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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.

UNLV Air Force Football
Air Force linebacker Shaquille Vereen celebrates after recovering a fumble in the end zone against UNLV late in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Air Force Academy, Colo. Air Force won 34-30. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Chargers Broncos Football
Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2012 file photo, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen watches as the Broncos warm up before an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Denver. Bowlen is giving up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer's disease. The team announced Wednesday, July 23, 2014 that the 70-year-old Bowlen will no longer be a part of the team's daily operations. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Annabel Bowlen speaks about her husband, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, during his induction into the Broncos Ring of Fame during halftime Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015,  at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Annabel Bowlen speaks about her husband, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, during his induction into the Broncos Ring of Fame during halftime Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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
Denver Broncos new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy makes a point during 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)
In this Jan. 15, 1978, file photo, Red Miller, head coach of the Denver Broncos, yells to his team from the sidelines during NFL football's Super Bowl XII against the Dallas Cowboys in New Orleans. Miller, the fiery head coach who led the Broncos to their first Super Bowl, has died after complications from a stroke. He was 89. (AP Photo/File)
Cowboys Broncos Football
Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) runs against Denver Broncos inside linebacker Brandon Marshall (54) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Chargers Broncos Football
Denver Broncos players tackle teammate Shelby Harris, bottom of pile, after an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in Denver. Harris tipped a game-tying field goal attempt by the Los Angeles Chargers causing it to fall short. The Broncos won 24-21. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
BRONCOS FOOTBALL
Denver Broncos tight end Virgil Green (85) celebrates at the end zone after his completed touchdown during the game on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).