Wednesday, December 17, 2014

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL - Defense helps CMH to hot start

from today's Waukesha Freeman -
CMH 45

Kettle Moraine 39

WAUKESHA — Defense has helped the Catholic Memorial High School girls basketball team get off to a good start.

With Tuesday’s 45-39 Classic 8 Conference victory over Kettle Moraine, the Crusaders improved to 5-1 overall and 31 in league play.

“Our defensive effort has been good,” CMH coach Therese Dejewski said of the Crusaders’ man-to-man style. “We’ve still got to get better in a couple areas, but overall defensive effort has kept us in ballgames.”

Sophomore forward Erin Wright led the Crusaders with 12 points Tuesday, while junior guard Tori North added 10.

Senior Lindsey Weber had 14 points to lead the Lasers (2-2 Classic 8). 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What "The Memorial Way" is all about...

Dear Catholic Memorial:

I would like to thank the students at Catholic Memorial for their kindness and act of service. My son, William, was recently in the NICU at West Allis Memorial Hospital. Before he was released, we received a onesie made by your students. I don't know what class made them or which teacher is responsible for this effort, so I wanted to make you aware of my family's sincere gratitude.
As you can probably imagine, it is extremely difficult to have a child in NICU. The small act of kindness your students did for us helped to make a difficult time brighter. I included a picture of him in the onesie and I ask that you please share this message with the teacher and students who took part in this effort. Again thank you!  


Making the onesies, like the one little William is wearing above, was one of the projects that CMH students could participate in the first Annual Crusader Day of Service on the day before Thanksgiving.  Recall that on a voluntary basis, over 525 students offered over 1200 hours of service that day.  Caritas in Omnibus!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

4 Crusader Girls Rugby alums compete in National Collegiate Championships

CMH, and Coach Wally’s vaunted Girls Rugby program had 4 girls compete in last weekend's championships. 3 at the D1 level and 1 in D2.

Katie Mueller (2012) won another national championship at Penn State.  Maggie Wesolowski (2014) and Rebecca Haight (2014) are both starters for Quinnipiac as freshman. Rebecca was named to the all-tournament team. Katie Dries (2012) plays for D2 Winona state who finished second as they attempted to defend their title.
Julie Else (2014) plays for Norwich, but did not make the trip to Florida.
CMH is very proud of what Wally and his staff have accomplished on a national scale.  It is truly remarkable!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Christmas Spirit of Giving!

Last night, members of the junior varsity boys Crusader Basketball Team to get gifts and household items for two families given them by the Waukesha Christmas Clearing Council. The players will be delivering the wrapped gifts Saturday morning. 

Good work Coach Gotzler and all these fine young men.

Friday, December 5, 2014


from today's Waukesha Freeman -

Memorial’s depth aids win over Northstars 
North won more matches wrestled on mat

WAUKESHA — In a dual that featured nine pins, Catholic Memorial’s depth was too much for Waukesha North as the Crusaders won 51-30 in a Classic 8 Conference dual meet Thursday.

North actually had more pins than CMH. Peter Jensen (113 pounds), Cole Klussendorf (120), Paris Briley (132), Andrew Malicki (145), Eric Malicki (220) all pinned their respective opponent for the Northstars.

CMH got pins from Chris Else (138), John Anderson (152), Tony Wojonowski (170) and Mikey Wurster (195). What put the Crusaders over
 the edge was North forfeited at four weight classes. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Starting Advent with Penance!

Yesterday, as we always do at the start of Advent, CMH celebrated an All-School Penance Service.  After a Word Service where Fr. Curt Frederick preached, ten priests spent more than two hours hearing hundreds of confessions from CMH students.

At lunch afterwards, all of the assisting priests complimented the CMH students for their maturity, faith, and their deep sense of the meaning of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Thank you to the area priests who came to help yesterday:

Fr. Dennis Ackeret, senior priest (former CMH staff member)
Fr. Kevin McManaman, pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Big Bend
Fr. Curt Frederick, pastor, St. William/St. John Neuman Parishes, Waukesha
Fr. Bill Key, pastor, St. Joseph, Waukesha
Fr. Dan Janasik, pastor, St. Leonard, Muskego, CMH '97
Fr. Ralph Gross, pastor, St. Bruno, Dousman & St. Paul, Genesee
Fr. Howard Haase, pastor, St. Mary, Waukesha
Fr. Tony Zimmer, pastor, St. Anthony, Pewaukee
Fr. Brad Krawczyk, associate pastor, St. Dominic, Brookfield

At CMH the Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered not only at the Advent and Lenten Penance Services, opportunities are available to students weekly and when they go on their various retreats.

CMH/Brookfield Co-op Hockey crush the Icemen

from today's Waukesha Freeman -


Keays scores four for Stars 

SHEBOYGAN — Riley Keays scored four goals and an assist as the Brookfield/Catholic Memorial coop boys hockey team beat the Northwest Icemen 12-5 in the championship game of the Sheboygan Tournament
 on Saturday. John Rymaszewski added two goals for the Stars, and he had three assists.

Patrick McKnight, Noah Mikelonis, Mikey Hawthorne, Eric Sinson, Ron Butzen and Steven Klein had a goal apiece for

McKnight and Gabe Lehnerer each had three assists, and Hawthorne and Brady Kujawa had two apiece.