Maher finishes second in state

Senior wrestler Tyler Maher put his undefeated record on the line this weekend in the state championship at the Greensboro Coliseum. Maher advanced all the way o the state finals before falling in a tough match.

Maher began his quest for a state title by pinning Christoper Walker from Parkland high school. He then advanced to the semi-finals on Saturday where he faced David Lee of Northwest Guilford.

Tyler took out Lee with a pin 3:41 into the match to advance to the state championship where he faced the top ranked Collin Campbell from Roxboro Person.

The championship match came right down to the end, and in a 7-4 decision, Campbell became the champion at the 285 weight class.

Maher ends his senior season with a 38-1 record! Congratulations to Tyler for his outstanding season and best of luck in his collegiate career!

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Garner falls in triple overtime to New Hanover


Freddie Jackson hit shot with 16 seconds to play in triple overtime to give New Hanover a 94-92 lead they would not relinquish as the Wildcats advance to regional semi-finals for the second year in a row.

Garner (26-1) rallied from six points down with just over one minute left and tied the game at 71 on a Gavin Wilson bucket. New Hanover (22-5) had led by three going to the final period. The Trojans had a shot to win the game at the end of regulation, however the shot went begging and sent the game to overtime.

In the first overtime, Garner took a quick lead at 73-71, the Wildcats tied the game at 73 all with 2:11 left in the first extra period. Cameron Redd and Donald Johnson both hit big free throws to keep the Trojans around. Both teams play great defense and the game was still knotted, this time at 75 and into a second overtime.

The second overtime period was a defensive battle as both teams scored only nine points, four of Garner's points came down low with easy buckets from Deion Dorsey. The big shot of the second overtime came with Garner up by three when Trevon Brown hit a three from the wing to tie the game and send it into a third overtime.

With the game already an instant classic, both teams continued to leave their heart on the floor. Garner took their biggest lead in the overtime when Wilson nailed his sixth three pointer of the night, which is a new career high. However, New Hanover clawed their way back and the Trojans went only three of six from the line in the final overtime period.

The Wildcats then hit a big bucket to take a two point lead, Garner had one last long distance shot from the opposite free throw line, but it was no good as time expired and New Hanover defeated Garner for the second year in a row, 94-92.

A HUGE THANK YOU to all seven Garner basketball seniors for providing such great memories over the past four year: DeAnthony Harris, Emmanuel McClain, Donald Johnson, Cliff Holt, Deion Dorsey, Daryl Saunders and Nicholas Wyrick.

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Trojan Sports Network to preview spring sports TONIGHT!!

With Spring Sports beginning next week, the Trojan Sports Network will team up with Aversboro Restaurant tonight at 7:00 too preview every Garner spring sport.

The show will begin promptly at 7:00 LIVE from Aversboro Restaurant and the Network will speak with all of the spring sports coaches.

If you can't make it in person to the show, you can listen live by CLICKING HERE!!!

You can also submit your questions for the coaches by emailing

Trojans survive Hoke County and advance to third round


Survive and advance is the name of the game come playoff time and on Wednesday night at Trojan Coliseum, that's exactly what the Garner Trojans did as they came from nine down to defeat Hoke County 70-69 in overtime.

Hoke County (12-13) came out on fire and used their hot hands to grab a quick five point lead in the opening stanza. However, the Trojans didn't fold as they cut the lead to three at 20-17 after one.

Garner (26-0) continued to struggle to find their shot into the second period, meanwhile the Bucks went inside to Tarique Thompson who dominated the low block with 10 points in the first half. With just under five minutes left in the half, Trojan head coach Eddie Gray called a timeout with his team down by seven. Following the timeout, the men of Troy went on a run to close the half, only down one at 35-34.

The Trojans came out in the second half with a renewed intensity but in the early stages of the third, it didn't show as Garner only scored nine points in the third. Hoke continued to pound the ball inside however, the big men down low for the Trojans limited the production of the Bucks big guys.

Where things really went south for Garner was the outside shooting of Hoke County - after hitting seven three pointer's in the opening half, Hoke hit just three in the second (four coming from one player). Scoring only nine points in the third, Hoke took a 50-43 lead to the final period.

The deficit for the Trojans grew to as many as nine in the opening stages of the fourth quarter, that's when Garner went to work. They switched to some full court pressure while Emmanuel McClain kept Garner in the game scoring seven of his 17 points in the fourth quarter. Cameron Redd and Dominique Reed also came up big, scoring five and nine points, respectively.

Garner turned the game around midway through the period and took a four point lead. The game really turned at the 5:04 mark of the final period when the Trojans called a timeout, trailing 55-49, following that stoppage in play, Garner went on a 10-4 run to knot the score at 59 with 2:23 to play. Hoke County tied the game up late in the fourth and sent the game into overtime, with the score tied at 64.

Playing their second extra session of the season, Garner who had the momentum kept a good thing rolling stopping the Bucks time after time - meanwhile, E. McClain led the Trojans with four points in the overtime. Thompson led the Bucks with three points in the overtime.

Garner held a one point, 70-69 lead with 3.8 left in overtime and Hoke County had the ball, however the half court heave was no good and the Trojans survived.

The Trojans will return home on Friday night when they will host the New Hanover Wildcats at Trojan Coliseum. Tip off is slated for 7:00.

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Garner moves on to second round with thumping of EE Smith


Gavin Wilson scored a career high 28 points on Monday night to be one of three Trojans scoring in double figures as Garner ran past the EE Smith 87-67 to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

Garner (25-0) began the game by working the ball down low to their big man Dominique Reed who went to work in the paint scoring 8 of the teams 11 first quarter points. Meanwhile, the Trojans played great defense allowing the Golden Bulls to score just four points.

EE Smith (12-13) managed to hang around and eventually took a lead at 32-31 with about two minutes left in the half. Trailing for the first time in the game Garner, exploded - going on a 14-5 run to close the half and take a 45-36 lead into the locker room.

In the second half the Trojans continued to fire at will as Reed scored six points to finish with 14 for the third time in four games. Also, Donald Johnson got red hot scoring six points in the third stanza and finished with 20.

With 3:45 left in the third, Garner coach, Eddie Gray called a time out and challenged his teams defensive effort and following that time out, Garner went on a 8-3 spurt over the next two minutes prompting the Golden Bulls to call a time out with 1:45 left in the third and the Trojans up 62-47. Garner finished the third up 65-49.

In the fourth quarter, Wilson finished up his night of work hitting three, three pointers in the period and tied his career high of five three's for the game. Smith just had no answer for the Trojans quickness as Garner rolled 87-57.

The Trojans will be back in action on Wednesday night when they return home for a 7:00 tip off when they host Hoke County (12-12). The Bucks defeated Laney 65-62 on Monday night.

Jeanne Hulmes, VP Banking Center Manager

Wrestling Regional Results

1st Round:

103 - Harley Silver (South View) Fall 1:12 over Dylan Harden (Garner)
130 - Anthony Batts (JH Rose) Decision 9-6 over Isaiah Cain (Garner)
135 - Curtis Washington (Laney) Decision 7-5 over Marchus Carter (Garner)
140 - Jarel Orr (Clayton) Decision 16-10 over Emon Kizer (Garner)
160 - Cullen Casper (East Wake) Fall 3:38 over Anthony Finochio (Garner)
215 - Vincent Mollo (Garner) Fall 3:14 over Christopher Howell (Ashley)
285 - Tyler Maher (Garner) Fall :28 over Cody Archer (Pine Forest)

Quarter Finals:

215 - Luke Fetla (Pine Crest) Decision 4-3 over Vincent Mollo (Garner)
285 - Tyler Maher (Garner) Fall :33 over Leo Gonzalez (South View)

1st Round Consolation:

103 - Adam Holder (Laney) Fall 3:28 over Dylan Harden (Garner)
130 - Bohlander Mikel (Cape Fear) OT Decision 6-4 over Isaiah Cain (Garner)
135 - Marchus Carter (Garner) Decision 8-3 over Donald Combs (Cape Fear)
140 - Emon Kizer (Garner) bye
160 - Anthony Finochio (Garner) Decision 14-8 over Aaron Roper (West Johnston)

Quarter Final Consolation:

135 - Petelo Mikaele (Jack Britt) Decison 10-4 over Marchus Carter (Garner)
140 - Schyler Wagner (Laney) Fall 3:47 over Emon Kizer (Garner)
160 - William Flynn (Terry Sanford) Fall 2:12 over Anthony Finochio (Garner)
215 - Billy Hunt (Purnell Swett) OT Decision 4-3 over Vincent Mollo (Garner)

Semi Finals:

285 - Tyler Maher (Garner) Fall 1:27 over Marvin Pridgen (Cape Fear)


285 - Tyler Maher (Garner) Double OT 5-3 over Devon Riles (71st)

Regionals Champion Tyler Maher 35-0

Tyler will be at the State Meet in Greensboro, Friday, February 25 and Saturday, February 26th.

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Garner claims conference tournament for fourth consecutive season


For the third time this season, and the 12th consecutive time, Garner defeated Southeast Raleigh 66-56 to claim their fourth straight Greater Neuse River Conference Tournament championship.

Southeast Raleigh (17-9) began the game by finding their hot hand - Sameer Daniels who scored his teams first eight points and finished with 19 of his game high 24 points in the first half, 11 of those points came in the opening quarter. However, Garner managed to steal a 19-17 lead away from the Bulldogs after the first eight minutes of basketball.

Both teams had trouble keeping their hands off each other as 26 combined fouls were called in the first half and the two teams shot a total of 31 free throws in the first half. Southeast did a better job at the line in the first half and managed to grab a 33-32 lead at the break. Keeping the Trojans in the game was Donald Johnson who scored 11 points in the opening half. Gavin Wilson also chipped in 10 points in the first.

Garner (24-0) came out in the second half with a renewed intensity on the boards. After being out rebounded in the first half, Garner turned the table in the third quarter and managed to take lead thanks to six third quarter points from Johnson.

With four second left in the quarter, the Trojans trapped Tristan Walker between the rings but he threw up a prayer from 25-feet away and his prayer was answered as the Bulldogs took a 46-45 lead going to the final period.

With his team trailing by one, Wilson put his team on his back and carried them down the stretch scoring seven of his 19 points in the final eight minutes. However, the Bulldogs didn't go away as they stayed around until the final two minutes.

Garner has struggled at times from the line this year, but when it counted on Friday night, the Trojans were right on from the stripe as Garner's final 12 points came from the line as they pulled away over the final 90 seconds to secure the conference tournament championship for the fourth consecutive season.

The Trojans will now enter the state playoffs which will begin Monday night. Garner will be at HOME on Monday night at 7:00 as they play host to E.E. Smith the number four seed from the Mid-South conference.

Garner dominates Knightdale, again


During the first 23 games of the season, the Garner Trojans have won games in many different ways, on Thursday night, they went back to typical Garner basketball, out rebound and run past the opponent. Garner did both very effectively on Thursday as they blasted Knightdale 67-48 to advance to Friday and the championship game of the Greater Neuse River Conference Tournament .

The opening quarter was not exactly thrilling offensively as the two teams combined for 10 points, the Trojans outscoring the Knights 6-4.

However, both teams picked up the pace in the second quarter as Garner (23-0) found their stride and used five second quarter points by Emanuel McClain to take a 22-19 lead at halftime. Knightdale (14-12) got seven points from Jalen Jones in the first half to remain in the game.

As the second half began, it was clear that it was a different Trojan squad. After not scoring a single point in the first half, Dominique Reed found his shot scoring eight of his 14 points in the third quarter, meanwhile, Reed, Cameron Redd and Deion Dorsey went to work on the boards helping Garner take a 13-point, 43-30 lead to the final quarter.

Knightdale tried to make a run in the final quarter and managed to cut into the Garner lead. Then, with 2:48 left in the game, the Knights called a timeout, trailing 55-39. That was a lead the Trojans would not give up as over the final 2:48, Garner outscored the Knights 22-11 as they cruised past Knightdale 67-48.

Garner will be back at home tomorrow night at 7:30 when they host Southeast Raleigh who beat Clayton 67-65 in the other semi-final. The girls championship game between Clayton and Southeast Raleigh will also be held at Garner beginning at 6:00.

Season ends for Lady Trojans

After demolishing East Wake on Monday night, Coach Mays and the lady Trojans returned to the hardwood as they took on the Clayton Comets at Southeast Raleigh High School.

Clayton had already defeated Garner twice, but in the first half, the Lady Trojans hung tough and only trailed by nine, 33-24 at halftime.

However, in the second half, the Lady Comets came roaring back and showed their depth as they defeated Garner 58-44.

Coach Mays and the Lady Trojans complete their 2010-2011 season and they should be proud of the effort that gave this season!

Jeanne Hulmes, VP Banking Center Manager

Track has great showing at State Championship

Congratulations to Daryl Saunders and Francheska KeKe for their efforts in the State Winter Track Meet this past weekend.

Saunders finished second in a tightly contested Mens High Jump with a height of six feet six inches.

KeKe finished ninth overall in the Women's Shot put.

Congratulations to both of these athletes on an outstanding Winter Track season!

Dr. Andrew Cook & Dr. Darren Hilburn

Garner holds off late Harnett Central to advance to semi-finals


Garner and Harnett Central met for the second time in five days on Tuesday night at Garner's Trojan Coliseum. After Garner built a big lead, they have to survive a fourth quarter charge by Harnett Central to hold on 78-71 to advance to the semi-finals of the Greater Neuse River Conference Tournament.

Garner (22-0) led by five (17-12) after the opening eight minutes of play, but they saw that lead balloon to 42-27 at the break thanks to the outstanding first half play of Donald Johnson who scored 10 of his 14 points in the first half. Also, Gavin Wilson contributed eight in the opening sixteen minutes while Dominique Reed scored six in the first.

Harnett Central (6-16) used a big first half by standout senior, Brian Taylor, who scored 14 first points in the first half to keep the Trojans in the game. However, Taylor didn't have much help in the score book as the next closest first half scorer for Central was four points from Ruben Malone, which allowed the home standing Trojans to take a 14 point lead to the locker room.

In the second half, Garner used a huge third quarter to take a 23 point lead as Deion Dorsey scored four of his career high 11 points to help lead the charge for Garner. The Trojans made a switch at halftime as they put Emmanuel McClain on Taylor, which limited what he was able to do on offense. Garner led 63-40 going to the final eight minutes.

Leading by double digits, Garner coach Eddie Gray put in his reserves - which allowed Harnett Central to slowly climb back into the contest. Central hit shot after shot to close the lead to single digits with just over two minutes to play. However, Garner hit their free throws down the stretch and held on for the seven point, 78-71 win.

Garner will be back at home on Thursday night in the semi-finals of the Greater Neuse River Conference Tournament as they take on the Knightdale Knights who defeated West Johnston 65-58 on Tuesday. The Garner/Knightdale will tip at 7:30.

Prior to the game, Clayton will face Southeast Raleigh in the other boys semi-final, that will also be at Garner and will begin at 6:00.

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Baseball Rosters Announced

Brett Bailey
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Will Norris
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Danny Shortt
Brandon Tant
Connor Torruella
Brett Walters
Robert Doak
Garrett Hamilton
Matt Hawley
Alec Hulmes
Scott McCreery
Aquail Sanders
CJ Schmitt
Taylor Stephens
Jake Faucette

Carrington Austin
Jake Ellington
Anthony Gallovotti
Vince Jeffries
Michael Lamb
Trever Lee
Austin Walker
Levin Woodall
Skylar Strickland
Brighton Hudson
Caleb Norris
Brayden Simms
Greg Stewart
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Ian Monahan
Matt Young
Jonathan Rodriguez
Saylon Kieft
Chance Corbin
Jonathan Sierra
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Lady Trojans upset Warriors advance to Semi-finals

It has been an up and down season for Coach Mays and the Lady Trojans, but on Monday night, Garner claimed their biggest victory of the season, as they defeated East Wake 53-51 to advance to the semi-finals of the conference tournament.

Garner, who entered as the number seven seed, played at Clayton against the three seed, the East Wake Warriors. The Lady Trojans faced off with the Warriors for the third time in a week. The two meetings last week were back and fourth games, but East Wake pulled away in the final period for a pair of victories.

However, on Monday Garner put everything together in a two-point win. Despite the close final score, the Lady Trojans built a lead that grew to as many as 15 during the game, and held on down the stretch to win 53-51.

With the victory the Lady Trojans keep their dream of making the state playoffs alive (Garner has to win the tournament to qualify).

Garner will return to action on Wednesday night when they will take on the Comets who defeated West Johnston on Monday night 58-44. Garner and Clayton will tip at 6:00 on Wednesday night at Southeast Raleigh High School.

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Trojans blast Harnett Central to finish season perfect


In the history of Garner High School, no boys basketball team had finished the regular season undefeated - Friday night, history changed as Garner bombarded Harnett Central 87-62 to finish the regular season with a perfect record.

Garner (21-0, 14-0) started fast as Emmanuel McClain hit a three on the opening possession to start the game. However, Harnett Central did not go quietly as they put up a big time fight. Brian Taylor was the spark plug for the Central engine as he scored six of his game high 25 in the first quarter, and after one, Garner had a 21-15 lead.

The game continued to remain tight in the second quarter as Garner played very sloppy while Harnett Central (6-15, 2-12) used big second quarters from Taylor Malcolm Graves. But, midway through the period, Donald Johnson caught fire, the Garner senior scored 11 of his 22 points in the second. Also, Dominique Reed chipped in 11 first half points to give the visiting Trojans a 46-33 lead at the break.

Garner began to show its depth in the second half as both teams got into foul trouble. But, it was a new hero as Gavin Wilson scored just two points in the first half, but in the third quarter he exploded for six points to finish with 13 on the night. That gave the Trojans a 60-42 lead heading to the final eight minutes.

In that final period, Garner had a very balanced effort, but the exclamation point of the win came with about two minutes left in the game when Larry Richardson made a steal at mid-court and jammed with the right hand and drew a foul to put the game away. Garner was able to get everyone the roster some playing time as the defeated Harnett Central 87-62, to cap a perfect season.

Garner will be back in action on Tuesday night at 7:30 when they return home and host Harnett Central in the first round of the Greater Neuse River Conference tournament.

Varsity Girls fall to Harnett Central

The Lady Trojans kept the game close for the entire game, but in the end Harnett Central was too much on Senior night as they defeated Garner 47-38.

Garner is back in action on Monday night when they travel to Clayton to take on either Clayton or East Wake.

JV Boys blast Harnett Central to win Conference

Earlier in the season, Harnett Central defeated Garner by a wide margin, on Friday night the Trojans returned the favor with a 85-47 win to win the conference championship for the third year in a row. Congrats to Coach Bloms and the JV Trojans on a great season!

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Spring Sports Practice Information

Date Day Sport Site Time
Feb. 14
Mon.JV/V Softball Trojan Field 2:30 - 4:30
Feb. 14
Mon.JV/V Baseball
Trojan Park 2:45 - 5:15
Feb. 15Tue.Boys/Girls Track
Field house/Trojan Stadium
3:00 - 4:30
Feb. 14Mon.JV/V Soccer
Practice Field
3:00 - 5:00
Feb. 14
Mon.LacrossePractice Field
3:00 - 5:00
Feb. 14
Mon.Men's Golf
River Ridge CC
3:00 - 5:00
Feb. 14
Mon.Men's Tennis
Tennis Courts
3:00 - 5:00

You MUST have a current physical on file with Coach Guerrero. If you have questions, contact the Garner athletic department at 919-662-2415

Wrestling fall in exhibitions

Garner 21
Athens Drive 48

103 Justin moody (Athens Drive) Decision 10-5 over Dylan Harden (Garner)
112 Shane Goodchild (Athens Drive) win by forfeit
119 Matthew Peterson (Athens Drive) Fall :17 over James Box (Garner)
125 Isaiah Cain (Garner) Fall 4:52 over Mariano Gomez (Athens Drive)
130 Drew Ginitis (Athens Drive) Decision 6-5 over Anthony Chiles (Garner)
135 Marchus Carter (Garner) Decision 9-6 over Mahammed Samour (Athens Drive)
140 Kevin Chou (Athens Drive) Fall 1:43 over Emon Kizer (Garner)
145 Duc Doan (Athens Drive) Fall 4:32 over Davon Johnson (Garner)
152 Deshawn Utley (Athens Drive) Decision 14-5 over Luke Uhlik (Garner)
160 Ashton Rodgers (Athens Drive) Tech Fall 27-12 over Anthony Finochio (Garner)
171 Tyler Warren (Athens Drive) Fall 2:53 over Benny Francis Sousman (Garner)
189 Jacob Ennis (Garner) win by forfeit
215 Myles Quimbly (Athens Drive) Decision 4-3 over Vincent Mollo (Garner)
285 Tyler Maher (Garner) win by forfeit

Garner 37
Leesville 42

103 Chris Kimmerly (Leesville) Fall 2:48 over Dylan Harden (Garner)
112 John Jones (Leesville) win by forfeit
119 Preston Sherriff (Leesville) Fall 1:35 over James Box (Garner)
125 Isaiah Cain (Garner) Decision 4-2 over Matt Cesan (Leesville)
130 Anthony Chiles (Garner) Fall 1:06 over John Bjerke (Leesville)
135 Marchus Carter (Garner) win by forfeit
140 Emon Kizer (Garner) Major Decision 16-8 over Nick Maoini (Leesville)
145 Zach Cates (Leesville) Fall 1:26 over Davon Johnson (Garner)
152 Bobby Griffin (Leesville) Fall 1:59 over Luke Uhlik (Garner)
160 Anthony Finochio (Garner) win by forfeit
171 Benny Francis Sousman (Garner) Fall 1:48 over Casey Burns (Leesville)
189 Jackson Tucker (Leesville) Fall 1:19 over Jacob Ennis (Garner)
215 Vincenet Mollo (Garner) Fall :40
285 James Morris (Leesville) win by forfeit

Garner will be at West Johnston next Friday and Saturday for Regionals.

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Garner stay perfect with senior night thrashing of East Wake


Seven seniors suited up for the final time in the regular season at Trojan Coliseum, and everything went according plan for the Garner Trojans as they blasted East Wake for the second night in a row 75-49.

Garner (20-0, 13-0) began the game on fire as Donald Johnson scored nine of his 13 points in the first quarter along with Nicholas Wyrick who scored four points in his first start of the season, as the Trojans took a 20-8 lead after the opening eight minutes.

East Wake (6-15, 3-10) had no answer for the Trojans in the paint on Tuesday night as Dominique Reed scored all 11 of his first half points in the second quarter meanwhile Emmanuel McClain added seven first half points to give Garner a commanding 38-21 lead at the break.

The second half was more of the same as the Warriors couldn't keep up the speed of the Trojans as the men of Troy took a 58-35 lead after three and cruised to a 75-49 win.

For the second night in a row, Garner placed several figures in double-figures. Tuesday, four Trojans scored in double digits as the Trojans keep their perfect record in tact.

Garner will close the regular season on Friday night when they travel to Harnett Central for a 7:30 tip off.

Varsity Girls Fall to East Wake

The Lady Trojans played East Wake tight the most of the game, but in the end, the Lady Warriors found a way to win as they edged Garner 45-38.

Garner stayed in the game for the entire first half playing East Wake to a 10-10 tie after the first and a halftime, the two teams were knotted at 19.

In the second half, East Wake began to pull away and Garner just couldn't complete the upset as the Warriors swept the season series with Garner.

The Lady Trojans cap the regular season on Friday night when they travel to Harnett Central for a 6:00 tip.

JV Boys Down East Wake

Coach Bloms and the JV Trojans hit a bucket at the buzzer to defeat East Wake 79-77. The win moves the Trojans to 18-3 overall and 11-2 inside the conference.

Leading the Trojans were:

Demarcus Sanford: 24 pts, 8 assts, 8 rebs
Rashaun Shaw: 15 pts, 9 rebs, 3 assts
Luke Thompson: 10 pts, 5 rebs
Sammie Saunders: 10 pts
Myles Crawford: 8 pts - Hit a 3 with 1 second left on the clock to put us up 2 and win the game.

Garner will have a chance to win the conference outright on Friday night against Harnett Central. That game will be at home beginning at 6:00

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Great showing for Wresting at Conference Meet

Garner took third place in the conference on Saturday at West Johnston. The Trojans had three Champions, one Second Place, two third Place and two Fourth Place.

130 - Anthony Chiles
215 - Vincent Mollo
285 - Tyler Maher - also received Wrestler of the Year of the Greater Neuse River AAAA Conference and Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament

2nd Place:
135 - Marchus Carter

3rd Place:
103 - Dylan Harden
125 - Isaiah Cain

4th Place:
145 - Emon Kizer
160 - Anthony Finochio

Here are the results for the day:

First Round:
103 - Dylan Harden (Garner) Fall 1:18 over Brigan Whitley (East Wake)
112 - Frankie Jimenz (West Johnston) Fall :45 over James Box (Garner)
125 - Isaiah Cain (Garner) Fall 1:05 over Cody Long (Smithfield Selma)
130 - Anthony Chiles (Garner) Bye
135 - Marchus Carter (Garner) Bye
140 - Emon Kizer (Garner) Fall 1:59 over Mario Calderini (Smithfield Selma)
145 - Mike Murray (Harnett Central) Fall 3:41 over Davon Johnson (Garner)
152 - Nate Boudeux (West Johnston) Fall 1:17 over Luke Uhlik (Garner)
160 - Lamar Dulin (Knightdale) Decision 10-8 over Anthony Finochio (Garner)
171 - Mitchell Morgan (East Wake) Tech Fall 16-1 over William Hall (Garner)
189 - Zach Lychalk (West Johnson) Fall 1:17 over Jacob Ennis (Garner)
215 - Vincent Mollo (Garner) Bye
285 - Tyler Maher (Garner) Fall :45 over Josh Mack (Southeast Raleigh)

Quarter Finals:
125 - Richie Burford (West Johnston) Fall 1:43 over Isaiah Cain (Garner)
130 - Anthony Chiles (Garner) Fall 3:39 over Aaron Mitchell (Knightdale)
135 - Marchus Carter (Garner) Fall 1:36 over Devin Markland (East Wake)
140 - Johnny Stover (West Johnston) Fall 2:45 over Emon Kizer (Garner)
215 - Vincent Mollo (Garner) Fall 1:59 over Zach Rhodes (Smithfield Selma)
285 - Tyler Maher (Garner) Fall 1:57 over Eric Upchurch (Harnett Central)

Quarter finals Consolation:
112 - James Box (Garner) Fall 3:10 over Sam Binns (Clayton)
145 - Jake Baudoex (West Johnston) Decision 11-0 over Davon Johnson (Garner)
152 - Ian McAlister (Harnett Central) Fall 1:52 over Luke Uhlik (Garner)
160 - Anthony Finochio (Garner) Bye
171 - William Hall (Garner) Fall 4:25 over Cameron Wiley (Knightdale)
189 - Orlando Samuel Ortiz (Knightdale) Decision 7-6 over Jacob Ennis (Garner)

Semi-Final Consolation:
103 - Dylan Harden (Garner) Bye
125 - Isaiah Cain (Garner) Fall 1:38 over Trevor Wiggins (Harnett Central)
145 - Emon Kizer (Garner) Fall 2:09 over Tyler Jones (Knightdale)
160 - Anthony Finochio (Garner) Fall 3:05 over Jesus Macias (Smithfield Selma)
171 - Christian Novak (Clayton) Decision 10-2 over William Hall (Garner)

Final Consolation:
103 - Dylan Harden (Garner) Decision 7-6 over Jaha Cruz (Knightdale)
125 - Isaiah Cain (Garner) Decision 9-7 over Jhavonte Orr (Clayton)
145 - Daniel Killette (East Wake) Decison 14-7 over Emon Kizer (Garner)
160 - Aaron Roper (West Johnston) Decision 13-11 over Anthony Finochio (Garner)

130 - Anthony Chiles (Garner) Tech Fall 16-1 over Grant Walker (West Johnston)
135 - Phillip Rawls (West Johnston) Tech Fall 15-0 over Marchus Carter (Garner)
215 - Vincent Mollo (Garner) Fall 4:58 over Tim Coston (Knightdale)
285 - Tyler Maher (Garner) Fall 5:31 over Storm Stevens (West Johnston)

Garner will be back in action on Wednesday night at Leesville High School. The Trojans will have two matches, one with Leesville and one with Athens Drive.

Then, the regionals at West Johnston on Friday, February 18th and Saturday, February 19th.

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Balanced effort keeps Trojans perfect


Garner put a season high six players in double figures as the Trojans picked up their 19th win of the season with a 91-71 thrashing of East Wake on Monday night.

East Wake (6-14, 3-9) began the game on fire as they used several back door cuts and took advantage of the Trojan defense to build an early five point lead which prompted head coach, Eddie Gray to call a timeout. Following the stoppage in play, Garner cruised to a 20-15 lead after one. Emmanuel McClain paced the Trojans in the opening quarter with 10 points including a pair of three pointers.

In the second stanza, Garner (19-0, 12-0) got a ton of offense from Donald Johnson who after going scoreless in the opening period scored 11 of his 16 points in the second quarter. Meanwhile, Dominique Reed scored eight of his 10 points in the opening half to give the Trojans a 48-30 lead heading into the locker room.

Gavin Wilson came out for the second half as a man on a mission, as he scored his teams first eight points in the second half and really put the game away. East Wake had no answer for the Trojans as they dominated the third quarter as they took a 73-45 lead to the fourth and final quarter.

The final quarter saw a lot of playing time for the non-starters but there was never a let down as the Trojans continued to force the issue as they pulled away for the 91-71 win over the Warriors.

Garner and East Wake will face off once again tomorrow night at Trojan Coliseum at 7:30. Before the game, the seniors will be honored.

East Wake: Chris Pernell 16 points, Justin Vaughn 16 points, Michael Harris 12 points, Da'Quan Wooten 7 points, Tevin Brown 6 points, Jonathan Waszak 6 points, Robert Tomes 3 points, Ian Hasbrouck 2 points, Shonteay Lovell 2 points.

GARNER: Gavin Wilson 16 points, Donald Johnson 14 points, Emmanuel McClain 13 points, Cameron Redd 12 points, Dominique Reed 10 points, Josh McClain 10 points, Deion Dorsey 5 points, Larry Richardson 4 points, Cliff Holt 3 points, Daryl Saunders 2 points, Max Khuns 1 point, Anthony Tucker 1 point.

Varsity Girls fall to East Wake

East Wake had a very poor shooting night, unfortunately, so did Garner. The Lady Trojans just couldn't get over the hump as the Lady Warriors showed why they are the number two team in the Greater Neuse River, as they pulled away for a 66-34 win over Garner.

The Lady Trojans return to action tomorrow night at 6:00 when they play host to East Wake. Following the game, the seniors will be honored by the athletic department.

JV Boys pick up win over Warriors

The JV Boys picked up another Greater Neuse River win last night as they defeated East Wake 80-76 on Monday night.

Leading the way for the Trojans were:

Demarcus Sanford: 26 pts
Rashaun Shaw: 16 pts
Myles Crawford: 11 pts
Luke Thompson: 10 pts

The Trojans now sit at 17-3 overall and 10-2 inside league play. Garner is on the road Tuesday night when they travel to East Wake for a 7:30 tip.

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Garner dominates Bulldogs to clinch top spot


Donald Johnson and Gavin Wilson scored 23 points apiece as the Garner Trojans blasted the Southeast Raleigh Bulldogs 87-47 on Friday night at Trojan Coliseum to clinch the number one seed, from the Greater Neuse River in the state playoffs.

Southeast Raleigh (13-8, 6-5) managed to hang with the Trojans in the opening eight minutes as Tyler Griffis and Donyea Johnson kept the Bulldogs around, but Johnson scored six points in the first to give the Trojans a 17-14 lead after one.

Garner (18-0, 11-0) dominated the low post tonight as they outscored the Bulldogs 46-18 in the paint as they began to pull away in the second quarter. Cameron Redd scored eight of his 10 points in the second quarter (all of them coming in the paint). Combine the post play of Redd and the outside shooting of Wilson and Johnson and Garner built a 39-27 halftime lead.

Very quietly in the third quarter, the lead continued to grow as nothing seemed to go right for the Bulldogs meanwhile, Johnson scored eight of his 23 points in the third quarter to help the Trojans to a 29 point, 66-35 lead after three.

In the final period, Garner continued to pour it on as Wilson took control of the game with nine of his 23 in the last stanza. The Trojans also got great guard play from both Emanuel McClain and his brother Josh McClain who had 11 and eight points, respectively. Deion Dorsey also tied a career high with nine points as Garner defeated the Bulldogs 87-47.

With the win, the Trojans clinch at least a share of the Greater Neuse River Conference, for the third time is as many years. The last time Garner won three consecutive conference championships was the 1996-98 seasons.

Garner will be back in action on Monday when they travel to East Wake at 7:30.

Varsity Girls fall to Bulldogs in second half

The Lady Trojans managed to play with Southeast Raleigh for the first half as they were down by only 10 points at halftime. However, in the third quarter, Southeast Raleigh came out possessed and dominated inside defeating Garner 64-30.

Garner is back in action on Monday when they travel to East Wake for a 6:00 tip off.

JV Girls fall to Southeast Raleigh

Coach Ellerbee and the JV Lady Trojans held their own against Southeast Raleigh on the road Friday night, but the Bulldogs were just too much as Southeast pulled away in the second half to win 48-26.

Garner is back home on Monday at 6:00 when they take on East Wake.

JV Boys defeat Bulldogs

Coach Bloms as his JV Trojans found a way to win Friday night and sweep the season series with Southeast 56-43. In a hard fought game, it was Demarcus Sanford leading the way for the Trojans with 18 points, six assists and four steals. Sammie Saunders also chipped in with 11 points.

The JV Trojans return home on Monday against East Wake at 7:30.

Trojan Sports Network Returns to Tookie's TONIGHT!

Once again tonight, the Trojan Sports Network will be at Tookie's Grill TONIGHT at 6:30 for the This Week in Trojan Athletics Show!

The show will feature a in depth look at what's going on in Trojan Sports and have some other surprises for you.

We hope you'll make plans to attend the show tonight at 6:30, but if you can't make it, you can listen LIVE by CLICKING HERE!!

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Trojans remain perfect after blasting Spartans


For the second night in a row, Garner placed multiple players in double figures as they built a 14 point halftime lead and never looked back as they remained undefeated with a 78-61 road win over Smithfield-Selma.

Garner (17-0, 10-0) used a big first quarter from Gavin Wilson who scored eight of his career high 27 points in the first quarter while the Spartans had no answer for the uptempo style the Trojans ran as after the first eight minutes, Garner had a 21-9 lead.

Smithfield-Selma (6-13, 2-8) managed to make a run in the second quarter as they attempted to climb back in the game with a 13-3 run over the second stanza, but still trailed on the scoreboard. The only thing that kept the Spartans around was the three point line, SSS hit four three pointers in the first half. However, the Spartans were still down at the break 43-29.

In the second half, Garner emptied the bench as every player saw the floor - for the second night in a row. The Trojans pounded the ball inside to Dominique Reed who scored 13 points and Cameron Redd added nine for the Trojans as they took a 55-40 lead to the final quarter.

After scoring just two third quarter points, Wilson poured in 11 points in the final eight minutes, to finish with a career high of 27 points. His previous career high was 23, which was set on December 10 at West Johnston.

Garner pulled away down the stretch to take home their 17th win of the season with a 78-61 victory. The men of Troy will be back in action on Friday night when they host Southeast Raleigh with tip off slated for 7:30.

Varsity Girls pick up win over Spartans

Everything went right for Coach Mays and the Lady Trojans on Tuesday night as they snapped a losing skid with a 56-34 win over Smithfield-Selma. The win, gives Garner a season sweep over Smithfield-Selma.

The Lady Trojans will look to score some revenge on Southeast Raleigh when they host the Lady Bulldogs on Friday night at 6:00.