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Pirates close out plunder-ful weekend with romp at Oberlin

OBERLIN, Ohio – A deep and swarming Pirate defense was on display for a second straight night as Rocky River defeated Oberlin, 75-38, on Saturday. Rocky River (4-8) forced a slew of Phoenix turnovers, feeding an opportunistic offense which would shoot a robust 50.0 percent (29-of-58) on the evening. Thirteen Pirates found the scoring column

Tripped up in road tussle

PARMA, Ohio – A sluggish first quarter proved costly in a Great Lakes Conference defensive battle at Parma on Saturday afternoon. Rocky River scored just four points in the opening stanza of a game that would see just 26 field goals total, and despite playing solid defense and digging out of an early hole the

River raided by Shaker, 3-1

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – A sloppy second period turned a key Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League Red North Division matchup into a disappointing loss for the Pirates on Friday. Shaker Heights (16-4-2, 6-0) and Rocky River (14-10, 4-2) meeting on the ice marked the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the standings

Pirates storm Normandy, 66-31

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River bolted to a big lead at the outset of its game against Normandy, and with a dominant performance and a deep bench, turned aside the Invaders, 66-31, on Friday night. Playing at home for the first time in five weeks, the Pirates earned their first Great Lakes Conference victory

Splits-ville, GLC

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – Rocky River split in a pair of Great Lakes Conference matches in a tri-match hosted by Holy Name on Thursday. The Pirates downed the host Green Wave, 37-21. River fell to Parma, 50-27. Matt Williams, Mahdi Salti, Tommy Koch and A.J. Ihnot went 2-0 on the night. “We were solid in

Pirates fall in non-conference clash

Lagrange, Ohio – Rocky River fell to Keystone, 67-49, in non-conference action on Tuesday night. “You have to give Keystone credit,” said Head Coach Mike Murray. “They played really hard and moved the ball well on offense.” Murray noted possession-to-possession inconsistencies for a Pirate offense that featured just one player in double figures in scoring

Rangers rope Pirates, 51-36

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – A second-half offensive slump – four field goals over quarters three and four – proved to be too much to overcome, as Rocky River fell to Lakewood, 51-35, in non-conference action on Monday. [RR game stats] “We couldn’t get a bucket to drop,” said Head Coach Elaine Robinson. “Defensively, they took

Stueber, Dunning lead 3-1 win over ranked Walsh

KENT, Ohio – Senior captain Teddy Stueber logged a three-point afternoon, and senior goaltender Ryan Dunning made 24 saves, as Rocky River downed a ranked Walsh Jesuit squad, 3-1, on Sunday. Stueber potted his 22nd and 23rd goals of the season, as the Pirates earned their first victory on three tries this season against the

River splits in GLC lid-lifter

ELYRIA, Ohio – Rocky River opened Great Lakes Conference action with a split in two league matches on Thursday. River beat Elyria Catholic, 42-24, and lost to Normandy, 54-29. The Pirates won 7-of-11 live bouts (non-forfeits) on the evening. A.J. Ihnot had two pins in going 2-0 at 220 pounds. The senior grappler is now

Panthers pounce, claw Pirates for 78-43 victory

ELYRIA, Ohio – The Pirates were on the wrong end of a 78-43 game against Great Lakes Conference foe Elyria Catholic on Wednesday night. [RR game stats] A solid Panthers team which has lost just once in GLC play and had received votes in the first Ohio Division III Associated Press poll released earlier in