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.
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
With the football team screaming at the edge of the mat, the entire wrestling coaching staff standing and urging … more
Russ Martin got just about everything he wanted for his birthday Wednesday, starting with a phone call from his … more
They’re rested. They’re healthy. They’re hungry. … more
A couple of players had a flashback when Brady Subart let a 3-pointer fly with 12 seconds to play Tuesday night in … more
Sometimes it’s not simply about winning, it truly is how you play the game. … more
Connor Nichols is listed as a guard on Colorado Mesa’s roster. … more
Saying goodbye at the airport is the worst. … more
College isn’t cheap, and even though Colorado Mesa is one of the most affordable universities in Colorado, … more
When the Colorado Mesa men’s soccer team played in the 2014 NCAA Division II final four, the Mavericks had … more
David Dahl kept glancing out the windows of the press box at Suplizio Field, looking toward his old spot in center … more