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David Ramsey

Local Sports Columnist

  • Former Colorado College player Nate Prosser living a Minnesotan's dream playing for Wild

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    DENVER - Nate Prosser, a former Colorado College defensive star, spent many nights driving 45 minutes from his family home in Elk River, Minn., to downtown St. Paul to watch the Wild play hockey. He was a typical Minnesota teen. When anyone asked what he wanted to do with his life,...

  • Wild's Nate Prosser, a former CC star, reacts to Scott Owens departure

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Nate Prosser of the Minnesota Wild was asked for his reaction to Scott Owens resignation as Colorado College hockey coach. Owens coached Prosser at CC from 2006-10. “I was pretty surprised,” Prosser said. “I thought he did a lot of good things when he was there. I don’t know all...

  • Ramsey: Stastny prepares to be in right place at right time for Avalanche

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    DENVER - In the waning seconds of regulation, Paul Stastny arrived exactly where you expected him to be: In position to score. Stastny is not physically imposing with his 6-foot, 205-pound frame. He does not skate with blazing speed. He has superior hockey wisdom, a gift from his...

  • Ramsey: Losing separated Scott Owens from Colorado College

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Scott Owens walked into the Colorado College student center, and a party started. CC students waved, took turns shaking his hand and shouted encouraging words. He reigned as The King of Campus. This was nine years ago, a few days before Owens led his team to his only journey to The...

  • What does Michael Phelps have left to prove in the pool?

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    What does Michael Phelps have left to prove in the pool? Yes, you had the same answer as I did. Nothing. Not sure why Phelps wants to return to competitive swimming, unless maybe he can’t figure out anything else to do with his life. I watched Phelps long climb to the top of...

  • Ramsey: 36 straight strikes give Colorado Springs man rare 900 series

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    When the message arrived at The Gazette newsroom announcing bowler Amos Gordon had rolled a 900 series at Fort Carson's Thunder Alley, skepticism was abundant. I expected the next call to inform us a local slow-pitch softball hitter had launched an 857-foot home run. "I'm very...

  • Ramsey: Sky Sox, and Rockies, must focus on winning today

    Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Glenallen Hill spoke radical words for a minor league baseball manager. "Winning," he said, "is extremely important." Yes, you heard him right. Hill, leader of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, believes winning is a big deal, a top priority. Minor league baseball is a complicated...

  • Eric Decker and the peril of purchasing Broncos jerseys

    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    ERIC DECKER, who has departed our state In November, I spent a day shopping with a friend who wanted to buy an Eric Decker jersey for her niece. And when I say I spent a day, I mean I spent a day. We searched through shops throughout Denver. All sold out of Decker jerseys. (Women,...

  • Ramsey: CC's next hockey coach must bring intensity to team

    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Colorado College needs to consider Serratore for its vacant coaching job. I'm not talking about Frank Serratore, who's announced he's happy at Air Force. I'm talking about his brother Tom, who led Bemidji State to the 2009 Frozen Four along with three other rides to the NCAA...

  • Ramsey: Colorado College is prime spot for new hockey coach

    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Colorado College's hockey program is in shambles after winning seven of 37 games, but there's reason for hope. Leading the Tigers is one of college hockey's choice coaching jobs. And that job is open. Scott Owens left the job vacant Saturday, when he departed after 15 seasons. He...

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