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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | September 18, 2021


York becomes next victim as Lady Trojans continue to rack up wins in volleyball

By Robb Johnson | September 15, 2021 7:33 pm

New Kent’s Lady Trojans volleyball team have been focused on getting better since their loss in last year’s state championship game to Rustburg. And so far this season, being locked in continues to add numbers to their win column. New Kent topped the visiting York Lady Falcons in 25-13, 25-17, 25-12 in straight sets to notch another victory in the Sept. 14 Bay Rivers District contest. After the hosts jumped out 6-2, York methodically battled back to cut the deficit to two (7-5) before the Lady Trojans began ramping up the pressure. Senior Julia Hathaway’s leadership saw her spikes and…
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Batkins barrels into end zone four times as New Kent routs Bruton in Bay Rivers District opener

By Robb Johnson | September 11, 2021 11:01 am

After a season opening contest that was too close for comfort by New Kent’s standards, the Trojans football team looked to bounce back in Friday night’s home opener against the visiting Bruton Panthers. And the legs of running back Joseph Batkins did just that for the hosts. Batkins plunged into the end zone on four rushing touchdowns as New Kent cruised toa 44-6 victory in the Bay Rivers District opener for both teams. Batkins first score came less than four minutes into the contest to provide the Trojans an 8-0 lead. After the hosts added another score midway through the…
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New Kent cruises over Poquoson in 2021 volleyball home opener

By Robb Johnson | September 8, 2021 9:09 am

New Kent’s Lady Trojans volleyball team has hit a few bumpy patches early courtesy of energies. Despite starters Haley Baker and Jaiden McCoy out for a considerable amount of time, Tuesday evening’s volleyball home opener proved that the powerhouse program continues to have others step in and do their part. New Kent cruised in straight sets 25-16, 25-19, 25-12 in the Bay Rivers District contest against the visiting Poquoson Lady Islanders, continuing their hot start to the season. New Kent’s aggressiveness thwarted Poquoson’s early strategy to match up with them through rotations. The Lady Trojans jumped out early in the…
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New Kent squeezes by Colonial Heights 16-12 to win season opener

By Robb Johnson | September 4, 2021 1:38 pm

Returning to the gridiron, New Kent’s Trojans visited Colonial Heights looking to produce a result similar to the teams’ last two encounters: a win. It would take a final plunge by New Kent quarterback Ryan Grey with less than three minutes remaining in the contest that would be the difference maker as the Trojans upended the Colonials 16-12 in Friday night’s season opening contest for both teams. Jitters were evident for both squads as errors, penalties, and mistakes at inopportune times resulted in a stalemate in the first quarter. But a miscue by the visiting Trojans in the second quarter…
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Two quick scores in third quarter lifts Monticello over New Kent in field hockey home opener

By Robb Johnson | September 3, 2021 1:11 pm

The 2021 home opener for New Kent High School’s Lady Trojans field hockey team pitted a rematch against the Monticello Lady Mustangs, a team they fell to a few days earlier 4-0 in the season premiere. The Sept. 2 rematch yielded a similar result. A shift in momentum by Monticello after a tied game was enough to propel the visitors to a 3-1 victory over the Lady Trojans. The Lady Mustangs were able to strike in the opening quarter, as a goal by Haedyn Barnes provided the visitors an early lead. That advantage would disappear in the beginning of the…
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Wootton Asset wins Virginia Derby

By Robb Johnson | August 31, 2021 8:54 pm

Williams named assistant athletic director for media relations at Bowie State

By Andre Jones | August 18, 2021 7:17 pm

Jolisa Williams, a 2008 graduate of Charles City High School and former Lady Panther standout, has been named the Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations at Bowie State University. Williams spent the previous six years at Shaw University in the same position and will take over for retiring Sports Information Director Gregory Goings. She was named the CIAA Sports Information Director of the Year in 2017 while employed by Shaw University. Williams has also worked as the Sports Information and Marketing at Richard Bland College in 2014, and also interned at Virginia State University where she aided in a number…
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Fall sports a no-go at Charles City High School in 2021

By Robb Johnson | August 7, 2021 10:21 am

Friday nights at Leon C. Miles Memorial Stadium at Charles City County High School will be empty for the second consecutive year. Charles City County High School announced the cancellation of Fall Athletics for the 2021 season. Along with football, Charles City will not have volleyball or Fall sideline cheerleading as well. “Our coaches, administration, and staff have done all that we could to encourage student-athletes to come out and represent our teams,” said Charles City High School Athletic Director Andre’ Jones in an Aug. 6 press release. “We have worked diligently upgrading our facilities, working with community partnerships to…
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Curry places fourth at National Junior Olympics

By Community Member | August 7, 2021 9:59 am

A New Kent teenager earned a top-five finish at the National Junior Olympics track and field meet in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 4. Lauren Curry finished fourth in the 13U girls’ high jump competition with a clearance of 4’9”. By finishing in the top five, she earned All-American status in the event.

Curry siblings medal at Virginia Commonwealth Games

By Community Member | July 30, 2021 12:37 pm

New Kent siblings Lauren and Jayden Curry both earned two medals at the Virginia Commonwealth Track & Field Games held on July 24 at Liberty University. Lauren earned the gold medal in the Girls 13-14U high jump competition and earned a bronze in the girls’ 400-meter dash. Brother Jayden won the Boys 15-16U 1500-meter run and garnered a silver in the high jump competition.

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