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Friday, December 31, 2010

JV Boys are 2010 Tournament Champions

Thursday night was a close tournament playoff game between the Broughton JV Basketball Team and the Garner Trojans. The Caps seemed to receive a few questionable calls from the referrees and fan spirits ran high, but at the end of the night the 71 to 67 score was a sweet, sweet, sweet victory. CONGRATULATIONS GUYS!

Now that tournament play is behind them, the Caps will buckle down for continued conference play. The Caps will travel to Enloe on Monday, January 3rd (Game Time 7:00 pm).

Broughton breaks Glaxo record!

Broughton breaks record, beats Knightdale

By Bryan Hanks, Kinston Free Press

Staats Battle and Raleigh Broughton used the 3-ball to their advantage in Thursday’s first game of the GlaxoSmithKline Holiday Invitational and finished fifth in the Shavlik Randolph Foundation portion of the GSK with a 79-66 victory against Knightdale. The fifth-place finish is the best for the Capitals since 2001, when Broughton was fourth.

“We have six seniors on this team and they’re the glue for this program,” Broughton coach Jeff Ferrell said. “I’m just very proud of what they’ve accomplished. It’s been a long time since Broughton has won two games in the Glaxo.”

Battle hit 7 of 8 3-pointers – one short of the individual Glaxo game record – to score a game-high 26 points. His effort helped Broughton tie the tournament record for 3-pointers in a game (11), which is held by Kinston (1994). The Capitals also broke the record for 3-pointers in a tournament with 24; the previous record was 23 by Santa Ana (Calif.) Valley, also in 1994.Staats Battle was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Broughton (10-2) had three other players score in double digits – Cyrus Stewart with 14, Conor Strickland with 13 and Devonte’ Graham with 12.

The Knights (7-7) were led by Deshaun Griffin’s 18 points, Jalen Jones’ 16 and Ahamad Abdullah’s 12 points and four assists.

“I have to give a lot of credit to Broughton for their shooting in their win,” Knightdale coach Battle Watkins said. “They were also really good at moving the ball around.”

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Broughton wins 5th Place in Glaxo! Best since 2001.

GlaxoSmithKline Holiday Invitational
Live Blog: Broughton pulls away in the fourth quarter to defeat Knightdale

By Chris Edwards (Reporter at High School OT)

Share FINAL: Broughton 79, Knightdale 66

Knightdale began the quarter trying to get back in the game and really playing hard, diving after loose balls and making it a game. But, as they've done all game, Broughton came storming back and built a 12 point lead with five and a half to play. The Knights then cut the lead to 11 and were on the verge of making a comeback, but a team tech was called on the Knights for having six players on the court following a missed free throw. But, to their credit, the Knights didn't let that get them down and they kept fighting and made it a nine point lead.

That was as close as they'd get as Broughton came storming back building a 12-point advantage with just over two minutes left.

Once again, Knightdale came storming back cutting the lead to eight with one minute to play. That's when the Knights tried to extend the game by fouling and Broughton made their free throws and put the game away.

Ahmad Abdullah led Knightdale in fourth quarter scoring with five points in the quarter. For the Capitals, Cyrus Stewart scored nine points in the fourth.

For the Caps this is their best finish in the Galxo since 2001. The Caps also set the tournament record for most team three-pointers during a tournament with 24.The Caps tied the tournament record for most team three-pointers in a game with 11.Staats Battle's 7 three-pointers in this game was one off the tournament record.



Staats Battle - 26 points

Cyrus Stewart - 14 points

Conor Strickland - 13 points

Devonte Graham - 12 points

Andrew OCampo - 9 points

Sam Kipuni - 3 points

Micah Lynch - 2 points


Deshaun Griffin - 18 points

Jalen Jones - 16 points

Ahamad Abdullah - 12 points

Brian Okoye - 6 points

Kevin Brodie - 6 points

Charles Person - 4 points

Curry Lassiter - 4 points

END 3Q: Broughton 51, Knightdale 44

Broughton began the second half on fire as the opened the third quarter on a 6-0 run in just 56 seconds and grew their lead to 41-29 prompting Knightdale head coach, Battle Watkins to call timeout.

After the timeout, it seemed wasn't able to get anything going to cut into the Brooughton lead. The Caps managed to have enough offense to keep around a 10 point lead for the majority of the third quarter.

Devonte Graham had six points in the third to lead Broughton. Late in the quarter, Staats Battle picked up his third personal foul which could present problems for the Caps later in the game.

With Battle out, Knightdale went on a mini scoring spree to pull to within seven heading to the fourth.

Leading the Knights was Deshaun Griffin with five points in the quarter.

HALFTIME: Broughton 35, Knightdale 29

After a red hot first quarter, Staats Battle and his Broughton teammates really cooled off, meanwhile, Knightdale found a way to get back in the game as Jalen Jones scored four points, as did Deshaun Griffin. Those four points moved Knightdale to within two points of the lead with 2:37 left in the half. But, Broughton did just enough to maintain their lead going to the locker room.

The Caps had a late surge to increase the lead as Staats Battle found his shot late in the quarter, hitting his sixth three-pointer of the game and scoring seven points in the second stanza.



Staats Battle - 20 points

Andrew Ocampo - 5 points

Devonte Graham - 3 points

Conor Strickland - 3 points

Sam Kipuni - 2 points

Cyrus Stewart - 2 points


Jalen Jones - 9 points

Deshaun Griffin - 7 points

Ahamad Abdullah - 5 points

Brian Okoye - 4 points

Kevin Brodie - 4 points

END 1Q: Broughton 22, Knightdale 18

The opening eight minutes was full of outside shooting as Broughton and Kinghtdale combined to hit nine three-pointers. For Broughton, Staats Battle hit five of the three's to pace the Caps in scoring in the opening quarter. The Knights got five points from Brian Okoye.Ahamad Abdullah.

However the effort by Battle allowed the Capitals to pull away late in the quarter and lead by four going to the second stanza


Both Knightdale and Broughton have had ups and downs in the Glaxo this week, but they should both be excited about how well they have competed this week. Each squad still has some questions as they face-off today. It should be a battle of two very explosive offenses that are capable of quick strikes. However, the winner of the might be the one who plays the best defense.

JV Boys Basketball Team defeats Cary Academy

The Caps seemed a bit sluggish at tip-off and had no score until roughly 3 minutes left in the 1st quarter. Thankfully Vonshee Lewis(#30) hits the first points against Cary Academy and the rest is history....Caps led from that point on and put the game away with a commanding 80 to 44 victory.

Thursday at 7:00pm the JV Team will take on the Garner Trojans for the 2010 Tournament Championship. Please come out and support the team.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Broughton blasts Kinston in Glaxo, 65-45.

2010 GlaxoSmithKline Holiday Invitational
Live Blog: Caps blast Kinston at the Glaxo

By Chris Edwards (Reporter from High School OT)

FINAL: Broughton 65, Kinston 45

Early in the final quarter, Kinston went on a quick 3-1 run to pull to within 15 points and that seemed to swing the momentum toward the Vikings, however Jalen Holley hit a three-pointer to moved the lead back to 18 at 48-30 with six and a half minutes to play.

After a Kinston bucket made it 48-32, the Cap's Andrew Ocampo hit a fast break lay-up and on the play, Kinston was called for an intentional foul. That really put the dagger into Vikings comeback efforts as Broughton's lead grew back to 20 points with four and a half to play.

Kinston kept fighting and to their credit refused to quit, but Broughton increased the lead to as many as 27 points with three minutes left.

The Caps will move on to the final day of the Glaxo when they will meet Knightdale at 11AM tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 30).



Staats Battle - 12 points

Andrew Campo - 9 points

Devonte Graham - 8 points

Cyrus Stewart - 8 points

Conor Strickland - 8 points

Parrish Crowder - 8 points

Micah Lynch - 6 points

Jalen Holley - 3 points

James Hemphill - 2 points

Sam Kipuni - 1 point


Donte Reyonlds - 10 points

CJ Bradshaw - 6 points

Jeremiah Lanier - 6 points

Jaquan Brownridge - 5 points

Angelo King - 5 points

Mike Tyson - 5 points

Nykiel Williams - 4 points

Rashad Fields - 3 poitns

Josh Dawson - 1 point

END 3Q: Broughton 44, Kinston 27

Broughton was outscored 4-3 over the first thee plus minutes of the third quarter, but they built such a big halftime lead and Kinston still struggled on offense that the poor shooting by the Caps really did not matter. The only field goal for Broughton during that stretch was a Conor Strickland three pointer with 6:40 to play in the quarter. For the Vikings, their only field goal during that time was by Rashad Fields with 5:02 left in the period.

Kinston did put together a late charge to cut the lead to under 20 points with 13.5 seconds left.

For the third quarter, the two teams combined to score just 15 points in the quarter.

HALFTIME: Broughton 39, Kinston 15

The second quarter began as a carbon copy of the first quarter as Broughton began on a 7-0 run to make it a 27-10 lead over the defending 2-A State Champions. For the Caps, the big shot during the spurt was a three pointer by Devonte Graham.

Kinston finally got on the board thanks to a Mike Tyson free throw which made it 27-11 with 6:06 to play in the half. The Vikings just did not get anything going on offense during the second stanza as they looked very out of confused on the offensive end. Broughton, however had no issues finding their offensive stride as Cyrus Stewart hit a big three to increase the Capitals lead to 32-12 with 3:57 left in the half.

After Broughton went up by 20, they did not score for almost two minutes, but neither did Kinston which helped the Capitals maintain the lead until Connor Strickland scored five quick points to give Broughton a 39-15 halftime lead.



Staats Battle - 9 points

Parrish Crowder - 6 points

Devonte Graham - 5 points

Cyrus Stewart - 5 points

Conor Strickland - 5 points

Andrew Ocampo - 4 points

Micah Lynch - 2 points

James Hemphill - 2 points

Sam Kipuni - 1 point


Angelo Keyes - 5 points

Donte Reynolds - 4 points

Mike Tyson - 3 points

CJ Bradshaw - 3 points

END 1Q: Broughton 21, Kinston 10

Broughton got out to a very quick start as they opened the game on a 7-0 run using a Devonte Graham bucket and a Staats Battle three to help extend the lead. With the Caps up by seven, Kinston head coach, Wells Gulledge called for a timeout with his team having yet to score at the 6:06 mark of the quarter.

Following the timeout, the Vikings clawed their way back into the contest thanks to a balanced scoring effort as four different players aided the cause for Kinston. With a little over two minutes left in the quarter, the Capitals led by four, that's when Battle hit his third three of the quarter to open the game up. Parrish Crowder added four late points to give the Capitals a 11 point lead after one.


Broughton is the host school at the Glaxo and on their home court on Monday night, they gave undefeated Middle Creek all they could handle. For the Caps on Monday, they took the game to overtime before the Mustangs pulled out a two point win. Broughton had yesterday off and they return to the Glaxo and Holliday Gym to take on a Kniston team that won the state championship last year.

Kinson played probably their worst game of the young season yesterday afternoon as Riverside took advantage of the Vikings sloppy play. However, Kinston made a run late in the game, down 51-36 with just over six minutes left in the game, the Vikings found their touch from the outside as Josh Dawson caught fire and scored a many of his 21 points in the final stanza.

Both teams can get up and down the court so it should be fun to watch in our third game of the day.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

JV Caps defeat Fuquay Varina

In their first tournament game the JV Boy's Basketball team defeat the Fuquay Varina Bengals 59 to 28. The Caps will play again Wednesday night at 7:00pm and tickets are just $5.
Come out and support the JV team during their tournament play at Athens Drive H.S.
(Players will meet at Holliday Gym at 5:30)

Broughton will play Kinston in Glaxo!

Broughton Men's Varsity Basketball team will play Kinston in the Glaxo Tournament Consolation Round @ 12:40 pm on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Broughton Holliday Gym.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Broughton loses in OT in Glaxo Tournament

By Chris Edwards (Reporter at High School OT)
Updated at 9:45 p.m.

Middle Creek's Donta Davis #32 scores the winning basket as Middle Creek defeats Broughton in overtime Monday evening December 27, 2010
2010 GSK Holiday Invitational
Day 1: GlaxoSmithKline Holiday Invitational scoreboard
Share FINAL (OT): Middle Creek 63, Broughton 61

Broughton began the overtime one quick 5-0 run thanks to a pair of Chris Corshiani free throws and a Cyrus Stewart three pointer as they took a 61-56 lead with 1:53 left in overtime.

Middle Creek came storming back just like they did in the fourth quarter to claw back and force overtime. Nate Fleming hit the first bucket for the Mustangs to pull to within three points with 95 second to play.

The Mustangs picked up another bucket this time from Brandon Hooks to make it a one-points 61-60 Broughton lead with one minute to play. On the ensuing possession, the Capitals called timeout to set up the offense. But, the Mustangs had other ideas as Quinton Ray picked off a Broughton pass and fed a cutting Donta Davis for the basket and a one-point Middle Creek lead, one they would not relinquish.

Both teams called timeouts over the last 60 seconds and with 9.9 seconds to play, Middle Creek's Jon Moore hit one of two from the line to make it a 63-61 lead. The Capitals had one shot to win it following a timeout with 8.3 seconds left. However, the shot by Chris Corchiani rimed off and Middle Creek remains perfect with a 63-61 come from behind overtime win over Broughton.

For the Mustangs, this will be their first ever trip to the semi-finals in this their third trip to the Glaxo.

Broughton will play in the consolation bracket and will play the loser of the Kinston vs. Riverside game at 12:40 pm on Wednesday ,Dec. Broughton.



Cyrus Stewart - 14 points

Connor Strickland - 13 points

Devonte' Graham - 8 points

Andrew Ocampo - 7 points

Sam Kipuni - 7 points

Staats Battle - 6 points

Parrish Crowder - 3 points

Chris Corchiani - 2 points

Sam Holmes - 1 point

Middle Creek

Leon Hargrove - 12 points

Nate Fleming - 12 points

Marvin Wilson - 10 points

Donta Davis - 8 points

Quinton Ray - 5 points

Brandon Hooks - 4 points

Keith Fitzgerald - 4 points

Jon Moore - 3 points

Nick Bennett - 3 points

Khamari Bobbit - 2 points

END 4Q: Middle Creek 56, Broughton 56

Middle Creek trailed by 10 points going into the final quarter of play and stormed back to force overtime with the Broughton Capitals. Nate Fleming pulled his team back into the game with eight points in the final stanza.

Broughton had a four point lead with just over three minutes left, that's when Conor Strickland missed the front end of an one and one. After that miss, Middle Creek outscored Broughton 7-4 over the last two plus minutes to pull even.

Late in the period, both Leon Hargrove (Middle Creek) and Staats Battle (Broughton) both fouled out after leading their respective teams.

Middle Creek had a shot to win with 10.7 seconds left in regulation, but Donta Davis missed a shot to win it for the Mustangs.

END 3Q: Broughton 46, Middle Creek 36

In the third quarter, both teams turned up the defensive pressure, which allowed Middle Creek to get back into the game and pull to within one point at 36-35 with 2:31 to play in the quarter.

However, over the final two minutes of the quarter, Broughton went inside as Andrew Ocampo scored six points on medium range jump shots. The Caps also converted on the defensive end as Parrish Crowder stole a Mustang pass and converted for an old fashioned three-point play.

Marvin Wilson and Leon Hargrove kept Middle Creek in the game.

HALFTIME: Broughton 25, Middle Creek 21

Trailing by four going into the second period, Broughton went on a 10-4 scoring sprint to pull back to within one at 16-15 with 4:16 left in the half. Eventually, the Caps took the lead for the first time since the four minute mark of the opening quarter.

Sparking the run was great free throw shooting by the Capitals as they went 5/8 from the line in the second quarter. Also, in the second, Devonte' Graham hit two big three-point shots to give Broughton a four point, 20-16 lead with 1:22 to play in the half.

At the end of the half, Marvin WIlson hit a big three to pull the Mustangs to within four at 25-21 at the break.

Halftime Stats:

Middle Creek

Marvin Wilson - 5 points

Leon Hargrove - 4 points

Keith Fitzgerald - 2 points

Jon Moore - 2 points

Quinton Ray - 2 points

Donta Davis - 2 points

Nate Fleming - 2 points

Khamari Bobbit - 2 points


Devonte' Graham - 8 points, 4 assists

Conor Strickland - 6 points

Sam Kipunt - 4 points

Cyrus Stewart - 4 points

Staats Battle - 2 points

END 1Q: Middle Creek 12, Broughton 8

Broughton began the game on a 6-0 run to take an early lead and prompt the Mustangs to call a time out with 5:17 left in the opening period.

Following the time out, Middle Creek went on a 12-2 spurt to end the first quarter and take a 12-8 lead into the second quarter.

Middle Creek was led by Leon Hargrove who had four points in the quarter, Marvin Wilson also chipped in three.

For Broughton, four players had two points.


The second game of day one of the GlaxoSmithKline Holiday Invitational will feature two teams who have had very successful starts to the season. The Middle Creek Mustangs out of the Tri-9 conference, undefeated on the season and the host, Broughton Capitals of the Cap-Eight conference, who only have one loss.

Both teams like to get up and down the court so look for this to be a up-tempo game of the offensive side of the ball. On the defensive side of the ball, both squads like to get in your face and force turnovers.

Another big key will the the play of the guards, Middle Creek is very guard heavy but will be without Garrett Leatham, who is playing in a football all-star game.

Basketball Pictures: Middle Creek 63, Broughton 61 | 12.27.10

NewsObserver Gallery: First Look: Middle Creek 63, Broughton 61 | 12.27.10

Varsity Women lose to Northern Durham

The Varsity women played tough but couldn't pull off a win against Northern Durham on December 22, 2010. Please come and support the Varsity Women on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at Home at 5:30 pm against Enloe. We love having support from our fans.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

JV Caps ready for Tournament Games now starting Dec. 28

Lots have happened in the past week the JV Boys defeat Northern Durham 68 to 48; they have 'Decked the Halls' over hot dogs and hamburgers; enjoyed the joy of the season with family and some have even played in the snow........well rested, the JV Boys will meet at Broughton to leave for Athens at 2:30 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 28. The team's first game will start at 4:00 pm and they will take on Fuquay-Varina H.S.

Got Cabin fever?.............The GSK is a GO!

As of 5:00 Sunday afternoon with the snow, The GlaxoSmithKline Holiday Tournament Officials made the final decision that the Basketball Tournament will go on as scheduled!

This year Broughton's Varsity Men's Basketball team (8-1) has been invited to play in the 39th Annual GlaxoSmithKline Holiday Invitational Tournament. The four-day event will be held at Historic Broughton High School Holliday Gym,Monday-Thursday, Dec. 27-30.

Monday, Dec. 27: Cary plays Knightdale at 4pm; Ravenscroft plays Hillside at 5:40pm; Broughton plays Middle Creek at 7:20pm; and Word of God plays I.C. Norcom, VA at 9:00pm.

There are always large crowds, so come early to get a ticket! All tickets are available game day only and are general admission. No advance purchase or reserved seats are available. Join us for some of the most exciting basketball in the country!

JV Women take tough loss to Northern Durham

JV Women were tied with Northern Durham at half-time, but ultimately lost at the end. They played a tough game at Northern Durham on December 22, 2010. Next game is Jan 3, 2011 at Enloe High School at 5:30 pm. Please come and support JV.

Varsity Women beat Terry Sanford by 10 points

Varsity Women competed in the NW Guilford tournament Dec 20 and 21. The women won by 10 points Dec 21 against Terry Sanford High School

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Basketball: Men's Varsity comes from behind to win!!

Chris Corchiani sank 4 free throws to seal the Caps win!
Wednesday night the Broughton Men's Varsity Basketball team (8-1) overcame a 9 point deficit with 6 minutes to play with a 21-2 point run to beat Northern Durham 51-41.

Broughton started out very slowly with their second consecutive night of play and the Senior's "Jingle Bell Ball" on Tuesday night, but they found enough "muster" to win.  Staats Battle led all scorers with 12 points followed by Sophomore James Hemphill with 8 points who provided a much needed spark off the bench.  Sophomore Chris Corchiani hit four clutch free throws at the end.

NDR 11 12 12 6 - 41
BRO 12 9 8 22 - 51

Points: NDR--D.Hopkins 10, M.Terrell 7, M.Radic 6, Q.Drye 4, B.Miller 4, J. Parker 4, K.Wiley 4, M.Ostrowski 2; BRO--S. Battle 12, J.Hemphill 8, A.Ocampo 6, C. Stewart 5, M.Lynch 4, C. Strickland 4, C.Corchiani 4, P.Crowder 3, D.Graham 3, S. Kipuni 2.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Men swim past WFR, lose to Millbrook

On December 20, in a swim meet delayed by snow, the CAPS men swimmers lost to Millbrook but defeated Wake Forest-Rolesville. MBK 133, BRO 124, WFR 43
The CAPS were led by Kevin Rogers who won both the 200 free and the 50 free. Brandon Hodnett won the 100 fly. Alex Haugh took second in the 100 free and third in the 200 IM. Alex's time of 52.79 in the 100 free beat his best high school time by over 2 seconds, which is a massive amount of time in swimming. Peter Daniel took second in the breaststroke and Freddie Bosse took third in the same event. Will Close took third in the 500 free, Luke Janes took third in the 100 fly, and Johnson Beasley took third in the backstroke. The 200 free relay of Daniel, Beasley, Hodnett, and Rogers took home a gold as well.
The swimmers will see action again on Tuesday January 4 at 6:00 at NCSU. We will be competing against Apex, Sanderson, and Reagan.

Lady CAPS Swimmers Beat Millbrook and WFR

On Monday December 20, in a swim meet delayed by snow, the Lady CAPS defeated Millbrook and Wake Forest-Rolesville by scores of 142 - 123- 40. Clayton was supposed to participate as well, but they forfeited. The CAPS were led this week by Kelsey Moore who won both the 200 freestyle and the 100 butterfly. Kelsey was also a part of 2 winning relays. Sabrina Benson won the 100 backstroke and tied for first in the 100 freestyle. She was also a part of a winning relay. Elisabeth Holmes took first in the 200 yard IM and second in the 500 free. Salem Robinson took first in the 100 breaststroke. Rachel Shaw took second in both the 50 free and the 100 back. Stuart Gupton took second in the 100 fly and third in the 50 free. Emily Brice took third place in both the 200 and 500 free. Winning relays were the 200 Medley Relay with Moore, Holmes, Brice, and Shaw as well as the 200 Freestyle Relay with Shannon Kelly, Allison Gupton, Moore, and Benson.
Our next meet is Tuesday January 4th at NCSU at 6:00. We will compete against Apex, Sanderson, and Reagan.

Basketball: Broughton's Battle shows mettle!

Link to N&O story below:
Broughton's Battle shows mettle - High school -

Basketball Photos: Broughton 53, Athens Drive 46 / 12.21.10

NewsObserver Gallery: Broughton 53, Athens Drive 46 / 12.21.10

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Broughton Men's Varsity beats Athens Drive!

The Broughton Men's Varsity Basketball team beat Athens Drive at HOME on Tuesday night, 53-46.Staats Battle led all scorers with 26 points followed by Conor Strickland with 7 points. See scoring totals below:

Broughton 53,
Athens Drive 46

ADR 9 11 14 12 - 46
BRO 11 16 8 18 - 53

Points: ADR--C.High 14, D.Haupt 11, M.McLean 6, Nobles 5, A.Stewart 4, H.Williams 2, Z.Bender 2, J.West 2; BRO--S. Battle 26, C. Strickland 7, A.Ocampo 6, C. Stewart 5, D.Graham 4, S. Kipuni 3, C.Corchiani 2.

Broughton is now 7-1 overall and 3-0 in the CAP-8 conference.Next game is this Wednesday night, Dec. 22 at 7:00pm at HOME with a revenge match against Northern Durham.The Broughton JV Boys Team plays at HOME at 5:30.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Basketball: GlaxoSmithKline Holiday Invitational

This year Broughton's varsity men's basketball team has been invited to play in the 39th Annual GSK Holiday Invitational Tournament.  The four-day event will be held at Historic Broughton High School Dec. 27-30.  

Monday, Dec. 27:  Cary plays Knightdale at 4pm;  Ravenscroft plays Hillside at 5:40pm;  Broughton plays Middle Creek at 7:20pm;  and Word of God plays I.C. Norcom, VA at 9:00pm.  

There are always large crowds, so come early to get a ticket!  All tickets are available game day only and are general admission.  No advance purchase or reserved seats are available.  Join us for some of the most exciting basketball in the country!

Link to all the details:
GlaxoSmithKline Holiday Invitational

Basketball: Men's Varsity at home this week

This week, Broughton Men's Varsity Basketball team plays at home Tuesday and Wednesday night at 7:00pm.  Tuesday night, Dec. 21, the Caps host Athens Drive and Wednesday night, Dec.22, we host Northern Durham.   Early season record of 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the CAP-8.

At 5:30pm Wednesday night, the JV Men's team plays Northern Durham.  Come out and support the Caps!

Swimming: Sabrina Benson making waves

 NBC17 report on Broughton's record setting swimmer Sabrina Benson!

Sabrina Benson making waves |

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Varsity Women take on Northern Durham 12-22-10 at Northern Durham

Please come support the JV and Varsity Women at Northern Durham on 12-22-2010 for the last game before the Holiday Break. They would love your support!!! These Women work hard each day and would love the support of all of the Broughton Fans!! Come see us play hard at Northern Durham beginning at 5:30 pm for JV and 7:00 pm for Varsity.

Varsity Women take a tough loss to Wake Forest Rolesville

The Varsity Women came together and went up by 12 but lost by 3 in the end to Wake Forest Rolesville at Wake Forest Rolesville. The Women played a great game. They play in the NW Guilford CiCi's Tournament on Dec 20 and 21st and Dec 22 vs Northern Durham. Please come out and support your Broughton Lady Caps.

JV Women Take Tough Loss to Leesville

The JV women played tough but loss to Leesville HS.
The game against Wake Forest Rolesville was cancelled due to weather and will be rescheduled.

Broughton Men's Varsity wins on the road!

The Broughton Men's Varsity Basketball Team won a conference game on the road at Wake Forest Rolesville, 74-53, on Friday night.Cyrus Stewart led all scorers with 20 points including four 3-pointers followed by Staats Battle with 19 points including four 3-pointers.Sophomore sensation Devante Graham had 9 points and Conor Strickland had 8 pts.Scoring totals are:

BRO 18 17 15 24 - 74
WFR 12 16 14 11 - 53

Points: BRO--C. Stewart 20, S. Battle 19, D.Graham 9, C. Strickland 8, S. Kipuni 6, M.Lynch 4, A.Ocampo 4, J. Holley 2, S.Holmes 2; WFR--D.Woodham 15, W.Perry 15, C.Onuoha 8, J.Ayscue 5, T.Ferrel 4, T.Barnes 3, J.Robertson 2, C. Jones 1.

Next game is at HOME against Athens Drive on Tuesday, Dec. 21 @ 7;00pm and HOME against Northern Durham on Wednesday, Dec. 22 @ 7:00pm.Broughton is 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the conference.

This year the Broughton Men's Varsity will be playing in the Glaxo Holiday Basketball Tournamnent at the Holliday Gym at Broughton.Opening night is Monday, Dec. 27, with Ravenscroft playing at 5:00,Broughton at 7:00 and Word of God at 9:00.There are always large crowds so come early to get a ticket!

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Swim Meet Rescheduled

The swim meet that was to be held Thursday December 16 has been moved to Monday December 20. The meet will begin half an hour later than usual. Warmups will begin at 7:00 p.m. rather than the normal 6:30 and the meet will begin at 7:30. The meet will be at the Traingle Aquatic Center in Cary. Admission is free.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Broughton Men's Varsity Basketball Team wins in OT!

The Broughton Men's Varsity Basketball Team held on to win a home conference game over Leesville, 62-59 in Overtime. The scoring totals are:

LVL 17 8 12 18 4 - 59
BRO 16 7 19 13 7 - 62

Points: LVL--S.Petteway 16, Q.Marshall 15, T.Williomson 12, W.Bowers 6, Debnam 6, B.Gray 4; BRO--C. Strickland 15, A.Ocampo 11, S. Battle 10, S. Kipuni 6, C. Stewart 6, D.Graham 5, M.Lynch 4, J.Hemphill 3, C.Corchiani 2.

Next game is 7:00 Friday, December 17, at Wake Forest Rolesville. Broughton is 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Lady Caps Swamp Enloe

On December 7, for the first time since 1993, the Lady Caps swimmers defeated state powerhouse Enloe. The Caps were led by Sabrina Benson with victories in the 50 free and the 100 free and Kelsey Moore with victories in the 500 free and the 100 back.
The men's team defeated Heritage this week but lost to Apex and Enloe. The men were led by Kevin Rogers with victories in the 200 free and the 100 free. Great times were posted by Brandon Hodnett, Freddie Bosse and Peter Daniel.
The next swim meet is Thursday December 16 at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary. The Caps will be up against Clayton, Millbrook and Wake Forest Rolesville.

Broughton Men's Varsity Basketball wins the War!!!

Broughton Men's Varsity Basketball wins a hard fought defensive battle at Millbrook ,49-43, on Friday night. This was the first CAP-8 conference game of the year.Sophomore sensation Devante Graham led all scorers with 17 points followed by Staats Battle with 14 points.Cyrus Stewart hit a go-ahead 3-point basket with a 1:23 remaining and Staats Battle made 3 clutch free throws at the end to seal the victory.

Broughton's next home game is 7:00 Tuesday night, Dec. 14,against Leesville in the Broughton Holliday gym.7 out 0f the next 8 games are at HOME! Broughton's record is 4-1.

Friday, December 10, 2010

JV Boys defeat Millbrook

The JV Boys basketball team defeat Millbrook 52 to 50. It was a great game with an amazing buzzer beating shot, by Zach Palmer, at the end of regulation. This shot kept the Caps alive and the game went into overtime.....Congratulations Caps...

The JV take on Leesville on Monday, December 13th.....

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Varsity Women's Team takes tough loss to Cardinal Gibbons

Varsity Women had a tough loss on Wednesday night to Cardinal Gibbons at Cardinal Gibbons. Please come support the Varsity Women in their first conference game on Friday, December 10, 2o10 at Millbrook High School at 5:30 pm.

Also, Varsity Women play Leesville HS at Home on Tuesday, December 14 at 5:30 pm. Please come and support your Broughton Lady Caps.

Thursday Dec 9, 2010 JV Women lose to Millbrook

The JV Women's team took another tough loss Thursday night in the first conference game against Millbrook. They also lost Wednesday night when they had their rematch with Cardinal Gibbons at Cardinal Gibbons. They play Leesville on Monday December 13 at Leesville High School at 5:30 pm and Wake Forest Rolesville at Home on Thursday, December 16 at 5:30 pm. Please come out and support the JV Women's Team

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Broughton Men's Varsity beats Cardinal Gibbons again...

On Tuesday night,Dec. 7, Broughton Men's Varsity beat Cardinal Gibbons 59-37 in a rematch from a week earlier. Scoring totals are:
CGI 4 6 14 13 - 37
BRO 18 14 19 8 - 59

Points: CGI--T. Pickard 13, Vance 6, N.Remy 5, P.Dever 4, Domville 2, Enzweiler 2, T.Nicolosi 2, Wright 2, Mitchell 1; BRO--C. Stewart 16, S. Battle 13, D.Graham 7, C. Strickland 7, C.Corchiani 6, S. Kipuni 4, A.Ocampo 2, P.Crowder 2, J. Holley 2.

Next game will be Friday,Dec. 10, at Millbrook at 7:00pm for the first CAP-8 Conference game of the year.Broughton Men's Varsity record is 3-1.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Broughton Men's Varsity Basketball wins!

The Broughton Men's Varsity Basketball Team beat Cardinal Gibbons on Friday night by 67-47. Broughton scoring was led by seniors Staats Battle 16 pts., Conor Strickland 14 pts., and Sam Kipuni 10 pts.

First home game of the year will be a rematch with Cardinal Gibbons tomorrow night (Tuesday night) Dec. 7, at 7:00 in the Holiday gym

First home game of the year for Broughton Men's Varsity Basketball team!

The Broughton Men's Varsity Basketball team plays a rematch against Cardinal Gibbons at 7:00 on Tuesday, December 7, at home in the Holiday Gym.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Divers Come Up Gold

Om Friday, December 3, BHS divers competed against Middle Creek and Athens Drive. In the men's competition, William Sally took first with a score of 103.95 for 5 dives and Adam Gold took second with 94.20 points. In the women's meet, Cara Peffly took second with 86.25 points, Brittany Spicer took 4th with 65.30 points, and Emma Daughtry took 5th with 60.05 points.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

JV Boys take the win at Cardinal Gibbons

It was a close 4th quarter and Cardinal Gibbons seemed to have some momentum......BUT.....
the Caps rallied and played excellent defense to create turnovers and edged past Gibbons. We rode the clock to victory...winning by 8. The final score was Caps 45 to Gibbons 37.

JV hosts Gibbons Tuesday night at Holliday Gym. This is the first home game for the JV boys, so come out and support the Team......

Friday, December 3, 2010

Varsity Women's Basketball Team

The Varsity Women's Team experienced another loss tonight to Cardinal Gibbons by 10 points. They played hard and led a majority of the game but lost in the end to bring their record to 0 and 3.

JV Women's Basketball have first loss

JV Women's fought a hard game tonight, but lost to Cardinal Gibbons by 20 points. The girls played hard, but couldn't convert baskets. They are now 2 and 1 for the season and play Cardinal Gibbons again next Tuesday at Cardinal Gibbons, please come and support the team.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

JV Basketball: Caps at Cardinal Gibbons

JV Boys play Cardinal Gibbons this Friday at 6:00 pm. Please come out and support the team.

Directions to the school are linked on the calendar to the on Dec. 3 calendar entry and select map.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lady CAPS Swim To Second Place Finish

In a quad meet held Tuesday November 30, the Broughton women defeated both Wakefield and Corinth Holder but were defeated by Athens Drive.
The swimmers were led by Senior Sabrina Benson who took first in both the 100 fly and the 100 back and by Sophomore Kelsey Moore who took first place in both the 200 freestyle and the 100 freestyle.
The 400 Freestyle relay of Benson, Moore, Rachel Shaw and Elisabeth Holmes also took first. Great swims were also recorded by Stuart Gupton and Rachael Wills.
The team will be action next week as they take on state powers Apex and Enloe as well as Heritage. The meet will be Tuesday December 7 at 7:00 at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary. Admission is free.

Athens 196
BHS 154
Wakefield 113
Corinth Holder 49
Men’s Swim Team Dominates
At a quad meet held Tuesday November 30, 2010, the Broughton Men’s swim team defeated Athens Drive, Wakefield, and Corinth Holder. Leading the way for the CAPS was Senior Kevin Rogers who set a new school record in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:44.52 which broke Graeme Leiser’s record from 1993. Kevin also won the 500 freestyle and wowed the crowd with his 21.35 split in the 200 free relay bringing the team from behind to win the event by less than 1/10 of a second.
Sophomore Brandon Hodnett also had a great night winning both the 50 free with a time of 24.16 and the 100 free with a time of 54.76.
Winning members of the 200 free relay included Rogers, Hodnett, Alex Haugh and Will Close.
Sophomore Peter Daniel and Juniors Johnson Beasley, Freddie Bosse and Davis Weaver, each recorded impressive times in their events.
The team’s next meet will be Tuesday December 7, against Enloe, Apex, and Heritage. The meet will be held at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free.

BHS 173
Athens 149
Wakefield 145
Corinth Holder 10

JV edges past Northern H.S for the win

Congratulations to the JV Boys Basketball Team for a 6 point win over Northern H.S. of Durham. You showed real sportsmanship and class even in the midst of an unfortunate situation.
"Your Attitude, not your Aptitude, will determine your Altitude". Dr. Oscar Blanks

Monday, November 29, 2010

JV Basketball: Team travels to Durham

Tuesday night at 5:30...come out and support the JV Team at Northern Durham.

The directions are provided under the calendar to the right.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

JV Basketball: JV Boys First Win

Broughton JV Team scores 75 vs. Athens 31........

Monday, November 22, 2010

JV Basketball: Caps travel to Athens Drive H.S.

Come out Tuesday, Nov. 23rd and support our JV Basketball team as they take on Athens Jaquars at 5:30pm

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wrestling, Gymnastics & Ladies Basketball need fans' help!

We are looking for fans of wrestling, gymnastics and both ladies JV and Varsity basketball to get news reports and schedules on the blog. If you have any interest in helping please contact the blog at

This is a very effective way to let the student body and Broughton fanbase know your sports' schedules and insure larger crowds at events. It also provides a great way to report on events from the sports that are otherwise overlooked by the mainstream media.

Please help support these athletes by volunteering. Parents, athletes or interested students work perfectly for these positions. It is really easy! Send us an email and help the athletes!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Football: Playoff game in Garner, Friday 7:30pm

The Broughton Capitals start their play-off run Friday night in Garner.  Kick-off is 7:30pm.
Come out and support the Caps!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tennis: Broughton repeats as State Champs

Broughton repeats against Myers Park - High school -

Football: Broughton preparing for rematch with Garner

High School - Broughton preparing for rematch with Garner

Soccer: Caps eliminated from State Tourney

Broughton's soccer team was excited to get to play #2 Jordan in the second round of the state tournament Saturday night.  Unfortunately for the Caps, Jordan was ready to play up to their #2 national ranking.

The game started with Jordan's quickness dominating play.  The Caps were able to deny early shots and opportunities, but looked to be a little frantic early.  Fifteen minutes into the match, Jordan's Monbo Bokar put a nice shot into goal from the right wing.

Bokar's goal brought the Caps' midfield and forwards to life.   The Caps mounted several dangerous attacks over the next 10 minutes, but none were able to find the back of the net.

With eleven minutes remaining in the half, Jordan was awarded a free kick from about 20 yards out on the left wing.  The kick was struck well, saved by Caps keeper Everett McCord, but fell at the feet of a waiting Falcon who gave Jordan a 2-0 lead, which they held until the half ended.

In the second half, Jordan seemed to let up on the accelerator.  Although they had fewer opportunities in the second half, they still did a good job of controlling a great deal of the play.  Also like the first half, the Caps had some scoring opportunities that were not finished.

As the game clock wound down, the Caps pushed more players forward trying to break through the Falcons' solid defense.  A nice pass ahead by Jordan allowed them to get an easy goal with a 1:10 remaining in the match, givng Jordan the 3-0 final margin.  Caps' keeper McCord and the defense, played a much better game than the score indicates.  McCord made some great saves tonight, including a PK attempt in the second half.  Jordan has a very potent scoring offense when they play well.

Although the Caps lost this match, Broughton had a really nice season.  Coach Hernandez did another great job leading the Caps through a wild season.  The Caps ended the year with an eight game winning streak, including the Cap 8 Tournament Championship, before running into Jordan Saturday night.  The Caps finished the season with a 16-8-2 record and ranked 11th in the state.  

Goals: BRO--; JOR--M.Bokar 2, J.Schreyack 1.
Assists: BRO--; JOR--B.Roque 1, B.Teffera 1.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Soccer: Caps, Falcons play Saturday, 6pm

Undefeated and nationally ranked Durham Jordan will play Broughton in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Jordan.
The Falcons are  No. 2 in one national ranking and No. 3 in another.
Broughton won the Cap Eight 4-A boys soccer tournament last week.
Capitals' senior midfielder, A.J. Iiames gets big air going for a goal!

Preps Now - Caps, Falcons play Saturday | blogs

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Soccer: Capitals Win Big in Playoffs

The Broughton men's soccer team won 7-2 Tuesday night, in a first round playoff game against Richmond County.  This is the eighth consecutive win for the Caps and propels them to a second round match with Jordan High, currently undefeated and ranked #2 in the state.

Broughton Seniors Celebrate Cap 8 Tourney Championship
won last week by defeating Leesville 3-1 in the finals.
Tuesday's match started with a bang.  Less than 3 minutes into the match, Lassiter Tollison threw a long ball which was redirected off AJ Iiames' head, and put into the net by Forrest Lasso's header.  The keeper had no chance to stop the goal.  Less than a minute later, CJ Tikvart blasted a great shot that the keeper was able to block, but not control.  The ball fell into the box and Tollison put it into the open net.

Nine minutes into the match, Tikvart fed Tollison who put the ball in the far post side netting to give the Caps a 3-0 lead.  Five minutes later, Iiames sent a nice cross from the left wing to the cutting Lasso in the penalty box, who shot the 4th goal of the night.  Less than a minute later, Iiames blasted the keeper with a strong shot that was blocked back at Iiames feet and he put his second attempt in the goal past the keeper giving the Caps a 5-0 lead fifteen minutes into the match.

Richmond County did not come from Rockingham to give up.  With 9 minutes left in the half, they crossed a nice ball from the right wing that was headed into the upper left corner of the net.  Three minutes later, Richmond County had a breakaway and managed their second goal.  The first half ended with the Caps leading 5-2.

The second half was very similar to the first half.  The Caps were able to control play and give most of their team significant playing time.  The scoring continued eleven minutes into the half when Taylor Birdsall attacked from his defensive position to blast a goal past the keeper.  Five minutes later, Brian Haines struck a beautiful volley into the back of the net to end the scoring for the night.

The game was a great playoff victory and has set-up a rematch with #2 Jordan later this week (Saturday, 6pm at Jordan High).  Jordan did beat the Caps 2-1 in the Caps' third match of the season.  The Caps have really picked up their game this past month and when given the chance, the Capitals have avenged every loss they have suffered this season.  The Jordan rematch should me another great contest.

NCHSAA 4A Soccer Playoffs
Goals: RCO--; BRO--F.Lasso 2, L.Tollison 2, A.Iiames 1, T.Birdsall 1, B.Haines 1.
Assists: RCO--Z.Shilen 2; BRO--C.Tikvart 3, A.Iiames 2, L.Tollison 1.

Tennis: Caps, Falcons move on in tennis

Caps, Falcons move on in tennis - High school -

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tennis: Caps host East Chapel Hill today.

Broughton hosts East Chapel Hill today in the State dual-team tennis tournament.
Come out to support the Caps (3:30pm I think!)

Football: Cooper leaves his mark

Broughton's quarterback throws for second-highest yardage ever recorded in NC.

LINK TO MORE DETAILS:Cooper leaves his mark as a passer - High school -
585 - Chris Leak (Independence) vs. N. Mecklenburg (77-6), 10/18/02
566 - Will Cooper (Broughton) vs. Wakefield (42-45), 10/28/10
565 - Nick DeMuro (Athens Drive) vs. Fuquay-Varina (49-21), 10/5/07
561 - Luke Samples (East Wilkes) vs. Starmount (33-56), 10/16/98
511 - Donnie Davis (Burl. Cummings) vs. Burl. Williams (35-20), 1990

Friday, October 29, 2010

Soccer: Caps Win Cap8 Tournament!

The Broughton men's soccer team finished the conference season last night with a solid 3-1 victory over Leesville High to claim the Cap 8 Tournament Championship for the 5th consecutive year.  The game was won by the outstanding team effort and extended the Caps current win streak to 8.

The game was played on a very wet, and in spots, a very sloppy field.  Puddles were spread across the field which would stop the ball immediately upon contact.  The first five minutes of the game, it appeared both teams were learning how they were going to play the game around and over the water.

Leesvillle started the scoring 10 minutes into the match when they found an opening in the defense, leaving Caps' keeper, Everett McCord, little chance for the save.  The Caps answered a minute later, when a ball served from the right wing was deflected in the box by Forrest Lasso and finished by AJ Iiames to tie the score.

Most of the remaining half, Broughton controlled the ball.  With 35 seconds remaining in the half, a foul was called on Leesville from 45 yards out.  With 10 seconds remaining in the half, Lassiter Tollison served a perfect ball to the far post, just out of reach of the keeper where Forrest Lasso headed it cleanly into the net, for the winning goal with 6 seconds remaining in the half.

There was no let down for the Caps in the second half.  The team played with the intensity they rediscovered two weeks ago which began this winning streak, and it served them well the second half.  The Caps controlled the ball and had many nice scoring opportunities.   Leesville had a few good scoring opportunities as well, but all were snuffed out by a stingy defense and Caps' keeper McCord.  McCord played his fourth great game in a row, subbing for the injured starter Matt Franciosi.

The Caps' frustration at the net was finally ended with 5:00 minutes remaining in the game.  An outlet pass to the left wing following a Leesville corner was carried by Tollison across midfield.  He played the ball to a streaking CJ Tikvart on the left wing, who then sent a perfect pass to John Pace rushing the middle.  Pace ripped the ball into the net for the final score.  The victory celebration began!

This was a great victory for a team that struggled mid-season, but for the past two weeks looks like a team ready to win the state.  The Caps are playing with the skill and speed they had early season, but with a new found intensity.  Their first game in the state tournament will be early next week at Broughton.

Goals: LVL--; BRO--A.Iiames 1, J.Pace 1, F.Lasso 1.
Assists: LVL--; BRO--C.Tikvart 1, F.Lasso 1, L.Tollison 1.

Football: No. 6 Wakefield gets by Broughton

No. 6 Wakefield turns away Broughton - Sports -

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Soccer: Capitals Control WF-R, 4-2; Finals 6:30pm Thursday.

The Caps started the night with good speed and lots of pressure.  The first goal was scored 2 minutes into the game when CJ Tikvart received a nice ball from Brian Haines on the right wing and carried it toward the near post.  CJ cut back left, losing his defender and hitting a nice left footed goal.  

The Caps kept the ball in their attacking third for much of the first half.  Although missing out on really nice opportunities and having 10-12 shots on goal, the first half ended with the the Caps leading 1-0.

The second half began just as the first half ended.  The Caps controlled the play of the game, continuing to shoot on goal.  About nine minutes into the half, WF-R took the ball toward the Broughton goal and the defense was unable to clear it.  After bouncing around for 60-90 seconds in the Caps defensive third, WF-R was able to score from the left wing on a nice shot by Alex Bidwell. 

But the tie did not last long.  Less than two minutes later, Lassiter Tollison receives a ball on the left wing and cut it just inside the left corner of the penalty box where he ripped it into the side netting at the far post.  Nice momentum changer.

The Broughton midfield and defense kept the ball in the attacking third and five minutes later John Pace received a ball on the left wing and fed Tollison in the center of the penalty area where he slipped the ball past the keeper, stretching the Caps lead to 3-1.

But WF-R was not willing to quit.  With nine minutes left in the game, a long ball was sent toward the Caps goal that flew over the keeper and landed at the feet of Bidwell who finished it for his second goal of the night.

The Caps went back on attack.  Taylor Birdsall stopped the ball from his defensive position and passed and moved until he was at the left corner of the field.  He passed the ball back to Tollison on the left wing who sent the ball to Forrest Lasso's head as he raced through the box, where he headed into the net giving the Caps their 4-2 lead.

Come to Broughton at 6:30pm Thursday night to watch Broughton defend their Conference Tournament Crown against Leesville.

Goals: WFR--A.Bidwell 2; BRO--L.Tollison 2, C.Tikvart 1, F.Lasso 1.
Assists: WFR--T.Floyd 1, A.Jacobs 1; BRO--C.Tikvart 1, J.Pace 1, L.Tollison 1, B.Haines