Jack Macias

Veteran thrower Vimmerstedt keeps tempo in new track season
By Jack Macias ’14 THE ROUNDUP After being a part of the varsity track team that won state in 2011 and one of the few that went to nationals, Danny Vimmerstedt ’12 is back for his final year on the team. Vimmerstedt competes in both shot-put and discus, which he started when he was a freshman. After Brophy won the state championship last year, Vimmerstedt placed 18th at state with…
Syria’s president not taking responsibility for crackdown

By Jack Macias ’14
THE ROUNDUP
Amid huge publicity surrounding the brutal government crackdown on Syrian protesters, the president recently met the American media with comments that are highly controversial.

President Bashar al-Assad claims that the recent violence in his country Syria is in the manner in which he has no control over. According to him, “I’m president. I don’t own the country. So they are not my forces.”

Coaches, practices give edge in wrestling

By Jack Macias ’14
THE ROUNDUP

With the start of the wrestling season closing in, coach Mr. Brad Frank is doing all he can to get his athletes ready for competition.

“A typical practice will last about two and a half hours,” Mr. Frank said, with warm ups and conditioning included.

Being a student must come first for student-athletes

By Jack Macias ’14
THE ROUNDUP

With so much stress placed on both academics and sports, it is not too uncommon for student-athletes to be faced with a choice: their sport or their schoolwork.

I faced this choice playing JV football this year. Despite my best intentions and even diligent work, sometimes there was just too much school work and not enough hours in the day.

Teacher Kolb says roast beef sandwich is best at Luke’s of Chicago

By Jack Macias ’14
THE ROUNDUP

Ms. Mason’s question from the Oct. 2011 ‘Teacher’s Pet’: If you could go anywhere in the world for 15 minutes, where would you go, when and why?

I would probably go to Luke’s of Chicago; it’s at 6th Street and Indian School. I would go there to eat a wet roast beef sandwich, it’s an amazing thing if you have not yet partaken in one, you should very soon.

Cross country team looks forward with young team, new talent

By Jack Macias ’14
THE ROUNDUP

It was only 7 a.m. on Aug. 30, but it was already 93 degrees and the 2011 Brophy cross country team had already been running for an hour in the hottest recorded August in Arizona history, according to kpho.com.

But their coach said it is not just the group, it is the endurance that makes them good. “This is one of the best teams we’ve ever had, because the players run so close together,” said Mike Keahon ’73, current head coach and member of the Brophy Hall of Fame.