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.
Colorado Mesa’s softball and baseball teams are inching closer to securing RMAC regular-season championships, … more
Nicole Rooney was trying to have fun Tuesday at The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa, honest. … more
Eystin Salum looks and feels like a starting quarterback. Rope Ruel looks like a guy pushing for playing time at … more
Every so often the past couple of falls, a member of the grounds crew would sprint onto the field at Stocker … more
Russ Martin chuckled when recalling those early spring football practices only a couple of weeks ago. … more
Jake Mielock was in the mix to make the starting rotation last season for Colorado Mesa’s baseball team. … more
Will Dixon tossed his helmet in the air and braced himself. … more
Coaches love to joke that the best thing about freshmen is they become sophomores. … more
Yes, triathlon is a collegiate sport. … more
If Chris Hanks was worried how Kyle Leahy would handle the attaboy, he got his answer Friday night. … more
When she was 12 years old, Bruna Deichmann let her mother in on a secret. … more
When you throw gaudy numbers out like an 0.92 ERA in a hitter’s conference — as a freshman — … more
When your pitchers pound the zone, it’s fun to play defense. … more
Not much bothered Kyle Leahy on Friday night. … more
Ben Garcia jokes that last season, he really wasn’t sure where to play Kellie Mrofcza. … more
Colorado Mesa has dismissed two track and field coaches, according to two athletes who attended a meeting Tuesday … more
They have 16 months to plan and prepare, but the Grand Junction Rockies’ front office staff knows those … more
There’s a buzz about the Colorado Rockies this spring, just as there was in 1995 when Dante Bichette was in … more
PJ Gonzalez knew it was coming. … more
Lane LaCrone was more than antsy to get back in the lineup. … more