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Friday, March 28, 2014

Men's Tennis Falls to Millbrook

Broughton Men's Tennis Team was defeated by NC state defending champions, Millbrook High School. The Caps lost 7-2.  There were a couple of outstanding matches for the Caps.  Taylor Boole, junior, defeated John Karlawish in a 3 setter.  This was a huge win for Boole as Karlawish is a USTA Southern ranked top 21 player and a 5 star recruit!  Patrick Bryant, senior, won in straight sets over Millbrook's Creech at the no. 4 spot.  The Caps will be playing a lot of tennis after spring break, so come see some of the best tennis in the state!

Singles: Boole d. Karlawish 7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (11-9), Weber d. Stone 6-0, 6-4, Cobb d. Waters 6-3, 6-3, Bryant d. Creech 6-2, 6-3, Brandt d. Austin 6-0, 6-3, Devore d. Freeman 6-1, 6-2.

Doubles: Karlawish/Weber d. Boole/Stone, 8-1, Creech/Butler d. Waters/Bryant 9-8, Brandt/Devore d. Austin/Freeman 8-3.

Broughton's women's soccer team dropped a non-conference match Thursday night to fifth ranked J.T. Hoggard High School from Wilmington 4-1.  The Vikings (7-0-2) came out fast and physical, receiving several cautions from the referee before he finally showed the yellow card after an aggressive foul.  The Caps looked shaken and could not find an offensive rhythm on the night.  Senior Captain Allison Gupton opened her account for the season scoring the Caps lone goal in the second half with a strong volley just beyond the 18 yard box.  The Caps get the week off for Spring Break and return to action Monday, April 7th when they welcome Cap 8 leader Millbrook High School.  Come out and support the Caps (3-3, 2-2 Cap 8) and let's make it a rude welcome for the Wildcats!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

CapsLax Stuff the Spartans

The men's varsity Caps lax team dispensed the Sanderson Spartans quickly and rolled to a 18-1 win. The Spartan's, in the second year of their program, were no match for the more experienced Capitals. The Caps jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the first quarter and a 15-1 lead at the half before putting on the brakes in the second half. Senior Drew Hinton won 9 out of 12 faceoffs, helping the Caps maintain time of possession. Junior Captain Zach Burgess led all scorers with 5 goals, all in the first half. Senior Captain Davis Weaver and Junior Walker Rice added 3 goals each. Senior Max Hardin, Juniors Hayden Lovett, Graison Self, Hunter Keravuori, Sophomores Mitchell Snyder, Austin Bell, and Makie Michaux added 1 goal each to round out the scoring. The Capslax team is off for Spring Break and will return with 3 games during the week of April 7th.
The Broughton women's soccer team returned to the home pitch Wednesday evening for a Cap 8 fixture against the Eagles from Enloe High School.  The Caps were coming off a humbling defeat Monday at the feet of Wakefield High School.  The Caps dominated possession in the first half and sophomore Sarah Grace Lasso provided a little excitement with two shots on goal, but was unable to find the back of the net.  Sophomore Kelly Ann Evans was thought to have opened the scoring for the Caps in the 51st minute, but her goal was called back due to an offside call.  One minute later sophomore Emma Willard tried to open the scoring for Broughton, but her shot caromed off the near side goal post.  The Caps kept pressing and in the 56th minute sophomore midfielder Lily Schneider slotted a quality pass to a streaking Willard who beat the goal keeper and put Broughton on the scoreboard.  Willard's goal would conclude the scoring on the night as Enloe fought hard to keep the ball out of the net and find an equalizer, but were denied by junior 'keeper Allie Cutler and the Caps' defense.  Broughton's record is now 3-2 and 2-2 in Cap 8 play.  The Caps return to action tonight when 5th ranked J. T. Hoggard High School from Wilmington (6-0-2)comes to town to test the Caps and the Cap 8's metal.  There will not be a JV game and the varsity game kicks off at 6:30.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Men's Golf Takes Their Show On the Road

     Men's Golf has been busy. Friday, March 21st and Saturday March 22nd Broughton traveled to Sanford, NC to compete in the North State High School Challenge against 11 of the best high school teams in the state at Carolina Trace Country Club taking second place to Myers Park of Charlotte by 5 strokes. Play of note for the weekend - Preyer Fountain scored his first hole-in-one on the par 3 eighth hole on Friday finishing the weekend tied for second - Will Minton, Harrison Rhoades and Court Settle all tied for 11th out of a field of 71 players. This was a great warm up for the matches ahead - the NCHSAA 4A State Championship will be contested at Carolina Trace this year and the Caps certainly mean to give it everything they have to make sure they get themselves back to Sanford to play for that State Trophy.

     On Monday, March 24th....just so their clubs didn't get dusty....the Caps headed to Charlotte for the Carmel Invitational - quite an honor as only two teams from the east were invited to participate in this tournament at Carmel Country Club - one of the most beautiful courses in the state. Broughton took second place again - this time to private school Forsyth Country Day from Winston-Salem, NC. A man down with Will Minton in the clubhouse under the weather - the Caps poured it on - Preyer Fountain and Court Settle each finished the day at even par firing 72's and Harrison Rhoades shot a 75.
     Tomorrow - Thursday, March 27th - Men's Golf is back in action against the CAP8 at Hedingham Golf Club in Raleigh, NC. Come see these guys play - they are fun to watch!
"I never learned anything from a match that I won." Bobby Jones

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Men's Tennis Hammers Huskies

Broughton Men's Tennis Team defeated Heritage High School 8-1 on Monday afternoon.  The Caps have experienced more weather postponements, but hopefully after spring break, good weather will prevail.

Singles: Boole d. Benoit 6-0, 6-0, Waters d. Bisoffi 6-1, 6-2, Bryant d. Arteta 6-2, 6-3, Austin d. Pannese 6-0, 6-1, Ryan (Her.) d. Kline 6-3, 6-0, Freeman d. Jones 6-3, 6-0.

Doubles: Waters/Bryant d. Benoit/Bisoffi 8-2, Austin/Freeman d. Areta/Ryan 8-2, Winter/Beasley d. Shytle/Fred 8-2.
The Broughton women's soccer home opener against Wakefield High School did not go as planned.  Thanks to a "hat trick" by Wolverines senior and Duke recruit Kat McDonald, the Caps dropped the match 4-0.  Broughton, who had four varsity players on a school trip to New York City for the rescheduled game at Sanderson last Thursday which the Caps lost 3-0, had those players back, but struggled for the entire 80 minutes against a veteran Wakefield side.  Sophomore Emma Willard provided some excitement for the supporters with several quality runs, but was not able to find the back of the net on the night.  The Caps drop to 2-2 and 1-2 in Cap 8 and will regroup for two more home fixtures this week when Enloe High School comes to Broughton Wednesday night and Hoggard High School travels up I-40 from Wilmington Thursday night.

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Broughton women's soccer team takes the pitch tonight for the home opener when the Wakefield Wolverines come to town.  The Caps are 2-1 (1-1 Cap 8) and the Wolverines are 3-2 (2-1 Cap 8).  JV begins at 4:30 followed by the varsity fixture at 6:30.  Come out and support the Caps!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

CapsLax Roll Over Visitors from Maryland!

The Men's Varsity Caps Lax team hosted Walt Whitman High School from Bethesda MD on Saturday. The hospitality only extended so far. Junior Jack Williams, defense/long stick middie showed his athleticism with two sweet ground ball, clear, and score goals in the first half. The Caps went into halftime with a 4-1 lead. The defense of Williams, Junior Hayden Lovett, Junior Joey Moore, Senior Ben Rahn, and Sophomore Joseph Winstead did a good job of keeping Whitman's shots off cage. The Caps held off a Whitman rally and won 9-6. Senior goalie Paxton Massarelli anchored the defense with six saves. Senior Davis Weaver led the scoring with 3 goals and 1 assist. Jack Williams had 2 goals. Junior Zach Burgess added 1 goal and 3 assists. Senior Cameron Gilchrist, junior Walker Rice, and sophomore Mitchell Snyder had 1 goal each. Freshman William Rice tallied 1 assist. The Caps have one more game before Spring break on Tuesday night when they host Sanderson at 7:00.

Friday, March 21, 2014

CapsLax Tame the Wildcats

On a beautiful early spring evening, the men's varsity lacrosse team avenged last years only conference loss by beating Millbrook 16-8 on Friday at Millbrook. Powered by Mitch Snyder's 3 first quarter goals, the Caps jumped out to a 4-1 lead after the first quarter and 9-3 lead at the half. Leading the scoring was Senior Davis Weaver with 4 goals and 2 assists and Sophomore Mitch Snyder with 4 goals. Juniors Zach Burgess, Walker Rice, and Troy Jones had 2 goals and 1 assist each. Senior Cameron Gilchrist had 1 goal and 1 assist. Freshman David Liggett rounded out the scoring with 1 goal. Freshman William Rice added 1 assist. The CapsLax have a quick turnaround and host their first home game Saturday at 2:00 vs. Walt Whitman High out of Bethesda, MD.

JV Soccer Posts Dramatic Win!

The JV Lady Caps Soccer team traveled to Sanderson Thursday and extended their winning streak in a very dramatic fashion. After playing 89 minutes with no goals for either side, freshman Mckenzie Dubois fired a shot off of the cross bar which rebounded eight yards out.  Lily Highsmith was able to reach the ball first and place a low shot to the far corner of the net with 10 seconds remaining in the match.

The Caps were missing their coach and four starters, 3 were pulled up to play with the varsity and 1 is injured, but managed a handful of shots on goal and were able to control the majority of play.  The defense played solidly, only allowing two or three scoring chances for Sanderson.

This is the fourth win for the undefeated Caps!  Their next match is scheduled at home on Monday, March 24 at 4:30pm.   Come out and support your Caps in their first home match.

Note:  If you'd like a roster of the team to take to the game, they are available to print on the Sports Blog under the soccer tab at the top of the page.  Or you can pull it up on your smartphone if you don't want to print it.

The Broughton women's soccer team traveled to Sanderson High School Thursday night for a game that was originally scheduled for Wednesday night, but was postponed by Sanderson due to field conditions due to rain.  The Caps fell to the host Spartans 3-0.  Broughton (2-1/1-1 Cap 8) returns to the pitch for, hopefully, its first home match of the season Monday, March 24, when the Caps host the Wolverines from Wakefield High School at 4:30 (JV) & 6:30 (V). 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Men's Tennis Team Conquers the Cougars

Broughton Men's Tennis Team defeated Wake Forest High School 9-0, on Thursday afternoon.  The team enjoyed the beautiful weather and great competition.
Singles: Stone def. Canny 6-0, 6-0, Boole def. Seharath 6-0, 6-0, Waters def. Kibler 6-0, 6-1, Bryant def. Warn 6-0, 6-0, Austin def. Esguerra 6-0, 6-0, Kline def. Abahau 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles: Waters/Bryant def. Canny/Siharath 8-1, Austin/Kline def. Fekaris/Vidal 8-0, Freeman/Winter def. Abhau/Privette 8-1.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Caps Men's Tennis Defeat Leesville, Fall to Wakefield and Enloe

Broughton Men's Tennis Team defeated Leesville High School, 7-2 on February 27.  The Caps lost to Wakefield 9-0 on March 11.  Wakefield is one of the top teams in North Carolina and possibly one of the best teams in the country.  Broughton lost a hard fought match against Enloe, 6-3 on March 13.  This is a match that the Caps could possibly win in a rematch later this season.  The rest of the matches have been postponed due to sleet, wind and freezing rain.  Check the schedule on the Sports Blog for schedule updates.

Broughton v. Wakefield:
Boyden d. Boole 6-3, 6-2, Martin d. Stone 6-2, 6-1, Lauture d. Waters 6-3, 6-1, Belonga d. Bryant 6-0, 6-1, Carter d. Austin 6-1, 6-0, Tucker d. Kline 6-1, 6-0
Boyden/Belonga d. Boole/Stone 3-2 (default due to injury), Martin/Lauture d. Waters/Bryant 8-2, McKeeman/Grewe d. Austin/Kline 8-2

Broughton v. Enloe:
Boole d. Deng 6-0, 6-3, Stone d. Shah 6-2, 6-4, Chandrasekhar d. Waters 6-4, 7-5, Wieber d. Bryant 6-3, 1-6,10-5, Warrier d. Austin 6-4, 6-4, Kakkar d. Kline 6-0, 6-0
Boole/Stone d. Deng/Chandrasekhar 8-2,Shah/Wieber d. Waters/Bryant 8-4, Warrier/Kakkar d. Austin/Kline 8-2

Monday, March 17, 2014

Tonight's scheduled contest against Millbrook High School has been postponed due to weather (what else?)  The home fixture against the Wildcats has been rescheduled for 4:30 (JV) and 6:30 (V) for Monday, April 7th.  In addition, the Leesville Road High School match that was stopped with 8:39 in the first half with the score knotted at 0-0 due to weather has been rescheduled for Monday, April 21st at Leesville Road.  The match will begin where it left off on the official scoreboard at 4:30 that afternoon.  The Caps are presently 2-0, 1-0 (Cap 8).  The Caps return to action this Wednesday, March 19th, when they travel to rival Sanderson High School for JV and V matches at 4:30 and 6:30.  Come support the Caps against the Spartans!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

CapsLax Start Season Strongly

The Men's Varsity Lacrosse team kicked off the season against nationally #1 ranked Dallas (Tx) Jesuit on Monday night. The Caps came up short, losing 16-4, to a big and talented team. Sophomore Mitchell Snyder led the scoring with 2 goals. Junior Zach Burgess had 1 goal and 1 assist. Junior Troy Jones added 1 goal. Senior Davis Weaver tallied 3 assists. On Tuesday, the Caps slenderized conference foe Heritage Huskies 13-5. Scoring goals for the Caps were: Troy Jones (3 goals), Zach Burgess (2 goals, 2 assists), Walker Rice (2 goals), Davis Weaver (1 goal, 1 assist), Hayden Lovett ( 1 goal), David Liggett (1 goal), Mitchell Snyder (1 goal), Vincent Lowe (1 goal), and Hunter Keravouri ( 1 goal). Cameron Gilchrist added 2 assists and Jimbo Dixon added 1 assist. On Friday, the Caps blanked the Garner Trojans 13-0. Leading the way for the Caps was Davis Weaver with 4 goals and Zach Burgess with 3 goals and 2 assists. Other players scoring were: Walker Rice ( 1 goal, 2 assists), William Rice ( 1 goal, 1 assist), Troy Jones (1 goal), Cameron Gilchrist (1 goal), Vincent Lowe (1 goal), and Graison Self (1 goal). Max Hardin and Will Smith added 1 assist each. The CapsLax team has a big week this week with a home game against rival Leesville on Tuesday, a road game at Millbrook on Friday, and a home game Saturday against Walt Whitman High School out of Bethesda, MD.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The women's soccer game at #2 ranked Leesville Road High School was postponed with 8:39 left in the first half.  The Caps came out strong and their determination to prove the naysayers wrong showed.  The attack was aggressive and the defensive line held under intermittent pressure from College of Charleston signee Mary Kate Bowers.  The game was stopped with 15:04 in the first half when the "line" of the thunderstorm roared through (the "O'Fishel forecast was actually right).  After a short break, play resumed, but due to increasing rain the officials proposed a postponement.  The reschedule date has not been determined.

Men's Golf Comes Out Swinging

After the first two matches of the season were postponed due to the never-ending winter weather, the Caps were finally able to begin their season on Monday at North Ridge Country Club. The weather was good and so were the scores - Stephen Saleeby and Preyer Fountain finished at one under par for the day with 35's and Will Minton came in at even par. The Caps had a team total of one under to win by two shots over Millbrook.
On Tuesday the Caps hosted the Cap8 at home at CCC and that day brought even better weather.....and even better scores. Harrison Rhoades came in at par, Will Minton and Stephen Saleeby shot one under par 34's and Preyer Fountain was the medalist for the day with a three under par 32. The men finished with a team total of five under for the day and a comfortable lead in the CAP8 to begin the season.
They tee it up next at a non-conference match in Clayton at The Neuse Invitational on Friday, March 14th.

The most important shot in golf is the next one. Ben Hogan

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Yesterday's beautiful early Spring weather meant the Caps women's soccer team was able to play a game, something it hadn't been able to do since February 27, 2014.  Broughton's women did not look rusty at all and came away from Trentini Stadium in Wake Forest with a 4-0 victory over the Cougars.  The Caps opened the contest aggressively and got on the scoreboard early when sophomore Kelly Ann Evans capitalized off a shot from Emma Willard that deflected off the goal post in the 10' to score her second goal of the season.  The attack continued when sophomore Sarah Grace Lasso collected her second goal of the campaign in the 16' when she one-touched a corner kick from Allison Gupton to put the Caps up 2-0.  As Wake Forest's frustration mounted, senior Annika Meulink found the back of the net in the 23', again taking advantage of Willard's second shot to deflect off the post for the night.  The Caps scored the final goal of the night in the 26' when senior Averill Payne scored off an assist from sophomore Julia Stevens.  The second half found the Caps playing a lot more defense with more exceptional play from junior 'keeper Allie Cutler, who earned her first clean sheet of the season.  Broughton returns to action, weather permitting, Wednesday night at Cap 8 rival #2 ranked Leesville Road High School (2-1-1). 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Men's Varsity Lax to Kick Off Season Against Nationally Top Ranked Team

After a rain cancelled opener Friday, the Men's Varsity Lax team finally kicks off the season Monday night against Dallas (Tx) Jesuit as part of the Brine King of Spring Classic. The Caps and Jesuit, currently the nations top ranked team by LaxPower, face off at 6:30 PM at the Duke Turf Fields in Durham. The Caps then start the conference season at Heritage Tuesday night at 7:00 and Garner Friday night at 6:00. The Caps return the majority of their 2013 Conference Championship team and have State Championship aspirations.
2014 Men's Varsity Lacrosse Roster Number Name Year Position 0 Drew Hinton Sr FO/M; 1 Joey Moore Jr D; 2 Zach Burgess Jr A; 3 Jimbo Dixon Sr A; 4 James Scott So D; 5 Ben Rhan Sr D; 6 Lane Tourtellot Fr LSM; 7 Hayden Lovett Jr LSM/D; 8 Walker Rice Jr M; 9 Makie Michaux So A; 10 Troy Jones Jr M; 12 Will Kidd Sr A; 13 Graison Self Jr M; 14 Davis Weaver Sr A; 15 Mike Burton Jr D; 16 William Rice Fr A; 17 Bryce Burgess Jr A; 18 Parker Hedgepath Jr M; 19 Jack Williams Jr D/LSM; 20 Will Smith Jr A; 21 Blake Holden Jr M; 22 David Ligett Fr M; 23 Mitchel Snyder So M; 24 Paxton Massarelli Sr G; 25 Blake Schrum Jr D/LSM; 26 Joseph Winstead So D; 27 Vincent Lowe Sr M; 28 Hunter Keravuori Jr M; 29 Kyle Bullock Jr M; 32 Cameron Gilchrist Sr M; 33 Max Hardin Sr M; 34 Ollie Webb Jr G; 42 Shane Toole Jr D; 44 Austen Bell So FO/M; 45 Julian Jones Jr A

Friday, March 7, 2014

Caps Baseball Take Rain-Shortened Win Over Apex

Playing in cold, windy and wet conditions, the Caps varsity topped the Apex Cougars 5 - 3 on Thursday 3/6/14 at Wiley Warren Field. "We got more good pitching today and a couple of timely hits went a long way in the win. The guys did a good job battling brutal conditions", commented head coach Harry Jones after the game.

Senior pitcher Ben Sawyer started on the mound for the Caps and recorded his second complete-game win of the season. Sawyer scattered 6 hits and surrendered 1 earned run. Senior centerfielder John Baldwin recorded 7 putouts to lead the defense.

The Caps and Cougars were tied 2 - 2 after 4.5 innings but the Caps scored 3 runs in their home half of the inning to take control of the game. Senior first baseman Eric Collins started the inning with a double; senior right fielder Jackson Williams, junior shortstop Dom Ford and Sawyer all contributed hits in the decisive inning. The Cougars would make the outcome uncertain in the top half of the 5th inning as they sent 7 hitters to the plate and scored 1 unearned run. Baldwin secured the last out and the victory on a long fly ball to centerfield with the bases loaded.

The Caps offense was lead by Collins (1 - 1, 2B, BB, 2 runs), Ford (1 - 3, 2B, run), Williams (1 - 1, HBP), Baldwin (SF, 2 RBI, run), and Sawyer (1 - 3).

The Varsity will host Holly Springs on Friday 3/7/14 at4:00 p.m.
(Varsity Record: Overall 2 - 1; Conference 0 -0)

The Junior Varsity visited Apex on Thursday where they led 4 -0 after 2 innings when the game was halted due to inclement weather. Jared Cross got the start on the mound for the Caps. Warren Grady delivered a 3-run triple and Will Baldwin an RBI single.

The Junior Varsity visits Holly Springs on Friday 3/7/14.
(JV Record: Overall 0 - 3; Conference 0 - 0)

(Visit the Broughton Baseball Facebook for game photos.)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

For the second time this week, the weather has resulted in a cancellation - this time the Caps' women's soccer home opener against the Vikings of J. T. Hoggard High School from Wilmington.  A new date for the fixture has not been confirmed.  The Caps now are in the unfortunate position of opening Cap 8 play with one game under the belt.  The Caps travel to Wake Forest High School on Monday, March 10, 2014 for 4:30 and 6:30 JV and varsity games against the Cougars. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Caps' Baseball Coach Harry Jones Shares Passion

Link to Coach Jones' article in the N&O.
Tonight's pre-conference fixture with Harnett Central High School in Angier (An-jer) has been cancelled due to inclement weather (what else?).  The date for the re-schedule has not been announced.  The Caps open their home campaign this Thursday when the 2-0-1 J. T. Hoggard High School Vikings from Wilmington visit at 4:30 (JV) and 6:30 (V).