The Wichita Eagle's Sports staff earned six awards in the 2010 Associated Press Sports Editors writing and section contests. Judging was completed last week in Indianapolis.
Columnist Bob Lutz was recognized by APSE for a sixth time, the third as a finalist in column writing. Lutz has been an Eagle sports columnist since 1996.
Tony Adame, who covers Kansas small colleges for the paper, was named a finalist for best game story. His entry detailed Butler Community College's one-point loss in the national junior-college football championship game to Navarro, Texas. Adame has been with The Eagle since 2008.
Kansas State beat writer Kellis Robinett was named a finalist in two categories. His story on K-State's Pinstripe Bowl loss to Syracuse — including the controversial celebration penalty near the end — is in the top 10, as is his news story detailing revelations from five depositions in the ongoing lawsuit between K-State and former football coach Ron Prince. Robinett has been with the paper for almost two years.
All writing finalists will be judged by a new panel in the spring and named first through fifth with five honorable mention in its circulation division.
The Eagle's Sunday sections were named top 10 in its division, while its daily sections (Monday through Saturday) were top 20.