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The Pirate Tennis team traveled to Hanover tonight for a non-conference matchup with the Rebels from Southwestern and earned the 4-1 victory, losing only at #1 singles in a tie-breaker. Steven Delaney lost 3-6, 6-2 (7-10). At #2 singles Alec Sipes won 6-1, 6-2 while Michael Gillooly rounded out the singles matches with a 6-3, 4-6 (14-12) tiebreaker win at #3.
At doubles, the #1 duo of Aaron Meyer and Chase Wray got the 7-5, 6-0 victory and at #2 Isaac Bates and Eric Wigginton won 6-2, 6-2.
Two freshmen, Gillooly and Wigginton, pick up their first varsity wins tonight and hope to fill the void that will be left when four seniors graduate from this team. Pirates Steven Delaney, Jacob Doherty, Aaron Meyer, and Alec Sipes will be honored on Senior Night tomorrow as they host conference rival Salem before heading into sectional play on Wednesday.
Silver Creek will host this year’s sectional. The draw was held tonight and the Pirates will take on Borden, a team they beat 5-0 decisively this season. Henryville will face Silver Creek. The finals will then be held Thursday evening.
Best of luck to our Pirate Tennis team as they wrap up the regular season tomorrow and do their best to make a deep run in the state tournament.
The Marching Band of Pirates is currently selling our annual marching band t-shirts!
This year we have had a lot of support with our t-shirt sponsorship program, with several new t-shirt sponsors and even new band trailer sponsors. All of the new support is already helping this year to be a great success and we are definitely ready for our first competition!
The T-Shirts are only $10.00, and all funds raised through our t-shirt sales go directly toward our band program to help with costs such as transportation, food, uniforms, instrument repairs, music, and drill. The front of the t-shirt features our 2017 show theme, “Carmen,” and the back features all of our community sponsors. The t-shirts are a great way to show your support for the Charlestown middle and high school Band of Pirates!
The City of Charlestown Parks and Recreation Department will host one of the biggest Pirate Pride Pep Rallys of all time, Saturday, July 22nd on the grounds of the Charlestown Family Activities Park on Park Street. The Pirate Pride Family Night with the Crashers features a FREE ADMISSION live concert by the Louisville Crashers, taking stage at 8:00 pm. The Pirate Pride Pep Rally begins at 6:00 pm before opening band 3-D starts live entertainment at 7:00 pm. Several Charlestown High School sports and theater booster groups will be selling food, drinks, apparel and other novelties as a fund raising opportunity; and the Activities Park Family Night Admission will be $3 for Unlimited Skating, Mini Golf, and Spray Pad use for all ages 2 and up! Pirate Nation, join Parks and Recreation, the Pirate Pride Booster Club, and the incomparable Louisville Crashers, Saturday, July 22nd, at the Family Activities Park; for some rock, roll, and Pirate Pep to kick off this year’s Pirate and Lady Pirate Athletic seasons.
The Pirate Tennis team improved to 2-1 on Monday night when they went to South Central and shut out South Central 5-0. At one singles, Miles Matthews defeated Austin Schoen 6-3, 6-2. At two singles, Tyler Massie defeated Cameron Read 6-0, 6-0. At three singles, Trey Woodward defeated Daniel Fischer 6-0, 6-2. In doubles play, Steven Delaney and Jacob Doherty defeated Henry Hentrup and Logan May 7-5, 6-1. At two doubles, Austin Smith and Zach Whitten defeated Chse Schoen and Brady Kuchenbroad 6-1, 6-0. “Both singles and doubles played well. Our singles were able to work on some specific skills during the match by hitting to different zones,” commented Scott Matthews following the match. The Pirates (2-1 overall; 0-1 MSC) will be back in action tonight, Wednesday, as they travel to Scottsburg. The match is set to begin at 5:30pm.
The Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball program, now beginning its second season under the direction of Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll; puts being competitive at the top of the season agenda. “We are excited about getting the 2014 volleyball season started; and although its a rebuilding year (after losing six senior starters), we are looking forward to a competitive season”, commented Coach Nuxoll. The Lady Pirates will travel to MSC rival Corydon Tuesday evening, and begin their campaign. Being competitive may be at the top of the agenda; while program participation is not a problem this season. The overwhelming numbers this season has made it possible to form a third team in addition to the traditional Varsity and Junior Varsity squads. The team returns three players with Varsity experience, a hand full of returning players with junior varsity experience, while adding a talented group of eleven freshmen with a variety of school and club experience. “We expect our upperclassman to provide leadership and promote team unity…..We also anticipate great things from our underclassman as they develop their skills” continued Coach Nuxoll. The program is obviously headed in the right direction after several years of struggling to compete. Tuesday evening at Corydon begins with a C-Team contest at 6 pm followed by Junior Varsity and Varsity match-ups with the Lady Panthers. Tuesday’s season opening results will be posted by Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting via Facebook and Twitter; as well as on www.PiratePride.BLUE.