SPJ awards Excellence in Journalism awards for 2013

The Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) held its annual 2013 awards banquet on Thursday night. Below are the winners in sports, including the Alliance's own Ken Lipshez of the Record Journal in Meriden, who took home three awards including a first place in the sports column category. Congratulations on your award winning pieces.

SPORTS COLUMN

Newspaper above 40,000 circulation

First Place:

Hoosiers' --The real story is just as sweet; Hartford Courant; Jeff Jacobs

Second Place:

Beating the streets not an easy feat; Connecticut Post; Kevin Duffy

Third Place:

Death of young football player; New Haven Register; Chip Malafronte

Newspaper at 18,000 to 40,000 circulation

First Place:

Twilight Baseball:; Record-Journal; Ken Lipshez

Second Place:

I'll stick with the hometown boys; Record-Journal; Bryant Carpenter

Newspaper below 18,000 circulation

First Place:

Nancy lefther mark with Patriots; The Chronicle; Richard Zalusky

Second Place:

Magical run for Coginchaug Little League; Middletown Press; Jimmy Zanor

Third Place:

It's a young man's game; Greenwich Time; David Fierro

Community Non-Daily

First Place:

Pinstripe press; New Britain City Journal; Robin Vinci

SPORTS FEATURE

Newspaper above 40,000 circulation

First Place:

Thinking win; Hartford Courant; Tom Yantz

Second Place:

Before the terror, two triumphs; Hartford Courant; Lori Riley

Third Place:

Coach Robbyshines; Waterbury Republican-American; Quannah Leonard

Newspaper at 18,000 to 40,000 circulation

First Place:

A true ace; Record-Journal; Bryant Carpenter

Second Place:

The life and times of a pitcher; Record-Journal; Ken Lipshez

Third Place:

The days of summer; Record-Journal; Ken Lipshez

Newspaper below 18,000 circulation

First Place:

Mason's wish comes true; Norwich Bulletin; Owen Poole

Second Place:

Six decades later, Portland sports architect Arnie Liscombe still on thesidelines; Middletown Press; Jimmy Zanor

Third Place:

MiddlefieldQB Tim Boyle debuts at UConn Saturday; Middletown Press; Michael T. Lyle Jr.

Community Non-Daily

First Place:

Father figure: George Pinho leaves lasting legacy at Woodland; Citizen's News; Kyle Brennan

Second Place:

Social media makes its way to high school athletics; The Source; PJ Foti

Third Place:

Greenberg granted another grab at bigs with Orioles; Guilford Courier;John Lecardo

MAGAZINE WRITING

First Place:

The overachiever; Connecticut Magazine; Terese Karmel

Second Place:

Hoop dreams: Kevin Ollie has his dream job, now comes the hard part;Hartford Magazine; Dom Amore

Third Place:

Blood sisters of the fast track; Connecticut Magazine; David Holahan

SPORTS NEWS

Newspaper above 40,000 circulation

First Place:

A sad day -- Hartford mourns former Weaver, Notre Dame star AsaphSchwapp; Hartford Courant; Paul Doyle

Second Place:

ShabazzNapier's last-second shot gives UConn a win over Florida; Hartford Courant; Dom Amore

Third Place:

Westport goes to Little League World Series; New Haven Register;Mary Albl

Newspaper at 18,000 to 40,000 circulation

First Place:

Tempest in a Tech school teapot?; Record-Journal; Sean Krofssik

Second Place:

Face of the state; The Day; Vickie Fulkerson

Newspaper below 18,000 circulation

First Place:

Nonnewaug sets a torrid pace for Berkshire League wrestling;Register Citizen; Peter Wallace

Second Place:

PGAlegend Billy Casper leads clinic, fields questions at Lyman Orchards;Middletown Press; Michael T.Lyle Jr.

Community Non-Daily

First Place:

Simply the best once again; The Sound; Chris Piccirillo

TELEVISION

First Place:

Basketball a world away; News 12; Mark Sudol, Andrew Christman

Second Place:

Bernie football; News 12; Fred Gertainy, Robert Cook

Third Place:

They call me molasses; News 12; Dan Renzetti, Kristi Olds

PHOTOGRAPHY: SPORTS PHOTO

Newspaper above 40,000 circulation

First Place:

Swim race finish; New Haven Register; Mara Lavitt

Second Place:

Safe at home; Connecticut Post; Christian Abraham

Third Place:

High jumper; New Haven Register; Peter Casolino

Newspaper at 18,000 to 40,000 circulation

First Place:

Safe at home; The Day; Dana Jensen

Second Place:

Crawlingto the finish; The Day; Sean D. Elliot

Third Place:

Championship bound; The Day; Tim Martin

Newspaper below 18,000 circulation

First Place:

Equipment managers; The Chronicle; Al Malpa

Second Place:

Xavier Falcons beat Fairfield Prep; Middletown Press; Catherine Avalone

Third Place:

Vineyard race shining star; Stamford Advocate; Lindsay Perry

Community Non-Daily

First Place:

On target; New Britain City Journal; Eva Gryk

Online

First Place:

Second base acrobatics; WestportNow.com; Douglas Healey

Second Place:

Jumping for joy and on to World Series; WestportNow.com; Douglas Healey

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