New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | December 15, 2017

New Kent squanders early lead, falls to Lafayette in overtime

New Kent's Haley Hyndshaw (left) drives to the hoop against Lafayette's Taylor Thomas.Robb Johnson photo

Trying to erase an unimpressive performance a few days earlier, New Kent’s Lady Trojans locked horns with the visiting Lafayette Lady Rams in a Dec. 14 matchup. And while the Lady Trojans played their hearts out, they would see an early advantage evaporate that allowed Lafayette to escape with a win in overtime. New Kent fell 50-46 to the visiting Lady Rams in a back-and-forth affair that saw runs from both teams. Early on, New Kent administered a strong defensive tactic to hold Lafayette without a field goal in the first half. Meanwhile, Lady Trojan Jada Hooker scored five of…
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  • Lackluster effort by New Kent factors in loss to Lady Clippers

    New Kent’s Brynne Jones (left) battles for a rebound under the basket against Grafton’s Kierson Tavares and Maya Hasenfang.Robb Johnson photo

    It’s rare when New Kent Lady Trojans come into a contest as the favorite. That’s what happened Tuesday night when they welcomed the visiting Grafton Lady Clippers on Dec. 12. But records mean nothing on the hardwood as Grafton earned its second win of the season, downing New Kent 47-34 in the Bay Rivers District clash. The visitors grabbed the lead out the gate, with a Nijah Green to Nia Chisolm assist. Chisolm used a dribble drive for a close range conversion, as teammate Kierson Tavares sank two from the charity stripe to help Grafton take a 6-2 lead. New…
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  • Editorial: Putting the outside world on pause at times can be healthy

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  • Courthouse Road to close in Charles City for annual Christmas parade

    Courthouse Road (Route 155) in Charles City will close Saturday, Dec. 16, for the county’s annual Christmas parade. Courthouse will be closed from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. between Lott Cary Road (Rt. 602) to Ruthville Rd. (Route 612). Motorists can use the following detours: -Traveling northbound: Take Lott Cary Road (Rt. 602) to Adkins Road (Rt. 618). Make a right onto Adkins Road and travel to Pocahontas Trail (Rt. 60) in New Kent. Turn right onto Pocahontas Trail and turn right onto Courthouse Road (Rt. 155 South). -Traveling southbound: Take Rt. 155 North (Courthouse Road) to Pocahontas Trail (Rt. 60) in…
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