Tag: Shawn Kruhm

Centennial Boys’ Soccer Dominates Hammond in First Home Game

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

On Tuesday, September 17, the Centennial Boys’ Soccer team defeated Hammond by a final score of 4-1. 

A tremendous defensive effort from the Eagles led to countless opportunities for the offense. Junior goalie Paul Russell led the defense and bailed the team out several times. Russell finished the game with 11 saves.

A slow offensive start for Hammond allowed Centennial to ease their way into the game. Nearly a quarter into the first half, sophomore Cameron Grable scored the team’s first goal. Despite gaining momentum, Hammond was able to tie the game shortly after.

Centennial pulled ahead just before halftime due to a phenomenal goal from junior Bryson Baker. Entering the second half with a one goal lead, the boys knew they had to come out strong. 

Sophomore Andrew Fritz had a strong varsity debut, scoring with 38:45 remaining in the second half. After taking a 3-1 lead, Centennial had put the game out of reach. 

The Eagles scored one final goal before the end of the game, coming from junior Kevin Salazar. Despite losing junior Tim Woerner and senior Elliott Keppler to injuries, the team was able to come out on top.

Centennial will play this Thursday, September 19 when they host Wilde Lake in hopes of getting their second win of the season.


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Centennial Field Hockey Falls Short in Tough Match Against Mount Hebron

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Melissa Notti

On Friday, September 13, the Girls’ Field Hockey team suffered their second loss. The devastating defeat unfortunately came against rival Mount Hebron. The final score was 6-0.

Despite the loss, junior Lily Sullivan made a tremendous effort to lead the offense throughout the game. Although only putting one shot on goal, Sullivan and the rest of the offense showed immense potential as Centennial moves forward through the season.

Senior Casey Stratton made 11 saves, but her attempts to hold off Mount Hebron were not enough. Although the defense was faced with several challenges, they were able to adjust and hold off the Vikings for the majority of the game.

The girls will travel to Old Mill Senior High School on Tuesday, September 17 as the team plans to bounce back in their third game of the regular season.


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Centennial Boys’ Soccer Nearly Complete Comeback Against Rival Mount Hebron

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Eliza Andrew

After taking a day to recover from a tough loss to Howard on Tuesday, the Boys’ Soccer team hit the road and faced off against their toughest rival. 

On Thursday, September 12, Centennial tied Mount Hebron in the team’s closest game thus far. The final score was 2-2 after the teams battled in not one, but two overtimes as neither team could pull away. 

Neither team was able to get anything going offensively in the opening 20 minutes. Shortly after that Centennial was able to take the first lead of the game.

With 18:40 remaining in the first half, junior Bryson Baker made a solo run down the left sideline. After beating his defender, Baker shot a rocket to the top right corner to beat the goalie. The visitors section, filled with Centennial students and parents, immediately rose to their feet to applaud the team.

Despite gaining momentum from Baker’s goal, Centennial’s defense was unable to hold the opposing offense as Mount Hebron scored before entering halftime. 

Both teams got off to another slow start to open the second half. Tremendous defense played by both teams resulted in equal possession time. 

Mount Hebron took the lead towards the middle of the second half and Centennial struggled to answer.

With under two minutes remaining in regulation, the game seemed nearly out of reach. After a fundamental tackle from senior Zach Grable, Baker dribbled the ball down the field. As defenders closed in, Baker made a flawless pass down the left side. 

Junior Tim Woerner received the ball and switched it towards the middle of the field. After dribbling past two defenders, Woerner found himself eight yards out with only the goalie in front of him. Woerner dropped the ball in the top left corner, giving the goalie no chance at a save.

The sea of white from Centennial’s student section erupted. The team had done the unexpected. Woerner scored the equalizer goal when just about everyone had lost hope. 

The game extended into two overtimes in which no one was able to score. The final score was 2-2. 

“I’ve been dealing with numerous injuries, so much so that this moment seemed impossible,” said Woerner. “Some people may just look at it as the equalizer, but for me this means everything, and this is just the beginning.”


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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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