Category Archives: Athletic Department

IHSAA Announces Classifications for 2017 through 2018

The Indiana High School Athletic Association has announced the new classifications for IHSAA member schools in six team sports for the next two school years, including 2017‐18 and 2018‐19.  Please note the classifications for baseball and softball will be released in coming days.  Please note that Tournament Success Factor points will still be accumulated in baseball and softball this spring and any necessary updated versions in those sports will be released in the days following the end of those respective state tournaments.  The enrollment figures, the total of boys and girls in grades 9‐12, were submitted by the schools to the Indiana Department of Education last fall and are used to determine the classifications in the sports of baseball, boys and girls basketball, football, boys and girls soccer, softball and volleyball.  Sectional groupings for each sport will be announced in early May following approval of the IHSAA Executive Committee.  Use the following link to view the classifications released by the IHSAA thus far:

Homecoming Ticket Special for CHS Students Announced

The Charlestown High School Athletic Office has announced a special ticket offer for CHS students wanting to attend Homecoming basketball games this week.  Ticket sales will be conducted at CHS Thursday during first and second lunch.

Students will have the opportunity to buy a five ($5) dollar ticket that will allow them to attend all 3 home basketball games this week.

Again, tickets will only be sold during 1st and 2nd lunches…this special will not be available at the door on any of the 3 nights. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Don’t miss this opportunity to support CHS during homecoming.

Lilly King’s Connection to Pirate Nation

LillyKing_GoldUSA Swimmer Lilly King stole the show during her stunning performances in Sunday’s Olympic breaststroke events; and those who didn’t know her name….do now…….world-wide.  Not only is the 19 year old Indiana native and Indiana University student catapulting into the hearts of Americans; she represents with grace and honor…..while keeping it REAL on a world stage.  Lilly won her 100m breaststroke heat Sunday morning (1:05.78) in Rio Brazil; then swam the fastest (1:05.70) of two Semi-Final heats Sunday evening to advance to Monday evening’s Olympic Final scheduled for 9:45 pm EDT.  While watching her swim, its impossible not to root for her; then watching her interviews on National television, it impossible not to feel her pride for her country.  Its contagious; but even more so for Charlestown Pirate Nation fans, especially who know her parents from high school days.  Lilly’s connection to Pirate Nation is both of her parents; who’s mark still exist in the athletic record books of Charlestown High School.  Lilly’s parents are Mark and Ginny (Ferguson) King, both Pirates for life, and who’s ten combined school athletic records still stand today.  Ginny continues holds six Charlestown Lady Pirate Swimming records, one of which is a relay team record; while hubby Mark still holds three long distance running Pirate Track records, as well as holding the second all time fastest Pirate Cross Country time of 15:29 in 1983.  Its obvious where Lilly has gotten her athletic talents and competitive nature; which is serving her and her country well at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.  The Kings live in the Evansville, Indiana; where Lilly was born and raised; and now loved by millions.  As it is obvious that her hometown of Evansville is proud of her, as well as her Bloomington college campus neighbors; but through her parents, Pirate Nation is proud of her as well.  Lilly is the perfect example of what happens when good people, do great things; even after being raised in small towns like Charlestown.  Best of luck Lilly, it’s in the air that this is only the beginning of your Olympic magic; Pirate Nation is cheering you on to GOLD!

CHS Fall Sports Practice / Try-outs Begin MONDAY

Reminder that all athletes must have a physical on file while also passing 70% of their classes in order to be eligible for athletic participation at Charlestown High School.  All Transfer students must fill out a Transfer form in the athletic office.

Volleyball begins Monday at CHS from 3:30p – 5:30p, direct questions to Coach Nuxoll at;

Girls Soccer begins Monday at Charlestown Middle School from 5:30p – 7:00p, direct questions to Coach Grover at;

Boys Soccer begins Monday at Charlestown Middle School from 6p – 8:30p, direct questions to Coach Wight at;

Football begins Monday after school at Charlestown High School, direct questions to Coach Hawkins at;

Boys Tennis begins Monday after school at Charlestown High School, direct questions to Coach Matthews at;

Boys and Girls Cross Country begins Monday after school at Charlestown High School, direct questions to Coach Doyle at; and

Girls Golf begins Monday at 3:30p at Elk Run golf course, direct questions to Coach Carroll  at

CHS Sports Physical Opportunity Announced

Charlestown High School will be hosting pre-participation sports physicals on Tuesday, July 26th at 6:00 pm.  Athletes from Charlestown High School as well as Charlestown Middle School are welcome.  The cost per athlete will be $25, and will be performed by KORT Sports Trainers.  CLICK HERE to Download and Print the new IHSAA Sports Physical evaluation form, which has sections that will need to be completed by parents and athletes in advance of arriving on July 26th.  Parents and/or legal guardians must be present with their son or daughter athlete and should enter Charlestown HS near the main office upon arrival before being directed to the gym for the physicals.

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