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Daily Post named best sports section

The Gwinnett Daily Post won 13 awards in the Division II category, including 2004's best overall sports section, in voting conducted by the Georgia Sportswriters Association. The awards were handed out Saturday at the organization's annual convention, held at Jekyll Island.

The Daily Post also finished second for best special section and third for best layout.

Individually, staff writer Will Hammock won a first-place award for his feature on Olympic swimmer Amanda Weir and three second-place awards (for his feature on former MLB player Roy Carlyle, his feature on 6-year-old Carina Jimenez overcoming a liver transplant and his story on Shiloh head coach Tony Watkins winning his 400th game).

Staff writer Christine Troyke won a second-place award for her feature on former major leaguer Clete Boyer and took third place in best pro sports event story on deadline for game coverage of the Gwinnett

Gladiators.

Sports Editor Todd Cline won a second-place and two third-place awards for his columns on Shannon Jarvis missing his team's first win to be at the birth of his daughter, swimmer Eric Shanteau's agonizing miss at the U.S. Olympic trials and watching college football on TV.

Staff writer Corey Clark took home a third-place award for his feature on Berkmar football player Brandon George.

- From staff reports