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Playoff Gameday: Pirates, Fliers set for bracket battle

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – News and notes heading into the elusive “Week 11” of the Ohio high school football season … ROUTE 310: The final OHSAA computer rankings for Division III, Region 10 pegged the Pirates as No. 8. The top-8 in each region advance to single-elimination postseason play, so Rocky River has qualified for

Charging toward the challenge — River earns playoff slot

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The 102nd season of Rocky River has been a fun and exciting one for Pirate fans. The 2018 Pirates set sail for battle in August, when they clanked swords with the Fairview Warriors in a triple-overtime thriller. They exchanged cannon fire over four straight home games in September and battled their

Bay daze – River upended in district final

ELYRIA, Ohio – Rocky River’s 2018 season came to an end with a 3-0 loss to the Bay Rockets in the Boys’ Division II Elyria District final on a rainy Saturday night at Ely Stadium. Owners of a 15-game unbeaten streak heading into Saturday’s tilt, the Pirates experienced their first loss since Aug. 23. Rocky

McDonough, Coleman make state-ment at regional meet

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Rocky River’s Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country squads competed in the Northeast Ohio Region Tournament on Saturday. The Pirate teams weren’t among the qualifiers for next week’s Buckeye State title meet, but two student-athletes did qualify as individuals. [results: boys | girls] Senior captain Jack McDonough placed 10th in the Boys’ Division

Green Wave sink Pirates in district final

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – A talented Holy Name squad halted Rocky River’s march through the postseason brackets on Saturday. A 3-1 (25-22, 22-25, 25-21, 25-18) victory by the top-seeded (Division II Parma Heights District Tournament) Green Wave on their home hardwood ended the Pirates’ season in a district final for a second straight year. No.

Un-EC feeling — Pirates fall in rainy road tilt

ELYRIA, Ohio – Rocky River’s regular season came to an end on Friday night at Knights-of-Columbus Field. To a hard-fought end – on the wrong side of a 33-13 score — on a rainy October night at Elyria Catholic. The host Panthers (8-2, 5-1 Great Lakes Conference) clinched a share of the Great Lakes Conference

Bracket busted: Pirates topped in district final

AVON, Ohio – Rocky River’s postseason march was halted on Thursday night, as the Pirates dropped a 1-0 decision to the Bay Rockets in the title match of the Division II Elyria District Tournament. For Rocky River (10-7-2), the loss comes after a pair of wins in the bracket, both in shutout fashion. It marked

Weekly Notes: River heads to EC for regular-season finale

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – News and notes coming off Rocky River’s 47-20 victory over Parma and heading into week 10 of the Ohio high school football season … LAST WEEK: Rocky River topped Normandy, 47-20, in Great Lakes Conference action on Friday, Oct. 19. The Maroon & White extricated themselves from a 20-13 halftime deficit

Buccaneers bolt into bracket finale

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – Rocky River swept three sets from the Fairview Warriors in Division II Parma Heights District bracket action on Wednesday night. The victory sends the Pirates to the district final for a second straight season. River’s Wednesday win – by scores of 25-23, 25-14, and 24-15 – marked the team’s fifth in

Streak continues as Pirates beat Fairview, 2-0

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – An unbeaten streak that began in the heat of a 90-degree day in late August has made its way into the chill of late-October district-tournament play. And with a 2-0 victory over the Fairview Warriors on Tuesday evening, the maroon-clad owners of that streak are now bound for a district final