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Athlete of the Week: Sebastian Gongora, Chaminade Julienne

Name: Sebastian Gongora

School: Chaminade Julienne

Grade: Incoming junior

Age: 16

Sports: Baseball

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Claim to fame/honors: Kettering resident posted 6-1 record with 1.47 ERA and 34 strikeouts; compiled .295 batting average; earned honorable mention all-area as a pitcher, first-team Greater Catholic League, second-team all-state (PBR); helped team win 2018 Division 2 state championship; played summer ball for Miami Valley Prospects

Bet you didn’t know: I am a transfer from Arizona

Words you live by: “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up” - Babe Ruth

Toughest opponent: Wapakoneta

Biggest influence: My dad

Match-day rituals: Drawing DoodleBob in the dirt in front of the dugout before every home baseball game

What’s on your bedroom walls: Posters of every baseball playoff game from this year

When I’m bored I like to: Go swimming

Favorite movie: The Sandlot

Person who would play you in a movie: Chris Pratt

Favorite TV show: Parks and Rec

Favorite musical artist: Drake

I can’t live without: Pizza

I can live without: School

Event you’d like to attend: World Series game

Favorite book: Green Eggs and Ham

Favorite home-cooked meal: My grandma’s spaghetti

Favorite restaurant: Raising Canes Chicken Fingers

Favorite smell: Warm brownies right out of the oven

Favorite cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Pacsun

Vegetable you won’t eat: Mushrooms

I’d love to trade places for a day with: LeBron James

Whose mind would you like to read?: My mom

Place where you’d love to travel: Hawaii

Favorite school subject: History

Favorite athlete: Mike Trout

Favorite team: New York Yankees

Favorite Olympic sport: Swimming

Something in the world I’d like to change: Hunger and starvation

Favorite sports moment: Hitting a go-ahead two-run single in the state championship against Wapakoneta

Favorite junk food: Donuts

Best thing about baseball: Being able to have fun and play with your close friends and

In 10 years, I hope to be: Playing professional baseball

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