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2010

Pleasant deals with struggles after dad’s death: My “Mona Lisa”

Creek’s McElroy part of a family of athletes: Dad played in MLB, Grandpa in Negro League

Let’s party for our lovely stadium: Celebration for The Dump

Wright saves day for La Marque: Coogs saved their legacy with a thrilling finish

2009

Indian lose game, but win coin toss: Texas Associated Press Managing Editors: Sports Spot News, Honorable Mention

A memorable day at the ballpark with Grandpa: My best column. Made my grandpa cry.

Coach’s cancer battle inspires Chargers: Clint Hartman is a true character

Frustrating start to season for Backe: The beginning of the end for Ball grad

2008

Personal fouls prompt coach to quit: Texas Associated Press Managing Editors: Sports Spot News, First Place

Injury cuts short Trahan’s season — again: Class act kid that had a string of bad luck

Karam-Gilbert rivalry begins: Gilbert won…this time

Vincent withdraws name from LM coach search and Burley picks new head football coach: I couldn’t make this story up if I tried.

2007

Player inspires Tourette sufferers: Texas Associated Press Managing Editors: Sports Feature, Honorable Mention

Astros win as Biggio gets 3,000th hit: Top 10 moment in my sports writing career

Fellowship of the lost title ring: Touching story about the discovery of a lost treasure

La Marque refuses to release coaching list: You screw with me, I’ll see you in court!

2006

Greatest. Dunk. Ever.: This actually was on the AND1 website

Coogs met adversity head-on in 2006: QB arrested. Star player shot. No problem for state champs.

Other awards

• 2010, Associated Press Sports Editors (National): Sunday Section, Winner (Top 10)

• 2010, Texas Associated Press Managing Editors: Sports Spot News, Honorable Mention

• 2009, Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools: Sports Writer of the Year

• 2008, Associated Press Sports Editors (National): Sunday Section, Honorable Mention (Top 20)

• 2008, Texas Press Association Better Newspaper: Sports Coverage, Second Place

• 2007, Associated Press Sports Editors (National): Special Section, Honorable Mention (Top 20)

• 2006, Alabama Press Association Better Newspaper: Sports Section, First place

• 2006, Alabama Press Association Better Newspaper: Sports Feature, First place

• 2006, Alabama Press Association Better Newspaper: Sports Single Event, Second place

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