Ian C. Beck

Spring Training returns to mixed student reactions

By Ian Christopher Beck ’12

Spring has arrived and with it comes Spring Training baseball.

The football gridiron is long gone and so too are the hardwood basketball courts fading from our minds. Moving into the fore are the clean-cut and carefully swept diamonds where baseball players thrive.

Veteran core looks to lead baseball club

By Ian Christopher Beck ’12 & Erik T. Masingill ’12

Eleven returning lettermen lead the Brophy baseball team into the upcoming season.

David Graybill ’12, outfielder Chris Beall ’12, catcher John Rapisarda ’12, shortstop Connor Moore ’12 and second baseman Emilio Torrez ’12 have all been starting for the varsity team since their sophomore seasons.

‘TSmith’ aims to educate whole person

By Ian Christopher Beck ’12

For most, the “what am I doing with my life?” moment is just a Hollywood plot twist, a fantastic instant that happens in movies but not real life.

But for Brophy’s Mr. Tommy Smith, that life-changing revelation was all too real, and it’s a major reason as to why he got to Brophy in the first place.

Soccer headed to state championship rematch with overtime Tolleson win
Brophy 3 Tolleson 2 By Rohan Keith Andresen ’12 & Ian Christopher Beck ’12 THE ROUNDUP Playing on the same field where they captured a state championship a year ago, the Brophy soccer team staged a two goal comeback against Tolleson High School Feb. 8, pulling out a 3-2 overtime win to vault them into the 2012 state championship game against Hamilton. Tolleson took a 2-0 lead but the Broncos…
Neeson shines in gloomy adventure-drama
By Ian Christopher Beck ’12 THE ROUNDUP “The Grey” – Starring: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney 8 out of 10 The Alaskan wilderness is a snowy, bleak scene to say the least. Therefore, it takes a lot of imagination to craft a compelling storyline out of it, but writer/director Joe Carnahan, (“The A-Team”) pulls a rabbit out of his hat with “The Grey.” “The Grey” is a conglomeration of  Jack London,…
Fall sports success translates to heavy haul in awards season

By Ian Christopher Beck ’12 & Michael Moroney ’13

Brophy’s fall sports season saw the varsity football team go undefeated in the regular season, the golf team win state for the first time in 12 years, the swim team capture its 23rdconsecutive state title and a fourth place finish by the cross country team in their state meet.