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.
One of the top 3-point shooters in Colorado high school history will be firing up shots next season for the … more
To this day, Roy Abergil has only one regret about his soccer career at Colorado Mesa. … more
Embrace change. … more
After missing 16 straight 3-point attempts Saturday night, the problem was clear: the Mavericks were just too close … more
In the end, the No. 20 team in the nation was too big, too deep and too talented for the Colorado Mesa men’s … more
Zone isn’t the preferred defense of the Colorado Mesa men’s basketball team, but it helped the … more
One of the first rules new women’s basketball players learn at Colorado Mesa is you run the floor on … more
After a long basketball season of wheeling around on her scooter and watching from the bench as her surgically … more
For three years, the report on Nate Hawley has been steady: 3-ball, corner pocket. … more
At least Dave Fleming won’t have to scramble to get a scouting report on the Colorado Mesa volleyball … more
#Unfinishedbusiness and WorbyStrong drove the 2016 Colorado Mesa football team. … more
COMMERCE, Texas — Unfinished business gave way to unrealized chances. … more
Playing “on paper” football doesn’t necessarily translate to playing “on field” … more
At Colorado Mesa, special teams is not a place to cut your college football teeth. … more
Only one week into the season, Colorado Mesa women’s basketball coach Taylor Wagner took a quick peek at the … more
Ryan Sheehan is as close to automatic as it gets. … more
This business of being in the NCAA Division II football playoffs is new to this group of Colorado Mesa players. … more
Sunday might have been Russ Martin’s greatest day to be a Mav. … more
It was not how Kricket Adleman wanted to wrap up the regular season, but she’s ready to turn the page. … more
#Businessfinished. … more