Thursday, May 30, 2013
Catholic Memorial's Mirsberger brothers take their fight to state meet
So two summers ago, the Catholic Memorial students got a friend to be a line judge. He was a neighbor who was at a match when one of the Mirsbergers walked off the court because of a dispute.
"He offered to bring a little ladder," Matt said.
So there he was, sitting court-side atop a ladder to keep the brothers in check.
"We still argued," Matt said. "I thought it worked, but Mike claimed there was a little bias in the line judge. It was funny to have him but it didn't solve a lot of issues."
This weekend is the last chance for the two to play as doubles partners, as Matt, a senior, and Mike, a junior, compete in the Division 2 state championships in Madison.
"They're very competitive, but in the end they're best of buddies," said their father, Mark Mirsberger.
Matt played No. 3 singles as a freshman and then moved to doubles his sophomore year to play with Mike.
"It never really crossed my mind, I don't think, until freshman year," Mike said. "I hadn't given it too much thought."
The Mirsbergers advanced to the second round of the 2011 tournament and then finished third at state last season for a combined record of 35-4 the first two years.
"The pros (of playing together) is we're so close as brothers, we just understand each other and sort of see the game through similar eyes, I guess you could say," Mike said. "I understand what my brother would do in certain situations. The cons, whether we win or lose sometimes doesn't matter. It's always a match between the brothers. Whoever plays better can blame the other one for the loss."
Like last season at state, the Mirsbergers are seeded third. They own a 17-1 record and it's their last chance to win a state title together. Their father won a doubles championship for Wauwatosa West in 1981.
"It was a special time," Mark said. "But we weren't the best players in the state. As I told them, it takes some luck and magic. Sometimes the best team wins and sometimes the hot team wins. We were the hot team.
"I've really made sure there's no pressure on them. Enjoy it, go out as brothers, as partners. If they can put some magic together, that'd be special."
Memorial coach Carl Veenendaal also won a state doubles championship for Tosa West in 1976 and '77.
"They're perfect kids," Veenendaal said. "They're exceptional kids that come from an exceptional family, so I have no problems whatsoever. They're driven. They're the ones that are doing it. They know what it takes to be good, to be a success. Me as a coach, I don't have to do much for those two kids."
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Ann (Stollenwerk) Maas '77
- Patrice Ridder AP ’82 ’89 ’92, Teaching Center Director, retiring after 35 years
- Dave Rolison, Spanish, retiring after 4 years
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends.
John 15: 13
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
– February 1, 1968, South Vietnam
– September 13, 1968, South Vietnam
– October 24, 1986, training accident, Mediterranean Sea
Robert P. Warns, II
– November 8, 2004, Iraq
– December 13, 2004, Iraq
Requiescant in Pace
Friday, May 24, 2013
The CMH Girls Varsity Rugby Team competed against the best teams in the country this past weekend. Ranked fourth in the Division One bracket, the Crusaders faced off against fellow IB-school #5 Summitt High School, Colorado. After an early score from Summitt and a late goal-line stand, the Crusaders were able to score two tries through junior Rebecca Haight. Junior Molly Langhenry kicked one of the conversions for the 12-7 victory. In the semifinal match, Memorial faced #1 Fallbrook, California.
In a rematch of last year's national semifinal, Fallbrook's pace was unmatched in this tourna-ment and they pulled away for a hard-fought 33-0 vic-tory. The girls returned Sunday for the 3rd place match against cross-town competitors Divine Savior. Just like last year, the girls fell behind by two scores, only to battle back again.
The Crusaders built several phases of posses-sion and after putting DSHA under pressure, junior Julie Else darted around the edge of a ruck near the goalline. With a tackler wrapping her up, she reached out her arm to touch the ball down just before being hit by a second tackler, to earn a bravely taken score.
Ten minutes later, after a turnover, Memorial tied the match on a dramatic 70 meter run from Haight. Langhenry's conversion gave CMH a 12-10 lead. Both teams continued to battle for the remainder of the second half. DSHA captain Lindey Wise was impressive with some runs up the middle and DS was able to add a couple more tries and won 27-12.
from today's Waukesha Freeman -
TRACK & FIELD: CMH’s Tiahnybik wins two races
WHITEWATER – Cartholic Memorial High School senior Sam Tiahnybik won two races in a WIAA Division 2 sectional Thursday.
Tiahnybik won the 400meter dash in 48.66 seconds and the 200 in 22.09. He also finished second in the 100 (10.93) behind Brookfield Academy junior Ryan Send (10.83).
CMH sophomore Joe Novak won the 1,600 in 4:26.52.
Pewaukee senior T.J. Watt won the shot put at 60 feet, 2 inches, and he won discus at 156-0.
The Catholic Memorial girls won the 4x200 relay in 1:47.57, and the Brookfield Academy girls won the 4x100 relay in 50.79. Palmyra-Eagle senior Sam Morateck won the girls high jump at 5-4.
Catholic Memorial’s Tommy Mastoska qualified for the individual tournament in singles, while Matt and Mike Mirsberger qualified in doubles along with Brookfield Academy’s Bjorn Norderhaug and Ajay Doniparthi.
Photo credit: Robert F. Borkowski/Special to The Freeman Catholic Memorial’s Matt Mirsberger, above competing in Classic 8 Conference tournament a few weeks ago, will play doubles at state with his brother Mike.
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CMH golfers advance to sectional
NORTH PRAIRIE – Junior Dylan Allen was the meet medalist in leading the Catholic Memorial High School boys golf team to the team title in its own WIAA Division 2 regional at The Broadlands on Tuesday.
Allen shot a 74 for the Crusaders, while senior Eric Heyrman was third at 77 and senior Matt Petre tied for fourth at 78.
Pewaukee was second to advance to the sectional level, as junior Cal Condon was second at 76.
PREP GIRLS SOCCER
Waukesha West 1
Memorial celebrates perfection
By Tom Badger - Freeman Correspondent
WAUKESHA – To be the champ, you have to beat the champ.
That’s exactly what the Catholic Memorial High School girls soccer team did Tuesday night with a 5-1 victory over Waukesha West in the Classic 8 Conference season finale at West.
By knocking out two-time defending champion, the Crusaders finished the conference season with a 7-0 record.
Memorial freshman Emily Cervantes scored four goals in the game, earning the highest of praise from Crusaders coach John Burke.
“She’s an amazing talent,” Burke said of Cervantes. “She just goes out and scores a ton of goals – and she scored four tonight, which is extraordinary. Emily Cervantes is the best prospect from the state of Wisconsin since Leslie Osborne. Someday, we’ll all be watching her on the U.S. national team. There’s no doubt about it.”
West finished 3-4 in league play and is 12-4 overall.
“Last Friday, we had an epic comeback (against Whitefish Bay). This was just an epic self-destruction on our part,” West coach Dave Zindler said. “We’re young and we can do some really great things. But we’re young and we can do some really stupid things. It wasn’t so much that (the Crusaders) were physically better than we were. They were mentally better than we were. Giving up a goal in the first 90 seconds made us uncomfortable to say the least.”
Zindler pointed to his teams’ 18 fouls throughout as the difference with the first one leading to a free kick from in front of the Crusaders’ bench. Cervantes took her coach’s advice to get the shot on goal. The long free kick was just over the outstretched arms of West’s keeper and just under the crossbar.
The Crusaders struck again in more conventional style when senior Carina Krausert sent a corner kick over a crowd in front of the net to Cervantes, who controlled, turned and fired a left-foot bullet to the right corner.
“I knew our seniors hadn’t won this game (against West) in the last three years so they got everybody ready – including me,” Cervantes said. “I just came out ready to play.”
West retaliated moments later with a goal by freshman Natalie Yass, and the first half ended 2-1 in favor of Memorial.
The Crusaders jumped on West early in the second half, too, as senior Courtney Farley made it 3-1 with just 2:30 gone.
“A shot was deflected off a girl at the top of the box and I just hit it with the big part of my foot,” said Farley, a midfielder. “The whole team was so pumped for this game and the goal helped us come out strong in the second half.”
Cervantes tacked on her third goal with 15 minutes left when she broke past the West defenders for a one-onone scoring opportunity. After breaking right and avoiding the Wolverines’ keeper, Cervantes drilled a shot to the left corner.
Late in the game, Cervantes scored on a penalty kick.
Memorial junior Tori Hodorowski kept West’s top scoring threat, junior Katie Grall, in check throughout the match.
“We knew that West was going to come out trying to avoid a losing record in conference,” Burke said. “I know that had to be a major motivator for them because I don’t know if they’ve ever finished 3-4 in conference before. So I’m sure that was part of the physical play that we saw. I told our team to just play our game and we’ll take the free kicks and try to make something of those.”
Memorial sophomore starters Nicole Piette and Haley Lange left the game with injuries and were both getting ice afterward.
“This is a credit to the girls,” Burke said. “They’ve worked incredibly hard since March to get to where they are.”
CMH alum Derek Peake, '10, a member of the UWM Panthers Baseball team, was named this week to 1st Team, All-League recognition for the 2013 season.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
- The College Board’s Advanced Placement® (AP) Program has selected CMH to participate in the AP Computer Science Principles Phase II Pilot for the 2013-14 academic year. The AP Program selected fifty-one schools (40 high schools and 11 colleges) across the nation for this pilot. All selected schools are expected to continue as a pilot school through the end of the 2015-16 academic year. The AP Program plans to launch the new AP Computer Sci-ence Principles (CSP) course in the fall of 2016 with the first AP CSP.
With this program, CMH continues its commitment to furthering the excellence of STEM education available to our students.
Friday, May 17, 2013
CMH advances Smith has big game
WAUKESHA – The Catholic Memorial High School softball team scored three runs in the third inning and defeated Kenosha Indian Trail 4-0 in a WIAA Division 2 softball quarterfinal game Thursday at Infinity Fields.
Catholic Memorial freshman Hannah Smith had three of Memorial’s seven hits, including a triple, and drove in two runs. Sophomore Quinn Schneider also had a triple as Memorial improved to 11-5.
Senior Rachel Ramthun pitched a four-hitter.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Grabbing another berth in nationals
WAUKESHA – The location doesn’t matter to Eileen Lieb.
Lieb was in California for a national rugby tournament last spring, and she wouldn’t have minded another out-of-state trip.
But for Lieb and her Catholic Memorial High School teammates, the short trip to Franksville is going to make this year’s National High School Championships extra special.
“It’s been in California for a few years, but it’s nice to be close to home,” said Lieb, a senior. “There are so many more people who can come support you.
“It’s still built up for us as much as last year, but it’s nice to be home where everyone else is around you.”
The Crusaders finished fourth in last year’s national tournament held on the Stanford University campus. This weekend’s tournament, which features eight of the top high school teams in the country, will be played at the SCORe facility.
“The special part about it is all of their family can see them play,” CMH coach John Waliszewski said. “We play regionally in the spring so much that a lot of times grandparents, brothers, sisters can’t see us play.
“The girls are excited to play at home.”
The second straight trip to the national tournament is quite a feat for a program that began in 2007 in a school with an enrollment of 700. And many of the Crusaders’ players had little to no experience in rugby entering high school.
“I couldn’t even believe when I joined the team how well developed it was,” junior Alexa Jaeger said. “Itdidn’t feel like something that wasn’t around a long time. That was hard for me to fathom.”
The majority of Memorial’s roster is comprised of players who don’t play other sports. The team plays a conference season in the fall and a tournament season in the spring, and some play only one season.
The Crusaders have a core that has built a winning program in recent years.
“We have a neat mix of kids who play for different reasons,” Waliszewski said. “Some are kids who always wanted to play football or did in grade school. This is an opportunity to play a contact sport on a girls team that fit what they were looking for. We’re also getting some other girls who maybe phased out of other sports or determined they were burned out of another sport and wanted to try something different.
“Then, we have more and more girls from rugby families where their parents and/or siblings played.”
The Crusaders are hoping last year’s experience pays off this season. Last year the team admittedly was wideeyed and somewhat overwhelmed by the atmosphere.
“Last year it was exciting enough to be invited to the national tournament,” Jaeger said. “We got a chance to learn about ourselves and the sport.
“Now that we know the level of competition, we are more determined to perform very well. It’s not just, ‘Oh we got to nationals,’ but now it’s, ‘What are we going to do at nationals?’” CMH will play Summit, Colo., in its first game Saturday with the second round being played later in the day. The final round will be played Sunday.
“It’s one of the best opportunities I could think of for how hard we’ve worked,” Lieb said. “This little Catholic school from Wisconsin that has 30 girls in their program, we’re up against programs with 60 girls in their program.
“Everyone works so hard, and it’s so exciting. We realize we have worked so hard to be here, and that puts us in a good perspective.”
Said Jaeger, “It’s obviously really exciting. The first time we went, we didn’t know what to expect. The national tournament as a concept is hard to make it feel real. We’re excited to do it again.”
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Students’ personal concerns
Mary, Seat of Wisdom, pray for us!
from today's Waukesha Freeman -
PREP GIRLS SOCCER
Waukesha North 0 (2OT)
By Daniel Mike, Freeman Staff
WAUKESHA – Jo Rolli was in disbelief.
The Catholic Memorial High School girls soccer team has numerous well-known players. But it was Rolli who delivered a conference championship-clinching goal as the Crusaders beat Waukesha North 1-0 in a double-overtime Classic 8 Conference game at Carroll University’s Schneider Stadium on Tuesday.
“Winning is great, and as a freshman it’s really an honor,” said Rolli, who scored at 93 minutes, 19 seconds. “It’s really unbelievable to do this as a freshman.
“With all these great players, it could have been any one of them. It just happened to be me. I still can’t believe I was the one who made it.”
CMH is 6-0 in the Classic 8, clinching at least a share of the league title, as every other team has at least one loss.
“We knew we had to win this game to be conference champs, and we wanted it so bad,” junior midfielder Cristina From said.
North packed its defense near the Crusaders’ goal, often having 10 players – including junior goalkeeper Emily Senger – within the goal box.
“We were in a pretty defensive formation,” North coach Jeff Worzella said. “They’re a pretty good team with players who can play at a very high level.
“We knew we weren’t going to have too many opportunities today – we actually didn’t have any – so we knew we had to defend well.”
North held off CMH most of the game. The Crusaders had 18 corner kicks, but they were unable to convert on the first 17. Senior midfielder Carina Krausert took the corner kick, and senior defender Anna Jurken was able to redirect it to Rolli.
“We found a way,” Memorial coach John Burke said. “It can be frustrating, because they played with 10 players within 25 yards of the goal. It was very surprising, and it worked for 93 minutes.
“I told the kids throughout, ‘We will score. There is no way that they’re going to be able to defend for 100 minutes against our team. We will score.’” Senger was busy for North, but held up to CMH’s attack. She had numerous goal kicks, but Burke praised From’s play off of those kicks as a key factor in the victory.
“Their strategy was to put one person up top and then just bomb it every time the keeper got the ball,” Burke said. “Cristina was there with her head the whole game long. That’s tough to do.”
And senior forward Ava Olson was busy as well.
“Our little 4-foot-11 outside mid, I told her, ‘Ava, you’re 4-11 but you played like you’re 5-feet tall,’” Burke said with a laugh. “She was patrolling that outside mid and creating so many opportunities for us.”
That’s where Senger came in. Despite 18 corner kicks and many more shots on goal, Senger kept the Northstars in the game.
“We’re going to be a tough team to beat if she keeps playing like that,” Worzella said. “She made some huge saves in one-on-one situations and cleaned everything up.” This is the 13th conference title for CMH, which is 14-0-1 overall and ranked No. 17 in the nation by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Memorial wins tournament Crusaders then beat Lasers
WHITEFISH BAY – The Catholic Memorial High School softball team scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to overcome a 4-3 deficit and defeated Divine Savior Holy Angels 54 in the championship game of the Whitefish Bay Tournament on Saturday.
Memorial freshman Hannah Smith had three hits, including a home run, while senior Tia Johnson had two hits, including a home run. Senior Rachel Ramthun, the winning pitcher, had two hits and two runs, sophomore Mary Kate Sauer had two hits and three RBIs and freshman Maria Fernandez had two hits as Memorial outhit DSHA 12-5.
Ramthun struck out seven as Memorial improved its season record to 9-5.
Catholic Memorial beat Brown Deer 17-3 and downed Whitefish Bay 13-3 in pool play.
Smith went 10 for 11 in the tournament with seven runs and six RBIs. Sauer went 8 for 10 and with 11 RBIs, while Johnson had six hits in the tournament, including two home runs, and drove in three runs. Ramthun also had six hits in the tournament and scored eight runs.•
• • WAUKESHA – Smith and freshman Brenna Lewandowski each had three of Catholic Memorial’s 16 hits in an 18-11 Classic 8 Conferencevictory over Kettle Moraine at Infinity Fields on Monday.
Memorial, 10-5 overall and 7-5 in conference, scored nine runs in the fourth inning as it overcame five errors.
Smith drove in four runs and scored four runs, while Lewandowski scored three runs.
Sauer had two hits, including a home run, drove in four runs and scored twice. Johnson had two hits and two RBIs, while Ramthun, the winning pitcher, and junior Mari Klement each had two hits. Ramthun scored four runs.
Senior Hannah Foltz had four of Kettle Moraine’s eight hits and drove in two runs.
Sustained winds over 20 mph with gusts over 30 mph and tempera-tures in the 40s, made for an exciting weekend of sailing! Kate and Molly's top races were two 2nd place finishes against sailors from Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Waukesha, WI –Catholic Memorial High School announces the hiring of Taylor Braun, a 2008 CMH alum, as its head boys’ varsity volleyball coach effective immediately.
Braun has been coaching volleyball at the high school level for five years. During the last three years as the freshman boys’ volleyball coach at Middleton High School, he led the team to three consecutive conference championships. During 2009-2011 he was the assistant coach for the West Allis Lightning boys’ 16’s and 17’s teams.
Novak back on track
- Freeman Staff
WAUKESHA – Joe Novak enjoyed the opportunity to run this spring.
While winning two races at Thursday’s Classic 8 Conference Jim Barron TRack and Field Championships was special, simply being on the track was quite an accomplishment for the Catholic Memorial High School sophomore.
“Last year I was in the hospital,” he said after winning the 1,600- and 800-meter run Thursday. “I was excited for this year because it was going to be my first year, and it’s going beyond anything I had ever hoped for.”
Novak took a knee to the stomach during a basketball game last winter and suffered duodenal hematoma. It caused his small intestines to swell, which did not allow food to pass through his body. He ended up in Children’s Hospital where he was fed intravenously, and he was not released until the beginning of May. He was unable to compete in any sport until the end of June.
“By then, I was trying to get ready for soccer,” Novak said. “That kind of drives me to keep pushing when it hurts.”
Novak’s work got him on the soccer field in the fall and led him to put in considerable time over the winter training for the track and field season.
He admitted that last year’s experience on the basketball court played a role in his decision to not play basketball, but track was at the forefront of his mind.
“(The injury) kind of soured me,” Novak said. “I really wanted to do well in track, and I know you really need winter training to make that happen.”
Getting back on the soccer field was the first step, and after that season ended. he devoted himself to running.
“He spent a lot of time recovering and getting his strength back,” CMH boys coach John Gabelbauer said. “He had a pretty good soccer season and a very good winter training period. That made a big difference for him.”
Novak won the 1,600 in 4 minutes, 18.42 seconds Thursday and the 800 in 1:56.74. It was his fastest time in the 1,600 this season and a second behind his fastest 800 time.
“I never knew how good he could be or even will be,” Gabelbauer said. “We’re still feeling our way through this.
“He has two things you really can’t coach. He’s got the leg speed, and he’s got a good cardiovascular system. His heart and lungs are really good. If we do all the right kind of training with him, good things can happen.”
It didn’t take long to see the potential in Novak. He ran a 4:36 in the 1,600 in his first varsity meet, running the final lap in one minute flat. The next week he ran a two-minute 800.
“I knew then he’d have a good chance this season,” Gabelbauer said.
Novak got sick and missed a few weeks, but when he came back, he ran times of 4:22 in the 1,600 and 1:55 in the 800.
Novak entered this week seventh on the state honor roll in the 1,600, but his Classic 8 time would rank fourth – first among WIAA Division 2 runners. He entered the week ranked fourth in the 800 – first among Division 2 runners.
“I want to see how he recovers,” Gabelbauer said at the Classic 8 meet. “We’ll give him a little bit of rest, give him a hard workout, see how he responds and go from there.”
Robert F. Borkowski/Special to The Freeman Catholic Memorial sophomore Joe Novak won the 800- and 1,600-meter runs at Thursday’s Classic 8 Conference Championships.
Friday, May 10, 2013
WAUKESHA – Senior Nick Stagl, junior Kory Mueller and freshman Justin Morrison each scored two goals to lead the Catholic Memorial High School boys lacrosse team to a 12-4 victory over Heritage Christian on Thursday.
Scoring one goal apiece were seniors Thomas Bixby, Nolan Hoffmann, Josh Gossett and Oscar Mendoza, junior Carson Houk and freshman Dominic Haight.
Waukesha co-op team loses lacrosse match
WAUKESHA – Catholic Memorial junior Kayla Hoffmann scored four goals, but the Waukesha co-op girls lacrosse team lost to University School-Milwaukee 18-8 at Carroll University on Thursday.
South senior Amy Leach had two goals, while West senior Leah Katzung and West sophomore Lauren Paquin each had one goal for Waukesha, which trailed 115 at halftime.
Senior Meredith Jeffers had eight goals, and sophomore Katherine Engman had four goals to lead University School.
Softball game stopped with CMH ahead 8-0
WAUKESHA – The Catholic Memorial High School softball team built an 8-0 lead over host Waukesha West before the Classic 8 Conference game was suspended after two innings because of rain Thursday.
Junior third baseman Mari Klement hit a two-run single and freshman first baseman Maria Fernandez had a run-scoring single to highlight a four-run first inning for the Crusaders. Klement drove in another run with a sacrifice fly and senior left fielder Nikki Lee had a two-run single during CMH’s four-run second inning.
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
CMH defeats West
WAUKESHA – The Catholic Memorial High School softball team overcame a 4-0 deficit with six runs in the third inning and went on to beat Waukesha West 13-4 in a Classic 8 Conference game at Infinity Field on Wednesday.
Sophomore Mary Kate Sauer had four of Memorial’s 15 hits, including a home run and two doubles. She drove in four runs and scored three times.
Junior Mari Klement had three hits including a double; freshman Hannah Smith had a home run and a double, drove in two runs and scored three times; while sophomore Quinn Schneider had two hits and two RBis as Memorial improved to 5-4 overall and in conference.
Junior Valeria Grundfelder had three of West’s nine hits, while senior Allie Ganswindt and junior MacKenzie Mehling each had two hits.
West committed five errors.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
MAAC CHAMP: Isabella Lambert, a Catholic Memorial High School graduate ['11], won individual honors and helped Butler to the team title in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference women's championship on Sunday. Lambert, a sophomore, shot rounds of 75, 75 and 73 for a 7-over-par 223 total on Disney's Palm Course in Orlando. She won the individual title by three shots over teammate Jenna Peters as Butler ran away to a 32-shot victory margin over Boston University.
CMH beats Kettle Moraine
WALES – Catholic Memorial beat Kettle Moraine 5-2 in a Classic 8 Conference dual Tuesday.
Mike Mirsberger won a 6-2, 6-1 decision at No. 2 singles for CMH, Tommy Matoska won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 and Christian Erickson won 61, 6-3 at No. 4. Memorial’s Eric Schmitz and Jon Rymer won 6-2, 7-5 at No. 2 doubles, and Trevor Norton and Matt Murphy won 7-5, 6-1 at No. 3.
KM’s No. 1 singles player Chayce Roecker won 6-4, 6-2, and Greg Jasinski and Jesse Klim won 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles for the Lasers.
Waukesha South 2 (5 inn.)
Schneider enjoys big game
By Logan Macomber, Freeman Correspondent
WAUKESHA – Catholic Memorial’s lineup was dialed in from top to bottom.
The Crusaders batted around in the first and third innings and picked up three runs in the fourth on a home run by Quinn Schneider on their way to a five-inning 12-2 Classic 8 Conference high school softball victory over Waukesha South on Tuesday at 5 Diamonds.
Schneider, a sophomore, gave Catholic Memorial an 11-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning with her first career home run, a high-arcing fly ball that easily cleared the left-field fence.
“It felt good, but I didn’t think it was going to be a home run,” she said.
Schneider, who went 3 for 4 and scored twice, batted eighth in the Catholic Memorial lineup, which registered 13 hits and generated four runs in the first and third innings to go along with three in the fourth and one in the fifth.
Waukesha South scored its first run of the game in the top of the fifth inning when Erin Steffes knocked in Olivia Heck with a two-out single. Callie Schaser brought Steffes around to score with a triple in the ensuing at-bat to make the score 11-2.
Needing only one run to extend its lead back to 10 and seal the victory in the bottom of the fifth, Catholic Memorial again got production from the bottom of its lineup. With two outs and sophomore Maria Fernandez on third base, Brenna Lewandowski, a freshman batting ninth for the Crusaders, sent an RBI grounder to left field to give the game its final score.
Steffes had three hits and was the only Blackshirt with multiple hits in the game.
“Erin Steffes was a nice shining part of our offense,” Waukesha South coach Corey Kirsch said.
Catholic Memorial senior Rachel Ramthun picked up the complete-game win. She struck out five batters and walked only one.
“She’s a four-year starter,” Catholic Memorial coach Brian Johnson said of his goto pitcher. “She kept the ball down.
“We made some plays and we hit the ball. We’re young, but we play pretty good defense and we hit pretty well.”
Catholic Memorial, now 4-4, set the tone early. Freshman Hannah Smith and sophomore Mary Kate Sauer connected on back-to-back RBI doubles to lead the offensive charge in the first inning, which contained five hits.
After Waukesha South pitcher Madelyn Nowers held Catholic Memorial scoreless in the second, the Crusaders extended their lead to eight with their second four-run inning. Ramthun helped her own cause in the inning with a two-run single that scored senior Nikki Lee and Schneider, both of whom had singled.
Schneider, Lee, Fernandez, Sauer and Ramthun were the five Catholic Memorial batters with multiple hits in the game.
Catholic Memorial senior Tia Johnson was hit by a pitch in her first two at-bats.
Despite an abundance of offense in their first home game of the season, the Crusaders stranded nine runners on base.
Waukesha South is 2-5, but Kirsch has seen improvements in his team. He called Tuesday’s game, “a step in the right direction for us.”