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River strikes late in 5-4 win over Bowling Green

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio – Rocky River rallied from a three-goal deficit to defeat Bowling Green, 5-4, on Saturday and advance to the title game of the Thornton Park Tournament. The Pirates (8-5) stormed back after ceding a 3-0 lead to the Bobcats in a semifinal contest in the Thornton Park Tournament hosted by Shaker Heights

Pirates “Beirne” Elyria, 45-41

ELYRIA, Ohio – Rocky River overcame a 28-turnover afternoon with a solid shooting performance in pulling off a 45-41 bounce-back win against Elyria in a non-conference game on Saturday. [RR game stats] Senior forward Anne Bei rne stuffed the stat sheet with 16 points, five rebounds, two assists and three blocked shots. Beirne went 3-for-5

River rock-solid in Hudson Holiday Tournament

HUDSON, Ohio – Injuries and illness depleted the Rocky River roster this weekend, but that didn’t stop a quartet of Pirate grapplers from posting solid individual results in the Hudson Holiday Tournament. Freshman 106-pounder Ryan Maloney went 2-2 over four bouts on Friday and Saturday. Maloney started his weekend with a lightning-quick 34-second pin and

Game effort ends in 64-60 loss to Rockets

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Rocky River Pirates turned 11 3-pointers – including seven by junior forward Grant Eversman – into a near-upset of the Bay Rockets on Friday. But the visiting five rallied from a big Pirate second quarter to earn a 64-60 victory at Rocky River Gymnasium. [RR game stats] Bay (2-3, 1-1

Pirates top Panthers remain unbeaten in circuit swims

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – River’s boys and girls teams swept the Elyria Catholic Panthers on Wednesday. The Pirate boys team won by a final of 125-57. The River girls downed the Panthers, 137-43. Both Rocky River squads are now 2-0 in Great Lakes Conference meets. [Individual results unavailable at time of publication.] Rocky River’s next

River tames Tigers, 7-1

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio – The Pirates bounced back from a disappointing Saturday loss with a 7-1 victory over Cleveland Heights in game one of the Thornton Park Tournament. Rocky River (7-5) let a lead slip away late in a 4-3 loss to tournament-host Shaker Heights on Saturday. But in the same Thornton Park Arena venue

Win streak snapped in home loss

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Pirates’ unbeaten Great Lakes Conference record ran aground on Wednesday night, as the Holy Name Green Wave took advantage of a big plus in turnover margin en route to beating Rocky River, 38-34. The home five were tagged with 15 turnovers – 10 in the first half alone and in

River rally refuted in 70-62 loss at Valley Forge

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – In the end, house money turned aside a furious Pirate rally, as Valley Forge held on to beat Rocky River, 70-62, in Great Lakes Conference action on Tuesday night. [RR game stats] A shots-not-falling, turnover-ridden second quarter put the Pirates in a hole. Junior forward John Ruma’s shooting from distance helped

Pirates wrung out but ready for more

CLEVELAND – Rocky River swimmers closed out a tough week of practice with a solid performance at the 43rd Annual Viking Swimming & Diving Invitational on Saturday. [Results] Pirate athletes logged a combined 15 personal bests in the morning prelims, and 10 more were registered in the evening championship races. The unscored event in the