The Charlestown Lady Pirates hosted Borden Tuesday evening and celebrated its nine program Seniors. After an emotional Senior ceremony held between the Junior Varsity and Varsity matchups, the Lady Pirates swept the visiting Lady Braves 3-0 (25-12, 25-10, 25-10); improving their season record to 16-9. “Senior night is always an emotional night, but we played focused and in control the entire match. All eight seniors contributed to the win, and I’m happy that they ended their last home match on a strong performance. This group has put in a lot of time and effort to improve their skills over the past four years and are great role models for younger players. They not only excel on the court, but also in the classroom”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll. Senior Kaia Reid led the offense with nine kills; while Senior Maddie Nuxoll contributed 19 assists. Sophomore Hannah Thibideau and Senior Molly Braunecker both had a good serving night. Hannah had 21 service points with 2 aces and Molly had 6 aces. Senior Chrissa Ledbetter and Molly Braunecker had a good night passing, as Molly finished the contest with twelve digs. “Although we had our last home match, we are not finished meeting the goals we set at the beginning of the year. We will come into practice to prepare for our match Thursday against South Central”, concluded Coach Nuxoll. The Charlestown Junior Varsity team evened their record at 8-8 with a 2-1 (25-12, 17-25, 15-11) victory over Borden in Tuesday’s opener.
Three Charlestown Lady Pirate seniors were honored on Monday night: Tayte Montsinger, Ilayah Keltner, and Aries Perez. All three seniors started the game including Motsinger, who has been out for the majority of the season with a foot injury. The Lady Pirates came out strong and scored within 2 minutes to go up 1-0 but they couldn’t muster another goal the rest of the game. Salem was able to put away 3 goals in both halves to win 1-6. Both teams played hard and there was great sportmanship across the field. Charlestown honored the 5 seniors graduating from Salem as well.
Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball moved to 15-9 on the season Monday evening after outlasting visiting Rock Creek 3-1 (23-25, 25-18, 25-18, and 26-24); the Lions dropped to 21-5 on the season. “Tonight was a great match against Rock Creek with both sides leaving everything out on the floor. I’m so proud of my team for the way they played together to pull out the win. Each set was very close with some of the longest rallies we have had this season. It was truly a battle back and forth for each point. Overall we had a decent night passing, and when we weren’t passing well Maddie Nuxoll, did a nice job of running down passes to put sets up for the hitters. We had several good defensive plays by our backcourt. In the fourth set, we found ourselves down 2-8, but everyone battled back and contributed for the win”, summarized Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll. Senior Kaia Reid led the offense with 13 kills while Senior Maddie Nuxoll contributed 33 assists and 23 digs. Senior Molly Braunecker led the defense with 31 digs. “We look to bring the same intensity to our last home match for Senior Night, against Borden Tuesday night”, concluded Coach Nuxoll. The Charlestown JV team battled in the opener but fell to Rock Creek 1-2 (25-22, 24-25, & 6-15).
The Pirate Tennis team traveled to Hanover tonight for a non-conference matchup with the Rebels from Southwestern and earned the 4-1 victory, losing only at #1 singles in a tie-breaker. Steven Delaney lost 3-6, 6-2 (7-10). At #2 singles Alec Sipes won 6-1, 6-2 while Michael Gillooly rounded out the singles matches with a 6-3, 4-6 (14-12) tiebreaker win at #3.
At doubles, the #1 duo of Aaron Meyer and Chase Wray got the 7-5, 6-0 victory and at #2 Isaac Bates and Eric Wigginton won 6-2, 6-2.
Two freshmen, Gillooly and Wigginton, pick up their first varsity wins tonight and hope to fill the void that will be left when four seniors graduate from this team. Pirates Steven Delaney, Jacob Doherty, Aaron Meyer, and Alec Sipes will be honored on Senior Night tomorrow as they host conference rival Salem before heading into sectional play on Wednesday.
Silver Creek will host this year’s sectional. The draw was held tonight and the Pirates will take on Borden, a team they beat 5-0 decisively this season. Henryville will face Silver Creek. The finals will then be held Thursday evening.
Best of luck to our Pirate Tennis team as they wrap up the regular season tomorrow and do their best to make a deep run in the state tournament.
Charlestown Pirate Soccer will play in Sectional #31 of the Class 2A State Tournament, hosted at Scottsburg High School. The Pirates will play host Scottsburg on Monday evening, October 2nd, beginning at approximately 5:30 pm. The Charlestown/Scottsburg winner will advance to Thursday’s (Oct. 5th) Semi-Final round second game versus North Harrison (bye), at approximately 7:30 pm. The other first round match-ups include Madison v. Salem and Corydon v. Silver Creek. Sectional admission is $6.00 per night or $10.00 for a tournament ticket. The Scottsburg High School is located at 500 South Gardner Street (US 31), in Scottsburg, Indiana.
Good news, Pirate Nation! This week Charlestown is in the running for the WHAS HS Gametime LIVE Game of the Week, for next Friday, October 6th vs. Salem (Senior Night)! We need all of Pirate Nation to VOTE!
Just click this link to vote for CHS to win: http://www.whas11.com/hsgametime. Voting begins NOW, and concludes at 6pm Friday! There is NO LIMIT to the amount of times anyone can vote, so vote as often as you like!
Being WHAS 11 Game of the Week entails two opportunities to showcase everything that is great about CHS on two WHAS 11 live shows! The first is the Great Day Live program the day before the game. The second part of Game of the Week is a live show broadcast from the field from 4-6:30pm on game day! Both will offer tons of opportunities to show off our students and school! Go vote for CHS!!
The Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball program will celebrate their nine Seniors Tuesday evening, in the CHS Sports Arena, between the Junior Varsity and Varsity games of their last home game hosting Borden. The Senior Ceremony will take place shortly after 6:30 pm. “These Seniors have been the backbone of Charlestown Volleyball. Their commitment and determination have helped turn the program around. These ladies are just some of the best people I know”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll. During the tenure of these now Senior ladies, with the leadership of Coach Nuxoll, have brought the Charlestown Volleyball program out of years of one or two year victories to two years of nearly twenty win seasons. The Pirate Pride Booster Club encourages all of Pirate Nation to attend, honor, and say thank you to this very special group of ladies. Shown in the adjacent photo left to right (bottom row): Molly Braunecker, Chrissa Ledbetter, Sidney Goedeker, and Kiersten James. (top row): Maddie Nuxoll, Hannah Vincent, Sam Crace, and Kaia Reid. Not pictured is: Senior Team Manager Sam Tetrick. The night promises to be very emotional; as well as, prideful for all Pirate fans.