2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Sports Feature Story ( Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: Team of rivals: Football players from Analy, El Molino now on the same side
    Entry Credit: Austin Murphy, Christopher Chung
    Judge Comment: This writer captured unique scenes and put readers in the stadium with these two coaches grappling with a unique merger. A team of rivals was a great story idea executed well; a compelling angle that was a joy to follow.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Ventura County Star
    Entry Title: What makes Newbury Park cross country so dominant? Hint: It starts with the coach
    Entry Credit: Joe Curley
    Judge Comment: The level of description and detail elevated this feature among others in the pool. A sweet read.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Desert Sun
    Entry Title: Desert Sun; Teaching PE amid a pandemic
    Entry Credit: Shad Powers, Jay Calderon
    Judge Comment: This teacher clearly goes above and beyond to connect with students. This delivered a behind-the-scenes look at the videos that captivated students.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Ventura County Star
    Entry Title: Hueneme High's Contreras is 'on the football team because she’s earned her spot'
    Entry Credit: Joe Curley
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: Former Cardinal Newman football players ruled ineligible after transferring to Windsor
    Entry Credit: Gus Morris
    Judge Comment: None