Sports

All African American starting five signals a new cultural era
Photo courtesy of Brophy Hoops Instagram page | The basketball team is seen huddling around the starting five in between quarters. By Nicholas Williams ’21 The ROUNDUP For the first time in Brophy history, The 19-20 basketball team stepped on the court with an all African American starting five. The closest occurrence of this was last year, during the 18-19 season, in which four African American players were on the…
Energy Builds as the Tennis Team Prepares for Fast Approaching Season
Photo by Quentin Dunnigan ’22 | 7th hour tennis practices together as the season comes to a beginning By Quentin Dunnigan ’22 THE ROUNDUP While the spring season of varsity tennis approaches, players are beginning to prepare for the upcoming tryouts and for the season as a whole. Having won state championships for three consecutive years and going undefeated in-state last year, the players are hoping for another successful season…
Dual-sport athlete Michael Diaz commits to Santa Clara on a baseball scholarship
Photo provided by Michael Diaz ’20 | Michael Diaz ’20 waiting to swing off of an opposing pitch By Nicholas Williams ’21 Brophy senior Michael Diaz ’20 recently announced his college commitment to Santa Clara in order to continue his baseball career. Diaz’s primary position is 3rd base, and he also plays in the outfield. “Diaz is special because of his work ethic, as a multi-sport athlete, he is in…
Lacrosse aims for redemption after state championship loss
Photo courtesy of Andrew Welty | Members of the varsity lacrosse team pose for a picture at the Blackjack Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada The ROUNDUP By Kaidan Linse’20 Though falling short in the state championship final last season to Notre Dame Prep, the 2019 Brophy lacrosse team racked up a number of impressive accomplishments, most notably earning the ranking as the No. 1 high school division one lacrosse team…
Kobe Bryant: a lasting legacy throughout sports
Photo courtesy of WikiCommons | Kobe Bryant’s memory lives on even outside of basketball and sports in general. THE ROUNDUP By Reid Shniderman’20 Kobe Bryant, former Los Angeles Lakers superstar and prominent figure in the National Basketball Association (NBA), died on January 26 this year in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA. His thirteen-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant as well as six family friends were on board, none of whom survived.…
Baseball team hopes to build off successes, shortcomings of last season
By Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP Photo by Nick Pecora ’21 | Head baseball coach Mr. Josh Garcia ’07 instructs the team during afternoon practice on Jan. 14, 2020 The Brophy Broncos baseball team has been preparing all year for their upcoming season, which will begin with their first preseason game on Feb. 26. The team’s preparation for this season includes lifting weights before school twice a week and on-field…
2020 Tokyo Olympics add new sports
Photo courtesy of the Olympics | The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Committee breaks boundaries by adding five new sports. By Ridge Peterson ’21 THE ROUNDUP The International Olympic Committee has added five new sports to the games this upcoming year. Which will be held in Tokyo, Japan from Friday, July 24, 2020, to Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. The new sports include karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing. While those sports are…
Pitch and Catch: Resley embraces challenges, rigor of rowing
By Nick Pecora ’21 THE ROUNDUP What is your name and year at Brophy? I’m George Resley, Class of 2020. I’m a senior. What sport(s) do you participate in at Brophy? Right now, for the past two years, I’ve been rowing. Previously, I did pole vaulting my sophomore year, tennis my freshman year, but crew is definitely the sport for me. I can really apply myself athletically there and my…
Wrestling Preview
By Tynan Schwartz The Roundup Coming off of Cesar Alvarez ‘22 winning second and Thomas Derr ‘19 making it to quarters at Freakshow 2019 the wrestling team is off to a great start with Head Coach Mr. Wayne Catan and Coach Mr. Jose Leyba ’94 have high hopes for this year. With the preseason training being difficult and the in-season training being even more difficult, Mr. Catan hopes to train…
Rugby Players are Hopeful to Win State Championships as the Fall Season Begins
Photo by Garret Van Wie ’22 | The Rugby team and players warm up and practice for the current fall season. By Quentin Dunnigan ’22 With the first of two seasons of rugby having begun, the players are ready to work hard and train well. Looking to the future, they hope to overcome their challenges and bring in a state championship in the later, spring season. “I really want guys…