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Ticket Sales Information for Football Home Opener

The Pirates will play their first home game at the newly renovated Dutch Reis Field, this Friday, September 11th as the host to the North Harrison Cougars in a Mid Southern Conference matchup.  Below you will find important information regarding ticket sales for this game:
All tickets will be pre-sold.
Approximately 250 tickets will be sold to the public at the Volleyball match Wednesday from 6:00-7:30 P.M.
Any tickets left will be sold Thursday night at the Volleyball match from 6:00 until 7:30 P.M.
No tickets will be available at the gate Friday night–all tickets must be pre purchased.
**Football players and cheerleaders will be allowed to purchase tickets in the same manner they were purchased for the Silver Creek game from the coach.

Charlestown’s Janae (Cox) Asbury Inducted into West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame

Congratulations to CHS Class of 2003 alumna Jane (Cox) Asbury on her induction into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame.
In her early years, Janae participated in gymnastics through SIGS (Southern Indiana Gymnastic School) was a member of the National Team from 1997-2000. She was also the Junior Olympic National All-Around, Vault, and Floor Champion. She competed not just here in the states, but all around the world in Australia, Belgium, France, El Salvador, Canada, and the Bahamas. In 2003 she left Charlestown and headed to WVU and became a three-time NCAA Championships individual qualifier in gymnastics and First Team All-American during her career from 2004-07.
Be sure to check out this article below from WVU for more information! 

CHS Athletic Results from the Week of August 24-30

Athletic Results from the Week of August 24-30

Boys Soccer

Season Record 0-1

Tuesday, August 25 @ Corydon L 5-2; Goals by Bryson Andasol and Hunter VanGilder

Boys Tennis

Season Record 4-1

Monday, August 24 vs. South Central W 4-1

  • 1S—Alex Wright def Ty Jones 6-0, 6-0
  • 2S—Michael Gillooly def Evan Schoen 7-6, 6-0
  • 3S—Clayton Rothbauer def Ethan Hedden 6-0, 6-1
  • 1D—Brandon Broady/Jackson Snelling lost to Dawson O’Connor/Craig Simpson 6-1, 6-4
  • 2D—Forfeit by South Central

Wednesday, August 26 vs. Scottsburg (MSC) W 4-1

  • 1S—Michael Gillooly def Cole Atha 6-3, 6-2
  • 2S—Alex Wright def Ryan Gibson 2-6, 6-4, 7-6
  • 3S—Dawson Boyd def David Gaffney 7-5, 6-2
  • 1D—Brandon Broady/Jackson Snelling lost to Joe Neace/Jacce Watson 3-6, 6-2, 3-6
  • 2D—Clayton Rothbauer/Eric Wigginton def Eli Carr/Blake Drury 7-6 (7-3), and 7-6 (7-3)

Thursday, August 27 @ New Washington W 4-1

  • 1S—Eric Wigginton def Colin Brown 6-2, 6-3
  • 2S—Carter Getz lost to Hunter Eurton 2-6, 3-6
  • 3S—Forfeit by New Washington
  • 1D—Nathan Smith/Jacob Whitten def Kelly Fieldhouse/Easton Nichols 6-1, 6-3
  • 2D—Forfeit by New Washington

Cross Country

Tuesday, August 25 @ Silver Creek Hokum Karem: 2nd Place

  • Skylar Cochran and Jessie McCoy 5th
  • Laney Hawkins and Jackie McCoy 7th
  • Emma Faulkner and Kaylee Kinser 15th
  • Rachel Wilcox (paired with a Silver Creek runner) finished 18th


Season Record 0-2

Monday, August 24 @ Silver Creek (JV) W 16-14

  • Clay McClelland and Justin Morrow–TDs

Friday, August 28 @ Brownstown (Varsity) L 42-7

  • Matthew Henning—54 yd. TD

Girls Golf

Wednesday, August 26 vs. Silver Creek L 222-268

  • Brenna Doty 65
  • Raegan Grissom 66
  • Emma McCutcheon 67
  • Olivia Doty 70

Girls Soccer

Season Record 0-2

Thursday, August 27 @ Jeffersonville L 13-0


Season Record 2-5

Tuesday, August 25 vs. New Washington W 25-8, 25-18, 25-11; JV won 25-12, 25-22

  • Lanae Crowe—7 Kills
  • Kenzie Baker and Kylie McConnell—4 kills
  • Macie Vaughn—11 digs
  • Emma Obermeier—5 aces; 8 assists

Wednesday, August 26 @ Henryville L 21-25, 10-25, 22-25; JV won 25-19, 25-10; C-Team won 25-17, 25-22

  • Sadee Goedeker and Kayleigh Smith—4 kills
  • Lanae Crowe—9 digs
  • Abbi East—4 digs

Thursday, August 27 vs. Madison L 25-12, 21-25, 13-25, 25-22, 10-15; JV won 25-11, 21-25, 15-11

  • Kayleigh Smith—12 kills
  • Lanae Crowe—11 kills
  • Katelyn Devers—5 kills
  • Abbi East—26 digs
  • Emma Obermeier—20 assists

This Week in Sports August 31-September 5

Weekly recap and outlook provided by the WPMQ Sports Broadcasting class of Charlestown High School.


Lady Pirate Cross Country is Off to a Sizzling Start

The defending Mid Southern Conference and Sectional champion cross country team is off to another hot start after the girls finished 3rd to Indianapolis Cathedral and Seymour in the Seymour Invitational! Skylar Cochran and Jessie McCoy finished in the top 10 with Laney Hawkins, Jackie McCoy, Kaylee Kinser and Emma Faulkner in the top 25!

Last night, they traveled to Silver Creek for the annual Hokum Karem meet and finished second behind perennial cross country powerhouse Floyd Central in a meet with top area schools! A hokum karem race is a two-person relay race where teammates alternate running a 3k loop. Each teammate will complete the loop once.  For the Lady Pirates the team of Skylar Cochran and Jessie McCoy placed 5th, Laney Hawkins and Jackie McCoy were 7th, Emma Faulkner and Kaylee Kinser were 15th,  and Rachel Wilcox (paired with a Silver Creek runner) finished 18th.

Other teams in the meet included Madison, Borden, Jeffersonville, Silver Creek, Crothersville, Eastern, Salem, Lanesville, Christian Academy, and Scottsburg.

Dylan Kinser is the Pirates’ only male runner this year.  He has finished top 25 in both races so far.

Article contributed by WPMQ Staff Writer

Photo credit: Jerry Doyle

Pirate Tennis: Winners over Warriors in MSC Matchup

Pirate tennis hosted the Scottsburg Warriors last night in a Mid Southern Conference matchup that saw several ups and downs and tiebreakers, but in the end the Pirates prevailed 4-1, improving to 3-1 on the season (1-1 MSC).

#2D Clayton Rothbauer serves

At the singles positions, #1 Michael Gillooly defeated Cole Atha 6-3, 6-2; #2 Alex Wright defeated Ryan Gibson 2-6, 6-4, 7-6; and #3 Dawson Boyd beat David Gaffney 7-5, 6-2.

At the doubles positions, #1 Brandon Broady and Jackson Snelling lost to Joe Neace and Jace Watson 3-6, 6-2, 3-6; #2 Clayton Rothbauer and Eric Wigginton defeated Eli Carr and Blake Drury 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3).

Seniors Rothbauer and Wigginton said, “Tennis is serious business this year.  We are going to keep working and use every day to get better.  Our goal is to win the sectional and we think we can.”

Article contributed by WPMQ Staff Writer


Lady Pirate Volleyball Tames the Lady Mustangs in Three Sets

Last night the Lady Pirate volleyball team hosted the neighboring Lady Mustangs of New Washington. Both teams came into the contest hunting their second win of this early season as Charlestown was 1-3 with a win over MSC rival Clarksville and losses to Jeffersonville, Corydon, and defending state champion Brownstown. New Washington entered 1-2 with a win over South Decatur and losses to Greensburg and Southwestern.

Lanae’ Crowe and Hannah Baker defend the net as Emma Obermeier awaits the hit.

The Lady Pirates came out strong in the first set and played well, easily capturing the 25-8 victory.  Coach Nuxoll credited Emma Obermeier and Abbi East with a few good serving runs in that set.  In the second set, the Lady Pirates took a 6-0 lead before giving up seven straight. Nuxoll said, “I think we got into our own heads a little bit and struggled making our own errors. New Washington isn’t a team to back down and kept coming at us.” The Lady Pirates then gathered their composure and went on to win that set 25-18.  More strong serving from Emma Obermeier as well as Macy Vaughn in the third set helped pace the victory, 25-11.

Kayleigh Smith and Lanae’ Crowe led the offense with 7 kills each, and Kylie McConnell and Kenzie Baker each contributed 4 kills. Maci Vaughn led the defense with 11 digs and also had 2 aces. Emma Obermeier ended the night with 5 aces and also contributed 8 assists.

Coach Nuxoll concluded saying, “We hope to carry the positive play from tonight into our match at Henryville tomorrow.” Henryville is defending its sectional title this season and will enter the contest 5-2. Most recently they lost 2-1 to Hauser in the championship game of their own invitational.

Charlestown JV also won 25-12, 25-22.

Article contributed by WPMQ Staff Writer

Pirate Football Will Honor the Memories of Tyler Odle and Dennis Hawkins with Special Helmet Stickers

Football fans across the nation have long been acquainted with helmet stickers. For over 40 years, they have been used in college football–and more recently some high schools–to signify special achievements on offense, defense, and special teams. Many young players have grown up watching college football and recognize the buckeye tree leaf of Ohio State, the paw of the Clemson Tiger, or the tomahawk of the Florida State Seminoles and think to themselves how cool it would be to earn something so simple, yet so meaningful to represent their work in the sport. 

Sometimes, however, helmet stickers mean something much more than those tackles and touchdowns. Tonight when our Pirates take the field, fans should pay close attention to two stickers that have been affixed to their helmets for the 2020 season. The first of those stickers is the #5 in memory of Pirate football great Tyler Odle, who tragically passed away in a car accident in May. Playing for the Pirates from 2009-2012, Odle broke the record for Most Receiving Yards in a Career (1,964), Most Receptions in a Career (110), Most TD Receptions in a Career (26), Most TD Passes Caught in a Season (14), and Most Receptions in a Game (12). The Odle family would like to thank the entire community and Pirate family and issued the following sentiment: “Tyler meant the world to us and we will forever be saddened by his loss! We are beyond grateful that his legacy will always be honored in our town.”  It should also be mentioned that the #5 jersey will not be worn in 2020. 

The second sticker is comprised of a Charlestown Pirate, a Clarksville General, and a black ribbon accented with blue for Charlestown, yellow for Clarksville, red for Parkinson’s disease, and a DH in honor and memory of the late Coach Dennis Hawkins, father of Pirate coach, Jason Hawkins. Dennis Hawkins was the head coach at Clarksville High School for 25 years, leading the Generals to over 100 victories, several Mid Southern Conference championships, three sectional titles in 1985, 1997, and 1999, and the state championship in 1997 where they finished runners up. The stickers were designed by WPMQ staff members on the vision of football parents and were their gift to the football program. The Hawkins family was truly touched by the thoughtfulness of the gesture and said, “Our dad loved football, especially Clarksville and Charlestown football. He passed away on August 4th with Parkinson’s. The family would like to thank the football players for wearing the sticker and all those who helped make and buy them. We appreciate you all honoring Coach Hawkins’ legacy.”

Story contributed by WPMQ Staff

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