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Streak snapped in 14-7 loss to Tigers

[Tonight’s lacrosse coverage is presented by Legacy Capital Partners.] ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Rocky River had its winning streak snapped Monday night, as the Pirates dropped a 14-7 decision to the Chagrin Falls Tigers. Chagrin Falls (8-6) bested River in the transition game at both ends of the field, forcing turnovers paying them off with

Leather lapses costly in 11-8 loss

PARMA, Ohio — Defensive miscues led to 10 unearned runs, as Rocky River dropped a Monday Great Lakes Conference game at Valley Forge. The Patriots scored two runs in the first inning, two in the second and then seven in the fourth en route to an 11-8 victory over the Pirates, who went into the

Double-R earns second in racket bracket

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Pirate Boys’ Tennis carded a runner-up finish in the Great Lakes Conference Tournament on May 2. Rocky River logged 17 points in the third annual league-bracket event, finishing one point behind Bay. “I couldn’t be more proud of the boys,” said Head Coach Ben Purdy. I don’t think anyone would’ve given

This Bell (R)rings in spring

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Spring, 2018, hasn’t exactly been very spring-like. But where other traditional signals of the season of renewal (the groundhog, Easter, baseball’s opening day) have failed us this year, the “Bell” just might be ringing in spring now, in early May. The “Bell” is Rocky River’s Bell Track & Field Invitational, which

Seniors repel Raiders in River win

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Striped Buccaneers celebrated their Senior Night on Saturday, and senior players came up with big performances all over the field as Rocky River defeated Shaker Heights, 10-8. An early 5-0 lead for the Pirates (14-2) faded into an eventual 6-4 lead at halftime; the second half was a taut, physical,

Pirates upended in rare home loss

[River’s continuing lacrosse coverage is presented by Legacy Capital Partners.] ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River dropped a home game for the first time in over 12 months, as Toledo St. Francis prevailed, 8-3, in a Saturday matinee at Rocky River Stadium. The Pirates – which had won nine in a row on Detroit Road

Titan-ic win for Hartman, Pirates

LORAIN, Ohio – Junior Ross Hartman scattered nine baserunners, allowing just one to reach home, as Rocky River defeated Lorain in a 3-1 pitcher’s duel. Hartman was masterful, striking out seven without issuing a free pass and pitching six scoreless innings after allowing the Titans to score a lone run in the first. The right-hander

River earns Saturday split

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – A wild, last-licks, five-run rally boosted the Pirates to a game-one victory and helped Rocky River earn a split in two Saturday games against Lorain. A game-winning run pushed across due to a Titans error capped off the bottom-of-the-seventh surge, and River won Saturday’s morning opener, 12-11. Lorain closed out the

Pirates plant 16 at Padua

PARMA, Ohio – Eight different Pirate players scored goals, and senior netminder Chris Welch protected the Double-R twine to the tune of a nine-save night, as Rocky River defeated Padua, 16-3, on Friday. The Sons of Blackbeard went into Friday’s game averaging 10.5 goals per game. Their 16 goals on Friday marked their most in

Fab-5 leads big win on Senior Day

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The 2018 graduating class of Rocky River Baseball came up big, delivering in the clutch and in quantity, as the Pirates defeated Valley Forge, 16-7, on Friday. And appropriately enough – Friday’s contest at home marked Senior Day for the eldest Sons of Blackbeard. “It was great to see the seniors