Senior Charlestown Pirate Cheerleader Jenna Daniel was recently honored, by the Indiana Association of School Principals, as a 2016 Indiana All-State Cheerleader. Jenna is one of 12 selected to this year’s All-State team, out of over 50 entries in Indiana. Jenna and the other 11 All-State cheerleaders will perform at State Finals on November 5th at New Castle High School. Jenna has was also selected as All-American at U.C.A. Cheer Camp this past summer, out of around 50 cheerleaders; and earned 1st out of 8th at the recent Pendleton Heights cheer competition where she performed the routine that landed her the All-State title. Congratulations Senior Jenna Daniel.
The Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association recently announced that Charlestown Pirate Tennis Senior Miles Matthews has been named to their 2016 Senior All-Star team, representing the Southeast Section of Indiana; as well as to their 2016 All-District 8 Singles team. Miles led the Pirates in #1 singles play all season, in helping the team finish 13-4 during both his Junior and Senior seasons. Miles has compiled a career singles record of 55-31, including finishing 17-6 during the recent 2016 season. Miles will join fellow 2016 Indiana All-Stars Saturday, October 29th, on the campus of DePauw University; representing Charlestown High School and the Southeast Section in three rounds of All-Star competition. Miles becomes Charlestown’s second Boys Tennis Indiana All-Star in recent years. Congratulations Miles Matthews, outstanding job representing Pirate Nation!
Don’t miss your opportunity to pick-up Pirate Football merchandise for sectional football play!! The Pirate Football program will be selling your favorite Charlestown Football t-shirt, starting at just $5.00 each, or other items including a ball cap or visor. Youth medium and large are available along with adults sizes small through 4X; however some styles and sizes are limited in quantities, so don’t waste time.
Football Merchandise sales will be conducted this Friday, October 21st, from 2:00-5:00 pm in the parking lot between the Charlestown Papa John’s restaurant and the former Western Auto Store on Market Street (Hwy #3). Due to IHSAA post season rules regarding the sale of team spirit merchandise, sales are required to held off school grounds; and can not be sold at the game Friday night. Pirate Football will open sectional play Friday night in the Bone Yard hosting North Harrison, kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 pm.
The WLKY Channel 32 Sports crew will visit Charlestown High School Tuesday to recognize the Pirate Football team as their High School Team of the Week once again. The Pirates are 8-1, averaging over 47 points per game, and begin Class 3A Sectional #31 play this Friday when they host the North Harrison Cougars. Kick off Friday is at 7:00 pm, in the Bone Yard. Congratulations to the Pirates and good luck in the State Tournament.
The Charlestown Lady Pirate Cross Country team as well as Pirate Seth Parker traveled to Brown County’s Eagle Park for the Regional round of the 2016 State Tournament. The Charlestown ladies finished 7th as a team, only thirty-three spots from advancing as a team to Semi-State. Individually Freshman Carley Conway and Junior Katie Rhodes both advance to next Saturday’s Brown County Semi-State. Conway finished in 11th place in a time of 20:15, while Rhodes finished 26th in a time of 21:32. “As a team, we continue to improve, as we were 10th last year at regional. The ladies are already excited for next season, and vowing to work hard to achieve greater success”, commented Coach Jerry Doyle. Senior Pirate Seth Parker finished his career with a regional showing, and running a time of 18:21! Thanks Seth for your outstanding work and representation of Pirate Athletics while at Charlestown. Best of Luck to Conway and Rhodes at next Saturday’s Semi-State meet.
The Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball team (18-11) got the bye and will face the winner of match #1 (Brownstown v. Providence) in the semi-final round of Sectional #30 in the 45th Annual Volleyball State Tournament. Charlestown’s semi-final match is scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd, beginning at 11:00 am. Sectional #30 is being hosted at Brownstown High School October 18th-22nd. The remainder of the Sectional #30 Volleyball pairings include Silver Creek v. Corydon Central, and Salem v. Scottsburg in the lower half of the bracket.
Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball made the short trip to New Washington Saturday to compete in the annual Mustang Invitational to close out their regular season. The Lady Pirates sweep all three of their matches to win the tournament outright and improve their regular season record to 18-11. Charlestown opened the tournament with a 25-14 and 25-10 sweep of Switzerland County; before a rematch of MSC foe Clarksville an hour later. The Lady Pirates swept the Lady Generals again (as did in August’s regular season clash) to the tune of 25-10, 25-19. The finale versus host New Washington was just as solid, shutting the Lady Mustangs out 25-16 and 25-13 to win the Invitational; the second tournament title of the season (Borden in September). “I’m super proud of the way my team played today! We played consistent without any major let downs, and I could not have asked for a better way to end the regular season. Due to the fact that this was a JV and Varsity tournament we did not have subs if someone was not playing well, but each and every player stepped up to get the job done. Our first goal of the day was to get one win to secure a winning record for the season. Once that was under our belt, the next goal was to win the tournament. This group of girls has a done good job of setting goals and reaching them this season”, summarized Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll. The Lady Pirate offense was led by Emalee Craven’s 21 kills, Kaia Reid’s 19 kills, while Kiersten James added fourteen kills respectively. Maddie Nuxoll had 50 assists on the day, and Alex Chester did a nice job stepping in to set when Maddie made digs on the back row. The Lady Pirate defense was led by Chrissa Ledbetter, who finished the day with 20 digs; while Amelia McCoy added 18 digs. Overall, Charlestown served very well as a team but Chrissa Ledbetter and Hannah Vincent turned up the heat with 7 aces each on the day. “I was also very happy with our serve reception. Ending the regular season with an 18-11 record, is a great accomplishment for our program. The girls will get a few days off before we begin preparing for the Sectional tournament”, concluded Coach Nuxoll. The shortly handed Charlestown JV team lost to Switzerland Co. 21-25, 21-25, Clarksville 17-25, 24-25; and New Washington 17-25, and 17-25. The Lady Pirates will learn their sectional draw Monday morning; as the Class 3A Sectional #30 will be hosted by Brownstown October 18th through the 22nd.