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The 44th Bell — hard work and hardware

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River student-athletes ran, threw, leapt, and vaulted their way to tremendous performances all over the property at Rocky River Stadium on Friday. The 44th running of Rocky River High School’s home event – the Bell Invitational – gave Pirate athletes the canvas. And they came through with flying colors –

River courts gold but earns silver in GLC tourney

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River logged a runner-up finish in Wednesday Great Lakes Conference Tournament. The Pirates earned two doubles titles and three second-place finishes in singles en route to tallying 17 points in the five-team event. The Bay Rockets (18 points) won the event. The names, places and point totals spelled a reprise

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