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High school notebook: Preyer Fountain, Broughton lead Cap Eight golf

April 9, 2014 

Broughton has won the first four Cap Eight 4A Conference golf matches this spring and has three of the top four individual scorers, but the regular season hasn’t been a runaway for the Caps.

The Caps posted a nine-hole 143 at Wakefield TPC on Tuesday to easily top second-place Millbrook’s 151. But Broughton’s margin of victory in the four league matches has ranged from two to 12 strokes. It nipped Millbrook 143-145 at North Ridge County Club in the first match of the season and held off the Wildcats 146-149 at Hedingham.

The Caps’ Preyer Fountain leads the league with a 34.25-stroke average, including a 32 at Carolina Country Club. He also was medalist on Tuesday with a 33 at Wakefield.

Wake Forest’s Neville Burton had a 34 at North Ridge, and Broughton’s Wes Minton, Millbrook’s Thomas Eldridge, Wakefield’s Cole Ray and Millbrook’s Stephen Franken shared medalist honors at Hedingham with 35s.

The Caps’ Fountain and Minton (35.0 stroke average), Eldridge (35.5). Broughton’s Stephen Saleeby (36.0) and Leesville Road’s Doc Redman (36.0) lead the individual scoring.

Saleeby was the 2012 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 4A individual champion and helped lead the Caps to the team title.

The Cap Eight plays at Heritage Golf Course in Wake Forest on Thursday.

Wake County track: The Wake County Track and Field Championship will be held Saturday at Athens Drive High. All 21 of the county’s 4A schools and 3A power Cardinal Gibbons are expected to send athletes to the championship.

Competition begins at 9:30 a.m. with field events and at 10 a.m. with the 4x800 relay. Preliminary races are at 10:30.

The girls’ sprints could be particularly strong with Wakefield’s Ama-Selina Tchume and Cary’s Charminique Hackney in the 100 and Tchume, Sydnei Murphy of Apex and Shellbi Chapman of Sanderson in the 200.

Cary’s Layla White is among the nation’s best in the 400, and Murphy is one to watch in the long and triple jump.

Apex’s Neal second: Apex boys’ basketball coach David Neal tied for second in the voting for The Associated Press North Carolina high school basketball coach of the year. Neal received four votes.

Casey Rogers of Morganton Freedom won the honor with eight votes. Neal, who guided Apex to the NCHSAA 4A title, shared second with East Carteret’s Billy Anderson and Kinston’s Perry Tyndall.

Chapel Hill’s Sherry Norris won the girls’ basketball coach-of-the-year honor.

Knightdale coach: Cedric Dargan, the defensive coordinator at Knightdale High, has been named the Knights’ head football coach.

Dargan played at Jacksonville White Oak and at Duke University before joining the Knightdale staff.

The Knights were a school-record 11-2 in 2013 and won the Greater Neuse 4A Conference championship.

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