Saturday, April 30, 2011
from WaukeshaPatch.Com --
Jog for Joey to Support High School Freshman Facing Cancer
A 5k race will be held Sunday, May 15 to benefit Joey Vaichinger, a Waukesha North student who is battling cancer.
By Adam Barndt
Freshman year of high school is a trying time for most young people. A new school, new people and new responsibilities put a great deal of pressure on young teens. One Waukesha North student, however, has to face these problems while battling cancer.
Joey Vaichinger has faced cancer not once, or even twice, but three times in his young life.
Joey was diagnosed with leukemia at 18 months old. After treatment, the cancer went into remission, but resurfaced at age 5. He received a bone marrow transplant from his brother, and for the next 10 years things were good.
Then one day this February, Joey fainted and was taken to the emergency room where doctors found a cancerous brain tumor.
Gabrielle Houk, a student at Catholic Memorial High School heard about the Vaichinger family's problems and decided to help out.
Houk organized a 5k run/walk to be held on May 15 at Catholic Memorial. The proceeds will go to benefit the Vaichinger family.
"I just want to help out the family and give them some more money for their bills and try to make the cost less for them," said Houk. "I want everyone to keep praying for the family."
Through all the troubles, Joey has kept his head up.
Joey's father, Ken Vaichinger, said the doctors call him a rockstar because he tolerated everything so well.
"He never complains or says 'Why me.' He's not that kind of guy," said Ken Vaichinger. "He's made an impression on everybody with who he is and what he does."
The run is weeks away, but already support is pouring in.
"It's absolutely overwhelming," said Ken Vaichinger. "Our church, North High School, Summit View, Butler, it's just amazing the outpouring of love that people have showed. It's like, wow, I can't believe someone would want to do something like that for us."
Friday, April 29, 2011
Photo: Benny Sieu -- The Crusaders’ Nikki Condit says playing in three state championship games has helped her team handle high expectations.
by Mark Feldmann
With excellence established, Nikki Condit wants to leave a legacy of leadership with the Catholic Memorial girls soccer team.
Condit, a senior, showed her skills last season, when she scored 34 goals, had 14 assists and set a team record with six goals in a match. She was all-Classic 8 Conference, all-state first team, and all-region. She signed a letter of intent to play with Division I DePaul.
This year Condit is a captain of the Crusaders, the defending WIAA Division 2 state champions. It's a job she has prepared for during the last three seasons.
"I always watched how the seniors and the captains have taken their time to teach the younger girls and set the example," Condit said. "I really learned a lot from that. I have tried to mesh their styles and make it my own."
Said Catholic Memorial coach John Burke: "Her leadership qualities are exceptional, and she demonstrates unconditional loyalty and devotion to her teammates." She showed that in the first match of the season. The Crusaders were down, 1-0, to Hartford, but Condit scored the equalizer and Memorial went on to win, 2-1.
She also scored a goal and had an assist against Natomas of Sacramento, Calif., in the final match of four the team played on the West Coast during spring break. Among the matches was a game against Davis Senior, ranked No. 1 in the nation. The Crusaders battled but lost, 2-0.
"It was kind of a different feeling going into the Davis game because they really didn't know how we played or who we counted on," Condit said. "We also had a nothing-to-lose feeling. I thought we played really well against them, especially so early in the season for us. That will only help us the rest of the season."
Condit has six goals and three assists for the Crusaders (7-2-1) heading into the 16th-annual Laura Moynihan Catholic Memorial tournament this weekend. All three defending state champions - Verona, Catholic Memorial and New Holstein - will participate.
First-round matches will start at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Uihlein Soccer Park. Second-round matches, and seventh-, fifth- and third-place matches, will be at Uihlein on Saturday. The championship match will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the newly christened Laura Moynihan Field at UW-Milwaukee's Engelmann Stadium.
The Crusaders have won the tournament 10 times, including last season with a 1-0 win over Brookfield East. Memorial expects always to be competitive in the annual event and in the postseason.
Condit has been to three straight Division 2 championship matches. After losing in 2008 and 2009, both by 1-0 scores, the Crusaders beat Grafton, 1-0, for the title last season.
"The expectations have always been there, but every year they are there. We have been able to handle it better and better," she said. "We concentrate on making each other better. If we start thinking about anything else, it could become pretty stressful."
Thursday, April 28, 2011
WAUKESHA – Host Catholic Memorial will be the defending champion in the 17th annual Laura Moynihan Catholic Memorial Invitational girls soccer tournament Friday and Saturday. “I created the tournament in 1995 to honor my friend, Laura Moynihan, who died of cancer in 1992,” Memorial coach John Burke said.
All three 2010 state champions are in the field. Catholic Memorial beat Brookfield East 1-0 in last year’s championship game and went on to win the Division 2 state title.
The tournament will be played at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee. Friday’s 5:30 p.m. quarterfinal games have Catholic Memorial playing Verona, Muskego taking on Neenah, Grafton playing Madison West and Milton playing New Holstein.
Competition will resume at 10 a.m. Saturday, with the championship game set for 2:30 p.m. Catholic Memorial is the top-ranked team in Division 2, while Neenah is ranked fifth and Grafton ninth in Division 1. Neenah lost to eventual champion Verona 3-2 in the 2010 Division 1 state semifinals.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
CMH athletes benefit from 38 years of coaching experience
WAUKESHA – John Gabelbauer isn’t sure how long he’ll continue to coach at Catholic Memorial High School. He said he may have lost a step from when he began coaching track and field 38 years ago, but he still enjoys every practice and does not see that changing soon. Freeman Assistant Sports Editor Daniel Mike recently had a conversation with the 2011 inductee into the Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame about his coaching and teaching careers at Catholic Memorial:
Q: How did you get involved in coaching?
A: I was teaching in Milwaukee at the time and was a graduate of Memorial. I had gone to a couple of meets out of college and I knew their track coach was resigning. I talked to (athletic director) Tony Kaboord and he said, “Well, you think you can do the job?” I said, “I’ll try,” and he hired me. That was in 1974, and I’ve been there ever since.
Q: How did you wind up teaching at Memorial?
A: I coached the girls in ’73 and the boys in ’74, then Tony helped me get a teaching job as well. I started teaching in the fall of 1974.
Q: What made you stick with coaching so long?
A: I’ve had some good help along the way. Geoff Steinbach, the longtime Waukesha North and Arrowhead coach, helped me in the beginning. My good friend in high school, Pat Dobyns, helped along the way early on, then Chuck Bova came in 1982 and we took off from there.
Q: What do you think has been the key to success throughout the years?
A: I want to try to coach, for example, every one in my distance group, not just the varsity guys but the jayvee guys, and help them progress and get better. The guys who coached with me over the years – Bova, Bill Affeldt, Bill Young – they all had the same philosophy. From varsity guys through the freshmen, everyone gets instruction, gets time, gets expertise.
Q: What do you teach at Catholic Memorial?
A: World history and criminal justice. I’ve been teaching at Memorial for 37 years and 41 total. I taught at a small Catholic school in Milwaukee, St. Stephens, which is now closed. I taught history and sociology for years. Then, I wanted to start something new toward the end of my career. I was interested in law, so I got the criminal justice thing going.
Q: With track being such a time-consuming sport – from daily practice to weekend meets – was there ever a time where you thought enough is enough?
A: I’ve always had a lot of energy. I still do, not as much as I had in the past, certainly, but the rewards are still there. I’m starting to run out of gas, but I still enjoy the kids, still enjoy the sports and I’m still getting something out of it and the kids are, too.
Q: Did you coach other sports besides cross country and track?
A: I was the girls basketball coach for 12 years, from 1977 to 1989. We had some pretty good teams there. We went to two state tournaments in ’83 and ’87. Q: Why did you step aside from girls basketball?
A: I was coaching three sports, and that took a toll. I’ve also coached cross country for 33 years. In 1989, I was going to do one of two things: I was going to stay in basketball and step aside in cross country and track and just coach basketball and pump everything into that, or I was going to take the winter off and coach cross country and track. Basketball was very rewarding for me, so it was a tough decision. Football’s the hardest sport to coach, and basketball is right up there, too.
Q: Have you always been a runner?
A: I was in cross country and track, and I was very average. I was on the basketball team my freshman and sophomore years, and that was very average also. I liked the sports, I liked the participation and I enjoyed practice. Not too many kids do, but I did. When I started coaching, especially in basketball, I enjoyed practice. I enjoy the teaching part of it.
Q: What does your coaching future hold?
A: I’ve got a good staff. I’ve been coaching with Bill Affeldt and Bill Young for years. They’re good friends of mine. We’ll stay in it together for as long as it still feels good. We’ll probably all go together.
Q: What has it been like coaching at your alma mater?
A: My high school coach, Pat Dillon, was very influential in me becoming a coach. He was my JV basketball coach and track coach. He was the football coach but was my cross country coach my senior year. He was a great influence to say the least. It’s been a lot of fun to coach at Memorial. All of sudden, I got to be 62 years old and I realized it’s been a lot of years. I never really thought about it along the way.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Catholic Memorial golfers win
Bohrer’s 37 leads way
WAUKESHA – Patrick Bohrer was meet medalist to help the Catholic Memorial High School boys golf team win the second Classic 8 Conference mini-meet of the season.
Memorial shot a 161 at Merrill Hills Country Club to finish three strokes ahead of Arrowhead, which leads the conference standings, and four strokes ahead of Kettle Moraine, the state’s top-ranked team. Waukesha West finished fourth.
Three golfers shot 39 – Memorial’s Dylan Allen, Kettle Moraine’s Nic Johnson and Arrowhead’s Matt Ross. Allen was Memorial’s No. 5 golfer.
Kettle Moraine’s Ryan Franklin shot 40. At 41 were Arrowhead’s Kyle Driscoll and John Langhoff, West’s Cody Neu and Pius’ Andy Krupp. At 42 were Memorial’s Corey Stanislawski, Mukwonago’s Pete Heinemann and West’s Colton Duwe.
Waukesha North was led by Nate Hawkins with a 44. Waukesha South did not compete because of absences over the Easter vacation.
Coach: ‘I want my three daughters to be like her’
By Tony Mooren Freeman Correspondent
WAUKESHA – John Burke labels Nikki Condit “one of the finest captains I’ve ever had.” The label comes with a quick addendum from the Catholic Memorial High School girls soccer coach: “And that’s saying a lot after players such as Leslie Osborne and Jenny Baumann.”
Which is saying an awful lot because Osborne was the state’s first player on a U.S. World Cup team, and Baumann is a former state Player of the Year and high school all-American. “Nikki is of that caliber – a tremendous leader. One of the best compliments I can give her is I want my three daughters to be like her,”
Burke said. “She has that desire to set a great example. She recognizes that many girls look up to her and feels that responsibility acutely. She lives every day knowing that if she makes good decisions, others will be influenced by them. And she’s had that mind-set since a young age.”
Condit, a senior whose family lives in Pewaukee, began playing soccer when she was 4 years old and “absolutely fell in love with it” for a myriad of reasons. “My family did a lot of moving around and there are soccer fields everywhere,” she said. “So they’re like a piece of home everywhere, and when you’re on the field, you can forget outside distractions. “And it’s not just scoring goals or winning. It’s the closeness and camaraderie of teammates. We’re like a family, and having teammates there to support you and pick you up when you’re down is great.”
Condit, a member of the state’s top-11 team last season, has had few reasons to be down much while attending Memorial with the Crusaders advancing to three straight WIAA Division 2 championship games and winning the title last season with her as the leading scorer.
Many times Condit is involved in the decisive goals. One of her fondest recollections is scoring a goal to beat Pius in overtime this season. “I got a great ball from Karly (Lentz) and what was neat about it is right before the overtime, coach Burke said, ‘Condit, now’s your time to put the game away.’ It was a tremendous moment after we won with everyone running up and celebrating. My teammates are so patient with me and I owe them so much.”
As of early last week Condit had scored 143 points on 55 goals and 33 assists in her career at Memorial. She holds school records for most goals (six) and most points (14) in a game. “Over the past four years she’s absolutely the Most Valuable Player we’ve had and not only because she’s a pure goal scorer,” Burke said. “She always seems to come through in big games and has a competitive spirit beyond what you see in most players. And she’ll battle through injuries and fatigue. But then there’s her leadership.”
Burke has his players involved in a TOPSoccer program that brings athletes together with children who have special needs. “When someone is really challenging, I’ll turn to Nikki,” Burke said. “She’s wonderful with the children. She has infinite patience and it’s even more impressive watching her with those children than it is watching her on a soccer field.”
One of Burke’s three daughters, Molly, was diagnosed with leukemia during Condit’s sophomore season. “That was an earth-shattering event for his family and me,” Condit said. “As soon as it happened, something had to be done to put a positive spin on it.” Her solution was a quote from Crime and Punishment: “Be of great heart and fear less.” She had bracelets made with the quote and Molly Burke’s name on them, sold them with proceeds going to a scholarship fund at Memorial and wears one on her left cleat every game.
On the field, Burke sees Condit as a player who is “extraordinarily quick. In a 5-yard area she’s about as quick as anyone I’ve seen, she can change direction on a dime and is also extraordinarily comfortable with the ball.” Condit sees herself as someone with creativity, savvy and good field awareness. “Sometimes I’m able to work through problems quickly – see a team’s weakness and exploit it,” she said.
She works on her shooting the most, either staying after practice or at her house where she has a rebounder. “I wasn’t thinking about college at all until high school,” she said. “Once I realized how much I truly loved the game and how much I was willing to sacrifice. I started to think about playing in college.”
Condit already is a twotime first-team all-Classic 8 Conference selection – she was second-team her freshman season – and has accepted a scholarship to play for DePaul University in Chicago. “I’m extremely excited about where I’m headed,” she said. “I’m going to miss Catholic Memorial but I’ll stay close. Sometimes I’m really surprised when I look back a little and it’s kind of cool. I hope I had a positive impact, and it will be exciting to watch other players in the program take over.”
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Dear CMH Family:
“Do we really desire him? Are we anxious to meet him?” Pope Benedict posed these questions during his Holy Thursday homily. As a great Catholic high school, CMH not only teaches the facts of Church history, the patterns of a sacramental life, and the processes of theological thought, but we strive to inspire a desire to meet the Lord, and to stoke an anxious hope to encounter him in daily life.
So much of what we do as a school can be measured. But, how do we gauge our success in inspiring desire or fostering hope? One way to do this is to seek an answer to the next question – What will you do in your life because of your encounters with Christ?
Lent at CMH has been a wonderful season of prayer, in addition to weekly prayers services we had an all-school mass for Ash Wednesday and another to bless our junior confirmands and seniors going on retreat. We have celebrated a season of penance – over and above the students’ individual commitments to sacrifice, the priests who assisted at our communal penance service here at school, or who drove all the way up to Lake Delton for the senior retreat, all spoke highly of the maturity, seriousness, and prayerful insight of our students. Most outwardly though, we at CMH have had a profound Lenten season of almsgiving or, as we like to say it – Caritas in Omnibus.
The Haunted House kids and Boys Soccer team raised funds to send 29 WWII vets on an Honor Flight. The Girls Soccer team took time while touring in California to volunteer at a homeless shelter. The International Outreach Club ran a weekly coffee stand to aid Haitian relief. The Pro-Life Club offered prayerful witness in front of an abortion clinic. These are but a few examples of all that our CMH students and volunteers do in charitable love and service. These, and so much more, are signs of what results when young people are inspired and hopeful not only to meet the Lord each day, but to bring His love to the world.
My friends, in my opinion, Lent has borne great spiritual fruit at CMH. I am confident then that the grace of Christ’s Easter resurrection will bless our hopeful hearts all the more. When we return on Tuesday, we must remain focused on academics and social responsibilities. But, most importantly, we must build on the fruits of Lent and the graces of Easter so that the spiritual growth we have experienced will continue to have profound and positive effect for weeks, months, and years to come.
Be assured that all members of the CMH family will be prayed for in my Easter masses. I ask that you do the same in your celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection. In close, please allow me this opportunity to thank all of you who so devotedly support CMH and its mission. The Crusader Fund continues to grow and the Auction was a huge success. Special thanks to all who will offer their support between now and the end of the year so that we can reach all of our fundraising goals.
Easter Blessings to you and your family.
Our Lady of Memorial, pray for us!
Very Reverend Paul B. R. Hartmann, CMH ‘84
In their final tuneup before heading off to the Midwest Tournament next week, Catholic Memorial High School (5-0) hosted Muskego and Wauwatosa at Minooka Park, on Thursday afternoon.
The Crusaders scores early and never looked back against Muskego. Senior captain Maggie Armstrong scored four tries, as did juniors Sara Dillett and Kayla Henschel. Junior Katie Dries was striking her kicks extremely well, converting six two-point kicks after tries.
The best match of the day was the back-and-forth tussle with Tosa and CMH JV (3-0-1). Freshman Becca Silas scored a try as time expired to pull the Crusaders ahead in a narrow 3-try to 2-try battle.
CMH 77 Muskego 0
Tries: Armstrong (4), Henschel (4), Dillett (4), McCaffery (1)
Conv: Dries (6)
CMH JV 15 Wauwatosa 12
Tries: Katlyn Breidel, Rebecca Haight, Becca Silas
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Between games, the Crusader Girls brought the CMH tradition of Caritas in Omnibus to the Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center where they sorted donated clothing and assembled Easter Baskets for needy children.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Many of the CMH kids volunteering at the Brat Fry were Crusader Boys Soccer Players. They decided to dedicate their work last Sunday in Honor of Bob Smart, CMH alumni parent, and present grandparent, and a WWII vet himself who passed away last week never having been able to get to Washington, DC to see the WWII memorial.
Nature cooperated greatly in the event. A brat fry fundraiser scheduled for the day before had to be cancelled due to rain, sleet, wind, and freezing temperatures. Not so for CMH.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Last Thursday, CMH had the pleasure of hosting 32 students and 4 teachers from the Ashlawn School in the UK. In fact, they are located in town called Rugby in Warwickshire.
Not coincidentally, it was our CMH Rugby coach and English teacher, John Waliczewski, who coordinate this great experience.
During the course of the day, each of the Ashlawn students shadowed with a CMH student. Special segments of the day were devoted to the Ashlawn Boys learning about American football from Coach Young, and the Ashlawn girls trying their hand at basketball with Carol Kennedy.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Hot Dogs -- 40
Burgers -- 130
Brats -- 360
Bake Sale -- $365
Brat Sale -- $844
Outright donations to Honor Flight -- $2074
Enough funds raised this year to send 29 veterans on an Honor Flight in memory of the 29 for whom CMH is a living memorial -- PRICELESS
Thank you to everyone who has supported this great effort!
Last Thursday, six CMH seniors pursuing the art component of the International Baccalaureate program, were interviewed, questioned, and evaluated by an IB representative.
Thursday evening, the seniors presented their portfolio of works to community in an art show and individual presentation.
top - Madison Sternig - Painting
middle - Kevin Koprowski – Mixed Media
below - Erin Petersen – Digital Imagery
OF NOTE: 100% of CMH’s Art students have received passing marks on their IB Visual Arts examinations since the program’s inception with most students receiving a mark of 5 or higher on a 0-7 mark scale.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
St Charles 7
Tries: Kayla Henschel, Maggie Armstrong, Lynsey Bluma, Hannah McCaffery, Becca Silas, Hannah McCaffery (Pen. Try)
Conversion Kicks: Katie Dries (4)
In blustery conditions, The CMH girls rugby team defeated St Charles 38-7 at the Marquette University Women's Rugby Spring High School Rugby Showcase. Junior Cpt Hannah McCaffery played inspired rugby with a dozen tackles, two try-scoring runs, great ball distribution, and multiple quick kicks. The Crusader forwards put in an impressive display of scrums and lineouts that helped CMHS control possession. Junior forward Taylor Wolf, returning to the field after missing last fall, also led by example with several darting runs through the defense.
The Crusader JV girls followed the varsity victory with their best performance of the season. From the kickoff, Memorial's speed and tacklnig skills helped them to a comfortable 51-5 victory. Freshman center Rebecca Haight used her shifty moves and sprinter's speed to race to three tries. Sophomore Erin Sommers made an impressive debut in the backline and set up several tries, and most importantly the Memorial forward pack were able to control posession in a wonderful team effort. Forward Cpt Amy Gogin and freshman Nora Tighe epitomized their effort, with several strong runs and rucks. Putting up that many points in deteriorating weather was remarkable.
CMHS JV 51
Tries: Rebecca Haight, Holly Bohlman, Megan Heim, Erin Sommers, Julie Else,
Rebecca Haight, Cecillia Navarette, Rebecca Haight, Megan Heim
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
CMH soccer team shuts out Oak Creeek
OAK CREEK – The Catholic Memorial High School girls soccer team allowed no shots on goal for the third straight game, beating Oak Creek 5-0 in a nonconference game Wednesday.
Senior forward Nikki Condit had two goals and an assist for the Crusaders (5-0-1 overall). Senior forward Milena Uzelac had two goals for CMH, and senior midfielder Karly Lentz had one.
Sophomore midfielder Carina Krausert had two assists for the Crusaders, and sophomore forward Julie Fischer had one.
PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP
Condit delivers game-winner for Crusaders
CMH beats Pius in OT
– Freeman Staff
WAUKESHA – Senior forward Nikki Condit scored in the 88th minute to give the Catholic Memorial High School girls soccer team a 1-0 overtime victory over Pius in a Classic 8 Conference game Tuesday.
Senior midfielder Karly Lentz assisted the goal as CMH improved to 4-0-1 overall and 1-0 in the Classic 8.
The Crusaders outshot Pius 22-0, but Pius senior goalkeeper Erin Sullivan made 21 saves.
The shutout was the eighth straight in conference play dating back to last season.
WAUKESHA – Catholic Memorial High School beat Pius 7-0 in a Classic 8 Conference dual Tuesday.
Senior Kevin Lanigan won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1 singles for the Crusaders, sophomore Matt Mirsberger won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2, freshman Mike Mirsberger won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 and sophomore Tim Heyerman won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4.
Senior Matt Lawton and junior Dan Verbockel won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles for CMH, seniors Sean Spencer and Jake Truelove won 6-0, 7-6 at No. 2 and seniors Brian Lanigan and Chris Hughes won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
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PREP GOLF PREVIEW
Catholic Memorial Boys
Good mixture for Crusaders Memorial has experience, depth on roster
– Freeman Staff
WAUKESHA – Catholic Memorial High School boys golf coach Steve Plechaty sees a good mixture to this season’s team. The Crusaders return three players from last season’s Classic 8 Conference third-place team that advanced to the WIAA Division 2 state tournament last season. And the underclassmen stepping in could help the Crusaders battle in the Classic 8.
“We have a nice mix of senior experience, depth from the JV team and a strong freshman class,” Plechaty said. “Our goals remain the same: be competitive in the tough Classic 8, improve each week and qualify for state.”
Senior Patrick Bohrer averaged 41.6 per nine holes last season for CMH, and senior Drew North averaged 42.5. Junior Marco Blise was a third-team all-Classic 8 pick last season and averaged 40.5.
They are the three returning golfers from last season’s team that won its sectional and finished sixth at the Division 2 state meet. Junior Cory Stanislawski averaged 42 per nine holes on the junior varsity last season, and sophomore Matt Petry’s 43.1 average was tops for last year’s freshmen.
Plechaty also is looking for freshmen Dylan Allen and Dan Prager to contribute to this season’s varsity team.
The Crusaders lost Chad Bonis to graduation. Bonis finished seventh at the Classic 8 18-hole finale, and he was an honorable mention all-state selection. Also lost to graduation is Sean Harvey, who was a thirdteam all-Classic 8 selection last season with a 40.8 ninehole average.
Plechaty sees defending league and Division 1 state champion Arrowhead as a favorite for the Classic 8 title. Kettle Moraine, which finished second at the Classic 8 finale and fourth at the Division 1 state meet, is another team Plechaty sees contending for the Classic 8 title.
CLASSIC 8 CONFERENCE INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Record book takes a hit Runners set 11 marks
By Daniel Mike Freeman Staff
Catholic Memorial junior Kaitlyn Hastings set a record of 8.83 in winning the 60 high hurdles
Photo Credit: Robert F. Borkowski/Special to The Freeman Catholic Memorial’s Kaitlyn Hastings won both hurdle races at the Classic 8 Conference Indoor Championships on Saturday, setting a meet record in the 60-yard high hurdles.
WAUKESHA – Sophomore midfielder Ava Olson had two goals and an assist to lead Catholic Memorial to a 5-0 nonconference victory over University School of Milwaukee on Saturday.
Memorial, ranked first in the state in Division 2 and 17th in the country by the national soccer coaches association, improved its record to 3-0-1.
Senior forward Nikki Condit, sophomore forward Julie Fisher and freshman defender Tori Hodorowski also scored goals for Memorial, while senior forward Mia Uzelac had two assists and sophomore midfielder Carina Krausert had one assist for Memorial, which outshot University School 23-0. Condit’s goal was the 50th of her high school career.
Monday, April 11, 2011
IB Visual Arts Senior Exhibition
Exhibit open from 5:30 – 7:30 P.M.
(Take-down at 7:30pm)
Each of the eight exhibitors will give 5-minute presentations on their work beginning at 6:00 and concluding at 6:45 P.M.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Photo credits:Robert F. Borkowski/Special to The Freeman: Top -- Lauren Krolikowski received honorable mention all-conference in the infield last season. Bottom -- Brian Johnson, the head softball coach at Catholic Memorial High School, gives instructions during practice Monday.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
April 17 brat sale hopes to raise needed funds
By Andrea Budde
Sixty-two years ago, Catholic Memorial High School (CMH) was established as a living memorial for the 23 soldiers from St. Joseph's Parish in Waukesha who died during World War II. To honor those 23 men, CMH is trying to raise $11,500 to send 23 WWII veterans to the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. through the Honor Flight program.
CMH students have already held several fundraisers for the Honor Flight program. Every year, nearly 100 CMH students work together to host a haunted house with proceeds donated to a specific cause. This past fall, CMH used the haunted house as an Honor Flight fundraiser and raised $10,000.
On April 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., CMH will be holding a brat stand and bake sale at Piggly Wiggly in Hartland in an attempt to raise the last $1,500 needed to send the 23 veterans to D.C.
"All these vets that worked so hard and fought for us really deserve to spend a day in D.C.," CMH senior Maggie Armstrong said. Senior Michael Oyervides said "(the vets) all sacrificed to help so we just want to give a little bit back."
Oyervides said that around 30 students have spearheaded the effort to raise funds for Honor Flight.
Donations for CMH's fundraiser can be sent to Catholic Memorial High School c/o Joli Krismer, 601 E. College Ave, Waukesha, WI, 53186.
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BRATS FOR VETS
Who: Catholic Memorial High School students
What: Brat stand and bake sale to raise funds to send 23 veterans on the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 17
Where: Piggly Wiggly in Hartland
Donations: Send to - Catholic Memorial High School c/o Joli Krismer, 601 E. College Ave, Waukesha, WI, 53186.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The focus for this monthly mass was to prepare the Seniors for their retreat which begins tomorrow and to bless and recognize the juniors who are in the midst of the season of Confirmation clelebrations at their home parishes.
-- Catholic Memorial wins on Krausert’s goal in overtime
WAUKESHA – Sophomore midfielder Carina Krausert scored at 81:41 to give the Catholic Memorial High School girls soccer team a 1-0 nonconference overtime victory over Slinger on Saturday. .
Sophomore forward Julie Fischer assisted on the goal with a cross as the Crusaders improved their record to 2-0-1. .
“It was just a gorgeous goal, from about 16 yards out into the upper right-hand corner,” Memorial coach John Burke said. “We had just converted (Krausert) to the midfield from defender for this game. We think we'll keep her there. She’s got a lot of speed and aggressiveness.”
-- WHITEFISH BAY -- Catholic Memorial High School's softball team won two nonconference games Saturday, beating Greendale Martin Luther 15-5 and downing Whitefish Bay 17-7. Both games ended after five innings.
Junior Lauren Krolikowski, sophomore Nikki Lee and freshman Mari Klement each had two hits for Memorial against Martin Luther, with Klement driving in four runs and Krolikowski scoring three runs.
Sophomore Rachel Ramthun, the winning pitcher in the first game, went 3 for 4 with four runs and an RBI against Whitefish Bay. Krolikowski had four runds and three RBIs, while Klement had three runs and three RBIs. . .