Alumni News

As of 5/24/2018 Alumni news can be found on our Garner High School Alumni Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TrojanNews 

Hearty congrats to Trojan alums Nathan & Erica Clements (‘06) on the arrival of Juliet Clements, 8 lbs 4 oz. Reports are all are doing well

Head Coach Gus Ulrich (’80) fires opening round even par 72 at the the 2018 Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores GC in Benton Harbor, MI. The Head Coach of the DIII National Championship qualifying Sandhills Flyers Golf team is competing in his 6th professional major after winning the Carolinas PGA Section Senior Shootout at TPC Myrtle Beach.. His Sandhills Community College men's golf team won the 2018 Region X Tournament Championship. The 6th consecutive year, the Flyers qualified for the NJCAA Division III National Championship tournament which will be hosted in Chautauqua Golf Club in N.Y. on June 5-8th. The Flyers captures the Eagles' Cup at Eagle Ridge GC. The Flyers 618 edges Fayetteville Tech by five strokes. Sandhills takes first at The FTCC Invitational at Keith Hills GC. Ulrich won the Carolinas PGA Section SR Shootout at TPC Myrtle Beach. Ulrich shot 145 in the 2017 Senior PGA Championship at Trump National in Washington DC just missing the 145 cut line.  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.

Andrew Robinson (‘11) joins Lenovo as Sales Reprentative. Robinson, an NC State graduate, previously worked as Territory Manager for Mohawk Industries. Congrats Mr Robinson!


Dalton Forster (’17) joins the cast of "Horn In The West" this summer, beginning June 23rd. The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance production of "Sweeney Todd" after multiple roles with GMHS Drama & NC Theatre Conservatory Theatre. His theater credits include Hairspray, As You Like It, Disney’s High School Musical, and Eurydice. 

2017 Hall of Fame Tucker Dupree (’07) swims 56:12 in his 100m freestyle heat to advance to the finals at the 2018 World Para Swimming Championships in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy. Dupree named to the US Team for the 2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships in Cairns, Australia, August 9-13th. Our 4-time Paralympic medalist, Dupree has represented the US in seven world championships since 2008 including the Rio, London and Beijing Paralympics Games. He earns gold in the 50m freestyle at The Mexico City World Para Swimming Championships. Dupree swims 25.14 to claim the World Championship. Dupree took Silver 50m Freestyle & 100m backstroke in his opening event in his 5th world championship event for Team USA. Our 4-time medalist, Dupree has represented the US in the Rio, London and Beijing Paralympics Games. Dupree claimed the 50m backstroke in 30.90 at the 2017 Speedo Can Am Para-Swimming 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, posting 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. He 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.

Congratulations Jeffery Vernon ('77) on his retirement from Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science after 28 years of service. Best wishes for a long & prosperous next act, Mr. Vernon!


Assistant Coach Kameron Smith (’08) Trojan legend Kameron Smith ('08) joins the Saint Augustine football staff of Head Coach Tim Chavous. Smith previously served as QB Coach at Hampton University before joining the Falcons, which include 2016 All-CIAA Rookie team selection Desmond Quinerly Justin Chavis (’13). Coach Smith is the Winston-Salem State all-time leading passer after leading the Rams to 14-1 record and the DII National Title Game in 2012 and compiling a career 21-2 record as starting QB. tball. 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. 

Happy Anniversary to Mike (’78) & Lori Poole Townsend (’81). The Trojans hope they have a wonderful day and many, many more years of happiness

Congratulations to Jeffrey Courtney Walton Gulley ('10) on the arrival of Wood Jefferson Gulley! Our future Trojan rolled in last night at 8lbs, 11oz and all reports are everyone doing well!

LaCherie Clarke (’14) named United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Atlantic Region for Shaw track. The 2018 100m CIAA Champion recorded a school record in the 200m at the conference championship with 24.46 time, breaking her own mark. Miss Clarke claims the 100m title at CIAA Track Championship with the best time of the day 12.04. Clarke earned bronze in the 200m with 24.46 time, breaking her own school record & her Shaw 4x100 relay team posts 48.61. The 4X400 relay team won their heat at 2018 Penn Relays with 3:56.38 at the prestigious meet. Clarke broke the Shaw University 200m school record with 24.79 at the Aggie Invitational at NCA&T. Her 4x400 relay team established new program record at 3:52.41. Clarke runs 59.90 in 400m at JCSU Invitational & wins the 200m at the Fred Hardy Invitational at Richmond. Clarke runs 25.67 to take her 2nd straight win this spring season for Shaw Track. She claimed the 200m title at Trojan Challenge hosted by Mount Olive with a 26.12. Her 4x100 relay team earns 2nd with 48.46 time. Clarke runs 28:37.9 for Bears cross-country at the Shumake HBCU Challenge. Miss Clarke ran 28:26 at the adidas Cross-Country Challenge hosted by NC State. & 28:48:03 at the Virginia State University Opener in Petersburg, VA & recorded 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. Her 4X100 relay team runs 48.64 at the 2016 CIAA Track Championships good for 5th. Clarke ran 26.34 in the 200m for 11th in the CIAA & she earned 10th in the 100m.

Happy 29th Anniversary to Scott & Jill Walton Norris (’84), very best wishes to our alums and their valuable contributions to GMHS

Congratulations RPD Officer Matt Wescoe ('10) and his beautiful bride Kim on their wedding. The Trojans send best wishes for many, many years of happiness to the wonderful couple.

A very happy 5th 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. Captain Grissom  promoted to Company Commander. He is currently is assigned to the Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., the oldest active post in the Marine Corps & led the Presidential Joint Task Force at the Presidential Inauguration. The storied post was founded in 1801 by President Thomas Jefferson and Lt. Col. William Ward Burrows, the second commandant of the Marine Corps.

Congratulations and best wishes to Kevin Light (’07) and his beautiful bride Heidi on their wedding day. Many happy years to the wonderful couple


Congratulations to Ensign Elizabeth Pittman (‘14) on her graduation from US Naval Academy. Upon commissioning, she will be stationed in Pensacola FL while attending Naval Flight School. She earned 2018 Penn Mutual Life of Significance Award nominee. The award is presented to a collegiate student-athlete participating in the College Rugby Championship who exemplify integrity, respect, and giving back to the community. Pittman, Platoon Commander and Brigade Honor Congress member at the Naval Academy recognized for her service with Relay for Life, YMCA, and mission trips to New Orleans and Virginia serving underprivileged communities and helped rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The Midshipman (8-1) compete in the CRC June 2-3rd. Pittman was featured 23rd Company Fighting Hellfish of The Week. She will be attending flight school after graduating in May. Navy rugby captured Championship at Lancaster PA with 27-0 win over Siena. 

Award-winning singer-songwriter Kurt Fortmeyer (’74) returns home to perform at loyal Trojan Club supporter Lorraine's Coffee House & Music Saturday August 4th


Wake Forest junior Savannah Baber ('15) earns the Morris and Stewart Udall Scholarship. The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. Baber is majoring in English and political science/ international affairs. She plans to attend law school with the goal of advocating on behalf of tribal land and environmental stewardship.

Suzie Martin Huening (’82) featured on best selling author/publisher, John Spender's Journey to Riches series. Huening is Fitness America Masters Champion & previously won the Master’s Physique Championship in her outstanding fitness competitive career. Ms. Huening 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

Kristen Powell (’13) joins Madera Outdoors as an Ambassador for their products in Wyoming. Madera is a conservation ally, with a mission of preserving nature with proceeds from their sales. (They plant two trees for each hammock sold!) The All-CAA athlete graduated from UNCW where she starred for Seahawk volleyball. Miss Powell led 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.

Brian Ray Norris ('91) stars in Broadway production of "SpongeBob SquarePants The Musical" at The Palace Theater. Norris' Broadway debut in the 12-time Tony nominated show after performances in A Dog Story and touring cast of Mamma Mia! as well as TV credits in Law & Order SVU.

Billy Knabe (’16) runs 2:05.54 in 800m for Campbell track at the Big South Championships. The Fightin' Camels are second with the final day of the event Saturday. Knabe runs 33:45.23 in 10,000m in the championship. He posts 16:31.01 in the 5000m for Campbell track at Liberty Twilight. Knabe runs 15:59.92 in the 5000m at the Duke Invitational Track Meet & 16:01.56 in 5000m at 2018 HPU VertKlasse Meet & 4:45.36 in the mile at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational to open his outdoor season. Knabe & Campbell Cross-Country repeat as 2017 Big South Conference Cross-Country Champions. Knabe runs 30:13.5 for the Fightin Camels who claim their second straight title at the Lynchburg VA meet. Knabe runs 26:56.2 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in Louisville KY. The Fightin Camels finish 8th in the 41 team field. Knabe ran 20:36 at Elon Opener & 35:10.73 at the Big South Track Championship, good for 8th & His 34:28.25 in the 10K for Campbell track at the Duke University Invitational. 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 2016 Big South title. Knabe ran 4:44.34 mile at UNCG Spartan Challenge. 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. 

Rachel Hardin ('13) named finalist for Beginning Teacher of the Year for Johnston County. Miss Hardin, Elementary Education graduate of East Carolina, teaches 2nd grade at West View Elementary. Excellent work by our Trojan!

Kelsey Bryan (’14) outstanding college career ends in CAA Tournament loss. The 2018 Thomas V. Mosley Award led the Seahawks to a record-tying 103 wins over the last four years. UNCW reached the CAA Championship for the second straight season and reached the 20-win plateau for the third consecutive season. She earned conference defensive Player of the Year honors last season & All-CAA with 16 stolen bases for the Seahawks. She is a 4-year softball star & 2017 CAA Defensive Player of the Year. She has contributed 110 hours of community service in Wilmington. The Seahawks recorded school record 35 wins in 2017. Bryan earned  2017 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association All-State Team selection. UNCW softball team earned the inaugural CAA Team Academic Achievement Award. The Seahawks 3.498 team GPA in 2016-17, claimed their first appearance in the CAA Championship in 10 years setting school record 10 game win streak. They posted the best fielding percentage in program history with a CAA-leading .977 mark. Bryan earned All-CAA first team honors after leading the conference with 119 assists, posting .969 fielding percentage. She started every game for the Seahawks at short w/ .325 BA & league leading 15 sacrifices.  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.

Emanuel Perez (’17) selected to US Under-20 Men's National Team for 12-day training camp in Florida before matches vs Honduras National Team on May 17th & 19th in San Pedro Sula. The NC State star joined the U-20s on a trip to Spain in March, participated in the inaugural United States Men's Soccer Youth National Team Summit Camp in Florida in January, and also spent time with the organization at a camp in October 2017. Perez earned US Soccer Coaches All-South Region Second Team and the TopDrawerSoccer Freshman Best XI First Team & ACC Freshman of the Year  & 2nd team All-ACC Perez scored 3 game-winning goals & 14 points this season for #22 NC State. He was named the All-conference 2nd team. The Pack with Will Ramirez (’15) & #22 NC State soccer nipped 1-0 by Virginia Tech in 2017 ACC Men's Soccer Tournament opener. Perez scored two goals and assist on the third to give NC State soccer 3-2 upset win over #5 Louisville on ESPN3. Perez earned National Player of the Week and ACC Offensive Player of the Week for his outstanding match. Perez registered his 3rd game-winning goal of the season for the Wolfpack which include  Perez is ranked 9th in NCAA Freshmen by Top Drawer Soccer. Perez earned NCAA Player of the Week after scoring the GW over #3 Clemson. Perez assists on both Wolfpack goals in 2-1 win over #14 UNC Wilmington. Perez goal at 78 minutes sends the Wolfpack to overtime at William & Mary in 3-2 OT loss. Perez three goals in four matches this season. Perez recorded his first college goal is the game-winner in NC State 3-2 season opening win vs Florida Atlantic. 

Contact Levin Woodall ('13) for video marketing, podcast, or other media services. Mr. Woodall, Communications graduate from NC State, is currently adding to his professional portfolio while working with The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal 

Warren Messer (’15) named Elon football Team MVP. The 2017 FCS All-American junior linebacker also earned All-CAA honors after recording 114 tackles for The Phoenix. Messer & #15 Elon season ends with 28-27 FCS Playoff loss to Furman. Messer records 10 tackles for the 7th time this season, with 2 QB hurries in the 10th best season by Elon defender in school history (114 tackles for The Phoenix junior linebacker). Messer earns 2017 All-CAA honors. Messer has reached 222 tackles for his career, 51 less than Trojan alum and Hall of Famer Lamar Adams (’88) for 10th in Elon history. Messer posted game-high 12 tackles with 2 sacks at N.Hampshire. He had 8 tackles and two QB hurries in 33-30 2OT Homecoming win over Towson & 5 stops with two sacks in 19-14 win at #13 Villanova. The Phoenix 4 wins over ranked opponent this season. His interception with 34 seconds left seals 35-34 win at Rhode Island. The Phoenix capture the school's 500th win in their history this year. Messer's tackle for safety clinches 25-17 win over William & Mary. He earned  Academic All-Star of the Week after his 15 tackles in Elon 36-33 upset at #6 Richmond. Messer interception at the Spiders 18 sets up the game-winning FG for The Phoenix. He records a sack, forced fumble with the pick-off & 1.5TFL. Messer game-high 12 tackles in 19-14 upset win over #16 Charleston Southern with QB hurry in their home opener. 

A very happy 36th Anniversary to Barry (’74) & Pat McDonald Moore (’69). Their Trojan family wishes the esteemed alums many, many more years of wedded bliss

Wellington Guzman ('17) goes 2-4 with double for Winston-Salem State vs #8 Georgia College. Guzman was named the 2018 Winston-Salem State Freshman of the Year. Guzman hitting .280 with 10 homers & 29RBI for the Rams, taking over as starting shortstop in 8th game of season for the 27-16 Rams. He slams his 10th homer of the season for Winston-Salem State at N.Georgia. The Rams host Saint Augustine next Saturday for DH 1PM at Finch Field in Thomasville. Guzman hit his 8th & 9th homers of the year vs Lincoln (box scores just posted) with 8 RBI in 4-for-6 doubleheader & went 2-4 with a critical game-tying RBI for Winston-Salem State vs Belmont Abbey. Guzman is hitting .322 for the Rams since taking over as the starting shortstop. Guz has two doubles for the Rams in series finale vs #29 Pembroke. Guzman slams his 6th homer of the season vs Braves in the series. Guzman scorching 3-4, 2RBI day in 10-4 win over Jefferson. He slammed two homers, his 4th & 5th of the season, recording his second multi-homer game of the season in the Rams doubleheader split with Indiana (PA). He ripped 2 homers in win over USciences College. Guzman career high 4 hits including double and 3RBIs in 17-8 slugfest win slams 3-run homer in their series-clinching win over Glenville State. Guzman first collegiate homer for the Rams. Guzman goes 1-3 starting at SS in 5-4 win over Glenville State & 2-3, double 2RBI & stolen base in 4-3 win over Post. He was 1-3 in 5-4 win over Glenville State. Guzman records RBI single, two walks vs Concord.

Coach Cullen Hodges ('13) & Trojan cheerleaders Ashton Sims (’18) Sutton Hodges (’19) & the Cheer Extreme SSX take the 2018 World Title. The Sharks capture their second world title & also won the National Cheerleading Championships in Dallas earlier this year. Great job Sharks!

Jacob Bowes ('12) shared his engineering knowledge with Engineering Elective students at Underwood Elementary School in Raleigh. Bowes, a 2016 civil engineering graduate of NC State University, is a dedicated volunteer with Holland's United Methodist Church learned as Chancellor's Aide for the Wolfpack. Bowes was featured for his volunteer work with NC State Engineering Foundation to raise money for the College’s improvement projects. Mr Bowes works at McKim & Creed Engineering.

Trojan basketball Jaren Ellerbe & Donovan Evans earn All-Star selection at Big Shots Carolina April tournament. Ellerbe leads the team in scoring with 30-point game in the championship game and a 23-point game against TLBA. He also scored 19 and 18 points in the other two games. Evans was in double-figures in three games. He scored 13 points against the Carolina Defenders, 14 points against TLBA and 23 points against Team FLY.

Trojan Hall of Famer David West ('99) & Golden State take 3-1 West Semifinals lead with 118-92 win over New Orleans. West has 4 pts, 2 assists and block for the defending champions. They look to advance Tuesday night at the Chase Center 10:30PM Eastern on TNT. The Dubs won game two 121-116 win. West has 5 assists, 4 points, 3 rebounds and 2 blocks for the defending NBA Champs. The Warriors advance to the second round with their 99-91 win at San Antonio. West has 7 rebounds, 4 points, 3 assists, 2 steals and block for the Warriors who win the series 4-1, will face New Orleans in the West semifinals beginning Saturday. West has 4 points, 3 rebounds & assist for the Pacific Division champs in game one opener. West scored 9pts, 4reb, block and steal vs New Orleans in 125-115 win as the Warriors became the first team in NBA history to overcome two 20-point halftime deficits in the same season (Nov. 18 at Philadelphia). He records 8 pts, 7 rebounds in 110-106 loss to Sacramento., adding an assist, a steal and a block & 14pts with 7 rebounds in 124-116 win at Philadelphia. The Warriors claimed 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 in 2016 during their NBA record 38 straight home wins.

Congratulations USMC Corporal Nick Gallogly (’15) on his promotion. Gallogly is stationed in Okinawa, Japan. 3rd Law Enforcement battalion (Field MP). Well done, Marine and thank you for your service!

Kenneth Perkinson (’13) earns Winthrop University Top Scholar Athlete Award. The senior soccer star recognized for the highest GPA at The Eagles “WUSPY’s” Awards Ceremony. His outstanding Winthrop soccer career ends at Gardner Webb. The Eagles suffer their 5th consecutive shutout in the loss. Perkinson records 5 saves for Winthrop soccer at Liberty. His Eagles fail to score for the 5th consecutive game & posts the shutout in 1-0 OT win for at Longwood, his 3rd shutout of the season for the Eagles. They fell at #4 UNC-Chapel Hill. Perkinson records 4 saves, his 47 for season is 9th in NCAA soccer this season. Winthrop soccer nipped 3-2 at Georgia State in 2OT & 7 saves in 3-0 shutout at Wofford in the Big South-SoCon Challenge. He has 10 saves in their opener at #15 Charlotte. Perkinson stops ten of 11 through 88 minutes before the home Niners break through for the 1-0 win. The 2016 standout goalie with 4 shutouts, played this summer with PDL South Division Champs Myrtle Beach Mutiny (10-1-4) Perkinson has five saves in goal for Myrtle Beach Mutiny in 4-3 win over Carolina Dynamo to improve to 6-1-2. Perkinson starts in goal for Myrtle Beach Mutiny in 4-2 win over with Wilmington Hammerheads. He earned Player of the Game honors in 1-1 draw at Appalachian St.


Nick Snell (’15) earns All-Conference Carolinas Track honors with his 9th place finish in 1500m for Belmont Abbey. Snell posts 4:22.72 for the Crusaders. Snell posts 4:20.34 in the 1500m at the Gamecock Invitational hosted by University of South Carolina & career best 2:09.18 in 800m & 4:19.04 in 1500m at Susan Rouse Invitational hosted by S.Wesleyan. His Belmont Abbey 4x400 Relay team records 3:40.82 for 6th. Snell posts 2:10.57 in the 800m & 4:25.44 in 1500m at the Adidas Winthrop Invitational. Snell ran 4:44 mile & 9:46.36 in the 3000k for Belmont Abbey at the Capital City Invitational at JDL in Winston-Salem. Snell runs 9:50.11 for 2nd at the November JDL Kickoff 3K. The two-time Presidential Honor Roll recipient from Belmont Abbey ran unattached recording his personal best time at that distance.

Congratulations to Pat Holmes (‘09) and his beautiful bride Leanna on their wedding day! The Trojans send very best wishes to the happy couple

Congratulations to Lynsey-Paige McManus Phillips & her husband US Navy Officer Jeremy Phillips on the arrival of William Cooper Phillips. The Phillips, including big brother Carter are doing well.

Nyheim Hines ('15) drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the 4th round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Hines is the 4th Trojan drafted and 10th professional football player from Garner. Details for our alum as he begins his professional career.

Tylor Whitley (’17) Tylor Whitley (’17) fires an 81 in round two for Missouri Science and Technology golf at the Great Valley Conference Championships. Whitley jumps to 20th with her two round 165. The Miners 10th with round to go at Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka MO. She fires final round 81 to finish 6th at the Natural State Golf Classic at Red Apple Country Club. The Miners finish 3rd in the tournament. They compete in the Great Valley Conference Championships April 27-29th. Whitley records two-round 169 leads Miners golf at the Missouri-St. Louis Spring Invitational at Whitmoor Country Club in St. Charles, Mo. The Miners claim 8th place. Whitley leads Missouri Science & Technology golf with two-round 163 good for 4th at the Rockhurst Spring Invitational in Wichita. Whitley posts the Miners low score both rounds to lead them to 3rd place team finish. The Miners won Palm Springs Tournament at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort in California. Whitley posts two-day 166 good for 10th for the Miners in their spring schedule opener. The Miners took 5th at the Lady Panther Fall Tournament at Silo Ridge Country Club in Bolivar, Mo. Whitley posts two day 172, good for 22nd. The event concludes the Miners fall schedule. ace at the Whitley posts two-round 177 at Midwest Classic & an 84 at their 2017 Miner Golf Classic at Oak Meadows GC. Whitley posted 5th place finish in their season opener at the Southern Indiana Invitational with her +4 for two rounds at Cambridge Golf Course.

Congratulations Morgan Barbour Jones (‘08) & husband Stuart on the arrival of Taylor Lane Jones. All reports our Coach & future Trojan are doing well!

Alisha Josey (’16) with 5 hits, including two doubles & RBI in Appalachian State doubleheader at Gardner Webb. Josey has two walks for the Mountaineers who take game one 6-1, dropping the nightcap 9-7.  Josey slams two homers for App State vs Troy. Josey 6th & 7th homer with 3RBIs and walk & 2-6, day with double, 2RBI at UT-Arlington DH. Josey also slammed two home runs in their 9-8 series-clinching win over Louisiana-Monroe. Josey has 4 RBI, adding a double & walk for the Mountaineers who win their 8th in last 9 games. Josey had 2 hits, 4RBI in their DH with the WarHawks. Josey 1-3, walk & RBI in 7-3 game one win & crushed bases-loaded double for 3RBIs in game two for the Mountaineers who have won 7 of last 8. Josey slams 2-run homer vs Tenn Tech in their DH sweep. Josey 1-3, double in 3-2 win in their home opener and 2-3, homer, 3RBI 10-8 win in the afternoon. She homers vs UVA at the UNCG Invitational & 1-2, RBI vs Seton Hall in 4-0 win. App State softball sweep their games at the Black & Gold Classic hosted by Alabama State. Josey 1-3, RBI in  5-4 win over Holy Cross. She went 4-for-7 with RBI double at Mercer Invitational, 15-8 over Morehead State & 5-2 loss to Buffalo. Josey slams 2-run homer vs C.Michigan on opening day at the Mercer Invitational, where she is 6-for-14. Josey goes 5-11 with 3 RBI at 2017 Aggie Invitational. She went 3-5 with 3RBI for App State softball in 11-3 win over NC A&T. Josey hitting .368. Her RBI single in their last at-bat gives App State softball the walk-off 2-1 win over George Mason at the 2017 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.

Brighton Hudson (’14) earns 2018 Conference Carolinas All-Conference. He was also named  Academic All-Conference for earning 3.25 GPA or higher. The repeat winner is currently 5-2 with 2.90 ERA and 97Ks in 71IP. Hudson pitches 8 innings with 9Ks vs King on his Senior Night & records 8 innings with 11Ks in 3-2 win vs Erskine. Hudson picked up his 5th win in 8-3 win over Emmanual in Conference Carolinas play. Hudson allowed three runs off six hits and struck out 11 in his complete game victory. He earned Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week. Hudson 7-inning 3-hitter with 12Ks over Southern Wesleyan. He pitches 6 innings with 10Ks in 5-3 win over Belmont Abbey & 6 innings with 9Ks in 16-4 win at Barton. He pitches 8-inning 2-hitter with 14Ks in win over Davis & Elkins. He pitched 7 innings with 8Ks at USC Aiken & 11 strikeout, one-hit performance in 6-5  comeback win at Lander to open the season. The top-ranked Mount Olive repeated as 2017 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. 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 & was named to 2016 Conference Carolinas All-Conference team. Hudson earns second team honors with his 2.39 ERA in 16 games with 34K’s & 6-2 record.

Congratulations to senior Malik Stephens earning the National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Award from the Bill Dooley Chapter. The Award is presented for outstanding football performance, scholastic achievement and school leadership. Stephens, a two-sport star for Garner will be playing baseball next year for Catawba Valley. Well done, Mr. Stephens!

Taylor Coppedge (13) competes in 2018 Dance World Championship this weekend. Miss Coppedge is an 8-year veteran dancer, competing with her 10th Championship team. Her Premier Athletics Supa Novaz finish 4th in the US at the 2017 Dance World Championships held in Orlando, FL. Supa, competes in the Open Coed Hip Hop class. The team won the 2015 World title.

Samuel Stidwell ('14) & Vincent Jefferies ('13) earn MEAC Commissioner's Cup honors. The student athletes recognized for achieving +3.0 GPA for the 2017 calendar year. Stidwell is a Junior member of the National Champion NC A&T (11-0) football team & Jefferies is a draft-eligible senior for Florida A&M football. 

Kameron Bridgers (‘17) joins the Fairview Fire Dept. Bridgers is graduate of GMHS Fire-Safety Academy & was the team MOP for Coach Tingle’s Trojan wrestling team.

Congratulations WRIC News reporter McKenzie Bennett (‘12) on her Associated Press Awards! Miss Bennett recognized with 2nd in Best Newscast & Best Producer on ABC Channel 8 in Richmond. Bennett & “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. Miss Bennett reported for Olympic News Service during the Rio games. Our Trojan soccer star conducted interviews with our Team USA athletes. 

Congrats to Chad Williams ('02) on his win at Wake County Speedway. Well done #31!

Collin Martin ('14) pitches 6 innings, allowing just one earned run in Appalachian State Club Baseball win over Elon. Martin 6-hitter w/3 K’s to earn the Mountaineers a doubleheader split. They split their home opener DH with Charlotte. Appalachian State Club baseball sweeps their series at College of Charleston. 

James Mays (’04) & Seoul SK claim the South Korean Pro League Championship. The Knights are first team in league history to rally from down 0-2 & take the title. Mays has 12 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals in the series clinching 6th game vs top-seed DB Promy. Mays scores 22 with 4 rebounds & 3 steals in game five win & scores 26 in 101-99 OT game three win & 27 in game two of the Championship series. Mays recorded 17 with 13 rebounds for SK Knights of South Korea Professional League semifinals vs KCC Egris. He poured in 32 with 12 boards for in 89-80 win over KCC Egis. Mays recently starred in 2017 for Qingdao of the China National Pro League before joining the Knights, where he recorded 11 double-doubles in 15 China National Basketball League games. He averaged 26pts/11reb/3 assists per game for the Eagles & played 2016 for Guizhou, recording 21 double-doubles, averaging 31 with 15 rebounds per game. Mays posted a league high 47 points with 23 rebounds in Guizhou 130-102 destruction of Hebei X & opened his CNBL 2017 season with monster 42 point, 27 rebounds in 116-105 win over Beijing. He was 2015 South Korean Professional League All-Star with LG Sakers. Mays-led teams have won championships in Puerto Rico, Turkey, China and 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.

Juwan Manley (’16) runs 50.99 & Mason Crawford (’16) runs 51.53 in 400m for defending champion UNC Pembroke track at the Peach Belt Conference Championships. Their 4X400 relay team 2nd with 3:19.40 at the Peach Belt Conference Championships. The Braves finish 2nd in the conference meet. Crawford runs 51.32 in 400m for defending Peach Belt Conference Champions UNC Pembroke track at the Raleigh Relays hosted by NC State.. He posted 51.82 in 400m at Trojan Challenge hosted by Mount Olive. The defending Peach Belt Conference Champions capture their Braves Classic. Crawford runs runs 50.92 in 400m & his 4X400 relays records 3:24.54 for the Braves. Crawford runs 52.10. Manley runs 51.33 in 400m for the Braves who win the meet 94-90. Crawford posts 23.55 in 200m & their 4X400 relay 3:32.06 for 2nd. Crawford records 51.92 &Manley runs 52.42 in 400m for the defending Peach Belt Champions at the UCS Invitational. Crawford runs 23.85 in the 200m & 51.98 in 400m for the Braves at the meet. Manley posted 23.74 in 200m at Wake Forest Invite. #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 2017 North Florida Invitational in Jacksonville. Manley ran 49.65 good for 3rd in 440m at the 2017 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.

The Trojans send congrats to Matthew Marcom ('11) & his beautiful wife Krista on the arrival of Elliana Rose Marcom. Reports indicate our future Lady Trojan & Mommy are doing well.

Lauren Ceyrolles (’14) finishes 5th, earning All-Tourney for Methodist University at the Piedmont Spring Invitational at Clarkesville GA. Ceyrolles records two-round 169 for the Monarchs B squad that finish 2nd to their A team. Methodist College golf win the shortened Calloway Gardens Collegiate Invitational. Rain ends the scheduled 2nd round after 10 holes in their spring season opener. Ceyrolles posts 84 in her round one for the 16th-ranked Monarchs who head to Jekyll Island Invitational in Georgia March 16-18th. Methodist finish 2nd place at Chick-Fil-A Collegiate in Rome GA. Ceyrolles shoots two round 165 good for 35th in the individual results. Methodist won the Generals Invitational. Ceyrolles records two-round 161 for 14th in the tourney hosted by Washington and Lee University. Methodist won the Ithaca College Invitational & the Greensboro Invitational hosted by Greensboro College last season.

Caleb Day (‘14) captures Legends Car win at Carteret County Speedway. Day’s Black Flag Motorsports ride earned win at Southern National Motorsports Park as well.

Justin Byars ('04) promoted to business banker at First Citizens Bank. Byars will serve Garner area businesses after 8 years as financial sales manager in the triangle. The graduate of NC State is Chairman of Garner United Methodist Church Finance Committee & President of the Garner Police Athletic/Activities League Board of Directors

Congratulations Stephen ('12) & his beautiful wife Rachael Coates McLean ('12) on the arrival of Nathan McLean. Our future Trojan entered the world weighing 7 lbs. 8 ozs & all reports he and Mommy are doing well.

Trey Capps (’17) shoots 3-round 228 at the 2018 USA South Golf Championships at Highland CC in LaGrange GA. Capps is the first William Peace golfer to qualify for the conference tournament. Capps final round 74 has him 22nd in the conference championship. Capps shoots career low 69 for William Peace University golf at 47th Annual Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate at Paradise Point GC in Jacksonville. Capps leads the Pacers to their lowest single day score in program history. Capps two-round 171 at the Barton College Intercollegiate at Wilson Country Club. The Pacers head to the 47th Annual Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate at Paradise Point GC in Jacksonville March 22nd. Capps shot two-round 163 at the 2018 Richard Rendleman Invitational hosted by Catawba College. He earned medalist honors at the Flyers Invitational hosted by Sandhills CC. Capps two-day 147 earns him a playoff win. Head Coach Gus Ulrich ('80) Flyers squad claims 2nd in the team competition. Capps two round 151 leads William Peace University golf at the St. Andrews University Fall Invitational. Capps was the medalist for William Peace golf at the 2017 Royals Fall Tournament hosted by Johnson University. Capps two round 156. The Pacers capture first, including a then school record first round score. Capps earned 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.

Congratulations Dr Laura Johnsrude (‘79) recipient of 2018 Bellevue Literary Review Prize. Her work “Drawing Blood," received Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction & will be published in the Spring 2018 issue.

Captain Sarah Schindler (’15) Gavin Barbour (’16) & talented ECU Cheer squad claimed 4th in the 2018 National Collegiate Cheer Championships in Daytona Beach. Congrats to The Pirates for their achievement!

A very happy 38th Anniversary to Tony (’77) & Michelle Forbes Howell​ (’78). Very best wishes to our wonderful Trojan family for many, many more

The Trojans send Happy 3rd Anniversary to Adam ('03) & Amanda Castles Stanley ('05). Sending best wishes for a fun family celebration and many, many more

Cody Jones (’16) 2-3 with RBI for Averett vs Methodist. The Cougars complete their series Sunday 2PM on Senior Day. Jones goes 1-4 vs William Peace. & walks & scores twice for the Cougars in 12-5 win over Covenant. Jones was 2-3 with RBI in 2-0 win over Pfeiffer. Jones walks in both games of the doubleheader for the Cougars who travel to Marymount Tuesday for 1PM game. Jones was 1-3 vs Greensboro College. The Cougars split their DH in conclusion of their USA South series. He goes 1-2 vs E. Mennonite & 2-4, 2RBI vs Roanoke. Jones hitting .304 w/ 5RBI for the Cougars this season. Jones 2-for-3 with 2RBI vs Lynchburg & goes 2-4, RBI vs Washington & Lee in the Cougars season opener. Jones played for #4-ranked Tennessee Wesleyan last season before transferring.

Iva Earley (’12) recognized by Collegiate Event and Facility Management Association Members Spotlight. The University of Miami Assistant Director of Events and Operations, Miss Earley joined the Hurricanes staff in 2016 after serving her alma mater, NC State Athletics as a student trainer during her collegiate career. Congrats Miss Earley!!


Emily Chalk (’12) promoted to Branch Manager of Controlled Products System Group in Sacramento. Miss Chalk joined CPS as Sales Rep in St. Louis in 2016. She is double major graduate of UNC, earning degrees in Economics and Public Policy, including Business Essentials Certification from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business. Congrats Miss Chalk!  

Congratulations and very best wishes to Olivia Richmond ('12) and her groom Jason on their wedding day! The Trojans send hopes for a fun celebration and many years of wedded bliss to the wonderful couple.

Former Trojan John Wall leads Washington with 23 points, 15 assists in game one loss to Toronto in their NBA Playoff opener. Wall adds game-high 4 steals & adds two blocks for the Wizards. Game two at the Raptors Tuesday night 7PM on NBATV. Wall scores 15 with 14 assists in Washington 107-93 win over Charlotte. Wall was inducted in the University of Kentucky Hall of Fame. Wall was the first national player of the year in program history as winner of the Adolph Rupp Trophy. He was named 2010 USBWA National Freshman of the Year, Consensus first-team All-American, 2010 SEC Player of the Year by Associated Press and SEC Coaches, SEC Freshman of the Year by the AP, First-team All-SEC and SEC Tournament MVP. Wall led UK to a No. 1 national ranking, SEC regular-season championship and the SEC Tournament championship. He set single-season assists record with 241 assists (broken in 2016 by Tyler Ulis) and averaged 16.6 points and 6.5 assists. Wall was the first No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick in UK history. A four-time NBA All-Star through his first seven seasons, he has averaged double-figure scoring every season. Wall was tabbed third-team All-NBA in 2017. He is the Washington franchise career leader in assists and steals.

Visit "Alice in Kinsland" from our very own actress/stylist Kinsie Howell ('06) for great life skill coaching tips. Our Broadway star has theater credits in Mary Poppins, Grease, Into The Woods, Legally Blonde & The Little Mermaid among others and numerous NC Theater productions. 

James Johnson (’14) posts 56.97 in 400m hurdles for N.C. Central track at 2018 HPU VertKlasse Meet. Johnson earns 9th place finish for the Eagles. Johnson finishes 4th in the decathlon at the Bill Webb Combined Events Classic hosted by HPU. Johnson records 3rd best 400m & javelin throw and 4th best 110 hurdles and long jump scores. Johnson runs 57.63 in the 400m hurdles at the 49er Classic to open his spring schedule. Johnson records 9th in Heptathlon for NC Central at MEAC Indoor Championships in Landover MD. Johnson posts 7.43 60m, 20-01.75 Long jump, 28ft Shot Put &5-6.5 high jump for the Eagles. Johnson records 18-8 long jump & 9.54 in the 60m hurdles at the Camel City Invitational at JDL in Winston-Salem. Johnson runs 54.38 in 400m for NC Central at HBCU Invitational & recorded 29'10.25" shot put throw. He runs 2:13.66 in 800m for NC Central at the UNCG Early Bird Invitational. Johnson records 33:27.4 in the 8K Eagle cross-country at Shumake HBCU Challenge hosted by NSAF & ran 29:14.1 for the 6K at the adidas XC Challenge hosted by NC State & 25:08 at the Bull City Classic hosted by Duke in the Eagles season opener & his 4x400m relay captures the 2017 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. His 4X400 relay team records 3:31.65 for 9th. Johnson runs 32:32.54 for NC Central cross-country at the 2017 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, 41:47.45 in the 8K  at Greensboro Invitational & 38:08 good for 20th at the 8th Annual Elon Invitational.

A very happy 29th anniversary to Jeff ('85) & Connie Beavers Seagroves ('83). Wishing our terrific alums a fun celebration and many more years of wedded bliss

Davon Newton (’16) & Kilgore College incredible Region XIV Tournament run ends with 59-56 loss to #2 Tyler in the Championship Game. The #9 seed Rangers upset #1 Trinity & #4 Blinn before falling late. Newton has 8 points on 3-of-4 shooting and 1-1 FT with 2 rebounds and 2 assists in the title game. They upset top-seed Trinity Valley 81-73 with Newton 5pts, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Kilgore College blast Panola 80-60. Newton scores 7 pts with 5 rebounds & an assist & 11pts in his start at Trinity Valley. Newton adds 3 assists, steal, and block. Newton posts 11pts in vs Lamar State-Port Arthur with 3 rebounds, 2 steals, block & steal & was 6-8 from floor for 15 points in 78-66 win over San Jacinto-Central. Newton has 3 rebounds and an assist for the Rangers (10-4). Newton scores 16pts in win over Houston CC hitting 6-of-8 from floor & adds 4 assists, 2 steals & 2 rebounds for the Rangers. In their 101-62 win over E.Texas Flight. Newton scores 10 with 7 assists, 5 rebounds & 4 steals for the Rangers. He scored 14 points on 7-for-10 shooting night in 98-52 win over Lonestar College-Tomball at their KC Classic, adding 3 assists and 2 board. Kilgore won 83-60 over Lone Star-Cy Fair. Newton 8 points 3 rebounds & two assists. Newton scores 13 in his start vs Trinity Valley Community College.

Kyrece Mills (’14) & #13 Southwestern College win their 2018 NAIA National Tournament opener 65-55 vs Roosevelt University in Sioux Falls, SD. Mills has 5 rebounds and scores two for the Moundbuilders who advance to face #3-ranked Cornerstone Friday 1:45PM. Mills has 8 points, 7 rebounds in 102-80 win in semifinal over Saint Mary’s, shooting 4-6 from floor &  2-2 from the line with 2 rebounds in their tourney opener vs Ottawa. Mills scores 10pts for #12 Southwestern College in 97-75 win over Friends U. Mills has 3 boards with a steal and assist for the KCAC regular season champs in their final regular season game. Mills has 9 points, 5 rebounds in 84-80 win over Bethany & 9 pts with 5 rebounds & block vs Ottawa. Mills has 9 points, hitting 4-of-4 from the floor in 71-67 win at Sterling. Mills 9 points 2 rebounds in 78-71 win at #20 Oklahoma Wesleyan. Mills posted a career high 17 & adds 9 rebounds in #13 Southwestern College 93-87 win at Bethel. He had 5 pts, 4 reb in 106-57 win over Barclay College, with has 2 steals, 2 assists. 

Omari Koffa (’17) & Caldwell Tech advance in Region X Tournament with 101-73 win over Clinton SC. The Cobras advance in DI bracket to face USC Salkehatchie Friday PM. Nick Kuhns (’16) & Fayetteville Tech advanced in DII bracket matchup vs #3 seed Richard Bland 2PM Friday also in Pinehurst. Koffa scores 8pts, with 2 steals, 2 assist, & rebound vs Caldwell Tech & 12 with six rebounds vs Spartanburg Methodist & 13pts 10 rebounds in narrow 89-85 loss to Clinton. He scored 12 in 108-82 win over Mount Zion Prep with two steals and two rebounds with an assist & 12 points vs S4G in 92-91 OT win. Koffa has 4 rebounds and two assists. Caldwell Tech exciting 85-81 win at Brunswick CC Classic over Bryant and Stratton. Koffa 8 points, 3 assists and rebound. Koffa scored 6 with 3 rebounds at Roger Taylor Classic vs Vance-Granville played at Louisburg College, adding an assist and 2 steals &amp & scored 8 with 2 assists in 104-103 win over Catawba Valley, with a rebound and steal. 

Niki Mumphery (’15) & Saint Augustine drop their regular season finale to Fayetteville State. Mumphery 4 rebounds & 2pts for the Falcons who open their CIAA Tournament Tuesday vs Chowan in Charlotte 2:20PM. Mumphery 2-2 from the line in 83-82 OT loss at Shaw.


Jesse Fisher ('10) joins the Greenville Police Department. The Trojan baseball star is a graduate of ECU. Thank you for your service Officer Fisher!  

Bailey Benjamin ('17) & Guilford College lacrosse take 14-9 win at Virginia Wesleyan to open Old Dominion Conference play. The Quakers (5-2) host Cazenovia Wednesday, March 14th. Guilford downs Pfeiffer 21-13 & won 8-4 at Methodist. The team raised $7,657 for the Autism Society of North Carolina at the 2017 Greensboro Run/Walk for Autism on September 30. The men's & women's team well exceeded their goal of $5,000. The event raised a total of $52,653 for the ASNC. Six of the top 10 finishers were Quaker athletes.

Justin Gibson ('12) promoted to Resident Lighting Designer at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis. The ECU grad has worked with the prestigious theater since last season as well as the Ohio Light Opera as their Lighting Director on numerous productions http://www.justingibsondesign.com

WRAL Azalea Gardens Manager Tim Grissom ('78) featured on Monday's edition of "Out and About" with his timely gardening tips and tour of the Raleigh landmark gardens, always beautiful 

Khayani Chandler (’14) earns All-Peach Belt honors for Francis Marion. The Swamp Fox Honor Roll recipient averaged 19ppg while 2nd in three-pointers made (65) & leading the conference in minutes played (33.5). She registered double-figure points in every game, ended her outstanding career tied for 10th on the Patriots career scoring list with 1,509 points. She registered team-high 19 points for Francis Marion in PBC Tournament vs 3rd seed Columbus State. Chandler 15 points & 7 rebounds on her Francis Marion Senior Day win over Georgia College & 26 points in 68-56 win over USC Aiken, hitting six 3's with 6 rebounds & 3 assists for the Patriots. Chandler posted game high 25 points at Georgia College with 5 rebounds, 3 steals and an assist for the Patriots. She averaging 23ppg, including her career 1,000th point, to be named Peach Belt Player of the Week. She records game-high 23 points to top career 1,000 points in 69-65 loss to Wingate & scored 24 in 80-65 win over N.Greenville in PBC/Conference Carolinas Challenge with has 4 rebounds, 2 assists the night after reaching 1,001 career points in her Patriots career. She led the Patriots to the 2017 Peach Belt Conference Tourney semifinals after her squad placed second in the PBC's East Division standings. At the end of the season, the Patriots won nine straight games. The Patriots 24-8 in 2015 season and reached the NCAA DII Elite 8.

Braydon Miley ('18) swims 50.07 in the Men 100 Yard Freestyle at the NC SC Senior Champs 2018 at Triangle Aquatics Center. Miley swims 100-yard Backstroke in 59.55 ("BB" time), 100-yard Freestyle in 50.98 ("A" time) and 200-yard Individual Medley in 2:07.98 ("A" time) getting him in Sunday Finals at STAR Aquatics Triad Tropics Invitationals in Greensboro and giving him SIX qualifications for NC Senior Championships in March.

Nick Kuhns (’16) scores 14 for #7-seed Fayetteville Tech in Region X Tournament win over #10 Lenoir. The Trojans advance to Sunday 2PM vs #2 seed Bryant & Stratton at Richard Bland College. Kuhns is just 16 points from 400 career points. Kuhns scores 13 points in win over Catawba & 13 in win over Lenoir in Reid Ross Classical & led Tech with 17 in 91-87 win at Patrick Henry & poured in 20pts, 3 rebounds and 5 assists in 119-67 win over Methodist. Kuhns recorded career high 31 vs Davidson County and 29 vs Vance-Granville. He had 20 points against Catawba for the Trojans

Alex Reed (’17) & The Citadel fall in SoCon Tournament Semifinal loss to top-seed UNCG. Reed's freshman year with the Bulldogs ends with 5-rebound performance and two points & an assist. He recorded four steals to spark Bulldog win from 15 down 100-92 in OT over Furman. Reed a perfect 3-for-3 from floor and yanks 2 rebounds in the SoCon win. He scored a career-high 19 points vs Samford broadcast on ESPN3 & scores 11 in his second college start with 4-of-6 shooting for The Citadel at Ohio State. Reed hits 3-5 from the arc. He scored 18 points in his first collegiate start vs Point University, adding 3 steals, 3 rebounds & block for the Bulldogs in 110-66 win. Reed scores 7 points for The Citadel at Campbell which features Lauren Sago (’14) & the talented Fightin' Camels dance team. Reed adds two rebounds, steal & assist for the Bulldogs. The Citadel exciting 84-82 win over James Madison. Reed perfect 2-2 from floor & 2-2 FTs for Bulldogs.

Julius Barnes (’15) &  Winston-Salem State drop their CIAA Tournament opener vs Virginia Union. Barnes 1-for-1 from the arc for his 3 pts with 2 rebounds for the Rams who season ends. Barnes has 7pts, 2 steals and rebound vs Livingstone in their regular season finale. He scores a career high 21 in his start at Shaw, shooting a blistering 6-of-8 from field, including 4-5 from the arc for the Rams. He scored 12 in his start vs Saint Augustine with two assists.

Scotty McCreery (’12) reaches #1 on the Country chart with "Five More Minutes." Pre-order your copy of his new album "Seasons Change" at http://smarturl.it/Seasons_Change Congratulations Mr. McCreery! His album debuts March 18th. His “Five More Minutes” video features 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 honorAndy Lancaster (’84). Well deserved Mr. McCreery!

Lauren Sago (’14) recognized on her Senior Day at Campbell University. She is 4-year member of the Fightin' Camels dance team. Congratulations, Miss Sago, well done!

Christian Anumihe (’15) 18 points, 13 rebounds for Wake Tech in 96-93 narrow loss at  Guilford Technical. Anumihe had game-high 10 rebounds vs Pitt CC. The Eagles won 101-94 at Lenoir Wednesday night (no box available yet). Anumihe scores 19 for 113-102 win over Patrick Henry CC & scored 14 for Wake Tech in 104-89 win over Vance-Granville. 

Congratulations US Air Force Alexandria Covington ('09) on graduation from Airman Leadership School. Outstanding achievement for our esteemed alum & thank you for your service!

Congratulations Pvt. Ryan Best ('10) on his graduation from Army basic training. Well done, Soldier and thank you for your service!


2017 SRA Champion Kristin Yde (’09) & Smack claim the title at World’s Toughest Rodeo at PNC Arena. The dynamic duo defend their 2017 title when they set the arena record. Yde was featured in the inaugural issue of Nodfree Magazine. Yde complete the IPRA season as the #2 Rookie of the Year ranked professional in her first nationwide schedule. Yde & Smack finished 4th at the IFR 48 in Oklahoma City. They repeated their 2017 SRA Championship. Yde earned her title in 3 round competition & grossed the most prize earnings in the circuit. Yde won the Benson Barrel Race. She finished the IPRA Rookie of the Year Standings, 2nd with Mule Days Barrel Racing Champ, Monroeton PA win, Gordonsville Va SEBRA, & Westminster SC IPRA/SRA. They won the Knightdale Rodeo barrel race with 16.4 #OxyGen fueled run season record time. Yde took 3rd at Edgefield SC Barrel race & 4th at the Rodéo International Valleyfield IPRA in Quebec with 15.9 second time, just 0.10 off the first place time. Yde took 3rd at Cheboygan IPRA & Attica NY IPRA. Ms Yde won at the Old Fort NC SRA/IPRA, Newport, Myrtle Beach, Tryon & Chatham VA SEBRA among others. 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 won both rounds of the West Palm Beach & 2016 SRA Horse of the Year claimed the Southern Rodeo Association Championship.

Brighton Hudson (‘14) & Courtney Weathersbee (‘14) earn Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll for the Fall semester. Weathersbee completed her Lees-McRae volleyball career 6th all-time in assists. Hudson & Mount Olive baseball open their season Friday 5PM ranked #1 in NCBWA Southeast Region Preseason poll & 7th in the National rankings

The Trojans send happy 31st Anniversary wishes to Mark ('84) & Kim Holbrook Annis ('84). Wishing our esteemed alums at least 31 more years of wedded bliss!

Juniors Juan Santana & Lane Perkinson & 01 NCFC Premier soccer claim the Puma Kings Cup title in Charlotte. NCFC advance to the title game with 2-0 win and finish the tourney unbeaten with 3-0 finals win.

Hall of Famer Tim Stevens ('70) & Show N Tell Productions present "68" at Garner Performing Arts Center March 22, 23 and 24th. The show chronicling the merger of Garner High School and Garner Consolidated, is the 4th in series about our hometown. A reception for classmates of 1968-'71 will follow the March 24th matinee.

US Army Sgt Vitallia Williams ('07) earns the 2018 Posse Veterans Scholarship as she enters Darmouth University in the Fall. Congratulations Sgt. Williams for your outstanding achievement.

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

Florida A&M senior Vincent Jefferies ('13) scores the winning TD for the Brave squad in the 2018 HBCU Spirit of America Bowl. Jefferies rushes for 21 yards and 5-of-6 passing for 38 yards in the 14-7 All-Star game win. The nationally televised game in Salem Stadium in VA culminated 4-days of pro scouting and draft preparation activities in January. Congrats Mr. Jefferies!

Happy 29th Anniversary Marc ('88) & Alicia Wood Brown ('89). Wishing our alums many more years of wedded bliss

Trojan Hall of Famer and 4-time All-Star Brandon Banks (’06) signs for additional year with the Hamilton of the CFL. The 1,011-yard receiver in 2017 earned CFL Top Performer of the Week honours twice & league Top Performer of the Month in October after recording 5 straight 100-yard games for his 5th year with the Ticats, posting +2000 all-purpose yards three consecutive seasons. He earned his 4th consecutive CFL East All-Star Honor for the first time as a wide receiver after three-straight selections as a kick return specialist. Banks recorded 193 yards receiving with two TDs vs Ottawa. Banks scores from 42 and 12 yards (10 touchdowns for the year), and with 23 return yards, the CFL Player of the Week records consecutive +200 yard nights. He earned CFL Player of the Week after scoring on 65-yard punt return TD & 65-yard TD catch in Hamilton 43-16 win over Montreal. Banks finishes with 129 receiving yards and 111 return yards & recorded 60-yard TD catch in Hamilton 30-13 win at Winnipeg with his 104 yards receiving. The newest 2017 Trojan Hall of Fame inductee earned 2017 CFL Special Teams Player of the Year became the Tiger-Cats all-time kickoff return yardage leader (3,047) 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.

Congratulations Airman Colin Pippin (‘16) on graduation of US Air Force training at Lackland AFB in Texas. Our Trojan baseball standout earned 2017 All-CIAA Rookie selection last season at Saint Augustine. 

Ian Monahan ('14) will be serving in the United States Army. Monahan attended NC State University. The Trojans send very best wishes to our newest soldier for safe travels and appreciation for his service

Former Trojan JaShaun Smith (’16) matched his career high with 15 for Longwood University at Charleston Southern. Smith adds 7 rebounds and an assist for the Lancers. 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

Congratulations Garner Police Sr. Officer David Taylor on his retirement today after 32 years of service. Officer Taylor received the 2017 ASIS International Legion of Excellence Award earlier this year. Thank you for your service to our hometown and best wishes for a long, prosperous retirement!

Congratulations to Zac Wilson ('12) and his beautiful bride Kelly on their wedding day. The Trojans send wishes for many, many years of wedded bliss to the couple

Jefferson Hart ('80) & The Ghosts of the Old North State headlined "Heartbroken: A Tom Petty Tribute to Benefit Las Vegas Victims" which raised over $4,000. The Cat's Cradle Show received rave reviews from all who attended the great night of local artists music. Terrific community service, Mr. Hart!

Sam Stidwell (’14) Sean Davis (’16) & MEAC Champs NC A&T 21-14 won in the 2017 Celebration Bowl. The Aggies claim HBCU National Championship (12-0) in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on ABC. The MEAC Champions win 24-10 win over NC Central in the Aggie-Eagle Classic. The Aggies are the first MEAC team ever with undefeated season. Aggies down Bethune-Cookman with Asst Coach Carl Franks (’79) 24-20. The claimed 31-20 win at Florida A&M with Vincent Jefferies ('13). The win matches the 1927 & 1943 Aggies for best start in school history. Aggies win 49-17 MEAC win at Morgan State. They destroy Mars Hill 56-0 after blasting Gardner-Webb 45-3 in their season opener.

Garner Chamber of Commerce President Neal Padgett ('73) featured "Tarheel of the Week" by the N&O for his extraordinary work earning 2017 North Carolina Chamber Executive of the Year.

Happy 25th anniversary to John Amy Baker Bynum ('86)! The Trojans send best wishes to our terrific alums for many, many more

Congratulations Anthony Barbour ('88) named the 2017 Triangle 6 Conference Coach of the Year. Barbour led Durham Jordan the NCHSAA playoffs in his second year as head coach for the Falcons & 5 win improvement over their 2016 season. Well done, Coach Barbour! 

Happy Anniversary to Adam ('03) & Amanda Castles Stanley ('05). Best wishes to our terrific alums for many, many more years of wedded happiness!

Sarah Gibson (‘12) performs in the The Towne Players of Garner production of "You Can't Take It With You" January 26-27, February 2-3rd at Garner Performing Arts Center. Miss Gibson was a veteran of many GMHS Drama shows before attending East Carolina

Happy 17th Anniversary to Paul Meredith Stewart ('96). Their beautiful family recently welcomed Sadie Brooke Stewart so certain our terrific alums will have a fun celebration

Brayden Sims (’14) earns 2017 Special Teams Player of the Year for Davidson football. The Wildcats were edged 21-14 at Morehead State in their season finale. Sims was featured by Wildcats Player Spotlight with an excellent interview. Their rally falls short in 35-21 loss at Jacksonville. The Wildcats post 3 scores after the break before dropping the road contest.  Davidson drop their home matchup with Marist. They blast Brevard 30-7 to open their 2017

Collin Eaddy (’17) earns the Donold B. Lourie Award for Freshman Offensive Player of the Year by Princeton football. Eaddy rushed for 384 yards & 2TDs in his first year for the Tigers. Princeton nipped 38-35 at Penn. Tiger FG attempt with 7 seconds left is wide left. Eaddy 9 yards rushing on four carries for the 5-3 Tigers. Eaddy scored on 32-yard TD and piles up 99 yards in Princeton 52-17 win over Harvard on NBC Sports Channel. Eaddy leads the defending Ivy League champs to 5-1 with a career high 83 rushing & 16 receiving. Eaddy recorded his first college TD for Princeton in 53-0 blasting at Brown. Eaddy records 77 yards rushing with 4-yard TD for the Tigers who improve to 4-1. He rushed for 67 yards rushing for Princeton in 50-30 win over Georgetown. Eaddy has 14 yard receiving in the game. Eaddy rushed for 62 yards in their Ivy League opener vs Columbia. The defending conference champs (2-1) edged 28-24. Princeton with 38-17 win at Lafayette. Eaddy rushed for 15 yards in their season opening 27-17 win vs San Diego.

Sarah Dancausse (’16) & UNC Club Soccer reach the Sweet 16 in Arizona with wins over SMU & Penn State. The team claimed the Regional Championship with shutout win over Florida. The Heels improve to 13-0 this season, taking wins over (2-1), Tennessee (4-0) & UVA (3-1) during their 5th straight regional title. The Heels won the Hokie Invitational Tournament title at Va Tech. The Heels down Georgia 2-0 in the championship to improve to 9-0 for the season. The Heels were 21-2-1 & 2016 National runner-up last season.  UNC Club soccer opened their season 3-0 with wins over UNCW, App State and High Point.

Asst Coach Brandon Sanders (’98) & Florida State destroy Delaware State 77-6 for Seminole Homecoming win. The Noles travel to rival Florida Nov. 25th noon kickoff on ESPN. FSU won 17-10 at Duke on ESPN2. The Noles get 26-19 ACC win at Wake Forest. Coach Sanders and the Noles who finish 10-3 last season with a senior class that won a school record 59 games. He is in his 5th season with FSU as Strength and Conditioning Coach.


Keion White (’17) & Old Dominion rally past Rice 24-21 in the Oyster Bowl/Military Appreciation Day win. The Monarchs season finale at Middle Tennessee State next Saturday. ODU win 37-30 at Florida International. The Monarchs win 17-7 at Massachusetts & won 31-17 over Albany in their 2017 opener.


Alex Reed (’17) & The Citadel blasts Trinity Baptist 116-66 in the Jamaica Classic. Reed 3pts, 2 assists , 2 steals for the Bulldogs. Reed scores 4 points & rebound at NC A&T. 


Jeremy Woodard, (’97) joins the cast of "School of Rock The Musical" for limited engagement. Woodard toured with the cast of “Wicked” most recently before rejoining 4-time Tony nominated production as Theo for six weeks. The ECU theater grad has extensive stage credits for The Last Ship, Rock of Ages, Glory Days, Hairspray, Miss Saigon, & The Last Goodbye among several TV roles. Woodard was featured by our own HOF writer Tim Stevens (’70) in his lead role


The Trojans send a VERY happy 49th Anniversary to Ricky (’65) & Gayle Ford Hines (’67). Sending best wishes for many, many more years of wedded bliss to our terrific alums


Nadia Jefferies ('09) personal softball instruction “The Lab" available now. The Trojan, NCCU star and former Coach at Southwest Baptist will enhance your skills to reach the next level. Follow The Lab Facebook page for tips and to stay informed of upcoming sessions.


Daniel Cook ('00) & New Reveille sign production and management with Loud and Proud Records. The band won the prestigious American Advertising Gold Addy award for their "Babylon" video which Mr. Cook wrote and directed.


Cast a vote for Trojan alum and former staff Paige Bruner ('97) for FSI Teacher of the Week. The teacher with the most votes by Nov. 15th receives 2 tickets to a Panthers game plus much needed school supplies. Select “Vote for the Week 11 Teacher of the Week Now!” at the link and cast your vote for our alum


Asst Coach Carl Franks (’79) & Bethune-Cookman 13-10 win over NC Central on ESPNU. The Wildcats "Hail Mary" as time expired for the MEAC victory. The Wildcats (6-4 overall, 5-2 conference) win their third straight game and clinched their second winning season in three years. BCU upset Hampton with Asst. Coach Kameron Smith  (’08) in MEAC action. 


Trojan Hall of Fame inductee Anthony Blaylock ('84) honored as 2017 CIAA Legend. Mr. Blaylock recognized in conjunction with 125th Anniversary of the conference for his outstanding achievements at WSSU Athletics will be inducted in the Garner HOF May 2018. His 1987 CIAA Champion Winston-Salem team were recognized at halftime of the Rams home opener for their induction in the WSSU Hall of Fame. Blaylock earned individual induction honors previously after his pro career with Cleveland, San Diego and Chicago.


Courtney Weathersbee (’14) earns Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll for the 4th consecutive season. The honor bestowed on student athletes who achieve +3.25GPA while participating in varsity athletics. Weathersbee had 27 assists and 7 digs in Senior Day sweep for Lees-McRae volleyball over Mount Olive. The Bobcats honor their 6th all-time assist leader. Weathersbee leads sweep at Converse. Weathersbee match-high 30 assists and 6 digs and a kill for the Bobcats who play at Fayetteville State Tuesday. She recorded her 12th double-double for Lees-McRae volleyball at Limestone. The Bobcats 6th all-time assist leader posts 20 on the night and add 16 digs with a kill & 25 assists 8 digs & a kill in Lees-McRae volleyball 3-0 sweep over Bluefield State & 30 assists and 14 digs for the Bobcats. She recorded 23 assists at Virginia-Wise to move into 6th place in Bobcats history. Weathersbee has 14 digs & 2 kills for LMC. She had career high 49 assists for Lees-McRae volleyball in 5-set loss to Emmanuel. She earned 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 last season. The senior posted career bests in kills (16), assists (572), digs (182) and service aces (25). 


Justin Chavis ('13) two fumble recoveries for Saint Augustine in 31-14 win over Shaw University with Trojan alum Tyler Horton (’16). The Falcons with Desmond Quinerly (’16) & Tyree Chance (’12) finish the season 5-2 in the CIAA. The Bears complete their year Nov. 9th at Virginia State


Andreis Harris (’17) & Fayetteville St clinch CIAA Championship berth with 23-22 win at WSSU with Braxton Brokenborough (’17). The Broncos will face Virginia State Nov. 14th in Salem VA 4:30PM on Aspire TV


Terrific photos from the Garner Class of 1987 30th Reunion held Oct. 28th at the NC State University Club


Congratulations Leigh Liles Foushee ('93) on receiving the Barton College 2017 Alumni Achievement Award given to alumni who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their chosen field of endeavor by demonstrating a high standard of performance. Well done Ms. Foushee!


Roderic Christian (’17) leads Methodist College with 11 tackles vs Ferrum in USA South play. Christian adds pass defense for the Monarchs who travel to Huntingdon next Saturday. He had 6 tackles and sack at Maryville & a QB hurry and pass defense. They won 41-16 at Greensboro College. Christian has 46 tackles, with interception and 2 sacks for the Monarchs


Shannon West Park ('11) & her family group "West of Heaven" won 1st place in the NC State Fair Musical Folk Festival earning the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Trophy, awarded to the individual or group that best exemplifies North Carolina’s musical heritage. Congrats to the West Family!


Congratulations to Justin Michael ('11) & Sarah Rogers ('13) on their wedding! The Trojans wish the beautiful couple many, many years of wedded bliss


A very happy wedding day to Connor Torruella ('11) & his beautiful bride Hope. The Trojans send best wishes for a fun celebration and a wonderful life together 


Trojan swimmers results at Pullen Pool for the Marlins of Raleigh: Arianna Gernhard -- 200Y Free: 2:16.61 / 100Y Back: 1:12.56 / 50Y Free: 30.04 / 100Y Free: 1:06.00; Braydon Miley -- 100Y Breast: 1:09.26 / 200Y IM: 2:13.63 / 200Y Breast: 2:37.94 / 100Y Fly: 59.63 / 100Y Free: 53.37; Kian Miley -- 200Y Free: 2:01.68 / 200Y Fly: 2:16.81 / 50Y Free: 25.29 / 100Y Fly: 59.60 / 100Y Free: 55.74; Andrew Young -- 100Y Back: 1:05.58 / 50Y Free: 26.09 / 100Y Fly: 1:07.07 / 100Y Free: 58.62. Gernhard records 5:24.97 in 440y IM, Braydon Miley, 400 Yard IM: 4:42.50 & Kian Miley, 500 Yard Free: 5:35.37 Friday's meet. 


Congratulations to US Navy Austin Fowler (‘11) & his beautiful wife Evelyn on the arrival of Sadie Rose. All reports, Mommy (and Daddy) & our future Lady Trojan are doing well




Junior Ayala (’16) records three shots for William Peace soccer vs Covenant. The Pacers with  Zach Main (’17) travel to Greensboro College Wednesday 3PM USA South matchup. Ayala has three shots on goal vs Maryville. Ayala scored the game-winning goal in 3-2 win at Berea (KY). The Pacers win 1-0 at Guilford & battled to 2OT scoreless tie at LaGrange. Ayala goal & assist in 3-0 win vs S.Virginia. WPU blast Valley Forge University 8-0 in his collegiate opener. Main teams with Christian Ortiz to pitch a shutout for the Pacers in their delayed season opener.


Virginia Wesleyan commit Kristina D’Arco (’18) 7-for-9, double w/4RBI for Cape Fear Storm at the Diamond Classic Fall Showcase. D'Arco scores 6 times, with 5 steals for CFS who went 4-1 at the elite tourney. D'Arco had two hits, four walks for Cape Fear Storm Elite at Rock Hill SC. D’Arco walks twice and scores both times in 4-1 win over Wildcards Elite. She was 1-1 with walk vs Carolina Elite & 1-2, walk vs Carolina Cardinals.


South Carolina commit Xavier Bussey (’18) goes 2-6 w/steal for South Charlotte Panthers in Fall season play. The Panthers go 1-1-1 on the weekend. Bussey has a leadoff single for the Panthers in 3-0 loss to 5 Star National at Lake Point, GA. Bussey went 4-4 last weekend for SCP with a 2 stolen bases and 2 runs scored in a 7-5 victory.   He was 1-2, stolen base & walk for South Charlotte in 2-0 win vs. Evo Canes Underclass. Bussey walked twice with 2 steals in game one Sunday for the Panthers. Bussey was named to Perfect Game Atlantic Coast Top Prospect list


Matthew Butler (’17) & Tennessee football Matthew Butler (’17) & Tennessee at #1 Alabama. The Vols continue SEC play at Kentucky Oct. 28th 7:30PM on SEC Network. Butler records a tackle for the Vols vs Georgia on CBS. The Vols down Massachusetts 18-14 but edged by #17 Florida in their SEC opener 26-20. They win 42-7 over Indiana State in their home opener on SEC Network. UT opened their year with an exciting 2OT win over Georgia Tech in the Kickoff Classic in Atlanta.


A big ol' Happy 4th Anniversary to Zach ('08) & Alexis Miller Kelly ('09). Wishing our wonderful alums a fun celebration and many, many more terrific years together



Great to see our alums from the Class of 1982 at Homecoming 2017






Jackson Pleasant (’10) earns spot in the FLW All-American in Shreveport with his 3-day total of 39 pounds at the FLW Regional Championship in the Bass Fishing League in Hampton, VA. Pleasant 6th place finish guarantees All-American status.

Senior captain Marcus Davis selected to the 2017 NC Shrine Bowl team. Davis joins Head Coach Thurman Leach who will assist on the squad as well as Shrine Bowl Hall of Fame Medical staff Mike Guerrero ('82) and Team Doctor Greg Pleasants ('87). Davis two-way workhorse for Coach Leach with 35 tackles and career 23 sacks on defense and has rushed for 5.9 yards per carry and TD. The certified team leader and remarkable young man, well deserved honor for our Trojan. Davis is the 24th selection from Garner in the history of the event.


Lamont Wade (’72), Jonathan Rand (’05) & Parker Rand (’14) perform in the 43rd Edition of the Theatre In The Park classic “A Christmas Carol” at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh December 6-10 and the Durham Performing Arts Center December 14-17th. Tickets go on sale Sunday, Oct. 15th 10AM



Congratulations Garner Chamber of Commerce President Neal Padgett (’73) named NC Chamber Executive of the Year. Mr. Padgett has overseen exponential growth of our hometown network of businesses and organizations who contribute so much to our town. Well done Mr. Padgett!

Bud Davenport (’84) Tim Herman (’96) & The Antique Outlaws play at loyal Trojan Club supporter Aversboro Restaurant & Sports Bar Oct. 21st 8PM

Shantel Jordan (’10) joins Capitol Broadcasting Company as an Account Executive for FOX50 + WRAL digital solutions. Miss Jordan was frequent reporter for high school sports on Time Warner and for the Carolina Hurricanes. Congrats to our alum on her latest endeavor and very best wishes

James Booth (’12) earns the Director’s Award from the NC Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. Congrats Mr. Booth!

Ryan Best (’10) has joined the US Army as Combat Engineer. The Trojans send best wishes to our Soldier and thank you for serving our Country

Congratulations Trojan alums Victor Britt (’86) & Melanie Wyatt on their wedding day. Best wishes to the wonderful couple for many years of happiness

Congrats to Marques Townsend (’11) and Jennifer Steinbach (’11) on their wedding. The Trojans wish the beautiful couple years of happiness

The Trojans send congrats to John Peterson (’08) and his beautiful bride Leigha on their wedding day. Best wishes to the happy couple for a wonderful day

Michael Hamling (’20) pitches no-hitter for Dirtbags Poetzsch at Impact Baseball tourney. Hamling second complete game since joining the 17U team.. Hamling had RBI & steal for NSA Showcase in 12-4 win over Carolina Cubs.. Hamling was 2-4, 3 steals & pitches 2.1 innings, no-hits allowed for NSA Showcase for the day.

Garner Trojans senior Trayvon Ferrell scores 40 in The JD Lewis Summer League All-Star Game. Ferrell is the #57-ranked player in NC according to BigShots Nation. Ferrell earns MVP honors in Garner Road All Star League.. Ferrell scores game-high 21 for Garner Road Creecy at the adidas Uprising in Las Vegas. Ferrell 8-13 from floor with two rebounds in GR loss to Compton Elite. Creecy down Game Elite 71-54 at the adidas Uprising 17U Championship. Ferrell 9 points, 5 rebounds for GR who go 4-1 at the prestigious national tournament.

Hearty congrats to Stephen McLean (’12) and his beautiful bride Rachael on their wedding day! The Trojans send best wishes for a great day and many years of wedded bliss

Congratulations to USAF Airman Kelly Wayne Brennan (’15) on his graduation day. Well done, Airman and thank you for your service

Courtney Barbour (’14) & William Peace softball hosted Alumni Day. Coach Charlie Dobbins recognized his Pacer alums with awards achieved during their WPU tenure and hosted pig pickin lunch, HR Derby (won by the current Pacers) and exhibition game vs the former Pacers to conclude their Fall season activities. WPU claimed 3 wins at Meredith College Fall Tournament. The Pacers down St Andrews, Patrick Henry & Louisburg. The Pacers host inter-squad Oct. 8th 10AM.

Trojan alum Richard Medlin (’06) currently serving in the US Army in Kuwait. Medlin was two-time Male Athlete of the Year at Fayetteville State where he starred with the Bronco football team before training camp invites with NFL Atlanta and Miami. Thank you for your service Soldier!

Chris Ellis (’17) Chester Crowder (’17) Darian Adams (’17) & Chowan 10-7 win at Johnson C Smith in CIAA play. The Hawks host Elizabeth City State 3PM

Congratulations Brandon Langworthy (’06) & his beautiful wife Kristen on the arrival of Braelyn Renee Langworthy. Our future Lady Trojan weighs 7 lbs, 7 ounces with blonde hair and blue eyes. All reports Mommy, Daddy and baby doing well

Congratulations to Capt Smith (’92) and alum Sgt Medlin on their promotions as well as their fellow officers. Thank you for your service to our hometown.

Trojans send Happy 9th Anniversary greetings to Bo (’98) & Lauren Pleasant Bridgers (’03). Our best wishes for many, many more years of happiness

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

Happy 4th Anniversary to Josh Amy Walters Taylor (’08). The Trojans wish our wonderful alums a great day and many, many more years together

Congratulations and best wishes to Mason Sawyer (’11) and his beautiful bride Morgan Daeke(’11). The Trojans send best wishes for years of wedded bliss!



The Garner Class of 1972 enjoyed their 45th reunion at Garner Country Club Sept. 23rd.

Congratulations Erin Bennett (’06) & her groom Dan Moore on their wedding day! The Trojans send best wishes for years of wedded bliss to the wonderful couple
Braxton Brokenborough (’17) & Winston-Salem State 42-14 win at Livingstone. The Rams blast Lincoln 48-0 on their Celebration Day for the university’s 125th Anniversary. WSSU took a 21-20 CIAA win at Virginia Union.


DeKamren Mitchell (’16) Stephen Moore (’16)  & Bridgewater College drop their Homecoming Game to Guilford. The Eagles 31-23 win over Emory & Henry. Bridgewater College 25-23 upset win at #18 Thomas More. The Eagles have won five straight including the conclusion of their 2016 season. They opened with 27-24 win over Gettysburg 27-24 in their season opener. Mitchell joins the Eagles after a season with MEAC Champion NC Central

Andreis Harris (’17) & Fayetteville St edge Shaw with Tyler Horton (’16) & Shaw University 23-17 win over Elizabeth City State. Shaw University downed Malone 34-27. Fayetteville St edged 45-42 in the Down East Classic vs Elizabeth City State played in Rocky Mount. 

Congratulations and very best wishes to Brittany Ann Fink (09) & Jay Thompson (’09) on their wedding day! The Trojans wish our terrific alums a wonderful day and years of wedded bliss!

Angela Mikus (’91) receives the “Excellence in Community Service” Award from the Daughters of the American Revolution. Garner’s most selfless servant received her acknowledgement for the support she provides our hometown as owner-operator of Angie’s Restaurant. Very well deserved, she makes the Trojans proud everyday.

Congratulations to Colin Perry (’13) and his beautiful bride Summer. The Trojans send best wishes for their continued happiness & many years together

Congratulations Greg McDaniel (’06) and his beautiful new bride Cassandra on their wedding day! The Trojans send best wishes for years of happiness

Congrats Lee Stills (’99) on his NC Central East Regional Poker Championship. Still defeated 22 competitors in Durham to claim the title

Welcome home US Army Sergeant Daniel Allen (’10) from his duty station in Grafenwöhr, Germany. Sgt Allen will next station in Denham Springs, LA. Thank you for your service Soldier!

Garner Trojans junior Brett Banks commits to East Carolina baseball. Banks was a leading starter for Coach Derik Goffena GNRC Champions in 2017 with 5-2 record, 3.05 ERA and anchored right field. His 6.1 inning 4-hitter with 10Ks clinched the Trojans 23rd conference title. Congrats Mr. Banks! 



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Nick Snell (’15) & Belmont Abbey cross-country took 9th at National Catholic Championships hosted by Notre Dame. The Crusaders competed in the non-DII event, won by Loras College. They head to Wingate Sept. 23rd for the Bulldog Stampede. Snell runs 31:52.6 for Belmont Abbey cross-country in their season opening Chick-Fil-A Invitational hosted by Catawba. The Crusaders finish 4th as a team. Belmont at National Catholic Championships hosted by Notre Dame Sept. 15th. Snell earned 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.

Vincent Jefferies (13) throws 7-yard TD pass for Florida A&M at Arkansas on SEC Network. Jefferies with 95 yards passing for the Rattlers (1-1) who face Tennessee State at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Sept. 16th 6PM. Jefferies scores on 12-yard TD run in Florida A&M 29-7 season opening win over Texas Southern. 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.

Greg Milhouse (’12) & Seattle claim their final preseason game 17-13 at Oakland on NFL Network. Milhouse stop on 3rd & 1 with 3:10 left sets up Raider FG allowing the Seahawks drive for the winning score with 1:10 left to complete 4-0 exhibition schedule. They open their season at Green Bay Sept. 10th. & Seattle improve to 3-0 in preseason with 26-13 exhibition win over Kansas City. Milhouse recorded his first sack with Seattle in their 48-17 win over the LA Chargers in their preseason opener. Milhouse joins the Seattle Seahawks after a season with Saskatchewan of the CFL. 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.

Chris Culliver (’07) & Indianapolis claim their final preseason matchup 7-6 over Cincinnati. Culliver records tackle and two pass defenses for the Colts who open 2017 at Los Angeles Rams Sept. 9th. Culliver has two tackles and two pass defenses for Indianapolis in 19-15 exhibition win over Pittsburgh. He enters his 6th NFL season was previously with Miami. He is the all-time kickoff return yardage leader from South Carolina where he earned a 3rd round draft selection by San Francisco

Braxton Brokenborough (’17) & Winston-Salem State win 34-31 at #19-ranked Pembroke to open their season. Rams host Bowie State Sept. 9th 4PM for their home opener on ESPN3.com.

Happy 3rd Anniversary to Jamie Amanda Beach Yde (’08). Wishing our terrific alums a fun celebration and many more years together

Trojan alum Riley Newbanks has enlisted in the US Marine Corp. Mr. Newbanks reports for duty Sept. 5th. We send our best wishes for safe travels and thank you for your service, Marine!

A very happy 35th anniversary to John (’79) & Tammy Ward Boone (’80). Wishing our terrific alums at least 35 more years of wedded bliss

Garrett Capaforte (’19) & Brett Banks (’19) attended the two day CG23 clinic at ECU this weekend. Both faced 15 batters without allowing a hit or run.

Coach Quintin Austin (’03) joins Southern Wake Academy coaching staff. Mr Austin will be the Middle School/JV Boys Head Coach and Varsity Boys Assistant Coach at the Holly Springs school. Congrats and best wishes Coach Austin!

Happy 44th anniversary Carl (’72) and Jan Crowson Williams (’72) .Wishing our alums a wonderful day and many more years of happiness!

Garner alum Richard Gulley (’55) named 2017 James R. Stevens Award recipient by the Town of Garner, NC Government. A legend in our hometown, Mr. Gulley is the patriarch of an esteemed family of Trojans stretching five decades. Mr. Gulley will be recognized at the August 22nd Town Council meeting at the new Town Hall. Congratulations Mr. Richard!!

Happy 34th Anniversary to Tracy (’78) & Tracey Hocutt Pleasant (’78). Wishing our wonderful alums many, many more years of wedded bliss

Congratulations Steve D. Smith (’88) on his Air Traffic Organization Excellence Award for Collaboration, Partnership and Success. The award was presented at the NAS First, People Always Conference in DC. ATO is America’s air navigation service provider, the operations arm of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Kena Hawkins Newkirk (’10) is the new Youth Director at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, GA. Ms. Newkirk served Northside UMC for three years after graduating Campbell University in Communication Studies and Religion & receiving her Masters from Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia. CONGRATULATIONS Ms. Newkirk!

Jacob Mitchell (’21) & Carolina Quick Strike split their Monday games at Cooperstown, blasting Dakota Ridge 20-9 to improve to 3-0 before dropping their afternoon match up with Olney Park. Mitchell & this team return to play Tuesday 1:45PM vs Apple Valley Eagles (MN) streamed live http://www.cooperstowndreamspark.com/

A very happy 28th Anniversary to Andy (’84) & Kimberly Hubbard Lancaster (’85). The Trojans send best wishes for a fun celebration and at least 28 more!

Happy 22nd Anniversary to Heath (’86) & Tammy Fox Hamrick (’82) Hoping our wonderful alums have a fantastic day and many more years of wedded bliss

Jeremy Hall (’07) pitches 8-inning start with 15Ks for the Broncos of the Thoroughbred League vs Paints. Hall allows just 5 hits and does not allow an earned run

Trojan baseball sophomores Nolan McLeanJackson Mitchell & Kaden Brown earned All-Tournament Team for 2017 Perfect Game WWBA 15U National Championship. Mitchell also made the 15U World Series All-Tourney team.

Leigh Liles Foushee (’93) awarded the Certificate of Excellence from Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity for her service as Grand Council Deputy. Ms. Foushee is the Director of Alumni Relations & Clinical Associate Professor at Campbell University. Congrats Professor Foushee!

Jonah Ross (’20) runs 24.16 in 200m in 2017 AAU Junior Olympics in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The school record holder advances to the Thursday semifinals at the National meet with the third best time. Randolph Ross (’19) jumps 6-2 in the high jump good for 3rd & runs 22.32 in his 200m heat. Jonah ran 12.17 in her 100m heat.. Miss Ross won the Russell Blunt East Coast Invitational 200m with 23.94 time. RJ Terry (’18) runs 21.88 in the 200m finals good for 4th at the prestigious event at Durham County Stadium. Terry (’18) runs 21.87 in the 200m at the Invitational. His 10.72 in 100m to advance to Sunday finals. Jonah Ross (’20) 11.87 in the 100m to advance to finals. Randolph Ross (’19) runs 51.94 in the 400m to qualify at Durham County Stadium. Ross competes in the high jump Sunday. Simeon Franklin runs 53.25 in the 400m. Jonah Ross was the fastest qualifier with 200m time 24.26 at the Russell Blunt East Coast Invitational Ross finishes 2nd in the New Balance Nationals Emerging Elite 100m finals with school record 11.97

A hearty welcome home to USMC Sgt KJ Kane (’09) returning from deployment. Our eternal gratitude to our Marine and his beautiful family for his service and sacrifice and glad he is home safe.

Congratulations to Garner Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Tim Herman (’96) named 2017 Rotarian of The Year Award by the Garner Mid-Day Rotary Club.

Trojan alum Jonathon Dibble earns 6th place at the 2017 Adaptive Climbing Championship in Sommerville MA. Dibble was the 2015 & 2016 National Champion.
Kudos to 4-H agent Meredith Lindsay Wood (’09) & her Perquimans County team who participated in “Feeding Children Everywhere” initiative, packing 80,000 meals during 2017 4-H Congress. Ms. Wood is a graduate of NC State in Middle Schools Education and 2015 Clayton Middle School First Year Teacher of the Year
Trojan freshman Alex Nunley (’21) claims National Championships in all 3 of his events at the 2017 USATF Junior Olympics 200m hurdles 24.73, 100m 11.23 & 100m hurdles 12.94. Nunley opens his 2017 USATF Junior Olympics with the top qualifying time in the 200m hurdles 25.15 to advance to the Sunday finals. He added the top time in the 100m hurdles with 13.22 & advanced in the 100m with 11.10 to the Sunday finals in all three events. Well done, Mr. Nunley!!. 
Justin Gibson (’12) is the Lighting Director for Playhouse on the Square in Memphis TN, which will observe the 40th anniversary of its founding this year. Gibson, graduate of ECU in Theater Arts, worked three seasons with Ohio Light Opera Theater.
Trojan legend and NFL star Chris Culliver (’07) held his Annual Pop Warner Camp Saturday with several Garner football alumni assisting. The Chris Culliver Foundation presented a donation to the program at the conclusion of his valuable instruction to our future Trojans
Kaden Brown (’20) goes 2-5 on the day for TPA Healy. Brown 1-3 with a walk for TPA Healy in 9-2 win over N.Charlotte. Brown pitched 1.1 innings of no-hit relief & 1-2 at the plate vs Evoshields in game two. Brown went 3-5 with stolen base in TPA Healy 15U sweep Saturday, 3-1 over Evoshields Canes & 11-2 over Old Dominion Hitters. Brown has 6 putouts starting in CF. Brown’s 2-RBI game-winning double for TPA Healy, 7-5 comeback win over GBC Prep Stars. Brown 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.

Taylor Stephens (’13) & North Wake Fungo split their Carolina-Virginia League playoff games, with 4-1 win over Mooresville 4-1 but dropping 7-3 decision to Fuquay. Stephens records three assists, two putouts in both games starting at second. The Fungo turns 3 DP’s. Stephens was 2-4 w/RBI in North Wake Fungo 10-3 win over Charlotte Crushers. Stephens was named summer MVP of the Carolina-Virginia Collegiate Baseball League team.
Demetric Horton (’18) game-high 21 points for Garner Road Coleman at adidas Uprising in Las Vegas. Horton added two assists, two rebounds & steal for GR, edged by Game Elite 64-61. Horton had 13 for Garner Road Coleman in 70-50 win over SRI All-Stars at the adidas Uprising in Las Vegas. Horton hits 4-of-6 from the arc and dishes 5 assists. Horton scored 20 vs Urban DFW at the national tourney.
Trojan sophomore tandem Daveon Dunn (’20) Mehki Townes (’20) & Garner Road reach the finals of the adidas Uprising Summer Championships with 78-73 over Ohio Basketball. GR edged 49-45 by Indiana Elite 15U in title game. Garner Road advanced with 65-52 win over DC Thunder at the adidas Uprising Summer Championships in Las Vegas.
Sarah Gibson (’12) joins the staff of Leesville Elementary as an Autism Classroom Instructor. She is a graduate of East Carolina in Special Education. Congrats, Miss Gibson!
Congratulations to Trojan alums Will Norris (’11) & Taylor Bailey (’10) on their wedding day! Wishing the happy couple decades of happiness and prosperity. Mr. Norris  joins Erie Insurance as Property Claims Adjuster. The 2015 NC State grad previously worked with Citrix & Capital Sign Solutions.
GNRC Champion Carrington Clack (’19) swims 55.22 in the 100yard freestyle at the NC Senior Long Course State Championship in Greensboro. Clack recorded 29.27 in 50-yard freestyle at the prestigious event.
A very Trojan 16th Anniversary to Chris Jill Wanchock Cottengim (’88) Hope our favorite Relay For Life of Garner Chair and spouse enjoy their special day
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.
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.
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
Congratulations to Kody Allen Kamphuis (’14) and his beautiful bride Priscilla on their wedding day! Wishing our alum many years of happiness
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.
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
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
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!
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 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
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.
Connor Butler (’13) joins Prometheus Group in Raleigh. Prometheus Group builds software to improve EAM, with solutions in ERP systems. Congrats Mr. Butler!
Duke nurse Kayla McMillan (’07) featured for her outstanding maternity pictures for moms who are spending weeks in the hospital during a risky pregnancy.
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!
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
Emily 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! 
Jackson Pleasant (’10) claims 8th at Fishing League Worldwide High Rock Tournament.
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!
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!
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) http://www.nract.org/tickets
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.
A very happy Anniversary to Derek (’90) & Tina Parsons (’92). The Trojans wish our esteemed alums have a great celebration and many, many more
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
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 http://abletoserve.org/
McCullers Crossroad, with Beth Tyler (’99) & Josh Pepper new video “Hallelujah’s Gone” https://mccullerscrossroad.com/
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! 
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.
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.
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
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 https://designsbyteri.com/
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.
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.
All-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. 

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 Barbarecaptured 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 Administration and previously served North Carolina Department of Public Safety as their Congressional & Intergovernmental Liaison.
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 (’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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Acclaimed gospel singer Mary D. Williams (’79) featured on “The State of Things” on WUNC. Ms. Williams, Adjunct Professor at Duke University, recent release “It’s Time” with her initial release “Blood Done Sign My Name” available at https://www.marydwilliams.com/

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
Larry 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.
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 (’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 www.garnerrelay.org
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!
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 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.
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.
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 johnforceracing.com 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.
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 http://legranttaylor.com/ImageGallery.php
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. 
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..
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.
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.
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!
Mark L Glover (’81) novel “Deadly Dose” is available on Amazon along with his other works “Time Gone By” and “The Road Ahead”
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
Kayla 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.
USMC 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.
Ethereal Dream” the latest creation by Teri Vereb (’82) available thru Dec. 18th. Visit www.designsbyteri.com 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.
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.
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
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.
A very Happy 23rd Anniversary to Shawn (’85) Chris Kieft (’85). Hope our dedicated volunteer alums have a fantastic day. 
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.
The Trojans send Happy 26th Anniversary wishes to Tommy (’86) & Angela Ormond Sims (’85)! We hope our dedicated GMHS supporters have a fantastic day
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.
Congrats 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.
Moongo 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.
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
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.
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 (’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!
Marco 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.
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 celitofiber.net #4 car
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.
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 (’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.
Our 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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! www.legranttaylor.com
The beautiful Garner Class of 1964 gathered June 12th to celebrate Shirley Sorrell’s birthday! Hoping the classmates had a wonderful time.
Congratulations to Coach Quintin Austin (’04) and his beautiful bride Danielle on their wedding day! Wishing the wonderful couple many years of wedded bliss
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 DepartmentWell done & thank you for your service Firefighter Howell.
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
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!
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
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.
Mark Massey (’81) nominated as a Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources “Super Hero“. Our Trojan Club President has been a devoted volunteer in our hometown for more than four decades. Well deserved Mr. President! 
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 hometownWell done, Chief & thank you for your service.
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
Congratulations 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.
Doug 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” https://issuu.com/todayswoman.com/docs/tt_forissuu
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 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.
Congratulations US Navy Petty Officer Second Class Austin Fowler (’12) on his promotion. Thank you for your service, Sailor
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
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
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!
Visit /LIKE the Garner High School Class of 1964 FB page for class notes and info.
A very happy 27th anniversary to Scott Jill Walton Norris (’84) and wishing our Trojan alums many, many more years of happiness
Tralen 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.
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!
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 (’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!