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.
No way was Kabir West giving up the ball. No way. … more
Taylor Wagner knew all along the Mavericks had it in them. It was just a matter drawing it out. … more
Have a day, Zach McLeod. You too, Kyle Leahy. … more
A slash bunt finally got the Colorado Mesa baseball team going Friday in a doubleheader split with Cal Baptist at … more
The Brownson Arena rims were not kind to the short-handed Colorado Mesa men’s basketball team Friday … more
The basket must have looked twice as big as usual Friday night for Jaylyn Duran. … more
Senior weekend is always emotional, whether fifth-year seniors, such as Nate Hawley, are being recognized, or … more
The chances were there. So many chances. … more
Daniel Salazar is a wrestler. … more
Suspensions were issued Wednesday by the RMAC to three players involved in Saturday night’s bench-clearing … more
You get 27 outs in a baseball game. … more
Connor Nichols side-stepped Black Hills State point guard Connor O’Hearn to get back on defense, then quickly … more
The game plan was to get past the first line of defense. … more
After Friday, Jett Wodiuk just might make the Mav Dog a Thursday night ritual. … more
The phrase “17Strong” is everywhere around the Colorado Mesa baseball team. … more
Mavs Tipoff … more
Innings limits. Pitch counts. Staff days. … more
If the Colorado Mesa softball team thought the target was big when the season began, it might have doubled in size … more
To combat the size of Westminster inside, zone was the only option Saturday night for the undersized Colorado Mesa … more
Saturday was a grind, but Colorado Mesa’s women’s basketball team showed its grit in a 68-58 victory … more