Stories from Bob Padecky
Padecky: What Sarah Thomas is in for as an NFL official
Thomas is another example of women in America carving out identities once thought to belong only to male privilege.
Padecky: Casa Grande pitcher’s journey offers perspective
An injury that resulted in Tommy John surgery and 15 long months of rehab taught Justin Bruihl to use caution in pursuing his baseball career.
Padecky: Acceptance at last for gay bowler
Scott Norton was the first active pro athlete to announce he was gay.
Padecky: The QB, the sports writer and the cocaine
Reflecting on the passing of former Raiders QB Ken Stabler, sports columnist Bob Padecky remembers the night his attempt to get an interview with the player went very, very wrong.
Padecky: Dusty Baker wants back in the game
The three-time National League manager of the year believes misperceptions keep him out of Major League Baseball.
Padecky: Coach Forni’s everlasting influence
Cancer conquered Casa Grande coach James Forni, who died Sunday at 35, but the lessons he taught and the impact he had will continue, writes Bob Padecky.
Padecky: Casa Grande grad, lacrosse star Reid continuing winning ways
Casa Grande grad Joe Reid, who recently helped Denver University become the first school west of the Mississippi to win the NCAA Division I crown, is helping change the image of college lacrosse.
Padecky: Wright keeps his focus as NFL beckons
Phil Wright estimates about a dozen or so agents have phoned him since his son, Cardinal Newman grad Scooby, and the University of Arizona stopped playing football last season.
Padecky: Goelz’s career at SSU worth a thousand victories
Longtime Sonoma State baseball manager John Goelz has reached the 1,000-win milestone.