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.
No doubt, there will come a time next spring when Makayla Kovac tugs on Ben Garcia’s sleeve and begs to go in … more
They were antsy enough, waiting for the South Central Region pairings to come up on the screen. … more
Zeth Ramsay called his mother, who wasn’t the least bit surprised her son is now an NFL player. … more
Metro State outfielders were playing with their heels on the warning track. … more
Colorado Mesa’s softball team dominated play on the field, and when it came time for the Rocky Mountain … more
Colorado Mesa junior Taylor Walters capped the spring golf season by winning the women’s Rocky Mountain … more
Somewhere along the line this past week, the Colorado Mesa baseball team found the joy. … more
It’s been asked all spring: When is the Colorado Mesa offense going to bust loose? … more
They weren’t allowed to swing a bat until Thursday, and it seemed to help the Colorado Mesa baseball … more
As the streak grew, the Colorado Mesa softball players insisted there were no rituals, no superstitions, in … more
Taylor Walters hadn’t had a great spring season for the Colorado Mesa women’s golf team. … more
You know that scene from Bull Durham when the manager tells the team, “This is a simple game. You throw the … more
When Metro State lost twice on Friday, it might have taken away the spontaneity of a celebration for the Colorado … more
The first play of the day went to Josh Brown. More importantly for the White team Saturday in the Colorado Mesa … more
Sometimes on a rainy day, all you can do is take a nap. … more
Ben Garcia isn’t sold on that whole “the best thing about freshmen is they become sophomores” … more
With the first pick of the 2016 Colorado Mesa Spring Game Draft … … more
The lineup has changed from game to game, yet one thing has remained constant for the Colorado Mesa baseball … more
Makayla Kovac and Niki Robinson have never played beyond the RMAC softball tournament in their four years at … more
It’s been a few years since Johnny Wiggs has been to Grand Junction, but his first trip was memorable. … more