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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Caps Golf Wins 2nd Straight Cap 7 Conference Match

Broughton Men's Golf took the season's second Cap 7 Conference match, posting an even par team total of 144 at River Ridge Golf Club, hosted by Southeast Raleigh High.

The Caps won by 5 shots over second place Cardinal Gibbons' very good team total of 149, with Leesville Road taking 3rd at 163.

Broughton's Biggs Hawley and Britt Stroud shared Medalist honors for the match, each with a 1 under par 35, also shared by Christopher Sperrazza of Cardinal Gibbons.

The Caps scoring was rounded out by Patrick Carlin with a 36 and Peter Fountain with a 38.  Connor Jones and Frank Gilliam contributed solid 39's.

Broughton Golf will next tee it up this Friday and Saturday in the North State High School Challenge, being played at the Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis.  The field is filled with top-level NC public and private schools.

Go Caps!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Soccer: Caps win home opener over Millbrook

Two goals by senior Anne Lassiter Barnes and a strong team defensive effort led the Caps to a 2-0 conference win over Millbrook Monday night in Broughton's long-awaited home opener.

The Caps were the dominant team for much of the game, but were unable to convert on several scoring chances in the first half -- leading to a scoreless tie at the half.

But Broughton finally broke through in the 57th minute when Barnes finished off the rebound after a shot by senior Abby Manring bounced off the post. Five minutes later, Barnes made a great move to get past a defender and nailed a shot that deflected off the outstretched hand of the Millbrook keeper to land just inside the far post to give Broughton a 2-0 lead.

Millbrook stepped up its attack, but Broughton's defensive line held firm for the game's final 20 minutes. Senior keeper Cate Brewer made a save in the 65th minute to help preserve the shutout.

Earlier, the junior varsity team lost 1-3 to Millbrook. The Wildcats jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead, but Broughton clawed its way back when Delaney DuBois slammed a free kick off the fingers of the Millbrook keeper and into the net midway through the first half.

The Caps return to action on Wednesday, with a home conference match against Enloe.

Cate Brewer and Anne Lassiter Barrnes

Tennis: Caps Win All Courts Against Sanderson

On the Spartan’s home courts, Caps won all 9 matches resulting in a 9-0 victory for BHS.  This conference match took place this past Thurs., March 15th.  Seniors Ross Bechtel, Foster Harvey, Harrison Lee, and Noah Sommers all showed great leadership and determination, which helped Broughton capture the big win!

Broughton vs. Sanderson Singles:
J. Burroughs (BHS) vs. T. Macanley 6-0,6-4
G. Jelert (BHS) vs. T. Thompson 6-0,6-3
E. Mildwurf (BHS) vs. G. Webb 6-3,6-1
J. Pace (BHS) vs. B. Bello 6-0,6-4
H. Weatherspoon (BHS) vs. A. Moss 6-4,6-3
R. Bechtel (BHS) vs. J. Ellison 6-4,6-0
F. Harvey/H. Lee (BHS) vs. Wynne/ Dillon 8-4
J. Lohman/N. Sommers (BHS) vs. Alan/Potrick 8-6
W. Tippett/M. Jaroush (BHS) vs. Ethan/Chase 8-1
Senior, Ross Bechtel at #6 singles

Sophomore, Hardy Weatherspoon on 5th court singles
Two days earlier (Tues, March 13th) Caps played at home vs. Gibbons ending in a 9-0 loss.

Broughton vs. Gibbons Singles:
J. Wayand vs. J. Burroughs (BHS) 6-0,6-1
P. Glenn vs. G. Jelert (BHS) 6-4,6-4
C. Suh vs. E. Mildwurf (BHS) 6-4,6-4
W. Reese vs. J. Pace (BHS) 6-3,6-1
W. Schline vs. H. Weatherspoon (BHS) 6-3,6-0
M. William vs. R. Bechtel (BHS) 6-4,6-2
Wayand/Glenn vs. J. Burroughs/G. Jelert (BHS) 8-2
Schline/Reinke vs. E. Mildwurf/J. Pace (BHS) 9-7
Reese/William vs. F. Harvey/H. Lee (BHS) 8-2

Next up: Broughton vs. Millbrook on Tues., March 20, 3:30pm at home. Come out and support the Caps!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

First Conference Game of the Season Brings First Win for Caps Softball

The Lady Caps kicked off the conference part of their schedule on Friday when they hosted the SE Raleigh Bulldogs.

The Caps picked the perfect game to find their bats, scoring 8 runs in a single inning. One of the many great hits during the game included Merritt Hicks, who launched one over the heads of the outfielders and turned on the speed around the plates to get an inside-the-park home run.

They managed to couple that with some phenomenal defense. Dare Bartlet led the charge with a great performance on the mound. She was helped out by Allie Carmack, who caught a high one in left field and got it to Demi Jones at second base in time for the double play. But that was not the only double play of the game! Later, Demi Jones caught a high, line drive at short stop and sent a bullet over to Nina Oliva on first base for Broughton's second double play of the game.

In the end, the Caps bested SE Raleigh 13-3, and they got to start their conference play this season with one in the win column.

You can catch the team in action this week on Tuesday at home against Enloe, Thursday at home against Southeast Raleigh (again) and on Friday away at Enloe.

Spring Sports Game Galleries

Game galleries from the week of March 11th.

Broughton tennis vs. Cardinal Gibbons Gallery

Tennis Gallery

Broughton JV lacrosse vs Leesville Gallery

Lacrosse Gallery

Broughton varsity lacrosse vs Leesville Gallery

Lacrosse Gallery

Broughton varsity baseball vs Southeast Raleigh (3/14) Gallery

Baseball Gallery

Broughton track and field vs. Southeast Raleigh Gallery

Track Gallery

Broughton JV baseball vs. Apex Gallery

Baseball Gallery

Broughton softball vs Southeast Raleigh Gallery

Softball Gallery

Broughton varsity baseball vs Southeast Raleigh (3/16) Gallery

Baseball Gallery

Broughton JV lacrosse vs Cardinal Gibbons Gallery

Lacrosse Gallery

Friday, March 16, 2018

Caps Golf Falls 3 Shots Short at The Neuse Invitational

Broughton Men's Golf competed with a strong field of 22 teams at The Neuse Invitational high school tournament on Friday, March 16th.  The Caps' depth allowed two 5 man teams to enter the tournament.

The Broughton Purple team carded a team total 304 to take 4th behind a trio of schools tied at 301.  Peter Fountain shot 73 to tie for 3rd overall individually.  Biggs Hawley shot 74, Connor Jones shot 78, and Britt Stroud shot 79 to complete the Broughton team score of 304.

The Broughton Gold team shot a team total of 320 to finish 10th.  Frank Gilliam shot 76, Colby Mitchell 79, James Carlin 82 and Carter Dickinson 83.

The tournament drew teams from across the state.  Individual Medalist honors went to Thomas Deal of Hough (Cornelius) who shot 70, and 2nd place to Luke Hackworth of Myers Park (Charlotte) with a 71.  The Caps' Peter Fountain tied 3rd with three others with a 73.

Team leaderboard:

Pinecrest - 301 (Champion on 5th score tiebreaker)
Clayton - 301 (Runner-up on 5th score tiebreaker)
Myers Park Green - 301
Broughton Purple - 304
New Bern - 308
Hough - 308
Ardrey Kell - 310
Apex Friendship - 317
Myers Park White - 318
Broughton Gold - 320
Green Hope - 328

Peter Fountain sizes up a putt on the 18th green

Soccer: Caps roll in road win at Knightdale

Despite being short a few players, Broughton had little trouble Friday evening as they rolled to a 6-0 victory in an away game at Knightdale.

The Caps were led by two goals from sophomore Elizabeth Gilchrist, the first coming less than four minutes into the game when Gilchrist dribbled through several defenders to get the scoring started.

Broughton controlled possession throughout the game, only allowing Knightdale to cross midfield a handful of times. The Caps scored the game's second goal in the 12th minute when senior Meredith Brown headed in a corner kick by senior Lucy Krueger. The Caps quickly followed with another goal when senior Anne Lassiter Barnes drove down the left side before passing to junior Sara Hanna Fortier in front of the goal. Fortier tapped the ball into the net to give Broughton a 3-0 lead at the half.

Gilchrist started the scoring in the second half when she finished off a ball bouncing around the box from a corner kick to put the Caps up 4-0. Junior Lynde Flanders scored her first goal goal of the season in the 65th minute, firing a shot from a difficult angle past the Knightdale keeper to give the Caps a 5-0 lead.

Krueger finished the scoring for the night when she launched a bullet from long range that soared past the keeper to make the final score 6-0.

The game was the end of the Caps' long road stretch to open the season. The Caps are 4-1-1 as they get ready for their home opener against conference foe Millbrook on Monday. They also have a home match against Enloe next week.

Goal scorers Fortier, Gilchrist, Brown, Flanders and Krueger