Pirate Basketball Centennial (1917-2017)
The Centennial Celebration of Pirate Basketball highlighted and uncovered a rich and intriguing Indiana boys basketball tradition of which will not only fascinated; but also spurred pride for Pirate Nation fans young and old, especially for those who left their mark.
The Celebration, scheduled during various home games throughout the season, honored Pirate greats such as Steve Hamilton, Billy L. Abel, Coach John Wood, and the 1,000 point players. The 100 years of Pirate Basketball can be relived in the publication “Pirates of the Hardwood” by Chuck E. Ledbetter, Sr; who was also honored during the Centennial season.
For more information on the Pirate Basketball Centennial Season, contact 100Years@PiratePride.BLUE.
Basketball Pirates for Life:
Click on the below names to view short essays on the performances of some of the most influential Pirates of the Hardwood as Charlestown High School Celebrates its 100th Anniversary of playing Boys Basketball: