Author Archives: Gary Scott

Giants Coast to an Easy Victory While Crushing A’s in Their Season Opener

By Gary Scott In their season opener, the San Quentin Giants hit their way to a 12-5 victory over the San Quentin Athletics. Down 3-2 in the bottom of the third inning, second baseman Chris Smith crushed a two-run homer to right field, giving the Giants the lead for good. Giants’ first baseman Mario Ellis […]

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San Quentin Warriors Start Season Opener With a Lose

By Gary Scott Trailing by eight points at the start of the second half in their much anticipated season-opener, the San Quentin Warriors basketball team could not mount a comeback over the outside Sports Ministry team, falling 92-81. Down 57-49 at halftime, the Warriors started the second half in a full-court press defense to try and […]

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All-Madden Quarterback Talks About the Skills He Developed in School

By Gary Scott San Quentin All-Madden flag football team’s quarterback Royce “Gator” Rose explains how he gradually developed his quarterback skills. At El Cerrito High School, Rose got his first chance to play the quarterback position. “During my freshman year, my best friend, who played running back, was cut from the team. At that time, […]

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Junkyard Dogs Thump Warlocks 40 – 26 in All-Pro Football Classic

By Gary Scott Trailing by six points in the second half, the Junkyard Dogs answered with 14 unanswered points, defeating the Warlocks 40-26 in the San Quentin All Pro football ball game. The Junkyard Dogs scored on a safety, and touchdown catches by Joshua Thomson and Jhavonte Carr. Junkyard Dogs jumped out to an early […]

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One Athlete Battles Cancer and Adversity

DOMINICK WHITTAKER FINDS PEACE IN THE FACE OF OVERWHELMING ODDS By Gary Scott Despite having multiple myeloma cancer, Dominick Whitaker continues to run for the Thousand Mile Club and participate in self-help classes. Doctors diagnosed Whitaker with multiple myeloma in 2008 during his incarceration at California Men’s Colony. “I’ve been taking chemotherapy and radiation treatment […]

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Warriors’ Coach Optimistic About 2013 Season

By  Gary Scott The San Quentin Warriors basketball tryouts produced a gifted and athletic team. “I went in the tryouts with high expectation because of all the talent that is here,” said Head Coach Daniel Wright. “Every one had an equal opportunity to try out for the Warriors.” About 21 players tried out and the […]

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Kaepernick’s Dream

By Gary Scott San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s childhood dream came true before our very eyes. A letter Kaepernick wrote to himself when he was 10 years old was printed recently by the San Francisco Chronicle. He wrote, “I’m 5 ft 2 inches 91 pounds. Good athlete. I think in 7 years I will […]

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Giants’ Season Ends With a 6–5 Record

Distractions in the San Quentin Giants baseball team’s off-season affected the team’s structure and continuity, yet they finished with a 6-5 record. There were many obstacles to overcome for the Giants going into the season. “The season was full of ups and downs,” said inmate Coach Frankie Smith. “It was short and somewhat unorganized, but […]

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Tennis Team Shares its Inspiration

San Quentin’s tennis team plays most weekends against outside players from local colleges, professional teams, and the Marin Tennis Club. The men told the San Quentin News what drives them on the court. “I keep playing tennis because I enjoy the idea that my shots keep getting better. There is always the thought that I […]

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Coaches Reflect on San Quentin A’s Winning Season

The San Quentin A’s worked their way through an exceptional 2012 baseball season, according to Coach John “Yahya” Parratt and pitcher Nghiep Ke Lam. “The season went excellent and my expectations were reached when I saw the happiness in my players’ faces,” said Parratt. Ke Lam gives appreciation to everyone who contributed to the A’s […]

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