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Welch, defense deny Demons

WESTLAKE, Ohio – The Men in Maroon rode a hot start, a lockdown defense and superlative goalkeeping to a 6-1 victory over Westlake on Friday night. The Pirates scored five unanswered goals at the start of a chilly contest at St. John Stadium. Three of those markers would be unneeded the rest of the night,

River topped in tourney tune-up

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – A costly five-run second inning spelled an eventual 7-5 loss for the Pirates, as Normandy defeated Rocky River on Friday. Cool weather cooled off River bats which had produced 31 runs over the team’s previous two games. “We hit some at-‘em balls,” said Head Coach Darryl Sanders, “and we also had

‘Cats scratch Pirates

LaGRANGE, Ohio – Rocky River was felled, 21-0, by a talented Keystone Wildcats team in the sectional finals of the 2018 OHSAA Softball Division II District Tournament. Keystone batters peppered two River pitchers for 26 hits including 10 for extra bases. The Wildcats’ Madi Nunez went 4-for-4 with four home runs and seven runs batted

A pillage (of the podium) in the Village!

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – Rocky River’s Boys’ and Girls’ Track & Field teams swept the 2018 Great Lakes Conference Championships, held Tuesday and Thursday at Bay High School Stadium. [results] The Pirates were dominant over the two days, finishing more than 70 points clear of the competition on the boys’ side and more than 45

Homer-happy Pirates vanquish Valley Forge

PARMA, Ohio – The Pirates exploded for 18 runs in a five-inning, run-rule affair, as Rocky River rolled to an 18-1 victory over Parma on Thursday. River plated eight runs in the first inning, two in the second, three in the third and five in the fourth in what was a Great Lakes Conference blowout

Bucs bounce back

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – A big Pirate effort – a game Head Coach Lizz Steinmetz tabbed as River’s best of the season – resulted in an 8-1 win over Hathaway Brown on Wednesday night. Senior attacker Olivia Schumacker netted six goals on the night, and a smothering Pirate defense allowed just five shots on goal

Bucs bash baseball in bracket battle

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Pirate didn’t exactly survive and advance in Wednesday’s sectional-tournament contest against Keystone. The Pirates thrived and advanced. With a five-run second inning and a seven-run fourth, mixed in with some solid pitching by right-hander Jack White, Rocky River clobbered Keystone, 13-1, in a six-inning, run-rule affair. The district No. 4-seed

A resilient River runs through it

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River posted crooked numbers in three straight innings (second, third, fourth), as the Pirates defeated Clearview, 10-6, in sectional tournament action on Wednesday. The Pirates countered a three-run second by the Clippers with four in the home half of the inning. By the end of the fourth, River would lead,

Unstung heroes: Pirates smoke Bees

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River got back to its winning ways, as the Pirates defeated the Brecksville Bees, 13-8, on Tuesday night. Bouncing back from an 8-3 home loss to Toledo St. Francis on Saturday, Rocky River (13-3) prevailed in what was a flag-ridden contest, uneven in momentum and, often times – especially in

Extra effort, but Pirates fall in 10

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — A remarkable back-and-forth battle ended with the Pirates on the wrong side of a 12-11 score in a 10-inning tussle on Tuesday. A resilient Rocky River squad rebounded from a nine-error game on Monday, as the Pirates gloved and pitched and hit and ran their way to tie scores with the