Stories from Bob Padecky

Santa Rosa High School is honoring its longtime cross country coach at a meet this Saturday.
Five-time NBA champion Bill Cartwright never had to say a thing to get another player’s attention.
This season of upheaval in Sonoma County football is likely to become the norm.
"And those boys who were crying, it was the big boys crying …," says the mother of a former Gauchos player about the tears shed in the locker room after the teens heard of football coach Trent Herzog's dismissal earlier this week.
For Dylan Korte, an ordinary day became a most extraordinary one, from being just another kid in class to one who will receive a free college education.
Peter Parrick landed at Alabama A&M after his first college offer suddenly vanished and a new offer showed up on his Twitter feed.
The former Expos star didn’t get the necessary support in nine previous years on the ballot, and this is his 10th and final chance.
First woman from Sonoma County to make it to UFC is the personification of dedication, obsession and love of sport.
'They played good enough to win the state championship and I wouldn't be surprised,' the St. Bernard's coach said after the game.
Paskal is one of two writers for raiders.com. The 2009 graduate of Cardinal Newman knows and has interviewed everyone great and small in the organization, spending most of his time with the players.