News and Tribune

Breaking News

Homepage

February 12, 2013

A HISTORY OF HOOPS: Chuck Ledbetter releases book chronicling history of Charlestown boys’ basketball

(Continued)

CHARLESTOWN —

“I tried to get as much information about the players and what they did to let the fans know. To my knowledge, this is the first time Charlestown has ever known who their coaches were in the past. This is it,” Ledbetter said.

Not forgetting the present, the book includes a chapter on current CHS coach Sean Smith. Guiding the team since 2007, Smith said he appreciates Ledbetter’s hard work in writing about the team’s past. 

“I think that it’s outstanding that someone has taken the time to research the history of our basketball program,” Smith said. “I think it will show a lot of people in our community and around that we have a lot of tradition basketball-wise. I’m just glad we get to be a part of that tradition and carry it on.” 

Don’t think the publishing of this book is the end to Ledbetter’s research. He continues to compile basketball stats from yesteryear in a binder to give, once completed, to the athletic department. He also hopes “Pirates of the Hardwood” might inspire someone to author a history of the girls’ basketball program.

“It’s not over,” Ledbetter said. “There’s still a story to tell yet.”

Text Only | Photo Reprints
07_30_renaissance_acad_1w.jpg

Students of the Renaissance Academy's inaugural freshman class placed the final piece of the puzzle on a presentation board at the opening ceremony in Clarksville Tuesday morning. The students, or learners as termed by the RA, will play an integral role in their own education, using hands-on and project based curriculum to learn new information.

LATEST NEWS POSTS
SOUTHERN INDIANA SPORTS
LOCAL OPINIONS
LOCAL FEATURES
EVENTS CALENDAR
ntxt alerts
e-EDITION
Clark County Readers' Choice
July 2014 Photos


July images from Floyd and Clark counties

You Need To Know Now!
SEASONAL CONTENT
Big Four Bridge opens
Must Read
Facebook
Twitter Updates
AP VIDEO
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue
MARQUEE TEXT ADS