Sports

Swim Team Hopes to Get Back on Track
By Edward Hoppensteadt ‘24 THE ROUNDUP After an abruptly ended season last year, the Brophy Swim Team is back on track; as the team moves forward and succeeds this season, they leave the memory of their season being ended in hindsight.  On the heels of their last invite win, “It’s a completely different family each year, we got different characters and it’s a great group of guys right now. I’m…
JV athlete recovers after basketball collapse on campus
By Thomas Haak ’23 THE ROUNDUP Several weeks ago, Jason Person ’24 suffered a cardiac injury while practicing basketball with the JV team.  Mrs. Renee Oldani was one of the initial people to help tend to Person. She rushed over and started to perform CPR and chest compressions. She helped tend to Person with Coach John Burns, the head coach of the JV basketball team, as they called for 911…
Sophomore Henry Wagy, a Skilled Fly Fisherman, takes home silver
Whether it be a competition, training or just relaxing, Henry Wagy ’24 can always be found near some water with a fishing rod. Ever since his dad first taught him, Wagy has been an avid fisherman, and a pretty good one at that.    Henry Wagy competes for Team U.S.A. Youth Fly Fishing, which is a group of 16 teenagers who have shown their talent throughout multiple clinics. They are…
BSC hosts record breaking distance run
By Renzo Moran ’24 THE ROUNDUP   Alice Wright, a runner for the Hoka NAZ Elite team, broke a British national record last week at the Brophy Sports Campus when she ran 17,044 meters in one hour on October.   The one hour event that started back in the 17th century saw a rise in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic with world records being set in Brussels by Mo Farah…
4 football players commit to Division 1 schools
By Ian O’Riley ’24 THE ROUNDUP   The Brophy Varsity Football Team is in the beginning of one of its most competitive years. The team is very promising, and there is a lot of potential for this year to be special, says Head Varsity Football Coach Mr. Jason Jewell.   In 2021, the team produced 44 high-quality football players in the senior class, 11 of which have received 4-year college…
Brophy-Saint Mary’s rivalry revived in season opener
By Thomas Haak ‘23 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s football team will face rival Saint Mary’s for the first time in nine years on Friday, Sept. 4th at Central High School’s stadium. The rivalry began when Brophy shut down due to the Great Depression in 1939 and gifted the green and white jerseys to the Saint Mary’s football team. When Brophy opened back up in 1952, it purchased used equipment from Santa…
Burrage and Chew put fist up during national anthem to fight back against systemic Racism
By Nicholas Williams ’21 THE ROUNDUP Starting guards Patrick Chew ’22 and Desi Burrage ’21 have made it a tradition with each other to put their fists up during the national anthem of every basketball game this season. This idea came from Chew, who knew he wanted to make a statement in high school sports even before the season started. Over the summer, the NBA had come to the forefront…
Prep basketball circuit becomes appealing option for Arizona players.
By Nicholas Williams THE ROUNDUP In the past couple of years, Arizona has seen many more talented basketball players make the switch from their high schools to the prep basketball circuit. The prep basketball league in Arizona that was formed in recent years is called the Grind Session.  The Grind Session for men’s basketball is made up of 20 teams, most being from Arizona and California, but not all. The…
ISSU introduces cricket to Brophy with resounding success
Nathan Wise ’21 THE ROUNDUP The Indian Subcontinental Student Union recently brought cricket to play at lunchtime, and in only a few months, a surprising enthusiasm for the sport has swept the Brophy community.  With the help of Mr. Londoño and the OEI, the ISSU was able to purchase cricket equipment this year, which was largely kickstarted by the passion of Samson Mathias ’22, founder of the ISSU, and Amit…
Teachers and students race for Foundation for Blind Children
Augie Walters ’21 THE ROUNDUP What started as just Kyle Tran ’21 putting up posters to see who would help with the Foundation for Blind Children’s March for Sight eventually turned into a group of twelve teachers racing at the Brophy Sports Complex in order to help out the charity. This all began with Tran’s involvement in the Romero Program which led him to work with the Foundation for the…