Congratulations to Lanae’ Crowe and Eric Wigginton for being named Charlestown High School’s female and male (respectively) Heisman High School Scholarship winners.
The Heisman Memorial Trophy is renowned for symbolizing the pursuit of excellence with integrity. The Heisman High School Scholarship, presented by Acceptance Insurance, extends the Heisman prestige to our nation’s most esteemed male and female high school seniors by recognizing and rewarding outstanding scholar-athletes who understand that the most important victories not only happen on the field, but in their schools and communities. These remarkable young leaders set the example and make a game-changing difference every day, paving the way to greatness for everyone around them.
Crowe is a member of the Lady Pirate volleyball, basketball, softball, and track and field teams; Wigginton is a member of the Pirate tennis and baseball teams and is a girls’ basketball manager. Both have advanced to the state round where those winners will be announced tomorrow.
Congratulations to Lady Pirate Volleyball standout Kylie McConnell. In last night’s Mid Southern Conference contest at Austin, she broke the single match ace record with ten service aces. The record was previously held by Kayleigh Smith and Savannah McClelland who each had nine.
The Lady Pirates were victorious in the five set match 23-25, 19-25, 25-11, 25-9, 15-7. According to Coach Tammy Nuxoll, “There were two hard fought matches won tonight by the JV and Varsity. Austin started the first two sets strong, and we struggled at different times with our passing, serving and offense. It just seemed when we did one area better another area fell apart. In the third set Kayleigh Smith got our offense rolling and then enabled other hitters to start getting better opportunities. Kylie McConnell also got on a great serving run in the third set to help our efforts. Once we started to get things going in the third set, we were able to settle down and play much stronger as a team. I was proud of the way we hung on and fought back after losing the first two sets.”
The Lady Pirates host Scottsburg on Thursday in another MSC matchup.
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Last night the Lady Pirate volleyball team hosted the neighboring Lady Mustangs of New Washington. Both teams came into the contest hunting their second win of this early season as Charlestown was 1-3 with a win over MSC rival Clarksville and losses to Jeffersonville, Corydon, and defending state champion Brownstown. New Washington entered 1-2 with a win over South Decatur and losses to Greensburg and Southwestern.
Lanae’ Crowe and Hannah Baker defend the net as Emma Obermeier awaits the hit.
The Lady Pirates came out strong in the first set and played well, easily capturing the 25-8 victory. Coach Nuxoll credited Emma Obermeier and Abbi East with a few good serving runs in that set. In the second set, the Lady Pirates took a 6-0 lead before giving up seven straight. Nuxoll said, “I think we got into our own heads a little bit and struggled making our own errors. New Washington isn’t a team to back down and kept coming at us.” The Lady Pirates then gathered their composure and went on to win that set 25-18. More strong serving from Emma Obermeier as well as Macy Vaughn in the third set helped pace the victory, 25-11.
Kayleigh Smith and Lanae’ Crowe led the offense with 7 kills each, and Kylie McConnell and Kenzie Baker each contributed 4 kills. Maci Vaughn led the defense with 11 digs and also had 2 aces. Emma Obermeier ended the night with 5 aces and also contributed 8 assists.
Coach Nuxoll concluded saying, “We hope to carry the positive play from tonight into our match at Henryville tomorrow.” Henryville is defending its sectional title this season and will enter the contest 5-2. Most recently they lost 2-1 to Hauser in the championship game of their own invitational.
Charlestown JV also won 25-12, 25-22.
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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.
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The Charlestown High School Lady Pirate Volleyball program will be holding its first annual Alumni Match and 2019 Team Preview on Saturday, August 10th beginning at 6:00 pm in the CHS Sports Arena at Charlestown High School. Spectator admission is $3.00 per person with proceeds to directly benefit CHS Volleyball. Activities begin with Volleyball Skills Contests at 6:00 pm, followed by an Alumni versus Alumni game beginning at 6:30 pm. The 2019 CHS Volleyball Team Preview will begin at 7:30 pm including a sneak Varsity versus Junior Varsity scrimmage. There will be plenty of Fun, Food, and Volleyball for all, while supporting CHS Pirate Volleyball. For more information or Alumni details, contact CHS Volleyball Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll at firstname.lastname@example.org or Alumni Players can register HERE.
Charlestown Pirate Volleyball will be hosting a summer volleyball camp at Charlestown High School starting Tuesday, May 28th and running through Thursday, May 30th. This camp is for boys and girls currently in grades K-8th of this school year; and conducted each day from 6:00-7:30 pm for K-4th grade campers, and 7:00-8:30 pm for 5th-8th grade campers. The camp cost is $30 per participant and can be submitted in advance (pre-registration) or at the door on the day of camp. Camp registration is available for download and print by CLICKING HERE. All pre-registered participants will receive a camp t-shirt, and as along as supplies last for day of camp regrations. Questions regarding this camp opportunity should be directed via email to Coach Tammy Nuxoll at email@example.com.
The Lady Pirates traveled to #3 in 1A Christian Academy last night and lost in three. Coach Nuxoll said, “CAI is a good team. There is a reason that they are ranked third in the state in 1A. We struggled with our passing and defense, but I felt like when we were getting passes and able to get good sets we were able to get some good rallies and hits against them. We also had some good blocks. Our offense was led by Kylie McConnell with 7 kills. Kayleigh Smith led the defense with 6 digs and Korea Tutt added 4 blocks. We will work on our defense and passing tomorrow to prepare for the New Washington tournament on Saturday.”
The JV team ended their season with a win tonight in three sets. Their overall record was 12-6.
Charlestown JV won 24-25, 25-12, 15-12
Charlestown Varsity lost 25-11, 25-15, 25-7