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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Garner opens NCHSAA 4AA vs Pinecrest

Garner football opens their 33rd consecutive NCHSAA 4AA playoffs hosting Pinecrest Friday, Nov. 17th. The SWAC Champions received first round bye to face the Patriots who downed Athens Drive in their opener last Friday. The Trojan Sports Network with Chris Edwards ('06) & Larry Beck ('83) take the air 6:30PM with the Chick-Fil-A Pregame Show ahead of the 7:30PM kickoff. No Trojan passes for post-season games, $7 admission. Trojan Football brought to you each week with the generous support of The Tommy Sims ('86) Family and All-Star Waste Services:

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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. No score to report on the JV girls yet, but we'll report when found.

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

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Garner Dance claims title at Cheer Ltd competition

Congrats to our GMHS Dance team on their title at the Cheer Ltd Regional Prestate. Superior job by our Trojans representing Garner

Garner Basketball Jamboree Saturday

On Saturday, Nov. 11th, the Trojans will host the Garner Jamboree beginning at 8AM and featuring teams from the area varsity and JV programs. $5 admission for full day of basketball:

Trojan basketball warmed up with scrimmage vs Alumni Friday at GMHS. Garner welcomed home Garner basketball greats: Daryl HartMarcus Sanford, Greg McDaniel, Sammy Saunders, Coach Cameron Redd, Jeffery Smith, Eman McClain (who can dish the rock with the best of them), Josh McClain, Nick Abrom, Andrew Abrom, & DaMetrius Upchurch (who has a few slams left in him!!) A fun night of basketball by all who came out to support our program.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

2017 Fall Signing Day

Congratulations to senior baseball stars Xavier Bussey and Tyler Gillespy on their college commitments.

Seniors Xavier Bussey and Tyler Gillespy with Coach Derik Goffena and the 2017 GNRC Champion Trojans

Bussey signs with the Gamecocks after hitting .329 for Coach Derik Goffena's GNRC Champions. Two-time All-GNRC performer, Bussey had 17 RBI, with .822 on base percentage and 8 stolen bases earning selection for the Perfect Game Atlantic Coast Top Prospect list and invite to the Perfect Game All-American Game in San Diego.

Gillespy signs with Campbell baseball having hit .289 last season, anchoring the conference champion infield. The two-time all-conference shortstop recorded 26 hits in 25 games & 14 RBI in his third year starting for the Trojans. His solid fielding with .949 fielding percentage and .765 on-base percentage makes him a catalyst to lead the 2018 defending champs this season.

Coach Derik Goffena has 48 college athletes committed from his Trojan baseball program.