SEATTLE-Patch took home its first SPJ Pacific Northwest journalism award Saturday night, winning first place in the online sports reporting category of the Excellence in Journalism Competition.
Editor Brent Champaco won for his stories on University Place athletes:
- Then 9-year-old l, a track-and-field phenom who is competing against girls twice her age
- , the Curtis-turned-WSU basketball player who led his team to the state finals before losing in the title game
- , the Curtis football player who, before his last home game on Senior Night, used a laptop to chat with his mother, who was in the hospital.
Other South Sound publications honored include The News Tribune and Tacoma KOMO.