H-LEGENDS IN THE MAKING

Apr 10, 2013 9:13 PM by Andrew Masuda

Legend in the Making: Templeton's triple-threat Andy Garretson

At 6 feet, 5 inches tall, it's hard to miss Templeton High senior Andy Garretson. The three-sport star is also making it hard for opponents to miss him with his impressive play all year long.

"Whatever I'm playing at the time, there really isn't a favorite. Just whatever I'm picking up at the particular time is what I try to focus on the most," said Garretson.

Right now, Andy is hitting .390 for the first place Templeton baseball team. In the winter, Andy averaged 16 points and 8 rebounds to lead Templeton to a program-best second place finish in the Los Padres League. Garretson was named the league's Most Valuable Player.

In the fall, Andy was an All-League First Team selection in football. He caught 39 passes for 498 yards and made 37 tackles on defense. He played in CIF games in both the fall and winter. He plans to make a third appearance in the postseason this spring. "We've really built each program it seems like since I've been here and I've seen them transform and it's been really great," said Garretson.

Andy was home schooled until the seventh grade. So he said playing sports was his outlet then and still is today. "Because of that I kind of went to sports and just found myself really indulging in whatever sport it was," he said.

His teammates and coaches say they've been impressed by Andy's athletic prowess.

"Athlete is the word to describe him. He's a great teammate as well. He'll always pick you up," said his baseball teammate Michael Frigon, who's known Andy since they were five years old.

"I mean look at his frame. I would have killed to have that frame. But he's an even better teammate and he's still hard on himself," added Templeton baseball head coach Brad Macomber.

Right now, Andy is focused on leading the Eagles to their first-ever league baseball title. It's another chance for him to build his legacy at Templeton High. "I just want to be remembered as one of the better athletic guys who can play whatever sport you wanted him to play," he said.

Garretson admits basketball is his best sport. But he's still deciding where and what sport to play in college.

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