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Pirates prevail, 3-1, in lid-lifter

SYLVANIA, Ohio – Opening a season away from Hamilton Arena for the first time this century, Rocky River downed Toledo Northview, 3-1, on Saturday evening. The Pirates (1-0) scored once in the opening period and twice more in the second before yielding a third-period goal to the host Wildcats in what marked the front half

Awards aplenty

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Pirate Football held its postseason awards night on Monday, Nov. 13, and over a dozen players were recognized on an evening that saw the team reflect on its autumn on the gridiron and in the classroom. Highlighting River’s on-the-field accolades were juniors Patrick Green and Ross Hartman, who were both tabbed

An award-winning horde of Pirates

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River held its 2017 awards ceremony on Monday, Nov. 13, and coaches Steve Stahl (Boys Cross Country) and Dee Zuercher (Girls Cross Country) had much hardware to disperse after a season that saw the boys squad advance to the Ohio Division II Tournament after a regional victory and the girls

River takes fifth at Buckeye State finale

HEBRON, Ohio – Rocky River placed fifth in Saturday’s Ohio Division II Boys Cross Country Tournament at the National Trail Raceway. With seniors Eddie Zuercher and Riley Robinette earning top-15 finishes (placing eighth overall and 14th overall, respectively), Rocky River carded a team score of 160. That total (7-8-23-32-90) was topped by four teams —

Cannon Fire — Season Finale

This week’s news and notes from the Pirate Football program …   CANNON FIRE presented by Generations Dental Care   LAST WEEK:  The Pirates celebrated 15 senior players and their families prior to the game, and then those seniors went out and led a Rocky River effort that saw the Maroon & White score in

Pirates foiled in final

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – Rocky River’s run through the postseason came to an end with a 3-1 loss [26-24, 12-25, 20-25] to Padua in the Parma Heights District title match Saturday. The loss snapped an 11-match win streak for the Pirates; River hadn’t lost since Sept. 16. It closes out a season that included the

Boys squad wins Northeast Ohio regional

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Pirates no longer belong to just Rocky River. They’re the region’s team. The Rocky River boys team will head to the Ohio Division II Championships next week. When they do so, they’ll travel as the champions of the Northeast Ohio Region, courtesy a title won among 19 top DII teams racing

Pirate seniors sail off with a win

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Pirates celebrated 15 senior players and their families prior to the game, and then those seniors went out and led a Rocky River effort that saw the Maroon & White score in each quarter of a 32-10 victory over Elyria Catholic on Friday. In what likely marked the final Rocky

Pirates bested by Bay, 3-0

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – A remarkable Rocky River season came to an end at the hands – or feet, rather – of a familiar foe, as the Pirates fell to the Bay Rockets, 3-0, on Thursday night. Bay Village scored a late-first-half goal, and a backed-up, packed-tight defense – along with a pair of second-half

Bracket-busting Bucs nix ‘Namers, 3-2

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – For a high school volleyball program that hadn’t won a conference title in 31 years, these 2017 Rocky River Pirates seem to have a pretty good handle on winning big matches and finding their way through a postseason bracket. With a 3-2 victory in a see-saw, all-or-nothing battle against the Holy