Category: Sports

Centennial Field Hockey Shuts Out Wilde Lake

Photos and Words: Sarah Kruhm

CHS Field Hockey triumphs over Wilde Lake with a resounding 5-0 shutout! With 17 shots on goal, the Eagles brought their A-game as each goal scored was by a different player. The highlight of the game was when senior Samantha Dippel sunk a shot as she went up against Wilde Lake’s goalie in a successful penalty stroke. As the playoffs approach next week, the Eagles are prepared to bring the heat!

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Allied Soccer Ends Season Undefeated

Photos and Words: Meghan Moore

On Monday, October 16, the Centennial allied soccer team made the journey to Columbia to face off against the Oakland Mills Scorpions for their final regular season match.

Both teams had a strong offense, but the ball primarily stayed in Centennial’s possession. The offense was led by the sister power duo Julia and Evie Howser-Doty. Each of them putting up one of the Eagle’s two goals during the game. Senior Matthew Na also had an impressive game, assisting J. Howser-Doty with her goal.

Our Eagle’s defense was as strong as ever, with senior goalie Mike McCarthy shutting down all but one of Scorpions’ goals the whole game. McCarthy had help from his fierce line of defense: junior Ian Winters and senior Dominic Roybal. Seniors Johnathon Hanks and Yousef Tuni also played a great defensive game, deflecting and intercepting several of the Scorpions’ attempts to take the ball downfield. 

The two teams both gave a valiant effort, and Centennial fought hard for their victory. As the whistle blew at the end of the fourth quarter, the Eagles walked off with the final score being 2-1 Centennial.

While allied soccer’s regular season has come to an end, all Howard County allied soccer teams will be traveling to Howard High School on Wednesday, October 18 for the annual Pumpkin Bowl at 3 PM.

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Juniors Beat Seniors in the Powderpuff Game

Photos: Zach Grable/ Words: Eliza Andrew

After a long and boring, yet chaotic day working hard on PSATs and correcting college essays for the longevity of the morning, there was something exciting for the juniors and seniors to look forward to at the end of the day.  Starting at 6pm Wednesday night, the junior and senior girls were placed head to head in the ultimate battle to compete for the reign of Powderpuff champions.  As the game begun, both teams were getting acclimated to the wet turf and slippery ball because of the damp, drizzling weather.  After this adaption, the juniors took the lead quick, keeping the game at a quick pace, while the seniors were struggling to keep up.  The score was 13 to 6 in the juniors favor at the end of the first half.

The second half was starting out with both teams hungry for victory.  Many intercepted and uncaught balls later, the score was now 19 for the juniors and 18 for the seniors.  It was a devastating loss for the seniors as they were only 1 point away.  For the first time in a long time, the juniors reign over the seniors, becoming the 2017 Centennial Powderpuff Champions.

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Centennial Football is Defeated by Howard Before Homecoming

Photos and Words: Hibah Khan

The 2017 Homecoming Football Game was on Friday, October 13 at Centennial High School against Howard High School. Although the final score of the game was 26-14 with Howard on top, the bleachers were filled with students from Centennial who came to the game to support the JV Football team. Junior Siheir Coleman scored two touchdowns for a total of twelve points. After the first touchdown, Centennial coaches decided to go for a two point conversion, sophomore Justice Murrell ran the ball into the end zone adding two points to the score board. In honor of Homecoming, the marching band dressed up as Star Wars characters for the Halftime Show. Win or lose, it was a fantastic Friday night for the Centennial Eagles, full of spirit, laughs, and a good time.

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Centennial Field Hockey’s Senior Night

Photos: Sydney Beck / Words: Eliza Andrew

After countless days of long and tiring practices, late nights at away games, and many times of irreplaceable memories, the senior class of 2018 is now able to say goodbye to the team that has served them well for the past 4 years. Centennial’s varsity field hockey team played their last home game on Thursday night, against the Marriotts Ridge Mustangs. The 11 seniors, Lauren Muma, Camden Blevins, Samantha Dippel, Ally Parisi, Callie Andrew, Gracie Rockefeller, Julia Grable, Zahraa Hotait, Kate Reis, Grace Rout, and Meg Thompson (accompanied by their manager, Sarah Kruhm), all had their time in the spotlight as each of their names were called out before their game.

The first half of the game, was neck and neck, with the Centennial defense playing very well. The score at halftime was 1-0 in favor of the Mustangs. After the break, both teams came out stronger than ever. The game was tough for both teams, but in the end, Marriotts Ridge came out with a 4-0 victory.  We congratulate the seniors on a great four years!

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Centennial Girls’ Varsity Soccer Dominates Howard

Words: Delanie Tucker

On Tuesday, October 10, the Centennial Girls’ Varsity Soccer team got a big win over Howard high school.  Centennial came out with a 5-0 victory. There were multiple great plays throughout the game and well-earned goals scored by sophomore Piper Berry, junior Mckenna Griffin, and two goals scored by junior Ashley Moltz. The fifth goal was accidental and was conceded by one of Howard’s defenders. Their next game is away at Mount Hebron High School on Thursday, October 12.

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Centennial’s Varsity Field Hockey Loses to Liberty

Words and Photos: Sarah Kruhm

Centennial’s Varsity Field Hockey team fell to the Liberty Lions 4-1 on October 9. The Eagles started out strong, with freshman Lily Sullivan scoring within the first 6 minutes of the game.

Unfortunately, the tables turned as the Eagles fought hard against the Lions with senior goalie Meg Thompson having 12 saves against the Lions. As senior night approaches, the Eagles keep their heads held high as they prepare to bring the heat against the Glenelg Gladiators today at 3:30 PM.

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