The Pirate tennis team avenged a mid-season loss to Borden in last night’s sectional semi-final when they pulled out three tight matches to overcome the Braves 3-2 in exciting fashion.
After losing the first set at #2 singles 3-6, sophomore Eric Wigginton was the first of the Pirates to emerge as a winner with a 6-3, 6-2 comeback. Wigginton looked as strong physically and mentally as he has all season which is good, not only looking into tonight’s championship, but also into next season for the young Pirates.
The #1 doubles team of freshman Brandon Broady and senior Jacob Roberts won their first set 6-4, dropped the second 5-7, but came back strong to win the match with a 6-2 third set. The #2 doubles team of freshman Alex Wright and senior Jase Smith ended the night, winning with lots of excitement. They dropped their first set 6-3, rallied back to win 7-4 in the second set tiebreaker, then finished off the Braves 6-4 in the third.
Isaac Bates at #1 singles and Michael Gillooly at #3 singles were both defeated.
The Pirates will take on the Silver Creek Dragons tonight in the Sectional Championship at 4:30 at Silver Creek. Come out and support the Pirate Tennis team!
The Pirate soccer team hosted Austin last night in a senior night matchup at Dutch Reis Field, scored early and often, and left the Eagles with a 10-2 defeat. The Pirates’ ten goals came from Elijah Cooley, Ian Flora, Jackson Melton, Matt Parrella, Eric Sipes (x2), Pascual Gonzalez (x2), and Andrew Mattingly (x2).
Assist for the night came from Aric Hooker, Elijah Cooley, Gryphon Brading, Bryce Wray, Andrew Mattingly (x2), and Matt Parrella.
Charlestown ended the night with 31 shots with 25 on goal. Senior Matt Parrella had 2 saves and allowed 1. Freshman, Tristan Nethery had 2 saves and allowed 1.
Coach Martinez had this to say: “It was a good senior night for CHS. We recognized our five seniors Matt Parrella, Andrew Mattingly, Austin Cooper, Ali AlBawi, and Ian Flora. The team played good which lead us to a victory. We have a Scottsburg tournament scheduled for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday so we will use the momentum from the win to help us succeed at the tournament.”
The junior varsity also had a good 5-0 win.
Attention, Pirate Nation! The Pirate football team needs your appetite!
Tomorrow evening the The Big X Sports from WXVW will be live at 7:00 with Coach Hawkins, select Pirate players, and representatives from the Providence football program at the River Ridge Zaxby’s on Highway 62 for the Thursday Night Touchdown Showdown.
Here’s where you come in! Bring that appetite from 6-8, order a meal from Zaxby’s, sit back and enjoy the show! A percentage of the proceeds will go back to the school that eats the most Zaxby’s! Hope to see you there.
The Lady Pirates improve their record to (9-6 & MSC 4-2) after an impressive conference win on the road against Eastern (5-11 & MSC 2-4). Head coach Tammy Nuxoll was very pleased with her teams performance last night.
“We came out strong and Eastern made some mistakes to help us win the first set. The second set Eastern cut down on their errors and we had trouble stringing points together. The third set we played more consistent and were able to win. In the fourth set, we were down 15-21 when I called my last time out. After that we decided to wake up and play. Kayleigh Smith was unstoppable and earned 9 of her 19 kills for the night in the fourth set. Her offense was attributed to good defense behind her and good setting decisions. Peyton Crace really helped us with her serving in the final stretch of the win by earning 6 service points to end the match. I’m proud of the whole team for their efforts overcoming a 15-21 deficit in the fourth to win the final set 26-24. Kyra Sharp also contributed to the offense with 11 kills and Kylie McConnell had 8 kills. Savannah McClellan, Kayleigh Smith and Alyssa Heal helped with passing and Kyra Sharp contributed 5 digs while Abbi East had 4 digs. We used a different line up tonight and I’m happy with the way the girls adapted and supported each other. We will be back at it tomorrow night at home against Lanesville.”
Eric Wigginton at #2 singles returns a serve.
Coach Matthews and the Pirate tennis team traveled to Clarksville for a Mid-Southern Conference matchup and swept the Generals yesterday.
Senior Isaac Bates (#1 singles) won his match in three sets (6-4, 4-6, and 6-1). Sophomore Eric Wigginton (#2 singles) picked up his first varsity singles win in three sets as well, battling back from a 1-4 deficit in the 3rd set (6-3, 2-6, 7-5). To finish out the singles matches, Michael Gillooly (#3) prevailed in two (6-2, 6-2).
At No. 1 doubles Brandon Broady and Jacob Roberts won (6-2, 6-2). The Generals forfeited the No. 2 doubles match.
The Pirates are back on the courts tonight when they host Providence at 4:30 P.M.
Congratulations to our Charlestown Marching Band of Pirates, who despite the venue change due to weather, dominated the Class A competition Saturday at Salem High School. Charlestown, under the direction of JoAnn Talley, brought home another FIRST PLACE trophy from Salem while also scooping awards for Best Drum Major (Lauren Shay), Best Color Guard, Best Music, and Best General Effect (winning all but one category). Outstanding work Pirates, and what a way to represent and conquer mother nature’s curve ball!!
The Lady Pirate volleyball team traveled to Crawford County today for a four team tournament and came away runners up to the host school after beating both Orleans (25-15, 25-15) and Mitchell (25-21, 25-16). Coach Tammy Nuxoll said, “The first two matches of the tournament I thought we played well. Our blocking was good in the first two sets and we had some good serving. [But the Wolfpack] “came out to win in the final match and we couldn’t put a ball down due to their blocking and defense.” The Lady Pirates fell to Crawford County in two (8-25, 8-25).
Overall, on the day Kayleigh Smith had 11 kills and Kyra Sharp had 10 kills and nine digs. Lanae Crowe contributed 9 aces and Kylie McConnell had 6 aces. Coach Nuxoll credited Abbi East and Kyra Sharp for a nice job of passing.”Although I wish we would have showed up to play against Crawford Co. in the final match, I thought the first two matches were good wins for us,” said Nuxoll.
The Lady Pirates will take Monday to prepare for a very busy week of playing. They travel to Eastern on Tuesday for a Mid Southern Conference matchup, host Lanesville on Wednesday, hit the road again on Thursday for yet another MSC dual at Salem, and cap off the week in the Borden Invitational on Thursday. Eastern and Salem sit just behind Charlestown in the MSC standings so our Lady Pirates certainly hope to capture those two road wins this week.