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Stories from Bob Padecky

Padecky: Wright’s perseverance pays off with selection in NFL draft

Former Cardinal Newman star Scooby Wright waited anxiously for his name to get called in the NFL Draft, but his belief in himself never wavered.

Scooby Wright's Draft Day pool plunge

After Scooby Wright finally got word he’d been drafted Saturday by the Cleveland Browns, the Cardinal Newman grad celebrated in Santa Rosa with a pool plunge.

Padecky: Analy softball star takes command of her life

Despite a 13-1 record and 1.22 ERA, Saja Spearman-Weaver has chosen not to play college softball.

Padecky: Don’t be afraid to play like a girl

Women athletes have often found success before the men, so why shouldn’t they receive equal pay?

Padecky: Examining CTE in women’s soccer

Brandi Chastain will donate her brain to researchers after she dies.

Padecky: How Curry's amazing shooting is changing basketball

The star point guard's ability to shoot and make it from any area code has reduced the size of the basketball court.

Padecky: Warriors put Petaluma man in front row for fan frenzy

Golden State P.R. director Dan Martinez used to be shocked by the attention the team gets on the road, but not anymore.

Padecky: Mitts mended with care at tiny Cotati shop

Over her 40 years in business, 74-year-old Fran Fleet has repaired the mitts of players big and small. Take a peek inside her shop.

Padecky: Moll wants NFL to understand his hurt

The Sonoma Valley High School grad knew it was meant as a compliment when they said he could ‘play with pain.’

Padecky: Making the case for Ken Stabler in the Hall of Fame

Stabler is a Senior finalist for election this year, the fourth time he has advanced this far.

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