Tragedy at the top

Reid Gates' death the top local sports story of 2013

Cedaredge High School team captains, from left, Taber Anderson, Kyle Ward, Trent Walker and Peter Williamson carry Reid Gates’ jersey to the coin toss before a Sept. 14 game. Gates died Sept. 9 of accidental carbon-monoxide poisoning. Gates’ death was the voted the top sports story of 2013 by members of The Daily Sentinel staff.



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Cedaredge High School team captains, from left, Taber Anderson, Kyle Ward, Trent Walker and Peter Williamson carry Reid Gates’ jersey to the coin toss before a Sept. 14 game. Gates died Sept. 9 of accidental carbon-monoxide poisoning. Gates’ death was the voted the top sports story of 2013 by members of The Daily Sentinel staff.

His death shook up the small town where he was an exceptionally gifted athlete and, moreover, a person who made friends readily and set an example others admired and followed. Reid Gates was…




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