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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.

Palmer Ridge
Palmer Ridge's quarterback Ty Evans sets up to throw the ball during second quarter of a game against Erie at the Air Force Academy on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Palmer Ridge defeated Erie to win the Colorado 3A State Football Championship. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
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Colorado College's Aaron Karpan, left, and Wisconsin's Jeff Dessner get tangled up against the boards in the first period at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Jan. 23, 1998. The game inaugurated Colorado College's new arena. (The Gazette file)
Sierra vs Canyon City Girls BBall
Sierra junior Aubrey Robinson #22 is guarded by Canyon City freshman Jerika Moore #11. The Sierra Stallions hosted the Canyon City Tigers in girls' basketball on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Photo by Spotlight Sports Photography.
Mitchell Basketball
Mitchell's Kadajah Borom (15) goes to the basket against Wasson in the fourth quarter Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Mitchell High School. Marauders win 52-30. KEVIN KRECK, THE GAZETTE
St. Mary's Makenna Bodette goes up for a shot against Manitou Springs' Ariana Olson during the second quarter Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Manitou Springs High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL
Air Academy senior Katelin Gallegos (11) defends against Discovery Canyon sophomore Ashten Prechtel (50) in the fourth quarter. The Air Academy Kadets hosted the Discovery Canyon Thunder in girls' basketball on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Air Academy High School. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing
Air Force forward Lavelle Scottie goes up for a shot against Wyoming forward Andrew Moemeka during the first half Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Clune Arena on the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Scottie was fouled and made the free throw for a 3-point play.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Air Force forward Lavelle Scottie goes up for a shot against Wyoming forward Andrew Moemeka during the first half Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Clune Arena on the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Scottie was fouled and made the free throw for a 3-point play. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
PREP BASKETBALL
TCA Titans junior Alexa Rogers (30) guards Air Academy Kadets sophomore Kylee Blacksten (13) in the second quarter. The Titans hosted the Kadets in girls' basketball on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at The Classical Academy. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing
Chiefs Broncos Football
Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph fields questions after an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Broncos legend John Elway looks up at the scoreboard towards the end o the game. The Broncos played the Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium on Sunday, November 17, 2013. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Broncos legend John Elway looks up at the scoreboard towards the end o the game. The Broncos played the Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium on Sunday, November 17, 2013. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)