Friday, April 20, 2012

Pictures from the Garner Trojan baseball game

These pictures were posted on Also, you can see in the last 2 pictures that Scotty is holding his throat. I am assuming this is right after he was hit with the ball. I wanted to post Judy & Ashley's tweets from last night - so everyone knows that Scotty is just fine. Judy Cooke McCreery ‏ @JudyMacGarner @ScottyMcCreery is a-okay! Just came in the dugout...bottom of 5th...Garner winning 2-1 but East Wake is good! Ashley McCreery ‏ @ashleymccreery2 He's totally fine:) He got popped in the throat but he's a-okay! Upstairs sleeping now:)

Scotty McCreery pitches well in loss

Scotty McCreery, the Garner High senior who won the 2011 American Idol reality television singing series, wasn’t a winner Thursday in his second varsity baseball career start, but he pitched well against East Wake in a 3-2 loss.
McCreery pitched the first 4 1-3 innings for the Trojans and left the game with a 2-1 lead. He struck out six, walked none and allowed seven hits, including a home run by East Wake’s Christian Neal.
East Wake rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning, scoring two runs on a wild pitch, to claim the Greater Neuse 4A victory. Neal picked up the victory for the Warriors, striking out 14. 
McCreery took a blow to the throat in the third inning when a one-hopper up the middle by Dillon Boyette struck McCreery underneath his chin. He retrieved the ball and threw out Boyette. McCreery stayed in the game and continued to pitch effectively.
“He has been throwing very well and will continue to help our rotation,” said Garner coach Derik Goffena. “He took a grounder to the chin, but is OK. Scared him more than anything.”
McCreery missed more than a full year of baseball while competing on the television show and performing, but has been successful this season.
His record is 1-0. He has pitched 13 1-3 innings, struck out 19 and walked one. He has allowed 13 hits and has a 2.06 earned run average.

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Scotty McCreery will be at the Vermont State Fair Sept. 8th

 SCOTTY MCCREERY Will be at the Vermont State Fair on Saturday, September 8th. In May of 2011, he won Season Ten of American Idol. His album’s debut single, “I Love You This Big,” became a Top 15 hit and enjoyed the highest-charting debut for a new artist since at least 1984, while the video for the song hit No. 1 in just a week after its release. He continued that winning streak on the stage of American Idol, where he became the youngest male winner and the only country male winner in the show’s history. On April 1, 2012 Scotty won his first ACM Award for New Artist of the Year.

Garner, NC Receives NC3C Excellence in Communications Award

Garner Receives NC3C Excellence in Communications Award The Town of Garner was among 19 North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the fourth annual North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) Excellence in Communications Awards, presented recently in Chapel Hill as part of the organization’s annual spring conference. Garner received a first-place award in the category of Most Creative Activity with Least Dollars Spent for the Town’s Scotty McCreery “American Idol” homecoming parade and concert on May 14, 2011, at Lake Benson Park. The Town raised over $53,000 from individuals and businesses – almost all of them local – to offset the cost of the event. It also received approximately $8,000 of in-kind contributions as well as volunteer labor on the day of the event. As a result, the Town’s subsidy of the homecoming celebration was only $8,100. “The reason we won this award was because the community stepped up, ” said Rick Mercier, Garner’s public information officer. Mayor Ronnie Williams presented the award to Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Director Sonya Shaw at the April 17 Town Council meeting. Shaw and her department led planning efforts for the event, but numerous other Town departments – including Public Works, Police and Economic Development – played essential roles in making the homecoming hugely successful. The Garner Chamber of Commerce was also a key partner in planning the event and raising funds for it. “I wish I could say that it was all Parks and Rec that accomplished this, but it was a full town effort,” Shaw said. “This year’s award ceremony showcased the best of the best in communications in North Carolina from special events to videos to projects that were creative but did not cost much money or anything at all,” NC3C President Mandy Pitts said. Judges for the Excellence in Communications Awards were government communication professionals from California, Florida, Texas, Virginia, Colorado and Georgia. Each judge had previously won first or second place in the national Savvy Awards, presented annually by the City-County Communications and Marketing Association. ABOUT NC3C The purpose of North Carolina City & County Communicators is to encourage professional development and networking among local governmental communications professionals. The organization was formed in March 2007 by 27 professional communicators from around the state. Since then, the organization has grown to more than 80 members

Hart of Dixie - Scotty McCreery Featurette

Credit to: CWtelevision Hart of Dixie: Scotty McCreery Guest Stars (4-23) Credit to: CW44

Tickets on sale now for Scotty's House of Blues concert

Tickets for Scotty's performance at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL go on sale starting at 10:00 am this morning June 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm