Eagle staffers win four awards from press association
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 11:21
     Dundalk Eagle staffers won four awards in the Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia Press Association’s annual editorial contest.
    The awards, which were for work published in 2013, were presented at a luncheon at the Westin BWI Hotel in Linthicum Heights on May 16.
    Associate Editor Bill Gates got a second-place nod in the Sports Story category for his Nov. 21, 2013, report on the state championship win by the Sparrows Point High girls soccer team.
    He also won second-place honors in the Non-Daily Sports Column category for his March 21, 2013, column “Remembering Christie Trionfo, a special athlete, woman,” remembering Christie Trionfo Quigley, the Dundalk High alumna-turned-college lacrosse coach who died in a bus crash last year.
    Reporter Nicole Rodman also picked up a second-place award in the Continuing Coverage category for her ongong reporting of the aftermath of the closing of the Sparrows Point steel mill, including  articles on the legal wrangling over pensions, workers’ struggles to navigate the system of benefits and training programs, the shutdown of Local 9477 and efforts to preserve local steel history.
    Editor Steve Matrazzo took a second-place nod in the Local Column: Feature or Humor category for his Feb 21, 2013, column “The Eagle gets a very different sort of recognition,” about The Eagle’s appearance in a humorous sexually-themed City Paper cover illustration.
    All of the awards came in the division for non-daily newpapers with circulations between 10,000 and 20,000.
    The Eagle has won a total of 106 state, regional and national awards since 1998.