- Associated Press - Sunday, June 8, 2014

TROY, Ala. (AP) - 2013 Alabama Sports Writers Association Winners and Runners-Up:

Best Sports Story, Writing On A Deadline, Professional Or College Event

Runner-Up_James Crepea, Montgomery Advertiser, Final Roll of Toomer’s Oaks

Winner_Jon Solomon, AL.com, “Retracing Chris Davis: The Improbable Iron Bowl Run for Auburn Fans”

Best Sports Story, Writing On A Deadline, Prep Or Other Amateur

Runner-Up_Stacy Long, Montgomery Advertiser, St. Jude Wins State Basketball Championship

Winner_Andrew Carroll, The Tuscaloosa News, Lance Tucker staying at Fayette County

Best Column, Four Columns Anytime Of The Year

Runner-Up_Christopher Walsh, BamaOnline.com/247Sports: It’s Beyond Time for Thomas; AJ’s Career Is Already a 10; Beyond the Season Of Giving; Norwood more than Clutch

Winner_Mike Szvetitz, Opelika-Auburn News: Bo Jackson is the Greatest Athlete of all Time; The firing of Auburn Baseball Coach John Pawlowski proves once again that, at Auburn, winning is everything; Auburn receiver Ricardo Louis’ “Prayer in Jordan-Hare” catch against Georgia will live forever in Auburn lore; What it was like to be on the field after Chris Davis’ “kick-6” to beat Alabama in the Iron Bowl

Best Football Feature Without A Deadline

Runner-Up_Ryan Wood, Opelika-Auburn News, Auburn’s greatest receiver paid a costly price for Hall of Fame career

Winner_Cecil Hurt, Tommy Deas, Aaron Suttles and D.C. Reeves, The Tuscaloosa News, 100th Anniversary of Birth of the late Paul W. “Bear” Bryant

Best Basketball Feature Without A Deadline

Runner-Up_Andrew Gribble, AL.com, Wendell Hudson, Alabama’s first black scholarship athlete, still contributing to Tide athletic department

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