also made a pathway of 125 12" pavers

* Mike Stated: "I know my SCHS Wrestling teammate Dick Ruetz '69 will tell me not to quit my day job, but he's probably still hung over from his halftime of Super Bowl Wings and 30-minutes of Rihanna."


* Special Guest:

Army recruiter Jenkins, Richard Hagopian SCHS Theology/Drama Teacher, recruiter Cooper


Joining Us: Rick Jones, Tom Goebel, Jack Kelley, Terry Toll, Dan DeMatthew,

Amy DeMatthew, Gary Schonert, Fr Ron Crewe, Dick Peterson, Dan Bentz, Dan Kovara,

Joe Woitach, Bobby Letsch, Bob Letsch, Joe Ingrasci, Pat (Ingrasci) Nielsen, Dan Miller,

Bob Broihier, George Gordon, Dick Heidenreich, Alia Onaczynski, Chelsea Ostrov,

Dave Benjamin, Jeff Tarkowski, Kory Borek, Chris Sosnay, Jeff Pulda, Dr Parisa Meymand,

Chris Gorman, Joe Macareno, Tom Konieczko, John Ketarkus, Al Hagopian, Cathy Poulsen, Dave O'Brien, George Oteman, Dan Peterson, Frank D'Acquisto, Greg Pitts, Army Recruiters Jenkins & Cooper


• Alumni House Super Bowl Pool - winners were 1st half Jack Kelley $25,

2nd half George Oteman $25


* Dan Miller's Fund Raiser Super Bowl Pool - 10 winners in all, no duplicates.

Two Alumni House winners Gary Schonert $125, Dan Miller, Dave Benjamin $125


* Dan Bentz sold out his 2023 NCAA Men's Basketball Pool today

• Cribbage: Table #1 Bob Letsch/ CWood teamed to "Skunk" Bob Letsch/ Chris Gorman in the 1st game. Bob/CW were them "Skunked" the next game and failed to win the remainder of the day......Losing to Bobby Letsch/ Dan DeMatthew after Gorman left.

George/Gordon/ Joe Macareno join the table only to have Bobby Letsch/Dan DeMatthew win two in a row.

Table #2: Dick Heidenreich/ Joe Macareno defeated Terry Toll/ Dave Benjamin & Dan DeMathew/ George Gordon - Dan/ George won 2nd game & Dick/ Joe won 3rd game -

Dave and Terry were winless.


• Angels Connecting.............


* John Dickert '81, Jack Bennet, Jack is Nick Bennet's father. Nick is SCHS former State Championship Boy's Basketball. On that Champion team were Tyrese Hunter now starting at Texas U and Kamri McGee on UW- Madison team. They happen to connected while out to breakfast in Stevens Point. John noticed Jack was wearing an SC pullover and introduced himself.




* Linda Jardina - Jerry's wife '61 at the Famous 16th Hole,

Waste Management Golf Tourney in Scottsdale AZ.

This was on Thursday Feb 10th during the practice round.




• Racine News............




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

The games audio will be streamed live on Mixlr and also carried on the GameMic app. Listeners can hear the streams starting at approx. 6:40pm online as shown below, or on the Mixlr app (click on Listen and enter DGSports in the search box), or GameMic app (click on Events and scroll to the game by date). Both apps are available free for iOS or Android.

* Tuesday 2/14 Racine St. Catherine's Angels at Dominican Knights

or on the Mixlr app or the GameMic app


* Friday 2/17 Burlington Demons at Union Grove Broncos

or on the Mixlr app or the GameMic app

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



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




• 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.

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

  • Ed DeMeulenaere knee is oK in Florida playing Golf.

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

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

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

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

  • Dick Peterson now dealing with Hernia - surgery not an option - back to VA.

  • Rick Cramer '60 dealing with health issues.

  • Al Mollerskov rehabbing from Knee Replacement Surgery.

  • 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.

  • Don Heck in addition to his above health issues - visiting family in Florida - now has Covid and is in the hospital with pneumonia.

  • Tommy Pulda '72 on Wed Jan 18th had two heart vales replaced - doing well.

  • Del Alton's wife dealing with recent stroke.

  • Mary Woitach '59 dealing with chronic knee issues & fell recently at home. - Rumor -Not true about Joe pushing her aside to get to the refrigerator.

  • George Gordon '57C tripped over laundry at home, has a black eye and contusion over that eye. He's still dealing with Neuropathy, Back issues.

  • Dave & Renee Benjamin's daughter Susan '83 had recent Gall Bladder Surgery

  • Marie Welsh fell on the ice recently and is using a cane - nothing broken.

  • Gary Schonert '59 H recent Minor surgery - You know when surgery is on you it's Major - on anyone else it's Minor.

  • Dave O'Brien '58 recovering from eye surgery.

• Special Prayers for Chris & Sue Gorman's grandson Eli rehabbing from Brain Surgery.

Eli is the son of their daughter Caitlin '03.


• Others Needing Prayers:

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

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

Mike O'Brien, Dick Albregts' 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:


* Valentines - Tuesday Feb 14th


* St Patrick's Day - Friday Mar 17th


• Easter - Sunday April 9th


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


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. https://www.wissports.net/news_article/show/1249639


Schonert's Annual Picnic - Monday August 14th


Angel Athletics

Feb 13th - Feb 19th


Girls Basketball Tuesday night the Racine Lutheran Crusaders traveled to St. Catherine’s for a non-conference girls basketball game. The Angels found themselves down at the half but battled the entire 2nd half to make it a close game. With only 2 seconds left in the game and down by 1 the Angels had a chance to intercept the ball for a last second shot attempt, however the ball slipped through their hands and the Crusaders ended up with the 64-63 victory. Laila Collier-White led the team with 17 points while Aniyah Price had 16 and Kennedee Clark had 11. Playing back to back days, the Angels girls basketball team traveled to University School of Milwaukee for a non-conference girls basketball game. The Angels led at halftime and led in the 2nd half, but fell short in the end as USM defeated the Angels 64-51. Aniyah Price led the team with 15 points while Kennedee Clark had 12 points.

Boys Basketball Monday night in a non-conference matchup the Angels hosted state ranked Burlington. At the beginning of the game it looked as though the Angels would run away with it, however Burlington found their groove and tightened the game up as the Angels only led 20-17 at halftime. The game was close and back and forth all second half, but when the final buzzer blew the Angels walked off the court victorious 38-35. Lamont Hamilton led the Angels with 18 points while Davion Thomas-Kumpula added 7 and Domonic Pitts had 5. Early on on Wednesday night the Angels found themselves in a battle with conference opponent and inter-city rival Racine Lutheran. The Angels were down early and only led by 7 at halftime. Great senior leadership and an offensive explosion in the 2nd half helped the Angels to a 70-46 victory. Davion Thomas-Kumpula led the team with 24 points while Lamont Hamilton had 14, Elijah Wray had 12 and Domonic Pitts had 11. Isaiah Wray led the team with 13 rebounds.

Wrestling Saturday the St. Catherine’s/Lutheran/Catholic Central wrestling team traveled to Franklin to begin the WIAA tournament series. The day was a success for the team as they were able to advance 6 of 9 wrestlers from regionals to sectionals. Demacio Trujillo and Elijah LaFountain each went 3-0 to win their regional. Also advancing to sectionals was Anakin Barbee, Alejandro Gomez-Garica, Alberto Rodriguez and Armando Nuno.

Boys Swim At Whitefish Bay on Saturday the PSC Aquatics team continued their strong season as they were able to finish 6th out of 12 teams at sectionals. High finishers for the day were Jack Borzynski and Nathan Breit who each qualified for state. Nathan will be participating in the 200 IM and 100 Butterfly while Nathan will be participating in the 200 Freestyle and 100 backstroke.


Cheer Congratulations to the SCHS Cheer team for qualifying for Nationals in Florida and competing there this past week. The team did a great job and everyone is very proud of you!!!

Digital Ticketing St. Catherine's has gone to digital ticketing for varsity football, girls volleyball (JV2, JV and varsity), boys volleyball (JV and varsity), girls basketball (JV and varsity), boys basketball (JV2, JV and varsity), wrestling (JV and Varsity) and all WIAA tournament events. 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.

Upcoming Angel Athletic Events Monday February 13th

  • Girls basketball vs. Dominican @ 7:00pm

Tuesday February 14th

  • Boys basketball @ Dominican @ 7:00pm

Wednesday February 15th

  • No games/matches/meets scheduled

Thursday February 16th

  • Girls basketball @ Catholic Central @ 7:00pm

Friday February 17th

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

  • Boys swim State @ Waukesha South @ 5:30pm

Saturday February 18th

  • Wrestling Sectionals @ South Milwaukee @ 10:00am

  • Boys swim finals @ Waukesha South @ 2:30pm


Be Safe - Be Healthy - Be Positive

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