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David Ramsey: Hill Climb might inspire an imitation on faraway mountain
David Ramsey: Hill Climb might inspire an imitation on faraway mountain

By: David Ramsey - 0 Sun, Jun 25, 2017

In late May, Megan Leatham watched a video of a sports car moving at extreme speed along a wide, smooth road that winds to the top of Jebel Jais, a...

World Wars keep Pikes Peak Hill Climb race total shy of 101
World Wars keep Pikes Peak Hill Climb race total shy of 101

By: David Ramsey - 0 Sat, Jun 24, 2017

The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is celebrating its 100th anniversary, but there have not been 100 races. World Wars saw to that....

ICYMI: David Ramsey: Romain Dumas returns to Pikes Peak Hill Climb,  and his childhood dreams
ICYMI: David Ramsey: Romain Dumas returns to Pikes Peak Hill Climb, and his childhood dreams

By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Romain Dumas was a 6-year-old living in southern France when he heard about a far-away race in America, , a race into the clouds, a race to the top of...

David Ramsey: Hill Climb organizer Megan Leatham enjoys working with her stormy friend, Pikes Peak
David Ramsey: Hill Climb organizer Megan Leatham enjoys working with her stormy friend, Pikes Peak

By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Jun 20, 2017

As a child growing up in a house on Golden Hills Road, Megan Leatham  could sit on her porch, look to the west and see the towering and majestic...

David Ramsey:  USOC CEO Scott Blackmun seeks better days after scandals rock his organization
David Ramsey: USOC CEO Scott Blackmun seeks better days after scandals rock his organization

By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Jun 19, 2017

The American Olympic Movement is headed for brighter days. That is my hope, and my belief. This hope was at the center of a 30-minute conversation...

David Ramsey: CU, MacIntyre must remember this: Women's safety, dignity more important than football victory
David Ramsey: CU, MacIntyre must remember this: Women's safety, dignity more important than football victory

By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Mike MacIntyre should never have asked his superiors to approve the promotion of defensive coach Joe Tumpkin. MacIntyre, Colorado’s football coach,...

David Ramsey: Colorado Springs the perfect backdrop for Olympic Museum
David Ramsey: Colorado Springs the perfect backdrop for Olympic Museum

By: David Ramsey - 0 Sat, Jun 10, 2017

An American Olympic museum is such a great idea. The biggest question is why did it take so long to become reality? In two years, give or take a few...

David Ramsey: Christian Pulisic rescues U.S. from soccer humiliation
David Ramsey: Christian Pulisic rescues U.S. from soccer humiliation

By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Jun 9, 2017

COMMERCE CITY – Christian Pulisic turns 19 in August. He’s 5-foot-8 and weighs 150 pounds, maybe. Goaltender Tim Howard, a 6-3, 210-pound 38-year-old,...

David Ramsey: Can Lance Armstrong conquer your Uncle Sam?
David Ramsey: Can Lance Armstrong conquer your Uncle Sam?

By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Jun 2, 2017

Let’s travel back a dozen sports summers. Back to 2005. Back to the days when Tiger Woods and Lance Armstrong ruled as supreme commanders of sport....

David Ramsey: JaVale McGee, who baffled us in Colorado, soars into NBA Finals
David Ramsey: JaVale McGee, who baffled us in Colorado, soars into NBA Finals

By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Jun 1, 2017

JaVale McGee is thriving in The Golden State and most likely soon will dance as NBA Champ. But of course he is, and of course he will. McGee, you...

David Ramsey blog: Remembering Frank Deford, a great American sports writer
David Ramsey blog: Remembering Frank Deford, a great American sports writer

By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, May 29, 2017

It can be perilous to meet one of your heroes. I have a friend in New York, a superlative sportscaster, who grew up idolizing Howard Cosell. One...

David Ramsey: On Memorial Day,  let's honor a Colorado Springs war hero/football star who died too soon
David Ramsey: On Memorial Day, let's honor a Colorado Springs war hero/football star who died too soon

By: David Ramsey - 0 Sat, May 27, 2017

Lewis Miller was a star for Colorado College’s football team, a tough and talented lineman. He was known by teammates and classmates as “Strong Arm.”...

David  Ramsey: Pat Garrity ran, really fast, from Lewis-Palmer to NBA
David Ramsey: Pat Garrity ran, really fast, from Lewis-Palmer to NBA

By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, May 26, 2017

Pat Garrity. Lewis-Palmer coach Russ McKinstry kept hearing about Pat Garrity. It was the summer of 1991, and McKinstry was coaching the Rangers...

Rampart's Arielle Keating builds strong case for ruling girls 5A golf
Rampart's Arielle Keating builds strong case for ruling girls 5A golf

By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

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

David Ramsey: Sierra's Dante Thomas stuns everyone - including himself  - to win 3A 100 sprint
David Ramsey: Sierra's Dante Thomas stuns everyone - including himself - to win 3A 100 sprint

By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

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...

David Ramsey: Soccer gets tough with floppers. Will American basketball get tough, too?
David Ramsey: Soccer gets tough with floppers. Will American basketball get tough, too?

By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, May 18, 2017

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...

David Ramsey: Fountain Valley's superb soccer season ends in semis rout
David Ramsey: Fountain Valley's superb soccer season ends in semis rout

By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, May 17, 2017

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...

David Ramsey: DU's powerhouse lacrosse team defeats Air Force, again
David Ramsey: DU's powerhouse lacrosse team defeats Air Force, again

By: David Ramsey - 0 Sat, May 13, 2017

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...

Rollins bringing fiery philosophy to Colorado Springs
Rollins bringing fiery philosophy to Colorado Springs

By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, May 12, 2017

Peter Rollins is fascinated by fire. His past is filled with flames. So is his theology. "Fire can be destructive but also can clear a way for new...

David Ramsey: NBA stars fail to understand their precious bond with fans
David Ramsey: NBA stars fail to understand their precious bond with fans

By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, May 11, 2017

The NBA Finals will be jammed with beautiful basketball theater. The Warriors and Cavaliers will tangle once again, unless a Higher Power intervenes,...

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