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Thriller! 79th-minute mayhem sends Double-R to district final

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – A precise, 28-yard cannon blast and a bold assault on the enemy’s rear flank resulted in a swashbuckling Pirate victory on Monday night. A 79th minute free kick by senior Allison Contenza – a bending 85-foot artillery shot – found the fleet feet of freshman Sophia Murray, barreling toward the far

Pirates ace Saturday test

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – Rocky River opened tournament play in fine fashion, sweeping three games from the Lutheran West Longhorns, 25-8, 25-8, 25-13. After a first-round bye and playing for the first time in a week, the Maroon & White earned their fourth straight victory. Rocky River – the No. 3 seed in the Division

Bergin, Pirates dressed for success in tourney opener

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Jacob Bergin provided the hat trick. But the cleats and maroon socks and the rest of the Pirate uniform will be needed again this fall. Because on Saturday afternoon, Bergin and the Rocky River Pirates clotheslined the Keystone Wildcats, 6-0, and that result propels River forward in the Boys’ Division II

River XC teams advance to regionals

ELYRIA, Ohio – Rocky River’s Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country squads competed in the Northeast Ohio/Elyria District Championships on Saturday. Both teams qualified for regional competition, and their seasons will continue. [results: boys | girls] With top-5 finishes required to move forward in the postseason, the Pirate boys placed fifth and the River girls carded

The 3rd is the word as River wins at Parma

PARMA, Ohio – Rocky River earned a victory on the road for the first time since Aug. 24, as the Pirates defeated the Parma Redmen, 47-20, in a Great Lakes Conference battle on Friday. The Maroon & White extricated themselves from a 20-13 halftime deficit with a dominant third quarter that saw the Pirates pile

River douses Firelands, 4-0

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Pirates have the Falcons’ number. On a cool, breezy Wednesday evening at Rocky River Stadium, Rocky River and Firelands battled in a postseason match for a third consecutive October. On Wednesday, the Pirates prevailed, 4-0. And that’s nothing new. Rocky River ousted Firelands from sectional play in both 2017 and

Football Notes: Week 9 brings a return to Byers Field

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – News and notes coming off Rocky River’s 16-14 victory over Normandy and heading into game No. 9 of the 2018 football season … LAST WEEK: Rocky River topped Normandy, 16-14, in a hard-fought, tooth-and-nail contested … rainy-October-night, pushing-and-shoving-in-the-trenches contest which included late momentum swings and key performances turned in by the 2019

Pirates net 3-0 win over Chardon

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Rocky River closed out its regular season with a 3-0 victory over Chardon. The Pirates (15-7) won by scores of 25-1, 25-17, and 25-21. River now heads into its postseason on a three-match win streak. The Hilltoppers (10-12) were paced by senior Audrey Kostelec who banged out 13 kills while hitting .282. [Rocky

The Cup runneth River in 2018

LAKEWOOD, Ohio – The excitement of the 2018 Riverwood Cup – the rivalry meeting between Rocky River and Lakewood – was built on two first-half Christian Devorace goals, an eventual 3-0 lead and a valiant battle back by the home side. And the Pirates emerged victorious after a hard-fought 3-2 match on Saturday evening. With

Girls take 1st, boys take 2nd at GLC meet

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – Rocky River Girls’ Cross Country won its third Great Lakes Conference title in four years with a first-place finish in Saturday’s GLC Championship meet. And the Pirate boys’ team earned second place on a rainy morning dominated by runners in Maroon & White. [boys results: team, individual | girls results: team,