Stories from Bob Padecky

It very well could be the only thing about the modern Olympic Games that has never found itself embroiled in controversy.
Petaluma’s Paul Braa is back from the Western States 100, an endurance run that stretches the borders of credibility and sanity.
Tony Stewart's victory at Sonoma Raceway was his first on the Sprint Cup circuit in 84 races.
The decorated Redwood Empire runner will be going to Eugene, Ore. for her fourth attempt at making the U.S. Olympic team for the first time.
When an athlete puts principle above personal glory, takes an ideal over his bank account, that’s an athlete who will live forever.
The Sonoma Stompers independent baseball team played its last exhibition game of the spring training in a place unlike any other.
Former Cardinal Newman star Scooby Wright waited anxiously for his name to get called in the NFL Draft, but his belief in himself never wavered.
After Scooby Wright finally got word he’d been drafted Saturday by the Cleveland Browns, the Cardinal Newman grad celebrated in Santa Rosa with a pool plunge.
Despite a 13-1 record and 1.22 ERA, Saja Spearman-Weaver has chosen not to play college softball.
Women athletes have often found success before the men, so why shouldn’t they receive equal pay?