Category Archives: Volleyball

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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Lady Pirate Volleyball Splits Tri-Match at Brownstown

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball team (2-2 & 2-1 MSC) traveled to Brownstown Central High School Saturday morning for the annual rotating MSC tri-match with Brownstown and Clarksville.  Charlestown faced off with Brownstown first, falling 0-3 (12-25, 12-25, 13-25); before defeating Clarksville 3-0 (25-10, 25-16, 25-16).  Both games were broadcasted and archived by Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting at  Brownstown defeated Clarksville in the third match 3-0 (25-9, 25-7, 25-6).

“The first match of the day against Brownstown was a tough one”, stated Charlestown Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll.  “I think we are a better team than what the scores show, but Brownstown deserves a lot of credit for their defense.  We had some good solid hits, but their defense picked up everything which really frustrated our hitters”, summarized Coach Nuxoll.  Hannah Thibideau led the Lady Pirates with 4 kills while Kiersten James and Kayleigh Smith each had 3 kills.  Defensively, Hannah Vincent led the team with 10 digs while Chrissa Ledbetter, Sidney Goedeker, and Molly Braunecker each contributed 9 digs.

The Lady Pirates refocused after the Brownstown match; and returned more to early season form against Clarksville.  “We came out strong in the first set and continued that throughout the match.  One of the highlights of the match was our blocking”, commented Coach Nuxoll.  Hannah Thibideau, who was named Coyle Chevy, Buick and Coyle GMC Player of the Game; had 4 block assists, one solo block, and led the team in kills with seven.  Maddie Nuxoll had 6 kills and 21 assists on the offensive side of play.  Chrissa Ledbetter had a good passing game and led the defense with 12 digs.  “Everyone was able to get into the game and contribute to the win.  I am proud of the entire group”, concluded Coach Nuxoll.

Lady Pirates Battled, Giving the Devils All They Could Handle

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball team (1-1) traveled to Jeffersonville for a non-conference match-up.  Charlestown fell short of the victory, losing three of four sets 19-25, 25-16, 23-25, and 22-25.  Despite the loss Thursday evening, it was a really good match and the gym was really rocking with lots of great fan support on both sides.  “I really want to thank the Charlestown fans that came out tonight to cheer for us”, stated Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll.  The first set Charlestown struggled some with passing and it became difficult to get some things going.  Better passing in the second set contributed to a Lady Pirate win over Jeff 25-16.  In the third and fourth sets, Jeff took advantage of a substantial lead, however Charlestown was able to battle back to get with-in one point to lose 23-25 and 22-25.  “We were down 7 or 8 points and was able to battle back, but a little too late in both sets”, commented Coach Nuxoll.  Kaia Reid led the Lady Pirate offense with 15 kills and Hannah Thibideau was right behind her with 11 kills and five aces.  Maddie Nuxoll contributed 26 assists.  Molly Braunecker finished with 17 digs and Hannah Vincent and Chrissa Ledbetter both contributed 16 each.  “I thought Hannah Vincent made some good defensive plays to help us turn around some of those big deficits.  This is a good group and they will come into practice to work hard tomorrow for our conference tri-match with Brownstown and Clarksville Saturday morning”, concluded Coach Nuxoll.  Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting will cover both games Saturday, live from Brownstown, beginning at 10:00 am at

The Charlestown Junior Varsity squad improved their record to 2-0 by topping Jeffersonville in Thursday’s opener, 2-1 (25-17, 23-25, & 15-9).  “I was also really proud of our JV team to come out with a win in three sets.  Savannah Spencer had nice serving; Korea Tutt did a good job in the middle offensively and with blocking; and Sam Crace did a nice job distributing the ball as a setter, making some big defensive plays”, summarized Coach Nuxoll.

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