2022 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Sports Feature Story ( 3,001 to 7,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Sauk Rapids Herald
    Entry Title: Lifelong golfer cherishes every shot, round
    Entry Credit: Tom Fenton
    Judge Comment: Mr. Stafney's big personality comes through. The quotes are colorful. This story shows that a sport can be important to people of all ages. Well done.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Red Wing Republican Eagle
    Entry Title: Revving up the horsepower
    Entry Credit: Jim Johnson
    Judge Comment: This story provides a good overview of demolition derby from the viewpoints of several different types of participants. From experienced to a first-time driver, we have a window into the event.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Plymouth / Wayzata Sun Sailor
    Entry Title: Reflections on girls sports on a trailblazer
    Entry Credit: John Sherman
    Judge Comment: It's important to explain the past for those who now stand on the shoulders of pioneers. Reading that McIntyre was allowed to use a bus if she learned how to drive it shows so much about how far women's sports have come since Title IX. People need to know about the challenges as well as the achievements.
  • Competition Comment: This was an extremely competitive field with many outstanding stories. Entry quality was strong.