Tag: Gabby Fairley

Girls’ Lacrosse Trumps Hebron in First Round of Playoffs

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Zach Grossman

On Wednesday, May 10, the Centennial Girls’ Lacrosse team defeated rival Mount Hebron in the first round of 3A Playoffs.

Though the Vikings quickly took the lead by a goal, the Eagles fought back and senior Laurie Bracey scored, tying the game at one. Bracey scored again, followed by a goal from junior Claudia Pilcher, giving the Eagles a 3-2 lead. The game remained close in the first half and Pilcher scored two more goals, giving the Eagles a 5-4 lead going into the second half.

In the second half, Hebron came out firing and scored tying the game at 5. However, Bracey and Pilcher both put balls in the net which gave the Eagles a two goal cushion. Freshman goalie Sarah Thorman made some impressive saves which kept the Eagles in the lead for the majority of the game. The teams fought hard and ended up tied at 7, making the game go into overtime.

The Eagles started overtime with a drive down the field, but were unable to score. The Vikings quickly got their own opportunity, but the Eagles’ defense, led by seniors Ryleigh Ahearn and Gabby Fairley were able to stop them from scoring.

The Eagles once again drove down the field. The game took a turn when sophomore Marissa Lagera was fouled and got a penalty shot. As soon as the whistle blew, Lagera nailed the ball past the Hebron keeper, winning the game.

The Eagles will move on to the second round of the 3A Playoffs. The next game is on Friday, May 12, against the Glenelg Gladiators.


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Girls’ Lacrosse Wins Big on Senior Night

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Laila Abu-Ghaida

On Friday, May 5, Centennial Girls’ Lacrosse honored their “señioritas” on Senior Night. The Eagles played against the River Hill Hawks.

Before the game, seniors Ryleigh Ahearn, Laurie Bracey, Gabby Fairley, and Madi Griffin were escorted by their families onto the field and given gifts.

The Eagles quickly took control of the game, scoring multiple goals against the Hawks. Centennial’s defense held off River Hill’s offensive advances and kept them to one goal in the first half. The Eagles had a 10-1 lead going into halftime.

The second half went the same way as the first half and the Eagles scored five more goals to win the game 15-1.

Lead scorers from the game were Bracey (4), freshman Rasa Welsh (4), junior Claudia Pilcher (3), and sophomore Marissa Lagera (2).

The Eagles will play on Wednesday, May 10, against Mt. Hebron in the first round of playoffs.

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National Signing Day

Words: Zach Grable

National Signing Day was on Friday, November 11. Centennial had five seniors that signed this fall.

Three athletes signed to play lacrosse; Laurie Bracey who signed with the University of Maryland, Gabby Fairley who committed to the University of Vermont, and Mason Smith who signed with York College of Pennsylvania. Centennial also had Camryn Allen sign to play volleyball at Towson University and Mary Margaret Baldy signed to Ursinus College to play field hockey.

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Volleyballs Falls Short in Sectional Finals

Words: Zach Grable

On Wednesday, November 9, the Centennial Eagles Girls’ Varsity Volleyball team played at Mount Hebron, where they played in the 3A Sectional Finals.

Being one of the biggest rivalries in the county, the game attracted many fans, and both sides were full.

In the first set, the crowd was extremely energetic, and following every point, the Hebron or Centennial side roared with excitement. Both teams were very skilled, which resulted in a very even first set. However, towards the middle of the set, the Eagles brought up their pace and began to gain a lead. Seniors Camryn Allen and Gabby Fairley shined as they aided Centennial through their first set victory. They scored multiple points which went unanswered by the Vikings. They kept this lead until the end, winning the first set 25-20.

During the second set, the Vikings played hard and quickly took the lead. Despite Centennial’s best efforts, they were not able to bounce back and lost 25-16.

The third set was similar to the first, with both teams battling for the lead. The crowd was chanting, screaming, and trying to get in the opposing team’s head as the Vikings and Eagles fought for the upper hand. Centennial gained the lead first, scoring three points in a row. Hebron quickly answered to put them ahead. Although Centennial’s defense was playing great, they could not hold the Vikings from scoring. The score was 21-17 before Centennial Coach Michael Bossom took a timeout to calm things down. However, the Vikings continued to score and won the third set, 25-21.

The series was 2-1, Herbon. The fourth set began with Hebron on top, with the Eagles close behind. As the Vikings gained a larger lead, Bossom was forced to take yet another timeout to strategize with his team.

The Eagles lost in a heartbreaking effort, 25-16. Centennial fought long and hard the entire season, but all great things must eventually come to an end.

The Eagles hope to have a good team next year with many of their young, yet experienced players.

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Volleyball Moves onto Sectional Finals

Words: Zach Grable

On Monday, November 7, the Centennial Eagles Girls’ Varsity Volleyball team took on the Wilde Lake Wildecats for the second round of playoffs.

The Wildecats were no match for the Eagles’ fierce defending, led by seniors Gabby Fairley and Camryn Allen, and aggressive attacking, led by senior Rachel Mathew. Centennial was ahead for all of the first set and secured the first set, 25-17.

Clutch plays by Allen and sophomore Camila Cavero helped keep the Eagles up in the second set as well. Wilde Lake put little pressure on Centennial as the second set turned out to be another unchallenging win, 25-16.

The Eagles sealed the win by winning the third set, 25-16. They outmatched the Wildecats both offensively and defensively.

The Eagles will be facing off against their biggest rival, Mount Hebron, on Wednesday, November 9, for the Sectional Finals.

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Volleyball Senior Night

Words: Kieran Senisi

On Tuesday October 25,  Centennial High School Volleyball took on the Long Reach Lightning for their Senior Night game.  

The Eagles had a dominating game, winning in three sets. What made this night even more special was the fact that it was Centennial’s Senior Night.  The seniors honored were Camryn Allen, Anna Chan, Gabby Fairley, Sabrina Han, and Rachel Mathew. Each senior walked out with their families while the rest of the team read speeches to them thanking them for their dedication to the team.

The Eagles will play at Howard for the last game of the season.

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Girls’ Lacrosse Senior Night

On Tuesday, May 3, Centennial Girl’s Varsity Lacrosse defeated the Oakland Mills Scorpions 18-0.

Seniors Izzie Chausse, Peyton Conley, Samantha Courtemanche, Allie Durkee, Devin McIntyre, and Megan Oliver were honored with flowers and gifts. Senior managers Rachel Braun and Reese Western were also thanked for their contributions to the team during the season.

The Eagles offense generated a multitude of opportunities and the defense kept the Scorpions off the scoreboard.

McIntyre had four goals, Courtemanche had three, Chausse and Conley had two, Durkee, Oliver, juniors Laurie Bracey, Gabby Fairley, and Madi Griffin, along with sophomore Claudia Piltcher and freshman Marissa Lagera each had one goal.

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Volleyball Loses to River Hill in Regional Final

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Izzie Chausse

On Wednesday, November 11, the Centennial Volleyball team traveled to River Hill to battle for the 3A East Regional Title.

After a valiant effort, the Eagles fell to the Hawks in 4 games, losing 3-1.

After a competitive first set, the Hawks powered through for a 25-23 victory over the Eagles.

The second set belonged to the Eagles. Behind senior captain Emily Allen, they were able to grind out a 26-24 win.

The Hawks would find a rhythm in the third set, coming out on top 25-17 and setting the stage for a do or die final game for the Eagles.

The Eagles came out on fire, racing out to an 11-3 lead behind senior Taylor Anderson and juniors Rachel Mathew and Camryn Allen.

Unfortunately for the Centennial team, it was the Hawks night to shine, as they came soaring back to take the final game, and the match, 25-20.

Although the season didn’t end the way the team had hoped, head coach Michael Bossom led the team to an impressive season.

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Volleyball Defeats Hebron in 3A Playoffs

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Izzie Chausse

On Monday, November 9, Centennial Volleyball conquered Mt. Hebron in the second round of playoffs.

In the first set, the Vikings came out strong, and the Eagles were quickly down 4-7.  As the set progressed, the Eagles were able to come back and win off of a kill from junior Rachel Mathew.

Entering the second set, the Eagles capitalized on their lead and defeated the Vikings 25-19 off of a kill from junior Gabby Fairley.

The Eagles were up two sets to none, and had a lot of momentum in the third set. The Eagles impressed the crowd by winning the third and final set 25-11 when senior Emily Allen nailed the ball onto the Hebron side.

The Eagles will take on River Hill on Wednesday, November 11.

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