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Pirate Wrestlers Claim 6 MSC Weight Class Championships, 2nd Place Overall

The Pirate wrestling team took runners up at last week’s Mid Southern Conference championships at Eastern High School. The Pirates won in six weight classes, placed second in two, and 4th in two out of a total 14 weight classes, 6 total schools. Freshman Ben Phillips; Sophomores Deke Brown, Colin Knox, and Manuel Ordorica; and Seniors Sean Baker and Peyton Hamm all won conference, while Freshman Jakob Lewellen; Sophomore Lucas Gagnon; and Seniors Austin Cooper and Mark Sherrill all placed as runners up; and Freshmen Carlos Lozano and Jesse Wheeler placed 4th for the Pirates. Team results are as seen below:

Special thanks to Dennis Gagnon for the photo submissions:

Article submission by WPMQ staff.



Pirate Grapplers Top Providence, 54-15

The Charlestown HS Pirate Wrestling team opened their regular season defeating Providence HS Thursday evening on the road to a 54-15 final.  Picking up pins for Charlestown were Darien Zies at 126, Mark Sherrill at 138, Logan Hurricane at 152, and Josh Rijos at 220 lbs.  Also winning for the Pirates  were Austin Cooper at 106, Ethanol Smith at 145, Blake Jones at 160, Sean Baker at 285, Charles Dickens at 170 and Jacob VanMeter at 182.  “We wrestled very well for our first match of the season”, commented Pirate Coaches on the win.

Snowy Saturday Charlestown Athletic Schedule Updates

The Mid-Southern Conference Wrestling meet, originally scheduled for the morning of January 23rd has been moved to Saturday evening (January 23rd).  The meet will start in the CHS Sports Arena (Auxiliary section) at 6:00 pm with weigh-ins beginning at 5:00 pm.

The Lady Pirate Basketball game will be played as scheduled in the CHS Sports Arena, Saturday night with the JV game tipping at 6:00 pm and Varsity at approximately 7:30 pm.

The Pirate Basketball games scheduled for 6:00 pm (JV) and 7:30 pm (Varsity) at Corydon Saturday night has been POSTPONED TO February 20th.

Pirate Grapplers Continue Dominance of Providence

The Charlestown Pirate Wrestling team hosted Providence for a dual match-up in the CHS Sports Arena Thursday evening.  The Pirates dominated the Pioneers to a final score of 54-21.  Pirate Results include Freshman Austin Cooper won by forfeit in the 106 class; Freshman Blake Miller won by forfeit in the 112 class; Senior Tanner Smith won by pin in 120; Freshman Peyton Hamm won by forfeit in 126; Junior Darrian Zies won by pin in 132; Freshman James Kastner lost by a pin in the 138 class; Freshman Mark Sherrill lost by pin in 145, Junior Logan Gurr won by forfeit in 152; 160 scored a double forfeit, Junior Dylan Fetz lost by pin in 170; Junior Calvin McClelland won by pin in the 182 class; Junior Jacob Vanmeter won by forfiet in 195; Junior Josh Rijos lost by pin in 220; and at 285 Freshman Sean Baker won by pin.  The Pirates wrestle again on Saturday at New Castle in a five-way duals.  “We could have wrestled better but we are very young; wrestling ten first year wrestlers in the varsity line-up”, commented Assistant Coach Kevin Zollman.

Athletic Schedule Changes & Reminders

The following events have been cancelled, announced today by the CHS Athletic Department:
-Junior Varsity Boys Basketball against New Washington, originally scheduled for Monday, November 23, 2015.
-JV Wrestling Invitational, hosted by Charlestown High School, originally scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday November 21, 2015.
Just a reminder that the Lady Pirate Basketball team will face off in a conference match-up tonight against Corydon Central with the JV tipping at 6:00 pm. Also, next Tuesday night, 11/24/15, is PACK THE HOUSE NIGHT! We need everyone in attendance Tuesday night for our Pirate & Lady Pirate Varsity Double Header against New Washington. Girls will tip at 6:00 pm and the Boys will follow! We have a lot of events and recognition planned for that night, make sure you are here so we can PACK THE HOUSE!!

Pirate Grappler Haynes in Sunday’s Indiana/Illinois All-Star Classic

BryantHaynes2Charlestown HS Pirate Grappler Bryant Haynes has been selected to be a member of Team Indiana in the 2015 Indiana/Illinois All-Star Classic.  The event will be held this Sunday, March 15th at Lawrence North High School, in Indianapolis.  The annual Classic will feature the two best high school Seniors from Indiana in each weight vs the two best from Illinois.  Bryant (43-5) wrestled in the 145 pound weight class this past Senior year, finishing with a Sectional Championship, 2nd place finish at the Regional meet, and 3rd at Semi-State, before losing to the eventual State Champion at last month’s State Finals.  Bryant is the first Pirate Wrestler to every be selected for this honor.  Congratulations Bryant and best of luck at the Classic, you are truly one of the greatest Grapplers in the tradition rich history of Charlestown Pirate Wrestling!

Pirate Grappler Haynes is Headed to State

BryantHaynesCharlestown Pirate Wrestlers Senior Bryant Haynes and Junior Zach Higdon competed in Saturday’s Indiana High School Wrestling Semi-State Round in Evansville.  Higdon’s season ended in an opening round 7-0 decision to eventual Semi-State Champion Evan Elmore or Avon High School.  Higdon finished the season with an excellent overall record of 40-6, in the 182 pound weight class.  Haynes, wrestling in the 145 pound weight class, opened Saturday’s Semi-State tournament with a 5-2 decision over Brownsburg’s Troy Owen in the quarterfinal round.  Haynes then defeated Evansville Central’s Hunter McCormick in a 7-5 decision before falling to Evansville Mater Dei’s Blake Jourdan 16-6 major decision.  Haynes then defeated Castle’s Patrick Schnell in a 4:21 fall for the Semi-State Tournament’s 3rd place, qualifying him to advance to next Saturday’s Indiana High School Wrestling State Finals in Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.  Bryant Haynes currently advances to State with a record of 46 wins and 6 loses.  Haynes began the State Tournament with a Sectional Championship and Regional Runner-up in the 145 pound class for the second straight year.  In 2014, Haynes advanced to the Semi-State and State Finals, however did not place.  When asked what it felt like to return to the State Finals in comparison to last year, Haynes commented “It’s so much better, more satisfying having the 3rd place Semi-State finish coming into it.”  Haynes stated the he felt his biggest challenge Saturday will be winning the opening match, allow him to place at the State level; which has been a personal goal.  Click here for more information about Bryant Haynes’ wrestling records.  Bryant is the tenth Charlestown Pirate to wrestle in the Indiana State Finals, Saturday he will attempt to become the third to ever place at the State Finals following Chad Tisdale (4th) and Richard Lanham (7th) in 1990.  Congratulations to Bryant Haynes and Zach Higdon, not only for their accomplishments in this season’s Wrestling State Tourney, but also for their outstanding representation of Pirate Nation.

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