Tag: Melissa Notti

Centennial Girls’ Varsity Basketball Celebrates Their Seniors

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Melissa Notti

On Thursday, February 13, the girls’ Varsity basketball team hosted River Hill on their senior night. 

A vibrant gym, decorated with posters, flowers, and streamers welcomed the seniors of the girls’ basketball team for their final regular season home game. Centennial seniors Rasa Welsh, Sarah Sopchick, Gigi Castle-Smith, Brook Anderson, Olivia Reese, and Kristin Parisi were recognized and celebrated for their time with the basketball program. 

Centennial played strong and fought to the end of Thursday night’s game, but fell just short of River Hill. They had a great start as they trailed by only one point after the first quarter. 

Defensive struggles persisted in the second quarter, as Centennial had trouble stopping River Hill in transition. 

Despite trailing by nine points entering the second half, the Eagles would not give up. Centennial went on a 7-2 run to open the third quarter and trailed by just four points midway through the third. 

Although Anderson finished with a game-high 18 points, they were unable to hold off River Hill. 

The girls’ basketball team will travel to Glenelg next Wednesday, February 19, as they begin to prepare for playoffs. 

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A Successful Season for Centennial’s Allied Bowling Team

Words: Zach Grable

Photos: Melissa Notti

Centennial’s Allied Bowling team had a productive winter, finishing the season with a 6-3 record. Averaging 96.5 points per game, the Eagles came out of every match with high spirits.

Although there were a few close games, the Eagles kept a positive mindset. Against Glenelg, they won by 3.3 early in the season, but only fell short half a point three weeks later. 

They battled Mount Hebron twice, losing to them by less than 1 during week two, but finishing strong and beating them by 2.3 to close out the season. 

After a successful season, Centennial’s Allied Bowling team finishes with a sense of friendship and Eagle Pride. 

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Centennial Boys’ Varsity Basketball Suffers Heart-Breaking Loss to River Hill

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Sara Ferrara & Melissa Notti

On Wednesday, January 15, the Centennial Varsity boys’ basketball team lost a tough game against River Hill by a final score of 45-41. 

Going into the game, Centennial was ranked first in the county, as they won seven straight games leading up to Wednesday night. 

Unfortunately, the Eagles struggled to knock down shots and play defense. 

Senior Jeong Hwang led the team in scoring as he finished the game with 10 points. Centennial hopes to improve their 9-3 record on Friday at 7:00pm when they host Howard High School. 

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Centennial Performing Arts Programs Perform The Nutcracker

Words: Caleb McClatchey

Photos: Eliza Andrew & Melissa Notti

Centennial’s Performing Arts Department kicked off the holiday season with its performance of The Nutcracker on December 5 and 6 in the auditorium.

Members of Centennial’s dance, choir, band, orchestra, and theater programs all collaborated to produce the famous holiday ballet, which consisted of two acts and ran for approximately an hour and a half.

Although the dancers in the junior and senior dance companies were the focal point of the performance, choir members also sang and performed on stage at various points throughout the show. Band and orchestra members formed a pit orchestra below, providing a live soundtrack for the performance. Meanwhile, theater students served on the backstage crew and assisted with technical aspects of the production.

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Centennial Allied Soccer Wins County Championship

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos: Melissa Notti

On Thursday, October 24, the Centennial Allied Soccer team defeated Oakland Mills High School 4-0 to win the Howard County Championship and complete their undefeated season.

Both teams came into the championship game with their undefeated season on the line. It was a great all-around performance for the Eagles. JJ Howser-Doty led the way for Centennial’s offense with two goals. Additionally, Matthew Na and Marcie Cohen each scored a goal.

Centennial’s defense dominated and goalie Mike McCarthy held the Scorpions to zero goals.

With the championship victory, the Eagles finished the season with a 7-0 record.

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Centennial Suffers Tough Loss on Senior Night

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Melissa Notti

On Monday, October 14, the Centennial Field Hockey team celebrated their seniors in one of their last regular season home games. 

Juniors on the Varsity team made individual posters for their senior teammates. The seniors walked out in all red and princess crowns as they were announced from the press box. 

Unfortunately, the girls were defeated by River Hill High School with a final score of 3-0. 

Regardless of the score, Centennial played great offensively. The Eagles had possession for much of the game, creating many opportunities, but the girls struggled to finish. 

“Despite our loss, the entire team fought until the end to support the seniors in one of their final games on the team,” said senior Sara Ferrara. 

The Field Hockey team will host Glenelg High School in their final home game of the regular season tomorrow at 3:30pm.

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Centennial Shows Their Eagle Pride at the Annual Pep Rally

Words: Josh Kim

Photos: Zach Grable, Melissa Notti & Noorie Kazmi

On September 27, Centennial capped off spirit week with an extended pep rally. At the end of the day, students gathered to watch musical performances, dances, tug-of-war, drill teams, and a powder puff game. Powder puff, an annual football game with junior and senior girls, was held during the pep rally this year rather than after school. Just as in the years before, the pep rally helped build excitement towards the homecoming game and dance.

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Centennial Students Show Off Their Patriotism

Words: Sasha Allen

Photos: Melissa Notti

On Wednesday, September 25, Centennial students embraced USA day by wearing red, white, and blue. The halls were filled with flags and everything patriotic. Tomorrow is Twin Day where students will match with their friends, showcasing their spirit.

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Centennial Hits the Beach

Words: Sarah Paz

Photos: Melissa Notti & Zach Grable

On Tuesday, September 24, Centennial students celebrated Tropical Tuesday by wearing their favorite
Hawaiian shirts and lei-printed items. Tomorrow is USA day, where students will showcase their
national pride.

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Centennial Field Hockey Falls Short in Tough Match Against Mount Hebron

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Melissa Notti

On Friday, September 13, the Girls’ Field Hockey team suffered their second loss. The devastating defeat unfortunately came against rival Mount Hebron. The final score was 6-0.

Despite the loss, junior Lily Sullivan made a tremendous effort to lead the offense throughout the game. Although only putting one shot on goal, Sullivan and the rest of the offense showed immense potential as Centennial moves forward through the season.

Senior Casey Stratton made 11 saves, but her attempts to hold off Mount Hebron were not enough. Although the defense was faced with several challenges, they were able to adjust and hold off the Vikings for the majority of the game.

The girls will travel to Old Mill Senior High School on Tuesday, September 17 as the team plans to bounce back in their third game of the regular season.

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