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Jim O'Connell

Editorial Sports Editor

Have been at The Gazette since October 1996, pulling into town as Air Force kicked a field goal to beat Notre Dame in overtime. Graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont and Garden City High School in New York. Married to Cori with a son, Mike.

Running back Saquon Barkley (26) catches a football during Penn State NFL football Pro Day in State College, Pa., Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Michigan State's Miles Bridges (22) drives against Hillsdale's Ryan Badowski (2) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball exhibition game, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State won 75-44. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
Air Force Falcons goalie Billy Christopoulos (44) deflects the puck as the U.S. Air Force took on Army West Point at the Cadet Ice Arena at the U.S. Air Force Academy on Friday November 3, 2017 in Colorado Springs. The Air Force fell short 3-2. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
New Colorado College hockey coach Mike Haviland is introduced Tuesday, May 13, 2014, during a press conference at the Colorado College's El Pomar Sports Center. Haviland, who won the Stanley Cup in 2010 as an assistant coach for the Chicago Blackhawks, is CC's 14th coach. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Joe Parsons jumps above the lights during the Snowmobile Freestyle competition on the second day of the Aspen 2016 X Games Friday, Jan. 28, 2016, at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colo. Parsons took the gold with a score of 90.00. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
boys basketball
Rampart's Kayden Washington and Rampart's Jackson Ehrlin (right to left) fight for the ball during the fourth quarter of a game. Doherty defeated Rampart 89-87 in overtime at Doherty High School on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE
Alabama defensive back Levi Wallace runs the ball after he intercepts the ball against Mississippi quarterback Shea Patterson during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)