Category Archives: Centennial Sports

Centennial’s Exhausting Fight for a First Win

By: Kvion Lott and Nelchael Amang

The Centennial Chargerś Football team is off to a rough start. After a tough first game loss to Peoria Central, they were defeated again in a rivalry game against Central a week later. Although the losses are bad, it’s how much they are losing by that’s having everyone doubting the team’s ability. Reporter Kvion Lott Interviewed coach Jackson, and this is what he had to say: 

Lott: “Do you have any big goals for the team this year?”

Coach Jackson: “offensively, not get turnovers. Defensively, cause turnovers. We also need to increase attendance to at least 85% for workouts. And finally, we want to create a culture throughout the program and give the kids something to take away from football.”

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Lott: “Are you and the team ready to bounce back after the two losses?”

Coach Jackson: “Absolutely, every day we focus on getting better. Every day, we know we’re building for the program so we are working on bouncing back. This week has been our best week by far on the practice field. We’re looking a lot better.”

Hopefully Coach Jackson is right and the Centennial Football team uses these two losses as motivation for the rest of the season. The whole school will be supporting the team throughout the rest of the season. Hopefully that first win will come soon. The next home game will be against Urbana High School on October 5th.

Centennial High School Girls Volleyball Wraps Up Season

Champaign Centennial girls’ varsity volleyball team is wrapping up a fascinating season. The lady Chargers used this season as a rebuilding year. The Charger lost 5 seniors from last season. Luckily, the team picked up Leah Luchinski , a star freshman setter. With a large incoming senior class of 9 girls, the Chargers have many capable leaders on the team.

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Centennial Ends Tough but Outrageous Football Season

Centennial football had a good year overall, it was kind of a tough season but they did the best they could scoring touchdowns and making the news a few times.  They ended with a record of 2-9. Most of the seniors didn’t like it but they’re just going to continue their season in college hopefully and the juniors, sophomores, and freshmen that played can try again next year because now they have that experience that can get them far.

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Centennial Boys Golf Closes Season

A few weeks ago, IHSA (Illinois High School Association) 2A Boys Sectionals golf tournament was located at the University of Illinois Golf course. Champaign Centennial competed at this tournament and shot their best tournament score of a 336. Their scores consisted of a 79 by Senior Connor Hagan, 82 by Senior Hans Dee, 85 by Sophomore Damien Mcmullen, and 89 by Junior Thomas Green. The team placed 7th out of 12 teams, they were 28 shots away from attaining 3rd place and advancing to state as a team. Medalist for the tournament was Central’s Justin Mccoy who shot a 67. The next closest score was a 69, which was shot by Morton’s Tommy Kuhl. Who would go on to win state as an individual. With his impressive first round 63 and followed his second round with a 66, which allowed him to set a new IHSA record of lowest score.

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Charger Football Regroups After Loss to Central

By Hailey Choi

The line at the ticketing booth was the longest it has been all season on the surprisingly warm September night. The parking lot was jam-packed, full of students, parents, recent grads, and old alumni. It was not only the event of night, but the week. The annual Central-Centennial football game full of same town rivalry was just minutes away from kickoff.

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Charger Fans Motivate the Football Team

     Centennial Chargers football is something we all know and love. Centennial football has always been a favorite for Centennial students. This year the Chargers are looking to be a really good team and a team that has success. In order to do that however, there going to need  tons of support from fans and all that are involved with Centennial.

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Volleyball Team Will Have a Great Year

The Centennial volleyball team’s biggest goal is to beat their biggest opponent is central and they plan on taking the W when they play their opponent.  

Sophomore player, Zhanae Flintroy said “We started practicing over the summer” The team had a summer camp and open gym so that players could get ready for tryouts.

Lia Potter and Angela Maligaya are the co-captains of the JV volleyball team and it is important to them because its helps them make new friends and they really like team bonding.

I believe that the girls are to have a wonderful season this year and I wish them the best of luck #GoChargers

Centennial Girl’s Swimming

Swimming is a full body workout that you can either do recreationally at a public pool, or competitively with high school or year-round team. Centennial High School is home to two time sectional champions: the girl’s swim team. The group of eleven girls meet nine times over the course of the week to either lift weights or swim at the school’s pool, which they have to also share with Central.

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