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Lady Pirates Improved, However Fall in Volleyball Opener

C-Team vs. Corydon (0-2) 9-25, 5-25  /  JV vs. Corydon (1-3) 6-25, 25-21, 12-15  /  Varsity vs. Corydon (0-3) 12-25, 19-25, 18-25

Overall, it was a positive night for our first outing. We lost six starting seniors last season, so we knew this would be a rebuilding year for us. We had several girls interested in volleyball this year, so we were able to form a CTeam. These girls are learning more and more each practice, and I look forward to seeing them develop as the year progresses. Tyrah Martin did a good job serving and playing at the net.

I was super proud of our JV girls. Most of the girls on this team are freshman playing in their first high school match. I think the first game they were a little nervous, but settled down to play solid second and third games. Chrissa Ledbetter did a nice job passing and playing defense for us. Maddie Nuxoll ran the floor well as the setter and contributed with her serving. Hannah Vincent was a “spark plug” on the court that gave the team lots of positive energy.

This Varsity group does a good job of working together. Although we lost in three sets, we improved on last year’s performance based on the number of points we scored. We are missing one of our hitters due to an injury, but the team was able to focus and still play hard. We had some break downs in communication at times and we were caught out of position in crucial moments, but I am happy that the girls didn’t just lay down when they made mistakes. Emalee Craven led the team tonight with kills (4), aces (2) and blocks (2). Emalee brings a lot of volleyball playing experience to our team. She will be a force to deal with throughout the year. We will need to work on our passing and setting accuracy to increase our number of kills as a team. Shelby Goedeker and Danielle Miles did a good job passing and playing defense. We hope to improve our performance as we head to Jeff High on Thursday.

Lady Pirate Volleyball Begins New Season at Corydon

NewLadyPirateSMALLThe 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.

Lady Pirate Volleyball Tryouts Announced

Charlestown High School would like to announce 2014 Lady Pirate Volleyball tryouts to be held on August 4th from 3:30-5:30 pm for girls entering CHS grades 9th-12th.  Students trying out for the team MUST have a completed current sports physical on file in the CHS Athletic Department to participant in any sport, including tryouts.  Sports Physical forms can be downloaded and printed from http://www.piratepride.blue/athleticdirector/athleticforms.  For more information about Lady Pirate Volleyball, contact Coach Tammy Nuxoll at tnuxoll@gcs.k12.in.us.

Lady Pirate Volleyball Camp Successful

VBCampPic1VBCampPic2Lady Pirate Head Volleyball Coach Tammy Nuxoll completed another successful week long summer camp for elementary, middle and high school girls last week.  Coach Nuxoll’s second year camp, with the assistance of her coaching staff and players, attracted over fifty girls between grades fourth through twelfth.  “We had a great week at the CHS Volleyball camp!  Thanks to all the participants who came and to all the CHS Lady Pirate players that helped.  We all look forward to seeing everyone next summer”, commented Coach Nuxoll.  Lady Pirate Volleyball practices will begin August 4th in preparation of the beginning of the 2014 season on August 18th.  Keep an eye on the Lady Pirate Volleyball sports page at www.PiratePride.BLUE/Volleyball for more information on the up-coming season, including the full schedule.  For more information about Lady Pirate Volleyball, contact Coach Nuxoll at tnuxoll@gcs.k12.in.us.

Lady Pirate Volleyball to Host July Camp at CHS

The Lady Pirate Volleyball program would like to invite girls entering grades 4th through 9th to attend the Lady Pirate Summer Volleyball Camp.  The purpose of the camp is to teach the fundamentals of volleyball including, passing, setting, hitting, and serving; as well as the basics of team play.  The camp will be held Monday through Thursday, July 7th through 10th, 2014, at the Charlestown HS Auxiliary Gym, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am (for girls entering grades 4th through 6th at a cost of $25.00) and 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm (for girls entering grades 7th through 9th at a cost of $30.00).  All pre-registered players will receive a t-shirt, same day registration will receive a t-shirt while supplies last. 

For more information, download the flyer at http://piratepride.blue/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/2014VolleyballCampFlyer.pdf or contact Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll at tnuxoll@gmail.com.

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