As it often goes December through March, action in the historic John F. McGuire Gymnasium heated up to provide Angel fans with plenty of excitement during the long, cold winter.
The boys' and girls' varsity teams went a combined 38-11 in 2014-15, a season highlighted by the boys' 51-50 home victory over Whitefish Bay Dominican, the top-ranked team in Division 4 and four-time defending state champion.
In 1969, the Angels, led by senior transfer Jim Chones, compiled a perfect 26-0 record under Coach John McGuire en route to winning a WISAA title.
McGuire would go on to become a charter member in the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.
Chones, who was named United Press International Wisconsin Player of the Year in 1969, would star at Marquette University before getting drafted by the New York Nets of the ABA and, ultimately, winning an NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1980.
Pictured at left: Held aloft by his team, including star Jim Chones, Coach McGuire carries off the first place tournament trophy at the end of a perfect season.
Catholic Schools Week
Every year, students at staff at SCHS celebrate National Catholic Schools Week at the end of January. This year's events include things like collecting food items for the Stuff the Bus hunger drive, a Step Exchange Prayer Service and a Pancake Breakfast.
While a variety of events have come and gone over the years, the week remains an important time to recognize all the special things SCHS has to offer.
Catholic Schools Week (1999)
Monday: Ice skating and Mozart Day
Tuesday: Mass and Root Beer Moats
Wednesday: Faculty/Student Volleyball Game
Thursday: Team Jeopardy
Friday: Price is Right and Medieval Feast
Pictured at right: During Catholic Schools Week in 1999, legendary history teacher Mike O'Brien plays the role of Bob Barker as Marie Defurio '00 jots down her Showcase Showdown bid.
SCHS Christmas Basket Program
For over 50 years, students and staff have collected toys, toiletries and canned foods during the holidays for area families in need.
In 2014, families will be divided among the 9th-12th grade STEPs and school offices. Each STEP is responsible for 2-3 children, with larger families being split between STEPs. The school is also partnering with St. Joseph Parish and SOAR (Scholarships, Opportunities, and Access in Racine) for the effort. After the filled baskets are brought to the school chapel in mid-December, members of the senior class will deliver them to St. Joe's.
While all students still participated in the collection back in 1963, the distribution and delivery was spearheaded by the boys' monogram club.
Pictured at Right: Boys monogram members John Newman, Justn Gorelik, Gene Bauer, Dave Venkus, Harry Knopke, Dick Dovorany, Jim Penza and Bill Willkomm prepare to deliver the baskets.