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

MRH coach named to USA team

Maplewood Richmond Heights head boys basketball coach, Corey Frazier, has recently been named a coach for USA Basketball, the governing body for men’s and women’s basketball in the United States. Frazier is being brought in as an Elite Coach, coaching some of the top high school, college and professional athletes in the country. Only about 25 coaches are invited into this organization, according to MRH. Frazier is also a Pure Sweat Basketball Camps coach in St. Louis.

MRH takes 2nd in opening volleyball tournament

Maplewood Richmond Heights volleyball began its season with three wins and a tie, taking second in the Hancock Tournament. At last year’s Hancock, MRH defeated Jennings, Metro and Hancock, and took two loses to Crossroads. This year the Blue Devils beat Principia (25-21, 26-24), Valley Park (25-21, 25-15) and Lift for Life (25-14, 25-11), and tied with Bayless (splitting sets 25-21, 22-25), reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In the tournament, per the Post-Dispatch, Addy Berge, Ruby Grien, Madi LaChance and Whitney Schranz had 100 percent perfect serves.

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.

MRH coach leaving

Maplewood Richmond Heights head wrestling coach Cory Reichert will be taking over as head wrestling coach for Clayton High School, the school has reported. Reichert wrestled at Missouri Baptist University before becoming head coach at MRH, according to Clayton. “I felt there was a great opportunity to expand my coaching career at Clayton High School,” Reichert said by email. “They are a young but experienced team led by seniors Michael Painter and Jack Snodgrass. The administration and community has been great to work with so far.

MRH coach picked for coaching scholarships

Maplewood Richmond Heights head boys soccer coach Ryan Robertson, 27, with two seasons under his belt, was picked by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America to be part of its 30 Under 30 program, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Wednesday. Robertson, a 2007 MRH graduate, will receive scholarships to attend the NSCAA Convention in Los Angeles in January and enroll in a NSCAA Coaching Academy course. He’ll also be assigned a coaching mentor. It’s a yearlong program.

MRH youth softball teams win consecutive championships

Maplewood Richmond Heights Youth Sports coach, Jason Watkins, reported that two MRH Youth Sports softball teams finished in first place this year in the Webster Groves baseball/softball league. The fifth-grade team won their third straight championship, going undefeated this year with 14 wins, no loses and one tie. Our combination fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grade team finished in first place for the second year in a row, finishing their season with 11 wins, two loses, and one tie. Six MRH girls participated in the Webster Groves Softball Showcase Game on Saturday. The event celebrates softball in the area.

Wash U hires MRH grad as assistant soccer coach

Maplewood Richmond Heights graduate, Randi Simmons, has been hired as the women’s full-time assistant coach soccer coach at Washington University in St. Louis, the university announced Tuesday. Simmons spent the past two seasons as an assistant women’s soccer coach at NCAA Division II Chico State University, where she focused on midfielders. The team had a 12-5-2 overall record in 2014 and 2015. “We are extremely fortunate to have Randi Simmons joining the WashU Women’s Soccer family,” head women’s soccer coach Jim Conlon said.

Former MRH football lineman accepts SEMO scholarship

Antar Thompson, a Maplewood Richmond Heights defensive lineman who graduated in 2013 — originally with a commitment to play at Missouri — ended up at Highland Community College in Kansas. Thompson announced on Twitter on Monday that he received a scholarship offer from Southeast Missouri State University. The MRH school board voted to put the football program on hold after the 2014 season due to lack of players. There’s been no word it will be back for 2016.