Category Archives: Boys Soccer

Pirate Soccer Falls in Conference Opener

The Pirate Soccer team traveled to Corydon Central High School on Tuesday evening to face off against Corydon Central in their first conference match of the 2015 season. The Pirates fell 3-6 to Corydon Central, but showed more improvement during the match. Trent Wight led the team with two goals, and Sergio Bolanos scored the other goal. The Pirates (0-3 overall; 0-1 MSC) will face off against a highly ranked Kentucky program at Southern High School tomorrow night, Thursday, at home. The match will begin at 5:30pm.

Pirate Soccer Drops Close Match to Henryville

The Charlestown Pirate Soccer team continued their 2015 campaign with a match at home against the Henryville Hornets. The Hornets, led by Head Coach John Harris, started slow against the Pirates. The Pirates put together several good minutes during the first half to take the lead at half. The Pirates, led by senior Trent Wight, showed much improvement during the match and led soon took a 4-2 lead over the Hornets. The Hornets would put together a late surge in the second half to defeat Charlestown 6-5 at Dutch Reis Field. “Senior Trent Wight scores 5 goals in a hard fought loss. Much improvement from first match,” commented Head Coach Brian Wight. The Pirates (0-2 overall; 0-0 MSC) will begin conference play today, on the road against the Corydon Central Panthers. They will begin at 6:00pm.

Boys Soccer drops Opener to River City 0-7

The Charlestown Pirate Soccer team, led by new Head Coach Brian Wight, opened their 2015 season with a home match against the traveling River City team from Jeffersonville Tuesday night. The Pirates, with an extremely young team with only senior, lost to River City by a score of 0-7. “We are a young team, but we showed signs of success,” commented Head Coach Brian Wight following the defeat. The Pirates (0-1 overall; 0-0 MSC) will be back in action when they host Henryville next Monday. The match against Henryville is scheduled to begin at 6:00pm.

IHSAA Announces New Sectional Alignments for the next Two Seasons

The Indiana High School Athletic Association announced the new sectional alignments for Basketball, Football, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball and Soccer Monday.  The new alignment will be used for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school year athletic seasons.  Charlestown remains in Class 3A and generally in the same sectionals as currently assigned; with a few new opponents due to school size fluctuation and recent success factors.  The following outline the new and up-coming sectional alignments for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years:

Baseball:  #30-Brownstown, Charlestown, Corydon, North Harrison, Salem, Scottsburg, & Silver Creek;

Boys Basketball:  #30-Brownstown, Charlestown, Corydon, North Harrison, Salem, Scottsburg, & Silver Creek;

Girls Basketball:  #30-Brownstown, Charlestown, Corydon, North Harrison, Salem, Scottsburg, & Silver Creek;

Football:  #31-Brown County, Brownstown, Charlestown, Corydon, Heritage Hills, North Harrison, Salem & Southridge;

Softball:  #30-Brownstown, Charlestown, Corydon, North Harrison, Salem, Scottsburg, & Silver Creek;

Boys Soccer:  #28-Charlestown, Corydon, Floyd Central, Jeffersonville, New Albany, & Silver Creek;

Girls Soccer:  #28-Charlestown, Corydon, Floyd Central, Jeffersonville, New Albany, & Silver Creek; and

Volleyball:  #30-Brownstown, Charlestown, Corydon, Providence, Salem, Scottsburg, & Silver Creek.

Fall Sport Sectional Information

Pirate Nation several fall sports are preparing for Sectional play, and so should you….here the 411 you need to know.  Boys Tennis and Girls Golf Sectional play has ended, and unfortunately Charlestown teams did not advance.

Pirate Soccer will be begin Sectional #27 play at Columbus East High School on Wednesday, October 8th versus Scottsburg with a 5:30 pm start.

Lady Pirate Soccer will begin Sectional #27 play at Columbus North High School on Thursday, October 9th (7:00 pm start) versus the winner of tonight’s Scottsburg/Coumbus East winner.

Pirate & Lady Pirate Cross Country will compete in Sectional #28 in Hanover (hosted by Southwestern HS) on Saturday, October 11th beginning at 10:30 am.

Pirate Football will compete in Class 3A Sectional #31 beginning Friday, October 24th.  The blind draw for the eight team sectional will be announced on Sunday, October 12th, beginning at 7:00 pm.

Lady Pirate Volleyball will host the Class 3A Sectional #30 beginning on Tuesday, October 21st in the CHS Sports Arena.  The blind draw for the eight team sectional will be announced on Monday, October 13th, beginning at 8:00 am.

Complete coverage of Pirate and Lady Pirate post season play can be found on www.PiratePride.BLUE and via the Facebook and Twitter accounts of Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting.  GOOD LUCK PIRATES AND LADY PIRATES!

Pirate Soccer Shuts Out Eagles, 7-0

Charlestown Pirate Soccer 7 – Austin 0

1st Half:  Trent Wight (36.41 PK); Trent Wight (35.48 PK); Michael Navetta (33.32); Colin Martin (8.55); Trent Wight (6:17 PK).

2nd Half:  Isai Galvan (25.20); Anthony Carey (18.50); Anthony Carey (3.30) Assist by Alfredo Arredondo.

The Charlestown Pirates hosted the Austin Eagles on Tuesday evening and quickly asserted control of the game getting into the opposing penalty box twice within the first five minutes of the game and drawing contact to earn penalty kicks which were easily converted by Junior attacking midfielder Trent Wight who would go on to earn a rare hat trick of penalty kicks in the game. By the time Senior team captain and attacking midfielder Michael Navetta placed his goal into the net in the 33rd minute, the game was all but over. Freshman attacking midfielder Demetrio Ortuno entered the game and quickly soon helped Senior Colin Martin find the net for his 5th goal of the season with just under 9 minutes remaining in the half. Martin was replaced by Junior Dillon Gray who would control the striker position up until the final 5 minutes of the game, producing countless attacks on goal but never quite finding his way to score. The first half ended with Wight’s third and final penalty kick, Wight would not return to the game after he and Senior Brayden Cooksey were replaced by Freshman duo Anthony Carey and Jeremiah Paiz. The second half started with Paiz, Carey, Ortuno, and Gray being joined by fellow Freshmen Sergio Bolanos, Isai Galvan and Hunter Twist. Together the Freshmen ran the table on the Eagles by dominating possession for the entire second half as the Varsity upperclassmen were benched for the remainder of the game. Isai Galvan would score inside the box for his second goal of the season and Anthony Carey would manage to put the ball into the net twice for his first two goals of his career. But it was Freshman Demetrio Ortuno who used his slight frame and diminutive stature to raise the fans out of their seats on more than one occasion. Although he never scored, Ortuno arguably provided three of the more entertaining moments of the entire game as he narrowly missed from a diving header where upon he threw his body headfirst through the air to contact the ball, later he nearly completed a bicycle kick in the box and perhaps his greatest missed shot of all was a free kick from the corner of the penalty area that he bent up and over the defensive wall of Eagles and beat the keeper only to have the crossbar cruelly deny him with a thunderous clank. “All in all it was a very entertaining game and it shows just how much talent we are developing here in Charlestown, the future is very bright,” said Coach Andrew Smith about the freshmen performances.

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