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After missing two years with injuries, Gish returns for Helias

After missing two years with injuries, Gish returns for Helias

February 1st, 2013 in News

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 ....