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Centennial Varsity Field Hockey Takes Down Long Reach in First Playoff Game

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Delanie Tucker

On Thursday, October 25, the Centennial Girl’s Varsity Field Hockey team defeated Long Reach by a final score of 5-2.

The Eagles struggled moving the ball down the field early on. Neither team was able to make anything happen on offense, until junior forward Eliza Andrew scored Centennial’s first goal with 20 minutes remaining.

Despite several Long Reach fast breaks, sophomore Jane Hudson was able to clear the ball out in two 1v3 instances.

The Eagles were tied 1-1 going into the second half.

Only five minutes into the second half, sophomore Lily Sullivan assisted junior Sara Ferrara on her first goal of the game. Sullivan later scored a goal of her own and recorded her second assist; a strategic pass to senior Annabel Baldy with 15 minutes left on the clock.

Andrew sealed the game off with her second goal of the night with under 30 seconds remaining.

Defensively, the Eagles played very well. Along with great help from the defenders, junior goalie Casey Stratton allowed Long Reach to score just two goals.

Centennial’s victory against Long Reach advances them to the next round. They will play their next game on Monday, October 29, at Mount Hebron High School.

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Centennial Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Takes Down Reservoir in Overtime

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Joey Sedlacko

On Tuesday, October 16, the Centennial Girls’ Varsity Volleyball team defeated Reservoir in a competitive match that lasted five sets.

Throughout the first set, Centennial made several errors due to a lack of communication. They struggled finishing numerous energizing rallies, despite junior Gabriella Dipasquale’s three defensive digs. Centennial lost the first set 25-22.

Reservoir entered the second set with great momentum. After taking a quick 7-1 lead, Centennial coach Michael Bossom was forced to call a timeout and regroup. Moments later, Centennial went on a 9-0 run and Reservoir was unable to recover. The Eagles won the second set 25-21 due to junior Sarah Allen’s five kills.

Despite senior Emily Dewhurst’s several kills, Centennial lost the third set by a score of 25-18.

Senior and team leader Jackie Sterenberg knew what had to be done to force a fifth set. With one ace, a block, and five kills of her own, Sterenberg led Centennial to a victory in the fourth set, 25-22.

Centennial was determined to win. In a nearly perfect start to the fifth set, the Eagles took a 5-0 lead. Nothing was going to stop them as they defeated Reservoir in overtime 15-8.

A victory on Tuesday improves the team’s overall record to 6-4. The girls’ next game is this Thursday, October 18, at 5:30pm against River Hill in Centennial’s main gym. Come out and support!

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Centennial’s Allied Soccer Team Loses Tough Game to Atholton

Words and Photos: Shawn Kruhm

On Monday, October 1, Centennial Allied Soccer was defeated by a score of 4-1.

The game started off slow, leaving both teams scoreless at the end of the first quarter. It was not until the end of the second quarter that Centennial took a 1-0 lead.

With just fifteen seconds left in the half, Senior, Hassan Hamound scored Centennial’s lone goal of the day.

An astounding first half shutout was due to Mike McCarthy’s three saves in goal, and numerous defensive stops and clears from Ian Winters.

Once the second half kicked off, the Eagles began to struggle, allowing two goals in under 45 seconds. Atholton finished the third quarter with three goals of their own, taking a 3-1 lead.

Atholton added to their lead with one final goal in the fourth quarter to take down  Centennial 4-1.

Centennial hopes to bounce back strong against Hammond today at 3:00 pm.

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Centennial Students and Teachers Roll Out of Bed in Their Coziest Attire

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Eliza Andrew

On Monday, September 24, homecoming spirit week began as students and staff came to school in their favorite pajamas. Many wore fuzzy pants and bathrobes while others went all out in an assortment of soft onesies. Pajama day is a great way to ease students into their first full week of school and a greatly anticipated spirit week.

The vast participation is a great indicator for a successful spirit week. The homecoming dance is on Saturday, September 29. Do not forget to buy your tickets and wear your Hawaiian shirts and skirts for tropical Tuesday tomorrow.

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Centennial Students Prepare for Finals Week

Words: Shawn Kruhm

With the school year winding down, students of Centennial have begun preparing for finals. A full week of tests from every class stands between students and their summer vacation.

It can be challenging for students to balance homework, extracurricular activities, and finals. To manage their finals, students must put time aside from their daily activities to study.

Junior Peyton Sites said, “I study about three hours a day and review all of my subjects.”

Being aware of quarter and midterm grades is important. If students know their grades, they can figure out the classes in which they need to dedicate more of their study time to.

Using the point system, students can calculate their final grades. Often students are grade locked, meaning their grade is already decided. No matter what they earn on their final, their grade will not change.

Performing well on midterms can benefit students later on in the year, taking away some of the stress from finals.

Sophomore Sully Beck-Winter said, “I have to prepare more for midterms because most of my grades are already locked at this point so I think midterms set the standard.”

Finals week is very stressful and time consuming for all students regardless of their midterm grades. Good luck to everyone testing this week!

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​Centennial Dresses Wackier Than Ever

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos:  Zach Grable

On Wednesday, May 2, students and staff wore their wackiest apparel to celebrate another successful day of prom spirit week. Students enjoyed wearing anything but their normal attire.

Many showed their school spirit by rocking their craziest hats, funniest shirts, and wildest socks.

Students can look forward to participating in two more spirit days: Class Color Day on Thursday, and College Sweatshirt Day on Friday.

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Centennial’s Science Olympiad Team Wins Big at States

Words: Shawn Kruhm / Photos: Takumi Fukazawa

On April 14, the Science Olympiad Team placed first in the State Tournament at Johns Hopkins University.

Leading up to the State Tournament, the team participated in four other competitions: three invitationals and regionals. The team performed exceptionally well in all five tournaments. In the State Tournament, Centennial’s Annie Liu won a bronze medal; Chy Murali, Ruoheng Zeng, and Mayur Krishna won silver medals; and Franklin Yang, Takumi Fukazawa, Eric Kim, Matthew Zeng, Jerry Yuan, Leo Wu, Thomas Luo, Nicole Meister, Jocelyn Matthew, Nadine Meister, and Helen Yang won gold medals!

All year long, the team has worked hard and practiced to get to where it is now. Many students have been members of the team for several years.

“I have been a part of the Science Olympiad Team for two years,” said Sophomore Takumi Fukazawa. “My favorite part of the club is being able to choose what science to study as well as being able to bond with the team.”

The Science Olympiad team will travel to Colorado to compete in the National Tournament on May 18.

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