Garner to Offer Sports Physicals

Sports physicals for Garner Magnet High School student athletes will be offered on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.

The cost of the physical will be $20 per student due the evening of the physical, with all proceeds returned to the athletic program at Garner Magnet High School. (If you are paying with a check please make check payable to Garner Magnet High School.)

This event is sponsored by Raleigh Orthopaedic Group, Garner Family Practice, Rex Heart, Wake Heart, and STACK Physical Therapy. It will be held at Garner Magnet High School in the Auxiliary Gym (Small Gym). To receive a physical the student athlete must arrive with a completed and signed Garner High School Athletic Participation Form.

No exceptions will be made. You may pick up one of these forms from Mr. Guerrero’s office Room 327, or in the front office at Garner Magnet High School. Please note if you have other forms that need to be filled out, ie for Middle School, Pop Warner, Boy Scouts, Camps, etc, you must bring that form with you. We are not capable of completing these following your physical.

In order to provide the physicians with an accurate attendance count you will need to make reservations with Mr. Guerrero, Athletic Trainer by Tuesday, May 29, 2012. To make your reservations, please return the enclosed form or email the enclosed information to

Once again you will need to download the Garner High School Athletic Participation Form and bring it with you on June 7.

Softball Bounces Raiders; Moves on to Round Three

Amanda Hulmes delivered a ninth inning base hit to score Amber Kirkland and send the Lady Trojans to the third round of the NCHSAA 4-A State Playoffs for the second straight year with a 2-1 victory over Richmond County.

Garner (19-2) took a one-run lead in the second when Courtney Weathersbee drove home Kirkland who had reached earlier in the inning.

That lead stood until the seventh inning when the Raiders tied the game against Lauren Marbery (W, 19-2) who kept the visiting Raiders off balance most of the night until they were able to knot the score in their final at bat before the Lady Trojans rallied to win.

Garner will return home for the third round on Friday night when they welcome Jack Britt to Trojan Field, first pitch is set for 7:00.

Track Has Great Regional Showing

Congratulations to the following track team members for the outstanding performances at Eastern Regional Track Meet on Saturday.

Domoniee Douglas finished first in the girls high jump with meet record of 5 feet 4 inches. The girls for 4x1 relay team of Jaykia Davis, Makayla Matherson, Lacherie Clarke and Sarah Schindler finished second with a school record time 48.81.

Jaykia Davis finished fourth in the girls 200 meter dash with a personal best time of 25.3 The boys 4x4 relay team of Preston Rogers, Tyler Littmann, Lance Littmann and David Hamilton placed fifth .

Great Job to all of the athletes that participated at the regional meet.

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Trojans Fall to Rose; Season Ends


Greenville Rose scored six runs in their first two at bats on Friday night and never looked back as the Rampants advanced to the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4-A Playoffs with a 9-2 win over Garner at Trojan Park on Friday night.

Rose (19-5) led by a pair of runs as they came to the plate in the second and added to their lead against Trojan right Tyler Marshburn (L, 3-5). After the first two reached for Rose, Chris Hall and Gray Dixon delivered back-to-back RBI singles and after a sacrifice fly later in the frame, Rose led 6-0.

Garner (15-10) trailed 7-0 before they scored their only two runs of the game in the fourth.With two outs, Carrington Austin and Vince Jefferies both reached ahead of Skyler Strickland who singled to bring home Austin and on a throwing error, Jefferies also scored to make it 7-2.

That would be as close as the Trojans would get as Rose scored single runs in the fifth and seventh to go up 9-2. Which proved to be more than enough for Rampant pitcher Jarrett Ozmick who worked a complete game scattering four hits allowing just two runs while walking four and striking out seven.

The Trojan Family would like to say thank you to the class of 2012 for making this such a special season.

Softball Moves On

Garner and New Hanover had a classic battle on Friday night at Trojan Field, but in the end, it was the Trojans who had the last swings and moved on in the 4-A Softball playoffs.

With the game tied at three in eighth, Amber Kirkland came to the dish and launched a home run to put the Lady Trojans ahead for good as Lauren Marbery finished off the Wildcats for the 4-3 Garner victory.

Garner will be back at home on Tuesday night in the playoffs against a opponent that is TBA.

Tennis Falls to Green Hope in Second Round

4A State Dual Teams Tournament - District Round

Garner 0
Green Hope 6

K. Patch (GH) d. D. Chavez (G) 6-0, 6-0
M. Hammond (GH) d. A. Smith (G) 6-0, 6-0
L. Rico (GH) d. E. Pierce (G) 6-0, 6-0
K. Burns (GH) d. E. Hall (G) 6-1, 6-3
M. Neighbors (GH) d. J. Webster (G) 6-1, 6-2
M. Wicklegren (GH) d. N. Stephenson (G) 6-1, 6-0

Record: (12-2, 14-7)

Congratulations to coach Walls and the Trojans on a fantastic season. 

Trojans Find a Way to Down Central


On a night where the contest was back and fourth and walks and defensive miscues by both sides populated the box score, the Garner Trojans found a way to grind out an 8-6 come from behind victory over Harnett Central to secure second place in the Greater Neuse River Conference.

Garner (15-9, 9-5) trailed 6-5 as they entered the seventh inning and fought their way back to score three runs in the frame. After a lead-off walk to Levin Woodall, he advanced to third on a throwing error and scored on a wild pitch to tie the game. The Trojans then loaded the bases ahead of Skyler Strickland who singled home a pair for the 8-6 Trojan advantage.

Harnettt Central (3-18, 3-11) had a shot to tie the game in their half of the seventh and had the tying run at first base when Vince Jefferies, robbed John Costa of what was a game-winning home run to secure the victory for Brighton Hudson (5-0) and the Trojans.

The Trojans lead the contest 4-1 in the fifth before Harnett Central scored three in the inning to tie the game. Central then went ahead 6-5 in the sixth inning.

Garner will return home on Friday night to open the State Playoffs when they host Greenville Rose at Trojan Park. The time for first pitch has not been announced.

**The JV team fell to Harnett Central 4-1 to close their season**

Softball Secures Championship

The Varsity softball team had little trouble deposing of Harnett Central on the road Monday night to capture the Greater Neuse River Conference Championship, again.

Garner will be the number one seed when they begin the State Playoffs on Friday night at home against the Wildcats from Wilmington New Hanover. The time for first pitch has not yet been scheduled.

Trojans Cap Senior Night With Big Win


On a night where Garner honored their seven baseball seniors, the Trojans sent them off in fine fashion as the men of Troy downed Southeast Raleigh 12-2 in six innings at Trojan Park.

Garner (14-9, 9-4) scored three runs in their opening at bat thanks to a wild pitch and a two-run home run by Tyler Marshburn off Bulldog starter Colin Tangherlini (L, 0-6).

After adding a single run in the second, third and fourth, the Trojans were sitting pretty when on the other end, Garner starter, Scotty McCreery (W, 3-0), was keeping Southeast Raleigh (0-17, 0-13) off balance as he struck out a career high eight batters.

Meanwhile, Garner added three runs in the fifth on an RBI double from Aquail Sanders along with a pinch hit RBI base hit from Carrington Austin and Robert Doak grounded out to drive home the final run of the frame.

Finally, in the sixth the Trojans were able to end the game on a two-run triple from pitcher turned right fielder Trey Thompson as Garner won their Senior Night contest for the sixth straight year defeating the Bulldogs 12-2.

The Trojans will close their 2012 regular season on Monday night at 7:00 when they travel to Harnett Central. 

Softball Hammers Bulldogs

Garner's varsity softball team only had one senior and Amber Kirkland really enjoyed her Senior Night as they Lady Trojans downed Southeast Raleigh 16-0 in three innings.

The Lady Trojans scored six runs in the opening frame while in the second, Kirkland, delivered a two-run double to expand the lead to 8-0 before scoring the 10th run of the game on a wild pitch.

However, Kirkland wasn't done as she drove home two more with another double in the same inning for the 12-0 lead as Garner coasted to the 16-0 victory.

Coach Barbour and his squad will be back in action on Monday night at 7:00 when they travel to Harnett Central to close their regular season.


Soccer Smokes Southeast

Garner honored their senior class on Tuesday night at Trojan Stadium with a 7-1 smashing of Southeast Raleigh.

The Lady Trojans got a pair of goals from Taylor Cooke and Bailey Adams. While Michaela Wycoff, Micaela Kymer and Gabi Dugal all scored single goals.

Dugal also had three assists while Ashely Ford had two helpers and Kymer with one.

The Lady Trojans will close the regular season on Wednesday night at Harnett Central.

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Tennis Advances in Playoffs

4A State Dual Team Tournament - Round 1
Garner 5 Jack Britt 1 (5/1/2012)

D. Chavez (G) d. Z. Williams (JB) 6-0, 6-0
A. Smith (G) d. C. Mathias (JB) 6-2, 6-2
E. Pierce (G) d. P. Ashley (JB) 6-3, 6-2
E. Hall (G) d. C. Smith (JB) 6-0, 6-1
S. Murray (JB) d. J. Webster (G) 7-5, 6-1
N. Stephenson (G) d. H. Pribble (JB) 6-1, 6-1

Record: (14-6)

Garner will advance to the second round next Tuesday when they travel to Green Hope the champions of the Tri-9 Conference.

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Trojans Joust Knights; Remain in Second

Garner and Knightdale entered play on Tuesday night tied for second place and both teams looking to remain in the drivers seat for a home playoff spot and after a great night by both pitching staffs, the Trojan prevailed 2-0.

With the game scoreless in the fourth inning, Trojan starter Brighton Hudson (W, 5-0) worked himself into and out of trouble allowing a single and double to the first two Knightdale (12-9, 7-5) hitters which put runners and second and third with no outs. However, the Knights couldn't score as Hudson educed a line out, and a pair of ground outs to escape the inning without any damage done.

Garner (13-9, 8-4) took that momentum they gained in the top of the inning and carry it to the bottom half as they scored a pair of runs. With one man out, Jake Faucette singled to right and two hitters later, Vince Jefferies triple him home to make it 1-0. Aquail Sanders followed with a double to plate Jefferies and make it 2-0 Trojans.

The Knights had a shot in the seventh as the first two men reached against Jake Ellington. Tyler Marshburn (S, 1) then came into pitch and retired the next three men to end the ball game and give the Trojans a 2-0 victory. 

Garner returns home on Friday night at 7:00 when they welcome the Southeast Raleigh Bulldogs to Trojan Park for Senior Night. The Trojans will hand the ball to senior right-hander Scotty McCreery while the Bulldogs have yet to name their starter.

**The JV baseball team earned an 8-0 victory over Knightdale on Tuesday night to win the Greater Neuse River Conference. They travel to Harnett Central to close their season on Monday night.**

Softball Hammers Knightdale

Coming off their big victory over West Johnston on Friday night, the Lady Trojans made short work of Knightdale on Tuesday night at Trojan Field defeating the Knights 10-0 in six innings.

Garner will host Southeast Raleigh on Friday night at 7:00 as they honor their 2012 Seniors.

**The JV team defeated Knightdale 15-1 in five innings on Tuesday. They close their season on Monday at 5:00 at Harnett Central.**

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