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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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Centennial Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse Victorious in Season Opener

Words: Joey Sedlacko

On Friday, March 22, Centennial Girls’ Varsity lacrosse started off the 2018-19 season
strong with a 15-10 victory over Wilde Lake High School.

Sisters Marissa and Lou Lagera helped lead the Eagles to victory. The sisters combined for nine out of the 15 goals for Centennial. Sophomore Lou Lagera scored five goals and had three assists while senior Marissa Lagera scored four goals. Junior Rasa Welsh led the team with four assists.

The Eagles’ offense scored six goals in the first half to go into halftime leading 6-5. The Eagles never looked back and scored another nine goals in the second half to secure the victory.

The Girls’ Varsity lacrosse team is looking to improve after finishing with a
record of 4-10 and reaching the second round of the playoffs last season. The Eagles have only one senior, Marissa Lagera, on the team this season.

The Girls’ Varsity lacrosse team will take on Atholton High School on Tuesday, March 26,
at home for their second game of the season.

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Jason Kraisser Wins His Fourth State Championship

Words: Joey Sedlacko

On Saturday, March 2, Centennial senior Jason Kraisser won his fourth state championship in four years at the MPSSAA state championships at The Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Kraisser defeated Josh Stokes from Huntingtown High School in the 152-pound, 4A/3A final to make him the eighth Maryland public-school wrestler to win four state titles. The state championship match between Kraisser and Stokes was a rematch of last year’s state final.

The Kraisser family has dominated the sport for many years. The family has now won a combined 12 state championships: four by Jason, four by his older brother Nathan, three by his second older brother Austin, and one by his father Cliff.

The victory on Saturday sealed an undefeated 40-0 season for Kraisser. Kraisser finished with a career Varsity record of 159-4.

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Centennial Girls’ Varsity Basketball Season Comes to an End

Words: Joey Sedlacko

On Tuesday, March 5, Centennial Girls’ Varsity basketball traveled to Long Reach High
School to take on the Lightning. Unfortunately for the Eagles, they were eliminated from the 3A East Regional Playoffs after being defeated 69-45.

The first quarter was a fast-paced game and Long Reach was able to jump out to a 15-9
lead, due to the Lightning’s three three-pointers in the quarter.

Costly turnovers by the Eagles allowed Long Reach to extend their lead to 30-16 in the
second quarter, causing Centennial head coach Robert Slopek to take a timeout.

The timeout proved to be effective as Centennial went on a 8-0 scoring run towards the
end of the second quarter to cut the lead to six. Junior Brook Anderson scored six of the eight points during the run and finished with a team-high of 12 points.

However, the Eagles still trailed 32-24 going into halftime.

In the second half, Long Reach continued to shoot well behind the three-point line and
played exceptional defense to seal them the victory.

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Centennial Girls’ Varsity Basketball Moves onto Second Round of Playoffs

Words: Joey Sedlacko

On Friday, March 1, Centennial Girls’ Varsity basketball dominated Atholton High School in the first round of 3A East Regional Playoffs, winning 63-29.

The Eagles got off to a hot start and took a commanding 16-0 lead in the first quarter. Smothering defense by the Eagles allowed Centennial to get easy points in transition. Centennial also had no trouble knocking down open shots and went into halftime leading 35-8.

In the second half, Centennial showed no signs of slowing down and cruised to a 24-point victory.

The Eagles were led by senior Ashley Molz who scored 15 points in the game and junior Brook Anderson. Anderson hit a school-record, seven three-pointers in a game, and finished with 24 points. After her performance on Friday, Anderson is now the school’s all-time leader in three-pointers made in a season.

Centennial looks to continue their momentum into the second round of the playoffs on Tuesday, March 5, when they face co-county champion and top-seeded Long Reach High School.

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