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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 19, 2014
 Matthews is on the move in Packers defense
 Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has a sack and five quarterback hurries in two games, but it feels like a "drop" in production for the four-time Pro Bowler. Is it because he's moving around in Dom Capers' new defense, or because he's in coverage more often? He doesn't think so.
 
 Sports - September 19, 2014
 Reports: Gary Payton to mentor Giannis
 Reports out of Greece say that former NBA All-Star point guard Gary Payton has been hired by new Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd to work with second-year player Giannis Antetokounmpo.
 
 Sports - September 18, 2014
 Packers run game has been grounded
 The Green Bay Packers are finding that teams are making an effort to stop Pro Bowl running back Eddie Lacy from gaining much yardage, and therefore traction, in the offense. It's worked for two weeks. Can they turn it around as the team heads to Detroit?
 
 Sports - September 17, 2014
 Fantasy football week 3 picks
 So, how many starters did you lose to injury last week? Odds are your roster is in flux, and the waiver wire is going to be hot again, so we're back to help you decide who to pick up, who to start and who to sit.
 
 Sports - September 17, 2014
 Krushing it: Brewers' Davis finds his balance at the plate
 It seems like a long time ago, but Khris Davis' ability to adjust his approach at the plate in mid-May (and carry it through the year) has helped the Milwaukee Brewers' left fielder remain a powerful factor in the lineup as the team looks to wrap up a postseason berth this month.
 
 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.
 


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