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Pirates sail into State waters

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Pirate Swimming & Diving will be well-represented at the 2019 OHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships next week. The Rocky River boys’ team has qualified for six events (seven slots) in the Division II meet to be held Feb. 21-22 at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton, Ohio. The River girls’ squad has

All Teams Schedule: Week of Feb 18 – Feb 24

Feb 19 Boys Varsity Basketball at Normandy High School Normandy High School 7:30 pm   Feb 20 Varsity Hockey at Holy Name High School OHSAA Tournament 5:30 pm   Feb 22 Boys Varsity Swimming at Ohio DII Championships (Feb. 21-22) TBA   Feb 22 Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Bay High School Bay High School 7:30

Pirates advance; will face Holy Name on Wednesday

BROOKLYN, Ohio – Rocky River defeated North Olmsted, 8-4, on Sunday to advance in the Brooklyn bracket of the 2019 Ohio Hockey Championship Tournament. The regional bracket’s No. 4 seed got three second-period goals from Luke Mallett as part of a single-game total that marked River’s most goals in a game since Jan. 26. The

River rebound: Pirates down Eagles, 72-49

CLEVELAND – Rocky River bounced back from a Friday-night loss at Elyria Catholic and a two-game losing streak with a 72-49 victory at John F. Kennedy on Saturday night. Senior Luke Coyne led the way with a 20-point, eight-rebound, four-steal evening for the Pirates, who tallied 13-plus points in each quarter. “We got off to

Falcons top Pirates, 52-48

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Rocky River Pirates had their season closed out by the Firelands Falcons on Saturday. In a game that featured 19 ties and lead changes, the Falcons dealt the Pirates a 52-48 loss in a first-round game of the 2019 Ohio Division II Girls Basketball Tournament. “Congrats go to Firelands,” said

Fast start fades at EC

ELYRIA, Ohio — Rocky River lost to Elyria Catholic, 65-53, on Friday. The Pirates (13-6, 6-4 Great Lakes Conference) let a 12-9 first-quarter lead evaporate into a 24-21 deficit at halftime. The host Panthers owned quarters three and four in completing the eventual 12-point win. [game stats unavailable at time of publication] Friday’s contest marked

Maloney goes 2-for-Friday in home finale

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Rocky River closed out its regular season with losses in both ends of a double dual held at home on Friday night. The Pirates lost to the Lorain Titans, 36-33, and to the Willoughby South Rebels, 45-26. On the evening, Rocky River went an even 5-5 over 10 bouts on the

Pirates taken down at Harvey

PAINESVILLE, Ohio — Rocky River dropped a road at Painesville Harvey, 66-10, on Wednesday evening. Harvey defeated Rocky River in 6-of-8 bouts on the mat and took each of five overall forfeits. The Pirates (4-16) got wins at 106 pounds (14-1 major decision to Matt Williams) and 195 pounds (Mahdi Salti win by fall). Rocky

Rockets sink Pirates in regular-season finale

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio — Rocky River dropped its regular-season finale Wednesday, losing to the Bay Rockets, 55-33, in a Great Lakes Conference road game. The Pirates (8-14, 5-7 GLC) had a solid 17-point third quarter but were beaten handily in the other three, as the Rockets completed a two-game season sweep of the Maroon &

Fine finish for Fairview as Pirates upended at home

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River dropped a home game for just the second time this season as the Pirates were defeated by the Fairview Warriors on Tuesday night. Earning their third straight victory in the annual Battle of Wagar Road, the Warriors broke free from a close tangle late in the fourth quarter to