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.
Tweaks to the lineup are normal through the course of any season. … more
There’s no hiding what’s on the line Sunday when the Colorado Mesa women’s lacrosse team plays … more
Kyle Serrano made the trip to Cary, North Carolina, last May with the Colorado Mesa baseball team. … more
He’s still waiting on a post player — or two or three — but Colorado Mesa women’s … more
Championships were not meant to be settled on paper. … more
He thought it was a stinger, and in a minute or two he’d get the feeling back in his arms and legs, hop up … more
Rachel Boothe pumped her fist as she rounded first base Saturday evening, celebrating her second home run of the … more
Every football team subscribes to the “bigger, stronger, faster” theory. … more
The offseason doesn’t mean time off in any college sport. … more
Put the ball in play. Force the action. … more
Nick Cardinale was about to get the hook three different times Friday night. … more
Upperclassmen can tell freshmen all about rivalry games — it usually doesn’t sink in until the game … more
The day after being selected the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference player of the week, Colorado Mesa catcher … more
Ryan Reno is not going to blow the ball by you. … more
Spring is only a few days old, but the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series Committee officially opened JUCO … more
Make no mistake — this is NOT just another RMAC baseball series. … more
The annual RMAC baseball series between Colorado Mesa and CSU-Pueblo never needs much hype. … more
Two players from the inaugural Grand Junction Rockies Rookie-level team have been released by Colorado, including … more
Erin Reichle wanted to make the most out of her first season as a starter on the Colorado Mesa women’s … more
Zoe Pakes was a little taken aback Saturday when, on a force play at the plate, New Mexico Highlands’ Destiny … more