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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 20, 2018

Sports

Third quarter letdown prevents Lady Panthers from finding win column

By Andre Jones | January 19, 2018 8:21 pm
Charles City's Cheyanne Marshall (right) tangles with King & Queen's Minajadore Redd (left) in a rebound battle.Andre' Jones photo

For one half, Charles City’s Lady Panthers seemed on the verge to crack the win column for the first time this season as they trailed by four emerging from the halftime intermission against the visiting King & Queen Lady Tigers. But the combination of the visitors’ hot shooting, lack of team chemistry, and dismal performance at the free throw line factored in as King & Queen pulled away to a 49-37 victory over the Lady Panthers. Charles City grabbed the lead from the opening tip, as sophomore Skye Bradby drained a corner-three pointer. That lead grew to five behind a…
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Third in City Classic

By Community Member | January 17, 2018 12:39 am
New Kent’s Juniors Volleyball Coyotes 14-year old team finished in third place in the Club Division of the 2018 Monument City Classic held on Jan. 12-14 in Richmond. The group earned the bronze medal by finishing with a 6-2 record in the field of 32 teams from the east coast. Pictured are (front, l to r) Haley Baker, Morgan Berg, (middle, l to r) Aubrey Hyndshaw, Andrea Sorensen, Lauren Vick, (back, l to r) Coach Stuart Burnett, Coach Cyndi Burnett, Logon McKenney, Julia Hathaway, Darian Mason, Shelby Savage, Jaiden McCoy, Coach Anna Stuart, and Coach Matt Lambert.

New Kent completes season sweep of Charles City with 83-73 triumph

By Robb Johnson | January 14, 2018 10:27 am
New Kent's Mitch Morse (24) performs a teardrop runner in front of Charles City's Davon Johnson (left), Jawuan Bowman (15) and Leo Charity (right).Robb Johnson photo

When you’re playing in a rivalry game, every possession counts. After having to delay the contest by a week due to inclement weather, Charles City and New Kent collided on the Trojans’ home floor for a rematch. In the end, it was the hosts who completed the season sweep. New Kent pulled away in the second half, emerging with an 83-73 victory over Charles City in the Jan. 13 contest. Ryan Curle started things off on a high note for the Trojans. Two quick lay-ins plus a free throw jumped New Kent to a 5-2 lead. Charles City bounced back,…
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Lady Trojans take down Bruton in overtime affair

By Robb Johnson | January 12, 2018 2:47 am
New Kent's Madison Foley (14) navigates her way around Bruton's Makayla Johnson for an easy lay-up at the hoop.Robb Johnson photo

After nearly three weeks isolated from the hardwood, New Kent’s Lady Trojans returned to the floor on Jan. 11, looking to sweep the invading Bruton Lady Panthers. It took some time, and an extra period, for the hosts to complete the task. A Haley Hyndshaw lay-up with five seconds remaining in overtime proved to be the difference maker as New Kent emerged with a 53-51 victory in the Thursday night affair. Madison Foley’s jumper along with a Peyton Slater three-pointer and subsequent elbow basket catapulted New Kent to a 7-2 lead. But as the time in the first quarter ticked…
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Hohman named SoCon wrestler of the week

By Community Member | January 11, 2018 11:12 pm

Blake Hohman, a 2015 graduate of New Kent High School, was named the Southern Conference “Wrestler of the Week” for Jan. 3-9. Hohman earned the honors by compiling a 4-1 record at the Franklin and Marshall Open, finishing third in the 165-pound weight class. The Virginia Military Institute junior scored his first two pins of the season at the tournament and leads the team in total wins with nine.

Gregory named to VSID all-state team

By Community Member | December 25, 2017 10:02 pm

Wilson Gregory, a 2014 graduate of New Kent High School, was named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors’ College Division All-State Team. Gregory was an offensive lineman for the Averett Cougars, earning USA South First Team recognition during his senior year. He anchored an offensive line that produced the second most rushing yards and touchdowns in the conference. Gregory will graduate in 2018 and continue his education as a graduate assistant at the college.

New Kent outlasts rival West Point, ends losing streak

By Robb Johnson | December 21, 2017 2:21 am
New Kent's Ben Housden (5) drives down the baseline against West Point's Ethan Hatcher.Robb Johnson photo

With only 14 miles separating the two schools, West Point and New Kent looked to continue a rivalry that has seen each team contributing to the intense battle. But for the Dec. 20 contest, it was the homestanding Trojans that found the win column before heading into the holiday break. Despite being up by as much as 18 in the first half, New Kent held on to a 62-53 win over the visiting Pointers, ending its losing streak at five. After early baskets were exchanged between both teams, a layup by New Kent’s Ben Housden bestowed the hosts first lead…
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Lady Trojans turn back West Point in convincing 54-22 win

By Robb Johnson | December 21, 2017 1:58 am
New Kent's Emma Bell (12) races against West Point's Lauren South (10) and Amber Lee (20) for possession of the loose ball.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent Lady Trojans didn’t have many bright spots last year, but one of them was sweeping West Point’s Lady Pointers last year. That streak continued Dec. 20. The hosts Lady Trojans held West Point to 13 points in the final three quarters as they cruised to a 54-22 victory heading into the holiday break. New Kent started the contest positively with back-to-back opening baskets by Madison Foley. A Brynne Jones lay-in pushed the hosts advantage to 6-0 early lead. But the hosts couldn’t keep West Point free throw line. The Lady Pointers visited the line seven times in the…
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Size mismatch overwhelms New Kent, falls to Smithfield 77-60

By Robb Johnson | December 20, 2017 12:51 am
New Kent's Zack Manley is able to find an opening for an easy score against Smithfield defenders.Robb Johnson photo

When it comes to basketball, heart and the will to win can only carry you so far. For New Kent’s Trojans, it lasted for approximately one half. A more physical Smithfield Packers team invaded New Kent Tuesday night, outrebounding the hosts 37-17 in the second half and forcing a number on turnovers as they toppled the Trojans 77-60. Smithfield looked to runaway early in the contest, jumping out 8-2 with a combination of an inside game and a heavy press. New Kent’s Zack Manley back-to-back layups halted the Packers opening momentum, but Smithfield rebounded to compile a 20-12 lead late…
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Ragland brings home bronze

By Community Member | December 19, 2017 9:15 am
New Kent senior wrestler Trent Ragland (right) finished third at the Beast of the East wrestling tournament last weekend. The prestigious tournament highlights the top high school wrestlers in the country. Ragland earned bronze in a bracket that consisted of 64 participants.
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