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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | April 8, 2020


Second team all-state hooper

By Community Member | March 31, 2020 5:26 pm
Charles City’s Kameron Johnson was selected to the Group 1A second team all-state basketball team on March 31. The junior guard also earned accolades as a member of the 1A Region A First Team and the Tidewater District First Team.

Harris places in horizontal jumps at Group 3A indoor state track meet

By Community Member | March 3, 2020 11:26 pm

New Kent’s Lady Trojans accumulated nine points, good enough to finish in 18th place at the Group 3A State Indoor Track and Field Championships held Mar. 2-3 at Liberty University. Senior Raven Harris was able to place in the top eight in each of the horizontal jumping events. She leaped to a season best 16’10½” in the girls’ long jump to finish in fourth place. She followed that performance with a leap of 34’9¼” in the girls’ triple jump to earn sixth place. Teammate Julia Hathaway also scored in the girls’ triple jump with a leap of 34’4½”, finishing in…
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All-Region First Team in basketball

By Andre Jones | March 2, 2020 8:08 pm
Charles City guard Kameron Johnson (left) was selected as a First Team member of the 1A Region A boys’ basketball squad. Johnson, a junior, led the Panthers in scoring this year, including eclipsing the 1,000-point barrier. Accompanying Johnson is Charles City head coach Terrell Brooks (right).Andre' Jones photo

Charles City’s Williams places fourth in triple jump at Group 1A/2A state meet

By Community Member | February 29, 2020 6:19 pm

Charles City’s Alexis Williams leaped to a fourth-place finish in the girls’ triple jump event at the Group 1A/2A State Indoor Track and Field Championships on Feb. 28-29 at Roanoke College. Williams jumped 34’7” in the event, finishing a mere inch out of the top three finish. She also competed in the girls’ long jump competition, finishing 14th in that event. Teammate Skye Bradby finished 12th in the girls’ 55-meter hurdles with a personal best of 10.56. The Lady Panthers accumulated a total of five points, good for a 25th place at the state meet.

New Kent High swimmers score at Group 3A state championships

By Community Member | February 29, 2020 5:58 pm

New Kent High School’s boys’ swim team accumulated seven points, finishing 28th in the Group 3A State Swimming and Diving championships held Feb. 21 at SwimRVA in Richmond. The quartet of Ian Durkee, Logan Adkins, Kevin Kurek, and Blake Newton finished in 14th place in the 200-meter medley relay with a time of 1:50.83. Gavin Wetherington qualified for the finals in the boys’ 100-meter backstroke, finishing in 16th place with a time of 58.93.

Strong fourth quarter by Lady Bookers enough to eliminate New Kent from playoffs

By Robb Johnson | February 27, 2020 8:35 pm
New Kent’s Natasha Lange (14) contemplates her next move while being guarded by a Booker T. Washington defender.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Lady Trojans performance on the basketball court this year has proved to be leaps and bounds then its program more than four years ago. The hosts had an opportunity to advance to the regional semifinals at the Norfolk Scope. But a team from Norfolk wanted to have that home court advantage more than New Kent wanted to travel. Booker T. Washington’s Mighty Lady Bookers pulled away in the fourth quarter as they eliminated New Kent’s Lady Trojans 58-44 in the Feb. 26 Group 3A Region A quarterfinals. For most of the contest, both teams played evenly. And despite…
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Northampton exacts revenge, bounces Charles City out of playoffs

By Robb Johnson | February 25, 2020 11:39 am
Charles City's Leo Charity (23) gets breathing room on his lay-up over Northampton center Jeremiah Major (45).Robb Johnson photo

In the regular season, Charles City’s Kameron Johnson hit the game winning lay-up as time expired against the Northampton Yellow Jackets to upend the team from the Eastern Shore. On Monday night, the visitors made sure to keep the high-scoring guard in check. Utilizing a box-and-one and trapping Johnson at every occasion, Northampton overcame a halftime deficit to defeat the Charles City Panthers 73-61 in the 1A Region A quarterfinal contest, ending the home team’s season. After a sluggish start by both teams, Charles City’s Kobie Trull emerged from the bench to start the Panthers first run. Two wing trifectas…
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New Kent beats Tabb for third time, advances to regional quarterfinals

By Robb Johnson | February 23, 2020 12:57 pm
New Kent's Madison Foley (00) locks down on defense against Tabb's Shannon Myatt (5).Robb Johnson photo

There’s an old adage that says it’s tough to be the same team three times in a season. For the New Kent Lady Trojans, they suspended that saying for at least one season. Despite a sluggish start, the hosting Lady Trojans upended Bay Rivers District rival in the Tabb Lady Tigers 53-39 in the first round of the Group 3A Region A playoffs Saturday afternoon. With the game delayed a day due to inclement weather, the Lady Trojans found the early start rough on them. Tabb jumped out 5-2 before New Kent head coach Neko Burson called a timeout. The…
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New Kent Lady Trojans win 3A Region A indoor championship

By Community Member | February 22, 2020 10:27 pm

Powered by a sweep in the jumping events from senior Raven Harris, New Kent’s Lady Trojans indoor track and field team emerged as winners of the Group 3A Region A championship held Saturday at the Boo Williams Complex in Hampton. New Kent accumulated 122.5 points to win the meet. Bay Rivers District rivals Tabb (104.5) and York (80) finished in second and third, respectively. Harris won the girls’ triple jump (36’0¼”), girls’ high jump (4’10”), and girls’ long jump (16’7”). She also accompanied Melissa Spangler, Queen Frazier, and Norah Murray on the 4×200 meter relay team, finishing sixth in the…
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New Kent High School’s wrestling team repeats as Group 3A state champions

By Andre Jones | February 22, 2020 9:07 pm
New Kent High School's wrestling team celebrate after successfully earning their second consecutive state championship.

For the second consecutive year, New Kent High School’s wrestling team will bring home a state title. The Trojans outpointed state rival Christianburg 235.5-216.5 to earn the back-to-back recognition in the Group 3A State Championships held last Friday and Saturday at the Salem Civic Center. Matthew Eberly started the run of champions for the Trojans at the 106-pound division by earning a pinfall victory over Skyline’s Hunter Salmon in a mere 29 seconds. Patrick Jordon became a state champion at the 138-pound class with a 7-6 decision win over Abingdon’s Jack Newton. Travis Ragland took home the 145-pound title with…
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