Category: Sports

Centennial Varsity Girls’ Softball Destroys Atholton

Words: Shawn Kruhm

On Wednesday, April 3, the Centennial Girls’ softball team forced a mercy rule and defeated Atholton by a final score of 14-1.

Centennial dominated in the field and at the plate. Junior Jordan Hinz pitched a full game. She finished with 10 strikeouts and allowed just two hits.

Despite an outstanding performance from Hinz, she could not have done it without assistance from her teammates.

The Eagles came out swinging, scoring a quick five runs in the second inning. The girls continued to dominate throughout the following innings.

In the fourth inning, they cycled through the entire order and scored eight runs.

Junior commit Lauren Marcotte finished with three hits, including one double, one run batted in, and one stolen base.

Centennial will look to improve their 4-3 record on Friday, April 5 at Oakland Mills.

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Centennial Hosts a Track and Field Meet

Words: Sarah Paz

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

On Tuesday, April 2, Centennial hosted a track and field meet. Atholton, Howard, Long Reach, Mount Hebron and Reservoir competed.

The Centennial sprinting team excelled in all of their events. Both the girls’ and boys’ sprinting teams won second place in the 400-meter relay race. Senior Marco Ayhon and junior Tyler Dan scored in the top ten of the 200-meter race.

The Centennial distance team raced especially well in the 800-meter race. Seniors Alison Betler and Katie Pistner and sophomore Michelle Weaver scored in the top 20, while sophomores Jake Cole, Fernando Duraes and Andrew Bank, along with junior Jacob Muma were in the top 15.

Sophomore jumper Victoria Pearson scored fifth in the triple-jump, and sophomore Liam Lovering won first in the discus event.

The Centennial track and field team will be competing in the Pikesville Track and Field Invite this Saturday, April 6.

 

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Centennial Varsity Baseball Week in Review

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos: Adithi Soogoor

Centennial Varsity baseball earned their first and second victories of the season last week after winning two straight games against Hammond High School and Wilde Lake High School.

On Tuesday, March 26, the Eagles defeated Hammond High School 4-1 after a strong pitching performance by sophomore Conarie Steinbach. Steinbach allowed only one hit and one run over five innings pitched. The Eagles jumped out to an early lead scoring all four of their runs in the first three innings to secure the victory.

The baseball team then faced Wilde Lake High School the next day on March 27, where they were able to win 9-0. Again, the Eagles’ pitching led the team to victory as senior Matt Durkee pitched five scoreless innings and only allowed two hits. Offensively, nine different players got at least one hit for Centennial.

The Eagles’ winning streak ended on Friday, March 29, after an 8-3 loss against rival Mount Hebron High School.

The baseball team’s in-county record is now 2-2 and overall 2-3.

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Centennial Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse Victorious in Season Opener

Words: Joey Sedlacko

On Friday, March 22, Centennial Girls’ Varsity lacrosse started off the 2018-19 season
strong with a 15-10 victory over Wilde Lake High School.

Sisters Marissa and Lou Lagera helped lead the Eagles to victory. The sisters combined for nine out of the 15 goals for Centennial. Sophomore Lou Lagera scored five goals and had three assists while senior Marissa Lagera scored four goals. Junior Rasa Welsh led the team with four assists.

The Eagles’ offense scored six goals in the first half to go into halftime leading 6-5. The Eagles never looked back and scored another nine goals in the second half to secure the victory.

The Girls’ Varsity lacrosse team is looking to improve after finishing with a
record of 4-10 and reaching the second round of the playoffs last season. The Eagles have only one senior, Marissa Lagera, on the team this season.

The Girls’ Varsity lacrosse team will take on Atholton High School on Tuesday, March 26,
at home for their second game of the season.

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Centennial Sports for Life Class Loses to Homewood Basketball Team

Words & Photos: Jenna Marie Torres

On Friday, March 15, the Centennial sports for life class lost to the Homewood basketball team. The close game was nothing less than electrifying.

In the first quarter, Centennial took the lead with a score of 11-10.

By halftime, the game gained intensity at an astonishing rate. Homewood took the lead by scoring three 3-point shots and four aggressive layups. Centennial, however, changed up their scoring strategy by making seven layups and only one 3-point shot. At the end of the second quarter, Homewood led 30-27.

Both teams kept their high spirits through the third quarter, but the final quarter is where both teams made the game intense for the crowd.

Rob Hix made the biggest impact in the final moments of this game. His quick feet and aggressive play made the competitive fight for victory even more desired.

With a close score of 52-46, the win went to Homewood after an impressive game-ending 2-point dunk on Homewood’s side.

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JV Boys Basketball Season in Review

Words: Thomas Hitt

On Tuesday February 26, the Centennial Boys’ Junior Varsity basketball team concluded their season with a record of 21-1.

Christian Sanders, the coach of the boys’ Centennial JV basketball team said, “We set the bar very high and expect to win every game… efficiently [using] practice time to be ready to play what turns out to be a long season.”

The JV basketball team is similar to the Varsity team regarding structure and style. “Our players are coachable, seem to buy-in to our system, and [execute it in games].” Coach Sanders is proud to be apart of such a successful team.

“I thought we were one of the best JV teams at this school in awhile,” said Bryson Baker, a sophomore and captain of the team. “I thought we handled the pressure of trying to go undefeated well, since teams would try their hardest to end our winning streak.”

Baker explained that the team had difficulty starting in the first half however in the second half they would come back and win. “We showed a lot of toughness in crucial road games against Howard, Hammond, and Hebron,” said Baker.

Starters on the team would score points however players from the bench would come into the game and score crucial points as well.

In a review of this year’s basketball season, the JV Boys’ basketball team had their only loss against Atholton, losing by only two points.

“[The] Howard [basketball team] proved to be a top-level team, [falling to the Centennial JV team] twice by double digits” Sanders said.

Lastly, the win against Wilde Lake allowed the JV team to clinch a place at the top of the county for the second year in a row.

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