The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team improved to 16-3 overall and 6-1 in conference play Thursday night after dispatching the visiting Salem Lions 52-44. The night began with Homecoming festivities, including the crowning of Senior Drew Reich as the 2015 King; and ended with the Lady Pirates flexing their experience to gain an important conference victory. Charlestown jumped out to a quick 11-2 lead at the end of the first period and led 20-13 at the half. Salem (9-10 & 3-5 MSC) got to within four points on two occasions in the second half before the Lady Pirates surged ahead in the final two minutes for a 42-44 win. Justice Burdin led the Lady Pirate scorebook, finishing with 16 points. Kaitlynn Henning added 12 points, including 6 of 8 from the free throw line. Shelby Goedeker, who was named the Coyle Chevy, Buick, GMC and Coyle Nissan Player of the Game, finished the game with 10 points and several key assists. Goedeker hit two three point goals at key points of the first and third periods, which lifted the Lady Pirate momentum. Charlestown returns to action next Thursday (Jan. 29th), on the road at Clarksville.
Mark your calendar’s Pirate Nation! Saturday, February 7th, 2015, Charlestown High School Athletic Department marks the victorious occasion of the 1975 Pirates Championship teams’ return to court side along with their venerable Coach John E. Wood to celebrate their 40th Anniversary in capturing the first Madison Sectional Tournament for the high school.
Gearing up for the celebratory affair will be talented hoops players that made it happen for coach Wood: Clark Bottorff, John Denney, Danny Gregory, Tony Hall, Jerry Johnson, John Jones, Jim Knight, Kem Martin, Mark Moore and Billy Smith. They were the elite mechanism that brought home the Pirates first sectional crown at Madison.
Two members from that marvelous team that contributed so much to the winning success are no longer with us. They are iconic Pirate athletes, Perry Buckner and Rick Hogue, whom made their versatile presence known on the hardwood.
Coach John E. Wood and the 1975 Pirates will be recognized before the start of the Pirates clash with MSC rival the Corydon Central Panthers.
The Charlestown High School Pirates basketball program will celebrate 100 years of hoops action in 2017, and the return of these excellent athletes to their alma mater presents only the second in a series of special Pirate tributes to other extraordinary coaches, players and teams, and their incredible moments on the hardwood.
The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team used their “Never Quit” mode again to make it past New Albany in non-conference play. The host Lady Bulldogs (12-6) led the majority of the game until a Henning three point play, with 39 seconds remaining in the game, tied the score at 50. “They never quit”, said Coach Michael Prichard. “Kaitlynn (Henning), Lexi (Logsdon), and Justice (Burdin) played great offense, and the team dug in on defense….I’m proud of their fight” added Coach Prichard. The Lady Pirates (15-3) outscored New Albany ten to five in the extra period to secure a good 57-52 overtime victory. Kaitlynn Henning finished with 24 points, Lexi Logsdon added 16, and Justice Burdin 11 as the Lady Pirates got it done on the road. Charlestown jumped out to a 12-9 start, however turnovers allowed New Albany to even the score at 15 at the end of the first. The Lady Pirates, led by Henning’s eight, trailed the hosts 25-23 at halftime. Charlestown had to fight back after New Albany led by as much eight in the third, using a stiff defense to force 24 turnovers. The Lady Pirates are back in action Thursday night, for Homecoming festivities, hosting Salem.
Join the Charlestown High School Student Council, along with Charlestown Middle School, Jonathan Jennings Elementary, Pleasant Ridge Elementary, and Wee Ones as we celebrate this year’s basketball homecoming while providing for those in need. Its the “IN the Spirit of Service” week…..Pirate Nation CARES!!!!
Tuesday, January 20th—Crazy Hair Day
(SOPHOMORES, bring in hair care products for Haven House Homeless Shelter)
Wednesday, January 21st—Nerd Day
(SENIORS, Bring in school supplies for the youth shelter)
**Bulletin Boards must be completed by the end of IMPACT!
Thursday, January 22nd—Animal/Animal Print Day
(FRESHMEN, bring in pet food/treats/supplies for Clark County Animal Shelter)
**Girls’ Basketball Homecoming King’s Crowning will take place between the JV and Varsity
games against Salem tonight. Tip-Off is at 6:00 P.M.
Friday, January 23rd—Crazy Sock Day
(JUNIORS,bring in socks for North Clark Outreach)
**Boys’ Basketball Homecoming Queen’s Crowning will take place between the JV and
Varsity games against Salem tonight. Tip-Of is at 6:00 P.M.
For each and every donation you bring on your assigned day (or every day if you want), your
class will receive a pre-determined number of points. We will keep track of all points and at
the end of the day Friday, the class who has given the most will receive FREE admission to
the boys’ basketball homecoming game! On Thursday night, the class with the winning
bulletin board in the Bulletin Board Wars will receive FREE admission to the girls’
basketball homecoming game.
The Pirate Wrestling team won their second straight SIWC (Southern Indiana Wrestling Conference) tournament Saturday at Southwestern High School. Bryant Haynes and Zach Higdon each were individual champions in their respective weight classes. Tanner Smith had a 2nd place finish. Darian Zies, Cameron Hopson, Tyler Olsen, and Brady Christman each finished with 3rd place finishes. Jordan Combs finished 4th and Kody Hartman placed 6th. The Pirates edged Scottsburg in a 13 team tournament to take the title. Bryant Haynes was named outstanding wrestler for the