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Associated Press Society of Ohio awards

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Mooninite, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. Mooninite

    Mooninite Member

    Here are the sports awards that were handed out Sunday. A complete list of the news and general excellence categories are available here: http://www.ap.org/ohio/apsowin.html

    DIVISION V, Newspapers with a daily circulation of more than 75,000
    Best Game Story: 1, Matt Markey, The (Toledo) Blade, "Backyard to Brickyard"; 2, Dave Hackenberg, The (Toledo) Blade, "Tiger Has No Peer _ His Age"; 3, Bill Koch, The Cincinnati Enquirer, "Wild Ending Sours Bearcats' Jubilation."
    Best Sports Enterprise: 1, Jill Riepenhoff and Mike Wagner, The Columbus Dispatch, "Spoilsports"; 2, Randy Ludlow, The Columbus Dispatch, "Busted Bobcats"; 3, Dennis Manoloff, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, "LeBron James' Body of Work"; HM, Terry Pluto, Akron Beacon Journal, "Dan Gilbert's World."
    Best Sports Columnist: 1, Tom Archdeacon, Dayton Daily News; 2, Todd Jones, The Columbus Dispatch; 3, Rob Oller, The Columbus Dispatch.
    Best Sports Writer: 1, Mike Wagner, The Columbus Dispatch; 2, Doug Lesmerises, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer; 3, Dustin Dow, The Cincinnati Enquirer; HM, Jodie Valade, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer.
    Best Special Sports Section: 1, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, "The Game"; 2, The Columbus Dispatch, "Ohio State-Michigan Preview"; 3, The Cincinnati Enquirer, "Baseball by the Book"; HM, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, "2006 High School and College Preview."
    Best Daily Sports Section: 1, The Columbus Dispatch; 2, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer; 3, The Cincinnati Enquirer.

    DIVISION IV, Newspapers with daily circulation of 25,000 to 74,999
    Best Game Story: 1, Joe Scalzo, The (Youngstown) Vindicator, "Win by a Whisker"; 2, Jon Spencer, Mansfield News Journal, "Shoe Shootout"; 3, Jim Ingraham, The (Willoughby) News-Herald, "Fans Leave '06 Finale Empty-Handed"; HM, Andy Call, The (Canton) Repository, "Carmona Loses it Again."
    Best Sports Enterprise: 1, Steve Doerschuk, The (Canton) Repository, "Charlie Frye Series"; 2, The (Canton) Repository, "The Best Ever?"; 3, Lucas Sullivan and Michael Cooper, Springfield News-Sun, "Witt's Tournament Week"; HM, The Cincinnati Post, "Bold Move."
    Best Sports Columnist: 1, Steve Doerschuk, The (Canton) Repository; 2, Larry Graham, The Lima News; 3, Lonnie Wheeler, The Cincinnati Post.
    Best Sports Writer: 1, Lucas Sullivan, Springfield News-Sun; 2, Steve Doerschuk, The (Canton) Repository; 3, Victoria Sun, The Cincinnati Post; HM, Joe Scalzo, The (Youngstown) Vindicator.
    Best Special Sports Section: 1, Springfield News-Sun, "Inside Friday Night"; 2, The (Canton) Repository, "Stark Marvels"; 3, The (Willoughby) News-Herald, "Who's the Real Deal?"; HM, The (Canton) Repository, "Six for '06."
    Best Daily Sports Section: 1, The (Canton) Repository; 2, The (Willoughby) News-Herald; 3, Mansfield News Journal.
  2. Mooninite

    Mooninite Member


    DIVISION III, Newspapers with daily circulation of 13,000 to 24,999
    Best Game Story: 1, Dave Purpura, The (Newark) Advocate, "Pellet Powers NC"; 2, Bryan Schaaf, The (Wooster) Daily Record, "Champions!"; 3, Joe Arnold, Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, "Well Worth the Wait"; HM, Skip Weaver, Middletown Journal, "Panther Pressure Wallops Warriors."
    Best Sports Enterprise: 1, Jamie Baker and Mark Heiman, The (Findlay) Courier, "New OHSAA Divisions"; 2, Dave Hanneman, The (Findlay) Courier, "FHS and Substance Abuse"; 3, Skip Weaver and John Bombatch, Middletown Journal, "An Era Comes to a Close"; HM, Patrick Meyers, Steubenville Herald-Star, "Zamana: Central's Angel in the Outfield."
    Best Sports Columnist: 1, Dave Hanneman, The (Findlay) Courier; 2, Joe Arnold, Lancaster Eagle-Gazette; 3, Rick Noland, The Medina Gazette; HM, Bruce Hefflinger, The (Defiance) Crescent-News; HM, Aaron Dorksen, The (Wooster) Daily Record.
    Best Sports Writer: 1, Aaron Dorksen, The (Wooster) Daily Record; 2, Joe Arnold, Lancaster Eagle-Gazette; 3, Mark Heiman, The (Findlay) Courier; HM, Dave Hanneman, The (Findlay) Courier.
    Best Special Sports Section: 1, Middletown Journal, "Career Dreams"; 2, The (Wooster) Daily Record, "High School Football Preview: Throwback Edition"; 3, Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, "High School Football Preview"; HM, The (Newark) Advocate, "The Game."
    Best Daily Sports Section: 1, Middletown Journal; 2, The (Findlay) Courier; 3, The (Newark) Advocate; HM, Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.

    DIVISION II, Newspapers with daily circulation of 8,000 to 12,999
    Best Game Story: 1, Donn Walden, The Delaware Gazette, "Utter Disbelief"; 2, Jeff Taepke, Portsmouth Daily Times, "Buckeyes Remain Unbeaten"; 3, David Fong, Troy Daily News, "Good to the Last Minute."
    Best Sports Enterprise: 1, Ken Barhorst, The Sidney Daily News, "Sidney Wrestler's Determination Inspires Teammates, Opponents"; 2, Mike Brown, The (Alliance) Review, "He's Mr. Buckeye"; 3, The Marietta Times, "PFX Tour Comes to Marietta"; HM, Bartt Davis and Kevin Gordon, The (Bowling Green) Sentinel-Tribune, "College Recruiting."
    Best Sports Columnist: 1, Doug Haidet, Ashland Times-Gazette; 2, Jason Arkley, The Athens Messenger; 3, Dusty Sloan, Ashland Times-Gazette; HM, Mark Hazelwood, Ashland Times-Gazette.
    Best Sports Writer: 1, Rocco Longo, The (East Liverpool) Review; 2, David Fong, Troy Daily News; 3, Doug Haidet, Ashland Times-Gazette.
    Best Special Sports Section: 1, Ashland Times-Gazette, "2006 Pigskin Preview"; 2, The (Massillon) Independent, "The Game"; 3, The (East Liverpool) Review, "High School Football 2006."
    Best Daily Sports Section: 1, The (Alliance) Review; 2, The (Massillon) Independent; 3, The Marietta Times; HM, The (Bowling Green) Sentinel-Tribune.

    DIVISION I, Newspapers with daily circulation up to 7,999
    Best Game Story: 1, Jeff Gates, The (London) Madison Press, "State Champions"; 2, Brad Morris, The (Circleville) Herald, "One More Game"; 3, Gary Ogle, Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum, "Eagles Stun 4th-Ranked Blue Devils."
    Best Sports Enterprise: 1, B.J. Lisko, The Salem News, "The Sports Editor VS."; 2, Tim Miller, Marysville Journal-Tribune, "Mission Accomplished"; 3, Jim Walker, The Ironton Tribune, "Wonder-ful Legacy."
    Best Sports Columnist: 1, Gary Ogle, Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum; 2, Jim Walker, The Ironton Tribune; 3, Amanda Rodeheffer, Greenville Daily Advocate.
    Best Sports Writer: 1, Gary Ogle, Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum; 2, B.J. Lisko, The Salem News; 3, Matthew Horn, Port Clinton News-Herald.
    Best Special Sports Section: 1, Jim Walker, The Ironton Tribune, "Pigskin Preview"; 2, The Salem News, "Beyond the Arc"; 3, Sarah Clark, Wilmington News Journal, "Huddle Up"; HM, Piqua Daily Call, "A Winning Strategy."
    Best Daily Sports Section: 1, The Salem News; 2, Jim Walker, The Ironton Tribune; 3, Coshocton Tribune.
  3. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    Since when did we post state press association awards on here? Get me a beer newbie, it'll be a better use of your time.
  4. Mooninite

    Mooninite Member

    I'll give you a treat when you're on your knees
  5. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    Jodie Valade seems like the nicest woman alive, and her writing is very good. ... But Jesus H. Christ, how the hell do you win HM for bests ports writer when you get like 30 bylines a year? (That's an exaggeration, but I RARELY see her byline.)

    She doesn't do preps, she does backup Cavs sometimes, etc. etc.

    That seems odd to me.

    EDIT: Should have mentioned that I'm not Jodie, and I don't work in sports in Cleveland, just in Cleveland. So as to not incite any sort of, "You're just jealous" quips. I like her writing, just don't see her byline enough.
  6. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    They must have been 30 REALLY good stories.
  7. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    How does Brian Windhorst not get mentioned? He's one of the top NBA writers in the country, but not one of the best sportswriters in the state? Coming from a former best-of-the-worst (ie, low circ.) Ohio AP Society winners, I say, C'mon.
  8. loveyabye

    loveyabye Guest

    Nexis search for Jodie shows 106 bylines last year. If she's so nice, then why would you single her out for getting an award she certainly didn't nominate herself for? That doesn't seem very nice of you.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Jodie used to work in these parts and she's a fine writer.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    How the hell did I not get a sniff?
  11. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    Did I say she didn't deserve the award? Perhaps I implied it. Like I said, I like her writing. ... When I see it. And I admitted I overexaggerated the minimal amount of bylines.

    My point being that, without a beat and seemingly without a defined role at the paper, her work appears randomly and, not very often.

    I bet there are a lot of folks who wish they could write 106 stories per year. ...
  12. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    On posting state awards here: Why not? The thread is free, isn't it? If you're not interested, don't read the thread.

    As for those who might be omitted, note: Not all papers enter everybody in state awards contests.

    For years in Florida, the Miami Herald won zero Florida Sports Writers Association awards; so you'd never know that, say, Edwin Pope existed when the results were announced.. The reason: the Herald didn't belong to the association or enter the contest.
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