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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Boys Tennis Punishes Pinecrest

Broughton Boys Tennis team defeated Pinecrest High Tuesday afternoon in Southern Pines.  The Caps won the first round match 5-1; doubles play did not count.  This weekend, the individual regional tournament continues at Millbrook Tennis Center.  Next week, the Caps continue in the regional
Singles:  Longest lost 6-0, 7-5, Bunn won 6-0, 6-0, Boole won 6-0, 6-0, Stone won 6-0, 6-1, Waters won 6-3, 6-3, Austin won 6-0, 6-1.


The Broughton Caps women's soccer team traveled to Wakefield Monday night for the first round of the Cap 8 tournament.  The Caps entered the match with five players out due to injuries.  The Caps and Wolverines split their two matches this season. 

The game began, as it ended, with very physical play from Wakefield.  However, the Caps got on the scoreboard first in the 26' when Allie Cutler collected a Caroline Brown corner kick and served it into the box where Sarah Grace Lasso connected for her 9th goal of the season.  The Wolverines continued to claw at the Caps and Madison Lennox scored the equalizer in the 36' to send the game to 1-1 at halftime. 

The second half saw no goals, but yellow cards issued to Allison Gupton and Wakefield's Lennox, who battled each other all night.  In the first 10' overtime period Wakefield notched a go-ahead goal in the 95'.  The Caps fought on and Cutler found the back of the net with the equalizer with 31.8 seconds left in the second 10' overtime period with an assist from Caroline Brown.  The team's battled through the first 5' "golden goal" overtime period without a winner.  Late in the second 5' "golden goal" overtime period, the Caps were signaled to have scored the game winner on a corner kick; however, the center referee, after consulting with the assistant referee, called a handball on the Caps and called the goal back.  With 2.2 seconds left the Wolverines scored the winner. 

A valiant effort by the Caps with 110' of physical soccer.  Wakefield advances to face Cap 8 regular season champion Millbrook tonight at Heritage High.  The Caps await their first round game in the NCHSAA 4A state tournament, which begins May 8th. 

Monday, April 29, 2013

CapsLax Shame the Pride on Senior Night

On Senior night, the Men's Varsity Lacrosse team beat the Leesville Pride 6-5 in a thriller to win the Cap 8 championship for the second straight year. With a final record of 14-2 overall and 13-1 in the conference, the Caps will host a first round game in the state playoffs on Friday night. Before the game, the following seniors were honored: Captain Reese Abee, Spencer Horne, Austin Cole, Jon Mills, Josh Upchurch, Sam Walter, Fields Moye, Richard Haar, Brewer Owen, Matt Morris, and Lucas "Bones" Jones. Leading the Caps was Davis Weaver with 3 goals and 1 assist. Zach Burgess added 2 goals and Jimbo Dixon had 1 goal. Troy Jones and Walker Rice had 1 assist each.

Varsity Softball Downs the Eagles

Raleigh -  On Friday the visiting Caps Softball squad defeated the Enloe Eagles 11-0 in six innings.

Scoring runs for the Caps were Shannon Denny (5th, 6th innings; 1 RBI), English Dean (4th inning, 1 RBI), Garett Hedgepeth (3rd, 5th innings), Val Guzzo (3rd inning, 2 RBIs), Marisa Buonpane (2nd inning; 1 RBI), Morgan Buonpane (3rd inning; 1 RBI), Cole Bellamy (3rd, 6th innings; 2 RBIs), and Taylor Trigg (6th inning).

The varsity recorded 15 hits in 40 team at bats, with 8 RBIs while leaving 11 runners on base.  The Caps played stellar defense all around, behind solid pitching from Dean.  On Tuesday the Caps take on the Heritage Huskies in the penultimate home game of the season.  Friday May 3rd is Senior Day for the Class of ’13 varsity members in the final home game against Wakefield.  Final home games start at 4:00 at the Pullen Park field.

The varsity Caps close out the 2013 season next Monday away at Sanderson (4:15 start time).

Senior SS Katie Munger

Senior 2B Morgan Buonpane

Soph. RF Marisa Buonpane safe at second

Senior CF Garett Hedgepeth

Senior 3B Cole Bellamy safe at the plate

Junior C Shannon Denny safe at third

Collision at First Base
Senior LF Val Guzzo

Caps have a nice bounce back game 

Austin Walker pitched a complete game victory over Enloe.  The Caps highlighted a 6 run third inning with home runs by all three starting outfielders Joe Bialkowski, Wilson White and Steven Thornhill.   Caps have now clinched a state playoff spot.

Coach Jones " It was a complete effort. I was very pleased to see the gloves come back. We had several opportunities early where we could have panicked but the pitching and defense held steady

Leading Hitters: Bialkowski (3-4 2B,HR 2 RBI), Batchelor (3-4 4RBI), White (1-2 HR 2RBI), Thornhill (2-3 HR 3RBI)

Record Overall (12-7) Conference (8-2)

Rain Schedule Update
Heritage Next Tuesday April 30th
Cary May 1st- Canceled
At Leesville Wed May 1st 4:30
Home-Wakefield Friday May 3rd- SENIOR DAY-First pitch at 4:30, but join us early to honor our 9 Seniors!
At Sanderson Monday May 6th 7:00

Next Game Tuesday
April 30th vs Heritage
At Wiley Warren Field (Broughton)
4:30pm Start Time Start Time

LAX - Boys host Leesville at 7pm, 4/29 for Title

The boys LAX team host Leesville High at 7pm Monday night for Senior Night and the outright Conference 3 Championship!


The Broughton women's soccer team begins the Cap 8 tournament tonight at 6:00 p.m. at Wakefield High School.  The Caps and Wolverines finished the regular season tied for fourth place so the tournament host, Heritage High School, drew from a hat to break the tie for conference and state tournament seeding with the Caps going into both tournaments as the 5th place team.  In the two regular season meetings the sides split with Broughton winning at home 2-1 on March 4th and Wakefield taking its home match 4-2 on March 27th.  The winner advances to face the winner of #1 Millbrook and #8 Wake Forest-Rolesville at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday at Heritage.  Come out tonight and support the Caps!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

CapsLax Women Soar Over Enloe Eagles to Finish Regular Season Play

The weather Friday evening and the 19-3 win over the Enloe Eagles were a great ending for the Lady Caps regular season.  Multiple players got in on the action.  Kelsey Dupere and Harris Parker led the night with 3 goals each.  Others with at least one goal for the evening included:  Mary Katherine Fagan, Hattie Warner, Reed King, Grace Drescher, Anna Winstead, Sydney Fry, Journey Carrion, Augusta Brooks, Simmons Andrews, and Sara Joyner.  Mary Katherine Fagan and Kathleen Rigsbee both came up with great interceptions. Grace Drescher, Sydney Fry and Kate Rice all posted assists.  Lauren Cunningham was in the goal all evening allowing only 3 goals and and executing 2 saves.   Broughton's defense did a great job of keeping the ball on the offensive side of the field.  Stay tuned as the Lady Caps await the results of playoff selections.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

CapsLax outlast the Eagles

On a gorgeous Friday night in Caps Stadium, the Men's Varsity Lacrosse team beat the Enloe Eagles 9-2 to increase their conference record to 12-1. Leading the scoring was Davis Weaver with 3 goals and 2 assists. Zach Burgess and Walker Rice added 2 goals each. Mitch Snyder had 1 goal and 2 assists. Cameron Gilchrist tallied 1 goal. Hayden Lovett, playing LSM, had 2 assists along with 6 ground balls and 6 take aways. Jimbo Dixon added 1 assist. Max Hardin once again led the team in hustle plays and ground balls with 8. FOGO Drew Hinton won 10 of 13 faceoffs. Next up for the Caps is Senior night in a weather make up game with 2nd place Leesville ( 11-2 conference record) on Monday night at 7:00 in Caps Stadium.

Friday, April 26, 2013


The Broughton women's soccer team traveled to Holly Springs Thursday night for a non-conference match with the Hawks to end the regular season.  The Caps played strong all night, but could not put the ball in the old onion bag;  fortunately, neither could the opponents.  The fixture ended in a 0-0 draw.  The Caps concluded the regular season 9-8-1 and 7-7 in Cap 8 play.  The Caps outscored opponents 39-35 this season (2.2/game - 1.9/game).  Broughton opens conference tournament play Monday night at Wakefield.  The Caps finished tied for 4th place with the Wolverines, but a draw from a hat by tournament host Heritage sent the Caps on the road.  Come out and support the Caps Monday night!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Broughton come out flat against Sanderson

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The Caps ran into a buzz saw against the Spartans who played like a championship ball club. Sanderson Jr Matt Koehler (Son of BHS alumni David Koehler '91) played a good game in Center Field going 2-3. The Caps will try to bounce back Friday afternoon against Enloe.

Coach Jones " No doubt that our effort against Sanderson was a real setback. But we still control our final position. We will regroup and go to work."

Leading Hitters: Batchelor (3-2), Thornhill (2-3)

Record Overall (11-7) Conference (7-2)

Rain Schedule Update
Enloe Friday
Heritage Next Tuesday April 30th
Cary May 1st- Canceled
Leesville Next Wed May 1st
Wakefield Friday May 3rd
Sanderson Monday May 6th

Varsity Softball Recap

Raleigh -  Since the last update the Varsity Caps have gone 1 and 2, with losses to Leesville and Wake Forest-Rolesville and a big win against Sanderson.

Last Thursday the Varsity Caps exploded against the Sanderson Spartans, ending the game on the ten run rule 15-0 after 4 ½ innings. Scoring for the Caps were Sarah Willis (4th), English Dean (4th), Garett Hedgepeth (2nd, 3rd, 4th innings), Val Guzzo (2nd, 3rd, 4th innings), Marisa Buonpane (2nd, 3rd, 4th innings), Morgan Buonpane (2nd, 4th innings), Cole Bellamy (2nd inning), and Taylor Trigg (2nd inning).

Garett Hedgepeth Scores

Outstanding defensive play of the game was registered by senior second baseman Morgan Buonpane to end the 4th inning.  With a Spartan runner on first and one out, Buonpane fielded a tough ground ball, tagged the runner advancing from 1st base for an unassisted put out and threw out the batter at 1st base for an inning-ending double play.

Val Guzzo Safe at the Plate

Morgan Buonpane Scores

Cole Bellamy Scores

The following day the Caps bats went cold, falling to the Leesville Pride 8-1.  The Caps scattered only 5 hits in 6 ½ innings.  Val Guzzo notched an RBI single in the 4th inning, scoring English Dean who reached 3rd on a leadoff triple.

On Tuesday the Caps lost to Wake Forest-Rolesville 14–1 in 6 complete innings.  The Caps only run came off an RBI single by Shannon Denny in the bottom of the fifth, scoring Bellamy.

On Friday the Caps play an away game at the Enloe Eagles.  Game time is 4:00.


Broughton women's soccer team traveled to Heritage on Wednesday evening for the last regular season Cap 8 match.  The first half saw a "battle royale" as the Caps and the physical Huskies played to a nil-nil score at halftime.  The second half saw much of the same from Heritage who celebrated Senior Night at halftime.  However, as the full moon rose over the pitch, Senior Captain Caroline Brown found the back of the net on a beautiful 36 yard free kick strike to put the Caps up 1-0.  The Caps managed a few other chances with a header from Sarah Grace Lasso off a corner kick deflecting off the cross bar, and Emma Willard arguably due a penalty kick after being grabbed from behind and pulled down in the box in the last minute off action.  The Caps finish the conference regular season 7-7 and tied for fourth place with Wakefield.  They improve on the campaign to 9-8 and travel out of conference tonight to Holly Springs for a 6:30 kick-off.  Broughton opens the Cap 8 tournament Monday night against Wakefield, location to be determined. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

CapsLax Trounce Trojans

The Men's Varsity CapsLax team beat the Garner Trojans 12-3 on Tuesday night. The Caps had a balanced, workman like performance, raising their record to 11-2 overall and 10-1 in the conference. Leading the scoring were Davis Weaver, Troy Jones, and Mitchell Snyder with 2 goals each. Scoring 1 goal each were: Jimbo Dixon, Walker Rice, Max Hardin, Sam Walter, Matt Morris, and Austin Bell. Zach Burgess added 2 assists. Also tallying an assist each were Walker Rice, Hayden Lovett, Vincent Lowe, and Cameron Gilchrist. Next up for the Caps is a home game vs. Enloe on Friday night.

Baseball: Caps Bats Heat Up

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Jr Rob Case led the hit parade going 3-3 all 3 doubles. Now it is time for the stretch run. The Caps have a busy few weeks. With all the rain it has compressed the last two weeks of the season. Get ready for some baseball!

Coach Jones " Our approach at the plate was much better. Now the gloves need to catch up. With 6 conference games in the next 12 days we will have to be a complete team."

Leading Hitters: Case (3-3, 3-2B, 3RBI), Batchelor (2-3, 5RBI), White (2-4 RBI), Thornhill (2-2)

Record Overall (11-6) Conference (7-1)

Next Game - Wed. Apr 24
Home, 4:30pm vs Sanderson

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Golf: Good Showing in Non-Conference Tournament

Although the TYGA NC High School Invitational was moved to a later date in April this year - the conditions that tend to greet the golfers remained the same. On a cool, windy day at the beautiful yet menacing, 6900 yard, par 72 Treyburn Country Club in Durham - McConnell Golf in conjunction with the Tarheel Youth Golf Association - hosted a field of 70 golfers and 11 NC High School Golf teams at the 7th annual NC High School Invitational.

The Caps came away with a second place finish - just 6 shots back of the veteran & current 3A State Champions - Forestview High School of Gastonia. Leading the charge for the Caps was Harrison Rhoades who put up a 74 for the day to finish tied for 2nd as an individual and just one shot off the overall individual winner. Following Rhoades for Broughton were Stephen Saleeby shooting a 75 to tie for 8th and Court Settle carding a 76 to tie for 10th.
Below is a link to the complete leaderboards - team and individual scoring links:

The Caps continue to work hard in anticipation of meeting a tough field at Regionals on Monday, May 6th at Raleigh Country Club.


Broughton's women's soccer team celebrated the final regular season home match and Senior night with a 6-1 thrashing of Wake Forest-Rolesville.  Prior to the 6:30 p.m. kick-off the Caps recognized the contributions of Seniors Caroline Brown, Caroline Duncan, Becca Shavlik, Sofie Stein-Montalvo, Margot Provencher, and Lena Wallace.  Wallace celebrated the night in grand style scoring a hat trick in the victory, giving her 7 goals on the campaign.  Freshmen Emma Willard (12), Sarah Grace Lasso (8), and Lily Schneider (2) each notched a goal in the match.  Schneider also recorded 2 assists and Willard joined Carolina Brown and Becca Shavlik with one assist each.  The Caps return to action Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. when they travel to Heritage for their last Cap 8 regular season game.  With a victory the Caps are assured of at least a tie for fourth place in the conference.  With an Enloe defeat of Wakefield the Caps will have sole possession of fourth place and host the first round Cap 8 tournament game Monday night. 

Baseball: Caps bounce back, but come up short

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BHS made it a game but just ran out of innings. After a rocky start in the first, the Caps dug in their heels and got back in the game. Final score 6-4

Coach Jones " We battled but we did not execute well enough in any phase of the game. Green Hope is a very good team. We need to raise the bar another notch to build consistency, especially against quality competition."

Leading Hitters; Bialkowski (2-4), Batchelor (1-2)

Record Overall (10-6) Conference (6-1)

Makeup Game note- The Sanderson Game will be made up Next Wed April 24th at 4:30 Wiley Warren Field Broughton

Monday, April 22, 2013

Women's Soccer Senior Night Tonight

The Caps host the Wake Forest-Rolesville Cougars tonight at 6:30 p.m. in women's soccer.  The Seniors will be recognized prior to the game with festivities beginning at 6:15 p.m.  This is the last regular season home game and the second to last remaining Cap 8 game.  The Caps must win tonight and Wednesday at Heritage to finish the regular season 7-7 and finish fourth in the conference and have a home game for the first round of the Cap 8 tournament which begins Monday, April 29th.  Come out and support the Seniors and the Caps!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Varsity Women CapsLax Score Ahead of the Storm, Downing Leesville 17-5

After a disappointing 12-19 loss to Athens Drive High on April 18th, this past Friday's storms held off just long enough for the Lady Caps to defeat Leesville 17-5.  Sydney Fry spearheaded the Caps offense with 5 goals and 1 asssist.  Captain Kelsey Dupere kept the adrenaline going with 3 goals and 3 assists.  Goalie Olivia Joyner had 3 saves in the first half.  Goalie Lauren Cunningham provided 1 save in the second half.  Broughton had a wide range of other productive players:  Madeline Crone-2G; Sarah Joyner-2G; Hattie Warner-1G, 1A; Augusta Brooks-1G; Mary Katherine Fagan-1G; Harris Parker-1G; Kate Rice-1G and Grace Drescher-1A.  The defense kept the pressure on and held Leesville to 5 goals, drawing several charge fouls, as well.

We are entering the final week of regular season play, with key home games on Tuesday at home against Cardinal Gibbons. Please come out and cheer on your Lady Caps at 5pm and 6:30pm!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Boys Tennis Beats Spartans

Broughton Boys Tennis team beat Sanderson for the final Cap 8 regular season match 7-2.  The Cap 8 Tournament begins Tuesday at Millbrook.
Singles: Waddell won 6-0, 6-0, Bunn won 6-1, 6-0, Boole won 6-1, 6-0, Stone won 6-2, 6-3, Waters won  6-0, 6-4, Austin lost 6-2, 6-1.
Doubles: Bunn/Boole won 8-6, Waters/Alford lost 8-3, Bryant/Beasley won 8-5.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Varsity Softball Defeats Millbrook in Shutout

Raleigh -  On Tuesday afternoon the varsity softball Caps soundly defeated the visiting Millbrook Wildcats in a 7-0 shutout at Pullen Park.  The Caps recorded 10 hits in 33 team at bats.

Scoring runs for the Caps were sophomore pitcher English Dean (1 for 2, HR, 2 walks), with an inside-the-park homerun in the bottom of the first.  Junior Taylor Trigg notched a 2 RBI single in the second, scoring Senior Val Guzzo (2 for 4) and sophomore centerfielder Marisa Buonpane (1 for 2, 2 walks, 3 runs scored).  Scoring in the fourth inning were Buonpane and senior third baseman Cole Bellamy (1 for 2, 2 runs scored).  The Caps almost batted around the order in the bottom of the fifth, scoring Buonpane and Bellamy, with senior Morgan Buonpane adding a two out RBI single.

Defensively, the Caps turned the first double play of the year to close the top of the fifth inning (senior second baseman Garett Hedgepeth to freshman shortstop Lydia Seifert to junior first baseman Taylor Trigg) on the 4-6-3 double play.  On Thursday the Varsity Caps take on Sanderson High at home at 4:00.


The Caps returned home Wednesday night for a 6:30 p.m. Cap 8 fixture against Enloe.  Broughton opened the scoring in the 21' with a goal by freshman Emma Willard.  The game remained 1-0 at halftime.  The Eagles came out fighting in the second half and netted the equalizer in the 71'.  Our ladies were not going to let the game get away from them and freshman Sarah Grace Lasso got the winning goal in the 73' after chasing down a ball sent into the 18 yard box by senior Lena Wallace.  Lasso struck it far post and it went through a hole in the net causing some fans to wonder if the strike missed.  The goal was her 7th of the season.  Willard notched her 11th goal of the campaign in the 76'.  The Caps improved to 7-8 and 5-7 in Cap 8 play.  Seniors Caroline Brown and Lena Wallace and freshman Lily Schneider were credited with assists.  Senior Becca Shavlik and junior Lia Slaton received yellow cards.  Broughton returns to action Monday night when they host Wake Forest-Rolesville at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Baseball: Caps can't close it out

Caps can't close it out with lead in the 5th. Split season series 1-1
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Caps had a 4-2 lead after the 5th but could not hold on giving up 2 in the 6th and 2 in the 7th. Jr Rob Case had a nice day going 3-4 with a double.

Coach Newton " Yesterday we got off to a good start off a good pitcher and built an earlier lead. Millbrook did a good job working back into the game and their pitcher got stronger as the game went on. We have been preaching for two years about finishing strong and yesterday was one of those days where we started well, but we were not able to finish the job. We are in a tough conference and we have to continue to work hard and get better each day."

Leading Hitters; Case (3-4 2B,), White(1-2 RBI), Collins

Record Overall (10-5) Conference (6-1)

Makeup Game note- The Sanderson game will be made up next Wed April 24th at 4:30 Wiley Warren Field Broughton

Next Game Friday, April 19th At Leesville - 7:15pm

2013 Varsity Schedule

CapsLax Women Shut Down Millbrook Wildcats!

Tuesday evening, the Junior Varsity Women's Lacrosse team downed the Millbrook Wildcats, 12-1.  The Lady Caps moved well and played good defense.  Goalie, Lauren Cunningham, made 3 great saves.  Amelia Rustin forcefully swatted out another shot on goal.  Freshman, Kate Rice was on fire with 5 goals for the evening.  Other stats:  Ashley Andrews 2G; Sarah Carr Barnes 2G; Mary Mackey 1G; Kathleen Rigsbee 1G; Amelia Rustin 1G.  Way to go Lady Caps!

The Varsity Women's Lacrosse team also decisively rolled past the Wildcats, 18-9.  The first half was a story of cat and mouse as Broughton would score a couple of goals and the Wildcats would then answer.  The Lady Caps took control in the second half, though, holding the Wildcats to just 1 goal for most of a very physical second half.  Kelsey Dupere led Broughton with 6G and 1A; Sydney Fry 3G; Madeline Crone 2G; Anna Winstead 2G; Harris Parker 1G, 1A; Grace Drescher 1G; Mary Neil Hodl 1G; Sara Joyner 1G; Hattie Warner 1G; Goalie Olivia Joyner-3 saves.

Both Lady CapsLax teams are in play on Thursday at Athens 5:00pm/ 6:30pm.
All ladies are playing Varsity this Friday at 6:00pm as they go to Leesville to take on the Pride.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

CapsLax lose in OT to Millbrook

The men's varsity CapsLax team lost a heartbreaker to Millbrook in overtime 7-6. The Caps were not as sharp which gave Millbrook the momentum to stage an upset. Jimbo Dixon led the Caps in scoring with 3 goals, in his first action since returning from injury. Davis Weaver and Mitchell Snyder added 1 goal and 1 assist each. Troy Jones had 1 goal and Zach Burgess added 1 assist. Next up is a huge game at home vs. Leesville at 7:00 PM. Both Leesville and Broughton have identical 10-1 conference records and 11-2 overall. The winner will likely be the conference champs.

Swing Low!

Broughton Men's Golf brought home the Cap8 Conference Championship for the second year in a row!
This afternoon the Caps took their talent to the par 36 NCSU Lonnie Poole Golf Course to take on a tough conference. Broughton traded wins with Leesville all season and it all came down to today's match to decide the conference winner.
Preyer Fountain and Will Minton each posted scorching 3 under par rounds of 33 to tie as medalists for the day, Harrison Rhoades, Stephen Saleeby and Court Settle all shot 38 and Kirkland Caison closed it out with a 39 - match won and Cap8 Conference Title secured.
The accolades continued with Minton, Fountain, Rhoades and Saleeby all making all-conference and Minton finishing as player of the year runner-up.
Done and done.
The Caps now set their sights on Regionals - Monday, May 6th at Raleigh Country Club.
Way to go Caps!
"The most important shot in golf is the next one." Ben Hogan

Boys Tennis Falls to Wakefield

Broughton Boys Tennis team lost a close match to Wakefield on Tuesday 5-4.  The loss puts the Caps in a three way tie for first place with Wakefield and Millbrook.  The Caps take on Sanderson Wednesday at Sanderson to finish Cap 8 Conference play.
Singles: Waddell lost 6-1, 6-3, Longest lost 6-4, 6-0, Bunn lost (injury default) 6-2, 5-3, Boole won 6-3, 6-1, Stone won 6-2, 6-0, Waters won 6-1, 6-2.
Doubles: Waddell/Longest lost 8-3, Boole/Stone won 8-2, Bunn/Waters lost 8-1.


The Broughton Caps women's soccer team traveled to Leesville Road High School (#2 Cap 8) Monday night for a conference fixture.  The Caps struggled against a very physical, very attack-minded Pride team.  Leesville scored 3 goals in the first half and two in the second.  The Caps were not able to find the back of the net on a night when shots on goal were few.  The Caps drop to 4-7 in conference play and are in 5th place.  The Caps host Enloe this Wednesday, Wake Forest-Rolesville next Monday, and finish the regular season at Heritage the following Wednesday.  The Caps NEED your support.  With wins in the last three games the Caps can finish in 4th place, the top half of the conference, and have a better seed for the Cap 8 tournament.  Also, with a 4th place finish the Caps can make the 4A state tournament.  Come out and support your Caps!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Boys Tennis Takes on Wakefield Monday at Home

Broughton Boys Tennis team, ranked no. 1 in NC takes on no. 2 Wakefield at home on Monday at 3:30.  Come cheer for the Caps.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

CapsLax Shut out Spartans then Vex the Vikings

The men's varsity lacrosse team shut out the Sanderson Spartans on Friday night 11-0, then post a strong victory over Wilmington Hoggard on Saturday 14-5. Against the Spartans, the Caps jump out to a 9-0 lead at halftime, giving the starters the opportunity to rest the second half. The starting defense of Hayden Lovett, Reese Abee, Joey Moore, and Lucas Jones kept the Spartans to only 3 shots in the first half. Leading the scoring for the Caps was Davis Weaver with 4 goals and 1 assist. Zach Burgess and Mitchell Snyder had 2 goals. Adding 1 goal each were Walker Rice, Will Smith, and Sam Walter. Hayden Lovett, Troy Jones, Max Hardin, and Matt Morris had 1 assist each. On Saturday, the Caps had their most complete game of the season in the win against Hoggard in a tough physical matchup. Leading the scoring was Walker Rice with 4 goals. Davis Weaver added 3 goals and 2 assists. Vincent Lowe had 2 goals. Zach Burgess and Mitchell Snyder had 1 goal and 2 assists each. Also scoring 1 goal: Troy Jones, Cameron Gilchrist, and Jack Williams. Austin Bell added 1 assist. The Caps are now 11-1 overall and 10-0 in the conference. Next up for the Caps is a game at Millbrook on Tuesday night at 6:30, and a home game vs Leesville Friday night at 7:00.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Baseball: Caps look solid top to bottom

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Caps had another good team win vs Middle Creek- 7 different players getting hits and 4 different guys driving in runs led by Eric Collins with 2 RBI. Austin Walker pitched 5 scoreless followed by 1 scoreless inning by Kriegsman and Sawyer allowing an unearned run in the 7th.

Coach Jones " Once again Walker and Kriegsman were outstanding on the mound. The defense was solid. We had a complete effort against a good team. I am very pleased with the way we have bounced back from a disappointing performance last weekend. The game is about repetition. We must prove ourselves able to repeat that performance (against quality competition) game in and game out."

Leading Hitters; Bialkowski (2-3 2B,RBI), Ford (2-2 2B, RBI), Collins (1-3 2RBI)

Record Overall (10-4) Conference (6-0)
2013 Varsity Schedule
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The Broughton women's soccer team traveled to Johnston County Thursday evening for a 6:30 p.m. match with the Comets of Clayton High, and returned with a narrow 1-0 victory.  Freshman Julia Stevens scored the Caps lone goal in the first half with an assist by senior captain Caroline Brown.  The Caps return to Cap 8 action Monday night at 6:30 p.m. at conference #2 Leesville. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Broughton Boys Tennis Reign over Cats and Dogs

On Wednesday the Broughton Boys Tennis team defeated New Hanover Wild Cats 7-2.  Sophomore Campbell Stone played strong at No. 4 singles, winning 6-3, 6-0.  Stone continued outstanding play at No. 1 doubles with partner Taylor Boole, winning 8-2.
New Hanover:
Singles: Waddell won 6-0, 6-1, Bunn won 6-1, 6-0, Boole lost 3-6, 6-2, 10-8, Stone won 6-3, 6-0, Waters won 6-4, 6-2, McGee lost 6-4, 6-3.
Doubles: Stone/Boole won 8-2, Bunn/Waters won 8-6, Waddell/Bryant won 8-2.

On Thursday the Caps continued the winning streak against Heritage Huskies, 6-3. Senior Andrew Waddell at No. 1 singles swept 6-0, 6-0 and paired with Taylor Boole at No. 1 doubles to continue the sweep with an 8-0 win. On Monday, April 15, the Caps play Cap 8 rival Wakefield High School at home at 3:30.  This crucial match will feature the top teams in the State. Come out and support the Caps!
Singles: Waddell won 6-0, 6-0, Bunn won 6-0, 6-2, Stone won 6-3, 6-3, Austin won 7-5, 6-3, White lost 5-7, 6-4, 10-5, Beasley lost 6-1, 7-5.
Doubles: Boole/Waddell won 8-0, Waters/Bunn won 8-0, Alford/Bryant lost 8-4.

Resolute in their Final Rounds

When the Caps left for Spring Break they had just dropped a match to Leesville by one stroke on Tuesday, March 26th at Hasentree…needless to say they returned this week on a determined note. Led by Will Minton – who put up a scorching 35 to lead the entire field and take medalist honors – Caps Men’s Golf was back in action at Wakefield this week. The TPC Wakefield Plantation course is one of the toughest tracks in the area. The coaches have been saying all season that difficult courses favor the depth of this team, and you could take that to the bank on Tuesday, as the Caps brought home another conference win. Stephen Saleeby and Harrison Rhoades both put up 36’s followed by 37’s from Preyer Fountain and Court Settle. Knowing this kind of consistency is the key to their success the Caps head into next Tuesday’s final conference match with the outright conference title in their sights and the tenacious perseverance of men on a mission. Go Caps!
*On a side note – it’s the most wonderful time of the year….The Masters. Play begins today and former Broughton Golfer, reigning US Open champion - Webb Simpson teed off today in the opening round at 9:39am – follow along at:
Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots - but you have to play the ball where it lies.
- Bobby Jones


The Caps women's soccer team came out inspired Wednesday evening before the best home crowd of the season against arch-rival Sanderson.  Broughton dominated the first half and took the lead 2-0 with goals by senior Lena Wallace in the 24' and 27'.  The Spartans took back a goal with 1' left in the first half off a free kick into the 18 yard box.  Halftime killed the Caps momentum as the Spartans came out with two quick goals off free kicks following Caps' fouls.  Broughton fought hard the remainder of the second half but could not get the equalizer to send the match to overtime.  The Caps fall to 5-7, 4-6 in Cap 8 play.  Unfortunately for Broughton, Wakefield won last night and took over 4th place in the conference.  The Caps travel outside of the Cap 8 and outside of Wake County tonight for a 6:30 match at the Clayton Comets.  Broughton returns to Cap 8 play Monday evening at Leesville. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

CapsLax JV Women Fall to Wakefield

On Tuesday evening, the Junior Varsity Women's Lacrosse team took on the Wakefield Wolverines. The Lady Caps were down by just one goal at the end of the first half.  Despite a run by the Wolverines in the second half, the Lady Caps rallied but fell to the Wolverines, 5-8.  Goalie Lauren Cunningham had 8 saves on the night.  Sarah Carr Barnes-3G; Ashley James Andrews-2G.  Please come out and cheer on the Lady Caps this Friday as they host Chapel Hill High at 5pm.

Varsity Women Also Declaw Wolverines, 13-12!

On Tuesday evening, the Varsity Women's Lacrosse team drew first blood with a goal against the Wakefield Wolverines.  Sydney Fry led the charge, scoring all 4 of her goals in the first period!  In the first half alone, goalie Olivia Joyner had 8 saves.  The score was tied at the half, 5-5.  In the second half, the Lady Caps spread the field and kept pace with Wakefield. With the game once again tied and less than a minute remaining,  Kelsey Dupere assisted Hattie Warner for the game winning goal.  Overall stats for the night:  Madeline Crone-4G, 1A; Sydney Fry-4G; Kelsey Dupere-2G, 1A; Grace Drescher-1G; Harris Parker-1G; Hattie Warner-1G.  The Lady Caps are in action again Friday at home against Chapel Hill High.

CapsLax De-Claw the Wolverines

The Men's Varsity lacrosse team beat Wakefield High 10-3 on Tuesday, bringing their record to 9-1 and 9-0 in the conference. A key defensive stat was an outstanding 13 out of 14 successful team clearing attempts, preventing Wakefield from getting any takeaways on their offensive side. Leading the Caps scoring were Zach Burgess and Troy Jones with hat tricks (3 goals) each. Zach added 1 assist. Also scoring were: Austin Bell with 2 goals; Davis Weaver with 1 goal and 3 assists; Mitchell Snyder with 1 goal and 2 assists. Will Kidd added 1 assist. Next up for the Caps is a game at Sanderson on Friday night at 6:00. On Saturday the Caps host Wilmington Hoggard at 4:00 in a tough non-conference match.

Alumnus: Fountain earns Golfer of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Davidson junior Richard Fountain has been named the Southern Conference men’s golfer of the week for all competition April 3-9, as announced by the league office.

Fountain shot a one-under 212 (70-66-76) at the Irish Creek Collegiate in Kannapolis, N.C., over the weekend, tying for fourth in the 90-player field. As a team, the Wildcats tied for fifth in the 17-team field, which included a pair of ranked squads and two ranked individuals. Davidson co-hosted the tournament with Charlotte.

The Raleigh, N.C., native matched his career low with a 5-under 66 in the second round to give him the lead entering the final day of competition for the second straight tournament. After an opening-round one-under 70 on Saturday, Fountain shot a 76 on Sunday for his final position.

Davidson is idle until the Southern Conference Men’s Golf Championship at the Ralston Creek Course in Daniel Island, S.C., on April 21-23. Fountain was the 2011 individual champion of the event.

Bialkowski Throws 3 Hit Shutout

Caps picked up right where they left off before spring break. Bialkowski had not seen action in 2.5 weeks, but his performance was quite impressive -just 2 walks and 8Ks in a complete game shutout. Sr. Wilson White reached base on all 4 at bats and Sr. Maclin Batchelor drove in 2 Runs. The at bats certainly improved throughout the game.

Coach Jones commented, " The energy was very good and very positive. I saw some impressive things, like field presence and moxie. That has always been there, but tended to be shy. There were offensive contributions throughout the lineup. Everyone was on the same page. This shows real progress for the team and the program."

Leading Hitters; Case (2-3 2B), Batchelor (2-4 2B, 2RBI), White (3-3 R)

Record Overall (9-4) Conference (6-0)

Next Game
April 11th vs Middle Creek
At Broughton Wiley Warren Field
4:30pm Start Time
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The Caps women's soccer team hosts Cap 8 rival Sanderson tonight at 6:30 p.m.  The Caps are presently in fourth place in the conference and the Spartans are in third.  The weather will be awesome tonight, so come on out and support the effort of the Caps and help us stay in the top half of the conference standings as the season winds down and the Cap 8 tournament approaches!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Boys Tennis Soars Above Enloe Eagles

Broughton Boys Tennis team defeated Enloe, 6-3, on their home court on Monday. Well rested after spring break, Broughton handled the challenge from a much improved Enloe team.  Sophomore Taylor Boole dominated at Court 4 singles, winning 6-4, 6-3, and then paired with Campbell Stone for a definitive 8-1 victory in doubles.  The Caps play New Hanover High on Wednesday at home and round out the week with Heritage at home on Thursday.  Come cheer for the Caps as they cruise to post season play!
Singles: Waddell won 6-2, 6-0, Longest lost 6-3, 6-4, Bunn won 4-6, 6-2, 10-6, Boole won 6-4, 6-3, Waters won 6-2, 6-4, Bryant lost 6-4, 7-6.
Doubles: Waddell/McGee lost 8-5, Bunn/Waters won 8-6, Boole/Stone won 8-1.

Rude Welcome Back From Spring Break for Caps Soccer

The Broughton women's soccer team started the final academic quarter of the year off with a hard fought 2-1 defeat at the hands, or feet, that is, of the Cap 8 leading Millbrook Wildcats.  The teams both fought hard the first 40 minutes of the match and went into the half tied at 0.  Freshman Paige Griffiths opened the scoring in the game for Millbrook 6' into the second half.  19 minutes later the Wildcats added to their lead on a goal by Colleen Markey.  The Caps pressured the opponents for the remainder of the second half and Sarah Grace Lasso tallied her 6th goal of the season when the Millbrook goalkeeper coughed up a back pass from one of the Wildcat defenders.  Lasso nearly tied the game with a strike from beyond the 18 yard box that struck the post of the goal.  The Caps fall to 5-6 on the season and 4-5 in Cap 8 play.  They return to the home pitch at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday for a re-match with the Sanderson Spartans. 

Baseball: Caps go 1-2 in Tournament

(L) Broughton 2- Athens Drive 7
(W) Broughton 4- Ragsdale HS 3 (11 Innings)
(L) Broughton 3- Southeast Guilford 4

Coach Jones "Our play was very uneven. We just weren't sharp coming off the break and rain out for Friday's game against Athens. We made some difficult plays under pressure and got some good pitching (Walker and Kriegsman) in the extra inning win against Ragsdale. Then we were sluggish again for game 3. The bats never really got back from Spring Break. We will go back to work today and be better for the stretch coming up."

Record Overall (8-4) Conference (5-0)

Next Game
April 9th At Wakefield
7:00pm Start Time