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Go Diego, go! Sophomore credits success to off-season work

When most people jump into a pool it’s to cool off or relax.

Not Brophy swimmers. As soon as they hit the water it’s hard work from August to November.

Diego Valenzuela ’12 has been swimming ever since he was nine years old. His mother pushed him towards the sport because she too was a swimmer.

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Golf team looks to end season strong

Two matches and one tournament is all the varsity golf team has left to prove that they are still among the top competitors in high school golf.

The team showed they still have it with a match win against Pinnacle and North Canyon Oct. 6.

“I think that things are starting to turn around for us,” said coach Mr. Jon Shores. “The team is starting to do a little bit better. We got off to a slow start, guys weren’t playing all that great, and for whatever reason five guys weren’t playing well. But the last couple of weeks the guys have really started to play a lot better.”

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Brophy spoils Desert Vista’s homecoming game

Turnovers and a strong second half helped the Brophy Broncos ruin Desert Vista’s homecoming game Oct. 30.

By night’s end senior running back Max Leonesio ’10 had four touchdown runs and the Broncos topped the Thunder 47-24.

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Hamilton outlasts Brophy second half comeback

Phoenix College’s Hoy Stadium might as well have been renamed Heartbreak Hotel Friday, Oct. 23.

Despite Brophy overcoming a 21-0 first half shutout and tying the game, Hamilton was able to hold off the late Bronco surge and take the win, 24-21.

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Big Bronco plays make up for mistakes against Mesa

Brophy triumphed over the Mesa Jackrabbits Oct. 16 thanks in part to a late goal line interception by Joe Maggi ’11.

Maggi’s fourth quarter pick off stopped a Mesa drive and helped nailed down the 26-18 victory for Brophy.

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Leonesio leads Broncos to big region victory

Max Leonesio ’10 scored five touchdowns and rushed for more than 250 yards to lead the Brophy Broncos past the Red Mountain Lions Oct. 2 in Mesa.

“It was a great team effort,” Leonesio said. “The offense worked well.”

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Brophy golf loses 2 seniors but still swinging up to par

The Brophy golf team has teed up for the season.

The cuts are made, the gear distributed and the matches have begun. The tryouts consisted of two nine-hole rounds at Encanto, a round of cuts, a round of nine at the Grayhawk Talon course and then another 18 holes.

The Varsity team lost two seniors last year, one of whom was in the top five in the state. With the loss also came the gain of four freshman on varsity, and six freshman in the entire golf program.

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Brophy tops Chandler in overtime thriller

A blocked kick and a successful Brophy extra point attempt were the deciding factors in the Bronco’s nail-biter win Sept. 26.
Brophy beat the Chandler Wolves 27-26 in overtime Friday night in the Bronco’s Homecoming Game at Phoenix College Stadium.

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Brophy vs. Hamilton to be featured on Fox Sports

Brophy’s football game against the Hamilton Huskies will be shown on FOX Sports Arizona on Friday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. for the “Farmers Game of the Week” package.
The game will be played at Phoenix College and will be shown in approximately 2.8 million households in Arizona and New Mexico.

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Centennial delivers a blow to the Broncos

On Sept. 17, Brophy traveled to Centennial to take on the Coyotes, who are projected to be the best team in the state and 9th in the nation, according to USA Today.
Coming into the game, the Broncos were fresh off of last week’s 44-7 victory against their rival, St. Mary’s.
Both teams carried a 3-0 record going into the matchup, knowing that someone had to lose. In the end, the Broncos fell 24-12.

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