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Pirates thinking pink for week 9

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — The Marooners is leading a school-wide initiative of student service and learning that will culminate in a “pink-out” of the Rocky River Stadium on Oct. 20, 2017, for the River-vs.-Parma football game.  The purpose is to engage students, faculty, staff and the community in both recognizing and addressing the needs of those who have

River floods Normandy with 2nd-quarter burst

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – The Rocky River Pirates exploded for 43 second-quarter points in a 50-6 win over the Normandy Invaders in a Great Lakes Conference battle at Byers Field on Thursday night. Rocky River (5-3, 3-1 GLC) got off to a slow start in the contest, but a 37-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback

High-5 for core four

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River closed out its regular season with a 5-0 victory over Parma on Wednesday. Rocky River (13-3, 4-2 Great Lakes Conference) took control of the match from the outset, but a tenacious River attack didn’t land a goal until the 28th minute when Olivia McDonald weaved through traffic left of

Season ends; Shin advances

HINCKLEY, Ohio – Rocky River’s tremendous 2017 season came to an end at waterlogged Pine Hills Golf Club on Wednesday. Four teams would advance in the Northeast District of the Ohio Division I Boys Golf Tournament, but with a seventh-place finish, the Pirates ended up on the outside looking in. [results] And that outside was

Cannon Fire — Week 8

This week’s news and notes from the Pirate Football program … CANNON FIRE    presented by Generations Dental Care LAST WEEK:  With an Anchor-Down performance on a third-quarter goal-line stand and a determined effort in the second half, Rocky River defeated Valley Forge, 31-14, on Friday night. Playing before a big crowd in River’s Homecoming Game,

Point, set, match. Title.

PARMA, Ohio – The Rocky River Pirates are conference champions in volleyball for the first time since 1986. The Pirates plundered Normandy, 3-0, on Tuesday night, and the win guarantees River at least a share of the 2017 Great Lakes Conference title. Rocky River rolled through Tuesday’s clinching sets, 25-12, 25-19, 25-16. [box] “This is

Pirates win GLC crown

PARMA, Ohio – Rocky River defeated Parma, 10-0, as the Pirates clinched their first Great Lakes Conference championship on Monday night. The Redmen were the last domino to fall in a six-match circuit season that began on Aug. 30 with the game that meant the most. On that date six weeks ago, the Pirates utterly

Pirates silence Solon

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – This goal closed. Move along. Nothing to see here. Senior Olivia McDonald netted a pair of first-half goals, and Rocky River notched a clean-sheet victory for a ninth time this season, as the Pirates defeated the Solon Comets, 2-0, on Monday night. With the victory, Rocky River (12-3) is now 10-1

Pirates on pace in Medina

MEDINA, Ohio – Rocky River’s girls team placed 16th in the Medina Cross Country Festival on Saturday. [results] Mafe Chaves-Bernal placed 44th with a time of 20:56.98. Chaves-Bernal was River’s top finisher in a DI field of 188 athletes. The field Ella Canavan Elementary included 18 teams. Jane Murray and Katie Wojnowski also carded top-100

Pirates take the 5th

CORTLAND, Ohio – The Rocky River boys team placed fifth at Saturday’s Legends Meet at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds in Cortland, Ohio. [results] Senior Eddie Zuercher earned a fifth-place finish in a field of 233 runners. He paced River to a score of 133. The Pirates were bested by only four teams in a 23-team