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Stories from Bob Padecky

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.

Padecky: Petaluma grad Marsh itches to keep kicking

With his college career behind him, the former Trojan waits hopefully for an NFL call.

Padecky: Casa Grande's scholarship kicker's an even better person

Matt Abramo has accepted a scholarship to kick for Washington State, but remains focused on the things he finds important in his life.

Padecky: Healdsburg semi-pro pitcher wows MLB team scouts

Brandon Paulson’s arm drew pro scouts to Prune Packers games night after night to see his 99 mph pitch. Now, the former art student is leaving Healdsburg for the Twins' Rookie League.

Sonoma Stompers can't escape baseball

The 2014 Sonoma Stompers are a team full of players who can’t let go of their love of baseball. They leave the game only when every door in front of them slams shut.

Padecky: Bright future for visually impaired Maria Carrillo grad

A rare form of vision loss didn't stop Drew Kemp from a very successful high school career. He's off the Cal in the fall.

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