After trailing much of the game the Kings were able to squeak out a victory over Prison Sports Ministries. Mario Ellis filled the nets at a rapid clip. Tony Manning used a smothering defense to overtake the opponent, 93-92.
At high noon along the Marin side of the San Francisco Bay, you can find Coach dragging the baseball diamond, preparing the field for a Sunday afternoon softball game.
The men work hard all week here at the “Q” in various job assignments, looking forward to Sunday’s games.
As the P.A. system engages, a voice breaks through the airwaves, “Open unit for North Block.”
The men exit the mammoth stone building, descend the long staircase and assemble in the Lower Yard.
As the Hard Times team players don their black, gold and gray uniforms, Coach Rich arrives with the opposing team. The players cheer, “They’re here; games on!”
A majority of the visiting teams are from the San Francisco Bay Area. Over the last three years, Hard Times has become quite competitive. In 16 games this year the team compiled a record of 11 wins, 4 loses and 1 tie.
Teams which have come in to play the Hard Times team include Young Achievers, Prison Sports Ministry, Church on the Hill, Jubilee, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary, Jack Daniels, Blue Light.
Head Coach Mr. Rich, and Bob Mayar have sacrificed time out of their lives the last six years to support our team
Coach Bob started documenting individual and team stats in 2008. In 2009 Chris “Stretch” Rich took over until the summer of 2010, when he was transferred to DVI.