Rick Morwick was named Sportswriter of the Year.

Rick Morwick was named Sportswriter of the Year.

The sports editor at the Daily Journal (Franklin) received one of the most prestig­ious awards in state sports journalism.

Rick Morwick was named Sports­writer of the Year by the Indiana Sports­writers and Sportscasters Association.

The award is given each year to the best sportswriter in the state, regardless of newspaper circulation.

Morwick has been sports editor at the Daily Journal since 2004 and started at the newspaper as a sportswriter in 1991.

His work goes beyond the action on the playing field and takes readers into the work, training, victories and challenges of athletes, the issues involved in coaching sports today and the big money involved in sports at all levels.

Morwick has written about Larry Bird as a player, coach and team president. He has covered nearly every high school sport and multiple state final competitions and brings readers stories, features and analysis from the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers and Franklin College.

He has covered the NCAA Tournament, the NBA Finals, and two Super Bowls.

In his 23-year career, Mor­wick has won 23 first-place awards from the HSPA Foundation and Indiana Associated Press Managing Editors.

– Daily Journal (Franklin)