Patti is a sports columnist and covers Colorado Mesa University sports, plus leads coverage of the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series and the Grand Junction Rockies.
University of Kansas, School of Journalism, 1981.
Patti grew up in Overland Park, Kan., and is the only member of her family to leave the greater Kansas City area. She worked at the Lawrence Journal-World and the Olathe (Kan.) Daily News before heading West in the fall of 1985. She has covered everything from trapping snapping turtles to Major League Baseball and the NFL, and among her career highlights are covering the World Series in Denver and photographing a Kansas-Kentucky basketball game, sitting on the sideline of Naismith Court at Allen Fieldhouse.
Patti shares her home with Sneakers, the world’s happiest yellow Labrador. Sneakers also loves the Jayhawks, but doesn’t like it when Patti yells at them during basketball games. Patti and Sneakers spend lots of time at the park and playing fetch or just chasing birds in the backyard, and like to take road trips together. Patti enjoys playing really bad golf, reading and movies, especially when the popcorn is fresh.
When you’re 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, wear No. 44, and you’re called upon to pinch hit in a tie game in the … more
JoJo Romero lost the first run-in he had with his big first baseman. … more
It took a few innings, but his hitters finally got it “crunk up,” as Chattahoochee Valley Community … more
The joke pops up every other year. … more
This Cowley College (Kansas) baseball team is not like the slugging Tigers that won back-to-back championships in … more
Johnny Wiggs has been coaching junior college baseball for nearly 20 years, the past 10 at Santa Fe College. … more
Marc Rardin calls it the monsters people create. … more
Neil Fiala is a St. Louis guy. … more
Never, ever step on the foul line. … more
Ryan Stephan’s first NBA pre-draft workout was incredible and disappointing all at the same time. … more
Five Colorado Mesa baseball players have received South Central Region honors, with two first-team players, making … more
The JUCO Committee has announced it is not bringing in a keynote speaker for Friday’s Alpine Bank Junior … more
Now, Johnny Wiggs’ assistant coaches will be able to talk about their own Grand Junction experience. … more
Angelo State has relied on its experience winning the NCAA Division II South Central Region title one year ago at … more
Alex Fife fell to his knees, inconsolable, as the ball rolled toward the warning track and Dalton Perry scored the … more
Coming back from a five-run deficit isn’t something any team wants to do, especially in the playoffs. … more
Dave Fleming added more size to the Colorado Mesa volleyball team in the late signing period, adding three … more
When the game finds you, make sure it finds you ready. … more
It’s been way too long, Dave Burroughs said. Way too long since the Cowley College Tigers won the Central … more
The defending national champion is facing elimination, and the No. 1 team in the nation got through its first-round … more