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2015 Tony Gasparovich Award
Sandy Ringer Honored with 2015 Tony Gasparovich
our 2015 Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet, retired sports writer Sandy Ringer was honored with the Tony Gasparovich
Sandy covered high-school football, as well as a variety of
other prep sports, for nearly four decades, devoting her entire
career to a field of journalism often viewed by sports report -ers as a stepping stone to collegiate or professional beats.
Preps remained her passion, particularly football, and she
became well known for not only her game coverage, but for
an ability to write entertaining and sensitive feature stories
about young student athletes – especially those who over -came obstacles to succeed on the field.
After stops at a variety of smaller newspapers, Sandy got her dream job with
The Seattle Times in 1987 and spent 28 years on the staff before retiring last
fall. A graduate of Eisenhower High School in Yakima (1971) and Washing-ton State University (1975), she has won several writing awards and received
media awards from a variety of state coaches associations. She was just notified
that she also will be inducted into the WIAA hall of fame this year.