Sports

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…
Pac-12 postpone college football over COVID-19 worries
By John Wichterman ’23 THE ROUNDUP Around this time, University of Arizona and Arizona State fans would be bickering at each other, tailgating before games, and getting ready for a new college football season, but after the Pac-12 decided to postpone their season, this won’t happen for a while. On Aug. 11, the Pac-12 conference presidents and chancellors voted unanimously to postpone their fall football season after consulting with athletic…
Golf emerges as pastime amongst students during COVID-19
By Xander Welty THE ROUNDUP Drew Shyman ’21 said he played lots of golf as a little kid but gave up the game as he grew older. During the spring, Shyman began to play golf everyday and developed a love for the game. The COVID-19 pandemic shut down almost all possible sports for students to enjoy. Because of this, the number of students who played golf surged during the spring…
NCAA and its recruiting during COVID-19
William Gruwell ’21 THE ROUNDUP As COVID-19 continues to affect everyone’s life in a different way, those aspiring to be collegiate athletes are facing an unconventional complication.  COVID-19 has completely upended the NCAA’s recruitment process, halting many student athletes aspirations. Announced by the NCAA on Sept. 16, the “dead period” has now been pushed to the end of the calendar year.  The “dead period” precludes and holds off all in-person…
Garcia brings culture of leadership to sports
By Griffin Winter ’21 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Joshua Garcia ’07, current head baseball coach, was named as the new Athletic Director starting with the 2020-2021 school year.  This has not been the typical year for the new Athletic Director. COVID-19 has hampered the sports world in numerous ways.  “There are no smooth days with COVID, especially with football,” Mr. Garcia said. “The biggest challenge as an AD is not having…
Football enters phase 3, set to play October
THE ROUNDUPBy George Anton ’21 The moment that school shut down last March, the conversation began as to how and when athletics would be able to return. Since then, Brophy has pieced together a three-phased approach to bring athletes back to practice and competition. Phase one began with athletes practicing in groups less than 10, spaced out and without equipment. Phase two permits athletes to congregate in groups less than…