Chase Bayless

Football looks to new players stepping up, best teams in state
By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP As the Brophy Broncos 2013 football team begins the new season they will face the challenge of replacing almost all of its starters from last year’s teams, as well as going up against some of the best teams in state on a weekly basis. “All the new guys are stepping up, we had a lot of gaps to fill with all the starters,” said…
‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ depicts unique story of fatherhood, revenge
By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP “The Place Beyond the Pines” starring Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper 8.5 out of 10 “The Place Beyond the Pines” is about a man who has a life altering moment and the effects of the decisions he makes on his family It takes place in the small rural town of Schenectady, New York. Luke Glanton, played by Ryan Gosling, is a tough, laidback biker…
Mason partakes in transcontinental travel, hikes Mt. Fuji
By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP When Ms. Jessica Mason isn’t teaching math, she can be found traveling the world. She has been overseas on many trips throughout her life. From visiting Paris and Scotland as a student, to recently spending two months backpacking alone throughout the unfamiliar territories of Europe, she has seen many foreign places. She also spent a month in Japan, starting and ending her journey in…
Controversial ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ remarkably depicts history’s greatest manhunt
By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP “Zero Dark Thirty”- Starring: Jessica Chastain and Jason Clarke 9.5 out of 10 For more than a decade the immensely feared Osama Bin Laden, leader of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group, was labeled as one of the most wanted men in the world’s history. Being the alleged ringleader of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks and responsible for more than 3,000 U.S. civilian deaths made him…
Basketball edges Highland in final seconds
Brophy 65 Highland 63 By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP With six seconds to go and the game tied on Jan. 31, Tim Kempton ’13 was fouled as he drove toward the basket and missed the shot. As the crowd went crazy, Kempton hit both of his free throw attempts and the Broncos defense stopped Highland to walk away with the two-point win, 65-63. “I told them to switch everything,…
Students meet up at Village Racquet and Health Clubs for fitness and socializing
Private club provides fitness venue outside of campus By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP On any given day, the vibrant scene at Villages Health Clubs across the Valley consists of Brophy students. There are four Village Health Clubs located in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area with the Camelback and Gainey branches being the most popular. The Village is just one of the many different places students gather at to exercise…
Soccer returns ‘good core of seniors’ after championship loss
Alec Vick ’15 & Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP Last year, the Brophy Soccer team made it to the state championship for the third time in four years. The game ended with an unfamiliar fate for the Broncos with a heartbreaking 2-1 loss in overtime to Hamilton. “It was a hard pill to swallow, but it’s these difficult experiences that help us in the future,” said head soccer coach Mr.…
Brophy advances to semifinals after close game against Red Mountain
Brophy 14 Red Mountain 13     By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP The Broncos survived a low scoring affair on Friday, Nov. 9 at home against Red Mountain in a game that came down to the last minute. In the matchup earlier this year between these two teams Red Mountain came away with a touchdown with just under a minute to go in the Broncos 33-31 loss. This time…
2nd half turnaround helps Brophy football upset No. 1 Mountain Pointe
Brophy 54 Mountain Point 28 By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP The Broncos scored 29 points in just more than 10 minutes in the third quarter to pull off a come from behind win Friday, Sept. 28 over undefeated Mountain Pointe at home. After a slow start that resulted in being down 21-10 at halftime, Brophy improved in all phases of the game in the second half. “We made some…