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Cannon thunders one last time

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Michael Shoaf earned state silver in the boys’ shot put early Saturday afternoon and then competed as a first-flight finalist in the discus throw late in the afternoon. Shoaf would finish third in that event, closing out one of the most decorated careers in the history of Rocky River Track & Field.

Six navigate River to Columbus

AMHERST, Ohio – Rocky River athletes have qualified into a combined four events for next week’s Ohio Division I Track & Field Championships. Headlining River’s performance at this week’s Northwest Region Championships was senior thrower Michael Shoaf, who swept titles in both boys’ throwing events (discus, shot) at Amherst Steele Stadium. [results] Shoaf is now

Bracket march halted at Walsh

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — Rocky River had its season halted by a tough Walsh Jesuit Warrior squad — in a 12-10 loss — in Tuesday’s Northwest Region semifinal game. After ceding an early 1-0 lead to the Pirates, the Warriors scored four straight and never looked back. Rocky River battled. The Pirates got close. As

Pirates outlast Minutemen, 16-10, to advance in region tourney

RICHFIELD, Ohio – The 2019 girls’ lacrosse season is in the rear-view mirror for most of the teams in Buckeye State. Not so for the Rocky River Pirates. On Saturday evening, the Pirates hoisted the black and traveled to Revere to take on a talented Minutemen team that had lost just three times all season

River shines in district derby

AMHERST, Ohio — Two days of hard-charging competition at Amherst Steele High School’s Richard S. Cooley Track has qualified Pirate athletes into six boys’ and six girls’ events at next week’s (May 22, 24) DI Northeast Region Championships. [results] Rocky River athletes earned a combined four district titles during the week’s Amherst District meet, which

Core Four saluted on Senior Day

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River concluded its season Wednesday by hosting a Senior Day double-dip against Great Lakes Conference foe Holy Name. River’s four seniors and the rest of the Pirates were hamstrung by strong Green Wave pitching in a doubleheader sweep by the visitors. Holy Name took Wednesday’s opener, 8-1. The Green Wave

Pirates thrown for a loss, ousted by Holy Name

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – The Pirates were felled by a talented and state-ranked Green Wave nine, as Rocky River lost to Holy Name, 13-4, on Wednesday. Holy Name – ranked No. 10 in the most recent DII poll of the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association – posted crooked numbers in 4-of-6 offensive innings. The

Spills and thrills! Pirate ‘D’ leads a 10-3 tourney win

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – A big effort from the back line delivered Rocky River to a 10-3 victory over Sylvania Southview in an early-round Northwest Region game in the Ohio DII Girls’ Lacrosse Tournament on Wednesday evening. A swashbuckling Pirate defense forced turnovers at a furious rate, and that defense was backed by goalkeeper Evie

Resolute Rally! RR wins tourney thriller, 9-6

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River pulled off an improbable comeback to defeat Brookside, 9-6, and advance in district tournament play on Tuesday. A mostly-senior-led cavalcade of clutch hitting and gutsy pitching was on display in what was a thriller under azure blue skies at Rocky River Field. In a game relocated to the Bus

Pirates fall in bracket battle, 13-12

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River closed out its 2019 season on the wrong side of a hard-fought 13-12 battle against Ottawa Hills on Monday night. The visiting Green Bears connected on a desperation last shot as time expired in the fourth quarter, turning a would-be overtime game into a Northwest Region bracket victory in