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Grafton second quarter lifts Clippers past New Kent

By Alan Chamberlain | January 16, 2008 11:32 am

Taking away the second quarter of the New Kent Lady Trojan-Grafton Clipper basketball encounter gives New Kent the edge in scoring. Unfortunately for the host Lady Trojans, all four quarters count. Grafton used a 27-11 second quarter to overcome a New Kent lead and forge on to a 62-49 Bay Rivers District win. The Jan. 3 result dropped New Kent to 1-6 in the district and 1-8 overall. “That second quarter was the quarter,” Lady Trojan coach Gierek Walker said afterward. “They got up to 17 points ahead of us and we outscored them for the rest of the game….
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Jamestown shrugs off New Kent pressure, prevails 81-64

By Alan Chamberlain | January 16, 2008 11:31 am

New Kent’s Trojans unleashed their customary pressure defense combined with three-point shooting formula that had worked for an unbeaten record at home so far this season. But Jamestown’s visiting Eagles were not impressed. The Eagles used depth along with ability to break New Kent’s press for easy shots to gain an 81-64 Bay Rivers District basketball win last Friday, handing the Trojans their first home loss. Afterward, New Kent coach Ed Allen identified a number of facets that led to the downfall as his team fell to 7-3 in the district and 9-3 overall. “Shot selection, inability to run our…
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Trojans pin loss on Varina

By Alan Chamberlain | January 16, 2008 11:30 am

Sam Craig’s sudden reversal and pin of Varina’s Poncho Lyles in the 140-pound match enabled host New Kent to forge in front of the visiting Blue Devils. New Kent then went on to win six of the final seven matches to defeat the Group AAA Blue Devils 54-22 in non-district wrestling. Craig fought back from a 6-1 scoring deficit as Lyles had dominated during the match. Craig managed the pin at the 3:18 mark to put New Kent in front 18-16 in team points. New Kent then picked up four forfeits in the Jan. 8 encounter with wins going to…
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Lady Panthers charge back from 16 down to topple Surry

By Alan Chamberlain | January 16, 2008 11:29 am

Down by 16 points in the third quarter, Charles City’s Lady Panthers staged a furious comeback to catch Surry’s visiting Cougars heading into the final period. The hosts then rode momentum through the last period to thwart Surry’s upset bid with a 56-50 win. The Jan. 4 victory kept Charles City’s Tri-Rivers District record unblemished at 2-0. The Lady Panthers are 7-3 overall. “We got taken out in the first half,” a relieved Lady Panther coach Andre Jones said afterward. The crucial point was a disastrous second quarter during which his team missed 19 straight shots from the floor. Charles…
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Rivalry eclipses team play as NK clashes with Charles City

By Alan Chamberlain | January 16, 2008 11:28 am

Basketball rivalry games of the New Kent-Charles City variety guarantee a full house anxious to see who wins bragging rights between the two schools located just 20 minutes apart. Coaches on both sides, however, would just as soon see the rivalry aspect watered down a bit. New Kent won the latest renewal with an 81-63 triumph on Charles City’s floor, but what transpired left a sour taste in the mouths of both head coaches. The Jan. 7 encounter exhibited all the aspects of a playground game contrary to what is advertised as being a team sport. “It was a win,…
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Lady Panthers step up to foil upset-minded Lady Trojans

By Alan Chamberlain | January 16, 2008 11:27 am

New Kent’s Lady Trojans entered Charles City’s gym intent on taking Lady Panther leading scorer Jolisa Williams out of the game. And the strategy worked. A diamond-and-one defense, utilizing one Lady Trojan to guard Williams man-to-man while the other four formed a diamond-shaped zone in the lane, held her to six first quarter points and shut her out in quarter two. But that’s when other Lady Panthers stepped up. Guard Shana Braxton scored 10 first half points and forward Shana Brown tossed in seven in a row that enabled Charles City to mount a double-digit lead in the second quarter….
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Trojans 2nd in invitational

By Alan Chamberlain | January 16, 2008 11:26 am

New Kent wrestlers amassed 197.5 points to finish second in the annual New Kent Invitational wrestling tournament held at the school last Saturday. Morehead (N.C.) High School won the tourney with 206 points. Brentsville finished third with 143 points. Team Scores- Morehead (MH) 206, New Kent (NK) 197.5, Brentsville (B) 143, Lancaster (L) 94, Mathews (M) 88, Fork Union (F) 65.5, Monacan (MO) 65.5, Deep Creek (DC) 63, Jamestown (J) 42, Petersburg (P) 40, Bandit (B) 32, Nottoway (N) 11. Finals: 103- M. Emana (NK) p. Gorman (NK) 1:27; 112- Henson (B) d. Barker (NK) 8-6; 119- Coberly (MO) d….
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Haga wins Philip Morris scholarship

By Alan Chamberlain | January 16, 2008 11:24 am

Kasie Haga, a sophomore at Bridgewater College and resident of Quinton, is one of five Bridgewater students to win scholarships in statewide competition among 15 member colleges in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges consortium. Haga won a $10,000 scholarship from Philip Morris USA. Norfolk Southern and Hilb Rogel and Hobbs provided other scholarships. With the scholarship, Haga has an opportunity to be considered for a paid summer internship with Philip Morris

Creamer wins NKMS geography bee

By Alan Chamberlain | January 16, 2008 11:23 am

Blythe Creamer, an eighth grader at New Kent Middle School, won the school-level competition of the National Geography Bee on Dec. 14 The school-level bee, at which students answer oral questions on geography, was the first round of the 20th National Geography Bee, sponsored by the National Geographic Society. Ryan Sherenco and Tyler Rodriguez tied for second place. Other classroom winners competing were Alicia Belcher, Debbie Clemons, Shannon Foley, Lili Kaufman, Kathryn Lawson, Joshua Meredith, Jaden Norman, Tucker Pancoast, Eric Parsley, Brandon Radwani, Zach Rodriguez, Chris Rolince, Justin Schwank, Danielle Foster, Hunter Franks, Kala Hall, Thunder Hogge, Matthew Thomas, Brittany…
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Several suspects arrested on felony charges in New Kent

By Alan Chamberlain | January 16, 2008 11:19 am

New Kent sheriff’s personnel have arrested several individuals in recent weeks on at least one felony charge each. According to sheriff’s office reports, those arrested and the charges they face are: –William Lee Riley II, 49, of 1803 Womack Drive in Hampton, who is charged with one felony count each of attempting to assault a police officer, vandalism, and throwing an object at an occupied vehicle. Deputy Eric Benninger arrested Riley on Jan. 1 after receiving a complaint that the suspect was throwing a jacket at vehicles on Route 33 in Eltham. A woman identified as Riley’s sister told the…
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