Tag: Shawn Kruhm

Centennial Varsity Softball Suffers Season-Ending Loss

Words: Shawn Kruhm

After a challenging season, Centennial softball perfected their craft as they prepared to make a promising playoff run.

Despite an impressive win over Long Reach in extra innings earlier in the week, Centennial was defeated by Reservoir, ending their playoff run.

On Wednesday, May 15, the Centennial Varsity Softball team lost a heartbreaker against Reservoir by a final score of 3-2 in the 3A East section final.

The Eagles got out to a slow start, allowing three unanswered runs in the first three innings. Junior Jordan Hinz kept her team in the game, allowing no runs after the third inning, and assisting the field with a total of five strikeouts.

Tension grew as Centennial trailed by two runs entering the bottom of the seventh, and final inning.

With two outs, the Eagles loaded the bases. Junior Erin McGuire drew the walk which scored senior Grace Bennett to make the game 3-2.

Despite having the tying run on third base, Centennial was unable to force the runner home and tie the game. The emotional loss ends their successful season and advances Reservoir to the next round.


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Centennial Baseball Week in Review

Words: Shawn Kruhm

The Centennial Boys’ Baseball team experienced an eventful week as they took down two teams in the county following a tough, one-run loss.

On Monday, April 29, Centennial suffered a loss against Wilde Lake High School. The boys were unable to hit consistently as they finished the game with just two runs.

Despite the devastating loss, Centennial pulled themselves together in less than 24 hours and ended Howard High School’s fourteen-game win streak.

On Tuesday, April 30, the Eagles bounced back as they took down the number one team in the county, Howard High school.

Allowing just one run in seven innings, Centennial finished off Howard by a final score of 5-1. Sophomore Chris Betler finished the day with three hits on just three at-bats. The team was led by Senior Evan Eng, who pitched a complete game, finishing with four strikeouts and allowing five hits.

The Eagles kept the momentum going as they battled their rivals for their third consecutive game.

On Wednesday, May 1, Centennial defeated Mount Hebron High School 7-3. Tied in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Eagles scored four runs to take the lead and seal the victory.

Senior Jake Ewart pitched a phenomenal game, allowing three runs off eight hits through seven innings. Ewart was assisted by several notable plays in the field, along with multiple hits from both Betler and junior Zack Steen.


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Centennial Girls’ Lacrosse Week in Review

Words: Shawn Kruhm

The Centennial Girls’ lacrosse team closed out a tough week with two, great in-county wins. The Eagles defeated River Hill on Tuesday, April 23, and rival Mount Hebron on Thursday, April 26.

The two crucial wins last week allowed Centennial to continue their perfect record in county play. Tuesday’s matchup against River Hill challenged the girls to come back from behind and persevere through tough obstacles thrown their way.

After just the first seven minutes of play, Centennial had taken a 3-0 lead. Struggling to regain possession, the Eagles scored just one goal in the following fifteen minutes as River Hill took a 7-4 lead.

They cut the lead to two points at halftime, but found themselves battling from behind for the majority of the second half.

With under three minutes remaining in the second half, junior Rasa Welsh scored her fifth goal of the evening to tie the game at 15, followed by a goal from sophomore Louisa Lagera to put the Eagles ahead.

Both Welsh and Louisa Lagera scored five goals in their 16-15 win over River Hill, along with three goals from senior Marissa Lagera.

With just one day to prepare for possibly their biggest game of the season, Centennial had no time to celebrate their victory over River Hill.

On Thursday, April 26, the girls traveled to Mount Hebron High School to take on their biggest rival.

Centennial got out to a quick start on offense, scoring a total of ten goals in the first half alone.

Welsh would finish the game with six goals, but it was junior Carolina Pelligrini that the girls had to thank for ultimately winning the game.

After a back-and-forth battle, the game was all tied up at the end of regulation. Just minutes into overtime, Pelligrini scored the golden goal to put the Eagles ahead and secure the 16-15 victory over Mount Hebron.

A tough loss to Marriotts Ridge on Monday has Centennial rethinking their game plan for Wednesday’s matchup against Glenelg. The girls will host Glenelg for their senior night on Wednesday, May 1 at 5:30pm.


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Centennial Students Show Their Maryland Pride

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

On Tuesday, April 23, Centennial kicked off Prom Spirit week as students and teachers dressed up in their Maryland gear.

Many showed their school spirit, wearing Maryland flag socks and shorts, sweatshirts, and t-shirts.

Students and teachers can look forward to wearing their favorite jerseys for jersey day on tomorrow.



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Centennial Varsity Girls’ Softball Destroys Atholton

Words: Shawn Kruhm

On Wednesday, April 3, the Centennial Girls’ softball team forced a mercy rule and defeated Atholton by a final score of 14-1.

Centennial dominated in the field and at the plate. Junior Jordan Hinz pitched a full game. She finished with 10 strikeouts and allowed just two hits.

Despite an outstanding performance from Hinz, she could not have done it without assistance from her teammates.

The Eagles came out swinging, scoring a quick five runs in the second inning. The girls continued to dominate throughout the following innings.

In the fourth inning, they cycled through the entire order and scored eight runs.

Junior commit Lauren Marcotte finished with three hits, including one double, one run batted in, and one stolen base.

Centennial will look to improve their 4-3 record on Friday, April 5 at Oakland Mills.


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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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