All-Empire Players of the Year (Winter)

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:
As a kid, my parents let my brother and I open one gift on Christmas Eve.* In the same spirit, we present the Empire’s Players of the Year for the winter season. The complete Empire teams will be rolled out later this week:

Empire Players of the Year
Wrestling: Adam Hendrickson, Healdsburg, So.
Boys’ Basketball (Large Schools): Max Fujii, Analy, Jr.
Boys’ Basketball (Small Schools): Robby Rowland, Cloverdale, Sr.
Girls’ Basketball (Large Schools): Jen Tsurumoto, Analy, Sr.
Girls’ Basketball (Small Schools): Whitney Edens, Cloverdale, Jr.

* I always opened my gift from my Aunt Shirley on Christmas Eve to — forgive me here — get it out of the way. Aunt Shirley once gave me a book about collecting rocks, a hobby which I’ve yet to fully embrace.