Blue Devils to play for district title

The Maplewood Richmond Heights basketball team (13-13) will play Cardinal Ritter (19-6) for the Class 3 District 5 title Friday at 7 p.m. at Vashon High School, 3035 Cass Avenue, St. Louis. The Blue Devils got there by beating Carnahan 53-44 and Gateway Science 81-33. Brentwood lost in semi-finals to Cardinal Ritter 58-24. See the MSHSAA bracket.

MRH coach wins regional honor

Maplewood Richmond Heights boys soccer coach Ryan Robertson was named a 2016 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Regional Coach of the Year, the NSCAA announced on Tuesday. Robertson was named the Fall Central Boys’ Small School Regional Coach of the Year. Robertson has been coaching MRH soccer for three seasons. This year the Blue Devils lost 0-1 to St. Paul Lutheran in the Class 1 final.

MRH wrestling ring Salvation Army bell, 3-1 on season

Maplewood Richmond Heights wrestling coach Brandon McClure sent 40 South an update on how the team did in the Civic Memorial Tournament in Bethalto, IL, last weekend. He also sent photos of several Blue Devils on the podium. On Tuesday MRH had a home meet against Westminster and Cleveland NJROTC, beating them both. The night was MRH wrestling alumni night. MRH is 3-1 on the season.

The coach is the reason for the winning season, says another MRH coach

The Maplewood Richmond Heights boys soccer team on Saturday, Nov. 5, played in the state championship game, losing to St. Paul Lutheran 1-0. MRH baseball coach Jonathan Webb has some observations on the team’s historic season (22-6), and gives a pat on the back to head soccer coach Ryan Robertson. Since Ryan took over as head coach in 2014, MRH soccer is 54-24.

MRH soccer fights to 2nd in state

Maplewood Richmond Heights soccer for the first time in Blue Devil history made it to the state championship game, on Saturday, losing to St. Paul Lutheran 1-0 at the Fenton soccer park. The coach is the reason for the winning season, says another MRH coach

MRH soccer wins state semifinal

Maplewood Richmond Heights soccer beat Sacred Heart 3-0 in the Class 1 State Semifinal Friday at the Fenton soccer park, scoring all three goals in the second half. The final is Saturday at 4 p.m.

4 MRH cross country runners qualify for state

The Maplewood Richmond Heights cross country team had a “fantastic showing” at the Class 2 District 2 meet at Spanish Lake last week, according to coach Ryan Rzeszutko. The boys team finished third out of 10 teams and the girls team finished third out of nine teams — the top two teams advance to state. Four individual Blue Devil runners  (an MRH record) advanced to the state meet by finishing in the top 15. The state meet is at the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City on November 5. See more information.

MRH soccer has score to settle in state quarterfinal

The Maplewood Richmond Heights Blue Devils (20-5) will face the Saxony Lutheran Crusaders (15-10) in a Class 1 state quarterfinal soccer game at MRH on Saturday, October 29 at 1 p.m.

MRH played Saxony in the Hannibal Varsity Tournament in the beginning of the season, with the Crusaders coming out on top 2-0. It was a very physical and competitive game, a parent said. The Devils finished third and the Crusaders finished second in the tournament. MRH qualified for the state quarterfinal game by beating Brentwood 6-0 in the district final. It’s the first time in 30 years that the Blue Devils have won districts.

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 coach in Denver, coaching USA team

Maplewood Richmond Heights basketball coach Corey Frazier is now in Denver, coaching for United States Basketball. Frazier was named to coach for the USA Olympic team in September. USA Basketball selects, trains and fields the USA teams that compete in International Basketball Federation sponsored competitions, as well as for some national competitions, and for the development of youth basketball. Frazier will be at the elite training camp until the MRH basketball season begins.  


MRH coach named to USA team