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Highly recruited sophomore baseball player seeks fit on varsity
Photo Courtesy of Will Worthington ’19 By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP Sophomore baseball player Will Worthington ’19 currently has a Grand Canyon University offer, an unofficial visit planned to Vanderbilt and is pursuing the varsity team. Worthington said that the varsity team has been working hard and really gelling together. He also said he is hoping to find a spot in that group. Apart from his current GCU…
Sophomore Grennan focused on future in baseball
By Chris Agnone ’18 THE ROUNDUP With tryouts for varsity baseball lasting three days Feb. 9-12, sophomore Lucas Grennan ’18 knew he had to give full effort the whole time. His dedication and effort put him on the varsity squad as the youngest player and youngest starter for the 2016 season. “Sophomores making the varsity team is a huge deal because of how rare it is at Brophy,” said Jake…
Knox deeper than sports, reveals personal side
Teammate describes Knox as a key role to success of team, one of offense’s main threats By J.P. Hajjar ’16 THE ROUNDUP Cade Knox ’16  starting quarterback for the Broncos’ varsity football team, has always been involved with sports since he was a kid. “Growing up I played basketball, baseball, soccer, I played them all,” Knox said. “Football was always my favorite though.” He said his biggest goal for this…
Two time state champion reflects on successful year
By Connor Bradshaw Van Lier Ribbink ’13 THE ROUNDUP Spencer Smith ’13 walked away from his junior year with a Division I athletic scholarship and two newly earned state championship rings glistening on his right hand, but he is still thirsty for more. Sports have been a major part of Smith’s life since his youth, and as a three sport athlete freshman year he continued this lifestyle into his career…
Castellani commits to UCLA, prepares for PAC 12 baseball
By Christian Guerithault ’14 THE ROUNDUP  Ryan Castellani ’14 started for the varsity baseball team last year as a sophomore and has committed to University of California, Los  Angeles, where he will join an elite group of athletes. Castellani will be one of the varsity baseball team leaders as a junior this year; he is one of the few juniors that can say they verbally committed to college. “Right before…
Hushek enjoys ‘brotherhood’ of lacrosse

By Erik T. Masingill ’12
THE ROUNDUP

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.

Sophomore, team captain Varner looking to build on past successes

By Michael Moroney ’13
THE ROUNDUP

Brophy varsity wrestler Marshall Varner ’13 displays an aggressive and ferocious attitude on the mat.

His innate ability last year gained him a top place in the state as a freshman.

He said his goal is to win the individual state championship this year after finishing fifth at the state tournament last year in the 140-pound weight class.

There is confidence and hype surrounding Varner this year with the possible goal of winning state although he is now in the 145-pound weight class.

Gammage a humble contributor on gridiron, court

By Ian C. Beck ’12
THE ROUNDUP

Brophy wide receiver Fred Gammage ’12 has racked up almost 400 receiving yards and has scored four touchdowns this season.

But you probably won’t hear it from him.

The quiet junior prefers to let his actions speak for himself.

Gammage stands five feet, nine inches tall and weighs 160 pounds.

Varsity center uses ‘haters’ as motivation to succeed

By Jackson Santy ’13
THE ROUNDUP

Since age 10 Sai Tummala ’11 has been playing basketball. Today, at 6’7 and 193 pounds Tummala is the starting center for the Brophy varsity basketball team.

“Being taller than everybody else my skill came naturally,” Tummala said.

“The feeling I get when I have the ball in my hands, getting ready to make the shot … it’s indescribable,” he said.

Brophy runner continues to stand out on top

Since the fith grade, Brophy star runner Will Firth ’11 has been competing in some way or another.

He said he only began running cross country to train for his primary sport, tennis, but after winning a few races his eighth-grade year, he began to take it more seriously.

“It wasn’t until my freshman year in high school that I ran cross country,” Firth said, “I really blossomed and I started running really well and became a part of the varsity cross country team.”