The Lady Pirate Volleyball team (7-4 & 2-3 MSC) traveled to Ramsey, Indiana Thursday evening for an important Mid-Southern Conference clash with the North Harrison Lady Cats. The night didn’t go as planned as Charlestown fell 1-3 to the hosts, to the tune of 17-25, 29-27, 7-25, and 20-25 in the best of five set match. “Tonight was a tough conference loss against North Harrison. We stuck with them in the first set and were tied at 16-16 and then we just completed fell apart and let them pull way. We started the second set the same way battling back and forth and was able to play tough until the end of the set to win 29-27. Instead of carrying the momentum over from that great win in the second set, we fell apart. We struggled some with passing and had several hitting errors. The third set may have been our biggest loss of the season so far. We came out slow in the final set, but was able to make it more of a match”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll. The Charlestown Offense was led by Senior Kaia Reid, who recorded 11 kills; and Sophomore Hannah Thibideau, who added another ten. Thibideau also had five big blocks in the stat book. Senior Chrissa Ledbetter led the defense with 15 digs and Senior Hannah Vincent was right behind her with 13 digs. The Charlestown JV also camp up short at North Harrison in the opener, falling 0-2 (22-25 & 16-25). “We enter a tournament this weekend with teams we have never played, so we will need to focus on our execution and what we are doing on our side of the court”, summarized Coach Nuxoll. The Lady Pirates will play in the Crawford County Round Robin Tournament against Springs Valley (9am), Mitchell (10am) and Crawford County (11am) Saturday at Crawford County High School. Crawford County is on Eastern Time, same as Charlestown.
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Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting will be live from North Harrison TONIGHT (Thursday) covering the big conference clash between Lady Pirate Volleyball (7-3 & 2-2 MSC) and the Lady Cats (6-7 & 1-1 MSC). Air time is scheduled to begin at approximately 7:00 pm. Jeremy Vincent, Frank Nuxoll and Chuck Ledbetter will have the call.
Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting will also be live from North Harrison (3-0) Friday night, continuing coverage of Pirate Football (1-2) beginning at 6:30 pm. Bud McQuillen, Brian Keith, Bryan Glover, Adam Tolliver and Chuck Ledbetter will have the call once again
As always, you can reach the CPPSB broadcast by tuning in at www.CPPSB.com, if you absolutely make it to the games. Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting’s coverage of Pirate and Lady Pirate Athletics is brought to you by Bill Broughton Trucking and Excavating.
Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball improved to 6-4 on the season after defeating Madison Shawe 3-1 on the road Wednesday (25-13, 25-16, 20-25, & 25-15). “A win is a win, but we did not execute as well as I would have liked tonight. Even in the first set that we won 25-13 we just weren’t as sharp as usual, and we didn’t communicate very well. In the second set we just traded points with Shawe until Kaia Reid went on a nine point serving run. The third set we started down 0-5 and couldn’t overcome the gap. The fourth set was better and we were able to win 25-15 to finish the match. We were able to play the entire roster tonight and everyone was able to contribute”, summarized Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll. The Charlestown offense was led tonight by Kiersten James, who finished the game with 11 kills while Maddie Nuxoll contributed 27 assists. Chrissa Ledbetter and Maddie Nuxoll each had 11 digs to lead the defensive effort. “We will have to have better focus in our conference match against North Harrison tomorrow night”, concluded Coach Nuxoll. The Lady Pirate Junior Varsity squad improved their record to 4-4 while sweeping Shawe 2-0 (25-14, 25-10). Charlestown at North Harrison Thursday night will be broadcasted lived by Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting beginning at approxiately 7:00 pm at www.CPPSB.com.
Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball (5-4 & 2-2 MSC) hosted Class 3A #10 Silver Creek Thursday evening in the CHS Sports Arena. Creek (13-2 & 4-0 MSC) coming off a solid win over #4 Madison and the Lady Pirates off a solid outing at Southwestern. Charlestown hung tough with the Dragons in the first and third set, but fell respectfully (19-25, 10-25, 16-25) 0-3 to the visitors. “Silver Creek has a good program and they are always a tough opponent to play. Although we lost, I was still encouraged with the way my team played especially in the 1st and 3rd sets. Before we played in the match tonight we set some smaller goals for our team in the areas of serve receive, kills and blocks. We were close to meeting our goals and I was glad that my girls did not play intimidated or get frustrated even when we struggled in the 2nd set. We will work on taking the positives from tonight and applying them to our matches next week”, summarized Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll. The Lady Pirates were led on offense Senior Kaia Reid’s six kills; and the Defense by Coyle Chevy, GMC, Buick & Coyle Nissan Player of the Game Senior Chrissa Ledbetter, who finished the match with 12 digs. The Charlestown Junior Varsity also fell to Creek (0-2) 19-25, 10-25; moving their record to 3-4 and 1-1 in MSC. Lady Pirate Volleyball is next in action next Wednesday at Madison Shawe and Thursday at North Harrison; which will be broadcasted live by CPPSB.
Due to the forecast of impending bad weather, including torrential rains for Friday, the Charlestown HS Athletic Department has announced the following schedule changes effecting Pirate Football, Lady Pirate Volleyball and Pirate Soccer. Lady Pirate Volleyball hosting Silver Creek in the CHS Sports Arena will begin at 5:30 pm Thursday instead of 6:00 pm (Junior Varsity first, followed by Varsity). Pirate Soccer hosting Scottsburg on Dutch Reis Field will begin at 5:30 pm instead of 6:00 pm. Finally, Pirate Football hosting Clarksville has been moved from Friday on Dutch Reis Field to Thursday evening with a 7:30 pm kick-off.
In another first victory in over five years, the Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball team improved to 5-3 on the season Tuesday evening by defeating the Rebels for the first time in at least the last six season 3-1 (26-24, 25-22, 15-25, and 25-18). “I’m super proud of how my team worked together and supported each other in the match tonight. Southwestern is another program we have not been able to beat in at least five years so this is a good win for us. We took a while to warm up in the first set and found ourselves down 14-21. After our second timeout we finally started to inch our way back into the set and ended up winning it 26-24. The second set had good rallies and defensive plays and we were able to pull it out 25-22. The third set we let down and allowed Southwestern to dictate was was happening on the court and they took the win 15-25. We had a several point lead in the fourth set, but allowed them to close the gap. We were able to hang on in the end to win the set 25-18 and the match. My primary passers, Chrissa Ledbetter, Hannah Vincent, Molly Braunecker and Sidney Goedecker did an outstanding job tonight getting the ball to the setter, and they also made some great defensive plays”, summarized Charlestown Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll. Chrissa Ledbetter led the defense with 31 digs; while Hannah Thibideau led the offense with 9 kills and 6 service aces. The Junior Varsity squad fell to Southwestern 1-2 (25-22, 22-25, and 9-15) after a strong start; just couldn’t find the offense needed to maintain.
The more the Lady Pirate Volleyball (4-3) competed against the home standing Lady Cubs (5-0) of Madison, the more they successful figured out their offense. Unfortunately, Varsity Volleyball is the best of the first five sets, so Madison ended up defeating Charlestown 0-3. The Lady Pirates surged during each of the three sets, leading several times but came up short 17-25, 19-25, and 23-25. “Madison has a good program with several good hitters and blockers. We could not get an offense going against them. We have to get better at mixing up our shots if something isn’t working. We did have pockets of plays where we played really good defense to keep ourselves in the sets. I thought we played hard and gave good effort, we just have to stay focused and consistent throughout the match”, commented Charlestown Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll.
Senior Kaia Reid led the Lady Pirates in kills with five, while Sophomore Hannah Thibideau added four on the night. The defense was led by Senior Chrissa Ledbetter, who finished the match with 17 digs. “We have had a long week with three matches in a row. We will get some rest and come back ready to play Southwestern on Tuesday”, concluded Coach Nuxoll.
The Charlestown Junior Varsity squad fell to a record of 3-2 after also falling to the Madison JV team 0-2 (12-25, & 7-25).