More Joe Paisley Articles

  • U.S. women's wrestling pioneer Afsoon Roshanzamir Johnston reflects on progress 25 years later

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Almost 30 years ago, Afsoon Roshanzamir Johnston was a freshman cheerleader keeping stats for her California high school wrestling program. It didn't take long to realize that she could make the team. Johnston approached the coach and, knowing the law, he told her she would have to...

  • Colorado Rockies announce 2015 schedule

    Joe Paisley
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    The Colorado Rockies announced their 2015 schedule. Colorado opens on the road at Milwaukee for a three-game series, April 6-8, before the club hosts the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field for three games, beginning with the club’s home-opener on Friday, April 10 (2:10 p.m. MDT). Following...

  • Team USA heads to wrestling world championships with high hopes

    By joe paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Team USA enters next week's wrestling world championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, with confidence in all three disciplines; Greco-Roman, men's freestyle and women's freestyle. Men's freestyle is held first; Monday and Tuesday. Iran is the defending team champion, but the Russians'...

  • 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...

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