Tag: Senior Night

Girls’ Basketball Senior Night

Words: Kieran Senisi

Photos: Shalini Malhotra and alumnus Izzie Chausse

On Friday February 17,  the Centennial Eagles Girls’ Varsity Basketball team faced off against the Howard Lions for the Eagles’ Senior Night.

Seniors Sandy Eichhorn and Jasmine McCree were both honored before the game. Though the Eagles played hard, they fell short to Howard, losing 42-55.

Freshman Rasa Welsh and McCree both led the team offensively, scoring 13 and 12 points respectively.

The Eagles will play on Friday, February 24, against the Reservoir Gators in the first round of playoffs.

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Volleyball Senior Night

Words: Kieran Senisi

On Tuesday October 25,  Centennial High School Volleyball took on the Long Reach Lightning for their Senior Night game.  

The Eagles had a dominating game, winning in three sets. What made this night even more special was the fact that it was Centennial’s Senior Night.  The seniors honored were Camryn Allen, Anna Chan, Gabby Fairley, Sabrina Han, and Rachel Mathew. Each senior walked out with their families while the rest of the team read speeches to them thanking them for their dedication to the team.

The Eagles will play at Howard for the last game of the season.

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Volleyball Loses to Howard on Senior Night

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Izzie Chausse

On Thursday, October 29, 2015, Centennial’s Varisty Volleyball team honored their seniors against Howard. The Eagles honored seniors Emily Allen, Taylor Anderson, Sam Hamshey, Liz Kwon, and Ally Rice. Along with the players, senior managers Jordan Ciraolo and Emily Davis were also recognized for their dedication to the team.

The Eagles came out strong in the first set and beat Howard, but fell to the Lions during the second set.

The Eagles were winning two sets to one entering into the fourth set, but Howard was able to defeat the Eagles in both the fourth and fifth set, winning the game.

The Eagles finished their season with a 10-3 record, and are preparing for playoffs.

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Boys’ Soccer Senior Night

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Hunter Hall

Boys’ Soccer faced Reservoir for their 2015 Senior Night on Friday, October 23. The team honored nine seniors: Shazabe Akhtar, Tom Brown, EJ Fowler, Josh Kim, Savya Konkalmatt, Ian McQuaid, Michael Merkey, Bobby Nasafi, and Phillip Vea. Along with the players, the team’s two managers, Samantha Courtemanche and Peyton Conley were also honored for their dedication to the team.

Centennial dominated the game, and the offense created many goal scoring opportunities. The Eagles were awarded many free kicks which put pressure on the Gator defense.

The Eagles quickly got a goal scored by junior Ammar Narmouq followed by a goal from sophomore Nick Haskins.

Fowler also kept the ball out of the goal, saving the few shots Reservoir generated. The Eagles ended the half with a 2-0 lead.

The lead quickly extended in the second half when Konkalmatt took a shot from the outside, and Merkey was able to finish on the rebound. The Eagles showed incredible speed and passing abilities throughout the entire field. Though they tried, the Gator forwards could not beat the solid Eagle defense.

Merkey scored another goal with 12 minutes left in the game. The final score was 4-0.

The Eagles finished third in the county with a 8-3 record. The Boys’ Soccer team will continue their season into the playoffs.

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Field Hockey Trumps Reservoir in Senior Night Game

Words: Brianna Belt

Photos: Centennial Field Hockey

On Wednesday, October 21, Centennial Field Hockey faced the Reservoir Gators for Senior Night.

Seniors, Alana morgante and Vicky DeSande, were awarded and thanked by the younger players, both on JV and Varisty, as well as their coaches for their dedication to the Centennial Field Hockey program.

“I am so happy how the past 4 years have gone and especially this season. We worked really well as a team this year and I can’t wait to see what we can do during playoffs,” says DeSande.

The Eagles went on to play the evenly matched Gators with an aggressive game that consisted of numerous corners on both teams and strong breaks down the field by juniors Mary Margaret Baldy, and Olivia O’Connell, and senior Alana Morgante.

The score remained tied at 0-0 until the last five minutes of the second half with a goal by Reservoir, and then Centennial’s Zahraa Hotait, a sophomore, answered quickly with a goal with less then two minutes remaining in the game.

The Eagles and Gators then battled it out in over time until O’Connell broke the tie and scored the game-winning goal, ending the game.

The Eagles pulled it off with a great end to the season for the seniors. Coach Tara Carr proudly stated, “The seniors were instrumental in our success last night, Alana made numerous contributions on the defensive line by stopping Reservoir’s fast breaks and creating quick offensive transitions. Vicky was a beast on the front line by consistently stepping to ball to continue to an offensive transition.”

 

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Girls’ Soccer Senior Night

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Hunter Hall

On Tuesday, October 20, the Centennial Girls’ Soccer team took on Glenelg in the 2015 Senior Night game. The seniors honored were Reese Western, Mackenzie Brandon, Rachel Braun, Megan Oliver, Izzie Chausse, Jesse Dunagan, and Lynsey Reckard.

Centennial dominated the time of possession in the first half, getting multiple scoring chances in the first 15 minutes. Junior Jasmine McCree converted an opportunity 13 minutes into the game to put the Eagles ahead.

Continuing the offensive momentum, senior Reese Western scored on a very skillful shot less than 10 minutes after the first goal. Four minutes later, Western scored off a penalty kick to put the lead at 3-0 at halftime.

A big reason for the first half dominance was the intensity of the defense and midfield. Seniors Megan Oliver and Jesse Dunagan, along with junior Cristina Narron played airtight defense, stopping any Genelg attack quickly and efficiently.

Senior Allie Durkee and sophomore Kirsten Wikner created multiple scoring chances in the middle of the field and set up their teammates nicely.

Seven minutes into the second half, Western completed the hat trick, extending the lead to 4-1. Glenelg would put one shot in the back of the net, but that was all they would get, as Centennial won 4-1.

Centennial’s next game is at Reservoir on October 22.

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Softball Takes Down Hammond

Words: Ashley Berry

The Centennial Girls Softball team won their senior night game against Hammond High School on Tuesday, May 5. The Eagles played strong and finished the game with a score of 13-7.

Josefine Jensen started the game pitching and Centennial was quick to get three Hammond players out and then score four runs in the bottom of the first inning. Jordon Burk and Jensen scored and Sam Sterenberg had a strong hit that sent Caroline Strott and Brita Hawtof to home.

In the second inning, Emily Allen, Jensen, Gracie Rockefeller, Hawtof, and Abbey Strott all scored, causing Hammond to call a timeout and change their pitcher. Despite Hammond’s attempt to come back, the Eagles held strong.

In the top of the third inning Sammy Kastner got two Hammond players out at home plate in a row. Later, Sterenburg, Jensen, Allen, and A. Strott all scored, as well as one player from Hammond, ending the fifth inning at 13-5.

Hammond scored two more runs, but they were unable to stop the Eagles, ending the game after the top of the seventh inning at 13-7.

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Centennial Girls Lacrosse Succumbs to Glenelg

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

The Centennial Lady Eagles lacrosse team played the Glenelg Gladiators Thursday, April 30. The Eagles lost 12-5 in a game cut short because of inclement weather. Centennial’s five goals were scored by sophomore Laurie Bracey (3), senior Olivia Canby (1), and senior Martha Hutzell (1).

The Eagles honored their seniors at Senior Night. They recognized their senior players: captain Olivia Canby, Anna Consentino, Martha Hutzell, and Emila Uribe, as well as their managers Dani Wilson and Ashley Oliver.

The Eagles will move on to the MPSSAA playoffs.

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A Day of Celebration for the Lady Eagles

Words and Photos: Giana Han

Feb. 20, 2015 was a day full of celebration for Centennial’s girls’ basketball team; they not only earned a convincing win, but they also celebrated Senior Night in addition to the moment when senior Anna Mitchell scored her 1000th point of her high school career.

After the tip off, Marriotts Ridge quickly scored the first two points of the game.  However, this would be the only time they held the lead in the game.  The combined effort of Mitchell and freshman Kelly Simmons on the offensive and defensive boards quickly put Centennial up. The Eagles were off, and they never looked back.

The first quarter was dominated by Mitchell who led the team in every aspect of the game.  The Mustang’s defense could not stop her as she breezed by through the paint, dropping lay-ups and sinking foul shots.  By the end of the quarter, Mitchell had already accumulated three rebounds, four steals, a block, and an overwhelming 16 points that helped put the team up 23-5.  However, she was still 10 points away from her goal.

The Eagles continued to dominate through the second quarter with the aid of seniors Kimmy Eads and Jordan Burk who contributed with baskets, boards, and steals.  They finished out the half with a score of 44-8.

After a performance by the Drill team for the half time show, the Eagles came out to continue their excellent play.  Players were constantly rotated off the bench, and everyone hit the court, but Mitchell was left in to keep playing.

This game presented Mitchell with the opportunity to reach 1000 points, but she continued to pass the ball, giving other players the chance to score as well.  However, just points away from hitting 1000, Mitchell came down wrong on her ankle, and had to be taken out of the game.  But Mitchell was determined to make it back in and reach her goal.

“I just told myself I was going to be okay, and I would find a way to get back out there,” said Mitchell.  That quarter she was able to resume playing, and, with seven seconds left in the third quarter, she finally scored the final two points that brought her tally up to 1000.  A time out was immediately called as the gym erupted in cheering.

“It’s definitely a huge accomplishment,” said Mitchell.  “I know no one has gotten it in a long time at Centennial, and it’s good to represent my school.”

The quarter ended at a score of 61-10, and the seniors were retired from the game after a strong performance from all three.

The underclassmen took to the floor and secured the win with a final score of 67-21.  Every team member played a part in the win.  Eight players put points on the board, including Mitchell (28), Simmons (8), Eads (7), Burk (7), and Izzie Chausse (7) among others.  Those who did not score still contributed with rebounds and steals, creating an impressive effort by the entire team.

Mitchell summed up the success of the game, saying, “I couldn’t have done it without my awesome teammates.  They were great tonight; they understood my goal and helped me every step of the way.  It was a much needed win after our loss yesterday.  It feels great to come back with a big win, especially on Senior Night.”

From here, the Eagle’s basketball program will be heading to play-offs.  The girls will play on Friday, February 27, so come out and support the team!

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