CHURCHILL – GIRLS' SWIMMING
After transferring from S.A. Reagan to Churchill after
her freshman year, Moldenhauer was forced to sit out
her sophomore season last year because of transfer
eligibility rules. But that didn't stop her from making
a name for herself in the pool. The junior butterfly
specialist swam in five events at the U.S. Olympic
Trials this past summer, even qualifying for the semifinals
in the 200 fly. She went on to represent the U.S.
at the World Youth Championships in Mexico later in
the summer and earned a gold medal as a
member of the 4x200 freestyle relay team.
Now Moldenhauer is out for glory on the
high school stage.
JAY – GIRLS' BASKETBALL
Donovan has emerged as one of the area's top talents
this season, doing it all for the up-and-coming Mustangs.
The 5-foot-11 sophomore wing player is among the area's
leaders in points and rebounds per game, averaging 17.4
points and 10.7 boards per game as of press time. She
earned the MVP of the Jaguar Classic after leading
Jay past state-ranked Steele, 62-37, on Dec. 6. Donovan
moved to Texas from Toledo, Ohio, earlier this year,
and is wasting little time making an impression.
CLARK – FOOTBALL
Tilghman personified a gritty and determined Cougars team that
made school history in the fall. The senior running back recorded
2,402 yards on the ground for the season to lead Clark to a regional
championship and an appearance in the Class 5A, Division I
state semifinals, the team's best showing in its 21st
playoff appearance. Tilghman ran for 144 yards
and a TD in the Cougars' 24-21 triumph over
Westlake in the regional finals on Dec. 6.
Clark's historic run ended with a 28-
7 loss to Hightower in the state
semis on Dec. 13.