Trojans Avenge Loss to Southern Durham with Blowout Win


Garner showed no signs of a Thanksgiving hangover on Saturday night as they came out of fire and defeated Southern Durham 77-56 at Southern Durham in the first annual Spartan Thanksgiving Classic.

The Trojans jumped out to a 27-20 lead after the first quarter as the Spartans couldn't keep up with the fast paced Trojan offense. The second quarter was more of the same as Garner kept building on their lead and Stephon Drane poured in 16 first half points to lead Garner to a 49-29 halftime lead.

While Garner had played an impressive first half, memories recalled the Spartans 22 point second half comeback over Garner in last season's second round state playoff game. However, there would be no second half comeback as Garner kept the pressure on as they got three third quarter three pointers from junior Donald Johnson as the Trojans built their lead to 61-44 after three.

In the end, Garner's depth was just too much for the Southern Durham team who only had ten players on their roster and Garner got every player some time on the floor as they cruised to a 77-56 win. Garner is now 1-1 on the season and will host Terry Sanford on Tuesday night at 7:30 at Trojan Gym.

Scoring: GARNER: S. Drane 23, D. Johnson 15, M. Koscielny 9, E. McClain 9, D. Dorsey 8,
J. McClain 6, G. Wilson 5, D. Anderson 4. S. Durham: J. Sanders 16, J. Hunter 13, A. Satterwhite 10, P. Jones 7, D. Jordan 6, E. Collins 5, K. Dores 2.

Girls Lose second game of the year

The Varsity Girls preceded the Boys game on Saturday night and the girls hung with the very talented Southern Durham team for the first half, however, in the third quarter, Southern Durham began to pull away as they defeated Garner by 20 points at 60-40.

The Girls will be in action on Tuesday night at 6:00 when they host Terry Sanford.

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Swim Team Starts Strong

Both the Men's and Women's Swim Team began the season strong last week in a four team meet in the new aquatic center at Smithfield-Selma High School.

Both teams finished first in their respective meets and will be back in action following the Thanksgiving break.

Congratulations to the Swim Team for a great start!

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Trojan Athletes Earn All Conference Honors

As the fall sports season has concluded several Trojan athletes have earned All-Greater Neuse River Conference Honors for their respective sports, they are listed below:

Bryan Watkins
Ricky Denning
Brandon Parks
Isiah Moore
George Passley
Conner Torruella (Special Teams)
Cody Woodall (Sportsmanship)

Serena Watson
Joselyn Ostrowsky
Kristen Powell
Halie Warner
Anna Burton (Sportsmanship)
Jason Boyette (Coach of the Year)

Casey Nickalson
Morgan Stewart (Sportsmanship)

Lauren Grant
Lauren Grant (Sportsmanship)

Michelle Bailey
Gabi Dugal
Mary Scott Powell (Sportsmanship)
Michelle Bailey (Runner of Year)

Taylor Brunson
Brandon Smith (Sportsmanship)

Matt Wescoe
Connor Torruella
Cory McCormick
Matt Wescoe (Offensive Player of the Year)
Hector Kunickek (Sportsmanship)

Thank you Doris and Fred Huebner!!.

Trojan Wrestlers Split Matches at Green Hope Tournament

Northern Durham 54
Garner 12
103 John Brown (Northern Durham) Fall :51 over Josh Hawkins (Garner)
112 Damian Harrell (Garner) Fall 1:21 over Cameron Harrison (Northern Durham)
119 Gabriel Soto (Northern Durham) Tech Fall 19-4 over Ricky Weyant (Garner)
125 Winston Church (Northern Durham) Tech Fall 20-4 over Isiah Cain (Garner)
130 Sam Parrish (Northern Durham) Fall 2:41 over Jesse Gould (Garner)
135 Rodney Sheppard (Northern Durham) Decision 6-5 over Anthony Chiles (Garner)
140 William Brown (Northern Durham) Decision 11-4 over Steven Lombana (Garner)
145 Stephen Minaich (Northern Durham) Tech Fall 21-6 over Anthony Finochio (Garner)
152 Jeremey Wooster (Northern Durham) Decision 5-4 over Christian Townsent (Garner)
160 Brandon Oliver (Northern Durham) Fall :35 over Drawman Fouty (Garner)
171 Andrew Barksdale (Northern Durham) Fall :55 over Jonathan Smith (Garner)
189 Forfeit
215 Vincent Rolen (Northern Durham) Fall 5:41 over Vincent Mollo (Garner)
285 Tyler Maher (Garner) Fall 5:11 over Robin Monsees (Northern Durham)

Garner 78
Southern Lee 0

103 Josh Hawkins (Garner) win by forfeit
112 Damian Harrell (Garner) win by forfeit
119 Ricky Weyant (Garner) win by forfeit
125 Isiah Cain (Garner) win by forfeit
130 Jesse Gould (Garner) win by forfeit
135 Anthony Chiles (Garner) win by forfeit
140 Steven Lombana (Garner) win by forfeit
145 Anthony Finochio (Garner) win by forfeit
152 Christian Townsent (Garner) win by forfeit
160 Drawman Fouty (Garner) win by forfeit
171 Jonathan Smith (Garner) win by forfeit
189 Forfeit
215 Vincent Mollo (Garner) win by forfeit
285 Tyler Maher (Garner) win by forfeit

Garner 21
Green Hope 54

103 Josh Hawkins (Garner) Fall :44 over Jason Leroux (Green Hope)
112 Arjun Avarindan Fall 3:46 over Damian Harrell (Garner)
119 John Sparks (Green Hope) Fall 1:29 over Ricky Weyant (Garner)
125 Collin Eastwood (Green Hope) Fall 1:53 over Markell Harewood (Garner)
130 Spencer Todd (Green Hope) Decision 3-2 over Jesse Gould (Garner)
135 Anthony Chiles (Garner) Fall 4:37 over Alex Yozzi (Green Hope)
140 Sam Baird (Green Hope) Fall 3:06 over Steven Lombana (Garner)
145 Joey Baird (Green Hope) Fall 1:21 over Anthony Finochio (Garner)
152 Christian Townsend (Garner) Decision 10-5 over Russell Kinney (Green Hope)
160 Daniel Hamalainen (Green Hope) Fall :50 over Drawman Fouty (Garner)
171 Joe Matroni (Green Hope) Decision 6-1 over Jonathan Smith (Garner)
189 Forfeit215 Nate Reynolds (Green Hope) Fall 1:25 over Vincent Mollo (Garner)
285 Tyler Maher (Garner) Fall :56 over Matthew Byrd (Green Hope)

Garner 45
Cedar Ridge 30

103 Brandon Way (Cedar Ridge) win by Forfeit
112 Damian Harrell (Garner) Fall 1:21 over Jacob Sykes (Cedar Ridge)
119 Ricky Weyant (Garner) Fall 2:48 over Brenen Callahan
125 Isiah Cain (Garner) win by Forfeit
130 Zack Wickes (Cedar Ridge) Fall 1:07 over Markell Harewood (Garner)
135 Anthony Chiles (Garner) Decision 5-0 over Andre Daniel (Cedar Ridge)
140 Marchus Carter (Garner) Fall 3:06 over Chris Noblet (Cedar Ridge)
145 Anthony Finochio (Garner) Fall 2:41 over Brittany Bobeck (Cedar Ridge)
152 Christian Townsend (Garner) Fall 3:22 over Eli Schultz (Cedar Ridge)
160 Alek Walker (Cedar Ridge) Fall 1:04 over Drawman Fouty (Garner)
171 Michael Mastrianni (Cedar Ridge) Decision 10-5 over Jonathan Smith (Garner)
189 Dane Marino (Cedar Ridge) win by Forfeit
215 Cade Michal (Cedar Ridge) Decision 6-3 over Vincent Mollo (Garner)
285 Tyler Maher (Garner) Fall 1:04 over Joey Berry(Cedar Ridge)

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Season Ends for Varsity Football


The 2009 season ended in the same place that it started for the Garner Trojans on Friday night as they lost to Wake Forest-Rolesville 42-8 at Heritage High School. It didn't take the Cougars long to put a gap between the two teams as Trea Jones went 55 yards on third and two and it was 6-0 WFR as the PAT was no good.

On the ensuing kickoff, Garner fumbled the football and WFR recovered at the 12 yard line and three plays later the Cougars were up 14-0 after converting a 2 point try. Garner's offense finally got on the field and marched down the field however, the drive stalled and Garner had to settle for a 32 yard field goal try from Connor Torruella however, the field goal was blocked and Garner was still down 14.

Wake Forest got the ball back and the Trojan defense came up big forcing a Cougar punt from their own end zone. The snap on the punt went over the head of Will Braddy and out of the end zone for a safety and it was 14-2 WFR. The Cougars would score another first half TD and heading to the locker room, Garner was down 21-2.

The third quarter was more of a field position game for both teams as Wake Forest scored only one touchdown in the third period. However, Garner had to rely on junior quarterback, Cyle Nicely, after freshman quarterback, Lemond Johnson, went out to a injury.

Nicely would direct the Garner offense down the field and just when it looked like the Trojan drive would stall near the goal line, Garner got a roughing the passer call to extend the drive and keep it alive inside the WFR 5 yard line. Two plays later, Juwan Moye, capped the drive with the loan Garner touchdown of the night and it was 35-8 in favor of WFR.

On the Cougars next drive the Garner defense held until 4th down when the Cougars on fourth down and four fired a 35 yard touchdown pass and with the extra point, WFR had a 42-8 lead.

Both teams just ran out the clock to end the game and end the Trojans season with at 42-8 loss. Garner finished the 2009 season with a 7-6 record and will look forward to the 2010 season. The Trojans would also like to say thank you to the class of 2009 for all of their hard work and dedication.

***The Trojan Sports Network would like to thank WFR AD Don Murry for allowing the broadcast to take place tonight***

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Trojan Wrestlers Fall in First Match of the Year

Garner 27
Sanderson 51

103 P. Maieihofer (Sanderson) Fall 3:05 over T. Jones (Garner)
112 D. Harrell (Garner) Fall 2:20 over S. Corrigan (Sanderson)
119 A. Tassitino (Sanderson) Fall 3:04 over R. Weyant (Garner)
125 B. Tharington (Sanderson) Fall 1:59 over I. Cain (Garner)
130 B. McElrecth (Sanderson) decision 5-3 over J. Gould (Garner)
135 A. Chiles (Garner) Fall 6:15 over L. Martini (Sanderson)
140 S. Lambana (Garner) Fall 2:15 over I. Clark (Sanderson)
145 J. Hawthorne (Sanderson) Fall 2:21 over A. Finochio (Garner)
152 C. Townshed (Garner) decision 7-2 over H. Hughes (Sanderson)
160 C. Beller (Sanderson) Fall 4:25 over D. Fouty (Garner)
171 M. Schneider (Sanderson) Fall 3:33 over J. Smith (Garner)
189 Jesus Ruiz (Sanderson) win by forfeit
215 M. Felton (Sanderson) Fall 4:51 over V. Mollo (Garner)
HWT T. Maher (Garner) Fall :39 over J. Flaugher (Sanderson)

The Trojans will be back in action on Saturday at Green Hope in the Green Hope Duals

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Trojans Drop First Game of the Year

The Varsity Basketball team hit the road on Tuesday night as they opened the season at Terry Sanford. Many picked the Bulldogs to be a contender in the 4A East and they showed why on Tuesday as they defeated Garner 67-42.

Garner is 0-1 and will return to action next week when they welcome Terry Sanford to Garner.

The Varsity girls picked up their first win defeating Terry Sanford. The Lady Trojans will be back in action on Thursday when they travel to Athens Drive for a 6:00 tip off.

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Fantastic Five Sign Letter of Intent

On Friday afternoon five GMHS athletes signed their National Letter of Intent to play college sports next year.

Jacob Baker signed with East Carolina to play Baseball for the Pirates next spring.

Hunter Brown singed with Wingate to play Baseball for the Bulldogs in the spring

Stephon Drane singed with Western Kentucky to play Basketball for the Hilltoppers next year.

Matt Wescoe signed with Elon to play Soccer with the Phoneix next year.

Kimmie Stewart singed with UNC-W to play softball with the Seahawks next spring

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Garner Downs Wakefield to Advance to Round 2


Round one of the playoffs began on Friday night at a very soggy Trojan Stadium on Friday night as Garner welcomed Wakefield to town for the third all-time meeting between the two schools.

After playing the field position game early in the games first quarter, Wakefield jumped on the board first as Niklas Sade nailed a 23 yard field goal to give the Wolverines at 3-0 lead.

Garner struck for the first touchdown of the game on their first drive of the second quarter as Demetrius Fairley scored from 29 yards out to give Garner a 7-3, which would be the halftime score.

Wakefield was the first team to find the end zone in the second half as Freshman quarterback, Connor Mitch found Alex Starnes for a touchdown and a 10-7 lead for the Wolverines. It was Wakefield scoring again at the beginning of the fourth quarter as Mitch found Nigel King who tip toed the sideline for the touchdown and a 10 point Wakefield lead at 17-7 with just over 10:43 to go in the game.

But, Garner came right back with some big runs, none bigger than a run on fourth and one. That's when Garner's spectacular sophomore, Juwan Moye, broke tackle after tackle and rumbled 56 yards down to the five yard line where two plays later, quarterback Lemond Johnson found Dwight Darity at the one yard line, Darity then dove into the end zone for the score and cut the Wakefield lead to three at 17-14 with over 8 minutes to play.

Wakefield came right back and it looked like Garner would hold the Wolverines to a three and out, however, a 15 yard roughing the kicker penalty kept the drive alive, but Garner's defense again came up big again and forced a punt.

Garner got the ball back down three with 6:02 to play Garner would move the ball down the field and again it was Juwan Moye who had another big run to keep the drive alive and get down to the three yard line where the super sophomore, Demetrius Fairley punched it in and gave the Trojans a 21-17 lead.

On the ensuing kickoff, Wakefield fumbled the kick-off and Terrance Fussell picked up the loose ball and rumbled down to the 19 yard line, however, Garner would go three and out and give the ball right back to Wakefield.

The Wolverines would move the ball in the wrong direction and on a third down and 15 Connor Mitch fired a pass down field that was intercepted by Bryan Watkins for his second pick of the night to seal the win for Garner.

Garner is now 8-2 in the first round of the playoffs under Head Coach Nelson Smith and the Trojans lead the all-time series with Wakefield two games to one.

With the win, the Trojans are on to round two of the state playoffs for the second straight year and they will travel to Wake Forest-Rolesville next Friday at 7:30 p.m. The game will be play at Heritage High School next week.

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2013 Track Schedule

Date Day Opponent Site Time
Mar. 21Thu.GNRCGarner4:00
Mar. 28Thu.Holly SpringsGarner4:00
Apr. 11Thu.GNRC West Johnston4:00
Apr. 18Thu.GNRCKnightdale4:00
Apr. 20Sat.Bojangles RelaysApex  TBA
Apr. 23Tue.GNRC
Apr. 27Sat.GNRC Tournament  TBATBA
May. 11Sat.NCHSAA RegionalWest Johnston  TBA
May. 18Sat.NCHSAA State Championships  

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2012 Gymnastics Schedule

Date Day SiteWarm Up  Meet
Nov. 30Fri.Raleigh School of Gymnastics 6:157:00
Dec. 7Fri.Artistic Gymnastics6:157:00
Dec. 14Fri.Raleigh School of Gymnastics6:157:00
Jan. 4Fri.Raleigh School of Gymnastics6:157:00
Jan. 11Fri.Superior Gymnastics6:157:00
Jan. 18Fri.TAG of Apex (Conf. meet)TBATBA
Jan.26Fri.State Meet at Raleigh SchoolTBATBA

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2012 Swimming Schedule

Date Day Host Site Time
Nov. 27Tue.GarnerCampbell 5:00
Dec. 4Tue.Smithfield-SelmaSAC (Smithfield) 4:30
Dec. 11Tue.Harnett CentralSAC (Smithfield)6:30
Dec. 18Tue.GarnerSAC (Smithfield)4:30
Jan. 8Tue.Athens DriveTAC7:00
Jan. 19Sat.GNRC - ChampionshipSAC (Smithfield)10:00 a.m.
Feb. 2Sat.NCHSAA RegionalsTBATBA
Feb.9Sat.NCHSAA State FinalsTBATBA

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2012 Wrestling Schedule

Date Day Opponent Site Time
Dec.5Wed.ClaytonHome7:00 p.m.
Dec. 12Wed.East Wake Away7:00 p.m.
Dec. 18Tue.Smithfield-SelmaHome7:00 p.m.
Dec. 21Fri..Mark Adams ClassicCary3:00 p.m.
Dec. 22Sat.Mark Adams ClassicCary3:00 p.m.
Jan. 2Wed. West JohnstonAway7:00 p.m.
Jan. 5Sat.Cap 8/GNRC Challenge Millbrook   TBA
Jan. 12Sat.Charger Cup Duals TournamentNorthwoodTBA
Jan. 23Wed.Knightdale                                    Home7:00 p.m.
Jan. 30Wed.Southeast RaleighHome7:00 p.m.
Feb. 6Wed.Harnett CentralAway7:00 p.m.
Feb. 9Sat.GNRC TournamentTBATBA
Feb. 21
Regional TournamentTBATBA
Feb. 22
Regional TournamentTBATBA
Feb. 23
Regional TournamentTBATBA
Feb. 28 - Mar. 2 
State Tournament TBATBA

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Winter Sport Parent/Coach Meeting Tuesday Night

Attention all parents of students who will be participating in Winter Sports! This TUESDAY, Nov. 10th there is a Parent/Coach meeting beginning at 6:00 in the Main Gym.

All parents and players who are playing on a winter sports team are REQUIRED to attend this meeting. If you have any questions you can contact the school at 662-2379.

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Garner Home For Round One of the Playoffs

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the playoff brackets tonight and the Trojans will open up the playoffs as the number 8 seed in the 4AA East and will be at home against the number 9 seed out of the Cap-7 Conference the Wakefield Wolvernies. The game will be played Friday night at 7:30.

Passes will not be accepted for this game since it is the playoffs and admission will be charged for everyone.

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Garner Falls at Harnett Central

Web Cast.

Harnett Central took their opening drive of the game in for a touchdown and never looked back as they downed Garner 34-9 in the regular season finale at Harnett Central's Trojan Stadium on Friday night.

Garner would be unable to mount any offense against the Trojan defense as Harnett Central was up 20-0 at halftime. In the second half, the Garner offense put several drives together but had nothing to show for it until late in the third quarter when Connor Torruella hit a field goal to make it 34-3.

The loan Trojan touchdown came late in the third quarter when Jeremiah Davis rumbled 77 yards, but the PAT was blocked and Harnett Central milked the clock for a 35-9 win.

Garner will now await the release of the NCHSAA Football Playoff Brackets late on Saturday night to see where they will be playing next Friday night.

***The Trojan Sports Network team would like to extend a Thank you to Harnett Central AD Will Gage and his staff for providing press box space for tonight's broadcast***

East Garner Wins Garner Bowl

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East Garner scored on their first play from scrimmage and never looked back as the Trojans defeated the North Garner Trojans 36-26. The two teams played a back and forth contest the entire first half, but East Garner got help from its defense and special teams.

East Garner retunred a kick 80 yards for a touchdown and a interception 66 yards also for a touchdown. Congrats to both teams on a great game and a great season.

Thank you Lee and Anna Hudson

Bailey Qualifies for State Championships

Congratulations to Michelle Bailey on qualifying for the NCHSAA State Cross-Country Championships at Tanglewood Park in Winston-Salem on Nov.7th at 3:30pm.

She finished 7th in the Regionals this past Sat. Good Luck Michelle.

Winter Sports Practice Starts Monday

Winter Sports will officially kick off on Monday afternoon with the start of practice at GMHS. Anyone interested in participating in practice must have a physical on file with Coach G.

Below is the times and locations for practice on Monday:


Wrestling (Small Gym)

Cheerleading (Small Gym)

JV & Varsity Girls Basketball (Main gym)


Swimming (Garner Rd. YMCA)


JV Boys Basketball (Main Gym)


Varsity Boys Basketball (Main Gym)

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Drama Department Proudly Presents: "Arsenic and Old Lace"

The GMHS Drama Department will present the classic comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace" on Thursday, Nov. 5th, Friday, Nov. 6th and Saturday, Nov. 7th in the school auditorium.

Each show begins at 7PM and admission is $5, with all proceeds benefiting the drama department. Come enjoy Ms. Prater's direction of your talented classmates!

GMHS Teachers and Students: Bring your school ID
to receive a free combo w/ purchase of a regular priced sub!!
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