Sports writer wins awards

Lori Chase, a sports writer for the Reporter Argus, holds the two first place Keystone Press Awards she won for sports reporting.

Reporter Argus correspondent Lori Chase was recently recognized by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association as part of the organization’s 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards, a statewide contest for PNA members. The awards were presented for work done in 2018, with entries submitted in January of this year.

Competing in Division VII (for weeklies under 5,000 circulation), Chase took first place in both Sports Beat Reporting, for a series of stories following the Port wrestling team through the district, regional, and state tournaments, and in Sports Event Coverage for a story on the Port/Smethport boys soccer co-op winning the league championship last fall.

The Keystone Press Awards recognizes journalism that consistently provides relevance, integrity, and initiative in serving readers, and faithfully fulfills its First Amendment rights/responsibilities.

Winners were honored at the Keystone Press Awards Banquet during the Pennsylvania Press Conference on May 18 at Harrisburg.