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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Football: Hope is a very powerful thing.

High School interview of Broughton's head football coach Chris Dawson.

Click here for the article about the Caps upcoming football season.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Men’s Tennis Season Comes to an End in State Playoffs

NCHSAA 4A Dual Team Tennis State Playoffs

Broughton men’s tennis team fell to Gibbons (6-0) in the 4A East Semifinals, third-round action on May 13th on the campus of Cardinal Gibbons. The Caps finished in the top 8 of North Carolina teams in the 4A division as well as the CAP-7 conference runner-up!

Marc Ridel Photos: BHS vs. Gibbons
BHS Overall Standing: 12-4

BHS top 6 singles (layout:@CapsTennis, 📷:MRidel)

NCHSAA 4A Individual Tennis State Championship

Cap's doubles team of Joey Burroughs and E.J. Mildwurf represented Broughton in the Individual State Championships on May 10th at the Millbrook Tennis Center. Round 1 Caps claimed victory against Page High but quarterfinals proved to be more difficult. After splitting the first two sets Broughton came up short in the third set at 7-5.

Burroughs/Mildwurf finished in the top 8 for doubles teams in North Carolina (4A division), as well as the 4A East Regional doubles team runner-up, and the CAP-7 doubles team champion!

States Round 1
Burroughs/Mildwurf def. Page 6-4,6-1
States Quarterfinals
Myers Park def. Burroughs/Mildwurf 7-5,2-6,7-5
Doubles duo, J. Burroughs & Mildwurf (📷:MRidel)

BHS Men’s Tennis Team Awards

Congratulations to Josh Lohman for Coaches Award and Adam Burroughs for MVP Award! 

Senior J. Lohman, Coach Mann, & Sophomore A. Burroughs
A huge thank you to our coaches, Barry Mann and Bill White for all their time, leadership, patience, and encouragement! Their outstanding coaching greatly contributed to our team having a successful season.

Twitter: @CapsTennis

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Peter Fountain Runs Away with 4A Golf Title - Caps Team Ties 4th

Congratulations to Broughton golfer Peter Fountain, who put together a historic performance to win the NCHSAA 4A Individual State Championship by 8 shots over his nearest competitor!

Peter Fountain, 2019 NCHSAA 4A State Champion

The NCHSAA 4A State Championship was contested May 13th and 14th at Pinehurst No. 8 (6,694 yards, par 72).  Myers Park of Charlotte won its first state championship since 1956, shooting 604 over 2 days to top Day One leader New Bern by 2 shots.

The Broughton Caps finished tied 4th with Pinecrest, six shots back at 610.  Cardinal Gibbons finished 3rd at 609.  While Peter Fountain spotted his teammates a lot of strokes, only James Carlin (78-76) played well enough to provide the assistance needed to allow the Caps to defend their 2018 title.  The rest of the team ran into trouble on either the front or back nine each day to push up their scores.

Champion Peter Fountain flanked by his teammates.

Fountain's performance in the championship, 69-68 for a total of 7 under par, was rather historic.  Only 7 players have shot better than 137 in two days of any NC High School golf championship, and this year's 2nd place finisher was 8 shots back at 1 over par.  And while the weather was beautiful, a persistent and gusty wind took a toll on the rest of the field.  The winning team score of 604 was the highest since 2002, and Myers Park's No. 1 player, a soon-to-be Division 1 college golfer, was 17 over par.

For Fountain, it was a great way to cap off a tremendous season that also included an East Region championship, wins at the Neuse High School Invitational and the Pinehurst High School Invitational, along with being Cap 7 Player of the Year.  Fountain was well under par in all of these competitions.  Peter joins a list of 4A State Champions that has included PGA players Carl Petterson, Brendon Todd, Webb Simpson, Grayson Murray and Doc Redman over the past 20 years or so.  Way to go Peter!

Coaches and Players on the 10th Tee at Pinehurst No. 8

For the Caps team, States were undoubtedly a disappointing end to what was otherwise the best regular season in years.  The Caps won the season-opening Keith Hills Kickoff, was the top NC team at the Anderson Creek High School Elite, finished 2nd by a stroke at the Carmel High School Challenge, won the Neuse High School Invitational, finished 3rd at the Pinehurst High School Invitational, and won the NC High School Invitational.

And this in a year when the best teams in the state, public or private, with the exception of 3A Charlotte Catholic, were all in the 4A division.  All 5 tournament starters, and all 6 conference starters, made big contributions to the team's success.  It might best be said that the team simply peaked too early, as golf is a game of ups and downs.

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Special thanks to Coaches Anderson Marlowe, Steve Smith and Jeff Ferrell.  Coach Marlowe brought a tough competitive edge that spurred on the players, Coach Smith was selfless in the time and travel he gave to the team, and the addition of Coach Ferrell for the last 4 years has been very welcome, with his calm demeanor and the respect he has earned in decades of Broughton basketball excellence.

Returners James Carlin, Jennings Glenn and Frank Gilliam

Best of luck to outgoing seniors, Biggs Hawley, Britt Stroud, Carter Dickinson, Smith Brewer and Wooten Wheless.  The Caps also bid a fond farewell to Peter Fountain, who will enroll early to prepare to play golf for the University of North Carolina.

Returners for next year include James Carlin, Frank Gilliam, Jennings Glenn and Will Mitchell.  For Broughton Golf, the history is impressive and the future is always bright!