The Charlestown Lady Pirate soccer team (1-1 overall; 0-0 MSC) hosted Southern High School from Louisville on Thursday night at Charlestown Middle School. The Lady Pirates played well, and took down Southern 8-0 on the hot, muggy evening. Illayah Keltner and Tayte Motsinger led the scoring with each having hat-tricks, followed by goals from Jessaca Rawson and Lexi White. Assists were recorded by Cheyenne Hawk, Illayah Keltner, Tayte Motsinger (3) and Machayla Hawkins. In total, the Pirates outshot Southern 18-2, holding them to the shutout. Southern fought hard until the end, with a young team and a small roster. “We saw a lot of improvement tonight from our first game last week. The kids implemented a lot of what we taught them in practice and executed it well. It was exciting to watch the girls work hard and with each other to achieve their first win in a few seasons,” commented a very proud Head Coach Chelsea Grover, picking up her first win as the new Lady Pirate Head Coach. “There were also lessons to learn from this game, to continue to improve throughout the season.” The Lady Pirates (1-1 overall) will open up conference play next Wednesday as they host the Corydon Central Lady Panthers. The match on Wednesday against Corydon will be at Charlestown High School. For more information on the Lady Pirate Soccer program, stay tuned to Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting.
The Charlestown Pirate Soccer team (1-2-1 overall; 0-0-1 MSC) traveled across the bridge into Kentucky on Wednesday night to face off with Southern High School in Louisville. The Pirates played well in the first half, but ran out of gas in the second half and were defeated 6-2 by Southern High School. It was a tale of two halves, says Coach Wight. The Pirates were tied 2-2, but gave up four goals in the second half and were unable to recover. “Very proud of the boys, they left it all on the field. With this being our third straight game, our legs gave out in the second half. We our looking forward to these two days off. We will be back to work next week and get ready for Madison on Tuesday,” commented Head Coach Brian Wight following the match. The Pirates (1-2-1 overall) will be back in action on Tuesday night, as they host Madison. All CHS home soccer matches are now being held at Charlestown High School starting Monday. For more information about Boys Soccer, stayed tuned to Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting.
Lady Pirate Volleyball hosted Madison Thursday evening in the CHS Sports Arena, capping a third straight night of heated competition this week for Charlestown. The Lady Pirates found themselves two sets behind again before gaining some momentum; Charlestown fell to the Lady Cubs 3-1 (15-25, 21-25, 25-19, & 14-25). “This is the second night in a row that it has taken us a while to get started. We cannot afford to not be focused when we step out on the court against solid teams like Madison. We started to gain some momentum in the end of the second set and was able to carry it over in the third set behind some strong serving by Amelia McCoy who helped us get a 6-0 lead. We were able to hang onto the lead to win the third set, but struggled in the fourth set with some communication and passing”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll. The top Lady Pirate kill leaders tonight were Kaia Reid with 9, Amelia McCoy with 5, and Adia Wells with 3. Chrissa Ledbetter had 17 defensive digs; while Kaia Reid and Amelia McCoy each contributed 10. “We had three matches in a row this week and are recovering from some injuries. We are off this weekend which will give us some time to recuperate before our match against Southwestern next Tuesday”, concluded Coach Nuxoll. The Charlestown Junior Varsity also fell to Madison, 0-2 (16-25, & 23-25).
The Charlestown Pirate Tennis team (3-2 overall; 0-2 MSC) traveled up Highway 62 on Thursday night to face off with Clark County rival New Washington. The Pirates started hot and finished strong as they swept New Washington 5-0. All positions played well. At one singles, Miles Matthews won 6-1, 6-1. At two singles, Trey Woodward won 7-6 (7-5), 6-2. At three singles, Jacob Doherty won 6-2, 6-1. In doubles play, Steven Delaney & Josh Copeland won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0 and Chase Wray & Aaron Meyer won 7-6 (7-5), 6-3. The Pirates advance to 3-2 on the season, and will be playing in the New Albany Invitational this weekend, starting tomorrow night.
The Charlestown Pirate Tennis team (2-2 overall; 0-2 MSC) stepped back into Mid-Southern Conference play on Wednesday night as they hosted Scottsburg. Charlestown played well, but were swept by the Warriors. At one singles, Miles Matthews was defeated 5-7, 5-7. At two singles, Trey Woodward was defeated 3-6, 2-6. At three singles, Jacob Doherty was defeated 2-6, 1-6. In doubles action, Steven Delaney & Josh Copeland were defeated 7-5, 2-6, 5-7, and Chase Wray/Aaron Meyer were defeated 1-6, 0-6. The Pirates move to .500 at 2-2 as they get ready for New Washington on Thursday night. “#1 singles and #1 doubles played very good matches,” commented Head Coach Scott Matthews. Charlestown (2-2 overall) will play New Washington Thursday night, before playing in the New Albany Invitational this weekend, beginning Friday night.
The Bone Yard will be buzzing with activity Friday Night, starting at 4:00 pm and leading up to the huge MSC Clash between Charlestown and Brownstown. WHAS TV 11’s HS Game Time Live, delivered by Papa Johns Pizza, will be at the CHS Bone Yard filming their weekly show and showcasing Charlestown High School and Friday’s game as their Game of the Week. The Papa John’s Pizza mobile kitchen will be in the house throughout the night, selling fresh pizza and donating the proceeds back to Pirate and Lady Pirate athletics.
Kevin Khuri will also be on hand providing some live music and Aramark will have their food truck selling other tail gating food items such as Burgers, Brats, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Walking Tacos, Nachos with Cheese, and Drinks from 5:00-6:30 pm.
The game will kick-off at 7:00 pm and will also feature a special halftime ceremony honoring current Charlestown Pirate Football School Record holders. As always, if you can’t make it to the game, you can catch every second of the action live on www.CPPSB.com or using the Free CPPSB app on your smartphone or mobile device; Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting will go on the air at 6:30 pm live from the Bone Yard.
Arrive early this week Pirate Nation, there will be plenty to see and do while getting pumped up for the huge game of the week……..your Pirates versus those Braves!
Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball traveled to Henryville Wednesday evening for a second straight non-conference match-up. Charlestown fell behind 2 sets to none, 19-25 & 16-25; but then rallied in the third to beat their hosts 25-23 before nearly forcing a fifth but coming up just short, 27-25 in the fourth. “Tonight we played a good Henryville team that advanced to Semi-State last year and returned 7 seniors. We struggled early in the first two sets by giving Henryville too many points and when we finally started to play it was a little too late. The third and fourth set we started playing from the beginning and we were competitive through out the match. We won some long rallies by playing good defense. I was proud how the team played in the third and fourth set and did not give up after struggling in the first two,” summarized Lady Pirate Head coach Tammy Nuxoll. Kaia Reid led the offense with 10 kills and 6 service aces. Defensively, Chrissa Ledbetter had 19 digs and Maddie Nuxoll had 14 digs. The varsity team moved to a record of 3-3 while the Junior Varsity improved to 3-2 with a 25-24 & 25-23 win at Henryville.