Lady Pirate Volleyball Begins New Season at Corydon

NewLadyPirateSMALLThe Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball program, now beginning its second season under the direction of Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll; puts being competitive at the top of the season agenda.  “We are excited about getting the 2014 volleyball season started; and although its a rebuilding year (after losing six senior starters), we are looking forward to a competitive season”, commented Coach Nuxoll.  The Lady Pirates will travel to MSC rival Corydon Tuesday evening, and begin their campaign.  Being competitive may be at the top of the agenda; while program participation is not a problem this season.  The overwhelming numbers this season has made it possible to form a third team in addition to the traditional Varsity and Junior Varsity squads.  The team returns three players with Varsity experience, a hand full of returning players with junior varsity experience, while adding a talented group of eleven freshmen with a variety of school and club experience.  “We expect our upperclassman to provide leadership and promote team unity…..We also anticipate great things from our underclassman as they develop their skills” continued Coach Nuxoll.  The program is obviously headed in the right direction after several years of struggling to compete.  Tuesday evening at Corydon begins with a C-Team contest at 6 pm followed by Junior Varsity and Varsity match-ups with the Lady Panthers.  Tuesday’s season opening results will be posted by Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting via Facebook and Twitter; as well as on www.PiratePride.BLUE.

CHS Season Tickets Now On Sale

The Charlestown HS Athletic Department has announced All-Sport Season Passes (season tickets) are now on-sale daily between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm in the Student Services Center on campus.  Adult All-Sport passes are $70.00 each, Senior Citizen (55 and over) passes are $50.00 each, and Student passes (K-12) are $30.00 each.  Ten event punch-passes will also once again be available for a cost of $35.00.  Punch-passes can be used for any regular season home sporting event, can be rolled over to the next school year, and can be used by anyone.  For more information, call the CHS Athletic Department at 812-256-3328 or email Athletic Director Chad Gilbert at cgilbert@gcs.k12.in.us.

“Believe in Blue” T-Shirt Orders Now Accepted

The Charlestown Pirate Cheer squad is taking orders for new “Believe in Blue” t-shirts designed to deBelieveINBlueLogobut at the August 30th Pirate Football versus Brownstown game at Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis.  Shirts are $10 each (plus $2 for 2X or $3 extra for 3X sizes).  The Believe in Blue T-shirt will feature the adjacent logo, screened in white on a Pirate Blue T-shirt.  All orders and payments must be received by August 22nd, 2014 to ensure availability before the Lucas Oil Stadium game.  Orders can be turned into Jill McQuillen at Jonathan Jennings, Talina Wagers at Pleasant Ridge, or to the Cheer Mailboxes at CHS or CMS.  CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE ORDER FORM.

Pirate Basketball Begins Conditioning

The Pirate Basketball program has scheduled conditioning sessions for those Charlestown High School boys who are interested in trying out for Pirate Basketball this upcoming season.  Boys Basketball conditioning will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, starting August 19th in the CHS Sports Arena.  Questions regarding Pirate Basketball should be directed to Head Coach Jason Connell at jconnell@gcs.k12.in.us.

Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting Announces App

Use CPPSB easier on your smartphone or mobile device

Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting, the exclusive voice of Pirate and Lady Pirate Athletics since 2008, now has a mobile application!  The mobile app, available via Apple, Google, and Amazon makes using CPPSB easier to follow Pirate and Lady Pirate Athletics; including listening to live and archived game broadcasts, getting scoring updates, and sports news…all on your smartphone or tablet.  CLICK HERE to download and stay connected, even while your in the stands at the game.

Lady Pirate Shooting Challenge Champions Recognized

Coach Michael Prichard and the Charlestown High School Lady Basketball Coaching Staff presented a Basketball Shooting Challenge for any player 3rd-12th grade over the last several months. The challenge ran from the middle of March 2014 until the end of July 2014. The goal was to take at least 10,000 shots or more in that time frame.  The Challenge ended a couple of weeks ago with two players emerging as hard-working Lady Pirate Shooting Champions. Those shooting champions are Karston Watson and Gabby Hooker, shown below left to right.

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Karston Watson is a 7th Grader at Charlestown Middle School, said “I really like playing basketball and thought completing this shooting challenge make me a better player and it would help me improve my shot.”  Karston was asked what she thought the accomplishment would do for her personal goals; of which she stated “it feels like doing this challenge will help me improve my shot”  Karston finished with 11,000 shots

Gabby Hooker, a 4th Grader at Jonathan Jennings Elementary School, was asked what helped her complete the Challenge.  Gabby stated “because I wanted to work on my shooting and this gave me something to aim for”. She also stated that the “shooting accomplishment helped correct the way I shoot the ball at times and as well as my range”.  Gabby hopes that she will continue to improve her basketball game.  Gabby finished the Challenge with 10,433 Shots.

Coach Prichard is very pleased with the hard-work and dedication that these two young ladies put forth, while doing this challenge.  Both Karston and Gabby have been invited to be special halftime guests of Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting during one of the upcoming Lady Pirate Basketball games.

2014 Pirate Football Season Preview Show Online

CTOWNPIRATEFOOTBALLpreview2014Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting, in cooperation with Ctown.TV, present the fourth annual Pirate Football Season Preview Show.  The video show was recorded preceding last Friday’s Blue-White Scrimmage on the campus of Charlestown High School and features new Pirate Football Head Coach Darin Ward; as well as Assistant Coaches Aaron Humphrey and Dave Daniel.  The 2014 Pirate Football Season Preview Show is available for viewing by going to www.PiratePride.BLUE/Broadcasting/PreseasonShows or via www.CPPSB.com and selecting “Preseason Shows”.  Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting’s coverage of Pirate Football is sponsored by Bill Broughton Trucking and Excavating, Grayson Funeral Homes, Subway, Field’s Custom Cabinets, and the Charlestown Pizza Company.  Special thanks to Ctown.TV and the video production crew of John and Chris Spencer.

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