Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting encourages all of Pirate Nation to vote for Charlestown Pirate Football QB Tristan Chester for this week’s Touchdown Friday Night Player of the Week. Chester was nominated after his four touchdown pass performance in last Friday’s 47-20 victory over North Harrison. Vote by logging on to the www.wave3.com sports page at www.wave3.com/category/57726/touchdown-friday-night. Tristan is competing against five other local high school football players, and ALL VOTING MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE NOON WEDNESDAY! Show the Louisville metro area what Pirate Pride means, take a second and vote for Tristan, as well as encourage your friends and family to do the same! GO PIRATES!!!!!
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On Saturday, September 13th, 2014, the Charlestown High school Marching Band of Pirates won first place in Class A, Best Visual in Class A, Best Guard in Class A, and Best Music in Class A at the Salem HS Marching Band competition. The Charlestown Band of Pirates placed higher than competitors from West Washington HS, Southwestern HS, and Corydon Central HS. The Band of Pirates are under the direction of Danny Peterson and Drum Major Kayla Hooker. For more information about the Band of Pirates go to www.charlestownbandofpirates.com.
This competition was the first of the 2014 season. Congrats to the Charlestown Marching Band of Pirates!
The Pirates won their second straight MSC game Friday night, in front of a packed Bone Yard and very spirited student section. The Pirates started their game with North Harrison, ending the first two Cougar drives with a pair of Eli Daniel interception; however fumbled the ball three times in the first half. One of the fumbles led to a late first quarter Cougar touchdown. The Pirates (3-1 & 2-1 MSC) answered in the second, scoring two touchdowns on passes from Senior QB Tristan Chester to Cameron Hopson and Eli Daniel to take a 14-6 advantage to the halftime break. The Pirate’s Tate Boley received the second half kickoff and returned it 90 yards to open the half with a Charlestown score. North Harrison fumbled on their next two drives, of which the Pirates took full advantage of, scoring on an eight yard TD run by Jarren Anderson and a 22 yard Chester to Garrett Woods toss. The Pirates, leading 34-6 saw the Cougars score to cap a ten play 75 yard drive near the end of the third. Charlestown opened the fourth with a seven play 72 yard drive, scoring when Chester hit Woods again for a touchdown strike of 17 yards. Pirate reserves and Cougar reserves both scored late in the fourth the make the final 47-20 in the home team’s favor. Jarren Anderson led the Pirate rushing stats with 109 yards on thirteen carries, Woods led the Pirate receiving stats with four catches for 77 yards, while Tristan Chester finished 13 of 19 for 201 yards of passing. Eli Daniel was named the Coyle Chevy, Buick, GMC and Coyle Nissan Defensive Player of the Game and Tristan Chester was named the Offensive Player of the Game. The Pirates host the Silver Creek Dragons next Friday for Homecoming; in a game that will also honor and recognize the 25th Anniversary of the 1989 Pirate Football Championship team.
The Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross-Country teams will hold another fund raiser Yard Sale at the Charlestown High School parking lot on Saturday September 13th from 8am to 1pm. Pirate Nation, come and support the fundraising efforts of these student-athletes! Thanks in advance! Go Pirate XC!!
Charlestown Junior team captain and center back, Jose Alfredo Arredondo, went on a tour of the field as he dribbled through everyone in his way not even five minutes into the game to score a solo goal to open the contest. This was Arredondo’s first goal of the season and he earned it with his play. Less than twenty minutes later Senior forward Brayden Cooksey sent a cross into the box for teammate Michael Navetta, Navetta’s one touch volley shot on goal banged off the cross bar and rebounded perfectly to midfielder Jared Rutkowski who banged home the goal with his head to make the score 2-0 Charlestown at the half. Juniors Zach Higdon and Dillon Gray were able to contribute some solid minutes on the pitch in defense to end the half and would find more playing time later in the game as well. Opening the second half in the first five minutes, Brayden Cooksey again served a nice crossing pass, this time from a corner kick, into the Salem (1-2-2 MSC) box where it found Senior center back Kam Thompson waiting to head it home for his first career goal and make it 3-0. Goalkeeper Nick Wirthwein suffered some early knocks in between the posts but managed to keep a clean sheet throughout the game as Charlestown (1-3 MSC) were able to bounce back from a tough run of losses and re-establish themselves before the final half of the season gets underway.
Charlestown will compete in the Southern Indiana Soccer Classic hosted by Christian Academy of Indiana on Friday and Saturday this weekend before returning home for games against Mitchell and Austin on Monday and Tuesday evenings at Dutch Reis Field. Tuesday’s contest against Austin is Charlestown Youth Soccer Night and the boys hope to welcome all the Charlestown kids playing youth soccer with free admission to the game if they wear their youth soccer jerseys.
Charlestown Pirate Tennis hosted their county arch-rivals Wednesday evening, the Mustangs of New Washington. The Pirates were victorious, sweeping doubles play and winning 3 – 2. Senior Kyle Jackson fell to Jake Zimmerman 6-4, 4-6, 4-6 in singles play; Sophomore Miles Matthews defeated Logan Miles 6-2, 6-2 in singles play; and Junior Tyler Massie fell to Caleb Ellison 3-6, 6-3, 1-6, also in singles play. Charlestown’s #1 Doubles team of Andrew Shaw and Trey Woodward defeated Colin Schindler and Jacob Smith 6-3, 6-1 and Pirate Freshman Steven Delaney and Junior Zach Whitten defeated Stevie Mick and Noah Franklin 6-2, 6-3. The Pirates are back in action Thursday evening at Pekin-Eastern beginning at 5:00 pm.