Across all sports, postseason awards so often go to offensive stars.
Sportswriters, and even coaches, become enamored with the players that put points on the board, but can ignore the other half of the game. We won’t make that mistake.
That’s why Sacred Heart Cathedral senior Herman Pratt, the best defensive high school boys’ basketball player in San Francisco, is The San Francisco Examiner City Player of the Year. Read More
Our All-City teams are not always scientific.
Sometimes, you have to go with your gut.
In the past, our Player of the Year candidates in baseball have been those who have had standout seasons at the plate and on the mound. The dual-threat players that impact every game.
This time around, it’s a pitcher, but the exception is truly exceptional. Read More
Brenden Glapion, Johnny Mrlik and Noah Springwater really have a lot in common.
All three are left-handed guards, stone-cold scorers, senior leaders and candidates for city Player of the Year. Read More