Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Brittney Gallagher, a 2009 graduate, was killed after the car she was riding in hit another vehicle near Ebro, Fla.
Investigators are now saying a Lake Catholic graduate was not the driver of a vehicle that wrecked, killing two in the car and injuring two others, according to The Plain Dealer. Brittney Gallagher, who was on spring break from The Ohio State University, died Saturday morning in Ebro, Fla. after the car she was in hit another vehicle. Gallagher graduated from Lake Catholic in 2009. The Plain Dealer reports that it was actually Courtney Miller, 21, of Niles, OH that was driving the car, not Gallagher as investigators originally stated. Diana Mitchell, 22, of Solon, was also in the car and has been released from a Panama City hospital, according to the Plain Dealer. The fourth girl in the car is still in the hospital. Florida state troopers …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Brittney Gallagher, a 2009 graduate, was killed after striking another vehicle near Ebro, Fla.
A Lake Catholic High School graduate died this weekend in a car crash in the Florida panhandle. Brittney Gallagher, who was on spring break from The Ohio State University, died Saturday morning in Ebro, Fla. after the car she drove hit another vehicle. Gallagher graduated from Lake Catholic in 2009, according to The News-Herald. Courtney Miller of Niles was also pronounced dead. Lauren Kane of Willoughby and Diana Mitchell of Solon are listed as guarded and stable, respectively, at Bay Medical Center. Florida state troopers told media outlets like WJHG.com that Gallagher "veered aggressively" back into the westbound lane after her vehicle crossed the center line on Highway 20. The 2000 Dodge spun out of control when the driver tried make …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Anthony Tutolo comes out on top in his second-straight trip to states
A Lake Catholic High School junior claimed the top spot in this weekend's Division II state wrestling tournament. Anthony Tutolo won the 126-pound championship after defeating Mike Rix of St. Vincent-St. Mary, 6-4. As a team, Lake Catholic took 12th place in the tournament, according to OHSAA's final standings. "Everything that I've been working for, all that extra practice, it helped me come through," Anthony told The News-Herald after the win. "It's exactly what I dreamed of as a little kid, watching everybody reach their dreams. "Now I'm doing it. I can't believe it. It's a great feeling." It was Anthony's second straight trip to states. Teammates Brad Taton and Jimmy Szep each finished in seventh place in the 113-pound and 195-pound …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Captain Amy Steigerwald was the school's lone individual female district qualifier
For Amy Steigerwald, the 2012-2013 swimming campaign represented a season of achieved goals that has already produced optimism for next year. Amy, a junior at Lake Catholic, was the only young woman to qualify for the district tournament earlier this month. She joined junior Ian Jones and members of the boys and girls 200 Yard Freestyle relay teams in representing the Cougars at districts. "Both of our 200 relay (teams) got the very last spot to qualify in districts," Amy said. "We both dropped a ton of time, so that was good. We adjusted this year to some new coaching, and the relays were really experimental. "It was pretty amazing that both were able to qualify." Amy finished in 20th place in both her district tournament events — the 50 …
Monday, February 25, 2013
After making friends with student volunteers at one of Deepwood's workshops, 22-year-old Brian Posey, wanted to be a student for a day
Brian Posey simply wanted to be a Lake Catholic High School student for a day. Instead, he received rock star-type treatment Friday during the Winter Sports Rally. The crowd of students and administrators roared as Posey, a 22-year-old with cerebral palsy, pushed his wheelchair for a lap around the gymnasium. He waved at students in the crowd, beaming as he soaked in the moment when he made a gym full of new friends. "I didn't think he'd come back," joked his mother, Brenda Houston, who watched the special moment off to the side. When Posey wheeled back to the bottom of the bleachers, he had two words to describe what had just happened. "It's great," he exclaimed after he was introduced as part of the rally. Posey met a group of 10 Lake …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Check out some photos from Friday's fun event
Lake Catholic seniors couldn't be stopped Friday. A group of athletes who will graduate this year teamed up to take on various Lake Catholic teachers in the Winter Sports Recognition Rally and Goodwill Games, and the results weren't even close. The students beat the teachers in all events — volleyball, dodgeball and tug of war. They even gave their instructors a second chance at tug of war, but still came out victorious in that match. That didn't stop the teachers from engaging the students in some good-natured ribbing. For instance, video conferencing coordinator Jeff Ellis uttered, "What's up now?!" after several spikes in the teachers' 22-14 volleyball defeat.
Friday, February 8, 2013
People can support Lake Catholic by bidding on prizes that range from Taylor Swift tickets to a gas grill to an opportunity to name a road
Lake Catholic High School has kicked off its annual Growing the Mission Auction online. The online auction helps raise funds for scholarships and upgrades to the school facilities. People can bid on 29 different prizes, including tickets to Cavaliers games, Bon Jovi or Taylor Swift concerts and Playhouse Square performances, a trip to Disney World, a gas grill, a chance to rename a road by Lake Catholic and more. The online auction is available through February 20. The online offerings are just a sample of the items that will be available at the school's annual gala. The gala will be held 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at LaMalfa Centre. People can reserve tickets for the gala by calling 440-578-1020.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Volleyball, lacrosse and football players announced their collegiate choices on Wednesday
Three Lake Catholic athletes gathered Wednesday announced where the next chapter of their lives would take place. Seniors Sammy Kline, Kirsten Lorek and John Stepec will all compete in NCAA Division I athletics this fall. Sammy and Kirsten will both attend Duquesne University in Pittsburgh to play volleyball and lacrosse, respectively. John will play football for the University of Toledo. "Their hard work has definitely paid off," Lake Catholic Athletic Director Sam Colacarro said. "They've made themselves, their families and Lake Catholic proud with all of their efforts." Comfort played a key role in the students' decisions. Sammy said an indescribable element of the Duquesne campus felt right. Meanwhile John, who will play defensive end …
Friday, January 25, 2013
People can also donate prizes for the gala's auction
Lake Catholic High School is selling tickets for its annual Growing the Mission Gala, which will be the evening of Feb. 23 at the LaMalfa Centre. The gala is the school's biggest fundraiser each year and there are several ways in which people can show their support. First, people can click here to purchase tickets to the gala. They cost $100 each. The price of the ticket doesn't just cover the evening's food, drink and entertainment. It also provides an opportunity to bid on dozens of prizes at the auction. Similarly, you can contact Kathy Dowd or Michael Bernot at Lake Catholic if you would like to donate an item for the auction. They can be reached at 440-578-1020. If you want to donate an auction item but don't know where to begin, the …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Both a lake effect snow warning and wind chill advisory are still active until Wednesday morning
The students of Mentor Schools and Lake Catholic will have a 4-day weekend. The schools are closed today (Jan. 22) because of the snow and wind chill. Mentor Schools made the announcement on their web site. They added that high school exams -- which were scheduled to start today -- will begin tomorrow. Similarly, Lake Catholic announced it will be a snow day on its Facebook page. Meteorologists said a winter storm was expected to hit the area Sunday night and persist through Wednesday morning, leaving as much as two feet of snow. The snow is caused by an arctic airmass that is moving into the area. Its cold air combined with the low pressure across the Great lakes will allow for the possibility of persistent lake effect snow across …