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2023-24 Record: 8 wins – 6 losses (4-2 MSC)


Girls Varsity Holiday Tournament at Charlestown HS

Back Row (L to R) : Kayla Bryant, Kendra Higdon, Braylee Hopwood, Chesney Jackson, Natalie Eickholtz, Emmalee Martin, Makayla McElroyFront Row  (L to R): Brooke Jones, Abbi Rutherford, Maddie Warnock, Maddie Nipper, Payton Dickerson, Natalie Gagnon, Alexis Finchum

Charlestown to Host IHSAA Girls Basketball Sectional #30

Charlestown High School is very excited about hosting the Girls High School Basketball Sectional #30 next week! Check out all the the FAN information you need to know below:

Dates and Times:

1/30/24 Tuesday: Game 1 6:00 PM / Game 2 7:30 PM

2/2/24 Friday: Game 3 6:00...Read More »

Nipper Signs with Midway University


Charlestown senior Maddie Nipper was recently joined by family, coaches, teammates, and friends to sign her celebratory letter of intent to attend school and play basketball at Midway University in the fall.

Midway University is a private Christian university in Midway, Kentucky just minutes from the Lexington...Read More »

Lady Pirate Laney Hawkins Signs with Olney Central

Front Row L to R: Lisa Hawkins (Laney’s mother), Laney, Jason Hawkins (Laney’s father) Back Row L to R: Jerry Doyle (Cross Country Coach), Caleb Hawkins (Laney’s brother), Scott Matthews (CHS Head Girls Basketball Coach), John Orr (JV Girls Basketball Coach), Rick...Read More »

Lady Pirates' McFarland Signs with Olivet Nazarene University

Front Row (L to R) Calvin McFarland (Tatum’s father), Tatum, Evan Johnson (ONU Coach), and Treasure McFarland
Back Row (L to R): Chance McFarland (Tatum’s brother), Kipton McFarland (Chance McFarland), and Scott Matthews (Charlestown Basketball Coach)

Charlestown senior Tatum McFarland was recently joined...Read More »

Demaria King Signs with the University of Louisville for Track and Field

Seated (L to R) Claudine Buckner (Demaria’s mother), Demaria, Betty Buckner (Demaria’s grandmother
Back Row (L to R) Charlestown Assistant Track Coach Tony Lewis, Boys Track Coach David Daniel, DeAsia King (Demaria’s sister) Anneiah King (Demaria’s sister), Girls Track Coach Jerry Doyle,...Read More »

Cochran Signs to Play Basketball with Lyon College

Front Row (L to R) Candice Matthews (mother), Skylar Cochran, Scott Matthews (stepfather and Charlestown High School girls’ basketball coach) Back Row (L to R) Lexi Finchum (sister), and David Abbott (Charlestown High School Assistant Athletic Director)

Recently, Charlestown senior Skylar Cochran was...Read More »

Basketball Holiday Tourney and Wrestling Schedule Changes/Updates

Lots of information here, folks so if you plan on attending girls basketball, wrestling, or boys basketball please read below!
12/5  (Saturday) Boys Basketball Body Armor Showcase has been cancelled.

12/5 additionally we have added Wrestling on...Read More »

Pirates Crowe and Wigginton Named School Winners for the Heisman High School Scholarship

Congratulations to Lanae’ Crowe and Eric Wigginton for being named Charlestown High School’s female and male (respectively) Heisman High School Scholarship winners.

The Heisman Memorial Trophy is renowned for symbolizing the pursuit of excellence with integrity. The Heisman High School Scholarship, presented by Acceptance Insurance, extends the Heisman prestige to...Read More »

Student Council & WPMQ Release Homecoming Information for the Weekend


The Charlestown High School student council will sponsor this weekend’s basketball homecoming ceremonies in the Charlestown Sports Arena. The king’s ceremony will be held Friday, January 17th between the junior varsity and varsity girls’ basketball contests against Providence. The queen’s ceremony will be held on Saturday, January...Read More »

Samantha Matthews Ends Career 3rd on All-Time Scoring List for Lady Pirates

Charlestown High School’s Samantha Matthews ended a fantastic career last Tuesday evening when the Lady Pirates fell in a hard fought battle to Brownstown Central in their first game of the IHSAA girls’ basketball sectional. Samantha scored twenty points in the game to give her a grand total of 1,417...Read More »

Samantha Matthews Named McDonald's All American Nominee

McDonald’s unveiled their list of more than 800 top male and female high school basketball players from across the country who will have a chance to play in the 42nd annual McDonald’s All American Games and on that list was Lady Pirate Samantha Matthews.  Players from 46 states and the...Read More »

Homecoming and "In the Spirit of Service" Details Released

The CHS Student Council has released details regarding basketball homecoming week and invites any and all to join them not only in crowning this year’s royalty, but also in supporting their efforts to give to those in need.

In lieu of a traditional spirit week, the CHS student council is partnering...Read More »

Samantha Matthews Signs to Play at the University of Tampa

Recently Senior Lady Pirate Basketball player Samantha Matthews gathered with family and school officials to sign a letter of intent to attend and play women’s basketball at the University of Tampa.

Samantha stated that the day was a day she dreamed about since she was a child. She feels like...Read More »

Lady Pirates Drop Heartbreaker at North Harrison 52-50; Matthews Joins 1,000 Point Club

The Lady Pirates entered the basketball game Saturday night with more on their minds than just a Mid-Southern Conference match-up. Having learned just the night before that a former assistant coach had suddenly and unexpectedly passed, the team was on a mission to honor Coach Chad Crace in their efforts...Read More »

Lady Pirates Win 19th Holiday Tourney Title

The Charlestown Lady Pirates (10-3) surged in the second half, courtesy of the charity stripe; to outlast the Providence Pioneers 40-36 and earn the program’s 19th Holiday Tourney Title.  The Lady Pirates played nip and tuck with the Pioneers (6-6) to a 17-17 tie at the break.  Charlestown surged...Read More »

Lady Pirates Advance to Holiday Tourney Final

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team (9-3) advanced to the Championship game of the Charlestown Holiday Tournament Wednesday evening by dispatching Clarksville 92-34.  Thursday evening’s championship game will mark the 24th time the hosts have advanced to the tourney final; and will face the 2016 defending tourney champs from Providence...Read More »

Charlestown Sweeps Mustangs in Basketball Double Header

The Charlestown Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball teams squared up Wednesday evening in James Matthews Gymnasium for some old fashioned and neighborly rivalry double header basketball action.

The Lady Pirates improved to 4-2 on the young season by thrashing the Lady Mustangs 78-29; and led by Jacqueline Biscardi’s 20 game point...Read More »

Lady Pirate Home Opener Saturday Night

Pirate Nation, it is time!! Tomorrow night is the home opener for Coach Scott Matthews and the Charlestown Girls’ Basketball team. The Lady Pirates, who feature junior Samantha Matthews (averaged 15.9 points per game last year) and senior Bri Harvey (averaged 13.2 points per game last year) face off against...Read More »

Lady Pirates Open with a Road Win at Madison

The Charlestown Lady Pirates traveled to Madison on Saturday to open the 2017-18 basketball season and they brought home a victory. The Lady Pirates were led in scoring by Samantha Matthews who finished with 14 points and 4 rebounds.  Other scorers for the Lady Pirates...Read More »

Lady Pirate Basketball Parent Meeting Announced

Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball Head Coach Scott Matthews has announced a parent meeting for Thursday, September 28th, beginning at 7 pm in the CHS Sports Arena. The meeting will be very informative for parents of girls planning on trying out for the CHS Girls Basketball program this upcoming season.

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Lady Pirates Top Braves - Advance to Championship

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team won their fifth straight game while defeating conference rival Brownstown in Friday’s Sectional Semi-Final at Corydon High School.  The victory advances Charlestown to Saturday’s Sectional Championship game versus North Harrison, set to tip at 7:00 pm at Corydon High School.  Generally...Read More »

Lady Pirates Advance to Sectional Semi-Final

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team opened Class 3A Sectional #30 play Wednesday evening, out lasting scoring surges by senior-laden Salem, for a 55-51 victory.  Charlestown will now face Brownstown in Friday’s 7:30 pm tip Sectional Semi-Final.  Brownstown defeated Scottsburg Wednesday evening, to earn their Semi-Final bid....Read More »

Lady Pirates Begin Sectional Play Wednesday

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team will begin Class 3A Sectional #30 play in the 42nd Annual State Tournament, Wednesday evening February 1st at Corydon High School.  The Lady Pirates (13-10) will take on Salem Wednesday evening at approximately 7:30 pm; or twenty minutes after the conclusion of the 6pm...Read More »

Homecoming Ticket Special for CHS Students Announced

The Charlestown High School Athletic Office has announced a special ticket offer for CHS students wanting to attend Homecoming basketball games this week.  Ticket sales will be conducted at CHS Thursday during first and second lunch.

Students will have the opportunity to buy a five ($5) dollar ticket that will allow...Read More »

Athletic Events of Special Interest this Week

The Charlestown High School Athletic Department would like to remind Pirate Nation of the continued events still scheduled in conjunction with the 100 Years of Pirate Basketball Celebration and some very important events upcoming during this week.

Tuesday, January 17th – Boys Basketball vs. Fox Creek – JV tip at 6:00pm( vs....Read More »

Basketball Scheduling Clarification for this Week

The following is a clarification of this week’s Pirate and Lady Pirate Basketball Schedule, it is a bit different and thus confusing.

Tonight December 14th, Charlestown will host both boys and girls Junior Varsity match-ups with Rock Creek Academy.  Both games will begin at 6:00 pm using both the Main and...Read More »

Lady Pirates Squeak Past Rebels 61-60

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team improved to 3-2 on the young season Saturday after squeaking past the visiting Lady Rebels of South Central 61-60.  After leading 26-23 at the half, Charlestown fell behind after three 45-42; but then used a solid fourth to out score the visitors 61-60.  Freshman...Read More »

Lady Pirates Thump Their Creek Rivals, 90-60

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team improved to 2-1 and 1-1 in the Mid-Southern Conference by making quick work of defeating the visiting Dragons of Silver Creek (1-4).  Charlestown jumped out to a quick 22-12 lead then extended it to a 46-35 halftime lead enroute to a 90-60 final.  Charlestown...Read More »

CHS to Honor Girls & Boys Basketball 1K Scorers

Tuesday November 22nd Charlestown High School would like to recognize members of its 1,000 point club.  Currently we have 9 girls players and 7 boys players that have scored 1,000 points during their High School career.

Players and Families should arrive at the game at approximately 6:30.  These players will be...Read More »

Matthews Approved to Take Lady Pirate Helm

The Greater Clark School Corporation Tuesday evening approved the hiring of Scott Matthews as the new Lady Pirate Basketball Head Coach.  Matthews, who served as an assistant last season for the program, replaces Michael Prichard, who resigned in late July.  Coach Matthews is originally from New Washington, but has also...Read More »

Girls Basketball to Hold Youth Camps in May

The Charlestown Lady Pirates Basketball Program has announced their 2016 Youth Camp Dates.  The weeks for camp, are based upon the participants 2016-2017 School grade Enrollment and are as follows:

K-2nd Grade May 16-19th

3rd-5th Grade May 23-26th

6th-8th Grade May 31-June 2nd

The camps will be held in the CHS Sports Arena at...Read More »

Lady Pirates Advance with Win Over Brownstown

In a nip and tuck game all night, the Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team (13-10) surpassed sectional hurdle one Wednesday evening by outlasting Brownstown 47-46 in their post season opener.  Sectional #30, hosted by North Harrison, opened Tuesday evening with Silver Creek advancing past defending sectional champs Salem to set...Read More »

Lady Pirate Basketball Hosts Clarksville TONIGHT (No JV)

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team will conclude their regular season schedule tonight in the CHS Sports Arena hosting the Lady Generals of Clarksville.  Clarksville will not field a Junior Varsity team tonight, so the Varsity only match-up is scheduled to tip at approximately 7:30 pm, right after Senior Night...Read More »

Lady Pirates to Face Off with Brownstown in Sectional

The Charlestown Lady Pirates have drawn Brownstown in Wednesday’s (Feb. 3rd) first game of the Girls Class 3A Sectional #30 at North Harrison.  Charlestown (11-10) defeated Brownstown (12-11) on the road in early this month 61-40.  The remainder of the Sectional #30 pairings include Salem v. Silver Creek in Tuesday’s...Read More »

Tonight's Special Recognitions POSTPONED

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the recognition for the 2006 Girls Basketball team and our girls elementary school teams has been postponed until Thursday, January 28th.

The events scheduled for the game on January 28th include:
Senior Night for the 2016 Girls Basketball Team (Between Games)
Honoring the 2006 Girls Basketball Team...Read More »

Snowy Saturday Charlestown Athletic Schedule Updates

The Mid-Southern Conference Wrestling meet, originally scheduled for the morning of January 23rd has been moved to Saturday evening (January 23rd).  The meet will start in the CHS Sports Arena (Auxiliary section) at 6:00 pm with weigh-ins beginning at 5:00 pm.

The Lady Pirate Basketball game will be played as scheduled...Read More »

Lady Pirates Top Salem on the Road 57-44

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team got 19 points from Bri Harvey, 15 from Samantha Matthews, and 11 from Lexi Logsdon enroute to a 57-44 road conference win at Salem Thrusday evening.  Charlestown moved to 10-10 on the season and 2-6 in MSC play; in advance of Monday’s Sectional draw....Read More »

FREE Home Game Admission to CHS Students with ID

Effectively immediately, and through February 29th, any Charlestown High School Student, showing their valid CHS Student ID, will be admitted free of charge to any Charlestown High School Regular Season Athletic game; courtesy of the Charlestown Pirate Pride Booster Club.  All CHS Students will need to do is sign in...Read More »

Lady Pirates Win 7th Straight on the Road at Brownstown

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team made the morning trip to conference rival Brownstown’s home court Saturday, with hopes of continuing to improve and surprise opponents.  The young Lady Pirates (9-7 & 1-5 MSC) have now won seven straight after starting the season 2-7; and over veteran competition in Providence,...Read More »

Lady Pirates Win Third Straight Holiday Tourney

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team exacted a bit of revenge on Silver Creek (5-11) and won their third straight Girls Basketball Holiday Tourney crown by defeating the Lady Dragons 34-30 Wednesday evening.  During the forty years of the Tourney’s existence, Charlestown has now won 18 Holiday Tourney Titles and...Read More »

Lady Pirates Upset #8 Providence in Holiday Tourney

The Charlestown Lady Pirates won their fourth straight while hosting Class 2A #8 Providence (7-4) in the first round of the Girls Basketball Holiday Tourney.  Charlestown (6-7) held Providence to just four points in the final period, then surge to a 37-28 victory.  The Lady Pirates will face Silver Creek...Read More »

Lady Pirates Win Third Straight, Beat Mitchell 55-40

The Charlestown Lady Pirates traveled to Mitchell Indiana for another out of conference basketball match-up against the Lady Jackets.  Charlestown earned their third straight victory with a 55-40 advantage, improving their season record to 5-7.  Top scorers for the Lady Pirates were Bri Harvey, finishing with 21 points, Lexi Logsdon...Read More »

Lady Pirates Top Floyd Central in Double Overtime

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team improved to 4-7 on the season after outlasting visiting Floyd Central (4-7) in double overtime in the CHS Sports Arena Wednesday evening.  After leading the majority of the game, Charlestown allowed the Highlanders to push the game to extra frames twice before prevailing 52-46...Read More »

Lady Pirates Fall to Austin in MSC Battle

The Lady Pirates continue to show signs of improvement, and in a game that would give them their first conference win, the Lady Pirates needed all hands on deck to compete with the Eagles in the second half but came up just short. The Lady Pirates (2-5 overall; 0-4 MSC)...Read More »

Frosh Basketball Moved to Henryville

The Boys Freshman Basketball game scheduled for Wednesday, December 2nd will be played at Henryville.  The game will no longer be played at Charlestown High School, as originally scheduled and announced.  The tip time is still set for 6:00 pm at Henryville.  The Lady Pirate Basketball team will be playing...Read More »

Rivalry Double Header Tuesday Night in the Arena

The Charlestown Boys and Girls Basketball Varsity Basketball teams will be competing tomorrow night in the CHS Athletic Department’s first annual PACK THE HOUSE NIGHT! Tomorrow night will include Varsity Girls Basketball against New Washington at 6:00pm, a special recognition to a Charlestown High School employee, CBDL...Read More »

Lady Pirate Basketball Community Kick-off Event

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Girls Basketball program will be hosting a community-wide event on Monday evening, November 2nd, open to the public.  The season kick-off event will include a Chili-Supper, Silent Auction and Girls Basketball Exhibition games, all at the Charlestown High School beginning just after 5:00 pm.  The...Read More »

Fall Girls Basketball Skills Academy Concludes Successfully

The Charlestown High School Girls Basketball Program concluded their Fall Youth Basketball Skills Academy, which began on August 15th and ended this past Saturday, September 26th.  This was a free event that was offered to any player from the 3rd-6th Grade.  There were a total of twelve sessions that...Read More »

2015 Fall Community Basketball Developmental League

The Charlestown Youth and Family Sports program and Charlestown High School boys and girls basketball programs are holding registration for their upcoming Community Basketball Developmental League.  The Charlestown Basketball Developmental League, open for any boy or girl ages 4-1, will have a registration booth set up at the football game...Read More »

Lady Pirates Cooking Up Football Tailgating

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball program will be hosting the Pre-Game Tailgating Grille before every home football game this season.  The Grille will operate from 5pm to 7pm prior to each 2015 Pirate Football home contest, and selling Ribeyes, Angus Burgers, Smoked Sausages, Brats, Chips and Drinks.  Support Lady Pirate...Read More »

Lady Pirate Basketball Conditioning Begins Monday

The Charlestown High School Girls Basketball team will begin pre-season conditioning starting Monday August 10th, 2015.  The Conditioning sessions will run every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:30 pm until 5:15 pm each day, until Fall Break.  It is highly encouraged and recommended that all potential Lady Pirate Basketball players...Read More »

Lady Pirate Basketball Announces Skills Academy

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Girls Basketball Program is excited to announce a program called the Charlestown Basketball Skills Academy (CBSA). This is a FREE fundamental basketball program open to girls entering 3rd-6th Grades.

The skill academy sessions will be held every Saturday from (8:30 AM to 10:00 AM) and every Tuesday...Read More »

Lady Pirate Basketball Camp Session One Successful

The Charlestown Lady Pirates Basketball Coaching Staff just completed their first session of basketball camp, and left feeling very impressed, with the efforts and improved skills of the participants. These young ladies spent a good amount of time working on the basic fundamentals of basketball, while also working within...Read More »

Lady Pirate Basketball Camps Finalized

Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball Coach Michael Prichard has finalized dates for this year’s Lady Pirate Girls Basketball Camp.  Camp Dates are as follows, with grade levels based upon 2015-2016 school enrollment:

Session 1 will be held Monday through Thursday, May 18-21 from 4:00 to 5:15 pm for girls entering grades Kindergarten...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 »

Lady Pirate Basketball Announces Open Workouts

The Charlestown Lady Pirates Girls Basketball Team will host Open Facilities and Individual Workouts 3 times per week in the Month of May for students in 7th-12th Grade. They will take place every Monday (except Memorial Day), Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8pm at Charlestown High School. These workouts will be...Read More »

Henning & Burdin Help Lift East All-Stars to Win

While most high school girls were sleeping off the all night affects of Prom, Lady Pirates Kaitlynn Henning and Justice Burdin were lacing up the shoes for one more high school game.  Sunday’s annual HBCA (Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association/ East-West All-Star Classic, at Bloomington North High School;...Read More »

Henning Headed to Wabash Valley to Play Ball

Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball Senior stand-out Kaitlynn Henning; recently gathered with her family and school officials from Charlestown High School and Wasbash Valley College to sign a letter of intent and offer to play women’s basketball at Wabash Valley College.  During the signing, Kaitlynn (center) was joined by her...Read More »

Lady Pirate Justice Burdin Signs with Lincoln Trail College

Charlestown Lady Pirate Senior Basketball stand out made a decision and Tuesday signed a letter of intent and offer to play basketball at Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Illinois.  During the signing, Justice was joined by parents James Burdin, Brandi Burdin and David Ridenour; as well as, Lincoln Trail...Read More »

Henning Named 1st Team All-State by State Coaches Association

The Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association released their 2014-15 All State Teams on Thursday, March 11th; and Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball Senior stand-out Kaitlynn Henning has been named First Team All-State.  Henning is joined by Floyd Central’s Madison Kaiser and Salem’s Alex Davidson in representation of south central...Read More »

Lady Pirate Justice Burdin Recognized by HBCA

The Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association has announced the Lady Pirate Basketball Senior Justice Burdin has been selected to play in their annual All-Star Game.  The game will take place on Sunday, April 26th at North Vigo High School, in Terre Haute.  Burdin joins teammate Kaitlynn Henning and Coach Michael...Read More »

Coach Prichard Honored as HBCA District Coach of the Year

Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball Head Coach Michael Prichard, 34-13 after two seasons at the helm of the program, has been selected the District 4 Coach of the Year by the Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association.  Coach Prichard has been selected by his coaching peers as one of four district coaches...Read More »

Lady Pirate Henning Recognized by HBCA


The Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association has announced the Lady Pirate Basketball Senior Kaitlynn Henning has been selected to play in their annual All-Star Game.  The game will take place on Sunday, April 26th at North Vigo High School, in Terre Haute.  Henning has also been invited to participate in...Read More »

Lady Pirates Edge Madison-Advance to Semi Final

The Charlestown Lady Pirates had just faced the Lady Cubs four days earlier in their regular season finale; so how to beat Madison was fresh in their mind Tuesday evening.  Tuesday evening Charlestown and Madison girls faced off again, this time in the first round of the Class 3A...Read More »

Lady Pirates Begin Sectional Play Tuesday Evening, Be There!

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team (18-4) will begin Class 3A Sectional #30 play Tuesday evening (February 10th), versus Madison (16-7), in Scottsburg’s Charles Meyer Gymnasium.  Charles Meyer Gymnasium is NOT located on the campus of Scottsburg High School, rather two blocks south of Indiana 56, between...Read More »

Lady Pirates Tame the Kats on the Road, 49-35

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team concluded Mid-Southern Conference play on the road at North Harrison (14-9 & 4-4 MSC) Tuesday evening; out pacing the Lady Kats from tip to buzzer.  Charlestown got quality play from normal reserves Bri Harvey and Erin Kimbrell, in the absence of injured Senior point...Read More »

Indiana's Girls Basketball Sectional Pairings Announced

The Charlestown Lady Pirates (17-3), under second year Head Coach Michael Prichard, learned their path to returning to the Sectional #30 Sectional Championship game Saturday evening.  The Class 3A Girls Basketball Sectional will be hosted this year by Scottsburg High School, at the Charles Meyer Gymnasium; Tuesday through Saturday, February...Read More »

Lady Pirates Conquer Clarksville, Again

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team improved to 17-3 on the season; and 7-1 in conference play Thursday evening when they dominated the Lady Generals of Clarksville 66-20.  The two teams met in last month’s Holiday Tourney first round, with a 72-28 Charlestown advantage.  Clarksville has beaten Charlestown in girls...Read More »

Lady Pirates Top Salem on Homecoming Night

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team improved to 16-3 overall and 6-1 in conference play Thursday night after dispatching the visiting Salem Lions 52-44.  The night began with Homecoming festivities, including the crowning of Senior Drew Reich as the 2015 King; and ended with the Lady Pirates flexing their...Read More »

"Never Quit" Lady Pirates Slide Past New Albany 60-55 in OT


The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team used their “Never Quit” mode again to make it past New Albany in non-conference play.  The host Lady Bulldogs (12-6) led the majority of the game until a Henning three point play, with 39 seconds remaining in the game, tied the score at...Read More »

Lady Pirates Snap Eastern Streak, 49-36


The Charlestown Lady Pirates hosted the Eastern Lady Musketeers Tuesday evening in a critical MSC game in the CHS Sports Arena.  Eastern was riding an eight game winning streak entering the game.  The Lady Pirates struggled offensively the majority of the game; but defensively made it happen with a...Read More »

Lady Pirates Fall to Brownstown in MSC Showdown

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team suffered through some cold shooting difficulties at home, falling to the Brownstown Lady Braves for the MSC lead 57-52.  The Lady Pirates were led in scoring by Kaitlynn Henning (18), Justice Burdin (15), Bethany Hall (7), and Shelby Goedeker (5).  Charlestown 13-2 is next...Read More »

Lady Pirates Fight Back to Beat Jeff 46-44

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team won their fifth straight and improved to 13-1 over all this season by defeating rival Jeffersonville (9-7) Thursday evening in the CHS Sports Arena.  The Lady Pirates, led in scoring by Senior Kaitlynn Henning’s 18 points and Justin Burdin’s 14, led 9-3 at...Read More »

Lady Pirates Pummel Rock Creek 108-21

The Charlestown Lady Pirates moved to 12-1 on the season with a 108-21 win over visiting Rock Creek Academy (4-11) in the CHS Sports Arena Tuesday evening.  Charlestown jumped out to a 26-5 first quarter lead before stretching it to a 62-7 halftime advantage before posting the victory.  The Lady...Read More »

Lady Pirates Win their 17th Holiday Tourney Title

Charlestown defeats Silver Creek 48-39 for their 17th Girls Varsity Basketball Holiday Tournament Championship.  Hennings and Burdin both finsih the game with 14 points each respectively while Logsdon added 12 points while being assigned to defensively chase the opponent’s perimeter threat.

Kaitlynn Henning named Butch Troutman MVP of Tourney.

All Tourney Team:...Read More »

Lady Pirates Rebound at Home v Mitchell

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team improved to 9-1 on the season in advance of next week Holiday Tourney; by dispatching the Lady Bluejackets at home Saturday, 47-33.  Coming off their first setback of the season at Floyd Central, an overtime loss without a full lineup due to illness; the...Read More »

Lady Pirates Rout New Washington...Again

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team made the short trip east up Indiana 62 Saturday evening for game to of this year’s annual home and away series with the New Washington Lady Mustangs.  Similar to the 82-28 meeting last month, Charlestown routed the host Lady Mustangs again, 75-35.  The win...Read More »

Lady Pirates Stay Hot, Thump Creek 55-34

The Charlestown Lady Pirates stay undefeated at 7-0 and 4-0 in MSC play after beating rival Silver Creek 55-34 in the CHS SPorts Arena Thursday evening.  The Lady Pirates lead the 2-6 Lady Dragons 29-15 at the halftime break.  Charlestown was lead in scoring by Kaitlynn Henning who finished the...Read More »

Lady Pirates Have to Get Physical at Scottsburg

The Lady Pirate Basketball team moved to 6-0 & 3-0 MSC Saturday night after beating Scottsburg (2-5 & 2-2 MSC) 58-55 for the third consecutive time, dating back to last season; and only the fourth time in the past ten years.  The win was even made even more special...Read More »

Holiday Tournament Information Available

The Pirate Pride Booster Club in conjunction with Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting, has posted information regarding both the Girls Varsity Holiday Tourney held at Charlestown HS and the Boys Varsity Holiday Tourney held at Silver Creek HS.  The Girls Holiday Tourney information is available at www.PiratePride.BLUE/GirlsBasketball and the...Read More »

Lady Pirates Get BIG MSC Road Victory at Austin

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team improved to 5-0 and 2-0 in the Mid-Southern Conference with an important road victory at Austin (3-2 & 1-1 MSC) Wednesday evening.  The Lady Pirates led 18-10 after one period, and 24-20 at the half before expanding their lead to 42-34 after three complete....Read More »

Charlestown Throttles Lady Mustangs 82-28

The Lady Pirates, since losing seven out of last eight meetings with New Washington, came into Tuesday’s game alittle bit hungry.  The final score was just one indication that Charlestown had had enough losing to their rival neighbors to the east.  New Washington’s youth and inexperience caused more than just...Read More »

Henning Named a Subway Player of the Week

Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball standout Kaitlynn Henning is this week’s Subway IDCA District 3 Player of the Week!  The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association, during each week of the season, pick three high school boys and three high school girls basketball players throughout Indiana who recently exhibited outstanding performances on the...Read More »

2005 Lady Pirate Champions Honored Tuesday Night


The Charlestown High School Athletic Department and Charlestown Girls Basketball Team will honor one of the great teams in school history, Tuesday night, November 25th, during the home Girls Basketball game versus New Washington. The 2004-2005 Lady Pirate team, that was led by former Head Coach Tony Hall, had...Read More »

Lady Pirates Open with a 58-38 Win Over Corydon

Charlestown started “in a daze” but got it in gear to take a 30-23 halftime before opening it up in the second and securing a twenty point MSC and season opener at Corydon.  The Lady Pirates (1-0 & 1-0 MSC) were led by Kaitlynn Hennings 31 points and 5 steals...Read More »

Girls Basketball Fall Break Open Gym Announced

Any interested girls basketball players, grades 7-12, are invited to open facilities, at Charlestown High School, during the second week of Fall Break (October 13th – 16th) from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm each day.

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CBDL Hosting a Coaches Clinic October 22nd

The Charlestown Basketball Developmental League (CBDL) will host a FREE Basketball Coaching Clinic on Wednesday, October 22nd, from 6-830 PM, at the Charlestown High School.  This purpose of this clinic is to help develop all of the basketball players among our community teams ; Schools (Elementary, Middle, High), CBDL, Travel...Read More »

2005 Lady Pirate Champions to be Honored

The Charlestown High School Athletic Department and Charlestown Girls Basketball Team will honor one of the great teams in school history, Tuesday night, November 25th,  during the home Girls Basketball game versus New Washington.  The 2004-2005 Lady Pirate team, that was led by former Head Coach Tony Hall, had a...Read More »

Lady Pirate Fall Basketball Fundamental Sessions Conclude

Coach Prichard:  I just wanted to say thanks to all of the families, parents, and guardians that have brought their loved ones out on these Saturday mornings over the past month and a half at Charlestown High School. We had a total of 40 different participants and averaged around...Read More »

Ctown Basketball Developmental League Updates

Charlestown Basketball Developmental League Sign-Ups
When: This Saturday September 27, 2014
Where: Charlestown McDonald’s

There is less than one week left for registration for the Charlestown Basketball Developmental League. This league is for any student ages 4-12 years old. You can turn in your registration forms in a variety of...Read More »

Basketball Developmental League Deadline is Oct. 1st

Local youth interested in developing their basketball skills will now have a new opportunity.  The Charlestown Basketball Developmental League (CBDL) is now preparing for their first season.  “We wanted to bring something back in town to help develop the kids. It will be like a feeder system starting at a...Read More »

Lady Pirate Basketball Completes August Conditioning

Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball held twelve non-mandatory conditioning sessions during the month of August.  The program would like to recognize Freshman Kaci Williams and Senior Tiffany Clausen (shown in photo), who both had 100% perfect attendance during August conditioning.  An additional shout out goes to Senior Kaitlynn Henning and...Read More »

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...Read More »

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...Read More »

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....Read More »

Lady Pirate Basketball Announces Open Gym Dates

Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball Head Coach Michael Prichard has announced non-mandatory open gym opportunities for any incoming girls, grades 7th through 12th, who are interested in playing basketball. The open gym dates are set for Tuesday, July 22nd, from noon to 2:00 pm; and Thursday, July 24th, from 9:00 am...Read More »

Lady Pirate Basketball Announces Open Gym Dates

Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball Head Coach Michael Prichard has announced non-mandatory open gym opportunities for any incoming girls, grades 7th through 12th, who are interested in playing basketball. The open gym dates are set for next Tuesday and Thursday, July 15th and 17t, from 9:00 am to noon in the...Read More »