Pirate Baseball’s Brandon Broady Signs with Jackson College

Front Row (L to R) Wendy Broady (Brandon’s mother), Brandon Broady, Jame Broady (Brandon’s Father) Back Row (L to R) Charlestown Baseball Coach Brian Hester, Nick Broady (Brandon’s Brother)

 

 

 

 

Recently Charlestown baseball senior Brandon Broady was joined by family, coaches, and teammates as he signed his celebratory letter of intent to attend school and play baseball at Jackson College next year.

Jackson College owns more than 500 acres and sits on a scenic rural site six miles south of the city of Jackson, Michigan approximately 40 miles west of Ann Arbor and 35 miles south of Lansing. Jackson College offers quality, transformational educational opportunities to prepare students for today’s career fields or transfer to a university. The College is committed to student success, with expert faculty, academic support and student services.

Jackson College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Region XII, which includes the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) and the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC).

The Jets compete in the Western Conference of the MCCAA against community colleges such as the Lansing Community College Stars, the Grand Rapids Community College Raiders and the Kellogg Community College Bruins in the following varsity sports:

  • Baseball
  • Men’s & Women’s Basketball
  • Men’s & Women’s Bowling
  • Men’s & Women’s Cross Country
  • Men’s Golf
  • Men’s & Women’s Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

When asked about his choice to play at Jackson College with the Jets, Broady replied, “I chose Jackson because it felt like the place I could grow as a person and an athlete. The coaches and players I met there made me feel like I was already part of the family up there. And having teammates from travel ball commit after I did made me more confident in my decision.” Broady is undecided on his field of study at Jackson College at this moment. 

Charlestown baseball head coach Brian Hester, who coached Broady the first half of last season before an unfortunate injury ended Broady’s junior season had this to say: “Brandon Broady is a coaches dream.  Brandon has demonstrated what it takes to be a team leader.  He is always on task and willing to work hard in whatever we do.  He is also a positive role model and motivator to the underclass.  He suffered a season ending injury last year but that never stopped from reaching his dreams.  Brandon wanted to play college baseball and he never stopped working towards his goal.  I would take a whole team of players like Brandon.  I can’t wait to see his performance during his senior season at Charlestown and also at Jackson College. Jackson has signed a player that will help their program in many ways.  He drive and work ethic ensure that he will do great things.”

WPMQ, The Pirate Network congratulates Brandon (a member of the Radio and Television program) and wishes him a healthy and prosperous future as a Jackson College Jet

Article contributed by WPMQ, The Pirate Network.

IMPORTANT TICKET INFORMATION FOR REMAINING ROAD CONTESTS FOR THIS FALL:

IMPORTANT TICKET INFORMATION FOR REMAINING ROAD CONTESTS FOR THIS FALL:
 
WPMQ is committed to being your go-to source of information on Charlestown High School, especially in the area of athletics. We know this past year has brought about many changes, one of those being ticketing for athletic events. We have contacted the schools our sports teams will visit for the remainder of this fall season and compiled information regarding tickets for you. Please see below and save this information so you know what your options are before the game.
 
FOOTBALL
September 10th at North Harrison–Cash at the Gate
October 1st at Corydon–Cash at the Gate
October 15th at Eastern–Cash at the Gate & online link the week of the game
 
JV FOOTBALL
September 4th at Clarksville–NO CASH; Online Ticket Link: https://public.eventlink.com/tickets?t=1862&p=7253
September 20th at Providence–Cash at the Gate
September 27th at Scottsburg–Cash at the Gate; Online Ticket Link: https://sites.eventlink.com/s/scottsburg-senior-high-school/purchase-tickets **Event will not appear until within 7 days of contest
October 11th at Salem–NO CASH; Will take credit or debit at gate; Online Ticket Link: https://sites.eventlink.com/s/salem-high-school/purchase-tickets **Event will not appear until within 5 days of contest
 
BOYS SOCCER
September 11th at Salem–NO CASH; Will take credit or debit at gate; Online Ticket Link: https://sites.eventlink.com/s/salem-high-school/purchase-tickets **Event will not appear until within 5 days of contest
September 16th & 18th at Scottsburg–Cash at the Gate; Online Ticket Link: https://sites.eventlink.com/s/scottsburg-senior-high-school/purchase-tickets **Event will not appear until within 7 days of contest
September 29th at Jeffersonville–Cash at the Gate; Online Ticket link: https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/7cf73832-bce1-4420-9241-67e42998d1ee/events **Event will not appear until week of the contest
 
GIRLS SOCCER
September 8th at Corydon–Cash at the Gate
September 15th at Jeffersonville–Cash at the Gate; Online Ticket link: https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/7cf73832-bce1-4420-9241-67e42998d1ee/events **Event will not appear until week of the contest
September 21st at Trinity Lutheran–Cash at the Gate
September 25th at Scottsburg–Cash at the Gate; Online Ticket Link: https://sites.eventlink.com/s/scottsburg-senior-high-school/purchase-tickets **Event will not appear until within 7 days of contest
 
VOLLEYBALL
September 8 at Shawe–Cash at the Gate
September 9th at North Harrison–Cash at the Gate
September 11th at Crawford County–Cash at the Gate
September 15th at Lanesville–Cash at the Gate
September 18th at Mitchell–Cash at the Gate
September 20th at Austin–NO CASH; Online Ticket Link: https://gofan.co/app/events/381187?schoolId=IN67368
September 27th at New Albany–Cash at the Gate
October 2nd at North Harrison (*JV Only)–Cash at the Gate
October 9th at New Washington Invite-Cash at the Gate

McConnell Breaks Career Blocks Record

Congratulations are in order for Lady Pirate Volleyball’s Kylie McConnell after she broke the school record for career blocks against Henryville last night. Kylie now has 115 blocks (and counting) in her career which surpasses the previous record of 112 held by Emalee Craven from 2014-16.
Kylie also holds the record for most service aces in a match with 10 that she set against Austin last season, and she is just four away from her former teammate Kayleigh Smith’s 2017-20 112 career aces.
Good luck to Kylie and the Lady Pirates at Madison tonight and for the remainder of the season.
Story and photo contributed by WPMQ Staff

Charlestown High School Student Council Releases 2021 Homecoming and Parade Information

Student Council would like to issue the following statement regarding this fall’s homecoming week, September 20th–24th. 

(*Disclaimer: All information below is subject to change.)

2021 FOOTBALL HOMECOMING CEREMONY:

The 2021 Charlestown High School football homecoming ceremony will be held at halftime of the varsity football game against Scottsburg on Friday, September 24th. Tickets must be purchased at the following link: https://public.eventlink.com/tickets?t=2442 

 

2021 FOOTBALL HOMECOMING COURT:

We would like to congratulate the following students on their selection to the homecoming court:

Freshmen–Sarah England and Grason Connell

Sophomores–Echo Brading, Jayda Holbrook, Chipper Fellows, and Sean McAfee

Juniors–Laney Hawkins, Addison Roberts, Annika White, Josh Andrews, Jake Helton, and Zander Morris

Additionally, we would like to wish good luck to those seniors who are candidates for queen: Sunni Burke, Karly Byrnes, Savannah Gaither, Sadee Goedeker, and Micah Kaelin;

and for King: Jaron Almeciga, Chase Benner, Trey Brison, Steven Cruz, and Alex Wright

 

SPIRIT WEEK THEMES:

The following spirit days will be observed that week as part of the annual spirit week:

Monday, September 20th–Pajama Day

Tuesday, September 21st–White Lies Tee Day

Wednesday, September 22nd–Luau Day

Thursday, September 23rd–Class Shirt Day

Friday, September 24th–Pirate Pride Day

 

PARADE:

The 58th annual and longest running football homecoming parade in the state will be held on Wednesday, September 22nd at 5:30 P.M. This year’s theme is “Tropical Paradise.” The parade will begin in the student parking lot then proceed down Monroe to Main and stop at the square for the pep rally.  Floats need to be in line no later than 4:45. The pep rally will begin at approximately 6:00. You can see the line up and parade route in the graphics below. Public access will be restricted to the back parking lots nearest the baseball and softball fields and only parade traffic will be admitted in the student lot.

The Pirate football boosters will be selling ribeye sandwiches on the square.

PARADE LINEUP & ROUTE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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