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Lady Pirate Volleyball Opens with Hard Fought MSC Win

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball team (1-0 & 1-0 MSC) opened their 2018 season with a well earned and hard fought Mid-Southern Conference victory over the visiting Corydon Central Panthers (3-2) 25-21, 23-25, 25-20, 20-25, & 15-4.  The Lady Pirate Junior Varsity team also outlasted their counterparts (2-1) 25-15, 22-25, & 15-10 in the evening opener.
“Tonight was a hard fought match between two MSC Conference teams. There was lots of good play on both sides of the net, and I’m proud of how this young team played together in their first match of the season. Our program lost 8 seniors and only returned one starter, so most of these players are new to varsity volleyball.  Their composure in a five set match is promising and I’m glad to see how they stuck together and showed some excitement to get the win. This team shows a lot of potential and I’m looking forward to seeing what they can accomplish together. Preliminary stats show that freshman Kyra Sharp led the team in kills with 12 while Kayleigh Smith and Korea Tutt had 6 kills each. Lanae’ Crowe did a nice job setting for us. Peyton Crace contributed 7 kills and Abbi East led the serve reception. Savannah McClellan led the team with 6 aces and had 9 service points in the deciding set. We will work on a few adjustments in practice tomorrow before we play a tough Jeff High squad on Thursday”, summarized Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll.

Boys Soccer: Varsity Falls-JV Wins Hosting River City

The Charlestown HS Pirate Soccer team hosted the River City Jaguars Tuesday evening on Dutch Reis Field.  The Junior Varsity Pirates were victorious over the visiting Jags 4-2; thanks to Pirate goals by Elijah Cooley (2 goals), Joseph Jensen, and Michael Jewell.  The Varsity team didn’t fare so well, logging a 1-5 setback.  Pirate Bryce Wray scored Charlestown’s one goal at the 38:39 minute mark in the 1st half with an assist from Eric Sipes.  Aric Hooker had 7 saves, and the Pirates had 14 shots with 11 on goal; while the River City Jaguars had 23 shots with 13 on goal.

“We started our season with a bad loss.  I did not see what I expected from the players, especially since we have been practicing for the last 2.5 months.  I did not see any passing or talking or any real physical work on the field.  After beginning the 2nd half, I did see some  improvement. I feel that the players slacked again towards the end of the game. We have 2 practices this week that will allow us time to work with the players and reflect on today’s game. On a different note, I am happy with the performance of the JV team. I know we will work hard to get back on track because I have a lot of faith in this group of kids”, commented Pirate Head Coach Christian Martinez.

Lady Pirates Defeat Creek on Links

The Lady Pirate Golf team matched up with Silver Creek Tuesday evening, defeating them for the third straight time 238 to 244.  Charlestown scores included Andrea McCoy’s 57, Kylan Burke and McKenna Harbin both shot a 60, and Lizzy Hill a 61.

“We improved our team score by 12 strokes from last match.  I am very proud of the improvement I saw today.  The girls are hitting the ball better, and it’s showing in their team scores”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Kim Carroll.

Next Match: Tuesday, Aug 21 against Silver Creek and New Washington

Pirate Pride Announces Board Election Results

The Charlestown Pirate Pride Booster Club held annual elections in accordance with its constitution last night, August 13th, 2018 during a quorum in attendance.  I am pleased to announce our new team dedicated to the continued operation and growth of Charlestown’s High School’s Booster Club.  The results of the election are as follows:

Mrs. Tammy Adams (formerly the Booster Club Secretary) was elected as the new President;

Mr. Chuck Ledbetter (myself-formerly the Booster Club President) was elected as the new Vice President;

Mr. Tony Kaelin (long time community and Pirate Booster) was elected as the new Treasurer;

Ms. Youlanda Carrico (second year student athlete parent and new volleyball parent rep) was elected as the new Secretary;

Mr. Lynn “Bud” McQuillen (former Booster Club Vice President) was elected as the new Publicity Director.

We want to take a moment to thank retiring Treasurer Mr. Jeremy Vincent for his hard work and dependability during his stint on the Pirate Pride Board.

With Pirate Pride……GO BIG BLUE!!!!!

#CreekWeak Black Out Shirt Sales Support Football

Pirate Nation, your Pirate Football team will open their 2018 regular season this Friday hosting arch-rival Silver Creek in the Bone Yard.  The game is designated as a “Pirate Black Out” game; which means you’ll need an official Black Out T-Shirt.  Black Out shirts can be ordered for Friday Night’s game through Tuesday, August 14th at 8:00 pm; exclusively through messaging “The Shirt Lady” or Jennifer Benner via Facebook.  What even better, is 10% of Black Out Shirt sale profit will go to CHS Pirate Football!

2018 Black Out Shirt Price list:  $15 for S-XL, $12 for youth, $17 for 2XL, $18 for 3XL.

Again orders are being taken through Tuesday at 8:00 pm to be available for Friday Night’s Black Out game versus Silver Creek.  Kick-off Friday night in the Bone Yard is scheduled for 7:00 pm, tailgating begins at 5:00 pm.

Pirate Football Golf Scramble Moves to Covered Bridge

The fourth annual Charlestown High School Pirate Football Golf Scramble will be held on Sunday, August 5th; however this year the event will be held at Fuzzy Zoeller’s Covered Bridge Golf Club in Sellersburg.  This four-person golf scramble will commence with a shotgun start scheduled for 2:00 pm; with a meal at the end of the day.

Event participation is $80.00 per person or $320.00 per team; including 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, meal, and prizes.  Registration and registration fees are due no later than Friday July 20th.  Please contact one of the following to register:  Coach Jason Hawkins, at 502-609-1209; Chad Vincent, at 502-310-8855; or Brad Crace at 812-987-1356.  Thank you for your support of Charlestown Pirate Football.

2018 CHS Graduation to be Broadcasted LIVE

WPMQ, The Pirate Network and CHS student radio and television program, will produce and broadcast Saturday’s (June 9th) 2018 Charlestown High School commencement ceremony live beginning at 10:00 a.m.  “We would love for you to attend in person and honor our graduates, but if you cannot, you can view the live ceremony at the link below”, stated program director Melissa Stewart.  Use the following internet link to watch and listen Saturday using your computer or mobile device:

https://livestream.com/gccschools/chsgrad2018

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