Champion cheerleaders

Champion cheerleaders

March 27, 2017

“If you cower, you die!” the varsity cheer squad screamed before taking on the mat for day one and day two. With this mantra and all their hard work and dedication, the varsity cheer squad became ...

CAPS Baseball

Stuart Holmes, Entertainment Editor

March 7, 2017

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Strike three, you’re out!  The baseball team hopes to be hearing a lot of these while on defense this year. The team is led by senior Warren Grady, and junior captains Harrison Hemric and Kyle Ehlers. The team is coached by Jere Morton, who is in his first year as the varsity coach and was the previous JV coach.   Due to his previous coaching job at Broughton, many of the players cherish and enjoy Coach Morton ...

John Wall Holliday Invitational

Stuart Holmes, Entertainment Editor

March 7, 2017

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  Just like the old saying goes, “all good things must come to an end” so has the men’s basketball team’s season. This however, doesn’t go without many great moments in the season such as beating rival Sanderson twice and having a good showing in the John Wall Holliday Invitational.   The Caps finished 16-12 and were fourth in the conference. They made it to the second round of the state playoffs before losing i...

Women lay groundwork for strong season

Smith Brewer, Reporter

February 23, 2017

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The Lady Caps are sitting at 4-11 right now and are 1-6 in conference play. Despite the struggles throughout the year, they have still have time to finish the season strong. First year head coach Mike Loutzenheiser and assistant coach Melissa Patterson hope to turn the season around and finish strong. Coach Loutzenheiser, better known as Coach Loutz, is not only new to coaching the girls basketball team, this is his first...

Capitals look to finish the season strong

Trey Walker, Sports Editor

February 23, 2017

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Caps basketball is looking to squeak into the state playoffs at the end of the regular season, as making the playoffs has become an expectation for the program. “We haven’t missed the playoffs in a very long time and I hope we can keep it that way,” head coach Jeff Ferrell said. The Caps (14-9/7-6 CAP-8) have dropped a couple games lately in the final minutes that could have fallen there way. There record is better...

Caps capture All-Conference Honors

February 23, 2017

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Twenty-six Broughton team players were awarded All -Conference honors for fall sports. “Basically, it means that you were voted, by the Conference head coaches of each respective sport, as being one of the top players in the conference,” said athletic director Aaron Minger. Football: senior Tyair Smith; men’s cross country: Seniors - Stuart Holmes, Lanier Derbyshire, Andrew Brooks; Juniors - Ryan Brown, Jacob Wells,...

Hawks to retire alum’s jersey

Branch Quirk, Reporter

February 23, 2017

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Peter “Pistol Pete” Maravich is a name you’ve most likely heard or seen if you’ve ever taken the long walk down the Hall of Fame in the Holliday Gym. Well known for his flashy ball handling skills and creative play style, he has left his mark on the sport of basketball and has inspired kids all over the world to play basketball. His legacy has been left not only at Broughton, but also in the collegiate and professional...

Warm weather launches new sports season

Smith Brewer, Reporter

February 23, 2017

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As the weather starts to warm up and the snow begins to melt, the spring sports teams are springing into action. Tryouts for spring sports teams began February 10, and soon after tryouts, spring athletes will take the field and begin the 2017 season. Men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling and winter track, come to a close while giving way to many new sports. These new sports include women's soccer, men's tennis, baseball,...

Tough season continues on Tobacco Road

Trey Walker, Sports Editor

February 23, 2017

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The ACC basketball season is in full swing. This season is no different than any others. ESPN’s senior bracketologist, Joe Lunardi has projected that 11 out of 14 ACC teams will make the big dance. So far, most of the teams are performing as projected. Let’s get the inside view of the Tobacco Road teams: 1.) Duke Blue Devils One team that has really struggled in the opening weeks of conference play is the Duke Blue...

Caps alumni join Wolfpack

Branch Quirk, Reporter

December 18, 2016

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Walk-ons, most people hear that word and think of the boys at the end of the bench known for their flashy celebrations and excitement for their team. But in reality, walk-on’s push just as hard, if not harder than the scholarship players. Working to get better and working to make the team better is what the walk-ons ultimate goal is, whether it’s helping players with plays or pushing them to get that last rep in. Bro...

Swimmers look to make a big splash

Binita Thapa, Online Editor

December 18, 2016

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Broughton swimmers are already hard at work as the 2016-2017 season starts up.   “The season is going pretty good, it’s kind of tiring in the mornings but it’s fun. We stretch and then we get in the pool at 5:40 a.m and then swim for an hour and then get out, take a shower, and go to school,” Freshman John Michael Curtis said.   Their first meet was on November 15th, gaining a 2nd place rank among competit...

Ferrell’s legacy continues to flourish

Trey Walker, Sports Editor

December 18, 2016

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Tuesday night, Broughton coasted to an easy 63-51 win over the Southeast Raleigh Bulldogs. New faces made their first impression on the Caps Crazies, and returners pulled their weight as well. Highly touted freshman, Carson McCorkle, started his high school career on fire. The 6’2” combo guard led all scorers with 18 points. However, the scoring was spread across the board to other players. Junior Jalen Finch embraced his...

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