New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 29, 2021


Flying high with a pair of championship trophies

By Community Member | November 21, 2021 2:36 pm

Baker signs with Campbell University

By Robb Johnson | November 16, 2021 10:45 am

New Kent High School Lady Trojans place 11th in cross-country state championships; boys’ finish 12th at meet

By Andre Jones | November 14, 2021 2:56 pm

New Kent High School’s Lady Trojans cross-country team earned an 11th place finish at the Group 3A State Championships Saturday afternoon at Green Hill Park in Salem. Freshman Madison Johnson was the top performer for the Lady Trojans, finishing in 45th place with a time of 21:10.80. Other scorers for New Kent were Rosemarie Gilbride (63rd-22:16.30), Lauren Vick (64th- 22:17.20), Gabrielle Butler (77th-22:57.00), and Brooke Swarringim (79th-23:00.30). Other participants for the Lady Trojans were Kori Massey (84th-23:11.00) and Campbell Proffitt (100th-24:51.80). New Kent accumulated 249 points to earn their 11th place team finish. Maggie Walker captured the Group 3A State…
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Wacky first half ending sparks New Kent’s scoring outburst in win over Smithfield

By Robb Johnson | November 6, 2021 11:08 am

The New Kent Trojans’ football team season has consisted of many highs and many lows. With an opportunity for postseason play available with a win over visiting Smithfield, the New Kent Trojans had to do their part not to squander the opportunity. And it was a crazy end to the first half that highlighted the wild season for New Kent. The hosting Trojans never surrendered the lead as they defeated the visiting Smithfield Packers 35-21 as part of the Senior Night contest held Friday at the Ed Allen Jr. Athletic Complex. After Smithfield failed to convert on their opening possession,…
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Tabb pulls upset over Lady Trojans in volleyball, ends New Kent’s season in regional semifinals

By Robb Johnson | November 5, 2021 11:43 am

Sometimes the burden of high expectations can be the downfall for any sports team. And after defeating the Tabb Lady Tigers twice in the regular season, New Kent’s Lady Trojans knew defeating a team, let alone a Bay Rivers District foe, for a third time would be difficult. Despite climbing back from an 0-2 deficit to start the match, the top-seeded Lady Trojans fell 20-25, 20-25, 25-17, 25-18, 12-15 in the Group 3A Region A semifinals, bringing their season to an end. Nervousness overwhelmed New Kent from the onset. After holding a 12-9 advantage over Tabb after a Logan McKenney…
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New Kent Lady Trojans edged out by Tabb for regional cross-country title; boys capture third place

By Andre Jones | November 4, 2021 3:22 pm

New Kent’s girls’ cross-country team was edged out by one point, settling for the position as runners-up at the Group 3A Region A championships held on Nov. 3 at Bells Mill Park in Chesapeake. The Lady Trojans scored 40 points at the meet, falling just short of the championship to Bay Rivers District foe Tabb, who finished with a total of 39 points. Lafayette earned the bronze with 64 points. The Lady Trojans got strong performances with five athletes finishing in the top 15. Rosie Gilbride paced New Kent with a time of 21:42.24, good enough for a fifth-place finish….
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New Kent strolls by I.C. Norcom in regional quarterfinal contest

By Robb Johnson | November 3, 2021 10:23 pm

New Kent Lady Trojans’ volleyball team’s road to the state tournament began with a visit from the Lady Greyhounds of I.C. Norcom on Nov. 3. So far, the team’s road had no bumps in it. New Kent cruised 25-4, 25-0, 25-5 over the visitors from Portsmouth in the quarterfinals of the Group 3A Region A tournament. New Kent quickly overwhelmed the visitors in the opening set. Clara Foster notched five aces in the opening frame to set the tone for the contest. In the second stanza, New Kent did not yield a single point to the visitors. In the third…
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Volleyball tournament title

By Community Member | November 2, 2021 10:09 pm

New Kent gets much needed win on gridiron, keeps playoff hopes alive

By Robb Johnson | October 30, 2021 7:03 pm

As New Kent’s Trojans sat just outside of playoff contention entering Saturday afternoon’s contest, the visiting Trojans knew they had to win out to even earn the opportunity to make an appearance in the Group 3A Region A playoffs. A trip to Jamestown to take on the hosting Eagles was the first step in the right director. The visiting Trojans amassed more than 500 yards in total offense as they pounded Jamestown 49-14, keeping their chances alive for a postseason bid. New Kent only needed two-and-a-half minutes to take the lead, an advantage they wouldn’t relinquish the rest of the…
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After dropping first set, New Kent battles back to dismantle rival Jamestown

By Robb Johnson | October 27, 2021 8:01 pm

New Kent Lady Trojans volleyball Head Coach Cynthia Burnett knows how difficult it can be to face rival Jamestown on any night. But an Oct. 26 match-up with the visiting Lady Eagles ranked among top five contest of all time in her book. After dropping the first set, New Kent’s Lady Trojans rebounded to win 18-25, 25-23, 25-12, 29-27 over Jamestown as part of Oct. 26 Senior Night festivities. The visitors entered the gym confidently, taking momentum they orchestrated from a five-game series with the Grafton Lady Clippers, a team that had recently knocked off New Kent. And early on,…
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