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Sweep the league! River rides Green Wave to twin wins

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River swept the Holy Name Green Wave in a rainy, windy home meet o Wednesday. And with the victories, both the boys’ and girls’ teams pulled off regular season sweeps of six Great Lakes Conference foes. The Rocky River boys topped Holy Name, 84-53. The River girls dominated the Green

Hawks sink Pirates in hard-fought battle

GATES MILLS, Ohio – Rocky River traveled east and dropped a hard-fought road game on Wednesday afternoon. The Pirates were defeated by the Hawken Hawks, 7-6, in a wild one that featured nine ties and lead changes. Hawken (8-5) battled back from a 4-2 halftime deficit to snap a two-game Pirate win streak. “This was

Bucs battle Bombers to OT, but fall, 6-5

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Pirates and Bombers battled their way into an extra frame, and Kenston prevailed by a score of 6-5 in Tuesday-night boys’ lacrosse action at Rocky River Stadium. Forty-eight minutes, 10 goals and six ties and lead changes couldn’t split Kenston and River on a chilly, overcast evening at the Pirates’

West best in rainy river-bank tussle

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Pirates braved a tough foe and a couple hours of chilled rainfall, as Rocky River defeated St. Joseph, 7-6, on Monday night. For a second straight contest, Rocky River (7-5) put together a strong effort in all facets of the game. Five different players logged goals and five different players

Pirates solid in Saturday split

WELLINGTON, Ohio – Rocky River split a pair of games at the 12th Annual Prebis Memorial Invitational on Saturday. The Pirates defeated Clearview, 10-6, before losing to Olmsted Falls, 13-3. Multiple-hit games from Nani Meese, Marissa Smiley and Kelsey Murphy – coupled with a strong relief outing by Katie Mommers – powered the Pirates back

River nixes Notre Dame, 11-4

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – As Head Coach Lizz Steinmetz termed it, the Pirates put together their first complete game of the season on Saturday. And complete River was plenty, as Rocky River defeated Toledo Notre Dame, 11-4. “We put together a complete game,” said Steinmetz. “We’ve worked extremely hard on our transition defense and crashing;

Walks costly in a wild one at Rocky River Field

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – A taut, back-and-forth contest dwindled into a 12-5 loss, as Rocky River fell to North Ridgeville on Saturday. In the top-of-the-sixth, the Rangers scored seven to break free from what had been a 5-4 contest rife with five ties and lead changes. North Ridgeville batted 11 in that decisive sixth stanza.

River back at it with a win over Avon

AVON, Ohio – A big first half and strong performances up and down the field lifted Rocky River to a 13-5 win at Avon on Friday night. In what marked a return to action after a nine-day layoff, the Pirates (9-2) were sharp in forcing turnovers, clearing the pellet down field, passing it around the

River competes in rainy relays

BEREA, Ohio – Rocky River competed in the 63rd Berea Kiwanis Titans Relays on Friday, and the Pirate boys’ and girls’ teams placed 14th and 11th, respectively. [results] The River boys carded four points and the Pirate girls tallied 21 on what was a rainy day at Baldwin Wallace University’s Finnie Stadium. Sixteen boys’ teams

Big innings fuel Rockets, as Pirates fall at home

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The rival Rockets pulled off a two-game sweep of the Pirates, as Bay backed up its Tuesday win with a 15-2 victory over Rocky River on Thursday. A six-run first inning vaulted the visiting Rockets to a commanding lead in the Great Lakes Conference tilt at Rocky River Field. Bay wouldn’t