Sports

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…
Bronco sports year in review
Augie Walters ’21 THE ROUNDUP Baseball: The baseball season was cancelled last year after the Varsity team defeated Desert Vista to give themselves a 4-4 record. Looking for vengeance, the Broncos bring 12 seniors into the 2020-21 season to try and make a run at the State Championship this spring after a year dealing with COVID protocols. Football: The football season was able to take place during the peak of…
Trickle and Sweetman place in wrestling State Championships
By Ridge Peterson ’21 THE ROUNDUP Brophy wrestling concludes their season by sending two wrestlers to the Arizona State Championships, placing third and fourth in their respective divisions. Ty Trickle ’24 defeated competitors from Marana and Mountain Ridge but later lost to Chandler’s four-time State champion Zach Espalin. Trickle went on to place fourth in the state in the 126-pound division.  The other Bronco competitor at the State Championship, David…
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…