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Monday, December 22, 2014

Caps take early lead for Wells Fargo Cup

A successful fall season has boosted Broughton to the top of the initial statewide standings for the Wells Fargo Cup for 2014-15.

The award, sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank and the N.C. High School Athletic Association, recognizes excellence in interscholastic athletics by North Carolina high schools.

Broughton leads the 4-A rankings, thanks to the state championship won by the men's cross country team, a runner-up finish in the state championship by the men's soccer team, and a regional final runner-up finish by the volleyball team. Four Broughton teams - men's cross country, men's soccer, volleyball, and women's tennis - won conference championships in the fall.

Standings for the Wells Fargo Cup are determined by performance in state championship events.

Broughton has a narrow lead in the standings over Green Hope, which won the Cup last year. The only other area teams in the top 15 in the 4-A standings are Panther Creek (#6) and Wakefield (#13).

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Swimmers smash competition

Both the men’s and women’s swim teams won three meets this week.  They beat Garner, Clayton and Harnett Central.
Men                                          Women
BHS                       182              BHS                  199
Garner                   173               Clayton              137
Clayton                  110               Garner               116
Harnett Central       46                 Harnett Central  61

     First place winners were Colter Carman, Bancks Holmes, Smith Moran, Jack Messenger, Kyle Rohweder, Katie Childrey, Genna Brewer, Adaira Brewer, Izzy Nechvatal, Caroline Willis, and Alexandra Smalto.
     Others with greatly improved times included Sarah Johnson, Geoffrey Watters, Donovan Nicholson, Alexandra Smalto, and Richie Soltis

Two Caps Medal at 43rd annual WRAL Invitational

Seven Caps wrestled into the second day of the 43rd annual WRAL Invitational Tournament held Friday and Saturday at Athens Drive High School. The individual double-elimination tournament hosted wrestlers from over 30 schools representing 3 states.

Josh Zinner, Nash Philbeck, Braxton May, Di Rahlan and Manny Robinson made it to day two of the tournament which was packed with state placers and ranked wrestlers. In addition, Senior Lamont Burt and Freshman Nic Valdespino each fought their way to the consolation finals with each placing 4th in what is arguably the toughest tournament in the state.

Burt defeated 4A #6 ranked Miles Kent from Panther Creek and took Blake Hohman, 2014 Virginia state runner-up and VMI recruit to overtime during his march to the podium. Valdespino defeated 4A #5 ranked David Bostian (Laney HS) and 4A #8 ranked Ben Long (Alexander Central) to get to the consolation finals as well. The Caps will be in action again on Saturday, January 3rd at the Jaguar Duals at Athens Drive.

Lamont Burt on the podium at the WRAL Invitational

Nic Valdespino on the podium at the WRAL Invitational

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Caps Wrestling: Zinner Has Big Week on the Mat

Sophomore Josh Zinner's pin in the last match of the dual Wednesday night salvaged a tie against Cap VIII power Millbrook. Tie matches are decided by criteria and, in this case, the "W" went to Millbrook despite a courageous Caps effort.  Braxton May, Christian Hite, and Nash Philbeck also turned in especially gutsy performances to keep the Caps in it.  Last week the Caps lost a tough dual at Leesville Rd. Three Caps, however, went 2-0 on the week including undefeated Senior Lamont Burt (12-0), Sophomore Josh Zinner (7-4) and Freshman Nic Valdespino (11-1).

The Caps are in action this weekend at the 43rd Annual WRAL tournament in which nearly 40 schools will be participating. The two-day event will be held at Athens Drive High School this Friday and Saturday.

Sophomore Josh Zinner

Leesville Rd. 46, Broughton 28

Millbrook 32, Broughton 31

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Caps Basketball Fundraiser at Armadillo Grill - 12/17, 6pm-9pm

Support Broughton Basketball by eating at Armadillo Grill Wednesday night, December 17th, between 6 - 9pm.  The fundraiser is sponsored by Armadillo Grill and STEALZ (a social media app for marketing promotions and deals).

Tell your friends and family to come and help support the team by eating dinner.  A portion of each purchase will be donated to Caps basketball.

The Broughton team reacts after taking the lead with less than two seconds remaining. The Green Hope Falcons played the Broughton Capitals in Men's Basketball on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 in Raleigh, N.C. Broughton won the game, 45-43. GREG MINTEL —

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Tuesday night, 12/16, the Caps are at home against Leesville.  
Women play at 5:30pm and the men at 7pm.

Go CAPS !!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Carman and G. Brewer lead CAPS swimmers

     At the CAPS swim meet this past week, Colter Carman led the men with victories in both the 200 IM and the 500 free.  Genna Brewer led the women with a victory in the 100 fly.  Both qualified for regionals with their swims.  Also qualifying for regionals at this meet was Bancks Holmes in the 200 free and the 100 breast.  The men defeated Middle Creek and Wake Forest and lost to Leesville, while the women defeated Wake Forest and lost to both Middle Creek and Leesville.
     The two men's victories put Coach Dubois' career victory total over the century mark to 101. 
     The swim team will be in Smithfield this week swimming Garner, Clayton, and Harnett Central.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Alumnus: Lasso Soccer All-American

Congratulations to Forrest Lasso, a 2011 Broughton graduate, who is named an All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.  Lasso a senior at Wofford College has started every game since arriving at Wofford 4 years ago.

Click here for all of the details.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Soccer: Krueger named to Mid-Atlantic team

Senior Jack Krueger has been named to the 2014 All-Mid-Atlantic Region team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The team honors the best high school players from North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.

Krueger was one of two defenders named to the 31-player team. There are 11 players from North Carolina on the team.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Caps Wrestling Update

Broughton's wresting squad capped a busy week with a strong showing at the 28th Annual Swiss Bear Classic at New Bern High School on Saturday. Senior Lamont Burt ran his record to 10-0 and earned 1st place honors among 15 wrestlers in the 152 lb. weight class. Freshmen newcomers Nic Valdespino (9-1) and Nash Philbeck (8-1) also rolled to the Championship finals and each took 2nd in their respective weight classes. As a team, the Caps took 5th out of 15 Eastern NC high schools.

Overall Results:
Team: 5th Place
Lamont Burt: Champion; 152 lb. weight class
Nash Philbeck:  Runner-Up;  138 lb. weight class
Nic Valdespino:  Runner-Up;  113 lb. weight class
Jack Elliott: 4th place; 132 lb. weight class
Josh Zinner: 4th place; 106 lb. weight class

Earlier in the week on Wednesday, the Caps dropped their first conference dual to a strong Wake Forest team 39-36. The match was very competitive and was back and forth for the duration in front a vocal crowd at BHS.  The Caps will be back in action this week with the JV squad wrestling on Monday and the Varsity team facing Leesville Rd. on Wednesday.

Senior Lamont Burt:  2014 Swiss Bear Champion; 152 lbs.

Freshman Nic Valdespino; Swiss Bear Runner-Up; 113 lbs.

Freshman Nash Philbeck: Swiss Bear Runner-Up; 138 lbs.

December 3rd Results:  BHS: 36, WFHS: 39

Soccer: Two earn spots on All-Metro team

Seniors Matt Brickhouse and Jack Krueger were named Sunday to The News & Observer All-Metro soccer team.

The All-Metro team is comprised of 13 players from all classifications in the Triangle. Two players from Heritage were the only other representatives from the Cap 8 Conference.

Broughton, which was runner-up in the 4A state championship game, finished second in The N&O's final rankings of area high school soccer teams. Cardinal Gibbons, which won the 3A state championship, finished first in the rankings.