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.
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.
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 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.
Maplewood Richmond Heights and Brentwood High School wrestlers took runner-up and third, respectively, at the Vianney wrestling tournament on Saturday. For MRH, Ronald Stewart (120), Kar`Mel Brewer (126), Romelle Person (132), Trey Williams (138) and Matt Green (145) all took first place in their class. Person won his 133rd match, extending his record career wins for MRH. The previous record was 128. See also: MRH wrestler breaks school record
Red and white balloons decorated the Brentwood High School assembly room as Sophia Rivera’s classmates filed in to see her announce where she had decided to attend college. Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Texas A&M — her top choices, according to her dad, Ed Rivera — are all red and white, so is Stanford, which she had turned down, according to her mother, Michelle Hassemer. Friday afternoon the international shot put and javelin competitor from Brentwood announced she would attend the University of Wisconsin. See also: Sophia Rivera wins national championship, Brentwood’s Rivera throws best-in-US shot put, Sophia Rivera takes gold in national meet – again
Brentwood assistant principal/athletic director, Stephen Ayotte said, “You absolutely are what all of us want to see in our kids, in our friends. You do the right thing when people are watching.
Brentwood senior Jacob Clay leads the St. Louis area with 33 touchdowns on the season. The 8-0 Eagles face Cleveland (1-7) at Southwest Friday in the last game of the regular season. St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer David Kvidahl posted a highlight Hudl video featuring Clay from Brentwood’s home game with Wentzville Liberty on Twitter (@DavidSTLhss).
Brentwood Eagles football brings a 5-0 record to Principia (2-3) Saturday at 1 p.m.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch featured senior running back Jacob Clay’s stats on Friday. He leads the area with 21 touchdowns. Clay has 984 yards rushing in the Eagle’s first five games. Also, Eagles junior Kaylon Jenkins leads the area in interceptions with five. Brentwood soccer stands at 5-6-1.
Brentwood senior Jacob Clay has been named a St. Louis Post-Dispatch Athlete of the Week for Sept. 3. Clay carried the ball 16 times for 294 yards and seven touchdowns in last week’s 54-18 win over Kennedy. He carried seven times for 184 yards and three touchdowns against Crystal City in a 58-6 win in the first game of the season. Clay’s 10 touchdowns on the season leads the area.
Brentwood football kicked off its year with a big win over over Crystal City Friday night, beating the Hornets 58-6 away. The Eagles began the season last year against Crystal City too, defeating the Hornets 61-26, going on to a 10-0 record until going down in the post-season. Three Eagles merited St. Louis Post-Dispatch mentions as “best performances” for the night:
Quarterback Skylar Sappington hit five receptions on five throws for 205 yards with two touchdowns, Jacob Clay carried seven times for 184 yards and three touchdowns, and Kaylon Jenkins had two receptions for 140 yards and one touchdown. Brentwood scored 31 in the first quarter, 14 in the second, 6 in the third and 7 in the fourth.