cross country

Cross Country prepares to go the distance with new head coach
By Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP The cross country team returns this year with motivation and new head coach Mr. Oscar Borboa ’06.  Mr. Borboa looks to follow in the footsteps of recently retired, longtime head coach Mr. Michael Keahon ’73. Mr. Keahon was Mr. Borboa’s Cross Country coach when he was a runner for Brophy. Mr. Borboa noted the legacy that Keahon left, ending his career with back-to-back state…
Year in Sports: Several teams have successful seasons
Photos by the Roundup Staff | Brophy Sports completed many successful athletic seasons highlighted by state championships and all-state athletes while sending many athletes to play collegiate sports. By Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP Football The football team started out with a 7-0 record, including a win in the Sollenberger Classic against Pinnacle High School in Flagstaff to open up the season. The team then lost their final three regular…
Cross country looks toward state behind senior leaders
By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP Although it has been over 10 years since Brophy cross country has won the state meet, assistant coach Mr. Oscar Borboa ’05 said he believes a championship is within reach this year. “Our stated team goal is to work toward the state championship, but we know that we’re not the favorites,” he said. “We certainly should be top five at the state meet, at…
Runner Burns excited for rest of Cross Country season
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 – Drew Burns ’18 (farthest right) runs with his teammates at practice on Oct. 29. Andrew Brown’18 THE ROUNDUP Drew Burns ’18, a sophomore, currently runs for the varsity cross country team and is hoping to land a spot in the top ten at the state tournament. “I discovered cross country in 7 grade at his school and ran for the school team. From there…
Cross country team races into season confidently
Photo by Michael Placenti ’19 – The cross country team practices at the Brophy Sports Complex, Sept. 23. The varsity team this year is comprised of only juniors and sophomores. By Jose Cardenas ’16 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s cross country team begins a new season looking to make advancements in the competition with a new, young varsity team. Mr. Mike Keahon ’73, head cross country coach, first started practice in July…
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…
Cross country eyes young leaders in new season
By Anthony Cardellini ’17 THE ROUNDUP  The cross country team said they are focusing heavily on hard work and preparation to achieve maximum success in the 2014 season.  “A good work ethic, pushing yourself, trying to challenge yourself … It’s difficult to do,” said varsity assistant coach Mr. Matt Williams ’07. “But I think that carries over to lots of different aspects of life.”  It’s a goal of the team…
Freshman Mason earns 3 varsity roles
By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP  Luke Mason ’17 shattered all expectations of a young high school athlete last year after he became a member of the varsity track team in the Spring. That was his third varsity sport at Brophy as a freshman. The multi-talented Mason was a varsity cross country runner, varsity soccer player and now is a varsity track runner. He has traveled the country with club and…
Cross country team places 9th in state meet
By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP The varsity cross country team finished 9th overall place in this year’s November state meet. The team was an underdog coming into the 2013 season with a handful of juniors, a senior, a sophomore and a freshman. Mr. Matt Williams ’07, a former cross country runner himself, is now entering his third year as an assistant varsity cross country coach. Despite the loss, he…
Cross Country team places fifth to start season, looks to improve
Team embarks on retreat to Manresa in hopes of turning season around By Cory Wyman ’16 THE ROUNDUP The 2013-2014 cross country season officially began for Brophy with their first event of the year at the Sole Sports Invitational, Sept. 2. The team has 68 runners on their roster and roughly 35 returning runners. This no-cut sport includes runners of all abilities and ages this year. “While this is not…