Erik T. Masingill

Broncos obtain 2nd shutout of year against Sandra Day O’ Connor

By Erik T. Masingill ’12

Thanks to a 40-0 lead at halftime, the Broncos’ first and second string players all contributed to a 50-0 shutout win against the Sandra Day O’ Connor Eagles Friday, Sept. 16 at Phoenix College.

“It’s about us getting better, and we did,” said head coach Mr. Scooter Molander of the performance of the entire team.

Three and Out: Top four storylines from Brophy vs. Boulder Creek

The Bronco offense portrayed another productive week as they scored 45 points Friday, Sept. 2 off of six touchdowns (three rushing, three passing) and a 31-yard field goal.

After the first two weeks, quarterback Tyler Bruggman ’13 has a total of six touchdown passes and no interceptions.

Devon Allen ’13, Fred Gammage ’12, Matt Auran ’13, Andrew Simon ’12 and D’ Amani Grayer ’13 have all recorded a touchdown in the first two games.

Broncos take down Boulder Creek in offensive shootout

Last week against Mountain Ridge on Aug. 26, the Brophy football team witnessed its defense shut down Mountain Ridge 32-0.
In their second game against Boulder Creek Sept. 2 at Phoenix College, the Broncos’ defense did not shut out the Jaguars, but made key stops to maintain the lead all game, contributing to a 45-33 win.
“You are going to have success sometimes, and you’re not going to have success every time,” said head coach Mr. Scooter Molander of the Bronco defense the first two games. “I’m proud of our kids for bouncing back. They (Boulder Creek) got the momentum a little bit there for a while, and we kept coming. I’m very proud of that.”

Dennard working back from injury, still contributing

By Erik T. Masingill ’12

Brophy running back Marche Dennard ’13 is the fourth Dennard brother to play football at Brophy.

It goes to show that football is in Dennard’s blood.

“I have always been a part of football,” Dennard said. “I’ve been playing football since the fourth grade. My dad, my grandpa, my uncles all played football. It is a part of my family. It is like second nature for the Dennards to play football.”

Zemer views communication as key task for defense

By Erik T. Masingill ’12

When Brophy linebacker Zack Zemer ’12 sprints onto the field for a practice or a game, he provides a sense of leadership on defense.

“He (Zemer) is a leader on defense or at least one of them,” said cornerback Austin Rodrigues ’12.

Teammates say Zemer provides the defensive unit his example as a helpful and hard-working player.

Brophy pitching allows three hits in shutout win

By Erik T. Masingill ’12

Shut-out pitching and 10 runs scored across six innings gave the Brophy baseball team (17-6 overall) their third mercy-rule win of the season 10-0 over the Chandler Wolves (3-11 season) April 15.

Bronco starting pitcher, Dave Graybill ’12 pitched five innings allowing no runs, two hits and no walks while striking out four Wolves on 73 pitches.

Broncos excel in tournament play, anticipate regional contests

By Erik T. Masingill ’12

As of April 4, the Brophy baseball team has an overall 13-5 record after their first 18 games.

Nine of those 18 games are tournament games. The Broncos’ tournament record stands at 7-2.

The two tourney losses for the Broncos were to Tucson (11-9) in the Adam Donnefield Invitational, Feb. 25 and to Harvard-Westlake (7-5) in the Big League Dugout National Invitational, March 29.

The Broncos also defeated Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colo.) 6-2 in the Dugout National Invitational.

Broncos pitching leads to fifth tournament win of season

By Erik T. Masingill ’12

Monday, March 28 kicked off the Horizon/Big League Dugout National Invitational at Brophy where the Broncos’ baseball team faced the La Jolla Country Day Torreys from California.

The Torreys (7-1 overall) came into the tournament undefeated, but after Brophy starting pitcher Sean Maxon-Maldonado ’11 pitched six innings on 95 pitches giving up one run, La Jolla Country Day was victim to its first loss of the season 8-1.

Hushek enjoys ‘brotherhood’ of lacrosse

By Erik T. Masingill ’12

At 6 feet 3 inches tall and 185 pounds, junior defenseman Charlie Hushek ’12 is a long stick midfielder on the varsity lacrosse team and has been on the varsity squad for three years now.

He verbally committed to play Division I lacrosse at Bryant University in Providence, R.I.

“I am really happy for Charlie and his commitment to Bryant. He is a great guy and works hard on and off the field,” said midfielder Brock Ghelfi ’12.