Monday, March 21, 2011
The Clayton team lost nine seniors to graduation last year.
Although the Clayton Greyhounds baseball team lost nine seniors to graduation last year, coach Craig Sucher and his team don’t like to use the term "rebuild." “It looks like a rebuilding year,” Sucher said. “But the kids that are here don’t look as if they’re rebuilding. There out there every day competing for spots.” The Greyhounds compiled a 16-10 record last year. Sucher expects Trevor Mills to be the No. 1 pitcher, but juniors Sam Fox and Noah Eby are pushing Mills for that spot. Jeremy Phillips, a junior, and freshman Auggie Mense might also see action on the mound. Sucher refers his pitching staff as “location pitchers.” “They pitch to contact,” he said. “And they’re very disciplined in what we’re trying to do.” Freddie Barnes, a …
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
Monday, January 24, 2011
The Lady Greyhounds have been improving after a rough start to the 2010-11 season.
The Clayton Lady Greyhounds basketball team started the Affton Girls Varsity Basketball Tournament on a high note Jan. 22. with a 54-17 first-round victory over the Windsor Lady Owls. Clayton struggled early in its 2010-11 campaign, losing its first seven games. But the Lady Greyhounds are on an upswing, having won five of their last seven contests. Clayton improved to 6-11 with the win over Windsor. “We’re getting better,” Clayton coach Heath Kent said. “I was really proud of the way we played ... against Barat Academy. It’s the best we’ve played all year, and luckily it carried over to today.” Clayton defeated Barat Academy 61-28 on Jan. 21. It was the Lady Greyhounds' highest scoring game of the season. “They’re becoming more …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Ahmad Smith proved key to the Clayton team's win.
Senior guard Ahmad Smith provided the Clayton Greyhounds basketball team with a late bounce in its 73-68 non-conference win Jan. 19 over the Pattonville Pirates at Clayton High School. Smith scored eight of the Greyhounds' 12 points in the last three minutes of the game. Clayton coach Ryan Luhning said Smith “showed how he was capable of playing.” “We needed him to come up big late, and he did,” Luhning said. Smith was one of three Greyhounds in double digits: Clayton Buchanan scored 18 points, and Christian Thomas finished with 13. Clayton held a 49-46 lead at the end of the third quarter. Jeremiah Wilkins’ trey at the 6:45 mark in the fourth quarter made the score 53-52 Pattonville. The Pirates controlled the lead for the next few …
Friday, December 31, 2010
Clayton coach Ryan Luhning said defensive stops were key to the win.
Despite a slow start, the Clayton Greyhounds boys basketball team managed a win against the St. Louis University High Junior Billikens to take third place in the MICDS Holiday Invitational Basketball Tournament on Dec. 30. The Greyhounds (11-2) defeated the Junior Billikens, 69-61. "Our goal was to win the tournament, and we didn't reach that goal," Clayton coach Ryan Luhning said. "We're disappointed in that, but we'll take the win. We didn't play really well, their kids fought hard and we just had a little more in the tank in the second half. " Clayton's defense created scoring opportunities in the last half of the game. SLUH committed seven turnovers in the second half. The Greyhounds led 33-26 at halftime and 51-44 at the end of …
Thursday, December 30, 2010
As a result, the Clayton boys basketball team will play for third place Dec. 30 in the MICDS Holiday Tournament
Two free throws from Clyde C. Miller Career Academy's Dorian Dean with just a second left on the clock sealed the Clayton Greyhounds' fate Dec. 29 in the MICDS Holiday Tournament. The Miller Academy Phoenixes' 73-70 win sends them to the championship game of the tournament at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30. Clayton will play for third place at 6 p.m. Dean's free throws gave Miller a 72-70 lead. Jared Fulks' free throw with less than a second on the clock made the score 73-70. Miller coach Dale Turner said the Dean "did an excellent job." The senior guard missed two free throws at the 5:34 mark in the fourth quarter. Turner had a talk with Dean in the time out just seconds before the key free throw shots. "I told him not to worry about those two …
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Big shots boosted the Greyhounds over the Rams, 82-72.
Clutch shooting made the difference for the Clayton Greyhounds boys basketball team in its Dec. 28 game against the MICDS Rams in the MICDS Holiday Invitational Basketball Tournament. The No. 1 seeded Greyhounds improved to 10-1 with the 82-72 win. "It seemed like we hit some big shots," Clayton coach Ryan Luhning said. "They are a very good team and their point guard (Rashad) Lindsey is a really good player. He did some damage for them tonight. Whenever they got at the five or the six, (Clayton) Buchanan would hit a three from the corner or Ahmad (Smith) would get to the lane and he would miss the first one, chase down his rebound and put one in. It was neat to see some guys beside Christian Thomas step up and make plays for us." Smith …
Monday, December 27, 2010
The Clayton team drops to 1-8 on the season.
The MICDS Lady Rams earned their eighth victory of the season against the Clayton Lady Greyhounds in the first round of the Lutheran South Varsity Girls Basketball Tournament on Dec. 26. The top-seeded Lady Rams improve to 8-0 with the 58-26 rout of Clayton. The Lady Greyhounds drop to 1-8 with the loss. MICDS built a 5-2 lead in the first two minutes of the contest behind a field goal from Caitlin Condle and a three from Delaney Hobbs. The Lady Rams were able to penetrate the inside and score on layups as well as shoot from the perimeter. Hobbs had three treys in the first half, and Emily Kyman had one. The Lady Rams held a 14-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and a 29-12 lead at halftime. "I thought we did a good job of …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Ten different Greyhound players scored during the 78-49 win over the Warriors.
The Clayton Greyhounds boys basketball team had few problems with the Jennings Warriors in the first round of the MICDS Holiday Invitational Basketball Tournament on Dec. 22. The top-seeded Greyhounds defeated the Warriors, 78-49. Clayton (9-1) wasted little time in establishing a lead, pulling ahead 5-0 in the first minute of the contest behind Ahmad Smith's trey and Christian Thomas' pair of free throws. Smith's trey at the 4:54 mark gave Clayton a 16-0 advantage. The Greyhounds led 29-3 at the end of the first quarter. "It's always a good sign when we come out ready to play," Clayton coach Ryan Luhning said. "Jennings is a little down right now. They're missing two starters, and their point guard is hurt. We were able to exploit that …
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Henry, Bradley both earn 2nd Place Medals
Although the Clayton Greyhounds wrestling team managed only an eighth-place finish in the 10-team Brentwood Invitational Wrestling Tournament on Dec. 18, both Jordan Henry and Joe Bradley made the most of the opportunities that the ultra-competitive tournament provided. Henry, who wrestled in the 145-pound weight class, and Bradley (171) each earned a second-place medal. Bradley faced off against Notre Dame's Trevor Fultz in the championship round. Fultz won the match on points. Bradley finished the tournament with a 3-1 record. "I could have worked better for takedowns," Bradley said. "I've been missing some practices due to my knee (injury), and I need to work on some conditioning, too." Bradley said the second-place finish represents …