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.
Mitch Koester was happy to see his baseball team dog-piling in the infield Sunday. … more
The Alpine Bank Junior College World Series field is complete Cochise (Ariz.) College erupted for 10 runs in the … more
Iowa Western Community College’s reign in the Northern District is over. … more
Iowa Western Community College, which won last year’s Alpine Bank Junior College World Series title, was … more
Connors State (Okla.) College claimed the seventh spot in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. The Cowboys … more
Walters State (Tenn.) Community College has joined the field for the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. The … more
Wynn Fletcher coaches the baseball team at Central Alabama Community College. He’s also the athletic … more
Central Alabama Community College (38-13) went undefeated through the Southeastern District to claim the fifth … more
Life was a beach Tuesday — Palm Beach (Fla.) State College became the first of four teams to qualify for the … more
Neosho (Kan.) County Community College defeated Coffeyville 7-3 tonight to clinch the Central District championship … more
Midland (Texas) College defeated Grayson 8-2 today to become the third team to qualify for this year’s JUCO … more
Navarro (Texas) College, which won the 2011 Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, claimed the Southern District … more
Palm Beach Community College claimed the first berth to the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series today, … more
Junior college baseball teams in the Central, Gulf, Southern and Southwest districts are one game away from … more
It’s almost a curse to be one of the top-ranked teams in the nation heading into the NJCAA district … more
Mike McLeod has been coaching baseball at Tallahassee (Fla.) Community College for two dozen years. … more
When she was 8 years old, Makayla Kovac knew. … more
It’s quite likely the best team in Grand Junction you’ve never seen play. … more
If ever there was a time to sweep a series, it was Sunday for the Colorado Mesa softball team. … more
It doesn’t happen often, and as it’s happening, it’s one of those things you just don’t … more