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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EG Nips Buchanan, Gains Boras Finale

Apr 16, 2014
EG Nips Buchanan, Gains Boras Finale

Elk Grove junior left-hander Chris Martin tossed a complete game three-hit gem Wednesday night to lead the Herd to the Northern California championship game of the Boras Baseball Classic for the second year in a row. Martin confounded Buchanan High Sch...

Younger Brother’s Efforts Pushes Tourney To Prominence

Apr 16, 2014
Younger Brother’s Efforts Pushes Tourney To Prominence

The name Scott Boras is synonymous with term “sports agent.” The 62-year-old graduate of Elk Grove High School has as impressive a list of clients as any of his colleagues: Matt Holliday, Prince Fielder, Magglio Ordonez, Stephen Strasburg and Barry Zito (plus at one time, Alex Rodriguez).

It was just a few years ago, though,...

Monterey Trail Girls’ Track Wins Del Oro Invitational

Apr 12, 2014

Monterey Trail’s girls’ track and field team placed first while the boys’ squad finished second Friday at the Del Oro Invitational.

The host Golden Eagles’ boys’ squad placed first.

Freshman Camryn Cook was impressive in winning the girls’ 400 meters in a time of 59.42 seconds.

In the boys’ version of that event, senior Jahmar Sexton...

Ah, Spring Break! Time For The Masters

Apr 11, 2014

Finally, spring break has arrived and that generally means a big more sleep, fixing up and cleaning up around the house and generally a whole lot more baseball/softball or, how about golf?Have you noticed how every golf retailer, golf course or any gol...

Prep For Boras Classic Underway, Belton Commits To Sierra College

Apr 7, 2014
Prep For Boras Classic Underway, Belton Commits To Sierra College

Spring Break starts on Monday, but there will be little rest for a couple local baseball squads. Elk Grove High School will host the Northern California part of the 32-team Boras Baseball Classic, Apr. 14 – 17, at McAuliffe Fields.

Pleasant Grove will defend its 2013 Boras North Championship title next week.

Cattolico Resigns At PG; Belden Hired As A.D.

Apr 4, 2014
Cattolico Resigns At PG; Belden Hired As A.D.

Pleasant Grove High School has decided to hire Bruce Belden as the school's athletic director, replacing Jeff Caton.

One of the first jobs Belden will have to do is hire a head varsity football coach. For the second time in about 12 months Joe Cattolico has resigned his post.

Last time, he reconsidered the resignation...

Former EG Football Player Dies In Traffic Accident

Apr 3, 2014

Michael "Mikey" Lyttle, a former Elk Grove High School football player and outstanding young man died late Wednesday night in a traffic accident. He was 25.According the Sacramento Bee, his speeding sport-utility vehicle left the roadway and struck a t...

Gill Hired As L.C’s Boys’ Basketball Coach

Apr 3, 2014

Laguna Creek athletic director Brian LoForte announced today that he has hired Michael Gill as the boys' basketball coach. Gill, a graduate of Lincoln High School in Stockton, will replace the retiring Paul Casey.Gill was Casey's assistant between 2009...

Tresemer’s Walkoff Double Sinks EG, 7-6

Apr 2, 2014

A walkoff double drilled to the left field fence by Franklin sophomore Zach Tresemer off Elk Grove reliever Dustin Jack scored a pair of runs as the Wildcats came from behind to beat the Herd, 7-6.Wildcat ace Cameron Keup threw a complete game even tho...

Local Minor Leaguers: Where Are They?

Mar 31, 2014

Sitting around on this Monday evening watching opening day for the Giants, my son Max and I were wondering where our EG-area minor leaguers have been's what we discovered:David Freitas (EGHS, CRC) - AA Bowie Baysox (Orioles)Kyle Castro...