First place: Chris McDaniel, The Hingham Journal

About this entry: Chris McDaniel’s commemorative section about the state championship hockey team is full of expertly executed coverage of all angles of the team.

Terrific commemorative section for state champion hockey team. With special touches such as notable quotes from the season, tournament recap, Q&A with senior captains, this section had it all.

Second place: Staff, Waxahachie Daily Light

About this entry: A great section where real focus is given to local athletes of all types with lots of photographs.

Nice color page of local sports ranging from special Olympics golf to middle school volleyball. Great integration of web and social media references. The R.E.A.L Leaders feature is unique.

Third place: Staff, Hannibal Courier Post

About this entry: Makes sports coverage interesting with unique lists.

Love the 5 things learned from week 7 of football. Very engaging content for a local audience.