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Stories from Bob Padecky

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.

Padecky: St. Clair a beautiful dichotomy of tough and soft

Remembering the wit, wisdom and kindness of 'gentleman giant' Hall of Famer Bob St. Clair.

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.

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