Varsity Volleyball

  • Overall Record: 20 - 5
  • Conference Record: 11 - 1
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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

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

Pirates battle Bay to 3-0 win

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – Rocky River earned a district-tournament victory over its rival on Saturday afternoon, and with that the Pirates advance to a semifinal match where they’ll face another familiar foe. River downed Bay Village in straight sets, 27-25, 25-18, 25-23 [box] on the home hardwood of the next team they’ll face, the Holy

Point, set, match. Title.

PARMA, Ohio – The Rocky River Pirates are conference champions in volleyball for the first time since 1986. The Pirates plundered Normandy, 3-0, on Tuesday night, and the win guarantees River at least a share of the 2017 Great Lakes Conference title. Rocky River rolled through Tuesday’s clinching sets, 25-12, 25-19, 25-16. [box] “This is

Code cracked in Name game

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – Glance at the digits and dashes of a volleyball line score, and they come across like an intricate solution to a combination lock. Or like lines of code: 25-15, 14-25, 25-16, 19-25, 15-10. [box] On Thursday night at Holy Name, those were the numbers that clicked the tumblers into place for

Senior saluted, streak extended

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Senior setter Callie Cmiel was honored pregame and then was on her game once the opening whistle blew in an eventual 3-1 River victory Bay Village on Tuesday evening. Cmiel had 46 assists, as the Pirates won 25-10, 23-25, 25-13, 25-6 [box]. The victory for Rocky River (16-4, 9-1 Great Lakes

Streak continues with win over Parma

PARMA, Ohio – The Pirates sailed to a 3-0 victory at Parma on Monday, and Rocky River has now won six straight matches. [box score] The Pirates, who also rattled off six straight wins earlier this season (Aug. 29-Sept. 9), were dominant in dispatching the Redmen, 25-6, 25-8, 25-7. Rocky River (15-4, 8-1 Great Lakes

Pirates sweep Patriots, 3-0

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Rocky River won in straight sets (25-10, 25-15, 25-13) for a seventh time this season, as the Pirates defeated the Patriots of Valley Forge High School on Thursday evening. The victory in Great Lakes Conference action keeps River in the hunt for its first conference title since 1986. Rocky River (14-4,

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

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