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Cannon Fire — Week 9

This week’s news and notes from the Pirate Football program … CANNON FIRE presented by Generations Dental Care   LAST WEEK:  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, Oct. 12. Rocky River (5-3, 3-1

Pirates play Rangers to a 2-2 draw

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River played Lakewood to a 2-2 draw in the Pirates’ final regular-season match on Saturday night at Rocky River Stadium. The result marked the third tie in the history of the Pirate-Ranger series and River’s first tie of the season. (A coaches’-version “Riverwood Cup” final included a 5-4 Lakewood edge in

Pirates plunder gold, silver GLC treasure

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – The Rocky River Pirates raced their way to gold and silver treasure in the Great Lakes Conference Championships on Saturday. [results] The River boys’ team won the GLC crown, snapping a two-year stranglehold on the top spot held by rival Bay Village. Seniors Eddie Zuercher, Riley Robinette and Joey Nanni pulled

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