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Woody Paige

Sports Columnist

After a 35-year run at The Denver Post, Woody Paige is writing two columns a week for The Gazette in addition to his regular appearances on the ESPN sports talk show, Around the Horn. There’s no other sports writer quite like Woody. He’s won every award they hand out to sports columnists and has covered more than 10,000 sporting events, including all three of the Broncos Super Bowl wins, two Stanley Cup wins by the Avalanche, the World Series, the NBA Finals, Triple Crown races as well as high school wrestling tournaments. He’ll be doing the same thing for The Gazette, writing about the high and low of sports, the towering figures and the hometown heroes.

Colorado Rockies' Alexi Amarista (2) celebrates with Carlos Gonzalez, center, and Ian Desmond, right, after hitting a three-run home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 19, 2017, in Cincinnati. The Rockies won 12-6. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Broncos Coaches Football
Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph, third from left, joins defensive coordinator Joe, Woods, far left, offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, second from left, and special teams coach Brock Olivo for a photograph following a news conference to showcase the new hires, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at the team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The new coaches said that the goal is to build on the strengths of the team's defense while enhancing the Broncos' anemic offense. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Broncos Rookie Camp Football
Denver Broncos tight ends coach George Chryst, left, confers with tight end Jake Butt during the team's NFL football rookie minicamp Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Broncos' headquarters in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Cubs Rockies Baseball
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela delivers a pitch to Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber in the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Denver Broncos general manager John Elway responds to questions after Gary Kubiak stepped down as head coach of the Denver Broncos because of health concerns Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at team headquarters in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Georgia Mississippi Football
FILE - Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly (10) manages to make a pass as he is hit by Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith (3) in the first half of their NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Oxford, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Draft Broncos Football
Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Walker, left, who was the team's second-round pick in the NFL Draft, left, and third-round-pick Brendan Langley hold their jerseys during a news conference as they are introduced to reporters Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. Walker was selected from Florida State, Langley played at Lamar University. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2016, file photo, Florida State defensive end DeMarcus Walker (44) closes in on South Florida quarterback Quinton Flowers as he throws a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game, in Tampa, Fla. Walker was selected Defensive Player of the Year for the AP All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian, right, hands off to Devontae Booker, left, during an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
AIRPORT PARKING
Cars in the long-term parking lot at the Colorado Springs Airport Wednesday, September 21, 2016 as a United Airlines flight bound for Houston takes off. (File photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette)