Category: Sports

Centennial Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Defeats Mount Hebron to Advance to Regional Finals

Words: Joey Sedlacko

On a hot Tuesday afternoon, the Centennial Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse team moved onto the 3A regional final after defeating archrival Mount Hebron 12-8. The Eagles move on to play J.M. Bennett High School on Wednesday night for a chance to go to the state semi-final game.

The Eagles started the game off well with them getting clean looks on goal and playing solid defense. Junior Peter Krawczyk opened up the scoring with a goal assisted by captain Jeremy Wilson with 4:05 left in the first. Senior goalie Jack Schlossberg made multiple saves to keep Mount Hebron off the scoreboard. Centennial went up 1-0 at the end of the first. Even though the score didn’t show it, the Eagles had control of the game.

Early in the second quarter, turnovers plagued Centennial, and Mount Hebron tied up the game 1-1. However, Centennial responded well and quickly caught fire on the offensive end and Mount Hebron did not have an answer for the sudden flurry of scoring. Goals by senior Jeremy Wilson,  senior Michael Pellegrini, sophomore Ty Sams, senior Thomas Thurmond, and junior Charlie Hockersmith would account for five straight goals for the Eagles. Thurmond did an impressive job winning the majority of the faceoffs, and Schlossberg stood his ground in goal, only allowing one goal. Centennial would go up 6-1 at half.

To start the second half, Wilson tacked on two more of his four goals to put Centennial up 8-1. Mount Hebron did not quit and scored three straight to shorten their deficit to 8-4. In the final seconds of the third quarter, a shot by Mount Hebron would end up hitting the post of the goal, bouncing to midfield where Krawczyk could pick it up and pass to Wilson to score with 1.6 seconds left. Going into the fourth quarter, the Eagles had a comfortable 9-4 lead.

The fourth quarter would prove to be a back and forth game. The Eagles scored three goals in the quarter, two coming from Sams to complete a hattrick and one from freshman Andrew Hockersmith. Mount Hebron would go on to score four of their own goals, but the deficit was too large to come back. Centennial was never down throughout the whole game.

Centennial’s Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse is looking to carry this momentum into Wednesday night’s game on the road against J.M. Bennett High School as a chance to go to states is on the line.

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Centennial Girls Varsity Lacrosse Knocked Out of The Playoffs by Vikings

Photos: Eliza Andrew

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Centennial Baseball Defeats Wilde Lake in Back-to-Back Games

Words: Mikayla Martin

Earlier this season, Centennial played at Wilde Lake and the game ended early due to rain after 3 innings. On Monday, May 7 the game continued with Centennial leading 3-2 in the 4th inning. By scoring multiple runs, the Eagles ended the game with a winning score of 14-3.

Centennial and Wilde Lake had another scheduled game against each other right after their makeup game. Centennial took the lead 3-0 by the 5th inning. Wilde Lake came back by the 6th inning causing a 3-3 tie. At this point in the game, both teams were hoping to score the final run to win the game. With Centennial at bat, senior Brenden Cutick made an important hit, allowing sophomore Zack Steen to run home resulting in a win for the Eagles.

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Centennial Girls Varsity Lacrosse Takes on Marriotts Ridge for Senior Night

Words: Natalie Knight-Griffin / Photos: Eliza Andrew

On Friday, May 4, the Centennial girls varsity lacrosse team fell to Marriotts Ridge after celebrating their senior night. A total of nine seniors played in their last home game of their high school career: Julia Grable, Claudia Pilcher, Mary Grace Lambert, Sydney Back, Meghan Moore, Gaby Chausse, Ashley Florenzo, Camden Blevins, and Julia Yates.

The Mustangs came out strong, scoring the first goal of the game within the first 13 seconds. The Eagles struggled to keep up until senior attacker Julia Yates scored a stealthy first goal, bringing the score to 5-1. Ten minutes into the game, Eagles called for a time out after losing steam and falling farther behind. Feeling tired yet more determined than ever, the Eagles re-entered the game hopeful to make a comeback.

Junior Marissa Lagea scored her 100th career goal, making the score 10-2 with five minutes remaining. In the final minutes before the half, the clock continued running during each goal transition with Mustangs in the far lead.

At the end of the half, the Mustangs lead the Eagles at 16-2. Head coach Bethany Cunha inspired the team to keep their heads up as they sat in a circle and cooled down.

At the beginning of the second half, senior midfielder Claudia Pilcher scored the third goal for the Eagles. Pilcher later scored the fourth and final goal for the Eagles, bringing the game to a close at 19-4.

Despite the hard fall to the Mustangs, the Eagles played an intense game and enjoyed their final farewell to seniors.

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Boys Lacrosse Falls to Glenelg On Senior Night

Words: Peyton Leineweber

Photos: Rasa Welsh

The Centennial boys varsity lacrosse team faced Glenelg High School for their senior night on Wednesday, May 2. The team saw ten seniors play in their last home game: Jack Schlossberg, Francis Kim, Dillon Glyder, Thomas Thurmond, Michael Pellegrini, Jeremy Wilson, Zach Trimper, Brandon Shipe, Taran Thielemann, and Dylan Toth will be sorely missed by teammates and coaches.

Glenelg started off the game with a strong presence having four unanswered goals. The Eagles were struggling to get a rhythm going on offense, but junior Charlie Hockersmith, scored a quick goal that was the Eagles first of the game.

Hockersmith immediately scored his second goal with a quick pick up off the draw. The score was 4-2 with the Eagles still hopeful of a comeback. Glenelg began to pull away scoring goal after goal and the Eagles had no answer.

By fourth quarter the game had seemingly slipped away from the Eagles with the Gladiators ahead by a wide margin. Hockersmith delivered once again for the Eagles, scoring back to back goals, topping off his hat trick for the night. Hockersmith played an integral part in keeping the Eagles in the game.

Junior Peter Krawczyk scored two goals and Senior Jeremy Wilson scored one goal in the final minutes of the game. The Eagles came close to beating the Gladiators, but fell short losing 10-7.

The team takes on Howard High School for their final game on Friday, May 4.

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Boys Lacrosse Dominate Rival Hebron Under Friday Night Lights

Words: Peyton Leineweber

Photos: Sydney Beck

The Centennial boys varsity lacrosse team took on long-time rival Mt. Hebron High School on Friday, April 27. The Eagles won 10-3, dominating the whole game on offense and defense.

The game started off with a quick goal from sophomore Connor Carpenter. From there, the Eagles took off, scoring one goal after another. Hebron answered with three goals of their own, however, the deficit proved to be insurmountable.

Senior goalie Jack Schlossberg had an impressive run in the goal saving the majority of shots on goal. Captain Jeremy Wilson was a key player on offense who kept the ball in the Eagles’ possession through the game.

The Eagles’ defense stepped up by playing an aggressive defense that kept the Vikings from getting opportunities to take many shots on goal.

The Eagles take on Fallston High School at home on Monday, April 30.

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Centennial Varsity Softball Loses on the Road Against Howard

Words: Josh Horen

The Centennial varsity softball team lost today, April 26, against the Howard Lions by a score of 10-0.

Howard scored four runs in the first inning and then added six more over the next five innings to make a push for the top spot in the county.

The Eagles did not have a base runner until the fourth inning and their offense struggled at the plate.

Centennial does have a chance to avenge today’s loss however, as they will play Wilde Lake at home tomorrow.

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