Category Archives: Cross Country

Rhodes Wins at Providence, Lady Pirates 3rd

ProvidenceInvitXC2014The Charlestown HS Cross Country team ran at New Albany’s Community Park Tuesday evening, in the annual Providence Invitational.  Frosh Katie Rhodes led the Lady Pirates and was the individual girls champion; for her second win of the year!  Senior Whitney Andrews ran 4th and Gabi Gagnon 13th to round out the Lady Pirate medal winners!  The Lady Pirates placed 3rd as a team; even without their #3 runner Alysha Flaget, who was under the weather.  “Had Alysha been available it would have definitely been a different (team) outcome, but we want her ready for sectional on Saturday” commented Coach Jerry Doyle.  The Pirate Cross Country team was led by Seth Parker, who medaled by placing 13th during the race.  “I’m looking forward to Sectional and qualifying for another Regional as a team”, concluded Coach Doyle after Tuesday’s outing.

Fall Sport Sectional Information

Pirate Nation several fall sports are preparing for Sectional play, and so should you….here the 411 you need to know.  Boys Tennis and Girls Golf Sectional play has ended, and unfortunately Charlestown teams did not advance.

Pirate Soccer will be begin Sectional #27 play at Columbus East High School on Wednesday, October 8th versus Scottsburg with a 5:30 pm start.

Lady Pirate Soccer will begin Sectional #27 play at Columbus North High School on Thursday, October 9th (7:00 pm start) versus the winner of tonight’s Scottsburg/Coumbus East winner.

Pirate & Lady Pirate Cross Country will compete in Sectional #28 in Hanover (hosted by Southwestern HS) on Saturday, October 11th beginning at 10:30 am.

Pirate Football will compete in Class 3A Sectional #31 beginning Friday, October 24th.  The blind draw for the eight team sectional will be announced on Sunday, October 12th, beginning at 7:00 pm.

Lady Pirate Volleyball will host the Class 3A Sectional #30 beginning on Tuesday, October 21st in the CHS Sports Arena.  The blind draw for the eight team sectional will be announced on Monday, October 13th, beginning at 8:00 am.

Complete coverage of Pirate and Lady Pirate post season play can be found on www.PiratePride.BLUE and via the Facebook and Twitter accounts of Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting.  GOOD LUCK PIRATES AND LADY PIRATES!

Cross Country Competes in MSC Meet

AndrewsRhodesMSCThe Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country team met at Hardy Lake in Scott County, with Mid-Southern Conference counterparts, to decide and settle the final 2014 conference standings for boys and the girls in their sport.  The Lady Pirates (as a team) finished fourth behind Salem (3rd), North Harrison (2nd) and Silver Creek.  Senior Whitney Andrews was the top Charlestown runner of the day, finishing 7th while Freshman Katie Rhodes followed closely in 9th place.  Andrews and Rhodes, based on their respective finishes, qualified for All Conference Honors.  Rounding out the Lady Pirate results, Alysha Flaget finished 20th, Gabi Gagnon 22nd, and Erin Kimbrell 25th.  “It’s good to see Whitney Andrews getting back to form after her heat exhaustion/dehydration episode at Seymour, and good to have Gabi Gagnon back running well even with severe tendinitis!  All of the ladies ran well today in the cooler weather, with junior Molly Sumner running a personal best today” commented Head Coach Jerry Doyle.

The Pirate (boys) team did not fair as well during the outing, however Coach Doyle stated that he is “proud of the effort that the guys gave today in the cold temps, and with some very good runners in our conference.  I’m excited for next season when we can field a complete team, especially with 2 freshmen and 2 sophomores this year!”  Seth Parker did finish his MSC run in a time of 18:44, after breaking into the record book on Tuesday.

Hopson & Parker Enter CHS Recordbook

SethParkerNewPirate Football’s Senior wide receiver Cameron Hopson and Pirate Cross Country’s Sophomore runner Seth Parker; both after big performances over the past two weeks, have earned spots in the Charlestown High School Recordbook.

Parker, while running a personal best time of 18:11 in Tuesday’s New Washingtion Invitational, landed on the CHS All-Time Top Thirty 5k Runners list in the Recordbook.

Hopson, while catching three touchdowns during Pirate Football’s CameronHopsonNEWwin at Salem last Friday, tied Charlestown’s existing record for Most TD Receptions in a Game; also held by Joe Crank versus Floyd Central in 1979.

Congratulations to both Cameron Hopson and Seth Parker for their outstanding work in competition; while leaving their record-setting mark in Charlestown Pirate Athletics.

For more information about Pirate Football and Cross Country School Records, log on to www.PiratePride.BLUE and click on “Recordbook” on the sport home page of interest.

Lady Pirate XC Finishes Second, Parker Runs Personal Best

09302014xcThe Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country team ran in the New Washington Invitational Tuesday evening.  The Lady Pirates finished second to Southwestern, led by Freshman Katie Rhodes who ran second, with a personal best time of 20:14.  Senior Whitney Andrews finished 6th and Alysha Flaget 16th, both winning medals for Charlestown.  Rounding out the Lady Pirate scoring included Gabi Gagnon in 21st place and Erin Kimbrell in 29th place; also running a personal best time.  The Pirates were led by Seth Parker, who finished in 14th place with a personal best time of 18:11, and unofficially placing him in the record book at Charlestown!  Skyler Elmore, Darian Zeise and Matt Fellows all ran very well for the Pirates!  For more information about Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country, go to www.PiratePride.BLUE/Cross_Country

Andrews & Rhodes Medal, Lady Pirates 6th at Dragon Invite

LadyPirateXCSC2014The Charlestown Lady Pirate Cross Country team ran in the annual Silver Creek Invitational Tuesday evening.  The Lady Pirates team finished 6th out of 19 teams, led by Katie Rhodes and Whitney Andrews; both who had medal finishes.  Rhodes finished in 12th place and Andrews in 19th place respectively.  The Lady Pirates did well, even without their 34 runner Gabi Gagnon, out nursing an injury.  “I’m very proud of our runners, the field was full of very strong with some of the top runners in the area”, commented Charlestown Head Cross Country Coach Jerry Doyle.  The Cross Country team is scheduled to participate in the annual Madison Invitational this Saturday.

Rhodes Leads Lady Pirates to CAI Invite Win

LadyPirateXCCAIChamps2014Tuesday evening, the Charlestown High School Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country team competed in the annual Christian Academy Invitational; the Lady Pirates defending their 2013 title in the event.  Defend the Lady Pirates did, winning the invitational for the second straight year; largely behind the girls event champion time of 20:49 by Frosh Katie Rhodes.  The Lady Pirates placed five runners in the top 15 finishers!  Senior Whitney Andrews finished in 5th place, Alysha Flaget in 9th, Gabi Gagnon in 12th, and Erin Kimbrell in 13th!  “The girls ran a tremendous race with the cooler temperatures……(I) Couldn’t be more proud!, commented Head Coach Jerry Doyle.  The Pirates also had some notable performances at CAI, as Seth Parker finished 8th overall in 19:14 and Skyler Elmore finished 20th, both receiving Medals.  Pirate Matt Fellows set a new personal record and Darian Zeise ran very well tonight!  For more information on Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country, log on to www.PiratePride.BLUE/CrossCountry.

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