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This Week’s Senior Spotlight: Girls Lacrosse and Softball

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos Contributed By: Jordan Hinz, Curry Hinz and Rasa Welsh

This week, Centennial’s Senior Spotlight highlighted the girls’ lacrosse and softball teams. School Athletic Director, Jeannie Prevosto, has been posting daily spotlights on the Centennial Athletics Twitter account. 

Centennial honored softball’s seven seniors: Jordan Hinz, Esther Kim, Lauren Marcotte, Erin McGuire, Sarah Phelps, Olivia Reese, and Sarah Sopchick.

Each of the girls received their own decorated sign which included their name and pictures from their high school careers. 

Hinz, Marcotte, and Reese have all committed to play for their college Varsity team. 

Along with the softball team, Centennial celebrated the 11 seniors on the girls’ lacrosse team: Leah Alkire, Brook Anderson, Eliza Andrew, Hannah Boodin, Melissa Notti, Kristin Parisi, Carolina Pelligrini, Samantha Suhrcke, Sarah Thorman, Sarah Toth, and Rasa Welsh. Welsh and Thorman have decided to take their lacrosse careers to the next level as both girls will play Varsity lacrosse in college. 

Despite the cancellation of their final spring season, many of the girls will never forget their time together. 

“The lacrosse team was a really big part of my high school experience, and I honestly have the fondest memories from it,” said Boodin. “I am so grateful that I gained my best friends from that experience, and I will forever cherish those memories.”


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Centennial Boys’ Varsity Basketball Falls to Reservoir in Playoffs

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Rasa Welsh

After a long, suspenseful week of preparation, the Centennial Boys’ Basketball team traveled to Reservoir for the 3A east regional semi-final game.

On Monday, March 4, the boys basketball team fell to Reservoir by a final score of 61-51.

Both teams got out to a quick start and continued to apply pressure throughout the first quarter. The Eagles shot exceptionally well early-on and entered the second quarter leading 15-12.

Leading up to halftime, Centennial began to struggle. With just two minutes remaining in the first half, Reservoir knocked down three consecutive three-pointers. The Eagles scored just 4 points in the second quarter as Reservoir took an 8 point lead at halftime.

Centennial’s offensive struggles continued in the second half. Throughout the third quarter, Reservoir caused several turnovers and scored various fast break points. They continued to knock down shots, making it difficult for Centennial to come back.

Despite entering the fourth quarter down 17 points, Centennial did not give up. In the final quarter, the Eagles increased their defensive intensity as they closed in on Reservoir.

With less than two minutes left to play, Centennial trailed by 5 points. Reservoir responded by scoring back-to-back layups to seal the win.

Junior Joey Sedlacko led Centennial’s great comeback, scoring 11 points in the fourth quarter.

“We fought hard and never gave up, but unfortunately we could not come out with the win,” said Sedlacko. “However, I am proud of the things we have accomplished this year.”

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Centennial Girls’ Varsity Basketball Complete Comeback over Hammond on Senior Night

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Rasa Welsh

Playing their final, guaranteed home game, Centennial’s seniors took the floor for a night to remember.

On Friday, February 22, the Centennial Girls’ Varsity basketball team defeated Hammond by a final score of 56-53.

Centennial’s starting lineup consisted of their three seniors, Ashley Molz, Jordan Dossett, and Madison Fowler, accompanied by junior Rasa Welsh and sophomore Tori Pearson.

The game was off to a quick start as both teams found themselves successful on offense. Neither team was able to hold onto a large lead due to various scoring runs from each side.

Despite Centennial’s aggressive offense, Hammond found themselves leading by a score of 29-25 at halftime.

Hammond continued to put on the pressure in the second half. Centennial struggled on both sides of the ball due to great defense and tremendous playmaking abilities from Hammond’s Imani Reid.

Reid scored her 1000th career point in the second half as she continued to dominate.

Although Reid was successful throughout the entire game, her efforts were not enough. In the final quarter of play Centennial went on a 16-9 run to give them the lead as they defeated Hammond by three points.

Welsh finished the game with 16 points, followed by Pearson with 12, and Brook Anderson with 9.

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Senior Luau: Summer in February?

Words: Madison Baltimore

Photos: Rasa Welsh

On February 7, the annual Senior Luau took place in the cafeteria from 5 to 7pm. A night filled with blue and red slushies, Instagram photoshoots and catered food from Mission BBQ, seniors danced the night away dressed in their favorite Hawaiian clothing. Teachers and junior students volunteered to help hand out drinks and complementary leis and sunglasses.

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Varsity Girls’ Soccer Falls to Atholton in Playoffs

Words & Photos: Rasa Welsh

On Tuesday, October 30, the Varsity Girls Soccer team traveled to Atholton to take on the Raiders in their first playoff game.

The Raiders defense held the Eagles scoreless in the game to help secure their 1-0 victory despite the Eagles’ best effort.

Atholton scored their one and only goal early in the first half. There was a scramble in the box and the Raiders capitalized on it, kicking the ball in the back of the net to give them the lead.

The Eagles defense held the Raiders to only one goal. After a back-and-forth game the Eagles fell short and lost 1-0.

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Boys Lacrosse Falls to Glenelg On Senior Night

Words: Peyton Leineweber

Photos: Rasa Welsh

The Centennial boys varsity lacrosse team faced Glenelg High School for their senior night on Wednesday, May 2. The team saw ten seniors play in their last home game: Jack Schlossberg, Francis Kim, Dillon Glyder, Thomas Thurmond, Michael Pellegrini, Jeremy Wilson, Zach Trimper, Brandon Shipe, Taran Thielemann, and Dylan Toth will be sorely missed by teammates and coaches.

Glenelg started off the game with a strong presence having four unanswered goals. The Eagles were struggling to get a rhythm going on offense, but junior Charlie Hockersmith, scored a quick goal that was the Eagles first of the game.

Hockersmith immediately scored his second goal with a quick pick up off the draw. The score was 4-2 with the Eagles still hopeful of a comeback. Glenelg began to pull away scoring goal after goal and the Eagles had no answer.

By fourth quarter the game had seemingly slipped away from the Eagles with the Gladiators ahead by a wide margin. Hockersmith delivered once again for the Eagles, scoring back to back goals, topping off his hat trick for the night. Hockersmith played an integral part in keeping the Eagles in the game.

Junior Peter Krawczyk scored two goals and Senior Jeremy Wilson scored one goal in the final minutes of the game. The Eagles came close to beating the Gladiators, but fell short losing 10-7.

The team takes on Howard High School for their final game on Friday, May 4.

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Seniors Sign Off

Words: Delanie Tucker/ Photos: Rasa Welsh

On April 12, Centennial High School held the final signing day of this year, where the last group of seniors involved will sign off on the college where they will play sports. Four seniors signed off on a school and verified what sports they will be playing there.

Greg Costello was the first to sign, deciding to go to Coast Guard Academy to run cross country and track and field.

Juan Para, another runner for Centennial, will go to Division II Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for track and field.

The next to sign was Meg Thompson, going to Shippensburg University for field hockey.

The last to sign was Isabel Trojillo, a member of Centennial’s golf team. She will be going to Marymount University.

After her signing, Trojillo commented, “When choosing a college I think academics is the most important thing and athletics is second, especially for an athlete like me.”

Despite her being a serious athlete, Trojillo seemed very focused on academics, “I know Marymount is a really good school. They are academically rigorous and they have a great nursing program, which is what I want to go into, so that’s the first thing I looked at. I visited the college and I just pictured myself there, so I think Marymount is going to be a great fit for me.”

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Girls’ Lacrosse Falls to Glenelg in Playoffs

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

On Friday, May 12, the Centennial Girls’ Lacrosse team fell to the Glenelg Gladiators.

Junior Claudia Pilcher scored three goals for the Eagles and freshman Rasa Welsh scored one.

Despite missing a few key players, the Eagles played very well and had a good ending to their season.

The final score of the game was 16-4.

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Girls’ Lacrosse Wins Big on Senior Night

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Laila Abu-Ghaida

On Friday, May 5, Centennial Girls’ Lacrosse honored their “señioritas” on Senior Night. The Eagles played against the River Hill Hawks.

Before the game, seniors Ryleigh Ahearn, Laurie Bracey, Gabby Fairley, and Madi Griffin were escorted by their families onto the field and given gifts.

The Eagles quickly took control of the game, scoring multiple goals against the Hawks. Centennial’s defense held off River Hill’s offensive advances and kept them to one goal in the first half. The Eagles had a 10-1 lead going into halftime.

The second half went the same way as the first half and the Eagles scored five more goals to win the game 15-1.

Lead scorers from the game were Bracey (4), freshman Rasa Welsh (4), junior Claudia Pilcher (3), and sophomore Marissa Lagera (2).

The Eagles will play on Wednesday, May 10, against Mt. Hebron in the first round of playoffs.

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