Soccer Advances in Playoffs

After securing the first conference championship in school history, the varsity soccer team added another first to its resume on Wednesday night - a home playoff victory as Garner downed Fayetteville Pine Forest, 3-0 at Trojan Stadium.

Garner (15-2-1) took a one goal lead at halftime thanks to a Marco Perez goal midway through the period. It would be all the Trojans needed as senior keeper Kenneth Perkinson had another dazzling night in the net for the men of Troy.

However, Garner made sure they added some insurance in the second half as Perez struck again while Zach Hancock provided the third goal of the night for the Trojans while Kody Kamphuis tallied a pair of assists.

Garner will advance to the second round of the playoffs on Saturday when they welcome Wilmington New Hanover (13-6-2) to Trojan Stadium, the match is set for 5:00.

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Trojans Sports Network to Preview Playoffs

Can't get enough playoff football? Well don't fret because the Trojan Sports Network has you covered tonight at 6:00 Chris Edwards ('06) and Larry Beck ('83) will lead you around the 4A and 4AA east and west playoff brackets.

Oh, and the guys will also give you all you need to know for the rematch between the Trojans and Athens Drive on Friday night.

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Garner Closes Regular Season in Fine Fashion


Garner concluded the high school football regular season on Friday night and wrapped up the Greater Neuse River Conference championship with a 56-14 road victory over Harnett Central.

Garner (11-0, 7-0) wasted no time getting on the board on its first possession of the night, Tyler Hinton broke free and rumbled in for a 23-yard score and an early seven point lead. That lead grew to two scores on the Trojans next possession when Raevon Smith got in on the action scoring on a 35 yard scamper and a 14-0 advantage for Garner. 

Still clicking on all cylinders, Smith found pay dirt on the next Garner drive this time from 10 yards out and a 21-0 lead. After the offense sputtered, Brighton Hudson fired his first career touchdown pass to Terry Gilman for a 28-0 lead.

On the ensuing kick-off, Harnett Central (3-7, 2-5) got on the board when Anfrenee Hunter found a seem down the sideline and bolted to the end zone for a 75 yard score and a 28-7 Garner lead after the opening quarter.

Unfortunately for Central they could not slow down the Trojan offense as Garner answered right back with another Hudson touchdown pass, this time to Armani Lanier and a 35-7 lead.

Following a Central punt, Nyheim Hines found some open field and blistered the Central defense for a 54 yard spurt and a 42-7 advantage.

The men of Troy found the end zone once more during the first half as Hudson connected with Brayden Sims for his the third touchdown pass of the night for the sophomore and a 49-7 Garner lead at the break.

In the second half, the contest slowed as each team added another score, for garner it was a Dakota Labau touchdown run from five yards out for a 56-7 lead.

Central added a late touchdown for the final 56-14 margin.

For Garner they lock up the 18 conference championship of Nelson Smith's career.

The Trojans will return home next week at 7:30 in the opening round of the 4-AA State Playoffs when they will host Athens Drive at Trojan Stadium.

Additionally, it was announced on Saturday afternoon that Garner would be the number one seed in the 4-AA east bracket meaning the Trojans will have homefield advantage through the regional final.

JV Football Smacks Harnett Central; Crowned Champions

After a rocky start to the season, Garner's junior varsity football team bounced back in a big way, winning its final six games including a 48-6 bombardment of Harnett Central on Thursday night at Trojan Stadium, which earned the men of Troy another conference championship.

Garner (7-3, 6-1) opened the scoring on its second drive of the contest when Jaykwon Harris found some room on the outside and rumbled in from 11 yards out and a seven point lead.

Harnett Central fumbled on its ensuing possession leading giving the Trojans great starting position for another drive which ended in pay dirt once again. On the sixth play of the drive, Tyreece Taylor shed tackles and rolled into the end zone for a 13-0 advantage after the extra point was missed.

Central found its way in for a score on the next drive, but the two point conversion was no good and as a result, the homestanding Trojans led 13-6.

Garner answered right back and took a 20-6 lead after a five play drive for the score. Justin Robbins hit David Hamilton on a 34-yard pass play down to the Central four yard line which set up a touchdown run from Taylor on the following play.

After Central punted the football going three and out, Hamilton got loose on the first play of the next possession and sprinted down the field, 75-yard for another score and a 27-6 advantage. However, the first half scoring was not over for the Trojans as Hamilton scored his second touchdown of the night, this time from 15 yards and after an Austin Marbrey extra point, Garner led 34-6 heading into the halftime break.

The second half was more of the same as the men of Troy added a pair of scores, one from Austin Holland from 22 yards out and Khaliq Woods capped the scoring with a 24 yard scamper and the final 48-6 margin of victory.

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Bowling Splits with Broughton

The Garner bowling teams split a pair of match with the Broughton Capitals on Wednesday afternoon.

Team A won 35 out of a possible 41 points for a 35-6 victory. Meanwhile, Team B won 15 out of 41 points, but fell in the match 26-15.

Kori Smith paced the Trojans, bowling a  259 with nine consecutive strikes and followed that up with a 248.

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Volleyball Falls to Ashley

Garner's varsity volleyball squad accomplished a lot over the 2012 season, however the ultimate goal came up just short as the lady Trojans dropped a 3-1 decision to Wilmington Ashley on Tuesday night inside Trojan Coliseum.

Ashley took the opening two games of the match, 25-18 and 25-21 before Garner (22-4) came storming back in the third game to eek out a 25-22 victory. But it wasn't enough as the Eagles found its stride in the fourth game to defeat Garner 25-15 and advance to the third round of the playoffs.

Kristen Powell and Ka'asha Jefferies both finished the match with double figure kills achieving 10 on the evening. Kelsey Bryan also played a huge part in the match for the lady Trojans finishing with seven of Garner's 34 kills.

Meanwhile, the lady Trojans could only manage seven service aces on the match but they were paced by Courtney Weathersbee who finished with four.

Garner concludes its season with the best record in school history and once again had the conference player of the year in Kristen Powell.

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Trojans Capture First Ever Conference Crown

For the first time in school history, Garner can call themselves soccer conference champions. The men of Troy captured the crown with an 8-2 road victory over Southeast Raleigh on Monday night inside John Baker Stadium.

Garner (13-2-1, 10-2-1) wasted no time getting going in the match pounding the Bulldogs in a contest that was never close. Meanwhile Kenneth Perkinson once again provided outstanding defense in the goal for the Trojans.

The men of Troy return home on Wednesday night at 6:30 when they host Harnett Central for Senior Night.  Garner will close the regular season on Thursday night when they travel to Fuquay-Varina at 6:30.

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Volleyball Advances in Playoffs

After capturing the Greater Neuse River crown, the varsity volleyball team moved into the playoffs and managed to grind out a three games to one victory over Wilmington Laney High School on Saturday afternoon inside Trojan Coliseum.

Garner (22-3) took the opening game of the match 25-20 while Laney bounced back and took a 25-20 victory in the second game. However that would be all the Buccneers would get as the lady Trojans took the third game 25-17 before truncating the match with a 25-20 win the the fourth and decisive match.

Kristen Powell hammered 28 kills of Garner's 50 kills on the match. Kelsey Bryan also achieved double figure kills with 11. Courtney Weathersbee, Ka'asha Jefferies and Sarah Pierce all had three.

Additionally, Powell and Elena Mast both had a pair of service aces as Garner finished the match with seven. 

The victory for the lady Trojans sets a new school record with 22 wins as they advance to the second round of the playoffs on Tuesday night when they welcome the Ashley Eagles (17-5) to Trojan Coliseum. First serve for the match is set for 5:00.

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Trojans Dominate Bulldogs to Stay Perfect


On a night where an era came to an end, the Garner Trojans used a stingy defense and high powered first half to defeat rival Southeast Raleigh 28-6 on Friday night inside Trojan Stadium.

Garner (10-0, 6-0) opened the scoring on its second possession of the night as Tyler Hinton took a hand-off any plowed his way into the end zone for the first score of the contest.

Following a three and out by Southeast Raleigh (5-5, 2-4), the Trojan offense went back to work and strung together a nice drive that appeared like it would stall inside the red zone as Garner faced a third and goal from the Bulldog 22-yard line; but that did not stop the Trojans as Vince Jefferies hit Nyheim Hines over the middle for a score and a 14-0 lead for the home team.

Both teams traded punts and turnovers over the next couple of possessions but just when they needed it, the Garner offense went back to work and matriculated the ball down the field using a 12-play, 69-yard drive to hang another score on the board. The possession was capped when Jefferies fired toward the end zone where he was looking for Brayden Sims but the ball was tipped into the air and fell into the waiting arms of  Armani Lanier for the score and a 21-0 advantage as the two teams went to the locker room for halftime.

Both defense dominated the third quarter while several penalties on both squads truncated any momentum the offense's had gained. However, the Trojans hung their final score on the board early in the fourth when Jefferies dove in from a yard out and the 28-0 lead.

Southeast Raleigh got on the board late in the fourth wen Cameron Marshmon hit Aschod Meeks-Ewing in the end zone for the score and the final 28-6 margin.

For the Trojans, it marks the 30th consecutive regular season victory which is the longest in 4-A football. Additionally, the men of Troy improve to 15-2 all-time against its rival.

Garner returns to action next week in the penultimate game of the regular season when they travel to Angier to battle with Harnett Central, kick-off is slated for 7:00.

Volleyball Captures Conference Crown

By: Dustin Williams

The West Johnston Wildcats entered Trojan Coliseum on a nice run through the Greater Neuse River conference tournament and was ready for another intense match-up with the defending conference champions, Garner Trojans (21-3). The Trojans trailed early in the first set 8-5 but Kelsey Bryan had a nice kill to tie it up at nine. Ka'asha Jefferies and Bryan made some nice digs and gave the Trojans the lead midway through the set at 12-11. The defense was just outstanding and nice blocks at the net by Trojans Captain Kristen Powell and Jefferies helped finish off the Wildcats 25-19 in the first set.

In the second set, West Johnston started strong with a nice kill by Halle Eicher to tie the second set at six. Then the Trojans battle back as Sarah Pierce and Bryan make strong kills to give Garner the 12-8 advantage. Powell dominated in the second set with several nice kills and blocks to give the Trojans the win at 25-13 in the second set.

Up by two sets, Powell started strong giving the Trojans the early lead at 3-2, but Eboni Robinson from West Johnston has a nice dig and kill to even the third set at seven. Megan Gibbons has a strong kill and helps keep West Johnston tied up at 13. Courtney Weathersbee then took over with four aces and amazing hustle and dig by Maddy Stewart to extend the lead to 23-18. Jefferies followed with an ace on the next play, and Bryan provided the final kill as it deflects off the Wildcats defender for the win at 25-20 and championship.

Garner records their 51st straight conference win and won all 51 sets they played inside the conference this season. 

Head Coach Jason Boyette said "the defense was just great, and we had a good finish here tonight. I was impressed with Courtney serving and helped put us in a good position to win!" Weathersbee finished with eight service aces and while Powell finished the game with 15 of the teams 31 kills.

Garner will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they host Laney in the opening round of the state playoffs. First serve from Trojan Coliseum is slated for 1:00 p.m.

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Volleyball Moves on to Finals

After defeating Knightdale on Saturday morning to move to the semi-finals of the Greater Neuse River Conference tournament, Garner made short work of East Wake on Monday night inside Trojan Coliseum to advance to the championship match of the tournament on Wednesday evening.

Garner (20-3) downed the Warriors 25-16, 25-12 and 25-11 to keep its perfect record inside GNRC play in tact.

The lady Trojans blistered home 32 kills on the match, 13 of which came from Senior Kristen Powell while Ka'asha Jefferies added six and Courtney Weathersbee added five.

Garner also had five services aces with Powell and Weathersbee chipping in a pair and Senior Elena Mast providing the other.

With the victory Garner will advance to Wednesday's championship when they take on the Clayton/SE Raleigh winner inside Trojan Coliseum. First serve is set for 6:00.

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Volleyball blanks Knightdale to advance

Garner continued its dominance of the Greater Neuse River Conference on Saturday morning, defeating Knightdale three games to none in the opening round of the conference tournament.

The lady Trojans (19-3, 15-0), dominated all three games against the Knights winning 25-4, 25-12 and 25-7.

Kristen Powell knocked home 11 of Garner's 26 kills on the match. Ka'asha Jefferies also had six kills followed by three from Sarah Pierce, and Courtney Weathersbee. 

Another key in the match for Garner was the 25 service aces led by 10 from the right arm of Weathersbee and six from Kelsey Bryan. 

The lady Trojans advance to the semifinals of the conference tournament on Monday night inside Trojan Coliseum. Game time is still TBA.

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Trojans Joust Knights; Remain in Catbird Seat


After falling behind by a quick touchdown, Garner responded with 42 unanswered points and cruised past Knightdale, 42-7 win at Trojan Stadium to remain atop the Greater Neuse River Conference.

Knightdale (6-2, 4-1) scored on its first possession of the game as Marquavious Johnson busted off a 75-yard touchdown run up the middle for an early lead.

However, that proved to be the loan highlight of the night for the Knights as Garner (9-0, 5-0) answered on the ensuing possession as Tyler Hinton capped a 13 play drive to make it 7-6 after the extra point was blocked.

The Trojan offense struck again on its next touch of the football as Vince Jefferies found daylight down the seem and busted off a 28 yard run and a 12-7 lead for Garner after a two-point conversion attempt failed. On the ensuing Knights possession, backed up deep in its own end Knightdale elected to punt the football. However, Rae Britton had other ideas as he blocked his second punt of the year, out of the end zone and a 14-7 lead for Garner early in the second stanza.

Following a free kick from Knightdale, it took the Trojans just three plays to score again as Jefferies hit Armani Lanier for a 26 yard touchdown pass and a 21-7 advantage for the blue and gold.

Garner punched it in one more time before the half expired as Jefferies found Lanier for the second time in the game and the ninth time this season for a 63 yard score and a 27-7 halftime advantage.

During the break, the homecoming court was announced (finally). Congratulations to Julius Barnes who was named Prince, Lydia Milhouse was named princess. Wigi Ramous was crowned king and Ty Maultsby was named homecoming queen.

Back to the game, he second half began with the Trojans owning possession of the football and wasted no time getting back on the board. Once again it was a 13 play drive for the Trojans that milked the clock and thwarted the hopes of the Knights as Jefferies hit Terry Gilman for his third touchdown pass of the night and a 35-7 lead.

Garner's final score of the evening came late in the third quarter and again, it was the Trojan special teams that made the play.

Facing a fourth down from their own five yard line Taylor Betts was forced to punt again and just like the first half, Britton swatted the football away and after a few bounces it was recovered in the end zone by Tre Perry for the final score of the night.

The 42-7 victory for the Trojans is the 29th straight regular season victory for Garner, the longest active streak in 4A.

Garner returns to action next week when the welcome Southeast Raleigh to Trojan Stadium, it will be hall of fame night as the 2013 class of the Garner Hall of Fame will be introduced. Kick-off is slated for 7:00

Volleyball Procures Senior Night Victory

Garner closed the regular season on Thursday evening inside Trojan Stadium and did what they've don for the last 13 conference matches, sweep the match as they defeated Harnett Central 3-0 inside Trojan Coliseum.

Garner (18-3, 14-0) honored its three seniors, Kristen Powell, Maddy Stewart and Elena Mast prior to the contest with Central and then promptly disposed of the other set of Trojans, 25-15, 25-9 and 25-16.

On the evening, the lady Trojans had 51 kills, led by 24 from Powell and 12 from Ka'asha Jefferies, Kelsey Bryan also added eight while Sarah Pierce chipped in four kills for Garner.

Also, Garner slammed home eight service aces led by four from Courtney Weathersbee. Bryan, Mast, Stewart, and Jefferies all had one each. 

The lady Trojans finished the Greater Neuse River conference regular season without dropping a set inside conference play.

Garner's season continues on  Saturday when they begin conference tournament play at Knightdale High School.

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Trojan Tennis Update

Garner 6

Fuquay-Varina 3
SENIOR DAY (seniors/exchange student in bold)
Hannah Hamlin (G) d. Camille Baker (FV) 6-2, 6-3
Sarah Hamlin (G) d. Erin Stiers (FV) 6-1, 6-3
ASHLEIGH ROBB (G) d. Katie Braxton (FV) 6-2, 6-1
INA FRIEDRICHSON (G) Alexa Greene (FV) 6-0, 6-1
Ellie McAlanen (FV) d. KRISTINA ZANI (G) 7-6 (5), 5-7, 10-5
Jessica Craemer (FV) d. SAMONE OATES-BULLOCK (G) 6-2, 6-1
Camille Baker/Erin Stiers (FV) d. ASHLEIGH ROBB/INA FRIEDRICHSON (G) 8-5
Hannah Hamlin/Abbey Walton (G) d. Katie Braxton/Alexa Greene (FV) 8-6
Sarah Hamlin/Mandisa Ebri (G) d. Ellie McAlanen/Jessica Craemer (FV) 8-4


Natalie Whittington/Savannah Richmond (8-1) and Mary Ayodele/Tiamber Goode (6-4) won in doubles.  Sarah Koczwara (7-9) lost in singles.
Record - (10-3, 11-4)

Garner 9
Southeast Raleigh 0

Hannah Hamlin (G) d. Dyneshia HIcks (SER) 6-0, 6-1
Sarah Hamlin (G) d. Courtney Oneal (SER) 6-2, 6-0
Ashleigh Robb (G) Erin Martin (SER) 6-3, 6-1
Ina Friedrichson (G) d. Kanesha Stitt (SER) 6-0, 6-0
Elizabeth Pittman (G) d. Autumn Owen (SER) 6-0, 6-0
Kristina Zani (G) d. Kendra Mojica (SER) 6-1, 6-1
Hannah Hamlin/Ashleigh Robb (G) d. Dyneshia Hicks/Courtney Oneal (SER) 8-0
Elizabeth Pittman/Mandisa Ebri (G) d. Erin Martin/Kanesha Stitt (SER) 8-3
Kristina Zani/Samone Oates-Bullock (G) d. Autumn Owen/Kendra Mojica (SER) 8-4
Zeinab Hilou (7-9) lost in singles.
Record: (11-3, 12-4)
Greater Neuse River Conference Tennis Tournament
Day 1 Results
Round #1
#1 Allison Powers (WJ) d. Alyssa Clark (G) 6-1, 6-0
#2 Elizabeth Carter (SSS) d. Autumn Owen (SER) 6-0, 6-0
#3 Maya Guha (C) d. Jasmine Cooper (K) 6-1, 6-1
#4 Christina Lee (SSS) d. Bethany McGlynn (EW) 6-2, 6-3
#5 Sarah Hamlin (G) d. Sarah Kuhaneck (WJ) 6-0, 6-0
#6 Joy Guha (C) d. Diamond McBride (SER) 6-0, 6-0
#7 Kayla Fish (HC) d. Rachel Longtine (EW) 6-0, 6-2
Michelle Wetherington (HC) d. #8 Sabra Shepherd (K) 6-4, 7-6 (1)
Round #2
#1 Allison Powers (WJ) d. Michelle Wetherington (HC) 6-0, 6-0
#2 Elizabeth Carter (SSS) d. #7 Kayla Fish (HC) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
#3 Maya Guha (C) d. #5 Sarah Hamlin (G) 7-6 (3), 6-3
#4 Christina Lee (SSS) d. #6 Joy Guha (C) 6-4, 6-7 (4), 7-5
Round #1
#1 Elezcia Singletary/Logan Boykin (C) d. Haley Shigas/Amber Hines (WJ) 6-0, 6-1
#2 Alexis Montague/Sierra Blackley (EW) d. Lachonda Council/Sophie Kolawole (K) 6-0, 6-0
#3 Hannah Hamlin/Ashleigh Robb (G) d. Jennifer Littlejohn/Lily Faulconer (SSS) 6-2, 6-4
#4 Laura Oldham/Anna Grubbs (SSS) d. Essence Oneal/Monique Elliot (EW) 6-3, 6-0
#5 Caitlin Wood/Katherine Riley (C) d. Erin Martin/Kaniesha Stitt (SER) 6-1, 6-0
#6 Nicole Root/Mandisa Ebri (G) d. Shelly Guo/H'Yong Rochem (K) 6-4, 6-0
#7 Yarlies Vanga/Ashley Turner (WJ) d. Cassie Doran/Vikki Hill (HC) 2-6, 7-6 (8), 6-0
#8 Lindsay Smith/Kalin Leuthold (HC) d. Dyneshia Hicks/Courtney Oneal (SER) 6-2, 6-1
Round #2
#1 Elezcia Singletary/Logan Boykin (C) d. #8 Lindsay Smith/Kalin Leuthold (HC) 6-1, 6-2
#2 Alexis Montague/Sierra Blackley (EW) d. #7 Yarlies Vanga/Ashley Turner (WJ) 6-0, 6-0
#3 Hannah Hamlin/Ashleigh Robb (G) d. #5 Caitlin Wood/Katherine Riley (C) 6-4, 7-5
#4 Laura Oldham/Anna Grubbs (SSS) d. #6 Nicole Root/Mandisa Ebri (G) 6-1, 6-1
Team Key:
(C) - Clayton
(EW) - East Wake
(G) - Garner
(HC) - Harnett Central
(K) - Knightdale
(SER) - Southeast Raleigh
(SSS) - Smithfiled-Selma
(WJ) - West Johnston

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Soccer Smacks Spartans

The varsity soccer squad recorded another victory on Wednesday night defeating Smithfield-Selma 4-1 at Charles Tucker Stadium.

Garner (10-2-1, 6-2-1) received goals from Taylor Stephens, Zach Hancock and Luis Resendiz.

Once again, Kenneth Perkinson provided a stellar effort in goal for the Trojans who remain atop to Greater Neuse River.

The men of Troy are back in action on Monday when they host West Johnston at 6:30 inside Trojan Stadium.

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Volleyball Earns Milestone Victory

The varsity volleyball squad captured yet another Greater Neuse River Conference victory on Tuesday night when the swept Southeast Raleigh three games to none for the road win, however this was was special victory.

Garner (17-3, 13-0) won the opening game of the match 25-11 followed by a 25-14 and 25-19 wins to sweep yet another match and give head coach Jason Boyette his 100th career victory as the head coach of the Lady Trojans.

Kristen Powell once again paced Garner with 15 of the teams 31 kills. Courtney Weathersbee also chipped in five kills while Elena Mast added six service aces for the lady Trojans.

Garner will honor their senior athletes on Thursday night at 5:30 when they host Harnett Central inside Trojan Coliseum for the penultimate game of the regular season. 

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Trojans Spoil Party to Stay Perfect


West Johnston celebrated Homecoming on Friday night and Garner made short to spoil the party with a 56-7 thrashing of the Wildcats.

However, the Trojans didn't get out of the gate like head coach Nelson Smith would have liked a4-0s Justin Carroll found Jonathan Stevens on the first play from scrimmage and he sprinted 69-yards for the score and an early 7-0 lead for West Johnston (2-5, 1-3).

That would be as close as the Wildcats would get as Garner (8-0, 4-0) came storming back and knotted the score when Vince Jefferies hit Armani Lanier with a touchdown pass down the sideline for the game tying score.

On their next possession the Trojans took a lead they would not relinquish as Garner marched the ball down the field and eventually scored on Jefferies second touchdown run of the season to make it 14-7 for the visitors.  West got the ball back following possession and had just one play before Jeremie Bolobiongo scooped up a fumble and rumbled 44-yards for a score.

Garner's punched it in two more times in the opening half when Nyehim Hines and Raevon Smith both found pay dirt and a 35-7 lead for the men of Troy at recess.

The games second half was more of the same as the Trojans opened the second half with another Jefferies to Lanier connection (the seventh time they've connected for a score this season).

Later in the games third quarter, Hines broke free once again, this time from 66-yards out as we waltzed into the end zone for another score. Garner added the exclamation point early in the fourth quarter when Montel Watters made two men miss and rumbled in for the score.

It wasn't just the offense that played well for the Trojans; Garner's defense forced three fumbles and had a pair of interceptions on the evening as they coasted to the 56-7 victory.

Garner returns to action next Friday night when they welcome the Knightdale Knights to Trojan Stadium. It will be Pop Warner Night and players and cheerleaders wearing their Pop Warner uniforms will receive free admission to the game. Additionally, the announcement of homecoming court will be made at halftime. Kick-off for the contest is slated for 7:00.

Trojan Tennis Update

Garner 6
Harnett Central 3


Hannah Hamlin (G) d. Kayla Fish (HC) 6-3, 6-0
Sarah Hamlin (G) d. Lindsay Smith (HC) 6-4, 6-1
Kalin Leuthold (HC) d. Ashleigh Robb (G) 4-6, 7-6 (1), 10-7
Ina Friedrichson (G) d. Michelle Wetherington (HC) 6-1, 6-0
Cassie Doran (HC) d. Alyssa Clark (G) 4-6, 6-4, 10-6
Elizabeth Pittman (G) d. Vikki Hill (HC) 6-3, 7-5


Hannah Hamlin/Ashleigh Robb (G) d. Kayla Fish/Michelle Wetherington (HC) 9-8 (3)
Lindsay Smith/Kalin Leuthold (HC) d. Sarah Hamlin/Mandisa Ebri (G) 9-7
Alyssa Clark/Elizabeth Pittman (G) d. Cassie Doran/Vikki Hill (HC) 8-6


Abbey Walton/Natalie Whittington (8-1) and Kristina Zani/Sarah Koczwara (8-6) won in doubles.  Samone Oates-Bullock/Caroline Banker (6-8) lost in doubles.
Record: (10-3, 10-4)

Garner Sweeps Knights and Clinch Championship

Facing its third match of the week, Garner once again made short work of its opponent downing Knightdale three games to none to lock up the lady Trojans fourth straight Greater Neuse River Conference Championship.

Garner (16-3, 12-0) took the opening game of the match 25-12 followed by a 25-7 thumping in the second game before the match ended with a 25-17 victory for the lady Trojans.

Once again, Garner was able to smack 30 plus kills on the match, finishing with 35 on the night paced by 15 from Kristen Powell. Kelsey Bryan added eight while Courtney Weathersbee added four.

Additionally, the lady Trojans finished the match with 18 aces led by 11 from Powell. Elena Mast and Bryan both chipped in a pair of aces as did Weathersbee.

The victory is the fourth consecutive regular season championship. Garner will hit the road on Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 when they take on Southeast Raleigh.

JV Football Rolls Past West Johnston

Garner scored 26 unanswered points and built a commanding lead and never looked back on Thursday night to cruise past West Johnston 46-12 at Trojan Stadium.

The Trojans (4-3, 2-2) fell behind on the first drive of the game from West Johnston as the Wildcats reeled off a 12-play 70 yard drive to take an early 6-0 lead. However, the Trojans bounced right back with a four play drive as David Hamilton scampered 40 yards for the score and following an Austin Marbery extra point, the Trojans led 7-6.

After the two teams traded punts, West Johnston gave Garner up an easy score to the Trojans as Andrew Abrom picked off a pass and sprinted down the far sideline 47-yards to the house for a 13-6 Garner lead.

Early in the second stanza, Garner got the ball at its own 30 and it took just one play for Tyreece Taylor to rumbled 70-yards for another score and a 20-6 Trojan lead. That advantage ballooned to 20 points on Garner's next drive when the Trojans Jaykon Harris found a gap and ran 10 yards for a score.

After West return the ensuing kick-off back for a touchdown, the men of Troy answered right back with a nine play, 60-yard drive and capped the drive on a Taylor score and a 33-12 halftime lead for the Trojans.

In the second half, Taylor and Michael Robertson both added scoring runs for the Trojans and the final, 46-12 margin.

Garner will return to action next Thursday when they travel to Knightdale and a 6:30 kick-off with the Knights.

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Volleyball Blanks Central

In the middle game of a three game week for the varsity volleyball squad, they made short work of Harnett Central earning a three games to none victory on Wednesday night in a match that a make up for a contest which was rained out earlier in the season.

Garner (15-3, 11-0) blasted Central in all three games of the match winning 25-4 in the opening game followed by a 25-7 win and finally truncating the match with a 25-9 thumping of Central.

After knocking home 30 kills last night, the lady Trojans had 37 kills in the road victory on Wednesday. Once again, Kristen Powell paced Garner with 11 kills followed by eight from Ka'asha Jefferies. Additionally, Kelsey Bryan added six kills and Sarah Pierce hammed five kills. Madison Stewart and Courtney Weathersbee had four and three respectively.

Weathersbee also added five service aces, Powell added four and Elena Mast chipped in three aces for the Lady Trojans.

Garner returns to the hardwood tomorrow night at 5:30 when they travel to Knightdale.

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50/50 Raffle Update

Due to the rain that was experienced during the homecoming football game against Smithfield-Selma, the Trojan Club announced that the 50/50 raffle pot will carry over to the Trojans next home game on October 12 vs. Knightdale.

If you purchased a ticket from the game against SSS, do not throw it away it will be entered into the new pot for a chance to win. You will also have the opportunity to purchase more tickets for your chance to win what promises to be a big pot.

Soccer Shuts Down Comets

After a tie with Harnett Central earlier in the week, the varsity soccer squad notched another tally in the win column with a 2-0 victory over the Clayton Comets.

Garner (9-2-1, 5-2-1) got a first half goal from Kody Kamphuis as the men of Troy took a one goal lead into the halftime break.

In the games second stanza, Marco Perez blasted home another score for a two goal lead for the Trojans.

That would be more than enough for keeper Kenneth Perkinson who pitched another shutout for Garner.

The men of Troy return to action on Monday night at 6:30 when they host East Wake at Trojan Stadium.

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Volleyball Sinks Wildcats

In the first of three matches this week, the varsity volleyball squad jump started its week with a three games to none victory over West Johnston inside Trojan Coliseum on Tuesday night.

Garner (14-3, 10-0) opened the match with a 25-16 victory followed by a hard fought 25-21 win and final closing things out with a 25-13 win.

The Lady Trojans pounded West Johnston with 30 kills on the match with 10 in the first and 11 in the second. UNC-Wilmington commit, Kristen Powell paced Garner with 13 kills followed by six from Kelsey Bryan and four by Ka'asha Jefferies. 

 Powell also contributed four service aces while Bryan, Courtney Weathersbee, Elena Mast and Madison Stewart all added one for Garner.

Coach Boyette's squad returns to conference action on Wednesday when they travel to Harnett Central for a 5:30 match. The contest is a makeup from a game which was rained out earlier in the season.


Garner Tennis Update

Garner 3

Clayton 6

Hannah Hamlin (G) d. Maya Guha (C) 6-3, 3-6, 11-9
Sarah Hamlin (G) d. Joy Guha (C) 6-3, 6-2
Elezcia Singletary (C) d. Ashleigh Robb (G) 6-1, 6-0
Logan Boykin (C) d. Nicole Root (G) 6-3, 6-2
Caitlin Wood (C) d. Alyssa Clark (G) 6-0, 6-2
Katherine Riley (C) d. Elizabeth Pittman (G) 6-1, 6-3


Hannah Hamlin/Ashleigh Robb (G) d. Maya Guha/Joy Guha (C) 9-7
Elezcia Singletary/Logan Boykin (C) d. Sarah Hamlin/Ina Friedrichson (G) 8-3
Caitlin Wood/Katherine Riley (C) d. Nicole Root/Mandisa Ebri (G) 9-8 (7)


Natalie Whittington/Hannah Hawley (1-8), Savannah Richmond/Zeinab Hilou (2-8) and Mary Ayodele/Tiamber Goode (1-8) lost in doubles.

Record - (7-3, 7-4)

Garner 8
East Wake 1


Hannah Hamlin (G) d. Alexis Montague (EW) 6-0, 6-0
Sarah Hamlin (G) d. Sierra Blackley (EW) 6-3, 6-0
Ashleigh Robb (G) d. Bethany McGlyn (EW) 6-2, 6-4
Nicole Root (G) d. Sammie Smith (EW) 6-1, 6-0
Alyssa Clark (G) d. Rachel Longtine (EW) 6-3, 6-2
Elizabeth Pittman (G) d. Essence O'Neal (EW) 6-2, 7-5


Alexis Montague/Sierra Blackley (EW) d. Hannah Hamlin/Ashleigh Robb (G) 8-4
Nicole Root/Mandisa Ebri (G) d. Bethany McGlyn/Rachel Longtine (EW) 8-2
Alyssa Clark/Elizabeth Pittman (G) d. Sammie Smith/Essence O'Neal (EW) 8-6


Samone Oates-Bullock (8-4) and Abbey Walton (8-6) won in singles.  Kristina Zani/Sarah Koczwara (4-8) lost in doubles.

Record - (8-3, 8-4)


Garner 7
West Johnston 2


Alli Powers (WJ) d. Hannah Hamlin (G) 6-1, 6-2
Sarah Hamlin (G) d. Ashley Turner (WJ) 6-0, 6-1
Ashleigh Robb (G) d. Yarlies Vanga (WJ) 6-4, 6-4
Nicole Root (G) d. Haley Shigas (WJ) 7-5, 6-0
Alyssa Clark (G) d. Sarah Kuhaneck (WJ) 6-0, 6-0
Elizabeth Pittman (G) d. Amber Hines (WJ) 6-0, 6-2


Hannah Hamlin/Ashleigh Robb (G) d. Ashley Turner/Yarlies Vanga (WJ) 8-1
Alli Powers/Haley Shigas (WJ) d. Sarah Hamlin/Ina Friedrichson (G) 8-1
Nicole Root/Mandisa Ebri (G) d. Amber Hines/Lauren McLeod (WJ) 8-1

Kristina Zani/Sarah Koczwara (8-0) and Karla Paredes/Caroline Banker (5-3) won in doubles.

 Record - (9-3, 9-4)

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