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Brophy prepares for upcoming summit on health
Photo by Noah Lederer ’21 | The Office of Faith and Justice’s display for human dignity stands in the Octagon on Jan. 16, 2019. By Noah Lederer ’21 THE ROUNDUP Every year, Brophy hosts a summit discussing relevant topics amongst the community and this highly anticipated couple of weeks is coming up from February 25 to March 6. This year, the theme is set to be “The Search for Health:…
Basketball team looking to build off young base
Photo by Vipul Dua ’20 | Brophy’s 7th period basketball class runs through a drill with Varsity Head Coach Matthew Hooten. By Xander Welty ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Last year’s varsity basketball team finished their season 26-1 and made it to the state semi-finals. This year, with a young core and senior leaders, they are looking to build off of last year’s accomplishments. “I think last year’s success gave our…
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…
Crew seeks another state title, improved performance at nationals
By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Varsity Crew enjoyed their most successful season so far last year and took home the state title once again. Second-year coach Mr. Thomas Minogue said that his tenure in charge of the team’s roughly 50-man squad has been a great learning experience. “I’m thrilled to meet all these guys,” he said. “It’s a fantastic group of kids that we get to work with.” Recently…
Soccer aims for personal growth after 1st-round exit
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | The Brophy soccer team practices during 7th period at the Brophy Sports Complex. By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Brophy walked off the field for the last time Feb. 3 after No. 16-seed Desert Vista beat the top-seeded Broncos 4-2 in the first round of the playoffs. Since the upset, Brophy has been working to put themselves in the position to contend again. This…
Golf team relies on senior leadership, freshman players
By Jack McAuslan ’16 THE ROUNDUP Coming off last season’s loss resulting in third place, the golf team has prepared during the off season to make this year a more successful one. Head coach Mr. Jon Shores said that he believes that the team has to rely on support from other teammates “In order for the team to have success, especially in the individual sport of golf, the guys really have…
Football hopes senior leadership, productive offseason pave way for success
Photo by Matthew Montes ’15 | The Brophy Bronco runs across the field before a game last season. The Broncos will lean on student leadership and off-season training for the season ahead. By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP After finishing last season with a 10-4 record, the football team is aiming to put to use its senior leadership and improvement from a long offseason. The addition of a new defensive…
‘Hardline’ by Electronic Arts and Visceral does not improve on graphics, gameplay, makes multiplayer less interesting
Photo courtesy of Tribune News Service – A scene from “Battlefield Hardline.” Battlefield: Hardline – From Visceral Xbox One, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC 7 out of 10 By Jack McAuslan THE ROUNDUP “Battlefield” games, specifically the multiplayer aspect, are very well known for a few reasons: big battles, realism and completely destructible environments. These three pieces make up one of the most loved first person shooter franchises…
Basketball preps for tough schedule, seeks cohesion
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 |  Frederick Erlandson ’15 reaches for the ball as the varsity Basketball team practices after school Nov. 6. Returning players have been practicing, lifting weights since the start of the school year By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP With the 2014-15 season on the horizon, the Brophy basketball team is looking for a return to the state playoffs after just missing the cut last year.…
Swim team adds depth, seeks No. 27
By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP As the swim season gets started, the team looks to add new talent and make a push for a 27th state championship. “This year will be exciting, especially having home meets at the new and fast pool,” said head coach Mr.Patrick O’Neill. With the opening of the new Brophy Aquatics Center, home swim meets will now be on campus. “With returning seniors Isaiah Williams…