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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | July 26, 2017


Cheering and football with NKHS

By Community Member | July 18, 2017 3:11 pm
New Kent High School’s cheerleading and football teams hosted 84 kids as part of the first “Future Trojan Youth Football and Cheer Camp” held on July 10-11 at the high school. Campers ages 5-12 got to participate in drills varying from blocking drills (above) and learning new cheering formations (below). Many of the participants will be a part of the New Kent Falcons recreation team this upcoming fall.

State runners-up

By Community Member | June 30, 2017 2:09 pm
New Kent Girls Softball League’s 8U team finished as runner-ups in the Babe Ruth State Championship tournament. The team compiled an overall record of 6-1 and will advance to regional play in Fredericksburg on July 5.

Christian earns extension at Mount St. Mary’s to remain head men’s basketball coach

By Community Member | June 29, 2017 12:09 pm

After leading his college alma mater to two NCAA Tournaments in five years, New Kent native and Mount St. Mary’s head men’s basketball coach Jamion Christian has accepted a contract extension to remain at the school. Christian inked a long-term deal with the school, agreeing to a new deal that will see him coach into the 2026-27 season. His first extension was scheduled to end in 2018-19. Christian accomplishments as a coach at Mount St. Mary’s include being named the Ben Jobe Award winner for 2016-17 (top minority coach in Division I basketball), two NCAA tournament appearances, two Northeast Conference…
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New Kent All-Stars take home district titles

By Community Member | June 26, 2017 5:45 pm
Three New Kent All-Star baseball teams won district titles to advance to state tournament play starting on July 6. Above, team members of New Kent’s 8YO team pose with trophies after defeating Williamsburg 10-6.

New Kent youth earn victories at CVA track and field finals

By Community Member | June 13, 2017 5:00 pm
Members of New Kent's CVA Track & Field team pose for a picture at the conclusion of the June 3 finals in Caroline County.

Several youth members of New Kent participated in the Central Virginia Association Track & Field finals on June 3 at Caroline County High School. For the girls, Ryan Griffith emerged as the victor in three running events in the 9-10 age group. She claimed the 50-meter dash (8.95), 100-meter dash (16.56), and 400-meter dash (1:19). She also leaped 6’6” in the long jump event to claim that championship. Aubrey Hyndshaw sprinted to victories in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes in the 11-12 age group, running times of 15.6 and 34.1 respectively. Hyndshaw teamed with Lauren Walker, Carly Turner, and Sophie…
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Charles City scores eight points, finishes 18th at 1A state track and field championships

By Community Member | June 3, 2017 9:29 pm

Charles City garnered scoring from Mason Jefferson in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes while the 4×100 team of Cameron Vaden, Kyle Jones, Robert Dobson, and Troy Crawley finished fifth to help the Panthers to an 18th place finish at the Group 1A State Track & Field Championships at East Rockingham High School June 2-3. Jefferson ran a time of 11.64, good enough for a sixth-place finish in the 100-meter dash. He followed up that performance later in the day with an eighth-place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.45. Vaden, Jones, Dobson, and Crawley ran a time…
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Trojans score 11.5 points in 3A state championship track meet

By Community Member | June 3, 2017 9:19 pm

New Kent’s Trojans accumulated 11.5 points, earning a 17th place finish at the Group 3A State Track & Field Championships June 2-June 3. C.J. Reeders earned the highest finish for the Trojans, placing fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 44’4¾.” Will Tolley’s clearance of 12’6” in the pole vault placed him tied for fifth in the event, and Evan Branch’s time of 11.20 in the boys’ 100-meter dash resulted in a sixth-place finish. Phoebus won the meet with 85 points, edging out runner-up Blacksburg who scored 83 points. Bay Rivers District foe Tabb earned the bronze with…
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Darber signs with Virginia Tech

By Andre Jones | June 1, 2017 5:40 pm
New Kent High School wrestler Cade Darber (center, seated) signs a Letter of Intent to attend Virginia Tech during a June 1 ceremony. Darber is a two-time Group 3A state champion at the 132-pound division, finishing with a 37-6 for his senior season. He expects to compete between the 133 to 143-pound range at the collegiate ranks. Flanking Darber are his parents Amie Clark (left) and Gabe Darber (right). Standing are New Kent wrestling coaches (l to r) Zach Shupe, Dan Austin, John Goodbody, Mike Faus, and Mark Strickland.Andre' Jones photo

Charles City’s Jefferson places in three events at 1A East Regional track meet

By Community Member | May 27, 2017 12:49 pm

Charles City’s Panthers scored 10 points, finishing in 14th place at the 1A East Regional Meet on May 26 at Sussex. Senior Mason Jefferson qualified in three events for the Group 1A state meet, finishing fifth in the 100-meter dash (11.62) and 200-meter dash (23.19), and adding a fourth-place finish in the long jump (19’6”). Classmate Kyle Jones accounted for the other Panther points, placing fifth in the high jump with a clearance of 6’0”. Conference 42 rival Cumberland claimed the boys’ title with 72 points. Charles City girls’ team did not score at the competition, with Riverheads Lady Gladiators…
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Kowal repeats as 3A East Regional pole vault champion

By Community Member | May 27, 2017 12:47 pm

New Kent boys’ team accumulated 26 points, good enough for tenth place at the 3A East Regional Meet on May 25-26 at Lakeland High School. Bay Rivers District rival Tabb won the meet with 94 points. Griffin Kowal emerged as the Trojans lone winner, easily claiming the pole vault competition with a clearance of 14’6”. On the girls’ side, the Lady Trojans tabulated 24 points, finishing eighth in the regional meet. I.C. Norcum scored 104 points to win the meet, edging Tabb by a single point for the title. Other Results (NK only) Boys: 1600 Meter Run- 6. Patrick Johnson…
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