Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

High Schools

December 17, 2003

Boys

Ricky Tippett

McDonogh

wrestling Tippett set himself up for what should be another standout season, winning the 140-pound weight class at Saturday's Ray Oliver Tournament, hosted by McDonogh.

The senior, top-ranked at 140, captured a 5-3 decision over Centennial's Evan Bulger to become a four-time champion at the tournament and improve his record this season to 4-0.

A first-team All-Metro selection last season after going 43-4, Tippett helped the second-ranked Eagles win the Oliver tournament with 231 1/2 points. He won his first two matches with pins before earning a 17-5 major decision over Trevor Reese in the semifinals.

Tippett, who finished first in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association championships, first in the private schools state championships and third at the National Preps last season, has a career record of 109-16 with 47 pins.

GIRLS

Angel McCoughtry

St. Frances

basketball

Last season's All-Metro Player of the Year, McCoughtry compiled 67 points, 35 rebounds and 12 steals in three games last week.

The senior forward had 29 points, 13 rebounds and three steals Saturday in the No. 1 Panthers' 60-55 victory over Riverdale Baptist, The Washington Post's No. 2 team, at Western's She's Got Game Mixer. She had 19 points, 17 rebounds and five steals Friday in a 64-50 loss to St. John's of Washington.

In Wednesday's 71-49 romp over Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference foe St. John's at Prospect Hall, McCoughtry had 19 points, five rebounds and four steals.

McCoughtry, a two-time All-Metro pick who led the Panthers to the IAAM A Conference title last season, signed to play in college next year at St. John's.

See the Athletes of the Week Sundays at 11:30 a.m. on Replay Sun High School Sports on ABC2, and online at www.sunspot.net/sports/highschool.

Nominate athletes

The Sun accepts nominations for its Athletes of the Week on Sundays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at 410-332-6200 or 1-800-829-8000, extension 6200.

Two athletes (one boy and one girl) will be selected each week and featured in Wednesday's editions. To be nominated, athletes must play for their high school team. Only coaches can nominate Athletes of the Week.

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