Thursday, April 18, 2013
Four Maplewood Richmond Heights athletes signed to play at the college level on Wednesday.
Four Maplewood Richmond Heights athletes signed letters of intent on Wednesday to play their sport in college. Alvin Garvin and John Dudley will play football at College of DuPage, and Aaron Spudich and Lawrence Houge are going to Lincoln University. Spudich will play basketball and Houge will play football. See more photos at Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch Facebook. All said they are excited and thankful for the opportunity. "At the end of the year, the coach always says not everybody has the chance to play at the next level, and we got the chance," Spudich said. "It’s a great feeling to actually go. It’s unbelievable." "I want to thank all the people who supported me to get here," Garvin said. "And I want to thank Mr. Grawer for …
Monday, February 25, 2013
MRH senior DeVontai Halfacre grabbed up the rebounds to stifle the Bombers.
The Hot Read: Maplewood Richmond Heights' team of nine seniors won their first Class 3 District 4 basketball championship against John Burroughs Friday night. The Blue Devils dominated the boards, as they came back from a first quarter 6-point deficit to win 55-41. The big match-up was between top players Kahlid Hagens of MRH and John Burrough's Ezekiel Elliot. Hagens finished with 23 and Elliot with 11. The game ball goes to: MRH senior center DeVontai Halfacre, who took over under the basket. "They couldn’t do anything with his size in there. Rebounds and put-backs. His knack for the ball, offensively, was tremendous," MRH coach Corey Frazier said. Halfacre finished with 10 points, 7 rebounds and a block. See more game photos on Facebook…
Monday, March 26, 2012
MRH director of communications said it has to be right for everyone.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights boys basketball team has not been given the “green light to go independent,” as was stated in STLhighschoolsports.com on Friday. “It’s really not a done deal,” said MRH Director of Communications Brian Adkisson. Members of the South Central Athletic Association met in early March to discuss MRH leaving the conference. “Yes there have been discussions, there will be further discussions,” Adkisson said. “The bottom line is we want to make sure we as a district are making a right decision.” He said it’s how they approach all big decisions within the MRH district. “It's something that affects us all, and we want to make sure,” he said. “These other schools are our colleagues, our friends, our neighbors. We want …
Monday, March 5, 2012
The MRH multi-sport star is now at Illinois State, and has settled on hoops.
Maplewood Richmond Heights graduate Bryant Allen, with 12 varsity MRH letters in multiple sports, has settled on basketball. He went on to the University of Minnesota, with plans to play football and basketball. In January 2011, he transferred to Illinois State University in Normal, IL, still with the two-sport plan. In a Friday article in STLtoday.com, Bryant said he's decided to concentrate on basektball. Allen played 25 minutes and scored 4 points in a game on Saturday against Wichita State University in the Arch Madness tournament in St. Louis. "I think I'm going to hang up my cleats," he said in the article. "Everything I do from here on out is going to be basketball. Offseason is going to be basketball, everything just basketball. I'…
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
The Greyhounds scored 20 to the Blue Devils' 2 in the fourth quarter.
The Clayton High School girls basketball team played a non-conference game Wednesday night at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School and, thanks to strong fourth quarter, ran away with the game. That quarter proved to be the devil for the Blue Devils, who scored only two points compared to the Greyhounds’ 20. Clayton prevailed, 57-43. Clayton juniors Lacei Sams and Amelia Stubblefield paced Clayton with 14 points each. MRH got a game-high 20 points out of senior Antonia Lee. Clayton’s next game is at 5:30 p.m. Friday against Suburban East League-leader Ladue (18-5) at Washington University. MRH next plays a non-conference game at Elizabeth Academy (3-14) at 5 p.m. Friday. See an album of game photos, plus MRH senior night shots, at the …
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.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
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.
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.