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Pirates undone in title match

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio – Rocky River advanced to the championship match of Saturday’s Chagrin Falls Invitational via a pair of 2-0 shutouts. But a strong Kenston Bomber squad turned the Pirates aside, 2-1, in the title match. [boxes: vs. SH | vs. CF | vs. K] The result in Chagrin Falls spells two straight Saturdays

Pirates sunk by Watterson

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A ranked Rocky River Pirate group was felled for the first time this season, as the Pirates dropped a 3-2 decision to Bishop Watterson on Saturday. The host Eagles, who received votes but were not ranked in the most recent Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association poll, scored the lone goal of a

A fourth to be reckoned with

WESTLAKE, Ohio – Rocky River won its fourth tournament of the season, beating back the host Eagles, a high-quality Hoban squad and five other teams at the St. Edward Invitational on Saturday. Senior Ben Brej carded his second tournament victory in a row (Hoban Invitational, Sept. 11) with an even-par 71 on what was an

A River runs through it

GALION, Ohio – A trio of Pirate runner carded top-10 finishes, as Rocky River won the Division II title at the Galion Cross Country Festival on Saturday afternoon. [results] Seniors Eddie Zeurcher and Riley Robinette and junior runner Jack McDonough were the vanguard of a Pirate scorecard attack that totaled 83 points. That score edged

River runs continue in Boardman

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Pirate girls’ squad ran in Saturday afternoon’s Spartan Invitational. Mafe Chaves-Bernal earned a top-100 finish to pace Rocky River, which placed 29th of 39 teams. [results] Chaves-Bernal shaved nearly two seconds off her time from the same event a year ago; the Pirate junior crossed the wire in 21:28.5 to place

Pirates ride the Green Wave to a league win, 36-19

NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio – 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 their Great Lakes Conference opener on Friday night. Rocky River rallied from an early 7-0 deficit

Sweep success!

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River got back to its winning ways, sweeping a match from the Normandy Invaders (25-19, 25-19, 25-19) on Thursday. For the Pirates, the victory comes after a pair of close losses to Holy Name, and it vaults River to its best start to a conference slate in five years. Rocky

Pirates repel Invaders in 6-1 home win

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – No. 3-ranked (Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association) Rocky River extended its season-opening win streak to seven games with a dominant, 6-1 victory over Great Lakes Conference foe Normandy on Wednesday. Rocky River (8-0, 3-0 GLC) entertained the home crowd at Rocky River Stadium with a slew of quality offensive chances early

Rocky River cards win over Padua

MEDINA, Ohio – Roni Shin carded a 1-over 37 to pace the Pirates in an eight-stroke victory over Padua on Wednesday. Rocky River (14-1) downed the Bruins by a final score of 162-170. Wednesday’s match was contested over the outward nine at Pleasant Valley Golf Course. Freshly aerated greens affected scoring conditions for both squads,

Cannon Fire — Weekly Football Notes

Rocky River Football’s first road week of the season brings with it an all-new feature on —   CANNON FIRE, a weekly football notes article presented by [put your company name here]   LAST WEEK: Rocky River got back on the victory train, downing the Collinwood Railroaders, 35-0, at Rocky River Stadium on Friday night.