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Pirates 5-0 after win at Avon

AVON, Ohio – The Rocky River Pirates found another early-season, undefeated team with which to tangle on Monday night, and the Striped Buccaneers did not disappoint as they routed the Avon Eagles, 12-3. Rocky River (5-0) scored the final seven goals of the contest, as a ball-control offense and steady defense kept a lid on

Bucs bedevil Brunswick

[Saturday’s lacrosse coverage is presented by Legacy Capital Partners] ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Striped Buccaneers rallied from a slow start to defeat Brunswick, 14-5, on Saturday afternoon. Down 2-0 early and then embroiled in a mostly back-and-forth first half, Rocky River put together a dominant second half as the Pirates remained unbeaten on the

Flat fourth sends Pirates to first loss

[Saturday’s lacrosse coverage is presented by Legacy Capital Partners.] BAINBRIDGE, Ohio – On Saturday afternoon, Rocky River arrived in Bainbridge Township with a 4-0 record in tow. An hour or so later, the Pirates went into a fourth quarter of their game with Kenston knotted at 5-5 with the Bombers. Forty minutes later, River hadn’t

River rallies in split at Vermilion

VERMILION, Ohio — Rocky River shook off the rust of an eight-day, weather-induced layoff and returned to the diamond on Saturday. A broadside cannon-fire battle between Pirates and Sailors ended in a split of a cold and windswept doubleheader. Vermilion got to Pirate pitching late in the opener, plating eight runs over the fifth and sixth

Pirates stand Tall as boys grab gold

TALLMADGE, Ohio – The Pirate boys squad earned gold by the slimmest of margins in Friday’s chilly, windswept Bill Barry Invitational. [Results] Rocky River scored 102 team points to turn aside Lake (101) and five other teams in the early-season meet. Daishaun Hill tallied 21.5 points over four events, and Michael Shoaf continued his assault

Mettle tested, medal earned

AVON LAKE, Ohio – The Rocky River boys’ squad earned a medal finish in Saturday’s Avon Lake Invitational, as the Pirates place second in a field of 12 teams. The River girls placed seventh in a field of 13. [Results] The event at Avon Lake Memorial Stadium closed out a successful first week of action

Smooth sailing continues in 10-2 win

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – A swashbuckling Pirate Nine remained undefeated on the young 2018 season, roping the Longhorns of Lutheran West by a final score of 10-2 on Wednesday. Battling the cold air as well as the Longhorns (0-2), Rocky River’s pitching and defense led the way to what marked a third straight victory to

River takes 1st chapter in west-side story

[Tonight’s lacrosse coverage is sponsored by Legacy Capital Partners.]   ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River defeated Westlake, 12-2, in a west-side tussle on Wednesday night. With the victory, the Pirates are 3-0 to start a season for the fourth time in program history and the first time since 2015. Wednesday’s tilt at Rocky River

Defense dominates in 15-4 victory

[Tonight’s lacrosse coverage is presented by Legacy Capital Partners]   ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Despite a day of inclement weather in Northeast Ohio, Rocky River Stadium was open for business on Tuesday. Just not the whole playing surface. Three white-uniformed d-poles and a slew of active midfielders decided that the visiting offensive zone was to

Twin wins in Track opener

PARMA, Ohio – Rocky River’s Boys and Girls Track & Field squads both earned victories in Tuesday’s lid-lifter at Byers Field. The twin victories came in a Great Lakes Conference dual meet against Valley Forge. On the boys’ side, the Pirates defeated the Minutemen, 81-46. The River girls downed Valley Forge, 101-27. For the boys’