Pirates-Hornets in 100th Anniversary Game Tuesday

100YearsBBall300tagTuesday’s Pirate and Lady Pirate Varsity Basketball double-header hosting Henryville, will mark the Official kick off of the Centennial Celebration of Charlestown Basketball.  One Hundred Years ago the Charlestown High School Pirate Basketball program began competition with a November 1916 inaugural game versus the Henryville Hornets.  So fittingly, Tuesday’s home varsity double-header with Henryville will kick the Centennial Celebration into high gear.

Tuesday night’s games are historic for Pirate Nation fans, don’t miss the opportunity to be able to say you were there for the 100th anniversary game of Pirate Basketball.  Just prior to the game, the Athletic Department will be  honoring one our most distinguished, loyal and dedicated Pirates of all time Chuck Ledbetter, Sr.  Ledbetter is the Pirate Basketball historian who authored Pirates of the Hardwood, chronicling one hundred years of Charlestown Pirate Basketball.  Recently, Ledbetter completed a follow-up to the book, “The Pirates 100th – Centennial Basketball – 1917-2017” to celebrate the occasion.  The book features short essays of the best individual athletes to hit the hardwood floor for the Pirates and includes basketball stats that were not covered in “Pirates of the Hardwood.”  The follow-up book will be on sale Tuesday for $25.00 each while supplies (200 available); with all proceeds from the centennial book going to Charlestown High School’s Athletics.

The Charlestown HS Athletic Department would also like to thank Always First Driving Academy and Coach Allan Cundiff for helping sponsor this Centennial Celebration of Pirate Basketball at Charlestown High School.

Lady Pirate Basketball varsity game against Henryville Tuesday night will tip at 6:00 pm with the Pirate Basketball varsity game against Henryville tipping shortly after at approximately 7:30 pm.  You can listen to the game live on the CHS Pirate Network, WPMQ 99.3 FM Radio in Charlestown.