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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