The Associated Press Sports Editors recognized the Casper Star-Tribune this week for producing one of the 10 best daily sports sections in the country for newspapers of its size. Brandon Foster, who covers University of Wyoming athletics for the Star-Tribune, earned three top 10 awards in voting that concluded Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Florida.
“These awards demonstrate that our sports staff consistently produces excellent work,” said Joshua Wolfson, editor of the Star-Tribune. “They’ve continued a long tradition of the Star-Tribune earning multiple APSE awards. I couldn’t be more proud.”
Foster, who has been covering UW athletics since May 2016, was honored in the Under-30,000 circulation category for column writing, game story and projects. The project piece was the series “Firebaugh Files” that Foster wrote detailing former Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen’s rise from an unrecruited high school quarterback in Firebaugh, California, to a potential first-round draft pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.
“Ever since he was hired, Brandon has continued to raise the bar on our coverage of University of Wyoming athletics,” Star-Tribune sports editor Jack Nowlin said. “Not only has Brandon gone above and beyond in covering UW football and men’s basketball, but he has helped expand our coverage of Wyoming women’s basketball and wrestling.
“And his work on how the UW athletics administration has had to deal with cutbacks in its budget brought many of the issues to the forefront of public perception.”
Foster, who grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, lives in Laramie.
The individual writing awards will be ranked from one to 10 this summer.
The APSE awards are voted on by sports editors from across the nation.
The Star-Tribune has won 25 APSE section/website/writing awards since 2010. The newspaper competes against other newspapers with a circulation under 30,000.