Winter-Spring Sports Awards

Athletic awards presented at the Winter-Spring Awards Ceremonies, May 29th. GMHS is very proud to report:

  • 67 student athletes achieved GPA of 3.50 or higher
  • 7 teams had composite GPA of 2.90 or higher
  • 6 teams had composite GPA of 3.00 or higher

  • BOYS TENNIS (13-5)
    All-Conference: Logan Morgan, Michael Mahjoub, Patrick Holmes
    GNRC Sportsmanship Award: Alex Bennett
    Trojan Award: Michael Mahjoub
    Most Outstanding Player: Logan Morgan
    Academic All-Conference:
  • Logan Morgan - 3.25
  • Michael Mahjoub - 3.5
  • Brian Ross - 3.1
  • Alex Bennett - 3.75
  • Carlos Gonzalez - 3.25
  • Curtis Reed - 3.75
  • Jacob Smith - 3.25
  • Clifford Smith - 3.25
  • Mark Nyutu - 3.0
  • Cayler Simpson - 3.5
  • Luke Thompkins - 3.0

  • GNRC Coach of the Year: Joe Walls

    GIRLS SOCCER (16-2-2):
    All-Conference-Meagan Proper, Paige Dugal, Jessie Smith, Jenna Carroll, Elizabeth Boyette
    Sportsmanship Award-Danielle McCartney
    All-Region 3: Meagan Proper, Paige Dugal, Jenna Carroll
    All-State: Meagan Proper, Paige Dugal
    Trojan Award: Elizabeth Boyette
    MVP: Paige Dugal
    Offensive Player of the Year for the Conference-Meagan Proper
    The complete team team was Academic All-Conference

    All-Conf. Tarel Hairston
    Sportsmanship Award - Jesse Gould
    MVP - Joe Bocchino
    Coaches Award - Taylor Brunson
    Academic Awards: TBA

    Most Outstanding: Sam Stephenson
    Trojan Award: Josh Shore
    All Conference: Sam Stephenson
    Sportsmanship Award; Heath Perry and Daniel Phillips
    All Academic Team: Sam Stephenson, Josh Shore, Heath Perry, Cameron Cooke, Daniel Phillips, Justin Blaylock, Matt Marcom, Will Pittman and Robert Stephenson

    NCHSSA 4A State Champions

    All conference - Zack Howell, Matt Keil
    Offensive MVP - Wil Medlin
    Defensive MVP - Dillon Creech
    Pitching MVP - Zack Howell
    Trojan Award - Matt Price
    Leadership Award - Matt Keil

    4A All-District 3 team :
  • Morgan Barbour
  • Amanda Beach
  • Christie Wright
  • Nadia Jeffries
  • Kimmie Stewart

  • All-Conference: Morgan Barbour, Nadia Jeffries, Christie Wright, Amanda Beach and Kimmie Stewart
    Trojan Award: Mary Scott Powell
    Most Outstanding Player: Morgan Barbour
    GNRC Player of the Year: Morgan Barbour
    All-Academic: Morgan Barbour, Amanda Beach, Ashley Carroll, Kasey Hamrick, Cecily Parrott, Mary Scott Powell, Kimmie Stewart, Megan Strickland, Paige Waggy, Haley Warner, Jessie Warner, Christie Wright

    Boys Basketball:
    MOP: Tyrone Williams
    Trojan Award: AJ Smith
    All-Conference: Tyrone Williams & DeMetrius Upchurch
    All-Conference Honorable Mention: A.J. Smith & Josh Brooks
    All-Academic: James Young

    Girls Basketball (22-4):
    GNRC Coach of the Year: Hardrick Mays
    GNRC Player of the Year: Kanita Shepherd
    MOP: Kanita Shepherd
    Trojan Award: Raven Gibbs

    Girls MOP: Mary Burkey
    Boys MOP: Brennan Kroll
    Girls Trojan Award: Ali Ward
    Boys Trojan Award: Jimmy Aughenbaugh

    MOP: Jessica Hellmann
    Trojan Award: Andrea Snyder

    All-conference:Ian Hunter, Isiah Moore, Kendell Delapp, Tony Morgan, Keke Francheska
    MOP (Indoor & Outdoor): Ashton Anglin-Stone
    MOP Girls Indoor: Camacy Melville
    Boys (Indoor & Outdoor) Trojan Award: Ian Hunter
    Girls Trojan Award: Kanita Shephard
    Girls Indoor Trojan Award: Michelle Bailey

    All-Conference: Alan McManus, Chris Porter
    Sportsmanship: John Peterson
    MOP: Travis Carroll
    Trojan Award: Jack Thompson

    The Trojan Award is given to the athlete who best exemplifies excellence as a teammate on and off the field.

    The Trojan Club and the GMHS Athletic staff send their congratulations to these terrific student athletes and thank you for your service in making GMHS proud!!

    Dugal, Proper named to 2008 All-State Soccer team

    The dynamic Lady Trojan duo of Senior Paige Dugal and Junior Meagan Proper add selection to the 2008 4A All-State Soccer team to their long list of accomplishments. Ranked as the 2nd and 3rd leading scorers in the Triangle area on Coach Barnes 16-2-2 team, these two student athletes were leaders in the classroom and on the field. Proper tallied 98 points with 31 goals and 36 assists and Dugal scored 32 goals and 21 assists for a total of 85 points. Congratulations Paige and Meagan!!

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    American Legion team 1-2 after first weekend

    Garner Post 232 defeated North Raleigh Post 297 on Friday 6-0. Zach Furl throws a no-hitter for eight innings. On Saturday, they lost to Durham Post 7 9-4 and fall Sunday to Wilson Post 13 on Sunday 7-5.

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    Lady Trojans named to All-Region 3 soccer team

    Congratulations to Jenna Carroll, Paige Dugal & Meagan Proper, named to the NC All-Region 3 soccer team!! The three captains were leaders on Coach Barnes 16-2-2 team this year that qualified for the NCHSSA 4A play-offs for the second year in a row.

    Trojan Club scholarship winners

    The Trojan Club is very proud to continue its tradition of awarding scholarships to Senior athletes who have demonstrated committment in the classroom as well as the athletic field. This year's scholarship were awarded to:

  • Morgan Barbour
  • Paige Waggy
  • Paige Thompson
  • Zach Kelly
  • Lexis Hohman
  • Dasia Robinson

  • Congratulations to these student athletes for their achievements!!

    Congratulations to the GMHS Class of 2008 who were awarded more than $2.7 million in scholarships and awards this year!!

    McManus, Porter garner All-Conference Lacrosse Honors

    Congratulations to Seniors Alan McManus and Chris Porter for their selection to the 2008 Capital City East All-Conference Lacrosse Team. Additionally, Senior John Peterson achieved the Sportsmanship Award for the conference. Coach Lamb's team finished the year with a #24 power ranking and a 7-7 record in just the second year of varsity competition. Congratulations to Alan, Chris and John for continuing the Trojan Winning Tradition!!

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    2008-'09 Athletic physicals available

    The high school will be offering physicals for the 2008-2009 school year for $15 on May 21st at 6:30pm in the small gym. It is available for anyone who will attend Garner next year. To participate, you must provide the following info to Head Athletic Trainer, Mike Guerrero, by May 12th:

  • Student's Full Name
  • Rising class (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior)
  • Home Phone number
  • Address

  • Be sure your email message indicates you are reserving an Athletic Physical! Should you prefer, downloadable reservation form to print and deliver to Coach Guerrero.

    The proceeds benefit the GMHS Athletic Department. Payment must be made the night of the physical in cash, or a check made payable to "Garner Magnet High School" with your completed Participation Form

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    Scots edge the Lady Trojans in NCHSSA 2nd round

    The Lady Trojans are stopped 3-2 at Scotland County in a game as close as the final score. The Scots push across 2 runs to take the lead in the 6th inning to stop the #2 seeded Trojans in their play-off bid, ending their season at 18-7.

    The Trojans score first, packaging Nadia Jeffries and Morgan Barbour singles in the first. Starting pitcher Christie Wright drives in Barbour for a 1-0 lead. Scotland answers with a run in the bottom of the first and the two teams play scoreless ball for the next three innings. In the Trojan fifth, they push across a run with "Scottie" Powell picking up her 4th hit of the play-offs and steal second. Jeffries sacrifices her to third and Barbour drives her in with a double to right and a 2-1 lead for the Lady Trojans. The Scots (20-4) are able to stop a string of 16 consecutive batters retired by Wright in their half of the sixth with a walk, followed by a wild pitch to put their runner on 2nd. An RBI single scores the tying run and an infield groundout sends the runner home with a very close play at the plate for the winning run. Junior Christie Wright takes the loss despite a stellar 3-hitter.





    WP-Milligan LP-Wright (14-6)
    Garner Hitters: Jeffries 3-4, Barbour 3-4, Beach 1-3, Wright 1-4, Carroll 2-3, Powell 1-3

    Garner's own Barbour & Barbour w/ co-captain Cecily Parrott Nadia Jeffries takes a cut Super Senior Morgan Barbour on 2nd Christie Wright leans into one Freshman Scottie Powell digs in Senior captain Cecily Parrott ready at the plate Wright delivers to plate Coach Barbour huddles at the mound Coach Barbour ('78) GMHS All-time home run leader-Miss Morgan Barbour
    The Trojans are eternally grateful to the Class of 2008 for their service to GMHS. Though they did not reach their ultimate goal, these terrific young ladies have represented us very proudly and we look forward to following their college careers. We wish them the very best:
    Alisha Gillespie
    Paige Waggy
    Morgan Barbour
    Amanda Beach
    Cecily Parrott
    Jessie Warner

    Season ending stats:
    Christie Wright final pitching stats: 131 Ks, 14-6,ERA 0.97
    Cecily Parrot final pitching stats: 39 Ks, 4-1, ERA 1.45
    Top Hitters:
    Morgan Barbour .512 with 34 RBIs and 9 HRs
    Christie Wright .475 with 32 RBIs and 3HRs
    Amanda Beach .390 with 31 RBIs and 2HRs
    Nadia Jeffries .378 with 10 RBIs
    Mary Scott Powell .364 with 5 RBIs
    Kimmie Stewart .325 with 22 RBIs and 2HRs
    Cecily Parrott .322 with 14 RBIs

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    Hunter posts sub 4.4 time at Shrine Bowl Combine

    Congratulations to wide receiver Ian Hunter for posting a 4.25 second time in the 40-yard dash at the Shrine Bowl Combine. Of the 503 participants, Hunter's time ranked 3rd overall. Hunter and the 2007 Trojans were 12-2 and NCHSAA play-off qualifiers.

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    Baccalaureate services Sunday, May 18th

    Attention Seniors! This year's Baccalaureate service will be held Sunday May 18th @ 4:00 pm at Aversboro Baptist Church. Please plan to arrive between 3:15 and 3:30, dressed in your cap and gown. You should have received a letter in the mail providing all of the details for this event. If you did not receive a letter or have any questions then please see Mr. Sherwin or Mrs. Stone.

    Garner Citizen News & Times supports Habitat For Humanity

    The Garner Citizen News & Times is the media partner for The Power of 7 and the Habitat for Humanity House project. The Garner community is coming together to raise funds to build a Habitat For Humanity house in Garner. You are cordially invited to the Habitat at the Park event scheduled for Saturday, May 17 at Lake Benson Park. Seven area United Methodist Churches have been working diligently planning this all-day festival.

    Beginning at 6 a.m., a Yard Sale will be held. In addition, at that same time, there will be a Craft Sale, Bake Sale, Plant Sale, Silent Auction, Games, and plenty of food. Beginning at 10 a.m. and lasting until 5 p.m. there will be live entertainment on stage. At 6 p.m. there will be a live auction with auctioneer Randy Creech encouraging the crowd to bid on various items, over 150 items in all. The goal is to raise $70,000 which is the sponsorship that is needed to build a Habitat For Humanity house.

    Please help to get the word out and please invite your family and friends to attend. Let's help a family obtain an affordable, low cost, Habitat For Humanity house that will be built in Garner. For More Information or to Volunteer, contact:
    Annette Holden 773-8613(h) 625-0810(c),
    Cheryl Grissom, 779-71717 (h), call 625-0810.

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    Lady Trojans rally for the win in NCHSSA first round

    Kimmie Stewart slams a solo home run and "Scottie" Powell goes 3-for-3 including a big RBI triple in the Trojans 5-run sixth in the 5-2 win over Leesville Road in the opening round of the NCHSSA 4A play-offs. The Trojans rally erases a 2-0 Pride lead and carries them to a Friday night second round game. The Trojan bats were held in check through five innings before the big inning in the first night game for Garner Trojan softball.

    Starter Christie Wright starts the game with six consecutive strikeouts, holding Leesville scoreless through three. The Pride scratches out a run in the fourth for a 1-0 lead. The Trojans (18-6) threaten in their half of the fourth, loading the bases with Wright reaching on an error followed by Stewart and Cecily Parrott consecutive singles with one away. Ashley Carroll bombs a long fly ball to left that is just foul before grounding to the pitcher. Alisha Gillespie lines a screamer that is snagged by the Leesville first baseman to end the inning. Leesville adds a Perkins homer in the sixth to take a 2-0 lead before the Trojan rally.

    Stewart leads off the 6th with her second homer of the year followed by a Parrott walk. Carroll sacrifices Parrott to 2nd. Gillispie lays down a perfect sacrifice that is booted, scoring Jenna Armstrong (courtesy running) to tie the game at 2-2. Powell laces a line drive to right for a triple scoring one and she scores on Nadia Jeffries bunt and its 4-2 Trojans. After Jeffries steals second, Morgan Barbour laces an RBI triple for the 5-2 Trojan lead. Wright earns her 14th win of the year with the complete game, 11 strikeout performance. Garner travels to Scotland County, a 2-0 winner over Athens Drive, Friday night, 5:30PM start time!:






    WP-Wright (14-5) LP-Zimmerman
    Leading hitters: "Scottie" Powell 3-3, 3B, RBI, Kimmie Stewart 2-3, HR, RBI, Morgan Barbour 2-4, 3B, RBI, Cecily Parrott 2-2, 2B, Christie Wright 1-4
    Leesville Road Hitters: Zimmerman 2-4, Sell 1-3, O'Shea 1-3, Perkins 1-3 (HR), Sellers 1-3
    Lady Trojan Softball...what its all about!! 2008 Lady Trojans pre-game captains meeting Senior Captains Parrott, Barbour & Beach w/Coach Barbour receive umpire instructions Let there be LIGHTS!! Christie Wright delivers to the plate Morgan Barbour takes a cut Cecily Parrott on second after doubling off the wall in the 2nd Scottie Powell on first w/Coach Harris; perfect on the night Nadia Jeffries looks it into the mitt Wright on first in the big sixth inning Wright delivers strikeout #11
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    Complete 2008 NCHSSA 4A Softball Eastern bracket
    (updated for 1st round)

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    Lady Trojans edged in GNRC final

    The Lady Trojans comeback falls just 60 feet short as West Johnston takes the title 5-4. The Wildcats score 5 in the first off starter Christie Wright, who pitched the Trojans into the finals with a 12-1 win over E.Wake earlier in the day. Cecily Parrott, who no-hit Holly Springs Friday night, holds the Wildcats to five hits and no runs the rest of the way as the Trojans pecked back to within a run. With just a "Scottie" Powell bunt single through three innings, the Trojan threaten in the 4th, loading the bases but unable to scratch across a run, as the WJ first baseman snags an Ashley Carroll line drive. Their first tally comes in a big 6th inning, when Morgan Barbour, Amanda Beach and Wright led off with consecutive singles to load the bases again. A West Johnston error allows two to score, followed by a wild pitch scoring Wright from third and Kimmie Stewart scores on a fielder's choice to narrow the Wildcat lead to 5-4. The Trojans final rally is lead by Barbour who reaches on a walk and steals second. Wright moves her to third but the Trojans are unable to get her in. Despite the loss, the Trojans (17-6) wrap up the conference #2 seed and will play at home Tuesday night in the NCHSSA 4A playoffs:





    WP-Davenport LP-Wright
    Leading hitters: Christie Wright 2-3, "Scottie" Powell 1-2, Morgan Barbour 1-3, Amanda Beach 1-4

    Pre-game instructions to Senior Captains Parrott, Barbour, and Beach Starter Christie Wright Ashley Carroll digs in Coach Harris signals for courtesy runner for Kimmie Stewart who was hit by a pitch Kasey Hamrick fouls one off Coach Harris ready to send Barbour to second Amanda Beach at the plate Morgan Barbour reaches third in the 7th
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    Another Webmaster note: It was previously reported Morgan Barbour had tied the state record for career home runs based on an incorrect box score. We apologize but stay tuned, we have games to play!!

    Garner 12 E.Wake 1




    WP-Christie Wright LP-Watkins
    Garner Hitters: Jeffries 3-4, Barbour 2-2 (2B, 3B), Beach 2-3 (2B), Stewart 2-3 (2-2B), Parrott 1-3, Carroll 1-2, Powell 2-3
    W.Johnston 1 SSS 0

    Ashton-Stone places in NCHSAA State 4A track

    Congratulations to Ashton Anglin-Stone for placing 3rd in NC in the discus and 4th in the shot put at the state championships held at NC A&T:

    Shot Put--1, Shatley, East Burke, 55-11. 2, Scott, Kell, Ardrey, 54-09.50. 3, Curry, Northern Durham, 51-00. 4, Anglin-Stone, Garner, 50-06.50.
    Discus--1, Scott, Kell, Ardrey, 156-05. 2, Barbour, Clayton, 145-06. 3, Anglin-Stone, Garner, 144-08. 4, Dunmire, North Mecklenbur, 139-04.

    Parrott no-hitter stymies the Hawks

    Cecily Parrott delivers a 7-0 no-hitter for the Lady Trojans in the opening game of the GNRC Tournament at SSS. Parrott, "Scottie" Powell and Christie Wright go 2-for-2 at the plate, with Wright blasting a homer. The Trojans (16-5) advance to a second round game at 10AM vs E.Wake, who defeats SE Raleigh. Parrott strikes out 11 en route to the win:



    WP-Parrott (4-1) LP-Krebs
    Leading hitters: Barbour 2-4, Beach 2-4, 2B, Wright 2-2, HR, Parrott 2-2, Carroll 1-2, Powell 2-2

    1st round results:
  • Garner 7, Holly Springs 0
  • West Johnston 9, Clayton 0
  • E Wake 4, Knightdale 3
  • SSS 4, SE Raleigh 2

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    Spartans end Trojans season with 2-1 defeat

    The Trojan end-of-year win streak stops at three games with a narrow 2-1 loss at Sanderson, the Cap-7 champs, in the first round of the NCHSSA 4A Baseball playoffs. Garner is held to just three hits, wasting a Zach Howell 3-hitter. A capsule of the challenging year, the Trojans jump out on top in the third when Austin Gulley leads off with a single, is moved to 2nd on a Zach Clay sacrifice and scores on back-to-back Spartan errors later in the inning for a 1-0 Trojan lead. But Sanderson answers right back in their half of the third, packaging a lead-off walk, hit-and-run single to put runners at the corners. A Howell wild pitch plates the tying run and allows the runner to advance to third and he scores the winning run on an infield out. Howell goes the distance, allowing just 2 more hits the rest of the way while striking out six for the Trojans, who end their year 9-15. Kudos to Coach Goffena and the men for a strong finish and the service of the Class of 2008 for serving GMHS well!





    WP-Wolfe LP-Howell

    Trojans pre-game warm up Coaches Maultsby & Pake Dillon Creech at the plate Matt Kiel watches it low Austin Gulley on deck Zach Howell ready on the mound Howell pitches into the 6th
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    2008 Junior Marshals named

    Congratulations to the Class of 2009 Junior Marshals. These students demonstrate academic excellence and will serve the Senior Class during this year's commencement exercises:

    Mary Burkey
    Chief Marshal
    Alexander BennettAmanda Jordan
    Amanda PierceBrennan KrollBryant Mueller
    Caroline CurtisChristie WrightChristopher LaGant
    Daniel PhillipsDerek SchaapElizabeth Ayscue
    Gillian MeyerJaime StantonJulie Dale
    Justin BlalockLauren OttoMary Hunnicutt
    Mary Kate
    Meagan ProperMelinda Squires
    Melissa TulisMichael Neil
    Michelle Steinbach
    Nicole JamesOlivia NowellPatrick Stephenson
    Robert BrewerScott LaingSwarnadurga Sivamani
    Taylor WilsonTiffany WilliamsWendy Zuluaga

    JV Trojans sweep doubleheader vs SSS

    Will Norris gets the win in game one as the Trojans take it 11-1. In game two, the Trojans come out on top 6-3, with Jackson Pleasant getting the win with 4 innings of 1-hit ball and Colin Perry with the save. The Trojans end the year 10-10-1 and second in the GNRC.

    The Trojans and their parents would like to extend a big thanks to Coaches Nelson, Simmering and Pake. "They are the BEST!!!!!!!"

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    Lady Trojan soccer falls in first round of NCHSSA play-offs

    The Lady Trojans are unable to score as the Eagles shutout the #2 seed and end their season at 16-2-2. Congratulations to Coach Barnes and the team for a very good season The team ties the school record for wins in a season at 16.
    Enloe 4,Garner 0
    NCHSAA first round
    Goals: ENL--E.Evans 2, S.Staley 1, G.Bland 1

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    Stephenson's 74 good for 6th

    Senior Sam Stephenson fired a 74 at Riverwood GC Monday to finish 6th the NCHSSA 4A Eastern Regional. The UNC-Pembroke recruit finished just 4 strokes off the pace set by Russell Burke from Pinecrest HS. The finish qualifies Sam for the NCHSSA 4A Championship at Pinehurst, Monday 5/12. Congratulations Sam and good luck next week!!

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    Trojans earn final play-off spot over the Bulldogs

    The Trojans score two in the 8th inning and Matt Kiel pitches another gem for the 4-2 win over SE Raleigh and qualify the Trojans for the NCHSSA 4A play-offs. Kiel goes all 8 innings, with 13 strikeouts, allowing only 4 hits on the evening. The Trojans (9-14) won their third consecutive game to end the regular season. The Trojans will play at Sanderson (CAP7 #1 seed 15-6), Fri. 5/9 at 7PM, Entry fee $5 (no passes!):
    Garner 4, Southeast Raleigh 2



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    The JV won 12-5. Jacob Baker get the win for the Trojans (8-10) who will play a DH vs SSS Tuesday at Trojan Park.

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