Athletes of the Week



James Knox

Dulaney, wrestling

The sophomore (28-1) stretched his winning streak to 25 matches by defeating two ranked wrestlers among his three victories last week.

In his biggest win, against Rising Sun on Tuesday, Knox, normally a 103-pounder, wrestled at 119 and defeated senior Zach Dawson, 10-7. Dawson is ranked fifth in the state in Class 2A-1A, and finished sixth in the state at 112 pounds last season.

Knox, 38-7 his freshman season, is ranked No. 2 by The Sun at 103 pounds. He also defeated The Sun's No. 4-ranked 103-pounder, Jason Jacovsky of Owings Mills, 5-3, Thursday. And he defeated Josh Ridgely of Franklin, 9-1, at 112 pounds on Tuesday.

Knox finished fifth in the state, third in the region and second in Baltimore County last season.


Angel McCoughtry

St. Frances, basketball

The 6-foot-1 All-Metro center/forward notched the third triple double of her career and her second this season with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals in a 59-29 victory over St. John's at Prospect Hall on Wednesday. She also had six assists in the game.

McCoughtry compiled 59 points, 40 rebounds and 24 steals as the No. 1 Panthers swept four games last week to clinch the regular-season championship in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference. The junior had 16 points, 13 rebounds and five steals in a win over then-No. 14 Archbishop Spalding and 15 points, seven rebounds and five steals in Sunday's win over No. 12 Mercy.

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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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