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New Kent pulls away from WP

By Robb Johnson | January 21, 2010 3:37 pm

New Kent’s top-ranked Group AA Trojans found they could not put away pesky Group A challenger West Point in the first half of their Jan. 9 non-district basketball clash. But after the break, the Trojan starters created a comfortable cushion and players off the bench performed well as the hosts kept their recorded unblemished at 11-0 with an 89-61 win. “At times the starters played terrifically, but those were very short spurts,” said New Kent coach Ed Allen. “I think playing four games this week has worn us out. We’ve played hard this week and tonight I think we just…
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Trojans overcome first half shooting woes, top Bruton

By Robb Johnson | January 21, 2010 3:36 pm

After being forced to overtime to defeat Bruton’s Panthers on the road a week earlier, New Kent’s host Trojans looked to be clicking on all cylinders to take out the Panthers in their Bay Rivers District basketball rematch. They weren’t. The unbeaten and top-ranked Trojans suffered through a 28 percent first half shooting performance, including a miserable 19 percent from the floor in the second quarter alone. At the free throw stripe, they missed eight of 12. All pointed potentially to a first loss, but that’s where the defense stepped in. Despite shooting woes, the Trojans kept a lid on…
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NK wrestlers first, third in separate duals

By Robb Johnson | January 21, 2010 3:32 pm

New Kent wrestlers went 5-0 in the Bay Rivers District Duals last Saturday, upping their team record to 7-0 in the district (18-1 overall) and continuing their 21-match district winning streak. The Trojans were led by Trey Gregory, Mikey Emana, Nolan Schultz, Devontae Fitzgerald, Willie Driscoll,and Ethan Young who went 5-0 for the day. New Kent’s wrestlers captured third in the Jan. 8-9 James River Duals, finishing the competition with a 6-1 record. The Trojans’ only loss was to eventual champion Hanover. The team took third place by criteria to break a three-way tie between New Kent, Hanover, and Forest…
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New Kent rolls past Charles City, 100-80

By Robb Johnson | January 21, 2010 3:31 pm

When New Kent’s Trojans and Charles City’s Panthers step on the court to renew their home-and-home basketball rivalry, a highly competitive, often close, and sometimes surprising clash is in store. But those scenarios failed to play out in the two teams’ first meeting Monday night. The contest featured a New Kent team ranked first in the state’s Group AA poll versus a Charles City squad dominated by young players trying to find their identity at the varsity level. And there were no surprises. Less than five minutes into the contest, the host Trojans owned a 24-4 lead. They never looked…
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Despite 90-77 loss, Charles City sends message to foes

By Robb Johnson | January 21, 2010 3:29 pm

Charles City’s Lady Panthers scored the game’s first six points and never trailed in handing Amelia’s visiting Raiders a 40-33 non-district basketball setback. The Jan. 8 victory marked the hosts’ second in three games and upped their overall record to 3-8. “Our girls matured tonight,” Charles City coach Andre’ Jones said afterward. “We took their best player out of the game and did a phenomenal job. If [Amelia] was going to beat us tonight, they would have to beat us with somebody else. “We stole the ball a lot and sometimes didn’t finish, but we converted enough,” he said. “We…
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Lady Panthers never trail in topping Amelia

By Robb Johnson | January 21, 2010 3:28 pm

If Charles City’s Panthers made any kind of a statement Friday night against Chesterfield Community’s Eagles, the message is they won’t back down from anybody. Facing a team with an obvious height advantage and talented players at all five positions, the Panthers overcame most of a double-digit deficit after one quarter and stayed within striking distance. With just over 1:30 left in the contest, it was a six-point game. But the visiting Eagles put together a 7-0 run to pull away and escape with a 90-77 Tri-Rivers District basketball win. The outcome dropped Charles City to 2-3 in the district…
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Marker helps shed new light on history

By Robb Johnson | January 7, 2010 3:19 pm

Since the dawn of civilization, historians have been tasked with recording meaningful events. And when diverse societies and cultures clash, history is written from the victor’s standpoint. A prime example is what transpired over the centuries following the first white European settlers setting foot on the homeland of a multitude of Native American tribes. But in recent decades, strides have been made to incorporate the Native American point of view. Another step in that direction took place Dec. 14 inside the Chickahominy Tribal Center in Charles City County. Chiefs from surrounding tribes gathered with local and state government officials to…
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Surry guards overwhelm CC

By Robb Johnson | January 7, 2010 3:12 pm

With the guard tandem of twins Brittany and Whitney Johnson returning, Surry figured to be in the Tri-Rivers District and Region A girls’ basketball title hunts this season. But the addition of transfer guard Rashone Edwards has made the Cougars a more formidable entity. The trio combined for 61 points on the way to a 77-34 Tri-Rivers win over Charles City’s host Lady Panthers. The Dec. 17 outcome lowered Charles City’s record to 0-2 in the district and 1-4 overall heading into the holiday break. Just over one minute into the contest, Surry owned an 11-0 lead thanks to a…
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Lady Trojans take command early on way to first win

By Robb Johnson | January 7, 2010 3:11 pm

Three weeks ago, Charles City’s Lady Panthers held off New Kent’s visiting Lady Trojans for their first basketball win of the season. Saturday night, the host Lady Trojans returned the favor. A vastly improved New Kent team dominated almost wire-to-wire on the way to a 58-42 triumph, its first of the campaign. New Kent improved to 1-6 while Charles City fell to 1-7. “We’ve just decided to try to be in the gym working together, working harder, and learning the system and perfecting it,” Lady Trojan coach Shequra Dickerson said concerning her team’s turnaround. “We’ve been working hard on defense…
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No. 1 NK stomps Grafton

By Robb Johnson | January 7, 2010 3:10 pm

Before the first quarter ended, New Kent’s Trojans built a double-digit lead on Grafton’s visiting Clippers. And for three quarters, the hosts never let up. In a Bay Rivers District basketball clash virtually over by halftime, New Kent kept its record unblemished heading into the holiday break with a 78-58 triumph. The Dec. 16 outcome, coupled with a victory at Jamestown two nights later, raised New Kent’s record to 6-0 in the district and 7-0 overall. The Trojans (8-0 with Monday’s overtime win at Bruton) are number one in this week’s Associated Press state Group AA poll. The Trojans shot…
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