Stories from Bob Padecky

At 77, the well-known former football referee is entering the last days of his life.
The Contender Series gives fighters like Jordan Williams a chance to earn a contract with UFC if they win.
'If it wasn’t for sports,' said Lower Lake star Hokulani Wickard, 'I don’t know where I’d be.' An Honor Roll student, he'll represent the school Wednesday at The Press Democrat’s All-Empire sports award ceremony.
In 2010, Kelly Kulick became the first woman bowler to win a men's tournament. She'll join other women competing at Double Decker Lanes in Rohnert Park this weekend.
St. Vincent this week announced that Herzog, the former Casa Grande coach, is the Mustangs’ new leader.