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Monday, February 29, 2016

Broughton begins season with 3-3 tie against Middle Creek

The Lady Caps opened the season Monday night with a rough-and-tumble 3-3 draw against the visiting Middle Creek Mustangs.

Broughton started the game strong, controlling possession and keeping the ball in the attacking third for most of the first 20 minutes of the first half. But the Caps were unable to convert on a few scoring chances, sending balls high, wide or directly at the Middle Creek keeper.

The Caps keeper, senior Eliza Taylor, made a nice save on Middle Creek's first scoring opportunity in the 25th minute. But a couple of minutes later, Middle Creek put the ball in the back of the net to get on the scoreboard first.

Broughton responded promptly, with senior Emma Willard bouncing a ball off the cross bar and into the goal a couple of minutes later.

With the score tied 1-1 at the half, both teams came out aggressively in the second half. Taylor made another save six minutes into the half, sparking an immediate counter attack that forced the Middle Creek keeper to leap to tip a Willard shot over the goal.

But Middle Creek reclaimed the lead with a shot in the 54th minute that took a funny bounce as it skidded into the goal.

The second half was more of a back-and-forth affair than the first half, with both teams struggling to maintain possession. There was also plenty of physical play, with one Middle Creek player being issued a yellow card and two Broughton players leaving the field with injuries.

The play swung back in Broughton's direction in the 63rd minute when senior Kelly Ann Evans stroked a shot (to quote our former correspondent) into the back of the old onion bag to tie the score at 2-2.

Less than four minutes later, though, Middle Creek struck again to reclaim the lead at 2-3. Then, in the 74th minute, junior Savannah Jones drew a penalty in the box after making an aggressive attack from the left side. Sophomore Meredith Brown converted the penalty kick to tie the score at 3-3.

Both teams had shots that barely missed in the game's closing minutes as the season opener for both teams ended in a 3-3 draw.

Earlier, the Broughton junior varsity defeated Middle Creek 2-0 on two goals by sophomore Anne Lassiter Barnes.

Goal scorers Meredith Brown, Emma Willard and Kelly Ann Evans

BHS Golf Finishes 2nd of 8 Teams in Cap 8 Opener

BHS Men's golf started the season today at North Ridge Country Club with a close second place finish to Leesville in the eight team field.

The Caps were led by Freshman Britt Stroud who opened his Caps career with an impressive 38 for nine holes.  One shot back with  matching 39's were Junior Jimbo Stanley and Sophomore Patrick Carlin.  Rounding out the scoring for BHS was a tie between Senior's Hardy Hogan and Sam Thompson.

The Caps return to action Wed in a Challenge Match with Clayton and Green Hope followed by the Neuse Invitational on Friday which will feature several of the top teams in the State.  The Caps have a number of new faces on the team and are looking forward to an exciting season.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Wrestling Qualifies Two for States with Runner-up Finishes at Regionals

Led by underclassmen, Broughton wrestling showed it has the nucleus to be a force to reckon with for years to come. Sophomores Nic Valdespino and Nash Philbeck both rolled through a bracket of upperclassmen to each reach the finals in their respective weight classes at the 4A Mideast Region Wrestling Championship on Saturday at Cary High School. Both wrestlers fell in the finals only by minor decision and qualified for the 4A NCHSAA State Championship to be held this weekend at the Greensboro Coliseum. Only the top four finishers per weight class in each of the state's four regions qualify for states. 

Another core contributor, Sophomore Christian Hite battled back through the consolation bracket after a controversial DQ in the opening round to valiantly find himself one win away from qualifying for states. Jasper Lassiter and Jack Elliott rounded out Broughton's presence at Regionals, wrestling tough matches and representing the Caps with pride.

Left to Right:  Asst. Coach David Logan, Jasper Lassiter, Nic Valdespino,
Head Coach Stan Chambers, Christian Hite, Nash Philbeck
126 lb. Mideast Placewinners: Omar Samara, Athens Dr (4th), Nic Valdespino,
Broughton (2nd), Dan Mills, Leesville Rd. (1st), Crayton Saby, Millbrook (3rd) 
145 lb. Mideast Placewinners:  Miles Kent, Panther Creek (4th), Nash Philbeck
Broughton, (2nd), Kollin Wade, Cary (1st), Nick Brown, Clayton (3rd)
Nash Philbeck vs. opponent from Millbrook
Nic Valdespino vs. opponent from Heritage

Thursday, February 11, 2016

State Champion!!

  Jack Messenger set a new school record of 45.45 seconds in the 100 freestyle as he won the State Swimming Championship in that event today.  Holt Gray took third place in diving and Smith Moran took 15th in the 500 freestyle.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Philbeck Wins Cap 8; BHS will send 5 to Regionals

Sophomore Nash Philbeck continued his impressive 2016 campaign by winning the Cap 8 Championship at Sanderson High School last weekend. Nash won three matches without a loss in the 145 lb. weight class. Nash runs his record to 28-5 and has earned a 3 seed at the 4A Mideast Regional Tournament next weekend at Cary H.S. where the region's top 16 wrestlers in each weight class will compete. Only the top four placers in each weight class will move on to the 4A State Championship tournament Feb 18-20 at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Senior Jack Elliott wrestled a tremendous tournament as well going 2-1 and reaching the Cap 8 finals. His runner-up achievement in the 138 lb. bracket helped to secure him a spot at the Regionals as well.

Sophomore Nic Valdespino went 2-1 to take 3rd place at the Cap 8 in the 126 lb. class. Nic runs his record to 32-5 and has also secured a 3 seed for the Regional tournament.

Also earning an opportunity to compete at Regionals are Christian Hite 20-8 at 170 lbs. and Jasper Lassiter 14-9 at 220 lbs.

Sophomore Nash Philbeck

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Gray and Messenger Smash Records

     At the 4A Eastern Regional Swimming and Diving Championships this weekend, both Holt Gray and Jack Messenger set new school records.  Holt set his record in diving with a score of 531.70, beating the old record by around 60 points.  Jack set his record in the 100 yard freestyle, finishing in and All-American Consideration time of 45.97.  Below are the complete results:

Women’s 200 medley – 21st
200 free – Stella Kempf 21st, David Washburn 17th
200 IM Alexandra Smalto – 14 th (cut her time 4 seconds)
              Smith Moran – 10th (curt his time 2 seconds)
50 free – Carson Harvey – 11th  (cut her time .5 seconds)
Diving - Valentina Rosa - 9th, Jessica Kelliher - 11th
Diving - Holt Gray - 3rd, Bennett Butler - 6th,  Jacob Wells - 9th, Sterling Jones 13th
100 fly – Crandall Close – 23rd  (cut his time .5 seconds)
100 free – Carson Harvey - 16th (cut her time .8 seconds),   Jack Messenger – 1st (cut his time2.3 seconds)
500 free – Stella Kempf – 22nd     Smith Moran 7th     David Washburn – 11th
Women 200 free relay – 13th
Men 200 free relay – 11th
100 breast – Alexandra Smalto - 14th (cut her time 2.5 seconds)
                      Jack Messenger 2nd  (cut his time 1.7 seconds)
 Women’s 400 free relay – 9th
Men’s 400 free relay – 10th

Overall Women 12th in the Eastern Region
Overall Men 9th in the Eastern Region

Qualifying for the State Championships next week are Holt Gray, Bennett Butler, Smith Moran and Jack Messenger


Monday, February 1, 2016

Regional Swimming and Diving Qualifiers

The following swimmers and divers have qualified for the 4A Eastern Regionals to held this coming Friday (diving) and Saturday (swimming).  The top 8 will advance to the State Championships.

200 Medley Relay -   Ann Childrey, Grace Fine, Katie Childrey, Caroline Willis
200 Medley Relay -  Liam Lawless, Richie Soltis, Crandall Close, Jeffrey Whittington
200 free - Stella Kempf 
200 free - David Washburn 
200 IM - Alexandra Smalto and Grace Fine 
200 IM - Smith Moran 
50 free - Carson Harvey 
Diving - Ann Childrey, Jessica Kelliher, Valentina Rosa
Diving - Bennett Butler, Holt Gray, Sterling Jones, Jacob Wells
100 fly - Crandall Close 
100 free - Carson Harvey 
100 free - Jack Messenger 
500 free - Stella Kempf 
500 free - Smith Moran and David Washburn 
200 free relay - Stella Kempf, Caroline Willis, Alexandra Smalto, Carson Harvey
200 free relay -  David Washburn, Crandall Close, Smith Moran, Jack Messenger
100 breast - Alexandra Smalto 
100 breast - Jack Messenger 
400 free relay - Stella Kempf, Caroline Willis, Alexandra Smalto, Carson Harvey
400 free relay - David Washburn, Crandall Close, Smith Moran, Jack Messenger