Unlimited Access. Try it Today! Your First 10 Days Always $0.99


High School Sports
All-Metro Boys Basketball Coach of the Year
All-Metro Boys Basketball Coach of the Year

Going into his eighth year at Centennial, coach Chad Hollwedel, 43, saw potential for a special season and pushed the right buttons to make it happen. Senior guards Isaiah White and Chad Strothers, and junior forward Tom Brown, led a team with a strong supporting cast. The Eagles' 57-43 win over Westlake in the Class 3A state championship — the program's first — was a microcosm of the season. Centennial played its typical strong team defense, forcing 20 turnovers, and stayed together to outscore the Wolverines, 20-9, in the decisive fourth quarter. The Eagles also captured the Howard County championship, going 18-1 in league play, and came out of the 3A East...