Stories from Bob Padecky

John Porchivina lived football, inhaled it like oxygen. But not anymore.
After coaching at a summer program with the Alabama coach, Trent Herzog gained an understanding of Nick Saban.
A simple text with the Browns practice schedule told the former Cardinal Newman player that he had made an NFL roster.
In the North Coast Section, only three large-school leagues have girls soccer still playing in the fall: NBL, SCL and Humboldt Del-Norte.
Wheelchair-bound at 3, the recent Petaluma High School graduate now has a cross country scholarship.
It very well could be the only thing about the modern Olympic Games that has never found itself embroiled in controversy.
Petaluma’s Paul Braa is back from the Western States 100, an endurance run that stretches the borders of credibility and sanity.
Tony Stewart's victory at Sonoma Raceway was his first on the Sprint Cup circuit in 84 races.
The decorated Redwood Empire runner will be going to Eugene, Ore. for her fourth attempt at making the U.S. Olympic team for the first time.
When an athlete puts principle above personal glory, takes an ideal over his bank account, that’s an athlete who will live forever.