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Spring Signing Day

Words and Photos: Sandy Eichhorn

On Monday, May 9, some of Centennial’s future collegiate athletes signed their Letters of Intent.

Joey Sopchick signed to play baseball at Elizabethtown College, Jake Vanko will play baseball at Stevenson University, Jason Simpson signed to play lacrosse at Shenandoah University, Ally Driscoll will play basketball at Oberlin College, and Tom Brown will play basketball at Le Moyne.

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Zaching Against Cancer 3v3 Tournament

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Izzie Chausse

On Tuesday, March 9, the Zaching Against Cancer 3v3 Basketball Tournament was held during Eagle Time. The tournament was held in honor of former Centennial student, Zach Lederer.

The tournament consisted of teams of three. During Eagle Time, the games were played on the side baskets with students around watching. The tournament was arranged by Health teacher Robert Slopek, and science teacher Chad Hollwedel.

The tournament was held every Eagle Time for three weeks. Each game lasted eight minutes, with teams rotating each day. The finals, held on March 24, were played between the final four teams. Seniors Dougie Barnes, Tom Brown, and Michael Merkey won the tournament.

Boys’ Basketball Defeats Wilde Lake in Third Round of Playoffs

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Hunter Hall

On Wednesday, March 2, the gym at Centennial High School was packed with students, parents, and fans for the Regional Semi Final game between the Eagles and the Wilde Lake Wildecats. The Eagles impressed the crowd and came back to win the game 58-42.

The Eagles struggled to hit shots outside the paint, so the offense began looking into the post for points around the rim. Sophomore Kaleb Addisu was a force inside, finishing consistently.

With the Eagles down by three at the half for the second straight game, the team came out of the locker room fired up. Senior EJ Fowler and junior Elijah White, along with Brown, Addisu, and senior Michael Merkey, led the play for the Eagles. The Eagle defense pressured the Wilde Lake offense and made them take hard shots.

Brown led the game with 16 points, White finished with 13, Addisu scored 12, Fowler finished with 7, Merkey scored 6, and junior Alex Fant and sophomore Jayden Smith finished with 3 and 1 respectively.

The Eagles move on to play Stephen Decatur on Friday, March 5.

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Boys’ Basketball Beats Reservoir in Second Round of Playoffs

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Hunter Hall

On Tuesday, February 29, the Centennial Boys’ Basketball team started its playoff run. The team took on the reservoir Gators at home.

After overcoming a 3-point halftime deficit, the Eagles stormed back, emerging with a 57-53 victory.

Senior Tom Brown, was the offensive force for the Eagles, dropping a game high 20 points. Fellow senior Michael Merkey chipped in 13, capitalizing on many trips to the free throw line. Junior Elijah White and sophomore Jayden Williams each scored 8 points, senior EJ Fowler had 4 points, junior Alex Fant and sophomore Kaleb Addisu each scored 3 points, and sophomore Andrew Hohmann had 2.

The Eagles will play Wilde Lake at home on Wednesday, March 2.

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Boys’ Basketball Defeats River Hill

Words: Paul Drutch

Photos: Izzie Chausse

The Centennials Boys’ Basketball team finished out their regular season on February 22, with a strong victory against River Hill, ending at 53-25.

The game started off slowly, with the Eagles and Hawks tied the first few minutes of the game. Great shooting from senior Tom Brown helped the Eagles take the lead during the first quarter, after a Centennial time out.  

While the Eagles held their lead throughout the game, they pulled away early in the third quarter.

This ended the season with the Eagles at 13-6, and third overall in county. The boys’ playoff schedule will be released during the week.

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Tom Brown Scores 1,000 Points During Senior Night

Words: Paul Drutch

Photos: Hunter Hall

On Saturday February 20, the Centennial Boys’ Basketball team had their Senior Night against the Reservoir Gators. The seniors honored were Tom Brown, E.J. Fowler, Michael Merkey, and Javon Smith.  The Eagles defeated the Gators 56-53, with Brown and junior Elijah White leading the team.

In the late third quarter, the game was stopped to congratulate Brown, as he hit 1,000 points over his career as an Eagle. He is only the second person for Boys’ Basketball to score 1,000 points during their high school career. The win pushes Centennial to 12-6 in county and 14-7 overall.

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Boys’ Basketball Defeats Rival Mount Hebron

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Hunter Hall

On Friday, January 15, the Centennial Boys’ Basketball team played rival Mount Hebron in the teams’ only meeting of the season. In front of a sold out crowd, the Eagles came away with a 49-41 win.

It was a strong performance from the Eagles who are looking to surge into the second half of their season.

The Eagles were led by seniors Tom Brown and Michael Merkey who each had 13 points in the game. Senior EJ Fowler finished with 7 points , sophomore Kaleb Addisu had 6, sophomore Jayden Williams and junior Elijah White both had 4, senior and Javon Smith finished with 2.

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