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Monday, November 20, 2017

Varsity basketball opens with win over Rolesville

Coach Eddie Gray unveils his top-ranked Trojan varsity opens the season with 83-69 win over former conference foe Rolesville. Senior KD Burt leads four Trojans with 23 and 13 rebounds. Marque Maultsby scores 17 with 8 assists (and two spectacular dunks), Donovan Evans 12 & Demetric Horton 10 as the top-ranked Trojans shook off a poor 2nd quarter that allowed the Rams to erase 17 point lead, cut to just 46-42 at the break. The home men shoot 59% in the 1st quarter to take control 20-12 but the Rams take advantage of six Garner turnovers in the second period to narrow the gap. A solid second half by Garner with just two turnovers the rest of the way and a thorough 29-18 rebound margin allows them to pull away for opening win, headed to Fayetteville 71st Tuesday night.
 Trojan Sports Network archive broadcast
SCORING: KD Burt 23points, 13 rebounds; Marque Maultsby 17, 8 assists; Donovan Evans 12, Demetric Horton 10, Trayvon Ferrell 8, Mehki Townes 7, Jaren Ellerbee 4, Sal-Bey Young 2

JV win streak ends
Garner JV downed 76-62 by Rolesville ending their 66-game win streak. Trojans manage just 38% shooting as the Rams lead nearly wire-to-wire. Jayleon Simmons 15 points, Daveon Dunn 14 on an efficient 5-of-8 from the floor and team-high 6 rebounds. Christian Little adds 13. Garner doomed by 7-of-22 night from the arc and 38-25 rebound deficit as the JV Rams convert 16 points second chance points. Coach Bloms squad suffers their first loss since 12/3/2014 to fall to 1-1

Freshman edged by S.Wake
The Freshman Trojans drop their second straight 59-51 to the S.Wake Sabres. Julius Peacock scores 12 with 12 rebounds before fouling out early in the 4th. Ty Barron also scores 12 and Josiah Pender has 8 with 8 rebounds.

Trojan football NCHSAA playoff at Green Hope

SWAC Champion Garner advance in NCHSAA 4AA Playoffs at Green Hope. The #10-ranked Trojans reach the third round for the 7th time in 8 seasons as the 3-seed to face the 2-seed Falcons. Winners of 7 straight, Garner faces the #8-ranked Falcons 7:30PM Friday. The Trojan Sports Network with Chris Edwards ('06) & Larry Beck ('83) bringing you the Chick-Fil-A Pregame Show at 6:30PM. Garner football brought you each week by The Tommy Sims ('86) Family and All-Star Waste Services
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Trojan swimming from Triangle Aquatics Nov. 16th

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SWAC Champion Ward joins Mountaineer golf

Congratulations SWAC Champion Kayla Ward on her commitment to Appalachian State golf. The senior 4-time medalist and 2017 NCHSAA 4A runner up led Coach Barnes Lady Trojan golf team to 3 consecutive conference titles, earning four conference individual titles. Congrats Miss Ward!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Garner downs Pinecrest to advance to NCHSAA 3rd round

Daiveon Carrington piles up 186 yards rushing with 2TDs as Garner opens their 33rd consecutive NCHSAA 4AA playoffs with 31-21 win over Pinecrest. Trojans win their 7th straight and advance to the 3rd round of the state playoffs for the 7th time in 8 seasons. Nolan McLean hits Justin Lewis for 24-yard score and Carrington scampers 21 yards for TD for 14-0 Garner lead in the 1st quarter. Eli "Money" Bondurant nails 21-yard FG for 17-0 halftime lead. Garner uses Carrington & Shymik Smith fumble recoveries and Laytavion Haywood interception to keep Pinecrest off the scoreboard in the half, with Trojan pressure allowing just 1-for-7 for 35 yards Pat passing with pick while McLean registers 167 yards passing in the opening half. The Patriots take advantage of an awful pass interference call on their opening drive to narrow the lead to 17-6 after Carrington blocks the PAT. Pinecrest scores on tipped pass returned for score to cut the Garner lead to 17-14 before Carrington bolts 19 yards for his second score of the evening and 24-14 lead for the SWAC Champs after 3 quarters. After Carrington corrals Pats fumble recovery, he dashes 36 yards to the 1 & McLean keeper completes the scoring with 8:25 left. Marque Maultsby interception, 4th takeaway on the night for the Trojan defense, ends Pinecrest drive at the Garner 25 with 4 minutes left. Carrington rushing on the final drive puts the game away to send Garner (8-4) to 3rd round matchup at 2-seed Green Hope next Friday night

Congratulations to Justin Lewis 83 yards receiving to move into 3rd all-time in Garner history with 1,208 yards, passing Trojan Hall of Famer Brandon Banks ('06) & Donovan Perry ('03); sophomore Nolan McLean extends his school records with 2,297 passing yards, 141 completions/244 attempts & 208 ypg average

Trojan Sports Network archive broadcast
Pinecrest 0 0 14 7
GARNER 14 3 7 7
Rushing-Yards 33-285 45-191
Passing-Yards-TD 10-22-177-1 4-16-53-0
RUSHING: Daiveon Carrington 14-186 yards, 2TDs; Josh Wilson 8-83; Nolan McLean 3-(-5) TD; Jaydin Dixon 5-12; Donovan Evans 2-8; Prestige Bellamy 1-2 yards
PASSING: McLean 10-22-177 yards, TD
RECEIVING: Justin Lewis 3-81 yards, TD; Evans 2-34; Carrington 1-24; Ralph Vieux 1-28; Spencer Stephenson 2-9; Ahkee Vaughn 1-1 yard
DEFENSE: NaDarius Thompson 10 tackles; Marcus Davis 8 tackles, sack, QBH; Tyler Peacock 6 stops, sack, 2QBH; Shymik Smith 4 tackles, fumble recovery, QBH; Marque Maultsby INT; Laytavion Haywood 7 tackles, INT, sack; Carrington 4 tackles, block kick, fumble recovery;

Thursday, November 16, 2017

JV Trojans open with win over Clayton for 66 straight

Coach Bloms JV Trojans survive to take their season opening win over Clayton 54-51. Garner musters just 40.7% shooting from the floor and uncharacteristic 19 turnovers to scratch out the 66th straight win for the program after two consecutive undefeated seasons. AJ Daniels leads a balanced scoring attack with 11, Justus Wall and Christian Little have 9 points each. Both teams show alot of rust in the first half, with Garner shooting an abysmal 28% with 12 turnovers. Fortunately the Comets manage just 25% to trail 25-17 at the break. The JV Comets open with 5-0 run after the break but the Garner defense stiffens to cause enough Comet turnovers to stretch their lead to 45-30. Ben Hines knocks down a couple of 3's (the only buckets from the arc for Garner on the night, just 2-for-11 total) in the 14-6 run by the home team. But the Comets match that with 13-2 run to cut the margin to just 52-48 inside a minute left. Daveon Dunn (4 steals, 6 assists on the night) steal and score and then dish to Little gives Garner 54-51 lead with 13 seconds left. A Comet heave at the buzzer is well off for the non-conference win for the good guys who host Rolesville Monday night. Coach Bloms improves to 183-34 career record

Freshman Trojans fall in OT
Garner Freshman squad edged in OT 91-83 to the Comets. Josiah Pender leads the Trojans with 23, Amari Wood adds 21, Brandon Huffstetler adds 12 with four BIG three's & Ty Barron has 10 & 13 rebounds. The game is nip-n-tuck affair throughout with each team reaching double-digit leads but 9 ties and 19 lead changes total. The Freshman Trojans edge out 43.9% to 42.7% shooting margin but the Comets win the boards 46-40 despite Barron game-high with Pender just missing a double-double with 9 rebounds. The Freshman Comets make their free throws down the stretch to pad 21-16 margin from the charity stripe. Garner hosts the South Wake Sabres Monday afternoon 3:30PM

Lady Trojans drop non-conference game
Coach Mays Lady Trojans fall to 0-2 with 68-31 loss to the Comets. The JV girls improve to 2-0 with 46-30 win over Clayton. The girls teams play at Rolesville Monday, Nov. 20th, doubleheader starts with JV at 5:30PM

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Congratulations senior track star Rondell Terry on his commitment to Charlotte track. The reigning conference 100m & 200m Champion finished 3rd in the NCHSAA 4A 100m & 3-time All-GNRC performer. He joins fellow Trojan alum David Hamilton ('15) for 49ers Track. Well done, Mr. Terry!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Trojans compete in the 2017 John Wall Holiday Invitational

Garner opens 2017 John Wall Holiday Invitational vs Christ School (Arden NC) Dec 27th. Coach Gray’s Trojans make their 22nd appearance in the nation’s oldest high school Tournament at Broughton Holiday Gym