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Centennial Girls’ Basketball Struggles in Season Opener

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

On Friday, December 6, the Centennial girls’ basketball team hosted Marriotts Ridge to kick off the regular season. Unfortunately, the Eagles were defeated by a final score of 51-28. 

The offensive struggles began during the beginning of the second and third quarters when Centennial only scored a combined five points.

Despite being down 18 points at the start of the fourth quarter, the girls fought until the end. Senior Brook Anderson was the only Centennial player to score in the fourth quarter with three three-pointers. She finished the game with 15 points.

Centennial will look to capture their first win on Wednesday, December 11, where they take on top-rival Mount Hebron.

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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 Field Hockey Knocked Out of Playoffs by Westminster

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Centennial’s field hockey season came to an end on Monday, October 28, after suffering a loss to Westminster Senior High School in the first round of playoffs.

The girls took an early 1-0 lead, but were unable to hold on as Westminster scored five unanswered goals. Centennial lost by a final score of 5-1.

Seniors reflected on their years with the Centennial field hockey team, as this was the last time many of them would ever play. 

“Centennial field hockey has helped me make lifelong friendships with some of the greatest girls I will ever meet,” said senior Sara Ferrara. “I will miss seeing my best friends every day at practice.” 

Senior Eliza Andrew said, “My favorite part of the past four seasons was singing on the bus with my friends and table topping everyone.” 

Although the team fell early in the playoffs, the girls are proud of everything they accomplished in the 2019 season.

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Centennial Volleyball Suffers Tough Loss on Senior Night

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

On Thursday, October 24, the Centennial Varsity Volleyball team hosted Marriotts Ridge in their final game of the season. Despite the team’s valiant effort, Centennial was defeated by a final score of 3-1. 

Seniors Sarah Allen, Gabriella Dipasquale, and Kayla Kellner were celebrated prior to the Senior Night match. 

“It was not the outcome we necessarily wanted, but we played really well together as a team,” said Allen. “We have a chance to face them again in playoffs this year and we plan on coming back stronger.” 

The seeding for the 3A East playoffs will be announced on October 28.

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Principal Dillon Comes Out on Top in Centennial’s Annual Dancing With the Staff

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

On Thursday, October 17, members of the Senior Dance Company partnered with a teacher of their choice to compete in Centennial’s annual Dancing With the Staff performance. 

From Ghostbusters to Despicable Me, students and staff incorporated numerous popular movies and themes into their entertaining dance numbers. 

Once all student and dancer duos had finished their routine, the panel of judges, made up of teachers and school officials, voted on the best dance duo. Although Divya Proper and choir teacher Rebecca Vanover won the judge’s vote, the audience voted for Principal Cynthia Dillon and Lexie Fang to win the first place trophy. Juliet Pantoulis and computer science teacher Michael Hobson received an honorable mention for their Back to the Future performance. 

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Centennial Suffers Tough Loss on Senior Night

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Melissa Notti

On Monday, October 14, the Centennial Field Hockey team celebrated their seniors in one of their last regular season home games. 

Juniors on the Varsity team made individual posters for their senior teammates. The seniors walked out in all red and princess crowns as they were announced from the press box. 

Unfortunately, the girls were defeated by River Hill High School with a final score of 3-0. 

Regardless of the score, Centennial played great offensively. The Eagles had possession for much of the game, creating many opportunities, but the girls struggled to finish. 

“Despite our loss, the entire team fought until the end to support the seniors in one of their final games on the team,” said senior Sara Ferrara. 

The Field Hockey team will host Glenelg High School in their final home game of the regular season tomorrow at 3:30pm.

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Centennial Field Hockey Defeats Wilde Lake in Pink Out Game

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

On Friday, October 4, the Centennial Field Hockey team hosted Wilde Lake High School in hopes of acquiring their third win of the 2019 season. The team wore pink socks, hair bows, and eye stripes to promote breast cancer awareness. Players and parents held a tailgate following the game in support of the cause.

The girls not only won the game, but they shut out Wilde Lake with a final score of 11-0. 

Despite Wilde Lake’s few opportunities on offense, Centennial senior goalie Casey Stratton made several impressive saves. 

Due to the Eagles high offensive possession time, they were able to create countless scoring chances. Seniors Sara Ferrara and Eliza Andrew played exceptionally well, as they finished the game with four combined goals.  

Despite the team’s early struggles this season, they improved dramatically and will take these next two weeks to prepare for playoffs. 

“We knew coming into the game that Wilde Lake’s Field Hockey program has improved from previous years, so we had to work together as a team to break their five game winning streak,” said Andrew. “We came out with intensity at the start which continued throughout the rest of the game.” 

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