Jul 21

Summer League rally in CCSSL Semifinals falls short

Coach Beck’s shorthanded Summer team rallies from 9-1 deficit but ultimately falls 9-8 to Rolesville in the CCSSL Playoff Semifinals at Lee County High School. Kaden Brown starts Garner (13-4) 5th with walk, steal second and scores on Malik Stephens hot shot and throwing error. Starter Garrett Capaforte doubles with one away & Brett Banks walk puts runners on the corners. Noah Kieft & Graham Wilkins RBI singles cuts Garner deficit to 9-5. After Bryson Galloway walks to load the bases, Jake Good follows with walk to make it 9-6. Nick Ward sac fly narrows it to 9-7. Zach Brittain relieves with two scoreless innings but Garner can only manage a Banks sac fly scoring Stephens in the final two innings. Alex Bloom started the Garner scoring, racing home in the 2nd on delayed double-steal. Good knocks in Wilkins for 2-0 Garner lead early for Capaforte. The loss concludes an outstanding Division winning summer schedule for Garner who gets major contributions from eight of their Junior squad team while many of our Senior team players were in National competitions.

DRAFT 2017 Fall schedules

Jul 20

Hamling hustle sends Garner to CCSSL playoff win

Michael Hamling singles and scores on Jake Good’s sacrifice in 1-0 Garner CCSSL playoff win. Hamling races from 1st as Panther Creek errant throw allows Good to reach and Hamling hustles all the way home for the lone run of the game. The fast paced game features several outstanding defensive plays by both teams, who are hitless through 3 innings. Other major baseball events results in six Junior players pressed into service and they played great, including Hamling and Good on the game-winning play. Four Garner pitchers hold PC to just 5 hits in the shutout with starter Dillon Mull, Addison Norris, Zach Brittain pitching two innings each on a brutally hot day at Lee County High School. Aiden Edwards strikes out the side in the 7th to send Garner (12-3) to the semifinals vs Rolesville 2PM Friday for a shot at the 7PM Championship game berth.


Jul 19

Upcoming Reunions in 2017

GSHS Class of 1977 40th Reunion is scheduled for Sept. 30th at Gregory Vineyards 5PM. Register by July 31st by contacting gshsclassof1977@hotmail.com

Garner Class of 1967 50th Reunion will be in August. Contact Gayle Ford Hines to ensure she has your correct email/address at 919-772-2383

GSHS Class of 1982 will hold their 35th reunion Oct 13-14th. The Class will attend the Homecoming Game and reunion festivities at loyal Trojan Club supporter Aversboro Restaurant Saturday night. Registration form and info on their website or contact Dr. Lisa Gardner Bullard at lisa_bullard@ncsu.edu

Garner Class of 1987 reunion at the NC State Faculty Club October 28th. RSVP by Sept. 1st, online registration/payment options on their website

We are continuing to search for info additional classes and will add here when determined.

Jul 17

Senior team drops finale, heads to playoffs

Garner Senior Summer squad falls to Holly Springs in their regular season finale 8-4 but will advance to playoffs with 11-3 record. Nick Ward speeds home on wild pitch after singling to knot the game 4-4 in the 6th but HS rallies with 4-run 7th for the win. With the playoff clinched, Coach Beck is able to use the whole roster, using four pitchers. Graham Wilkins 2-RBI single & sac fly from Ward puts Garner up 3-0 after one. Starter Garrett Capaforte pitches two scoreless before giving way to Aiden Edwards. Ultimately 12 runners left on doom the good guys. Zach Brittain, Brett Banks also log innings for good guys who will play Panther Creek at Lee County Thursday, 7PM

JV finishes 10-3-1
Coach Tommy Mitchell’s Junior team downs Holly Springs 4-2. Ryan Macurdy, running for starter Josh Grimmett who singled, races home on wild pitch to tie it 1-1 in 2nd. Michael Hamling sac fly scores Jake Turner for 2-1 lead in 3rd. Hamling triple in 6th and Bryson Galloway knocks him in. Rafael Morrera RBI for the final Junior team score.

Jul 14

Trojan Basketball summer performances

Senior Trayvon Ferrell earns MVP honors for Garner Road Creecy who take the Slam Orange Championship at the Big Shots Nation in Myrtle Beach. Ferrell scored 18 in their win over JB Hoops Reagan & led his team with 26 in their opening 89-59 win over WV Reign Elite at the tournament. Ferrell hits the game-winner in GR Creecy win over NC Runnin’ Rebels. Marque Maultsby leads the Rebels with 15

Seniors Donovan Evans & Corey Marrow and WCBA Blue repeat champions at the Orange Slam Silver Champions at Big Shot Nation Myrtle Beach. Evans scored 17 points for WCBA Blue in 77-73 win over Carolina Defenders at BigShots Myrtle Beach. Evans scored 13 in WCBA 80-76 win over WV Reign.

KD Burt of the NC Runnin’ Rebels 18.7 ppg in Top 5 scoring at Big Shots National Myrtle Beach

Senior Sal-Bey Young scores 9 points with 13 rebounds 3 blocks for Coach Quintin Austin (’03) Carolina United Elite AAU in 56-53 win over Alive United Monarchs. Young has 10 points & 13 rebounds in CU Elite 49-48 Sunday loss

Evan Davis (’18) leads Carolina Flash with 12 vs CBSA Hoyas at Myrtle Beach BigShots Nation

Demetric Horton (’18) scores 30 to lead Garner Road 17U past Exum Elite 76-70 at the adidas Gauntlet in Spartanburg SC. Mehki Townes (’20) and Daveion Dunn (’20) competing for the Garner Road U15 squad.

Jul 14

Volunteers Needed!


The active support of Trojan Club members is an on-going need.  The Trojan Club board is a small group of volunteers who rely on additional help from parents of students at GMHS. We would love to have your help!  We need volunteers for Concessions, Ticket Sales and Merchandise during football, basketball, baseball and softball seasons as well as other sports from time to time. Events such as Conference Track meets, Wrestling tournaments and Cheerleading competitions.

All money raised through the Trojan Club goes to help the athletic department.  The money is used to purchase uniforms for all teams, clean and replace field lights, maintenance of all fields, cleaning and refurbishing the gym floor, upkeep and purchase of athletic busses, annual scholarships for student – athletes, etc. etc. Every penny goes back into athletics!

If you would like to help but your child is an athlete, consider volunteering for JV if they are on Varsity and vice versa. Or volunteering for another sport that he or she doesn’t play. It is also a great way for students to get community service hours!  We have a great time and it’s for a great cause.

If you are interested in helping, please check the box at the bottom of the membership form stating that you would like to volunteer or email:

Johnsie Johnson kjjohnsoncrew@aol.com  or  Cathy Hall  chall003@att.net

We will contact you and add you to our volunteer list.  You will receive emails as we need help. You can work as much or as little as you want, it’s your choice.

Thank you for supporting Trojan athletics!

Jul 13

Banks homer leads Garner Summer League sweep at Holly Springs

Brett Banks mashes 2-run homer and records 3RBI in Senior squad 10-7 win at Holly Springs. Garner (11-2) gets RBI from Joseph Carawan, Garrett Capaforte, Noah Kieft, & Nick Ward. Zach Brittain pitches two scoreless innings in relief of starter Jonathan Davis and Banks closes out with 1-2-3 7th for the win.

Junior squad crushes Holly Springs
Michael Hamling records complete game 5-hit shutout for Garner Junior in 16-0 win at Holly Springs. The Junior team pounds out 14 hits in five innings led by Hamling with 4RBI, Bryson Galloway, Josh Grimmett & Harrison Garner 2RBI each, Addison Norris & Rafeal Morrera & Bodie Banks RBI each as Coach Mitchell’s men improve to 9-3-1

Jul 11

Garner Summer League Senior team gets sweep over MCreek

Senior Summer League downs Middle Creek on consecutive nights with the 10-3 home win. Harrison Parker goes 5 innings with 5Ks for Garner (10-2). Garrett Capaforte has three hits and Tyler Gillespy & Jake Good 2RBI each, Bryson Galloway has an RBI. Aiden Edwards relieves for the final two innings to close it out.

Mitchell clutch RBI ties Junior game
Jacob Mitchell two-out RBI in bottom of 7th ties the Junior game 6-6 vs Middle Creek. Garner rallies with 3 runs in their final at bat to salvage the tie for Addison Norris who goes the distance on a brutally hot day at S.Garner Field with just 3 earned runs allowed and 5Ks. Bryson Galloway one-out triple in Garner 7th, knocked in by Rafael Morrera RBI. Harrison Garner follows with RBI triple scores Morrera, setting up Mitchell’s clutch hit. Garner (8-3-1) heads to Holly Springs Thursday for the doubleheader opener at 4:30PM

Jul 10

McLean homer leads Trojan rally at M.Creek

Nolan McLean crushes 2-run homer & doubles in Garner Summer League 10-6 win at Middle Creek. McLean doubles, steals third and scores when Garrett Capaforte hustles to first in the 5th inning for Garner (9-2) lead. Graham Wilkins bases-loaded walk for 7-5 lead they would not relinquish. Zach Brittain takes over for starter Dillon Mull who goes four innings with just two earned runs allowed. MC takes advantage of three Garner errors to take 5-4 lead after three after Wilkins RBI single and Carawan RBI double put the good guys up 3-0 in the 1st. Alex Bloom RBI single plates Will Lee to tie it 5-5 in 4th. McLean crushes 2-run homer toward downtown Cary for 9-6 Garner 7th inning lead & Noah Carawan RBI triple plate Capaforte for the 10-6 final score. Brittain gets the win in relief and Jonathan Davis nails it down with 1-2-3 final inning. Rematch Tuesday at S.Garner Field.

Junior team 4-game win streak ends
Starter Josh Grimmett has 2 RBIs and pitches 3 innings, allowing one earned run with 3Ks in the Junior team 7-3 loss at Middle Creek. Bryson Galloway knocks in Rafael Morrera who doubled for 1-0 Garner lead in the 1st. The Junior team falls to 8-3 this summer.

Jul 06

Garner summer teams sweep Sanderson

Jonathan Davis pitches 5 innings with one earned run in Garner 10-7 win over Sanderson. Davis records 5Ks on a brutally hot day at S.Garner Field and gets great contributions from their Junior players for the win. Malik Stephens 2-RBI single & Joseph Carawan rips 2-RBI single to left, Nick Ward sac fly scores Jackson Mitchell for 6-0 Garner Senior squad lead after two innings. Bryson Galloway 2-RBI single gives Garner 9-3 lead in 4th. Aiden Edwards relieves in the 6th. Sanderson takes advantage of three walks and two Trojan errors to cut the margin to 9-7. Brett Banks booms a drive of the centerfield wall and Carawan sac fly scores Banks for the 10-7 lead. Harrison Parker records 1-2-3 7th with 2Ks for the Garner (8-2) win.

Junior squad wins 4th straight
Will Lee races home on wild pitch for the 4-3 Garner Junior squad win over Sanderson. Addison Norris starts and gets the win with 4Ks, allowing just one earned. Game was delayed for 30 minutes by lightning. Harrison Garner RBI double cuts Garner Jr deficit to 3-1 vs Sanderson in 1st. Rafael Morrera bases loaded walk & Jake Good hustles home on WP to tie it 3-3 before Lee scores the game-winner for Garner (8-2)


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