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.
The boys golf season has recently concluded and another fun year for Centennial is in the books. The boys did well and had some great golfers including Connor Hagan and Cam Hedge. Connor and Cam won Better Ball this year at The Mt. Zion Invitational and both made it to sectionals. I caught up with both golfers to talk about the season.
Grant Thurman is a Senior at Centennial High School and is a varsity soccer player. You can see the Chargers in action at their next home game on October 4th against Normal Community. Make sure you make it out there to support our Centennial Chargers boys!
Jordan Williams is a senior at Centennial. He plays defensive end for the Charger football team. He also plays basketball and baseball for Centennial. Williams is a student athlete who makes sure to focus on his grades. For all this and more he is our Charger of the Week.
With the start of another high school football season everyone is wondering how well The Chargers will do. Centennial went 5-5 in its 2015 season with a 6a playoff appearance and its second straight playoff appearance. The Chargers have many returning starters and high expectations from second year head coach Lakevie Johnson. We sat down with Coach Johnson to talk about the 2016 season.
Friday night, our crosstown rival the Central Maroons came over to Centennial to go head to head in a heated rivalry game with us. Sadly we fell short 28-21 but it was a hard fought game. Players and fans wore pink to honor those fighting breast cancer.