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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Soccer: Caps Settle for Tie with Holly Springs

The men's varsity soccer team got off to a great start against a tough Holly Springs team on Thursday night, but had to settle for a 2-2 tie after Holly Springs converted a penalty kick with less than two minutes to go in the game.

Ibrahim Mohamud
The Caps' Ibrahim Mohamud got the scoring started early in the first half as Broughton applied steady pressure in the non-conference home game. But Holly Springs battled back, with Broughton keeper Frankie Stallings making a great save on a corner kick before Holly Springs eventually tied the game 1-1 with about 11 minutes to go in the first half.

The teams went back-and-forth in the second half with few shots on goal until Broughton's Ben Youngblood buried a bullet in the back of the net from midfield to give Broughton a 2-1 lead with just over 17 minutes left in the game. Two Holly Springs players picked up yellow cards as they fought furiously to get back in the game. They finally did, with a penalty kick just before the game ended.
Ben Youngblood

The Caps start their conference schedule on Tuesday with a home game against Wake Forest. Several Broughton soccer alumni will be honored at halftime, so come on out to support the team.

The JV team also tied Holly Springs after the visitors scored a late goal to even the score at 3-3. Sheenaymu "C" Gay scored twice and Grant Tyler scored once for Broughton.

Broughton Girls Tennis Handles Huskies with Ease

On Thursday afternoon, Broughton Girls Tennis Team defeats Heritage High School  9-0.  The Caps won all matches in straight sets.  Sophomore Sydney Saleeby fought a tough match at no. 6.  Saleeby won the first set 6-3 and battled from behind to tie the second second set at 6 all.  She won the set tie break 8-6 for a 7-6 set score.  Way to go Caps! The Caps are 4-0 in Cap-8 Conference matches. Next week the Caps are at home Tuesday and travel to play out of conference rival Greensboro Grimsley on Wednesday.

Singles:  Hinton d. Readmond 6-0, 6-0, Cox d. Weatherman 6-0, 6-0, Austin d. Williams 6-0, 6-0, Blackburn d. Tun 6-0, 6-0, Paylor d. Hopson 6-1, 6-0, Seleeby d. Gomez 6-3, 7-6.

Doubles:  Austin/Blackburn d. Weatherman/Williams 8-3, Paylor/Bennett d. Matula/Maffucci d. 8-0, Barton/Fanney d. Yanco/Escobar 8-0.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Broughton Girls Tennis Team Soars over Eagles

Broughton Girls Tennis Team defeated Enloe High School 9-0 on Tuesday afternoon.  The Caps are on a 3-0 roll this season.  Freshman Ann Taylor Hinton had a great match at the no. 2 spot.  Thursday the Caps are at home versus Heritage High School at 3:30.  Come cheer for the Caps!

Singles: King d. Brown 6-1, 6-0, Hinton d. Siguarto 6-1, 6-1, Overcash d. Thompson 6-1, 6-0, Cox d. Kim 6-1, 6-0, Austin d. Li 6-0, 6-0, Blackburn d. Gan 6-0, 6-1

Doubles: King/Overcash d. Brown/Sigarto 8-2, Hinton/Cox d. Thompson/Kim 8-0, Austin/Blackburn d. Li/Gan 8-4

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Caps Girls Tennis Wallops Wolverines

Thursday afternoon Broughton Girls tennis team defeated Wakefield High School 9-0.  The Caps had a great week of tennis and hope to continue their victorious streak next week:  Tuesday at Enloe and Thursday at home verses Heritage.  Both matches start at 3:30. Come cheer for the Caps and see some amazing tennis!

Singles: Kane d. McNamara 6-1, 6-0, Summerford d. Ivey 6-0, 6-0, King d. Sheppard 6-0, 6-0, Overcash d. Ivey 6-0, 6-2, Cox d. Lee 6-0, 6-1, Austin d. Domiano 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles: Summerford/Overcash d. McNamara Hardwick 8-2, Austin/Blackburn d. Ivey/Ivey 8-0, Paylor/Bennet d. Sheppard/Bates 8-0.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Soccer: Tough Loss at Durham Jordan

A flurry of goals by Durham Jordan early in the second half sealed the Caps' fate in a 4-0 road loss Wednesday night.

Jordan started the scoring with a goal early in the first half, but the Caps held them off for the rest of the half. But Jordan opened the second half on a tear, scoring three goals in the first 10 minutes before Broughton settled down.

Broughton returns to action next Thursday with a home game against Holly Springs.

Minger new Athletic Director at Broughton

Congratulations to Aaron Minger who has been hired as the new Broughton Athletic Director.

Click here for WRAL story.

Volleyball: Caps Win Opener vs. Athens Drive

The Women's Varsity Volleyball team won the season opener 3 - 1 vs. non-conference foe Athens Drive High School. The scores of the match were: 25-11, 20-25, 25-20, 25-16

Excited to get their season underway, the girls came out ready to play and captured the first set easily behind strong serving and an overpowering offense. After a small let down in the second set, the Lady Caps put the pressure back on Athens Drive and won the final two sets with more offensive power and a stellar defense.

The Broughton Varsity Volleyball team will be travelling to Davidson College this weekend to compete in the 2013 Best of the Best High School Volleyball Tournament.  Conference play begins next Tuesday, August 27th at home vs. Enloe High School.

Come out and cheer the Lady Caps on!!!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Broughton Women's Tennis Slays Spartans 9-0

Caps Women's Tennis defeated Sanderson 9-0 in the season opener. The Caps proved too much for Sanderson High School on Tuesday and won without dropping a set.

Singles:  Maggie Kane d. M. Anthony 6-1, 6-0, Olivia King d. Griffin 6-2, 6-0, Kara Summerford d. S. Anthony 6-1. 6-0, Adrienne Overcash d. Buck 6-1, 6-1, Ann Taylor Hinton d. Smith 6-0, 6-0, Hunter Cox d. Strickland 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles: Kane/King d. Anthony/Anthony 8-3, Summerford/Overcash d. Griffin/Buck 8-2, Cox/Hinton d. Smith/Strickland 8-0.  

The Caps play at Wakefield High School on Thursday at 4:00.  Come cheer for the Caps!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Soccer: Caps tie Panther Creek in Home Opener

The men's varsity soccer team started the 2013 season in dramatic fashion, playing Panther Creek to a 2-2 draw in an overtime game in the home opener.

Broughton's Yusef Mohamud scored the game's first goal, heading in a missed shot by Wilbur Gazga just three minutes into the game. Panther Creek evened the score, 1-1, with a goal with just six minutes left in the first half.
Panther Creek scored quickly to open the second half, taking a 2-1 lead. But Gazga tied the score, 2-2, midway through the second half off of an assist from Jack Krueger.

Both teams had several opportunities for the winning goal in the non-conference game, with the Caps hitting the goal posts on a few shots. Broughton keeper Frankie Stallings blocked several shots as the clock wound down toward the end of regulation.

Wilbur Gazga
Gazga nearly scored again within seconds of the start of the first 10-minute overtime period. The back-and-forth game continued, with Stallings making another good save on a free kick by Panther Creek just outside the penalty box. The Caps' Rosendo Sierra-Flores nearly scored the winning goal with just 15 seconds left in the first overtime period.

Keeper Trey Morton, who played the first half, returned to the game for the second 10-minute overtime period, and worked with defenders Ben Youngblood, Brooks Nichols, Hyu A and Krueger to preserve the tie.

Prior to the varsity game, the junior varsity lost 2-1 to Panther Creek.

Soccer season kicks off tonight

The Broughton men's soccer teams are kicking off the season tonight with home games (JV at 4:30, Varsity at 6:30) against Panther Creek. Varsity Coach Nick Wheeler says the field is in good shape despite the rain and hopes to get the games in tonight. It would be great to have a good crowd pulling for the Caps in the season openers!
Broughton's varsity men's team (click photo to enlarge)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Broughton news from the N&O

Click here for N&O story on Broughton boys' XC.

Click here for N&O story on Megan Sullivan and Broughton girls' XC.

Click here for N&O story on Broughton girls' tennis team.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

AD Jack Spain to retire, end of August.

Longtime Broughton High School's Athletic Director, Jack Spain, will step down from his position at the end of the month...

click here for the story.

Jack Spain is a great AD and a better person.  Broughton will miss him dearly!