Tag: State Championship

Outdoor Track and Field’s Successful Trip to the State Championship

Words: Michael Moore

On Saturday May 25, the Centennial outdoor track and field team traveled to Morgan State University to compete in the state championships. The boys’ team had a lot of success, with graduated senior Josh Poole taking third in the 200m, and first in the 400m. The relay team of Poole and also graduated seniors Eddie Krahe, Andrew Kutt, and Jordan Roberts took home a state title in the 4x400m relay. The girls’ team also enjoyed success with freshman Ally Driscoll earning second place in the 1600m, and graduated senior Catie Bernhardt taking third place the 800m. The girls also had success with a relay team. The 4x800m relay team of Driscoll, Bernhardt, junior Ilana Harris, and junior Alyssa Taylor took home fourth place.

Poole had an exceptional performance Saturday, winning a state title in the 400m and in the 4x400m relay. For Poole, the win in the 400m was very special, “I promised Coach Pauller that I was going to win the 400 after my freshman year, so to finally achieve that felt awesome, especially to know that my hard work paid off.” He is also very proud of his relay team for their performance in the meet. “The relay championship was a surprise, and I’m really proud of the team stepping up to run that. They did the work, and by the time I had gotten the handoff we were first in the heat and ready to win it,” said Poole. “I’m happy that I got to be able to run with them and that we were able to accomplish what we did.”

The season was very successful for the Eagles. With a ninth place finish in the state, Poole gives a lot of credit to his teammates. “I think that that we had people step up and perform when we needed them, and as a whole I think our ninth place in the state meet is evidence that we had a great season.” For Poole, this was the perfect end to his high school career, saying, “I couldn’t ask for a better way to end my high school track career.”

Volleyball State Finals Summary

by Emma Harring

College Park, MD – The Centennial Eagles volleyball team had an outstanding season with an 18-1 record, including the playoffs. The team remained undefeated throughout the regular season and played their hearts out in the playoffs.

On November 16, the Eagles faced the reigning state champions, the North Hagerstown High School Hubs, in the 3A State Championship. The Eagles and the Hubs remained in a close back and forth battle throughout the first two set.

“We came out strong, but we didn’t continue our strength,” said senior Trisha Mockapetris, who finished with fifteen kills. “You have to want every point. You have to play every point like it’s the last.”

Unfortunately, the Eagles lost the match in three sets (20-25, 23-25, and 12-25).

“We were beat by a better team,” said head coach, Larry Schofield. He added, “We didn’t execute the way we needed to.” Both Schofield and some of the players agreed that the team played tentatively and the players started second guessing themselves.

White-Torreullas said that “not hearing each other all the time,” and the noise level from the fans effected communication on the court.

Junior Jessie Link said that the players learned to work as a team this year and she believed that the winning tradition of volleyball had been restored to Centennial. The volleyball team has three current seniors that will graduate this year: Hannah McKown, Trisha Mockapetris, and Lexi White-Torreullas.

Senior Lexi White-Torreullas said that while she was upset that she lost, she remembered the real reason for being out on the court.

“It is about having fun, not always about winning or losing.”

Volleyball State Finals Photos

College Park, MD – After a phenomenal volleyball season, the CHS Lady Eagles varsity volleyball team lost to North Hagerstown High School in the 3A MPSSAA State Finals on Friday November 16, 2012. The Eagles played a close game with scores of 20-25, 22-25, and 12-25 in each set respectively, but unfortunately could not come out ahead of North Hagerstown. Congrats to the Lady Eagles on a FANTASTIC season.

Photo Credit: Caitlin Martin

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Volleyball State Finals Results

College Park, MD – After a phenomenal volleyball season, the CHS Lady Eagles varsity volleyball team lost to North Hagerstown High School in the 3A MPSSAA State Finals on Friday November 16, 2012. The Eagles played a close game with scores of 20-25, 22-25, and 12-25 in each set respectively, but unfortunately could not come out ahead of North Hagerstown. Congrats to the Lady Eagles on a FANTASTIC season. Stay tuned to chswingspan.wordpress.com for pictures of tonights game.

Photo Credit: Caitlin Martin

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Varsity Volleyball State Finals

Ellicott City, MD – Be sure to come out and support CHS Varsity Volleyball tonight at Ritchie Colosseum, at The University of Maryland. The game will begin at 8:00 pm.This 3A MPSSAA playoff game is the state final against North Hagerstown High School.

Be sure to follow The Wingspan on Twitter (@chswingspan) and stay tuned to chswingspan.wordpress.com for constant coverage of tonight’s game.

Varsity Volleyball State Semifinal Photos

College Park, MD – On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, The CHS Lady Eagles Varsity Volleyball team won the state semifinals to move on to the state finals. The Eagles won the first three games with scores of 25-13, 25-14, and 25-10 respectively.

Photo Credit: Caitlin Martin

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