Coach Prichard: I just wanted to say thanks to all of the families, parents, and guardians that have brought their loved ones out on these Saturday mornings over the past month and a half at Charlestown High School. We had a total of 40 different participants and averaged around 25 participants between our two split age group that worked very hard. I believe that the participants in these fundamental sessions got an idea of developing the building blocks of a sports work-ethic. One of the goals of these fundamental sessions was to work on skills and keep trying in our drills, even when they seemed hard or difficult. They learned this drills and many of them they can work on at home or work on them when they are at a city park or in the gym. As long as I am the Coach at Charlestown High School, I would like to continue with these Free Fundamental Sessions in the Fall and even try offering them in the Spring. So Stay Tuned For Updates.
Anytime Fitness of Charlestown will be providing two 1-week Advanced Athletic Training Clinics during Fall Break. On October 6-10, sessions will be from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.; on October 13-17, they are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. (Times are subject to change due to participation. Please call Greg Wilkerson @ 502-689-5904 with questions and/or concerns.)
Athletes will receive instruction for proper and safe lifting techniques, as well as techniques for enhancing their conditioning, strength, speed and agility. The clinics include daily workouts, nutrition support, an individualized progression plan and post-clinic homework. The cost per week is only $99!
Space is limited. For athletes age 13 and up. A copy of the most recent student physical is required. CALL GREG TODAY!
Charlestown at Rock Creek
CHS JV won 24-25, 25-23, 15-8 & CHS Varsity lost 11-25, 18-25, 7-25
Coach Nuxoll: Danielle Miles showed good leadership on the court for us tonight. Despite rough patches, she encouraged her team to stay in the game. Danielle and Emalee Craven led our offensive efforts. We struggled in each set with our passing, and we had difficulty with some basic plays. We were not low on defense nor did we move our feet to get to balls. We continue to be on a rollercoaster of emotions, trying to decide when we will play as a team despite all odds or when we will play as individuals and not communicate. Rock Creek has some good hitters and played good defense against us, but I do think that if we would stick together as a team like we have in other matches, we would have been more competitive against them. Haley Vincent had some good passes for us tonight and Shelby Goedeker hustled on defense. We will have to refocus as we head to Borden tomorrow.
Our JV won a hard fought match. The first set went back and forth, and we actually had a three point lead at the end and Rock Creek edged out the win 25-24. Kiersten James and Allana Brock had consistent serving in the first set to help us stay in the game. I was encouraged to see the girls come out and play hard in the second set despite losing the first one. Again, consistent serving from Alanna Brock, Bri Harvey and Maddie Nuxoll helped us win another close set 25-23. In the third set we seemed more focused and started to pick up balls that Rock Creek was sending over on the second contact. Consistent serving from Kiersten James and Sidney Goedeker allowed us to gain a lead in the third set and keep it. Chrissa Ledbetter did a nice job for us on defense and Bri Harvey, Kiersten James and Hannah Vincent helped on offense.
Senior Quarterback Tristan Chester was put to test last Friday night, when the Salem Lions felt content to concentrate on stopping the Pirate rushing game. Recognizing the situation, the Pirates took advantage by giving Chester plenty of passing plays to exercise his throwing arm……and exercise he did. Not only did the Pirates rout the Lions 40-8, but Chester completed 18 of 23 pass attempts (totaling 253 yards); breaking a 2006 school record. Chester now holds the “Most Pass Completions in a Game” school football record with 18, surpassing Andrew Smith’s 17 completions set in a 2006 meeting with North Harrison. Through six games this season, Chester has completed 58 of 93 passes (63%) for 885 yards, and thrown 11 touchdowns. Congratulations to Senior QB Tristan Chester, last week’s Coyle Chevy, Buick, GMC & Coyle Nissan Offensive Co-Player of the Game; and new Charlestown Pirate Football school record holder for most pass completions in a game.
The Pirates (5-1 & 4-1 MSC) are back in action this Friday in a very important conference showdown at Corydon (5-1 & 4-0 MSC). Kick-off Friday is scheduled for 7:00 pm, for a game that promises to be another emotional contest. DON’T MISS IT PIRATE NATION!
Charlestown played spoiler to Salem’s homecoming Friday Night, improving their all-time series with the Lions to 25-21 with a 40-8 romp. The Pirates (5-1 & 4-1 MSC), and again without leading tailback Antonyo Gaddie (healing a toe injury), switched to a very effective passing attack when Salem’s plan revealed an “all-in” stop run defense. Senior QB Tristan Chester was cool, comfortable and very accurate in the pocket, completing 18 of 23 passes for 253 yards and three touchdowns. Charlestown ran the ball a mere 30 times for just over 100 yards, and mainly to cap big pass plays drives for touchdowns. Jarren Anderson and Syd Gieseking lead the Pirates on the ground, accumulating nearly 50 yards and a touchdown a piece. Charlestown put the first two touchdowns of the game in the first, one a 51 yard pass from Chester to Cameron Hopson along the edge of the end zone. Salem put their eight points on the board midway through the second when they executed a halfback pass for a 41 yard touchdown that caught the Pirates off guard. Chester answered with the Pirates before the half, hitting Hopson again for a 21 and a 12 yard strike to take a 26-8 lead at the break. The twelve yard touchdown to Hopson was courtesy of a Salem turnover with just seconds remaining in the first half. The Pirate defense dominated in the second half while Chester led the Pirate offense on long drives for touchdowns in the third and fourth to cap the 40-8 victory. Cameron Hopson had a big night, catching six passes for 106 yards and three touchdowns. Eli Daniel caught 5 for 66 yards and Garrett Woods four for 49 yards. Chester and Hopson shared offensive player of the game honors while Quiton Fetz tallied 15 tackles and a sack to lock the defensive player of the game honor, sponsored by Coyle Chevy, Buick, GMS & Coyle Nissan. The Pirates now prepare for Friday’s showdown at Corydon (5-1 & 4-0 MSC); what promises to be another emotional game as Coach Ward returns to the opposite sideline of his ole’ stomping ground.
There is less than one week left for registration for the Charlestown Basketball Developmental League. This league is for any student ages 4-12 years old. You can turn in your registration forms in a variety of ways. You can turn them in at our local schools: Jonathan Jennings, Pleasant Ridge, CMS. You can also turn them in to Coach Connell (Boys Basketball Coach), Coach Prichard (Girls Basketball Coach), or Kristin Cox (City of Charlestown Sports Director).
You can also get the form, if you don’t already have it, this Saturday at McDonalds in Charlestown. There will be a table set up from 10am-2pm for sign-ups This is going to be a great league that is going to play their games at Charlestown High School. The games will take place on Saturday’s in November and December.
The championship games of the league are also scheduled to be broadcasted live by Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting.
EVALUATION DATES AND TIMES @ Charlestown High School / Thursday OCTOBER 2ND
4-5 year olds there will be no evaluations for this age group.
6-7 year olds 6PM-645
8-9 year olds 7PM-745
10-12 year olds 8-845
*Reminder that last day to Sign up is October 1st
Charlestown at Scottsburg JV lost 11-25, 8-25 / Varsity lost 11-25, 18-25, 15-25
Coach Nuxoll: Sometimes there can be small victories even in defeat. Although we lost tonight, our team showed more hustle, effort and pride than I’ve seen in the past few games. We had some good rallies and made some good plays because we were focused and working together. Danielle Miles and Emalee Craven led our offense and also added to our defensive efforts along with Shelby Goedeker and Haley Vincent. Keeley Couch contributed with good serving, and Kiersten James came off the bench to contribute blocks. I hope we can carry this effort into our matches next week.