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


Cattolico to Coach At Franklin? Plus, Quick Hits ….

Jan 24, 2015
Cattolico to Coach At Franklin? Plus, Quick Hits ….

Don't be surprised if very soon Franklin High School announces that Joe Cattolico will be their next varsity football coach. It would make sense to replace one quality coach,  Mike Johnson, with another proven man who already has ties to the Elk G...

Burandt Named Head Football Coach At Florin

Jan 22, 2015


It was a sad football season for the Florin Panthers. They won their opener against Mira Loma then proceeded to lose the next nine games. Most were blow-outs.

Monterey Trail drubbed them, 69-0. Even in a weak Metro League, Florin barely competed. They even had to forfeit its game with Burbank because they didn’t have...

Nahhas Named All-State; EG Wrestlers Shine At Fountain Valley

Jan 18, 2015
Nahhas Named All-State; EG Wrestlers Shine At Fountain Valley

Add another trophy to a crowded shelf at the Nahhas house. Monterey Trail running back Trey Nahhas was named to Maxpreps' All-State Football squad's first team this weekend."This young man has been such a positive influence to our high school, athletic...

EG Fourth Entering Finals Of Five Counties

Jan 17, 2015

Going into Saturday's semi-final and championship matches, Elk Grove's wrestling squad is in fourth place in team points at the Five Counties' Tournament at Fountain Valley High School. State power Buchanan has first place pretty much wrapped up with S...

Chriss Looms Big In Win Over EG

Jan 17, 2015


Marquese Chriss had just fouled out. He grinned a bit knowing his night was over, but there was only one-and-a-half seconds left on the clock. His Pleasant Grove team were moments away from defeating Elk Grove, 64-49, in front of a packed home crowd.

The 6-8 center mildly acknowledged verbal barbs being hurled his way...

Lewis Inks NLI To UVA

Jan 13, 2015
Lewis Inks NLI To UVA


Bradshaw Christian’s  2011 graduate, Daniel Lewis signs a full ride scholarship offer to University of Virginia as his ARC head coach Jon Osterhout looks on.  Daniel was a walk on out of BCS to Arizona State University and then transferred to ARC in January 2013.

Manning’s Basketball Experiences Helps Sheldon Players Excel

Jan 10, 2015
Manning’s Basketball Experiences Helps Sheldon Players Excel

It was 1993 and the first selection in the NBA Draft was Michigan’s Chris Webber, who later became the leader of a Sacramento Kings’ squad that was one of the best in franchise history.


The 40th selection in that same draft was Richard Manning, a center from the University of Washington.


Manning was a 1988...

Top Local Sports Stories of 2014

Dec 29, 2014
Top Local Sports Stories of 2014

As we ring in the new year, let’s look back at 2014 and recall the top local sports stories of the year:


1     1.    Kyle Larson Named Rookie-of-the-Year By NASCAR


The former Pleasant Grove High School student (who finished high school through independent study so he could start a professional driving career) was...

Wiggins Returns to the Chargers

Dec 22, 2014
Wiggins Returns to the Chargers

Kenny Wiggins is back in Charger blue. As the NFL heads into its final week of play and San Diego is still hoping for a place in the playoffs, Wiggins will get another chance to play for the AFC West squad.


Charger guard Johnnie Troutman injured a knee in Saturday’s overtime win over San Francisco...

Six Herd Grapplers Place At Zinkin Classic

Dec 22, 2014
Six Herd Grapplers Place At Zinkin Classic

In their second tournament of the season, Elk Grove’s wrestling squad found the competition stiff at the Zinkin Tournament at Buchanan High School in Clovis Saturday.

No team scores were kept in this tournament, but six Herd grapplers placed in the 40-team event. rdat 132 pounds), Zach Krock (5th at 170 pounds), Jacob Seto (6that...

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