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2021 Lady Pirate Cross Country

Sectional Champions

Photo courtesy of Melissa Stewart



(Front L to R) Jessie McCoy, Danielle Roberts, Jackie McCoy

(Back L to R) Coach Lauren Crowe, Raelynn Rufer, Emma Faulkner, Laney Hawkins, Maci Rhoten, Kaylee Kinser, and Coach Jerry Doyle

Lady Pirate Cross Country is Off to a Sizzling Start

The defending Mid Southern Conference and Sectional champion cross country team is off to another hot start after the girls finished 3rd to Indianapolis Cathedral and Seymour in the Seymour Invitational! Skylar Cochran and Jessie McCoy finished in the top 10 with Laney Hawkins, Jackie McCoy,...Read More »

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;...Read More »

Pirate Cross Country Standout Alexis Gurr Signs to Run at Hanover College

In front of family, friends, and coaches on Thursday evening, Alexis Gurr signed her national letter of intent to continue her cross country endeavors 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...Read More »

Girls Cross Country Medals Two at North Harrison Invitational

In a 25 team meet, the Lady Pirate cross country team placed eighth. Earning medals were Ashley Wight in fourteenth and Skylar Cochran in twentieth.


The Next meet is September 4th at Hardy Lake at the Scottsburg Invitational.


(WPMQ staff contribution by Lexi Eblen)

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Pirate News and Notes: HS Heisman, XCountry, & Football

Congratulations to Charlestown High School Athletes Steven Delaney and DeAsia King; selected this week as school qualifiers for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarships to be awarded later this year.

Best of luck to our history making Lady Pirate Cross Country team, who after finishing third as a team at last...Read More »

Lady Pirate XC are Sectional Runner ups, Three Pirates Advance

Saturday the Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country team traveled to Hanover for the Sectional Round of the State Tournament.  The Lady Pirates, a strong favorite…..showed why, finishing runner-up to a very strong Jennings County team.  “We are excited to be heading to the Brown County Regional...Read More »

Lady Pirates Finish 2nd at MSC, Pirates 8th

The Charlestown HS Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country team traveled to Pekin Saturday morning for the annual Mid-Southern Conference Championship meet.  The Lady Pirates, among the favorites to win conference this year finished runner-up; however placed four runners within the honors of All-Conference and Honorable Mention.  The Pirates finished...Read More »

Lady Pirates Win New Wash Invite, Pirates Fourth

The Lady Pirate Cross Country team won their 4th championship for the year, in really tough conditions, due to the heat.  Leading the way for the ladies was Sophomore Carley Conway finishing 1st, with a time of 21:29.  Coming in right behind her, and finishing 2nd was...Read More »

Lady Pirate XC Finishes 2nd at Creek Invite

Charlestown HS Cross Country participated in the annual Silver Creek Invitational Tuesday.  The Lady Pirates team placed second behind a very strong Seymour outing.  Carley Conway finished fourth overall, in a time of 21:01.  Katie Rhodes placed 11th in 22:45; Claire Mitchell finished 19th (24:05), Alexis Gurr 22nd...Read More »

Lady Pirates Battle Heat in Crawford County

The Charlestown High School Lady Pirate Cross Country team finished 4th out of 22 complete teams this past Saturday at Crawford County.  “A couple of the ladies struggled with the heat, but still had an impressive team finish on a tough course”, commented Head coach Jerry Doyle.  Top 15 in...Read More »

Lady Pirate XC Continues to Roll...Wins Scottsburg Invite

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Cross Country team, for the third time this season, finished atop the team standings; Tuesday night at Scottsburg.  Top Lady Pirate finishers, out of 71 total runners included Carley Conway (2nd-21:42); Katie Rhodes (7th-22:14); Ashley Wight (8th-22:22); Skylar Cochran (14th-23:36); Alexis Gurr (17th-23:43); Sam Matthews (46th-26:34); and Kelsey Lakes (48th-26:57)....Read More »

Lady Pirate XC finishes a Strong 3rd in Cougar Classic

Charlestown High School Cross Country traveled to Ramsey Thursday night for the 49th annual North Harrison Invitational or Cougar Classic 5k.  The Lady Pirates as a team finished third out of 18 teams, behind North Oldham (KY) and Jasper; led by Carley Conway (21:11), Ashley Wright (22:11), and Katie Rhodes...Read More »

XC Girls Win Christian Academy Invite, Boys Second

Charlestown High School Cross Country continued an outstanding season, as the girls continue to roll at Saturday’s Christian Academy Invitational.  The Lady Pirates won the girls division first place honors Saturday behind the 2nd place finish of Carley Conway (21:47), the 4th place finish of Ashley Wight (22:23); the 5th...Read More »

Lady Pirates Win the Annual Hokum Karem Race

Charlestown High School Cross Country made the short trip to Sellersburg to participate in the long time annual Hokum Karem Invitational.  The Charlestown Lady Pirate squad win the girls competition; placing three duo teams in top ten.  Lady Pirates Katie Rhodes/Carley Conway ran second (40:28), Alexis Gurr/Skylar Cochran...Read More »


Throughout the fall sports season, Baptist Health Floyd Sports Medicine physicians will offer evaluation and treatment of athletes with sports-related injuries at a Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic.

SATURDAYS, AUGUST 19 THROUGH OCTOBER 28; 7:30 a.m. • Must be signed in by 8 a.m.; at the Baptist...Read More »

Charlestown XC Invite Returns Successfully

The Charlestown High School Cross Country Invitational made a return for 2017 Saturday at Charlestown State Park; a truly great invitational venue for cross country running.  The Lady Pirate team finished second as a team (5-7 runners per team) and out of 30 total runners placed according:...Read More »

Conway and Rhodes Advance to XC Semi-State

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Cross Country team as well as Pirate Seth Parker traveled to Brown County’s Eagle Park for the Regional round of the 2016 State Tournament.  The Charlestown ladies finished 7th as a team, only thirty-three spots from advancing as a team to Semi-State.  Individually...Read More »

Lady Pirate Cross Country Finishes Third in Sectional

Charlestown High School Cross Country team traveled to Hanover College for the IHSAA Boys and Girls Sectional round of the state tournament.  Charlestown joined Austin, Henryville, Jennings County, Madison Consolidated, New Washington, Rock Creek Academy, Scottsburg, Shawe Memorial, Silver Creek, Southwestern (Hanover), and Switzerland County in the Southwestern Sectional.  The...Read More »

Cross Country Improves at MSC Meet

Finally getting some great race day weather, the Lady Pirates finished 4th in conference with six Charlestown ladies finishing with running personal records, and 1 running a season best! Leading the way was Freshman Carley Conway who was conference runner-up, running a PR of 20:55, and also...Read More »

Lady Pirates Win New Washington Invite

Charlestown Cross Country made the short trip to New Washington Tuesday evening to compete in their annual invitational meet; along with the hosts, Scottsburg, Christian Academy, Madison Shawe, Austin, South Central, Crothersville, and Trinity Lutheran.  The Lady Pirates placed all seven girls in the top 20, replacing...Read More »

Lady Pirates Finish Fourth at Madison Meet

Charlestown Cross Country traveled to Madison for participation in the Duke Meyer Classic (formerly known as the Madison Courier) at Hanover Saturday morning.  Lady Pirate medal winners were Freshman Carley Conway in 8th place and Junior Katie Rhodes in 13th place. “Our 3-6 runners really stepped up...Read More »

Fall Sport Post Season Play Approaching

The 2016 regular seasons of fall sports are beginning to wind down and prepare for post season state tourney play, here are the dates you need to know in advance as details of all post season play will be posted on www.PiratePride.BLUE when official:

Pirate and Lady Pirate Soccer will...Read More »

Cross Country Runs at Silver Creek Invite

Charlestown Cross Country ran the Silver Creek Invitational Tuesdaye evening.  Leading the way in 6th place was Freshman Carley Conway in a time of 21:50, and Junior Katie Rhodes in 11th place in a time of 22:42.  Top 25 runners received medals.  The ladies finished 7th out...Read More »

Conway and Rhodes Medal at Crawford for Pirates

The Charlestown Cross Country team had two medal winners Saturday at the Crawford County Invitational on a sloppy course!  Carley Conway finished 4th in the Freshman race, and Katie Rhodes was 3rd in the Junior race.  The event runs four races, Fresh/Soph girls, Junior/Senior girls, then the...Read More »

Cross Country Runs Well at North Harrison

Charlestown Cross Country traveled to North Harrison Thursday evening to participate in their annual invitational.  On a beautiful/perfect day for running, the girls finished 12th out of 20 teams. The girls were lead by Junior Katie Rhodes who finished in 18th place, who also had her season...Read More »

Cross Country Ladies Sets New Bar with Coach

Charlestown High School Cross Country participated in the annual Clarksville Hokum Karem meet Tuesday evening.  The Lady Pirates placed fifth as a team, with the top three team partners counting toward the team score.  Highlight of the evening was partners Katie Rhodes and Carley Conway finishing in...Read More »

Lady Pirate XCountry Finishes 5th at Seymour

The Charlestown High School Cross Country team traveled north Thursday evening and participated along with ten other local teams at the Seymour Invitational.  The Lady Pirate team, led by a 6th place finish by Freshman Carley Conway and 10th place finish by Junior Katie Rhodes finished 5th...Read More »

CHS Fall Sports Practice / Try-outs Begin MONDAY

Reminder that all athletes must have a physical on file while also passing 70% of their classes in order to be eligible for athletic participation at Charlestown High School.  All Transfer students must fill out a Transfer form in the athletic office.

Volleyball begins Monday at CHS from 3:30p – 5:30p,...Read More »

Rhodes Advances to Second Straight Semi-State

Charlestown Lady Pirate Cross Country Sophomore Katie Rhodes ran a personal best time of 20:44; to finish in Saturday’s Regional meet at Brown County in the top twenty finishers.  The top twenty finish also qualified Rhodes to her second straight Semi-State meet in her young high school career.  Rhodes...Read More »

Lady Pirate Cross Country Advances to Regional

Charlestown High School Cross Country traveled to Hanover College to begin the 2015 State Tournament in the Southwestern High School sectional round Saturday.

The Charlestown girls Cross Country team finished 5th out of eight teams, just good enough to qualify as a team for next Saturday’s Cross Country Regional in...Read More »

Rhodes Second at MSC XC Meet

Congratulations to Lady Pirate Cross Country runner Katie Rhodes for placing second at the recent Mid-Southern Conference meet, also earning her All Conference Honors.  Additionally, Lady Pirate Kelsey Lakes finished 18th earning her Honorable Mention honors, while the team finished 4th overall.

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Cross Country Makes Rainy Run at New Wash

On a rainy, chilly evening in New Washington, the Charlestown Lady Pirate Cross Country team took 3rd place in a field of 10 teams.  Leading the way and winning a plaque was Katie Rhodes, finishing in 2nd place.  Winning medals were Erin Kimbrell in 15th place and Alexis Gurr in...Read More »

Several CHS XC Runners Set Personal Records at Crawford

Charlestown HS Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country ran in the Crawford County Invitational Saturday, where half of the team run personal records on one of the toughest courses on the schedule all year!

Charlestown runners setting personal records at Crawford County included Kelsey Lakes, Alexis Gurr, Piper Clark, Matt...Read More »

Rhodes Finishes 4th, Shaw 15th at Hardy Lake

Charlestown Cross Country participated in the annual Scottsburg Invitational Tuesday evening.  On a very hot and humid evening at Hardy Lake, Lady Pirate Cross Country Runner Katie Rhodes placed 4th overall for the ladies, while fellow runner Andrew Shaw ran a good race to place 15th for the men.

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Lady Pirate Alum Andrews Begins Collegiate Competition

Former Charlestown Pirate Cross Country standout Whitney Andrews participated in her first collegiate meet Tuesday, running in a Hokum Karem at Anderson University in Indianapolis.  Whitney and her teammate Margo placed 2nd overall in the meet against Franklin.  “Proud of her for representing Charlestown XC at the collegiate level”,...Read More »

Charlestown XC Medals Three Teams at Hokum Karem

Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country ran the Hokum Karem event at Silver Creek Tuesday evening.  The Lady Pirate team of Katie Rhodes and Gabi Gagnon finished 7th in a time of 41:14 with 6:52 mile splits; and the team of Kelsey Lakes and Erin Kimbrell finished 22nd...Read More »

Rhodes and Shaw Lead Cross Country Pirates in Bulldog

The Charlestown High School Cross Country traveled to New Albany Saturday morning and competed in the annual Bulldog Classic.  The Lady Pirates were led once again by Sophomore Katie Rhodes, who finished 5th overall; as a team the girls finished fourth out of an eight team field, on a...Read More »

Rhodes Medals at Seymour, Pirates Compete

Charlestown Cross Country competed in Seymour’s ten team meet Thursday evening.  The girls were led by medal winner Sophomore Katie Rhodes in 10th place in a time of 22:03.  The Lady Pirates finished 6th as a team.  “There were a lot of nerves for our first meet, but I’m...Read More »

Lady Pirate XC Competes at Nationals

Three members of the Charlestown HS Cross Country team competed this past weekend in the AAU National Championship in Lawrence, Kansas.  Whitney Andrews (senior), Katie Rhodes (freshman), and Alysha Flaget (senior) placed 14th, 16th, and 18th respectively overall in the 15-18 age group.  Andrews and Flaget placed 6th and...Read More »

XC Andrews-Rhodes: Pride of Pirate Nation

Charlestown Lady Pirate Cross Country runners Whitney Andrews and Katie Rhodes traveled back to Brown County Saturday, with their Coach Jerry Doyle, to run the Semi-State meet.  Senior Andrews and Freshman Rhodes finished 79th and 80th, and both in a time of 21:02, and against 178 other girl qualifiers....Read More »

XC Andrews and Rhodes Advance to Semi-State

The Lady Pirate Cross Country team finished 6th as a team today at the Brown County Regional (top five teams advance). However Charlestown advanced two runners to next weeks Semi-Final meet. “They all ran their hearts out today, just came up a little short, but I couldn’t be more...Read More »

Lady Pirate XC 3rd at Sectional, Regional Bound

Charlestown Lady Pirate Cross Country team is REGIONAL BOUND! The Ladies team finished 3rd, only 8 points out of runner up at today’s Southwestern hosted Sectional meet. Charlestown was led by Katie Rhodes who finished 6th, and Whitney Andrews’ 10th place finish earning them All Sectional Honors. Lady Pirate...Read More »

Rhodes Wins at Providence, Lady Pirates 3rd

The Charlestown HS Cross Country team ran at New Albany’s Community Park Tuesday evening, in the annual Providence Invitational.  Frosh Katie Rhodes led the Lady Pirates and was the individual girls champion; for her second win of the year!  Senior Whitney Andrews ran 4th and Gabi Gagnon 13th to...Read More »

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,...Read More »

Cross Country Competes in MSC Meet

The Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country team met at Hardy Lake in Scott County, with Mid-Southern Conference counterparts, to decide and settle the final 2014 conference standings for boys and the girls in their sport.  The Lady Pirates (as a team) finished fourth behind Salem (3rd), North...Read More »

Hopson & Parker Enter CHS Recordbook

Pirate Football’s Senior wide receiver Cameron Hopson and Pirate Cross Country’s Sophomore runner Seth Parker; both after big performances over the past two weeks, have earned spots in the Charlestown High School Recordbook.

Parker, while running a personal best time of 18:11 in Tuesday’s New Washingtion Invitational, landed on the CHS...Read More »

Lady Pirate XC Finishes Second, Parker Runs Personal Best

The Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country team ran in the New Washington Invitational Tuesday evening.  The Lady Pirates finished second to Southwestern, led by Freshman Katie Rhodes who ran second, with a personal best time of 20:14.  Senior Whitney Andrews finished 6th and Alysha Flaget 16th, both winning...Read More »

Andrews & Rhodes Medal, Lady Pirates 6th at Dragon Invite

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Cross Country team ran in the annual Silver Creek Invitational Tuesday evening.  The Lady Pirates team finished 6th out of 19 teams, led by Katie Rhodes and Whitney Andrews; both who had medal finishes.  Rhodes finished in 12th place and Andrews in 19th place respectively....Read More »

Rhodes Leads Lady Pirates to CAI Invite Win

Tuesday evening, the Charlestown High School Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country team competed in the annual Christian Academy Invitational; the Lady Pirates defending their 2013 title in the event.  Defend the Lady Pirates did, winning the invitational for the second straight year; largely behind the girls event champion...Read More »

Pirate XC Holding Another Yard Sale Saturday

The Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross-Country teams will hold another fund raiser Yard Sale at the Charlestown High School parking lot on Saturday September 13th from 8am to 1pm.  Pirate Nation, come and support the fundraising efforts of these student-athletes!  Thanks in advance!  Go Pirate XC!!

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Pirate Cross Country Run Well at Scottsburg

The Charlestown Cross Country teams traveled to and participated in the annual Scottsburg Invitational Tuesday evening.  The Lady Pirates finished third overall, led by Frosh Katie Rhodes’ 8th place run, with a personal best time of 21:53.  Whitney Andrews also ran well, finishing in 18th place.  The Lady Pirates finished...Read More »

Lady Pirates Place 6th at Cougar Classic, Three Medal!

The Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country teams competed in North Harrison’s annual Cougar Classic Thursday evening; among at least twenty other schools and over 400 runners.  The Lady Pirates finished in 6th place as a team, with three runners earning medal finishes.  Whitney Andrews finished 20th, Katie Rhodes...Read More »

CHS Cross Country to Fund Raise Saturday

The Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross-Country teams will hold a fund raiser Yard Sale and Bake Sale at the Charlestown High School parking lot on Saturday September 6th from 9am to 2pm, and a fund raiser Car Wash at the Charlestown Firehouse on Park St from 11am to 2pm....Read More »

Two Charlestown XC Teams Medal at Hokum Karem

On another hot and very humid evening, the Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country teams traveled to Sellersburg for the Darryl Kingery Hokum Karem meet.  In the team format ( 2 runners are a team ), the Charlestown team of Whitney Andrews/ Katie Rhodes placed 6th overall and Alysha...Read More »

Lady Pirate XC Finishes 4th at Bulldog Classic

The Charlestown High School Cross Country team participated in the annual Bulldog Classic Saturday morning.  The Lady Pirates team, even without their #1 runner Whitney Andrews (in alignment recovery), finished an outstanding FOURTH place at New Albany’s annual event.  Charlestown was led by Freshman Katie Rhodes, who medaled in 11th...Read More »

Rhodes Led Lady Pirates Run Well at Seymour

The Lady Pirate Cross Country team participated in the annual Seymour Invitational Thursday evening.  Freshman Katie Rhodes some recognition was the top finisher for Charlestown, running 12th to win a medal for top 15.  Whitney Andrews was in 6th position before being overcome by heat, 200 meters from the finish.  She was taken...Read More »