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Friday, March 24, 2023

Charleston (A.K.A.) Title Town USA

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Title Town USA…a moniker made famous by the town of Green Bay, Wisconsin during the early years of the Vince Lombardi era Packers and their NFL and Super Bowl championships of the 1960s. In the town of Charleston, Arkansas, the title is just as appropriate in Arkansas high school athletics.

Yes, the illustrious history of conference and state championships, in virtually every sport, is truly impressive. The Tigers and their loyal fan base have enjoyed levels of success that few communities have experienced. Tiger fans have witnessed consistent excellence each school year. And this year will be no different; expect the Tigers to return to their winning ways in all sports in 2019-20.

The new athletic seasons are just around the corner, and Tigers players in all fall sports as well as cheerleaders, dance team, and marching band are all working hard to start the new school year.

Tigers fans can watch the Resident Press for preseason articles for all Charleston teams in the next two weeks leading up to the start of the fall campaigns. But for now, here is a list of the first upcoming events that every Tigers fan needs to know to start another year of Charleston athletics.

Football Black / Gold Scrimmage (no admission charge) August 10

(Little League at 4 p.m., 7th Grade at 5:30 p.m., and senior high at approximately 6:20 p.m.)

Volleyball Black / White Scrimmage, August 15, 5 p.m.

(Donations of towels, hairbands, laundry detergent, etc., accepted at the door. No admission charge.) 7th grade, junior, and senior high matches.

Volleyball AAA benefit match vs. Hackett, August 20, 4 p.m. $5 admission at the door; all proceeds benefit the AAA catastrophic injury fund)

Volleyball at AAA Preview Jamboree at Harding Academy, Searcy, August 24. No bracket play.

So, Charleston fans…as we admire the billboard that proudly displays the state championship teams of the past to all residents and visitors who enter the community on highway 22, one thought may need to be remembered…with possible new state titles on the horizon for the Charleston Tigers… we may need a bigger sign!

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Jim Best
Jim Best is a man of many talents. His storied career in Arkansas education led him to a new passion, and hidden gifts in sports journalism.
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