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 Current 2017 Record: 0 wins – 1 loss (0-1 MSC)


Current JV RECORD: 1 win – 0 loss (1-0 MSC)



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Throughout the fall sports season, Baptist Health Floyd Sports Medicine physicians will offer evaluation and treatment of athletes with sports-related injuries at a Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic.

SATURDAYS, AUGUST 19 THROUGH OCTOBER 28; 7:30 a.m. • Must be signed in by 8 a.m.; at the Baptist...Read More »

Annual Blue-White Football Scrimmage this Friday

The Annual Pirate Football Blue-White Scrimmage will be held this Friday, August 4th on Dutch Reis Field, at Charlestown HS!  Watch ALL PIRATE FOOTBALL TEAMS Scrimmage, from Charlestown Little Pirate Football, to Charlestown Middle School Pirate Football, and of course…Charlestown High School Pirate Football!!!! Admission is $2.00...Read More »

Golf Scramble to Benefit Pirate Football Sunday July 30th


Charlestown High School Pirate Football will be hosting their annual benefit golf scramble on Sunday, July 30th, at the Wooded View Golf Course in Clarksville, Indiana.  The scramble tee off time is scheduled for 8:30 am; at a cost of $300 per team.  Lunch will...Read More »

Woolridge Headed North to Play Tiger Football

Pirate Football Senior Simon Woolridge recently met with family, coaches and school administrators to accept and sign a letter of intent to attend and play college football at Olivet Nazarene University in northern Illinois next year.  Woolridge played three years of varsity Pirate Football, finishing with 146...Read More »

Football Pirates Lawler & Phillips Announce College Intent

Charlestown 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)...Read More »

Pirate Football Merchandise on Sale Friday Off-Site

Don’t miss your opportunity to pick-up Pirate Football merchandise for sectional football play!!  The Pirate Football program will be selling your favorite Charlestown Football t-shirt, starting at just $5.00 each, or other items including a ball cap or visor.  Youth medium and large are available along with...Read More »

Pirate Football is the WLKY Team of the Week Again

The WLKY Channel 32 Sports crew will visit Charlestown High School Tuesday to recognize the Pirate Football team as their High School Team of the Week once again.  The Pirates are 8-1, averaging over 47 points per game, and begin Class 3A Sectional #31 play this Friday...Read More »

Pirate Football to Host North Harrison to Open Sectional

The IHSAA conducted its blind draw to determine the Sectional first round match-ups in the annual Indiana HS Football State Tournament Sunday evening.  The Charlestown Pirates (6-1) will host North Harrison (5-2) in the lower bracket, to open Class 3A Sectional #31 play on Friday, October 21st...Read More »

Pirates Rally to Beat Lions on the Road

Pirate Football had to come from behind in the second half; after trailing hosts Salem 24-22 at the half, to defeat the Lions 36-31 in conference play.  The game played back and forth, neither team able to successfully stop the offense of the other.  Pirate penalties and turnovers  kept Salem...Read More »

Fall Sport Post Season Play Approaching

The 2016 regular seasons of fall sports are beginning to wind down and prepare for post season state tourney play, here are the dates you need to know in advance as details of all post season play will be posted on www.PiratePride.BLUE when official:

Pirate and Lady Pirate Soccer will...Read More »

Pirate Broadcasters Pledge Donations for Touchdowns

The Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting Football crew, in support of the 2016 Touchdowns Against Cancer national program, has pledged to personally donate $5.00 each, every time the Charlestown Pirates score a varsity game time touchdown between September 16th and October 1st, 2016 (during contests against Silver...Read More »

Big Slate of Events for Friday Night Pirate Football

Pirate fans, don’t miss a minute of Friday’s slate of events in conjunction with the big MSC match-up against the Silver Creek Dragons in the BONE YARD.  Charlestown leads the young series with Creek five game to nil.  The Pirates are averaging nearly nine yards of total...Read More »

It's Homecoming Week, Annual Parade Thursday

Indiana’s longest running high school football Homecoming Parade will be held Thursday, September 8th beginning at 5:00 pm from the south parking lot of the Charlestown High School. The parade route will include traveling south on Monroe from the high school, then west on Main Street before stopping on the...Read More »

Pirate Football v Brownstown PreGame Activities Huge


The Bone Yard will be buzzing with activity Friday Night, starting at 4:00 pm and leading up to the huge MSC Clash between Charlestown and Brownstown.  WHAS TV 11’s HS Game Time Live, delivered by Papa Johns Pizza, will be at the CHS Bone Yard filming their...Read More »

Pirate Football Weekend News & Notes

Charlestown Pirate Football opened their regular season on the road at Madison last Friday evening.  The game also marked the end of a 34 year series with the Cubs, which Charlestown dominated to a 21-13 advantage.  Next season, Scottsburg is added to the Mid-Southern Conference varsity football.  The Pirates muddled...Read More »

Time to Vote Pirate Nation-Bring HS Game Time to CHS

WHAS TV 11 out of Louisville, delivered by Papa Johns Pizza, is taking the HS Gametime Show LIVE on the road, and they are using a website poll to decide what school to visit next Friday.  Currently the Brownstown at Charlestown...Read More »

Pirate Football Opens at Madison, JV Moved to Madison

The Charlestown High School Pirate Football program will begin its 45th season this Friday, on the road, against the Madison Cubs.  The game will mark the end of the 34 year series with Madison; as next season statewide and conference schedule realignment will make room for Scottsburg to play varsity...Read More »

Pirate Football Record Holders to be Honored

Charlestown Pirate Football will be recognizing current football school record holders on the evening of Friday, August 26th; during the varsity home football game hosting MSC rival Brownstown.  Pirate Football school record holder honorees attending should sign in at the Dutch Reis Field pass gate and meet...Read More »

CHS Fall Sports Practice / Try-outs Begin MONDAY

Reminder that all athletes must have a physical on file while also passing 70% of their classes in order to be eligible for athletic participation at Charlestown High School.  All Transfer students must fill out a Transfer form in the athletic office.

Volleyball begins Monday at CHS from 3:30p – 5:30p,...Read More »

PreSeason Football Announcements

Due to on-going field reconditioning efforts at Charlestown High School’s Dutch Reis Field, the Annual Blue-White Scrimmage has been CANCELED this season and the annual August 12th scrimmage with Floyd Central has been moved to Floyd Central High School with a 6:00 pm start time.  Tentatively, and also as a result...Read More »


Charlestown Pirate Football solidified their offensive groove Friday night in the Bone Yard, hosting #2 Heritage Hills (8-2) in the Class 3A Sectional #31 opener.  Despite unorganized officiating, the Pirates fought through ten penalties and a couple bouts of cramps to rally from a 24-7 third quarter deficit to...Read More »

Pirate Football Announces Friday Afternoon Merchandise Sales

Don’t miss your chance this Friday to pick up your favorite Charlestown Football T-Shirt or Hat to support the football team during their state play-off run. There will be cotton t-shirts for $5.00, climate control shirts for $10.00, blankets $20.00, spirit towels $5.00, and ball caps for $20.00. Sizes are...Read More »

Pirate Football to Host Heritage Hills to Open Sectional

The IHSAA conducted its blind draw to determine the Sectional first round match-ups in the annual Indiana HS Football State Tournament Sunday evening.  The Charlestown Pirates (6-2) will host Heritage Hills (7-1) in the lower bracket, to open Class 3A Sectional #30 play on Friday, October 23rd at 8:00 PM...Read More »

Pirates Unstoppable in 56-19 Win Over Corydon

Not rain, nor gusting winds, nor ankle deep forty degree mud, nor visiting Panthers could slow the Pirates Friday night, hosting the Corydon (4-3 & 3-2 MSC) in the Bone Yard.  The Pirates racked up 458 yards of offensive Friday night, while holding the highly touted Corydon tandem of...Read More »

JV Football Tops Brownstown 19-8

Charlestown JV Football hosted their Brownstown Braves counterparts Monday evening at Dutch Reis Field.  After spotting the visiting Braves an 8-0 lead, the defense shored things up and the offense got going as well to come back and win 19-8.  Offensively, carries were split between Nathan Thomas, Amado Gomez, and...Read More »

Tate Boley Sets New School Punt Return Record

Congratulations to Tate “T8” Boley! During Charlestown Pirate Football’s 31-30 season opener win over Madison, “T8” received a Madison punt and returned it for a 90 yard Touchdown; setting a New Charlestown High School Football Record for the Longest Punt Return for a Touchdown. The previous record (85 yards TD...Read More »

JV Pirate Football Thumps Madison 33-0

Charlestown Pirate JV Football traveled to Madison Saturday morning and put a 33-0 thumping on Madison using a “great team effort in every aspect of the game”, commented Assistant Coach David Daniel.  The game marked the team’s season opener, and set well with the coaching staff……”Very proud of all of...Read More »

2015 Pirate Football Season Preview Show Online

Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting, in cooperation with Ctown.TV, present the seventh annual Pirate Football Season Preview Show.  The video show was recorded preceding this year’s Blue-White Scrimmage on the campus of Charlestown High School and features Pirate Football Head Coach Jason Hawkins; as well as Assistant Coaches Chris...Read More »

New Scheme Blue-White Football Scrimmage Next Friday


The Annual Pirate Football Blue-White Scrimmage will be held next Friday, August 7th on Dutch Reis Field…..with a new twist!  A “Total Team REVIEW” Pirate Football Friday Night Lights Opener.  Watch ALL PIRATE FOOTBALL TEAMS Scrimmage, from Charlestown Little Pirate Football, to Charlestown Middle School Pirate Football, and of...Read More »

Open Letter to Pirate Nation from Coach Hawkins


I would like to thank Dr. Melin, GCCS School Board, Mr. Laughner, Mr. Gilbert and the hiring committee for giving me this opportunity. Being away last year made me realize how much I love Charlestown: the community, the schools, the kids, and most of all, the football program. Charlestown...Read More »

Chester Signs to Play Football for Manchester Spartans

Charlestown Pirate Football Senior Quarterback Tristan Chester gathered with school officials and his family Wednesday to formally sign to play football for the Manchester University Spartans.  Manchester University is located in north central Indiana; whose football program plays in the Heartland Athletic Conference of NCAA III competition.  Tristan (seated...Read More »

Pirate Football Middle School Camp Announced

Charlestown High School Pirate Football Head Coach Darin Ward has announced the scheduling of a Middle School Football Camp.  The camp will take place at the Charlestown Middle School and will be designated for interested future Pirate Football players currently enrolled in 6th, 7th and 8th grades.  This football...Read More »

IHSAA Announces New Sectional Alignments for the next Two Seasons

The Indiana High School Athletic Association announced the new sectional alignments for Basketball, Football, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball and Soccer Monday.  The new alignment will be used for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school year athletic seasons.  Charlestown remains in Class 3A and generally in the same sectionals as currently assigned; with...Read More »

Eli Daniel to Play in North-South All Star Football Game

The Indiana Football Coaches Association has announced the rosters for this year’s annual Indiana High School Football North-South All-Star Football Game; and Senior Pirate Football standout Eli Daniel has been named to the South roster.  Eli becomes only the fifth Pirate Football player to be selected and play in...Read More »

Johnson Named All-State, Daniel & Fetz Honorable Mention

The Charlestown High School Athletic Department would like to announce and congratulate Senior Cody Johnson, Senior Eli Daniel, and Junior Quiton Fetz for recent recognition for their performance on the 2014 Pirate Football Sectional Championship team.  Cody Johnson has been named to the 2014 AP Class 3A All-State Football...Read More »

Football Sectional Champs Honored Tuesday

The Charlestown High School Athletic Department will be recognizing and honoring the 2014 Pirate Football Sectional Championship team before Tuesday’s home Pirate Basketball game versus Silver Creek.

All 2014 Pirate Football players, managers, and coaches will be admitted free and should report to the home court level tunnel at the 10...Read More »

Pirates Fall to Heritage Hills 28-7 in Regional

Charlestown Pirate Football closes a great season with a 28-7 loss to Heritage Hills in the Regional Final.  Final record 10-3, but collects program’s fifth Sectional Championship!  The Senior class becomes the winningest group of Football Players in Charlestown history.

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Pirate Football Game Day Merchandise Sales

Sectional Champ short sleeve T-shirts in youth medium through adult 4X will be available for $10.00 and long sleeve t-shirts in adult small through adults extra-large will be available for $15.00.
Don’t miss your chance this Friday afternoon to pick up your favorite Charlestown Football T-Shirt or Hoodie to support...Read More »

Pirate Football Wins their 5th Sectional Championship

The series record between the Pirates and the Cougars didn’t mean much Friday night; neither did the fact that Charlestown had won the past ten meetings.  What did matter, throughout the majority of the game, and well into the fourth, was who was gonna stop who running the ball....Read More »

Charlestown is the Playbook Team of the Week

Set your DVR’s tonight for the WLKY Channel 32 six o’clock newscast (since you’ll be at the Bon Fire Pep Rally); and see the Pirate Football team take the High School Playbook School of the Week trophy, again.  Congrats to the Pirates…….Beat the Cougars….Win Sectional!

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Bon Fire Pep Rally Thursday

The Pirate Football parents will host a Bon Fire Pep Rally Thursday evening in advance of Pirate Football’s Friday night Sectional Championship Game at North Harrison; and the Cheerleader’s State Finals competition Saturday.  The festivities Thursday evening will begin at 6:00 pm, on the lot at the corner of Level...Read More »

CPPSB Highlight Video of Friday's Football Sectional Win

The following video was produced by Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting, in celebration of the upset victory over the Brownstown Braves in the State Tournament Semi-Final Round.

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Charlestown Upsets #2 Brownstown 27-16

Class 3A Football Sectional #31 Semi-Final:  Charlestown trailed Brownstown (10-1) 16-6 at halftime and outscored the Braves 21-0 in the second half to advance to their fourth Sectional Championship game in the last five years.  Charlestown (9-2) will travel to North Harrison (4-6) for the title game next Friday....Read More »

Friday Sales & Specials of Pirate Football Game Day Merchandise

Don’t miss your chance this Friday afternoon to pick up your favorite Charlestown Football T-Shirt or Hoodie to support the football team during their state play-off run. There will be cotton t-shirts for $5.00-$10.00, climate control shirts from $15.00, blankets $15.00, spirit towels two for $5.00, black all-weather hooded sweatshirts...Read More »

Pirate Football Advances to Sectional Semi-Final

Charlestown Pirate Football (8-2) defeated Corydon (6-4) in the first round of the Class 3A Sectional #31 Friday night.  Charlestown scored first on a 3 yard Gaddie touchdown run late in the first quarter.  Garrett Woods then threw the conversion to Eli Daniel to take a 8-0 lead, which carried...Read More »

Football Announces Friday Sales/Specials on Merchandise

Don’t miss your chance this Friday afternoon to pick up your favorite Charlestown Pirate Football T-Shirt or Hoodie to support the football team during their state play-off run. There will be cotton t-shirts for $5.00-$10.00, climate control shirts from $15.00-$20.00, blankets $20.00, spirit towels two for $5.00, black all-weather hooded...Read More »

Pirates Prime Their Offense Against the Musketeers, 61-7

The Pirate Football team finished their 2014 regular season on the road in Pekin, versus MSC foe, Eastern High.  Charlestown compiled 546 total yards of offense, 421 of which courtesy of the ground game; compared to the host’s 119 total.  The Pirates jumped out to a 21 point lead...Read More »

Pirate Football to Host Corydon in Sectional

The IHSAA conducted its blind draw to determine the Sectional first round match-ups in the annual Indiana HS Football State Tournament Sunday evening.  The Charlestown Pirates, who have played in the Sectional title game in three out of the last four years, will host Corydon to open Class 3A Sectional #30...Read More »

Fall Sport Sectional Information

Pirate Nation several fall sports are preparing for Sectional play, and so should you….here the 411 you need to know.  Boys Tennis and Girls Golf Sectional play has ended, and unfortunately Charlestown teams did not advance.

Pirate Soccer will be begin Sectional #27 play at Columbus East High School on Wednesday,...Read More »

Pirates Ganged Up On, but Survive at Corydon 13-6

Charlestown has gotten the best of Corydon over their eleven football meetings, 9-2 counting Friday nights win; however sometimes the vacuum of outside forces ruins a good rivalry game, like Friday night at Corydon.  The Pirates were penalized eleven times, totaling 125 yards; while Corydon was penalized eight times...Read More »

Hopson & Parker Enter CHS Recordbook

Pirate Football’s Senior wide receiver Cameron Hopson and Pirate Cross Country’s Sophomore runner Seth Parker; both after big performances over the past two weeks, have earned spots in the Charlestown High School Recordbook.

Parker, while running a personal best time of 18:11 in Tuesday’s New Washingtion Invitational, landed on the CHS...Read More »

Chester Sets New Passing Record vs Salem

Senior Quarterback Tristan Chester was put to test last Friday night, when the Salem Lions felt content to concentrate on stopping the Pirate rushing game.  Recognizing the situation, the Pirates took advantage by giving Chester plenty of passing plays to exercise his throwing arm……and exercise he did.  Not only...Read More »

Pirates' Air Attack Too Much For Salem

Charlestown played spoiler to Salem’s homecoming Friday Night, improving their all-time series with the Lions to 25-21 with a 40-8 romp.  The Pirates (5-1 & 4-1 MSC), and again without leading tailback Antonyo Gaddie (healing a toe injury), switched to a very effective passing attack when Salem’s plan revealed...Read More »

JV Pirate Football Tops Dragons 7-3

Monday evening, the Charlestown JV Pirate Football (4-1 & 3-1 MSC) team made the short trip down Highway 403 for their turn at the Dragons of Silver Creek.  Silver Creek got on the board first, successfully kicking a 25 yard field goal to cap their first drive of the game....Read More »

Boley and Pirates Get it Done, 46-20 over Creek

All the drama, all the hype, all for a regular season game?  If it doesn’t make sense, you’re just not familiar with Pirate Football, especially since certain coaching moves occurred earlier this year.  The game, when the final score lite up the scoreboard, had been decided by the players...Read More »

Vote QB Chester TD Friday Night Player of the Week

Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting encourages all of Pirate Nation to vote for Charlestown Pirate Football QB Tristan Chester for this week’s Touchdown Friday Night Player of the Week.  Chester was nominated after his four touchdown pass performance in last Friday’s 47-20 victory over North Harrison.  Vote by logging on...Read More »

Pirates Start Slow, then Roll to 47-20 MSC Win

The Pirates won their second straight MSC game Friday night, in front of a packed Bone Yard and very spirited student section.  The Pirates started their game with North Harrison, ending the first two Cougar drives with a pair of Eli Daniel interception; however fumbled the ball three times in...Read More »

Merica! is the Theme this Friday Night Pirate Nation

Pirate Nation students (@CHSBoneYard on Twitter) have declared the theme for this Friday’s home football game as “Merica'”.  So parent and fans, wear as much red, white & blue to the game Friday night, supporting not only our Pirate Football team; but also the spirited CHS students who are...Read More »

Pirates Throttle Generals 49-28 on the Road

The Charlestown Pirate Football team (2-1 & 1-1 MSC), coming off last Saturday’s last second heart breaker versus Brownstown in the “Oil Can”, showed little sign of let down Friday night at Clarksville.  The Pirates, didn’t rebound, they took their emotional frustrations out on their next opponent….sorry Generals, for the...Read More »

Lucas Showcase Game Videos Available

Own your own DVD video copy of Saturday’s Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase, including the thrilling Charlestown v. Brownstown game, by completing an order form (link below) and sending a $20 check or money order, payable to Compton Strategies, 12270 Sydney Bay Court, Indianapolis, IN 46236.    Compton Strategies is the...Read More »

Braves Get All They Could Handle from Pirates

The game was as emotional as any rivalry game you can find, and the setting and atmosphere was nothing short of story-book style.  The Charlestown Pirate Football team, in the opinions of most statewide procrastinators, wasn’t expected to finish Saturday’s Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase within forty points of Class 3A...Read More »

Pirate Pride Sports Covers Pirate Football at Lucas Oil

Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting, the exclusive voice of Pirate and Lady Pirate Athletics since 2008, will broadcast Pirate Football’s game in Saturday’s Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase.  The Class 3A #16 Pirates will clash with the Class 3A #5 Brownstown Braves, in Mid-Southern Conference action, at approximately 2:40 pm,...Read More »

JV Football Pirates Dominate Cubs 26-8

Saturday morning, the JV Pirate Football (1-0) team hosted their Madison counterparts on Dutch Reis Field.  The Pirates stretched their legs on defensive and offense as they dispatched the visiting Cubs to the final tune of 26-8.  Junior Dacota Osborn got the scoring started for the Pirates after turning a...Read More »

Pirates Shut Out Cubs 21-0 in Ward Debut

The Charlestown Pirate Football team traveled to Madison Friday evening to begin their 2014 campaign; and try out their new coach in a game environment.  The Pirate defense played up to expectation; flying to the ball and executing open field tackles as if it were a season finale.  “Proud of...Read More »

2014 Pirate Football Season Preview Show Online

Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting, in cooperation with Ctown.TV, present the fourth annual Pirate Football Season Preview Show.  The video show was recorded preceding last Friday’s Blue-White Scrimmage on the campus of Charlestown High School and features new Pirate Football Head Coach Darin Ward; as well as Assistant Coaches...Read More »

Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase Ticket Info Released

The Charlestown Pirate Football team, as part of the Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase, will play their week two regular season contest versus the Brownstown Braves, on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 in the home of the Indianapolis Colts.  The Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase will feature a four game slate of...Read More »

CLPYFA to Host Dinner Prior to FC Scrimmage

The Charlestown Little Pirate Youth Football Association (CLPYFA) will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner prior to the Aug 15th home scrimmage versus Floyd Central.  Dinner will begin at 5:00 pm and end at 7:00 pm, which is the scheduled start time of the Pirate Football scrimmage hosting Floyd...Read More »

Annual Football Blue-White Scrimmage Scheduled

Pirate Football will hold its annual Blue-White Scrimmage on Friday, August 8th, 2014 beginning at 6:00 pm on Dutch Reis Field.  Admission is free and is the first opportunity most of Pirate Nation gets to see organized team workouts, in an inter-squad scrimmage format.  The annual Pirate Pride Sports...Read More »

Tentative Fall Schedules Posted

The Charlestown High School Athletic Department and Pirate Pride Booster Club have released tentative Fall Sport Schedules on the new Pirate Pride website, located at www.PiratePride.BLUE.  Links to the schedules can be located near the top of each Fall Sport home page, listed under “Fall Sports”.  The schedules are...Read More »