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


Area Golf Courses Use Technology and Science To Keep It Green

Jul 30, 2015
Area Golf Courses Use Technology and Science To Keep It Green


With California facing one of the most severe droughts on record, Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought State of Emergency in January and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for water shortages.

On Thursday state officials announced that even with record-breaking heat throughout June, Californians continued to conserve water, reducing water...

Mayer To Coach Baseball at LC/Dragmire, Jack Ink LOI’s

Jul 30, 2015
Mayer To Coach Baseball at LC/Dragmire, Jack Ink LOI’s

Danny Mayer, a 2005 graduate of Sheldon High School, will be the next baseball coach at Laguna Creek High School. Corey Clonce, the school's athletic director, made that announcement last week.

Mayer comes to Laguna after a road well traveled. He played college and independent professional baseball before returning to the area to be the...

Cal League Not Interested In E.G./Will A Baseball Stadium Still Work?

Jul 25, 2015

Hours after a Citizen story hit the newsstands around Elk Grove Friday the president of the California League emailed that he won't be talking to City officials about their proposed sports complex."There have been no discussions whatsoever, and there&n...

Still, No Place For Briggs

Jul 21, 2015


NFL camps are scheduled to open later this week and as of now, Lance Briggs may have nowhere to play.

The former Elk Grove star played 12 seasons with the Chicago Bears but the club decided not to re-sign him at the end of last season. Briggs has talked with the 49ers, however, nothing has...

Larson, Levin Set For Big Weekend

Jul 17, 2015
Larson, Levin Set For Big Weekend


Kyle Larson is looking for a breakthrough finish for the first time in 2015, though he had a great chance last Saturday in Kentucky. Rain washed out qualifying for the July 11th Quaker State 400, but Larson had the fastest lap time in practice and thus started on the pole.


Larson never led a lap...

Minor League Baseball In EG? Maybe.

Jul 15, 2015
Minor League Baseball In EG? Maybe.

Could the City of Elk Grove become the home to a minor league baseball franchise?That question is now being kicked around with the City's recent plans and discussions about a new sports complex on 100 acres at Grantline and Waterman Roads on the southe...

City Shows, Discusses Plan For Sports Complex

Jul 12, 2015
City Shows, Discusses Plan For Sports Complex

The Elk Grove City Council Chambers were filled on this Saturday morning. No City Councilors in site, but in a meeting billed as a “public workshop” city planners were here on a sunny day to show artists’ drawings of what they hope will be a successful Stage One of a proposed city-owned and operated...

Notebook:Carlson Hopes For Section Title Repeat

Jul 9, 2015
Notebook:Carlson Hopes For Section Title Repeat

Please excuse Elk Grove baseball coach Jeff Carlson for not attending this weekend’s Gary Dreher Summer Classic.


The long-time Herd mentor is playing the role of baseball dad, following around older son Dylan as he participates in the much-heralded Perfect Game National Baseball Showcase in Georgia. The eight-field complex in Emerson, just north of Atlanta,...

Dreher Summer Tourney Starts Today

Jul 9, 2015

Some of the region's top high school baseball squads are in town today for the start of the 25th annual Gary Dreher Summer Baseball Classic. Games today will be at Elk Grove High School....here is the schedule: 12:30 PM ...

Like Father, Like Son – Larson Had Racing In His Blood

Jun 30, 2015
Like Father, Like Son – Larson Had Racing In His Blood

NASCAR Illustrated recently published a feature story on Elk Grove driver Kyle Larson and his father, Mike. The story recounts how dad, a big race fan, had son at the dirt tracks in Northern California at an early age. Mike recounts the quick rise to s...

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