Lady Wolves Softball
The 7th Grade Lady Wolves ended the year finishing top two in the Conference! Great job Lady Wolves!
August 15th, 2017
Centennial Defeats Crane, 48-36. Luis Toldeo earns two wins while Gerardo Ramos earns quickest pin. Luz Badillo earns a win in her wrestling debut.
August 17th, 2017
Centennial faced off against an experienced Somerton squad that was able to keep their win streak alive by defeating the Wolves.
Congratulations to Gerardo Ramos who went undefeated at 7-0 in 161 pound division. Great work! Luz Badillo, Cayden Rouse, and Victor Tapia also finished the season strong with 6-2, 7-1, and 5-1 records at their respective weight classes.
Lady Wolves Basketball
The 7th grade lady wolves completed their undefeated season last night with a thorough shellacking of Castle Dome in the championship game at Kofa, winning 46-13. Anais Cook was a monster on defense, wowing the crowd with several show-stopping blocks that left Castle Dome tentative around the rim. After picking up 2 quick fouls, Rian Martinez showed poise, control, and intelligent play after entering the game and played clutch basketball that led to many offensive opportunities for the Wolves that were capitalized on early and often. Caylie Holyfield showed off her shooting prowess while sinking several picture perfect jump shorts while Desiree Kirkland played relentless defense, diving after ever ball that hit the floor. Alisha Rice controlled the tempo with smart ball handling all game and Aryana Banuelos made it look easy out there, aggressively pushing the ball up the floor from the point guard position. Kaylee Woods, Montserrat Renteria, Melissa Garcia, Valeria Robles, and Adayza Rupa kept the pressure on Castle Dome as the Wolves demonstrated relentless passion for the game in the second half while pulling away to secure a 30 point victory in the Championship game. Congratulations to Coaches Pina, Potter, Randolph, and Williamson in their dedicated pursuit of perfection this season. Today we instead of saying “Defend the Den” we can proudly say “Den Defended!”. Great job Wolves!
Another banner hangs in the CtMS gym after a dominant performance by the 8th grade Wolves in the championship game against Somerton, securing an 8-3 victory.
The Wolves started the game slow, going down 0-2 before Flavio Meza pinpointed a right footed strike from outside the box to bring the Wolves within 1. Somerton added a third goal before half and the Wolves were looking at a 1-3 deficit at half. That however, was the end of any advantage Somerton had. Centennial scored 7 unanswered second half goals. Flavio Meza got the Wolves back on the board with a clutch header on off a cross that got the Wolves back within one. Not long after, the Wolves were awarded a free kick just outside the box. Jim Bermudez stepped up and promptly tied the game with a missile into the back of the net that the Somerton goalie stood no chance of stopping. Flavio Meza would find the scoresheet again for a hat trick to move the Wolves permanently ahead. Jay Fuentes would pad the lead and move the Wolves to a 5-3 lead which looked like it would be enough. The relentless Wolf Pack Attack would not be stopped as Meza would add two more goals for a total of 5 on the day. Luis Toledo looked like delivery man on Christmas, racking up 5 assists on the day while midfielder Zachary Avelar overcame an early injury to dominate the middle of the field in the second half. Goalie Gabriel Yanez showed steady hands and aggressively confronted Somerton’s forwards while defenders Everett Jimenez, Yahir Zavala, Damian Soria, Victor Tapia, Ivan Rodriguez, Angel Nava, and Center back Antonio Terrones and his mechanical arm shut down any Somerton attack in the second half, clearing the ball easily. The Wolves showed great teamwork in poise in coming back in dominating fashion to secure the second Championship for CtMS this week.
The 7th Grade Wolves likewise finished the season strong by upsetting #1 Seed Woodard yesterday in the first round of playoffs, staging a ferocious comeback in the second half that resulted in a 4-3 win for the Wolves. Woodard was undefeated all year before running into a determined Wolves squad that overwhelmed Woodard in the second half with relentless attacking play. After being down 1-3 at halftime, the aggressive play by the Wolves paid off with Nathaniel Claudio pocketing a clutch penalty kick goal to get the Wolves within one goal of Woodard at 2-3. Claudio came through again with a finishing strike to tie the game 3-3 with 2 minutes remaining. With less than 30 seconds left and the Wolves sending everyone forward, Aaron Alvarez controlled the ball in Woodard’s 18 yard box and made a nifty move around the last defender, sighting in the goal and making a precise shot to the side netting that gave the Wolves a 4-3 lead with less than 30 seconds to play. The final whistle saw the Wolves knock undefeated Woodard out of the playoffs and gave the Wolves their fourth win of the year with Woodard taking its first loss. Coach McDaniel said “We focused on just going for it in practice yesterday, we always have to go for it. Even with the score tied 3-3 and 2 minutes left, we have to go for the win and we did. Our mental toughness, our attitude and effort won us that game. I am exceptionally proud of this team.” The 7th Grade Wolves would drop a close semi-final game against Somerton in a shootout after dominating the whole game. "Tough loss, but some goods lessons. We'll be back." McDaniel noted. The 7th Grade Wolves seem poised and ready to challenge for a championship as 8th graders and continue the CtMS streak of excellence on the field.
3rd Quarter Sports
The 7th and 8th grade boys basketball squads dominated their competition this year, with both being crowned city champs. Congratulations Wolves!
Coached by Dusti Williamson and Anthony McDaniel, the girls volleyball teams at Centennial made terrific strides this year on and off the court. With a heavy emphasis on learning to play the game the right way by working to pass/set/hit, jump serve, block, and transition, the 8th grade Lady Wolves will definitely be ready to compete for a spot on their high school teams while the 7th grade Lady Wolves have a clear advantage moving onto 8th grade next year. "Our process is more important than any outcomes, our principles more important than any result. Really proud of these girls, they were fun to coach and exciting to watch!" McDaniel beamed.