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River pulls off grand comeback in beating Bay, 9-8

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – A bottom-of-the-sixth grand slam off the bat of senior Marissa Smiley spelled the back half of an eight-run surge, as the Pirates erased an early-game 8-1 deficit in an eventual 9-8 win over the Bay Rockets on Friday. Smiley’s slam was followed by Katie Mommers and the Pirate defense extricating themselves

Comets claim it: Amherst steals a 3-2 match from RR

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River dropped a 3-2 decision to Amherst Steele on Thursday. The Comets won two singles matches and a doubles match in dealing the Pirates their first loss since March 30. Rocky River’s wins were earned by Jack Bowers, a 6-1, 6-1 victory at second singles, and by the tandem of

Tigers claw back, top Pirates, 14-7

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio – A 4-1 lead at the outset of the Pirates’ Thursday game at Chagrin Falls melted into hard-fought 14-7 loss against the Tigers. Two goals by Rachel Solecki, one by Ellie Duncan and one by Sam Miller helped vault River to a 4-1 lead by the 15:37-mark of the opening half. The

River falls in extra frame, 6-5

ELYRIA, Ohio – Rocky River battled its way back from an early two-run deficit and eventually worked its way into extra innings, but the Pirates were felled by Elyria Catholic, 6-5, on the final line score. That line score stretched out into an eighth inning. In the home half of that final frame, the Panthers

Lackluster leather costly in loss to Panthers

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – On Thursday, things went sideways on the Pirates in a game that marked the back half of a one-week, Great Lakes Conference home-and-home with the Elyria Catholic Panthers. A mid-game 7-5 lead crumbled under the weight of three frames’ worth of crooked numbers posted by the visiting Panthers. When it was

Pirates storm Normandy, 4-1

PARMA, Ohio — Rocky River upped its Great Lakes Conference record to 2-0 with a 4-1 victory over Normandy on Wednesday. The Pirates (5-4, 2-0 GLC) swept a pair of doubles matches and got singles wins by Jack Latham and Jack Bowers. Bowers has now won 6-of-his-last-7 matches and is 6-2 on the season. Both

River tracks down two more foes

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — The Boys’ and Girls’ Track & Field squad both earned sweeps in a Great Lakes Conference tri-meet on Wednesday. In the boys’ competition, Rocky River tallied 92 team points, besting Normandy (56) and Elyria Catholic (23). The River girls scored 116 points in the home meet; Normandy (24) and EC (23)

RR brings ‘A’ game against Bees

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River defeated Brecksville, 4-1, on Tuesday. Taking the sting out of the Bees for the first time in five years of head-to-head matches, the Pirates got a pair of wins in singles play while sweeping Brecksville in doubles action.   ROCKY RIVER 4, BRECKSVILLE 1 1S: Ilias (R) d. Jitchev

River drops Laurel, wins third straight

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Pirates bolted to a fast start and then hung on for the win, as Rocky River defeated the visiting Laurel Gators, 12-9, on Tuesday. The Maroon & White scored three goals over the first six minutes of play and would go on to score the first five goals of the

General discomfort – Pirate streak stymied in Wooster

WOOSTER, Ohio – Rocky River felt the sting of a loss for the first time this season, as the Pirates fell, 15-14, at Wooster on Tuesday night. Trailing, 12-10, heading into the fourth quarter, the host Generals pulled off their comeback win by outscoring the Pirates, 5-2, the rest of the way. Wooster’s goalkeeper made