Idyllwild Town Crier Staff Reporter Marshall Smith has garnered another honorable mention this year, this one for Best Sports Feature Story for “Todd Carpenter finishes first in under 50 in Race Across the West” that ran last year.

The award was from the National Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Editorial Contest in the Daily and Non-Daily Division circulation under 3,000.

The judge’s comment was, “Good to capture this man’s victory.”