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.
They might grumble about road trips, but the Colorado Mesa men’s basketball players like playing away from … more
Perhaps no one understands what can happen in the RMAC Shootout better than Shanna Halalilo. … more
Tickets are on sale for Tuesday’s RMAC Shootout women’s quarterfinal game at Brownson Arena. … more
As the final seconds ticked down, Leanndra Gilbert stood alone in the backcourt at Brownson Arena, her arms … more
Now the task for the Colorado Mesa men’s basketball team is to regroup mentally. … more
Everyone was ready to play Saturday morning at the CMU softball field. It was just a matter of waiting for the wind … more
When Ryan Stephan looks in the mirror, he sees 6-5. … more
It’s been such a crazy, topsy-turvy RMAC men’s basketball season, it should come as no surprise that … more
A tie isn’t good enough. The Colorado Mesa women’s basketball team wants to be just a little bit … more
It’s pretty much a given that the South Central Region women’s basketball tournament will be played in … more
They won’t miss those 6 a.m. conditioning sessions, or trying to walk to class with ice bags strapped to both … more
It was not the home opener Colorado Mesa’s baseball team — or the more than 500 fans — … more
The next three weekends of the basketball season will determine not only regular-season, but conference-tournament … more
It was eerily quiet on the bus Sunday as the Colorado Mesa baseball team traveled back to Grand Junction from St. … more
The Colorado High School Activities Association has released pairings for this week’s state wrestling … more
The IQ keeps going up on the Colorado Mesa women’s lacrosse team. … more
The NCAA keeps records for the biggest deficit overcome to win a game for Division I basketball teams, but not … more
It wasn’t easy by any means, but once it got things straightened out defensively Saturday night, the Colorado … more
Colorado Mesa’s lead grew even larger Saturday night than its deficit was on Friday. … more
Colorado Mesa’s men’s basketball team has had some crazy comebacks this season. … more