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Just in time — River tops Minutemen, 4-1

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – With four goals over the final 18 minutes of play, Rocky River turned a one-goal deficit into a 4-1 victory over a Lexington squad which had lost just once since Aug. 24. Saturday’s home match for the Pirates was headed the wrong direction after the Minutemen played up to their moniker

Pirate persistence

ELYRIA, Ohio – Rocky River went 3-0 and captured the title of the Elyria Power Quad on Saturday. Winning a Saturday tournament had become an elusive goal for the Pirates (13-4), who had finished as runner-up in invitationals (Rocky River, Chagrin Falls) over the two previous Saturdays. “I’m really proud of the way the girls

A road trip was made, but no Dragons were slayed

ASHTABULA, Ohio – A staunch Lakeside Dragons defense put an end to what was an even exchange of touchdowns for three quarters, as a decisive fourth frame swung the way of the home side in a 34-21 Pirate loss on Friday night. Rocky River (3-2) was consistently in the position of having to answer surges

River cages Panthers

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – A surging Pirate volleyball squad upped its Great Lakes Conference record to 6-1 with a 3-0 victory over Elyria Catholic on Thursday. Rocky River (10-4, 6-1 GLC won in straight sets for a sixth time this season (in regulation matches), winning on its home hardwood by scores of 25-15, 25-13, and

A heritage victory for the Pirates

ELYRIA, Ohio – With a pair of former Rocky River soccer coaches looking on, Rocky River did its heritage proud on Wednesday, producing a clean sheet with nine Pirate goals in a Great Lakes Conference road contest at Elyria Catholic. Patrick Burke was the head coach of the River Girls Soccer team in the program’s

Broadside attack

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Pirates were firing on all cannons, and with a swashbuckling attack led by senior Bryan Kern, Rocky River plundered the Panthers of Elyria Catholic, 10-1, on Wednesday night. Rocky River (9-1, 4-0 Great Lakes Conference) got five goals from Kern and one each from five other Pirates, as the team

Cannon Fire, Week 5

This week’s news and notes from the Pirate Football program … CANNON FIRE presented by Generations Dental Care LAST WEEK:  With a well-rounded performance in all facets of the game – save perhaps a few too many yellow flags for the liking of the River coaching staff – the Pirates plundered Holy Name, 36-19, in

Brej leads the way as Pirates earn league title

ELYRIA, Ohio – The Pirates have successfully defended their Great Lakes Conference crown. Again. Rocky River carded a four-man score of 303 to finish 17 strokes clear of the next-best GLC foe at Forest Hills Golf Course on Tuesday. With that result in the seven-team circuit’s championship event, River has now captured the league flag

Twine times nine — River rips Gilmour, 9-1

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Rocky River Pirates were kept off the scoreboard until the 48th minute of their Monday night tilt with the Gilmour Lancers. But behind hat-trick performances from seniors Michael Konrad and Bryan Kern, River turned a nine-goal second half into a 9-1 victory. Konrad netted three goals, as did Kern. Jeffrey

Fine finish in October preview

CONCORD, Ohio – Rocky River carded a fifth-place finish in a talented field of squads in the 36-hole Cardinal-Lion Classic, contested over Sunday and Monday. Consistent performances across the two days netted a 319-317—636 score for the Pirates, who continue a late-season surge with solid play up and down the roster. The fifth-place finish came