Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball improved to 15-11 Thursday night and honored their three Seniors; Alex Chester, Emalee Craven, and Amelia McCoy while sweeping visiting South Central. Charlestown topped the Lady Rebels 25-19, 25-19, and 25-13.
“I’m super proud of my team tonight, especially my seniors-Alex Chester, Emalee Craven and Amelia McCoy. They have been good leaders this year, and I’m glad we could get the win for their last home match. I’ve got a great group of girls and it’s hard to believe our season is coming to an end”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll. The first two sets of the evening saw Charlestown playing pretty even with the Rebels until about 16 or 17 points; before the Lady Pirates decided to make a push to finish the match. The third set Charlestown finally picked up the intensity early on and kept the Rebels to only 13 points. Kaia Reid had a big night offensively with 21 kills and three service aces. Emalee Craven was second with 8 kills and three aces. Maddie Nuxoll did a nice job of using her hands to distribute 34 assists and also had two aces. Defensively, the team was led by Chrissa Ledbetter and Kaia Reid who each had 12 digs. Chrissa also did a nice job in serve reception. The team will get a much deserved rest before we go into our last tournament at New Washington on Saturday October 8th, before Sectionals. The Lady Pirate Junior also improved their season record, sweeping the Rebels 25-16 and 25-16.
The Lady Pirates battled for 80 minutes against the Dragons in their last regular season game tonight. Playing against a talented team, the Pirates lost 9-0 but gained a sense of accomplishment through never giving up and being challenged by good players.
We saw passing from our kids tonight that we haven’t seen build all season. We went hard in on tackles and were fierce and fought hard in the first half. We play Floyd Central at Floyd Next Tuesday at 5:00 pm in the first round of sectionals!
Captain Tayte Motsinger put together a wonderful night honoring Down Syndrome awareness. Players on both teams kicked the ball around, danced, laughed, and sang with the DSL participants. It was an awesome time.
The Charlestown Pirate Tennis team improved their record to 13-3 (7-2 MSC), finishing third in the final conference standings Tuesday, by dispatching Salem on the road 5-0. Miles Matthews won #1 singles (6-3, 6-3), Trey Woodward won #2 singles (6-4, 6-4), and the Pirates won #3 singles by forfeit. In doubles #1 play, Pirates Josh Copeland / Jacob Doherty won (6-2, 6-2) and Steven Delaney / Chase Wray won #2 doubles (6-1, 6-0). The Pirates begin Sectional play Wednesday versus Silver Creek at Silver Creek beginning at 4:30 pm.
Charlestown Cross Country made the short trip to New Washington Tuesday evening to compete in their annual invitational meet; along with the hosts, Scottsburg, Christian Academy, Madison Shawe, Austin, South Central, Crothersville, and Trinity Lutheran. The Lady Pirates placed all seven girls in the top 20, replacing medals and earning the Invitational Championship! Leading the way for Charlestown was Carley Conway in 3rd, Katie Rhodes in 4th, Kelsey Lakes in 10th, Claire Mitchell in 11th, Alexis Gurr in 12th, Piper Clark in 13th and Samantha Matthews in 17th. “I really like the way our 3-6 runners are working together and pushing each other, and then I have Sam continuing to improve and set another PR tonight. I am looking forward to seeing how we fair in conference this Saturday at Silver Creek!”, commented Head Coach Jerry Doyle,
The guys finished fifth as a team at New Washington, led by Seth Parker in 13th place and Drashaun Morrow in 17th place. Running personal records were Drashaun Morrow, Josh McCoy and Matt Fellows. “I am proud of the guys for pushing themselves and achieving personal goals”, added Coach Doyle.
Charlestown Lady Pirate Soccer will travel to Silver Creek Thursday evening for a 6:00 pm rivalry match against the Lady Dragons, a game both teams have been waiting for all season long. Charlestown and Silver Creek will honor Down Syndrome during the rivalry match-up; including a halftime show put on by Down Syndrome of Louisville. The game kick-off will include down syndrome children in attendance with both teams; and a silent auction to benefit DSL is also planned. The Lady Pirates invite and encourage everyone to come out to the game and help support this event while they raise money for DSL! Hope to see you there!
The Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball team traveled to Borden Tuesday evening, dropping to 14-11 after losing to the Lady Braves 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, and 25-20). “We had a rough night tonight….. I did not see the same team that I saw against Rock Creek on Monday night. We had leads in the first two sets and did not fight to keep it. We allowed Borden to dictate the tempo and did not capitalize when given opportunities. We were sluggish on defense and struggled tonight with our passing. Despite the set back, I know these girls will come back to work hard in practice tomorrow and will be prepared for South Central on Thursday”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll. Charlestown was led by Kaia Reid who finished with 10 kills, 6 aces and 13 digs. The Lady Pirate Junior Varsity team improved to 8-9 with a 2-1 win against Borden (23-25, 25-23, and 15-11).
Charlestown Pirate Tennis hosted Southwestern Monday afternoon for a non-conference showdown with the Rebels. The Pirates put the sweep on the visitors, dominating to a 5-0 conclusion at Charlestown High School. Miles Matthews won #1 singles play (6-1, 6-1); Trey Woodward won #2 singles (6-3, 6-2), and Steven Delaney took #3 singles (6-0, 6-0). Jacob Doherty and Chase Wray also dominated #1 doubles play, winning (6-0, 6-0) while Trent Reid and Isaac Bates finished the sweep winning #2 doubles (7-5, 6-2). The win over Southwestern improved the Pirates record to 12-3 heading into Tuesday’s MSC finale at Salem, and Wednesday’s Silver Creek Sectional opener versus Silver Creek at 4:30 pm.