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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 18, 2017


Winter 2017-18 high school varsity sports schedules

By Community Member | November 15, 2017 9:45 pm

All home contests listed in bold print; times and dates are subject to change. Charles City High School Boys Basketball (All games at 7 p.m. unless noted) Nov. 27- Southampton (7:30 p.m.) Dec. 2- New Kent Dec. 8- Mathews Dec. 11- Southampton Dec. 12- King & Queen Dec. 14- Carver Dec. 18- Chincoteague Jan. 5- Middlesex Jan. 6- New Kent Jan. 9- King William Jan. 11- West Point Jan. 16- Mathews Jan. 18- King & Queen Jan. 23- Carver Jan. 26- Northampton Jan. 30- Middlesex Feb. 2- King William Feb. 6- West Point Charles City High School Girls Basketball (All…
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New Kent boys 10th, girls 11th at state meet

By Community Member | November 12, 2017 4:34 pm

New Kent’s boys cross-country team finished in tenth place while the Lady Trojan team earned 11th place at the Group 3A State Cross-Country championships held at Great Meadow course on Nov. 11. New Kent’s boys accumulated 236 points to earn the top ten finish. The Lady Trojans scored 291 points. Patrick Johnson was the top Trojan runner, running a time of 16:55 at the event to finish in 25th place. Other place scores were Yuri Frazier (56th-17:50), Alan Walker (59th-17:53), Gabriel Bollhorst (77th-18:14), and Evan Lipscomb (81st-18:32). In the girls event, Lady Trojan Jacqueline Clardy-Joseph ran a time of 20:32…
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Slater signs for softball

By Robb Johnson | November 8, 2017 6:44 pm
New Kent High School senior Peyton Slater (center) signs her national letter of intent as she will be attending Morehead State upon completion of high school to continue her softball career. She is flanked by her parents Tom and Tracy Slater.Robb Johnson photo

Late Warhill field goal kicks New Kent out of playoffs

By Andre Jones | November 4, 2017 9:34 am
Warhill quarterback Jamin Hazelaar finds himself the recipient of a four-pack attack as New Kent defenders Trent Ragland (62), Ryan Curle (8), Adam Cable (12), and Dean Powell (88) deliver simultaneous blows.Robb Johnson photo

After starting the season 4-2, New Kent had dropped their last three games. However, a glimmer of hope still remained as the Trojans still had an opportunity to earn a playoff berth with a win and additional help. But a field goal by Warhill kicker Fletcher Whalen from 25 yards out sealed New Kent’s fate as the visiting Lions escaped with a 30-28 victory to ruin the Nov. 3 Senior Night festivities. Warhill utilized the ground game on its opening drive. Running back Armond Fannin raced 36 yards down the sideline. His run set up Alex Minter’s 10-yard scamper for…
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West Point uses ground game, pounds CC on Senior Night

By Andre Jones | November 3, 2017 11:36 pm
Charles City’s Raymond Fetter (67), Ha’Ji Jackson (7), and DeAndre’ Gardner (11) bring down West Point running back Lopear Burrell.Andre' Jones photo

With nothing to lose, Charles City looked to close out the football season with a win during a Nov. 3 contest against visiting West Point on Senior Night. However, injuries and mental mistakes plagued the Panthers once again. West Point rushed for 525 yards in the contest as the hosts had no answer for the Pointers in a 64-18 drubbing to end the Panthers season at 3-7. Charles City’s mistakes struck early. An errant snap on a punt attempt rolled into the end zone where the hosts pounced on it, resulting in a safety and two points for West Point….
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New Kent boys win title, girls 2nd at 3A Regional championships

By Community Member | November 1, 2017 10:47 pm
New Kent boys’ cross-country team celebrate with the 3A Regional Championship trophy after winning the Nov. 1 meet.Photos courtesy of

New Kent’s boys’ cross-country team came home as 3A Regional Champions after conquering Bells Mill Park on Nov. 1. New Kent accumulated 42 points, edging out Bay Rivers District rival Tabb’s 48 to win the event. Another district rival, York, earned the bronze with a score of 64. Patrick Johnson and Alan Walker led the charge for the Trojans, finishing back-to-back in third and fourth places with times of 17:23.03 and 17:49.22, respectively. Gabriel Bollhorst also finished in the top ten for New Kent, running a time of 18:08.40 to garner the eighth place spot. Rounding out the scoring for…
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Lady Trojans recover from slow start, win playoff game

By Robb Johnson | November 1, 2017 10:13 pm
A battle of wills meet above the net as New Kent’s Lindsey Johnson (17) and Tabb’s Lainey Arneson (10) both attempt to force the ball into each other’s territory.Robb Johnson photo

A Nov. 1 regional volleyball quarterfinal matchup pitted New Kent’s Lady Trojans against the Tabb Lady Tigers, a team they swept 3-0 in two matches this year. However, the visitors made New Kent work for a berth to the 3A East Regional semifinals. New Kent defeated Tabb 16-25, 25-12, 25-12, 25-19 in Wednesday night’s contest. “We knew this team was coming out to fight hard and give an effort because they had nothing to lose,” said Lady Trojan head coach Cynthia Burnett. Tabb did just that, taking advantage of a relaxed Lady Trojan defense. The Lady Tigers ploy of using…
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Lady Trojans get crucial win over Warhill on Senior Night

By Robb Johnson | October 27, 2017 12:11 am
New Kent’s Raven Harris (10) finesses the ball over Warhill defenders with a gentle tap.Robb Johnson photo

There’s a mystique that surrounds New Kent’s Lady Trojans volleyball team when Warhill’s Lady Lions visit on Senior Night. It was no different during the Oct. 26 season finale. For the second consecutive time, New Kent upended Warhill 25-17, 20-25,25-23, 25-19 to take down the volleyball powerhouse. New Kent defeated Warhill on Senior Night in 2015, the same year the Lady Lions won the state championship. After falling to Warhill in straight sets earlier in the season, New Kent used smarts out the game. That methodology propelled the hosts in the first frame, closing it out on a 5-1 run…
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Hat tricks by Slater, McCartney power NK to playoff victory

By Andre Jones | October 26, 2017 9:13 pm
New Kent’s Hannah Gilland (1) makes her way to the ball as she gets a convoy of help from teammates Storm Livesay (2), Peyton Slater (3), and Haylie Baynes (15).Andre' Jones

New Kent’s Lady Trojans spent the first five minutes of the Oct. 26 regional playoff game feeling out the visiting Booker T. Washington Lady Bookers of Norfolk. But once the code was deciphered, the hosts put together a scoring barrage that overwhelmed the Lady Bookers. Lady Trojans Peyton Slater and Marley McCartney each notched hat tricks as New Kent strolled to an 11-0 win in the 1A/2A/3A combined field hockey regional opening round. Coming in as the sixth-seed of the 12-team tournament, New Kent pressured the eleventh-seed Lady Bookers from the start. Lady Trojan Maddy Heath scored off a missed…
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Techniques and training

By Community Member | October 23, 2017 7:57 pm
Olympic Trials 2016 semifinalist Derrhyl Duncan (left) assisted with training and improving running techniques for vaulters during a recent visit to New Kent Gymnasitics Center. Techniques focused on speed, agility, and minimizing injuries while vaulting.
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