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Jim Owczarski

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Jim Owczarski is an award-winning sports journalist and comes to Milwaukee by way of the Chicago Sun-Times Media Network.

A three-year Wisconsin resident who has considered Milwaukee a second home for the better part of seven years, he brings to the market experience covering nearly all major and college sports.

To this point in his career, he has been awarded six national Associated Press Sports Editors awards for investigative reporting, feature writing, breaking news and projects. He is also a four-time nominee for the prestigious Peter J. Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism, presented by the Chicago Headline Club, and is a two-time winner for Best Sports Story. He has also won numerous other Illinois Press Association, Illinois Associated Press and Northern Illinois Newspaper Association awards.

Jim's career started in earnest as a North Central College (Naperville, Ill.) senior in 2002 when he received a Richter Fellowship to cover the Chicago White Sox in spring training. He was hired by the Naperville Sun in 2003 and moved on to the Aurora Beacon News in 2007 before joining OnMilwaukee.com.

In that time, he has covered the events, news and personalities that make up the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, NCAA football, baseball and men's and women's basketball as well as boxing, mixed martial arts and various U.S. Olympic teams.

Golf aficionados who venture into Illinois have also read Jim in GOLF Chicago Magazine as well as the Chicago District Golfer and Illinois Golfer magazines.



Recent Articles
 
 Sports - September 16, 2014
 5 questions for Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett
 Scooter Gennett got a taste of the big leagues in 2013, and now he's helping the Milwaukee Brewers make a playoff push in his first full season. We caught up with the second baseman to talk about what he's learned about the Cream City and its people, being set on fire, and how he likes to relax on off days.
 
 Sports - September 14, 2014
 Packers get nasty in comeback win over Jets
 The Green Bay Packers needed something to change, offensively or defensively, after falling behind 21-3 to the New York Jets on Sunday. The change came courtesy of defensive end Mike Daniels, whose pressure forced an interception, which led to a touchdown, which changed the course of the game in the Packers' 31-24 comeback victory at Lambeau Field.
 
 Sports - September 12, 2014
 Review: Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 golf irons, Nexus carry bag
 It's late summer, but there is still plenty of good golf to be played, and now might be a good time to think about upgrading your old equipment. I finally did, after playing the same clubs for the better part of six years. Here's a look at the Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 irons and the Nexus Carry Bag.
 
 Living - September 12, 2014
 Komen Race for the Cure's local impact
 The Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure is coming up on Sunday, Sept. 21 along Milwaukee's lakefront, and the foundation's proceeds has been making a real impact in the community for women who lack access to breast cancer screenings. For many women, awareness campaigns are still important, as are the grants to health groups that the local Komen chapter provides.
 
 Sports - September 11, 2014
 Tempers flare at Miller Park as Brewers top Marlins
 The benches cleared after an odd two-batter sequence when Milwaukee Brewers starter Mike Fiers hit Miami Marlins MVP-candidate Giancarlo Stanton in the face and pinch hitter Reed Johnson on back-to-back pitches -- which resulted in an inning-ending strikeout. Carlos Gomez was later hit, and the Brewers won two in a row for the first time since the end of August.
 
 Sports - September 11, 2014
 Autographs provide a trip down memory lane
 I was (OK, still am) a sports nut. I love the games. I have an appreciation for the players and respect what they do. But when I was a kid, the athletes (and some coaches) were superheroes. I only saw them on TV, or maybe a couple times a year at a ballpark. One way for a younger me to connect was to write letters and ask for autographs. I came across those old mementos recently, and it was a flashback to a simpler time.
 
 Sports - September 11, 2014
 Boykin ready to take advantage of new role
 Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin went from being an undrafted free agent pickup to one of the team's top three pass catchers in three years. He did it by working hard, but by also mastering the offense. Now, he's primed for a bigger role after earning Aaron Rodgers' trust.
 
 Sports - September 10, 2014
 Fantasy football week 2 picks
 It was an injury-filled Week 1 and you might be one of many already combing the waiver wire for the next big thing and potentially profitable matchup this week. We're here to help with who to start, who to sit, and which member of the Green Bay Packers might be a sneaky play this week.
 
 Sports - September 10, 2014
 Golfer's delight: Irish Course at Whistling Straits
 Herb Kohler and architect Pete Dye have a championship legacy up in Kohler, with Blackwolf Run and The Straits course having hosted multiple majors. But there is another course, woven beside The Straits that offers up an unexpectedly different layout than the other two. Add in some of the amenities at The American Club and Kohler Waters Spa and you've got quite an experience.
 
 Sports - September 9, 2014
 5 questions for Brewers centerfielder Carlos Gomez
 A year after breaking out with an all-star campaign and a Gold Glove, Milwaukee Brewers centerfielder Carlos Gomez has followed it up with not just another All-Star season, but one in which he should receive Most Valuable Player votes. We caught up with Gomez to ask about head taps, his Gold Glove and if he'd rather win a game offensively, or defensively.
 


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