Covington Signs with Wake Tech

Lady Trojan star Alex Covington signed her National Letter of Intent with Wake Tech earlier this month.

Covington, a 2009 graduate of GMHS will be part of the inaugural Women's Basketball Team at Wake Tech. The fact that she will be part of a new program was a big factor for Covington.

She was joined by her mother, Garner AD Doc Harrell, and Head Women's Basketball Coach Hardrick Mays during her signing.

Congratulations Alex on continuing Garner's Winning Tradition.

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Trojan Club Looking for Sponsors

If you or your business are looking to advertise, please consider the Premier Athletic Program in Wake County...The Garner Trojan Club.

The Trojan Club is looking for sponsors for the 2009-2010 school year and have many different levels of sponsorship for any company looking to advertise. Also, the Trojan Sports Network is also looking for sponsors for the 2009-2010 school year.

All donations are tax deductible, for more information, send a email to and someone will get back to you very soon about sponsorship.

Thank you for your support of The Garner Trojan Club. Remember, without you, the Trojan Club could not do what we do and High School athletics would not be possible.

Again, thank you for your contribution.

Fall Sports Try Outs Coming

Any Student interested in trying out for a fall sport should show up and the appointed time for the particular sport listed below.

You MUST have a physical on file with Coach Guerrero, you can email hit at If you have any questions about a physical.

Saturday August 1, 2009
8:00 am

Cross Country
Monday August 3, 2009
8:00 am in the Main Gym

Monday August 3, 2009
10:00 am in the Main Gym

Monday August 3, 2009
9:00 am

Monday August 3, 2009
9:00 am

Women Golf
Monday August 3, 2009
at Eagle Ridge 8:00 am

Women Tennis
Monday August 3, 2009
Time to be determined

Powell No-Hits Knights, but Trojans Still Lose


It was very simple for the Trojans as they entered play on Monday night. Beat Knightdale, and they make the playoffs. Lose to the Knights and Clayton goes to the playoffs.

Things got off to a good start for the Trojans as CJ Schmitt was hit by the Micheal Green pitch. Schmitt would later steal second base and score on a Matt Powell RBI single to left.

Garner would keep the 1-0 lead as Powell was dominate keeping Knightdale off balance all night as he struck out four hitters through the first three innings.

Unfortunately, the Trojan defense found a speed bump in the bottom of the fourth as Reese Bridgers walked to start the inning and would later score on an error. The big key in the inning was a throwing error on a sacrifice bunt allowing Bridgers to score but also allowed Micheal Green to reach third. When the inning was over, the Trojans had given up three un-earned runs and found themselves down 3-1 going to the fifth inning.

In the top of the fifth, the Trojans were in need of a run to get some momentum back on their side, and Jesse Fisher provided that spark. Fisher walked then advanced to third base when Micheal Green over threw first base on a pick-off attempt and Fisher scored on a pass ball to cut the lead to one run at 3-2.

With Garner still trailing by the same 3-2 margin in the top of the seventh, it was do or die time and after Aquail Sanders led off the inning with a base hit to left, the Trojans tried to play some small ball as Jesse Fisher tried to bunt Sanders to second, but after Fisher took ball one, Sanders was caught in no man's land and was tagged out at first base.

Jackson Pleasant was the next man to hit and on the first pitch, Pleasant grounded to short which retired Fisher going to second base, and that would be the end of the Trojan rally as Schmitt struck out to end the game.

While Garner's 3-2 loss is painful, you have to give a big tip of the cap to Matt Powell who was un-hittable on this night as Powell pitched a 6 Innings and did not surrender a hit while walking only three men and striking out eight.

The Trojans finish the summer with a 9-5 record, and have a lot to look forward to in the spring.

GAR 2 2 2
KNI 3 0 1

Winning Pitcher: Micheal Green

Losing Pitcher: Matt Powell

JV Finishes on a Positive Note

After a lead off home run in the bottom of the first, Scotty McCreery settled down as the JV Trojans down Knightdale 11-2 in six innings.

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Jones Signs with Trojans

Jones Signs with Trojans.
Standing (L-R): Garner AD Doc Harrell, Garner Principal Drew Cook
Sitting (L-R): Jeff Jones, Jake Jones, Donna Jones

Jake Jones signed his National Letter of Intent on Friday morning to Pole Vault at Mount Olive in the fall. Jones holds the school record for Pole Vaulting as the broke the school record his junior year.

For more on Jake you can click HERE

Congratulations Jake for Continuing the Winning Tradition!!!

Trojans End Home Schedule One Win Shy of Summer Goal

Coming into the Summer Season, the Varsity Summer League Team set out to do something that they had never done, make the summer playoffs, and the Trojans were just two wins away of reaching that goal all they had to do was defeat Wake Forest on Thursday night then defeat Knightdale on the road Monday, but first things first, a win was needed in the final home game of the summer.

Jackson Pleasant got the start for the Trojans, and Pleasant was dominate on the bump for the Trojans, as after a first inning run, Pleasant would settle down and now allow a run over the final six innings.

Meanwhile, the Trojans were rolling at the plate. In the first, Jesse Fisher beat out a infield single and later scored on a RBI single from CJ Schmitt. But, the Trojans would wait until the second inning to bust the game open.

Alec Hulmes led off the inning with a double to left center followed by a Aquail Sanders single. Josh Randle followed Sanders with a single to plate Hulmes and give the Trojans a 2-1 lead. After a Will Norris RBI ground out, Jesse Fisher singled to right which scored Randle and the Trojans led 4-1.

After the Trojans added two more runs in the third inning, the scoring ended for the evening and it was pitching and defense which propelled the Trojans to another win over Wake Forest, which swept the season series with the Cougars and set up a huge match up on Monday night at Knightdale, with first pitch slated for 7:00. The Trojan Sports Network will be on the air at 6:50 on Monday night. If the Trojans can beat Knightdale, they will advance to the playoffs for the first time in Summer Baseball.

WF 1 6 3
GAR 6 14 1

Winning Pitcher: Jackson Pleasant

Losing Pitcher: Christian Williamson

If you would like more information on the standings and summer league you can visit the CCSL Web Site

JV Trojans Lose Last Home Game

The JV Trojans just couldn't find any offense against the Cougars on Thursday night as they fell 11-5. The best inning for the Trojans was the fifth inning when Garner scored four of their five runs.

The inning began with a Matt Hawley single, followed by a Jake Faucette double and a walk to Trever Lee loaded the bases. That brought up Taylor Stephens who tripled to the gap in left center field which cleared the bases. Stephens later scored on a wild pitch, but it would be too late for the Trojans as they fell 11-5.

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Trojans Rally to Sweep Season Series Over Spartans


Garner returned to action last night as they traveled to Sanderson High School to take the Spartans, the defending East Regional Champions, and for the Trojans, the game could not have started any better as they scored a first inning run as Jesse Fisher beat out a infield single and later scored on a RBI single from Brett Walters.

However, the lead would be short lived as Sanderson scored two runs in the bottom of the first off Trojan starter Jacob Baker. Sanderson's two runs were aided by three walks, a hit batter and a throwing error as they took the one run lead after one.

The score would stay the same as Garner dodged bullet after bullet as Sanderson loaded the bases in both the third and fourth but did not score. Baker would leave the game after loading the bases in the fourth and at the time he exited the game, Baker did not surrender a hit conversely he walked seven batter and hit two allowing two runs over his 3 2/3 Innings.

Garner managed to tie the game in the top of the fourth as Brett Bailey singled with one out, Bailey made it to third on a Brett Walters single and Bailey scored on a Alec Hulmes single.

Again, both teams would have several chances to score over the next three innings, but the game went to extra innings and in the eighth inning, the Trojans pushed two runs across. CJ Schmitt led off the inning with a double to left field and later advanced to third on a pass ball and following a walk to Brett Bailey, the Trojans were in business with runners and second and third and just one out.

Sanderson would then intentionally walk Matt Powell to load the bases, that's when Trojan Head Coach Trey Bailey pushed the envelope and called for Alec Hulmes to lay down a bunt as Garner used the squeeze play.

Hulmes bunted the ball right back to the pitcher Bryan Burke who flipped home, but his toss to the plate sailed over the catcher's head and the Trojans plated two runs and took a 4-2 lead. The Trojans would leave runners and second and third as the game went to the bottom of the eighth.

Matt Powell came out for his second inning of relief work and after getting the first out with ease, Powell ran into some trouble as he walked the bases loaded, and gave up a run on a ground out. With runners on second and third, Powell got the ground ball he needed as Ben Woodward sent a ground ball toward third and Aquail Sanders tagged out Jon King going to third to end the game as the Trojans escaped Sanderson with a 4-3 win.

Winning Pitcher: Matt Powell - 2 Innings, 0 Hits, 1 Run, 4 Walks, 1 Hit Batter, 3 Strikeouts

Losing Pitcher: Jon King - 1 Inning, 2 Hits, 2 Runs, 2 Walks, 1 Strikeout

GAR 4 11 2
SAN 3 1 1

JV Wins Again

The JV Team won again on Tuesday as they defeated Sanderson 5-3. The Trojans led most of the way, but had to hold off a late inning Sanderson rally to get the win.

Scheduling Note: The games on Thursday that was scheduled for Garner to play at Holly Spring has been changed and now Garner will BE AT HOME against Wake Forest. The JV Game will begin at 5 and the Varsity Game will follow at 7.

Congratulations: to Coach Goffena and his wife on the birth of their newest edition, Levi Goffena was born Tuesday night at 11:21pm. Both Mom are both doing great. The Baby was 7lb 0oz 21in. Again Congratulations to the Goffena family as we welcome the newest member of the Trojan Nation!

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Scrimmage Schedule Announced

The Varsity Football Team will have two scrimmage games this fall in preparation for the 2009 Season.

The Trojans will host Green Hope on August 13th at 9:00 a.m. then the next day, the Trojans will be back in action at Wake Forest-Rolesville in the Pigskin Kick-Off beginning at 8:00 p.m.

Also, Garner will have a 7 on 7 tomorrow (July 14) at Harnett Central at 8:00 am.

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Trojans Down Comets to Finsh Week at 2-1

After falling behind 2-1 to the Comets after 2 1/2 innings, the Trojans rallied to score four in the bottom of the third and never look back. CJ Schmitt set the tone for the Trojans in the fourth with a lead off solo home run which tied the score.

The four run third would be all Jackson Pleasant needed on the bump as he went the distance scattering seven hits to get the win for the Trojans.

But, Garner would not be content with just the two run lead as they contiuned to be aggresive at the plate and put up yet another four run inning in the fifth as they blast the Comets and split the summer series with Clayton with at 10-2 win.

JV Trojans Fall

The JV Trojans lose for just the second time this summer, both coming to the Comets as Clayton defeats to Trojans 6-1.

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Varsity Trojans Get Win. JV Trojans Tie


The Varsity Trojans scored six runs in the first two innings on Monday night but could not hold on as East Waked put seven runs on the board to take a one run lead.

However, the Trojans didn't help the cause as they left several runners on base, but East Wake committed 9 errors on the night as Garner defeated East Wake in come from behind fashion 9-7 on Monday night thanks to a two run single by Connor Torruella and outstanding relief from Bryan Woodard and Will Norris.

After Matt Powell had a rough outing, Woodard came in to pitch three scoreless innings and Norris got the two inning save for the Trojans who are now 6-4 on the year.

Due to the time limit, the JV Trojans tied East Wake 2-2.

Trojans Split With Bengals

After a win over Sanderson just two days before, the Trojans were back at home against Fuquay, but Garner just didn't get the breaks on Wednesday night as they fell 4-1 at Trojan Park.

Jackson Pleasant started for the Trojans and found the going to be a little rocky in the game's opening stanza. Pleasant gave up two first inning runs, one via wild pitch and another on an RBI fielder's choice from Collin Carver. But, the top of the first wasn't all bad for the Trojans as Jesse Fisher climbed the wall in left field to rob Harper Jones of a two-run home run.

However, the Trojans could not capitalize on the momentum as they managed to squander scoring chances in the 2nd a 4th and Garner could only manage just three hits through the first six innings and going to the bottom of the seventh, the Trojans were down 4-0.

But, give Garner credit, they did not quit as they continued to fight against Craig Mitchell the Bengal starter who had gone the distance going to the final at bat for the Trojans. With Garner down to their final strike, Alec Hulmes laced a single to left field to give the Trojans some life, that singled was followed by back to back walks which loaded and chased Mitchell from the game.

Fuquay brought in Zach Orrison and he was effectively wild for the Bengals as he walked Aquail Sanders to score Hulmes from third and keep the game going for Fisher who grounded out to first to end the game.

Garner will be back in action tomorrow at Clayton at 7:00.

Winning Pitcher: Craig Mitchell

Losing Pitcher: Jackson Pleasant

Save: Zach Orrison

JV Trojans Rally to Down Bengals

Until Wednesday, the JV Trojans had yet to play a close game, but that all changed on Wednesday as Garner found themselves in a tight one against Fuquay. Scotty McCreery got the ball for the Trojans and pitched very effective during his four innings of work giving up only two runs and leave the game with his team up 4-2.

But, again Fuquay would battle back to make it a one run game at 4-3. Then as good teams usually do, the Trojans responded in the fifth with a pair of runs. The big hits of the inning was a double by Carrington Austin and a RBI from Matt Hawley.

After an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth, Garner sent Brighton Hudson to try and collect the four inning save, unfortunately for the young man, he was unable to get the save as Fuquay found their offense and Garner had just enough to hold on as the Bengals scored three runs in the top of the seventh as the Trojans held on for a 7-6 win to stay among the ranks of the JV summer league.

Winning Pitcher: Scotty McCreery

Losing Pitcher: Perry Gray

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Trojan Fundrasier THIS SATURDAY!

The King and His Court Original Four Man (Fast pitch) Softball team will be at Trojan Field on Saturday night. The game will be a Fundraiser for the Trojan Club as the Four Man team will be playing community members and former Trojan Stars.

Tickets are now on sale for the 7:00 first pitch Saturday. The tickets are $5.00 and can by purchased from any Trojan Club member or at the gate. Again, First pitch is at 7:00 and the gates open at 6:00 on Saturday.

Bring the family out for a night of 100 mph fastballs zany comedy and your chance to win a 32 Inch TV.

Hope to see you Saturday!

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