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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 14, 2019

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New Kent’s season ends in regional semifinals at Tabb

By Robb Johnson | November 12, 2019 10:34 am
New Kent’s Haley Hyndshaw (13) revs up to deliver a spike against Tabb’s Alli Pratt (left) and Emily Knaub (right).Robb Johnson photo

Postseason volleyball affairs between Bay Rivers District rivals New Kent and Tabb have been a staple for the last two years, with each team splitting wins in the previous encounters. In a Monday night battle with a spot to the Group 3A state tournament on the line, it would be the experienced Lady Tigers of Tabb who would bring New Kent’s season to an end. New Kent fell 10-25, 11-25, 25-22, 16-25 to Tabb, closing the season out for the Lady Trojans at a record of 13-13. The top-seeded Lady Tigers dominated the first two sets, using kills along with…
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New Kent blanks Smithfield to close out regular season with win

By Robb Johnson | November 9, 2019 1:59 pm
New Kent's Logan Powell (33) strips Smithfield receiver Jarleel Jones (11) as teammate Jeremy Hughlett (2) assists on the tackle.Robb Johnson photo

Needing a win over Smithfield’s Packers and additional help in other contest, New Kent’s Trojans handled their side of the Friday night football contest. The Trojans held Smithfield to only one first down, shutting out the Packers 28-0 in the Bay Rivers District finale on the road. After taking a 3-0 lead on a field goal, New Kent signal-caller Nathan Thornton connected with receiver Adam Cable on a 12-yard screen to help up the advantage 10-0. That score remained the same until the third quarter, when Cable recovered a fumble after Smithfield wide receiver Jarleel Jones coughed up the ball…
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New Kent downs Southampton on road, advance in 3A Regional tournament

By Robb Johnson | November 7, 2019 6:48 pm
New Kent's Shelby Savage (15) goes high to make a play over Southampton's Shea Lindsey (left) and Ayana Bell (right).Robb Johnson photo

After falling in the first set, New Kent’s Lady Trojans focused more on team then they did as individuals during the Nov. 6 Group 3A Region A quarterfinals at Southampton High School. The sacrifice worked. Rebounding behind the leadership of senior Raven Harris, New Kent defeated Southampton 19-25, 25-11, 25-19, 25-22 for a trip to the semifinal round to face Bay Rivers District foe Tabb. New Kent struggled in the first set, with errors and a lack of focus forcing Lady Trojan head coach Cynthia Burnett to call a timeout after her team trailed by five. Her stoppage allowed the…
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Johnson wins Group 3A Region A cross-country title

By Community Member | November 6, 2019 7:43 pm

New Kent’s Patrick Johnson emerged as the winner at the the Group 3A Region A Boys’ Cross-Country Championships held Nov. 6 at Bells Mill Park in Chesapeake. Johnson accumulated a time of 16:32.05, beating Nate Jennings of Colonial Heights by more than three seconds. Other scorers for the Trojans were Colin Pierce (25th-19:06.78), Parker Hines (33rd-19:54.25), Daniel Meyer (34th-19:56.64), and Jack Porter (37th-20:07.49). As a team, New Kent finished in fourth place at the regional track meet, trailing behind Bay River District rivals Tabb, Lafayette, and York. On the girls’ side, Natasha Lange earned an eighth-place finish as New Kent’s…
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Curry qualifies for AAU cross-country championship

By Community Member | November 5, 2019 6:38 pm

Jayden Curry, a New Kent resident, has qualified for the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) National Cross-Country Championship meet in December in Knoxville, Tennessee. Curry ran a tie of 15:45 in the boys’ 13U age division at the state meet in Portsmouth, winning the event. This is the second consecutive year he has qualified for the event.

Norcom no match for Lady Trojans in first round of regional tournament

By Robb Johnson | November 5, 2019 6:08 am
New Kent's Darian Mason (7)  easily tips the ball over I.C. Norcom's Monae Creekmore.Robb Johnson photo

With the regular season behind them, New Kent’s Lady Trojans geared up Monday night for their Group 3A Region A opening round volleyball contest against the visiting I.C. Norcom Lady Greyhounds. The match proved to be a positive stepping stone for the hosts. New Kent dominated 25-10, 25-6, 25-8 in the contest, setting the Lady Trojans up for a trip to Southampton to take on the Lady Indians. Statistically, the Lady Trojans struggled, especially in the digs department. But the aggressiveness by the hosts made returning the ball over the net by the Lady Greyhounds difficult. New Kent teammates Aubrey…
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New Kent soars over Jamestown, caps off successful Senior Night

By Robb Johnson | November 2, 2019 1:28 pm
New Kent Senior Brandon Bauman (60) squashes Jamestown running back Damian Tavarez on a play that resulted in no gain.Robb Johnson photo

After falling by less than two points or less in multiple contests early in the season, New Kent’s Trojans looked to keep their slim playoff hopes alive in Friday night’s contest against the visiting Jamestown Eagles. Thanks to forcing miscues by the visitors, New Kent found themselves on the right side of the scoreboard at the end of Senior Night. Scoring the first 17 points of the contest, the Trojans disposed of Jamestown 32-14 in the last home contest of the season, upping their record to 4-5 with a date at Smithfield next Friday that will be pivotal in their…
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After Panthers take lead, Mathews score 44 straight to end Charles City’s season

By Andre Jones | November 2, 2019 12:58 am
Charles City's Tayvion Harris (right) tries to fight off the block of Mathews' Serong Rice (10) to make a tackle on running back  Jovan Johnson (left).Andre' Jones photo

Up by four with 9:38 remaining in the second quarter, Charles City’s Panthers felt like they were in firm control of Friday night’s contest against the visiting Mathews Blue Devils. But when senior leader Ha’Ji Jackson exited the contest, a snowball effect of a downward trend followed the hosts. Mathews’ defense held the Panthers to only one additional score as they reeled off 44 consecutive points in a 57-20 blowout win over the Panthers, ruining Senior Night festivities for the hosts. On the first play of the game, Mathews’ stripped Jackson of the ball, recovering it near midfield. After the…
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Lady Trojans send Smithfield packing for Senior Night triumph

By Robb Johnson | November 1, 2019 12:08 am
New Kent's Haley Hyndshaw (13)  delivers a kill by Smithfield's Ashleigh Yost (left).Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Lady Trojans season could be described similarly to their Senior Night contest on Halloween; it’s either going to be a trick or a treat. Fortunately for the hosts, Senior Night was full of goodies and smiles. New Kent cruised to a 25-15, 25-18, 25-21 victory over the visiting Lady Packers of Smithfield in preparation of their regional playoff appearance. The Lady Trojans rolled early behind the serving of Laura Vick. A half-dozen aces in the first night points by Vick catapulted them to a 13-3 lead in the contest before capturing the first set. After another win in…
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Early mistakes lead to Trojan heartbreak, fall at Tabb 28-26

By Robb Johnson | October 26, 2019 8:45 pm
New Kent's Nick Wiles (1) tries to create separation from Tabb's Logan Koontz (12).Robb Johnson photo

A trip Friday night to Bailey Field in York County for the New Kent Trojans was expected to be the start of a playoff run. Instead, the flame of a fire that once gleamed bright dimmed the chances of the visiting Trojans. After overcoming turnovers and performing well in the second half, New Kent couldn’t snatch victory from the hosting Tabb Tigers, falling 28-26 in the Bay Rivers District contest. It is the second year in a row that New Kent suffered a two-point defeated to Tabb. Tabb exploded out the gate quickly against the visiting Trojans. Tiger running back…
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