Garner Wrestling with Another Great Finish

Congratulations to the Garner Wrestling Team and Coaches for taking eighth place with only six wrestlers last week at the Cary-Mark Adams invitational. Garner had two champions, Anthony Chiles at 130 and Tyler Maher at 285. Additionally, Vincent Mollo took 4th place.

Here are the individual results, these are in the order that they wrestled in:

Pigtail Round:
215 Vincent Mollo (Garner) Fall 2:16 over Zach Tousigant (Fuquay-Varina)

1st Round:
125 Isaiah Cain (Garner) Decision 8-5 over Trey Overdiep (Apex)
130 Anthony Chiles (Garner) Fall 3:25 over Ty Burke (Apex)
135 Marchus Carter (Garner) Decision 7-2 over Keegan Serchett (Mallard Creek)
160 Anthony Finochio (Garner) Fall 2:15 over Alphonso Knight (Beddingfield)
215 Vincent Mollo (Garner) Fall 1:38 over Drake Edwards (Leesville)
285 Tyler Maher (Garner) Fall 3:37 over Jalen Woods (Lee County)

Quarter Finals:
125 Luke Mincey (Durham School of Arts) Fall 1:44 over Isaiah Cain (Garner)
130 Anthony Chiles (Garner) Decision 9-3 over Issac Little (Durham School of Arts)
135 Matt Williams (Cardinal Gibbons) Tech Fall 18-3 over Marchus Carter (Garner)
160 Daniel Britt (Durham School of Arts) Fall 1:55 over Anthony Finochio (Garner)
215 Thomas Harrington (Orange) Fall 4:43 over Vincent Mollo (Garner)
285 Tyler Maher (Garner) Fall :53 over Terrell Bellamy (Western Alamance)

Consolation Wrestlebacks:
125 Javon Johnson (Holly Springs) Fall 2:19 over Isaiah Cain (Garner)
135 Marchus Carter (Garner) Decision 7-1 over JR Bellingfield (Knightdale)
160 Joel Hoffert (Holly Springs) Fall 1:47 over Anthony Finochio (Garner)
215 Vincent Mollo (Garner) Decision 10-2 over Dylan Krauss (Middle Creek)

130 Anthony Chiles (Garner) Decision 9-4 over Jacob Brotzman (Cary)
285 Tyler Maher (Garner) Fall 4:45 over Tyrell Williams (Louisburg)

Consulation Wrestlebacks:
135 Anderson Pope (Orange) Tech Fall 17-1 over Marchus Carter (Garner)
215 Vincent Mollo (Garner) Fall 3:42 over Landon Dixon (Southern Durham)

Semi-Consulations Wrestlebacks:
215 Vincent Mollo (Garner) Fall 1:32 over Derek Albertson (Mt. Pleasant)

130 Anthony Chiles (Garner) Decision 17-11 over Christian Morgan (Mt. Pleasant) -
1st Place Champion - Anthony Chiles (Garner)

215 Ryan Shaffner (Holly Springs) Decision 6-0 over Vincent Mollo (Garner) - 4th Place - Vincent Mollo (Garner)

285 - Tyler Maher (Garner) Fall 1:51 over Chriss Fess (Beddingfield)
- 1st Place Champion - Tyler Maher (Garner)

JV Results:
285 - Isaiah Davis - 1st Place
152 - Luke Uhlik - 2nd Place
112 - James Box - 5th Place
119 - Sean Owens - 5th Place

Garner is back in action on Thursday, December 30th at the 6th Annual Knighdale Duals. Wrestling is slated to begin around 10:00 AM.

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Trojan Sports Network Returns to Tookie's TONIGHT!

The Trojan Sports Network will be back at Tookie's Grill TONIGHT at 6:30 as we break down this week around Garner athletics!

Following our break down of Garner sports, we will have an in depth look Trojan Basketball and we will be able to answer your questions about the program and the season. You can submit your questions to

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Johnson's Career High Keeps Garner Perfect


Garner and Wake Forest-Rolesville dueled for the second night in a row, this time the scene shifted to Larry Lindsay Gym where the Trojans put up their highest point total of the season and Donald Johnson set a career high with 34 points as Garner blasted the Cougars 91-77.

Garner (9-0, 3-0) got off to a slow start and did not hit their first basket until the six minute mark of the opening quarter, however the Cougars also had a cold start and it was only a three point lead when the Trojans scored their first basket. However, Garner shook off the sluggish start and took a 26-11 lead after the first quarter. In the opening frame, Johnson put up 10 points to lead all scorers in the first.

Wake Forest-Rolesville (1-9. 1-3) tried to climb back into the contest in the second quarter and they were lead by Cliff Jones who scored six of his eight first half points in the second quarter. But, the Trojans did a good job limiting the points by Dylan Woodham who lit the Trojans up the previous night.

The saving grace on offense in the second quarter for Garner was, Josh McClain who played an outstanding second quarter and scored seven points in the first half, five of them coming from the line in the second quarter. As a result, the Trojans took a 48-27 lead into the locker room.

Just like last night, the Cougars came out on fire in the third stanza and controlled the pace of play going on a 14-5 run to being the third and with two minutes to play in the quarter, the Garner lead was trimmed to eight points. That's when the Trojans finally got their groove back and took a 63-50 lead to the fourth.

In that final quarter, Johnson put the team on his back and carried Garner to the finish line as he scored 13 of his career high 34 in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, WFR continued to play hard and cut the Trojan lead to eight with just under one minute to play. However, the Trojans hit their free throws down the stretch to end the game with a 91-77 victory.

The 91 points that the Trojans scored are the most that an Eddie Gray team has scored since January 9, 2009 when the men of Troy put up 96 against the Golden Hawks of Holly Springs.

Garner will now take the holiday break off and return to action on January 4th when they host Smithfield-Selma.

JV Boys End 2010 with Big Win

For the second night in a row the Trojans blasted Wake Forest-Rolesville. Tonight, Coach Bloms and the Trojans defeated the Cougars by 18 with a 80-62 victory. Garner used a big third quarter to break open the game.

Garner ends the 2010 portion of their season with just one loss and will be back in action on Monday at Athens Drive when they take on the Jaguars in the opening game of their Christmas Tournament.

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Free Throw Line Propels Garner to Lopsided Victory


There is an old adage to take advantage of your opportunities, and the Varsity Boys basketball team at Garner High School did that on Monday night. The Trojans shot 74 percent from the free throw line for the game as they routed Wake Forest-Rolesville 79-58.

Garner (8-0, 3-0) used a big first quarter to move out to an early 21-13 lead after the first period. In the opening stanza, the Trojans were 4/4 from the line and they got their outside shooting working too. Gavin Wilson and Larry Richardson both hit some big first quarter three's to pace the Trojans.

In the second quarter, the charity stripe was once again good to the men of Troy as they did not miss a free throw until the two minute mark of the half, as they shot 80 (12/15) percent for the half, from the line. Garner had a nice compliment inside in the second quarter, as Dominique Reed scored nine of his 11 points in the second quarter to give the Trojans a comfortable 41-28 halftime advantage.

Wake Forest-Rolesville (1-7, 1-3) was able to stay in the game thanks to the outside shooting of Dylan Woodham who chipped in 11 first half points. Of those 11, nine of the points came from beyond the arc.

The Cougars came out of the locker room and began the third quarter by taking control of the pace of play. Woodham scored eight points in the third quarter, and finished with 18, to keep pull WFR to within eight midway through the quarter. Garner was able to maintain their advantage thanks to Deion Dorsey who scored six points in the third quarter, and four of them from the line, which kept the Trojans in front by a 59-42 margin.

Garner played most of their second team in the fourth quarter as they came in and did an outstanding job and built the Trojan lead. Once the first team came back in halfway through the quarter, the Trojans were up by double digits. That's when Wilson and Donald Johnson caught fire combining for three, three point baskets in as many possessions to push the lead to 20.

With the comfortable lead, Eddie Gray, emptied his bench as everyone on the roster saw the floor as Garner coasted to a 79-58 win.

The Trojans are back in action on Tuesday night for their final game before the holiday break as they travel to Wake Forest-Rolesville for a 7:00 tip-off.

JV Boys Bounce Back with Big Win

After a tough loss to Knightdale on Friday night, the JV Boys basketball squad used a big first half to cruise to a 68-48 win.

Garner played an athletic first half and played above the rim and an up tempo game to take an eight point lead into the locker room. Then, in the second half, Garner was just too deep on the bench for the slow paced Cougars as Garner eased their way to a 20 point, 68-48 win.

The Trojans are back in action on Tuesday night when they travel to Wake Forest-Rolesville for a 5:30 tip-off.

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Athletic Awards Night Rescheduled

Due to the winter weather on Thursday night, the Garner athletic department has rescheduled the Fall Sports Awards Night for Monday,January 10th. It will be at 7:00 in the main gym.

If you have any questions, contact Garner AD, Doc Harrell at 662-2415.

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Third Quarter Rally Propels Trojans to Victory


After trailing by three at halftime, the Garner Trojans used a 23 point third quarter to ease past the Knightdale Knights 76-61 on Friday night at Knightdale High School to keep the Trojans perfect on the young season.

Knightdale (5-6, 1-3) started fast in the opening quarter racing out to a four point lead as Garner struggled to get things going on offense. The Trojans finally got things going as they feed the ball to the post where Dominique Reed scored six of his 11 points in the first quarter, to put the Garner in the lead 18-14 after the first stanza. However, the Trojans left several points on the board as they were 0-5 from the line in the first.

In the second quarter, Garner (7-0, 3-0) again struggled to find their stroke as Knightdale Sophomore, Deshaun Griffin scored six points in the second stanza which gave the Knights a 29-26 lead at halftime.

After halftime, Garner came out on fire as the outside shooters got hot as on back to back possessions, Gavin Wilson drained three point shots, but not to be out done, Donald Johnson also caught fire from outside. As a result, Garner erased the three point deficit and took a 52-38 lead into the final quarter.

Johnson took over for the Trojans in the final quarter as he scored 10 of his game high 23 points in the fourth quarter to keep Garner at a safe distance as they never trailed again. With the 76-61 win, the Trojans break a two-game losing streak to Knightdale.

Garner is back in action on Monday as they step outside of the conference to host the Wake Forest-Rolesville Cougars at 7:30.

Donald Johnson 23, Gavin Wilson 14, Dominique Reed 11, Emmanuel McClain 10, Cameron Redd 8, Deion Dorsey 6, Larry Richardson 4.

Deshaun Griffin 14, Brian Okoye 12, Jalen Jones 8, Curry Lassiter 6, Kevin Brodie 5, Ahmad Abdullah 5, Jeremy Lee 3, Quez Crowell 3, Charles Person 2.

Varsity Girls Fall to Knightdale

Coach Mays and the Varsity Girls had a tough time getting their rhythm in the first quarter, falling behind 4-0 to start the contest, however they cut the lead to five, at 30-25 at the break.

But, the Knights were too much in the third quarter as they built a lead. Garner hit the comeback trail in the final quarter and cut the lead to three with under a minute to play, but, Knightdale hit their free throws down the stretch to come away with a 48-43 win.

JV Girls Blast Knightdale

Coach Ellerbee and the JV Lady Trojans picked up right where they left off on Tuesday night as they returned home and rolled past West Johnston 60-44.

JV Trojans Nipped by Knightdale

In a back and fourth contest on Friday night, the JV Trojans couldn't find their touch in the fourth quarter as Knightdale slipped past the Trojans 43-42.

Garner is back in action on Monday night when they host Wake Forest-Rolesville at 6:00.

Wrestling Tops Knightdale

Garner 51
Knightdale 30

103 Jaha Cruz (Knightdale) win by forfeit
112 Luis Nunez (Knightdale) Fall 2:44 over James Box (Garner)
119 Dylan Harden (Garner) win by forfeit
125 Isaiah Cain (Garner) FAll 2:11 over Jimmie Payne (Knightdale)
130 Anthony Chiles (Garner) win by forfeit
135 Marchus Carter (Garner) Fall 4:56 over Aaron Mitchell (Knightdale)
140 Harry Bolling (Knightdale) Fall 1:39 over Jonathan Murphy (Garner)
145 Aaron Williams (Knightdale) Fall :42 over Emon Kizer (Garner)
152 Taylor Coy (Knightdale) Fall 3:31 over Wesley Ross (Garner)
160 Anthony Finchio (Garner) Decision 12-10 over Lamar Dulin (Knightdale)
171 William Hall (Garner) Fall 2:55 over Alif Bey (Knightdale)
189 Brandon Russell (Garner) Fall 2:19 over Orlando Samual Ortiz (Knightdale)
215 Vincent Mollo (Garner) Fall 1:53 over Tyler Pallacheck (Knightdale)
285 Tyler Maher (Garner) Fall 1:21 over Daquon Dunn (Knightdale)

JV Results:
Harper (Knightdale) Fall 2:18 over Grindstaff (Garner)
Bridges (Knightdale) Fall 1:50 over Burke (Garner)
Orbik (Knightdale) win by Decision 8-5 over Fouty (Garner)
Uhlik (Garner) Fall 2:50 over Crawford (Knightdale)
Adkins (Garner) win by Decision 3-0 over Lazouman (Knightdale)
Francis-Soumaoro (Garner) Tech Fall 18-2 over Lazouman (Knightdale)
Whitehead (Garner) win by DQ over James (Knightdale)
Ennis (Garner) win by Decision 5-4 over Wiley (Knightdale)
Yoshi (Knightdale) Fall :49 over Pipkin (Garner)
Nick (Knightdale) Fall :13 over Grindstaff (Garner)
Gomez (Garner) win by Decision 12-6 over Mills (Knightdale)
Fouty (Garner) Fall :56 over Alston (Knightdale)
Uhlik (Garner) Fall 1:31 over Ortega (Knightdale)
Adkins (Garner) win by Decision 9-2 over Dayber (Knightdale)
Francis-Soumaoro (Garner) Fall :59 over Cooper (Knightdale)
Nathaniel (Knightdale) Fall 1:56 over Ennis (Garner)

The Trojans will be at the Cary Mark Adams tournament next Wednesday, December 22 and Thursday, December 23rd.

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Another Late Rally Keeps Garner atop the Conference


Garner and Clayton played another thriller on Tuesday night at Trojan Coliseum, and in a game of runs, it was the Trojans who had the last spurt to slip past the Comets 80-77 to stay atop the Greater Neuse River.

Clayton (5-1, 1-1) began the game on a 5-0 run behind great shooting from Stevy Wright and Adam Parrish, however Garner (6-0, 2-0) answered right back with a 5-0 of their own to knot the game at 10 in the early stages of the first quarter.

After a tight first quarter, the teams ended the period knotted at 16 as Garner caught fire from Donald Johnson and Gavin Wilson.

The second quarter was more back and fourth as Clayton used the inside play of Freshman, Gary Clark to take the lead, however, Garner refused to die in the first half and trailed only by two points at the break, thanks to Dominique Reed who chipped in 10 first half points to keep the men of Troy close.

In the third stanza, Garner got big production from Johnson who scored seven points to give Garner a four point lead. However, Clayton came right back thanks to the of Parrish who chipped in eight points in the quarter to keep the game tied at 57 heading to the fourth quarter.

Clayton began to pull away in the final quarter leading by as many as nine points as Clark could not be stopped inside as he finished with 19 points to lead the Comets.

Garner tried to get back in the game, but with 2:30 left in the game, the Clayton still had a nine point lead. To the credit of the Trojans, they came back with the help of their defensive play and cut the lead down to one with just 20 seconds left.

Clayton then in-bounded the basketball where Wilson stole the pass and fired it ahead to Josh McClain who laid it in for the one point Garner lead. On the ensuing possession, Clayton drove into the paint but an offensive foul was called on Anthony Gaskins. Clayton fouled Johnson on the inbound, where he went to the line, made both foul shots and give the Trojans a three point lead.

Garner stole the inbound pass as time expired and the Trojans came back for a big 80-77 win. The Trojans will hit the road on Friday night at 7:30 when they travel to Knightdale for a 7:30 tip off.


Gavin Wilson 24 (career high), Donald Johnson 19, Dominique Reed 14, Josh McClain 6, Larry Richardson 6, Cliff Holt 5, Emmanuel McClain 4, Deion Dorsey 2.

Clayton: Gary Clark 19, Anthony Gaskins 16, Stevy Wright 14, Adam Parrish 13, Antonio Pickett 11, Adonis Banks 6.

Varsity Girls Fall to Clayton

After a big win over West Johnston to open the conference season, Garner had a tough time defending the speed of the Clayton Comets as they jumped out to an early lead and didn't look back, defeating Garner 65-45 on Tuesday night.

With Clayton up big in the second half, Garner tried to make a run, but just couldn't get the shots to fall as the Comets picked up the GNRC win.

The Lady Trojans are back in action at Knightdale on Friday night at 6:00.

JV Boys Pick up Win Over Comets

Coach Bloms and the JV Boys kept their record perfect on Tuesday night, with a 62-52 win over the Comets.

Garner (4-0, 2-0) was led by: DeMarcus Sanford: 12 pts, 4 reb, 4 steals, 3 assts and Sammie Saunders: 13 pts, 3 reb, 3 steals.

The Trojans are back at home on Friday night when they host Knightdale at 7:30.

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Garner Leads Conference Wachovia Cup After Fall Season

By: North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Garner sits atop the conference after a dominating fall season, with championships in women’s golf, volleyball, and football. Clayton is in second with a first-place finish in women’s tennis. League titles in men’s and women’s cross country has West Johnston in third.

Conference Standings: Garner 81, Clayton 74.5, West Johnston 73, East Wake 62.5, Smithfield-Selma 59, Harnett Central 56.5, Southeast Raleigh 56.5, Knightdale 56.

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Gymnastic Results

The varsity gymnastics team competed in their second meet of the season this past Friday, December 10, 2010 finishing with their first top five finish of the season.

Competing for the team were, Senior and Captain Jessica Hellman, Taylor Williams, Taylor Jernigan, Lacey Castora, Taylor Coppedge, Hasmin Gale, Megan Clifford, Holly Townsend, and Sarah Rogers.

Freshman, Lacey Castora, scored a 9.3 on bars to place second. She also earned a 9.050 on balance beam. Sophomore, Taylor Williams scored a 9.2 on floor for a ninth place finish.

Thirteen schools competed with Lee County taking top honors followed by Wakefield, Leesville, Green Hope, and Garner finishing fifth.

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JV Wresting Results

The JV wrestling team participated in a tournament at West Johnston on Saturday, here are the results:

Isaiah Davis

Luis Gomez
Emon Kizer
Khaled Musafer
Benny Francis-Soun

Luke Uhlik
Brandon Russell

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Jacob Ennis
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Wilson's Career Night Help Trojans Declaw the Wildcats to Open Conference Play


It didn't take long for the Garner Trojans to get the up tempo offense flowing on Friday as they ran past West Johnston 80-54.

Garner (5-0, 1-0) moved out to an early lead in the first quarter as Donald Johnson opened up his scoring with a couple of big baskets to give the Trojans a 22-16 lead after the first period.

In the second quarter, it was more of same as West Johnston (2-4, 0-1) tried to run an up tempo offense, but the Trojans forced several Wildcat turnovers in the second quarter. The real saving grace for West was the play of Justin Carroll who contributed 16 first half points to keep West to within 20 at the break 49-31 Garner at halftime.

Gavin Wilson, scored 13 first half points off the bench for Garner but only scored three points in the third quarter. His only basket was a three pointer as the third quarter buzzer sounded. After three, Garner was up 69-42.

Wilson, continued his effort in the fourth quarter chipping in seven points to give himself a new career high of 23 points.

Everyone on the Garner roster saw the floor on Friday night. However the fourth quarter got sloppy as both teams turned the ball over, but, the exclamation point was added by Daryl Saunders as he jammed on a fast break to help the Trojans rolled to an 80-54 win.

Next up for the Trojans is their home conference opener against Clayton on Tuesday night at 7:30 at Trojan Coliseum.


West Johnston: Justin Carroll 18, Sean Johnson 8, Preston Kearney 7, Pablo Guerrero 6, Darius Williams 5, Tyruss Colton 4, Christian Brownfield 2, Jerrell Jackson 2, Angelo King 1, Matt Fogg 1.

Garner: Gavin Wilson 23, Donald Johnson 19, Emmanual McClain 11, Deion Dorsey 8, Dominique Reed 6, Larry Richardson 6, Daryl Saunders 2, Cameron Hicks 1, Jarie Hicks 1.

Varsity Girls Pick up Win in Conference Opener

The Lady Trojans got off to an early lead against West Johnston and opened up a 15-9 lead after the first quarter.

Give the Wildcats credit, they battled back and made it a close game at the break, as Garner took a 24-22 lead into the locker room.

In the third quarter, the Lady Trojans began to pull away with tough defense and easy fast break points as they took a 34-29 into the fourth quarter.

The game's final stanza it was more of Garner as the Wildcats ran out of steam and the depth of the Lady Trojans showed as they cruised to a 49-39 win.

Garner is back at home on Tuesday when they take on Clayton at 6:00.

JV Boys Pick up Conference Win

The JV Boys picked up a big time conference win on Friday night as they demolished West Johnston 81-21. Leading the charge for the Trojans were:

Demarcus Sanford - 21 pts, 9 rebs, 5 steals, 3 assts
Jasper Stallings - 12 pts, 8 rebs, 2 steals
Dominic McRae - 11 pts

The JV Boys are now 3-0 this season and will be back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Clayton a 7:30.

JV Girls Open with win at Home

The JV girls opened up their conference season with a hard fought win over West Johnston 49-43.

The JV Girls will be at Clayton on Tuesday, at 6.

Wrestling Drops Heartbreaker

Garner 36
Clayton 44

103 David Moore (Clayton) win by Forfeit
112 Dustin Brennan (Clayton) Fall 4:45 over James Box (Garner)
119 Luke Ludke (Clayton) Fall :35 over Sean Owens (Garner)
125 Isaiah Cain (Garner) Fall :11 over Andrew Johnson (Clayton)
130 Anthony Chiles (Garner) win by Forfeit
135 Marchus Carter (Garner) Fall 3:25 over Jahvanta Moon (Clayton)
140 Jarel Orr (Clayton) Fall 1:30 over John Murphy (Garner)
152 Nathan Parrish (Clayton) Major Decision 12-4 over Davon Johnson (Garner)
160 Russell Thrasher (Clayton) Major Decision14-5 over Anthony Finochio (Garner)
171 Christian Novak (Clayton) Fall 3:26 over William Hall (Garner)
189 Brandon Russell (Garner) Fall :11 over Zack Foster (Clayton)
215 Vincent Mollo (Garner) Fall 3:18 over over Grant Foster (Clayton)
285 Tyler Maher (Garner) Fall 1:31 over Justin Weeks (Clayton)

JV Results

Luke Uhlik (Garner) Decision 9-2 over Steven Carrey (Clayton)
Javon Etheridge (Clayton) Fall 2:19 over Drawman Fouty (Garner)
Miguel Fonsaco (Clayton) Decision 4-3 over Wesley Ross (Garner)
Khaled Musafer (Garner) Fall 1:38 over Chris Viola (Clayton)
Isaiah Davis (Garner) Fall 1:00 over Deandre Birch (Clayton)

The Trojans return to action next Wednesday when they travel Knightdale.

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Drama to Hold Breakfast Fundrasier

The Garner Magnet High School drama department is hosting a "flapjack fundraiser" breakfast this Saturday, Dec. 11 from 8:00-10:00 AM at the Applebees in Garner. (The breakfast is a fundraiser for the drama dept.) Tickets are $7 each and include pancakes, sausage or bacon and coffee or juice. NO pressure, but if you would like to purchase a ticket please let me know, as the students are currently selling them.

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This Week in Trojan Athletics Show Returns TONIGHT!

The This Week in Trojan Athletics Show returns tonight as the Trojan Sports Network will be back at Tookie's Grill for the show which will begin at 6:30.

During the show tonight, the guys will talk all things Garner sports and also have the first ever episode of the EDDIE GRAY SHOW.

If you can't make it to the show, you can listen live by CLICKING HERE!

You can also email in your questions to Coach Gray by sending them to

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Trojans Survive Enloe to Break Streak


Entering play tonight Garner had lost the last eight meetings with the Enloe Eagles and on Tuesday night, the Trojans were pushed to the limit before breaking the streak in overtime, 64-61.

Garner (4-0) took the early advantage in the first quarter jumping out to a 15-8 lead after the first quarter. The early advantage for the Trojans were caused by great hussel plays on the floor.

However, Enloe (3-3) came back in the second quarter and outscored Garner 15-8 to even the score at the break, 23 all.

In the second half, Garner got in foul trouble in the third quarter but the Trojans managed to hang tough and going to the fourth and final stanza, the contest was still knotted, this time at 38.

It didn't take long in the fourth quarter for the Eagles to exploit the Garner foul trouble and in the blink of an eye, Enloe had a 10 point lead, which prompted Coach Gray to call a timeout.

With five minutes to go in the game, Garner was still down by seven but began on the comeback trail and cut the lead down to two points late in the game and eventually took a two-point lead late in the contest. Enloe came back and forced overtime with the score tied at 57.

In the overtime period, all of Garner's points came from the free throw line. Meanwhile, Enloe was still getting points down low to keep the game close. But, in the end, it was the free throws that the Trojans were able to hit which pushed them over the top as they survived a shot at the buzzer to edge Enloe 64-61.

Garner will open up Greater Neuse River Conference play on Friday night when they travel to West Johnston for a 7:30 tip off.


Garner: Donald Johnson 19, Dominique Reed 14, Gavin Wilson 12, Josh McClain 7, Emmanuel McClain 4, Larry Richardson 3, Cliff Holt, 2, Deion Dorsey 2, DeAnthony Harris 1

Enloe: Marcus Walker 22, Andrew Bost 13, David McAdams 11, Shawn McGee 6, Jansen Blankey 5, James Miller 2, Jessie Whitley 2

Varsity Girls Fall to Enloe

Enloe shot the lights out of the ball on Friday night and Garner just didn't have an answer as Enloe defeated the Lady Trojans 60-23.

Garner opens conference play on Friday night at West Johnston at 6:00.

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Awards Night Scheduled and Trojan Store Open

Fall Sports Awards Night will be held on Thursday, December 16th at 7:00. Invitation cards will be mailed this week and all attending athletes should dress appropriately for this event.

Also, the Trojan Store in the main lobby will be open starting Wednesday December 8th from 7:00am -7:30am with spirit items such as Hoodies, caps, t-shirts and many others items. Visit the "Trojan Store" for your Christmas gifts.

For more information on any of these items, contact the Garner athletic department at (919) 662-2415.

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Wrestling Has Good Showing at Green Hope Crescent Bank Scramble

Yesterday at the Green Hope Crescent Bank Scramble, Garner tied for 6th place with a total of 109 points out of 14 teams.

125 lbs. - Isaiah Cain took 3rd Place
130 lbs. - Anthony Chiles took 2nd Place
135 lbs. - Marchus Carter took 5th Place
152 lbs. - Luke Uhlik took 6th Place
171 lbs. - William Hall tied for 5th Place
285 lbs. - Tyler Maher took 1st Place

JV Results:

James Box 1-1
Dylan Harden 0-2
Sean Owens 1-1
Luis Gomez 2-0
Drawman Fouty 0-2
Jay Burke 0-1
Daniel Adkins 1-0
Khaled Musafer 2-0 both pins
Benny Francis-Soumaoro 2-0 both pins
Caleb Pipken 1-1
Jacob Ennis 2-0 both pins

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Trojans Roll Past Fike


It didn't take long for Garner to get their offense going on Friday night as they blasted Wilson Fike 79-46 to improve to 3-0 on the season.

Garner took a 14-7 lead after the first quarter and after just a 14 point offensive effort in the second quarter, the Trojans took a 28-18 lead to the locker room.

Coach Gray and his squad came out for the second half ready to play and so did Donald Johnson as he led Garner with 13 second half points to lead the Trojans with 19 for the game as the Trojans had a 56-34 lead going to the final stanza and rolled in the fourth to a 79-46 win.

They will be back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Enloe for a 7:30 tip.

Other scores:

Varsity Girls WIN 47-32

JV Girls fall 43-39

JV Boys WIN 56-41

Trojan Wrestlers Drop Conference Opener

Garner Trojans 18
West Johnston Wildcats 60

103 Tony Jimenez (West Johnston) win by forfeit
112 Jose Gutierrez (West Johnston) Fall :52 over James Box (Garner)
119 Frankie Jimenez (West Johnston) Fall 1:04 over Jean Owens (Garner)
125 Richie Burford (West Johnston) Fall 1:09 over Isaiah Cain (Garner)
130 Josh Delbusso (West Johnston) Fall 3:54 over Luis Gomez (Garner)
135 Anthony Chiles (Garner) Fall 3:22 over Grant Walker (West Johnston)
140 Phillip Rawls (West Johnston) Decsion 8-1 over Marchus Carter (Garner)
145 Jacob Baudoux (West Johnston) win by forfeit
152 Johnny Stover (West Johnston) Fall :27 over Wesley Ross (Garner)
160 Anthony Finochio (Ganer) Fall 4:17 over Aaron Roper (West Johnston)
171 Kurt Delbusso (West Johnston) Decision 11-10 over William Hall (Garner)
189 Keith Neal (West Johnston) Fall 2:56 over Khaled Musafer (Garner)
215 Andy Taylor (West Johnston) Fall 3:03 over Vincent Mollo (Garner)
285 Tyler Maher (Garner) Fall 5:05 over Storm Stevens (West Johnston)

Garner will return to action on Saturday in the Triangle Area Tournament of Champions at Green Hope High School.

Thank you Lee and Anna Hudson

All-Conference Selections Announced

The Greater Neuse River Conference released the 2010 Fall All-Conference teams earlier today and the following Garner athletes were selected as an All-GNRC. Congratulations.

A.J. Clanton, Brian Watkins, Connor Torruella, Jauwan Moye, Greg Milhouse, Lemond Johnson, Gavin Wilson, Andre Gillispie, DeAnthony Harris, Tim Thorb, Josambi Montogomery, Justin Chavis

Lauren Ceyrolles, Nicole Ceyrolles, Arianna Ceyrolles, Kelsey Roque

Krista King, Morgan Stewart, Diamond Grissett, Alexis Ruiz

VOLLEYBALL: Kristen Powell, Ashley Carroll, Halie Warner, Anna Burton

Jamar Ortiz, Connor Torruella

Peta-Gaye Allen

Taylor Brunson, Alan Careaga, Matt Marcom




Defensive POTY: Brian Watkins

Special Teams POTY(returner): Juwan Moye

Special Teams POTY(kicker): Connor Torruella







FOOTBALL: Seth Council

WOMEN’S GOLF: Kelsey Roque

WOMEN’S TENNIS: Lauren Badey

VOLLEYBALL: Morgan Daeke

SOCCER: Cliff Smith



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Change to Basketball Schedule

Due to the football play-offs please note the change in the basketball schedule with WF-Rolesville:

no boys games
5:30 - JV Girls (A)
7:00 - V.Girls (A)

6:00 - JV Boys (H)
7:30 - V Boys (H)

6:00 - JV Girls (H)
7:30 - V.Girls (H)
5:30 - JV Boys (A)
7:00 - V boys (A)

Varsity Basketball Moves to 2-0

Coach Gray and his Varsity Basketball squad moved to 2-0 on the young season with a 64-54 win over Durham Riverside Saturday afternoon at the Southern Durham Invitational.

The Trojans started off slow leading by just two points after the first quarter, 9-7, but opened things up in the second stanza for a 30-24 halftime lead.

However, the game changed when Garner outscored Riverside 17-4 in the third quarter to pull away.

Garner was led by Emmanuel McClain with 14 points. Cameron Redd had 12 and Donald Johnson scored 11 for the Trojans.

The Trojans are back in action on Tuesday night when they travel to Wake Forest-Rolesville for a 7:30 tip.

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Trojans Fall to Cougars to End Season


There is an old saying that all good things must come to an end, and unfortunately for the Trojans, the football season came to an end on Friday night as they fell behind early and couldn't come back as Wake Forest-Rolesville defeated Garner 40-21 to advance to the Eastern Regional Finals.

Wake Forest-Rolesville (13-1) took the opening kick off and advanced the ball to midfield and on the first play from scrimmage, Marcus Jones rumbled down the side line for a 7-0 Cougar lead.

That was just the start for the Cougars as they added two more touchdown runs in the first half, another by Jones and James Harris added another as WFR took a 21-0 lead to the locker room.

Starting the third quarter, Garner (11-3) moved the ball down the field, but were forced to punt and after great field position again, WFR slashed the defense on the ground to put up another score and a 27-0 lead.

But, to the credit of the Trojans, they never quit and bounced right back as Lemon Johnson hit AJ Clanton on a screen pass which went for 66-yards and Clanton made several men miss and the first Garner touchdown of the night.

On the ensuing position, the Garner defense held WFR three and out and on the punt, Jake Ward had his kick blocked by Davonte Atkinson and DeAnthony Harris scooped up the loose ball and returned it for the score and all of a sudden it was a game again at 27-13.

After another three and out, Garner got the football back and as the third was winding down, the Trojans went for the half back pass again, but Clanton's pass for Lemond Johnson was under thrown and picked off by Darren Kirby.

That lead to another WFR touchdown and a 34-13 lead. Garner answered back a couple of possessions later as Johnson hit Bryan Watkins, who flipped the ball to Clanton who took it in for another touchdown, but it was too little too late as the Cougars added another late score to defeat the Trojans 40-21.

It was another great season for the Trojans which will has created several special moments and this season will live on in the minds of many Garner supporters for years to come.

A special thank you to all of the 18 seniors who gave it there all in the 2010 season. It was another great season!

Information for Friday's Game at Wake Forest

Trojan Fans that are heading to Wake Forest-Rolesville on Friday night, we have some information for you regarding the parking and where you need to enter.

Wake Forest has remolded their Stadium and all fans are asked to park in the regular parking spaces and walk around the Stadium to the visitors side to enter.

CLICK HERE FOR A MAP of where to park and where to enter.

Admission for the game will be $8.00.

Please note, horns or other types of artificial noise makers will NOT be allowed on Friday night per Cap-8 Conference rules.

Hope to see you Friday for Garner Football!

Playoff Show Back at Tookie's Grill TONIGHT

The Trojan Sports Network will once again team up with Tookie's Grill in Garner tonight as we break down the thrid round of the state playoffs in the 4A and 4AA bracket. The show is set to start at 6:30.

We will also talk in depth about the Garner/Wake Forest-Rolesville game on Friday and look back at the basketball opener last night.

If you can't make it to Tookie's Grill at 6:30 tonight, you can LISTEN LIVE BY CLICKING HERE.

Also, you can send in your questions about the playoffs to

Hope to see you TONIGHT at Tookie's Grill

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Trojans Blast Athens to Open Season


After winning the conference last season and going to the sectional finals, Coach Gray and the Varsity Boys Basketball squad picked up right where they left off last season as they built a 12 point lead in the first quarter and never looked back as they opened up the season with a 78-41 thumping of Athens Drive.

Garner (1-0) were without the services of Gavin Wilson and DeAnthony Harris due to the football season still going on, but it didn't matter to the Trojans as Donald Johnson poured in nine first quarter points while the Garner defense made it tough for the Jaguars on the offensive end and it was 20-8 in favor of the Trojans after the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Athens (0-1) fell deeper in a whole as Garner went to their full court press and caused 16 first half turnovers, as the Jaguars scored just six points in the second stanza.

Offensively, Garner was hitting on all cylinders as they used great play for their senior point guard, Emmanuel McClain, en route to a 37-14 halftime lead.

The second half was more of the same as every player saw action for Garner on Monday night. In the second half, Garner was led by Larry Richardson, Cameron Redd and Dominique Reed. All who poured in great efforts down low for the Trojans.

Overall it was a successful debut for the Trojans as they downed their former conference foe, 78-41.

Garner is back in action on Saturday when they travel to Southern Durham to take on Riverside High School, tip time is set for 2:30.

Varsity Girls Struggle in Season Opener

It was a tough night for Coach Mays and his squad, as they hung tough for the first half and kept fighting in the second half, but Athens was too much as they defeated the Lady Trojans on Monday night, 49-32.

Garner (0-1) did a great job of hanging with the Jaguars, and after the season opening loss they will also be in action Saturday at Southern Durham. Tip is set for 4:00

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Big Second Half Sends Garner to Round Three


After falling behind 20-7, Garner went on a mission to come all the way back and defeat Middle Creek 35-20 at Trojan Stadium and advance to the third round of the state playoffs.

Middle Creek (9-4) went up by seven on their first drive of the game. The Mustangs converted on two separate third downs to keep the dive moving and here also helped when quarterback Garrett Leatham rumbled 26 yards to set up Naylann Lopez for 10 yards and the first score of the game, and the only score of the first quarter.

Garner (11-2) came back in the second quarter to knot the game at seven. After a three and out by the defense, Garner got great field position after the punt and they capitalized. On the first play of the drive, Juwan Moye, got the ball on the end around and ran over a man at the one for the first Trojan score of the game.

However, Middle Creek had an answer as on the ensuing drive, the Mustangs got their running game going as they used a lot of Lopez on the ground as he caped the drive with his second score of the night, this one, from 21 yards out. The Mustangs missed the point after and only had a six point lead. That would be the score at the half.

In the second half, Middle Creek got the ball to start the half and promptly converted a third and 15 with a 48-yard pass play which set up another touchdown run and a 20-7 Mustang lead.

After Garner fumbled on the next drive, Middle Creek recovered, but this time they went for it on fourth and one and the Garner defense held giving the Trojans the football at their own 45.

This time Garner used a lot of AJ Clanton as they marched the ball down the field on the Middle Creek defense and finally it was Clanton into the end zone for the score and a 20-14 lead for Middle Creek.

As the third quarter clock wound down, Garner was still only down by three and following a Mustang punt, the Trojans took over on their 21 yard line with just six seconds left in the quarter. Rather than sit on the ball, Garner went to a trick play. Clanton got the pitch from the quarterback and fired a missile to a wide open Moye who took it all the way for the score and after the Connor Torruella extra point, Garner had a 21-20 lead.

After Middle Creek went three and out, again, Garner had great field position and on the first play of the drive, Clanton took it 58-yards for the score and all of a sudden the Trojans had a 28-20 lead.

Late in the fourth quarter, Garner added another score to put the game out of reach as Moye took it around the end for 36 yards and a 35-20 lead that Middle Creek couldn't overcome.

The Trojans will hit the road next Friday as they travel to Wake Forest-Rolesville for the third round of the state playoffs.

Winter Sport Picture Info.

Winter Sports Teams Pictures will be taken on Nov.23rd all team members should have their packages by THIS Friday, November 19th.

If you have any questions, call the athletic department at (919) 662-2415

Tookie's Grill Show is Back TONIGHT!

The Trojan Sports Network returns to Tookie's Grill tonight at 6:30 for our weekly chat about Trojan Sports. However, tonight's show will once again focus on the High School Football Playoffs. We'll break down what happened last Friday and get you set for all the matchups this week in the 4A and 4AA.

The show will start at 6:30 LIVE at Tookie's Grill in Garner, however, if you can't attend the show, you can LISTEN LIVE BY CLICKING HERE!

We also encourage you to email in your playoff questions for our pannel of experts to

Hope you'll join us TONIGHT at Tookie's.

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Garner's Capital Effort Sends them to Round Two


In week two of the high school football season, Broughton came into Trojan Stadium and defeated the Garner Trojans 21-20, a lot has changed since August 28th and on Friday night Garner showed how much they have improved as they blasted the Capitals 42-9.

Broughton (6-5) got on the board first as Garner gave them a short field. However, the Trojan defense came up big as the Caps had it first in goal from inside the three yard line and had to settle for a 28-yard Hayden Pezzoni field goal and a 3-0 lead.

On the ensuing drive, Garner (10-1) took the ball down the field with a steady diet of the run, and after seven plays, the Trojans had it first and goal from the five yard line. One play later, Tyler Hinton got into the end zone to make it 7-3 Garner, which would be the score after the first quarter.

Garner took their second possession of the second quarter and started from the Broughton 48 yard line. On the first play from scrimmage, AJ Clanton took the ball 47 yards down to the one and two plays later, Hinton scored his second touchdown of the night and the Trojans were up 14-3, a lead they took into the locker room.

The Trojans got the ball to begin the second half and picked up right where they left off in the first half. Facing a third and five, Lemond Johnson found Clanton on a screen pass and the Trojan running back rumbled 65 yards into the end zone and made it 21-3.

Following another Broughton punt, it was the Clanton show again as he took the ball 49 yards to the house and another score for a 28-3 lead heading to the fourth quarter.

It took little time for Garner to score in the final stanza as following a Caps punt, Clanton took it in for pay dirt again, this time from 44 yards out and it was 35-3 Trojans.

After the two teams played the field position game for a couple of series, Garner got on the board again for the final time, this time it was a defensive score as Parrish Crowder tried to fire the home run ball, but it was picked off by Davonte Atkinson who returned the punt 55 yards for the final score of the night.

Broughton scored a late touchdown on a pass to Chris Brickhouse and missed the two-point try as the Trojans went on to win 42-9.

With the win, the Trojans advanced to round two of the State Playoffs where they will host the Middle Creek Mustangs at Trojan Stadium next Friday at 7:30.

Enojoy this great slide show by Coach Jason Boyette to get you set for Friday night!

Playoff Preview Show LIVE Tonight at Tookie's

Tonight, the Trojan Sports Network will take a break from the usual format of their Tuesday night show and will take the course of the show to break down the 4A and 4AA playoff brackets.

Also, we will take time to talk in depth about the Trojans first round opponent, the Broughton Capitals. The show will be LIVE at 6:30 at Tookie's Grill in Garner and joining the Network on Tuesday night will be a couple of special guests.

We hope you can make it to Tookie's Grill at 6:30 to watch the show live, however, if you can't make it, you can LISTEN LIVE by CLICKING HERE!!

If you have any questions about any of the match ups that you want answered, just send in your question to

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Garner Blanks Harnett Central to Win Conference Championship


It's been the same story for the Garner Trojans after each win during their current nine game winning streak, scoring early and often and getting great defensive play. That was the way things worked out for Garner as they defeated Harnett Central 42-0 in the second battle of the Trojans.

Garner (9-2, 7-0) got the ball first and ran the ball down the field on the Harnett Central (7-4, 4-3) defense. On the games opening kick off, AJ Clanton returned the ball 47 yards to put Garner in business and four plays later, Juwan Moye scored on a reverse to put the Trojans up 7-0.

After a three and out by Harnett Central, Garner took over at the Central 40 yard line and Garner moved the ball with the run down the field and on the fifth play of the drive, Lemond Johnson hit Bryan Watkins in the end zone for a 10 yard strike at it was 14-0 Garner.

Once again, Central had to punt the ball away and pinned Garner back deep at their own four yard line. That was no problem as Clanton broke free and rumbled 96 yards and a 21-0 lead for Garner.

Again, Harnett Central punted and the Trojans began a long methodical scoring drive that took over seven minutes off the clock and covered 57 yards and on fourth and goal, Johnson snuck in to make it 28-0 in favor of the home team.

After another Central punt, Garner had great field position at the Central 49 and after three runs, Demetrius Fairley scored from five yards out and Garner took a 35-0 lead into the locker room.

At halftime, the Trojans honored the first class of the Garner High School Hall of Fame as Babara Kelly, Hal Stewart, Anthony Barbour, Pat Watkins and Donald Williams were welcomed into the hall.

When the second half began, both sets of Trojans played the field position game. But, very early in the fourth quarter, Garner put their final touchdown on the board as Fairley scored to make it 42-0.

Harnett Central had one shot at the end zone very late in the fourth quarter, but the top ranked Trojan defense stopped Central on four straight plays inside the two yard line to put an exclamation point on the game and the 42 point Garner win.

With the win, the Trojans are out right conference champions and will be the number one seed from the Greater Neuse River Conference when the state playoffs begin next week.

Garner will be at home next Friday night at 7:30 against Broughton in the first round of the state playoffs!

Baseball Parents Need Your Help

The current Baseball Parents are in the process of remodeling the Press Box at the Garner High Baseball Field. Once complete, it will be more than just a press box, it will be a club house/locker room for the varsity players. The plans include creating a GMHS Baseball “Wall of Fame” during the remodel - this is where they need your assistance.

They am looking for facts, photos, and memorabilia concerning past Trojans Baseball Players. Specifically they are interested in the ones that played at the college level and beyond.
It is my desire that trivia from the past along with old jerseys/bats/baseballs/etc will challenge the athletes to play for the team (not themselves) in order to leave a legacy for the organization.
“What will be your legacy?” is the wall’s theme.

If you can help with this endeavor, contact Phil Faucette via email at

Thanks for your help!

East Garner Wins the Garner Bowl


East Garner kept control of the Garner Cup with a 28-0 win over North Garner on Wednesday night at Trojan Stadium.

The East Garner Trojans racked up a 22-0 halftime lead thanks to their run oriented offense and a couple of North Garner turnovers.

In the second half, East Garner scored on their first drive of the third quarter to go up 28-0 as North Garner couldn't find their offensive rhythm.

Congratulations to both teams on a pair of great season!

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This Week in Trojan Athletics Show is BACK tonight!

After taking last week off, the This Week in Trojan Athletics Show will return tonight LIVE from Tookie's Grill in Garner. The show, will begin at 6:30 and will last around an hour. During the show this week, we will highlight as many fall sports as possible and talk with a couple of coaches along with a member of the Trojan football squad.

We hope you'll make plans to join us at Tookie's Grill at 6:30 on Tuesday night. HOWEVER, if you can't make it to the show, you can listen LIVE by simply CLICKING HERE!!

Also, we hope you will send in your comments or questions to

Big First Half Sends Garner to Easy Win


Garner scored early and often on Friday night to blow past East Wake 63-6 at Johnny Sasser Stadium for their eighth straight win.

The Trojans (8-2, 6-0) gave the Warriors the football to start the game, however on the third play of the game, Chris Pernell fumbled and Bernard Owens scooped up the football and gave Garner the ball at the Warrior 27. One play later, Lemon Johnson hit Juwan Moye in the corner of the end zone and it was quickly 7-0 Garner.

After a punt by East Wake, Garner used three AJ Clanton runs to score their second touchdown of the night as Clanton scored from three yards out following runs of 38 and 12 on the drive. Garner now had a 14-0 lead.

East Wake (2-8, 2-4) then turned the ball over on downs giving the Trojans the football in the Warrior end once more. After a 16 yard pick up on first down, Tyler Hinton capped the drive with a 20-yard touchdown run a a 21-0 Garner lead midway through the first quarter.

On their next possession, Garner had the ball deep in their own end, but, Clanton rumbled 81 yards down to the 11 yard line and tow plays later, Johnson scored to make it 28-0.

East Wake took the ball again looking for some offense but it would be the Trojan defense that found some offense as Andre Gillispe picked up a fumble and rambled 21 yards for the score and a 35-0 lead which ended the first quarter scoring.

Garner had a long drive that began at the end of the first quarter and continued at the beginning of the second quarter. However, the drive stalled and the Trojans sent Connor Torruella on to try a 45-yard field goal which hit the cross bar and bounced through and a 38-0 lead.

After playing a field position game, East Wake turned the ball over again and Joshua Bullock was right there to pick it up and run 65-yards for another score and it was 45-0 Garner. The Trojans added a 24 yard field goal by Torruella to end the half and take a 48-0 lead to the locker room.

On the first drive of the second half, Garner got a 78-yard kick off return from Juwan Moye to set the Trojans up where two plays later, Demetrius Fairley scored from two yards away and make it 55-0 Garner.

Later, in the third, Garner took over at the East Wake 27 and after a couple of Fairley runs, Hinton scored from two yards and made it 61-0.

The final Garner score came late in the fourth quarter with the Warriors backed up in their own end and on second down and long, Bullock flung down Damian Holder in the end zone for the first safety of the season for the Trojans. East Wake added a late score to make the final score 63-6.

With the win, the Trojans lock up the Greater Neuse River Conference Championship for the first time since 2007!

Garner will cap the regular season next Friday night when they host Harnett Central at Trojan Stadium. Kick-off is set for 7:30

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JV Trojans Close Home Schedule with Impressive Win

The JV Football squad returned home on Thursday night as they closed the home portion of their schedule as they took on the East Wake Warriors.

Garner (7-2) started the scoring on the opening drive of the game as the Trojans used a steady diet of Raevon Smith as they moved the ball down the field on six plays before Smith scored from seven yards out to give Garner a 7-0 lead.

East Wake answered right back taking eight plays to get the ball to the Garner 28 yard-line before Trent Evans hit Evan Finch for 28 yards and a touchdown to tie the game at seven and after playing a field position game, the first quarter ended in a seven all tie.

The Trojans began the second quarter with the football as they were in the midst of a drive which was capped with a Greg Stewart touchdown run from a yard out and with just over nine minutes to play in the half, the Trojans were up 14-7.

On the ensuing drive, East Wake had moved the ball to the Trojan 41 yard line, but on the sixth play of the drive, Evans fired over the middle where Smith picked off the pass and rumbled down the side line 90 yards to make it 21-7 Garner after a Tyler White extra point.

The Warriors went three and out on the next drive and Garner took just three plays to get the ball to the East Wake 27 where Smith collected his second offensive score of the night and third total score to make it 28-7 Garner with just over two minutes for the half.

Again, the Trojans forced East Wake to punt on the next drive and on the punt, Armani Lanier fielded the kick and ran it to the house, 40 yards to give Garner a 35-7 halftime lead.

On Garner's first drive of the second half, the Trojans used five run plays which was highlighted by a 12 yard Stewart run to put Garner in a first and goal situation where Vince Jefferies finished the drive on a two-yard quarterback keeper to make it 42-7 Garner.

East Wake took the ensuing kick-off and marched 63 yards in 10 plays to make it 42-13 on a Evans to Finch touchdown pass, the second of the night.

Garner put up one more score which used most of the fourth quarter clock as the Trojans went 75 yards in 12 plays. The big play of the drive was a Brayden Sims catch on third and 15 in which he picked up 21 yards and gave the Trojans the ball at the Warrior 15 yard line. Garner punched it in two plays later as Oloniy "Snoop" Dawson scored to give the Trojans a 49-13 lead.

The Warriors moved the ball down the field on their final drive, but the Connor Earp's pass was picked off in the end zone by Keon Harkins-Muse to preserve the 49-13 win for the Trojans.

Garner will finish their season next Thursday night at 7:00 when they travel to Harnett Central to take on the other set of Trojans.

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Lady Trojan Golf Team has a State Qualifier!

After the regionals yesterday, the Lady Trojan Golf team under the direction of first year head coach Connie Barnes has a state championship participant.

Nichole Ceyrolles qualified for the State Tournament! She will play Monday and Tuesday at Pinehurst.

Congratulations Nichole and also congratulations to the other members of the team for an outstanding season.

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Soccer Falls on Senior Night

The Varsity Soccer team returned home on Tuesday night for their final home match of the regular season and prior to the contest against East Wake, Garner paused to honor their seniors and to thank them for their effort to the program.

Garner's seniors are: Brian Godwin, Alex Rojas, Will Pittman, Jamar Ortiz, Cory McCormick, Cliff Smith, Chase Morgan, Matt Pollack, Kyle Tobin, Angel Suazo, Felipe Cobix-Lara, and Connor Torruella.

However, once the match started, East Wake caught most of the breaks as the Warriors netted a first half goal to take a 1-0 lead to halftime.

In the second half, the Trojans had several chances to score, but the ball didn't bounce their way and East Wake score two very late second half goals to take the match 3-0.

Garner will close the regular season tomorrow night at 6:30 when they travel to Harnett Central.

JV Trojans Top East Wake

The JV Trojans continued their great play with a 2-1 win over East Wake on Tuesday afternoon.

Both of the Garner goals came in the first half and off the foot of Taylor Stephens. East Wake put up a goal in the second half and the Trojans survived the final moments of the match to earn the win.

Garner will wrap up their season tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 when they travel to Harnett Central to take on the other set of Trojans.

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Volleyball Falls in Second Round

The Varsity Volleyball team made history on Tuesday night as they hosted a second round playoff match for the first time in school history, the opponent for the Lady Trojans was Pinecrest out of the Southeastern Conference.

It was a tough night for the Lady Trojans as Pinecrest used their height to an advantage as they dropped the first game on the match. Game two, was similar to the first as Garner could not get a rhythm but they hung tough and fell in game two 25-15.

That set up a must win situation for the Lady Trojans and unfortunately the Garner couldn't get past the tough Pinecrest squad as they fell in three games.

Garner's season ends with a 19-5 season and a conference championship. Congratulations to the Lady Trojans for a great season and thanks to the seniors, Morgan Daeke, Hallie Warner, Anna Burton and Ashley Carroll for their great careers and service to the Volleyball program!

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Band Boosters Events

The Garner Band Boosters are hosting a Yard Sale/Bake Sale and Corn Hole Tournament on Saturday November 6, 2010. The Yard sale will begin at 7:30am. Spaces for the Yard Sale will be $10 for one of $15 for two. Yard Sale items and baked goods will be accepted for the Band Booster Booth. The Cornhole Tournament will be held at 11:00am. Teams of 2 will compete in three categories: Juniors (12 and under), Teens (13 - 18), Adults (19 and older). The cost to enter thr Tournament is $10 per team. Please send an e-mail to to reserve your space for the yard sale or to register your team for the tournament. Please include both names on your team the category you are entering.

On Sunday November 7, 2010 from noon to 6pm, Fantastic Sam's on HWY 401S will be hosting a fundraiser for the Band programs of Garner Magnet HS. ALL Haircuts during this time are $10 and the entire $10 is being given to the Band Programs. Fantastic Sam's has asked that we provide students with their instruments to be out on front of the store playing some tunes and promoting the fundraiser.

Volleyball Makes History and Move on to Round Two

For the second year in a row, the Lady Trojans hosted a home playoff match at Trojan Gym, unlike last year, Garner found an early rhythm and didn't look back as they defeated Pine Forest three games to one on Saturday afternoon to move on to the second round.

Garner (19-4) took the first game of the match as they got off to a quick start winning the first two points of the game en route to a 26-24 win in the opening game. In the second game of the match Pine Forest (13-9) was the team off to the fast beginning as they opened up and 11-7 lead in the second game and held on to win 25-19.

With the match all knotted at one aside, Garner broke it open taking the third game of the match in a route 25-9. Pine Forest couldn't recover as the Lady Trojans also took the fourth game of the match 25-22 to win the match three games to one.

The Lady Trojans will return home on TUESDAY night as they will host the second round playoff match for the first time in school history. Garner will face the Pinecrest (23-6) the number two seed out of the Southeastern Conference, the match is set for 6:00.

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Trojans Grindout Win Over Bulldogs


It was built as a defensive battle and on Friday night at John Baker Stadium, the game lived up to its hype, but the Garner defense was just a little bit better on Friday night as they defeated Southeast Raleigh 21-10 to remain perfect in the Greater Neuse River Conference.

After a scoreless first quarter, Garner (7-2, 5-0) struck first as they went 99 yards for the games first score. With a steady diet of the run, Garner moved the ball down the field on the Bulldog defense until they had it inside the red zone, however, the defense for Southeast kept the Trojans out of the end zone, until fourth down and goal, when AJ Clanton scored his ninth touch down of the season and after the Connor Torruella point after, Garner had a 7-0 lead.

Southeast Raleigh (6-3, 4-1) came right back and answered as they moved the ball through the air with their junior quarterback, David Washington, however the drive stalled and the Bulldogs settled for a 27 yard Taylor Bets field goal which cut the lead to 7-3 midway through the second quarter.

After the Trojans went three and out on the ensuing drive, Southeast took over at their own 33 and after a short six yard gain, the 'Dawgs went to the air as Washington found Tristan Walker over the middle for a 61-yard touchdown pass and Southeast took a 10-7 lead which they carried into the locker room at halftime.

Just like the first quarter, the games third stanza was another defensive battle filled with turnovers and punts. But, as the quarter began to wind down, Garner had some offensive rhythm going and as the third quarter came to a close, the Trojans had a third and goal from the Bulldog one yard line.

On the opening play of the final quarter, Juwan Moye got the end around and scored from the one and gave the Trojans a 14-10 advantage.

Southeast had a chance on the ensuing drive as they moved the ball down the field but, on third down, the Bulldogs fumbled and Garner recovered at their own 49 yard line.

Once Garner took over after the miscue, it took just three plays for Clanton to find the end zone for the second time on the night and gave the Trojans a 21-10 lead.

Southeast couldn't respond as the Trojan defense was rock solid and kept the Trojans perfect on the road as Garner took control of the Greater Neuse River Conference race.

The Trojans will be back on the road next week as they travel to Johnny Sasser Stadium to take on the East Wake Warriors. Kick-off is set for 7:30.

Time Warner Cable broadcasted the game tonight and it will be available to watch beginning on Sunday morning on channels 199 or 1047 for TWC customers.

JV Trojans Drop Close one to Southeast Raleigh

It was a defensive battle at Trojan Stadium on Thursday night at Trojan Stadium as the JV Trojans welcomed Southeast Raleigh to town for a key conference tilt, unfortunately for the Trojans they couldn't find any offensive rhythm as the Bulldogs defeated Garner 12-7.

After the Trojans couldn't convert on their opening drive of the night, Southeast started from their own 24 yard line and used just three plays to find the end zone using a 64 yard touchdown run to get on the board first. However, the point after was no good so it was just a six point lead early in the first quarter.

After a back and forth first quarter which saw long drives and turnovers, Southeast still had a six point lead. However, on their second drive of the second quarter, the Trojans found the end zone. They began the drive at their own 40 yard line and used just three plays for their first touchdown of the night as Raevon Smith rumbled 42 yards for the score and gave the Trojans a 7-6 lead after Tyler White's point after.

On the ensuing drive for Southeast Raleigh, they used 18 plays to march the ball down the field and had a first and goal on the Trojan nine yard line with just one second left in the half, and on the final play of the second quarter the Bulldogs failed to convert and the teams went to the locker room with Garner leading 7-6.

After another long drive by the Bulldogs to begin the third quarter, the Garner defense held however the offense couldn't find any momentum on the offensive side of the ball and after three it was still 7-6 Garner.

Southeast had the first drive of the game's final quarter and used seven plays to take the ball down the field before another 42 yard touchdown run gave them at 12-7 lead. Southeast elected to attempt a two point try but the Garner defense was solid and with just over eight minutes left in the game, the Trojans still had a shot.

On the ensuing drive, Garner used a steady diet of the run to move the ball to the Bulldog 28 yard line and on fourth down and seven, the Trojans went to the air as Vince Jefferies hit Brayden Sims for a six yard completion, but Garner was just short of the marker and Southeast got the ball back.

Garner's defense again came up big forcing a three and out for Southeast and have great field position following a punt and the Bulldog 40 yard line. But, on the first play of the drive, Jefferies was sacked and the ball came loose and found the arms of a waiting Southeast Raleigh defender. The Bulldogs then ran out the clock to come away with the 12-7 win.

The Trojans return to action next Thursday when the host East Wake at Trojan Stadium with kick-off set for 7:00.

Volleyball Earns Conference Championship

It took four games, but the Varsity Volleyball squad defeated West Johnston three games to one at home on Wednesday night to capture the Greater Neuse River Conference Tournament Championship!

The Lady Trojans finished the conference season with at perfect 17-0 record and will host the first round of the state playoffs.

Garner took the first game of the match 25-12 and the second game in a tight 26-24 contest in the second game. The Wildcats rallied to win the third game of the match 25-18. However, in the final game of the match the Lady Trojans took control to take the match and the conference tournament title 25-16.

The Lady Trojans will host their first round playoff game on SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT 1:00 when they welcome Pine Forest to town.

Congratulations to the Lady Trojans.

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Strong Show for Cross Country at Conference Meet!

Congratulations to our men's cross country team on their third place finish Tuesday in the Greater Neuse River Conference meet. They finished 3rd behind West Johnston and Clayton with an average time of 18:32:15. All seven of the Trojan runners came in under 20 minutes.

The top five runners were: Taylor Brunson, 8th, 17:39; Alan Careaga,14th, 18:27; Matt Marcom, 17th, 18:31; Justin Burkey,19th, 18:42; and Tyler Littmann,25th, 19:19.

Taylor, Alan, and Matt will qualify for all-conference

Congratulations to our women's cross country team on their fourth place finish Tuesday in the Greater Neuse River Conference meet. The Lady Trojans finished behind West Johnston, Southeast, and Clayton, with an average time of 24:39.

The top five runners were: Peta-Gaye Allen, 18th, 22:19, Miranda Fox, 28th, 24:42; McKenzie Bennett, 29th, 24:43; Monica Moynan, 31st, 24:55; and Brittanie Love, 39th, 26:35.

Peta-Gaye will qualify for all-conference

Great job to Coach Davis and the Cross Country squad!

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This Week in Trojan Athletics Show Returns TONIGHT!

After taking last week off, the Trojan Sports Network will return to Tookie's Grill on Tuesday night as they talk all things Trojan Sports. With the playoffs right around the corner, there is a ton to talk about.

We invite you to attend the show which will begin at 6:30 LIVE from Tookie's Grill in the Forest Hills Shopping Center.

However, if you can't attend the show, you can listen live by CLICKING HERE!!!

You can also email in your questions or comments by sending them to

Hope to see you at Tookie's on Tuesday night!

Gregg Norris


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Garner NC 27529

Volleyball Advances to GNR Final with Thrilling Win

After defeating Clayton in five games last week, the Varsity Volleyball squad hosted the semi-final round of the Greater Neuse River Conference Tournament on Monday night at Trojan Gym.

The Lady Trojans drew the first semi-final and were pushed to the limit by a scrappy Knightdale squad. The Knights had Garner on the ropes as they took the first two games of the match 23-25 and 22-25.

However, Garner rebounded to win the next two games 25-20 and 25-2, which forced a fifth and decisive game to decide who would move on to the finals and in a back and fourth contest, the Lady Trojans prevailed 19-17.

Garner will host the championship match on WEDNESDAY NIGHT at 7:00 when they will take on West Johnston or East Wake.

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