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.
Taylor Rock had a long, thin scratch under her left eye and another mark under her right. … more
The ball found Sharaya Selsor time and time again Friday night. … more
No more 20 days between games — conference play begins Friday night in the Rocky Mountain Athletic … more
Sharaya Selsor couldn’t hit a thing early. … more
CSU-Pueblo led by one point, 82-81, with one minute to play Saturday in Colorado Mesa’s Holiday Inn-Airport … more
They’re still getting to know each other on the floor, but Friday night, the Colorado Mesa University … more
Aubry Boehme has found her smile again. … more
Angelo Youngren scored on a 1-yard touchdown run in double overtime this afternoon, then ran in a 2-point … more
Paonia High School’s football team avenged its only loss of the season today, beating Centauri 32-24 to win … more
The Southwestern Conference, as we know it, might become a thing of the past. … more
With six seniors on this year’s roster, Colorado Mesa women’s basketball coach Taylor Wagner knows he … more
Tim Ray usually skips the banquet at the end of baseball’s winter meetings. … more
Every point guard in women’s college basketball was working even harder on ball-handling drills in the … more
Sharaya Selsor wasn’t sure about this Colorado Mesa University women’s basketball team at first. … more
Jamie Hamilton still has too much on his plate to relax, but he can breathe a little easier now. … more
Colorado Mesa University is No. 13 in the USA Today/WBCA Division II preseason women’s basketball rankings, … more
Schedules, promotions, postseason awards ... and a little golf. … more
Chris Graham, currently the executive director of the Midwest Conference (NCAA DIvision III) in Ripon, Wis., has … more
Some quick hugs were exchanged during introductions as the Central High School volleyball players said hello to … more
The past two summers, Correlle Prime watched how Latin American players acclimated to life in the United States. … more