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Monday, October 16, 2017

Broughton -- Next 5 Years and Beyond...

Broughton Sports Fans - Join us THIS THURSDAY for Broughton High School: the Next Five Years and Beyond…

DATE: October 19th
TIME: 6 p.m.
PLACE: BHS Diane Payne Auditorium

The presentation will feature Principal Elena Ashburn outlining her strategic vision for BHS's future. The program will also showcase BHS’s top organizations instrumental in helping support that vision - the CAPS CLUB athletic boosters, Academic Boosters, PTSA, and the Capital Foundation. 

The audience will include stakeholders interested in BHS’s future - current, future and former parents, students, grandparents, friends, neighbors and community members.  PLEASE ATTEND AND INVITE ANYONE YOU THINK MIGHT BE INTERESTED.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Caps Split W's with the Lions

On Thursday night the Broughton JV football hosted Leesville. This was their first meeting in 3 years. The past two season the games weren't played due to thunder and rain and never rescheduled.

Friday night the Caps traveled to Leesville with hopes of spoiling the Pride's Homecoming.

JV | Broughton 23 - Leesville 12
Varsity | Broughton 14 - Leesville 33

JV Pix:
Varsity Pix:

Friday, October 13, 2017

Caps Men's Soccer Gets Revenge Against Enloe 2-1

It seems like it is always cloudy and raining when we play at Enloe. And in a rescheduled game from Wednesday, Broughton (11-4, 5-3) moved to stand alone third place in the Cap-7 with a 2-1 victory at Enloe - which was payback for their victory against us a few weeks ago.

The first half of the game was very even with both teams having opportunities to score. Senior Ahmed Magoub and Junior John White had several good first half chances.  However, it was the middle of the Caps lineup: Senior Cesar Gonzalez, Senior Lex Varani and Junior Logan Hunter who established their presence in this first half as Enloe would continually move the ball through the middle and continually they - with help from Captain Clay Oxford - thwarted every Eagle attack.  The first half ended 0-0.

Coach Brannan's talk at halftime proved successful as the Caps came out and got 2 goals in the first 20 minutes: the first from Ahmed, who took a nice chipped in pass from Junior Andrew Rossetti around the excellent Enloe GK to give us our first goal.  Then, Sophomore Parker Willis delivered a beautiful long free kick to the top of the box where Senior Lex Varani headed it backwards past the Enloe GK who had been running out to stop the initial pass.

Enloe then showed why they are in second place in the Cap-7 and took it to us for 10 minutes finally getting a well deserved goal to make it 2-1.  However, the last 10 minutes was all Caps and we came away with the 2-1 victory.  A special shout out to the entire DEF last night: including Clay, Lex and Logan, but also Senior Ewan Reynolds, Juniors Duncan Coffey/Ivey O'Brien and Sophomore Jack Eubank.  The Cap-7 leading scorer for Enloe (Harry Cooper) had 0 points in this game - and he's an excellent player. 

The end of the game got a little testy as - not surprisingly - Enloe didn't enjoy our celebration at midfield (as we didn't enjoy theirs a few weeks ago).  However, cooler heads prevailed and both teams should be proud of the game and both will be tough outs come playoff time.

Next game is Monday (Oct 16) v Leesville Road - which is SENIOR NIGHT - and we'd ask that all BHS family, friends and supporters come out and show appreciation to the boys who have worked so hard for this team. (As well, we can also get some revenge against Leesville who beat us 1-0).

Sko Caps!!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Lady Caps Show Heart at Cap7A Tournament

The Cap 7A Women's Tennis tournament began today at Millbrook Exchange Tennis Park. Representing Broughton at the tournament were Junior Becket Waters and Freshman Trevlyn Roberts in singles play. Also representing Broughton were two doubles teams, Senior Elizabeth Bell and Junior Meg Hardesty and Senior Becca Pharr and Junior Katie Burroughs.

Pharr and Burroughs fought with true grit in the first round but lost a heartbreaker of a match to Rogers and Ye from Enloe, 9-11.

Bell and Hardesty defeated Callus and Johnson of Southeast 10-0 in the first round. They lost to Holshouser and Craft of Sanderson 0-10 in the second round but came back in the third round to defeat Cirillo and Shea from Millbrook, 10-1.

Becket Waters received a first round bye, then defeated Schenberger of Sanderson, 10-2 in the second round. Waters then defeated Taranto of Millbrook, 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 {14-12} to advance to the finals. She will face Sibel Tanik of Sanderson for the Cap 7A Singles Championship tomorrow!

Trevlyn Roberts also had a first round bye. She lost to Battle of Enloe 6-10 in the second round after a rain delay. However, Trevlyn showed true heart and determination upsetting Kruger of Cardinal Gibbons in the third round 2-6, 6-1 1-0 {10-7}.

Elizabeth, Meg, Becket and Trevlyn all advance to regional play next weekend in Wrightsville Beach to represent the Cap7A. Cheer them on next week as they travel and fight to bring home more wins for the Lady Caps!

Caps Men's Soccer Dominates SE Raleigh 7-1

It was the Cesar Gonzalez show last night for Broughton (10-4, 4-3) as the Senior had his first ever hat trick to help lead us past SE Raleigh 7-1.


Cesar opened up the scoring right away with 2 goals in the first 15 minutes - this first off an assist from Junior John White and the second from Senior Erik Johnsen to make it 2-0.  Then, in a play that helped Broughton defend the lead, an indirect free kick was called in the box against us and we lined up the entire team on the goal line to stop the upcoming shot. The wall, led by Senior Harrison Lee and Junior Ivey O'Brien ran out and Senior Clay Oxford blocked the shot and thwarted the attack.

After that there were goals-a-plenty as follows:

Erik Johnsen from Scott Rostick (Jr.) - great team goal
John White from Parker Willis (So.)
Carter Gasia (Jr.) from Andrew Rossetti (Jr.)
Cesar from Tzo (So.)
Carter Gasia from Ahmed Magoub (Sr.)

Photos from the game are linked here: Marc Ridel

With the victory, the Caps moved to 3rd place in the Cap-7 and have a showdown on Wednesday against Enloe @ Enloe.  Please make the short drive out to Enloe on Wednesday to cheer the boys on.

Sko Caps!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Cheerleaders Pep Up Homecoming

The JV and Varsity Cheerleading squads both performed at the 2017 Broughton Homecoming pep rally. Following they each had floats in the Homecoming parade.

Pep Rally and Parade Photos

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Lady Caps Hit the Gridiron

On Tuesday night as a part of Homecoming Week, the football field became home for Powderpuff football games. The Sophomores defeated the Freshmen 28-14. The rest of the games ended in ties. Seniors vs Faculty 7-7. The Juniors and Seniors ended in overtime 21-21.

Photo Story:
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Seniors Celebrate as Lady Caps Tennis defeats Millbrook

(L to R) Seniors Becca Pharr, Eliza Marlowe, Bella DeVivo, Janie Grace Gilbert and Elizabeth Bell with Coach Dale Roane before their final match as Lady Caps vs. Millbrook.

Senior Day for the Broughton Women's Tennis saw the high school careers of Elizabeth Bell, Becca Pharr, Eliza Marlowe, Janie Grace Gilbert and Bella DeVivo come to a close with a great win over the Millbrook Wildcats, 7-2. Elizabeth Bell and Becca Pharr claimed victory on the #5 and 6 singles courts and as doubles partners on the #2 doubles court. Janie Grace Gilbert teamed up with Junior Meg Hardesty to claim the #1 doubles victory. While it has been a year of growth for the Lady Caps, the contributions of the Senior Women are greatly appreciated! All in the Broughton Tennis Family will miss them as they go onto college and life beyond.
The Lady Caps will play in the Cap7A Tournament next Tuesday and Wednesday at Millbrook Exchange Park. Come out and support the Lady Caps in the tournament!


B. Waters (BHS) def. B. Taranto (MB), 6-2, 6-1; T. Roberts (BHS) def. S. Cirillo (MB), 6-2, 6-2; M. Hardesty (BHS) def. A. Shea (MB), 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 {10-7}; K. Sears (MB) def. K. Burroughs (BHS), 6-1, 6-4; E. Bell (BHS) def. R. Gittleman (MB), 6-4, 6-2; B. Pharr (BHS) def. S. Adams (MB), 6-0, 6-3


Hardesty/Gilbert (BHS) def. Taranto/Adams (MB) 8-5; Pharr/Bell (BHS) def. Shea/Sears (MB), 8-4; Cirillo/Gittleman (MB) def. Camak/DeVivo (BHS), 8-6

Caps Men's Soccer Defeats Millbrook 6-2

After a string of defeats to start the Cap-7 season, Broughton (9-4, 3-3) rode the hat trick of Senior Ahmed Magoub to defeat Millbrook 6-2.

The first half was the Ahmed Magoub show as the Senior started off the scoring with a nice finish off a deflected shot to make it 1-0 and then scored on a great header from a Sophomore Jack Eubank cross to make it 2-0.

Millbrook scored to start the second half, but the Caps did not panic in a game that they were in complete control of from start to finish.  Junior John White was involved in 3 of the next 4 goals and started off with a strong run and cross to Junior Andrew Rossetti who poked it home for his 10th goal of the season to make it 3-1.  John then got his own goal by beating two Wildcat defenders and rifling it past the GK to put us 4-1 up.  Then, the goal of the season for the Caps as Andrew Rossetti drove down the right side, put a high cross up to Ahmed - who then scissor kicked in mid air for the 5th goal for the Caps.  The team, coaches and fans went crazy (as did the Millbrook coach who thought it was a high kick).  John White then set up the 6th and final goal with a pretty pass to Junior Lucas Beeson who slotted it home to make the final 6-2 Caps.

While Ahmed was the obvious and deserving POG, the whole team played well and showed the resiliency needed to come back from 4 losses and start a new streak.

We are off the rest of the week and then back in action at home next Monday versus Southeast Raleigh.  Please come out and support Caps Football against Enloe for Homecoming this Friday!!

Here are pictures from the game by Marc Ridel: LINK

Monday, October 2, 2017

Sanderson Tennis defeats Broughton

The Broughton Women's Tennis team visited by the Sanderson Spartans but played on a neutral court at Millbrook Exchange Park on Thursday, September 30. The Lady Caps were overrun by Sanderson sweeping all of the singles courts. The #2 and #3 doubles proved successful for the Broughton Women but proved to be too little, too late. The Lady Caps have Senior Day on Monday, October 2 versus Millbrook. Seniors Elizabeth Bell, Becca Pharr, Eliza Marlowe, Janie Grace Gilbert and Bella DeVivo will be honored for their time and contribution to Broughton Tennis. Come out and support the Senior and the Lady Caps in their final conference match before they play in the Cap7A tournament next week.

S. Tanik (S) def. B Waters (BHS), 6-2, 6-2; J. Craft (S) def. T. Roberts (BHS), 6-1, 6-0; A. Holshouser (S) def. M. Hardesty (BHS), 6-3, 6-2; B. Bollinger (S) def. M. Stewart (BHS), 6-3, 6-3; M. Spickard (S) def. A. Reid (BHS), 6-3, 7-5; M. Shenberger (S) def. B. Pharr (BHS), 6-4, 6-3

Holshouser/Craft (S) def. Waters/Hardesty (BHS) 8-2; Gilbert/Pharr (BHS) def. Johnson/Cheesborough (S), 8-3; Camak/DeVivo (BHS) def. Ricks/Lopez (S), 8-3

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Caps Football Sweeps the Bulldogs

In their first ever Cap-7 conference meetings, both the JV and Varsity football teams defeated Southeast Raleigh. Both games were tightly contested:  JV 14-7, Varsity 35-34.

This week is Homecoming.
Parade - 3pm
Foodtruck Rodeo - 3:30-5:30
Game - 7pm

The Enloe Eagles did not field a JV team this season so their will not be a Thursday night game this week.

JV Game Photos:
Varsity Game Photos:
HSOT Recap
MaxPreps Video Recap

Miss the game? Watch it in it's entirety on HSOT:

Caps Mens Soccer Gets Back on Track 4-1

After a four game losing streak moved the Caps (8-4, 2-3) down the the #10 rank in the N&O, they righted the ship on Wednesday night defeating Sanderson 4-1.

Broughton got on the board early as Junior Andrew Rossetti fed Senior Ahmed Magoub with a nice pass and Ahmed beat the GK for a 1-0 lead.  The Caps struck again and this time Rossetti got the ball to Junior John White who beat his defender and then slotted one in the left corner to make it 2-0.  The Caps controlled the play the remainder of the half and the score remained 2-0.

The second half saw a bit of sloppiness by Broughton and that led to a goal for Sanderson 15 minutes into the second half. However, there was no panic on this night and Junior Ivey O'Brien came off the bench to provide a spark.  First, he stole the ball from Sanderson and played it to Andrew Rossetti who ripped one from 20 yards out into the top right corner to put the game away 3-1.  Not 5 minutes later, Ivey played a beautiful cross from the left side into Junior Lucas Beeson who headed it perfectly across the GK to finish the game 4-1 Caps.

It was a great team effort that saw all the field players get into the game and play well. 

We only have one game this week on Monday, but it is a big one against Millbrook with the winner being 3-3 in the conference and the loser in a 2-4 hole.  Please come out and support the boys!!

Go Caps!

Lady Caps Spike the Spartans

On Thursday, the Lady Caps volleyball teams hosted Sanderson and both swept the Spartans. Their next matches are at Millbrook on Tuesday.

JV Game Photos:

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Lady Caps Golf Places 2nd in Cap-7 Match

The Lady Caps golf team finished second in a Cap-7 tournament at NC State's Lonnie Poole Golf Course on Tuesday.


Caps Volleyball Overcome by Gibbons After Strong Start

The Lady Caps volleyball team came out strong with 2-0 match lead against Cardinal Gibbons. The Crusaders managed to take the outing to a 5th match and reach 15 first.

High School OT has a complete game recap: HSOT Coverage

JV Game Photos:
Varsity Game Photos:

Caps Men's Soccer Loses to #1 in US Cardinal Gibbons

In a game that was as close as the score indicates, the Broughton Capitals (7-4, 1-3) shook off the cobwebs and fought the #1 Ranked team in the United States by MaxPreps - Cardinal Gibbons to a 1-2 loss at home. 

Broughton came out strong and put several chances together early on featuring the front line of Ahmed Magoub, Andrew Rossetti and John White. 

Senior Captain Clay Oxford made an amazing save on a breakaway to keep the score 0-0.

The defense was stout as well led by Lex Varani and Duncan Coffey.  It looked like we were going to get to halftime at 0-0 but Gibbons scored on a free kick and we were down 0-1.

The first 25 minutes Gibbons proved why they are the #1 team in the US as they dominated possession and chances and scored a deserved second goal to make it 0-2. 

However, the Caps then played their best soccer of the past few weeks and put pressure on Gibbons thanks to runs by Ivey O'Brien, Duncan Coffey and Omar Stallings.  The pressure paid off - but too late - as Omar scored on a header from Jack Eubank with less than a minute left and we lost 1-2.

Marc Ridel Photography: PHOTOS

A big thanks to the fans that showed up for the game:

It has been a long 9 days for the Caps who are now 0-4 in their last 4 games being outscored 2-7 in these games.  That said - the goal of making the playoffs is still achievable and start with taking care of business tonight - at home - v Sanderson.   Time to start a new streak - and the good kind.

Go Caps!

Gibbons Edges Caps in Women's Tennis

Junior Meg Hardesty, Freshman Ava Reid and Junior Becket Waters after their singles wins agains Cardinal Gibbons

The Broughton Lady Caps faced the Cardinal Gibbons tennis team at home yesterday. THe Lady Caps were tied at 3-3 after the singles courts with awesome wins from Juniors Becket Waters and Meg Hardesty on the #1 and #3 courts. Also, winning the #5 court in impressive fashion was freshman Ava Reid. Unfortunately, the Caps could not gain an advantage and lost the match 6-3. The Lady Caps are now 3-7 in the Cap 7A and 5-7 overall. The Caps face the Sanderson Spartans at Millbrook Exchange park on Thursday at 3:30pm. Come out and support the Lady Caps!


B. Waters (BHS) def. J. Knors (CG),  6-1, 1-6, 1-0 {12-10}; C. Preti (CG) def. T. Roberts (BHS), 6-2, 6-0; M. Hardesty (BHS) def. L. Rucchio (CG), 6-2, 6-1; E. Kruger (CG) def. E. Bell (BHS), 6-1, 6-2; A. Reid (BHS) def. P. Knorr (CG), 7-5, 6-3; A. Lynch (CG) def. B. Pharr (BHS), 6-4, 6-4

Knors/Kruger (CG) def. Waters/Hardesty (BHS), 8-1; Preti/Collard (CG) def. Bell/Camak (BHS) 8-4; Rucchio/Strickland (CG) def. Gilbert/Pharr (BHS) 8-3

Friday, September 22, 2017

Caps JV Soccer Outscored by Imps

After a thunder delay, the Broughton JV soccer team hosted Cary Thursday night. The game was played with a 30 minute halves and a running clock. In the second half, Sophomore Harrison Denning was able to score after the ball came lose by the Cary keeper. Soon afterwards Cary tied the game. With under 2 minutes, the Imps scored again eliminating a potential tie.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Caps Volleyball Sweeps Leesville

The varsity volleyball team picked up a Cap-7 win against Leesville on Wednesday. It wasn't until the second match that Leesville pulled back late to put pressure on the Lady Caps. After the game, coach Freeman complimented the team for maintaining their composure.

S1 25-15
S2 25-22
S3 25-18

The Caps travel to Cardinal Gibbons on Tuesday for their second meeting of the season.

Game Highlights:
High School OT:

#2 Caps Soccer Suffer Another Tough Defeat 1-0

The goal drought continued for the #2 Caps (7-2, 1-2) as they suffered another 0-1 loss to a conference opponent - Leesville Road proving that the Cap-7 is the toughest 4A soccer conference in North Carolina.

The Caps started out strong again as Junior Andrew Rossetti hit the post with a header and then saw a pass to Junior John White stopped by a great save from the Leesville Road GK.  Then Junior Lucas Beeson tested the GK with a header and shot that was saved.  Senior Harrison Lee had maybe the best shot of the game from 20 yards out sail just high. Freshman Omar Stallings made several runs and put crosses into the box which couldn't find the targets.  Defensively, Junior GK Hector Martinez played a great first half and came out several times to stop Leesville chances.

The second half was much like this first and the Caps took the game to Leesville, but couldn't break through the 5 defenders and GK. Cesar, Andrew, Lucas, John and Omar again had chances that were either just wide or stopped by Leesville.  With 10 minutes to go, Leesville got a header goal in the box and that score remained unchanged giving us the L.

As frustrating as the loss was, the boys are playing well and are just missing that little bit to finish the games off as they should.  It is coming.

They play their last non-conference game of the season tonight at 6p versus Cary (who made it to the third round of the playoffs last year).  Please come out and support the Caps.