Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

February 11, 2004

BOYS

Jeremy Navarre

Joppatowne, wrestling

The area's top-ranked heavyweight continued to mow down his opposition, going 3-0 last week while remaining unscored upon for the season.

Navarre, a junior, won the Edgewood Tournament with a 14-0 major decision over John Carroll's Zach Tschuelin in the semifinals, and a 16-0 technical fall over Parkville's Charles Watkins in the final. Watkins and Tschuelin were ranked earlier this season.

A Class 2A-1A state, regional and Harford County champion last year at 215 pounds, Navarre also won by forfeit last week, improving to 23-0 with 14 pins.

Navarre (6 feet 4, 235 pounds) is considered a top Division I football prospect after leading the Mariners to the Class 1A state title and earning Harford County Defensive Player of the Year honors.

GIRLS

Brittany Gordon

River Hill, basketball

The 6-4 junior center had 17 points, 16 rebounds and four blocked shots to lead the Hawks to a 74-60 win over then-No. 6 Long Reach last week, which helped them take over first place in the Howard County standings.

The victory avenged the only loss of the season for the Hawks and put them in strong position to win their fourth county championship in five years.

Through the end of last week, Gordon led Howard County in scoring with 16.5 points per game and stood second in rebounding with 12.3 per game. She also averaged 4.4 blocks and 2.6 steals.

Enjoying a breakout season, Gordon has helped the Hawks soar to No. 6 in The Sun's Top 20 this week. She is second on the school's all-time list for career rebounds and sixth in scoring.

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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