Brophy Athletics returns to full competition for 2021-22

By Kathy Mabry

After shortened seasons at the end of the 2019-20 school year and through the 2020-21 school year, the Broncos were fully back in action this year. Brophy fields teams in 12 Arizona Interscholastic Association-sanctioned sports, as well as six club sports. The Broncos have won 103 state titles in school history.

Brophy Basketball wraps up stellar season in AIA semifinals

After a 20–2 regular season in AIA Division 1 competition, the Broncos exited the playoffs in the semifinals with a triple-overtime loss to Perry, who went on to win the state.

Brophy Tennis gets off to a good start with invitational victory

The Brophy tennis was canceled in the spring of 2020 and faced pandemic-related issues in its 2021 season. With 21 state titles in the program’s history, this year the Broncos hope to return to their success prior. The team scored a decisive victory at the recent Kiwanis Invitational by finishing first and second in the doubles and second in the individual earning the most team points.

On March 25, the Broncos traveled to Newport Beach for the 21st Annual US National High School Tennis Team Tournament. The Broncos went 3-1, beating several powerhouse West Coast teams and winning the consolation bracket after losing to the eventual third-place finisher. Jack Brown ’22 went 4-0 in No. 1 singles and was selected to the All-Tournament Team. Coach Eric Chalmers notes that the Broncos’ performance puts them on the map as one of the best high school teams in the West.

Brophy Archery Wins Second Consecutive Championship

Brophy archery, a club sport, has grown into a strong program with nearly 40 archers this year and once again winning national competitions in the bullseye and 3D disciplines. The Broncos beat last year’s winning score by 14 points.

Brophy Hockey Varsity and JV Win D2 State Titles

The Broncos faced the Flagstaff Avalanche in the Division 2 Finals on March 18 at the Scottsdale Ice Den. Brophy’s college and junior teams prevailed, going 5-1 and 6-1, respectively. Bronco goaltenders blocked 26 of 27 shots on net (college) and 23 of 24 shots (junior varsity).

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