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Lukes Runs 475 Yard School Rushing Record in 41-12 Rout

Charlestown Pirate Football (2-1 & 2-1 MSC) traveled to rival Clarksville Friday evening; with hopes of hanging a 12th straight varsity football victory on the Generals and make the all time series 27-22….mission accomplished.  Even though mother nature made Pirate Nation wait til her pregame light show was complete and put away; Junior Marion Lukes and the Pirates wasted no time when the game clock started.

Charlestown cruised to a 41-12 victory, leading 28-6 at the midway point of the evening.  Lukes was simply unstoppable and virtually ran the ball at will finishing the game with 475 yards on eighteen carries and five of the Pirates’ touchdowns; 320 yards on just ten carries during the first half alone.  Lukes’ total against the Generals set a new single game rushing record which had stood since Ryan Roederer’s 350 yard performance against Brownstown in 2000.

Lukes scored touchdowns on runs of 55, 49, 86, 51 and 77 yards; similar to the pregame lightning.  The Pirates also got scoring courtesy of a Devin Lukes touchdown, a Bo Braunecker two point conversion, and three Andrew Mattingly point afters.

The Pirate Defense was led by Sophomore Deke Brown, named the Defensive Player of the Game by The Pirate Network Broadcast on WPMQ 99.3 FM Radio.

“Marion really ran the ball well, looked like he was on another level this evening”, stated Pirate Head Coach Jason Hawkins of his Junior Running back’s performance.

The Pirates are back in action next Friday at home in the Bone Yard, against the defending MSC champs from North Harrison; the Cougars (3-0), who dispatched Corydon 42-7 Friday night.

(photo courtesy of Melissa Stewart)

 

Volleyball Suffers 2-0 Loss at Top 10 Ranked Silver Creek

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)

Girls’ Golf Finished 2nd Behind Jeffersonville

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 Boys’ Soccer Falls 3-2 to Tough Opponent Madison

 

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.)

 

Lady Pirates Outlast Lady Rebels in Last Night’s Volleyball Matchup

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)

Home of Pirate Football Player Signs On Sale Wednesday

Show your Pirate Football Pride and the distinction of having a player under your roof.  New “Home of Pirate Football Player” yard signs will be available for all CHS High School, CMS Middle School, and Charlestown Little Pirate youth player families this Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 pm, in front of the high school football field entrance.  These are double sided yard signs (with the adjacent design) at a cost of $10.00 each.  These signs have no dates or years on them so they’ll be good as long as the player continues to play for years to come.  Go Pirate Football at all levels in Charlestown!

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