Athletes Of The Week

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

October 14, 2008

De-Vohn Gilmore Pikesville, football

The junior, who plays wide receiver, defensive back and kick returner, accounted for 312 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns in Friday's 26-22 victory over New Town and grabbed a deflected 88-yard Hail Mary pass for the game-winning score. He also finished with 10 tackles and a forced fumble.

For the game, Gilmore caught five passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns. On three kickoff returns, he had 189 yards and two more scores. For the season, Gilmore has 17 catches for 355 yards and four touchdowns; has returned 15 kicks for 55 yards and four touchdowns; and has 20 tackles with two interceptions.

He has a 2.8 grade-point average.

Others considered: : Graham Bazell, Atholton, cross country; Geaton Caltabiano, Mount St. Joseph, soccer; Troy Jones, St. Paul's, football; Kyle Young, Centennial, football

Becky Yep Mount Hebron, cross country

After two years of struggling with stress fractures in both tibias, the junior is enjoying a terrific fall season, including Saturday's victory in the girls elite race at the Bull Run Invitational. Yep ran the fastest girls time of the day on the hilly 3.1-mile Hereford course, finishing in 19 minutes, 54 seconds, nearly a minute better than her third-place time at last season's state Class 2A championships.

This was the third big meet victory in just eight days for Yep, who also won Tuesday's Run from the Lions' Den at Liberty, as well as the Oct. 4 Doc Jones Invitational at Annapolis. Yep, who has a 4.0 grade-point average and is a member of the National Honor Society, also runs outdoor track and is a drummer in the Vikings' marching band.

OTHERS CONSIDERED: : Carolyn Chandler, Dulaney, golf; Paige Hanson, Bryn Mawr, field hockey; Catie Merrick, Garrison Forest, field hockey

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