Paradise Valley resident named Gatorade Arizona Boys Soccer Player of the Year

In its 33rd year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, has announced Carter Clemmensen of Brophy College Prep, as its 2017-18 Gatorade Arizona Boys Soccer Player of the Year. Mr. Clemmensen is the sixth Gatorade Arizona Boys Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from Brophy College Prep, according […]

Local fashion show producer offers peak inside the runway life

Behind the scenes, not within the photos taken on the red carpet, on the runway or in the crowd is Phoenix resident Margaret Merritt ensuring the fashion show goes off without a hitch. Every year thousands — if not millions of dollars — are raised through charity fashion spectacles across the nation. Catered food is ordered, tables are set, flower arrangements are displayed, all while Ms. Merritt is putting her decades’ worth of experience to guarantee each event raises the most funds possible.

‘Once in a Lifetime’ to be presented by high school students

The Xavier and Brophy College Prep’s theater will present four performances of “Once in a Lifetime” this spring. Performance dates will be 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4, and a matinée performance at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, according to a press release.

Brophy annual fashion show fundraiser to be Nov. 12

The Brophy Mothers’ Guild and Saks Fifth Avenue is to host Brophy’s annual fashion show with proceeds designated directly to the Brophy College Preparatory Financial Aid Fund at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12. This year’s event, held at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel, 7575 E. Princess Dr. in Scottsdale, will feature the fashions of Zang Toi, presented by Saks Fifth Avenue. Members of the Brophy senior class will be dressed in fashions from the Biltmore Fashion Park, Brophy Varsity Shop and Brophy Clubs and Sports, according to a press release.

Brophy falls to Hamilton in over-time

The Brophy College Preparatory football team finished a tough stretch of its schedule with a 38-35 overtime loss to Hamilton High School on Friday, Oct. 9. The loss was the third straight for the Broncos (4-3). Despite the losses, Brophy head coach Scooter Molander sees improvement from his team. “We played three very good opponents,” he said in an Oct. 11 phone interview. “We scored 35 points against Hamilton- that rarely ever happens against them. We’re getting better and better. I’m really proud of our team. Obviously we want to get a win and we will get a win.”

Xavier, Brophy students to present ‘Mary Poppins’

More than 100 Xavier College Prep and Brophy College Prep cast and crew members will present four performances of “Mary Poppins” in October. Performance dates will be 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14; Thursday, Oct. 15; and Saturday, Oct. 17. In addition, there will be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. Based upon author P.L. Travers’ book series as well as the 1964 Disney film, “Mary Poppins” is the story of the beloved nanny who introduces the Banks children to many magical, memorable, and musical adventures. Janice Robillard, head of Xavier’s drama department, will direct the production, according to a press release.

Brophy faces tough test coming off bye week

The Brophy College Preparatory football team will try to avoid three straight losses when it takes the field Friday, Oct. 9 in a matchup at Hamilton High School. After starting the season 4-0, the Broncos (4-2) have lost their last two games by a combined three points. Senior quarterback Cade Knox says the Broncos need to focus on the small parts of the game if they want to get back on track.

Brophy Broncos fall to Desert Ridge on late field goal

Brophy College Preparatory’s football team lost a close battle on Friday, Sept. 25 to Desert Ridge High School 30-28. Desert Ridge (4-1) sent the game-winning field goal through the uprights with approximately one minute remaining in the game, according to MaxPreps.com. The Broncos (4-2) overcame an early 21-7 deficit and found themselves ahead 28-21 at the end of the third quarter.

Brophy Vs. Desert Ridge: a top team match-up

When Brophy College Preparatory’s football team takes the field this Friday, it will be faced with a challenge it has not faced this season: playing after a loss. The Broncos (4-1) suffered their first loss of the season on Friday, Sept. 18 against Pinnacle High School (3-1) by a score of 32-31. With their hopes of an undefeated season gone, the Broncos will turn to a top-ranked team in Desert Ridge High School (3-1) for their next game.

Brophy golf team plays to win during Aguila Open

The Broncos took to Aguila Golf Course for the annual Aguila Open hosted by Horizon High School, finishing in first place after a two day game. The team got off to a great start on day one and kept it going for the full 18 holes, finishing the first day with a team total of 10 under par, 8 shots ahead of second place, Thunderbird, according to a press release. The team had a lot of confidence going into the second day and got off to a hot start as they began to pull away from the field. Midway through the round the Broncos gave a few shots back, but were able to hold it together and finish day two with a team total of 3 under par, 10 shots clear of second place, Chaparral, the release stated.