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2012 contest winners May 6, 2013

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ALL DIVISIONS

INVESTIGATIVE
1. Walt Bogdanich, Joe Drape, Dara L. Miles and Griffin Palmer, The New York Times 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
2. Mike Vorkunov and Craig Wolff, The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.)
3. Dan Kane and Andrew Carter, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
4. Adrian Wojnarowski, Rand Getlin, Yahoo! Sports
5. Keith Sharon and Frank Mickadeit, The Orange County Register
Honorable mention
Ronald J. Hansen and Anne Ryman, The Arizona Republic
Jack Dolan, Ruben Vives and Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times
Teri Thompson, Bill Madden, Michael O’Keeffe, Nathaniel Vinton and Christian Red, New York Daily News 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Jim Owczarski, OnMilwaukee.com
Rachel George, USA TODAY
 

OVER 175,000

BREAKING NEWS
1. Pat Forde, Yahoo! Sports
2. Michael Silver, Yahoo! Sports
3. Mary Carmichael, Boston Globe
T4. Baxter Holmes, Los Angeles Times
T4. Jeff McLane, Philadelphia Inquirer
Honorable mention
Craig Harris, The Arizona Republic
Michael O’Keeffe, New York Daily News
Mark Zeigler, UT San Diego
Sally Jenkins, The Washington Post
Mark Maske, Mike Jones, Mike Wise, Jason Reid, The Washington Post
 

FEATURES
1. Christian Red, New York Daily News
2. Jeff Passan, Yahoo! Sports
3. Barry Bearak, The New York Times
4. Eric Prisbell, USA TODAY
5. Wright Thompson, ESPN.com
Honorable mention
Jared S. Hopkins, Chicago Tribune
Joe Posnanski, Sports on Earth
Matthew Stanmyre, The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.)
John C. Cotey, Tampa Bay Times
Barry Svrluga, The Washington Post
 

COLUMNS
1. Jen Floyd Engel, FoxSports.com 1 2 3 4 5
2. Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press
3. Dave Hyde, Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
4. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times
5. Scott Miller, CBSSports.com
Honorable mention
Gregg Doyel, CBSSports.com
Harvey Araton, The New York Times 1 2 3 4 5
Marcia C. Smith, The Orange County Register
Mark Whicker, The Orange County Register
Gary Shelton, Tampa Bay Times
 

EXPLANATORY
1. John Branch, The New York Times
2. Greg A. Bedard, Boston Globe
3. Jill Lieber Steeg, U-T San Diego
4. Barry Svrluga, Jenna Johnson and Alex Prewit, The Washington Post
5. Kent Babb, The Kansas City Star
Honorable mention
Jodie Valade, Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post
David Waldstein, The New York Times
Mike Jensen, Philadelphia Inquirer
Jerry Zgoda and Dennis Brackin, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
 

BEAT WRITING
1. Pat Forde, Yahoo! Sports
2. Scott M. Reid, The Orange County Register
3. Judy Battista, The New York Times 1 2 3 4 5
4. Steve Hummer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
5. Dan Wiederer, The Star Tribune (Minneapolis) 1 2 3 4 5
Honorable mention
Benjamin Hochman, The Denver Post
Jesse Temple, FoxSports.com
Tania Ganguli, Houston Chronicle 1 2 3 4 5
Joey Knight, Tampa Bay Times
Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports
 

PROJECTS
1. Jodi Upton, Erik Brady, Steve Wieberg, Erin Durkin and Steve Berkowitz, USA TODAY
2. Jackie Friedman, Nyier Abdou and Saed Hindash, The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.)
3. Greg A. Bedard, Shalise Manza Young, Boston Globe
4. Amy Shipley, The Washington Post

 

75,000-175,000
 
BREAKING NEWS
1. Kyle Veazey and Geoff Calkins, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
2. Michael C. Lewis, The Salt Lake Tribune
3. Bob Fortus, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.)
4. Jeff McDonald, San Antonio Express-News
5. Joe Giglio, The News & Observer
Honorable mention
Mark Emmert, Des Moines Register
Megan Boehnke, Matt Lakin, Knoxville News Sentinel
Evan Woodbery, Knoxville News Sentinel
Laura Keeley, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
Dan Nakaso and Ferd Lewis, Honolulu (Hawaii.) Star-Advertiser (Honolulu, Hawaii)
 

FEATURES
1. Dirk Chatelain, Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald
2. Andy Bitter, Roanoke (Va.) Times
3. Scott Fowler, The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer
4. Darryl Slater, The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.)
5. Jason Kersey, The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)
Honorable mention
Phil Richards, Indianapolis Star
Brian Heyman, The Journal News (White Plains, N.Y.)
Kevin Tresolini, The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.)
Luke DeCock, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
Jeff Lockridge, The Tennessean
 

COLUMNS
1. Geoff Calkins, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
2. Jenni Carlson, The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City) 1 2 3 4 5
3. Jon Solomon, The Birmingham News
4. Tara Sullivan, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.)
5. Mike Finger, San Antonio Express-News 1 2 3 4 5
Honorable mention
Kevin Scarbinsky, The Birmingham News
Michael Arace, The Columbus Dispatch
John Adams, Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
David Climer, The Tennessean (Nashville)
Buck Harvey, San Antonio Express-News 1 2 3 4 5
 

EXPLANATORY
1. Kyle Veazey, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
2. Lisa Schencker, The Salt Lake Tribune
3. Richard Oliver, San Antonio Express-News
4. Randy Peterson, Des Moines (Iowa) Register
5. Kevin Scarbinsky, The Birmingham (Ala.) News
Honorable mention
Jennie Rees, The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)
Gregg Krupa, The Detroit News
Brendan F. Quinn, Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
Jason Wolf, The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.)
Hal Habib, The Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, Fla.)

 
BEAT WRITING
1. Don Coble, The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville) 1 2 3 4 5
2. David Briggs, The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
3. Mike Chappell, Indianapolis Star
4. Todd Jones, Columbus Dispatch
5. Justin Barney, The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville)
Honorable mention
Brendan F. Quinn, Knoxville News Sentinel
Kyle Tucker, Louisville (Ky.) Courier Journal
Sam McKewon, Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald
Jim Wyatt, The Tennessean (Nashville)
Amanda Comak, The Washington Times
 

PROJECTS
1. Nate Rau, Michael Campbell, John Glennon, Jim Wyatt, Jeff Lockridge, Mike Organ, Dave Ammenheuser, Josh Cooper, Deborah Fisher and Steven S. Harman, The Tennessean (Nashville)
2. Rick Bonnell, Gavin Off, The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer
3. Jason Wolf, The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.)
4. Lori Riley, Mike Anthony, Paul Doyle, Jeff Otterbein, Jeff Jacobs and John Altavilla, Hartford (Conn.) Courant
5. Dan McCarney, Doug Pils, Terrence Thomas, John Whisler, Jerry Briggs, San Antonio News-Express 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Honorable mention
Paul Woody, Mike Barber, Tammie Smith and Jim Nolan, Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch
Jeff Duncan, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.)
Nathan Fenno, The Washington Times
David Biggy, Asbury Park (N.J.) Press
Jeff Elliott, The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville)

 

30,000-75,000

BREAKING NEWS
1. John Turner, The Huntsville (Ala.) Times
2. Paul Klee, The News-Gazette (Champaign, Ill.)
3. Adam Jude, George Schroeder, Andrew Greif and staff, The Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.)
4. Brian Linder, Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal
5. Buddy Shacklette, Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal
Honorable mention
Dan DeLuca, The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.)
Seth Emerson, The Telegraph (Macon, Ga.)
Chris Murray and Dan Hinxman, Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal
Todd Porter, The Repository (Canton, Ohio)
Kellis Robinett, The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle
 

FEATURES
1. Paul Klee, The News-Gazette (Champaign, Ill.)
2. Matt Calkins, The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.)
3. Tom Hanson, Naples (Fla.) Daily News
T4. Pete Iorizzo, Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
T4. Bob Heist, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal
Honorable mention
David Briggs, Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune
Bret Strelow, The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer
Stephen Schramm, The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer
Jason Wolf, Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record
David Teel, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)
 

COLUMNS
1. George Schroeder, The Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.)
2. Tom Musick, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, Ill.) 1 2 3 4 5
T3. Scott Michaux, Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle
T3. Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman
5. Steve Solloway, Portland (Maine) Press Herald 1 2 3 4 5
Honorable mention
David Teel, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) 1 2 3 4 5
Bret Strelow, The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer 1 2 3 4 5
Stephen Schramm, The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer 1 2 3 4 5
John Blanchette, The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.)
Austin Meek, Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal
 

EXPLANATORY
1. Seth Soffian, The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.)
2. Jeff Sanders, North County Times (Escondido, Calif.)
3. Bob Asmussen, The News-Gazette (Champaign, Ill.)
4. Kellis Robinett, The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle
5. Brian Linder, Buddy Shacklette, Sean Kernan and Brent Woronoff, Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal
Honorable mention
James Allen, Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
Stephen Schramm, The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer
Kevin Brockway, Gainesville (Fla.) Sun
Jason Wolf, Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record
Steve T. Gorches, The Post-Tribune (Merrillville, Ind.)
 

BEAT WRITING
1. Leighton Ginn, The Desert Sun (Palm Spring, Calif.)
2. Gary Meenaghan, Abu Dhabi National, U.A.E.
3. Kellis Robinett, The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle
4. Tom Musick, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, Ill.) 1 2 3 4 5
5. Seth Emerson, The Telegraph (Macon, Ga.) 1 2 3 4 5
Honorable mention
Chad Cripe, Idaho Statesman (Boise)
Norm Wood, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) 1 2 3 4 5
Dan DeLuca, The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.)
Scott Bair, North County (Calif.) Times
Chris Murray, Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal
 

PROJECTS
1. Ira Schoffel, Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat
2. Staff, Middletown (N.Y.) Times Herald-Record
3. Jim Rossow, The News-Gazette (Champaign, Ill.)
4. Mike Lowe, Glenn Jordan, Steve Solloway, Portland (Maine) Press Herald
5. Brian Hiro, North County Times (Escondido, Calif.) 1 2 3
Honorable mention
Josh Weir, Canton (Ohio) Repository
Dan DeLuca, The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.)
Mark Lazerus, The Post-Tribune (Merrillville, Ind.)
Jonathan Heeter, The Telegraph (Macon, Ga.) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Powell Latimer, Wilmington (N.C.) StarNews 1 2 3 4

 

UNDER 30,000

BREAKING NEWS
1. Mike Szvetitz, Opelika-Auburn (Ala.)
2. Anna Grearson, The Barre-Montpelier (Vt.) Times Argus
3. Neil Warner, Daily Herald (Provo, Utah)
4. Brendan Meyer, Shaina Cavazos, Zach Murdock, MIke Vorel, Jacob Kim and Eric Short, Columbia Missourian
5. Julie Jag and Jim Seimas, Santa Cruz Sentinel (Scotts Valley, Calif.)
Honorable mention
Ben Frederickson, Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune
Steve Nitz, Daily Chronicle (DeKalb, Ill.)
Kalle Oakes, Sun Journal Lewiston (Maine)
Tim Trower, Mail Tribune (Medford, Ore.)
Andrew Carroll, Jason Morton, The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News
 

FEATURES
1. Tommy Deas, The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News
2. Ryan Wood, Opelika-Auburn (Ala.) News
3. Mike Miller, The Herald-Times (Bloomington, Ind.)
T4. Ben Frederickson, Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune
T4. Brendan Meyer, Columbia Missourian
Honorable mention
Jason Gonzalez, Antelope Valley Press (Palmdale, Calif.)
Ryan Wood, Daily Chronicle (DeKalb, Ill.)
Ben Baby, Denton (Texas) Record-Chronicle
Sarah Bricker, Columbia Missourian
Chase Goodbread, The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News
 

COLUMNS
1. Andy Graham, The Herald-Times (Bloomington, Ind.)
2. Jonathan Bombulie, The Citizens’ Voice (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)
3. Peter Jackel, Racine (Wis.) Journal Times 1 2 3 4 5
4. Alex Riley, Wyoming Tribune Eagle 1 2 3 4 5
5. Robert Gagliardi, Wyoming Tribune Eagle 1
2 3 4 5
Honorable mention
Bob Sutton, Burlington (N.C.) Times-News
Jeremy Price The Herald-Times (Bloomington, Ind.)
Tom Keegan, Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World
Kalle Oakes,Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine) 1 2 3 4 5
Ryan Howe, Times-News (Twin Falls, Idaho)

 
EXPLANATORY
1. Julie Jag, Santa Cruz Sentinel (Scotts Valley, Calif.)
2. Ryan Wood, Opelika-Auburn (Ala.) News
3. Michael Bonner, The Post-Star (Glens Falls, N.Y.)
4. Christopher James, Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Mass.)
5. Anthony Zilis, Daily Chronicle (DeKalb, Ill.)
Honorable mention
David Henry, The Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise
Christopher Dabe, David Henry and Jared Ainsworth, The Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise
Kalle Oakes, Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine)
Andrew Wagaman, Columbia Missourian
Jim Seimas, Santa Cruz Sentinel (Scotts Valley, Calif.)
 

BEAT WRITING
1. Marc Weiszer, Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald
2. Dustin Dopirak, The Herald-Times (Indiana)
3. Ryan Wood, Opelika-Auburn (Ala.) News 1 2 3 4 5
4. Chase Goodbread, The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News
5. Robert Gagliardi, Wyoming Tribune Eagle 1 2 3 4 5
Honorable mention
Ben Frederickson, Casper (Wyo.) Star Tribune
Kenny Ryan, Kerrville (Texas) Daily Times
Alex Byington, Killeen (Texas) Daily Herald
Kevin Posival, Killeen (Texas) Daily Herald
John Bednarowski, Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal 1 2 3 4 5

  
PROJECTS
1. Harry Plumer, Ben Frederickson, Andrew Wagaman, Katy Bergen, Emily Becker and Anthony Schick, Columbia Missourian
2. Tommy Deas, Chase Goodbread, Aaron Suttles, Cecil Hurt and Andrew Carroll, The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News
3. Andrew Matheson, Julie Jag, Jacob May and Jim Seimas, Santa Cruz Sentinel (Scotts Valey, Calif.)
4. Christopher Dabe, David Henry, Jon Styf and Heather Nolan, The Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise
5. Greg Brownell, Pete Tobey, Will Springstead, Mary Albl, Michael Bonner and Tim McManus, The Post-Star (Glens Falls, N.Y)
Honorable mention
Aaron Dorksen and Andrew Vogel, The Daily Record (Wooster, Ohio) 1 2 3 4
Gregg Dewalt, TimesDaily (Florence, Ala.)
Christopher Heimerman, Sauk Valley Media (Sterling, Ill.)
Nicholas Dettmann, West Bend (Wis.) Daily News
Jeremiah Johnke, Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne, Wyo.)
 
 

 

 
 

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Mike Sherman

Mike Sherman

President
The Oklahoman

Mary Byrne

Mary Byrne

First Vice President
USA TODAY Sports

Tommy Deas

Tommy Deas

Second Vice President
The Tuscaloosa News

John Bednarowski, sports editor of the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal, was elected to a two-year term as APSE's third vice president in 2014.

John Bednarowski

Third Vice President
Marietta Daily Journal

Jack Berninger

Jack Berninger

Executive Director
Richmond Times-Dispatch
(retired)

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