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2001 Stories by Eric Dexheimer

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  • Fumble-ina

    published December 20, 2001

    He's sat here all afternoon, talking about an awful game; One boy will not be out till June, and then he may be always... More >>

  • Friend or Foe

    published December 13, 2001

    The Kochevar family has always been close. Even after her son Mike left for Colorado State University this past August, Beth Kochevar still... More >>

  • A Wing and a Prayer

    published November 22, 2001

    On a brilliant Indian-summer afternoon outside of Morrison, Gordon Grenfell unhoods his Barbary falcon. The bird rouses -- shakes its feathers in... More >>

  • Soul on Ice

    published November 8, 2001

    At 4:45 in the morning, the streets are empty. Devon Harris, captain of the original Jamaican bobsled team, and Rick Lunsford, Olympic coordinator... More >>

  • Big Game, Big Money

    published October 25, 2001

    It was back in July 2000 when Pat Dobiash, who watched the herd for the Henrys, first noticed that one of the alpacas was missing. A full month... More >>

  • Race to Live

    published October 11, 2001

    Albert Chopito's grandmother died with gangrene, her feet blackened with infection, a gruesome consequence of her long fight with diabetes. Just a... More >>

  • Let Freedom -- and Gunshots -- Ring

    published September 20, 2001

    In the days following the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., the majority of the sporting world, a place defined by its... More >>

  • Jake's Big Break

    published September 13, 2001

    You could say Jake Shannon's big break -- his biggest so far, anyway -- came when he got the call from the people in California who told him the... More >>

  • Comparison Chopping

    published August 30, 2001

    Remember Caine? Not the biblical guy, but Kwai Chang Caine, the half-Chinese, half-American Shaolin priest who wandered the old American West in... More >>

  • One Good Day

    published August 16, 2001

    So, kid, you want to be a ballplayer, play a part in the Show? Then step out here onto the real field of dreams. Oh, not what you expected? A... More >>

  • Risk-Ski Business

    published August 2, 2001

    It's just after 7 a.m. in late July, but at 9,500 feet the early morning air already has an autumn slap. Aaron Brill, chief executive officer... More >>

  • Highest-Stakes Adventure

    published July 19, 2001

    On May 25, Erik Weihenmayer was sitting on top of the world. Well, technically speaking, he was lying near the top of the world. With his stomach... More >>

  • Pucking Around

    published July 5, 2001

    When I hear Kenny Dubois is going to be in town, there is no question about getting with him. After all, the guy is a national champ, maybe one of... More >>

  • Dart and Soul

    published June 21, 2001

    But the one thing that O'Neal cannot do to save his life is shoot foul shots. While most professional players can make around 80 percent of their... More >>

  • Pop Quiz

    published June 7, 2001

    It began, as all marriages must, with trust and hope, and ended, as all too many do, in resentment and suspicion. Their story begins in 1983, when... More >>

  • Downhill to Disneyland

    published May 24, 2001

    Every year, the Colorado ski industry looks forward to the three-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in January as one of the busiest times of the... More >>

  • A Sport to Dye For

    published May 10, 2001

    In the beginning, there were no BushMaster 2000s, no Redz Comfort Gear, no 32 Degrees Defender Goggle systems, but rather loggers and ranchers,... More >>

  • Calling All Turkeys

    published April 19, 2001

    On a recent evening at Archery Adventures, a bow-hunting store in an Aurora strip mall, Bob Cook was setting up his slide projector for a seminar... More >>

  • Squash's New Crop

    published April 12, 2001

    National Basketball Association players visiting town to abuse the Nuggets prefer to stay at the Westin Hotel downtown, from which they can easily... More >>

  • Rugged Rugby Love

    published March 22, 2001

    You want the love? Here is the love. On Monday and Wednesday nights, the forty or so players of the Gentlemen of Aspen Rugby Football Club... More >>

  • A Pool of Money

    published March 8, 2001

    With baseball starting, March Madness on deck and the NBA and NHL playoffs in the hole, one can be forgiven for not having contemplated the dire... More >>

  • Bad Guys, Legal Guns

    published March 1, 2001

    There are plenty of people in Colorado who, it is now clear, should not ever have had guns. It's hard to argue that the world would not have been... More >>

  • Corporate Team-Building Muscles In

    published February 15, 2001

    Time was, sports and recreation were something you did in your off-hours. Sure, there was always the company softball team. But at least you could... More >>

  • More Boing for the Buck

    published February 1, 2001

    Want to make your high-powered colleagues down at the club think you've lost your competitive edge and corporate marbles? Try out this pitch the... More >>

  • Jocks on the Rocks

    published January 18, 2001

    Turn on the television, open the paper or click on the radio, and you'd be hard pressed to avoid seeing/reading about/listening to some athlete... More >>

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