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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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Centennial Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Wins Overtime Thriller Versus Rival Mount Hebron

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos: Eliza Andrew

On Friday, April 26, the Centennial Varsity Boys’ Lacrosse team defeated their rival Mount Hebron High School 6-5 in overtime.

The game-winning goal came from senior midfielder Andrew Kauffman who scored with 3:40 left in overtime. Junior attackman Connor Carpenter assisted Kauffman, who was cutting down the middle for the goal which would secure the Eagles the victory.

Early in the first quarter, the Eagles found themselves down 2-0, but were able to regain their momentum on defense to allow no more goals in the second half, leading at halftime 3-2.

It was a back-and-forth game in the second half. Late in the fourth quarter, junior midfielder Ty Sams scored an unassisted goal to tie the game 5-5.

In overtime, sophomore midfielder Ryan Firebaugh won the opening faceoff which gave the Eagles the first opportunity to score which the Eagles converted on.

The boys’ lacrosse team’s next game will be against Glenelg High School on Wednesday, May 1 at 5:30pm.

 

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Centennial Boys’ Lacrosse Keeps Undefeated Season Alive

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos: Adithi Soogoor

On Tuesday, April 9, the Centennial Boys’ Varsity lacrosse team kept their undefeated season alive by defeating Arundel High School 10-4. The Eagles advanced to 7-0 this season.

Centennial was led by senior attackman Peter Krawczyk who scored five goals in the game. Junior attackman Connor Carpenter contributed as well, with two goals of his own. Junior midfielder Ty Sams distributed the ball nicely and finished the game with two assists.

The first half was a defensive game, as Centennial only had a 3-1 halftime lead, but thanks to Krawczyk and his three goals in the third quarter, the Eagles’ offense was able to extend their lead.

The Eagles were in control throughout the entire game. Centennial never allowed Arundel to take the lead.

The boys’ lacrosse team looks to continue their undefeated season when they go up against one of the top teams in the county, Marriotts Ridge High School, on Friday, April 12 at 7:00pm.

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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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