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Results of the annual LSWA writing contest

 2013 LSWA Contest Results

Sunday, June 22, 2014 – Natchitoches, La.

 WRITING AND MAKEUP

PRO EVENT

CLASS I

1, Matthew Harris, The Advocate. Sidebar on Ravens wide receiver/kick returner Jacoby Jones playing in Super Bowl XLVII in his hometown.

   Judge’s comments: “Terrific job turning a local angle from a national event with a touch of mini-enterprise (multiple sources) on deadline. Don’t know if this was the Super Bowl lead or main side, but I can’t imagine a better read for a local audience than this.”

2, Teddy Allen, Ruston Daily Leader. Account of final round of 2013 Masters.

3, Joe Macaluso, The Advocate. Account of 2013 Bassmasters Classic.

CLASS II

1. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town-Talk. Zack Reeves wins first professional golf tournament.

   Judge’s comments: “A nicely-written game account that included an overheard quote from the father that provides the reader a sense of being there.”

2. Brent St. Germain, Houma Daily Courier, Account of Saints football game.

3. Jim Gazzolo, Lake Charles American Press. Account of  Swashbucklers’ season opener.

 COLLEGE EVENT

CLASS I

1. Ted Lewis, The Advocate. UConn defeats Notre Dame in Women’s Final Four.

   Judge’s comments: “The lead hooks the reader and the story paints a picture and takes us inside the game.”

2. Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times. Game story on Grambling football loss.

3. Ross Dellenger, The Advocate. Game story on LSU-Alabama football.

CLASS II

1. Luke Johnson, Tiger Rag. Game story on LSU-Texas A&M football.

   Judge’s comments: “A well-told game story that explained what happened, how and why it happened, and put it in perspective.”

2. Alex Hickey, Lake Charles American Press. Coverage of McNeese football upset of South Florida.

3. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press. Coverage of LSU-Arkansas football game.

 

PREP EVENT

CLASS I

1. Rod Walker, The Advocate. East Jefferson wins Class 4A football title.

   Judge’s comments: “Crisp, clear writing style didn’t get in the way of the story.”

2. Kelly Morris, Times-Picayune/NOLA.com. Story on Rummel winning a football game using hook and lateral play.

3. Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times. Haynesville wins Class 1A football title.

CLASS II

1. Bret McCormick, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. Pineville wins when freshman kicks winning field goal.

   Judge’s comments: “The story of Kenneth Clear’s unexpected journey to Friday night hero makes this entry rise above the rest.”

2. Scott Boatwright, Ruston Daily Leader. Account of Ruston playoff game.

3. Troy LaFleur, Lake Charles American Press. Account of Barbe football quarterfinal playoff game.

 

PRO COLUMNS

CLASS I

1. Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times. Despite personal redemption, Denver loss guts Cowboys’ Mo Claiborne.

   Judge’s comments: “Gripping lead to a column that flows well. It was great that the game worked out so a local individual was a big factor in how the local team fared. Heck of a game.”

2. Jeff Duncan, Times-Picayune/NOLA.com A visitors’ guide to Super Bowl XLVII.

3. Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana. Column on Sean Payton firing defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.

CLASS II

1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press. Column: New Orleans should be good to Goodell.

   Judge’s comments: “Catchy intro to an interesting column. Nice local flavor to a topic of national interest. Well written throughout.”

2. O.K. “Buddy” Davis. Ruston Daily Leader. Column on Bennie Anders.

3. Raymond Partsch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. Column on if my favorite NFL team practices racism.

 

COLLEGE COLUMNS

CLASS I

1. Les East, The Advocate. Column on LSU baseball team raising the bar.

   Judge’s comments: “It is a tightly-constructed, well-reasoned argument that transitions smoothly from point to point. The best composition of pure editorial opinion in the class.”

2. Scott Rabalais, The Advocate. Column on Johnny Manziel’s offseason theatrics.

3. Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisana. Cajun justice frees LSU tailback Jeremy Hill on the day practice opens.

 

CLASS II

1. Jim Gazzolo, Lake Charles American Press. Column on Matt Viator and Honey Badger.

   Judge’s comments: “This column is set up nicely and the conclusion perfectly reinforces its argument. Transitioning is solid. The writer also does a good job of telling the behind-the-scenes story.”

2. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press. College baseball withering in TD Ameritrade Park.

3. Luke Johnson, Tiger Rag. Back away from the ledge, LSU fans.

 

PREP COLUMNS

CLASS I

1. Rod Walker, The Advocate. Column on when football game officials and cops clash.

   Judge’s comments:  “Good job of covering a bizarre situation where police arrest game officials.”

2. Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times. No. 30 becomes a legend at Calvary without playing a single snap.

3. Tim Fletcher, Shreveport Times. Column on Southwood’s Randall Gunn and Southwood/Minden football game.

 

CLASS II

1. Chris Singleton, Houma Daily Courier. Column on field conditions in Terrebonne Parish.

   Judge’s comments: “Strong opinion piece about player safety and the need to improve stadium fields. Has to have drawn a lot of scrutiny to the problem and, hopefully, will get people moving to solve problem.”

2. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press. Just another reason to hate National Signing Day.

3. Brent St. Germain, Houma Daily Courier. Problems with prep football playoffs.

 

PRO FEATURES

CLASS I

1. Perryn Keys, The Advocate. Feature on former Saints star and ALS patient Steve Gleason.

   Judge’s comments: “This should have its own category -- maybe ‘Best Book.’ Exhaustive, well-crafted study of the life and misfortune of Gleason. The writer shows a knack for getting the reader to care deeply about Gleason even before his diagnosis with Lou Gehrig’s disease becomes a major component of the story. Informative and compelling piece even at its great length.”

2. Sheldon Mickles, The Advocate. Feature on Steve Gleason and the “Block Heard ‘Round the World” at re-opening of Superdome in 2006.

3. Les East, The Advocate. Feature on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his visit to New Orleans.

 

CLASS II

1, Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press. Feature on madness of Super Bowl Media Day.

   Judge’s comments: “Here’s a fun story giving readers access to the realities of Super Bowl media day. The writer’s personality shines through as he provides a welcome change of pace to what I’m sure was a sports section heavy on hardcore football stories.”

2. Tim Buckley, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. Feature on John Daly.

3. Jim Gazzola, Lake Charles American Press. Feature on Barbe’s Josh Prince making it to the major leagues.

 

COLLEGE FEATURES

CLASS I

1. Ross Dellenger, The Advocate. How LSU came to hire Les Miles.

   Judges’ comments: “A really good idea for a bowl story that contained a lot of fun inside information.”

2. Ron Higgins, Times-Picayune/NOLA.com. A football Saturday with Mike Slive.

3. Brian Allee-Walsh, The Advocate. UNO coaches deals openly with family issues with his team.

 

CLASS II

1. Luke Johnson, Tiger Rag. LSU, New Orleans -based doctors attempting to heal concussions.

   Judges’ comments: “This story really stood out in the category. A solid enterprise topic backed by good research and sourcing.”

2. Alex Hickey, Lake Charles American Press. Feature on McNeese’s Baggett twins.

3. Raymond Partsch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. Feature on NSU’s Coach Black – heart and soul of NSU.

 

PREP FEATURES

CLASS I

1. Matthew Harris, The Advocate. National Signing Day with LSU’s Kendell Beckwith.

   Judges’ comments: “One of the best stories I’ve read in a long time. Tremendous reporting provided details that made me feel like I was right there with the family on signing day. Great flow and pace made for an easy, enjoyable read. “

2. Kelly Morris, Times Picayune/NOLA.com. Feature on Kaylon Marshall’s wait for a heart.

3. Ted Lewis, The Advocate. Feature on former prep players remembering JFK assassination.

 

CLASS II

1. Raymond Partsch, Alexandria Daily Town-Talk. Feature on Oakdale player’s impact on team since death.

   Judges’ comments: “What a touching story about a young man who still inspires a community almost a decade after his tragic death. The writer painted such vivid pictures with his strong reporting, especially at the cemetery. Death can be a difficult subject to tackle, but the writer did a wonderful job.”

2. Chris Singleton, Houma Daily Courier. CCA copes with loss of a teammate.

3. Albert Burford, Lake Charles American Press. The rebuilding of South Cameron.

 

AMATEUR SPORTS

CLASS I

1. Tim Fletcher, Shreveport Times. Weightlifting, Olympic bobsledding converge in Shreveport.

   Judges’ comments: “Probably the best written of any of the stories I judged. It was well-reported with a good use of quotes. This story captured me right from the beginning and kept my interest, using a number of writing techniques to tell the story. Nice work.”

2. Ted Lewis, The Advocate. Runner dies in 5K race.

3. None awarded.

 

CLASS II

1. Kelly McElroy, Houma Daily Courier. Local man wins 126-mile race.

   Judges’ comments: “The winner told a good story while reporting the news. I liked how the writer mixed in the quotes. Lead grabbed me and I didn’t stop until the end.”

2. Jim Gazzolo, Lake Charles American Press. Allen wins City title.

3. Troy LaFleur, Lake Charles American Press. Story on Tournament of Stars charity basketball tournament action.

 

SPOT NEWS

CLASS I

1. Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times. Prep coaches concerned after Destrehan invents new way to cheat.

   Judges’ comments: “I thought the mix of responses made this story. Something this controversial, you want to read the reaction. I thought the writer did a good job getting out of the way and letting the coaches react to the news.”

2. Matthew Harris, The Advocate. Coverage of Jeremy Hill arrest.

3. Ted Lewis, The Advocate. Coverage of New Orleans losing championship game bid.

CLASS II

1. Chris Singleton, Houma Daily Courier. Vandebilt saga ends with team not playing.

   Judges’ comments: “This, to me, was the most competitive category of the ones I judged. I thought the writer handled quite a complicated situation very well and answered a number of questions. “

2. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press. Story on Jeremy Hill’s reinstatement to LSU football team.

3. Brent St. Germain, Houma Daily Courier. LHSAA votes to split football playoffs.

 

HEADLINES

CLASS I

1. Joseph Schiefelbein, The Advocate. Headline: “Saving their bacon: LSU pulls off wild comeback.”

   Judges’ comments: “Sometimes puns are overdone, but this one worked well and captured the magnitude of LSU’s win over Arkansas.”

2. Rob DeArmond, The Advocate. Headline: “Drained in Key Biscayne.”

3. Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times. Headline: “One tough mother.”

 

CLASS II

1. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town-Talk. Headline: A-Rod’s ‘What’s up, doc?’ bugs Yankees.”

   Judges’ comments: “Took a chance and it paid off. Very funny.”

2. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town-Talk. Headline: “Phil jug up – career round gives Mickelson Claret jug.”

3. Brent St. Germain, Houma Daily Courier. Headline: Johnny on the spot” about Johnny Manziel at Manning camp.

 

SPECIAL SECTIONS

CLASS I

1. Times-Picayune/NOLA.com. Saints/NFL preview.

   Judges’ comments: “The section is attractive and well-designed. The content should more than satisfy any fan of the Saints. The writing is insightful and covers all the pertinent topics in depth. There is enough NFL coverage to give readers an adequate overview of the rest of the league.”

2. The Advocate. New Orleans Bowl preview.

3. The Advocate. Super Bowl XLVII preview.

 

CLASS II

1. Lafayette Daily Advertiser. Football 2013.

   Judges’ comments: ”A massive undertaking that was successfully pulled off. The design was very pleasing. The template for each preview page provided concise information at a glance. It’s a hefty section, but it well organized and reader friendly.”

2. Houma Daily Courier. Subject unknown.

3. Lafayette Daily Advertiser. New Orleans Bowl section.

 

SPORTS MAKEUP

OPEN CLASS

1. Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

   Judges’ comments: “A solid entry that separated itself from the others based on the strength of its LSU preview and New Orleans Bowl covers.

2. Brent St. Germain, Houma Daily Courier.

3. Dominic Baudoin, The Advocate.

 

OUTDOORS WRITING

OPEN CLASS

1. Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times. Story on Duck Dynasty star born in cabin in woods.

   Judges’ comments: “Lively lead/intro and solid background on a popular topic. Entertaining and informative.

2. Raymond Partsch, Alexandria Daily Town-Talk. Feature on fight to save Spring Bayou from hydrilla invasion.

3. Brent St. Germain, Houma Daily Courier. Story on marlin that nearly broke rodeo record.

 

 

 

PRO/COLLEGE/PREP/AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY

OPEN CLASS

1. Travis Spradling, The Advocate. Collision at first base in LSU softball game.

   Judges’ comments: “Excellent softball action with a collision at first base that’s made all the much better because the fielder’s glove is coming off her hand and the ball escaping. Clear winner here. Shot and cropped well.

2. Scott Threlkeld, The Advocate. John Curtis player laying out to block a punt.

3. Bill Feig, The Advocate. Jarvis Landry making an impossible catch against Arkansas.

 

WEBSITE GAME STORY

1. Brian Allee-Walsh, SportsNola.com. New Orleans entrant lives to tell experience in Boston Marathon.

   Judges’ comments: “Great job of taking a national story and putting a local spin on it, with same-day reaction from area runners who competed in the race. Not only got good detail of how close those runners were to the finish line, but also how accommodating the people of Boston were in the aftermath of the tragedy.”

2. Dan McDonald, SportsNola.com. Sidebar on New Orleans Bowl.

3. Lenny Vangilder, SportsNola.com. Sidebar on Tulane-East Carolina football game.

 

WEBSITE FEATURE

1. Ben Love, TigerSportsDigest.com. Grassroots basketball in Louisiana rebuilt with powerful backing.

   Judges’ comments: “Outstanding look at AAU basketball in the state and how one coach’s efforts to give back to the community led to partnerships with a Fortune 500 CEO and Nike and has greatly enhanced the prospects that Louisiana players will get noticed and receive college scholarships.”

2. Kent Lowe, LSUSports.net. Feature on LSU baseball’s return to Omaha.

3. William Weathers, TigerBait.com. Concussion cuts short career of LSU lineman Josh Williford.

 

WEBSITE COLUMN

1. Dan McDonald, SportsNola.com. Column on UL-Lafayette conference affiliation.

   Judges’ comments: “Informative story about the turnaround of an athletic department at UL-Lafayette that strives for more and its struggles to reach greater heights because of its affiliation with a start up league like the Sun Belt.”

2. Ken Trahan, SportsNola.com. Column on Ron Maestri returning to coach UNO baseball.

3. Kent Lowe, LSUSports.net. Column on LSU women’s basketball upset of Penn State.

 

MAJOR AWARDS

BEST SECTION

CLASS I

1. Times-Picayune/NOLA.com.

   Judges’ comments: “This entry showcased a wealth of variety in storytelling, highlighted by Jimmy Smith’s column on Eric Gordon, Terrence Harris’ feature on Tyrann Mathieu, a Q&A with Shaq, weekly staff NFL picks, Super Bowl XLVII coverage and Todd Masson’s outdoors report.”

2. The Advocate.

CLASS II

1. Lake Charles American Press.

    Judges’ comments: “This paper stood out by providing its readers with a unique, clear voice through it’s columnists on its front page, the Best & Worst feature with its college football coverage, Louis Bonnette’s weekly golf column and commitment to outdoors coverage.”

2. Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

 

PREP WRITER OF THE YEAR

CLASS I

1. Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times.

   Judges’ comments: “The clincher was the profile of Jaymee Uunge. Writer displayed solid writing skills as well as solid interview skills as evidence by the great quotes. Also, well-reported story on a high school coach frustrated by his top players transferring to competing schools.”

2. Rod Walker, The Advocate.

3. Robin Fambrough, The Advocate.

CLASS II

1. Kevin Foote, Lafayette Advertiser.

   Judges’ comments: “What stands out about this writer’s work is the consistency of the writing. Each of the entries presented was well-presented, offering the information needed, while doing so in an entertaining and interesting way that maintains the reader’s interest from start to finish.”

2. Chris Singleton, Houma Daily Courier.

3. Raymond Partsch, Alexandria Daily Town-Talk.

 

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR

CLASS I

1. Jeff Duncan, Times-Picayune/NOLA.com.

   Judges’ comments: “A strong collection with the variety serving as the deciding factor.”

2. Ron Higgins, Times Picayune/NOLA.com.

3. Les East, The Advocate.

 

CLASS II

1. Brent St. Germain, Houma Daily Courier.

   Judges’ comments: “Makes good points with the columns and takes an educated stance.”

2. Jim Engster, Tiger Rag.

3. Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

 

 

STORY OF THE YEAR

(Judged by Tom Connelly, The New York Times)

 
Perryn Keys, The Advocate

Profile of former Saints special teams star Steve Gleason and his battle with ALS

   Judges’ comments: “his is a well-rendered piece in every way: vividly written, thoroughly reported and impeccably sourced. The reader is treated to a sensitive and nuanced portrait of a subject who, though perhaps unable to speak for himself, or at least to vocalize, is given voice by those who know him best. The writer covers a lot of ground, deftly weaving from Steve Gleason’s childhood in Washington to his professional football career and community service in New Orleans to his diagnosis of ALS, all the while reinforcing the thread that he is a man who never had things easy or took his success for granted. The article is filled with gems, large and small, that capture the essence of a tragic figure without ever turning maudlin, and that’s not easy to do. There is, for example, the tender vignette of a mother massaging her child’s tendons and putting his shoes on the opposite feet so that he could learn to walk normally. And the description of the ravages of ALS, harrowing yet restrained: ‘He has a tablet computer attached to his wheelchair. Tiny cameras track his eye movement, which he uses to command everything -- how to move, what to type, how to manage his apps, how to ‘speak’ with his electronic voice.’ Just a good story told well.”

 

 
SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

   Awarded to the writer who accumulates the most points (points awarded on a 3-2-1 basis) in 12 regular writing categories. Points are not awarded for Prep Writer of the Year, Columnist of the Year, or Story of the Year.

Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press

13 points (two firsts, three seconds, one third)

 

 

 

NEWSPAPER SWEEPSTAKES

(points awarded on a 3-2-1 basis except for Story of the Year; first-place awards in parentheses)

 

CLASS I

1. Baton Rouge Advocate (10), 59 points.

2. Shreveport Times (5), 22.

3. New Orleans Times-Picayune (3), 19.

4. Gannett Louisiana, 2.

CLASS II

1. Lake Charles American Press (4), 30 points.

2. Houma Daily Courier (4), 26.

3. Alexandria Daily Town Talk (4), 19.

4. Lafayette Daily Advertiser (3), 15.

5. Tiger Rag (2), 9.

6. Ruston Daily Leader, 6.

 

SPORTS INFORMATION

BEST FACT SHEET

1. Anna Clair Thomas, Louisiana Tech. Baseball.

   Judges’ comments: “All fact sheets provide more info than a writer probably needs, but many fact sheets aren’t media friendly because of a lack of organization. The winning fact sheet in this category has easy-to-find info. You don’t have to dig forever to find team statistics (page 7) and the roster is on the back of the last page of the release. All you have to do is flip it over. The simplest things can be the best.”

2. Kane McGuire, Louisiana Tech basketball.

3. Michael Bonnette, LSU football.

 

BEST RELEASE

1. Matthew Bonnette, McNeese State. Story about the Parapokes.

   Judges’ comments: “Lots of great entries in this category. Any of top five could have been on top. Well written. Tugs a bit at your heart.”

2. Teddy Allen, Louisiana Tech. George Stone inducted into Tech Athletic Hall.

3. Kane McGuire, Louisiana tech, Feature on Shakeil Lucas.

 

DIVISION I MEDIA GUIDES

1. tie, Michael Bonnette, LSU. Football, and Kent Lowe, LSU. Men’s basketball.

   Judges’ comments: “These two guides match each other stride for stride. One of the best parts in each guide is the detailed history and traditions that makes LSU unique in football and basketball. It’s invaluable info that gives visiting writers instant perspective and background.”

3. Patrick Walsh, 2013 Louisiana Tech football.

 

DIVISION II MEDIA GUIDES

1. Matthew Bonnette, McNeese State. Football.

   Judges’ comments: “He learned from his dad. Well done football book in any category. Clean, lots of information. Good history.”

2. Doug Ireland, Northwestern State. Men’s basketball.

3. None awarded.

 

DIVISION III MEDIA GUIDES

1. Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech. Women’s basketball.

   Judges’ comments: “Great review of a proud program … Great cutouts and photo work on player pages.”

2. Matt Fowler, Northwestern State. Baseball.

3. Anna Claire Thomas, Louisiana Tech. Baseball.

 

DIVISION IV MEDIA GUIDES

1. Will Stafford, LSU. Mens/women’s track.

   Judges’ comments: “The success of this guide was simply stated with the cover -- smoking running shoes -- and went from there with the great history of the program and success of the current teams.”

2. Kent Lowe, LSU. Women’s golf.

3. Pam LaFosse, McNeese State. Volleyball.

 

 

COLLEGE RADIO PLAY-BY-PLAY

1. Jim Hawthorne, LSU. Football vs. Arkansas.

   Judges’ comments:Hawthorne was blessed with a 99-yard game-winning drive to call, and he painted the picture and conveyed the drama superbly. He and longtime color analyst Doug Moreau were in perfect rhythm.”

2. Dave Nitz, Louisiana Tech. Men’s basketball vs. Middle Tennessee.

3. Tony Taglavore, Northwestern State. Women’s basketball vs. Tennessee.

 

 

2013 LSWA contest prep, awards, results

Glenn Quebedeaux, Sheldon Mickles, Dan McDonald, Philip Timothy, Kent Lowe

 

 

2012 LSWA WRITING AND SPORTS INFORMATION CONTEST
June 30, 2013 -- Natchitoches

WRITING/MAKEUP/PHOTOGRAPHY

PRO EVENT
Class I
1, Mike Triplett, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Account of Saints-Buccaneers game.
Comments: “Well set-up story. The writer throws key numbers without having the reader drown in them. Overall, a strong story.”
2, Jason Pugh, Shreveport Times. Rangers-White Sox game story.
3, Ted Lewis, Baton Rouge Advocate. Sidebar on Saints-49ers game.

Class II
1, Alex Hickey, Lake Charles American Press. Coverage of Saints-Lions playoff game.
Comments: “Solid. It’s organized well for the most part.”
2, Teddy Renois, Houma Daily Courier. Account of Saints-Lions playoff game.
3, Brent St. Germain, Houma Daily Courier. Drew Brees sets NFL record.

COLLEGE EVENT
Class I
1, Perryn Keys, Baton Rouge Advocate. Account of Southern pitcher graduating and losing in SWAC tournament on same day.
Comments: “An epic game story that covered not one, but two tournament games, a commencement ceremony and the poignancy of the emotions of a senior pitcher who ‘left it all on the field’ but saw his college career end nevertheless.”
2, Jim Kleinpeter, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Account of LSU-Alabama BCS title game.
3, Lyons Yellin, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Account of Tulane javelin thrower winning C-USA championship.

Class II
1, Tim Buckley, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. Account of ULL’s football loss to Florida.
Comments: “Game story captured the combination of pride and frustration of the University of Louiaiana-Lafayette after a near upset of Florida in The Swamp slipped away late in the most agonizing manner possible. I’m giving extra points for having quotes from players second-guessing their own team’s late game play calling.”
2, Jim Gazzolo, Lake Charles American Press. Account of LSU/Alabama football game.
3, Alex Hickey, Lake Charles American Press. Account of McNeese-Central Arkansas football game.

PREP EVENT
Class I
1, Lyons Yellin, New Orleans Times-Picayune. St. Aug rides Leonard Fournette to victory.
Commets: “Though the lead of this story was overwritten and it took the writer 183 words to get to the final score, it won the category because it had actual player quotes that weren’t filled with clichés. Gee, what a novel idea! He or she actually talked to people who played in the game rather than the standard head coach’s ‘I’m just so proud of our kids’ quote.”
2, Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times. Airline quarterback weathers torn ligaments in playoff loss.
3, William Weathers, Baton Rouge Advocate. Hurricane changes path for University-East Ascension football game.

Class II
1, Kelly McElroy, Houma Daily Courier. Game story on huge area prep hoops game.
Comments: “The best event stories place the reader at the event in a clear, concise manner, such as the winner in this category whose lead for a district championship basketball game read: ‘A packed gym, bodies on the floor, players fouling, technical fouls and a couple of dust-ups.’ Also loved how this writer avoided play-by-play, which is like putting a sleeper hold on a reader.”
2, Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. Account of Lafayette High-New Iberia game.
3, Jim Gazzolo, Lake Charles American Press. Barbe’s miracle comeback.

PRO COLUMNS
Class I
1, Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana. Column on Saints’ bounty scandal.
Comments: “A strong piece on the Saints’ penalties. Well done, pointing out the Vidodin scandal from a couple years ago and questioning whether Drew Brees should re-sign with team. Nice to get a fan quote in among the player reactions. Loved the line: March 21, 2012 -- The Day The Dat Died.”
2, Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Column on Saints’ scandal.
3, Ted Lewis, Baton Rouge Advocate. Column on Saints-Falcon game.

Class II
1, Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press. Column on Saints’ scandal.
Comments: “Strong account of the Saints’ punishment for the bounty scandal, especially comparing the feel of their Super Bowl run to a college program and how the NFL penalized them for something you normally hear from the NCAA -- lack of institutional control. Good job detailing why the penalties were so stiff: that the Saints had been warned multiple times and yet kept doing it for two more seasons. Great line: ‘Too much money and too much testosterone went together like black and gold.’”
2, Brent St. Germain, Houma Daily Courier. Column calling out NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Saints’ bounty scandal.
3, Teddy Renois, Houma Daily Courier. Column telling Saints’ fans to stop crying about ‘Bountygate.’”

COLLEGE COLUMNS
Class I
1, Ted Lewis, Baton Rouge Advocate. Column on Tulane accepting invitation to the Big East Conference.
Comments: None.
2, Les East, Baton Rouge Advocate. Alabama a worthy BCS champion.
3, Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate. Column on Tyrann Mathieu being a person, not a persona.

Class II
1, Teddy Renois, Houma Daily Courier. Column on Nicholls State’s trip to Australia.
Comments: None.
2, Ben Love, Tiger Rag. Column on the dismissal of Tyrann Mathieu.
3, Jim Gazzolo, Lake Charles American Press. Honey Badger gets second chance.

PREP COLUMNS
Class I
1, Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times. Duron quarterback era comes to unfitting end at Evangel.
Comments: “The writer does a good job telling the story of one family’s long history of quarterbacks at a Shreveport high school within the context of a championship game. The column was compelling and full of rich detail.”
2, Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times. Softball isn’t all about numbers.
3, None awarded.

Class II
1, Chris Singleton, Houma Daily Courier. Column on Ellender High’s losing streak.
Comments: “The writer effectively illustrates how enormous the burden is of a long losing streak for high school football players and coaches and how uplifting the end of such a streak can be. One quibble would be the liberal use of clichés in the column.”
2, Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. Column answering critics of Cecil Collins’ honor.
3, Raymond Partsch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. Column on baseball championships being played in Sulphur.

PRO FEATURES
Class I
1, Randy Rosetta, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Chad Jones still chasing dream.
Comments: “The story catches you right away. You imagine swinging your legs out of bed in the morning and wonder why it’s difficult for Jones. It’s not unusual to hear about players who are injured ‘in the line of duty’ -- those who suffer a horrific injury during a game or practice and are unable to return. It’s more unusual to be taken through an athlete’s recovery from such a devastating car accident. This story flows, moving easily from present to past and back. It is written in such a way that you don’t have to live in the area to want to read the story. Kudos to the writer.”
2, Lyons Yellin, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Feature on Audre Patterson, the first black woman to medal in Olympics.
3, Sheldon Mickles, Baton Rouge Advocate. Feature on 25th anniversary of 1987 NFL players’ strike and replacement players.

Class II
1, Alex Hickey, Lake Charles American Press. Feature on former McNeese and Buffalo Bills player Tom Sestak.
Comments: “Almost a documentary-like feature on Sestak. This was more than a trip down memory lane. It reintroduced an audience to a significant historical figure that got lost in history.”
2, Chris Singleton, Houma Daily Courier. Feature on H.L. Bourgeois graduate living a dream.
3, O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Leader. Feature on former Louisiana Tech and NFL star Roger Carr.

COLLEGE FEATURES
Class I
1, Jimmy Smith, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Feature on Tulane football player Devon Walker.
Comments: “This was a very well-researched story with a lot of good quotes and insights from coaches and players at all levels of football.”
2, Marty Mule’, Baton Rouge Advocate. Anniversary story on first black football players at LSU.
3, Randy Rosetta, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Feature on LSU basketball coach Johnny Jones.

Class II
1, Ben Love, Tiger Rag. Feature on relationship between LSU coach Trent Johnson and Collis Temple Jr.
Comments: None.
2, Cody Worsham, Tiger Rag. Feature on return of Johnny Jones to LSU basketball.
3, Alex Hickey, Lake Charles American Press. Feature on McNeese State javelin thrower Ben Chretien.

PREP FEATURES
Class I
1, Robin Fambrough, Baton Rouge Advocate. Father’s Day feature on coaches detailing their own experiences with autism.
Comments: “The story of Sid Edwards and Marshall Crooks, coaches who each have autistic children, showed the power of love and determination. The reporter tackled a difficult subject and treated the subjects sensitively. The opening scene showed, rather than told readers, that Edwards’ son was not a typical 11-year-old. Jack Ryan’s childlike response to a hug from his father is touching. That helped draw the readers into the story.”
2, Jerit Roser, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Feature on Parkview Baptist football team.
3, William Weathers, Baton Rouge Advocate. Feature on West Feliciana lineman Tre’ Cazabat.

Class II
1, Raymond Partsch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. Feature on Marksville’s Jacoby Austin.
Comments: “The compelling story of Jacoby Ausin is sad, yet somewhat uplifting. His parents are dead by the time he is 14, yet he perseveres to finish school and make plans for college. The reader is rooting for him to stay on track when h has a run-in with the law. How was the case resolved? Did Jacoby go to college, or pursue music or barber school? I cared enough to wonder and I hope the reporter followed up on this story.”
2, Scooter Hobbs, Lakes Charles American Press. Feature on former Barbe football coach Jimmy Shaver.
3, Eric Narcisse, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. Feature on New Iberia football player overcoming car accident and returning to sport.

AMATEUR SPORTS
Class I
1, Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times. Amateur MMA fighter uses reality show fame to honor late girlfriend.
Comments: “Great feature on an interesting character with an even more interesting story. Nice reporting looked at from several angles.
2, Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times. Local ophthalmologist enjoys extreme kayaking.
3, Chris Scarnati, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Story on New Orleans amateur boxing.

Class II
1, Tim Buckley, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. Local woman runs in Boston marathon.
Comments: “Well done, putting a local human face on a huge national event which helped remind the reader that these are more than just runners. It was fun to take a look at this family’s life as it prepares for a bowl game as well as a marathon.”
2, Bobby Dower, Lake Charles American Press. Father’s Day tribute.
3, Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press. Warriors know how to sacrifice.

SPOT NEWS
Class I
1, Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana. Tyrann Mathieu’s dismissal from LSU football team.
Comments: “There’s nothing like a good lead to draw the reader into the story and the first graph of Tyrann Mathieu’s dismissal over drug tests read: ‘The Honey Badger apparently took what he wanted one too many times.’ The rest of the story was superbly organized.”
2, Jimmy Smith, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Tom Benson buys the Hornets.
3, Trey Iles, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Story on Sugar Bowl winning Champions Bowl contract.

Class II
1, Tim Buckley, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. Story on legal issues of potential ULL recruit.
Comments: “The winner did some legwork, tracking down the junior college coach of a basketball player ULL signed despite being accused of sexual assault. Multi-voiced news stories, with actual voices rather than released statements, always give a more complete picture.”
2. Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. Teurlings Catholic kicked out of baseball playoffs.
3, Eric Narcisse, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. Lafayette Parish School system fires long-time Northside head football coach.

HEADLINES
Class I
1, Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times. Story about fledging beekeeper at 32nd Annual Wildlife and Forestry Festival. “To bee or not to bee. (deck) Koran (La.) youngster learns this question.”
Comments: “Perfect headline for this story.”
2, Jason Russell, Baton Rouge Advocate. Story on LSU’s Eric Reid. “Reid it and weep. (deck) LSU’s safety’s ability to see what’s coming almost scary.”
3, Jason Russell, Baton Rouge Advocate. Story on LSU-Lamar baseball game. “Rhymes the reason. (deck) Outfielder gets three hits in LSU victory over Lamar.”

Class II
1, Kelly McElroy, Houma Daily Courier. Nicholls State-Oregon State football game. “The Oregon fail. (deck) Overmatched Colonels fall to Beavers, 77-3.”
Comments: “Easily the best in the class.”
2, Brent St. Germain, Houma Daily Courier. ULL’s Terrance Broadway leads Cajuns to New Orleans Bowl victory. “Broadway lights it up.”
3, Brent St. Germain, Houma Daily Courier. South Lafourche Tarpons’ quest for title. “Reeling in perfection.”

SPECIAL SECTIONS
Class I
1, Baton Rouge Advocate. BCS National Championship section.
Comments: “It was very appealing visually, especially the front cover, and had a winning mix of stories for all your rabid Tigers fans. You can’t underestimate the value of the game-by-game recaps and statistics for readers. The tone was a little on the homer side, but your readers probably don’t care a bit.”
2, Baton Rouge Advocate. Special section for the regular season LSU vs. Bama game.
Comments: “Another great cover and solid inside layout. Great content as well -- I liked the tale of the tape (except for the fathead photos).
3, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Black and Gold extra.
Comments: “Good design, especially for a tab. Good headlines. Average content.”

Class II
1, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. New Orleans Bowl extra.
Comments: “The section is visually attractive and entertaining. It is full of user-friendly information such as the schedule of events, statistics and things to do in New Orleans. One thing the story of the previous season’s New Orleans Bowl victory told key point by key point through the eyes of the kicker and quarterback was a good concept. The other two feature stories are also well done and give the section help. Where were the rosters?”
2, Lafayette Daily Advertiser/Opelousas Daily World. 2012 Prep Preview.
3, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. 2012 Football preview.

SPORTS MAKEUP
Open Class
1, Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser.
Comments: “The old, yet thoughtful, use of photographs made this entry the clear winner.”
2, Roy Lang, Shreveport Times.
3, Brent St. Germain, Houma Daily Courier.

OUTDOORS WRITING
Open Class
1, Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times. Kevin VanDam struggles in search for Bassmaster three-peat.
Comments: “Good read. Easily best in class.”
2, Todd Masson, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Trout action has never been better.
3, Joe Macaluso, Baton Rouge Advocate. Effects on Hurricane Isaac on Louisiana outdoors.

PREP/AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY
Open Class
1, David Normand, Livingston Parish News. Collision at home plate during Live Oak-Destrehan softball game.
Comments: “First and second place came from the same play at the plate during a prep softball game. First is slightly better than second because it was cropped for more impact and the moment is just a tad earlier than the other. Both are fine peak-action moments and it looks like the photographers were practically standing side-by-side at the game. Usually, you’ll find in a contest that in an either/or situation case with images from a game, the lesser is tossed out. Not so here because it’s still above the other entries.”
2, Heather McClelland, Baton Rouge Advocate. Collision at home plate during Live Oak-Destrehan softball game.
3, Brett Duke, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Destrehan-Ehret baseball game action.

COLLEGE/PRO PHOTOGRAPHY
Open Class
1, Travis Spradling, Baton Rouge Advocate. LSU’s Russell Shepard diving for pylon vs. Towson State.
Comments: “Another case in which there were two entries of the same play, this one during an LSU football game. But here, the first-place winner is far and above the other. Peak action, longer lens, cleaner background, key play.”
2, David Grunfeld, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Saints rookie cornerback Corey White gets interception against Falcons.
3, Bill Feig, Baton Rouge Advocate. LSU outfielder Arby Fields’ slide upends Stony Brook second baseman.

WEBSITE GAMER
Open Class
1, Scott Rabalais, NCAA.com. NCAA women’s golf championships.
Comments: “Loved how the writer rolled out the story. Organized. I liked how the writer brought the ending back full circle. Good detail throughout. Like a lot of these things: Of all the stories, I enjoyed reading this one the most. It was less about the game and more about the individual.”
2, Dan McDonald, SportsNola.com. Account of 2012 New Orleans Bowl.
3. None awarded.

WEBSITE FEATURE
1, Lenny Vangilder, SportsNola.com. Featrue on 20th anniversary of U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials.
Comments: “Again, it was a story I couldn’t stop reading. It brought alive a historical window and made me realize how outlandish the idea was that New Orleans would get the bid. Good quotes: Loved the story about how they improvised with the shrimp.
2, Scott Rabalais, NCAA.com. War refugee finds comfort at Tulane.
3, Ken Trahan, SportsNola.com. Story on family ties in Rummel-Barbe state championship game.

WEBSITE COLUMN
1, Lenny Vangilder, SportsNola.com. Column on recent coaching suspensions and firings.
2, None awarded.
3, None awarded.

MAJOR AWARDS

PREP WRITER
Class I
1, Robin Fambrough, Baton Rouge Advocate.
Comments: “This was a very solid, well-rounded entry with coverage of breaking news, an enterprising feature and a column. The writer showed good mastery of all three types of journalism. Clean writing, good structure on the longer stories and a clear voice in the column. Well done.”
2, Kelly Morris, Shreveport Times.
3, William Weathers, Baton Rouge Advocate.

Class II
1, Raymond Partsch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk.
Comments: “Solid takeouts on the troubled lives of Jacoby Austin and T.J. Swain. These types of features are talkers in the community. Very good depth of knowledge on the baseball state championship column.”
2, Eric Narcisse, Lafayette Daily Advertiser.
3, Kelly McElroy, Houma Daily Courier.

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR
Class I
1, Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Comments: “A wonderful command of the language and unique insight into a topic of local significance (bounty scandals) put this entry over the top. The writer wasn’t afraid to use strong writing and knowledge to take what was surely an unpopular opinion.”
2, Perryn Keys, Baton Rouge Advocate.
3, Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times.

Class II
1, Scooter Hobbs, Lakes Charles American Press.
Comments: “Good voice, very conversational but also writes with authority. Nice variety in the entry, showing the columnist can write about a variety of topics. A gifted writer who is also in touch with the readers, as displayed by timely cultural references. A pleasure to read.”
2, John Marcase, Alexandria Daily Town Talk.
3, Jim Gazzolo, Lakes Charles American Press.

BEST SECTION
Class I
1, New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Comments: “The top two finishers were both strong and worthy, but the T-P had an edge base on its grabby cover designs and its big-game coverage of the LSU-Bama BCS showdown. The staff covered every conceivable angle of the game with great deadline writing and tremendous photography choices. Also, loved the big, bold headline typography in all of the T-Ps sections, the overall clean presentation and the thorough, very well-written daily coverage of pro, college and prep sports.
2, Baton Rouge Advocate.
3, Shreveport Times.

Class II
1, Lake Charles American Press.
Comments: “The Press designs its sports coverage with strong visual appeal, effectively using big, impactful art and headlines. The staff did a great job pouring its resources into reporting on the shooting of the BCS “Rematch of the Century.” I liked the use of the notched-in logos, scores and game info and the well-packaged inside pages and thoughtful use of the art.”
2, Lafayette Daily Advertiser.
3, Houma Daily Courier.

STORY OF THE YEAR
Jimmy Smith, New Orleans Times-Picayune.
The Dangers of football.
Comments: “Perhaps fitting that the Louisiana story of the year was about the story of perhaps this decade in football -- the concern over severe head and spine injuries in the game. This multi-faceted story provided a comprehensive look at the issue from all angles and all levels of football -- from peewees to the pros.”

Additional comments: “All were worthy nominations and it was tough narrowing it down to the top three, much less the winner. I really liked the variety of stories on a variety of topics and sports. I’m a big believer in human interest, which I think is becoming more and more of a lost art in today’s sports world. Several of these were dripping with human interest value.”


SPORTS INFORMATION DIVISION

Best Fact Sheet
1, Matthew Bonnette, McNeese State. Football.
Comments: “Very readable depth charts with rosters updated in-season, readable with color and screens to break up numbers and copy, outstanding layout with detailed game summaries through 10 contests, additional Southland Conference information and standings, included nice touch with 2012 opponents' game-by-game stats, and good location of Quick Facts.
2, Michael Bonnette, LSU. Football.
3. Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech. Women’s basketball.

Best Release
1, Kent Lowe, LSU. Column on women’s basketball NCAA second-round win.
Comments: “Many great memories, Sue Gunter history, really nice descriptive adjectives and word pictures, nice “By the Numbers” notes, NCAA history and scene-setting, courage of remaining seven LSU players, stories of overcoming injuries and team adversity.
2, Kane McGuire, Louisiana Tech. Slade feature.
3, Jared Prescott, Loyola. Baseball feature.

Division I Media Guides
1, Michael Bonnette, LSU. Football.
Comments: “Another great and well-organized volume that utilizes all 208 pages, color is sharp on all inside/outside covers, great emphasis on tradition with underlines and quick facts, photos are in good register and eye-appealing, historical action adds many touch touches.”
2. Kent Lowe, LSU. Men’s basketball.
3, Patrick Walsh, Louisiana Tech. Football.

Division II Media Guides
1, Doug Ireland, Northwestern State. Men’s basketball.
Comments: “Striking cover with excellent color, classy photos with basketball history, coaches families, etc., nice opponents' section with ample facts in small space.”
2, Matthew Bonnette, McNeese State. Football.
3, None awarded.

Division III Media Guides
1, Bill Martin, LSU. Women’s basketball.
Comments: “Good use of photojournalism and accentuating LSU’s national success in recent years, very well-placed box scores in review and easy-to-read previews, bios.”
2, Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech. Women’s basketball.
3, Matthew Fowler, Northwestern State. Women’s basketball.

Division IV Media Guides
1, Patrick Walsh, Louisiana Tech. Track and field.
Comments: “Clean and sharp layout and graphics. Good use of records. ... Great cutout pictures of the athletes.”
2, Damon Sunde, Southeastern. Volleyball.
3. Hunter Bower, McNeese State. Women’s tennis.

College Radio Play-by-Play
1, Dave Nitz, Louisiana Tech. Tech vs. Texas A&M football.
Comments: “How could you not submit the finish of the A&M-Tech game? Big Game. Big Moment. Nitz ramps up to game intensity.”
2, Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech. Women’s basketball.
3, Mike Wagenheim, Nicholls State. Men’s basketball.


2011 LSWA Contest Results

Sunday, June 24, 2012 --Natchitoches, La.

 

WRITING AND MAKEUP

 Pro Event

Class I: 1. Jimmy Smith, NewOrleans Times-Picayune. 2, Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana. 3, Bob Fortus,New Orleans Times-Picayune.

 

 Class II: 1, Dan McDonald,Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 2, Teddy Renois, Houma Daily Courier. 3, ChrisSingleton, Houma Daily Courier.

 

 College Event

 

Class I: 1. Ted Lewis, NewOrleans Times-Picayune. 2, Scott Hotard, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3, Jason Pugh,Shreveport Times.

 

 Class II: 1, Dan McDonald,Lafayette Independent. 2, Alex Hickey, Lake Charles American Press. 3, KevinFoote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

 

 Prep Event

 

Class I: 1, Kelly Morris,Shreveport Times. 2, Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times. 3, Scott Hotard, BatonRouge Advocate.

 

 Class II: 1, Kevin Foote,Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 2, O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Daily Leader. 3,Philip Timothy, Alexandria Daily Town Talk.

 

 Pro Columns

 

Class I: Teddy Allen,Shreveport Times. 2, Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3, Glenn Guilbeau,Gannett Louisiana.

 

 Class II: 1, Scooter Hobbs,Lake Charles American Press. 2, Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 3,Teddy Renois, Houma Daily Courier.

 

 College Columns

 

Class I: 1, Glenn Guilbeau,Gannett Louisiana. 2, John DeShazier, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, ScottFerrell, Shreveport Times.

 

 Class II: 1. Dan McDonald,Sun Belt Conference. 2, Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. 3, BretMcCormick, Alexandria Daily Town Talk.

 

 Prep Columns

 

Class I: 1. Scott Ferrell,Shreveport Times. 2, John DeShazier, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, TeddyAllen, Shreveport Times.

 

 Class II: 1, Bob Tompkins,Alexandria Daily Town Talk. 2, Joshua Parrott, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 3,Joey Martin, Concordia Sentinel.

 

 Pro Features

 

Class I: 1, Jeff Duncan, NewOrleans Times-Picayune. 2, Mike Triplett, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, JamesVarney, New Orleans Times-Picayune.

 

 Class II: 1 Joshua Parrott,Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 2, Kelly McElroy, Houma Daily Courier. 3, TeddyRenois, Houma Daily Courier.

 

 College Features

 

Class I: 1, Roy Lang III,Shreveport Times. 2, Jim Kleinpeter, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, JimmyWatson, Shreveport Times.

 

 Class II: Dan McDonald,Lafayette Independent. 2, Ben Love, Tiger Rag. 3, Bob Tompkins, AlexandriaDaily Town Talk.

 

 Prep Features

 

Class I: 1, Jason Pugh,Shreveport Times. 2, Mike Strom, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, Trey Iles, NewOrleans Times-Picayune. Honorable Mention: Kelly Morris, Shreveport Times.

 

 Class II: 1, Bruce Brown,Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 2, Joshua Parrott, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 3,Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press. Honorable Mention: Richard Fischer,Tiger Rag; Joey Martin, Concordia Sentinel.

 

 Amateur Sports, Spot News

 

Open Class: 1, Bob Tompkins,Alexandria Daily Town Talk. 2, O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Daily Leader. 3,Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

 

 

 Amateur Sports,Feature/Column

 

Class I: 1, Teddy Allen,Shreveport Times. 2, Chris Scarnati, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, ScottHotard, Baton Rouge Advocate.

 

 Class II: 1, O.K. “Buddy”Davis, Ruston Daily Leader. 2, Kelly McElroy, Houma Daily Courier. 3, DanMcDonald, Lafayette Independent.

 

 Spot News

 

Class I: Scott Hotard, BatonRouge Advocate. 2, Kelly Morris, Shreveport Times. 3, Perryn Keys, Baton RougeAdvocate.

 

 Class II: 1, Scooter Hobbs,Lake Charles American Press. 2, Tim Buckley, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 3,Raymond Partsch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk.

 

 Series

 

Open Class: 1, Jimmy Smith,Nakia Hogan, Mike Triplett and James Varney, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2,Nakia Hogan, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, Ted Lewis, New OrleansTimes-Picayune.

 

 Headlines

 

Open Class: 1, Brent St.Germain, Houma Daily Courier. 2, Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. 3,Jim Rapier, New Orleans Times-Picayune.

 

 Special Sections

 

Class I: 1, New OrleansTimes-Picayune. 2, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, Baton Rouge Advocate.

 

 Class II: 1, Lafayette DailyAdvertiser. 2, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 3, Alexandria Daily Town Talk.

 

 Sports Makeup

 

Open Class

 

1. Beth McCoy, New OrleansTimes-Picayune. 2, Adrianna Garcia, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, StephenBarroquere, New Orleans Times-Picayune.

 

 Outdoors Writing

 

Open Class: 1, Brent St.Germain, Houma Daily Courier. 2, Raymond Partsch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk.3, Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times.

 

 Pro/College Photography

 

Open Class: 1, DavidGrunfeld, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2, Rusty Costanza, New OrleansTimes-Picayune. 3, Travis Spradling, Baton Rouge Advocate. Honorable Mention: MichaelDeMocker, New Orleans Times-Picayune.

 

 Prep/Amateur Photography

 

Open Class: 1, ScottThrelkeld, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2, Michael DeMocker, New OrleansTimes-Picayune. 3, Adam Lau, Baton Rouge Advocate.

 

 Website Gamer

 

Open Class: 1, WilliamWeathers, TigerBait.com. 2, Lenny Vangilder, SportsNola.com. 3, BrianAllee-Walsh, SportsNola.com.

 

 Website Column

 

Open Class: 1, Les East,SportsNola.com. 2, Ken Trahan, SportsNola.com. 3, Brian Allee-Walsh,SportsNola.com.

 

 Website Feature

 

Open Class: 1, Ken Trahan,SportsNola.com. 2, Lenny Vangilder, SportsNola.com. 3, William Weathers,TigerBait.com.

 

 MAJOR AWARDS

 

Best Section

 

Class I: 1, New OrleansTimes-Picayune. 2, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3, Shreveport Times.

 

 Class II: 1, Lafayette DailyAdvertiser. 2, Lake Charles American Press. 3, Alexandria Daily Town Talk.

 

 Prep Writer of the Year

 

Class I: 1, Robin Fambrough,Baton Rouge Advocate. 2, Mike Strom, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3. KellyMorris, Shreveport Times.

 

 Class II: 1, Kevin Foote,Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 2, Brent St. Germain, Houma Daily Courier. 3, ChrisSingleton, Houma Daily Courier.

 

 Columnist of the Year

 

Class I: 1, Teddy Allen,Shreveport Times. 2, Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana. 3, Jimmy Watson,Shreveport Times. Honorable Mention: Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times.

 

 Class II: 1, O.K. “Buddy”Davis, Ruston Daily Leader. 2, Jim Gazzola, Lake Charles American Press. 3.Teddy Renois, Houma Daily Courier.

 

 Story of the Year

 

Roy Lang III, ShreveportTimes

Alabamans look to football ashope in tornado recovery

 

 Sportswriter of the Year

Awarded to the writer whoaccumulates the most points (points awarded on a 3-2-1 basis for first throughthird place) in 14 regular writing categories:

 

Dan McDonald McD Media

 

 

 Newspaper Sweepstakes

(points awarded on a 3-2-1basis except for Story of the Year; first-place awards in parentheses)

 Class I: 1, New OrleansTimes-Picayune (9), 57 points. 2, Shreveport Times (7), 33. 3, Baton RougeAdvocate (2), 18. 4, Gannett Louisiana (1), 8.

 Class II: 1, Lafayette DailyAdvertiser (7), 33 points. 2, Houma Daily Courier (2), 20. 3, Alexandria DailyTown Talk (2), 18. 4, Lake Charles American Press (2), 13. 5, Ruston DailyLeader (2), 8. 6, Lafayette Independent (2), 7. 7, Tiger Rag, 2. 8, ConcordiaSentinel, 1.

 SPORTS INFORMATION

 Best Fact Sheet: 1, PatrickT. Walsh, Louisiana Tech. 2, Michael Bonnette, LSU. 3, Louis Bonnette, McNeeseState.

 

 Best Release: 1, Teddy Allen,Louisiana Tech University Relations. 2, Louis Bonnette, McNeese State. 3, DougIreland, Northwestern State.

 

 Division I Media Guides: 1,Michael Bonnette, LSU. 2, Kent Lowe, LSU. 3, Philip Pongratz, Louisiana Tech.

 

 Division II Media Guides: 1,Will Tubbs, Louisiana College. 2, Doug Ireland, Northwestern State. 3, LouisBonnette, McNeese State.

 

 Division III-IV Media Guides:1, Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech. 2, Bill Martin, LSU. 3, Louis Bonnette,McNeese State.

 

 Division V Media Guides: 1,Kent Lowe, LSU. 2, Patrick T. Walsh, Louisiana Tech. 3, Louis Bonnette, McNeeseState.

 

 2011 LSWA contest prep, awards, results

Glenn Quebedeaux,Sheldon Mickles, Dan McDonald, Philip Timothy, Kent Lowe

 



 

 

2010 LSWA Contest Results

WRITING AND MAKEUP

 

Pro Event

Class I -- 1, Mike Triplett, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2, Bob Marshall, New Orleans Times-Picayune. (No third place awarded).

 

Class II -- 1, Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press. 2, Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 3, Brady Aymond, Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

 

College Event

Class I -- 1, Perryn Keys, Baton Rouge Advocate. 2, Les East, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3, Jason Pugh, Shreveport Times.

 

Class II -- 1, Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press. 2, Josh Parrott, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 3, Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk.

 

Prep Event

Class I -- 1, Mike Strom, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2, Robin Fambrough, Baton Rouge Advocate. 2, Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times.

 

Class II -- 1, Brady Aymond, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 2, Raymond Partsch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. 3, tie, Philip Timothy, Alexandria Daily Town Talk, and O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Daily Leader.

 

Pro Columns

Class I -- 1, Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times. 2, Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana. 3, Scott Ferrell, Shreveport Times. Honorable Mention -- Randy Rosetta, Baton Rouge Advocate.

 

Class II -- 1, Michael Doyle, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. 2, Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 3, Brady Aymond, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. Honorable Mention -- Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press.

 

College Columns

Class I -- Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate. 2, Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times. 3, Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana. Honorable Mention -- Scott Hotard, Baton Rouge Advocate.

 

Class II -- Randy Benson, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. 2, Josh Parrott, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 3, Alex Hickey, Lake Charles American Press. Honorable Mention -- Teddy Renois, Houma Courier.

 

Prep Columns

Class I -- 1, Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times. 2, Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3, Scott Hotard, Baton Rouge Advocate.

 

Class II -- 1, John Marcase, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. 2, Chris Singleton, Houma Courier. 3, Kelly McElroy, Houma Courier.

 

Pro Features

Class I -- 1, Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times. 2, James Varney, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, Scott Ferrell, Shreveport Times. Honorable Mention -- Jason Pugh, Shreveport Times.

 

Class II -- 1, Brady Aymond, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 2, Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 3, Brent St. Germain, Houma Courrier. Honorable Mention: Raymond Partsch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk.

 

College Features

Class I -- 1, Jim Kleinpeter, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2, Tammy Nunez, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, Trey Iles, New Orleans Times-Picayune.

 

Class II -- 1, Raymond Partsch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. 2, Randy Benson, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. 3, Josh Parrott, Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

 

Prep Features

Class I -- 1, Scott Hotard, Baton Rouge Advocate. 2, Mike Strom, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, Kelly Morris, Shreveport Times.

 

Class II -- 1, Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 2, Kelly McElroy, Houma Courier. 3, Teddy Renois, Houma Courier.

 

Amateur Sports, Spot News

Open Class -- 1, Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press. 2, Joey Martin, Concordia Sentinel. 3, Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times. Honorable Mention: O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Daily Leader.

 

Amateur Sports, Feature/Column

Class I -- 1, Perryn Keys, Baton Rouge Advocate. 2, Kelly Morris, Shreveport Times. 3, Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times.

 

Class II -- 1, O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Daily Leader. 2, Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 3, Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press.

 

Spot News

Class I -- 1, Randy Rosetta, Baton Rouge Advocate. 2, Ted Lewis, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, Robin Fambrough, Baton Rouge Advocate.

 

Class II -- 1, O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Daily Leader. 2, Brent St. Germain, Houma Courier. 3, Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

 

Series

Open Class -- 1, Jimmy Smith, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2, Mike Triplett, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. Honorable Mention: Chris Singleton, Houma Courier.

 

Headline

Open Class -- 1, Alex Songe, Baton Rouge Advocate. 2, Alex Songe, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3, Jason Russell, Baton Rouge Advocate.

 

Special Sections

Class I -- 1, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, Baton Rouge Advocate.

 

Class II -- 1, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. 2, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 3, Alexandria Daily Town Talk.

 

Sports Makeup

Open Class -- 1, Beth McCoy, New Orleans Times-Picayune. (No second or third places awarded).

 

Outdoors Writing

Open Class -- 1, Bob Marshall, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2, Joe Macaluso, Baton Rouge Advocate. (No third place awarded).

 

Pro/College Photography

Open Class -- 1, Susan Poag, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2, Michael DeMocker, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, Travis Spradling, Baton Rouge Advocate.

 

Prep/Amateur Photography

Open Class -- 1, Rusty Costanza, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2, Liz Condo, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3, Bill Feig, Baton Rouge Advocate.

 

Website Event

Open Class -- 1, Brian Allee-Walsh, NewOrleans.com. 2, Dan McDonald, NewOrleans.com. 3, Les East, NewOrleans.com.

 

Website Features

Open Class -- 1, Brian Allee-Walsh, NewOrleans.com. 2, Les East, NewOrleans.com. 3, Dan McDonald, NewOrleans.com.

 

Website Columns

Open Class -- 1, Les East, NewOrleans.com. 2, Ken Trahan, NewOrleans.com. 3, Dan McDonald, NewOrleans.com.

 

MAJOR AWARDS

Best Section

Class I -- 1, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3, Shreveport Times.

 

Class II -- 1, Lake Charles American Press. 2, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. 3, Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

 

Prep Writer of the Year

Class I -- 1, Robin Fambrough, Baton Rouge Advocate. 2, Jason Pugh, Shreveport Times. 3, Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times.

 

Class II -- 1, Kelly McElroy, Houma Courier. 2, Chris Singleton, Houma Courier. 3, Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. Honorable Mention -- Matt LeBlanc, Houma Courier

 

Columnist of the Year

Class I -- 1, Bob Marshall, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2, Perryn Keys, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3, Randy Rosetta, Baton Rouge Advocate. Honorable Mention -- Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune.

 

Class II -- 1, John Marcase, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. 2, O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Leader. 3, Chris Singleton, Houma Courier. Honorable Mention -- Alex Hickey, Lake Charles American Press.

 

Story of the Year

Scott Hotard, Baton Rouge Advocate

Story on recruitment of Thibodaux High’s Trovon Reed

 

Sportswriter of the Year

Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press

 

Newspaper Sweepstakes

(points awarded on a 3-2-1 basis except for Story of the Year; first-place awards in parentheses)

 

Class I -- 1, New Orleans Times-Picayune (11), 50 points. 2, Baton Rouge Advocate (7), 44. 3, Shreveport Times (3), 24. 4, Gannett Louisiana, 3.

 

Class II -- 1, Lafayette Daily Advertiser (3), 29 points. 2, Alexandria Daily Town Talk (6), 27 1/2. 3, Houma Courier (1), 15. 4, Lake Charles American Press (4), 14. 5, Ruston Daily Leader (2), 8 1/2. 6, Concordia Sentinel, 2.

 

Individual Sweepstakes

(points awarded on a 3-2-1 basis except for Story of the Year;  first-place awards in parentheses)

 

Open Class (top five) -- 1, tie, Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press (3), and Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times (2), 10 points. 3, Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser (1), 9. 4, O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Daily leader (2), 8 1/2. 5, tie, Bob Marshall, New Orleans Times-Picayune (2); Perryn Keys, Baton Rouge Advocate (2); Brady Aymond, Lafayette Daily Advertiser (2); and Dan McDonald, McD Media, 8.

 

SPORTS INFORMATION

 

Best Fact Sheet

1, Michael Bonnette, LSU. 2, Doug Ireland, Northwestern State. 3, Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech.

 

Best Release

1, Kent Lowe, LSU. 2, Steven Schoon, Louisiana Tech. 3, Ed Cassiere, Xavier-New Orleans.

 

Division I Media Guides

1, Michael Bonnette, LSU. 2, Kent Lowe, LSU. 3, Matthew Bonnette, Northwestern State. Honorable Mention -- Patrick Walsh, Louisiana Tech.

 

Division II Media Guides

1, Doug Ireland, Northwestern State. 2, Matthew Bonnette, Northwestern State. 3, Louis Bonnette, McNeese State.

 

Division III-IV Media Guides

1, Bill Martin, LSU. 2, Matthew Bonnette, Northwestern State. 3, Brett Simpson, Loyola.

 

Division V Media Guides

1, Steven Schoon, Louisiana Tech. 2, Kent Lowe, LSU. 3, Matt Dunaway, LSU.

 

 

 

2009 LSWA Contest Results

 

Writing Division

Pro Event

Class I. 1. Bob Fortus, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Jimmy Smith, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Brett Martel, The Associated Press.

Class II. 1. Dan McDonald, McD Media; 2. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 3. Teddy Renois, Thibodaux Comet.

 

College Event

Class I. 1. Ted Lewis, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Jim Kleinpeter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Gary Laney, Baton Rouge Advocate.

Class II. 1. Alex Hickey, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Teddy Renois, Houma Daily Courier; 3. Brent St. Germain, Houma Daily Courier; honorable mention, Chris Singleton, Houma Daily Courier.

 

Prep Event

Class I. 1. Ted Lewis, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Scott Hotard, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Lori Lyons, New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Class II. 1. Buddy Davis, Ruston Daily Leader; 2. Alex Hickey, Lake Charles American Press; 3. Matt LeBlanc, Thibodaux Comet.

 

Pro Columns

Class I. 1. Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. John DeShazier, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana; honorable mention, Gary Laney, Baton Rouge Advocate.

Class II. 1. Dan McDonald, McD Media; 2. Brady Aymond, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Matt LeBlanc, Thibodaux Comet.

 

College Columns

Class I. 1. Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana; 2. Scott Hotard, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Gary Laney, Baton Rouge Advocate; honorable mention, Peter Finney, New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Class II. 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Dan McDonald, McD Media; 3. Kelly McElroy, Houma Daily Courier; honorable mention, Chris Singleton, Houma Daily Courier.

 

Prep Columns

Class I. 1. Lori Lyons, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times; 3. Robin Fambrough, Baton Rouge Advocate; honorable mention, Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times.

Class II. 1. Dan McDonald, McD Media; 2. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 3. Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; honorable mention, Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk.

 

Pro Features

Class I. 1. Mike Triplett, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Nakia Hogan, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Chris Scarnati, New Orleans Times-Picayune; honorable mention, Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times.

Class II. 1. Dan McDonald, McD Media; 2. Buddy Davis, Ruston Daily Leader; 3. Brent St. Germain, Houma Daily Courier; honorable mention, Joey Martin, Concordia Sentinel.

 

College Features

Class I. 1. Scott Hotard, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Randy Rosetta, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Scott Ferrell, Shreveport Times.

Class II. 1. Keith Prince, Monroe News-Star; 2. Josh Parrott, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Alex Hickey, Lake Charles American Press.

 

Prep Features

Class I. 1. Billy Turner, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana; 3. Scott Hotard, Baton Rouge Advocate; honorable mention, Ted Lewis, New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Class II. 1. Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Kelly McElroy, Houma Daily Courier; honorable mention, Matt LeBlanc, Houma Daily Courier.

 

Amateur Sports, Spot News

Class I. 1. Bob Marshall, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times; 3. Scott Ferrell, Shreveport Times; honorable mention, William Weathers, Baton Rouge Advocate.

Class II. 1. Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. Joey Martin, Concordia Sentinel; 3. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; honorable mention, Josh Parrott, Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

 

Amateur Sports, Feature/Column

Class I. 1. Brian Allee-Walsh, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Lori Lyons, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Ted Lewis, New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Class II. 1. Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. Krysten Oliphant, Monroe News-Star; 3. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk.

 

Spot News

Class I, 1. Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana; 2. Nakia Hogan, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times; honorable mention, Brett Martel, The Associated Press.

Class II. 1. Chris Singleton, Houma Daily Courier; 2. Josh Parrott, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; honorable mention, Tabby Soignier, Monroe News-Star.

 

Series

Class I. 1. Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times; 2. Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana; 3. Nakia Hogan, Jimmy Smith and John Reid, New Orleans Times-Picayune; honorable mention, Randy Rosetta, Baton Rouge Advocate.

Class II. 1. Marty Mule, Tiger Rag; 2. Dan McDonald, McD Media; 3. Josh Parrott, Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

 

Headlines

Class I. 1. Phil Wehrle, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Gene Guillot, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Phil Wehrle, New Orleans Times-Picayune; honorable mention, Gene Guillot, New Orleans Times Picayune.

Class II. 1. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Buddy Davis, Ruston Daily Leader; 3. Buddy Davis, Ruston Daily Leader.

 

Special Section

Class I. 1. New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Baton Rouge Advocate.

Class II. 1. Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. Monroe News-Star; 3. Alexandria Daily Town Talk.

 

Sports Makeup

Class I. 1. Alex Songe, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Dominic Baudoin, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Jason Russell, Baton Rouge Advocate.

Class II. 1. Brent St. Germain, Houma Daily Courier; 2. Raymond Partsch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Brady Aymond, Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

 

Outdoors Writing

Open Class. 1. Bob Marshall, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Joe Macaluso, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times.

 

Pro/College Photography

Open Class. 1. Mark Saltz, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Liz Condo, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Patrick Dennis, Baton Rouge Advocate.

 

Prep/Amateur Photography

Open Class. 1. Travis Spradling, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Patrick Dennis, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Bill Feig, Baton Rouge Advocate.

 

Online Event

Open Class. 1. Brian Allee-Walsh, New Orleans.com; 2. William Weathers, Tigerbait.com; 3. Dan McDonald, McD Media.

 

Online Column

Open Class. 1. Dan McDonald, McD Media; 2. Les East, New Orleans.com. No third place awarded.

 

Best Section

Class I. 1. New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Shreveport Times.

Class II. 1. Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. Lake Charles American Press; 3. Alexandria Daily Town Talk.

 

Prep Writer of the Year

Class I. 1. Billy Turner, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Ted Lewis, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Jason Pugh, Shreveport Times.

Class II. 1. Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. Chris Singleton, Houma Daily Courier; 3. Brent St. Germain, Houma Daily Courier.

 

Columnist of the Year

Class I. 1. Scott Ferrell, Shreveport Times; 2. Randy Rosetta, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Scott Hotard, Baton Rouge Advocate.

Class II. 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Marty Mule, Tiger Rag; 3. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk.

 

Story Of The Year

Mike Triplett, New Orleans Times-Picayune, for a story on NFL referees.

 

Sportswriter Of The Year

Dan McDonald, McD Media, 17 points (four firsts, two seconds, one third)

 

Newspaper Sweepstakes

Class I. 1. New Orleans Times-Picayune (14), 65 points; 2. Baton Rouge Advocate (4), 39; 3. Shreveport Times (2), 14; fourth, Gannett Louisiana (2), 11.

Class II. 1. Lafayette Daily Advertiser (6), 28 pointsp; 2. Lake Charles American Press (3), 18; 3. Houma Daily Courier (2), 15; fourth, Alexandria Daily Town Talk (1), 12; fifth, Ruston Daily Leader (1), 8; sixth, Monroe News-Star (1), 7; seventh, Tiger Rag (1), 5; eighth, Thibodaux Comet, 3; ninth, Concordia Sentinel, 2.

 

Individual Sweepstakes

Top five

Class I. 1. Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana (2), 11 points; second (tie), Billy Turner, New Orleans Times-Picayune (3), Ted Lewis, New Orleans Times-Picayune (2), Scott Hotard, Baton Rouge Advocate (1), 9; fifth (tie), Bob Marshall, New Orleans Times-Picayune (2) and Lori Lyons, New Orleans Times-Picayune (1).

Class II. 1. Dan McDonald, McD Media (4), 17 points; 2. Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser, (4), 14; 3. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press (2), 10; fourth (tie), Brent St. Germain, Houma Daily Courier (1), Alex Hickey, Lake Charles American Press (1) and Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk, 6.

 

Sports Information Division

Best Fact Sheet.

1. Michael Bonnette, LSU; 2. Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech; 3. Matt Dunaway, LSU.

 

Best Release.

1. Brandon Rizzuto, Nicholls State; 2. Bill Martin, LSU; 3. Michael Bonnette, LSU.

Division I Media Guides.

1. Kent Lowe, LSU; 2. Michael Bonnette, LSU; 3. Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech; honorable mention, Steven Schoon, Louisiana Tech.

Division II Media Guides.

1. Matthew Bonnette, Northwestern State; 2. Louis Bonnette, McNeese Statep; 3. Doug Ireland, Northwestern State.

Division III Media Guides.

1. Matt Dunaway, LSU; 2. Bill Martin, LSU; 3. Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech.

Division IV Media Guides.

1. Brandon Rizzuto, Nicholls State; 2. Matthew Bonnette, Northwestern State; 3. James Bustos, Loyola University.

Division V Media Guides.

1. Jesse Delerno, LSU; 2. Patrick Walsh, Louisiana Tech; 3. Matt Dunaway, LSU.

 

2008 LSWA CONTEST RESULTS

Pro event

Class I: 1. Sheldon Mickles, Baton Rouge Advocate. 2. Joseph Schiefelbein, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3. Bob Fortus, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Honorable Mention: Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana.

Class II: 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. 3. Dan McDonald, McD Media. Honorable Mention: Brent St. Germain, Houma Courier.

 

College event

Class I: 1. Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana. 2. Nakia Hogan, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3. Joseph Schiefelbein, Baton Rouge Advocate. Honorable Mention: Scott Hotard, Baton Rouge Advocate.

Class II: 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press. Lake Charles American Press. 

2. O.K. "Buddy" Davis, Ruston Leader. 3. Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. Honorable Mention: Joshua Parrott, Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

 

Prep event

Class I: 1. Sheldon Mickles, Baton Rouge Advocate. 2. Robin Fambrough, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3. William Weathers, Baton Rouge Advocate.

Class II: 1. Dan McDonald, McD Media. 2. Matt LeBlanc, Thibodaux Daily Comet. 3. Johnathan Manning, Lake Charles American Press. Lake Charles American Press. 

 

 Pro column

Class I: 1. Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2. Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana. 3. Brian Allee-Walsh, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Honorable Mention: Scott Ferrell, Shreveport Times.

Class II: 1. Matt LeBlanc, Thibodaux Comet. 2. Kevin Foote, Lafayette Advertiser. 3. Kelly McElroy, Houma Courier.

 

College column

Class I: 1. Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times. 2. Ted Lewis, New Orleans Times Picayune. 3. Joe Schiefelbein, Baton Rouge Advocate.

Class II: 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press. Lake Charles American Press. 

2. Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. 3. Josh Parrot, Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

 

Prep column

Class I: 1. Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times. 2. Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times. 3. Scott Ferrell, Shreveport Times.

Class II: 1. Bret McCormick, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. 2. Johnathan Manning, Lake Charles American Press. 3. Matt LeBlanc, Thibodaux Daily Comet. Honorable Mention: Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

 

Pro feature

Class I: 1. Bob Fortus, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2. Jimmy Smith, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3. Scott Ferrell, Shreveport Times. Honorable Mention: John Reid, New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Class II. 1. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. 2. Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 3. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press

 

College feature

Class I: 1. Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times. 2. Scott Hotard, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3. Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Honorable Mention: Perryn Keys, Baton Rouge Advocate.

Class II: 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press.Lake Charles American Press. 

2. Marty Mule', Tiger Rag. 3. Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. Honorable Mention: Bob Heist, Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

 

Prep feature

Class I: 1. Tammy Nunez, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2. William Weathers, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3. Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times.

Class II: 1. Brady Aymond, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 2. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. 3. Chris Singleton, Houma Courier. Honorable Mention: Kelly McElroy, Houma Courier.

 

Amateur sports, spot news

Open class: 1. Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2. Scooter Hobbs, Lakes Charles American Press. 3. O.K. "Buddy" Davis. Ruston Daily Leader. Honorable Mention: Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times.

 

Amateur sports, feature/column

Class I: 1. Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2. Nakia Hogan, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3. Les East, Baton Rouge Advocate. Honorable Mention: Brian Allee-Walsh, New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Class II: 1. O.K. "Buddy" Davis. Ruston Daily Leader. 2. Dan McDonald, McD Media. 3. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk.

 

Spot news

Class I: 1. Robin Fambrough and Jared Janes, Baton Rouge Advocate. 2. Randy Rosetta, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3. Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times. Bassmaster Classic coming to Shreveport.

Class II: 1. Joshua Parrot, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 2. Brady Aymond, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 3. Bret McCormick, Alexandria Town-Talk.

 

Series/enterprise

Open class: 1. Chris Singleton, Houma Courier. 2. Bob Heist, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 3. Dan McDonald, McD Media. Honorable Mention: Ted Lewis, New Orleans Times-Picayune.

 

Headlines

Class I: 1. Phil Wehrle, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2. Jason Russell, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3. Rob DeArmond, Baton Rouge Advocate.

Class II: 1. Michael Doyle, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. 2. Raymond Partsch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk. 3. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk.

 

Special sections

Class I: 1. New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2. New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3. Baton Rouge Advocate.

Class II: 1. Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 2. Alexandria Daily Town Talk. 3. Houma Courier.

 

Sports makeup

Class I: 1. Matt Samuels, Baton Rouge Advocate. 2. Dominic Baudoin, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3. Jessica Waldon, Shreveport Times.

Class II: 1. Brent St. Germain, Houma Courier. 2. Bob Heist, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 3. Raymond Partsch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk.

 

Outdoors writing

Open class: 1. Joe Macaluso, Baton Rouge Advocate. 2. Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times. 3. Bob Marshall, New Orleans Times-Picayune.

 

College/pro photography

Open class: 1. Eliot Kamenitz, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2. Bill Feig, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3. Chuck Cook, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Honorable Mention: Michael DeMocker, New Orleans Times-Picayune.

 

Prep/amateur photography

Open class: 1. Scott Threlkeld, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2. Bill Feig, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3. Karen Wink, Lake Charles American Press. Lake Charles American Press. -

 

Best section

Class I: 1. New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2. Baton Rouge Advocate. 3. Shreveport Times.

Class II: 1. Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 2. Lake Charles American Press 3. Alexandria Daily Town Talk.

 

Prep writer of the year

Class I: 1. Tammy Nunez, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2. Robin Fambrough, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3. Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times.

Class II: 1. Chris Singleton, Houma Courier. 2. Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 3. Brent St. Germain, Houma Courier.

 

Columnist of the year

Class I: 1. Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times. 2. Robin Fambrough, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3. Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Class II: 1. Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Town Talk. 2. Bob Heist, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 3. O.K. "Buddy" Davis, Ruston Daily Leader.

 

Story of the year

Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press

 

Sportswriter of the year

Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press

 

Newspaper sweepstakes

Class I: 1, New Orleans Times-Picayune (11), 49 points. 2, Baton Rouge Advocate (5), 45. 3, Shreveport Times (4), 23. 4, Gannett Louisiana (1), 5.

Class II: 1, tie, Lafayette Daily Advertiser (4), and Alexandria Daily Town Talk (4), 28 points. 3, Lake Charles American Press

(4), 21. 4, Houma Courier (3), 13. 5. tie, Ruston Daily Leader (1), and McD Media (1), 7. 7, Thibodaux Daily Comet (1), 6. 8, Tiger Rag, 2.

 

Individual sweepstakes

Class I: (top five)

1, Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune (3), 11 points.

2, Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times (2), 10.

3, tie, Robin Fambrough, Baton Rouge Advocate (1), and Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times (2), 9.

5, Sheldon Mickles, Baton Rouge Advocate (2), 6.

Class II: (top five) 1. Scooter Hobbs (4), 15 points.

2, Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk (1), 9.

3, tie, Chris Singleton, Houma Courier (2); O.K. "Buddy" Davis (1), Ruston Daily Leader; Dan McDonald, McD Media (1); and Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser, 7.

 

Sports information

Best fact sheet:

 1. Michael Bonnette, LSU. 2. Matthew Bonnette, Northwestern State. 3. Louis Bonnette, McNeese State. Honorable Mention: Kent Lowe, LSU.

 

Best release

: 1. Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech. 2. Bill Martin, LSU. 3. Jeff Hendrix, UL-Monroe. Honorable Mention: Will Stafford, LSU.

 

Division I media guide: 1. Kent Lowe, LSU. 2. Michael Bonnette, LSU. 3. Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech. Honorable Mention: Adam Prendergast, UL-Monroe.

Division II media guide: 1. Doug Ireland, Northwestern State. 2. Brandon Rizzuto, Nicholls State. 3. Matthew Bonnette, Northwestern State. Honorable Mention: Louis Bonnette, McNeese State.

Division III media guide: 1. Bill Martin, LSU. 2. Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech. 3. Adam Pendergast, UL-Monroe.

Division V media guide: 1. Will Stafford, LSU. 2. Kent Lowe, LSU. 3. Matthew Bonnette, Northwestern State.

 

2007 LSWA Contest Results

Pro Event
   CLASS I: 1, Mike Triplett, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2, Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, Les East, Baton Rouge Advocate.
  CLASS II: 1, Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 2, Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Town Talk. 3, Gary Laney, Lake Charles American Press.

College Event

 CLASS I: 1, Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana. 2, Tammy Nunez, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times.
CLASS II: 1, Gary Laney, Lake Charles American Press. 2, Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 3, T. Scott Boatright, Monroe News-Star. Honorable Mention, O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Daily Leader.

Prep Event
CLASS I: 1, Billy Turner, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2, William Weathers, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3, Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times.
CLASS II: 1, Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 2, Philip Timothy, Alexandria Town Talk. 3, Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Town Talk. Honorable Mention, Paul Letlow, Monroe News-Star.

Pro Column
CLASS I: 1, Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate. 2, John DeShazier, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Honorable Mention, Scott Ferrell, Shreveport Times.
CLASS II: 1, Chris Singleton, Houma Courier. 2, Nick Deriso, Monroe News-Star. 3, Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Town Talk. Honorable Mention, Brady Aymond, Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

College Column
CLASS I: 1, Randy Rosetta, Baton Rouge Advocate. 2, William Weathers, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3, Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana.
CLASS II: 1, Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Town Talk. 2, Gary Laney, Lake Charles American Press. 3, Marty Mule’, Tiger Rag.

Prep Column
CLASS I: 1, John DeShazier, New Orleans Times-Picayune; Randy Rosetta, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3, Tammy Nunez, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Honorable Mention, Carl Dubois, Baton Rouge Advocate.
CLASS II: 1, Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press. 2, Teddy Renois, Thibodaux Comet. 3, Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. Honorable Mention, Paul Letlow, Monroe News-Star.

Pro Feature
CLASS I: 1, Billy Turner, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2, Brian Allee-Walsh, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Honorable Mention, Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times.
CLASS II: 1, Brent St. Germain, Houma Courier. 2, Nick Deriso, Monroe News-Star. 3, None awarded.

College Feature
CLASS I: 1, Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate. 2, Randy Rosetta, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3, Billy Turner, New Orleans Times-Picayune.
CLASS II: 1, Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Town Talk. 2, Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 3, Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press. Honorable Mention, Randy Benson, Alexandria Town Talk.

Prep Feature

CLASS I: 1, William Weathers, Baton Rouge Advocate. 2, Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, Joel Anderson, Shreveport Times. Honorable Mention, Pierce Huff, New Orleans Times-Picayune.
CLASS II: 1, Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 2, Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Town Talk. 3, Teddy Renois, Thibodaux Daily Comet. Honorable Mention, Philip Timothy, Alexandria Town Talk.

Amateur Sports, Spot News
OPEN DIVISION: 1, Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times. 2, Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 3, Matt LeBlanc, Houma Courier.

Amateur Sports, Feature/Column
CLASS I: 1, Tammy Nunez, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2, Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times. 3, Brian Allee-Walsh, New Orleans Times-Picayune.
CLASS II: 1, Chris Scarnati, Tri-Parish Times. 2, Bob Heist, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 3, Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

Spot News
CLASS I: 1, Joseph Schiefelbein, Baton Rouge Advocate. 2, Baton Rouge Advocate staff. 3, Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate. Honorable Mention, Jim Derry, New Orleans Times-Picayune.

CLASS II: 1, Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press. 2, Chris Singleton, Houma Courier. 3, Nick Deriso, Monroe News-Star. Honorable Mention, Gary Laney, Lake Charles American Press.

Series/Enterprise
CLASS I: 1, Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2, Ted Lewis, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, Les East, Baton Rouge Advocate. Honorable Mention, Robin Fambrough, Baton Rouge Advocate.
CLASS II: 1, Brady Aymond, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 2, Nick Deriso, Monroe News-Star. 3, Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. Honorable Mention, Marty Mule’, Tiger Rag.

 Headlines

CLASS I: 1, Rob DeArmond, Baton Rouge Advocate. 2, Phil Wehrle, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, Matt Samuels, Baton Rouge Advocate. Honorable Mention, Phil Wehrle, New Orleans Times-Picayune.
CLASS II: 1, Nick Deriso, Monroe News-Star. 2, Brian Guilbeau, Lake Charles American Press. 3, tie, Brian Guilbeau, Lake Charles American Press and Randy Partsch, Alexandria Town Talk.

 Special Sections
CLASS I: 1, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2, Baton Rouge Advocate. 3, Baton Rouge Advocate.
CLASS II: 1, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 2, Alexandria Town Talk. 3, Monroe News-Star.

 Sports Makeup
CLASS I: 1, Matt Randolph, Baton Rouge Advocate. 2, Jason Pugh, Shreveport Times. 3, Matt Samuels, Baton Rouge Advocate.
CLASS II: 1, Brent St. Germaine, Houma Courier. 2, Raymond Partsch III. Alexandria Town Talk. 3, Michael Doyle, Alexandria Town Talk.

Outdoors Writing
 OPEN CLASS: 1, Philip Timothy, Alexandria Town Talk. 2, Bob Marshall, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Town Talk.

College/Pro Photography
OPEN CLASS: 1, Chuck Cook, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2, Michael DeMocker, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, Bill Feig, Baton Rouge Advocate. Honorable Mention, Travis Spradling, Baton Rouge Advocate.

Prep/Amateur Photography
OPEN CLASS: 1, Travis Spradling, Baton Rouge Advocate. 2, Brad Puckett, Lake Charles American Press. 3, Scott Threlkeld, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Honorable Mention, John McCusker, New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Best Section
CLASS I: 1, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 2, Shreveport Times. 3, Baton Rouge Advocate.
CLASS II: 1, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 2, Lake Charles American Press. 3, Monroe News-Star. Honorable Mention, Alexandria Town Talk.

Prep Writer Of The Year
CLASS I: 1, Robin Fambrough, Baton Rouge Advocate. 2, Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times. 3, Billy Turner, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Honorable Mention, Tammy Nunez, New Orleans Times Picayune.
CLASS II: 1, Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 2, Brian Guilbeau, Lake Charles American Press. 3, Paul Letlow, Monroe News-Star. Honorable Mention, Kelly McElroy, Houma Courier.

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR
CLASS I: 1, Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana. 2, Billy Turner, New Orleans Times-Picayune. 3, Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune. Honorable Mention, Teddy Allen, Shreveport Times.
CLASS II: 1, Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser. 2, Nick Deriso, Monroe News-Star. 3, Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press. Honorable Mention, Bob Heist, Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

Story Of The Year
Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune
Enterprise piece on the 1967 Saints: Where are they now (40 years later)?

Co-Sportswriter Of The Year
Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Town Talk, and Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser, 10 points.

Newspaper Sweepstakes
CLASS I: 1, New Orleans Times-Picayune (9), 55 points. 2, Baton Rouge Advocate (9), 47. 3, Shreveport Times (1), 14. 4, Gannett Louisiana (2), 7.
CLASS II: 1, Lafayette Daily Advertiser (9), 38 points. 2, Alexandria Town Talk (3), 23. 3, Lake Charles American Press (2), 20. 4, Monroe News-Star (1), 16. 5, Houma Courier (3), 12. 6, tie, Tri-Parish Times (1) and Thibodaux Daily Comet, 3. 7, Tiger Rag, 1.

Individual Sweepstakes
CLASS I: (top five)
1, tie, Billy Turner, New Orleans Times-Picayune (2), and Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune (1), 10 points. 3, tie, Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate (2); Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana (2); Randy Rosetta, Baton Rouge Advocate (1); and William Weathers, Baton Rouge Advocate (1), 7.
 CLASS II: (top five)
  1, Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser (3), 14 points. 2, Nick Deriso, Monroe News-Star (1), 11. 3, tie, Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Town Talk (1), and Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser (2), 10. 5, Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press (2), 8.

Sports Information Division

   Best Fact Sheet: 1, Chris Yandle, Louisiana-Lafayette. 2, Michael Bonnette, LSU. 3, Doug Ireland, Northwestern State. Honorable Mention, Louis Bonnette, McNeese State.

   Best Release: 1, Alex Restrepo, LSU. 2, Brandon Rizzuto, Nicholls State. 3, Louis Bonnette, McNeese State.

   Division I Media Guide: 1, Michael Bonnette, LSU. 2, Kent Lowe, LSU. 3, Matthew Bonnette, Northwestern State. Honorable Mention, Chris Yandle, Louisiana-Lafayette.

   Division Ii Media Guide: 1, Matt Sullivan, Southeastern Louisiana. 2, Matthew Bonnette, Northwestern State. 3, Brandon Rizzuto, Nicholls State.

   Division Iii Media Guide: 1, Bill Franques, LSU. 2, Brian Miller, LSU. 3, tie, Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech, and Melissa Foley, LSU.

   Division Iv Media Guide: 1, Brandon Rizutto, Nicholls State. 2, Adam Johnson, Northwestern State. 3, Matthew Bonnette, Northwestern State.

   Division V Media Guide: 1, Melissa Foley, LSU. 2, Alex Restrepo, LSU. 3, Jake Terry, LSU.

 

2006 LSWA CONTEST RESULTS

 

Pro Event

Class I: 1. Benjamin Hochman, The New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Bob Fortus, The New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Roy Lang III, The Shreveport Times. Honorable mention: Sheldon Mickles, The Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American press; 2. Bob Tompkins, The Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Dan McDonald, The Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

 

College Event

Class I: 1. Randy Rosetta, The Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Ted Lewis, The New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett News Service. Honorable mention: Jimmy Watson, The Times

Class II:1. O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Daily Leader; 2. Jeff Matthews, The Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; Honorable mention: Nick Deriso, The Monroe News Star

 

Prep Event

Class I: Roy Lang III, The Shreveport Times; 2. Tammy Nunez, The New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. William Weathers, The Baton Rouge Advocate.

Class II: 1. Michael Kern, The Monroe News-Star; 2. Kevin Foote, The Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; Honorable mention: O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Daily Leader

 

Pro Column

Class I: Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett News Service; 2. Benjamin Hochman, The New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. (tie) Scott Rabalais, The Baton Rouge Advocate and Roy Lang, III, The Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Kevin Foote, The Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. Raymond Legendre, The Thibodaux Daily Comet; 3. Bob Tompkins, The Alexandria Daily Town Talk; Honorable mention: Nick Deriso, The Monroe News Star.

 

College Column

Class I: Carl Dubois, The Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Scott Rabalais, The Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett News Service; Honorable mention: Randy Rosetta, The Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Gary Laney, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Dan McDonald, The Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Bob Tompkins, The Alexandria Daily Town Talk; Honorable mention: Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press

 

Prep Column

Class I: 1. Pierce Huff, The New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Brian McCallum, The Shreveport Times; 3. Billy Turner, The New Orleans Times-Picayune; Honorable mention: Robin Fambrough, The Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Brian Guilbeau, Lake Charles American Press; 3. Kevin Foote, The Lafayette Daily Advertiser; Honorable mention: Teddy Renois, The Thibodaux Daily Comet

 

Pro Feature

Class I: 1. Benjamin Hochman, The New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Sheldon Mickles, The Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Ted Lewis, The New Orleans Times-Picayune. Honorable mention: Jimmy Watson, The Shrevport Times

Class II: 1. Bob Tompkins, The Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Daily Leader; 3. Paul Letlow, The Monroe News-Star

 

College Feature

Class I: Brian Vermellis, The Shreveport Times; 2. Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett News Service; 3. Billy Turner, The New Orleans Times-Picayune; Honorable mention: Brian McCallum, The Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Bob Tompkins, The Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Raymond Legendre, The Thibodaux Daily Comet; 3. Raymond Partsch III, The Alexandria Daily Town Talk; Honorable mention: O.K “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Daily Leader

 

Prep Feature

Class 1: 1. Tammy Nunez, The New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Billy Turner, The New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Jim Derry, The New Orleans Times-Picayune; Honorable mention: Roy Lang III, The Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Marty Mule, Tiger Rag; 2. Michael Kern, The Monroe News-Star; 3. Nick Deriso, The Monroe News-Star; Honorable mention: Bob Tompkins, The Alexandria Daily Town Talk.

 

Amateur Sports, Spot News

Class I: 1. Jimmy Watson, The Shreveport Times; 2. Bob Fortus, The New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Roy Lang III, The Shreveport Times

Class II: Dan McDonald, The Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. Bob Tompkins, The Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Bruce Brown, The Lafayette Daily Advertiser

 

Amateur Sports, Feature Column

Class I: 1. Tammy Nunez, The New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Robin Fambrough, The Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Jimmy Watson, The Shreveport Times; Honorable mention: Jason Pugh, The Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Bob Tompkins, The Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Keith Prince, The Monroe News-Star; 3. Dan McDonald, The Lafayette Daily Advertiser

 

Spot News

Class I: 1. Carl Dubois and Penny Brown, The Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Scott Rabalais, The Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Sheldon Mickles, The Baton Rouge Advocate; Honorable mention: Tammy Nunez, The New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Raymond Legendre, The Thibodaux Daily Comet; 3. Dan McDonald, The Lafayette Daily Advertiser; Honorable mention: Kevin Foote, The Lafayette Daily Advertiser

 

Series/Enterprise

Class I: Scott Rabalais, The Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Brian McCallum, The Shreveport Times; 3. Scott Ferrell, The Shreveport Times; Honorable mention: Jim Derry, The New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Paul Letlow, Michael Kern, Keith prince and Scott Beder, The Monroe News-Star; 2. Dan McDonald, The Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Raymond Partsch III, The Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Headlines

Class I: 1. Carl Dubois, The Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Matt Samuels, The Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Phil Wehrle, The New Orleans Times-Picayune; Honorable mention: Jason Russell, The Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Kris Hasse, The Monroe News-Star; 2. Brandon Shoumaker, Lake Charles American Press; 3. Raymond Partsch III, The Alexandria Daily Town Talk; Honorable mention: Paul Letlow, The Monroe News-Star

 

Sports Makeup

Class I: 1. Anne Welbe King, The New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Matt Randolph, The Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Jason Pugh, The Shreveport Times; Honorable mention: Beth McCoy, The New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Kevin Foote, The Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. Kriss Hasse, The Monroe News-Star; 3. Raymond Partsch III, The Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Special Sections

Open Class: 1. The Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. The Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. The Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

 

Outdoors Writing

Open Class: 1. Joe Macaluso, The Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Russell Hedges, The Sheverport Times; 3. Bob Tompkins, The Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 4. Honorable mention: Bob Marshall, The New Orleans Times-Picayune

 

Pro/College Photography

Open Class: 1. Travis Spradling, The Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Bill Feig, The Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Tom Morris, Ruston Daily Leader

 

Prep/Amateur Photography

Open Class: 1. Travis Spradling, The Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Bill Feig, The Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Heather McClelland, The Baton Rouge Advocate

 

Best Section

Class I: The New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. The Baton Rouge Advocate; No third place award

Class II: 1. Lake Charles American Press; 2. The Lafayette Daily Advertiser; No third place award

 

Prep Writer of the Year

Class I: 1. Tammy Nunez, The New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Billy Turner, The New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Lori Lyons, The New Orleans Times-Picayune. Honorable mention: Robin Fambrough, The Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Dan McDonald, The Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. Raymond Legendre, The Thibodaux Daily Comet; 3. Brian Guilbeau, Lake Charles American press; Honorable Mention: Kevin Foote, The Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

 

Columnist of the Year

Class I: Tammy Nunez, The New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Bob Marshall, The New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett News Service; Honorable mention: Benjamin Hochman, The New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American press; 2. Bob Tompkins, The Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Marty Mule, Tiger Rag; Honorable mention: Teddy Renois, The Thibodaux Daily Comet

 

Story of the Year

Tammy Nunez, The New Orleans Times-Picayune

Honorable mention: Bob Tompkins, The Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Sportswriter of the Year

Bob Thompkins, The Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Newspaper Sweepstakes

Class I: The New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. The Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. The Shreveport Times; 4. Gannett News Service

Class II: 1. The Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. (tie) Lake Charles American Press and the Lafayette Daily Advertiser: 4. The Monroe News Star; 5. The Thibodaux Daily Comet; 6. The Ruston Daily Leader; 7. Tiger Rag

 

Individual Sweepstakes

Class I: Tammy Nunez, The New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. (tie) Scott Rabalais, The Baton Rouge Advocate and Benjamin Hochman, The New Orleans Times-Picayune; 4. Carl Dubois, The Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Bob Tompkins, The Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. (tie) Dan McDonald, The Lafayette Daily Advertiser, and Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 4. Kevin Foote, The Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 5. Raymond Legendre, The Thibodaux Daily Comet

 

Sports Information

 

Best release: 1. Doug Ireland, Northwestern State University; 2. Louis Bonnette, McNeese State University; 3. Kent Lowe, Louisiana State University; Honorable mention: Michael Bonnette, Louisiana State University, Kyle Roberts, Louisiana Tech University.

 

Media Guide

Division I: Kent Lowe, Louisiana State University; 2. Judy Willson, University of Louisiana-Monroe; Michael Bonnette, Louisiana State University

Division II: 1. Brian Miller, Louisiana State University; 2. Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech University; 3. Judy Willson, University of Louisiana-Monroe; Honorable mention: Brandon Rizzuto, Nicholls State University

 

Fact Sheet

Division I: 1. Michael Bonnette, Louisiana State University; 2. Kyle Roberts, Louisiana Tech University; 3. Doug Ireland, Northwestern State University; Honorable mentions: Louis Bonnette, McNeese State University and Judy Willson, University of Louisiana-Monroe

Division II: 1. Judy Willson, University of Louisiana-Monroe; 2. Brian Miller, Louisiana State University; 3. Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech University

 

 

2005 LSWA Contest Results

 

Pro Event

Class I: 1. Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times; 3. Sheldon Mickles, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. Joey Martin, Concordia Sentinel; 3. None selected

 

College Event

Class I: 1. Benjamin Hochman, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Robin Fambrough, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Randy Rosetta, Baton Rouge Advocate; Honorable mention: Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett News.

Class II: 1. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 3. O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Daily Leader; Honorable mention: Paul Letlow, Monroe News Star

 

Prep Event

Class I: 1. Billy Turner, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. William Weathers, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Tammy Nunez, New Orleans Times-Picayune; Honorable mention: Pierce Huff, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Paul Letlow, Monroe News-Star; 2. Michael Kern, Monroe News-Star; 3. Bruce Brown, Lafayette Daily Advertiser

 

Pro Column

Class I: 1. John DeShazier, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett News

Class II: 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

College Column

Class I: Carl Dubois, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Ted Lewis, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Randy Rosetta, Baton Rouge Advocate; Honorable mention: Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Pressl 2. Gary Laney, Lake Charles American Press; 3. Eric Narcisse, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; Honorable mention: Nick Deriso, Monroe News-Star

 

Prep Column

Class I: 1. Scott Ferrell, Shreveport Times; 2. Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett News; 3. Robin Fambrough, Baton Rouge Advocate; Honorable Mention: Tammy Nunez, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Brian Guilbeau, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Nick Deriso, Monroe News-Star; Honorable mention: Michael Kern, Monroe News-Star

 

Pro Feature

Class I: 1. Benjamin Hochman, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. William Kalec, The Times Picayune; 3. Sheldon Mickles, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Nick Deriso, Monroe News-Star; 2. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 3. Scott Hotard, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; Honorable mention: Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

College Feature

Class I: 1. Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times; 2. Benjamin Hochman, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Marty Mule, New Orleans Times-Picayune; Honorable mention: Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett News

Class II: 1. Bob Tomkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Paul Letlow, Monroe News-Star; 3. Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; Honorable mention: Gary Laney, Lake Charles American Press

 

Prep Feature

Class I: 1. Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Billy Turner, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. William Weathers, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Brady Aymond, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Eric Narcisse, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; Honorable mention: Scott Hotard, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Amateur Sports, Spot News

Open Class: 1. Scott Hotard, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press

 

Amateur Sports, Feature/Column

Class I: 1. Bob Marshall, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Brian McCallum, Shreveport Times; 3. Lori Lyons, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Scott Hotard, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Joey Martin, Concordia Sentinel; 3. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser

 

Spot News

Class I: 1. Benjamin Hochman, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Carl Dubois, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Nick Deriso. Monroe News-Star; 2.Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Scott Hotard, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Series/Enterprise

Class I: 1. Brian McCallum, Shreveport Times; 2. Pierce Huff and Billy Turner, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Brian Allee-Walsh, New Orleans Times-Picayune; Honorable mention: Brian Vernellis, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Scott Hotard, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; Honorable mention: Gary Laney, Lake Charles American Press

 

Headlines

Class I: 1. Phil Wehrle, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Matt Samuels, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Matt Samuels, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Raymond Partsch III, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Raymond Partsch III, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. John Marcase, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; Honorable mention: Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Sports Makeup

Class I: 1. Pedro Pizarro, Shreveport Times; 2. Matt Samuels, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Matt Randolph, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Raymond Partsch III, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Kris Hasse, Monroe News-Star; 3. Jessica Waldon, Lafayette Daily Advertiser

 

Special Sections

Open Class: 1. Alexandria Daily Town Talk 2005 football preview; 2. Baton Rouge Advocate football 2005; 3. Baton Rouge Advocate Outdoors Louisiana 2005

 

Outdoors Writing

Open Class: 1. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Russell Hedges, Shreveport  Times; 3. Bob Marshall, New Orleans Times-Picayune

 

Pro/College Photography

Open Class: 1. Alex Brandon, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Bill Feig, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Sean Gardner, New Orleans Times-Picayune

 

Prep/Amateur Photography

Open Class

1. Ted Jackson, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Sean Gardner, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Rusty Costanza, New Orleans Times-Picayune

 

Best Section

Class I: 1. The New Orleans  Times-Picayune; 2. The Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. The Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. The Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. The Monroe News-Star; 3. Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Prep Writer of the Year

Class I: 1. Brian McCallum, Sheveport Times; 2. Lori Lyons, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Billy Turner, New Orleans Times-Picayune; Honorable mention: Jim Derry, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Scott Hotard, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Eric Narcisse, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Brady Aymond, Lafayette Daily Advertiser

 

Columnist of the Year

Class I: 1. Carl Dubois, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Bob Marshall, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Scott Rabalais, The Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Nick Deriso, Monroe News-Star; 3. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Story of the Year

Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune

 

Sports writer of the Year

Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser

 

Newspaper Sweepstakes

Class I: 1. The New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Monroe News Star; 4. Lake Charles American Press; 5. Concordia Sentinel; 6. Ruston Daily Leader

 

Individual Sweepstakes

Class I: 1. Benjamin Hochman, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Brian McCallum, Shreveport Times; 3. (tie) Carl Dubois, Baton Rouge Advocate and Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily  Advertiser; 2. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 3. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 4. Scott Hotard, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 5. Nick Deriso, Monroe News-Star

 

Sports Information

 

Best Release

1. Doug Ireland, Northwestern State; 2. Louis Bonnette, McNeese State; 3. Michael Bonnette, LSU

 

Media Guide

Div. I: 1. Kent Lowe, LSU men’s basketball ; 2. Bill Franques, LSU baseball; 3. Michael Bonnette, LSU football

Div. II: 1. Brian Miller, LSU women’s basketball; 2. Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech women’s basketball; 3. Rob Broussard, Sun Belt Conference women’s basketball

 

Fact Sheet

Div. I: 1. Michael Bonnette, LSU football; 2. Doug Ireland, Northwestern State basketball; 3. Louis Bonnette, McNeese State football.

Div. II: 1. Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech women’s basketball; 2. Brian Miller, LSU women’s basketball; 3. Judy Willson, UL-Monroe women’s basketball

 

2004 LSWA Contest Results

 

Pro Event

Class I: 1. William Weathers, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Sheldon Mickles, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Scott Hotard, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Advertiser; 3. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press

 

College Event

Class I: 1. Ted Lewis, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. William Kalec, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Carl Dubois, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Scott Beder, Monroe News-Star; 2. Nick Deriso, Monroe News-Star; 3. O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Daily Leader

 

Prep Event

Class I: 1. Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times’ 2. Robin Fambrough, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Brian Gilbeau, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Scott Hotard, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Michael Kern, Monroe News-Star

 

Pro Columns

Class I: 1. John DeShazier, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Scott Ferrell, Shreveport  Times; 3. Glenn Guilbeau, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Nick Deriso, Monroe News-Star; 3. Teddy Renois, Thibodaux Daily Comet

 

College Columns

Class I: 1. Ted Lewis, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Scott Ferrell, Shreveport Times; 3. Brian McCallum, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Scooter Hobbs,  Lake Charles American Press; 2. Nick Deriso, Monroe News Star; 3. Bruce Brown, Lafayette Daily Advertiser

 

Prep Columns

Class I: 1. Jim Derry, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Marty Mule, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Teddy Allen, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Brian Guilbeau, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Eric Narcisse, Lafayette Advertiser; 3. Scott Hotard, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Pro Features

Class I: 1. William Kalec, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Brian Vermellis, Shreveport Times; 3. Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Nick Deriso, Monroe News-Star; 2. Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Chris Thompson, Thibodaux Daily Comet

 

College Features

Class I: 1. Benjamin Hochman, Times-Picayune; 2. Teddy Allen, Shreveport  Times; 3. William Kalec, Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Nick Deriso, Monroe News-Star; 2. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Prep Features

Class I: 1. Pierce Huff, Times-Picayune; 2. Lori Lyons, Times-Picayune; 3. Benjamin Hochman, Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Scott Hotard, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Eric Narcisse, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Brian Guilbeau, Lake Charles American Press

 

Amateur Spot News

Class I: 1. Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times; 2. Billy Turner, Times-Picayune; 3. Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Advertiser; 2. Scott Hotard, Alexandria Town Talk; 3. Keith Prince, Monroe News-Star

 

Amateur Sport Feature/Column

Class I; 1. William Kalec, Times-Picayune; 2. Andrew Canulette, Times-Picayune; 3. Tammy Nunez, Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Scott Hotard, Alexandria Town Talk; 2. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Advertiser; 3. Gary Laney, Lake Charles American Press

 

Spot News

Class I: 1. Sheldon Mickles, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times; 3. William Kalec, Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Advertiser; 2. Scott Hotard, Alexandria Town Talk; 3. O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Daily Leader

 

Series/Enterprise

Class I: 1. Josh Peter, Times-Picayune; 2. Benjamin Hochman, Times-Picayune; 3. Glenn Guilbeau, John Hill and Mike Hasten, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Paul Letlow and Nick Deriso, Monroe News-Star; 2. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Advertiser; 3. Scott Hotard, Alexandria Town Talk

 

Headlines

Class I: 1. Phil Wehrle, Times-Picayune; 2. Dominic Baudoin, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Teddy Allen, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Paul Letlow, Monroe News-Star; 2. Kris Hasse, Monroe News-Star; 3. Brent St. Germain, Thibodaux Daily Comet

 

Special Sections

Class I: 1. New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. The Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. (tie) Monroe News Star and Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Sports Makeup

Class I: 1. Matt Randolph, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Dominic Baudoin, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Jason Russell, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: Kris Hasse, Monroe News-Star; 2. Mike Kiral, Ascension Citizen; 3. Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser

 

Outdoors Writing

Open Class: 1. Bob Marshall, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Brady Aymond, Lafayette Advertiser; 3. Joe Macaluso, Baton Rouge Advocate

 

Pro/College Photography

Open Class: 1. Michael DeMocker, Times-Picayune; 2. Travis Spradling, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Alex Brandon, Times-Picayune

 

Prep/Amateur Photography

Open Class: 1. Sean Gardner, Times-Picayune; 2. Matt Rose, Times-Picayune; 3. Jim Hudelson, Shreveport Times

 

Best Section

Class I: 1. New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Lake Charles American Press; 2. Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Monroe News-Star

 

Prep Writer of the Year

Class I: 1. Billy Turner, Times-Picayune; 2. Tammy Nunez, Times-Picayune; 3. Marty Mule, Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Brent St. Germain, Thibodaux Daily Comet; 2. Scott Hotard, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Teddy Renois, Thibodaux Daily Comet

 

Columnist of the Year

Class I: 1. Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Carl Dubois, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. William Weathers, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Brian Guilbeau, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Gary Laney, Lake Charles American Press; 3. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Advertiser

 

Story of the Year

Scott Hotard, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Sports writer of the Year

Scott Hotard, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Newspaper Sweepstakes

Class I: 1. New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Shreveport  Times

Class II: 1. Lafayette Advertiser; 2. Monroe News-Star; 3. Alexandria Daily Town Talk; Lake Charles American Press; 5. Thibodaux Daily Comet; 6. (tie) Ruston Daily Leader and Ascension Citizen

 

Sports Information

 

Best Release

1. T. Scott Boatright, Louisiana Tech; 2. Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech; 3. Doug Ireland, Northwestern State

 

Fact Sheet

Div. I: 1. Kent Lowe, LSU; 2. Doug Ireland, Northwestern State; 3. Michael Bonnette, LSU

Div. II: 1. Brian Miller, LSU; 2. Doug Ireland, Northwestern State; 3. Michael Bonnette, LSU

 

Media Guide

Div. I: 1. Michael Bonnette, LSU; 2. Kent Lowe, LSU; 3. T. Scott Boatright, Louisiana Tech

Div. II: 1. Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech; 2. Brian Miller, LSU; 3. Kent Lowe, LSU

 

 

2003 LSWA Contest Results

 

 

Writing Contest

Pro Event

Class I: 1. Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Benjamin Hochman, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 3. Bruce Brown, Lafayette Daily Advertiser

 

College Event

Class I: 1. Carl Dubois, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Benjamin Hochman, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Joseph Schiefelbein, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. John Marcase, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Scott Hotard, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Prep Event

Class I: 1. Russell Hedges, Shreveport Times; 2. Trey Iles, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Lori Lyons, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Bruce Brown, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Brady Aymond, Lafayette Daily Advertiser

 

Pro Columns

Class I: 1. Carl Dubois, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Glenn Guilbeau, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Karl Thibodeaux, Sports Net; 3. John Marcase, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

College Columns

Class I: 1. Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times; 2. Ted Lewis, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Brian McCallum, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. John Marcase, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Prep Columns

Class I: 1. Tammy Nunez, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Jim Rapier, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Marty Mule, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Brian Guilbeau, Lake Charles American Press; 3. O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Daily Leader

 

Pro Features

Class I: 1. Brian Vernellis, Shreveport Times; 2. William Kalec, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3.Jim Kleinpeter, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Daily Leader; 3. Ronnie Virgets, Gambit

 

College Features

Class I: 1. Glenn Guilbeau, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Dave Lagarde, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Mike Triplett, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Bruce Brown, Lafayette Advertiser; 2. Nick Deriso, Monroe News-Star; 3. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press

 

Prep Features

Class I: 1. Jim Rapier, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. William Weathers, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Brian McCallum, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Brenda Young, Monroe News-Star; 2. Brent St. Germain, Thibodaux Comet; 3. Paul Letlow, Monroe News-Star

 

Amateur Sports, Spot News

Open Class: 1. Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Philip Timothy, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Amateur Sports, Feature-Column

Class I: 1. Tammy Nunez, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Jim Kleinpeter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Philip Timothy, Louisiana Hunting & Fishing

Class II: 1. Scott Hotard, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Karl Thibodeaux, Sports Net; 3. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Spot News

Class I: 1. Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Benjamin Hochman, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Paul Letlow-Nick Deriso, Monroe News-Star; 2. Adam Burns, Lake Charles American Press

 

Series/Enterprise

Class I: 1. William Kalec, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Mike Triplett, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Bob Fortus, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Scott Beder-Nick Deriso, Monroe News Star; 2. Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Scott Hotard, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Headlines

Class I: 1. Phil Wehrle, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Phil Wehrle, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Jason Russell, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Brian Guilbeau, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Brian Guilbeau,Lake Charles American Press; 3. Paul Letlow, Monroe News-Star

 

Special Sections

Class I: 1. New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Lafayette Advertiser; 2. Monroe News-Star; 3. Lake Charles American Press

 

Sports Makeup

Class I: 1. Tensey Pricer, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Adrianna Garcia, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. David Jack Browning, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Kris Hasse, Monroe News-Star; 2. John Marcase, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Raymond Partsch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Outdoors Writing

Open Class: 1. Bob Marshall, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times; 3. Andrew Canulette, New Orleans Times-Picayune

 

Pro/College Photography

Open Class: 1. Travis Spradling, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Mark Saltz, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Jim Hudelson, Shreveport Times

 

Prep/Amateur Photography

Open Class: 1. Mark Saltz, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Travis Spradling, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Patrick Dennis, Baton Rouge Advocate

 

Best Section

Class I: 1. New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Shreveport Times

Class II: Lake Charles American Press; 2. Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Lake Charles American Press

 

Prep Writer of the Year

Class I: 1. Lori Lyons, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. William Weathers, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Brian McCallum, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Scott Hotard, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Adam Burns, Lake Charles American Press; 3. Brady Aymond, Lafayette Daily Advertiser

 

Columnist of the Year

Class I: 1. Glenn Guilbeau, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Carl Dubois, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Brian McCallum, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Nick Deriso, Monroe News-Star; 2. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 3. Gary Laney, Lake Charles American Press

 

Story of the Year

Brian Vermellis, Shreveport Times

 

Sportswriter of the Year

Scooter Hobb, Lake Charles American Press

 

Newspaper Sweepstakes

Class I: 1. New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Shreveport Times; 4. Louisiana Hunting & Fishing

Class II: 1. Lake Charles American Press; 2. Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 4. Monroe News-Star; 5. Sports Net; 6. Ruston Daily Leader; 7. Thibodaux Daily Comet; 8. Gambit Magazine

 

Individual Sweepstakes

Class I: 1. (tie) Carl Dubois, Baton Rouge Advocate and Glenn Guilbeau; 3. Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 4. Tammy Nunez, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 5. Phil Wehrle, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. (tie) Scott Hotard, Alexandria Daily Town Talk, Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; Nick Deriso, Monroe News-Star and Brian Guilbeau, Lake Charles American Press

 

Sports Information

Best Release

  1. Kent Lowe, LSU; 2. John Sudsbury, Tulane; 3. Doug Ireland, Northwestern State

 

Best Fact Sheet

Div. II: 1. Brian Miller, LSU; 2. Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech; 3. None awarded

Div. I: 1. Michael Bonnette, LSU; 2. Doug Ireland, Northwest State; 3. Kent Lowe, LSU

 

Media Guide

Div. II: 1. Phillip Allison, Tulane; 2. Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech; 3. Brian Miller, LSU

Div. I: 1. Michael Bonnette; 2. (tie) Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech and Brill Franques, LSU

 

2002 LSWA Contest Results

 

Writing Contest

Pro Event

Class I: 1. Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. O.K “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Daily Leader; 2. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 3. none awarded

 

College Event

Class I: Carl Dubois, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. William Weathers, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Jim Kleinpeter, New Orleans Times-Picayune;

Class II: 1. Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Scott Beder, Monroe News-Star; 3. Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Prep Event

Class I: 1. Trey Iles, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. William Weathers, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Brian McCallum, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Paul Letlow, Monroe News-Star; 3. Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Pro Columns

Class I: 1. Carl Dubois, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Glenn Guilbeau, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Sheldon Mickles, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1.Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Dan McDonals, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Brent St. Germain, Thibodaux Daily Comet

 

College Columns

Class I: Scott Ferrell, Shreveport Times; 2. Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times

Class II: Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Prep Columns

Class I: 1. Brian McCallum, Shreveport Times; 2. Trey Iles, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3 Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Brady Aymond, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Karl Thibodeaux, Sports Net

 

Pro Features

Class I: 1. Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Darrell Williams, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles America Press; 3. Paul Letlow, Monroe News-Star

 

College Features

Class I: 1. Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Trey Iles, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Peter Barrouquere, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Felicia Smith, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Scott Hotard, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Amateur Sports/Spot News

Class I: 1. Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times; 2. Benjamin Hochman, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Andrew Canulette, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 3. O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Daily Leaders

 

Amateur Sports, Feature/Column

Class I: 1. William Kalec, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Andrew Canulette, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Scott Beder, Monroe News-Star

 

Spot News

Class I: 1. John Reid, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Carl Dubois, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Eric Branch,  Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Scott Beder, Monroe News-Star; 3. Bruce Brown, Lafayette Daily Advertiser

 

Series/Enterprise

Class I: 1. Ted Lewis and Marty Mule, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. Dave Moorman, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Headlines

Class I: 1. Bruce Hamilton, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Bruce Hamilton, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Jason Russell, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Kris Haase, Monroe News-Star; 2. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser

 

Special Sections

Class I; 1. New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Baton Rouge Advocate; 3 Shreveport Times

Class II: Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Monroe News-Star; 3. Lake Charles American-Press

 

Sports Makeup

Class I: 1. Adrianna Garcia, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. David Jack Browning, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Tiffany Bennett, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Philip Timothy, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. John Marcase, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. None awarded

 

Outdoors writing

Open Class: 1. Philip Timothy, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Bob Marshall, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Gregory Gelpi, Natchitoches Times

 

Pro/College Photography

Open Class: 1. Sanford Myers, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Bill Feig, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Alex Brandon, New Orleans Times-Picayune

 

Prep/Amateur Photography

Open Class: 1. Mark Saltz, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Michael DeMocker, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Chuck Cook, New Orleans Times-Picayune

 

Best Section

Class I: 1. New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2.  Lake Charles American Press; 3. Lafayette Daily Advertiser

 

Prep Writer of the Year

Class I: 1. William Kalec, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Jim Rapier, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Lori Lyons, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Philip Timothy, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Columnist of the Year

Class I: 1. Brian McCallum, Shreveport Times; 2. Glenn Guilbeau, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Scott Ferrell, Shreveport Times

Class II: Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Brian Guilbeau, Lake Charles American Press; 3. Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Story of the Year

Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune

 

Sportswriter of the Year

Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Newspaper Sweepstakes

Class I: 1. New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Lake Charles American Press; 4. Monroe News-Star; 5. Ruston Daily Leader; 6. Thibodaux Daily Comet; 7. Natchitches Times and Sports Net

 

Individual Sweepstakes

Class I: 1. Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. William Kalec, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Carl Dubois, Baton Rouge Advocate; 4 . (tie) Brian McCallum, Shreveport Times and Trey Iles, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. (tie) Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Daily Town Talk and Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 5. Philip Timothy, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Sport Information Contest

Best release

1. Kent Lowe, LSU; 2. Doug Ireland, Northwestern State; 3. Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech

 

Best Fact Sheet

Div. I: 1. Michael Bonnette, LSU; 2. Doug Ireland, Northwestern State; 3. Troy Mitchell UL-Monroe

Div. II: 1. Troy Mitchell, UL-Monroe; 2. Melissa Reynaud, LSU; 3. Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech

 

Media Guides

Div. I: 1. Michael Bonnette, LSU; 2. Bill Franques, LSU; 3. Louis Bonnette, McNeese State

Div. II: 1. Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech; 2. Brian Miller, LSU; 3. Melissa Reynaud, LSU

 

2001 LSWA Contest Results

 

Writing Contest

Pro Event

Class I: 1. Jim Kleinpeter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Brian Vernellis, Shreveport Times; 3. Aaron Kuriloff, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Scott Beder, Monroe News-Star; 3. Dave Moormann, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

College Event

Class I: 1. Glenn Guilbeau, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Trey Iles, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. William Weathers, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. None awarded

 

Prep Event

Class I: 1. Glenn Guilbeau, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Trey Iles, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. William Weathers, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Hillary Smith, Monroe News Star

 

Pro Columns

Class I: 1. Peter Finney, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Roy Lang III, Shreveport Times; 3. Nakia Hogan, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. John Marcase, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. John Price, Houma Courier; 3. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Advertiser

 

College Columns

Class I: 1. Glenn Guilbeau, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Peter Finney, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Nakia Hogan, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Advertiser; 2. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Prep Columns

Class I: 1. Billy Turner, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Tammy Nunez, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Trey Iles, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Karl Thibodeaux, Sports Net; 2. Barry Johnson, Monroe News-Star; 3. Kevin Foote, Lafayette Advertiser

 

Pro Features

Class I: 1. Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Jeff Duncan, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. None awarded

Class II: 1. Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Bruce Viergutz, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Scott Beder, Monroe News-Star

 

College Features

Class I: 1. Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Carl Dubois, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Brian Allee-Walsh, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Jeff matthews, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Daily Leader; 3. Scott Beder, Monroe News-Star

 

Prep Features

Class I: 1. Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Lori Lyons, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3 Sheila Mulrooney Eldred, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Adam Burns, Lake Charles American Press; 3. Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Amateur Sports/Spot News

Class I: 1. Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Bob Marshall, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Sheldon Mickles, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class I: 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 2. O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Daily Leader; 3. None awarded

 

Amateur Sports/Feature Column

Class I: 1. Bob Marshall, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Nakia Hogan, Shreveport Times; 3. Tammy Nunez, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Karl Thibodeaux, Sports Net; 2. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 3. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser

 

Spot News

Class I: 1. Brian Allee-Walsh, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Marty Mule, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Gary Laney, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Dave Moormann, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Bruce Brown, Lafayette Daily Advertiser

 

Series/Enterprise

Class I: 1. Brian Vernellis, Shreveport Times; 2. Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Glenn Guilbeau, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Jeff Matthews, Bob Tompkins and Bruce Viergutz, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Scott Beder and Paul Letlow, Monroe News-Star; 3. Hillary Smith, Monroe News-Star

 

Headlines

Class I: 1. Phil Wehrle, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Phil Wehrle, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Matt Randolph, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Paul Letlow, Monroe News-Star; 2. Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Hilary Smith, Monroe News-Star

 

Special Sections

Class I: 1. Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Monroe News-Star; 3. Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Sports Makeup

Class I: 1. Amie Brooks, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Adriana Sareir, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Matt Randolph, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. John Marcase, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Philip Timothy, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press

 

Outdoors Writing

Open Class: 1. Mary Jimenez, Shreveport Times; 2. Bob Marshall, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. (tie) Philip Timothy, Alexandria Daily Town Talk and Wright Thompson, New Orleans Times-Picayune

 

College/Pro Photography

Open Class: 1. Alex Brandon, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Michael DeMocker, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Bill Feig, Baton Rouge Advocate

 

Prep/Amateur Photography

Open Class: 1.Brett Duke, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Douglas Collier, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Ellis Lucia, New Orleans Times-Picayune

 

Best Section

Class I: 1. New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Shreveport Times; 3. Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Lake Charles American Press; 2. Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Monroe News-Star

 

Prep Writer of the Year

Class I: 1. Tammy Nunez, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Robin Fambrough, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser

 

Columnist of the Year

Class I: 1. Peter Finney, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Jimmy Watson, Shreveport Times; 3. Dave Lagarde, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Advertiser; 3. Scott Beder, Monroe News-Star

 

Story of the Year

Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

 

Newspaper Sweepstakes

Class I: 1. New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Monroe News-Star; 3. Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 4. lake Charles American Press; 5. Sports Net; 6. Ruston Daily Leader; 7. Houma Courier

 

Individual Sweepstakes

Class I: 1. Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Glenn Guilbeau, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Peter Finney, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 4. Bob Marshall, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 5. Tammy Nunez, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II; 1. Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 4. (tie) Karl Thibodeaux, Sport Net, John Marcase, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; and Scott Beder, Monroe News-Star.

 

 

Sports Information Contest

 

Media Guides

Div. I: 1. Bill Franques, LSU; 2. Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech; 3. Kent Lowe, LSU

Div. II: 1. Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech; 2. Kent Lowe, LSU; 3. Fred Demarest, LSU

 

Best program: 1. Fred Demarest, LSU; 2. Louis Bonnette, McNeese State; 3. Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech

 

Best fact sheet: 1. Troy Mitchell, UL-Monroe; 2. Michael Bonnette, LSU; 3. Louis Bonnette, McNeese State

 

Best release: 1. Kent Lowe, LSU; 2. Louis Bonnette, McNeese State; 3. None awarded

 

2000 LSWA  Contest Results

 

Writing Contest

 Pro Event

Class I: 1. Bob Fortus, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Dave Lagarde, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. John Reid, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. David Friedlander, Lafayette Daily Advertiser

College Event

Class I: 1. Carl Dubois, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Mike Strom, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Paul Letlow, Monroe News-Star; 3. Dave Moormann, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

Prep Event

Class I: 1. Trey Iles, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. John Reid, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. William Weathers, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Karl Thibodeaux, Sports Net; 2. Bruce Vergutz, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. T. Scott Boatright, Monroe News-Star

Pro Columns

Class I: 1. John DeShazier, New Orleans Times-Picayane; 2. Sheldon Mickles, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Scott Ferrell, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Scott Beder, Monroe News-Star; 3. Pete McEntegard, Lafayette Daily Advertiser

College Columns

Class I: 1. Peter Finney, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Teddy Allen, Shreveport Times; 3. Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Pete McEntegard, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. Bruce Brown, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

Prep Columns

Class I: 1. Teddy Allen, Shreveport Times; 2. Tammy Nunez, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. John DeShazier, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Karl Thibodeaux, Sports Net; 2. Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Herman Fuselier, Opelousas Daily World

Pro Features

Class I: 1. Marty Mule, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. John Reid, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Ron Virgets, New Orleans Magazine; 2. Scott Beder, Monroe News-Star; 3. O.K. “Buddy” Davis, Ruston Daily Leader

College Features

Class I: 1. Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Nakia Hogan, Shreveport Times; 3. Michael Smith, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Greg Hilburn, Monroe News-Star; 2. John Marcase, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Paul Letlow, Monroe News-Star

Prep Features

Class I: 1. Derrick Goold, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Carl Dubois, Shreveport Times; 3. Lori Lyons, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Karl Thibodeaux, Sports Net; 2. Keith Prince, Monroe News-Star; 3. Greg Hilburn, Monroe News-Star

Amateur Sports/Spot News

Open Class: 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Scott Beder, Monroe News-Star

Amateur Sports/ Feature-Column

Class I: Darrell Williams, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Joy Hirdes, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. John Price, Houma Daily Courier; 2. Herman Fuselier, Opelousas Daily World; 3. Chuck Cannon, Monroe News-Star

Spot News

Class I: 1. Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Glenn Guilbeau, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Trey Iles, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Scott Beder, Greg Hilburn and Paul Letlow, Monroe News-Star; 2. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 3. (tie) Dave Moormann, Alexandria Daily Town Talk and Adam Burns, Lake Charles American Press

Series/Enterprise

Class I: 1. Carl Dubois, Shreveport Times; 2. Fred Robinson, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Bob Fortus, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. Dave Moormann, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

Headlines

Class I: Dean Rock, Shreveport Times; 2. Joseph Schiefelbein, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Dean Rock, Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Jeff Matthews, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 2. John Marcase, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. John Marcase, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

Special Sections

Class I: 1. New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Baton Rouge Advocate

Class II: 1. Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. Alexandria Daily Town Taak; 3. Houma Daily Courier

Sports Makeup

Class I: Jim Derry, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Matt Randolph, Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Adrianna Garcia, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II; 1.Kriss hasse, Monroe News-Star; 2. Philip Timothy, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 3. John Marcase, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

Outdoors Writing

Open Class: 1. Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Bill Bumgarner, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Andy Canulette, New Orleans Times-Picayune

College/Pro Photography

Open Class: 1. Ellis Lucia, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Ted Jackson, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Mark Saltz, Baton Rouge Advocate

Prep/Amateur Photography

Open Class: 1. Rusty Costanza, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Dan Currier, Monroe News-Star; 3. David Grunfeld, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Best Section

Class I: 1. New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 2. Lake Charles American Press; 3. Alexandria Daily Town Talk

Prep Writer of the Year

Class I: 1. Sheila Mulrony Eldred, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Derrick Goold, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 3. Trey Iles, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Adam Burns, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Kevin Foote, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; 3. Pete McEntegard, Lafayette Daily Advertiser

Columnist of the Year

Class I: 1. Sheldon Mickles, Baton Rouge Advocate; 2. Scott Ferrell, Shreveport Times; 3. Dave Lagarde, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Tensey Pricer, Lake Charles American Press; 3. Scott Beder, Monroe News-Star

Story of the Year

Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Newspaper Sweepstakes

Class I: 1. New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Baton Rouge Advocate; 3. Shreveport Times

Class II: 1. (tie) Lafayette Advertiser and Monroe News-Star; 3. Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 4. Lake Charles American Press; 5. Sports Net; 6. Houma Daily Courier; 7. (tie) New Orleans Magazine and Opelousas Daily World; 9. Ruston Daily Leader

Individual Sweepstates

Class I: 1. Josh Peter, New Orleans Times-Picayune; 2. Carl Dubois, Shreveport Times; 3. (tie) Sheldon Mickles, Baton Rouge Advocate; Trey Iles, New Orleans Times-Picayune; Teddy Allen, Shreveport Times; Derrick Goold, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Class II: 1. Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press; 2. Karl Thibodeaux, Sports Net; 3. Scott Beder, Monroe News-Star; 4. John Marcase, Alexandria Daily Town Talk; 5. (tie) Greg Hilburn, Monroe News-Star; Dan McDonald, Lafayette Daily Advertiser; Eric Branch, Alexandria Daily Town Talk and Pete McEntegard, Lafayette Daily Advertiser

 

Sports Information Division

Best Fact Sheet: 1. Kent Lowe, LSU; 2. Doug Ireland, Northwestern State; 3. Troy Mitchell, UL-Monroe

Best Release: 1. Doug Ireland, Northwestern State; 2. Kent Lowe, LSU; 3. Herb Vincent, LSU

Best Program: 1. Michael Bonnette, LSU; 2. Louis Bonnette, McNeese State; 3. Doug Ireland and Dustin Eubanks, Northwestern State

Media Guide I: 1. Herb Vincent, LSU; 2. Doug Ireland, Northwestern State; 3. Bill Franques, LSU

Media Guide II: 1. Michael Bonnette, LSU; 2. Dustin Eubanks, Northwestern State; 3. Troy Mitchell, UL-Monroe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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