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Monday Oct 23, 2023

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

BIG THANKS to Marty Defatte who sponsored today's lunch. Marty had DeMark's Bar deliver Pizza Burgers and French Fries along with Banana Peppers & Red Peppers - everything was DELICIOUS. In addition, Marty also provided an assortment of Chocolate Cookes as well as a box of Chips, Doritos, Cheetos and Fritos. In addition, Gary Schonert provided Baked Beans for a side dish. Charlie Presta brought a Blueberry Kringle for a snack.

Marty Defatte '61 H helped each guest with their serving of food.

Joining Us: Marty Defatte, Dave Benjamin, Renee (Ricchio) Benjamin, John Benjamin,

Julie (Davis) Benjamin, George Gordon, George Oteman, John Ketarkus, Jack Kelley,

Gary Schonert, Terry Toll, Joe Woitach, Jerry Jardina, Mike Hyduke, Dick Heidenreich,

Dan DeMatthew, Pat (Ingrasci) Nielsen, Joe Ingrasci, Dan Bentz, Rick Ropiak,

Chelsea Ostrov, Alia Onacyznski, Dan Peterson, Lloyd Tremmel, Kory Borek, Cinti Sanchez, Dave O'Brien, Cathy Poulsen, Jeff Tarkowski, Nikki a Marquette Recuiter, Charley Presta,

Bob Miller, Tom Konieczko, Bob Broihier, Mike Arendt, Ryan Andersen, Dan Kovara,

Don Klemt, Earl Wirtz, Frank D'Acquisto

Great to have Earl Wirtz '58 return.

Earl has been absent over a year due to contractual and volunteer work projects.

* Special Guest.............

The Benjamins made it a family affair...

Dave Benjamin '61, Renee (Ricchio) Benjamin '60, Julie (Davis) Benjamin '85, John Benjamin '85 ---- Julie & John were visiting from Michigan.

* 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

The Catholic Women's Club, at their monthly meeting,

donated to St. Cat's a large quantity (1/2 a trunk full) of food, clothing, uniforms, rosaries, religious goods, key chains, and phone covers. They also made donations to the high school retreat program and the Our Time Is Now Campaign.

The SCHS students are Adreyan Contreras Ward, Lamont Hamilton and Antoine Ozier.

with Principal Mike Arendt

Jeff Tarkowski SCHS Guidance Counselor brought over Marquette College Recruiter Nikki to join us.

* SPECIAL EVENTS & PROJECTS.............. St. Catherine's High School will be working on the Nov. 11 Veteran's Day Ceremony at Memorial Hall. You are all invited to attend, but we do require a RSVP for seating purposes.

Please let me know by November 5, 2023 if you are interested in attending and representing SCHS/Siena. KIMBERLY GARDNER Chief Advancement Officer 262-417-7623 245 Main Street, Suite 402; Racine, WI 53403

* Student Trip..........

We have a group of kids traveling this summer to Ecuador and are raising funds to help offset the costs for students and their families. We are trying to do several small fundraisers, but this is our very first one. This week only, we are selling Spirit Wear Apparel. I have included the link below. If anyone is interested in purchasing an item, please let me know.

Have a blessed evening! Take care, Kris Rivas Ecuador Spirit Wear

Future Building Addition - South End of SCHS

New Addition New Main Entrance New Chapel


• Table 1: Charlie Presta/ George Gordon defeated Dick Heidenreich/ CWood 2-1

Then played Rick Ropiak/ Dick Heidenreich and won 3 straight - Played three handed with Rick Ropiak winning - thus Charlie Presta Lost 1st & last game of the day.

• Table 2: Frank D'Acquisto/Don Klemt won 3 straight from Joe Macareno/ Dave O'Brien 3-0

* Table 3: Dave Benjamin/ John Benjamin defeated Mike Hyduke/ Rick Ropiak 2-1

Bobby Letsch Jr - did lose a game today OK OK he didn't play !!!

• Angels Connecting..................

• Class of '60 meets the last Wednesday of each 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.........

Also in Attendance Angel Greats Dan Bentz '58, Jim May '59

• Racine News..........

• 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 is 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.

  • John Miller '54 recovering from recent Gall Blatter Surgery.

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

* Veteran's Day Ceremony - Saturday Nov 11th - Memorial Hall

• 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 - Alumni House Closed

* 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, 7-3 Overall) In a Level 1 WIAA playoff game, the Angels hosted the Lake Mills L-Cats on Friday night. The game proved to be a defensive battle as both teams were able to limit the opposing offenses to limited opportunities. The L-Cats started the scoring on the first drive but the Angels fought back on a 1 yard TD run by Eddie Vinson in the 2nd quarter. The defenses would again step up in the 2nd half as each team would only give up 1 touchdown. The Angels scored on a 6 yard TD run by Issac Cantu in the 4th quarter, but unfortunately it wouldn’t be enough as the Angels were defeated 13-12. Imarion Holder led the team with 88 yards rushing while Vinson had 47 yards. On the defensive side of the ball the Angels were able to force 3 turnovers. Rudy Pardo had a fumble recovery and Cantu and Lamont Hamilton each had an interception.

Boys Soccer (6-0-1) Metro Classic Conference, 9-4-2 Overall) On a rainy night Thursday, the Angels boys soccer team hosted East Troy in a WIAA regional soccer matchup. Great defense for both teams saw the game scoreless after 80 minutes of soccer as well as an additional 20 minutes of overtime. The game would be decided by penalty kicks, which for the Angels unfortunately didn’t go their way as they were defeated 4-2. Morgan Determan played an outstanding game in the goalbox as he stopped 9 East Troy shot attempts. Carsen Naidl and Wade Roberson netted the two Angel goals during penalty kicks.

Girls Volleyball (0-7 Metro Classic Conference, 5-15 Overall) The Angels girls volleyball team traveled to Martin Luther on Tuesday night for a regional girls volleyball matchup. The Angels played some of their best volleyball of the season and had the Spartans on their heels all night. Unfortunately for the Angels it wasn't enough as they were defeated by the the Sparts 26-24, 17-25, 18-25, 20-25. Emmerson Davidovic led the team with 9 kills and 3 aces. Katie Winkler had 8 assists and 2 aces and Alondra Perez had 3 kills.

Boys Volleyball (1-5 Southern Lakes Conference, 3-16 Overall) Monday night the Angels boys volleyball team traveled to Burlington for their last Southern Lakes Conference game of the year. The Angels played well and improved as the game went along, unfortunately Burlington was too much to handle as they defeated the angels 25-9, 25-15, 25-18. Sam Pitrof led the team with 7 kills, Lucas Adams had 9 assists, Sam Pitrof and Parker Kauzlarich had 4 digs and Caleb Scott had 2 blocks. The Angels boys volleyball team ended their regular season on Wednesday night as they traveled to Racine Case. The Angels played extremely well and forced Case to play their best game. The Angels were able to win set two 27-25, however in the end it wasn’t quite enough as Case defeated the Angels 3-1. Lucas Adams led the team with 20 assists, Sam Pitrof had 15 kills and 5 blocks and Ryan To had 7 digs. In a WIAA regional matchup, the Angels boys volleyball team traveled to Kenosha Indian Trail on Friday night. The Angels played some of their best volleyball of the season, unfortunately, Indian Trail was too much to handle as they defeated the Angels 25-16, 25-17, 25-17. Sam Pitrof led the team with 7 kills, Christian Cervantes had 5 digs, Lucas Adams had 9 assists and Jim Billman had 3 blocks.

Cross Country Saturday the Angels cross country team hosted the division 2 WIAA sectionals at UW-Parkside. Sean Moore was the lone runner for the Angels and ran his best race of the season and had a personal record as he finished in 37th place with a time of 19:45.40.

Girls Swim Tuesday the PSC Aquatics team traveled to Lake Geneva Badger to participate in a double dual against Lake Geneva Badger and Jefferson/Cambridge. Below are the results for high performers of the day.

  • Riley Saenim

    • 200 Freestyle (2nd, 2:20.45)

    • 500 Freestyle (2nd 6:26.96)

  • 200 Meter Relay

    • Team consisted of CC Berkey, Sophia Reeser, Anna Nguyen, and Riley Saenim (3rd, 2:08.50)

On Saturday the PSC Aquatics team traveled across town to the RUSD Aquatic Center for the Racine Invitational. The team swam extremely well and had 86% of individuals scoring personal bests. Below are the results of each swimmer that scored points for the team.

  • Riley Saenim

    • 100 Freestyle (9th, 1:02.28)

    • 100 Breaststroke (11th, 1:24.06)

  • 200 Freestyle Relay

    • Team consisted of Anna Nguyen, Kayla Croft, Sophia Reeser and Riley Saenim (12th, 2:08.74)

  • 200 Medley Relay

    • Team Consisted of Riley Saenim, Kayla Kraft, Anna Nguyen and Sophia Reeser (13th, 2:28.48)

  • Sophia Reeser

    • 500 Freestyle (16th, 6:51.18)

Upcoming Angel Athletic Events Monday October 23rd

  • No games/matches/meets schedule

Tuesday October 24th

  • Girls swim @ Elkhorn @ 6:00pm

Wednesday October 25th

  • No games/matches/meets schedule

Thursday October 26th

  • No games/matches/meets schedule

Friday October 27th

  • No games/matches/meets schedule

Saturday October 28th

  • Girls swim conference meet @ Delavan-Darien @ 11:00am

Be Safe - Be Healthy - Be Positive



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