Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The plaques acknowledge donors who funded renovations of the field and track in the early 2000s.
At about 3 a.m. Thursday, surveillance cameras captured a white pickup truck pulling up to the two pillars at the east end of the Maplewood Richmond Heights football field. That's when a perpetrator got out of the truck and removed two bronze plaques from the two pillars, the Maplewood Police Department said. One was attached with bolts to the brick pillar, and the other covered an opening once used for selling tickets. “We can only speculate,” said Brian Adkisson, MRH director of communications. “Our video cameras showed a truck pulling up and stopping right in front, and that’s really all we have because they were on the back side of these pillars and so you really can’t see people.” He assumes the plaques were taken to be sold as scrap …
Monday, June 18, 2012
The program is part of the International Center for Leadership in Education.
Maplewood Richmond Heights School District announced on its website, on June 14, that MRH High School has been selected as a National “Model School.” Representatives of MRH High School will present at the Model Schools Conference in Kissimmee, Florida June 24-June 27. The Model Schools Conference is part of the International Center for Leadership in Education, and showcases the nation’s best practices for improving student achievement and creating growth. Read the rest of the release on the MRH School District website.
Monday, May 14, 2012
The Maplewood-Richmond Heights Blue Devils had an impressive showing at the sectional track meet Saturday.
Nearly all of the Maplewood Richmond Heights track athletes who competed in Saturday's sectional track meet at Principia will move on to state. Essence Brewer got two second-place finishes in the 100 and 400-meter run, with unofficial times of 12.6 and 59.74 seconds, respectively. The Blue Devils also took first and second place in the boys 400-meter run. Montel Maggitt came in first with a time of 50.5 seconds and Laurence Hogue finished second with a time of 51.42. Britney Bell took first in the shotput, throwing 39 feet, 4 inches. The team also had competitors in the boys 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400-meter relays.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
The man who last spent time with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. before his assassination spoke to students in the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District on Thursday.
After his visit to Maplewood Richmond Heights High School on Thursday, civil rights leader Rev. Billy Kyles said he liked what he saw in the district. “You cannot come to this school and interact with people and walk through it, without feeling a real sense of togetherness,” he said. “It’s a joy for me to be here with them.” Kyles, 77, already knew MRH assistant principal Michael Maclin from Maclin’s trips to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. He had also heard Kyles preach in Monumental Baptist Church, where he’s been a pastor for 52 years. Maclin thought the MRH students should meet him too, and invited the minister to come to Maplewood. Kyles spent the day in the district. In the morning he spoke to the middle school and high …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Senior Antonia Lee had 14 points and was named to the all-tournament team, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a rough start for MRH in what became a 58-43 loss to Cardinal Ritter.
ST. LOUIS – The Maplewood Richmond Heights girls basketball team’s magnificent run through the Cardinal Ritter Christmas Tournament ended in not so exhilarating fashion Wednesday night, as the Blue Devils lost the championship game 58-43, to the tournament host Cardinal Ritter. MRH, which is now 5-4 on the season, nabbed two of its best wins of the season on Monday and Tuesday to reach the championship game, but couldn’t overcome a rough start against red-hot Ritter, which has now won four in a row. “I definitely think it was nerves,” MRH head coach Phil Crawford said. “This was our first championship game, and the girls were a little bit nervous.” And that was clearly a problem in the early going for MRH, which had a number of bad …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Devils went 16-12 last season, before being knocked out of playoffs in district championship game.
With their eyes set firmly on their December 1 season opener in Jonesboro, AR, the Maplewood Richmond Heights boys basketball team has been hard at work prepping for the 2011-2012 hoops season. Every day after school, and some days before school, the Blue Devils meet up with head coach Corey Frazier and an array of assistants, for some of the most intense preseason workouts of any team in the area. “Yeah, we definitely put them to work,” said Frazier during a recent MRH workout. “But that’s what I love about this team. I don’t get any complaints. No frowns. No whining. No crying. These kids just work.” And it’s through that work that Frazier and the Blue Devils hope to add another state championship banner beside the ones from 2008 and …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Devils score touchdowns in five different ways in blowout victory of St. Louis charter school.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights football team finished off the 2011 regular season and clinched the MSHSAA Class 2 District 4 championship in grand style Thursday night, with a whopping 75-6 win over the Lift for Life Academy of St. Louis. The Blue Devils, who are now 8-2 this season and remain the highest-ranked St. Louis-area team in Class 2 at No. 7 in the state, earned themselves a berth in the state playoffs, which begin on Wednesday, November 2, and the right to host that game, which will be against the runner-up team from District 3. The Class 2 District 3 championship will be settled on Saturday, when Principia High School hosts Brentwood at 1 p.m. The winner of that game will get a home playoff game next Wednesday, while the loser…
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
With one week left in the season, both teams have clinched spots in the postseason.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights and Brentwood football teams find themselves in similar boats heading into the final week of the regular season this week. MRH, one of the state’s most exciting teams, is in the most enviable position, having already clinched itself a spot in the state playoffs, the district championship, and a first round home game, with big wins over Carnahan and Northwest Academy the last two weeks. The Devils (7-2) will finish out regular season play with a game in Crystal City, MO, against Lift for Life Academy (2-7). Brentwood earned its spot in the playoffs last Friday with a commanding 35-0 home win over Grandview. The Eagles can now claim the outright district championship, and get a home playoff game, if they can …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Maplewood Richmond Heights starts season at number one in preseason polls and hosts number two MICDS.
A year ago, Maplewood Richmond Heights football wasn’t on anyone's radar, let alone MICDS. Then the Blue Devils shocked the Rams 26-16 in the season opener. It’s no shock now that the Rams are planning a different outcome this year. When MICDS travels to MRH High School Friday night it will be the number two team in the area visiting number one, according to small-school rankings on STLToday.com. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. (Are you hungry for more Blue Devils news? Check out our Facebook page devoted to Blue Devils sports: www.facebook.com/MRHBlueDevils) When the teams scheduled the game last year, they didn't realize it'd be a battle of the top two teams, MRH coach Brandon Gregory said. “Definitely that adds a little bit of …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The Class 2 state-runnerup Maplewood Richmond Heights Blue Devils open their season at home Aug. 26 against MICDS.
With fall practices under way as of Monday, and the first day of school slated for Aug. 15, the Maplewood Richmond Heights High School Athletics Department started its 2011-2012 sporting year by recently releasing its 2011 varsity and junior varsity football schedules. The Blue Devils are coming off the best season in school history. MRH went 14-1, which included a trip to the Edward Jones Dome for the Missouri Class 2 state championship game, which they lost, 34-13, to Penney. (See related on Patch: Penney Pulls Away, Ends MRH's Bid for Perfect Season) The Blue Devils will be looking for their second straight Mississippi Area White Conference title in 2011, after going undefeated in league play last year. In fact, MRH is going for its …