The Free Press, Mankato, MN


April 9, 2013

Free Press writer named Sports Writer of the Year by CNHI

MANKATO — Free Press staff writer Shane Frederick has been named “Sports Writer of the Year,” by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., the parent company of The Free Press.

Judges said:

“Frederick is a well-rounded reporter as evidenced by his hockey coverage, particularly after the firing of the coach at Minnesota State Mankato. He augments print stories with an active, and interactive, hockey blog that includes live game coverage and an ongoing Q-and-A with readers. In addition, Shane crafts strongly organized and reported features about off-beat topics including a pair of marathon-running parents and bike polo.”

The Free Press competed in the “large newspaper” division of CNHI newspapers. The finalist for Sports Writer of the Year was Phil Stacey of The Salem, Mass., News.


— The Free Press

Text Only | Photo Reprints

Latest auto racing news
Featured Ads
Live Moondogs coverage
Shane Frederick's Twitter updates
Chad Courrier's Sports Report
Latest NCAA basketball news
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
NDN Video
World Cup Hero Mario Gotze -- HALF-NAKED MUD BATH ... With Hot Model GF RG3 answers critics, grateful for coaches' support Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent First impressions of Giants' new up-tempo offense Athletic Gaines: Where LeSean McCoy, Kenjon Barner, and more prepare for NFL season Denver Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen Resigns Control Sterling says he's not trying to block Clippers sale Jack White's Cub Face Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Eli, Giants learning new offense How Emmanuel Mudiay Ended Up in China Selig: MLB 'more popular today than ever' Boy With Life-Threatening Tumor Gets Wish To Visit PNC Park, Meet Cutch Longhorns Coach Disses Texas With Compliment - @TheBuzzeronFOX James Rodriguez Joins Real Madrid Kluwe: How can Tony Dungy advocate felons, not Michael Sam Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Bowlsby talks cheating in NCAA Clay Travis On Mettenberger Punch & "Dumbest Fanbase" - @TheBuzzeronFOX Morosi: Lee could be a tough sell