First place: Christopher Hurley, Medford Transcript, Danvers, Massachusetts

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Nice story selection and superb writing made Christopher’s entry a winner. These are well-written feature stories, whether you are a Sports fan or not, and speak well of his ability to find interesting things beyond the scores. Well done.

Second place: Jarrod Ulrey, ThisWeek Community News, Lewis Center, Ohio