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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Swimmers/Divers who scored at championships

The following swimmers and divers scored in the conference championships today by placing in the top 16 in their individual events.
200 free - Stella Kampf 9th
                David Washburn 5th, Liam Lawless 12th
200 IM - Alexandra Smalto 8th, Grace Fine 9th
               Smith Moran 2nd, Crandall Close 9th
50 free - Carson Harvey 7th, Eliza Krause 15th
               John Paul Baric 13th, Emerson Blanchard 14th
Diving - Holt Gray 1st, Bennett Butler 4th, Jacob Wells 5th
100 fly - Mary Gray Davis 16th
              Crandall Close 9th, Richie Soltis 16th
100 free - Carson Harvey 5th
                Jack Messenger 1st
500 free - Stella Kempf 8th, Grace Fine 13th, Katie Childrey 14th
                 Smith Moran 3rd, David Washburn 5th, Jeffrey Whittington 13th
100 back - Ann Childrey 15th
                  Liam Lawless 12th
100 breast - Alexandra Smalto 4th, Alexis Anderson 11th
                   Jack Messenger 1st

Lady CAPS take 5th in Conference Swimming

     The women's swim team took 5th in the conference swimming and diving championships held today.  This is one place higher than last year.  The team had many great swims.  Some of the best included the following:  Mary Gray Davis cut 4 seconds in the 200 free and 3 seconds in the butterfly.  Neely Whittington took 1.5 off the 50 free and 3 seconds in the breaststroke.  Anna Strickland took 2 seconds off the 100 free.  Katie Childrey cut 5 in the 500 free.  Katherine Krause cut 2.5 in the backstroke.  Eliza Krause cut 2.5 in the backstroke.
     Swimmers will find out Monday who has qualified for the Eastern Regionals.

Jack Messenger Wins Two Championships

     Jack Messenger led the Men's swim team to a 4th place finish today in the CAP VIII swimming and diving championships.  Jack won both the 100 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke.  Our boys had many great swims. Some of the best were as follows:  Liam Lawless cut 3.5 seconds in the 200 free and 3 in the backstroke.  Michael Baric cut 1.5 in the 50 free and 6.5 in the 100 free. Emerson Blanchard cut 2 in the 50 free and 2.5 in the breaststroke.  Christian Phillips cut 2 in the 100 free.  Jeffrey Whittington cut 14 seconds in the 500 free.  Ethan Harrop cut 1.5 in the backstroke.  Dalton Smith cut 1.5 in the backstroke and Geoffrey Watters cut 2 in the backstroke.  Duncan Matthews cut 2 in the breaststroke.  Great swimming guys!
     Swimmers will find out Monday who has qualified for the Eastern Regionals.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Men Divers Dominate

At the CAP 8 conference diving championships this evening, Broughton boys swamped the competition.  Holt Gray took home the title for the second year in a row.  Bennett Butler took 4th and Jacob Wells took 5th. No other team came close to scoring as many points.  Next up is Regionals on Friday of next week. Our boys are seeded very well and hope to place in the top 8 at regionals, thus qualifying for the State Championships.

Unfortunately none of our girl divers scored in the conference meet.

Caps Wrestling Enters Post Season with Momentum

Broughton wrestling went 2-1 this week to cap off the regular season as the team heads into the post season.  Last week at Enloe, the Caps pulled out the victory with a dramatic pin in the very last match of the dual. Junior Jasper Lassiter, giving up around 60 lbs. in the 285lb weight class reversed his opponent, stuck him for the pin, and sealed a winning record in the Cap 8 conference regular season. The N&O wrote about the win here.

On Wednesday night, Broughton honored senior Jack Elliott as well as former Captain Lamont Burt who tragically passed away over the summer. After a hard-fought loss to Cap 8 rival Heritage, the Caps came out inspired for their second match of the evening versus West Johnston coached by former Broughton assistant coach, Charles Blumell. Head Coach Stan Chambers and his staff apparently lit a fire under the boys as they competed with passion in their last home match of the season. The Caps trounced the Wildcats 47-28 to finish the dual season 4-3 in the Cap 8 and 10-8 overall.

Individual Highlights:

  • As a rookie to the sport, Dominick Ashford (120 lbs) finished the regular varsity season with a winning record.
  • Soph. Nic Valdespino (126 lbs) went 3-0 running his record to 29-4.
  • Senior Jack Elliott (132 lbs) picked up his 11th win on the year.
  • Soph. Patrick Maxwell (145/152lb) picked up his 10th win on the year.
  • Soph. Nash Philbeck (145 lbs) went 3-0 with three pins to run his record to 25-5.
  • Soph. Christian Hite (170 lbs) won his 20th match on the year.
  • Jr. Andrew Maxwell (182 lbs) won two matches this week and got his 13th season victory.
  • Jr. Jasper Lassiter (220 lbs.) won two matches including the dramatic pin vs. Enloe.

The Caps will compete in the Cap 8 conference individual tournament this weekend at Sanderson and then the 4A Mideast Regional with those who qualify on February 12-13 at Cary.

Broughton Wrestling after winning 
Southern Durham "Throwdown" tournament

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Swimmers Take Second

The CAPS men’s and women’s swim teams both lost to Enloe but defeated Southeast Raleigh and Garner in a swim meet this past week.  Those winning races included Smith Moran in the 200 free and the 100 fly, Carson Harvey in the 50 free and the 100 free, Jack Messenger in the 50 free and 100 free, Stella Kempf in the 500 free, and David Washburn in the 500 free.  David lowered his time in the 500 dramatically and qualified for Regionals in the process.
     Others swimming well were Smith Moran (-3, 200 free), Jeffrey Whittington (-2, IM and 100 free), Zach Benson (-2, fly), Anna Strickland (-3, 100 free), Bob Payne (-2.5, 100 free), Emerson Blanchard         (-2.5, 100 free), and Christian Phillips (-2, 100 free).

     The swimmers will be in action this coming Wednesday against Leesville, Sanderson, and Heritage at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary at 7:00 PM.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Holt Gray Leads Divers

Results from the first three diving meets have just come in.

    For the men, Holt Gray leads the way.  He is currently the top ranked diver in the CAP VIII.  He has raised his scores from 209.00 in the first meet to 259.55 in the meet this past Friday.  Jacob Wells has brought his scores up by 19 points, and Sterling Jones has improved from 93.65 to 129.90.  Bennett Butler has been consistent in the 3 meets.  All four of the Broughton Men divers are ranked in the top 10 in the conference.
     For the women, Amelia Bond has raised her scores 7 points since the first meet, Valentina Rosa has raised her scores by 20 points, and  Georgia Steele has improved 34 points.

     The next meet for the divers will be the conference championships on Thursday January 28.  

Friday, January 15, 2016

Wrestling: Another Cap 8 W and Boneyard Podium

Broughton's wrestling team dug a hole for themselves last night at Wakefield but roared back as Senior Jack Elliott's pin midway through the meet was the turning point. Down 33-18, the Caps rattled off 7 match wins in a row to pull out a 44-33 victory over the Cap 8 rival Wolverines. Broughton's record in the conference moves to 3-2. In the win column for the Caps were Nic Valdespino (126 lb), Jack Elliott (132), Michael Knott (138), Nash Philbeck (145), Patrick Maxwell (152), Quadeek Hines (160), Christian Hite (170), and Jasper Lassiter (220).

Last weekend, Broughton sent 4 of its varsity wrestlers to compete in the meatgrinder Boneyard Bash individual tournament at Jack Britt High School in Fayetteville. Nash Philbeck avenged a previous season loss by beating Panther Creek's Miles Kent in the semi-finals to get to the finals in the 145 lb. weight class. Nash placed second losing only by minor decision to Cary's #1 ranked undefeated and returning state champ, Kollin Wade. Nash's season record is now 19-4 and he is ranked #8 in 4A at 145 lbs.

Nic Valdespino pinned his way to the semi-finals where he faced 3A #1 undefeated Harrison Campbell from West Brunswick. After a tight 4-2 loss vs. Campbell, Nic fought back to win the consolation bracket to place 3rd. Nic's record now stands at 22-4 and he is ranked #9 in 4A at 126 lbs.

Christian Hite picked up two huge wins to reach the semi finals as well. Christian placed 6th in the Boneyard and now has 16 wins on the season wrestling at 170 lbs.

The Caps are at Southern Durham Saturday at the Spartan 300 dual tournament and face Enloe in a Cap 8 dual meet on Thursday.

Senior Jack Elliott
Asst. Coach David Logan with
Nic Valdespino and Nash Philbeck
Sophomore Patrick Maxwell

Sophomore Christian Hite

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Caps Wrestling Dominates Sanderson

Led by remarkable production from the Caps upper weight classes, Broughton took down CAP 8 rival Sanderson 48-18 in dual meet action on Wednesday night. Andrew Maxwell and Jasper Lassiter each secured bonus point wins in the form of pins for the Caps anchoring a balanced attack. Also in the win column were: Dominick Ashford, Nic Valdespino, Nash Philbeck, Patrick Maxwell, Quadeek Hines, Christian Hite and Gabriel Stribik.

Next up: Boneyard Bash individual tournament at Jack Britt H.S. on Friday and Saturday.

Andrew Maxwell and Jasper Lassiter 
anchored the upper weights Vs. Sanderson