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Pirates open with twin wins at Bay

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – No hurdle was too high. Rocky River Track & Field ran, jumped, threw and vaulted its way into the 2019 season with a boys’-girls’ sweep at Bay on Thursday. On the boys’ side, the Pirates earned an 88-48 victory. In the girls’ competition, River defeated Bay, 85-51. “We had great team

River falls, 5-0, at Walsh

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio – Rocky River was blanked, 5-0, by a talented Walsh Warrior squad on Wednesday. Walsh took all three singles matches without yielding a point, as the Pirates fell to 0-2 on the season. The doubles team of Aiden Walsh and Ethan Mylett made the most noise on the scorecard – they were

Big start lifts River to 14-11 win over Walsh

ROCKY RIVER. Ohio – Rocky River bolted to a big lead early and then held on for a 14-11 victory over Walsh on what was a chilly opening night at Rocky River Stadium. Senior attacker Lauren Cain potted eight goals to lead the River attack on a night that saw the Pirates lead wire-to-wire. Rocky

Early lead slips away as Pirates lose to Wellington

ROCKY RIVER. Ohio – Solid Wellington pitching held Rocky River to two runs on six hits, as the Dukes dealt the Pirates a 6-2 loss on Wednesday. River batters were held to six singles and a walk during the chilly early-evening hours at Pirate Field. Half of Rocky River’s hits came off the bat of

Pirates iced by Eagles in 2019 lid-lifter

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Just how does a tennis ball bounce in 37-degree weather? On Tuesday at a frozen Tri-City Park, players for Rocky River and St. Edward got in some research time on that physics query. The Eagles prevailed, 4-1, in a format making use of three doubles matches. “We practiced so well indoors

River routs Fairview, 13-0

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Ross Hartman tossed four scoreless innings and collected three hits at the plate, and a patient and productive Pirate offense cranked out a three-inning conga line around the bases, as Rocky River defeated Fairview, 13-0, on Tuesday. In an eventual five-inning, run-rule victory, the Pirates (1-1) got four hitless innings from

Clippers steer Clear of Pirates

LORAIN, Ohio – Three big innings propelled the host Clearview Clippers to a 15-4 victory over Rocky River on Tuesday. Clearview plated four runs in the second inning and then five in the third and five more in the fourth en route to a five-inning run-rule romp over the Pirates. Rocky River (2-2) was out-hit,

Pirates drop opener, 3-2

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — The Pirates were nipped, 3-2, by the Brookside Cardinals in a frozen 2019 season opener on Monday. Three Cardinal runs plated over the first and second innings would be enough for Brookside to outlast the host Pirates on what was a 37-degree, windy afternoon at Rocky River Field. River was held

River topples Rockets, 5-3

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio — The Pirates emerged victorious in an early-season battle between two 3-0 lacrosse squads, as Rocky River defeated Bay, 5-3, on Monday night. Rocky River (4-0) got big go-ahead and insurance goals from Hayden Weaver and Andrew Snow, respectively, and a total of two goals from each on what was a cold

5-2 pickup: Cards deal Pirates a frozen loss

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Rocky River dropped a 5-2 decision to the Brookside Cardinals on Monday. Three Pirate errors led to four unearned Brookside runs, and River bats struggled in the clutch, going just 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position on what was a 37-degree windswept afternoon at Pirate Field. “Our pitchers did a good