Feb 25

Trojans playoff run ends in NCHSAA Round 3

Garner has their NCHSAA run end with home 63-60 loss to Leesville Road. The Trojans suffer a woeful 2-18 shooting from the arc during their comeback, as they trailed almost the entire game to the Pride. Garner manages just 43% from the floor while Leesville consistent made crucial baskets to thwart any comeback, hitting 56% from the floor. The reliable Garner press causes 17 turnovers but the Trojans manage just 12 points off the turnovers. The GNRC Champions manage to hold a rebound margin off 33 misses by corralling 20 offensive rebounds of their 29 total but a mere 10 points on those putbacks. Senior captain Alex Reed finishes his final Trojan game with 17 to lead the team in his 113 and final varsity start with 11 rebounds. He recorded 12 double-doubles in his senior year.

Trojans NCHSAA loss on the Trojan Sports Network

NOTE: Alex Reed finishes his Trojan career 6th all-time with 1,374 points and 905 rebounds. The Senior Class of 2017 attained a school record 84 wins and three straight NCHSAA 3rd round appearances & 2015 4A title.

The Trojans thank Tommy Sims (’86) Family for their support of our program and the Trojan Sports Network this season

Feb 25

Trojan baseball sweeps scrimmages over Sanderson, Holly Springs

Garner bats pound out 29 hits in 23-1 drubbing of Sanderson and beat Holly Springs 9-5 lead by freshman Nolan McLean 2-run homer in the 1st. Seven Trojans record +2 hits in the opener that saw Garner jump on the Spartans for 5 in the first and apply multiple run innings throughout while quality pitching kept Sanderson off the scoreboard with just one tally. Tyler Gillespy 4-4, 3RBIs, Wellington Guzman records three hits and 4RBIs & South Carolina commit Xavier Bussey 3 hits 3RBI and two steals & Malik Stephens tallies 2 hits, 2RBIs to lead the hit barrage.

McLean blast over the 390 mark in dead center stakes Chris Roddenberry to 2-0 lead. Gillespy adds two more hits in the nightcap as does Garrett Capaforte. Noah Gallogly, Graham Wilkins record RBI with McLean having 3RBI. Garner finishes with 10 hits to back 5 Garner pitchers seeing action in the final tune-up before the March 1st opener at Athens Drive.

Feb 24

Noel Buitrago WRAL Extra Effort Award winner

Trojans GNRC Champion Noel Buitrago earns the WRAL Extra Effort Award for this week. Buitrago is the repeat 2017 200y individual medley & 100y breaststroke champion for Coach Berube 4-time Champions:

Feb 23

Trojans best Broughton in 2OT to advance in NCHSAA

The Trojans survive 89-80 in double OT over Broughton in round two of the NCHSAA 4A Tournament. Garner (27-2) hits clutch after clutch free throw in the second extra frame to wear down the upset-minded Caps. Senior captain Alex Reed leads Garner with 26 points with KD Burt adds 22, Demetric Horton 18. Marque Maultsby again stirs the Trojan offense with 10 assists and 10 points for the GNRC Champs. The Trojans shoot a crisp 62% on the night but Broughton stays in range with 10 hits from the arc including a buzzer beater to send the game to a 6th frame. Garner hits just 4-of-14 from three but Horton’s two HUGE one’s in the second extra period sends Garner to the 3rd round for the 3rd consecutive year. Burt has a big time OT with 6 of Garner’s 16 in the final OT. Garner hosts Leesville Road, 75-66 upset winners over Overhills, Saturday 7PM (confirmed) at S.Garner Gym

State Playoffs

BRO 14 14 15 18 12 7 80
GAR 18 13 14 16 12 16 89

Points: Alex Reed 26, KD Burt 22pts/8reb, Demetric Horton 18, Marque Maultsby 10pts/10 assists, Trayvon Ferrell 7, Omari Harris 4, Donovan Evans 1

NOTES: Senior Alex Reed moves into 6th all-time Garner scoring with 1,357, passing Pro player James Mays (’04); Coach Eddie Gray career win 509th career win; Win extends the Senior Class of 2017 school record with their 84th win

Trojans NCHSAA 2nd Round win on the Trojan Sports Network

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

 

 

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