The Pirate tennis team claimed the home win last night against neighboring New Washington after previously losing to them just over a week before. Michael Gillooly won the only singles match for the Pirates, while both doubles teams of Jacob Roberts and Brandon Broady (1D) and Alex Wright and Jase Smith (2D) both recorded wins. Eric Wigginton lost a tough three set match at #2 singles (2-6, 6-0, 7-5) in only his 3rd singles match of the year for the Pirates.
(Story contribution by WPMQ Staff Member Jas Bruce)
(Photo credit: Melissa Stewart)
In a 25 team meet, the Lady Pirate cross country team placed eighth. Earning medals were Ashley Wight in fourteenth and Skylar Cochran in twentieth.
The Next meet is September 4th at Hardy Lake at the Scottsburg Invitational.
(WPMQ staff contribution by Lexi Eblen)
In last night’s volleyball match at Silver Creek, the Lady Pirates lost 2-0 to a top ranked team in the state but it was not without positives from Coach Nuxoll.
“Tonight we played against a really good Silver Creek team. They are ranked in the top ten in the state for a good reason. Despite the scores, I’m was pleased with my team’s composure on the court. They still worked for points and maintained a positive attitude and showed good teamwork. Kayleigh Smith led the offense with four kills and showed good leadership on the court,” reported Coach Tammy Nuxoll.
Final scores were:
CHS JV lost to SC C team 25-24, 6-25, 9-25
CHS JV lost to SC JV 25-19, 25-15
CHS Varsity lost to SC 14-25, 13-25, 13-25
The Lady Pirates will host Madison Shawe on Wednesday. JV will begin at 6:00.
(WPMQ Staff contribution by Brady Latham)
Last night the Lady Pirate golf team teed off against the Jeffersonville Red Devils and New Washington Mustangs at the Elks Club in a battle of the three Greater Clark high schools. The Lady Pirates placed second with a score of 245, losing to Jeff who finished with a score of 230. The Lady Mustangs recorded no score due to an incomplete team. Lizzie Hill led the Lady Pirates with a low score of 58. McKenna Harbin and Juliana Roberts both shot a 62 while Andrea McCoy followed up with a 63.
Tonight our Lady Pirates host the Dragons from Silver Creek at The Elks at 4pm.
Pirate Junior Michael Jewell commands the ball.
On August 28th, the Charlestown Pirates’ Boys Soccer team fell to tough opponent, Madison 3-2. The first goal for the Pirates came from Aric Hooker at 29:45, while the second goal was achieved by Bryce Wray at the 24:33 mark, assisted by Gryphon Brading. Charlestown had 16 shots with 10 on goal, while madison had 13 shots with 8 on goal. Matt Parrella had 5 saves and allowed 3.
Per Coach Martinez, “Today was a great match. We kept more possession of the ball and had many opportunities with the ball. Unfortunately, there were a few mistakes that cost us the game. The Pirates fought hard, but feel there were some plays that we could have put in goal. Overall, I am proud of the team’s performance this evening. I hope the boys take to rest up and kick butt in our first away game on Thursday.”
The Pirates’ JV team did come away with a victory over Madison, 1-0.
The team will travel to Scottsburg on Thursday for a contest set to begin at 6:00 P.M.
(Contributed by WPMQ Staff Members Harley Horrell and Brendan Hawkins.)
Charlestown’s Kaleigh Smith goes for the kill.
The Charlestown Lady Pirates (3-4 & 2-1 MSC) earned a hard fought victory against the Southwestern Lady Rebels (6-4) 25-19, 13-25, 23-25, 25-16, 25-12.
“Tonight was a hard fought match between both schools. We came off two hard loses last week where we didn’t play our best, but I’m proud that the girls were able to regroup and play together tonight as a team. We played consistent the first match, but had trouble in the second when Southwestern started running their middle. The third set was a hard fought battle. We played well, but just had a few off plays at the end. Despite the close loss, it was good to see the girls not give up and play even harder to win the fourth. The final set we had a 5-0 lead, but let them creep back to 12-13. It was good to see us hang on to the finish. I cannot say enough good things about our passing tonight. Our primary passers: Savannah McClellan, Kyra Sharp, Abbi East, Peyton Crace and Kayleigh Smith stepped it up tonight which was a key to our success. All of the hitters had positive hitting percentages. Kyra Sharp led in kills with 11 and Korea Tutt was a close second with 10 kills and also had 3 blocks. Kayleigh Smith also contributed 8 kills. Southwestern always has a strong team so this was a good win for us. We will work to carry our positive start this week into our away match against Silver Creek on Thursday“, reported Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll. The Lady Pirates are back in action Thursday against rival school Silver Creek @ SC, with JV starting at 6.
The Junior Varsity Lady Pirates had a tough loss (4-2) 10-25, 20-25 in their home match-up.
(Contributed by WPMQ Staff Member Brady Latham)
The Charlestown Lady Pirates traveled to Madison on Saturday to open the 2017-18 basketball season and they brought home a victory. The Lady Pirates were led in scoring by Samantha Matthews who finished with 14 points and 4 rebounds. Other scorers for the Lady Pirates included Bri Harvey with 9, Erin Kimbrell with 7, Karston Watson with 5, and Gabi Gagnon with 4.
The Lady Pirates will be back in action Saturday evening when they host 2017 state runner-up North Harrison, a team led by 6-1 forward Lilly Hatton who comes into this season 2nd in the state as last year’s single season shot blocker. Hopefully the power play of Samantha Matthews who averaged 15.9 ppg and Bri Harvey who averaged 13.9 ppg last season, along with a solid support cast will be enough to overcome Powerhouse North Harrison.