Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball improved to 3-2 on the young season after dispatching the Mustangs 3-0 Tuesday evening in New Washington. Charlestown won 25-17, 25-17, 25-21 in what were largely contested sets throughout the match. “Playing New Washington is always a good game because of the rivalry between schools. We did a good job tonight of getting an early lead and keeping it despite point surges by New Washington. We had a pretty good serving game which kept New Washington from running a faster offense. I like how we stayed focused and were able to win in three” summarized lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll. Senior Kaia Reid started the first set with strong hittin, finishing the first set with five kills before ending the match with eleven total kills. Senior Maddie Nuxoll helped the offense with twenty assists; while Senior Chrissa Ledbetter led the defense with 12 digs. Nuxoll also contributed ten digs on defense.
The Lady Pirate Junior Varsity squad improved their season record to 2-0 by handily defeating the Mustang JV team 2-0 (25-10 & 25-8).
Charlestown will host Henryville Wednesday in the CHS Sports Arena beginning at 6:00 pm
The Pirate Soccer team traveled to Corydon for their conference opener Tuesday evening, and second of a three in a row stretch this week. “Tonight, we lost our first game of the season, against Corydon 5-1, and they proved to be a very strong team”, commented Pirate Coach Christian Martinez. The Pirates scored an early goal at the 1 minute mark by Sergio Bolanos with an assist from Bryce Wray. “I got the impression that the Pirates became overconfident at that point. We lost our positions in the field, allowing Corydon to win”, explained Coach Martinez. Corydon tacted on two more goals in the first half to take a 3-1 lead to halftime.
“During half time, we had our normal discussion about the errors made in the first half and how to improve in the second half. However, it just didn’t work out this time. We continued to make the same errors, which cost us two more goals”, stated Coach Martinez.
After a post-game discussion with the team, “I feel they understand the areas that were not as strong tonight and know what they can do to improve. I continue to be proud of this group and there was a lesson to be learned tonight. You win some, and you lose some. I will never be disappointed when they try so hard”, Coach concluded.
The night ended with the Pirates taking 12 shots, which 6 were on goal with Corydon taking 20 shots, with 11 on goal. Our goalie Matt Parrella had 6 saves and 5 allowed.
Next matchup is: Wednesday vs. Southern High School
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Traveling to Henryville for a non-conference match Monday kicked off a busy week for Pirate Soccer; as they travel to Corydon tonight (Tuesday) for a big conference contest, then host Louisville Southern on Wednesday. During the first half, Charlestown (2-0) led the game by maintaining possession of the ball and by being aggressive, while still playing clean. Anthony Carey scored the first Pirate goal of the night at the 22 minute mark with an assist by Gryphon Barding. Unfortunately, a mistake in defense allowed Henryville to score and tie the game 1-1 at the break.
At half time, the Charlestown players and Coach Martinez discussed the mistakes that were made during the first half. The Pirates went into the remainder of the game with a better and more secure way to play. “Being a new coach with a fresh set of eyes for high school soccer, I must say that Henryville was a difficult team to play against. They have great skills, are appropriately aggressive, and were especially strong while playing at their home field”, commented Charlestown Head Coach Christian Martinez.
During the second half, the Pirates were still able to maintain possession of the ball, but had more opportunity to take more shots. Charlestown’s second goal, and ultimate game winner, came from Sergio Bolanos at the 22 minute mark with an assist from Bryson Andasol.
“I am very pleased with the outcome, of course. However, I do want to note that both teams played hard and played well. I especially want to acknowledge the fact that my boys never game up and kept a positive attitude throughout the game. It is our second victory for this fresh season and I am very proud of the teamwork I have witnessed during these first couple of games”, concluded Coach Martinez.
Charlestown recorded 12 shots, 5 on goal, for two goals on the evening; while Pirate Goalie Matt Parrella finished with four saves and allowing only score.
The Charlestown High School Cross Country Invitational made a return for 2017 Saturday at Charlestown State Park; a truly great invitational venue for cross country running. The Lady Pirate team finished second as a team (5-7 runners per team) and out of 30 total runners placed according: 4th Carley Conway (22:12.31); 7th Ashley Wight (23:06.48); 9th Katie Rhodes (23:32.83); 12th Alexis Gurr (24:04.74); 13th Skylar Cochran (24:16.25); 14th Claire Mitchell (24:35.57); 21st Kelsey Lakes (26:15.80); and 24th Sam Matthews (27:30.21). Corydon Central finished first with 25, Charlestown finished with a second place 38, ahead of Jeffersonville’s third place 61. “The girls ran a great race this morning! We now know what we need to learn/improve running against Corydon if we want to win a conference title! Seniors we will miss you next year!”, commented Charlestown Head Coach Jerry Doyle.
The Pirate boys team finished the Invitational 5th as a team, finishing as follows out of 44 total male runners: 14th Josh McCoy (19:09.92); 29th Drashaun Morrow (21:03.07); 30th Harrison Adams (21:14.84); 31st Camden Latham (21:20.19); 34th Alex Settles (22:19.74); and 35th Ty Crace (22:22.16). Floyd Central tooks the boys division first place scoring a 28, Jeffersonville second (64), Corydon third (64), Providence fourth (85), Charlestown scored 133 in fifth place ahead of Lanesville’s 166. “Congrats to the Pirate XC team for running well! We are a young team and we are looking forward to improving!”, commented Coach Doyle.
The Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball team (2-2 & 2-1 MSC) traveled to Brownstown Central High School Saturday morning for the annual rotating MSC tri-match with Brownstown and Clarksville. Charlestown faced off with Brownstown first, falling 0-3 (12-25, 12-25, 13-25); before defeating Clarksville 3-0 (25-10, 25-16, 25-16). Both games were broadcasted and archived by Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting at www.CPPSB.com. Brownstown defeated Clarksville in the third match 3-0 (25-9, 25-7, 25-6).
“The first match of the day against Brownstown was a tough one”, stated Charlestown Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll. “I think we are a better team than what the scores show, but Brownstown deserves a lot of credit for their defense. We had some good solid hits, but their defense picked up everything which really frustrated our hitters”, summarized Coach Nuxoll. Hannah Thibideau led the Lady Pirates with 4 kills while Kiersten James and Kayleigh Smith each had 3 kills. Defensively, Hannah Vincent led the team with 10 digs while Chrissa Ledbetter, Sidney Goedeker, and Molly Braunecker each contributed 9 digs.
The Lady Pirates refocused after the Brownstown match; and returned more to early season form against Clarksville. “We came out strong in the first set and continued that throughout the match. One of the highlights of the match was our blocking”, commented Coach Nuxoll. Hannah Thibideau, who was named Coyle Chevy, Buick and Coyle GMC Player of the Game; had 4 block assists, one solo block, and led the team in kills with seven. Maddie Nuxoll had 6 kills and 21 assists on the offensive side of play. Chrissa Ledbetter had a good passing game and led the defense with 12 digs. “Everyone was able to get into the game and contribute to the win. I am proud of the entire group”, concluded Coach Nuxoll.
The Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball team (1-1) traveled to Jeffersonville for a non-conference match-up. Charlestown fell short of the victory, losing three of four sets 19-25, 25-16, 23-25, and 22-25. Despite the loss Thursday evening, it was a really good match and the gym was really rocking with lots of great fan support on both sides. “I really want to thank the Charlestown fans that came out tonight to cheer for us”, stated Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll. The first set Charlestown struggled some with passing and it became difficult to get some things going. Better passing in the second set contributed to a Lady Pirate win over Jeff 25-16. In the third and fourth sets, Jeff took advantage of a substantial lead, however Charlestown was able to battle back to get with-in one point to lose 23-25 and 22-25. “We were down 7 or 8 points and was able to battle back, but a little too late in both sets”, commented Coach Nuxoll. Kaia Reid led the Lady Pirate offense with 15 kills and Hannah Thibideau was right behind her with 11 kills and five aces. Maddie Nuxoll contributed 26 assists. Molly Braunecker finished with 17 digs and Hannah Vincent and Chrissa Ledbetter both contributed 16 each. “I thought Hannah Vincent made some good defensive plays to help us turn around some of those big deficits. This is a good group and they will come into practice to work hard tomorrow for our conference tri-match with Brownstown and Clarksville Saturday morning”, concluded Coach Nuxoll. Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting will cover both games Saturday, live from Brownstown, beginning at 10:00 am at www.CPPSB.com.
The Charlestown Junior Varsity squad improved their record to 2-0 by topping Jeffersonville in Thursday’s opener, 2-1 (25-17, 23-25, & 15-9). “I was also really proud of our JV team to come out with a win in three sets. Savannah Spencer had nice serving; Korea Tutt did a good job in the middle offensively and with blocking; and Sam Crace did a nice job distributing the ball as a setter, making some big defensive plays”, summarized Coach Nuxoll.