The Advocate’s Sports staff has received several substantial awards.

On Tuesday, The Advocate’s Sports section was judged as one of the best in the nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors, earning an APSE Top 10 as a daily section among newspapers with circulation between 75,000 and 175,000 for its 2014 coverage.

On Saturday, a pair of the sport section’s websites also scored Top 10 status, with The Advocate’s website earning that distinction for the second straight year among Class B and The New Orleans Advocate’s website placing among the nation’s best in Class C in its first time as an entry.

Joining The Advocate’s Sports section in the APSE Top 10 are the Bergen County (N.J.) Record, The Buffalo News, the Des Moines Register, The Detroit News, the Indianapolis Star, The Oklahoman, the Omaha World-Herald, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch.