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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | September 25, 2018

Sports

New Kent’s offense smothered by Poquoson, falls 27-0 to Islanders

By Robb Johnson | September 22, 2018 3:43 pm
New Kent's Evan Branch (1) looks to turn the corner while being pursued by Poquoson's Donovan Edwards (5) and Noah Hunter (12).Robb Johnson photo

New Kent entered the 2018-19 season with high expectations with returning players and a new coach with winning experience. But injuries combined with inconsistent play on the field along with play-calling, the Trojans felt the wrath of a superior team Friday night. Poquoson’s Islanders dominated New Kent 27-0, sending the Trojans to their second straight loss at home and silencing the hosts’ run game. New Kent’s best drive of the night came on the opening series. The hosts marched down to the Islanders’ 44-yard line before facing a fourth and one. The play turned ugly with a bad snap, leading…
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New Kent orchestrates straight set sweep of Smithfield

By Robb Johnson | September 19, 2018 8:38 am
New Kent's Jolie Kamm prepares to bump the ball to set-up a teammate.Robb Johnson photo

For a youthful squad like New Kent Lady Trojans’ volleyball team, the best way to get back on track is building confidence. That is what happened during Tuesday night’s encounter against a winless Smithfield Lady Packers. New Kent swept Smithfield 25-13, 25-16, and 25-13 to raise their record to 5-6 on the season. The Lady Trojans came out sluggish in the first set, going down 0-4. But the momentum began to swing in favor for the host, using a combination on digs and power at the net to take advantage of Smithfield. In total, New Kent registered 22 kills along…
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Tabb takes advantage of penalty strokes, shuts out New Kent 6-0

By Robb Johnson | September 11, 2018 12:08 pm
New Kent Lady Trojan Chrsitana Barder tries to get offense going by hitting the ball down the field.Robb Johnson photo

Tabb’s Lady Tigers stormed their way into the Ed Allen memorial complex Monday night, cruising to a 6-0 win over New Kent’s Lady Trojans in field hockey action. The visitors forced 20 penalty corners compared to zero for New Kent. Tabb’s Gracie Roberts took advantage of two of those penalty corners, punching in scores at the 24:53 and 17:20 marks of the first half. Lady Tiger teammate Abby Heckler used another penalty corner to up the advantage to 3-0 at the break. Tabb continued the offensive output, adding three goals in the second half and having the contest come to…
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All-tournament volleyball team

By Community Member | September 10, 2018 11:22 am
New Kent varsity volleyball players Lindsey Johnson (left) and Lexie Butler (right) were named to the all tournament team of Virginia Volleyball Showcase’s white division held Sept. 8 at Richmond Volleyball Club. Butler made the team as a middle blocker while Johnson earned her honor as a junior opposite.

Trojans collapse in fourth quarter, Tabb completes epic 20-18 comeback

By Robb Johnson | September 8, 2018 9:10 pm
New Kent's Dean Powell (88) gets around the edge to pull down Tabb running back Joel Martin (1).Robb Johnson photo

Even with the unfortunate loss of senior athlete C.J. Reeders due to injury, New Kent’s Trojans held an 18-0 lead with 11:30 remaining in Friday night’s contest against the visiting Tabb Tigers. But Reeders’ presence was missed in the defensive secondary. Tabb orchestrated a miraculous comeback, scoring 20 points in the remainder of the game to pull off a 20-18 upset of New Kent in the home opening gridiron contest. After a 90-minute lightning delay, the homestanding Trojans didn’t let it faze their offense. New Kent quarterback Brody Smith connected with running back Evan Branch on a 24-yard pass play….
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Jamestown powers to sweep over Lady Trojans

By Robb Johnson | September 6, 2018 11:38 pm
New Kent's Lindsey Johnson (17) looks for room to convert a score against Jamestown's Sarah Jones (1) and Hadley Koenig (5).Robb Johnson photo

Even when some things change, the results can end up being the same. That’s what happened Thursday night as Jamestown’s Lady Eagles swept the homestanding New Kent Lady Trojans 14-25, 12-25, 10-25 in the Bay Rivers District clash. Despite not being the normal powerhouse as they usually are, Jamestown had an apparent difference. The visitors forced the Lady Trojans to rebound off hard strikes that they could not handle. Coupled with nine service errors and inability to get the ball over the net with any power, the mismatch became evident as the Lady Eagles easily claimed the first two sets….
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Second half rally propels New Kent to win over Colonial Heights

By Robb Johnson | September 6, 2018 4:46 pm
New Kent's Abbie Clarke (left) battles for control of the ball against Colonial Height's Abby Proffitt.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Lady Trojans field hockey team used a combination of pace, defense, and intensity, leading to a second half spurt to topple the visiting Colonial Heights Lady Colonials 5-2 in the Sept. 5 home opener. The hosts dominated the majority of the first half, keeping the ball on their side of the field. Lady Trojan Maddy Heath scored early for the hosts to give them an advantage but visiting Lady Colonial Aubrey Rowe answered with a goal of her own with nine minutes remaining in the first half to force a tie game heading into the halftime intermission. Colonial…
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New Kent blanks Colonial Heights in football season opener

By Robb Johnson | September 1, 2018 3:58 pm
New Kent's Evan Branch (1) snags a reception over Colonial Heights defender Luke McAdams.Robb Johnson photo

When a new coach comes in and takes over a program, it takes a while for players to get adjusted to the system and scheme. For New Kent’s football team, it took exactly one half. Capitalizing off third quarter turnovers and a strong ground game in the second half, New Kent blanked Colonial Heights 33-0 Friday morning in Colonial Heights to kick off the 2018-19 season. The hosting Colonials best drive was their opening one, marching down to New Kent’s 26-yard line. However, the Trojans defense elevated their play on fourth down, as Colonial quarterback Hunter Spence connected with receiver…
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CCPR softball champions

By Community Member | August 28, 2018 2:49 pm
Country Gentlemen (pictured) emerged as the lower league tournament and regular season champions of Charles City County Parks and Recreation softball league after claiming the championship on Aug. 26. Dave Nuckols was named as MVP of the league. The upper league’s tournament and regular season was won by The Players with Danny Jones being named as the MVP.

Charles City High School cancels fall sports season

By Robb Johnson | August 17, 2018 12:45 pm

In what seems to be a growing trend around the country, Charles City High School announced the cancellation of the fall sports season for 2018. In a press release issued by superintendent of schools David Gaston, Charles City will not be fielding a football nor volleyball team for the upcoming season. “Due to a lack of student participation, we will not be fielding teams for this season,” he said in a press release. “Over the coming week, our school board and personnel will be working with the community to assess underlying reasons why these two particular athletic teams are experiencing…
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