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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 16, 2017


Powerful Lafayette disposes of New Kent in road contest

By Robb Johnson | October 14, 2017 1:16 pm
Lafayette quarterback Cesar Ward (right) steps up in the pocket as New Kent’s Hayden Smith (2) reaches out to slow him down.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Trojans faced a major road test as they hoped to make Friday, Oct. 13 a superstitious day for the home-standing Lafayette Rams. Unfortunately for the Trojans, Lafayette’s dominance of the Bay Rivers thwarted the visitors. Lafayette jumped out to stay from the start and cruised to a 33-6 victory over New Kent. Less than 30 seconds into the contest, DeaMario Tyler trotted 31 yards into the end zone for a 7-0 advantage. On New Kent’s first possession, quarterback Ryan Curle connected with Evan Branch on a 62-yard strike. However, after being backed up, Lafayette’s Jack Irwin stripped Curle…
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Carver Academy escapes in close contest against Charles City

By Robb Johnson | October 13, 2017 5:35 pm
Charles City’s Krystal Moody tips the ball over the net.Robb Johnson photo

Charles City’s Lady Panthers struggled early in the Oct. 12 contest against Carver Academy. But in comparison to previous outings, it was a step in the right direction. Despite falling in straight sets 9-25, 21-25, and 22-25 to the visiting Lady Wolverines, Charles City orchestrated their best performance of the year. “This is a building block and we have to keep going back and emphasizing those little things that will continue to make this team grow,” said Lady Panther head coach Racene Otey. After dropping the opening frame, the Lady Panthers came out inspired after the guests celebrated excessively in…
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Man makes two hole-in-ones in New Kent

By Community Member | October 13, 2017 11:36 am

A Maryland man sank two hole-in-ones in the same round at Royal New Kent Golf Club. Jim Smith accomplished the feat on Sept. 29, a rarity to do by golf standards. On the third hole, he used an eight-iron to find the bottom of the cup from 145 yards out. On the 12th hole, a pitching wedge was used as he once again scored a hole-in-one from 120 yards.

New Kent golf places third at Group 3A championships

By Community Member | October 13, 2017 10:47 am

New Kent High School’s golf team posted a two-round combined score of 678, finishing in third place at the Group 3A State Golf championships on Oct. 10-11 at Glenrochie Country Club. Robb Kinder finished in a tie for third place, posting a cumulative score of 150 at the event. Teammates Kyle Peck and Slater Gammon completed the course in a four-way tie for 20th, shooting a score of 170. Charles Miles finished tied for 38th with a score of 190 while Shaun Coons posted a 195 to finish 41st, and C.J. Krawiec rounded out the scoring with a 233. Abingdon…
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New Kent girls, boys second in Bay Rivers home meet

By Robb Johnson | October 10, 2017 11:54 am
New Kent’s Yuri Frazier (right) finishes a mere second behind Tabb’s Logan Jackson during Oct. 4 cross-country competition.Robb Johnson photos

New Kent’s girls and boys’ cross-country team both finished second, respectively, during an Oct. 4 home meet. New Kent girls’ finished behind Tabb’s Tigers who won the event. York completed the meet in third place while Lafayette ended in fourth. Jackie Clardy-Joseph paced the Lady Trojans, finishing second overall with a time of 21:06. Magnolia Lang also squeaked into the top ten for New Kent, finishing the course in a time of 23:36. On the boys’ side, Trojan runner Patrick Johnson finished as runner-up with a time of 17:11. Yuri Frazier finished just outside of the top ten, finishing in…
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Warhill scores early, upends New Kent on Senior Night

By Robb Johnson | October 9, 2017 11:44 pm
New Kent’s Storm Livesay dribbles down the field on a breakaway.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Lady Trojans home finale against the visiting Warhill Lady Lions didn’t go as planned. A solo goal within the opening moments of the contest was more than enough as Warhill defeated New Kent 4-0 during the Oct. 9 Senior Night contest. The visitors wasted little time getting on the board, as Peaches Branscome found the back of the goal less than three minutes in. From there, the Lady Lions defense held the hosts at bay, prevented the Lady Trojans to get off a shot attempt in the first half. Second half activity was a microcosm of the first,…
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Frustrations, penalties doom CC on homecoming night

By Andre Jones | October 7, 2017 12:35 am
Charles City’s Richard Adkins (2) tries to juke King William’s Kolby Anderson to gain additional yards.Andre' Jones photo

Homecoming night is one to celebrate and to bring back alumni from a number of different generations. For Charles City’s football Panthers, it only resulted in mounted frustrations and penalties. Charles City fell 46-22 to King William in a penalty-filled night that saw four players ejected for the home-standing Panthers. “We didn’t keep our heads tonight,” said head coach Steward Greene Jr. “We didn’t do the little things that we’ve been working on all week and it all mounted and boiled over.” It didn’t take long for visiting Cavaliers to strike. Corey Stewart recovered Panthers’ punter Rashawn Shine’s attempt and…
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Lady Trojans capitalize off Bruton errors, wins in four

By Robb Johnson | October 4, 2017 12:27 am
New Kent Lexi Batkins prepares to return a ball across the net.Robb Johnson photo

After falling to Bruton in an early season encounter, New Kent’s Lady Trojans looked to reverse its fortunes during an Oct. 3 home matchup. For the hosts, taking advantage of errors by the visiting Lady Panthers proved as a key point. New Kent dropped Bruton 28-26, 25-20, 13-25, and 25-22 in the hard fought for set affair. The first frame of the volleyball duel consisted of a fierce back-and-forth battle with neither team giving an edge. Trailing 26-25, New Kent’s Jada Evans emerged to give the Lady Trojans a lift. A kill combined with back-to-back hits gave the set to…
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Charles City improves but remains winless, falls to WP

By Andre Jones | October 3, 2017 7:28 pm
Charles City’s Tadayzia Jones (left) attempts an overhead volley as teammate Kourtney Wyatt (9) slides over for assistance.Andre' Jones photo

Charles City’s Lady Panthers’ volleyball team continues to grow from earlier contest. But with only six players dressed, the hosts failed to muster a good start in an Oct. 3 contest. Charles City fell in straight sets 5-25, 6-25, 8-25 to visiting West Point, keeping them winless (0-5) for the year. From the sideline, Lady Panther head coach Racene Otey urged her team to communicate against the opposition. But with only echoes heard in the gym, the host dropped the opening frame 5-25. In set two, a dig by Charles City’s Adrianna Steele provided a 2-1 advantage for the hosts….
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Smithfield ramps up pressure, goals defeat Lady Trojans 3-1

By Robb Johnson | October 2, 2017 11:44 pm
Lady Trojan Kiersten Fuller (10) plays keep away from Ally Mott during an intense first half play.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Lady Trojans field hockey team came into the Oct. 2 contest knowing they would have to play a near perfect game to defeat the invading Smithfield Lady Packers. Unfortunately, goaltending woes and bad offense played into a 3-1 loss to their Bay Rivers’ opponent. Less than two minutes into the contest, a penalty corner by Smithfield’s Libby Darden provided the guests a 1-0 advantage. New Kent survived three additional Lady Packer scoring attempts, finally extracting revenge just before the half as an Emily Montecalvo goal knotted the game up at one apiece. Second half play saw the visitors’…
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