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Senior shortstop Coppola looks toward TCU Horned Frog career
Senior wraps up 4 years of Bronco baseball By Connor Bradshaw Van Lier Ribbink ’13 THE ROUNDUP Finding motivation is a key ingredient in order for any athlete to achieve success, but it wasn’t hard for Charlie Coppola ’13 to find motivation before the 2013 season. It will be, after all, his final season wearing Brophy’s colors on a baseball diamond. Coppola has been a recognizable face around the athletic…
Hockey ends season ranked 7th in the nation, caps off runner-up playoff run
By Connor Bradshaw Van Lier Ribbink ’13 THE ROUNDUP The last time Brophy varsity hockey was on the ice was after a crushing overtime defeat in the state championship game against Pinnacle. However their season didn’t end there. Two weeks following the defeat, the team traveled to Florida to compete against the top teams in the nation, which would be the last chance for seniors to play in a Brophy…
Basketball point guard bounces back from injury
Connor Bradshaw Van Lier Ribbink ’13 THE ROUNDUP During the first basketball game of the season, Austin Hammond ’13 dove for a routine loose ball in the fourth quarter which resulted in a scrum with some opposing players on top of Hammond. When Hammond stood back up he had a sprained collarbone, concussion and his season was drastically changed. Hammond started playing basketball in fifth grade and found his niche…
Students raise funds at Vincent’s Farmers Market
Cookie Project sells cookie ingredients each week By Connor Bradshaw Van Lier Ribbink ’13 THE ROUNDUP The singing birds, sunny weather and fresh smells draw large crowds to the small alley way near 40th street and Cambelback that has become Vincent’s Farmers Market each Saturday morning. Members of the Cookie Project sacrifice hours of sleeping in to aid their community and represent the school in a unique way. Wild outfits,…
Veteran team manager Levine prepares for busy schedule ahead
Connor Bradshaw Van Lier Ribbink ’13 THE ROUNDUP Scott Levine ’13 has tried out for the Brophy varsity soccer team two years now without the hope of even playing a second on the field. Despite that he holds a role on the team that no other player could do: team manager Levine is the only team manager with a year of experience under his belt. “I have a love of…
Two time state champion reflects on successful year
By Connor Bradshaw Van Lier Ribbink ’13 THE ROUNDUP Spencer Smith ’13 walked away from his junior year with a Division I athletic scholarship and two newly earned state championship rings glistening on his right hand, but he is still thirsty for more. Sports have been a major part of Smith’s life since his youth, and as a three sport athlete freshman year he continued this lifestyle into his career…