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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | June 24, 2017


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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Athletes compete in Central VA track meet in New Kent

By Community Member | May 23, 2017 9:46 pm
Athletes pose with medals at the conclusion of the Central Virginia track meet qualifier held in New Kent.

New Kent Parks and Recreation hosted a local Central Virginia Track & Field meet on May 7. Participants aging from 9-14 took part in the event with the top two athletes in each division/event advancing to the Central Virginia Track & Field Event on June 3 at Caroline High School. Results (advancements only) 9-10 Division Girls: 50 Meter Dash- 1. Ryan Griffith 7.0, 2. Mia Jones 8.8. 400 Meter Dash- 1. Griffith 1:24. 100 Meter Dash- 1. Griffith 17.7, 2. Jones 22.9. 200 Meter Dash- 1. Jones 44.5. Long Jump- 1. Griffith 6’8½.” Softball Toss- 1. Jones 31’0”. Boys: 50…
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New Kent eases past Warhill 5-3 to close out regular season campaign

By Alan Chamberlain | May 20, 2017 12:35 am
Trojan shortstop Hunter Pitts looks to fire to first after forcing out Warhill's Sam Rochard at second base in the fifth inning.Alan Chamberlain photo

A three-run first inning surge vaulted New Kent’s host Trojans in front of Warhill’s Lion to stay. The hosts then withstood the visitors’ mild final frame rally to post a 5-3 baseball victory. Friday’s outcome provided a confidence-building win as the Trojans head into next week’s Conference 25 tournament. The Trojans host a Monday 5 p.m. opening round game against an opponent yet to be determined. The Trojans utilized four pitchers with reliever Bryan Brooks recording the win. The Lions managed a dozen hits, but the hosts’ defense bailed out the pitching staff. “We split [pitching duties] up to conserve…
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Lady Trojans throw scare into unbeaten Warhill before Lions survive in extra innings

By Alan Chamberlain | May 20, 2017 12:05 am
New Kent second baseman Sydney Ervin winds up to fire to first after forcing out Warhill's Emma Harris at second in the ninth inning.Alan Chamberlain photo

Far from intimidated by Warhill’s unbeaten Lions’ presence on their softball diamond, New Kent’s Lady Trojans took the defending state champs to the limit, forcing Friday’s contest into extra innings. But in the Warhill half of the 10th, a throwing error plated the eventual deciding run, enabling the Lions to escape unblemished with a 3-2 final. Despite the loss, Lady Trojan coach Maria Bates indicated the close encounter bodes well for her team’s chances in the Conference 25 tournament that opens Monday with New Kent, now 4-17, traveling to Southampton. “I’m pretty proud of the girls,” she said. “Only one…
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Tabb tops New Kent 4-0 to close out soccer regular season

By Alan Chamberlain | May 19, 2017 12:00 am
New Kent's Jazmine Berry (9) keeps the ball from bouncing out of bounds while blocking off Tabb's Schuyler Jurewicz. Below, Lady Trojan Payton Melvin (18) leaps to control the ball in front of Tabb's Abby Jurewicz. In the bottom photo, Lady Trojan Maggie Jarvis moves the ball upfield ahead of Abby Jurewicz.Alan Chamberlain photos

A 4-0 loss to Tabb in their regular season home finale could pay some benefits for New Kent’s Lady Trojans as they enter post-season soccer play. At least that’s the way Lady Trojan coach Steve Grech views the situation. “The girls played well,” Grech said after Thursday night’s contest. “Tabb has a great team and has beaten a lot of other teams 8-0 and 9-0. I’m happy with 4-0, but I wish it went the other way with this being Senior Night. “This was good training for us for the first playoff game,” he said, pointing to next Monday’s contest…
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