John R. Hull

John R. Hull I am a sportswriter for the Elk Grove Citizen. Daily, I blog with the latest sports news from the City of Elk Grove.

Web Site: http://www.blogger.com/profile/08069816250893360042


Jr. Football Drills Underway

Jul 25, 2014
Jr. Football Drills Underway

There are more football teams than the NFL clubs in camp this week. It's the opening week of drills for our area junior football squads. Below are some photos of the Elk Grove Jr. Thundering Herd Pee Wees, working out at their long-time practice field ...

Quick Hits

Jul 24, 2014

Lots of interesting notes on our local athletes:David Freitas (Elk Grove H.S.) has been promoted to AAA-Norfolk by the Baltimore Orioles.J.D. Davis (Elk Grove H.S.) was doing so well after being drafted in June by the Astros that he's already been prom...

Larson To Race Sprint Cup, Nationwide AND Trucks This Weekend

Jul 22, 2014
Larson To Race Sprint Cup, Nationwide AND Trucks This Weekend

compiled from stories written by Hollie Cain, NASCAR.ComSaying he can't wait to "get mud all over my face" again Sprint Cup rookie Kyle Larson confirmed he will be competing in the Camping World Truck Series 1-800 CarCash ...

Gov Signs Bill To Limit Football Contact Practices

Jul 22, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation limiting full-contact football practice for California teenagers, his office announced Monday.The legislation comes amid increasing concern about head injuries in football. Assembly Bill 2127, presented...

Cal Ripken 12′s and 11′s Prep For Regional Tournament

Jul 18, 2014
Cal Ripken 12′s and 11′s Prep For Regional Tournament

Two local Cal Ripken Baseball teams will spend the weekend preparing for the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournaments that start Monday.The Laguna Youth Baseball's 12-Year-Old all-stars won their Northern California state tournament at Rau Park on July 1...

Synergy Fitness: Helping Young Athletes Get Better

Jul 17, 2014
Synergy Fitness: Helping Young Athletes Get Better


Ask just about any elite athlete from high school through college and into the pros and they’ll tell you about the importance of having a personal trainer. This person won’t help the athlete perfect a curveball nor analyze the way they throw a football nor help find a flaw in their batting. In most...

Detrick Working To Be The Best In Waterskiing

Jul 17, 2014
Detrick Working To Be The Best In Waterskiing


Brian Detrick was only four years old and already an accomplished water skiier. He was enrolled in Kindergarten and his father Steve, an avid skiier himself, knew of some local competitions and thought Brian might be ready to enter.

“My parents made a bet with me that year that they would take me to the...

Cal Ripken State Champs Advance To Regional Tournaments

Jul 15, 2014

Local youth baseball squads were crowned Cal Ripken Baseball Northern California state champions and are now preparing for the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournaments, which are one step away from the Cal Ripken World Series in August.The Age 12-and-und...

Larson Finishes Third (NSCS), Fourth (NNS) At New Hampshire

Jul 14, 2014

Kyle Larson had one of his better weekends thus far this season at NASCAR's races last weekend in New Hampshire. He placed fourth Saturday in the Nationwide circuit race and third Sunday in NASCAR's Sprint Cup dash."We made some good decisions that let...

Throwing Their Way To Nationals

Jul 11, 2014
Throwing Their Way To Nationals

The weighted ball thuds to the ground kicking up a cloud of dust with it.


On one side of a dry, weed-filled empty lot on the east side of Elk Grove’s city limits the boy who tossed this contraption, resembling a ball-and-chain device used years ago in the prison systems, steps out the steel-line...

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