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Monday Oct 16, 2023

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

BIG THANKS to Dave Benjamin who stepped in and sponsored lunch today. Dave brought his homemade BBQ Beef Sandwiches and Chips. It was DELICIOUS, so good nothing leftover to take home. O&H Kringle served as dessert. Bobby Letsch Jr brought two 12 pacs of Diet Dr Pepper.

Dave Benjamin '61

Joining Us: Dave Benjamin, George Oteman, Roger DeMark, John Ketarkus, Jack Kelley,

Ed DeMeulenaere, Gary Schonert, Terry Toll, Joe Woitach, Jerry Jardina, Mike Hyduke,

Dick Heidenreich, Dan DeMatthew, Pat (ingrasci) Nielsen, Jim May, Rob Zirbel, Joe Ingrasci, Jeff Pulda, Bobby Letsch Jr, Dan Bentz, Bob Letsch, Rick Ropiak, Chelsea Ostrov,

Dan Miller, Lloyd Tremmel, Kory Borek, Cinti Sanchez, Dave O'Brien, Judy McGuire,

Cathy Poulsen, Zach Prideaux, Kristen, Dahlgren, Kory Borek, Cinti Sanchez, Jeff Tarkowski, Two Army Recuiters, Charley Presta, Chris Gorman, Bob Milkie, Chelsea Ostrov

At 11am there was a tree planting ceremony on the East side of St Catherine's. The planting was to replace a tree that died in honor of former Teacher/ Coach & Athletic Director John McGuire. Marie Welsh was instrumental in getting the new tree. She contacted Rob McKee SCHS Science Teacher and Environmental Club Advisor. Zach Prideaux SCHS Theology Teacher coordinated today's ceremony. Jeff Pulda who started the McGuire Golf Scramble in 2001 utilized funds raised over the years to pay for the new tree. The McGuire Scramble money initially was used for freshmen scholarships. The outing was renamed McGuire/Letsch Scramble and the money raised is now used to assist various club/ team activities at SCHS.

Kristen Dahlgren SCHS Campus Ministry and Deacon Dan Burmeister led the group in prayer along with a SCHS student in honor of John McGuire

John McGuire led the Angels to 6 WiSAA State Basketball Championships '58, '59, '61, '69, '71, '77. During his Championships runs '58 - '61 Judy gave birth to their four children - Mike '59, Tom '59, Mary Beth '60 & Cathy in '61.

On Hand Standing: Bob Letsch '61, Cathy Poulsen '61, Jeff Pulda '71

Seated: Dan Bentz '58, Judy McGuire '54 P, Cathy (McGuire) Hoefs '79, Jim May '59,

Rob Zirbel MUHS '73

In the audience: Bill Drummond '72, Pete Jackel '77, Tom Scheller '69, Richard Hagopian 98, Lou Rideau, Zach Prideaux, Kristen Dahlgren, Deacon Dan Burmeister

Susan Savaglio-Jarvis President SCS, Craig Savage SCS Chief Financial Officer, Dr Parisa SCS Chief Academic Officer, Chelsea Ostrov Development Director number of SCHS students.

• Packer Pool week

Jeff Tarkowski '73 Pius XI brought two Army Recruiters visiting SCHS over for lunch.

Special Guest...............

Bob "Mr Raider" Milkie

Bob played 15 years for the Raiders and was the center for Raider Quarterback Jim May.

His association with the Racine Raiders spans over 60 plus years.

Bob played for St Catherine's famed Football Coach Ed Race in the 50's

He was inducted into Racine County Sports HOF in 2021

* It is with great honor that we announce your St. Catherine’s Alumni Hall of Fame,

Class of 2023 inductees!

Sister Karen Fredrickson, '57, Religion Keith J. Ruelle, '62, Education Don Smiley, '73, Business Dr. Robert Jaklich, '76, Education Dr. Sharon Ruetz-Smith, '78, Health/Medicine Susan M. Podlogar (Hilmer), '81, Business Mary E. Triggiano, '81, Law/Government

Induction Ceremony is Saturday October 28th - 3-5pm

Register Online at

Future Building Addition - South End of SCHS

New Addition New Main Entrance New Chapel


• Table 1: Rick Ropiak/Terry Toll defeated Charlie Presta/ Dick Heidenreich 2-1

• Table 2: Bobby Letsch Jr/Dan DeMatthew lost to Bob Letsch/ Chris Gorman 2-1

* Table 3: Dave Benjamin/ Mike Hyduke lost to Rob Zirbel/CWood 2-1

• Angels Connecting..................

• Class of '60 meets the last Wednesday of ecah month at Dynasty restaurant

- contact Renee (Ricchio) Benjamin for details -

• Class of '59 meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Castlewood restaurant

- contact Mary (D'acquisto) for details -

• Class of '58 meets 1st Tuesday of the month at Dynasty restaurant

- contact Karen (Petersen) Verbeten for details -

• Purchase your Angels Items online. Click on......

* Dick Graceffa '69 will be covering local High School football on Radio, check it out at

• Angels In the News.........

Division 4

#3 Racine St. Catherine's vs #6 Lake Mills

#2 Catholic Memorial vs #7 Martin Luther

#1 Two Rivers vs #8 Saint Francis

#4 Campbellsport vs #5 Kohler Co-Op

#3 Kiel vs #6 Kettle Moraine Lutheran

• Racine News..........

Lawsuit would seriously impact SCHS

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

• Prayers for Alumni & Friends dealing with Health issues:

  • Tom Clazmer's uses a walker and dealing with heath issues.

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

  • Joe Ingrasci heart issue, no surgery recommended at this time - keep monitoring.

  • Former SCHS Golf Coach Dave Arkenburg - led them to 2nd place at State Golf in 2018. Dave is dealing with serious health issue.

  • Jim Poulsen has returned to St Monica's. Seems to be doing well, vast improvements.

  • Don Hansen dealing with COPD

  • Rob Gordon using braces on his legs

  • Victor Moreno difficulty walking - leg issues

  • Jeff DeMatthew had his 3rd Heart Ablation

  • Rick Cramer is up and out and about.

  • Walt Strini heading home - can use his left arm/hand to feed himself.

  • Walt's wife Sandy has a Holter Monitor dealing with Heart issue.

  • Tom Goebel dealing with A-Fib.

  • Joe Clazmer in the hospital

  • Jeff Pulda dealing with Kidney Stones. His wife Hip Replacement surgery was successful, she back to driving.

  • Gary Schonert had a Stimulator Inserted in his back to relieve Leg Pain - good report.

  • Rick Jones this week in for test on possible internal blood leaking.

  • Brent Kapellusch pre diabetes.

Fr Ron Crewe - from Bob Broihier: I talked with Beth Schneider today. She said Father Ron is able to receive visitors. She recommended to contact her before going - her phone number is 262 352 6578. She will try to keep us from more than 1 visitor per time frame.

He is in a wheelchair and is still at Elizabeth Residence 10441 south Nicholson Road.

• Special Prayers needed for:

Chris & Sue Gorman's grandson Eli, Don Heck, Jack Kelley, Tom Konieczko, Ken Kusters, Tom Pulda, Dave O'Brien, George Gordon, Bob Letsch, Bob Garrity, Kathy (Hackl) Wirtz,

Jim Poulsen, Mickey Postorino, Helen (Willmes) Miller, Mike O'Brien, Dick Albregts' wife, Rudy Weibel's wife, Tom Krug’s wife, Del Alton's wife, Marty Defatte's wife, Bill Halberstadt's wife, Dan Peterson's wife, Pat (Peters) Obernberger,

Important Dates:

* SCHS Alumni HOF - Saturday October 28th 3-5pm

• Thanksgiving - Thursday November 23rd

• Premier "Stayin Alive" Video - Monday Dec 4th - SCHS Cafeteria

Christmas Day - Monday Dec 25th - Alumni House Closed

* New Years Day - Monday Jan 1, 2024

* Black & White Ball - Wednesday Mar 20, 2024

Angel Athletics -

Home Game Protocols and Procedures Racine St. Catherine’s Home Game Protocols and Procedures

All tickets must be purchased ahead of time at

  1. Ticket sales will open 1 week prior to each event

  2. Ticket sales close at 2:00pm the day of the event for varsity football games as well as JV2/JV/Varsity boys basketball games. Any individual(s) not purchasing tickets by 2:00pm will not be allowed into the game

  3. Tickets can be printed at home to be scanned at the event or shown in the Ticket Spicket app on cellular devices to be scanned. NO SCREENSHOTS ACCEPTED

  4. Gates/entrance close 30 minutes after the scheduled start time of the varsity event. Anyone not in the game at this time will not be allowed in

  5. Refunds will only be issued for ticket purchases if the event is canceled

  6. No re-entry to the event, once you leave you will not be allowed back in

  7. All middle/elementary school students must be with an adult

  8. Metro Classic Conference passes are still allowed at the gate for Metro Classic Conference games only, no digital ticket required. For Non-Conference Games, Metro Classic Conference passes are not accepted and a digital ticket is required

  9. 6 and under are free, no digital ticket required.

  10. St. Catherine’s students are free with school ID, no digital ticket required. If no ID, a purchased ticket will be required

  11. Siena employees are free with ID, no digital ticket required. If no ID, a purchased ticket will be required

  12. Video Tutorial that shows how to purchase tickets and use app

Football (6-1 Metro Classic Conference, 7-2 Overall) On a rainy and windy Friday night the Angels football team traveled to University School of MIiwaukee to finish off their Metro Classic Conference season. Imarion Holder would get on the scoreboard early and often. Holder began the scoring with a 66 yard TD and a 55 yard TD in the first quarter. Early in the 2nd quarter Holder would find the end zone again with an 18 yard touchdown. Shortly after Eddie Vinson would get the passing game going as he found Lamont Hamilton for a 42 yard touchdown and Issac Cantu for a 54 yard touchdown. Holder would cap off the scoring in the 3rd quarter with a 52 yard touchdown. Holder led the team on the ground with 231 yards and 4 touchdowns. Vinson had 95 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. Cantu led the receivers with 54 yards and 1 touchdown and Hamilton had 41 yards receiving and 1 touchdown. With the victory the Angels finish Metro Classic Conference play with a 6-1 record and earn a share of the Metro Classic Conference championship!!!

Boys Soccer (6-0-1) Metro Classic Conference, 9-3-2 Overall) Tuesday the Angels traveled to Martin Luther for a Metro Classic Conference matchup. The Angels would get on the scoreboard early and often as they were able to cruise to a 8-0 victory in 60 minutes. Many Angels were able to get in the scoring column with a goal or assist. Abel Galvan led the offensive end with a hat track. Andrew Babington had 2 goals and 1 assist while both Alex Wikley and Danny Hernandez had a goal and an assist. Benito Sanchez would score the last goal for the Angels. Edgar Gomez would contribute 2 assists while Carsen Naidl and Diego Sanchez each had 1 assist. In their final Metro Classic Conference game of the season, the Angels soccer team hosted Dominican on Friday night. The Angels were able to get on the board in the 1st minute as Edgar Gomez would find Carsen Naidl for a goal. Shortly after that Gomez would assist on another goal as he was able to find Santino Garcia. Abel Galvan and Wade Roberson would take over from there as Galvan would score 2 goals and Roberson would have a goal and an assist. In the end the Angels defeated the Knights 5-0. With that victory the Angels ended the Metro Classic Conference season with a 6-0-1 record which earned them the Metro Classic Conference championship!!!

Girls Volleyball (0-7 Metro Classic Conference, 5-14 Overall) Tuesday night the Angels hosted Racine Lutheran in a Metro Classic Conference matchup for their last regular season game of the season. Racine Lutheran proved why they are conference champion caliber as they defeated the Angels 25-12, 25-9, 25-12. Londyn Pardo led the team with 3 assists and 2 kills. Kaite Winkler would add 2 assists and 1 block.

Boys Volleyball (1-4 Southern Lakes Conference, 3-13 Overall) Saturday the Angels boys volleyball team traveled to Westosha Central to participate in the Southern Lakes conference boys volleyball tournament. In the first round the Angels would fall to Union Grove 7-25 and 15-25. In the match Ryan To led the Angels with 3 digs and 2 blocks while Lucas Adams had 4 assists and Caleb Scott and Sam Pitrof had 2 kills each. In the 2nd round the Angels defeated Beloit Memorial 25-15, 25-20. Lucas Adams led the team with 11 assists, Sam Pitrof had 6 kills and 2 blocks, Caleb Scott had 6 aces and Jim Billman added 2 blocks. Finally in the 5th place match the Angels would unfortunately fall to Burlington. Sam Pitrof had 8 kills and Lucas Adams had 7 assists.

Cross Country Saturday the Angels hosted the Metro Classic Conference cross country meet at UW-Parkside. Despite the rainy and windy weather Sean Moore ran a fantastic race as he finished in 13th place with a time of 20:06.03.

Girls Swim Girls swim did not have any meets this week. Their next meet is October 17th at Badger High school

Upcoming Angel Athletic Events Monday October 16th

  • Boys volleyball @ Burlington @ 6:30pm

Tuesday October 17th

  • Girls Swim @ Badger @ 5:30pm

  • Girls volleyball regionals @ Martin Luther @ 7:00pm

Wednesday October 18th

  • Boys volleyball @ Racine Case @ 5:30pm

Thursday October 19th

  • Boys soccer regionals vs. East Troy @ Pritchard Park @ 4:00pm

  • Girls volleyball @ St. Thomas More @ 7:00pm (If Win Tuesday)

Friday October 20th

  • Boys volleyball regionals @ Indian Trail @ 5:00pm

  • Football vs. Lake Mills @ Horlick FIeld @ 7:00pm

Saturday October 21st

  • Girls swim @ RUSD Aquatic Center @ 9:00am

  • Cross country sectionals @ UW-Parkside @ 12:25pm

  • Girls volleyball @ TBD @ 7:00pm (If win Tuesday and Thursday)

  • Boys soccer vs. TBD @ TBD (If win Thursday)

Be Safe - Be Healthy - Be Positive



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