Pirate Nation, it is time!! Tomorrow night is the home opener for Coach Scott Matthews and the Charlestown Girls’ Basketball team. The Lady Pirates, who feature junior Samantha Matthews (averaged 15.9 points per game last year) and senior Bri Harvey (averaged 13.2 points per game last year) face off against conference rival and state ranked North Harrison Lady Cats, which includes Junior Lily Hatton (averaged 20.1 points per game last year), and senior Cali Nolot (averaged 13.5 points per game). The Lady Pirates (1-0) open up conference play tomorrow night, JV tip will begin at 6:00pm, with the varsity to follow. Come out and support your Charlestown Lady Pirates tomorrow night!
The Charlestown Lady Pirates traveled to Madison on Saturday to open the 2017-18 basketball season and they brought home a victory. The Lady Pirates were led in scoring by Samantha Matthews who finished with 14 points and 4 rebounds. Other scorers for the Lady Pirates included Bri Harvey with 9, Erin Kimbrell with 7, Karston Watson with 5, and Gabi Gagnon with 4.
The Lady Pirates will be back in action Saturday evening when they host 2017 state runner-up North Harrison, a team led by 6-1 forward Lilly Hatton who comes into this season 2nd in the state as last year’s single season shot blocker. Hopefully the power play of Samantha Matthews who averaged 15.9 ppg and Bri Harvey who averaged 13.9 ppg last season, along with a solid support cast will be enough to overcome Powerhouse North Harrison.
The New Albany Bulldogs and their Senior five-star college recruit (ranked 6th Nationally by Rival.com) Romeo Langford will visit the CHS Sports Arena for a regular season boys basketball match up with the Pirates on Tuesday, November 21st. Langford is a 6-5, 175 pound shooting guard, who during his high school career has averaged 29 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 assists per game while leading New Albany High School to a state championship in 2016. Langford is viewed as the favorite to win Indiana’s prestigious Mr. Basketball award next year; and has narrowed his college pick down to Indiana, North Carolina, Kansas, UCLA and Vanderbilt. Tickets for the game are $5.00 each and on sale now in the Charlestown High School Athletic Office, until sold out. Special Notice to Pirate Nation Fans: Due to ticket demand for this game, CHS season passes can not be used for admission into this event.
The Charlestown Band of Pirates will be traveling to Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana this Saturday to perform in the ISSMA Scholastic Finals!
After a fantastic performance in Prelims and receiving GOLD with distinction in Effects, we are very excited for this performance and are very proud of what our marching band and color guard have done this year.
This years show is titled, “Carmen,” and includes selections from George Bizet’s famous opera, including “Habenera” and “Toredador.” The band is under the field direction of Natalie Lowe with Brass Captain Ethan Hartsfield, Woodwind Captain Lauren Gaines, Percussion Captain Kylen Farmer, and Guard Captain Sarah Peak.
The band will be departing CHS at 6:30am and will be performing at 11:13am.
GOOD LUCK to our Marching Band of Pirates!!
Congratulations to Charlestown High School Athletes Steven Delaney and DeAsia King; selected this week as school qualifiers for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarships to be awarded later this year.
Best of luck to our history making Lady Pirate Cross Country team, who after finishing third as a team at last Saturday’s Regional meet; will travel back to Brown County Saturday for the 12:15 pm Semi-State Meet. The Lady Pirates finished behind Columbus North and Seymour, but ahead of Columbus East, Sectional Champion Jennings County, and host Brown County in the Regional. Charlestown placed five runners in the top fifty finishers, led by Sophomore Carley Conway (10th), Sophomore Ashley Wight (26th), and Senior Katie Rhodes (33rd). Check Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting on Twitter for updates Saturday, just after 12:30 pm.
Pirate Football will begin Sectional play Friday when they travel to Batesville for a 7:30 pm kick-off. Batesville is located north of Versailles and east of Greensburg, approximately 1 1/2 hours from Charlestown. Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting will broadcast the game live over the internet (www.CPPSB.com) beginning at 7:00 pm.
Many of the goals this year’s senior laden Lady Pirate Volleyball team were accomplished, and on top of continued program growth and success in Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll’s fifth year. Charlestown finished 21-10 this season, 18-12 last season, and 7-22 in her third season after over a decade of program losing seasons. Not withstanding losing eight seniors this year, the current success is promising as evidenced by continued Junior Varsity success; and four players with quality varsity experience and talent. Saturday morning, Charlestown’s season ended when falling to Brownstown in the semi-final round of the Silver Creek Sectional (10-25, 14-25, & 13-25). The program did gain eight families of supporters that likely will continue to follow a program they believe in for years to come. “It’s always difficult when your season comes to end. Brownstown has a good program, and they were the better team today. Despite the loss, I cannot say enough about this team and the senior leadership we had this season. We will definitely feel the impact of losing these 8 seniors. They have been the backbone of the program, and have left high expectation for those that follow them. I’m proud of this entire team and the 21-10 record they earned this season”, summarized Head Coach Nuxoll. Senior Kaia Reid led the offense against Brownstown with 9 kills and Hannah Vincent led the defense with 11 digs. “This program will work hard to continue its positive success”, concluded Coach Nuxoll. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Vincent.