Sports

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…
Amidst lower revenue, optimism reigns after football season
By Nathan Wise ’21 THE ROUNDUP Despite the abnormal financial situation brought on by COVID-19, Brophy administrators and faculty are proud of the school and football teams for their response to the unprecedented season. 23 games were played across four different football teams (Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman Red and Freshman White) this season––a season in which no games were promised. Originally, on July 27th, 2020, Brophy principal Mr. Bob Ryan…
Brophy athletes pressured to ignore COVID symptoms
By Xander Welty ’21 and Nathan Wise ’21 THE ROUNDUP While facing COVID-19, athletes are faced with a choice: to be honest about symptoms and exposures even though it puts the team at risk of quarantine, or to lie. Each outbreak at Brophy, regardless of whether it occurs on an athletic team or not, is assessed on a case by case basis.  For the most part, explains Head Athletic Trainer…
Harberson brings professional insight as new lacrosse coach
By Sergio Arvizu-Rivera ’23 THE ROUNDUP Patrick Harbeson, a current professional lacrosse player, hopes to lead Brophy Lacrosse to the state championship as he takes the role of head coach. Harbeson has had a successful career as a lacrosse player, playing in the Major Lacrosse League at the beginning of his professional career and is now playing in the Premier Lacrosse League, a newly formed league meant for the best…
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…