2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Sports Game Story ( Dailies: 15,000 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Monterey Herald
    Entry Title: 'All I ever wanted to achieve'
    Entry Credit: John Devine
    Judge Comment: Opens with the emotional reaction to the team’s accomplishment, and what it took to motivate them to win the state title. The details of the game are there, but it's really the team's reaction that is important.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Daily Press
    Entry Title: Uncharted territory
    Entry Credit: Jose Quintero
    Judge Comment: Straight to the point of what this fight meant to the winner, including a good description of how the fight progressed.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Union
    Entry Title: Outpouring of love: Forest Lake Christian community lends helping hand to Paradise Adventist Academy
    Entry Credit: Walter Ford
    Judge Comment: A good example of the times we need to acknowledge that the match itself turns out to be less important than the spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie among rival teams.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Napa Valley Register
    Entry Title: PGA Tour: Tway wins Safeway Open on third playoff hole
    Entry Credit: Marty James
    Judge Comment: Starts off well with a description of the challenges the golfers faced, and then describes what it took to win it
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Cruz Sentinel
    Entry Title: Katherine Beiers, 85, endures rain, cold during run at Boston Marathon history
    Entry Credit: Julie Jag
    Judge Comment: Inspiring story about how determination prevails. Could have used a little more description of her experience during her eight hours out on the course.