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Boys’ Lacrosse Defeats Reservoir in Playoffs

Words: Zach Grossman

Photos: Shalini Malhotra

On Thursday, May 10, the Centennial Eagles Boys’ Lacrosse team had a convincing 15-3 win against Reservoir High School in the first round of playoffs.

The Eagles began the first half with an impressive goal from senior Tommy Kolp. The Eagles proceeded to play exceptionally well with three goals from junior Jeremy Wilson. Sophomore Peter Krawczyk added to the Eagles lead with 2 of his own goals in the first half. Senior Josiah Gavlin scored a goal and shortly after, junior Thomas Thurmond had a lighting speed solo goal. At the half, the Eagles led 8-2.

The Eagles continued to dominate the game in the second half with an early goal from Thurmond, giving the Eagles a 9-2 lead. Gavlin had two more goals in the half, contributing to the Eagles’ 15-3 win.
The Eagles’ next playoff game is at home against Glenelg High School on Friday, May 12.

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“Zaching” Day in Howard County

Words: Zach Grable

Photos: Shalini Malhotra

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman declared May 1 as “Zaching Day” in Howard County, to honor the Zaching Against Cancer Foundation and its inspiration, Zach Lederer.

Students throughout Howard County wore Zaching t-shirts or red shirts to show their support for the foundation. The symbolic strongman pose has reached people both in the Howard County community and beyond. Zach’s mother, Christine, has asked that people make $24 donations in honor of his 24th birthday.

Lederer was an inspiration for everyone and his legacy runs through Centennial and the Howard County community.

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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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Tourist Day

Words: Meghan Moore

Photos: Zach Grable

On Tuesday, April 25, Centennial students dusted off their dad’s Tommy Bahama shirts and broke out their bucket hats for Tourist Day.

Two days into Prom Spirit Week, students sported Hawaiian shirts, high-waisted shorts, socks and sandals, visors, fanny packs.

While the majority of the school participated in Tourist Day, Centennial seniors decided to wear red, white, and blue for an America themed spirit day.

 Spirit Week will continue on Wednesday, April 26, with Pajama Day.

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Junior Interviews

Words: Lisa Kerr

Photos: Zach Grable

On April 4 and 5, juniors tied their ties, slipped on their heels, and got ready for Centennial’s Junior Interviews. In addition to being a graduation requirement, students also believed the interviews helped them in other ways.

Confident in her performance, Chelsea Ofori stated, “After preparing previously, I found the interview not too difficult. I felt as if I didn’t have to act like I knew what to say, it just flowed naturally.”

While Ofori and many juniors prepared far in advance, there were also some juniors who felt they could have done more.

Tamara Dowding said, “Although I wasn’t as prepared as I’d hoped, I still feel like the experience helped to get me ready for college interviews next year.”

At the end of it all, despite the lingering nervousness or strong fearlessness students may have held, each performed well in their interview.

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Centennial vs. Homewood Game

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Shalini Malhotra and Zach Grable

Centennial hosted Homewood for the annual Centennial vs. Homewood game on Wednesday, March 22. Centennial’s team was made of up students from the Sports for Life classes. Eighteen Centennial students played: Shawn Atmar, John Bossom, Drew Burk, Stephen Cagas, Floyd Collier, Sean Cooley, Paul Drutch, Hamzah Elhabashy, Hudson Graves, Nick Haskins, Zane Haug, Justin Homassel, Alex Kartak, Andy Lee, Ammar Narmouq, Michael Pellegrini, Eli Ross, and Kevin Woo. The team was coached by Corey Eudell, Shawn Hill, Andrew Hohmann, Michael Kefyalew, and Sean Taylor.

Homewood quickly took the lead in the opening play of the game and continued to put points on the board. Centennial responded with strong passes and teamwork but was unable to take the lead. Centennial trailed 13-10 at the end of the first quarter.

During the second quarter, Collier started the Eagles off with a basket while Pellegrini and Burk also helped close the gap between the teams. Despite their best efforts, Centennial went into the locker room behind 23-17 at the half.

During halftime, Matthew Na energized the crowd with his halftime dance party. Centennial fed off this energy and was able to take the lead in the third quarter after Graves hit two foul shots. Homewood quickly responded with a three point shot and once again took the lead. The Eagles fought back, with Narmouq, Pellegrini, and Haug putting points on the scoreboard, but Homewood made impressive three point shots to keep them ahead. Centennial went into the fourth quarter behind 37-31.

The Eagles came out hard in the fourth quarter with Burk putting up two, Graves with four, and Haug with seven. However, the crowd agreed with emcees Meg Thompson and Rachel Mathew about Centennial’s lack of defense, and Homewood continued to score relentlessly.

Centennial ultimately fell to Homewood, 55-46. After the game, the teams participated in a dunking competition and a three-point contest where Centennial won the former and Homewood the latter.


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Boys’ Basketball Defeats Mt. Hebron in First Round of Playoffs

Words: Zach Grable
Photos: Shalini Malhotra

On Friday, February 24, the Boys’ Varsity Basketball team played their biggest rival, the Mount Hebron Vikings, for the first round of the 3A State Playoffs.

More than an hour before the game, the Centennial student section was completely filled in anticipation for the big game.

From tipoff to the final whistle, the Eagles kept a lead. The first quarter was electrified by the energy of both teams’ fans. Centennial’s transition offense and physical defense was no match for Hebron’s play. By the end of the first quarter, the Eagles were up 17-9.

In the second quarter, Centennial still had a lead, but Hebron was closing in. By the end of the quarter, Centennial was ahead, 27-21.

The Eagles came out with more intensity than ever before in the second half. Clutch offensive plays by senior Elijah White and great defensive plays by junior Andrew Hohmann kept the Eagles ahead. Also, a dunk by junior Hayden Ford impressed the spectators and further increased the Eagles’ energy. By the end of the third quarter the score was 42-26. In the final quarter, the Eagles’ win was sealed.

Centennial will play Long Reach High School on Tuesday, February 28, for the second round of the playoffs.


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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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National Spring Signing Day

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Shalini Malhotra

On Friday, February 4, four of Centennial’s senior athletes signed their Letter of Intent to play sports at the collegiate level.

Jasmine McCree will play Division 1 soccer at Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland. McCree made First Team All-County and First Team All-State.

Jennifer Dietrich signed to play Division 3 field hockey at Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania. Dietrich made Second Team All-County as a goalie in the 2016 season.

Cristina Narron will be playing Division 3 soccer at Salisbury University in Maryland. Narron received recognition in the county and earned an Honorable Mention this past season.

Olivia O’Connell signed to Kenyon College in Ohio lay Division 3 field hockey. O’Connell made First Team All-County during her senior season.

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