Saturday, October 31, 2009

WARNING -- Poignant Editorial Content

I could not find a link to the Journal-Sentinel printing of an Associated Press story, but did find it at the Fort Wayne News Sentinel.

Churubusco girls sue over discipline
ACLU: Punishment for posting photos on MySpace violated free speech.

by Charles Wilson of the Associated Press

The story is about two Indiana high school girls who were disciplined under their school's Athletics and Honor Code with a short suspension from extra-curriculars after they published "sexually suggestive photos" on their MySpace pages. But there is one section that both interests and bothers me --

But some legal experts say that in this digital era, schools must accept that students will engage in some questionable behavior in cyberspace and during off-hours.

“From the standpoint of young people, there's no real distinction between online life and offline life,” said John Palfrey, a Harvard University law professor and co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. “It's just life.”

My question to professor Palfrey -- if kids are conflating online and offline life, why should the norms of the internet take precedence? Why shouldn't the expectation be that if you wouldn't do it in front of your parents, or in the halls of school, you should not post it to the internet?

One last thing that I noticed about the article -- the words "parent", "mother", or "father" never appear at all. Hmmmm?

Scary? Only if you're from an opposing team.

from the front page of today's Waukesha Freeman --
Standing tall, for a third-grader, between Star Wars Boba Fett and a Soldier, none other than the vaunted superhero, a Crusader football player!

All dressed in Halloween costumes, students at St. Mary’s Catholic School take part in the school’s annual Halloween Parade on Friday. About 320 students from the school took part in the parade.

Freeman Prep Profile -- CMH Senior Diane McLeod

Katie Derksen/Special to The Freeman Catholic Memorial’s Diane McLeod goes up for a block.

Katie Derksen/Special to The Freeman Catholic Memorial’s Diane McLeod has become an accomplished setter.

Soccer coverage, part 3 --

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

Robert F. Borkowski/Special to The Freeman Memorial’s Eric Schoendorf takes a tumble over the Edgewood goalkeeper and is unable to score Friday.


CMH 3, Madison Edgewood 0

Early goal helps send CMH back to title game
Third straight trip to finals for Crusaders
By Tony Mooren Freeman Correspondent

More Soccer coverage from Madison

from today's Madison.Com --

Madison Edgewood's Alex Hanna (right) battles Catholic Memorial's Karl (Miracle Boy)Kallio during a Division 2 state boys soccer semifinal Friday at Uihlein Park in Milwaukee.
Jeffrey Phelps -- Associated Press

Madison Edgewood's Dane Donnelly (right) pushes away Catholic Memorial's Joel Balicki during a Division 2 state boys soccer semifinal Friday at Uihlein Park in Milwaukee.
Jeffrey Phelps -- Associated Press

Boys Soccer Heading to State!

from today's

Crusaders cruise into state final
By Dave Boehler

...The Crusaders defeated Madison Edgewood, 3-0, Friday afternoon at Uihlein Soccer Park and have now won three semifinals in the last three years by a combined score of 9-0...

...Memorial, the first Division 2 team to reach a state final three years in a row, will play Fox Valley Lutheran at noon Saturday. Notre Dame did not make it to state...

Photos by Mark Hoffman, -- Top: Alden Bennett, Bottom: Eric Schoendorf

Thursday, October 29, 2009


from today's Waukesha Freeman --

Catholic Memorial relying on defense
Shore’s goalkeeping key

By Daniel Mike Freeman Staff

WAUKESHA – It’s not often an opponent of the Catholic Memorial High School boys soccer team celebrated a goal. The Crusaders allowed two or more goals just six times in 24 games.

It’s that defense that has the Crusaders in the WIAA Division 2 state tournament Friday. And it all starts with senior goalkeeper Tim Shore, who has allowed just 18 goals in 1,758 minutes...

The Crusaders open with a semifinal match against Madison Edgewood (14-8-1) at noon Friday at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee.

We don't cover enough from the CMH Swim Team...

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

In an article by Freeman sports writer Daniel Mike about the upcoming Classic 8 Swim Meet, after devoting a lot of column inches to Arrowhead, almost as a footnote, the paper adds:

Catholic Memorial sophomore Anna Meinholz is the defending league champion in the 100 breaststroke.

Congratulations and Good Luck!

Don't be afraid...

Catholic Memorial Haunted House
601 E. College Ave., Waukesha, WI
When: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.Thursday and Friday
Price: $5, not recommended for children under 11 years old
More:All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

FB First Round -- A BIG CMH Win!

Catholic Memorial 48
Brown Deer 14

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

Balanced Offense Outshines One Man Show
Seven Players Score TDs for Crusaders

By Chris Patterson Freeman Correspondent

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

First your studies, then you can play...

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

Robert F. Borkowski/Special to The Freeman Catholic Memorial’s Kevan Toby, No. 4, and Tim Siegler, No. 6, prepare for a block as Waukesha North’s Eric Burton prepares to pass during Saturday’s Classic 8 Conference tournament at Waukesha West.

Late addition lifts Memorial
Crusaders win Classic 8 tournament
WAUKESHA – Chad Bonis returned at the perfect time for the Catholic Memorial High School boys volleyball team. After CMH fell behind 2-0 in the title match of the Classic 8 Conference Tournament, Bonis returned from taking his ACTs and sparked the Crusaders to a 23-25, 23-25, 25-23, 25-21, 15-12 victory over host Waukesha West. “That gave us a lit bit of an emotional boost,” CMH coach Mike Hanneman said of the middle’s return. “I think it just eased everyone in there that we normally have, and it made everyone more confident.” ...

4 CMH students accepted into UWM Honors Band Festival

The UWM Bands host the 43rd Annual UWM Honors Band Festival for the region’s top middle and high school bands. This three-day pre-college event includes master classes, opportunities to work with nationally recognized wind band conductors, and performances by UWM ensembles.

Recognized from CMH --

Alec Aldred
Grace Helmstetter
Alesia Staskiewicz
Alexandria Staskiewicz

Boys Soccer -- Sectional Champions!

Highlights from Saturday's 2-0 victory over Port Washington to take the Sectional Championship.

LATE BREAKING -- From Wednesday's Waukesha Freeman --

Crusaders making fourth straight trip to state

KOHLER – Senior Alden Bennett assisted both goals as the Catholic Memorial High School boys soccer team earned its fourth straight trip to the WIAA Division 2 State Tournament by beating Port Washington 2-0 Saturday in a sectional championship game. “We lost quite a few guys from last year, so to get back again was an accomplishment for our group,” CMH coach John Bisswurm said. Sophomore Aaron Horvat and junior Nate Craft each scored first-half goals for the Crusaders (18-4-2). CMH will play Madison Edgewood at the Uihlein Soccer Park in the Division 2 semifinals at noon Friday. – Freeman Staff

Monday, October 26, 2009

CMH Athletics -- Post Season Play

Tuesday, October 27th
Football 7:00 PM @ Brown Deer

Wednesday, October 28th
Boys Volleyball 7:00 PM @ Home vs. New Berlin

Thursday, October 29th
Girls Volleyball 7:00 PM @ Home vs. Wisconsin Lutheran

Friday, October 30th
Boys Soccer 12:00 PM @ Uihlien vs. Madison Edgewood

Saturday, October 31st
Girls Cross Country 11:40 AM @ Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids
Boys Cross Country 1:40 PM @ Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids

Boys Soccer State Final @ Uihlien
Girls Volleyball 7:00 PM Sectional Final @ Milw. Luth.
Football Level 2 - TBA

CMH New York City Event

You’re Invited!
A gathering of CMH Alumni and Friends in NYC!

Thursday, November 12th
The Heartland Brewery – Times Square
127 West 43rd Street Between Broadway & 6th Avenue

NYC contact – Jennifer (Mathews) Cullert, CMH ’93 or 646-408-8824

Crusader Football Players helping others...

CMH Varsity Football players coordinate Coats for Kids Collection!

During their respective seasons, every CMH sports team is expected to organize and participate in a community service project. This season, the CMH Varsity Football players led the school in a Coats for Kids Collection. Thanks guys, for all the good work, both on and off the field.

Pictured: Matt Bernhardt, Derek Peake, Dylan Wolf, Steve Dejewski

CMH Open House a Huge Success

Check in was a breeze!

Last Thursday evening, the annual CMH Open House was a huge success. Hundreds of visitors to CMH met students, teachers, staff, and coaches. Between tours and information tables for every team, club and activity, every visitor seemed greatly impressed.

I certainly was!

Thanks to Julie Lindahl and Mary Hutchens of the Office if Admissions, the Recruitment Committee, and the hundreds of volunteers who made the evening possible.

Students represented the wide variety of clubs, including the new Project Eraser.

Many families and future students were interested in Project Lead the Way.

Representing Crusader Football were Coach Young as well as Fr. Sean O'Connell, team Chaplain.

CMH Girls Rugby Season Ends

After mounting several comebacks in a back-and-forth match Sunday for the 3rd Place final, Memorial fell just short, losing 19-26 to Vernon. Senior Anita Dillett, earning all-tournament team honors, led the Crusaders with two tries, one a 60 meter scamper through and around four tacklers. Senior Cpt. Erin Davis also earned all-tournament team honors for her dominating lineout jumps, leadership, and impressive tackling.

Tries: Anita Dillett (2), Maggie Armstrong
Conv: Anita Dillett (2)

Singing for the Poor

This coming holiday season, the CMH Choirs will be part of a charitable effort to benefit the Agape Community Center meal and outreach programs. The project, a Christmas music CD with a number of area choirs, will be made available for the 3rd year this November.

This is the first year that CMH will be involved. In addition to the music tracks recorded last week at St. Mary's Parish, the CMH Art Department has been chosen to prepare the project's cover art this year.

Pay attention to this blog and the CMH Newsletter, for more information about purchasing the "Sing for Your Supper" CD.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

CMH names new Baseball Coach

from today's Waukesha Freeman --
WAUKESHA – Catholic Memorial High School has hired Tim Gotzler to succeed retiring baseball coach Jim Rickert. Gotzler has been the varsity assistant at CMH for the past three seasons. He also spent a year prior assisting at Whitefish Bay Dominican High School.
Gotzler is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University, where he played four years and earned all-Chicagoland Collegiate Area Conference honors as a pitcher. Gotzler, a 2003 Catholic Memorial graduate, earned first-team all-conference, all-district and all-state honors in his senior year. – Freeman Staff

CMH Girls Volleyball moves to next level

from today's Waukesha Freeman --


Milwaukee Lutheran 0
Crusaders survive
CMH wins despite lackluster effort

By Mark Hutchinson Freeman Staff
...Memorial will return to the court tonight at 7 p.m. to meet East Troy in a regional final at New Berlin West. The Trojans advanced with a 25-10, 25-20, 25-19 victory over New Berlin Eisenhower on Friday. The regional champion will be at CMH on Thursday to take on either Wisconsin Lutheran or Union Grove in a 7 p.m. sectional semifinal...

Photos -- Top: Katie Derksen/Special to The Freeman Catholic Memorial junior Kelli Browning spikes over a Milwaukee Lutheran defender Friday. Bottom: Katie Derksen/Special to The Freeman Catholic Memorial sophomore Kaitlyn Hastings passes during the Crusaders’ WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal victory over Milwaukee Lutheran on Friday.

Crusader Football in State Tourney

CMH Football will go up against Brown Deer in the first round of the Division 3 State Tournament, this Tuesday, 7pm at Brown Deer.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

CMH Rugby Alum Recognized and Rewarded

Amanda Pohle [CMH '09]

San Diego, CA (October 20, 2009) - When you are captain of a rugby team it is important that you have the respect of every individual on the team, no matter if they are younger or older. Amanda Pohle earned the respect of her teammates at Catholic Memorial High School while still an underclassman. While a sophomore, she helped start the girl’s varsity team at Catholic Memorial. She was appointed captain of the side during her junior year despite the fact that there were 10 seniors on the team. But all the players respected and believed in her and within three years, Catholic Memorial took home the Midwest Division II Championship title and was in the final four for the Wisconsin state title on two more here

Nice note from a parent...

That finished with this about their son, now in college out of state --

Finally, he has been a little homesick and is thinking of transferring (he will at least stay for the year) but he has gotten involved in the church down there with their youth ministry and he went on the confirmation retreat this past weekend and even spoke during the retreat - so thanks for having such a great influence on those CMH kids - hopefully he will decide to stay but at least his faith is helping him through.

Freeman Round-Up

From today's Waukesha Freeman --


Boys Volleyball -- Classic 8 Tournament..."Round 1, which will begin at 9 a.m., pits top-seeded Waukesha West against eighth-seeded Waukesha South, second-seeded Catholic Memorial against seventh-seeded Waukesha North; third-seeded Kettle Moraine against sixth-seeded Mukwonago and fourth-seeded Arrowhead against fifth-seeded Pius."

Girls Volleyball -- State regional play... "In Division 2, Catholic Memorial will host a regional semifinal Friday against Milwaukee Lutheran. Eisenhower will visit East Troy for a regional semifinal Friday. The winners will play in the regional final Saturday at New Berlin West."

Girls Rugby -- State Tournament... "Catholic Memorial will play Verona in the third-place match Sunday at Naga-Waukee."

Even two against one can't stop him...
Robert F. Borkowski/Special to The Freeman South’s Robert Grubb, No. 51, and Turner Lynch, No. 13, cannot reach the ball spiked by Catholic Memorial’s Andrew Cobb during a Classic 8 Conference boys volleyball match this season.

3.5 out of 4 good quarters of Football

But still not enough...

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

Arrowhead 31, Catholic Memorial 13
Big last period gives Warhawks second place
CMH outscored 17-0 in fourth quarter

Now, on to the state playoffs.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Like last year, I will be in New York City in a few weeks for other business and would like to get together with CMH alums in the area. We can share a drink, share stories of old faculty, and I will bring some CMH goodies.

The plan is for an after-work, appetizers event on Thursday, November 12th at an establishment near Times Square.

More info to follow, but if you are in NYC, or will be traveling there on business at that time, mark your calendars. If you know you will come, or want to help organize, send me an e-mail!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

CMH Drama Efforts Recognized...Again!

Congratulations to the cast of this year’s one-act competition piece The Crucible.

CMH’s internationally acclaimed drama department successfully trounced ten other schools at the WHSFA district meet this past Saturday to be named top show of the weekend. The production was hailed as “incredible” by all of the adjudicators. In addition, several of the student actors are being scouted by regional theatre professionals and universities. The wild success of the show is due in large part to these superlative performances. Special recognition should also be given to the outstanding technical crew who received much praise for their splendid work.

See it for yourself November 12-15 in the CMH auditorium. This is a show that you do not want to miss. The night will also include performances from our music department and this year’s Sticky Rhinoceros troupe. We hope to see you there!

We were always taught to share...

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

Three teams share championship
Waukesha West beats North, finishes tied at top with Kettle Moraine, CMH

Monday, October 19, 2009

Since we have had a lot of reasons to talk CMH Football...

check out this clip about the 2008 Crusader Football program --

Once again, thanks to Billy Seidel and his production house.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

There's still time... forward the video invitation to the CMH Open House, this Thursday, October 22nd from 6-9pm.

Simply send this link, with your own words of encouragement, to families of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in the Waukesha area.

Tough loss for Ruggers

Sophomore Hannah McCaffery prepares to put the ball into a scrum

CMH lost to DSHA 27-0 in the girls rugby semifinals Saturday. The girls played with spirit and class. Sophomore Taylor Wolf was inspirational in her tackling and earned a 'brick' for her toughness.

The girls final match is the third place title match, Sunday, at the State Championship, at 12noon at Naga-Waukee Park off of Hwy 83 in Delafield.

Calling to congratulate Coach Young

On Friday night, when Coach Bill Young reached the milestone of 25o career victories, I was (unfortunately) at a conference in Seattle, WA. On the good side of things, Fr. Sean O'Connell, associate pastor of St. Dominic Parish in Brookfield, and chaplain to the football team, kept me up to date with text messages (lots of text messages) for each score. At the end of the game I was privileged to call Coach Young and be the first to express congratulations on the accomplishment and to convey the thanks of the entire CMH community for his years of dedication to the school.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

And the fans make the difference...

More on Coach Young's 250th Career Victory

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

Catholic Memorial 49
Pius 14

Young gets victory No. 250
Crusaders pile up 507 yards

By Chris Patterson Freeman Correspondent

WAUKESHA – For 32 years, Bill Young has coached one of the most dominant high school football programs in the state. So it seemed only fitting Friday that Young’s Catholic Memorial football team turned in its most dominating performance of the season to help its coach collect his 250th career victory. Rolling up 20 first downs and 507 yards of total offense, the Crusaders cruised to a 49-14 Classic 8 Conference victory over Milwaukee Pius at Carroll University’s Schneider Stadium.

The victory, which improved Young’s career mark to 250-92, also gave Memorial a 5-1 conference record and a 6-2 overall mark heading into Wednesday’s regular-season finale at Arrowhead. “I have a great respect and passion for the game of football and coaching football is something I knew I always wanted to do,” Young said. “I can’t possibly mention all the different kids through the years, but I’ve had an opportunity to coach some wonderful young men.

“Tonight was just a great win for our program. It was never about me. It’s always been about the kids, and it’s always been something very special to me.”

A strong defense has been the cornerstone of Young’s program. Against Pius, the Crusaders’ defense did not disappoint. Before pulling its starters with 9:40 remaining and the clock running in the fourth quarter, Memorial held Pius to just two first downs and 27 total yards on 30 plays from scrimmage covering 11 possessions. The Popes, who fell to 2-4 in conference and 2-6 overall, finished the game with minus-7 yards rushing on 13 attempts.

Conversely, the Crusaders ran wild for a season-high 367 yards rushing on 57 attempts. Junior fullback Pete Karczewski led the way with a career-high 214 yards rushing on 24 carries and scored three touchdowns, including a 31-yard touchdown reception on a screen play. “I was really proud of our line tonight,” Karczewski said. “They really blocked well and that just allowed me to do my best. “Getting to 250 was special for Coach, but it was so special for the team. We knew we had to be focused and we knew were going to have to fight for it, but once we got an edge we just took it to the finish. Coming out and winning this big helps us look for even bigger and better things later on.”

Memorial senior halfback Dylan Wolf also scored three touchdowns and finished with 88 yards rushing on only nine carries, the bulk of which came on a 61-yard touchdown run on the Crusaders’ opening play of the second half. In the first half alone, Memorial racked up 14 first downs and 316 yards of total offense, compared to just one first down and eight total yards for Pius. That one first down came on a 15-yard roughing-the-passer penalty against Memorial with 0.6 seconds remaining in the first half.

The Popes led 7-6 midway through the first quarter following a 98-yard kickoff return by Pius senior Peter Mayhew and an extra-point kick by senior Patrick Kessenich. The Crusaders had scored the game’s first points moments earlier on a 6-yard touchdown run by Wolf, but had their attempt at an extrapoint kick blocked. Following Mayhew’s touchdown, the Popes had a chance to add to their lead just two plays later when Pius junior linebacker Max Blodgett recovered a CMH fumble at the Memorial 15-yard line.

However, Pius fumbled the ball away on the next play and Memorial senior defensive tackle Mike Silas recovered at his own 14, setting up a 10-play, 86-yard scoring drive that resulted in a 21-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Dominic Zanoni to senior tight end Austin Pucylowski.

From there, the rout was on as Memorial scored touchdowns on three consecutive possessions to take a 28-7 halftime lead. “We kind of screwed up on that one kickoff, but after that, to come out and play as well as we did was just huge,” Young said. Zanoni completed 7 of 9 passes for a season-high 140 yards and two touchdowns.

Girls Volleyball Remain atop Classic 8

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

Catholic Memorial takes first place
Arrowhead tops Mukwonago for third

MILWAUKEE – The Catholic Memorial High School girls volleyball team defeated Milwaukee Pius 25-5, 25-20, 25-18 in the championship match of the Classic 8 Conference Tournament on Friday at Pius. Arrowhead beat Mukwonago 25-14, 23-25, 25-18, 25-20 for third place.

Catholic Memorial beat Arrowhead on Tuesday for the conference dual-meet title. WIAA tournament play begins next week. Kettle Moraine, which beat Waukesha West 14-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-20 for fifth place, got 16 kills in the tournament from Niki Seaberg, 27 assists from Abi Dvorak, seven aces from Sara Kelm, 28 digs from Tiffany Kapalczynski and seven blocks from Mikaela Girard. – Freeman Staff

Friday, October 16, 2009

Congratulations Coach Young!

250 Career Wins!
All at CMH.

Approaching 2000 Unique Viewings!

There is still time for you to be the one to invite interested families to next week's CMH Open House. Just send them this link --

Congratulations to the Fricano family!

I know I am a week late on this, but Congratualtions to Joe and Katherine Fricano on the birth of thier first child, Vincent Joseph Fricano. Born October 9th, weighing in at 7 pounds, 9 ounces.

Blessings to the entire family!

CMH's connection to Al's Run

I noted earlier in the week the presence of our CMH Pom and Dance Team at Al's Run and Walk to cheer on all the participants.

Another CMH connection is through CMH freshman, Andy Stasik, who has a long connection to the great, caring help provided by Children's Hospital. His report from the run...


I just want to let you know that I passed my pledge goal for Al's Run & Walk. My total right now is $3230. So thank you very much for your generous donation. Also, thank you to those who were a part of my team, Andy's All-Stars, and to the brave souls who walked with me. It was a cold day but I finished all 5 miles with my buddies.

My team this year totaled 38 people strong. A highlight of Andy's All-Stars - it was represented very well in the running division for 18 and under. My brother's friends ran and Justin Lauria-Banta took 1st place with a time of 29:23 and David Grebe took 4th place with a time of 31:24. Congrats to both of you for putting on a great show and giving my team name a good plug.

So I hope that next year's race will be moved back to the original date. There is a rumor that they are planning on doing that. I hope that you will consider joining my team again. I'm looking to increase my numbers.

Thanks again for all your help and support for Children's Hospital. It's the best care anyone could ask for.

Your friend,
Andy Stasik

Imagine the scary music getting louder...

Setting up Maniac Mansion

WAUKESHA – Catholic Memorial High School senior J.C. Peterson, left, and junior Nathan Krismer, right, hang decorations Thursday as David Pfeffer, center, a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and a 1956 graduate of the high school, holds a ladder while working to convert the building at the former convent on the school grounds into a haunted house.

This year’s Catholic Memorial High School haunted house, also known as Maniac Mansion, will be open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 23-24 and Oct. 29-30. The cost is $5. Proceeds from the event will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha

Crusader Boys Soccer Advances

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

Catholic Memorial wins in Division 2

WAUKESHA – Catholic Memorial scored a 1-0 triumph over Brown Deer on Thursday in a WIAA Division 2 regional boys soccer final at Waukesha South. Sophomore forward Mark Samuel scored at 63:58 on an assist by senior defender Karl Kallio. CMH amassed a 16-4 shotson-goal advantage and got two saves from senior goalkeeper Tim Shore. The Crusaders (16-4-1) will face New Berlin West in a sectional semifinal at Waukesha South on Thursday.

Let's have a great turn out for next week's sectional game at our home field!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Honoring some of our best

Last week Wednesday, CMH inducted a new class of members to the National Honor Society. Our juniors and seniors in this organization are great examples of scholarship, service, leadership and integrity.

Congratulations to them all!

Continuing the run for State!

CMH Boys Soccer vrs Brown Deer for the Regional Championship. 7:00pm, at our home field at Waukesha South.
Be there!
Now, a couple of pictures from Tuesday's 10-0 victory over Milwaukee School for Languages.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Coach Young chases win #250

This Friday night, in a rivalry that pre-dates the Classic 8 Conference, the CMH Crusaders take on the Pius Popes. 7pm, Carroll University Stadium.

If all goes according to plan and desire, a victory that night will be Coach Bill Young's 250th career victory. All with the Crusaders, this will make his lifetime winning percentage .727.

Let's all turn out to cheer on the Crusaders and congratulate Coach Young!

CMH Artwork heading to White House

News Just in:

Derek Schell, current Senior, not only won a National Gold Medal in the 2009 Scholastic Art Awards, his artwork has been chosen to be put on display in Washington DC, at the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities! This is a very special honor given to only a select group of award winners. His art will be on display at the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities for the next year. Government workers, education professionals, and travelers from all over the country (and world!) will see his work.

1400 and Climbing...

There is still time for you to be the one to invite interested families to next week's CMH Open House. Just send them this link --

Cheering on for a cause

The CMH Pom and Dance Team took a break from preparing for their national competition at Disney World this February, to cheer on the runners and walkers at Al's Run for Children's Hospital. At the start line they joined with members of the Marquette Golden Eagles Basketball Team.

There are more CMH students than one might imagine who, over the years, have had the benefit of great medical care at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Some were there for short term issues, others have life-long needs that keep them visiting CHW regularly.

Thanks to the Poms Girls for their public support of Al's Run and Walk!

Girls' Volleyball Sweeps Conference

from today's Waukesha Freeman --


Arrowhead 0

Crusaders sweep way to title
CMH finishes 7-0 in league

By Jeff Hagenau Freeman Correspondent

TOWN OF MERTON – Aly Kujawa had a little time to kill. Kujawa, a 5-foot-9 junior outside hitter, contributed nine kills and three blocks as the Catholic Memorial High School girls volleyball team swept Arrowhead 25-16, 25-8, 25-10 in a battle of undefeated teams to clinch the Classic 8 Conference dual meet championship Tuesday. Memorial, the second ranked Division 2 team in the state, ended the league dual season with a 7-0 record and improved to 31-9 overall...
Photos: Top -- Robert F. Borkowski/Special to The Freeman Catholic Memorial’s Greta Davis, No. 12, and Arrowhead’s Lauren Rolerat go at it at the net Tuesday at Arrowhead.
Bottom -- Robert F. Borkowski/Special to The Freeman Catholic Memorial’s Kelli Browning, left, sends the ball past Arrowhead defenders Jenny Smith, right, and Taylor Sieth during the first set of a Classic 8 Conference girls varsity volleyball match at Arrowhead High School. Memorial won in three sets to win the Classic 8 Conference championship.

Another CMH Runner Profiled

from today's Waukesha Freeman --
WAUKESHA – The Catholic Memorial High School girls soccer team will never know what Morgan Sickels might have been able to add to the program. A soccer player for eight years, Sickels decided to take some time off from club soccer her freshman year of high school and try running cross country. “I just wanted to try something different,” she said. “I thought it’d be fun. I had no idea how I’d do in it...”

CMH's Lambert 6th in State for Golf

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

CMH’s Lambert ties for sixth
By Tony Mooren Freeman Correspondent
VERONA – Catholic Memorial High School junior Isabella Lambert didn’t think much of her 79 at the WIAA state golf tournament Tuesday. She should have. She wound tying for sixth place with a 159 total that matched last year’s finish at state...
Congratulations Isabella!