Lady Pirates Place 6th at Cougar Classic, Three Medal!

IMG_1427.JPGThe Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country teams competed in North Harrison’s annual Cougar Classic Thursday evening; among at least twenty other schools and over 400 runners.  The Lady Pirates finished in 6th place as a team, with three runners earning medal finishes.  Whitney Andrews finished 20th, Katie Rhodes 23rd, and Gabi Gagnon in 26th place; again against hundreds of runners.  The Charlestown Lady Pirates, as a team, were only beaten out of first place by Jasper, Bedford-North Lawerence, North Harrison and New Albany.  Head Coach Jerry Doyle stated “I couldn’t be more proud of the hard work these ladies are putting in!”

Cross Country will be in action again next Tuesday in the Scottsburg Invitational; and will be fund raising for their program this Saturday with a Yard Sale and Bake Sale at the Charlestown High School parking lot from 9am to 2pm, and a Car Wash at the Charlestown Firehouse on Park St from 11am to 2pm.  For more information about Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country, log on to www.PiratePride.BLUE/CrossCountry.

Dr. Melin Listening Session, PP Meeting Monday

SuperMelinGreater Clark County Schools Superintendent Dr. Andrew Melin, will host a Listening Session in the Charlestown High School Media Center (Library); this coming Monday, September 8th, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.  Everyone in the community, especially those with students in the Charlestown area schools, are welcomed and encouraged to attend and get answers to education related questions or topics on their mind.

Pirate Pride will hold their September Business Meeting thirty minutes after Dr. Melin’s Listening Session, beginning at 6:30 pm, also in the CHS Media Center.

Charlestown’s Adam Hoff Name Athlete of the Year

The Charlestown High School Athletic Department is proud to announce that 2014 graduate Adam Hoff; has been named the 2014 Republic Bank Male Athlete of the Year by Vype Magazine.  Each year, one boy and onathAdamNov2013e girl are selected from among the Athletes of the Month to be named Athletes of the Year.  These students are each awarded a $1,000 college scholarship.  This year’s winners have not only achieved exceptional success in athletics and academics, but have demonstrated leadership both on and off the playing field and shown personal initiative in community service.

The football, swimming, track & field and wrestling teams have all counted Adam a member during his high school career, and he served as captain for football and wrestling. A four-year football player, Adam was named 2013 Indianapolis Colts/Ivy Tech Scholar Athlete of the Year, received the 2013 Team 110% award and was named to the 2013 All Conference Team. In wrestling, he was the 2011 Conference Champion and Regional Qualifier in the 170 lb. weight class. Adam was a member of Key Club, National Honor Society, Student Council and Earthwise, a school recycling group. He was vice president of Students Against Destructive Decisions and volunteers for Hosparus and youth football. He enjoys reading, hunting, fishing, archery and target shooting. “He does an excellent job of helping to create an urgency for excellence in everyone he is around,” says Melissa Stewart, his teacher and nominator.

This marks the second consecutive year that a Charlestown High School Athletics has been named Vype Magazine’s Athlete of the Year, as Aaron Daniel was awarded the same honor in 2013.

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Lady Pirates Fall to Lady Rebels, JV wins 2-0

Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball hosting Southwestern

CHS JV won 25-22, 25-21 / CHS Varsity lost 10-25, 14-25, 14-25

In the first set against Southwestern, it took us a while to get going, and we allowed their servers to string together several points before we could side-out. We made some mental errors and just let the ball drop between players. When our passing improved, we just weren’t able to put the ball way. In the second and third matches we were about to make small runs, but not enough to gain any momentum.  Emalee Craven led the offense with four kills and Danielle Miles contributed two kills.  Emalee also was a force at the net with 6 blocks.  Shelby Goedeker had five digs to lead the defense.

The Junior Varsity came away with a win tonight.  The team played well together and despite a strong comeback by Southwestern in the first set, our girls continued to fight for the win. Allana Brock and Maddie Nuxoll had consistent serving in the first set to help the team earn points along with good passing by Chrissa Ledbetter.  In the second set we were down 9-15, Maddie Nuxoll served 11 serves in a row and the team rallied behind her with good net play by Bri Harvey and Kiersten James to earn points.

CHS Cross Country to Fund Raise Saturday

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!!

Lucas Showcase Game Videos Available

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.

CLICK HERE > Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase DVD Ctown Btown Game order form

Lady Pirate Basketball Completes August Conditioning

LadyPirateConditioningAugust14Charlestown 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

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