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.
The success of streaming video during last season’s Grand Junction Rockies home games is going one step … more
One Saturday in February, Tom Spicer watched the sun rise on Grand Mesa. He had lunch — a burger from the … more
Bentley (Mass.) University senior Lauren Battista, who led the Falcons to an undefeated season and the … more
A three-point loss to the eventual national runner-up apparently impressed the voting members of the Women’s … more
As the Colorado Rockies left spring training, minor league players received their assignments and headed to … more
She’d just as soon be playing in the NCAA Division II women’s Elite Eight today, but Colorado … more
Sharaya Selsor shattered records all season for the Colorado Mesa University women’s basketball … more
Not many gave the Colorado Mesa women’s basketball team much of a chance this season to duplicate the success … more
CANYON, Texas — It seemed even bigger than a regional championship game. … more
Tonight’s championship game of the NCAA Division II women’s South Central Region basketball tournament … more
CANYON, Texas — Mark Kellogg just laughed when asked if his prior experience playing Colorado Mesa would help … more
CANYON, Texas — Two scorers are a must. Three is better. Four? Well, that makes the Colorado Mesa … more
CANYON, Texas - Led by Sharaya Selsor’s 20 points, the Colorado Mesa women’s basketball team reached … more
CANYON, Texas — Taylor Wagner liked all but about 10 minutes of Friday afternoon. … more
Despite 27 turnovers and their leading scorer held under double figures for the first time all season, the Colorado … more
AMARILLO, Texas — Instant classic. … more
West Texas A&M University … more
Sharaya Selsor ties her shoes and slips the ear buds into her ears. … more
Taylor Wagner had one message Sunday night for the Colorado Mesa University women’s basketball team. … more
Colorado Mesa’s softball team is developing a flair for the dramatic. … more