Monday, February 13, 2012
The 7-year-old Maplewood Richmond Heights student has been diagnosed with B Cell Lymphona and is waiting for the right match for a bone marrow transplant.
Katelyn Vasey loves to visit the Saint Louis Zoo and play with farm animals at her school. The 7-year-old Maplewood Richmond Heights student said she wants be a veterinarian when she grows up. "I want to help all animals," said Katelyn while shyly hiding behind her clutched stuffed dog, who she named Twilight. When Katelyn starts talking about her love for animals, she doesn't stop smiling. Even as she sat on a hospital bed with a plastic foam cup of chocolate milk and a beeping machine beside her pillow on a recent Saturday, Katelyn never stopped smiling. Her smile makes it easy to forget everything Katelyn has been through. Katelyn was diagnosed in December 2010 with a type of cancer called B Cell Lymphona. She went through eight months …
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.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Eyewitnesses at the MRH-Valley Park game said the referee yelled at Frazier, and Frazier had no reply.
Maplewood Richmond Heights boys basketball coach Corey Frazier didn’t witness one of his team’s big wins of the season because he had been ejected the game before. Per MSHSAA rules, he had to miss the following game. The Blue Devils beat Whitfield 47-41 on Saturday, the game where Caleb Greenwalt hit four 3-pointers. It was in a game the day before, against Valley Park, that Frazier was ejected. Why he was ejected seems to be a mystery. In a St. Louis Post Dispatch article, eyewitnesses at the game are quoted as saying the official who ejected Frazier stood over him and yelled at him. Frazier took to Twitter following the game that night. “Never been so miss treated before in my life. Smh... Devil is busy tonight. Thank God I'm a Christian…
Monday, February 6, 2012
The junior guard is on a streak this season, so far, with 31 triples.
Maplewood Richmond Heights junior guard Caleb Greenwalt srikes again. On Saturday, Greenwalt sunk four long-range shots in a game where they really mattered: against a 13-7 Whitfield squad, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports. MRH's win leaves the Blue Devils at 12-5. In a previous game, against Valley Park, Greenwalt hit four triples in one quarter. His 31 threes leads the Blue Devils, and is tied at the number one spot in the league for the most 3-pointers. MRH's next game is at Hancock (4-15) on Tuesday. A week from Tuesday, the Devils host rival Brentwood (9-7). A full story from Saturday's game is available on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website.
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 …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Dr. Tony Arnold plans to "pursue other personal and professional interests", notes an email to MRH parents.
Maplewood Richmond Heights Elementary School will soon be on the hunt for both a new principal and assistant principal. Dr. Tony Arnold, who is in his second year as principal at the school, will resign from the post at the end of the school year. Arnold plans to "pursue other personal and professional interests", notes a district email to parents on Friday afternoon. Arnold was not immediately available for comment on Friday afternoon. Assistant Principal Katie Rengel announced earlier this week that she will step down at the end of the school year to spend more time with her family. She and her husband had their first child last fall, notes another district email to parents. Rengel, who has worked as assistant principal for four years, …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
If these tweets and posts from MRH students and teachers make you jealous you didn't see the Rev. Billy Kyles yourself, you are in luck. Scroll to the bottom of our story to find out how to get your tickets for tonight's speech.
Head basketball coach Corey Frazier played for Saint Louis University coach Charlie Spoonhour, who died on Wednesday.
Corey Frazier, head basketball coach at Maplewood Richmond Heights, fondly remembers playing under the direction of Coach Charlie Spoonhour at Saint Louis University. Frazier played for Spoonhour when the Billikens reached the NCAA Tournament in the 1990s. He spoke to BillikenReport.com about his former coach, who died on Wednesday: "He was real big on being disciplined and making sure we knew what life was about," Frazier said. "Not letting this basketball thing be the only thing. It's also the academic thing, and socially. He even made us take etiquette classes and stuff of that nature. He really cared about us as individuals and us as being productive citizens." See more quotes and the full story on the BillikenReport.com.
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, …