Cross Country Sports

Brophy Cross Country sprints into 5th at state meet, 2 place in top 20

On Saturday, Nov. 7 more than 25 teams participated in the 2009 AIA State Cross Country Tournament, and the Brophy squad placed fifth.

In first place was Jorge Martinez, from Alhambra High School, with a total time of 15:43:673. Coming in second in the race was Jeffrey Segovia, from Trevor G. Brown High School, with a time of 15:47:791. From Corona del Sol, Garrett Baker-Slama took third place with a time of 16:09:926.

Taking 10th place, and first among Brophy’s runners, was Brock Ghelfi ’12, with a time of 16:22:548. Second among Brophy’s runners was Matthew Xuereb ’10, getting 12th place overall. His time was 16:25:890.

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Multimedia Sports

Best of 2009 Football Photos

The best shots of the 2009 Brophy football season by The Roundup’s photographers.

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Sports

Mesa shuts down Brophy postseason

The Mesa Jackrabbits’ defense held Brophy’s normally potent running back Max Leonesio ’10 to just 49 yards and the entire offense to a lone field goal in their Nov. 20 13-3 upset of the Broncos.

Eleventh-seed Mesa made the big offensive plays they needed in the win that ended the third-seed Bronco’s post season on a cool night at Phoenix College.

“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can move mountains. And today we moved a mountain,” said Mesa head coach Mr. Kelley Moore after the game.

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Broncos pounce Mountain Ridge Lions in 1st round shutout

It took the Broncos a while to get the engine running Nov. 13 in the first round of the 2009 playoffs, but by night’s end No. 3 Brophy drove to a 24-0 shutout over No. 14 seed Mountain Ridge.

There were a total of eight turnovers in the matchup, and 20 penalties between both teams.

“This game was not a pretty win, but not every game of high school playoff football is pretty,” coach Mr. Scooter Molander said. “We will look at the film tomorrow morning and see what adjustments we can make for next week.”

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Broncos bust Yuma Criminals in regular season finale

Junior running back Kevin Molloy ’11 led Brophy with three touchdowns and a two-point conversion as the Broncos made quick and easy work of Yuma Nov. 6.

Brophy put the Criminals away 49-12, finishing the regular season with an 8-2 record and in line to face Mountain Ridge in the first round of the playoffs Nov. 13.

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The Roundup launches live game updates through Twitter

Want to know what’s going on with Brophy sports but can’t be at the game?

Don’t want to wait until the next day to see the score? Follow Brophy Sports on The Roundup’s new Twitter page and get the stats right away.

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Brophy swimming dominates the pool

Brophy’s swim team beat Hamilton by nearly 100 points Oct. 8, winning by a count of 138 to 42, according to VarsityExtra.com.

Brophy won each of the relay races and John Wojciechowski ’10 won his race, the 100-meter backstroke, by almost four seconds.

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Cross Country Sports

Cross Country runs the extra mile in season wrap-up

Team takes 1st place in last regular meet By Andrew Atallah ’10 THE ROUNDUP As their season wraps up, the Brophy Cross Country team looked to finish strong at regionals Oct. 28, and state in early November. The end of the season comes as a culmination to the success of the seven varsity runners: Matt […]

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Sports

Senior football standout proves determination trumps size

Walking through campus on Friday, the white numbers on Brophy football jerseys pop out amongst the sea of red t-shirts.

The jersey number and size are sometimes a clear insight into what position each player holds. However, this is not always the case and sometimes can be much different than any fan might expect.

The most evident example of this might possibly be senior Peter Kelly ’10.

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Sports

Luna garners ‘monumental’ international karate award for ability

Brophy sophomore Nico Luna ’12 competed in a Japanese international karate tournament, and in the end, he walked out with the Top Male Competitor Award and a huge smile on his face.

“For me this achievement is monumental,” Luna said. “I can’t explain in words how much of an honor it is that I was chosen by the headmasters to achieve this award.

“Only one person out of thousands of people get this award and there were so many great competitors that even though the tournament is dominated by the Japanese, this shows just how tough and strong we are.”

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