Category: Sports

Varsity Boys’ Soccer Loses to Mount Hebron 2-0

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos: Eliza Andrew


On Friday, October 12, the Centennial Varsity Boys Soccer team lost their fourth game of the season to their rival Mount Hebron High School.

The Mount Hebron defense limited the Eagles’ attack to few scoring opportunities throughout the game to secure their 2-0 victory.

Mount Hebron scored the first goal seven minutes into the first half. The Eagles failed to clear the ball after a cross by Mount Hebron was sent in near the front of the goal, and a Mount Hebron player tapped the ball in to put the Vikings up 1-0.

Despite giving up the early goal, Centennial settled into the game and kept their composure.

Throughout the rest of the first half, the Eagles went on the attack and applied pressure on the Mount Hebron defense. Two shots went just wide of the post for Centennial, and a header off of a free kick nearly went in, but the Mount Hebron goalie was able to save the ball.

The Eagles went into halftime trailing 1-0.

In the second half, both teams struggled to find their rhythm offensively, and did not have many scoring chances.

However, with 15 minutes remaining in the game, a Centennial defender committed a foul in the penalty box, granting Mount Hebron a penalty kick. Mount Hebron was able to capitalize on Centennial’s defensive error by scoring the penalty kick and going up 2-0.

The Eagles’ efforts to accomplish a comeback fell short as the Mount Hebron defense was able to hold onto their team’s lead and win the game.

The Varsity Boys Soccer team will be taking on Oakland Mills High School at home in their next game of the season on October 16 at 5:30pm.


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Centennial’s Varsity Girls’ Soccer Is Victorious Over Mount Hebron Vikings

Words: Delanie Tucker


On Friday, October 12, Centennial’s Varsity Girls Soccer team took on Mount Hebron High School, coming out with a 3-1 victory.

Both the Eagles and the Vikings played hard, but in the end, the Eagles possessed the ball better, only letting up enough to let Mount Hebron get through their backline once.

Centennial’s goals came from sophomore Lindsey Han, junior Carolina Pellegrini and senior Courtney McVicker.

Since the game took place on a Friday night at the same time the football team would typically be playing, the marching band and Centennial’s cheerleaders performed.

The marching band celebrated their senior night prior to the game.

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Varsity Boys Soccer Loses to Reservoir

Words & Photos: Delanie Tucker

On Tuesday, October 2, the Centennial Boys Varsity Soccer team took a devastating loss to Reservoir High School.

After a long, hard fought game, the boys had to settle on a 2-0 score-line.

Though the outcome was not as anticipated, the team fought hard to keep it at two, and tried to get one on the board for themselves. Reservoirs defense held strong, but Centennial put up quite a fight.

The game was very aggressive, and Reservoir received four yellow cards for their physicality, while Centennial only received one.

River Hill High School will host the Eagles in their next game on Thursday, October 4.

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Through a Tiebreaker, Centennial Cross Country Captures the Howard County Invitational Title

Words: Celina Wong

On September 8, 2018, the Centennial Girls Cross Country team scored big by beating Howard High School in a tiebreaker, securing the Howard County Invitational title.

In cross country, the top five runners are considered to be ‘scoring runners.’ Whatever place each runner earns tallies up into a total point value. During this race, the top five runners from both Centennial and Howard had the same total score.

Centennial’s sixth runner, junior, Apoorva Ajith, broke the tie score of 65 points, beating Howard’s sixth runner by a mere six seconds.

“I was elated,” said Ajith about the win. “I was proud of my team and myself and just happy I made a difference to help the team win.”

Ajith explained how this title sets the tone for the rest of the season.

“I think this [win] shows how serious we are about the state title and it really boosted morale for us to just keep pushing.”

Senior captain, Cora Blount, commented on how the underclassmen will perform next year without the support of the seniors.

“I think it will be hard for the underclassmen because they’ve had us on the team since freshman year, but the juniors will be able to fulfill the role.”

The girls also competed on the iconic Bull Rull course on September 22. Blount and Alison Betler placed 12th and 19th, respectively. Overall, the girls scored 217 points and placed 8th. Centennial High School will continue to fight for their spot in the county at a tri-meet on Wednesday, October 17, at River Hill High School.

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Centennial’s Allied Soccer Team Loses Tough Game to Atholton

Words and Photos: Shawn Kruhm

On Monday, October 1, Centennial Allied Soccer was defeated by a score of 4-1.

The game started off slow, leaving both teams scoreless at the end of the first quarter. It was not until the end of the second quarter that Centennial took a 1-0 lead.

With just fifteen seconds left in the half, Senior, Hassan Hamound scored Centennial’s lone goal of the day.

An astounding first half shutout was due to Mike McCarthy’s three saves in goal, and numerous defensive stops and clears from Ian Winters.

Once the second half kicked off, the Eagles began to struggle, allowing two goals in under 45 seconds. Atholton finished the third quarter with three goals of their own, taking a 3-1 lead.

Atholton added to their lead with one final goal in the fourth quarter to take down  Centennial 4-1.

Centennial hopes to bounce back strong against Hammond today at 3:00 pm.

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Centennial Varsity Football Loses Homecoming Game Versus Mount Hebron

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos: Eliza Andrew

​On Friday night, fans packed the stands to watch the Centennial Varsity football team compete against their rival Mount Hebron High School.


​Centennial struggled to contain the Mount Hebron running game, and the Eagles’ costly turnovers on the offensive side caused them to lose by a score of 47-0.


​Both teams had trouble jump-starting their offense, but Mount Hebron ended up scoring first with a rushing touchdown and five minutes remaining in the first quarter.


Centennial found success in junior running backs Justice Murrell and AJ Awosika, who were getting good yardage and helping the offense drive down the field. However, a fumble by Centennial recovered by Mount Hebron took away the Eagles’ momentum.


At the end of the first half, Centennial was able to keep the score close and Mount Hebron was only up 13-0.

Centennial fought hard, but the players looked to have run out of energy.

The Mount Hebron offense took control of the game and the Vikings ended up taking down Centennial on Homecoming night 47-0.


The football team will take on River Hill next Friday at 7pm.

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