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Baltimore Sun high school Athletes of the Week (Oct. 25-31): River Hill’s Benjamin Siriboury and River Hill’s Helen Yeung

River Hill's Benjamin Siriboury, left, and River Hill's Helen Yeung, right, are The Baltimore Sun high school Athletes of the Week for the week of Oct. 25-31.
River Hill's Benjamin Siriboury, left, and River Hill's Helen Yeung, right, are The Baltimore Sun high school Athletes of the Week for the week of Oct. 25-31. (Brent Kennedy)

Each week, The Baltimore Sun will recognize one high school boy and girl for their athletic achievements.

Boy Athlete of the Week: Benjamin Siriboury, River Hill, golf

The sophomore standout was the top finisher among all 104 golfers competing at the two-day Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association golf championships at the University of Maryland Golf Course last week. In windy conditions on Wednesday, Siriboury shot a tournament-best 3-under-par 68 to finish 4-under-par for the tournament and claim the Class 4A/3A individual title by four strokes over Dulaney’s Nick Charlow. The 4-under par finish tied a state record.

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After an opening-round 70, he took charge in the final round with birdies coming on the ninth, 14th, 16th and 17th holes — playing bogey-free until the final hole.

In addition to the state tournament title, Siriboury, who won the Howard County titles a freshman last year, also captured the District V crown this season.

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Girl Athlete of the Week: Helen Yeung, River Hill, golf

With the Class 4A/3A individual title on the line at the state golf championships on Wednesday, the sophomore drained a 25-foot birdie putt on her final hole to finish with a two-day 4-over-par 146 — one stroke ahead of Wootton’s Rita Liu — to claim the title.

After opening the tournament with an even-par 71 on Tuesday, Yeung had a tougher time with Wednesday’s windy conditions, entering the final hole — a 494-yard par 5 — with a five-over-par round. But she proved clutch in the tournament’s biggest moment with the long birdie putt that proved the difference in the individual title.

In her second varsity season, Yeung also captured the District V title this season. She won the Howard County title as a freshman.

Previous winners

Oct. 18-24: Ty Dailey, Dulaney, cross country (boy); Samiha Foster, Reservoir, volleyball (girl)

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Oct. 11-16: Jordan Fiorenza, Dundalk, football (boy); Cassi Shields, Westminster, volleyball (girl)

Oct. 4-9: Jacob Murrell, McDonogh, soccer (boy); Dani Mendez, Garrison Forest, field hockey (girl)

Sept. 27-Oct. 2: Bisi Owens, Glenelg, football (boy); Izzy Rothwell, Bryn Mawr, field hockey (girl)

Sept. 20-25: Jordy Eckman, Loyola Blakefield, soccer (boy); Elizabeth Pickett, Bel Air, cross country (girl)

Sept. 13-18: Devin Roche, Dunbar, football (boy); Maya Everett, Broadneck, field hockey (girl)

Sept. 6-11: Noah Brannock, Calvert Hall, football (boy); Mackenzie Calhoun, Glenelg, volleyball (girl)

To nominate candidates, please email Glenn Graham at ggraham@baltsun.com by 6 p.m. Sunday with details about the student-athlete’s performance from the past week.

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