Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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.
Special thanks to CMH parent Diana Banda-Martinez who was the organizer for us. Thanks to everyone who helped out.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
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:
Friday, June 24, 2011
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 .
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Outfield -- Tia Johnson, soph.
Team Pitcher -- Rachel Ramthun, soph.
Catcher -- Samantha Schreiner, sr.
Infielders -- Lauren Krolikowski, jr.; Morgan Schneider, jr.
DP/Utility/Flex -- Rebecca Stekiel, jr.
Forward -- Nikki Condit, sr.
Midfielder -- Karly Lentz, sr.; Ava Olson, soph.
Defense -- Annie Kalscheuer, sr.
Forward -- Mia Uzelac, sr.
Midfielder -- Carina Krausert, soph.
Defense -- Katie Mark, jr.
Goalkeeper -- Greta Davis, jr.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
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
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.
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
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.”
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
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.
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.
Friday, June 10, 2011
By Jeff Hagenau Freeman Correspondent
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
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
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....?
“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.
One Catholic Memorial relay team wins as expected, another pulls a mild surprise
By Daniel Mike Freeman Staff
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
Saturday, June 4, 2011
CMH represented itself very well!
Boys 4x400 Meter Relay Division 2 – 1st 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
Twins take top honors at Catholic Memorial
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...
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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)