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News Archives for October, 2010

Charles City sends message, upsets No. 4 Franklin 44-41

By Robb Johnson | October 22, 2010 11:12 am

Franklin’s Broncos lived up to expectations as the state’s number four Group A football team, opening a 21-0 first quarter lead over Charles City’s host Panthers. By halftime, the visitors led 33-16 and appeared on the way to ruining Charles City’s homecoming celebration. But in building a 7-0 record, Franklin had not encountered a team as resilient — and talented — as Charles City. The Broncos learned that lesson in the second half. Charles City shut down the vaunted Bronco running attack, allowing just one touchdown after the break. The hosts returned the second half kickoff for a score and…
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Lady Trojans lack offensive punch, drop 1-0 decision

By Robb Johnson | October 7, 2010 11:20 am

Lack of offense on the part of New Kent’s Lady Trojans proved costly as Hampton Roads Academy’s visiting Navigators used a lone second half goal to post a 1-0 field hockey win. New Kent got off only four shots in the Sept. 23 contest. HRA, meanwhile, managed just 10, but only one was needed to decide the issue. Ten minutes into the second half, HRA’s Marnie Blalock punched in the game winner. Then with four minutes remaining and her offense sputtering, Lady Trojan coach Julie Ellis called time in an attempt to fire up her squad with a pep talk….
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Missed opportunities, errors costly as Charles City falls

By Robb Johnson | October 7, 2010 11:20 am

A pair of first half trips into the red zone that resulted in no points came back to haunt Charles City’s Panthers. Instead of a possible halftime deadlock, Christchurch’s invading Seahorses owned a 14-0 lead at intermission. The visitors then withstood a third quarter Panther rally to post a 36-14 non-district football win. Friday afternoon’s clash evened Charles City’s record at 2-2 while the Seahorses improved to 4-1. “In the midst of our mistakes, we played with dignity and it’s something we can work on going down the district stretch,” said Panther head coach Steward Greene. “We have to go…
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Late York rally denies New Kent bid for first victory

By Robb Johnson | October 7, 2010 11:18 am

Twice in the second half, New Kent’s host Trojans owned two touchdown leads, the last coming with just over nine minutes left in the game. But the seemingly comfortable advantage evaporated as the clock wound down. York’s Falcons tied the contest with 1:25 to go on quarterback Alex Johnston’s 21-yard hookup with wide receiver Anthony Honey. Then the reliable toe of place-kicker Johnnie Howell booted the game-winning conversion for a 35-34 York win. Saturday night’s bitter outcome denied New Kent’s quest for its first football win, dropping the Trojans to 0-3 in Bay Rivers District and 0-4 overall. The hosts…
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Defense a no-show in CC, Lancaster overtime contest

By Robb Johnson | October 7, 2010 11:16 am

Don’t look for phrases such as “both teams playing solid defense” and  “both offenses showing little spark” in any account of Charles City’s football encounter with Lancaster’s Red Devils. Defense took the night off. Thankfully, offense did not. After three hours plus of big plays and unstoppable drives that produced 18 touchdowns and more than 1,600 total yards, the visiting Red Devils walked away with a 70-62 win in overtime. Both teams entered unbeaten at 2-0 for the Sept. 24 clash. “If the defense had stood just a little bit, the outcome might have been different,” said Charles City head…
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NK Fair 5K, kids’ fun run results

By Robb Johnson | October 7, 2010 11:15 am

5K- Kyle Mechling 19:28, Richard Poad 20:18, John Heath 20:28, Chris Mueller 20:25, Mikey Emana 20:51, Paul Davis 21:12, Nick Atkins 22:14, Peter Bernhardt 22:17, Jacob Cicatiello 22:19, Ethan Fowlkes 22:25, Bobby Rodriguez 22:27, Anna Gilbride 22:42, Stephen McLaughlin 22:48, Will Miles 22:59, Sarah Hodges 24:00, Archer Minor 24:03, Alan Chamberlain 24:10, Alex Morales 24:52, Matthew Ebinger 25:39, Ben Jumper 25:56, Holden Minor 26:08, Shannon Foley 26:49, Jim Noctor 26:50, Becky Holliday 27:10, Megan Turner 27:20, Steve Hodges 27:40, Asia Hosey 27:48, Rachel Holt 27:50, Riley Hamlet 27:57, Payton Fleming 27:58, Jeslyn Clark 28:17, Christian Marx 28:52, Gary Marx 28:52,…
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Lady Trojans strengthen grip on 2nd place in Bay Rivers

By Robb Johnson | October 7, 2010 11:14 am

It wasn’t supposed to be this easy. Tabb’s Tigers invaded New Kent’s gym with a 6-3 Bay Rivers District volleyball record and a chance to knock the 7-1 Lady Trojans out of sole possession of second place in the league standings. But the hosts put together a series of scoring runs in all three games of Tuesday night’s best of five encounter, dominating play on the way to an unexpectedly easy 25-12, 25-16, 25-17 triumph. The victory upped New Kent’s record to 8-1, 9-2 overall, solidifying the Lady Trojans’ hold on second place, one game behind undefeated Grafton. “No way,”…
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Holly Fork Pumpkin Patch offers family entertainment

By Robb Johnson | October 7, 2010 11:12 am

For the first time, Stephanie and Mike Ripchick and Stephanie’s dad, Richard Dean Jr., are hosting the “Holly Fork Pumpkin Patch” on the family farm at 4901 Holly Fork Road, Barhamsville. The attraction, that opens today (Oct. 7), offers visitors games, a picnic area, a small corn maze, hayrides, a straw toss, and a lot more for the fall and Halloween season. “We’re very basic,” Stephanie Ripchick said. “We’re family-friendly and there’s nothing scary. We also have chickens and pot-bellied pigs.” There is no admission charge and all activities (except hayrides) are free. Hayrides are $1.50, but there’s no charge…
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Charles City student plans mission to Mars at academy

By Robb Johnson | October 7, 2010 11:11 am

Allen Black spent a week of his summer planning a mission to Mars. Black, a Charles City County resident and student from Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, was one of 48 rising high school seniors from across the state selected to take part in the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) academy. The academy was held June 26-July 2 at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, and was hosted by NASA Langley in a partnership with the Virginia Space Grant Consortium. Prior to the academy, students completed a six-month interactive distance-learning program on aerospace exploration that prepared them for their…
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New Kent schools improve on graduation, dropout rates

By Robb Johnson | October 7, 2010 11:10 am

New Kent school officials are beaming about statistics showing over the past two years a significant upswing in county students’ on-time high school graduation rate and a marked decline in dropouts. Virginia’s Department of Education released the data last week. New Kent School Board members perused the findings, labeled “very good news” by school superintendent Rick Richardson, during their meeting Monday afternoon. On-time graduation and dropout statistics track high school students beginning with their freshman year. New Kent’s Class of 2010 boasted an 88.4 percent on-time graduation rate. The figure is above the state average of 85.5 and a vast…
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