Sports

Hetman, Hopkins look to lead team to strong showing this season
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | Brophy runner Kenny Fitzgerald ’20 runs during a meet last season. By Xander Welty ’21 THE ROUNDUP After a finish in the top half at the state meet last year, the Track and Field team is looking for a strong showing in this upcoming season. Varsity Head Coach Mr. Bill Kalkman said that he would love to see the team perform well in early season events…
Players, administration prefer student section to cheer not jeer
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | Mason Koko ’19 motivates the crowd during the Hoopcoming basketball game on Jan. 18. Luke Odden ’21 THE ROUNDUP Are Brophy students coming to sporting events to cheer or jeer? Students that were in attendance at the Hoopcoming game last year know how intense the game can get for the players and the fans. What can start as a cheer for intentions to cheer…
Volleyball looks to succeed using teamwork over talent
Photo courtesy of Brophy Volleyball | The varsity volleyball team prays before a game. The team recites the “Hail Mary” before each game. By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP With many talented players departing the Brophy volleyball program last season, the varsity team now looks to achieve success through teamwork. Although the varsity volleyball team lost in the quarterfinals last year, they still had several talented players that left to…
White rejoins basketball team, announces football commitment
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | Senior Guard Marques White ’19 holds the ball to waste time in the Hoopcoming game versus Hamilton on Jan 19. 2019.  By Vipul Dua ’20 THE ROUNDUP   On the Monday before the basketball season started, Marques White ’19 sat down with head coach Mr. Matthew Hooten to discuss his decision on whether or not he was going to play basketball this season. “So…
Baseball squad expects forward leap, strong leadership
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Lionel Robert ’19 throws in the practice bullpen at Brophy’s Opus Field on Jan. 22, 2019.  By Carl Justice ’21 THE ROUNDUP   The Brophy baseball team is looking forward to next year, where they hope to continue on their upward trajectory in wins from last season, where they finished with a 14-17 record. Last year, the Brophy baseball team advanced to the quarterfinals…
Gordon’s passion of rock climbing takes him to competitions all around the world
Photo courtesy of Gordon Family | Clay Gordon ’20 climbs during finals of Montreal Championship in October 2017. By Victor Beck ’20 THE ROUNDUP   Clay Gordon ’20 is a nationally ranked athlete and uses his passion of climbing as a way to relax and unwind.  He’s been climbing since he was very young and has always needed to balance school and climbing. “I’ve been climbing for almost ten years now…
Students, staff excited for new Robson look
Photo by Noah Lederer ’21 | Two newly installed televisions hang in the entryway to welcome visitors to the Robson Gymnasium. Noah Lederer ’21THE ROUNDUP Over the summer and the beginning of this school year, Brophy upgraded the Robson Over the summer and the beginning of this school year, Brophy upgraded the Robson Gymnasium and students are excited. Brophy began planning these improvements around December of 2017 because they felt…
Athletics, Sports Medicine uses cutting-edge tech to bolster performance
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | Alec Owen ’19 performs an overhead squat using the Virtusense Digital FMS to score his form. By Jackson Moran ’21 THE ROUNDUP   For years, Brophy Athletics has been at the forefront of technological integration throughout every aspect of the sports program. The Strittmater Sports Medicine Lab, located in Keating Hall uses high tech equipment to improve performance and form, communicate with fans and…
Tennis Team ready to compete nationally, lead by ideals of team first
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | Andrew Chong ’21 serves in a practice session.  By Eric Lindholm ’19 THE ROUNDUP   The Brophy Tennis team has a pedigree of success in Arizona, and this year, the team looks to test their strengths nationally with their acceptance to the Newport Invitational. The team has a unique dynamic this season, with the top two players on the team being a Freshman and…
Coach Jon Kitna making history
By Luke Odden ’21 | Head Coach John Kitna celebrates with the team after a victory during his first season.  Luke Odden ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Coach Jon Kitna takes a new job with the new Alliance of American Football. Varsity football coach, Mr. Jon Kitna, has taken on a new position as the offensive coordinator for the San Diego Fleet in the upcoming Alliance of American Football (AAF). Although…