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Jim O'Connell

Editorial Sports Editor

Have been at The Gazette since October 1996, pulling into town as Air Force kicked a field goal to beat Notre Dame in overtime. Graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont and Garden City High School in New York. Married to Cori with a son, Mike.

Chargers Broncos Football
Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) tackles San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (28) during an NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Colorado State wide receiver Olabisi Johnson, left, congratulates running back Izzy Matthews, right, for scoring on a run during the first half of an NCAA football game against San Diego State in San Diego, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
Leigh Ann Lawrentz of Colorado Springs runs the final switchbacks Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, to the finish of the Pikes Peak Ascent at the top of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Garmin Sharp's Janier Acevedo leads Tinkoff-Saxo Pawel Poljanski as they race down Monarch Pass Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, during stage 3 of the USA Pro Challenge. The cyclists raced 96 miles in stage 3 from Gunnison over Monarch Pass to Salida then back to Monarch Mountain for the finish. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis salutes after scoring the winning touchdown to give Denver a 31-24 victory over the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXII at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)
Giants Rockies Baseball
Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon, left, hugs Raimel Tapia, who drove in the winning run with a single off San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Hunter Strickland during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Denver. The Rockies won 10-9. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)