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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A Visit With MT’s Trey Nahhas

Nov 26, 2014

He's a class act who is re-setting football rushing record books at Monterey Trail High School. Going into Friday's Division I semi-final showdown running back Trey Nahhas is confident the 13th-seeded Mustangs will do well against the top-seeded and de...

Larson Wraps Up 2014 NASCAR Season With ROY Honors

Nov 26, 2014
Larson Wraps Up 2014 NASCAR Season With ROY Honors

Kyle Larson said it all in a tweet following the final NASCAR race of the 2014 season: “If there was a book to describe my first two years of NASCAR racing, it would be ‘Almost’.”

But, his first year on NASCAR’s Sprint Cup circuit wasn’t an almost. He was selected the “Sunoco Rookie of the...

Where Are All The Fans?

Nov 25, 2014
Where Are All The Fans?

Two weeks of football playoff games are now in the book and in the Sac-Joaquin Section the semi-final games will be played this weekend in Divisions I, II and III.

In D-2 action Elk Grove will host St. Mary's Friday. If the Herd wins that means they'll be in the Section championship game for the...

Monterey Trail Outruns The Bears, 51-45

Nov 22, 2014

A text from Monterey Trail’s offensive coordinator Rick Arcuri to the Citizen moments after the 12th –seeded Mustangs defeated the 4th-seeded Merced Bears on Friday night in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs: “Monterey Trail 51-45, football heaven, practice on Thanksgiving.”

A few moments later while riding on a joyous team bus,...

EG Faces Former Mentor; Franklin, MT On The Road

Nov 19, 2014

Should be an interesting night of high school football playoffs on Friday.

In town, Elk Grove will host former coach Carlos Meraz and Will C. Wood at 7 p.m. in Division II.

Division I games will be out of town - Franklin will be at top-seeded Folsom and Monterey Trail travels to #5 Merced.

Bradshaw Christian will...

Franklin Defense Stops Modesto, Now Will Face Folsom

Nov 16, 2014


Bring on the No. 1-seed Folsom Bulldogs.

If anyone thinks they may have a chance against the two-time defending Sac-Joaquin Section champions, it’s probably the Franklin Wildcats.

Riding a fast, good-tackling defense the Wildcats set themselves for another showdown with the Bulldogs thanks to Saturday’s 24-10 solid win over No. 8-seeded Modesto...

Herd Steamrolls Vintage; MT Squeaks By Cosumnes Oaks

Nov 15, 2014

Vintage High School’s first visit to the Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs in seven years was, well, one that they’d all like to forget.

Vintage looked helpless and completely unable to stop the talented Thundering Herd squad, losing 69-7 to a team that has made it all the way to the Section’s Division II championship game...

Athletes Sign NLI; Football Teams Prep For Playoff Openers

Nov 13, 2014
Athletes Sign NLI; Football Teams Prep For Playoff Openers

Sixteen athletes from Elk Grove Unified High Schools signed NCAA National Letters Of Intent Wednesday morning. Here's their list of signees:

At Bradshaw Christian High School Wednesday two of their basketball players signed their letters of intent. Jordyn Bell will be attending Nevada-Las Vegas while Erika Bean will be playing...

Kaur Misses State Golf; Valley Makes D-3 Football Playoffs

Nov 11, 2014
Kaur Misses State Golf; Valley Makes D-3 Football Playoffs

Gurman Kaur’s 2014 high school golf season has gone from record-breaking to disappointing.

The disappointment came at the end when the Franklin junior shot an 82 Monday, ten strokes over par, at the CIF/NCGA NorCal Regional Championships played at the Club at Crazy Horse Ranch in Salinas.

Kaur was four strokes out of advancing to the...

Nahhas Huge In MT Win

Nov 8, 2014
Nahhas Huge In MT Win

Trey Nahhas may have saved his best for last. At least as far as school records go, Nehhas certainly concluded the regular high school football season with his best football game ever.

The Monterey Trail High School running back gained 346 yards on only 20 carries and scored six of the Mustangs’ touchdowns in...

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