Category Archives: Volleyball

Lady Pirate Volleyball Tops Shawe on the Road

LadyPirateVolleyballPic2017Charlestown 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

Lady Pirate Volleyball Battles, but Falls to #10 Creek

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.

Football, Soccer & Volleyball Schedule Changes Announced

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.

Lady Pirates Top Southwestern 3-1

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.

Lady Pirates Drop Non-Conference Match at Madison

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).

Lady Pirate Volleyball Tops Henryville in the Arena

For the first time in over five years, the Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball team earned a Varsity victory Wednesday evening hosting the Henryville Hornets.  The Lady Pirates improved to 4-2 by defeating Henryville (3-1) 25-16, 25-22, 14-25, 25-14.  “Tonight was a good win for us.  It is the first time we have beaten Henryville since I have been coaching at Charlestown. We started off strong in the first set and were able to capitalize on some Henryville errors. Henryville came back stronger and had fewer errors in the second set, but we were able to keep our
lead.  We were out hustled in the third set.  Henryville made some really great plays on defense and put the ball in strategic positions on our side of the court that we just weren’t focused or prepared for. We got back on track in the fourth set and played hard from the start. We were able to get a good lead and keep it. I was proud of the way we handled the final set”, summarized Charlestown Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll.  The Charlestown offense was led by Freshman Kayleigh Smith; who had 10 kills on the night.  Senior Maddie Nuxoll
contributed 20 assists and 19 digs.  Senior Molly Braunecker led the defense with 20
digs while Senior Chrissa Ledbetter added nineteen digs.  “We will have to come
back mentally prepared to play a tough Madison team Thursday” concluded Coach Nuxoll.

The Charlestown Junior Varsity squad had a tougher time with Henryville, losing their first match of the season 0-2 (18-25, 17-25).

Lady Pirates Sweep Mustangs on the Road

Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball improved to 3-2 on the young season after dispatching the Mustangs 3-0 Tuesday evening in New Washington.  Charlestown won 25-17, 25-17, 25-21 in what were largely contested sets throughout the match.  “Playing New Washington is always a good game because of the rivalry between schools.  We did a good job tonight of getting an early lead and keeping it despite point surges by New Washington.  We had a pretty good serving game which kept New Washington from running a faster offense.  I like how we stayed focused and were able to win in three” summarized lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll.  Senior Kaia Reid started the first set with strong hittin, finishing the first set with five kills before  ending the match with eleven total kills.  Senior Maddie Nuxoll helped the offense with twenty assists; while Senior Chrissa Ledbetter led the defense with 12 digs.  Nuxoll also contributed ten digs on defense.

The Lady Pirate Junior Varsity squad improved their season record to 2-0 by handily defeating the Mustang JV team 2-0 (25-10 & 25-8).

Charlestown will host Henryville Wednesday in the CHS Sports Arena beginning at 6:00 pm

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