Revisiting Garner Magnet High School for the final time brought back a lot of good, and bad, memories, but it reflected a new time of integration, maturation and instruction that would point me to my life’s work.
Neither the thunderstorm that eventually led to the game being called early nor the scoreboard that was turned off after several weather delays could prevent or deny the inevitable from happening Thursday night as the Corinth Holders girls soccer team traveled to Cleveland.
Garner stayed right in the thick of the fight for a NCHSAA 4A baseball playoff spot Friday night behind freshman Brett Banks’ complete game one-hitter, a 5-1 win over Greater Neuse River Conference leader West Johnston.
Wake County school administrators are proposing a 25-cent increase in breakfast and lunch prices for the 2016-17 school year. They cite multiple reasons, including rising costs, fewer students buying food because of new federal nutrition standards and federal mandates over meal pricing.
Now that the state Department of Transportation has spent six years considering the widely reviled Red Route through Garner, environmental regulators appear ready at last to accept DOT’s long-preferred path for extending a six-lane toll road across southern Wake County: the Orange Route.
It wouldn’t seem right if a Greater Neuse River 4A Conference tennis competition ended with anything other than victories by Clayton. The Comets have dominated the boys and girls ranks of the league for the past half-plus-decade and haven’t dropped a league dual match in the four-year history of the Class of 2016.
Clayton won for the third time in the last four league matches to edge out Harnett Central for the team championship, while Rolesville senior Blake McShea made his nine-stroke advantage entering the final round stand up to take the individual championship.
N&O No. 2 Garner extended its winning streak to 17 games in a 6-3 victory over No. 8 West Johnston. Sam Armstrong had three two-out runs batted in and Sam Weidner was effective enough on the mound for the Trojans (18-2, 11-0 Greater Neuse River Conference) to stay unbeaten in the conference.