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River opens busy weekend with a 2-1 loss

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. – The Rocky River Pirates kicked off a three-games-in-four-days stretch with a 2-1 loss to Avon (Ind.) on Friday evening. Rocky River got a Lydia Brandt goal in what marked the front half of back-to-back games in the Zionsville Invitational. Avon struck first, and Brandt’s goal knotted things at 1-1, with both of

Pirates can’t Buck trend, fall at Buckeye

MEDINA, Ohio – Playing its second road game in as many weeks, Rocky River fell behind, 28-0, before managing its own flipping of scoreboard digits. What the Pirates mustered from that point forth was at once impressive, too little and too late in an eventual 28-21 loss to Buckeye on Friday night. A strong Buckeye

2017-18’s Best of the Best: Football – Presented by VNN x Rapid Replay

This Summer, we’re teaming up with our friends at Rapid Replay to hand pick our favorite fan-recorded highlights from this past school year across the VNN Network. Each week, we’ll be spotlighting a new sport’s Top Plays.  Friday night lights are finally back! This week we’re showcasing our favorite highlights from across the country in Football: Do you want

Pirates, Rockets play scoreless draw in GLC opener

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – Rocky River and Bay played a scoreless tie on Wednesday in what marked the Great Lakes Conference lid-lifter for both teams. The contest marked the Pirates’ first 0-0 draw since 2014 when, on Aug. 27 at Bay Stadium, they tied the Rockets. The close game between the two west-side neighbors is

Anchors aweigh with a win over Bay

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – A first-half goal by sophomore forward Maya Patti vaulted Rocky River to a 1-0 victory over Bay on Wednesday. Patti’s goal – her second of the season – came in the 26th minute of River’s 2018 Great Lakes Conference opener. A stingy Pirate defense would make the goal stand as the game-winner

Pirates overcome sluggish start in 3-0 victory

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River Volleyball has won two conference championships over the last 31 years. Head Coach Karlee Bruck and a senior-laden lineup would just as well like to arrange that note as three titles in 32 years by winning the Great Lakes Conference for a second straight year in 2018. The Pirates

Mill grinds Pirates into 16th

CHESTERLAND, Ohio – Rocky River ran headlong into a talented field on an unyielding field of play in Sunday’s Reece Alexander Invitational at Fowler’s Mill Golf Club. Playing in their first event in 11 days, the Pirates struggled their way to 16th place in a 19-team field at the 6,623-yard, par-72 Pete Dye layout on

River garners gold, silver in league preview meet

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – Rocky River Cross Country broke into stride getting its boys’ and girls’ seasons underway at the Great Lakes Conference Preview on Saturday. [boys results | girls results] The River boys squad placed second in the seven-team meet, while the Pirate girls earned gold with an impressive and deep performance in the

Postgame Notes: RR vs. Fairview

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – News and notes from the Pirates’ 30-24 victory at Fairview on Friday … SERIES: Rocky River has now defeated Fairview in five straight years and in 13-of-the-last-15. The game marked the 84th meeting in a Pirates-Warriors series that dates back to 1935. Next year’s game will have the added attraction of

River rallies, tops Fairview in triple-overtime

FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio – Friday’s football opener can well be described thusly: yards were hard to come by, footballs were hard to hold onto, and it took four quarters and a further 25 plays to split teams separated by 2-1/2 miles of road by a mere six points. In what marked the 84th meeting between