Baseball offense has field day in rout of Alhambra

By Justin Janssen ’11

If the Broncos are going to make a run in the playoffs, they can point to the 18-2 shellacking of Alhambra April 30 as the game that jump-started them.

No. 9 Brophy (20-8) pounded out 10 extra-base hits, including four home runs, to rout the No. 8 Lions in a mercy-shortened game first round of the 5A-I postseason.

Well maintenance closes school Tuesday

Administrators expect school to open Wednesday, April 27

By Eric Villanueva ’11

Maintenance crews expect water service to Brophy will not be fully restored in order for school to resume from Spring Break Tuesday, April 26.

According to a mass announcement sent out Monday afternoon to students and parents, school for all but a few students in select AP classes will be canceled as well maintenance that began before Spring Break took longer than expected.

Water maintenance delay could cause temporary school closure

By Ian C. Beck ’12

Over the Easter break, Brophy got to work on maintenance of the underground well on campus.

According to the Brophy website, the system was in worse shape than expected and maintenance might not be completed by the time classes are set to resume on Tuesday, April 26.

Brophy pitching allows three hits in shutout win

By Erik T. Masingill ’12

Shut-out pitching and 10 runs scored across six innings gave the Brophy baseball team (17-6 overall) their third mercy-rule win of the season 10-0 over the Chandler Wolves (3-11 season) April 15.

Bronco starting pitcher, Dave Graybill ’12 pitched five innings allowing no runs, two hits and no walks while striking out four Wolves on 73 pitches.

Kauffman provides ‘motherly’ presence in classroom

By Mason Smith ’11

Moms are typically people who show unconditional love to their child even though they might do something to upset her, she still loves them.

Mrs. Deborah Kauffman is described by many students as having a “motherly” presence in the classroom.

Trap and skeet club blasts away

By Greg Goulder ’13

In the hot desert sun, Brophy sophomore and trap and skeet club leader Nate Moreno ’13 draws his shotgun to his shoulder, locks onto the clay target and fires once, destroying it in the air.

This is the scene that takes place every other Sunday with a trap and skeet shooting club at Ben Avery Shooting Range.

The club meets from 3 to 5 p.m. every other Sunday afternoon to practice their trap and skeet shooting skills.

Super student Nicolas Guerithault supersedes school

By Chase Stevens ’12

Nicolas Guerithault ’12 is one smart kid.

Taking five AP classes in his junior year while also volunteering for the Calc Club and the Spanish Honors Society is no easy feat, but Guerithault does it to prepare for the future.

“I want to be a competitive applicant to the colleges I will potentially apply to,” Guerithault wrote in a recent e-mail. “Some possibilities include Santa Clara, Barrett, Gonzaga, and Boston College. I’m not quite sure yet.”

Journalism I brings fresh faces, fresher style to newsroom

By Joe Skoog ’13

For the students in Mr. Mica Mulloy’s ’99 Journalism I class, things can seem quite daunting.

Introduction to the writing styles of journalism is a new experience for many, and there are a lot of pressures that spawn from the “hit the ground running” mentality that The Roundup has.

The Roundup staff consists of two groups of students that meet during the same class period. First year students make up the Journalism I class and second year students make up the Photojournalism course.

Arizona should choose a state gun

By Chase Stevens ’12

Recently, many Arizonans have begun advocating for naming the Colt Single-Action Army Revolver, or the Colt SAA, as the state gun.

If the state legislature did pass the bill naming the Colt SAA as the state gun, Arizona would be the first state in the United States to have an official state gun.