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Game effort ends in 64-60 loss to Rockets

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Rocky River Pirates turned 11 3-pointers – including seven by junior forward Grant Eversman – into a near-upset of the Bay Rockets on Friday. But the visiting five rallied from a big Pirate second quarter to earn a 64-60 victory at Rocky River Gymnasium. [RR game stats] Bay (2-3, 1-1

Pirates top Panthers remain unbeaten in circuit swims

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – River’s boys and girls teams swept the Elyria Catholic Panthers on Wednesday. The Pirate boys team won by a final of 125-57. The River girls downed the Panthers, 137-43. Both Rocky River squads are now 2-0 in Great Lakes Conference meets. [Individual results unavailable at time of publication.] Rocky River’s next

River tames Tigers, 7-1

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio – The Pirates bounced back from a disappointing Saturday loss with a 7-1 victory over Cleveland Heights in game one of the Thornton Park Tournament. Rocky River (7-5) let a lead slip away late in a 4-3 loss to tournament-host Shaker Heights on Saturday. But in the same Thornton Park Arena venue

Win streak snapped in home loss

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Pirates’ unbeaten Great Lakes Conference record ran aground on Wednesday night, as the Holy Name Green Wave took advantage of a big plus in turnover margin en route to beating Rocky River, 38-34. The home five were tagged with 15 turnovers – 10 in the first half alone and in

River rally refuted in 70-62 loss at Valley Forge

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – In the end, house money turned aside a furious Pirate rally, as Valley Forge held on to beat Rocky River, 70-62, in Great Lakes Conference action on Tuesday night. [RR game stats] A shots-not-falling, turnover-ridden second quarter put the Pirates in a hole. Junior forward John Ruma’s shooting from distance helped

Pirates wrung out but ready for more

CLEVELAND – Rocky River swimmers closed out a tough week of practice with a solid performance at the 43rd Annual Viking Swimming & Diving Invitational on Saturday. [Results] Pirate athletes logged a combined 15 personal bests in the morning prelims, and 10 more were registered in the evening championship races. The unscored event in the

Pirates man up while undermanned

CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS, Ohio – With several Rocky River grapplers out of the lineup with illnesses and injuries, the Pirates still managed five placers in Saturday’s Cuyahoga Heights Redskin Invitational. [Results] Sophomore Matt Williams (first place at 106 pounds), junior Josh Bergin (second at 132) and senor Ian Greer (second at 285) led a Rocky River

A fourth to be reckoned with

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – Winning for the fourth consecutive time out and downing a Great Lakes Conference foe which, like Rocky River, had come into the game with a 2-0 league mark, the Pirated down the Bay Rockets, 57-54, on Saturday afternoon. Like the Pirates, the Rockets (3-2, 2-1 GLC) had also entered Saturday’s GLC

A slip on the ice

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio – Rocky River fell to Shaker Heights, 4-3, on Saturday night, letting a late, 3-1 lead slip away in an overtime loss. The Pirates (6-5, 1-1 Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League Red North) scored three straight goals in the contest only to see the host Raiders flip the script and turn