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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.

Super Bowl 52 Football
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2015, file photo, the New England Patriots, right, and the Philadelphia Eagle get set for the snap at the line of scrimmage during an NFL football game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The two teams are set to meet in Super Bowl 52 on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (Winslow Townson/AP Images for Panini via AP, File)
Joe Parsons jumps above the lights during the Snowmobile Freestyle competition on the second day of the Aspen 2016 X Games Friday, Jan. 28, 2016, at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colo. Parsons took the gold with a score of 90.00. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
boys basketball
Rampart's Kayden Washington and Rampart's Jackson Ehrlin (right to left) fight for the ball during the fourth quarter of a game. Doherty defeated Rampart 89-87 in overtime at Doherty High School on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE
Alabama defensive back Levi Wallace runs the ball after he intercepts the ball against Mississippi quarterback Shea Patterson during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Air Force's Ben Carey takes control of the puck with Colorado College's Hunter Fejes on his heels. Air Force defeated Colorado College 4-3 at the Air Force Academy on Friday, November 27, 2015. Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
University of Denver's Adam Plant and Colorado College's Alex Roos fight for the puck during the first period of a game at the Broadmoor World Arena on Saturday, November 7, 2015.   (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
University of Denver's Adam Plant and Colorado College's Alex Roos fight for the puck during the first period of a game at the Broadmoor World Arena on Saturday, November 7, 2015. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
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)