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Thursday, March 24, 2016


Your humble correspondent is honored to "guest blog" for the Caps!  On Wednesday, March 23rd, Broughton traveled to Sanderson High School for its third Cap 8 contest of the season.  It was a beautiful North Carolina Spring evening for a defensive battle on the pitch.

After a back-and-forth struggle the first 40', the score at halftime was nil-nil.  The Caps struggle to get any offensive firepower going and the defensesive back line, as well as the midfield, were called into action.  Sophomores Lucy Krueger and Meredith Brown made several saves and clearances in front of the Broughton goal to hold the Spartans scoreless.

In the 48' however, Sanderson took a shot from distance on the right flank beyond the area and it cleared between senior Eliza Taylors' fingertips and the cross bar.  1-0 Sanderson.

Four minutes later junior Savannah "Savvi" Jones made a beautiful run down the left flank, entered the box and took a shot aiming for far post that deflected off the 'keeper and into, yes, you got it, the ole' onion bag.  1-1.

Unfortunately, the Spartans would take the lead in the 73' off a poke in after a "scrum" at the goal line.

The Caps fall to 1-4-2 and 0-2-1 in Cap 8 play.  Broughton returns to the pitch on April 5th verses Wakefield High School.  After the game, second year varsity coach Kelly Mastin announced her resignation.  Mastin, a spirited, beloved coach, teaches full time, is going to graduate school, and has a toddler - a full plate for sure.  David Powers will take over the helm and former Cap coach and North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame member, Izzy Hernandez will assist with the Caps for the remainder of the season.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Caps Mens Tennis team trounces Heritage 8-1

On Monday afternoon in northern Wake County, Broughton's Mens Tennis team whipped Heritage High School 8-1.  All singles matches were won by the Caps in straight sets: Blaise Waters (1,1); Yates Kline (0,0); Makie Michaux (0,2); Will Beasley (0,1); Louis Wooten (0,4); and Sammy Brock (1,1). Jack Garside and Lucius Harvin won 8-2 at #1 doubles, Noah Sommers and Graham Gunter prevailed 8-3 at the #2 doubles spot. Smith Winborne and Carson Vargas lost a squeaker at #3 doubles 8-7(6).

The Caps will play at Wake Forest on Wednesday.
Blaise Waters finishes off a wicked forehand winner vs. Heritage

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Broughton Girls Lacrosse Wins Again

The Broughton girls’ lacrosse team won easily over the less experienced Rolesville Rams Tuesday night at home.  The Caps scored 11 times in the first ten minutes, and led 12-0 when the Rams scored their only goal at 7:27 in the first half.  The Caps lead at the half was 15-1.  The Caps offense then slowed in the second half, to end with a 21-1 win.

Fourteen players scored for Broughton: Farrell Guest (four goals), Hattie Warner, Margaret Ann Warner, Carol Seigler, EJ Fuller, Sydney Russell, Georgia Davis, Katie Childrey, Branch Henderson, Lilie Moore, Lawson Strickland, Greer Eckard, Britt Warner and Sarah Goodwin Brook.

Coach Jen Yoder’s Caps now stand at 7-1 entering Spring Break.  Play continues on Monday April 4 at 6:30 pm at 2015 state champion  Apex.

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BHS Mens Golf Has Big Win at Wakefield CC to Move into a Tie for 1st Place in Cap 8 Standings

The BHS Men's golf team had a huge conference win today at Wakefield besting second place finisher Leesville by 10 shots in the eight team event.  This moves the Caps into a tie for first place in the conference standings with Leesville.

The team had very balanced scoring today led by Junior Jimbo Stanley and Sophomore Patrick Carlin with a pair of 38's.  One shot back with scores of 39 were Senior Hardy Hogan and Freshman Biggs Hawley. 

The Caps return to action the Monday after Spring Break at the NC High School Invitational at Treyburn CC.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Broughton and Millbrook play to a draw

Broughton and Millbrook battled into overtime Monday night, but settled for a 3-3 tie in the first home conference game of the season for the Lady Caps soccer team.

The Wildcats had Broughton on its heels to start the game, earning a couple of corner kicks before finally scoring the game's first goal about midway through the first half. Broughton's back line - seniors Lily Highsmith and Kelly Ann Evans, sophomore Lucy Krueger, freshman Ava Neijna and a rotating cast at holding mid - fended off multiple attacks by the Wildcats.

The Lady Caps eventually started to put some heat on the Millbrook defenders, and senior Emma Willard's aggressive attack in the 26th minute led to a great goal from the right side when she caught the Millbrook keeper out of position. Willard just missed on another scoring opportunity a few minutes later, and the score was tied at 1-1 going into the half.

Millbrook was the aggressor for much of the second half, but Broughton's defense managed to keep the Caps in the game. In the 51st minute, Highsmith made a great defensive stop when she chased down a Millbrook attacker on a breakaway before she could get a shot off. Over the next several minutes, senior keeper Eliza Taylor made a nice save on a Millbrook shot, junior Zoe Neijna broke up a Millbrook short corner attempt and senior Sarah Grace Lasso got her head on another Millbrook corner to clear the ball.

The Wildcats finally managed to reclaim the lead with a goal in the 67th minute. But their lead didn't last long, as sophomore Meredith Brown hit a beauty of a shot from about 20 yards out a couple of minutes later that bounced off the left post and into the goal past the diving Millbrook keeper.

Both teams had scoring chances in the final seven minutes, but regulation time ended in a 2-2 tie.

After neither team managed to score in the first overtime period, senior Lily Schneider put the Caps ahead for the first time when she buried a shot into the upper left corner of the goal about a minute into the second overtime period. Sophomore Abby Manring assisted on the goal.

A few minutes later, Millbrook managed to put one last goal on the scoreboard. Taylor scrambled to make a save in the game's final seconds to prevent what would have been the winning goal, as the game ended in a 3-3 tie.

Earlier, the Broughton junior varsity team kept its undefeated season alive with a scoreless tie against Millbrook.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Broughton Tennis team falls to Wakefield and Enloe in a tough week

The Caps Men's tennis team suffered two tough losses this past week when it battled Wakefield on Tuesday afternoon and Enloe on Thursday, both at home.  Broughton lost to Wakefield 7-2 with Yates Kline and Makie Michaux winning the #2 Doubles match (8-1) and Sammy Brock and Noah Summers picking up the #3 Doubles slot (8-0).  Wakefield has won the 4A State Title two years in a row.  Enloe's match featured some heavy hitting but the Caps eventually fell 9-0.  Enloe should be in a position to contend for the conference title this year.

This coming week, Broughton will play at Heritage on Monday afternoon and at Wake Forest on Wednesday.
Makie Michaux battles his Enloe opponent at the #3 singles spot

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Caps Win Over Enloe

The Broughton girls’ lacrosse team improved their record to 6-1 over Enloe Friday night at home.

For 15 minutes, Enloe kept the score close, trailing 4-3 at with 10 minutes left in the half.  After that Broughton’s defense tightened, and the team reeled off 6 consecutive goals to take a 10-3 halftime lead.  The Caps dominated the second half to win by a final score of 17-4.

Leading the Caps were Farrell Guest with five goals, and Hattie Warner and Carol Seigler with 4 each. 

The Caps host Rolesville Tuesday night at 6.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Lady Caps drop conference opener at Leesville

The Lady Caps soccer team lost its conference opener Wednesday night at Leesville, 1-3, but not before giving the undefeated Pride a scare in the second half.

Leesville got on the scoreboard early, with a goal in the third minute. But Broughton regained its composure with a couple of scoring chances later in the half. Senior keeper Eliza Taylor kept the Caps in the game with a nice save on a Leesville corner kick in the final seconds of the first half.

Leesville also struck first in the second half, with a goal in the 51st minute to take an 0-2 lead.

But the Caps came roaring back, forcing the Leesville keeper to make a scrambling save on a breakaway opportunity a couple of minutes later. The Caps got on the scoreboard - the first goal scored against Leesville this season - in the 55th minute when sophomore Abby Manring was in the perfect position in front of the goal to tap in a great cross by senior Sarah Grace Lasso.

The Broughton defense, led by seniors Kelly Ann Evans and Julia Stevens, repelled repeated attacks by Leesville. Taylor also contributed with several saves late in the second half.

But Leesville managed to score one last goal, with just a couple of minutes left in the game, off a free kick after Broughton was called for a foul.

Earlier, the Broughton junior varsity team earned a 2-1 win thanks to goals by Anne Lassiter Barnes and Maria Scharfe.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Caps Overwhelm Heritage

     The Broughton girls’ lacrosse team finished a four game road stretch with an overwhelming 20-3 win over Heritage High School Tuesday night.  During that stretch Broughton had wins over Sanderson, Chapel Hill and Heritage, and lost a tight 9-8 game to Wakefield. 

     At Heritage, the Caps scored seven goals in the first four minutes to put the game away early. This team continues to feature a balanced attack, with multiple offensive weapons, and a tenacious defense.  Twelve players scored for the Caps, led by Farrell Guest with four goals, Hattie Warner and Carol Seigler with three, and Margaret Ann Warner and Sydney Russel with two each.   Carson Harvey in goal continues to anchor a strong defense.

     The Caps improved to 4-1 for the season, and continue play at home Friday night at 6 p.m. against Enloe.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Caps Golf Wins Conference Match at Lonnie Poole

The Caps Men's Golf team captured their first conference win of the season at NC State's Lonnie Poole Golf Course.   The Caps recorded a five shot victory over second place Leesville and 22 shots over third place Heritage in the eight team event. 

The team was led by Junior Jimbo Stanley with a sizzling three under par 33 and a very solid 38 from Sophomore Patrick Carlin.  Rounding out the scoring for the Caps was Freshman Biggs Hawley and Sophomore Colby Mitchell. 

The Caps return to action next Tuesday

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Caps Golf Gold Team Places 3rd in Neuse HS Invitational with the Caps Purple Team One Shot Back

The Caps Men's Golf Team participated in the Neuse High School Invitational Tournament Friday at The Neuse Golf Course.  The 21 team event featured many  of the top 4A teams in the state.

The Caps Gold Team which has traditionally been the second team for BHS showed just how strong BHS Golf is by finishing third in the event.  One shot back was the BHS Purple Team.  Both teams had a number of strong individual performances as follows:

Jimbo Stanley    Junior              73
Patrick Carlin     Sophomore     74
Colby Mitchell   Sophomore     75
Biggs Hawley    Freshman        77
Britt Stroud        Freshman        77
Smith Brewer    Freshman         77
Hardy Hogan     Senior              79

The team is rounding into form as the players battle for one of the six spots that will represent the Caps in Conference play which is further reduced to five players for Regionals and State play. 

Caps lose a close tennis match to Sanderson 4-5

With two starters sidelined due to injury/sickness, the Broughton High School men's varsity tennis team narrowly lost a highly-competitive tennis match against Sanderson at Optimist Park on Thursday afternoon. The Caps' Blaise Waters won his #1 singles match in straight sets by whipping his opponent in a second set tiebreaker (6-2, 7-6 (7-2)) and Yates Kline held off Sanderson's Hunter Moore at the #2 singles slot by outlasting his opponent in a third set tiebreaker (6-3, 6-7, 10-4). Louis Wooten picked up a win for Broughton at #4 singles when the Sanderson player retired due to injury in the second set after losing the first 6-2.  Going into the doubles matches tied at 3-3, the Caps managed to close out only one of the three matches with Waters/Will Beasley taking the #1 spot vs. the Spartans 8-4.  Jack Garside and Sammy Brock almost pulled out a Broughton victory at #3 doubles but dropped a close one 4-8.

Broughton's next match is Tuesday, March 15 at home against Wakefield. Come out and support the Caps!  

Caps earn victory in The Brittany Showcase

A late goal by senior captain Emma Willard led the Lady Caps soccer team to their first win of the young season on Friday night - a 2-1 victory over the New Bern Bears in The Brittany Willis Memorial Scholarship Showcase in Wilson.

It was the second year in a row that Broughton had squared off against New Bern at "The Brittany," a showcase event that brings together scores of high school soccer teams from throughout the state for two days of inter-regional match-ups. And, for the second year in a row, Broughton managed to eke out a 2-1 victory with a late goal.

Broughton Head Coach Kelly Mastin moved a handful of players into different positions to start the game, and it took several minutes for the Caps to find their stride. New Bern got on the scoreboard first, putting the ball into the net in the 9th minute to take a 0-1 lead.

But the Caps collected themselves following the score, and in the 24th minute sophomore Abby Manring launched a long arcing shot that fell into the goal past the outstretched arms of the New Bern keeper. Junior Savannah Jones assisted on the goal, Manring's first of the season.

Broughton stayed on the attack, and failed to convert on repeated scoring opportunities throughout the half. At halftime, the score was tied 1-1.

The Caps continued to put pressure on the New Bern defense as the second half got underway, but were unable to take advantage of a barrage of crossing passes from the flanks. New Bern managed to put together a couple of scoring opportunities, hitting the cross bar with one shot and then being thwarted on a small breakaway when senior keeper Eliza Taylor charged out to clear the ball.

Then, in the 74th minute, Willard was able to flick a crossing pass from sophomore Meredith Brown past the New Bern keeper to give the Caps a 2-1 lead. Broughton then held off New Bern for the game's final minutes to seal the victory.

Following the game, senior Julia Stevens was honored as Broughton's recipient of "The Brittany" sportsmanship award. Congrats to Julia and the Lady Caps!

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Lady Caps suffer 2-4 soccer loss to Grimsley

The Lady Caps soccer team suffered a tough loss Thursday night when the Grimsley Whirlies scored twice in the last five minutes of the game to take a 2-4 victory back to Greensboro.

Broughton got off to a strong start, getting on the scoreboard first when freshman Ava Neijna finshed off a pass from senior Emma Willard with a shot into the upper 90 that was beyond the reach of the Grimsley keeper.

But Grimsley fought back, sending a couple of shots just over the Broughton goal before sliding one into the right side of the net in the 18th minute to tie the score at 1-1.

The Lady Caps dominated possession for much of the rest of the half, and broke the tie just before halftime when sophomore Meredith Brown buried a shot from the edge of the box for her second goal of the season. Willard notched her second assist of the night on Brown's goal.

Unfortunately, the Broughton lead didn't hold up long once the second half got underway, as Grimsley evened things up with a goal in the 44th minute.

The two teams traded possession for much of the rest of the half, but it was Grimsley that was finally able to break the logjam. They scored the tie-breaking goal in the 75th  minute and then added a fourth goal off a free kick with two seconds remaining in the game.

Earlier, the Broughton junior varsity team continued its winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Grimsley. And, yet again, they were led by sophomore Anne Lassiter Barnes, who scored both of the goals for the Lady Caps.

The varsity squad has a quick turnaround for its next game, squaring off Friday night against New Bern in the Brittany Classic in Wilson. Good luck, Caps!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Broughton Girls’ Lacrosse Suffers First Loss

Wakefield scored with seven seconds left in the game Wednesday night to hand the Broughton girls’ lacrosse team their first defeat of the season.   The tightly contested game featured five lead changes, four ties, eight yellow cards and two ejections.

Wakefield opened the scoring, but Broughton quickly responded, and took a 5-3 lead into halftime.  A Farrell Guest goal at 21:48 gave the Caps a 6-4 lead, after which Wakefield scored four consecutive goals to take an 8-6 lead with 3:15 left in the game.  The Caps then scored twice to tie the game at 1:31 on a goal by Margaret Ann Warner.  With only seven seconds left, Wakefield scored for the narrow 9-8 home win.

The Caps were led by Farrell Guest and Margaret Ann Warner with three goals each, and Hattie Warner and Carol Seigler with one each.

Coach Jennifer Yoder’s Caps, now 3-1, are a clearly improved team, as attested by their play in this game with Wakefield.  Broughton’s defense played strong for most of the second half with a man down, and the offense is consistent and balanced this year.

The Caps play at Heritage next Tuesday, their third consecutive road game.



Lady Caps Remain Undefeated

     The Broughton girls’ lacrosse team remains undefeated after an impressive 15-13 road win Tuesday night over the Chapel Hill Tigers.

            Broughton’s balanced offensive attack was led by freshman EJ Fuller and senior Farrell Guest with four goals each, along with Carol Seigler (3), Margaret Ann Warner (2), Hattie Warner(1) and Leaha Renee Burgess(1).

            The Caps built an 8-4 halftime lead, and then relied on their defense to fight off an unrelenting second half attack by the Tigers, who scored 9 of their 13 goals after the intermission. Leading the Caps’ defense were Marcy Waters, Anneka Pace, Greer Eckard, and Reed Proctor, and Lily DiCaprio. Carson Harvey in goal repeatedly stopped the Tigers’ attack.

            The Caps resume conference play tonight at 6 p.m. at Wakefield High School, last year’s conference champions.

Monday, March 7, 2016

BHS Golf has Runner Up Finish at Hedingham

The Caps Men's Golf team finished second of eight teams in todays Cap 8 match held at Hedingham.  The team finished one shot back from Leesville and 15 shots ahead of  Heritage which finished third.

The team was led by Junior Jimbo Stanley who shot a 38 and was also the medalist for the event. One shot back with matching 39's were Senior Walker Singleton and Sophomore Patrick Carlin.  Rounding out the  scoring for BHS was Freshman Britt Stroud. 

The Caps return to action on Friday at the Neuse Invitational. 

Lady Caps Lacrosse Wins Big in their Second Game of the Season


      The Broughton girls’ lacrosse team improved to 2-0 with a 17-5 win Friday night over the Sanderson Spartans at Gregson Stadium.

     Senior Hattie Warner opened the scoring for the Caps at 23:58. From that point, the Caps scored 10 consecutive goals.  Sanderson standout senior Aubrey Nagle then scored twice for the Spartans to cut the lead to 11-2, but by halftime the Caps were up 13-2.

     Leading scorers for Broughton were Hattie Warner and Farrell Guest with four goals each, followed by Carol Seigler (3), Leaha Renee Burgess (2) and Georgia Davis, EJ Fuller, Sydney Russell, and Margaret Anne Warner with one each.

      Aubrey Nagle scored all five of Sanderson’s goals.

     Leading Broughton in assists were Carol Seigler (5) and Sydney Russell (3).  Of note was junior Carson Harvey who held Sanderson to five goals in her first start in goal.
     The Caps continue next week with two big road games, Tuesday night at Chapel Hill and Wednesday night at last year’s conference champion Wakefield

Saturday, March 5, 2016

BHS Golf has Strong Showing in Keith Hills High School Kickoff

BHS Golf participated in the Keith Hills High School Kickoff at Campbell University Friday.  The field included many of the top teams in the State.  Playing from the back tees on a cold and windy day the Caps finished tied for 4th out of 19 teams with a total score of 310 five shots back from Charlotte Catholic which won the closely contested event. 

The Caps were led by Junior Jimbo Stanley with an impressive 73 followed by a 76 from Sophomore Patrick Carlin and a 79 from Freshman Britt Stroud. Rounding out the scoring for BHS in his Caps debut was Freshman Biggs Hawley.  Overall Jimbo Stanley finished 6th out of 98 golfers and Patrick Carlin recorded a top 15 finish in a field loaded with many Division I Golf Commits. 

BHS also entered a second team in the event which  finished 9th in the 20 team event.  The BHS Purple team posted a solid 325 led by Senior Walker Singleton with a 78.

The Caps return to Cap 8 Conference Play on Monday at Hedingham Golf Course.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Broughton falls 0-1 to D.H. Conley

Shots were hard to come by for both teams Thursday night as the Lady Caps lost 0-1 to D.H. Conley of Greenville.

Broughton controlled possession for  much of the first half, but only managed to generate a couple of scoring opportunities. Conley came on strong late in the half, sending one shot high and then forcing Broughton keeper Eliza Taylor to make a scrambling save in the 33rd minute.

The score at the half was 0-0.

Conley was the aggressor to start the second half, generating a handful of scoring chances within the first five minutes. Sophomore defender Lucy Krueger made a slide tackle to stop a Conley breakaway in the 43rd minute and Taylor made another save on a Conley shot in the 44th minute. But, in the 52nd minute, Conley managed to get on the scoreboard to take an 0-1 lead.

Despite Conley packing it in on defense, Broughton managed to generate a handful of scoring chances in the last 25 minutes of the game. But the Caps were unable to convert, with a couple of shots going just wide of the frame.

Krueger broke up another Conley breakaway with another slide tackle in the 62nd minute -- part of a gutsy effort throughout the game by a back line that included junior Savannah Jones and seniors Lily Highsmith and Julia Stevens.

Broughton was unable to get on the scoreboard, though, and suffered its first loss of the young season.

Earlier, the Broughton junior varsity ran its record to 2-0 with a 6-0 shutout of Conley. Sophomore Anne Lassiter Barnes led the way with a hat trick, while Maria Scharfe, Maggie Gall and Grace Hopkins also scored for the Caps.