Feb 20

Trojans survive first round to advance in NCHSSA

Demetric Horton snags the biggest rebound of his Trojan career on Riverside missed free throw with 1.3 seconds left in Garner 80-78 win in their NCHSAA opener. The Pirates shoot a blistering 68% to threaten the Trojans (26-2) on their home floor where they entered 12-0 this season. KD Burt leads Garner with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Senior captain Alex Reed and Horton 18 points each. Garner uses 25-18 rebound margin to limit second chances but the hot shooting Pirates didn’t need many, including a stellar 6-9 from the arc for the upset bid. The Pirates tie it at 68-68 with 3:40 left before Reed and Trayvon Ferrell drive for two each and 72-68 Garner lead. After a Pirate 3, Corey Marrow dishes to Burt to increase the lead to 74-71 at 1:11 left. Horton BIG 3 from the corner is matched yet again by Riverside to make it 77-74 with 50 seconds to go. Reed FT and a big time fast break slam by Burt give the good guys a margin they need after a terrible foul call on Ferrell on Horton’s clutch block just 1.3 left. The Pirates make just one of three FTs before Horton snags the clinching rebound and send the GNRC Champions to the second round.  The 3-seed Garner will host Broughton Thursday night 7PM. Caps upset Hillside 44-42.

Highlights of the Trojans exciting NCHSAA opening win from Chris Lehman and the Trojan Sports Network

RIV 15 20 25 18 78
GAR 21 22 19 18 80

Points: KD.Burt 26, Demetric Horton 18, Alex Reed 18, Trayvon Ferrell 7, Omari Harris 4, Donovan Evans 3, Marque Maultsby 2pts/8 assists, Ian Johnson 2

Trojan Sports Network NCHSAA call in the first round win

Terrific photos of the Trojans NCHSAA win from The Official Photographer of the Trojans www.kenhallphotography.com

Feb 19

Trojans open NCHSAA 4A Tournament play Tuesday

The 3rd seeded GNRC Champion Trojans open 2017 NCHSAA 4A Tournament play at home Tuesday, Feb. 21st  vs Durham Riverside at S.Garner 7PM

click for NCHSAA complete bracket

Feb 18

Trojans sweep their scrimmages at Terry Sanford

Garrett Capaforte pitches four scoreless innings and Nolan McLean two RBI leads Garner past Triton 5-0 in their 2017 scrimmage opener at Terry Sanford High School. South Carolina commit Xavier Bussey RBI double and hustles home on wild pitch. Noah Kieft RBI scoring Noah Giroux and Tyler Gillespy scores twice for the Trojans. McLean records single and double for his RBI knocks. Chris Roddenberry closes out the win.

Dylan Wheeler & Nolan McLean score on wild pitches in the 7th for 2-0 Garner scrimmage win over Wilmington Ashley. Brett Banks pitches two scoreless innings starting game two, Dillon Mull relieves with two of his own. Eric Rodriguez records an inning and Wheeler finishes off to get the win in Garner’s last at bat for the 2-0 day.

Feb 16

Garner captures the 2017 GNRC Championship

Top-seed Garner takes care of business with their 79-50 thrashing of Knightdale to win the 2017 GNRC Tournament Championship at Campbell. The Trojans head into the NCHSAA 4A Playoffs with 25-2 record and unblemished 17-0 vs conference foes. Coach Eddie Gray wins his 17th conference title and 60th consecutive win over conference opponents. Alex Reed completes his GNRC career with 23 points and KD Burt posts his 12th double-double of the season with 20 points, 13 rebounds. Trayvon Ferrell tallies 13 & Demetric Horton hits four big 3’s for his 12 points. Marque Maultsby stirs the Trojan offense again with 9 big assists to go with his 6 points. Garner bolts to an insurmountable lead with another huge 3rd period, their trademark this season, out-scoring the 3rd seed Knights 27-12 and follow it with 20-11 final period to put the Championship away. The fierce Trojan press causes 15 second half turnovers from Knightdale and pressure on the boards results in 29-21 rebound margin. Garner out-shoots the Knights 56%-48% for the game after Knightdale held a shooting and rebound margin at the break. Horton’s work from the arc kept Garner up with a lead they did not trail after halftime. Coach Gray enjoys his career win #507. The Champs await their opponent for the NCHSAA opener Feb. 21st, to be announced this weekend.

GNRC Tournament Championship

GAR 26 6 27 20 79
KNI 17 10 12 11 50

Points: Alex Reed 23, KD Burt 20pts/13 rebounds, Trayvon Ferrell 13, Demetric Horton 12, Marque Maultsby 6pts/9 assists, Keion White 4, Mehki Townes 1

2017 Greater Neuse River Conference Champions 17-0 (25-2)

GNRC Championship archived webcast from the Trojan Sports Network

NOTES: Trojans win their 60th straight win over GNRC opponents; Coach Eddie Gray 507-198, his 17th conference title in 27th season; KD Burt moves into 17th all-time in Garner history, passing DaMetrius Upchurch (’09) with 779 career points; Senior Alex Reed extends his record 110 varsity games played, sits 7th all-time on the scoring list; 5 consecutive games +25 point margin, school record (1/24-2/4/2014 previous mark); 29-point win despite season low 6 point 2nd period; 1136 days since Garner lost to a conference opponent

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Feb 16

2017 Lady Trojan soccer teams announced

Head Coach Jennifer Proper Enyeart (Garner class of 2003)  announces her 2017 Lady Trojan soccer squads:

Feb 14

Garner advances to GNRC title game

Top-seed Garner easily handles the 5-seed Clayton 99-69 to advance to the Tournament title game at Campbell University Thursday night 8PM. Coach Eddie Gray’s Trojans (24-2) claim their 59th straight matchup vs conference opponent and 16th of this season, with 68% shooting and holding the Comets to 36% with 14 turnovers. Bolting to 48-29 halftime lead allows the whole roster to play at least 5 minutes each. Alex Reed 16 points in career game 109 leads the balanced attack. Trayvon Ferrell scores 12 & Omari Harris 10 & KD Burt 10 points 8 rebounds for the regular season champs who will play Knightdale, 62-51 winners over Rolesville. Marque Maultsby adds 8 assists with his 7 points.

Highlights of the Trojans semifinal win over Clayton from Chris Lehman and the Trojan Sports Network

Conference Tournament

CLA 15 14 19 21 69
GAR 25 23 24 27 99

Points: Alex Reed 16, Trayvon Ferrell 12, Omari Harris 10, KD Burt 10, Demetric Horton 9, Keion White 8, Corey Marrow 8, Marque Maultsby 7, Mehki Townes 7, Donovan Evans 4, Milan Harrison 4, Wellington Guzman 2, Ian Johnson 2.

Trojan Sports Network archive broadcast of Trojan’s GNRC Tourney semifinal win

 

 

Feb 14

2017 Trojan Baseball rosters announced

Coach Derick Goffena’s 2017 Trojans
Seniors – Gallogly, Giroux, Guzman, Rodriguez, R. Wheeler
Juniors – Bussey, Carawan, Chamra, Davis, Gillespy, Kieft, Mull, C. Roddenberry, Stephens, Wilkins
Sophomores – Banks, A. Bloom, Brittain, Capaforte, J. Carawan, Edwards, Parker, Ward, D. Wheeler
Freshmen – C. Bloom, Brown, Grimmett, Hamling, Lee, McLean, Morrera, Mitchell, Norris, Z. Roddenberry

Feb 13

Trojans blast WJohnston again, advance to GNRC Tourney semifinal

The top-seed Trojans make short work of #8-seed W.Johnston 85-46 in senior Alex Reed’s school record 108th varsity game. Reed surpasses Julius Barnes 2015 total, as the only two players in Garner history to log +100 games at the varsity level. KD Burt explodes for 22 points in just 15 minutes of action as Coach Eddie Gray uses the whole bench. Omari Harris 12 points (6-6 from the field) and Reed scores 8 with 6 rebounds. Burt matches the 6 rebound total to lead 12 players with at least a point/assist or rebound. Garner (23-2) forces 24 Wildcat turnovers and destroy the bottom seed 33-14 on the boards in their 58th consecutive win over conference opponent. They advance to Tuesday night semifinal vs Clayton, 84-83 2OT winners over SE Raleigh. The other semifinal will feature Rolesville vs Knightdale. The Rams blast E.Wake 74-54 & Knightdale 62-57 over Harnett. They will play the 7:30PM game at S.Garner

Highlights of the Trojans GNRC Tourney win from Chris Lehman and the Trojan Sports Network

Greater Neuse Conference Tournament

WJO 12 13 16 3 44
GAR 27 22 29 7 85

Points: KD Burt 22, Omari Harris 12, Milan Harrison 9, Marque Maultsby 8, Alex Reed 8, Demetric Horton 7, Trayvon Ferrell 6, Mehki Townes 6, Keion White 4, Donovan Evans 3.

Trojan Sports Network archive broadcast of Trojan’s GNRC Tourney win

NOTES: Garner defeats W.Johnston for the 18th straight time and 3rd straight GNRC Tournament opener; Reed’s 108th varsity game tops Julius Barnes 107 total from the 2015 State Championship season. Coach Eddie Gray career record 504-198 & improves to 11-0 at S.Garner.

 

Feb 11

Trojan track finishes 3rd in the NCHSAA 4A Indoor State Championship

Trojan track records 3rd place in the team standings at the NCHSAA 4A Indoor Championship at JDL FastTrack in Winston-Salem. Outstanding performances: 

  • High Jump: Randolph Ross 2nd 6-04
  • M 4X200: 2nd Rondell Terry, Hashim Lundy, Randolph Ross , Ralph Vieux 1:32.01
  • M 4X400: 4th Ralph Vieux, Jacobi Asar-Sallah, Randolph Ross , Rondell Terry 3:29.58
  • 55m hurdles 5th Ralph Vieux  7.75
  • 55m dash 4th Rondell Terry, 6.57
  • F 4X200: 9th Cindy Onokalah, Chardonei Sutton, Andrea Robinson, Jonah Ross 
  • 1000m:  Jacobi Asor-Sallah 2:43.07
  • 300m: 8th Jonah Ross 40.49
  • Long jump Chardonei Sutton 15-08.00

4X400 relay: Vieux, Asar-Sallah, Ross, & Terry

4X200 relay: Rondell Terry, Hashim Lundy, Randolph Ross & Ralph Vieux

Rondell Terry

4X200: Cindy Onokalah, Chardonei Sutton, Andrea Robinson, Jonah Ross

Feb 11

Trojan wrestlers compete at the Mideast Regional

Austin Duncan, Kameron Bridgers, & Trameik Goode pick up wins at the Mideast Regionals at Knightdale HS:

Weight Summary
106 Champ. Round 1 – Gavin McKenorick (West Johnston) over Trameik Goode (Garner Magnet) (TF 16-0 5:20)
106 Cons. Round 1 – Trameik Goode (Garner Magnet) over Aryan Anerao (Green Hope) (Fall 1:38)
106 Cons. Round 2 – Fuad Busisou (Athens Drive) over Trameik Goode (Garner Magnet) (TF 24-9 5:00)
145 Champ. Round 1 – Blake Brewer (Wake Forest HS) over Austin Duncan (Garner Magnet) (Fall 1:16)
145 Cons. Round 1 – Austin Duncan (Garner Magnet) over Hodges Adam (Fuquay Varina) (Fall 2:20)
145 Cons. Round 2 – Jayden Jones (Clayton) over Austin Duncan (Garner Magnet) (Fall 0:57)
152 Champ. Round 1 – Hunter Wilkinson (Apex Friendship) over Kameron Bridgers (Garner Magnet) (Fall 3:33)
152 Cons. Round 1 – Kameron Bridgers (Garner Magnet) over Wyatt Johnson (Clayton) (Fall 3:40)
152 Cons. Round 2 – Jake Maroney (Holly Springs) over Kameron Bridgers (Garner Magnet) (Dec 11-5)
170 Champ. Round 1 – Tunstall Jefferson (West Johnston) over Brandon Ortega (Garner Magnet) (Fall 3:59)
170 Cons. Round 1 – Connor Voelker (Wake Forest HS) over Brandon Ortega (Garner Magnet) (Fall 3:37)

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