The Winter 2008
For Alumni, Friends and Families of Saint Joseph Central Catholic High School
First Publication: October 1981
2009 Alumni and Friends Heritage Award Winners Each year The SJCC Alumni and Friends honors several individuals with the SJCC Alumni and Friends Association Heritage Award. This award is given to candidates for their outstanding support and contribution to their school and its Christian Ray Miller Community. All of the inductees have shown a level of giving through their talent, time, experiences, dedication, and support that has touched their communities. They have set forth an exemplary level of Catholic and Christian ideals and will serve as models for future SJCC alumni. The 2009 recipients are Ray Miller, Roy Wilhelm, and Mark and Nancy Reilly. The ceremony will be held in the SJCC cafeteria on Saturday, April 25, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. Tickets will be available after March 1. Ray Miller is a 1978 graduate of SJCC. He has been married to Lorrie (Estep) for 26 years and they have two children, Cory ’05 and Kyle ’07. They are lifelong residents of Fremont and he employed as a Tool & Die Maker at Whirlpool. Ray is actively involved in the SJCC Booster Club. He is currently chairman of the Naderer Sports Complex Committee for the second year and has been a member for five years. He is starting his third year as the JV Baseball Coach. Prior to coaching at SJCC he started and coached for two years the Streaks Pony League which represented the junior high boys for the Fremont Catholic grade schools. He also was instrumental in the organization of the first SJCC Acme summer baseball team along with coaching it from 20012006. He began filming the Varsity Football games in 2001 and continues to this day. From 1999-2007 he organized the painting and setup of the football practice fields. Ray has
and currently sits as president of St. Ann Pastoral Council. He was a member of the former St. Ann Booster Club as well as a St. Ann Cub Scout Leader. He served for 12 years on SJCC’s Advisory Council, and is on SJCC Finance Committee. Roy has Nancy & Mark Reilly Roy Wilhelm been a St. Joe Booster never been a formal member of the Catholic for over 40 years. He also assisted with the Schools Auction Committee, but has donated compilation of the St. Joseph 150th numerous hours helping design and building Anniversary written history. the decorations for the past 10 years. He is In the Fremont community, Roy has also serving his first year on the SJCC building served on the Sandusky County Board of the committee. American Cancer Society where he was the Outside of SJCC, Ray was the Chairman former president and is involved with the of the St. Joseph’s Church Summer Fest Set- Sandusky County Relay for Life Committee. up Committee from 1994-2005. He also He has been a member of the Sandusky volunteered for Heartbeat with their Apple County YMCA Board of Directors and a Cider Festival from 1992-1996. He was a volunteer and and member of both the volunteer baseball coach for the Fremont Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center and Recreation League for eight years, CYO Sandusky County Historical Society Board of Basketball Coach for six years, YMCA Directors. He helped celebrate the city’s Basketball Coach for three years, and a Biddy founding, serving on the Fremont Wrestling Assistant Coach for four years. Sesquicentennial written history committee. In In his nomination, his wife states “Ray is addition, he operated a People Helping People proud of his Catholic Faith and all that a for the needy at Christmas in the late 1960’s Catholic Education has given him”. and early 1970’s. Roy also served as a volunteer coach with Roy Wilhelm has made Fremont his home St. Ann and St. Joe boys and girls basketball for over 40 years and during that time he has teams and junior high track, St. Joe football, made his mark through his charitable work Fremont Rec baseball and softball, and YMCA with the city, church and area schools. He basketball and t-ball. married Martha (Daubel) ’64 in 1968. They Continued on page 2 have four children, Ken ‘88, Amy ’91, Emily ’94, and Ryan ’98 and currently have nine In This Issue.... grandchildren. Page 2.....Heritage Award Cont. Roy is a member of the Knights of Page 3.....Alumni Highlights Columbus and has been involved with St. Page 4.....Meet Mrs. Amy Rospert Vincent de Paul Society. He served on the Page 5.....SJCC Going Green Page 6.....Recognizing Gifts school board of St. Ann Elementary for 10 Page 7.....Sports years, was involved with St. Ann Parish Council
PAGE 2 From the Principal Greetings, I would like to start off by congratulating our Alumni & Friends Heritage Award winners for this year, Ray Miller, Roy Wilhelm, and Mark & Nancy Reilly. All four of these individuals are very deserving and are true role models for our students. Also in this issue there is an article featuring our very talented and caring art
teacher, Amy Rospert. In addition you can read about some of the changes we have made here at SJCC. We have started a recycling program and revamped our service hour program. Our annual fund is off to a great start. I truly appreciate the generosity of all who have given thus far. I am pleased to tell you that we have 100% participation from our Faculty & Staff. The annual fund is a very important component of our yearly budget and it would be very difficult to continue to give the quality
Please keep in your prayers Tony Merk-nephew and godson of Jill and Rob Reineck ‘95. He is four years old and is being treated for Medulablastoma, a rare form of brain cancer. Charline Moyer Bob Wilhelm Todd Wilhelm Each week at the school Mass we pray for those who might be suffering and we ask that you let us know about anyone who is in need of our prayers. Please include yourself if you would like our prayers.
Thank you.... To all who attended the Christmas Concert. To all who donated to our Fremont Community Reach Out Program. Larry Fisher and Wetzel’s Sewer Cleaning for service to the SJCC building. Bob Mayle for donating materials and labor for the elevator motor house roof. Millersville St. Mary for shelving in the band room. To the families of John & Jane Molyet, Kevin & Dianna Nevius, and Jim & Kellye Stierwalt for providing a wonderful dinner to the staff during parent/teacher conferences. Flossie Swint and Carol Ronski for decorating the SJCC Christmas tree. Ron Wetzel , AJ Heavenly Pizza for six jumbo pizzas for the Marching Band. St. Joseph Central Catholic High School 702 Croghan St. Fremont, Ohio 43420 (419) 332-9947 (419) 332-4945 fax www.fremontstjoe.org Development Office (419) 332-5124 Mike Gabel, Principal Angie Ritzman, Director of Development Sue Berryman, Editor Copy Editors: Ellen Leite, Sally Daubel, Ryan Good Contributors: SJCC students SJCC faculty: Liz Pietrykowski, Greg Kohler, and Amy Ronski
Catholic education that our young people receive without it. In closing, I want to wish all of you and your families a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a BLESSED NEW YEAR. I once again want to ask you to continue to pray for SJCC and our students, and we will continue to pray for each of you. GO STREAKS! Mike Gabel Principal
Heritage Award Continued Roy came to Fremont as a sports reporter in the early 1960’s. During his 40 years of employment with the News-Messenger he received numerous Ohio Associated Press and Gannett Awards including Ohio Editorial Writer of the Year. In retirement he continues to write a weekly column for the News-Messenger that often highlights the community and its members. Mark and Nancy (Scharbach) Reilly are the second couple to receive the Alumni and Friends Heritage Award. They are the parents of Margo and Brigid ‘05. Nancy was born in Slippery Rock, PA and graduated from Brush High School in Lyndhurrst, OH. Mark was born in Philadelphia, PA, graduated from Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus, OH and Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, WV. They met in Toledo, OH and have been married 26 years. Mark is the owner of Blair/Diversified Insurance and they reside in Elmore, OH Nancy is a member of the SJCC School Advisory Council. Mark participated as a
counselor for Kairos, and coached CYO Girls Basketball. Together they founded the Society of the St. Bernards. The organization worked a concession stand for the home Cleveland Browns fooball games and the money raised was used to renovate the gymansium which is now named “The Margo Reilly Performing Arts Center”. Nancy is currently Vice-President of the Elmore Chamber of Commerce and Past President of the Toledo Claims Association. She was also a Girl Scout Leader. Mark has served on the Board of Directors for Professional Insurance Agents of Ohio. He is a member of the Elmore Kiwanis and is the past-president of the Elmore Chamber of Commerce. Mark received the Jack V. Hedges Educator of the Year in Ohio Award in 2006 and was Industry Person of the Year in 2007. Mark and Nancy are active with Our Lady of Lourdes. Mark is on the Finance Committee and Nancy is Chairman of the Toledo Symphony at Our Lady of Lourdes while also Co-chairing their St. Patty’s Day Fundraiser.
From the Directors
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Congratulations to our Heritage Award Winners. This the the highest honor SJCC bestows to our alumni and friends. Planning the ceremony is the highlight of our year. Please join us in celebrating their achievements. With the new year also comes new ideas. We are working on a monthly e-mail to keep you informed of current events. In order to do
this we need your e-mail address. Please go to streaks.net to update your information. Also we will need your help in updating missing alumni addresses. There will be a link on our website to search by class sometime after the first of the year. Stay tuned for our new video that will be on the City of Fremont website. On page four of this issue the SJCC students have fun SJCC items that they are selling to raise money for their classes. Please support them. In the next issue of the Voice we are working on creating a “ Wish List” for our school. Enjoy the snow and stay warm!
ALUMNI HIGHLIGHTS/SPECIAL EVENTS St. Joe Family Legacy
Besides volunteering in the cafeteria, In October the St. Joseph High School Esther donates a “Homemade Pie a Month” Class of 1936 met for their annual luncheon. According to reunion coordinator Esther to the highest bidder at the annual Catholic (Ochs) Barbour, thirteen members of the class Schools Auction. are still living and seven attended. Esther, who turned ninety in June, is still an active NOTE—If you know of a St. Joe Family volunteer at the SJCC cafeteria. Legacy you would like highlighted in an Esther, and her husband Sam, had six issue of “The Voice” e-mail Sue Berryman at children, all St. Joseph High School email@example.com graduates—Ken ’57 deceased, Margaret Ward ’60, Rick ’68, Pat Cutcher ’71, Bill ’74 and Sue Cerrone ’78. While her children were in school Esther says she “helped out” in the library. She began volunteering in the cafeteria when her grandchildren started school because “I felt so out of touch”. For a long time she worked at both Sacred Heart and St. Joseph cafeterias. Since grandson for EricHall Nominations graduated from Sacred Heart she or hasthe justAlumni of Fame Friends Standing:& Jennie-Belle (Campbell) Coppus, Walter Haynes, Ruth volunteered at St. Joe. Gerber, Paul Krofft, Betty Rose (Yingling) Kendig, Seated: Heritage (Freeh) Award Grandson Grant says he always liked it Esther (Ochs) Barbour, Laura (Baumer) Bundschuh when Grandma was in the serving line because she always made sure “I got a full scoop!” Booster Club Transportation Matthew (her youngest Fremont grandchild) Reverse Raffle will graduate this May so Esther says “I will probably hang up my apron after this year.”
Reverse Raffle Huge Success The 16th Annual CEDF Reverse Raffle was held in October at Ole Zims Wagon Shed. Profit this year was over $23,000! The CEDF Board would especially like to thank everyone who attended or bought a ticket. A special thanks goes to John Lauer, Jim Yeager, Pam & Jay Babione, Darcy Woolf, and SJCC student volunteers for all their help at the raffle. The Sideboard Sponsors: The Fremont Federal Credit Union, The Fremont Company, Grund Drug Company Ticket Printing Sponsor: The Croghan Colonial Bank Prize Donors: Beck Suppliers/Friendship Food Stores, CEDF, Chud’s Grille, The Depot, Dumminger Photo, Eshleman Fruit Farm, Hoch’s 818 Club, Ideal Bakery, Root’s Poultry, Sycamore Hills Golf Course, Whitey’s Diner
Cash Prize Winners $6,000.00 Grand Prize Winner: Paul and Carol Courtney $1,000.00 Bruce Darr $ 300.00 Greg & Jen Streacker $ 200.00 David Darr $ 175.00 SJCC Capital Campaign $ 150.00 Bill & Peggy Ochs $ 125.00 Rick Wiecek $ 100.00 Esther Barbour, Jim Celek, Fr. Gerald Ceranowski $ 250.00 Grey Sideboard Bob Moyer $ 500.00 Red Sideboard Jim Yeager $ 250.00 First Number Out Tim Paradiso Next year’s raffle will be held Friday, November 6, 2009 at Ole Zim’s
Tickets are available for the annual transportation reverse raffle on Wed. Feb. 11, 2009, at Crystal Arbors Banquet Hall. Tickets are $50 and include dinner. Extra dinner tickets are $20. Contact any booster member or Denny Otte at 419-334-4219 for tickets.
LOOKING FOR..... The class of 1959 has located all but two graduates for their 50th reunion. If you have a phone number or address of the following please contact Sue at SJCC 419332-5124. Mary R. Baumer and Lawrence J. Taylor
The British are Coming, The British are Coming! “The British Invasion” is the 15th annual Sandusky County Catholic Schools Dinner Auction theme and was unveiled at this year’s kick-off celebration held at the Fremont Yacht Club. Guests were entertained by royalty, the Beatles, and olympic athletes carrying the torch for England who will host the summer Olympics in 2012. Invitations will be mailed in February. Be sure to RSVP early for a “jolly good time, ole chap”.
-----Achievements/Updates----Elaine Gonya ‘88 was inducted into the Otterbein College Hall of Fame. She remains in the top 15 in women’s basketball for scoring, rebounds, assists and steals. She scored over 1,200 points and had more than 600 rebounds. She was the cross country team MVP for three straight years and held six school records for indoor track. Elaine currently works as a personal trainer in Wisconsin. Kevin Huntley ‘94 will be the first track and field athlete from the MAL to be inducted into the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame. Kevin is only the second athlete from Sandusky County and the fifth from the district to receive this recognition. He was the only boy state track meet champion that holds both hurdles records in all divisions. He set those records in 1993, his junior year, when SJCC won the regionals and was runner up at State. Kevin Kayden ‘96 has accepted a cost accountant position at Actaris in Owenton, KY. Jennifer Ogron ‘05 graduated from BGSU and is working as a creative assistant for Destinations by Design in Las Vegas. Her company plans and coordinates events for many casinos and convention centers in Vegas. Scott Schade ‘99 received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL. He will be establishing a clinic in Edgerton, OH.
Class Reunions 1954 August 1 at the Fremont Country Club 1959 July 18, 4:30 Mass at St. Joseph Church, reunion following at the Fremont Country Club. Details to follow. Golf outing Friday, July 17 at Sycamore Hills. Contact Paul Gonya 419-334-2319. 1964 August 15 at the Fremont Yacht Club. For more info contact Joan Gillis 419-3343413 or at firstname.lastname@example.org Nominations for Hall of Fame or the Alumni & Friends Heritage Award To be inducted into either the Sports Hall of Fame or the Alumni and Friends Heritage Award a person must be nominated. Call the school for a nomination form or send in the name of the person you would like to nominate with the following information: Hall of Fame: -Sports involved in and years -Any awards and/or school records either previously or currently held -Current involvement in sports/community Heritage Award: -Involvement in the community in which they live -Any awards received -Volunteering Please help SJCC honor those who deserve recognition. For more information contact Gary Geller, email@example.com or Sue Berryman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 419-332-5124
PAGE 4 The Voice Salutes... Amy Rospert
SJCC SCHOOL NEWS
Here at SJCC we are very proud of our faculty and staff. They go above and beyond their jobs to support and care for your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Without them SJCC wouldn’t be the great institution it is today. We salute these fine men and women in this special feature because we would like to introduce them to you and acknowledge their dedication to SJCC.
By: Derek Dickman I have known Mrs.Rospert for four years. During this time she has inspired my love for art and design. She has taught me that everyone can be creative in his or her unique way. Mrs. Rospert has encouraged me to pursue art in college, and because of her influence, I hope to become a successful architect. Mrs. Rospert has helped me to become the person I am today!
Who and what influenced your love of art? When I was in grade school, I really loved art class. In high school, my teachers influenced me even more, and they always gave me new ideas. I am inspired by Van Gogh’s style of art. I love his use of colors and thicknesses of paint. Van Gogh’s art has a sense of passion. He is one of my greatest inspirations. Did you always teach art? Before becoming an art teacher, I worked for a company in Arizona that sandblasted subdivision signs. I also worked for a company in Willard where I helped print labels for lawnmowers. I honestly didn’t like either job so I decided to return to school at The University of Toledo. I became a substitute art teacher in area schools, and I realized I loved to teach. I really wanted a full-time job doing something I loved, so I decided to take a position at SJCC where I was able to teach art —my favorite subject! What types of art do you create in your spare time? I usually do ceramics and watercolors. I love to do ceramics because it is a very good stress reliever. I do most of my watercolors at home because I get too distracted at school. I need to set some quiet time for myself so I can let my imagination flow. I also enjoy photography. I like it because I can easily take pictures and use them for watercolor projects, or I just keep my photographs for memories. What are your favorite museums and places you have visited? My favorite museum is the MOMA, or the Museum of Modern
The Rospert Family: Amy, Carly, Ashley, Allyson, Mark, Bailey, Angela
Art in New York City. Many of my favorite modern artists have their art displayed in the many galleries of the six-story museum. I have traveled to many cities in the US and Europe. My favorite cities are in Italy: Florence, Venice and Rome. I am inspired by their culture, art and architecture. Have you encouraged your family to appreciate art? When our daughters were young, my husband and I took them to museums. We wanted them to know that art was a big part of our lives and we wanted them to like art, too. Eventually, they began to pursue their personal interests. We strongly encouraged the arts; however, we did not force our children to be artists. We felt it was important for them to develop their personal talents. My husband and I are very proud of our daughters, and we feel the exposure to the arts has enriched their lives. What would you do if you weren’t an art teacher? I really can’t see myself doing anything except teaching art. I love the friendly atmosphere of SJCC and the positive attitudes of the students. The students who take my art classes share my love for art and really make my job a pleasure. I enjoy the creativity and uniqueness of everyone. It’s amazing to witness students create their original works of art (with sometimes limited art experience). I couldn’t ask for a better job!
2008-2009 National Honor Society Officers: President - Emily Kosta Vice-President - Carly Jenkins Secretary/Treasurer - Joy Risner Members: Allison Jay, Carly Jenkins, Emily Kosta, Janelle Ochs, Joy Risner, Rachel Wurzel New Members: Carrissa Burns, Ashley Carroll, Lauren Cool, Marisa Culbert, Sophia Cullen, Taylor Darr, Jonathan Koenig, Zoey McQuistion, Jessica Molyet, Kristin Morrison, Joshua Schiets, Jenna Swint, Chrissie Szymanowski
Calendar January 5 Classes Resume 15-16 First Semester Exams 19 MLK Day-No School 26 Catholic Schools Week Begins February 16 Presidents Day-No School March 9-13 OGT Testing 25 Winter Sports Mass April 4 Catholic Schools Dinner Auction 10-14 Easter Vacation 25 Heritage Award Banquet 26 Hall of Fame Banquet May 2 Prom 31 Graduation Visit streaks.net for a complete calandar
The 2009 SJCC School Calendar Drive Underway Drawings are Daily, Weekly and Yearly If you would like a calendar, send in this clipping or contact Sue Kusmer at 419-332-9947 or email@example.com. One will be mailed to you. Your name will be entered in daily drawings worth $25, monthly drawings worth $250, and five yearly drawings worth $1,000 each. Name: _______________________________ Address: _____________________________ Phone: _______________________________
$250 Monthly Calendar Winners
Great Gift Ideas SJCC classes are selling the following SJCC logo items: Coolers, Koozies, Travel Mugs, Water Bottles, Blankets, Draw String Back Packs Contact the school office 419-332-9947
January Leona Laurer February Elaine Malinowski March Tom & Denise Babione April James Quaintance May John Yeager June Lou Kuhlman July Jon Wehring August Deb & Steve Billow Sept. Mary Pfefferle Oct. Jane Ridley Nov. Tom & Cathi Laurer Checkout the daily winners on the SJCC website, fremontstjoe.org, under general information.
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SJCC Service Program Revisited The SJCC service program is a vital part of SJCC student life. Recently, the service program has been revised with the hope students will find service to others to be more meaningful, and the students will continue to serve others after their graduation from SJCC. The revised program is based on the corporal works of mercy: to feed the hungry, minister to the sick, clothe the naked and aid the homeless. The emphasis of the program is the type of service performed not the number of hours of service given. Each student must perform service within his or her school, church and community. Additionally, a special service project is “adopted” by each religion class. The students decide the project and they work, as
a class, to plan and perform their chosen service. For example, a senior religion class is planning four “soup kitchens” at SJCC during the winter months. Another senior religion class plans to visit a local nursing home and “adopt” families for Christmas. Junior religion classes plan to volunteer at a crisis pregnancy center and the School of Hope. Sophomore religion classes collect money, shop for items and ship care packages to children with cancer. By working together, the students will realize to serve others is not necessarily difficult, and the lesson, “it is in giving that we receive” is truly felt. Sophomore, Matt Mehalko prepares a care package for a child with cancer. Above, care package ready to be sent.
Thank You, Bruce One of the many blessings that the students and staff of SJCC experience is the great generosity of so many volunteers. Countless hours at meetings, planning for the future, working on the building or planning a fundraiser are some of the many activities at which these people can be found. A wonderful example of such a person can be found in our friend and supporter, Bruce Wobser. Beginning in early January, Bruce will be leaving the Fremont area to relocate to Newport News, VA, to take on the position of City Architect. Much of Bruce’s time has been dedicated to SJCC in the areas of the buildings and grounds committee, design of the HVAC renovation, design and drawings of the handicap ramp, concession stand, development offices, Naderer Sports Complex
and the Coleman Wrestling Building. He also shares his time and talent generously with many other endeavors as well, among these are the St. Joseph Church Decorating Committee and the St. Joseph Parish Festival Committee. Though he and his family, wife Carol, children, Nick ‘03, Allyson ‘06, and Chris, who will graduate this school year will no longer be residing in this city, his imprint will forever be here: at the fields, in the gyms, at church, and anywhere else that Bruce has given so freely of himself. Thank you Bruce, for everything that you have given SJCC!
SJCC Going Green By John Fatica
Before the economic crisis came about, one of the major issues concerning this country was the environment. Starting this year, SJCC is doing its part to help minimize this problem. Each room now has a bin for the paper that would have normally been thrown away and is now being recycled. So much paper is wasted in schools each year. Paper is used for tests, handouts, notes, etc. Once teachers and students are finished, the paper is simply thrown away without a second’s hesitation. However, with recycling bins in every room, kids now turn that waste into something useful. Almost all Sandusky County schools are recycling. The SJCC Student Council wanted to think of something new to do this year and they came up with the recycling plan. To help put their plan into action, student council met with Jim Darr of Sandusky County Solid Waste Management (SCSWM) and determined that the school would recycle paper and plastic bottles. The only catch was that there had to be an assembly about the new program, a paper receptacle must be in each room and there had be a special dumpster for the recycled products. What did this cost SJCC? Nothing. The SCSWM agreed to provide the receptacles and to transport the recycled materials. The SJCC student body has done its part in this effort as well. Periodically, a group of students check each room to see if their receptacles need emptying. The SJCC main office’s receptacle needs to be emptied at least every other day. A pleasant surprise has been how quickly the plastic bottle can has been filling up. This just shows that the SJCC student body is not casually throwing their bottles away but making an effort to contribute to the program. Over the years, SJCC has given back in many ways, and this program is another example of their generosity. The student council found a problem and turned it into a positive. And they did it in a way in which the entire SJCC student body can contribute.
PAGE 6 Baby Streaks
Matthew Scott Cook, son of Denise and Scott Cook ‘87 Tyler Joseph Kerr, son of Mandy and Mike Kerr ‘93 Rachel Charis Holland, daughter of Christine Stachowiak ‘86) and Jody Holland Nicholas Michael Nieman, son of Lisa (Gonya ‘86) and James Nieman Madelyn Elizabeth Reinhart, daughter of Stephanie (Baker ‘05) and Timothy Reinhart Colin Matthew Rich, son of Meghan (McCabe ‘96) and Bobby Rich Ava Rose Seeley, daughter of Stephanie (Peter ‘98) and John Seeley Tessa Catherine Seibert, daughter of Elizabeth (Stierwalt ‘98) and Kevin Seibert. “Light of Christ” Faculty and Staff Endowment Norma Gabel Weickert Family Faculty & Staff Endowment Honor of Kay (Thomsen)& Burk Tischler’s Wedding Kent Weickert Judy Weickert Ken Weickert
Floor Machine Anonymous St. Casimir FoundationGolabki Dinner Naderer Sports Complex Batting Cage M/M Rick Barbour Jim & Barb Haubert Scholarship Joanne Ochs
Ashley Logos and Matthew Gabel ‘00 Amy Morrow and Kevin Good ‘97 Kay (Thomsen ‘56) and Burk Tischler ‘56
Anniversaries 40th Mary (Mayle ‘63) and Joseph Luc ‘63
Linda (Wagner ‘66) and Dennis Rectenwald ‘65 Rita and Carl Schwartz ’60 50th Rozella (Sloma ‘56) and Herman Foos
Sylvia (Darr) Celek ‘45 John “Jack” Foos ‘57 Janet (Ritchie) Fuente ‘60 Mary Rita (Kowaleski) Herman ‘46 Ruth Maier ‘38 Robert Mallia ‘55 Alvina Naugle ‘39 Francis “Shorty” Ochs ‘40 Raymond Ronski ‘59 Alberta (Boukissen) Salem ‘40 Kathleen (Wurzel) Scott ‘63 Kenneth Widman ‘66
GIFTS Trophy Fund M/M Charlie Gonya Tuition Assistance Daniel Fey Undesignated Catherine Eberly M/M Richard Quinn
Window Fund Joanne Colgate ‘58 Cheryl Hill ‘78 Marjorie Hofelich ‘53 Mary Barrington Jeanne Darr
CEDF M/M Edward Eberly Barb Haubert M/M Stan Jones Mercedes Keating
Larry Kramer Tom Ochs M/M Gerard Shondell Louise Stout Virginia Valle George Widman Charleen Woessner CEDF Memorials Francis “Shorty” Ochs* Dr/M Tom Reineck
MEMORIALS Athletic Department Roman Babione* Dr/M Tom Reineck Booster Club Francis “Shorty” Ochs* M/M Gerald Borer Kairos Richard Mehling* M/M Tom Esker M/M Richard Feller M/M Jerry Freeh M/M Ken Gabel M/M Bill Yeager Faculty Endowment Vincent Wagner* M/M Tom Busold M/M Bob Wilhelm Naderer Sports Complex Francis “Shorty” Ochs* M/M Mick Camella Mike Naderer M/M Pete Naderer Jim & Barb Haubert Scholarship Francis “Shorty” Ochs* M/M Mike Gabel
Tom & Ellen Leite Scholarship Richard Mehling* M/M Tom Leite Trophy Fund Francis “Shorty” Ochs* M/M Charlie Gonya Tuition Assistance Sylvia Gray* Virginia Burkin* Donald Stang* M/M Mark Pumphrey Francis “Shorty” Ochs* M/M Bud Frampton Robert Mallia* Class of 1955 Jean Reineck* Donald Stang* M/M Roger Wise Window Fund Marcia (Eberly) Carey* Catherine Eberly Robert Mallia* M/M Andy Klisz Francis “Shorty” Ochs* M/M Tom Babione Esther Barbour M/M Bill Barbour M/M Bill Bork M/M Gay Bowden
M/M Robert Byard Andrew Capogrosso M/M Robert Chudzinski M/M Dan Coleman M/M Albert Cook M/M Kevin Fisher Mary Ellen Fisher M/M Mark Foos M/M Jerry Foos M/M Gary Godfred M/M L. J. Gutschalk M/M Ed Guyer Barb Haubert M/M Roger Haynes Judy Helterbrand M/M Jay Hensley M/M John Hensley M/M Paul Hoelzle Mercedes Keating M/M Pat Keegan M/M Doyle Kusmer M/M Daniel Lease M/M Chuck Lenhart M/M Ray Majoy M/M Jack Mayle M/M Scott McNair M/M Peter Miller M/M Ray Miller M/M Ronald Miller M/M Ron Molyet Margaret Mosser M/M Dutch Nietzke
M/M Gene Ochs M/M Peter Ochs M/M Bill Ochs M/M David Peiffer Stephanie Rhineberger John Roush Family M/M Bob Schmidt M/M Bill Seilheimer Chad Seilheimer M/M Bill Sheets M/M Wilbert Smith M/M Vince Snyder M/M Bill Snyder M/M Ed Streacker M/M John Swint Kay Szymanowski M/M Burk Tischler Martha Vaffis M/M John Van Der Laar Jean Van Ness Rita Wammes M/M John Wasserman M/M Mike Wasserman M/M Don Widman Margaret Widman M/M Randall Widman Wilma Widman M/M Bob Wilhelm M/M Mike Willis M/M Phil Willis M/M Dave Winters M/M Eric Wonderly Herbert Wright
M/M Bill Yeager Joanne Young Joseph Weise* Kathryn Edwards Undesignated Albert V. Baumann III* M/M Tom Dudley Irene Foos* M/M Tom Esker Tom Held* Richard Held* Class of 1944 Mary Herman* Kathleen Buck Barbara Knipe M/M Dave Kowaleski M/M William Obringer Stacey Semon Regina Thoele M/M Vince Militello Donald Stang* M/M Vince Militello Richard Mehling* John F. Hall Michael Widman* M/M Dick Chamberlain M/M L.J. Gutschalk M/M Don Widman M/M Kevin Widman M/M Jerry Young
PAGE 7 Boys Basketball The SJCC boys basketball team lost its top four scorers from last season, but the new varsity players have been very successful at the JV and freshman level the last two years, and hope to make big contributions this year. Garrett Walker and Jake Kusmer are the only returning letter-winners. Key players moving up from JV are guards Brant Reardon, Travis Walker and Sean Brawley. The top post players moving up are Mike Fox, Adam Snider and Mike Komorowski. Coach Mike Gabel believes quite a few of these players have the potential to be impact players for the Streaks very quickly. One thing Gabel’s team does not have is much height. Six players are between 6’0 and 6’ 2", so they know rebounding and inside play will be tough. They will have to work hard and do the ‘little things’ well to get results. But past results show that they’ve done it before. Now they just have to take it to the next level. The Streaks opened their season against Mansfield St. Pete’s with a 5944 win.
Girls Basketball In a similar situation to the boys team, the Lady Streaks lost their top seven players to graduation and are trying to mature and learn on the fly this year. The team has struggled out of the gate, losing their first three games to St. Pete’s (37-28), Cardinal Stritch (49-41) and Clyde (80-41). Only Vanessa Arreola, Jillian Tarolli and Leslie Celek saw significant varsity playing time last year, so Coach Gary Geller is looking for new players to step up and take leadership roles on the court. Kayla Yeckley and Jessica Molyet are the other two starters on the team, and Kara Hay, Sophia Cullen, Courtney Stierwalt and Ali Jay are the top players off the bench. Against St. Pete, Tarolli led the team with 9 points. Against Stritch, Tarolli poured in 17
WINTER SPORTS PREVIEW points and added 10 rebounds. In the matchup with Clyde, Tarolli and Stierwalt each had 10 points. The Fliers used various presses to frustrate the Streaks in the first half and built a 40-20 lead by halftime. Turnovers were a problem in all three games, as SJCC committed 29, 28 and 41, respectively.
Wrestling The wrestling team has 12 boys out this year, including six freshmen. Junior Jordan Foos (103 lbs.) and sophomore Austin Hilty (119 lbs.) are the two key returnees. Hilty qualified for Districts last year as a freshman. Even though many of the wrestlers will be inexperienced, Coach Mike Naufel is happy that after a couple years with very low numbers, the Streaks should be able to fill most weight classes this season. The young wrestlers will have to learn quickly if the team wants to improve on last year’s 6th place finish in the MAL. Even though numbers are up, with only 12 wrestlers, there will be no time for the freshmen to wrestle JV. Hilty and Foos have been acting as “player-coaches” in practice, working with the freshmen to help them learn as much as possible before they are thrown into the varsity matches. The team’s first event is a tri-match on Dec. 12 with Port Clinton and St. We n d e l i n . SJCC then hosts the M a r k Coleman Duals on S a t u r d a y, December 20. Bowling With the rebuilding of Plaza Lanes after the devastating fire this past year, Roger Rhoad had to pass the coaching responsibilities for the SJCC bowling team to Dianna Selvey. The construction of the new Plaza Lanes will probably not be finished until early 2009, after the high school bowling season, so Fremont Ross, SJCC and Clyde have all been forced to find alternative venues such as Tri-County Lanes in Woodville for practices and “home” matches.
The key returners for the team are Sam Hossler and Christian Rodriguez for the boys and Miranda Molyet, Rebecca Jenkins and Katie Hoffman for the girls. In all, there are nine boys and ten girls on the team. Swimming Kevin Casey will coach the SJCC swimming team for the fourth season and is excited about the program’s growth. There is now a junior high swim program, and eight freshmen out for the team. Overall, there are 14 girls and 5 boys on the team. In their first meet, the teams lost to both Toledo Central Catholic and Sandusky St. Mary’s, but the matches were close. The girls lost 147-119 to St. Mary’s, and 145-125 to Central Catholic. Ashley Overmyer won the 50M Freestyle, and the 200M Freestyle relay team of Overmyer, Joy Risner, Emily Ronski and Jenna Swint also won. Ronski was 2nd in the 200M Individual Medley and Risner was 2nd in the 100M Freestyle. Top finishers for the boys were Alex Young 2nd in the 100M Backstroke and 2nd place finishes by the 200 Medley (Young, C.J. Holland, Zeke Rodriguez and Adam Culbert) and 200 Freestyle (Young, Holland, Rodriguez and Rob Reineck) teams.
Booster Club News It’s not too late to join the SJCC Booster Club. Meetings are the first and third Monday of the month at 8:00 p.m. in the Sheets Supply building on the corner of Napoleon and Jackson Streets. Enter from Jackson Street. The club is open to both men and women. Refreshments are always available. Stop up and be an active participant in supporting SJCC boys and girls sports. Also, support our aluminum can recycling program. Drop your cans in the SJCC bin at Burns Iron and Metal Company, 9ll N. Front Street. Open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 to 11:30 on Saturdays. The bin is located right inside the gate.
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