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Centennial Roundup

Tennis team set for City tourney


The Centennial High School boys tennis team will compete in the City League coaches tournament Monday, May 5, and Tuesday, May 6, at Columbus South, Linden-McKinley and Wolfe Park.

Last year, senior Ben Oatney went 5-0 in the tournament to place first at first singles.

"This is more of an individual competition," junior Weston Clarke said. "Right now, I'm not sure if Ben Oatney and I are going to play singles or if our coach (Barbara Stevenson) is going to put us together to play doubles."

Centennial beat Eastmoor Academy 4-1 on April 22 to improve to 4-1 overall before playing Wellington on April 28. The Stars lost to Whetstone 5-0 on April 23 to drop to 2-1 in the City-North Division before playing Beechcroft on April 30.

"Whetstone was a pretty tough loss," Clarke said. "It was an important match and we ended up losing. Ben Oatney (first singles) and I (second singles) both went three sets, but we lost. We were expected to beat Eastmoor, but they have good singles (players) so it was a good win."

Whetstone rematch awaits baseball team

The baseball team plays a key City-North game Wednesday, May 7, at Whetstone.

The Stars, who were 7-5 overall and 6-2 in the City-North before playing Beechcroft on April 28, lost to Whetstone 3-0 on April 11.

Centennial defeated Columbus East 19-0 in a league game April 24 to snap a two-game losing streak.

The Stars also beat Northland 8-5 in a league game April 25 before losing to Whitehall 20-18 and falling to Dublin Scioto 13-2 on April 26.

Gus Ricksecker scattered nine hits over seven innings to earn the win against Northland.