Softball upsets Scotland County; advances to third round

Garner got a big hit from senior Raven Smith on Friday night at Scotland County as they upset the previously unbeaten Scots 5-2 to advance to the third round of the 4-A playoffs.

Scotland took an early 2-0 in the first, but Garner came back to knot the game at two after three. That's when Smith delievered a two-run double to put the Lady Trojans ahead for good as they held on for the 5-2 win.

Garner will now return home on Tuesday night to host GNRC rival Clayton with a trip to the Regional finals on the line.

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Softball blanks South View

The Lady Trojans used all facets of their game on Tuesday night as they blanked South View 6-0 at Trojan Field.

With the win, the Lady Trojans will advance to round two of the playoffs on Friday night as they host the winner of the Harnett Central/Terry Sanford match up.

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Baseball ends season with loss to Pine Forest

Garner traveled to Methodist University on Monday night to complete their first round playoff game with Pine Forest which began on Friday but was suspended prior to the start of the bottom of the second inning with Garner trailing 7-0.

Pine Forest scored all of their runs (unearned) against Will Norris who was let down by his defense with three errors in the first.

Unfortunately for Garner things didn't improve much on Monday as Pine Forest added two more runs in the bottom of the second as they went on to defeat Garner 9-1.

The Trojans end their season with an 11-13 record.

Garner expresses their thanks to the seniors from this season that provided us with so many great memories: Connor Torruella, Brett Walters, Will Norris, Brett Bailey, Riley Gallaher, Colin Perry, Danny Shortt, and Kyle Wiggins.

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Garner Track has State Champion

Daryl Saunders
won boys high jump with a mark of 6' 8" in a rainy wet day at the state meet. The event was halted several times for the safety of jumpers. When the meet resumed Saunders was able to clear 6' 8" with no problems. The second place finisher was only able to clear 6' 6".

Congratulations for bring home another state medal to the Trojans

Baseball suspended; will resume Monday


For the first time since 2006 a Garner playoff baseball game has been suspended. Tonight, Garner fell behind Pine Forest 7-0 after the first inning as Pine Forest sent 11 hitters to the plate and scored seven unearned runs as Garner made three errors in the inning.

Garner was unable to get a base runner on during their two at bats and prior to the bottom of the second, lightening forced the game to be delayed. After a delay of 90 minutes, the game was suspended and will be picked from the point of interruption.

The game will be resumed at Methodist University Monday night beginning at 6:00.

**The Trojan Sports Network would like to thank the staff and Pine Forest High School and Methodist University for their hospitality with the broadcast. A special thanks to D. Clay Best for his work during the rain delay coverage. Please note, there will be no broadcast on Monday night.**

Sports Physicals offered at GMHS!

Sports physicals for Garner Magnet High School student athletes will be offered on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

The cost of the physical will be $20 per student due the evening of the physical, with all proceeds returned to the athletic program at Garner Magnet High School (note: If you are paying with a check please make check payable to Garner Magnet High School).

This event is sponsored by Raleigh Orthopedic Group, Garner Family Practice, Cary Cardiology and STACK Physical Therapy. It will be held at Garner Magnet High School in the Auxiliary Gym (Small Gym).

To receive a physical the student athlete must arrive with a completed and signed Garner High School Athletic Participation Form. No exceptions will be made. You may pick up one of these forms from Mr. Guerrero’s office Room 327, or in the front office at Garner Magnet High School.

Please note if you have other forms that need to be filled out, ie for Middle School, Pop Warner, Boy Scouts, Camps, etc, you must bring that form with you. We are not capable of completing these following your physical.

In order to provide the physicians with an accurate attendance count you will need to make reservations with Mr. Guerrero, Athletic Trainer by Monday, May 23, 2011. To make your reservations, please return the enclosed form or email the enclosed information to

For a form that you can print out, please CLICK HERE.

Also, you will need to print out and bring the Physical doctor form.

Baseball closes regular season with loss


Brian Taylor struck out 12 Garner hitters on Monday night as he worked five innings and helped lead Harnett Central to a 9-2 win over Garner to close the regular season.

Harnett Central (15-6, 11-3) struck first in their opening at bat against Danny Shortt (L, 3-4) as they scored four runs. After the first three hitters reached, Heath Bowers singled over the head of Aquail Sanders to drive home two runs, on the play, the Trojans made a couple of throwing errors allowing a third run to score and later in the inning, Central scored another run on a double steal.

Garner (11-12, 8-6) got the first run against Taylor in the second. CJ Schmitt led off the inning with a double to the gap in right center and was brought home on a Brighton Hudson single to right and it was 4-1, Harnett Central going to the bottom of the second.

Once again Central flexed their offensive power in the second as a pair of runs scored to make it 6-1 on a Jonathan Bayles two-run single.

Garner got great bullpen work by Jake Faucette who pitched three innings in relief allowing just one unearned run and striking out a pair.

After a single run in the fourth, it was 7-1 Central and the Trojans weren't finished as they scored two more runs in the last of the sixth off relief pitcher, Brandon Tant to make it 9-1.

Garner built some momentum in their last at bat as they loaded the bases against Heath Bowers and scored a run as Will Norris singled Brett Bailey home, but it was too little too late as Garner fell 9-2 at Harnett Central.

The Trojans are back in action on Friday night when they travel to Pine Forest in the first round of the State Playoffs, the game will be played at Methodist College and is slated for a 7:00 first pitch.

JV Trojans Blast Central

Coach Nelson and the JV Trojans completed a very impressive regular season as they blasted Harnett Central 14-0 in five innings.

With the win, the JV Trojans finish the season at 15-3 overall and 10-1 in the league.

Congratulations to Coach Nelson and the Trojans on a great season!

Regional Track Results

Congrats to all the Regional Participants for their efforts on Saturday:

Juawan Moye 5th place Long Jump

Gary Frederick 6th place Long Jump

Theodore Brown 8th in the Triple Jump

Taylor Brunson 6th place in the 1600m and 8th place in 800m

4x100 finishes in 8th place, Jawaun Moye, Anthony Clanton, Jarvis Shelton, Jamarques Manson

Jaykia Davis 9th in 400m run and 5th place in 200m

4x400m finished in 6th place: Raevon Smith, Alan Careaga, Lance Littman, Tyler Littman

Daryl Saunders finished tied for 3rd Place in the High Jump with a height of 6' 6" . Will compete in the State Meet next Saturday @ N.C. A&T State University in Greensboro NC.

Varsity Soccer Updated

The regular season is officially over and the Lady Trojans finished the season on a roll as they lost only one of their last 13 games, they finished 11-2-1 in conference and 12-4-2 overall.

Garner's second place finish in conference means the Lady Trojans will be at home for the first round of the playoffs starting next week against South View High School.

The Trojans capped off the regular season with a 4-0 victory over Harnett Central. Amber Eberhard, Micaela Kymer, Gabi Dugal, and Heather Wilfong each scored a goal in the match.

Assists were given by Wilfong, Michelle Roth, and McKenzie Bennett. The Trojans put 18 of their 20 shots on goal, and only allowed two shots by Harnett Central.

This victory followed up the momentum of the 9-0 victory over East Wake last Monday when the seniors were honored for their dedication and hard work at half-time. The three senior field players, Amber Eberhard, Kari Skillman, and Michelle Roth, each scored in the match. The Senior goalkeeper Francheska Keke hosted a shutout.

Garner also defeated Southeast the second time around 7-3 and beat SSS 4-0.

The Girls varsity Soccer team finished the regular season scoring 65 total goals and allowing 29 total goals, while boasting 6 total shutouts.

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Baseball downs East Wake to win fourth in a row on Senior Night


Garner used a four-run first inning aided by an Alec Hulmes two-run homer along with great starting pitching from Will Norris as they held on to defeat East Wake 4-3 on Friday night at Trojan Park.

In the bottom of the first, Garner (11-11, 8-5) scored all four of their runs in the first inning. After the two run home run by Hulmes (his fifth of the season), Brett Walters and Norris walked ahead of Colin Perry. The Senior picked up his first hit of the year by lacing a line drive to left to plate two and give the Trojans a 4-0 lead after one.

East Wake (13-8, 9-5) picked up an unearned run against Norris (W, 6-3) in the third when Taylor Griswold doubled to score Christian Neal.

The Trojans threatened again in the sixth as Riley Gallaher doubled to begin the inning but was "thrown out" trying to steal third. However, Perry walked and advanced to third but was stranded there.

In the seventh, Norris struck out the first two hitters, but walked the next two, then gave up a single to load the bases before giving up a walk to cut the lead in half. That walk would end the Seniors night on the mound as Hulmes came on to try and close the book.

Hulmes (S, 2) walked the first man he faced which forced home another run and made it 4-3. Wes Luck was the final home for the Warriors and on an 0-2 pitch, Luck bounced into a fielder's choice and give the Trojans a Senior Night win.

Garner will close the regular season on Monday night when they travel to Harnett Central to face the other set of Trojans. First pitch is set for 7:00.

**JV Baseball picked up a 5-4 win in their last at bat against East Wake on Friday. They are at Harnett Central on Monday at 4:00**

Softball Honors Seniors with beatdown of East Wake

The Lady Trojans honored the four seniors on their squad, Mary-Scott Powell, Anna Burton, Raven Smith, and Ashley Carroll on Friday night as they defeated East Wake 10-0 in five innings.

Garner got to the Warriors early and often as they completed the season sweep of East Wake and will wrap up the regular season on Monday when they travel to Harnett Central on Monday night at 7:00.

JV Soccer has a great season

Congratulations to Coach Joe Dennis and the Lady Trojan JV Soccer team on finishing their season. The Lady Trojans were undefeated in the GNRC conference with a record of 8-0 and overall 10-1. They only allowed 10 goals, while scoring a total of 63 goals the whole season.

The team consist of Bayleigh Adams, Braina Ayala, Jordan Blake, Taylor Cooke, Tori Ellsworth, Chelsey Grady, Hannah Hamlin, Sarah Hamlin, Emily Hargrove, Kaasha Jefferies, Emily Lott, Hannah Pounds, Brooke Povich, Ashleigh Robb, Bailey Roque, Brittany Sobha, Carolina Waller & Katherine Waller.

Thanks for an awesome season ladies!

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Late inning rally sends Garner past Southeast Raleigh


Garner scored two-runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game with Southeast Raleigh before scoring the winning run in the ninth inning to defeat the Bulldogs 4-3 on Tuesday afternoon at Trojan Park.

Southeast Raleigh (0-17, 0-12) struck first in the opening frame as Colin Tangherlini doubled to begin the game and he later came around to score on a fielding error.

The Bulldogs added to their one-run lead with a two spot in the third. Kris Griffits walked and Tangherlini followed with a single to put runners at the corners for Dante Jones who laid down a safety squeeze allowing Griffiths to score. Tangeherlini was brought hom on a Travis Fritts single and after three, it was 3-0 Southeast.

Garner (10-11, 8-4) had scoring chances in both the third and fourth but could not capitalize. The first Trojan run scored in the sixth inning when Taylor Stephens brought home Connor Torruella on a sacrifice fly to center. However, it would be all the Trojans would get as they left runners at second and third.

Still trailing by two in the seventh, Garner was down to their final out when Colin Perry grabbed a bat to pinch hit and reached on a fielding error by David Wallace. Brandon Tant followed with a infield single and after Perry stole third, the Trojans had runners at the corners with two outs. Torruella followed and doubled down the line in right to bring both runs home and knot the score at three and send the game into extra innings.

Southeast threatened but did not score in the eighth as they got three consecutive walks but couldn't score as Will Norris and Alec Hulmes got starting pitcher, Danny Shortt off the hook. Garner couldn't scratch in eight and the game moved to the ninth.

The Bulldogs didn't score against Hulmes in the top of the ninth and Garner once again had a chance to win the game.

Perry led off the frame getting hit and trotted to first. After a fly out, Torruella lined a ball off the leg of Tangherlini which rolled all the way to the third base dugout and once the dust had cleared, the Trojans had runners at second and third with one out as the Bulldogs were forced to change pitchers.

Enter Jon Baxter who's first pitch of the afternoon was laced back up the middle by Hulmes for an RBI single and gave the men of Troy a 4-3 win.

Garner will be back at Trojan Park on Friday night for Senior Night as they host East Wake at 7:00.

Softball Blasts Southeast Raleigh 20-2 in five innings, they host East Wake on Friday at 7:00, it will also be Senior Night for the Lady Trojans.

Regional Track Qualifiers

The following athletes have qualified for the track regionals which will be held Saturday at Pinecret High


Jakiya Davis- 200m , 400m


Theodore Brown - Triple Jump
Taylor Brunson- 800m 1600m
Anthony Clanton- 4x100, 4x200
Gary Fredrick-Long Jump
Juwan Moye- 4x100, 4x200, Long Jump , Triple Jump
Jemarques Manson-4x100, 4x200
Jarvis Shelton -4x100, 4x200, Long Jump, 4x400
Daryl Saunders - High Jump, 4x200, 4x400
Raveon Smith 400m 4x400

Congratulations and best of luck to the Trojans!

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"Trojan Walk of Fame" Fundraiser

Leave your mark at Garner High School with an engraved brick paved area around the GMHS Flag Pole!
Memorialize your class, a friend, your family, a coach or a special teacher! Share a brick with a classmate!
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