Category: Sports

Centennial Hosts Wrestling Tri-Match with Long Reach and Glenelg

Words: Minah Mubasher

Photos: Delanie Tucker

On December 18, Centennial High School hosted its second tri-match of the season, featuring Long Reach High School and Glenelg High School.

Centennial and Glenelg took the mat first. Unfortunately, Centennial fell early in the match and finished with a final score of 17-50.

Varsity player, Sam Bussink, held the attention of the crowd with his match that lasted two rounds.

Charlie Schmidt managed to score the first few points for Centennial.

Although their match with Glenelg was a loss, Centennial bounced back when they wrestled Long Reach.

The Eagles ended the night with a winning score of 45-15.

Varsity player, Chris Lee, defeated his opponent by tech fall, earning the team 5 points.

Nick Shapiro also won his match, along with Matthew Harris, and state champion, Jason Kraisser.

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Centennial Varsity Boys’ Basketball Falls Short of Completing Comeback Against Broadneck

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

On Wednesday evening, December 19, the Centennial Varsity boys’ basketball team lost their second game to Broadneck High School, putting them at 3-2 overall for the season. This was the first out-of-county opponent that the Varsity boys’ team has faced all year.  

In the first quarter, Broadneck jumped out early with a 19-7 lead. The Eagles struggled to score the ball and get stops on the defensive end.

In the second quarter, Centennial picked up the defensive pressure and only allowed six points. Despite the improved effort on defense, the Eagles were down 25-16 at halftime.

After halftime, Centennial started to find their rhythm on offense and cut the Broadneck lead down to one point in the first three minutes of the third quarter, forcing the Broadneck coach to take a timeout. Despite outscoring their opponent 15-10 in the third quarter, the Eagles were down four points going into the last quarter of the game.

In the fourth, Centennial could not complete the comeback and Broadneck won the game, with a score of 52-42.

The Varsity Boys’ basketball team plays next on December 27 in an out-of-county holiday tournament.

 

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Centennial Girls’ Varsity Basketball Loses Heartbreaker to Reservoir

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Delanie Tucker

On Monday, December 17, Centennial Girls’ Varsity basketball team lost a nail biter to Reservoir by a final score of 34-33.

The game began rather slow due to exceptional defensive play on both sides of the court. It was not until four minutes in, when junior Brook Anderson broke the ice and hit a heavily contested three-pointer. The rest of the first quarter was back-and-forth. The Eagles would end the first quarter with a 9-8 lead.

Despite entering halftime with just a three-point lead, Centennial dominated the second quarter. Throughout the entire quarter, the Eagles struggled to get their shots to fall. Great ball movement led to open shots, but they were unable to convert.  

With 20 seconds left in the first half, senior Jordan Dossett hit a deep three-pointer to beat the shot clock buzzer. Immediately after, senior Ashley Molz and junior Rasa Welsh trapped Reservoir’s point guard in the corner, causing her to travel. The crowd instantly jumped to their feet and applauded the girls as they retreated back to the locker room for halftime.

Centennial controlled the third quarter, allowing Reservoir to score just seven points. They capitalized on turnovers and finished out the third quarter with a 27-22 lead.

The Eagles struggled defensively at the start of the fourth quarter. Reservoir scored two three pointers on back-to-back possessions.

With just 1:30 left to play, Centennial took a two-point lead. On the following defensive possession, Dossett came up with an energizing block, causing Reservoir to call a timeout.

Despite great defensive play from the Eagles, Reservoir found themselves with one last offensive opportunity.

With five seconds left, Reservoir inbounded the ball to their starting point guard. She took one step in and pulled up from beyond the arc. She was fouled with just one tenth of a second left on the clock. She made all three free throws and Reservoir won by a score of 34-33.

The Centennial girls’ basketball team will travel to Broadneck for their next game, Wednesday, December 19.

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CHS Girls’ Varsity Basketball Defeats Long Reach

Words: Emily Hollwedel

Photos: Eliza Andrew

Last Friday, the Varsity Girls’ Basketball team faced Long Reach for the third game of the season. The final score was 57-49, with the Eagles taking the win.

“We played great as a team,” said junior Rasa Welsh. “We moved the ball really well and made the right adjustments as the game went on.”

Welsh also added that one of the best contributors to the game was a collective effort of staying calm under pressure. “We had nothing to lose playing this game,” Welsh said. “We knew that Long Reach was a good team, but [also that] we could handle it.”

In terms of preparing for the next game, Welsh noted that it was going to be difficult. “We really have to work on our passing, getting back on transition, and taking control of the game.”

Varsity Girls’ Basketball will take on the Reservoir Gators at home on Monday, December 17, at 5:30 pm.

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Centennial JV Wrestling Defeats Winters Mills Falcons as Varsity Falls

Words: Minah Mubasher

Photos: Delanie Tucker

Centennial High School hosted last night’s wrestling match against the Winters Mill Falcons from Carroll County.

JV came in strong with Matthew Gries who earned the team its first few points for the night, followed by Ben Shipe, who managed to defeat his opponent in less than a minute. JV ended the night with a three point lead. The final score was 39-26. “We haven’t lost once. We are the best JV in the state,” said JV wrestler Josh Kidwell.

Varsity, however, was not as fortunate as JV. They faced their second defeat of the season. Even though they didn’t win, Chris Lee had the crowd standing in the bleachers with his multi-round suspenseful match. Matteo Dally managed to secure Varsity’ first couple of points. Nick Shapiro had everyone roaring with his impressive takedowns, followed by a 6-point pin from Matt Harris.

The Centennial JV team is looking sharp and expected to do great this season. Varsity is hoping to improve after last night and continue through the season, now working harder than ever.

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Centennial Varsity Boys’ Basketball Destroys Rival Mount Hebron

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Eliza Andrew

On Wednesday December 12, the Centennial Boys’ basketball team hosted arch-rival Mount Hebron. The Eagles smothered Hebron by a final score of 69-44.

After losing their season opener to Atholton last Friday, Centennial came out and dominated throughout the entire game.

The Vikings were able to generate a short run at the start of the game. Centennial was down 6-2 early on, but they were able to put the small, four point deficit behind them. Holding Mount Hebron scoreless for nearly four minutes, the Eagles finished the first quarter leading by a score of 13-9.

Centennial played outstanding defense during the first and second quarters. Their consecutive stops on defense consequently led to near-perfect ball movement and open shots.

Junior Joey Sedlacko and senior Ryan Hollweldel took over in the first half, scoring a combined total 18 points. Centennial ended the first half with a 32-23 lead.

Despite the nine point lead, the Eagles continued to dominate. Hollweldel would finish the game with 18 points of his own, along with 17 points from Sedlacko.

The Vikings found that after a tough first half, they would not be able to recover. After scoring 22 points in the third quarter, Centennial took a strong 54-36 lead.

Poor offensive play would ultimately be Hebron’s demise. Holding the Vikings to just eight points in the fourth quarter, Centennial converted 15 of their 20 free throw attempts to finish them off by a score of 69-44.

A blowout win against Mount Hebron puts the Eagles back at .500.

Centennial will attempt to expand on their 1-1 record Friday December 14. They travel to Long Reach to take on the Lightning at 7:00pm.

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