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Volleyball Falls to Scottsburg 3-0

Charlestown at Scottsburg JV lost 11-25, 8-25 / Varsity lost 11-25, 18-25, 15-25

Coach Nuxoll:  Sometimes there can be small victories even in defeat. Although we lost tonight, our team showed more hustle, effort and pride than I’ve seen in the past few games. We had some good rallies and made some good plays because we were focused and working together. Danielle Miles and Emalee Craven led our offense and also added to our defensive efforts along with Shelby Goedeker and Haley Vincent. Keeley Couch contributed with good serving, and Kiersten James came off the bench to contribute blocks. I hope we can carry this effort into our matches next week.

Time to Tackle Dysautonomia…Senior Night

TimeToTacklePOTSThe CHS National Honor Society is organizing events for the Football Senior Night game, October 10th. The events are centered aroung raising funds for and increasing awareness of the condition called the Dysautonomia; also known as
POTS. The condition is already close to the hearts of Pirate Nation, as CHS Freshman Madi Keith has battled it for years now. All funds raised by the CHS National Honor Society chapter during this event, will be donated to the Dysautonomia International Foundation, a nationally recognized non-profit
organization which raises awareness and supports efforts at a cure (www.dysautonomiainternational.org). The CHS National Honor Society is currently taking benefit t-shirt orders which should be worn during the senior night game in honor of Madi Keith. T-shirts are $10 for regular sizes, but must be ordered by Friday, October 3rd. Order forms are available by CLICKING HERE or going to the Pirate Pride website at www.PiratePride.BLUE. Directions for the availability of all Charlestown school students and parents to obtain a benefit t-shirt is also available on the order form. Additional fund raising
efforts, centered around the October 10th Senior Night football game include, chances to kick a halftime field goal to win a prize, a silent auction during the game, and bracelet sales in addition to the benefit t-shirts. Start backing this worthy fund raiser, in honor of Pirate Nation’s own, Madi Keith…..order your benefit t-shirts for you and your whole family today.

Pirate Tennis Defeats Hornets, 4-1

The Charlestown Pirate Tennis team hosted the Henryville Hornets in non-conference play Wednesday evening, winning four of five match-ups.  The Pirates swept singles play as Kyle Jackson defeated Emery Dieterlen 6-3, 1-6 & 6-4; Miles Matthews defeated Elijah Weeks 6-1 & 6-0; and Tyler Massie defeated Cameron Tanner 6-1 & 6-3.  The Pirates split doubles play as Trey Woodward and Andrew Shaw were defeated by Justin Bowman and Luke Davidson 7-6, 2-6 & 1-6.  Pirates Josh Copeland and Steven Delaney defeated Austin Roth and Mason Edwards 6-1 & 6-4.

Andrews & Rhodes Medal, Lady Pirates 6th at Dragon Invite

LadyPirateXCSC2014The Charlestown Lady Pirate Cross Country team ran in the annual Silver Creek Invitational Tuesday evening.  The Lady Pirates team finished 6th out of 19 teams, led by Katie Rhodes and Whitney Andrews; both who had medal finishes.  Rhodes finished in 12th place and Andrews in 19th place respectively.  The Lady Pirates did well, even without their 34 runner Gabi Gagnon, out nursing an injury.  “I’m very proud of our runners, the field was full of very strong with some of the top runners in the area”, commented Charlestown Head Cross Country Coach Jerry Doyle.  The Cross Country team is scheduled to participate in the annual Madison Invitational this Saturday.

JV Pirate Football Tops Dragons 7-3

Monday evening, the Charlestown JV Pirate Football (4-1 & 3-1 MSC) team made the short trip down Highway 403 for their turn at the Dragons of Silver Creek.  Silver Creek got on the board first, successfully kicking a 25 yard field goal to cap their first drive of the game.  The Dragons took their 3-0 advantage over the Pirates to the final seconds of the game when Charlestown drove the field to the Creek one yard line; which set up a Justin Farris touchdown run for the winning score.  Calvin McClelland added the point after with just 7 seconds remaining in the game.

Pirate Football is on the road this Friday at Salem (2-3 & 1-3 MSC) for another important Mid-Southern Conference contest.  The Pirates have out scored the Lions on the varsity gridiron 179-11 over their past five meetings.  Friday’s kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 pm at Salem, and will be broadcasted live by Pirate Pride Sports at www.CPPSB.com beginning at 6:45 pm.

Pirate Baseball Alumni Game Announced

PirateBaseballAlumniLogoThe Charlestown HS Pirate Baseball program has scheduled their 6th Annual Alumni Baseball Game to benefit the program.  The event will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm, at the Pirate Baseball Stadium on the campus of Charlestown HS.  Pirate Baseball is currently looking for any former player or coach that is interested in participating in this event.  The event is intended to provide a fun and exciting environment for all former player and coaches that have donned the Pirate uniform.  Whether you played one year of freshman ball or four years of Varsity ball; all are welcome.  The cost is of this event is $30.00 per person, which covers your game participation and a t-shirt commemorating the event the 6th Annual Alumni Baseball Game.  Game details will be discussed at the event; which will also include a home run derby competition, food and drinks.  Charlestown Baseball apparel, such as shirts, game hats and jerseys will also be available for purchase.  Event registration and information is available at www.PiratePride.BLUE/Baseball or by logging onto http://piratepride.blue/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/2014PirateBaseballAlumniGameRegistrationForm.pdf directly.  Questions can be directed to Head Coach Ricky Romans at 502-641-2883 or Assistant Coach Brian Hester at 502-643-6878.  Additional donations and sponsorships are available.  All proceeds for this event benefit the CHS Pirate Baseball program and are greatly appreciated.

Boley and Pirates Get it Done, 46-20 over Creek

BoleyVSCAll the drama, all the hype, all for a regular season game?  If it doesn’t make sense, you’re just not familiar with Pirate Football, especially since certain coaching moves occurred earlier this year.  The game, when the final score lite up the scoreboard, had been decided by the players on the field; more so than the coaches on the sidelines, but it was fun to witness.  Charlestown threw everything, except the kitchen, at the match-up; including picking the game for the annual homecoming celebration and honoring the 25th Anniversary of the 89 Championship Pirate Football team.  Regardlessly, the game was hard fought and the most memorable to date in the short four year football series between the two schools.  The Pirates remain undefeated against the Dragons, who are definitely more competitive on the gridiron this year.  Charlestown, still resting the team’s leading rusher (Gaddie), fought off four turnovers and uncharacteristic penalties to put the Dragons away; but not until the fourth quarter.  The Pirates (4-1 & 3-1 MSC) took a 21-0 lead on 16 yard Tristan Chester pass to Cameron Hopson, a one yard quarterback keeper, and a four yard Syd Gieseking run.  Silver Creek (2-2 & 2-2 MSC) scored on two drives to trail 21-13 at the halftime break, and more fumbles and penalties killed drives for both teams throughout most of the third quarter.  Charlestown did capitalize on a Dragon fumble from their own ten late in the third, and Anderson and BoneYardCrowdvSCChester combined to tack on another score.  Silver Creek answered again with a five play drive to tighten the score to 27-20; but that was it for the visitors.  Charlestown put up three more scores, starting with a Tate Boley 60 yard punt return for a touchdown with little of nine minutes remaining in the game.  Jarren Anderson run the two finals scores in, one set up by a 42 yard reception from Chester to Garrett Woods.  Anderson led the Pirates on the ground, finishing the game with 111 yards on 23 carries (2 touchdowns).  Tristan Chester finished the game 10 of 14 for 145 yards of passing (1 touchdown); and Garrett Woods added 74 receiving yards on four catches.  Eli Daniel, who was crowned Homecoming King at halftime, added 43 receiving yards on four catches and 60 rushing yards on three carries.  CPPSB named Tate Boley (Offensive) and Quinton Fetz (Defensive) the Coyle Chevy, Buick, GMS, and Coyle Nissan Players of the Game.  Congratulations to Emily Barton, who was crowned Homecoming Queen, and the community of Charlestown, backed by a fantastic Bone Yard student section, who packed Dutch Reis Field loud and proud the entire game.

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