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Pirates Crowe and Wigginton Named School Winners for the Heisman High School Scholarship

Congratulations to Lanae’ Crowe and Eric Wigginton for being named Charlestown High School’s female and male (respectively) Heisman High School Scholarship winners.

The Heisman Memorial Trophy is renowned for symbolizing the pursuit of excellence with integrity. The Heisman High School Scholarship, presented by Acceptance Insurance, extends the Heisman prestige to...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Claims First Sectional Title in 51 Years


Front Row (L to R): Dawson Boyd, Alex Wright, Eric Wigginton, and Clayton Rothbauer Back Row (L to R): Coach Matthews, Jackson Snelling, Nick Broady, Carter Getz, Brandon Broady, James Broady, Michael Gillooly

Members of the Charlestown Tennis team set a very specific goal...Read More »

A WPMQ SPECIAL FEATURE: Brandon Broady Tackles Type 1 Diabetes



Brandon Broady Tackles Type 1 Diabetes

By Lizzie Hill and Sara Abell

Brandon Broady, a sophomore student athlete at Charlestown High School, manages school, three sports, and Type 1 diabetes (T1D). It isn’t every day that a student is...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Downs Borden 3-2 in Sectional Semi-Finals

The Pirate tennis team avenged a mid-season loss to Borden in last night’s sectional semi-final when they pulled out three tight matches to overcome the Braves 3-2 in exciting fashion.

After losing the first set at #2 singles 3-6, sophomore Eric Wigginton was the first of the Pirates to emerge...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Sweeps MSC Matchup at Clarksville

Eric Wigginton at #2 singles returns a serve.

Coach Matthews and the Pirate tennis team traveled to Clarksville for a Mid-Southern Conference matchup and swept the Generals yesterday.

Senior Isaac Bates (#1 singles) won his match in three sets (6-4, 4-6, and 6-1). Sophomore Eric...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Takes Down the Mustangs 3-2 in Re-match

The Pirate tennis team claimed the home win last night against neighboring New Washington after previously losing to them just over a week before. Michael Gillooly won the only singles match for the Pirates, while both doubles teams of Jacob Roberts and Brandon Broady (1D) and Alex Wright and...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Blanks Borden in Sectional; Advances to Tomorrow's Championship Against Silver Creek

The Pirate Tennis team had a commanding win against Borden in tonight’s sectional at Silver Creek, giving up only 3 games to the Braves, and winning the match 5-0.  At #1 singles, Steven Delaney won 6-1, 6-0. At #2 singles, Jacob Doherty won 6-0, 6-0, and rounding...Read More »

Tennis Earns 4-1 Victory Over Southwestern, Finds Out Sectional Draw

The Pirate Tennis team traveled to Hanover tonight for a non-conference matchup with the Rebels from Southwestern and earned the 4-1 victory, losing only at #1 singles in a tie-breaker. Steven Delaney lost 3-6, 6-2 (7-10). At #2 singles Alec Sipes won 6-1, 6-2 while Michael Gillooly rounded out the singles...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Sweeps Corydon 5-0

Charlestown HS Pirate Tennis improved to 9-3 & 4-2 MSC Thursday evening after hosting conference rival Corydon and shutting them out 5-0.  Steven Delaney won #1 singles, Jacob Doherty won #2 singles, and Alec Sipes won #3 singles.  Chase Wray and Aaron Meyer  won #1 doubles and Jacob Roberts and Isaac...Read More »

Pioneer Tennis Too Much for Pirates

The Pirate Tennis team traveled to Providence tonight and played tough against a strong sectional contender, but came up short at #1 singles and both #1 and #2 doubles for a 3-2 match.  Seniors Jacob Doherty and Alec Sipes both came away with wins at #2 and #3 singles respectively. Jacob won his...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Dominates Clarksville

Charlestown HS Pirate Tennis improved to 8-2 and 3-2 MSC Monday after hosting MSC rival Clarksville and coming within one game of blanking the Generals.  Steven Delaney won #1 Singles 6-0, 6-0; Jacob Doherty won #2 Singles 6-0, 6-1; and Alec Sipes won #3 Singles 6-0, 6-0.  Both Doubles teams...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Sweeps Eastern in MSC Play

Charlestown Pirate Tennis improved to 7-2 and 2-2 in MSC play after sweeping the visiting Eastern Musketeers 5-0 Thursday night.  Charlestown was led by very strong singles play as Steven Delaney won #1 singles 6-2, 6-0, Jacob Doherty swept #2 singles 6-0, 6-0, and Alec Sipes won #3 singles play 6-1,...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Sweeps New Washington

Charlestown HS Pirate Tennis improved to 6-2 on year Wednesday evening after sweeping New Washington 5-0.  Singles winners:  Steven Delaney, Jacob Doherty, Alec Sipes  Doubles winners:  Aaron Meyer/Chase Wray and Jacob Roberts/Isaac Bates.  The Pirates are back in action Thursday hosting Eastern.

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Pirate Tennis Tops Austin 3-2 in MSC Play

Pirate Tennis improved to 5-2 and 1-2 in MSC play Tuesday while defeating Austin 3-2 at home.  Jacob Doherty won #1 singles play 6-1, 6-0; Chase Wray and Aaron Meyer won #1 Doubles play 4-6, 6-1, & 6-0; Issac Bates and Jacob Roberts won #2 Doubles play 6-2, 6-0.  Michael Gillooly and Eric...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Places 5th at New Albany Invite

Charlestown Pirate Tennis competed in the annual New Albany Invitational this past Friday and Saturday.  Charlestown finished fifth out of eight teams; as Steven Delaney finished 1-2 (5th) in #1 singles play; Jacob Doherty finished 2-1 (3rd) in #2 singles play; and Alec Sipes finished 1-2 (7th) in 33 singles...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Shuts Out New Washington 5-0

Charlestown Pirate Tennis hosted local rival New Washington Thursday evening and was able to improve their record to 3-2 on the season with a five nothing shut out of the Mustangs.  Pirate Steven Delany won #1 singles 6-0, 6-2 over Gavin Schindler; Jacob Doherty won #2 singles 6-1, 6-0 over...Read More »


Throughout the fall sports season, Baptist Health Floyd Sports Medicine physicians will offer evaluation and treatment of athletes with sports-related injuries at a Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic.

SATURDAYS, AUGUST 19 THROUGH OCTOBER 28; 7:30 a.m. • Must be signed in by 8 a.m.; at the Baptist...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Serves Up a Season Opening 5-0 Win Over CAI

The Pirates’ tennis team, under the direction of third-year Head Coach Scott Matthews, took to the courts tonight for their first match of the 2017 season against the Christian Academy of Indiana Warriors and won 5-0.

Senior Steven Delaney won #1 singles, defeating CAI’s Daniel Boesing 6-2, 6-4 . Senior Jacob...Read More »

Miles Matthews Signs with Cumberlands to Play Tennis

Charlestown High School Pirate Senior standout Miles Matthews recently gathered with family and school officials to official sign his intent to attend and play college tennis at the University of the Cumberlands in southern Kentucky.  Matthews, after his Senior season, was named to the 2016...Read More »

Matthews Named Tennis All-Star & All-District

The Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association recently announced that Charlestown Pirate Tennis Senior Miles Matthews has been named to their 2016 Senior All-Star team, representing the Southeast Section of Indiana; as well as to their 2016 All-District 8 Singles team.  Miles led the Pirates in #1...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Blanks Salem, 5-0

The Charlestown Pirate Tennis team improved their record to 13-3 (7-2 MSC), finishing third in the final conference standings Tuesday, by dispatching Salem on the road 5-0.  Miles Matthews won #1 singles (6-3, 6-3), Trey Woodward won #2 singles (6-4, 6-4), and the Pirates won #3 singles by forfeit.  In doubles...Read More »

Pirates Sweep Rebels 5-0, Play Salem Tuesday

Charlestown Pirate Tennis hosted Southwestern Monday afternoon for a non-conference showdown with the Rebels.  The Pirates put the sweep on the visitors, dominating to a 5-0 conclusion at Charlestown High School.  Miles Matthews won #1 singles play (6-1, 6-1); Trey Woodward won #2 singles (6-3, 6-2), and Steven Delaney took #3...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Tops Cougars 4-1

Charlestown Pirate Tennis traveled to Ramsey, Indiana Thursday evening to clash with MSC foe North Harrison.  The Pirates took care of business, winning 4-1 behind continued solid singles play.  Miles Matthews won #1 singles (6-3,  6-2), Trey Woodward won #2 singles (6-2,  6-0), and Steven Delaney finished the sweep winning 6-0 and...Read More »

Fall Sport Post Season Play Approaching

The 2016 regular seasons of fall sports are beginning to wind down and prepare for post season state tourney play, here are the dates you need to know in advance as details of all post season play will be posted on www.PiratePride.BLUE when official:

Pirate and Lady Pirate Soccer will...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Sweeps Hornets

Charlestown Pirate Tennis swept the visiting Henryville Hornets Wednesday evening 5-0 and improved their record to 10-3 and 5-2 MSC on the season.  Miles Matthews won #1 singles, Trey Woodward took #2 singles, and Steven Delaney handled #3 singles.  Jacob Doherty / Josh Copeland won #1 Doubles and Chase Wray /...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Tops Brownstown on the Road

Charlestown Pirate Tennis traveled to MSC rival Brownstown Monday evening and improved their record to 10-3 and 5-2 in conference with a 3-2 win over the Braves.  The match was tight, but the Pirates prevailed as Miles Matthews and Trey Woodward put two quick points on the board for the Pirates...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Sweeps Corydon 5-0

The Charlestown Pirate Tennis team improved their record to 8-3 overall and 4-2 in the MSC Thursday evening after traveling to Corydon and sweeping the Panthers 5-0.  Miles Matthews took #1 singles 6-0, 6-1, Trey Woodward handled #2 singles 6-2, 6-0, and Steven Delaney dominated #3 singles 6-0, 6-0.  In...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Sweeps Borden

The Charlestown Pirate Tennis team (4-2 overall; 0-2 MSC) looked impressive on Tuesday night when they swept sectional rival Borden at home 5-0 to improve their season record to 4-2 overall. In one singles, Miles Matthews took down Joseph Volstedt 6-2, 6-2. At two singles, Trey Woodward defeated Dawson Nale...Read More »

Pirates Finish Fourth at New Albany Invite

The Pirate Tennis team travel to and participated in the annual New Albany Invitational meet this past Saturday.  The Pirates as a team finished 4th overall, due to the following outstanding results:  Singles #1; Miles Matthews runner up 2-1 on weekend, Lost in Final.  Singles #2; Trey Woodward placed third, 2-1 on weekend with a good...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Sweeps New Washington

The Charlestown Pirate Tennis team (3-2 overall; 0-2 MSC) traveled up Highway 62 on Thursday night to face off with Clark County rival New Washington. The Pirates started hot and finished strong as they swept New Washington 5-0. All positions played well. At one singles, Miles Matthews won 6-1, 6-1....Read More »

Pirate Tennis Drop MSC Match to Scottsburg

The Charlestown Pirate Tennis team (2-2 overall; 0-2 MSC) stepped back into Mid-Southern Conference play on Wednesday night as they hosted Scottsburg. Charlestown played well, but were swept by the Warriors. At one singles, Miles Matthews was defeated 5-7, 5-7. At two singles, Trey Woodward was defeated 3-6, 2-6. At...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Sweeps South Central

On Monday night, the Charlestown Pirate Tennis team (2-1 overall; 0-1 MSC) faced off against familiar tennis foe South Central at Charlestown High School. The Pirates got off to a great start, and finished strong as they advanced to the 5-0 sweep of South Central. At one singles, Miles Matthews...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Shuts Out CAI in Opener

The Charlestown High School Pirate Tennis team (1-0) opened their season Tuesday hosting Christian Academy of Indiana at CHS.  The Pirates swept the Warriors 5 games to nil behind solid all around play.  Miles Matthews won #1 singles 6-0, 6-2; Trey Woodward won #2 singles 6-0, 6-1; and Jacob Doherty won #3...Read More »

CHS Fall Sports Practice / Try-outs Begin MONDAY

Reminder that all athletes must have a physical on file while also passing 70% of their classes in order to be eligible for athletic participation at Charlestown High School.  All Transfer students must fill out a Transfer form in the athletic office.

Volleyball begins Monday at CHS from 3:30p – 5:30p,...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Advances to Thursday's Sectional Final

The Charlestown Pirate Tennis team opened Sectional play Wednesday at Silver Creek against the Henryville Hornets.  Charlestown advances to Thursday’s 4:30 pm Sectional Final versus the host Silver Creek Dragons; after defeating Henryville 3-2.  Pirate results versus the Hornets are as follows:  Miles Matthews won #1 singles, 6-0, 6-1; Tyler...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Handles Southwestern, 5-0

The Charlestown Pirate Tennis team made quick work of Southwestern Monday, defeating the home standing rebels 5-0.  The win improved the Pirates’ record to 12-3 (6-2 MSC) as they prepare for their final conference match today (Tuesday) hosting Salem.  Pirate winners at Southwestern Monday included:  Miles Matthews in #1 singles,...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Throttles Cougars

Charlestown Pirate Tennis hosted a swept the visiting North Harrison Cougars in conference play Thursday evening 5-0.  The improve their record to 11-3 and 6-2 in MSC play with one conference match with versus Salem Tuesday at home.  Miles Matthews won #1 singles 6-1, 6-0; Tyler Massie won #2 singles 6-2,...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Stays Hot, Tops Henryville 3-2

The Charlestown Pirate Tennis team traveled to Henryville Wednesday evening for an out of conference match, handing the host Hornets just their third loss of the season.  The Pirates improved their record to 10-3 (5-2 MSC), now winners of eight out of their last nine dual matches.  Pirate winners at...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Hosting North Harrison Moved to Thursday

Charlestown Pirate Tennis hosting North Harrison has been moved from its originally scheduled date on Friday to this Thursday, September, 24th beginning at 6:00 pm.

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Pirate Tennis Upends Brownstown

Charlestown Pirate Tennis hosted conference rival Brownstown Monday evening and improving their record to 9-3 overall and 5-2 in MSC play with a 3-2 win over the visiting Braves.  Pirate results:  #1 singles  Miles Matthews won the #1 singles match 6-3, 6-3; Trey Woodward won #3 singles 6-2, 6-1; and the in...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Cancelled for Wednesday Night

The Charlestown Pirate Tennis match against New Washington for tonight has been cancelled due to weather. There is no makeup date as of now.

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Pirate Tennis Takes Down Borden

The Charlestown Pirate Tennis team, continuing to improve in the second season under Coach Matthews, took down Borden on Tuesday night in a match played at Borden. Miles Matthews fell at one singles, 4-6, 4-6, but the Pirates took the matches at two singles and three singles, as Tyler Massie (two...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Shuts Out New Washington

The Charlestown Pirate Tennis team faced off against county rival New Washington on Thursday night in the 2015 Pirate home opener. The Pirates continued their dominating success over the New Washington tennis program with a shutout over the Mustangs. Miles Matthews won at one singles, 6-0, 6-4. Tyler Massie won...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Falls to Scottsburg 1-4

The Charlestown Pirate Tennis team, facing their second conference opponent of the season, traveled to Scott County and competed against the Warriors of Scottsburg on Wednesday night. The Pirates (2-2 overall; 0-2 MSC) fell to Scottsburg (3-0 MSC) 1-4 on Wednesday night. At one singles, Isaac Everitt defeated Miles Matthews...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Shuts Out South Central

The Pirate Tennis team improved to 2-1 on Monday night when they went to South Central and shut out South Central 5-0. At one singles, Miles Matthews defeated Austin Schoen 6-3, 6-2. At two singles, Tyler Massie defeated Cameron Read 6-0, 6-0. At three singles, Trey Woodward defeated Daniel Fischer...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Falls to Silver Creek 1-4

The Charlestown Pirate Tennis team competed against their rival down Country Road 403 Thursday night. The Pirates were competitive against the best team in the sectional, according to Coach Matthews, but fell to Silver Creek 1-4. At one singles, Josh Newton defeated Miles Matthews (Junior) 6-2, 6-3. At two singles,...Read More »

Big Pirate Tennis Match Rescheduled for Today

Last night’s storms and heavy rain washed out any possible tennis match last night for the Pirates against Silver Creek. Therefore, the Silver Creek Athletic Department announced that the match will be made up tonight, Thursday, August 20th, at Silver Creek starting at 5:00pm. The match is the first conference...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Defeat Christian Academy 5-0

The Charlestown Pirate Tennis team, led by second-year coach Scott Matthews, opened up their 2015 campaign with a match at Christian Academy of Indiana. The Pirates opened strong, and finished with strength as they powered themselves to the shutout victory over the Warriors. At one singles, Miles Matthews (Junior) defeated...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Begins Sectional Play Today

The Charlestown Pirate Tennis team will begin Sectional #55 play today at 4:30 pm against Borden.  The Sectional is hosted by Silver Creek HS, but all matches are being played at Henryville High School.  The remainder of the sectional pairings include Silver Creek v. Henryville at 4:30 pm on Thursday,...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Defeats Hornets, 4-1

The Charlestown Pirate Tennis team hosted the Henryville Hornets in non-conference play Wednesday evening, winning four of five match-ups.  The Pirates swept singles play as Kyle Jackson defeated Emery Dieterlen 6-3, 1-6 & 6-4; Miles Matthews defeated Elijah Weeks 6-1 & 6-0; and Tyler Massie defeated Cameron Tanner 6-1 &...Read More »

Pirate Tennis Tops Mustangs at Home 3-2

Charlestown Pirate Tennis hosted their county arch-rivals Wednesday evening, the Mustangs of New Washington.  The Pirates were victorious, sweeping doubles play and winning 3 – 2.  Senior Kyle Jackson fell to Jake Zimmerman 6-4, 4-6, 4-6 in singles play; Sophomore Miles Matthews defeated Logan Miles 6-2, 6-2 in singles play;...Read More »