Tag: Joey Sedlacko

Centennial Volleyball Falls to Rival Mount Hebron

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

On Thursday, September 19, the Centennial Volleyball team lost their second county game to rival Mount Hebron by a score of 3-1.

The volleyball team looks to bounce back this weekend when they take on Arundel High School on September 21.

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Centennial Varsity Girls’ Soccer Secures Victory after Strong All-Around Performance

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos:  Noorie Kazmi

On Tuesday, September 10, the Centennial Varsity Girls’ Soccer team won their first in-county game after defeating their opponent Howard High School by a score of 3-1. 

In the first half, Centennial struck first when senior Carolina Pellegrini scored the opening goal of the game with 7:30 left. Less than three minutes later, junior Olivia Antonelli added a goal of her own to increase the Eagles’ lead to 2-0. 

Multiple big saves by senior goalie Ashley Bilger in the first half kept Howard off the scoreboard and the Eagles went into halftime with the two-goal lead.

10 minutes into the second half, the Centennial offense was able to score their third straight goal of the game due to the efforts of senior Sarah Sopchick.

With 8:14 left in the game, Howard scored a goal to cut the Centennial lead to 3-1, but it was too late for Howard. The Eagles defense held strong and secured their first in-county victory. 

The girls’ soccer team looks to continue their undefeated season when they take on rival Mount Hebron High School at home on September 12.

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Centennial Football Shows Signs of Improvement Despite Losing First Game

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

On Friday, September 6, the Centennial Varsity Football team lost their first game of the season to opponent Catonsville High School by a score of 32-7. 

In the first quarter, the Catonsville Comets jumped out to a 6-0 lead after scoring two field goals.

The Comets continued to extend their lead in the second quarter after scoring four touchdowns, and went into halftime with a 32-0 lead.

In the second half, the Eagles stepped up defensively and shut out Catonsville, allowing zero points in both the third and fourth quarter.

The highlight of the game came in the fourth quarter when senior wide receiver Anthony Matthews caught an 18 yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Malik Chester for Centennial’s first points of the season.

Although the Eagles did not reach their goal of winning the game, senior safety and running back Muchiri Mbugua is focusing on the positives the team can take away from the game.

“I think the most obvious thing is that we put up points. You look back to last year and we were unable to do that for the entire season. Also, although we gave up 32 points in the first half, we readjusted some things on defense and shut them out in the second half,” said Mbugua.

Mbugua sees there is room for improvement for the football team as well. 

“Our team can improve in all facets of the game. We are all going to review the film from the game and clean up our mistakes, both individually and as a team. I keep saying that although it’s not the step we wanted, it was still a step in the right direction.”

The Eagles will have the chance to bounce back next week on the road when they face Francis Scott Key High School on September 13.

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Tennis State Championships at the WLTC

Words: Hoang-Phi Quy & Joey Sedlacko

After a terrific season of various scrimmages and games, the Centennial Tennis season wrapped up with the state tournament, held at the Wilde Lake Tennis Club on May 24 and 25.

Centennial started the tournament strongly. Centennial’s Olivia Tsai and Christopher Chen achieved third place in the mixed doubles bracket.

In the boys’ singles bracket, Richard Huang fell out early in the quarterfinals against Bel Air.

However, Danny Ho and Ryan Huang made it to the finals in the boys’ doubles bracket, losing only to Rockville.

Later in the tournament, Centennial’s high placements continued with Rose Huang, who finished in third place in the girls’ singles bracket.

The tennis team finished off strong in the final matches, with players Shreya Vallimanalan and Abby Jackson finishing in second place in the girls’ doubles bracket.

The tennis team earned first place overall in the point system. Centennial finished with 36 points in the state tournament and 26 points in the regional tournament, for a combined total of 62 points. Huntington High School came in second with 52 points.

Photos contributed by Principal Cynthia Dillon

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Centennial Varsity Baseball Season Comes to a Close

Words: Joey Sedlacko

On Tuesday, May 14, the Centennial Varsity Baseball team lost in the 3A East regional semi-final to Atholton High School which would mark the end of the season and an impressive playoff run for the baseball team.

Centennial started the playoffs strong with a 7-1 first round victory over Long Reach High School on May 10. In the second round, Centennial shut-out top-seeded Reservoir High School 4-0 to advance to the regional semi-final game.

Junior Zack Steen was locked in versus Reservoir and led the team to victory with his strong pitching performance. Steen pitched six innings, allowing zero runs and had nine strikeouts.

After defeating Reservoir, the Eagles faced Atholton High School.

Senior Jake Ewart pitched a solid six innings only allowing two runs on six hits, but the Eagles struggled to find their rhythm offensively and lost 2-0 to Atholton.

Centennial Varsity Baseball finished with a final record of 11-10 on the season.

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Centennial Varsity Boys’ Lacrosse Defeats Howard on Senior Night

Words: Joey Sedlacko

On Friday, May 3, the Centennial Varsity Boys’ Lacrosse team finished the regular season strong with a victory on their senior night, defeating Howard High School 7-2.

Seniors Noah Bussink, Matt Demme, David Gostomski, Charlie Hockersmith, Andrew Kauffman, Gavin Kemp, Peter Krawczyk, Thomas Martin, and Stafford Smith were recognized on Friday night.

The game started off slowly for both teams, and at the end of the first half, the score was tied 1-1. Senior attackman Peter Krawczyk had the lone goal for the Eagles.

It was a game focused on defense, but the Eagles were able score two goals in the third quarter to go up 3-2.  It was not until the fourth quarter that Centennial started to pull away.

Centennial scored four unanswered goals to secure the 7-2 victory. Krawczyk finished with a team high three goals. Juniors Connor Carpenter and Ty Sams led the team in assists, each with one apiece.

The Eagles will play at home for their first playoff game on May 10. The start time and the opponent is yet to be determined.

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Centennial Varsity Softball Celebrates Senior Night

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

The Centennial Varsity Softball team honored one senior, Grace Bennett, at their senior night on Wednesday, May 1.

The softball team was defeated 10-3 by rival Mount Hebron High School. A seven-run second inning for Mount Hebron secured the victory for the Vikings, making the Eagles’ record now 9-7.

Centennial players Bennett and juniors Jordan Hinz and Ester Kim all had multiple hits in the game.

The softball team was scheduled to play their last home game on May 6 at 4:00pm; however, due to poor field conditions, it has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

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