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.
It’s not hype. Riley Pint’s fastball doesn’t just pop the catcher’s mitt — it … more
Suplizio Field has become sort of a mecca for Taylor Snyder. … more
Mike Nikorak is the first guy on the practice field, eager to start his second professional baseball season. … more
Riley Pint wears two brightly colored, beaded bands on his left wrist. The top band represents the highs in the … more
Friday at Suplizio Field … more
Year Five of the Grand Junction Rockies brings a new manager and hitting coach, Sunday night games and a bumper … more
Even before Riley Pint, the Colorado Rockies’ first-round draft pick, signed, Grand Junction pitching coach … more
In the minors, it pays to be versatile. … more
Scanning the half-full Grand Junction Rockies roster when he arrived in town, first-year manager Frank Gonzales … more
It’s the life of a coach in the minors — three different teams in three different cities in three … more
He’s a baby-faced 18-year-old with a five-pitch arsenal — including a 100-mph fastball. … more
Guts, a healthy dose of adrenaline, a 15-strikeout performance and a guy named Turtle. … more
This recruiting season was just a little bit different for Colorado Mesa men’s basketball coach Andy … more
San Jacinto College-North (Texas) entered the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series with the lowest ERA in the … more
Avery Weems had been in this situation before. … more
When you’re 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, wear No. 44, and you’re called upon to pinch hit in a tie game in the … more
JoJo Romero lost the first run-in he had with his big first baseman. … more
It took a few innings, but his hitters finally got it “crunk up,” as Chattahoochee Valley Community … more
The joke pops up every other year. … more
This Cowley College (Kansas) baseball team is not like the slugging Tigers that won back-to-back championships in … more