Sports

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…
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…