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Monday Feb 6, 2023

Big Thanks to Rick Jones and Tom Goebel for sponsoring lunch today. DeRango's Pizza was the order, one sheet Cheese and Sausage, one sheet Cheese and Pepperoni, one sheet half Cheese and Sausage/half Veggie with mushrooms/onions. Joe Woitach brought Italian Cookies his daughter Jane '83 Wentorf had made for the gang. - DELICIOUS.

Tom Goebel '61, Rick Jones '73 H

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

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

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

Bob Broihier, George Gordon, Dick Heidenreich, Roger DeMark, Alia Onaczynski,

Chelsea Ostrov, Dave Benjamin, Jeff Tarkowski, Kory Borek, Cinti Sanchez,

Chris Gorman, Joe Macareno, John Ketarkus, John Miller, Del Alton, Marie Welsh,

Cathy Poulsen, George Oteman, Dan Peterson, Frank D'Acquisto.

Dick Peterson created a special crown for Fr Ron Crewe.

FYI: Frank D'Acquisto was in Milwaukee and had his car stolen. When the police arrived they asked the make of his car "Frank said it's a KIA - The police officer asked "WHY" ???

Police recovered the car, nothing was stolen from inside. The thief was a 12 year boy.

* A bite of History we all should know..........from Bob Broihier '67

* Golfing in Wisconsin we deal with Geese, in Florida golfers deal with Alligators

In Texas golfers deal with Longhorns, Snakes, Cactus & Dr J - "Speedy"

• Worth Repeating - A Conversation, every Monday at the Alumni House.............

• Suggested Reading: Dick Heidenreich suggested "Heaven is for Real" by Todd Burpo

• Football Pool - winner was John Ketarkus

• Cribbage: Table #1 Dave Benjamin/ CWood teamed to defeat George Gordon/ Dick Heidenreich and Joe Macareno/ Dan DeMatthew in the 1st game. They then struggled as Macareno/ DeMatthew won the next three games "Skunking" Benjamin/Wood "Back to Back"

DeMatthew/ Macareno/ Gordon played three handed - no results reported.

Table #2: Frank D'Acquisto/ Chris Gorman lost two straight to Bobby Letsch/ Terry Toll. Frank left a beaten dog. In three handed Gorman defeated Toll and Letsch.

Benjamin and Wood moved from Table #1 to Table #2 - Benjamin teamed with Bobby Letsch and defeated Bob Letsch/Wood three straight games. Wood was 1 - 6 for the day - Ouch !!!.

• Angels Connecting.............

Watch for the Alumni House version............Concept in development !!!

• Angels Making the News.............

Congratulations to George Gordon who's granddaughter made Honorable Mention for Volleyball - Racine County.

• Racine News............

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

On Monday 2/6, DG Sports will be covering the Boys varsity basketball game when the St. Catherine's Angels host the Burlington Demons. Should be a great game!

The game audio will be streamed live on Mixlr starting at 6:40pm. Listeners can hear the stream online at 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 and on the app.

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

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

Robert (Bob) Despins '62 Anthem, AZ.

From John Talos '58...A fine gentleman and a St. Cats grad passed away this week after living almost 18 years with a transplanted hart. There were many painful challenges over the years but he never complained. He was extremely positive and seemed to enjoy each day to the fullest.He was a great husband to his wife Judy and wonderful dad and grandfather.

• 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.

  • 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.

• 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 Alto'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.

Schonert's Annual Picnic - Monday August 14th

Angel Athletics

Jan 30th - Feb 4th

Girls Basketball Tuesday night the Lady Angels traveled to Shoreland Lutheran for a Metro Classic Conference matchup. The Angels only found themselves down by 5 at halftime, however in the 2nd half they couldn’t keep up with the Pacers as Shoreland Lutheran would extend their lead to go on and win 57-41. Laila Collier-White led the team with 18 points while Londyn Pardo added 9 and Ariana Green had 7. Saturday afternoon the Angels traveled to St. Thomas More for a Metro Classic conference girls basketball game. The Angels had great effort all afternoon long and kept the game close, however in the end foul trouble ended up being too much for the Angels to overcome as they were defeated 77-62. Aniyah Price had another great offensive game as she led all scorers with 22 points.

Boys Basketball The Shoreland Lutheran Pacers traveled to St. Catherine’s for a Metro Classic boys basketball game on Tuesday. The Angels got on the scoreboard early and cruised to a 77-54 victory as 10 of its 12 players scored at least 4 points. Lamont Hamilton led the scoring with 15 points while Davion Thomas-Kumpula and Domonic Pitts each added 13. Friday night in a game with conference implications, the Angels hosted St. Thomas More in a game pitting 2 teams ranked in the top 5 of the state. Early on the game was back and forth but in the 2nd portion of the 1st half the Angels started to pick things up and took a 32-20 lead into halftime. From there, the Angels wouldn’t let their foot off the petal as they defeated the Cavaliers 62-44. Lamont Hamilton led the team with 18 points while Davion Thomas-Kumpula had 15 and Domonic Pitts had 11. After a tough Friday night victory the Angels traveled to The Prairie School to participate in the Wisconsin-Illinois border battle as they faced Batavia (IL). In a back and forth battle the Angels were able to find themselves victorious as they defeated Bativia 46-44. Domonic PItts led the team with 19 points while Lamont Hamilton had 12 points.

Wrestling On Saturday the St. Catherine’s/Lutheran/Catholic Central wrestling team traveled to Shoreland Lutheran to participate in the Metro Classic Conference tournament. Four wrestlers earned all conference honors on the day. At 113 pounds, Anakin Barbee earned 2nd team honors, at 138 pounds Alejandro Gomez-Garcia earned 2nd team honors and at 182 pounds Elijah LaFountain earned 2nd team honors. Taking home high honors on the day was Demacio Trujillo at 145 pounds as he earned 1st team all conference.

Boys Swim Saturday the PSC Aquatics team traveled to Delavan-Darien to participate in the Southern Lakes Conference meet. The team did a fantastic job as they finished 4th place and set 3 new team records. Nathan Breit set two new team records including finishing 1st in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:55.63 and 2nd in the 100 yard backstroke. Also setting a team record was Timothy Peterson in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:13.54. 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 6th

  • Boys basketball vs. Burlington @ 7:00pm

Tuesday February 7th

  • Girls basketball vs. Racine Lutheran @ 7:00pm

Wednesday February 8th

  • Boys basketball @ Racine Lutheran @ 7:00pm

  • Girls basketball @ University School of Milwaukee @ 6:00pm

Thursday February 9th

  • No games/matches/meets scheduled

Friday February 10th

  • No games/matches/meets scheduled

Saturday February 11th

  • Wrestling regionals @ Franklin (Forest Park Middle School) @ 10:00am

  • Boys swim sectionals @ Whitefish Bay @ 10:00am

Be Safe - Be Healthy - Be Positive



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