Desert Vista shuts out Brophy baseball in five innings

The Brophy baseball team connected their swings with the ball for 14 hits and 15 runs in a win Friday, April 23 against the No. 1 high school team in Arizona, the Hamilton Huskies.

On Tuesday, April 27 the Broncos did not score any runs and had just five hits against the 14-15 Desert Vista Thunder. Instead, it was the Thunder with the bats scoring 10 runs on 13 hits.

Coming into the game on a three game winning streak, Desert Vista scored their 10 runs in five innings. With a 10-run lead, the game was called due to the mercy rule.

Broncos slug their way past Huskies for coach’s 600th win

There were fireworks going off in the Phoenix sky Friday night April 23, a display put on by the Arizona Diamondbacks who had just beaten the Philadelphia Phillies.

The fireworks might not have been intended for the Brophy Broncos baseball team but as they watched them past the left field wall of Opus Field, the Broncos cheered in celebration of their own meaningful victory.

By beating the Hamilton Huskies 15-10, the Broncos upset the top ranked team in the state and the fourth ranked team in the entire country.

Brophy hitting their stride in late season

As of April 21, the Brophy baseball team sits at 16-7 with five games remaining in the regular season; the Broncos have won eight of their last 13.

The four remaining games for Brophy are against Hamilton April 23, one against Red Mountain on April 22 and two against Desert Vista on April 27 and April 28.

Brophy’s baseball team beat the Mesa Jackrabbits 9-4 Tuesday, April 6 in what coaches called an important win making their record in region play 1-1 as of that game. The Broncos’ batters peppered the field with 14 hits.

Facebook, Internet privacy becomes public record

The beginning of the 21st century has often been hailed as the Age of Information, but it begs the question of just whose information it is the age of.
With the increasing prevalence of social networking Web sites, a large amount of previously private information is now being made accessible and shared on the Internet.
“The first thing we want everyone to understand about the Internet is that it’s all public domain,” said Brophy Dean Mr. Jim Bopp about the Internet at large.

Faculty sport alternative transportation to save environment, money

On any day, three to five teachers’ bikes are parked in the bike racks below Eller.

These days climate change and rising gas prices entice many Brophy employees to bike or ride mass transit to school.

Forty-three Brophy teachers and employees currently participate in the alternative transportation program, according to Mr. John Buchanan, Brophy security director.

Mayasich remembered as ‘kind and giving spirit’

“He was who he was, always,” said Cooper Davis ’10 about his friend Brophy senior Robby Mayasich ’10. “And that is what made him so special.”

Mayasich died March 2 after he was struck by a car during a running race several days earlier. He was 18.

Friday, Feb. 26 a group of Brophy students along with others from around Arizona entered the Ragnar Relay. Ragnar is a race that starts in Prescott and ends in Mesa.

Family, friends, faculty gather March 8 to honor life of fallen friend

Nearly 2,000 people gathered together in St. Francis Xavier Church Monday, March 8 to say one final goodbye to Brophy senior Robby Mayasich ’10.

Mayasich died March 2 after he was struck by a car and sustained severe injuries while running the Ragnar Relay Race Feb. 27.

The church was filled to the brim with friends, family and Brophy faculty.

Mayasich, organ donors give the gift of life

When Robby Mayasich ’10, known as a giving and caring person his entire life, passed away he left behind a gift that would change lives.

He was an organ donor, or someone who gives their vital organs to medicine for a transplant in event of their death.

Mayasich died March 2 after he was struck by a car while running a relay race with friends several days earlier.

Mock Trial combines courtroom experience with competition

The only place where “the state’s star witness is a coked out drug dealer,” according to Blake Tonn ’10 is at the Mock Trial state competition March 27.

Mock trial spent the day competing against other schools in multiple trials.

The case surrounded a fake car and light rail crash.

This year the entire team has qualified for the state tournament.

“Its kinda like Law and Order,” said Joshua Hansen-Staggs ’10.
Students change positions during different trials.