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Monday Oct 10, 2022

Updated: Oct 11, 2022

BIG THANKS for today's lunch - DeRango's Fried Chicken, Cole Slaw, Fries and Bread. Sugar Cookies and O & H Kringle served as dessert. Dick Peterson brought his homemade Butterscotch Fudge, amazingly delicious. Kory Borek brought apples from her neighbor's organically grown apple tree.

On Hand: Jack Kelley, Gary Schonert, Fr Ron Crewe, Terry Toll, Tom Konieczko,

George Oteman, Pete Schiro, George Gordon, Chris Sosnay, Dick Peterson, Rob Zirbel,

Jim May, Jerry Jardina, Rick Jones, Dave O'Brien, Dan Bentz, Joe Woitach, Joe Ingrasci,

Pat (Ingrasci) Nielsen, Cinti Sanchez, Dan Petersen, Cathy Poulsen, Dan DeMatthew,

Dan Kovara, Kory Borek, Bob Letsch, Bobby Letsch, Frank D'Acquisto, Chris Gorman,

Eddie Brehm, Carol (DeMatthew) Rawlinko, Steve Rawlinko, Chelsea Costrov,

Craig Savage, Brenda White

Newcomers: Joe Ingrasci '64, Pat (Ingrasci) Nielsen '66 H

Also joining the gang, Newcomer Eddie Brehm '78

Eddie brought an O & H Kringle.

Packer Pool winner George Oteman. This is George's 2nd win in past 5 weeks. George donated his winnings to the Alumni House Kitty.

Cribbage: Bob Letsch assisted Dan DeMatthew and teammate George Gordon vs

Rob Zirbel and Pete Schiro who were the winners. Schiro departed - Bobby Letsch/Dan DeMatthew - George Gordon/Bob Letsch & Rob Zirbel/CWood played the next game.

Zirbel/Wood won 1st game which took about 3 hours. Players agreed to start another game before Rob had to catch his bus back to Milwaukee. With 3/4 of the game to be played Bobby Letsch and Dan DeMathew had a 4 peg lead, Rob had to ended. Who knows who would have won had the full game been played!!! Bobby wants the victory for 1/2 game played. Guys weren't having it !!!

Angel making the News.............History ???.

• HS Football with Dick Graceffa '69 on the "Play by Play" .........

• Reminder: St. Catherine's plays this Friday Oct 14th at Pritchard Park. Angels host University School. The teams are tied for 2nd place in the Metro Classic Conference; both have a record of 7-1 overall, 5-1 in conference.

Coverage begins at 6:30pm, kick-off at 7:00pm. The game audio will be streamed live on Mixlr. Listeners can hear the stream at or on the Mixlr app (click on Listen and enter DGSports in the search box), available free for iOS or Android. No subscription needed. The game will also be recorded at

Digital Ticketing Beginning Thursday October 13th, St. Catherine's will be moving 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 2:00 pm the day of the event. Anyone without a ticket will not be allowed entrance into the game.

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

Leon Walls '75 recently lost his mother.............

Jim Rammelt '74 recently lost his father..............

It is with a heavy heart that I pass along the news that Sister Rosaire passed away. For those of you that don't know Sister Rosaire, she spent many years working at St. Catherine's, most recently in the guidance department. She was a beloved figure among the staff and students and she will be missed dearly. Eternal rest grant unto her Oh Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon her. May the soul of Sister Rosaire through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Mike Arendt, Principal SCHS

Joseph Wagner Somogyi '99

Prayers for Alumni & Friends dealing with Health issues:

  • Chris Gorman '77 ankle boot is off, doing therapy and playing golf.

  • Bob Garrity '62 new meds has slowed his Parkinsons.

  • George Gordon '57 C foot is better, dealing with Skin Cancer on forehead.

  • Gary Schonert '59 H has pain in his knee - checking Northwestern U Hospital.

  • Kathy (Hackl) Wirtz & Jim Poulsen dealing with Parkinsons.

  • Dick Peterson '52 is having surgery to remove skin cancer on his leg.

  • Don Klemt's daughter dealing with serious health issues.

  • Rick Jones '73 H back issues and shoulder surgery end of Oct..

  • Ron Bentz '56 dealing with serious health issues.

  • Paul Matsen '69 hopefully doing well after his detached Retina Surgery.

  • Jerry Jardina '61 seems to be doing better after his Cataract Surgery.

  • Tom Konieczko '65 had successful Cataract Surgery this week. He has back issues.

  • Joe Macareno '76 rehabbing from recent emergency Gall Bladder surgery.

  • Jack Kelley '58 H dealing with final chemo treatments on his throat.

  • Mark Mano dealing strained shoulder - hopefully not a torn rotator.

  • Ryan Andersen dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis in his hands.

  • Roger DeMark is going to have an implant to replace his lost tooth.

  • Joe Ingrasci '64 dealing with health issues.

  • Ed DeMeulenaere fell using a walker - hopefully for a short time, no golf.

Rob Zirbel '73 MUHS showed the guys he too is missing a front tooth

Others Needing Prayers: Brenda White, Mickey Postorino, Mike Iggulden, Dave O"Brien,

Helen Miller, Tom Konieczko, Dick Albregts' wife, Rudy Weibel's wife, Tom Krug’s wife,

Gary Schonert's wife, Dick Heidenreich's wife, Bill Halberstadt's wife, Pat (Peters) Obernberger

Important Dates:

• Angel Golfers play 9 Holes every Thursday at Ives Grove - Teeing Off at 8:30.

Scramble format, join us and you'll be put in a foursome for some fun and a few laughs.

CONGRATULATIONS to Hall of Fame Inductees:

Thursday October 27th - Racine County Sports HOF - Festival Hall - Cocktails at 5:45


Vinny Rottino '98 - Baseball

Jack Schiestle '61 - Coach, Racine Kiwanis Baseball - Deep Roots Award

• Saturday October 29th at 4:30 - SCHS Athletic HOF - Cafeteria


Mike Miller '11

Ron Janaky '58

Haley Jeffcoat '12

Sydney Tepley '12

David Olle '70

James Rammelt '74

Week In Angel Athletics

Oct 3rd - Oct 8th

Digital Ticketing Beginning Thursday October 13th, St. Catherine's will be moving 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.

Football The Angels football team traveled north to Martin Luther on Friday night for a tough Metro Classic Conference road game. The Angels began the scoring on its first drive when John Perugini found Lamont Hamilton for a 15 yard touchdown to go up 6-0. The Angels wouldn’t score again until the 3rd quarter when Perugini found Davion Thomas-Kumpula for a 28 yard touchdown. Perugini ended the scoring with a 14 yard touchdown run in the 4th quarter. Unfortunately when the game ended the Angels found themselves defeated 27-20 by Martin Luther. Perugini ended the day with 109 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. DJ Miller, who returned from a week 2 injury, played very well and led the team with 78 yards rushing. Thomas-Kumpula led the receivers with 78 yards receiving.

Girls Tennis Post season play began for the St. Catherine’s/Lutheran Angels girls tennis team on Tuesday with sub-sectionals at Greendale Village Club. All Angel tennis players improved their skills dramatically over the course of the season but unfortunately it wasn’t enough for any to move on to sectionals. The doubles team of Elana Gaither and Dayjia Brown-Frazier led the way at sub-sectionals as they won 5 games. The doubles team of Sarah Strande and Mabel Beversdorf were right behind with 4 games won. In singles competition Nylah Kraus was the leading single player with 3 games won while Claire Mathews won 2 games.

Girls Volleyball The girls volleyball team traveled to Catholic Central Tuesday night for another Metro Classic Conference girls volleyball game. Catholic Central played extremely well and did a great job of setting up their hitters all night long. Due to their tremendous effort Catholic Central was able to defeat the Angels 25-14, 25-12 and 25-9. Aniyah Price led the Angels with 3 kills. Thursday night was parent/senior night for the Angels girls volleyball and to say they put on a great show for the fans is an understatement. The Angels found themselves in a hole after the first set as they lost the set 10-25 to Ronald Reagan. However, the Angels awoke and came back with a vengeance in set 2 as they took the set 25-23. Ronald Reagan earned a close third set victory 25-22, but the Angels came back to win the fourth set 25-21. In the pivotal 5th set, Ronald Reagan barely edged the Angels 15-13 to earn the 3-2 match victory. Katelyn Gordon led the team all night and played exceptional as she recorded 83 sets. Arianna Jones led the team with 12 kills, 8 blocks and 5 aces. Maciena Trujillo contributed 8 kills, while Emily Kaisler had 7 and Aniyah Price had 6.

Boys Volleyball In a Wednesday night Southern Lakes Conference boys volleyball matchup the Angels traveled to Wilmot High School. Wilmot, currently battling for a conference championship, was able to take an early lead in each set and go on for the victory as they beat the Angels 25-13, 25-10 and 25-14. Drew Schoneman led the team with 7 kills and 4 blocks. Lucas Adams had 10 digs and 3 kills and Tristan Ropiak had 3 blocks. In a Southern Lakes Conference boys volleyball game on Thursday night the Angels battles with Burlington and showed great effort. Unfortunately in the end Burlington would walk off the court with a 25-17, 25-13, 25-19 victory. Tristan Ropiak led the way for the Angels with 4 kills. Drew Schoneman had 3 kills and 13 digs. Lucas Adams had 12 assists and 6 digs and Jacob Murray had 3 blocks.

Boys Soccer Monday the boys soccer team traveled to Saint Thomas More for a tough Metro Classic Conference matchup. Thomas More had great offense all night long and the Angels just couldn’t seem to compose themselves on defense as Thomas More was able to walk away with a hard fought 4-0 victory. Wednesday night the Angel soccer team hosted The Prairie School at SCORe soccer park in a matchup that the Angels wait for each year. After going into halftime 0-0, The Prairie School Hawks scored 2 quick goals to jump out to a 2-0 lead. Being down late didn’t deter the Angels as they battled back with a goal by Marco Sanchez to cut the lead to 2-1. With 4 minutes left in the game the Hawks got called for a handball in the box and Marco Sanchez was able to come through with a clutch PK to tie the game 2-2. The Angels defense held on for the last 4 minutes and the game ended with a 2-2 tie. Saturday morning at SCORe the Angels hosted Pius XI in a non-conference matchup. The Angels played with great energy in the 2nd half, Morgan Determan did a great job in the goalie box, and the Angel defense fought all day long, however when the game ended Pius earned itself a hard fought 2-0 victory.

Cross Country No meets scheduled this week for cross country. Cross country will next be in action on October 15th at UW-Parkside for the Metro Classic Conference meet.

Swim The PSC Aquatics team traveled to Delavan-Darien on Tuesday night for a Southern Lakes Conference swim dual. The team swam extremely well and improved on many of their personal bests. In individual events Makaelyn Trujillo participated in the 50 yard freestyle and the 100 yard freestyle finishing in 7th and 8th place respectively with times of 35.79 seconds and 1:18.06. Sophia Reeser participated in the 200 yard freestyle where she finished 8th with a time of 3:09.61. Makaelyn participated in the 200 yard medley relay as well as the 200 yard freestyle relay where her team finished in 3rd in both events with times of 2:28.99 and 2:14.12. Sophia also participated in the 200 yard freestyle relay event as her team finished in 6th with a time of 2:33.87.

Upcoming Angel Athletic Events Monday October 10th

  • No games/matches/meets scheduled

Tuesday October 11th

  • Boys volleyball vs. Westosha @ 6:30pm

  • Girls volleyball @ Racine Lutheran @ 6:30pm

  • Girls swim @ Burlington @ 5:30pm

Wednesday October 12th

  • Boys soccer @ Dominican @ 4:30pm

Thursday October 13th

  • Boys volleyball vs. Waterford @ 6:30pm

Friday October 14th

  • Football vs. University School of Milwaukee @ Pritchard Park @ 7:00pm

Saturday October 15th

  • Cross Country @ UW-Parkside for Metro Classic Conference Meet @ 10:00am

Be Safe - Be Healthy - Be Positive



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