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Monday Oct 9, 2023

Updated: Oct 11, 2023

BIG THANKS to George Oteman & Roger DeMark who sponsored today's luncheon.

DeRango's Pizza was the main course. 4 Sheet Pizzas - 2 Cheese & Sausage, 1 Cheese & Pepperoni, 1 Veggie. Pat (Ingrasci) Nielsen brought in O&H Kringle for dessert, that Gary Schonert asked her to deliver. Rick Ropiak brought a case of water.

George Oteman '56, Roger DeMark '61

Only two small pieces left for Roger to take home.

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

Ed DeMeulenaere, Gary Schonert, Tom Hearn, Ryan Andersen, Terry Toll,

Joe Woitach, Jerry Jardina, Mike Hyduke, Dave Benjamin, George Gordon,

Alia Onaczynski, Dick Heidenreich, Dan DeMatthew, Pat (ingrasci) Nielsen,

Joe Ingrasci, Marty Defatte, Jeff Pulda, Bobby Letsch Jr, Dan Kovara, Rick Jones,

Joe Macareno, Dan Bentz, Bob Letsch, Rick Ropiak, Chelsea Ostrov, Dan Miller,

Lloyd Tremmel, Steve Martin, Kory Borek, Cinti Sanchez, Tom Krug, Del Alton,

Dave O'Brien

• Packer Pool Winner.......??? Packers play tonight vs Las Vegas

* Ben May '00 is the MLB Umpire behind the plate at the Alanta/Phiilies game tonight.

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

Gary Schonert '59 H, brought Tom Hearn '69 P

Tom played City League Slow Pitch Softball and Basketball with Angel greats -

Dan Bentz, Jim May, Rick Jackson, Walt Strini, Larry Benjamin, Don Paar to name a few.

* 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

* Alumni House Update

Marty Defatte introduced Steve Martin '78 C, owner Aspen Property Care, LLC

Steve plans to do some landscaping in the backyard of the Alumni House

Marty is negotiating with Steve on the backyard landscaping project against the backdrop of our new Alumni House fence. PS: Steve is good friends with Earl Wirtz '58

Future Building Addition - South End of SCHS

New Addition New Main Entrance New Chapel

CRIBBAGE TOURNEY: Sunday Oct 15th at Roma Lodge........12 noon

Contact Mark Mano -813-523-7052 for questions/details

• Table 1: Joe Macareno/George Gordon defeated Dick Heidenreich/Rick Ropiak 3-1

• Table 2: Dave Benjamin/Dan DeMatthew & Bobby Letsch Jr/ Bob Letsch lost 3 straight games to Mike Hyduke/CWood. In the 4th game Benjamin/DeMatthew won and "Skunked" Hyduke/Wood. Yes, Bobby Letsch Jr was 0 - 4, at one time Bobby had two back to back hands of 0.

In each game, it was not unusual for Bobby to have 2 - 3 and numerous times only 4 points -

He didn't peg well either. His dad was not pleased...................

• Angels Connecting..................

• Class of '77 did a luncheon at the Alumni House Wednesday Oct 4th

Pat Rogan, Greg DaPra, Pete Schiro, Frank D'Acquisto, Chuckie Schovain, Chris Gorman

Chris (Cremer) Rogan, Monica (LaFleur) DaPra, Beth (Longeran) Schiro, Lori (Gross) Azarian, Carol (Macdonald) Gregory, Sue (Peel) Gorman

• 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.........

Tom DeMark '65

• 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 new heart issue is still being evaluated. Still waiting for a decision.

  • 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 has been moved to Siena for rehab, daily improvements - ittle progress on right hand & arm - Hoping to return home this weekend.

  • 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,

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

  • Tom Krug's son-in-law was dealing with Lung Cancer and unfortunately Tom's son-in-law passed away over the weekend.

  • 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 - March 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 (5-1 Metro Classic Conference, 6-2 Overall) At Pritchard Park Friday night the Angels hosted The Martin Luther Spartans. In the first quarter the Angels would get on the board with two passing touchdowns. The first touchdown came as Mariano Talamantez found Antoine Ozier for 9 yards. The second touchdown of the quarter came when Eddie Vinson found Isaac Cantu in the middle and Cantu took it from there as he traveled 51 yards. The Angels offense then took off in the 3rd quarter as they scored 20 points. The scoring started from Imarion Holder as he rushed 47 yards for a touchdown. After that Vinson had two long touchdown passes as he found Jayvion Hunter for 80 yards and Isaac Cantu for 71 yards. When the final horn blew the Angles walked off the field with a 34-14 victory. Vinson led the passing attack as he had 202 yards and 3 touchdowns. Imarion Holder had 75 yards and a touchdown on the ground and Cantu had 141 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns. On the defensive side Cantu and Isaiah Taylor had an interception.

Boys Soccer (4-0-1) Metro Classic Conference, 7-3-2 Overall) At SCORe on Monday night the boys soccer team faced off against St. Thomas More in a Metro Classic Conference matchup. The team played great defense and an Andrew Babington goal in the 25th minute was all the Angels needed as they were able to defeat the Cavaliers 1-0. Wednesday night the boys soccer team traveled across town to face off against The Prairie School in what has turned into a fantastic game each year. This would be be no exception as the teams battled all night long and ended in a 1-1 tie. The Prairie School got on the board early but the Angels were able to tie the game with a goal by Andrew Babington.

Girls Volleyball (0-6 Metro Classic Conference, 5-13 Overall) In front of a large crowd on Wednesday night the Angels girls volleyball team would put on a great show as they faced off against Wilmot in a non-conference game. After losing the first set 19-25, the Angels battled in the 2nd set to win 26-24. The Angels fell in the 3rd set 16-25 and were narrowly defeated in the 4th set 24-26 as Wilmot was able to finish off the 3-1 victor. Londyn Pardo led the team with 7 assists, 1 kill and 3 blocks. Aniyah Price chipped in 6 kills, 1 block and 1 ace and Katie Winkler had 3 assists, 3 kills and 2 aces. Playing in back to back days, the Angels traveled to Palmyra-Eagle on Thursday night for a non-conference game. Unfortunately for the Angels, they weren’t able to put together a full game as they were defeated by Palmyra-Eagle 10-25, 16-25, 13-25. Kaleah Conley came off the bench and provided a spark for the Angels as she had 2 kills and 1 ace.

Boys Volleyball (1-4 Southern Lakes Conference, 2-11 Overall) Thursday night the St. Catherine’s/Lutheran/Prairie boys volleyball team traveled to Waterford for a Southern Lakes conference game. The Angels weren’t sharp in their execution and ultimately fell to the Wolverines 15-25, 13-25, 12-25. Saturday the Angels boys volleyball team traveled to Homestead High School for their annual tournament. The Angels played well and were able to get some new faces into some games. Unfortunately for the Angels they fell in each of their 3 matches. In their first match against Fond Du Lac the Angels lost 8-25, 9-25. Caleb Scott led the team with 3 kills and Lucas Adams had 6 assists. In their next match the Angels faced off against Shorewood and played them extremely well. Shorewood would ultimately win the match as they defeated the Angels 25-21, 25-20. Caleb Scott led the team with 6 kills and 3 blocks. Ja’Nyus Lockridge had 5 kills, Parker Kauzlarich had 4 digs and Lucas Adams had 13 assists. In their last match of the day the Angels faced off against Racine Horlick/Park. The Angels were able to win the first match 25-22 before falling in the next 2 sets 17-25, 11-15. Lucas Adams led the way with 16 assists, 2 kills and 1 block. Caleb Scott had 7 kills while Ryan To had 4 and Ja’Nyus Lockrdige had 3. Parker Kauzlarich had 4 digs and Jim Billman had 2 aces.

Girls Tennis (1-4 Metro Classic Conference, 2-11-1 Overall) Monday the St. Catherine’s/Lutheran girls tennis team traveled to Kenosha to participate in WIAA Sub-Sectionals hosted by Kenosha Bradford. Unfortunately for the Angels they would not have anyone move on, however they played tremendously and their skills developed throughout the entire season. Dayjia Brown-Frazier was able to come away with a victory as she defeated her opponent 6-3, 4-6, 10-8.

Cross Country Cross country did not have any meets this week. Their next meet is the Metro Classic Conference meet at UW-Parkside on 10/14.

Girls Swim Tuesday night the PSC Aquatics team traveled to Elkhorn for a double dual with Elkhorn and Whitewather. The team swam extremely well and continues to improve as the year goes along. Riley Saenim also set a new team record in the 100 meter fly. Below are the top performers of the night.

  • Riley Saenim

    • 100 meter fly (2nd, 1:21.44)

    • 50 meter free (3rd, 32.47)

  • Sophia Reeser

    • 400 meter free (4th, 6:22.50)

  • 200 Meter Medley Relay

    • Team consisted of Riley Senim, CC Berkey, Kayla Craft and Sophia Reeser (4th, 2:48.75)

  • 200 Meter Free Relay

    • Team consisted of CC Berkey, Riley Saenim, Kayla Craft and Sophia Reeser (4th, 2:25.69)

Upcoming Angel Athletic Events Monday October 9th

  • No games/events/meets scheduled

Tuesday October 10th

  • Boys soccer @ Martin Luther @ 6:30pm

  • Girls volleyball vs. Racine Lutheran @ 6:30pm

Wednesday October 11th

  • Boys soccer vs. Dominican @ Pritchard Park @ 6:30pm

Thursday October 12th

  • Boys volleyball @ Burlington @ 6:30pm

Friday October 13th

  • Football @ University School of Milwaukee @ 7:00pm

Saturday October 14th

  • Boys volleyball Southern Lakes Conference Tournament @ Westosha Central @ 8:30am

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

Be Safe - Be Healthy - Be Positive



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