Trojans outlast the Mustangs for 25-20 win

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BG Howell connects with Josh Brooks for sixThe Trojans survive a ridiculous 163 yards of penalties and a 45 minute lightening delay to get the road win at Middle Creek. Nearly 4 hours to complete, the Trojans hold the Mustangs on a critical late 4th down to put the game away. Junior Josh Brooks returns to action with 2 touchdown catches and 59 yards receiving. The Mustangs test the Garner secondary all night, with 44 passes and just 15 running plays. The Trojans defensive front of Chaz Damon, Aston Anglin-Stone and Brian Watkins were stalwarts, holding the Mustangs to just 19 yards rushing.

The Mustangs get on the board first, driving 89 yards in 9 plays on their opening series, with Marvin Mackey scoring on a 37 yard pass from Garrett Leatham. Garner answers on the ensuing possession. The Trojans start on their own 18, BG Howell hits Jeremy Conyers on a 5 yard swing pass Jeremy Conyers dashes for yardsand Connor McLaurin bulls his way for 5 yards and the first down. Conyers dashes for 6 but a Trojan penalty makes it 2nd and 10. Conyers makes a bruising run for 7 and get the first down on a Mustang offside. Conyers takes an end-a-round for 4 and a Middle Creek personal foul moves the ball to 39. McLaurin breaks off a 17 run. After the teams trade penalties (a recurring them of the night) Howell hits Brooks for 25 yards down to the one. Jeremiah Davis punches it in but the kick fails and its 7-6 Middle Creek.

The Mustangs gamble from 4th and 2 on their next series from their own 36. The Leatham incompletion gives the Trojans the ball at 4:19 in the quarter. The stadium was alerted there was lightening in the area and play is suspended for just over 45 minutes. Fortunately, no weather materializes in Apex and play resumes at 8:45PM. On the Trojans first play, Howell hits McLaurin on a screen and he takes it 33 yards to the Middle Creek 3. Conyers pushes it to the one and McLaurin bulls in from one yard out for a 12-7 Trojan lead, their first of the season.

The teams trade two consecutive series with penalty filled series without first downs. A tremendous Howell 57 yard punt that would have pinned the Mustangs at their five is called back for a Garner penalty. Leatham is shaken up on their next possesion bringing in Middle Creek backup QB Matt Drisko but Brian Watkins nails him for a big 12 yard sack.

The Mustang punt gives Garner the ball at 6:03 in the second at their own 46. Davis gains 10 on two carries and Howell hits Ian Hunter to the Middle Creek 34. After McLaurin picks up 5, Howell hooks up with Brooks from 29 yards out for the score and an 18-7 Trojan lead. Leatham re-enters the game and Middle Creek moves the ball to the Garner 49 in eight plays but the Trojan defense forces a punt, taking over at their own 24. Penalties kill the drive, giving MC the ball back at their own 22, where Carl Redd ends the half with an interception, preserving the 18-7 halftime lead.

The second half begins with both teams failing to score on their first possessions. Garner has the ball on their 2nd series from their own 46. Conyers and Hunter runs pick up the first down, before Howell hits Brandon Byars for 15 yards to the 22 but a Trojan personal foul backs it back to the 37. A McLaurin 9 yard gain is negated by a penalty but Conyers drives for 11 to bring up 4th and 6. Conyers breaks off a 19 yard gain for the first down at the Mustang 14 and keep the drive alive. McLaurin take it to the 9. After a Middle Creek penalty move it to the 5, Howell passes three straight corner fades to Josh Brooks, connecting on the third and 14th play of the drive at 3:47 and Howell kick makes it 25-7.

Pat Monahan intercepts the Leatham pass on the next Middle Creek series but the Trojans turn the ball back over giving the Mustangs the ball at their own 38. Astson Anglin-Stone makes a terrific defensive deflection to kill the drive. A 61 yard punt by the 'Stangs is negated by a penalty allowing Terrell Sanders gets a hand on the second punt to give the Trojans the ball at the 32. The Trojans fail to convert the second chance and Middle Creek takes back over on their 42.

Middle Creek engineers a 58 yard drive to score on Tre Nesbit's 8 yard catch to cut the lead to 25-14 at 11:49 of the fourth quarter. Again penalties kill both ensuing possessions and a Howell 48 yard punt gives the Mustangs the ball at their own 12, and the drive 7 plays, aided by two Trojan penalties to score on Nesbit's 30 yard reception to cut the lead to 25-20 with 3:56 to go in the game.

Carl Redd and Micheal Ellis meet at the Middle Creek QBThe Trojans get a touchback on the kick but failed to pick up the first down. Howell booms a 62 yard punt to pin the Mustangs to their own 8 with just 2:16 to go. Damon, Anglin-Stone and Watkins create havoc in the Mustang series forcing three Leatham misses and the Trojans take over on downs, where they can kill the clock and preserve the road win.

The Trojans (1-1) are back home to the friendly confines of Trojan Stadium next Friday for the 7:30PM game:

GAR12670- 25
MC70013- 20

MC: Marvin Mackey 37 pass from Garrett Leatham, Matt Frongello kick
GAR: Jeremiah Davis 1 yard run, kick failed
GAR: McLaurin 1 yard run, 2pt attempt failed
GAR: Josh Brooks 29 yard pass from BG Howell, 2pt attempt failed
GAR: Josh Brooks 5 yard pass from BG Howell, Howell kick
MC: Tre Nesbit 8 yard pass from Leatham, Frongello kick
MC: Tre Nesbit 30 yard pass from Leatham, 2pt attempt failed

Total Yards318274
First downs1112

RUSHING: Jeremy Conyers 15-94 yards, TD; Connor McLaurin 9-52 yards; Jeremiah Davis 6-32 yards TD; Kel Johnson 1-(-2); BG Howell 5-0 yards
PASSING: BG Howell 10-23-142 yards, 2TD, Int
RECEIVING: Josh Brooks 3-59 yards, 2TD; Ian Hunter 3-23 yards; McLaurin 1-33 yards; Brandon Byars 1-15 yards; Conyers 2-12 yards


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JV Trojans roll over the Mustangs

Juwan Moye rolls up 160 yards and two scores and Dwight Darity throws two scores as the Trojans open with a 44-7 win over Middle Creek at beautiful Trojan Stadium. Moye, making his Trojan debut, piles up 133 yards rushing in the first half as Garner compiled a 291-to-75 total yard advantage and a 24-7 lead. Eight different Trojan backs rush for a total of 337 yards while a very stingy defense holds the Mustangs to just 32 yards on 10 carries and two first downs for the night.

Moye gets the Trojan on the board in their second possession, as JaRod McAllister recovers a Mustang fumble at the Middle Creek 32. Moye dashes 17 yards and then covers the final 15 with 8:05 to go in the half for a 6-0 Trojan lead. Middle Creek answers when Riley Gallagher hits John Moore for a big 66-yard completion and John Hartshorn gathers in a Gallagher pass from 3-yards out. The Mustangs convert the kick for a 7-6 lead.

The Trojans gobble up the yards on the ensuing possession but a string of penalties, part of seven on the night, kills the drive on 4th and 32 and the Mustangs take over on downs at their 32. The Mustangs are unable to mount a sustained drive and punt to the Garner 34. The Trojans mount a crisp 7-play, 66-yard drive with Gavin Wilson piling 47 of the yards and scoring from a yard out for a 12-7 Trojan lead. The Mustangs go 4-and-out on their next series and Garner takes over again at the Middle Creek 40. Darity hits Justin Chavis on the first play for the score and 18-7 Trojans.

On the kick, Middle Creek incurs a personal foul on the kick, negating a 42-yard return. Bryan Watkins effectively stops their series, as he did most of the night registering 14 tackles, with a terrific backfield tackle on a swing pass for a loss of 8 yards, forcing a Mustang punt. From the 19, the Trojans march 81 yards on with pounding runs by Wilson, Moye and Darity and a 10-yard pass to Seth Council. After a 14-yard run by Demetrius Fairley, Darity hits Council from 31 yards out for 24-7 halftime lead.

Middle Creek fails to pick up a first down on their first three second half possessions, losing 11 yards total. Fairley chews up 35 yards on the 50 yard drive deep into Mustang territory. On Garner's second series, Darity hits Edwin Jackson for 28 yards down to the 5 and Moyes takes it in for a 31-7 tally after the Robert Stephenson kick. Another defensive stop gives the Trojans the ball on MC 32, with Fairley scampers for 17 yards followed by Andre Gilliespie taking the final 15, going in from 8 yards out. The extra point is blocked and the Trojans lead 37-7 with 6:39 to go.

The Mustangs pick up their only first down of the half on a 50-yard pass to John Moore. On the next snap, Matt Hawley picks up a Middle Creek fumble and returns it 25 yards. The 'Stangs are called for another personal foul, moving the ball to the 35. Anthony Barnes dashes 12 yards, Mustafa Woods adds runs of 5 & 6 yards and reserve QB Tyler Thornton runs it in from 10 yards out for the 44-7 final score:






MC7000- 7

GAR: Moye 15-yard rush, kick failed
MC: Hartshorn 3 yard pass from Gallaher, Boyd kick
GAR: Wilson 1 yard rush, 2 pt attempt failed
GAR: Chavis 40 yard pass from Darity, 2 pt attempt failed
GAR: Council 31 yard pass from Darity, kick failed
GAR: Moye 5 yard rush, Stephenson kick
GAR: Gilliespie 8 yard rush, kick blocked




Total Yards



First downs






RUSHING: Juwan Moye 15-160 yards, 2TD; Demitrius Fairley 10-74 yards; Andre Gilliespie 4-20 yards TD; Gavin Wilson 6-58 yards TD
PASSING: Dwight Darity 4-11-119 2TD's
RECEIVING: Seth Council 2-41 yards TD; Justin Chavis 1-40 yards TD; Edwin Jackson 1-28 yards

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Volleyball team downs the Comets

The Lady Trojans win at home over Clayton, 3 games to 1. The Trojans even their record at 2-2 for the year:
Game #1: GAR 25-14
Game #2: GAR 25-11
Game #3: CLY 26-28
Game #4: GAR 25-22

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Lady Trojans top the Knights in tennis

The Lady Trojans pick up the road GNRC win at Knightdale for their first win of the early season:
Garner 6, Knightdale 3

Jordan (G) def. Nelson (K) 6-2, 6-1
Huber (K) def.McDowell (G) 6-0, 3-6, 6-1
Curtis (G) def. White (K) 7-5, 6-1
Nickalson (G) def. Adams (K) 6-2, 6-4
Harmon (K) def. Jonell (G) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-5)
Chalk (G) def. Womble (K) 6-1, 6-2


Jordan/Curtis (G) def. Nelson/White (K) 8-5
Adams/Ellison (K) def. Meyer/Ruiz (G) 8-5
Nickalson/Chalk (G) def. Cobos/Fisher (K) 8-0

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Trojan soccer falls at Fuquay

The Trojans are shut out at Fuquay 7-0 to fall to 0-3 on the early season. Garner takes on W.Johnston next Tuesday, Sept. 2nd:

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Lady Trojan volleyball out-lasted at W.Johnston

the Trojans are edged at W.Johnston 3 games to 1 in a closely contested match with 3 of four games scored in the twenties:
Game 1: 25-21 WJ
Game 2: 25-23 WJ
Game 3: 25-18 Garner
Game 4: 25-21 WJ
The Trojans (1-2) compete again Thursday at home versus Clayton.

The Women's golf match scheduled at Wil-Mar was postponed and re-scheduled for September 15th.

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Cary soccer nips the Trojans at the wire

Cary gets a goal with just nine seconds remaining to edge Garner 6-5. The Imps raced to a 3-0 lead, but goals by Matt Wescoe and Jake Smith cut the margin to 4-2. Cary adds another before Nathan Kenani and Wescoe register scores to knot the game at 4-4 at the half. Wescoe adds his third of the night on a penalty kick for a 5-4 Trojan advantage at 17:08. The Imps tie it back up at 24:15. Goalie Drew Gay makes two spectacular saves, on a penalty kick at 32:23 and from point blank at 35:32 to keep it tied. Wescoe's 8 point night takes him to 11 (4 goals, 3 assists) for the early season.

The Trojans are next in action on Aug. 28th at Fuquay:
Goals: Wescoe 3, Smith, Kenani,
Assists: Smith 2, Wescoe 2
Captain Matt Wescoe receives the pass in front of the Imp goal Luke Tompkins hustles for the ball

In JV action, the Trojans fall 3-1 in the earlier game.
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Scheduling note: The Trojans Sept. 15th match vs SE Raleigh will be played at Trojan Stadium and their Oct. 8th rematch at SE Raleigh (switched due to homecoming events at Garner).

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Comets top Lady Trojans in tennis

Clayton 9, Garner 0
Singles: Singletary def. Jordan 6-3, 6-1; Wiedmann def. McDowell 6-4, 6-4; Littmann def. Curtis 6-3, 6-1; Fournier def. Nickalson 6-0, 6-2; Edwards def. Jewell 6-3, 6-2; Durham def. Chalk 6-1, 6-2.
Doubles: Singletary and Wiedmann def. Jordan and McDowell 8-1; Fournier and Durham def. Curtis and Jewell 8-2; Littmann and Morrison def. Nickalson and Chalk 8-5.

The Lady Trojans are next in action Tuesday afternoon as they complete the suspended match vs W.Johnston (weather permitting!)

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Lady Trojans tennis drops two at S.Brunswick

Garner 4
South Brunswick 5


Phillips (SB) def. Jordan (G) 6-4, 6-4
McDowell (G) def. Soden (SB) 4-6, 7-5, 10-1
Sheetz (SB) def. Curtis (G) 4-6, 6-3, 10-8
Nickalson (G) def. Brock (SB) 7-6 (8-6), 6-2
Scheetz (SB) def. Jonell (G) 6-3, 7-5
Sim (SB) def. Chalk (G) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)


Jordan/McDowell (G) def. Phillips/Soden (SB) 8-5
Scheetz/Scheetz (SB) def. Curtis/Jonell (G) 9-7
Nickalson/Chalk (G) def. Brock/Sim (SB) 8-5


Garner 3
South Brunswick 6


Phillips (SB) def. Jordan (G) 6-0, 6-3
McDowell (G) def. Presson (SB) 3-6, 6-4, 10-7
Soden (SB) def. Curtis (G) 6-3, 6-2
Scheetz (SB) def. Nickalson (G) 6-2, 6-3
Brock (SB) def. Jonell (G) 6-1, 6-0
Chalk (G) def. Scheetz (SB) 6-4, 0-6, 10-8


Jordan/McDowell (G) def. Phillips/Brock (SB) 8-3
Presson/Soden (SB) def. Curtis/Jonell (G) 9-7
Scheetz/Scheetz (SB) def. Nickalson/Chalk (G) 8-4

Millbrook dominates the Trojans

The Wildcats take advantage of three Trojan turnovers for scores on the way to a 34-0 annihilation. The rematch of last year's 4AA second round was not much of one as the Wildcats stretch a 14-0 halftime lead with two +70 yard scores in the second half and never look back.

Before an opening night crowd, which included Miss North Carolina Amanda Watson, who provides a stirring rendition of the national anthem, local radio 850 "The Buzz" and Time Warner Cable were pumped for an exciting Game of the Week, as dubbed by local media. Both teams start fairly slow with the Trojans first two drives thwarted by critical penalties. Millbrook fails to get a first down on their first two series, setting up the Trojans at their own 34 with 4 minutes to go in the first quarter.

Senior QB BG Howell hits Jeremy Conyers for 4 yards but a holding call puts them back 2nd and 17. Howell hits Ian Hunter for 16 yards but a fumble kills the drive at the 41. Millbrook drives the 59 yards in 7 plays for the first score with Wildcat QB Brian Kass running in from 12 yards out on 4th down and a 7-0 lead. The Trojans move the ball from their own 9 on their next series with Conyers picking 40 yards on 5 carries and Connor McLaurin adding 13 on a bruising trap draw. After Howell hits Hunter for 8 yards, the Cats get an interception, which they return to their own 44.

Millbrook cannot convert the turnover and punt, with the Trojans taking back over on their 34. But another fumble on 3rd and 8, Garner's third turnover of the night, ends the Trojan threat at their 28. Kass hits Scott Gray for 52 yards and All-Cap 7 running back Kuwon Eldridge takes it 31 yards for paydirt and 14-0 lead heading into the half. The Trojans finish the half actually out-gaining Millbrook in total yards 151 to 140.

After the Wildcats fail to convert on their first series of the second half, the Trojans take over deep in their own territory due to another ill-timed penalty of the punt. From the 15, McLaurin and Conyers bull their way to the 42 before a Milbrook pass interference moves the ball into Wildcat side of the field. McLaurin dashes 18 yards to put Garner on the Wildcat 26. But the third fumble (4th turnover) ends the drive. The 'Cats strike quickly with a 73 yard Kass-to-Micheal Thorton touchdown and a 21-0 lead with 5:43 to go in the quarter. The Trojans muster a first down on their next possession but the drive stalls and Millbrook takes over on their own 25. On their second play, Kass dashes 75 yards for another score and a 27-0 lead after the extra point is blocked.

Howell is pressured extensively all night as the Trojans cannot stop the Wildcat defensive line. He scramble 14 yards, followed a Conyers 8 yard dash but another dead ball personal foul forces third and long and Millbrook receives the punt at their 49. From there, Kass hits Malik Fair for a big 42 yarder. Eldridge take it in from 3 yard out for the final score of 34-0 with 11:39 to go in the game. The Trojans try to right the ship next week against Middle Creek, Friday night Aug. 29th on the road.

The shutout was the first of Coach Nelson Smith's tenure at Garner and stops a 77-game scoring streak for the Trojans.

Garner Millbrook









First downs






Rushing: Jeremy Conyers 14-90 yards, Connor McLaurin 9-52 yards, BG Howell 11-3 yards, Michael Brantley 2-10 yards, Jeremiah Davis 1-7 yards, Cody Woodall 1-(-2) yards
Passing: BG Howell 10-16-97 yards, INT
Receiving: Ian Hunter 4-54 yards, Brandon Byars 1-20 yards, Jeremy Conyers 2-16 yards, Connor McLaurin 2-7 yards

Technical issues resulted in a failed webcast for which we apologize. The extensive media on site resulted in broadcasting from a new location but we certainly expect to have it resolved by the JV game next Thursday. Appreciation is expressed to Time Warner Cable who will re-broadcast tonight's game at 10:30PM on Cable Channel 24 and again Saturday at 11AM. The terrific broadcast duo of Greg Mayer and Paul Doherty always do a great job. Also we thank 850 "The Buzz" and Drew Smith and Jerrod Brooks for their live broadcast and welcome them back soon. Thanks to 99.9 "The Fan" and The HighSchoolOT website for broadcasting their afternoon show live from Trojan Stadium.

Thank you again to Miss North Carolina and reigning Miss Garner, Amanda Watson for her performance at tonight's game. We wish her much success in the Miss America pagent in Las Vegas in January. Good luck Amanda!!!
Amanda Watson, Miss NC 2008 Garner Trojan Cheerleaders Trojans Jeremy Conyers Fullback Connor McLaurin digging for yards Senior Ian Hunter
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Cross Country scoring update

8/20 cross country scores, boys: Holly Springs 38, Fuquay 44, & Garner 45. The Girls Holly Springs 24, Garner 61 & Fuquay 63. The race was 1.6 miles at Holly Springs. The top Garner boy was Mike Brown finishing 2nd at 8:12 and the top girl was McKenzie Bennet finishing 4th at 10:56.

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Trojan Stadium to be "Center of the Football World" tonight!!

The Triangle’s top sports-talk radio stations, 620 The Bull – ESPN Radio (WDNC) and 850 The Buzz (WRBZ), will begin their weekly high school football broadcasts with with mega match-up, Millbrook vs Garner at Trojan Stadium. The inaugural game will air on Sports Radio 850 "The Buzz" with the Friday, August 22nd 7pm game. The Buzz will begin broadcasting a Friday Night High School Football Game of the Week to Triangle sports fans live from various local high schools each week. Broadcast duties will be handled by Drew Smith and Brad Heller
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Also announced, Time Warner Cable will begin their season of televised high school football broadcasts with the Trojans-Wildcats game to be shown on tape delay the evening of the 22nd at 10:30PM. The game will also feature a performance by the reigning Miss North Carolina, Garner's own Amanda Watson who will sing the national anthem prior to the kick-off.

Trojan Play-by-Play announcer Chris EdwardsAnd your own Garner Trojan Club will again be providing live webcasts of the Trojans 2008 season. Games will be available live and archived for later listening as well on our website. The stellar broadcast duo of Chris Edwards ('06) and Jonathan Rand ('06) will provide the play-by-play to Trojan fans each Friday night! The Trojan Club will be announcing their title sponsor for the broadcasts in the next two weeks.....Are you ready for some football???

Garner Senior High School Class of 1978 will hold their 30 Year Class Reunion on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at the Heather Hills Clubhouse. The Class of '78 will be attending the Millbrook Game and will be gathering for a Tailgate Party at 6:30pm prior to the 7:30pm kickoff. For more info, please email Melissa Strickland or call (919)779-2664 or (919)796-8075

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Volleyball falls at Cary

The Lady Trojans drop three games at Cary 25-11, 25-11, & 25-14. The Trojans even their record at 1-1 and play again at W.Johnston next Tuesday.

Trojans participate in HighSchoolOT Launch party

Trojan Head Coach Nelson Smith, Seniors Connor McLaurin and Ian Hunter interviews from the Launch Party. (Pretty poor sound quality so may have to listen with your speakers way up....)

WRAL has long been known for Football Friday, a thirty-minute high school football highlight show, but things are changing for the 2008 season. and 99.9 FM The Fan are teaming up to produce High School OT. High School OT will bring high school sports coverage to the Triangle in a form that has never been seen before. We will have enhanced game day coverage with a weekly Game of the Week; a new and improved web site with stats, schedules, and numerous stories; exclusive video appearing on the Internet; interviews with players and coaches; and much, much more! The new web site,, will launch on at noon Monday Aug. 18, the first week of high school football games across the state. On Friday, Aug. 22, High School OT will be live from Trojan Stadium on the campus of Garner High School for the first Game of the Week. High School OT will broadcast live from 3PM-7PM on 99.9 FM The Fan from Trojan Stadium with The Insiders Scott Jackson and Mark Thomas. Fans and students are invited to join us as early as they'd like. The all new VYPE High School Sports Magazine will be joining the OT staff and 99.9 FM The Fan with FREE copies of the latest high school sports magazine covering the Triangle. During the week on High School OT, you will be able to get predictions and analysis from the OT staff, a computer simulation of the game, interviews with players and coaches, and more. After the game, we'll have reaction, interviews, photos, video, and complete statistics. Football Friday will kick off at the usual 11:30PM time slot after the evening news. Join us Aug. 18 as we launch the Triangle's best high school sports website, and Aug. 22 for the first big game of the season - Millbrook #3 in the pre-season rankings vs The Trojans ranked #6 (but #105 in some analysis (???)) at beautiful Trojan Stadium. High School OT: We cover high school sports like no one else can!!

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Weather delay forces tennis match postponement

The Trojans and Wildcats ended the day locked at 4-4 and will complete the final doubles match September 4th:

Garner 4
West Johnston 4

Postponed due to rain (to be completed on Thursday 9-4-08)

Reese (WJ) def. Jordan (G) 6-2, 6-1
McDowell (G) def. Rhodes (WJ) 6-1, 6-1
Langdon (WJ) def. Curtis (G) 6-3, 6-2
Nickalson (G) def. Ahearn (WJ) 6-3, 6-2
Shearin (WJ) def. Jonell (G) 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)
Chalk (G) def. Tingler (WJ) 6-0, 6-0

Reese/Rhodes (WJ) def. Jordan/McDowell (G) 8-5
Curtis/Jonell (G) vs. Langdon/Ahearn 5-5 (postponed due to rain)
Nickalson/Chalk (G) def. Shearin/Tingler (WJ) 8-2

Gillian Meyer and Alexis Ruiz added wins in exhibition singles!

Garner Class of 1978 reunion this weekend

Garner Senior High School Class of 1978 will hold their 30 Year Class Reunion on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at the Heather Hills Clubhouse. Hors d' oeuvres will be served 5:30-6:30pm with a Pig Pick'n with all the Fixin's to follow at 7:30pm. Lots of Great Home Cooked Food, Non-Alcoholic Beverages, D.J., Dancing will be provided. Dress is Casual/Tropical Attire and a Photographer will be taking pictures throughout the event. Please bring a photo album of memorabilia to share with classmates. The Class of '78 will be attending the Trojan Home Football Game, Friday night, August 22 and classmates will be gathering for a Tailgate Party at 6:30pm prior to the 7:30pm kickoff. For more info, please email Melissa Strickland or call (919)779-2664 or (919)796-8075

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Volleyball tops S.Johnston; Golf team opens season

The Lady Trojan volleyball team edges S.Johnston 3 games to 2 in their opening match of the season. The team is next in action Thursday at Cary, at 5PM.

The golf team opens their season with a 5th place finish at Devil's Ridge Golf Club. Knightdale takes 1st place in the team competition of GNRC squads, followed by Clayton and host Holly Springs. Coach House's team is home at Eagle Ridge next Monday.

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Trojans soccer drops opener to Athens Drive

The Trojans fall at Athens Drive 8-2 in their season opener. The Trojans get a goal from Jake Smith, with assist by Matt Wescoe and Wescoe adds an unassisted goal as well. The Trojans are next in action next Monday vs Cary at Trojan Stadium
2008 Trojans take the field in pre-game Goalkeeper Drew Gay delivers Matt Wescoe dribbles down field

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Lady Trojan tennis team announced

Coach Joey Walls announces the 2008 edition of the Lady Trojan tennis team. The Trojans open their season Wednesday at W.Johnston in a GNRC match:
Mary Beth McDowell
Caroline Curtis
Jean-Marie Jonell
Amanda Jordan
Gillian Meyer
Brittany Fink

Ellen Chalk
Casey Nickalson
Olivia Bass
Erica Coln
Courtney Walton
Lily Sintim

Beverly McLaughlin
Bria Goggins
Alexis Ruiz
Morgan Stewart

Krista King
Angelica Alfaro

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Varsity Soccer team announced

Coach Jon Sherwin announces the 2008 Varsity Trojan roster, with team Captains Senior Gabe Chrismon and Junior Matt Wescoe. The Trojan open their season Monday at Athens Drive:

2008 Varsity Trojan Roster

No Name Pos Ht Wt Class
3Chrismon, Gabe (C)Defense5' 10"170Senior
1Wescoe, Matthew (C)Mid-Field5' 8"140Junior
12Creech, DillonMid-Field5' 9"165Senior
20Gay, DrewGK6' 2"170Senior
9Kenani, NathanForward5' 3"115Senior
14Kunichek, HectorMid-Field5' 10"155Junior
17Nyutu, MarkDefense5' 5"140Junior
19Oburu, RobertMid-Field6'170Senior
18Oxendine, JasonGK6' 2"180Freshman
4Rojas, AlexanderMid-Field/Defense5' 10"170Sophomore
8Smith, CliffordDefense6'115Sophomore
10Smith, JakeForward/Mid-Field5'11"155Senior
5Tompkins, LukeMid-Field5'11"140Senior
16Torruella, ConnorForward5'9"140Sophomore
11White, TylerForward5'7"135Freshman

Trojan Cross country rosters announced

Coach TJ Nelson announces his 2008 Trojan Cross Country teams. The Trojan open their season Wednesday at Holly Springs, 5PM:
Lance Littmann 9
Maxx Kuhnz 9
Lucas Burkey 9
Eric Stevens 9
Corey Eason 9
Justin Gibson 9
Matthew Marcomb 10
Justin Michael 10
Sammy Shelton 10
Zach Furney 10
Taylor Brunson 10
Brandon Shupe 10
Brandon Smith 11
Andy Beck 11
Mike Brown 11
Cole Magdefrau 12
Jelan Abrams 12
Justin Blalock 12
Josh Walsh 12
Douglas McCormack 12
Brennan Kroll 12

Brittany Hicks 9
Mckenzie Bennett 9
Emily Chaulk 9
Alexis Baker 9
Mary Scott Powell 10
Michelle Roth 10
Samantha Ward 10
Kari Skillman 10
Michelle Bailey 11
Dasmier Chambers 11
Becca Gregory 11
Taylor Wilson 12
Margret Spence 12

Thank you Trojan Club supporter:

Bryan LP Gas
The Official Propane Supplier of the Trojans
Bill and Randy Bryan

GMHS PTSA announces 2008-'09 officers

Your GMHS PTSA officers for the school year:
President - Kathy Taylor
Vice President - Debbie Tapp
Hospitality - Donna Pleasants
Membership - Jennifer and Rodney Wood
Treasurer - Amy Chalk
Ways and Means - currently vacant

The first PTSA meeting of the year is September 2nd in the Media Center at 6:15. Memberships will be available at both open houses - Tues. Aug. 19th and Sept. 9th: $3.00 for students - $10.00 for adults - or $20.00 for the whole family (best value!!!) Be sure to join and support your PTSA!

Thank you Trojan Club supporter:

East Garner IB Magnet Middle School
"We're going Global at East Garner!"
Cathy Williams, Principal

Lady Trojan Volleyball roster set

Coach Jason Boyette announces the 2008 edition of the Lady Trojan Volleyball team. The Trojans open their season at South Johnston on Tuesday:

Lyda Ellington127Setter
Amber Hunter1215Middle
Nadia Jefferies1213Weak
Amanda Pierce123Outside
Amber Stewart129Outside
Amanda Weathersbee121Libero/Outside
Christie Wright128Middle
Michelle Bailey116Middle
Kasey Hamrick1117Weak
Stefanie Lister115Weak
Kimmie Stewart115Outside
Serena Watson114Outside

Thank you Trojan Club supporter:

Trojans impressive against Cap-7 opponents

At the Pigskin Kick-off at Wake Forest, the Trojans show impressive flashes on both sides of the ball with a 2-score a piece split with Leesville Road and 4 scores against Wake Forest-Rolesville, the pre-season pick to win the Cap 7. The Trojans hold the Cougars without a first down on their first two series, with Chaz Damon, Ashton Anglin-Stone and Jeremiah Davis recording sacks and shutting down the WF-R running game. The Trojans get a 26-yard BG Howell-to-Brandon Byars TD for their first score against the Cougars, set up by 9- and 14-yard rushes by Jamal Leach. On the Trojans second series Howell hits Michael Brantley from 10-yards out for the score and adds another 26-yarder to Ian Hunter. The final score of the session, Cody Woodall hits Kel Johnson streaking down the middle for 29 yards.

In the earlier session, Connor McLaurin scores twice for the Trojans from goal line situations. Damon again consistently put pressure on the Pride QB, with Jonathon Stevenson also recording several tackles for loss. The Pride get a 40-yard score on a 4th and 11 swing pass and a 1-yard dive. In the final goal line stand as the session ends Anglin-Stone and McLaurin record tackles for loss to end the Pride session with both teams scoring twice.
Photo gallery courtesy of WRAL

The Trojans open their season next Friday against pre-season #3 Millbrook at 7PM at beautiful Trojan Stadium.

The Trojans welcome their newest supporter:

Fieldstone Development
Currently Accepting Lot Reservations

At Sport Clips, guys win!!!

Trojans Welcome the Class of 2012!!!

The second of two 2008 Trojan Freshman Camps will be held today at GMHS. Students are encouraged to attend one of the two days depending on which one best fits their schedules. Parents are also encouraged to attend. Students and parents will learn more about course selection and high school graduation requirements, clubs/organizations and campus life, the International Baccalaureate Programmes offered, the graduation project and multiple other topics.

Welcome and good luck to the Class of 2012!!!

Thank you Trojan Club supporters:
Bio-Tech Prosthetics & Orthotics
Robert Walters, CO/C.PED

Proud Trojan supporter!!Mike Sullivan
Two convenient locations:
The Shops of Timber Landing 661-6932
& Swift Creek Plaza 662-1977

Trojans-Caps scrimmage

Garner vs Broughton, pre-season scrimmage at Trojan Stadium
Audio broadcast duo of Chris Edwards ('06) and Jimmy Kelly ('79), highlighting the GNRC, local area teams and today's scrimmage.

Scrimmage highlights featured a 65-yard touchdown run by Connor McLaurin; BG Howell connects with Ian Hunter for TD's of 65 and 34-yards; Michael Brantley gallops 60-yards on a trap play for paydirt; Jamal Leach adds a 61-yard touchdown run on the same trap play; Terrell Sanders interception; Cody Woodall hits Ronald Moore on a 45-yard pass completion; Chaz Damon and #31 (name??) were very active on the defensive line with several stops for loss; (note: team rosters are not finalized so numerical references were not available; notify the webmaster to fill in the missing players!!)
WRAL's Nick Stevens analysis of the scrimmage

The Trojans welcome their newest sponsor:

Visit GUMC onlineGarner United Methodist Church
201 Methodist Lane, PO Box 2179
Garner, NC 27529
Bob Redmond, Sr. Pastor

The Trojans welcome their newest sponsors!!

The Pittman Law Firm
Mr. Bill Pittman
1312 Annapolis Drive, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27608

Nouveau Hair Salon
Brenda Rogers ('80)
1418 Aversboro Rd, Suite 102

Forest Hills Barber Shop
Joey Jackson, Owner
877 Hwy 70 W
Next to Garner TV & Appliance

Ads start as low as $25 eachThis is the final week to secure a spot in our 2008 Fall Sports Program. Don't miss an opportunity to support our students. 100% of advertising dollars benefits the GMHS Athletic program!! Parents, be sure to recognize your athlete with an individual ad by the Friday, Aug. 15th Phillip if you have questions or to submit your ad electronically