Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Medina is an honor student and volleyball captain. She said she wants to give back to Maplewood Richmond Heights.
Mariah Medina came from New Life Christian Academy, in Bridgeton, MO, when she was a sophomore. “I think I had eight people in my class,” she said. “I was a little nervous because I had never been at a public school before.” She’s now a Maplewood Richmond Heights senior, and the National Honors Society chapter president and MRH Student Council president. She was also recently captain of the volleyball team. She arrived in volleyball season. She signed up and made varsity her first year. “I had been playing for a while, but I was never able to experience an actual team until I came to Maplewood,” she said. “I was welcomed with opened arms. Coach (Cheryl) Carmon made it so much easier.” She said she loves the team aspect of the sport. “We …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The teams posed for a group photo before their game on Tuesday.
The Brentwood and Maplewood Richmond Heights volleyball teams came together for one big group photo before their recent game at MRH. They made silly faces, but MRH senior, Mariah Medina, said it’s important. “I wanted to take a picture with them because we’re coming together for breast cancer,” she said. “Even though we’re rival teams, it’s awesome to have a picture together and really show support for breast cancer.” Spectators were charged to enter the game, with proceeds going to breast cancer research. See more photos of both teams at Maplewood-Brentwood Patch Facebook. Brentwood senior, Nora Durham, said they like to play up the rivalry, but they can get together together for a good cause. “It’s a fun time,” she said. “I’m excited to …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Two Maplewood Richmond Heights players are interviewed in the video.
MRH volleyball (7-6 on the season) defeated rival Brentwood (2-4) last Friday. Two volleyball players are interviewed in the school-produced video. They meet again at Maplewood on October 2. Also in Patch:
Monday, September 17, 2012
Coach Cheryl Carmon and senior Mariah Medina are interviewed in the video.
This Maplewood Richmond Heights student-produced video reviews the volleyball season up to last week. Beating Brentwood in two tough games, at Brentwood, has to be a highlight so far. See related in Patch:
Saturday, September 15, 2012
It was MRH's first come-from-behind win of the year.
Maplewood Richmond Heights volleyball brought its crowd and best game to Brentwood on Friday, winning in two come-from-behind games. In the first game, the Blue Devils jumped to a 7-1 lead, then let the Eagles even it at 12. MRH was behind 20-16 before the 25-22 win in game one. It was Brentwood that had a 7-1 lead in game two. The score was 21-17 for the Eagles before MRH began its comeback. The game was tied at 23 and 24 before MRH won game two 26-24. “I’m very proud of my girls,” said head coach Cheryl Carmon. “It’s actually the first time we’ve come from behind to win. “Everybody fought hard on both sides, and we just got lucky and came out on top,” Carmon said. The match was Brentwood coach Whitney Ralph’s first Brentwood-MRH game. …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
The last points of game two are shown in this video shot from the Maplewood Richmond Heights stands.
Here, for inspiration for both Maplewood Richmond Heights and Brentwood volleyball, is a YouTube video of the last points of game two of the 2011 district final. Played at MRH, the video was shot from the upper seats of the stands, and uploaded by MaxTheLife on Oct 29. MRH won the game 23-25. MRH went on to win game three and the district championship, as reported in Maplewood-Brentwood Patch. The last minutes of game three, and the MRH win, resulted in not unexpected chaos. Read more about MRH and Brentwood volleyball from this year: See Maplewood-Brentwood Patch Facebook albums:
Friday, August 17, 2012
They played in rival colleges in the same conference.
Brentwood Volleyball has two new coaches this year. Whitney Ralph is the varsity coach. She was the boys’ coach at Lafayette the past five years, and also coached girls club volleyball those same five years. Sarah Young is the JV coach, and said it’s her first time having a team to coach, but said she’s coached at done summer camps all her summers when she was in college. She also said she’s been around volleyball since she was four. Brentwood has a freshman team too. See more photos on Maplewood-Brentwood Facebook! (Like it!) Ralph and Young have known each other in volleyball circles for years. They played club volleyball together throughout high school, and were rivals in the same college conference. Ralph was at Central Methodist …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Coach Cheryl Carmon expects to defend their District title "with authority."
This year the Maplewood Richmond Heights volleyball team has some extra added inspiration: watching the U.S. National Team play in the Summer Olympics. Maplewood Richmond Heights head volleyball coach Cheryl Carmon said she’s glad the Olympics happened right before this, and the women are doing so well. See more photos on Maplewood-Brentwood Patch Facebook. “The first day we came back, I said, ‘What have you seen that they do that we don’t do?’ and we came up with a whole list of things that we’re going to be working on, just to up our play.” What excites Carmon most this season is that they have a freshman team. “We have had 35 to 40 girls playing volleyball in the past, and we have it again this year, so they got us a freshman coach,” …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
John Barron and Amber Sinclair are the honored students from MRH.
Maplewood Richmond Heights School District reports that the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) has awarded MRH seniors John Barron and Amber Sinclair each an Award of Excellence for exemplary display of sportsmanship, ethics and integrity. Barron and Sinclair were chosen by MRH coaches; Malcolm Hill, athletic director; and administrators. Amber Sinclair "Amber was given this award because of her excellent leadership skills," Hill said. "She's an outstanding leader in the classroom and on the volleyball court. She was a volleyball captain, and she carries a high GPA - above 3.5, and she's one of the main reasons our volleyball team won a district championship this year. "She's the definition of student-athlete," Hill…
Monday, October 31, 2011
The girls volleyball team upset the No. 1-seeded Brentwood Eagles.
Archrivals Brentwood and Maplewood Richmond Heights played each other four times this season, with the Eagles winning three of those matchups in impressive fashion, and earning themselves the No. 1 seed in the Class 2 District 5 playoffs. But MRH showed those previous matchups didn’t matter, as the Devils won a heart-stopping championship game over the Eagles last Wednesday, 25-18, 23-25, 25-20. Mariah Russell had 10 kills and Brittney Poole had 16 assists, as the Devils avenged a loss to Brentwood in the 2010 district volleyball championship game. Over the weekend, the Devils faced Fatima (MO) in the sectional round. MRH lost that game and ended its season with a 16-16-3 record. Brentwood ended its year with a 20-10-2 mark, and finished …