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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Colter Carman and Holt Gray win swimming/diving titles

Broughton swimmers and divers performed well at the CAP 8 conference championships today.  The men’s team finished in 4th place and the women finished in 6th.  Named to the All-Conference team were Colter Carman, Holt Gray, Smith Moran, Jack Messenger, and Bancks Holmes.  Colter took 1st in the 500 free and 2nd in the 200 IM.  Colter, Smith, Jack, and Bancks took 2nd in the 400 freestyle relay.  Holt won 1st in diving.  Several swimmers dropped a lot of time on their swims.  These include Caroline Willis, Geoffrey Watters, Richie Soltis, Alexandra Smalto, and Helen Semenova.  All three of our divers, Gray, Alex Lewontin, and Jessica Kelliher improved their scores greatly.  Regionals are this coming Friday.  Go CAPS! 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Soccer: Caps trio earns All-State honors

Three players on Broughton's varsity men's soccer team were recognized Sunday as members of the 2014 Men's 4A All-State soccer team.

Seniors Matt Brickhouse, Jack Krueger and Chris Vlahoplus were honored in an afternoon ceremony at the North Raleigh Hilton. They were joined by their families and Head Coach Nick Wheeler.

Only one other school - Southwest Guilford High School - had as many players named to the 4A All-State team as Broughton.

Krueger also was recognized as a member of the All-Mid-Atlantic Region team, one of 11 North Carolina high school players to make the team, which honors the best high school players from North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.

Wheeler was honored as the 4A regional coach of the year for Region 5.

The awards were presented by the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association.

Coach Nick Wheeler, Chris Vlahoplus, Jack Krueger, Matt Brickhouse

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Wrestling Wins Seven in a Row

Caps wrestling rattled off seven consecutive victories this week including two conference wins against Wakefield and Enloe by scores of 54-24 and 56-16 respectively. Over the weekend, Broughton defeated Carver, Southern Durham, Jordan, Northern Vance and Hillside at the Spartan 300 duals at Southern Durham improving its overall record to 15-6 and to 2-4 in the Cap XIII.

The following individual wrestlers enjoyed stellar performances:

  • Lamont Burt went 7-0 and ran his team best record to 28-2
  • Di Rahlan went 7-0 and picked up his 20th win of the season
  • Nic Valdespino went 7-0 improving to 26-3 and jumped to #8 in the state 4A rankings
  • Nash Philbeck went 7-0 and improved to 23-4
  • Jasper Lassiter went 7-0
  • Braxton May went 6-0
  • Jack Elliott went 6-1 and picked up his 18th victory
  • Christian Bugger went 6-1 
  • Christian Hite went 5-1
The Caps are in action again Friday afternoon at Cary High School.

Coach Stan Chambers

Sr. Manny Robinson

Jr. Christian Bugger and Sr. Zeke Love




Men Swimmers Drown the Competition

     The Broughton Men's Swim Team swept Sanderson, Heritage, and Wakefield in a swim meet this week in a thriller that came down to the last event.  The Caps were losing to Sanderson by 3 points going into the final event, the 400 free relay.  With a first place by the A relay and a 5th place by the B relay, the men passed Sanderson and won by 7 points.  The Caps were led by Colter Carman, who took 1st in the 200 free and second in the backstroke; Bancks Holmes, who took first in the 200 IM; Smith Moran, who took 2nd in the IM and 1st in the 500 free; and Jack Messenger, who took 2nd in the 500 free and 1st in the breaststroke.  The winning 400 free relay consisted of Moran, Crandall Close, Carman, and Holmes.
     The Caps' next meet is the conference championship Saturday, January 31, at 8:00 AM at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary. The admission fee is $6.00.

Women swimmers win two

Broughton Women’s swim coach, Richard Dubois got his 100th career victory in Women’s swimming this week as the Lady Caps defeated Sanderson and Wakefield while losing to Heritage in an exciting meet that came down to the last event.  The Caps were in 3rd place, losing to Sanderson by 1 point going into the 400 freestyle relay, but a strong showing by both the A and B relays pushed the Caps to a 7 point victory over the Spartans.  Leading the Caps were Carson Harvey with a victory in the 50 freestyle and a second in the 100 freestyle.  Alexandra Smalto dropped 1 second in the 100 breaststroke while taking second place.  Also swimming well were Genna Brewer, who took 1 second off her 200 free time; Helen Semenova, who took 4 seconds off her 200 IM; Addie Wilson who took 1 second off her 100 free; and Emma Wilson, who took 1 second off her 100 free.

     The Caps’ next meet is the conference championship on Saturday, January 31, at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary at 8:00 AM.  The admission fee for spectators is $6.00.

Heritage    152
Broughton 137
Sanderson 130
Wakefield  97 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Want to see some future Olympians?

Several Wake County divers are among the best in the country.  On Friday of this week at  the NCSU natatorium, you will have the chance to see these divers in action.  The girls will begin at 5:00 and the boys at approximately 6:30.  A girl from Panther Creek is incredible.  The boys meet, however, will have many amazing divers.  Middle Creek, Panther Creek, Holly Springs, and BROUGHTON all have divers who will be tops in the state championship.  Admission to the diving meet is free.  Come and be wowed. Parking after 5:00 is free in the Reynolds Coliseum parking deck and it is a less than five minute walk to the pool.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Wrestling goes 3-1 at Charger Duals

Broughton's wrestling team went 3-1 at the Charger Duals at Northwood High School in Pittsboro on Saturday. Broughton defeated Cedar Ridge, Lee County and Bishop McGuinness on they day. The only loss came to host school Northwood in a closely contested match. The following wrestlers went 4-0 on the day:

  • Josh Zinner, SO, 106 lbs
  • Nic Valdespino, FR, 113 lbs.
  • Nash Philbeck, FR, 138 lbs.
  • Lamont Burt, SR. 152 lbs.

Earlier in the week on Wednesday, the Caps were defeated by reigning CAP XIII Champ, Sanderson in a competitive dual. Despite the loss, it's clear the Caps are moving in the right direction under first year coach Stan Chambers. Highlights are:
  • Lamont Burt (21-2) continues to dominate and went 5-0 on the week.
  • Josh Zinner (13-6) defeated NC 4A #8 Ben DeRose of Sanderson and went 5-0 on the week.
  • Nic Valdespino (19-3) has earned a top 10 ranking in 4A and went 5-0 on the week
  • Nash Philbeck (17-4) went 4-0 on the week.
  • Braxton May (7-4) is heating up after an early season injury limited his action
  • Manny Robinson has now racked up 13 wins on the season.
The Caps are in action again at home on Thursday night  Vs. Wakefield at 6pm in the small gym.



Di Rahlan and Lamont Burt
Lamont Burt broke the 20 victory mark this weekend

Josh Zinner defeated the #8 NC ranked wrester from Sanderson this week

Nic Valdespino broke into the NC 4A rankings this week and has 19 wins

Nash Philbeck has 17 wins on the season





Saturday, January 10, 2015

Diving Results

     Friday night saw the men divers dominate the competition.  In a meet between Broughton, Apex, Wakefield, and Cary Holt Gray took first place and Alex Lewontin took 4th.  The women continue to improve. In their meet between Broughton, Athens, Sanderson, and Panther Creek, Jessica Kelliher took 7th and Amelia Bond took 8th.
    The next meet is this coming Friday at 5:00 at NCSU.  Admission is free.

Swimmers Do Well

     The men’s and women’s swim teams performed well at their meet Thursday night.  For the men, Bancks Holmes took first in the 500 free and qualified for regionals in that event.  Outstanding swims were also had by Richie Soltis who cut 1 second off his 200 free and 2 seconds off the fly; Ethan Harrop cut 4 seconds off his 200 free; John Paul Baric cut .7 from his 50 free and 1.7 from his breaststroke; Kyle Rohweder dropped 1 second in the 100 free; Duncan Matthews cut almost a second off his 50 free and 1 second off his 100 free; Donovan Nicholson cut almost a second off his 50 free and 2 seconds off the 100 free; and Jack Messenger cut 1.5 seconds off his breaststroke.
     The women had outstanding swims by Alexandra Smalto, who cut 2 seconds off her IM; Izzy Nechvatal, who cut 2 seconds off her 100 free; and Addie Folk, who cut 3 seconds off her 100 free.

Men:  Panther Creek    168                                  Women: Panther Creek  207
           Athens              132                                                Broughton        124
           Broughton         127                                                Holly Springs    103        

           Holly Springs     77                                                 Athens              60