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Chad Gilbert Named to Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary Team

ADChadGilbertEighteen men have been named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2016 Silver Anniversary Team, based on outstanding accomplishments as a senior basketball player 25 years ago.

The team includes 13 members of the 1991 Indiana All-Star squad.  Five other all-state players are included to recognize the top of Indiana’s high school class of 1991.

1991 Indiana All-Stars include Mr. Basketball Glenn Robinson, Alan Henderson, Daimon Beathea, Brandon Brantley, Brian Evans, Andy Elkins, Marlon Fleming, Jeff Massey, LaMar Morton, Steve Nicodemus, Andre Owens, LaSalle Thompson and Chris Wilburn.

The remaining five, named to various all-state teams are: Lance Barker, Tony Etchison, Jerry Freshwater, Chad Gilbert (Charlestown) and Jason Williams.

Charlestown’s Chad Gilbert, a three-year varsity starter scored 1,392 career points and averaged 26.9 points and 8.8 rebounds a game as a senior.  Gilbert led Charlestown to two Holiday Tournaments, one conference and sectional championship title, and also led 1990 team to best record in school history (21-3).  Gilbert was named the 1991 Conference Player of the Year, was a McDonald’s All-American nominee, and named twice to the Holiday Tournament all-tourney team.  Additionally, Gilbert was named the 1991 Holiday Tourney MVP and 1st team all-state by Louisville Courier-Journal, was also featured on the cover of Hoosier Basketball magazine 1991, and currently holds assist and free throw records at Charlestown.  Gilbert played two seasons at Indiana State University and two at the University of Southern Indiana.  He is a 2011 inductee into the USI Athletic Hall of Fame, put up most career points (1,011) and rebounds (506) by any two-year player in school history on teams that were 54-8 and won 1995 NCAA Division II National Championship. Gilbert went on to coach, with 264 wins and 51 losses during 13 seasons as head coach at Jeffersonville High School (both girls and boys); earning multiple Coach of the Year awards, his teams collected nine Conference titles, eight sectionals, five Elite Eight appearances and crowned 2011 4A girls state champions.  Gilbert has been the Athletic Director at his alma mater, Charlestown, since 2013 and is married with one son.

All Mens Silver Anniversary Team members will be honored at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s Annual Men’s Banquet on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

A midday reception, free and open to the public, will be held at the Hall of Fame museum in New Castle.  The evening banquet will take place at the Primo Banquet Hall, which is located on the south side of Indianapolis.

Reservation forms will be made available in early 2016, or tickets can be reserved now through the Hall’s website at Call the Hall at 765-529-1891 or email for more information.

Its Hardwood Hysteria Time Pirate Nation

-Just a reminder Pirate Nation, the Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team will be traveling to Silver Creek tomorrow night, Wednesday, November 18th, for a JV and Varsity conference match-up.  The JV will begin at 6:00 pm with the varsity to follow.
-Next Tuesday, November 24th, is PACK THE HOUSE NIGHT!  The Charlestown High School Athletic Department will be hosting a Pack the House Night for the Pirate and Lady Pirate Doubleheader against New Washington.  We have a lot of events planned for that night so make sure we get enough people out to pack the entire stands at Charlestown!!

Support CMS Cheer By Ordering Your Pirate Window Decal

cmsDecalsThe Charlestown Middle School Cheerleaders, through the Charlestown Middle School PTO, is taking orders for the laminated window decals shown above.  These commercial grade decals are weather resistant, removable and reusable without leaving a sticky residue behind.  All three designs are $5.00 each and measure approximately 4 inches in diameter (the megaphone deal dimensions are 2″ x 7″).  All proceeds will go to purchasing new practice mats for the Charlestown Middle School Cheerleaders.  CLICK HERE to download an order form…..HOWEVER HURRY, ORDERS AND PAYMENT MUST BE SUBMITTED BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 28TH AS DIRECTED ON THE ORDER FORM.

Lady Pirates Cooking Up Football Tailgating

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball program will be hosting the Pre-Game Tailgating Grille before every home football game this season.  The Grille will operate from 5pm to 7pm prior to each 2015 Pirate Football home contest, and selling Ribeyes, Angus Burgers, Smoked Sausages, Brats, Chips and Drinks.  Support Lady Pirate Basketball while taking care of your hunger pains just before home Pirate Football games.

CHS Season Tickets Now On Sale

The Charlestown HS Athletic Department has announced All-Sport Season Passes (season tickets) are now on-sale daily (Monday-Friday) between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm in the Student Services Center on campus.  Adult All-Sport passes are $70.00 each, Senior Citizen (55 and over) passes are $50.00 each, and Student passes (K-12) are $30.00 each.  Ten event punch-passes will also once again be available for a cost of $35.00.  Punch-passes can be used for any regular season home sporting event, can be rolled over to the next school year, and can be used by anyone.  For more information, call the CHS Athletic Department at 812-256-3328 or email Athletic Director Chad Gilbert at

3rd Annual Back to School Student Athlete Meeting THURSDAY

Charlestown High School Athletic Director Chad Gilbert would like to announce this year’s Back to School Student Athlete Meeting to be held on Thursday, August 6th, at 6:30 in the CHS Sports Arena.

The Back to School Student Athlete Meeting is for all parents and their student athletes who plan on participating in a CHS sport during this 2015-16 school year.

Coach Gilbert will address the crowd about the upcoming year at 6:30 pm; afterward, each Fall Sport will split up to an area for that sport’s specific parent meeting.

Winter and Spring Sport Coaches will be in attendance as well; and will use the opportunity to get a head start on preparing parents and student athletes on their upcoming seasons.

Pirate Pride executive officers will also be present to update parents and student athletes on booster club news and information.

The CHS Athletic Staff looks forward to seeing All CHS Student Athletes and their Parents at the third annual Back to School Student Athlete Meeting, Thursday, August 6th in the CHS Sports Arena.

Low Cost Sports Physicals Available June 8th

Charlestown Primary Care has once again agreed to provide low cost Sports Physicals to Pirate Nation Athletes in preparation for the up-coming 2015-16 school year.  These Sports Physicals are for any Charlestown High School or Charlestown Middle School students (including incoming 6th graders) who are planning on trying out for or participating in any school sport for the upcoming school year.

All Sport Physicals will be performed at Charlestown High School, on the evening of Monday, June 8th, between the hours of 6 and 7 pm.  Each sports physical will be $20 cash (no exceptions), and each student must arrive with a completed IHSAA Physical Form, including parent and student signatures where required.  CLICK HERE to download and print the CHS Athlete Packet, including the correct IHSAA Physical Form.

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All Sports Physicals will be performed by doctors and nurses of Charlestown Primary Care, with all proceeds being donated back to the school athletic department.

Reminder no student is allowed to participate in athletics at Charlestown High school without the attached packet completed and on file in the CHS Athletic Office.  Thank you to Charlestown Primary Care for providing this service to Pirate Nation once again this year.

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