Category Archives: Cross Country

Tuesday’s Athletic Results Yield Two Big Lady Pirate Victories

The Lady Pirate Cross Country team had three pairs team up to place 2nd, 6th, and 12th to win medals, edge out Silver Creek 20-23, and earn the Darrell Kingery Hokum Karem Championship! Skylar Cochran and Ashley Wight were the second place finishers; Laney Hawkins and Jessie McCoy finished 6th; Jackie McCoy and Tina Ylipaa finished 12th.   Coach Doyle said, “This is a special meet for us to win, as Coach Kingery was a coach that I always looked up to and he was a true mentor to me! ” Coach Kingery was a beloved, long time cross country coach from Clarksville and Silver Creek who was well known throughout the community. A tragic accident while he was riding a bicycle last fall claimed his life way too soon. It was very fitting for this event to be named after an iconic coach.

The Lady Pirate volleyball team sailed away from New Washington with a win in four games. The Lady Mustangs came out fighting and claimed the first game 20-25.   Coach Tammy Nuxoll quoted,”We did not play as a team in the first set and it really showed on the court. They were able to pull it together in the second set and played more as a team for the remainder of the match. We were able to put together some strong serving and setters made good decisions on the court.” The Lady Pirates went on to win the next three to seal the match 25-17. 25-23, 25-12. They will face Henryville at home September 5th.

Article contributed by WPMQ Staff Member Matthew McCoy

 

Pirate Cross Country Standout Alexis Gurr Signs to Run at Hanover College

In front of family, friends, and coaches on Thursday evening, Alexis Gurr signed her national letter of intent to continue her cross country endeavors at Hanover College next year.

Nestled in 650 acres of a wooded campus and located on the banks of the scenic Ohio River, Hanover College is a private, liberal arts institution where brains and beauty truly intersect. Their rigorous interdisciplinary academic program with 33 majors attracts the best and the brightest from across the region and beyond.

The Hanover College athletic department sponsors 20 (10 men / 10 women) varsity sports, competing at the NCAA Division III level. Known as the Panthers, Hanover College is a member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, a conference comprised of institutions in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

When asked about her future with the Hanover College Panthers, Alexis had this to say: “Hanover is a dream come true and to have the opportunity to continue my passion for running only makes it better.”

Cross Country coach Jerry Doyle said, “I’m proud of Alexi for pursuing her dream of running in college!  I’ve enjoyed having the privilege of coaching her for four years, and I know that she will be successful at the next level. I see her desire to improve, and I know with hard work, she will attain her goals.”

The Charlestown Athletic Department and WPMQ, The Pirate Network wish to congratulate Alexis and wish her a healthy and prosperous future!

Article and photo contributed by WPMQ staff.

Pirate News and Notes: HS Heisman, XCountry, & Football

Congratulations to Charlestown High School Athletes Steven Delaney and DeAsia King; selected this week as school qualifiers for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarships to be awarded later this year.

Best of luck to our history making Lady Pirate Cross Country team, who after finishing third as a team at last Saturday’s Regional meet; will travel back to Brown County Saturday for the 12:15 pm Semi-State Meet.  The Lady Pirates finished behind Columbus North and Seymour, but ahead of Columbus East, Sectional Champion Jennings County, and host Brown County in the Regional.  Charlestown placed five runners in the top fifty finishers, led by Sophomore Carley Conway (10th), Sophomore Ashley Wight (26th), and Senior Katie Rhodes (33rd).  Check Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting on Twitter for updates Saturday, just after 12:30 pm.

Pirate Football will begin Sectional play Friday when they travel to Batesville for a 7:30 pm kick-off.  Batesville is located north of Versailles and east of Greensburg, approximately 1 1/2 hours from Charlestown.  Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting will broadcast the game live over the internet (www.CPPSB.com) beginning at 7:00 pm.

Lady Pirate XC are Sectional Runner ups, Three Pirates Advance

XCSectional2017Saturday the Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country team traveled to Hanover for the Sectional Round of the State Tournament.  The Lady Pirates, a strong favorite…..showed why, finishing runner-up to a very strong Jennings County team.  “We are excited to be heading to the Brown County Regional as a team! The ladies have worked hard all season, and continue to run well, as shown by the fact that we had four in the top 20, to receive All-Sectional honors!” commented Charlestown HS Head Coach Jerry Doyle.  The top four Lady Pirate finishers were Sophomore Carley Conway (3rd place/21:21.0), Senior Katie Rhodes (8th place/22:18.7), Sophomore Ashley Wight (10th  place/22:37.2), and Junior Alexis Gurr in 13th place/22:55.5.  The Lady Pirates scored 55 points, behind Jennings County’s 29, but better than Madison’s 73, and Silver Creek’s 136.  The Charlestown girls team will compete next Saturday at the Brown County Regional with high hopes of producing Semi-State qualifiers again.

The Pirates finished seventh as a team; however qualified three runners for next Saturday’s Regional meet.  Sophomore Josh McCoy finished 20th (18:22.3) and received Sectional Honors, Junior Drashaun Morrow finished 30th (19:26.2), and Junior Harrison Adams finished 35th (19:55.9).  “It was great having another year with a complete boys team, and I am looking forward to keep building on the foundation that has been laid, as we were a young team, with three freshmen, a sophomore and two juniors.  The future of Pirate and Lady Pirate XC looks bright in the years to come!”, summarized a proud Coach Doyle.

Lady Pirates Finish 2nd at MSC, Pirates 8th

The Charlestown HS Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country team traveled to Pekin Saturday morning for the annual Mid-Southern Conference Championship meet.  The Lady Pirates, among the favorites to win conference this year finished runner-up; however placed four runners within the honors of All-Conference and Honorable Mention.  The Pirates finished eighth as a team and saw Josh McCoy finish All-Conference and in a time the placed in the CHS Recordbook Top Thirty.  “It was a perfect day for running, however we came up just a little short, to a very strong Corydon girls team! We talked before the race about leaving it all on the course, and our Lady Pirates did just that! We had a couple of ladies set personal records on a very tough course. As a coach, that is all I can ask for, and for that, I am extremely proud of our team! Carley Conway and Ashley Wight received all conference recognition by placing 4th and 9th respectively. Receiving honorable mention was Katie Rhodes in 15th and Skylar Cochran in 16th. Finishing conference runner-up is a great accomplishment as we continue to improve year after year and build the program! We now look forward to next Saturday as we will compete in sectional at Hanover. For the boys, we finished 8th with a very young team. The highlight of the day was Josh McCoy breaking into the All-Time top 30 at Charlestown, as he is in the record book tied at 24th by running 17:56! I look for great things from Josh in the coming years! The guys continue to work hard, and have a desire to grow and improve. I am excited about the future of Pirate and Lady Pirate XC , as we have some very strong talent coming up through the elementary and middle school ranks!”, summarized Pirate Head Coach Jerry Doyle.

Lady Pirates Win New Wash Invite, Pirates Fourth

NWInvite2017The Lady Pirate Cross Country team won their 4th championship for the year, in really tough conditions, due to the heat.  Leading the way for the ladies was Sophomore Carley Conway finishing 1st, with a time of 21:29.  Coming in right behind her, and finishing 2nd was Senior Katie Rhodes, with a time of 22:39.  Freshman Skylar Cochran finished 6th, Alexis Gurr 9th, Kelsey Lakes 14th and Claire Mitchell 18.

The Pirate Cross Country team came in 4th.  Leading the way for the Pirates was Sophomore Josh McCoy finishing in 8th place with a time of 18:54.  Drashaun Morrow 15th, Camden Latham 25th, Harrison Adams 28th, Ty Crace 45th and Alex Settles 50th. The guys are continuing to improve!

“Overall we thought both teams did really well, girls bringing home another 1st place and guys finishing in 4th.  The weather conditions were tough, it was hot, but they all ran their best and we were very proud of each and every one of them!  Looking forward to conference Saturday!” commented Head Coach Jerry Doyle.

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