David Ramsey

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David Ramsey has written sports columns for The Gazette for 10 years. He's visited all 50 states, and he's wise enough to realize Colorado is the best of those 50. He's a graduate of Denver South High School, Abilene Christian University and Syracuse University, where he earned a master's degree in American History in 2003. He's placed nine times in the national Asssociated Press Sports Editors (APSE) contest, including two first-place finishes. He's covered the Athens, Beijing and London Olympics for The Gazette. He's the father of Ruth, a Rampart High grad, and Luke and Caleb, both grads of Pikes Peak Christian. He's an avid cyclist. He hopes to climb Mount Massive this summer, but he says that every year. Gazette sports columnist David Ramsey brings you the personal side of sports along with his personal analysis.

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Woodland Park football rebounds to top Manitou Springs


Woodland Park overcame its first-game blues with a convincing 35-14 win at Manitou Springs.

The Class 3A Panthers suffered through a 48-0 beating by Rampart last week, but rebounded with an aggressive, if...

Ramsey blog: Oh, boy. It's going to be a long season for Patriot haters

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette

Here we go again.

After the circus that was Deflategate and after all the fresh talk of the Patriots cheating ways - after all that - we were given yet another glimpse of the immense might of the Tom...

Ramsey: American Olympic athletes jump into Rio's dirty waters


Katie Zaferes heard frightening tales about Rio de Janeiro's water. Heard about fecal matter and nasty bacteria. Heard about the danger of illness.

She ignored the disturbing tales. On Aug. 2, she dived into...

Rio not only destination with questionable water


Rio de Janeiro is not the only urban area with water problems.

Sarah Groff will compete in the triathlon next summer in the Rio Olympics. She remembers a competition in Seoul, South Korea in 2010.


Ramsey blog: Emmanuel Sanders returning punts? Not a good idea

By: David Ramsey

Emmanuel Sanders stands 5-foot-11 (maybe) and weighs 180 pounds (again, maybe) and he's expected to again catch more than 100 passes from Peyton Manning. He's one of the Broncos five or six most important...

Colorado Springs Switchbacks rout visiting Austin Aztex, move into first in USL Western Conference


A dominating performance.

The Colorado Springs Switchbacks cruised to a 3-0 win over the Austin Aztex at Sand Creek Stadium, but the score is deceptive.

"It could have been five or six," a slightly...

Ramsey: Air Force's defense shoves aside questions in rout

By: DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette

Moses Skillon already had endured a tough afternoon at Falcon Stadium.

Then he ran into Alex Hansen, Air Force's wisely enraged senior defensive end.

Skillon, Morgan State's quarterback, was scanning...

Ramsey blog: Tebow gets cut. Is he - finally - done?

When the Philadelphia Eagles traded Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals late this week, it seemed Tim Tebow finally had found an NFL home. He wasn't exactly the prized tenant in that home, but he seemed to have...