Tag: Varsity

Girls Varsity Soccer Defeated By Atholton

Words: Delanie Tucker

On October 18, Centennial’s Girls Varsity Soccer team hosted Atholton High School for our senior night game.

Seven seniors were honored last night: Ashley Molz, Ashley Deng, Courtney McVicker, McKenna Griffin, Casey Clark, Peyton Wilkerson and Fjordia Akhtalr.

All seven girls were starters for the game.

Sadly, the final score was 2-1, with Atholton taking the win.

The game was very aggressive, which resulted in both teams earning several fouls.

Centennial’s goal was scored by Molz off of a free kick in the second half.

A win last night would have secured the Eagles a second seed spot in playoffs. Because of the loss, they will have to play this coming week and will be forced to play Reservoir High School, the top team, in their first playoff game.

Despite the loss, the girls are looking forward to playoffs, and will learn from their mistakes made in earlier games.

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Varsity Boys’ Soccer Loses to Mount Hebron 2-0

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos: Eliza Andrew

On Friday, October 12, the Centennial Varsity Boys Soccer team lost their fourth game of the season to their rival Mount Hebron High School.

The Mount Hebron defense limited the Eagles’ attack to few scoring opportunities throughout the game to secure their 2-0 victory.

Mount Hebron scored the first goal seven minutes into the first half. The Eagles failed to clear the ball after a cross by Mount Hebron was sent in near the front of the goal, and a Mount Hebron player tapped the ball in to put the Vikings up 1-0.

Despite giving up the early goal, Centennial settled into the game and kept their composure.

Throughout the rest of the first half, the Eagles went on the attack and applied pressure on the Mount Hebron defense. Two shots went just wide of the post for Centennial, and a header off of a free kick nearly went in, but the Mount Hebron goalie was able to save the ball.

The Eagles went into halftime trailing 1-0.

In the second half, both teams struggled to find their rhythm offensively, and did not have many scoring chances.

However, with 15 minutes remaining in the game, a Centennial defender committed a foul in the penalty box, granting Mount Hebron a penalty kick. Mount Hebron was able to capitalize on Centennial’s defensive error by scoring the penalty kick and going up 2-0.

The Eagles’ efforts to accomplish a comeback fell short as the Mount Hebron defense was able to hold onto their team’s lead and win the game.

The Varsity Boys Soccer team will be taking on Oakland Mills High School at home in their next game of the season on October 16 at 5:30pm.

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Centennial’s Varsity Girls’ Soccer Is Victorious Over Mount Hebron Vikings

Words: Delanie Tucker

On Friday, October 12, Centennial’s Varsity Girls Soccer team took on Mount Hebron High School, coming out with a 3-1 victory.

Both the Eagles and the Vikings played hard, but in the end, the Eagles possessed the ball better, only letting up enough to let Mount Hebron get through their backline once.

Centennial’s goals came from sophomore Lindsey Han, junior Carolina Pellegrini and senior Courtney McVicker.

Since the game took place on a Friday night at the same time the football team would typically be playing, the marching band and Centennial’s cheerleaders performed.

The marching band celebrated their senior night prior to the game.

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From the Print Edition – A Memorable Victory

Eagles Basketball Soared into the Regional Semi-Finals

On Tuesday, March 5, 2013, the Centennial Eagles boys’ basketball team traveled to Reservoir to face off against the 18-8 Gators in the 3A East regional semi-finals.

Reservoir beat Centennial both times they met during the regular season, played a very aggressive match and stunned the Eagles with their swift shooting and fast-break layups.

CHS put up a good fight, although they could not extend lead that could change the Gators’ dominating flow. Although Centennial sought a burst of energy in the fourth quarter, there was not enough time for them to pull an upset. The final score was 72-66, Reservoir.

Despite falling to the Gators, five days prior, the Eagles traveled to defeat River Hill for the regional quarterfinal match. They played an outstanding and unforgettable game, defeating the 20-5 Hawks in triple overtime.

The first quarter had ended with the Hawks leading by five. The consistent play also continued throughout the second period. However approaching halftime, the Hawks had settled a lead switching between eight to ten points.

In the third quarter, the Hawks extended their lead. Reaching their highest lead of the game, twelve points, the Eagles knew they needed to make a change. After a crucial timeout, the squad came out with intensive defense and pressure that forced turnovers by the Hawks and allowed the Eagles to convert layups. They weren’t going home without a fight.

With three minutes remaining in the match, the Eagles finally achieved a tie at 48-48, the first time in the entire game that the Hawks weren’t winning. The fans stood on their respective sides, watching the nail biting final moments unravel. With the final minute running down on the clock, the Eagles had to resort to fouling in order to stop time.

With six seconds left on the clock, the Eagles were down by four points. Walter Fletcher drove hard through the lane, and was fouled on his way to the hoop. He was given two free-throws. On the line, he sunk the first one, and a sigh of relieve resonated throughout the Eagles’ fans.

Then, Fletcher missed his second free-throw, the rebound landing in the hands of River Hill. Believing that that error sealed the deal and confirmed the Eagles’ loss, the Hawks’ student section chanted the general cheer to make Centennial feel bad: “It’s all over,” “Start the buses,” and the song excerpt, “Hey, hey, hey, goodbye.”

In retaliation, the Eagles’ fans replied with “It’s not over,” but it was hard for many to believe there was a chance for a comeback with such little time on the clock, and a three point deficit.

Suddenly, the Eagles players on the floor swarmed the River Hill player with possession of the rebound. After getting their hands on the ball, a jump-ball was called. The eyes of every fan in the arena turned to the scoreboard to see which team would have possession. Cheers erupted from the Eagles’ side of the gym when they saw the arrow illuminated, pointing to the Visitor’s side, giving Centennial chance to score.

The Eagles set up an inbounds play that needed to result in a three-pointer to tie the game. With two seconds remaining, senior Omari Ringgold caught the ball outside of the arch, and with two River Hill players guarding him, took one dribble and the crowd watched the game’s most crucial shot fly through the air.

When the ball swished through the basket, chaos erupted. River Hill fans silenced in disbelief, and Eagles fans screaming, high-fiving each other, and jumping in complete awe. The game had been tied with virtually no time remaining in regulation. The Eagles still had a chance to win.

In the first overtime, the game was very back-and-forth. The Eagles would score a field goal, then be returned by a River Hill lay-up or jump-shot. At the end of the five minute period, the score was tied 63-63, and this back-and-forth continued through the second overtime.

In the third overtime, there was finally an awaited three-pointer hit by Centennial’s Ringgold. Although River Hill came back with a layup, they could not compete with the Eagles’ energetic hustle and break-away plays. With 40 seconds remaining, the score was 78-74, Centennial. The Hawks had to succumb to fouling to stop the clock. However, with the converting of their free-throws, the final score was 81-76, Eagles. As Ringgold sunk his final free-throws and ended his night with an outstanding 42 points and confirmed their win, the River Hill student section exited the gym in a herd, disappointed while the Eagles fans stormed the court.

Boys Basketball: Centennial vs. Oakland Mills

Words: Naomi Batten

On Thursday, December 6, The Centennial Eagles Boys Varsity Basketball team took their first flight and landed at Oakland Mills, home of the Scorpions. Their flight ended with the score 48-53, with Oakland Mills taking the victory.

Last year’s number one County and Regional champions, the CHS Eagles, are making a big transition this year, with lots of new faces on the team. This years players include Seniors Joe Eads, Omari Ringgold, Bradley Benson, Zach Olmstead, Kendall DeVries, Timi Tinuoye, and Kyle Ruygrok, along with returning Juniors Walter Fletcher and Chase Conely. New additions to the team include, Juniors Stephen Driscoll, Matt Ung, Logan Tignall, and Robert Wilkin.

The expectations for the Eagles are very high this season, thanks to their 17-2 overall record the previous year. Thursday, they started off fairly ending the quarter 12-18, Scorpions up. Still trailing behind OM in second quarter with an ending score of 24-27. Towards the second half of Thursday’s game the Eagles stepped it up, ending the quarter 40-37, Eagles up. Eagles being up in the fourth quarter by 3, OM Scorpions caught up to Centennial Eagles, tying the game 40-40. With 8 minutes left on the clock, both teams battled for the victory. The game went to Oakland Mills with a final score of 48-53.

With Centennial’s new starting line up, the season will be very different from last year and the team will have to adjust. By the turn around and burst of energy and endurance shown in the second half of Thursday’s game, the Eagles will be just fine. The Eagles are very structured and disciplined and should have no problem showing that in this week’s game. The Eagles are going up against Mount Hebron Vikings, Wilde Lake Wildcats, and Atholton Raiders in the coming weeks. Playing their rival Hebron on Monday (12/10), the Eagles are going to soar.

Centennial Varsity Volleyball Senior Night (Salman Hashmi)

Pictures from Senior Night are available here.

On Thursday, October 25th, 2012, the Centennial Varsity Volleyball team had their Senior Night against the Howard Lions. The Volleyball team honored Seniors Trisha Mockepetris, Hanna McKowan, and Lexi White-Torruellas before the game with speeches from volleyball players. Also, Coach Larry Schofield made a speech for his senior players before the game highlighting the careers that they have had.

The Centennial Eagles looked dominant winning the first set 25-18. The Howard Lions threatened in the second set, but the Lions couldn’t capitalize on big opportunities. Both teams went back and forth to score, but the Eagles won the second set 25-17. The Eagles struggled in the third set and forced too many errors. The Lions at one point led 17-4 and frustration was in many of the Eagle players’ eyes. The third went to the Howard lion 25-7. The Eagles rallied back in the fourth set with strong play from the whole team. The fourth set went to the Eagles with a score of 25-17. The Eagles won 3-1.