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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Caps Golf Starts Season Strong

The Cap's Men's Golf team started the 2017 season strong winning the first Cap 8
Conference Match of the Year.  Playing the lighting fast greens at the Wakefield Plantation Course the Caps carded a score of 146 which is ten shots better than the closest competitor. 

The Caps had very balanced scoring led by Sophomore Biggs Hawley who earned medalist honors for the event.  The scores that counted for Broughton in the nine hole match included:

Biggs Hawley (Sophomore) 35
Jimbo Stanley (Senior)         36
Patrick Carlin (Junior)          37
Frank Gilliam ( Freshman)   38

Other strong scores for Broughton included Junior Colby Mitchell with a 39 and Freshman Peter Fountain with a 39. 

The Caps return to action Friday at the Keith Hills High School Invitational. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Playoff Buzzer-Beater Win by Boy's Basketball

HSOT:  Jalen Finch drove to the basket and hit a buzzer-beater as Broughton upset Hillside in the first round of the 4A boys basketball state playoffs, 44-42.

Read more and watch the game winning shot >>

Monday, February 20, 2017

Nash Philbeck is a State Champion; Christian Hite places 4th

Nash Philbeck got hot and stayed hot during his run to capture the NCHSAA 4A individual wrestling State Championship at 145 lbs. Nash went 4-0 and defeated #7 ranked Noah Shaw from Mooresville 4-1, and also #1 ranked Diavantae Reddick from Ben Smith High School, 12-9 in a wild high scoring affair in the finals. You can read the N&O's article and watch the final match here:

Christian Hite also has officially arrived as one of the state's best. Christian won his first two matches to make it to the semifinals and stands proudly on the podium taking 4th. He defeated #7 ranked Daniel Goke from Page and #8 ranked Hunter Yost from Holly Springs to earn his hardware.

Braxton May-Nicholson and Nic Valdespino also won matches competing at the state tournament. Braxton defeated Laney's Cael Willis, the #6 ranked 4A wrestler at 152 before defaulting. Nic avenged a loss from this tournament a year ago by defeating Hough High's ranked wrestler, Carson Pervier.

Congrats to the Caps historic season!

State Champ, Nash Philbeck

Christian Hite, Asst. Coach Charles Blumell,
Nash Philbeck and Asst. Coach David Logan

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Caps Wrestling Makes History - Four Advance to States

Despite only qualifying six of 14 weight classes for the Regional Tournament this weekend at Knightdale High School, our Caps made it count as an unprecedented four wrestlers will move on to compete in the NCHSAA State Championships next weekend at the Greensboro Coliseum. This is the most in BHS history, and the first time we have had four wrestlers ranked in the top 10 statewide.

Of the 25 4A high schools in the Mid-East Region, only the top 16 wrestlers in each weight class qualify for the Regional tournament. On Friday and Saturday, the boys competed in a bracket of 16 wrestlers in their respective weight class.

Nash Philbeck, (30-4) emerged as a Regional Champion at 145 lbs. after taking out #2 state-ranked Delante Robinson of Cary in the finals. Nash dominated his opponent who was previously undefeated at 40-0 form start to finish as Nash's relentless pace and unpredictability were too much for the Cary wrestler.

Christian Hite, (29-6) went a perfect 4-0- to also become a Regional Champ at 160 lbs. Christian won his finals match-up against #10 state-ranked Hunter Yost of Holly Springs in an exciting sudden-victory overtime match where Christian's patience and gas tank won the day.

Braxton May-Nicholson, (29-3) went 2-0 on his way to the Region finals in the 152 lbs. bracket. Braxton defeated #4 ranked Sherriff Njie of Heritage 12-5 in the semi-finals to advance to the championship match where he dropped a close decision to #2 ranked Nate Kinsey of Cary.

Nic Valdespino, (28-5) won his first 3 matches taking out #8 ranked Logan Perentis of Holly Springs in the semi-finals of the 132 lbs class. This match was also a sudden victory overtime thriller where Nic finished a shot on the edge of the mat to win. Nic dropped the finals match to #5 ranked Dan Mills of Leesville.

Andrew Maxwell and Patrick Maxwell, also were regional qualifiers and competed for the Caps with pride. The NCHSAA State Championship Tournament is Thursday-Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum.

BHS 2017 Regional Qualifiers. Front Row: Christian Hite, Nash Philbeck, Braxton
May-Nicholson, Andrew Maxwell. Back Row: Patrick Maxwell, Nic Valdespino

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Messenger sets State record

Both the men’s and women’s swimming teams performed well at the North Carolina 4A State Championships held Friday at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary. The teams were led by Jack Messenger, who won two state championships, set one state record, set two school records, was named All-American in two events, and was named MVP of the meet.
  The women’s team finished 13th in the State.  Maria Baric took 2nd in the 50 free, setting a new school record and making an All-American consideration time.  She also took 6th in the breaststroke.  Genna Brewer took 9th in the 50 free.  The 200 free relay consisting of Genna Brewer, Alex Smalto, Stella Kempf, and Maria Baric took 9th and set a new school record.  The same group took 16th in the 400 free relay.
 The men’s team finished 10th in the state.  Jack Messenger won both the 50 free and the 100 free with automatic All-American times. (Having won the 100 freestyle in 2016, he now has back to back championships in that event.) Jack set new school records in both events and set a new state record in the 100 free with a time of 44.64.  Smith Moran took 11th in the 500 free.  The 400 free relay consisting of Richie Soltis, Smith Moran, David Washburn, and Jack Messenger took 10th and set a new school record. It was a thrilling end to a great season.

Holt Gray Takes 2nd in 4A State Dive Meet

Holt Gray took the silver in the 4 A NCHSAA Dive Meet on Thursday. Bennett Butler placed 12th  and Jacob Wells placed 17th. In the women's competition, Annie Urish placed 24th. The meet was very competitive and our BHS divers did a great job.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Lady Caps Beat Heritage in Season Final

The JV Girl's Basketball team hosted the Heritage Huskie's for their final game of the season. Leading the entire game, The Lady Caps won 28-24. Their season record was 6-15 finishing strong by winning 4 of their last 5 games.

See Game Photos >>

Basketball Wraps Up Season with Heritage Win

The JV Boy's Basketball team hosted Heritage for the final game of the season. 
They beat the Huskies 63-47. 

They were 21-2 overall and 13-1 in the Cap 8 conference.

See Game Photos >>

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Broughton’s Jack Messenger wants to win for retiring swimming coach Richard Dubois

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Teams Split Wins with Enloe on Senior Night

The Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball teams honored their Seniors Tuesday night.

Manager Faith Brim
#14 Jessica Dixon
#24 Tamia Parent
#22 Jack Holloway
#2 Jimbo Stanley

Enloe defeated the girls and the boys defeated Enloe.

See the highlights from both games:
Girl's Varsity Photos
Boy's Varsity Photos

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Boy's Varsity Basketball Comeback Win

After being down 12 points at the half on the road at Wakefield, the Boy's Varsity Basketball team eliminated the deficit and took back lead in the 4th quarter. In the final minute they held off the Wolverines who had a last second 3 point shot opportunity to take the game into OT.

Broughton 56 | Wakefield 53

Video Highlights >>

School Records Fall at Eastern Regional Swimming and Diving Championships

    The Broughton Men's and Women's swimming and diving teams swam and dove extremely well as the men took 4th in the region and the women took 9th.    New school records were set by Jack Messenger in the 50 free where he swam an All-American qualifying time; Holt Gray in diving; Carson Harvey, Alex Smalto, Genna Brewer, and Maria Baric in the 200 free relay; Maria Baric in the 100 breaststroke; and Richie Soltis, Smith Moran, David Washburn, and Jack Messenger in the 400 free relay.  Maria swam an All-American consideration time in the 50 free and Jack swam an All-American consideration time in the 100 free.  The team results are as follows:

200 Medley Relay: Grace Fine, Alex Smalto, Stella Kempf, and Carson Harvey – 12th
      Liam Lawless, Jeffrey Whittington, Zach Benson, and Richie Soltis – 15th
200 freestyle:  Genna Brewer – 17th
                          David Washburn 10th
200 IM: Alex Smalto – 17th, Grace Fine 23rd
             Smith Moran - 7th
50 freestlye: Maria Baric 3rd, Genna Brewer 8th, and Carson Harvey 27th
                      Jack Messenger – 1st
Diving: Annie Urish -  8th, Emily Urish -  9th
            Holt Gray – 1st, Bennett Butler  - 5th, Jacob Wells – 7th, and Kel McLester – 11th 
100 butterfly:  Zach Benson – 17th
100 freestyle: Jack Messenger – 1st
500 freestyle:  Stella Kempf – 12th
                          Smith Moran – 6th and David Washburn 9th
200 free relay: Carson Harvey, Alex Smalto, Genna Brewer, Maria Baric – 7th
                          Richie Soltis, Smih Moran, David Washburn, and Jack Messenger  9th
100 breaststroke:  Maria Baric 5th, Alex Smalto 20th
                                 Richie Soltis 14th, Jeffrey Whittington 21st
400 free relay: Carson Harvey, Stella Kempf, Genna Brewer, Maria Baric – 8th
                           Richie Soltis, Smith Moran, David Washburn, Jack Messenger – 4th

Those who placed 8th place or better will go on the State Championships next week.

-Coach Dubois 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

BHS Volleyball Player to Play for East Tennessee State

Kalee Vandershorst to play volleyball for the Buccaneers at East Tennessee State next season.

See her in action >>

Caps Football Player Signs with Campbell

Sam Thorne has signed with Campbell University to play football next season.

Highlights from His Senior Season >>