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David Ramsey

Local Sports Columnist

  • Ramsey: God, and we, should be concerned about more than games

    Updated: Sat, Mar 22, 2014

    Mom was stunned. She had just listened in the late 1970s to a Bible-school teacher offer parking advice. Pray as you approach a busy mall, the teacher said, and The Creator of the World will provide a choice parking space. Mom and dad often pondered how to make what was important...

  • Ramsey: Anybody can win picking brackets, so don't listen to experts

    Updated: Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    A long time ago, I was sitting at my newsroom desk in a small city in Texas, pondering my NCAA Tournament bracket. A few feet away, our newspaper's lifestyle editor savored an unfiltered cigarette while pondering her bracket. I had chosen the logical approach, closely examining each...

  • Ramsey: Air Force loss on top of CC defeat makes for dark day in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, Mar 16, 2014

    What a dark day for college hockey in Colorado Springs. Colorado College loses to North Dakota in the NCHC playoffs, but that was expected. The Tigers, who spent this entire season wandering around lost, were playing in one of the most deafening, most hostile, most electric college...

  • Ramsey: Unbeaten underdog Mesa Ridge girls show who is top dog in 4A state hoops final

    Published: Sat, Mar 15, 2014

    BOULDER - Imagine a girls' basketball team with a perfect record, a team blessed with a fast, athletic 6-foot-4 center, a team that won 16 games by more than 20 points, a team jammed with young women hungry to rule the state. And now imagine that same team as the underdog in the state...

  • RAMSEY: CSCS needs focus for next year

    Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    Meet the team that should be the favorite to win the Colorado 2015 3A boys basketball title: The Colorado Springs Christian School Lions. Yes, I realize CSCS lost to Holy Family, 59-51, in Friday's 3A state semis at Clune Arena. But this is a remarkably gifted team, at least by...

  • Ramsey: True competition awaiting CSCS in semifinals

    Published: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    Early in the second quarter at Air Force's Clune Arena, fans of the Colorado Springs Christian School boys' basketball team endured a shock. Their favorite team only led by 8 points in the Class 3A state quarterfinals against Denver Science & Tech. "I was a little worried there,"...

  • Ramsey: If Tre' Coggins returns, he could lift Air Force basketball

    Updated: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    Good times should be just around the bend for Air Force's men's basketball team, but there's one massive question hanging over the program. Is talented sophomore point guard Tre' Coggins returning to the Falcons next season? He's scored 20 or more points eight times this season. He's...

  • Ramsey: Derrick White has UCCS men's basketball team on the rise

    Updated: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    DENVER - Derrick White shrugged as he thought back to his flight pattern. "I have no idea how high I was," White said. Let me tell you, Derrick. You were astonishingly high. White soared to stupendous heights while carrying his Mountain Lions into the finals of the Rocky...

  • Ramsey: The almosts, not so big deal, and stray dogs of Sochi

    Updated: Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - Winter never arrived for this Winter Olympics. The skies were clear. The temperatures soared to ridiculous, and wonderful, heights. The mountains glowed in the sunlight and intense moonlight. Sunshine seldom departed, and the terrorists never arrived. That's the...

  • Ramsey: As these Sochi Games end, a reminder of why we need them

    Updated: Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - In the late days of the 19th century, a wonderful idea turned into a wonderful reality. Athletes across the globe gathered every four years for a true world championship, and on a planet plagued with strife and bloodshed, these Games somehow remained peaceful. Julie...

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