Tag: Sports

Boys Lacrosse Falls to Glenelg On Senior Night

Words: Peyton Leineweber

Photos: Rasa Welsh

The Centennial boys varsity lacrosse team faced Glenelg High School for their senior night on Wednesday, May 2. The team saw ten seniors play in their last home game: Jack Schlossberg, Francis Kim, Dillon Glyder, Thomas Thurmond, Michael Pellegrini, Jeremy Wilson, Zach Trimper, Brandon Shipe, Taran Thielemann, and Dylan Toth will be sorely missed by teammates and coaches.

Glenelg started off the game with a strong presence having four unanswered goals. The Eagles were struggling to get a rhythm going on offense, but junior Charlie Hockersmith, scored a quick goal that was the Eagles first of the game.

Hockersmith immediately scored his second goal with a quick pick up off the draw. The score was 4-2 with the Eagles still hopeful of a comeback. Glenelg began to pull away scoring goal after goal and the Eagles had no answer.

By fourth quarter the game had seemingly slipped away from the Eagles with the Gladiators ahead by a wide margin. Hockersmith delivered once again for the Eagles, scoring back to back goals, topping off his hat trick for the night. Hockersmith played an integral part in keeping the Eagles in the game.

Junior Peter Krawczyk scored two goals and Senior Jeremy Wilson scored one goal in the final minutes of the game. The Eagles came close to beating the Gladiators, but fell short losing 10-7.

The team takes on Howard High School for their final game on Friday, May 4.

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Boys Lacrosse Dominate Rival Hebron Under Friday Night Lights

Words: Peyton Leineweber

Photos: Sydney Beck

The Centennial boys varsity lacrosse team took on long-time rival Mt. Hebron High School on Friday, April 27. The Eagles won 10-3, dominating the whole game on offense and defense.

The game started off with a quick goal from sophomore Connor Carpenter. From there, the Eagles took off, scoring one goal after another. Hebron answered with three goals of their own, however, the deficit proved to be insurmountable.

Senior goalie Jack Schlossberg had an impressive run in the goal saving the majority of shots on goal. Captain Jeremy Wilson was a key player on offense who kept the ball in the Eagles’ possession through the game.

The Eagles’ defense stepped up by playing an aggressive defense that kept the Vikings from getting opportunities to take many shots on goal.

The Eagles take on Fallston High School at home on Monday, April 30.

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Centennial Varsity Softball Loses on the Road Against Howard

Words: Josh Horen

The Centennial varsity softball team lost today, April 26, against the Howard Lions by a score of 10-0.

Howard scored four runs in the first inning and then added six more over the next five innings to make a push for the top spot in the county.

The Eagles did not have a base runner until the fourth inning and their offense struggled at the plate.

Centennial does have a chance to avenge today’s loss however, as they will play Wilde Lake at home tomorrow.

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Centennial’s Allied Softball Team Takes on Hebron

Words: Shawn Kruhm

On Thursday, April 19, Centennial’s allied softball team traveled to Mount Hebron for an exciting game.

It turned out to be a hard fought game in which both teams played exceptionally well. Centennial’s Mike McCarthy lead the team as the starting pitcher. He received support from junior Ian Winters at first base and senior Dominic Roybal at second. Winters recorded six outs to help the defense.

Junior Hassan Hamound and senior Jonathan Hanks also came out to play. They both proved to be power hitters at the plate, combining for three singles and two doubles.

The allied softball team’s next game is at Centennial on April 24. Make sure to go support them and show your school spirit.

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Centennial Varsity Softball Takes Down Atholton

Words: Josh Horen

The Centennial Eagles defeated the Atholton Raiders by a score of 14-4 on Wednesday, April 18.

In what was a very complete performance on both sides of the ball for the Eagles, pitcher Jordan Hinz controlled the game, throwing a complete game and only allowing four runs.

Centennial tacked on four runs in the first inning to jump out to an early lead. The Raiders didn’t respond until the fifth inning, allowing Centennial to add another five unanswered runs, and extend their lead to 9-0 after four innings.

However, the Raiders fought back and scored four runs in the top of the fifth to trim the lead to 9-4.

It was too little too late for the Raiders, as the Eagles didn’t allow any more runs after that and added five more runs of their own, finishing the game with a score of 14-4.

Centennial’s Olivia Reese and Lauren Marcotte combined to go 6-8 as they continue their success at the plate.

The Eagles now pushed themselves to a game over .500 in-county (5-4) but still remain two games under .500 overall (5-7).

As for the Raiders, they continue to fall in-county, dropping to 2-7.

The Eagles will be back in action on Thursday, April 19, against Marriotts Ridge, who is currently 7-1 in the county and on a five game in-county win streak.

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Centennial Varsity Softball Falls to River Hill at Home

Words: Josh Horen

After an 14-0 demolition of the Mount Hebron Vikings on Wednesday, April 4, the Eagles offense couldn’t get into a rhythm Thursday, falling to River Hill by a score of 10-1.

The Hawks tacked on two runs in the top of the first inning and then added two more in the top of the fifth to score four unanswered runs. Thanks to very heads-up base-running by sophomore Olivia Reese, the Eagles scored their first and only run of the game in the bottom of the fifth inning. River Hill answered the very next inning, adding one more run, stretching their lead back to four runs. Centennial’s offense remained quiet throughout the whole game, as they seemingly could not get any type of rally going. The Hawks completed the game by adding five more runs in the top of the seventh to solidify their win, 10-1.

The Eagles now move to a game under .500, with a 2-3 overall record, while the Hawks remain undefeated at 5-0.

Centennial softball will return to action on Saturday, April  7, in a tournament featuring in-county and out-of-county opponents.

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Annual Zaching Against Cancer Tournament Championship

Words and Photos: Zach Grable

Thursday, March 29, was the final day of the Zaching Against Cancer March Madness Basketball Tournament, when the championship game was held.

The Steezmen battled Vyatautus for the title. This was a very close game, with both teams scoring back and forth. By the end of regulation, it was tied 8-8.

Overtime began with a quick two points from The Steezmen, but with clutch 3s from senior Sean Taylor, Vyatautus stayed within reach. Vyatautus took advantage of its second opportunity to win and hit the ground running. A nice lay-up from senior Michael Pellegrini and deep two-pointer from freshman Shane Taylor put Vyatautus up 12-10. Both teams scored only one other point. The game finished with Vyatautus on top, 13-11.

This year’s ZAC Tournament was yet again a well attended and meaningful Centennial event.

For the first article click here: https://chswingspan.com/2018/03/07/week-one-of-zaching-against-cancer-march-madness-basketball-tournament/ 

For the second article click here: https://chswingspan.com/2018/03/14/week-two-of-zaching-against-cancer-march-madness-basketball-tournament/

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Centennial Girls Track and Field Complete a Record-Breaking Journey Towards the State Title

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos contributed by: Kirsten Wikner

Centennial girls track and field ended a successful winter season in the best way possible: seniors Claudia Pilcher and Kirsten Wikner, and juniors Cora Blount and Alison Betler won the 4×800 meter relay state title. This marks the first time in Centennial history that a girls indoor track and field team won the 4×800 meter relay at the state level.

The four girls started their record-breaking run in counties where they won the 4×800 relay. They moved up to the next level and competed at regionals, where they won the 4×800 relay in record time, finishing the race with a time of 9:53, the quickest 4×800 time in Centennial history, for both indoor and outdoor track and field.

Pilcher, Wikner, Blount, and Betler then took their talents to the track and field state championship. Pilcher began the race, followed by Wikner, Blount, and Betler. It was a tough race, but the girls fought through it and came out on top, finishing with a time of 9:59.

We had a pretty big lead in the beginning of the race but at times it was close and there was a lot of really good other teams,” said Pilcher. “I knew that Alison, Cora and Kirsten are all incredible runners and as soon as Alison pulled ahead in the last 2 laps, we realized we were about to win states.”

The girls have created a special bond and will remember their journey forever. They had so much support from each other as well as family and friends attending the event.

“Crossing the line in first place was an unbelievable feeling. M

y teammates did a great job of positioning us in the lead so all I had to do was maintain that. I had a lot of people cheering me on which really motivated me to make my move into first,” said Betler. “Winning a state title is something that every runner dreams of, so being able to make that dream into a reality was incredible and definitely a moment I’ll never forget.”

Wikner added, “It is very special to win a state title especially since it was with this relay team. I’m so happy we could win it together.”

While they all have tremendous talent and drive, the girls acknowledged their coach, Kevin Mccoy, for playing a huge role in their success.

“I always knew Coach McCoy was standing on the sidelines for each race, cheering us on and pushing me to go 110% every time,” said Pilcher.

“It was like a rush of happiness,” said Blount. “I cried because I was so happy that all our hard work paid off.”

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Centennial Takes on Homewood at Annual Face-off

Photos and Words: Sydney Beck

On March 16, 2018, Centennial High School hosted the annual Homewood basketball game. The game, which took place during fourth period, was watched by students and faculty. The friendly, yet competitive game was played by students who qualified for the game after winning the tournament in the Sports for Life class.

The not-so-serious commentators of the game included Seniors Meg Thompson, Dylan Toth, and Chris Hopkins. The score was accurately kept by the Centennial boys Varsity basketball manager, Terry Kim.

The Eagles were coached by members of both the girls and boys basketball teams. The starting lineup consisted of Seniors Jake Horen, Josh Horen, Michael Pellegrini, Alex Keppler, and Andy Lee. The Eagles constantly rotated players throughout the game, due to complaints from the bench and student section.

The Eagles came out strong against the opposing team, ending the first half with a convincing lead of 36-16.

Centennial’s Dance III performed an upbeat routine at halftime. The group of 18, danced in unison to “You Don’t Know Me” by Jax Jones featuring RAYE.

The Centennial Eagles wrapped up the game with a final score of 78-30

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