After missing two years with injuries, Gish returns for Helias

Helias senior Dylan Gish practices with teammates as he prepares to make his 2012-13 debut Friday night.

Helias senior Dylan Gish practices with teammates as he prepares to make his 2012-13 debut Friday night. Photo by Julie Smith.

The last time anyone saw Dylan Gish play a varsity game for the Helias Crusaders, it was March 2, 2011.

Gish had just wrapped up a stellar sophomore season, the second straight year he had started at point guard for the Crusaders, with nine points on 4-of-7 shooting in a loss to St. Francis Borgia in the Class 4 sectional round.

Fast-forward almost two calendar years, and Helias fans haven’t seen that sight since. That’s thanks to two ACL tears to his right knee — one in the summer of 2011 that cost him the 2011-12 season and one this past summer that sidelined him again.

That all ends tonight, as the 6-foot senior will see playing time when Helias goes on the road for a game at Soldan, the defending Class 4 state champions.

“It’s a great feeling,” Gish said before practice Thursday afternoon. “It’s all I’ve wanted to ....

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