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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Baseball: Flapjack Fundraiser

Flapjack Fundraiser for Broughton Baseball is scheduled for Dec. 3rd at Cameron Village K&W. To buy a ticket, please find a Caps player or stop by room 3214A.  Tickets are $8.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The 2016-17 season for our Broughton Men's Basketball team has kicked-off to a 2-0 start with solid wins over SE Raleigh and Cary.  This has been particularly encouraging considering the fact that this year's team is very young.  Jack Holloway (Team Captain) and Jimbo Stanley are the team's only Seniors.

The hallmark of this team has been teamwork and balance.  The team has 4 players averaging double-digits in scoring (Jack Holloway, Jessup Lowe, Carson McCorkle and Tyler Palmer).  Clearly, another key to these first two wins has been the performance of Junior Jalen Finch.  Jalen's well-rounded stat line includes 8 ppg, 5 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 4.5 steals.

The team has one more game before the Thanksgiving break.  Come out and see the Caps take on Green Hope Tuesday night, the 22nd at 7pm.  Hope to see you there!

Go Caps!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Volleyball: 2016 Season Wrap-Up

Broughton's team celebrates after scoring the final point during Broughton's volleyball game at Cardinal Gibbons on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Broughton won the game 3-2.
Broughton's team celebrates after scoring the final point during their volleyball game at Cardinal Gibbons on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Broughton won the match 3-2. (Ray Black III/

Broughton (21-2) finished their season with a 25-20, 10-25, 26-24, 18-25, 15-13 loss at D.H. Conley (25-0) in the NCHSAA 4A State Quarterfinals last Thursday.  Kalee Vanderhorst paced the Caps with 24 kills and 22 digs and Jade Demps tallied 14 kills, 5 blocks, 2 aces and 6 digs.  Grace Youngblood chipped in 11 kills, 2 blocks, 2 aces and 5 digs and Nan Parrish collected 9 kills and 4 blocks.  Holli Smith had 51 assists, 8 digs and 2 aces while playing setter in place of the injured Claire Sawyer (foot). Amber Russell and Alden Willis each posted 8 digs and 2 aces and Jasmin Bradshaw added 3 blocks. 

Green Hope (28-1) defeated Conley 23-25, 25-19, 25-13, 20-25, 15-12 in the region finals and defeated Reagan 18-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-17 in the state championship match.

Cap-8 All-Conference
Kalee Vanderhorst (Sr. OH) - Player of the Year
Jade Demps (Fr. OH/MB)
Claire Sawyer (Jr. S)

AVCA/Under Armour Senior All-American
Kalee Vanderhorst (3rd Team)

Broughton Volleyball Awards
MVP: Kalee Vanderhorst (Sr. OH) 
4 Star Coaches Award: Peyton Kendall (Jr. OH), Amber Russell (Sr. DS)

College Commitments
Kalee Vanderhorst (Sr. OH) - East Tennessee State University
Holli Smith (Jr. DS) - Appalachian State University
Alden Willis (Jr. DS) - Jacksonville University


Read more here:

Over the net notebook: Broughton player returns to old stomping grounds-

D.H. Conley downs Broughton, heads to 4A East volleyball final-

Conley survives, reaches regional finals-

D.H. Conley ends Broughton's playoff run in quarterfinals-

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Caps Lose 3-2 to #3 East Wake to Finish the Season

In a game that saw #11 Broughton go 3-0 down early into the second half, the Caps never stopped fighting and scored two goals in the last 45 seconds to come out on the wrong end of a 3-2 game. The loss ends the season with a 15-7-2 record for the boys.

Despite our having beaten the Warriors in the first game of the season, it was East Wake who came out aggressively and looked all the part of a #3 seed. They played to their strengths (height and long throw-ins) and scored two goals in the first 25 minutes.  The Caps really only had one chance from Freshman Edson Candela-Perez that went over the bar.  We were lucky to get out of the first half only down 2.

The Caps came out strong in the second half and had several good chances from Cesar Gonzalez, Lucas Beeson and Abdulle Ibrahim - but just couldn't get past the East Wake GK.  East Wake then, with 20 minutes to play, scored what turned out to be the winning goal to go up 3-0.  However, there was no quit in our boys, and Broughton dominated the last 20 minutes while the Warriors sat back to defend. Andrew Rossetti had double digit long throws into the box that we could just not put home.

Finally, with less than a minute left, the pressure paid off as Andrew took a pass from Cesar and played an excellent cross to the feet of Lucas who scored to make it 1-3 (VIDEO).

Then, not 20 seconds later, Senior captains Esteban Salinas-Noyola and Graham Gunter combined on a long throw-in and header to make it 2-3 (VIDEO). 

With only 10 seconds left after that goal, East Wake simply kicked the kickoff out of bounds and the ball game ended.

It has been a great year for the team and I'll send out a recap later to highlight the season and why there should be a tremendous amount of optimism for the future. Go Caps Go!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Caps Draw East Wake HS in Second Round Soccer Playoff Game

By defeating Cardinal Gibbons on Saturday, Broughton has advanced to play #3 East Wake High School this Tuesday at East Wake HS.  Game time is scheduled to be 6p on Max Preps. The winner of this game will play the winner of the Ashley/Enloe match on Thursday evening.

Here are a few key pieces of information for the game:

East Wake High School
15-6-2 (10-2-2)
Coach: Jonathan Hasbrouck

Earlier result:
Broughton 1 -East Wake 0
* first game of the year

Common Opponents:
Wake Forest - they won 7-1 and we beat 9-1, 1-0
Cary - they lost 0-3 and we tied 2-2
Millbrook - they lost 1-6 and we beat 4-2, lost 1-2
Clayton - they lost 1-4, 2-3 (OT) and we beat 5-0
Garner - they won 2-0, 4-1 and we beat 8-0
Knightdale - they tied 2-2, won 2-1 and we beat 3-2

Key Players:
Vincente Gallardo - Senior
Elvin Lazo - Sophomore
Eduardo Lopez - Freshman
Miguel Valdivia - Senior
Khadeem Dublin - Senior

The Warriors are a tough team and will have revenge on their mind after losing to us back in August. We need all Caps families, friends and fans to make the short drive to Wendell for the game to root the boys on.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Caps Soccer Upsets #6 Cardinal Gibbons to Advance to Second Round

What a game.

In their best performance of the season, the #11 Broughton Capitals (15-6-2) played with passion and composure and comfortably defeated the #6 Crusaders from Cardinal Gibbons by a score of 4-2.  This victory moves the Caps on to the second round of the playoffs to face #3 East Wake Warriors in Wendell on Tuesday.

The first half was dominated by Broughton from the opening whistle and their pressure paid off as Junior Cesar Gonzalez played a free kick to the head of Senior Joe Ruslander who headed it home to make it 1-0. (VIDEO)

Just a few minutes later, the boys made it 2-0 as Andrew Rossetti took a long pass and played it right to the foot of Lucas Beeson whose shot deflected off a defender but was always headed to the back of net. (VIDEO)

Broughton continued their pressure and Donovan Nicholson had a shot hit off the post.  Then, in what seemed like their only chance of the first half, Gibbons played a through ball for a goal and that made the halftime score 2-1.

The second half started strong for Gibbons and only thanks to the efforts of Sophomore GK Ryan Meredith and the back line of Esteban, Lex, Jacob, Graham, Ivey, Joe and Duncan did keep the score at 2-1.  About 20 minutes into the second half, Broughton got what turned out to be the winning goal as Andrew's corner kick was perfectly headed home by Sophomore Bryce Meredith to give the Caps the 3-1 advantage.

The Crusaders then scored off a free kick which was caused by the worst foul call ever in a HS soccer game.  Coach Brannan seemed to agree...

However, with only 10 minutes to play in the match, Sophomore Andrew Rossetti was fouled in the box and slotted home the PK to give the Caps their final goal and the 4-2 victory. (VIDEO)

This victory was a total team effort by the boys and we'll need to continue this good play to make a run in the 4A Playoffs.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Caps Draw Gibbons in First Round Soccer Playoff Game

The brackets for the 4A NCHSAA Soccer Playoffs were announced yesterday and the Broughton Capitals were given an 11th seed and will be facing #6 Cardinal Gibbons on Saturday at 2:00P at Cardinal Gibbons HS. The winner of this game will face the winner of the East Wake/71st match on Tuesday evening.

Here are a few pieces of information for the game:

Cardinal Gibbons 
15-2-3 (10-1-1)
Coach: Tim Healy

Common Opponents:
Green Hope - they lost 1-2 we lost 1-4
Leesville Road - they beat 1-0 and we lost 0-1 and 2-4
Apex - they beat 5-1 we beat 3-2

Key Players:
Jack Donovan - Senior
Dylan Lane - Sophomore
Jackson Hollenbach - Junior
Daniel Gigliotti - Senior
Ben Page - Junior
Should be a great game and we hope that anyone in town will make their way to CGHS to root the boys on.