Monday, March 28, 2011
The Maplewood Richmond Heights girls soccer team has 13 members this year, meaning each person will get additional playing time.
During a Maplewood Richmond Heights girls soccer practice Thursday, the team spent several minutes running up and down flights of stairs and across the gymnasium floor. Finally, coach Amber Godfrey shouted, "Two more, ladies." When they completed their final two laps, the girls stopped beside Godfrey. Some leaned against a wall, and others hunched forward while catching their breath for a few moments. The team practiced inside because of bad weather. But despite not being on the soccer field, the Blue Devils worked on endurance, something they're going to need this season. For a soccer program that's grown accustomed to having large teams, the 2011 roster of 13 players will require each girl to play more minutes. But senior defenders …
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Students in both the Clayton and Maplewood Richmond Heights school districts regularly work with the devices.
Upgrade by upgrade, both public and private schools in the St. Louis area appear to work hard to improve technology resources for their students. Different schools take different approaches toward the adoption of wireless networks, laptop rentals and smart boards in classrooms. In the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District, for example, Superintendent Linda Henke has said the devices are important classroom tools just like textbooks and pencils. But one thing became evident in looking at 10 other schools in the area: Unlike a decade ago, a computer lab doesn't seem to cut it anymore. Remaining competitive in today's school-tech game requires a whole lot more. Clayton High School and Thomas Jefferson School in Sunset Hills mix it up a …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The Blue Devils will host McCluer at 4 p.m. at Deer Creek Park.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights baseball team has a mix of returning veterans and talented freshmen this season, and head baseball coach Jonathan Webb expects great things from his Blue Devils squad. This will be Webb's first year as head coach. He graduated from MRH in 2007 and worked as an assistant coach for two years following his graduation. He said his team is versatile, and he likes how well players progressed through last season. MRH won eight of its last 12 games in 2010. "They had a lot of momentum heading into the last game," Webb said. Webb commended his seniors for working at new positions this year. He shuffled players such as Tony Bidenstein and Charles BoClair from their natural positions to fill gaps on defense. Bidenstein …
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The event for incoming freshmen and their parents happened in the Maplewood Richmond Heights High School theater.
*Editor's note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified the title of Dr. Deann McCann. She is assistant principal at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School. This article has been updated to reflect her correct title. Principal Kevin Grawer told eighth-graders on Monday that he and other staff want them to succeed in high school. He likened the relationship to that between a coach and a sports team. "'I'm on your side,'" Grawer said, describing what a coach might say to his team. "'Why would I not want anybody here to succeed?'" The meeting, held for incoming Maplewood Richmond Heights High School freshmen and their parents, happened in the school's auditorium. It featured Grawer and other speakers who explained their role…
Saturday, March 19, 2011
The district honored student achievement in third through 12th grades during a ceremony at the high school.
Parents, students and teachers cheered loudly from the stands, the Blue Devil Big Band performed Queen's "We Are the Champions" and multicolored stringers flew from the rafters during a ceremony at the Maplewood Richmond Heights High School gymnasium March 11. The school wasn't holding a pep rally or hosting a basketball game. Instead, students in third through 12th grades were honored for academic success on standardized test scores during the 2011 Academic Achievement Celebration. The school district aims to create an atmosphere comparable to an athletic event. It's part of the district's effort to evoke a spirit of academic excellence, district spokesman Tom Wickersham said. The MRH school district participates in an academic conference…
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
A look back at the Blue Devils' exciting 2010-11 basketball season, which ended with an overtime loss in the district title game.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights boys basketball team had one goal heading into the 2010-11 season, and that was to win a state championship. Head coach Corey Frazier challenged his team by playing one of the most difficult nonconference schedules of any team in the area. Although the losses piled up as a result, the tactic proved effective with plenty of late-season success. But a gut-wrenching defeat in overtime in the Class 3 District 5 championship at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School spoiled the Blue Devils’ chances to play in the Class 3 State Tournament. In that final game, defending state champion Cardinal Ritter had to rally in the final three minutes of regulation to tie the game at 50. Cameron Biedscheid, a junior, scored 22 …
Monday, February 28, 2011
The Class 3 District 5 basketball tournament is in full swing this week at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School.
The Class 3 District 5 postseason basketball tournament ramps up Monday night at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School. The nine-team district tourney actually began on Saturday afternoon as Cleveland NJROTC defeated Confluence Prep Academy Charter, 79-48, in the district’s only weekend matchup. Monday’s quarterfinals will feature: Metro vs. Construction Careers Charter (4 p.m.), Cleveland NJROTC vs. top-seeded Cardinal Ritter (5:30 p.m.), Brentwood vs. Carnahan (7 p.m.) and Maplewood Richmond Heights vs. Lift For Life Academy (8:30). The Cleveland Commanders enter Monday with a 2-19 mark after snapping its 15-game losing streak on Saturday. Cardinal Ritter is 19-5 and is the tournament favorite along with Maplewood Richmond Heights. …
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Maplewood Richmond Heights and Clayton wrestlers won't be competing Saturday in the final day of the championships.
COLUMBIA — The second day of the 2011 Missouri Wrestling State Championships has come and gone. Only 112 of the 896 wrestlers that survived the first day still have a shot to win a state title. Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch schools are no longer in the running. Here's an overview: Class 1 Class 2
Friday, February 18, 2011
Maplewood Richmond Heights ended Thursday tied for eighth place in Class 1 competition, while Clayton wrapped up the day tied for 37th in Class 2.
COLUMBIA — Wrestling fans from across the state speckled the typically gold-filled seats of Mizzou Arena all day Thursday for the 81st Missouri State Wrestling Championships. It took eight simultaneous matches at a time, but all four different classes completed their first round matches and also their consolation rounds, also known as wrestlebacks. “There are a lot of logistics that go into it,” said Jason West, communications director for the Missouri State High School Activities Association. “We have over 1,600 matches over the next three days. There are four classes. There’s a lot of planning.” Midway through the first day of competition, West said he thought everything was running smoothly. “The good thing is that this particular …
Monday, February 7, 2011
MRH enjoys a strong start against Chaminade, but sees its 13-point first-half lead erased as Bradley Beal takes over the game in the second half.
With a stonewall defense that held the Maplewood Richmond Heights boys basketball team scoreless for almost nine minutes stretching through the second and third periods, top-ranked Chaminade was able to overcome a 30-17 first-half deficit to roll past the Blue Devils, 70-50, on Saturday night. Halfway through the third period, some players started getting into arguments. MRH coach Corey Frazier ran on the court and got ejected from the game. “Frazier ran out there,” MRH assistant coach John Redden said, “and the referee had been on us the whole game. He didn't say anything bad, he was just trying to calm everybody down, but it was just a bad call on us.” “Corey Frazier’s team always plays hard,” Chaminade coach Kelvin Lee said. “We got a …