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Pirates top Holy Name, 1-0, advance to district final

NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio – A second-half Lizzie Hamker goal stood up as the lone netfinder of the match, as Rocky River defeated Holy Name, 1-0, to advance to the title game of the Elyria District in the Ohio Division II Girls Soccer Tournament on Monday. On a rainy late-October night made more for film noire

“A stage befitting his talents”

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio – Roni Shin closed out his prep golf career on Saturday, finishing off an 81-81—162 score and a tie for 32nd place in the Ohio Division I Golf Tournament [results]. Despite hailing from one of the smaller schools in the DI classification, Shin’s finish placed him in the top half of a

Pirates battle Bay to 3-0 win

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – Rocky River earned a district-tournament victory over its rival on Saturday afternoon, and with that the Pirates advance to a semifinal match where they’ll face another familiar foe. River downed Bay Village in straight sets, 27-25, 25-18, 25-23 [box] on the home hardwood of the next team they’ll face, the Holy

River boys earn district title

ELYRIA, Ohio – The Rocky River Boys Cross Country squad raced its way to a victory in the Elyria District meet on Saturday [results]. Seniors Eddie Zuercher and Riley Robinette paced the Pirates, as Rocky River filed 41 team points, besting second-place Woodridge by 17. Rocky River, Woodridge and three other DII squads from Saturday’s

River ropes Longhorns, 8-0

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Pirates opened district tournament play with an 8-0 win over the Lutheran West Longhorns on Saturday. Rocky River – the top seed in the Elyria District – got a big performance from senior Michael Konrad, and the ninth-seeded Longhorns were held without a shot until the 58th minute. Konrad tallied

Rocky River pummels Parma, runs win streak to three

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River capitalized on seven Parma turnovers, as the Pirates defeated the Redmen, 44-6, on Friday night at Rocky River Stadium. The Pirates put 30 points on the Rocky River Stadium scoreboard before the visiting Redmen (4-5, 2-3 Great Lakes Conference) could answer with six late in the second quarter. Rocky

River douses Firelands

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Junior Alexandra Gluntz scored four goals, leading the Rocky River Pirates to a dominant 7-1 win over Firelands on Wednesday night. Gluntz, who had scored three career goals prior to Wednesday, found the back of the net from near and far, with both feet and with her head in a masterful

Cannon Fire — Week 9

This week’s news and notes from the Pirate Football program … CANNON FIRE presented by Generations Dental Care   LAST WEEK:  The Rocky River Pirates exploded for 43 second-quarter points in a 50-6 win over the Normandy Invaders in a Great Lakes Conference battle at Byers Field on Thursday, Oct. 12. Rocky River (5-3, 3-1

Pirates play Rangers to a 2-2 draw

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River played Lakewood to a 2-2 draw in the Pirates’ final regular-season match on Saturday night at Rocky River Stadium. The result marked the third tie in the history of the Pirate-Ranger series and River’s first tie of the season. (A coaches’-version “Riverwood Cup” final included a 5-4 Lakewood edge in

Pirates plunder gold, silver GLC treasure

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – The Rocky River Pirates raced their way to gold and silver treasure in the Great Lakes Conference Championships on Saturday. [results] The River boys’ team won the GLC crown, snapping a two-year stranglehold on the top spot held by rival Bay Village. Seniors Eddie Zuercher, Riley Robinette and Joey Nanni pulled