GMHS Supporters receive Citizen Choice Awards

The first annual Citzen Choice Awards selected by The Garner Citizen News & Times were revealed today and the list has a distinct GMHS feel to it:

  • Head basketball Coach Eddie Gray
  • Ralph Smith, Cottman Transmissions: a valuable Trojan Club supporter
  • Julie Clark and Crescent State Bank: Trojan club sponsor and GMHS PTSA and Junior Bank Board volunteer
  • Miss Rachel Hall: EGMMS student and sister of former Trojan baseball star, Jeremy Hall and daughter of valuable Trojan Club volunteer Cathy Hall
  • Magdy Saad, Garner TV and Appliance: Trojan Club sponsor
  • Barry Driver & Capital Chrysler Jeep Dodge: Trojan Club sponsor and alumnus
  • Optimist Club of Garner: Trojan Club sponsor

  • Also recogized for their community contributions were Judy Bass from the Town of Garner, Poplar Springs Christian Church, former Alderman Phil Matthews, and Molly Maid of SE Wake County. Be sure to pick up a copy of this week's Garner Citizen News & Times to read the terrific stories of about these fine Garner citizens.

    Varsity basketball sweeps SSS

    The Lady Trojans blast the Spartans 58-30 to go to 17-1 on the season and 11-0 in the GNRC. Kesheria McNeil scored 23 points for the Lady Trojans:
    SCORING: Kesheria McNeil 23, Kanita Shepherd 10, Paige Dugal 5, Tiffany Moody 4, Serena Watson 4, Raven Gibbs 4, Jaya Johnson 3, A'lece Mark 2

    The boys varsity stops a two game losing streak with an 86-47 win to move to 9-2 in the GNRC and 12-7 for the year. Stephone Drane explodes for 20 points, Tyrone Williams and Cordero Hunter added 12 and 11 respectively. The win is Coach Gray's 295th of his career:
    SCORING: Drane 20, T.Williams 12, Hunter 11, Upchurch 9, Leach 7, Brooks 6, Purvis 5, Redd 5, Smith 4, Grissett 3, Barrett 2, Young 2

    Varsity Cheerleaders win State Championship!!

    2008 State 4A Champions

    Congratulations to Coach Stephens and the Varsity Trojan Cheerleaders, winners of the NCHSSA 4A Cheerleading Championship!!

    The girls competed at the Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem on Saturday, Jan. 26th and brought home the title.

    Team members are: Kristina House, Brittany Castles, Stephanie Tremont, Paige Thompson, Amy Walters, Katherine Stephens, Carly Bohnenblusch, Vitalia Williams, Bailey Walters, Dasia Robinson, Kayla Barefoot, Lauren Otto, Meredith Lindsay, Coach Helen Stephens, Suzanne Jordan, Taylor Bailey

    The state championship is Garner's second cheerleading title, with their 1993 Championship. It is the 5th team NC championship for Garner, joining the 1978 Boys 4A Baseball title, 1978 Girls 4A Basketball title and the 1987 4A Football championship. Congratulations to Coach Stephens and her team!!

    Lady Trojans stay unbeaten in GNRC; Boys suffer first conference loss

    The Lady Trojans roll to 15-1 and 9-0 in the GNRC with the 68-31 home win over the Clayton Lady Comets. Kanita Shephard posts 15 for the Trojans and Kesheria McNeil, back after a being out three games with an ankle injury scores 14. The Trojans are ranked 6th in the state this week:

    CLY9994- 31
    GAR14211023- 68

    SCORING: GAR--Kanita Shephard 15, Kesheria McNeil 14, Jaya Johnson 7, A'lece Mark 7, Paige Dugal 6, Alesha Harris 5, Alex Covington 4, Tyara Hill 3, Raven Gibbs 2, Serena Watson 2, Tiffany Moody 2.
    CLY--K.Anderson 10, P.Armwood 9, M.Lackey 3, A.Johnson 2, M.Humphries 2, J.Parker 2, Parks 1, S.Moore 1;

    The boys team falls at home for their first conference loss of the year as the Comets pull away for a 65-53 win. Josh Brooks and Tyrone Williams pace the Trojans with 12 a piece. The Trojans (11-6) win streak ends at six but they remain tied for first place at 8-1 with the Comets (17-2) headed into Friday's critical showdown at Knightdale, who are 6-3 in the GNRC:
    CLY11102123- 65
    GAR691919- 53

    SCORING: CLY--C.Mixon 22, J.Moses 15, B.McPhatter 14, C.Harrison 5, D.Tabron 4, H.Smith 4, A.Ray 1; GAR--Josh Brooks 12, Tyrone Williams 12, Cordero Hunter 8, D.Upchurch 7, C.McKoy 4, S.Drane 4, J.Barrett 3, A.Smith 3.
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    Varsity Trojans roll to 8-0 in GNRC

    Trojans run their win streak to six games and make it 8-0 in the GNRC with a 71-69 win at W. Johnston. Carl Redd hits four of five free throws in the final minute. The win, Coach Eddie Gray's 294th, sets up a huge week vs Clayton (7-1, 16-2) Tuesday and Knightdale (6-2, 12-5) next Friday:

    GAR21191516- 71
    WJO10152717- 69

    SCORING: GAR--Albert Smith 24, Tyrone Williams 12, Josh Brooks 9, Charles McKoy 7, J.Young 5, J.Barrett 5, C.Redd 4, S.Drane 3, D.Upchurch 2; WJO--K.Marsh 24, B.Dyer 16, B.Morrison 15, C.Harrington 9, M.Adams 3, D.Anderson 2

    Kanita Shepherd's 17 points powers the Lady Trojans to 8-0 in the conference and 14-1 for the year in the 50-15 win at W. Johnston:
    SCORING: GAR--Kanita Shephard 17, Tiffany Moody 9, Jaya Johnson 6, A'lece Mark 5, Tyara Hill 4, Serena Watson 4, Kesheria McNeil 3, Raven Gibbs 2; WJO--A.Fowler 5, T.Thompson 5, C.McLeod 4, C.Smith 1.

    Garner Trojan Football

    Senior QB Kameron Smith signs with Navy
    Senior DB Tony Morgan signs with Fork Union
    Senior LB Reggie Bowens signs with the Gamecocks
    Senior DL Alan McManus signs with Catawba
    Trojans represent well at MVP Combine
    Trojans ranked #35 in state in All-time NCHSAA playoff wins

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    Trojan football webcasts:

  • Garner vs Wakefield: First meeting between traditional Wake Co. powers, both 4-0
  • Garner vs W.Johnston
  • Garner at Clayton
  • Garner vs Knightdale (Homecoming 2007)
  • Garner at SSS: Darrice Payton shreds the Spartans for 198 yards and 3 TD's
  • Garner vs SE Raleigh
  • Garner vs E.Wake
  • Garner at Holly Springs
  • Garner vs Durham Jordan: 1st round NCHSSA 4AA play-off game
  • Garner vs Millbrook: 2007 season closes with the home loss to a very tough Wildcat team

  • Enjoy the talented duo of Chris Edwards and Jonathon Rand as they bring you Trojan play-by-play action

    Reggie Bowens and Tony Morgan named to the 2007 All-FNFRDU Team

    Reggie Bowens claims Conference Player of the Year by FNFRDU, Kameron Smith named Offensive Player of the Year. Trojans named to the All-GNRC by FNFRDU:

  • Connor McLaurin, Junior, OL
  • Darice Payton, Junior, RB
  • David Price, Senior, LB
  • Darwin Williams, Senior, DB
  • Donte Owens, Senior, LB
  • Tony Morgan, Senior, DB
  • Josh Brooks, Sophomore, WR
  • Derrick Leach, Junior, DE

  • No One Covers Triangle Football like FNFRDU

    Trojan's Zach KellyCongratulations to Senior center Zach Kelly and defensive back Tony Morgan who were elected to the 2007 WRAL All-Triangle football team!!

    Congratulations to Reggie Bowens, named to the.
    2007 NC Preps 4A All-State football team. Reggie has committed to play for the South Carolina Gamecocks in 2008

    Kudos to the Trojans named to the Greater Neuse River All-Conference football team:

  • Connor McLaurin Garner
  • Darrice Payton Garner
  • David Price Garner
  • Darwin Williams Garner
  • Donte Owens Garner
  • Josh Brooks Garner
  • Derrick Leach Garner
  • Tony Morgan Garner
  • Coach of the Year: Nelson Smith

  • Player of the Year: Reggie Bowens

  • Offensive Player of the Year: Kameron Smith

  • Senior tight end John Peterson received the 2007 Sportsmanship Award

  • 2007 Record 12-1, Greater Neuse 4A 7-0

    2007 Season
    Opp/Location Garner Opp
    Aug. 17@ Millbrook286
    Aug. 24v/s Middle Creek3817
    Aug. 31@ Durham Riverside4113
    Sept. 7v/s Wakefield3721
    Sept. 14v/s West Johnston*3517
    Sept. 21@ Clayton*157
    Sept. 28v/s Knightdale*4221
    Oct. 5@ Smithfield-Selma*3514
    Oct. 12OPEN
    Oct. 19v/s Southeast Raleigh*2419
    Oct. 26v/s East Wake*2814
    Nov. 2@ Holly Springs*427
    Nov. 9NCHSSA 1st Rd:
    v/s Durham Jordan
    Nov. 16NCHSSA 2nd Rd
    v/s Millbrook

    2006 Season

    Opp/Location Garner Other
    Aug. 18Millbrook (Endowment)4019
    Aug.25@ Middle Creek4015
    Aug. 31Enloe300
    Sept. 8@ Riverside914
    Sept. 15Fuquay-Varina2521
    Sept. 22Clayton*357
    Sept. 29@ Smithfield-Selma*347
    Oct. 6Southeast Raleigh*3317
    Oct. 13@ West Johnston*5921
    Oct. 20@ East Wake*140
    Nov. 3@ Knightdale*420
    Nov. 10NCHSSA 1st Rd:
    Middle Creek
    Nov. 17NCHSSA 2nd Rd:
    Jack Britt
    Nov. 24NCHSSA 3rd Rd:
    Dec. 2NCHSSA Eastern Regional Final:

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    Senior LB Reggie Bowens signs with the Gamecocks

    USC's Reggie BowensSenior All-State linebacker Reggie Bowens has signed to play football in 2008 for the South Carolina Gamecocks. Bowens who demonstrated speed and power on defense and running back, will join former Trojan teammates Chris Culliver and Cedric Snead on Coach Steve Spurrier's SEC squad.

    2007 Trojan Varsity Basketball

    1/25: Win over W.Johnston takes Lady Trojans to 8-0 in the GNRC
    1/29: Lady Trojans top the Comets at home, remain unbeaten in GNRC
    2/1: Shepherd's double-double tops the Knights
    2/5: Trojans blast the Spartans
    2/8: Bulldogs stop Lady Trojan GNRC streak
    2/19: Lady Trojans win GNRC Tournament opener over W.Johnston
    2/21: Lady Trojans reach GNRC finals with win over the Comets
    2/22: Bulldogs top Lady Trojans in GNRC final
    2/25: Lady Trojan open NCHSSA play with home win over Fuquay

    Lady Trojan Varsity

    Player Number
    Covington, Alex


    Dugal, Paige


    Gibbs, Raven


    Harris, Aleshia


    Hill, Tyara


    Johnson, Jaya


    Mark, A'lece


    McNeil, Kesheria


    Moody, Tiffany


    Shephard, Kanita


    Watson, Serena


    Date Time Opponent Score W-L
    Tue, Nov 2706:00 PMSouthern Lee73-50


    Fri, Nov 3007:30 PMat Middle Creek76-39


    Wed, Dec 506:00 PMat Southern Lee69-28


    Fri, Dec 706:00 PMWest Johnston53-12


    Mon, Dec 1007:00 PMMiddle Creek57-38


    Tue, Dec 1106:00 PMat Clayton60-24


    Fri, Dec 1406:00 PMKnightdale54-19


    Mon, Dec 1707:30 PMat Wake Forest-Rolesville61-58


    Tue, Dec 1806:00 PMSmithfield-Selma52-45


    Fri, Dec 2811:00 AMGlaxo Holiday Tournament
    vs Athens Drive
    Sat, Dec 2905:30 PMGlaxo Holiday Tournament
    vs Wakefield
    Fri, Jan 406:00 PMSoutheast Raleigh63-5911-1
    Tue, Jan 806:00 PMEast Wake46-2812-1
    Tue, Jan 2206:00 PMat Holly Springs51-1913-1
    Fri, Jan 2506:00 PMat West Johnston50-1514-1
    Tue, Jan 2906:00 PMClayton68-3115-1
    Fri, Feb 106:00 PMat Knightdale65-3416-1
    Tue, Feb 506:00 PMSmithfield-Selma58-3017-1
    Fri, Feb 806:00 PMat Southeast Raleigh46-5417-2
    Tue, Feb 1206:00 PMat East Wake48-3218-2
    Fri, Feb 1506:00 PMHolly Springs62-2419-2
    Tue, Feb 197:00 PMGNRC Tournament
    vs #8 seed W.Johnston
    Thu, Feb 217:30 PMGNRC Tournament
    vs #4 seed Clayton
    Fri, Feb 226:00 PMGNRC Tournament vs #2 seed SE Raleigh47-6121-3
    Mon, Feb 257:00 PMNCHSSA Sectional
    vs Fuquay
    Wed, Feb 277:00 PMNCHSSA Sectional
    vs N.Durham

    Varsity Trojans

    # Name Pos Class Ht Wt
    10Tyrone WilliamsGuardSenior6-0140
    12Derrick LeachGuardSenior5-8150
    15James YoungGuardSenior6-0150
    20Jamall BarrettGuardJunior5-10160
    21Josh BrooksForwardSoph6-6180
    22Cordero HunterGuardJunior6-0175
    24DeMetrius UpchurchCenterJunior6-7185
    25Stephon DraneForwardSoph6-6170
    32Albert SmithGuardJunior6-0175
    34Eric GrissettGuardJunior5-11135
    40Carl ReddGuardJunior6-0180
    44Jacob PurvisCenterSenior6-8180
    50Charles McKoyCenterSenior6-6208

    Date Time Opponent Score W-L
    Tue, Nov 2707:30 PM Southern Lee84-940-1
    Fri, Nov 3007:30 PMMiddle Creek70-800-2
    Wed, Dec 507:30 PMat Southern Lee64-660-3
    Fri, Dec 707:30 PMWest Johnston80-641-3
    Mon, Dec 1007:30 PMat Middle Creek48-601-4
    Tue, Dec 1107:30 PMat Clayton57-402-4
    Fri, Dec 1407:30 PMKnightdale65-613-4
    Mon, Dec 1707:30 PMWake Forest-Rolesville56-484-4
    Tue, Dec 1807:30 PMat Smithfield-Selma68-515-4
    Thu, Dec 2711:30 AMAthens Drive51-645-5
    Fri, Dec 2811:00 AMat Apex54-416-5
    Sat, Dec 2904:00 PMLeesville Road60-407-5
    Fri, Jan 407:30 PMSoutheast Raleigh62-578-5
    Tue, Jan 807:30 PMEast Wake98-459-5
    Tue, Jan 2207:30 PMat Holly Springs73-5410-5
    Fri, Jan 2507:30 PMat West Johnston71-6911-5
    Tue, Jan 2907:30 PMClayton53-6511-6
    Fri, Feb 107:30 PMKnightdale59-68 11-7
    Tue, Feb 507:30 PMSmithfield-Selma86-4712-7
    Fri, Feb 807:30 PMat Southeast Raleigh60-5713-7
    Tue, Feb 1207:30 PMat East Wake91-5814-7
    Fri, Feb 1507:30 PMHolly Springs85-5515-7
    Mon, Feb 1807:00 PMGNRC Tournament
    vs #7 seed Holly Springs
    Wed, Feb 206:00PMGNRC Tournament
    vs #3 seed Knightdale
    Tue, Feb 267:00PMNCHSSA 4A Play-offs
    vs Wakefield
    59-61 (OT)16-9

    Trojan State Champions

    NCHSAA Track
    Swade Carroll, Track, 1973, Long jump, 22'11.65
    Daniel Adams, Track, 1982, Discus, 157’ 08.00’’
    Garner, Track, 2000, 800 meter Relay team, 1:26.87
    Garner, Track, 2000, 400 meter Relay team, 41.30
    Brandon Banks, Track, 2006, Long jump, 22’06.00
    Brandon Banks, Track, 2006, 200 meters, 21:55
    Tim Lovick, Track, 2006, High jump, 6' 8"
    Aston Anglin-Stone, 2009, shot put, 50'7"

    NCHSAA Baseball
    Garner, 1978 4A Champions

    NCHSAA Girls Basketball
    Garner, 1978 4A Champions

    NCHSAA Football
    Garner, 1987 4A Champions
    State record for consecutive games scored: 199 games, 1986-2001

    1993 State Champions
    2008 State Champions

    Trojan Club sponsors

    Thank you to these valuable businesses and individuals who make GMHS athletics the premiere athletic program in NC!!

    (logos linked to available company websites)

    Garner Family Practice, P.A.
    Dr. Greg Pleasants ('80) Dr. Johnny Bagwell ('66)
    801 Poole Drive, Garner, NC 27529
    Phone: (919) 779-1440
    Fax: (919) 662-0613

    Thank you GSHS Alums Greg ('75) & Kim ('78) Byars!!

    Garner United Methodist Church
    201 Methodist Lane, PO Box 2179
    Garner, NC 27529
    Greg Jenks, Pastor

    A Place to Print
    Pam Atkins Adams ('83)

    First Baptist Church of Garner

    Vance Comfort Zone and Refrigeration


    Shuck 'Em Shack Oyster Bar
    Brooks Banks ('10) Summer Banks ('13)

    Team Payne Training
    James Payne ('93)

    Priceless Voice Overs
    Bill Price ('69)

    Aversboro Coffee
    1401 Aversboro Rd, Ste 103

    The Pittman Law Firm
    Mr. Bill Pittman
    1312 Annapolis Drive, Suite 200
    Raleigh, NC 27608

    Dan Ryan Builders

    Bannister Properties, LLC
    5413 Fayetteville Road
    Raleigh NC 27603

    Forest Hills Barber Shop
    Joey Jackson, Owner
    877 Hwy 70 W
    Next to Garner TV & Appliance

    Gregg Norris ('81)
    142 Shenstone Blvd.
    Garner NC 27529

    Bio-Tech Prosthetics & Orthotics
    Robert Walters, CO/C.PED

    At Sport Clips, guys win!!!

    Johnson-Lambe Co
    Your Complete Team Specialist

    2345 Timber Drive, 779-7827 (779-SUBS)

    905-B 5th Ave

    Pelican SnoBalls

    Deliciously DifferentCappolla's Pizzeria and Grill

    See your own Garner alum Kevin Walton, your hometown mechanicFamily Auto Service
    Kevin Walton ('79)
    101-B St. Mary's Street, Garner

    Garner Chiropractic & Wellness Center
    Timber Crossings Shopping Center
    205 Timber Drive West
    Garner, NC 27529
    (919) 779-2225

    Visit our White Oak location

    Bryan LP GasThe Official Propane Supplier of the Trojans
    Bill and Randy Bryan, 772-4868

    Manufacturing and installation of quality kitchen, bath, and commercial products in central North Carolina
    Southern Construction Company
    Larry Ward, 772-8372

    Garner Optimist Club
    2110 Vandora Springs Road, 779-7076

    Visit us at 1514 Highway 70 W Garner, NC 27529 Ph:772-9772

    Proud Trojan supporter!!Mike Sullivan
    Two convenient locations:
    The Shops of Timber Landing 661-6932
    & Swift Creek Plaza 662-1977

    Frozen Custard is the perfect after game snack!
    Thank you Lee and Anna Hudson

    Thank you Doris and Fred Huebner!!.Storage & Moving at Your Doorstep
    Located at 329 Hwy 70 East in Garner

    Drs. Godfrey & Godfrey, DDS
    941 Heatherpark Dr.
    Garner NC 27529

    Proud Supporter of the Trojans
    Eat More Chicken!

    Visit our Timber Landing Store

    Garner's only 5-star dealership
    Dr. Andrew Cook & Dr. Darren Hilburn
    Your Official Portrait Photographer

    Put An Experienced, Local Realtor to Work for You!!

    Proudly Serving Garner, NC Since 1975
    231 Guy Road, Clayton, NC: 919-359-TEAM

    Don & Debbie Bailey

    Pelican Snowballs
    5715 Old Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, NC 27603 (919)649-5543

    Milano Pizza
    1493 Garner Station BlvdRaleigh, NC 27603
    Phone: (919) 662-8080

    Arvin, Inc.

    (919) 369-6439

    Larry Estes Body Shop

    Atwood Towing Service

    Norris Group Insurance
    Scott Norris ('84) 661-0804

    Creative Mortgage Financing
    Michael C. Capps ('84) 929-2006


    M&M Fenceworks
    Mike Moore, 662-7401

    Imperial Design Builders, Inc

    Paul Davis Restoration

    Dogwood Landscaping & Design, Inc

    Kuttin Up Hair Salon
    Tammy Jackson


    A Day at The Beach Tanning Salon

    Visions by Johnny Johnson

    Garner Magnet High School athletics

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