- 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

Winner_Jon Solomon, AL.com, Crimson Tide wheelchair basketball: Home of determined athletes, not feel-good stories

Best Baseball Feature Without A Deadline

Runner-Up_Gregg Dewalt, TimesDaily, Youth League Player, Nine Year Old, Allen Smith

Winner- Mark Inabinett, Mobile Press-Register/AL.com, The only black player in the history of the Southern Association made his only appearances in two games in Mobile in 1954

Best Track/Field and Cross County Feature Without A Deadline

Runner-Up- Tommy Deas, The Tuscaloosa News, Diondre Batson eyes school records

Winner_Solomon Crenshaw, Jr., The Birmingham News/AL.com, Trey Hardee, Olympic decathlete

Best Golf Feature Without A Deadline

Co-Runner-Up_Nick Johnston, The Gadsden Times, Westbrook’s Catanzaro prepares for tourney in Scotland

Co-Runner-Up_Mark Inabinett, Mobile Press-Register/al.com, 65-year-old golfer shoots his age

Winner_Tommy Deas, The Tuscaloosa News, Cammie Gray mastering the mental game

Best Wrestling and Boxing Feature Without A Deadline

Co-Runner-Up_Nick Johnston, The Gadsden Times, Local Boxer Abernathy prepares for Reno

Co-Runner-Up_Aaron Suttles, The Tuscaloosa News, Deontay Wilder’s historic knockout string

Winner_Solomon Crenshaw, Jr., The Birmingham News/AL.com, Walter Harris, UFC fighter

Best Auto Racing Feature Without A Deadline

Runner-Up_Mark Inabinett, Mobile Press-Register/AL.com, Racer lifer wins another championship with a little help from his friends

Winner_Mark McCarter, The Huntsville Times/AL.com, Janet Guthrie had qualified ninth for the 1977 Talladega 500

Best General Sports Feature Without A Deadline

Runner-Up_Tommy Deas, The Tuscaloosa News, Paul Bryant Jr. builds his own legacy

Winner_Aaron Suttles and Tommy Deas, The Tuscaloosa News, Breaking down Alabama’s athletic budget

Best Enterprise Story

Runner-Up_Brandon Marcello, AL.com, Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn’s meteoric rise begins in the Arkansas Delta and nearly ends following his first breakthrough year as a college assistant in his home state

Winner_Christopher Walsh, BamaOnline.com/247Sports, Their place in history: A look at Alabama’s, Nick Saban’s and AJ McCarron’s place in college football lore

Best Investigative Story

Runner-Up_James Crepea, Montgomery Advertiser, Cost of Auburn curfew program topped $77,000.00

Winner_Tommy Deas and Andrew Carroll, The Tuscaloosa News, Two prep soccer players declared ineligible for attending University of Alabama camp

Best Story or Series Writing - Non Daily

Best Column or a Feature

Runner-Up_Shannon Fagan, Cherokee County Herald, “Marathon will go on” Austins reflect flowing Boston Marathon bombing

Winner_Shannon Fagan, Cherokee County Herald, “Bright Star” ”Cherokee County native’s battle with cerebral palsy hasn’t slowed him down

Best Story or Series Writing - Non Daily

Best Game Story

Runner-Up_Shannon Fagan, Cherokee County Herald, “Film-study fireworks” Big first half lifts Collinsville past Spring Garden

Winner_Shannon Fagan, Cherokee County Herald, “One for the Ages” Trojans end 17-year drought to Cedar Bluff

Headlines - Four Headlines

Runner-Up_Michael Wetzel, The Decatur Daily: Twice the limit; Season to smile; One, two, Tre, four; Dream Catchers

Winner_Staff, The Tuscaloosa News: What can Brown do for you; Tiger drops the ball; Kicking Themselves; Buc Dynasty

Best Sports Layout

Runner-Up_The Tuscaloosa News

Winner_The Gadsden Times

Best Supplement or Special Edition

Runner-Up_The Gadsden Times

Winner- The Tuscaloosa News, The Legend Lives On, 100 years after his birth, “Bear” Bryant is still an icon

Sweepstakes Award (Herby Kirby Memorial Award)

Best Story From All Categories Above

Christopher Walsh, BamaOnline.com/247Sports, Their place in history: A look at Alabama’s, Nick Saban’s and AJ McCarron’s place in college football lore

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