Volleyball picks up first conference victory

The Varsity volleyball squad began Greater Neuse River play last night against Clayton and earned their first conference victory of the season over the Comets 3-0.

Garner (3-2, 1-0) had outstanding performances from several players including Kristen Powell who contributed 13 kills, eight service points for the night along with five blocks. Kasha Jeffries provided 16 service points and two kills, while Lauren Pierce added four kills and two blocks. Emily Fleming also aided the cause with seven service points, two digs and several assists. Courney Weathersbee plays key role with multiple assists and digs as setter and assisting with with two successful blocks for the night.

The Lady Trojans return home on Thursday night to host East Wake. The JV match begins at 4:30 with the varsity following at 5:30.

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Lady Trojan Tennis downs East Wake

Garner 7
East Wake 2


K. King (G) d. A. Montague (EW) 6-1, 6-4
D. Grissett (G) d. S. Blackley (EW) 7-5, 6-1
H. Hamlin (G) d. J. McAbee (EW) 6-3, 6-3
V. Velasquez (G) d. S. Smith (EW) 6-7 (6), 6-1, 10-8
S. Hamlin (G) d. B. McGlynn (EW) 6-0, 6-2
T. Vess (G) d. E. O'Neal (EW) 6-0, 6-2


K. King/H. Hamlin (G) d. A. Montague/S. Blackley (EW) 8-5
J. McAbee/S. Smith (EW) d. A. Clark/E. Pittman (G) 8-6
B. McGlynn/E. O'Neal (EW) d. E. Chalk/A. Walton (G) 8-4


Kristina Zani (6-2, 6-2) won in singles. Bailey Roque (7-9) and Devon McKee (3-8) lost in singles.

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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.

Trojan Sports Network now available on your smart phone

The Trojan Sports Network will continue on the cutting edge of high school sports broadcasting this season as they announced a new partnership with Play-by-Play Sports Properties LLC and TuneIn Radio.

The venture with the company based in Palo Alta, Calf., will allow fans to listen to Trojan sports directly from their smart phones, from anywhere in the world.

In order to listen, fans should download the free application on any smartphone and search for "Garner High School Football. Streaming through TuneIn Radio will begin with the August 26th home football opener with Athens Drive.

"The Trojan Sports Network has been on the cutting edge of high school sports broadcasting since its inception in 2007 and with our new venture with TuneIn Radio and Play-by-Play Sports Properties, we can continue to provide the Garner High community with a way to keep up to date with the latest in high school sports.” said Chris Edwards, voice of the Trojans.

Edwards continued, "Additionally, we are thrilled to be the first school in America to venture into the smart phone medium. We believe that with this venture Garner alumni from across the world will be able to have a small piece of home with them no matter where they might be."

Games will continue to be available online through www.garnertrojans.com, however the partnership with TuneIn Radio will continue through the end of the school year.

Trojan Club President Mark Massey said, "This is a great opportunity for Garner Magnet High School to continue to promote our student-athletes, not only in football but in all sports. Our goal has always been to give our student-athletes the best possible exposure in hopes they can receive a college scholarship and this partnership will continue that mission."

Garner downs Athens Drive to stay perfect


Garner used a 16-point first quarter full of big offensive plays to down Athens Drive 29-7 on Friday night at Trojans Stadium.

On the first play from scrimmage, Garner (2-0) gave the ball to Juwan Moye who rumbled 65-yards to pay dirt for a 7-0 Trojan advantage.

Athens Drive (1-1) moved backwards in their first drive and after a intentional grounding call, the Jaguars had to punt from deep in their own end, which proved to be costly as Tommy Evanoff stepped on the back line of the end zone for a safety and gave the Trojans an early 9-0 lead.

Another Athens Drive miscue gave the Trojans another scoring chance. Ricky Clark blocked another Jaguar punt and on the first play of the ensuing drive, Vince Jefferies found Moye in the end zone for a 16-0 advantage for Garner.

The Jaguars got on the board late in the second quarter after an eight play drive that culminated with Jason West finding Mike Estes from 12-yards out and a 16-7 Garner lead.

With under a minute to play in the half, Garner scored for the final time in the half using a mix of the run and pass, however, the biggest play of the drive was a Demetrius Fairley 46 yard run which set up a three yard touchdown run from Moye and the two teams went to the locker room with Garner up 22-7.

The games final score capped an eight play Garner drive with Jefferies scrambling three yards for a touchdown and the 29-7 lead for the Trojans which proved to be the difference.

Garner improves to 2-0 for the first time since the 2007 season and will have a short week to prepare as they travel to Broughton for a Thursday night contest with the Capitals, kick-off from Broughton is slated for 7:00 p.m.

JV Football kicks off season with victory

The JV Football team began their 2011 season on Thursday night as they traveled to Athens Drive and in the first game under head coach Ronnie Lee, the Trojans came away with a 32-7 victory over the Jaguars.

Garner (1-0) opens the home portion of their schedule next Wednesday when they host Broughton at Trojan Stadium. Kick-off is set for 7:00.

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Volleyball evens record

After starting the season 0-2, Coach Boyette and the varsity volleyball squad rebounded today to even their record at 2-2 while a three games to one win over South Johnston.

Garner will get set to begin Greater Neuse River play on Tuesday when they travel to Clayton. The JV match begins at 4:30 with varsity to follow at 5:30

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Volleyball picks up first win

The Lady Trojan volleyball squad earned their first victory of the season Tuesday night with a three games to one road victory over Athens Drive.

The Jaguars took game on of the match 25-23, but after that it was all Garner. The Lady Trojans won game two 25-18, game three 25-14 and closed the match with a 25-21 win in game four.

Garner (1-2) will be back in action on Thursday night when they welcome South Johnston to Trojan Coliseum. The JV match will begin at 4:30 and the varsity will follow at 5:30.

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Soccer earns second victory

Coach Sherwin and the varsity soccer team moved to 3-0 on Monday night when a 2-0 victory over Cary inside Trojan Stadium.

Garner (2-0) received goals from Zach Wallace, Taylor Stephens and Simba Washaya. While Stephens added an assists and Marco Perez added a pair of helpers for the Trojans.

Kenneth Perkinson helped the Trojans cause by pitching a shutout at goalie.

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Trojans Clip Eagles to open season


Garner scored early and often on Friday night as they opened the 2011 season with a 62-42 win over the Enloe Eagles at Len Bauer Stadium.

Enloe (0-1) struck first as the Trojans fumbled the opening kick-off and gave the Eagles a short filed which allowed Charlie Twitty to rumble into the endzone for an early 7-0 lead for Enloe.

On the ensuing possession, Garner (1-0), used a steady diet of the run to march the ball down the field on the Eagle defense as Juwan Moye capped the drive with a rushing touchdown to tie the score at seven all.

The Trojan offense exploded in the second quarter as Garner scored through the air and on the ground. Junior quarterback, Vince Jefferies connected with Tim Thorb and Brayden Sims for scores through the air. Meanwhile, Demetrius Fairley scored four times on the night to give Garner a 42-7 halftime lead.

Enloe made a push to get back in the game in the third quarter, but the Trojans squashed the rally attempt and held on for the 62-42 win. It was the first time Garner has won a season opener since 2007 when they defeated Millbrook 28-6.

The Trojans open the home portion of their schedule next week as the welcome the Athens Drive Jaguars to Trojan Stadium, kick-off is slated for 7:30.

Soccer opens season with victory

Coach Sherwin and the Varsity soccer squad picked up their first win of the season on Tuesday night as they defeated Middle Creek 3-2.

Garner (1-0) got goals from Marco Perez, Taylor Stephens and Preston Williams. The Trojans also assists from Perez and Zach Wallace.

The Trojans are back in action on Monday when they open the home portion of their schedule when they face Cary at Trojan Stadium, the Varsity match will begin at 6:30 with the JV starting at 4:30.

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Volleyball drops opener

Fresh off a 2010 season where they picked up the Greater Neuse River championship, the varsity volleyball squad dropped their season opener as they fell to Cary 3-1 on Monday night at Charles H. Adams Gymnasium.

Cary (1-0) won the first game 25-16, but Garner (0-1) picked up the victory in game two 25-23 before dropping games three and four, 25-22 and 25-18 respectively.

The Lady Trojans begin the home portion of their schedule Tuesday night when they welcome Fuquay-Varina to Trojan Coliseum, the match is slated for a 5:30 start with the JV preceding at 4:30.

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2011 Trojan Club Membership Application

You can sign up now for your 2011 Trojan Club Memberships and enjoy another exciting year of Garner sports!

A Trojan Club membership entitles you to admission to all regular season home athletic events during the school year. Not only does your membership benefit the athletic programs at GMHS, but it can also save you money on admission charges. For just one sport, individual admission to the home games can cost more than a membership.

You can fill out an application by clicking HERE.

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