Second Half Surge Powers Trojans Past Broughton


Garner scored 21 points in the third quarter to bust open a one-point 21-20 contest and cruise past the visiting Broughton Capitals on Thursday night at Trojan Stadium.

Trailing by a touchdown, Broughton (0-3) took the second half kick-off back for a score as Caleb Gabriel ran it back 90-yards to make it a one point game after the ensuing extra point was block.

The Capitals would get no closer as Garner (3-0) took the ball following the score and took it 56-yards to score on a Raevon Smith four yard touchdown to make it an eight point lead for the men of Troy.

After the Caps went three and out the Trojans took just one play to as Vince Jefferies found Armani Lanier for the third time in the contest to bust the game wide open at 35-20. But, the Trojans were not done in the third stanza as Tyler Hinton truncated the final scoring drive of the third quarter rumbling in from two yards out and heading to the final stanza, Garner led 42-20.

Kenneth Perkinson added a 32-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter and Hinton scored, again. Following a late score by the Caps, Garner would roll 51-27.

Despite turning the football over five times on the night, Garner was still able to rack up 680 yards of total offense - rushing for 414 yards and three total touchdowns while the Trojans passed for 264 yards and two scores.

The Trojans return to action next Friday, September 7 when they travel to Middle Creek to take on the Mustangs. Kick-off is slated for 7:00.

Volleyball Wins, Again

Coach Boyette and his varsity volleyball squad capped off their week with a three game road sweep of the East Wake Warriors on Thursday night for their third win of the week.

Garner (6-1, 2-0) took the opening game of the match 25-12 before winning 25-22 in the second game and another 25-12 victory in the third to sweep the Warriors.

The Lady Trojans were led by Courtney Weathersbee who had 11 service aces while Kristen Powell added 15 kills to help pace the lady Trojans.

Garner is back in action on Tuesday night when they host Smithfield-Selma inside Trojan Coliseum. First serve is set for 5:30 with the JV game beginning at 4:30.

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Garner Tennis Update

Garner 1

Holly Springs 8
Megan Sredl (HS) d. Hannah Hamlin (G) 6-4, 6-2
Kristen Flanagan (HS) d. Sarah Hamlin (G) 6-2, 6-1
Megan Boland (HS) d. Nicole Root (G) 6-4, 6-2
Anna Morrison (HS) d. Alyssa  Clark (G) 3-6, 6-1, 10-7
Elizabeth Pittman (G) d. Elizabeth Bobbitt (HS) 7-5, 1-0 (ret.)
Kimberly LaVacca (HS) d. Bailey Roque (G) 6-3, 6-2
Bailey Edwards/Kristen Flanagan (HS) d. Hannah Hamlin/Alyssa Clark (G) 8-1
Megan Sredl/Megan Boland (HS) d. Sarah Hamlin/Elizabeth Pittman (G) 8-2
Anna Morrison/Haley Daber (HS) d. Nicole Root/Mandisa Ebri (G) 8-4
Abbey Walton/Natalie Whittington (1-7), Kristina Zani/Sarah Koczwara (5-6) and Savannah Richmond/Samone Oates-Bullock (1-8) lost in doubles.
Garner 8
East Wake 1
Hannah Hamlin (G) d. Alexis Montague (EW) 6-4, 7-6 (3)
Sarah Hamlin (G) d. Sierra Blackley (EW) 6-1, 3-6, 10-5
Ashleigh Robb (G) d. Bethany McGlyn (EW) 6-3, 6-2
Ina Friedrichson (G) d. Sammie Smith (EW) 0-6, 6-3, 10-1
Nicole Root (G) d. Rachel Longtine (EW) 6-1, 6-0
Alyssa Clark (G) d. Essence O'Neal (EW) 6-4, 6-4
Hannah Hamlin/Sarah Hamlin (G) d. Alexis Montague/Sierra Blackley (EW) 8-6
Nicole Root/Mandisa Ebri (G) d. Bethanky McGlyn/Rachel Longtine (EW) 8-2
Sammie Smith/Essence O'Neal (EW) d. Alyssa Clark/Elizabeth Pittman (G) 8-5
Hannah Hawley (8-2) won in singles.  Zeinab Hilou (5-8) lost in singles.  Mary Ayodele/Tiamber Goode (0-8) lost in doubles.
Garner 5
Smithfield-Selma 4
Elizabeth Carter (SSS) d. Hannah Hamlin (G) 6-4, 6-4
Christina Lee (SSS) d. Sarah Hamlin (G) 7-5, 6-2
Ashleigh Robb (G) d. Laura Oldha (SSS) 6-3, 3-6, 10-6
Nicole Root (G) d. Anna Grubbs (SSS) 6-4, 6-3
Alyssa Clark (G) d. Jennifer Littlejohn (SSS) 4-6, 6-1, 10-7
Elizabeth Pittman (G) d. Blair Beasley (SSS) 6-4, 6-7 (2), 11-9
Elizabeth Carter/Christina Lee (SSS) d. Hannah Hamlin/Sarah Hamlin (G) 8-3
Laura Oldham/Anna Grubbs (SSS) d. Ashleigh Robb/Alyssa Clark (G) 8-1
Nicole Root/Mandisa Ebri (G) d. Jennifer Littlejohn/Blair Beasley (SSS) 9-8 (3)
Kristina Zani/Sarah Koczwara (8-0) and Savannah Richmond/Natalie Whittington (8-4) won in doubles.  Abbey Walton/Bailey Roque (8-9 (4)) lost in doubles.
Record: (2-0, 2-1)

JV Trojans Fall to Broughton

The JV football team dropped their first game of the year Wednesday night, 35-14 at Broughton High School.

Broughton opened the game with a 77-yard scoring drive in just four plays to take an early touchdown lead. However, the Trojans came storming right back and knotted the game as David Hamilton dashed 18 yards for the score and after an Austin Marbrey extra point, the game was even at seven with 11 minutes to play in the opening half.

However, the Capitals added three more scores before the half came to a close and took a 26-7 lead into the locker room.

Garner (1-1) got its loan second half score on defense when Kevan Coppage returned a fumble 29-yards for the score.

That would be as close as the Trojans would get as they fell 35-14 in the first road game of the season.

Garner will return to action next Thursday when they host Middle Creek at Trojan Stadium. Kick-off is slated for 6:30

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Varsity Cheerleaders Host Fundraiser

The Varsity Cheerleaders are holding a fundraiser on Tuesday, September 4 at Pelicans Sno Balls on Highway 401 in Garner from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  

Please come by and purchase a snowcone to help the squad raise money to compete at a National cheer competition in Georgia. 

The varsity cheerleaders appreciate your support!  

Garner Golf Keeps on Rolling

Lady Trojan golf took another first place finish, on Tuesday afternoon in another Greater Neuse River Conference match at Wilmar Country Club.

Nichole Ceyrolles shot 35, Lauren Ceyrolles shot 36, and Arianna Ceyrolles shot 44.

Additionally, the 115 team score is a new school record.

Coach Barnes and her squad return to the links on Tuesday afternoon in another conference match at River Ridge.

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Volleyball Opens Conference Season with Victory

Garner's varsity volleyball team opened up their Greater Neuse River Conference schedule on Tuesday night inside Trojan Coliseum as they swept the Clayton Comets, 3-0.

Garner (5-1, 1-0) opened up the match with a 25-23 victory in the opening game followed by a 25-20 win in the second game and closed the match with a 25-9 thwarting of the Comets in the third and final game of the match.

Kristen Powell had nine kills while Sarah Pierce contributed eight kills while Courtney Weathersbee added five to help aid the Lady Trojans to victory.

Garner is back in action on Thursday night at 5:30 when they travel to East Wake.

Volleyball Downs South Johnston

After earning a victory over their former conference foes, the Garner Trojans earned a season sweep of South Johnston High School on Monday night downing the Trojans three games to one inside Trojan Coliseum.

Garner (4-1) took the opening game of the match 25-14 before South rebounded to win the second game 25-23. However, they would get no closer as Coach Boyette's squad fired off back-to-back wins, 25-18 in the third set followed by a 25-8 victory to seal the match.

The lady Trojans were led by Kristen Powell who had 15 of Garner's 39 kills on the night. 

Garner will begin its march toward a conference championship tomorrow night when they take on the Clayton Comets inside Trojan Coliseum. First serve is slated for 5:30 with the JV game beginning at 4:30.


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Soccer Shuts Out Broughton

Garner earned another pivotal non-conference victory on Monday night as the Trojans took a one goal lead in the first half and did not look back as they defeated Broughton, 1-0 at Trojan Stadium.

Kody Kamphius scored the loan goal of the match for Garner (2-0) in the first half as he headed the ball past the Caps goal keeper off a throw in.

The men of Troy return to action on September 10th when they host the Clayton Comets at Trojan Stadium.

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Trojans Run Past Jaguars


Raevon Smith rushed for three touchdowns and helped Garner build a 35-point first half lead and never looked back as the Trojans coasted past Athens Drive, 42-7 on Friday night at Peter Williams Stadium.

Garner (2-0) took the opening kickoff and promptly marched the ball down the field 81 yards to pay dirt as Tyler Hinton began the scoring party with a scamper from 25 yards out.

Following a three and out by the Jaguars, the Trojans went to air as Vince Jefferies found Armani Lanier on an 81-yard touchdown pass to give the Trojans a 14-0 lead after Kenneth Perkinson nailed the extra point.

Already leading by a pair of scores, Garner matriculated the ball down the field as Jefferies added a rushing score to his ledger finding the end zone on an eight yard boot leg to put Garner up 21-0 early in the games second stanza.

Smith finally got in on the scoring parade midway through half capping a 13 play, 50 yard drive for the Trojans. On the ensuing possession, Athens Drive (1-1) went three and out and punted the ball away to Nyehim Hines who returned the punt 86 yards for the score (the second punt return for a touchdown this season for the sophomore), to make it 28-0 Garner.

After the teams traded punts, Smith found the end zone again as time was waning in the opening half scoring on a 38 yard scamper to put Garner up 35-0 at the break.

The Trojans added another score from Smith and took a 42-0 lead early in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, the Jaguars were able to sustain a couple of drives late in the game and finally put a score on the board as Dominique Lynch scored from five yards out and capped the scoring, giving the Trojans a 42-7 victory.

Garner returns home on Thursday night at 7:00 when they entertain the Broughton Capitals at Trojan Stadium.

JV Football Runs Past Athens

Garner scored three rushing touchdowns on Thursday night at Trojan Stadium and survived a comeback effort from Athens Drive as the Trojans earned a season opening victory, 29-17.

Garner (1-0) got on the board during its first drive as Tyreece Taylor rumbled 26-yards for the games opening score and after Austin Marbery added a field goal from 32 yards away to give the Trojans a 9-0 lead.

Athens Drive (0-1) answered right back with a 61-yard pass for a score to make it 9-7 after one quarter of play.

In the second stanza it was more of the same as Taylor broke free once more for his second rushing score of the night - this time from 62 yards out and gave Garner a 16-7 lead. The Jaguars answered back, again. This time it was the defense that did the job as they picked off a Trojan pass and returned it 16-yards to make it 16-14 Garner as the teams headed to the locker room.

Athens would not get any closer as the Trojans pulled away in the second half. Max Meador scored on Garner's opening drive of the second half.

The final score of the night came from Taylor once again and capped the scoring and give the Trojans a 29-14 win.

Garner returns to action next Wednesday night as they travel to Broughton to take on the Captials, kick off is slated for 6:00. 


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Volleyball Earns Road Victory

In an old fashioned, Triangle Alliance Athletic Conference match up, Garner's varsity volleyball squad toppled South Johnston, three games to none on Thursday night at South.

Garner (3-1) took the opening set 25-14 before holding off a furious South Johnston charge to pick up a 25-23 decision in the second game and earned the sweep with a 25-16 victory in the third game.

The Trojans will renew their vows with South on Monday night inside Trojan Coliseum.

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Golf Takes First

Lady Trojan golf finishes first at River Ridge on Monday afternoon with a combined score of 128. Nichole Ceyrolles was medalist with a 40, Lauren Ceyrolles with a 41, and Arianna Ceyrolles 47.

Coach Barnes and her Lady Trojans return to action on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 when they travel to Bent Winds Country Club to take on Fuquay-Varina

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Volleyball falls for first time

Coach Boyette and his Lady Trojan volleyball squad dropped its first match of the season Monday night as they fell to Middle Creek, 3-1.

Garner (2-1) will return to Trojan Coliseum on Thursday night at 5:30 when they host South Johnston in another non-conference match up.

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Soccer Opens with Victory

Coach Sherwin and his varsity soccer team began the quest for a conference championship on Monday night as they opened the season in a fine fashion as they shutout the homestanding Cary Imps, 3-0.

Garner (1-0) took a one goal lead midway through the first half and expanded on its lead scoring a pair of goals in the final half of play to blank the Imps, 3-0.

The Trojans return to action on Wednesday night as they open the home portion of its 2012 season when they host the Fuquay-Varina Bengals at 6:30 inside Trojan Stadium.

JV Soccer earns Win

The JV soccer team helped Garner achieve a sweep of Cary on Monday night as they opened the season with a 3-0 victory at Cary.

Garner (1-0) will return home on Wednesday at 4:30 when they host Fuquay-Varina.

Trojans Clip Enloe to Open Season


One season removed from an appearance in the 4-AA State Championship, the Garner Trojans picked up where they left off earning a season opening, 45-6 victory over Enloe at Trojan Stadium.

Garner (1-0) built a quick 18-point lead as they pounded the Eagles on the ground. Nyheim Hines made his Trojan debut by scampering from 13-yards out to put the men of Troy up 6-0 after a missed extra point.

The Trojans made it 12-0 after Enloe (0-1) botched a punt inside its own five and Tyler Hinton earned his first rushing touchdown of the season scoring from four yards out.

Already up by a pair of scores, the Garner triple headed backfield scored again as Raevon Smith scored for an 18-0 Trojan advantage.

Enloe's loan highlight came during the ensuing drive - on the first play, Gerald Payton rumbled 62 yards to set up the Eagle score three plays later on Paul Krahe's quarterback keeper to make it 18-6, Trojans.

However, that would be as close as Enloe would get as Garner put up three more scores in the opening half as Hines stole the show. The sophomore scored on the ground again before taking a punt back 82 yards for pay dirt and sending the Trojans to the locker room up 39-6.

The final score of the night came from Samuel Stidwell who scored midway through the third quarter for the final, 45-6 win.

With the victory, Garner has now won 20 consecutive regular season games and 16 straight home games.

The Trojans return to action on Friday night when they travel to Athens Drive to battle the Jaguars, kick-off is slated for 7:00.


Volleyball Edges Fuquay

After starting the season with a victory over Athens Drive last night, the Lady Trojans edged Fuquay-Varina, three games to two to improve to 2-0 on the young campaign.

 Coach Boyette and his Lady Trojans return on Monday night with they hit the road for the first time to take on Middle Creek at 5:30. The JV game will begin at 4:30.

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2012 Lady Trojan Tennis

Date Opponent Site Time
Aug. 19
East WakeAwayW (1-0)
Aug. 21
West JohnstonHOMEW (2-0)
Aug. 22
CaryHOMEW (3-0)
Aug. 26
ClaytonAwayL  (3-1)
Aug. 28
Harnett CentralHOMEW (4-1)
Sept. 3
KnightdaleAwayW (5-1)
Sept. 4
SoutheastAwayW (6-1)
Sept. 5
Sept. 9
RolesvilleHOMEW (8-1)
Sept. 11
East WakeHOMEW (9-1)
Sept. 13
South BrunswickAwayW (10-1)
Sept. 14
South BrunswickAwayW (11-1)
Sept. 16
West JohnstonAwayW (12-1)
Sept. 18
ClaytonHOMEL  (12-2)
Sept. 23
Harnett CentralAway
Sept. 25
Sept. 30
Southeast RaleighHOME
Oct. 2
Rolesville   Away

Volleyball Opens With Victory

Coach Boyette and his defending Greater Neuse River Conference champions, opened their season on Tuesday night and promptly defeated Athens Drive, three games to none.

The Lady Trojans will return to action tomorrow night when they host Fuquay-Varina inside Trojan Coliseum, first serve is slated for 5:30 with the JV team team taking the court at 4:30.

Trojan Club Membership Now Available

Garner Magnet High School Trojan Club Memberships are now available! The Garner Trojan Club is an organization of parents, staff, alumni and friends that volunteer, support and promote athletic programs at GMHS.  Several levels of membership are available and include passes to all regular season home athletic events during the 2012-2013 school year.  

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP:            $  40.00
FAMILY MEMBERSHIP:                $175.00
(up to 5 family members, $20 for each additional family member)

For more information please contact GMHS 919-662-2379 or Cathy Hall 919-210-9938.

To download a copy of the membership application, CLICK HERE.  

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2012-'13 Varsity Cheerleaders

Captains: Lauren Caldwell, Cullen Hodges, Taylor Williams
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• Brooke Phillips
• Sarah Schindler
• Chandler Powell
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