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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Caps Fall to Garner in Athens Final

A frigid shooting start to open the game proved to be too much to overcome as the Caps fell to the Trojans 77-69. The Caps fell behind 23-0 in the 1st, and managed to go into the half down 43-22.

The Caps made a rally in the third, cutting the lead to 8 with 1:45 remaining in the quarter, but that's as close as it would get until the final score.

Caps return to CAP-8 conference action next week v. Enloe

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Caps JV Cagers Advance to Final

The Caps Boys JV advanced to the finals of the Athens tourney with a 49-34 victory of the host Jags. Defense was again the theme of the night, with the Caps full court pressure leading to some easy scores. Vonshae Lewis chipped in two three pointers for a 12-6 1st quarter lead.

The 2nd featured more of the same as Athens played a 2-3 zone in an effort to slow the potent Caps attack. Kyle Johnston drew 2 charges, and the defensive pressure applied by the Caps insured that Athens got no closer than the 27-20 halftime score. The Caps will play Garner tomorrow night for the title.

Scoring: Lewis 11, Johnston 8, Robinson 6, Mohamed 5, Minton 5, Griffin 4, Holmes 3, Thomas 3, Palmer 2, Spenser 2.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Broughton JV Boys Top Cary Academy in Athens Tourney

The Caps came out strong in 1st qtr, with a swarming defense and controlling the boards in opening game v. Cary Academy. Luke Sasser corraled 4 rebs and Brooks Palmer added two 3 pointers during the quarter which ended with the Caps in control 30-11.

Jaishon Spenser, Yoel Griffin and Vonshae Lewis kept the pedal to the metal in the 2nd quarter with a virtual endless stream of fast break buckets. At the half the Caps lead was 50-24.

Little changed after intermission. Coach White substituted liberally, and the Caps' depth and talent was too much for the Chargers. Unselfish play, pinpoint passing and a defense that forced over 30 turnovers left only the final score in doubt.

The final: Caps 75 Chargers 39.

Scoring: Lewis 16, Spenser 12, Griffin 10, Palmer 8, Thomas 7, Mohamed 6, Holmes 6, Minton 5, Johnson 4, Robinson 2

Caps advance to face host Jaguars WED at 7 pm

Friday, December 23, 2011

Varsity Lady Caps Win Don Amos Holiday Classic Tournament

The Broughton Lady Caps played tonight in the Championship Game of the Don Amos Holiday Classic Tournament and won the tournament. They beat Graham High School 63 to 37. All tournament players were: Nadine Ealey and Megan Sullivan. MVP was Kaila Ealey. The Lady Caps played a tough press and the score was Broughton 38 Graham 13 at the half.

The Caps continued to play tough defense and a fast paced offense. All girls played well as a team. It was a great team effort.

They bring home the Championship Trophy. Go Lady Caps!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Varsity Women Continue Their Winning Streak This Week!!

The Lady Caps won on Wednesday night against Athens Drive. The final score was Broughton 64 Athens Drive 45.

Tonight, Lady Caps traveled to Graham NC to play in the MidCarolina Bank/Don Amos Holiday Classic Tournament to play Cummings High School. The Caps played well and were up 48-29 at the end of the 3rd quarter. All girls played tonight resulting in a final score of Broughton 62-Cummings 33. (Attached are photos of tonight's game)

Broughton Varsity Women play in the Championship Game tomorrow night against Graham HS at 5:00 pm in Graham NC. Cheer Hard for the Lady Caps!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Caps Club needs Volunteers

The Holiday Invitational Tournament , formerly known as the Glaxo SmithKline Holiday Tournament, will be held in the Holliday Gym December 27, 28, 29, and 30.  The CAPS Club needs many volunteers to staff the concession stand during the tournament. Proceeds from the concession sales will support a major portion of the CAPS Club budget.  Parents and students are needed!
To sign up for a shift, click here:

Students receive Community Service for their time.  Those who volunteer for a 3 or 4 hour shift receive a pass to other tournament games on THE SAME DAY they volunteer.  The pass is good for the volunteer and may not be given to anyone else to use.  Please consider covering one or more shifts to support the CAPS Club. We need many volunteers to make this tournament a success!  Only sign up in an "Adult" slot if you are over 21 years old! Thank you! Questions? Email -

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Varsity Team defeat Gibbons

In the first half the Varsity Ballers got some really good looks at the basket, but overall play in the first seemed disjointed. In spite of a number of turnovers and blown lay-ups, the Caps, were only down 23 to 24 at the half.
James Hemphill produced the first basket in the second half; Devonte Graham delivered a 3-pointer to tie the score at 30; Chase Johnson checked in and connected with an immediate basket in transition which increased the Caps lead 36 to 32.......the Caps maintained the lead finishing with 60 points to Gibbons 47.

Next Game: Wednesday night at 7 in Holliday Gym as the team meets Athens Drive.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Varsity Lady Caps Beat Cardinal Gibbons 65-48

Broughton Lady Caps played a quick offense and tough defense to defeat Cardinal Gibbons tonight. All players contributed to the win. The Lady Caps were up by 20 points at the beginning of the 4th quarter. They held the lead throughout the game. The final score was Broughton 65 Cardinal Gibbons 48.
Come support the Varsity Women on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at 5:30 pm at Broughton as they take on the Jaguars from Athens Drive.

JV Boys Basketball

The Jayvee Boys Basketball team beat Cardinal Gibbons for the second time this year! Sophomore Vonshae Lewis led the way with 8 points and every other team member scored as Broughton won by a score of 51-29.

Both teams got off to a slow start. Broughton trailed by 2 at the end of the first quarter when the score was Broughton 7, Gibbons 9.

Broughton took over from there outscoring the visitors 17-5 in the second quarter, and pulled out to a 24-14 half time lead.

The Caps continued to play well in the second half and the game was never close from that point on. At the end of the third quarter, the score was 40-22, and the final score was 51-29.

Broughton's record is now 5-2. The team will play again in the Athens Drive Holiday Tournament on December 27, 28 and 29.

Varsity Lady Caps Basketball Last Week!!

Varsity Women had three tough games last week.
On Monday, the women played Leesville High School at Leesville and won 55 t0 34.

On Tuesday, they had a tough game against Cary and were ahead most of the game, but lost at the end to a tough Cary team. The final score was Cary 45 and Broughton 41.

They had another game on Friday night against Wake Forest Rolesville. Lady Caps won by 17 points.

Come watch the Lady Caps play next week at Cardinal Gibbons on Monday, December 19 at 7:30 pm and at home on Wednesday December 21 at 5:30 against Athens Drive.

Cougars take the win

The Varsity team started the first quarter a bit sluggish Friday night, but managed to keep the game close with only a 3 point deficit at the end of the first quarter (18 to 15 Cougars).
The Caps managed to claim a 5 point lead at the end of the 2nd half, through good defensive play. The score was 34 to 29 Caps.
This was not a comfortable lead, but we were hopeful.
Unfortunately, the 2nd half was all Cougar......Caps lost 62 to 66.

Next Game: Monday at 7:00 pm. Caps will play Gibbons, for the second time this season, at home.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Divers Shine

At the diving meet on Friday, John Rogers improved his score from the 76.00 he scored at the first meet to a 102.85. Brittany Spicer improved her score from an 80.20 to a 94.50. If they keep improving at this pace, they will place high in the conference championships the end of January.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

JV Boys Basketball

Rally Falls Short at Wake Forest-Rolesville!

The JV Boys Basketball team travelled to Wake Forest on Thursday night to play the Wake Forest-Rolesville Cougars.

The Caps put themselves in a big hole as Wake Forest pulled out to a 24-6 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Broughton's defense improved and the offense was more effective in the second quarter as the Caps fought back to trail by 11 at halftime 36-25.

Broughton's defense strengthened even more in the 3rd quarter allowing the Cougars just 4 points, and we were down by just three as the teams began the fourth quarter with the Cougars leading 40 - 37.

But the Caps could not close that gap and the game ended with a score of Wake Forest 57 - Broughton 52.

Nine players scored for Broughton with Vonshae Lewis leading the away with 11 points, and Kyle Johnston and Jaishon Spencer with 8 points each.

Broughton's record now stands at 4-2 with the next game scheduled at home on Monday the 19th, against Gibbons.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Varsity Men's Basketball Victorious over the Pride

It was a game riddled with turnovers and failed free throws - BUT - the Caps were able to pull out the WIN against Leesville.
In the 2nd quarter Leesville made a run for the lead, but Jamie Rucker gave us a show with 2 perfect 3 pointers and brought the Caps to a 7 point lead (28 -21).
At the end of the 3rd the Pride scored a 3-pointer at the buzzer! This gave them a glimmer of hope since the Broughton lead 'was only' 10.......
The 4th quarter was pretty intense with each team making errors, but it would be the Caps who would be victorious through good defensive play. Varsity walked away with a 10 point victory over Leesville Road HS. Final 64 to 54

Caps travel to Cary High tonight at 7:00.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Broughton JV Boys Basketball

Caps defeat Leesville 74 - 64 - ( Intense 3rd quarter clinches win )

The Boys JV team intensified its defense at the opening of the 2nd half, leading to 34 3rd quarter points. Broughton started the half down by 16 points, and by the end of the amazing 3rd quarter, we were ahead 59 to 54 ! Jerome Robinson sunk 4 consecutive free throws - 2 personal foul shots and 2 technical foul shots, keeping the 3rd quarter surge going for the Caps. The balanced offensive performance of the Caps included 19 pts from Jaishon Spencer, 12 pts from Yoel Griffin, 11 pts from Jerome Robinson, and 10 pts from Vonshae Lewis. Other notable stats were Jaishon Spencer's 10 rebounds and a perfect night from the free throw line for Vonshae Lewis. ( 8 for 8 ).

Next game is Thursday night, December 15th at 7:00 at WF-Rolesville. Our JV Boys' record is 4 wins and 1 loss. They are working hard and appreciate your support!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Swimmers take 3rd, Divers to compete Friday

Both the men's and women's swim team took third in a quad meet held last Thursday. The men lost to Enloe and Jordan but defeated Middle Creek. The women lost to Enloe and Middle Creek but defeated Jordan. For the men, Petch Lamson won the backstroke and for the women, Kelsey Moore won both the 200 and 500 freestyles. The women's 200 freestyle relay of Moore, Rachel Shaw, Elisabeth Holmes and Adaira Brewer also took the gold.

The teams will be in action this coming Thursday at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary at 7:00. The teams will be swimming CAry, Wakefield and Athen Drive.
The men and women divers will be in action again on Friday of this week at NCSU. The men will begin at 5:45 and the women at 7:30.

Swimming scores:
Women: Enloe 178.5 Men: Enloe 188
Middle Creek 132 Jordan 128
BHS 118.5 BHS 125
Jordan 87 Middle Creek 65

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Varsity Women's Basketball Team Plays Hard and Scares Millbrook in a Tough Game

Broughton Varsity Girls played a tough game tonight against Millbrook. It was Broughton 29 Millbrook 30 at halftime. The girls played great defense and eventually were able to cause Briana Day (UNC Recruit) and another starter for Millbrook to foul out because we drove to the basket. In the third quarter, with 27.4 seconds to go, the score was Broughton 41 Millbrook 42. 
The Lady Caps led by Justice Byrd, Adrienne Simmons, sisters Kaila and Nadine Ealey and guard Megan Sullivan matched Millbrook head to head. Kimberly Spruill and Jamella Foster also contributed with strong play. The Lady Caps pushed the Millbrook girls and created a turnover with a technical called on their team. Then Millbrook changed their strategy and played a zone defense which caused some turnovers for Broughton. 
The final score was Broughton 53 Millbrook 62. This does not reflect how great our girls played and how hard they fought to win this game. All of the other girls on the team showed great support: Catherine Becton, Emily Newton, Maddie Massarelli, Ellis Wall, Laura Robertson (injured) and Nicole Bellamy (injured). Coach Dayna Jordan coached a great game. Congratulations Lady Caps!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

JV Boys BB lose 47-38

Caps JV Boys Basketball Team suffers its first loss Thursday night at Millbrook. The first half was played at a frenetic pace with the Caps struggling to hang on to the ball against the quick and aggressive Wildcats. But at halftime, our boys were still competing well, only down by 4 points. In the 3rd quarter, the pace slowed down, and so did the scoring, with Millbrook only scoring 6 points and Broughton scoring 5 points. Broughton began the 4 quarter down by 5 points, but couldn't close the gap, with the final score Millbrook 47 and Broughton 38. Alphonse Holmes scored 8 points for Broughton.

Our JV Boys' record is 3 wins to only 1 loss.

Come support them - Next game Mon. night, Dec. 12th at HOME against Leesville at 7:00pm

JV Women's Basketball Team Beats Cardinal Gibbons

The JV Women's Basketball team played a great game against Cardinal Gibbons on Tuesday night and won 53-52.

Please come support the JV Team tonight as they take on Millbrook at Millbrook at 5:30 pm. Go Lady Caps!!

Broughton Varsity Women's Basketball Team has Two Wins

Broughton Varsity Women's Basketball Team played hard on Tuesday night against Cardinal Gibbons and beat them 52-50.

Last night, the girls played New Hanover High School and won 67-41. All of the girls scored. Here are the points: Catherine Becton-2, Justice Byrd-13, Jamella Foster-4, Megan Sullivan-11, Kayla Ealey-9, Emily Newton-3, Ellis Wall-3, and Adrienne Simmons-5, Maggie Massarelli-12, Kimberly Spruill-5.

Please come support the Lady Caps on Friday night at Home as they play Millbrook at 5:30 pm. Go Lady Caps!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

JV Boys BB

On Tuesday night, the Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Team coached by Bill White, defeated Cardinal Gibbons 10th Grade Team 53-36 for their third consecutive victory of the year. The starters jumped out to a quick start and were leading 18-4 at the end of the first quarter. Broughton held a 12 point lead at half-time, and were leading by 14 points at the end of the third quarter 43-29. The boys led by as much as 19 with 2:15 to go when the score was 50-31. Broughton had balanced scoring with Brooks Palmer and Will Minton leading the away with 9 and 8 points respectively. The team plays its first conference game at Millbrook Thursday, December 8th at 7:00pm.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Swimmers and Divers Impress

The Men's and Women's swim teams both had a great night against Cary, Middle Creek and Heritage. The results for the women were: Cary 186
BHS 129
Middle Creek 115
Heritage 80
For the Men: Cary 187
BHS 152
Heritage 106
Middle Creek 55

Kelsey Moore, Elisabeth Holmes, Alex Haugh, Will Close, Brandon Hodnett, Petch Lamson, and Bancks Holmes all qualified for the State Regionals.
We had many great swims. Some of them were that Elisabeth Holmes dropped about 13 seconds from last year in the 500 free, Will Close dropped 10 seconds in the 200 free and around 7 in the 100 fly. Brandon came down a second in the 50 free and 2 seconds in the fly.
Next week we have Enloe, Middle Creek and Durham Jordan. Last year was the first time in around 18 years that our girls beat Enloe, so they will be gunning for us.
Our divers performed well last night. They each performed 6 dives and all of them hit every dive. That is a big deal for those who have never competed before. They will be back in action again in two weeks.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Come Support JV Women's Basketball

JV Women's Basketball have several games next week:

Tuesday December 6, 2011 vs Cardinal Gibbons at Broughton at 5:30 pm
Thursday, December 8, 2011 vs Millbrook at Millbrook at 5:30 pm

Please come support the JV Lady Caps!!

Varsity Women's Basketball Tough Game Against Southern Durham

Varsity Women played a tough game but ended up losing at Southern Durham on Tuesday, November 29 2011. The final score was Durham 66 and Broughton 48.

The Varsity Women play three games next week-

Tuesday December 6, 2011 at home vs Cardinal Gibbons-7 pm
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at home vs New Hanover -5:30 pm
Friday December 9, 2011 at home vs Millbrook - 5:30 pm

Please come support our Lady Caps!!!

JV Women's Basketball Team Tops Southern Durham

JV Women beat Southern Durham at Southern Durham on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. The Final score was 35 to 23. The girls played a tough game and came out with a win!! Go Lady Caps!

2nd Annual Chasin' the Challenge - A Run to Walk

Chase in 2009 Broughton XC race.
Chase Mann, an athletic young man who excelled in cross country and track, is a 2010 graduate of Broughton High School. 

On June 22, 2010, Chase suffered a paralyzing diving accident while in the Bahamas on a church mission trip.  The accident has confined Chase to a power wheelchair with astronomical costs for day‐to‐day care, special equipment and unending rehab.  

Please join us at WakeMed Soccer/XC Park in Cary for the
2nd Annual Chasin' the Challenge - A Run to Walk
on Sunday, December 18, 2011.
For details, click on ChasinTheChallenge.ORG.
To register, click or
Chase & friends at the 2010 race. (click to enlarge)

Thank you for your prayers and for any help you may wish to extend to Chase and his family.  

Please forward a link to this page to your friends via Facebook, email or blogs.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Basketball: Caps triumph over Durham Spartans

Tuesday night the Men's Varsity Basketball team pulled out a close victory against Southern Durham. The first quarter was filled with steals and lots of fast-breaks, but the score was 15-9 which included a 2 pointer by Chris Corchiani at the buzzer. The second was exciting and the Caps played hard-nose defense, which led to steals and dunks. The Spartans were not easily shaken and managed to tie the Caps at 18.
At halftime the Caps rested on a 3 point lead, 29 to 26. During the 3rd quarter the Caps gained a bit of momentum with Andrew Ocampo muscling his way to a number of defensive boards and the Caps led 51 to 41.
To start the 4th, Chase Johnston gave us a pretty lay-up. The closer was Chris Brickhouse (thanks for the 'birthday' dunk).
Thanks Caps for an exciting 13 point victory, Caps 61 and Spartans 47.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Swimmers And Divers In Action This Week

The swim team team will have its first meet of the season on Thursday December 1st at 6:15 at NCSU. The team will be competing against Heritage, Middle Creek and Cary.
The divers will be competing on Friday December 2nd at NCSU. The men will begin at 5:45 and the women will begin at 7:30.
Both events are free. Come support your CAPS!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Close in Apex

This week the Men's Varsity played Apex. It's good to have Justin Coleman back in the lineup and sinking the jumpers again. The game was close, but the Caps couldn't pull it out this time. The final score was 69-63.
Please come out and support the Men's B-Ball team on Tuesday, Nov. 29 as they take on Southern Durham at 7:00 pm.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Varsity Women Beat Apex by 34 Points

Varsity Women played a great game against Apex. The Final Score was 56-22. The girls played fast and tough. I will give more details on the blog tomorrow!! Go Lady Caps!! Great start to the Season. Next game is Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Southern Durham.

JV Women play Hard against Apex

The JV women fought hard against Apex tonight but lost at the end. The girls played well together and tried hard. The next game is Tuesday, 11-29-11 at Southern Durham!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Women's Basketball

Women's Teams have started with scrimmages this past week with Panther Creek and Middle Creek. Both JV and Varsity have talented teams this year. Please come watch JV and Varsity play on Monday, November 21, 2011 against Apex at Broughton. Come support the Lady Caps!! JV starts at 5:30 pm and Varsity at 7:00 pm
Go Lady Caps!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Basketball: A Week of Scrimmage Play

This season our Varsity Team is a mixture of 7 returning players and 6 newcomers, so blending the strengths of each player is very important. Coach Ferrell and his Team have been working really hard for the past week and Tuesday night we got to see our Varsity Team in action.....The Men's Varsity Basketball Team scrimmaged against Panther Creek. This was an away game and definitely provided the Caps with good play. Coach Ferrell took note of the defensive and offensive play of his Team. While there is no scoring in scrimmage play, some would say that it felt like a Caps Victory....

On Thursday the Caps hosted Middle Creek for their final scrimmage game. This was a very competitive opponent. The Caps definitely showed some sharpened defensive play causing a number of fastbreak opportunties for the Team. But one can not forget the last 5 minutes of play watching a very "SWEET ALLEY" by Zach Palmer landing into the "Oh, So Capable" hands of Devonte Graham. I think this was an appetizer of great things to come from a well blended TEAM!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

LAX College Recruiting Seminar

Coach Mic Grant, men's head LAX coach at Bridgewater College, will speak on the opportunities for lacrosse in college this Thursday, November 10 at 5pm in the Diane Payne Auditorium.  Coach Grant has been coaching at the collegiate level for almost two decades.

This is a great opportunity to listen and ask questions, so please mark this date on your calendars to attend.

Go to this link to sign up:

Broughton Alumnus on Lou Groza Award List

Alabama's Jeremy Shelley, a Broughton alumnus who excelled at both soccer and football while in high school, is one of 20 semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award, given to the best place kicker in NCAA Division 1 football. The list will be narrowed to 3 finalist at the end of the season and the award will be presented on ESPN December 8.

Go to the following website and vote for Jeremy as your favorite:

Monday, November 7, 2011

Tennis: Grimsley outlasts Broughton for State Title

BURLINGTON -- Although the Broughton girls' tennis team came up short in its bid for a three-peat Saturday in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A dual-team tennis championships, coach Laura Davidson said the Caps played with the heart of a champion.

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

XC: Broughton runners win State Championship

At the two-mile mark, Broughton's Sam Roberson was neck-and-neck with eventual champ Mark Blackmon of West Charlotte. By the time he got to the finish line, a fatigued Roberson appeared to be just barely keeping himself going.

At some point between those two points, Broughton coach David Christian noticed Roberson wasn't feeling well. He shouted out a message to the rest of Roberson's teammates: "Your teammate needs help!"

The rest of the Capitals pushed toward the front, where Roberson was close to passing out before finishing.

"The guys just swarmed to him. It was less about getting across the finish line and more about getting to Sam," Christian said.

The team's efforts were rewarded with its first title since 2008.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Caps Playoffs Begin at Leesville Road Tonight

Broughton (5-5) at No. 1 Leesville Road (11-0): Leesville Road starting quarterback Austin Berrios is out with a leg injury. The Cap 8, 4-A regular-season meeting was a Pride runaway, 71-21. Broughton runner Chris Mangus, a Virginia Tech recruit who averages 146 yards per game, faces a Leesville Road defense that held him to 4 yards on 13 carries in the teams' first meeting.

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XC: Caps Men & Women Qualify for State Finals

Cap's Sam Roberson on his way to winning the Mideast Regional with 15:43, 16 seconds ahead of second place.
The Broughton men's cross country team won the Mideast Regional.  Both the men's and women's teams have qualified for the State Final at Beason Park, Kernersville NC on Saturday November 5.  The men will run at 3:30pm and the women will run at 4:30pm.

Link to N&O story.
Cross country stage set for state finals - High school -

Link to N&O picture gallery:
NewsObserver Gallery: First Look: Mideast regional cross country | 10.29.11

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Women's Tennis: Broughton Advances to State Finals

The Caps rolled through their semi-final match on Wednesday, beating Panther Creek 5-1.

The team will travel to Burlington on Saturday for the State Finals, in their quest to bring home their third consecutive State Championship title.

The Caps forfeited their #1 court after it was clear that the other 5 singles courts had won. Our #1 player, Katie Kane, has been fighting a flu bug, so Coach Davidson sent her home to rest. Get well for Saturday, Katie!

M Smith def Katie Kane 7-5, 2-1 (retired)
Sarah King def K Ryan 6-0, 6-2
Maggie Kane def C Wach 6-1, 6-3
Olivia King def A Nguyen 6-1, 6-0
Kelsey Boole def M Primm 6-0, 6-0
Asha Iyengar def B Namboodri 6-0, 6-1

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Women's Tennis: Broughton 6, Green Hope 0

The Caps swept Green Hope in the Sectional playoff round today. All six singles courts enjoyed a decisive win, eliminating the need to play doubles.

The team welcomed back Olivia King to the top 6 lineup, celebrating her recovery from a painful wrist injury that had her sidelined for part of the season. Olivia played hard and was moving well, thanks to her training with the cross country team while her wrist was in a cast.

Broughton advances to the Regional playoffs on Wednesday the 2nd. It will be a home match at 4:00 against Panther Creek. Here we go, Caps!

Katie Kane def Au Channel 6-1, 6-4
Sarah King def H Wang 6-3, 6-3
Maggie Kane def J Horvat 6-1, 6-1
Olivia King def P Srinivas 6-3, 6-2
Kelsey Boole def Am Channel 6-1, 6-1
Asha Iyengar def B Belk 6-1, 6-0

Monday, October 31, 2011

Golf: Caps compete in East Regionals

The East Regional Championship was at Duke University Golf Course Tuesday, October 24.   Broughton's team at the East Regionals is Katie Brown, Rachel Lea,  McKenzie Fulford, Lily Kate Tollison, and Ellen Shook.  Of the 23 schools represented in the East, the Caps were one of only seven schools who qualified five players.

McKenzie Fulford qualified for the State Finals.
Rather than 9 holes, like all matches during the regular season, the regional tournaments are 18 hole events.  The Lady Caps played well and were led by senior McKenzie Fulford's 94, Rachel Lea's 96 and Katie Brown's 98.  Lily Kate Tollison finished with a 109 and Ellen Shook had a 115.  All are respectable scores on a very challenging golf course.

The Caps finished the day tied for fifth.  McKenzie Fulford was the only Cap to advance to the State Finals which are in Pinehurst on October 31and November 1.

Women's Tennis: Streak in Individuals Tournament Ends

In the 4A Women's Tennis Individuals, Sarah King lost in the final round in a three-set match to Hoggard's McKayla Zupan. Sarah played exceptionally well, and the match showcased the talent of the top players in the state.

Kelsey Boole and Asha Iyengar lost their semi-final match to Grimsley's twin towers, Clare Cox and Roxanne Henshall. Their score was 6-3, 6-2.

Katie and Maggie Kane won their semifinal match against West Forsyth 6-0, 6-1, then went on to meet Grimsley's team in the finals. The Kanes lost a hard fought match 7-6, 6-4.

Coach Laura Davidson says, "No other team was as well represented in the individuals as Broughton, and I am very proud of the girls for their efforts today. They gave it their best. Also, we send our congratulations to Grimsley because their doubles team played as aggressively and as well as any team we have faced all year. The Grimsley coach and their parents were very complimentary of our girls.

"The individuals are now over, and we are going to turn our full attention to our goal of winning a dual team state championship. There are some very tough teams remaining, and we face Green Hope on Monday. We will be ready to take one match at a time in our march to the championship next Saturday."

Here we go, Caps!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Women's Tennis: Caps Advance to Semi-Finals in Individual State Tournament

The Caps had a great day in the quarter-final round of the individuals state tournament. Sarah King advanced to the semi-finals in singles, Katie and Maggie Kane advanced to the semi-finals in doubles, and Kelsey Boole and Asha Iyengar advanced in doubles after a tough 3-set match against the #1 doubles team from Myers Park.

The 2 Broughton doubles teams are on opposite sides of the draw, so we are hoping for an all-Broughton final! The semi-finals will be played on Saturday, October 29th at 10:00 am at the NC State tennis complex. Go Caps!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Golf: Caps Wrap-up a Great Conference Season

The Caps match at Wakefield's TPC course on October 11 was not a great outing for the Lady Caps.  Our team did not love the wet conditions that afternoon and finished sixth overall, our lowest finish of the year.

The Caps were led by Rachel Lea's 47.  Ellen Shook and Katie Brown finished with 53's, while Lily Kate Tollison shot a 55 and Caroline Zevenhuizen shot a 56.  The medalist for the day was Heritage High's Kendra Dalton, who shot a 38.

The last conference match of the season was three days later at Hedingham and the Caps were ready to play.  Rachel Lee again led the Caps with a season best 41.  Lily Kate Tollison shot a 43, her best score of the season and Caroline Zevenhuizen tied her season best 50.  Also playing for the Caps were Nikki Wrenn and Charlotte Barbour.  The Caps finished third behind Wakefield and Heritage.  The medalist for the match was Leesville's Alli Mossinghoff with a season best 36.
Click photo to enlarge.

For the season, the Caps finished 4th overall, behind Wakefield, Heritage and Sanderson.  Next the ladies travel to Duke on October 24 for the East Regional match.  Qualifying for the East Regionals are Katie Brown, Rachel Lea,  McKenzie Fulford, Lily Kate Tollison, Ellen Shook and Caroline Zevenhuizen.  Unfortunately for Caroline, each team can only play five golfers, so she will have to wait until next year.  Rollins Wallace narrowly missed qualifying for regionals.

Katie and Rachel earned All-Conference Honors.
Congratulations to both Katie Brown and Rachel Lea who earned All-Conference honors.  Katie's season average was 43.4 and Rachel's was 46.33.

Although young, this team is very deep and talented.  Five of the six regional qualifiers will be back next year, so Coach Smith is expecting to have even more fun next year.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Women's Tennis: Broughton 6, East Chapel Hill 0

The Caps had a decisive win yesterday at East Chapel Hill, defeating the #2 ranked team in the 2nd round of playoffs.

Senior Captain Katie Kane showed great leadership in her 6-0, 6-0 win at the #1 singles spot. Junior Kelsey Boole displayed her grit with a comeback to secure a win at the #4 singles spot. The third round of playoffs will be Monday, October 31. Go Caps!

Katie Kane def Jasmine Sun 6-0, 6-0
Sarah King def Brittany Hill 6-2, 7-5
Maggie Kane def Sheila Deng 6-1, 6-0
Kelsey Boole def Caroline Pope 3-6, 6-0, 10-2
Asha Iyengar def McKenzie Bright 6-4, 6-0
Kara Summerford def Karishma Desai 6-1, 6-2

Monday, October 24, 2011

Congratulations to our top six players for their excellent play at the Mid-Eastern Regionals this past weekend!

Asha Iyengar and Kelsey Boole played fantastic tennis and beat East Chapel Hill's number 1 doubles team in a tough three set match on Saturday. It was only the seventh time that Kelsey and Asha had played together, and they certainly pulled together to communicate and win. Kelsey and Asha moved onto the finals where they lost to the defending 4A Doubles Champions, Katie and Maggie Kane. The Kanes are once again proving to be the team to beat, and they played rock-solid tennis, including a tough first-round match against another East Chapel Hill doubles team.

In singles, a special congratulations to senior Sarah King for overcoming number one seed Megan Smith, then Audrey Channel, to claim the Regional singles crown. Sarah played some of her best tennis of the year. Kara Summerford missed qualifying for the States by one round, but played well despite a knee injury. Sarah, Katie, Maggie, Asha, and Kelsey will go on to compete in the State Individual Finals at Millbrook Exchange Park this weekend.

Tomorrow, the Caps take on East Chapel Hill in the 2nd round of dual team playoffs. Go Caps!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Women's Tennis: Broughton 6, New Hanover 0

The Caps had a great win today over New Hanover in the first round of the 4-A dual team playoffs. Normally 6 singles courts and 3 doubles courts play to see who wins 5 out of the 9 matches. Since Broughton took all 6 singles courts, the coaches decided not to play doubles.

The Caps move on to the 2nd round of dual team playoffs on Tuesday, October 25th, at East Chapel Hill. Here we go, Caps!

Katie Kane def C Cooper 6-1, 6-0
Sarah King def T Cornette 6-0, 6-0
Maggie Kane def M Warren 6-0, 6-0
Kelsey Boole def S Colbert 6-0, 6-0
Asha Iyengar def S Worsley 6-0, 6-0
Kara Summerford def K Downing 6-0, 6-0

Friday, October 14, 2011

Women's Tennis: Top 6 Players Advance in Individual Playoffs

For the Cap 8 "Individuals" Conference Tournament, Broughton was well represented with our top six players advancing to Regionals.

Congratulations to #1 seeded doubles team Katie Kane and Maggie Kane, the Cap 8 doubles champions! The Kanes beat the #2 seeded doubles team Kelsey Boole and Asha Iyengar (also a Broughton team!) in the finals.

#5 seeded freshman Kara Summerford lost in the singles semi-final round to the #1 seed from Millbrook, Lauren McCorquodale. It was a hard fought match that went to three close sets: 6-4, 6-7, 4-6.

After winning the first set, #2 Seeded player Sarah King was forced to retire in the final match against Lauren McCorquodale, due to a painful leg cramp. Thankfully, she has recovered and is looking forward to getting back out on the court next week!

Great playing from all of our top 6, as they move on to compete regionally. "Dual team" playoffs begin next week, where Broughton will compete as a team on 6 singles courts and 3 doubles courts in an effort to retain our state championship title. Our first team match will be Tuesday, October 18. Here we go, Caps!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Women's Tennis: Broughton 9, Wake Forest-Rolesville 0

The Caps finished out the last match of the regular season with a great win this afternoon over Wake Forest-Rolesville. The Caps finished the season undefeated and are going into the conference tournament in a strong position. Coach Laura Davidson has done a great job in her first year of coaching the team and hopes to lead them to the state tournament. Here we go, Caps!

Ashley Ramsay def O Warren 6-1, 6-1
Ashley Murray def J Martin 6-0, 6-0
Belle Paylor def M Privette 6-0, 6-0
Sara O'Han def C Martin 6-0, 6-1
Grace Barnard def K Loges 6-0, 6-1
Blaine Blackburn def H Flanagan 6-0, 6-0

Ashley Ramsay/Ashley Murray def Lantzer/Martin 8-0
Grace Barnard/Sara O'Han def Tortora/Morgan 8-0
Blaine Blackburn/Kendra Krim def Coats/Pearce 8-0

Golf: Caps finish 4th at Falls Village

The Lady Caps golf team finished in fourth place this week in the match at Falls Village.  Wakefield won this week's event with a 129, Heritage was second at 135, Sanderson's 142 was third and The Caps score was 145.

Leading the Caps this week is Katie Brown with a 45, Lily Kate Tollison with a 48 and Rachel Lea with a 52.  Mackenzie Fulford's 54 and Rollins Wallace's 57 wrapped up the Caps team for this week.

The medalist honors for this week went to both Leesville's Alli Mossinghoff and Heritage's Kendra Dalton with scores of 38.

Next week the Caps will end the regular season with a Tuesday match at Wakefield and a Thursday match at Hedingham.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Women's Tennis: Broughton 9, Leesville 0

The Caps remain undefeated after a decisive win against Leesville yesterday. The last match is at home against Wake Forest-Rolesville on Wednesday at 3:30. Come cheer us on to a strong finish to the regular season!

Katie Kane def J Hackman 6-0, 6-0
Sarah King def K Hedgepath 6-0, 6-0
Asha Iyengar def M Hackman 6-0, 6-0
Ashley Ramsay def S Kasakova 6-3, 6-0
Ashley Murray def K Chappell 6-0, 6-0
Belle Paylor def S Noble 6-0, 6-0

Asha Iyengar/Leah Johnson def Kononov/Baitsholts 8-2
Grace Barnard/Sara O'Han def Blythe/Caine 8-5
Blaine Blackburn/Kendra Krim def Patton/Heffron 8-4

Friday, September 30, 2011

JV Soccer

The JV Soccer team had two away games this week.

Monday, 9/26, the CAPS travelled to Sanderson and came away with a loss, with the final score of 2-1.

Wednesday, 9/28 the CAPS went to Millbrook, and were able to come away with a win on the road with the final score of 1-0.

On Monday 10/3 the CAPS will host Leesville. Game time 4:30. Come cheer them on!

Women's Tennis: Broughton 9, Millbrook 0

The Caps won 9-0 against Millbrook, the #2 ranked team in the Cap 8 conference. Before the match, the Broughton team recognized the seniors that will be graduating this year: Asha Iyengar, Leah Johnson, Katie Kane, and Sarah King. The seniors were honored with personalized posters made by the juniors, cookie cake, balloons, and flowers. We will greatly miss these four next year, both on and off the court.

Katie Kane def L McCorquodale 6-3, 6-2
Maggie Kane def S Taranto 6-2, 6-1
Kelsey Boole def M Yamadi 6-1, 6-1
Asha Iyengar def A Adcroft 6-0, 6-1
Ashley Ramsay def C Weber 6-0, 6-1
Ashley Murray def E Jerome 6-0, 6-0

Katie Kane/Maggie Kane def McCorquodale/Taranto 8-4
Kelsey Boole/Asha Iyengar def Yamadi/Wren 8-0
Grace Barnard/Sara O'Han def Adcroft/Weber 8-4