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Monday May 1, 2023

Updated: May 3, 2023

BIG THANKS to Dave Benjamin and Jeff Tarkowski who sponsored lunch today. Infusino's Baked Chicken, a Large Dish of Mostaccioli and two loaves of Italian Bread - DELICIOUS. John Ketarkus brought homemade Biscotti for dessert. Dick Gross brought two cases of water.

John Ketarkus also brought a mini bottle of Red Wine for Fr Ron Crewe.

• Bill Ruetz '67 announced that Rosi (Ruetz) Thornton '83 & daughter Breana Thornton will be sponsoring a Monday lunch at the Alumni House in June - date to be determined. Dewey's will be catering the luncheon.

Joining Us: Terry Toll, Tom Konieczko, Dave Benjamin, Joe Macareno, Dick Graceffa

Fr Ron Crewe, Rick Jones, Jack Kelley, Dan DeMatthew, Amy DeMatthew, Bob Broihier,

Gary Schonert, Dan Bentz, Joe Woitach, Dick Heidenreich, Alia Onaczynski, Dave O'Brien, Roger DeMark, Dan Peterson, Tom Goebel, Bob Letsch, Jeff Tarkowski, Dan Kovara,

Chris Gorman, Cathy Poulsen, Frank D'Acquisto, Kory Borek, John Kopulos, Mark Mano,

Don Klemt, Bobby Letsch Jr., John Ketarkus, Pat (Ingrasci) Nielsen, Renee (Ricchio) Benjamin, Tom Krug, Dick Gross, Bob Gross, Ed DeMeulenaere, Dr Parisa Meymand,

Mike Arendt, Jerry Jardina, Del Alton, Lou Rideaux

• Special Guests:

Bob Gross '57 visiting from Sacramento CA, with younger brother

Dick "Chico" Gross '60, who was visiting from Goodyear AZ

Tom Krug '60 returned from Florida and Bill Hecht '75 in from out of town.

Bill - Winters in AZ and Summers up North

Also returning but not pictured: Ed DeMeulanere back from Naples FL

and Jerry Jardina '61 back from Chandler AZ (both were dressed in their Winter Best)

• Cribbage - Table 1: Dick Heidenreich/ Terry Toll 1-2 - Joe Macareno/ Don Klemt 2-1 - Bobby Letsch/ Tom Krug 1-2

Table 2: Chris Gorman/ Frank D'Acquisto defeated Dan DeMatthew/Mark Mano 2-1

Frank was so happy that he had to announce his Victory !!! He was dancing a bit as well !!!

Table 3: Dave Benjamin / Bob Letsch beat up on - Dave O'Brien/ CWood 3-0 which included 2 "Skunks"

A few left and Dave Benjamin/ Bob Letsch split with Dan DeMatthew / CWood - 1-1

• Angels Connecting..................

Recently a graduation day picture of my dad John Miller (SCHS class of 54) alongside fellow classmate Charlie Faulkner was discovered... I found this to be so cool 😎.... I'm wondering if you/someone has Gene Faulkner’s contact information (classmate of mine)…

Jenny (Miller) Hovan '78.

John Miller, Charlie Faulkner at the Miller Farm.

A couple of "Dapper Dans" !!!


Harvey Knuckles '77 SCHS All-State Basketball

Racine County "Basketball Player of the Year and Outstanding Track Athlete '77

with his son Clyde and daughter Carlyss.

Harvey played professional basketball until age 50 in France, standout at Toledo '77-'81

Drafted by the NBA Los Angeles Lakers 1981

University of Toledo HOF Inductee 1993

St Catherine's Athletic HOF Inductee 1998

Racine County Sports HOF Inductee 2019

Wisconsin Basketball Coaches HOF Inductee 2021

Photo provided by Chris Gorman '77

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• Angels In the News.........

Tommy DeMark '65 threw out the 1st pitch this past Thursday at the Mets Game in NY.

Joining him on the field were his grandson Myles and best friend of 50 years Larry Williams.

He is one of most well-known retail investment guys in business. His daughter is Michelle Williams, movie star. He was my catcher. Steve Cohen is owner of NY mets and most famous trader/investor in history.

Family joining Tom - L-R Son Dominic, Rocke, Daughter Meghan, Son JT.

Tom was also in NY to be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by CMT

• Racine News...........

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

• Prayers for Alumni & Friends dealing with Health issues:

  • Rick Cramer '60 had a stroke and dealing with health issues - status is Improving.

  • Don Heck '63 diagnosed with NOH (neurogenic orthostatic hypotension). After 3 or 4 minutes of standing, he gets very weak and light headed. This disease is not curable but you can learn to adjust your life and work around the issues. I appreciate having me listed under “Prayers for alumni dealing with health issues. I was in the hospital for about a week and am now cured of Covid and pneumonia. I truly believe all the extra prayers from the alumni have helped tremendously. Thank you for helping me in this matter.

  • Tommy Pulda '72 rehabbing Heart Surgery after valve replacement surgery. Tom is in Florida with family and doing well.

  • Dick Peterson '53 rehabbing at VA Hospital.

  • Tom Clazmer received Pacemaker early this coming week, also dealing with other heath issues.

  • George Gordon still in the hospital with a Lung Virus. He has difficulty breathing.

  • Dave O'Brien dealing with eye issue for which he had surgery.

  • Ken Kusters no longer driving related to health issues.

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

  • Cintia Sanchez Bilingual Admissions Coordinator having difficult pregnancy.

• Special Prayers needed for Dick Peterson & George Gordon

• Others Needing Prayers:

Chris & Sue Gorman's grandson Eli, Dan Bentz, Bob Letsch, Jack Kelley, Bob Garrity, Gary Schonert, Kathy (Hackl) Wirtz, Jim Poulsen, Mickey Postorino, Helen (Willems) Miller, 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:

Mother's Day - Sunday May 14th

• Memorial Day - Monday May 29th - Alumni House Closed

• Father's Day - Sunday June 18th

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

• Fourth of July - Tuesday July 4th

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.

* Angel Golf Classic Racine CC - Monday July 17th

Schonert's Annual Picnic - Monday August 14th - Alumni House Closed

• Labor Day - Monday Sept 4th - Alumni House Closed

* McGuire/Letsch Scramble - Ives Grove - Friday Sept 29th

Angel Athletics

April 24th - April 29th

Track Thursday night the Angels track team traveled to Waterford to participate in the Racine County Invite. The team performed really well and many new athletes were able to earn points for the Angels. The boys team finished 6th out of 10 teams and the girls team finished 7th out of 10 teams. See below for the list of athletes that scored points for the team. Boys Athletes Scoring Points

  • Boys 4 x 100 meter relay

    • Team consisted of Isaiah Thomas, Christian Cervantes, Jaelen King, Jayvion Hunter (1st, 44.59)

  • Abel Mulder

    • Shotput (2nd, 48 feet 11 inches)

    • Discus (3rd, 123 feet 4 inches)

  • Jayvion Hunter

    • 200 meter dash (2nd, 23.05)

    • 100 meter dash (4th, 11.26)

  • Boys 4 x 200 meter relay

    • Team consisted of Isaiah Thomas, Manny Soto, Will Perugini, Jerome Hinton (4th, 1:39.55)

  • Tristan Ropiak

    • 110 Meter Hurdles (5th, 17.74)

  • Boys 4 x 400 meter dash

    • Team consisted Will Perugini, Morgan Determan, Joseph Stanley, Manny Soto (7th, 3:57.64)

  • Kyan Wakefield

    • Triple Jump (8th, 36 feet 7 inches)

Girls Athletes Scoring Points

  • Caylene Von-Schilling Worth

    • Shotput (1st, 34 feet 4 inches)

  • Daryiah Johnson

    • 100 meter dash (4th, 13.57)

    • 200 meter dash (5th, 28.89)

  • Girls 4 x 100 meter relay

    • Team consisted of Dayia Brown, Sanaiah Davis, Ariana Green, and Nave’AH McMillian (5th, 57.33)

  • Na’Riah Young

    • Discus (5th, 81 feet 1 inch)

  • Girls 4 x 200 meter relay

    • Team consisted of Dayia Brown, Sanaiah Davis, Ariana Green, and Nave’AH McMillian (7th, 2:03.17)

Girls Soccer Wednesday night in a Metro Classic Conference game the Angels headed to Martin Luther. Playing in their best game of the year so far the Angels found themselves down only 2-0 at halftime. Unfortunately for the Angels Martin Luther would come out of halftime and score 2 more goals and the Angels just couldn’t get their offense going as they were defeated 4-0 by the Spartans. Katelyn Gordon had another great game in the goal box as she stopped 12 Spartan goal attempts. The Angels girls soccer team traveled to Burlington on Saturday morning for the Racine County Soccer Showcase. The Angels offense couldn’t quite get things going as they were defeated by Burlington 7-0. While the offense wasn’t at its best, Katelyn Gordon was at her best in the goal box as she set a new St. Catherine’s game record with an impressive 33 saves.

Baseball Monday night the Angels baseball team traveled to Hank Aaron Field to face off against Milwaukee Riverside University. The game went back and forth all night long but unfortunately for the Angels Riverside would score a run in the bottom of the 7th to defeat St. Catherine’s 10-9. At the plate Mariano Talamantez, Domonic Pitts and Issac Cantu each had a hit. The Angels stole an impressive 14 bases with John Perugini and Cantu each stealing 3 of them and Talamantez, Pitts and Nate Callis stealing 2 each. Playing in their 2nd game in 2 days the Angels couldn’t get their bats rolling against Dominican as Dominican was able to beat St. Catherine’s 11-0. Terrion Glass-Barnes and Issac Cantu led the hitting for the Angels with 1 hit each. John Perugini led the way pitching with 3 strikeouts. Thursday afternoon at Horlick Field the Angels found themselves in a great game with Dominican. Trailing 5-3 in the 5th inning, the game however would take an unexpected turn as Dominican would score 9 runs to go on and defeat St. Catherine’s 14-3. John Perugini, Issac Cantu and Terrion Glass-Barnes each led the team with 2 hits. Devlyn Kellogg led the way on the mound with 4 strikeouts. In a non-conference game Friday night at Horlick Field, St. Catherine’s faced off against Random Lake. The game was back and forth, unfortunately for the Angels, Random Lake would erupt for 6 runs in the 7th inning to defeat the Angels 13-7. Domonic Pitts and Develyn Kellogg led the offense with 2 hits each. Mauricio Talamantez stole 2 bases for the Angels. Saturday morning the Angels baseball team faced off against Racine Park in the Racine County Baseball Showcase. The Angels started off slow, but from the 3rd inning to the 5th inning erupted for 19 runs to go on and defeat Park 21-5. John Perugini and Nate Callis led the Angels at the plate going 2-5 with 2 RBI’s each. Domonic Pitts added a hit and 2 RBI’s. Mariano Talamantez, Terrion Glass-Barnes, Issac Cantu and Devlyn Kellogg each had a hit and an RBI. On the basepaths the Angels stole an impressive 21 bases. Mauricio Talamantez led the way with 5 stolen bases while Pitts stole 4 and Nate Callis and Issac Cantu each stole 3. Pitts led the effort on the mound as he pitched a complete game to earn the victory with 11 strikeouts.

Tennis In a Metro Classic Conference matchup on Tuesday at Lockwood Park the Angels performed extremely well. While the Angels didn’t come away with the victory, the entire team played their best match of the year. In singles competition Henry Randolph defeated his opponent 6-1, 6-0 and in doubles competition Isaiah Mata and Jacob Murray defeated their opponent 6-7, 6-4, 10-8. Dominican earned the overall victory 4-2. At Lockwood Park on Wednesday afternoon the St. Catherine’s/Lutheran tennis team participated in a non-conference matchup as they hosted Racine Case. Case proved to be the better team on this day as they defeated the Angels 6-1. Emiliano Leal was the lone victor for the Angels as he defeated his opponent 6-3, 6-2.

Softball Tuesday afternoon the Angels softball team traveled to Dominican to face off in a Metro Classic Conference matchup. Unfortunately walks and errors would mount against the Angels as they lost to the Knights 16-6. Mia Prevost and Londyn Pardo each had a hit for the Angels while Pardo, Isabel Sanchez and Kennedee Clark each had an RBI. On Wednesday afternoon at Roosevelt Park the Angels hosted a very good Pius XI team. Unfortunately for the Angels the errors amounted in the game and Pius was able to walk off the diamond with a 26-5 victory. Aniyah Price led the hitting going 2-2 with an RBI. Aniesa Neave, Kennedee Clark and Sicilia Lopez each added a hit as well. Neave also had 2 RBI’s. At Roosevelt Park on Thursday night the Angels hosted Dominican as they faced off for the second time this week. The game was back and forth and at the end of the 5th the Angels found themselves leading 8-7. Unfortunately some walks and errors led to a big 6th inning for the Knights and when the game ended the Angels would find themselves on the wrong side of an 18-9 game. Kennedee Clark had a career afternoon as she went 3-4 with 5 RBI’s, a home run and 4 stolen bases. Londyn Pardo added a pair of hits for the Angels as she went 2-5. Friday night at Roosevelt Park the Angels found themselves in a great battle against non-conference opponent Brookfield Academy. Late in the game St. Catherine’s only found themselves down 11-9. Unfortunately errors would amount as the game went along and the Angels were defeated 21-13 by Brookfield Academy. Kennedee Clark continued a successful season as she went 4-5 with a home run and 3 RBI’s. Mia Prevost also had a great day at the plate as she went 4-5 including a double and a triple. Aniesa Neave went 3-4 with 2 doubles, a triple and 4 RBI’s. Londyn Pardo went 2-4 with 2 RBI’s.

Golf No meets occurred this week. Golfs next meet is scheduled for May 2nd at Ives Grove

Upcoming Angel Athletic Events Monday May 1st

  • Girls soccer vs. Oak Creek @ Pritchard Park @ 4:30pm

  • Softball vs. Martin Luther @ Roosevelt @ 4:30pm

Tuesday May 2nd

  • Boys golf meet @ Ives Grove @ 3:30pm

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

  • Track and Field @ St. Augustine Prep @ 4:15pm

  • Softball vs. Kenosha St. Joseph @ Roosevelt @ 4:30pm

  • Baseball vs. Kenosha St. Joseph @ Horlick @ 7:00pm

Wednesday May 3rd

  • Softball @ St. Francis @ Sheridan Park @ 4:30pm

  • Girls Soccer vs. Shoreland Lutheran @ Pritchard Park @ 6:30pm

Thursday May 4th

  • Baseball @ Kenosha St. Joseph @ Nash Park @ 4:15pm

  • Softball @ Kenosha St. Joseph @ UW-Parkside @ 4:30pm

Friday May 5th

  • Baseball @ St. Anthony @ Sheridan Park @ 4:30pm

  • Soccer vs. Racine Park @ Pritchard Park @ 4:30pm

  • Softball @ Racine Lutheran @ Island Park @ 4:30pm

Saturday May 6th

  • Boys Tennis @ Burlington @ 9:00am

  • Track and Field @ West Allis Nathan Hale @ 9:00am

Be Safe - Be Healthy - Be Positive



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