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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 26, 2021

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Last second Poquoson score lifts Lady Islanders over New Kent 34-33

By Robb Johnson | January 24, 2021 11:00 am

New Kent Lady Trojan’s hoped that a home game Saturday night against the visiting Poquoson Lady Islands would provide the right recipe for a win. Unfortunately for the hosts, the Lady Islanders were the cooks who spoiled the broth. A coast-to-coast lay-up by Poquoson’s Logan Pickford with nine seconds left proved to be the difference maker as the Lady Islanders edged New Kent’s Lady Trojans 34-33 in the Bay Rivers District affair. Poquoson started out quickly with an 8-2 run after Logan Pickford and Skyler Brown each converted a three-pointer. New Kent was able to slow down and counter the…
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New Kent breezes past York in dual wrestling action

By Community Member | January 19, 2021 9:24 pm

New Kent High School’s wrestling team continued their triumphant ways with a victory over Bay Rivers District rival York in dual action Tuesday night. New Kent improves to 12-0 overall and 3-0 in the district. New Kent 59, York 12 106: Crooms (NK) via forfeit, 113: Colgin (NK) via forfeit, 120: Gibson (NK) over Tornatore (Y) (Fall 1:29), 126: Ragland (NK) over Seale (Y) (Dec. 7-0), 132: White (Y) via forfeit, 138: Holloway (NK) over Waddell (Y) (Tech. Fall 16-0), 145: Double Forfeit, 152: Jordan (NK) over Smith (Y) (Fall 0:32), 160: Vafiadis (NK) over Reid (Y) (Fall 2:10), 170:…
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New Kent Lady Trojans bounce back with blowout win over Bruton

By Robb Johnson | January 16, 2021 11:08 pm

After watching his team not play up to their standards in the previous contests, New Kent Lady Trojans head basketball coach Neko Burson emphasized his team needed to play better defense and make hustle plays. They responded to his call. New Kent’s Lady Trojans overpowered Bay Rivers District rival Bruton 67-25 in Saturday night’s contest, upping the team’s record to 3-2. The hosts set the pace early on, forcing the visiting Lady Panthers to turn the ball over on several occasions. Meanwhile, New Kent used a 9-2 run to take an 18-6 lead late in the opening frame. In the…
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Trojans earn first place finishes at New Kent Polar Bear meet

By Andre Jones | January 16, 2021 10:51 pm

New Kent’s Girls’ and Boys’ Indoor Track & Field team posted first place finishes at the New Kent Polar Bear Meet held Saturday afternoon. Only running events took place at the meet. On the girls’ side, New Kent’s Lady Trojans accumulated 58 points to earn the win. Mathews finished in second with six points, while Charles City placed third with three points. Leading the way for the Lady Trojans was Sierrah Matthews, who posted wins in the girls’ 55-meter dash (8.08), 300-meter dash (50.97), and the 500-meter dash (1:30.22), and Rosemarie Gilbride who earned victories in the 1000-meter run (4:12.59)…
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Faus earns 400th coaching victory as New Kent wrestlers sweep quad at Spotsylvania

By Community Member | January 16, 2021 10:37 pm

New Kent High School Head Wrestling Coach Mike Faus earned career win number 400 as the Trojans swept a Saturday afternoon quad meet at Spotsylvania The Trojans earned victories over Riverbend, Liberty (Bealton), and host Spotsylvania. New Kent is now 11-0 on the season. New Kent 60, Riverbend 12 106: Colgin (NK) via forfeit, 113: Gibson (NK) over Peele (R) (Fall 0:21), 120: Eberly (NK) over Main (R) (Dec. 5-3), 126: Ragland (NK) over Rasmussen (R) (Dec. 2-1), 132: Turner (R) via forfeit, 138: Holloway (NK) over Ortega (R) (Tech. Fall 18-1), 145: Jordon (NK) over Taylor (R) (Fall 2:38),…
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New Kent sweeps Bay Rivers’ foes in wrestling home opener

By Robb Johnson | January 15, 2021 10:22 pm

New Kent High School’s Wrestling Trojans continued their undefeated season by defeating Tabb High School and Bruton High School in their home opener on Jan. 13. The Trojans was able to down their Bay Rivers District foes by winning 12 of 14 matches against Tabb and swept all 14 matches against Bruton. The team now has an 8-0 record and currently is ranked the top school by the Virginia Wrestling Association across all classifications. New Kent 72, Tabb 12 106: Nicholas Turner (TABB) over Carlton Crooms (NEKE) (Fall 0:46) 113: Daniel Colgin (NEKE) over (TABB) (For.) 120: Kyle Gibson (NEKE)…
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York connects on eight three-pointers to defeat Lady Trojans

By Robb Johnson | January 13, 2021 8:46 am

York’s Lady Falcons had not defeated the hosting New Kent Lady Trojans since a Dec. 1, 2015 contest. However, when the visiting Lady Falcons took flight, they did it by using the three-point line. Connecting on eight trifectas including five by Lindsey Taskey, York had no issues disposing of New Kent 50-32 in Tuesday night’s Bay Rivers District contest. New Kent jumped out early 4-0 thanks to baskets by Hannah Drewer. However, that would be the only lead the hosts would hold on the night. Back-to-back three pointers by York’s Allison Runnels and Taskey sparked a quick 8-0 run for…
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Grafton uses 13-2 run in final quarter to pull away from New Kent

By Robb Johnson | January 9, 2021 12:03 am

New Kent’s Trojans issue against the visiting Grafton Clippers wasn’t their defense; it was their offense. And eventually, that broke down. The invading Clippers used a 13-2 run in the final quarter to pull away from the Trojans 51-40 to claim the victory in the Bay Rivers District matchup. The pressure defense of the hosting Trojans proved to be a saving factor in the first half. While the offense was lackluster, New Kent was able to hold a one-point lead at the end of the opening frame (7-6). By halftime, Grafton was able to flip the script to take a…
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New Kent wrestlers sweep quad meet at Dinwiddie

By Community Member | January 8, 2021 10:00 pm

New Kent High School’s wrestling team went 3-0 in a Jan. 8 quad meet at Dinwiddie High School. New Kent earned wins over Cosby (65-12), Spotsylvania (57-12), and host Dinwiddie (70-12). The Trojans got undefeated 3-0 performances from nine of its wrestlers. Daniel Colgin (113), Kyle Gibson (120), Matthew Eberly (126), Evan Holloway (138), Patrick Jordon (145), Travis Ragland (152), Nick Vafiadis (160), Brayden Hohman (170), Dom Baker (182), and Nathaniel Fly (195) all went unblemished at the competition.

Charles City wins double overtime thriller to complete home-and-home sweep of Franklin

By Robb Johnson | January 8, 2021 10:42 am

The narrative of the Charles City Panthers home-and-home series with the Franklin Broncos followed the same script; careless turnovers in the first half, fall behind by double digits in the second half, and rally for the win at the end. In the Jan. 7 clash of the teams, Charles City needed double overtime to complete the feat. After taking the first game of the series 57-52 on Jan. 5, the hosting Panthers topped Franklin 73-71 to complete the season series sweep of the Broncos. Similar to their first encounter two nights prior, Franklin wasted little time taking the lead as…
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