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Friday, October 20, 2017

Broughton Volleyball Update

Broughton volleyball vs Enloe. October 12, 2017.

Broughton (16-4, 10-2) wrapped up the 2017 regular season with a 3-1 win at Leesville Road (17-5, 9-3) on Monday (10/16)  to clinch second-place in the Cap-7 and a first round bye (8th seed) in the NCHSAA 4A state playoffs.

The Caps will host the winner of Saturday's Middle Creek(8-15)/Hoggard (19-10) match on Tuesday (TBA).

Volleyball State Playoff Brackets -


Brittany Wood (.351) and Jade Demps (.350) paced the Cap-7 in hitting percentage and finished second (Demps 278) and third (Wood 223) in kills. Nan Parrish was 8th in kills (169) and 5th in hitting percentage (.316).  Demps led the Cap-7 in kills per set (4.1), Wood was third (3.4) and Parrish was 8th (2.5). Claire Sawyer led the league in assists (550) and assists per set (10.6). Jade Demps (3rd - 46) and Holli Smith (7th - 35) finished in the top 10 in service aces and Alden Willis was 4th in digs (259).  Peyton Kendall (6th - 45) and Grace Youngblood (8th - 41) placed in the top 10 in blocks.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Broughton Men's XC 2017 Cap-7 Champions

The Broughton cross country teams competed in their first Cap-7 conference championship on Tuesday at WakeMed soccer park.

The varsity boys were led by senior Ryan Brown and the team took first place.
The varsity girls were led by Junior Anna Simmons and took second place.

The JV teams also competed and finished with the same result. Boys finishing first and the girls as runner-ups.

See complete times and scoring: NC Milesplit Results

Meet photos:

Monday, October 16, 2017

Broughton -- Next 5 Years and Beyond...

Broughton Sports Fans - Join us THIS THURSDAY for Broughton High School: the Next Five Years and Beyond…

DATE: October 19th
TIME: 6 p.m.
PLACE: BHS Diane Payne Auditorium

The presentation will feature Principal Elena Ashburn outlining her strategic vision for BHS's future. The program will also showcase BHS’s top organizations instrumental in helping support that vision - the CAPS CLUB athletic boosters, Academic Boosters, PTSA, and the Capital Foundation. 

The audience will include stakeholders interested in BHS’s future - current, future and former parents, students, grandparents, friends, neighbors and community members.  PLEASE ATTEND AND INVITE ANYONE YOU THINK MIGHT BE INTERESTED.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Caps Split W's with the Lions

On Thursday night the Broughton JV football hosted Leesville. This was their first meeting in 3 years. The past two season the games weren't played due to thunder and rain and never rescheduled.

Friday night the Caps traveled to Leesville with hopes of spoiling the Pride's Homecoming.

JV | Broughton 23 - Leesville 12
Varsity | Broughton 14 - Leesville 33

JV Pix:
Varsity Pix:

Friday, October 13, 2017

Caps Men's Soccer Gets Revenge Against Enloe 2-1

It seems like it is always cloudy and raining when we play at Enloe. And in a rescheduled game from Wednesday, Broughton (11-4, 5-3) moved to stand alone third place in the Cap-7 with a 2-1 victory at Enloe - which was payback for their victory against us a few weeks ago.

The first half of the game was very even with both teams having opportunities to score. Senior Ahmed Magoub and Junior John White had several good first half chances.  However, it was the middle of the Caps lineup: Senior Cesar Gonzalez, Senior Lex Varani and Junior Logan Hunter who established their presence in this first half as Enloe would continually move the ball through the middle and continually they - with help from Captain Clay Oxford - thwarted every Eagle attack.  The first half ended 0-0.

Coach Brannan's talk at halftime proved successful as the Caps came out and got 2 goals in the first 20 minutes: the first from Ahmed, who took a nice chipped in pass from Junior Andrew Rossetti around the excellent Enloe GK to give us our first goal.  Then, Sophomore Parker Willis delivered a beautiful long free kick to the top of the box where Senior Lex Varani headed it backwards past the Enloe GK who had been running out to stop the initial pass.

Enloe then showed why they are in second place in the Cap-7 and took it to us for 10 minutes finally getting a well deserved goal to make it 2-1.  However, the last 10 minutes was all Caps and we came away with the 2-1 victory.  A special shout out to the entire DEF last night: including Clay, Lex and Logan, but also Senior Ewan Reynolds, Juniors Duncan Coffey/Ivey O'Brien and Sophomore Jack Eubank.  The Cap-7 leading scorer for Enloe (Harry Cooper) had 0 points in this game - and he's an excellent player. 

The end of the game got a little testy as - not surprisingly - Enloe didn't enjoy our celebration at midfield (as we didn't enjoy theirs a few weeks ago).  However, cooler heads prevailed and both teams should be proud of the game and both will be tough outs come playoff time.

Next game is Monday (Oct 16) v Leesville Road - which is SENIOR NIGHT - and we'd ask that all BHS family, friends and supporters come out and show appreciation to the boys who have worked so hard for this team. (As well, we can also get some revenge against Leesville who beat us 1-0).

Sko Caps!!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Lady Caps Show Heart at Cap7A Tournament

The Cap 7A Women's Tennis tournament began today at Millbrook Exchange Tennis Park. Representing Broughton at the tournament were Junior Becket Waters and Freshman Trevlyn Roberts in singles play. Also representing Broughton were two doubles teams, Senior Elizabeth Bell and Junior Meg Hardesty and Senior Becca Pharr and Junior Katie Burroughs.

Pharr and Burroughs fought with true grit in the first round but lost a heartbreaker of a match to Rogers and Ye from Enloe, 9-11.

Bell and Hardesty defeated Callus and Johnson of Southeast 10-0 in the first round. They lost to Holshouser and Craft of Sanderson 0-10 in the second round but came back in the third round to defeat Cirillo and Shea from Millbrook, 10-1.

Becket Waters received a first round bye, then defeated Schenberger of Sanderson, 10-2 in the second round. Waters then defeated Taranto of Millbrook, 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 {14-12} to advance to the finals. She will face Sibel Tanik of Sanderson for the Cap 7A Singles Championship tomorrow!

Trevlyn Roberts also had a first round bye. She lost to Battle of Enloe 6-10 in the second round after a rain delay. However, Trevlyn showed true heart and determination upsetting Kruger of Cardinal Gibbons in the third round 2-6, 6-1 1-0 {10-7}.

Elizabeth, Meg, Becket and Trevlyn all advance to regional play next weekend in Wrightsville Beach to represent the Cap7A. Cheer them on next week as they travel and fight to bring home more wins for the Lady Caps!

Caps Men's Soccer Dominates SE Raleigh 7-1

It was the Cesar Gonzalez show last night for Broughton (10-4, 4-3) as the Senior had his first ever hat trick to help lead us past SE Raleigh 7-1.


Cesar opened up the scoring right away with 2 goals in the first 15 minutes - this first off an assist from Junior John White and the second from Senior Erik Johnsen to make it 2-0.  Then, in a play that helped Broughton defend the lead, an indirect free kick was called in the box against us and we lined up the entire team on the goal line to stop the upcoming shot. The wall, led by Senior Harrison Lee and Junior Ivey O'Brien ran out and Senior Clay Oxford blocked the shot and thwarted the attack.

After that there were goals-a-plenty as follows:

Erik Johnsen from Scott Rostick (Jr.) - great team goal
John White from Parker Willis (So.)
Carter Gasia (Jr.) from Andrew Rossetti (Jr.)
Cesar from Tzo (So.)
Carter Gasia from Ahmed Magoub (Sr.)

Photos from the game are linked here: Marc Ridel

With the victory, the Caps moved to 3rd place in the Cap-7 and have a showdown on Wednesday against Enloe @ Enloe.  Please make the short drive out to Enloe on Wednesday to cheer the boys on.

Sko Caps!