Tag: Noorie Kazmi

Centennial Volleyball Falls to Rival Mount Hebron

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

On Thursday, September 19, the Centennial Volleyball team lost their second county game to rival Mount Hebron by a score of 3-1.

The volleyball team looks to bounce back this weekend when they take on Arundel High School on September 21.

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Centennial Boys’ Soccer Dominates Hammond in First Home Game

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

On Tuesday, September 17, the Centennial Boys’ Soccer team defeated Hammond by a final score of 4-1. 

A tremendous defensive effort from the Eagles led to countless opportunities for the offense. Junior goalie Paul Russell led the defense and bailed the team out several times. Russell finished the game with 11 saves.

A slow offensive start for Hammond allowed Centennial to ease their way into the game. Nearly a quarter into the first half, sophomore Cameron Grable scored the team’s first goal. Despite gaining momentum, Hammond was able to tie the game shortly after.

Centennial pulled ahead just before halftime due to a phenomenal goal from junior Bryson Baker. Entering the second half with a one goal lead, the boys knew they had to come out strong. 

Sophomore Andrew Fritz had a strong varsity debut, scoring with 38:45 remaining in the second half. After taking a 3-1 lead, Centennial had put the game out of reach. 

The Eagles scored one final goal before the end of the game, coming from junior Kevin Salazar. Despite losing junior Tim Woerner and senior Elliott Keppler to injuries, the team was able to come out on top.

Centennial will play this Thursday, September 19 when they host Wilde Lake in hopes of getting their second win of the season.

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Centennial Varsity Girls’ Soccer Secures Victory after Strong All-Around Performance

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos:  Noorie Kazmi

On Tuesday, September 10, the Centennial Varsity Girls’ Soccer team won their first in-county game after defeating their opponent Howard High School by a score of 3-1. 

In the first half, Centennial struck first when senior Carolina Pellegrini scored the opening goal of the game with 7:30 left. Less than three minutes later, junior Olivia Antonelli added a goal of her own to increase the Eagles’ lead to 2-0. 

Multiple big saves by senior goalie Ashley Bilger in the first half kept Howard off the scoreboard and the Eagles went into halftime with the two-goal lead.

10 minutes into the second half, the Centennial offense was able to score their third straight goal of the game due to the efforts of senior Sarah Sopchick.

With 8:14 left in the game, Howard scored a goal to cut the Centennial lead to 3-1, but it was too late for Howard. The Eagles defense held strong and secured their first in-county victory. 

The girls’ soccer team looks to continue their undefeated season when they take on rival Mount Hebron High School at home on September 12.

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Centennial Football Shows Signs of Improvement Despite Losing First Game

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

On Friday, September 6, the Centennial Varsity Football team lost their first game of the season to opponent Catonsville High School by a score of 32-7. 

In the first quarter, the Catonsville Comets jumped out to a 6-0 lead after scoring two field goals.

The Comets continued to extend their lead in the second quarter after scoring four touchdowns, and went into halftime with a 32-0 lead.

In the second half, the Eagles stepped up defensively and shut out Catonsville, allowing zero points in both the third and fourth quarter.

The highlight of the game came in the fourth quarter when senior wide receiver Anthony Matthews caught an 18 yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Malik Chester for Centennial’s first points of the season.

Although the Eagles did not reach their goal of winning the game, senior safety and running back Muchiri Mbugua is focusing on the positives the team can take away from the game.

“I think the most obvious thing is that we put up points. You look back to last year and we were unable to do that for the entire season. Also, although we gave up 32 points in the first half, we readjusted some things on defense and shut them out in the second half,” said Mbugua.

Mbugua sees there is room for improvement for the football team as well. 

“Our team can improve in all facets of the game. We are all going to review the film from the game and clean up our mistakes, both individually and as a team. I keep saying that although it’s not the step we wanted, it was still a step in the right direction.”

The Eagles will have the chance to bounce back next week on the road when they face Francis Scott Key High School on September 13.

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Students’ Summer Bucket List

Words & Photos: Noorie Kazmi, Keith Hitzelberger, Adithi Soogoor

What are our Centennial Eagles doing after school ends? We hunted down three students to find out their plans for summer break.

Darren DeGroff

Freshman

”Over the summer, I will be building a PC in order to stream League of Legends on Twitch. I will be spending a week in Siesta Key, Florida with my family during July. In the downtime of the summer I will be at the pool with my friends. I might pretend to study a little, but in all likelihood I will take it easy this summer and try to rewind.”


Praagna Kashyap

Sophomore

“I’m gonna be on a research team studying neuroscience.” She, like any other Centennial student, will “study for SATs because I have to do that.”

 

Josh Kim

Junior

“I will be working as a private tutor during the summer as well as studying for the SAT on August 25th. I will also be volunteering with my church and I am going to Philly for five days.”

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Centennial Varsity Softball Celebrates Senior Night

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

The Centennial Varsity Softball team honored one senior, Grace Bennett, at their senior night on Wednesday, May 1.

The softball team was defeated 10-3 by rival Mount Hebron High School. A seven-run second inning for Mount Hebron secured the victory for the Vikings, making the Eagles’ record now 9-7.

Centennial players Bennett and juniors Jordan Hinz and Ester Kim all had multiple hits in the game.

The softball team was scheduled to play their last home game on May 6 at 4:00pm; however, due to poor field conditions, it has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

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Centennial Students Show Off Their Team Spirit on Jersey Day

Words: Sarah Paz

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

On Wednesday, April 24, Centennial students demonstrated their team spirit by wearing their favorite sports team jersey. Many proud students wore their Ravens jerseys or their Centennial sports team apparel.

Students can look forward to celebrating Decades Day tomorrow. Seniors will wear 70’s clothing, juniors will don 80’s clothing, sophomores will dress up in 90’s clothing and freshmen will go back to the fashions of the early 2000’s.

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