More Joe Paisley Articles

  • Faith keeps blind swimmer on track for Rio Paralympics

    by Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Blind swimmer Tharon Drake has faith in himself and in God. Drake is an American hopeful preparing for the 2016 Paralympics, which start two years from this Sunday. He took a significant step toward the podium in Rio with a strong performance at the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming...

  • Blind judo athlete Dartanyon Crockett remains focused despite life-changing moments

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Dartanyon Crockett has few moments when he can reflect on how his life has changed. It has been two years since he surprised himself and his coach by garnering a bronze medal in visually impaired judo at the London Paralympics. But the wrestler turned judo athlete remains the young...

  • Negatives overshadow few positives in trying season for Sky Sox

    By joe paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    It was a historic season for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox for reasons good and bad; mostly bad. The franchise recorded its worst win-loss record in its 27 years by finishing 53-91, including a 6-4 setback in Omaha in Monday's season finale. The old futility mark was 55-89 in 1998....

  • U.S. Olympic Training Center will charge for tours

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    In an effort to avoid cutting funding for its athletes, the U.S. Olympic Training Center will charge for tours of its Colorado Springs facility starting Monday. The price for tours is $5 per adult with children under age 10 free. Senior, group and military discounts are available....

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