Stories from Bob Padecky

Padecky: Petaluma swimathon sheds light on human trafficking

People from all walks of life, including a motel clerk who sees the effects of human trafficking firsthand, took to a Petaluma pool over the weekend to raise awareness of the crime.

Padecky: What Sarah Thomas is in for as an NFL official

Thomas is another example of women in America carving out identities once thought to belong only to male privilege.

Padecky: Casa Grande pitcher’s journey offers perspective

An injury that resulted in Tommy John surgery and 15 long months of rehab taught Justin Bruihl to use caution in pursuing his baseball career.

Padecky: Acceptance at last for gay bowler

Scott Norton was the first active pro athlete to announce he was gay.

Padecky: The QB, the sports writer and the cocaine

Reflecting on the passing of former Raiders QB Ken Stabler, sports columnist Bob Padecky remembers the night his attempt to get an interview with the player went very, very wrong.

Padecky: Dusty Baker wants back in the game

The three-time National League manager of the year believes misperceptions keep him out of Major League Baseball.

Padecky: Coach Forni’s everlasting influence

Cancer conquered Casa Grande coach James Forni, who died Sunday at 35, but the lessons he taught and the impact he had will continue, writes Bob Padecky.

Padecky: Casa Grande grad, lacrosse star Reid continuing winning ways

Casa Grande grad Joe Reid, who recently helped Denver University become the first school west of the Mississippi to win the NCAA Division I crown, is helping change the image of college lacrosse.

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.

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