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Late lightning in league lid-lifter!

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Pirate Softball returned to action on Monday and did so in style as Rocky River earned a 9-8 come-from-behind win over Elyria Catholic. The victory at Pirate Field marked the opening of the 2019 Great Lakes Conference season. Trailing, 8-4, heading into the home half of the sixth inning, Rocky River

It ain’t EC! Pirates plunder Panthers, 4-2

ELYRIA, Ohio – The Pirates approached a lofty challenge with a lunch-pail effort, as Rocky River defeated Elyria Catholic, 4-2, on Tuesday. Solid pitching and defense, mixed in with some clutch and powerful hitting, lifted River in a contest that marked the start of 2019 Great Lakes Conference play. And those winning traits were on

A surge in the second runs River to win at Westlake

WESTLAKE, Ohio – Seven different Pirates found twine, as Rocky River netted a season-high in goals on Monday evening. With seven goals from senior midfielder Lauren Cain and another eight from all over the River roster, the Pirates defeated the Westlake Demons, 15-5. A staunch River defense – also notching its best single-game result of

Shake, rattle & roll! River rocks WRA, 11-6

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River rebounded from a sluggish first quarter, as the Pirates plundered the Pioneers of Western Reserve Academy, 11-6, on Saturday afternoon. After ceding a 2-0 lead to the visiting WRA squad over the first 12 minutes, the Pirates took control of the action on their Detroit Road home turf. Over

From practice to the playing field – big efforts net win at Avon Lake

AVON LAKE, Ohio – It happened in the after-school practice hours during the week. And then Saturday afternoon the Pirates put it together in a game. That’s the way Head Coach Lizz Steinmetz characterized Rocky River’s 13-9 victory at Avon Lake. Rocky River went into Saturday looking for a bounce-back after losses to Bay and

River ropes Rangers in home opener

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Both River squads remained unbeaten on the season, as Rocky River swept Lakewood in dual-meet action on Friday. The Pirate boys dealt the Rangers an 88-49 defeat. The River girls dominated a 105-32 competition in what marked Rocky River’s 2019 home debut. The Rocky River boys (3-0, 1-0 Great Lakes Conference)

Seeing Red — Pirates undone, 10-1, in road test

CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS, Ohio — Buccaneer bats were silenced by excellent Redskin pitching, as Rocky River lost to Cuyahoga Heights, 10-1, on Friday. The Pirates were held to just a pair of hits in the non-conference loss. Rocky River (2-3) was held scoreless over the first two innings of action. After striking out two batters in

Sailors sink Pirates, 11-1

VERMILION, Ohio — Rocky River returned to action after a six-day layoff, and a perhaps-rusty Pirate Nine was defeated handily by the host Vermilion Sailors on Thursday. Vermilion scored three runs in the first inning, four in the third and four more in the fourth en route to an 11-1, five-inning, run-rule victory. The Sailors

Pirates ‘Forge ahead in conference action

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio — Rocky River swept Valley Forge in boys’ and girls’ Great Lakes Conference Track & Field action on Wednesday. The River girls won 17-of-17 events in defeating the Patriots, 122-15. Junior Amanda Franz and freshman MaKenna Pfaff combined to win 4-of-those-17 events. Franz swept the shot put and discus, Pfaff crossed the

Court besters — River tops Parma in GLC opener

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Rocky River opened Great Lakes Conference play with a 5-0 victory over Parma on Wednesday. An early sweep of the two doubles matches lifted the Pirates (3-4, 1-0 GLC) to a 2-0 lead, and Jack Latham finished off the shutout in second singles in what was the closest match of the