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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Swimming and Diving CAP 8 Results

2017 CAP 8 Conference Championship - 1/28/2017 Team Rankings 
Women : 1. Leesville  661.50   2. Enloe 387   3. Broughton 277   4.Sanderson 270   5. Millbrook 246.50 
6.  Heritage 221  7Wakefield 144   8. Wake Forest 64 

Men: 1.  Enloe 423   2.  Sanderson  384.50   3. Millbrook 372.50   4.Broughton 367  5Wakefield  250
6.  Leesville 238  7. Heritage 222  8. Wake Forest  56

    The Broughton swimming and diving teams performed well at the conference championships yesterday.  The women were led by Maria Baric who took a 5th place and a 2nd place and Genna Brewer who took a 3rd and a 4th place.  The men were led by Jack Messenger who won two golds, Holt Gray who won one gold, Smith Moran who took a 4th and a 2nd, and David Washburn who took a 4thand 6th.  Many swimmers improved their times dramatically.  Katherine Krause cut 4 seconds in the 200 freeSmith  Moran dropped 3 seconds in the 200 IM and 6 seconds in the 500 free, Grace Kozubowski cut almost 3 seconds in the 100 free and 3 seconds in the backstroke, Maria Baric dropped 3 seconds in the 100 free, John Michael Curtis dropped 4 seconds in the 100 free, and Avery Schrage dropped 7 seconds in the 500 free.  The team is now preparing for the Eastern Regional Competition which will be held next weekend.
Many other swimmers also lowered their times, but it was the men divers who particularly shined, combining for a massive 70 points!    All individuals who scored points in the meet are listed below.
200 free  Maria Baric 3rd, Stella Kempf 10thLauren Morris 16th.  David Washburn 4th, Liam Lawless 12th, Ethan Harrop 15th.
200 IM – Alex Smalto 6th, Grace Fine 7th.  Smith Moran 4th, Jeffrey Whittington 10th, John Washburn 11th.
50 free – Genna Brewer 3rd, Carson Harvey 11th.  Jack Messenger 1st, Emerson Blanchard 11th.
Diving – Annie Urish 3rd, Emily Urish 7th.  Holt Gray 1st, Jacob Wells 4thKel McLester 6th, Bennett Butler 8th, Liam Norris 11th, Hayes Derbyshire 12th.
100 fly – Grace Fine 8th.  Zach Benson 8th
100 free – Maria Baric 2ndGenna Brewer 4th.  Jack Messenger 1st, Ethan Harrop 12th.
500 free – Stella Kempf 5th, Lauren Morris 12th.  Smith Moran 2nd, David Washburn 6th, Avery Schrage 14th.
100 back – Grace Kozubowski 16th, Liam Lawless 10thJohnWashburn 14th.
100 breast – Alex Smalto 8th, Richie Soltis 9thJeffrey Whittington 10th.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Sisters Dive in the Cap 8 Championship

Annie and Emily Urish represented Broughton in the Cap 8 Diving Championships and placed 3rd and 7th in the conference.

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Boys Varsity Basketball at Leesville

Highlights from 1/24/27.

Photos from the game >>

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wrestling Preps for Post Season

Led by a nucleus of five wrestlers who have each won more than 20 individual matches, BHS wrestling has completed the regular season and is now preparing for the post season.  The Caps have picked up conference dual victories over rivals Sanderson, Enloe, Wakefield and Heritage.

Individually the team boasts a core group of elite ranked wrestlers:

Senior 152 lb. Braxton May-Nicholson who returned to BHS after a year at Middle Creek where he was a State Qualifier is currently 24-2 and has racked up individual tourney Championships at the Buzzard Brawl hosted by Campbell University and at the Matthews/Griffin/Burt Memorial at Broughton. Braxton also was the runner-up both at the Boneyard Bash at Jack Britt and at the prestigious WRAL Holiday tournament.

Junior 145 lb. Nash Philbeck, a returning State Qualifier, has rolled to a 26-4 record with a Championship at the Matthews/Griffin/Burt. Nash also enjoyed runner-up finishes at WRAL, Wilder Invitational in Rocky Mount, and the Buzzard Brawl. He also placed at the Boneyard. Nash is closing in on the coveted 100-win mark with 90 career victories.

Junior 132 lb. Nic Valdespino also a returning State Qualifier has pushed his record to 25-4 with a Championship at the Buzzard Brawl. Nic also earned hardware by placing at the the Boneyard, WRAL and the Matthews/Griffin/Burt. Nic's career win total is also closing in on 100 with 91 career victories.

Junior 160 lb. Christian Hite has emerged as one of the area's best with a 23-6 record and secured Championships at the Matthews/Griffin/Burt and the Wilder Invitational. Christian also was the runner-up at the Boneyard.

Junior 138 lb. Patrick Maxwell  has been a constant grinder in the lineup and also has hit the 20 win mark with a record of 21-8. Patrick has gotten to the podium by placing at the Matthews/Griffin/Burt, Wilder and at the Buzzard. Other big contributors for the Caps are 120 lb. Dominic Ashford with 17 wins and 170/182lb Andrew Maxwell with 10 wins as he has fought back from an early season injury. 

The Caps will be in action this weekend at the Cap 8 Conference Tournament and then again at the NCHSAA 4A Mideast Regionals for individual births to the State Championship.

Braxton May-Nicholson is having
a stellar senior season

Nic Valdespino took 1st at the Buzzard Brawl
at Campbell University and has 91 career wins

Nash Philbeck leads the
2017 Caps in wins with 26
Patrick Maxwell has been a constant grinder
on this year's squad

Christian Hite as emerged as one of the area's best

Caps ready to compete at the Boneyard Bash at Jack Britt HS

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Swimmers Set Two School Records

     At this week’s swim meet against Enloe, Garner, and Southeast Raleigh, both Maria Baric and Jack Messenger set new school records.  Maria swam a 1:07.77 in the 100 breaststroke and Jack Messenger swam a 21.41 in the 50 freestyle.  Both these swimmers led the CAPS to almost upsetting favored Enloe.  Enloe had beaten the women by 51 points earlier in the season and this time they edged out the CAPS by only 14.  Earlier in the season the Enloe men beat the CAPS by 11 and this time they won by only 7.  Great swims were had by many swimmers, especially Richie Soltis, John Michael Curtis, Chaise McMillan, and Andrew Phillips.  The men raised their record for the season to 11-3-1 and the women raised their record to 10-5 as both teams defeated Garner and Southeast Raleigh.
     The swimmers and divers are preparing for next week’s conference championships.  The diving portion will be held on Thursday, January 26 beginning at 5:00 at NCSU.  The swimming portion will be held Saturday afternoon, 1pm, January 28 at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary. 
Richard Dubois

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

JV Girls Basketball vs. Enloe

The JV girls basketball team hosted Enloe January 17. The Caps leading scorers were Trinity Harris and Kate Livesay both scoring six points. Enloe won the game 43-25.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Varsity Basketball - Caps vs. Huskies

The Heritage varsity boys and girls basketball teams both won their championship games at the end of last month at the John Wall Holiday Invitational. Last night in the Holliday gym they used that on recent on court experience to their advantage. Both Caps boys and girls varsity teams were ousted by the Cap 8 Huskies.

The Broughton boy's were led by Carson McCorkle with 14 points, Jalen Finch with 12 points and Jessup Lowe with 10 points.

Here are photos from each game:

Broughton vs. Heritage Varsity Girls

Broughton vs. Heritage Varsity Boys

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Baseball Family Needs Help

Jere Morton III, BHS class of 1977 and father of current head Coach Jere Morton IV, needs our support. Jere had a terrible accident while attending a close family friend’s wedding in Mexico last week. He fell and hit his head causing multiple areas of bleeding in his brain. The good news is he is doing much better and is expected to be able to leave the hospital and fly home soon. The bad news is Jere is between insurance polices at the time and the Hotel / Medical facilities would not do anything until the family authorized them to charge their credit cards to pay for all the treatment. Now the family has maxed out their credit lines and in need our help.

The Broughton Baseball family has a long history of helping out fellow family members in need. Please take the time to read the whole story and make a donation to support Jere and his family.

No donation is too small. Here is the link to the GoFundMe Page.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Broughton vs. Wakefield Basketball Quad

With the forecast for snow on Friday, January 6, the varsity basketball games were rescheduled for Thursday, January 5th. The JV games were already on the calendar so the night became a quad of basketball. The mini tournament was a split. The Wakefield girl's teams were victorious and the Broughton boy's teams got the W.

Here are photos from the boy's games:

JV Boys Broughton vs. Wakefield

Varsity Boys Broughton vs. Wakefield

John Wall Holiday Invitational Recap

The Men's Varsity Basketball Team played three games as the host of the John Wall Holiday Invitational. They were defeated by Charlotte's Cox Mill and Cap 8's Leesville. With their win in the final game against Southern Durham they finished 7th in the David West bracket.

Here are photo recaps from each game:

Broughton vs. Cox Mill

Broughton vs. Leesville

Broughton vs. Southern Durham