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Vianney star catches baseballs, Catholic faith


The chapel at St. John Vianney High School was packed with close to 200 people for the Easter Vigil, including a number of the baseball players who came to support their teammate who was baptized, confirmed and received the Eucharist for the first time.

Andrew Keck, a catcher on the baseball team who was named to the All Metro Team last season, said around Lent every year he had thought about becoming a Catholic. His mom was raised Catholic, he said, and didn't have him baptized, wanting him to make the decision on his own.

Soccer All-American Steven Bibas of Vianney credits others

Steven Bibas celebrated with teammates after scoring for St. John Vianney in the state semifinal game against Springfield Kickapoo in November. Earlier this month, Bibas was named to the United Soccer Coaches High School All-America Team for the fall 2017 season.

Known for his accomplishments on the soccer field, St. John Vianney High School's Steven Bibas is equally adept at deflecting praise that comes his way.

Earlier this month, Bibas was named to the United Soccer Coaches High School All-America Team for the fall 2017 season. He's one of three players from Missouri named to the team. The others are Billy Hency of Rockwood Summit High School who is Bibas' teammate on Sporting St. Louis Howe club team, and Kyle Ruark of the Class 4 state champions, Rockhurst of Kansas City.

Vianney’s season a success despite loss in state semifinals

Lisa Johnston | | twitter: @aeternusphoto

St. John Vianney's starting pitcher, Luke Mann tossed 109 pitches and finished the game with 7 strike-outs.  On June 2, St. John Vianney High School baseball team lost in the Class 5 state semifinals to Ft. Zumwalt West 4-3.

Players from the St. John Vianney High School baseball team held their head high after a loss in the Class 5 state semifinals.

They congratulated their opponent, regrouped outside the dugout on the artificial turf at Car Shield Field in O’Fallon and then walked to their bus to the cheers of fans.

The team’s 4-3 loss to Ft. Zumwalt West June 2 failed to erase a stellar season for Vianney, which finished 32-7 after a 9-0 win in the third-place game against Lee’s Summit the next day. Ft. Zumwalt lost the title game 2-1 to Jefferson City on a walk-off hit-by-pitch.

Renovated chapel at Vianney is the ‘center of a holy place’

Seniors at St. John Vianney High School began religion class with an Ignation meditation in the new Curé of Ars Chapel. The chapel recently underwent a renovation and update to expand capacity and highlight the work of late Marianist artist Brother Mel Meyer.

For 57 years the chapel at St. John Vianney High School has been referred to as just that — "The Chapel." Now, following an extensive renovation, its name is the Curé of Ars Chapel in recognition of the school's namesake, St. John Vianney.

The Marianist brothers no longer live on campus, so the chapel now is used exclusively by the school. The renovation increased the capacity so a full grade level fits in it. The work created a more harmonious aesthetic uniting the windows, walls, furniture, flooring, liturgical pieces, artwork and lighting. A new sound system was installed as well.

No napping at your desk in Vianney’s 360 Math classes

St. John Vianney High School has installed high-tech glass boards in its math classrooms for a program known as 360 Math. Matthew Thomas, a sophomore, worked on a geometry problem given by his teacher, Robert Prost, as the class worked on the boards surrounding the classroom.








It was midday, gloomy outside and students filed in for a 90-minute geometry class. at St. John Vianney High School.

Time for a nap at your desk, you might say?

Not for St. John Vianney High School's 360 Math program, where all students worked through math problems on quarter-inch-thick glass writing boards attached to every wall in the classroom.

Faithful Fan | Guidance from coaches is golden, high school stars say

Joseph Kenny

High school baseball coaches do a lot more than fill out a starting lineup and deal with strategy, especially when it comes to having talented players.

Playing for a coach who had success as a pitcher means a lot to St. John Vianney's Luke Mann.

Mann had an outstanding year in 2016. Among his statistical highlights was posting a school- record 0.43 earned run average.

"He gives me the tools of the trade to be successful," Mann said of Vianney's coach, Scott Brown, who pitched in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

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