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.
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.
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
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.
As the new year rolls in the cheer team starts back up again, I asked Brianna West, a cheerleader here at Centennial for 4 years , what was a typical day at practice is like? She replied, “We stretch for about 15 minutes, then we go over sidelines and that can take a while then we go to our stunt groups and stunt for the rest of the night.”
This year’s Varsity soccer team and Junior Varsity teams are looking really good . Jv is coached by Nick Cooks and Varsity is coached by Jim Meissen. The Varsity soccer team is 2A. Jim Meissen (Varsity coach) said “We have lots of depth this year in all positions” . This helps the team because this gives more people the opportunity to play and helps the people that was on the field get off and get a quick brake.
With fall comes girls golf here at Centennial. The girls golf team has the largest number of players within the past few years. Although this 2017 team has no seniors, the CHS golfers are wise beyond their years. The team is led by juniors Claire Sherrick, Jordan DeLuce, Mariah Winterbottom, Addison Archer, and Kate Doyle. The youthful team has had to step up this year to challenge themselves to be the best they can be.
The students who are on the golf team are ( Sr ) Connor Hagan, ( Sr ) Hans Dee, ( Sr ) Jackson Bonnett, ( Jr ) Thomas Green, ( So ) Jack Stickles, ( So ) Damien McMullen. The coaches are Brian Easter and Ryan Miller ( Father of Luke Miller ). Coming up later in the year at regionals the team believes they can shoot a low enough score to make it into sectionals. Regionals is held at the Lake of the Woods in Mahomet, Illinois.
The Charger Girls Tennis team won against Normal West on Thursday, August 24th, with a close 5-4 score, the deciding match coming down to a third set tiebreak on the #2 doubles court. With only thirteen girls on the team this year, they’re already off to a great start.