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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Cattolico Still A Very Interested Observer

Oct 21, 2014
Cattolico Still A Very Interested Observer


These days he’s at one son’s flag football game. Then the next day he’s rooting on his other son on the soccer field.

Former Pleasant Grove head coach Joe Cattolico is staying busy this fall, his first one since he began teaching that he hasn’t been coaching...

Monterey Trail Scares Grant, But Pacers Hold On To Win

Oct 18, 2014
Monterey Trail Scares Grant, But Pacers Hold On To Win

Monterey Trail’s veer offense put on quite an offensive show Friday night. The Mustangs ran an amazing 77 plays from the line of scrimmage, gained 471 yards, 380 of that on the ground.

Yet they lost the game.

Undefeated Grant (7-0, 4-0) came to Mark Macres Memorial Stadium that night showing exactly why they are...

Saunders Signs With Cardinals, Levin Earns Big Paycheck

Oct 13, 2014
Saunders Signs With Cardinals, Levin Earns Big Paycheck

Jalen Saunders has found another job in the NFL. On Oct. 2, after being waived by the New York Jets, the former Pleasant Grove High School and Fresno State/Oklahoma wide receiver was signed by the Arizona Cardinals to their practice squad.

Saunders was selected by the Jets in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL...

A Thriller In The House Harbaugh Built

Oct 11, 2014
A Thriller In The House Harbaugh Built

Elk Grove High School's football team went to football heaven Friday night. At least it felt that way.They walked through the tunnel from the locker room and onto the playing surface of brand new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, home of the San Francisco...

Laguna Squelched By Burbank, EG Loses To Grant

Oct 4, 2014


Ever since Grant switched to the Delta Valley Conference in 2009 Burbank has owned football in the Metro Conference. Laguna Creek High School, new to the Metro, discovered this truth Friday night.

The Titans rudely said “Welcome to the Metro” handing the Cardinals their first-ever conference loss,...

Monterey Trail Looks To Go 5-0, EG Host Grant

Oct 3, 2014

They are the surprise team of the Delta League this fall. Monterey Trail, after a couple sub-.500 seasons, has bounced back with great effort and is undefeated at 4-0, 1-0 in the league after shutting out Sheldon, 42-0.

Now T.J. Ewing has his Mustangs prepping for tonight's showdown with Pleasant Grove, which lost narrowly to...

St. Francis’ Reynoso Living Her Dream

Oct 3, 2014
St. Francis’ Reynoso Living Her Dream

Candice Reynoso
By Steve Shaff, St. Francis Assistant AD

Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.

Candice Reynoso accomplished a rare feat making the St. Francis volleyball team for the first time this year. It was unique in that most would still not be trying, let alone make the varsity,...

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

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