It was a special weekend for the SportsNOLA team of writers at the annual Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction events in Natchitoches.
As part of the festivities, the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) honored several contributors at SportsNOLA.com, formerly NewOrleans.Com/Sports, with a trio of sweeps in all three website-only categories for sports writing excellence:
Open Class -- 1, Brian Allee-Walsh, NewOrleans.com. 2, Dan McDonald, NewOrleans.com. 3, Les East, NewOrleans.com.
Open Class -- 1, Brian Allee-Walsh, NewOrleans.com. 2, Les East, NewOrleans.com. 3, Dan McDonald, NewOrleans.com.
Open Class -- 1, Les East, NewOrleans.com. 2, Ken Trahan, NewOrleans.com. 3, Dan McDonald, NewOrleans.com.
Allee-Walsh was recognized for his work covering the New Orleans Saints for the past year as the best writer in two areas (Event and Features).
Placing in all three categories, East garnered first place for his weekly column contributions.
McDonald was recognized in all three categories for his work as a general columnist focusing on the state of Louisiana.
SportsNOLA's president and general manager Ken Trahan placed second for his regular column work featured on the website.
â€œWhen we launched Sportsnola.com, we committed our resources to building the best team in sports journalism. These awards and recognition from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association is further validation that weâ€™ve accomplished that goal," said Bill Hammack, Chief Executive Officer of NewOrleans.com L.L.C. "Ken Trahan has done and masterful job managing this process. My congratulations to everyone on Kennyâ€™s team.â€
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