New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 21, 2018

Late first half goal enough for Lafayette to edge New Kent

New Kent's Jennifer Critz (13) and Peyton Lilley (5) sandwiches Lafayette's Madison Adcock as part of a defensive tactic.Robb Johnson photo

Less than 24 hours after their encounter with Poquoson, New Kent’s Lady Trojans had to bounce back quickly for a Saturday noon matchup against Lafayette’s Lady Rams. And while defense dominated the game, it was a critical play that gave the Lady Rams the one and only score on the day to clinch the victory. A horrendous shot attempt by the Lady Trojans resulted in a fast break and short distance goal by Lafayette’s Carly Orlowinski with seven seconds remaining in the first half that provided the guest with a 1-0 win. New Kent’s defense held steady thanks to a…
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    Lady Trojan Abbie Clarke (right) tries to orchestrate some offense against defensive pressure applied by Poquoson's Abby Barefoot.Robb Johnson photo

    New Kent’s Lady Trojans knew they faced an uphill battle during the Oct. 19 Senior Night contest against the visiting Poquoson Lady Trojans. And despite playing hard through the contest, the effort didn’t produce any scores for the hosts. Poquoson outgunned the Lady Trojans, finding the back of the net four times in the first half and cruising to a 6-0 win that saw the contest end via the mercy rule. Lady Islander Skyler Brown positioned the guests ahead to stay. After being fouled in the penalty box, she converted a penalty stroke to give the visitors a 1-0 advantage…
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  • New Kent defeats Lafayette in volleyball encounter

    New Kent's Raven Harris (right) spikes the ball for a kill against a Lafayette defender.Robb Johnson photo

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  • Editorial: Let’s make life easier for emergency workers during times of a natural disaster

    First of all, I want to thank all of the emergency workers, technicians, and first responders who assisted with restoring power and clearing the roadways after the devastation of Tropical Storm Michael hit our area. But with that said, let’s talk about what we can do as citizens to make these people’s jobs easier. I have had a few conversations with numerous emergency workers and law enforcement personnel throughout the ordeal and I feel that the dialogue exchange will benefit us all, especially after some of the things I personally witnessed. The first thing law enforcement officials encourage in times…
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  • New Kent becomes latest victim as Lafayette runs district win streak to 55 games

    New Kent's Joey Campbell (5) and Adam Cable (12) try to prevent Lafayette's Dea'Mario Tyler from getting into the end zone in the first quarter.Robb Johnson photo

    New Kent’s Trojans invited Lafayette’s Rams to their home field Monday night for football action after Tropical Storm Michael forced a rescheduling of the contest. To New Kent, the game felt more like a full-fledged hurricane imposed by the visitors’ power and flexing their muscles. Utilizing a ground game that racked up 315 rushing yards, Lafayette defeated the Trojans 44-7 in the Bay Rivers contest that saw the Rams run their consecutive district win streak to 55 games. Lafayette threatened the hosts early, marching down to New Kent’s 27-yard line before an errant pass by Ram quarterback Zack New ended…
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