The Telegraph’s sports section captured 14 awards, including the top story of the year for the second straight year and the top Sunday sports section, Sunday during the Georgia Sports Writers Association meeting.
Each member of The Telegraph’s staff won at least one award, while freelancer Stan Awtrey’s coverage of Georgia Tech’s football win over Florida State was named the story of the year while also winning the Best Event Story on Deadline-Pro/College Sports category. In addition to the Sunday Sports Section win, The Telegraph, which competes in the largest Division in the contest, finished second in Sports Section and second and third in Special Section for its high school and college football preview sections.
Sports editor Daniel Shirley finished first in Best Column (BCS lie has been exposed) and third in the same category (Roquan Smith did what was best) and was second in the Columnist category. Jason Butt finished third in Best News Story on Deadline-Pro/College Sports (Georgia fires Mark Richt).
Ron Seibel finished second in Best Event Story On Deadline-High School Sports (Veterans girls fall in state basketball playoffs) and Best Sports News Story On Deadline-High School Sports (Roquan Smith announces UCLA but no letter-of-intent signed). Michael Lough was second in Best Feature Or Series-Non-Deadline-High School Sports (Walker Juhan’s standout senior season after injury) and third in Outdoors Writing/Amateur Non-Scholastic Sports (Little League coach Harry DeHart).