Lady Trojans Comeback falls just short at Fuquay

The Softball team stepped outside of conference play as they traveled down highway 401 on take on Fuquay-Varina. It was a high scoring game, but unfortunately, the Lady Trojans would fall just short as they lost 7-6.

Garner got on the board first in the top of the first when Mary-Scot Powell reached base and stole second she would later score on an Ashley Carroll bunt. On the play Christie Wright also went to third and later scored on a Raven Smith bunt attempt.

After Fuquay cut the lead in half in the bottom of the third, they found their stroke as they put six on the board in the fourth, and after four innings it was 7-1 Fuquay.

But give the Lady Trojans Credit, they didn't give up as they came back with three runs of their own in the top of the fifth. With one out, Nadia Jeffries and Mary-Scott Powell both reached on Fuquay errors. Christie Wright then doubled which plated both Jeffries and Powell. Wright advanced to third and later scores on a single by Hailey Warner, that cut the lead to 7-5.

In the top of seventh, the Lady Trojans tried to complete the comeback as Mary-Scott Powell led off the inning with a single, and following a walk to Christie Wright put runners at first and second. After a ground out, the two runners advanced, and Hailey Warner laid down a sacrifice to score Powell, but that would be as close as Garner got as they fell to Fuquay dropping their record to 15-3.

GAR 6 7 1
FUQ 7 9 3

Winning Pitcher: Alex Ryan
Losing Pitcher: Christie Wright

Leading Hitters: GAR: Powell 2-4, Jefferies 1-4, Wright 1-3 (2B), Carroll 1-4, Smith 1-3, Warner 1-3; FUQ: Patterson 3-4 (2B), Buddle 2-3, Cannon 1-3, Ryan 1-3, Jones 1-3, Canova 1-4

JV Softball Ties Bengals

Garner got on the board early at Fuquay as they took a 3-0 lead after the first inning. But Fuquay cut the lead to one at 3-2 after the two innings of play.

After 2 more scoreless innings Garner scored one in the 5th to lead 4-2. The sixth Inning was going to be the last inning since this was a non-conference game and a time limit had been imposed. In a game full of unusual plays one Fuquay player was called out after she ran into her own batted ball and another Lady Bengal JV player was out after an illegal steal.

In the bottom of the 6th with the score 4-2 in favor of Garner and 2 outs. Fuquay had two runners on base, an “Incorrect Substitution” was declared after one play in which the Lady Bengals scored 2 runs on 4 errors by the Lady Trojans. The batter was declared out after the play and the game was declared over, ending in a tie. Garner pitcher Mary Royall enjoyed some solid defensive support, but had pitched a one hitter and not won the game.

GAR 4 5 5
FV 4 1 1

Leading hitters—GAR: Mary Royal 1-1 (3B), Amber Kirkland 1-1 (2B), Lauren Badey 2-3

Lady Trojans Get Senior Night Win

The Varsity Soccer team hosted East Wake on Wednesday night as they honored the Class of 2009 at halftime.

This started off well for Garner as Meagan Proper scored first in her final home at Trojan Stadium giving the Trojans a 1-0 with 28:43 to play in the first half. The one goal would hold up as the two teams went to halftime with Garner leading by one.

It turns out that the one goal would have been enough as Garner added another goal in the second half as Amber Eberhart scored to give Garner a 2-0 lead which would go to be the final score as Garner got the big Senior night win which sent the Trojan Nation home happy.

Goals: GAR: Meagan Proper, Amber Eberhart

The Garner Trojans want to say a big thank you to the Soccer Class of 2009 for their hard work and dedication to the program, they include:
Meagan Proper
Jenna Carroll
Latasha Lucas
Anna Burke
Essence Chism
Ally Springer
Jesse Smith

Baseball Blast Knights to Stay in Playoff Hunt


The Varsity Baseball Team also returned home on Tuesday night when they hosted Knightdale. The Trojans were coming off a 8-6 come from behind victory over Clayton just four days prior and it became apparent very early in the game that they would avoid a hangover from the game on Friday.

Jacob Baker took the hill for the Trojans and he looked sharp as he went into the fifth inning without allowing a hit. Baker would go 5 2/3 Innings Pitched, giving up just two hits, 1 run and strikeout 11 batters.

The other story on the night was the Trojans offense. Garner started early getting two un-earned runs in the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Hunter Brown and an RBI single by Pat Monahan. Garner added an RBI double in the second by Paco Martin to take a 3-1 lead.

With Garner up 5-1, they poured it on it the fifth. Pat Monahan led off the inning with a walk, followed by a Phillip Myrick triple to score Monahan. Gabe Chrismon then came to the plate and Coach Goffena put the wheels in motion as he sent Myrick toward the plate and Chrismon laid down a beautiful bunt as the Trojans suicide squeezed home the 7th Garner run of the game.

But they weren't done yet. Jackson Pleasant followed with a double to left center, which Jeremy Conyers followed with a single to right to put runners at first a third. Paco Martin then had a sacrifice fly to left to plate Pleasant and Ricky Martin tripled to left center to score Conyers and end the Garner scoring.

The Trojans held on in the 7th to take home the 9-1 win. Garner now improved to 11-8 on the season and 7-4 in the Conference with a huge match up at SSS on Friday night at 7.

KNI 1 3 4
GAR 9 11 0

Winning Pitcher: Jacob Baker - 5 2/3 Innings, 2 Hits, 1 Run, 1 Walk, 11 Strikeouts

Losing Pitcher: Cameron Richards - 5 Innings, 9 Hits, 9 Runs, 6 Earned Runs, 2 Walks, 2 Strikeouts

Leading Hitters: KNI: Arnette 1-3, Brian Griffin 1-3, Billy Griffin 1-3; GAR: Conyers 2-4, P. Martin 2-3, R. Martin 2-4

Cardiac JV Trojans Win Again

The JV team spotted Knightdale a 7-0 lead at Trojan Park on Tuesday and rallied to win the game 8-7. Colin Perry provided the initial spark for the team with his 3 run-Home run to right field that was just inside the fair pole which made it 7-3.

Garner continued to chip away at the lead before coming back to tie the game when CJ Schmidt doubled and Conner Torruella singled to tie the game. Garner would win the game in the bottom of the 7th on a bases loaded walk.

Will Norris picked up the win for the Trojans in relief as he went 5 2/3 Innings of shut out baseball.

Softball Wins Again

The Lady Trojans picked up their 15th win of the season as they downed Knightdale 5-2 at Trojan Field on Tuesday night. The game was scoreless until the bottom of the third when the Lady Trojans finally busted through as Meghan Strickland singled and advanced all the way to third before being replaced on the bases by Morgan Daeke as she scored on an error, which also allowed Mary-Scott Powell to reach. The other Garner in the inning came when Christie Wright singled to plate Anna Burton

Knightdale roared back in the 5th after a hit by Paige Peterson . The next batter walks setting up an advance on a fielders choice. A wild pitch scores a run and then a Garner error allows another runner to score.

In the bottom of the 5th inning 4 hits in a row resulted in 2 runners scoring. As the Lady Trojans went on to win 5-2 to improved to 15-2 on the season as they travel to Fuquay on Wednesday night.

Winning Pitcher: Christie Wright
Losing Pitcher: Johnson

KNI 2 6 1
GAR 5 10 3

Leading Hitters: KNI: Short 1-4, Brock 2-4, Johnson 1-4, Peterson 2-4; GAR: Powell 1-4, Wright 2-3, Carroll 1-3 (2B), Warner 1-3, Smith 1-3, Strickland 3-3, Burton 1-1.

JV Lady Trojans Also Get Win

The JV team began the sweep of Knightdale with their 15-4 win earlier in the day at Trojan Field. The Lady Trojans opened up the game with 11 runs in the first frame and 4 more in the second.

Garner wouldn't score again as they cruised to an easy 15-4 win over Knightdale. The JV Softball team is also in action today at Fuquay-Varina at 4:30.

KNI 4 4 4
GAR 15 8 4

Winning Pitcher - Mary Royal

Losing Pitcher - T. Burt

Leading Hitters: KNI: L. Haig 1-2, T. Cnossen 1-2, T. Burt 1-3 (3B); GAR - Amber Robb 2-3 (2B); Jordan Foster 1-2 (2B); Lauren Badey 1-2.

Lady Trojan Soccer Get Win Over Rival Bulldogs

The Varsity Soccer Team picked up a big win on Monday night when they defeated Southeast Raleigh at Trojan Stadium, 3-2.

Garner got goals from Amber Eberhard(2) and Gabi Dugal (1).

The Lady Trojans return home on Wednesday Night at 6:00 when they host East Wake and will honor the class of 2009.

Lacrosse to Honor Seniors

The Varsity Lacrosse Team will honor their seniors on Tuesday night at 6:30 when they host Wakefield at Trojan Stadium.

The Class of 2009 includes:

Jesse McCormick
Bryant Mueller
Josh TaylorTravis
MainDavid Sholes
Josh Perry
Jacob Weber

Come out and support the Trojans at Home Tuesday night

Trojan Tennis Down Warriors; Huge Match For Conference Championship Coming Up

Garner 5
East Wake 3


Bryant (EW) def. J. Smith (G) 6-1, 6-3
Holmes (G) def. Harris (EW) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5
Bennett (G) def. Whitley (EW) 6-4, 6-2
Stephenson (G) def. Roebuck (EW) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
Duttman (EW) def. C. Smith (G) 6-1, 6-0
Tompkins (G) def. Surles (EW) 6-1, 6-2


Whitley/Roebuck (EW) def. J. Smith/Tompkins (G) 8-6
Bennett/C. Smith (G) def. Duttman/Surles (EW) 9-7

Chris Sutton and Kevin Fowler added a win in exhibition doubles.

The Trojans are now 13-2 on the season as they travel to Holly Springs TODAY the winner of the match will be the outright Conference Champs. Good luck Trojans

Trojans Come from Six Back to Shock Comets


It was apparent early in the game that Garner would have to come from behind if they wanted to defeat Clayton. After the first two innings, the Trojans were down 6-0 on the road at Clayton. But, to the Trojans credit they never lost focus as they began to chip away at the six run deficit getting two runs in the fourth inning when Pat Monahan walked with one out. That was followed by a Phillip Myrick single. That brought up Gabe Chrismon who laced a single to right, the ball got past Bryan Forbes in right field and two runs scored.

After adding another run in the fifth, Garner's bats took a cue from the weather outside and finally heated up. With one out in the sixth, Jackson Pleasant and Jeremy Conyers had back to back singles which chased Clayton starter, Dane Hardee.

The Comets came back with Junior pitcher, Zach Seagroves who gave up an RBI double to Paco Martin which made the score 6-4 Comets. Seagroves then threw back to back wild pitches which allowed the Trojans to plate two runs and tie the game.

Going to the seventh, the score was still tied at 6 and it looked as if the Trojans would fade into the Spring evening with out a 7th inning rally, but that all changed with two outs as Phillip Myrick walked then advanced all the way to third on a pass ball putting himself in scoring position for Gabe Chrismon.

Gabe would deliver as he sent a slow rolling ground ball to third. But the throw to first could not be picked up by Matt Bunn of Clayton and all of a sudden, Garner went from being six down to up one. But, the Trojans were not done. Matt Powell was the next Trojan hitter and on his first at bat of the night, Powell smashed a ground rule double to right center field to give the Trojans a 8-6 lead.

In the bottom of the 7th, Phillip Myrick headed back out for his fifth inning of relief as he was in for Drew Gay who followed Trojan starter Jackson Pleasant.

Myrick came in and did a lights out job in relief as in the bottom of the 7th, he got the Comets to go one, two, three and send the Trojan faithful back down Highway 70 with an 8-6 win.

Garner now moves to 10-9 on the season and 6-4 in the Conference as they get set to host Knightdale on Tuesday night at 7:00 at Trojan Park

Winning Pitcher: Phillip Myrick - 5 Innings, 3 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 Walks, 5 Strikeouts

Losing Pitcher: Zach Seagroves - 1 1/3 Innings, 3 Hits, 4 Runs, 3 Earned Runs, 1 Walk, 1 Strikeout

GAR 8 9 1
CLA 6 10 2

Leading Hitters: GAR: Monahan 2-3, 2 1B, RBI; P. Martin 2-4, 2 2B, 1 RBI; Conyers, 2-4, 2 1B; CLA: Catalano 2-3, Joyner 3-4, Brown 3-4, 2B, 3 RBI

Lady Trojans Rebound to Blast Comets

After falling to West Johnston 5-0 on Wednesday night, the Varsity Softball team needed a bounce back game and they got just that as they traveled to Clayton on Friday night.

The Lady Trojans wasted no time getting to the Comets as they stuck for 5 runs in the opening frame and added 8 more in the second. Future Chowan star, Christie Wright went just two innings and seemed to get her confidence back before she was replaced by Breanne Campbell who went the final three innings giving up a run and just three hits.

When all was said and done, the Lady Trojans came away with the season sweep over Clayton winning the second meeting 19-1. As they improved to 14-2 on the season

Garner is back in action on Tuesday when Knightdale visits Trojan Field

GAR 19 21 0
CLA 1 3 3

Winning Pitcher: Christie Wright

Losing Pitcher: Thorne

Leading Hitters:
Garner: Jeffries 5-5, Scott 1-4, Wright 2-4(D), Carroll 3-5(D), Smith 4-4(D), Hamrick 3-4, Strickland 2-4, Burton 1-3
Clayton Hitters: Joyner 1-2, Hall 1-1, Thorne 1-1

JV Lady Trojans Also Get Win

The JV Lady Trojans traveled to Clayton on Friday night as their game preceded the Varsity game. It would be all Lady Trojans on this night as they blasted Clayton 16-3. Mary Royal pitched a solid game for Garner giving up only 5 hits. Garner’s batters contributed 11 hits, scoring 8 runs in the first inning, 10 runs in the fourth and 7 more in the 6 inning.

GAR 16 11 3
CLA 3 5 3

WP—Mary Royal

LP—K. LaCerda

Leading hitters: Mary Royal 3-3, Jordan Foster 2-2, Michaela Beck 2-3

Lady Trojan Soccer Picks up Win over Spartans

The Varsity girls soccer team beat SSS 4-0 last night. Amber Eberhard had 2 goals, Megan Proper 1 goal and Anna Burke scored 1 goal.

The JV Soccer Team also defeated SSS last night 2-0.

Wright Signs with Chowan

Congratulations to senior Christie Wright signing her National Letter of Intent today as she signs with Chowan University in Murfreesboro, NC to play softball beginning in Fall 2009 for Coach Mandi Balduf. A four year varsity starter, Christie will continue her pitching career in the Division II school that will be joining the CIAA conference beginning next season. Wright was a 2008 4A All-State selection as well as All-District Region 3 by the NC Coaches Association and selected for the State Games as an underclassman team last season. She also won the Extra Effort Award from WRAL this season. The varsity Trojans have qualified for the NCHSAA play-offs each of the past two seasons including an Elite 8 appearance in 2007. Currently the Lady Trojans are 13-2 and 8-1 in the Confrence. Based on her recent academic performance (4.4 GPA and top 5% ranking) and athletic accomplishments, she has accepted the President's Scholarship based on Merit, the Dean's Scholarship based on Leadership, and an athletic scholarship where she will continue the Garner Tradition of Excellence donning jersey #1 for the Hawks. Congratulations Christie!

Trojan Tennis Gets Senior Day Win

Garner 5
Southeast Raleigh 4


Walker (SER) def. J. Smith (G: Sr.) 6-2, 6-2
P. Holmes (G: Sr.)
def. Wrenn (SER) 6-0, 6-3
A. Bennett (G: Sr.) def. Morris (SER) 6-4, 6-4
P. Stephenson (G: Sr.) def. Mormino (SER) 6-2, 6-2
L. Tompkins (G: Sr.) def. Hopson (SER) 6-2, 6-2
Campbell (SER) def. C. Reed (G: Sr.) 6-3, 6-1


Walker/Wrenn (SER) def. P. Holmes/P.Stephenson (G: Srs.) 9-7
J. Smith/L. Tompkins (G: Srs.) def. Morris/Mormino (SER) 8-3
Hopson/Campbell (SER) def. C. Reed/AJ Jacob (G: Srs.) 8-4

Cliff Smith/Kevin Fowler and Evan Pierce/Tyler Hunter added wins in exhibition doubles!

Trojan Alum Pitches Well in Outing vs. Florida State

UNC-A's Jeremy HallJeremy Hall ('07) pitched 2 innings in relief, no runs one walk, one strikeout as the Bulldogs of UNCA fell to 10th ranked Florida State 11-10 in 11 innings. When Hall came in the game, the Bulldogs were down by a run. They would tie the game for Hall as he was able to hold the 'Noles at a tie during his out. Jeremy has signed to play for the Junction City Generals (Junction City, KS) of the Central Plains League this summer.

Softball Swept at West Johnston

After a thrilling 1-0 win over West Johnston last night at Trojan Field, Garner wasn't as lucky as West Johnston defeated Garner 5-0. The Lady Trojans were missing two of their starters as Christie Wright just could not seem to find a rhythm as she allowed two runs in the 3rd inning on a pass ball.

West Johnston got their three other runs in the 4th inning on back to back Garner errors. It was not a pretty performance defensively for the Lady Trojans as they committed 7 errors and none of the West Johnston runs were earned. The loss drops Garner to 13-2 on the season as they get set to travel to Clayton on Friday night for a 7:00 first pitch.

GAR 0 1 7
WJH 5 3 1

Winning Pitcher: Lexi Betancout

Losing Pitcher: Christie Wright

Leading Hitters: GAR: Ashely Carroll 1-3; WJH: Dupree 1-4, Hackney 1-3, Wheeler 1-3

JV Lady Trojans Lose Heartbreaker

Lady Trojan JV Softball Team Lost 5-4 at West Johnston. Garner was coming off a one run win yesterday at home.

Today both teams had 9 hits, 4 strikeouts and 3 errors. West Johnston Pitcher: S. Wheeler, walked two while Lady Trojan pitcher, Mary Royal, walked one but gave up one additional run.

GAR 102 000 1 4 9 3
WJ 103 000 1 5 9 3

WP—S. Wheeler

LP—Mary Royal

Leading hitters: GAR—Mary Royal 3-3, Lauren Badey 2-3, Amber Robb 2-4

Trojan Baseball Splits with West Johnston

The Varsity Trojan Baseball team faces West Johnston for the second day in a row and after a 14-0 win the night before, Garner could not find their offense as they fall to the Wildcats 2-0 on the road. The Trojans can muster just three hits off the Wildcat starter as Matt Powell allows just two runs and gets the tough luck loss for the Trojans who fall to 9-9 overall and 5-4 in the Confernece.

JV Trojans Come From Behind in Crazy Fashion

The JV game between Garner and West Johnston began in the third inning as they pick up the game from where it was suspended earlier in the year with the Trojans down 3-0. Things didn't get any better for the Trojans as they were down 12-2 going to the top of the 5th. That's when the magic happened. Garner scored 10 runs in the 5th to tie the game at 12.

West Johnston would come back to take a 16-12 lead but the Trojans showed some fight as they came from beind in the top of the 7th to defeated the Wildcats 20-16. That's right Trojan Fans, don't adjust your computer screen, the final was 20-16. The wins move the JV Trojans to 10-3-2 on the season.

Trojan Tennis Splits Two Matches

Garner 8 SSS 1
J. Smith (G) def. P. Casey (SSS) 6-2, 6-2
P. Holmes (G) def. J. Daniels (SSS) 6-0, 6-1
A. Bennett (G) def. W. Ashley (SSS) 6-1, 6-0
P. Stephenson (G) def. A. Grantham (SSS) 6-3, 6-1
C. Smith (G) def. AJ Stallings (SSS) 6-2, 6-0
L. Tompkins (G) def. D. Murphy (SSS) 6-2, 6-1

P. Casey/J. Daniels (SSS) def. A. Bennett/L. Tompkins (G) 9-7
J. Smith/C. Smith (G) def. W. Ashley/A. Grantham (SSS) 8-4
P. Stephenson/N. Stephenson (G) def. AJ Stallings/C. Campbell (SSS) 8-3

Chris Sutton added a win in exhibition singles and Shane Whittington/Jusin Webster added a win in exhibition doubles.

Garner 3 Holly Springs 6
C. Neal (HS) def. J. Smith (G) 6-4, 5-7, 6-0
P. Holmes (G) def. J. Fambrough (HS) 6-4, 6-7 (7-9), 6-3
A. Bennett (G) def. A. Garner (HS) 6-3, 6-2
P. Stephenson (G) def. E. Tiselsky (HS) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
D. Wiegand (HS) def. C. Smith (G) 6-2, 6-1
C. Kanady (HS) def. L. Tompkins (G) 6-0, 6-2

C. Neal/J. Fambrough (HS) def. P. Holmes/P. Stephenson (G) 8-4
D. Wiegand/A. Carr (HS) def. J. Smith/L. Tompkins (G) 8-6
A. Garner/M. James (HS) def. A. Bennett/C. Smith (G) 8-5

Chris Sutton/Alex Bowling and Tyler Hunter/Nicholas Stephenson added wins in exhibition doubles.

Varsity Baseball Keeps on Rolling with Win Over Wildcats

The Varsity Baseball team picked up their 9th win of the season as they defeated West Johnston 14-1 at Trojan Park. Jacob Baker got the win for Garner as they improve to 9-8 on the season.

WJO 0 0 0 0 1 - 1 1 2
GAR 4 6 1 3 0 - 14 13 1

W--J.Baker. L--L.Morgan.

The Trojans are back in action tomorrow night at 7:00 when they travel to West Johnston to take on the Wildcats. The JV game will begin at 4:00 also at West Johnston.

JV Baseball Ties Wildcats

The JV Baseball went back and fourth with West Johnston as the two teams ended the game tied at 10 after eight innings due to the JV time limit. With the Trojans down by one in the bottom of the seventh, Colin Perry delivered a two out RBI single to tie the score at ten.

This is the second tie of the season for the Trojans as their record is now 9-3-2 on the season. Colin Perry went 4-4 with a RBI single, Brett Walters and Aquil Sanders both went 2-3.

Softball Wins Thriller over Wildcats


While it may sound cliche, you can throw the records out the window when Garner and West Johnston get together in softball and tonight the theory holds true again. Christie Wright and Lexi Betancourt go toe to toe at Trojan Field as the Lady Trojans pull ahead 1-0 in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI double by Christie Wright which scores Mary-Scott Powell .

This comes just two innings after Christie Wright appears to be safe at home as the ball fell out of the glove of Marissa Hackney but the umpire calls her out at the plate and the game remains scoreless.

In the top of the seventh, West Johnston tries to rally as Kelsey Langley leads off with a single and takes second on a wild pitch. She would then advance to third on a fly out to center. Wright then strikes out Kara Baughman for the second out before Brittany Doty lined out to Ashley Carroll to end the game. The win moves Garner to 13-1 on the season as they travel to West Johnston tomorrow night for a 7:00 first pitch.

W 0 6 0
G 1 6 1

Winning Pitcher: Christie Wright - 7 Innings, 6 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 Walks, 9 Strikeouts

Losing Pitcher: Lexi Betancourt - 6 Innings, 6 Hits, 1 Run, 0 Walks 7 Strikeouts

Leading Hitters: WJ - Kelsey Langley 2-3; GAR - Mary-Scott Powell 3-3; Christie Wright 2-3 2B, RBI;

JV Lady Trojans Continue to Roll

The Lady Trojan JV team defeated West Johnston 6-5 at Trojan Field. Mary Royal struck out 7 while allowing 5 hits for the Lady Trojans. Royal was also 2 for 2 at the plate as Garner held on to win late 6-5.

WJHS 100 310 0 5 6 6
GAR 102 111 X 6 8 4

WP: Mary Royal
LP: S. Wheeler

Leading Hitters: GAR—Royal 2-2, Amber Robb 2-3, Michaela Beck 2-3; WJHS—M. Motley 2-3 Double

Hello Trojan Nation!

Hello Trojan Nation!

I wanted to take a few moments to introduce myself to those who may not know me. My name is Chris Edwards and I graduated from Garner in 2006. I have spent most of my time around Garner Athletics behind a mic as I have done the PA for Garner Baseball, Basketball, Softball, and some Football. I am happy to currently be the play by play announcer for the Trojan Sports Network on the LIVE web casts.

It's my goal to keep the site running just as well as it was before. But, I ask you to please bear with me while I learn the software as I am not as tech savvy as some. I ask that if you have any information on anything, please send it to me at

Also we hope you will tune in to our LIVE WEBCAST TONIGHT at 6:45. The Trojan Sports Network is happy to be bringing you Lady Trojan Softball aganist West Johnston this evening.

LIVE WEBCAST Tuesday 4/21 Garner vs W.Johnson softball beginning at 6:45PM

Your new Webmaster

Kudos to Garner alum and valuable supporter Chris Edwards ('06) who will be administering the site. Submit your info to . Chris has agreed to take over on a temporary basis and your Trojan Club will still be actively searching for a full-time webmaster for the 2009-'10 school year and beyond.

NOTE: The new moniker was necessary to move the site BUT using will always bring you to our home site. Please update your bookmarks for quick access to all your Trojan athlete and alumni news!!

Attention Class of 2009!! Awards Day is approaching

Seniors, Would you like to be recognized at the Awards Ceremony on May 11th? You will be, if you receive a scholarship, academic or athletic award to further your education…....However, we can’t include your scholarship dollars unless we know about them!

Seniors, as you receive academic and athletic scholarships, please bring a copy of the notification letter to Counselor Mrs. Hawley in Student Services so the money offered you can be announced at the May Awards Ceremony and included in the total scholarship dollars offered the Class of 2009 (if you do not have easy access to a copy machine, we can make a copy for you in the front office). The total scholarship dollars offered the Class of 2009 will be announced at graduation in June. You do not even have to attend the college that offers you the scholarship; your scholarship offer will still be counted in the class total.

Lacrosse stops the Wildcats

The Trojan varsity squad picks up their second win of the year with the 8-5 win at Millbrook. Garner gets goals from Cory McCormick, Bryant Mueller, Matt Pollock, Phillip Jackson and Jesse McCormick. Defensively, goalie Jake Creech played an awesome game protecting the net with defensemen, Travis Main, Josh Taylor and Jackson King providing stellar defense against the Wildcats. Garner takes on Panther Creek Tuesday, April 21st.

Lady Trojans roll to their 12th win

The Lady Trojans bash 15 singles in the 9-2 win at Knightdale. Christie Wright adds to her NCHSAA leading 12 wins and strikes out 10, allowing only 3 hits on the evening. Ashley Carroll has a perfect 4-for-4 night and Meghan Strickland has 4 RBI's for the 12-1 Trojans who remain unbeaten in the GNRC with their 7th conference win. (Note: The next 4A poll is scheduled for release 4/21):

GAR160 020 0--9151
KNI110 000 0 --233
WP- Wright (12-1) LP- Johnson
Garner Hitters: Ashley Carroll 4-4, Hallie Warner 3-4, Nadia Jeffries 2-5, 2SB; Scottie Powell 2-4, SB, RBI; Raven Smith 1-2, SB,RBI; Christie Wright 1-3,RBI; Kasey Hamrick 1-4, Anna Burton 1-2, RBI; Meghan Strickland 0-2, 4RBI; Knightdale Hitters: Johnson 2-2, Cox 1-3

Did you know...? The Trojans are batting .332 as a team this season, led by Senior NCCU signee Nadia Jeffries at .458 and Kasey Hamrick at .410...Christie Wright's performance tonight takes her ERA to a miniscle 0.16 (2 ER in 85 innings) with a whopping 113 K's. Wright has not allowed an earned run in 42 innings (3/20 vs SSS)...Mary Scott "Scottie" Powell picks up her 18th RBI tonight

Lady Trojan JV Softball Team defeats the Knights
Mary Royal struck out 14 while only allowing 3 hits as Garner enjoyed 13-3 win over Knightdale, its 8th win of the season. The Trojans helped shortstop Emily Fleming celebrate her birthday after the game, while Coach Hardee insisted the team had work to do at practice next week. Garner is 8-2 with one tie for the season.
GAR013 621 X--1354
KNI200 010 X --332
WP--Royal LP--Cnossen
Leading Hitters: GAR-- Amber Robb 1-1, Mary Royal 1-1, Michaela Beck
2-3; KNI--T. Cnossen 2-2

Thank you Trojan Club supporter:

Thank you GSHS Alums Greg ('75) & Kim ('78) Byars!!

Trojans stop the Knights

Garner picks up the 5-2 road GNRC win with Jackson Pleasant getting the win. Matt Powell pitches 1.2 innings of no-hit relief, with 4 strikeouts for his first save. The Trojans go to 8-8 on the season.


WP- Pleasant, SV-Powell; LP- Costen
no Garner hitting reported

JV Trojans Get Road Win

Matt Hawley went 5 strong innings as the JV Trojans kept rolling along as they defeated Knightdale 7-5. Scottty McCreery came in and finished up the game to get the save.

GMHS Drama presents "Voices from the High School"

GMHS Drama will be presenting their original production of "Voices from the High School" the evenings of April 16th and 17th at 7PM each night in the GMHS auditorium. This is a play every parent and every teenager should see!! Tickets are $5 each and all proceeds benefit the Garner Relay for Life. Mark your calendars and join us for a great show for a great cause!!
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GMHS Class of 2009 scholarship nominees

The Trojan Club announces their 2009 scholarship opportunities. All athletes, cheerleaders, managers and trainers are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a minimum weighted grade point average of 3.0, participated in sports for 3 years (including senior year) & have been accepted at an institution of higher education. Applications must be submitted to GMHS Student Services on or before May 1st.
Application and specific eligibility criteria

ATTENTION COLLEGE-BOUND JUNIORS: Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, and Stanford Universities are hosting an "Exploring College Options" information session for interested students and their parents. This session will be held for the Raleigh/Durham area on Sunday, April 26 at 7:30 pm at the Embassy Suites in Cary. For more information and to RSVP, please visit

Congratulations to GMHS 2009 Teaching Fellows Recipients:

  • Margaret Elizabeth Correia
  • Sarah Elizabeth Moore
  • Amanda Nicole Pierce
  • Linsey Grae Pittman
  • Carl Brunson Redd, II
  • Tiffany Nicole Williams
  • Amanda Jordan

  • April scholarship Guide available online
    Scholarship Opportunities

    SECU Foundation “People Helping People” Scholarship
    Valued at $10,000 to attend one of the 16 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina. Although the SECU Scholarship Program wishes to recognize academic achievement, the “People Helping People” scholarship has a much broader purpose: recognizing leadership and community involvement. Preference will be to students whose parents or guardians and family members are public sector employees who live and work in North Carolina. Some of the criteria for awarding this scholarship are:
    1) Best exemplifies the membership philosophy of credit unions, “People Helping People” and has demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement.
    2) Demonstrates scholastic achievement with a maintained 2.5 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale and may be deserving of financial aid.
    See Mrs. Yde in Student Services for application. Turn in completed application packet to Mrs. Hawley by April 15, 2009.

    Garner Civitan Club Scholarship
    GMHS seniors who are participating members of the GMHS Junior Civitan Club who plan to attend two or four year colleges or technical schools in NC are encouraged to apply by picking up more information and an application from Mrs. Wendy Yde in Student Services. Turn in completed application to Counselor Mrs. Hawley by the April 15 deadline.

    The Garner Education Foundation, Progress Energy, the Town of Garner and Bob Moulton of National Pawn will be offering five scholarships to seniors at Garner Magnet High School. The initial criteria for applying for these scholarships are as follows: Scholarship applicants must have plans to attend a Technical School, College or University located in North Carolina and the recipients of these scholarships should be prepared to attend the meeting of the Garner Educational Foundation to be awarded the scholarships on June 8, 2009.

  • R. W. Moore Garner Educational Foundation Scholarship $1,000 award
  • Progress Energy Scholarship $1000 award (Applicant must major in the field of engineering)
  • Education Scholarships from Town of Garner Grant - Two $1500 awards
  • National Pawn Scholarship $1000 award
    You may pick up applications for these scholarships from Mrs. Wendy Yde in Student Services. Return complete application forms to Counselor Mrs. Wilma Hawley by the deadline of Wednesday, April 15, 2009.

    Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship: Is your student a community service coordinator? Nominate him or her for Kohl's scholarship!! (Info and online application at the link provided).

    The Lowe’s Scholarship: Lowe’s will award one hundred forty (140) $2,500 scholarships to high school seniors who intend to enroll in an undergraduate course of study for the 2009-2010 school year. The scholarship is open to both Lowe’s employees and the community. Winners are selected based on academic performance, leadership, community involvement and/or work experience. To apply online: Lowe's Charitable Foundation

    The North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (ELS) was created by the 2005 General Assembly to provide financial assistance to needy North Carolina resident students attending eligible colleges and universities located within the state of North Carolina.

    The Crib to College Scholarship program is a merit based community involvement program. The Crib to College Foundation, which is primarily sponsored by Crumley and Associates Law Firm, is a 501c(3) non-profit whose mission is to promote safety through community involvement and education. For more info or to apply online: Crib-to-College

    The Ruckus House Scholarship was developed in 2007 by current and former players of the Carolina Panthers to provide financial assistance to North Carolina residents who plan to attend college to pursue a career in early childhood, elementary, or special education. The Ruckus House Foundation is a non-profit organization that uses funds from charitable contributions and fundraising efforts. Two (2) to six (6) awards will be offered for the 2009-10 academic year. Visit Ruckus House online to apply

    The Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship applications are available with Mrs. Wendy Yde in Student Services. The scholarship is worth $1000 and the application is very short, but you will need to get a transcript and a letter of recommendation from Student Services.

    Hispanic high school seniors nationwide are invited to apply for a NCLR - Best Buy Emerging Latino Leaders Scholarship. $30,000 will be awarded to graduating Hispanic seniors who demonstrate excellence in community and school. For more info visit: The National Council of La Raza's (NCLR) Líderes Initiative

    2009 SAMMY Award: The 12th Annual Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year seeks nominees through March 6th, 2009 to reward student athletes who demonstrate excellence in academics, athletics, community service, leadership and include milk as part of their healthy lifestyle. A panel of celebrity athletes including Andy Roddick, Steve Nash, Mia Hamm, Michelle Kwan and Tony Hawk will select this year's 25 SAMMY Award winners. More information on the $7500 scholarships is available at or by contacting Ms. Ashley Engelman

    Congratulations to GMHS Scholarship nominees:
    Principal’s Leadership Award: Jordan Hammond
    Toyota Community Scholars Nominee: Caroline Curtis
    Davidson College Belk Scholarship Nominee: Taylor Wilson
    NCSU School of Textiles Centennial Scholarship Nominees:
    Mary Beth Hunnicutt
    Gillian Meyer
    Wendy’s High School Heisman Nominees: Christie Wright, Patrick Stephenson
    Rand’s Mill Chapter DAR Good Citizens Award: Kathrine Stephens

    Teaching Fellows Candidates:
    Carly Bohnenblusch
    Meredith Lindsay
    Jocelyn Brumley

    Patsy Lovett
    Jenna Carroll

    James Mauk
    Lauran Coleman-Webb

    Sarah Moore
    Margaret Correia

    Amanda Pierce
    Julie Dale

    Linsey Pittman
    Jasmyne Garrett

    Carl Redd,II
    Nadia Jefferies

    Kathrine Stephens
    Amanda Jordan

    Amanda Weathersbee
    Audrey Lait

    Tiffany Williams

  • Lacrosse downs the Bulldogs

    Varsity lacrosse picks up their first win with a 17-3 win over SE Raleigh.

    Trojan tennis cruises to ninth straight

    Garner downs Knightdale 8-1 sweeping all six singles matches. The Trojans are 10-1 for the season:
    Singles: J. Smith (GAR) def. D. Rose 6-4, 6-3; P. Holmes (GAR) def. E. Martell 6-2, 6-3; A. Bennett (GAR) def. J. Oddon 6-2, 6-2.; P. Stephenson (GAR) def. A. Dickoff 6-1, 6-3; C. Smith (GAR) def. A. Willis 6-1, 6-2; M. Nyutu (GAR) def. C. Cardamone 7-6 (1), 6-2.

    Doubles: Stephenson and Holmes (GAR) def. Martell and Oddon 8-5; Rose and Dickoff (KNI) def. Bennett and C.Smith 9-8 (3); Nyutu and A.Jacob def. Willis- and Cardamone 9-7.

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    Hawks shutout Lady Trojan soccer

    The Trojans drop the GNRC road match at Holly Springs 2-0. The Trojans (3-8) host New Hanover at Trojan Stadium Friday night:
    Goals: HLY--S.Bristol, R.Harris.
    Assists: HLY--C.Castillo, R.Harris

    No JV score to post at this time

    Trojan Athlete and Alumni news

    Wolfpack's Paige Dugal Paige Dugal ('08) and Kaitlin Wescoe ('07) and the Wolfpack soccerWolfpack's Kaitlin Wescoe team defeated Belmont-Abbey 2-0 game with Dugal registering her seventh collegiate goal. The Pack also tied Davidson 1-1 to finish up their spring season. They are looking forward to Senior Megan Proper ('09) joining them in the fall!
    Dugal was named to the 2009 ACC All-Academic Team early this year.

    UNC-A's Jeremy HallJeremy Hall ('07) pitched 2 innings in relief, no runs one walk, one strikeout as the Bulldogs of UNCA fell to 10th ranked Florida State 11-10 in 11 innings. When Hall came in the game, the Bulldogs were down by a run. They would tie the game for Hall as he was able to hold the 'Noles at a tie during his out. Jeremy has signed to play for the Junction City Generals (Junction City, KS) of the Central Plains League this summer.

    GNRC Champion Tyler Maher
    Sophomore wrestler Tyler Maher has been named Sophomore All-American. Tyler finished 4th in his weight class in the Sophomore Nationals Wrestling Championship, sponsored by National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) and Navy. The event was April 1-3 at Virginia Beach. The GNRC champion in the heavyweight division, Maher finished the year 29-4 record for the season and ranked #7 in NC. Congratulations Tyler!!

    Trojans' DaMetrius UpchurchSenior DaMetrius Upchurch has been selected to play in the annual North Carolina Coaches Association's East-West All-Star basketball game this July in Greensboro. Upchurch led the Trojans to first place in the GNRC basketball standings at 13-1, and was named the GNRC Player of the Year. Great job DaMetrius!!

    Kansas State's Brandon BanksBrandon Banks ('06) is in spring drills after his impressive 2008 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year. 2009 will be his first under legendary coach Bill Snyder who returns to the helm of Kansas State. The Topeka Journal captures Snyder's first impression of the fastest man in DI football!

    Several Trojans participated in Opening Day of the Garner Area Youth Sports League (GAYSL) on April 4th. Current Trojans on hand who are alumni of the league: Connor Torruella, CJ Schmitt and Christie Wright as well as former Trojans and current Peace College Pacers: Amanda Beach ('08) and Ashleigh Harris, ('07) were on hand to support the league's new season. Good job past, current and future Trojans!!!

    Congratulations William “Bill” F. Hamlin Jr., president and chief executive officer of The Hamlin Companies, based in Garner, N.C. on being selected to the North Carolina State University College of Management Board of Advisors. Mr. Hamlin and his company are long time supporters of Garner Magnet High School.

    Condolences to the family of Charles W. Tolley ('50) who passed away April 8th. Mr. Tolley was a 1950 graduate of Garner High School. He worked across the United States as a salesman and then photographer before coming back to Garner in 1981 and opening Vaden Studios where he worked until his retirement.

    Trojans Matt Wescoe
    Matt Wescoe and his CASL Chelsea Academy team completed a 4-0 trip to the Chelsea FC Academy in London England. They have won all four games, with Wescoe registering two goals and an assist. They attended the EPL match Watford vs. Southhampton and watched the Chelsea vs. Liverpool match last night at Frankies at Stamford Bridge. (VIP attendance only from the Chelsea guest list to get in). CASL was able to do some sight-seeing in London on Sunday (and Matt's birthday!) after their last match and then attended the Reading vs. Sheffield European Premiere League match. Great job Matt (and happy birthday!!!)

    Pacers Amanda BeachAmanda Beach ('08) has two doubles and 3 RBI in Peace's doubleheader split with Meredith College. Beach was selected USA South Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week earlier this season
    Pacers Ashleigh HarrisAshleigh Harris ('07) banged her first homer of the season in the Pacers 7-1 win over NC Central. Harris goes 2-for-3. The Pacers are 16-16 on the season.

    Freshman Tavis Mitchell is the videographer for the Capital City Bulls AAU 13-14U basketball team. The Bulls won the 2009 BATTLE ON TOBACCO ROAD tournament in Greensboro April 5th and Tavis videotaped all games including the championship game. Great work Tavis!!

    Garner's David WestDavid West ('98) matches his career high with 40 points in the Hornets 111-110 win over Sacramento. West is averaging 20.5 points and 8.4 rebounds per game this season. West was selected for his second consecutive NBA All-Star team. David is a primary sponsor of the Garner Road YMCA AAU basketball team.

    Taylor Williams, a rising freshmen who will be attending GMHS, was awarded the gold medal on vault at the NC State USAG Level 7 Gymnastic Meet in Winston-Salem, NC on March 28, 2009. She scored a near perfect score with a 9.55. This was the fourth year that Taylor has taken first on vault. Taylor also took third on floor with a 9.275 and finished the championship meet by placing 6th All-Around with a combined score of 35.225. Taylor trains at Artistic Gymnastics on Tryon Road in Garner and is coached by Karen Hughes and Adina Stock. Great job Taylor!!

    Congratulations to the GMHS Symphonic Band after their performance at Central District Concert Band Festival. The band finished with an overall rating of superior in Grade 5 music. This is the second superior rating for the band in the last three years. Congratulations to Mr. Caldwell and the band students for a superior job!!

    Gamecocks Booker NunleyBooker Nunley ('08) sweeps the 110 and 400 hurdles in the USC Weems Baskin Relays for the Gamecocks. Nunley's time in the 110 qualifies him for the NCAA Regional Championships to be held in Greensboro May 29th. Nunley finished 6th in the 60-meter hurdles in the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships. The former Junior Olympic silver medalist clocked a time of 7.92 seconds.

    Tim Lovick ('06) places 11th in the long jump at the Raleigh Relays for St. Augustine March 28th. Lovick finished 14th in the 110-meter hurdles. Earlier this season, Tim picked up a second in the 110-meter hurdles for St. Augustine in the CCU Shamrock Invitational March 19th. The former NCHSAA 4A high jump champion logged a 14.71 runner up finish.

    Trojans Jacob Baker

    Junior Jacob Baker is named Trojan Athlete of the Week by The Garner News for March 30th. Jacob is 2-1 with 19k's in 17 innings pitched for Coach Goffena's varsity Trojans. Congrats Jake!!

    Junior Cody Woodall coached his Garner Optimist League team to a perfect season and league championship. The ABA Division Nuggets went 10-0.

    Trojans Carl ReddCongratulations to Senior basketball and football star Carl Redd on his Teaching Fellows Scholarship award!! Carl will be attending NC A&T next year. Redd was named Trojan Athlete of the Week by The Garner News for Feb. 16th. Congratulations Carl!!

    Wolfpack Freshman Morgan BarbourMorgan Barbour ('08) and the NC State softball team open their ACC season with a DH sweep of Virginia. The Pack takes both games Saturday, 3-2 and 9-1, to go to 13-9 on the season.

    Freshman Gavin Wilson was named the Trojan Athlete of the Week by The Garner News for the week of March 16th. Congrats Gavin!!

    Jamila (Amber) Johnson ('06) finishes the season with a 10.1 scoring average leading the Barton Lady Bulldogs in offensive rebounds and second in assists. Barton finishes the season 22-6, winning the regular season Carolinas Conference title.

    Senior Pat MonahanSenior Patrick Monahan was named the Trojan Athlete of the Week by The Garner News for March 9th. Congratulations Pat!!!

    Connor Torruella leads the CASL U-16 Garner Predators to the Gold Division title of the Beast of the East Soccer Tournament in Greenville on Feb. 21-22. Torruella is named the team MVP. The Predators captured the 2008 High School Division title of the Greensboro Challenge Clash.

    Congratulations to Mighty Trojan Marching Band member Dylan Castora who has been selected for the 2009 NC All State Honors Band. Representing GMHS, Dylan was selected for the April 25th performance on trumpet player from band members thoughout the state this past weekend and was selected. Congratulations Dylan!

    Jeff Hart ('80) and his new band The KinKsmen debuted Saturday, March 14th at Bull McCabe's Irish Pub. Hart is Garner's own reknown musician, with multiple credits with local bands The Hanks, The Ruins and Young Neil and The Damage Done. Follow his show dates and be sure to check out a show, you will be glad you did!!

    Jill HatcherJill Hatcher Johnson ('06) and her cheerleading squad from North Georgia College & State University, finished 1st runner up in the Peach Belt Conference Cheerleading Championship the weekend of March 7th. The team finished fourth in the College Co-Ed division at the 2009 Cheersport National Cheerleading and Dance Competition in Atlanta on Feb. 14-15.

    Bearcats Darrin Tew
    Darrin Tew
    ('06) gets the win against #10-ranked North Georgia 3-1. Tew strikes out eight allowing just one run in six innings of work. Tew is 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA in 20 innings of work with 21 K's. Lander is now 15-5 and ranked #19 in the NCAA Division II national rankings conducted by Collegiate Baseball Magazine.

    2009 NCHSAA 4A Shot Put Champ, Aston Anglin-StoneAston Anglin-Stone was named the Trojan Athlete of the Week by the Garner News for the week of March 2nd. The reigning state indoor shot put champ, Anglin-Stone is preparing for the spring track season. Congratulations Aston!!!

    Kiana Renee Redd has been selected to serve as Page in the NC Senate. Redd is the daughter of Siechieh and Kendra Redd of Garner. She was sponsored by State Senator Vernon Malone.

    Braves reliever Wil MedlinWil Medlin ('08) picks up the save in Chowan's 17-14 win over Fairmont State. Medlin has two saves for the Chowan Hawks and 3 K's in 3.1 innings pitched for the 8-3 Braves.

    Trojans Josh Perry
    Senior Josh Perry has been named Trojan Athlete of the week by The Garner News for Feb. 23rd. Congratulations Josh!!

    Silver medalist GMHS Roller Hockey TeamCongratulations to the GMHS Roller Hockey Team for their silver medal finish in the Division 28 CSHL Tournament. Team members were Sean Hennessey (tournament MVP), Preston Williams, Carlton Timberlake, Jonathan Newkirk, Alex Lambert, Dylan Quick, and Lawrence Regittki. The team is coached by Mr. Siemering. Great job Trojans!!

    Sophomore NaTasha Thompson received the Gus. A. Witherspoon Community Leader Award on Feb. 8th from the Raleigh/Wake National Pan-Hellenic Council for her community service work. Congratulations NaTasha!!

    Congratulations to Trey Scarborough, Cody Wilson, and Dylan Castora selected for the Triangle Brass Band ensemble. They performed at Meymandi Concert Hall Sunday Feb. 8th and were directed by our esteem GMHS Director Mr. Caldwell. Scarborough and Castora were selected first chair solo cornet and Wilson first chair percussionist. Congratulations to Mr. Caldwell and his star performers!!

    Campbell's Blake Lowry
    Junior Blake Lowry ('06) expects to contribute as both a solid option at first base and as a powerful addition at designated hitter for the Campbell Camels. Lowry appeared in eight games as a sophomore with twelve at-bats. Campbell opens their season Friday, Feb. 20th with a home DH against NC A&T.

    Trojan alums, Chris Culliver ('07), Cedric Snead ('07) and Reggie Bowens ('08) and their USC Gamecocks will be coming home to face the NC State Wolfpack Thursday, September 3 in a game to be televised by ESPN. The ACC announced their 2009 schedule Feb. 12th.

    GMHS swim Captain Melinda Squires Senior swim captain Melinda Squires was named Trojan Athlete of the Week by The Garner News for Jan. 28th. Congratulations Melinda!

    Sophomore Connor Torruella was named Trojan Athlete of the Week by the Garner News for Jan. 21st. Congratulations Connor!!

    Dr. Dorsey Edmundson ('83) is the psychological program manager at Caledonia Correctional Institute in Tillery, NC. Edmundson oversees the mental health programs for five NC prisons and has completed his first book, titled "The Mirror of Christ" released Jan.20th (order online).

    Senior Brennan Kroll was named Trojan Athlete of the Week by the Garner News for the week of Jan. 14th. Congratulations Brennan!!

    The Cheerleaders are (left to right): First Row:  Deja McGill; Rocki Griffin; Kristen Gill; Laura Marks-Moscarini; Jasmyn Moses; Coach Ashley Castles; Camera Smith; Renai Bennett; Bria Riggs; Berline Gemeille; Back Row:  Shelby Castles; Jessica Shore; Rachel Hall; Kristen Poole, Not Pictured: Coach Patricia Worthington and Coach Lindsay Anderson
    Congratulations to the EGMMS cheerleaders who placed 2nd in the Champion All School Cheer and Dance competition at Broughton High School on Dec. 10. The girls also brought home the “Award of Excellence” for the Middle School Division.

    Congratulations to the following students were selected to participate in the Central District All-District Band: Dylan Castora, Samantha Proctor, and Trey Scarborough on Jan. 10th. This district includes Orange, Durham, Wake, and Guilford counties.

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    Girls basketball information meeting Thursday

    There will be a meeting on April 16th for any girls interested in participating on the 2009-'10 basketball team next year in room 106 at 2:30PM. If you are unable to attend please see Coach Mays or Coach Ellerbe.

    Lady Trojans edge the Hawks

    Nadia Jeffries scores on a Christie Wright sacrifice fly in the first inning and the lone run holds up as the Trojans down Holly Springs 1-0. A genuine pitchers duel with both teams getting just three hits each. Garner is 11-1 for the season and undefeated in the GNRC at 6-0. Wright's 11th win leads the NCHSAA 4A this season:

    GAR100 000 0--131
    HS000 000 0 --030
    WP- Wright (11-1) LP--Nunn
    Garner Hitters: Scottie Powell 1-4, Kimmie Stewart 1-2, Christie Wright 1-3 RBI
    Holly Springs Hitters: Nunn 1-3, Snidemiller 1-1, 3B; Kemp 1-3

    JV Trojans rally for win at Holly Springs
    The Lady Trojan JV softball team came from behind again to defeat the Lady Hawks JV team from Holly Springs 5-3. Garner scored 4 runs in the 7th inning after being down 3-1 and ended the game with their second double play to end the game. Garner similarly overcame a large deficit to defeat Holly Springs in Garner earlier in the season. Mary Royal pitched a complete game 3-hitter, with 4 strikeouts and no walks. The Trojans are 7-2-1 on the season:
    GAR100 000 4--582
    HS201 000 0 --330
    WP - Royal (7-2) LP - Daves
    Garner Hitters: Amber Robb 2-3, Mary Royal 1-1, Amber Kirkland 2-4

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    Trojans baseball falls at Holly Springs

    The Trojans offense can muster only one run in the 8-1 loss at Holly Springs. Ricardo Martin has two of the Trojans five hits as they fall to 7-8 on the season:

    GAR000 100 0--152
    HS000 062 0 --891
    W--J.Manning. L--J.Baker (2-4)
    Leading hitters: GAR--Ricky Martin 2-3. HLY--E.Nunn 2-3; C.Rodon 2-4.

    JV Trojans end in tie
    The JV game at Holly Springs was called with the score 6-6. Will Norris went 2-for-3 and Scotty McCreery went 1-for-2.

    TrojanVision is on the air!!

    Be sure to check out the Daily Video Announcements courtesy of TrojanVision (updates are posted after recording, approximately 1PM each day). Coach Boyette and the students are providing a quality informational video each school day. Great work by the TrojanVision students!!!

    Trojan fans are encouraged to send in team info. Your Trojan Club (and your Palladium yearbook staff) very much want to recognize every student athlete and team. Students, parents or supporters can email scores or info (pictures welcomed.) to The Trojan Club at your convenience. Scores, including "in game" updates can be texted to 9192643058. We post what we get!!

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    GMHS Prom is May 15th

    The 2009 GMHS Prom will be held at the Raleigh Marriott City Center (the new downtown Marriott by the Convention Center) on Friday, May 15th from 8:00 pm until midnight. Tickets are on sale after school: $45 per student and $80 per couple. More information can be found on the school's website.

    Triangle Rattlers to hold tryout

    Triangle Rattlers Semi-Professional Football Team is currently seeking athletes who are graduating this spring, or have graduated, from high school or college, and are interested in learning the world of Professional Football. A combine will be held April 26th from 10AM to noon at Lowes Grove Middle 4418 Alston Ave. in Durham. Each player should be at least 18 years old and have some varsity experience. They need to bring a bottled water, cleats, and their "A-game". Contact recruitment coordinator Andrew Lee or 919-585-3038 for more information.

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    Brown's homer leads the Trojans past Fuquay.

    Hunter Brown slams a two-run homer in the eighth inning as Garner wins at Fuquay 4-2 in the Spring Break Tournament. Brown picks up the win in relief of starter Matt Powell, to even his record at 1-1. Powell goes five innings, allowing just 4 hits and two runs before Brown finishes up. Jeremy Conyers continues his hot hitting with a homer, second of the tourney. Brown's homer was his second of the season. The Trojans even their record to 7-7 for the season:

    GAR-- 440
    FV-- 253
    WP--Hunter Brown (1-1) LP--
    Leading hitters: Hunter Brown, 1-4, HR, 2RBI; Jeremy Conyers HR
    Hunter Brown delivers in relief Jeremy Conyers goes DEEP

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    Trojans fall to Apex in second round of tournament

    The Trojans fall to the Cougars 5-2 in the second round of the Spring Break Tournament. Five Trojan errors lead to four unearned runs in the loss. Jacob Baker pitches 5 strong innings with 9 strikeouts and did not walk a batter. Drew Gay comes in for final 2 innings allowing no runs. Trojans could not get bats going with exception of Jeremy Conyers who homered and scored twice and stellar base running, stealing second and third and scoring on a bunt single in the first. Their next game is Saturday afternoon at 4PM at Fuquay:

    APX103 100 0--573
    GAR100 010 0 --255
    LP- Jacob Baker (2-3) WP-Holley
    Leading hitters: Jeremy Conyers, 1-4, HR
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    Trojans rally for win over Lee Co in Spring Break Tournament

    Paco Martin knocks in Pat Monahan and winning pitcher Philip Myrick in the bottom of the last inning for the 7-6 win over Lee County in the opening game of the Spring Break Tournament. The game played at W.Harnett sees the Trojans (6-6) rallying from 4 runs down and trailing by one as they come to bat in the 7th. Monahan leads off with a double, his third hit in as many at-bats and moves to third on Myrick's bunt single. Brett Bailey draws a walk to load the bases and set up Martin's game winning single off the left field wall. Myrick picks up the win with 4 innings of relief, his second win in a row for the Trojans, who advance to play Apex tomorrow night, 7PM at Trojan Park:

    LC-- 690
    GAR-- 7111
    W--Philip Myrick (2-2) LP-Thornton
    Leading hitters: Pat Monahan 3-3, 2B; Paco Martin GW RBI (2)

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    JV Trojans down the Cougars

    The JV Trojans finish off their Spring Break tournament with a 7-3 win over Apex. Matt Hawley gets his second win without a loss and Scotty McCreery finishes up in relief. CJ Schmitt cracks his 5th homer of the year during a 2-for-4 day. Colin Perry picks up three hits in four at-bats and Brett Bailey, Connor Torreulla, Hawley and McCreery pick up two hits each for the 8-3 Trojans.
    Josh Randle headed home Scotty McCreery leads off third Hot hitting CJ Schmitt digs in at the plate

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    JV Baseball splits tourney games

    Game one of the Spring Break tournament has the Trojans falling 8-2 to Western Harnett. Colin Perry went 3-for-4. Starter Wil Norris takes the loss, his first of the season (3-1). The Trojans prevail 18-7 over Pine Forest in game two. Scotty McCreery gets the win (1-0) with Matt Hawley pitching well in relief. Brett Walters goes 4-for-5 and Connor Torrulla 3-for-5 for the Trojans who are 7-3 on the season.

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    April 2nd golf results

    Team scores: Clayton 297, Holly Springs 310, Knightdale 312, West Johnston 343, East Wake 348, Smithfield-Selma 365, Garner 376, Southeast Raleigh 387.
    Medalist: Runion (CLY) 70
    CLY--Foriani 75, Matthews 76, Furr 76, HLY--Bass 74, Zurowski 77, Stone 78, Smith 81 KNI-- Denton 74, Muccio 74, Murray 79, Yoon 85. WJO-- Yoder 79, Hunnicutt 86, Morrow 88, Barker 90. EWK-- Jordan 84, Brannan 87, Madjar 88, Little 89. SSS--Sawrey 75, Piper 92, Andrews 98, Barnes 100. GAR--Stephenson 87, Blaylock 88, Ceyrolles 89, Pittman 122. SER-- Tate 88, Mitchell 93, Yamamoto 101, Jones 105.

    Tennis downs the Comets, win streak runs to 8!!

    The Trojans run their win streak to eight with the closely contested 5-4 GNRC win. Garner's #2 and #3 doubles teams remain undefeated
    Garner 5 Clayton 4

    Singles: J. Smith (G) def. S. Hernandez (CLY) 6-3, 6-4R. Snider (CLY) def. P. Holmes (G) 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (7-0)A. Bennett (G) def. E. Winkler (CLY) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0Col. Postlethwait (CLY) def. P. Stephenson (G) 6-1, 6-4T. Cannada (CLY) def. C. Smith (G) 6-0, 6-3L. Tompkins (G) def. E. Lee (CLY) 1-6, 6-1, 6-3

    Doubles: S. Hernandez/E. Winkler (CLY) def. P. Holmes/P. Stephenson 8-1J. Smith/L. Tompkins (G) def. R. Snider/Cly. Postlethwait (CLY) 8-6A. Bennett/C. Smith (G) def. Col. Postlethwait/E. Lee (CLY) 8-5 Chris Sutton/Alex Bowling added a win in exhibition doubles.