Stories from Bob Padecky

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.

Padecky: When trophies are time machines

A lot of people turned out to see the Giants' championship trophies in Santa Rosa, and most of them had a story.

Bob Padecky: Callan tournament keeps a memory and a message alive

One by one the boys on the Petaluma High School basketball team rose from their bench seats Saturday afternoon.

Padecky: Scooby stays humble as Heisman talk gets louder (w/video)

Scooby Wright, the former Cardinal Newman star, now a sophomore linebacker at Arizona, is the only defensive player on various Heisman Watch lists.

Padecky: Cardinal Newman's Adams not running away from epilepsy fight

Two years before his world would change forever, the warning signs began but Steve Adams didn’t see them.

Padecky: Zebra in the rodeo

How high school football official and rodeo clown Martin Kiff came to that unique marriage is the story of one man's will to thrive, not just survive.

Padecky: Wisdom flying solo

Natalie Wisdom is the only female assistant coach for a men's team in NCAA basketball at the Division I or Division II level.

Padecky: Former Cardinal Newman star lifting Arizona's defense

Cardinal Newman graduate Scooby Wright, a sophomore middle linebacker at the University of Arizona, leads the Pac-12 in tackles.

Padecky: SSU program pitches hope

Seawolves athletes are a big part of university’s ‘Ticket to Success,' a program designed to create awareness of a life after high school to kids who had not been previously exposed to it.

Padecky: How is a parent showing love by striking a child?

Adrian Peterson said he took a switch to his 4-year-old son because he loved him, but that doesn't look like love.

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