‘Government Plates’ continues Death Grips’ legacy of nonconformity
By Charles Louis Dominguez ’14 THE ROUNDUP Death Grips – “Government Plates” 6.5 out of 10 I’m a die-hard Death Grips fan. I fell in love with their music freshman year and have been following them fervently ever since. Naturally, when they surprised fans by randomly releasing their fourth full-length album “Government Plates” for free download Nov. 13, I was elated. On my first listen to their new album, I…
‘Batman Arkham Origins’ boasts great story, lacks originality
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP 9 out of 10 It’s Christmas Eve, eight assassins are out to kill you for the $50 million prize on your head and you must take them out before sunrise; enter “Batman Arkham Origins.” “Batman Arkham Origins” is the third installment in the monster hit “Batman Arkham” games for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC, 3ds and PS Vita. The two previous installments were…
Hoops coach Burns teaches on and off the court
By Christian Guerithault ’14 THE ROUNDUP The head coach of a sports team is usually viewed as the most important member of the team, however an assistant coach can be just as important to the team’s success. Assistant varsity basketball coach Mr. John Burns has been at Brophy for six years and he has been an assistant varsity basketball coach for all six years. “I’m there to assist Coach (Tony)…
Golf continues top finishes, Triplett steps up as leader
By Michael Ahearne ’14 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy Golf team finished their season placing fourth in the state finals with the help of team captain Sam Triplett ’14 and golfers Chip Getz ’16 and Michael Feagles ’16. “We finished fourth at the state tournament, which, out of the 20 or so teams, it wasn’t bad,” Triplett said. “But we were hoping to finish a little higher, so it was a…
Football overcomes obstacles for quarterfinal quarter bid
By William Joseph Borders IV THE ROUNDUP  This season, the Brophy football team faced some of the states toughest schedules and many injuries. Despite a 5-12 record, Brophy clinched a playoff spot. Thanks in parts to a three game win streak to close out the regular season and the power points they racked up facing the top ranked opponents. The broncos knocked off undefeated Westview in the opening round of…
Tradition reigns as students illuminate holiday customs
By Jeffrey J. Kimball Erdely ’14 THE ROUNDUP  Diversity among students is present during the holidays. With so many different beliefs and traditions coming into play, students have a variety of customs, religious beliefs or practices they celebrate during the holiday season. Noe Medrano ’14 shares a custom his family is familiar with—the Spanish tradition of Las Posadas. “A couple is picked to represent Mary and Joseph and baby Jesus,”…
Velez strives to play college football
By Brendan C. Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Ryan Velez ’16 plays running back for Brophy’s football team, along with other sports, and he hopes to continue playing football in the future. Velez said he has been playing football for seven or eight years now and it’s his favorite sport. “Football is my favorite because it’s the one sport my parents didn’t want me to play when I was younger,” Velez…
Teams execute pre-practice and pre-game rituals across seasons
By J.P. Hajjar ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Sports teams and athletes tend to be creatures of habit and superstition. Many have certain traditions before every practice or game. “We listen to music to pump us up in the locker room and then do a prayer,” said Patrick Rottman ’16 when asked about what he does before a varsity hockey game. For the hockey and soccer teams, they like to play music…
Athlete routines are more than just superstitions
Garrison Murphy ‘15 THE ROUNDUP Andrew Ripple ’15 steps from the baseball team’s dugout and begins his walk to home plate. He slowly edges his way to the batter’s box, surreptitiously eyeing the infield at the same time maintaining complete and utter focus. Determination and confidence radiate from Ripple as he tightens his batting gloves for the final time. He is in the zone. The pitcher checks the runner at…
Wrestling launches into new season
By Tanner Nypen ’15 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy wrestling team begins their new season Nov. 26 in a match against three other schools. “We will wrestle three matches, we will wrestle three different teams; Mountain Ridge, Pinnacle and Desert Mountain,” said head coach Mr. Jose Leyba ’94. According to Mr. Leyba in his first year as head coach, the wrestling team has been practicing since last April via camps, summer…