Charlestown discharges Generals 44-14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Tuesday, 07 September 2010 00:00

The Pirate faithful traveled to Clarksville last Friday night to witness the Mid Southern Conference match-up of their beloved Pirates and the Generals of Clarksville High School.
Pirate fans were ready to cheer on the team as Charlestown was ready to find another win over the Generals.
Charlestown found the endzone first just minutes into the ballgame. The Pirates would add another score before the Generals would fight back to tie the ballgame with less than two minutes before the halftime break.
The second half belonged to the Pirates as Charlestown’s defense would not give up a score in the second half and the offense rolled behind the arm and legs of sophomore quarterback Aaron Daniel.
Charlestown brought home the 44-14 Mid Southern Conference win to push their record to 2-1 and 1-1 in the conference race.
The Pirates found the scoreboard with just 2:50 ran off the clock as Daniel scampered 20 yards to the endzone. The two point conversion failed. Charlestown held the early 6-0 advantage at the 9:10 mark of the first period.
Charlestown pinned the Generals deep into their own territory and forced a three-and-out to give the Pirates the ball back on Clarksville’s 25 yard line.
After a nine play drive, Daniel kept the ball and dove one yard into the endzone for the second Pirate touchdown of the evening. Daniel hooked up with classmate Gage Brafford for the two point conversion. The score gave Charlestown the 14-0 advantage with 3:40 left in the opening quarter.
The Generals drove the ball down the field to end the first period with Charlestown still holding the 14-0 advantage.
On the first play of the second stanza General junior quarterback Wes Rittman hooked up with sophomore Nathaniel Jones for a six yard touchdown pass. The Pirates blocked the extra point attempt for the 14-6 advantage at the 11:55 mark in the first half.
Clarksville tied the ballgame late in the first half when Rittman hooked up with Aidan McEwen for a 20 yard touchdown pass. The two point conversion was good to knot the ballgame at 14 with 1:52 remaining in the second period.
It took the Pirates a mere 70 seconds to find the endzone as Daniel hooked up with senior Joey Wilson  for an eight yard touchdown pass with 42.8 seconds left in the half. Daniel found the endzone for the two point conversion to give the Pirates the 22-14 advantage prior to the halftime break.
And the Pirates never looked back.
Charlestown took a mere five plays to find paydirt to begin the third period as Daniel rambled 39 yards to the endzone at the 9:36 mark. Daniel then hooked up with Wilson for the two point conversion for the 30-14 Pirate advantage.
Daniel would find the endzone one more time in the quarter as he dove from two yards out to the goal line at the 3:16 mark. Daniel then ran in the two point conversion for the 38-14 Pirate lead to end the third quarter of play.
The Pirates would end the scoring for the night as sophomore Tyler Odle found some daylight and sprinted 75 yards to the goal line. The extra point attempt failed at the 9:42 mark in the ballgame.
Charlestown recorded the 44-14 Mid Southern Conference win over the home-standing Generals of Clarksville.
“Aaron (Daniel) stepped up his play tonight. Our fullback Ethan Bowen stepped up tonight and blocked really well. Our offensive line blocked really well tonight,” stated Pirate head coach Jason Hawkins. “Our defense played really well tonight, especially in that second half.”
Charlestown will travel to Mid Southern Conference foe the Eastern Musketeers this Friday night. The kick-off is set for 7 p.m.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 September 2010 13:27
 
Old Settler’s Day dinner September 11 PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 00:00

On checking information at the Steven Museum, they have found records that the first Old Settler’s Days started October 1875 with many citizens meeting for stories of olden times. They came from everywhere, bringing their food for the meal and plans to have an enjoyable time together.
Now approximately 135 years later, they are again getting together to celebrate Old Settler’s Day with a meal catered by LaDonna Mitchell of Country Cookin on September 11 at 6 p.m., in the Assembly Room of the Museum which is handicap accessible.
The program will be by Cecil Smith, Stationmaster of The Depot. He will be speaking of “Newspaper Days.”
Reservations are required by September 7, with a cost of  $12 per meal.
For more information call 883-6495 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 September 2010 14:13
 
Erin Tyler represents Washington County proudly PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 00:00

Miss Washington County 2010, Erin Tyler represented Washington County  proudly and brought home first runner-up to the Queen in this year Indiana State Fair Pageant held over a three day period ending August 22.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 September 2010 14:15
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North Harrison cross country results PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 September 2010 00:00

The North Harrison High School 12th ranked boy’s cross country team earned its ranking with another outstanding performance at a very competitive 13-team meet against other ranked teams on Aug. 28.
The Cougars scored 53 points and had a pack time of 1:05.
They won the 28th Annual Columbus East Kick-Off Invitational for the first time since competing in the event for several years.
Johnnie Guy had an excellent race and placed second overall with a time of 16:50. Jonathon Reynolds  placed fifth overall with a time of 17:11, Ryan Foster placed 10th with a time of 17:26, Josh Guy placed 16th with a time of 17:45, Kyle Chesser placed 20th overall with a PR time of 17:55, and Cody Morgan placed 55th with a time of 19:29.
The JV boy’s ran very well in their race coming in sixth place as a team with a pack time of 2:54. Jason Head finished in 16th place with a PR time of 19:50, Wesley Wiseheart placed 39th with a time of 21:21, Wesley Haub placed 45th with a time of 22:06, Ben Wellner placed 50th with a time of 22:19, Conrae Johannes placed 52nd with a PR time of 22:46, while Aaron Lett placed 61st and ran the race in 23:11.
North Harrison’s girls’ team ran well also in the JV race coming in fourth place with a score of 104 points and a pack time of 2:00.
Freshman Shelby Lindsey led the girls finishing in 17th place with a PR time of 25:34 (she also received honors as one the top 20 freshman of the day), Sydney Taylor finished in 20th place with a time of 25:38, Jenna Waiz finished in 27th place with a time of 26:25, Mikayla Gaines finished in 35th place with a PR time of 27:21, Abbey Stone finished in 42nd place with a time of 27:34, Olivia Davis placed 43rd  with a time of 27:35, Allison Walls finished in 49th place with a PR time of 32:03, and Brittney Voyles finished in 50th place with a PR time of 34:36.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 September 2010 14:18
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Lisa Nale signs contract, board must approve changes PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 00:00

Borden Junior/Senior High School Principal Lisa Nale has signed a contract agreement with West Clark Schools and is expected to return to work following a 90-day suspension which will expire Oct. 6.

The only thing standing in the way is a special board meeting Thursday (Sept. 2) at 1 p.m.

West Clark Superintendent Monty Schneider said there were some changes in the wording of the contract and he want the board to see it one more time before it is official.

Should the board accept the contract, it will end a saga that began back in June when Nale was pulled over for suspicion of Operating While Intoxicated.

She later pled guilty to a charge of reckless driving.

The board decided not to terminate Nale, but did make a contract amendment with nine stipulations, some of which Nale and others in the community thought were unfair.

Nale didn't signed the contract and the two sides seemed far from an agreement, but at a special board meeting held Aug. 26, the board agreed to lighten the stipulations and make the language in the contract clearer.

The new stipulations include a 90-day suspension dating back to the day after Nale’s arrest, June 25.

A zero tolerance policy through the remainder of Nale’s contract, which is set to expire on June 30, 2011.


Nale must also submit to random, drug tests and she isn’t allowed to be in bars and undergo a counseling assesment.

Schneider said after the board's Aug. 12 meeting that they went through so much trouble because of the asset they feel Nale brings to the school.

"If she wasn't a great principal, we wouldn't even be talking about this," he said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 September 2010 14:02
 
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