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Stories from Bob Padecky
Padecky: Former Casa Grande football standout leaves game behind
John Porchivina lived football, inhaled it like oxygen. But not anymore.
Padecky: Casa Grande coach rolls with Crimson Tide
After coaching at a summer program with the Alabama coach, Trent Herzog gained an understanding of Nick Saban.
Padecky: Scooby Wright gets the message from Cleveland
A simple text with the Browns practice schedule told the former Cardinal Newman player that he had made an NFL roster.
Padecky: North Bay girls soccer wrestles with likelihood of winter schedule
In the North Coast Section, only three large-school leagues have girls soccer still playing in the fall: NBL, SCL and Humboldt Del-Norte.
Padecky: Surgery, seizures, shunts — Albee outran them all
Wheelchair-bound at 3, the recent Petaluma High School graduate now has a cross country scholarship.
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.
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