Tag: Sara Ferrara

Centennial Varsity Boys’ Basketball Takes Down Rival Mount Hebron

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Sara Ferrara

On Wednesday, December 11, the Centennial boys’ basketball team hosted Mount Hebron High School in their second game of the regular season. The Eagles won by a final score of 66-47. 

A hot start for senior Jeong Hwang gave Centennial an early lead that they never gave up. Hwang scored the first six points for the Eagles and they went on to close out the first quarter with a five-point lead. 

Following a strong defensive performance in the first half, Centennial entered halftime leading Mount Hebron 28-19. 

Despite Mount Hebron’s scoring run to begin the third quarter, they were unable to overcome Centennial’s offensive threats. A phenomenal third quarter performance from senior Matt Schickner had the student section up on their feet. 

With under two seconds remaining in the third quarter, Schickner pulled up from just over halfcourt and nailed a three-point dagger to beat the clock. The sea of white erupted in the stands and Centennial never looked back. His miracle shot stole the momentum after the Eagles allowed three straight buckets.

Centennial did not let up as they scored 20 points in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Hwang led the team in scoring with 15 total points. Senior Joey Sedlacko and Schickner both finished with 11 points.

Centennial hopes to take down Reservoir High School on Friday, December 13, at 7:00pm.


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Centennial Wrestling Starts New Chapter

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos: Sara Ferrara

    The 2019-20 season marks a new beginning for the Centennial Wrestling program. The Eagles start their season this year without four-time state champion Jason Kraisser. It will be the  first season in 14 years that a Kraisser will not be wrestling for Centennial.

However, the team still has valuable Varsity experience. Top wrestlers senior Yusuf Mehboob, juniors Chris Lee, Ibaad Shaikh, and Matt Harris, and sophomore Nick Shapiro all return to the team this season.

On Thursday, December 5, the wrestling team lost their home opener match against Oakland Mills High School by a score of 45-28.

Junior Charlie Schmitt and sophomore Moiz Subir won their match. Also, Mehboob, Shapiro, and Lee were all victorious.

The Eagles had to forfeit a match in three different weight classes which is part of the reason Centennial lost the match.

The wrestling team continues their season on Tuesday, December 10 when they face Long Reach High School and Atholton High School.


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Centennial Varsity Volleyball Suffers Disappointing Loss in Second Playoff Match

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Sara Ferrara

On Monday, November 4, the girls’ Varsity volleyball team was knocked out of the playoffs. Their loss came to undefeated Westminster Senior High School by a final score of 3-1. 

Despite the outcome, the girls have much to be proud of, as they overcame great challenges throughout the season. 

Centennial was ranked fourth in their region after finishing the season with a 5-9 record. 

The week prior to their loss at Westminster, Centennial shut out Manchester Valley High School in their first playoff game of the 2019 season. The girls defeated Manchester Valley in three straight sets. 


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Centennial Varsity Girls’ Soccer Loses Close Match on Senior Night

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos: Sara Ferrara

The Centennial Varsity Girls’ soccer team lost their second in-county game of the season after a close 1-0 match versus River Hill High School on Tuesday, October 15.

Before the game, the soccer program celebrated the accomplishments of their eight seniors: Leah Alkire, Ashley Bilger, Gabrielle Castle-Smith, Maddie Hasson, Selia Jackson, Carolina Pellegrini, Sarah Sopchick, and Hannah Souba.

In the first half, it was a back-and-forth game and both teams had many scoring chances. It was not until 5:24 left in the half when River Hill scored the first goal of the game.

With eight seconds remaining in the first half, Centennial was awarded a penalty kick, but the River Hill goalie made a crucial save to keep the Eagles scoreless.

The Eagles offense generated many opportunities throughout the second half, but were unable to finish. In the end, River Hill held on to their 1-0 lead and won the game.

The soccer team will face Marriotts Ridge High School on October 17 for their last regular season game.



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Centennial Boys’ Varsity Soccer Dominates on Senior Night

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos: Sara Ferrara & Eliza Andrew

The Centennial Boys’ Varsity soccer team faced off against opponent Long Reach High School on Thursday, October 10, defeating the Lightning 4-0 after a strong all-around performance from the Eagles.

Before the game, senior players and their families were recognized for their commitment to the soccer program. Seniors Ryan Zaman, Kyutae Sim, Darian Avery, Zach Grable, Rob Hix, Elliott Keppler, Radwan Mezghanni, Toby Moser, and Kieran Senisi were all honored.

The Eagles’ offense took advantage of scoring opportunities in the first half. Juniors Bryson Baker and Kevin Salazar, as well as sophomore Sammy Molz, each scored a goal to put the Eagles up 3-0 going into halftime.

The defense for Centennial continued their solid play from previous games and held their opponent to zero goals for the third straight match.

A goal by senior Elliott Keppler sealed the victory for Centennial.

“It was a very good team win. We made smart decisions and played calm in the back. We also controlled the midfield well and finished our chances,” said Baker.

With this win, the Eagles are now 5-3. In their next game on October 15, the soccer team will face River Hill High School, the toughest opponent in the county.



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Centennial Wraps up Spirit Week with Crazy Class Colors

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Sara Ferrara & Noorie Kazmi

On Friday, September 27, students came decked out in their class color. From hats and face paint to body suits and shades, Centennial showed their Eagle pride. Freshmen wore black, sophomores wore blue, juniors wore white, and seniors wore red. As spirit week comes to a close, Centennial students prepare to attend the annual homecoming dance.


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Centennial Students Show Out On Pajama Day

Words: Natalie Keane

Photos: Adithi Soogoor & Sara Ferrara

On Monday, September 23, Centennial students arrived dressed in pajamas and all things
comfy to celebrate the arrival of Homecoming Spirit Week. Tomorrow’s Spirit Day will be
Tropical Tuesday, where students will showcase their finest Hawaiian shirts and colorful leis.


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