Tag: Eliza Andrew

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 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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Centennial Showcases Talent in Annual Dancing With the Staff

Words: Natalie Knight-Griffin

Photos: Eliza Andrew

On October 25, 2018, Centennial’s Senior Dance Company teamed up with a few lucky teachers to perform their annual Dancing With the Staff show.

There were four groups of dancer-teacher performances. In between each group was a video slideshow displaying the partners practicing their moves, most often with the teachers struggling to follow along, but nonetheless having a good time. Dancers interviewed their teachers of choice, asking questions along the lines of their previous dance experience and dance style of choice.

Tensions ran high as the judges debated results and audience members cast their vote. After fifteen minutes of intense discussion and audience voting, the dancers gathered on stage for results. The judges’ choice was Ms. Rebecca Vanover and Divya Proper, and Mr. David Riddler and Jen Solan received Honorable Mention. In fourth was Mr. Kevin Mccoy and Alison Betler, followed by Ms. Tori Hammers and Arya Bhargav. In second was Mr. Edward Fowler and Katie Pistner. Mrs. Erin Parisi and Eshna Ghosh received first for the night.

From rap to Irish dance, to throwback song choices such as “Call Me Maybe,” Dancing with the Staff was a success.

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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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