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.
Left field was there for the taking Friday night, so Garrett Ball took it. … more
Ben Garcia owned up to jinxing it. So did Sports Information Director Ian Marks. … more
Speed at the top, followed by nothing but power. … more
It’s no longer on the wish list. A video board is coming to Suplizio Field this year. … more
Slowly but surely, the Colorado Mesa baseball team is climbing off the emotional roller coaster. … more
Despite two of his four wrestlers drawing the top-ranked wrestler in the nation in the first round of the NCAA … more
A bouquet of crimson and yellow flowers leaned on the bag at third base Sunday morning, then gently laid on top of … more
Garrett Ball stood on third base Saturday and pointed to the Colorado Mesa dugout after hitting a triple to … more
Ryan Teixeira’s picture hangs on the door of Chris Hanks’ office with the words “My … more
At one point Friday, JJ Carr had made so many plays at third base that shortstop Zach McLeod kiddingly told him to … more
Kim Childress played 11 minutes in January for the Colorado Mesa women’s basketball team, a max of three … more
Taylor Wagner saw it coming. … more
Bryanna Adams works as hard, if not harder, than anyone in the gym. … more
No way was Kabir West giving up the ball. No way. … more
Taylor Wagner knew all along the Mavericks had it in them. It was just a matter drawing it out. … more
Have a day, Zach McLeod. You too, Kyle Leahy. … more
A slash bunt finally got the Colorado Mesa baseball team going Friday in a doubleheader split with Cal Baptist at … more
The Brownson Arena rims were not kind to the short-handed Colorado Mesa men’s basketball team Friday … more
The basket must have looked twice as big as usual Friday night for Jaylyn Duran. … more
Senior weekend is always emotional, whether fifth-year seniors, such as Nate Hawley, are being recognized, or … more