Freshman Kolbe edges out narrow win in March Madness bracket challenge
Photo Courtesy of Max Wear ’17 – Students watch the March Madness tournament in the SAC. By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP After a last second buzzer-beater by Villanova to win the National Championship game Monday, April 4, Jack Kolbe ’19 squeaked by the remaining competitors to win this year’s March Madness Bracket Challenge. The tight race between Kolbe and second-place finisher Enrique Ortega ’18 came down to the final…
Sophomore Peralta KO’s emotions through boxing
By Bryce Owen ’17 THE ROUNDUP There have been great legends in the sport of boxing such as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, “Sugar” Ray Robinson and Mike Tyson. Roberto Peralta ’18 hopes to become one of the next great names on this list. Peralta started boxing at the age of 13 when he saw a match on TV and told his mom that he had to try it. Peralta said…
Senior athletes learn lessons in teamwork, health from sports participation
By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP Graduating athletes cite trust, camaraderie, health and nutrition as important lessons from participation in sports. “I have learned how important team chemistry is,” said Jacob Talamante ’16, an outfielder for the baseball team. “No matter how much talent a team has, it will always need to have chemistry.” He said that the team chemistry helped him become a better teammate, and Alex Paul ’16,…
Sophomore Grennan focused on future in baseball
By Chris Agnone ’18 THE ROUNDUP With tryouts for varsity baseball lasting three days Feb. 9-12, sophomore Lucas Grennan ’18 knew he had to give full effort the whole time. His dedication and effort put him on the varsity squad as the youngest player and youngest starter for the 2016 season. “Sophomores making the varsity team is a huge deal because of how rare it is at Brophy,” said Jake…
Varsity lacrosse player also takes quidditch field
Photo by Charlie Register ’18 – Marcus Pimentel ’18 (left) and Charlie Albin (right) ’18 play Quidditch out on the front lawn of Brophy after school. By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP Marcus Pimentel ’18 balances both quidditch and varsity lacrosse, which are very different sports. Pimentel said that he began his quidditch career as a freshman when the program started at Brophy. “I felt the desire to play…
‘Dark Souls 3’ remains challenging, retreads worn ground
Screenshot courtesy of Chris Rehling ’16 – Dark Souls 3, the final installation in the series, takes the player through a journey of Lothric. “Dark Souls 3”- From Software Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC 7 out of 10 By Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP The “Dark Souls” series has become a staple in the world of gaming, known for its brutally punishing risk and reward gameplay and cryptic story. From…
Volleyball’s younger players stepping up
Photo by Isaac Myers ’18 – Wednesday, April 6, Frosh Volleyball defeats Hamilton in a 2-0 set. By Luis Torres ’16 THE ROUNDUP With a record of 16-17-1 as of April 19, volleyball’s young team is rising to the occasion despite their inexperience.   “The season is going a lot better than I thought it would,” said head coach Mr. Tony Oldani. “The biggest challenge so far has been instilling…
Track team continues tradition with new talent from freshmen
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 – Braden Elis ’19 pole vaults at Brophy Sports Complex after school, Monday, April 11. Many freshman have steppe up this year to fill the gap in varsity that was left by last year’s seniors. By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP This season, the track team has won the March 2 home meet and the March 5 Rattler Booster Invite. They placed third at the…
Music Videos need to be fresh, rather than derivative
By Chase Manson ’16 THE ROUNDUP In the 1980s the music video was the end all be all. It was the glory days of MTV. From Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to the endless work of Queen, the music video was the best medium for an artist to display their craft. However, lately music videos have not been as consistent. They focus more on glamour shots and quickly flashy routines, instead of…
Campus water filler stations save nearly 130K plastic bottles
Graphic by AK Alilonu ’16 – Brophy has saved nearly 130,000 bottles of water since introducing the new filler stations. Students say stations cleaner, save waste By Jose Cardenas ’16 THE ROUNDUP In the beginning of the spring semester of last year, the maintenance crew installed water fountains with automatic water bottle fillers in locations across campus. Principal Mr. Bob Ryan said that the installation of these fountains is part of Brophy’s…