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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | April 11, 2021

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Unblemished record

By Community Member | April 7, 2021 9:29 am

New Kent holds off Tabb to clinch playoff spot, sets up rematch against Lafayette

By Robb Johnson | April 4, 2021 10:11 am

For the past two years, Tabb’s Tigers have played the role of spoiled sport to New Kent’s football team, edging the Trojans by two points in each of their last two meetings. With a playoff spot on the line for New Kent and Tabb looking to ruin those chances, the Trojans locked in early to tame the Tigers. Playing their first home game inside their stadium, New Kent edged Tabb 14-11 to finish the regular season at 4-2 and seal a Group 3A Region A playoff berth during Saturday afternoon’s Bay Rivers District contest. New Kent wasted little time getting…
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New Kent Lady Trojans sweep Lafayette to conclude regular season

By Robb Johnson | April 2, 2021 1:02 pm

One game removed from celebrating New Kent Lady Trojans head volleyball coach Cynthia Burnett’s 500th career win, it was on to adding to that total in Apr. 1 matchup against the visiting Lafayette Lady Rams. New Kent cruised to a 25-17, 25-15, 25-18 sweep of Lafayette en route to closing out the volleyball regular season. After falling behind early in set one, New Kent’s Jaiden McCoy’s spike and score started to push the hosts in the right direction. Aubrey Hyndshaw’s kill along with McCoy stuffing Lafayette’s scoring attempts at the net led to seven unanswered points that lifted the hosts…
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New Kent sweeps York to capture milestone win for coaches

By Robb Johnson | March 31, 2021 8:17 am

Being a mainstay at a program and having a significant impact is something New Kent Lady Trojans Head Volleyball Coach Cynthia Burnett and her husband, assistant coach Stuart Burnett, pride themselves on when working with younger athletes. Tuesday night’s milestone was just another notch on their list of accomplishments and successes. The coaching duo earned win number 500 as New Kent’s Lady Trojans swept York’s Lady Falcons 25-14, 25-18, 25-20 in the Bay Rivers District contest. In the opening set, the hosting Lady Trojans raced out to a 17-4 lead before using their stingy defense to suffocate York to claim…
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Burnetts earn 500th career win

By Robb Johnson | March 31, 2021 8:16 am

Special teams’ score swings momentum in favor of Lafayette, pulls away from New Kent 35-13

By Robb Johnson | March 27, 2021 12:38 pm

For the past several years, every team in the Bay Rivers District understood that the football’s league championship runs through the Lafayette Rams. And for the first 16 minutes of the game, it appeared the visiting New Kent Trojans presented a legitimate threat to the reigning champions. But a special teams play swung momentum in favor of the Rams as Lafayette pulled away from New Kent 35-13 in Friday night’s gridiron contest. Lafayette flexed their muscles early in the game, as a misdirection running play confused the Trojans’ defense, resulting in Ram running back Sam Boyer toting the ball 45…
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Lilly lifts New Kent to win column with overtime goal on Senior Night

By Robb Johnson | March 25, 2021 11:07 pm

Senior Night for New Kent Lady Trojans’ field hockey team focused on the objective to show improvement on the field. In a rematch against the visiting Warhill Lady Lions, it would take more than the 60 minutes of regulation to determine a victor. A goal by Lady Trojan Peyton Lilly two-and-a-half minutes into the overtime period ended the contest as New Kent edged Warhill 1-0 in the March 25 Bay Rivers District match. For the first 60 minutes, both teams were unsuccessful on penalty corners while defenses provided a stalemate during regulation time. As the battle on the field became…
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New Kent girls, boys place third at home cross-country meet

By Robb Johnson | March 24, 2021 9:58 am

New Kent’s girls’ and boys’ cross-country teams orchestrated third place finishes at Tuesday afternoon’s home meet against Tabb and Warhill High School. On the girls’ side, Lady Trojan teammates Rosie Gilbride and Charlotte Verdu finished back-to-back in sixth and seventh place with times of 23:13 and 23:55, respectively. Ashley Verdu also finished in the top ten, clocking a time of 25:02. Rounding up the scoring portion for the Lady Trojans were Brooke Swarringim (13th-25:45), and Campbell Proffitt (16th-26:13). Other finishers for New Kent were Mea Picone (27:41), Serra Swartout (28:44), and Caroline Carter (29:53). On the boys’ side, New Kent’s…
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After dropping opening set, New Kent rallies to defeat Tabb

By Robb Johnson | March 23, 2021 1:04 pm

Sometimes drama and suspense can be a challenged needed to humble a team’s performance. Such was the case for New Kent’s Lady Trojans in Monday night’s volleyball matchup against the visiting Tabb Lady Tigers. After dropping the first set, New Kent rallied to a 3-1 match victory over their Bay Rivers District rivals with scores of 23-25, 25-16, 25-17, and 25-23 in each set. In the opening set, New Kent jumped out to an eight-point advantage (13-5) as they imposed their will against Tabb. But the Lady Tigers were able to withstand the early attack, reversing momentum following Sydney Gabriel’s…
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Switch at quarterback sparks New Kent’s 42-7 blowout of Grafton

By Robb Johnson | March 20, 2021 9:14 pm

An ever-changing schedule pitted New Kent’s Trojans against the visiting Grafton Clippers in a Saturday afternoon football matchup. And while the hosting Trojans have seen a variety of shifts in the schedule, their excellent play on the field has continuously put them in the win column. After only leading by seven at the intermission break, New Kent orchestrated 28 unanswered points in the second half as they rolled to a 42-7 victory over the visiting Clippers. Electing for a change in quarterback, New Kent started Ashton Whitlow in the signal calling position, electing to place normal starter Joey Campbell in…
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