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 Jase Smith (2D) both recorded wins. Eric Wigginton lost a tough three set match at #2 singles (2-6, 6-0, 7-5) in only his 3rd singles match of the year for the Pirates.

(Story contribution by WPMQ Staff Member Jas Bruce)

(Photo credit: Melissa Stewart)

 

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 the city square for a pep rally. Additionally and traditionally, the Pirate Football parents will be selling rib eye sandwiches up on the square from 5:00-6:00 pm during the pep rally festivities like in years past. Pirate Football will host MSC football rival North Harrison Friday night in the Bone Yard with a 7:00 pm kick-off and annual Homecoming ceremony taking place during halftime of the game. HAPPY HOMECOMING PIRATE NATION!

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 away; Junior Marion Lukes and the Pirates wasted no time when the game clock started.

Charlestown cruised to a 41-12 victory, leading 28-6 at the midway point of the evening.  Lukes was simply unstoppable and virtually ran the ball at will finishing the game with 475 yards on eighteen carries and five of the Pirates’ touchdowns; 320 yards on just ten carries during the first half alone.  Lukes’ total against the Generals set a new single game rushing record which had stood since Ryan Roederer’s 350 yard performance against Brownstown in 2000.

Lukes scored touchdowns on runs of 55, 49, 86, 51 and 77 yards; similar to the pregame lightning.  The Pirates also got scoring courtesy of a Devin Lukes touchdown, a Bo Braunecker two point conversion, and three Andrew Mattingly point afters.

The Pirate Defense was led by Sophomore Deke Brown, named the Defensive Player of the Game by The Pirate Network Broadcast on WPMQ 99.3 FM Radio.

“Marion really ran the ball well, looked like he was on another level this evening”, stated Pirate Head Coach Jason Hawkins of his Junior Running back’s performance.

The Pirates are back in action next Friday at home in the Bone Yard, against the defending MSC champs from North Harrison; the Cougars (3-0), who dispatched Corydon 42-7 Friday night.

(photo courtesy of Melissa Stewart)

 

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 a good reason. Despite the scores, I’m was pleased with my team’s composure on the court. They still worked for points and maintained a positive attitude and showed good teamwork. Kayleigh Smith led the offense with four kills and showed good leadership on the court,” reported Coach Tammy Nuxoll.

Final scores were:

CHS JV lost to SC C team 25-24, 6-25, 9-25
CHS JV lost to SC JV 25-19, 25-15
CHS Varsity lost to SC 14-25, 13-25, 13-25

The Lady Pirates will host Madison Shawe on Wednesday. JV will begin at 6:00.

(WPMQ Staff contribution by Brady Latham)

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 of 230. The Lady Mustangs recorded no score due to an incomplete team. Lizzie Hill led the Lady Pirates with a low score of 58. McKenna Harbin and Juliana Roberts both shot a 62 while Andrea McCoy followed up with a 63.

Tonight our Lady Pirates host the Dragons from Silver Creek at The Elks at 4pm.

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 the 24:33 mark, assisted by Gryphon Brading. Charlestown had 16 shots with 10 on goal, while madison had 13 shots with 8 on goal. Matt Parrella had 5 saves and allowed 3.

Per Coach Martinez, “Today was a great match. We kept more possession of the ball and had many opportunities with the ball. Unfortunately, there were a few mistakes that cost us the game. The Pirates fought hard, but feel there were some plays that we could have put in goal. Overall, I am proud of the team’s performance this evening. I hope the boys take to rest up and kick butt in our first away game on Thursday.”

The Pirates’ JV team did come away with a victory over Madison, 1-0.

The team will travel to Scottsburg on Thursday for a contest set to begin at 6:00 P.M.

(Contributed by WPMQ Staff Members Harley Horrell and Brendan Hawkins.)

 

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