Broughton will attempt to win its fourth straight regional golf championship on Tuesday at Raleigh Country Club. If the Caps finish among the top three teams in the Mideast Regional, they will try for their third state title in four years next week.
The Caps’ seniors – Stephen Saleeby, Preyer Fountain, Harrison Rhoades and Will Minton – won the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A championship as freshmen and last year as juniors. Saleeby, Rhoades and Minton have been all-conference selections each year. Fountain missed much of this season with a broken foot.
“These guys have been a coach’s dream,” said Broughton coach Anderson Marlowe. “They are all so talented and very comparable in talent and consistency. This year only .25 of a stroke separates them in the competition standings.”
The seniors won four straight Cap Eight 4A titles and currently have not lost in 115 consecutive league matches, building a 114-0-1 record.
“Should we win the regional, we will go to States with the momentum that we want,” Marlowe said. “You always want confidence in this game. Nothing produces it like winning.”
Green Hope is exemplary: Green Hope High, which has won five Wells Fargo State Cups for its overall athletic program, will receive the NCHSAA’s Exemplary School Award during the organization’s annual meeting on Thursday.
The Exemplary School Award recognizes a school for exceptional academics, athletic success, athletic participation, facilities, community interest and other factors.
Green Hope was recognized as the top public high school in North Carolina in 2014 by US News & World Report. Green Hope also recently received the highest School Performance Grade (SPG) among all high schools in Wake County as determined by N.C. Department of Public Education.
Southern Nash will receive the NCHSAA’s Sportsmanship Award.
Dual-team tennis: The NCHSAA dual-team tennis continues Tuesday with the second round. Wakefield, undefeated and the 2014 4A state champion, is at home against Clayton, while 2014 3A champion Cardinal Gibbons is home against Northern Guilford.
NCHSAA lacrosse: Four first-round boys 4A lacrosse games are schedule in the eastern bracket: Wakefield at Wilmington Ashley, Durham Riverside at Holly Springs, New Hanover at Greenville Rose and Panther Creek at Millbrook.
Wilmington Hoggard, Durham Jordan, Athens Drive, New Bern, Apex, Broughton, Middle Creek, Wilmington Laney, Enloe, East Chapel Hill, Leesville Road and Green Hope have first round byes.
Mideast 3A track: The Chapel Hill boys won the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A Mideast track and field regional on Saturday and the Chapel Hill girls finished second.
The Tigers nipped Cardinal Gibbons 71-64 in boys and Eastern Guilford topped Chapel Hill 111-104 in girls.
The Chapel Hill boys were led by regional champions Dillon Kopec (pole vault, 12-feet, 6 inches); Albert Nyamayaro (high jump, 6-feet, 4 inches) and Jecori Owens-Shuler (discus, 134-06).
Cardinal Gibbons’ Connor Peebles won the 800 (1:58.10) and teammate Connor Lane took the 3200 (9:42.61). The Crusaders also won the 3200m relay.
Chris McKoy of Cedar Ridge was the long jump champ (21-feet, 10.75 inches) and Orange’s Monte Mitchell won the 110-meter hurdles (15.20 seconds). William Cameron of Southern Durham won the 100 (11.13) and anchored the winning 400m relay.
Lee County’s Richard Kersey won the 200 (22.47) and the Jackets’ Khaira Bolden took the girls 100 hurdles (16.67 seconds)
Chapel Hill’s Clare McNamara won the girls 1600 (5:05.01) and the Tigers won the 3200m girls relay.
Gibbons’ Megan Vaughn won the 800 (2:20.92) and Sophie Ebihara won the 3200 (11:10.99).
Among the other girls winners: Rachel Breasseale of Cameron Union Pines in the high jump (5-feet, 2 inches), Tessa Sheets of Pittsboro Northwood in the pole vault (11 feet, 3 inches), Cedar Ridge’s Kacia Vines in the long jump (17 feet, 2.5 inches) and Oxford Webb’s Mia Terry in the discus (104 feet, 6 inches).
The NCHSAA 3A track and field championships are Friday at N.C. A&T in Greensboro.
The 4A championships will be Saturday at A&T.