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Stories from Bob Padecky

Padecky: Petaluma 11-year-old has a gold medal and a bright future

Heather Mahoney, at 11 years old, won a racquetball world title at a tournament in the Dominican Republic.

Padecky: Seeing is believing when sports and social media mix

Every college athletic director in America is paying attention to what happened at Missouri.

Padecky: Former Cloverdale star gets a 2nd chance in baseball

Robby Rowland finds new life in the Arizona Fall League with the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

Padecky: Former Casa Grande star blossoming with Huskies

Washington's nose tackle returns to the Bay Area to play Stanford Saturday, a world away from the rough neighborhood where he grew up.

Padecky: Star runner steps up to bring African sisters into family

Former Redwood Empire star runner Sara Bei Hall and her husband have just adopted four Ethiopian girls.

Padecky: Throwing guru brings big-league expertise to workshop in Healdsburg

Young audience hears the insight on throwing Tom House has given to big-league pitchers and NFL quarterbacks

Padecky: Sumpter’s unforgettable strength and courage

Sarah Sumpter was 25 years old and it wasn’t supposed to happen this way.

Padecky: Redwood Empire coaches find attack on ref obscene

Incident during high school football game in Texas staggers sports world.

Padecky: SRJC swim coach strives for equality

Jill McCormick, coach of the SRJC Bear Cubs swim team, believes women swimmers at California junior colleges can and should swim the same distance in competition as the JC men in this state.

Padecky: Petaluma swimathon sheds light on human trafficking

People from all walks of life, including a motel clerk who sees the effects of human trafficking firsthand, took to a Petaluma pool over the weekend to raise awareness of the crime.

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