Sports columnist Mike Littwin of The Sun was honored last week with a third place in the Best Columnist category of the annual Associated Press Sports Editors Contest.
Littwin has finished in the top five of the national contest for three straight years. He earned second place and fifth place the previous two years. Mitch Albom of the Detroit News finished first, and Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe (formerly of The Evening Sun) was second this year.
Albom, who has finished first three consecutive years, and Littwin are the only columnists who have finished in the top five the past three years.