Lady Trojan volleyball teams sweep the Spartans

The Lady Trojans win at SSS 3 games to 2:
Game #1: 22-25 SSS
Game #2: 25-22 Garner
Game #3: 25-16 Garner
Game #4: 21-25 SSS
Game #5: 15-13 Garner

The JV Trojans take their match 2 games to 1:
Game #1: 25-19 Garner
Game #2: 17-25 SSS
Game #3: 25-18 Garner

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Lady Trojans tennis stops the Bulldogs

The Lady Trojans roll over GNRC rival SE Raleigh. Caroline Curtis, Casey Nickalson, and Ellen Chalk post wins in singles and doubles:
Garner 6, Southeast Raleigh 3

Singles: Howard (SER) def. Jordan 6-1, 4-6, 6-4; McDowell (GAR) def. McNulty 6-3, 6-1; Curtis (GAR) def. Trapp 1-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5; Nickalson (GAR) def. Craven 6-0, 6-2; Warren (SER) def. Jonell 6-2, 6-2; Chalk (GAR) def. Struve 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles: Howard and McNulty (SER) def. Jordan and McDowell 8-6; Curtis and Jonell (GAR) def. Trapp and Lewis 8-2; Nickalson and Chalk (GAR) def. Craven and Warren 8-6.

The Lady Trojans (8-7) return home Wednesday, Oct. 1st for their Senior Day match against E.Wake. Seniors to be honored Mary Beth McDowell, Caroline Curtis, Jean-Marie Jonell, Amanda Jordan, Gillian Meyer, Brittany Fink

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Gay posts shutout against the Comets

Drew Gay starts in goal and denies the Comets all night as the varsity soccer team wins 2-0 at Clayton. Jake Smith and David Mbula register the goals with Smith, assisting on Mbula's goal.
Drew Gay goes high for the save Mark Nyuto attacks the Comet line Gay in position for another saveHector Kunicheck controls the ball

The JV Trojans fall in the earlier game 3-0.

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Trojans down the Comets to even their GNRC record

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Jeremy Conyers rushes for 152 yards and 2 scores as the Trojans race to a 28-0 lead and hold on for the 28-20 win at Trojan Stadium. The Trojans defense bends but does not break on holding the Comets to just 100 yards rushing with terrific hustle all night by Aston Anglin-Stone who is everywhere and in on multiple tackles.

Conyers dashes 65 yards on the Trojans first play from scrimmage and a quick 7-0 Trojan lead. The Trojans get back to .500 at 3-3 and 1-1 in the Greater Neuse River Conference.

Connor McLaurin drops Clayton QB Chris Ferguson for a 3 yard loss on the Comets first possession to end their drive and the Trojans take over on their own 13. McLaurin carries for 10 yards and after a BG Howell incompletion, Conyers bulls his way for 16 and then 15 yards, into Clayton territory. Michael Brantley picks up a critical 4th and 1 and McLaurin follows with a 15-yard TD reception from Howell for a 14-0 Trojan lead.

The Trojan defense forces a quick 3-and-out as the Comets's drive gains a mere yard and Garner takes over on their own 45. On the second play of second quarter, Howell hits Ian Hunter for a 39 yard strike and the Trojans are up 21-0 after the PAT. Another Comet drive ends without a first down and Garner is able to go the 65 yards in 8 plays, with McLaurin picking up 35 and Conyers 20, including the final 5 yards for his second score of the night. Howell's kick makes it 28-0 and Trojan Stadium is sensing a blowout.

But the Comets have other thoughts and get on the board on their next series, aided by an ill-timed Garner personal foul to go the 66 yards, with Ferguson scoring from 12 yards out and Eric Winkler's PAT makes it 28-7 at the half.

Clayton opens the second half, driving 62 yards but the drive is thwarted by Anglin-Stone sack of Ferguson, one of his 13 tackles on the night and Dominque Mathis interception on an attempted halfback pass by Juwan Williams and Garner gets the ball back on their own 12. However, Howell is picked off Matt Boykin and the Comets have the ball back on the Garner 24 yard line. The four play drive ends with Adrian Smith rushing in from 8 yards out and cut the Garner lead to 28-14. The Trojans take the ensuing kick at their own 36, but manage only a first down and punt from their own 48 as the third quarter ends.

Again the Trojan defense stiffens and forces a Comet punt after their drive manages only two yards. After Ronald Moore fields the punt at the 34, Howell hits Hunter for a 33-yard gain, down to the Comet 33. On the next play, Tevin Smith picks up a Trojan fumble and rumbles 70 yards for the score. The extra point fails and the Trojans lead narrows to 28-20 with just over nine minutes to go in the game.

Needing some offense, the Trojans respond with a 13 play, 51 yard drive, with BG Howell picking up a huge 3rd and 13 with with his 32 yard run to the Comet six yard line. But the drive stalls and the Trojans forego the field goal attempt, failing on 4th and nine to turn the ball back over to Clayton on their own 9 with 1:46 to go. The Comets strike for a 47 yard pass from Ferguson to Anthony Hinton and first down on the Trojan 41. After an incomplete pass, Michael Ellis sacks Ferguson for a mammoth 15 yard loss and a Clayton penalty brings up 4th and 30 yards. The Comets last ditch effort falls incomplete and the Trojans stave off the Comet rally to win 28-20.






CLY0776- 20
GAR141400- 28

GAR: Jeremy Conyers 65 yard rush, Howell kick
GAR: Connor McLaurin 15 yard pass from BG Howell, Howell kick
GAR: Ian Hunter 39 yard pass from Howell, Howell kick
GAR: Conyers 5 yard rush, Howell kick
CLY: Chris Ferguson 12 yard rush, Eric Winkler kick
CLY: Adrian Smith 8 yard rush, Winkler kick
CLY: Tevin Smith 70 yard fumble recovery, kick failed

Total Yards378177
First downs156

RUSHING: Jeremy Conyers 25-152 yards, 2TD; Connor McLaurin 9-46 yards; Michael Brantley 6-15 yards; BG Howell 5-26 yards
PASSING: BG Howell 6-14-101, 2TD, INT
RECEIVING: Ian Hunter 3-56 yards, TD; McLaurin 2-37 yards, TD; Brantley 1-8 yards
Op Warner Night brings out the future Trojans!! Your Varsity Cheerleaders Connor McLaurin digging for the end zone Super effort by Ian Hunter

The Trojans were treated to a performance of the National Anthem by the Vandora Spring Elementary Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Emma McManus. The annual Pop Warner Night welcomed players and volunteers for the game, as well as the Garner Class reunion Classes of 1973 and 1998 to Trojan Stadium tonight and NBC17's Lisa Sullivan, promoting! Trojan Fans upload your own photos and videos!!
Video of the Mighty Trojan Marching Band halftime performance.

Scheduling note: The JV game at Clayton rained out Thursday will be played Wednesday, Oct. 15th at 6PM.

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Lady Trojan volleyball sweeps the Knights

The Lady Trojans take both matches from Knightdale:
25-8 Garner
25-21 Knightdale
25-23 Garner

Varsity: Ashley Carroll and Anna Burton join the varsity and assist the comeback win:
25-23 Knightdale
25-13 Knightdale
25-15 Garner
25-10 Garner
15-5 Garner

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JV Trojan soccer team ties the Wildcats

Alexandro Perez and Phillippe Cobis score goals as the JV Trojans stalemate W.Johnston 2-2 in GNRC socer action at Trojan Stadium Wednesday night. Preston Williams played terrific defense thoughout the match for the Trojans. The Trojans travel to Clayton Monday, Sept. 29th for the 4:30PM match.

The Varsity Trojans fall in the late match 7-2 despite a 2-1 halftime lead. Matt Wescoe and Jake Smith score the Trojan goals.

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Lady Trojans tennis edged by the Spartans

The Lady Trojans drop the very close GNRC match at SSS:
Smithfield-Selma 5, Garner 4
Singles: Esquerra (SSS) def. Jordan, 6-1, 6-3; Juarez (SSS) def. McDowell, 7-5, 6-2; Curtis (GAR) def. Barnes, 6-2, 6-2; Ijames (SSS) def. Nicholson, 6-4, 6-4; Jonell (GAR) def. Howell, 7-5, 6-2; Stevens (SSS) def. Chalk, 6-2, 7-5.
Doubles: Jordan and McDowell (GAR) def. Juarez and Barnes, 8-6; Esquera and Ijames (SSS) def. Curtis and Jonell, 8-0; Nicholson and Chalk (GAR) def. Howell and Braswell, 8-1.

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Story selected to second term on National SAVE Board

Sophomore Casey Story has been selected to serve a second term on the National Students Against Violence Everywhere Youth Advisory Board.
Story will join nine other youth leaders to discuss school violence issues and develop action plans for SAVE chapters across the nation. One of her major responsibilities will be to help plan and organize activities for America's Safe Schools Week (Oct. 20-24), National SAVE Day (Oct. 22) and National Youth Violence Prevention Week (March 23-27) and prepare for SAVE's 20th anniversary.
Story has won numerous awards over the past several years, including being named National SAVE Middle School Student of the Year for 2006-07 while at East Garner IB Magnet Middle School. Congratulations Casey!!

The GMHS SAVE Club meets Wednesday at 2:30PM.

Lady Trojans capture third consecutive 4th place golf finish

The Lady Trojans once again placed 4th in the Conference Match held Tuesday at Johnston County Country Club. The team finished with a score of 176 and have 3 golfers consistently scoring in the 50's, which Coach House recognized as marked improvement for the team. Clayton took 1st in the match.

The Lady Trojans host the conference at Eagle Ridge next Tuesday at 3:30; They would like to encourage everyone to come out and support the Lady Trojans in this their home match of the season.

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JV Volleyball team downs Clayton

JV Trojans pick up the road GNRC win to go to 7-6 on the season:
Game#1: 25-10 G
Game #2: 25-17 C
Game #3: 25-13 G

Varsity team drops three straight to the Comets
Game #1: 25-23 C
Game #2: 25-14 C
Game #3: 27-25 C

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GSHS Class of 1998 Reunion activities

Welcome home to the Garner Senior Class of 1998! Our alums will be in attendance Friday night at Trojan Stadium as the Trojans battle Clayton at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, September 27, 2008, the classmates will hold their official 10 Year Reunion at Ess Lounge in Downtown Raleigh at 6:00 p.m. Dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, and entertainment will be provided. The cost is $40.00 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Please RSVP and purchase tickets on the Class of 1998 website. We hope to see you there!

10 Year ReunionSeptember 27, 2008 6:00 p.m. Ess Lounge, Downtown Raleigh 327 West Davie St. Raleigh. Contact Brianna (Santeramo) Apple or call 919-696-7853 if you have questions. Welcome home Trojans!!

GMHS College Night tonight 7PM in the Media Center

GMHS Student Services will hold College Night on Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm in the GMHS Media Center. Counselors will make presentations about post-secondary options, what seniors should be doing to prepare, the application process, financial aid, etc. This is a valuable informational session, be sure to attend!

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Lady Trojans top Knightdale in GNRC tennis

The Lady Trojans take 4 singles matches en route to the GNRC home win:
Garner 6 Knightdale 3

Huber (K) def. Jordan (G) 6-2, 6-2
McDowell (G) def. White (K) 6-4, 6-2
Nelson (K) def. Curtis (G) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (8-6)
Nickalson (G) def. Peterson (K) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Jonell (G) def. Adams (K) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-2
Chalk (G) def. Womble (K) 6-3, 6-4

Jordan/McDowell (G) def. Huber/Nelson (K) 8-6
White/Peterson (K) def. Curtis/Jonell (G) 9-7
Nickalson/Chalk (G) def. Harmon/Adams (K) 8-3

Erica Coln added an 8-0 victory in exhibition singles.
Courtney Walton/Morgan Stewart won 8-5 and Krista King/Brittany Fink won 8-3 in exhibition doubles.

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Trojan soccer downs the Hawks

Matt Wescoe and Gabe Chrismon tally goals for the Trojans who pick up the 2-1 win at Trojan Stadium. The Trojans are home again Wednesday night

Goals: GAR-Matt Wescoe, Gabe Chrismon; HS-James
Assists: Jake Smith 2
Wescoe skies for the pass Kunicheck and Wescoe look for the pass from Kenani Luke Tomplins outruns Hawk defender
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The JV Trojans are nipped 1-0 in the earlier match.

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Imps down the Lady Trojan volleyball team

Varsity Trojans fall in three games in the home, non-conference match. The Trojans travel to GNRC rival Clayton today:
Game #1: Lost 25-20 Cary
Game #2: Won 25-23 Garner
Game #3: Lost 25-15 Cary
Game #4: Lost 25-18 Cary

The Trojans are 6-6 for the year and 4-3 in conference.

JV team is defeated in 2 games:
Game #1: Lost 25-14 Cary
Game #2: Lost 25-17 Cary

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Trojans drop first GNRC game.....ever

The Trojans are unable to contain Wildcat running back CJ Frederick, who runs for 224 yards and all three scores in the 20-13 win in front of an overflow home crowd at West Johnston. The loss is the Trojans (2-3) first GNRC loss ever and first conference loss since 2004.

Frederick leads a potent Wildcat running attack who compile 291 yards while holding the Trojans to just 91. The Trojans hold the Wildcats on their first possession and force a punt but the Trojans turn the ball back over on an interception. Taking over at their own 16, the Wildcats score on a pass over the middle that Frederick takes 76 yard for the score. The Trojans go three-and-out and the Wildcats take over at their own 45. On the first play of the second quarter, Frederick takes it the distance on first down for the 55 yard score and 14-0 lead.

The Wildcats' sky kick is taken by Brandon Byars and the Trojans take over at their own 43 but again fail to pick up a first down. West Johnston muffs the punt but is able to recover on their own four. Chaz Damon recovers a subsequent W.Johnston fumble and the Trojans have a shot from the Wildcat 13 yard line. From there, Ian Hunter scores on a 2 yard reverse, sprung by a terrific Byars block and BG Howell's kick cuts the lead to 14-7, where it stays until the half.

The Trojans show new life after the break. On their first possession, Howell hits Hunter for 19 yards and after Michael Brantley dives for 2, West Johnston is called for tugging on Byars jersey and the pass interference moves the ball down to the Wildcat 30. Connor McLaurin, on his only carry of the night after piling up 139 yards last week, dashes 24 yards. Brantley and Jeremy Conyers move it to the one where Howell dives in. The extra point is blocked and the Trojans trail 14-13.

The Wildcats give the Trojans a heavy dose of Frederick as they take over on their own 21. They move the ball to the Trojan 22, with Frederick gaining 46 of the yards. But the drive stalls, aided by a Wildcat holding call, one of their eight penalties for 85 yards and Michael Ellis sacks Lincoln Morton for a 7 yard loss to force 4th and 30. After the punt, the Trojans fail to pick up a first down for the fourth possesion of the night. The Wildcats return the punt to the Trojan 19 and after a holding call, its Frederick again from 29 yards out. The extra point fails on a snap over the holder's head to make the score 20-13.

The Trojans find some offense when Howell hits Hunter again for 27 yards to WJ. But another interception ends the drive with the Wildcats taking over at their own 9. A critical, 17-play, 8:37 consuming drive ends with a blocked field goal attempt and the Trojans have just 3:03 and no timeouts. The blocked kick is returned by Bryan Watkins to the WJ 43 but the Trojans are flagged for a sideline celebration and start their final drive from their own 42. The last ditch drive ends with an interception and the Trojans fall below .500 for the first time in 29 years and suffer consecutive regular season losses for the first time since 1983. The Trojans are back home next Friday to face GNRC rival Clayton.






GAR0760- 13
WJ7760- 20

WJ: CJ Frederick 76 yard pass from Lincoln Morton, kick good
WJ: CJ Frederick 55 yard rush, kick good
GAR: Ian Hunter 2 yard rush, Howell kick
GAR: BG Howell 1 yard rush, kick blocked
WJ: Frederick 29 yard rush, kick failed

Total Yards135409
First downs611

Game Captains: Jeremy Conyers (10), Josh Perry (52), Cordero Hunter (20) & Matt Price (62) Carl Redd in pursuit of the Wildcat Ian Hunter dashes for the touchdown Michael Ellis stops the Wildcat runner as Jonathon Stevenson and Jamal Leach close in
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Tar Heel Capital Chapter ABW Day Awards Luncheon

The American Business Women’s Association Tar Heel Capital Chapter announces their ABW Day Awards Luncheon on Saturday, October 11, 2008. The speaker will be Jane Pueschel, BS, JD, the 2007 winner of the ABWA Most Outstanding Woman of the Triangle award. She will tell us how “One Woman Can Make a Difference.” Ms. Pueschel is Former Elected Judge of Probate; Former Elected Clerk of Superior Court; has 15 years experience as an Attorney, 23 years in Criminal Justice and has won several national awards. Location: NC State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC. Luncheon 12:00 Noon – 2:30 p.m. Meal: $25. Reservations due by October 1st. Call Tracy Meadows or Mary Ann Lowery at 919-781-1115.

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JV Trojans remain unbeaten, stop the Wildcats

The JV Trojans get two rushing TD's from Juwan Moye and a 29-yard dash by Demetrius Fairley, all in the first half and coast to a 24-6 win over W.Johnston at beautiful Trojan Stadium Thursday night.. The Trojans are 4-0 on the season, taking their conference opener. The Wildcats nearly match the Trojans in total yards, 202 to 224 for Garner, primarily on two extremely long drives. The Trojans manage only 19 yards in the second half.

The Trojans get on the board on their second series going 59 yards in 5 plays with Moye picking up 39 yards on first down and punches in from 1 yard out. Fairley adds the 2 point conversion for an 8-0 Garner lead. The second quarter opens with the Wildcats fake punt but Andre Gillispie smells it out and drops Preston Kearney for an 8 yard loss and the Trojans take over at the Wildcat 41 yard line. Dwight Darity hits Seth Council for 32 yards on first down and Moye covers the final nine at 11:04 of the second quarter. Fairley adds another 2 point conversion and the Trojans lead 16-0.

The Wildcats answer with a 19 play, 65 yard drive that shaves 7 minutes off the clock with Cameron Umphreys diving in from 1 yard. The 2 point attempt fails for a 16-6 Trojan advantage. Garner takes over on the ensuing possession at the W.Johnston 46, where Shaquille Nurridin blast for 17 yards. Fairley takes it the distance with a powerful 29 yard dash and Moye adds the two for the final score of 24-6. The Wildcats final drive of the half ends with Davonte Atkinson's interception with 0:28 to go.

The second half is mostly Wildcats in terms of time of possession but they fail to score. Another seven minute W.Johnston drive ends with no points when Gavin Wilson drops Darious Sanders for a 4 yard loss to bring up third and 14. Denzel Dorsey manages only 2 yards as the Wildcats go for it on fourth down and the Trojans take over on their own 18. The Trojans drive is killed by a holding call and they punt back to WJ who take over at the Garner 48. Bryan Watkins' 11th tackle of the night drops Sanders for no gain as the third quarter ends. The four minute drive ends again without points and the Trojans take over on their own 22. Fairley and Moye alternate carries for 20 and 13 yards, Moye's last 9 sprung by a terrific Darity block but an incompletion on 3rd and 12 and the Wildcats take the punt at their own 23 but quickly go three and out. The Trojans have their only turnover on a Trey Shirley interception with 1:53 to go in the game. Terrence Fussell drops Sanders for a 3 yard loss to end the Wildcats final threat and the game.

Prior to the game, the stadium gave a moment of silence in honor of Wilver Rodriquez, GMHS junior killed in a car wreck this week. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the Rodriguez family. The Trojans travel to Clayton next Thursday night for a 7PM GNRC game:






WJ0600- 6
GAR81600- 24

GAR: Moye 1 yard rush, Fairley 2 pt run
GAR: Moye 9 yard rush, Fairley 2 pt run
WJ: Umphreys 1 yard rush, 2 point attempt failed
GAR: Fairley 29 yard rush, Moye 2 point run

Total Yards224202
First downs1011

RUSHING: Juwan Moye 15-92 yards, 2TD; Demetrius Fairley 11-83 yards, TD; Shaquille Nurridin 1-17 yards
PASSING: Dwight Darity 1-5-32 yards, INT; Moye 1-2-4 yards
RECEIVING: Seth Council 1-32 yards

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Lady Trojan volleyball stops the Wildcats

The Varsity Lady Trojans win in four games against W.Johnston. The Trojans start slow but win the last 3 games to take the match:
Game #1: 22-25 WJ
Game #2: 25-14 Garner
Game #3: 25-18 Garner
Game #4: 25-23 Garner

The JV Trojans fall in 3 games in an earlier match:
Game #1: 22-25 WJ
Game #2: 25-19 Garner
Game #3: 24-26 WJ

The Trojans next play Monday vs Cary at home.

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Jaguars top the Lady Trojan tennis team

The Lady Trojan drop their second in a row, a non-conference match at Athens Drive:
Athens Drive 9, Garner 0
Singles: Terrill def. Jordan, 6-1, 6-0; Zapko def. Curtis, 6-0, 6-1; Delforge def. Nicholson, 6-1, 6-0; Reister def. Jonell, 6-0, 6-0; Zaccardelli def. Chalk, 6-0, 6-0; Menius def. Meyer, 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles: Zaccardelli and Reister def. Jordan and Curtis, 8-1; Orn and VanCott def. Nicholson and Chalk, 8-4; Radman and Gintis def. Ruiz and Stewart, 8-2.

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Soccer teams edged at E.Wake

Garner drops the GNRC match at E.Wake 4-1. Despite the score, they played great the first half and part of the second half,having it tied up at one point 1-1 and then E.Wake going up 2-1. With about 15 minutes left in the game, East Wake opened their lead. Jason Oxendine went the distance in goal and really did a fantastic job. Dillon Creech, Gabe Chrismon and Mark Nyutu anchored the defense and made some great saves.

East Wake 4, Garner 1
Goals: GAR--M.Wescoe. EWK--L.Aragon, R.Gallardo, M.Paye 2.
Assists: GAR--L.Tompkins. EWK--L.Aragon, R.Gallardo 2, T.Johnson.

The JV Trojans lost 2-1 in the earlier match.

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Lady Trojan golf team nails down 4th at Wil-Mar

The Lady Trojan golf team played a make-up match yesterday at Wil-Mar and chalked up another 4th place team finish. The team shot 176 to edge SSS & W.Johnston. Clayton was the team winner. Lauren Grant was the low score yesterday with a 54. Her personal best and one of the best rounds recorded for Coach House this year.

The Trojans play next Tues. Sept 23rd at Johnston County Country Club.
Mark your calendars for Tues. Sept. 30 when the Trojans host the GNRC at 3:30 at Eagle Ridge. They would love for everyone to come out and watch the teams play; it is a good afternoon of golf!

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Comets blank the Lady Trojan tennis team

The Lady Trojans fall in the GNRC match:
Clayton 9, Garner 0

Singles: Singletary def. Jordan 6-0; 6-1; Wiedemann def. McDowell 6-2, 7-6; Littmann def. Curtis 6-0, 6-1; Fournier def. Nickalson 6-0, 6-0; Edwards def. Jonell 6-4, 6-3; Durham def. Chalk 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles: Singletary-Wiedemann def. Jordan-McDowell 8-1; Fournier-Durham def. Curtis-Jonell 8-3; Littman-Morrison def. Nickalson-Chalk 8-2.

Morgan Stewart and Alexis Ruiz had an 8-6 win in exhibition doubles

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Cross Country results

Mike Brown finishes 4th overall with a time of 18:23 against the SSS Spartans. Michelle Bailey is the top Lady Trojan with a time of 22:32

William T. Bain Masonic Lodge Golf tournament scheduled

The William T. Bain Masonic Lodge Golf Tournament is this coming Wednesday, Sept, 17th at Pine Burr Golf Course in Lillington, NC. 9AM shotgun start and just $60 per person. Entry fee includes goody bags & BBQ-Chicken dinner. All proceeds benefit the Children's Home in Oxford and the Greensboro Home for the Elderly. Contact Bill Britt at 772-9677, Jim Marcom 772-3613 or Linwood Hicks at 772-3002 to enter or if you have questions. Support this worthy cause and come have fun!!


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Dupree breaks 5 American swim records in 2008 Paralympics

Tucker's reaches the finals in each of his six events including American records in 5 events!! Congratulations Tucker for representing Garner and the USA!!! Complete list of his events and results.

Be sure to attend the November 7th football game vs Holly Springs when the Trojans will welcome home their Olympic hero!!!
Tucker and teammates before the Opening Ceremonies Tucker before 100 Medley
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Garner's Olympian Tucker Dupree (photo by Tamara Lackey
Anything is possible with the right attitude! The Tucker Dupree Story
Tucker Dupree ('07) was a normal senior at Garner High School. He was a student athlete, with a close family and an active social life. Then one morning he had a wake up call that would change his life forever. Tucker woke up with severely impaired vision. After weeks of testing he discovered he had a rare genetic blood disease called Lebers Disease that causes the rapid onset of blindness in males in their late teens or early 20's.
While this was a huge disappointment to Tucker it was not a road block to him in the pursuit of his dreams. Tucker went on to graduate from GMHS, attend Wake Tech and qualify to represent the USA in the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing in September in six events. His amazing story has another side. Tucker wants his family to see him compete in Beijing and he is personally trying to raise the funds to bring them to China by telling his story. And, his story will motivate and inspire children and adults alike using humor and insight about how he navigated a "bump in the road." For Tuckers Story go to: WRAL Online

If you would like to have Tucker visit you business, school, camp, church or community group please contact Alisa Wright Colopy with Fit & Able Productions at or 919-673-4685. It will leave you feeling that anything is possible with the right attitude. If you would like to make a donation to help Tucker take his family to Beijing you can do so by going to or donations can be mailed to Marlene Dupree at 6220 Krandon Rd Raleigh, NC 27603. Thanks for your support!!
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JV Trojans stay unbeaten, edge Wakefield

The JV Trojans win 18-13 over the Wolverines in tonight's game, delayed from last week. The Trojans are 3-0 and host W.Johnston Thursday night at Trojan Stadium, 7PM

With apologies, your web team was unable to attend due to work committments out-of-state. Any summary, stats or pictures are appreciated!!! We'll be back for Thursday's game!

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Raleigh Orthopaedic sponsors Fall Injury Clinics

Head Trainer Mike Guerrero, ('81), M.Ed, ATC : 2006 and 2003 NCATA Athletic Trainer of the Year. Coach Guerrero and Dr. Greg Pleasants, chair the Medical Committee for the Annual Shrine Bowl.

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    12/28: Stephens, Lindsay name Trojan Athletes of the Week by The Garner News
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    Lady Trojan tennis edge the Wildcats again

    The Lady Trojans edge W.Johnston for the second time this season by the same 5-4 score. The Trojans clinch the match with five singles wins:
    Garner 5, West Johnston 4

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

    Reese/Rhodes (WJ) def. Nickalson/Chalk (G) 8-1
    Langdon/Shearin (WJ) def. Meyer/Walton (G) 8-3
    Tingler/Ennis (WJ) def. Ruiz/Coln (G) 8-2

    Krista King added an 8-0 victory in exhibition singles!
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    Hawks take volleyball match

    The Lady Trojans fall in three games to Holly Springs:

    25-10 HS
    25-10 HS
    25-11 HS

    The JV Trojans are swept in two games:
    25-21 Holly Springs
    25-11 HS

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    Wakefield holds off Trojans late rally

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    The Trojans sleep walk through the first quarter as Wakefield races to a 27-0 lead. But the Trojans rally with 28 unanswered to take a 28-27 lead before the Wolverines score with 6:10 to go and Wakefield wins the non-conference match-up 35-28. The loss drops Garner to 2-2 on the year.

    Wakefield takes just 56 seconds to score with the opening possession as Drew Wilkinson hits Kevin Rojas for 71 yards who takes it the distance but its called back for a clipping penalty against the Wolverines. On the next snap, Wilkinson hits Vann McDuffie from 28 yards out. The PAT is blocked and its 6-0.

    Trevor Shock picks off a BG Howell pass and the Wolverines take over at the Garner 29. Wilkinson throws his second score of the night to Nigel King and a 13-0 Wakefield lead. Garner turns the ball right back over with a fumble on 2nd down and another short field for the Wolverines. Wakefield goes the 54 yards in 8 plays for a 20-0 lead with 5:39 to go in the first. The Trojans third turnover in three possessions is an interception by David Richardson who takes it back 31 yards for a 27-0 Wolverine lead. To this point, the Trojans had run just 6 offensive plays, gaining 13 yards.

    The Trojans right the ship somewhat holding Wakefield scoreless in the second quarter, but barely. Wakefield drives 73 yards to the Garner three yard line, the key play being a Wilkinson-to-Richardson 31 yard hookup. But Carl Redd stymies the drive with a fumble recovery on the Trojan three to stop a potential score and breathe some life into Garner. What followed was a 97 yard, 9 play drive for the Trojans only score of the half. The Trojans revert to the ground game with Connor McLaurin and Jeremy Conyers alternating big carries. McLaurin gains 34 yards on 3 carries and Michael Brantley 33, including the final two with 10:43 to go in the half. Howell's kick makes it 27-7 at the half.

    The huge first period gives Wakefield a 293 to 201 total yard advantage for the half with 97 gained on their scoring drive. Wilkinson passes for 235 yards in the half on 11 of 16 completions.

    The Trojans sense of urgency shows early as the take over on their own 21. Facing third and 20, Wakefield is flagged for pass interference prolonging the drive. McLaurin bulls his way for a punishing 4 yards followed by a Conyers 22 yard scamper into Wolverine territory. Howell hits Brandon Byars over the middle for 28 yards down to the Wakefield 16. Conyers moves it to the one where Brantley dives in to cut the lead to 27-14. The Trojans force a Wolverine punt on the ensuing possession and Garner starts on their own 19. Conyers reels off 18 yard on consecutive carries, then Howell hits Josh Brooks for 33 yards, his first catch of the evening. Jeremiah Davis dashes 11 yards, followed by Conyers for seven. McLaurin takes it the final twelve, scoring from a yard out with 2:08 to go in the third and narrow the gap to 27-21.

    Redd blasts the Wakefield back on first down, forcing a fumble which Michael Ellis rumbles 29 yards for the touchdown and the Trojans lead 28-21. Wakefield takes the kick at their own 25. Wilkinson hits Jared Crabtree for 11 yards, and following an incompletion, the Trojans are whistled for a late hit personal foul, moving the ball to the Garner 49, after a strange spot. Chaz Damon sacks Wilkinson for a seven yard loss, essentially killing the drive and Wakefield punts the ball back with just 10 seconds to go in the very productive third quarter.

    The Garner drive stalls despite a Wakefield pass interference call, negated by Trojans penalties setting up a 3rd and 20. Ian Hunter, who managed only 17 yards receiving on the night, turns defender to break up a likely interception and set up the punt. Wakefield takes over at their own 23. Wilkinson hits Alex Starnes for 33 yards and then for 14. A snap over Wilkinson's head loses 9 yards, followed by an incompletion setting up a critical 3rd and 19. Wilkinson's pass is tipped away by Terrell Sanders but the back judge rules it interference, despite minimal if any contact, perserving the drive with Wakefield first down on the Garner 27. Wilkinson hits McDuffie for the go ahead score and the 2 point conversion makes it 35-28 with 6:02 to go.

    The Trojans final drive starts at their own 22, with McLaurin powering 9 yards, then 3 to move the chains. A Wakefield pass interference, holding Brooks on the pattern, followed by Davis for 15 yards to the Wolverine 41. After McLaurin busts up the middle for 3 yards, Howell somehow escapes a certain sack, scrambling to hit Brooks for 10 yards and a first down on the Wakefield 29. McLaurin sweeps left for 16 to the thirteen yard line. But the comeback ends with a Trojan fumble and Wakefield takes over at their own 8 with 2:45 to go.

    The final series is mired in confusion when the Wakefield is called for a motion penalty on 3rd and three but 19 seconds run off the clock, forcing Coach Smith to call the final Trojan timeout with just 1:11 to go in the game. After another Wolverine penalty, their 12th of the night, Redd drops David Gibson for a 5 yard loss forcing the punt with just 10 seconds to go. The Trojans take over at the Wakefield 38 with 6.6 seconds to go but the final pass attempt to Brooks misses and the Wolverines escape with the win, 35-28.






    GAR07210- 28
    WAKE27008- 35

    WAKE: McDuffie 28 yard pass from Wilkinson, kick blocked
    WAKE: King 17 yard pass from Wilkinson, Sade kick
    WAKE: Richardson 17 yard pass from Wilkinson, Sade kick
    WAKE: Richardson 31 Interception return, Sade kick
    GAR: Brantley 2 yard rush, Howell kick
    GAR: Brantley 1 yard rush, Howell kick
    GAR: McLaurin 1 yard rush, Howell kick
    GAR: Ellis 29 fumble return, Howell kick
    WAKE: McDuffie 27 yard pass, 2 pt conversion

    Total Yards450326
    First downs2217

    Howell looks down field Connor McLaurin bulls his way for part of his 139 yards rushing Conyers joings McLaurin topping 100 yards rushing on the nightJosh Brooks Ronald Moore and Pat Monahan on defense Carl Redd delivers the blow
    (photos by Johnny Johnson)

    RUSHING: Connor McLaurin 16-139 yards, TD; Jeremy Conyers 17-109 yards; Michael Brantley 10-75 yards, 2TD's; Jeremiah Davis 4-37 yards

    The Trojan Webcast team expresses sincere appreciation to Wolverine Club members Kevin DeLillo and Brian Pate and Wakefield AD Dexter Cooley for their accomodations and cooperation in delivering tonight's broadcast. We appreciate their efforts to accomodate our visit and provide you Trojan Football.

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    Bailey paces cross country past the Knights

    Michelle Bailey places first as the girl's cross country team picks up their second win, 26-31 over Knightdale at Lake Benson Park. McKenzie Bennett places 3rd for the Lady Trojans. Mike Brown wins the boys meet but the Knights edge the Trojans by a narrow 27-30 score:
    Garner 26, Knightdale 31
    1, Michelle Bailey (GAR) 22:51; 2, D. Hardesty (KNI) 24:16; 3, McKenzie Bennett (GAR) 24:44
    Knightdale 27, Garner 30
    1, Mike Brown (GAR) 18:18; 2, D. Brantley (KNI) 18:26; 3, B. Odden (KNI) 19:05

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    Hawks top the Lady Trojan netters, stop win streak

    Caroline Curtis manages the only win as Holly Springs stops the Trojan win streak at five games. The Trojans are 5-2 in the GNRC and play W.Johnston next Monday at home:
    Holly Springs 8 Garner 1

    Johnson (HS) def. Jordan (G) 6-3, 6-1
    Henke (HS) def. McDOwell (G) 6-3, 6-4
    Curtis (G) def. Gazzard (HS) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
    Brown (HS) def. Nickalson (G) 6-3, 6-0
    Wiener (HS) def. Jonell (G) 6-0, 6-1
    Burda (HS) def. Chalk (G) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

    Johnson/Henke (HS) def. Jordan/McDowell (G) 8-2
    Gazzard/Brown (HS) def. Curtis/Coln (G) 8-1
    Cromer/Henegar (HS) def. Ruiz/Stewart (G) 8-4

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    Volleyball teams sweep E.Wake

    The Lady Trojan volleyball team sweeps the Warriors in 3 games. The Trojans do not trail in the entire match on the way to the GNRC win:
    Game #1: 25-17 Garner
    Game #2: 25-11 Garner
    Game #3: 25-10 Garner

    The JV Trojans win their 5th straight, taking the Warriors 2 games to 1:
    Game #1: 25-7 Garner
    Game #2: 19-25 E.Wake
    Game #3: 25-18 Garner

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    Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic Offers Fall Sports Injury Clinic

    Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic (ROC) is offering a weekly Fall Sports Injury Clinic on Saturdays to encourage all fall athletes to address early signs of injuries with appropriate medical intervention. The clinics will be held Saturdays - August 23rd through November 15th (No appointment needed)

    If not taken seriously, swollen knees, shoulder pain and other ailments can become chronic problems. Unfortunately, many athletes elect to continue their participation in a sport without proper evaluation. The Saturday clinics begin on August 23rd, and continue through November 15th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Walk-ins welcome - No appointment necessary.

    ROC physicians are donating their time to offer this important service. On-site X-Rays will be available if needed. Sports medicine surgeons, nurses, and physical therapists will staff the clinics and assist with athlete evaluations. Middle school and high school athletes should be accompanied by a parent or adult who is authorized to provide consent for services. No insurance is required for this initial examination.

    “We see far too many injuries that go undiagnosed or untreated. Many athletes can prevent chronic injuries and avoid long-term rehabilitation if they take care of things early on.” said Dr. Lyman Smith. “All in all, our goal is to get them back on track and back in the game!”

    The clinic runs weekly on Saturday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am August 23rd through November 15th at 3515 Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh. For additional information, contact Greg Saxton or (919) 863-6806. A $20 processing fee applies.

    About Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic
    Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic (ROC) is Wake County’s largest and oldest orthopaedic practice. The orthopaedic surgeons of ROC are fellowship trained in their respective subspecialty areas, which include: foot and ankle, hand and wrist, spine, hip, shoulder and elbow surgery, total joint replacement, sports medicine, and pediatric orthopaedic care. Ancillary services include physical therapy, magnetic resonance imaging, radiology, shock wave therapy, and orthotics and pedorthics. The Athletic Performance Center, a division of ROC, provides sports physical therapy and sports performance enhancement services for healthy and injured athletes of all ages. The 20,000 square foot facility is dedicated to enhancing every stage of an athlete’s development. ROC is the Official Sports Medicine Provider of the Carolina Hurricanes, NC State basketball, the Carolina Ballet, and multiple high school sports programs in Wake County. ROC has offices in Raleigh, North Raleigh, Cary, and Garner. Complete practice information is available at

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    Lady Trojan volleyball fall at SE Raleigh

    The Lady Trojans start strong but the Bulldogs recover to take the 3-1 match:

    25-15 G
    25-21 SER
    25-18 SER
    25-21 SER

    The JV Trojans are victorious 2 games to 1 to go to 5-3 on the season:
    25-20 G
    25-13 SER
    25-11 G

    Lady Trojan golf team places 4th

    At Pine Hollow yesterday, the Lady Trojans finished 4th in the GNRC match. Emily Fussell posts a 54 and Coach House recognized the continued improvement of Lauren Grant on the way to a team score of 178. The total is 12 strokes lower than their season opener. The Trojans finished behind Clayton, who won by 1 stroke over Knightdale. The Trojans are in action next Wednesday at Wil-Mar, for a make-up match.

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    Lady Trojans tennis posts 5th consecutive win

    The Lady Trojans continue their hot streak with a fifth consecutive win, downing the Warriors 6-3. Caroline Curtis and Ellen Chalk posts singles and doubles wins in the GNRC victory:
    Garner 6 East Wake 3

    Beaver (EW) def. Jordan (G) 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4)
    McDowell (G) def. Joseph (EW) 6-0, 6-3
    Curtis (G) def. Piner (EW) 7-5, 6-1
    Duke (EW) def. Nickalson (G) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
    Jonell (G) def. Williford (EW) 7-5, 6-4
    Chalk (G) def. Cannon (EW) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

    Beaver/Joseph (EW) def. Jordan/McDowell (G) 8-4
    Curtis/Coln (G) def. Piner/Duke (EW) 8-6
    Nickalson/Chalk (G) def. Williford/Cannon (EW) 8-2
    Courtney Walton added an 8-1 win in exhibition singles!
    Alexis Ruiz and Morgan Stewart added an 8-0 win in exhibition doubles!

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    Volleyball win streak ends at three

    Another close match ends the Lady Trojan win streak in the road non-conference match. The Trojans face SE Raleigh Tuesday in a GNRC match:
    South Johnston 3 Garner 2
    Game #1: 25-23 Garner
    Game #2: 25-19 Garner
    Game #3: 25-20 SJ
    Game #4: 25-13 SJ
    Game #5: 15-11 SJ

    JV lost to South Johnston 2-1 in the earlier match.

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    Varsity soccer stops Knightdale

    The Trojans win over the Knights 4-2! Jason Oxendine starts in goal and picks up the win. The Trojans are home Wednesday vs SSS:
    Goals: Jake Smith 2, Matt Wescoe, Dave Mbula
    Assists: M. Wescoe 2, Connor Torreulla, Luke Tompkins
    Captain Matt Wescoe moves in for his sixth goal of the year Jake Smith moves in for one of his two scores on the night Trojan defense stiffens
    (Photos courtesy of Reese Torruella)

    JV lost to Knightdale 7-1 in an earlier match.

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