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Gabby Harchelroad

NAME: Gabby Harchelroad

SCHOOL: Shady Side Academy

SPORT: Basketball

LAST WEEK: Harchelroad scored 16 points to lead SSA to a win over Knoch in the opening round of the West Shamokin tournament.

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Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

Gabby Harchelroad, a sophomore, is a full-time athlete at Shady Side Academy.

Last fall, she played goalie on the field hockey team and, in the spring, she will be the goalie on the lacrosse team.

In the winter, she hits the hardwood.

Last week, Harchelroad scored 16 points to help lead the Indians to a win over Knoch in the opening round of the West Shamokin tournament.

For that effort, Harchelroad has been selected The Herald Athlete of the Week.

Here's a closer look at Gabby:

Q: Who have been your role models?

A: My parents and my older brothers.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: Sports.

Q: What did Santa bring you?

A: Some clothes and a bunch of jigsaw puzzles.

Q: What's your favorite type of music?

A: I listen to it all, except for classical.

Q: What movie could you watch over and over?

A: “Mean Girls” and “Bridesmaids.”

Q: What's your favorite TV show?

A: “Sportscenter.”

Q: What are your New Year's resolutions?

A: I didn't make any yet.

Q: If you could choose one celebrity, athlete or public person to have dinner with, who would it be?

A: Megan Rapinoe, U.S. Women's Soccer Team player.

Q: Who's your favorite athlete?

A: Notre Dame basketball player Skylar Diggins.

Q: Who would be your dream date?

A: Channing Tatum.

Q: Who makes the best pizza?

A: Upper Crust and Gino Brothers.

Q: What would make up your all-time favorite meal?

A: Flank steak, pesto noodles and rum cake.

Q: Who is the best basketball player you've ever seen?

A: Kevin Durant.

Q: What's the wildest, craziest thing you've ever done?

A: I don't recall anything wild and crazy. I'm pretty calm.

Q: People would be surprised to know that I ...

A: ... Have a cat without a tail.

Marty Stewart is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-782-2123 or

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