Tentative Fall Schedules Posted

The Charlestown High School Athletic Department and Pirate Pride Booster Club have released tentative Fall Sport Schedules on the new Pirate Pride website, located at www.PiratePride.BLUE.  Links to the schedules can be located near the top of each Fall Sport home page, listed under “Fall Sports”.  The schedules are again tentative and subject to some changes in advance of the beginning of each sport’s official IHSAA season.

Not that Pirate Nation has or will forget, the week two regular season football MSC rivalry match up with Brownstown will be played in Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium, on Saturday, August 30th, 2014.  Kick off is scheduled at 2:30 pm, as part of a special four game day of Indiana High School football in the home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts.  Additional information for Pirate Nation will soon be announced, however several fans have already made Saturday evening hotel arrangements at the Holiday Inn Express, located across the street from the stadium at 410 E. Missouri Street, in Indianapolis.  The Holiday Inn Express contact phone number for available room interests is 317-822-6400.

Lady Pirate Basketball Announces Open Gym Dates

Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball Head Coach Michael Prichard has announced non-mandatory open gym opportunities for any incoming girls, grades 7th through 12th, who are interested in playing basketball. The open gym dates are set for Tuesday, July 22nd, from noon to 2:00 pm; and Thursday, July 24th, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the CHS Sports Arena.

Pirate Pride Way Brick Orders Renewed

PPway1Pirate Pride Way is located in the Alumni Garden area in front of the main office and basketball arena entries of the new Charlestown High School; designated for the placement of engraved bricks and stone benches dedicated in honor and support of individual interests of Charlestown High School.  Pirate Pride Way is also a Pirate Pride Booster Club fund raiser, providing all friends of Charlestown High School an opportunity to permanently show their support of our new high school. Pirate Pride encourages everyone associated with Charlestown High School, past, present and future, alumni, students, athletes, band members, teachers, and administrators to become a part of our new school building.  Engraved bricks and stone benches reflect your personal memorial, dedication, and support of Charlestown High School.  The newly reorganized Pirate Pride Booster Club has renewed the Brick and Bench order process, and has plans of improving the overall appearance of Pirate Pride Way.  Unfortunately, ALL 8″ x 8″ engraved bricks are SOLD OUT; however a good number of 4″ x 8″ bricks and bench locations remain available.  Make sure you have an engraved brick in place, order today by downloading and printing a custom order form at www.PiratePride.BLUE/PiratePrideWay.

Lady Pirate Volleyball Camp Successful

VBCampPic1VBCampPic2Lady Pirate Head Volleyball Coach Tammy Nuxoll completed another successful week long summer camp for elementary, middle and high school girls last week.  Coach Nuxoll’s second year camp, with the assistance of her coaching staff and players, attracted over fifty girls between grades fourth through twelfth.  “We had a great week at the CHS Volleyball camp!  Thanks to all the participants who came and to all the CHS Lady Pirate players that helped.  We all look forward to seeing everyone next summer”, commented Coach Nuxoll.  Lady Pirate Volleyball practices will begin August 4th in preparation of the beginning of the 2014 season on August 18th.  Keep an eye on the Lady Pirate Volleyball sports page at www.PiratePride.BLUE/Volleyball for more information on the up-coming season, including the full schedule.  For more information about Lady Pirate Volleyball, contact Coach Nuxoll at tnuxoll@gcs.k12.in.us.

Lady Pirate Basketball Announces Open Gym Dates

Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball Head Coach Michael Prichard has announced non-mandatory open gym opportunities for any incoming girls, grades 7th through 12th, who are interested in playing basketball. The open gym dates are set for next Tuesday and Thursday, July 15th and 17t, from 9:00 am to noon in the CHS Sports Arena.

 

Coach Connell Announces Workouts

The Charlestown HS Pirate Basketball Coach Jason Connell will hold non-mandatory workouts for CHS boys wishing to try out for the 2014-15 squad this week (Monday through Friday) from noon to 2:00 pm in the CHS Sports Arena.  For more information, please email Coach Connell at jconnell@gcs.k12.in.us.

Connell returns to Pirate Basketball Sideline

ConnellCoachingThe Greater Clark County School Board voted Wednesday evening to approve Jason Connell to return to the Charlestown Pirate Basketball sideline effective immediately.  Connell replaces Sean Smith, who led the Pirates for eight seasons before taking the head coaching job at West Washington in May.  Connell has been the Clarksville Boys Basketball Head Coach since midway through the 2010-11 season; after serving six years as an assistant under Sean Smith at Charlestown.  While at Clarksville, Connell accumulated a record of 65 wins and 18 loses; including a 23-3 / Semi-State appearance record last season.  Connell, during his three and a half seasons with Clarksville, led the Generals to two MSC titles, two sectional titles, and one regional title.  “It’s home for me,” Connell told the Courier-Journal’s Justin Sokeland Wednesday evening.  “I’ve been around the kids for years, and they know me and what I’m about.  It does help the transition…..I hope they’re excited, I know I am.”  Connell inherits a Pirate team which graduated just two Seniors from last season’s 6-16 squad; including several players he has coached in the past at Charlestown.  “I’m very excited to be able to lead the Pirate Basketball program.  Its a great opportunity and I look forward to the challenge”, Coach Connell told Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting.  Chad Gilbert, the Charlestown High School Athletic Director, said “you would be hard pressed to find someone in the area with as much recent success as Coach Connell.”   During his stint coaching at Clarksville, Connell continued to live in Charlestown; as well as remain a physical education teacher at the Charlestown Middle School.

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