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Harry “ATL” Smith out scores former pros

By Rahsaan Thomas San Quentin Warrior Harry “ATL” Smith scored 31 points against former overseas-pro basketball players to help his team survive a last second surge by Christian Sports Ministries. The Warriors won 87-84. “We could not stop ATL today. He was awesome,” said Evan Fjeld, who played professionally overseas in the NBA’s D-League and […]

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1000-Mile Club members endure three-hour run

By Rahsaan Thomas Incarcerated runners struggled through their cramped legs, aching quads and dizzy spells to complete a three-hour race on the San Quentin Lower Yard. Markelle Taylor and 69-year-old Mike Keyes both broke 1000 Mile Club records while doing so. “Some days just aren’t your days,” said 1000 Mile Club Sponsor Frank Ruona. “You […]

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Bittermen improves record over .500 against SQ Kings

By Marcus Henderson With a ninth inning comeback and a hard-fought second game, the San Quentin All-Stars baseball team swept the Bay Area Barons and the Alameda Baseball Club. It was the final two games of the season. In the first game, the All-Stars erased an eight run deficit to beat the visiting Barons 10-9. […]

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SQ All-Stars sweep season finals

By Marcus Henderson With a ninth inning comeback and a hard-fought second game, the San Quentin All-Stars baseball team swept the Bay Area Barons and the Alameda Baseball Club. It was the final two games of the season. In the first game, the All-Stars erased an eight run deficit to beat the visiting Barons 10-9. […]

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Hardtimers’ season ends with win for peace

By Marcus Henderson In a season finale, the San Quentin Hardtimers put on a batting clinic against first-time visitors the Richmond Soulful Sundays’ softball team, blowing them away 21-6. “This was a great way to end the season, to play a group of guys that do so much work in the community,” said Don White, […]

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Chosen Sports Ministry out-pass SQ All-Madden football

In an offensive shoot-out, the San Quentin All-Madden flag football team fell to the visiting Chosen Christian Sports Ministry, 46-39. The All-Madden mounted a fierce comeback, pulling to within one point of the Chosen at 40-39. With 2:30 left in the game, the Chosen did not settle for running out the clock. Quarterback Adam Perez […]

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Two-Hour Race Filled With Challenges for 22 Runners

By Rahsaan Thomas Twenty-two runners lined up for the start of a two-hour race around a bustling prison yard for the 1000 Mile Club annual event. More than a dozen men ran for the entire time. Markelle Taylor ran at a pace to break his own 2015 two-hour record of 18.6875 miles. “He’s run 15 […]

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Asian/Pacific Islanders Battle for Basketball Title on Labor Day

By Rahsaan Thomas In an effort to promote unity, the Asian/Pacific Islanders sponsored a Labor Day basketball tournament called The Battle of the Blocks. Three of San Quentin’s housing units played against each other in the event. North Block went undefeated in a four-game series, winning the final over West Block, 30-17. “Throughout the year, the […]

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Dodgertown and SQ All-Stars Split Doubleheader

By Marcus Henderson It was déjà vu for visiting Los Angeles Dodgertown pitcher Auggie Alfonso, who split a double-header with the San Quentin All-Stars baseball team for the second year in a row. Dodgertown won the morning game, 13-10, and was on the verge of winning the evening game. They were in the final inning […]

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Green Team Edges SQ Warriors, 97-94, in OT

By Rahsaan Thomas The visiting Green Team posted a 97-94 overtime win over the San Quentin Warriors basketball team. “It was close — we should have had it in regulation,” said Ari “Ari-Automatic” Warmerdam, who scored 45 points for the Christian Sports Ministry’s Green Team. The former UC Davis basketball player led all scorers. “He’s […]

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