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Alex Wright to Join Men’s Golf at Hanover College This Fall

Seated: Jennifer Fleece (Alex’s Mother), Alex, and Kevin Wright (Alex’s Father) Standing: Charlestown Golf Coach Adam Tolliver

Recently in the presence of family, friends, and coaches, Charlestown senior Alex Wright signed his celebratory letter of intent to attend school and play golf at Hanover College in the fall.

Wright just completed his senior season for the Pirates, only his second ever, becoming the first golfer under coach Adam Tolliver to advance to the regional in his eleven year tenure and the first in recent history to go on to the collegiate level. Wright earned Mid Southern Conference honors this season as well and was a medalist in matches for Charlestown.

When asked about his choice to play at Hanover College with the Panthers, Wright replied, “I chose Hanover to be my home for the next four years because that is exactly what it feels like to me. I have the wonderful opportunity of being able to continue my golf career at Hanover and hope to do big things with the team and Coach Gulley. The coaching staff that Hanover has and the teammates have already made me feel comfortable and a part of the team. Hanover is also a wonderful school for academics which is extremely important to me. Being able to continue my golf career but also receive a very prestigious degree is an honor and I can’t wait to do great things at Hanover College. Go Panthers.” Wright plans to major in pre-law with a focus on political science and economics at Hanover.

Charlestown golf coach Adam Tolliver commented on Alex saying: “I am beyond excited for Alex to have this chance. Alex has put in an amazing amount of work to improve his game so much over the course of two seasons. There can’t be more than a handful of days over the last two years he didn’t do something golf related. Alex’s work ethic and leadership has elevated the entire team, so I will be sad to see that go, but I know Hanover is getting a good one and am excited to see his continued growth.””

Hanover College competes at the NCAA Division III level in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, including Anderson University, Bluffton University (Ohio), Defiance College (Ohio), Earlham College, Franklin College, Hanover College, Manchester University, Mount St. Joseph University (Ohio), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology & Transylvania University (Ky.) Hanover is home to twenty varsity sports including men’s and women’s basketball,  cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field, men’s baseball, football and swimming, and women’s softball and volleyball.

Nestled in 650 acres of a wooded campus and located on the banks of the scenic Ohio River, Hanover College is a private, liberal arts institution where brains and beauty truly intersect. Their rigorous interdisciplinary academic program with 34 majors attracts the best and the brightest from across the region and beyond.

WPMQ, The Pirate Network congratulates Alex (also a valued member of the WPMQ Sports Broadcasting staff) and wishes him a healthy and prosperous future as a Hanover College Panther.

Article contributed by WPMQ, The Pirate Network staff member Aiden Stewart.

Charlestown’s Alyssa Moore Signs to Continue Tennis at Hanover College

(L to R): Denise Moore (Alyssa’s Mother), Alyssa, and Charlestown Tennis Coach Scott Matthews

Charlestown graduate Alyssa Moore recently signed a celebratory letter of intent to attend school and play tennis at Hanover College next year.

Nestled in 650 acres of a wooded campus and located on the banks of the scenic Ohio River, Hanover College is a private, liberal arts institution where brains and beauty truly intersect. Their rigorous interdisciplinary academic program with 34 majors attracts the best and the brightest from across the region and beyond.

Hanover College competes at the NCAA Division III level in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, including Anderson University, Bluffton University (Ohio), Defiance College (Ohio), Earlham College, Franklin College, Hanover College, Manchester University, Mount St. Joseph University (Ohio), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology & Transylvania University (Ky.) Hanover is home to twenty varsity sports including men’s and women’s basketball,  cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field, men’s baseball, football and swimming, and women’s softball and volleyball.

When asked about her choice to attend school and play tennis at Hanover College with the Panthers, Moore replied, “When I first visited Hanover, Coach LaRue asked if I would take some time to come see him and the team. As soon as I got there, everyone made me feel like I was already a part of their family. I really look forward to being with my Panther family and joining the team.”

Charlestown tennis coach Scott Matthews had this to say: “On behalf of the Charlestown tennis team, we would like to congratulate Alyssa on furthering her academic and athletic career at Hanover College. Best of luck, Alyssa.” Alyssa was a four year member of the Lady Pirate Tennis team.

WPMQ, The Pirate Network congratulates Alyssa wishes her a healthy and prosperous future as a Hanover College Panther.

Article contributed by WPMQ, The Pirate Network staff member Aiden Stewart.

Charlestown Pirate Baseball is Lacing Up 4 Pediatric Cancer

During this Friday night’s baseball game vs Providence, the Charlestown Pirates are Lacing Up 4 Pediatric Cancer to support the Go4theGoal Foundation to help kids battling cancer.

Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer began in the fall of 2011. Since then, professional, college and youth teams have participated in raising funds and awareness for the #1 disease killer of children. To date, over a half million athletes have supported our cause. $4 from every $5 pair of laces and 100% of all donations directly benefit kids and families in the state where the funds are raised.

Go4theGoal works to improve the lives of children battling cancer by providing financial assistance, granting special wishes, developing unique hospital programs, and funding innovative research. Learn more about Go4theGoal and how you can help to make a difference by visiting Go4theGoal.org.
You can help the baseball team reach their fundraising goal by going to donate.go4thegoal.org and look up “Team Name” or by scanning the QR Code below.

Savannah Gaither Signs with IU Southeast for Softball

 

Recently in the presence of family, friends, and coaches, Charlestown senior Savannah Gaither signed to attend school and play softball at Indiana University Southeast in the fall.

Indiana University Southeast, a regional campus of Indiana University, is a four-year, public, comprehensive university located in New Albany, Indiana, just across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky. Founded in 1941, it provides high-quality educational programs and services that promote student learning and prepare students for productive citizenship in a diverse society, and that contribute to the intellectual, cultural, and economic development of our region. IU Southeast competes at the NAIA level in the River States Conference and is home to ten varsity sports.

When asked about her choice to play at IU Southeast with the Grenadiers, Gaither replied, “I chose Indiana University Southeast because it felt like a home away from home. Coach Buckmaster and the team treated me like family from the moment we met and that made the decision easy! I felt so comfortable and welcomed and I realized this is the place I want to be!”  Gaither plans to major in nursing.

Charlestown softball coach Joe Witten shared his sentiments on Gaither saying, “Savannah has a gift in her soul that most of us will never experience as a student-athlete. She is blessed with the tools to make her very successful not only on the ballfield, but also in life. I am very proud of her and her accomplishments, but more importantly her drive to continue to grow and improve each and every day. It’s a blessing to be a part of her life on the ball diamond.”

WPMQ, The Pirate Network congratulates Savannah and wishes her a healthy and prosperous future as an Indiana University Southeast Grenadier.

Article contributed by WPMQ, The Pirate Network staff member Aiden Stewart.

Connor Smith to Continue Football and School at Hanover College

Seated (L to R): Rick Smith (Connor’s father), Connor, and Kelly Rivera (Connor’s mother)
Back: Charlestown football coach Jason Hawkins

Recently in the presence of family, friends, and coaches, Charlestown senior Connor Smith signed his celebratory letter of intent to attend school and play football at Hanover College in the fall.

Nestled in 650 acres of a wooded campus and located on the banks of the scenic Ohio River, Hanover College is a private, liberal arts institution where brains and beauty truly intersect. Their rigorous interdisciplinary academic program with 34 majors attracts the best and the brightest from across the region and beyond.

Hanover College competes at the NCAA Division III level in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, including Anderson University, Bluffton University (Ohio), Defiance College (Ohio), Earlham College, Franklin College, Hanover College, Manchester University, Mount St. Joseph University (Ohio), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology & Transylvania University (Ky.) Hanover is home to twenty varsity sports including men’s and women’s basketball,  cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field, men’s baseball, football and swimming, and women’s softball and volleyball.

When asked about his choice to play at Hanover College with the Panthers, Smith replied, “I chose Hanover College because of the people,environment,and the culture. From my first visit I knew this was the school I wanted to be at and continue in my academic and athletic career. Coach Theobald made this decision really easy for me and I can’t wait for the next 4 years.

Charlestown football coach Jason Hawkins told those in attendance at the signing that he expects big things for Smith at Hanover and attributed much of his success and opportunity to Smith’s hard work in the classroom. He commented, “Connor is a good kid that works hard on the field, in the weight room, and the classroom. We look forward to seeing what he does at Hanover.”

WPMQ, The Pirate Network congratulates Connor (also a valued member of the WPMQ Sports Broadcasting staff) and wishes him a healthy and prosperous future as a Hanover College Panther.

Article contributed by WPMQ, The Pirate Network staff member Aiden Stewart.

Benner to Further Football and Educational Endeavors at Georgetown

Seated (L to R) Scott Benner (Chase’s father), Chase, Jennifer Benner (Chase’s mother)
Back Row (L to R) Ava Benner (Chase’s sister), Charlestown Head Football Coach Jason Hawkins

Recently while surrounded by family, friends, and coaches, Charlestown senior Chase Benner signed his celebratory letter of intent to attend school and play football at Georgetown College in the fall.

Georgetown College is a private Christian college in Georgetown, Kentucky. Chartered in 1829, Georgetown was the first Baptist college west of the Appalachian Mountains .The college offers 38 undergraduate degrees and a Master of Arts in education. It offers degrees in areas of visual and performing arts, math and sciences, humanities, language and culture, business, medicine and healthcare, and others.Georgetown College is associated with five Rhodes Scholars and its alumni have included 38 Fulbright Scholars since 1989.

The athletics teams at Georgetown College are known as the Tigers. They participate in the NAIA and in the Mid-South Conference (MSC). Also the Tigers participate in 18 varsity sports.

Benner, who played tight end for the Pirates, will major in exercise science. When asked about his choice to play at Georgetown College with the Tigers, Benner replied, “I chose Georgetown because from the first time I stepped on campus, it just felt like home. From the first moment, Coach Oliver and his staff made me feel like a part of the family. I really like the coaching staff and their goals at Georgetown. It is really good to have one of my friends/old rivals joining me in Trey Schoen from Silver Creek.

Charlestown football coach Jason Hawkins told those in attendance at the signing that he expects big things for Benner at Georgetown and said, “Chase has a great opportunity to play football at a great program that plays in a good conference.  Chase is smart, tall and has good hands.  I think he will fit in well at Georgetown.”

WPMQ, The Pirate Network congratulates Chase and wishes him a healthy and prosperous future as a Georgetown College Tiger.

Article contributed by WPMQ, The Pirate Network staff member Connor Smith.

 

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