Trojans claim Holiday Invitational Championship


It took 17 tries but Garner finally completed their mission as the Trojans downed the St. Raymon Ravens out of the Bronx, New York 75-63 to win the American Airlines bracket of the 40th annual Holiday Invitational.

Garner (10-1) controlled the tempo of the opening quarter as Dominique Reed scored all eight of his first half points in the opening quarter while Gavin Wilson scored nine first quarter points to give the Trojans a 22-18 lead after one quarter.

St. Raymond (9-3) who was rated as the second best team int eh state of New York trailed by as many as 12 points in the second quarter but began to come back as Nkereuwem Okoro scored nine points in the second quarter to make it a 39-31 Trojan lead at the break.

The third quarter belonged to the Ravens as they clawed back from the deficit but Cameron Redd kept the Trojans ahead with six points in the third to give Garner a 50-47 lead heading into the final quarter.

With the Championship on the line, the Trojans held their ground and began to pull away thanks to Reed who scored all 12 of his second half points in the final stanza as he finished with 20 points and helped the Trojans begin to pull away.

Late in the game, Garner was able to hit their foul shots to take home the 75-63 victory and become the first public school to win an eight team bracket in the Holiday Invitational since 1989.

Demarcus Sanford and Gavin Wilson were both named to the all-tournament team while Reed was selected as the Tournament Most Valuable Player.

Garner will return home to Trojan Coliseum on Tuesday night at 8:00 when they host West Johnston.

Trojans rally past Kinston; advance to Championship


In a game with so many upperclassmen stars, it was a Freshman who made the difference for Garner on Thursday night in the semi-finals of the Holiday Invitational. Julius Barnes scored all 11 of his points in the fourth quarter including a late three to lift the Trojans past Kinston 69-65.

Garner (9-1) couldn't get anything going in the first half as they trailed 19-9 after the first quarter and 36-29 at the break thanks to a big opening half from Denzel Keyes of Kinston (9-3) as he poured in 16 of his game high 24 points in the first.

The Trojans clawed their way back the entire third quarter but had nothing to show for it as they trailed 46-41 after three.

But, in the fourth, it was the freshman, Barnes, who rose to the occasion as he buried a three from the wing to knot the score. Once the Trojans tied the game, it was a senior leader, Gavin Wilson, who drove the baseline and laid it in to give Garner their first lead of the game at 52-51 with 5:09 left.

Like good teams do, Kinston refused to die and kept the game close before building a three point, 60-57 lead with 2:38 left. Once again, Barnes did the work for Garner knocking down two three's down the stretch.

With the game on the line and less than a minute to play, the freshman stepped to the line and calmly knocked down a pair of free throws to give Garner a three point lead.

Kinston had once last chance to tie the game with under 10 seconds left but a three pointer from Adnrew Lopez was blocked by Josh McClain as he perserved the 69-65 victory for Garner.

The Trojans advance to the championship game tomorrow night for the first time since 1998 as they will face St. Raymond out of the Bronx, New York. Tip-off from Broughton's Holliday Gymnasium is slated for 7:20.

JV Boys Win Championship

Coach Bloms and his JV Trojans continued their winning ways as they knocked off Athens Drive 77-69 to win the Athens Drive JV Tournament.

The JV Trojans are back in action on Tuesday night at 5:15 when they host West Johnston.

Trojans advance in Holiday Invitational


Garner faced off against one of the top recruits in the country on Wednesday night and answered the call as the Trojans hammered nationally ranked Strake Jesuit out of Houston, Texas 76-61 at Holliday Invitational.

Jesuit (10-3) manged to keep the Trojans close leading 12-10 after the first quarter, however, in the second quarter Garner (8-1) got a big game from Dominique Reed who scored 11 of his team high 21 points in the second quarter to keep the game close as both teams went into the locker room tied at 23.

In the third quarter, Garner jumped out to a huge lead as they dominated the boards outscoring the Crusaders 20-9 in the third quarter and took a 53-34 lead to the final eight minutes.

In the fourth quarter, Larry Richardson found his offensive game after defending Duke recruit Rasheed Sulaimon the entire game, scored 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter to lift the men of Troy to the 76-61 victory.

Garner will advance in the winners bracket to face Kinston tomorrow night at 7:20 inside Broughton's Holliday Gymnasium. The Trojan Sports Network will carry the game beginning at 7:00.

JV Boys reach final

Coach Bloms and his JV Trojans advanced to the final of the Athens Drive JV Tournament with a 67-60 victory over Millbrook.

The JV Trojans will face host school Athens Drive tomorrow night at 7:00 for the Championship.

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The Trojans will be back in action in the Knightdale Duals on Friday and Saturday and Knightdale High School.

Trojans drop first game of the year


Wake Forest-Rolesville couldn't miss on Monday night and they used the home crowd at Larry Lindsay Gymnasium to hand Garner their first loss of the year, 80-62.

The Cougars (8-2) jumped out to an early 11-4 lead in the first quarter and were able to survive a quick Garner run to close the first quarter up 21-19. But, Dominique Reed was the steady hand for the Trojans in the first quarter scoring 10 of his game high 21 in the opening period.

Garner (7-1) tried to cut into the lead into the second quarter as they went on a 5-0 spurt midway through the stanza. However, the Cougars were able to extend the advantage to 10-points at 38-28 at the break.

But after halftime everything went the way of the Cougars and the Trojans didn't have an answer as Wake Forest took a 56-40 after three.

The fourth quarter was more of the same as the Cougars handed Garner their first loss of the season 80-62.

Garner will return to action on Dec. 28 when they face Strake Jesuit of Houston, Texas in the opening round of the High School Holiday Invitational. Tip-off from Broughton's Holiday Gym is slated for 7:20 p.m.

Varsity Girls fall

Coach Mays and his Lady Trojans were coming off a big win over SSS on Friday night, however, they couldn't capitalize on the victory as they dropped a non-conference tilt to Wake Forest-Rolesville 53-48 on Monday night.

The Lady Trojans return to action on January 3 when they host West Johnston at 6:30.

JV Splits

The JV Lady Trojans fell to Wake Forest-Rolesville 48-20 on Monday night, they are back on the hardwood January 3 at 4:00 when they host West Johnston.

Coach Bloms and the JV Boys continued their winning ways with a 74-63 victory at Wake Forest-Rolesville on Monday night. They'll be back in action on December 27 at a JV Tournament at Athens Drive.

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Trojans smash Spartans


Garner didn't have one of their best shooting night of the season but in the end, it didn't matter as the Trojans rolled to to a 7-0 record with a 87-50 thrashing of Smithfield-Selma on Friday night.

Both teams got off to a slow start as the Sparants (5-3, 1-2) hung tough with the Trojans for the first quarter trailing by only eight at 18-10 after the first stanza. However, the Trojans began to pull away in the second quarter outscoring SSS 18-8 to take a 36-18 lead into the locker room.

You could tell it would be a special night for Trojan big man Cameron Redd who dominated the first half scoring 13 of his career high 22 points in the first 16 minutes. It was the second consecutive game that Redd achieved a new career high as he also picked up 18 rebounds (also a career high) and his second straight double-double.

The Trojans coasted through the second half as each player saw time and after taking a 62-27 lead after three, the Spartans could do little to slow down the Trojans as foul trouble plagued SSS all night long which allowed the Trojans to roll to the 87-50 victory.

Garner is back in action on Monday night when they travel to Wake Forest-Rolesville High School to battle the Cougars at 7:30.

Lady Trojans earn victory

Trailing by 11 points at the break, Coach Mays and his Lady Trojans found a way to come from behind to earn their first conference victory of the season with a 62-54 win.

Kiyanna Stokes was the leader for Garner as she put the team on her back and poured in 35 points for the Lady Trojans.

Garner is back at home on Monday night at 7:30 when they host Wake Forest-Rolesville.

JV's sweep

Both JV teams earned wins over the Spartans on Friday night as the JV Girls started the day with a 36-28. Then, Coach Bloms and the JV Boys earned a 47-28 victory.

The JV Girls are home on Monday at 6:00 vs. Wake Forest-Rolesville while the JV Boys travel to WFR at 6:00.

Swimmers have another top showing

The Lady Trojan swimming takes their 3rd straight of the season at NCSU pool Dec. 15th:
1) Garner 124, 2) Heritage 111, 3) Clayton 68;

Men scores:1) Clayton 121, 2) Garner 95, 3) Heritage 90.

Individual winners: Devin Green, 50 Yard Freestyle; Emily Martin, 100 Yard Breaststroke; Relay winners for the Trojans: Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay (Maggie Ennis, Emily Martin, Natalie Buitrago & Jessica Martin); Girls 400 Yard Freestyle Relay (E.Martin, Gabi Dugal, Buitrago & Ennis)

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Wrestling falls to SSS


106 Quintin Campbell (G) vs Knowledge Robinson Tech Fall (SS) 22-8
113 Aschalew Teka (G) AJ Blackmon Pin 1:52
120 James Box (G) FF
126 Sean Owens (G) vs Manuel Espinoza (SS) Pin 5:25
132 Justin Scales vs Brandon Johnson (SS) Pin 3:33
138 Duncan Ozturk vs Alejundro Cebellas (SS) Pin 3:57
145 Emon Kiser FF
152 Anthony Finochio (G)vs. Greg Rollins (SS) 4-1
160 Devon Johnson (G) vs Miguel Garcia Pin :27 (G)
170 William Hall vs. Will Hopkins (SS) Pin 4:43
182 Benny Francise vs Sam Gray 7-15 (G)
195 Brandon Russell vs Branden Deleon Pin 1:44 (G)
220 Fransicso Cedra vs Zack Rhodes Pin 5:06 (S)
285 Dillion Counts vs Isiah Davis Pin 2:50 (SS)

Final score Garner 34 Smithfield Selma 44

Trojans score 100, again


Garner put five players in double-figures and scored 100 points for the second time this season as they blasted East Wake 103-45 on Tuesday night at Trojan Coliseum.

The Trojans (6-0, 2-0) got off to the races again taking a quick 9-0 lead before the Warriors (1-6, 0-2) called their first timeout midway through the opening quarter. However, that timeout did little to slow down Garner as the men of Troy went on an 8-0 run before East Wake called another timeout with 1:48 left in the quarter down 14-0. Following the timeout, the Warriors managed just three points and trailed 20-3 after the opening quarter.

The second quarter was more of the same for Garner who went on a 7-0 run to begin the stanza as Cameron Redd led the Trojans went 15 first half points, nine of which came in the second quarter as he finished with a career high 20 points to lead all scorers. But at the half, Garner led 46-20.

Garner turned it on once again in the second half as Dominique Reed poured in eight of his 12 points in the third quarter while Larry Richardson scored five of his 10 total in the third as well to lead Garner to a 72-30 lead after three.

With the fourth quarter underway, the only question left was could the Trojans hit the century mark? They answer was a resounding yes as Foster Dubar scored all six of his points in the final quarter and with less than a minute to play in the game, Patrick Henneghan hit a bucket to give the Trojans 100 points and after a free throw and one more lay up, Garner closed out a 103-45 victory.

This marks the second time this season that the Trojans have hit the century mark as 14 different players scored for Garner and every player saw the floor.

Garner will travel to Smithfield-Selma Friday night at 8:00 before they travel to the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville Saturday afternoon at 2:00 to take on Neuse Christian.

Lady Trojans fall

The height of East Wake was too much for Coach Mays and the Lady Trojans to overcome on Tuesday night as they fell to 0-2 in the conference with a 56-39 loss.

Garner is on the road Friday night at 6:30 when they take on Smithfield-Selma.

JV Splits

Both JV Teams split with East Wake on Tuesday as the JV Girls fell to the Warriors 35-24 but Coach Bloms and his JV Boys picked up their second conference win in as many tries with a 41-39 victory.

The two JV teams are at SSS on Friday. JV Girls at 4 and boys at 5:15.

Trojan Swimmers Sweep

Trojan swim teams sweep their meet at Smithfield Aquatic Center:
1 - GMHS 146 points, 2 - E. Wake 132, 3- Knightdale 95, 4 - SE Raleigh.

1 - GMHS 149.5 points, 2 - E.Wake 143.5 3 - Knightdale High School Swim 75 4 - SE Raleigh 1.

Trojan winners were: Devin Green, 50 Yard Freestyle; Natalie Buitrago, 100 Yard Freestyle; Daniel Gerrald, 100 Yard Freestyle; Max Kuhns, 100 Yard Breaststroke; Emily Martin, 100 Yard Breaststroke; Relay winners for the Trojans: Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay (Maggie Ennis, E. Martin, Buitrago & Jessica Martin); Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay (E.Martin, Iva Earley, J.Martin & Ennis); Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay (Colin Kroll, Ben Hartgrove, Kuhns, & Green); Girls 400 Yard Freestyle Relay (E.Martin, Gabi Dugal, Buitrago & Ennis)

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Trojans blast Comets


Garner outscored Clayton 20-8 the the third quarter to blow open a 10-point halftime lead as the Trojans coasted past the Comets 72-45 on Friday night at Jerry Smith Court.

The Trojans (5-0, 1-0) placed four players in double figures led by Dominique Reed who posted a double-double with 18 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Trojans.

The men of Troy got off to a fast starting taking a 9-0 lead before Clayton (4-2, 0-1) came back to cut it to a 20-13 lead after the opening quarter. Anthony Gaskins kept the Comets close in the second quarter as he scored six of his team high 11 points in the second and make it a 34-24 Trojan lead at the break.

In that third quarter, Gavin Wilson dialed up a pair of three pointers while Reed scored five of his 18 in the games third stanza and after three, it was 56-34 Garner.

The fourth quarter proved to be more of the same as Garner was able to get the Comets in foul trouble and work the ball to the big guys down low to extend the lead and coast to the 72-45 victory.

Garner returns to action on Tuesday night at 8:00 when they host East Wake at Trojan Coliseum.

Lady Trojans fall short

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poured in 19 points for Coach Mays and the Lady Trojans on Friday night but it wasn't enough as Garner fell to Clayton 69-46 to drop their conference opener.

The Lady Trojans are back in action on Tuesday when they host East Wake at 6:30

JV Girls and boys split with Clayton

Garner's JV Girls fell to Clayton 32-21

The JV boys won 35-28.

Both teams are at home on Tuesday at 4:00 and 5:15 respectively.

Wrestling falls to East Wake

06 Cody Staples pinned Garners Daquan Mackey :37

113 Garners Aschalew Teka won by Foreit

120 Garners James Box won over Morgan Wilder 7-10

126 East Wakes Austin Easley pinned Garners Sean Owens :57

132 East Wakes Azzam Dhamra pinned Garners Justin Scales 1:07

138 East Wakes Rupent Perez pinned Garners Duncan Ozturk 1:16

145 Garner's Emon Kiser pinned East Wakes Daniel Killette in 2:26

152 Garner's Davon Johnson pinned east wakes Dade Lamkins in 3:49

160 East wakes Cullen Casper decision over Anthony Finochio 20-4

170 Garners William Hall pinned East Wakes Freddy Serrano in 1:29

182 Garners Benny Francis pinned East Wakes Tyrone Frazier in 1:39

195 Garners Brandon Russell pinned East wakes Sterling Wilder in 5:39

220 East Wakes Austin Smith pinned Garners Dillion counts in 2:54

285 East Wakes Josh Deis pinned Garners Caleb Pipkin in 2:44

Final Score Garner 39 East Wake 41

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Trojans win Swim Meet

Garner Girls and Boys teams won their swim meet on Tuesday, Nov 29 against Fuquay and SSS.
Next meet is Wednesday, Dec 7 in Smithfield against East Wake, Southeast, and Knightdale.

Gymnastics places second

The Lady Trojan Gymnastics team places second as a team with high scores at their season opening meet at Raleigh School: Hasmine Gale 9.3 beam and 9.25 vault;
Lacey Castora 9.3 bars (second overall) and 9 vault and 8.9 floor; Holly Townsend vault 8.8 and 8.5 bars; Megan Clifford 8.5 vault and 8.4 floor & Sarah Rogers 8.2

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Fall Sports All-Conference announced

The Greater Neuse River Conference announced their fall sports All-Conference winners earlier this week. Below you will find the the All-Conference winners from each sport:


Andre Gillispie (Defensive Player of the Year)
Juwan Moye (Offensive Player of the Year)
Anthony Tucker (Special Teams Player ff the Year)
Sportsmanship Award winner: Zac Wilson.
Coach of the Year: Nelson Smith
All-Conference selections:
Andre Gillispie, Juwan Moye, Anthony Tucker, Greg Milhouse, Jarod McAllister, Tim Thorb, Demetrius Fairley, Gavin Wilson, Jeremie Bologiongo, Josh Bullock, & Tyler Starowicz


Kristen Powell (Player of the Year)
Coach Jason Boyette (Coach of the Year)
All-conference selections: Kristen Powell, Courtney Weathersbee, Ka’asha Jefferies, Elena Mast & Kelsey Bryan


Sportsmanship Award: Zach Wallace
All-Conference selections
Alex Lambert
Kenneth Perkinson


Coach of the Year:
Connie Barnes
Sportsmanship Award: Emily O'Neal
All-Conference Selections:
Lauren Ceyrolles, Nichole Ceyrolles

Garner Holds Cheer Clinic

Join the Garner High School Varsity Cheerleaders for some cheer fun on Saturday, January 7 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., attendees will learn cheers, jumps, chants and a dance and then perform at a GMHS basketball game!

The clinic will be for ages 5-12. Cost is $25 for pre-registration and $30 at the door. Deadline for pre-registration is January 3rd. Cost includes t-shirt to wear at the game, cheer bow, picture with the GMHS cheerleaders and snacks during the clinic.

For more information or registration forms contact Head Coach Helen Cole at

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Trojans blast Imps


Defense was the story for Eddie Gray and the Garner Trojans on Monday night at Trojan Coliseum as they hammered long time rival the Cary Imps 93-34.

Garner (4-0) got out to a 9-2 lead before the Imps called their first timeout of the game but the stoppage of play did little to slow down the men of Troy as they raced out to a 25-4 lead after the opening quarter.

Cary (1-4) couldn't stop the Trojans in the second quarter as Cameron Redd stole the show scoring seven of his 13 points in the second stanza and sent Garner to a 45-8 halftime lead.

The second half was more of the same as Garner took a 66-15 lead after three thanks to Gavin Wilson, who in his first game since football season scored six of his 12 points in the third. Larry Richardson helped the cause scoring seven of his game high 14 in the third.

As the final stanza came closing down, everyone on the Garner roster saw playing time and helped lead the Trojans to the 93-34 lead.

The Trojans open up Greater Neuse River Conference play on Friday night when they travel to Clayton at 8:00

Varsity Girls fall to Imps

Coach Mays and his Lady Trojans battled a good Cary team until the very end, however the Imps used their size down the Garner late 56-51.

Garner travels to Clayton on Friday night at 6:30 to open up conference play.

Trojans fall in State Championship


Garner fell behind 14-0 in the first half and couldn't claw their way back as the fell to Page 35-21 in the 4-AA State Championship game on Saturday afternoon at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem.

Following a scoreless first quarter, James Summers hit Brian Spain in the end zone for the first score of the game and a seven point lead.

Page (15-0) put up another score in the closing moments of the first half as Shaun Workinger scored from six yards out to make it 14-0. Late in the half, the Trojans marched down the field where Vince Jefferies hit Juwan Moye who was called down at the one yard line to end the first half and a 14-0 Pirate lead.

The start of the second half was more of the same for Page as Orlando Hatfield hauled in a 13-yard pass from Summers to make it 21-0.

However, the Trojans (15-1) were on the comeback trail. On their first possession of the second half, Moye ran up the middle 68-yards for the first Trojan score of the night. After the defense forced a three and out, Coach Smith went deep into his play book and dialed up some something new, as Damien Ellis caught the end around and fired it down the field where he hit Anthony Tucker for a 21-14 lead for Page.

However, the Pirates scored on back to back drives to make it 35-14 before Moye scored again for the final 35-21 margin.

Following the game, Gavin Wilson was named most outstanding defensive player for Garner while Moye was named most outstanding offensive player.

Despite the loss, the Trojans will always have a special place in the hearts of Trojans everywhere as the tied a school record for wins at 15. Thanks to Coach Smith and the Trojans for a great season!

Football team sendoff

Join the Garner community in a send-off for the 2011 Eastern Regional Champions. On Saturday morning, fans are encouraged to meet at the "This is Trojan County" Bilboard.

It's the billboard facing the student parking lot and facing Spring Drive. The party begins at 9:15 and make sure you wear your Blue and Gold and send the boys off to Winston-Salem in style!

State Championship Information

Here is some need to know information for Saturday's State Championship game at BB&T Field.

- Tickets are on sale at the school until Friday at Noon in the main office (7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) AND you can purchase them online at

If you purchase tickets online, they will be available at will call and no tickets will be mailed.

- Fans are asked to enter through Gates 11 - 20 at BB&T Field and if you need to buy tickets on Saturday, you can do so at Gate 3.

- Gates will open at 10:00 a.m. but once you leave the Stadium, you must pay to re-enter.

- Parking lots will open at 9:00 a.m. and tailgating is encouraged, the Parking fee is $10 for cars and $15 for buses.

- No spectators will be allowed on the field at ANY time.

- If you need to buy a Garner shirt or hoodie, they will be on sale at Friday's basketball game but you don't attend the basketball game to purchase a shirt or hoodie.

Trojan Wrestling Results

Garner vs. Holly Springs

Garner 0 Holly Springs 81

106 Mackey - Salzer Pin :35
113 Campbell - Faucet Pin 1:07
120 Box - Hannah Pin 0-15
126 Owens - Blake Pin :25
132 Robinson - Johnson Pin :20
138 Sawyer - Dempsy Pin:58
145 Grindstaff - Reindmund Pin :10
152 Finochio - Cramer 3-12
160 Wright - Richardson Pin 1:40
170 Hall - Brady Pin 3:58
182 Cedra-Rodriquez - Blanchet Pin :35
195 Forfeit -
220 Ruicco - Cooper Pin :28
285 Harris - Sauls Pin 1:10

Garner vs. Broughton

Garner 5 - Broughton 30

106 Mackey - Avery Pin 1:31
113 Campbell - Dotson Pin :22
120 Box - Hines Pin 3:05
126 Owens - Rahlan Pin 1:12
132 Robinson Pin 1:05 - Perrer
138 Sawyer - Merritt Pin :43
145 Grindstaff - FF
152 Finochio Pin :35 - Hildreth
160 Wright - Lamrtiniere Pin :57
170 Hall - Longmyer Pin 5:18
182 Cedra-Rodriquez - FF
195 X
220 Ennis Pin 3:56 - Phillips
285 Soumaro - Jefferson Pin :57


Garner - Leesville

106 Mackey Pin 2:47 - Akers
113 Campbell - Farrell Pin 2:10
120 Ferrari - Sheriff :56
126 Scales - Jones :16
132 Robinson - Delacruz Pin 1:52
138 Sawyer - Cesari Pin :56
145 Grindstaff - Ruff Pin :44
152 Finochio - Cates 7-10 Leesville
160 Wright - Laza Pin 1:22
170 Crosten - Sarfaz Pin :27
182 Cedra-Rodriquez - Burns 12-6 Garner
195 X
220 Ruiceco Pin 3:17 - Shafwat Pin 3:56
285 Harris Pin :26 - Ricciuti

Garner 21 - Leesville 57

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Drama presents "The Crucible"

The GMHS Drama Department will be presenting "The Crucible" on Wednesday November 30th, and December 1st & 2nd at 7:00 P.M. in the auditorium. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or reserved seats online using "SeatYourself" We hope to see our Trojan fans there!

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Trojans hammer Fike


Garner opened up the home portion of their 2011-12 basketball season in grand style as Coach Gray the defending two-time Greater Neuse River champions placed six in double-figures as they hammered Wilson Fike 103-72 on Tuesday night at Trojan Coliseum.

Garner (2-0) fell behind 1-0 on an Aaron Sessoms free throw to begin the game and never looked back as they went on a 10-0 run over the next two and a half minutes to open up an nine point lead forcing Fike (0-4) head coach, Brent Seacrest to call a timeout.

But, before you could blink, Garner was running away with the game after the first quarter with a 22-7 lead.

Larry Richardson helped lead the Trojans in the first half with a couple of impressive dunks and a pair of three's to give the men of Troy a 52-24 halftime lead.

The third quarter belonged to Dominique Reed as the senior poured in 11 points in the stanza to finish with 25 points which led all scorers and gave the Trojans a 79-50 advantage after three.

In the fourth, Coach Gray emptied his bench allowing everyone to play as a team effort led Garner to the 103-72 win.

The Trojans return home on Friday night at 7:30 when they welcome Middle Creek to Trojan Coliseum.

Varsity Girls Fall to Fike

Trailing 21-20 at the break, Coach Mays and his Lady Trojans couldn't overcome a poor shooting second half as they allowed Fike to open up a six point lead midway through the third quarter.

However, the Lady Trojans cut the lead to three late in the game before Fike hit some late free throws to pick up the 50-40 win.

The Lady Trojans (1-1) will host Middle Creek on Friday at 6:00

JV Wins

Both JV teams earned wins over Fike on Tuesday night. Coach Ellerbee and her Lady Trojans picked off the Demons 44-34 while Coach Bloms and his squad moved to 2-0 with a 69-42 win.

The JV girls and boys will both travel to Middle Creek on Friday with the girls playing at 6:00 and the boys at 7:30

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State Championship Preview Show at Aversboro Restaurant back Monday Night

The Trojan Sports Network will team up with Aversboro Restaurant to bring you the Playoff Preview Show on Monday night at 7:00.

Chris Edwards, Larry Beck and Brandon Lusk will break down the 4-A and 4-AA State Championship games, including Garner vs. Greensboro Page.

You'll also be able to hear from other special guests.

We encourage you to attend the show at Aversboro Restaurant at 1411 Aversboro Road in Garner.

However, if you can't make it to the show you can listen live to the show by CLICKING HERE .

Look out Winston-Salem, here come the Trojans


Tim Thorb hauled in his second touchdown of the night from Vince Jefferies to put Garner up for good at 34-27 with just over a minute left in the game to propel the Trojans to the 4-AA State Championship game with a victory over Jack Britt.

Garner (15-0) struck first as Demetrius Fairley scored from two-yards out to make it 7-0 Trojans. But the Bucs answered right back late in the first quarter as Mark McCrae fired to Jalen McDaniel, but after a failed extra point, it was 7-6 Trojans.

Jack Britt (11-3) scored on their next drive after a Garner turnover as Kenny Jenkins caught his first touchdown pass of the night to make it 12-7 Bucs after the two-point try was missed.

The Trojans answered right back and were able to answer the call thanks to a holding penalty on Jack Britt to keep the drive alive. On the sixth play after the penalty, Jefferies hit Thorb in the back of the end zone for a 14-12 lead for Garner that they carried to the locker room.

After Garner went three and out to begin the second half, it was the Trojan defense that came up big pick-six with Jarvis Shelton running it back 61-yards for the score and a 21-12 Trojan lead.

Britt came storming back, though on a 11 play drive that was aided by a roughing the passer call on Garner and was capped by a Lindon Watkins touchdown run to make it 21-19 Garner midway through the third quarter.

Once again, the men of Troy responded as Jefferies gunned another touchdown pass, this time to Fairley and a 27-19 Garner lead. Britt right back down the field and scored to tie the game on a touchdown run from Watkins on third and goal from the one and after a successful two-point try, it was 27 all.

For the next three minutes, both defenses came up with stop after stop before Jefferies hit Thorb for the second time and the game winner as Garner came up with the 34-27 win.

The Trojans will now advance to the 2011 4-AA State Championship next week against Greensboro Page. Kick-off from BB&T Field on the campus of Wake Forest University is slated for 3:00.

Tickets are currently on sale in the main office at Garner High.

Sweet TeaV gets your ready for Friday night

Coach Boyette has put together another great video to get you ready for Friday night's East Regional Final at Trojan Stadium.

Trojans open basketball season with win

Coming off a 26-1 season one year ago, Coach Gray and his varsity basketball squad started of their 2011 campaign on the right foot with a 70-51 victory over Athens Drive.

Garner (1-0) posted three guys in double figures led by Larry Richardson with 19, Dominique Reed had 17 and Josh McClain poured in 13.

DeShawn Stabler had seven, DeMarcus Sanford scored five, Cameron Redd with four, Sammy Saunders and Julius Barnes had three apiece.

The Trojans will be back in action on Tuesday, November 29th when they host Wilson Fike at Trojan Coliseum at 8:00.

Varsity Girls Earn Win

Coach Mays and his Varsity Lady Trojans earned their first win of the season defeating Athens Drive 47-38.

Garner will take the Thanksgiving holiday off before returning home to host Wilson Fike on Novemeber 29 at 6:30.

JV Trojans Earn Win

Garner's JV Boys team picked off Athens Drive 95-54 on Monday night at Athens Drive High School.

Coach Bloms and his squad took a 26-5 lead after the first quarter and coasted to the win.

The Trojans are home on November 29 at 5:15 when they welcome Wilson Fike to town.

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Regional Final Tickets on sale

Pre-sale tickets for the East Regional Championship Game will go on sale this Monday (today) at 12:00 and will conclude on Tuesday at 3:00. Cost is $8.00 - Game time is 7:30 on Friday. Gates open at 6:00

Trojans pounce on Pride; Advance to Regional Finals


In a battle of two heavyweight programs on Friday night, Garner was the last man standing as they pulled out a 42-21 over visiting Leesville Road at Trojan Stadium.

Leesville (12-1) scored on the opening possession of the game on a third down and long when Braxton Berrios hit Darajai Robinson for a 73-yard touchdown pass and a early 7-0 lead.

After a three and out by the Trojans, Leesville looked to go up by a pair of scores, but that's when the defense came up big and forced the first Pride turnover of the night which led to the first score of the game for the Trojans as Demetrius Fairley scored from four yards out to knot the game at seven.

On their next possession, Garner (14-0) scored to take the lead as Vince Jefferies hit Juwan Moye in stride for a 34-yard connection and after a Tyler White extra point, it was 14-7 Trojans.

Late in the second quarter, that lead grew to 21-7 as the Trojans put together a 10 play scoring drive that covered 75 yards and ended with another connection from Jefferies to Moye and heading to the locker room it was a 14 point lead for Garner.

The Trojans got the ball to start the second half and wasted little time pouring it on as Moye score again, this time on the ground and from 34-yards out and a 28-7 lead.

However, the Pride wouldn't quit as they answered right back with a touchdown run from Berrios and it was 28-14 midway through the third quarter. Both teams then played field position for the next couple of drives and eventually ended the third quarter with Garner up 28-14.

Up by 14 points, Garner got the ball to start the fourth quarter and again put together a long scoring drive which covered 12 plays and was all on the ground and ended with a four yard run from Fairley.

Again, Leesville responded with a 33 yard scamper from Berrios to make it 35-21. On the ensuing kick-off, Garner got the ball at the Pride 49 yard line thanks to an onside kick which didn't travel the required 10 yards and Garner was able to take about four minutes off the clock before Fairley scored again to make it 42-21.

On the ensuing drive, Berrios was picked off by Raevon Smith to seal the 42-21 victory for the Trojans.

Garner will return to Trojan Stadium next week when they welcome Fayetteville Jack Britt to Trojan Stadium for the Eastern Regional Championship. Kick-off is slated for 7:30.

Sign Board gets a Facelift

GMHS will proudly unveil the creation of artists Vincent and Victor Wood ('91) on Friday, Nov. 18th 4:30PM. The mural depicts the excellence in the Garner Trojans athletic tradition throughout the years

Artists Tim and Vincent Woods said "We're a few days into a sports mural at Garner Magnet High School, honoring the legends of past and present from our hometown. The preliminary sketch above is an idea of the final product as several changes have been made. The mural is being done on the 14'x24' billboard that is one of the most visible landmarks on campus - facing the main road (Spring Drive) sitting directly at the entrance to the sports facilities and parking lot."

They continued "We are going to do our best to have it completed before Fridays playoff football home game vs. Leesville Road. This is a special project to us for a high school that has educated members of our family since it was founded. The coaches, teachers, and learning atmosphere at Garner is unmatched and always will be. That is why the town will continue to produce some of the most talented people on the planet, and also why they also usually stay very close to home."

Playoff Tickets on Sale

Tickets for the Garner/Leesville Road third round playoff game will go on sale Wednesday morning in the office at Garner High School.

The price of the tickets will be $8.00 and can also be purchased until the front office closes at 3:00 each day.

No passes will be accepted on Friday night, kick-off is slated for 7:30

Trojans out last Laney; Advance to third round


In a game filled with offense, it was the Garner defense that came up with the key stops to lift the Trojans to a 55-35 win over Wilmington Laney in the second round of the 4-AA State Playoffs.

Garner (13-0) scored on the opening drive of the game on a touchdown run from Demetrius Fairley. But, that lead wouldn't last long as Laney (8-4) answered right back moving down the field through the air before Mike Sheehan rolled into the end zone to knot the score at seven all.

The Trojans responded with a 18-yard run again from Fairley, however, on the ensuing drive, the Bucs had an answer and scored on a Ryan Lilley two-yard run to make it 14-14 mid way through the opening quarter.

On their next drive, Garner responded as Vince Jefferies hit Anthony Tucker on a fade to the back of the end zone for a 20-14 lead for the home squad. Thanks to that missed extra point, the score for Laney on the next drive gave the Bucs a 21-20 lead.

After Garner scored on a Juwan Moye touchdown run and the Trojans added the two-point conversion it was 28-21, and that's where the defense stepped up.

Laney, on fourth down and four elected to go for it with the ball resting on the Trojan 44-yard line. The Bucs would go to the air but it was knocked away and with that defensive stop, the momentum swung back to the Trojans who were able to run to pay dirt on their next offensive drive to make it 35-21 and the men of Troy never looked back.

Garner would score once more before the break as Jefferies hit Moye from three-yards out and a 42-21 Trojan lead at the break.

The Trojans first score of the second half came early in the third quarter when Fairley found a hole and rumbled 52-yards for the score and a 49-21 lead.

Garner lit the lamp one final time as Gavin Wilson picked up his second interception of the year and took back to the Laney two yard line, one play later, Moye capped the scoring for the Trojans.

Laney added two late scores but couldn't come back as Garner advances to the third round of the state playoffs for the second straight year with a 55-35 win over the Bucs.

Garner will return to Trojan Stadium next week when they host Leesville Road, kick-off is slated for 7:30.

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Garner shuts down Athens to advance


On a soggy night at Trojan Stadium, Garner used their ground attack to down Athens Drive 42-0 in the first round of the 4-AA state playoffs.

Athens Drive (5-7) took the opening kick-off down the field before attempting a 32-yard field goal, however, Tommy Evanoff's kick hit the upright and bounced off.

That was more than enough for Garner (12-0) who took the ensuing possession and marched down field thanks to a 59-yard Juwan Moye run down to the one yard line before Vince Jefferies punched it in for a seven point lead.

Early in the second quarter, the Trojans extended their lead as Jefferies hit Armani Lanier for a 27-yard touchdown strike and a 14-0 lead.

Midway through the third, it was the Garner rushing attack again as the Trojans marched down tho the one yard line before Moye scored to make it 21-0 Garner.

On the ensuing kick-off, Athens fumbled the ball away where Garner picked up the loose ball and on the ensuing drive, Anthony Tucker scored on a reverse and when the extra point snapped was bobble, Moye took off and ran it in for the two-point try and a 29-0 lead.

That lead grew to 36-0 at the break after a Demetrius Fairley 13-yard run and at intermission, it was all Trojans.

Garner put their final score on the board on the first drive of the third quarter. The scoring drive lasted 13 plays and covered 65 yards taking over six minutes off the clock and was capped with Fairley's second score of the night as the Trojans rolled to the second round with a 42-0 victory.

The Trojans will return home next week when they welcome Wilmington Laney to Trojan Stadium. Kick-off is slated for 7:30.

East Garner wins Garner Bowl


For the sixth straight year, East Garner defeated North Garner in the annual Garner Bowl played at Trojan Stadium with a 22-6 victory.

After a scoreless first quarter, East got on the board first as Chris-Shaun Young scored from three yards out for the first score, East added a two-point conversion to make it 8-0 early in the second quarter.

East would add one more first half score as Braxton Brokenborough scored and after another two-point try it was 16-0 which would be the halftime score.

North Garner cut into the lead midway through the fourth stanza when Cody Carpenter hit Justin Gahrmann for a touchdown pass and a ten point 16-6 East Garner lead.

East added one final score to put the game away as Tyler Horton scored for the final 22-6 margin.

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Soccer ends season with playoff loss

After fighting to get into the state playoffs, Garner hit the road on Tuesday night and traveled to Wilmington to battle Laney high school in the first round of the 4-A playoffs.

Unfortunately, for the Trojans the season came to an end with a 4-1 defeat by the Bucs.

Congratulations to Garner for a great season!

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Trojans capture top seed

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the State Playoff brackets today and Garner will be the overall number one seed in the 4-AA.

This means that the Trojans will home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Garner will open the playoffs on Friday night at Trojan Stadium against Athens Drive. Kick-off is set for 7:30 and booster club passes will not be accepted.

You can view all the playoff brackets by CLICKING HERE.

Trojan Club to hold Fundrasier

On Saturday, October 29th, LaRoma Pizza located at 206 Forest Hills Drive in the Forest Hills Shopping Center will hold a fundraiser for the Trojan Club.

From 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., you can go in and order a large two topping pizza for 10 dollars, and if you mention the Trojan Club and they will donate five dollars back to the Trojan club.

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Second half surge sends Garner to victory


Facing their biggest deficit of the year, Garner found their stride scoring 37 points in the second half to finish undefeated with a 44-23 in over Harnett Central.

Garner (11-0, 7-0) scored on their first play from scrimmage as Juwan Moye rambled for 96-yards and the score to give the Trojans a 7-0 lead.

However that would be about the only highlight for Garner in the first half as Harnett Central (5-5, 2-5) scored 17 unanswered points on a touchdown run from Malcolm Graves and a Bale Ware pass to make it 14-7. Nate Laing added a 47-yard field goal and at the break, Central held a 17-7 lead.

A Garner fumble gave Central the ball early in third Ware rumbled up the middle 65-yards for the score and a 23-7 lead.

With thing looking bleak for Garner, Moye, put the Trojans on his back and carried them to victory rumbling for 316 yards on 22 carries helping Garner pull to within eight after a touchdown run and a two-point conversion with over nine minutes left in the third.

The Trojans pulled even with 5:30 to play in the third when Tyler Hinton scored from three yards out and another two point conversion tied the contest at 23.

With the game tied, it was all Garner as Moye and Hinton took over scoring a combined three touchdowns helping Garner roll to 44-23 win and cap an undefeated season for the first time since 2007.

Additionally, the 316 yards from Moye is the highest single game total since Sean Jackson in 1999.

Garner will be back in action next week when they are home for the first round of the state playoffs. Kick-off will be 7:30 and the opponent will be announced on Saturday.

Pop Warner Fundraiser

The Garner Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee Cheerleaders will have a fundraiser on Saturday at Andy’s in Garner from 8:30 until 10:00 a.m. and will also have a Chick-fil-a night on November 2nd from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m.

The purpose of these fundraisers is to raise money to support the cheerleaders trip to Disney World to compete for a championship.

Volleyball drops heartbreaker

Coach Boyette and his Lady Trojans dropped a heart breaker on Tuesday night in the second round of the State Playoffs with a 3-2 loss to Pinecrest at Trojan Coliseum.

Pinecrest (21-8) won the first game of the match 25-17 before Garner (20-4) evened the game with a 25-19 victory in the second game.

The Lady Trojans surged ahead in the third game with a 25-15 victory, however, Pinecrest forced a decisive fifth and final game with a 25-23 win.

In the final game of the match, Pinecrest eked out a 25-23 victory to advance to the third round of the state playoffs.

Congratulations to Coach Boyette and his Lady Trojans for another outstanding season!

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Lady Trojan Golf on to State Championship

Congratulations to Trojan golfers Nichole and Arianna Ceyrolles for qualifying for the State 4A Golf Championship at Pinehurst #6 next week.

Nichole was named All-Region after shooting an 87 while Arianna fired a 94. Additionally, the Trojans finished fifth at Monday's Regionals out of 16 teams, played at Duke University Golf Course.

Both Nichole and Arianna will participate in the State Championship next Monday and Tuesday.

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JV Trojans win suspended game

Garner and Clayton made up their suspended JV Football game on Monday night at Trojan Stadium and the Trojans came away with a 41-28 victory.

The game resumed early in the second quarter with Clayton leading 12-6, but it didn't take long for Garner to respond as on fourth down and two, Brighton Hudson hit Wallace Montague for a 13-12 Trojan lead.

After the Comets answered right back to take a 20-13 lead, Garner scored again this time it was the familiar duo of Hudson to Julius Barnes to knot the score at 20 heading into the halftime break.

In the second half, it was Raekwon Britton who got the Trojans on the board first with a 17-yard run and after another touchdown pass from Hudson to Britton, it was 34-20 Garner after three quarters.

The final score of the night came when Tyreece Taylor rumbled 49-yards for the score and the 41-20 lead for Garner.

Clayton added a late score but it wouldn't make any difference as Garner came away with the 41-28 victory.

The JV Trojans conclude their season on Thursday night when they travel to Harnett Central for a 7:00 kick-off.

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This Week in Trojan Athletics Show returns tonight

The Trojan Sports Network will team up with Aversboro Restaurant to bring you the This Week in Trojan Athletics Show every Monday night at 7:00.

Fans are encouraged to attend the show at Aversboro Restaurant at 1411 Aversboro Road in Garner.

However, if you can't make it to the show you can listen live to the show by CLICKING HERE.

Volleyball advances

For the third consecutive year, Garner found themselves at home for the first round of the state playoffs, and for the second straight year they advanced to the second round as they defeated New Bern three games to one on Saturday afternoon at Trojan Coliseum.

Garner won the first two games before the Bears won game three and forced Garner to close the match in the fourth game with a 25-23 win.

The Lady Trojans will be home for the second round on Tuesday, the time and opponent is not yet known.

Trojans out last Bulldogs


It was built as a game of big plays and on Friday night at John Baker Stadium, the contest was all that and more as Garner out punched Southeast Raleigh 41-34 to earn the Greater Neuse River Conference Championship.

Southeast Raleigh (7-2, 5-1) stuck on the first play from scrimmage as David Washington hit Quentin Atkinson for a 86 yard touchdown and the Bulldogs were off to the races up 7-0.

Garner (10-0, 6-0) answered right back on the ensuing kick-off as Anthony Tucker returned the kick back 90 yards to make it 7-6 after a missed extra point.

The Bulldogs answered right back with a five play scoring drive than ended on a flea flicker as Tristan Walker pitched to Washington who hit Atkinson again for the score and a 13-6 lead for the home team which is how the first quarter ended.

Early in the second, Garner pulled to within one as Demetrius Fairley rumbled into the end zone to make it 13-12 Southeast. The Bulldogs answered on the next drive with another big play as Washington hit Walker for the 20-12 lead.

Late in the first half, Garner found the answer. Backed up on their own 10 yard line, the Trojans went to the air as Vince Jefferies found Anthony Tucker for a 90-yard completion to pull Garner to within two. The Trojans elected to go for two and connected as Moye found Brayden Sims in the back of the end zone to send the game to a 20-20 tie at the break.

Garner came out swinging in the second half, on the first play from scrimmage, Moye rambled 53-yards to pay dirt and the first lead of the night for the Trojans at 26-20.

Yet again, the Bulldogs answered as Washington hit Ramel Tedder for a touchdown and the Bulldogs regained a one point lead. On the next drive, Garner salted the clock with an 12 play drive that took over five minutes off the clock and ended with another touchdown run from Fairley and after another two-point try, made it 34-27 Trojans.

Midway through the fourth quarter, Southeast answered with a pass to Tedder and knotted the game at 34.

Garner had one more score in them as the moved the ball down the field on the ensuing drive. After runs of 25 and 26 yards from Fairley and Moye, it was Fairley who capped the drive with a four yard run and a 41-34 lead for the Trojans.

On their final drive, Southeast Raleigh faced a fourth down and 32 and on the play, Gavin Wilson and Jeremine Bologiongo sacked Washington to end the game and preserve the 41-34 win for the Trojans.

Garner will conclude their regular season next week when the return to Trojan Stadium and welcome Harnett Central to town. Kick-off is slated for 7:30.

JV Trojans fall to Southeast Raleigh

The JV Trojans dropped their second consecutive game this season with a 32-13 defeat on Thursday night at Trojan Stadium.

The Trojans trailed Southeast Raleigh 20-13 at the break and couldn't find their offensive rhythm in the second half as the Bulldogs hit two big pass plays for scores which proved to be the difference in the game.

Coach Lee and his JV Trojans are back at home Monday night at 6:00 when they conclude their suspended game with the Clayton Comets.

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Volleyball sweeps conference championship

It took Garner just three games to dismantle the Clayton Comets to earn the Greater Neuse River Conference tournament title.

This marks the second year that the Trojans have won the regular season and conference tournament.

Coach Boyette and his Lady Trojans will be home on Saturday at noon in the first round of the state playoffs when they welcome the New Bern Bears to Trojan Coliseum.

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Volleyball advances to tournament finals

Coach Boyette and his varsity volleyball squad earned a 3-1 victory on Monday night at Trojan Coliseum to advance to the championship of the Greater Neuse River Conference Tournament on Wednesday night.

Garner will face Clayton in the conference championship after the Comets downed West Johnston 3-0. The championship match will begin at 6:00, come out and support the Lady Trojans!

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Volleyball advances in conference tournament

Coach Boyette and his top-seeded Lady Trojan volleyball team advanced to the semi-finals of the Greater Neuse River Volleyball tournament on Saturday morning with a 3-1 victory over Harnett Central.

With the victory, the Lady Trojans will return home to host Knightdale on Monday night in the semi-finals.

Trojans Joust Knights


After a sluggish start, Garner found their offensive stride on Friday night scoring 40 or more points for the sixth time this season as they spoiled the Knightdale homecoming with a 42-13 victory.

Knightdale (3-5, 2-3) struck first midway through the first quarter on a 65-yard drive which was aided by a pass interference call on the Trojans and an early 7-0 Knightdale lead, it was only the second time that the Trojans have trailed all season long.

It didn't take long for Garner (9-0, 5-0) to respond as they marched down the field and tied the game as Vince Jefferies hit Juwan Moye for a 55-yard touchdown pass and knot the score at seven.

After a three and out from the Knights, the Trojan offense went back to work and it was Moye again, this time on the ground as the senior waltzed into the end zone for a 14-7.

That lead grew to 21-7 early in the second quarter as Jefferies hooked up with Damian Ellis for another score.

Garner added two more first half scores, the first another Moye touchdown run. The final Trojan score of the half was another Jefferies touchdown (his third of the night) as he found Anthony Tucker in the back of the end zone and a 35-7 lead for the Trojans at the break.

In the second half, there was just one score for the Trojans and it was another run from Moye who scored his fourth all-purpose touchdown and a 42-7 Garner lead.

Knightdale added a late fourth quarter score for the final margin of 42-13.

Garner will be on the road next week as they travel to John Baker Stadium to battle rival Southeast Raleigh. Kick-off is slated for 7:30.

GNRC Tennis Championship Results - Day 2



#1 M. Guha (C) d. #3 D. Grissett (G) 6-2, 6-3
#2 K. Fish (HC) d. #4 J. Guha (C) 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-3


#1 M. Guha (C) d. #2 K. Fish (HC) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

3rd Seed Consolation Match:

#3 D. Grissett (G) d. #4 J. Guha (C) default

5th seed Qualifier:

#6 S. Stewart (HC) d. #5 A. Montague (EW) 6-2, 6-4

4A East Regional Qualifiers:

#1 Maya Guha - Clayton
#2 Kayla Fish - Harnett Central
#3 Diamond Grissett - Garner
#4 Joy Guha - Clayton
#5 Summer Stewart - Harnett Central



#1 K. King/H. Hamlin (G) d. #5 L. Boykin/E. Singletary (C) 6-1, 6-4
#3 S. Murray/L. Bizzell (C) d. #2 E. Carter/C. Lee (SSS) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2


#1 K. King/H. Hamlin (G) d. #3 S. Murray/L. Boykin (C) 6-3, 7-5, 6-4

3rd Seed Consolation Match:

#5 L. Boykin/E. Singletary (C) d. #2 E. Carter/C. Lee (SSS) 6-1, 6-4

5th Seed Qualifier

#4 A. Powers/M. Pullium (WJ) d. #6 V. Velasquez/T. Vess (G) 6-2, 2-1 ret.

4A East Regional Qualifiers:

#1 Krista King/Hannah Hamlin - Garner
#2 Sheena Murray/Laura Bizzell - Clayton
#3 Logan Boykin/Elezcia Singletary - Clayton
#4 Elizabeth Carter/Christina Lee - Smithfield-Selma
#5 Allie Powers/Morgan Pullium - West Johnston


C - Clayton
G - Garner
WJ - West Johnston
EW - East Wake
SSS - Smithfield-Selma
K - Knightdale
SER - Southeast Raleigh
HC - Harnett Central

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JV Trojans drop hear tbreaker

Coach Lee and the JV Trojans dropped a heart breaker 34-33 in overtime on Thursday night as the Knightdale Knights picked up a big GNRC victory.

Knightdale scored late and converted on a two-point try to force the overtime period before they eventually won the game.

The Trojans are back at home next Thursday at 7:00 when they host Southeast Raleigh.

Volleyball ends season perfect

The Varsity volleyball program completed their 31st consecutive Greater Neuse River Conference victory on Thursday night with a three game sweep of Harnett Central.

Garner finishes the season as the GNRC champions and a 15-3 overall record and 13-0 conference mark. The 10th ranked Lady Trojans will begin the conference tournament on Saturday.

Soccer picks up big win over SSS

Coach Sherwin and the varsity soccer team entered this week in a desperate fight for the state playoffs and their quest began on Wednesday night as they hammered Smithfield-Selma 5-1.

Tyler White scored two goals and added an assists for the Trojans while Taylor Stephens also scored twice for Garner who moves to 5-8-1 overall and 3-6-1 in the Greater Neuse River as they sit one game out of the final playoff spot for the conference.

The Trojans will be back in action tomorrow night at 6:30 when they travel to Holly Springs for a non-conference match.

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GNRC Tennis Championship Results - Day 1

Congrats to Diamond Grissett for advancing to the semi-finals in the Greater Neuse River Conference Tennis Tournament in Singles and to the team of Krista King/Hannah Hamlin for advancing to the semi-finals in Doubles.

These ladies have secured individual berths in the East 4-A Regional tournament next Friday at Terry Sanford High School in Fayetteville. Taylor Vess and Veronica Velasquez will play in the fifth seed elimination round for a chance at securing the final regional spot in doubles.

Matches begin at 2:00 on Thursday afternoon at Clayton High School.

Volleyball moves into poll

Congratulations to Coach Boyette and his Varsity Volleyball squad who moved up to 10th in this weeks News & Observer top 12 poll.

The Lady Trojans will conclude their season tomorrow night at 5:30 when they travel to Harnett Central.

Volleyball earns Senior Night victory

Garner honored their two seniors, Lauren Pierce and Emily Flemming in a big way on Tuesday night as they swept Southeast Raleigh 3-0 at Trojan Coliseum.

With the victory over Southeast, the Lady Trojans remain perfect inside the Greater Neuse River Conference at 12-0 and they are 14-3 overall.

Coach Boyette and his squad will conclude their regular season on Thursday night at 5:30 when they travel to Harnett Central.

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Tennis garners conference awards

Conference Runner-Up - Garner Magnet High School (Automatic State Qualifier)

Coach Of the Year - Joe Walls - Garner Magnet High School

Sportsmanship Winners:

Taylor Vess - Garner High School

All-Conference Selections:

Garner High School: Krista King, Diamond Grissett, Hannah Hamlin

Conference Tournament: October 12th and 13th @ Clayton High School

Tournament Seeds:


#1 - Maya Guha - Clayton
#2 - Kayla Fish - Harnett Central
#3 - Diamond Grissett - Garner Magnet
#4 - Joy Guha - Clayton
#5 - Alexis Montague - East Wake
#6 - Summer Stewart - Harnett Central
#7 - Laura Oldham - Smithfield-Selma
#8 - Allie Doub - Knightdale


#1 - Krista King/Hannah Hamlin - Garner Magnet
#2 - Elizabeth Carter/Christina Lee - Smithfield-Selma
#3 - Sheena Murray/Laura Bizzell - Clayton
#4 - Allie Powers/Morgan Pullium - West Johnston
#5 - Logan Boykin/Elezcia Singletary - Clayton
#6 - Veronica Velasquez/Taylor Vess - Garner Magnet
#7 - Jasmine McAbee/Sammie Smith - East Wake
#8 - Jessica Menella/Kaitlyn Debord - West Johnston

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This Week in Trojan Athletics Show returns tonight

The Trojan Sports Network will team up with Aversboro Restaurant to bring you the This Week in Trojan Athletics Show every Monday night at 7:00.

Fans are encouraged to attend the show at Aversboro Restaurant at 1411 Aversboro Road in Garner.

However, if you can't make it to the show you can listen live to the show by CLICKING HERE.

Garner pitches shutout on West Johnston


Garner's defense pitched it's first shutout of the year as the offense scored at will on Friday night at Trojan Stadium as they blanked West Johnston 55-0.

Fittingly, it was the Trojan defense that put the first points on the board on West Johnston's second offensive drive. Facing a fourth and long, the Wildcats went back to punt, however the ball sailed over the head of Darius Williams and out of the end zone for a quick 2-0 lead.

Garner (8-0, 4-0) put their first offensive score on the board when they marched down the field on the Wildcat defense and Juwan Moye scored from six yards out to make it 9-0 Trojans.

After the first quarter, Garner had the ball on their own 28 yard line and hit a home run as Vince Jefferies hit Anthony Tucker for a 72-yard touchdown pass an a 15-0 lead. That margin grew to 22-0 when Moye scored for the second time in the game, this time from 11-yards out.

The Trojans took a 29-0 lead into the locker room as Demetrius Fairley found a seem and rumbled 67-yards for the final score of the half.

Leading by 29, Garner got the ball to begin the second half and wasted no time lighting up the scoreboard again as Moye scored on a 51-yard run on the second play from scrimmage and a quick 35-0 lead

West Johnston (4-3, 2-2) finally had a drive going but the eight play drive stalled after a face punt attempt failed and Garner took over. On the ensuing possession, Jefferies connected with Tucker for the second time, and a 10 yard pass for the 42-0 lead.

Garner put up two fourth quarter scores as Andre Gillispie scored from three yards out to cap a nine play drive to make it 48-0. The final score came off a Sam Stidwell two yard touchdown run to cap the night as Garner scored at least 50 points for the third straight week and earned a 55-0 win over West Johnston.

The Trojans hit the road next week as they travel to Knightdale for a date with the Knights, kick-off is set for 7:30

Cook named Wake County Principal of the Year

The Wake County Public School System named Drew Cook of Garner Magnet High School the 2011 Principal of the Year

Cook has been in education for 14 years and has been principal of Garner Magnet High for 2.5 years. Prior to that, he was an assistant principal and teacher at Garner High.

Cook is a devoted husband and father, spending much of his free time with his wife and their daughters who are 8 and 10. He enjoys playing church softball, golfing, hiking, and weekend trips to the beach.

Cook said continuous collection and analysis of data relevant to instructional programming is important.

“When possible, we work as a collective team to study and identify what we think to be effective practices, then implement these practices in pockets as pilots and watch as the practice spreads when the realization sets in that it is working. Once our best instructional practices have been identified, and school-level data can be used to support the continued use of these strategies, then we can clearly define our expectations for teaching and learning as a school.”

Garner High coach Eddie Gray has known Cook for some time.

“I have known him as a student athlete, fellow social studies teacher, my assistant basketball coach, my assistant principal and now my principal,” said Gray. “Over the years, I have watched him grow from a tall, gangly junior in high school that helped a young varsity basketball coach win a conference championship to an outstanding high school principal that has led our beloved school through some very difficult times.”

Student Rachel Gogal witnessed firsthand the transformation of her school under Cook’s leadership.

“When he was appointed principal, the excitement was evident in the halls and in the classrooms,” said Gogal. “His mission was to make sure we succeeded in all aspects of education, from the International Baccalaureate’s expectations in our classes to our artistic endeavors in theater and chorus to our continued success in athletics. The school is on its way to making his mission come true.”

Click Here for a great video from Coach Boyette congratulating Mr. Cook

Congratulations, Mr. Cook!

JV Trojans slip past Wildcats

Garner did what they needed to do on Thursday night as they picked up another road victory as they downed West Johnston 19-6 at Wildcat Stadium.

The JV Trojans struck on their opening possession as Brighton Hudson found for a 41-yard pass completion and after the extra point by Kenneth Perkinson it was 7-0 Garner.

West Johnston could do little to slow Garner down on their next drive as once again, Hudson hit Barnes this time, it was just a 31-yard play and it was 13-0 Trojans and they would carry that lead into the locker room for halftime.

Garner (5-1, 3-0) scored just once in the second half and it came with just over four minutes left in the third quarter as Hudson scored on a quarterback keeper to make it 19-0.

West scored late in the game to make the final margin 19-6 as the JV Trojan pick up the road win.

Garner is back in action next Thursday when they welcome the Knightdale Knights to Trojan Stadium. Kick-off is set for 7:00.

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