Thursday, February 23, 2012
The district tournament brackets for the boys and girls teams are available online.
The Class 3, District 5 tournament brackets have been released for both the boys and girls basketball teams at Brentwood and Maplewood Richmond Heights. The boys tournament will be held at Vashon High School (3035 Cass Avenue) and the girls tournament will be held at the Mathews-Dickey Boys' and Girls' Club (4245 N. Kingshighway Blvd.). Both tournaments will run from this Friday through next Thursday. In the boys bracket, the Brentwood Eagles' (10-12) first game is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday against Lift for Life Academy (11-12). If Brentwood wins, the next game would be scheduled for 6:45 p.m. on the following Tuesday, where the Eagles would play either Cardinal Ritter, Confluence Prep Academy Charter School or Construction Careers …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
A year after MRH gave the Bradley Beal-led Red Devils a scare, it's a whole new game.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights boys basketball team followed a 61-60 heartbreaker loss to Hazelwood Central on Friday with a 64-30 home win over the Red Devils of Chaminade. An article on STLhighschoolsports.com noted that, last year, MRH gave the Bradley Beal-led Red Devils a scare well into that game. This year, MRH lead 36-23 at the half and outshot Chaminade 19-6 in the third quarter, the article notes. Read more about Saturday's victory—including quotes from the players—on STLhighschoolsports.com. MRH will next host Brentwood (9-10) on Tuesday. The Eagles are led by junior Will Erby, who is shooting for 11.7 points per game on average. They aim to halt a four game losing streak.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Clayton played four strong quarters at MRH as the Devils found only one field goal in the fourth quarter.
Maplewood Richmond Heights girls basketball hosted Clayton in a non-conference game last night, and played strong for three quarters. The fourth quarter was the devil for the Blue Devils, however. They scored only two points, to the Greyhounds’ 20, and fell to Clayton 57-43. An album of game photos, plus senior night shots, are available on the Maplewood Richmond Heights Blue Devils Facebook page. Senior Antonia Lee contributed a game-high 20 points. Juniors Lacei Sams and Amelia Stubblefield paced Clayton with 14 points each. MRH next plays a non-conference game at Elizabeth Academy (3-14) at 5 p.m. on Friday. Clayton’s next game is against Suburban East League-leader Ladue (18-5) at Washington University at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The prospective coach is a 2007 MRH graduate. The school board needs to approve the decision before it's official.
Ryan Robertson, a 2007 graduate from Maplewood Richmond Heights High School, has been selected as an assistant baseball coach, pending school board approval. Robertson played with head coach Jonathan Webb during MRH's last district title game prior to the 2011 game against Brentwood. “You know he has a passion and cares about this high school,” athletic director Malcolm Hill said. “He’s going to work hard with our young baseball players, so we’re excited to have him.” Webb said Robertson will work primarily with infielders and the offensive game, especially base-running skills. Robertson graduated from the University of Tennessee with a business degree last year, and volunteered as an assistant MRH soccer coach in the fall. Rob Welcker, …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Tigers took an early lead and never looked back in the non-conference away game for the Blue Devils.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights boys basketball team (8-5) met the number one ranked small school Soldan (13-3) Wednesday night. The Tigers were victorious at home, winning 54-41. Soldan's Randy Holmes scored a game-high 15 points, and Kahlid Hagens had a team-high 13 points for the Devils, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. MRH has plenty of home games left, starting with Cape Central on Friday. * denotes South Central Athletic Association conference game.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The teams went a combined 1-3 last week but look to rebound following a week away from games this week.
It was an entertaining week on the court for the two boys teams. The MRH Blue Devils went 1-2 in the always exciting Webster Classic last weekend, with losses in its first two games against SLUH and Marquette, and a final day win over Oakville. MRH is off this week, and actually doesn’t have any games scheduled until after Christmas. But when the Devils do get back to action, it’ll be quite a doozy, with MRH traveling down to Poplar Bluff to play in the Christmas tournament against a field that’ll include Memphis Hillcrest* – a 2009 Missouri state champion that features No. 1 national football recruit Dorial Green-Beckham. The Brentwood Eagles lost their only game of last week, 63-51 at Ladue, in a contest that was much closer than the …
Five players were recognized for their contributions during the football season.
The big news in local high school sports came early Friday afternoon when the Associated Press All-State Football Teams were announced, after voting had concluded among a panel of statewide sportswriters and sportscasters. Locally, five players, four from Maplewood Richmond Heights and one from Brentwood, were named to all-state football list. In Class 2, MRH juniors Wes Williams (linebacker) and Karon Thomas (defensive back) were selected to the First-Team squad, while teammates junior Kahlid Hagens (quarterback) and senior Kashon Hagens (wide receiver) and Brentwood senior Tyler Jones (linebacker) were named to the Second-Team unit. Williams, one of the most productive linebackers in the area this past season, led the Devils (11-3) with …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Three best friends at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School auditioned for the state jazz band. Their music history began when the trio created a punk rock garage band in third grade.
When Maplewood Richmond Heights students Zach Arias, Tom Barron and John O’Keefe first performed music, it was literally child’s play. They were a group of third-grade boys with no music training, playing on borrowed instruments and kid-sized tambourines in a garage band with no name. “They made a lot of noise back then,” said Ann Arias, Zach’s mom, recalling the jam sessions of punk rock music in the family’s garage. “As parents, we thought it was cool, a good outlet. We never thought about where it would lead.” But those weekends of pretend performances changed the boys. It ultimately led them to a passion for music (especially jazz), the desire to learn an instrument, and a talent for performance. (Have you joined the other Blue …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The Blue Devils performed well in a competitive tournament in Arkansas while the Eagles started the season with a 3-2 record.
Maplewood Richmond Heights boys basketball coach Corey Frazier tallied his 200th career win after a successful weekend of games for the Blue Devils in Arkansas. MRH traveled to Jonesboro (AR) to compete in the nationally prestigious Hurricane Classic, and won two of three games. Junior Kahlid Hagens and senior Jake Hensel were named to the all-tournament team, with Hagens averaging 20.3 points/game and Hensel knocking down nearly every three-pointer he took. This week, the Blue Devils will be competing in the Webster Classic Tournament at Webster Groves High School, beginning with a first-round game against Saint Louis University High, Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. The Brentwood boys hoops team also had a good week. The Eagles took third …
Both the Eagles and Blue Devils hope to rebound from a couple losses on Monday night.
Still early in the 2011-12 season, the Maplewood Richmond Heights and Brentwood girls basketball teams are both playing in the Whitfield Tournament this week. The teams started with a pair of losses on Monday night against John Burroughs and Whitfield. Both teams will be in action on Wednesday with a pair of games scheduled to tip off at 7:30 p.m. MRH is set to take on St. Elizabeth’s Academy in Whitfield’s gym no. 1, while Brentwood will play Valley Park at the same time, in gym no. 2. MRH is 1-2 on the season with Antonia Lee leading the way with 9.7 points/game. Brentwood is 0-5 so far, with junior center Meredith McGrath leading the Eagles in points (7.5 per game) and rebounds (11.2 per game).