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River rings Avon’s bell, 11-1

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – An athletic and relentless Rocky River defense and balanced scoring attack led to an 11-1 Pirate victory over the Avon Eagles on Friday night. With a ball-hawking transition defense, River held Avon to just 10 shots in what marked the Pirates’ best goals-against game since an April 12, 2016, shutout of

Pirates display rule of thirds

LAKEWOOD, Ohio – Rocky River carded a pair of third-place finishes in the Lakewood Ranger Relays on Friday. The Pirate boys squad scored 74 team points to place third in a field of eight teams. The River girls scored 80 points to finish third in a field of eight. [Results] The Maroon & White won

Team effort plates 20 in road win

WARRENSVILLE, Ohio – Rocky River got back to its winning ways, defeating Warrensville Heights, 20-1 on Friday. River scored 20 runs over innings 2-through-5 – posting inning totals of 4-4-8-4 — and the Tigers answered with a lone run in the bottom of the fifth in what was a five-inning, run-rule affair. The Maroon &

Pirates flash leather in 3-3 thriller

MEDINA, Ohio — Rocky River played to a 3-3 tie in Friday’s game at Highland, a contest called on account of darkness after 11 innings. River displayed spectacular infield defense in a game well-played on both sides.     # # # join the battle # # #

River falls in slugfest, 17-7

ELYRIA, Ohio — Elyria Catholic completed a home-and-away sweep of Rocky River with a 17-7 win over the Pirates on Thursday. The Panthers — who have never lost a Great Lakes Conference game in two-plus seasons — jumped all over Pirate pitching in the five-inning, run-rule affair. EC scored multiple runs in each inning of

River routs Patriots, 5-0

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River battled the Valley Forge Patriots and wicked cross-court winds to earn its first win of the season on Thursday. The Pirates swept three singles matches and two doubles matches to win 5-0. The win lifts Rocky River (1-3) to an unblemished conference mark – Thursday’s match against Valley Forge

Swept by a southwest wind and an EC win

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Elyria Catholic closed out a home-and-away sweep of Rocky River with a 7-4 win over the Pirates on Thursday. River committed three errors which led to four unearned runs in a game that saw the Panthers outhit the Pirates, 10-5. EC downed Rocky River, 10-0, in Tuesday’s first meeting between the

Streak snapped by Gators

NOVELTY, Ohio – The Rocky River Pirates saw their season-opening win streak snapped at five games with an 8-7 overtime loss at Laurel on Wednesday. Rocky River (5-1) couldn’t hold an early 5-1 lead against the host Gators in a battle of two teams ranked in the state’s top-20 in defense. River went into Wednesday’s

Big start leads to 15-7 victory

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River tied its season-high in scoring, as the Pirates bounced back from a Saturday loss to defeat Wooster, 15-7, on Tuesday. Sharp Pirate passing yielded 11 assists on a cold night at Rocky River Stadium, and River got a third of its goals in man-up situations. Seven players found the

Panthers prevail in GLC lid-lifter

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Five Rocky River errors led to five unearned runs, as the visiting Elyria Catholic Panthers defeated the Pirates, 9-0, on Tuesday. The two-time-Great Lakes Conference-defending-champion Panthers scored in every inning of the frozen GLC opener at Rocky River Field. Pitchers on both sides had trouble with command – 11 free passes