2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Sports Feature Story ( Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: John Murphy
    Entry Title: Thunderbirds' Butch Price lives to fight another day
    Entry Credit: John Murphy
    Judge Comment: "Thunderbirds' Butch Price" sneaks up on the reader. Written in language that is as unadorned as its subject, the power of the story explodes toward the end. The writer masterfully keeps his tone under control and lets the story tell itself.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: La Jolla Light
    Entry Title: Family values: La Jolla High’s Gary and Howard Frank model a love of baseball, history and tradition
    Entry Credit: Ashley Mackin-Solomon
    Judge Comment: "Family Values" is a concise profile of a father and son, that somehow also shows the importance of a longterm sports program to a small community, as generations hold dear to their time on the field.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: San Clemente Times
    Entry Title: Last Triton Standing: Senior Sprinter Caroline Hawkes Qualifies for CIF State Championships
    Entry Credit: Zach Cavanagh
    Judge Comment: Track meets may be the hardest sporting event to make interesting, but "Last Triton Standing" does just that. Without a real hook except that only one girl remains in the competition, the writer weaves a thrilling article.
  • Competition Comment: None