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Stories from Bob Padecky

Padecky: Zebra in the rodeo

How high school football official and rodeo clown Martin Kiff came to that unique marriage is the story of one man's will to thrive, not just survive.

Padecky: Wisdom flying solo

Natalie Wisdom is the only female assistant coach for a men's team in NCAA basketball at the Division I or Division II level.

Padecky: Former Cardinal Newman star lifting Arizona's defense

Cardinal Newman graduate Scooby Wright, a sophomore middle linebacker at the University of Arizona, leads the Pac-12 in tackles.

Padecky: SSU program pitches hope

Seawolves athletes are a big part of university’s ‘Ticket to Success,' a program designed to create awareness of a life after high school to kids who had not been previously exposed to it.

Padecky: How is a parent showing love by striking a child?

Adrian Peterson said he took a switch to his 4-year-old son because he loved him, but that doesn't look like love.

Padecky: NFL is too big to fail (w/video)

We’ll know if NFL has decency if things have changed in a year.

Padecky: Sonoma Academy freshman not letting running successes go to her head

Rylee Bowen is poised to take her place among the great female runners from the Redwood Empire — and perhaps exceed all of them. But her success is not going to her head.

Padecky: Former Casa standout recalls early days with Jeter (w/video)

Matt Ruoff saw glimpses of Derek Jeter’s future greatness when the two were teammates in the early 1990s.

Padecky: Plenty of questions remain on football, concussions

Analy grad and former NFL player Ben Lynch says he suffered at least five concussions in his pro career.

Padecky: Modesto marathon athlete pushes running limits

Champion of 2013 24-Hour race set for 'training run' in Santa Rosa Marathon.

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