High School sports

Baltimore Sun’s high school Athletes of the Week (March-7-13): Gilman’s Donovan Young and Poly’s Da’Brya Clark

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

Boy Athlete of the Week: Donovan Young, Gilman, track and field

The senior saved the best work of his career for an ideal time Saturday, capturing the triple jump at the prestigious New Balance Indoor Nationals at New York Armory in New York City. Young claimed the gold medal with a personal best of 48 feet, 11.75 inches that also was a Maryland record.


A four-year varsity athlete, he also won the triple jump and long jump at the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship, helping the Greyhounds to a third-place finish.

Girl Athlete of the Week: Da’Brya Clark, Poly, basketball

The junior guard took the lead role in Poly bringing home the program’s first Class 3A state title, capped by a 60-37 win over previously undefeated Howard on Saturday at the University of Maryland’s Xfinity Center. She enjoyed a 20-point, eight-rebound performance in Saturday’s win, adding five assists and three steals.


In Wednesday’s 73-52 semifinal win over C. Milton Wright, Clark, who averaged 10 points in the Engineers’ 18-3 season, finished with 12 points and five assists.

Previous winners

Feb. 28-March 6: AJ Rodrigues, South Carroll, wrestling (boy); Amourie Porter, Glen Burnie, basketball (girl)

Feb. 21-27: Bryson Tucker, Mount Saint Joseph, basketball (boy); Ny’ceara Pryor, Western, basketball (girl)

Feb. 14-20: Judson Lincoln IV, Oakland Mills, track and field (boy); Piper Lentz, Hereford, track and field (girl)

Feb. 7-13: Jacob Wright, Mount Saint Joseph, wrestling (boy); Myah Hazelton, Sparrows Point, basketball (girl)

Jan. 31-Feb. 6: Alan Cherches, McDonogh, swimming (boy); Jillian Crawford, Fallston, basketball (girl)

Jan. 24-30: Camerin Horton, City, basketball (boy); Laynie Sheahy, North Harford, basketball (girl)

Jan. 17-23: Christian Thomas, SEED, basketball (boy); Lauren Pellegrini, Centennial, basketball (girl)


Jan. 10-16: Andrew Dolezel, Reservoir, wrestling (boy); Erin Miller, Roland Park, basketball (girl)

Jan. 3-9: Luke Bamgboye, Mount Carmel, basketball (boy); Madison Knight, Patterson Mill, basketball (girl)

Dec. 20-26: Carlton Carrington, St. Frances, basketball (boy); Ashley Dickey, Catonsville, basketball (girl)

Dec. 13-19: Dorian Jones, Parkville, basketball (boy); Ava Wooster, Southern-AA, basketball (girl)

Dec. 6-12: Amani Hansberry, Mount Saint Joseph, basketball (boy); Amori Jarrett, Pikesville, basketball (girl)

Nov. 29-Dec. 5: Kylish Hicks, Mervo, football (boy); Tsion Smith, Mount Carmel, basketball (girl)


Nov. 22-28: Marcus Hines, Loyola Blakefield, football (boy); Zaria Ragler, Arundel, volleyball (girl)

Nov. 15-21: Donnie Lewis, Calvert Hall, football (boy); Stephanie Lathrop, Glenelg, soccer (girl)

Nov. 8-14: Antonio Camacho-Bucks, Centennial, cross country (boy); Christina Candella, Arundel, field hockey (girl)

Nov. 1-7: Rich Monath, Calvert Hall, soccer (boy); Ruby DeFrees, Spalding, field hockey (girl)

Oct. 25-31: Benjamin Siriboury, River Hill, golf (boy); Helen Yeung, River Hill, golf (girl)

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

Varsity Highlights

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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 by 6 p.m. Sunday with details about the student-athlete’s performance from the past week.