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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.

PREP FOOTBALL
The Palmer Ridge Bears hosted the Berthoud Spartans in the first round of the CHSAA class 3A football playoffs on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Don Breese Stadium. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing
homecoming
The New England Patriots are taking advantage of the high altitude fields at the Air Force Academy to get ready for this weekend's game with the Raiders in Mexico City. They had their first practice on the practice field at the Academy on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Russia Turkey
Russian President Vladimir Putin walks in a hall during his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, pool)
PATRIOTS BRONCOS
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) yells before the next play as the Denver Broncos faced off against New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado on Sunday November 12, 2017. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
PREP SOCCER
Air Academy Kadets senior Kristian Hooker (11) celebrates after his goal in the first half against the Windsor Wizards. The Kadets defeated the Wizards 4-1 in the second round of the CHSAA state playoffs in boys' soccer on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Air Academy High School. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing
CSCS midfielder/forward Lookens Smith battles Delta’s Alberta Consignio for the ball Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, during the first half of the 3A regional soccer playoff at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. CSCS won 3-2 to advance. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
CSCS midfielder/forward Lookens Smith battles Delta’s Alberta Consignio for the ball Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, during the first half of the 3A regional soccer playoff at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. CSCS won 3-2 to advance. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Lewis-Palmer's Justin Smith dunks the ball over Sand Creek's Tim Clemens during the second quarter Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Lewis-Palmer High School.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Lewis-Palmer's Justin Smith dunks the ball over Sand Creek's Tim Clemens during the second quarter Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Lewis-Palmer High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)