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Pirates foiled in final

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – Rocky River’s run through the postseason came to an end with a 3-1 loss [26-24, 12-25, 20-25] to Padua in the Parma Heights District title match Saturday. The loss snapped an 11-match win streak for the Pirates; River hadn’t lost since Sept. 16. It closes out a season that included the

Boys squad wins Northeast Ohio regional

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Pirates no longer belong to just Rocky River. They’re the region’s team. The Rocky River boys team will head to the Ohio Division II Championships next week. When they do so, they’ll travel as the champions of the Northeast Ohio Region, courtesy a title won among 19 top DII teams racing

Pirate seniors sail off with a win

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Pirates celebrated 15 senior players and their families prior to the game, and then those seniors went out and led a Rocky River effort that saw the Maroon & White score in each quarter of a 32-10 victory over Elyria Catholic on Friday. In what likely marked the final Rocky

Pirates bested by Bay, 3-0

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – A remarkable Rocky River season came to an end at the hands – or feet, rather – of a familiar foe, as the Pirates fell to the Bay Rockets, 3-0, on Thursday night. Bay Village scored a late-first-half goal, and a backed-up, packed-tight defense – along with a pair of second-half

Bracket-busting Bucs nix ‘Namers, 3-2

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – For a high school volleyball program that hadn’t won a conference title in 31 years, these 2017 Rocky River Pirates seem to have a pretty good handle on winning big matches and finding their way through a postseason bracket. With a 3-2 victory in a see-saw, all-or-nothing battle against the Holy turns 100!

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Tuesday night’s recap of Rocky River’s boys soccer match against the rival Bay Rockets marked the 100th article posted With that – and with a promise not to hit readers over the head with frequent appeals for support of the site and its content – the 100-post mark is as

Cannon Fire — Week 10

This week’s news and notes from the Pirate Football program … CANNON FIRE presented by Generations Dental Care   LAST WEEK: Rocky River won its third game in a row, turning a plus-7 in turnover margin into a 44-6 victory over Parma on Friday, Oct. 20. The Pirates put 30 points on the Rocky River

Bay rally sinks Pirates

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – A 78th-minute equalizer took the wind out of the Pirates’ sails, and, after a scoreless 30-minute overtime, Bay defeated Rocky River, 4-3, in a penalty-kick shootout on Tuesday. River scored a first-half goal but couldn’t add to it afterward. A furious rally of late Rocket shots was staved off by senior

Pirates top Holy Name, 1-0, advance to district final

NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio – A second-half Lizzie Hamker goal stood up as the lone netfinder of the match, as Rocky River defeated Holy Name, 1-0, to advance to the title game of the Elyria District in the Ohio Division II Girls Soccer Tournament on Monday. On a rainy late-October night made more for film noire

“A stage befitting his talents”

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio – Roni Shin closed out his prep golf career on Saturday, finishing off an 81-81—162 score and a tie for 32nd place in the Ohio Division I Golf Tournament [results]. Despite hailing from one of the smaller schools in the DI classification, Shin’s finish placed him in the top half of a