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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Alston Hired As MT Baseball Coach; Detrick Grabs Fifth In Orlando

Sep 30, 2014

Monterey Trail High School athletic director David Coronado announced Sept. 24 that he hired Tom Alston as the school's new head varsity baseball coach."He brings many years of high school coaching experience to our baseball program," Coronado said. "W...

Jesuit Holds On To Beat PG, 28-21

Sep 26, 2014
Jesuit Holds On To Beat PG, 28-21

Jesuit fumbled the ball three times and that allowed Pleasant Grove to stick close to the Marauders before beating the Eagles, 28-21, Friday night. It was Jesuit's first win over Pleasant Grove in eight years.More coming later ....Sedrick Thomas just m...

Friday Night Football Live Online

Sep 25, 2014

Follow this week's games right here.

I'll be covering two games Friday - Johnson vs. Burbank in the late afternoon followed by Jesuit and Pleasant Grove in the evening. Follow my Tweets right here!

Live chat: Prep football Week 4, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26

Madrigal, Team USA Survive Hurricane Odile To Win Gold

Sep 23, 2014
Madrigal, Team USA Survive Hurricane Odile To Win Gold

Nick Madrigal and his family now know personally what damage a hurricane can impose on land. As a member of the age 18-and-under Team USA baseball squad that competed the past couple weeks in the La Paz, Mexico the Elk Grove High School shortstop saw the results of Hurricane Odile which hit the Mexican...

Bradshaw Hangs Around, But Loses To VDL, 56-42

Sep 19, 2014
Bradshaw Hangs Around, But Loses To VDL, 56-42

The Bradshaw Christian Pride just wouldn't quit. Despite Eagle running back Colby Carrera's 235 yards rushing on 21 carries and four TD's, 219 of that in the first half alone, the Pride hung around all night before losing to Vista del Lago, 56-42, Frid...

Back in the Swing Of Things ….

Sep 17, 2014

My son is married, off on his honeymoon with his new wife, tons of family are gone back home and now it's back to normal. Time to spend my Friday nights at a local football game.

This week I'll be at Bradshaw Christian for their non-league game with Vista del Lago. For the first time...

Enjoy Friday’s Games … I Won’t Be There

Sep 11, 2014
Enjoy Friday’s Games … I Won’t Be There

I always enjoy covering our local football games on Friday nights, but this one will be a special one for me and the Hull family - my son, Joel, a 2007 graduate of Elk Grove H.S., is getting married Saturday. We're hosting the rehearsal dinner Friday night at our home.

Salerno’s Goal: Return To Football

Sep 6, 2014
Salerno’s Goal: Return To Football

Jeff Salerno wants to play college football some day. Maybe, even next fall.

But, the Sheldon High School senior right now has the job of being his football team’s biggest encourager on the sidelines – while sitting in his wheelchair.

It was just 13 months ago, one day before the Huskies were set to open fall...

PG Loses Opener, Easy Night For EG

Aug 30, 2014

The post-Joe Catollico era of Pleasant Grove football got underway Friday on a bit of a sour note. The new-look spread offense couldn't do much against Rocklin, losing to the Thunder, 34-10.Two offensive turnovers resulted in Thunder scores: a fumble i...

Edmiston Takes EGUSD A.D. Job

Aug 29, 2014
Edmiston Takes EGUSD A.D. Job

With the dawning of the new academic year at the Elk Grove Unified School District came a change in leadership in the District’s athletic and facilities management department.

Retiring is Jim Smrekar, a former coach and teacher at Florin and Valley High Schools who has been EGUSD’s athletic director the past 12 years. And,...

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