Tag: Hunter Hall

Girls’ Basketball Pulls Out Victory Over Wilde Lake

Words: Paul Drutch

Photos: Hunter Hall

Centennial’s Girls’ Basketball team won on Wednesday, January 13. The Eagles beat Wilde Lake 44-41 in a hard fought game.  

Sophomore Kelly Simmons and senior Kewa Gray led the team in points, scoring 16 and 12 respectively.  Senior Jesse Dunagan contributed to the win by increasing the energy. Dunagan challenged the Wilde Lake offense and defense with her unwavering hustle. This now puts the Lady Eagles record at 5-4.

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Centennial Hockey Defeats the WHO in Senior Night Game

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Centennial Hockey Club

Centennial’s Hockey Club faced-off against The WHO on Friday, January 8, 2016 for their senior night. The WHO is a combo team with players from Wilde Lake, Hammond, and Oakland Mills.

The three seniors honored were; Hunter Hall (captain), Ben Colby (assistant captain), and Scott Yablon (assistant captain). The seniors and their parents walked out on the red carpet while the announcer read a summary of the players’ high school hockey careers and their plans for the future.

Sophomore Michael Hughes scored one goal for the Eagles in the first period, which ended with the Eagles trailing the WHO 1-2.

The Eagles scored four goals in the second period, two from Hughes, one from sophomore Nicholas Priester, and the other from sophomore Franklin Yang. Though the team was able to score four goals, the WHO still dominated the game 5-6.

The Eagles came out hard in the third period and quickly took the lead after Priester scored a goal. Hughes was able to score two additional goals, putting the Eagles ahead of the WHO. The Eagles won the game 8-7. The hockey team will be playing at the Laurel Garden’s Ice House against Glenelg on Tuesday, January 12.

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Lady Eagles Defeat Reservoir in Basketball

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Hunter Hall

On Friday, December 18, the Centennial Girls’ Basketball team took on Reservoir at home, looking to bounce back from a four-point loss on the road against Glenelg.

The Eagles took care of business on Friday, earning a 39-25 win.

Sophomore Kelly Simmons continued her dominating 2015 season by putting up 16 points. Senior Ally Driscoll scored 2 points in her first game back after an ankle injury. Junior Jasmine McCree put up nine points, and senior Kewa Gray had 6 points, senior Jesse Dunagan had four points, and senior Izzie Chausse had two points.

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Ugly Sweater Day

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Hunter Hall

On Friday, December 18, Centennial High School students broke out their ugly sweaters to celebrate the first day of the Winter Spirit Week. Students showed off their ugly sweaters (or their mom’s from the 90’s..) with pride. From old baggy reindeer vests to sparkly or light up Santa sweaters, the halls were filled with holiday cheer.

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Boys’ Basketball Defeats River Hill

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Hunter Hall

On Friday, December 4, the Centennial Boys’ Basketball team headed to River Hill High School to take on the Hawks in a much-anticipated rematch of last season’s thrilling regional final. The Eagles pulled out a 37-35 win.

The first quarter had very few points, with both teams trying to find a rhythm. Senior Tom Brown found his groove quickly, and seemed taking the scoring responsibilities on himself. Fellow senior Michael Merkey also added a three pointer in the first quarter to keep it close, but the Eagles would be down by four entering the second quarter.

During the second quarter, the Eagles offense picked up the pace. On defense, senior EJ Fowler, along with Merkey, Brown, and junior Elijah White held down the river Hill offense. This energy allowed the Eagles to take the lead 17-14 at the end of the half.

In the second half, senior Javon Smith came up big, making solid plays on both sides of the court. Sophomore Andrew Hohmaan made his varsity debut and impressed the crowd. Hohmann crashed the boards and made tough shots while getting fouled that gave the team life in the third quarter.

While Brown was the star on offense after finishing with 16 points, it was Smith who closed the game for the Eagles. With the game tied at 35 with under two seconds left, the senior stepped up to the free throw line, With the opposing student section making as much noise as they could, Smith was calm, cool, and collected as he sank both free throws.

Along with Brown’s 16 points, Smith finished with eight, Merkey and Fowler had three, Hohmann finished with six, and White had one point.

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Winter Spectacular

Words: Diana Cagas

Photos: Izzie Chausse and Hunter Hall

On the evenings of December 3 and 4, Centennial’s music and art groups performed their annual Winter Spectacular. With both shows starting at 7 pm, the full ensemble transformed the school auditorium into a winter wonderland.

The Winter Spectacular involved various fine arts groups showcasing their musical talents. The show featured performances from Madrigals, the orchestra, Musical Theatre, Drill Team, Junior and Senior Dance Company, Color Guard, and Jazz Band.

The fun-filled show started with all performing groups singing the crowd favorite “Snow Business.” After the song, the stage lights dimmed down and the Madrigals appeared on stage in their Renaissance attire, performing “Deck the Halls.” Other songs they performed were “Here We Come a-Caroling,” “Carol, Singers Carol,” and “Ding-a-Ding-a-Ding”.

After the Madrigals’ first number, members from the orchestra tuned their instruments to “Sleigh Ride”. While singing on stage, Musical Theatre also danced to “Winter Wonderland,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” and “Here Comes Santa Claus.”

Aside from singing, both Junior and Senior Dance Company took the stage as they danced to songs such as “Frosty the Snowman,” “Mele Kalikimaka,” “Snow,” and “The Nutcracker Suite”.

Color Guard twirled their flags to “Somewhere in My Memory” from the family Christmas movie, Home Alone. Under the conducting of band director David Matchim, Jazz Band played “Feliz Navidad” and they were joined by all performing groups as they danced and sang, closing the night.

The show was filled with an audience packed from the front of the auditorium to the back. The Winter Spectacular was also performed for 8th graders from different middle schools during the school day on December 4. It truly was a spectacular show.

If you missed the opportunity to watch the Winter Spectacular, there are always more chances to see it in following years!

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National Signing Day

Words: Paul Drutch

Photos: Hunter Hall

On November 11, National Signing Day, various Centennial student-athletes signed commitment letters to the colleges where they intend to play a sport. Mrs. Hafets announced each person to the table where they signed their letter to their chosen college, surrounded by loved ones and friends.  The senior athletes who signed included Austin Kraisser (wrestling at Campbell University), Samantha Courtemanche (lacrosse at Coastal Carolina University), Michael Moore (lacrosse at Wingate University), Emily Allen (softball at Salisbury University), and Devin McIntyre (lacrosse at Salisbury University).

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