100 Year Wrap Up and White Out Hosting Salem TONIGHT

100thWhiteOutThe Charlestown Pirate Basketball team will host Salem in a critical MSC Showdown tonight in the CHS Sports Arena.  The Junior Varsity game will tip at 6:00 pm with the Varsity following at approximately 7:30 pm.  The game has been designated as a “White Out” game, so come support the Pirates, sporting your white attire.

Tonight’s game versus Salem also wraps up the season long celebration of the 100th Year of Charlestown Pirate Basketball.  Copies of “Centennial Basketball”, the official book chronicling the hundred years of Pirate Basketball will be on sale at tonight’s game; while its author Chuck Ledbetter, Sr., will also be available to autograph your copy.  All copies of “Centennial Basketball” are $25.00 each, with all proceeds of book sales to benefit CHS Athletics.  Just prior to the tip of the varsity game, all former and current CHS Basketball Players will be recognized as part of the conclusion of the 100th Year of Charlestown Pirate Basketball.

During the Varsity game halftime period, CHS Athletics will honor and recognize the Jonathan Jennings and Pleasant Ridge Elementary Basketball teams and cheer squads; and the Element Elite Tumbling and Cheer teams will perform between the JV and Varsity games.

Lady Pirates Top Braves – Advance to Championship

ErinKimbrellThe Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team won their fifth straight game while defeating conference rival Brownstown in Friday’s Sectional Semi-Final at Corydon High School.  The victory advances Charlestown to Saturday’s Sectional Championship game versus North Harrison, set to tip at 7:00 pm at Corydon High School.  Generally it is difficult to defeat the same basketball team twice in one season; especially when the first contest was a close victory as the Lady Pirates did against Salem and Brownstown last month.  Charlestown has shown had it can be done, dispatching Salem Wednesday evening in the Sectional and again Friday night against Brownstown, 54-45.

The Lady Pirates trailed the majority of the first half, but remained in striking distance to a 23-22 halftime advantage.  The second half showed that Charlestown recognized what was keeping them in the game during the first half, and stuck with it.  The Lady Pirates surged ahead three times, generally maintaining a two possession game until the final minutes when Brownstown was forced to foul and Charlestown to hit free throws sealing the deal.

Charlestown was led in scoring by Junior Samantha Matthews, who led all scorers with twenty-one.  Junior Erin Kimbrell took command of the situation with about four minutes remaining when Matthews got hit with her foul foul, slowing her pace a bit.  Kimbrell asked for the ball, hustled to the ball and drove the lane drawing tough fouls to give the Lady Braves to much to handle.  Kimbrell finished the game logging 11 points and was named the Coyle Chevy, GMC, Buick and Coyle Nissan Player of the Game by Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting.  Junior Gabi Gagnon also stepped up for the Lady Pirates, adding nine points and some crucial assists to improve Lady Pirate momentum.

Charlestown will now face Class 3A #1 North Harrison in Saturday’s Corydon Sectional Championship Game.  Come out Pirate Nation and help support the Lady Pirates as they play not only the program’s 11th sectional title, but also the right to play at home for the Regional round next Saturday.  Fans who absolutely can’t make it to Saturday’s game can listen to live Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting coverage beginning at 6:30 pm at www.CPPSB.com or via the CPPSB app on smart phones or mobile devices.

Annual Pirate Baseball Chili Supper & Auction Feb 18th

The annual Charlestown Pirate Baseball Chili Supper & Auction, to benefit the Pirate Baseball program, will be held Saturday, February 18th at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.  Pleasant Ridge Church is located at 301 Gospel Road, just two blocks from Hwy. 403 in Charlestown.  The event will kick-off at 5:30 pm with a bowl of chili, dessert and drink for $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children (10 and under).  $1 Hot Dogs will also be available.  Chili Supper tickets will be sold in advance and at the door on February 18th.  After your chili dinner, take your chances on any of the auction items available for bid; as the live auction is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm the same night.  All proceeds from this event benefit the Charlestown High School Pirate Baseball program.  Auction items donations are welcome, as well as any questions, just contact CHS Head Baseball Coach Ricky Romans at 502-641-2883.

Football Pirates Lawler & Phillips Announce College Intent

Group1Charlestown Pirate Football Senior standouts Brendan Lawler and Shane Phillips gathered with family and Charlestown High School Administrators Wednesday to officially announce their intent to accept preferred offers from the University of Indianapolis Football program.  Indianapolis Greyhound football program has dominated their Division II athletic conference (GLIAC) over the past six years, winning it outright four times with a overall record of 30-1.  Brendan Lawler, as starting quarterback for the Pirates over the past two seasons; compiled 2,193 passing yards (including 26 touchdowns), and 1,698 rushing yards (including 19 more touchdowns) while leading the offense to a 16-5 overall record since 2015.  Shane Phillips, after two years on the Pirate Defensive Line, moved to the Offensive Line at the center position for the Pirates during his Senior season.  While in the trenches, Phillips still recorded 30 tackles (15 of those Solo Tackles), two sacks and a very memorable fumble recovery at Silver Creek in 2015.

Shown above with Lawler (left seated) are his parents Brad Lawler and Cassondra Ross; and Phillips (right seated) parents Annette and Chris Phillips, grandmother Sonja Kendrick, and brother Austin Phillips.  Charlestown HS Principal Mark Laughner, Athletic Director Chad Gilbert, and Head Football Coach Jason Hawkins (left to right standing rear-center) all attended the announcement in support of Lawler and Phillips.

Lawler and Phillips both commented on the academic benefits at the University of Indianapolis; including high graduation rates, internships, and job placement, as being very attractive to them….besides having a winning football program.  Lawler offered this advise to student athletes coming up behind him, “Don’t take anything for granted and cherish every moment (of high school)”.  Lawler further noted his appreciation to the support and drive of his parents, coaches, family and friends as key motivators during his high school career.

Phillips’ advice to upcoming student athletes wanting to play at the next level was:  “talk to everyone you can (get advice and guidance), use it toward personal goals.”  Phillips also obviously appreciates the family and friends support he has had during high school.

Pirate Nation congratulates “Pirates for Life” Brendan Lawler and Shane Phillips on moving forward with academic and athletic plans at the college level.  Best of luck after high school, academically and athletically.

Lady Pirates Advance to Sectional Semi-Final

threeLadyPirates2017The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team opened Class 3A Sectional #30 play Wednesday evening, out lasting scoring surges by senior-laden Salem, for a 55-51 victory.  Charlestown will now face Brownstown in Friday’s 7:30 pm tip Sectional Semi-Final.  Brownstown defeated Scottsburg Wednesday evening, to earn their Semi-Final bid.  The Lady Pirates defeated the Lady Braves on January 7th by one point after two overtimes.  A nip and tuck first half found the Lady Pirates leading Salem 27-19 at halftime Wednesday evening.  Charlestown fought off turnovers the entire game, provoked by an active Lady Lion defense; however the Lady Pirates shot over 90 percent from the free throw line to keep them in the game.  Charlestown outscored Salem 10-0 to open the second half, but then allowed the Lions to surge back and take a two point led in the third.  Despite a loosely called game in the first half, players were caught off guard in the second when officiating foul calling tighten.  Salem’s game plan became complicated with foul trouble, but stayed within striking distance until the final minute of the game when free throws iced it for Charlestown.  The Lady Pirates were led in scoring by Junior Samantha Matthews, who finished the game with 22 points; and Freshman Peyton Crace added nine.  Freshman Karston Watson came up with big plays at late in the game while also scoring eight points respectively.  Matthews and Watson were named the Coyle Chevy, Buick, GMC and Coyle Nissan Players of the Game by Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting.  Listen to the game broadcast archive at www.CPPSB.com anytime.  Pirate Pride Sport Broadcasting will cover Friday’s Charlestown-Brownstown semi-final game live from Sectional #30 host Corydon High School; however a large crowd cheering the Lady Pirates on was missed Wednesday night, and preferred the rest of the way.  Charlestown-Brownstown is Friday’s second Semi-Final game, as Corydon and North Harrison will tip at 6:00 pm in the first Semi-Final matchup.

Lady Pirates Begin Sectional Play Wednesday

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team will begin Class 3A Sectional #30 play in the 42nd Annual State Tournament, Wednesday evening February 1st at Corydon High School.  The Lady Pirates (13-10) will take on Salem Wednesday evening at approximately 7:30 pm; or twenty minutes after the conclusion of the 6pm tip game between Brownstown and Scottsburg.  The winner of Charlestown vs. Salem will face the winner of the Brownstown vs. Scottsburg game Friday night in the 7:30 pm Sectional Semi-Final.  Charlestown defeated Salem (14-10) at home on January 19th, 57-52; so all indications is that Wednesday’s game should be a good match-up.  Sectional single night tickets are $6.00 each while all session tickets are $10.00 each.

If you absolutely can’t make it to the game, Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting will cover Charlestown’s play in the girls sectional live from Corydon High School beginning at 7:15 pm Wednesday evening.  Listen on-line at www.CPPSB.com or on the free CPPSB app on your mobile device.  Join CPPSB in wishing our Lady Pirates all the best in Sectional play and be there Wednesday evening to help cheer them on to Friday’s Semi-Final round.

Homecoming Ticket Special for CHS Students Announced

The Charlestown High School Athletic Office has announced a special ticket offer for CHS students wanting to attend Homecoming basketball games this week.  Ticket sales will be conducted at CHS Thursday during first and second lunch.

Students will have the opportunity to buy a five ($5) dollar ticket that will allow them to attend all 3 home basketball games this week.

Again, tickets will only be sold during 1st and 2nd lunches…this special will not be available at the door on any of the 3 nights. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Don’t miss this opportunity to support CHS during homecoming.

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