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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Baseball Pictures: Broughton 5, Garner 7

Maclin Batchelor rounding third base.
Few details available from Garner's come from behind victory against the Caps Tuesday in the season opener, but we do have some pictures thanks to the N&O.  Click here.

LAX Boys win Opener

The boys varsity LAX team opened their season with a win over East Chapel Hill 16-11.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Team schedules available for download

We've added a new page to the blog, Team Schedule, that has most of the spring teams' schedules available for download to your personal digital calendars with the click of a button.  Not only do you no longer need to enter the data on your calendar, but as games are rescheduled, your downloaded version will be updated as well.

If you take advantage of these calendars, please thank the following volunteers responsible for entering the data:  baseball - Karl Zellman, golf - Jennifer Wood, softball - Louis Buonpanetennis - Maggie Pollock, LAX - Matt Massarelli.

We still need help for Women's Soccer and Track & Field.  If you'd like to help us by maintaining the calendar for the blog, please contact us at  It is a simple process and we'll help you get it done...takes less than an hour for most teams!

For the over 40 crowd with bad eyes, the Team Schedule link is located on the blog in the upper left corner just under the purple Broughton Sports Update banner.  Sorry the text is so small, I'm still trying to figure out how to grow it.  From left to right, there is a Home page, Team Schedule Page and Team Roster Page.

Go Caps!

Friday, February 24, 2012

2012 BHS Men's Golf

Congratulations to the 2012 BHS Men’s Golf Team:
Kirkland Caison, Preyer Fountain, John Hogan, Sam Holden, John Irby, Woody Johnson, George Kilgore, Ben Lease, Will Minton, Jack Nelms, Harrison Rhoades, Stephen Saleeby and Court Settle

This year's team is filled with young talent and blessed with seasoned leadership – we are looking forward to a fantastic season of golf. We’ll be posting our match schedule soon – so plan to come out, enjoy the Spring weather and fill a gallery cheering for the Caps!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Baseball: Coach Jones Starts New Chapter for Caps

With spring in the air it is that time of the year, baseball season.  BHS opens tryouts with 2 returning seniors and a strong crop of underclassmen.  The CAPS are poised to make another run at the State Playoffs and continue the winning tradition.

Coach Jones and the rest of the staff invites you to all of the games or to stop by practice anytime.
First Day of Baseball Tryouts (click photo enlarge)

BHS Welcomes Harry Jones as the Varsity Baseball Coach
July 29, 2011 - repost from Broughton Baseball blog -

Broughton is honored to welcome Harry Jones as the new head coach for the varsity baseball team. Jones a ’78 graduate of Enloe and ’82 graduate of Duke University boasts 23 years of head coaching experience in Wake County.  From 1988-2006 he coached at Millbrook leading the program to 4 conference titles, 12 playoff appearances, 9 all state players, 25 collegiate student athletes, 4 professionals and 1 major league player.  From 2006-20011 Jones coached at the recently opened Panther Creek.  Even though the record was not impressive, Coach Jones was able to build a strong base program where baseball will flourish for years to come.

Coach Jones lives with his wife Melody of 18 years, son Jacob 17, daughter Kirby 14 and Hattie Bell, perhaps the smartest golden retriever ever born.

Coach Jones will be reuniting with Coach Newton for the first time since their 2004 American Legion state championship tournament run.

“I look forward to building on the Broughton traditions constructed by outstanding men.” Coach Harry Jones

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Spring Sports Cranking Up!

This spring Broughton is fielding the following teams:
Men:  baseball, jv baseball, lacrosse, jv lacrosse, track & field, golf, and tennis
Women:  softball, jv softball, lacrosse, jv lacrosse, track & field, jv soccer, and soccer

We need help keeping up with all fourteen of these teams. If you are interested in helping with individual team calendars or reporting scores, please contact us at

Thanks for supporting the Caps!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Caps withstand pesky Wolverines - Sports -

Caps withstand pesky Wolverines - Sports -

NCHSAA Playoffs Begin Monday at 5:30 pm at Broughton

Please come support the Lady Caps (#6) as they take on the Sanderson Spartans (#11) at 5:30 at Broughton in the NCHSAA Playoffs. These are the Sectionals towards the State Tournament Championship. The Lady Caps split games with Sanderson during the regular season. They won at Sanderson and lost Senior night at Broughton. Come cheer for them on Monday night. Go Lady Caps!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lady Caps Win Semi-Final Game against Wakefield Wolverines

The Varsity Lady Caps played a phenomenal game tonight to beat Wakefield 66 to 50 in the semi-finals of the Cap 8 Conference Tournament. Kimberly Spruill was lead scorer with 19 points. The girls played fast and tough to win the game. The girls play Friday at 5:30 against Millbrook for the Finals of the Cap 8 Conference at Broughton.

Kimberly Spruill - 19
Megan Sullivan - 12
Nadine Ealey - 10
Kaila Ealey- 8
Justice Byrd - 8
Nicole Bellamy - 7
Adrienne Simmons-2

Please come support the Lady Caps in the Tournament Finals at 5:30 pm on Friday, February 17, 2012 as they take on Millbrook. The Caps won the last game against Millbrook at Millbrook and it would be great to have as many fans as we can at the game!!!

Go Lady Caps!! Great win tonight!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Varsity Boys Win Tonight

Mens Basketball
2012 Cap 8 Boys Basketball Tournament

First Round (Tuesday @ Highest Seed)

Game 1: (1) Millbrook 54, (8) Enloe 39
Game 2: (4) Wake Forest-Rolesville 67, (5) Sanderson 71
Game 3: (2) Broughton 61, (7) Heritage 40
Game 4: (3) Wakefield 62, (6) Leesville Road 68

Second Round (Thursday @ Broughton)
Game 5: Millbrook vs. Sanderson - 5:30 PM
Game 6: Broughton vs. Leesville Road - 7:00 PM

Championship (Friday @ Broughton)
Game 7: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 - 7:00 PM

High school basketball tournaments - High school -

High school basketball tournaments - High school -

Cap 8 conference semi-finals Lady Caps play Wakefield Wed 2-15-12

Please come support the Lady Caps as they play Wakefield in the Semi-finals at Broughton on Wednesday night at 7:00 pm!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Lady Caps Win 63 to 30 tonight against Heritage Cap Eight conference tournament schedule | blogs

The Cap Eight conference tournament is set to start first-round games Monday and Tuesday. First round games will be played at the higher seed, while the semifinal games on Wednesday and Thursday, along with Friday’s finals, will all be played at Broughton’s Holiday Gym.

MONDAY (times 7 p.m.)
Girls first-round games:
No. 8 Leesville Road at No. 1 Millbrook
No. 5 Enloe at No. 4 Sanderson
No. 7 Heritage at No. 2 Broughton Lady Caps win 63 to 30
No. 6 Wake Forest-Rolesvillle at No. 3 Wakefield

TUESDAY (times 7 p.m.)
Boys first-round games
No. 8 Heritage at No. 1 Millbrook
No. 5 Sanderson at No. 4 Wake Forest-Rolesville
No. 7 Enloe at No. 2 Broughton
No. 6 Leesville Road at No. 3 Wakefield

WEDNESDAY (all games at Broughton)
Girls semifinal 1/8 winner VS 4/5 winner, 5:30 p.m.
Girls semifinal 3/6 winner VS 2/7 winner, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY (all games at Broughton)
Boys semifinals 1/8 winner VS 4/5 winner, 5:30 p.m.
Boys semifinal 3/6 winner VS 2/7 winner, 7 p.m

FRIDAY (all games at Broughton)
Girls championship, 5:30 p.m.
Boys championship, 7 p.m.

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Swimmers Break Records

     At the State 4A Swimming and Diving Championships held this weekend, February 10 and 11, the Lady CAPS swimmers broke 2 long-standing school records. 
     Junior Kelsey Moore swam her 200 yard freestyle in a time of 1:51.96 breaking Emily Cowling's record which had stood since 1988. Kelsey took 4th place in the state in that event. 
     The women's 200 yard freestyle relay, which took 8th in the state, swam a time of 1:40.68 breaking the school record which had stood since 1996. Members of this record setting relay were Elisabeth Holmes, Rachel Shaw, Adaira Brewer, and Kelsey Moore. Kelsey also swam a great time of 5:02.03 in the 500 yard freestyle, taking 5th place in that event.
     Sophomore Will Close was the only CAP to swim in the state meet on the men's side. He took 11th place in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 52.70.
Congratulations CAPs swimmers and divers on a great season.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Senior Night Game 2-10-2012 Broughton vs Sanderson at Broughton

The Seniors started tonight along with Junior, Justice Byrd. They played a good first quarter and were only down by 5 at the end of the first quarter. The game was tied 44 to 44 at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, with several missed attempts, the Lady Caps lost to Sanderson by 8 points. Broughton 53 and Sanderson 61.

Congratulations to the Seniors and best of luck in the Future!!

Adrienne Simmons, Emily Newton, Ellis Wall and Maddie Massarelli
Next game will be on Monday at Broughton for the beginning of the Cap 8 Conference!! Please come support the Lady Caps!! Let's have a great game on Monday!!

Lady Caps Senior Night Dinner Thursday, February 9, 2012

We celebrated the Seniors at Dinner last night before the game tonight.

Congratulations to the Seniors!!!

Adrienne Simmons

Emily Newton

Maddie Massarelli

Ellis Wall

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Golfer Proves The Importance of Not Quitting

By Fred Bowen, Wednesday, February 08,5:33 PM    Link to Washington Post story

It’s early in the year, but we may already have the comeback ­story of 2012: pro golfer Kyle Stanley.

Two Sundays ago, Stanley was three shots ahead with just one hole to play in the Farmers Insurance Open. All he had to do was score a 7 or better on the par 5 18th hole. That’s easy for a talented pro like Stanley.
Kyle Stanley hit some amazing shots Sunday at the Phoenix Open, including one from under a cactus bush.

But Stanley knocked his ball into the water and scored an 8. That score is so bad golfers have a special name for it: “a snowman.” Then Stanley missed a short putt to lose in a playoff.

So instead of winning his first PGA tournament, Stanley lost in the worst possible way. Stanley, 24, cried after the tournament because he was so disappointed. Golf fans wondered whether Stanley could come back after such a heartbreaking loss.

Stanley didn’t quit or feel sorry for himself for long. He entered the Phoenix Open last week and played well. Still, he was behind by eight strokes when he teed off Sunday for the fourth and final round.

Stanley played great, hitting some amazing shots, including one from under a cactus bush! On the final hole, Stanley sank a short, pressure-packed putt to win by one stroke.

It was a great comeback for Stanley and a great lesson for any kid who plays sports. It’s maybe the biggest lesson kids can learn from sports: how to come back from disappointment.

All athletes, whether they are pros or kids, get nervous and mess up sometimes. They may blow a layup or miss a wide-open goal or drop an easy pop-up.

It happens in all sports. In golf, the smallest change in how the player swings the club and hits the ball can make a big difference. So when a golfer gets nervous, the ball starts flying into sand traps or into the water instead of close to the hole.

When you mess up in a game, it’s hard to put it behind you. But the great thing about sports is that you get another chance — if you don’t quit. You can practice, learn from your mistakes and try again.

So the next time you or your team messes up — and it will happen — don’t think of it as a disaster. Think of it as a chance to practice your comeback.

Like Kyle Stanley.

Fred Bowen is the author of 17 sports books for kids. He once dropped two pop-ups in one inning of Little League baseball.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Varsity Lady Caps Have Tough Loss to Wakefield Wolverines

The Lady Caps had a tough game tonight and lose to Wakefield.

Broughton 44-Wakefield 59

Kaila Ealey-14
Justice Byrd-14
Nadine Ealey-7
Jamella Foster-6
Nicole Bellamy-2
Kimberly Spruill-1

Please come support the Lady Caps on Senior Night, Friday, February 10, 2012 as they take on the Sanderson Spartans at 5:30 pm at home!! Go Lady Caps!!

All Spring Sport Athletes to meet Feb 8

All athletes trying out for Spring Sports, should report to Holliday Gym at 3:15pm Wednesday, Feb 8 in the back lobby below Coach Minger's office.  We must make sure your physical is current and on file and both concussion forms, one form for the athlete and one for a parent, are completed.  Athletes can also turn in new paperwork.

Our goal is to make the 1st day of tryouts, February 13, run smoothly and avoid sending athletes home with incomplete paperwork.  All forms are located on

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Swimmers/Divers finish in 15th

Both the men's and women's swimming and diving teams finished in 15th place in the North Carolina 4A Eastern Regional Swimming and Diving Championships held this weekend. This was an exciting, fast meet with the Tri-Nine schools dominating the women's races and the CAP VIII dominating the men's races. The top 16 finishers scored for their schools and the top 8 go to the state championships next weekend in Cary. The men's Medley Relay team tied for 8th place with Apex, so at the end of the meet, when almost everyone had gone home, they had a swim-off to determine which team would advance to the state chamionships. The CAPS took a second off their time from 4 hours earlier, but were out touched by Apex.
Scoring points for the CAPS were:
Men's 200 Medley Relay - 8th place tie - Petch Lamson, Peter Daniel, Will Close, and Brandon Hodnett.
Women's 200 freestyle relay - 7th - Elisabeth Holmes, Rachel Shaw, Adaira Brewer, and Kelsey Moore
Men's 400 freestyle relay - 9th - Petch Lamson, Alex Haugh, Will Close, Brandon Hodnett
Will Close - 15th 200 freestyle, 5th 100 butterfly
Brandon Hodnett - 10th 50 freestyle
Bancks Holmes - 15th 500 freestyle
Elisabeth Holmes - 14th 200 IM
Petch Lamson - 16th 100 backstroke
Kelsey Moore - 6th 200 freestyle, 4th 500 freestyle
William Sally - 16th in diving
Rachel Shaw - 16th 100 backstroke
Brittany Spicer - 12th in diving
Qualifying for next week's state championships are Kelsey Moore in two events, Will Close in one event and the women's 200 freestyle relay.
Check out the Triangle Aquatic Center Website. Elisabeth Holmes is the featured swimmer!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Lady Caps beat Heritage Huskies Tonight!!

Varsity Lady Caps beat the Heritage Huskies 67 to 46 tonight. All of the girls played and helped with another win.


Nadine Ealey-15

Megan Sullivan-13

Adrienne Simmons-10

Kaila Ealey-6

Justice Byrd-6

Catherine Becton 4

Maddie Massarelli-5

Emily Newton-4

Nicole Bellamy-2

Jamella Foster-2

The Girls play Wakefield on Tuesday February 7, 2012 at Wakefield at 5:30. Come Support the Lady Caps!!!

This brings their record to 11-2 in the Cap 8 conference and 19-4 overall. They are still ranked #8 in the N&O standings and No. 2 in the Cap 8 Conference.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Three Broughton football players sign letters of intent

By Erin Summers
Feb 1, 2012 at 5:57 p.m.

Three Broughton football players signed national letters of intent Wednesday to play at colleges across the state and ACC conference.

Drew Davis, Chris Mangus & Jabari Crenshaw sign national letters of intent.

Linebacker Drew Davis will play his college ball close to home, signing with NC State, after switching his commitment from Minnesota in January. The 6-foot-4 and 240 pound senior registered 150 tackles his junior season.

"I'm looking forward to going and getting in there, just competing for a spot, I just want to be on the field," Davis said. "I'm looking forward to working hard and being a part of the team."

Broughton running back Chris Mangus committed to Virginia Tech over offers from Clemson, NC State, East Carolina, Memphis, Virginia, Duke, Minnesota and Wake Forest.

"Being able to play at the next level is a blessing, being healthy and having fun," Mangus said. "Just having a great four years in college and just be the best that I can be."

The 5-foot-10 and 175 pound back runs a 4.46 second 40. As a junior Mangus notched 1,173 yards and 13 rushing touchdowns.

Defensive back Jabari Crenshaw signed to play at Wingate University in North Carolina. The 5-foot-8, 165 pound senior also played on the offensive side of the ball, but had 34 solo tackles, 20 assisted and six interceptions.

"Playing football at college and in high school is a totally different thing, and I'm just ready to play at the next level," said Crenshaw.

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