The Pirates improved to 2-2 (1-1 MSC) on the young season Friday evening after out lasting conference foe Scottsburg in a tight-throughout contest Friday evening in the Arena. Charlestown led 12-9 after one period complete, but trailed 21-20 at the break as the Pirates equalized the visiting Warriors by making 19-22 at the free throw line. Charlestown led 30-29 after three before posting a 46-42 final score. The Pirates were led in scoring by Junior Courtland Black, who finished the game with 18 points. Sophomore Bo Braunecker continued to prove his varsity scoring abilities finishing the game with a dozen. Junior Brady Latham and Freshman Ty Crace each added six respectively for the winning cause. “Kids made plays when we needed them. (I’m) proud of the way we finished the game”, commented Pirate Head Coach Jason Connell after the game. The evening Junior Varsity opener went to Scottsburg 47-45.
The Pirates will join the Lady Pirates Tuesday December 5th at Henryville’s Furnish Gym for a varsity double header; varsity girls will tip at 6:00 pm and boys at approximately 7:15 pm. The Pirate Network WPMQ 99.3 FM is scheduled to broadcast Tuesday’s Pirate and Lady Pirate Varsity double header, live from Henryville High School. Both Boys and Girls Junior Varsity match ups with Henryville will be played the following evening (Wednesday) at the CHS Sports Arena.
The Charlestown Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball teams squared up Wednesday evening in James Matthews Gymnasium for some old fashioned and neighborly rivalry double header basketball action.
The Lady Pirates improved to 4-2 on the young season by thrashing the Lady Mustangs 78-29; and led by Jacqueline Biscardi’s 20 game point high, including four treys. Not that Charlestown didn’t book balanced scoring, Samantha Matthews added 18 and Karston Watson another 17 as their offensive performances continue to excel. Gabbie Gagnon knocked down three three-pointers to accumulate all her scoring on the evening. The Lady Pirates led 17-2 after one and 34-15 at the break before cruising through a 44 point second half; mainly using a tough full court defense to force 27 host turnovers. The Lady Mustangs (3-3) were led in scoring by Madison Fields, who finished with nine. New Washington Girls Basketball Coach Kirsti Holloway was quoted in the News and Tribune’s coverage as “I’m just completely flabbergasted,”….. “Never in my wildest imagination did I expect an outcome like this.” The Lady Pirates host MSC foe Austin on the 29th of November.
The Pirates (1-1) dominated the Mustangs in the second of the double header, the majority of the game; but allowed the Mustangs to fight their way back into the game forcing overtime. Charlestown prevailed 60-49 after finding the basket again from the charity stripe in the extra period; including Brady Latham scoring six of his total nine of the evening on six huge free throws. Charlestown led by as many as eighteen at times, outscoring the host Mustangs 10-2 in the second frame. The Pirates were led in scoring by Max Mitchell’s 14 and got 12 from Bo Braunecker, and another 10 from Addison Logsdon. New Washington (0-1) was led in scoring by Hunter Miles, who finished with 13 points, including three treys. The Mustangs out rebounded the Pirates 32-31. The Pirates begin MSC play on Tuesday, November 28th at Silver Creek; who is 1-0 after a 38-34 win at Henryville earlier this week.
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.
In case you missed the end of Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcastings last broadcast last night at Batesville, here it is. Please support WPMQ 99.3 FM work as the Voice of Charlestown HS Pirate and Lady Pirate Athletics. Thanks and Farewell Pirate Nation!
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.