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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.

Broncos Raiders
Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson gets near the goal line during the first half of a game on Sunday, October 1, 2017 before being brought down by Oakland Raiders cornerback Dexter McDonald. The Broncos defeated the Oakland Raiders 16-10. Photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
Air Force Boise St Football
Air Force running back Jacobi Owens (28) runs the ball past Boise State linebacker Tanner Vallejo (20) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Boise, Idaho, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)
Air Force Wyoming Football
Air Force's Lochlin Deeks attempts to tackle Wyoming running back Brian Hill during an NCAA college football game in Laramie, Wyo., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. (Shannon Broderick/Laramie Daily Boomerang via AP)
NLCS Dodgers Cubs Baseball
Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner (10) hits an RBI single during the third inning of Game 5 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Air Force quarterback Kale Pearson meets Nevada's defensive back Duran Workman before getting past him to score a touchdown in the 4th quarter. Air Force defeated Nevada 45-38 in overtime on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Air Force defensive end Ryan Watson pursues UNLV's Blake Decker during a 2014 game.
Broncos Barrett Football
FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2015, file photo, Denver Broncos linebacker Shaquil Barrett, left, tackles Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece (45) during the second half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
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)