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Cannon Fire, Week 5

This week’s news and notes from the Pirate Football program … CANNON FIRE presented by Generations Dental Care LAST WEEK:  With a well-rounded performance in all facets of the game – save perhaps a few too many yellow flags for the liking of the River coaching staff – the Pirates plundered Holy Name, 36-19, in

Brej leads the way as Pirates earn league title

ELYRIA, Ohio – The Pirates have successfully defended their Great Lakes Conference crown. Again. Rocky River carded a four-man score of 303 to finish 17 strokes clear of the next-best GLC foe at Forest Hills Golf Course on Tuesday. With that result in the seven-team circuit’s championship event, River has now captured the league flag

Twine times nine — River rips Gilmour, 9-1

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Rocky River Pirates were kept off the scoreboard until the 48th minute of their Monday night tilt with the Gilmour Lancers. But behind hat-trick performances from seniors Michael Konrad and Bryan Kern, River turned a nine-goal second half into a 9-1 victory. Konrad netted three goals, as did Kern. Jeffrey

Fine finish in October preview

CONCORD, Ohio – Rocky River carded a fifth-place finish in a talented field of squads in the 36-hole Cardinal-Lion Classic, contested over Sunday and Monday. Consistent performances across the two days netted a 319-317—636 score for the Pirates, who continue a late-season surge with solid play up and down the roster. The fifth-place finish came

Pirates undone in title match

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio – Rocky River advanced to the championship match of Saturday’s Chagrin Falls Invitational via a pair of 2-0 shutouts. But a strong Kenston Bomber squad turned the Pirates aside, 2-1, in the title match. [boxes: vs. SH | vs. CF | vs. K] The result in Chagrin Falls spells two straight Saturdays

Pirates sunk by Watterson

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A ranked Rocky River Pirate group was felled for the first time this season, as the Pirates dropped a 3-2 decision to Bishop Watterson on Saturday. The host Eagles, who received votes but were not ranked in the most recent Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association poll, scored the lone goal of a

A fourth to be reckoned with

WESTLAKE, Ohio – Rocky River won its fourth tournament of the season, beating back the host Eagles, a high-quality Hoban squad and five other teams at the St. Edward Invitational on Saturday. Senior Ben Brej carded his second tournament victory in a row (Hoban Invitational, Sept. 11) with an even-par 71 on what was an

A River runs through it

GALION, Ohio – A trio of Pirate runner carded top-10 finishes, as Rocky River won the Division II title at the Galion Cross Country Festival on Saturday afternoon. [results] Seniors Eddie Zeurcher and Riley Robinette and junior runner Jack McDonough were the vanguard of a Pirate scorecard attack that totaled 83 points. That score edged

River runs continue in Boardman

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Pirate girls’ squad ran in Saturday afternoon’s Spartan Invitational. Mafe Chaves-Bernal earned a top-100 finish to pace Rocky River, which placed 29th of 39 teams. [results] Chaves-Bernal shaved nearly two seconds off her time from the same event a year ago; the Pirate junior crossed the wire in 21:28.5 to place

Pirates ride the Green Wave to a league win, 36-19

NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio – With a well-rounded performance in all facets of the game – save perhaps a few too many yellow flags for the liking of the River coaching staff – the Pirates plundered Holy Name, 36-19, in their Great Lakes Conference opener on Friday night. Rocky River rallied from an early 7-0 deficit