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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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,...

Friday Night Live Chat

Aug 27, 2014

Join me and other sportswriters from around the area live right here on our Friday Night Live Chat.
I'll be covering Pleasant Grove's home opener with Rocklin. Keep your Internet dial tuned right here for live updates, not only from PG's game, but also the top games around on opening night.

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Delta League Prediction: It’s Grant’s To Lose

Aug 25, 2014

The high school football season kicks off Friday with a string of non-conference battles including Rocklin at Pleasant Grove and Jesuit at De LaSalle.Grant will be playing its crosstown rival Burbank (special kickoff time of 5:30 p.m. at Titan Stadium)...

Tellez Promoted To Class-A Lansing

Aug 23, 2014
Tellez Promoted To Class-A Lansing

Toronto Blue Jays' farmhand Rowdy Tellez has been promoted to the Lansing Lugnuts of the Class-A Midwest League. This comes after Tellez helped his Bluefield (W.Va.) Blue Jays (Appalachian League) win the Mercer Cup in a dramatic fashion.Tellez drilled...

Access:Sacramento’s Game-of-the-Week Schedule Announced

Aug 23, 2014

Access Sacramento's live coverage of Friday night football opens Aug. 29 with Rocklin vs. Pleasant Grove at Sheldon High School.  A total of 18 schools will be seen over the 10 game football TV schedule.  Mid-Season Game of the Week switches ...

EG To Play At Levi’s Stadium/What’s Wrong With Saunders?

Aug 23, 2014

One of the big stories of the 49ers' new Levi's Stadium has been the issue of it's natural grass turf. Crews pulled out most of the new turf this week and replaced it, hopefully in time for the Sunday pre-season game with San Diego. But, Thursday they told the Jesuit Marauders that their Aug....

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