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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

BHS Men's Golf Remains Undefeated in Cap 8 Conference

The Caps Golf Team survived very windy conditions this afternoon at Heritage Golf Club in Wake Forest to win their 4th straight conference match of the year.  Broughton finished five shots ahead of second place Heritage. Leading Broughton was Sophomore Jimbo Stanley with a 38 followed by matching 39's from Seniors Harrison Rhoades and Will Minton.  Patrick Carlin continued his strong freshman season finishing fourth for the Caps. 

BHS will return to action April 7th at Wakefield hoping to build on their strong early season success. 



The Broughton Caps women's soccer team improved its 2015 record to 5-0 (3-0 Cap 8) Monday night with a 4-1 result at Millbrook High School.  The Caps entered the contest ranked #9 in the latest Eurosport 4-A rankings behind a strong 4 win start which included 3 clean sheets.  It was evident that Broughton's side was coming off a Spring Break from training, as the Caps' first half left a lot to be desired.  It was a beautiful evening for football at Millbrook with the rain having cleared and the temperatures mild.  The Wildcats came out attacking and in the 5th minute senior goalkeeper Allie Cutler had to deflect a shot fired across the goal mouth.  The Caps kept working though and in the 12th minute sophomore Savannah Jones buried a shot from just beyond the 18 yard box to put Broughton on top.  Freshman Lucy Krueger was credited with an assist.  The half would not be settled however, as 14 minutes later junior defender Daisy King was called for a foul on what appeared to be a 50/50 ball just inside the 18 and Millbrook was awarded a penalty kick, which it converted to knot the score going into halftime.

Coach Mastin made adjustments at the half and the Caps came out a totally different side.  In the 55th minute it appeared that junior Lily Schneider was fouled inside the 18, but no penalty was awarded and in fact, Millbrook was awarded the ball.  Six minutes later junior Julia Stevens shook off her Spring Break cobwebs and fired a shot past the Wildcats goal keeper to open her account for the campaign to put the Caps up 2-1.  Not to be outdone, 5 minutes later leading scorer junior Emma Willard was played a ball by Schneider, took a touch, pulled the 'Cats keeper out and chipped it into the back of the net for a 3-1 lead.  The Caps did not let up and in the 69th minute Stevens received a ball from freshman Taylor Sutter and put it in the ole onion bag for her second goal on the night.

Broughton returns to the pitch Wednesday night when it welcomes Cap 8 rival Sanderson High School (2-3/1-1 Cap 8) to 723 St. Mary's Street.  Kick-off against the Spartans for JV will be at 4:30 and 6:30 for varsity.

Millbrook game pictures from N&O

Friday, March 20, 2015

Soccer: Caps win a squeaker at The Brittany

The Caps women's soccer team hit the road Friday night for the first time this season, and came home with a 2-1 win over New Bern in a hard-fought contest at The Brittany Soccer Showcase in Wilson.

With spring break (abbreviated though it may be) on the horizon, the Caps were without two of their usual starters as they took to the field in Wilson. But Broughton struck first, when junior Emma Willard buried a pass from junior Lily Schneider into the back of the net in the 13th minute. It was Willard's fifth goal of the season.

Broughton controlled possession for most of the first half, but was unable to convert several scoring opportunities late in the half.

The Caps lost a third starter, when Willard was not able to return for the second half because of an injury. New Bern initially took the attack to the Caps as the second half began, forcing senior keeper Allie Cutler to make a great save on a shot in the 53rd minute. About three minutes later, New Bern managed to score the first goal of the season against Broughton to tie the game at 1-1.

Broughton stepped up its attack at that point, and had several corner kicks and other scoring opportunities that ended with shots going just wide or directly at the New Bern keeper. Both teams played at a frantic pace as they tried to find the winning goal.

Then, in the 72nd minute, freshman Meredith Brown took advantage of a defensive miscue by New Bern to score from close range to put the Caps up 2-1.

Cutler had to make another save in the 76th minute, but Broughton held on for the victory to stay undefeated at 4-0. The Caps will next play on Monday, March 30, against Millbrook in a Cap 8 conference match-up.

Following the game, Brown was honored as Broughton's recipient of The Brittany Sportsmanship Award. Congratulations, Meredith, and huge props to the organizers of The Brittany. It was great for Broughton to be part of such a wonderful event again. Go Caps!

BHS Mens Golf Captures Keith Hills Event

BHS Men's Golf finished a successful week winning the 16th Annual Keith Hills High School Event at Campbell University.  BHS defeated nine other teams for the title.  The Caps were led by Senior Harrison Rhoades and Sophomore Jimbo Stanley who both tied for second in the event with scores of 74.  The BHS scoring was rounded out by Freshman Patrick Carlin with a 79 and solid scores from Senior Sam Holden and Junior Hardy Hogan.

The course played long and wet today so coaching was critical.  Coach Marlowe and Coach Parker kept the players focused allowing the team to handle the tough conditions.  This is a great early season win for the Caps. .

Thursday, March 19, 2015

BHS Mens Golf

BHS Men's golf battled British Open like conditions today at Wildwood Green to remain undefeated in the Cap 8 Conference.  Sophomore Jimbo Stanley led the team with a score of 37 followed by a solid 38 from Senior Will Minton. Jimbo was also the co-medalist for the match. Scores from Senior Sam Holden, Junior Hardy Hogan and Freshman Patrick Carlin also contributed to the win. 

The Caps are off to Campbell University tomorrow to compete in the Keith Hills High School Invitational.   

The Broughton Caps women's soccer team, ranked 15th in this week's Eurosport rankings, took the pitch Wednesday night against conference rival Leesville Road Pride, ranked 7th, and sent a message to the rest of the Cap 8 early in the campaign - we're back!  The Caps got the result 2-0 and now sit at 3-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play.  On top of that, the Caps defense is in top form as senior goal keeper and future Furman Paladin, Allie Cutler, has 3 clean sheets.  Broughton's side dominated possession from the kick-off moving the ball consistently through its attacking third, but unable to score.  The Caps best chance looked to be a goal line shot saved by Leesville's goal keeper Shannon Hardy in the 32nd minute.  However, in the waning seconds of the first period junior Emma Willard added to her account.  Freshman Meredith Brown fired a shot from 25 yards out that deflected off the frame Willard was there to fire the deflection into the back of the net!  The Caps continued its reign over possession in the second period.  The Pride almost equalized in the 41st minute, but Cutler made a point blank save.  The sides battled on and in the 50th minute junior Sarah Grace Lasso opened her account when she gathered a pass from junior Lily Schneider, made a touch to her left, drew the keeper over and fired a low shot to the far post to put the Caps up 2-0!  Schneider was credited with the assist.  The Caps held on the remaining 30 minutes battling a very good and aggressive Leesville team.  The Caps return to action Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in a non-conference contest against New Bern High School in The Brittany Classic in Wilson.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Junior Emma Willard opened her account Monday night as the Broughton women's soccer team began the 2015 campaign 2-0 and began conference play 1-0 with a 3-0 defeat of Wake Forest High School.  Willard started what would end on the night as a "hat trick" in the 4th minute of play when she received a pass from fellow junior Sarah Grace Lasso and put her shot in the back of the net to put the Caps up 1-0.  Lasso was credited with the assist by official team statistics guru, Jeff Cutler. Willard was not done for the night and 4 minutes later, in the 8th minute, she received another pass from Lasso in the midfield and dribbled her way through the weak Cougar defense before firing in her second goal of the evening.  The Caps supporters thought Willard decided to share the wealth in the 30th minute when junior Julia Stephens slotted one in past the goal keeper, but the assistant referee thought differently, and flagged her offside.  The Caps continued the offensive attack in the second half while the Caps solid defense kept the Cougars at bay.  The Wake Forest goal keeper was busy throughout the night fending off the Caps and in 42nd minute stopped what was a sure goal off a well place Caps corner kick.  Finally, the Caps put the match out of reach in the 76th minute when Willard completed her night with her 3rd goal.  Senior goal keeper Allie Cutler kept her second clean sheet of the season.  The Caps, ranked 15th in this week's Eurosport 4A poll, welcome 7th ranked conference foe Leesville Road High School to campus Wednesday night.  As always, JV begins at 4:30 with the varsity clash set for a 6:30 kick-off.  Come out and support the Caps!

Monday, March 16, 2015

BHS Mens Golf

BHS Men's Golf rolled to its second straight Cap 8 victory today at North Ridge Country Club.  The Caps posted an overall score of one under par for the round with Millbrook finishing second 13 shots back.  Stephen Saleeby and Patrick Carlin led BHS with scores of 35 (or 1 under) for nine holes followed by solid scores of 36 (Even Par) for Jimbo Stanley and 37 (1 Over) for Harrison Rhoades. 

The highlight of the day included the return of former BHS great Bill Marlowe who came out to support his old team.  The Caps return to action on Thursday at Wildwood Green. 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

BHS Mens Golf

BHS Men's Golf participated in the Clayton-Neuse Invitational today which featured several of the top high school teams in the state.  BHS posted an outstanding team score of one over par for the event which resulted in a second place finish.   Hough High School from the Charlotte area had an impressive two under par team total to best the Caps.  These team scores are outstanding at the high school level and would be competitive in some college events.  Finishing in third place was Pinecrest which is another perennial top NC high school team.

Scores of note for BHS included Senior Stephen Saleeby at 71, Freshman Patrick Carlin at 72, Senior Will Minton at 73, Sophomore Jimbo Stanley at 73 and Senior Harrison Rhoades at 75.

BHS also entered a second team in the event which finished an impressive 7th in the event.  This team was paced by Junior Hardy Hogan with a 78 and Senior Sam Holden with a 79. 
Freshman Connor Jones and Junior Walker Singleton also played well in their first tournament of the season.

This is a strong early season result for BHS to build on.  Great Coaching by Coach Marlowe, Coach Smith and Coach Parker.

Friday, March 13, 2015


Coach Kelly Mastin's Broughton women's soccer team opened the 2015 campaign with a 1-0 victory over a previously unbeaten Holly Springs Golden Hawks side.  The Caps took the pitch after two weeks of weather delayed try-outs and cancellation of games against Athens Drive High School and East Chapel Hill High School, but the Caps supporters could not tell that the delay had any effect on the Caps, as they took it to the Golden Hawks from the start.  Broughton possessed much of the first half and pressured the Holly Springs defense in the attacking third.  In the 31st minute junior Sarah Grace Lasso connected with freshman Meredith Brown who cracked a beautiful shot from approximately 36 yards past the Golden Hawks' keeper into the ole' onion bag for Broughton's first goal of the season!  The Caps took the lead into halftime and came out and continued to possess the ball and pressure the defense in the second 40 minutes of play.  Broughton controlled the defensive third anchored by senior Allie Cutler in goal to complete victory.  The Caps return to the pitch on Monday when the Cougars of Wake Forest High School come to town.  JV kicks off at 4:30 with Varsity to follow at 6:30.

Thursday, March 12, 2015


The 2015 campaign of Broughton High School Capitals women's soccer kicks off tonight with a home match against Holly Springs High School.  The Golden Hawks of the Tri-Nine Conference bring a 2-0 record into the contest having defeated Cap 8's Sanderson High School Spartans 3-0 and conference foe Cary High School Imps 5-1.  New varsity head coach Kelly Mastin will be at the helm of the Caps this season.  Broughton's varsity brings 3 seniors, 13 juniors, 2 sophomores, and 3 freshman into the campaign.  JV kicks off the night at 4:30 with varsity taking the pitch at 6:30.  Come out and support the Caps as they begin their campaign for a 4A state championship!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

BHS Mens Golf

BHS Men's Golf started the season strong today with a victory in the first Cap 8 Match of the Year.  Broughton finished nine shots ahead of Millbrook and Leesville which tied for second.  The team for todays match included Harrison Rhoades, Will Minton, Stephen Saleeby, Jimbo Stanley, Hardy Hogan and Patrick Carlin.  All players posted solid scores with Will Minton shooting a team best score of two under par 33 for nine holes.

This year's roster is very deep and includes five Seniors (Preyer Fountain, Will Minton, Stephen Saleeby, Harrison Rhoades and Sam Holden) two Juniors (Hardy Hogan and Walker Singleton), one Sophomore (Jimbo Stanley) and two freshmen (Patrick Carlin and Connor Jones).  Team practices are expected to be very competitive as the players battle for spots in the starting line up.

All players will participate in the Clayton Neuse Invitational this Friday.  GO CAPS!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Caps Girls at Millbrook, Monday 6pm

#16 Broughton travels to #1 Millbrook for a 6pm tip-off Monday, March 2.  This is the second round in the ladies tournament.

Go to Millbrook to support the Lady Caps!

Caps Boys play 7pm Monday

#8 Broughton hosts #9 Northern Durham 7pm Monday at Broughton.

Come out to support the Caps!