Trojans thrash the Imps

DaMetrius Upchurch scores 20 for the Trojans (7-8) in the 84-51 win over Cary in the consolation round of the Chatlee Shootout Christmas tourney at Lee Co. Garner rolls to a 20 point halftime lead to go 1-2, with two narrow losses in the tournament. Five Trojans score double figures for Garner who returns to GNRC action next Tuesday at E.Wake:

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Points: GAR--DaMetrius Upchurch 20, Josh Brooks 13, Cordero Hunter 12, Karl Agenor 11, Albert Smith 10, Darius Hicks 4, Carl Redd 4, Jamall Barrett 4, Matt Koshielly 3, Emile Agenor 3; CRY--J.Blackley 19, Lehmen 8, A.Brannen 8, H.Carr 5, A.Hasan 4, J.McCauley 3, Bajorek 2, Q.Harris 2.

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Trojans lose another close one at Chatlee Shootout

For the second game in a row at the Chatlee Shootout at Lee County, the Trojans drop a narrow 62-61 second round game to Hoke County. A final half court shot with .06 to go falls short for the Trojans (6-8). Despite a slow start, Garner leads most of the final three quarters until Hoke makes a lay up to take the winning score. Josh Brooks leads the Trojans with 24. The Trojans will conclude play in the Christmas tournament tomorrow against Cary at 2PM:

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SCORING: Josh Brooks 24, Jamall Barrett 12, Albert Smith 11, DaMetrius Upchurch 7, Darius Hicks 4, Emanuel McClain 2, Darne Hall 1

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Trojans nipped by Sanderson 68-66

The Trojans drop a close one 68-66 to Sanderson in the first round of the Chatlee Shootout at Lee County High School. Ray Harris hits a 10-foot jump shot with 12 seconds remaining for the Spartans win. Dametrius Upchurch scores 18 points. Albert Smith had 16 while Jamall Barrett had 13 for Garner. Harris led the Spartans (3-9) with 21 points and Chris Carter added 17. The Trojans (6-7) will face Hoke Co (2-7) on Monday at noon:

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SCORING: DaMetrius Upchurch 18, Albert Smith 16, Jamall Barrett 13, Josh Brooks 8, Cordero Hunter 7

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Trojans compete in Mark Adams Wrestling Tournament

Junior Jesse Gould places 4th and Tyler Maher takes 5th in the Cary Mark Adams Classic Wrestling Tournament. Will Pittman took third in JV 103 and Damian Harrell took 3rd in JV 112. The tournament was held Dec. 22 & 23rd and honors the memory of former Cary wrestler and coach Marine Sargent Mark Adams who was killed in Iraq.

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Brooks, Upchurch dominate the Bulldogs

The Trojan frontline of Dametrius Upchurch and Josh Brooks easily dominate the paint all night in 78-54 win at SE Raleigh. The Bulldogs open the night with cheers of "we beat you in football...." and then proceed to get mopped off their own floor. Garner opens with a 20-6 first quarter and never trails by less than eleven in the cakewalk. Along with Darius Hicks, the Trojans out-rebound SE 32-20 and Garner backcourt comes up with nine steals and force 19 turnovers while committing just 12 (four in the closing few minutes with the game in hand).

Brooks, showing no signs of the ankle injury that took him out of the Enloe game Wednesday, with 23 points and adds 10 rebounds and an efficient 9 of 13 from the floor. Upchurch is a perfect 5-of-5 from the floor to finish with 14 and adds 5 blocked shots. Cordero Hunter rains in 4 long -range three's and finishes with 16.

Garner shoots 83% in the opening quarter (5 of 6). Tied four all, the Trojan reel off a 16-2 run, with the highlight a sweet Eric Grissett steal, feeding Brooks for a layup. A quick Bulldog turnover and Hunter hits a three. Upchurch registers consecutive blocked shots and Jamall Barrett finishes the period with two steals and 4 assists, with just one turnover for Garner. In the second, Brooks is everywhere, offensive and defensively. Hitting one of two from the line, he steals the ball and hits, then gathers two boards on a flurry under the Trojan basket where 5 consecutive shots are missed before Albert Smith is fouled. Smith hits both to put Garner up 28-13. After a SE turnover, Brooks drains two from the line and rejects a Bulldog fast break shot. Later, Smith strips the ball and forwards to Brooks on the break for a two hand slam with 1:11 to go in the half. Another Hunter trey ends the half with Garner up 35-19.

The Bulldogs John Taylor keeps the game from a total laugher with consecutive three's and adds four from the line in the third. Jamall Barrett continues to find the open Trojans with another steal to Upchurch for a monster slam and get three rejections. Grissett bombs a long three and the period ends with Brooks hitting two from the line for a 52-36 score. Upchurch opens the final period scoring with a great spin move, a Brooks dunk and Barrett converting off an Emanuel McClain steal to put Garner up by twenty. Hunter converts two from the free throw line and a 3-pointer sandwiched around a Taylor three. Brooks converts a three point play to cause a SE timeout, with Garner up 70-46 with 2:48 left in the game. After Carl Redd makes consecutive steals, feeding Grissett who converts both free throws and hitting a foul shot of his own, Coach Gray empties the bench. Matt Koshielly nails a jumper from the wing for a happy ride back up Creech Road and the 78-54 final score. The Trojans move to 3-1 in the conference:

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SCORING: GAR--Josh Brooks 23, Cordero Hunter 16, Dametrius Upchurch 14, Jamall Barrett 9, Darius Hicks 5, Darne Hall 2, Matt Koshielly 2, Albert Smith 2, Eric Grissett 2, Carl Redd 1, Emanuel McClain 1; SER--J.Taylor 18, T.Johnson 6, T.Smith 5, K.Alford 4, J.Moore 4, D.Smith 4, T.Griffis 3, J.Lynch 3, T.Mallette 2, A.Smith 2, G.Henderson 2.


Lady Trojans fall to the Bulldogs
(game summary later Saturday)

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SCORING: GAR--Jasmine Shaw 7, Serena Watson 6, Alex Covington 6, Tyara Hill 4, Vernessa Brown 4, Ka'Isha El-McPherson 3, Essence Chism 2, Edris Lucas 2, Jaya Johnson 2; SER--L.Boykin 19, T.GardnerRand 13, B.Holloway 10, A.McRae 6, A.Kalmstrom 6, J.Leonard 2, A.Foster 2, D.Peebles 1.

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JV Trojans sweep the Bulldogs, girls remain unbeaten

Garner nips SE Raleigh 57-55 behind Gavin Wilson's 25 points. Deion Dorsey steals the inbound pass as time expires to seal the win. Jamar Leach's free throws with 32 seconds to go turn out to be the winning points in a thrilling, hard fought GNRC game at Garner. Wilson pulls down 8 rebounds to go with his 8 of 13 shooting from the floor, including six straight at one point. Jalen Bobbitt sparks the Trojans (8-3) off the bench with 10 points, 4 key rebounds and two steals.

After a 5-0 start by the Bulldogs, Jordan Brooks hits to put Garner on the board and Bobbitt drops in two buckets to even things at 6-6. Dorsey scores on a follow shot to end the first with SE up 15-11. The Trojans force 9 second quarter Bulldog turnovers but hit just 5 of 14 from the floor as the game remains close, 28-24 at the half.

At the start of the second half, Coach Bloms and the team come straight from the locker room to the tip circle, with no warm-up. On a defensive mission, Wilson and Brooks control the paint with rejections sandwiched around Bulldog turnovers. Josh McClain steal leads to a Wilson lay-up and Garner's first lead at 5:34 of the third. Wilson has 12 points in the quarter and Garner leads 43-37 after three. The Bulldogs come back to knot the game at 49 all in the fourth. A Wilson three point play gives the Trojans a 52-49, but the Bulldogs tie it again on free throws with 1:23 left. Dorsey hits two huge free throws for a Garner margin. After a Wilson foul, Tony Hines misses both free throws with 39 seconds to go. The Bulldogs are forced to foul and send Leach to the line. He hits both to put Garner up 57-52. Joshua Newkirk hits a three for SE with just 16 seconds on the clock. The Bulldogs have a chance but miss four foul shots and their final chance ends with 1.5 as Dorsey snatches the inbound attempt:

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SCORING: GAR--Gavin Wilson 25 (8 rebounds), Jalen Bobbitt 10, Deion Dorsey 6, Josh McClain 4, Jordan Brooks 3, Jamar Leach 3, DeAnthony Harris 2, Alex Bowling 2, Bryce Simons 2; SER--Fitzgerald 10, Brown 11,

JV Girls route the Bulldogs
Jamesia Rouse leads the 10-0 Lady Trojans with 18 and Kima Sidberry scores 17 for the Lady Trojans who survive a poor shooting night to blowout SE Raleigh 55-32. A very physical game, which saw three Bulldogs foul out and 4 Trojans with three or more fouls, the Trojans dominate the boards, for repeated second chances. Whitney Harrington pulls down 12 rebounds to go with her 11 points.

The teams mix it up from the beginning, with multiple fouls and diving for loose balls. Rouse free throw shooting gives the Trojans an edge in the first period. Jennifer Steinbach feeds Rouse on the break for a lay-up and after a Rouse 3-pointer, the Trojans finish the period up 14-5. Garner forces 12 turnovers while incurring just five allowing just one Bulldog field goal. The second period is fast paced and again very physical, with both teams parading to the foul line, but the defenses force repeated turnovers resulting in SE with 17 for the half, Garner with 14 as they hold on to a 28-19 lead at the half.

Harrington dominates the paint in the second half but the Trojans have trouble finding the bottom of the basket, shooting just 10 of 36 from the floor but defense and 42-18 rebound advantage keeps the Bulldog chances to a minimum, as they get just 37 shots for the game. Garner pulls away in the final period with a 13-2 run:

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SCORING: GAR--Jamesia Rouse 18, Kima Sidberry 17, Whitney Harrington 12, Ashley Courtney 4, Jakia Davis 2; SER--J.Johnson 14
Kima Sidberry drives to the basket Jakia Davis (15) and Whitney Harrington (25) dive for the loose ball Jamesia Rouse on defense Ashley Courtney on the break
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Trojans comeback falls short against the Eagles

The Trojans make a huge effort, coming from 15 points down but fall to undefeated Enloe 71-63 in the non-conference game. Dametrius Upchurch leads the Trojans with 20 points and 12 rebounds (his eighth "double-double" of the season) and Albert Smith pumps in 11. The Trojans start slow as the Eagles race to a 24-12 lead at the first break. Josh Brooks scores the Trojans first eight points to keep it close at 11-10. But Enloe gets a 13-2 run to finish the last 2:52 of the period and play catch-up the rest of the night. The Eagles hit 10 of 13 shots in the first, while Garner manages just 5 of 13 from the field. In the second, Upchurch comes alive 10 points and shows his presence on the boards after the Trojans lose Brooks to an ankle injury and does not return. The Eagles (11-0) are able to run the floor and transition baskets keep them up by 40-27 at the half.

Starting the third, Garner opens with a quick 8-0 run, with Cordero Hunter scoring on two fast breaks and adding two from the line and an Upchurch follow makes it 40-35 just two minutes into the second half. They narrow the gap to eight points after three quarters, incurring just one turnover in the period and forcing 6 by the Eagles. The Trojans get as close as 64-61 in the fourth when Darius Hicks steals and feeds Upchurch on the break. but the comeback runs out of steam as the Eagles parade to the free line in the closing minutes, hitting 7 of eight from the line in the final 1:09. The Trojans (5-6) travel to SE Raleigh for a key GNRC battle Friday night at 7:30PM.

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SCORING: GAR--Dametrius Upchurch 20, Albert Smith 11, Josh Brooks 8, Darius Hicks 8, Cordero Hunter 7, Carl Redd 4, Jamall Barrett 3, Emanuel McClain 2; ENL--M.Tabb 17, E.Chapman 17, C.Pulley 10, D.Rich 8, C.Ashley 8, M.Walker 6, J.Garrett 5

Eagles outlast the Lady Trojans
Enloe finishes on a 8-2 run to pull away in the 47-38 non-conference game that was much closer than the final score. Both teams survive poor shooting performances in the first half (Garner 6 of 32 and Enloe 5 of 24). The Trojans get 12 points from Tyara Hill. The game featured 10 ties or lead changes. Garner shoots 26% for the game (14 of 53) while the Eagles don't fair much better at 31% (14 of 45). The key stat of the game is the Eagles 16 of 20 from the charity stripe while the Trojans manage just 7 of 19. Enloe (9-2) gets 21 points from Shala Hodges. The Trojans (2-8) head to SE Raleigh Friday night for their third game of the week


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SCORING: GAR--Tyara Hill 12, Jaya Johnson 8, Serena Watson 6, Essence Chism 5, Jasmine Shaw 3, Alex Covington 3, Vernessa Brown 1; ENL--S.Hodges 21, D.Brown 8, E.Frac 8, S.Burton 4, D.Hockaday 4, A.Smith 2;

JV Boys drop narrow one at Enloe
Enloe edges the Trojans 52-50 in the non-conference rematch. An intense and hard fought game, the Trojans trail for most of the game. A defensive change in the fourth sparks a Garner comeback and they go up 47 - 41 midway through the final quarter. But the Eagles take advantage of Garner foul trouble to pull away. The Eagles are whistled for just two fouls in the entire second half. "I'm really proud of our guys, there was a lot of adversity they overcame during the game," Coach Blom said. "We really came together as a team and battled a very good Enloe squad." The Trojans get eleven points and 3 steals from Josh McClain. Jordan Brooks adds 10 points and Jamar Leach provides 7 point, 4 assists 2 steals and 5 rebounds.

JV girls down Enloe 43-38, stay undefeated at 9-0!
Coach Ellerbe and the Trojans top the Eagles for their ninth straight. The Trojans return home Thursday night for a critical GNRC showdown with SE Raleigh. Game time is 6PM!!

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Trojans blast the Spartans 82-52

The Trojans jump to 13-0 lead to open the game and never trail as DaMetrius Upchurch post 22 points and 11 rebounds in the 82-52 GNRC home win. Upchurch scores 18 in the first half on 7-of-8 shooting from the floor and the Trojans out-rebound SSS 16-6 in the period. The Trojans hit 55% from the field in the each half, blowing open the game with a huge 31-8 third period. Albert Smith adds 15 and Cordero Hunter 14. Garner owned a 29-14 advantage on the boards for the evening and force 23 Spartan turnovers.

The Trojans hot start is fueled by pressure backcourt defense and dominance on the boards. Carl Redd hits two lay-ups off Josh Brooks rebounds and Smith nails a jumper. Redd feeds Upchurch on the break and the Spartans are quickly down 11-0. After an Upchurch block, he runs the floor and hits to make it 13-0 and SSS burns its second timeout in a minute. Jamal Barrett and Emanuel McClain keep the pressure on the Spartan backcourt, forcing repeated turnovers (seven in the first quarter). They manage only six shots while Garner hits nine of 17 to go up 23-5 after one. The team are evenly matched in the second but Upchurch dominates the paint and Hunter pumps in two 3-pointers to maintain the 18 point lead at the half.

The third is all Garner, as the Trojans use a 20-6 run to stretch the lead to 62-30. McClain finishes with six steals, including three straight trips down the floor. Coach Gray is able to empty his bench at the halfway point of the final period, as the Trojans pick up their third conference win against one loss. The Trojans (5-5) are back home tomorrow night against undefeated Enloe, 7:30PM game time:

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SCORING: DaMetrius Upchurch 22 (11 rebounds, 4 steals); Albert Smith 15; Cordero Hunter 14 (6 rebounds), Carl Redd 8, Josh Brooks 9, Eric Grissett 6, Jamal Barrett 4, Emanuel McClain 2, Emile Agenor 2, Darius Hicks 1; SSS--B.Barnes 9, A.Charity 8, W.Spragins 7, D.Hodges 6, A.Rouse 5, G.Green 4, J.Jones 4, J.Watson 4, D.Stancil 3, D.Terry 2;

Lady Trojans fall to the Spartans
The Lady Trojans fall victim to 21 first half turnovers as SSS races to a 19-9 halftime lead and holds on for the 40-34 GNRC win. Jasmine Shaw leads the Trojans with 10. After narrowing the gap to just five after three periods, the Trojans fall victim to a nearly 4 minute scoring drought as SSS pulls away 33-20. Garner hits just 4 of 13 free throws to this point. But they make a final charge as Shaw nails a three and then hits on a twisting, driving layup to cut it to 33-28 with 1:31 to play. Despite Shaw accounting for 8 of the 16 points in the fourth, the Trojans drop their seventh game of the season and are 1-3 in the GNRC:

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SCORING: GAR--Jasmine Shaw 10, Vernessa Brown 5 points (6 rebounds), Alex Covington 5 (7 rebounds), Essence Chism 4, Jaya Johnson 4, Ebonie Leonard, 2, Ka'Isha El-McPherson 2; SSS--M.Cater 12, V.Adams 11, T.Keaney 7, D.Lee 4, K.Byrd 4, A.Parrish 2

JV Girls roll to 8-0 with GNRC win at SSS
Garner wins 48-26 to remain unbeaten.

McClain, Leach lead JV boys past the Spartans
Josh McClain pumps in 16 points and adds 6 steals as the Trojans go to 7-2 on the season with the 55-43 win at SSS. Jamar Leach adds 13 for the Trojans, who travel to Enloe tomorrow night.

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Garner Class of 1979 announces reunion plans

The Garner Class of 1979 will be holding their 30-year reunion July 18, 2009 at the Heather Hills Clubhouse. Featuring a LIVE BAND on stage performing your school favorite songs of the 70's and jammin'new rock n roll. Dinner included:Chopped BBQ, Fried Chicken, Boiled Potatoes,String Beans, Cole Slaw, and Hush Puppies with Sweet Tea and dessert.
Reunion Cost: $35.00 PP/$62 Per Couple if mailed by March 31; $38 PP/$70 Per Couple if mailed by May 30; and $40 PP/$75 Per couple if mailed after May 30. Includes dinner, 2 drink tickets, music, door prizes, AND time with friends. Make payments to: "Garner Senior High School Reunion 1979" and mailed to: Beverly Guimond 7320 Westworth Dr. Willow Spring NC 27592. Questions can be sent Beverly Shirah Guimond . Be sure she has your contact information to be further informed.





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Lady Trojans top the Knights

The Lady Trojans top Knightdale for the 49-42 GNRC road win to go to 1-2 in the conference. Jasmine Shaw leads the Trojans (2-6) with 12 points and 8 rebounds:

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SCORING: GAR--Jasmine Shaw 12, Serena Watson 8, Jaya Johnson 8, Vernesa Brown 7, Alex Covington 7, Essence Chism 4, Tyara Hill 3; KNI--Z.Keita 11, A.Burwell 10, T.Lumpkin 6, C.Marriott 5, S.Greaves 4, M.Hukins 4, S.Smith 2.

Knights blast the Trojans for first GNRC loss
Garner falls at Knightdale 92-67. The Knights use a huge first half, shooting nearly 60% from the field, to lead build a 20-point halftime lead. The Trojans (4-5, 2-1 in the GNRC) are lead by Josh Brooks 19 points.

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SCORING: GAR--Josh Brooks 19, Jamal Barrett 14, Darius Hicks 10, DaMetrius Upchurch 10, Albert Smith 9, Cordero Hunter 5; KNI--S.Okoye 27, D.Noel 12, D.Mann 10, E.Green 8, J.Gorham 8, T.Nicholson 7, A.Smith 5, B.Simms 4, G.Jackson 3, C.Mealy 2, A.Pope 2, E.Shannon 2, R.Frederick 1, A.Mcdowell 1

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JV teams sweep Knightdale in two barn-burners

JV girls edged out Knightdale 46-45 stay undefeated at 7-0 for the season. Ashley Courtney scores 17 for the Lady Trojans and Kima Sidberry adds 13:
SCORING: Garner: Ashley Courtney 17, Kima Sidberry 13, Jennifer Steinbach 6, Alana Bailey 4, Jordan Moore 4, Whitney Harrington 2; Knightdale: Khadedra Taylor 15, Rebecca Williams 15, Brittany Westmoreland 4, Nicole Seream 8, Ashley Johnson 3

JV boys match the earlier game with a thrilling 61-60 win over Knightdale. Gavin Wilson leads Coach Bloms' team with 17. Josh McClain and Stacy Carroway add 11 each for the Trojans (6-2):
SCORING: GAR- Gavin Wilson 17, Josh McClain 11, Stacy Carroway 11, Jamal Leach 6, Brooks 4, Dominque Dorsey 4, Bryce Simons 4, Jarie Hicks 2, Jalen Bobbitt 2; KNI- Amahd Abdullah 27, Lavert Octatree 9, Joe Horton 9

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Boys take first in swimming

The Trojan mens swim team edge out the Knights on the strength of a 400-meter freestyle relay on the last event to finish first in the meet held at Riverwood. The relay team of Douglas McCormac, Zack Wilson, Jimmy Augenbaugh & Brennan Kroll finish at 4:08 to give the Trojans their second team win of the season. The Lady Trojans are edged out by E.Wake in the team competition:
FULL INDIVIDUAL EVENT RESULTS (in pdf, separate window)

BOYS: Garner 108, Knightdale 107, East Wake 71
200 MR--Knightdale 1:53; 200 free--Duttman (EWK) 2:15; 200 IM--Cole (KNI) 2:31; 50 free--Mullenski (KNI) 23.8; 100 fly--Mullenski (KNI) 1:01; 100 free--Cole (KNI) 58.6; 500 free--Crowder (EWK) 5:08; 200 FR--Knightdale 1:43; 100 back--Pitzel (KNI) 1:08; 100 breaststroke-- Crowder (EWK) 1:11; 400 FR--Garner 4:08.

GIRLS: East Wake 131, Garner 86, Knightdale 73
200 MR--East Wake 2:10; 200 free--Broadwell (EWK) 2:40; 200 IM--Oliver (EWK) 2:19; 50 free--Kolar (KNI) 29:54; 100 fly--Oliver (EWK) 1:02; 100 free--Shaw (KNI) 1:09; 500 free--Broadwell (EWK) 7:16; 200 FR--East Wake 1:58; 100 back--Kolar (KNI) 1:19; 100 breaststroke-- Privette (EWK) 1:28;400 FR--Garner 4:41.

Other notable Trojan results:
Boys-200-meter IM: Lucas Burkey 2nd; 50-meter freestyle: Douglas McCormick 3rd; 100-meter fly: Brennan Kroll 2nd; 100-meter freestyle: Chris Sutton 3rd; 500-meter freestyle: Robbie Stephenson 3rd; 100-meter backstroke: Dalton Cox 2nd; 100-meter breaststroke: Max Khuhns, 3rd
Girls-200 IM: Samantha Ward 3rd; 50 freestyle: Gabi Dugal 2nd; 100 Fly: Ali Ward 2nd; 100 Free: Victoria Ragan 3rd;
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Comets edge the Trojan wrestlers

The Trojans get wins from Tyler Maher, Jesse Gould. Cole Magdefrau and Brooks Banks but the Comets take the GNRC match held at Garner:
Clayton 53, Garner 22
103--Orr (CLA) p. Pittman :38; 112--Ludke (CLA) p. Harrell :55; 119--Gould (GAR) d. Zitzun 4-3; 125--Magdefrau (GAR) maj. dec. Venero 19-8: 130--Breece (CLA) p. Carter 1:34; 135--V. Woods (GAR) d. Bushear 6-0; 140--Johnson (CLA) p. D. Woods 5:14; 145--Rose (CLA) p. Beck 1:44; 152--Young (CLA) tech. Hammond 18-3; 160--Waddell (CLA) p. Ellis 1:25; 171--Thrasher (CLA) p. Fouty 3:46; 189--Banks (GAR) p. Humes 4:54; 215--Smith (CLA) p. Mollo 1:10; 285--Maher (GAR) p. Williams 1:50.

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Trojans down the Comets, 2-0 in the GNRC

Dametrius Upchurch scores 16 to lead four Trojans in double figures as Garner downs Clayton 64-55. The Trojans pick their second GNRC win without a loss to even the season record at 4-4. Josh Brooks, Carl Redd and Cordero Hunter have 12 points each. Garner travels to Knightdale Friday night for another key conference game:

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SCORING: GAR--D.Upchurch 16, J.Brooks 12, C.Redd 12, C.Hunter 12, D.Hicks 4, J.Barrett 4, A.Smith 2, E.Grissett 2
CLY--A.Parrish 19, T.Jones 10, B.McPhatter 7, M.Jones 6, D.Tabron 4, S.Clayton 4, Q.Lee 4, T.Williams 1

Lady Trojans cold second half leads to home loss
Garner manages just 11 points in the second half as the Comets take the 44-29 GNRC win. Clayton registers a 12-1 advantage in the fourth quarter. Serena Watson leads Garner (1-6) with 10 points:

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SCORING: GAR--S.Watson 10, A.Covington 5, T.Hill 4, E.Chism 2, V.Brown 2, E.Lucas 2, T.Scarborough 2, A.Pleasant 2.
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JV boys storm back for another win
The Trojans erase a nine point deficit at the half for the 78-70 GNRC road win. Garner outscores the Comets 48 to 31 in the second half behind 18 points from Josh McClain. Gavin Wilson has 14 points and Stacy Caroway has a monster game with 9 points, 12 rebounds, 11 blocked shots

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Mandatory Lacrosse Meeting Thursday

All players and parents must attend a Lacrosse meeting on December 11th in the GMHS Cafeteria at 6PM. This is a mandatory meeting, if you are unable to attend you MUST contact Coach Lamb in Room 503.

Pop Warner cheer squad competes in National Championship

The Garner Trojans Junior Midget cheerleaders finish 9th among 16 teams in the small novice division in the National Cheerleading Championships. Held in Disney World, the Trojans qualified with their second place finish in Charlotte, competing against teams from all over the southeast. Congratulations to these future Trojans!!

GMHS Fall Sports Awards

Awards and accolades distributed at the GMHS Fall Sports Award ceremonies tonight:
FOOTBALL
GNRC ALL-CONFERENCE

  • Michael Brantley
  • Chaz Damon
  • Christian Leach
  • Matthew Mack
  • Thaddeus Hackett
  • Jeremy Conyers
  • Connor McLaurin
    GNRC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF YEAR: Connor McLaurin
    GNRC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF YEAR: B.G.Howell
    SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: Jordan Hammond

    SOCCER
    GNRC All-Conference:
  • Gabe Chrismon
  • Dave Mbula
  • Jake Smith
  • Matt Wescoe

  • NCSCA All-Region 3:
  • Gabe Chrismon
  • Matt Wescoe

  • SPORTSMANSHIP: Hector Kunichek
    Rookie of the Year: Cory McCormick
    Trojan Award: Gabe Chrismon

    VOLLEYBALL:
    GNRC All-Conference:
  • Lyda Ellington
  • Amber Hunter
    SPORTSMANSHIP: Amanda Pierce
    Team MVP: Lyda Ellington
    Trojan Award: Christie Wright, Nadia Jeffries

    WOMEN’S CROSS-COUNTRY
    GNRC All-Conference:
  • Michelle Bailey
  • McKenzie Bennett
    SPORTSMANSHIP: Taylor Wilson
    Team MVP: Michelle Bailey
    Trojan Award: Mary Scott Powell

    MEN’S CROSS-COUNTRY
    GNRC All-Conference: Mike Brown
    SPORTSMANSHIP: Brennan Kroll
    Team MVP: Mike Brown
    Trojan Award: Taylor Brunson

    WOMEN’S TENNIS
    GNRC All-Conference:
  • Amanda Jordan
  • Mary Beth McDowell
    SPORTSMANSHIP: Casey Nickalson
    Most Outstanding Player: Mary Beth McDowell
    Trojan Award: Amanda Jordan

    The Trojan Award is given to the team member who exemplifies character on the field, the clubhouse and the classroom.

  • The Trojans express their appreciation to all our Fall athletes for their efforts and accomplishments and service to GMHS!!


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    Trojans qualify for the State Indoor Track Championships

    Congratulations to our Trojans who have qualified for the State Championships in individual events:

  • Ian Hunter in the 55m with a time of 6.21
  • Jacob Jones in the Pole Vault with a height of 12' 6"
  • Aston Anglin-Stone in the shot put with a distance of 49' 1"

  • Follow the Trojan indoor track team as they compete through Feb. 14th!

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    Ms. Bennett named GMHS Teacher of the Year

    CONGRATULATIONS to Amy Bennett, Garner Magnet High School's 2008 Teacher of the Year. WCPSS annually recognizes a teacher from each school to nominated by their peers, towards the Wake County Teacher of the Year. Congrats and good luck Ms. Bennett!!

    JV Trojans sweep the Wildcats

    The Garner JV Girls defeated West Johnston 66-35. Ashley Courtney lights up the 'Cats for 21 and Kima Sidberry adds 13 for the Lady Trojans:
    Scoring: Garner: Ashley Courtney 21, Kima Sidberry 13, Tralen Neil 7, Jakia Davis 5, & Whitney Harrington 5, Jennifer Steinbach 4, Jamesia Rouse 4, Jordan Moore 4, Alana Bailey 3; WJ: Shelby McCleave 10, Beth Sheron 8, Jasmine Preston 6, Lauren Shackley 4

    The JV Boys defeated West Johnston 61-52. Stacy Carroway pours in 14 for the Trojans who roll to 4-2 on the season:
    Scoring: Garner: Caraway (14), Gavin Wilson 13, Josh McClain 13, Brooks & Simons 5, Dorsey 4, Bowling 3, Leach 2; WJ: Montrell Brooks 14, Shaquile Dance 16, Darius Williams 9, Tyruss Cotton 5, Blair Petrowski 4, Preston Kearney 3, Kyle Bryant 1

    Varsity Trojans demolish the Wildcats
    DaMetrius Upchurch scores 23 as the Trojans use a 17-2 first quarter to blow the game open early and pick up the 64-37 win in their GNRC opener:

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    SCORING: GAR--Dametrius Upchurch 23, Cordero Hunter 10, Albert Smith 9, Josh Brooks 7, Jamall Barrett 5, Darne Hall 3, Carl Redd 3, Darius Hicks 2, Eric Grissett 2; WJO--M.Parker 21, S.Johnson 6, C.Brownfield 4, M.Taylor 3, B.Jacobs 2, J.Shackley 1.


    The Varsity Lady Trojans fall at WJ 42-35.

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    SCORING: GAR--Tyara Hill 7, Essence Chism 6, Alex Covington 6, Verneasa Brown 6, Jaya Johnson 3, Serena Watson 2, Amber Pleasant 2, Tiffany Scarborough 2; WJO--M.Barton 8, K.Burr 8, J.Parker 6, C.Smith 6, T.Thompson 5, T.Dixon 4, Tew 4.

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    Trojan rally comes up short at Enloe

    Trojans post a furious fourth quarter rally. But its not enough to erase the 12 point deficit and they fall in the non-conference game to the Eagles. DaMetrius Upchurch scores 15 for Garner (2-4) and Cordero Hunter adds 13. The Trojans open the GNRC season at West Johnston tonight:

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    SCORING: GAR--DaMetrius Upchurch 15, Cordero Hunter 13, Josh Brooks 10, Albert Smith 9, Eric Grissett 6, Darius Hicks 3, Emmanuel McClain 3; ENL--M.Tabb 15, E.Chapman 13, J.Blakney 9, J.Garrett 9, T.Gilfillan 5, M.Walker 4, D.Rich 3, C.Ashley 3, C.Pulley 2


    Lady Trojans dumped by the Eagles
    The Lady Trojans (1-5) manage only 6 points in the second half as Enloe pulls away in the non-conference game:

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    SCORING: GAR--A.Covington 8, E.Chism 4, V.Brown 4, J.Johnson 4, T.Hill 2, A.Pleasant 2, J.Shaw 1; ENL--S.Hodges 22, D.Brown 9, E.Frac 9, T.Davis 4, N.Leach 3, T.Houston 2, S.Burton 2.

    Our JV Girls defeated Enloe 32-26 and the JV Boys lost 54-50

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    Trojans down the Bengals

    Dametrius Upchurch leads the Trojans with 16 points in the 79-54 win over Fuquay. Josh Brooks adds 14 in his first game of the season for the 2-3 Trojans who get scores from thirteen different players. The Trojans travel to Enloe Thursday for a non-conference game:
    Points: GAR--D.Upchurch 16, J.Brooks 14, A.Smith 10, C.Hunter 9, K.Agenor 7, D.Hicks 5, M.Koshielly 4, E.Agenor 4, J.Barrett 3, D.Harp 2, C.Redd 2, E.Grissett 2, D.Hall 1
    FUQ--Ken.Watson 10, D.Byrd 7, Ke.Watson 6, I.Daniels 6, B.Newsome 6, F.Jones 5, T.Behairy 5, D.Robinson 4, J.Mason 3, A.Robinson 2

    Lady Trojans pick up first win
    Garner 50,Fuquay-Varina 31
    Essence Chism and Jasmine Shaw score 11 each to lead the Lady Trojans to their first win of the season at home against the Bengals:
    Points: GAR--J.Shaw 11, E.Chism 11, J.Johnson 8, V.Brown 6, E.Lucas 6, T.Hill 4, A.Covington 4;
    FUQ--B.Brown 14, C.Patterson 6, R.Keeton 6, T.Bryant 3, J.Billingsly 2;
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    Swim meet results

    Boys: Green Hope 184, Clayton 139, Garner 101, Southeast Raleigh 71
    GIRLS: Green Hope 140, Clayton 136, Garner 93, Southeast Raleigh 58
    (individual event results in pdf form)

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    Garner.MyNC.com wants your Christmas memories

    The holiday season is just around the corner, and this year, NBC 17 is counting down the most hilarious and entertaining holiday moments from families across the Triangle. NBC17 is looking for everything from classic Christmas chaos to Chanukah mishaps to memorable New Year's moments for a new NBC 17 special airing on Christmas Day.

    If you think your memorable holiday moment will “light up” our holiday programming, please share your images NOW in order to be considered for this festive holiday special!

    Visit http://mync.com/
    Click on the Share Stories icon at the top right hand corner of the page or middle of the left hand side of the page
    Fill in the blanks on the form provided (add a short description of the video)
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    Then Click Publish

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    What we’re looking for:
    Amusing and/or heart warming moments from the holidays such as accidents involving a Christmas tree, wild or funny behavior moments with the local “Mall Santa,” sledding mishaps, holiday cooking/dinner table disasters, and any other event the camera caught that might make America smile, laugh, cry, or cringe!

    2009 Trojan Track

    Coach Gary George

    Men's Team Class Girls Team Class
    Jelan Abrams Sr Peta-Gaye Allen So
    Aston Anglin-Stone Sr Michelle Bailey Jr
    Abraham Aslami So Alexanderia Covington Sr
    Mike Brantley Sr Jakiya Davis Fr
    Daniel Brennan Sr Denisha Dolby Jr
    Mike Brown-Roberts Jr Diamond Grissett Fr
    Alan Careaga Fr Colette Harrington Fr
    Dashawn Crudup Fr Jessica Harvey So
    Jaquan Davis So Janicia Hightower Fr
    Ja'Saun Davis Sr Jaya Johnson Jr
    Jeremiah Davis Jr Fracheska KeKe So
    Kenneth Demby Jr Brittanie Kelly Fr
    Ricky Denning Sr Beverly Mclaughlin So
    Anthony Epps Fr Cecilly Rhone Jr
    Haitham Ewaice So Farrah Roberts Fr
    Demetrius Fairley Fr Tia Taylor So
    Gary Frederick So Toniqua Taylor Fr
    Dwight Garity Fr Necole Watson Fr
    Jordan Hammond Sr Jamela Williams Fr
    Ian Hunter Sr Kilanta Wynn Fr
    Edwin Jackson Fr
    Joseph Jenkins Jr
    Jake Jones Sr
    Brennan Kroll Sr
    Jamaquez Langley Jr
    Lance Littmann Fr
    Tyler Littmann Fr
    Matthew Marcom So
    Dominique Mathis Sr
    Isaiah Moore Jr
    Juwan Moye Fr
    Maurice Nicholson Jr
    Shaquille Nurriddin Fr
    Taylor Pebeashy Fr
    Devin Perry Fr
    Donald Powell Fr
    Kenneth Roberson So
    Branden Rogers Fr
    Terrell Sanders Sr
    Daryl Saunders Jr
    Samuel Shelton So
    Brandon Smith Jr
    Eric Stevens Fr
    Christopher Taylor So
    Chris Townsend Sr
    Nicholas Venable Fr
    Jimmy Vreeland Jr
    Vincent Woods Sr


    2009 Track Schedule
    Date Day Opponent Site Time / Results
    Mar. 11Wed.W.Johnston (rescheduled from 3/12)Awayresults
    Mar. 19Thu.GNRC (quad meet)GMHSresults: Boys 1st
    Apr. 2Thu.Knightdale (quad)Away4:00 PM
    Apr. 18Sat.Apex RelaysApex9:30 AM
    Apr. 23Thu.GNRC (quad) @ W.JohnstonAway4:00PM
    Apr. 25Sat.Wake County ChampionshipsPanther Creek9:00 AM
    Apr. 29Sat.GNRC ChampionshipsClayton2:00 PM
    May. 8Fri.NCHSAA Regional meetTBA
    May. 9Sat.NCHSAA State 4A ChampionshipsTBA



    INDOOR SCHEDULE



    Date Day Opponent Site Time
    Dec. 3Wed.GNRC @ SSSSSSresults needed
    Dec. 17WedGNRC @ W.JohnstonWJresults needed
    Jan. 16FriEastern High School Challenge,
    sponsored by the Durham Striders
    UNC-Chapel Hillresults
    Jan. 22WedGNRC @ Clayton Claytonresults needed
    Jan. 28Wed.GNRC ChampionshipsWJ2:00PM
    Feb. 14Sat.NCHSAA State Championships11AMresults



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    Trojans fall in NCHSAA 2nd round

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    A brutally cold night in Fayetteville brings an end to the Trojans season with a 39-3 loss at Jack Britt. The Trojans cannot survive the six turnovers and muster only 138 yards rushing while the Buccaneers pile up a massive 432 in the rematch of the 2006 play-off game. The Trojans manage only a BG Howell 27 yard field goal while the Bucs get 4 rushing TD's and three scores over 50 yards. The Trojan season ends at 8-5.

    Britt's Eric Johnson runs untouched 82 yards with the opening kickoff and 13 seconds into the game, they lead 7-0. The Trojans gain only 3 yards on their first series but Britt is held without a first down on their first series as well. Garner fumbles ends a good drive at the Buc 46 after the Trojans had moved it 59 yards. Britt moves the ball to the Garner 19 before Aston Anglin-Stone picks off Everrett Proctor and returns it 62 yards to the Buccaneer 29. The stout Buc defense prevents the first down and the Trojans punt it back, pinning Britt on the 2 as the first quarter ends.

    The Bucs go up 14-0 when Russell Collins hits Proctor from 52-yard out on the ninth play of the 98 yard drive, consuming 4:20 of the clock. Garner picks just 19 yards on the ensuing series but Britt fumbles the Howell punt and Stone is there again for his second takeaway of the night. But perhaps the critical series of the game, the Trojans cannot punch it in starting from the Britt 12 and settle for the field goal to cut the margin to 14-3. Britt answers with another plus four minute, 73 yard drive, with Johnson diving in from 3 yards out but Nussbaum's kick is missed to make it 20-7 at the half.

    Garner fumbles to end their first drive of the second half but the defense shows a flash of last week's stirring performance against Millbrook forcing Britt out with just a 2 yard gain. From their own 12, the Trojans move it 41 yards, with Michael Brantley gaining 27 of his 84 yards of the night. But consecutive incompletions and a 5 yard Howell pass to Brantley on 3rd and ten results in another punt. Britt QB Collins dashes 46 yards on first down, followed by Proctor going 22 to the Trojan 15. Tremale France takes it in from 4 yards out for a 26-3 Buc lead. Another quick Trojans series without a first sets up Britt at midfield but Carl Redd recovers a Buc fumble to give the Trojans new life. Howell hits Ian Hunter for a 33 yard pass to Britt 12. But another Trojan fumble gives the Bucs the ball back with 1:26 to go in the third.

    Britt moves the ball methodically 46 yards, chewing up the end of the third and first three minutes of the final period but have to punt it away and the pooch punt gives it back to Garner at their own 33. But the Britt defense forces the third consecutive 3-and-out from Garner in just 24 seconds and Howell's kick is partially blocked, travelling only 18 yards and the Bucs take over at their own 46. Six plays and a 1:34 later, Britt tacks on the dagger with Frances' 2nd score of the night and an insurmontable 32-3 lead with just 7:44 to go in the Trojan season.

    Juwan Moye sees his first action of the play-offs and manages 4 yards and a Britt face mask moves the ball on their side of the 50. But Sebastian Hepburn picks off a Howell pass. Johnson dashes 62 yards on first down for the final score of 39-3.

    The Trojans send their thanks and appreciation to the 28 seniors of the Class of 2009 for their effort and service to Garner Magnet High School. We wish you the very best!!
    Senior Aston Anglin-Stone ($!) was a defensive force Senior Carl Redd dashes with the fumble recovery Senior leader BG Howell looks deep Senior Michael Brantley has 84 yards rushing on the night
    (pictures all season long courtesy of http://johnnyjohnson.smugmug.com)

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    SCORING:
    JB-Eric Johnson 82 kickoff return (R.Nusbaum kick)
    JB-Everett Proctor 52 pass from Russell Collins (R.Nusbaum kick)
    GAR-BG Howell 27 FG JB-Eric Johnson 3 run (kick failed)
    JB-Tremale France 4 run (kick failed)
    JB-France 1 run (kick failed)
    JB-Eric Johnson 62 run (R.Nusbaum kick)



    GAR JB
    Rushes-yards29-13849-432
    Comp-Att-Yards-Int15-31-99-21-9-52-1
    Total Yards237484
    First downs912
    Penalties4-323-25
    Turnovers63


    Rushing:
    GAR--Michael Brantley 12-84 yards, Jeremy Conyers 10-31, BG Howell 3-13, Brandon Parks 2-7, Juwan Moye 2-3;
    JB--Eric Johnson 14-147 yards, 3TD; Everett Proctor 12-105; Russell Collins 9-97; Tremale France 10-70; Julius Ingram 4-13 yards

    Passing: GAR--B.Howell 15-31-99, 2INT; JB--Collins 1-7-52 yards, TD; Proctor 0-2-0 INT

    The Trojan Sports Network thanks Athletic Director Bean and his press box crew for their cooperation for tonight's broadcast.

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    JV boys comeback for win at Millbrook

    Josh McClain's three point play with 51 seconds to go in overtime finishes the comeback 64-61 win at Millbrook. The Trojans use a 9-0 third quarter run to erase a fourteen point halftime deficit as McClain scores 22 and Stacy Carroway adds 14, all in the second half, on 6-of-6 shooting from the floor. Carroway triggers the Trojan comeback with a rebound and dunk back. Carroway adds a rebound follow shot and then steals and feeds Deion Dorsey with 18 seconds to knot things up at the end of three. After the teams play an even 4th quarter, aided by Carroway's 5th and 6th blocked shots of the game, DeAnthony Harris and McClain solve the Wildcats attempts to press. McClains driving score with 5.1 to go in regulation sends it to an extra period as Shi Key Moore's desperate heave misses. In OT, McClain is ice from the line, hitting the key free throw with 51 seconds to go to provide the final margin. The Trojans head into the holiday break 3-1:

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    SCORING: Josh McClain 22, Stacy Carroway 14, Gavin Wilson 8, Dominque Reed 6, Alex Bowling, 4, Deion Dorsey 4, Cameron Redd 4, DeAnthony Harris 2

    Trojans blasted by the Wildcats
    Millbrook takes advantage of a full roster, aided by their football players with nothing else to do, to out-run the Trojans at home 71-54. Every Wildcat gets in the game and all but one score as the outmanned Trojans run out of steam with their third game in four days. Only the 47% (29 of 61) shooting by Millbrook keeps the game from a larger margin. The Trojans (1-3) manage only a Dametrius Upchurch basket and six free throws in the entire second period as Millbrook pulls away with an 11-0 run. Tyree Washington has 16 for the Wildcats while Karl Agenor misses a double-double for the third straight game by just one rebound, 16 points and 9 boards:

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    SCORING: Karl Agenor 16 (9 rebounds), Albert Smith 10, Dametrius Upchurch 9 (10 rebounds), Eric Grissett 4, Jamall Barrett 7, Emmanuel McClain 5, Darius Hicks 3

    JV girls edged the Wildcats
    The JV girls hold on to defeat Millbrook 29-27 at home. Jennifer Steinback pumps in 12 for the Lady Trojans:

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    Scoring: GAR- Jennifer Steinbach 12, Ashley Courtney 5, Alana Bailey 2, Jamesia Rouse 1, Whitney Harrington 1, Kima Sidberry 6, Tralen Neil 2; MBK- Adreanne Boone 6, Michele Neese 4, Megan Carbally 3, Wylanda Surles 1, Catlin O'Connell 11, Awele Nweze 2

    Varsity Lady Trojans fall to Millbrook tonight 41-32
    Essence Chism leads the Lady Trojans with 11 who fall to 0-3 on the year:
    SCORING: Garner: Essence Chism 11, Tyara Hill 2, Jaya Johnson 2, Alex Covington 3, Jasmine Shaw 9, Serena Watson 1, Vearneasa Brown 4, ; Millbrook: Kelly Blake 9, Courtney Spearman 11, McLean 3, Jasmine Pughs 1, Earle 8, Elaine Morgan 7, Bush 4

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    Wrestlers fall to the Jaguars

    The Trojans drop the road non-conference match at Athens Drive. Jesse Gould and Tyler Maher pick up wins for Garner (1-1)
    Athens Drive 65, Garner 12
    103--Goodchild (ADR) pin. Pittman , 1:00; 112--Goodchild (ADR) pin. Harrell, 0:13; 119--Gould (GAR) pin. Gintis, 1:55; 125--Greenstein (ADR) pin. Magdefrau. 5:52; 130--Dion (ADR) dec. Woods, 13-2; 135--Martin (ADR) dec. Lombana , 11-2; 140--Griffin (ADR) pin. Theriat, 1:27 ; 145--Chou (ADR) dec. Woods, 6-0 ; 152--Rodgers (ADR) pin. Beck, 0:48 ; 160--Christley (ADR) pin. Fouty, 1:19 ; 171--Stallings (ADR) pin. Fuel, 1:10; 189--Smith (ADR) won forfeit; 215--Houston (ADR) pin. Tedesco, 1:04 ; 285--Maher (GAR) Alistin, 0:25.

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    GMHS Drama presents "Our Town"

    GMHS Theater will be presenting "Our Town" by Thorton Wilder this Thursday thru Saturday night at 7 pm in the school auditorium.. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door...doors open at 6:30...please join us!!

    Patrons please note: The Lady Trojans will be hosting Millbrook in the gym, starting at 6PM. Theater attendees should enter the front of the school. Thank you for your cooperation!!

    Coach Gray reaches historic 300th win

    Dametrius Upchurch scores 27 points and pulls 10 rebounds as Coach Eddie Gray reaches elite territory in high school basketball with his 300th career coaching win, 72-62 over the Middle Creek Mustangs. The Trojans end a 2 game slide to start the year with Upchurch proving more than the Mustangs could handle down low. Upchurch was 9 of 13 from the field, including eight shots in a row in a showdown against the highly recruited Middle Creek front line. Karl Agenor provides more than one spark, with 18 points and 9 boards of his own. The Trojans shoot 60% for the game on 24 of 40, while holding the Mustangs to 21 of 45 (47%).

    The game had 8-0 runs by both teams with Middle Creek opening the game, holding the Trojans scoreless through the first 2:34. The Mustangs hit eight of their first 12 to lead by nine, 21-12 at the first break. The Trojans chip away with Agenor scoring four straight and Upchurch driving to the basket for 3-three point plays. The Mustangs collapsed down low to allow Agenor to hit two three's and Eric Grissett hits one also to narrow the score to 36-35 Mustangs at the half.

    The Trojans use a big third quarter to create some breathing room, with Upchurch the scoring load when Albert Smith picks up his 4th foul, sending him to the bench. Darne Hall triggers an 8-0 run, with one of two from the line and a steal and lay-up. Albert Smith scores and is fouled and Upchurch caps the run with two. Garrius Adams free throw stops the streak, part of his 17 on the night. Agenor grabs a rebound and nails a three to put Garner up 48-41. After Smith picks up his 4th foul, Upchurch adds two more scores in the paint and Jamall Barrett pumps a three at the buzzer to give Garner a 55-48 lead after three periods.

    Upchurch opens the final period hitting his eighth straight shot but back-to-back threes from Adams narrows the gap to 58-54. Garner forces back to back steals but can only convert half the free throws and Brandon Hooks backdoor layup cuts it back to 62-56 with 4:03 to go. On consecutive plays, Barrett is called for charge in the lane and Smith picks up his fifth. Hooks converts to cut the lead to four. After Adams hits one of two from the line, Eric Grissett drives to the basket, in an ankle-breaking move to send Adams to the bench with his fifth foul and adds one from the line to put Garner up 66-59 with just over a minute left. The Trojans hold on for their first win of the 2008 season and the historic win.

    Coach Gray, who also posted his 250th win 11/17/2005 versus Middle Creek. In his 19th season as head basketball coach at his alma mater, Coach Gray has posted a 300-165 record and 8 conference championships, most recently 2006 and NCHSAA qualifier 14 times, including the last three years. Four time Coach of the Year, during his tenure, Coach Gray has coached NCAA Final Four Most Valuable Player, Donald Williams, James Mays and NBA first-round draft choice and NCAA National Player of the Year, and current NBA All-Star for the New Orleans Hornets, David West.

    Congratulations Coach Gray, you are a Garner legend!!

    Garner Trojan Basketball fact sheet


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    SCORING: Dametrius Upchurch 27, 10 rebounds, Karl Agenor 18, 9 rebounds, Eric Grissett 6, Albert Smith 7, Jamall Barrett 9, Emmanuel McClain 2, Darne Hall 3; MC-Garrius Adams 17, Tom Tankelewicz 16

    JV Trojans drop their first
    The Mustangs out-score the Trojans 26-17 in the fourth to pull away with the 66-56 win. Josh McClain nets 16 and Stacy Carroway 12 for Garner who suffers a 24-for-63 for the night which was played in a fairly fast pace. The Trojans manage only 5 of 18 from the free throw line while the Mustangs convert 20 of 29 from the stripe in suffering their first loss of the young season.


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    Varsity girls fall to 0-2
    Middle Creek takes advantage of the cold Lady Trojans for the 63-33 non-conference road win. Alex Covington paces the Trojans with 9:
    SCORING: GAR--V.Brown 2, E.Chillon 6, A.Covington 9, J.Johnson 4, E.Lucas 6, J.Shaw 6. MID--A.Battle 8, B.Murdock 25, C.Murdock 2, K.Rishel 5, R.Ruch 4, L.Woods 9, L.Woods 10.

    JV girls stay undefeated
    Coach Ellerbee and the JV Lady Trojans (2-0) win at Middle Creek 40-33. Kima Sidberry leads the Trojans with 19. Ashley Courtney with 10, Tralen Neil 3, Jordan Moore 1, Whitney Harrington 3, and Jennifer Steinbach with 4.

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    Wrestling team opens with win over Enloe

    Coach Bunn's Trojan wrestlers open the 2008 season with a 43-34 win over Enloe. Results will be posted tomorrow.

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    JV boys roll to 2-0, varsity falls to Athens Drive again

    Coach Blom's JV Trojans annihilate the Jaquars 81-22. Stacy Carroway and Josh McClain pace a balanced scoring attack with 13 a pieced while every Garner player scores. Added to a potent offense that had the Trojans hitting 35 of 68 shots for 51%, good defense shuts the Jaguars out in the second perod and forced 16 first half turnovers.

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    AD6088- 22
    GAR16242417- 81

    SCORING: Stacy Carroway 13, Josh McClain 13, JaQuan Davis 10, Alex Bowling 11, Gavin Wilson 10, Cameron Redd 6, Jarie Hicks 6, DeAnthony Harris 4, Deion Dorsey 4, Dominque Reed 4


    The varsity Trojans fall again 59-54 despite 14 from Albert Smith and 12 from DaMetrius Upchurch. The fourth attempt for Coach Gray to pick up his 300th career win is all Athens Drive before Smith has a big third period with eight of the Trojans 18 points and a 9-0 run to close the period cuts the Athens Drive margin to just eight. The Jaguars led by as much as 14, using a deliberate, clock-eating motion offense and 50% shooting from the field. Smith hits a 3 pointer to cut it to 55-51 with 4:30 to go. But the Trojans shooting goes cold, missing their last six shots before Karl Agenor hits a three at the buzzer for the final margin.

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    AD1621148- 59
    GAR13121811- 54

    SCORING: Albert Smith 14, Dametrius Upchurch 12, Emmanuel McClain 8, Karl Agenor 7, Darryl Harp 5, Jamall Barrett 4, Darius Hicks 4; AD-Edmundson 22, Davis 17

    Both teams are back in action Tuesday night against Middle Creek at home. The girls JV and varsity travel to Middle Creek, beginning at 6PM

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    Trojans advance in NCHSAA with double-overtime win over the Wildcats

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    Senior BG Howell scores from ten yards out in the second overtime as the Trojans advance in NCHSAA 4AA play-offs with the 33-30 win. The Trojan defense was the star of the show, shutting out the vaunted Millbrook offense in the second half. Garner shows the tradition of 25 years as a state power to uphold the honor of the much maligned GNRC, holding Millbrook to a David Brown field in the second extra session before Howell's historic score. Played in a driving rain for much of the game, this one was one for the history books of Trojan Stadium.

    The Trojans (8-4) stop a two game skid to the Wildcats after years of dominance though the games have mostly been very close. Millbrook came in confident after thrashing Garner 34-0 to open the season and 9-2 on the year. But its the Trojans who will advance to face #1 seed Jack Britt next Friday. The Wildcats year ends at 9-3.

    Michael Brantley and Jeremy Conyers march the Trojans sixty yards to the Wildcat 17 on the opening series. A holding call on Conyers fourth down touchdown run, wipes out the score and Howell's 44 yard field goal attempt is wide left. Millbrook takes over at their own 20. Brian Kass hits Scott Gray for five yards and all-state running back Kuwon Eldridge picks up 20 before the drive stalls. Kass' punt is partially blocked and travels only 11 yards and Garner takes over at their own 42 but quickly go three and out to give Millbrook back the ball.

    From their 33, the Wildcats march 67 yards for the score, with Eldridge rumbling 33 on first down and taking it in from eleven yards out. Eldridge picks up 62 yards of the drive and Brown's PAT makes it 7-0. Ian Hunter returns the Wildcat kickoff 25 yards to the Trojan 31. Brantley runs it seven yards before Conyers sweeps right for 29 yards as the first quarter ends. From the Wildcat 33, Conyers covers the remaining distance on two carries to knot the game at 7-7. Trojan momentum carries forward as the Wildcats fumble the kickoff and Garner takes over on the Millbrook 30. Conyers picks up a critical 4th and 1, picking up three to the Wildcat 18. But Malik Fair picks off Howell's pass and returns it into Garner territory at the 42.

    The Wildcats take advantage of the short field. Kass hits Michael Thornton for 11 yards and their fourth first down of the half. Eldridge scampers 13 to the Trojan 19 and after Kass keeps it for six, Eldridge scores his second of the night from 13 out to put Millbrook up 14-7. Starting at their own 28, Conyers picks up 9 and Brantley bulls his way up the middle for a big 39 yard gain, but fumbles at the end of the play to turn it back over to the Wildcats. Garner incurs a pesonal foul of the play, so Millbrook starts their drive on the 43 and promptly moves it the 57 yards with Kass taking it in from 15 yards out. Michael Ellis blocks the extra point to keep it at 20-7 where it stays until halftime. Eldridge piles up 110 yards in the half with his two scores.

    Millbrook who deferred the opening toss, takes over first in the second half. The Trojans defense shows huge adjustment and on 3rd and 21, Chaz Damon recovers a Wildcat fumble and Garner takes over at the Millbrook 5 yard line. A broken play results in a loss of 5. Howell hits Brandon Byars on a sweet 10 yard crossing route but a procedure call results in a very strange 6 yard penalty back to the 11. Howell scrambles for 3 before the golden opportunity fades with Fair picking off his second of the night in the end zone.

    The Trojan defensive line bows up to push the Wildcats back to the one when Kass fumbles but falls on the ball. On third and 29, Connor McLaurin drops Eldridge for just a yard and the Millbrook punts it to their own 39. But Garner fails to take advantage and fail on 4th and five, giving the Wildcats the ball back. . The 'Cats punt of 4th and 31 and Garner started their fourth consective drive Millbrook side of the field, taking over at the 36. Howell hits Conyers on a screen for 5 yards. On a critical 4th and five, Brandon Byars gets open for 10 yards for the Trojans seventh first down of the night. Conyers runs it 4 and Brantley moves it to the seven as the third quarter ends.

    The Trojans owns the 4th quarter, capping the drive with Conyers diving in from a yard out at 9:20. But Howell's PAT is wide, cutting lead to 20-13. On the ensuring kick, Scott Gray is nailed and Terrell Sanders picks it up to dash 23 yards for the tying score for a 20-20 game a mere 8 seconds later. Smelling blood the Garner defense forces another Wildcat quick out, with Aston Anglin-Stone pressures Kass to an incomplete pass on third and 5. Jeremiah Davis blocks the Kass punt and Garner starts another drive in Millbrook territory, at the 42. But again, the terrific field possession goes for naught and the Wildcats take over at their own 20 after Howell's 37 yard punt. Eldridge is able give Millbrook breathing room, dashing 60 yards but the Trojans defense stiffens and Millbrook elects to go for the first down from the Trojan 11 rather than kick the potential game-winning field goal. Kass is stopped on 4th and three and Garner takes over at the nine with 1:42 to go in the game.

    The Trojans go conservative, failing to pick up a first down and Millbrook has a shot in regulation after Howell's 48 yard punt. From their own 39, Kass is picked off by Dominque Mathis with just 0:31 to go in regulation. The Trojans are content to head into overtime.

    Millbrook wins the toss but defers to go on defense first. Michael Brantley makes them pay, taking it in from 10 yards out to put the Trojans up for the first time all night 27-20. The Wildcats answer converting on 4th and 3 to knot the game at the end of the first extra period 27-27. On the second OT, Eldridge picks up three but a high snap goes over Kass' head and Kel Johnson, who has numerous tackles on the evening, forces an incompletion and Millbrook settles for a 38 yard David Brown field for a 30-27 Millbrook lead.

    It all comes down to the Trojans final possession. Howell misses on first down pass but on 2nd and ten, takes the snap and dashes 10 yards on the draw, and the Senior leader sends the very wet, very cold Trojan Stadium faithful into pandemonium and ready to head to Fayetteville next Friday night!!! Trojans win 33-30!!
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    Thornton Watson (15), Ricky Denning (31) and Ronald Moore (14) celebrate the Trojan recovery
    Dominque Mathis makes the interception BG Howell ends it in double OT Terrence Fussell dashes 23 yards for the score Conyers rushes through the monsoon Conyers dashes 29 yards Brantley digs for part of his 133 yards
    (pictures courtesy of The Garner Citizen News & Times and Ken Hall Photography)

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    SCORING:
    MBK: Kuwon Eldridge 11 yard run, David Brown kick
    GAR: Jeremy Conyers 25 yard run, BG Howell kick
    MBK: Eldridge 13 yard run, Brown kick
    MBK: Brian Kass 14 yard run, kick blocked
    GAR: Conyers 1 yard run, kick failed
    GAR: Terrell Sanders 23 yard fumble return, Howell kick
    GAR: Michael Brantley 10 yard run, Howell kick
    MBK: Kass 3 yard run, Brown kick
    MBK: Brown 38 yard FG
    GAR: Howell 10 yard run

    GAR MBK
    Rushes-yards43-23442-259
    Comp-Att-Yards-Int5-11-21-14-6-35-1
    Total Yards255294
    First downs812
    Penalties3-316-54
    Turnovers34

    RUSHING: GAR—Michael Brantley 17-128 TD; Jeremy Conyers 21-100 TD; BG Howell 4-8 TD; Josh Brooks 1-(-2) ; MBK—Kuwon Eldridge 22-224, Scott Gray 1-0, Brian Kass 19-35;

    PASSING: GAR—BG Howell 5-11-21-1; MBK—Kass 4-6-35-1;

    RECEIVING: GAR—Brandon Byars 1-10, Conyers 2-11, Ian Hunter 1-2; MBK—S.Gray 1-5, Nick .Murad 1-9, M.Thornton 2-21;
    The Trojans welcomed 850 "The Buzz" for their broadcast of Drew Smith and Brian Kennedy. We certainly appreciate their attendance and their service to high school football.

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    Swim meet results vs Lee Co, W.Johnston & Holly Springs

    Complete meet results

    The boys team takes first in quad-meet at Campbell Pool. Brennan Kroll wins the 100-meter fly and Jake Register places 2nd in the 200-meter IM. Gabi Dugal picks up a 3rd place in the 100-meter freestyle and Mary Burkey places 3rd in the 200-meter individual medley. Holly Springs' girls take first in their meet.

    Men - Team Rankings
    1. Garner Magnet High School 132
    2. Lee County High School 122
    3. West Johnston High School 121
    4. Holly Springs High School 104


    Women - Team Rankings
    1. Holly Springs High School 174
    2. West Johnston High School 161
    3. Garner Magnet High School 102
    4. Lee County High School 47

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