Jackson Mitchell (’20) Nolan McLean (’20) & #3-seed Dirtbags Daly 15U reach the Final 8 in the nation at the Perfect Game 15U WWBA National Championship tournament. Dirtbags complete the tourney on the Top 300 teams will considerable national attention. McLean goes 3-3 with two homers & 8RBI for Dirtbags Daly in 18-0 win over RISE Baseball at the 2017 WWBA 15U National Championships. Mitchell has two doubles. Dirtbags Daly 15U improve to 6-0 with 3-1 win vs Bergen Express at Perfect Game 15U WWBA National Championship. DB Daly completes pool play 7-0 with 16-0 destruction of the Kings. Daly earns the #3 seed for bracket play which begins Thursday at 12:30PM.

Marque Maultsby (’18) KD Burt (’18) & NC Runnin’ Rebels 50-47 win over Team Wall 50-47 at PhenomHoopReport Stay Positive in Greensboro. Burt leads the Rebels with 19pts, 15 rebounds. They play Team CP3 1:40PM Friday

James Mays 2004 Enel BasketBrindisi of ItalyJames Mays (’04) scores 28 points with game-high 17 rebounds for Guizhou of the China National Professional League in 102-97 win vs Hunan. Mays records his 10th double-double of the season.. Mays led all scorers with 41, adding 16 rebounds vs Henan & 37 with 20 rebounds for Guizhou in exciting 127-120 win over Shaanxi, his former team in the China Professional Basketball League. Mays opened his CNBL season with monster 42 point, 27 rebounds in 116-105 win over Beijing. Mays played with the LG Sakers in South Korean KBL league last season, posting league high 36 double-doubles in 53 games, averaging impressive 21.8ppg, 11.9rpg (4th in the league).. Mays was South Korean Professional League All-Star, matched his career high with 38 point, 16 rebound performance for LG in 87-82 win over Mobis Phoebus. Our Trojan posted 24 double-doubles for the top-seed Shanxi Wolves, averaging 29 pts, 12.7 boards and 8 assists per game in the China-NPL Professional League. Mays led Al Shabab of the United Arab Emirates Division 1 Professional League Championship with 19-1 record and the Dubai Vice-President’s Cup League title. While with Enel Brindisi (Italy-Series A) in 2014, he averaged 13.3 ppg and 9.2 rpg. and posted a league-high 14 straight “double-doubles.” Mays-led teams have won championships in Puerto Rico, Turkey, China and now United Arab Emirates. Mays was honored in 2011 by Clemson, selected for their All-Time Greatest Players Team in conjunction with the school’s 100th anniversary celebration of men’s basketball.

Banks CFL East Champs Brandon Banks (’06) has 95 return yards for Hamilton vs Edmonton. Our Hall of Famer has 14 yard run negated by penalty as well for the Ticats who travel to Calgary July 29th 9:30PM. Banks records 145 return yards for Hamilton vs BC. Just one pass target for 9 yard receiving. Tiger-Cats play Edmonton Thursday night 7:30PM. Banks had 131 return yards for Hamilton at Saskatchewan & 101 return yards & 29 receiving for Hamilton in their opener vs Toronto.  The newest 2017 Trojan Hall of Fame inductee earns his 3rd consecutive CFL East All-Star honor. The reigning CFL Special Teams Player of the Year became the Tiger-Cats all-time kickoff return yardage leader (3,047) last season finishing the regular season ranked first in the league in missed field goal return yards, second in kickoff return yards and fifth in punt return yards in 16 games.

Kudos to Sgt Daniel Allen (’10) on his re-enlistment in US Army. Sgt Allen is currently stationed in Grafenwöhr, Germany and will next station in Denham Springs, LA. Thank you for your service Sgt Allen!

Congratulations to Andrew Beck (’10) on graduating Wake County Fire Training Center. Beck completes his training after serving U.S. Army as Aircraft Structural Repair Supervisor.

Colin Pippin (’16) pitches 3 innings w/o earned run & 4Ks for the Carolina Pirates vs Fuquay Twins in Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League play. The Pirates vs Deep River Muddogs at Craven Stadium Sunday, DH starts at 2PM. Pippin was 1-2, double, RBI & pitches 4 innings with 5Ks vs Carolina Coyotes. Pippin was 1-3, double vs Lenior.

GNRC Player of the Year Senior Alex Reed scores 17 with 10 rebounds for the East in 117-108 win in the 69th NC Coaches Association All-Star game at Greensboro Coliseum. Reed is the 63rd Trojan athlete selected for the prestigious All-Star games and with his brother Dominique (’12) are the first siblings selected since Jacob Wescoe (’05) & Kaitlin Wescoe Holton (’07) earned soccer honors. Reed has committed to The Citadel for 2017.

Kaden Brown (’20) pitches 5.1 innings with one earned run & K, adding 2-3 at the plate for TPA Healy vs Arena Stars at the 2017 Perfect Game 15U National Championships in Lake Point, GA. Brown’s 7th inning two out, 2-RBI single salvages 9-9 tie for Healy vs Stealth Founders at the tourney. Brown was 2-4 w/double. Brown goes 1-3, triple & RBI for TPA Healy 15U vs. Rawlings SE Cross Hit. Brown was 2-3, 2 runs scored for Healy in win over Lexington Baseball Club at Durham Northern HS.

Former Trojan John Wall named to the University of Kentucky Hall of Fame. Wall earned national player of the year & first-team All-American with the Wildcats in 2010 leading UK to #1 ranking. He was the first #1 overall NBA Draft pick in UK history Currently NBA All-Star with Washington and is the career leader in assists and steals.

Happy Anniversary to two wonderful Trojan families: Ricky (’78) & Leigh Anne Atkins Harris (’80) on their 34th and Ronnie (’84) & Pam Atkins Adams (’83) 24 years of marital bliss. Wishing our terrific alums many, many more

2016 SRA Champion Kristin Yde (’09) & Smack won both days at the Myrtle Beach IPRA. She won the Tryon NC IPRA/NCA barrel race & won the Chatham VA SEBRA. Yde captures the World’s Toughest Rodeo barrel race with a new PNC Arena record run of 12.3, more than 0.7 better than the runner-up. Yde and Smack claim 2nd at the Bowling Green IPRA/Lone Star Rodeo, besting 83 horses competing.  The first round winners post #OxyGen-fueled 15.9 run after 15.881 in round one. Yde & Smack take the 2nd round win in West Palm Beach. Yde won the first round as well. Yde & 2016 SRA Horse of the Year Smack claim the Southern Rodeo Association Championship  Yde took round one & high average at the Appomattox Railroad Festival Rodeo. Yde & Smack win the SRA Barrel Race in Cherokee NC with#OxyGen-fueled time of 13.9. Yde claimed the SEBRA in Woodstock VA & qualified for American Barrel Racing Semifinals in Texas with their Top 5 finish in the qualifier. Yde records an #OxyGen-fueled 14.555 time. Yde won the IPRA/SRA in Blacksburg SC with a stellar OxyGen fueled 14.455. Yde won the Chesapeake SRA. Yde & “Bayou” won the Carousel Farms Barrel Race with the season best ‪#‎OxyGen‬ fueled time of the year.

Michael Hamling (’20) 2RBI for NSA Showcase vs NCBA Rivercats. Hamling goes 1-2, with a walk & Josh Grimmett (’20) recorded a walk

Congratulations to Kody Allen Kamphuis (’14) and his beautiful bride Priscilla on their wedding day! Wishing our alum many years of happiness

Senior Trayvon Ferrell 26 points for Garner Road Creecy in 89-59 win over WV Reign Elite at BigShots Myrtle Beach. The elite tourney continues through the weekend

Senior Donovan Evans 17 points for WCBA Blue in 77-73 win over Carolina Defenders at HotShots Myrtle Beach. WCBA with Corey Marrow (’18) are the defending champions at the tournament, which continues through the weekend

Dylan Wheeler (’19) Brett Banks (’19) & Dirtbags Falcon finish 6-2 at Perfect Game 16U WWBA National Championship in Lake Point GA. Wheeler earned a save and a win for the Dirtbags, who were 5-1 after winning after pool play and reached the final 32. They won the Impact Baseball 16U World Series earlier this summer with 9-1 win over SBA Marucci. The Dirtbags claimed 9-4 semifinals win over Carolina Cardinals to advance to the title game. Wheeler pitched 6 innings in 8-2 win over TPA Thursday. Banks pitched vs Rock Solid in 9-8 win for the Dirtbags Friday of the tourney.

Cameron Hollingsworth (’18) & 919 Lacrosse went 4-1 at the Carolina Summer Shootout & Conner Kocher (’19) & Red Devil Lacrosse post 4-1 record in the Shootout

Congrats to Trojan alums Amanda Yde (’08) & Drake take second at Carousel Farms barrel race.

Emily Chalk (’12) promoted to Assistant Branch Manager of Controlled Products Systems Group in St. Louis. Miss Chalk has worked with CPS since graduating UNC with degrees in economics and public policy analysis. Congrats Miss Chalk!

Jackson Mitchell (’20) goes 2-4 with 3RBI for Dirtbags Daly in the Queen City Classic final. Dirtbags compete in the 15U WWBA National Championships in Atlanta this week. Mitchell went 7-11 with 8RBI during the tournament for the Dirtbags who are 24-2 this summer. Mitchell 2-3, double w/2RBI in 8-0 over Myers Park Stampede & 3-4 with two doubles and 3RBI in 11-4 over Swingman. DB Daly 3-0 at the tourney. Dirtbags Daly took the 2017 Impact Baseball Firecracker Classic 15U title. Daly claimed the 2017 Impact Gamecock Classic Championship & Beach Classic titles last month.

A hearty Happy 58th Anniversary to Arthur Signal Ross (’57) and his beautiful bride Mary Ellen. The Rams/Trojans send very best wishes to the wonderful couple for at least 58 more

Congratulations Nyah Hines (’15) earning ACC Academic All-Conference. Hines and 232 of her fellow Wolfpack student-athletes achieve +3.0 GPA while competing in varsity athletics

Lamont Wade (’72) performs in NC Theater production of “Beauty And The Beast” at the Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh July 25-30th

Congratulations to US Army Vitallia Williams (’07) promoted to Sergeant. Miss Williams is currently based in Newport News VA. Well done Sgt Williams and thank you for your service

Al Barnes (’86) joins Docker Inc as North American State & Local Government Education Account Executive. Docker is the world’s leading software container platform, used by developers to eliminate “works on my machine” problems when collaborating on code with co-workers. Barnes, the North Florida Univ. 4-time All-American & 3-time Cross-Country/Track Coach of the Year at High Point University and Radford University, was Senior Account Executive with Red Hat since September 2008

Virginia Wesleyan commit Kristina D’Arco (’18) 2-2 vs NC Elite & 1-3 against Florida Rockies. Her Cape Fear Storm win both

Trojan legends Wil Bunn (’01) & James Bunn (’06) compete in the Frank Gotch World Tournament sponsored by Catch Wrestling Alliance. The double-elimination tourney will be held in Humboldt, Iowa July 15th

Jeremy Hall (’07) earns the save with 1.2 innings of scoreless relief for the Broncos of the Thoroughbred League over the Paints in 5-3 win. Hall has 2Ks allowing just two hits

Congratulations to Trojan alum Zach Howell (’08) and his beautiful new bride Kelly on their wedding day! Wishing the couple many years of wedded bliss!

Colin Pippin (’16) pitches 5 inning 3-hitter for Carolina Pirates in sweep over Virginia Marlins. Pirates sweep Marlins 8-2 and 2-1 in Carolinas-Virginia Collegiate League action. They have DH vs Charlotte Crushers at Granville Central HS Sunday starting at 1PM. Pippin recorded 6 Innings, allowing just 3 hits for Carolina Pirates at Catawba Valley Stars in Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League play at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Haleigh Joyner (’18) goes 2-4, double for NC Challengers Elite vs Select Fastpitch at Colorado Fireworks Tournament. Joyner hits .420 for the tourney with 4 doubles. Joyner goes 6-7 with RBI, two doubles & two steals & George Mason softball commit Kira Jackson (’17) doubles, with walk & 2 stolen bases for NC Challengers Elite at Team NJ Showcase.

Congrats to Maddy Stewart (’13) who will be teaching at Turner Creek Elementary. Miss Stewart is a graduate of Mount Olive University where she was an outstanding scholar-athlete with Trojan softball.

Congratulations to South Carolina baseball commit Xavier Bussey (’18) on his selection to the Perfect Game All-American Game in San Diego August 14th. Bussey goes 2-3 for South Charlotte Panthers 2018 vs Team Elite Prime at Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex in Sarasota FL. Bussey finishes the tourney hitting .330 for the Panthers. He went 1-2, w/stolen base for South Charlotte Panthers 2018 in their 3-2 win over EvoShield Florida Army. Bussey was 2-3, double & 2 RBI against SBA 2018 & two hits for Panthers in their sweep of Saturday games.

Kameron Smith (’08) is the QB Coach for Hampton University, beginning his 4th season with the Pirates after playing professional football. Smith, the all-time leading passer for Winston-Salem State throwing for 3,312 yards and 43 touchdowns during his senior season despite sitting out the second half of several games. He led the Rams (14-1) to the D2 Title Game in 2012 

Congratulations to Trojan alums Zach (’08) & Jillian Ballentine Clay (’09) on the arrival of Addison Paige Clay. We’re glad to hear all are doing well!

A very happy 8th Anniversary to USMC SSG Zach (’03) & Coach Ashley Castles Penny (’03). Wishing our alums many, many more years of wedded bliss

Campbell baseball signee Tyler Gillespy (’18) & Dirtbags James 17U take the East Coast Championship title played at ECU.

South Carolina commit Xavier Bussey (’18) goes 2-3 for South Charlotte Panthers 2018 vs Team Elite Prime at Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex in Sarasota FL. Bussey finishes the tourney hitting .330 for the Panthers. Bussey went 1-2, w/stolen base for South Charlotte Panthers 2018 in their 3-2 win over EvoShield Florida Army at Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex in Sarasota FL. Bussey went 2-3, double & RBI in SCP 10-3 win over Rawlings Prospects & 1-3 with RBI in 11-1 win over On Deck Orioles. Bussey triples and scores 3 times in South Charlotte Panthers 13-0 demolition of EvoShield Canes South. Bussey walked 3 times by the Canes who register just one hit. 3-6, w/2RBIS for South Charlotte Panthers. He had two hits vs Evoshields Canes North & 1-2 vs the Carolina Vipers at UNCP

Welcome home USMC SSG Zach Penny (’03). Happy to have his safe return and eternal gratitude for your service.

Suzie Martin Huening (’82) claims first in the Fitness America Masters Figure at the Fitness Universe competition in Miami. Huening previously won the Master’s Physique Champion & 2nd in a competitive figure division at the 2015 NPC Max Muscle Competition in Las Vegas

Congratulations to Ricky Hines (’65) on his retirement (again). Our accountant/auditor extraordinaire served +30 years for the State of NC as Audit Manager in NC Department of State Treasurer & NC Dept of Revenue before serving Audit Services US LLC. Many congrats Mr. Hines!

Robert Brewer (’09) has joined the Harnett County Sheriff Office. Brewer is the East Coast Regional Director at The Fallen Outdoors, serving our military veterans and retired US Army.

Kenneth Perkinson 2013 WinthropKenneth Perkinson (’13) & Myrtle Beach Mutiny take over first with 1-0 win over Charlotte Eagles. The Mutiny improve to 7-1-2 head to road game at Wilmington Saturday night 7PM. Perkinson has five saves in goal for Myrtle Beach Mutiny in 4-3 win over Carolina Dynamo to improve to 6-1-2. Perkinson and the Mutiny host Charlotte Eagles June 27th. Perkinson starts in goal for Myrtle Beach Mutiny in 4-2 win over with Wilmington Hammerheads. Perkinson recorded three shutouts for Winthrop. He earned Player of the Game honors in 1-1 draw at Appalachian St.  


Courtney Weathersbee 2014 Lees-McRaeCourtney Weathersbee (’14) earns Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll honors for Lees-McRae volleyball given to student-athletes for +3.2 GPA. Weathersbee was the team leader in assists. Weathersbee matched her career high 32 assists in Lees-McRae volleyball 4-set win at Emmanuel (GA). Weathersbee has 9 digs and a kill for the Bobcats in the Conference Carolinas win. Weathersbee has team-high 20 assists for Lees-McRae volleyball 4-set loss at Winston-Salem St, who remains unbeaten on their home floor.  Weathersbee records 27 assists, 7 digs in Lees-McRae volleyball 5-set loss at King TN. Weathersbee match high 41 assists in  Lees-McRae volleyball 5-set loss to Kutztown State in their finale of the Spike Out Hunger Classic at WSSU. Weathersbee recorded 29 assists & 11 digs in the Bobcats win over Chowan in their season-opening win at the WSSU . Weathersbee adds 6 kills for the Bobcats.

nick-snell-2015-belmont-abbey-trackNick Snell (’15) earns Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll for Belmont Abbey track/cross-country, given to student-athletes for achieving +3.2 GPA. The Crusaders Cross-Country earned The Messick Award for outstanding sportsmanship, including players, coaches, staff, and fans. . Snell ran 18:04.66 in the 5K at Conference Carolinas Championship at JDL FastTrack. The meet concludes the Crusaders indoor season with the outdoor schedule coming up soon. Snell ran a 10:00.07 in the 3000m at UNCG Spartan Challenge at the JDL Fast Track in Winston Salem.. Snell posted 4:56.60 mile for Belmont Abbey track at Art & Linda Maillet Open in Chapel Hill. Snell records 37:35.22 for Belmont Abbey cross-country at tje NCAA Division II Southeast Region Championship in Montevallo, AL. The Crusaders conclude their 2016 season until spring track. Snell ran 32:02.60 for Belmont Abbey cross-country at the 2016 Conference Carolinas Cross-Country Championships at Franke Liske Park in Concord, NC. The Crusaders finish 8th in the 8K event.. Snell records 30:36.7 for Belmont Abbey cross-country at Winthrop/Adidas Invitational 8K in Rock Hill, SC.

Connor Butler (’13) joins Prometheus Group in Raleigh. Prometheus Group builds software to improve EAM, with solutions in ERP systems. Congrats Mr. Butler!

Congratulations senior Sirenna Pitts on her commitment to Elizabeth City State basketball. Miss Pitts averaged 12.7ppg for Coach Hardrick Mays Lady Trojans this season.

Duke nurse Kayla McMillan (’07) featured for her outstanding maternity pictures for moms who are spending weeks in the hospital during a risky pregnancy.

Justin Gibson (’12) is Lighting Designer at Ohio Light Opera production of “The Music Man.” Mr Gibson, recent graduate of East Carolina in Theatre Arts, is serving his 5th season with the company.

Conner Kocher (’19) scores 8 goals for Red Devil Grey lacrosse who reach the semifinals at the Catawba Classic

Jacob Bowes (’12) featured for his volunteer work with NC State Engineering FoundationJacob Bowes to raise money for the College’s improvement projects. Mr Bowes works at McKim & Creed Engineering.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Stevens Edwards (’08) and husband Patrick on the arrival of Hannah Ruth Edwards. All reports indicate Mommy, Daddy and our future Lady Trojan are doing well!

Ashton Harris (’18) goes 2-3, RBI for Chatham Elite in 12-1 win over Cape Fear Crush Elite.

A hearty Happy Anniversary to Mark (’82) & Brenda Jordan Maultsby (’82). Wishing our esteemed alums and best administrators ever at Garner High many more years of wedded bliss!

Congratulations to Trojan alum John Bannister (’17) on his Eagle Scout designation from the Boy Scouts of America

Award-winning singer-songwriter Kurt Fortmeyer (’74) latest release “A Beer In The Hand” off Ameraucana premieres Wednesday at noon on Radio A1A

emily-hargrove-2013-ferrum-collegeEmily Hargrove (’13) on her 4th consecutive USA South Academic All-Conference honor. Hargrove was a two sport Panther athlete in soccer and swimming. She will continue her academic career at UNC Wilmington graduate school after earning the Dr. Ken McCreedy Outstanding Criminal Justice senior award for Ferrum College and the outstanding psychology student award. Criminal Justice and Psychology degrees, earning outstanding student in both disciplines with honors. Well done Miss Hargrove! 

David West 1998 San AntonioDavid West (’98) & Golden State claim the 2017 NBA Championship. The Warriors take the finals in five games over Cleveland for West’s first ring in his celebrated 14-year NBA career.  Our Trojan Hall of Famer played with Southwest Division champion Spurs last season during their NBA record 38 straight home wins.

Scotty McCreery (’12) debuts his latest “Five More Minutes” which features his life growing up in Garner. McCreery performed at the National Memorial Day Concert from the West Lawn of the Capitol on PBS. Congrats to Mr. McCreery receiving the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the state’s highest civilian honor for his service to NC and many, many charitable works. McCreery received his honor at the Grand Ole Opry from fellow Trojan alum (and recipient of the honor) Andy Lancaster (’84). Well deserved Mr. McCreery!

Jackson Mitchell (’20) & Dirtbags 15U Daly win the 16U Beach Classic 13-10 over the Carolina Reds 16U. 4-day tourney vs elite competition was played at Coastal Carolina

Brett Banks (’19) & Dirtbags Falcon 16U advance to the 17U title game at Beach Classic. DB Falcon downs Carolina Blue 17U 9-2 & win 6-3 over Dirtbags All Blacks. The face Dirtbags 17U Dougherty 12:30PM Monday at Coastal Carolina.

Jackson Pleasant (’10) claims 8th at Fishing League Worldwide High Rock Tournament.

Coach Quintin Austin (’03) & his Carolina United AAU squad go 2-0 at the Big South Showcase in Smithfield. United downs I Believe Warriors 32-27 & 29-15 win over Carolina Thunder

A very happy 8th Anniversary to James (’05) & Sarah Johnson Byrd (’06). Wishing our alums many, many more years of happiness

Congratulations to Donna Hardin (’81) and her groom Shane Butcher on their wedding day. Best wishes to the happy couple for years of wedded bliss

All-GNRC tennis junior Spencer Kieft wins his first USTA tennis tournament at Millbrook Exchange Park this weekend.

Anthony Blaylock (’84) & his 1987 CIAA Champion Winston-Salem State football squad selected for induction in the 2017 The Clarence E. “Big House” Gaines Hall of Fame class. Blaylock was inducted individually by the Rams after completing his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers, Chicago Bears. Congrats to Mr. Blaylock and the Champs!

John Dismukes (’91) & his lovely wife Pam return to the Wilmington airwaves with new morning show on 1180AM WLTT. “The Wake Up Call with Pam & John” starts Monday June 5th 8AM with news & views. Call in and chat with our esteemed alum at 910-765-0097

Tony Daniels (’91) named 2017 Man Of The Year by the AME Western NC Annual Conference. Congratulations Mr. Daniels!

Conservation Chairman Herschel Finch (’72) interviewed on WSHV representing the Warren County Chapter of the Isaac Walton League in the suit against the EPA for failure to protect the Shenandoah River. Well done, Mr. Finch!

Colin Pippin (’16) goes 1-1 & pitches 2 innings of relief for the Carolina Pirates in Carolina Virginia Collegiate League play. Pippin, who earned All-CIAA Rookie team selection with Saint Augustine, recorded a walk & steal for the Pirates

Kira Jackson (’17) & Haleigh Joyner (’18) each 1-3 in NC Challengers Elite 4-3 win over Georgia Fire at the Diamond Classic Showcase in Spartanburg, SC. Joyner records double & stolen base. Our Trojan softball stars each 1-2 at the dish in NCC 3-1 win over Gold Coast Hurricanes. Joyner was 2-2, triple & RBI for the NC Challengers Elite in 13-3 win over VA Legends at the PGF Qualifier in Myrtle Beach. Joyner 1-2, stolen base in NCC vs Georgia Force

Michael Hamling (’20) goes 2-3 and pitches 4.2 innings of relief with 8Ks vs Cubs. He went 4-7, double, RBI for NSA Showcase 2020 this weekend. Hamling adds a steal for NSA.

Jonathan Rand (’05) performs in “Ghost The Musical” at North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre (7713-51 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh) May 26th-June 11th (shows Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Congrats to Leigh Liles Foushee (’93) on her completion of the May Madness ***10*** consecutive 5K runs in one day! Well done Professor!

Congrats to Trojan Club President and alum Mark Massey (’81) on his Pop Warner Volunteer of the Year Award. Massey who has provided decades of service to Garner High and the Pop Warner program will be recognized in ceremonies in Philadelphia Saturday night.

Savannah Richmond (’16) performs at loyal Trojan Club supporter Aversboro Restaurant June 8th

A very happy Anniversary to Derek (’90) & Tina Parsons (’92). The Trojans wish our esteemed alums have a great celebration and many, many more

Gus Ulrich (’80) competed in the 2017 Senior PGA Championship at Trump National in Washington DC. Ulrich, the club pro from Whispering Pines, shoots 74-75 just missing the 145 cut line. His Sandhills CC golf team claimed the Region X title. The Flyers qualify for the DIII National Championship Tournament at Chautauqua Golf Club in New York June 6-9th. The course is where Ulrich’s Sandhills squads won the 2014 national title and runner-up finishes in 2013 and 2015. Ulrich shot 3rd round 70 at the National Senior PGA Championship. Ulrich opened with rounds of 68-70. He carded 73-75 at the 2016 US Senior Golf Championship at Scioto Country Club, Columbus, Ohio, missing the cut by a single stroke competing in his 4th national championship. He won the USGA Senior Sectional title at Daniel Island Club (Ralston Creek) – Charleston, SC with a 69. Ulrich is the Director of Golf Operations at Pinewild GC in Pinehurst & Head Coach at 2014 NJCAA National Champion Sandhills Junior College.

A happy 32nd Anniversary to Mark (’81) & Pamela Kendall Nelms (’82). The Trojans send congrats and very best wishes to our alums for many more years of wedded bliss

Nyheim Hines (’15) runs 10.42 in his 100m heat (5th) at the NCAA Kentucky Track regional. His ACC champion Wolfpack 4X100 relay team runs heat 3 Saturday night 6:15PM. . Hines records 10.34 in the 100m, good for 3rd at the ACC Championship. Wolfpack teammate Cravont Charleston claims the conference title & also advanced in the NCAA Regional. Hines earns All-ACC honors for the second consecutive season. The 2016 All-American ran 10.49 in 100m for NC State track at the Virginia Challenge hosted by UVA. The Pack head to the prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia next weekend. Hines ran 10.57 in the 100m for NC State track at the Gamecock Invitational in Columbia. Hines records top 6 finishes in the ACC in 60m & the 200m. Hines runs 6.81 in the 60m & 21.68 in the 200m finals at South Bend.  2016 All-American Hines runs 6.78 in 60m & Nyah 8.91 in the 60m hurdles and 7.98 in 60m for NC State Track at the Bob Pollock Invite at Clemson. 

McKenzie Bennett Rio Games correspondentMcKenzie Bennett (’12) & “Carolina Week” nominated for newscast in the 38th College Television Awards. Miss Bennett was producer at UNC before beginning her broadcast career at WRIC ABC 8News in Richmond. The 38th College Television Awards will be broadcast on Wednesday night 10PM eastern from the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in Los Angelos. Miss Bennett reported for Olympic News Service during the Rio games. Our Trojan soccer star conducted interviews with our Team USA athletes.

1st Annual Garner Tennis Alumni Tournament Fundraiser June 24th at S.Garner. Patrick Stephenson (’09) & Coach Joseph Walls encourage Alumni to share with past Trojan athletes to confirm they can attend. If you wish to donate online:

Jeremy Woodard 1997 Broadway actorJeremy Woodard, (’97) & the touring cast of “Wicked” perform at the Shea’s Performing Arts Center Buffalo, NY until 6/4th. Woodard continues his role as Fiyero, since last Sept after performing in the 4-time Tony nominated “School of Rock The Musical.” . Our Broadway star has credits in the lead of “Rock of Ages” as well as The Last Ship, Hairspray, & Miss Saigon among others stage and TV roles. Woodard was featured by our own HOF writer Tim Stevens (’70) in his lead role

Happy Anniversary to Mike (’78) & Lori Poole Townsend (’81). The Trojans send best wishes for a wonderful day and many, many more years of wedded bliss!

Happy 14th Anniversary to Rev. Carlton McDaniel Jr (’80) & Able to Serve, Inc. The non-profit has provided outstanding services to our valuable citizens, through real-world learning experiences. Donations welcomed, learn more about this incredible service to our hometown

Brighton Hudson 2014 Mount OliveBrighton Hudson (’14) & Mount Olive fall 6-5 elimination game at the NCAA DII Baseball Regional to Catawba. The 2017 Conference Carolinas Champions rally from 6-0 deficit before the season ends at 48-10.. The top-ranked Mount Olive repeat as Conference Carolinas Champions. The Trojans rally with 2-run 9th to down Belmont, after fighting their way back from opening round tournament loss with 5 tournament wins. They advanced with 6-1 win over Belmont Abbey. The nation’s #1 team fights back from opening tournament loss with 16-2 destruction of Pfieffer. Hudson won his 7th of the year for MOU with 5 innings in his start for the 7-4 win at Erskine. Hudson pitched seven innings with 8Ks in his 9-2 win over Barton.   Hudson pitched 7 shutout innings at #20 Florida Southern with 5Ks. Hudson was selected 2016  NCBWA All-Southeast Region Honorable Mention. Hudson pitched a complete game with three strikeouts in his victory over the No. 1 seed Columbus State for Conference Carolinas Champion Mount Olive. The Trojans captured the 2016 Conference Carolinas Tournament Championship. Hudson pitched a scoreless relief inning for Mount Olive in their Conference Carolinas Tournament title game 10-5 win over Pfieffer. Hudson was named to Conference Carolinas All-Conference team. Hudson earns second team honors with his 2.39 ERA in 16 games with 34K’s & 6-2 record.

McCullers Crossroad, with Beth Tyler (’99) & Josh Pepper new video “Hallelujah’s Gone

Congratulations to Trojan senior basketball star Omari Harris on signing with Caldwell Community College in Hickory. Harris led Coach Eddie Gray (’70) Garner squad to 74 wins, 3 GNRC Championships and the 2015 NCHSAA 4A title. Harris scored 129 points with 48 rebounds for Garner in their 29-3 season, reaching the 3rd round of the playoffs. We look forward to following his collegiate career!

Congratulatons to Lynnette Pollard Turns (’80) on her retirement from Savannah-Chatham Public Schools. Ms. Turns was named 2016 Special Education Teacher of the Year in Chatham County, Georgia. The Trojans send very best wishes for a looooooong and prosperus retirement and appreciation for your years of service to Georgia students! 

Happy Anniversary to Scott & Jill Walton Norris (’84), the Trojans send best wishes to our outstanding alums and valuable program supporters!

A very happy 4th Anniversary to USMC Captain Trey (’07) & Megan Honeycutt Grissom (’06). Wishing our wonderful alums many, many more years of happiness. The Grissoms recently welcomed the arrival of Wade Billy Grissom in April. Our future Trojan weighed in at 8lbs, 20in & doing well.

Kelsey Bryan (’14) & UNCW season ends with 1-0 loss to Ohio at the National Invitational Softball tournament semifinal. Bryan 3-4 with double, 3 stolen bases in their 5-1 win over Campbell & 1-3 in the 6-2 win over Iona, their school record 35th win. The Seahawks will face Ohio Thursday 10AM as the Liberty University Regional semifinal. UNCW fell in the CAA Tournament semifinals 9-6 to Hofstra. Bryan was 2-4, w/RBI and two runs scored. Bryan was 1-2, run scored in the 10-7 win over Charleston to reach the tourney semis. Her bunt single ignites 5-run 2nd for the Seahawks and records 4 putouts and 3 assists. She went 3-4, RBI and 3 runs in UNCW 11-3 CAA Tournament win over Delaware. Bryan earned 2017 CAA Defensive Player of the Year & All-CAA first team honors. Bryan led the league with 119 assists, posting .969 fielding percentage. She started every game for the Seahawks at short w/ .325 BA & league leading 15 sacrifices. The Seahawks open Tournament play Wednesday 11AM vs Delaware. She went 3-3 w/stolen base for UNC Wilmington in their series-clinching 1-0 win over Towson. Bryan 7-for-11 on the weekend, adds four assists and two putouts at shortstop for the 31-13 Seahawks. Bryan 1-3 with SB in 4-1 win over Hampton. Seahawks. Bryan singles and scores the winning run in her 100th Seahawk softball game in 11-inning 2-1 UNC Wilmington win over Robert Morris. Bryan goes 2-4 for UNC Wilmington in 8-7 loss to Michigan State at Georgia Bulldog Invitational. She went 1-2, 2RBI, stolen base vs E.Tennessee St in 6-4 win & 1-2 w/sacrifice in 2-1 win over UVA to open their 2017. She was 2-4 with two runs scored in comeback 11-5 Saturday win over the host school after the Hawks trailed 5-2. Starting at shortstop both games, Bryan records 4 putouts, 4 assists.  UNCW was 29-19 last season. Bryan finishes the season hitting team-leading .329 & .960 fielding percentage playing 2B, SS, and OF. 9 stolen bases in her sophomore season.

Will Norris (’11) joins Erie Insurance as Property Claims Adjuster. The 2015 NC State grad previously worked with Citrix & Capital Sign Solutions.

Zac Wilson (’12) & Georgia Tech Crew win the Dad Vail Regatta in 06:42.071. The Crew also won their semifinal heat Friday. Mr. Wilson, the 2012 Class President, completes his collegiate career with prestigious win.

Amanda Castles Stanley (’05) joins The Key Team at Keller Williams Realty. Contact our Trojan alum at 919-422-2226 if you are in the market or selling your home for reliable real estate services

Head Coach Thomas Mitchell (’85) North Garner Middle School earns 2017 Southeastern Conference Championship with 9-2 record this season.

william-knabe-2016-campbellBilly Knabe (’16) posts 35:10.73 for Campbell track at the Big South Track Championship, good for 8th. Knabe ran 34:28.25 in the 10K for Campbell track at the Duke University Invitational. Knabe ran 16:21.43 in the 5000m for Campbell track at their Campbell Invitational at Irwin Belk Track. Knabe ran 16:15.90 in 5000m for Campbell Track at HPU VertKlasse Invitational in High Point, N.C. He ran season best 9:24.56 in the 3K for Campbell track at the UCS Invitational in Winston Salem, N.C. Knabe and his Fightin Camels Cross Country team won the Big South title his fall.. Knabe ran 4:44.34 mile for Campbell track at UNCG Spartan Challenge at the JDL Fast Track in Winston Salem. Knabe ran 16:10.06 in 5000m for Campbell Track, good for 5th at the Art and Linda Maillet UNC Open in Chapel Hill. Knabe records 9:30.51 in the 3000m for Campbell at the UNCG Early Bird at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem. Knabe & the Campbell Cross-Country claim the 2016 Big South Cross Country Championships in Asheville at the Asheville Christian Academy. Knabe runs 20:02.1 for Campbell Cross-Country at the adidas XC Challenge in Cary. The Fightin’ Camels finish 4th in the prestigious meet.

Brandon Lusk (’97) named head baseball coach at Clayton. Lusk has served as assistant for the Comets after tenures with South Johnston, Clayton, & Southeast Raleigh. Congrats Mr Lusk!

Rick Wallace (’82) is Senior Project Manager at Quantum Spatial, Inc.. The nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, QSI provides geographic insights to government and corporate organizations with geospatial intelligence to mitigate risk, plan for growth, better manage resources and advance scientific understanding.

A very happy 35th Anniversary to Barry (’74) & Pat McDonald Moore (’69). Their Trojan family wishes the esteemed alums many, many more years of wedded bliss

lacherie-clarke-2014-shaw-universityLaCherie Clarke (’14) & her Shaw University 4×100 meter relay 3rd at the Wingate Invitational with 48.41. Shaw will close out the regular season at the Aggie Last Chance May 14 in Greensboro, NC.. The Bears ran 48.22 at the prestigious Penn Relays. Her 4X400 teams records 4:00.28 time for the Bears.. Clarke runs 25.91 in 200m for Shaw University track at the 2017 CIAA Championships. Clarke ran 12.67 in 100m for the Bears. Clarke ran a season best 25.49 in the 200m for Shaw University Track at the 2017 Aggie Invitational hosted by North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC.. Clarke ran 13.07 in 100m for Shaw University Track at the 2017 HPU VertKlasse Meeting in High Point, NC. Clarke records 26.492 in the 200m for the Lady Bears.  She ran 1:02.35 in the 400m at the Fred Hardy Classic hosted by Richmond Univ. Clarke runs 13.06 in the 100m for Shaw University Track at Charlotte 49er Classic. Clarke ran 24:54.42 for Shaw University at the 2016 CIAA Cross-Country Championship at Joseph Bryan Park in Richmond, VA. Clarke records 27:40.3 for Shaw cross-country at the Great American XC Festival in Cary.. Clarke posts 27:59.94 for Shaw University cross-country at the Greensboro Invitational.  Her 4X400m relay team posts 4:14.91 & 1:48.05 in the 4X200m. Clarke’s 4X100 relay team runs 48.64 at the CIAA Track Championships good for 5th. Clarke ran 26.34 in the 200m for 11th in the CIAA & she earned 10th in the 100m.

Jesse Osterhoudt (’12) defending UCFL champion East Carolina Rams improve to 7-1 with 20-14 win over Bull City Vipers in their regular season finale. . The Rams won 16-6 win over Eastern Carolina Bulldogs.

Trojan legend Declan Newkirk earns the 2017 NCHSAA Spirit of the Sport Award. The award “exemplifies the ideals of the positive spirit of sport that represents the core mission of education-based athletics” which, of course is our Dec-Man. Mr. Newkirk was honored at the NCHSAA Annual Meeting in Chapel Hill on May 4th

Coach Quintin Austin (’04) & his Carolina United AAU team claim their 3rd straight tournament title. Subscribe to the team YouTube channel for highlights

Trever Lee (’13) stellar collegiate career ends with Carson Newman South Atlantic Championship game loss to Lincoln. Lee hits .350 with 4RBI for the Eagles in the tourney who win four games. Lee career included Carson Newman Eagle Scholar Award in 2016 & reached the NJCAA Final Four with Catawba Valley before transferring to CNU. Well done Mr. Lee, it’s been a pleasure. Lee went 1-3 with run scored for Carson Newman in 11-5 win over Tusculum in 2017 South Atlantic Tournament. Lee went 2-4, w/RBI for Carson Newman in their regular season finale win over Bluefield State. He went 2-3, with a walk for Carson Newman at Mars Hill. He was 2-3 with double in 16-2 destruction of Shorter & 6-for-7 this season vs the Hawks. Lee went 4-4, w/ RBI for Carson Newman in 11-4 win at Shorter. Lee goes 2-4 w/double for Carson Newman at Newberry. He slugged homers on consecutive days vs Saginaw with 3RBI. Lee goes 2-3 w/RBI for Carson Newman baseball in 10-8 loss to Tusculum. Lee  went 1-3, with double in Carson Newman baseball loss at #27-ranked N.Georgia. Lee starts in RF for the Eagles and records 3 putouts. Lee earned Carson Newman Eagle Scholar last season. The program recognizes academic achievements among student-athletes with GPA of 3.25 or higher. Mr. Lee, senior baseball star, will wear the Eagle Scholar insignia this season, to reward dedication to success in the classroom and on the field.

Teri Vereb (’82) amazing art selected for the Manhattan Art Institute “HERstory” 2017 Exhibit. See more of her impressive creations at

Taylor Coppedge (13) & Premier Athletics Supa Novaz finish 4th in the US at the Dance World Championships held in Orlando, FL. Supa, competes in the Open Coed Hip Hop class, earning 8th in the World. The team won the 2015 World title.

Trojan juniors Donovan Evans, Demetric Horton & Corey Marrow & their WCBA Blue team defeat Big Shots WV 83-75 in BigShotsNation Gold Championship. Evans scores 18 in the title game, Horton 14

Adaya Thorpe (’15) & the Carolina Phoenix blast Jacksonville Dixie Blues 54-0 to improve to 4-0. The 2016 Founders Bowl champions host Atlanta Phoenix May 6th at Northeast Guilford HS 6PM.

Iva Earley (’12) joins University of Miami in Coral Gables as their Assistant Director of Events and Operations. Miss Earley served her alma mater, NC State Athletics as a student trainer during her collegiate career. Congrats Miss Earley!!

Jaylon Lynn (’16) & Wake Tech golf claim 10th in their District Championship. Lynn shoots two-round 175 for 3rd place Wake Tech at the Sandhills Invitational hosted by Sandhills CC with Head Coach Gus Ulrich (’80) at CC of Whispering Pines. The Eagles finished 3rd.

Congratulations senior Dalton Counts recepient of the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award from the Bill Dooley Chapter. The NC State football commit is honored for academic achievement, school leadership and his athletic achievements.

Will Ramirez (’15) scores goals in each of his last two games for #3-ranked defending Region XI Champion Iowa Western. The Reivers took both matches in Chicago.

The Trojans send hearty congrats to Jack Thompson (’08) & his bride Paige. Wishing the couple many, many years of wedded bliss.

Mason Crawford (’16) & Juwan Manley (’16) & #2-ranked UNC Pembroke capture the 2017 Peach Belt Championship. Crawford runs 51.19 & Manley 51.79 in the 400m.  Manley records 50.21 in 400m, Crawford  50.55 for the Braves at the North Florida Invitational in Jacksonville. Manley ran 49.65 good for 3rd in 440m at the Florida DII Collegiate Invitational for UNC Pembroke track. Manley’s 4X400 relay team finishes 3rd with 3:21.60 and he registers a 22.30 in the 200m in the Daytona FL meet.

Lauren Ceyrolles 2014 Methodist CollegeLauren Ceyrolles (’14) & Methodist College win the Ithaca College Invitational, their 2nd tournament win this season. Ceyrolles two-round 164 was good for 7th individually.. The Monarchs won the Greensboro Invitational hosted by Greensboro College.  The Monarchs claim 4th place at the prestigious Callaway Gardens Collegiate Invitational in Pine Mountain GA. Ceyrolles cards two round 164 for 27th in season opener featuring the top 16 teams in the nation. Ceyrolles165 total for Methodist University golf, good for 18th at the General’s Invitational hosted by Washington & Lee University. The Monarchs finish 3rd as a team. The Monarchs captured their Methodist University Invitational team title. Ceyrolles finishes 7th for the Monarchs in very tough, windy & cold conditions in Fayetteville. Ceyrolles finished 5th at the Yellow Jacket Invitational in Montpelier VA. Ceyrolles shoots 78-78.

Manny Perez 2017 NC State soccerAll-American & NC State commit Emanuel Perez (’17) has been selected to the US U18 Men’s National Team playing in Trnava, Slovakia. Perez, 2016 All-American selection from the Capital Railhawks Academy has 8 goals in 24 games this season. Perez scores in Capital Area Railhawks Academy 5-0 win over IMG Academy in Bradenton FL. The Railhawks sweep their Florida weekend with 4-1 win over Chargers U-17/18. Perez records goals in both Capital Area Railhawks Academy weekend wins over Weston FC 5-0 & blast Kendall SC 9-2. He tallies a goal in the Railhawks 3-2 loss to league leader Atlanta United FC U-17/18. Perez earned 2016 NSCAA Youth Boys All-America Team honors. Perez goal salvages 1-1 tie for the Railhawks vs Chargers Soccer Club U-17/18 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Railhawks down Carolina Rapids 4-0 to open their season. Perez was named Player of the Year in U.S. Soccer Development Academy East Conference Under-15/16s after his superb season with Capital Area RailHawks Academy.

DeKamren Mitchell (’16) has joined Bridgewater College football. Mitchell joins Trojan alum Stephen Moore (’16) on the Eagles after a season with MEAC Champion NC Central.

Dr. Mitch Butler (’93) performs with the ECU Jazz Ensemble Friday night April 21st at Wright Auditorium in Greenville.

Senior Trey Capps  earns the Championship title of the 7th Annual ACC Junior Amateur Golf Tournament. Held at Finley Golf Club, Capps posted two round total of 143 for the title. Capps earned the 2017 Winternational Junior Series Player of the Year. Capps teamed with Trojan teammate Daniel Barbare captured the two-man Winternational Junior Series with 144 for 4-shot win at Pinehurst Capps claimed the Junior Winternationals Event 4 at Pinehurst No. 8. Capps shoots two-round total 163 for four stroke win

Joseph Prater IV (’08) joins Charter Communications as Manager of Government Affairs in Washington, DC. A 2012 NC State graduate & football lettermen, Mr. Prater earned Masters in Public Policy and Public Adminstration and previously served North Carolina Department of Public Safety as their Congressional & Intergovernmental Liaison.

vince-jefferies-2013-florida-amVincent Jefferies (13) throws two TD’s in Florida A&M spring football game, leading his squad to 28-0 win. Jefferies second season with the Rattlers after transferring from Santa Rosa JC. Jefferies directed the game-winning drive in Florida A&M 19-14 win over Savannah State.. Jefferies was 3-for-4 passing for 40 yards, rushing for 22 yards on two carries. A&M fell 20-17 to Tuskegee in the 5th Quarter Classic played in Mobile AL. Jefferies 2-for-3 passing for the Rattlers. Jefferies signs with the Rattlers after leading Santa Rosa JC to a 7-3 record in his ten games at QB with 1,920 yards passing & 12 TDs plus 4 rushing scores. Jefferies is the Trojans all-time winningest QB, 3-year 40-5 record led the Trojans to a 4A runner-up season in 2011 & Eastern final last season.

David Hamilton (’15) runs 51.04 in the 400m for UNC Charlotte at their 49er Invitational. Hamilton posts 23.43 in the 200m for the 49ers. Hamilton ran 50.88 for UNC Charlotte track at Bill Carson Invitational in Greenville. Hamilton ran 52.87 in the 400m for UNC Charlotte track at the JDL Camel City Invitational in Winston-Salem. Hamilton ran 51.72 in the 400m for UNC Charlotte track at the Thundering Herd Open hosted by Marshall University. Hamilton ran 1.09.25 in the 500m for UNC Charlotte at the Virginia Tech Invitational.

Congratulations to Coach Jason Boyette (’96) & his beautiful wife Alex on the arrival of baby Jayce on April 13th. Our future Trojan weighes in at 5lb 6oz but glad to report Mommy, baby Jayce and Coach Boyette are doing well!

Alyssa D'Arco 2013, MeredithAlyssa D’Arco (’13) & Meredith fall to Huntingdon in the USA South Tournament. The East Division Champions are eliminated after a school record 28 wins this season. Miss D’Arco’s outstanding collegieate career ends with loss. Best wishes on your next endeavor, your Trojan family certainly knows you will be a success!. D’Arco got a Senior Day sweep for Meredith Avenging Angels softball 2-1 & 5-0 over Mary Baldwin. Miss D’Arco earned USA South All-Academic honors in 2016 and hit two homers. She hit .342 in her sophomore season with a .474 slugging percentage and received USA South All-Sportsmanship honors. She was 1-3, w/double for Meredith in 2-1 win over Saint Andrews. The Avenging Angels sweep the doubleheader. She had a 2-RBI double in Meredith 7-3 win at the D9 Cirtus Classic in Kissimmee FL over Emerson, The Avenging Angels beat #12 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 9-5 in their nightcap. 

Congrats to Nickalus (’09) & Alexis Rae Schmitt on the arrival of Nixon Cash Schmitt. Our future Trojan weighes in at 7lb 2oz. Reports are Mommy, Daddy and baby Nixon are doing well!

Congratulations to Tylor Whitley (’17) on signing with Missouri University of Science and Technology golf. Miss Whitley is a member of Coach Connie Barnes 6-time GNRC champion Trojans & 3-time All-Conference selection, representing Garner twice in the NCHSAA 4A Championship tournament.

Anthony Darius Blaylock (’84) & his 1987 CIAA Champion Winston-Salem State teammates honored on 30th Anniversary of their title. Blaylock is a member of the WSSU Hall of Fame after his NFL career with Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers, & Chicago Bears

Joshua Talamantes (’16)  runs 16:38.25 in the 5000m running unattached at the Campbell Invitational. He ran 16:41.42 in 5000m at Charlotte 49er Classic. Talamantes, a member of the Wake Tech Cross Country, is running unattached

Courtney Barbour (’14) 1-2 for William Peace University in their 2-0 win over Methodist. The Pacers sweep the doubleheader for their 7th win in 8 games. Barbour goes 2-4, w/RBI in William Peace 7-0 win over NC Wesleyan. Barbour goes 2-2, RBI for William Peace in 13-1 win vs Agnes Scott College. The Pacers sweep the DH, host Weslyan College Sunday for two starting at 1PM for their PINK Game for Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser. Barbour goes 2-2 for William Peace University at Meredith with Alyssa D’Arco (’13) The Avenging Angels take both ends of the DH rescheduled from March 15th

Coach Quintin Austin‘s (’01) Carolina United AAU take the Championship of “No Bullies Just Ball” Bond Skills Tournament in Winston Salem. His AAU boys squad with Sal-Bey Young (’18) finish second at the Tournament in Winston-Salem.

Colin Pippin (’16)  goes 1-1, w/sacrifice & pitched an inning of scoreless relief for Saint Augustine vs Winston-Salem State. Same two teams DH Sunday 1PM (weather permitting). Pippin pitched two innings of scoreless relief for Saint Augustine at Virginia State. Pippin 2Ks for the Falcons who split their doubleheader. Same two teams Sunday for two starting at 1PM. Pippin went 3-4 with 4RBI for Saint Augustine at Lincoln (Pa). Pippin’s 9th inning K nails down the save for Saint Augustine in 7-3 win over William Peace. Pippin relieves with the bases full and but gets the big strikeout to preserve the Falcons win.. Pippin pitches an inning of scoreless relief for Saint Augustine in their doubleheader split at Benedict College. Pippin pitched 1-2/3 innings of relief to close a good day for St. Aug’s with a double header sweep 13-1 and 13-4 against Claflin University. Pippin pitches 3.1 innings of scoreless relief for the win for Saint Augustine vs UVA-Wise played in Cary. Pippin recorded an inning of relief & pinch-hit in game two for the Falcons opening DH vs the Cavaliers. Pippin pitches 0.1 innings of scoreless relief for Saint Augustine baseball in their season opening DH at Barton. Pippin records a perfectly executed sacrifice for the Falcons pinch-hitting.

Sarah Schindler (’15) Gavin Barbour (’16) & talented ECU Cheer squad finish 2nd in the National Collegiate Cheer Championships. Congrats to The Pirates for their achievement!

Congratulations to Donna Tart Dyer (’76) on her retirement after 28 years of service to our WCPSS students. Enjoy your next chapter and thanks from thousands of students and parents

A VERY Happy 37th Anniversary to Tony​ (’77) & Michelle Forbes Howell​ (’78). The Trojans send best wishes to our wonderful alums for many, many more years together

Nolan Myers (’16) & Charlotte lacrosse garner the 22-4 win at Wofford and down Davidson 18-4 for their third straight win. Charlotte blasts Emory 16-2. The 49ers edged 11-10 by The Citadel.

Tucker Dupree 2007 Olympic swimmer2017 Hall of Fame inductee Tucker Dupree (’07) claims the 50m backstroke in 30.90 at the 2017 Speedo Can Am Paraswimming Championships in Windsor, Canada. Dupree 2-for-2 in his events at the elite competition after taking the 100m backstroke. Dupree earned bronze in the 100m backstroke at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. Dupree records 24.49 in his 50m finals and reached the finals in the 100m butterfly as well. Dupree posts 1:01.04 for his 4th Paralympic medal after earning a silver and two bronze in London 2012. He recorded 24.03 for a New American record in the 50m freestyle & won his class with 1:02.05 in the 100m backstroke at the 2016 US Paralympic Trials in Charlotte. Dupree earns his 3rd US team berth. Dupree claimed  golds in the 100m backstroke & 50m freestyle at the 2016 Caixa Loterias Swimming Open Championship in Rio de Janeiro. Dupree earned silver earlier in 100m butterfly the international competition, the first ever Paralympic test for Team USA at the Olympic venue. Dupree was featured in Swimming World Magazine. Dupree, holder of two world records, nine Pan-American records and 43 American records, is an elite ambassador for Lululemon Athletica, and Dolfin Pro swimwear.

Visit Josh Young (’06) at his new shop, J Mack Salon and Barber at 458 McLemore Road in Clayton.  Our Trojan can take care of the whole family.

Support Zach Kelly (’07) in his 2017 YMCA Golf Marathon. Tax deductible donations for the May 8th fundraiser can be sent to “YMCA of the Triangle” mailed to: First Citizens Bank, c/o Zach Kelly, 3402 Kildare Farm Road, Cary, NC 27518

A very happy 46th anniversary to Jimmy & Donna Dale Norris (’69). Wishing the happy couple AT LEAST 46 more years of wedded bliss

Congratulations Dillon Creech (’09) & Justine Gaudet on the arrival of beautiful Annalise Rose Creech. Just a little late but reports are Mommy, baby Annalise and Daddy are all doing well

Jesse Osterhoudt (’12) defending UCFL champion East Carolina Rams blast Rockingham Golden Bears 44-2 in UCFL action. The Rams at Jacksonville Crusaders April 1st

Cody Jones (’16) & #4-ranked Tennessee Wesleyan take 2 of 3 in their series vs St Andrews. The Bulldogs vs Milligan next weekend for 3 games starting Friday 3PM. TWU claimed their home opener 4-3 over Auburn Univ-Montgomery. TWU blast #6 Lindsey Wilson 13-4 at NAIA Southeastern Challenge at Faulkner College in Montgomery AL. The Bulldogs drop their earlier game Saturday vs #12 Saint Thomas in the tournament of top-ranked college programs.

sarah-dancausse-2016-unc-club-soccerSarah Dancausse (’16) & #3 ranked UNC Club soccer down Pfieffer 2-0 & Catawba College 4-1 to open their spring season 3-0. The Heels were 21-2-1 and National runner-up in their Fall season.

A Happy 32nd Anniversary to Randy (’78) & Cindy Scarboro Batten (’78). The Trojans wish at least 32 more years of wedded bliss to our wonderful alums

Join Lisa Harty Nickalson (’80) & “The Todd Squad” for the Angels Among Us walk for the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke. The team of Trojan alums 6th consecutive walk in memory of Todd Harty (’78) Saturday, April 29th at Duke Medical Center Campus. DONATE online! Great community service Trojans!

Our very favorite USMC Captain Trey Grissom (’07) featured on “Authentic Athletes” podcast. Former Navy teammate Greg Jones program provides listeners with fun, motivating, and educational experiences directly from college and professional athletes with life lessons learned throughout their career.

A very happy 37th Anniversary to Steven (’79) & Regina Sharp (’79). The Trojans wish our terrific alums many, many more years of happiness!

Riley Gallaher (’11) is your Preferred Wealth Advisor at BB&T. The MBA graduate from Campbell previously served in the bank’s trust department before his latest promotion. Contact our Trojan alum for your financial needs.

Jesse Osterhoudt (’12) & East Carolina Rams blast the Carolina Seminoles 59-8 in NDFL play. The Rams open their season 2-0

Congratulations to senior Alex Reed and junior KD Burt named to NCBCA All-District Basketball team for District 5. The tandem led Garner to 27-3 season and the 3rd round of the NCHSAA 4A playoffs.

See Regional Director Robert Brewer (’09) for tickets for The Fallen Outdoors North Carolina Annual Banquet 2017 April 22nd at The Farm Entertainment Venue in Selma. The evening includes dinner, drinks and a variety of raffles. Proceeds support their mission providing our military families hunting excursions across the nation and thank them for their service to our country.

kyrece-mills-2014-cowley-collegeKyrece Mills (’14) & Cowley College fall in the Region VI Tournament to Barton County 76-69. Mills has 4 rebounds and two points for the Tigers who season ends with the loss.. Mills scores 14 points in Cowley College 92-50 win over Northwest Kansas Tech in their tourney opener. Mills has 6 rebounds, steal and assist. Mills led Cowley College with 17 points in 86-81 OT loss vs Barton County. Mills has 5 rebounds & a steal for the Tigers. Mills scored a career high 28 points, 13 rebounds leads Cowley College to exciting 80-78 win at Pratt. Mills has 4 assists, 3 steals for the Tigers. Mills led the Tigers with 16 points & 9 rebounds at Hutchinson.

Acclaimed gospel singer Mary D. Williams (’79) will be featured on “The State of Things” on WUNC Monday at noon. Ms. Williams, Adjunct Professor at Duke University, recent release “It’s Time” with her initial release “Blood Done Sign My Name” available at

Khayani Chandler 2014 Francis MarionKhayani Chandler (’14) scores 14 points for Francis Marion in Peach Belt Conference Tourney loss to top-seed Columbus State University at Lander Univ. Chandler needs just 22 points next season to reach 1,000 career points. Chandler scores 15 to lead Francis Marion 83-64 over N.Georgia in PBC Quarterfinals. She scores 18 in 68-52 win at UNC Pembroke for the Patriots 8th straight wins. Chandler hit the game-winning shot with 17 seconds for Francis Marion in 64-63 win over Armstrong State. She scored game-high 29 points in Francis Marion narrow 76-70 loss to USC Aiken. dler The Patriots 24-8 last season and reached the NCAA DII Elite 8.

Tina Parsons (’90) invites you to Aloha Shave Ice Fuquay March 1st, ahead of their opening for the season April 1st

Congratulations to Tom Inscoe (’73) & Ronnie Adams (’84) on their selection to the 2016 USSSA Hall of Fame. Our outstanding alumni softball players and coaches, with Inscoe serving also as umpire, will be inducted in ceremonies Saturday evening. Well done Trojans!.


Two-time NC Athletic Trainer of the Year Mike Guerrero (’82) recognized at the NC Museum of History Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Display. “G” is a member of the NC Sports Hall of Fame & the Shrine Bowl Hall of Fame. The display opens Sunday, February 26 at 1:00 pm and will be featured through April 16, 2017

Nyheim Hines (’15) Nyheim Hines (’15) runs 10.57 in the 100m for NC State track at the Gamecock Invitational in Columbia. Hines records top 6 finishes in the ACC in 60m & the 200m. Hines runs 6.81 in the 60m & 21.68 in the 200m finals at South Bend.. Nyah Hines (’15) records 9.08 at the conference championships and 9.02 60m hurdles for NC State track at the Tiger Paw Invitational at Clemson. All-American Nyheim runs 6.78 in 60m & Nyah 8.91 in the 60m hurdles and 7.98 in 60m for NC State Track at the Bob Pollock Invite at Clemson. Miss Hines ran 9.04 finals in 60m hurdles for NC State track at Carolina Open in their spring opener.

Larry Richardson 2012 CIAA Tournament 2015Larry Richardson (’12) & CIAA South Division champion Shaw upset at the CIAA Tournament 56-49 vs Fayetteville State in the quarterfinals. Richardson scores 7 but sees a stellar Bears career end with 1,364 points as a 4-year letterman and Shaw first division title since 2001. Richardson scored 20 for Shaw in 73-63 win at Fayetteville State. Richardson has four rebounds. Richardson scored game high 24 with 5 consecutive 3-pointers in Shaw win over Winston-Salem State, with Julius Barnes (’15). Richardson earns CIAA Player of the Week honors after career-high 35 points, including 8-for-11 from the three-point line in the win over Morris & led all scorers with 21 points in wins over Morehouse & 12 vs Clayton State.. Richardson career high 35 points came in Shaw 103-73 season opening win over Morris. Richardson earned preseason CIAA honors in 2015 and scored 13.7 ppg, shooting 34.7% from the arc. Richardson recorded his 1,000th career point for Shaw in their 88-78 Livingstone in their “Coaches vs Cancer” Game last season.

julius-barnes-2015-wssuJulius Barnes (’15) & 3rd-seed Winston-Salem State drop their CIAA Tournament opener to Virginia State University. Barnes 4 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists for the Rams. WSSU won 117-109 in OT vs Johnston C Smith. Barnes scores 10, with 4 assists, 2 rebounds & 2 steals. Barnes scores 12 for Winston-Salem State in 76-65 Senior Day win over Fayetteville St. Barnes led the Rams with 18 in narrow 83-82 loss at Virginia Union. Barnes starts and records 4 steals, 4 assists, and 3 rebounds for the Rams. Barnes steal with 11 seconds to go and converts both FTs for 82-79 lead but the Panthers hit a 3 and fouled with 01 for the win. scores 3 with 2 assists & rebound in Winston-Salem State loss at Fairmont State. 

A very happy 26th Anniversary to WC (’85) & Cindy Hudson (’87). The Trojans send best wishes for many, many more years of happiness to our terrific alums

Congratulations to Meredith Lindsay Wood (’09) and her husband Tyler on the arrival of Grayson Thomas Wood. Our future Trojan came in a husky 8lbs and 21 inches long and Mommy, Daddy and baby Wood are doing well.

A very happy 31st Anniversary to Kerry (’79) & Kimberly Bennett Cross(’82). Wishing our wonderful alums many, many more years of wedded bliss

andrew-abrom-2016-pitt-ccAndrew Abrom (’16)  leads Pitt CC with 15 points at Patrick Henry CC in 83-77 loss. Abrom snags 5 rebounds and a steal in the Bulldogs first loss in 7 games. They finish their regular season Saturday at Louisburg. Abrom had a team-high 13pts, 12 rebounds in Pitt CC 101-64 win at Guilford Tech. Abrom records his 5th double-double of the season for the Bulldogs in their 6th straight win. He tallied career high 26pts 12reb 5 assists for Pitt CC in 111-98 win over Pasco-Hernando State College. Abrom led Pitt CC with 21 points and 6 rebounds in their 101-81 win at Lenior CC. Abrom had 10pt/11rebound double-double in Pitt CC 103-95 win over Guilford Technical Community College. Abrom records his second double-double in a row with 2 assists, a steal and a block for the Bulldogs.  He had 12 points 12 rebounds for Pitt CC in their 69-69 win over Montgomery College (MD)

Niki Mumphery (’15) & Methodist College fall to Greensboro in their USA South Tournament opener in Danville VA. Mumphery scores 6 with 5 rebounds for the Monarchs who season ends.. Mumphery has a team-high 5 assists for Methodist College vs NC Wesleyan. Mumphery scores 3 for UM. Mumphery starts and scores 6 with 5 rebounds in Methodist College 52-44 win at Meredith.

Jill Cottengim (’88) invites her hometown to 20th Relay For Life of Garner April 28-29th at Lake Benson Park. Under Ms Cottengim’s direction Garner has raised $2.5 million for the American Cancer Society

Alisha Josey (’16) goes 1-3 w/RBI in App State softball 9-2 win over Maryland-Baltimore County to conclude their weekend at Aggie Invitational. Josey had 2 hits vs Valpo in their early Sunday game which was called at 6-6 tie on time limit. The Mountaineers play at North Carolina A&T Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at 3 p.m. Josey goes 5-11 with 3 RBI for Appalachian State softball at Aggie Invitational. She went 3-5 with 3RBI for App State softball in 11-3 win over NC A&T. Josey hitting .368. Saturday vs UMBC 9AM and Howard 1PM. Josey’s RBI single in their last at-bat gives App State softball the walk-off 2-1 win over George Mason at the Jacksonville River City Leadoff. Josey goes 2-4, with the game-winning RBI. For the weekend, she hits 4-for-10, with her first collegiate home run and 2RBI for the Mountaineer.

Garner Class of 1961 enjoyed their 55th reunion at Raleigh Country Club

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Congratulations to Jeremy Walton (’02) and his beautiful wife Emily on the arrival of their new son today. Mommy, Daddy and big sister and our future Trojan are doing well.

Evan Pierce (’12) is the Coordinator of Corporate Partnerships & Creative Services at Charlotte Hornets. Mr. Pierce, a graduate of NC State University in Sports Management, joins the Hornets after working with the North Carolina FC as Manager of group sales. Congrats Mr. Pierce!

Taylor Stephens (’13) & Brunswick CC drop two at USC-Lancaster in their season opener. Dolphins vs ECU Club in their home opener Sat, Feb 18th, DH starts at noon.

Zack Leischner (’16) & swims 22.19 in 50y freestyle for defending champion Birmingham-Southern College swimming at the South Atlantic Association Championships. Leischner’s 200y records 1:27.93 and 400y freestyle relay swims 3:39.34. Leischner swims six events for Birmingham-Southern College at the 7th Annual Berry College Viking Invite in Rome, Ga. Leischner’s 200y medley relay finishes 3rd with 1:43.07, 4th in 100y breaststroke with 1:06 & 200y freestyle relay takes 4th with 1:32.79. He swims 23.32 50y freestyle, 51.31 100y freestyle & his 400yard freestyle relay posts 3:30.99 in the two day event. His 200yard freestyle relay team with the win for Birmingham-Southern College swimming vs Sewanee/West Florida. Leischner records 23.46 for 3rd in 50y freestyle, 55.25 in 100y freestyle & 200yard medley relay places 2nd for the Panthers. Leischner records 51.81 in 100m freestyle for Birmingham-Southern College Swimming in their win over Berry College and Loyola University. His 400m relay claims 4th & 400m medley relay 5th.

Jacob BowesJacob Bowes (’12) featured by Triangle Business Journal. Mr. Bowes, a graduate of NC State University in civil engineering, works with McKim & Creed as an engineer intern, focusing on civil / site engineering and construction administration. Mr Bowes served as a Chancellor’s Aide at State, serving as University Rep at functions and events.

Hearty congrats to Colby Holloway (’07) & Brittany Thress on the arrival of Kennedy Alexander Holloway. Our future Lady Trojan checked at this morning at 6 pounds 10 oz. We are pleased to report Mommy, baby and Daddy are doing well.

Davon Newton (’16) scores 13 in his start for Kilgore College vs Trinity Valley Community College. Newton has 4 rebounds, two assists and two steals for the Rangers. Newton scored 16 in Kilgore College 77-73 win Bossier Parrish Community College. Newton scores 11 for Kilgore College in 66-57 at Lamar State College. Newton led Kilgore with 17 in 91-59 win over Houston CC. He had 15 points for Kilgore in 86-56 win over CYM Prep. Newton adds 3 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 assists.

Trojan alum Samone Oates-Bullock featured for her volunteer work with two different local organizations as a role model for Durham and Chapel Hill youth while attending UNC-Chapel Hill

Vinese Judd Cates (’07) is a teacher in Mecklenburg County and Real Estate Broker with Keller Williams in the Charlotte area. Ms. Cates is 2011 graduate of Hampton University in finance.

Alan Robinson (’15) & Wake Tech baseball sweep NC State club team 7-1 & 12-2. Same two teams Sunday, DH starts at noon

Support Thomas Paul Mitchell (’85) campaign to raise funds for pitching machine to assist in the development of our Garner youth players improving their hitting and fielding techniques.

Juwan Manley (’16) records a 51.94 & Mason Crawford (’16) 52.22 in the 400m for UNC Pembroke track at the Buccaneer Track & Field Invitational at East Tennessee State. Our Braves each record their personal best times at the meet which continues through Saturday.

Lee Montgomery (’84) joins John Force Racing. Montgomery, 1990 NC State grad, will handle social media and marketing of the Force Team drivers and the website. Montgomery has worked in NHRA the last six seasons, leading media and public relations efforts for two-time Pro Stock champion Erica Enders, the Morgan Lucas Racing team and driver Richie Crampton, as well as several others.

parrish-tinsley-2015-cape-fear-community-collegeParrish Tinsley (’15)  Nick Kuhns (’16) & Cape Fear Community College top their school record in 130-94 win over Isaiah Christopher Academy. Tinsley records 7 points with 3 rebounds as the Sea Devils improve to 18-3. Cape Fear Community College improve to 13-2 with school record 143-91 demolition of Port City Prep. Tinsley has 6 rebounds, 4 pts and 2 blocks as all 11 Sea Devils get in the scoring column. Tinsley scores 12 with 12 rebounds for Cape Fear CC in 129-80 destruction of Fayetteville Tech. Tinsley records his first career double-double in his first start of the season, with 3 blocks, an assist and scored 10pts w/8 rebounds in Cape Fear Community College 123-77 destruction of Wake Tech. The Dolphins were 23-7 last season reaching the Region X title game.

Elizabeth Stevens Edwards (’08) is a Marriage & Family Therapist, specializing working with anxiety, depression, pre-marital couples, ADHD, oppositional defiance, family cohesion, and adjustment and transition stresses. She is certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator who enjoys working with pre-marital couples and married couples looking to enrich their marriages.

Congratulations Kelsey Meagan Ewert (’11) accepted at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Miss Ewert will be studying on-camera acting techniques, improvisation, movement, voice, and audition techniques. The acclaimed singer-actress is a 2015 graduate of Appalachian State University in Communications. Well done Miss Ewert!

LeGrant Taylor (’86) & his incredible Art By LeGrant featured in “Art at GPAC” video series. Taylor received silver ribbon at the N.C. State Fair Professional Artists Competition

Former GPD Lt. Bob Stevens (’79) has been appointed to the National Child Passenger Safety Board. Stevens is the state’s Law Enforcement Liaison for the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. Stevens served for thirty years as a law enforcement officer with the Garner NC Police, supervising the Traffic Division. The program is used to train and certify child passenger safety technicians and instructors.

USMC Captain Trey Grissom (’07) served in the Presidential Joint Task Force at the Presidential Inauguration. He currently is assigned to the Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., the oldest active post in the Marine Corps. The storied post was founded in 1801 by President Thomas Jefferson and Lt. Col. William Ward Burrows, the second commandant of the Marine Corps. Captain Grissom led his platoon as part of the presidential escort for the 58th presidential inauguration.

Patrick Stephenson (’09) joins ROI Revolution, Inc as Social Media Advertising Analyst. The Raleigh firm is a retail-focused online advertising agency, manage advertising for 290+ clients spread out among 7 countries. Stephenson is 2013 graduate of NC State University. He previously served as Director of Marketing for the NCHSAA..

James Johnson 2014 NCCUJay Johnson (’14) & NC Central track 4x400m relay captures the Captain’s Invitational hosted by Christopher Newport with a time of 3:31.29. Johnson records 52.45 in the 400m & his 4X200 relay 1:33.76 good for 2nd for the Eagles.. Johnson ran 52.45 in 400m for NC Central indoor track good for 10th in the UNCG Early Bird Duals. His 4X400 relay team records 3:31.65 for 9th. Johnson runs 32:32.54 for NC Central cross-country at the MEAC Championships in Smyrna DE. NCCU finishes 9th in the conference on the 8K course.. He records 32:08.5 in the Great American XC Festival 8K for NC Central cross country.. Johnson runs 41:47.45 in the 8K for NC Central cross-country at Greensboro Invitational. Johnson runs 38:08 good for 20th for NC Central Cross Country at the 8th Annual Elon Invitational.

jashaun-smith-2016-longwoodFormer Trojan JaShaun Smith (’16) & Longwood drop their Big South matchup at Liberty. Smith scores 4 with 3 rebounds, a block, a steal, a block and an assist for the Lancers who complete their regular season vs Charleston Southern Saturday 2PM. Smith had 6points, 2 boards for Longwood University at Charleston Southern. Smith records a steal and a block. Smith led  Longwood at Ball State with 4 blocks & records 9pts with 4 rebounds vs Texas A&M. Smith has 7pts/3reb for Longwood University in 86-80 win over Dartmouth. Smith is a perfect 2-2 from the floor and 2-2 FTs to go with 2 blocks and an assist for the Lancers

Andy Lancaster (’84) appointed to Tryon Palace Commission and Statewide Impaired Driving Task Force Board of Directors. Lancaster is Vice President for Advocacy for McGuireWoods Consulting 

USMC Second Lt. Eric Templeton (’08) promoted to Company Executive Officer for 3rd Battalion 8th Marines. Lt Templeton is 2013 graduate of NC State University, attending with his beautiful bride Camry Curtis Templeton (’07). A very happy 2nd Anniversary to The Templetons last August.

Mason Crawford (’16) records 53.35 & Juwan Manley (’16) 53.38 in 400m for UNC Pembroke at the Art & Linda Maillet Open in Chapel Hill. Crawford records 24.13 in the 200m in the Braves season opening meet

Captain Trey Grissom (’07) represented the US Marine Corp at The Armed Forces Farewell Tribute to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in a ceremony at Joint Base Myer – Henderson Hall.

Taylor Williams (’13) joins the Carolina Hurricanes in their marketing department. Miss Williams is a senior communications major at NC State after earning All-GNRC cheerleading honors at GMHS.

Congrats to Austin Gulley (’08) and his beautiful wife Hope on the arrival of Ellaphair Wray Gulley born Thursday morning. Very best wishes to The Gulleys and our future Lady Trojan!

nick-kuhns-2016-newberry-collegeNick Kuhns (’16) will transfer to Cape Fear CC after one season with the Newberry Wolves. Kuhns led the 2015 Trojans to the NCHSAA title & posted 8.2ppg/4.5 assists per game for the 2016 Final 4 team that culminated a 74-12 varsity career record.

Conner Kocher (19′) & Red Devils U15 Lacrosse national team claim 3rd place at Dicks Sporting Goods National Championships in Tampa, FL. RDU wins 7-6 in the consolation game of the prestigious tourney of teams across the US

Brandon Sanders 1998 FSU CoachAsst Coach Brandon Sanders (’98)  & #11 ranked Florida State take the Orange Bowl Championship upset over #6 Michigan 33-32. Congrats to Coach Sanders and the Noles who finish 10-3 with a senior class that won a school record 59 games. The Noles rallied for 45-34 win over #11 Ole Miss in Orlando. The Seminoles trailed 28-6 before mounting the comeback to open their season 1-0 after graduating a senior class in 2015 that won a school record 49 games. Sanders is in his 4th season with FSU as Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Mark L Glover (’81) novel “Deadly Dose” is available on Amazon along with his other works “Time Gone By” and “The Road Ahead”

Nyheim Hines 2015 NC StateNyheim Hines (’15) 100-yard kick return TD seals the Independence Bowl Championship for NC State in 41-17 win over Vanderbilt. Hines records 119 return yards with 69 receiving yards on six catches and four yards rushing on one carry in the final game of his sophomore year. Hines recorded 29 rushing yards, 23 return yards for NC State in 28-21 win at UNC-Chapel Hill. Hines adds 13 receiving yards for the Wolfpack. Hines had a career high 124 receiving yards for NC State in 24-20 loss to #22 Florida State. He recorded 189 return yards in NC State 54-13 loss at #7 Louisville. He recorded 95 return yards, 33 receiving & 22 rushing in 33-30 loss at ECU. Hines earned All-American with the ACC Champion NC State 4X100 relay team at the 2016 NCAA Track Championship. The Pack posts 39.48 in the finals after a PR 39.11 in their heat, just .04 off the school record..The Wolfpack ran 39.42 to take the ACC title. Hines posts 10.42 in the 100m finals for State good for 5th and All-ACC Honors. Hines earned Freshman All-American for Wolfpack football this season. His 791 kick return yards led all freshmen & ranked 9th in the NCAA. Hines was named Honorable Mention All-ACC in 2015 as well.

Congratulations Carl Hardee (’78) on his retirement from Raleigh Fire Department. Hardee was honored by his colleagues at luncheon Dec. 19th for his 30 years of service to the department and the City of Raleigh. The Trojans send best wishes for a looooooong and prosperous retirement.

A very happy wedding day to Jordan Mark Young (’08) & Casey Story (’11). The Trojans wish many, many years of happiness to our terrific alums and hope it is a beautiful day

trey-capps-2017Kayla Ward & Trey Capps sweep the TYGA ” Toys for Tots” Golf Tournament at Prestonwood GC. Ward shoots 79, Capps cards a 74 to take medalist honors. Senior Capps (’17)  78-78 good for second at the Pinehurst Winternationals played on historic #2. Capps, a 2016 Winternational Junior Series All-American, next series event in on Pinehurst #8 Jan. 7-8th. Capps is All-GNRC and GMHS Team MVP in 2015. Ward is 3-time GNRC Golfer of the Year, repeating for Coach Barnes 7-time champions this fall.

Anna Bennett (’16) is serving a Global Gap year, for community service in Myanmar (Southeast Asia), living at a Christian minority Orphanage. Donations are welcomed to assist the children with necessary materials in order to create and share various traditions, holidays and fun activities. Miss Bennett earned the UNC Global Gap Scholarship from the UNC, deferring her freshman year at UNC Chapel Hill to the Fall 2017. Wonderful service Miss Bennett, your Trojan family wishes you safe travels.

Samuel Lee Meyer 1993 USMC Special Assistant to the PresidentUSMC Lieutenant Colonel Lee Meyer (’92) received the Meritous Service Medal from the President of the United States for his service as Commander of Marines Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167 at the Marine Corps Air Station in New River. o . Lt. Col. Meyer has served as Special assistant to the President, honoring recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor. We thank him for his courageous service to our country

Trojan Hall of Fame inductee Tim Stevens (’70) wins two awards from the NC Society of Historians for his musical “More Than A Name.” The play which featured many Garner alumni, recounts lives of prominent citizens from our hometown. The presentation at the Garner Performing Arts Center was hugely successful, a follow-up to his acclaimed “War At Your Door,” a historical musical about Garner and its people during World War II. It is a story of heroism, tragedy, sacrifice and love with many Garner alumni involved in the directing, art and performances.

teri-vereb-1982-designsbyteriEthereal Dream” the latest creation by Teri Vereb (’82) available thru Dec. 18th. Visit to view and purchase the extraordinary works of our fine arts major from UNC current home gallery in Novato CA where she directs a co-op Gallery of local artists and facilitate classes and workshops for adults and children.

Dominique Reed 2012 Mount OliveDominique Reed (‘12) & Moncton Miracles open their 2016-2017 training camp on December 14th at Crandall University in advance of their sixth season in the National Basketball League of Canada. Reed was the 2nd round draft pick out of Mount Olive where he earned two-time All-Carolinas Conference honors for the Trojans.

Mary K Jacob (’10) is a news editor at BuzzFeed. After graduatiing from NYU, Miss Jacob has been a reporter with ABC, ESPN with several digital media outlets. She currently lives in New York.

Jonathan Rand (’05) & Parker Rand (’14) opening night of the 42nd Annual Theater In the Park production of “A Christmas Carol” at Raleigh’s Duke Energy Center beginning Dec. 7th. The Christmas classic continues through Dec. 11th

Congrats to Lane Perkinson (’19) & his U15 CASL Black team on their Generations Adidas Cup Super Group championship in Georgia this weekend. Well done, Mr. Perkinson

Sammy Hudson (’91) is the Executive Director of The Refuge located in Green County, NC. The Refuge is raising money to send under privilege kids to Christian camp for a week. Our alumni family at Garner United Methodist Church Youth Group under the direction of Jim Kelly (’79) is a major sponsor of the camp and thanks you for your #GivingTuesday support is appreciated! Learn more and donate online: The Refuge Rocks Challenge

Safe travels to USMC SSG Zach Penny (’03) as he leaves his beautiful family including Trojan Cheer Coach Ashley Castles Penny (’03) and our hometown to complete his 5th deployment. The Trojans extend our appreciation for his service & prayers for a safe return.

Paul Cox (’73) retires after 28 years of service to our hometown. Mr Cox has served 12 years as the Head of Public Works for Town of Garner. Very best wishes for a long & prosperous retirement to our Trojan alum.

demetrius-fairley-2012-nc-atDemetrius Fairley (’12) Sean Davis (’16) & #17 NC A&T drop their NCAA FCS Playoff opener at Richmond. The Aggies year ends at 9-3, 7-1 MEAC.. NC A&T stay unbeaten in the MEAC 6-0 with 30-20 win over SC State.  Fairley (’12) 20 yard TD in #18 NC A&T Homecoming win over Florida A&M w/ Vince Jefferies (’13). Fairley has 32 yards rushing for the Aggies. NC A&T blast Norfolk St 35-0 on ESPNU. Fairley piled up 71 yards on just five carries for NC A&T in their loss at Tulsa.

A very Happy 23rd Anniversary to Shawn (’85) & Chris Kieft (’85). Hope our dedicated volunteer alums have a fantastic day. 

Zach Leischner (’16) swims 50.17 in the 100m freestyle & 1:03.27 in the 100m breaststroke for Birmingham-Southern College at the 13th IUPUI House of Champions. The Panthers complete their competition Sunday. Leischner swims 22.66 50m & his 200m relay team 1:30.33 at day one of the prestigious meet.

D’Andre Ellis (’11) & DeKamren Mitchell (’16) & #20 NC Central claim the MEAC Championship with 42-21 win over #9 NC A&T w/ Demetrius Fairley (’12) & Sean Davis (’16) in the Annual Aggie-Eagle Classic. The Eagles (9-2, 8-0 in the MEAC) clinch their berth in the Army Reserve Celebration Bowl. The Aggies first loss in the conference (9-2, 7-1)

Alexis Eaddy (’15) graduates from her Leadership Fellows Program at UNC Charlotte. Miss Eaddy will be playing for the 49ers inaugural golf team this spring.

Warren Messer 2015 ElonWarren Messer (’15) season ends with 66 tackles, 3rd on the Elon defense despite playing 8 games. Messer has  5 defensive stops & pass defense in Elon Senior Day loss to Rhode Island. Messer had six stops, including one tackle for loss for Elon in 23-6 loss at Towson. Messer had a game high 14 tackles for Elon in their loss at Albany on American Sports Network. He records a sack and two tackles for loss. He recorded with game-high vs #6 Richmond (10) & New Hampshire (11 with two pass breakups, QB hurry, and two tackles for loss). Elon with the big upset win 27-10 at #8-ranked William & Mary. The win was just the second for Elon over a top-10 program at the FCS level and second straight CAA opening win.. Messer has 8 tackles & QB hurry in Elon 26-3 win over Fayetteville State.

Brayden Sims 2014 DavidsonBrayden Sims (’14) & Davidson drop Senior Day game vs Morehead State. Sims was able to return after injury earlier this season for the Wildcats in their season finale. Sims has two catches for 9 yards in Davidson 24-20 loss at Valparaiso on ESPN3. Sims has three catches for 48 yards in Davidson 2016 opener at Georgetown.


Carl Franks 1979 Bethune Cookman football Coachvince-jefferies-2013-florida-amAsst Coach Carl Franks (’79) & Bethune-Cookman down Florida A&M with Vincent Jefferies (’13) in Florida Blue Classic in Orlando. The Wildcats complete their season at South Carolina State Sat. Nov. 26th. The Rattlers complete their year.


The Trojans send Happy 26th Anniversary wishes to Tommy (’86) & Angela Ormond Sims (’85)! We hope our dedicated GMHS supporters have a fantastic day

William Ramirez 2015 Iowa WesternWilliam Ramirez (’15) & #3-ranked Region XI Champion Iowa Western soccer eliminated at the NJCAA National Championship on penalty kicks after 1-1 tie vs Ancilla,. Ramirez stellar IWCC career ends with two year 37-3-6 record with two NJCAA National Tournament appearances after claiming two straight Region XI titles. The Reivers claim the Region XI title 1-0 over #13 Marshalltown. The ICCAC Champs advance to the National Championship for 2nd straight year.  Iowa Western soccer downed Iowa Central 4-1 to advance to the Championship in Des Moines. Ramierez scores his team-high 13th goal for #3-ranked Iowa Western soccer in their 3-0 playoff win over Northeast CC Hawks. IWCC battle to 1-1 draw with #3 Marshalltown..  The Reivers drop a 2-0 at Marshalltown CC this season for their only loss. Ramierz earns ICCAC Player of the Week. Ramirez scored four goals, including first half hat-trick vs Hawkeye.

Kinsie Howell 2006 Broadway actressKinsie Howell (’06) completes her run in the NC Theater production of “SPAMALOT” at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The theater veteran recently performed in “Mary Poppins” “Grease” “Into The Woods” & “The Little Mermaid” among her credits.

Scotty McCreery 2012 Go Big or Go Home May 12thScotty McCreery (’12) nominated for Rare Country “Grand Ole Opry Moment of the Year” for his stirring performance of “Five More Minutes.” Cast your vote daily through Dec. 15th for our terrific alum. Order your copy online. of his autobiography “Go Big or Go Home”

The Trojans send a VERY happy 48th Anniversary to Ricky (’65) & Gayle Ford Hines (’67). Sending best wishes for many, many more years of wedded bliss to our terrific alums

Kristen Powell 2013 UNC WilmingtonKristen Powell (’13) has 13 kills in UNC Wilmington volleyball in her Senior Day win over College of Charleston. Miss Powell has 4 blocks as she closest a stellar collegiate career which included UNCW first CAA title last season & NCAA appearance. Powell earned All-State honors in 2015, 3rd-team All-CAA selection & CAA All-Tournament honoree as well as Colonial Athletic Association Player-of-the-Week for Aug. 31st.

Zac Wilson (’12) & Georgia Tech Crew capture the Head of the South Regatta at Augusta GA. His Club 8 earns silver and Championship 8 bronze (edged by a GT boat win.)

A very happy 32nd Anniversary to Ronnie (’76) & Linda Mills Best (’78). The Trojans send the very best wishes for many more years of wedded bliss to our wonderful alums.

A very happy 24th Anniversary to Gene (’79) & SueEllen Storie Johnson. The Trojans send best wishes for a wonderful day and many more years of happiness to our alums.

patrick-monahan-2009-dds-ecuCongrats to Patrick Monahan (’09) on receiving his White Coat. Monahan is a Surgical Assistant with Christopher Lawley, DDS after graduating from East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine and receiving his undergrad from NC State University double majoring in Textile Chemistry & Textile Chemistry/Biomedical Sciences.


Jeremie Bolobiongo 2013 Fayetteville StateTim Thorb 2013 Fayetteville State UniversityMoongo Bolobiongo (’13) four tackles,  Tim Thorb (’13) 3 stops & sack for Fayetteville St in 28-21 loss to Winston-Salem St on regional TV (WRAZDT2). Thorb records a tackle for 10 yard loss for the Broncos in their regular season finale. Thorb has 3 tackles, Bolobiongo (’13) has two in Fayetteville St 43-28 Homecoming win over Livingstone. Bolobiongo & Thorb registered 7 tackles each for Fayetteville St in 37-21 win over Johnson C Smith.. Thorb has 3 tackles & ) records 5 tackles in Fayetteville St loss at UNC Pembroke in Two River Classic.

tyree-chance-2012-saint-augustinedesmond-quinerly-2016-saint-augustine-universityDesmond Quinerly (’16) Tyree Chance (’12) & Saint Augustine fall in The Raleigh Class 35-32 vs Shaw. Quinerly records two stops, Chance has two tackles including a stop for 5-yard loss for the Falcons. SAU fell to Fayetteville State with Tim Thorb (’13) Moongo Bolobiongo (’13)  39-16. Quinerly finishes the season with 27 tackles, 4 sacks. Chance records 12 stops with 4 sacks for the Falcons.

Carl Franks 1979 Bethune Cookman football CoachAssistant Coach Carl Franks (’79) & Bethune-Cookman blast Morgan State 41-10. The Wildcats even their MEAC record at 3-3, play Florida A&M with Trojan alum Vincent Jefferies (’13) in the Florida Blue Classic Nov. 19th in Orlando. 

A happy 33rd anniversary to lifelong Trojan supporters Greg (’75) & Kim-Marie Mundy Byars (’78). The Trojans send best wishes & congrats

The Trojans send a VERY happy 28th Anniversary to Tommy (’76) & Tracy Cordell Myatt (’82). Our best wishes for AT LEAST 28 more to our wonderful alums.

Alex Lee (’68) featured by the Garner-Cleveland Record for his decades of service to our hometown at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home

Adaya Thorpe (’15) & Wake Tech blast Combine Academy 70-39 in their season opener at Louisburg Tip-off Tournament. The Eagles continue tourney play Saturday 2PM

Brodie West 2015 Guilford CollegeBrodie West (’16) & Guilford College football drop their season finale at Emory & Henry to complete his freshman year. Guilford returns 13 starters next fall. Guilford College with Homecoming win over Catholic College. Guilford College blast Greensboro 69-0 in the Gate City Soup Bowl. West rushes twice for 12 yards in his first collegiate game.

greg-milhouse-2012-saskatchewan-cflGreg Milhouse (’12) & Saskatchewan fall at BC Lions in their season finale. The Rough Riders loss eliminates them from the CFL playoffs.. Saskatchewan Roughriders fall 24-6 to BC Lions in the final regular season at historic Mosiac Stadium in Regina. MIlhouse records one tackle in his CFL debut.Rematch against the Lions Nov. 5th. Milhouse spent the NFL preseason with NY Giants. Milhouse records two tackles & QB hurry for NY Giants in their preseason loss at Buffalo.  Milhouse had a sack and three tackles in the Giants preseason opener vs  the Dolphins. The Two-time All-Pioneer League standout with Campbell impressed the scouts with a stellar pro day and outstanding performance in the NFLPA Bowl.  Milhouse earned All-Pioneer League honors for the 2nd straight year.

Joseph Hiram Prater IV (’08) appointed the Congressional & Intergovernmental Liaison for the NC Department of Public Safety assisting with Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts. Mr Prater is 2012 Political Science major from NC State while playing for Wolfpack football.

US Army (ret) Robert Brewer (’09) & The Fallen Outdoors NC Annual Banquet April 22, 2017 at The Farm Entertainment Venue. Tickets available from Mr. Brewer or contact Sponsors welcome with a number of raffle and sponsor perks for supporting this outstanding cause.. Their mission is to film and show brave servicemen balancing duty for their country and passion for the outdoors & help out other soldiers by facilitating hunts all over the country.

chris-culliver-foundation-10-27-2016Miami Dolphin Chris Culliver (’07) & his Foundation held their Food for 300 benefit for Hurricane Matthew victims Oct. 27th in Durham. Donations welcomed at at for your tax-deductible contribution. OUTSTANDING community service by our Trojan.

Boo Smith 2002 TroyBoo Smith (’02) aka Tha Beast (’02) plays The Elite Key Club (2403 N.Liberty St, Winston-Salem) Nov. 5th 7:30PM

A very happy 8th Anniversary to Terry (’81) & Teresa Bynum Sullivan. The Trojans send best wishes for many more years of wedded bliss to our fantastic alums.

The 1978 NCHSAA 4A Champion Lady Trojans basketball held a reunion Oct. 22nd in Raleigh. The legendary team that went 26-0 was joined by their HOF Coach Lawrence Dunn. These athletes returned to the 1979 title game and most were members of the 1978 & 79 #1 softball team in the state.


Congratulations to Leigh Liles Foushee (’93) who received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Alumni Association Board of Directors. Ms. Foushee is an Clinical Associate Professor at CU & 2000 graduate of the College of Pharmacy.

robert-stephenson-2011-grant-thornton-llpRobert Stephenson (’11) joins Grant Thornton LLP. The 2015 ECU grad is pursuing his Masters of Accounting while serving the Pirates in College of Business Dean’s Office and volunteering with NC Department of Revenue Income Tax Assistance program.

Congratulations to senior Kate Mitchell (’16) earning 2016 All-American Clogging Team honors. Miss Mitchell is a member of the Grand Champion “Feet on Fire” team from Christy’s Dance Explosion. Well done Miss Mitchell!

Jesse Osterhoudt (’12) has joined the EC Rams football team. The Rams are two-time UCFL Champions, playing out of Wilson NC at Beddingfield HS. Osterhoudt previously played with the Bull City Saints & Raleigh Raptors semi-pro teams.

Kelsey Light (’10) & her Beloved Boutique featured in “Focus On The Coast Magazine.” The shop is located in Wilmington at the historic The Cotton Exchange. Storewide sale all day from their outstanding fashion collection.

Marco Perez 2014 CampbellMarco Perez (’14) & Campbell soccer nipped 1-0 vs Presbyterian. The Fightin’ Camels host Appalachian St Tuesday night 7PM. Campbell soccer claim Big South 4-2 win at Georgia Southern on ESPN3. Campbell soccer shut out Belmont 2-0.  Perez has a shot on goal in Campbell soccer 1-0 OT win at Howard.  The Camels reached their first semifinal since joining Big South last season.

Congrats to Trojan juniors Marque Maultsby & Trayvon Ferrell named BigShotsNC 2018 All Stars. Maultsby hits the game winner to close out BigShots NCTop100 this weekend in Wilmington.

Lt. Chris Clayton (’89) & Chief Brandon Zuidema delivered a compelling presentation at IACP on how Garner Police Department responded to the 21st Century Policing Report

Freshman Nolan McLean (’20) 2-run homer for The Dirtbags at the WWBA Freshman Championship in 5-1 opening win. McLean 5-11, 5RBI for the Dirtbags for the weekend.

Haleigh Joyner (’18)  3 doubles, 3RBI for NC Challengers Elite at Diamond Classic Fall Showcase in Spartanburg, SC. Joyner goes 4-11 on the weekend, Kira Jackson (’17) collects 2 hits, double and 2 runs scored for NCC who goes 3-1-2 at the tournament. Joyner was 5-8 with HR, 3RBI & Jackson 4-8 double, 2RBI in NC Challengers Elite day one sweep at the Team NJ Fall Showcase. NCC takes game one 8-6 over East Coast Elite Gold 18U & blasts NJ Gators Premier Biasi 18U 8-0. Joyner 5-11 with 2RBI &  Jackson 4-7 with 2RBI in NC Challengers Elite win 4 and conclude with a time-limit tie at the Carolina’s Clash in Rock Hill, SC.

Support Trojan legend Clint Deas (’01) in his fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Your valuable contributions in support of Leah Guenther will help our alum reach his goal by Oct. 22nd

Chad Williams (’02) finishes 3rd in the Bomber Class series at Wake County Speedway, “America’s Favorite Bullring.” Visit/LIKE his Slammy Inc Racing FB page to stay informed on the #4 car

Zac Wilson (’12) & Georgia Tech Crew claim the College Division & 2nd in the V8 at the Chattanooga Head Race Regatta. Tech competes at the Head of the Charles in Boston Oct. 22nd

Lindsay Tobin (’08) is a Special Education Teacher for WCPSS at Rolesville. Miss Tobin is Masters graduate from ECU with her undergraduate from Appalachian State. She continues her support of the Special Olympics of NC since her Trojan days.

alec-hulmes-2012-samford-assistant-director-of-football-operations-2016Alec Hulmes (’12) is Assistant Director of Football Operations/Director of Player Personnel for Samford University football. Hulmes, 2016 Samford graduate, was 4 year starter for the Bulldogs, starting every game of his collegiate career (46 games.)

Justin Gibson (’12) featured in his role as Lighting Director for the ECU School of Theatre and Dance production of “Medea” Sept. 29-Oct. 4 in McGinnis Theatre. Gibson has many theater production credits including Assistant Lighting Designer at Ohio Light Opera.

Garner Class of 1962 had their 54th reunion Saturday night at the Garner Optimist Club. We hope our fantastic alums had a great time.


Congratulations US Army Sgt. Daniel Allen (’10) on his promotion. Sgt Allen is currently serving Grafenwohr, Germany. Thank you for your service Soldier!

A very happy 30th Anniversary to Brent (’79) & Ann Thompson Harrell (’80). The Trojans send best wishes for many, many more years of happiness

A very happy 30th Anniversary to Jim (’79) & Nancy Daughtry Kelly (’81). We wish “The Voice of Trojan Stadium” and his beautiful bride have AT LEAST 30 more years of wedded bliss

The Garner Class of 1976 enjoyed a great 40-year reunion evening at Gregory Vineyard. 70 classmates were able to attend and like most Garner classes, feature many married childhood sweethearts. Terrific organization by Adrian Buie and his committee


Joshua Talamantes (’16) finishes 3rd with 29:57.1 for Wake Tech cross-country at the Monarch Classic hosted by Methodist College.  Tyler Jennings (’16) records 38:43.29 for the Eagles.

Ka'asha Jefferies 2014 PembrokeKa’asha Jefferies (’14) has 2 digs, 2 returns & assist for Pembroke volleyball in loss at Wingate. The Braves drop their nightcap vs Erskine. Pembroke volleyball drop a narrow 5-set loss to Kentucky St at the Eckerd College Invitational in St. Petersburg FL. Jefferies has 9 digs and an ace. Jefferies has 2 digs and 2 returns in their loss to New Haven in the tournament finale.

Neal Padgett 1973Our own Garner Chamber of Commerce President Neal Padgett (’73) featured by Carolinas Association of Chamber Executives in their September newsletter for his outstanding contributions to our hometown.

Sean Davis (’16)  & NC A&T improve to 2-0 with 39-36 4OT win at Kent State. The Aggies survive an hour lightening delay for the non-conference win.. NC A&T open their year with the win over Saint Augustine with Desmond Quinerly (’16) & Tyree Chance (’12). Davis records a tackle for the Aggies.

Congratulations Macon Jones (’96) named to the Mount Olive 2016 Hall of Fame. Jones was the CVAC Player of the Year in 2000 & MOU Most Outstanding Student Athlete after leading the Trojans to NCAA appearances in 1999 & 2000 as .396 hitting shortstop, 6th highest in MOU history. Jones joins fellow Garner baseball great Steve Hudson (’87) in the MOC Hall of Fame (inducted in 2010 & 2015 Trojan Hall of Fame inductee.

Will Andrews (’11) concludes his service at the Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. Mr Andrews is Park and Recreation graduate from ECU with minor in Business Admininstration. Excellent service to our state, Mr. Andrews

Good luck to Christie Wright (’09) beginning dental school at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Illinois. Miss Wright completed her Pre-Dental degree at Mount Olive, where she was an All-Conference Carolinas softball pitcher with the Trojans.

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Jamie & Amanda Beach Yde (’08). Wishing our terrific alums a fun celebration and many more years together

Congratulations Pat Holmes (’09) on passing the NC Bar Exam. Mr. Holmes is a graduate of NC Central University School of Law after completing his undergraduate in Criminal Justice at UNCW. He is currently practicing at Stubbs Perdue. Well done Mr. Holmes!

A very happy 34th anniversary to John (’79) & Tammy Ward Boone (’80). Wishing our terrific alums at least 34 more years of wedded bliss

Chris Edwards (’06) & TWC SportsChannel 323 hosts the weekly “High School Blitz” on TWC SportsChannel. The team will cover teams all across the state and preview our Thursday and Friday Games of the Week, which Edwards will be play-by-play broadcaster. Show will air multiple times and days each week on TWC 323 & 77.

Evan Pierce (’12) is Manager of Fan Development at Carolina RailHawks FC. Mr. Pierce interned with the RailHawks as well as ProCamps Worldwide, while obtaining his Sports Management degree from NC State

Steven Brown (’12) is a sworn officer in the Wake County Department of Detention. Officer Brown is Methodist College graduate including two seasons on the Monarchs football squad. Congratulations Officer Brown and thank you for your service.

Garner Class of 1981 35th reunion is scheduled for Oct 1st. The organizers need registrations soon. Information & registration links on their FB group page.

Congrats Sarah Gibson (’12) who will return as member of the East Carolina University Marching Pirate Colorguard. Miss Gibson is a Special Education major. #GoPirates

Anthony Galavotti (’13) featured for his outstanding work with the Sea Turtle Rescue Hospital in Topsail Island. The environmental science major will complete his senior year at Western Carolina University after two seasons with the Catamount football team.

A very happy 21st anniversary to Heath (’86) & Tammy Fox Hamrick (’82). The Trojans send best wishes for many, many more years of happiness to our terrific alums

Lisa Youngquist (’81) featured “People on the Move” by Triangle Business Journal. Youngquist, Director of Career Services & Professional Development at Campbell Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, was appointed to the Southeastern Trust Education Foundation Advisory Board.

Mayor Ronnie Williams (’66) is named the 2016 James R. Stevens Service Award recipient. The 5-term leader of our hometown honored for his outstanding contributions to our hometown, spanning decades He was selected by a panel of judges that included Town officials, a Garner Chamber of Commerce representative, a Stevens family member and community leaders. The Mayor will be formally recognized at a reception Aug. 16th.

Ka’asha Jefferies (’14) & UNC Pembroke Volleyball open their season at the Eckerd College Classic Sept. 2-3rd in St. Petersburg FL. The Braves face Oklahoma Baptist at 10AM to open then the host school at 3PM. The junior has 42 double-digit dig matches to her credit including a career high 39 vs Coker last season when she posted 34 service aces & .951 service percentage

Congrats to Dylan Castora (’10) & Paperboy Studios on their new studio. Located on Moreland Ave in Atlanta, they celebrated their Grand Opening of the music production facility August 1st. Mr. Castora is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Well done Trojan!

Jerry Creech (’79) & Creech’s Service Company for excellent Heating and A/C services. Visit/LIKE his Selma business FB page for contact info on our outstanding alum

Jacobi Asor-Sallaah (’19) & Sierra Moore (’18) compete in the USTAF National Junior Olympics this weekend at Sacramento State. Good luck Trojans!

LeGrant Taylor (’86) named Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources “Super Hero.” The award-winning artist is a cultural icon in our hometown & his works featured at shows throughout the state. Well-deserved recognition for our alum!

Kinsie Howell,Kinsie Howell 2006 Broadway actress (’06) performs in the NC Theater production of “Mary Poppins” July 26-31st at the Duke Energy Center. Howell has many NCT performances including Into The Woods, Legally Blonde and The Little Mermaid as well as Broadway credits for her performances in the touring production of “Young Frankenstein“, “CATS” “& “The Producers.” Welcome home Miss Howell!

The beautiful Garner Class of 1964 gathered June 12th to celebrate Shirley Sorrell’s birthday! Hoping the classmates had a wonderful time.

Alex Reed (’17) has 7 points and 7 rebounds for Garner Road Basketball Club in the AdidasUprising 17U Championship. The Bulldogs which include Omari Harris (’17) fell in the finals to undefeated Mass Rivals from Boston, played on ESPNU for a national audience.

Colin Pippin (’16) goes 1-4, w/double for the Carolina Pirates of the Carolina Virginia League in their 5-1 loss to Kernersville. The Pirates face the Wilson Tobs Monday at noon at historic Fleming Stadium

Alisha Josey (’16) & NC Challengers Premier 18U down Wildcards Elite to complete their Cardinal Classic at Walnut Creek with 8-1 record. Josey hits an impressive 12-for-22 with 8RBI for the Challengers. Josey earned GNRC Softball Player of the Year. Josey hit .468 to lead Coach Moe Barbour (’78) Lady Trojans (20-4) to the conference crown while blasting 9 homers & 30 RBI. She will continue her softball career at Appalachian State next year.

Congratulations to Coach Quintin Austin (’04) and his beautiful bride Danielle on their wedding day! Wishing the wonderful couple many years of wedded bliss

Gerard Chamra (’18) & TPA 16s fall in the Championship at the ECU 16U Dynamic Tournament. They finish the tournament 4-1. TPA finished the Perfect Game Tournament with five straight wins. Chamra has an RBI and walk, with two stellar defensive plays starting at 1st in their 5-0 final game win. Chamra was 4-8 with 4RBI in their tourney. TPA 16s reached the finals of the Impact Baseball East Coast Championship with 5-2 defeat of Youse Orioles. TPA edged 2-0 in the final game after four wins in the tournament in Greenville.  Chamra went 3-3 with 2 RBI for TPA 16s in their 9-2 win over the MidAtlantic Dirtbags & 2-3 starting at 1B for TPA 16s in their 6-2 tourney opening win at Duke University.

Trayvon Ferrell (’18) scores 16 in Garner Road Creecy narrow 47-46 loss to WCBA White at the PhenomSouthernJam Showcase

Jeremy Hall (’07) wins his managerial debut for Old Orchard Beach of the Empire Professional League. Hall pressed into duty after the Surge manager is “asked” to exit the game early.. Hall went 6 innings with 5K’s in his start for Old Orchard Beach vs Sullivan. The Surge drop a 6-4 decision to the Explorers in Empire Professional League play. Play resumes after their All-Star break on Monday vs Watertown. Hall got the win in Old Orchard Beach 10-9 win over Sullivan in Empire League play. Hall records 6 complete innings, allowing 7 hits and 4 runs with 3Ks for the Surge. Hall pitched 6 innings with 5K’s in his second start for Old Orchard Beach in their Empire League loss to New Hampshire. Hall goes 3IP, two runs allowed, 3Ks in 8-5 loss to Sullivan.

Kanique Swinson (’12) is the new Marketing Coordinator at Republic Records in NY. The Class of 2012 Class President is a 2016 Syracuse University graduate in Marketing Management and Entrepreneurship, where she served as a Student Ambassador and remained active in their Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society . Congrats Miss Swinson!

A very happy 20th Anniversary to Trojan alums Steve & Jennifer Furlough Norris. Wishing the wonderful couple many more years of happiness

Hearty congrats to Trojan alums Daryl (’79) & Wendy Massey Silver (’79) on their recent marriage! Wishing the wonderful couple many years of happiness together

Paige Waggy (’08) is a Technical Service Chemist at Ingevity in Charleston, SC. She graduated from UNC Wilmington with BS in Chemistry

Congratulations Zack Howell on his graduation from the Wake County Fire Academy. Howell serves the Cleveland Fire Department. Well done & thank you for your service Firefighter Howell.

Riley Gallaher 2011 CampbellRiley Gallaher (’11) promoted to Leadership Development Associate for BB&T. Mr. Gallagher, a two-time Pioneer League All-Academic selection with the Fightin’ Camels football team, is an MBA Student at Campbell after earning his Business Administration in Trust and Wealth Management degree. He has worked with BB&T since 2014

Congratulations to Alex Johnson (’16) who earned The Courtney Jonnelle Powell Memorial Scholarship from Maple Temple United Church of Christ. Miss Johnson will be attending UNC Greensboro this fall. Well done Miss Johnson!

Congratulations to Ryan Primus (’06) & his beautiful bride Brittani on their wedding. Wishing the happy couple many, many years of wedded bliss

Chris Edwards (’06) on the call for the 2016 CPL All-Star Game from Fayetteville. TWC 77 1PM Sunday, July 17th

Congrats US Air Force Kelly Brennan (’15) on his graduation. Airman Brennan received his training at Lackland Air Base in San Antonio. Thank you for your service Airman!

Demetric Horton (’18) scores 19 points in WCBA Stevens 66-64 loss to CP3 in the CP3 PhenomHoops 16U Championship. Corey Marrow (’19) 10 points leads WCBA to 46-45 semi-final win over BWSL Chiz. Donovan Evans (’18) & Horton scored 15 each in tournament win over Durham Hurricanes.

Libby Bynum (’17) goes 2-3 in NC Challengers Blue 4-3 loss to VA Glory at Summer Scorcher Showcase in Virginia Beach. Ashton Harris (’18) goes 1-1 w/RBI, Haleigh Joyner (’18) 1-3 & Kira Jackson (’17) scores twice for NCC.. Haleigh Joyner (’18) goes 2-3 w/RBI in NC Challengers Blue 18U 6-4 loss to NJ Flames Gold. Bynum & Harris (’18) a run scored each for NCC.

The Trojans send a very happy 33rd Anniversary to Ricky (’78) & Leigh Anne Atkins Harris (’80) AND happy 23rd to Ronnie (’84) & Pam Atkins Adams (’83). Wishing the wonderful couples many, many more

Congratulations to Hannah Mumford crowned 2016-17 Miss North Carolina High School Rodeo Queen, Miss Mumford is representing NC at National High School Rodeo Finals in Wyoming July 15-17th

A very happy 25th anniversary to Mickey (’83) & Connie Hawley (’85). The Trojans wish our terrific alums a great day and many more years of happiness.

The Trojans send happy 24th anniversary congrats to loyal supporter Kyle and alum Amy Bannister White (’86). Wishing them at least 24 more years of wedded bliss.

Sierra Moore 2018 USTAF Junior OlympicsSierra Moore (’18) qualifies for the United States Track and Field Junior Olympics (USATF) in the 800m and 400m. Consider a donation to help our Lady Trojan fund her trip to California to represent our school & community. Congrats Miss Moore!

Brett Banks (’19) pitches an inning of relief in East Coast Clippers (NC) White 8-1 win over CBC Team DeMarini 16U. The Clipper face the Georgia Jackets Tuesday night 7:30PM

Mark Massey 1981 Garner PRCR SuperHeroMark Massey (’81) nominated as a Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural ResourcesSuper Hero“. Our Trojan Club President has been a devoted volunteer in our hometown for more than four decades. Well deserved Mr. President!

Ashton Sims Sutton Hodges and World Champion SSX SharksAshton Sims (’18) Sutton Hodges (’19) & CEA SSX Small Senior Sharks earn 2016 Majors Cheerleading Championship. The team was also the 2014 Champions. Both athletes are Varsity Trojan Cheerleaders. The Sharks received their World title rings in ceremonies held July 10th.Well done Sharks!

Lane Perkinson (’19) & NC1 Team drop narrow 2-0 decision to Tennessee at Region III Olympic Development Boys Camp at the University of Alabama. NC1 was edged 1-0 by Florida in their opener.

Trojans send the very best happy 40th Anniversary to Nathaniel (’71) and his beautiful bride Judy Mitchell Bridgers. Congrats and wishing the amazing GMHS supporters many more happy years of wedded bliss

James Bunn (’06) takes 3rd, Wil Bunn (’01) is 4th at the Catch Wrestling Worlds Wrestling. Well done, Trojans!

Robert Stanley (’81) and his lovely wife Natalie owners of Downtown Dog House featured by the Greensboro News and Record

Amy Bannister White (’86) has been selected to serve on the NC Board of Educaiton. Ms. White, the Executive Director of Community of Hope Ministries was confirmed by the NC General Assembly. She was previously elected to the Wake County Board of Education and has served a variety of Garner community volunteer positions

Congratulations to Steve Williams (’78) on his retirement from Garner Fire & Rescue after 30 years of service to our hometown. Well done, Chief & thank you for your service.

Award-winning performer Tracy Jane Comer (’81) plays an accoustic set with TC Peart at Halverson’s (1965 Barber Dr. Stoughton, WI) Friday July 8th

Herb Campbell Jr (’79) & “Sad Magazine” and Jefferson Hart (’80) & “The Ghosts of the Old North State” headline the Stand Against HB2 concert at The Brooklyn Arts Center in Wilmington July 31st.

GNRC champions Carrington Clack and Noel Buitrago are triple winners in the Garner Dolphins Swim Team meet with Glenridge. Mr. Buitrago is serving as Assistant Coach for the Dolphins this season.

Haleigh Joyner (’18) 2-RBI double gives NC Challengers 18U 3-0 win vs Flames 98 at the Champions Elite Showcase in Atlanta. Libby Bynum (’17) goes 1-1 for NCC in their loss to Bay River Bombers. Kira Jackson (’17) goes 2-2, Bynum has 2RBI in Challengers 5-4 loss to Firecrackers GA..  Ashton Harris (’18) & Joyner each with a run scored. Joyner 1-3 in their opening 3-2 win over Georgia Power.

Alex Reed (’17) 33 points per game leads Garner to 6-1 Powerade State Games record, reaching the finals before they dropped 90-80 decision to NW Guilford, with Assistant Coach Carl Redd (’09).

Lane Perkinson (’19) & his NC1 soccer team compete at University of Alabama in July.

Very best wishes to Kasey Hamrick (’10) as she begins her Pharmacy Residency at UC Davis Medical Center. You will be great Miss Hamrick!

The Trojans send Happy 31st Anniversary to Larry (’80) & Karen Porter Burnette (’80) with wishes for many, many more

Alyssa D'Arco 2013, MeredithEmily Hargrove 2013 Ferrum CollegeCongratulations to Emily Hargrove (’13) & Alyssa D’Arco (’13) on earning USA South All-Academic selection. Miss Hargrove repeats the honor bestowed on student-athlete with 3.0 GPA or higher while playing soccer & swimming for Ferrum. Miss D’Arco (’15) earns Academic All-USA South. The junior Business major hit.280 with two homers for Meredith softball while maintaining +3.0 GPA

Congrats to Audrey Bridges Harty (’81) on her retirement from Town of Garner after 32 years of outstanding service to our community. Best wishes Ms. Harty for a long, prosperous retirement.

Amy Bannister White (’86) & Community of Hope Ministries 3rd Annual Splish Splash Bash fundraiser June 23rd at Chick-fil-A of Garner at Garner Towne Square. Every donation to one of our fantastic Garner community supporter’s “bail” is tax deductible and 100% supports the COHM program. Donate at

Doug Phillips 1984 Mark Annis 1984 Ashley Lauren Big Rock MarlinDoug Phillips (’84) reels in 621.4 lb Blue Marlin aboard the Ashley Lauren, captained by Mark Annis (’84) to win the prestigious Big Rock Blue Marlin TournamentKim Holbrook Annis (’84) & The “Ashley Lauren” win the 19th Annual Keli Wagner Lady Angler Blue Marlin Tournament. The 19th KWLA served as a kickoff event for the 58th Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. The event has donated over $4 million for charity since 1988.

Congratulations Wil Medlin (’08) & his beautiful bride Ashley on their wedding day. The Trojans send best wishes to the happy couple

Wonderful feature by Laura Bare Johnsrude (’79) in the Summer edition of “Today’s Transitions”

35 Year Reunion! Garner Sr High (NC) Class of 1981 Oct. 1st at loyal Trojan Club supporter Aversboro Restaurant & Sports Bar. Register by AUGUST 31 at Classmates are encouraged to share with those not on Facebook. If you have contact info for classmates that might not be on file please let us know at the event page

The Trojans send best wishes to Dylan Adkins (’16) on his induction in the U.S. Marine Corps. Godspeed Marine & thank you for your service.

Nicklaus Schmitt 2009 ASRA motorcycle championNicklaus Schimitt (’09) & Screaming Chicken Racing take 2nd in their group at the Honda SuperBike Showdown of Alabama in Birmingham AL. Competition continues thru Sunday for our 3-time National champion.

Head Coach Gus Ulrich (’80) & his Sandhills golf team finish 8th place at the NJCAA DIII National Tournament. Nick Kroustalis finished 6th overall to earn All American Honors for The Flyers.

Emily Hargrove 2013 Ferrum CollegeEmily Hargrove (’13) earns USA South Academic All-Conference for the Ferrum Panthers for third consecutive year. She is a two-sport star for Ferrum soccer and swimming. Well done Miss Hargrove!

USMC PFC Nick Gallogly (’15) will be stationed in Okinawa, Japan. 3rd Law Enforcement battalion (Field MP). Best wishes Marine and thank you for your service

Congratulations to Lynsey-Paige McManus Phillips & her husband US Navy Officer Jeremy Phillips on the arrival of Carter Foy Phillips. All reports Mommy and the new arrival are doing well.

Congratulations US Navy Petty Officer Second Class Austin Fowler (’12) on his promotion. Thank you for your service, Sailor

Bud Davenport (’84) & Don Johnson of the The Antique Outlaws play loyal Trojan Club supporter Lorraine’s Coffee House & Music Saturday June 11th 7PM

A very happy 32nd Anniversary to Tommy (’76) & Tracy Cordell Myatt (’82). The Trojans wish our alums many more years of wedded bliss

A very happy 38th anniversary to Forest Alford (’76) and his beautiful bride Joni Barefoot Alford. (’77) The Trojans wish our alums a great day and many, many more years together

Conference Carolinas 2016 Spring Presidential Honor Roll honors: Mount Olive- Brooke Kamphuis (’14) Maddy Stewart (’13) Brighton Hudson (’14); Belmont Abbey – Nick Snell (’15); Lees-McRae- Cameron Redd (’12) Courtney Weathersbee (’14) Recognition is given to student-athletes who achieve a grade-point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4-point scale. Well done Trojans! 

Rachel Hall (’13) is the Public Relations and Social Media intern for Second Chance Pet Adoptions in Raleigh. Visit/LIKE their Facebook page for info on adoptable cats and dogs as well as upcoming events. Miss Hall is a rising senior at Western Carolina University.

A very happy 15th anniversary to Derek (’92) & Tina Parsons (’90). The Trojans hope our wonderful alums have a fantastic day and many more years of wedded bliss

Leah Kirby (’85) & “Big Love” play Raleigh Roadhouse (510 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 10 Raleigh) Saturday May 28th 10pm

Alisha Josey 2016 Appalachian StateGNRC Play of the Year & Appalachian State commit Alisha Josey (’16) & NC Challengers Premier 18U open their summer season May 28th at the Diamond Classic Summer Showcase  in Spartanburg, SC.

Congratulations to Jamie & Amanda Beach Yde (’08) on the arrival of their beautiful baby girl Harper. Glad Mommy and our future Lady Trojan are doing well!

Congratulations Keith Boyette (’12) on his admission to Campbell Law School. Boyette is 2016 Trust & Wealth Management, Pre-Law graduate from Campbell who also was the 2015 Homecoming King for the Camels. Well done, Mr. Boyette!

Garner Class of 1964 at 52nd reunionVisit /LIKE the Garner High School Class of 1964 FB page for photos from their 52nd reunion, held May 21st

A very happy 27th anniversary to Scott & Jill Walton Norris (’84) and wishing our Trojan alums many, many more years of happiness

Tralen Neal 2012 Mary Baldwin CollegeTralen Neal (’12) Student Government President featured by Mary Baldwin College ahead of her May 22nd graduation. Miss Neal is a biology major reflects on her many accomplishments during her tenure as student leader.

Jonathan Dibble 2015 USA Adaptive Climbing ChampionDefending National champion Jonathon Dibble looks to repeat at the USA Adaptive Climbing Championship, July 22nd at Stone Summit Climbing & Fitness Center in Kennesaw, GA. Our Trojan represents the Triangle Rock Club in Raleigh and will look to defend his Male Youth category title. Good luck to our Champion!

Gavin Barbour (’16) selected for the 2016-17 ECU Pirate Cheer team. Barbour & his CEA Coed Elite team won the World title at the 2015 World Cheer Championship in the Large Coed Division. Barbour joins fellow Trojan & current Pirate Sarah Schindler (’15) cheering for the Pirates

Join John Dismukes (’91) and his wife Pam on “All About Wilmington Radio Show” 11AM-1PM MTHF on WLTT 1180AM & online at

Alan Robinson (’15) & Wake Tech advance in the Region X/Southeast District Tournament with 6-1 defeat of #1 Patrick Henry CC at Burlington Athletic Stadium, Burlington. The Eagles face Brunswick CC 4PM Sunday in the semifinals

A hearty Happy 32nd Anniversary to Duane & Leilani Powell Stephenson (’80). Hoping our terrific alums have a fun celebration and many, many more years together

Congrats to Jennifer Furlough Norris recipient of the Edward Sheppard Wasdell, Jr. Teacher Excellence Award at GMHS. The Wasdell Family annually bestow the honor on a Garner teacher exhibiting the same dedication & service as Dr Wasdell. Congrats to our Alum!

Wyatt Godwin (’15) pitches 1.1 innings of relief for Southeastern CC in their season finale at Patrick Henry. Goodwin recorded 17 K’s in 21.2 innings this season for SCC

Bud Davenport (’84) Tim Herman (’96) & “The Antique Outlaws” with Don Johnson & Bill English play Lanier’s Campground May 28th for their Memorial Day picnic.

Hannah Weidner (’14) participated in 10-day mission trip to Lima, Peru. Outstanding community service, Miss Weidner, doing the Lord’s Work!

National Underclassman Combine Marcus DavisCongratulations Marcus Davis (’18) & Ankee Vaughn (’19) MVP’s of the National Underclassman Combine. Davis earns D-Line MVP and Vaughn WR MVP in the elite competition for non-Seniors.

A VERY happy 28th anniversary to Ronnie (’80) & Roberta Britton Padgett (’82). The Trojan hope our fabulous alums have a great day and at least 28 more years of wedded bliss

Cameron Redd 2012 Lees-McRaeCameron Redd (’12) Lees-McRae collegiate career ends with the #3-seed Bobcats 75-74 loss to #6 Limestone in the Conference Carolinas Tournament opener. Redd was a 3-time Presidential Honor Roll selection at LMC, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Well done Mr. Redd, we’ll be following your next career chapter!

Congratulations to John Boone (’79) joining the creative team at MullenLowe U.S.. Boone was creative director and founding partner of BooneOakley & previously worked at Team One and TBWA/ChiatDay, working on brands including Mercedes-Benz, Wrangler, and Kellogg Company.

Grayson Lee 2015 UNC PembrokeGrayson Lee (’15) & Pembroke win 10-9 at 7th-ranked PBC leader Columbus St. The win ends the Cougars 17-game win streak. The Braves improve to 27-22 on the season.



Brooke Kamphuis 2014 Mount Olive softballMadison Stewart 2013 Mount Olive softballBrooke Kamphuis (’14)  1-3 in Mount Olive 1-0 Conference Carolinas Tournament loss to top-seed Limestone. The Trojans with Maddy Stewart (’13) season ends with the tourney loss. Kamphuis went 1-3, RBI in their 6-3 win over King (TN), their 3rd win Friday in the Conference Carolinas Tournament in Burlington. stay alive with wins over Barton, Erskine & King before falling to the league leader.

Garner Class of 2006 needs responses for their poll for head count to submit bids for reunion costs. Share their reunion FB page with classmates to stay informed for the August 12th reunion. Contact Nathan P. Adams if you have questions. Garner Class of 2006 10th Reunion  is planned for Friday night, August 12th at the Rand-Bryan House in Garner. $50 for one and $80 +1.

Paolo Ceyrolles (’12) earns Top 5 finalist for Wake Tech golf at the NJCAA District 4 Men’s Golf Championship at the Terri Pines CC in Cullman AL. Ceyrolles shot 74 for Wake Tech golf in the opening round. Wake Tech golf finish 6th at the Barton College Invitational. Ceyrolles records 77-77 rounds as the Eagles shoot an all-time low final round of 302.

Tracy Beck 1986 Las Vegas 8-ball qualifierTracy Beck (’86) & teammate Laurie Rocheleau competed in the National 8-Ball Doubles Tournament in Las Vegas.

Nadia Jefferies 2009 Southwest Baptist softball coachAsst Coach Nadia Jefferies (’09) & her Southwest Baptist softball fall to Pittsburg State 2-0 to end their MIAA Tournament run. The Bearcats advanced with tourney wins over NE Missouri and NW Missouri State after a narrow loss to top-seed Missouri Western. Well done Coach!. SWB clinched their MIAA Tournament berth with sweep at Lincoln-Missouri.. The Bearcats win 11-3 & 10-2 for the school’s first tourney berth since 2002.

Congratulations to senior soccer star Grace Bondurant on her commitment to UNC Wilmington soccer. Miss Bondurant has tallied 23 goals this season, including four hat tricks for the second place Lady Trojans. The 3-time All-GNRC performer has 73 career goals & 42 assists during her Trojan career. Well done Trojan, we look forward to following your Seahawk career!

Jonathan Rand (’05) performs in the NRACT production of “The Wedding Singer” May 27th – June 12th. Mr. Rand has recent credits in Theater in the Park annual classic “A Christmas Carol.” Tickets available online for the show at 7713-51 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC

Redd Warriors 2016 MS Walk teamSupport the alumni team REDD WARRIORS 2016 at the Triangle MS Walk this Saturday, April 23rd at PNC Arena. Tax-deductible donations can be made online to support our wonderful Redd Family

Kori Smith 2016 NCAA trophyKori Smith (’14) & #8-ranked NC A&T University bowling finish 4th in the NCAA Collegiate Championship at Brunswick Zone Carolier in North Brunswick, NJ. During their tournament run, the Aggies defeated #1 ranked Nebraska and #6 McKendree. After a consolation round win over Sam Houston State, their tourney ended with a loss to unbeaten Stephen F. Austin, the eventual National Champs. The defending National Champions eliminated at the 2016 USBC Intercollegiate Team National Tournament in Kansas winning both opening day matches before falling to Maryland-Eastern Short and Witchita State in the double-elimination tourney. The Aggies finish with a school record 86 wins this season. Smith rolled 208 average for 2nd at the Columbia 300 Music City Classic to earn All-Tournament honors for #8-ranked NC A&T University bowling.  The Aggies won the Brunswick Invitational in Greensboro with 10-0 record, defeating Hampton in Sunday’s championship bracket. Smith averaged 202 for victorious A&T winning The Stormin Ladyjack Classic hosted by Stephen F. Austin. The Aggies defeated #2 Nebraska, #4 Sam Houston State, #8 SFA & #9 team Fairleigh Dickinson in the elite tourney.

Congratulations to Kirby Jones (’15) the 2016 Carlyle Campbell Award for outstanding freshman at Meredith College. The 2015 GMHS Student Body President is majoring in English. Megan Irene King received the award for outstanding service to the Meredith freshman class. Well done Trojans!

Ashley Brittain 2014 MeredithAshley Brittain (’14) featured by The Meredith Herald sharing her collegiate experience.

Kurt Fortmeyer 1974Kurt Fortmeyer (’74) & the outstanding performers of the Nashville Songwriters Benefit to benefit Make-A-Wish South Carolina raised $3000 from their third annual concert at the Greenwood Community Theater for the wonderful cause. Plans underway for the fourth Nashville Songwriters Benefit in January 2017. Outstanding community service by our award-winning alum and his friends

Congratulations to Coach Dexter Floyd (’79) named Volunteer of the Year for Georgetown High School (SC). Terrific community service, Mr Floyd!

Emily Lait (’11) & her NCSU linguistic research team presented their study at the Spanish Linguistics in North Carolina/the South East Conference in Charleston, SC. The research is unique, as the first time undergraduates have participated in and conducted linguistic research of use of Spanish in North Carolina.

Congratulations U.S. Army Pvt. Jalen L. Moye (’15) on his graduation from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Moye is the son of Karen L. Hardy, and brother of Juwan L. Moye (’12) and Nikki Hardy. Moye received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat. Well done Pvt Moye and thank you for your service.

Wrennie Sommerville Edwards (’78) joins Seqirus as their QA Specialist in Primary Manufacturing. Ms. Edwards, with degrees in Science Microbiology & Textile Chemistry & Masters in Biotechnology from NC State, previously worked with Novartis since 2009. Congrats Ms. Edwards!

The Garner High School Class of 1967 is preparing for its 50th class reunion in August 2017. They want to reach all students who started their freshman year at Garner High School in 1963. If you have not been contacted please contact Gayle Hines at 919-772-2383

Khayani Chandler 2014 Francis MarionKhayani Chandler (’14) & Francis Marion fall in the NCAA DII Elite 8 to AK-Anchorage. Their magical NCAA ride closesChandler scored 11 for the Patriots (24-8) in their Sweet 16 win over Augusta. FMU upset #3-seed Columbus State 67-58 to advance in the NCAA DII Tournament. Chandler scores 7 with 2 rebounds, 2 steals, & 2 blocks for the Patriots who take down #2 & #3 seeds on consecutive days. Chandler’s block with 2 seconds left preserves Francis Marion 62-61 upset of #2 seed Lander in NCAA Division II National Tournament. Chandler has 9 pts, 2 rebounds for the Patriots (22-8) who capture their first NCAA Tournament victory since 2010. Chandler led all scorers with 18 in Francis Marion 73-45 Homecoming Game win over Flagler.

Tyler Maher 2011 Stevens InstituteTyler Maher (’11)  earns All-American at the NCAA DIII National Championships. Maher took 4 wins to earn his prestigious honor for the #12 ranked Stevens Ducks. Maher earned his berth in the Nationals with four wins in the NCAA Wrestling DIII East Regionals. Maher wins twice in the consolation bracket to finish the Regional 4-1 and a berth in the March 11-12th tournament in Cedar Rapids IA. Maher claims pin in 4:04 in his first match and 13-3 major decision in his second, before dropping his semifinal matchup with the #2-ranked heavyweight. Two wins in the consolation bracket sends him to the national tournament. Maher took the Centennial Conference Championship at 285lbs for #12 Stevens Institute of Technology. Maher goes 3-0 in the tournament to claim his title for the Ducks who repeat as team champions with a record 121 points.

Becca Booth Norman 2008 St. BaldricksThe amazing Becca Booth Norman (’08) raised over $3,600 for the St. Baldrick Foundation and shaved her head in soladarity with the children who face pediatric cancer. The results were an exceptionally beautiful donation to Locks of Love. Fantastic community service!

Andy Lancaster 1984 Order of the Long Leaf Pine in 2016Congratulations Andy Lancaster (’84) awarded the “Order of the Long Leaf Pine” from Governor McCrory. The award signifies exemplary service to the State of North Carolina and the community. Well done Mr. Lancaster!

Congrats to Gabi Dugal (’12) who joins Duke Hospital as a nurse in their Pediatric Cardiac ICU unit. Miss Dugal earned her degree at UNC. Well done!

Gavin Wilson 2012 UNC CharlotteGavin Wilson (’12)  & Charlotte fell in Conference USA Tournament finale to Middle Tennessee. The 49ers reached the quarter finals with a win over Rice before the season-ending loss. Wilson completes an outstanding collegiate career with the 49ers.

Parrish Tinsley (’15) & Cape Fear Community College fall in the Region X Tournament Championship 75-72 to Spartanburg Methodist in Pinehurst. The Sea Devils (24-8) reached the title game by blasting Clinton JC 97-

Congratulations US Army Specialist Daniel Allen (’10) on his promotion to Sargent. Sgt Allen is currently serving in Grafenwohr, Germany. Well done, and thank you for your service!

Acclaimed gospel recording artist Mary Dobbin Williams (’79) performed at The State Capitol in the “Song and Narrative of the Black South” Saturday F. Williams recent release “It’s Time” is available in stores & her previous album ” Blood Done Sign My Name ” available on CDBaby.

Niki Mumphery 2015 MethodistNiki Mumphrey (’15) team-high 5 assists for Methodist College vs NC Wesleyan. Mumphery scores 3 for the Monarchs who travel to Mary Baldwin Saturday 4PM.  Methodist College down Hollins 62-50. & Methodist College season ends with USA South Tournament loss to Ferrum at Maryville College (TN ). The Monarchs finish Miss Mumphrey’s freshman year 14-10.

Alec Hulmes 2012 Samford Alec Hulmes (’12) receives the Team Award at the 2015 Samford University Football Awards Night. The senior long-snapper played in all 46 games during his Bulldog career & earned 2015 Southern Conference Pre-Season All-Conference honors.

Congrats Skyler Strickland (’13) who has joined Cary Academy as Assistant Baseball Coach. Strickland w/fellow Trojan alum Trever Lee (’13) & their Catawba Valley CC squad finished 3rd in NJCCA World Series last season & school record 39-19. He hit .326 w/60 hits, 34 RBI, 13SB & earned All-Defensive Region X honors. Well done Mr. Strickland!

A very happy 30th Anniversary to Kerry (’79) & Kimberly Bennett Cross (’82). Wishing our terrific alums at least 30 more years of wedded bliss

Lyda Ellington (’09) is the new Program Coordinator for B/E Aerospace in Winston-Salem. Ellington, a 2013 NC State graduate, previously served as Regional Coordinator for Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. Congrats Miss Ellington!

Congratulations to Brandon Jones (’90) promoted to Division 8 Engineer for the NC Department of Transportation. Jones Brandon is a graduate of N.C. State University with a BS degree in Civil Engineering.  He has over 18 years of experience with the Department of Transportation and has worked in several different capacities in Divisions 4 and 5 including Assistant Resident Engineer, Assistant District Engineer, District Engineer, Division Operations Engineer, Division Maintenance Engineer, and Deputy Division Engineer.

Current GMHS Assistant Principal Beverly Smith (’82) participated in the LifeTouch Memory Mission 2016 trip in Dominican Republic. Ms. Smith is documenting her service constructing a school in the Constanza on her Twitter.

Trojan alums Beverly Adams (’68) and April Wall Wood (’88) have joined the staff of the Garner Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Neal Padgett (’73) and the Chamber members welcomed these wonderful public servants during the Jan. 13th membership breakfast at loyal Trojan Club supporter Lorraine’s Coffee House & Music

A very happy 29th Anniversary to Tony (’79) & Kim Wood Gulley (’85). Wishing our wonderful Trojan family many, many more years of happiness

Congrats to our Trojan alumni earning Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll for Fall 2015: Cameron Redd (basketball) Courtney Weathersbee (volleyball) for Lees-McRae; Dominique Reed (basketball) & Madison Stewart (softball) for Mount Olive. Well done by our student-athletes.

Congratulations to Shannon West Park (’11) & husband Eric on the arrival of Afton Scarlett Daisy Park. The Trojans wish The Parks much happiness and glad all are well

Kurt Fortmeyer 1974 Kurt Fortmeyer (’74) lends his community service to the The Nashville Songwriters Benefit for Make-A-Wish South Carolina Jan. 16th 7PM 100% of ticket sales will go to Make-A-Wish South Carolina at the Greenwood Community Theater. Visit his website for his upcoming shows, news and great music. The Horizon Award winner from the Tennessee Songwriters Association latest release “One More Night In Nashville” is available at

The Trojan family sends deepest sympathies to the family of Michael Townsend (’01) tragically lost in a car accident Aug. 8th. A gofundme page has been established to assist his beautiful family. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

Congrats to Captains Mike Townsend (’78) & Dean Taylor (80) on their retirement after 30 Years of service to the City of Raleigh Fire Department. Admirable service to the community.

Captain Kevin Radford (’90) has served with the Raleigh Fire Department since 1996. Captain Radford serves on Ladder 4 located at Fire Station 1 on S.Dawson St and welcomes Trojans to come by for a tour. Thank you for your service Captain Radford!

Meredith Bullard 2013 NC State engineering2013 President Meredith Bullard represents NC State School of Engineering in Business Insider’s “50 best computer-science and engineering schools in America.”

Matt Wescoe 2010 Raleigh Police DepartmentCongratulations to Matt Wescoe (’10) who has joined Raleigh Police Department. Office Wescoe joins his brother Jacob (’05) as RPD officer, after a stellar collegiate soccer career at Elon University. Thank you for your service Officer Wescoe.

Garner Class of 1965 held their 50th reunion at NC State Faculty Club Saturday evening. Class mates gathered Friday night at Garner Country Club. Hope everyone had a great time.

Congratulations to Jeff Hatcher (’04) & his beautiful wife Alyssa on the arrival of Collins Olivia, 6lbs 8oz. All reports Mommy & our future Lady Trojan are doing well.

Happy 28th Wedding anniversary to Mark (’85) & Renee Gallagher Pleasant (’85). The Trojans send wishes for at least 28 more!

Dr Lisa Gardner Bullard NC State ProfessorDr. Lisa Gardner Bullard (’82) co-authors the 4th edition of “Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes“. The culmination of several years work, the textbook wil be used in CHE 205 this fall at NC State. Director of Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Bullard is a multi-award winning professor including 2014 Park Scholarships Faculty Scholar
& 2010 Alumni Association Distinguished Undergraduate Professor.


Suzanne Phillips Mitchell 205 Johnston Co Principal of the YearCongratulations to Suzanne Phillips Mitchell (’80) named 2015 Johnston County Principal of the Year. Mitchell is the Principal at Selma Elementary School. Her caring devotion to her students and school rewarded with her well-deserved honor!

The Trojans wish Craig & Beth Thompson Gower (’78) a very happy anniversary. Best wishes to our alums for many more years of wedded bliss

Tim Stevens 1970Tim Stevens (’70) begins his retirement after 48 years of service to high school athletics. A member of the NCHSAA and National High School Hall of Fames as well as our own Trojan Hall of Fame inductee (2012 class), Tim is the original author of the NCHSAA Record Book and served as an advocate and authority on scholastic sports for nearly five decades. He is the 2015 recipient of the Town of Garner’s “James R. Stevens Award” (named for his father) for outstanding community service to our hometown. We wish our very own HOF’er and his beautiful family a very long and prosperous retirement

KaLee Harris 2015 UNC CharlotteKaLee Harris (’15) has committed to UNC Charlotte 49ers Cheerleading for 2015. Miss Harris was an All-GNRC performer for the conference champions and a 4 year letterman with selection to the conference All-Academic team each season. She plans to major in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Congrats Miss Harris!!

Garner Sr. High School Class of 1970 held their 45th reunion June 13th at the Carol Poole Clubhouse Restaurant (Lonnie Poole Golf Course), Centennial Campus of NC State University. The excellent work of Retha Kelly Lineberger & her Planning Committee members created a fun gathering, captured by John Davison Photography.

Kiyana Stokes, 2012 Lenoir CCKiyana Stokes (’12) has committed to Virginia State University basketball. Miss Stokes averaged 19ppg for Lenoir CC last season, 3rd in NJCAA Region X. Trojan basketball was 20-10 & NCAA qualifier in 2015. Congrats Miss Stokes! Lenior with Samarri Bowser (’14) season ends with Region X Tournament loss to Louisburg. Stokes led all scorers with 26 & 10 rebounds in Lenoir CC loss to Louisburg. Stokes poured in 19 in Lenoir CC 73-53 win over Patrick Henry. Stokes adds 4 steals & 4 rebounds for the Lady Lancers. Stokes went off for 30 points in Lenoir CC basketball 97-54 win over Virginia Western.

Happy 32nd wedding anniversary to Jimmy (’79) & Kim Inscoe Thompson (’79). The Trojans wish our terrific alums many more years of wedded bliss.

Congratulations Kaye Moon Jones (’80) on her retirement from WCPSS. Ms Jones completes 31 years of service to the students of Creech Road Elementary School. Wishing our alum a long prosperous, retirement

A very happy 37th anniversary to Trojan alums Forest (’76) & Joni Barefoot Alford. We wish the wonderful couple many more happy years together.

Mauney-Orr-IvesTrojan alums Michael Orr (’98), Joshua Mauney (’98) & Brandon Ives (’99) recognized by ECU “40 under 40” Leadership for excellence by their university graduates in their chosen fields. Mauney is President at the Paragon Companies. Orr is a partner in the law firm Dawson Orr in Jacksonville, Fla., and Ives in the managing partner at Brasco in Raleigh

Congratulations to USMC KJ Kane (’09) & his beautiful wife Mayette on the arrival of Jaxon Micheal Kane. Our future Trojan rolls in at 9lbs & 21in. All reports are Mommy and Jaxon (and Daddy) are well.

A very happy 22nd anniversary to Chris (’86) & Deena Woodall. The Trojans wish the wonderful couple many more years of wedded bliss

Congratulations to Trojan alum Donna Huff (’70) named Town of Garner 2015 Employee of the Year. Ms. Huff joined the town in December 2000 and is currently Administrative Support Specialist. Well deserved!

Pastor Tracy Bell 1980 New Bethel Christian ChurchCongrats to Pastor Tracy Bell (’80) of New Bethel Christian Church, named “Pastor of the Month” by The Light 103.9 The Triangle’s Station for Inspiration. Well deserved Pastor Bell!

Congratulations to Trojans Austin (’08) and Hope Hanson Gulley on their wedding! We wish the beautiful couple many years of wedded bliss

The Trojans send their congrats to Jordan (’09) and Jessica Farrell Shore on their wedding & hope for years of happiness together

Congratulations Tommy Myatt (’76) inducted in the NC Youth Rugby Union Hall of Fame for his contributions and coaching. Myatt received his honor at the 2015 State Championship match won by his son’s Raleigh Rattlersnakes U19 for the second straight year.

Taylor Coppedge 2013 World Dance Hip Hop Championship

A very happy 27th Anniversary to Trojan alums Ronnie (80) & Roberta Britton Padgett (’82), wishing our wonderful alums many, many more years of happiness

Meredith Lindsay (’09) received First Year Teacher of the Year nomination for Johnston County Schools from her fellow staff at Clayton Middle School. Congrats Miss Lindsay!

Robert Brewer 2009 US Army retired archerUS Army (Ret.) Robert Brewer (’09) used his championship archery skills to open the new Garner Cabela’s April 16th at the grand-opening ceremony. Brewer shot a ribbon with a bow-and-arrow to signify the opening of the store.

A very happy 44th anniversary to Jimmy & Donna Dale Norris (’69), wishing the happy couple many more years of wedded bliss

A happy 30th anniversary to Randy (’78) & Cindy Scarboro Batten (‘78). Wishing our wonderful alums many, many more years of wedded bliss!

Mayor Ronnie Williams (’66) received a first-place award in the talk/interview show category from N.C. City and County Communicators for his “”Great People in Garner” series. Back in the fall, the show got a first-place award from the N.C. Association of Government Information Officers. Episodes can be seen at and on GTV11 (Time Warner 11, AT&T U-verse 99).

Congratulations to Savannah Baber crowned Miss Indian NC at the 40th Annual NC Indian Unity Conference. Well done Miss Baber!

Congratulations to USAF Cameron Carlile (’07) on his promotion to Airman 1st Class.

Kasey Hamrick 2010 White Coat CeremonyCongratulations to Kasey Hamrick (’10) on her receiving her White Coat from UNC School of Pharmacy. Miss Hamrick is serving as a Pharmacy Technician at UNC Healthcare. Great job Miss Hamrick!

Happy 32nd anniversary to Richard (’80) & Jo Anna Guffey Strickland (’80). Wishing our alums many, many more years of wedded bliss

Brandon King (’03) is the Chief Executive Officer at Ink World Music,President at THE SUPER LABEL andTV/Film Songwriter at Rebel America Inc. VISIT/Like their FB page for news on his artists and projects.

Reginald Bowens (’08) is a Probation and Parole Officer with the SC Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. The 2007 GNRC Player of the Year was a four-year letterman with the South Carolina Gamecocks, including All-Academic SEC honors and team captain in 2012.

Congrats to Tracy Jane Comer (’81) & “Wild Heart” on their 2015 “Best of Madison” award for Local Country Band.

Congrats to Keith Bonham (’99) who bowled his third career 300 game. Superior job, Mr Bonham!

Beth Chesson Umstead 1983 and SE IECA ChapterCongrats to Beth Umstead Chesson (’83) and her award-winning Southeast IECA Chapter at the International Erosion Control Association national conference.

Amanda Beach Yde (’08) & “Drake” take 1st place at the ABT finals Bulls and Barrels with a 15.9 run. Great job Ms. Yde!

Congratulations to Debbie Lee Burns (’79) on her “Leading with the Heart” recognition at West Johnston High School for the 2014-15 school year. The honor is for dedicated educators for their outstanding service.

Jordan Hammond 2009Follow Jordan Hammond (’09) in his coding blog. Hammond and The Iron Yard are committed to exceptional growth and mentorship for people, their companies and their ideas through code education and startup accelerators.

Kudos to Rotary District Governor Leigh Hudson (’71) and his colleagues who exceeded their goal by constructing 93 latrines to prevent disease and death in the Dominican Republic. Awesome service, doing the Lord’s work!

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