Salt Lake Tribune staffers reeled in six Top Ten awards in the Associated Press Sports Editors contest, held this past week in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Tribune was named one of the nation’s Top Ten Sunday sports sections, and earned another Top Ten award for its sports website in the “B” category for mid-size newspapers with print circulations between 38,000 and 82,999.
Tribune writers won four other APSE awards.
Longtime Tribune sports columnist Gordon Monson won his third Top Ten in the past six years in the sports columns category.
Reporter Courtney Tanner won in the features category for her story about a Box Elder High School lacrosse team and community rocked by the suicides of two players, and how the coach responded to it.
Reporter Andy Larsen and Tribune alum Christopher Kamrani teamed up for a Top Ten story in the explanatory category about the poor reputation of Utah Jazz fans around the NBA following the ugly, racially-tinged run-in between a fan and former Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook, and how the team went all-out to address the problem.
And reporter Tony Semerad and Kamrani won another Top Ten in the explanatory category for their story about the potential impacts of climate change on Utah’s quest for a second Winter Olympics.