Tag: Michael Clark

Allied Softball Takes on the Centennial Girls’ Varsity Team

Words: Ashley Berry

At 3:00pm on Wednesday, April 8, the Centennial allied softball team was primed to take on the Marriot’s Ridge Mustangs. Due to transportation issues, the Mustangs never made it to Centennial. Rather than send the allied team home, the Centennial girls’ varsity softball team stepped up to the plate for an in-house scrimmage.

The allied team was off to a great start with five runs in the first inning. Michael Clark ran from second base to home plate off a solid hit by Dominic Roybal, scoring the first run of the game. Roybal and Michael McCarthy were both on base when Orkun Unal hit a ball to the back wall, giving both a chance to run home. Both Unal and Jonathan Hanks had successful at-bats and were on base when Thompson Truong had a nice hit which brought both of them home.

Jordan Ciraolo, Sammy Kastner, and Tori Montanez were quickly retired by Matthew Na and Clark, ending the first inning with a score of 5-0.

Clark scored again in the second inning, making the score 6-0. At the bottom of the second inning, three players from the Centennial boys’ varsity team, Connor Clemens, Matt McShane and Robert Hunter, joined forces with the allied team. Despite a run scored by Caroline Strott of the girls’ team, the allied team didn’t back down. Clark was responsible for three outs at the plate off of throws from Hanks and Clemens, ending the second inning with a score of 6-1.

Michael Havlik, McCarthy and Clark each had amazing hits in the third and final inning, and Unal scored his second run. Montanez scored a second run for the girls off a hit by Kastner in the bottom of the third inning. That would be their final run. Both Strott and Ciraolo found themselves out at the hands of Havlik and Celina Jensen was thrown out at first base on a nice play between Clark and Havlik, ending the game with a score of 7-2.

Allied softball’s peer helpers, Sakena Redmond, Anna Crowe and Frankie Krzyzanowski, and coaches, Coach Frost, Ms. Seen, Mr. Young and Ms. Dodd, helped the team take this win.

Allied Softball’s next game will be Tuesday, April 18 at 3:00 at Glenelg.

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Allied Soccer Takes on Turkey Trot

Words: Meghan Moore

On Nov. 2, 2014, the Centennial Boosters hosted a Turkey Trot on the Centennial cross country course. Many people turned up for the event, including Centennial’s Allied Soccer team.

Allied runners did a relay through the 5K race of 3.1 miles with student helpers accompanying the runners throughout the course. The allied runners included Dominic Roybal, Orkun Unal, Michael Clark, and Matthew Na.

“I wanted to get up early and do something fun!” said runner Michael Clark when asked why he decided to run the Turkey Trot.

Centennial junior Kewa Gray was there as a helper. Rachel Slattery, Meghan Moore, Anna Crowe, Stephanie Crispell and Mindra Okonski were there as well. The helpers were paired with a specific runners to help with their leg of the course.

“I wanted to help out the allied soccer team. I thought it would be a great experience,” said Kewa Gray, who ran with each of the team member during their leg of the course.

“It felt great to cross the finish line knowing that I helped someone else,” remarked Gray on finishing the course.

Allied Soccer coach Lynn Frost also attended the event. “It was awesome to run with them. It was an amazing experience to run with the team,” said Coach Frost, who like Gray, ran the whole course with the allied runners.

“I definitely see the Allied Soccer team doing this again. Thank you to all of the helpers and Best Buddies who were there today!” said Frost.