Believe it or not, I hated writing for a long time. That changed sometime around my sophomore year of high school, when I think I realized someone might eventually pay me to watch sports. That turned out to be the case, and I don’t take it for granted.

I spent six years as a freelance sportswriter — 2008-14 at the Citizen’s News, and 2010-14 at the Republican-American — before I started as a full-time reporter with the Rep-Am. In that time, I’ve earned nearly a dozen citations from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists, including four first-place wins.

I’ve selected several of my award-winning pieces, plus a few others, to share in this portfolio. They are separated by columns, features, news and special sections — clicking on a link will bring you to the story page, where you’ll see the story text and its page layout.

Sports Columns

Sports Features

Sports News

Sports Special Sections