Wednesday, May 30, 2012

CMH Softball...STUNNING!

from today's Waukesha Freeman -


NB Eisenhower 7

CMH pulls a stunner
Crusaders overcome 7-3 deficit
by Tony Mooren, Freeman correspondent

To read the Freeman coverage, click here.

To read Coach Johnson's review, check out the Facebook page Catholic Memorial Fastpitch -

4th Seeded CMH knocks off the #1 Seed New Berlin Eisenhower. What a great game; seemed like a heavyweight boxing match. We took the lead early with Lauren's lead off two-base BOMB that the wind seemed to just knock down. Mari singled and Nikki's perfect bunt scored Lauren. Mari scored on Nikki's steal. In the 4th, Morgan had an RBI single. Going into the 6th, CMH trailed 7-3. Mari lead off w...ith a hit, Nikki reached on an error, Morgan again singled home a run, then with two outs Tia had a clutch 2-RBI single to bring the game within one run. In the 7th, Lauren one-hopped the fence for her second double of the game; Mari singled, Nikki reached on a freak play, Morgan sac'd, Quinn had an RBI single, Mary Kate reached on an error, Tia got shafted by the umpires, and before you know it, Morgan makes the final out in RIGHT FIELD to preserve the win. Well Done!!!!

CMH Boys Golf wins Sectional

from today's Waukesha Freeman -


Memorial Golfers to State

FORT ATKINSON - The Catholic Memorial High School boys golf team shot 314 to win the 12-team Jefferson sectional...

To read the Freeman coverage, click here.

CMH Baseball Outshines Northstars

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

Waukesha North 3

for Freeman coverage, click here.

CMH Girls Rugby off to Philly

The CMH girls rugby team departs later this week for the High School 7’s championships in downtown Philadelphia at PPL Park.  The collegiate men’s finals will be broadcast on NBC both Saturday and Sunday afternoon.  The girls will compete in pool play Friday at Drexel University and then at PPL stadium on Saturday and Sunday, if we qualify for the semifinals.  It’s a special way to cap off a remarkable year for the girls, competing “coast-to-coast” against the best teams in the country. 

7’s is the Olympic version of rugby, played with 7 players on the same size field for two seven minute halves.  It allows multiple games to be played in one day and will be featured in the upcoming Pan Am Games as well as the next summer Olympics.  Info on the collegiate event can be found at  The University of Wisconsin, Madison will be competing for the collegiate finals.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

As I do every year at this time, each member of the CMH family should be reminded of why we exist as a living memorial -- a memorial to the ideal of sacrifice for something greater than one's self, even to the point of giving the very fullest measure of one's self.

No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends.
John 15: 13
Let us remember those for whom Catholic Memorial High School was founded as a living memorial:

Angelus E. Wise, Private, U.S. Army
– May 10, 1942, Bataan Death March
Valentine P. Farkas, Private, Army Air Corps
– June 6, 1942, South Pacific
Thomas J. Jaquest, Private, U.S. Army
– September 21, 1942, Dutch Timor Island, Silver Star
Charles R. Brust, Private, Army Air Corps
– October 17, 1942, Spinal meningitis
Everett G. Kelso, Ensign, USN
– October 21, 1942, training accident, San Diego, CA
Michael J. Puhl, Staff Sgt., U.S. Army
– January 4, 1943, Buna, New Guinea
Robert K. Stark, Private, U.S. Army
– May 24, 1943, Attu, Aleutian Islands, Purple Heart
Harry L. Kruck, Jr., 2nd Lt., Army Air Corps
– September 3, 1943, training accident, Muroc, CA
Valentino A. Brazzale, Sargeant, U.S. Army
– September 11, 1943, Sicily, Italy
Giles Lunenschloss, Private, U.S. Army
– January 6, 1944, New Guinea
Alvan C. Ade, Private, Army Air Corps
– January 7, 1944, Italy
Harry Sewnig, Lt., Army Air Corp
– April 2, 1944, MIA, Italy
Robert H. Petry, 2nd Lt., Army Air Corps
– September 5, 1944, France
William O. Weber, PFC, USMC
– September 15, 1944, Peleliu Island, South Pacific
Joseph M. Kowalski, Sergeant, U.S. Army
– September 16, 1944, Germany
John G. Murdock, Seaman 2nd Class, USN
– December 3, 1944, The Philippines
Robert McGuire, USMC
– January, 4, 1945, Okinawa
George A. Martin, Petty Officer, USN
– March 10, 1945, MIA, lost at sea, Bronze Star
John Roswell Bacon, Marine Medic, USN
– March 14, 1945, injuries at Iwo Jima
Leonard J. Meola, Private, U.S. Army
– March 19, 1945, Luzon, Philippines
Frederick J. Patrinos, Sergeant, Army Air Corps
– April 19, 1945, MIA, Oslo Norway, Purple Heart
Stephen Prelozni, Staff Sgt., U.S. Army
– April 23, 1945, Germany
William S. Malone, 1st Lt., Army Air Corps
– September 26, 1945, training accident, Millville, PA

Let us also remember those CMH students who have subsequently made this same ultimate sacrifice:

David J. Frischmann
– May 29, 1967, South Vietnam
George Carr
– February 1, 1968, South Vietnam
Cornelis Vandersterren
– September 13, 1968, South Vietnam
Craig Sullivan
– October 24, 1986, training accident, Mediterranean Sea
Robert P. Warns, II
– November 8, 2004, Iraq
Richard Warner
– December 13, 2004, Iraq

Requiescant in Pace


 The valedictorian, Alyssa Vanchena, and salutatorian, Melanie Kohls, give a humorous speech peppered with lyrics from pop songs. Encouraging their peers to “set the world on fire” and saying so long to the people who are now just “somebody that they used to know.”

The graduating class of 2012 included 196 graduates. Of those, more than 96 percent will attend college and universities on over $11.6 million in academic scholarships.
Fifty-seven percent will be attending college in Wisconsin, and more than 18 percent will attend Catholic colleges and universities.

 Senior Class President, Charlie Akre follows tradition and offers the ceremony's closing prayer.

Finishing the school year...

Members of the CMH Prolife Club (and Marquette)  prayed outside an East Side abortion clinic on Saturday in spite of severe thunderstorms.  It was a true act of charity!  As lightening flashed and thunder cracked, the students, teachers and parents prayed for the end of abortion.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

CMH track qualifiers for state

from yesterday's Waukesha Freeman -

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mirsberger Brothers Win at Sectionals

from today's Waukesha Freeman -


CMH Brothers Advance
Mirsbergers to State

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This blogs first visitor from...

Rangoon, Myanmar

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Champion players, Champion fans

Fr. Paul,

Good Morning!

Erin's TOPPSoccer buddy Jack came to watch the game last night.  We could hear a boy cheering for Erin during the game but had no idea where the cheer was coming from.  After the game he came up to the fence to say "Hi."  Erin was able to bring him in the team huddle after the game which was fun for all.

Ann Chiappetta

Girls Soccer Keep Title Hopes Alive

from today's Waukesha Freeman -

Waukesha North 0

Crusaders keep title hopes alive
Farley's goal sends CMH on its way
by Tom Badger, Freeman correspondent

Quote of the article: "Courtney Farley did her best impersonation of Didier Drogba."

To read the full article, click here.

Photo credits - Robert F. Borkowski/Special to the Freeman - Top: Waukesha North senior midfielder Stephanie Farrar, No. 18, battles Catholic Memorial junior midfielder Ava Olson for the ball in the first half at North on Tuesday.  Below: Memorial players celebrate the teams first goal.

If you don't know who Didier Drogba is, click here.

CMH Boys Golf Wins Regional

from today's Waukesha Freeman -

NORTH PRAIRIE - The Catholic Memorial High School boys golf team carded a 294 in wining its own WIAA Division 2 regional ar The Broadlands on Tuesday.

Also earning sectional team berths were Pewaukee (306), East Troy (343) and Whitewater (346).

Memorial's regional championship lineup consisted of sophomore Joel Stanislawski and senior Marco Blise with 72s, sophomore Dylan Allen and senior Corey Stanislawski with 75s and junior Matt Petre with an 81.

To read the full coverage, click here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Why are we called a "Memorial"?

Also, be sure to watch the video, The Legacy Lives at YouTube!

Last Friday's Senior Luncheon. A drum roll please...

Over the last five years CMH graduates have been awarded, as a class, over $50,500,000 in college scholarship awards and grants.  That works out to an average of $10.1M per year and an average of more than $55,000 for every CMH graduate.

At last Friday's Senior Awards luncheon, the awards numbers were released for the graduating class of 2012.

$11,600,000 in awards
averaging approximately $59,000 per graduate

Congratulations to every graduating CMH Senior and their families.

Congratulations to Erik Ahlstrom who is the 2012 recipient of the David Frischman Award, named for one of the 29 servicemen for whom CMH is to be a living memorial of service and sacrifice. 

CMH alum, Theresa Voors, '06, announces scholarship awards from Marquette University and recognizes CMH seniors who will be attending MU this fall.  (Each year CMH is one of the top four or five feeder high school to MU.  This year, more than one third of CMH seniors were accepted into MU.)

Prep Softball Round Up

from today's Waukesha Freeman -

Catholic Memorial goes 3-1 in tourney, then beats North

The essential gist of the story - a grand slam for Mary Kate Sauer in Whitefish Bay over the weekend and an upset victory ov Waukesha North last night.

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Crusader Golf Second in County Tourney

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

Quote of the article:  "Another team that brought it Saturday was Catholic Memorial, which had four players score in the 70's."

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The Freeman's Crusader Baseball Preview

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

Return of two senior pitchers bouys Crusaders
CMH counting on Walsh, West
by Daniel Mike, Freeman staff

Quote of the article:  "Their bulldogs out there.  They'll take the ball to anyone."  CMH coach Tim Gotzler on senior pitchers Charlie Walsh and Matt West.

To read the full article, click here.

Crusader Track and Field

from today's Waukesha Freeman -

Moving out of Regionals


The Catholic Memorial girls got winning perfomrances from senior Greta Davis in the high jump, Kaitlyn Hastings in the 100 hurdles, sophomore Kayla Rymer in the 100 dash, Rymer, freshman Madeline Davis, freshman Andrea Sullivan and Hastings in the 4x200 relays and sophomore Maria Novak in the 1000 run.

The Crusaders also qualified Madeline Davis in the 100 hurdles, Greta Davis in the discus and Novak in the 800 run.

Junior Sam Tiahnybik was a double winner for the Catholic Memorial boys inthe 400 dash and 200 dash.

Also advancing for the Crusaders were Brent Christianson in the discus, Matt Hubley in the 100 dash and 200 dash, Justin Bauer, Caleb Krause, and Tony Balistrieri in the shot put, Sam Holt in the 3,200 run, and Dan Grau and Jacob Piette in the 800 run.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Bishops call it the Chrism Tour

On behalf of the entire CMH staff, a sincere message of congratualtions to all of our CMH juniors who, in this season of Easter (or in the past year) have received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

As a Catholic, archdiocesan high school, we at CMH have at the center of our mission, forming our students to be better members of their own parishes.  All CMH juniors are encouraged, if not expected, to fully participate in the Confirmation preparation program of their home parish.

Above, Bishop Richard Sklba anoints Mary Kate Dougherty.

Senior Lauren Krolikowski an All-Star

Congratulations Lauren!

In Girls Fastpitch Softball, Wisconsin's top seniors compete annually in the WFSCA Senior All-Star Game. Nominated by their coaches and selected for their softball accomplishments throughout their high school careers, the seniors come to Stevens Point on the Monday and Tuesday after the WIAA state tournament for the all-star event.

The seniors who are selected for this honor must raise money for the event, portions of which will be donated to Special Olympics. Each player and her sponsors will be recognized on an individual page on the WFSCA website.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Spring Concert Honors MacGregor and Kneser

Wednesday night's impressive CMH Spring Concert with alumni music students joining in the finale was an enjoyable night. Also a tribute to former CMH music teachers, Joan MacGregor and Harlow Kneser. What a great night!

Crusader Softball tops West

From today's Waukesha Freeman -

CMH 10
Waukesha West 3

Crusaders Rally in Fourth
CMH evens season record
by Jeff Hagenau, Freeman Correspondent

Word of the day: "Resiliant!"  Used to describe the CMH Girls Softball team.

To read the full article, click here.

Photo Credit - Charles Auer/Freeman Staff     Catholic Memorial pitcher Rachel Ramthun tags out Waukesha West's Amanda Kendziora at the plate during a game at Waukesha West on Thursday.

Boys Golf takes 2nd in Classic 8

For the Waukesha Freeman Coverage -  

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Not this blog's first visitor from India...

But, who would have thought that someone from India would be interested in CMH Hockey?

Check out the photos...

at LivingLakeCountry.Com from last week's exciting, tight Girls Softball game between CMH and Arrowhead.

Click here!

CMH's Charlie Werner profiled for Molly Burke Award

from WaukeshaPatch.Com -

Class of 2012: Catholic Memorial Senior Gets Back to Life

Charlie Werner spent seven months in the hospital fighting unusual health issues that emerged after he broke his leg, but is working toward graduation and more.
By Carrie Seibel 

Quote of the day:  “No matter what happens to me I’ll always know that I have my friends and family there to love me,” Charlie said. “If you stay positive and you have that love of others with you, you can get through anything.”

To read the full article, click here.

Girls Rugby - Fourth in the Nation!

Catholic Memorial took 4th place at the High School Girls Rugby National Championships at Stanford University over the weekend.

In the quarterfinal match, Catholic Memorial opened up a 10-0 first half lead against Maryland’s West Carroll, as freshman winger Myra Dillett scored two tries.  In a fantastic back-and-forth match, Memorial had several goal-line stands that included a key steal by junior forward Eileen Lieb to preserve the shut-out.   

Advancing to the semifinal, Memorial took on last year’s champ and the #1 seed Fallbrook, California.  On the opening kickoff, senior Katie Dries pinned Fallbrook near their own goalline.  A minute later, freshman Myra Dillett scored in the far corner to give Memorial a 5-0 lead.  Fallbrook answered immediately, but Dries replayed the opening kickoff and Memorial capitalized again, allowing senior forward Katie Mueller to score a try.  It was the only time Fallbrook would not be leading in the tournament.  After an injury to sophomore center Maggie Wesolowski, Memorial lost some of its continuity.  With a Dries field goal added on, CMH entered the break down 17-15.  In the second half Fallbrook was able to extend its lead and win 28-15, in their most challenging match of the weekend.  Fallbrook would win the championship with a 59-12 victory the next day.

 In the 3rd Place Championship match, CMH faced DSHA.  In a wide-open and flowing match, both teams had multiple line-breaks but scrambling cover defense kept both sides from crossing the tryline.  Down 10-0 early on, CMH clawed their way back; first with a Dries field goal and then a try by senior Sarah Dillett as she reached across the line to touch the ball down.  The last five minutes were played fast and furious as both teams attempted to finish off the match.  Finishing 4th in their first-ever appearance at the National Championship capped a remarkable year for the Lady Crusader ruggers.

Friday, May 11, 2012

CMH Junior Shines on Track

from today's Waukesha Freeman -

Memorial's Tiahnybik gets chance to shine in open events
Junior wins in 200, 400 after being on state champion relay teams
by Daniel Mike, Freeman staff

Quote of the day: "I don't think he's really happy with his times.", CMH Track Coach John Gabelbauer on junior Sam Tiahnybik's drive for success

To read the full article, click here.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

CMH's 2012 Student Art Show

More than 1,500 quality pieces of artwork from 31% of Catholic Memorial’s student body.  Come see for yourself!

May 10, 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
May 11, 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

In CMH’s Academic Resource Center (ARC)

The 8 posters for the exhibit have been attached.   This is a link to those posters which are up on Facebook: 

A 20 year streak continues...

from today's Waukesha Freeman -


Waukesha South 1

Crusaders Retain Hold on Blackshirts
by Christine Gustafson, Freeman Correspondent

Quote of the article: "We did it for Sophie who hit her head pretty hard." Carina Krausert, CMH junior

N.B. CMH sophomore Sophie See, was taken off the field during last night's game due to a head injury.  Sophie's mom reports that all sign are good and the Sophie will be fine.

To read the full article, click here.

Grit, Determination, and Endurance

from today's Waukesha Freeman -


Waukesha West 3

Marathon Match Decides Dual
Mike Mirsberger Comes Through
by Jeff Hagenau, Freeman Correspondent

Quote of the article - "Being a great battle from start to finish with a good opponent, it was unfortunate that someone had to lose.  It was definitely one of my best matches of the season."  CMH sophomore, Mike Mirsberger

To read the full article, click here.

A message from Archbishop Listecki

We as a Church are faced with an attack on our religious liberty. The federal government, for the first time in our nation’s history, will compel religious institutions to facilitate drugs and procedures that are contrary to our moral teachings. My brother bishops have asked that we focus “all the energies the Catholic community can muster” in a special way this summer, and recognize that as pastors of the flock, your privileged task is to lead the Christian faithful in prayer.

Click here to read about the upcoming Fortnight for Freedom and how it will be observed in our own archdiocese. This fortnight will begin June 21 - the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More - to July 4, Independence Day.  These time-sensitive bulletin inserts, special events, opportunities for prayer, resources for homilies and prayer intentions are meant to highlight the importance of defending our first freedom and to emphasize this period of prayer, study, catechesis and public action.

Thank you for all that you do in your own parishes. If your parish is sponsoring an event during the Fortnight for Freedom, please send information to Annette Basaldua at for promotion.  If you have any questions or need further assistance, you can contact Lydia LoCoco  or Rob Shelledy who direct our archdiocesan respect life ministry.

I am yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki
Archbishop of Milwaukee