2021 Ohio APME- Newspaper

Best Sports Writer ( Division I)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Ironton Tribune
    Entry Title: Best sports writer - Jim Walker
    Entry Credit: Jim Walker
    Judge Comment: This a great, engaging collection of stories and all of Jim Walker’s pieces immediately pull the reader in with their entertaining, clever ledes. Not only does Walker repeat sports very well, but he does a fantastic job of writing human interest stories that go beyond everyday sports coverage.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The (Fremont) News-Messenger
    Entry Title: Matthew Horn - Sports writer
    Entry Credit: Matthew Horn
    Judge Comment: Day by day game coverage can sometimes be repetitious, but Matthew Horn has a knack for pulling out the human emotion of everyday sporting events. Whether it’s a big game at a beloved gym or a look back on a fantastic coach to a memorable night for a football program, the reader can feel all the emotion attached to these moments threw Horn’s writing.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Lancaster Eagle-Gazette
    Entry Title: Tom Wilson - Best sports writer
    Entry Credit: Tom Wilson
    Judge Comment: Tom Wilson does a great job with game coverage and his writing helps the reader feel all the suspense of a big-game atmosphere. Recapping games is easy, but drawing out details and nuance is often the challenging part and Wilson does a great job of that.