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.

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Herd Shooting Goes South As Cajon Captures D-2 Title, 55-36

Mar 26, 2016
Herd Shooting Goes South As Cajon Captures D-2 Title, 55-36

An invisible lid was covering the basket. They lost their shooting touch. They couldn't buy a basket.  Their shooting went south on them. They looked like deer in the headlights. The other guys played great defense. Or perhaps the explanatio...

Days After Hard Crash, NASCAR’s Larson Rolls Sushi

Mar 25, 2016
Days After Hard Crash, NASCAR’s Larson Rolls Sushi

Same guy, but two very different venues.Elk Grove NASCAR driver Kyle Larson went from a hard head-on crash at Fontana Sunday to a sushi restaurant in Sacramento on Thursday. His Sunday crash on lap 48 of the Auto Club 400 was shown over and over on Spo...

Elk Grove Girls Win NorCal Championship

Mar 20, 2016
Elk Grove Girls Win NorCal Championship

How did these girls win?The 12th-seeded team in the CIF Division II girls bracket defeated #7 seed Saturday, 46-45, for the Northern California Regional Basketball Championship at Sleep Train Arena."Amazing! Who would have thought a 12-seed would win i...

Tonge Gets 3rd, Turner 8th at CIF State Wrestling

Mar 5, 2016

BAKERSFIELD – It was same thing all over again last weekend. Buchanan and Clovis, the two Fresno-area rivals fighting over the CIF State Wrestling championship. Clovis had won three titles in a row and Buchanan was trying to knock them off.
In the end it was Buchanan’s turn to take home a state championship scoring...

Rarity: No Elk Grove-area Team In A Basketball Section Championship Game!

Mar 2, 2016
Rarity: No Elk Grove-area Team In A Basketball Section Championship Game!

Sheldon lost to Modesto Christian Wednesday, 74-67, in the Sac-Joaquin Section's Division I semi-finals. With the Huskies' loss, the Elk Grove girls loss Tuesday and the Bradshaw Christian boys loss last Friday Championship Saturday at Sleep Train Aren...

McLain Fired at Pleasant Grove

Feb 28, 2016


Officials at Pleasant Grove High School confirmed Sunday they have fired head varsity baseball coach Rusty McLain. 

The administrative team felt it was in the best interest of the student/athletes, baseball program and school that Rusty be released as head coach and...

Masters Wrestling: Elk Grove Leads In Team Scores

Feb 26, 2016

Day One of the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Wrestling Championships at the Stockton Arena is in the books and Elk Grove has a narrow 103.5 - 100.5 lead over Del Oro. What will help the Herd in Saturday's final round is that three wrestlers - Jacob Seto ...

Friday’s Playoffs: Sheldon Wins, EG, Bradshaw, CRC lose

Feb 26, 2016

About the only thing that didn't go well Friday night at Sheldon High School was that one of the referees didn't like how close to the basketball court the students were standing. It took a moment for school principal Paula Duncan to talk to the boys s...

Thursday’s Scores – EG Heading To Semi-finals at UOP Tuesday

Feb 25, 2016
Thursday’s Scores – EG Heading To Semi-finals at UOP Tuesday

Walked into Cartwright Gym Tuesday night ready to watch the Lady Herd take on Bella Vista in round two of the Sac-Joaquin Section's Division II girls playoffs. But, the Broncos weren't there, Pitman was.Huh? Is this the wrong game, wrong night? No, Bri...

Wednesday’s Scores – SJS Boys Basketball

Feb 24, 2016

Here are the scores of Wednesday's boys basketball games around the Sac-Joaquin Section:Division ISheldon 65, Kennedy 53Oak Ridge 68, Lodi 59Division IIElk Grove 67, Bethel 35 (Herd outscored Bethel 44-14 in the second half)Grant 80, Beyer 72Sacramento...

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