David Ramsey

Local Sports Columnist

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.
  • Ramsey: Bill Tierney gleefully defies lacrosse history, brings national title to the University of Denver

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Denver's Bill Tierney, the emperor of American lacrosse, is celebrating his seventh NCAA title. It's a historical triumph, the first by a school in our nation's heartland. He took a break from his rejoicing to take a friendly jab at a repentant doubter. "If I remember correctly,...

  • Ramsey: Will Nuggets draft a superstar? History screams no

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Josh Kroenke looked stunned and confused and disappointed. In short, he looked like a Denver Nuggets fan. On Tuesday night, Kroenke hoped to climb to the top of the NBA draft lottery. Instead, the basketball powers from above handed Kroenke, the Nuggets struggling mastermind, the No....

  • Ramsey: Cheyenne Mountain's Hannah Gerdin appreciates winning her third soccer title

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    COMMERCE CITY - Hannah Gerdin is an expert when it comes to state soccer titles. She's won three during her spectacular career at Cheyenne Mountain, which gives her the luxury of comparing the times she ruled Colorado. "This is different," she said after leading her teammates to an...

  • Ramsey: Hope lifted Cheyenne Mountain's fallen girls' soccer team

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Hope isn't always logical. Hope is always powerful. Want proof? Just look at Cheyenne Mountain's once-hopeless girls' soccer team. Coach Tomas Martinez had little concrete reason to believe in his team in early April. A proud program was wandering around lost. And we're talking...

  • Ramsey: Brianna Alger blast was all cushion Lewis-Palmer needed to face Cheyenne Mountain in girls' soccer 4A state final

    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    PARKER - Brianna Alger was standing 25 yards from the goal. Her coach, Ryan Parsons, had a strong idea of what was going to happen next: A goal. Alger launched a rocket of a shot into the back of the net, giving her Lewis-Palmer Rangers all the cushion they would need in the 4A...

  • Cheyenne Mountain returning to 4A state title soccer game

    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    PARKER - Cheyenne Mountain's journey on the return road to the state championship soccer game was looking perilous. But the Indians recovered from an early blow to take a 2-1 win over Ponderosa in the Class 4A state girls' semis. The victory lifted Cheyenne Mountain to its third...

  • Ramsey blog: Bowlen important to Broncos, but many others are more important

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    I'm glad Pat Bowlen will join the Bronco Ring of Fame. He deserves the honor. But, please, let's not get carried away. Let's not get sentimental. Bowlen never caught a pass, never threw a touchdown, never devised a game plan. He's an important piece in Broncos history, but there...

  • Ramsey: Colorado College Tigers' most important hockey games will be against Air Force

    Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Colorado College just announced its schedule for the 2015-2016 season. The Tigers, fresh off 26 losses, will battle hockey powers from across our great nation. You could call this brutal schedule courageous. Or you could call it reckless. Either way, you would be correct. Let's...

  • Ramsey blog: 'Proof' and Tom Brady and deflategate

    Updated: Tue, May 12, 2015

    I keep hearing from Patriots fans and unattached skeptics who want to see "proof" that Tom Brady knew about the tampering of footballs. This reminds me of the days when Lance Armstrong supporters and unattached skeptics wanted "proof" that Armstrong had juiced his way all those Tour...

  • Ramsey: Transfer bug attacks yet again for Air Force Academy hockey

    Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Frank Serratore knows the look. Chris Truehl walked into Serratore's Air Force hockey office a few days after the conclusion of a frustrating 2014-2015 season. Serratore looked into the eyes of his sophomore goaltender and knew what Truehl would say. "I've been doing this long...

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