Athletes Of The Week


January 20, 2010

Warren Mack Owings Mills, wrestling

The Eagle had one of the most meaningful weeks of his career when he helped his Owings Mills team remain undefeated (13-0) by scoring four match wins. Mack, who has been wrestling since he was 3, competes in the 103-pound weight class. Against Franklin, he moved up to 112 and gave away nearly 14 pounds to his opponent but pulled out a 5-4 win. Then, over the weekend at the Franklin tournament, he pinned all three of his opponents, earning a total of six bonus points, to anchor No. 7 Owings Mills to the overall team title by one point over No. 10 Hereford. Mack is a 15-year-old sophomore and is 20-1 this season.

Others considered: : Ryley Beaumont, Mount. St. Joseph, basketball; Bobby Bowman, Mount St. Joseph, wrestling; Devohn Gilmore, Pikesville, basketball; Justin Gross, McDonogh, track; and Mathew Miller, John Carroll, wrestling

Brittany Thornton Joppatowne, basketball

The senior point guard showed off all her talents in leading the No. 14 Mariners to a key Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference win over then-No. 13 and unbeaten Aberdeen, 62-55, last week. Thornton, 5 feet 10, had 17 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and four steals. Her 3-pointer with 2:44 left sealed the win. An Amateur Athletic Union veteran with the Maryland Elite, Thornton also contributed to wins over Bel Air and Glen Burnie last week. She averages 9.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.4 steals. She has a 3.5 grade-point average and plans to play basketball in college.

Others considered: : Kristen Brown, McDonogh, track; Myrea Carroll, Southside, basketball; Diandra Parker, Mount Hebron, basketball

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