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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Caps come up short in State Tennis Playoffs

The Men's Tennis Team hosted a very good East Chapel Hill team on Tuesday in the third round (Eastern Region Semifinals) of the NCHSAA Dual Team State Playoffs.After six singles matches the score was tied 3-3 with Staats Battle, Patrick Longest and Carlton Bunn winning.There were 3 tie-breakers played in the first six singles matches.After two doubles matches and a win by Carlton Bunn/Alex Pollock, the score was tied at 4-4. It came down to the last doubles match where Alex Waddell/Patrick Longest made an incredible comeback to tie the game score 8-8 playing to 10. East Chapel Hill pulled out the last two games to win and win the overall match 5-4.

It was a great High School atmosphere with some very competitive tennis. There were over 100 people in attendance with former players, students, teachers, Mr. Mares, parents, friends, supporters etc.Broughton finished the season with an impressive 19-2 overall record and a Cap-8 Conference Championship and Port City Invitational Tournament Championship.

Lacrosse coach & Escobar in Senior All-Star Game

Broughton's senior Paulina Escobar has been selected to play in the Senior All-Star Woman's Lacrosse game on Saturday, May 21 at WakeMed Soccer Park at noon.  Joining Paulina is Broughton's Head Coach Patricia Alexander, who has been asked to coach the East All-Star team.

Congratulations to both Paulina and Coach Alexander for this well deserved honor.

2011 All-State Boys Lacrosse Teams

Submitted by jmikeblake on 05/18/2011 - 12:07

FIRST TEAM ALL-STATE (east region players only)
*all first team all-state players also made first team all-East region
Hunter Edens – Hoggard HS - Senior
James Hughes – Middle Creek HS - Senior

Steven Augustine – East Chapel Hill HS – Senior
Ryan Lucey – East Chapel Hill HS – Senior

Long Stick Midfield
Arno Olivier – Middle Creek HS – Senior

David Manning – Chapel Hill HS – Senior
Clint Miller – Apex HS – Senior

Emil Weiss – Apex HS – Senior

SECOND TEAM ALL-STATE (east region players only)

Chandler Zirkle – East Chapel Hill HS - Senior (first team all-east)
Mitchell Dupere – Broughton HS – Senior (second team all-east)

Peter Ratcliffe – Riverside HS – Senior (first team all-east)
Luke Sieber – Apex HS – Sophomore (second team all-east)

Long Stick Midfielder
Collin Elledge – East Chapel Hill HS – Senior (second team all-east)

Cameron Gossett – Hoggard HS – Senior (first team all-east)
Kevin O’Foghludha – Riverside HS – Senior (second team all-east)

AJ Morrissey – Northern Durham – Senior (second team all-east)


Alex Dantzler – Holly Springs HS – Senior (second team all-east)
Sam Lindsey – Jordan HS – Junior (second team all-east)

Connor Prevost – Cardinal Gibbons HS – Junior (second team all-east)
Devon Lespch – Holly Springs HS – Senior (second team all-east)

Long Stick Midfielder
Wilson Purcell – Broughton HS – Senior

Nic Alcala – Jordan HS – Junior (second team all-east)
Andrew Bass – Cardinal Gibbons HS – Senior (second team all-east)

Eli Dodgson – Millbrook HS – Junior
Academic All-Americans: Andrew Bass (Cardinal Gibbons), Griffin Carroll (Athens Drive), Nathan Vaughn (Cardinal Gibbons)
East region head coach of the year: Paul Brown (Athens Drive)
East assistant coach of the year:  Chris Iorio (Apex)
Third team all-East: Jay Desnoyers – Ashley HS – Senior; Carson Sterling – Riverside HS – Senior; Jonny Avedesian – Apex HS - Senior; Dane Angell – Broughton HS – Junior; Zach Hotz – Hoggard HS – Junior; Taylor Barrs – Apex HS – Junior; Wilson Purcell – Broughton HS – Senior; William McEntee – East Chapel Hill HS – Sophomore; Harrison Black – Broughton HS – Senior; Grayson Lecompt – Ashley HS – Senior; Eli Dodgson – Millbrook HS – Junior

Honorable Mention all-East: Daniel Hughley – Athens Drive HS – Junior; Jonathan Williams – Northern Durham HS – Senior; Andrew MaCauley – Middle Creek HS - Senior; Brandon Tranchon – Ashley HS – Junior; Steven Winsor – Chapel Hill HS – Junior; Ian McFarland – New Hanover HS – Senior; Rhett Nabell – Hoggard HS – Junior; Evan Allen – Holly Springs HS – Sophomore; Connor Bishop – Hoggard HS – Senior; Luke Enzweiler – Cardinal Gibbons HS – Junior; Levi Brown – East Chapel Hill HS – Junior

Monday, May 16, 2011

Lady Caps in First Round of State Play-offs

Senior Apryl Olko scores for the Caps (above) and Sophomore Nicole Bellamy throws out a runner at first (below) in last week's action.

The Lady Caps softball team will play Riverside High School in the first round of the State playoffs this Tuesday, May 17th at 4:30 PM. The game will be played at Pullen Park Field on Pullen Road on the campus of NC State University. If the Lady Caps win the first round, they will play the winner of the Millbrook-Fuquay Varina game this Friday. If Millbrook beats Fuquay, the Caps will be at home on Friday, May 20th. If Fuquay beats Millbrook, the Caps will travel to Fuquay, providing the Caps defeat Riverside on Tuesday. Good luck to the Lady Caps this week! Go Caps!

Caps host 3rd round of State Tennis Playoffs

The Broughton Men's Tennis team (19-1) will host East Chapel Hill (17-1)in the "elite eight" in the state playoffs and "final four" in the East NCHSAA Dual Team State playoffs at 3:30pm on Tuesday, May 17, at Broughton.

East Chapel Hill has a very strong team this year and it will be some very competitive high school tennis.

If rain prevails, then the match will be played at Broughton on Wednesday,May 18, at 4:00.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lady CapsLax Season Re-cap

This was a transition year for the Lady CapsLax program. At the beginning of the school year, the program’s long-time coaches announced that they would not be returning for the 2011 season. After a quick but thorough search, we were able to hire two new coaches, Patricia Alexander as the head coach, and Jen Duncan as the assistant coach. Patricia is a former All American, and US National Development Team member, who played and coached collegiately at Loyola College in Baltimore, MD. Jen is a local talent, and CT transplant; she played, managed, and coached at the women’s club lacrosse program at NC State University. Both are passionate and committed to building a premier girl’s lacrosse program at Broughton. They quickly got started with two fall ball tournaments, followed by pre-season skill sessions and a rigorous conditioning program. They brought a fresh perspective to the Lady CapsLax program, instilling a new culture with respect to the commitment required by each and every player towards building a top notch program with high expectations.

Last year’s program saw the graduation of many players, including the reigning NC Player of the Year. In addition, several experienced players chose not to return for the 2011 season, or suffered season-ending injuries. This left a very young Lady CapsLax team with very few juniors and seniors. This is one sport where experience does make a tremendous difference at this age and skill level. Our starting line-up was dominated by sophomores and freshman. Despite all of these changes and the apparent youth of this team, our Lady CapsLax team ended the season with 6 wins & 8 losses, narrowly missing the state playoffs in the final game of the season. More importantly, with a new mindset now established our girls progressed in their individual skills, confidence, and teamwork. The current players have now bought into the new coaches and their system with personal commitment towards off season skill improvement and development. The bar has been raised. With the influence of new, experienced young players, the Lady CapsLax program is truly one of the area’s girl’s lacrosse programs on the rise.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Soccer: Caps oust Apex in Shootout!

Broughton came from behind to force a penalty kick shootout and advanced past Apex 2-1.

The teams played through a scoreless regulation game, but Apex (15-3-1) took the lead on a goal by Kaitlin Walker with about six minutes left in the second overtime period.  Broughton (11-8) tied the score with 90 seconds left in the overtime on a goal by Jessica Crowder off an assist by Clay Weaver.

Neither team scored in the two sudden-death overtimes, setting up the penalty kick situation.

Caps win 2nd Round of Tennis State Playoffs!

The Broughton Men's Tennis Team (19-1) beat a young, good Green Hope team by the score of 8-1 in the second round of the NCHSAA 4-A Dual Team Tennis State Playoffs.  Alex Waddell, Staats Battle, Carlton Bunn, Alex Pollock and Peter Kelly won their singles matches. Steed Johnson/Staats Battle, Alex Waddell/Simon Collis, and Carlton Bunn/Alex Pollock all won their doubles matches.

There are now four teams remaining in the East.  Next Tuesday, May 17, Millbrook will play at New Hanover in one Semifinal match and Broughton will host a favored East Chapel Team in the other Eastern Regional Semifinal at 4:00 at HOME on Tuesday, May 17.

It should be some great high school tennis.  East Chapel Hill has the #1 ranked player in the 18 year olds in the State and their top three players have all committed to playing tennis in college next year.  Broughton will be the underdog but they will be ready to defend their home courts.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Physicals offerred May 18 in Holliday Gym

Coach Minger will be offering physicals again this year!  This is a great opportunity to get your physical that will be current all year.  Here is what you need to know -

May 18
6:30 PM
Holliday Gym
Cost $15

Coach Minger has Doctors coming who are donating their time - this is a fundraiser for Coach Minger that helps buy all the supplies that he needs during the school year.  You can download the Physical Form from  If you complete the form and sign it before the physical - once the physical is complete, Coach Minger will file it and it will good for the entire school year!

This is a win - win for everyone!  Mark your calendars - see you on the 18th!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Tough Loss for Lady Caps Soccer in Cap 8 Tournament

Despite a number of chances in the first half, the BHS Ladies soccer team could not put the SHS Spartans away. The score remained 0 – 0 at the end of regulation. However, with 5 minutes left in the second overtime, SHS scored on a 25 yard free kick which proved to be the game winner.

This Week: First Round NCHSAA Soccer Tournament- BHS @ Apex, Tuesday 6:30

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Caps Softball Wins Longest Game in School History

The Lady Caps Varsity softball team played the longest game ever in Broughton history, edging Wakefield High School by a score of 10 to 9 in 14 innings. Three seniors, captain Gina Guzzo, left fielder Apryl Olko, and outfielder Lela Rucker, were honored on the field before the beginning of the game for their dedication to Broughton softball.

In the first two innings, Wakefield jumped out to a 5 to 1 lead and kept the lead until the bottom of the 7th inning. The Lady Caps came up with a run in the bottom of the 7th to take the game into extra innings. The score remained tied until the top of the 12th when the Wolverines went ahead with 3 runs on some very nice hitting. But the Lady Caps did not give up and came up with 3 runs of their own after two outs in the bottom of the 12th. 
The Woverines had several opportunities to win the game in extra innings but outfielders Apryl Olko, Katie Munger, and Valerie Guzzo had some outstanding plays to hold the Wolverines scoreless through the top of the 14th.
In the bottom of the 14th, with 2 outs, sophomore Morgan Buonpane had an infield single. She stole second on a passed ball by the catcher. Valerie Guzzo then drilled a single up the middle and Coach Stephens waved Buonpane home for the winning run. Bounpane dove head first into home, the ump yelled safe, and the entire team all headed to home plate to celebrate.

All of the Lady Caps infielders made outstanding plays during the game....Nicole Bellamy at third, Garett Hedgepeth at short stop, Morgan Buonpane at second, and Kristi Parker at first. Incredibly, Junior winning pitcher Sarah Dodson pitched the entire 14 innings for the Capitals and remained strong until the final inning. Catcher Gina Guzzo made several outstanding plays at home, blocking the plate and tagging out runners in several innings.

This win secured a third place finish in the Cap 8 conference. The Caps will take on visiting Enloe tomorrow, Monday, May 9th at Pullen Field. Game time is 4 PM. Should the Caps win on Monday, they will head to Leesville to play in the Semi-finals. The finals will be held at Leesville High School on Thursday, May 12th.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Caps win 1st Rd. of Team Tennis State Playoffs

Broughton (18-1) beat visiting Wilmington Hoggard 6-0 on Tuesday in the 1st round of the Dual Team NCHSAA State Playoffs.Steed Johnson, Alex Waddell, Staats Battle, Patrick Longest, Carlton Bunn, and Alex Pollock all won their singles matches to close out the match at 6-0.After the match, Coach Barry Mann made good on his promise and took the entire team to the Kanki Steakhouse for winning the CAP-8 Conference title on Saturday.Needless to say, the team had a great time and many thanks to Coach Mann.

Broughton will HOST Green Hope/Pinecrest winner @ 4:00 on Tuesday, May 10,at HOME for the 2nd round of Dual Team NCHSAA State Playoffs.

The "Individual" State Tennis Tournament Regionals which is singles and doubles will be played at 2:00 on Friday, May 6, at Millbrook Exchange in Raleigh.Alex Waddell and Staats Battle qualify to play singles and Steed Johnson/Patrick Longest and Carlton Bunn/Alex Pollock qualify to play in doubles.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Varsity Softball to Play at NC State This Tuesday

The Lady Caps Varsity softball team will be hosting Heritage High School this Tuesday, May 3rd at the Curtis and Jackie Dail Softball Complex on the campus of North Carolina State University at 5 PM. This will be the first time Broughton hosts a Cap 8 conference game in this beautiful stadium. Please come out this Tuesday to support our talented girls softball team as they take on visiting Heritage High School.

Tomorrow afternoon, Monday, May 2, the Lady Caps Varsity will travel to Wakefield to play a make up game at 4 PM. This will be a pivotal game in the Cap 8 conference as these two teams battle for third place. WF Rolesville and Leesville are 1-2 in the conference with only one more week to go in the season before the Cap 8 tournament begins. The Junior Varsity will be at home tomorrow with visiting Wakefield. Game time is 4 PM and will be played at Pullen Field.

Caps win CAP-8 Team Tennis title !

Broughton(17-1) played Millbrook in a team tennis playoff on Saturday morning at Enloe High School for the CAP-8 Conference team tennis title.Millbrook had an interesting line-up change but it did not deter the Caps from winning the overall match 5-3. Alex Waddell, Staats Battle, Carlton Bunn and Alex Pollock all won their singles matches to take a 4-2 lead going into doubles.As the match tightened up in doubles, Carlton Bunn and Alex Pollock iced the match with a 8-4 win over the Meir twins. It was Broughton's second consecutive conference title and its third in the last four years.

Broughton will host Wilmington Hoggard at 3:30 on Tuesday, May 3, at HOME in the first round of the dual team state playoffs.

Lady Caps Soccer Closes Season w/ Two Wins

The Lady Caps took on WF-Rolesville Monday where they were tied 0-0 at half. Following a nice ceremony honoring past BHS womens players, the Caps finally found the back of the net with 14 left in the 2nd half. Caroline Brown scored on a header off a corner from Jessica Crowder to secure a 1-0 win.

The Lady Caps closed out the regular season at home Wednesday on Senior night with a 4-0 win over Heritage. Clay Weaver scored the 1st goal six minutes into the 1st half. Christine Cherry made it 2-0 off a header with 29 min left in the 1st off an assist from Jesica Crowder. With three min left in the 1st Jessica Crowder scored for a 3-0 lead at halftime. The Lady Caps closed out the scoring on another goal by Jessica Crowder off an assist by Clay Weaver with 29 left in the 2nd half and secure the 4-0 win.

A special congratulations goes out to Coach Hernandez for receiving the NCHSAA Homer Thompson Memorial Eight Who Make a Difference award in honor of his exemplary sportsmanship. Well deserved Izzy!!!

This Weeks Playoff Schedule: Monday (H) 6:30 vs SHS, Tuesday (WFR) 5:00 vs TBD, Thursday (WFR) 6:30 vs TBD