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Pirates Forge a 10-run fifth in downing Patriots

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – Rocky River bounced back after a sluggish start to defeat Valley Forge, 13-6, on Tuesday. The Pirates hung 10 runs on the Patriots in the visitors’ half of the fifth inning. River was trailing, 4-2, headed into that at-bat. Fourteen batters later, the Maroon & White had a commanding lead, and

Off and running in postseason bracket

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Rocky River Pirates returned to the diamond after a weather-induced, nine-day layoff, and the Maroon & White did so in style, picking up a district bracket victory on Tuesday. Powered by a Marissa Smiley home run and a key second-inning error by the Clippers, the Pirates opened an early 4-0

Bay edges River in Senior Day clash at Tri-City

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Pirates ended their 2019 Great Lakes Conference season with a hard-fought loss to Bay on Monday. In an epic showdown of the two top teams in the conference, the Rockets prevailed, 3-2, in a contest that featured three matches going three sets. Two matches – Tony Ilias losing to state

River rattles Cougar cage for 17 in road win

MENTOR, Ohio – Rocky River won for a fourth time in its last five games, as the Pirates defeated the Lake Catholic Cougars, 17-6, on Monday night. Senior Lauren Cain scored River’s first six goals in the contest and has now dented twine 17 times over the team’s last three games. The Maroon & White

Seniors come through in 12-0 win over Patriots

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Pirates returned to the diamond for the first time since April 27, and the Sons of Blackbeard were sharp in their return as Rocky River defeated Valley Forge, 12-0, on Monday. River banged out 12 hits over four offensive innings in the five-inning, run-rule affair on what was a warm,

River nets win in thriller against Avon

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Pirates earned a big victory in a Rocky River Stadium thriller on Saturday, getting a go-ahead Sam Miller goal at the 4:02-mark of the second half and then hanging on defeat the Avon Eagles, 14-13. Miller’s game-winner ended a remarkable battle in a chilled North Coast mist, a see-saw tussle

Pirates break through for Glass City split

TOLEDO, Ohio – Rocky River bounced back from a one-goal loss on Friday to defeat Toledo St. John’s, 10-9, on Saturday afternoon. Second-half goals by Hayden Weaver, Luke Witzigreuter, and Will St. Pierre helped the Pirates regain late momentum after squandering an early 7-1 lead. Goalkeeper Jack Rossi logged six saves in the third quarter,

Marooned in Toledo — RR falls to St. Francis, 6-5

TOLEDO, Ohio – Rocky River was dealt a 6-5 loss by Toledo St. Francis in a Friday night contest that marked the front end of a two-game weekend in Toledo. In a see-saw contest rife with seven ties and lead changes, the Pirates would hold none of the latter. The two familiar foes were separated

The 44th Bell — hard work and hardware

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River student-athletes ran, threw, leapt, and vaulted their way to tremendous performances all over the property at Rocky River Stadium on Friday. The 44th running of Rocky River High School’s home event – the Bell Invitational – gave Pirate athletes the canvas. And they came through with flying colors –

River courts gold but earns silver in GLC tourney

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River logged a runner-up finish in Wednesday Great Lakes Conference Tournament. The Pirates earned two doubles titles and three second-place finishes in singles en route to tallying 17 points in the five-team event. The Bay Rockets (18 points) won the event. The names, places and point totals spelled a reprise