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Courtland Black Signs to Play Basketball at Spalding University

On Monday evening, Courtland Black gathered with family, friends, and teammates to sign his national letter of intent to play basketball at Spalding University during the 2019-20 season.

Spalding University is located in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. SU offers 15 majors and is the home for students who want to earn a...Read More »


Pirate Cross Country Standout Alexis Gurr Signs to Run at Hanover College

In front of family, friends, and coaches on Thursday evening, Alexis Gurr signed her national letter of intent to continue her cross country endeavors at Hanover College next year.

Nestled in 650 acres of a wooded campus and located on the banks of the scenic Ohio River, Hanover College is...Read More »


Pirate Football Senior Sam Burns Signs to Play at Wisconsin Lutheran College

Last night, Sam Burns of the Pirate football team signed to play football for Wisconsin Lutheran College in front of family, friends, and coaches.

Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) is an independent, nationally ranked Christian college in Milwaukee that serves 1,200 traditional undergraduate, adult, and graduate students through its on-campus and online...Read More »


Pirate Baseball's Brady Latham signs to play at Kentucky Wesleyan University

On Thursday evening, Brady Latham gathered with coaches, family, friends, and teammates to sign his national letter of intent to play baseball at Kentucky Wesleyan College during the 2019-20 season.

Kentucky Wesleyan College is located in Owensboro, Kentucky just 40 minutes east of Evansville, Indiana, 2 hours west of Louisville, Kentucky....Read More »


Samantha Matthews Ends Career 3rd on All-Time Scoring List for Lady Pirates

Charlestown High School’s Samantha Matthews ended a fantastic career last Tuesday evening when the Lady Pirates fell in a hard fought battle to Brownstown Central in their first game of the IHSAA girls’ basketball sectional. Samantha scored twenty points in the game to give her a grand total of 1,417...Read More »


Three Pirate Wrestlers Advance to Semi-State

Three Pirates will represent Charlestown High School in this weekend’s Evansville Reitz semi-state.  Colin Knox placed 3rd and advanced in the 120 pound weight class while Ben Phillips (138) and Sean Baker (285) both placed 4th and advanced. The semi-state will be held at the Ford Center at 10:00 A.M. Best...Read More »


Pirate Wrestling Advances 9 to Regional

The Charlestown Pirates wrestled at the Jeffersonville Sectional this past weekend. Twelve wrestlers participated, eleven made the podium, and nine qualified for the regional next Saturday, also to be held at Jeffersonville. Complete results are as follows:

106: Micah Keltner (5th)

**113: Austin Cooper (2nd)

**120: Colin Knox (2nd)

**126: Jakob Lewellen (4th)

132: Jesse...Read More »


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,...Read More »


Samantha Matthews Named McDonald's All American Nominee

McDonald’s unveiled their list of more than 800 top male and female high school basketball players from across the country who will have a chance to play in the 42nd annual McDonald’s All American Games and on that list was Lady Pirate Samantha Matthews.  Players from 46 states and the...Read More »


Homecoming and "In the Spirit of Service" Details Released

The CHS Student Council has released details regarding basketball homecoming week and invites any and all to join them not only in crowning this year’s royalty, but also in supporting their efforts to give to those in need.

In lieu of a traditional spirit week, the CHS student council is partnering...Read More »


Samantha Matthews Signs to Play at the University of Tampa

Recently Senior Lady Pirate Basketball player Samantha Matthews gathered with family and school officials to sign a letter of intent to attend and play women’s basketball at the University of Tampa.

Samantha stated that the day was a day she dreamed about since she was a child. She feels like...Read More »


WPMQ Sports Broadcasting Releases Second "Talk the Plank"

WPMQ’s Sports Broadcasting class recently produced its second episode of “Talk the Plank” a sports recap of recent events.  To find out what’s been happening in winter sports–boys and girls basketball, swimming, and wrestling–so far this season, watch their video below!  Then, be sure to follow them on Twitter @WPMQ993...Read More »


Lady Pirates Drop Heartbreaker at North Harrison 52-50; Matthews Joins 1,000 Point Club

The Lady Pirates entered the basketball game Saturday night with more on their minds than just a Mid-Southern Conference match-up. Having learned just the night before that a former assistant coach had suddenly and unexpectedly passed, the team was on a mission to honor Coach Chad Crace in their efforts...Read More »


WPMQ Produces First Episode of "Talk the Plank"

The Sports Broadcasting team for WPMQ has been working this first quarter of school to produce a weekly sports recap and today was the release of the first episode.  Students have made major improvements to the aesthetics of their news cast over last year’s “View from WPMQ” already.  Their teacher,...Read More »


Lady Pirate Volleyball Falls to #3 in 1A Christian Academy

The Lady Pirates traveled to #3 in 1A Christian Academy last night and lost in three. Coach Nuxoll said, “CAI is a good team. There is a reason that they are ranked third in the state in 1A. We struggled with our passing and defense, but I felt like when...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 Soccer Gets Big Win on Senior Night

The Pirate soccer team hosted Austin last night in a senior night matchup at Dutch Reis Field, scored early and often, and left the Eagles with a 10-2 defeat. The Pirates’ ten goals came from Elijah Cooley, Ian Flora, Jackson Melton, Matt Parrella, Eric Sipes (x2), Pascual Gonzalez (x2), and...Read More »


Come Out to Zaxby's for Thursday Night Touchdown Showdown

Attention, Pirate Nation! The Pirate football team needs your appetite!

Tomorrow evening the The Big X Sports from WXVW will be live at 7:00 with Coach Hawkins, select Pirate players, and representatives from the Providence football program at the River Ridge Zaxby’s on Highway 62 for the Thursday Night Touchdown Showdown.

Here’s...Read More »


Lady Pirate Volleyball Improves on the Road in MSC Win

The Lady Pirates improve their record to (9-6 & MSC 4-2) after an impressive conference win on the road against Eastern (5-11 & MSC 2-4). Head coach Tammy Nuxoll was very pleased with her teams performance last night.

“We came out strong and Eastern made some mistakes to help us win...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 »


Band of Pirates Seize Salem Competition

Congratulations to our Charlestown Marching Band of Pirates, who despite the venue change due to weather, dominated the Class A competition Saturday at Salem High School.  Charlestown, under the direction of JoAnn Talley, brought home another FIRST PLACE trophy from Salem while also scooping awards for Best Drum Major (Lauren...Read More »


Lady Pirate Volleyball Runners Up in Crawford County Tournament

The Lady Pirate volleyball team traveled to Crawford County today for a four team tournament and came away runners up to the host school after beating both Orleans (25-15, 25-15) and Mitchell (25-21, 25-16). Coach Tammy Nuxoll said, “The first two matches of the tournament I thought we played well....Read More »


Painting for the Pirates at Earth and Fire Next Weekend

Do you love painting or need to spruce up your fall football party decor? What better way to do it than at Earth and Fire on Charlestown Rd. in New Albany, where they’ll give 10% back to our Pirate football team next weekend! See more details below….

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Pirates Run Over #6 Cougars 34-22, on Homecoming

Pirate Football improved to 3-1 (overall & MSC) on Homecoming Friday night, upsetting the Class 3A #6 and two time defending conference champs from North Harrison, 34-22.  Charlestown’s offense capitalized on great Pirate defensive plays in the second half to roll to a 27-15 advantage at the end of the...Read More »


Rally of the Year Helps Lady Pirate Volleyball Top MSC Rival North Harrison

The Lady Pirates rallied back from a 0-2 deficit against the North Harrison Lady Cougars in a classic MSC showdown last night. The Lady Pirates (now 5-5; MSC 3-2) came back to win three consecutive matches (18-25, 25-27, 25-19, 25-23, 15-11) after falling behind 0-2.

“I’m really proud of my program Read More »


McClellan Breaks School Record in Aces as Pirate Volleyball Defeats Madison Shaw in Three

 

The Lady Pirate volleyball team collected another win last night at home against Madison Shawe in three sets (27-25, 25-16, and 25-7)

Coach Tammy Nuxoll had this to say about the match: “We started out strong against Shaw with strong serving from Savannah McClellan and had a 17-7 lead but...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 »


Its Homecoming Week, Parade/Pep Rally Tonight!

Indiana’s longest running high school football Homecoming Parade will be held Thursday (TONIGHT), September 6th beginning at 5:00 pm from the south parking lot of the Charlestown High School. The parade route will include traveling south on Monroe from the high school, then west on Main Street before stopping on...Read More »


Lukes Runs 475 Yard School Rushing Record in 41-12 Rout

Charlestown Pirate Football (2-1 & 2-1 MSC) traveled to rival Clarksville Friday evening; with hopes of hanging a 12th straight varsity football victory on the Generals and make the all time series 27-22….mission accomplished.  Even though mother nature made Pirate Nation wait til her pregame light show was complete and put...Read More »


Girls Cross Country Medals Two at North Harrison Invitational

In a 25 team meet, the Lady Pirate cross country team placed eighth. Earning medals were Ashley Wight in fourteenth and Skylar Cochran in twentieth.

 

The Next meet is September 4th at Hardy Lake at the Scottsburg Invitational.

 

(WPMQ staff contribution by Lexi Eblen)

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Volleyball Suffers 2-0 Loss at Top 10 Ranked Silver Creek

In last night’s volleyball match at Silver Creek, the Lady Pirates lost 2-0 to a top ranked team in the state but it was not without positives from Coach Nuxoll.

“Tonight we played against a really good Silver Creek team. They are ranked in the top ten in the state for...Read More »


Girls' Golf Finished 2nd Behind Jeffersonville

Last night the Lady Pirate golf team teed off against the Jeffersonville Red Devils and New Washington Mustangs at the Elks Club in a battle of the three Greater Clark high schools. The Lady Pirates placed second with a score of 245, losing to Jeff who finished with a score...Read More »


Pirate Boys' Soccer Falls 3-2 to Tough Opponent Madison

 

Pirate Junior Michael Jewell commands the ball.

On August 28th, the Charlestown Pirates’ Boys Soccer team fell to tough opponent, Madison 3-2. The first goal for the Pirates came from Aric Hooker at 29:45, while the second goal was achieved by Bryce Wray at...Read More »


Lady Pirates Outlast Lady Rebels in Last Night's Volleyball Matchup

Charlestown’s Kaleigh Smith goes for the kill.

The Charlestown Lady Pirates (3-4 & 2-1 MSC) earned a hard fought victory against the Southwestern Lady Rebels (6-4)  25-19, 13-25, 23-25, 25-16, 25-12.

“Tonight was a hard fought match between both schools. We came off two hard loses...Read More »


Home of Pirate Football Player Signs On Sale Wednesday

Show your Pirate Football Pride and the distinction of having a player under your roof.  New “Home of Pirate Football Player” yard signs will be available for all CHS High School, CMS Middle School, and Charlestown Little Pirate youth player families this Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 pm, in front of...Read More »


Brownstown Street Closure Information of IMPORTANCE

Pirate Nation traveling to Brownstown Central High School this evening, Friday, August 24th, for the huge MSC football clash between the Pirates and the Braves; should be aware that Elm Street (along the visitor side of the football field and the easiest access to Brownstown High School’s north parking...Read More »


Vote Pirate Marion Lukes Friday Night Player of the Week

The Charlestown Pirate Pride Booster Club encourages all of Pirate Nation to vote for Charlestown Pirate Football RB Marion Lukes for this week’s Touchdown Friday Night Player of the Week.  Lukes was nominated after his 249 rushing yard-three touchdown performance in last Friday’s 32-14 victory over arch-rival Silver Creek.  Vote...Read More »


Lady Pirate Volleyball Opens with Hard Fought MSC Win

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball team (1-0 & 1-0 MSC) opened their 2018 season with a well earned and hard fought Mid-Southern Conference victory over the visiting Corydon Central Panthers (3-2) 25-21, 23-25, 25-20, 20-25, & 15-4.  The Lady Pirate Junior Varsity team also outlasted their counterparts (2-1) 25-15, 22-25, & 15-10...Read More »


Boys Soccer: Varsity Falls-JV Wins Hosting River City

The Charlestown HS Pirate Soccer team hosted the River City Jaguars Tuesday evening on Dutch Reis Field.  The Junior Varsity Pirates were victorious over the visiting Jags 4-2; thanks to Pirate goals by Elijah Cooley (2 goals), Joseph Jensen, and Michael Jewell.  The Varsity team didn’t fare so...Read More »


Lady Pirates Defeat Creek on Links

The Lady Pirate Golf team matched up with Silver Creek Tuesday evening, defeating them for the third straight time 238 to 244.  Charlestown scores included Andrea McCoy’s 57, Kylan Burke and McKenna Harbin both shot a 60, and Lizzy Hill a 61.

“We improved our team score by 12 strokes from last match. ...Read More »


Pirate Pride Announces Board Election Results

The Charlestown Pirate Pride Booster Club held annual elections in accordance with its constitution last night, August 13th, 2018 during a quorum in attendance.  I am pleased to announce our new team dedicated to the continued operation and growth of Charlestown’s High School’s Booster Club.  The results of the election...Read More »


#CreekWeak Black Out Shirt Sales Support Football

Pirate Nation, your Pirate Football team will open their 2018 regular season this Friday hosting arch-rival Silver Creek in the Bone Yard.  The game is designated as a “Pirate Black Out” game; which means you’ll need an official Black Out T-Shirt.  Black Out shirts can be ordered for Friday Night’s...Read More »


Pirate Football Golf Scramble Moves to Covered Bridge

The fourth annual Charlestown High School Pirate Football Golf Scramble will be held on Sunday, August 5th; however this year the event will be held at Fuzzy Zoeller’s Covered Bridge Golf Club in Sellersburg.  This four-person golf scramble will commence with a shotgun start scheduled for 2:00...Read More »


2018 CHS Graduation to be Broadcasted LIVE

WPMQ, The Pirate Network and CHS student radio and television program, will produce and broadcast Saturday’s (June 9th) 2018 Charlestown High School commencement ceremony live beginning at 10:00 a.m.  “We would love for you to attend in person and honor our graduates, but if you cannot, you can view...Read More »