Trojan tennis downs Clayton

Garner 5
Clayton 4


D. Dale (C) d. D. Chavez (G) 7-5, 6-1
A. Simpson (C) d. A. Smith (G) 4-6, 6-3, 10-8
E. Pierce (G) d. W. Booth (C) 6-2, 6-3
J. Webster (G) d. I. Bliss (C) 7-6 (3), 6-4
J. Huber (C) d. E. Mitchell (G) 2-6, 6-3, 10-8
E. Hall (G) d. T. Cline (C) 6-3, 6-0


D. Chavez/A. Smith (G) d. D. Dale/A. Simpson (C) 8-4
I. Bliss/J. Huber (C) d. E. Pierce/N. Stephenson (G) 8-2
E. Mitchell/E. Hall (G) d. W. Booth/T. Cline (C) 8-2


Ryan Mahjoub/John Dunston (8-2), Keith Dolman/Ned Johnson (8-4) won in doubles. Kevin Gloth/Sindre Larsen (6-8) lost in doubles.

Records: (2-0, 2-0)

The Trojans will step outside of conference play for the first time this season as they travel to Athens Drive to face the Jaguars tomorrow at 4:00

This Week in Trojan Athletics Show returns tonight

The Trojan Sports Network will return to Aversboro Restaurant tonight at 7:00 as they take a look at what's going on this week around Trojan Sports.

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 which begins at 7:00 by CLICKING HERE.

Garner golf wins again

Playing their second match in as many days, the Trojans golfers continued their outstanding start as they downed Fuquay-Varina on Tuessday 169-181.

Michael Ottenson was the medalist shooting a 37 followed by:
Matt Hawley 43
Paolo Ceyrolles 44
Matteo Ceyrolles 45

The golf team returns to action next Tuesday (March 6) when they travel to Wendell Country Club for a match against the Greater Neuse River Conference. The Trojans tee time is slated for 4:00

Trojan baseball wins season opener


Senior CJ Schmitt homered over the wall in left field to plate two runs and give the Trojans at 7-5 advantage in the last of the sixth as the men of Troy won their season opener for the first time since 2007 with the two run decision at Trojan Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Garner (1-0) took a 4-0 after two thanks to a three run double by Alec Hulmes to cap the second inning. The first run for the Trojan came in the opening inning when Taylor Stephens scored on a bases loaded walk.

Broughton (0-1) answered back in the top of the third as they scored five runs to chase Trojan starter Trey Thompson from the game. The big hit of the third was a two run double from Austin Walker which gave the Capitals a one run, 5-4 advantage.

The Trojans then ran Tyler Marshburn (W 1-0) to the hill in relief and the righty work four and two thirds and did not allow a walk while striking out seven in his debut in a Trojan uniform.

Garner was able to tie score in the fourth inning off Broughton reliever Chris Schrum (L, 0-1) when Schmitt delivered his first RBI of the game with as he drove in Levin Woodall which made the game even at five before the Trojan catcher won it in the sixth.

The men of Troy return to action on Thursday afternoon when they travel to Middle Creek. First pitch is slated for 4:15.

JV Wins

Coach Nelson and his JV baseball squad earned their first win of the season on Tuesday afternoon as they downed Broughton 9-3 at Wiley Warren Field.

The Trojans will open the home portion of their schedule on Thursday when they host Middle Creek at 4:00.

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Trojan Tennis Downs Bulldogs

Garner 8
Southeast Raleigh 1


D. Chavez (G) d. M. Collier (SER) 6-0, 6-0
A. Smith (G) d. J. Le (SER) 6-1, 6-0
E. Pierce (G) d. B. Atkinson (SER) 6-4, 6-0
J. Webster (G) d. N. Money (SER) 7-5, 6-1
E. Mitchell (G) d. P. Snow (SER) 6-0, 7-5
E. Hall (G) d. H. Gihwala (SER) 7-5, 6-3


E. Pierce/N. Stephenson (G) d. B. Atkinson/N. Money (SER) 8-5
P. Snow/H. Gihwala (SER) d. J. Stewart/C. Simpson (G) 8-6
J. Dunston/R. Mahjoub (G) d. C. Harris/J. Sangvacharakul (SER) 8-2


Joseph Graham (8-1), Simba Washaya (8-0) and Miller Sawyer (8-4) won in singles. Tyler Losada/Lalonzo Chambers (5-8) lost in doubles.

Record: (1-0, 1-0)

The Trojans travel to face rival Clayton High School tomorrow at 3:30.

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Golf team earns victory in season opener

The Trojan golf team won their first conference match with a combine score of 155, Michael Ottenson won Medalist with 36, Paolo Ceyrolles 38, Zack Coble 38, Matt Hawley 43.

Match Results:
1 - Garner 155
2 - Clayton 158
3 - Harnett Central 163
4 - West Johnston 165

Garner returns to action on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 when they travel to Bent Winds to take on Fuquay-Varina.

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Trojans fall in Sectional Final


Millbrook erased an eight point, 28-20 halftime deficit on Friday night at Trojan Coliseum to move into the regional semi-finals with a 62-55 win over the Garner Trojans.

Garner (25-3) trailed by three points at 14-11 after the opening eight minutes but were able to rally in the games second stanza as Gavin Wilson caught fire from the outside knocking down a pair of three pointers as he poured in 13 points to give the men of Troy a 28-20 lead at intermission.

Millbrook (24-6) came out on fire in the third quarter scoring the first seven points of the stanza to pull to within one point at 28-27 prompting Coach Gray to call a timeout to stop the bleeding. As the quarter wore on, the contest became a back and fourth affair as the Wildcats were led by Karon Blount and Shi'Chee Moore who kept them in the game and helped Millbrook take a 40-38 lead into the final quarter.

In the final minutes of the final stanza, the Trojans couldn't get the buckets to fall as Moore put Millbrook on his back scoring 18 of his game high 21 points in the second half including 10 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Wildcats to a 62-55 victory.

For the Trojans another spectacular season comes to a conclusion but the Trojan Nation would like to extend their appreciation to the nine seniors who provided us with so many memories over the past four seasons. The Garner senior basketball players went 51-4 over the past two seasons including an 88-27 record over the past four years.

Thanks to: Jarie Hicks, Josh McClain, Max Kuhns, Anthony Tucker, Larry Richardson, Gavin Wilson, DaShawn Stabler, Cameron Redd, and Dominique Redd.

Trojans out score Wakefield; advance to Sectional Finals


Garner outscored Wakefield 46-30 over the final 16 minutes of basketball to advance to the Sectional Final for the third straight year with a 76-60 victory over the Wolverines on Wednesday night at Trojan Coliseum.

The Trojans (25-2) lead 12-0 to start the game before Wakefield (17-8) came storming back to tie the game at 30 heading into the locker room. Garner was paced by Larry Richardson who scored eight points to lead the men of Troy. On the flip side, Jalin Barnes scored 12 first half points for Wakefield while Romone Adderley kept the Wolverines in the game by hitting three, three point shots in the opening half to erase the early lead for the Trojans.

With the game back in fourth in the opening moments of the second half, the Trojans went down low to Dominique Reed, who after scoring just two first half points exploded for eight points in the third quarter (he finished with 18 to lead all scorers). Late in the third stanza, Garner led by five (50-45) with just 3.2 seconds left; on the inbounds, Demarcus Sanford drove to the left elbow and hit a fall away 14 foot jump shot as the buzzer sounded to extend the Garner lead to 52-45 heading into the final stanza.

Wakefield found themselves in foul trouble in the fourth quarter which allowed Garner to go to the rim with Demarcus Sanford (career high 16 points), Josh McClain (9 points) and Ricahrdson (15 points) who were able to extend their lead to as many as 12 midway through the fourth.

The Wolverines forced Garner to win the game from the free throw line which they did going as they scored 12 points from the line in the final three minutes to move to the third round of the playoffs with a 76-60 victory.

Garner will return home on Friday night as they host Millbrook in the Sectional Finals. Tip-off for the contest is slated for 7:00 from Trojan Coliseum.

Above is a call of from the Trojan Sports Network of Dominique Reed's dunk against Wakefield on Wednesday night.

Trojans advance to second round


After playing three games in five days last week, Garner came out a big sluggish on Monday night but survived a scrappy Sanderson squad to advance to the second round of the 4A playoffs with a 80-58 win at Trojan Coliseum.

Garner (24-2) led by six (17-11) after the first quarter as they exploited their size inside as Dominique Reed scored six of his 13 points in the opening quarter. The second quarter was very sloppy, however the Spartans couldn't get anything going on the offensive end thanks to outstanding defense from the Trojans and as a result, Garner led 34-19 at halftime.

The men of Troy came out of the locker room on fire to start the second half going on a 8-2 run over the first 1:43 of the third quarter to begin to pull away. Sanderson (11-16) was able to stick close with their outside shooting as they buried four three pointers in the third quarter. But, the Trojan big men continued to dominate as Garner took a 58-34 lead to the final quarter.

In the final stanza, Coach Gray emptied his bench allowing most everyone to get in the game as they pulled away to win, 80-58.

The Trojans will return home on Wednesday night in the second round of the 4-A playoffs as they welcome the Wakefield Wolverines to Trojan Coliseum.Wakefield was able to advance to the second round with a 69-61 victory over Knightdale. Tip-off is slated for 7:00.

Trojans host Sanderson to open playoffs

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced the 2012 playoff brackets on Saturday afternoon and beginning Monday night, Garner will make their 18th appearance in the State Playoffs under head coach Eddie Gray.

Garner who won their fourth straight Greater Neuse River Conference Championship this winter was tabbed as the number two overall seed in the East Pod. The Trojans will welcome the Sanderson Spartans (10-14) who are the number 15 overall seed with the winner of the contest facing the winner of the Knightdale/Wakefield game on Wednesday night.

Tip-off for the Garner/Sanderson game on Monday night is slated for 7:00 and no passes will be honored. Your Trojan Sports Network will also have play-by-play coverage beginning at 6:30.

To view the entire playoff bracket, CLICK HERE.

Reed's buzzer beater sends Trojans to Conference title


Dominique Reed banked in a bucket from left of the key with less than three seconds left to break a 68 all tie with the Clayton Comets on Friday night as he sent Trojan Coliseum into a frenzy as the Trojans claimed their third straight conference tournament championship 70-68.

Clayton (18-6) dominated the opening quarter and a half overcoming a five point deficit to take a 19-12 lead after the first period. That lead ballooned to near double digits midway through the second quarter before the Trojans got on the comeback trail.

Larry Richardson put Garner (23-2) on his back in the first half hitting shot after shot to finish the half with 14 points and give Garner a two point lead late in the quarter before Julius Barnes knocked in a short jumper to make it 33-29 Trojans at the break.

The third quarter was nip and tuck and the Comets managed to stay close thanks to the outside shooting of Anthony Gaskins who knocked home a pair of three pointers in the third quarter as he finished the game with five shots from distance, but after three Garner led 51-49.

Clayton built a seven point lead with just over three minutes left and after back to back to back steals and layups by Garner, it was just a one point game entering the home stretch.

With less than a minute to go and the Comets up three, 68-65, the Trojans went to their go to guy Reed, who put back an offensive rebound and drew a foul and went on to complete the old fashioned three point play.

The Comets had one final possession as the game clock wound inside of 20 seconds but a steal by Demarcus Sanford gave Garner their final crack at the winner. On the final play, Richardson fed Reed on a jump pass for the games final two points and gave the home team a 70-68 victory.

Garner will return to action on Monday night in the opening round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's 4-A State Playoffs. Tip off is slated for 7:00, the opponent however is not known at this time but the brackets will be announced on Saturday afternoon.

Once we know the brackets, we will provide the playoff information.

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Coach Gray claims Sports Council Award

For the Garner Trojans, 2011 was a remarkable year and on Wednesday night at the RBC Center, the Trojans added another feather to their cap; as head mens basketball coach, Eddie Gray, was honored with the Raleigh Sports Councils Amateur Athletic Award beating out Keith Marshall (Millbrook High School) and Jesse Williams (Broughton High School/US National Team for Track and Field).

Gray was nominated for the award after his club won the 2011 Holiday Invitational defeating squads from Houston, Texas, Kinson and the Bronx, New York. He was selected as the winnere after receiving more fan votes online than the other two competitors.

However in typical fashion the head man of the Trojans was click to deflect the attention away from himself, "this isn't an award for me, its for the community, school and all the young people I've had the fortune to coach over the last 35 years." Gray said.

Coach continued, "I'm just so humbled by it and it's never been about me, its been about our school and the things we've been able to accomplish not only on the basketball court but in the classroom as well."

During his acceptance interview he thanked his wife, Susan, for always sticking by him and constantly encouraging him over his 35 years as a coach.

Congratulations to Coach Gray for such a deserving honor.

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Trojans waltz into tournament championship


Garner ran away from Knightdale early on Wednesday night at Trojan Coliseum and was able to sustain a scoring slump to move past the Knights 87-64 to move into the Greater Neuse River Conference Tournament Championship game for the third straight year.

The Trojans (22-2) used a very fast start going on a 8-0 run as Dominique Reed, Cameron Redd, Larry Richardson and Josh McClain all scored quick buckets for Garner over the first 63 seconds of the game prompting the Knights to call a timeout. However, that timeout did little to slow down Garner who went on to close the first in a frenzy as Reed scored 16 of his game high 25 points in the first stanza to lead 36-18 after one.

Knightdale (12-13) managed to slow the tempo down in the second quarter while the Trojans found themselves into a shooting slump. Unfortunately for the Knights, they could only cut the deficit to 12 points midway through the quarter. The final four minutes of the opening half saw the Trojans grow their lead to a working margin as they led 52-37 at the break.

Gavin Wilson provided the scoring leadership for Garner in the third scoring five of his 12 during the period while Garner to a 69-40 advantage to the final quarter. In that final stanza the Trojans were able to rest some key guys and cruised to a 87-64 victory.

Garner will return home for the Championship game on Friday night at 7:30 when they take on the Clayton Comets in the title tilt. The Comets reached the championship game by defeating Southeast Raleigh 53-50.

The boys championship game will be preceded by the girls championship game at 6:00 and at 4:00 Knightdale and Southeast Raleigh will play the third place game. All three contests will take place inside Trojan Coliseum.

2012 Garner Baseball Rosters announced


Robert Doak
Garrett Hamilton
Alec Hulmes
Tyler Marshburn
Scotty McCreery
Juwan Moye
Aquail Sanders
CJ Schmitt
Tre Thompson
Carrington Austin
Jake Ellington
Jake Faucette
Anthony Gallavotti
Vince Jeffries
Michael Lamb
Trevor Lee
Taylor Stephens
Skylar Strickland
Levin Woodall
Brighton Hudson

Jared Collins
Nick Gallogly
Wyatt Godwin
Kameron Harris
Grayson Lee
Nick Phillips
Alan Robinson
Cody Smith
Logan Torruella
Trevor Wiley
Chance Corbin
Stone Gulley
Saylon Kieft
Ian Monahan
Caleb Norris
Jonathan Sierra
Brayden Sims
Greg Stewart
Matt Young

Trojans move into semi-finals of conference tournament


Garner and Harnett Central locked horns for the second time in four days on Monday night at Trojan Coliseum in the opening round of the Greater Neuse River Conference tournament and for the 10th consecutive meeting, the men of Troy bested Central 79-53.

The Trojans (21-2) got off to a sluggish start but relied on senior big man, Dominique Reed, who was on fire in the early going the first five points for the Trojans and score all seven of his first half points in the opening eight minutes to left lead Garner to a 11-5 lead after one quarter.

In the second quarter, Garner found their stride both from the line and from the outside, Gavin Wilson entered the game and promptly nailed his first two shots from the outside to finish with eight first half points. Meanwhile, the Trojans missed just one shot from the charity stripe going 13 of 14 from the line to take a 45-19 lead into the locker room.

Harnett Central (4-19) tried to claw back into the game in the third quarter scoring the first four points of the quarter and went on to outscore Garner 19-13 in the period. Malcolm Graves carried Central with 11 of his game high 22 points in the third stanza but the Trojans still led 58-38 after three.

Coach Gray managed to work everyone into the game and in the closing moments of the game, Sammy Saunders scored a career high nine points to help led the Trojans on to the semi-finals with a 79-53 victory.

Garner will face Knightdale on Wednesday night at 7:30 at Trojan Coliseum. Southeast Raleigh and Clayton will play in the first semi-final at Trojan Coliseum, that game will tip-off at 6:00.

Spring Sports Tryout information

Spring sports try-outs beginning Monday Feb.13th (sport/location):

Tennis at the tennis courts - 2:30

Track at the Stadium at 3:00

Baseball at Trojan Park at 2:40

Softball at Trojan Field (softball field) at 2:30

Lacrosse on practice field at 2:30

Soccer on practice field at 2:30

All participants MUST have an athletic physical on file with Coach Guerrero BEFORE they will be allowed to participate. No exceptions!

Greater Neuse River Conference Tournament set

The field is set for the 2012 Greater Neuse River Conference basketball tournament which will be played Monday through Friday across the GNRC landscape.

Boys (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)


At Garner
Game 1: (4) Knightdale vs. (5) East Wake - 6:00
Game 2: (1) Garner vs. (8) Harnett Central - 7:30

At Clayton
Game 3: (3) SE Raleigh vs. (6) Smithfield-Selma - 6:00
Game 4: (2) Clayton vs. (7) West Johnston - 7:30


At Highest Seed
Game 5: SE Raleigh/SSS vs. Clayton/West Johnston - 6:00/7:30
Game 6: Garner/Harnett Central vs. Knightdale/East Wake - 6:00/7:30


At Highest Seed
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6 - 7:30


GIRLS (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)


At SE Raleigh
Game 1: (4) Harnett Central vs. (5) Knightdale - 6:00
Game 2: (1) SE Raleigh vs. (8) Smithfield-Selma - 7:30

At East Wake
Game 3: (3) Clayton vs. (6) West Johnston - 6:00
Game 4: (2) East Wake vs. (7) Garner - 7:30


At Higher Overall Seed
Game 5: Harnett Central/Knightdale vs. SE Raleigh/SSS - 6:00/7:30
Game 6: Clayton/West Johnston vs. East Wake/Garner - 6:00/7:30


At Highest BOYS seed
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6 - 6:00

Trojans hammer Central to close regular season


Garner used a fast start on the road Friday night to put Harnett Central away and cap their second 20-win season is as many years with a 80-49 victory.

The Trojans used a big first quarter from Dominique Reed and Josh McClain to begin to pull away forcing Central to call a timeout midway through the first quarter and following that time out, Garner (20-2, 13-1) went on a 7-2 run to close the quarter and lead 21-6 after one.

In the second quarter it was the same story as Reed continued to go to work down low to finish the first half with 13 of his 20 points. Meanwhile, Larry Richardson buried a three and poured in eight first half points to give Garner a 41-15 lead at the break.

Harnett Central (4-16, 2-13) came out in the second half with a renewed fire and scored some easy buckets on a sloppy defensive effort and managed to cut the lead to 47-28 with just over three minutes left in the third quarter. But, that's when Cameron Redd took over scoring five of his 14 points in the waning moments of the third stanza to make it 55-37 in favor of Garner after three quarters.

The fourth quarter was more of the Garner attack as Coach Gray emptied his bench and everyone saw time as the men of Troy rolled to the 80-49 win.

Garner will be back at home on Monday night in the first round of the Greater Neuse River Conference Tournament. The Trojans will face Harnett Central with tip-off slated for 7:30.

Lady Trojans fall

Coach Mays and his Lady Trojans couldn't match up with Harnett Central on Friday night as they fell 51-28 to close the regular season.

The Lady Trojans will be on the road in the opening round of the conference tournament on Tuesday when they travel to East Wake at 7:30.

JV Sweeps

Both JV teams close their season with wins on Friday night as the JV ladies picked up a 40-37 win. The JV boys picked up a 59-34 win to cap their season at 18-4 overall and 11-3 in the conference.

Trojans outlast Bulldogs to win Greater Neuse River


Prior to their game with Southeast Raleigh on Tuesday night, Garner honored the nine seniors on their basketball team and those seniors helped lead the men of Troy to a 76-72 win over their arch rival inside Trojan Coliseum. With the victory, Garner has once again wrapped up the Greater Neuse River Conference championship for a fourth consecutive year.

Garner (19-2, 12-1) began the game on fire as senior Josh McClain scored all eight of his first half points in the first quarter which included a pair of three pointers; not to be outdone on senior night Larry Richardson also scored eight points to give the Trojans a 24-14 lead after one.

Southeast Raleigh (9-9, 7-6) managed to claw their way back into the contest in the second stanza as LeAnder Ashe hit a trio of three's to finish the half with 11 points and help the Bulldogs close the half on a 12-2 run to make it 37-34 Trojans at intermission.

The second half was as advertised as both teams left in on the floor but in the third quarter the Trojans went back to McClain who finished with 13 points his sixth game in a row in double figures, also key for Garner was Dominique Reed who scored seven of his team high 20 in the third to make it 55-51 Trojans after three.

With the outcome still in doubt in the fourth quarter, Garner was sent to the charity stripe 18 times in the final quarter and hit 17 of those 18. In addition, Richardson was 6/6 in the second half, Reed hit his final seven from the line and freshman Julius Barnes knocked down all six of his fourth quarter free throws to ice the game and preserve the 76-72 victory for Garner.

The Trojans will close the regular season on Friday night when they travel to Harnett Central for an 8:00 tip off.

Varsity Girls fall

Coach Mays and his Lady Trojans played Southeast Raleigh tough for the entire first quarter and into the second half, but the Bulldogs were just too much as they went on to defeat Garner 46-24.

The Lady Trojans close the regular season on Friday night at Harnett Central, tip off is set for 6:30.

JV falls

Both JV teams fall to SE Raleigh on Friday night with the JV ladies falling to the Bulldogs 50-23 and the JV boys fall 45-39.

The JV program will complete their season on Friday night at Harnett Central. Ladies at 4, boys at 5:15

Vote for Coach Gray for Sports Council Award

Garner head basketball coach, Eddie Gray has been selected by the Raleigh Sports Club as a finalist for their Amateur Athletics Award. The award is presented to someone in amateur sports who has made an impact over the past year(s) on their community.

The winner will be announced and the award presented on February 16th in an event at the RBC Center.

However, Trojan Nation needs to do their part to rally behind the head coach of the Trojans and cast your vote for Coach Gray.

In order to vote, CLICK HERE and follow the instructions. The voting runs until February 10th so make sure your voice is heard.

Congratulations, Coach Gray!

Thank you  Lee and Anna Hudson

Individual results from GNRC Wrestling

1st Place 195 lb - Brandon Russell

3rd Place 220 lb - Jacob Ennis
3rd Place 138 lb - Emon Kizer
3rd Place 113 lb - James Box

4th Place 120 lb - Justin Scales
4th Place 145 lb - Devon Johnson

Congratulations to these outstanding wrestlers on a great season.

Track stars headed to States

Congratulations to the following track team members for qualifying for the State Indoor Meet which will be held Saturday, February 11 at the Eddie Smith Field House on the campus of UNC in Chapel Hill.

The boys 4OO- meter -relay team of Tyler Littmann, Lance Littmann, Preston Rogers and Adam Russ qualified with a time of 3:34.

Theodore Brown qualified in the Triple Jump with a mark of 45 feet seven inches.

Thank you Lee and Anna Hudson

Trojans joust Knights, again


Garner used a late second quarter spurt to take a 13 point lead into the locker room on Friday night at Trojan Coliseum and never looked back as they defeated Knightdale for the second time this season, 96-70.

Both squads played a very competitive first quarter with both Dominique Reed (six points) and Curry Lassiter (eight points) leading their squad in the first stanza, but the Trojans had the advantage 18-15.

Garner (18-2, 11-1) used a 4-0 run over the first 59 seconds of the second quarter to take a seven point lead prompting Knightdale (10-11, 8-4) to call their timeout in the contest. But, the Trojans kept going inside to Reed who finished the first half with 16 points, however the biggest shot of the half came from Josh McClain who nailed a three from left of the key as the first half buzzer sounded to send the men of Troy into the locker room up 46-33.

The Knights came out in the second half and couldn't get any rhythm going as Reed continued his dominance down low while McClain poured in six third stanza points to make it 69-53 Trojans after three.

Garner poured it on in the final quarter as they entire team saw action while Reed finished with 29 points and Demarcus Sanford scored nine second half points to finish the game with a career high of 14 points and lead the Trojans to a 96-70 win and the season sweep of the Knights.

The Trojans will return home on Tuesday night for Senior Night when they host Southeast Raleigh at 8:00.

Lady Trojans fall

Coach Mays and his Lady Trojans started the game off cold as they trailed 13-1 before they began on the comeback trail and cut the deficit to single digits. However, the Knights pulled away in the end for the 50-43 victory.

The Lady Trojans will be back at home on Tuesday night at 6:30 when they host Southeast Raleigh, it will also be Senior Night for the ladies.

JV splits

The JV girls fall to Knightdale 59-30 while the JV boys continued their winning ways and kept pace with the league leader (SE Raleigh) with a 55-48 victory over Knightdale.

Both JV teams will conclude the home portion of their schedule when they host Southeast Raleigh. The JV girls will tip at 4:00 followed by the boys at 5:15

JV Basketball team selling T-Shirts

Coach Bloms and his JV Basketball team will be selling t-shirts both for the "Blue Crew" and also another T-Shirt for anyone else.

The shirts are gold and are $15 each. Anyone who wants one needs to come to Coach Bloms room #106 to order.

All orders are due by next Tuesday (February 7) morning. There will also be order forms at the game Friday night. "Make sure you get your gold, blue crew basketball shirt for the playoffs!" And yes, they will be here in time for the playoffs.

Below you will find the designs of both the Blue Crew and the Garner basketball t-shirt.

Blue Crew T-Shirt:

Garner Basketball T-Shirt:

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Trio of Trojans sign letters of Intent

Wednesday marked National Signing Day for high school football players to ink their name to play college football next season and three members of the 2011 Eastern Champion Garner Trojans made their commitment known Wednesday morning.

Maylon Rowland - St. Augustine

The Trojan lineman made his commitment to St. Aug on Wednesday saying he chose that school because "he liked the atmosphere and the coaches will look out for me and take care of me."

Rowland says the Bears plan to use him at defensive end during his time.

Demetrius Fairley - Gardner Webb

After a self described, "rocky" recruiting process, Demetrius Fairley signed his letter of intent with Gardner Webb on Wednesday morning.

Asked why he chose the Bulldogs, Fairley said "I felt like they were the most loyal and sincere to me during the entire process - they've been watching me since my sophomore year."

Fairley said that it was his family who "helped him through the rough times of his process."

The Trojan fullback could see some playing time as a true freshman next year and will shift spots in the backfield and move to the tailback position.

Greg Milhouse - Appalachian State

Offensive linemen Greg Milhouse finalized his recruting process on Wednesday signing with the Mountaineers of App State.

So when Milhouse was asked why he decided to play college football in Boone, he said, "That's where I felt I fit in best at and I feel like I can go in and succeed and some early playing time."

Milhouse continued, "Boone reminded me a lot of Garner and I love this place."

The Trojan captain had committed to Elon in early January but when they App coaches found they sent a lot of their staff to visit Milhouse which convinced the lineman that he was ready to be a Mountaineer.

The Apps see Milhouse playing on the defensive side of the ball as a defensive end in the 3-4 or at defensive tackle in the 4-3.

Congratulations to all these outstanding young men and we look forward to watching you in the future.

Pictures courtesy of Jason Boyette and

Jeanne Hulmes, VP Banking Center Manager

This Week in Trojan Athletics Show returns tonight

The Trojan Sports Network will return to Aversboro Restaurant tonight at 7:00 as they take a look at what's going on this week around Trojan Sports.

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 which begins at 7:00 by CLICKING HERE.