Chase Bayless

Swimmer Blake sets sights on Olympics, competing for Spanish team
By Chase Bayless ’15 & J.P. Hajjar ’16 THE ROUNDUP Swimmer Jack Blake ’17 officially acquired dual citizenship in Spain with the hopes that he will compete for the country’s swim team in the upcoming Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. As a frequent visitor of the country and whose mother was born there, Blake said he felt comfortable with his decision and liked his chances of making the team. “I knew…
Basketball loses OT thriller to Westview, knocked out of playoffs
By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP After the game couldn’t be settled in four quarters, the Broncos came up short in overtime losing to Westview 65-60 Feb. 19, in the first round of the playoffs. Bo Brunkhorst ’16 led the team in scoring with 27 points, including six three-pointers. Leading rebounders Freddie Erlandson ’15 and Michael Kempton ’15 both produced many second chances on offensive rebounds. The Broncos were trailing…
Wrestlers place in Mile High Challenge
Photo courtesy of Brophy Wrestling — The Varisty wrestling team traveled to the Mile High Challenge in Prescott Valley. Keenan Woodburn ’15 (pictured) took home 4th place at the event. By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP The wrestling team competed in the Mile High Challenge in Prescott Valley over the weekend of Jan. 2, and finished with multiple wrestlers medaling. The team, led by head coach Mr. Jose Leyba, filled…
Cross Country places 9th, looks to the future
Photo by Luke Mailliard ’15 — Cross country runner Luke Mason ’17 sprints ahead of a Gilbert High School runner. By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP The cross country season came to a close as the team finished ninth in the state championship, Saturday, Nov. 8 at Cave Creek golf course. “We didn’t run to our potential, but three of our top six were underclass men and are still learning…
Basketball preps for tough schedule, seeks cohesion
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 |  Frederick Erlandson ’15 reaches for the ball as the varsity Basketball team practices after school Nov. 6. Returning players have been practicing, lifting weights since the start of the school year By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP With the 2014-15 season on the horizon, the Brophy basketball team is looking for a return to the state playoffs after just missing the cut last year.…
Brophy defeats Desert Ridge, advances to state semi-finals
Photo by Matthew Montes ’15 | Brophy’s Jack Haddon ’15 runs a blocked kick in for a touchdown Nov. 14. Brophy defeated Desert Ridge 21-7 in the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs. Brophy 21 Desert Ridge 7 By Chase Bayless ’15 & Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Despite not scoring in the second half, Brophy was able to come away with a win at home Nov. 14 against Desert…
Football wins 3rd straight, beats Corona Del Sol 55-7
Brophy 55 Corona Del Sol 7 By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP Brophy scored 49 points in the first half and allowed just one score the entire game Thursday, Oct. 2 en route to a 55-7 victory over Corona Del Sol. After starting the season 1-3, this marks the team’s third straight win, improving their record to 4-3. “We knew that the tough schedule early on was going to pay…
Football falls short to Centennial despite comeback attempt
Centennial 24 Brophy 14 By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP  Down by three points with 2:35 left in the game, Brophy’s offense had a chance to mount a game-winning drive Thursday, Sept. 11, but were unable to do so as they lost 24-14 against Centennial. The Broncos’ offense scored two long touchdowns through the air, but struggled at times to sustain drives. “That’s been our issue all year. We’ve had…
Volleyball relies on ‘persistence,’ ‘camaraderie’ to carry team
By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP With just five more matches on the schedule as of April 10, the volleyball team is focused on improving the little things to make themselves a contender for the state championship. The team holds a current record of 21-10-1 under head coach Mr. Tony Oldani. Mr. Oldani cited the camaraderie and closeness of the group as a reason for their success. “Typically you get…