Sports

Henry Palmer completes 28.5 mile swim around Manhattan
Photo by Ridge Peterson ’21 | Palmer swims the last 14 miles down the Hudson River By Ridge Peterson ’21 THE ROUNDUP Henry Palmer ’21 recently became one of the youngest swimmers to complete the iconic New York Open Water (NYOW) 20 Bridges Swim held on Aug. 17. The 28.5-mile swim begins on the South Side of Manhattan and swimmers continue counter-clockwise through the Harlem River, the Hudson River and…
Student athletes to represent Brophy all across country in college
Photo courtesy of Brophy College Prep | Mason Kokodynski ’19 signs his National Letter of Intent on April 26, 2019. By Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP Marques White – Football – Dartmouth CollegeJackson Garcia – Football – University of San DiegoJoey Kelly – Football – Syracuse University E.J Hamilton- Football – Blackhill State UniversityZander Wondrash- Football – Simpson CollegeSully Shannon- Football – University of IdahoTony Hendricks – Golf – UCLANate…
New football coach arrives, key player leaves program
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | Denzel Burke carrying the ball in a game against the Liberty Lions on Aug. 17, 2018. By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Jason Jewell will be the new head football coach after the departure of Mr. Jon Kitna who left to take over as the quarterback coach for the Dallas Cowboys. Mr. Jewell coached at Glendale Community College for 12 years before accepting his new role at…
Spring training brings tourism, unique events to Arizona sports season
By Carl Justice ’21 THE ROUNDUP Spring Training is an annual event in Arizona. The Cactus League, hosted across Phoenix and its surrounding suburbs, draws two million fans to the valley per year. The Arizona Republic told the story of the beginning of the Cactus League in March 2017. “What would become today’s Cactus League began in 1947 with just two teams,” the article explained. Those two teams were the…
Brophy Coaches Focus on the Faith Aspect of Coaching
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | Former baseball coaches look on as the baseball team goes through warm ups. By Luke Odden ’21 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s Ignatian identity can be found in Brophy’s athletic department with prayers at the beginning of sports events such as swimming, football and baseball. Brophy sports teams like the baseball and football team are competing in the highest division of sports in the state. With…
Players, coaches emphasize playing for one another
By Xander Welty ’21 THE ROUNDUP Two of the biggest parts of Brophy’s life on campus are religion and athletics. Incorporating religion into sports can be a tricky thing to do, but a lot of the teams on campus find time for some sort of religious activity before, during, or after they play. Whether it be prayer, retreats, or spending time in the chapel, teams utilize a variety of different…
Sports year in review, teams earn four state titles
Photo collage by Raymond Link ’20 By Alex Cannella ’19 and Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP Football  The football team finished with a 7-3 record in Mr. Jon Kitna’s first and final season as head coach. Football exited the playoffs in a first round loss against Red Mountain despite valiant efforts of strong safety and Dartmouth commit Marques White ’19.  Swimming Swimming’s dominance continued as they won their 31st consecutive…
Rugby team aims for back-to-back state championships
Photo by Victor Beck ’20 | The rugby team gets instructions in a practice at the Brophy Sports Complex. By Victor Beck ’20 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy rugby team is focusing in on the state championship hoping to renew last year’s state title.  Rugby player Peter Robles ’20 highlights the importance of collaboration and as a way to reach that goal.  “Our goal as a team is to shoot for the state…
Magnum’s striking character, Kung Fu skills gain international attention
Photo by George Anton ’21 | Andre Magnum ’21 performs a Kung Fu pose outside of Brophy Hall. By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP Andre Magnum ’21 is a sophomore who blends in with all Brophy kids, except maybe for his fiery red hair and his 6’4 body frame. What most people don’t know about Andre is that he is a professional athlete in Kung fu, has won countless competitions, and…
Wade becomes new head Athletic Trainer, provides needed care
Photo by Jackson Moran ’21 | New athletic trainer, Mrs. Danelle Wade, works on Patrick Grindey ’20 in the athletic training room. By Eric Lindholm ’19 and Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP This past year, the Sports Medicine and Athletic Training department was bolstered by the addition of new staff to satisfy the expanding sports landscape at Brophy. The program, originally headed up by Mr. Chris White, added Mrs. Danelle…