Sports

Hendricks wins Brophy Invitational again, thirsty for State Championship
Tony Hendricks ’19 with his Brophy Invitational championship trophy on Aug. 25. By Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP   The Brophy golf team hosted its annual Brophy Invitational at Greyhawk Golf Course on Aug. 25. Over 70 athletes from 13 different schools participated in the tournament. Tony Hendricks ’19 won the the invite, for the second year in a row. Hendricks finished the weekend five shots under par shooting a…
YMCA recreational basketball grasps the attention of seniors, strengthens community
Photo by Gianna Beck ’19 | YMCA teams 3’s and Dubs and DTD3CS play each other on Sept. 15 at the Christown YMCA   By Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP   One of the most popular events Brophy does in the community is the intramural sports tournaments. YMCA basketball takes that intramural experience and expands upon the idea of fun-based competition. Over 35 seniors have registered to be a part…
Brophy Hockey team acquires new coach, very optimistic for new season
By Noah Lederer ’21 THE ROUNDUP Photo by Noah Lederer ’21 | Goalie Nathan Mazur ’19 awaits the oncoming attack in a hockey game on Aug. 31. The varsity team is 1-4 this year. This season, Brophy has acquired a new hockey coach and he is looking to create a better hockey program. Head coach Mr. Michael Grams is very hopeful for what this season will bring. Mr. Grams has…
Athletic department must reconsider sponsored apparel policy to avoid hypocrisy
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Brophy’s Denzel Burke (10) and Sully Shannon (26) attempt to intercept a pass intended for Desert Vista’s wide receiver Jake White (1) in a high school football game against Desert Vista Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Phoenix. Desert Vista defeated Brophy 17-14. By Hayden Welty ’19 & Jack Davis ’19THE ROUNDUP The Issue: Brophy Athletic teams continue to employ gear from companies that fail to…
Coaches, training staff prioritize concussions, students must self report
Photo by Hunter Franklin, ’19 | Brophy’s football team kneels as their injured quarterback, Noah Gonzales ’18, is looked over by Brophy’s physical trainers in a high school football game against Desert Vista Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Phoenix. Desert Vista defeated Brophy 17-14. By Spencer Inglett ’19 & Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP While the risk of concussions is visible in every sport, football and the sport’s hard hits…
Should athletes keep politics out of the game?
By Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP With the controversies behind kneeling for the national anthem and “shut up and dribble,” the resulting discussion has turned to the validity of athletes utilizing their platform to promote their political opinions. Football defensive consultant Mr. Thurmond Moore has trained many NFL athletes during their seasons or to prepare the athletes for the draft. “There is too much value placed on people at times…
Owen’s leadership, work ethic, contributes to role on varsity basketball team
Photo by Manuel Mata-Flores’19| Basketball player Alec Owen’19 lines up to take a shot in the Dutch on Friday Dec. 15, 2017. Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP Two years after being cut from the Brophy Freshman Basketball Team, Alec Owen ’19 played his first varsity game as a junior Dec. 1 against Skyline High School. Owen said this was a moment he has dreamed about ever since he was about…
Football program hires former NFL quarterback, seeks revival
Photo by Edwin Perez ’18 | Jon Kitna was hired as the new coach and was introduced to coaches, players and faculty members for the first time on Feb. 19. By Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP Brophy announced the hiring of new head football coach Mr. Jon Kitna on February 15th. Kitna played in the NFL for 16 years and recently coached at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington. Athletic…
Year in Sports Review
Photo Illustration by Manny Mata-Flores ’19.  By Spencer Inglett ’19 & Alex Cannella ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Football Football finished their season 1-9. Mr. Scooter Molander has decided to step down from his head coach position after 13 seasons and two championships. Former NFL quarterback Mr. Jon Kitna will take over the program come fall. Cross Country The Cross Country team won state runner up for the third year in…
Volleyball Team wins Las Vegas Tournament, 2nd title in 4 years
Photo Courtesy of Brophy Volleyball| The varsity volleyball team went to the 2018 Easter Vegas Invitational and won the tournament. By Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP The varsity volleyball team placed 1st in the 2018 Las Vegas Easter Invitational on March 27th. In the Championship Game, Brophy defeated Centennial High School (Las Vegas,NV) by a score of 2-0. Historically, the Broncos have been successful in this tournament. They have reached…