?NW Cheerleaders to host annual cheer clinic January 23 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 January 2009 00:00
?    The New Washington High School cheerleaders will be hosting their annual cheer clinic on Friday, January 23.
    The clinic will begin at 3 p.m. and end with a performance at the boys junior varsity/varsity basketball game that evening against Charlestown.
    The clinic will be held in the New Washington High School gymnasium and is open to all students grades kindergarten through eighth.
    The camp will feature individual instruction by the head New Washington High School cheerleading coach, coaching by New Washington State Champ cheerleaders, clinic cheer shirt, dinner and clinic participant free admission to the January 23 ball game.
    All participants will learn a group dance, floor cheer, sideline chants, jumps, stunts and tumbling.
    The fee for the clinic is $25 per student. Please make checks payable to NWHS Cheerleaders.
    Fees will be due on or before Thursday, January 15 to the elementary or middle-high school office.
    Application forms have been sent home with all New Washington students however all students are welcome.
    For an application, further information, or questions please contact NW Head Cheerleading Coach Emily Oliver-Jones at 812-293-3368, ext. 7 or e-mail address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2009 10:40
 
?Lady Pirates Miller and Allen named to All-Tourney team PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 January 2009 00:00
?    Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball Team juniors Amanda Miller and Morgan Allen were recently named to the 2008 Girls Varsity Basketball Charlestown Holiday Tourney All-Tournament Team.  
    The tournament, in its 33rd year, was held on December 22 and 23 in Charlestown's Bill Dunn Sports Center.  
    The Lady Pirates have dominated the tournament with 14 championship titles, including three out of the last five years; but were unsuccessful in defending their title in 2008.  
    For more information about the Girls Varsity Basketball Charlestown Holiday Tournament, go to
www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/CHSHolidayTourneyHistory.htm.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2009 10:41
 
?Charlestown Bicentennial time capsule monument dedicated PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 January 2009 00:00
?    Several Charlestown residents and city officials attended the dedication of the Bicentennial Time Capsule marker in Greenway Park on the Saturday morning after Christmas. Included were some youngsters who are much more likely to be at the unearthing in 50 years, than the individuals placing artifacts into the container then.
    The monument was created by Jeff Grayson, of Grayson’s Monument, and is positioned where the paths intersect below the falls. The artifacts are being placed in a vault buried in the ground immediately behind the marker; not within the marker itself. Chris Grayson was in attendance, on behalf of Grayson’s and commented, “I think this is just a great opportunity for the community to look forward and also look behind us; where we came from to where we’re going. And in 2058 those residents that will be here can come down and see where this community has come from in the past. The people here kind of know where we come from, but our kids and grandkids will have that opportunity and greater detail in 50 years.”
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2009 11:09
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?Steven Coyne named to Holiday Tourney All-Tournament Team PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 January 2009 00:00
?    Even though the Pirate basketball team was unable to successfully defend its 2007 Holiday Tournament crown, sophomore guard Steven Coyne had a coming to varsity basketball life of sorts during this year's Silver Creek Holiday Tournament.  
    Coyne took advantage of extra playing time in game one of the tournament versus Silver Creek, scoring 16 points and making an impact on defense.  
    Charlestown High School varsity Coach Sean Smith rewarded Coyne the following night in game two versus Clarksville; where Coyne entered the varsity starting line-up and contributed another outstanding performance including nine points.  
    The Pirates suffered losses in both contests but showed more improvements in various areas of the game, and by several players.  
    As a result of Coyne's tournament performances, he was named by participant school coaches to the 48th  Annual Silver Creek Holiday Tourney All-Tournament Team (the only Pirate to be named this year).   
    For more information, results, and history of the Boys Varsity Basketball Silver Creek Holiday Tournament, go to
www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/SCHolidayTourneyHistory.htm.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2009 11:11
 
?West Clark Football Boosters ask school board to approve Henryville football program PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 January 2009 00:00
?    Based upon two successful seasons of the “pilot” program at Silver Creek,  the West Clark Community School Board has been asked to approve the start of the football program in Henryville.  
    At the December school board meeting, booster member Linda Uhl, supported by parents and members of the community, asked the school board to put the Henryville vote on their agenda for the January meeting.
    There has always been strong community support for the implementation of this new athletic program but the school board elected to make Silver Creek a “pilot” before approving other programs. Success of the pilot program was based not only on game scores but noticeable improvement in academic performance, attendance and behavior in players. Teachers and school administrators have commented on the positive changes they have observed in members of the football team.  
    If you are interested in getting the football program in Henryville schools underway, the Boosters encourage you to attend the January school board meeting.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 8  at the West Clark Community School Administration building next to Silver Creek High School. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2009 11:13
 
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