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Ledger-Enquirer sports staff wins awards

The Ledger-Enquirer won 10 awards, including three for first place, in the 2007 Georgia Sports Writers Association contest, it was announced Wednesday.

The sports staff won first-place awards for having the Best Daily Sports Section and the Best Sports Section Layout.

David Ching also won a first-place award for Best Story in Outdoors Writing for a story on Olympic shooters.

Ching also won a pair of second-place awards. He earned second in the Outdoors Writing category for a story on Olympic shooter Nicole Cooper. His other second came in Amateur, Non-Scholastic Sports for his profile of Judge Aaron Cohn being inducted into the Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame.

The Ledger-Enquirer also won a second in Best Sunday Sports Section.

Robert Spruck earned a pair of second-place awards. One was in Best High School Event Story on Deadline for his story on Carver winning its state football title. The other was in Best High School News Story on Deadline for his story on a Calvary Christian baseball player being injured during a game.

Sports columnist Troy Johnson won a second and a third in the Best Column category for columns on Nick Saban and Bobby Petrino.

The Ledger-Enquirer competes in the same circulation category with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Augusta Chronicle, Macon Telegraph and the Savannah Morning News.

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