<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> david-ramsey]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/david-ramsey Thu, 25 May 2017 19:41:38 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Rampart's Arielle Keating builds strong case for ruling girls 5A golf]]> http://gazette.com/ramparts-arielle-keating-builds-strong-case-for-ruling-girls-5a-golf/article/1603659?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramparts-arielle-keating-builds-strong-case-for-ruling-girls-5a-golf/article/1603659?custom_click=rss

GOLDEN  - Rampart’s Arielle Keating declined to talk in specifics about her goals for Tuesday, the final day of the 5A girls golf championship.

“I don’t want to say anything,” she said politely. “I know I’m definitely capable of shooting par or under.”

Brad Keating, Arielle’s father and the Rampart High golf coach, was eager to talk in specifics about his goals.

“Ah, to win,” he said after watching Arielle shoot a 4-over-par 77 Monday at the exceedingly challenging course at Club at Rolling Hills. Arielle is fourth, two strokes behind leader Amelia Lee of Rock Canyon.

“Our goal is to be top five, but she has a chance to win,” Brad

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Mon, 22 May 2017 19:15:58 -0600
<![CDATA[David Ramsey: Sierra's Dante Thomas stuns everyone - including himself - to win 3A 100 sprint]]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-sierras-dante-thomas-stuns-everyone-including-himself-to-win-3a-100-sprint/article/1603585?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-sierras-dante-thomas-stuns-everyone-including-himself-to-win-3a-100-sprint/article/1603585?custom_click=rss

LAKEWOOD – As Sierra’s Dante Thomas flashed across the finish line, a look of astonished joy splashed across his face.

 He clapped his hands. He wept. He hugged a series of sprinters, all kind and gracious, whom he had just vanquished.

Surprise is one of the most precious gifts of sport. Thomas was seeded fourth in Sunday’s 3A 100-meter final. He had never run 10.71 in his young life.

Until Sunday, when it mattered most.

“I just ran the best time in my life!” Thomas said.

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Mon, 22 May 2017 10:43:33 -0600
<![CDATA[David Ramsey: Soccer gets tough with floppers. Will American basketball get tough, too?]]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-soccer-gets-tough-with-floppers.-will-american-basketball-get-tough-too/article/1603424?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-soccer-gets-tough-with-floppers.-will-american-basketball-get-tough-too/article/1603424?custom_click=rss

Soccer has a problem with flopping, especially at the game’s highest levels.

A player barely gets bumped and responds by collapsing to the ground as if hit directly in the heart by a sniper. The acting job often fools officials, who reward the injustice. Games and seasons are altered by flopping.

Here’s the good news:

Soccer is taking strong action against flopping. The bad actors soon will face stiff justice for their antics.

Will basketball follow soccer’s lead?

To watch NBA or top-level NCAA basketball requires endurance. Defenders are usually the dramatic ones, flopping to the wooden court when jostled by an offensive player. This flopping is often rewarded by clueless officials.

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Thu, 18 May 2017 20:22:17 -0600
<![CDATA[David Ramsey: Fountain Valley's superb soccer season ends in semis rout]]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-fountain-valleys-superb-soccer-season-ends-in-semis-rout/article/1603362?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-fountain-valleys-superb-soccer-season-ends-in-semis-rout/article/1603362?custom_click=rss

DENVER – Here’s the problem that sometimes arises when taking a trip deep in the state tournament:

You run into a team that’s not only better than yours, but much better than yours.

That was the case for Fountain Valley Wednesday evening at All-City Stadium. The Danes superb season ended with a 6-1 loss to Denver Christian that was even worse than the score.

 DC’s Thunder, the No.  1 seed, dominated the early stages of the game, the middle stages and the late stages. In other words, it was an utter rout.

DC improves to 15-2 and rides to the Tuesday’s  2A Final. Fountain Valley ends its season at 12-6.

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Wed, 17 May 2017 19:38:09 -0600
<![CDATA[David Ramsey: DU's powerhouse lacrosse team defeats Air Force, again]]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-dus-powerhouse-lacrosse-team-defeats-air-force-again/article/1603081?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-dus-powerhouse-lacrosse-team-defeats-air-force-again/article/1603081?custom_click=rss

DENVER – Air Force’s lacrosse team has traveled far in the past four seasons.

On Saturday, Denver’s Pioneers revealed how far the Falcons must travel to join the nation’s elite.

DU, also known as The Evil Empire of the North, dominated Air Force, 17-10, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in front of a sell-out crowd at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.

Dozens of fans in the crowd were wearing freshly made shirts proclaiming the Pioneers 2017 supremacy in college hockey. Others wore shirts that announced DU’s status as the “capital” of western lacrosse.

Pioneer fans have long excelled at the art of being highly irritating, but give them credit: Both of the shirts

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Sat, 13 May 2017 19:18:04 -0600
<![CDATA[David Ramsey: NBA stars fail to understand their precious bond with fans]]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-nba-stars-fail-to-understand-their-precious-bond-with-fans/article/1602913?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-nba-stars-fail-to-understand-their-precious-bond-with-fans/article/1602913?custom_click=rss

The NBA Finals will be jammed with beautiful basketball theater. The Warriors and Cavaliers will tangle once again, unless a Higher Power intervenes, and we’ll watch drama of historical levels.

I can barely wait.

But the NBA’s future is teetering.

Players have seized control of the league, and I’m fine with that. Players – not owners – expose their bodies to grave risk. Players endure elbows to the nose. Players deserve control over their careers.

But NBA stars keep making decisions that threaten the health of the league they control. The current fad, started by LeBron James bolt to the Heat in 2010, is for superstars to gather in one place to chase a title.

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Thu, 11 May 2017 18:14:31 -0600
<![CDATA[David Ramsey: Goodbye to swimming superstar Adolph Kiefer, a genuine American hero]]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-goodbye-to-swimming-superstar-adolph-kiefer-a-genuine-american-hero/article/1602631?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-goodbye-to-swimming-superstar-adolph-kiefer-a-genuine-american-hero/article/1602631?custom_click=rss

The world was gathering, as it does every four years, for the 1936 Olympics when two men, Adolph and Adolf, met beside a pool on the edge of Berlin.

Adolph Kiefer was an 18-year-old from Michigan, destined to save thousands of his fellow Americans with vigorous and precious swim instruction. He would do this saving instead of collecting the big collection of Olympic gold medals that should have been, but never were, his to win.

Adolf Hitler was a 47-year-old German dictator, destined to devastate much of Europe and send millions of his countrymen to their graves. On this day in 1936, Hitler was well on his way to becoming the most despicable human ever to walk our earth.

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Mon, 08 May 2017 09:49:09 -0600