Tag: Michael Moore

Zaching Against Cancer 3v3 Tournament

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Izzie Chausse

On Tuesday, March 9, the Zaching Against Cancer 3v3 Basketball Tournament was held during Eagle Time. The tournament was held in honor of former Centennial student, Zach Lederer.

The tournament consisted of teams of three. During Eagle Time, the games were played on the side baskets with students around watching. The tournament was arranged by Health teacher Robert Slopek, and science teacher Chad Hollwedel.

The tournament was held every Eagle Time for three weeks. Each game lasted eight minutes, with teams rotating each day. The finals, held on March 24, were played between the final four teams. Seniors Dougie Barnes, Tom Brown, and Michael Merkey won the tournament.

Centennial Ties Homewood in Annual Game

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Izzie Chausse

The annual basketball game between Centennial students from the Sports for Life classes, and a team from Homewood High School took place on March 8 at Centennial.

In front of a gym packed full of students and faculty, the game was as entertaining as it is every year. Both teams played very hard, and the game ended in a tie, 68-68, after Centennial senior Darius Baker scored in the final seconds.

Seniors Niky Sicilia, Baker, Dougie Barnes, John Hohmann, Tyrel Wilkins, and Austin Kraisser led the game for the Eagles. Juniors Mason Smith, Jun Lee, and sophomores Jeremy Wilson, Ryan Patterson, and Josh Horen were also big contributors.

This was yet another fantastic chapter in the tradition that is the Centennial vs. Homewood game.

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Boys’ Basketball Defeats Wilde Lake in Third Round of Playoffs

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Hunter Hall

On Wednesday, March 2, the gym at Centennial High School was packed with students, parents, and fans for the Regional Semi Final game between the Eagles and the Wilde Lake Wildecats. The Eagles impressed the crowd and came back to win the game 58-42.

The Eagles struggled to hit shots outside the paint, so the offense began looking into the post for points around the rim. Sophomore Kaleb Addisu was a force inside, finishing consistently.

With the Eagles down by three at the half for the second straight game, the team came out of the locker room fired up. Senior EJ Fowler and junior Elijah White, along with Brown, Addisu, and senior Michael Merkey, led the play for the Eagles. The Eagle defense pressured the Wilde Lake offense and made them take hard shots.

Brown led the game with 16 points, White finished with 13, Addisu scored 12, Fowler finished with 7, Merkey scored 6, and junior Alex Fant and sophomore Jayden Smith finished with 3 and 1 respectively.

The Eagles move on to play Stephen Decatur on Friday, March 5.

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Boys’ Basketball Beats Reservoir in Second Round of Playoffs

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Hunter Hall

On Tuesday, February 29, the Centennial Boys’ Basketball team started its playoff run. The team took on the reservoir Gators at home.

After overcoming a 3-point halftime deficit, the Eagles stormed back, emerging with a 57-53 victory.

Senior Tom Brown, was the offensive force for the Eagles, dropping a game high 20 points. Fellow senior Michael Merkey chipped in 13, capitalizing on many trips to the free throw line. Junior Elijah White and sophomore Jayden Williams each scored 8 points, senior EJ Fowler had 4 points, junior Alex Fant and sophomore Kaleb Addisu each scored 3 points, and sophomore Andrew Hohmann had 2.

The Eagles will play Wilde Lake at home on Wednesday, March 2.

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Wrestling Regionals

Words: Michael Moore

On Friday February 26 and Saturday February 27, the Regional Wrestling matches took place to determine the matchups for the State Final.

Centennial senior Austin Kraisser won his fourth straight Regional Title. Kraisser will be going for his third consecutive State Championship.

A. Kraisser’s younger brother, freshman Jason Kraisser, won his first Regional Title, following in the footsteps of his older brother.

Junior Ammar Narmouq was runner up in his weight class and will advance to the State Finals. Sophomore Jacob Blyukher also finished as a runner up and will move on to the state tournament.

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Girls’ Basketball Defeats Reservoir in Playoffs

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Hunter Hall

On Friday, February 26, the Centennial Girls’ Basketball team defeated the Reservoir Gators in the first round of the 3A playoffs, 49-35.

Sophomore Kelly Simmons had an outstanding game, registering a game high 19 points. Senior duo Ally Driscoll and Kewa Gray each had 11 points, junior Jasmine McCree had 6, and freshman Ashley Molz had 2.

The team will take on Long Reach on March 1.

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Girls’ Basketball Big Win on Senior Night

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Hunter Hall

On Friday February 19, the Centennial Girls’ Basketball team took on the Atholton Raiders in the annual senior night basketball game. Honored that night were seniors Ally Driscoll, Jesse Dunagan, Izzie Chausse , Peyton Conley, and Kewa Gray.

The Eagles pulled out an upset, winning 52-43, spoiling the Raiders’ chances of sharing the county title.

The Eagles were led by Driscoll and Gray with 13 points a piece. Sophomore Kelly Simmons followed with 12 points, junior Jasmine McCree and freshman Ashley Molz each scored 7 points and Chausse scored 2 points.

The team will start their playoff run on Friday, February 22.

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