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Stories from Bob Padecky

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.

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.

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