Charlestown’s Kaleigh Smith goes for the kill.
The Charlestown Lady Pirates (3-4 & 2-1 MSC) earned a hard fought victory against the Southwestern Lady Rebels (6-4) 25-19, 13-25, 23-25, 25-16, 25-12.
“Tonight was a hard fought match between both schools. We came off two hard loses last week where we didn’t play our best, but I’m proud that the girls were able to regroup and play together tonight as a team. We played consistent the first match, but had trouble in the second when Southwestern started running their middle. The third set was a hard fought battle. We played well, but just had a few off plays at the end. Despite the close loss, it was good to see the girls not give up and play even harder to win the fourth. The final set we had a 5-0 lead, but let them creep back to 12-13. It was good to see us hang on to the finish. I cannot say enough good things about our passing tonight. Our primary passers: Savannah McClellan, Kyra Sharp, Abbi East, Peyton Crace and Kayleigh Smith stepped it up tonight which was a key to our success. All of the hitters had positive hitting percentages. Kyra Sharp led in kills with 11 and Korea Tutt was a close second with 10 kills and also had 3 blocks. Kayleigh Smith also contributed 8 kills. Southwestern always has a strong team so this was a good win for us. We will work to carry our positive start this week into our away match against Silver Creek on Thursday“, reported Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll. The Lady Pirates are back in action Thursday against rival school Silver Creek @ SC, with JV starting at 6.
The Junior Varsity Lady Pirates had a tough loss (4-2) 10-25, 20-25 in their home match-up.
(Contributed by WPMQ Staff Member Brady Latham)
The Charlestown Lady Pirates traveled to Madison on Saturday to open the 2017-18 basketball season and they brought home a victory. The Lady Pirates were led in scoring by Samantha Matthews who finished with 14 points and 4 rebounds. Other scorers for the Lady Pirates included Bri Harvey with 9, Erin Kimbrell with 7, Karston Watson with 5, and Gabi Gagnon with 4.
The Lady Pirates will be back in action Saturday evening when they host 2017 state runner-up North Harrison, a team led by 6-1 forward Lilly Hatton who comes into this season 2nd in the state as last year’s single season shot blocker. Hopefully the power play of Samantha Matthews who averaged 15.9 ppg and Bri Harvey who averaged 13.9 ppg last season, along with a solid support cast will be enough to overcome Powerhouse North Harrison.
The Pirate Tennis team had a commanding win against Borden in tonight’s sectional at Silver Creek, giving up only 3 games to the Braves, and winning the match 5-0. At #1 singles, Steven Delaney won 6-1, 6-0. At #2 singles, Jacob Doherty won 6-0, 6-0, and rounding out the singles action at #3, Alec Sipes won 6-2, 6-0. #1 (Aaron Meyer and Chase Wray) and #2 doubles (Isaac Bates and Eric Wigginton) both swept their opponents 6-0, 6-0.
The Pirates will face Silver Creek for the sectional championship at 4:00 P.M. tomorrow afternoon. If you can make it out, come support these boys as they hope to capture the crown.
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.
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!
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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 Pirate Tennis team traveled to Providence tonight and played tough against a strong sectional contender, but came up short at #1 singles and both #1 and #2 doubles for a 3-2 match. Seniors Jacob Doherty and Alec Sipes both came away with wins at #2 and #3 singles respectively. Jacob won his sets 6-2, 6-0 while Alec won 6-3, 6-4. The Pirates are back in action at home on Thursday against Corydon.
The Pirates’ tennis team, under the direction of third-year Head Coach Scott Matthews, took to the courts tonight for their first match of the 2017 season against the Christian Academy of Indiana Warriors and won 5-0.
Senior Steven Delaney won #1 singles, defeating CAI’s Daniel Boesing 6-2, 6-4 . Senior Jacob Doherty won #2 singles defeating CAI’s Jeremiah Robison 6-0, 6-1. Rounding out singles action at #3, Senior Alec Sipes defeated CAI’s Caleb Schultz 6-2, 7-5.
In #1 doubles action, CHS’s Aaron Meyer and Chase Wray defeated CAI’s Andrew Gallman and Hosea Xi 6-0, 6-0. Finally, in #2 doubles, CHS’s Isaac Bates and Jacob Roberts defeated CAI’s Lucas Couch and Sam Wright 6-0, 6-1.
Steven Delaney, who looks to lead the Pirates this year said, “I’ve got to slow down a little bit and take each point in stride.” Aaron Meyer added his thoughts on the match: “I came out with a familiar partner in Chase Wray from last year and we started off great. It’s going to be a good season ahead.” Finally, Jacob Doherty had some motivating words for his teammates: “It was a good start to to the season. All the seniors came away with a first match win, so it looks to be a promising season.”
The Pirates will be right back in action tomorrow afternoon as they make the short trip down Highway 403 where they will take on the Silver Creek Dragons at 4:30 PM.