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.
Yes, Brendan Rodgers dropped the baseball on purpose. … more
Walks and errors. … more
Scrimmage No. 2 at Colorado Mesa went to the defense. … more
Mylz Jones is a modern version of “Who’s on First?” … more
A couple of years ago, Tyler Day found his way back to Grand Junction. … more
All indications are it’s going to be a tight race this season for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference … more
DJ Hubbard wasn’t even at the 40-yard line yet when the offense started yelling “touchdown!” … more
Wes Rogers was speeding to the top of the South Atlantic League in stolen bases, swiping 44 in his first 68 games … more
It’s over. … more
The start of fall practice is great, but when it comes to developing a top-level college team in the fall, … more
Even the always-optimistic Anthony Sanders feels just a little bit snake-bitten. … more
This is a team mired in a slump, searching for a way out. … more
Last first day. … more
Perhaps the greatest compliment a teammate could pay Chris Rabago came from pitcher James McMahon. … more
Brendan Rodgers was about as low as an 18-year-old kid can get Thursday night. … more
The three-day All-Star break came at a good time for the Pioneer League baseball teams, but getting back to the … more
Two words kept popping up Monday morning when Colorado Mesa University football coach Russ Martin was talking about … more
The Pioneer League offices are in Spokane, Washington, which has a baseball team in the Northwest League. … more
Colorado Mesa, which finished fourth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference last season, is predicted to stand … more
Colorado Rockies General Manager Jeff Bridich’s press conference regarding the trade of shortstop Troy … more