Category Archives: Volleyball
McConnell Breaks Career Blocks Record
Crowe Signs with Grace College for Volleyball and Track
Recently, Charlestown senior Lanae`Crowe was joined by family and coaches to sign her letter of intent to attend school and participate in both volleyball and track and field at Grace College in the fall.
Located in downtown Winona Lake, Indiana, Grace College is an evangelical Christian college housing six schools: The School of Arts and Sciences, The School of Behavioral Sciences, The School of Business, The School of Education, The School of Ministry Studies, and The School of Professional & Online Education.
Grace College is competes in the Crossroads League at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA Division 1) and is home to nineteen varsity sports including Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Baseball, Men’s and Women’s Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Men’s and Women’s Golf, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Softball, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, and Volleyball.
Crowe, who recorded over 1,000 assists in volleyball during her career at Charlestown and who won a sectional and placed 5th in the regional in the discus will major in nursing. When asked about her choice to play at Grace College with the Lancers, Crowe said, “I chose Grace College because they are a family based community. They strive on building relationships with students and making sure they feel at home. Playing college volleyball has always been my dream since third grade and I knew I could not pass up that opportunity. Also being a top competitor for track, coming in as a freshman made my decision easier.”
Charlestown volleyball coach Tammy Nuxoll shared the following sentiments on Crowe: “Lanae’ is a very hard worker on and off the court. I know that she will excel in the classroom and will be able to handle being a multi-sport college athlete. Lanae’ is a versatile player that will put in the work it takes to make positive contributions to the volleyball program.”
Charlestown track coach Jerry Doyle added, “It’s great to see Lanae have the opportunity to pursue her dream of being a multi-sport athlete in college! She is one of the hardest workers, and most dedicated athletes that has come through the Track & Field program in my time as a Coach! She works on her own time, year-round , on shot and discus, and has worked hard in the gym to get stronger. I look forward to this season, as well as following her in her college career! No doubt she will be a success in both athletics and academics!
The Charlestown High School athletic department and WPMQ, The Pirate Network congratulate Lanae’ and wish her a healthy and prosperous future as a Grace College Lancer.
Article contributed by WPMQ, The Pirate Network.
Pirates Crowe and Wigginton Named School Winners for the Heisman High School Scholarship
Congratulations to Lanae’ Crowe and Eric Wigginton for being named Charlestown High School’s female and male (respectively) Heisman High School Scholarship winners.
The Heisman Memorial Trophy is renowned for symbolizing the pursuit of excellence with integrity. The Heisman High School Scholarship, presented by Acceptance Insurance, extends the Heisman prestige to our nation’s most esteemed male and female high school seniors by recognizing and rewarding outstanding scholar-athletes who understand that the most important victories not only happen on the field, but in their schools and communities. These remarkable young leaders set the example and make a game-changing difference every day, paving the way to greatness for everyone around them.
Crowe is a member of the Lady Pirate volleyball, basketball, softball, and track and field teams; Wigginton is a member of the Pirate tennis and baseball teams and is a girls’ basketball manager. Both have advanced to the state round where those winners will be announced tomorrow.
McConnell Sets New Single Match Ace Record for Lady Pirate Volleyball
Lady Pirate Volleyball Tames the Lady Mustangs in Three Sets
Last night the Lady Pirate volleyball team hosted the neighboring Lady Mustangs of New Washington. Both teams came into the contest hunting their second win of this early season as Charlestown was 1-3 with a win over MSC rival Clarksville and losses to Jeffersonville, Corydon, and defending state champion Brownstown. New Washington entered 1-2 with a win over South Decatur and losses to Greensburg and Southwestern.
The Lady Pirates came out strong in the first set and played well, easily capturing the 25-8 victory. Coach Nuxoll credited Emma Obermeier and Abbi East with a few good serving runs in that set. In the second set, the Lady Pirates took a 6-0 lead before giving up seven straight. Nuxoll said, “I think we got into our own heads a little bit and struggled making our own errors. New Washington isn’t a team to back down and kept coming at us.” The Lady Pirates then gathered their composure and went on to win that set 25-18. More strong serving from Emma Obermeier as well as Macy Vaughn in the third set helped pace the victory, 25-11.
Kayleigh Smith and Lanae’ Crowe led the offense with 7 kills each, and Kylie McConnell and Kenzie Baker each contributed 4 kills. Maci Vaughn led the defense with 11 digs and also had 2 aces. Emma Obermeier ended the night with 5 aces and also contributed 8 assists.
Coach Nuxoll concluded saying, “We hope to carry the positive play from tonight into our match at Henryville tomorrow.” Henryville is defending its sectional title this season and will enter the contest 5-2. Most recently they lost 2-1 to Hauser in the championship game of their own invitational.
Charlestown JV also won 25-12, 25-22.
Article contributed by WPMQ Staff Writer
Tuesday’s Athletic Results Yield Two Big Lady Pirate Victories
The Lady Pirate Cross Country team had three pairs team up to place 2nd, 6th, and 12th to win medals, edge out Silver Creek 20-23, and earn the Darrell Kingery Hokum Karem Championship! Skylar Cochran and Ashley Wight were the second place finishers; Laney Hawkins and Jessie McCoy finished 6th; Jackie McCoy and Tina Ylipaa finished 12th. Coach Doyle said, “This is a special meet for us to win, as Coach Kingery was a coach that I always looked up to and he was a true mentor to me! ” Coach Kingery was a beloved, long time cross country coach from Clarksville and Silver Creek who was well known throughout the community. A tragic accident while he was riding a bicycle last fall claimed his life way too soon. It was very fitting for this event to be named after an iconic coach.
The Lady Pirate volleyball team sailed away from New Washington with a win in four games. The Lady Mustangs came out fighting and claimed the first game 20-25. Coach Tammy Nuxoll quoted,”We did not play as a team in the first set and it really showed on the court. They were able to pull it together in the second set and played more as a team for the remainder of the match. We were able to put together some strong serving and setters made good decisions on the court.” The Lady Pirates went on to win the next three to seal the match 25-17. 25-23, 25-12. They will face Henryville at home September 5th.
Article contributed by WPMQ Staff Member Matthew McCoy