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07/20/12: 

New CHS Principal Mark Laughner Feels a "Familiar Sense"

About the Charlestown Community and School he now leads

Walking into the principal's office at Charlestown High School, one is immediately struck with a dose of "Pirate Pride".  Earlier this month, the Greater Clark County School Board named Mark Laughner Charlestown High School’s new principal.  Laughner comes to Charlestown by way of Jeffersonville’s Parkview Middle School, where he served seven years as principal.  Laughner began his teaching career in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida as a social studies teacher, before stints teaching at Clarksville High School and an Assistant Principal position at Clarksville Middle.  Laughner has begun moving into his new office at CHS, but by first mounting the now traditional Pirate flag on the wall behind his desk, and positioned various Pirate spirit reminders about; by all appearances ready to take the Pirate Command.  Laugher is originally from a Central Indiana community very similar in many ways to Charlestown; which is a part of what attracted him to his new position.  Charlestown seems to nearly feel like home for Laughner, who also added that the new high school facility also played a part in pursuing a “position that is hard to pass up”.  Laughner believes it’s a recipe for just what he was looking for in the high school administration area of his career.  Laughner stressed a real interest in him and his staff focusing on student academic achievement, taking further the progress recently attained at Charlestown High School.  “I am interested in increasing not only the numbers of students who pass the statewide ECA tests, but also the numbers of students who tackle advanced placement and dual enrollment (college credit) courses and pursue an academic honors diploma”, said Laughner.  Improving the appearance of the campus is also high on Laughner’s to-do list, with a desire to increase the aesthetic appeal of the campus for all who study, visit or just pass by Charlestown High School.  Laughner has an athletic history, playing baseball in college, coaching football while teaching in Clarksville, and always enjoying watching student athletes compete.  He looks forward to working with the Pirate Pride Booster Club to find ways to bolster school spirit and participation at athletic events.  Laughner reiterated his academic focus, and has ideas to help student athletes have the resources needed to take care of business in the classroom; so they can then take care of business on the field or court.  Principal Laughner welcomes the parents and the community to contact him with any questions, concerns, or comments, by emailing him at mlaughner@gcs.k12.in.us.  "You'll see me in the community, especially attending all the sports events I can", said Laughner.

07/20/11: 

CHS to Host Two Sectionals During the 2011-12 School Year

Tuesday the IHSAA announced the sectional sites for the upcoming 2011-12 school year, including the new two-class format for boy’s and girl’s soccer.  Charlestown High School, for the second straight year, will again host the Class 3A Girl’s Basketball Sectional #30, February 7th through 12th, 2012.  Charlestown High School will also host the Class A Boy’s Soccer Sectional 59, October 3rd through 8th, 2011; consisting of Austin, Charlestown, Henryville, Salem, and Trinity Lutheran.  The Girl’s Soccer Sectional will be held in Rising Sun.

Other Class 3A Sectional #30 sites of interest include:  Volleyball at Salem, Boy’s Basketball at Salem, Softball at North Harrison, and Baseball at Silver Creek.  Sound familiar on most accounts?  For a complete list of sectional sites for the 2011-12 school year, log on to www.ihsaa.org.

07/20/11: 

CHS to Host Two Sectionals During the 2011-12 School Year

Tuesday the IHSAA announced the sectional sites for the upcoming 2011-12 school year, including the new two-class format for boy’s and girl’s soccer.  Charlestown High School, for the second straight year, will again host the Class 3A Girl’s Basketball Sectional #30, February 7th through 12th, 2012.  Charlestown High School will also host the Class A Boy’s Soccer Sectional 59, October 3rd through 8th, 2011; consisting of Austin, Charlestown, Henryville, Salem, and Trinity Lutheran.  The Girl’s Soccer Sectional will be held in Rising Sun.

Other Class 3A Sectional #30 sites of interest include:  Volleyball at Salem, Boy’s Basketball at Salem, Softball at North Harrison, and Baseball at Silver Creek.  Sound familiar on most accounts?  For a complete list of sectional sites for the 2011-12 school year, log on to www.ihsaa.org.

11/22/10: 

CPTV Archives Now Available on CharlestownPiratePride.com

Charlestown Pride TV, presented daily by CTown TV and GCCS Vocational TV, is the new Charlestown High School daily school news report produced and directed by CHS students.  Currently CPTV reports are archived to YouTube, and now also conveniently linked on each page of the Charlestown Pirate Pride website.  Just look at the top of the left menu for "The CPTV Report" and stay up to speed with Pirate Nation!

02/16/11: 

Pirate Soccer Hosts Benefit Run in Honor of One of their Own

In November of 2010, Charlestown High School Boys Soccer player Lucas Taylor was diagnosed with Leukemia.  In an effort to raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS), his team mates on the Charlestown High School soccer team have invited the Jeffersonville team to join them in running a half marathon in Lucas' honor.  We are asking local business leaders and community members to donate whatever they are able to this cause.  We hope to raise $2,500 for the LLS and have a strong number of runners competing.  The run will begin at Charlestown High School on Saturday, April 9th and finish 13.1 miles later at Jeffersonville High School.  Runners are encouraged to run the full 13.1 miles solo; however, there is an option to team up with a partner and split the distance.  If you are interested in running or making a donation, please contact Coach Andrew Smith at Charlestown High School at your earliest convenience; registration to run is FREE.  Coach Smith can be reached at the high school or by email at AnSmith@gcs.k12.in.us.

11/20/10: 

Pirates Versus Mustangs:  More Than Just a Rivalry Chapter this Year 

The Charlestown Pirate Boys Basketball team will open their 2010-11 season this Tuesday evening in their new Sports Arena, beginning at 6:00 pm.  The evening promises to be historic on many levels; including another chapter in the long boys basketball rivalry between the neighbor high schools.  The Sports Arena gates will open at 5:15 pm on Wednesday in advance of the 6:00 pm Junior Varsity tip; the Varsity contest between the Pirates and Mustangs will begin shortly after the conclusion of the Junior Varsity contest.  One of the most memorable moments of the evening will certainly be just before the Varsity game tip; the first boys basketball tip-off in the new Sports Arena.  The Pirate Basketball Program and Pirate Pride Booster Club have planned a ceremonial opening tip-off as part of christening the new Pirate's ship.  The new Sports Arena is part of a newly dedicated 40 million dollar high school facility; which replaced the former fifty year home of the Pirates, Bill Dunn Sports Arena.  Chuck Ledbetter, Sr., won the honors of performing the opening tip-off during Pirate Pride's annual All-Sport Banquet and Auction, this past April.  Mr. Ledbetter in turn spear-headed a effort to involve former Pirate boy's basketball coach John Wood, in Tuesday's opening ceremonies .  Coach Wood will help christen the new Pirate hardwood by performing Tuesday's opening ceremonial tip-off; marking the first boys varsity basketball game in the new CHS Sports Arena.  Over thirty former basketball players, cross-country, track, and managers of Coach Wood; spanning from 1955 through 1961, and 1975 through 1977, will be on hand to watch their former coach do the honors.  Coach Wood was the first boys varsity basketball head coach to mentor a Pirate team in 1955, when the then 'new CHS gymnasium' was opened.  The same gym was then named in honor of Charlestown Pirate Coach Bill Dunn, in 1987; and used as the home of the Pirates until its demolition this year.  Coach Wood's coaching career spans twenty-two years and four schools; including 139 wins and 63 losses at Charlestown, making him currently the "Winningest" Charlestown boys varsity basketball coach.  Overall, Wood's coaching years have produced a total of 283 wins, and five Sectional Tournament Championships, two of those at Charlestown in 1975 and 1976.  Tuesday's gate admission is $5.00; and includes halftime Pirate Pride Saturday Youth Basketball League exhibitions, and the start of at least another fifty years of Pirate Basketball history.  The house expects to be packed Tuesday evening, so arrive early to find your favorite spot in the new Sports Arena.  If you absolutely can't make it to the game, Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting will bring it to you live from www.CharlestownPiratePride.com, beginning at 7:00 pm.

07/31/10: 

2nd Annual Pirate Football Season Preview Show, August 18th

hosted by the Charlestown Pizza Company, on the square

Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting, in conjunction with the Digital Connectors of Charlestown, are proud to announce the second annual Pirate Football Season Preview Show; live from the Charlestown Pizza Company, located on the square at 850 Main Street.  The show, a special edition of “Talk with ‘Coach’ Hawk”, will feature Charlestown High School Football Coach Jason Hawkins in a question and answer discussion of the up-coming Pirate and Mid-Southern Conference football seasons; moderated by Pirate Pride Sportscasters Bud McQuillen and Michael Grayson.  The Pirate Football Season Preview Show will be held on Wednesday, August 18th beginning at 7:30 pm and will be broadcasted over the internet via live streaming audio and video by the Digital Connectors and Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting at www.CharlestownPiratePride.com.  Charlestown Pizza Company customers can enjoy the Season Preview Show live and in-person on a first-come first-serve seating basis.  Checking out the Pirate Football Season Preview Show is the perfect way to kick-off another exciting season of Pirate Football in Charlestown.  There's nothing like high school football in Charlestown these days; and the Season Preview Show promises to supply plenty of Pirate Football information and opinion on what this year’s squad may accomplish in conference and Class 3A IHSAA competition.  For more information, go to PPSB on-line at www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Broadcasting.htm.

07/21/10:

CMS Football Practice Begins August 2nd

Charlestown Middle School Football practice for seventh and eighth graders will begin on Monday, August 2nd at the Charlestown Middle School football field.  Practice will continue Monday through Friday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm until school starts on August 19th.  Players will need football cleats, a combination lock and a football girdle (those with pads sewn in are recommended) within the first few days of practice.  It is mandatory that all players have a current sports physical before participating.  Physical forms are available on the Charlestown Middle School or the IHSAA websites.  If you do not have internet access or have trouble downloading the physical form, please contact Coach David Daniel at 502-876-1555 or 812-256-4231.

07/21/10:

Terrell Approved as New Lady Pirate Head Coach

Lady Pirate Basketball has a new head coach, as Sam Terrell was officially approved by the Greater Clark School Board on Tuesday evening in a special session.  Terrell takes over the head coaching duties of the CHS Girl’s Basketball program; replacing Tony Hall, who retired this past March after thirteen seasons as the girls basketball head skipper.  Terrell, who is currently completing a Masters degree through Ball State, will also teach special education at Charlestown High School.  Terrell, 38, comes to the Lady Pirate program from Castle High School (southwestern Indiana); where he spent five years as a varsity assistant and junior varsity head coach of girls basketball.  Terrell also taught special education while at Castle, and has coached basketball, track and cross country in several capacities at both the middle school and high school levels since 1998.  When asked what attracted him to the Charlestown coaching vacancy, Terrell commented that he is ready to lead a girls basketball program as its head coach; and expressed that the size of the Charlestown school and community makes him and his wife feel right at home.  Coach Terrell and his wife both grew up and graduated high school in similar sized communities of western Indiana.  Coach Terrell stated that Lady Pirate Basketball has a great tradition that he can’t wait to continue, build on, and take to the next level as State Champions.  Terrell stated, “its more than just basketball, its developing a program that is a family, active in the community and has team spirit.  Everything else, including winning, falls into place once you have those solid roots.”  Coach Terrell commented that he “wants Charlestown to know he and his family are already dedicated to the community and program; that it’s not about taking a resume step, but building a home and future they have desired for a long time.”  Charlestown HS Principal Keith Hedges expressed excitement of finally moving forward on this position and stated; “Trying to replace such a successful coach as Tony Hall was a definite challenge and turned out to be a long and tedious process. The selection committee unanimously chose Coach Terrell and we are very excited that he has chosen to join the faculty at Charlestown High School.  We feel Coach Terrell has the necessary talents to continue the Lady Pirate Basketball tradition and we feel confident that he will achieve great things for the program.”  Coach Terrell and his family, including two elementary age children, now look forward to settling into Charlestown and getting preparations underway for the rapidly approaching school year and girls basketball season.

05/21/10: 

CHS Sports Physicals Rescheduled, June 15th at CMS

Dr. Adam French, Dr. William Hoke, and the staff of Charlestown Primary Care have rescheduled sports physicals for the 2010-2011 school year for Tuesday, June 15th from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Charlestown Middle School.  All elementary, middle school, and high school athletes are invited to attend.  Due to construction and scheduling conflicts, Charlestown High School will not be able to serve as a location this season's sports physicals.  The cost of each physical is $20 cash (no checks).  Athletes must have an IHSAA physical form with pages 1 and 4 completed and signed by their parents.  Physical forms may be obtained from the CHS athletic office or down-loaded from the IHSAA website at http://www.ihsaa.org/forms/PhysicalForm.pdf.

06/12/10: 

Lady Pirate Stephanie Jones Named Academic All-State

Charlestown High School Lady Pirate Tennis player, Senior Stephanie Jones, has been named as Academic All-State Honorable Mention by the Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association. Stephanie played varsity doubles for her junior and senior years for the Lady Pirate Tennis team.  The eligibility requirements are:  Must play at least 50% of team's varsity matches; must have at least a score of 1100 on the 1600 SAT or 1650 on the 2400 SAT (24 on the ACT); and must have at least a 3.6 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale.  The list of honorees can be located at www.ihsteca.com.  Congratulations to Lady Pirate Stephanie Jones for not only success on the court but in the classroom!

05/21/10: 

Pirate Track & Field Produce Sectional Champs in Three Events!

The Pirate Track and Field team finished 4th out of 12 teams Thursday night at the Jeffersonville Sectional.  Some of the non-scoring highlights of the night included Lucas Poteet and Cesar Hernandez finishing first in their flights and Morgan Burkhart making it to the finals of the long jump.  Scoring points for the team were Michael Baines in four events, Josh King and Aaron Daniel in three events, Clay Daniel and Daniel Taylor in two events, Ryan Wilkerson, Kyle Jenkins, Kie Sutherland, and Morgan Burkhart in one event.  Advancing to next week’s regional in Bloomington are Clay Daniel in the shot put, Aaron Daniel in the high jump, Michael Baines in long jump, Josh King in the 110 hurdles, the 400 meter relay team consisting of Baines, Morgan Burkhart, Daniel Taylor, and Ryan Wilkerson.  Sectional champions and also advancing to the regional were Michael Baines in the 100 meter dash, Josh King in the 400 meter, and the 1600 meter relay team consisting of Kyle Jenkins, Josh King, Michael Baines, and Daniel Taylor.  Great job guys!!  The coaching staff, managers, and the girl’s team are all proud of you.  So more information about Pirate Track and Field, go to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Track.htm.

05/15/10: 

Pirate Track & Field Finish Strong in MSC, Break School Record

The Pirate Track and Field team finished in 5th place at last night’s Mid-Southern Conference track meet.  Top finishers for the team were Michel Baines who placed 2nd in the 100 and 6th in the 200 meter dashes.  Josh King finished 4th in the 400 meter.  Clay Daniel placed 2nd in the shot put.  Morgan Burkhart placed 5th in the long jump.  The 400 meter relay team consisting of Burkhart, Baines, Daniel Taylor, and Josh King finished 3rd.  The highlight of the evening was the first place finish of the 1600 meter relay team consisting of Josh King, Michael Baines, Daniel Taylor, and Kyle Jenkins, who also set a new Charlestown High School record with a time of 3:29.40.  The final boys conference standings are as follows:  1. North Harrison (114), 2. Salem (111), 3. Clarksville (95), 4. Scottsburg (84), 5. Charlestown (49), 6. Silver Creek (44), 7. Brownstown (43), 8. Corydon (36), 9. Eastern (24), 10. Austin (21).

05/15/10: 

Pirate Basketball Summer Camp Now Finalized

Register now for the 2010 Charlestown Pirates Summer Basketball Camps.  Camps, for both elementary school age and middle school ages, will be held in the Bill Dunn Sports Arena at the Charlestown High School.  The Elementary School grades camp will be held June 1st through June 4th everyday from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.  The Middle School (grades 6 to 8) will be held on Saturday, June 5th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (lunch will be provided during the middle school camp only).  The Charlestown Pirates Basketball Camps are designed to provide the youth of Charlestown with a rewarding and enjoyable experience with the game of basketball. We plan to provide positive instruction in the fundamentals of basketball with a strong emphasis on the following: Shooting, Ball handling/Passing, Offensive Moves, Teamwork and Sportsmanship.  Registration cost for all campers is $25.00 each, which includes a Camp T-Shirt and a chance to earn daily awards/prizes.  Click here to download and print a Registration Form for this event.

05/10/10: 

Atkins Tops Pirates.....Represents at Southern Indiana Open!

The Pirate Golf Team participated in the annual Southern Indiana Open this past weekend at Hidden Creek Golf Course.  A highlight for the Pirate team was Junior Jake Atkins, who finished with an 87 to tie for 11th place out of 53 golfers at the event.  Eleven area high schools competed during this year's Open.  Congratulations to Jake for an outstanding performance in representing Pirate Nation on the links!  For more information about Pirate Golf, log on to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/BoysGolf.htm.

04/19/10: 

Lady Pirate Tennis Takes Charlestown Invitational, Again!

Lady Pirate Tennis hosted the annual Charlestown Invitational this past weekend, and again claimed the title for the second year in a row.  The team used nine different players throughout the day, each contributing with a win.  Final invitational team scores, which lifted the Lady Pirates' season record to 4-4, were Charlestown 3 - Crawford County 2; Charlestown 4 - New Washington 1; and Charlestown 3 - South Central 1.  Kristie Roach (#3 singles) and Rachel Hall (#2 doubles) finished 2-0 on the day.  Holly Duggins (#1 singles), Holly Jones (#2 singles), and Cassie Hesik (#1 & #2 doubles) each finished the day with a 2-1 record.  Congratulations to our Lady Pirates on the Tennis Courts of local competition, the 2010 Charlestown Invitational winners!

04/16/10: 

Coyne and Rhodes Lift Pirates Over #6 Rebels of South Central

Pirate Baseball hosted the Class 1A #6 South Central Rebels Friday night at the Charlestown Little League Park.  The contest marked the third year in a row the Rebels have tangled with the Pirates while ranked in Indiana Class 1A standings.  Like the prior two years, the Pirates (6-4 / 1-1 MSC) managed to produce the offense needed to pull out a win over a recently successful program.  Charlestown's Tyler Rhodes got the win on the mound in impressive and commanding fashion, holding a normally high producing offensive squad to just four hits on the evening.  The Pirates finished with three runs on three hits, including a homer by Junior Steven Coyne to lift the Pirates to victory, 3 to 1.   "Tyler Rhodes threw an exceptional game tonight!  He had great command of his pitches and went right at their hitters.  Overall, it was just a real good effort tonight!  Steven Coyne did a great job of sparking our offense when we needed it as well.  He really took advantage of his opportunity and came up big for us tonight!", commented Coach Romans after the victory.  The Cougars of North Harrison visit the Pirates Monday for an important Mid-Southern Conference clash at the Charlestown Little League Park, first pitch is scheduled for 5:00 pm.  Pirate baseball home games will be played at the Charlestown Little League complex due to the new high school construction.  For more information about Pirate Baseball, the defending Sectional #30 Champions, log on to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Baseball.htm.

04/15/10: 

Lady Pirates Blank Scottsburg in Conference Play 6-0

The Lady Pirates hit the diamond running Thursday night, hosting the Warriorettes in Mid-Southern Conference play at the Charlestown Little League Park.  Freshman Pitcher Ali Webster got the win, finishing the game with eight strike-outs while the team defense prohibited a visitor score on eight hits.  The Lady Pirates were led by Junior Tyler Brafford's perfect 3 for 3 at the plate, including two RBI's.  Junior Kelsie Houchens' 2 for 3 hitting and Senior McKinnah Bussey's 2 for 4 hitting, both including doubles to the outfield, rounded out a very balanced effort by the Lady Pirates.  "I was glad to play deep into the roster tonight, would have liked to gone deeper, earlier but we didn't get there.  Overall, I'm pleased with a solid conference win", commented Head Coach Kevin Zollman at the conclusion of the contest.  The Lady Pirates (4-3 & 2-2 MSC) return to action Friday night, as they travel to Perry Central for a Varsity and Junior Varsity showdown outside the MSC.  The Lady Pirates return home next Thursday to challenge the Clarksville Lady Generals.

04/14/10: 

Pirate Pride All Sports Recognition Dinner/Auction Tickets On Sale

The 3rd Annual Pirate Pride All Sports Recognition Dinner and Auction will be held on Sunday, April 25th, 2010 in the Bill Dunn Sports Arena.  The event, sponsored by the Charlestown Pirate Pride Booster Club, recognizes all CHS student athletes, coaches, staff and volunteers of all Charlestown High School sports, including the Marching Band of Pirates.  Back by popular demand, the event will again be catered by the legendary Schnitzelbank Restaurant of Jasper, Indiana.  Doors will open at 4:30 pm and dinner will begin serving at 5:30 pm.  In addition to the full course dinner and sports recognitions, silent and live auctions will be held of a multitude of donated items and services.

Tickets for the 2010 Pirate Pride All-Sports Recognition Dinner and Auction are $5.00 each, and available for sale or on-line reservation through Friday, April 16th, 2010.

Pirate Pride Officers will be on hand in the CHS cafeteria during school lunch hours today, Thursday, and Friday; selling tickets for this event, which is also Pirate Pride's main fund raiser for CHS athletics.

Tickets can also be purchased through Friday, during school hours with the Charlestown High School Athletic Department Secretary (812) 256-3328 x307; or at the Grayson Funeral Home, 893 High Street, Charlestown, during regular business hours (812) 256-2424.

On-line Ticket Reservations are also available through Friday 04/16/10, using a "will-call, pick up & pay" procedure for arrival the day of the event, go to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/RecognitionDinner.htm for this convenience.  Don't miss this event, the last official event in Dunn Arena, but a great time for family and friends in support of our outstanding Pirate and Lady Pirate student athletes.

04/13/10: 

Pirates Open Conference with 7th Inning Come Back Victory

Pirate Baseball hosted the Eastern High School Musketeers of Pekin Monday night at the Charlestown Little League Park.  The contest was the Mid-Southern Conference season opener for both squads.  Charlestown (5-3 / 1-0 MSC) rallied from a one run deficit in the bottom of the 7th inning, winning 4 to 3 when Junior DH Matt Hall was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.  Senior Pitcher Bryan Williams threw a complete game allowing 3 earned runs, while walking two, and striking out eight.  Offensively, the Pirates were lead by Sophomore Catcher Billy Hutsell, who went 2-4 including 2 RBI's; and Junior first baseman Devan Thorstad, who added a solo homerun.  The game set the Musketeers' overall record to an even four wins and four loses, early in the season.  The Pirates will next travel to Corydon for an all important 5:00 pm conference contest versus the Panthers this Thursday, then return home Friday afternoon for a rainout makeup game versus Class 1A #6 South Central (4-1).  Pirate baseball home games will be played at the Charlestown Little League complex due to the new high school construction.  For more information about Pirate Baseball, the defending Sectional #30 Champions, log on to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Baseball.htm.

03/18/10:

Pirates & Lady Pirates Honored and Recognized

During the recent Pirate and Lady Pirate Basketball awards dinner and end of season recognitions, several players and cheerleaders received local and state honors.  The following list comprises a summary of Charlestown High School Basketball and Winter Cheerleading student athlete Awards, Honors and Recognitions.  Congratulations to all these fine and outstanding representatives of Pirate and Lady Pirate Athletics!

 

2009-10 Girl’s Basketball Awards-Varsity

Assist Award Amanda Miller—103

Rebounding Award Alicia Zollman—155

Free Throw Award Amanda Miller—83.2%

Over 80% Free Throw Award Jenah Sherrill

Most Steals Award Amanda Miller—80

Coaches Award Laci Williams

Academic All State Honorable Mention Amanda Miller and Alicia Zollman

Susie Harper Mental Attitude Award Amanda Miller

All-Tourney Team—CHS Holiday Tourney Amanda Miller, Laci Williams, Alicia Zollman

All-Tourney Team—FC Tourney Brittany Bennison

All-Tourney Team—Sectional Brittany Bennison, Amanda Miller, Alicia Zollman

Mid-Southern Conference Awards Amanda Miller-All Conference; Alicia Zollman-Hon. Mention

Evening News All Area Teams Amanda Miller-1st Team; Alicia Zollman-2nd Team

District 3 All Stars Amanda Miller

 

2009-10 Girl’s Basketball Awards-Junior Varsity

Coaches Award: Ashley Smothers

Free Throw Award: Shelby Nash—70%

Mental Attitude Award: Gracynn Jennings

 

NEW SCHOOL RECORDS - GIRLS BASKETBALL

Career Free Throw Shot Percentage: Amanda Miller – 80.4%, 2007-2010

Career Steals: Amanda Miller – 333, 2007-2010

Season Team Free Throw Percentage: 2009-10 Team, 74.9%

New Member of 1,000 point Club: Amanda Miller, 1,055 points, 2007-2010

Consecutive FT’s made in a season: Amanda Miller – 24, 2009-2010

Consecutive FT’s made in a game: Amanda Miller – 20-20 vs Silver Crk, 2009-2010

Career Deflections: Amanda Miller – 378, 2007-2010

 

2009-10 Boys Basketball Awards

Defense Award – Joe Wilson

Rebounds – Joe Wilson

Assist – Joe Wilson

FG % - Tim Hall

FT %  - Kyle Hayes

Student Athlete Award – Lucas Poteet

Glue Award – Joe Wilson

Hit the Deck Award – Lucas Poteet

 

2010 Cheerleading Awards

Most Improved:  Tiffany Yeager, Roger Aguilar, and Franco Calvario

MVP:  Nikki Vest & Clay Daniels

110%:  Amanda Doyle, Taylor Martin & Adam Wakefield

Coaches Award: Katelyn Maymon & Will Jones

03/08/10:

Pirate Pride All Sports Recognition Dinner & Auction Tickets Available On-line

The 3rd Annual Pirate Pride All Sports Recognition Dinner & Auction will be held on Sunday, April 25th, 2010 in the Bill Dunn Sports Arena at Charlestown High School.  The event, sponsored by the Charlestown Pirate Pride Booster Club, recognizes the student athletes, coaches, staff and volunteers of all Charlestown High School sports, including the Marching Band of Pirates.  Back by popular demand, the event will again be catered by the legendary Schnitzelbank Restaurant of Jasper, Indiana.  Doors will open at 4:30 pm and dinner will begin serving at 5:30 pm.  In addition to the full course dinner and sports recognitions, silent and live auctions will be held of a multitude of donated items and services.

Tickets for the 2010 Pirate Pride All-Sports Recognition Dinner and Auction are $5.00 each, and available for sale or on-line reservation through Friday, April 16th, 2010.  All attendees require a ticket for this event.

- ADVANCE TICKET SALES, through 04/16/10, can be completed during school hours with the Charlestown High School Athletic Department Secretary (812) 256-3328 x307; or at the Grayson Funeral Home, 893 High Street, Charlestown, during regular business hours (812) 256-2424.

- ADVANCE TICKET ON-LINE RESERVATIONS, through 04/16/10, using a "will-call, pick up & pay" procedure for arrival the day of the event, can be completed by logging on to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/RecognitionDinner.htm.

2010 Pirate Pride All Sports Recognition Dinner and Auction Sponsors and Supporters are needed!  The Charlestown Pirate Pride Booster Club is a non-profit organization, whose primary objective is the support of all Charlestown High School Athletic programs.  Given those facts, this fund raising event's success...like many others, rely on a great deal of community support and sponsorship.  Support and/or sponsorship of this event can be accomplished in several ways, as outlined in the following:

- PIRATE Level Donations * ($1,000.00 or greater)

- BLUE Level Donations * ($750.00 to $999.99)

- WHITE Level Donations * ($500.00 to $749.99)

- FAN Level Donations * ($250.00 to $499.99)

* All of the above sponsor levels include an event corporate reserved table with seating (tickets) for eight; as well as special recognition within the event programs.  Donations at the Pirate, Blue, and White Levels also include advertising space in the annual Pirate Pride Fall, Winter, and Spring Sports Programs during the 2010-11 school year.

- ANY and ALL Donations are important and appreciated, including an item that could be donated for the event's auction segment.

As our community has helped you and your company over the last three years; Charlestown Pirate Pride encourages support and sponsorship of this event.  Your support directly affects all Charlestown High School Student Athletes, a hard-working, prideful, and dedicated group of young leaders who represent our community and region annually.  For more information, inquire of a question, or just begin and make arrangements of your support or sponsorship of the Charlestown Pirate Pride All Sports Recognition Dinner and Auction fund raiser, please contact Chris Grayson at 812-256-2424 or email us at VoiceOfThePirates@CharlestownPiratePride.com.

Proceeds of this event will be used to benefit all CHS athletic teams in purchasing equipment for the new high school weight room facility, as well as other similar CHS Athletic projects.  The inaugural event raised over $15,000.00 in 2008, and was attended by nearly 600 supporters; with the 2009 event producing similar results.

Don't miss this opportunity to not only support Pirate Pride's efforts in bolstering Pirate and Lady Pirate Athletics; but also help the community recognize all our outstanding high school student athletes in each sport.  It's a relaxing, enjoyable, family atmosphere event that hundreds regularly attend each year.....especially this year, as this is planned to be the final organized event in the Charlestown HS Dunn Arena before its demolition early this summer. 

Log on to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/RecognitionDinner.htm for more information, to order your tickets, or to view photos of previous events.  Thank you for supporting Pirate and Lady Pirate athletics!

03/08/10:

Pirate Soccer Conditioning Soon Underway

Spring conditioning for boys Pirate Soccer is under way every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after school beginning March 29th. All athletes are expected to attend at least two of the three days every week.  Questions concerning spring conditioning and the upcoming 2010 season, contact Coach Andrew Smith at ansmith@gcs.k12.in.us.  For more information about Pirate and Lady Pirate Soccer, go to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Soccer.htm.

02/26/10:

The End of an Era:  Last Game in "The Dunn", TONIGHT

Charlestown High School is turning another page in its history books, as tonight the last basketball game will be played in the facility's 55 year old gymnasium, bearing the name of former Pirate boys basketball coach William "Bill" Dunn since January 10, 1987.  The Bill Dunn Sports Arena, as well as the gym itself, holds more memories and traditions in CHS athletics than anyone could ever begin to record.  It is with great bitter-sweet emotion that Pirate fans bid farewell to their long time home of basketball, wrestling, and volleyball tonight, as our Pirates take its floor for competition for the final time against the Floyd Central Highlanders.  Tonight's game concludes home basketball competition in Dunn Arena; as early this coming summer it will be torn down to make room for the completion of the remainder of the new Charlestown High School facility, including a 3,000+ seat main arena and adjacent double-auxiliary gymnasium.  The new basketball arena, planned to be called "The Pit" based on its design, is planned to be open for graduation this June and become the new home of decades of new traditions and memories of Pirate and Lady Pirate competition.  Tonight's final home contest will coincide with Senior Night festivities of the 2009-10 team while also extending an invitation to all former Pirate basketball players in conjunction with our Farewell to Dunn Arena.  The JV game will tip at 6pm followed by the final varsity match-up versus Floyd Central at approximately 7:15 pm.  Pirate fans, don't miss your final opportunity tonight to re-live your Dunn Arena memories and take part in its farewell ceremonies.

02/18/10:

Lady Pirate Regional Info and Advance Ticket Sales

The Lady Pirate Basketball team will compete in the Class 3A Jasper Regional, this Saturday, February 20th.  The Jasper Regional is being hosted by and at the Jasper High School, in Jasper, Indiana (on the same time 'Eastern' as Charlestown).  The Regional round consists of three games within one day during two sessions.  Session #1 is the semi-final round and session #2 is the Regional Championship game.  Session #1 will include two games; the first game (Evansville Memorial v. Owen Valley) will tip off at approximately 10:30 am.  The second session #1 game (Charlestown v. Jasper) will tip off at approx. 12:30 pm.  The winners of the two session #1 games will play for the session #2 Regional Championship game at approximately 8:00 pm later the same evening.  Single session tickets are $6.00 each while tickets for both sessions are $9.00 each.  The CHS Athletic office will be selling the $9.00 (both session) tickets in advance, tonight (Thurs.) between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm, and tomorrow (Fri.) morning from 8:30 am til noon.  All athletic department advance ticket sales will be conducted in the athletic office near the main gym lobby at CHS.  A reminder that balloons, banners, posters, signs, cowbells, thundersticks, shakers on sticks, other noise devices, live animal mascots, line-up lanes, and throwing of articles are not permitted at IHSAA tournament games.  Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting will carry all Lady Pirate post season games live via this website.

[ Click here for printable directions to Jasper High School ]

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02/10/10:

Athletic Schedule Changes, News and Notes!

Tonight's Pirate Swimming home meet, the Charlestown Invitational, has been cancelled due to weather conditions.

The Charlestown Boy's Basketball game, originally scheduled for Thursday, February 11th, 2010, at HOME versus North Harrison; has been re-scheduled to Saturday, February 13th with a 1:00 pm JV tip-off time and varsity to follow.

Girl's Basketball Sectional #30 game #1, North Harrison versus Crawford County, has been rescheduled from tonight to Thursday, February 11th at 7:00 pm.  (the Lady Pirates continue to play Friday, February 12th at 6:00 pm, versus Salem).

2007-08 Pirate Basketball stand-out, now Franklin College Grizzly player Zach Merschbrock is scheduled to visit Hanover College (in nearby Hanover, Indiana),  Zach's college team, the Franklin Grizzlies are Heartland conference rivals of Hanover, tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 pm and promises to be an exciting game.

Congratulations to Lady Pirate Sectional qualifying swimmers.  Kendal Phipps, finished 11th in the 100 meter freestyle, setting a new season personal best time by over 3 seconds; and the 400 meter freestyle relay of Phipps, Sarah Trotter, Kristy Roach, and Sophie Higazy, who also finished 11th.  Congratulations on qualifying for sectional competition.

02/09/10:  UPDATED

Lady Pirates:  Sectional #30 Re-Scheduled due to Weather

The Indiana Girls Basketball Class 3A Sectional #30, hosted by Silver Creek High School, has been re-scheduled due to the winter storm.  The new Sectional 330 schedule is as follows:  Tuesday, all previously scheduled sectional games cancelled.  Thursday, February 11th, Game #1:  7:00 pm tip, North Harrison v. Crawford County.  Friday, February 12th, Game #2:  6:00 pm tip, Salem v. Charlestown; Game #3:  7:30 pm tip, Corydon v. Mitchell.  Saturday, February 13th, Game #4:  6:00 pm tip, Silver Creek v. Winner of Game #1; Game #5:  7:30 pm tip, Winner of Game #2 v. Winner of Game #3.  Monday, February 15th, Game #6 (Championship):  7:30 pm tip, Winner of Game #4 v. Winner of Game #5.  All Sectional #30 games will be played at Silver Creek High School, Sellersburg, Indiana.  TICKET INFORMATION:  Sectional Season tickets, good for all sessions of the sectional tournament, are $9.00.  Tickets at the door are $5.00 per night.  Season tickets may be purchased from Mrs. Grayson in the student services office at Charlestown High School, during school hours (in session).  To ensure availability of advanced ticket sales, contact the CHS Athletic Office at 812-256-3328, x307.

A reminder to our fans:  Balloons, banners, posters, signs, cowbells, thundersticks, shakers on sticks, other noise devices, live animal mascots, line-up lanes, and throwing of articles are not permitted at IHSAA tournament games. 

Complete Lady Pirate State Tournament coverage will be available via Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting.

Make the short drive to Silver Creek High School to cheer our Lady Pirates to another Sectional Championship!  Good Luck to the Lady Pirates!

01/19/10:

Lady Pirates Chase the Dawgs Out of Dunn:

Lady Pirate Basketball hosted the New Albany Lady Bulldogs Tuesday night in a non-conference contest.  The Lady Pirates led the Lady Bulldogs (9-7) the majority of the game, controlling the tempo and limiting turnovers.  Senior Amanda Miller led the Lady Pirates (10-7) in scoring, finishing with 14.  Senior Alicia Zollman and Junior Jenah Sherrill both contributed 9 points each; followed by a strong 7 points by Freshman Emily Young.  The Lady Pirates return to the road and MSC action this Thursday evening as they visit rival Salem.  The game will be covered live by Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting, beginning at 7:15 p.m.

01/14/10:

Pirates Host Mustangs for Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Game

The Charlestown Pirate Basketball program will host the New Washington Mustangs for a regular season contest in Charlestown's Bill Dunn Sports Arena on Friday, January 22, 2010.  The game will be monumental because not only will it be the the last time the Pirates and Mustangs square off in Dunn Arena history, but the game will also be part of the statewide Coaches vs. Cancer campaign

Last year basketball programs across Indiana raised over $67,000 toward American Cancer Society research.  The Pirate Basketball coaches and staff will coach the game wearing the familiar sneakers, as seen on TV by college and professional coaches in support of the American Cancer Society.  Fans at the game will have several opportunities to get in the action of Coaches vs. Cancer; one by purchasing Special Cut-Outs posted in and around Dunn Arena.  These Special Cut-Outs can name family members or friends who have fought the battle with cancer.  Cut-Outs can be purchased in advance of the game from CHS and NWHS Basketball Players or Cheerleaders, for only $1.00 each.  When entering Dunn Arena game-night, Friday, January 22nd, also look for Cheerleaders selling the Special Cut-Outs, as well as cookbooks designed and sold with all proceeds also going to the American Cancer Society.  Pirate parent Linda Wakefield will also have "Hope Love Faith Cure" multi-colored blue, white and black wristbands on sell for only $1.00, also in support of Coaches vs. Cancer fund-raising efforts.  Pirate Cheerleaders will also be walking the stands collecting change during time-outs and halftime as part of the same fund raising efforts.  Additionally, during halftime of the Coaches vs. Cancer game, those fans that have been touched by this common enemy, cancer; will be recognized for their courage and perseverance.  Don't miss this annual special event, while supporting the Pirates and Mustangs supporting the American Cancer Society as well as honoring the lives cancer have touched in our community.  For more information, contact the Pirate Basketball and Cheer coaching staff by logging on to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/BoysBasketball.htm.

12/21/09:

"All These Cheerleaders want for Christmas is a National Championship"

Charlestown HS Football Cheer Squad Makes Final Preparations for Dallas

The Charlestown High School Football Cheer Squad has been making a list and checking it twice since practice started back in April of this year.  First, re-group a collection of young ladies with over 120 combined years of school and competitive cheerleading experience; CHECK.  Second, sweep top honors at the three day National Cheerleader Association (NCA) Regional Cheer Champ competition-qualifying for a 2009 High School National Championships berth; CHECK.  Next, sprinkle in five 2009 High School NCA All-American Cheerleader honorees; CHECK.  Then, cheer the Charlestown Pirate Football team to a third consecutive conference championship; CHECK, and finally, work three additional months at season's end to create National Championship worthy cheer routines for competition at the highest level a high school squad can qualify; CHECK!  December 28th and 29th, the Charlestown High School Football Cheer Squad will compete for a 2009 High School Cheerleading Championship in Dallas, Texas; not only representing themselves and Charlestown High School, but also the entire community of Charlestown on a national stage [ more ]

12/16/09:

Pirate & Lady Pirate Swimming Visit the Rebels:

The Lady Pirate Swim Team traveled to Southwestern High School this past Tuesday and came home with a 79 to 67 victory over the host Rebels.  Top Lady Pirate finishers were Kendal Phipps who placed 1st in the 50 meter free and 100 meter backstroke; Katie Jenkins who finished 2nd in the 200 meter IM; Katie Burkhart who finished 2nd in the 100 meter butterfly; Sophie Higazy who finished 2nd in the 200 meter free; and Kaitlin Flora, who finished 2nd in the 100 meter backstroke.  Unfortunately the out-come was not as great for the Pirates.  The meet was the season opener for the boys, who ended up on the short end of a 83 to 50 final score.  Top Pirate finishers included Colt Barker, who placed 1st in the 50 meter free and 1st in the 100 meter free races; Kyle Jenkins, who finished 2nd in the 100 meter butterfly, and Patrick Hodges, who finished 2nd in the 100 meter backstroke.  Congratulations to all Pirate and Lady Pirate Swimmers for representing CHS well in swimming and diving competition.  For more information about Pirate and Lady Pirate Swimming, go to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Swimming.htm

12/15/09:

Two Pirates Named to 2009 Football All-State Team

The Pirate Football Team whom recently finished another successful season with a final record of 7 wins and 3 loses, including going undefeated in Mid-Southern Conference play for a third consecutive MSC title; had two players named Class 3A All-State.  Senior Defensive Lineman Clay Daniel and Junior Defensive Lineman Jon Slaten have been named to the Indiana Football Coaches Association All-State Team, in their respective classes.  Congratulations to these Pirate athletes for their continued representation of Charlestown High School and the community.  For a complete list of Indiana Football Coaches Association honorees, go to http://ifca.zebras.net/ifca/index.cfm .  For more information about Charlestown Pirate Football, go to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Football.htm.

12/13/09:

Pirate Grapplers Extend Dominance of MSC

The Pirate Wrestling Team hosted the annual Mid-Southern Conference Duals meet this past Saturday in Dunn Arena.  The Pirate Wrestlers kept their Mid-Southern Conference winning streak alive with four more wins, despite several battles with injuries.  The Pirates extended their consecutive MSC winning streak to 40 matches, a streak dating back to December of 2003.  In the opener of the MSC Duals, the Pirates pounded Salem 72-3 and then followed that up with a 72-6 whipping of Eastern.  In round three, the Pirates fell behind Corydon 16-10 early, before momentum shifted and the Pirates cruised to a 66-16 victory.  In the final MSC bout of the day, competition got a little exciting against the Scottsburg Warrior.  In a "great, back-and-forth dual" the Pirates escaped with a 47-36 win over the talented Warriors.  Pirates finishing the day undefeated were Sophomore David Enteman and Senior Mark Daugherty.  Congratulations to Pirate Wrestling for acquiring their 6th consecutive MSC Duals title!  The Pirates have won four consecutive Mid-Southern Conference titles, six out of the last seven years and are posed to capture their seventh title this decade.  The Pirates are back in action Wednesday when they travel to Eastern (Pekin) for more MSC competition.  For more information about Pirate Wrestling, log on to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Wrestling.htm.  

12/11/09:

Pirates Hand Generals 60-51 Defeat in Dunn Arena

The Pirate Basketball Team hosted MSC and county rival Clarksville Generals (2-2 & 0-2 MSC) in Dunn Arena Friday night.  The Pirates (4-1 & 2-1 MSC) started slow but allowed pressured defense to produce offense as they took the lead just before halftime.  The Pirates were led in scoring by Junior Joey Wilson, who finished with 15 points and Junior Kyle Hayes who added 11 and 9 rebounds.  Hayes was named the Tumbletown Gym Player of the Game by Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting.  The Pirate JV Squad (3-2 & 2-1 MSC) was also victorious against the Generals, winning 56-43.  The Pirates travel to Providence (1-2) next Friday for an out-of-conference rivalry match-up with the Pioneers.  Pirate Nation is encouraged to make the short trip to Clarksville to support the Pirates, tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

12/11/09:

Pirate FROSH Basketball is HOT with 4-0 Start:

The Pirate Freshman Boys Basketball Team is off to a hot start this season, beating opponents by an average of 16.5 points per game.  The Pirates have victories over Henryville, Clarksville, Southwestern, and as of last night a 50 to 34 home trouncing of Silver Creek.  They are next in action on Saturday, December 19th in their Holiday Tournament at Providence.  The Pirates face the Pioneers in game two of the Tournament, tip is scheduled for 10:30 am.  Congratulations to the Pirate Freshman team and coach JT Cox for an outstanding start, good luck with the remainder of the season.

12/11/09:

Bowen Lifts Pirate Grapplers to Victory at Southwestern

The Pirate Wrestling Team traveled to Southwestern High School in Hanover Wednesday for a team match.  The Pirates, thanks to a decisive victory in the 171 class by Junior Ethan Bowen, where able to squeak a 42-40 victory over the home standing Rebels.  Next up for the Pirates is hosting the MSC duals.  Pirate Wrestling hasn't lost to a Mid-Southern Conference opponent since 2003; and when the mats cover the Dunn Arena floor on Saturday, the Pirates will look to extend their conference winning streak to 36 straight.  A win will also give the Pirates their 6th consecutive MSC Duals title.  MSC Duals wrestling begins Saturday morning at 10:00 am in Dunn Arena.  For more information about Pirate Wrestling, log on to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Wrestling.htm.  

12/11/09:

Lady Pirates Place 3rd out of 9 teams at J-ville Invite

The Lady Pirate Swim Team traveled to Jeffersonville HS for their girls swimming and diving invitational meet.  The Lady Pirates finished an impressive 3rd out of nine teams.  Lady Pirate finalist included Katie Jenkins, who placed 2nd in the 200 free and 4th in the 500 freestyle races; Kristi Roach, who placed 4th in diving; Katie Burkart, who placed 3rd in the 100 butterfly; Sophie Higazy, who placed 5th in the 100 free and Kendall Phipps, who finished 1st in the 100 freestyle.  Congratulations to the Lady Pirates for representing CHS well!  For more information about Pirate and Lady Pirate Swimming, log on to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Swimming.htm.

12/09/09:

Pirate & Lady Pirate Holiday Tourney Pairings Announced:

The 2009 Basketball Holiday Tournament Schedule has been set according to the following pairings, dates, times and locations.  The opening games of each tournament pair Silver Creek versus Clarksville and Providence versus Charlestown.  The Pirate Boys Freshman team will participate in the Providence Freshman Holiday Tournament, Saturday, December 19th, in game #2 versus Providence, with a 10:30 am tip.  The varsity Lady Pirates will host the 34th Annual Girls Varsity Holiday Tourney, in Dunn Arena, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 22nd and 23rd.  The Lady Pirates will face Providence in game #2 on Tuesday, with a 7:30 pm tip.  The Pirate Boys JV team will participate in the Providence JV Boy's Holiday Tournament, Saturday, December 26th, in game #2 versus Providence, with a 10:30 am tip.  The varsity Pirates will participate in the 48th Annual Boys Varsity Holiday Tourney, at Silver Creek HS, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 29th and 30th.  The Pirates will face Providence in game #2 on Tuesday, with a 7:30 pm tip.  Finally, the Lady Pirate JV team will participate in the Clarksville JV Girl's Holiday Tournament, Saturday, January 2nd.  The Lady Pirates will face Providence in game #2, with a 10:30 am tip.  Good Luck and Happy Holidays to all Pirate and Lady Pirate teams!  For complete holiday tournament schedules, history, and facts, click on the Girls and/or Boys "Holiday Tournament" logos on the Charlestown Pirate Pride home page, located at www.CharlestownPiratePride.com.

12/07/09:

Pirate Grapplers Finish Well at Evansville Reitz

The Pirate Wrestling Team traveled to Evansville Reitz HS this past weekend to wrestle in seven dual matches.  The Pirates finished impressively with four wins (over Terre Haute North, Evansville Central, Evansville Bosse, and Paducah Tilghman; and three loses (over Jasper, Heritage Hills, and Evansville Reitz).  Leading the way for the Pirates were Jeff Stotridge (in the 125 weight class) and Jacob Hall (160 class), who both finished 6-1 on the weekend.  The Pirate Grapplers will be back in action Wednesday when they travel to Southwestern HS (in Hanover, IN).  Congratulations Pirates!   [ more ]

12/05/09:

Lady Pirates Dominate Second Half in 50-38 Victory:

Complete Weekend Basketball Sweep of Scottsburg

The Lady Pirate Basketball Team hosted the Scottsburg Warriorettes (3-4 & 1-3 MSC) Saturday night in Dunn Arena; and battled through a physical match-up to win 50-38 and improve to a record of 4-2 & 3-1 MSC.  The Lady Pirates were led in scoring and rebounding by Senior Alicia Zollman, who finished with a game high 17 points and 7 rebounds.  Senior Amanda Miller added 14 points and 7 rebounds while Senior Laci Williams added plenty of defense and hustle.  The Lady Pirates started slow, scoring only two points in first the quarter and playing behind by as much as fourteen and sixteen points before coming out after halftime with extra determination.  The Warriorettes played a very physical game, with three players over six foot and dominating inside play during the majority of the game.  Alicia Zollman was named the Tumbletown Gym Player of the Game by Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting.  Listen to the game archived broadcast at www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Broadcasting.htm.

12/04/09:

Pirates Hand Warriors First Loss, 65-51:

The Pirate Basketball Team hosted the Scottsburg Warriors (2-1 & 2-1 MSC) Friday night for the last time in Dunn Arena.  The Warriors came into the game with two home victories on the season against Austin and Eastern; and a 16-2 series advantage against the Pirates over the past 15 years.  The Pirates (2-1 & 1-1 MSC) dominated from the field from the start of the game and never looked back, using a twelve-two third quarter run to finish with a 65-51 final score.  Senior Bryan Williams scored a season high of 11 points, earning the Tumbletown Gym Player of the Game honor by Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting.  The Pirates continue Tuesday on the road versus the Henryville Hornets.

12/01/09:

Lady Pirates Make Waves at CHS Invite

The Lady Pirate Swim Team hosted the annual CHS Invitational Monday evening at the Charlestown Middle School pool.  The Lady Pirates combined for an outstanding 3rd place team finish against seven other invitational teams.  Top Lady Pirate finishers include Kendal Phipps, who place 1st in the 100 free and 5th in the 100 breaststroke; Katie Jenkins, who finished 2nd in the 200 individual medley and 3rd in the 500 freestyle; Sophie Higazy, who finished 5th in the 200 freestyle; Katie Burkhart, who finished 2nd in the 100 butterfly; Kaitlin Flora, who finished 4th in the 100 backstroke; and the Charlestown 400m free relay of Katie Burkhart, Sophie Higazy, Katie Jenkins, and Kaitlin Flora who won their event.  Lady Pirate Coach Bill Batke, at the conclusion of the invitational, expressed being very proud of his team, their dedication and perseverance.  For more information about Pirate and Lady Pirate Swimming, log on to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Swimming.htm

11/29/09:

Lady Pirates Dismiss Lady Dragons, Await #1 Austin Wednesday

The Lady Pirate Basketball Team traveled to Silver Creek High School Saturday for an important MSC match-up with the Lady Dragons.  The Lady Pirates (3-1 & 2-0 MSC) took an early lead and never looked back, outlasting the Lady Dragons (3-2 & 1-1 MSC) to the final score of 62 - 45.  Senior Amanda Miller was named the Tumbletown Gym Player of the Game by Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting, scoring a game-high 27 points, including a perfect 20 for 20 at the charity stripe.  Senior Alicia Zollman added 17 points to cause for the Lady Pirates, shooting perfect from the field and free throw line as well.  The Lady Pirates are perfect in conference play (2-0), but prepare to host the #1 Class 2A Austin Lady Eagles on Wednesday in the Bill Dunn Sports Arena.  A large crowd of Pirate fans will be helpful to the Lady Pirates in attempting to upset the Lady Eagles.  If you absolutely can't make it to what promises to be an exciting game Wednesday, Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting will broadcast the game live, going on the air at approximately 7:15 pm for the scheduled 7:30 pm tip-off.  Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting information can be located at www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Broadcasting.htm.  Good Luck to the Lady Pirates versus #1 Austin this coming Wednesday.  For more information about Lady Pirate Basketball, log on to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/GirlsBasketball.htm.

11/27/09:

Pirates & Lady Pirates Invade Silver Creek Saturday:

The Pirate and Lady Pirate Basketball Teams will travel the short distance down Indiana 403 Saturday for a full day of basketball at arch rival Silver Creek high school.  The action begins at high noon when the Lady Pirate JV squad tips off with their Silver Creek counterpart; followed by a very important conference match-up between the varsity Lady Pirates (2-1 & 1-0 MSC) and the varsity Lady Dragons (3-1 & 1-0 MSC) beginning at approximately 1:30 pm.  After a dinner break, it will be the boys turn as the Pirate JV squad tips off against Silver Creek at 6:00 pm, followed by the sectional revenge match-up between the varsity Pirates (1-0 & 0-0 MSC) and the varsity Dragons (1-0 & 0-0 MSC) tipping-off at approximately 7:30 pm.  The Pirates want revenge on last season's 88-71 lose in their sectional opener contest.  The Pirates and Lady Pirates are off to good start in a whole new exciting season, don't miss a minute of our newly born student cheer block!  Pirate fans who absolutely can't make to the game, can catch both varsity games live courtesy of Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting.  Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting will go on the air fifteen minutes prior to each scheduled tip-off time, sponsored by Field's Custom Cabinets.  Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting information can be located at www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Broadcasting.htm.  Good Luck to both the Pirates and Lady Pirates versus arch-rival Silver Creek, be there Pirate fans and show your support of our outstanding student athletes!

11/24/09:

Pirates Defeat Mustangs in Season Opener:

The Pirate Basketball Team traveled to New Washington to face their arch-rivals, the Mustangs, in the 2009-10 season opener.  Led by Junior Anthony Lloyd, who finished the contest with 20 points, the Pirates (1-0) handed the Mustangs (0-1) a 58 - 45 defeat.  The Pirates were also led in scoring by Junior Joey Wilson, who finished with 10 points respectively.  Lloyd was named the Tumbletown Gym Player of the Game by Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting.  The Pirates will next face MSC foe Silver Creek this Saturday, in Sellersburg.

11/24/09:

Lady Pirate Amanda Miller Breaks Second Free Throw Record

The Charlestown Lady Pirates hosted the Lady Panthers of Corydon (0-2) last Friday night in the 2009-10 Mid-Southern Conference season opener for both teams.  The Lady Pirates were victorious 44 - 37 improving their early season record at 1-1.  Senior guard Amanda Miller finished with 26 points, shooting perfect from the field and 16 for 16 from the charity stripe.  The perfect evening at the line gave Amanda a second school free throw record for consecutive free throws in one game.  Miller breaks the 1979 record previous held by Marva Craig for 11 out of 11 made in one game.  Amanda broke her first school free throw record last season when she made 21 consecutive free throws for the season category record.  Amanda completed the night being named the Tumbletown Gym Lady Pirate Player of the game by Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting.  For more information about Pirate and Lady Pirate Athletic records, log on to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/PirateRecordbook.htm.

11/13/09: 

Nine Pirate Football Players Recognized All-Conference by MSC

The Mid-Southern Conference recently announced it's 2009 All-Conference and Honorable Mention football players for the past season; of which during our own Charlestown Pirates claimed their third consecutive Championship title.  The following Pirates were named to the 2009 MSC All-Conference Football Team:  Senior Running back Josh Graham, Senior Running back Michael Baines, Senior Linebacker Clay Daniel, Senior Line backer Eric Kruse, Senior Defensive Back Jake Cook, and Junior Defensive Lineman John Slaten.  The following Pirates were named to the 2009 MSC Honorable Mention All-Conference Football Team:  Senior Defensive Lineman Lucas Poteet, Junior Defensive Lineman Logan McCutchen, and Junior Line backer Jake Dent.  The Charlestown community is very proud of these players as well as the entire program for another exciting and successful season, as Mid-Southern Conference Champions.  For more information about Charlestown Pirate Football, log on to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Football.htm.

11/13/09: 

Former Pirate Basketball Teams to be Recognized

The Charlestown Pirate Boys Basketball program, in conjunction with the upcoming season's Farewell to Dunn Arena festivities, will be honoring past teams of the 2000's at the home season opener on Friday December 4th versus Scottsburg.  Former Pirate Basketball teams of the 1990's will be honored at the following home game versus Clarksville on Friday, December 11th.  Special recognition is being arranged for the 10th and 20th year anniversary's of the 1990 and 2000 Sectional Championship teams.  Former Pirate Basketball players, coaches, and managers of the 1990 and 2000 Sectional Championship teams are asked to make contact with Head Coach Sean Smith for information about how these teams will be honored.  Coach Smith can be contacted at ssmith@gcs.k12.in.us or at 812-256-3328.  As construction of the new Charlestown High School, including the new basketball arena, is well under way; Pirate and Lady Pirate Basketball will be bidding a bittersweet farewell to historic Bill Dunn Sports Arena during this its last basketball season of existence.  Join in the recognition of over fifty years of Pirate and Lady Pirate Basketball memories; with the former players, coaches and fans who have built a program of pride, tradition, accomplishment, and excellence.  For a complete schedule of Dunn Arena Farewell Season events, log on to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/FarewellSeasons.htm and for new CHS Project information, log on to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/ProjectCHS.htm.

11/09/09: 

Basketball Season Tip-Off Coaches Show, Sunday, November 22nd

Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting, is proud to announce the first annual Pirate & Lady Pirate Basketball Season Tip-Off Coaches Show; live from the Charlestown Pizza Company, located on the square at 850 Main Street.  The show, will feature Charlestown High School Pirate & Lady Pirate Head Basketball Coaches Sean Smith and Tony Hall in a question and answer discussion of the up-coming Pirate and Mid-Southern Conference basketball seasons; moderated by Pirate Pride Sportscasters Michael Grayson and David Trotter.  The Basketball Season Tip-Off Coaches Show will be held on Sunday, November 22nd, beginning at 6:00 pm and will be broadcasted over the internet via live streaming audio by Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting at www.CharlestownPiratePride.com.  Charlestown Pizza Company customers can enjoy the Season Tip-Off Coaches Show live and in-person on a first-come first-serve seating basis.

Checking out the Pirate and Lady Pirate Basketball Season Tip-Off Show is the perfect way to get ready for an exciting season of Pirate & Lady Pirate Basketball in Charlestown.  The Basketball Season Tip-Off Show promises to supply plenty of Pirate and Lady Pirate Basketball information and opinion on the upcoming seasons in Class 3A IHSAA competition.  For more information, go to the Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting Page.

11/09/09:

Pirate Pride Night at Lady Pirates v. Corydon:

Sponsored by the Charlestown Pirate Pride Booster Club at Charlestown High School. Friday Night November 20th during Charlestown Girls JV/Varsity basketball games vs. Corydon.  All Pleasant Ridge and Jonathon Jennings Elementary Students get in free and receive a free hotdog and coke with a paying adult. Pleasant Ridge and Jonathon Jennings Cheerleaders will rock the Gym with cheers! Don’t miss all the fun, prizes, giveaways, food and good music. There will be friendly games of skill and cheering competition between the schools. Wear school colors and bring a poster to show your school sprit! Arrive around 5:45pm to start the fun.

11/09/09:

2009 Football Team/Cheerleaders Awards Night & Dinner:

The CHS Football Program will honor the football team and cheerleaders on Monday night November 23rd.. The dinner will be at 6:30 PM at the Charlestown Middle School.  The football program will be furnishing the meat, desert, drinks and table servings. We are asking each family to bring their favorite covered dish to share with our football family.  There will be a DVD available that has all ten games along with a forty-five minute highlights clip of the varsity season.  If you have any questions or need additional information you may contact Coach Jason Hawkins at 256-7292 or Larry Baker at 256-6399.

11/05/09:

Pirate Basketball BIG BLUE MADNESS with Cattlemen Dinners:

The Charlestown Pirate Basketball program will hold Big Blue Madness on Tuesday evening, November 17th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Bill Dunn Sports Arena.  All Pirate Basketball fans are encouraged to attend and enjoy inter-squad scrimmages in blue versus white competition; as well as Clark County Cattlemen Dinners, fresh off the grille.  Scrimmage admission is FREE, and will not only involve current high school levels, but also current middle school levels.  Big Blue Madness scrimmages will start with a two quarter Charlestown Middle School 7th grade inter-squad scrimmage, followed by two quarters of CMS 8th grader inter-squad scrimmage, followed by two quarters of Charlestown High School 9th grader inter-squad scrimmage, followed by two quarters of CHS Junior Varsity inter-squad scrimmage, then finishing with two quarters of CHS Varsity inter-squad scrimmage.  All team members and coaches will be introduced to Pirate fans during all the scrimmage madness!  Additionally, the Clark County Cattlemen Association will be selling their locally famous Rib-eye dinners, with all proceeds benefiting the Pirate Basketball program.  The rib-eye dinners, including sandwich, baked beans, potato salad and a drink, will be available for $8.00 each.  Hot Dog dinners will also be available for $3.00 for those without a taste for rib-eye.  For more information about this event, call 502-744-0604.  Don't miss your first chance at seeing not only this year's talent at each level, but also the talent moving up to Varsity!

For more information about Pirate Basketball, go to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/BoysBasketball.htm.  

11/01/09:

Pirate Pride Business Meeting Monday Night at CHS

The Charlestown Pirate Pride Booster Club will hold it's November regular business meeting Monday night, November 2nd, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the CHS cafeteria.  All Pirate coaches, students, parents and fans are welcome to attend.  Support Pirate and Lady Pirate Athletics, get involved. 

10/27/09:

GCCS Announces 1:1 Kick-Off Ceremony:

The Greater Clark County School Corporation will be hosting a special kick-off ceremony of the Charlestown High School One to One Laptop Program, Tuesday, November 3, 2009 beginning at 10:00 am in the High School Media Center.  An invitation to this event has been extended to all Pirate Pride Booster Club Members.  For more information and to view the invitation, CLICK HERE.

10/22/09:  BREAKING NEWS

4th Annual Pirate Basketball Golf Scramble Postponed to Nov. 1st

The 4th annual Pirate Boy’s Basketball Golf Scramble has been re-scheduled to Sunday, November 1st, 2009; with the shotgun start beginning at 1:00 p.m. for the Hidden Creek Golf Course, on Utica-Sellersburg Road.  The scramble has been re-scheduled due to impending poor weather forecasted for October 23rd.  For more information or answers to questions contact Coach Sean Smith at 502-554-8161 or via email at ssmith@gcs.k12.in.us.  Thanks to all who have shown interest and support in playing this event; and to all of the individuals and businesses who have committed to sponsoring holes!  Proceeds benefit Charlestown Pirate Boys Basketball.  For more information, go to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/BoysBasketball.htm.

10/22/09: 

2009 Football Senior Posters Now Available!

Moments Photography, the official photography studio of the Pirates, has created a 11" x 17" color poster, shown to the left (click to enlarge); of our 2009 MSC Championship Pirate Football team, highlighting this year's senior leaders.  The cost of the poster is $8.00, whereas all net proceeds will go to the Charlestown Pirate Football program.  Get yours while supplies last, and always have a reminder of this special season.  The posters are on-sale at Moments Photography, located at 359 Market Street (formerly Charlestown Cleaners); or just outside the CHS Bone Yard gate, beginning at 5pm Friday night, in advance of the home sectional opener game versus Indian Creek.  Contact Moments Photography at 812-256-5614 for more information if necessary.  Go Pirates!

10/22/09: 

Lady Pirate Golf Awards Program Highlight an Improving Future

The 2009 Lady Pirate Golf Team closed out their recent season at an awards program on Tuesday (Oct. 20) evening. The seven team members, parents and Coach Doug Wacker celebrated a season that saw steady improvement in a very young team. Freshman Sami Robb received a JV certificate. Natalie Thompson (freshman), Holli Huber and Rachel Foster (both sophomores) received first year varsity letters. Receiving second year varsity letters were sophomore, Sarah Trotter, and junior, Ashley Hoff. Senior, Cecilia Jennings, was awarded a third year varsity letter.

Special awards were presented to Holli Huber for her low score of the team at the sectional; Cecilia Jennings, senior award; and Sarah Trotter, coach’s award. The team members also gave a special gift to senior, Cecilia Jennings. Coach Wacker thanked parents for their support during the season and challenged the team to continue playing this fall and early next spring and summer.

10/19/09:

Pirates Host the Braves in the Football Sectional this Friday!

The Pirate Football Team (7 - 2), 2009 Mid-Southern Conference Champions for the third consecutive year, suffered a disappointing setback at Lawrenceburg last Friday to end an otherwise very successful regular season.  Lawrenceburg prevailed on a cold and rainy night 20-14.  The Pirates scored the first points of the game in the second when Senior Michael Baines carried the ball 93 yards from the line of scrimmage to score and give the Pirates a 6 - 0 lead.  The Pirates scored again in the fourth when Freshman QB Gage Brafford connected in the air with Senior Jordan Williams for a 50 yard touchdown strike.  Senior Michael Baines added a two point conversion run to reduce the Pirates deficit to six; 20 - 14, with a little more than four minutes remaining.  The Pirates however were unable to score again and dropped the contest with eyes now set on the state tournament.  Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting named Senior Michael Baines the Tumbletown Offensive Player of the Game while naming Junior Jake Dent, who finished the game with a total of sixteen tackles, the Tumbletown Defensive Player of the Game.

 

The Pirates will now host Class 3A undefeated Indian Creek this Friday at 7:00 pm in the Bone Yard; to begin Class 3A Sectional play.  The Pirates are looking for their first Sectional Championship since 1996, in one of the toughest sectional brackets in the state.  The Pirates have the drive and talent, the final ingredient is the continued support of the community and all Pirate fans cheering them on in the Bone Yard this Friday night.

 

Pre-Game Tailgating festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m., sponsored by Charlestown HS Pirate and Lady Pirate Basketball, including music provided by the Charlestown Digital Connectors; and with school construction placing parking at a premium, you best arrive early.  Don't miss another opportunity to tailgate with fellow fans, family and friends, while enjoying grilled hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and a full menu of great food in support of our basketball programs.

 

Pirate fans can listen to live Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting play-by-play and game stats at 107.3 FM during the game.  The game broadcast will start at 6;45 pm in advance of the scheduled 7:00 pm kick-off at Dutch Reis Field.  Pirate fans who absolutely can't make the game can also listen via the internet at www.CharlestownPiratePride.com.  Support the Pirates this Friday in the Bone Yard for more exciting football action by packing in the stadium with blue pride!  Let our Pirates know they have our support!

10/16/09:

Lady Pirates Draws Silver Creek in Volleyball Sectional Opener

The Lady Pirate Volleyball team travel to North Harrison High School on Tuesday, October 20th to face the Silver Creek Lady Dragons in the first round of Class 3A Sectional #30 play; game time is 7:00 pm.  The winner of the Lady Pirates versus the Lady Dragons will face the host Lady Cougars in the semi-final round the following Saturday morning.  Get out and support our Lady Pirates as they compete in the 2009 state tournament.  For more information about Pirate and Lady Pirate Volleyball, go to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Volleyball.htm.

10/09/09:

Pirates Finish MSC Race Unbeaten....Sail past Cougars!

The Pirate Football Team (7 - 1 & 6 - 0 MSC) visited the North Harrison Cougars Friday night in search of taking sole possession of the 2009 MSC football title and some additional offense, mission accomplished.  The Pirates, for the second time in three consecutive Mid-Southern Conference football crowns, swept the conference without a lose.  The Pirates forced the Cougars (1 - 7 & 1-5 MSC) three and out on their first possession of the game before taking the ball 40 yards on two plays to score their first touchdown of the evening; then never looked back.  Senior Zach Donahue ended a nine play, forty-two yard series with a one yard touchdown run late in the first quarter.  Senior Michael Baines finished with 195 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, including one on a 70 yard pass play from Senior Josh Graham.  Graham also intercepted an errand Cougar toss before returning the ball 50 yards of another Pirate touchdown.  The Pirates led 28 - 0 at halftime, holding the Cougars to just 21 positive yards of offense in the first half.  Several Pirate Varsity reserves entered the game in the third quarter when Freshman Tyler Odle scored two touchdowns on runs of 2, following a Michael Baines interception, and 52 yards respectively.  The Pirates finished the game with 332 total yards of offense compared to North Harrison's 143 total yards.  Senior Ariel Stephens finished the evening a perfect 6 for 6 on extra point kicks.  Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting named Senior Michael Baines the Tumbletown Offensive Player of the Game while naming the Senior Eric Kruse, who finished with a game high of 13 tackles, the Tumbletown Defensive Player of the Game.  The Pirates finish regular season play next Friday when traveling to Lawrenceburg to challenge the Tigers.  Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting will go on the air live at 6:45 pm for the scheduled 7:00 pm kick-off.  State Football Sectional pairings will be announced Tuesday, October 13th at 6;00 pm, live via IHSAAsports.org, which can be located via www.CharlestownPiratePride.com.

10/08/09:

Former Lady Pirate to be Inducted in U of L Hall of Fame

The University of Louisville will induct five new former athletes into their Hall of Fame this Friday evening, one of which is 1992 Charlestown High School graduate and former Lady Pirate basketball stand-out Kristin Mattox-Cox.  Kristin played basketball at CHS from 1989 to 1992; and then at the University of Louisville from 1992 to 1996, where she is currently the fourth-leading scorer (1,737 points) in school women's basketball history.  Kristin also continues to hold three Lady Pirate basketball school records, including season 3-point shooting percentage 53.1%), total season steals (117), and career 3-point shooting percentage (50.1%).  Kristin is additionally a member of the Lady Pirates 1000 point club, finishing her CHS career with 1,414 points.  While playing at U of L, Kristin was selected All-Conference twice and led the nation with a 92% free-throw percentage (a U of L school record) her senior year.  The entire Charlestown Athletic community would like to congratulate Kristin and her family for representing herself and Charlestown with pride and class.

10/06/09:

Pirate & Lady Pirate Cross Country Prepare for Conference Meet

The Pirate & Lady Pirate Varsity Cross Country team travel to Austin on today to run in the Mid-Southern Conference Meet at Hardy Lake, race time is scheduled for 5:30 for the girls race and 6:00 pm for the boys race.  Thursday the team will finish their regular season schedule at Community Park in New Albany in the 43rd Annual Providence Cross Country Invitational; race times are 6:00 pm for girls and 6:35 pm for the boys. Good luck to all the runners as they compete and look to improve in their individual times and team performance placing in both meets. Sectional is set for Tuesday, October 13 on the campus at Hanover College.  For more information about Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country, go to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/CrossCountry.htm.

10/02/09:

Pirates Secure Third Straight MSC Football Title!

The Pirate Football Team (6 - 1 & 5 - 0 MSC) secured at least a share of their third consecutive Mid-Southern Conference Championship by outlasting Salem on Homecoming & Senior Night Friday.  The Lions (4 - 3 & 3 - 2 MSC) held the Pirates to 165 yards of total offense and dominated the time of possession but failed to score offensively against the Pirate's defense.  After a scoreless first half, which included a 31 yard missed Salem field goal, the Pirates scored on their first possession of the second half, when Senior Michael Baines capped a four play, 36 yard drive with a 22 yard touchdown run.  The extra point try was blocked keeping the score at 6 - 0 until the Pirates gave up a safety to improve field possession with 2:21 left in the game.  The Pirate defense smothered the Lions' chances at a game winning scoring drive with solid defense causing Salem to turn the ball over on downs without positive yardage to win the game.  Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting named Seniors Michael Baines and Josh Graham Tumbletown Co-Offensive Players of the Game while naming the entire Pirate Defensive Unit the Tumbletown Co-Defensive Players of the Game, lead by Clay Daniel, Lucas Poteet and Eric Kruse.  The Pirates finish conference play next Friday when traveling to North Harrison (1-6 & 1-4 MSC) to take on the Cougars.  Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting will go on the air live at 6:45 pm for the scheduled 7:00 pm kick-off.

10/02/09:

Pirate Sutherland Earns a 1st at Eastern Invite

The Pirate and Lady Pirate Varsity Cross Country Team competed in the Eastern Invitational Thursday evening, in Pekin, Indiana.  The highlight of the evening was Pirate Junior Kie Sutherland taking top honors with a first place finish in the boys reserve race.  Staying with the front of the pack, Sutherland was in 3rd place at one mile before taking the lead at mile two before never looking back to finish first in a time of 19:08.  Congratulations to Pirate Kie Sutherland and the team for their fine efforts in their respective races.  For more information about Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country, go to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/CrossCountry.htm.

10/02/09:

Lady Pirate Soccer Loses to Lady Dragons

The Lady Pirates Soccer team lost to rival Silver Creek last night at home, by a score of 3 - 1.  Sophomore Captain Emma Wesp scored the Pirates lone goal with a high shot to the corner.  This is a significant improvement over the last meeting of the two teams where Charlestown fell to to the Dragons 6 - 0.  Outstanding play came from Sophomore defender Erica Gansbauer, newly appointed Senior Captain and defender Rebekah Balch, sophomore Captain and center midfielder Emma Wesp, Freshman goalie Tyelar Motsinger, and Freshman midfielder Tara Miller.  "The best part about this game is that we get to play them again in a week for the sectional opener.  We played so much better this game & hope to win in a week," comments Coach Satkoski.  The Lady Pirates are 1 - 9 for the season.
The girls play at home vs. North Harrison next Tuesday, at 6 p.m., for their last regular season game before beginning sectional play at Floyd Central the following Monday.  The Lady Pirates will face Silver Creek in the Floyd Central Sectional, Monday, October 12th at 6:45 pm.  Good luck ladies!!
 For more information about Lady Pirate Soccer, go to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Soccer.htm.

09/30/09:

Lady Pirate Soccer Drops Close Contest to CAI

The Lady Pirates lost to Christian Academy 5-4 on the 29th of September.  Starting out scoring for the Pirates was sophomore captain, Emma Wesp with a gorgeous shot in the corner of the net.  Junior Amanda Lee, assisted by Emma Wesp, scored next in a battle in the box with several CAI & CHS players.  The CAI Warriors marched down the field scoring 3 goals in 20 minutes.  Charlestown did not give up, however.  In the second half, after scoring two more times, the Warriors seemed to be letting down.  The Pirates put two more in the net, one off of a penalty kick by Emma Wesp, and another by sophomore Destini MartinSophomore Samantha Smith had an excellent game, challenging the CAI players at midfield.  Coach Satkoski commented, "Even though we lost we finished strong.  When you are beginning team, attitude is everything.  Despite our losses our team continues to stick together."  The Lady Pirates are now 1 - 8.  They play their last three regular season games at home, Silver Creek this Thursday at 6, Switzerland County this Saturday at 1 (senior day), and then North Harrison next Tuesday at 6 with a boys game following at 7:45.  For more information about Lady Pirate Soccer, go to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Soccer.htm.

09/30/09:

Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country Update

The Pirate and Lady Pirate Varsity Cross Country Team competed in the Madison Invitational on the Hanover College campus this past Saturday, September 26th.  Receiving a ribbon award in the boy’s reserve race was Junior Kie Sutherland, finishing the 5000 meter course for a fourth place finish in a time of 19:57.  Ribbon awards were also earned by Junior Sophie Higazy and Freshman Adilene Gomez in the girl’s reserve race.  Congratulations to these runners for their performance and to the other team runners for their hard efforts as well.  On Tuesday, September 29th, the team traveled to New Washington for competition.  In the girl’s Varsity race, Sophomore Katie Burkhart received a ribbon award placing 28th Junior Sophie Higazy, sharing her time between Soccer and Cross Country, ran an impressive race running a personal best and shaving an entire 5 minutes, 29 seconds from her previous race time.  The team competes in the Eastern Invitational on Thursday, October 1st.  Race time begins at 5:00 pm on the campus of Eastern High School, in Pekin, Indiana.  Good luck to all the runners competing and representing Blue Pride.  For more information about Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country, go to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/CrossCountry.htm.

09/28/09:

Lady Pirates Organizing Farewell Season Activities

The Lady Pirates will be bidding a bittersweet farewell to Dunn Arena this year. The students as well as the coaching staff are excited about our new facility but hate to say good-bye to a gym which holds many fond memories. In recognition of the many successful Lady Pirates season the staff and current Lady Pirates would like to honor members of all of the Sectional Championship teams, members of past Holiday Tournament Championship teams as well as all former Lady Pirates.  If you were a member of the elite Lady Pirate Basketball program please email Darcie Gilbert Igleheart at digleheart@gcs.k12.in.us with your name, years you were a Lady Pirate (1990 – 1993) contact information and any photographs that can be emailed. Please pass along this information and help make this farewell season a memorable year for all involved.

We will be honoring the following teams on the following dates:

Nov. 20th1981

Nov. 25th - 2003, 1997, 1998, 2000

December 5th1990, 1991, 1992, 1993

December 22nd and 23rdall members of Past Holiday Tournament Championship Teams

January 15th2005, 2006, 2007

February 22ndLast game to be played in Dunn Arena – All former Lady Pirates

09/25/09:

Pirates Win 6-0 with Two Stephens Field Goals & Defense

Pirate Football battled to games' end with MSC foe Corydon (4-2, 4-1 MSC) while stiff defense held the Panthers scoreless.  The difference, was two Pirate Senior Ariel Stephens field goals, one from 22 yards in the second stanza and one from 25 yards in the third.  The Pirates' (5-1, 4-0 MSC) secondary held the normally potent Panther passing game to nine completions on twenty-two attempts; while holding the entire team to 151 yards of total offense.  The Pirates finished the contest with 328 total yards of offense, but could never score a touchdown.  The Panthers entered the game fourth in the state in defensive statistics, only giving up an average of 4.8 points per game this season.  The Pirates complicated the Panther offensive rhythm by dominating the time of possession 29:54 to 18:06.  Pirate Senior Josh Graham finished the game with 177 rushing yards, while Senior Michael Baines added 107 rushing yards.  Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting named Ariel Stephens the Tumbletown Offensive Player of the Game; while Josh Graham was named the Tumbletown Defensive Player of the Game.  The Pirates return home to the Bone Yard next Friday for Football Homecoming and Senior Night festivities, against the Salem Lions.  Join the Pirate Football Black-Out and order an official Homecoming Black-out Salem T-shirt, on-line through Tuesday September 29th at www.CharlestownPiratePride.com.  

09/21/09:

Pirate Black-Out Planned for Homecoming vs. Salem

Pirate Football will host the Salem Lions for Homecoming on October 2nd, 2009 in the Bone Yard.  The Pirate Varsity Cheer Boosters are currently taking orders for the official Pirate Black-Out/Homecoming 2009 T-Shirt on-line now.  Click on the above pictures to enlarge for viewing.  All shirts are $10.00 each and benefit fund raising for the Pirate Cheerleaders trip to compete in the National Championships in December.  ORDER YOURS NOW, AND BE READY TO BLACK-OUT THE LIONS WHEN THEY VISIT FOR HOMECOMING!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO OR TO PLACE YOUR PIRATE BLACK-OUT T-SHIRT ORDER WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

09/14/09:

Pirates Put Musketeers Away in 4th, 28-7

Pirate Football hosted MSC opponent Eastern-Pekin Friday night in the Bone Yard.  The Pirates (4-0, 3-0 MSC) won the battle in the end, during a bizarre penalty and turnover filled contest.  Eastern (1-3, 0-2 MSC) scored it's first ever points versus the Pirates during the second quarter.  The Pirates opened the game well when Josh Graham scored a touchdown to cap an eight play 56 yard series.  The Pirates' Graham scored again in the first quarter after the Pirates recovered a Musketeer fumble, then moved the ball 59 yards in seven plays to make the score 13-0.  The Pirates fumble the ball to Eastern on their own 5 yard line in the second quarter that lead to a Musketeer touchdown by Josh Higdon.  After eleven straight series' of punts, fumbles, and turnovers, the Pirates finally got back on the board in the fourth quarter when Senior Jake Cook intercepted a Givens pass; which resulted in a two play 6 yard series ended by a 1 yard Josh Graham touchdown run.  The Pirates increased their lead with 9:49 left in the game with Graham intercepted a Musketeer pass that ended in another two play series and Graham 10 yard carry to make the final score 28 - 7.  The Pirates were unusually penalized 155 yards on 14 infractions while the Musketeers were hit with 69 yards on nine penalties.

Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting named Senior Josh Graham the Tumbletown Offensive Player of the Game after finishing with 108 yards of rushing on 21 carries, including four touchdowns.  Junior Jon Slaten was also named the Tumbletown Defensive Player of the Game.

The Pirates take a break from conference play this Friday as they travel to Clarksville to challenge long time rivals, the Providence Pioneers (2 - 2).  Kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 pm at Murphy Stadium.  Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting will cover the game live on-line or at the game on 107.3 FM.  Pirate fans are encouraged to make the short trip to Clarksville and help cheer the Pirates to a victory Friday when they attempt to extend their record to 5 - 0 for the second time in the last three years.

09/05/09:

Pirates Dismiss Generals After 43- 8 Victory

Pirate Football hosted MSC county-rival Clarksville Friday night in the Bone Yard.  The Pirates (3-0, 2-0 MSC) had beaten the Generals (1-2, 1-1 MSC) four the past six meetings, and won five straight MSC home games entering the match-up.  The Pirates dominated the first half when Josh Graham and Aaron Daniel rushed for two touchdowns each, and Michael Baines added one on a 78 yard carry from the line of scrimmage.  The Pirates lead 36-0 at the half.  Ethan Bowen ended a five play 44 yard drive in the third with a one yard touchdown carry to increase the Pirate lead to 43-0.  A Pirate miscue with 6:30 left in the game led to Corey Finch running the ball back 74 yards for the sole General touchdown.  The Pirates' defense held the Generals to just 147 total yards of offense (including the 74 yard fumble return), while the Pirates stacked up 427 total yards of offense.  Michael Baines was named the Tumbletown Offensive Player of the game while Clay Daniel was named the Tumbletown Defensive Player of the game by Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting.  The Pirates remain at home this Friday to host Pekin-Eastern in another important MSC match-up, kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 pm.  The 1989 Pirate Football Team, which finished 12-1 with a semi-state berth, will be honored during halftime.

09/02/09: 

Lady Pirate Soccer Wins Historical Home Opener

The Charlestown Lady Pirates Soccer welcomed Christian Academy of Indiana for their first ever home game last night.  With all the excitement and nervousness in tow, the Lady Pirates came out with their first win EVER, beating the Lady Warriors 4 - 1!!!  The first goal was scored on a penalty kick by sophomore captain Emma Wesp.  The second goal was a sly shot from the right outside corner and absolutely beautiful, again by Emma Wesp.  The third goal was bagged in the left corner by junior Kira Polus.  To finish off a hat trick, Emma Wesp scored the fourth goal by putting another one in the corner.  The defense (Sophie Higazy, Tyelar Motsinger, Natalie Kelly, Allyson Stenbro, Tara Miller, and Kimber Evans) had a great game, fending off CAI's very speedy offense.  Senior Rebekah Balch also played extremely well as a utility player, playing every position but goalie at some point during the game.  The Lady Pirates would like to thank the fans for the immense support & cheering.  Although very excited about the win, they head back to practice today to tweak a few areas in preparation for the conference opener, which is next Tuesday at Corydon.  WAY TO GO LADIES!!!!  For more information Lady Pirate Soccer, go to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Soccer.htm.

09/01/09: 

Pirate Soccer Falls to Salem in CHS Invitational Final

The Boys Pirate Soccer Team (3-2) hosted the annual Charlestown Invitational this past Saturday at Dutch Reis Field.  The Pirates beat the River City Jaguars 3-1 in Game 1, when goals were scored by Senior Chicody Mays and two from Junior Doug Roskowski.  The Championship game pit the Pirates against the Salem Lions.  Senior Chicody Mays scored for the Pirates along with Freshman Kameron Freeborg, but the Lions were too much and went on to win the Invitational trophy with a final score of 5-2.

The Pirates travel to Madison on today then return home to host Scottsburg on Wednesday.  For more information Pirate Soccer, go to www.CharlestowPiratePride.com/Soccer.htm.

09/01/09: 

Pirate Basketball Announces 4th Annual Golf Scramble, Oct. 23rd

The 4th annual Pirate Boy’s Basketball Golf Scramble will be held on Friday, October 23rd, 2009 at the Hidden Creek Golf Course, on Utica-Sellersburg Road.  Shotgun start to begin at 8:00 am.  The cost will be $60.00 per player / $240.00 per team, which includes greens fee, cart rental, door prizes, and a catered meal after the round.  As always, there will be a Texas Hold’em Tournament and recognition of all current and former Pirate Basketball players in attendance.  If your business or organization is interested in sponsoring a hole for the scramble, the price is $75.00 each.  Register for the scramble and/or sponsorship by clicking on “Golf Scramble” on the above and right menu, or by contacting Head Coach Sean Smith at 502-554-8161.  Proceeds benefit Charlestown Pirate Boys Basketball; thanks to everyone who supports the program.

08/28/09:

Pirates Make It Three-In-A-Row Versus Braves!

Pirate Football traveled to Elm Street in Brownstown to open 2009 MSC play against the rival Braves.  Elm Street ended up being a nightmare for the host team instead of the visitors, as the Pirates' defense dug in and stopped the Braves' high-powered offense for a 35-14 victory.  The game was ended due to thunderstorms with 10:46 minutes left in the game.  The game began with each team marching the field twice and scoring touchdowns, including an 85 yard kick-off return by Senior Michael Baines and a six yard pass from Freshman Aaron Daniel to Junior Jake Cook.  With the score tied at 14-14 starting the second quarter, the Pirates' defense took control, and their offense kept on digging.  The Pirates' Aaron Daniel intercepted a Brave pass on the Braves' next drive then countered with a six play 51 yard drive that ended with Michael Baines rushing ten yards for another touchdown with 2:18 left in the first half (21-14).  The Pirates opened the second half with a twelve play 62 yard drive that ended with an Aaron Daniel one yard run for a touchdown with 5:42 left in the 3rd.  The Braves fumbled the ball on their next possession when the Pirates marched 72 yards in 10 plays ending with a Ethan Bowen 21 yard touchdown run to make the score 35-14 in the middle of the fourth quarter.  Aaron Daniel was named the Tumbletown Offensive Player of the game while Logan McCutchen was named Tumbletown Defensive Player of the game by Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting.  The Pirates return home to the Bone Yard Friday to host county arch-rival Clarksville in another important MSC match-up.

08/28/09:

1989 Pirate Football Team to be Recognized

The 1989 Charlestown High School Pirate Football Team, which finished their historic season twenty years ago with a final record of 12-1; will be honored and recognized during the September 11th, 2009 home football game versus Eastern.  The 1989 Pirate Football team, head coached by John Mastin, achieved a Mid-Southern Conference Championship, a Sectional Championship, a Regional Championship, and a Semi-State Runner-up honor, still are bearers of several current school football records.  After twenty years the 1989 team still maintains the mark of which several Pirate teams strive to achieve each year.  The team, coaches and staff of the 1989 Pirate Football team will be honored at halftime of the September 11th game in Dutch Reis Field.  Brian Keith is in the process of contacting 1989 team members and coaches, if you have not heard from Brian, please contact him or Charlestown Pirate Pride at ePiratePride@insightbb.com for additional information and reservations.  Congratulations to the 1989 Pirate Football team for twenty years of history!

08/28/09:

Pirate JV Soccer Edges Past Providence:

The Charlestown High School Boy's Varsity JV Soccer Team visited Providence HS on Wednesday, and scored a first-half goal and held off the Pioneers JV squad for a 1-0 win Senior Joseph Garza kicked in an unassisted goal with around 10 minutes left in the opening half.  The Pirates defense took care of the rest, led by sophomore goal keeper Cody Brinck’s nine saves. “The boys are excited about it, “ Charlestown coach Andrew Smith said about the win. “It is the first time in 3 years we have competed with Providence.” The Pirates (2-1-0) will host the Charlestown Invitational on Saturday at Dutch Reis Field.  For more information about Charlestown Pirate Soccer, log on to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Soccer.htm.  Congratulations Pirates!

08/26/09:

Pirate Cross Country Host Invitational Thursday:

The 2009 Charlestown Cross Country Invitational will be held on Thursday, August 27 at the Charlestown State Park. The schools invited to participate include: Austin, Borden, Charlestown, Christian Academy, Clarksville, Corydon Central, Crawford County, Eastern, Floyd Central, Henryville, Jeffersonville, Jennings County, Lanesville, Madison, New Albany, New Washington, North Harrison, Providence, Restoration Christian, Salem, Scottsburg, Shawe, Silver Creek, South Central, Southwestern and West Washington. The girls varsity race is scheduled for 5:30 pm followed by the boys varsity. The junior varsity boys and girls race will begin approximately 10 minutes after the conclusion of the boys varsity race. Concessions and invitational t-shirts will be sold, and restrooms are also available. The park is located 1/2 mile east of Charlestown on highway 62. The course is designed to be spectator friendly so you will see the runners at several times during the race. There will be a vehicle admission fee for spectators. The race is will be run on the cross country course located at the Oak Shelter in the park.  Pirate fans are encouraged to attend and support our Pirate student athletes.  For more information about Pirate Cross Country, log on to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/CrossCountry.htm

08/21/09:

Pirates Turn Cubs Away with Stephens Field Goal, 15 - 13:

Pirate Football scored two touchdowns in the second quarter, one a 11 yard pass to Devon Thorstad from Aaron Daniel; and the second a 72 yard carry by Michael Baines to jump out to a 12 - 0 lead on Madison.  Madison countered at the 7:51 mark of the third quarter when Zach Zehren connected with Fish for a touchdown and successful Webster kick made the score 12 - 7 Pirates.  The Cubs struck again in the 4th quarter when QB Zach Zehren capped a 19 play, 86 yard drive with a six yard touchdown carry.  Madison's unsuccessful conversion attempt left the score at Madison 13, Charlestown 12 with 6:20 left in the game.  The Pirates drove 52 yards on 14 plays to reach the red zone with just 00:44 seconds left when Senior Ariel Stephens kicked a 25 yard game winning field goal.  The Pirates held the Cubs scoreless in the final seconds to claim their first victory of the season in a close 15 - 13 decision.  Senior Michael Baines finished with 144 rushing yards on 14 carries while Senior Josh Graham finished with 90 rushing yards on 16 carries and 18 receiving yards on one catch.  The Pirates held penalties to 4 totally 37 yards.  The Pirates begin conference play next Friday when they travel to Brownstown to challenge the Braves.  For more information about Charlestown Pirate Football, log on to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Football.htm.

08/20/09:

Pirate Soccer Opens Season with Victory versus Henryville:

The Charlestown High School Boy's Varsity Soccer Team began it's 2009 season rolling all over visiting Hornets of Henryville.  The Pirates had two players score hat tricks as they rolled past Henryville, 13-0.  Doug Roskowski and Jospeh Garza each booted three goals in the win for Charlestown (1-0-0); which also received two scores each from Cesar Hernandez and Kevin Gonzalez, and solo scores from Franco Calvario, Aaron Fielding, and Chicody Mays.  The Pirates are head coached in his first year with the team by Andrew Smith, assisted by Martin Calvario.  For more information about Charlestown Pirate Soccer, log on to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Soccer.htm.  Congratulations Pirates!

08/15/09:

Pirate Football Opens 09 Regular Season Friday, Home Versus Madison:

Ready for some Football!?!  Charlestown HS Pirate Football will begin it's 2009 regular season this Friday when hosting the Madison Cubs.  Kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Dutch Reis Field (the Boneyard), on the campus of the Charlestown High School.  The Pirates have earned back-to-back Mid-Southern Conference titles in 2007 and 2008; with serious plans of defending that title for a third year in a row.  Pirate football, from youth league to Junior High, and Junior High to Varsity has never been so exciting, so don't miss a minute of Pirate grid iron action!  Pre-Game Tailgating festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m., sponsored by Charlestown HS Pirate and Lady Pirate Basketball, including music provided by the Charlestown Digital Connectors; and with school construction placing parking at a premium, you best arrive early.  New 2009 Pirate Football stadium gear and apparel will be on-sale before and during home games, under the blue tent near the home stand entrance. 

If you absolutely can't make it to the game, Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting will cover the entire Pirate football season live and free over the internet at www.CharlestownPiratePride.com, sponsored by Field's Custom Cabinets of Charlestown.  Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting can also be heard at the game by tuning your portable radio to 107.3 FM.  For more information about Charlestown Pirate Football, log on to www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/Football.htm or www.CHSPirateFootball.com.

08/15/09:

Pre-Game Tail Gate Party at CHS for All Home Football Games!

The Charlestown HS Boy's and Girl's Basketball Teams will be grilling in front of the main gate beginning at 5pm and continuing until kickoff at each of the four home football games this year.  Menu examples include "The Mastin", a grilled hamburger in honor of former Head Coach John Mastin; "The Hawk" a grilled double cheeseburger named after present Head Coach Jason Hawkins; and if someone would like a chicken sandwich, they should order the name of the opposing school's mascot (so for the Pirates' first home game on August 21st versus Madison, just order "The Cub" if you want Chicken)!  Chips drinks, dessert items and a full line of condiments will also be available; while music will be provided by the Charlestown Digital Connectors.  Come out early to enjoy some great food and entertainment, then cheer the Pirate on to victory at home! 

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