Lee County sweeps the Trojans

Lee County takes the non-conference match-up which is a pitching duel. Zach Howell allows only 4 hits but the Trojans (1-1) can only muster one hit in support.











WP- Furl L- Howell (0-1)

Lee County JV takes advantage of 3 errors to stop the Trojans in their season opener:











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Laney defeats the JV Trojans 13-2 at Trojan Stadium in their season opener.

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Bengal pitching stifles the Lady Trojans

Christie Wright's solo homer is the only run the Lady Trojans can muster as the fall 4-1 to Fuquay at home. The Trojans (1-2) try to right the ship back home at Trojan Park on Monday against Broughton at Jaycee Park:

FVA2 0 0 0 2 0 0--4101
GAR0 0 0 0 1 0 0--1



WP-Ryan LP-Wright (0-1)

Garner Hitters: Jeffries 1-3, Powell 1-3, Wright 1-2 HR, Waggy 1-3, 2B
Fuquay Varina Hitters: Ryan 2-4, Harris 1-3, Canova 2-4, Smith 2-4, Boni 2-4, Patterson 1-3

Garner JV beat Fuquay 20 - 6. Breanne Campbell runs her record to 2-0 with 9 strike outs in 6 innings pitched.

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Baseball wins home opener vs Caps

Wil Medlin holds the Caps to just three hits and the Trojans open their 2008 campaign with a 9-1 win at Trojan Park on a very cold "spring" day. Trojan bats supply 9 hits paced by two each by Patrick Monahan, Zach Clay, Eric Josey and Hunter Brown.


W--Medlin (1-0) L--Zeblo.
Leading hitters: GAR--Patrick Monahan 2-3, Zach Clay 2-4, Eric Josey 2-2, Hunter Brown 2-3.

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Softball falls at Middle Creek

Morgan Barbour homers in the first inning but a dominating pitching performance by Middle Creek keeps the Trojans from scoring again. Garner played without injured third baseman Kasey Hamrick:

GAR1 0 0 0 0 0 01


MID2 2 0 4 0 0 X8121
WP: Kleekamp LP: Parrott (1-1)
Leading hitter: Morgan Barbour 1-3, HR, Kimmie Stewart 1-3

Garner JV beat Middle Creek 13 - 3. Breanne Campbell had 14 strike outs in 5 innings pitched for the Trojans (1-0)

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Soccer ties Fike

The Lady Trojans end in a stalement with Fike, despite Meagan Proper's two goals and an assist. Meagan was highlighted in Sunday's N&O as a key "Player to Watch". NCSU signee Paige Dugal adds a goal and an assist for the Lady Trojans (1-0-1):
Goals: GAR--Paige Dugal, Meagan Proper 2. FKE--T.James 3.
Assists: GAR--Paige Dugal, Meagan Proper.

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Varsity soccer opens with shutout

Coach Barnes 2008 Lady Trojans open up at Trojan Stadium, on a brutally cold evening with a 2-0 shutout of Middle Creek, terrific goalkeeping by Sarah Cooper and Meagan Proper opens her year with a 2 goal game. The Trojans (1-0) are home again Thursday night vs Wilson Fike:
Goals: GAR--Meagan Proper 2.
Keeper Sarah Hooper records a shut out with the help of her stellar defense! Danielle, Amanda  and Meagan prepare for the throw in Trojans Meagan Proper
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Tennis team sweeps W.Johnston

Garner 9
West Johnston 0


L. Morgan (G) def. L. Kennedy (WJ) 6-1, 6-0
M. Mahjoub (G) def. B. Desantis (WJ) 6-3, 6-0
P. Holmes (G) def. D. Greer (WJ) 6-0, 6-1
P. Stephenson (G) def. B. Allen (WJ) 6-1, 6-0
J. Smith (G) def. M. Simon (WJ) 6-1, 6-1
L. Thompkins (G) def. J, Davis (WJ) 6-1, 6-0


L. Morgan/M. Mahjoub (G) def. L. Kennedy/B. Desantis (WJ) 8-1
P. Holmes/P. Stephenson (G) def. D. Greer/B. Allen (WJ) 8-1
J. Smith/L. Thompkins (G) def. M. Simon/J. Davis (WJ) 8-0

Cayler Simpson, Curtis Reed, and Alex Bennett also added wins in exhibition singles

next match: 2-29-08 and 3-1-08 @ South Brunswick High School

Lady Trojans fall in NCHSSA play-offs

The dream season ends in the second round with a thrilling 55-53 home loss to Northern Durham. Kanita Shepherd scores 19 with 11 rebounds in her final game as a Trojan. Coach Mays squad ends the year 22-4:

NDR12181114- 55
GAR11121812- 53

SCORING: GAR--Kanita Shephard 19, Kesheria McNeil 15, Tiffany Moody 6, A'lece Mark 6, Paige Dugal 6.

The Trojans extend their appreciation to the Senior Class of 2008:
  • Kanita Shepherd
  • Raven Gibbs
  • Paige Dugal
  • Tiffany Moody
  • Aleshia Harris

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    Varsity Softball opens with home win

    The 2008 edition of Lady Trojans dominate Broughton with a 9-1 home win. Cecily Parrott starts and picks up the win. Christie Wright pitches two innings in relief and adds two hits for the Lady Trojans (1-0). the varsity travel to Middle Creek on Thursday for a 4:30 game:
    Garner 9, Broughton 1


    W--Parrott. L--Roof.
    Leading hitters: GAR--Nadia Jeffries 2-5, Christie Wright 2-3, Paige Waggy 2-2;BRO--Warren 2-3;

    Boys season ends with OT loss

    Coach Gray ends the year stuck on 299 career wins as Wakefield takes advantage of 23 missed Trojan free throws to win in overtime 61-59. Senior Tyrone Williams scores 17 in his last game as a Trojan. The loss ends the Trojans season, which included a runner-up regular season GNRC finish at 16-9:

    WAK 16 15 10 13 7 - 61
    GAR 18 11 14 11 5 - 59

    SCORING: GAR--Tyrone.Williams 17, Albert Smith 12, Demetrius Upchurch 12, Josh Brooks 9, Stephone Drane 4, Carl Redd 2.
    WAK--D.Mullin 13, P.Johnson 12, M.Nash 11, D.Leonard 8, A.Stabler 5, S.Okoye 4, K.Armstrong 4, M.Perry 4;

    The Trojans express their appreciation to the Senior Class of 2008:
  • Tyrone Williams
  • Derrck Leach
  • James Young
  • Jacob Purvis
  • Charles McKoy
  • Lady Trojans open NCHSSA Sectionals with win

    Coach Mays and the top-seeded Lady Trojans open up the state play-offs with a 62-34 win over Fuquay. Senior Kanita Shepherd leads the Lady Trojans (22-3) with 25 points and 14 rebounds. They advance to a 2nd round game, vs Northern Durham (17-8) also at GMHS on Wednesday 7PM:



    13108- 35
    GAR2316158- 62

    SCORING: GAR--Kanita Shephard 25, Kesheria McNeil 16, Aleshia Harris 6, Tiffany Moody 4, A'lece Mark 4, Tyara Hill 3, Raven Gibbs 2.
    FUQ--B.Krutch 13, B.Estes 7, C.Painter 6, L.Mathews 6, B.Brown 3;

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    Trojans highlighted in Sunday N&O

    Senior NC State recruit Morgan Barbour and the Lady Trojan softball team are highlighted in the Feb. 24th issue of the News and Observer. The N&O announces Amanda Beach and Cecily Parrott are being recruited by the Peace College Pacers. The Trojans are ranked 4th in NC.

    2008 Lady Trojan Varsity
    Back row: Jessie Warner, Ashley Carrol, Paige Waggy,Christie Wright, Cecily Parrot, Mary-Scott Powell, Morgan Barbour, Kimmie Stewart
    Front row: Megan Strickland, Kasey Hamrick, Nadia Jeffries, Amanda Beach, Alisha Gillespy

    Junior NC State recruit Meagan Proper will lead the Lady Trojan soccer team. Meag was an all state selection as a sophomore.

    Senior golfer Sam Stephenson is listed as golfer to watch, noting his 72 scoring average in 2007. The N&O announces Sam has committed to UNC Pembroke.

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    4A NCHSSA Brackets announced

    The Lady Trojans lock up a #1 seed and will face Fuquay (9-16, #5 seed from the Tri-8 conference) Monday night at GMHS.

    Girls 4A bracket
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    The boys varsity secure the GNRC #2 seed and will play Wakefield (15-10, #3 seed from the Cap 7) Tuesday night at GMHS

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    Lady Trojan softball team scrimmages Washington

    Coach Moe Barbour's 2008 edition of the mighty Lady Trojan softball team took the field at Trojan Park Saturday under a beautiful blue Garner sky. Nadia Jefferies scores the Trojans lone run in the scrimmage which ended deadlocked 1-1. Coach Barbour and Harris express their gratitude to Washington AD David Daniel (GMHS '77) for the quick rescheduling after the DH Conley scrimmage was washed out. The Trojans open on the road at Middle Creek on Tue. 2/26, 4:30PM.

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    Lady Trojans fall in GNRC final

    SE Raleigh takes the third of three hard fought games against the Trojans (21-3), with a 61-47 win in the GNRC Tournament finals. The Trojans qualify for the NCHSSA Sectionals and will play at home Monday night, 7PM against Fuquay.
    SCORING: GAR-Kesheria McNeil 18, Kanita Shepherd 12, A'lece Mark 8, Tiffany Moody 5, Raven Gibbs 2, Jaya Johnson 2
    SER: Boykin 22, Washington 14, Trice-Hill 12, Gardner-Rand 7, Peebles 6
    2008 GNRC Tournament brackets (boys/girls)

    Lady Trojan Soccer scrimmages at Leesville

    Coach Barnes 2008 edition of the Lady Trojan soccer team took the field in a scrimmage at defending state champions Leesville Road last evening. The Trojans were a school record 16-5 and runner-up in the GNRC. State play-off qualifiers, they advanced to the 3rd round of the NCHSSA Tournament.
    Trojans Paige Dugal Trojan Coach Connie Barnes Dugal (#1) shoots on goal while Kari Skillman (#12) moves in for the assist Meagan Proper (#2) dribbles through the defense Danielle McCartney (#7) on the move
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    Lady Trojans will face SE Raleigh in GNRC final

    The Lady Trojans put away the #4 seed Comets 62-43, behind Senior Kanita Shepherd's 26 points and 11 rebounds. The Lady Trojans will face the Bulldogs tonight at Clayton HS. The 6PM final between the two top seeds is the "rubber match" after the teams split their regular season match-ups. SE Raleigh reaches the finals with their 54-39 win over E.Wake earlier in the early game:




    17- 43


    - 63

    SCORING: GAR--Kanita Shephard 26, Kesheria McNeil 10, A'lece Mark 9, Jaya Johnson 8, Aleshia Harris 3, Raven Gibbs 2, Tiffany Moody 1.
    CLY--M.Lackey 24, P.Armwood 8, Richardson 3, S.Moore 3, A.Johnson 1;

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    Trojans fall to the Knights in GNRC semi-final

    Knightdale tops the Trojans 73-61. The Trojans rally to cut the Knightdale lead to just 5 at the half on Carl Redd's 3-pointer at the buzzer. The lead is trimmed to just one in the second half before the Knights pull away in the final minute to blow open a close contest and deny Coach Gray his 300th win. Tyrone Williams leads the Trojans with 24. The Trojans (16-8) qualify for the NCHSSA 4A play-offs with a game next Tuesday, location and opponent TBA.

    GAR10141720- 61
    KNI14151331- 73

    SCORING: GAR--T.Williams 24, S.Drane 11, J.Brooks 10, D.Upchurch 9, C.Hunter 4, C.Redd 3; KNI--S.Okoye 23, J.Gorham 18, D.Mann 13, B.Simms 9, A.Moffitt 8, D.Noel 2.

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    McManus commits to Catawba

  • Senior Alan McManus has signed with the Catawba Indians to play football in 2008. The Indians were 11-2 and 5-1 in the South Atlantic Conference this year. McManus is also an All-Conference lacrosse player for the Trojans. Alan is the son of Jim and Emma McManus. Congratulations Alan!!!

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    Top-seeded Lady Trojans subdue the Wildcats

    Kesheria McNeil scores 21 and Kanita Shepherd adds 17 for top-seeded Garner who advances to the GNRC semi-finals with a 55-34 win over W.Johnston. The Lady Trojans, 8th in NC at 20-2, will host the #4 seed Clayton at 7:30 at GMHS, the second of two games Thursday. SE Raleigh will face the E.Wake in game one at 6PM:




    - 34
    GAR13151512- 55

    SCORING: GAR--Kesheria McNeil 21, Kanita Shephard 17, Jaya Johnson 9, Alex Covington 6, Tiffany Moody 2.
    WJO--M.Dees 13, A.Fowler 4, T.Dixon 4, K.Burr 3, M.Beth 2, Schoenemen 2, T.Thompson 2, C.McLeod 2;

    GNRC Girls Tournament:
    #1 Garner 55 #8 W.Johnston 34
    #4 Clayton 38 #5 SSS 32
    #2 SE Raleigh 56 #7 Knightdale 25
    #3 E.Wake 58 #6 H.Springs 40

    Alex Covington dishes to Tiffany Moody Coach Mays makes his point Paige Dugal patrols the perimeter

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    Trojan players among top performers at MVP Elite Combine

    Garner's Ian Hunter
    MVP Combine Top Performers
    Trojan football team was well represented among the top competitors at the annual MVP Elite Combine:
    Vertical leap: 3rd Jeremy Conyers 35 1/2"(GARNER RB)
    Long Jump: 3rd Ronald Moore 9'1" (GARNER CB)
    Pro Shuttle: 1st Ian Hunter 4.03 (GARNER WR)
    3 Cone: 1st Ian Hunter 7.32 (GARNER WR), 3rd Chaz Damon 7.39 (GARNER TE)
    40yd Sprint: 1st Ian Hunter 4.38, meet record (GARNER WR), 2nd Jeremy Conyers 4.41 (GARNER RB)
    10yd Sprint: 1st Jeremy Conyers 1.03 (GARNER RB), 3rd Ian Hunter 1.37 (GARNER WR)
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    Lady Trojan Soccer

    2008-'09 conditioning starts Dec 1 2:45-3:45 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday's at the track. Athletes must have a completed physical before participating. Contact Coach Corsbie or Coach Ortiz if you have questions.

    2/21: Lady Trojans scrimmage at Leesville Road
    2/24: Junior Meagan Proper highlighted
    2/27: Lady Trojans open season with shutout over Middle Creek
    2/28: Trojans tie Fike
    3/3: JV, Varsity defeat W.Johnston
    3/5: Lady Trojans win at Clayton
    3/10: Dugal breaks scoreless tie, Trojans nip the Knights
    3/12: Trojans win road match at SSS, stay unbeaten
    3/17: Trojans-Bulldogs end deadlocked after 2OT
    3/19: Lady Trojans roll over E.Wake
    3/20: Proper ranks #1 and Dugal #4 in Triangle area scoring
    3/26: Proper's nine point night blast the Hawks
    3/27: Lady Trojans edge the Hawks 2-1
    4/2: Trojans ranked #12 in state 4A poll
    4/9: Undefeated Lady Trojans roll over W. Johnston
    4/14: Trojans suffer first loss, 2-0 to Clayton
    4/16: Smith & Dugal "hat tricks" lead Trojans past Knightdale
    4/19: Lady Trojans win at EuroSport Showcase
    4/18: Dugal & Proper named Scholar Athlete(s) of the Week
    4/21: Trojans celebrate Senior Night with 4-1 win over SSS
    4/23: Trojans comeback downs the Bulldogs in regular season finale
    4/30: Trojans open GNRC Tournament with win over the Wildcats
    5/1: Trojans down Bulldogs in Semi-finals of GNRC
    5/6: Lady Trojans fall in 1st round of NCHSSA

    Head Coach- Connie Barnes

    # Player Class Position
    1Paige DugalSeniorForward
    2Meagan ProperJuniorMid.
    3Jenna CarrollJuniorDef.
    4Hillary DavisSophomoreForward
    5Amanda PierceJuniorMid.
    6 Sarah HooperSophomoreMid./Gk
    7 Danielle McCartneySophomoreMid.
    8Nikki KefferSeniorDef.
    9Michelle RothFreshmanMid.
    10Chrisleigh ColonSophomoreMid.
    11Anna BurkeJuniorMid.
    12Kari SkillmanFreshmanMid.
    13Jessie SmithJuniorForward
    14Liz BoyetteSeniorDef.
    15 Kate MurdockJuniorDef.
    16Paige McCabeSophomoreMid.
    17Ally SpringerJuniorGk

    Date Opponent JV Varsity
    Feb 21Leesville Rd (scrimmage)6:30PM (A)
    Feb 27Middle Creek0-4 (0-1)2-0 (1-0)
    Feb 28Wilson Fike2-1 (1-1)3-3 (1-0-1)
    Mar 3W.Johnston1-0 (2-1)5-0 (2-0-1)
    Mar 5Clayton0-4 (2-2)6-4 (3-0-1)
    Middle Creek-PPD
    Mar 10Knightdale6-3 (4-0-1)
    Mar 12SSS0-3 (2-3)4-2 (5-0-1)
    Mar 17SE Raleigh2-0 (3-3)3-3 (5-0-2)
    Mar 19E.Wake8-1 (6-0-2)
    Mar 26Holly Springs 8-0 (7-0-2)
    Mar 27Holly Springs2-1 (8-0-2)
    Apr 9W.Johnston1-1 (3-3-1)7-1 (9-0-2)
    Apr 10E.Wake8-0 (10-0-2)
    Apr 14Clayton0-5 (3-4-1)0-2 (10-1-2)
    Apr 16Knightdale8-2 (11-1-2)
    Apr 19Eurosport Showcase
    vs Jacksonville @ SE Raleigh HS
    4-3 (12-1-2)
    Apr 21SSS1-1 (3-4-2)4-1 (13-1-2)
    Apr 23SE Raleigh3-0 (4-4-2)5-3 (14-1-2)
    Apr 30GNRC Tournament
    vs W.Johnston
    3-0 (15-1-2)
    May 1GNRC Tournament
    vs SE Raleigh
    4-2 (16-1-2)
    May 7NCHSSA 4A Play-offs
    vs Enloe
    0-4 (16-2-2)

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    Seniors go out in style!!

    Garner sweeps the Hawks with JV boys, and both varsity squads rolling to big wins.

    Coach Mays' girls varsity (19-2, 13-1 in GNRC) blast Holly Springs 62-24 to lock up the top seed in next week's GNRC tournament. Senior Kanita Shepherd scores 19 and has 13 rebounds, her 8th double-double of the year to lead the blowout:
    SCORING: Shepherd 19, McNeil 9, Moody 8, Mark 7, Covington 4, Dugal 4, Gibbs 4, Harrin 3, Hill 2, Johnson 2

    The boys varsity rolls to an 85-55 win as Coach Mays pulls double-duty for the 2nd game this week. Senior Charles McKoy pours in 21 and Demetrius Upchurch adds 16 for the Trojans, (14-7, 12-2 in GNRC) who win their 4th straight and will be seeded 2nd in the GNRC:
    SCORING: McKoy 21, Upchurch 16, Williams 13, Hunter 13, Smith 9, Purvis 4, Drane 4, Barrett 3, Young 2

    Seniors recognized tonight:
    V.Girls Basketball - Kanita Shepherd, Raven Gibbs, Paige Dugal, Tiffany Moody, Aleshia Harris
    V.Boys Basketball - Tyrone Williams, Derrick Leach, James Young, Charles McKoy, Jacob Purvis
    V.Cheerleading - Brittany Castles, Suzanne Jordan, Kristina House, Dasia Robinson, Paige Thompson, Amy Walters, Bailey Walters, Vitallia Williams

    The sweep is completed with the JV boys 66-62 overtime win over the Hawks. Matt Powell drains a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into an extra frame with the Trojans getting the win to close out their year.

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    Trojans open GNRC Tourney with win over the Hawks

    The #2 seed Trojans (16-7) hold on for the 90-71 win over Holly Springs. Tyrone Williams leads 6 trojans in double-figures with 22 points. Garner's 5th straight win advances them to 2nd round action on Wednesday night 6PM vs Knightdale, which will played at Clayton HS:

    HLY14161427- 71
    GAR21272121- 90

    SCORING: HLY--A.Johnson 20, L.Lattimore 15, T.Walker 8, Q.Underwood 8, M.Collins 4, B.Brown 4, Kessing 4, J.Kindred 2, B.Gaskins 2, R.Thomas 2, K.Burnette 2; GAR--Tyrone Williams 22, Josh Brooks 17, Cordero Hunter 13, Stephone Drane 12, Demetrius Upchurch 12, Charles McKoy 10, Derrick Leach 2, Jacob Purvis 1, Jamall Barrett 1.

    GNRC Boys Tournament:
    #2 Garner 90 #7 Holly Springs 71
    #3 Knightdale 76 #6 SSS 44
    #1 Clayton 76 #8 E.Wake 59
    #4 SE Raleigh 81 #5 W.Johnston 72

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    2008 Trojan Men's Tennis

    2/27: Trojans sweep the Wildcats
    2/29: Trojans take two from S.Brunswick on road trip
    3/3: Comets top the Trojans in GNRC battle
    3/5: Trojans nip the Knights 5-4
    3/10: Trojans claim road match at SSS
    3/17: Trojans claim win over the Warriors at home

    3/19: Trojans tops the Hawks
    3/24: Trojans win at WF-Rolesville
    4/7: Trojans top W.Johnston
    4/8: SE Raleigh edges the Trojans
    4/16: Morgan, Smith lead Trojans past SSS
    4/17: Knightdale tops Trojans
    4/23: Trojans win 11th of the year at E.Wake
    4/24: Trojans roll over Bulldogs
    4/28: Senior Day win for the Trojans

    2008 Men's Tennis team:
    J. Walls-Head Coach
    J. Cobb-Asst. Coach

    Logan MorganSenior
    Michael MahjoubSenior
    Brian RossSenior
    Patrick StephensonJunior
    Patrick HolmesJunior
    Jake SmithJunior
    Luke ThompkinsJunior
    Alex BennettJunior
    Carlos GonzalezJunior
    Curtis ReedJunior
    AJ JacobJunior
    Cayler SimpsonSophomore
    Mark NyutuSophomore
    Clifford SmithFreshman
    Chase MorganFreshman

    2008 Men's tennis schedule
    2/16/2008Super Scrimmage @ Greene Central HS(A)9:00AM
    2/27/2008West Johnston(H)9-0 (1-0)
    2/29/2008South Brunswick(A)8-1 (1-0)
    3/1/2008South Brunswick(A)9-0 (3-0)
    3/3/2008Clayton(A)1-8 (3-1)
    3/5/2008Knightdale(H)5-4 (4-1)
    3/10/2008Smithfield-Selma(A)6-3 (5-1)
    3/12/2008Fuquay(A)2-7 (5-2)
    3/17/2008East Wake(H)6-3 (6-2)
    3/19/2008Holly Springs(A)5-4 (7-2)
    3/24/2008WF Rolesville(A)8-1 (8-2)
    4/7/2008West Johnston(A)8-1 (9-2)
    4/8/2008SE Raleigh(H)4-5 (9-3)
    4/9/2008Clayton(H)1-8 (9-4)
    4/16/2008Smithfield-Selma(H)7-2 (10-4)
    4/17/2008Knightdale(A)3-6 (10-5)
    4/23/2008East Wake(A)6-3 (11-5)
    4/24/2008Southeast Raleigh (rescheduled due to rain)(A)8-1 (12-5)
    4/28/2008Holly Springs SENIOR DAY(H)7-2 (13-5)
    5/3/2008GNRC Tournament @ SSS(A)results

    2008 Lady Trojans softball

    Garner's Winning Tradition

    2/16: Lady Trojans ranked 4th in 2008 NCSCA High School 4A Softball Poll pre-season poll
    2/24: Lady Trojans highlighted by The News and Observer
    2/27: Lady Trojans open season with 9-1 win over Broughton
    2/28: Mustangs top the Trojans
    2/29: Bengal pitching stifles Trojans
    3/2: Lady Trojans fall to 9th in rankings
    3/5: Lady Trojans blast the Caps
    3/11: #1 ranked Wildcats edged the Trojans
    3/14: Lady Trojan annihilate the Comets 32-0
    3/19: Barbour, Wright lead Trojans past the Spartans
    3/25: Lady Trojans blast the Knights
    3/26: Lady Trojans win 4th in a row
    3/27: JV Trojans roll to 7-0 win over the Knights
    4/8: Lady Trojans win 5th straight, top the Bulldogs
    4/11: Wright no-hits Warriors for 4 innings in 12-1 win
    4/12: Barbour's 2- HR day sends Trojans to 7th straight win
    4/16: Trojans triple their way past the Hawks
    4/17: JV team rolls to 9-0 with 3-1 win over Fuquay
    4/18: Wright wins 8th as Lady Trojans top E.Wake
    4/18: Campbell wins 9th straight for undefeated JV
    4/25: Barbour's 7th HR and Wright's 2-hitter posts 12-0 shutout vs Clayton
    4/29: Wright, Campbell post no-hitters vs Knights
    4/30: Trojans knock off #1 W.Johnston, GNRC tied
    5/1: Senior Day win for the Trojans over SSS
    5/5: Bulldogs stop Trojans GNRC title bid
    5/9: Parrott no-hits Hawks in GNRC Tournament opener
    5/10: Barbour record homer send Trojans to the finals
    5/10: Lady Trojan comeback comes up just short
    5/13: Lady Trojans rally for NCHSAA win over Leesville
    6/7: Trojans place five on Area 3 All-District team
    6/29: Trojans named to 2008 4A All-State team
    12/15: Jeffries commits to NC Central

    2008 Lady Trojan Varsity Team
    Moe Barbour-Head Coach
    Ricky Harris-Asst. Coach

    # Player Class
    00Alisha GillespieSenior
    1Paige WaggySenior
    2Christie WrightJunior
    4Morgan BarbourSenior
    6Amanda BeachSenior
    9Kimmie StewartSophomore
    10Mary Scott "Scottie" PowellFreshman
    11Meghan StricklandSophomore
    12Cecily ParrottSenior
    13Kasey HamrickSophomore
    18Ashley CarrollFreshman
    19Nadia JeffriesJunior
    22Jessie WarnerSenior

    Date Opponent JV Varsity
    Feb 23Washington1-1
    Feb 25Broughton9-1 (1-0)
    Feb 27Middle Creek13-3 (1-0)1-8 (1-1)
    Feb 29Fuquay20-6 (2-0)1-4 (1-2)
    Mar 5Broughton16-3 (3-0)21-4 (2-2)
    Mar 7Middle CreekPPDPPD
    Mar 11W.Johnston15-2 (4-0)2-4 (2-3)
    Mar 14Clayton19-4 (5-0)32-0 (3-3)
    Mar 19SSSPPD8-3 (4-3)
    Mar 25Knightdale18-4 (6-0)17-0 (5-3)
    Mar 26H.Springs11-1 (6-3)
    May 27Knightdale15-8 (7-0)
    Apr 8SE Raleigh7-1 (7-3)
    Apr 11E.Wake11-8 (8-0)12-1 (8-3)
    Apr 12Victor HS from White Plains, NY at W.Johnston2-1 (9-3)
    Apr 15H.Springs15-0 (10-3)
    Apr 17Fuquay3-1 (9-0)0-8 (10-4)
    Apr 18E.Wake5-1 (10-0)10-2 (11-4)
    Apr 25Clayton12-1 (11-0)12-0 (12-4)
    Apr 29Knightdale19-0 (12-0)7-0 (13-4)
    Apr 30W.Johnston (re-scheduled from 4/22)cancelled5-2 (14-4
    May 1SSS (moved up to 5/1 due to the GMHS prom on 5/2)3-5 (12-1)7-5 (15-4)
    May 5SE Raleigh0-1 (15-5)
    May 9GNRC Tournament at SSS vs Holly Springs7-0 (16-5)
    May 10GNRC Tournament at SSS vs E.Wake12-1 (17-5)
    May 9GNRC Tournament at SSS vs W.Johnston1-5 (17-6)
    May 13NCHSSA 4A playoffs
    vs Leesville Road
    5-2 (18-6)
    May 16NCHSSA 4A playoffs
    at Scotland County
    2-3 (18-7)

    Trojans top the Bulldogs

    Tyrone Williams scored 17 points as Garner (13-7, 10-2) took the 60-57 Greater Neuse road win over Southeast Raleigh (7-11, 5-7):



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    SCORING: GAR--T.Williams 17, D.Upchurch 15, C.Hunter 9, A.Smith 6, S.Drane 5, C.McKoy 4, J.Brooks 2, J.Young 1, C.Redd 1; SER--D.Thomas 22, S.Walton 9, T.Simpson 8, D.Fulton 8, S.Best 4, D.Perry 2, J.Taylor 2, T.Smith 2.

    The Lady Trojan varsity teams suffered its first GNRC loss of the year to the Bulldogs, 54-46 but maintain first place at 17-2 and 11-1 in the conference. Kesheria McNeil scores 18 and Kanita Shepherd adds 14:



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    SCORING: GAR--K.McNeil 18, K.Shephard 14, A.Mark 8, T.Moody 2, J.Johnson 2; SER--L.Boykin 24, K.Trice-Hill 8, T.GardnerRand 7, T.Washington 6, D.Peebles 5, B.Holloway 4.

    2008 Trojan Baseball

    Garner Winning Tradition
    2006 GNRC Champions
    GMHS Baseball Website
    3/29: Apex edges JV Trojans in Day 2 of Stock Building Supply tournament
    5/6: JV Trojans sweep DH vs SSS
  • Matt Beck
  • Zach Clay
  • Austin Gulley
  • Eric Josey
  • Matt Keil
  • Zack Howell
  • Wil Medlin
  • Jordan Young
  • Dillon Creech
  • Gabe Chrismon
  • Jeremy Conyers
  • Drew Gay
  • Ricky Martin
  • Paco Martin
  • Pat Monahan
  • Matt Price
  • Hunter Brown

  • Junior Varsity Roster

  • Jacob Baker
  • Clint Clay
  • Jackson Pleasant
  • Matt Powell
  • Jonathan Sherron
  • Bryan Woodard
  • Brett Bailey
  • Josh Randle
  • Seth Council
  • Wil Norris
  • Colin Perry
  • Connor Torreulla
  • Brett Walters
  • Tyler Hunter
  • Taylor Brunson

  • Date Opponent JV Varsity
    Feb 21South Granville (scrimmage)4PM (H)
    Feb 22Sanderson (scrimmage)4PM (H)
    Feb 27Broughton (endowment)9-1 (1-0)
    Feb 29Lee County0-3 (0-1)0-4 (1-1)
    Mar 5Broughton14-4 (1-1)1-4 (1-2)
    Mar 7Middle CreekPPDPPD
    Mar 11W.Johnston1-1 (1-1)2-14 (1-3)
    Mar 13Fuquay2-8 (1-2)4-11 (1-4)
    Mar 14Clayton2-13 (1-3)6-4 (2-4)
    Mar 19SSSPPD8-9 (2-5)
    Mar 25Knightdale5-4 (2-3)6-2 (3-5)
    Mar 26H.Springs5-1 (3-3)2-5 (3-6)
    Mar 28Stock Building Supply JV Tournament:
    vs Middle Creek @ W.Harnett HS
    2-1 (4-3)
    Mar 29Stock Building Supply JV Tournament:
    Apex @ W.Harnett HS
    0-2 (4-4)
    Mar 31Stock Building Supply JV Baseball:
    vs Green Hope at Fuquay HS
    Apr 3Bobby Murray Invitational:
    vs Person @ Millbrook HS
    10-0 (4-6)
    Apr 4Bobby Murray Invitational:
    @ Millbrook HS
    1-2 (4-7)
    Apr 8SE Raleigh10-0 (5-4)7-9 (4-8)
    Apr 11E.Wake13-2 (6-4)4-3 (5-8)
    Apr. 12Middle Creek5-7 (6-5)4-10 (5-9)
    Apr 15H.Springs10-4 (7-5)7-8 (5-10)
    Apr 17Fuquay0-10 (7-6)1-24 (5-11)
    Apr 18E.Wake6-9 (7-7)21-6 (6-11)
    Apr 19Bobby Murray Invitational:
    vs Leesville Rd @Wakefield HS
    0-11 (6-12)
    Apr 23W.Johnston4-6 (7-8)0-3 (6-13)
    Apr 25Clayton0-14 (7-9)0-6 (6-14)
    Apr 29Knightdale5-6 (7-10)8-3 (7-14)
    May 1SSS (moved up to 5/1 due to the GMHS Prom)PPD9-5 (8-14)
    May 5SE Raleigh12-5 (8-10)4-2 (9-14)
    May 6SSS (Game #1)11-1 (9-10)
    May 6SSS (Game #2)6-3 (10-10)
    May 9NCHSSA Play-offs
    vs Sanderson
    1-2 (9-15)

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    Smith to sign with Navy; Morgan to Fork Union

    Kameron with parents Joyce and Garry Smith, Ass't Principal Drew Cook and Head Coach Nelson Smith (picture courtesy of The Garner Citizen News-Times
    Senior quarterback Kameron Smith will sign his national letter-of-intent with the Naval Academy on February 7th. The Greater Neuse River offensive player of the year with 1,898 yards passing and 571 rushing, Smith guided the Trojans to a 12-1 record in 2007, advancing to the second round of the NCHSSA 4AA play-offs after spending most of the year near the top of the state 4A rankings. He will join former Trojan football teammate Trey Grissom at Annapolis next fall. The Midshipman were 8-5 this season and earned a Poinsetta Bowl appearance. Their season included a historic 46-44 triple overtime win at Notre Dame. Kameron is the son of Joyce and Garry Smith. Congratulations to Kameron for continuing the Garner Winning Tradition!!

    Senior Tony Morgan has committed to Fork Union Military Academy. FUMA lists among its alumni 2008 Super BowlTony with teammates Kameron Smith and Reggie Bowens, Asst Principal Drew Cook and Head Coach Nelson Smith (picture courtesy of The Garner Citizen News-Times participant Plaxico Burress and Vinny Testaverde. Tony was named to the 2007 All-GNRC and WRAL All-Triangle teams. Congratulations to Tony for continuing the Garner Winning Tradition!!

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    Dugal commits to Wolfpack soccer

    Garner's Paige Dugal flanked by parents Tre and Wendy Dugal, CASL Coach Rusty Scarborough, Ass't Principal Drew Cook and Head Coach Connie Barnes (picture courtesy of The Garner Citizen News-Times)
    Congratulations to Senior Paige Dugal who has committed to play soccer next year for N.C. State. Dugal will join former Trojan teammate Kaitlin Wescoe on Head Coach Laura Kerrigan's Lady Wolfpack squad that was 6-10-3 this fall competing in the extremely tough ACC. A 3-year starter for the Trojan soccer team and point guard on the Lady Trojan basketball team, currently 15-1 and ranked 6th in the state 4A poll and runs cross country. Paige is the daughter of Tré and Wendy Dugal. Congratulations Paige for continuing the Garner Winning Tradition!!

    For the academic year, Trojan athletes who have committed:

  • Kameron Smith, football, Navy
  • Paige Dugal, soccer, NC State
  • Kanita Shepherd, basketball, James Madison
  • Morgan Barbour, softball, NC State
  • Reggie Bowens, football, South Carolina
  • Tony Morgan, football, Fork Union Military Academy
  • Tiffany Moody, basketball, UNC-Wilmington
  • Booker Nunley, track, South Carolina
  • Alan McManus, football, Catawba

  • Sam Stephenson, golf, UNC Pembroke
  • Nunley signs with the Gamecocks

    Booker Nunley signed his National Letter of Intent for the University of South Carolina track team on Wednesday, Feb 6th. Nunley has won national acclaim in hurdles and sprints while competing with the Trojans. Booker is the son of Booker Sr. and Jacqueline Nunley. Congratulations Booker for continuing the Garner Winning Tradition!!!

    Varsity basketball teams roll at E.Wake

    Garner defeats E.Wake 91-58 to maintain 2nd in the GNRC (14-7, 11-2). Stephone Drane posts his second 20-point night of the year to lead 5 Trojans in double-figures. Senior Night for the Trojans will be Friday night home vs Holly Springs, 7PM:

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    SCORING: GAR--S.Drane 20, A.Smith 15, T.Williams 12, C.Hunter 11, D.Upchurch 10, J.Purvis 7, J.Barrett 6, D.Leach 5, E.Grissett 4, C.McKoy 3, J.Young 2, C.Redd 2; EWK--J.Tanner 19, M.McCallum 12, R.Little 11, M.Townes 6, Payton 4, T.Little 3.

    The Lady Trojans stop the Warriors 48-32 and maintain the top seed in the GNRC (18-2, 12-1). Kesheria McNeil leads the Trojans with 18 and James Madison signee Kanita Shepherd adds 12. Coach Mays team is ranked 8th in NC this week:




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    SCORING: GAR--K.McNeil 18, K.Shephard 12, J.Johnson 6, P.Dugal 4, T.Hill 2, R.Gibbs 2, T.Moody 1, A.Harris 1, A.Mark 1; EWK--N.Alston 10, C.Bolton 9, A.Montague 8, A.Crumel 2, M.Cochran 2, E.Williams 1.
    Lady Trojans maintain #1 seed Lady Trojans huddle Dugal controls the point

    Trojans wrestlers place in GNRC tournament

    The Trojans competed in the GNRC Wrestling Tournament Feb. 1st and 2nd. Trojans placing were:

  • Teral Hairston 2nd
  • Tyler Mahar 2nd
  • Jesse Gould 3rd
  • Brooks Banks 4th

  • The Trojans wrestled without Joe Bocchino, ranked 12th in NC, who went out with a slight MCL pull in his first match at the Capital City Classic a couple of weeks ago. Coach Bunn hopes he can return by the NCHSSA regionals. The Trojans are 6-19 for the season.

    Lady Trojans top the Knights

    Kesheria McNeil scores 14 and Kanita Shepherd adds 13 and 10 rebounds as the Lady Trojans blast Knightdale 65-34 to move to 16-1 on the year and remain unbeaten in the conference. The Lady Trojans are ranked 3rd in the local area by WRAL and ranked 6th in the NC:
    SCORING: Kesheria McNeil 14, Kanita Shepherd 13, A'lece Mark 12, Tyara Hill 9, Jaya Johnson 6, Alex Covington 4, Raven Gibbs 3, Paige Dugal 2, Tiffany Moody 2

    Boys varsity drops their second straight GNRC battle 59-68 on the road and now 8-2 in the conference. Clayton's win over Holly Springs drops the Trojans into 2nd in the league. Cordero Hunter leads the balanced Trojans scoring with 16 points:
    SCORING: Cordero Hunter 16, Tyrone Williams 12, Stephon Drane 11, Josh Brooks 10, J.Barrett 4, A.Smith 2, Demetrius Upchurch 2

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    Trojan Wrestlers to compete in Wrestling Regional

    Trojan Wrestlers Qualified for the East Region Wrestling Tournament being held at Pinecrest High School, February 15 and 16. Twenty-four 4A High Schools from throughout NC have entered.

    103 Lb Jesse Gould seeded #9
    119 Lb Cole Magdefrau " #16
    135 Lb Joe Bocchino " #2
    160 Lb Tarel Hairston " #4
    285 LB Tyler Maher " #8

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    3/11: Stephenson posts low score at The Neuse tourney
    3/12: Stephenson medalist at Reedy Creek
    3/17: Trojans place 6th at Zebulon CC

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    Regional Science Olympiad

    On Feb. 12th, Garner hosted the Regional Science Olympiad. Over 2000 students representing over 40 middle and high school teams competed at GMHS in various Science and Engineering events. Our own team had several medal winners:

  • Jeremy Leonard and Lucas Burkey 1st place Boomilever

  • Mary Burkey and Braxton Shelley 3rd place Experimental Design

  • Mary Burkey and Melissa Squires 3rd place Astronomy

  • Nicole Keffer and Michael Rittiner 7th place Ecology

  • Jimmy Vreeland and Jeremy Leonard 7th place Remote Sensing

  • Daniel Phillips and Jimmy Vreeland 7th place Junkyard Challenge

  • Congratulations to these students!