Josh Belgrad

Student athletes to represent Brophy all across country in college
Photo courtesy of Brophy College Prep | Mason Kokodynski ’19 signs his National Letter of Intent on April 26, 2019. By Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP Marques White – Football – Dartmouth CollegeJackson Garcia – Football – University of San DiegoJoey Kelly – Football – Syracuse University E.J Hamilton- Football – Blackhill State UniversityZander Wondrash- Football – Simpson CollegeSully Shannon- Football – University of IdahoTony Hendricks – Golf – UCLANate…
Fueled by passion, free time, Macneil releases debut album
Photo courtesy of Jack Macneil ’19 | The album cover for Jack Macneil’s debut album Silhouettes. By Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP Jack Macneil ’19 is an aspiring musician and released his debut album Silhouettes this February on Spotify. The album was uploaded to Spotify on February 25th of 2019 but the album has been a work in progress since June of 2018.  “I woke up one day in the…
Brophy reacts to list of priests accused of sexual abuse
Art by Hunter Franklin ’19 | A collage of the accused priests. By George Anton ’21 and Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP Eight Jesuit priests that have worked at Brophy at some point in their careers have been credibly accused of sexual abuse against a minor or a vulnerable adult. On Dec. 7, the Jesuits West Province released the names of all priests connected to the order that had credible…
CON: Class rank divides student body, promotes unhealthy competition
  By Spencer Inglett ’19 & Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP   Grade point average is something some people don’t want to talk about and others love to gloat about, and can be a touchy subject to bring up. Class rank is the process of ranking people by number based upon their weighted or unweighted grade point average. This practice comes into question especially during the college application process for…
Should athletes keep politics out of the game?
By Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP With the controversies behind kneeling for the national anthem and “shut up and dribble,” the resulting discussion has turned to the validity of athletes utilizing their platform to promote their political opinions. Football defensive consultant Mr. Thurmond Moore has trained many NFL athletes during their seasons or to prepare the athletes for the draft. “There is too much value placed on people at times…
Football program hires former NFL quarterback, seeks revival
Photo by Edwin Perez ’18 | Jon Kitna was hired as the new coach and was introduced to coaches, players and faculty members for the first time on Feb. 19. By Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP Brophy announced the hiring of new head football coach Mr. Jon Kitna on February 15th. Kitna played in the NFL for 16 years and recently coached at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington. Athletic…
Baseball team cherishes new coach, new mindset
Photo by Edwin Perez ’18| The varsity team does a team drill during January 22nd on Opus Field. By Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP The baseball team this year is under new leadership and has a refreshed mindset, focus and work ethic going into the season. Coach Mr. Josh Garcia ’07 assumed his role of head coach during the summer and the team has been working together all offseason to…
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…
Broncos falter in loss to Pinnacle at Sollenberger Classic
Pinnacle 45 Brophy 7 By Josh Belgrad ’19 THE ROUNDUP Despite four forced turnovers by the Broncos defense, Brophy fell to Pinnacle 45-7 in the 11th annual Sollenberger Classic Aug.19 at Coconino High School. This was Brophy’s fifth matchup with the Pioneers over the last three seasons The Pioneers, led by junior receiver Hayden Hatten’s three touchdowns, beat the Broncos 45-7. After the first quarter of play, Brophy trailed 7-0.…