MRH over Eagles in districts

Maplewood Richmond Heights soccer overwhelmed Brentwood in the first half of the Class 1 District 2 final on Thursday, going on to beat the Eagles 6-0. Blue Devils junior Jose Verdia, senior Joseph Barron and junior Issac Pearson each scored one, and sophomore Zach Barton pulled a hat trick — all in the first 40 minutes. The win gave MRH its first district championship in 30 years, and capped off two 20-win seasons in a row. MRH now stands at 20-5. Brentwood finished at 4-16.

MRH soccer, Brentwood football win

Maplewood Richmond Heights boys soccer kicked off its season with a win. In the first game of a round robin tournament, against DuBourg, junior forward Isaac Pearson scored the only goal of the game, reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Pearson finished a ball from sophomore Zach Barton early in the game and senior keeper Marlon Ramirez made two ‘highlight-reel saves’ that made the goal stand up for the Blue Devils. The goal was Pearson’s 31st for the Blue Devils.

Jr. Eagles mini-camp next week: 50th year

Brentwood football coach John Sappington has announced the football mini camp at Norm West Park next week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 12 ,13, and 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Anyone in grades four through eight is welcome. Sappington says this is the 50th year for the Jr. Eagles, and they’ll try to keep it going as long as kids come out.

Eagles fall in sectional game

After beating Maplewood Richmond Heights in districts 12-2, Brentwood fell by the same score to Clearwater (about 130 miles south) in their sectional game Monday at Brentwood Park. Clearwater’s starting pitcher, senior Bryce Alcorn, went three innings, not allowing a hit. In the fourth, Brentwood got two runs on three hits from Chuck Jones, Mike Mills and Morgan Murphy and a sacrifice fly by Skylar Sappington, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Eagles dominate Blue Devils in district final

But that was all for the Eagles.

Eagles dominate Blue Devils in district final

Maplewood Richmond Heights baseball didn’t give themselves a chance to win the Class 3 District 4 final against Brentwood, Thursday at Brentwood Park. The Blue Devils allowed two runs in the third inning, three in the fourth, and seven in the bottom of the sixth, to lose the district final 12-2. MRH beat Brentwood in the two previous finals, in 2014 and 2015. MRH coach, Jonathan Webb said they were short-handed from “things that happened in the semifinal,” and “guys that have been on the bench, waiting for an opportunity to come through and perform — defensively we didn’t perform today.”

Brentwood coach, Mike Imergoot said his pitching was stronger than MRH’s “because we had two strong pitchers and they only had that one.” Junior, Skylar Sappington pitched the full game for the Eagles. In MRH’s semifinal against Hancock, sophomore, Drew Curtis went eight innings and struck out 11 — MRH won it in a walk-off.

Brentwood, MRH to meet in baseball district final 3rd year in a row

Brentwood will host Maplewood Richmond Heights baseball Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Class 3 District 4 final at Brentwood Park. It will be the third district final in a row between the two teams; the Blue Devils took the first two. Brentwood defeated Carnahan 10-0 with a six-run first inning Wednesday in the semi-finals at Brentwood Park. Senior Seth Winkleman pitched all seven innings for the Eagles, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

MRH girls soccer finish as District runners-up

Maplewood Richmond Heights girls soccer finished the season as Class 1 District 2 runners-up on Tuesday, losing in the final to Principia, at Principia, 2-0. MRH defeated Brentwood on Monday, 3-0, with Caroline Barron scoring two, and  Sophia Roy with one goal, per St. Louis Post-Dispatch stats. Barron and Roy are both freshmen. Brentwood finished the season at 12-4; MRH at 15-7.

Brentwood baseball outlasts MRH in 8

Maplewood Richmond Heights baseball (9-7) met Brentwood (7-4) for the first time time this season, and the first time since last year’s district championship, which MRH won 4-1, no-hitting Brentwood. At the game on Tuesday at Deer Creek Park the Eagles got their revenge, scoring nine runs on eight hits, beating the Blue Devils 9-5 in eight innings. It was tied 3-3 after the regulation seven innings, pitched by starters Skylar Sappington for Brentwood (through 5) and Drew Curtis (through 7) for MRH. In relief for MRH, Matt Green and Isaac Pearson combined, were charged with six runs in the top of the eighth. MRH’s Biship no-hits Brentwood; Blue Devils win districts second year running
MRH baseball takes Districts over Brentwood: been a while

“That put us in a tough spot, obviously,” MRH coach Jonathan Webb said.

Brentwood girls hoops season ends at semis

Brentwood girls basketball season ended in the Class 3 semifinal at John Burroughs on Wednesday by a free throw in the last seconds of the game, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The game was close, with Whitfield leading by two with less than a minute left. With seconds remaining, Whitfield freshman forward Aijha Blackwell pulled down a free throw rebound over Eagles senior Sophia Rivera with 2.9 seconds left, was fouled, and sunk her free throw to win it for the Warriors, 54-51. If Rivera had won the ball, Brentwood senior Abby Harper was alone under the Whitfield basket, waiting for her chance at a game-winning shot.

MRH boys, Brentwood girls win in district tourney

Maplewood Richmond Heights boys and Brentwood girls basketball teams won their first-round Class 3 district games Monday night at John Burroughs to advance to semi-finals. The MRH boys ended Brentwood’s season, defeating the Eagles 68-65. It was the same point spread, also with MRH winning, when they met earlier in the season. MRH will play Whitfield (21-5) Wednesday at 8 p.m. at John Burroughs. The Brentwood girls beat John F. Kennedy 49-27, outscoring them in three quarters.

Four MRH wrestlers advance at state

After day one at the state wrestling tournament in Columbia, MO, Maplewood Richmond Heights is tied for 13th place in the Class 1 tournament. Whitfield leads with 38.5. Of the five wrestlers MRH sent to the state meet four have advanced to the second day. Brentwood qualified six wrestlers for the state meet — none advanced to day two. The state finals are on Saturday.

Brentwood 3rd, MRH 4th in wrestling district meet

Brentwood and Maplewood Richmond Heights wrestlers, who qualified, faced off for state meet qualification at the district/sectional meet at Whitfield on Saturday. The top four finishers in each weight class will wrestle in Columbia. Brentwood finished in third, with 103.5 team points and MRH took fourth with 99. Whitfield won the meet with 240, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.