Tag: Sandy Eichhorn

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 Trumps Hebron in First Round of Playoffs

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Zach Grossman

On Wednesday, May 10, the Centennial Girls’ Lacrosse team defeated rival Mount Hebron in the first round of 3A Playoffs.

Though the Vikings quickly took the lead by a goal, the Eagles fought back and senior Laurie Bracey scored, tying the game at one. Bracey scored again, followed by a goal from junior Claudia Pilcher, giving the Eagles a 3-2 lead. The game remained close in the first half and Pilcher scored two more goals, giving the Eagles a 5-4 lead going into the second half.

In the second half, Hebron came out firing and scored tying the game at 5. However, Bracey and Pilcher both put balls in the net which gave the Eagles a two goal cushion. Freshman goalie Sarah Thorman made some impressive saves which kept the Eagles in the lead for the majority of the game. The teams fought hard and ended up tied at 7, making the game go into overtime.

The Eagles started overtime with a drive down the field, but were unable to score. The Vikings quickly got their own opportunity, but the Eagles’ defense, led by seniors Ryleigh Ahearn and Gabby Fairley were able to stop them from scoring.

The Eagles once again drove down the field. The game took a turn when sophomore Marissa Lagera was fouled and got a penalty shot. As soon as the whistle blew, Lagera nailed the ball past the Hebron keeper, winning the game.

The Eagles will move on to the second round of the 3A Playoffs. The next game is on Friday, May 12, against the Glenelg Gladiators.


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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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Softball Trumps Long Reach in Senior Night Game

Words and Photos: Sandy Eichhorn

On Wednesday, May 3, the Centennial Eagles Softball team celebrated their two seniors, Celina Jensen and Caroline Strott, on Senior Night against Long Reach High School.

Each senior was escorted on the field by their families and were given gifts from the team.

The first inning set the stage for the rest of the game as the Lightning quickly got three runs against the Eagles defense. The Eagles answered with an RBI from Jensen that sent junior Gracie Rockefeller home. Freshmen Sarah Phelps and Caroline Strott helped send two more runners in, and Phelps scored off of a walk. At the end of the first inning, the Eagles led 4-3.

At the bottom of the second, freshman Lauren Morcette hit one over the fence two get two more runs for the Eagles. Freshman Olivia Reese stole home, giving the Eagles a four run lead over their opponent.

The Lightning scored one more run in the fourth inning, but the Eagles were increasing their lead. Morcette and Jensen each hit an RBI, and the Eagles led 10-4 going into the fourth inning.

The Lightning did not give up and scored four runs in the fourth inning, closing in on the Eagles lead.

In the fifth inning, the Lightning tied the game at ten, but the Eagles scored two more runs and kept a 12-10 lead.

The score remained the same going into the seventh inning. The final inning was a nail-bitter. Long Reach took a 13-12 lead, and the Eagles needed two runs to win the game. Jensen hit yet another RBI, which sent sophomore Grace Bennett home, tieing the game at thirteen. Freshman Sarah Sopchick ended the game when she stole home.

The Eagles won their Senior Night 14-13 in an impressive showing.

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Softball’s Hits for Heart Night

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

On Friday, April 28, Centennial Softball hosted the Reservoir Gators for Hits for Heart Night. The team fundraised for the American Heart Association by selling baked goods and raffling off prizes.

The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the third inning when senior Celina Jensen’s hit allowed freshman Lauren Marcotte to run home. However, the Gators quickly took the lead in the fourth inning.

Despite some impressive hits, Centennial was unable to take the lead and lost 5-1.

The softball team will play home on Monday, May 1, against Hammond.

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Girls’ Lacrosse Falls to Mt. Hebron

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Laila Abu-Ghaida

On Thursday, April 27, the Centennial Eagles Girls’ Lacrosse team took on the Mount Hebron Vikings.

The Eagles trailed by four early in the game until senior Madi Griffin started a scoring spree. The Vikings answered back with two goals of their own, but the Eagles kept up the pressure. With seven seconds left in the half, sophomore Marissa Lagera scored and brought the Eagles within a goal of the Vikings. At the end of the half the score was 6-5.

In the second half, freshman goalkeeper Sarah Thorman made multiple saves that impressed the crowd and kept the Vikings lead to two. Though the Eagles scored two more times in the second half, the Vikings ultimately came out on top 9-7.

The Eagles will play on Tuesday, May 2, against Howard High School.

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Color Day

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Jeremy Hall and Shalini Malhotra

On Thursday, April 27, Centennial students and staff participated in Color Day.

Seniors were decked out in red, juniors dressed in white, sophomores represented in blue, and freshmen showed out in black. Color Day is a highly anticipated spirit day as students can wear tutus, tights, glitter, and bandanas.

The pre-Prom spirit will continue on Friday, April 28, with Jersey Day.

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“Groutfit” Day

Words: Sandy Eichhorn and Abby Vall

Monday, April 24, marked the first day of Prom Spirit Week. The students kicked off the week by dressing up in groutfits (gray outfits).

Groutfit’s have become more popular recently, and so students excitedly showed their spirit dressed in comfortable gray outfits. These outfits usually involve students wearing sweatpants and sweatshirts, but students and teachers took their own twist on the day.

Some teachers were seen with a gray cardigan or shirt as their groutfit, while some students went all out and encompassed the “sweats look.”

In addition to Groutfit Day, Monday was also Grim Reaper Day, which was organized by Eagle Ambassadors. The Grim Reaper and school officer came into the classes of the students who volunteered and told the class that that student had died in a car accident. The officer, Grim reaper, and student would then go outside of the classroom and the student’s face would be painted to resemble a ghost. These students then came back to class and represented victims of car accidents. They were given t-shirts that said how they died, varying between texting or drinking and driving. Once they became victims, the students were not allowed to speak for the rest of the day. The point of Grim Reaper Day is to spread awareness about the consequences of distracted driving and driving under the influence.
Spirit Week will continue on Tuesday, April 25, with Tourist Day.

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Centennial WorldFest

Words: Abby Vall

Photos: Sandy Eichhorn

Centennial held its annual WorldFest on Tuesday, March 28. The event is a time for the community to gather together and celebrate the diversity of cultures within Centennial. National Honor Society coordinated the event and members volunteered throughout the evening.

Centennial’s various clubs sold food from different cultures such as gimbap,Taco in a Bag, hummus, falafel, and meatballs. Along with plenty of food, there was a gallery walk with boards Centennial volunteers created celebrating their unique cultures. A multitude of countries were represented like the Philippines, India, Ireland, and Zambia.

There was a short break between the food booths and the fashion and talent show, where visitors could participate in several workshops ranging from belly dancing to flag making.

The fashion and talent show was a chance for students to represent their backgrounds by dancing, singing, and playing instruments. Bonding Through K-Pop, a North African Medley dance, and a Bollywood dance were some of the many performances. Halfway through the show, several students walked on stage with cultural clothing from countries such as India, China, El Salvador, Sudan, and several more.

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