The Rocky River High School sailing team is heading to the Interscholastic Sailing Association National Championship this weekend, the first Ohio team ever. The team is one of only 20 in the country to qualify for the fleet-racing championship near Houston May 11-13. Sailors will compete for high school sailing’s oldest trophy, the Mallory Trophy,…

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Coach Bob Valerian calls crew the perfect high school sport. “Everybody in high school starts from the same level,” said Valerian, waiting for two busloads of students from Shaker Heights High School at the Cleveland Rowing Foundation boathouse on the Cuyahoga River. “Unlike other high school sports, like soccer or basketball or hockey that kids…

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