Dylan Garrity, who graduated in June from Edison High and now is at Sacramento State, has been named the Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year in men's basketball. Garrity was ranked sixth nationally with 6.9 assists per game.
Garrity started 27 of the Hornets' 28 games and averaged 8.1 points and 33.8 minutes per game. In a game against Montana State, Garrity registered 16 assists, which was a school record.
Garrity's average of 6.9 assists per game tied a school single-season record and his 193 assists rank second in school history.
In addition to being named Freshman of the Year, he also was an honorable mention all-Big Sky selection.
"Obviously, we are happy for Dylan, and as a point guard, he is being recognized for team play" Sacramento State Coach Brian Katz said in a press release. "He is as good as any player I've ever seen at the pick and roll, runs the break extremely well and has a great understanding of the game of basketball.
"As a team, we played faster as the season went on, and will play that way in the future because of Dylan. We encouraged him to become more aggressive offensively, and he was able to do that in the second half of the season. When teams have to worry about his scoring ability, he will find the open man every time."
Sacramento State finished 10-18. The 10 wins are the most by the Hornets since the 2006-07 season.
Garrity ended his four-year Edison career as the boys' program leader in four categories: points (1,729 points), assists (443), games played (114) and career games record (83-31). Last March, he was the first player in program history to have his jersey retired.
White receives CIF coaching honor
Edison High football Coach Dave White is one of 15 CIF Model Coach Award winners for the 2011-12 school year, the CIF State Office recently announced. The CIF Model Coach Award program recognizes coaches who have "served as positive role models in their schools and communities," as well as "exhibit the traits apparent in the 16 principals of 'Pursuing Victory With Honor.' "
The award winners were nominated through their CIF Section office. Edison is a member of the CIF Southern Section.
White has been coaching and teaching at his alma mater since 1979.
Bats come back for Little League win
The Bats overcame an early deficit against the Mud Hens on Saturday to rally for a 2-1 victory in Ocean View Little League Minor A action.
The Mud Hens, playing their first game of the season, had grabbed a 1-0 lead behind a double by Thomas Williams, who scored on a single by Zachary Pratte. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Alec Muirhead drove in the go-ahead run for the Bats.
Nick Skorheim and Paul Crocker both singled in the fifth, but the Bats were unable to bring home any more runs.
Wolfpack tryouts are Saturday, Monday
The Wolfpack Soccer boys' Under-14 Silver Elite and Bronze teams will hold tryouts Saturday and Monday. The Saturday tryout is from 10 a.m. to noon at Fountain Valley High. Monday's tryout is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Edison High.
For more information, email Donna Piscopo at DPiscopo@socal.rr.com.
Barons' "Moose" golf invite is in June
The Fountain Valley High School Football Boosters is hosting the seventh annual "Moose Invitational" Golf Tournament on June 25 at the Classic Course at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley. The cost is $150 per golfer, which includes contests and prizes. Registration for the event is at http://www.barongolf.com.
The annual event helps raise money for the Fountain Valley football program and the Michael Musso Memorial Fund. Musso, a 2004 graduate of Fountain Valley High School, lost his life in a car accident in 2005. Through the fundraiser, a scholarship is given to a four-year Barons football player each year.