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Fall Sport Post Season Play Approaching

The 2016 regular seasons of fall sports are beginning to wind down and prepare for post season state tourney play, here are the dates you need to know in advance as details of all post season play will be posted on www.PiratePride.BLUE when official:

Pirate and Lady Pirate Soccer will learn their sectional match-up pairings on Friday, September 23rd between 8am and noon.  The Pirates and Lady Pirates will play in the Class 2A Sectional #28 at Floyd Central between October 3rd and 8th.

Pirate Tennis will learn their sectional match-up pairings on Monday, September 26th.  The Pirates will play in the Silver Creek Sectional between September 28th and October 1st.

Pirate Football will learn their sectional match-up pairings on Sunday, October 2nd at approximately 8:00 pm.  The Pirates will play in Class 3A Sectional #31 between October 21st and November 4th.

Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country will participate in their sectional meet on Saturday, October 8th, hosted by Southwestern High School in Hanover, Indiana.

Lady Pirate Volleyball will learn their sectional match-up pairings on Monday, October 10th, at approximately 8am.  The Lady Pirates will play in the Class 3A Sectional #30 hosted by Brownstown HS between October 18th and 22nd.

Best of luck to all Charlestown teams in the upcoming State Tournaments!

Cross Country Runs at Silver Creek Invite

XCscinvit2016Charlestown Cross Country ran the Silver Creek Invitational Tuesdaye evening.  Leading the way in 6th place was Freshman Carley Conway in a time of 21:50, and Junior Katie Rhodes in 11th place in a time of 22:42.  Top 25 runners received medals.  The ladies finished 7th out of 13 teams, but were without the points from our #3 runner Claire Mitchell, who was struggling from the heat and dehydration, and had to drop out of the race at about 2.5 miles. “If we can get everyone healthy and running their best in the same meet, we will finish much higher.  I don’t think that we have run a meet yet, without some sort of setback.  When it all comes together, we can be very competitive”, commented Coach Doyle.  For more information about Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country log on to www.PiratePride.BLUE/CrossCountry.

Conway and Rhodes Medal at Crawford for Pirates

IMG_4643The Charlestown Cross Country team had two medal winners Saturday at the Crawford County Invitational on a sloppy course!  Carley Conway finished 4th in the Freshman race, and Katie Rhodes was 3rd in the Junior race.  The event runs four races, Fresh/Soph girls, Junior/Senior girls, then the same for the boys.  “We had some good times today in spite of the sloppy conditions.  We haven’t got team results yet since it’s such a big meet, and how they do the four races.  No guys received medals, but I am seeing steady improvement.  They just need to get hungry and have a desire to always push, and never just be content! commented Charlestown Head Coach Jerry Doyle.

Cross Country Runs Well at North Harrison

IMG_1321Charlestown Cross Country traveled to North Harrison Thursday evening to participate in their annual invitational.  On a beautiful/perfect day for running, the girls finished 12th out of 20 teams. The girls were lead by Junior Katie Rhodes who finished in 18th place, who also had her season best time of 21:43. We had several ladies run their person best and season best times tonight. Senior Piper Clark ran her person best in the tins of 26:09. Freshman Claire Mitchell ran her personal best in the time 23:42. Sophomore Alexis Gurr ran her season best in the time of 25:26. Junior Kelsey Lakes ran her season best in the time of 25:40. Sophomore Samantha Matthews ran her person best time in 29:18. Freshman Carley Conway struggled midway through the race, but finished strong in the time of 22:59.

The boys placed 20th out of 22 teams. The guys were lead by senior Seth Parker, who ran his season best in the time of 18:54. Senior Logan Gurr ran his personal best in the time of 21:39. Freshman Josh McCoy ran a personal best in the time of 20:20. Other season bests include senior Darian Zeis (21:06), sophomore Drashaun Morrow (20:57), junior Matt Fellows (21:35), sophomore Harrison Adams (21:59).

Cross Country Ladies Sets New Bar with Coach

HokumKaremCharlestown High School Cross Country participated in the annual Clarksville Hokum Karem meet Tuesday evening.  The Lady Pirates placed fifth as a team, with the top three team partners counting toward the team score.  Highlight of the evening was partners Katie Rhodes and Carley Conway finishing in second place with a total time of 39:31.  Coach Doyle commented that the time was the best Charlestown time he’d since in his five years of coaching the Pirates.  Additional performances of note included Claire Mitchell and Kelsey Lakes finished 20th while receiving medals with Rhodes and Conway.  Lady Pirates Piper Clark and Alexis Gurr placed 25th for Charlestown.

Lady Pirate XCountry Finishes 5th at Seymour

SeymourXCInvite2016The Charlestown High School Cross Country team traveled north Thursday evening and participated along with ten other local teams at the Seymour Invitational.  The Lady Pirate team, led by a 6th place finish by Freshman Carley Conway and 10th place finish by Junior Katie Rhodes finished 5th as a team; directly behind Seymour, Jeffersonville, Brownstown, and Jennings County.  The course was very sloppy with humid conditions, however the Lady Pirates performed well in their season opener.  “Being that it was our first meet of the season, the girls were nervous, but responded in a great way under tough conditions”, commented Head Coach Jerry Doyle.  The Pirates finished 9th without Seth Parker (ill); but were led in a photo finish by Freshman Josh McCoy and Sophomore Drashaun Morrow.  “It was great to have Senior Logan Gurr join us this year.  I look for the guys to keep improving as the season progresses”, concluded Coach Doyle.  Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country will next run at the Bulldog Classic this Saturday.

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

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