Category Archives: Cross Country

Pirate Cross Country Run Well at Scottsburg

The Charlestown Cross Country teams traveled to and participated in the annual Scottsburg Invitational Tuesday evening.  The Lady Pirates finished third overall, led by Frosh Katie Rhodes’ 8th place run, with a personal best time of 21:53.  Whitney Andrews also ran well, finishing in 18th place.  The Lady Pirates finished behind Silver Creek and Salem, only 12 points out of second.  The Scottsburg Invitational was held at Hardy Lake in Scott County.  For more information about the Charlestown HS Cross Country teams, go to

Lady Pirates Place 6th at Cougar Classic, Three Medal!

IMG_1427.JPGThe Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country teams competed in North Harrison’s annual Cougar Classic Thursday evening; among at least twenty other schools and over 400 runners.  The Lady Pirates finished in 6th place as a team, with three runners earning medal finishes.  Whitney Andrews finished 20th, Katie Rhodes 23rd, and Gabi Gagnon in 26th place; again against hundreds of runners.  The Charlestown Lady Pirates, as a team, were only beaten out of first place by Jasper, Bedford-North Lawerence, North Harrison and New Albany.  Head Coach Jerry Doyle stated “I couldn’t be more proud of the hard work these ladies are putting in!”

Cross Country will be in action again next Tuesday in the Scottsburg Invitational; and will be fund raising for their program this Saturday with a Yard Sale and Bake Sale at the Charlestown High School parking lot from 9am to 2pm, and a Car Wash at the Charlestown Firehouse on Park St from 11am to 2pm.  For more information about Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country, log on to www.PiratePride.BLUE/CrossCountry.

CHS Cross Country to Fund Raise Saturday

The Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross-Country teams will hold a fund raiser Yard Sale and Bake Sale at the Charlestown High School parking lot on Saturday September 6th from 9am to 2pm, and a fund raiser Car Wash at the Charlestown Firehouse on Park St from 11am to 2pm.  Pirate Nation, come and support the fundraising efforts of these student-athletes!  Thanks in advance!  Go Pirate XC!!

Two Charlestown XC Teams Medal at Hokum Karem

On another hot and very humid evening, the Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country teams traveled to Sellersburg for the Darryl Kingery Hokum Karem meet.  In the team format ( 2 runners are a team ), the Charlestown team of Whitney Andrews/ Katie Rhodes placed 6th overall and Alysha Flaget/Gabrielle Gagnon placed 10th to earn medals!  On the boys side it was Seth Parker/Skyler Elmore placing 22nd to earn a medal! ( top 25 earn medals ).  One spot out of medal contention was Molly Sumner/Erin Kimbrell in 26th. The Hokum Karem format is a relay where each runner runs a mile, then tags their partner who runs a mile.  Each runner does this 3 times for a total of 6 miles per team.  “I also want to say that I am proud of Bree Ward/Isabella Golja and Matt Fellows/Darian Zeice.  Everyone gave it there best tonight in some very tough conditions!” commented Coach Jerry Doyle.

Lady Pirate XC Finishes 4th at Bulldog Classic

The Charlestown High School Cross Country team participated in the annual Bulldog Classic Saturday morning.  The Lady Pirates team, even without their #1 runner Whitney Andrews (in alignment recovery), finished an outstanding FOURTH place at New Albany’s annual event.  Charlestown was led by Freshman Katie Rhodes, who medaled in 11th place (top 15 received medals).  Just outside of medal contention, Freshman Gabrielle Gagnon finished 16th and Senior Alysha Flaget in17th place.  Rounding out the Charlestown finishers, Erin Kimbrell (24th) and Molly Sumner (31st).  “The ladies ran very well under very hot and humid conditions”, commented a proud Head Coach Jerry Doyle.
The Charlestown boys team, without Sophomore Seth Parker (nursing an injury), fielded an incomplete team; however Sophomore Darian Zeice, Freshman Skyler Elmore, and Freshman Matt Fellows all finished strong for the Pirates.

Rhodes Led Lady Pirates Run Well at Seymour

The Lady Pirate Cross Country team participated in the annual Seymour Invitational Thursday evening.  Freshman Katie Rhodes some recognition was the top finisher for Charlestown, running 12th to win a medal for top 15.  Whitney Andrews was in 6th position before being overcome by heat, 200 meters from the finish.  She was taken by ambulance, doing much better after 3 bags of fluids!  Freshman Gabi Gagnon also performed well under the heat, finishing 22nd and Senior Alysha Flaget 23rd during the outing.  Coach Doyle express being “PROUD” of all the girl runners!

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