Stories from Bob Padecky

Paul Maytorena, the longtime boss of Casa Grande baseball program, has led his team to No. 1 seed in this season’s North Coast Section tournament.
Byron Craighead, the SRJC Hall of Famer and athletic trainer for USA bobsled in three Winter Olympics, talks about his friend who died earlier this month.
For David Carrillo, who lost his mother to murder when he was a baby, the Raiders were like the family he never had. The team's move to Las Vegas is changing all of that.
Tommie Smith, one of two black U.S. athletes who raised their fists on the medal podium at the 1968 Olympics, told his story at SSU.
Andrew Cameron has had a torn biceps tendon, two concussions, two shoulder surgeries, three knee surgeries and doesn't regret a moment of football.
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.