Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Two Crusader Girls Soccer Players Recognized

from Madison's PrepZone.Com --

Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association ALL-STATE TEAM

First team, Forward: Nikki Condit, senior
Honorable mention, Midfielder: Karly Lentz, senior

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sad news...

With sadness, we announce the passing of Terese (Prochazka) Heimer, of the CMH Class of 1983.

From the announcment at today's JSOnline.Com --

[Terese] passed away peacefully after a 4 year battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Watertown on Friday, July 1, at 11 AM with the Monsignor Daniel Ganshert presiding.

Burial will be in St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery in Watertown. Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the church on Friday from 9 AM until the time of the Mass. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or to the Paws for Purrs in Oconomowoc.

Survivors include her husband, Brett of Oconomowoc along with other family and friends.

Requiescat in pace.

OK, now I have to get an IPad!

To all six of my siblings...remember, my birthday is in July!

CMH Outreach at Fiesta Waukesha

Organized by La Casa de Esperanza, and underwritten by Waukesha State Bank, Fiesta Waukesha is a great celebration of community spirit for the entire family. For the first time, CMH had an information booth and students, staff, and alumni represented us to the Waukesha families in attendance.



On Sunday afternoon the CMH boot was staffed by (top row) CMH alum, Dolores Ocampo Brown '95 and Sergio Rodriguez '13; (bottom row) Melanie Kohls '12 and Maria Howe '11.

Special thanks to CMH parent Diana Banda-Martinez who was the organizer for us. Thanks to everyone who helped out.


Saturday, June 25, 2011

SIX CMH STUDENTS ATTENDING BUSINESS PROGRAM

LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ATTENDING BUSINESS PROGRAM
Wisconsin Students to Learn About the Real Business World


Madison — Nearly 160 Wisconsin students will participate in this year’s Business World program at Edgewood College in Madison June 26–29. Celebrating its 30th anniversary as a WMC initiative, Business World provides hands-on business experience for students and teaches them about the challenges facing business. The program is sponsored, developed and delivered by the business community of Wisconsin, and since its inception, has educated nearly 14,000 high school students from across the state.

During the Business World first-year program, student participants will be divided into teams of 10-12, who function as an imaginary “company” for the program. With the task of turning their company into a financial success, they will create a unique product, develop marketing strategies, and design a commercial. In addition, students interact with guest speakers, tour local companies and compete in an online business simulation.

Business World also has an advanced program component, where students who successfully completed the first-year program may return for a more advanced session. The advanced program students focus on the bigger picture of business including marketing and ethics, and they help mentor the first year students.

The hands-on activities focus on career preparation and workplace skills for success. The programs also include workshops, interesting speakers, and tours, allowing the students to explore career and education options available here in Wisconsin. It is an opportunity that will enable students to prepare for their future in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.

Business World is sponsored, developed, and produced by the WMC Foundation, the educational division of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. It is supported by donations from corporations, foundations, and individuals who believe the next generation of leaders should have a clear understanding of the real world of business and the importance of the free market system in which we live. Visit www.wibusinessworld.org for more information.

Representing CMH are:

Jordan Kaerek
Justin Lee
Katherine Masterson
Jacqueline Pierce
Danny Prager
Thomas Rosecky

Friday, June 24, 2011

CMH's Lau Recognized

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

WHO’S NEWS
2011 Christian Athletic Scholarship Awards Banquet


Pictured from left are: Martha Radtke from New Berlin West, Female Christian Athlete Award for $2,000; Ryan Lau from Catholic Memorial, Doug Baker Christian Leadership for $5,000; Nicholas Schmidlkofer from Brookfield East, Male Christian Athlete Award for $2,000; and Jamie Helwig from Kettle Moraine, Garrett Becker Award for $2,000. A $500 scholarship was also awarded to two eighth-grade students going on to Lake Country High School. The students receiving the award were Dwight Moline and Grace Swanson .


WAUKESHA – The 2011 Christian Athletic Scholarship Awards Banquet was held May 15 at the Milwaukee Marriott West in Waukesha. The Christian Scholarship Foundation seeks to honor men and women who have shown tremendous effort and ability in four areas: Christian witness and service, athletic accomplishments, academic skills and school activities.


The awards are: The Divine Redeemer Award, a $1,500 scholarship to a graduate of Divine Redeemer Lutheran School who will be attending Lake Country Lutheran High School; The Garrett Becker Award for $2,000 to be presented to the nominee that has displayed exceptional courage and overcome great adversity or is going into a health care field geared toward helping people with disabilities; The Male and Female Christian Athletic Scholarship, two $2,000 scholarships to awarded to students who have met all of the requirements and have had outstanding high school careers; and The Doug Baker Christian Leadership Award, which is a $5,000 scholarship given in memory of Douglas Baker, who was a member of Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church. Baker attended University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, where he played football. He is remembered for his character, leadership and love for Jesus Christ.

See my comments about "expanded" school choice...

Read the article in today's Waukesha Freeman.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Classic 8 All-Conference Boys Tennis

First Team
Singles -- Kevin Lanigan, sr.
Doubles – Matt Lawton, sr. & Dan Verbockel, jr.

Second Team
Singles -- Matt Mirsberger, soph.

Honorable Mention
Doubles -- Sean Spencer, sr. & Jake Truelove, sr.

Softball All-Conference Honors


2nd Team

Outfield -- Tia Johnson, soph.

Honorable Mention

Team Pitcher -- Rachel Ramthun, soph.

Catcher -- Samantha Schreiner, sr.

Infielders -- Lauren Krolikowski, jr.; Morgan Schneider, jr.
DP/Utility/Flex -- Rebecca Stekiel, jr.

CMH Girls Soccer well represented in All-Conference picks

2011 Classic 8 Girls Soccer All-Conference

1st Team
Forward -- Nikki Condit, sr.
Midfielder -- Karly Lentz, sr.; Ava Olson, soph.
Defense -- Annie Kalscheuer, sr.

2nd Team
Forward -- Mia Uzelac, sr.

Honorable Mention
Midfielder -- Carina Krausert, soph.
Defense -- Katie Mark, jr.
Goalkeeper -- Greta Davis, jr.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Waukesha Tennis Players Honored

WAUKESHA – Male tennis players of the year for each of the four Waukesha high schools, as selected by the Waukesha Tennis Association, are, from left: South’s Isaac Jordan, North’s Troy Laedtke, Catholic Memorial’s Kevin Lanigan and West’s Chris Nguyen.

Monday, June 20, 2011

As pressures mount...

...almost constantly from students, and from a surprising number of parents, for a college prep-school like CMH to allow student life to beome more and more akin to college life and an earlier and earlier age, I found this article to be one that every parent should carefully read.

The "Hook-Up" Culture on Catholic Campuses:
A Review of the Literature
Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education
Anne Hendershott and Nicholas Dunn
June 2011

Please keep in your prayers...

CMH art teacher, Mike Sampon. Mike's father Ed, passed away on Friday. Visitation and funeral mass will be this Thursday, June 23rd, at St. John Vianney in Brookfield. Visitation begins at 9:00am, the mass at 10:30am.

CMH Controller, Dawn Keller. Dawn's mother-in-law passed away last week. Services are being held today.

CMH Board member and pastor of St. Jerome Parish in Oconomowoc, Fr. John Yockey. Late last week Fr. John suffered a heart attacked and was rushed to the hospital for quadruple bypass surgery. He is recovering, and the prognosis is good.

Sorry, I have been remiss for a few days

So here is a Facebook-like series of quick updates --

Thursday, June 16th

Take the 6:00am Lake Express Ferry to Muskegon. Rough ride, but still the best way to get to MI and avoid Chicago traffic jams. Heading to Grand Rapids for the annual Acton University.

Get to Grand Rapids in time for a meeting with heds of school of other members of the National Catholic Honor Roll. (N.B. While the Top 50 list indicates 2010-2011, since the designations are made only every other year, we retain this recognition for another year.)

Luncheon with the Hansen Fellows. among whom are included CMH's own Mary Gentile and Randy Denk.

Friday, June 17th

Make my presentations at Acton U. -- "Divorce: Cultural and Economic Consequences" and "The Limits of the Market: Law and Moral Culture"

Work to get text and online updates regarding the Girls Soccer semi-final game. Consoled by other school presidents when I heard about the loss.

Satuday, June 18th

Beautiful, clear day, smooth as glass ride back accross Lake Michigan.

Sunday, June 19th

Two Trinity Sunday masses at St. Anthony on the Lake, Pewaukee, and a thrid with the girls soccer team and families involved in ToppSoccer.

Monday, June 20th

Back to work, and time to prepare for sixty CMH basball players and family members coming to the rectory tonight for a BBQ. Prayers for clear skies!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Crusader Baseball in full swing

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

CMH 12
Mukwonago 4


Crusaders start fast with six runs in first inning
Eleven go to bat in inning
By Jeff Hagenau Freeman Correspondent

MUKWONAGO – One big inning. That’s all the Catholic Memorial High School baseball team needed as it defeated Mukwonago 12-4 in a Classic 8 Conference game Tuesday.

The Crusaders, who improved to 3-4 in conference and 6-6 overall, scored six runs on six hits and took advantage of two errors in the top of the first inning to build momentum. Senior first baseman Matt Groehler and senior third baseman Alex Herrmann each had two-out, two-run singles to help ignite the decisive inning for Memorial, which sent 11 batters to the plate.

“Being down in the early count with two strikes, I just tried to hit the ball hard and put it in play,” said Groehler, who went 2 for 5 with a double and three RBIs. “I was seeing the ball pretty well at the plate so it was just a matter of staying confident, going with the pitch and making the most of the opportunity. With the depth of the Classic 8, there’s always some added pressure. It was just a great feeling to come through with some big hits and get on the board early.”

Senior center fielder Matt Krause and junior pinch runner Matt West each scored on errors.
The Crusaders extended the lead to 7-0 in the second on an RBI single by senior second baseman Kevin McInerny, and put the game away with five runs in the fifth. Junior left-hander Charlie Walsh was the winning pitcher, scattering seven hits with four strikeouts, two walks, a hit batsman and a balk to earn a complete-game victory. “I was hitting the corners with my fastball,“ said Walsh, who pitched out of a bases-loaded situation in the bottom of the second by forcing an inning-ending groundout.

“They’re a good hitting team, so I just wanted to go out there, throw strikes and put all the confidence in my defense to finish the job. After we built an early lead, I was able to relax a little more, hit my spots and pitch with confidence the rest of the way.

“I felt good the entire way and never really considered coming out of the game. It was just great to dig down and end on a strong note.” Memorial second-year head coach Tim Gotzler was encouraged by his team’s ability to start fast and maintain the momentum for seven innings.

“We were aggressive at the plate early in the game, and it played a big part in our success,” Gotzler said. “As that happened, we were able to build off of the momentum and play with a lot of confidence. It was nice to have a cushion and be able to build on it.

“Walsh came out with a strong effort on the mound and we backed it with steady defense. It was just good hard-fought effort the entire way.”

Sophomore shortstop Austin Bricco went 3 for 4 for Mukwonago, which dropped to 3-5 in conference and 7-7 overall. “We had some good opportunities and just couldn’t come up with the big hit to get back in the game,” Mukwonago coach John Strohbusch said. “We’re not a home run-hitting team, so we can’t afford to get behind early. Unfortunately, that’s what happened and we never quite recovered.”

A short primer on Girls soccer going to State Tourney





Come out and cheer on your Crusader girls this Friday, 3pm, at Uihlein Field!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

CMH Golf Outing a Huge Success!

Random images from a great day of golf and fun.





























CMH Golfer Drew North named Academic All-State

Subject: Academic All-State golf press release

TO: Waukesha Freeman
CC: Principal Bob Hall Coach Steve Plechaty
FROM: Bob Sullivan, Academic All-State Committee Chair
DATE: 10 June 2011
RE: Academic All-State selectees from Catholic Memorial High School

“The Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin (GCAW) is pleased to announce that Drew North of Catholic Memorial High School is an Academic All-State honoree for the boys’ golf season that just concluded. Students are nominated by GCAW member coaches if they meet the following criteria: 1) A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5, 2) participation in at least 75% of their team’s varsity matches, and 3) are at least a sophomore in high school. Drew is a student-athlete who serves as a great example to others, proving that academic and athletic successes are not mutually exclusive.

The coaches association believes it is noteworthy that 198 male golfers from around the state have been honored this year for maintaining high academic standards in the classroom while competing in varsity golf. In fact, the average cumulative GPA of this year’s 189 golfers is an exceptional 3.820.

The GCAW was formed by high school golf coaches in 1986 to help build Wisconsin's reputation for developing quality junior players by promoting golf in our schools and communities. Besides honoring both boys and girls who succeed as student athletes, the association also selects an annual All-State team for boys and girls based on their playing ability.

Crusader Girls Soccer Continue March to Defend Title

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

CMH 2
Shorewood 0

Memorial gets chance to defend crown
Crusaders record 15th shutout
By Jeff Hagenau Freeman Correspondent

PEWAUKEE – Anna Jurken’s split-second reaction made the difference. Jurken, a sophomore midfielder, scored what became the winning goal in the 59th minute as the No. 1-ranked and top-seeded Catholic Memorial High School girls soccer team defeated Shorewood 2-0 in a WIAA Division 2 sectional championship game at Pewaukee High School on Saturday. It was the 15th shutout of the season for the defending state champion Crusaders, who improved to 19-6-2 overall and advanced to face No. 3-ranked Madison Edgewood in a state semifinal game at Uihlein Soccer Park at 3 p.m. Friday.

Memorial, which has combined to outscore its four playoff opponents 13-0, claimed a state tournament berth for the sixth consecutive year. The Crusaders outshot Shorewood 9-1, generating four corner kicks and five shots on goal in the second half.

On Jurken’s goal at the 59:11 mark, Memorial senior forward Nikki Condit served up a curving corner kick from the far left side toward the middle of the goalie’s box. Jurken gained good position on the right side, immediately charged inside the box past two defenders and tapped a rolling shot between the legs of Shorewood sophomore goalkeeper Megan McMahon into the back of the net.

“It was a special moment,” said Jurken, who was instantly embraced by her teammates in celebration of the pressure-packed goal. “No one was really on me at first so I just tried to get to the ball and make something happen. That’s when I was able to get a quick touch and toe-poked it through the goalkeeper’s legs into the net.

“It was very exciting considering that I had come out of the game earlier in the half and wasn’t pleased with my performance. A few minutes later, coach (John) Burke and the rest of the staff gave me another opportunity to get back in there. I just kept working, didn’t give up and it paid off. Being an underclassman, it was a great feeling to be able to step up and make a play to help get our seniors back to state. Just thinking about it still brings a big smile to my face.”

Memorial’s second goal came as sophomore midfielder Carina Krausert scored on an assist from senior forward Milena Uzelac at the 64:09 mark. Uzelac, who maintained her focus despite being temporarily dazed from taking a ball to the face a few seconds earlier, took possession on the right side and quickly fired a strong crossing pass to Krausert.

Krausert, who was wide open to the left of the box, planted and fired a strong, line-drive shot into the right corner to help ensure a victory. “Mia (Uzelac) demonstrated a lot of senior leadership in the way she shook off the pain, stayed persistent and laid the ball off with a perfect crossing pass,” said Krausert, one of 10 sophomores on the roster. “Throughout the season, I’ve had a lot of opportunities to finish shots in that very same situation but always missed. This time when I connected with the ball, it just seemed to carry and finally went in the goal.

“Since the beginning of the season, the seniors have been very supportive and patient with the underclassmen. Because of that, it was even more meaningful to be able to get the second goal and help secure another state tournament berth. It was just a great day from start to finish.”

Burke was proud of how his team survived another difficult test and remained on its mission to capture a second straight state title. “Coming off a high profile emotional victory over Pewaukee (in Thursday’s sectional semifinals), there was some potential for a letdown, but the girls responded to the situation,” said Burke, who played 20 of the 24 players on his roster.

“During the first half, Shorewood came out and showed that they were ready to provide an extraordinary challenge. That’s when the kids dug down, continued to attack on every possession and eventually wore them down in the second half. We had ice packs on four or five different players, but our mental toughness became a huge factor. They just worked through the challenge, showed their will to win and found a way to make it happen. Shorewood, which was top-seeded in its bracket, finished the season 12-8-2 overall.

More on CMH's Lee sisters...

Friday, June 10, 2011

Crusader Girls step closer to another State Tournament




from today's Waukesha Freeman --



Crusaders defeat Pewaukee
By Jeff Hagenau Freeman Correspondent


WAUKESHA – The afternoon belonged to Karly Lentz. Lentz, a senior midfielder, scored two goals to help lead the top-seeded and No. 1-ranked Catholic Memorial High School girls soccer team to a 2-0 victory over second-seeded and No. 2-ranked Pewaukee in a physical WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal game in front of a large, enthusiastic crowd at Carroll University on Thursday.


It was the 14th shutout of the season for the defending state champion Crusaders, who improved to 18-6-2 overall and advanced to meet the winner of today’s top-seeded Shorewood vs. third-seeded Port Washington game in a sectional championship game at Pewaukee at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.


Memorial has combined to outscore its three playoff opponents 11-0. Lentz converted what became the winning goal on a penalty kick at the 12:48 mark for Memorial, which has combined to outscore its three playoff opponents 11-0. The game-winner came immediately following a Pewaukee yellow card assessed as Memorial senior forward Nikki Condit was thrown to the ground just to the left of the goalie’s box. “I just tried to stay composed and make the most of the situation,” said Lentz, one of only four seniors on the roster this season.


“Nikki (Condit) battled hard inside to create an opportunity for a penalty kick, so it was just a matter of staying calm and working through the pressure.” Lentz’s second goal came on a header in the 59th minute to successfully take advantage of a perfectly placed corner kick by Condit.


The Crusaders attempted eight corner kicks in the second half. Condit, positioned in the far right corner of the field, served up a line-drive shot toward the middle of the box. Lentz quickly worked behind a defender, perfectly timed her leap and headed the ball into the middle of the net. “The game was won on restarts because it was so difficult to get a goal off of running a play,” said Condit, noting having grown up playing soccer with Pewaukee senior goalkeeper Caitlyn Rosenberger and senior forward Riley Kirchoff. “We’ve really been working on corner kicks in practice so it was great to see Karly (Lentz) get a head on the ball and finish it off.”


Junior goalkeeper Greta Davis was a stabilizing force down the stretch, making two key saves in the final five minutes to help preserve a shutout. Memorial veteran coach John Burke was happy with his team’s intensity and tenacious effort for an entire 80 minutes. “It was a great statement game,” Burke said. “When we still had a one-goal lead in the second half, the girls responded by attacking and keeping the ball at the other end of the field. When that happened, we were able to control possession and finally convert another big goal to put the game away.


“Throughout the season, we’ve played an extremely difficult schedule and today our experience in those games paid big dividends. We just came out on a mission and delivered another dominating performance.”


Pewaukee finished the season the 21-2-1 overall. “I was very proud of our effort from start to finish,” Pewaukee coach Rick Kocchi said. “We played hard, were in the game the entire way and never backed down.”


Photos: Top -- Charles Auer/Freeman Staff Catholic Memorial senior midfielder Karly Lentz goes up for a header over Pewaukee freshman midfielder Abbey Toureen on Thursday.


Bottom -- Charles Auer/Freeman Staff Catholic Memorial senior forward Nikki Condit, left, congratulates senior midfielder Karly Lentz after Lentz’s goal in the second half of the WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal game against Pewaukee on Thursday.

Barbados?

Welcome to last night's blog visitor from St. Michael, Barbados. I hope you enjoyed reading about CMH while lounging on a south Caribbean beach.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Crusaders head into Soccer Sectional Semifinal

Girls' Soccer Sectional Semi-final Match Set for Thursday, 5pm, at Carroll University

Come out and support your Crusader girls' soccer team as they play in the WIAA sectional semi-final against Pewaukee on Thursday night at Carroll University. Kick-off will be at 5pm, and we'd like to have a big crowd supporting the girls as they work toward winning their 8th state championship!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Remember those who complained...


...about our decision to move more school days from June to August (so that the school year would finish by Memorial Day), because August was too hot for the first days of school.

Did they look at a thermometer today?

Headline at Channel 4 --

Record High in Milwaukee, the Heat Wave continues!

Hot weather and no air conditioning at CMH during the first days of classes, or doing final exams week? Hmmmm? I wonder which your student would really prefer....?

CMH Musicians Only High School Ensemble at Jazz in Cutler Park

The Catholic Memorial High School (CMH) Jazz Ensemble and Show Choir are confirmed to perform at the Les Paul bandshell in Cutler Park on Wednesday, June 8th at 7:00 pm. For the second year running, CMH student musicians will be the only high school ensemble to appear on the schedule.

“Jazz in Cutler Park offered area high schools the opportunity to perform in their summer series, and we just jumped at the chance.” said CMH instrumental and choral director Pete Lange. “It is an honor to showcase our students’ hard work and talent to the public.”

Twenty-four members of the CMH Jazz Ensemble will be featured at Wednesday’s concert, including two CMH Alumni, Philip Engsberg ’09 on the saxophone and Samuel Engsberg ’10 on the trumpet. Eleven members of the CMH Show Choir will also be performing.

Lange, a working musician, has substantial influence on the local jazz scene. The Pete Lange Quartet, where Lange plays acoustic guitar, frequently performs at various clubs and restaurants throughout Milwaukee and Waukesha County.

Jazz at Cutler Park is a free concert series that takes place every Wednesday evening from 7 to 9, at the Les Paul Performance Center at Cutler Park in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin. This year’s Jazz in Cutler Park lineup runs until Wednesday, August 3rd. For more information on Jazz in Cutler Park, contact the Waukesha Parks, Recreation, and Forestry (WPRF) Information Hot line at 262-522-9356.

State Track Recap

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

One Catholic Memorial relay team wins as expected, another pulls a mild surprise
By Daniel Mike Freeman Staff


Nick Dettmann/Conley New Service Members of Catholic Memorial’s 1,600-meter relay team celebrate after winning their event Saturday.


LA CROSSE – The Catholic Memorial High School boys track and field team entered the state meet with a relay title on its mind. The CMH girls, however, were unsure if it was a possibility.


Both teams were successful, as the boys won the 4x400-meter relay and the girls won the 4x200 relay at the WIAA Division 2 state meet Saturday. “We were working for it, but we never knew we could get it,” CMH senior Mara Aparnieks said of the relay title. “But it was in the back of our minds.”


The CMH boys had won the 4x400 relay last season, and were the highest ranked Division 2 relay on the state honor roll most of the season. “We posted some really good times earlier in the year,” senior Don Kennedy said. “We knew this could be our thing.”


Aparnieks, freshmen Madeline Davis and Emily Kern and senior Kaitlyn Hastings won the 4x200 relay in 1:45.35. “If you’re not a stud, then you’re better off making the relays what you want to do (at state),” CMH coach Chris Andacht said.


The CMH girls have put an emphasis on relay races all season. Hastings has run the 100 and 300 hurdle races in many meets, but once regionals began, she pulled out of the 300s to focus on the 4x200 and 4x100 relays. She anchored both, helping CMH to third in the 4x100. The same quartet ran third in the 4x100, finishing .05 of a second out of first place. “That was nerve-racking,” Hastings said of the 4x100.


The CMH boys team of seniors Broc Kocour, Kennedy and Kyle Deneen and sophomore anchor Sam Tiahnybik won the 4x400 in 3:22.46, two seconds faster than last year’s winning time. “We worked hard out here and it all pays off in that last event,” Deneen said.


Tiahnybik was the topseeded runner in the 400, but finished the event fourth earlier Saturday. “It wasn’t where I was hoping I’d be, but (winning the relay) made it better,” Tiahnybik said.


The CMH boys finished eighth in the team standings, and the girls were 10th. Hastings added a thirdplace finish in the 100 hurdles. “It feels good to move up,” said Hastings, who finished fifth in the race last season. “I hope to get back up (on the medal podium) next year and maybe get first or second.”


CMH junior Caleb Krause was fifth in the shot put. “What I wanted to do was get a medal,” he said. “Sixth place this year, next year hopefully first place. “I was hoping for little higher, but I got it done.”




Monday, June 6, 2011

CMH Baseball....

Tonight, 5:30pm versus Arrowhead, Frame Park. See you there.

More covereage of the Lee sisters and the drive toward success.






Twin sisters originally from South Korea push themselves to be the top two graduates in the 2011 graduating class of Catholic Memorial High School.



To read the full article, click here!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A beautiful day in LaCrosse, WI...

...for a state championship track meet.

CMH represented itself very well!


Boys 4x400 Meter Relay Division 21st Place, Catholic Memorial, 3:22.46
Broc Kocour, senior; Kyle Deneen, senior; Peter Gottsacker, senior; Sam Tiahnybik, sophomore

Boys 400 Meter Dash Division 2 – 4th Place, Sam Tiahnybik, sophomore, 50.41

Boys Shot Put Division 2 – 6th Place, Caleb Krause, junior, 51’ 4”

Boys 4x200 Meter Relay Division 2 – 6th Place, Catholic Memorial, 1:31.09
Broc Kocour, senior; Casey Townsend, junior; Kyle Deneen, senior; Don Kennedy, senior

Boys 4x100 Meter Relay Division 2 – 8th Place, Catholic Memorial, 44.19
Broc Kocour, senior; Kyle Deneen, senior; Jacob Piette, freshman; Casey Townsend, junior


Men - Division 2 - Team Rankings – 8th Place, Catholic Memorial


Girls 4x200 Meter Relay Division 2 – 1st Place, Catholic Memorial, 1:45.35
Mara Aparnieks, senior; Madeline Davis, freshman; Emily Kern, freshman; Kaitlyn Hastings, junior

Girls 100 Meter Hurdles Division 2 – 3rd Place, Kaitlyn Hastings, junior, 15.37.01

Girls 4x100 Meter Relay Division 2 – 3rd Place, Catholic Memorial, 49.77
Mara Aparnieks, senior; Madeline Davis, freshman; Emily Kern, freshman; Kaitlyn Hastings, junior

Women - Division 2 - Team Rankings – 10th Place, Catholic Memorial

Friday, June 3, 2011

CMH's Lee sisters profiled in Catholic Herald



from this week's Catholic Herald newspaper --


Twins take top honors at Catholic Memorial


...At Catholic Memorial’s commencement ceremony May 22, three-and-a-half years after their first day in the United States, Nancy Lee gave the valedictorian speech; Julie Lee presented the salutatorian address...


To read the full article, click here.

CMH Grad Receives Air Force Bronze Star




from Waukesha Patch.Com --




Air Force Col. Gregory J. Rosenmerkel [CMH '84] has been decorated with the Bronze Star Medal.

The medal is awarded to an individual who, while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, has performed a heroic act, meritorious acts or achievements, or distinguished service...

To read the rest of the article, click here!


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

2nd Annual CMH Rugby Alumni Match and Cookout

Last weekend the Crusader Girls Rugby team celebrated the end of the school year with their 2nd Annual Alumni Match and Cookout. Past players scrimmaged the current team. Prior to kickoff both teams gathered for a team prayer and then, for the record, Memorial won the ensuing match. Parents and players gathered and celebrated with a short cookout afterwards.



Alumni Team Picture:
Top Row: Erin Davis (’10), McKenna Smith (’09), Lauren Maddente (’08), Casey Hamill Barth (’09), Amanda Pohle (’09), Erin Reilly (’10), Sadie Abler (’09), Megan Smith (’10), Katie Schober (’08)

Front Row: Emily Schober (’10), Anita Dillett (’10), Jamie Strike (’09), Kayla Reilly (’09), Emme Pesci (’09)

Not pictured: Michelle Pless ('10)


According to CMH tradition, team prayer, with both the present team and the alums, was a key part of the event.