Pirate Basketball Centennial Season 1917-2017

100YearsBBall300tagThis page is dedicated to the upcoming Pirate Basketball Centennial Celebration.  The Celebration promises to highlight and uncover a rich and intriguing Indiana boys basketball tradition of which will not only fascinate; but also spur pride for Pirate Nation fans young and old, especially for those who left their mark.  This page is currently under construction; however questions and answers about the Centennial Celebration can now be directed to 100Years@PiratePride.BLUE.

Centennial Celebration History Notes new_blink

Centennial Season SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Tuesday, November 22, 2016:

Pirates vs. New Washington game:  Two Charlestown High School veteran coaches, Pirate emeritus’ 95-year-old, Billy L. Abel and 85-year-old, John E. Wood will be honored between games. Coach Abel is our oldest living mentor and Coach Wood is our winningest coach with 139-63 record. Also, The Pirates 1,000-point players, both boys and girls, will be recognized.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016:

Pirates vs. Silver Creek game:  A tribute to 1952 Pirate standout Steve A. Hamilton will be recognized by placing his photograph and retiring #55 jersey.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016:

Pirates vs. Henryville game:  The kick-off of 100 years event with the Henryville Hornets marking the first opponent in the 1916-17 hoops year and the author of “Pirates of the Hardwood” & “Pirates Centennial Basketball 1917-2017” – Chuck E. Ledbetter, Sr. will be honored.

Saturday, December 17, 2016:

Pirates vs. Providence game:  Charlestown recognizes Little Pirate Basketball.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017:

Pirates vs. Fox Creek game:  Events to be announced.

Friday, January 20, 2017:

Pirates vs. Eastern Pekin game:  Charlestown celebrates Basketball Homecoming Night.

Saturday, January 21, 2017:

Pirates vs. Corydon Central game:  Charlestown recognizes Charlestown Middle School Boys Basketball; and the 20th Anniversary of Coach Ben D. Ledbetter, Jr. and his 1997 Pirates championship team of the Jeffersonville Sectional tournament.

Friday, February 17, 2017:

Pirates vs. Salem game:  Charlestown recognizes Jonathan Jennings and Pleasant Ridge Elementary Basketball; and the 100th years Celebration concludes.

Friday, February 24, 2017:

Pirates vs. Christian Academy game:  Charlestown celebrates Winter Senior Night.


Contact the Centennial Committee at 100Years@PiratePride.BLUE.