Former Trojan selected in NFL Draft

Former Garner football standout, Chris Culliver, was selected Friday night in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Culliver who attended the University of South Carolina after completing a very successful four year run at Garner High was taken as the 80th overall pick in the draft (third round) by the San Fransisco 49ers.

According to 49ner insiders, Culliver can hopefully help the Niners shore up their secondary, but he also can add value to San Francisco in the special teams department, especially in the return game.

Congratulations Chris!

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GNRC Tennis Championship Results

Garner's Regional qualifiers with Head Coach Joe Walls

Greater Neuse River Conference Tennis Tournament

C. Smith (G) d. M. Neely (K) default
G. Rousseau (HC) d. C. Shank (WJ) 6-2, 6-1

G. Rousseau (HC) d. C. Smith (G) 7-6 (5), 6-3
3rd Place:

C. Shank (WJ) d. M. Neely (K) default
5th Qualifier:
K. Fowler (G) d. D. Ellis (C) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4


H. Stephens/D. Morgan (WJ) d. A. Bowling/T. Hunter (G) 6-2, 6-0
T. Cannada/E. Winkler (C) d. D. Chavez/S. Whittington (G) 6-1, 6-1

H. Stephens/D. Morgan (WJ) d. T. Cannada/E. Winkler (C) 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-4
3rd Place:
A. Bowling/T. Hunter (G) d. D. Chavez/S. Whittington (G) 6-4, 6-1
5th Qualifier:

S. Atkinson/Z. Heath (EW) d. A. Guruparan/N. Money (SER) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

Regional Qualifiers:

Gregg Rousseau - Harnett Central
Clifford Smith - Garner
Caleb Shank - West Johnston
Michael Neely - Kinghtdale Kevin Fowler - Garner

Hunter Stephens/Dakota Morgan - West Johnston
Tyler Cannada/Eric Winkler - Clayton
Alex Bowling/Tyler Hunter - Garner
Dominic Chavez/Shane Whittington - Garner
Sam Atkinson/Zack Heath - East Wake

Team Key:

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

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Tennis Gets Senior Day win over East Wake

The Garner Trojans celebrated "Senior Day" by securing the Greater Neuse River Conference Championship with our win over East Wake.

Garner 8
East Wake 1


C. Smith (G) d. C. Jones (EW) 6-2, 6-1
K. Fowler (G) d. C. Batts (EW) 6-3, 6-1
A. Bowling (G) d. S. Atkinson (EW) 6-3, 6-2
T. Hunter (G) d. Z. Heath (EW) 7-5, 6-4
S. Whittington (G) d. B. Howell (EW) 6-0, 6-0
C. Sutton (G) d. J. Gutierrez (EW) 7-5, 6-3


C. Smith/K. Fowler (G) d. C. Jones/C. Batts (EW) 8-4
A. Bowling/T. Hunter (G) d. S. Atkinson/Z. Heath (EW) 8-5
B. Howell/J. Gutierrez (EW) d. S. Whittington/C. Sutton (G) 9-7


J. Webster/K. Dolman won 9-7 and J. Stewart/E. Mitchell won 8-1 in doubles.
J. Graham won 8-0 in singles.

Records: (13-0, 16-2)

By virtue of winning the conference championship, the Trojans earned the number one seed for the State Playoffs. This means Garner will be at home for the first round of the playoffs on Tuesday at 4:00, the opponent will be announced on Monday.

Congratulations to Coach Walls and the Tennis squad for an outstanding season and best of luck in the playoffs!

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GNRC Tennis Tourament: Day 1


Round 1

C. Smith (G) d. C. Batts (EW) 6-0, 6-0
F. Wrenn (SER) d. G. Massengill (SSS) 6-1, 6-0
D. Ellis (C) d. C. Martinez (WJ) 6-1, 6-3
M. Neely (K) d. B. Hadwin (HC) 6-0, 6-0
K. Fowler (G) d. P. Snow (SER) 6-1, 6-0
C. Shank (WJ) d. C. Jones (EW) 6-1, 6-2
A. Willis (K) d. D. Dale (C) 6-2, 6-4
G. Rousseau (HC) d. C. Johnson (SSS) 6-2, 6-0

Round 2

C. Smith (G) d. F. Wrenn (SER) 6-3, 6-4
M. Neely (K) d. D. Ellis (C) 6-4, 6-2
C. Shank (WJ) d. K. Fowler (G) 6-2, 6-3
G. Rousseau (HC) d. A. Willis (K) 6-2, 6-2


Round 1

H. Stephens/D. Morgan (WJ) d. J. Gutierrez/B. Howell (EW) 6-1, 6-1
T. Richardson/S. Guthrie (K) d. I. Bliss/J. Huber (C) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
A. Guruparan/N. Money (SER) d. Rodriquez/R. Passer (SSS) 6-1, 6-1
A. Bowling/T. Hunter (G) d. J. Dillon/N. Pace (HC) 6-3, 6-3
D. Chavez/S. Whittington (G) d. G. Munn/A. Bridges (K) 6-0, 6-1
S. Atkinson/Z. Heath (EW) d. S. Unti/JJ Lockley (HC) 6-0, 6-1
K. Smith/J. Davis (WJ) d. Lampee/G. Loia (SSS) 6-0, 6-0
T. Cannada/E. Winkler (C) d. Sutton/B. Atkinson (SER) 6-0, 6-0

Round 2

H. Stephens/D. Morgan (WJ) d. T. Richardson/S. Guthrie (K) 6-0, 6-1
A. Bowling/T. Hunter (G) d. A. Guruparan/N. Money (SER) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
D. Chavez/S. Whittington (G) d. S. Atkinson/Z. Heath (EW) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
T. Cannada/E. Winkler (C) d. K. Smith/J. Davis (WJ) 6-2, 6-0

Team Key:

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

The Tournament will continue tomorrow at Clayton.

Trojans homer past Spartans


Garner bombed four home runs as a club including two solo shots from Brett Walters as they scored six runs in the top of the fourth as they snapped a five-game road losing streak with a 10-4 win over Smithfield-Selma on Friday night.

Garner (9-11, 7-4) started the scoring in the second inning as Walters led off the inning with his first home run of the night to left center. After a walk to Brett Bailey, Brighton Hudson collected his third varsity RBI with a single to left and after an inning and a half, it was 2-0 Trojans.

The Trojans added to their lead in the third off Ben Youngblood (L, 3-4). Brandon Tant doubled to begin the frame. Connor Torruella followed with a hustle double to center which put runners at second and third with no outs ahead of Alec Hulmes who golfed the first pitch he saw to right field for a sacrifice fly and a 3-0 Garner lead. The lead became four runs as Taylor Stephens doubled to bring Torruella home with a 4-0 lead for the visitors.

SSS (8-12, 3-7) cut into the lead in the bottom of the third off Danny Shortt (W, 3-3). Alex Sellers singled to begin the inning and was moved to third on a fielder's choice. TJ Brown followed with a single to score Sellers. After a walk to Tyler Castleburry, Dylan Homick beat out a play at first as the ball rolled away from the Trojan defense and allowed two runs to score and after three innings, it was 4-3 Trojans.

In the fourth, Garner busted the game wide open with six runs. After back to back singles, the Trojans had runners at first and second with one out ahead of Tant who blasted a three run shot to right center and a 7-3 Trojan lead.

After a ground out, Alec Hulmes hit his third home run in as many games and fifth of the year, a solo shot to left. Not to be outdone, Walters decided to drop his second bomb of the game giving the Trojans their first back to back homers of the year. Garner would add another run in the inning and after four, it was 10-3 Trojans.

SSS got a run in the bottom of the seventh but it did no harm as Garner blasted the Spartans 10-4.

Garner is back in action on Tuesday afternoon when they host Southeast Raleigh at Trojan Park, first pitch is set for 4:00.

**JV Baseball also defeated SSS 9-4**

Softball downs SSS

For the first time in two games, Garner did not have to play extra innings to dispose of Smithfield-Selma as they blasted the Spartans 14-1.

The Lady Trojans took a 4-1 lead after two and never looked back.

Garner is back at home on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 when they host Southeast Raleigh.

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Baseball rallies but falls short at Middle Creek


Middle Creek used a four-run second inning and survived a furious seventh inning rally from Garner as the Mustangs won their eighth consecutive game defeating the Trojans 7-5 on Wednesday afternoon.

Garner (8-11) struck first in the top of the second as Brett Walters doubled to left leading off the inning. After advancing to third on a groundout, Brighton Hudson lined a two hopper to second where it got under the glove of Colin Pelosi allowing Walters to score and give Garner a 1-0 lead.

Middle Creek (11-10) answered right back in the bottom of the inning against Garner starting pitcher, Jake Faucette. After two singles, Ben Brown doubled home David Salmon and Pelosi, two hitters later, Seth Watkins singled home two more and after two innings, the Mustangs had a 4-1 lead.

The score remained the same until the fourth inning when the Mustangs added two more. With the bases loaded and two outs, Watkins singled to left to plate two-more and give Middle Creek a 6-1 lead.

Garner finally chased Watkins from the game following the fifth inning when they scored their second run of the game as Brett Bailey singled with one out and crossed the plate when Brandon Tant collected his 11th RBI of the year on a single to center and after five it was 6-2 Mustangs.

The Trojans had their best scoring chance in the sixth as reliever Landon Blaint loaded the bases. Walters began the inning with his second double of the game. Aquail Sanders was hit by a pitch and Bailey walked which brought up the tying run in the form of CJ Schmitt. After falling behind in the count two strikes, Schmitt worked the count full before striking out looking on a very questionable call to end the Garner threat.

In the bottom of the sixth, Middle Creek added some insurance as Brown homered to left center for a 7-2 Mustang lead.

Garner made a strong run at it in their last bat. Tant, Connor Torruella both singled to begin the inning and Alec Hulmes followed with a three-run home run to make it 7-5. However the Trojans would get no closer as Middle Creek held on for the 7-5 win.

The Trojans are back in action on Friday when they travel to Smithfield-Selma for a 7:00 first pitch.

**The JV team defeated Middle Creek 11-1 in five innings, they are back in action on Friday at SSS with first pitch set for 4:00**

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Baseball uses big inning and rule book to defeat Knightdale


Garner used a seven-run third inning while Will Norris tossed five strong innings as Garner blew past Knightdale 12-4 on Tuesday night at Trojan Park.

Knightdale (9-9, 5-6) appeared to have scored three-runs in the first inning as TJ Viracola homered over the wall in left center, however the Garner coaching staff protested the bat that Viracola used and after consulting the smart phone to find the rule, Viracola was called out and the runners were sent back to their bases. Knightdale didn't score.

With the game still scoreless in the top of the third the Knights finally broke threw against Norris. With one out, Jonathan Smith walked and Allen Grullon walked ahead of back to back base hits to give Knightdale a 2-0 lead. That lead appeared to be growing but the base umpire called interference on a would be double play to turn end the inning and take two more Knightdale runs of the board.

With two outs in the bottom of the fourth, Garner (8-10, 6-4) strung together five consecutive hits including a two-run home run by Alec Hulmes to take a 4-2 lead.

That lead would grow for the Trojans in the bottom of the fourth as they sent 11 hitters to the plate and scored seven runs. Brett Walters had the big hit of the inning launching a bases clearing double to the wall in right center.

After Norris (W, 5-3) completed his work in the fifth, Hulmes pitched the final two innings to preserve the 12-4 victory for the Trojans.

Garner will step outside of conference play tomorrow afternoon as they travel to Middle Creek for a 4:15 first pitch.

JV Baseball beats Knightdale

Not even a 30-minute lighting delay could stop the JV Trojans on Tuesday afternoon as they avenged an earlier loss to Knightdale this season by defeating the Knights 8-4.

Garner will be at home on Wednesday as they host Middle Creek at 4:15.

Varsity Softball outlasts Knightdale

For the second consecutive game, Garner softball played extra innings, however it only took eight innings on Tuesday night as the Lady Trojans swept the season series from Knightdale with a 3-2 win.

The Lady Trojans are back in action at home Thursday night at 5:00 as they host Fuquay-Varina at Trojan Field.

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Garner Track results from Conference Meet

Trojans GNRC Track update:

Girls: Jakiya Davis 5th place in 200 meter dash with a time of 26.71, Tykelia Manson 12th place with a 28.21, Jakiya Davis 3rd in the 400 with a 1:01.19 and Tykelia Manson 5th place with a 1:03.19.

Miranda Fox 11th in the 800 with a 2:44.89, Michelle Martin 14th with a 3:10.98, 4x400 5th place with a 4:28.97, 4x800 4th place with a 12:05.34, Kimeshia Harris 13th at long jump with a 13-07.00, Keke Francheska 4th place in the shot put with a 29-02.00 and 5th in the discus with a 77-1;

Boys: Jamarques Manson 6th in the 100 meter dash with a 11.48, Preston Rogers 19th with a 12.06. Rogers also placed 17th in the 200 with a 24.54 and Bruce Kizer placed 18th with a 24.89.

Raevon Smith 5th place in the 400 meters with a 51.30, Alan Careaga 10th with a 53.34, Quintin Cambell 17th with a 58.48. Taylor Brunson 4th place in the 800 meters with a 2:01.18, which is a regional qualifier, Tyler Littmann 9th place with a 2:11. 73, Anthony Epps 10th with a 2:13.70.

Justin Burkey 11th place in the mile with a 5:01.63, Matthew Marcom 14th place with a 5:10.78, Nikita Anishohenko 15th place with a 5:13.65. Justin Burkey 9th place in the two mile with 11:11.99, Matthew Marcom 10th place with a 11:20. 63, Lucas Burkey 11th place with a 11:49.86.

Samuel Shelton 9th place in the 300 meter hurdles with a 44.65. ; 4x100 4th place with a 43.96 Shaquille Nuridin, Juwan Moye, Jarvis Shelton, and Jamarques Manson.

4x200 1st place with a 1:31.01 Daryl Saunders, Jarvis Shelton, Bruce Kizer, and Juwan Moye. 4x400 5th place with a 3:33.88 Alan Careaga, Bryan Watkins, Armani Lanier, and Daryl Saunders. 4x800 4th place Alan Careaga, Lance Littmann, Tyler Littmann, and Taylor Brunson.

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Soccer downs East Wake

In the third game of the week, Garner traveled to East Wake. With somewhat of a lackluster performance, Garner scored the first goal of the game when Michelle Roth headed a corner kick from Gabi Dugal into the back of the net. Dugal followed it up with a goal of her own from just outside the penalty box right before the half. The halftime score 2-0 in favor of the lady Trojans.

East Wake was the better team in the second half, but Garner prevailed. After capitalizing on a couple mistakes, East Wake had the game tied at two with about 20 minutes left.

After a shift from defense to offense, Lauren Pierce took the ball down the left sideline and made an excellent cross into the heart of the penalty box where recently pulled up freshmen, Taylor Cooke volleyed the ball with her left foot and scored the game winning goal for the Trojans.

As Garner defeated East Wake 3-2 in their final game before spring break.

The lady Trojans go into the break with an overall record of 8-4-2 and currently sit in second place in conference at 7-2-1. Garner has four games after break before playoffs begin.

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Tennis Sweeps Southeast Raleigh

Garner 6
Southeast Raleigh 0

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C. Smith (G) d. F. Wrenn (SER) 6-4, 6-3
K. Fowler (G) d. A. Guruparan (SER) 6-3, 6-1
D. Chavez (G) d. N. Money (SER) 6-1, 6-2
A. Bowling (G) d. P. Snow (SER) 6-1, 6-0
T. Hunter (G) d. O. Akpuda (SER) 6-0, 6-0
S. Whittington (G) d. C. Harris (SER) 6-0, 6-0


Not Played

Record: (11-0, 14-2)


Garner 9
Southeast Raleigh 0


C. Smith (G) d. F. Wrenn (SER) 6-2, 6-4
A. Bowling (G) d. A. Guruparan (SER) 6-0, 7-5
S. Whittington (G) d. N. Money (SER) 6-0, 6-0
C. Sutton (G) d. P. Snow (SER) 6-0, 6-0
N. Stephenson (G) d. O. Akpuda (SER) 6-0, 6-1
R. Mahjoub (G) d. B. Atkinson (SER) 6-0, 6-1


D. Chavez/S. Whittington (G) d. A. Guruparan/N. Money (SER) 8-5
A. Bowling/T. Hunter (G) d. F. Wrenn/P. Snow (SER) 8-5
C. Sutton/N. Stephenson (G) d. C. Harris/O. Akpuda (SER) 8-0

Record: (12-0, 15-2)

Varsity Soccer Update

Current record: 7-4-2 (overall) 6-2-1 (conference)

Monday @ Clayton

After a 2-2 tie the last time these two teams met, both teams wanted to settle the score and figure out who really was the better team. With four of Garner's players showing up late to the game due to the school sponsored Asheboro retreat, three JV players were given the opportunity to showcase their abilities at the varsity level.

The game started out sloppy on both sides with neither team truly controlling possession. Neither team had a great scoring opportunity until midway through the first half when Micaela Kymer took a free kick from the left side of the field about 25 yards out.

The goalkeeper for Clayton positioned herself for a cross, but Kymer played the shot. Her shot hit the crossbar and went straight down, barely crossing over the end line for the first goal of the game. Nearly scoring on two previous corner kicks, Clayton finally found the back of the net after Garner failed to mark up on the third corner kick of the game. The goal came with two minutes left in the half.

Second half play was filled with excitement as both teams started feeling more comfortable with the ball. Clayton was the first to capitalize on a free kick from about 35 yards out when Garner's goalkeeper Francheska Keke misjudged the shot.

Clayton kept the 2-1 lead for about ten minutes until Kymer replayed her goal of the first half and chipped the goalkeeper of Clayton to tie the game at two.

The eerie feeling of finishing in a tie was looming, but Garner started to step up its game. Amber Eberhard took the ball down the left side, crossed her defender over, and forced her defender to commit a foul just outside the penalty box and about three yards from the end line. Gabi Dugal played the ball perfectly to the far post where a determined Michelle Roth got higher than everyone else to get the lead changing header.

The foul committed by Clayton was the second yellow card for the Clayton player, causing her to be red carded and ejected from the game. Clayton had to play the last five minutes down a player because of the red card, and they also had to try to push forward to score a tying goal. This caused open space where Eberhard played a ball into Dugal for the game sealing goal.

The final score 4-2 in favor of the Trojans.

Wednesday vs. Knightdale

The battle for second in conference was set with Knightdale coming into the game riding a five game winning streak and an 8-2 record in conference play.

The Knights started off strong scoring off a long ball over the top of Garner's fullbacks. Elizabeth Pittman played excellent in goal for the first half, but there was nothing she could do to stop the breakaway.

First half play was up and down for Garner. Garner dominated play for moments, but could not find the back of the net. Midway through the first half, already down 1-0, Garner gave away a penalty kick. Knightdale's forward hit the side post, and Garner escaped the half only down by one.

Garner made adjustments in the second half to eliminate the long pass from Knightdale's fullbacks to their forwards, and it proved beneficial. Knightdale's opportunities were limited in the second half, except when goal keeper Francheska Keke grabbed the ball outside of the penalty box allowing for a free kick from 19-yards away. The shot ricocheted off a Garner player, and Garner cleared the ball away from danger.

Midway through the second half Garner earned themselves a corner, and took full advantage. Dugal played the ball to the far post where Kymer put a head on it to tie the game. With about 10 minutes left in the game, Garner earned another corner, with a similar result. After three Garner shots bounced around off defenders, it was Kymer who once again came up with the game changing goal.

With Garner up 2-1 at this point, Knightdale started pressing. After a quick transition from defense to offense, Knightdale returned the favor of a free kick when their goalie made the same mistake of grabbing the ball outside of the box. Dugal took full advantage of the close range and prime spotting. Her laser shot echoed off the back post and Garner sealed the victory 3-1.

Baseball falls to Clayton


Clayton scored 10-unanswered runs while Evan Phillips struck out 10 Garner hitters as the Comets defeated the Trojans 10-2 on Thursday night at Pleasant Field.

Garner (6-9, 4-5) scored one of their two runs in the opening inning as Brandon Tant led off the game with a solo home run to right field, his second of the year and also his second in as many games.

The Trojans added another run in the top of the second when Aquail Sanders grounded out to bring home Connor Torruella who singled to lead off the inning.

Clayton (12-3, 9-1) tied the game in the bottom of the second against Will Norris (L 4-4) when Josh Canipe homered to left.

After the Comets took the lead in the third on a two-run single Taylor Daves to take a 4-2 lead. The Trojans mounted their final threat against Phillips (W 5-2). Garner got back to back one out singles from Torruella and Norris but couldn't cash in as a pair of strikeouts ended the frame.

The big inning came in the fourth as the Comets struck four times against relief pitcher, Alec Hulmes. The big hit of the inning came once Taylor Keele who singled home a run and a Garner error allowed another run to score and after four innings of play, Clayton had an 8-2 lead.

The Comets added two more runs in the fifth to defeat Garner by the 10-2 margin.

Garner will be back in action on Thursday at home in the opening game of their spring break tournament.

**JV Baseball defeats Clayton 9-5**

Softball outlasts Clayton

In a game that was 0-0 after seven, Garner and Clayton played free softball on Thursday night. After 8, 9, 10 and 11 innings the game was still scoreless.

Garner finally broke through against Nicole Bond in the top of the 12th as Raven Smith tripled with the bases loaded to give the Lady Trojans their first and only lead of the game as they defeated Clayton 4-0 in 12 innings.

Garner will be back in action following spring break.

Trojan Sports Network Returns to Aversboro Restaurant TONIGHT

Once again tonight, the Trojan Sports Network will be at Aversboro Restaurant TONIGHT at 7:00 for the This Week in Trojan Athletics Show!

The show will feature a in depth look at what's going on in Trojan Sports.

We hope you'll make plans to attend the show tonight at 7:00, but if you can't make it, you can listen LIVE by CLICKING HERE

You can also be part of the show by sending an email to

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Baseball downs Wildcats


Brandon Tant and Brett Bailey clubbed home runs on Tuesday night as they snapped a four-game losing streak defeating West Johnston 8-3 at Trojan Park.

Garner (6-8, 4-4) got the scoring going in the opening inning with a pair of run as Tant began the ballgame with a double and move to third on a pass ball before coming home on a Alec Hulmes sacrifice fly. Brett Walters reached on an error and was singled home by Taylor Stephens as the Trojans opened up a 2-0 lead after one.

West Johnston (8-6, 3-4) cut the lead in half in the second as Matt Parrish singled to begin the frame and came around to score on Tant's eight error of the season, and after an inning and a half, the Trojans had a 2-1 lead.

In the last of the second, Aquail Sanders collected his first hit of the night and was sacrificed around to third ahead of Tant who blasted his first homer of the year over the wall in right and a 4-1 Garner lead.

The Wildcats cut the lead to one in the fourth as they scored three times to chase Garner starter Danny Shortt from the game. Thomas Hill led off the game with a solo home run. Kodi Whitley was hit by the pitch before he was singled home by Alex Espada. But Will Norris came in and shut the door on West Johnston in the fourth and the rest of the game.

Garner answered right back in the last of the fourth as Bailey singled and moved to second on the play when the ball rolled past the Wildcat left fielder. That set the stage for Brighton Hudson who collected his first varsity base hit and RBI when he singled to center to make it 5-3 Trojans. After a pass ball moved Husdson to third, Tant picked up his third RBI of the game with a sacrifice fly to center to make it 6-3 Trojans.

The final runs came home in the last of the sixth against Wildcat starter, Kodi Whitley (L) as Sanders picked up his second hit of the night ahead of Bailey who blasted a home run to dead center field his second in as many games.

Garner held on in the seventh as they defeated West Johnston 8-3.

The Trojans are back in action on Thursday when they travel to Clayton for a 7:00 first pitch.

**The Trojan Sports Network apologizes for the incomplete broadcast tonight, we have our technical issues ironed out and will be on the air Thursday**

JV Baseball Defeated West Johnston 10-0

Softball falls to Wildcats

The Lady Trojans couldn't get anything going against West Johnston on Tuesday night as Garner fell to West, 2-0.

Garner will look to get things turned around on Thursday night when they travel to Clayton for a 7:00 first pitch.

Lacrosse Downs Southeast Raleigh

Coach Sherwin and the Lacrosse team picked up their second win of the season on Tuesday night as they crushed Southeast Raleigh 15-1 at Trojan Stadium.

Cory McCormick lead the charge for the Trojans with four goals on the night.

JV Soccer downs Knightdale 6-1.

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Baseball drops fourth straight


Harnett Central's Brian Taylor (W) struck out 13 West Johnston hitters on Tuesday night and tonight he went four strong innings striking out six to give the visiting Trojans a 10-4 win over the home standing set of Trojans.

Harnett Central (6-4, 5-3) scored a pair of runs in the first inning as they put together four hits (three of them infield singles) as Jonathan Bayles and Ty Wheelin collected RBI's to give Central a 2-0 advantage.

Garner (5-8, 3-4) cut the lead in half during their at bat in the second inning. Taylor Stephens singled to begin the inning and was moved to second on a Connor Torruella sacrifice bunt and after Will Norris moved Stephens to third, the sophomore came home when a balk was called and after two it was 2-1 Harnett Central.

Central came back in the third with a run to make it 3-1, but Garner answered right back with another run to cut the lead to one as Brandon Tant came around to score.

However, the fourth inning was not kind to the Trojans as Harnett Central scored five runs all against Norris (L 3-3) as he was chased after just 3 1/3 innings allowing eight runs.

The Trojans came right back in the bottom of the inning as they once again cut the lead in half as Brett Bailey homered over the foul pole in left for a two-run shot, his first homer of the year.

Heading to the fifth inning, mother nature was ready to halt play as a lighting storm suspended the game for 30 minutes.

The delay didn't help Garner as Harnett Central added two runs in the top of the seventh and held on to beat the Trojans 10-4.

Garner will be back in action on Tuesday when they host West Johnston beginning at 7:00.

**The JV team defeated West Johnston 6-3, they will host West Johnston Tuesday at 4:00**

Softball shuts out Harnett Central

The Softball team picked up their seventh consecutive win as they defeated Harnett Central 5-0 at Trojan Field on Friday evening.

Garner is back at home on Tuesday when they host West Johnston at 7:00, the JV game will begin at 5:00.

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Tennis takes down Knightdale

Garner 8
Knightdale 1


C. Smith (G) d. M. Nealy (K) 6-3, 6-3
K. Fowler (G) d. A. Willis (K) 6-1, 6-0
A. Bowling (G) d. G. Munn (K) 6-1, 6-0
T. Hunter (G) d. T. Richardson (K) 6-3, 7-5
S. Whittington (G) d. S. Guthrie (K) 6-0, 6-1
C. Sutton (G) d. B. Bobbitt (K) 6-0, 6-1


M. Nealy/A. WIllis (K) d. A. Bowling/T. Hunter (G) 9-8 (6)
D. Chavez/S. Whittington (G) d. T. Richardson/K. Jaohauri (K) 8-3
C. Sutton/N. Stephenson (G) d. S. Guthrie/A. Bridges (K) 8-0


J. Graham won 8-3 in singles.
E. Johnson/I. Owens won 8-4 and S. Washaya/K. Haddock lost 1-8 in doubles.

Records: (9-0, 12-2)

Baseball can't figure out Fuquay


Fuquay-Varina's Travis Long did something not often accomplished at any level of baseball as he played all nine positions on Thursday night as his club defeated Garner 15-5 at Bengal Park.

Garner (5-7) scored their first run in their opening at bat as Brandon Tant extended his on base streak to 12-games with a double off the wall in right on the game's first pitch. He was brought home later in the inning as Alec Hulmes also peppered the wall in right for an early one-run Garner lead.

Fuquay (11-4) answered right back in the bottom of the inning as Garrett Hamilton (L 0-2) surrendered a lead off home run to Addison Braswell to tie the game at one.

After catching the first inning, Long moved to first base for an inning then played second and short in the third.

While all that was going on, the Bengals exploded for six runs in the second inning with the big hits being a two-run single from Duce Johnson which chased Hamilton from the game in favor of Freshman, Brighton Hudson, who surrendered a three-run homer to cap the Bengal second.

The Trojans attempted to make a come back in the top of the third as the scored a pair of runs of Bengal reliever Devin Kelly. CJ Schmitt collected his first hit and RBI of the night as he drove Tant in from third and Taylor Stephens scored on error on the Bengal catcher.

With the bases loaded and two outs, Will Norris came to the plate and launched a ball to straight away centerfield and with the ball clearing the fence for what appeared to be a game-tying home run was brought back as Garrett Suggs made an outstanding catch to turn the Trojans away.

Fuquay really put the game out of reach in the third with five runs against the Trojans. The big knock in that frame was a two-run Morgan Pennington double and after three, the Bengals had a 12-3 lead.

After tacking on two more runs in the fourth, it was 14-4 Bengals. Meanwhile, Long had completed his tour of the infield positions and by this point had spent at least 1/3 of an inning in every outfield spot.

The only position in which Long hadn't yet appeared was on the mound, he completed that task by pitching the final 2/3 of the fifth inning to play all nine positions in the game.

Garner was able to extended the game in the top of the fifth with a pair of runs. Stephens scored on a Schmitt single while Alec Hulmes came home to score when Brett Bailey singled to left.

However, the Bengals came right back as they loaded the bases with no outs and Long ended the game with a single past a drawn in infield for the 15-5 Bengal lead.

Garner will be back in action tomorrow when they return to conference play at 7:00 as the Trojans will host Harnett Central.

**The JV baseball squad also lost to Fuquay 12-2 on Thursday, they will host Harnett Central tomorrow at 4:00**
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Trojan Sports Network Returns to Aversboro Restaurant TONIGHT

Once again tonight, the Trojan Sports Network will be at Aversboro Restaurant TONIGHT at 7:00 for the This Week in Trojan Athletics Show!

The show will feature a in depth look at what's going on in Trojan Sports.

We hope you'll make plans to attend the show tonight at 7:00, but if you can't make it, you can listen LIVE by CLICKING HERE

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Garner Tennis keeps on rolling

Garner 6
Clayton 3


C. Smith (G) d. T. Cannada (C) 6-1, 6-3
E. Winkler (C) d. K. Fowler (G) 7-5, 6-0
D. Chavez (G) d. D. Ellis (C) 6-2, 6-0
A. Bowling (G) d. D. Dale (C) 6-4, 6-4
J. Huber (C) d. T. Hunter (G) 6-2, 6-2
S. Whittington (G) d. I. Bliss (C) 6-2, 6-1


E. Winkler/T. Cannada (C) d. C. Smith/K. Fowler (G) 8-3
D. Chavez/S. Whittington (G) d. D. Ellis/D. Dale (C) 8-5
A. Bowling/T. Hunter (G) d. J. Huber/I. Bliss (C) 8-3


C. Sutton/N. Stephenson won 8-2, E. Mitchell/J. Stewart won 8-4 and J. Webster/E. Hall won 8-1 in doubles.

Records: (11-2, 8-0)

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Softball gets back on track with big win


Christina Gower struck out a season high 14 batters while the Lady Trojans pounded out 14 his as they shook off the rust of a six day lay off with a 12-3 victory over visiting Wakefield on Monday night at Trojan Field.

Garner (8-2) scored in their opening at bat as Ashley Carroll doubled home Raven Smith for an early 1-0 lead.

Leading by the slim margin, the Lady Trojans added on in the second as Shea Barbour and Alyssa D'Arco began the second with singles and Barbour was brought home with a one out Smith single. Mary-Scott Powell then doubled to left to score two more runs and she came home on a sacrifice fly by Carroll. After the four-run second, it was 5-0 Garner.

Wakefield (3-7) scored their three runs in the third to climb back in the game. Lauren Willey walked to begin the inning and after Christina Damiano struck out, she was able to reach on a pass ball. That occurred again following a Macy Allen wiff, which allowed Willey to score to make it 5-1. The other two runs came home to score when Taylor Sloan doubled to left.

Just when Garner needed an offensive spark, they got it in the last of the fourth when Carroll collected another pair of RBI's on her second double of the game to score Kelsey Bryan and Smith which made it 7-3 Garner.

After adding a single run in the fifth, the Lady Trojans added a final touch of offense, with a four-run bottom of the sixth as Carroll added her fifth and final RBI of the game with a single to score Courtney Barbour.

Fittingly, the game ended with a Gower strikeout to give Garner a 12-3 win.

The Lady Trojans return to action on Wednesday night when they travel to East Wake for a 7:00 first pitch.

JV Softball downs Wakefield

The JV softball team who was playing their first game in over two weeks, the JV softball squad picked up where they left off scoring almost at will as they defeated Wakefield 9-0 on Monday night.

The Lady Trojans travel to East Wake on Wednesday night for a 5:00 first pitch.

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Baseball falls to Fuquay


Fuquay-Varina scored five runs in the fifth inning as they cruised past Garner 7-1 on Saturday afternoon at Trojan Park.

Garner (5-6) scored their only run in the first inning when Taylor Stephens reached on a fielder's choice and after a walk to Alec Hulmes the Trojans had runners at first and second for Brett Walters who singled home Stephens for his sixth RBI of the season and a 1-0 Trojan lead after one.

Fuquay (9-4) took the lead in the fourth inning off Hulmes (L 0-1) as Colin Carver sent a fly ball to right field where Garrett Suggs was able to tag and score. Zak Orrison lined a doubled into the gap in left center to plate Chris Williams who had singled earlier in the inning and after four, the Bengals took a 2-1.

The Bengals expanded their lead in the fifth off Trojan reliever, Jake Faucette as Fuquay began the inning with four singles and reaching on an error. The Big hit came from Orrison who collected his second double of the game which plated a pair and after five, Garner was down 7-1.

Suggs went five innings and limited the Trojans to just three hits,walking only one and striking out four to pick up the win.

After the 7-1 loss, the Trojans will return to action on Thursday night when they travel to Fuquay to face off with the Bengals first pitch is set for 7:00.


The JV Baseball squad survived several big innings from Fuquay and held on for the 13-10 win on Saturday afternoon.

Garner will travel to Fuquay on Thursday for a 4:00 first pitch.

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Tennis Downs West Johnston

Garner 7
West Johnston 2

C. Smith (G) d. H. Stephens (WJ) 6-3, 3-6, 12-10
K. Fowler (G) d. D. Morgan (WJ) 6-4, 6-7 (5), 10-3
C. Shank (WJ) d. D. Chavez (G) 6-2, 3-6, 10-8
A. Bowling (G) d. C. Martinez (WJ) 6-4, 6-2
T. Hunter (G) d. K. Smith (WJ) 6-2, 7-5
S. Whittington (G) d. B. Juarez (WJ) 6-4, 6-4


C. Smith/K. Fowler (G) d. H. Stephens/D. Morgan (WJ) 8-5
D. Chavez/S. Whittington (G) d. C. Shank/C. Martinez (WJ) 8-0
K. Smith/B. Juarez (WJ) d. A. Bowling/T. Hunter (G) 8-5


A. Smith/R. Mahjoub won 8-0, J. Dunston/J. Graham won 8-0 in doubles.
K. Dolman/E. Johnson lost 6-8 in doubles.

Records: (7-0, 10-2)

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Wind and Warriors kill Trojans


East Wake blasted three home runs on a windy afternoon at the Warriors home ballpark as they blew past Garner 11-4 on Friday afternoon.

Garner (5-5, 3-3) scored in their opening at bat as Brandon Tant doubled off the right field wall off the first pitch of the game and he later scored on an Alec Hulmes groundout and it was 1-0 Trojans going to the last of the first.

After Danny Shortt (L 2-2) retired the first hitters in the bottom of the first, he walked back to back hitters. East Wake (7-3, 5-1) tied the game on Sam Winegar's double and after a walk to Zach Bouren the bases were loaded. On a 1-0 pitch, Logan Jones blasted the pitch over the wall in left to cap a five-run first inning for the Warriors as they took a 5-1 lead into the second inning.

The Trojans went in order in the top of the second and in the bottom half, East Wake added two more runs off a Taylor Griswold home run for a 7-1 lead.

Matt Hawley led off the third inning and on a 3-1 pitch, the junior collected his first hit of the season, a home run off the scoreboard in right centerfield to make it a 7-2 deficit for the Trojans. Garner continued to threaten in the inning as they had runners at first and second with two outs. Brett Walters came to the plate and laced a hard shot toward third where Tyler Wilder speared and fired to third for the out and end the Trojan rally.

After East Wake added a pair of runs in the fourth, the Trojans got another run back in the fifth to make it 9-3 but the damage was done as the Warriors added single runs in the fifth and sixth to take a 11-3 lead into the top of the seventh.

Garner finally chased East Wake starter Christian Neal (W 3-1) from the game when they loaded the bases with one out. The Trojans added a single run to cap the scoring and end the game with a 11-4 loss.

The Trojans are back in action on Saturday when they welcome Fuquay-Varina to Trojan Park, first pitch is slated for 2:30. The JV game will precede the game beginning at 12:00.