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David Ramsey: Mountain West football on the rise, despite probable loss of Las Vegas Bowl
David Ramsey: Mountain West football on the rise, despite probable loss of Las Vegas Bowl

By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Jun 12, 2018

The Mountain West appears on its way to losing the Las Vegas Bowl, but MW football is not in a free fall. It’s on the rise, actually. A slow rise, but...

David Ramsey: Colorado will reject NBA's flawed show if LeBron James forms another superteam
David Ramsey: Colorado will reject NBA's flawed show if LeBron James forms another superteam

By: David Ramsey - 0 Sat, Jun 9, 2018

LeBron James started this join up with your buddies to create a superteam fad, and it’s only just the fad consumed him, four games to none, leaving...

The day JFK became a member of Air Force's graduating class
The day JFK became a member of Air Force's graduating class

By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Jun 8, 2018

John F. Kennedy strolled through his brief life as a charismatic dreamer who persuaded fellow believers to join him in peeking around the bend. He...

David Ramsey: Warrior Games' John Meyer survived motorcycle crash. Now, the Air Force staff sergeant takes calm road to archery victory.
David Ramsey: Warrior Games' John Meyer survived motorcycle crash. Now, the Air Force staff sergeant takes calm road to archery victory.

By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Jun 8, 2018

In the moments after John Meyer Jr. won the open compound archery competition at Thursday’s Warrior Games, he showed virtually no emotion. He waved at...

David Ramsey: Stephanie Johnson pushes Army's basketball team toward 3rd straight Warrior Games title
David Ramsey: Stephanie Johnson pushes Army's basketball team toward 3rd straight Warrior Games title

By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Jun 5, 2018

Army’s wheelchair basketball team is a wonder. The players execute superb fast breaks and pick and rolls.  They can score inside and outside. And...

David Ramsey: J.R. Smith, former Denver Nugget, will be long remembered in basketball infamy
David Ramsey: J.R. Smith, former Denver Nugget, will be long remembered in basketball infamy

By: David Ramsey - 0 Sat, Jun 2, 2018

Fundamentals? J.R. Smith always rejected the fundamentals. He plays to his own bizarre rules, his own chaotic beat. When he competed in downtown...

David Ramsey: Cheyenne Mountain's superb season stopped by lack of strong pitching
David Ramsey: Cheyenne Mountain's superb season stopped by lack of strong pitching

By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, May 31, 2018

DENVER – In a state high school baseball tournament, strong pitching is supremely precious. Mark Swope of Cheyenne Mountain understands this truth. He...

David Ramsey: Widefield's Vincent Jackson took long, dignified road to NFL stardom
David Ramsey: Widefield's Vincent Jackson took long, dignified road to NFL stardom

By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, May 29, 2018

The next time you hear a conversation about some 17-year-old football player and whether he deserves three stars or four stars on the recruiting meter,...

Mutant justice robs Discovery Canyon swimmers of deserved state title
Mutant justice robs Discovery Canyon swimmers of deserved state title

By: David Ramsey - 0 Sun, May 27, 2018

Discovery Canyon High swimmers and coaches and parents were reminded of a harsh truth when the Thunder lost its absolute lock at a 4A state title...

David Ramsey: President Trump does the right thing, pardons boxing great Jack Johnson
David Ramsey: President Trump does the right thing, pardons boxing great Jack Johnson

By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, May 24, 2018

President Donald J. Trump cleansed a small but important slice of American history when he pardoned boxer African-American boxer Jack Johnson....

David Ramsey: Cheyenne Mountain's Maxine Choi employs extreme calm to win Colorado 4A golf championship
David Ramsey: Cheyenne Mountain's Maxine Choi employs extreme calm to win Colorado 4A golf championship

By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

As Cheyenne Mountain High’s Maxine Choi prepared for the biggest putt of her 17-year life, she was calm. But of course she was. Choi has developed...

David Ramsey: 4 reasons to believe in Kalen Ballage's future as NFL running back
David Ramsey: 4 reasons to believe in Kalen Ballage's future as NFL running back

By: David Ramsey - 0 Sun, May 20, 2018

Former Falcon star Kalen Ballage is headed, eventually, to NFL stardom, but he won’t arrive there next season. He’ll be the Dolphins third running...

David Ramsey: Peyton's Kaylee Kearse delivers superlative track performance, with help from her young teammates
David Ramsey: Peyton's Kaylee Kearse delivers superlative track performance, with help from her young teammates

By: David Ramsey - 0 Sat, May 19, 2018

LAKEWOOD - A few days ago, Peyton High’s senior star Kaylee Kearse examined the schedule for Colorado’s high school track meet. This was a calm...

State track & field Day 2 notebook: Harper adds two more top-two finishes
State track & field Day 2 notebook: Harper adds two more top-two finishes

By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, May 18, 2018

At 2:53 p.m. the 2018 Colorado High School State Track and Field meet was delayed for at least 30 minutes due to lightning. A fast-moving storm with...

David Ramsey: A look at Colorado's weird, wonderful (and endangered) girls sprint track medley
David Ramsey: A look at Colorado's weird, wonderful (and endangered) girls sprint track medley

By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, May 17, 2018

LAKEWOOD - The 800 sprint medley relay is, well, different. Let’s allow Classical Academy senior sprinter Kelsey Eichelberger to describe the event....

Track & field state meet notebook: Hannah Skrastins competes in Paralympic event after battle with brain tumor
Track & field state meet notebook: Hannah Skrastins competes in Paralympic event after battle with brain tumor

By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, May 17, 2018

Sophomore Hannah Skrastins had always loved competing in sports. But in 2014, she found out that her athletic aspirations may be cut short thanks to a...

David Ramsey: Taylor White left blanket, and host of wonderful memories, for his mother, Angela
David Ramsey: Taylor White left blanket, and host of wonderful memories, for his mother, Angela

By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, May 14, 2018

In solitary moments, rare for a mother, Angela White sits on a red couch in her living room. Resting in the quiet, she's surrounded by reminders of her...

David Ramsey: TCA defies its weird, wrong girls' soccer seeding and beats Cheyenne Mountain
David Ramsey: TCA defies its weird, wrong girls' soccer seeding and beats Cheyenne Mountain

By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, May 9, 2018

The Classical Academy girls' soccer team is 56-7-4 since 2014, including a 12-2-2 record this season. The Titans outscored opponents 79-0 from April 5...

David Ramsey:  Kenny Perry will chase, with everything he's got, 3rd Senior Open golf title at The Broadmoor
David Ramsey: Kenny Perry will chase, with everything he's got, 3rd Senior Open golf title at The Broadmoor

By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, May 8, 2018

Kenny Perry is proud of his Senior Open title, so proud he defies all risks and displays the gleaming silver trophy at the course he designed in his...

David Ramsey: Former Air Force leader Jeff Bzdelik deserves another shot as NBA head coach
David Ramsey: Former Air Force leader Jeff Bzdelik deserves another shot as NBA head coach

By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, May 7, 2018

Jeff Bzdelik is the only coach to lead the Falcons of Air Force Academy, the Buffs of Colorado and the Nuggets of Denver. He delivered so-so work in...

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