New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | April 2, 2015

New Kent’s Faus named coach of the year by National Wrestling Hall of Fame’s Virginia chapter

Mike Faus (left), the Virginia chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame's coach of the year, urges on one of his wrestlers during the conference championship meet at New Kent in February.Alan Chamberlain photo

In his 14 years at the helm of New Kent High School’s wrestling program, Mike Faus has built a perennial contender at all levels of competition. And now he is being honored for his efforts. The Virginia chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame has named Faus its 2015 Coach of the Year in recent voting conducted by its members. He is scheduled to receive the award during the group’s annual banquet on April 18 in Glen Allen. “I didn’t even know I was up for it until I was told I won it,” he said, mentioning he had…
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  • Coada seeks reelection bid for District 2 seat in Charles City

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    William “Bill” Coada has officially announced his bid for reelection for the District 2 supervisor seat in Charles City. “I want to thank the constituents for allowing me to serve not only District 2, but Charles City as well for the last three plus years,” Coada said. “I desire to continue to work and serve the citizens of this great community and move Charles City forward to bigger and brighter goals.”

  • New Kent falls to Smithfield in softball, baseball

    New Kent shortstop Paige Simpson chalks up the out at third base after a Smithfield runner got caught between third and home on a bunt.Alan Chamberlain photos

    Strong afternoon winds did not blow in New Kent’s favor either on the softball or baseball diamonds in Tuesday’s clash with Smithfield’s visiting Packers. Although the Lady Trojan softball team made inroads against stellar Packer pitcher Sydney Gay, the effort fell short as the visitors escaped with a 9-6 win. The Trojan baseball team, meanwhile, fared worse. The Packers dominated behind left-handed pitcher Jacob Ryan on the way to a 15-2 final. The Lady Trojans touched Gay for seven hits, but could never move in front. The visitors used a three-run fourth inning to break a 4-4 deadlock and then…
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  • Metheny’s complete game propels New Kent to first baseball win

    New Kent first baseman Trey Cox tags Essex's Brian Richards for the game's final out after the runner was caught in a rundown between first and second.Alan Chamberlain photo

    A complete game from pitcher Mitchell Metheny coupled with clutch hitting to help break a fifth inning deadlock lifted New Kent’s host Trojans to a 6-3 triumph over Essex Trojans. Monday’s outcome marked the Trojans’ first baseball victory of the season after three straight losses. “You’ve got to make plays, and we did that today. You’ve got to make plays to get better,” said New Kent coach Ronnie Cox. “I thought Mitchell pitched real well,” the coach said. “He pitched like he wanted to win the game, so I was real impressed with him.” Metheny scattered five hits while striking…
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  • New Kent Lady Trojans hang tough with York’s powerful Falcons

    New Kent defender Mary Critz (12) attempts to take the ball away from York's Elizabeth Kramer.Alan Chamberlain photo

    York’s Falcons handed New Kent’s Lady Trojans their first loss of the young soccer season, but the 5-1 outcome was a bit deceiving. The hosts presented a challenge to their highly touted foe for most of Monday night’s match. A rout appeared in the making when just 30 seconds into the affair, the Falcons’ Elizabeth Kramer bounced a shot off Lady Trojan keeper Sara Jo Buchanan. The ball barely broke the goal line plane for the early score. Minutes later, Madison VanDyke’s penalty kick, brought about by a New Kent defender grabbing a York shooter, upped the advantage to 2-0….
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  • New Kent School Board approves budget, discusses new location for tennis courts

    New Kent School Board members have unanimously approved their budget for fiscal year 2015-16. With no comments received during a March 16 public hearing, representatives approved the $29,478,021 budget recommended by superintendent of schools David Myers. The budget includes a 1.5% salary increase for school employees, as well as $300,000 for digital conversion to initiate a one-to-one technology initiative. At a March 9 meeting, New Kent county administrator Rodney Hathaway recommended that schools be fully funded for the next fiscal year. In other business, school board members have decided on a possible new location for tennis courts. Board members elected…
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