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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Women's Tennis: Broughton Advances to Semi-Finals after Defeating Panther Creek

Many, many thanks to the amazing crowd that showed up to support the Caps this afternoon in our quarterfinal match against Panther Creek!

We were amazed at the students, parents, and faculty (including Mr. Mares) that drove out to Panther Creek, braving the cold wind to cheer us on to victory!

The Caps won five singles courts, which clinched the team win, so there was no need to play doubles.

Broughton will play the semi-final match against Green Hope AT HOME tomorrow at 4:00. Please come out and support the team- it really does make a difference!

Maggie Kane def Sammi Smith 6-4, 6-3
Jordan Strickland (PC) def Kelsey Boole 6-1, 6-4
Kara Summerford def Orla Labiche 6-1, 6-1
Olivia King def Loren Kim 6-3, 6-3
Adrienne Overcash def Brooke Namboodri 6-1, 6-0
Ashley Ramsay def Marjorie Primm 6-3, 6-1

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Women's Tennis: BHS is the Proud Home of the 4A Individuals Singles Champion and Doubles Finalists

The women's tennis team had an awesome finish to the Individuals State Championship this weekend!

On Friday, junior Maggie Kane advanced to the finals after beating Meredith Smith from Watauga 6-0, 6-0 and then going on to beat Hannah Templeton from Greensboro Page in the second round 0-6, 6-4, 10-7. Maggie had an amazing comeback in the 3rd set tiebreaker after being down 3-7.

In the finals on Saturday, Maggie defeated Chloe Willets from Winston-Salem RJ Reynolds 7-5, 6-2 to become the 4A state singles champion!

Olivia King and Kelsey Boole won two rounds of doubles on Friday and then lost in the semi-finals to the Mid-East Regional champs from Panther Creek, Sammy Smith and Jordan Strickland, 2-6, 2-6.

Adrienne Overcash and Kara Summerford advanced to the doubles finals after beating Lauren MCorquodale and Savannah Taranto from Millbrook 6-3, 6-3.

Adrienne and Kara lost in the finals against Panther Creek's Sammy Smith and Jordan Strickland 0-6, 2-6.

It was a great weekend for the Caps!

The next dual team playoff match will be at Panther Creek on Monday, October 29th at 4:00. Please come out and support our team!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Alumnus: Corporal Hicks Honored Before Friday's Game

Prior to the Broughton High football game this Friday night, the life of Corporal Darrion Hicks will be celebrated.  Corporal Hicks, a 2009 Broughton graduate,  was killed July 19 in Ghazni, Afghanistan.  

The ceremony will be held on the football field and will begin promptly at 6:40pm.  All veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are encouraged to assemble on the field by 6:15pm.  They will join the Broughton JROTC and the NC National Guard's honor guard in presenting the flag to the family.  Active duty military are asked to come in uniform.

See this link for more details of Corporal Hicks' life and service.

Women's Tennis: BHS Defeats New Hanover in 2nd Round of Team Playoffs

The Lady Caps defeated New Hanover 6-0 in the second round of Dual Team Playoffs on Tuesday.

New Hanover opted not to play doubles after the Caps took all of the singles courts.

Broughton will advance to the third round, where we will face top-ranked Panther Creek on their courts on Monday, October 29.

Here we go, Caps!

Maggie Kane def Campbell Cooper 6-0, 6-1
Kelsey Boole def Lucy Watkins 6-1, 6-0
Kara Summerford def Kate Leder 6-1, 6-0
Olivia King def Sophie Kot 6-0, 6-0
Adrienne Overcash def Sallie Mannen 6-1, 6-0
Ashley Ramsay def Molly Gibson 6-1, 6-0

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Women's Tennis: Five BHS Players Advance to Individual State Finals

The Lady Caps had a strong showing at the Regional Individual Tournament this weekend.

Ashley Ramsay lost in the round of 16 against Panther Creek's Orla Labiche 6-1, 6-3.

Junior Maggie Kane advanced to the semi-finals where she beat Panther Creek's Megan Smith 6-0, 4-0. Megan retired in the second set due to an injury. Maggie then went on to beat Wakefield's Suzanne Boyden in the finals, 7-5, 6-0.

Adrienne Overcash/Kara Summerford lost in the semi-finals to eventual champions Smith/Strickland from Panther Creek, 6-3, 6-2.

Kelsey Boole/Olivia King lost in the semi-finals in two tough tiebreaker sets against Millbrook's Lauren McCorquodale/Savannah Taranto, 7-6, 7-6.

The two BHS doubles teams had to play each other for the #3 and #4 seeds in the state tournament next weekend. In a turnaround from last week's match, Adrienne and Kara beat Kelsey and Olivia in a hard fought three-setter. Final score: 6-0, 4-6, 6-4.

Maggie, Adrienne, Kara, Kelsey, and Olivia will advance to the Individual State tournament next weekend.

The Caps will host New Hanover on Tuesday at 3:30 in the Dual Team District round. This will be our last home match, so please come out and support the Caps!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Broughton Boys CAP-8 Champs - perfect score!

In the XC CAP-8 Conference Championship on Tuesday, the Broughton boys won in historic fashion sweeping the first five positions for a perfect score of 15 points.  Congrats to Individual champion William Roberson,  and first team all conference runners: John Dalton Rohr, Asher Smith-Rose, Jeremy Brown, and Allen Lawrence.  Earning 2nd team All-Conference for the Capitals were Peter Millsaps and William Sandin.  In the second boys race of the day, Rollings Freeman won the race to lead a dominant Broughton JV boys team to victory.
Broughton was also well represented by the girl's Cross Country team: out of the 25 Broughton girls to run, 22 ran their fastest race of the season.  Megan Sullivan was Individual Conference Champion with the fastest time ever run by a Broughton girl on our home course.  The team finished second to Millbrook by a very close 3 points - less than one second separated the two teams.  Kelsey Moore joined Megan Sullivan as First Team All-Conference while Mattie Blue, Mary Campbell Rouse, and Alison Berger earned 2nd team All-Conference.  In the second girls race of the day, Hollis Hatfield had a huge race to win and lead a dominant Broughton JV girls team to victory.

Regionals Meet is Saturday, Nov. 3, Wake Med XC Park.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Golfers: Caps Finish 2nd in Conference!

This year's Lady Cap's golf team had a great season finishing second in the Cap 8 standings.  The Caps won one match and was runner-up twice to finish second behind Heritage High.
Cap Seniors: Rachel Lea, Lily Kate Tollison, Rollins Wallace
& Caroline Zevenhuizen

Junior Katie Brown led the team's scoring all season with consistent help from seniors Lily Kate Tollison, Rachel Lea and Caroline Zevenhuizen.  Katie, Lily Kate and Rachel earned All-Conference Awards as a result of their play this season.  This is Rachel's third consecutive All-Conference season.     Broughton is the only team in the Cap 8 this season to have three all-conference golfers.

On Monday October 22, the Caps will travel to Pine Hollow to compete in the regional tournament.  Qualifying for this years regional are Katie, Lily Kate, Rachel, Caroline and Ellen Shook.  Unfortunately for the team, senior co-captain Rollins Wallace had a wrist injury after the first match and has been unable to play since that injury.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Women's Basketball coaches visit NC State

In preparation for the upcoming season, the Broughton Varsity Women's Basketball coaches paid a visit to the campus of NC State to meet with Wolfpack Head Coach Kellie Harper.

From left: Becky Davis, Kellie Harper, Brad McCorkle, Alex Slater

The Lady Caps coaching staff made the trip to gain some insight in to how one of the top young coaches in Division I women's basketball runs her program. During their visit, Coaches McCorkle, Davis, and Slater talked strategy and observed a team workout led by Coach Harper.

As a point guard for Hall-of-Fame coach Pat Summitt at the University of Tennessee, Harper won three national championships, earning 1999 honorable mention All-America honors.

With such a fantastic mentor and roll model in Coach Harper just minutes away from Broughton, Coach McCorkle and the rest of the staff hope to take advantage of her immense knowledge of the game and her generosity in sharing it with them.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Women's Basketball: Tryouts November 1-3

Welcome to the first Lady Caps Basketball update of 2012-13!

This is a reminder that tryouts for the Varsity Women's Basketball team will run November 1-3.

We're looking forward to a new season with Head Coach Brad McCorkle and Assistants Becky Davis and Alex Slater.

See you at tryouts!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Women's Tennis: Broughton 9, Smithfield Selma 0

The Lady Caps had a strong start to the Dual Team playoffs. The team sailed through the first round against wildcard Smithfield Selma.

Laura Robertson, who has been sidelined for much of the season due to a knee injury, returned to the courts today to team up with longtime doubles partner Kelsey Boole. We're happy to have you back, Laura!

Next Tuesday at 3:30, Broughton will play at home in the second round of the Dual Team playoffs. Come cheer on the team!

Maggie Kane def Elizabeth Carter 6-0, 6-0
Kelsey Boole def Christina Lee 6-0, 6-0
Kara Summerford def Laura Oldham 6-0, 6-1
Olivia King def Anna Grubbs 6-0, 6-0
Adrienne Overcash def Jennifer Littlejohn 6-1, 6-0
Ashley Ramsay def Blair Beasley 6-0, 6-0

Maggie Kane/Olivia King def Carter/Lee 10-0
Kara Summerford/Adrienne Overcash def Oldham/Grubbs 10-0
Kelsey Boole/Laura Robertson def Littlejohn/Beasley 10-0

Friday, October 12, 2012

Join to Help the Caps!

Under Armour: Finding Undeniable

Go to this link to read all of the details, but the short and sweet story is Under Armour is offering $140,000 worth of equipment and apparel to the school who gets the most points.  One way to get points is to sign up on their site.

GO TO THIS LINK for Broughton's site, on the right side is a red "Sign-In To Support" button.  Click the button and follow the directions to sign-in.

Sign-in, tell your friends and help the Caps show some school pride.

Go Caps!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Women's Tennis: Broughton Boasts Cap 8 Singles and Doubles Champions

What a great way to finish our conference season! The Lady Caps dominated the Individual Conference Tournament this week, where each Cap 8 team elects two singles players and two doubles teams to compete for the conference championship.

#3 seed Ashley Ramsay won her first two rounds of the tournament. She lost in the semi-finals to #2 seed Suzanne Boyden from Wakefield.

#1 seed Maggie Kane sailed through her first three rounds as well as the finals against Suzanne Boyden to receive the singles conference championship title. Congratulations, Maggie!

#3 seeds Adrienne Overcash and Kara Summerford won their first two rounds and then stunned the #1 seeded Millbrook team, Lauren McCorquodale and Savannah Taranto, beating them in an exciting three set match.

#2 seeds Kelsey Boole and Olivia King won their first two rounds and then beat a talented Enloe team to reach the finals against Adrienne and Kara.

So it was an all-Broughton doubles final, and both teams had to focus hard to compete against their teammates. The match lasted for several hours, starting in the sunny afternoon and finishing well after dinner time under the lights.

Kelsey and Olivia were able to outlast Adrienne and Kara, winning in a decisive third set after the first two sets could have gone either way. Final score: 6-4, 6-7, 6-0. Congratulations, Kelsey and Olivia!

On to Regionals
Because of their strong performance, all six of the Broughton competitors were invited to the Individual  Regional Tournament next weekend. Coach Davidson and Coach Frank should be so proud of their accomplishments so far!

Good luck to all individual competitors next weekend. Team playoffs start on Tuesday. Here we go, Caps!

JV Volleyball Team- Finishes Strong

Congratulations go out to Coach Enid Badillo, Coach Joy Daniels, and the girls team on a great finish to the season.  Since the last report, the JV team ended the season with four great wins to top the conference with a 13 win/1 loss in-conference record (16/2 overall!) .  This is a fantastic season effort!

On October 2, the Caps hosted the Leesville Pride at Holliday Gym.  After dropping the first game 19-25, the Caps rallied behind Neely Whittington's serve to win the second 25-19.  Broughton then won the rubber game 25-19 when super defensive passing let Ryan Haar and Rachel Byrd get the short middle set/spike going.

On October 4th, the team made the trip up US-1 to face the Wake Forest-Rolesville Cougars.  The first game was the closest of the season with the Caps pulling it out in extra points 28-26.  Broughton came together as a team and a Caitlyn Cooley serving blitz to win the second game 25-12.

October 8, in a precursor to the varsity Senior Night, the Caps took to the Holliday Gym floor against the Enloe Eagles.  Broughton won the first game 25/13.  This was a great team performance with some great outside hits by Marisa Buonpane and Martha Vann Alford.  Ryan Haar mixed it up with some great sets and some short tap winners.  In the second game, Coach Enid went to the bench and got everyone in for some sound playing time (HOORAY)!  This was a great effort by all, but Brandi Russell really stepped up with some solid blocks!  The Caps took a close one, again in extra points, 29-27.

A great Senior night celebration and varsity game followed with the Varsity also scoring a super win against Enloe.  Congratulations to the Seniors and good luck in the Cap 8 tournament!

The next day, in the final JV game of the season, the Caps trucked back to Wake Forest, this time to face the Heritage High School Huskies.  In the first game the Caps really had their serves dialed in with Caitlyn Cooley, Ryan Haar, Neely Whittington, and Martha Vann Alford all getting great strings of winners.  The Caps took a speedy game one 25-11.  Like Enloe the day before, Game 2 also saw a lot of changes in the Caps line up.  This made for an exciting match, and Broughton prevailed 25-19.  Sarah Coffey had some great hits and Juliana Anderson went high for several great blocks.

Someone told me they don't track "conference champions" in JV sports... but I do... and the JV Caps won.  Seriously, it has been a great season in every regard.  The team has played well and shown sound improvement as the year went on.  Some of the individual improvement has been simply outstanding.

Congratulations ladies, it was fun to watch.  rH

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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

The Lady Caps hit the road to face Wake Forest Rolesville today.

We swept all of the courts, with senior Sara O'Han showing her skill to win in the #4 spot.

The team is 19-0 with one more conference match to go.

Please come support us at our last home match on Monday, against Heritage!

Ashley Ramsay def M. Privette 6-1, 6-0
Alison Austin def O. Warren 6-0, 6-0
Blaine Blackburn def L. Morgan 6-1, 6-1
Sara O'Han def L. Blalock 6-2, 6-0
Sidney Saleeby def M. Pontrelli 6-1, 6-0
Mary Ellis Fanney def C. Pearce 6-2, 6-1

Ashley Ramsay/Alison Austin def Tortora/Morgan 8-0
Belle Paylor/Blaine Blackburn def Coats/Haston 8-0
Sidney Saleeby/Mary Ellis Fanney def Curcio/Moore 8-1

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Women's Tennis: Broughton 7, Millbrook 2

On Tuesday, the Caps took on the #2 team in the conference, Millbrook. Broughton continued to show strength and depth as we took 5 of 6 singles courts and 2 of 3 doubles courts.

We have two conference matches left in the season before playoffs begin: tomorrow at Wake Forest Rolesville and Monday at home against Heritage. Come out and cheer the Caps on to the end of an undefeated season!

Maggie Kane def L McCorquodale 6-2, 6-0
S. Taranto def Kelsey Boole 6-0, 6-0
Kara Summerford def M Yamadi 6-3, 6-0
Adrienne Overcash def L Piurkoski 6-0, 6-0
Ashley Ramsay def E Jerome 6-0, 6-1
Alison Austin def N Wrenn 6-1, 6-1

McCorquodale/Taranto def Maggie Kane/Kelsey Boole 9-7
Adrienne Overcash/Kara Summerford def Yamadi/Jerome 8-0
Ashley Ramsay/Alison Austin def Sloan/Piurkoski 8-0

Monday, October 1, 2012

Women's Tennis: Broughton 9, Leesville 0

This afternoon the Broughton tennis team celebrated their five seniors: Grace Barnard, Kelsey Boole, Sara O'Han, Ashley Ramsay, and Laura Robertson.

The team presented the seniors with customized posters, flowers, balloons, and a cookie cake. We will miss our beloved seniors next year!

We won all 9 courts against Leesville, with freshmen Sidney Saleeby and Mary Ellis Fanney having the most impressive comeback win of the season.

They were down 1-6 on the #3 doubles court and came back to win 9-7. They were no doubt encouraged by the large crowd that had formed to cheer them on to victory!

Maggie Kane def J. Hackman 6-0, 6-0
Kelsey Boole def M. Heffron 6-0, 6-0
Olivia King def K. Hedgepeth 6-0, 6-1
Adrienne Overcash def S. Kasakova 6-2, 6-0
Ashley Ramsay def Cailey M. 6-0, 6-0
Sara O'Han def K. Chappell 6-2, 6-1

Ashley Ramsay/Alison Austin def M. Hackman/Stull 8-3
Belle Paylor/Blaine Blackburn def Stanley/Patton 8-1
Sidney Saleeby/Mary Ellis Fanney def Bailey/Cain 9-7