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.
David Dahl, the top outfield prospect for the Colorado Rockies and the 2012 Pioneer League MVP while playing for … more
Blow, ye winds of JUCO. … more
It never gets old. … more
The sophomores desperately wanted to get back to Grand Junction. … more
Cory Hahn always believed he was destined for Major League Baseball. … more
Marc Rardin didn’t set out to be a baseball coach. Coaching found him. … more
For some 40 years, they’ve been the first guys to greet you every morning when you arrive for a full day of … more
Tim Wallace is for just about anything that will generate offense. … more
Last winter, Jamie Hamilton was asked nine questions about the Junior College World Series by Mike Gustafson for … more
Rain. Rain. More rain. … more
After an on-field celebration of yet another Northern District baseball championship Monday, the Iowa Western … more
Austin Wallingford crouched behind the third-base dugout Saturday, his hands clasped on top of his head. … more
So, so close. … more
One inning. … more
Sean Rubalcaba has left the University of Northern Colorado football team, and all indications are he’ll … more
Sometimes, he gives in. Chris Hanks has to scratch the itch. … more
What. A. Game. … more
By the end of today, three junior college baseball teams could be celebrating a district title and a trip to Grand … more
“Kid Cardinale” wanted the ball. … more
The task isn’t an easy one, but it’s nothing the Colorado Mesa baseball team hasn’t done … more