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Monday, December 21, 2015

Philbeck places at WRAL Holiday Tournament

Nash Philbeck placed 5th Saturday in the toughest High School tournament in the region in a bracket with 30 other wrestlers from NC and VA. Wrestling in the 145lb. weight class, Nash won his first two matches to roll to the semifinals. He then valiantly plowed through the consolation bracket to impressively finish 5th. Nash's season record improves to 17-3.

Also contributing team points to the Broughton cause were Nic Valdespino and Christian Hite. Valdespino who placed 4th this this tournament last year won two matches to make it to the quarterfinals where he was derailed in a close decision by the returning state champion. Going 3-2 in the tournament, Nic improved his season record to 15-3.

Christian also rolled to the quarterfinals and won two big matches in the tournament. Christian runs his season record to 13-6. The Caps are in action again at home Wednesday, January 6th Vs. Sanderson and then January 8-9 at the Boneyard Bash hosted by Jack Britt High School.


Sophomore Nash Philbeck placed 5th at the 
WRAL High School OT invitational 
which has the reputation as the toughest 
high school tourney in the state.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Swimmers Take Third

     At last week’s swim meet, both the Broughton men and women’s teams took third.  There were many close, exciting races.  Several swimmers made their regional cut times.  Jack Messenger achieved his 4th cut, this time in the 100 freestyle.  Smith Moran made his cut in the 200 IM.  Carson Harvey made her cut in the 100 freestyle and the women’s 200 free relay made their cut time as well.
     Many swimmers cut a lot of time from previous meets.  Jeffrey Whittington cut 2.5 seconds in the 200 free, Ethan Harrop cut 4.5 seconds in the backstroke, Syd Spampinato cut 3 seconds in the IM,  Richie Soltis cut 5 seconds off his IM, Dalton Smith broke the 1:00 barrier in the 100 free for the first time with a 57.61, Duncan Matthews cut 1.5 seconds off his 100 free, Katie Watson cut 2 seconds off her backstroke, and Anna Strickland cut 2.5 seconds off her breaststroke.

 Winning for the men at the meet were:
     200 freestyle relay – David Washburn, Crandall Close, Smith Moran, and Jack Messenger
     Smith Moran – 200 IM
     Jack Messenger – 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke

Winning for the women were:
     200 freestyle relay – Carson Harvey, Caroline Willis, Alexandra Smalto, and Stella Kempf

     Carson Harvey – 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle

The scores were:
               Men                                                           Women
Cary                  163                                      Panther Creek    149.5
Panther Creek   131                                      Sanderson           143
Broughton         127                                      Broughton            124
Sanderson         96                                        Cary                     98.5

Monday, December 7, 2015

Two Champions and Four Place at Green Hope Grapple

Broughton Varsity and JV wrestlers competed this weekend at the Green Hope Grapple wrestling tournament against 14 other area high schools including Apex, Green Hope, Fuquay, Cardinal Gibbons and others. Nash Philbeck went 3-0 to take the 145 lb. championship and Nic Valdespino went 4-0 to win the 126 lb. bracket.  Jack Elliott and Christian Hite also had a great tournaments with Jack earning runner-up honors and Christian placing third. Caps are in action again Wednesday night for a home Cap 8 dual Vs. Leesville Rd.


Sophomore Nash Philbeck

Sophomore Nic Valdespino

Senior Jack Elliott

Sophomore Christian Hite

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Swimmers Almost Perfect

In a swimming tri-meet, a perfect score is 168, meaning your team took first and second in every event.  In last week’s swim meet in Smithfield, the CAPS were almost perfect on both the men’s and women’s sides.  The scores were as follows:

Women                                                                               Men
BHS                   165                                                         BHS                        158
Knightdale           72                                                           Knightdale              69
South Johnston    59                                                           West Johnston        66

The Lady CAPS won every event and the men won all but two.

First place winners were as follows:
200 Medley relay – Katherine Krause, Carson Harvey, Katie Watson, Eliza Krause
                              Dalton Smith, Duncan Matthews, John Paul Baric, Ethan Harrop
200 freestyle – Stella Kempf
                       Smith Moran
200 IM – Caroline Willis
                 David Washburn
50 freestyle – Grace Fine
100 fly – Alexandra Smalto
               Jack Messenger
100 freestyle – Carson Harvey
                        Smith Moran
500 freestyle – Grace Fine
                        David Washburn
200 free relay – Stella Kempf, Anna Strickland, Caroline Willis, Ann Childrey
                         Bob Payne, Crandall Close, Jeffrey Whittington, David Washburn
100 back – Stella Kempf
100 breast – Alexandra Smalto
                     Jack Messenger
400 free relay – Alexis Anderson, Izzy Nechvatal, Katie Childrey, Stella Kempf
                        Carter Hunt, David Washburn, Crandall Close, Jack Messenger

Our next meet will be Wednesday at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary as we take on Cary, Panther Creek and Sanderson.
                               


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Maxwell's Pin Secures Win in Cap 8 Opener Vs. Wake Forest


Patrick Maxwell pinned his opponent in the last match of Broughton's opening Cap 8 Conference dual tonight at Wake Forest HS to seal a come-from-behind victory, 41-39. The evening was special and spirited as it was dedicated to the memory of Lamont Burt, Broughton's Senior team captain from last year who tragically passed away over the summer. Clearly inspired, BHS highlights were as follows:

  • Dominic Ashford (120 lbs) Win by Fall; wins his 2nd match of season
  • Nic Valdespino (126 lbs) Win by Fall; season record 8-0
  • Nash Philbeck (145 lbs) Win by Fall; season record 8-0
  • Patrick Maxwell (152 lbs) Win by Fall; first varsity win
  • Parker Batts (160 lbs) Win by DQ; wins his 3rd match of the season
  • Christian Hite (170 lbs) Win by Tech Fall; season record 6-2

The Caps will be in action again this Saturday, at the Green Hope Grapple, an individual bracketed double elimination tournament, and then again on Wednesday, the 9th for a Cap 8 dual meet at home Vs. Leesville Rd.

Sophomore Patrick Maxwell's pin 
secured the victory at Wake Forest

Monday, November 23, 2015

Caps Wrestling Kicks Off Campaign with Jam-Packed Week

The Caps wrestling squad hit the mat last week with a full slate of matches on the schedule. The team is young but boasts a strong core of returners to continue to build the program.

Varsity Returners with 2014-15 Records are:
Nash Philbeck (So. 32-10), Nic Valdespino (So. 32-7), Jack Elliott (Sr. 25-16), Christian Hite, (So. 15-7), Andrew Maxwell (Jr. 8-15), and Jasper Lassiter (Jr. 14-12). The Caps will also be relying on big contributions from newcomers to the starting lineup: Parker Batts, Jr., Michael Knott, So. and Newman Davis, Fr.

The Caps kicked off the season on Tuesday with a dual at Green Hope followed by a grueling dual meet tournament at Wilson Fike on Saturday where BHS wrestled five times throughout the day vs. Ayden Grifton, Aycock, Farmville Central, Beddingfield and North Pitt.  Although BHS finished the week 2-4, bright spots include:

Nash Philbeck: 6-0, 4 pins, 1 tech. fall
Nic Valdespino: 6-0, 3 pins, 1 tech. fall
Jack Elliott: 5-1, 4 pins
Jasper Lassiter: 5-1, 4 pins
Christian Hite: 5-1, 3 pins
Michael Knott: 4-2, 3 pins, 1 tech. fall

Full results can be found here. The Caps are in action again Monday night at Chapel Hill High School. 


BHS Wrestling:  2015-16

Sr. Jack Elliott


Sophs Nic Valdespino and Nash Philbeck





Sunday, November 22, 2015

Swimmers do well at first meet

The first swim meet of the season was held November 17.  The CAPS competed well, losing to perennial state powers Enloe and Millbrook, but beating Wakefield.  Jack Messenger won two events, setting a new school record in the 50 freestyle.

Women - Enloe      152             Men - Millbrook    190
             Millbrook  150                      Enloe        149
             BHS        127                      BHS          111
             Wakefield 85                       Wakefield    64

Congratulations to those who qualified for regionals at our first meet.
Men's 200 free relay, Men's 400 free relay
Jack Messenger 50 free  and 100 breast
Smith Moran - 500 free

Many of our swimmers made best times at the meet Congrats to:
Michael Baric - 50 free and 100 free
Katie Childrey - 200 free
Eliza Krause - 100 free
Duncan Matthews - 50 free
Jack Messenger - 60 free and 100 breast
Bob Payne - 50 free and 100 back
Alexandra Smalto - 200 IM and 100 breast
Dalton Smith - 50 free and 100 back
Richie Soltis - 100 free and 100 breast
Syd Spampinato - 200 IM
Geoffrey Watters - 50 free and 100 free
Caroline Willis - 200 free

Our next meet is Wednesday December 2 in Smithfield.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Caps Soccer Ousted by Laney

After a season where all expectations were exceeded -- except for the expectations of the team itself -- the Broughton men's soccer team were ousted from the NCHSAA 4A playoffs by Wilmington Laney 2-0. The match was played before a raucous home crowd in Wilmington, and the Buccaneers showed why they beat top-seeded and #4 nationally ranked Apex, as they controlled possession throughout the majority of the game. An athletic, gifted, and savvy team, Laney won most of the 50-50 balls, had more shots, and generally controlled the match. But this Broughton team, who was without its leading scorer, dynamic senior Elvis Wiredu, for the third match in a row, frustrated Laney throughout the first half. Neither team had a great scoring opportunity, leading to a scoreless first half.

Laney came out a bit more aggressively in the second half, but Broughton held its own for the first 10 minutes. Unfortunately, the defense made the mistake of giving midfielder David Dailey, easily the most talented player on the pitch, too much space, and he buried a driving 25 yard shot into the far upper netting past Broughton keeper, Clay Oxford. Ten minutes later, 6 foot 3 inch Tristan Nelson soared above the Caps' defenders to head in a corner kick to put the Bucs up 2-0. The Caps gave the home team a bit of a scare when Grant Tyler's shot was barely parried over the cross bar by the Laney keep.

And so ends a fantastic season. The Caps admirably defended their Eastern Region championship, scrappily fighting for every goal and tenaciously defending throughout. The team did what every coach dreams of: getting better each week throughout the season.

A special shout out to the seniors of the team, who have worn the Broughton kit for a final time:

  • Benjamin McCord
  • Hyu A
  • Liam Wall
  • Nick Mizero
  • C Badweh
  • Ibrahim Mohamud
  • Elvis Wiredu
  • Jacob McCaslin
  • Jesse Dean
  • Daniel Rivera
  • Grant Tyler
  • Bryant O'Neal
Thank you, gentlemen. Your career, and the team's successes, are attributable to you. The underclassmen have big shoes to fill

The Caps finished with a 15-7-3 record.

Join us to celebrate the team at the sports banquet on Monday at 5:30. 

AND GO CAPS!!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Caps Clip Hoggard -- Advance to Regional Semifinals

Ibrahim Mohamud calmly scores from the penalty spot.



In a match marred by numerous inexplicable yellow cards, two red cards, and a seemingly endless second half, the Broughton soccer team topped Wilmington Hoggard 1-0 in a third round match of the NCHSAA 4A playoffs. With the win, the Caps earn a berth in the regional semi-finals against either top-seeded (and #4 nationally ranked) Apex or Wilmington Laney.

Broughton, which was the home team even though the match was on the turf of the WRAL Soccer Center, played its second match in a row without leading scorer Elvis Wiredu. Despite the lack of firepower, the Caps figured out a way to win behind a well-organized defense and tons of ball pressure, forcing Hoggard into numerous turnovers. In the 15th minute, senior Ibrahim Mohamud juked a defender in the box, resulting in a foul and a penalty kick. Mohamud calmly slotted the kick past the diving keeper to notch what would turn out to be the only goal of the match.
Students took advantage of the school holiday to root for the Caps.

Both teams were frustrated by an officiating crew that could be viewed as being a bit sensitive, where yellow cards were handed out for simple fouls, or, in one instance, no foul at all. It was unfortunate for both teams that the match was called this way, as the officiating this season has been the best at the high school level in quite some time. The second half ran for over 51 minutes, even though the center referee only stopped the clock for 4 minutes -- thus, the half ran 7 minutes too long. (end of rant)

The Caps' season continues for at least one more match.
Regardless, the Broughton defense hung tough, including two consecutive spectacular saves by keeper Clay Oxford at the end of the first half. The Caps had senior co-captain Bryant O'Neal play at striker most of the match, and his physicality created a lot of problems for the Hoggard defense. Junior defender Jacob Hill, who has missed much of the season due to health reasons, filled in admirably in the back line and played perhaps his best match of the season,
Clay Oxford came up big with two huge saves. Ibrahim Mohamud scored the game winner.

The Caps improved their season record to 15-6-3. Broughton advances to the semi-finals of the East Region (aka, the "Elite Eight") and will likely play on Saturday. Broughton will be the visiting team, and the Caps hope to get the same level of fan support that came out to today's match.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Soccer Match Moved to WRAL Soccer Center -- 2 PM Kickoff

Due to all the recent rain, the third round soccer match against Wilmington Hoggard has been moved to the WRAL Soccer Center's Stadium Field. The match will be on Wednesday, November 11, at 2:00 PM.

Come out and root for the Caps as they try to advance to the Elite 8!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Caps Top Leesville to Move to Third Round of Playoffs


Goal scorer Liam Wall, Keeper Clay Oxford, and senior defender, Bryant O'Neal, because he's a captain and he said he wanted to be in the photo, and who's to argue with the captain??

The Broughton Caps soccer team played perhaps their most complete match of the season and topped Cap 8 champion, Leesville Road, 1-0 on a rainy afternoon. The match was moved to the turf field of the WRAL Soccer Center, as no grass fields were playable due to the recent deluge of rain.

The Caps were  without leading goal scorer, senior striker Elvis Wiredu. Consequently, Broughton had to play a complete team game, which they did, involving the midfield more than in any prior match. Both teams hunkered down on defense, with Broughton frequently keeping six players behind the ball . Although each team had a couple of chances, nothing was overly close until the 60th minute, when Liam Wall collected a ball in the box and calmly slotted it past the Leesville keeper.

Coach Nick Wheeler frequently subbed his players, keeping them fresh, as the wet field led to some heavy legs later in the match. Sophomore keeper Clay Oxford came up big a couple of times in the last 15 minutes, include a brilliant parry of a would-be goal.

With the win, Broughton improved their record to 14-6-3. The Caps move onto the third round of the 4A NCHSAA playoffs, and they get to play at home against 20th seed, Wilmington Hoggard. Hoggard is 13-6-4 on the season and finished third in the Mideastern conference. They have beaten Southern Alamance and Clayton to advance this far.

The match is tentatively scheduled for 7 pm on Wednesday, November 11 at Broughton. Come out and root for the Caps!!

UPDATE: THE MATCH AGAINST HOGGARD WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 AT 2PM ON THE STADIUM FIELD AT THE WRAL SOCCER CENTER. 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Soccer Playoffs: New Date, New Place

Broughton's second round playoff match against Leesville Road has been rescheduled for Monday, November 9, at 6:30 pm. Because of adverse field conditions at Leesville, the soccer match will be played at Millbrook High School. The winner of this match will host a third round contest against Hoggard later in the week (likely Wednesday).

Sports Banquet Rescheduled to November 16

The Fall Sports Banquet that was originally scheduled for this Monday, November 9, has been rescheduled for Monday, November 16 at 5:30 pm.

Due to the bad weather, the Broughton soccer playoff match that was to be played on Saturday was postponed until Monday. In order to have all teams represented at the banquet, the decision was made to reschedule the banquet to the following week.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Caps to Play at Leesville on Saturday at 7pm

The Broughton men's soccer team will face Cap 8 rival Leesville Road at 7pm on Saturday, November 7th in the second round of the NCHSAA 4A soccer championships. The match will be at Leesville, whose pitch was turned into a mud pit on Wednesday. With the additional rains, the field will probably not be in much better shape.

Please make the trip to North Raleigh to root on the Caps. Admission is $6.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Caps Trounce South View in First Round of Playoffs

Elvis Wiredu, Jack Nickens, Clay Oxford and Gray Gwaltney showing their excitement over their first round win.

The Broughton men's soccer team got off to a solid start in the 4A NCHSAA playoffs, topping the South View Tigers, 3-0, in a match that was not nearly as close as the score would indicate. The Caps dominated the entire match to the point where at one point, South View failed to possess the ball in the attacking half of the field over a 17 minute stretch.

Senior striker Elvis Wiredu scored two goals to lead the Caps, tallying scores in the 7th and 46th minutes. In the 26th minute, Gray Gwaltney  scored for the third match in a row, knocking home a shot off of a brilliant cross from Abdulle Ibrahim.

The Caps outshot the Tigers 36-8. Clay Oxford and Jack Nickens combined for the clean sheet, although they only had to make one save the entire evening.

The Caps will face a familiar opponent in the second round in Leesville Road, the Cap 8 champions. The match will likely be on Saturday and will be at Leesville. Kickoff time has not yet been announced.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Soccer Playoff Date, Time Set

Broughton's match against South View will be held at 7pm on Wednesday, November 4th at Broughton. Please come out and root for your Caps in the 4A NCHSAA Soccer playoffs.

Soccer Playoff Brackets Published; Caps to Host South View

The Broughton Caps men's soccer team drew the 12th seed in the east region and will host the South View Tigers in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4A playoffs, likely on Wednesday. The Caps are one of five Cap 8 schools to qualify for the playoffs.

South View, from Hope Mills, finished third in the Mid-South Athletic Conference with a 9-3-0 record and 11-10-1 overall.

The Caps finished second in the Cap 8 with an 8-3-3 record, 12-6-3 overall. The two teams did not play a common opponent this season.

The weather may impact the exact date and time of the match, but more details will be posted once we learn of the specifics.

UPDATE: The match against South View has been set for 7pm on Wednesday, November 4. The match will be played at Broughton.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Volleyball Sweeps Leesville Road, Hosts Cardinal Gibbons on Saturday (4pm)



Kalee Vanderhorst (18) swings past a Leesville block while Rachel Byrd (10), Kati Smith and Holli Smith cover her attack. (Photo: Beth Jewell/HighSchoolOT.com)


Broughton (22-0) defeated fellow Cap-8 member Leesville Road 27-25, 25-13, 25-22 on Thursday night to advance to Saturday's 4A state quarterfinals.  Kalee Vanderhorst pounded out a match-high 20 kills (.357) and Katja Ehlers tallied 13 kills (.455), a match-high 3 aces and 7 digs. Tiana Butler added 6 kills, 4 blocks, 2 aces and 3 digs and Kati Smith posted a match-high 38 assists, 2 blocks and 7 digs.  Holli Smith had a team-high 15 digs and Alden Willis picked up 8 digs.  Grace Youngblood recorded 2 blocks and Rachel Byrd chipped in 1 kill and 1 block.

Sydney Wilson led The Pride (18-3) with 9 kills and Meghan Gasper handed out 27 assists.

Broughton will host Pac-6 champion Cardinal Gibbons (17-3) on Saturday at 4pm. 


Related:

Broughton volleyball stops Leesville for third time this season, ends Pride’s year in playoffs-

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/high-school/article41887059.html#storylink=cpy

http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/high-school/article41887059.html

Broughton sweeps Leesville Road, gets to fourth round-


http://www.highschoolot.com/broughton-sweeps-leesville-road-gets-to-fourth-round/15040986/

Video: Broughton's Tiana Butler discusses Capitals' second-round win-

http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/high-school/article41736747.html

Broughton’s Tiana Butler has quiet but meaningful role in latest volleyball win-

http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/high-school/article41811780.html

The Caps climbed to #37 in the latest PrepVolleyball.com Century Club national rankings. Broughton was ranked 40th last week.
PrepVolleyball.com National Top 100 Poll (10/29)-


Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/high-school/article41811780.html#storylink=cpy

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Caps Tie Huskies to Secure 2nd in Cap 8

The Broughton Seniors -- Playoff-Bound!!

On a Senior Night where the Caps started 11 seniors, the Caps clinched second place in the Cap 8 with a 4-4 tie against Heritage. The match was truly an exhibition of two talented strikers: Broughton's Elvis Wiredu and Heritage's Logan Shytle.  Shytle tallied four goals in the first meeting between the clubs, and he repeated that accomplishment. Think about that: 8 goals in two matches against one of the better teams in the region.

Fortunately, Wiredu had a hat trick, and with a goal by Gray Gwaltney, the Caps managed to hang on for the tie.

The match appeared as if it might be a blow-out, as Wiredu scored two goals in the 16th and 17th minutes, the first after Elvis juked four or five Husky defenders and the second on a beautiful through ball from C. Badweh. The Broughton defense was well-organized until a couple of mistimed lunges gave Shytle some room to beat a number of defenders and slot the shot past a diving Benjamin McCord.

Broughton maintained its poise in the opening minutes of the second half, but an unfortunate bounce found a Caps' defenders arm, leading to a Husky penalty, which was easily converted by Shytle in the 47th minute. Wiredu, however, seized the opportunity by dribbling through the Heritage defense and notching his hat trick.

No lead in this match was safe, however, as a solid cross by Heritage led to a perfect header from Shytle into the back of the net. And Shytle was not finished, as he scored in the 72nd minute, giving Heritage the lead.

Broughton refused to quit, and in the 75th minute, Gray Gwaltney shot through a mass of humanity in front of the goal, a shot the Heritage keeper may not have seen, which tied the score.

Both teams had opportunities to score in the overtimes, but neither could convert.

With the tie, the Caps finish second in the conference at 8-3-3. Their overall record is 12-6-3.

The NCHSAA playoffs begin next week. Broughton should learn of its seeding and first round opponent some time this weekend.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Volleyball Pushes Past Apex, Hosts Leesville Road on Thursday




Liz Condo newsobserver.com

Broughton (21-0) advanced to the third round of the NCHSAA 4A state playoffs with a 25-18, 25-19, 25-20 victory over Apex (16-7) on Tuesday night.  Kalee Vanderhorst had a match-high 14 kills (.353) and 5 digs and Tiana Butler collected 5 kills (.500), 4 blocks, 2 aces and 5 digs.  Katja Ehlers added 4 kills and a team-high 11 digs and Rachel Byrd chipped in 4 kills (.375).  Kati Smith tallied 25 assists and 8 digs and Grace Youngblood had 4 blocks.  Alden Willis and Holli Smith each scooped up 8 digs.

Senior outside hitter Abbey Veit paced Apex with 13 kills.

The Caps took early leads in each of the first two sets and held off the Cougars in both to claim a 2-0 advantage going into the third frame.  Apex jumped to an 8-4 lead and stretched it to 16-8 before the Capitals ended the evening on a 17-4 run to win the match.  A strong blocking performance by Apex helped force Broughton post a season-low team hitting pct. of .284 (29 kills, 6 errors, 81 attempts) but the Caps missed just one serve on the evening in recording a season-high serve pct of 98.6.  

Broughton hosts Leesville Road (18-2) on Thursday night in a third-round tilt.  The Pride defeated D.H. Conley 25-21, 25-11, 25-23 in their second-round contest on Tuesday.

Broughton volleyball holds off Apex in third set to sweep second round-

http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/high-school/article41641359.html


Click on the link below to access Broughton's MaxPreps page:

http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/broughton-capitals-(raleigh,nc)/volleyball/home.htm

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Broughton Ties Enloe

On a rainy Tuesday night, in a match the Caps had to win, a dominant Broughton team was unable to accomplish its goal, and ultimately tied the home Enloe Eagles 2-2. The narrow confines of the Enloe pitch combined with the rain made for a sloppy and chippy match with lots of fouls.

Broughton scored first, when Elvis Wiredu took advantage of an Enloe mistake and calmly slotted the ball past the keeper in the 4th minute. The Caps were clearly the superior team, but Enloe tied it up in the 16th minute off of an own goal -- a Caps' defender headed the ball in his own net off of a well-struck corner. Interestingly, the Caps gave up an own goal to the Eagles in their first match.

The Caps reclaimed the lead just three minutes later when Gray Gwaltney blasted a shot into the upper 90 from over 25 yards away.

It was Senior Night at Enloe, and the halftime must have inspired the Eagles, as they came out aggressively and scored on a rocket to the far post one minute into the second half.

Neither team was able to score in the remainder of the half and two ten minute overtimes. For the match, Broughton outshot Enloe 31-8, but, of course, the game is not won or loss on shots.

With the tie, the Caps fall to 8-3-2 in the Cap 8, in second place behind Leesville Road. Leesville secured the Cap 8 title with a 2-1 win over Millbrook.

Come out to Broughton on Thursday evening at 6:30 pm, when the Caps take on Heritage High on Senior Night. The Caps will be seeking to offset an earlier loss to the Huskies and secure second place in the conference before the state playoffs begin.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Volleyball Advances to Second Round, Hosts Apex Tuesday Night



Rachel Byrd (10) and Neely Whittington (2) presented Kati Smith a signed ball before Saturday's match to celebrate Kati reaching 1500 career assists.

Broughton (20-0) swept past Holly Springs (9-12) into the second round of the NCHSAA 4A state tournament with 25-10, 25-13, 25-12 win on Saturday night in Raleigh.  The Caps jumped to a 10-1 lead in the evening's first set behind the strong serving of Tiana Butler and cruised to a 25-10 win.  Broughton started fast in the second set as well by taking a 9-1 lead before claiming a 25-13 victory.  The hosts took a 5-2 lead to begin the final frame and ended the match on a 6-0 run after the Hawks had closed within 19-12. Kalee Vanderhorst collected 13 kills (.357), 1 ace and 7 digs and Tiana Butler piled up 6 kills (.625), 6 aces and 5 digs.  Katja Ehlers tallied 5 kills, 1 ace and 6 digs and Rachel Byrd had 5 kills (.625).  Kati Smith filled up the stat sheet with 27 assists, 5 aces, 7 digs and 2 kills.  Alden Willis had an ace and 2 assists and Holli Smith chipped in  a team-high 9 digs.

Broughton will host Apex (16-6) on Tuesday night at 6pm. after the Cougars swept New Hanover in their first round contest.

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Leesville Road stops red-hot Athens Drive in NCHSAA volleyball playoff opener-

http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/high-school/article41333943.html

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Volleyball Draws Top Seed in East Region, Hosts Holly Springs on Saturday at 5pm


With a 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-17) win over Leesville Road, Broughton has ensured itself at least a share of the Cap 8 volleyball title. The match was played at Leesville Road on Oct, 13, 2015. (Photo By: Nick Stevens/HighSchoolOT.com)
Katja Ehlers swings against Leesville Road earlier this year. (Nick Stevens/HSOT)

Broughton (19-0) is the #1 seed in the NCHSAA 4A East Region bracket released yesterday.  The Caps will host Holly Springs (32) in the first round on Saturday at 5pm. The winner of the BHS/Holly Springs match will play the winner of Apex (16) and New Hanover (17) on Tuesday. Cap-8 runner-up Leesville Road is seeded 9th and hosts Athens Drive (24) and Wakefield (31) travels to defending state champion J.H. Rose (19-1, 2 seed). Heritage (18) will visit Cape Fear (15) and Sanderson (23) travels to 10-seed Fuquay-Varina.  

NCHSAA 4A 2015 Volleyball State Championship Bracket -

http://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/bM-utnipEeW-8KA2nzwbTA/glfE7nizEeW-8KA2nzwbTA/volleyball-fall-15/2015-volleyball-state-championships-4a.htm

Volleyball playoff brackets finalized, first round begins Saturday -

http://www.highschoolot.com/volleyball-brackets-come-out-thursday-highschoolot-provides-projections/14997123/

Broughton is ranked 40th in the latest PrepVolleyball.com National Top 100 Poll (10/22).

PrepVolleyball.com National Top 100 Poll (10/22) -

https://prepvolleyball.com/articles/high-school/national-hs-rankings/oct-22-national-high-school-rankings/96988 (Subscription)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Women's Tennis - Regional Bracket Update

The Lady Caps Tennis team will face the East Chapel Hill Wildcats in regional play at Broughton on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 4pm. The winner of this match will face the winner of Green Hope/New Bern.  The other side of the regional bracket pits Cardinal Gibbons visiting Sanderson and Panther Creek playing Clayton (coin flip to determine host).

Come out and support you Lady Caps Tennis team next Tuesday!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Women's Tennis Punishes Pinecrest in Regionals

The Lady Caps opened dual team regional playoffs at Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines, NC on October, 20, 2015 at 4pm. The Lady Caps played exceptional tennis defeating Pinecrest, 8-1. The regional schedule is incomplete so stay tuned for the Lady Caps next opponent in dual team regional play. In individual singles regional play, Hunter Cox will play Friday at Millbrook Exchange Park here in Raleigh. In individual doubles play, freshmen Becket Waters and Meg Hardesty along with seniors Allison Austin and Wynn Burrus take on opponents in regionals Friday at Millbrook Exchange Park in Raleigh. Good luck to our Lady Caps!

SINGLES:

H. Cox def. E. Landry; 6-3, 6-1
A. Austin def. Cl. Ray; 6-0, 6-1
B. Waters def. Ch. Ray; 6-2, 6-2
M. Hardesty def, P. Sumner; 6-3, 6-1
W. Burrus def. E. Hodges; 6-0, 6-0
K. Burroughs def. E. Holleah; 6-2, 6-3


DOUBLES:

Waters/Hardesty def. Ray/Ray, 8-4
Austin/Burrus def. Hodges/Holleah, 8-1
Holleah/Harper(P) def. Roth/Butler(B), 8-6


The link to the MaxPreps page for Broughton Women's Tennis is here:

http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/broughton-capitals-(raleigh,nc)/girls-tennis/home.htm

Monday, October 19, 2015

Volleyball Wraps Up Regular Season With Sweep at Sanderson, Kati Smith is AVCA/MaxPreps POW

Broughton (19-0, 14-0) defeated Sanderson 25-18, 25-17, 25-8 on Monday night to close out their regular season.  Kalee Vanderhorst tallied 12 kills (.381) and 4 digs and Katja Ehlers collected 9 kills (.263), 2 aces and 5 digs.  Tiana Butler added 5 kills (.417), 6 aces and 4 digs and Kati Smith posted 25 assists, 2 kills, 2 aces and 4 digs.  Grace Youngblood and Rachel Byrd each had 3 blocks and Holli Smith recorded 6 digs and 2 aces.  Alden Willis chipped in 4 aces and piled up 10 straight service points in the third set to push the Caps from a 9-6 lead to a 19-6 advantage.

Sanderson finished the regular season with a 13-7 mark and 8-6 in conference play (4th place).

Kati Smith was named the North Carolina AVCA/MaxPreps Player of the Week (10/12-19) after handing out 88 assists in 7 sets (12.57 per set) in the two Broughton wins last week.  Kati notched her 1500th career assist in last Thursday's victory over Millbrook and she leads the Cap-8 in assists per set (10.9).

Broughton will host a first round state tournament match this Saturday (TBA).

4A Volleyball Playoff Projections -

http://www.highschoolot.com/4-a-volleyball-playoff-projections-oct-18/14982884/

Click on the link below to access Broughton's MaxPreps page:

http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/broughton-capitals-(raleigh,nc)/volleyball/home.htm

Friday, October 16, 2015

Volleyball Downs Millbrook on Senior Night, Kati Smith Collects 1500th Career Assist


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Broughton honored their five seniors (Kati Smith, Katja Ehlers, Neely Whittington, Tiana Butler and Rachel Byrd) prior to Thursday's final regular season home game against Millbrook. (Photo: Greg Mintel)


Broughton (18-0, 13-0) defeated Millbrook 25-21, 25-15, 22-25, 25-17 in their final regular season home game.  The Caps were led by Kalee Vanderhorst who recorded a season-high 22 kills (.474), 2 aces and 8 digs and Katja Ehlers who posted season-highs in kills (21) and blocks (4).  Kati Smith notched a season-high 51 assists including her 1500th career assist in the first set of the evening.  Grace Youngblood had a season-high 8 kills (.412) and 2 blocks and Rachel Byrd collected a season-high 7 blocks.  Tiana Butler added 7 kills and 8 digs and Alden Willis had a season-high 14 digs.  Holli Smith a team-high 3 aces and 6 digs.

The Wildcats (10-12, 5-8)  jumped out to a 7-1 lead in the first set but the Caps went on a 24-14 run to claim the opening frame.  Broughton won the second set after another shaky start and then found themselves trailing Millbrook 12-4 to begin the third stanza.  The Capitals closed to 22-24 but couldn't quite close the distance.  Broughton controlled the fourth set and eventually took a 24-13 lead before Holli Smith's ace ended the match.

Broughton travels to Sanderson (13-6, 8-5) on Monday (4:30/5:30) to close out the regular season.


Access Broughton's MaxPreps page by clicking on the link below:

http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/broughton-capitals-(raleigh,nc)/volleyball/home.htm


Broughton is ranked 42nd in the latest PrepVolleyball.com National Top 100 Poll (10/15).  J.H. Rose is ranked 41st.

http://prepvolleyball.com/articles/high-school/national-hs-rankings/oct-8-national-high-school-rankings-2/96860 (Subscription required)


Kati Smith with Assist number 1500

Kati Smith dished out her 1500th career assist in Thursday's first set. (Photo: Greg Mintel)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wiredu's Hat Trick Leads Caps Past Millbrook

The Instant Hat Trick, Elvis Wiredu, and the Three Clean Sheeters, Clay Oxford, Jack Nickens, and Benjamin McCord


After 11 minutes, the score of the men's soccer game at Millbrook was Elvis Wiredu 3, Millbrook 0. That's right, Wiredu pulled off a hat trick in the first 11 minutes of the match, two on breakaways and one off a header. The goals were assisted by Chris Gasga Candela, Esteban Salinas Noyola, and Ibrahim Mohamud.  After Wiredu's third goal, the game bogged down, with little action occurring. So little action, that there was nothing else really to report other than the three Broughton keepers, Clay Oxford, Jack Nickens, and Benjamin McCord, combined on the clean sheet.

With the win, Broughton moved into sole possession of first place in the Cap 8, a game ahead of Sanderson, whom they play on Monday, October 19th on the road. Tonight's match was the first of a brutal stretch: four consecutive road games. Head up to Sanderson and root on your Broughton Caps. Kickoff is at 6:30 PM.

Find Broughton stats and more on their MaxPreps page.

Volleyball Clinches Cap-8 Crown With Win at Leesville Road


Kalee Vanderhorst (Nick Stevens/HighSchoolOT.com)

Broughton (17-0, 12-0) clinched their third straight Cap-8 championship with a 25-18, 25-13, 25-17 win at Leesville Road (14-2, 10-2) on Tuesday night.  Kalee Vanderhorst recorded a match-high 17 kills (.275) and 6 digs and Katja Ehler had her fourth double-double of the season with 10 kills (.231) and 12 digs.  Kati Smith had her second double-double with 37 assists and 10 digs.  Tiana Butler filled up the stat sheet with 6 kills (.333), a match-high 3 aces, 6 digs, 2 assists and 2 blocks. Grace Youngblood tallied 6 kills (.625) and 3 blocks and Rachel Byrd had 2 kills (.333) and 2 blocks.  Holli Smith posted 10 digs and Alden Willis scooped up 9 digs and added 2 assists.

The Caps will honor their seniors (Tiana Butler, Rachel Byrd, Katja Ehlers, Kati Smith and Neely Whittington) prior to Thursday's final regular season home contest against Millbrook (4:30/5:30).


Broughton sweeps Leesville, clinches share of Cap 8 title-


http://www.highschoolot.com/broughton-sweeps-leesville-clinches-share-of-cap-8-title/14967641/


Midtown Raleigh News Athlete of the Week, Oct. 11: Kalee Vanderhorst of Broughton volleyball-

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/midtown-raleigh-news/mrn-sports/article38703636.html#storylink=cpy

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/midtown-raleigh-news/mrn-sports/article38703636.html

Click on the link below to access Broughton's MaxPreps home page:

http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/broughton-capitals-(raleigh,nc)/volleyball/home.htm

Monday, October 12, 2015

Caps Soccer Ties Leesville

Defender (and master throw-in specialist) Esteban Salinas Noyola, Two Guys Who Have Scored a Lot of Goals This Season and Who Don't Need to Be Identified and the Keeper Who Saved the Day, Clay Oxford

Broughton played its second consecutive overtime match, but this time, no last second heroics were in the cards as the Caps tied Leesville Road, 2-2. Broughton was trying to avenge an earlier loss to Leesville, but despite ample opportunities, the Caps couldn't get a game-winning goal.

Leesville scored first in the 20th minute in a goal similar to one from the first game: a low, driving corner kick, with multiple Leesville players running in the box, and one left unmarked to drill it home.

And the Leesville defense was man-marking senior striker Elvis Wiredu, and often had two or three defenders on him. Somehow, however, Wiredu found some space with the ball at his foot, 25 yards from goal, and shot a laser past the keeper to tie the match in the 26th minute.

Broughton controlled the first half, outshooting Leesville 12-5. But once again, the tables turned in the second half. Leesville found its rhythm, maintained shape and possession, and forced Broughton to chase. Offensively, Broughton resorted to balls over the top, with very little working through the midfield. After a flurry, Leesville took the lead in the 54th minute off a beautiful display of teamwork and a solid finish.

The Caps, however, refused to fold, and finally scored off of one of Esteban Salinas Noyola's dangerous long throws. The ball managed to bounce over the Leesville defense, making its way to the far post where Ibrahim Mohamud deftly shot it into the open net in the 64th minute.

Neither team could score in the final 16 minutes, and the match went into overtime. Not much action took place in the first OT, but in the second, both teams were a bit unlucky. Broughton frustratingly hit the crossbar on a long distance shot that fooled the keeper. With just a couple of minutes to go, the Caps fouled a Leesville player in the box. On the ensuing PK, sophomore keeper saved the shot, and the day, when he fully laid out to his right, spectacularly pushing the ball wide of the goal.

It was a great night of soccer, and as disheartening as it might have been for both teams, the final score was just.

Special thanks to the Broughton Dance Team for a lively and entertaining halftime show.

The Caps are now 6-2-1 in the Cap 8 and 10-5-1 overall. Their next match is at 6:30 on Wednesday at Millbrook. If you are unable to attend, follow the Caps' Twitter feed at @CapsMensSoccer.

Women's Tennis Sweeps Enloe



BHS women's doubles team Meg Hardesty and Becket Waters
In their final conference match of the season the Broughton Lady Caps swept the Enloe Women's Tennis team, 9-0. The team looked particularly strong despite the off week from the torrential rains. Broughton moved their record to 14-2 overall and 12-2 in the Cap-8 conference. Tomorrow the team enters the Cap-8 tournament at Millbrook Exchange Park for not only Cap-8 bragging rights but potential entry into the Regional and State tourneys later in the month. Come out to Millbrook Exchange Park and support the Lady Caps tomorrow and Wednesday!

SINGLES:

 H. Cox def. N. Price; 6-2, 6-2
A. Austin def. C. Battle; 6-0, 6-1
B. Waters def. S. Kim; 6-1, 6-2
M. Hardesty def. E. Yang; 6-0, 6-1
W. Burrus def. S. Sanka; 6-1, 6-0
K. Burroughs def. L. Rochan; 6-0, 6-0


DOUBLES:

Waters/Hardesty def. Price/Battle; 8-3
Austin/Burrus def. Kim/Yang; 8-0
Bell/Bennett def. Sanka/Yu; 8-2


The MaxPreps page four the Women's Tennis Team can be found here:

Friday, October 9, 2015

Women's Tennis Hammers Heritage

The Broughton Lady Caps Women's Tennis Team continues their winning ways by defeating Heritage on their home court, 7-2. The Caps record improved to 13-2 overall and 11-2 in the conference. The Lady Caps final home match of the season will be Monday October 12 versus Enloe at 3:30 pm. Come out and support the Lady Caps before they enter the Cap-8 Tournament on October 13 at Millbrook Tennis Park.

SINGLES:
A. Scott (H) def K. Burroughs (B) 6-3, 6-1
E. Bell (B) def. J. Maffucci (W) 6-3. 6-2
S. Bennett (B) def. A. Jones (W) 6-2, 6-2
B. Pharr (B) def. S. Garff (W) 2-6, 6-2 (10-4)
J. Gilbert (B) def. K. Arteta (W) 6-1, 6-2
J. Butler (B) def. M. Weddle (W) 6-1, 6-1



DOUBLES:
Bell/Bennett (B) def. Scott/Maffucci (H) 8-1
Jones/Garff (H) def. Pharr/Gilbert (B) 8-3
Butler/Roth (B) def. Arteta/McCabe (H) 8-2




The link to the MaxPreps page for Broughton Women's Tennis can be found here:
http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/broughton-capitals-(raleigh,nc)/girls-tennis/home.htm

Volleyball Sweeps Wake Forest


Kalee Vanderhorst (with ball) celebrates a milestone for No. 44 Broughton
Kalee Vanderhorst (with ball) and Katja Ehlers celebrate milestones for No. 44 Broughton (PrepVolleyball.com October 8 National Top 100 Poll)

Broughton defeated Wake Forest 25-9, 25-10, 25-10 on Thursday to improve to 16-0 and 11-0 in Cap-9 play. Kalee Vanderhorst paced the Caps with 14 kills (.455), 3 aces and 4 digs and Katja Ehlers tallied 7 kills and 7 digs. Tiana Butler chipped in 5 kills and 5 digs and Rachel Byrd added 3 kills (.750).  Kati Smith had 25 assists and 3 blocks and Claire Sawyer handed out 4 assists.  Amber Russell, Holli Smith and Alden Willis each recorded 2 aces.

The Capitals travel to Leesville Road (14-1, 10-1) on Tuesday (4:30/5:30) before returning home for Senior Night against Millbrook (8-11, 3-7) on Thursday.

Broughton ranked 44th in latest PrepVolleyball.com National Top 100 Poll- 
https://prepvolleyball.com/articles/high-school/national-hs-rankings/oct-8-national-high-school-rankings/96321

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Caps Stun Enloe With Last Second PK

On the surface, sports teams are easy to judge. You look at how many games are won, how many are lost, and then you compare it the competition. You win more games, you are deemed to be a better team. But what is often not quantified in the win-loss columns is heart, spirit and a desire to not give up.

Goal scorers Ibrahim Mohamud and Lucas Beeson
The Broughton men's soccer team has heart and courage and a willingness to keep grinding it out, even when the game is extended to 100 minutes. And even when it had to play a man down for 80 of those minutes. And when this relentless spirit results in a win, well, one can just stand and applaud.


Here's the facts. After starting out strongly against visiting Enloe, the Eagles caught the Broughton defense out of position. The Enloe winger fired a cross into the box, Broughton defender Bryant O'Neal tried to block it, and it went directly into the Caps' net. Own goal. Enlo 1, Broughton 0. Things got worse just four minutes later when Broughton co-captain and leading scorer Elvis Wiredu was sent off in the 20th minute, with a straight red card after his reckless bicycle kick after the whistle in the box failed to find the ball, and instead, found the face of an Enloe defender. Wiredu had no ill intent; he had no desire to hurt anyone, but his actions were in the wrong place.

So the Caps were down a man, down a goal, and things weren't looking good. Enloe was well coached, they kept their shape, and maintained a fair amount of possession. But they didn't score again. In fact, Broughton seemed to get stronger as the match wore on. Ten minutes into the second half, a bit of magic happened, when Esteban Salinas Noyolas's long throw-in found the head of freshman Lucas Beeson in the box, and the ball found the back of the net. Tie game.

Enloe continued to maintain possession, making the Caps play a game of chase, wearing down Broughton. But Coach Nick Wheeler substituted more liberally this game, giving key players rests. And the defense held tight, with the human perpetual motion machine, Hyu A, anchoring the back line. And even though they were a man down, Broughton got off more shots and better shots than Enloe.

Overtime brought more of the same. Close chances, but no goals.

Broughton soccer stars, past and present, were in the house on Alumni Night.

And magic reappeared. With 11.9 seconds to go in the game. Senior Ibrahim Mohamud, who has been on a scoring tear of late, was taken down in the box. The center referee initially waved it off, but when checked with his assistant, he pointed to the spot. Mohamud calmly scored the penalty, the fans, including a lot of soccer alumni, roared, and the game was over. An unexpected, but hard-fought and well-earned win for the Caps, because of heart and determination.

With the win, Broughton moved back into first place in the Cap 8, a half game ahead of Heritage, at 6-2. Their overall record improved to 10-5.

The Caps next play Leesville Road on Monday at home, where they will try to avenge an earlier loss. Kick-off is at 6:30.

Caps Clobber Cougars

Benjamin McCord, Ibrahim Mohamud, Jack Nickens. A striker between a pair of keepers.

A shooting gallery. That's what it was last night as the Broughton men's soccer team fired 39 shots on the way to a 3-0 victory over the Wake Forest Cougars in a match where the outcome was never in doubt. The Caps hit the crossbar three times, the Cougars' keeper made some spectacular saves, and the Broughton attack was relentless, but it only led to three goals, all of them by senior Ibrahim Mohamud. Jack Nickens and Benjamin McCord shared keeper duties for the Caps, jointly earning the clean sheet.

Broughton nearly got on the board in the 9th minute when Elvis Wiredu's shot from distance plunked off the crossbar. Wiredu had a number of opportunities, but he was unable to score (including a second shot on the crossbar in the 50th minute). However, Wiredu drew multiple defenders, creating opportunities for the Broughton attackers. Mohamud took advantage of the space when he scored in the 18th minute on a nifty assist from Grant Tyler. Six minutes later, Wiredu delivered a perfect pass to Mohamud, who put the Caps up 2-1. Broughton outshot Wake Forest 18-8 in the first half, but Wake Forest actually had a couple of opportunities, with Nickens making a handful of strong saves.

The second half was a different story for the Cougars, as the Broughton defense clamped down. Wake Forest didn't get a single shot off until right at the final whistle, on a long distance attempt that was routinely saved by McCord. The Caps got off 21 shots, but were only able to convert on one, a penalty by Mohamud after he was taken down in the box in the 46th minute. Mohamud's goal was his 13th of the season, drawing him within one goal of team leader, Elvis Wiredu (don't look behind you, Elvis, as Ibrahim has 5 goals in the last 2 matches!).

The play got a little chippy at times in the second half as the overmatched Wake Forest team became more physical, piling up fouls and yellow cards. The Caps maintained their composure (shout out to Joe Ruslander who stayed cool in spite of being on the receiving end of a number of overly enthusiastic fouls) and dominated the match.

The Caps improved to 5-2 in the Cap 8, tied for first place, and are 9-5 overall. Their next match is tonight, Thursday, at 6:30 at Broughton against Enloe. It's Alumni Night, so come out and cheer on the Caps and welcome soccer legends returning to their field of glory!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Women's Tennis Whips Wake Forest

The Broughton Women's Tennis Team easily defeated the Wake Forest Wolverines on their home court, 8-1. The Lady Caps improved their record to 12-2 overall and 10-2 in the Cap-8 conference. Broughton travels again tomorrow to Heritage to make up the previously rained out game. Come support the Lady Caps at Heritage tomorrow at 3:30pm.

SINGLES:
E. Bell def L. Blalock; 6-1, 6-2
K. Lee (WF) def. S. Bennett; 6-2, 6-1
B. Pharr def. N. Trojanowski; 6-2, 6-4
K. Burroughs def. M. Harrell; 6-0, 6-0
J. Gilbert def. K. Ness; 7-6 [7-4], 6-4
L. Roth def. E. Scheurele; 6-0, 6-1

DOUBLES:
Austin/Burrus def. McClung/Burks; 8-2
Bennett/Bell def. Stewart/Kuga; 8-0
Burroughs/Roth def. Davis/Wrem; 8-1


The MaxPreps link for Broughton Women's Tennis can be found here:
http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/broughton-capitals-(raleigh,nc)/girls-tennis/home.htm

Volleyball Rolls Past Heritage

Broughton (15-0, 10-0) defeated visiting Heritage (12-5, 7-3) 25-9, 25-7, 25-7 on Tuesday night in Holliday Gym.  The Caps posted a season-high hitting percentage of .574 (44 kills, 68 attempts, 5 errors). Kalee Vanderhorst was recognized for reaching 1000 career kills before the match and was presented a signed ball by fellow 1000 kill club member Katja Ehlers.  Vanderhorst (15 kills, .737) and Ehlers (14 kills, .500) led the Broughton offense and Tiana Butler tallied 9 kills (.667).  Vanderhorst and Ehlers also each posted team-highs in digs with 7.  Kati Smith collected 37 assists, 2 kills and 3 digs and Alden Willis had a match-high 5 aces and 5 digs. Holli Smith had 2 aces and 3 digs and Neely Whittington pounded out 2 aces. Rachel Byrd had 2 kills and Amber Russell scooped up 2 digs.

The Capitals host Wake Forest on Thursday (4:30/5:30).

NC State will play UNC in Holliday Gym on Wednesday night at 7:30.

Click on the link below to access Broughton's MaxPreps page:
http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/broughton-capitals-(raleigh,nc)/volleyball/home.htm

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Women's Tennis Washes Out Wakefield


Seniors Alison Austin and Wynn Burrus
After being rained out for two weeks, the Lady Caps returned to the courts and defeated Wakefield, 7-2. The Caps celebrated Senior Day, honoring seniors Alison Austin and Wynn Burrus in their last home game. Wakefield managed two wins but the Caps were not about to let Senior Wynn Burrus have a team loss on her 18th birthday!  Broughton improved their record to 11-2 overall and 9-2 in the conference. The Caps play again tomorrow at Wake Forest at 3:30pm. They have three more games left before the Cap-8 conference tournament beginning on October 13th.

Celebrating Senior Day for Broughton Women's Tennis
L to R: BHS Athletic Director Aaron Minger, Coach Andy Fowler, BHS Assistant Athletic Director Sally Jo Smith,   Jennifer Austin, Senior Alison Austin, Senior Wynn Burrus, Beth Burrus, Coach Laura Davidson, BHS Principal Steve Mares


SINGLES:
S. Boyden (W) def. H. Cox (B); 6-2, 6-0
A. Austin def. A. Thompson; 6-0, 6-0
B. Waters def. H. Anderson; 6-0, 6-2
M. Hardesty def. L. Ivey; 6-1, 6-0
W. Burrus def. C. Stallings; 6-0, 6-1
K. Burroughs def. M. Munsey; 6-1, 6-4


DOUBLES:
Boyden/Thompson (W) def. Waters/Hardesty (B); 9-7
Austin/Burrus def. Anderson/Ivey; 8-1
Bell/Bennett def. Stallings/Tojong; 8-4


OTHER MATCHES:
Marlowe/Gilbert (B) def. Beam/Weithaer; 8-1


The link to the MaxPreps page for Broughton's Womens Tennis can be found here:
http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/broughton-capitals-(raleigh,nc)/girls-tennis/home.htm