Charlestown Upsets #2 Brownstown 27-16

Sectional #31 Semi-Final:  Charlestown trailed Brownstown (10-1) 16-6 at halftime and outscored the Braves 21-0 in the second half to advance to their fourth Sectional Championship game in the last five years.  Charlestown will travel to North Harrison for the title game next Friday.  Eli Daniel the Offensive Player of the Game and Jarrett Farmer the Defensive Player of the Game.  More to follow….

Friday Sales & Specials of Pirate Football Game Day Merchandise

Don’t miss your chance this Friday afternoon to pick up your favorite Charlestown Football T-Shirt or Hoodie to support the football team during their state play-off run. There will be cotton t-shirts for $5.00-$10.00, climate control shirts from $15.00, blankets $15.00, spirit towels two for $5.00, black all-weather hooded sweatshirts $40.00, jackets for $30.00, skull caps for $10.00 and ball caps and visors for $5.00-$10.00. Sizes are available from youth small through adult 4X while supplies last.

Football merchandise will be available from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the corner of Park St and HWY 3 Friday Afternoon October 31st. Sales are being held here due to the IHSAA rule of no spirit item sales on school property during state playoff games. 100% of all proceeds go directly to supporting the football team during the 2014 State Playoffs.

The Pirates will host the Brownstown Braves Friday night in the Bone Yard, with a 7:00 pm kick-off, in a Class 3A Sectional Semi-Final game.  The Pirates fell to the Braves by one point in week #2 of the regular season; a thrilling game played in Lucas Oil Stadium.  PACK THE STANDS FRIDAY NIGHT PIRATE NATION, AND ROOT OUR PIRATES NOT ONLY TO VICTORY, BUT ALSO TO THEIR FOURTH SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN THE PAST FIVE SEASONS.   GO PIRATES!  BEAT THE BRAVES!

Ms. Hostetler Receives her Game Ball

SCgameballWhen the Charlestown Pirate Football team beat Silver Creek in the Bone Yard on September 19th, Ms. Ronda Hostetler, a Jonathan Jennings School Teacher bought a chance to win the game ball.  The game ball chances were sold by the Lady Pirate Volleyball program as fund raiser; sponsored by Backyard Staycations of Floyds Knobs and Sellersburg.  Ms. Hostetler bought the lucky winning ticket; however due to scheduling interruptions she hadn’t got her winning game ball…..until Monday morning.  During the normal Jonathan Jennings Elementary School Monday morning, Lady Pirate Volleyball Coach Tammy Nuxoll finally got to present and Ms. Hostetler finally got to receive her winning game ball.  Thanks to all of Pirate Nation who bought chances during this season’s home games, and congratulations to the winners of this year’s Pirate Football game ball, sponsored by Backyard-Staycations.  For more information about CHS Lady Pirate Volleyball, go to www.PiratePride.BLUE/Volleyball

Memorable Marching Season for the Band of Pirates

BandatLOS2014The Charlestown HS Band of Pirates ended their regular marching season Saturday with a phenomenal performance at Lawrence Central High School (Indianapolis).

The band did not get first place, so it does not get to perform at the showcase (only one band got that award); but the band did get a nice big trophy!  The Band continues to stay busy, including their upcoming Spaghetti Dinner and Auction on Saturday, November 15th, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Charlestown Arts and Enrichment Center (999 Water Street).

Highlights of the marching season:
-Performed at Lucas Oil Stadium for the Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase where the Charlestown High School football team played Brownstown.

-First Place at the Salem, Indiana Marching Band Competition (also earning Best Music, Best Color Guard, and Best Visual Effect)

-Second Place at the Paoli Marching Band Competition (also earning Best Marching and Best Percussion)

-Second Place at the Floyd Central Marching Band Competition (also earning Best Auxiliary for Color Guard)

-Gold Rating at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Scholastic Preliminary (the band advances to the ISSMA Scholastic Finals on October 25th in Indianapolis, Indiana).

-Third Place at the North Harrison Marching Band Competition.

-WHAS11 Band of the Week (also featured by the Courier Journal)

-ISSMA Scholastic Finals Performance (and trophy)

The band has 47 members, including students from New Washington High School for the first time ever.  This year was a great year for our band program, with a bright future on the horizon for our Marching Band of Pirates.  The band will now officially be in “pep-band” mode through the end of the football season.  Congratulations to the Band of Pirates for an outstanding marching season, Pirate Nation is proud of you!  For more on the Charlestown HS Band of Pirates, go to

XC Andrews-Rhodes: Pride of Pirate Nation

AndrewsRhodesSSCharlestown Lady Pirate Cross Country runners Whitney Andrews and Katie Rhodes traveled back to Brown County Saturday, with their Coach Jerry Doyle, to run the Semi-State meet.  Senior Andrews and Freshman Rhodes finished 79th and 80th, and both in a time of 21:02, and against 178 other girl qualifiers.  Their finish did not advance them to the state finals, however their representation of Pirate Nation was awesome; just as it was all season long.  “It was a sad day in a sense, being Whitney’s last race, but also great to see her go out on a high note, and to see her pass the torch to Katie!  Whitney has been the best runner to come through Charlestown in many years, and has set the bar very high for future Lady Pirates, however I already see that Katie has the talent and desire to be one of the top runners in this part of the state over the next 3 years!  Along with her is Gabi Gagnon, Erin Kimbrell and Isabella Golja, all freshmen, and Junior Molly Sumner coming back next year.  I am very excited for next season already”, commented Coach Doyle.  Congratulations to the Lady Pirate Cross Country team for an outstanding season, and especially Semi-State qualifiers Senior Whitney Andrews and Freshman Katie Rhodes.  For more information on Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country, go to www.PiratePride.BLUE/CrossCountry

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