First place: Staff, The Repository, Canton, Ohio Big league sections with big league coverage that runs the gamut from major championships to local-local games. Terrific design and thoughtful, reader-friendly touches throughout. Great section, great staff. Second place: Staff, Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, Florida Third place: Staff, Providence Journal, Providence, Rhode Island

First place: Staff, The Tuscaloosa News, Tuscaloosa, Alabama A championship sports staff and a championship college football team means the winners are the readers of The Tuscaloosa News. Well done to the entire staff, all of whom were necessary to support and augment the excellent work by the Sports staff in producing this coverage. Second […]

First place: Chris Easterling and Joe Mitchin, The Independent, Massillon, Ohio The Independent makes outstanding use of shared GateHouse content resources, combined with strong local-local reporting, to produce a community newspaper section that would be worthy of a metro-circulation audience. Well done. Second place: Alan Ford and Gabe Whisnant, The Star, Shelby, North Carolina Third […]

First place: Staff, Crestview News Bulletin, Crestview, Florida It’s hard not to be impressed when you see a staff using its resources to be very best of their abilities to produce a quality sports section. The News Bulletin makes effective use of limited space by packing it with sharp, concise writing and effective photos and […]