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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | July 14, 2020


Horse racing returning to Colonial Downs on July 27

By Community Member | July 11, 2020 10:37 am

Colonial Downs has announced the return of live horse racing beginning July 27. The new season at the track in New Kent will feature an 18-day race schedule. Races will be conducted Monday-Wednesday, with post times beginning at 5:30 p.m. The premiere race, the Virginia Derby, will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Spectators will be allowed to attend the horse races under guidelines imposed by the order of Governor Ralph Northam. A maximum of 1,000 people will be allowed to spectate the race. Face coverings will be required for all attendees inside the facilities, while coverings will be highly…
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One final at-bat

By Community Member | July 6, 2020 8:16 pm
Four recent graduates from New Kent High School had an opportunity to play in a Senior Night baseball game at Deltaville Ballpark. The game, organized by community members, consisted of 46 seniors from 10 area high schools and was a game that recognized those who did not get to experience a senior season. Above (at left), New Kent’s Nate Kagey and Benjamin Ward converge with other area seniors on the mound before the game.

Baseball at Mary Baldwin University

By Community Member | June 23, 2020 10:13 am
Recent Charles City High School graduate Justis Crawley signs his National Letter of Intent as he will play baseball at Mary Baldwin University. He plans to major in exercise science and sports management.

McCauley elevated to head coach for New Kent High School’s football team

By Andre Jones | April 20, 2020 8:33 pm

A familiar face will lead New Kent High School’s football team on the gridiron next year. John McCauley, who was the previous head junior varsity coach for New Kent High School, has been elevated to the head coaching position at the varsity level on Monday afternoon. McCauley has 15 years of experience of coaching the sport at both the middle and high school level. The last five years, he has been in charge of the junior varsity program, a program that went 7-2 last year. “This year will probably be our biggest senior class along with a lot of young…
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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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