Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball hosting Southwestern
CHS JV won 25-22, 25-21 / CHS Varsity lost 10-25, 14-25, 14-25
In the first set against Southwestern, it took us a while to get going, and we allowed their servers to string together several points before we could side-out. We made some mental errors and just let the ball drop between players. When our passing improved, we just weren’t able to put the ball way. In the second and third matches we were about to make small runs, but not enough to gain any momentum. Emalee Craven led the offense with four kills and Danielle Miles contributed two kills. Emalee also was a force at the net with 6 blocks. Shelby Goedeker had five digs to lead the defense.
The Junior Varsity came away with a win tonight. The team played well together and despite a strong comeback by Southwestern in the first set, our girls continued to fight for the win. Allana Brock and Maddie Nuxoll had consistent serving in the first set to help the team earn points along with good passing by Chrissa Ledbetter. In the second set we were down 9-15, Maddie Nuxoll served 11 serves in a row and the team rallied behind her with good net play by Bri Harvey and Kiersten James to earn points.
The Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross-Country teams will hold a fund raiser Yard Sale and Bake Sale at the Charlestown High School parking lot on Saturday September 6th from 9am to 2pm, and a fund raiser Car Wash at the Charlestown Firehouse on Park St from 11am to 2pm. Pirate Nation, come and support the fundraising efforts of these student-athletes! Thanks in advance! Go Pirate XC!!
Own your own DVD video copy of Saturday’s Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase, including the thrilling Charlestown v. Brownstown game, by sending a $20 check or money order, payable to Compton Strategies, 12270 Sydney Bay Court, Indianapolis, IN 46236. Compton Strategies is the marketing company which produced Saturday’s Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase, and who invited Charlestown to hold their Brownstown home football game in conjunction with the before mentioned event.
Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball held twelve non-mandatory conditioning sessions during the month of August. The program would like to recognize Freshman Kaci Williams and Senior Tiffany Clausen (shown in photo), who both had 100% perfect attendance during August conditioning. An additional shout out goes to Senior Kaitlynn Henning and Junior Lexi Logsdon, who finished the month with a 92% attendance rating (11 out of 12 sessions). Lady Pirate Basketball September conditioning will start Tuesday, the 2nd, 3:30 pm, in the CHS Sports Arena. Lady Pirate Basketball conditioning session are open to any female student grades 7th-12th. For more information, contact Coach Michael Prichard at MPrichard@gcs.k12.in.us.
The game was as emotional as any rivalry game you can find, and the setting and atmosphere was nothing short of story-book style. The Charlestown Pirate Football team, in the opinions of most statewide procrastinators, wasn’t expected to finish Saturday’s Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase within forty points of Class 3A #5 Brownstown……but that’s definitely not what type of game was played. Brownstown Head Coach Reed May was quoted in local media stories, regarding Saturday’s game, indicating that his team didn’t “want the game” as much as the Pirates did, until the end. Excuses can be made all day long; but to witnesses who watched the entire game between Charlestown and Brownstown, in the house that “Peyton built”, know different. The Charlestown coaching staff, under new head coach Darin Ward, prepared a well designed attack of the senior laiden Braves; and made more than just a game of it. The Pirates (1-1 & 0-1 MSC) and Braves both punted on their opening drives, before Sophomore Antonyo Gaddie capped a 13 play 97 yard drive with a one yard score (PAT failed). Brownstown (2-0 & 1-0 MSC) then scored on their next possession, with 10:26 remaining in the second quarter. Drives for both teams stalled twice leaving a 7-6 Brave advantage at the half. Charlestown forced the Braves to punt after five plays to start the second half, but the Pirates fumbled the return and set up a three play seven yard touchdown drive for Brownstown. Both teams stalled on two drives until late in the fourth when Charlestown recovered a Brave fumble at the three yard line; and scored on another Gaddie touchdown run. The conversion failed making the score 14-12 Brownstown with 2:35 remaining in the game. Charlestown’s Quinton Fetz executed a perfect on side kick, leading the Pirates to a two play 46 yard drive that ended with a Gaddie 23 yard touchdown run. The drive took 14 seconds of the clock and gave the Pirates a six point lead. Brownstown scored again with two clicks left and nailed the extra point to survive with a 21-20 win. Gaddie was named the Coyle Chevy, Buick, GMC and Coyle Nissan Player of the Game; finishing with 185 yards of rushing on 30 carries and three touchdowns. Senior Jason Houchens was named the Defensive Player of the Game after finishing with 12 tackles. The Pirates will travel to Clarksville Friday to continue MSC play.