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Padecky: Santa Rosa man knows what the Olympic torch represents
It very well could be the only thing about the modern Olympic Games that has never found itself embroiled in controversy.
Padecky: Petaluma runner's grueling endurance race
Petaluma’s Paul Braa is back from the Western States 100, an endurance run that stretches the borders of credibility and sanity.
Padecky: Stewart shows there’s still a bit of fire in Smoke
Tony Stewart's victory at Sonoma Raceway was his first on the Sprint Cup circuit in 84 races.
Padecky: Sara Bei Hall still running after Olympic dream
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.
Padecky: Ali loved to talk, but his fans' reverence spoke louder
When an athlete puts principle above personal glory, takes an ideal over his bank account, that’s an athlete who will live forever.
Padecky: Stompers baseball brings whiff of outside to San Quentin inmates
The Sonoma Stompers independent baseball team played its last exhibition game of the spring training in a place unlike any other.
Padecky: Wright’s perseverance pays off with selection in NFL draft
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.
Scooby Wright's Draft Day pool plunge
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.
Padecky: Analy softball star takes command of her life
Despite a 13-1 record and 1.22 ERA, Saja Spearman-Weaver has chosen not to play college softball.
Padecky: Don’t be afraid to play like a girl
Women athletes have often found success before the men, so why shouldn’t they receive equal pay?
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