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Stories from Bob Padecky

Bob Padecky: Career in sports reaches finish line

Terrific, people say. Now you get to do what you want to do. There's only one problem — I was already doing it.

Padecky: Mendocino football star rises above personal tragedy

The Mendocino football standout lost his mom when he was 12, while his father battled a vicious stomach tumor. Yet Carter has chosen to stay positive and embrace life.

Padecky: Candlestick Park stood its ground

Loma Prieta quake couldn't faze concrete giant.

Padecky: El Molino's LaForge ready for next challenge — right now

The soccer star is graduating early so she can start college at St. Mary's in Moraga.

Padecky: Craighead takes the adventurous path to Sochi

Ex-SRJC athletic trainer is off to train the U.S. Olympic bobsled team.

Padecky: It's time to bring the Egg Bowl back

Stopping the annual game in 2011 may have been an overreaction.

Padecky: A painful conclusion to Casa's pursuit of football perfection

Miramonte took something the Gauchos wanted and they weren't going to give it back.

Padecky: Casa Grande faces Miramonte's scoring machine

Offensive fireworks likely Saturday as Matadors can light up scoreboard.

Padecky: Heisman vote murky due to possible charges

Winston has my vote, but I'll be sliding my ballot under the door without looking, not wanting to see what happens next.

Padecky: Casa Grande digs deep to dominate second half against Montgomery

The Gauchos pulled out a 42-13 win after leading by only a point at halftime.

Padecky: Doling out lessons, and scholarships, 63 years later

Football coach asked members of the 1950 SRJC football team to speak to current players.

Padecky: Montgomery's Franci far from forgotten

The Vikings former coach is still revered by those he coached just last year.

Padecky: Montgomery's in a no-lose situation this Saturday

The Vikings have undergone a remarkable turnaround.

Padecky: No close call this time — Casa Grande at the top of its game

Assumption that this NCS playoff game would be too close to call proven wrong.

Padecky: Analy too talented for Petaluma

Petaluma knew what was coming, but couldn't stop Kerr Johnson from scoring on first play.

Padecky: Ex-NFLer Robinson weighs in on Dolphins locker room

Former Raider, Cardinal Newman grad Jerry Robinson says the Miami situation is extreme.

Padecky: Windsor man bowls 300 at 82

A perfect game in bowling isn't easy, but one senior made it seem so.

Padecky: Final, perfect step for new NBL champion

Casa Grande Gauchos are the 2013 NBL football champions, a perfect 10-0.

Padecky: Casa Grande's Porchivina is as tough as they come

The Casa Grande running back is ready to face Cardinal Newman Friday night.

Padecky: Spring league allows Cardinal Newman grad to keep dreaming

Ex-standout pursues his NFL aspirations in National Spring Football League.

Padecky: For Galloway, shaping young men is finest reward

St. Vincent football coach Gary Galloway has been a steadying force at the school for the past 30 years.

Padecky: Ex-Seawolf finds his place among Ducks

Brian Crow played two seasons at Sonoma State before sitting out a year.

Padecky: Cardinal Newman gets a roller coaster recovery

Sets up big matchup with Casa Grande in regular season finale next week.

Padecky: El Molino girls have earned their share of respect

The Lions' girls soccer reached the playoffs this season for the first time in 15 years.

Padecky: Casa Grande grad finding ways to compete

An injury cut Makana Garrigan's playing days short, but he's found his niche.

Padecky: He's 11 years old, and he can race

Penngrove's Buddy Kofoid is a child beating adults on many race tracks.

Padecky: Analy football seeking stage to show team's strength

Analy and Casa Grande coaches are discussing the possibility of showdown next season.

Padecky: A family's toughest battle

Off the field, Maria Carrillo's Jay Higgins is helping his wife Sonya deal with leukemia.

Padecky: SRJC slowly returning to winning ways

Lenny Wagner is building the Bear Cubs for long-term success.

Padecky: Oregon golf coach resents Nike University moniker

Nike founder Phil Knight heaps cash on Ducks' athletics and it shows on and off the field.

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