Cornerstone Church in Floyds Knobs opens doors to new facility PDF Print E-mail

Cornerstone Church is excited to announce that on Sunday, November 16,  they will officially be opening the doors of a stunning new facility, that is an expansion of their existing campus. The new expansion will include a 400-seat auditorium, an extensive lobby, classrooms, offices, and additional parking. Cornerstone Church is a growing and vibrant community, and believes that this new space is a testament to God’s goodness and faithfulness.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 10:41
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Pirates fall in Regional Championship to Heritage Hills PDF Print E-mail

Walking into Dutch Reis Field fans knew this game was special. There were added bleachers on both sides of the football field and fans were arriving early to bundle up for the bitterly cold temperatures. The teams were focused and ready for the later kick off and cold temperatures as portable heaters were also found on the sideline. Cheerleaders were lined up to keep the fans pumped up and ready. This was high school football in mid-November. All this could only mean one thing, it was a Regional Championship ballgame.

The Pirates of Charlestown were the hosts of the Class 3A Regional Championship. The Heritage Hills Patriots traveled from Lincoln City, near Santa Claus, to battle for the title.

The Patriots scored twice in the opening quarter and continued to battle the Pirates the entire 48 minutes as Charlestown never gave up. The Pirates fell short on the quest for a Regional title, 28-7.

Heritage Hills junior running back Kenton Crews found the endzone twice in the opening quarter for the Patriots. Crews scored the opening touchdown of the game diving from two yards out to the endzone. The extra point attempt from Colin Curtis split the uprights at the 8:43 mark for the early Patriot lead. Crews then ran the ball in from three yards out at the 1:49 mark before Curtis tacked on the extra point for the 14-0 Heritage Hills advantage.

The Pirates would find the endzone in the second stanza as junior Tate Boley ran a punt back for the 55 yard touchdown. Junior kicker Jose Arredondo added the extra point for the 14-7 Patriot lead at the 4:31 mark of the first half.

The touchdown would prove to be the only score of the night for the home-standing Pirates.

The Patriots would find the scoreboard once in each of the final two periods of play.

Crews recorded his third touchdown of the evening as he bulldozed his way into the endzone from three yards out. Curtis added the extra point for the 21-7 Heritage Hills lead at the 5:16 mark of the third quarter.

The final score of the evening came when senior quarterback Logan Wilkerson hooked up with classmate Sam Collins for a 70 yard catch and run at the 4:48 mark of the ballgame. Curtis nailed the extra point for the 28-7 Heritage Hills victory.

First year Pirate Head Coach Darin Ward was proud of his team after their 10-3 overall, 6-1 Mid Southern Conference and Sectional Championship season.

“Our kids competed all season. I don’t know if anybody thought we would be here playing for a Regional title in June or July,” Ward stated after the game.

He continued, “Heritage Hills is a lot like us. We try capitalize on the mistakes of the other team. The big difference in tonight’s game was our four turnovers. You can’t spot anyone a touchdown as we did tonight. We really battled back when we returned the punt for a touchdown.”

Heritage Hills was led by Keaton Crews with 59 yards on 15 carries and three touchdowns.

Patriot senior Logan Wilkerson completed 6-of-9 passes for 123 yards and one touchdown.

Heritage Hills senior Zach Jones caught two passes for 42 yards while classmate Sam Collins added one pass for 70 yards and one touchdown.

The Patriots tallied 107 rushing yards and 123 passing yards for a total of 230 yards.

Charlestown was led by Antonyo Gaddie with 132 yards on 24 carries.

Senior quarterback Tristan Chester completed 8-of-21 passes for 105 yards and three interceptions.

Senior tight end Hunter Crace caught three passes for 44 yards while sophomore Garrett Woods caught three passes for 38 yards.

The Pirates tallied 118 rushing yards and 105 passing yards for a total of 223 yards.

Sixteen seniors laced up their cleats and put on their pads for the last time as a Charlestown Pirate including: Josh Hurley, Eli Daniel, Tristan Chester, Jason Houchens, Cameron Hopson, Jarrett Farmer, Tyler Olsen, Kyle Flowers, Hunter Crace, Brady Christman, Cody Johnson, Kyle Richey, Jacob Wheeler, Andrew Stamper, Austin Keith and Diego del Portillo.

“These seniors are still going out as Champions. And for you underclassmen, we can be a Championship caliber team every year,” Ward explained in post-game community huddle.

According to Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting, the 2015 senior class is now the winningest group of football players in Charlestown history.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 15:25
 
Davidson, Soliday help propel Lady Lions to a win PDF Print E-mail

The Salem Lady Lions continued to shine out of the gate of the 2014-15 season with a 57-40 win over visiting Southwestern Tuesday night.

Salem had several issues to overcome in preparing for the game including not having school on Monday and having their pre-game walk through disrputed because Head Coach Jerry Hickey was at a conference.

The change in routine led to 33 turnovers.

Salem was led by senior Alex Davidson who scored 24 points, grabbed six rebounds, six steals and four blocks.

“Alex is shooting about 80 percent from the field so far this year and 92 percent from the free throw line so her production is through the roof,” Hickey said.

Another Lady Lion who played well was sophomore Sadie Soliday.

Hickey said she had 17 points and handled the ball more than she is usually asked to do.

If Salem is to continue winning this year, Hickey said taking care of the basketball will be the key.

“We have got to value possession of the basketball,” he said. “I want us to run, but right now we are not being smart in picking the opportunities to get out in transition.  We have to recognize when there is an opportunity to get out on the break and when it is best to slow it down and run our offense.”

In addition to cutting down on the turnovers, he said his team will need to get a third player scoring consistently.

The Lady Lions will now focus their attention on playing two county rivals with a holiday sandwiched in between.

Hickey said he likes the fact that those games are during holiday and thinks it will help his team stay focused.

“I always give the girls a quote from an old football coach about a Thanksgiving rivalry game and the turkey always tasting better when you win,” he said. “Having rivalry games around the break takes a little of the pressure off the kids because the students are talking about it at school and (the break) helps them have some extra time to prepare.

Salem was back in action Saturday against visitng Madison, but lost a close one 61-58.

The Lady Lions took on West Washington Tuesday, but results from that were not available at press time.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 13:29
 
Davidson, Soliday help propel Lady Lions to a win PDF Print E-mail

The Salem Lady Lions continued to shine out of the gate of the 2014-15 season with a 57-40 win over visiting Southwestern Tuesday night.

Salem had several issues to overcome in preparing for the game including not having school on Monday and having their pre-game walk through disrputed because Head Coach Jerry Hickey was at a conference.

The change in routine led to 33 turnovers.

Salem was led by senior Alex Davidson who scored 24 points, grabbed six rebounds, six steals and four blocks.

“Alex is shooting about 80 percent from the field so far this year and 92 percent from the free throw line so her production is through the roof,” Hickey said.

Another Lady Lion who played well was sophomore Sadie Soliday.

Hickey said she had 17 points and handled the ball more than she is usually asked to do.

If Salem is to continue winning this year, Hickey said taking care of the basketball will be the key.

“We have got to value possession of the basketball,” he said. “I want us to run, but right now we are not being smart in picking the opportunities to get out in transition.  We have to recognize when there is an opportunity to get out on the break and when it is best to slow it down and run our offense.”

In addition to cutting down on the turnovers, he said his team will need to get a third player scoring consistently.

The Lady Lions will now focus their attention on playing two county rivals with a holiday sandwiched in between.

Hickey said he likes the fact that those games are during holiday and thinks it will help his team stay focused.

“I always give the girls a quote from an old football coach about a Thanksgiving rivalry game and the turkey always tasting better when you win,” he said. “Having rivalry games around the break takes a little of the pressure off the kids because the students are talking about it at school and (the break) helps them have some extra time to prepare.

Salem was back in action Saturday against visitng Madison, but lost a close one 61-58.

The Lady Lions took on West Washington Tuesday, but results from that were not available at press time.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 13:09
 
Eagle Scout Award to be presented PDF Print E-mail

Evan Messmer, 15, of New Albany, Indiana has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 11:59
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