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NK district tourney bid ends in loss

By Robb Johnson | May 27, 2010 9:56 am

A quest for that elusive first Bay Rivers District soccer win plus a chance to get back to the district’s post-season tournament did not end in the result New Kent’s Lady Trojans had in mind. Warhill’s visiting Lions took control midway through the first half of the May 11 encounter on the way to a 7-1 win, dropping New Kent to 0-7-1 in the district and 5-7-1 overall. “We didn’t play very well tonight,” Lady Trojan coach Chad Honeycutt said. “The effort wasn’t there, and this has negated any chance we had of making the district tournament. We just didn’t…
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Lady Trojans denied in BRD

By Robb Johnson | May 27, 2010 9:54 am

New Kent’s Lady Trojans entertained Bruton’s Panthers in a Bay Rivers District regular season finale soccer clash with nothing on the line other than avoiding a finish in the basement. Both teams sought their first district victory in the May 13 encounter. Unfortunately for the hosts, a two-goal Bruton lead in the second half proved too much to overcome as the Panthers held on for a 4-3 win. New Kent’s season ended at 0-8-1 in the district and 5-8-1 overall. “We were lazy in the penalty area and gave up some easy goals,” said New Kent coach Chad Honeycutt. “That’s…
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Six-run third paces NK win

By Robb Johnson | May 27, 2010 9:53 am

A six-run third inning backed the no-hit pitching of Renee Silver as New Kent’s Lady Trojans cruised past Warhill’s visiting Lions 10-0 in their regular season home finale in Bay Rivers District softball. Silver struck out 11 and walked only one in the May 19 affair shortened to six innings by the district’s 10-run slaughter rule. Only one other Warhill player reached base, that coming on an error in the first inning. No Lion base runner reached second base. Warhill pitcher Amanda Borden retired the Lady Trojans in order in the first two innings, but all that changed in the…
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Silver no-hits Jamestown

By Robb Johnson | May 27, 2010 9:50 am

Renee Silver tossed a no-hitter in six innings of work, and her New Kent Lady Trojan teammates posted all the runs they would need in the third inning as the hosts topped Jamestown 3-1 in Bay Rivers District softball. Silver struck out 15 Eagles in the May 14 clash. The visitors scored a lone unearned run in the seventh inning with Sarah Baldwin pitching in relief. “Renee has been pitching great over the second half of the season,” her coach, Betsey Lane, said. “Even different umpires and players say her pitches are moving and she’s got good speed.” With Silver…
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Trojans dominate BRD

By Robb Johnson | May 27, 2010 9:48 am

New Kent’s Trojans won six events on the way to a lopsided victory in the Bay River District boys’ track and field meet. The Trojans amassed 165 points in last Thursday’s meet at York High to far outdistance runner-up Grafton’s 81. The combined point total of Grafton and third place finisher Jamestown (80) fell short of equaling the Trojans’ output. “I’m a little bit surprised,” said New Kent coach Mont Linkenauger. “I thought it would be closer. I didn’t think we’d win it this big.” The Trojans built a comfortable lead in the field category, taking first in three of…
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Panthers first in T-RD

By Robb Johnson | May 27, 2010 9:46 am

Charles City’s Panthers got double individual event wins from Trevor Jones and Cruz Adkins on the way to capturing the boys’ championship in the Tri-Rivers District track and field meet. The host Panthers scored 146 points at the May 18 meet to finish comfortably ahead of runner-up Windsor (118). Franklin totaled 80 followed by Sussex (68), Surry (40), and Chesterfield Community (10). Jones won the high jump (6-0) and long jump (20-5) while Adkins prevailed at 1600 and 3200 meters, posting respective times of 5:18.31 and 12:04.62. Brian Wyatt, meanwhile, won the 300-meter intermediate hurdles (43.51). Jones and Wyatt then…
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NK grand jury indicts eight

By Robb Johnson | May 27, 2010 9:45 am

Eight individuals have been indicted on one or more felony charges by a New Kent Circuit Court grand jury. Convening on May 17, the grand jury indicted: –Lonnie Ray Foster, 48, of 10301 Tunstall Road, New Kent, on one count of driving under the influence, third offense in the past five years. Foster was arrested last Dec. 4. –Tracy Hicks, 48, of 5405 Forest Brook Drive, Richmond, on two counts of child endangerment stemming from an alleged incident last Nov. 15. –Myrtle Grasberger, 41, of 1507 Robin Grey Lane, Richmond, on two counts of embezzlement. Grasberger allegedly took lottery tickets…
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Former NK pizza restaurant manager must repay money

By Robb Johnson | May 27, 2010 9:44 am

Most of a 10-year prison sentence imposed on a former manager at a New Kent pizza restaurant has been suspended, but the defendant must pay back the more than $5,000 he embezzled from the store. Robin H. Register, 22, of 305 Arlington St., Ashland, pleaded guilty in New Kent Circuit Court during a Jan. 4 trial to one count of embezzlement, stemming from $5,377.75 he took over a seven-month period from the cash register at Domino’s Pizza in The Corner @ Rock Creek development on Route 60. The crime carries a maximum of 20 years in prison, but under terms…
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Prospect of more cell phone towers draws little interest

By Robb Johnson | May 27, 2010 9:42 am

A decade ago, building cell phone communication towers ranked as a controversial topic prompting heated debate in New Kent and other localities. Times, however, have changed as evidenced by the recent rash of tower building applications in the county. Five applications before the county in the past two months have generated little to no public opposition. The reasons are varied, but apparently aesthetics has taken a back seat to service. Most people own cell phones and thus demand the improved service and fewer dropped calls that strategic tower placement brings, one county official recently noted. Then if a tower site…
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CC School Board holds firm on public comment decision

By Robb Johnson | May 27, 2010 9:41 am

Despite urging from one school system critic to reinstate a public comment session for non-agenda items, Charles City School Board members are not budging off last month’s decision to permanently remove the session from their monthly meeting agenda. Steve Fuhrmann, a county resident and frequent School Board critic, asked the board during its May 18 meeting to rescind its decision. Board members voted last month to remove the non-agenda comment period, touching off a heated exchange that ended with one audience member ordered to leave. Board chairman Roy Campbell later said anyone with a non-agenda concern must contact the School…
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