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David Ramsey

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  • Ramsey: Air Force hopes desire leads to winning season

    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Failure is not an option, or so they say. The Air Force football team knows better. The Falcons stumbled to two wins and 10 losses last season. They lost by 18 or more points seven times. They ended the season with a 58-13 loss to Colorado State that could have been worse. The Rams...

  • Ramsey: Fit Colorado Springs marvels at ultra-fit athletes this week

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Tim Richter is a typical resident of Colorado Springs. He rides his bike from his Briargate home to his office, speeding along on a scenic trail. He estimates he rides 100 miles a week, sometimes commuting, sometimes for enjoyment. He was standing, bike at his side, Thursday afternoon...

  • Ramsey: Air Force QB Karson Roberts waits for another Reno

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    He'll always have Reno. Karson Roberts has a tough gig. He's Air Force's No. 3 quarterback, and he will spend the season as a spectator unless calamity strikes Kale Pearson and Nate Romine. Yes, there are dozens of No. 3 quarterbacks in America. But none of those No. 3s gained 161...

  • Ramsey: Matt Carpenter has new routine for Pikes Peak Marathon

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Matt Carpenter won the Pikes Peak Marathon 12 times and the Ascent six times. He spent Sunday working a few blocks from the finish line at Colorado Custard Company, which he owns. “It was a beautiful day out there to run,” he said late in the morning as he handed a chocolate cone to a...

  • Ramsey: Diabetes team cyclists linked by bond to compete, thrive

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Joonas Henttala rode the mountains of Colorado last summer as part of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. It was wonderful. It was terrible. He experienced extreme agony. He experienced extreme joy. "When you know you're facing those long climbs," he said, "it's a special feeling. You...

  • Ramsey: Swiss dentist Marc Lauenstein rules America's Mountain, wins Pikes Peak Marathon

    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    Marc Lauenstein works as a dentist in Switzerland, where he spends his days examining decay. His profession can be depressing. It's not easy to tell someone drills and shots and pain lurk in the near future. But he always takes a long break from his labor. He puts on his running...

  • Ramsey: Air Force's Pearson makes his audacious vision come true

    Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    On a sunny evening in March, Air Force quarterback Kale Pearson stood alone watching a crowd interview fellow QB Nate Romine. A scrimmage had just ended. Pearson, still nursing his surgically repaired right knee, could only watch his teammates beat on each other. Romine, blessed with...

  • Ramsey: You can wear Seahawks jersey in Colorado and not get punched

    Updated: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

    DENVER - The couple walked the streets of the capital of Colorado in peace. No one shouted mean words Thursday afternoon as they walked the 16th Street Mall. The male of the duo wore a Seahawks No. 12, signifying an inflated view of the value of fans. The female wore a Seahawks No....

  • Ramsey: Play game with Seahawks can't ease Super pain

    Published: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    The Broncos never will find revenge for Feb. 2, 2014, a day that will live in Colorado infamy for the next century. While 111.5 million Americans watched, including approximately 5.299 of Colorado's 5.3 million residents, the Seahawks left the Broncos in roughly the same state as...

  • Ramsey: Football Falcons vow 'never again' after 2013 horror film

    Updated: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    Broam Hart was recently watching one of those alien attack movies. You know the plot: A band of evil intruders from the far reaches of the universe invade our world, hoping to obliterate every last one of us. The aliens never succeed in complete obliteration. The death of all humans...

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