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Stories from Bob Padecky

Padecky: Former pitcher Dravecky lives in peace

The former Giant lost his pitching arm in fight against the spread of cancer.

Padecky: Fitchie an indefinable basketball coach

Go ahead, try. Try to put Tom Fitchie in a box. Try to define him neatly. Try to make Fitchie fit into one sentence.

Padecky: Santa Rosa man preps for climb of a lifetime

Scott Holder, an avid climber who has summitted numerous international peaks, sets his sights on Mount Everest.

Padecky: Windsor High School’s Kirkpatrick a gentleman football coach

The former Healdsburg High School football coach who came out of retirement to take over Windsor's program doesn't like taking any credit for himself.

Padecky: Casa Grande's jilted football recruit

Abandoned by his chosen college, Peter Parrick could only watch as his teammates signed letters of intent Wednesday.

Padecky: SCL soccer vote an imperfect decision with repercussions

This issue — while discussed and dissected to the most minute of detail by intelligent and thoughtful principals and athletic directors — will end badly for some.

Padecky: New Sonoma Stompers owner has big plans for this season

A 39-year-old tax attorney has energy that gives off sparks and ideas that, if gain traction, will lift the Stompers to heights never before realized by pro baseball in Sonoma County.

Padecky: When trophies are time machines

A lot of people turned out to see the Giants' championship trophies in Santa Rosa, and most of them had a story.

Bob Padecky: Callan tournament keeps a memory and a message alive

One by one the boys on the Petaluma High School basketball team rose from their bench seats Saturday afternoon.

Padecky: Scooby stays humble as Heisman talk gets louder (w/video)

Scooby Wright, the former Cardinal Newman star, now a sophomore linebacker at Arizona, is the only defensive player on various Heisman Watch lists.

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