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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.

Third-grader Ty Daily adds links to the kindness chain Friday, April 26, 2013, at Sunrise Elementary School as part of the Widefield School District 3's "A Day Without Hate."  Every link represents an act of kindness by a student or teacher throughout the school year as part of the school district's Rachel's Challenge, an anti-bullying program, based on the writings of 17-year-old Rachel Scott, who was the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999. Widefield High School and Mesa Ridge High School student collected the chains from all the school for a display in the Widefield Community Center.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Third-grader Ty Daily adds links to the kindness chain Friday, April 26, 2013, at Sunrise Elementary School as part of the Widefield School District 3's "A Day Without Hate." Every link represents an act of kindness by a student or teacher throughout the school year as part of the school district's Rachel's Challenge, an anti-bullying program, based on the writings of 17-year-old Rachel Scott, who was the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999. Widefield High School and Mesa Ridge High School student collected the chains from all the school for a display in the Widefield Community Center. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
United States Olympic Winter Games figure skating pairs Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim pose for a portrait at the 2017 Team USA Media Summit Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Larry Nassar appears for his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich., on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. The former Michigan State University sports-medicine and USA Gymnastics doctor is being sentenced for three first degree criminal sexual abuse charges related to assaults that occurred at Twistars, a gymnastics facility in Dimondale. Nassar has also been sentenced to 60 years in prison for three child pornography charges in federal court and between 40 to 175 years in Ingham County for seven counts of criminal sexual conduct. (Cory Morse /The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
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Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) fumbles the ball as he is tackled by Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (91) for safety score, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield pulls back to throw a pass during the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Georgia Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Football
Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen (17) runs with the ball against Central Michigan during the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, in Boise, Idaho. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP)
Broncos head coach Vance Joseph walks the sidelines during the fourth quarter against Kansas City Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos head coach Vance Joseph walks the sidelines during the fourth quarter against Kansas City Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Alexa Scimeca-Knierim, left, and Christopher Knierim pose with their medals after winning the pairs event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins passes against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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John Elway, general manager of the Denver Broncos, talks about the football team's plans in the upcoming NFL draft during a news conference Monday, April 24, 2017, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)