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Chris Edwards

A streak you didn't hear about

Published: 2013-10-01 19:59:23
Updated: 2013-10-01 19:59:23


Oct 1, 2013

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There is an old saying in the world of sports that records and streaks are made to be broken. That is probably a pretty accurate statement, but we all know some of those lofty marks will probably never be touched.

For example, Cal Ripken Jr.’s consecutive games played streak in baseball.

When you flip the pages of the N.C. High School Athletic Association record books, many outstanding achievements can be found in a wide array of athletic events.

But there is one streak that ended last week that you probably have not heard about. The Garner volleyball team reeled off 60-consecutive Greater Neuse River Conference matches before the streak ended with a 3-2 loss to Clayton last Thursday night.

This is a streak that began on Aug. 24, 2010, with a victory over West Johnston and lasted until last Thursday when the Comets ended the streak on Garner’s home court.

What’s impressive to me isn't so much the fact Garner won 60-straight conference matches, but the consistency that the program has executed over the last three seasons. This is a program that has seen tremendous growth over the past several years, setting new school records for wins, playoff victories and even had the just the second player in school history go play volleyball and the division one level which occurred last year.

“In college I was a part of a 25-game win streak. That lasted about six weeks. This streak took over four years with 20 plus athletes. It was an awesome run, with awesome teams, and awesome players. We enjoyed every bit of it,” said Garner coach Jason Boyette.

I realize that there are other impressive feats going on, like Green Hope winning four consecutive Wells Fargo Cups, or the long streak that Wake Forest has had on the softball diamond in the Cap-8 Conference. But in this era of parody and new champions each year, it’s nice to see a program like the Garner volleyball team putting in the time to do what it takes to remain one of the top programs in this area.

Boyette will tell you, I’m sure, that it’s nothing he has done, this streak only happened because of the work and talent of the players on the court, so tip of the cap to the players who were the ones to keep this tradition alive inside the four walls of Garner’s gym.

This is a streak you probably haven’t heard about, but while we focus on football during this time of the year, it is always nice to look at some of the other sports who work just as hard and put in just as much time, but for a lot less recognition.

So if you have the chance to stop in and watch a volleyball or soccer match this time of year, I encourage you to do so. Who knows, you might see a little bit of history in the process.

 

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Didn't help that our best player was out but it was a great match between 2 very good teams..I'm sure we'll see them again somewhere down the road...
3forme
October 2, 2013 6:25 p.m.
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What a great game it was- What a great atmosphere it was also!!! The Garner Coach is "my buddy" and I hope we can meet again for the Conference Championship!!! Thanks for writing this story Chris--

sincerely- the 6'11 vball and bball coach at CHS!!! :)
verytall61
October 1, 2013 8:56 p.m.
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