Category Archives: Volleyball

Lady Pirates Cruise to Volleyball Victory on Road

VolleyballJV2017aThe Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball team improved to 17-9 on the season Thursday evening as they traveled to Elizabeth Indiana to clash with the Rebels of South Central.  Charlestown swept the Rebels 3-0 (25-20, 25-18, and 25-22) and found them to be an improved team this season compared to last.  The Charlestown Junior Varsity team was also victorious, wining 2-0 over the South Central JV team in the opener (25-9, and 25-24).  The win brought the Junior Varsity team season record to 9-8 going into next weekend’s New Washington Invitational.  “This was a good win to end a good week going 3-0.  We had some struggles early in sets one and three, but were able to keep our composure and regain the lead.  South Central had a lot of scrappy plays, but we were able to capitalize on their free balls and missed serves”, summarized Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll.  The Charlestown offense finished with very balanced game stats, as Senior Kaia Reid logged 11 kills, Sophomore Hannah Thibideau 8 kills, and Freshman Kayleigh Smith seven.  Senior Maddie Nuxoll distributed 22 assists and led the defense with 17 digs; while Senior Chrissa Ledbetter finished with a close sixteen digs.  Seniors Molly Braunecker, Ledbetter, and Hannah Vincent also had a good night passing.  “The girls have had a long week with matches, including an emotional senior night, and finals this week.  This group has a difficult class load, and they always make me proud balancing a busy sport schedule and their school work.  They have earned a few days off before we go to the New Washington tournament next weekend”, concluded Coach Nuxoll.

Lady Pirates Sweep Borden on Senior Night

VolleyballSeniorNightThe Charlestown Lady Pirates hosted Borden Tuesday evening and celebrated its nine program Seniors.  After an emotional Senior ceremony held between the Junior Varsity and Varsity matchups, the Lady Pirates swept the visiting Lady Braves 3-0 (25-12, 25-10, 25-10); improving their season record to 16-9.  “Senior night is always an emotional night, but we played focused and in control the entire match.   All eight seniors contributed to the win, and I’m happy that they ended their last home match on a strong performance. This group has put in a lot of time and effort to improve their skills over the past four years and are great role models for younger players. They not only excel on the court, but also in the classroom”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll.  Senior Kaia Reid led the offense with nine kills; while Senior Maddie Nuxoll contributed 19 assists.  Sophomore Hannah Thibideau and Senior Molly Braunecker both had a good serving night.  Hannah had 21 service points with 2 aces and Molly had 6 aces.  Senior Chrissa Ledbetter and Molly Braunecker had a good night passing, as Molly finished the contest with twelve digs.  “Although we had our last home match, we are not finished meeting the goals we set at the beginning of the year.  We will come into practice to prepare for our match Thursday against South Central”, concluded Coach Nuxoll.  The Charlestown Junior Varsity team evened their record at 8-8 with a 2-1 (25-12, 17-25, 15-11) victory over Borden in Tuesday’s opener.

Lady Pirate Volleyball Tops Rock Creek 3-1

VolleyballSeniors2017bCharlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball moved to 15-9 on the season Monday evening after outlasting visiting Rock Creek 3-1 (23-25, 25-18, 25-18, and 26-24); the Lions dropped to 21-5 on the season.  “Tonight was a great match against Rock Creek with both sides leaving everything out on the floor.  I’m so proud of my team for the way they played together to pull out the win.  Each set was very close with some of the longest rallies we have had this season.  It was truly a battle back and forth for each point. Overall we had a decent night passing, and when we weren’t passing well Maddie Nuxoll, did a nice job of running down passes to put sets up for the hitters.  We had several good defensive plays by our backcourt.  In the fourth set, we found ourselves down 2-8, but everyone battled back and contributed for the win”, summarized Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll.  Senior Kaia Reid led the offense with 13 kills while Senior Maddie Nuxoll contributed 33 assists and 23 digs. Senior Molly Braunecker led the defense with 31 digs.  “We look to bring the same intensity to our last home match for Senior Night, against Borden Tuesday night”, concluded Coach Nuxoll.  The Charlestown JV team battled in the opener but fell to Rock Creek 1-2 (25-22, 24-25, & 6-15).

Lady Pirate Volleyball Senior Night Tuesday

VolleyballSeniors2017The Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball program will celebrate their nine Seniors Tuesday evening, in the CHS Sports Arena, between the Junior Varsity and Varsity games of their last home game hosting Borden.  The Senior Ceremony will take place shortly after 6:30 pm.  “These Seniors have been the backbone of Charlestown Volleyball.  Their commitment and determination have helped turn the program around.  These ladies are just some of the best people I know”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll.  During the tenure of these now Senior ladies, with the leadership of Coach Nuxoll, have brought the Charlestown Volleyball program out of years of one or two year victories to two years of nearly twenty win seasons.  The Pirate Pride Booster Club encourages all of Pirate Nation to attend, honor, and say thank you to this very special group of ladies.  Shown in the adjacent photo left to right (bottom row):  Molly Braunecker, Chrissa Ledbetter, Sidney Goedeker, and Kiersten James.  (top row):  Maddie Nuxoll, Hannah Vincent, Sam Crace, and Kaia Reid.  Not pictured is: Senior Team Manager Sam Tetrick.  The night promises to be very emotional; as well as, prideful for all Pirate fans.

Lady Pirate Volleyball Sweeps Past Visiting Austin

volleyballjamesThe Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball team improved to 14-8 & 4-4 MSC Monday evening after sweeping visiting Austin three sets to nil.  Charlestown won 25-14, 25-8, and 25-14; as the Lady Pirates started and ended strong in a three set win over conference opponent Austin.  “I was very pleased with our focus and control throughout the entire match.  We were without one of our starters, but Sam Crace and Korea Tutt did an outstanding job of stepping up.  All of our main hitters, Kaia Reid, Hannah Thibideau, Kiersten James, and Kayleigh Smith did a great job of making smart shots and finding ways to score. Maddie Nuxoll did a nice job of mixing up the sets and Hannah Vincent, Chrissa Ledbetter and Sidney Goedeker did a terrific job with passing and defense. Very proud of our play tonight and look to continue it in our conference match against Scottsburg on Thursday”, summarized Coach Tammy Nuxoll.  The Charlestown JV team was also successful versus Austin in the opener Monday evening, winning the best of three match 25-15, 24-25, and 15-13.  Listen to the varsity game broadcast by going to and clicking on the archived broadcast schedule.


Volleyball Doubles Up on Kills, Tops Salem

volleyball-Ledbetter2The Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball team (11-6 & 3-4 MSC) continued a busy week, playing for the third consecutive night in advance of Saturday’s Borden Invitational.  Thursday evening the Lady Pirates earned an important conference victory by dispatching  visiting Salem 3-0 (25-15, 25-11, & 25-23).  “Overall, I was pleased with our performance tonight against our conference opponent.  We played very well in the first two sets and played in control.  Our offense played strong, despite Salem’s good defense, and continued to wear them down”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll.  During the second set, Sophomore Hannah Thibideau had a good serving run with 9 service points and Senior Kaia Reid had a ten point service run in the third set.  Charlestown allowed Salem to come back in the third set, but hung on to finish the match.  Senior Kaia Reid had a great night offensively with 15 kills; and was named the Coyle Chevy, Buick, GMC and Coyle Nissan Player of the Game by Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting.  Senior Maddie Nuxoll contributed 28 assists and Senior Chrissa Ledbetter led the defense with 14 digs.  “I hope we can carry this momentum into our tournament this weekend at Borden”, concluded Coach Nuxoll.  The CHS Junior Varisty squad evened their record at 6-6 by dropping their contest against Salem 0-2 (17-25, & 17-25).  Follow CPPSB on Twitter for set by set updates on Lady Pirate play in Saturday’s Borden Invitational, a tourney Charlestown returns as the defending Champions.


Lady Pirates Sweep Lanesville in Volleyball

volleyball-VincentCharlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball traveled to Lanesville Wednesday evening for a non-conference match with the Eagles.  Charlestown (10-6) got it’s tenth victory of the season after sweeping Lanesville 3-0 (25-16, 27-25, 25-12).  “It was good to get a win tonight and have pockets of some solid performance.  We started off slow and found ourselves down 13-16 before Senior Hannah Vincent came up to serve 12 straight points to help us win 25-16.  The second set we just battled back and forth with them but were able to win the close set. The third set we were more in control and took an early 8-2 lead and was able to keep it.  Hannah Vincent really stepped up and helped us with her serving having 20 service points on the night.  Chrissa Ledbetter had some great hustle on defense and came up with some big digs.  Molly Braunecker and Maddie Nuxoll also had a good defensive night”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll.

Senior Kaia Reid led the offense with 17 kills and Nuxoll had 24 assists.  “It been a long week but we will need to keep pushing forward for our third match of the week tomorrow against Salem”, concluded Coach Nuxoll.  The Charlestown JV squad got their second straight win, improving to 6-5 on the season with a 2-0 win over Lanesville (25-20, & 25-19).

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