Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting Announces App

Use CPPSB easier on your smartphone or mobile device

Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting, the exclusive voice of Pirate and Lady Pirate Athletics since 2008, now has a mobile application!  The mobile app, available via Apple, Google, and Amazon makes using CPPSB easier to follow Pirate and Lady Pirate Athletics; including listening to live and archived game broadcasts, getting scoring updates, and sports news…all on your smartphone or tablet.  CLICK HERE to download and stay connected, even while your in the stands at the game.

Lady Pirate Shooting Challenge Champions Recognized

Coach Michael Prichard and the Charlestown High School Lady Basketball Coaching Staff presented a Basketball Shooting Challenge for any player 3rd-12th grade over the last several months. The challenge ran from the middle of March 2014 until the end of July 2014. The goal was to take at least 10,000 shots or more in that time frame.  The Challenge ended a couple of weeks ago with two players emerging as hard-working Lady Pirate Shooting Champions. Those shooting champions are Karston Watson and Gabby Hooker, shown below left to right.


Karston Watson is a 7th Grader at Charlestown Middle School, said “I really like playing basketball and thought completing this shooting challenge make me a better player and it would help me improve my shot.”  Karston was asked what she thought the accomplishment would do for her personal goals; of which she stated “it feels like doing this challenge will help me improve my shot”  Karston finished with 11,000 shots

Gabby Hooker, a 4th Grader at Jonathan Jennings Elementary School, was asked what helped her complete the Challenge.  Gabby stated “because I wanted to work on my shooting and this gave me something to aim for”. She also stated that the “shooting accomplishment helped correct the way I shoot the ball at times and as well as my range”.  Gabby hopes that she will continue to improve her basketball game.  Gabby finished the Challenge with 10,433 Shots.

Coach Prichard is very pleased with the hard-work and dedication that these two young ladies put forth, while doing this challenge.  Both Karston and Gabby have been invited to be special halftime guests of Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting during one of the upcoming Lady Pirate Basketball games.

2014 Pirate Football Season Preview Show Online

CTOWNPIRATEFOOTBALLpreview2014Charlestown 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 Aaron Humphrey and Dave Daniel.  The 2014 Pirate Football Season Preview Show is available for viewing by going to www.PiratePride.BLUE/Broadcasting/PreseasonShows or via www.CPPSB.com and selecting “Preseason Shows”.  Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting’s coverage of Pirate Football is sponsored by Bill Broughton Trucking and Excavating, Grayson Funeral Homes, Subway, Field’s Custom Cabinets, and the Charlestown Pizza Company.  Special thanks to Ctown.TV and the video production crew of John and Chris Spencer.

Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase Ticket Info Released

LucasOilStadiumShowcase2014smallThe 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 Indiana High School Football games beginning at noon with Winamac vs. Pioneer, followed by Brownstown vs. Charlestown at 2:40 pm, Plainfield vs. Danville at 5:20 pm, and Indian Creek vs. Greenwood at 8:00 pm.  All four games will be played on Saturday, August 30th; and on the turf of Lucas Oil Stadium, in downtown Indianapolis.  The Charlestown High School Athletic Department will begin selling Charlestown advanced ticket sales on Friday, August 8th in the CHS Student Services Center.  Advance tickets are $11.00 each or $8.00 for kids 12 years and younger.  Youth football player tickets are also $8.00 each and includes field access to form a team tunnel before the game.  Tickets purchased at the stadium on game day will be priced at $15.00 each.  All tickets are good for admission to all four Showcase games outlined above.  Charlestown advance ticket sales will be held Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, August 8th through Thursday, August 28th.  For more information contact Nicole Grayson in the CHS Student Services Center at 812-256-3328 #11141 or ngrayson@gcs.k12.in.us.  This will be a thrilling event for our Pirate Football players, made even more memorable by a big Charlestown community presence.

Lady Pirate Basketball FREE Fundamental Saturdays

The Charlestown High School Lady Pirate Basketball Coaching Staff; along with several of our middle and elementary coaching staffs, high school players and volunteers are hosting a free five (5) week instructional basketball program, FREE to any female student grades K-6th.  This program is designed to introduce the fundamentals of basketball specific skills.

SUMMER/FALL SESSION 2014 DATES:  Saturday (August 23rd) Saturday and (September 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th) at the Charlestown High School Sports Arena*.

K- 2nd Grade 9:00 AM-10:00 AM (Can drop off at 8:45)
3rd-6th Grade 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM (Can drop off at 10:15)

One of the main goals, with this program, is to teach all of the participants about developing a “sports work-ethic”. Every person that truly wants to become good at a sport or a skill needs to know that the amount of time, practice, energy, and thorough repetition is the key to improvement. We will also focus on sportsmanship, team work, while introducing basketball skills and learning the general rules of the game.

*The CHS Sports Arena is currently where all sessions are planned to take place, however if Football has to move inside on a Saturday morning because of rain, we may have to the move location that day to CMS.  It will be announced prior to session.

Parents, Guardians and family are allowed to stay and watch or you can leave and come back; and a waiver of liability form will be required to be signed by parents at the first session.

There will also be a concession stand available for the purchase of Water, Gatorade for players Sodas and some dry snacks for parents if desired.

Lady Pirate Basketball Extends Conditioning Invitation

The Charlestown High School Girls Basketball program is inviting ANY 7th -12th grader that is interested in playing basketball to their pre-season conditioning sessions, at Charlestown High School, starting next Tuesday (Aug. 5th), right after school from 3:30 until 5:00 pm.  Please bring gym shorts and running or basketball shoes.  If you have any questions please see or contact Coach Prichard at mprichard@gcs.k12.in.us.

2nd Annual Back to School Student Athlete Meeting Announced

Charlestown High School Athletic Director Chad Gilbert would like to announce this year’s Back to School Student Athlete Meeting to be held on Tuesday, August 5th, at 6:00 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 2014-15 school year.

Coach Gilbert will address the crowd about the upcoming year at 6 o’clock; 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 second annual Back to School Student Athlete Meeting, next Tuesday, August 5th.

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