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Friday-night misfire

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Up and down the floor – in defending against a talented Green Wave five and in running what is usually a crisp passing game on offense – the Pirates were half-a-step slow and a half-a-beat off kilter all night in a 75-59 loss to Holy Name. “We were never in sync,”

Senior send-off for River Wrestling

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Rocky River Wrestling held its Senior Night on Thursday, and two program veterans were saluted before a Great Lakes Conference tri-match that saw the Pirates go 0-2 against talented squads from Holy Name and Parma. Fourth-year letterman Josh Bergin and third-year letter-winner Tommy Koch were honored at the outset of what

Rocket rebounding pins Pirates, as RR falls to Bay

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Rocky River dropped a 49-41 contest to the Bay Rockets in Wednesday-night Great Lakes Conference action. A 19-to-8 second quarter vaulted the visiting Rockets to a 26-16 halftime lead. Bay controlled the boards to keep a stranglehold on a multi-possession lead the rest of the way, dealing the Pirates their third

River, Wave iced over in a tie

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Rocky River and Holy Name skated to a 3-3 tie in non-conference action on Wednesday night. The Green Wave’s Sebastiano Layne netted three goals in the contest, including two in the third period that brought Holy Name back from a 3-1 deficit. Layne and River’s Logan Fortune scored in the game’s

All Teams Schedule: Week of Jan 14 – Jan 20

Jan 16 Boys Varsity Swimming at Valley Forge High School Valley Forge 6:30 pm   Jan 16 Girls Varsity Swimming at Valley Forge High School Valley Forge 6:30 pm   Jan 16 Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Bay High School Bay 7:30 pm | Rocky River High School Jan 16 Varsity Hockey at Holy Name High

River mat-men bond and battle on the road

CALEDONIA, Ohio — Rocky River went 2-3 over five matches in Saturday’s River Valley Duals hosted by River Valley High School. On the busy day in Central Ohio, the Pirates battled Mount Gilead to a close 39-30 loss and then were defeated in more one-side affairs against Waynesdale and North Union before downing Fairbanks, 36-30.

Panthers prevail over Pirates

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Rocky River ran into a buzz saw in the form of Great Lakes Conference foe Elyria Catholic, as the Panthers defeated the Pirates, 71-42, on Saturday. Turnovers proved costly against a quick and athletic Elyria Catholic squad which remained unbeaten in circuit play with the win. Rocky River (5-6, 2-3 GLC)

Depth on display as Pirates rout Patriots, 77-55

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio — Six Pirate scorers tallied six points or more, as Rocky River dispatched the Patriots, 77-55, in a Great Lakes Conference tilt on Friday night. Junior guard Cristain Dean’s 20 led the dandy half-dozen, as a pass-happy Pirate bunch netted its third-highest single-game point total despite scoring only five in an endgame,

Late life lifts Pirates to victory on home ice

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Pirates’ breaking free from a scoring slump had nothing to do with a remarkable shot. Or a power-play binge. Or, in fact, nothing to do with even the net and the pipe-work holding it together. In Friday’s third period of a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Kenston, Rocky River’s breakthrough –

Lane Lines — Jan. 11

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – News and notes from Rocky River Boys’ and Girls’ Swimming & Diving: The Pirates earned a taut split (boys’ loss—96-89 and girls’ win—97-86) on Dec. 19 vs. Strongsville and a convincing sweep (B: 126-54, G: 126-44) on Dec. 28 vs. Fairview in a pair of non-conference meets. River then returned to