The Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross-Country teams will hold a fund raiser Yard Sale and Bake Sale at the Charlestown High School parking lot on Saturday September 6th from 9am to 2pm, and a fund raiser Car Wash at the Charlestown Firehouse on Park St from 11am to 2pm. Pirate Nation, come and support the fundraising efforts of these student-athletes! Thanks in advance! Go Pirate XC!!
Own your own DVD video copy of Saturday’s Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase, including the thrilling Charlestown v. Brownstown game, by completing an order form (link below) and sending a $20 check or money order, payable to Compton Strategies, 12270 Sydney Bay Court, Indianapolis, IN 46236. Compton Strategies is the marketing company which produced Saturday’s Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase, and who invited Charlestown to hold their Brownstown home football game in conjunction with the before mentioned event.
Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball held twelve non-mandatory conditioning sessions during the month of August. The program would like to recognize Freshman Kaci Williams and Senior Tiffany Clausen (shown in photo), who both had 100% perfect attendance during August conditioning. An additional shout out goes to Senior Kaitlynn Henning and Junior Lexi Logsdon, who finished the month with a 92% attendance rating (11 out of 12 sessions). Lady Pirate Basketball September conditioning will start Tuesday, the 2nd, 3:30 pm, in the CHS Sports Arena. Lady Pirate Basketball conditioning session are open to any female student grades 7th-12th. For more information, contact Coach Michael Prichard at MPrichard@gcs.k12.in.us.
The game was as emotional as any rivalry game you can find, and the setting and atmosphere was nothing short of story-book style. The Charlestown Pirate Football team, in the opinions of most statewide procrastinators, wasn’t expected to finish Saturday’s Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase within forty points of Class 3A #5 Brownstown……but that’s definitely not what type of game was played. Brownstown Head Coach Reed May was quoted in local media stories, regarding Saturday’s game, indicating that his team didn’t “want the game” as much as the Pirates did, until the end. Excuses can be made all day long; but to witnesses who watched the entire game between Charlestown and Brownstown, in the house that “Peyton built”, know different. The Charlestown coaching staff, under new head coach Darin Ward, prepared a well designed attack of the senior laiden Braves; and made more than just a game of it. The Pirates (1-1 & 0-1 MSC) and Braves both punted on their opening drives, before Sophomore Antonyo Gaddie capped a 13 play 97 yard drive with a one yard score (PAT failed). Brownstown (2-0 & 1-0 MSC) then scored on their next possession, with 10:26 remaining in the second quarter. Drives for both teams stalled twice leaving a 7-6 Brave advantage at the half. Charlestown forced the Braves to punt after five plays to start the second half, but the Pirates fumbled the return and set up a three play seven yard touchdown drive for Brownstown. Both teams stalled on two drives until late in the fourth when Charlestown recovered a Brave fumble at the three yard line; and scored on another Gaddie touchdown run. The conversion failed making the score 14-12 Brownstown with 2:35 remaining in the game. Charlestown’s Quinton Fetz executed a perfect on side kick, leading the Pirates to a two play 46 yard drive that ended with a Gaddie 23 yard touchdown run. The drive took 14 seconds of the clock and gave the Pirates a six point lead. Brownstown scored again with two clicks left and nailed the extra point to survive with a 21-20 win. Gaddie was named the Coyle Chevy, Buick, GMC and Coyle Nissan Player of the Game; finishing with 185 yards of rushing on 30 carries and three touchdowns. Senior Jason Houchens was named the Defensive Player of the Game after finishing with 12 tackles. The Pirates will travel to Clarksville Friday to continue MSC play.
Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting, the exclusive voice of Pirate and Lady Pirate Athletics since 2008, will broadcast Pirate Football’s game in Saturday’s Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase. The Class 3A #16 Pirates will clash with the Class 3A #5 Brownstown Braves, in Mid-Southern Conference action, at approximately 2:40 pm, on Saturday, August 30th. The Pirates and the Braves both opened their 2014 regular season last week with shutout wins, Charlestown 21-0 over Madison while Brownstown defeated Paoli 38-0. The Braves currently have a one game (24-23) all-time football series advantage. The Pirates and the Braves are the last two out right Mid-Southern Conference and Sectional #31 Champions.
Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting, including Bud McQuillen’s play-by-play, Brian Keith’s analysis, and Bryan Glover’s sideline reporting, will go live from Lucas Oil Stadium, at 2:00 pm Saturday. Anyone can listen to Pirate Pride Sports’ live coverage over the internet at www.CPPSB.com; on your smart phone or mobile device using the Apple, Amazon or Google CPPSB app; or even in Charlestown on 88.7 FM radio.
Saturday’s broadcast, as usual, will feature guest interviews, play-by-play game analysis, game stats, and the naming of the game’s Coyle Chevy, Buick, GMC and Coyle Nissan Offensive and Defensive Players of the Game. The anchor sponsors of Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting, are Bill Broughton Trucking and Excavating, Fields Custom Cabinets, Grayson Funeral Homes, the Charlestown Pizza Company, Coyle Chevy, Buick, GMC and Coyle Nissan, Subway, McDonalds, and Taco Bell.
Lucas Oil Stadium, located in Indianapolis, is the home stadium of the National Football League Colts; as well as Super Bowl XLVI and the 2010 NCAA Mens Basketball Final Four.
The Lady Pirate Volleyball parents will be selling raffle chances to win the official game ball of each of the 2014 Pirate Football home games this season, including Saturday’s Charlestown game versus Brownstown in Lucas Oil Stadium. Watch for Lady Pirate Volleyball parents walking the stands and setup at a marked table selling raffle tickets, $1 each or six tickets for $5; and buy your chances at winning a 2014 Pirate Football Game Ball. Raffle tickets will be sold until mid-fourth quarter before the drawing of the lucky winner is completed and announced. The game ball will be presented after the game is complete. The “Win the Game Ball” contest is sponsored by Backyard Staycations of Sellersburg and Floyd Knobs, Indiana. Check out Backyard Staycations for all your swimming pool, spa, garden furniture, and backyard recreational products. For more information about Backyard Staycations, visit them on-line at www.backyardstaycations.com.