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.
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.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
These Blue Devils were recognized for great football seasons.
The big news in local high school sports came early Friday afternoon, when The Associated Press All-State Football Teams were announced. It happened after voting ended among a panel of statewide sportswriters and sportscasters. Four players from Maplewood Richmond Heights High School were named to the all-state football list. In Class 2, 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) 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 133 tackles (88 solo) and also had three quarterback sacks, five …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
A thrilling Blue Devils win last week over the rival Brentwood Eagles gave Maplewood Richmond Heights High School the consolation championship.
In girls hoops last week, Maplewood Richmond Heights High School won two of the three games it played and took home the consolation championship at the Whitfield Invitational. It came after a thrilling 39-38 victory over archrival Brentwood in the consolation championship game. Antonia Lee, a senior who had a career-high 24 points in the semifinals against St. Elizabeth’s, made 17 points in the consolation final. MRH trailed 27-12 at halftime but then outscored Brentwood 20-2 in the third quarter to spark itself to the win. MRH will be back at Whitfield for its only game of the week at 4:30 p.m. Friday. It will be a nonconference matchup against the Warriors, who were the runners-up in last week’s tournament. The Clayton girls basketball …
Monday, December 12, 2011
And the Maplewood Richmond Heights Blue Devils are off this week but are prepping for a big Christmas tournament in Poplar Bluff.
It was an entertaining week on the court for Clayton and Maplewood Richmond Heights high schools' boys basketball teams. The Clayton Greyhounds played a pair of fantastic ballgames, winning one and losing one, in nonconference matchups against Priory and John Burroughs. On Tuesday, the Greyhounds held off Priory for a 39-31 victory behind 13 points from Clayton Buchanan and 11 points and seven steals from Tyler Walker. On Friday, Clayton couldn’t quite get over the hump, despite 18 points apiece from Buchanan and Walker, in a 49-46 loss to Burroughs. The Greyhounds have three more big games scheduled this week. On Monday night, they’ll host Lutheran South at 7 p.m. They'll then play road games at MICDS in Ladue on Wednesday and at small-…
Saturday, November 19, 2011
The Devils lost in the state semifinal game.
Following two playoff games where the Blue Devils found ways to win when it looked bleak, the Maplewood Richmond Heights team was beat all four quarters on Saturday. MRH’s season came to an end in the Class 2 state semifinal game at Lamar in a 20-7 loss to the team from the west side of the state. “We were never really able to get going. Credit to their front four,” MRH acting coach Sterling Finney said. He said Lamar’s front four played a stronger game than MRH, and that was the difference. It wasn’t only a size difference, he said. “You could just tell through the whole course of the game, they looked more hungry,” Finney said. “The semifinals were on the line. They played like it and we didn’t.” MRH junior quarterback Kahlid Hagens …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
A slow start leads to a momentum shift and a quarterfinal win for the Devils.
Maplewood Richmond Heights football once again won a game that had the Blue Devils fans on the edge of their seats. MRH (11-2) was down 13-0 early, but rallied to finish with a 36-29 Class 2 state quarterfinal win over Caruthersville (11-2). (More photos are available on our Blue Devils Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MRHBlueDevils) Combined, there were eight fumbles, and MRH accounted for five of those. It was an MRH fumble on the second possession that led to the Tigers’ first score, when Elbie Fonda ran 40 yards to score less than halfway into the quarter. Fonda had 31 touchdowns on the year, and at first it looked like he was going to have his way with the Devils. He scored again from scrimmage, then ran a kickoff all the way back …
Friday, November 11, 2011
The Blue Devils are scheduled to play at 1:30 pm. on Saturday.
Monday, November 7, 2011
The Eagles look to rebound from a crushing loss to the Devils earlier this season.
The rival Brentwood and Maplewood Richmond Heights football teams will meet on Monday night for the second time this season. This time, the season is on the line. The Eagles (7-3) are scheduled to host the Blue Devils (9-2) for a 7 p.m. kickoff in a Class 2 state sectional game. The winning team will advance to the state quarterfinals while the losing team's season ends. The game will also be streamed live online by PrepCasts. ("Like" our Brentwood Eagles and MRH Blue Devils Facebook pages to view photo galleries from previous games — www.facebook.com/MRHBlueDevils and www.facebook.com/BrentwoodEagles) When the rivals battled in September, MRH was relentless in its 55-0 shutout of Brentwood. The Eagles mustered little offense as the Blue …