Friday, March 15, 2013
Metro Catholic Conference rivals tip off at 3:20 for the chance to advance to Saturday night's championship.
It is Final Four time for state hoops, and we've got everything you need to enjoy De Smet Jesuit vs. Vianney if you can't be there in person. We've embedded the live feed of the action, courtesy of FOX Sports Midwest. Note: The live feed is carrying all the games during the day, including the Dexter vs. Smithville matchup immediately prior. Join our Live game blog and check out our preview of the matchup The winner advances to face either Hickman or Rockhurst in Saturday's championship game at 6:40 p.m. at Mizzou Arena. The third place game will be played at 11:30 a.m. Read: De Smet vs. Vianney Familiar Final Four Foes Friday
The Metro Catholic Conference rivals met for a third time in Friday's Class 5 State Semifinal.
5:15 p.m. update The De Smet Jesuit Spartans advanced to the Missouri Class 5 Championship basketball game Friday with a 58-55 win over Vianney at Mizzou Arena. Nolan Berry led the Spartans, scoring 11 of his 17 points in the first quarter. Brad Woodson, beset by foul trouble when he picked up 2 early infractions in the first half, was a one-man show in the fourth for the Griffins. He finished with a game high 22 points. De Smet Jesuit advances to play Rockhurst Saturday night. The Spartans played Rockhurst in the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament in St. Louis this season and were handled by their Jesuit counterparts from the other side of the state. Berry, who played with the flu that night, said Rockhurst didn't get De Smet Jesuit's best …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Griffs get out fast and dominate Flyers in opening game of Coaches vs Cancer at Scottrade Center.
There are those embarassing moments in sports. Lindbergh shot just 3 of 35 from the field and were destroyed 37-8 by rival Vianney in the opening game of the Coaches vs Cancer Shootout at Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis. And the Griffs played without the services of their top performer Brad Woodsen who suffered a knock to the head Monday against Clayton and watched in street clothes. "I was nervous not having Brad," said Griffs coach Sean Walsh." Senior 6-foot-9 Sean O'Brien picked up the slack, leading all scorers with 17 points. He has offers from Harding College, Searcy, Arkansas and CBC of Memphis and looks from UMSL, Quincy, Central Missouri and others. "I thought we played well. I'm glad we won," said O'Brien. So too was Walsh…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The St. Louis football star quietly told the University of Missouri that he would become a Tiger in 2014. Vianney Coach Mike Diffley talks about what makes Smith such an attractive player.
The University of Missouri football program has been eyeing Vianney High School Junior Markel Smith for some time. Their efforts paid off. After attending a camp this summer at the University of Missouri, the football program's coaching staff made him an offer. Smith told them he wouldn't make a decision until the end of Vianney's 2012 season. After a season-ending loss Wednesday to the Jackson High School Indians, Smith made good on his word, notifying Mizzou Thursday night that he would become a Tiger in 2014. Smith has been a powerhouse for the Griffins and a standout in the St. Louis high school football scene. Before going into Vianney's final game, Smith led the St. Louis area with 2,342 yards rushing through 10 games, had scored 29 …
The school will not retain Mike Diffley for the 2013-2014 season.
Mike Diffley will not return to Vianney High School as the head football coach for the 2013-2014 season, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Vianney will begin its new search for a replacement Friday, according to the Post. Vianney Athletic Director Terry Cochran and principal Tim Dilg will select the new coach for the Griffs. Diffley served as head coach of the Vianney football team for two seasons. To learn more, visit stltoday.com. Other Vianney Football News: