I'm emerging from the dark, deep hole known as All-Area that I go into three times a year, this time after picking sports and arranging much text and many photos for the eight spring sports' All-Area sections. We'll unveil Players/Athletes of the Year in each sport, plus a Coach of the Year, a first team, second team and honorable-mention selections.

Here's the publication schedule:

Wednesday, July 3: All-league teams

Boys golf

Friday, July 5: Boys tennis

Saturday, July 6: Boys and girls swimming

Sunday, July 7: Baseball and softball

Monday, July 8: Boys and girls track and field

Who's your pick for Player of the Year in each of those sports? How about a surprise first-team selection?