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Thursday, August 31, 2017

#3 Caps Win 3-2 for Comeback Victory at Wakefield

In a game where the #3 Caps (4-0, 0-0) found themselves down 0-2 after 20 minutes, the boys fought back and won in thrilling fashion 3-2 to stay undefeated for the season.

Broughton started the game on the back foot, and Wakefield capitalized with two well earned goals: the first a header directly off a long throw in (sound familiar) and then a header off a cross.

However, the team showed no panic and began to wear down the Wolverines and equalized with 8 minutes left on a Senior Erik Johnsen goal from Junior Ivey O'Brien cross to make the halftime score 1-2.

The second half was total domination for the Caps and there wasn't even a direct shot on goal for Wakefield.  Juniors Andrew Rossetti and Lucas Beeson had multiple chances either saved by the GK, or just miss the post.  Finally, the pressure paid off as Andrew Rossetti crossed the ball into Erik Johnsen - who headed it off the post and into the path of Ivey O'Brien for the tying score.

After many more shots by Andrew, Lucas and Freshman Omar Stallings, the Caps finally took the lead for good on a PK by Lucas Beeson.

A special shout out is in order for the Defense - who with the exception of two headers, shut Wakefield down: Seniors: Ewan Reynolds, Lex Varani, Juniors: Dante Oliva, Logan Hunter and Sophmore Jack Eubank.

The sign of a good team is to get a result when you don't play your best - so there is still much hope for the season.  Next Game: Tuesday, September 5th at home versus Athens Drive.  Have a great Labor Day Weekend and #skocaps!!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Caps Fall to Gibbons

The Lady Caps faced an overly talented Cardinal Gibbons tennis team. Broughton fought with spirit but fell 0-9. Senior Elizabeth Bell had the strongest game of the match, forcing her opponent to a match tiebreaker. After a medical delay in being evaluated for a rolled ankle, Elizabeth toughed out the tiebreaker, losing 7-10. The Caps face rival Sanderson on the Tuesday after Labor Day and travel to Millbrook on Thursday. Come out and support our awesome Lady Caps Tennis Team!


Knors (CG) def. B. Waters (BHS), 6-1, 6-4; Galush (CG) def. T. Roberts (BHS) 6-3, 6-0, Preti (CG) def. M. Hardesty (BHS), 6-0, 6-1; Fitzgerald (CG) def. E. Bell (BHS), 4-6, 6-1, 0-1 {10-7}; Kruger (CG) def. A. Reid (BHS), 6-0, 6-0; Knorr (CG) def. A. Camak (BHS), 6-3, 6-3


Knors/Galush (CG) def. B. Waters/M. Hardesty (BHS), 8-2; Preti/Ruocchio (CG) def. T. Roberts/JG Gilbert (BHS), 8-2; Kruger/Lynch (CG) def. E. Bell/A. Camak (BHS), 8-3

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Caps Downed in Doubles by Leesville Road

The Lady Caps fought a nailbiter today coming down to the last match against Leesville Road. Unfortunately, Leesville prevailed by 2 games and won the match 5-4. Juniors Becket Waters and Meg Hardesty and Freshman Trevlyn Roberts rocked the #1, 2 and 3 singles courts against the Lady Pride. Doubles wins just were not in the cards for the #1 and 2 courts for the Lady Caps today. Senior Elizabeth Bell and Sophomore Addie Camak dominated their counterparts in #3 doubles 8-0. The Caps are now 3-2 overall and 1-2 in the Cap 7A conference.  In show of true sportsmanship, the Broughton Women consented to move the match from Thursday to Wednesday for new Cap 7A member Cardinal Gibbons. The match time is 4pm tomorrow for three consecutive matches in a row. Come out to give them support and cheer on the Lady Caps!


B. Waters (BHS) def. K. Rigsby (LR), 6-1, 6-0; T. Roberts (BHS) def. C. Clark (LR), 6-2, 6-0; M. Hardesty (BHS) def. I. Michalakas (LR), 6-1, 6-3; H. Alvis (LR) def. E. Bell (BHS), 6-1, 6-0; A. Mataka (LR) def. A. Reid (BHS), 6-2, 6-2; A. Stillwell (LR) def. M. Stewart (BHS)6-0, 6-0


Rigsby/Clark (LR) def. B. Waters/M. Hardesty (BHS) 8-6; Alvis/Mataka (LR) def. T. Roberts/ B. Pharr (BHS) 8-3; E. Bell/ A. Camak (BHS) def. Michalakas/Dwomah (LR), 8-0

Monday, August 28, 2017

Lady Caps Tennis Annihilates Athens Drive

Some of the Broughton Lady Caps enjoying their teammates' matches 
L to R: Addie Camak, Elizabeth Bell, Meg Hardesty, Eliza Marlowe, Zoe Durland,
Trevlyn Roberts, Lily Roth, Becket Waters

The Broughton Women's Tennis team came out of their first day of classes determined to win and indeed they did. The Lady Caps defeated Athens Drive 8-1 at the Broughton Tennis courts. Freshman Maia Stewart had a well fought but tough loss on the #1 courts. All other courts were taken by the Caps behind the play of Seniors Becca Pharr, Elizabeth Bell, Janie Grace Gilbert and Bella DeVivo. The Lady Caps host the Leesville Road Lady Pride tomorrow at home at 3:30 pm.

I. Brain (AD) def. M. Stewart (BHS), 3-6, 4-6; A. Camak (BHS) def. O Cassidy (AD) {DF}, 2-0; A. Reid (BHS) def. J. Denton (AD), 6-0, 6-0; B. Pharr (BHS) def. P. Mehta (AD), 6-0. 6-0; JG Gilbert (BHS) def. A. Pickett (AD), 6-0, 6-0; B. DeVivo (BHS) def. A. Jamadar (AD), 6-0. 6-0

A. Camak/ E. Bell (BHS) def. I. Brain/O. Cassidy (AD), 8-1; Z. Durland/B. DeVivo (BHS) def. J. Denton/P.Mehta (AD), 8-2; L. Roth/K. Kennihan (BHS) def. A. Pickett/A. Jamadar (AD), 8-0

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Athens Drive Derails the Caps

Broughton JV and Varsity football took on Athens Road this week. On Thursday the JV team traveled to the new stadium at Athens Drive and fell short 21-12.

The Varsity team hosted Athens Drive Friday night in a whiteout. The first quarter ended scoreless. The Jaguars quickly scored in the second quarter and never gave up the advantage. The Caps found the end zone four times but were outscored 53-28.

Games this week against Cary shift to Wednesday and Thursday to accommodate the holiday weekend.

JV Highlights:
Varsity Highlights:

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Women's Tennis Comes Up Short Against Enloe

The Broughton Lady Caps visited the Enloe Eagles where they fought a hard match but came up short 4-5. Broughton had great doubles play but it was not enough to overcome the loss of the #3, 4, 5, and 6 courts in singles. Freshman Trevlyn Roberts and Junior Katie Burroughs tried to pull out a win but were just shy of doing so. Juniors Becket Waters and Meg Hardesty played a dominant set winning 8-3. Senior Elizabeth Bell and Sophomore Addie Camak also played an awesome doubles game winning 8-2. As school starts next week, the Lady Caps will face Leesville Road at home on Tuesday and on Thursday will travel to new Cap 7A member Cardinal Gibbons for an away match.

B. Waters (BHS) def. N. Price (E), 6-2, 6-4; T. Roberts (BHS) def. C. Battle (E), 7-5, 6-4; A. Lui (E) def. M. Hardesty (BHS), 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 {10-2); S. Komaragiri (E) def. K. Burroughs (BHS), 6-0, 6-3; K. Rogers (E) def. E. Bell (BHS), 6-3, 7-5; J. Ye (E), def. M. Stewart (BHS), 6-3, 6-4

B. Waters/M.Hardesty (BHS) def. N. Price/C. Battle (E), 8-3; A. Lui/S. Komaragiri (E) def. T. Roberts/K. Burroughs (BHS), 8-3; E. Bell/A. Camak (BHS) def. K. Rogers/J.Ye (E), 8-2

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Lady Caps Dominate the Nets

Both tennis and volleyball Lady Caps teams had successful wins earlier this week. The tennis team defeated both Apex and Southeast Raleigh. The volleyball team shutout Knightdale.

See match highlights:
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Volleyball -

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Lady Caps Tennis Sweeps Southeast Raleigh

The Broughton Lady Caps tennis team won their home opener against the Southeast Raleigh Lady Bulldogs, 9-0. The Broughton team may have outplayed the girls from Southeast, but they will not face another team this year with the spirit and sportsmanship exhibited by the Lady Bulldogs. Seniors Eliza Marlowe, Bella DeVivo and Elizabeth Bell led the team to victory on the #1 doubles and #1 singles courts. Freshman Ava Reid, Sophomores Zoe Durland and Macon Porterfield and Junior Kristin Kennihan made their Broughton tennis debuts winning their respective matches. Today's win puts the Lady Caps at 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the Cap 7A conference. The team travels to Enloe on Thursday for an away match. Come out to cheer on the Lady Caps.


E. Bell (BHS) def. L. Tucker (SE), 6-0, 6-0; K. Burroughs (BHS) def. J. Hooker (SE), 6-0, 6-0; M. Stewart (BHS) def. J. Johnson (SE), 6-2, 6-0; A. Camak (BHS) def. S. Chapman (SE), 6-0, 6-0; A. Reid (BHS) def. A. Brower (SE), 6-0, 6-0; J.G. Gilbert (BHS) def. E. Callas (SE), 6-0, 6-0


B. DeVivo/E. Marlowe (BHS) def. L. Tucker/J.Hooker (SE), 8-1; Z. Durland/L. Roth (BHS) def. J. Johnson/S.Chapman (SE), 8-0; K. Kennihan/M. Porterfield (BHS) def. A. Brower/E. Callas (SE), 8-1

#6 Caps Defeat Rolesville for Second Time

In a game that wasn't as close as the score would indicate, the Caps (3-0, 0-0) used a five goal first half to defeat the Rolesville Rams 5-1.

The Caps got off to a quick start as Junior John White scored two goals in the first ten minutes with the first being assisted by Junior Andrew Rossetti - to give Broughton a 2-0 lead.

Rolesville struck back with their only goal and shot of the half to make it 2-1.

Junior Andrew Rossetti then scored his first of two goals from a nice pass from Senior Ahmed Magoub to make it 3-1.

Freshman Omar Stallings was fouled in the box and Senior Cesar Gonzalez slotted home the PK to make it 4-1.

Andrew Rossetti finished off the scoring with a goal in the last minute from an assist from Senior Harrison Lee to close the half at 5-1.

The second half provided a lot of playing time for the entire team and many, many chances, but the score finished 5-1.

The Caps have a 9 day break and will travel up to Wakefield to play the former Cap-8 rival on Wednesday at 6P.  Go Caps!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Women's Tennis Wins in Opener at Green Level

Cheering on the #1 court in the tiebreak

The Women's Tennis Team opened their season today with a strong win against Apex at Green Level High School. The Lady Capitals won all courts except for the #1 court where Junior Becket Waters lost in a heart wrenching tiebreak. Especially impressive were the newest members of the the team, Freshman Trevlyn Roberts playing the #2 court and Freshman Maia Stewart playing the #6 court. Juniors Meg Hardesty and Katie Burroughs along with Senior Elizabeth Bell all won handily. The Lady Caps are now 1-0 for the season. They open the new Cap 7A conference season tomorrow with a home match against Southeast Raleigh. Come out tomorrow and cheer on the Lady Caps to victory at the Broughton High School tennis courts.


G. Cincin (A) def. B. Waters (BHS), 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 {10-5}; T. Roberts (BHS) def. A. Hall (A), 6-0, 6-1; M. Hardesty (BHS) def. R. Murphy (A), 6-0, 6-0; K. Burroughs (BHS) def. K. Griep (A), 6-0, 6-2; E. Bell (BHS) def. C. Battle (A), 6-1, 6-4; M. Stewart (BHS) def. E. Hwang (A) 6-0, 2-6, 1-0 {10-8}


B. Waters/M. Hardesty (BHS) def. G. Cincin/R.Murphy (A), 8-3; T. Roberts/K. Burroughs (BHS) def. A. Hall/K.Greip (A), 8-3; E. Bell/A. Camak (BHS) def. C. Digman/A. Talbott (A), 8-3

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Broughton Bell Rings In New Tradition

At the football game on Friday the team started a new pre-game ritual. They entered the stadium from under the bleachers between the student and band sections. The Broughton bell greeted the players to touch or ring as they made their way to the field.

Come out and be a part of the tradition Friday, August 25 when the Caps take on Athens Drive.

Game highlights:

Friday, August 18, 2017

#8 Caps Defeat Apex 2-0 for 6 Point First Week

In a game that was tied at halftime, the Caps (2-0, 0-0) used tough defense, strong goalkeeping and timely goal in the second half to topple Apex 2-0.

Apex came out strong and dictated a lit of the early play in the first half.  Senior Captain Clay Oxford made several good saves to keep the Cougars off the board.  Chances started coming at the end of the half, as Senior Captain Jack Ashby played some great corner kicks into the box that Junior Bryce Meredith and Senior Ahmed Mahgoub headed at the Apex GK.

The second half was controlled by Broughton and for the second game in a row - Juniors Andrew Rossetti and Lucas Broughton (Captain) combined for a long throw-in goal to put the Caps up 1-0.  That lead was doubled 20 minutes later as Andrew Rossetti took a pass from Senior Cesar Gonzalez and fired it past the Apex keep to make the score 2-0 and close the game out. (Thanks to Marc Ridel Creative for the picture below)

Broughton travels to Rolesville next Monday for their only game of the week.  Looking forward to going to 3-0 and getting ready for former conference opponent Wakefield on the 30th.  #skocaps

Friday Night Lights Kickoff

Tonight is the season-opener for varsity Broughton football. The Caps will play Apex at home. Alumnus and Head Coach Chris Dawson will be leading the team in his second season. In an interview with the N&O he said, “Our worst spring practice this year was better than our best practice from last fall because our work ethic and discipline have improved exponentially.”

Tonight will be an Endowment Game so Caps Passes will not be accepted.

$7 at 7PM

Let's Get It.

Read more here:

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Broughton Soccer Has Strong Opening Week

The varsity soccer team remained undefeated in their second game of the opening week of the season. On Thursday they defeated Apex 2-0. Juniors Lucas Beeson and Andrew Rossetti scored for the Caps.

Game highlights:

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Volleyball Claims Season-Opener

The Capitals started the season with a 25-10, 25-19, 25-13 win over visiting Rolesville on Wednesday night.  Holli Smith served the Caps to a 13-0 lead to begin the first set and Broughton went on to sweep the Rams.

Smith handed out a match-high 32 assists and pounded out 4 aces and Jade Demps piled up 18 kills, 2 aces and 2 blocks. Brittany collected 8 kills, Nan Parrish added 7 kills and Peyton Kendall chipped in 3 kills and 3 blocks.  Alden Willis scooped up 6 digs and Grace Youngblood tallied 2 blocks.

Broughton travels to Charlotte on Saturday to compete in the Best of the Carolinas tournament.  The Caps play Mallard Creek at 10:45am.

News & Observer Area Top 25 Poll (8/14)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

#8 Men's Soccer Wins Home Opener 9-3

It was a great way to open the season for the #8 ranked Broughton Capitals as they used goals from five different players to defeat Rolesville 9-3.

Broughton started quickly and took a 1-0 lead on a header from Junior Lucas Beeson directly off a long throw in into the box by Junior Andrew Rossetti.  After Rolesville tied it up 2 minutes later, Broughton ran off four goals before halftime by Lucas Beeson (2), Senior Erik Johnsen, Junior John White and Freshman Omar Stallings.  Assists to Senior Cesar Gonzalez, Juniors Duncan Coffey & Bryce Meredith along with Erik Johnsen.

The second half started much like the first with Erik Johnsen nabbing his second goal of the night (assist Senior Jack Ashby) right away, but Rolesville got one back on a PK that Sam Vhlapolous got his hand on.

After that Andrew Rossetti got his first goal (assist John White) and second goal (assist Junior Ivey O'Brien) of the season while Lucas Beeson completed his hat trick with a goal off a nice corner kick by Sophomore Jack Eubank.

The Caps play again on Wednesday against Apex at 4:30P for JV and 6:00P for Varsity.  Please come out and support the team.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Football Jamboree

The varsity Broughton football team played in the Southeast Raleigh Jamboree on Saturday.
They faced former Cap-8 schools Garner and Wakefield.

See the highlights:

Friday, August 11, 2017

Football Teams See Purple and Gold

The Broughton JV and Varsity Football teams attended the Holly Springs Jamboree on Wednesday night. It was their first opportunity to line up and face players not on their own team. Holly Springs has the same colors and Broughton so seeing purple and gold on both sides of the ball looked like practice. 

The scrimmages were an opportunity to run plays unlike during a typical game. Each team alternated 10 offensive possessions during a 40 minute running clock. 

The Caps will attend another Jamboree on Saturday, August 12 at Southeast Raleigh High School. Though they don't face The Bulldogs, it will give the teams a chance to visit their home field. The varsity team will return on September 29 to play Southeast Raleigh as part of this season's new Cap-7 conference.

Scrimmage highlights:

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Broughton Soccer: Heritage Jamboree

This Saturday (August 12th), the Broughton Men's Soccer varsity team will travel to Heritage High School for some scrimmages against various local high school teams in preparation for the upcoming season.

8:00A v Apex Friendship HS
9:40A v Green Hope HS (defending State Champion)
10:30A v Durham Jordan

All game are on Field #4 at Heritage.

If you are free, please come out and support the Caps as we prepare to go after the Cap-7 crown.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Broughton Football Summer Training | Day 1

Official NCHSAA Summer Training started on Monday. Players were given a "4 Quarters" conditioning test including sprints, burpees, long jumps, and planks. Part of the building of a Fit. Fast. Family.

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