Sports

Teams adapt to gym restrictions in the Dutch
Thomas Haak ’23 The Roundup With the rule changes made to The Dutch, no students except PE classes and sports teams have been able to work out and this will likely last for the remainder of the year.  The teams that are allowed to use The Dutch are football, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, wrestling and tennis. Teams that are often working out in The Dutch have been affected by these rule…
Flores brings rich basketball background to Brophy
By Nicholas Williams ’21 Brophy teacher Mr. Ivan Flores has quite the unique basketball history prior to his arrival at Brophy in 2018. Mr. Flores grew up in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, a municipality of Puerto Rico located in the northern coastal valley. It has a population of approximately 208,000. He started playing basketball at the age of 8 years old when a friend wanted him to play with him on…
Amidst lower revenue, optimism reigns after football season
By Nathan Wise ’21 THE ROUNDUP Despite the abnormal financial situation brought on by COVID-19, Brophy administrators and faculty are proud of the school and football teams for their response to the unprecedented season. 23 games were played across four different football teams (Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman Red and Freshman White) this season––a season in which no games were promised. Originally, on July 27th, 2020, Brophy principal Mr. Bob Ryan…
Brophy athletes pressured to ignore COVID symptoms
By Xander Welty ’21 and Nathan Wise ’21 THE ROUNDUP While facing COVID-19, athletes are faced with a choice: to be honest about symptoms and exposures even though it puts the team at risk of quarantine, or to lie. Each outbreak at Brophy, regardless of whether it occurs on an athletic team or not, is assessed on a case by case basis.  For the most part, explains Head Athletic Trainer…
Harberson brings professional insight as new lacrosse coach
By Sergio Arvizu-Rivera ’23 THE ROUNDUP Patrick Harbeson, a current professional lacrosse player, hopes to lead Brophy Lacrosse to the state championship as he takes the role of head coach. Harbeson has had a successful career as a lacrosse player, playing in the Major Lacrosse League at the beginning of his professional career and is now playing in the Premier Lacrosse League, a newly formed league meant for the best…
AIA continues to loosen Guidelines to play winter sports
By: Nicholas Williams THE ROUNDUP The Arizona Interscholastic Association has loosened its  COVID-19 restrictions multiple times since the beginning of the year. However, at the moment, it doesn’t seem like it will be enough as Brophy basketball, wrestling and soccer have all been delayed. The AIA uses cases per 100,000 in the county to determine whether or not schools are allowed to play sports. This metric only pertains to starting…
NFL Votes initiative urges citizens to vote in election
By Xander Welty ’21 THE ROUNDUP In early August, The National Football League launched an initiative called “NFL Votes” that will promote civic engagement through players, coaches, legends, teams and league personnel.  The NFL Votes initiative focuses on three key components: voter education, voter registration and voter activation. This initiative is a part of the league’s social justice program called Inspire Change.  Recently, the NFL has tried to amplify the…
DeCremer commits to play baseball for Oregon State
By Nick Zalle ’23 THE ROUNDUP Last Spring, Brophy’s James DeCremer ’23 committed to play baseball at the collegiate level. Although only being a freshman, DeCremer committed to play baseball at one of his “dream schools” Oregon State.  “I was in the car driving home after a game I pitched, and I found out I got the offer,” said DeCremer.  The right-handed pitcher has always had an interest in playing…
NBA makes commitment toward racial justice, civic participation
By Griffin Winter ’21 THE ROUNDUP When the NBA restarted in the bubble, they made a major commitment to both racial justice and civic participation in the upcoming election.  On Aug. 23, a man named Jacob Blake was shot multiple times in the back by the police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Following that event, the Milwaukee Bucks went on a strike in the 2020 NBA playoffs in order to call attention…
Brophy Esports are “dropping in” to upcoming Fortnite PlayVS tournament
By Ransom Kaul THE ROUNDUP      Get your gamer chairs and PCs ready, because Brophy’s upcoming Fortnite Intramurals are already here! Beginning in early October, three teams, coached by Ms. Shawna Khan and Mr. Kyle McCoy, have been representing Brophy in a PlayVS-run Fortnite tournament for a chance to compete on the national stage.       With matches already underway, sign-ups are closed, but fans of Brophy esports can still support their team…