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2002 Stories by Eric Dexheimer

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  • Ivy Solutions

    published December 19, 2002

    "A weekend of frightening scenes at college football games is forcing university presidents and the NCAA to try to find ways to stop violence... More >>

  • Dodge This, Dave Ringo!

    published December 5, 2002

    When I was in middle and high school, there was a kid in my class named Dave Ringo, who, thanks to an unjust genetic mutation, was a gifted... More >>

  • Married to the Mallet

    published November 21, 2002

    Mark Robbins is running a bit late, as usual, and he's in a hurry to suit up. He hates to miss any of the action, even at his age. Still, there is... More >>

  • Without a Trace

    published November 14, 2002

    You think you know someone. You live with him for nearly a year, eat together almost every night. The two of you run together, bike together,... More >>

  • Big Lax Attack

    published November 7, 2002

    If you lived in upstate New York in the late 1980s and early '90s, as I did, there was really only one sports story worth paying attention to. No,... More >>

  • Mountain Man Stand

    published October 24, 2002

    One hundred seventy-five years after he should have died, Lance Grabowski is still here and looking as resplendent as ever. For this crisp fall... More >>

  • Love on the Rocks

    published October 10, 2002

    The only sticking point in the romance, Andi remembers, occurred last spring when KC showed up in Moab with a brand-new cherry-red Avalanche. A... More >>

  • The Spirit Moves Her

    published September 26, 2002

    "God made me fast, and when I run, I feel His pleasure."-- Eric Liddell, 1924 Olympic sprinter, as quoted in Chariots of Fire,... More >>

  • Run, Buffs, Run

    published September 12, 2002

    Here's how you go about getting an interview with the nationally respected coach of the University of Colorado's best hope for a national title... More >>

  • Scattershot Logic

    published August 29, 2002

    On a recent morning, Bill and two of his buddies make the drive from Littleton to Evergreen to do a little game harvesting -- buffalo, to be... More >>

  • Still Hungry

    published August 15, 2002

    Larry Butler is losing his chops. That's bad. It was really a matter of timing more than anything else. In the summer of 2001, Fox TV called... More >>

  • Consumed by Fire

    published August 8, 2002

    Dropping down Route 9 from Hartsel into Lake George is like entering a thicket of gauze. A clear Colorado day gives way first to haze, then gray,... More >>

  • Puck Stop

    published August 1, 2002

    It all started innocently enough-- just another tale of youth, hockey and a pretty girl. Even now, it's hard to know if the whole episode was just... More >>

  • Fur Real

    published July 18, 2002

    He has dominated his game like nobody before him, and, possibly, like no one ever again. He burst on the scene in the mid-1980s after a solid but... More >>

  • No Sweat

    published July 4, 2002

    Summer in Colorado means long, sunny -- and sweaty -- days in one of the fittest states in the country. Chiseled, sinewy men and women, with... More >>

  • Big Foot

    published June 20, 2002

    This fall, the Jefferson County School District will open a new academy. Even with all the variations that public schools have seen in recent... More >>

  • Pool Party

    published June 13, 2002

    Eddie Felson (Paul Newman) and Charlie Burns (Myron McCormick) enter the Ames Billiard Hall, a seedy New York City pool... More >>

  • Water Hazard

    published May 30, 2002

    Unbeknownst to most of his acquaintances, Joe McCleary leads a double life. By day, his job is to lovingly tend 105 or so acres of the most... More >>

  • Fur Real

    published May 16, 2002

    "This is Howler," Miles says. "He's gonna ride down with us. Dinger's got a game today, but Rocky will be there." We head south in the Miles... More >>

  • Running With the Lord

    published May 2, 2002

    You feel like cussing? Want to toss off a few F-bombs, take the Lord's name? Don't do it on the HCF Flames Track and Field Club's time.... More >>

  • What's the Word?

    published April 18, 2002

    A yellowing newspaper clipping from the Houston Chronicle hangs on the wall in Al Sanders's home office in Fort Collins. The matted and... More >>

  • Chess for Success

    published March 7, 2002

    "If I win, everybody will say, 'Well, of course he won; he's the top-ranked player.' But if I lose..." "You won't lose, Josh." "What if I... More >>

  • Farmer on the Dole

    published February 28, 2002

    On April 7, 1995, Coors Field opened for business. Designed to blend into Denver's lower-downtown warehouse district, the retro-looking,... More >>

  • Landing the Big Fish

    published February 21, 2002

    The bumper sticker reads: "A bad day fishing is better than a good day at the office." If you are Ted Takasaki, that is not technically true: A... More >>

  • Big Mack Attack

    published February 7, 2002

    Mack Newton tells a story about Jay Novacek, the great NFL tight end. It was late 1989, and Novacek was teetering on the edge of a good, but not... More >>

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