Cross Country Has Another Great Showing

The Garner Cross Country team was back in action Wednesday afternoon at Lake Benson Park as they took on Southeast Raleigh, and Garner would have another great showing as the boys took home the win, while the girls ran another competitive match.

Mike Brown finished 2nd, Taylor Brunson 4th for the boys, while Michelle Bailey finished first for the girls.

The Garner boys team defeated Southeast Raleigh in a very close match. It was decided by the 6th place finishers: Garner 38 Southeast 42

The Garner girls fell short, but gave it a great effort!

Top Garner finishers boys: Mike Brown 17:45 and Taylor Brunson 17:57

Top Garner finishers girls: Michelle Bailey 19:56 and Mckenzie Bennett 25:41

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Soccer Downs Harnett Central

After playing a nip and tuck game the entire way, the Varsity Soccer team defeated Harnett Central 2-1 on the road Wednesday night.

Garner got a first half goal from Matt Wescoe to take a 1-0 lead. Harnett Central also got a goal in the opening half, to tie the game at one. However, the Trojans had several goals disallowed in the first half due to fouls that were called.

The two teams came out and played another very competitive half but Garner would get the go ahead goal on a Wescoe assist with 31 minutes to play to give Garner a lead they wouldn't relinquish as Garner defeated Harnett Central 2-1.

JV Trojans Fall to Harnett Central

The JV Trojans played another very competitive match, but in the end Harnett Central would rally to defeat Garner 3-2.

Garner had a lead late in the game however, Harnett Central was awarded a Penalty Kick and would win the game 3-2. Garner got goals from Alex Lambert and Alex Shorsher, but it wasn't enough as Garner fell 3-2.

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Volleyball Downs Comets 3 Games to 1

The Lady Trojans continued their hot play inside the Greater Neuse River Conference on Tuesday night as they raised money for Breast Cancer Awareness. After winning the first game of the match 25-17, Garner dropped their only game of the match 23-25.

Garner would quickly rebound in game three with a 25-21 win before closing out the match with a 25-22 win. Garner took the match 3 games to 1.

Another great night for the Lady Trojans as they started a new conference winning streak after falling to Harnett Central and Monday night falling at Enloe 3 games to none.

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Homecoming Carnival Coming Friday

Friday following the Homecoming Parade, their will be the first annual Homecoming Carnival behind the softball field on the Campus of GMHS.

There will be a $5 admission charge for the inflatable games which include: Giant Slides, Obstacle courses, moonwalks, Basketball Challenge, Whirley Bird Rides and a Corn Hole Tournament.

Concessions will also be available. The Carnival is open until 7:00 and is for all ages. Also there will be a silent auction to benefit the Basketball Team.

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Homecoming Schedule Announced for This Week

Today marks the beginning of Homecoming 2009 with this years theme as "Trojan Pride; Some Things Never Change." After a great start to the week today, the rest of the week has many of great things planned here is a brief view of what to look for this week at GMHS:

Tuesday - Wacky-Tacky/Super Hero Day (Volleyball and Golf Recognition Day)

After School:
Jr. Olympics -- 3:00 - 4:00

Float Building -- 4:00 - 8:00

Wednesday - Class Color Day (Tennis Recognition Day)

After School:
Power Puff Football Game -- 6:00 - 8:00 (Admission is $3)

Float Building -- 2:30 - 6

Thursday - Decade Day (Cross Country Recognition Day)

After School:
Float Building -- 2:30 - 8:00

Friday - Blue/Gold Day (Football/Cheerleaders Recognition Day)

Pep Rally in Trojan Stadium during 4th Block

After School:
Parade - 4:00 (Saint Mary's Church to GMHS)

Carnival behind softball field -- 4:00 - 7:00

Football Game -- 7:30

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Soccer Ties East Wake

The Varsity Soccer team returned home on Monday night as they took on the East Wake Warriors who came into play as the top team in the Greater Neuse River Conference. The Trojans held their own in the first half as they played to a scoreless tie going to halftime.

However, before the second half could begin a storm came up and as lighting was spotted, the officials halted play for 30 minutes, but the lightning never stopped and after some confusion the game was called and according to the NCHSAA rule book, if a game reaches halftime and can not be finished, it is counted as an official game. Meaning the game ends in a 0-0 tie.

JV Falls to Warriors

The JV Trojans played a scoreless first half and just missed a goal in the waining moments of the first half. In the second period of play, East Wake was able to get a Penalty kick and score and the Warriors also scored later in the half to defeat the JV Trojans 2-0.

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Baseball to Hold Yard Sale Fundraiser

The Baseball program will be holding a yard sale THIS Saturday from 7 am until Noon in the lot across from the State Employees Credit Union on Vandora Springs Road.

Their will be tons of clothes, electronics, shoes, books, dvds, tools, furniture, appliances, and much more. All the proceeds from the yard sale will benefit the Garner Baseball program.

If you have questions or need more information, contact Coach Goffena at

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Garner Wins Thriller on Final Play to Down Comets


If you like smash mouth football, Thursday night was for you. Garner and Clayton played a typical game as both teams lined up in the I-Formation and pounded the football, but Garner would eventually come out on top in one of the best finishes in High School Football.

After playing a scoreless first quarter, both teams got on the board in the second stanza of the game. However, Clayton stuck first on the Trojan defense as Montrelle Sanders rumbled around the left side for the touchdown the PAT was good and the Comets led 7-0.

But Garner wasted little time getting on the board as Freshman Lemond Johnson went under center for the Trojans and after making a few big runs, he would eventually fake the hand off to the running back and flash 86 yards down the sideline to the the game at 7 which would be the halftime score.

The third quarter was more of the same as both teams defense would not give an inch and going to the fourth quarter, the game was tied at seven. Clayton held the ball for the first six minutes of the games final quarter and would convert three separate first downs before quarterback, Mat Reid went in from one yard out to give Clayton a 13-7 lead. The Comets then brought Eric Winkler on to try the PAT, and coming into the kick, Winkler was a perfect 11 for 11 on extra points but this would be his first miss of the season as the kick sailed wide left and Garner still had life.

Garner began their next drive at the Trojan 30 yard line with 1:47 left in the game. Senior quarterback, Cody Woodall then began moving the ball down the field, but it looked like a repeat of last week with Garner facing a third down and ten from midfield, but Woodall found Juwan Moye who picked up the first down, Garner would nickle and dime the ball down field, but was facing a fourth down and one from the Comet 7 yard line with just two seconds left.

So it all came down to one play as Woodall dropped back to pass he looked over the middle and found Brian Watkins in the middle of the end zone who hauled in the low pass and the Trojans had tied the game at 13 with no time on the clock.

Garner then brought on Connor Torruella with no time on the clock to attempt the kick that would win the game for Garner, after a great snap from Alec Hulmes, Torruella's kick sailed through the uprights and Garner defeated Clayton 14-13 to improve to 1-1 in the Conference and 3-3 overall.

It was also a milestone night for the Garner Football Program as Head Coach Nelson Smith picked up his 100th career win and it was also the 200th win for the Program since 1990.

Garner will return home next Friday night as they welcome the Knightdale Knights to town for Homecoming 2009.

JV Trojans Run Past Comets to Stay Perfect

The JV Trojans returned home on Wednesday night as they welcomed the unbeaten Clayton Comets to Trojan Stadium, and after each team turned the ball over on their opening possession, the Trojans found their stride.

On the second Garner possession of the game, they were facing a 1st down from the Comet 38 yard line, and Tyler Hinton took it to the house for a touchdown and it was 7-0 Garner with 3:55 to play in the opening quarter.

On the ensuing Clayton possession, the Comets were moving the ball down field when Garner caused a fumble which was picked up by Tyree Chance and he returned it 46 yards to the house and after a missed PAT, it was 13-0 Garner.

After another Clayton fumble, Garner put together a seven play drive that spanned 60 yards with the big play being another 8 yard touchdown run from Tyler Hinton and just two minutes into the second quarter it was 20-0 Garner.

Clayton would finally get on the board after putting together a 12 play scoring drive that ended with a one yard touchdown run from Gary Richardson and it was 20-7 Trojans with 4:38 to play in the half.

However, the Trojans would again put points on the board with their second long scoring drive. Garner began the drive from their own 43 and used all three timeouts on the drive the big play of the drive was a when Garner was facing a second down and 12 and Vince Jeffries connected with Anthony Tucker for a 21 yard pass play down to the one yard line to set up the Tyler Hinton's third touchdown run of the night and on the PAT try, Garner converted the 2-pt conversion when Vince Jeffries found Hinton in the front of the end zone and it was 28-7 Garner going to the locker room.

The second half would be more of the same as Clayton couldn't do anything on their first drive of the second half but Garner quickly capitalized with a 34-yard touchdown pass from Vince Jeffries to Anthony Tucker and just 6 minutes into the second half,the Trojans had a 35-7 lead.

Clayton scored back to back touchdowns to make the game close at 35-21, but Garner would answer with another time consuming scoring drive. Carrington Austin found pay dirt from seven yards out to cap the drive and make it 42-21 Trojans.

The Comets added a late touchdown to make the score 42-28 which would be the final as the JV Trojans remain undefeated and will travel to Knightdale next Thursday night at 7:00

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Soccer Loses Overtime Contest with Spartans

Coming off a win over Knightdale in their last game, the Varsity soccer team returned to action on Monday night as they traveled to Smithfield-Selma to take on the Spartans.

The first half was low scoring and at the end of the first half of football, Garner was up 1-0. The second half would be back and forth as SSS played behind for most of the second half as Garner took a 3-2 lead with goals by Matt Wescoe, Mat Murra and Kyle Tobin.

Garner would get another goal to go up by two at 4-2 as Wescoe banged home a corner kick. Matt Wescoe added his third goal of the game for a hat trick with 9 minutes left to make it 5-2 Trojans, but that's when the Spartans began on the comeback trail as they scored two very quick goals to make it 5-4 with 8 minutes to play and would later tie the game at five and send the game into overtime.

Garner struck first in the overtime with seven minutes left to take a one goal lead at 6-5 however, the Trojan defense tired and SSS scored on a indirect PK as the ball hit the off a Garner player, then hit the cross bar and off the back of a Trojan and into the net to tie the game.

Following the tough luck goal, SSS score two more goals to defeat Garner 8-6 in overtime. Garner will be back on the road Wednesday when the travel to Southeast Raleigh at 6:30.

Scoring Summary:

Goals: M. Wescoe 3, M. Murrah 1, K. Tobin 1, P. Cobix-Lara 1
Assists: M. Wescoe 2, Cobix-Lara 1, M. Nyutu 1, J. Ortiz 1

JV Soccer Gets Win

The JV Soccer team picked up their second win of the season as they blanked SSS 4-0 on Monday night. The Garner charge was led by Alex Lambert who light up the Spartans to the tune of three goals as Garner defeated SSS 4-0.

The JV Trojans are back on the road Wednesday at Southeast Raleigh at 4:30

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Trojans lose Heart Breaker to Wildcats


Garner took a 14-3 lead to halftime with out the benefit of a offensive touchdown as the Trojans got a fumble recovery from Brandon Parks that went for a touchdown and after a blocked punt, Isiah Moore scored to make it 14-3 Garner at the half.

In the second half, both teams were plagued by flag after flag, but the big run of the the second half came from Demetrius Fairley who rumbled 90-yards for the touchdown and Garner was up 21-16.

However, West Johnston used a no huddle offense late in the fourth quarter and got a break as Patrick Crocker was being sacked but pitched it to CJ Fredrick just in time as Fredrick reversed fields and eluded several Trojan defenders as he ran 21 yards down to the one yard line to set up the eventual Game Winning Touchdown.

Garner had one final chance and after crossing into Wildcat territory, Garner couldn't advance the ball as Cody Woodall's hail mary pass was incomplete and West Johnston defeated Garner by the 22-21 score for the second consecutive year.

The Trojans will return to action on THURSDAY night when they travel to Clayton for a 7:30 kick-off.

JV Trojans Roll to Another Win

The JV Trojans hit the road on Thursday night as they traveled to West Johnston to take on the Wildcats in the Conference Opener, and the JV Trojan picked up right where they left off last year in the GNRC as they defeated West Johnston 26-18 on a soggy night in Benson.

With the win, Garner remains undefeated at 4-0 on the season. The JV Trojans will be back in action next WEDNESDAY when they host Clayton at 7:00 at Trojan Stadium.

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Cross Country Back in Action

Final scores were:
Boys: Garner 24 Knightdale 56,
Girls: Garner 20 Knightdale DQ

Michelle Bailey was the fourth runner to cross the finish line!

Highlights include:
Congratulations Trojans!
Both the Boys and the Girls defeated Knightdale at the meet.

Top 3 boys were:
Michael Roberts-Brown 17:57 (1st overall)
Taylor Brunson 18:31 (3rd overall)
Matt Markham 20:47 (5th overall)

Our top 3 girls were:
Michelle Bailey 20:07 (1st overall)
Gabi' Dugal 23:57 (2nd overall)
McKenzie Bennett 25:40 (4th overall)

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Volleyball Stays Perfect in Conference

The Garner Volleyball team has been on a roll since beginning Conference play, as Garner has yet to drop a contest inside the Greater Neuse River Conference and the match on Wednesday would be no different as Garner swept East Wake 3 games to 1.

Garner won game one 25-14, and game two 25-20. However, the Trojans dropped the third game of the match 23-25. But they rebounded quickly to defeat East Wake in game four of the match 25-16.

With the win Garner is now 6-0 in the Conference and will return to action next week.


The JV Lady Trojans also picked up a win on Wednesday as they won the game two games to none, 25-17 and 25-14. With the win, the JV team is 5-1 in the conference as is playing well just like the Varsity team.

Tennis Downs Harnett Central

Garner 6, Harnett Central 3

V. Chriscoe (HC) def. C. Nickalson (G) 7-5, 7-6 (7-2)
Ellen Chalk (G) def. N. Moniz (HC) 6-3, 6-3
S. Stewart (HC) def. E. Coln (G) 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 10-8
K. Fish (HC) def. A. Ruiz (G) 6-4, 6-0
M. Stewart (G) def. D. Ruiz (HC) 6-0, 6-0
C. Walton (G) def. O. Gregory (HC) 6-0, 6-1

C. Nickalson/E.Chalk (G) def. V. Chriscoe/N. Moniz (HC) 8-5
E. Coln/C. Walton (G) def. S. Stewart/K. Fish (HC) 8-6
A. Ruiz/M. Stewart (G) def. D. Ruiz/C. Jones (HC) 8-0

Bria Goggins added a win in exhibition singles and Rebecca Willis/Diamond Grissett added a win in exhibition doubles.

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Soccer Breaks out in Big Way Against Knightdale

After having a rough go of it in the early part of the season, the Varsity soccer team got in the win column on Wednesday night as they defeated Knightdale 7-1. Garner got four first half goals as Matt Wescoe, Connor Torruella, and Chase Morgan all scored for the Trojans.

Garner would add three goals in the second half to take the 7-1 win over the Knights.

Here is a complete scoring summary for Garner:
M. Wescoe 2
J. Ortiz 2
M. Murrah 1
C. Torruella 1
Chase Morgan 1

M. Wescoe 2
A. Carbajal 1
J. Ortiz 1

The JV Team also picked up their first win of the '09 season with a 2-0 win over Knightdale. The JV Trojans got their two goals off the foot of Alex Lambert.

A great night for the Trojan Soccer Teams!

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Tennis Falls to East Wake

East Wake 6, Garner 3

A. Beaver (EW) def. C. Nickalson (G) 6-0, 6-1
M. Piner (EW) def. E. Chalk (G) 6-2, 6-3
N. Duke (EW) def. A. Ruiz (G) 6-0, 6-0
A. Williford (EW) def. M. Stewart (G) 6-3, 5-7, 10-6
K. King (G) def. E. Cannon (EW) 6-3, 3-6, 13-11
C. Walton (G) def. M. Moseley (EW) 6-4, 6-1

A. Beaver/N. Duke (EW) def. C. Nickalson/E. Chalk (G) 8-2
M. Piner/A. Williford (EW) def. E. Coln/ K. King (G) 8-1
A. Ruiz/M. Stewart (G) def. E. Cannon/M. Moseley (EW) 8-3

Rebecca Willis/Veronica Velasquez, Lily Sintim/Diamond Grissett and Courtney Walton/Taylor Vess added wins in exhibition doubles.

Garner is back in action today at 4:00 when they travel to Harnett Central.

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Volleyball Out Duels Bulldogs

The Volleyball teams were back in action on Tuesday night as they hosted arch rival Southeast Raleigh in another key clash of Greater Neuse River Conference foes. Garner came into play Tuesday with a unblemished conference record and would have to work hard to keep their record that way.

The two teams split the first two games of the match with Garner winning game one 26-24 and Southeast winning game two 21-25.

After the Bulldogs won game three of the match, 23-25, the Lady Trojans rebounded to win the final two games 25-23 and 16-14, to take the match 3 games to 2.

Garner remains undefeated in Conference play and is back in action TONIGHT at home as they host East Wake. JV game begins at 4:30 followed by the Varsity at 5:30.

JV Demolishes Bulldogs

The JV team has come on of late as they too have played very well inside the GNRC dropping just one match and Tuesday would go almost perfect for Coach Siemering's club as Garner de-clawed the Bulldogs in just two games.

Garner took game one of the match 25-12 and then capped off their night with at 25-9 win in game two.

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Soccer Falls in Overtime

The Varsity Soccer team took a 2-0 lead into the locker room at halftime on Monday at Clayton. Both Trojan goals came from Matt Wescoe who scored the first goal on a Penalty Kick early after a elbow to the back of the head in the box. the Other goal was a free kick from 35 yards out with just 40 seconds to play in the half.

Clayton got a goal early in the second half, and would score again to tie the game at two all and send the game into overtime. In the extra session the two teams played a very physical period but Clayton would get the only goal and take the win 3-2.

Both JV and Varsity are home on Wednesday aganist Knightdale.

**JV soccer fell to Clayton 1-0.

Updated Tennis Results

Knightdale 7
Garner 2

E. White (K) def. C. Nickalson (G) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
M. Nelson (K) def. E. Chalk (G) 6-3, 6-2
J. Womble (K) def. E. Coln (G) 7-6 (10-8), 6-2
P. Peterson (K) def. A. Ruiz (G) 6-3, 6-1
M. Stewart (G) def. C. Harmon (K) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
K. King (G) def. L. Ellison (K) 6-2, 6-1

E. White/P. Peterson (K) def. C.Nickalson/E. Chalk (G) 9-7
M. Nelson/J. Womble (K) def. E. Coln/C. Walton (G) 8-3
L. Ellison/A. Adams (K) def. A. Ruiz/M. Stewart (G) 8-4

Garner 5
Southeast Raleigh 4

J. McNulty (SER) def. C. Nickalson (G) 6-3, 6-2
E. Chalk (G) def. J. Craven (SER) 6-4, 6-0
E. Warren (SER) def. E. Coln (G) 6-4, 6-4
C. Martin (SER) def. A. Ruiz (G) 7-5, 6-2
M. Stewart (G) def. J. Martin (SER) 6-4, 6-2
K. King (G) def. S. Carroway (SER) 6-1, 6-0

C. Nickalson/E. Chalk (G) def. J. Craven/E. Warren (SER) 8-2
J. McNulty/C. Martin (SER) def. E. Coln/C. Walton (G) 8-2
A. Ruiz/M. Stewart (G) def. J. Martin/S. Carroway (SER) 8-0

Rebecca Willis and Veronica Velasquez added a win in exhibition doubles.
Smithfield-Selma 5
Garner 4

O. Juarez (SSS) def. C. Nickalson (G) 6-0, 6-0
V. Esquerra (SSS) def. E. Chalk (G) 6-0, 6-0
C. Tobin (SSS) def. E. Coln (G) 4-6, 6-2, 11-9
A. Ruiz (G) def. O. Stevens (SSS) 6-4, 4-6, 9-7
M. Stewart (G) def. M. Barnes (SSS) 6-1, 6-2
K. King (G) def. A. Howell (SSS) 6-1, 6-4

O. Juarez/V. Esquerra (SSS) def. C. Nickalson/E. Chalk (G) 8-2
C. Tobin/O. Stevens (SSS) def. E. Coln/C. Walton (G) 8-1
A. Ruiz/M. Stewart (G) def. M. Barnes/E. Ijames (SSS) 8-3

Beverly McLaughlin/Bria Goggins and Michelle Roth/Lauren Badey added wins in exhibition doubles and Lily Sintim added a win in exhibition singles.

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Dugal Stays Hot for the Lady Wolfpack

Former Trojan Soccer Star, Paige Dugal ('08) has been on fire for the N.C. State soccer team this season and that trend continued on Sunday. Following a tie with East Carolina earlier in the weekend, the Pack took on Elon 2-0 with Dugal scoring the second goal for the Lady Wolfpack.

Dugal is second on the team in goals, with five, one off the lead. She also has 2 assists to compliment her scoring accomplishments and has 12 points on the year which is also one off the pace for the team lead.

Great job Paige! Keep continuing the Garner Winning Tradition!

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Trojans Sink Pirates Ship


Since defeating Garner in 2006 in the Eastern Regional Final, Riverside has not defeated Garner, that trend would continue Friday night as Garner built a big first half lead then held on and stave off a Pirate rally to win the game 35-27.

On the first possession of the game, Riverside fumbled the ball away on their third play from scrimmage, Garner would quickly capitalize on the miscue as Jeremiah Davis went 35 yards into the end zone for the 7-0 Garner lead.

Following a Riverside punt on their next possession, Garner put together a long scoring drive with the big play begin a 41 yard pass play from Cody Woodall to Jeremiah Davis which led to a Cody Woodall passing touchdown to Brian M. Watkins, and the Trojans were up 14-0 to end the first quarter.

Midway through the second quarter, the Pirates put together a drive which lasted almost 9 minutes but only got a field goal and it was 14-3 Trojans.

Garner would then take over with just 1:52 to play in the half and two timeouts, that's when Woodall and the Trojans went to work. After back to back runs, Woodall connected on a 17 yard pass play to Davis that was followed by a 21 and 19 yards pass completions on consecutive plays for Garner and the drive was capped by a Jeremiah Davis five yard touchdown run to give Garner a 21-3 lead one they would hold until halftime.

The Trojans got the ball to begin the second half and wasted little time getting back on the board as Isiah Moore took the opening kick-off of the second half 89 yards for the Touchdown and it was 28-3 Garner.

Riverside would then begin to put together some drives together which led to a couple of scores as the Pirates would eventually cut the lead to seven points at 28-21 in the middle of the fourth quarter.

However, after Riverside cut the lead to seven, the Trojans marched the ball down the field on five plays and the drive was capped as James Skillern 20 yard touchdown run to give Garner a 35-21 lead which really put the game away.

On the final drive of the game, Riverside marched down the field as Garner was playing a very soft cover defense and the Pirates added a meaningless score for the final of 35-27.

Garner is now 2-2 on the season as they return home next week for the Conference opener against West Johnston, kick-off is slated for 7:30.

***The Trojan Sports Network Crew would like to say thank you to the Riverside Athletic Department for accommodating the broadcast crew tonight and allowing us to bring you Trojan Football.***

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JV Trojans Blast Pirates to Improve to 3-0

The JV football team returned home on Thursday night as they hosted the Riverside Pirates at Trojan Stadium. Riverside won the coin flip to start the game, but that would be about the only thing that would go right for the Pirates on Thursday night as Garner bombarded the Pirates 55-0.

Garner's scoring onslaught began on the opening drive as Garner rushed the ball down the field and facing a 2nd and 3 on the Pirate 38, Raevon Smith broke lose and went in for the score and the 7-0 Garner lead, as the first quarter would end with the same 7-0 score.

The Garner barrage really kicked into high gear in the second quarter as on the sixth play of Garner's 3rd drive, Trojan quarterback, Vince Jeffries connected with Damian Ellis in the back left corner of the end zone and with 10:22 left in the first half, Garner led 13-0 as the point after was no good. On the ensuing Riverside possession, Pirate quarterback, Lane Garrett fired a pass down field that was complete, but to the wrong team as Tyree Chance came away with the interception.

Garner would take over with a short field and very slowly and methodically march the ball down field with six straight running plays and on the sixth play of the drive, Tyler Hinton rumbled in from two yards out and Garner would proceed to try for a two point conversion and convert as Jefferies ran it in on the quarterback keeper and Garner had a 21-0 lead.

The Trojans would add one more first half score when Raevon Smith scored from 27 yards out to make it 27-0 at halftime.

Riverside began the second half with the football, but went three and out and the Trojans took over at the Pirate 48 yard line and on the first play of the drive, Tyler Hinton scampered 52 yards for the score and the 34-0 Trojan lead.

On the next Riverside possession, Garrett would be picked again, this time by Joshua Bullock which led to another Garner Touchdown as Hinton scored from eight yards and it was quickly 40-0 Garner.

After a couple of stalled drives by each team, Riverside punted it away to the Trojans, and on the return for Garner, Anthony Tucker fielded the kick and took it down the left side 96 yards for the touchdown to make it 47-0 which would be the scored after three complete quarters.

Garner would add another score midway through the games final stanza as Roy Miles scored on a quarterback keeper and Garner would hold on to win 55-0 over the Pirates improving to 3-0 for the season.

The JV team will be back in action next Thursday at 7:00 when they travel to West Johnston to take on the Wildcats.

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Soccer Falls to Wildcats

The Trojan Soccer team returned home on Wednesday night as they hosted West Johnston in the first Conference match of the 2009 season. The JV team began the night with at 4-0 loss to West Johnston.

In the Varsity game, the Trojans came out strong as Matt Wescoe scored on a PK to give Garner a 1-0 lead. The Wildcats tied the game up shortly after the Wescoe goal.

In half number two, the Trojans got a goal from Connor Torruella on a assist by Wescoe, but it wouldn't be enough as the Wildcats edged the Trojans 3-2.

Garner will be back in action on Monday, Sept. 14 when they travel to Clayton to take on the Comets. The JV game starts at 4:30 followed by the Varsity at 6:30.

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Trojan Netters Continue to Roll

The Volleyball team has been on a roll since beginning conference play last week. Last week, the Varsity Lady Trojans down Clayton 3 games to 1, while the JV team fell to the Comets 2 games to 1.

The Lady Trojans were back in action last night as they hosted Knightdale at Trojan Gym. After the JV team swept both games with Knightdale (25-17, 25-4) to take the match 2 games to none, the Varsity team continued their hot streak sweeping Knightdale 3 games to none (25-21, 25-19, 25-16).

With the win over Knightdale, the Lady Trojans are now 3-0 inside the Greater Neuse River Conference and will return to action on Thursday when they travel to SSS to take on the Spartans. The JV game will begin at 4:30 followed by the Varsity at 5:30.

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Trojans to Fall to Mustangs for the first Time


After a big 24-7 win over Broughton a week ago, the Trojans opened the home portion of their home schedule on Friday night as they welcomed, Middle Creek to town for a key intersectional match up.

Garner got the ball to begin the game and had to punt it away as the drive stalled. Middle Creek quickly went down field on their first possession on a 51 yard pass play on the Mustangs first play from scrimmage however, the Trojan defense didn't break forcing Middle Creek to try a field goal try which was no go from just 18 yards out.

The reminder of the first quarter would be a defensive battle, but Middle Creek broke through in the second quarter as Stephen Sladek scored on a 20-yard touchdown run to give the Mustangs a 7-0 lead. Middle Creek would score again on their next possession as Garrett Leatham fired in a touchdown pass and at halftime, Middle Creek was up 14-0.

But the Trojan defense came out on fire in the second half as on Middle Creek's first play of the second half, Davonte Atkinson intercepted the pass and put the Garner offense in business with a short field to work with. Cody Woodall and the Trojan offense marched down field and got on the board for the first time as James Skillern scored on a reverse play from just five yards out to cut the lead in half.

On Middle Creek's very next possession, the Mustangs fumbled it away and Garner got it at the Mustang 34, and Garner wasted very little time tying the score as on the third play of the drive, Demetrius Farley scored from 17 yards out to tie the game at 14.

The game would then turn into a defensive battle until Garner took the lead. Cody Woodall connected with Jeremiah Davis on a big 46 yard pass setting the Trojans up inside the Middle Creek 10 and on the next play Bryan M. Watkins found the end zone, however the PAT was no good and Garner had to settle for the 6 point lead.

That missed extra point would prove to be big as on the ensuing kick-off, Devonte King ran it back 79-yards for the score and Matt Frongello added the extra point to give Middle Creek a 21-20 lead.

Garner would have one more chance in the fourth quarter as they put together a long drive, but came up empty when the Trojans tried to kick a field goal, but the 25 yard try was no good and Middle Creek took over and Garner couldn't find any more offense and so in a great defensive effort, Garner fell to Middle Creek 21-20.

The loss to Middle Creek was the first time that the Mustangs had ever beaten the Trojans, Garner is now 1-2 on the season as they head on the road again next week as they travel to Durham Riverside for a 7:00 kick-off from Lenny Wrenn Stadium.

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JV Football Blast Mustangs

The JV Football team hit the road for the first time in 2009 on Wednesday night as they traveled to Middle Creek High School to take on the Mustangs.

The contest was played on Wednesday due to to Middle Creek having open house on Thursday night, but it didn't matter what night they played on, the Trojans dominated Middle Creek from the opening kickoff en route to a 34-0 blasting of the Mustangs.

Garner's win move them to 2-0 on the young season as they return home next Thursday night at 7:00 when they host Riverside at Trojan Stadium.

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Lady Trojan Tennis Back on the Court

The Lady Trojan Tennis team has started their season and Coach Walls is looking forward to another very successful season. Garner has already started the season and coming into play on Wednesday night, Garner was 1-2 overall and 1-1 inside Greater Neuse River Conference Play.

Listed Below are the results from the first three matches. Also, for a complete roster, please visit the Women's Tennis page at the right of your screen.

2009 Women’s Tennis Scores

Millbrook 9
Garner 0

E. White (M) def. C. Nickalson (G) 6-1, 6-0
C. Brown (M) def. E. Chalk (G) 6-0, 6-0
M. Eldridge (M) def. E. Coln (G) 6-1, 6-0
A. Adcroft (M) def. A. Ruiz (G) 6-1, 6-1
C. Weber (M) def. M. Stewart (G) 6-0, 6-1
T. Crain (M) def. K. King (G) 6-0, 6-1
White/Adcroft (M) def. Nickalson/Chalk (G) 8-0
Brown/Weber (M) def. Coln/C. Walton (G) 8-0
Eldridge/Moses (M) def. Ruiz/Stewart (G) 8-2
West Johnston 3
Garner 6
B. Shearin (WJ) def. C. NIckalson (G) 7-5, 6-4
G. Langdon (WJ) def. E. Coln (G) 6-4, 6-2
A. Ruiz (G) def. A. Ennis (WJ) 6-4, 7-5
M. Stewart (G) def. A. Ahearn (WJ) 6-2, 6-2
K. King (G) def. A. Powers (WJ) 6-4, 6-3
C. Walton (G) def. M. Pullium (WJ) 6-2, 0-6, 6-2
Nickalson/Coln (G) def. Shearin/Ahearn (WJ) 9-8 (8-6)
Langdon/Ennis (WJ) Ruiz/Stewart (G) 8-4
King/Walton (G) def. Powers/Pullium (WJ) 8-6

Beverly McLaughlin and Bria Goggins added an 8-6 win in exhibition doubles and Taylor Vess added an 8-5 win in exhibition singles.
Clayton 9
Garner 0

Z. Littman (C) def. C. Nickalson (G) 6-1, 6-2
K. Durham (C) def. E. Chalk (G) 6-3, 6-2
K. Edwards (C) def. A. Ruiz (G) 6-3, 6-2
P. Morrison (C) def. M. Stewart (G) 6-2, 6-3
H. Gostiger (C) def. K. King (G) 6-2, 6-0
J. Guha (C) def. C. Walton (G) 6-1, 6-3

Littman/Durham (C) def. Nickalson/Chalk (G) 8-1
Edwards/Morrison (C) def. Ruiz/Stewart (G) 8-2
Gostiger/Guha (C) def. King/Walton (G) 8-3

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Volleyball Sweeps Wildcats for First Win of 09

The Volleyball teams were back at home on Tuesday night as they hosted West Johnston for the first Greater Neuse River Conference match of the year.

The Varsity Volleyball team dropped the first set of the match, 25-16 to the Wildcats but rallied to win the next three games, 25-11, 25-16, 28-26, which gave the Trojans the 3 games to 1 win.

Garner's victory was the first of 2009 as they improve to 1-0 in the Conference.

JV Also Winners

The JV Volleyball team preceded the Varsity with their first win of 2009 as they swept the Wildcats 2 games to none winning game one, 25-5 and game two 25-15.

Both teams are back in action on Thursday at Clayton, the JV game will begin at 4:30 and the Varsity will follow at 5:30

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