Tag: Tori Montanez

Softball Loses to Reservoir on Senior Night

Words and Photos: Sandy Eichhorn

On Thursday, May 12, Centennial Varsity Softball played against the Reservoir Gators for Senior Night and the first round of playoffs.

Seniors Emily Allen, Jordan Ciraolo, Emily Davis, Tori Montanez, and Sam Sterenberg were honored with speeches and a cookout after the game.

Ciraolo and sophomore Gracie Rockefeller scored two runs and juniors Camryn Allen, Celina Jensen, and Caroline Strott each scored one run.

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Preparing for Prom

Words: Melinda Gwanzura

Prom can be seen as one of the most memorable events most high school students attend. It’s a time that not only allows upperclassman to come together and celebrate, but permits students to go out and make memories that can last a lifetime. Some Centennial students take several months to prepare for this impressionable event, carefully picking out dresses, tuxedos, and party buses.

The process of preparing for Prom may just be as exciting as the event itself. Tori Montanez, a senior at Centennial High School gushed over how she daringly asked out her prom date, “At first I wanted to kind of do it in an extravagant way or gesture but the guy I asked to Prom is one of my super close friends. We basically grew up together so I didn’t want to put too much pressure on him. So, instead I decided to just pull him off to the side one day and just have a mature conversation regarding the event.”

Montanez then went on to share how her preparations for this year’s prom stating, “ I actually found my prom dress a few months ago while I was thrift shopping! I know a lot of girls don’t usually do that but I saw potential in it and instantly fell in love with the dress!”

Senior, Sabrina Wang, also shared the hassle of finding the perfect dress, “I finally found my dress a few weeks ago and I’m absolutely in love. I’m just so excited because dress shopping was both a pain and complete bliss. But, I’m reminded whenever I try on the dress, how worth it will all be!”

Wang said, “I’m definitely glad I went to my junior prom because now I kind of know what to expect when it comes to the basic preparations and arrangements my friends, date, and I have to make. I mean I’m not saying you need to go to both proms but it definitely gives you a slight upper hand if you attend your junior prom.”

On the other hand senior, Xander Castle-Smith, suggests that people, especially seniors, over complicate the event stating, “After the promposal most things are pretty simple. I feel like we put too much pressure on this, when in all honesty the night’s outcome really just depends on what you make out of it. It really isn’t necessary to stress out over prom but you just kind of live in the moment.”

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Allied Softball Takes on the Centennial Girls’ Varsity Team

Words: Ashley Berry

At 3:00pm on Wednesday, April 8, the Centennial allied softball team was primed to take on the Marriot’s Ridge Mustangs. Due to transportation issues, the Mustangs never made it to Centennial. Rather than send the allied team home, the Centennial girls’ varsity softball team stepped up to the plate for an in-house scrimmage.

The allied team was off to a great start with five runs in the first inning. Michael Clark ran from second base to home plate off a solid hit by Dominic Roybal, scoring the first run of the game. Roybal and Michael McCarthy were both on base when Orkun Unal hit a ball to the back wall, giving both a chance to run home. Both Unal and Jonathan Hanks had successful at-bats and were on base when Thompson Truong had a nice hit which brought both of them home.

Jordan Ciraolo, Sammy Kastner, and Tori Montanez were quickly retired by Matthew Na and Clark, ending the first inning with a score of 5-0.

Clark scored again in the second inning, making the score 6-0. At the bottom of the second inning, three players from the Centennial boys’ varsity team, Connor Clemens, Matt McShane and Robert Hunter, joined forces with the allied team. Despite a run scored by Caroline Strott of the girls’ team, the allied team didn’t back down. Clark was responsible for three outs at the plate off of throws from Hanks and Clemens, ending the second inning with a score of 6-1.

Michael Havlik, McCarthy and Clark each had amazing hits in the third and final inning, and Unal scored his second run. Montanez scored a second run for the girls off a hit by Kastner in the bottom of the third inning. That would be their final run. Both Strott and Ciraolo found themselves out at the hands of Havlik and Celina Jensen was thrown out at first base on a nice play between Clark and Havlik, ending the game with a score of 7-2.

Allied softball’s peer helpers, Sakena Redmond, Anna Crowe and Frankie Krzyzanowski, and coaches, Coach Frost, Ms. Seen, Mr. Young and Ms. Dodd, helped the team take this win.

Allied Softball’s next game will be Tuesday, April 18 at 3:00 at Glenelg.

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