Tag: Mt. Hebron High School

Eagles Face Vikings in Boys’ and Girls’ Lacrosse

Words: Giana Han

The Lady Eagles went down in a valiant effort to beat rival Mount Hebron in the lacrosse game May 2.

At the start of the first half, the Lady Vikings got off to a quick start with two successive goals from Jennifer Giles and Jordan Stevens.

However, senior Kay Kelly helped to turn the game around with a goal, putting the Eagles within one.  Giles quickly came back with another goal of her own.  Dani Wilson took back that goal, then Alicia Hsieh tied it up at 3-3.

With 1:36 left in the half, Hsieh had a clutch goal that pushed the Eagles ahead of the Vikings for the first and only time in the game.

Steven’s quickly tied the game again, and two more goals put Hebron up at the half, 6-4.

After the teams came out of halftime, it became clear that Hebron did not want their last game of the season to ruin their undefeated record, and they went on a scoring run.

Chachi Kelehan scored the first goal of the half.   Wilson matched that with one of her own, but Hebron then went on a 6 goal scoring streak.  Ally Unkenholz and Kelehan each scored one, and Stevens and Giles put up two more before Wilson was able to cut into the run with a Centennial goal.

Wilson, Hsieh, and Devin Mcintyre added three more goals to Centennial’s score, but combined with a higher number of turnovers and fouls, it was not enough, and the Eagles went down 16-9.

The boys’ team attempted to avenge the loss that night when they faced Hebron on their home field.

The game was more of a defensive struggle, the first goal not coming until late in the first period when John Kolp scored a goal off of an assist from Quinn Western.

Andrew Gavlin had an assist to Dean Fochios for the second goal of the night, which gave the Eagles a 2-0 lead.

The Vikings began to push the ball down into Eagle territory, putting more pressure on the defense.  Dan Pomeranz had an amazing save, but Hebron’s Shane Brookheart was able to squeeze one by him to cut into the Eagles two point lead.

Just like the Lady Eagles did, the Vikings had started a turn around.  With 1:47 left in the second period, Zach Stevens came around the crease and scored, tying the game.  29 seconds later, his teammate Bryce Brookheart put the Vikings ahead.

Luckily, just before the buzzer sounded, Western was able to get it to Gavlin for a goal to tie the game 3-3.

After tying the game, the Eagles were able to stop the Viking’s momentum.  Pomeranz had several great saves.  Fochios scored two more goals for a total of three goals that night, and Gavlin scored another.

The Eagles were up 6-3 when, with 34 seconds left, Hebron was able to get its final goal.  However, Kolp scored the seventh and final goal with five seconds left, sealing the Eagle’s victory over Hebron.

“It feels like nothing else,” said Fochios, who was the high scorer for the game.  “It feels great to beat our biggest rival in the county.  When we tied it, we started getting pumped up, started playing with heart, and that’s what helps win the game.”

Both varsity lacrosse games will be moving on from these final games against Hebron to the play-offs.

Centennial Comes Away with Huge Win over Mt. Hebron

Words: Giana Han

On Friday, Jan. 31, the gym at Centennial was overflowing with Centennial and Mount Hebron students watching as the Eagles won a close victory over the Vikings.

The Eagles started out trailing the Vikings as Mt. Hebron took advantage of many opportunities.  The Eagles struggled with fouls as a team early in the first half. Most of the fouls the Vikings were called for were on the floor, while the Eagles committed many shooting fouls. Mt. Hebron made a large percentage of their foul shots, helping them to gain an early lead.

“We dug a hole where we were down nine points in the first half,” said head coach Chad Hollwedel. “And being down nine points against a team that can execute is hard to overcome.”

The half ended with Hebron up against Centennial.

“We went into the locker room and talked about rebounding. Hebron doubled our rebounds in the first half,” said starting senior Chase Conley.

“They had a couple of boards, had a couple of big men, and we had to overcome,” said Matt Ung, another starting senior. “No more second chance points.”

The Eagles came out in the third and worked to slowly cut into the Vikings lead.  With fourteen seconds left in the third, a technical was called against Mt. Hebron. The Vikings had committed a flagrant foul against senior Robert Wilkin as he was breaking free on a fast break. Wilkin sank both his foul shots, and the quarter ended with the score tied, 39-39.

The game was close and each team had to battle until the final buzzer went off. The Eagles had gained a small lead in the fourth quarter, but, with 23 seconds left in the game, the Vikings were able to come within one score, with the Eagles only up 52-49.

Luckily for Centennial, the team was able to hold on, and time ran out with Centennial up 54-51.

“We made a run in the second quarter,” said Hollwedel. “Our defensive presence in the second half helped us to overcome. In the second half, we were able to put man-to-man pressure, which was the difference in the game.”

At the end of the game, several players were in double digits, including Tom Brown, Isaiah White, and Conley. Conley finished the game with four steals and a block that helped raise the team’s defensive energy, and White had two three-pointers that helped the team’s offensive morale. Conley added, “I love playing them. We have never lost to them in my four years here.”

“It was a team effort. Every kid on the team contributed because the practice energy has been very good since losing to Glenelg,” said Hollwedel. This game, however, will go down as a win in the books.

“Winning against Hebron is always a good feel,” said Ung.

Girls Basketball Comes Out on Top Against Hebron

Words: Giana Han

On Dec. 13, the Lady Eagles celebrated a victory over their rivals, the Mount Hebron Vikings.

The game started out slow for the Eagles, with only four points, consisting of foul shots from Brittany Anderson and Kimberly Eads, and a lay-up from Sara Downing.  The Vikings made out better than the Eagles, but not by much, and the quarter ended 10-4.

However, a different team showed its face in the second quarter.  With 6:37 remaining in the half, the Eagles were able to tie it, 10-10.

“We knew we could play better than that,” said Downing, Centennial’s lead scorer for the night.  “We just had to forget what happened and start over.”

The Eagles were able to extend their lead, and the half ended with the Eagles up, 20-14.

“They played a runner offense, and we let the pressure dictate how we played, but we started to play at our own tempo [in the second quarter],” said head coach Robert Macheel.

The Eagles were able to maintain their lead through the rest of the game. Hebron came close to coming back when they cut the Eagle’s lead to one with six minutes left in the game. However, a three-pointer from Anna Mitchell gave the Eagles the boost they needed to hold their lead to the end of the game. Foul shots in the last minute from Sammy Albornoz, Anderson, Downing, and Mitchell helped the Eagles to increase the size of their lead until the buzzer sounded, and the Eagles won 49-43.

As a varsity team, none of the players or the coach had ever beaten the Vikings until that game. “It always comes down to a close loss for us, so it feels good to finally come out on top,” said Downing. “Beating Hebron has proven to us that we can beat anybody.”

The Lady Eagles are now 4-0 in the county, three of the wins coming from three straight days.

“We have two more games before break. Our goal is to go into break strong,” said Macheel.  “Wins and losses are not as important as the way we play.  We want to keep getting better as we get closer to play-offs.”

Centennial Football Team Wins Against Mt. Hebron

Words: Carolyn Eichhorn

On Saturday, September 21st, the Centennial Eagles football team took on the Mount Hebron Vikings in a close and exciting game, but in the end, the Eagles came out on top with a 28-21 victory.

During the first quarter, there was an altercation involving players from both teams which led to players, from the Eagles and Vikings, being thrown out of the game. At the end of the quarter, Hebron was in the lead, 14-0.

The Eagles came back strong in the second quarter with a touchdown from Walter Fletcher, making the score at the half, 14-7. The Eagles scored again in the third, tying the score at 14-all.

During the fourth quarter, the Vikings recovered a fumble and ran it in for a touchdown, taking the lead 21-14. However, Fletcher returned the following kickoff, tying up the score once again at 21-all.

With less than two minutes left in the game, the Eagles offense marched down the field and Fletcher ran the ball into the end zone for his final touchdown of the game. Centennial beat Mt. Hebron, 28-21, improving to 3-0 for the season.

Eagles Take Down Hebron in 8-6 Thriller

Words: Kyle Simpson

When the students and faculty at Centennial think of rivalry, they think of Mt. Hebron.

So it is fitting that the Eagles Boys Lacrosse would have to go through their longtime rivals to get to the regional finals. I mean, could it go down any other way? So the Eagles suited up and went to war with Mt. Hebron one more time this year.

The battle got off to a quick start with four Centennial goals from seniors Teddy Sylvia, Ben McHugh, Stephen Latona, and freshman Austin Kraisser. A lone Mt. Hebron goal was also scored going into the final two minutes of the first quarter where Hebron began to close the gap. A man-up goal off of a Centennial slash by Kevin Collins made it 4-2 going into the second quarter. You could feel a shift from the hot start of Centennial’s offense.

The Eagles simply could not catch a break on the faceoffs, and turnovers for the middle half of the game. Hebron would score two quick goals in the start of the second quarter to tie it up at four with seven minutes left, eventually scoring one more time to lead 5-4 going into halftime.

The Vikings would continue to be hot coming out of halftime as well with yet another goal to push them to a two goal advantage. The Mt. Hebron defense throughout most of the third quarter until four minutes and thirty seconds remained on the clock, thanks to a well placed stick-check by CJ Marquart, the Eagles offense had woken back up and had the ball on a play that defined the final chapter of the game. Stephen Latona ripped a shot to close the gap back to one goal and give Centennial the momentum back. Latona would score again for the hat trick and the tie at six going into the fourth quarter.

It all came down to this. A final effort to seal victory. Teddy Sylvia scored quickly for the Eagles to take a lead they would never get back. The Eagles made defensive stand after defensive stand to shut down Mt. Hebron. One last goal by freshman Mike Moore would put the game out of reach at 8-6 with a little over two minutes left. And as the clock ticked to zero, the fans went nuts as the team threw their sticks in the air and surrounded their goalie, senior Bryan Ruygrok who had 12 saves on the night.

A fantastic win for a team who fought hard for it.

The Eagles set their focus onto Glenelg, whom they play for the regional title tomorrow night at 7 PM at Glenelg.

CHS Boys Lacrosse Defeats Mt. Hebron

On Monday, May 13, 2013, Centennial Boys Lacrosse took on Mt. Hebron High School. Centennial defeated the Mt. Hebron Vikings 8-6 in the MPSSAA 3A/2A south region semi-final game.

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CHS Mock Trial Wins Over Mount Hebron

Words: Paul Didwall

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, Centennial’s Mock Trial team took on Mount Hebron. The team worked together to win their first match by six points, and received high praise from the Judge at the event. Clarissa Santori, Mihir Majumdar, Jake Balcom, Seiam Salehi, Abby Kim, and Ben Goldstein all competed in Tuesday’s winning match. The Mock Trial team will compete again on Thursday, February 7.

Hoops for Change

Photos: Caitlin Martin

Ellicott City, MD – On Monday, January 28, Centennial Boys Varsity Basketball played against Mt. Hebron in the Hoops for Change game. The Hoops for Change game is part of the Howard County-wide “Change Matters” Campaign. Proceeds from the event went to Grassroots.

Centennial took the victory in this game with a final score of 58-43.

The game had initially been planned for Friday, January 25, 2013, but was re-scheduled for Monday due to inclement weather.