Pirates reach Elite 8 again with win over Bombers|
Despite losing six of its last seven regular season games, the Rocky River boys lacrosse team has regrouped and finds itself back in a familiar position:
In the Elite 8.
The Pirates jumped out to a 3-0 lead, then hit visiting Kenston with a 5-0 second quarter. They held on late in the second half to defeat the Bombers, 10-6, in the second round of the OHSLA Division II Playoffs Wednesday night at Rocky River Stadium.
With wins over Kenston and Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, Rocky River advances to the Elite 8 for the fifth straight season. The Pirates will take on Chagrin Falls, a 15-4 winner over...
Westlake makes history with win over Rocky River|
While it may be too soon to judge whether or not the torch has been passed, it was still a historic night Friday night at Westlake\'s Read Field.
The Westlake boys lacrosse team, despite seeing its early five-goal lead vanish, scored a pair of goals in the game\'s final 3:10 to take down Rocky River, 11-9, in the regular season finale for both teams.
It was the Demons\' first win since 2010 over the Pirates, who have been to the Division II state championship game the past two seasons. Westlake closed out the regular season winning eight of its last nine games to finish 12-4. Its only loss...
Knights rally in second half to down Demons in OT|
For the better part of three quarters, the Westlake boys lacrosse team had held visiting St. Francis de Sales in check. The Demons had built a 3-1 halftime lead and took a 4-2 lead into the final 12 minutes of play.
But in the game\'s final minutes, the Westlake offense sputtered and the Knights took advantage.
Junior midfielder Terry Burns scored a pair of goals in the fourth quarter to tie the game and send it into overtime. Then with just under a minute left in the first OT period, freshman Carter Pavain hit the game winner as St. Francis de Sales came away with the 5-4 win at Read Field. It was just the fourth loss of the season for Westlake...
Demons vanquish Shoremen, brace for a big week|
A busy week lies ahead for the Westlake boys lacrosse team.
The Demons, coming off a 12-5 win over Avon Lake Friday night, are scheduled to play four games this week. It all begins Tuesday when they travel to Orange. On Thursday, they come back to the west side and play at neighborhood rival Bay, which enters this week\'s play at 4-4.
Westlake, 7-3 under first-year head coach Brian Stepanek, will return to Read Field...
Beatdown in Berea: Pirates get lanced by Knights|
Over the years, Rocky River and Toledo St. Francis de Sales have engaged in some epic battles on the lacrosse field. With all the one-goal and overtime games the two teams have played, a rivalry has been built between two of Ohio\'s top Division 2 programs.
On a cool, breezy Thursday night in Berea, the Pirates and Knights added another chapter to that rivalry. Just not in a way most folks at George Finnie Stadium expected.
The Knights broke open the game in the first half with an 8-0 run within the span of 11 minutes. When it was all said and done, St. Francis, led by a 6-goal performance by junior Noah Best, headed back to Toledo after winning...
River lacrosse dominates in a win over Brecksville|
A new head coach. Some new players.
Even so, the winning continues for the Rocky River boys lacrosse team.
New head coach Ted Dimond and his band of Pirates have made it four wins in their first five outings. Tuesday night, they scored four goals in the first quarter and never looked back in a 14-0 win over Brecksville at Rocky River Stadium.
\"Our focus has been to build up both the top and bottom of our offense,\" Dimond said. \"We want to feel like at any point of the year, we can feel comfortable with different guys in different spots from attack and midfield.
\"You saw that tonight as we were able...