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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | May 19, 2019


Bay Rivers District champions

By Community Member | May 18, 2019 1:03 pm
New Kent High School’s Lady Trojans softball team captured the Bay Rivers District title outright for the first time since 2011 with a victory Friday afternoon. The team posted a record of 18-2 and has clinched home field advantage throughout the Group 3A Region A playoffs, with the first contest scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, 5 p.m. Pictured are (front, l to r) Abigail Young, Taylor Yates, Jazmyn Burrell, Haley Baker, McKenna Mueller, (back, l to r), Coach Laura Bauer, Haley Cleaver, Gracie Ellis, Amya Evans, Alex Peace, Brylea Ricks, Kerstin Snyder, Haley Hyndshaw, Coach Peyton Slater, and Head Coach Maria Bates.

McCongeli’s free kick score guarantees home playoff contest for New Kent

By Robb Johnson | May 18, 2019 12:52 pm
New Kent’s Dylan Rooks locks in on a clear path to dribble the ball down the field.Robb Johnson photo

Pushing through a sluggish week, New Kent’s boys’ soccer team looked to earn a possibility to host a regional playoff match. And the foot of Matteo McCongeli struck at the right time in an extra session. McCongeli’s goal from a free kick with 1:45 remaining in overtime broke a stalemate that saw New Kent defeat Bay Rivers District foe Grafton 1-0 in Friday night’s affair. New Kent failed to find the back of the net in regulation, as Clipper goalie Parker Davis stopped seven attempts by the hosting Trojans. In retrospect, Grafton couldn’t muster any offense as New Kent thwarted…
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Group 3A Region A runners-up in girls’ tennis

By Community Member | May 18, 2019 12:27 pm
New Kent’s Lady Trojans’ tennis team finished as runners-up of the Group 3A Region A tournament. The team knocked off Colonial Heights and Southampton before falling to York in the finals. The group of young ladies will now participate in the Group 3A State Tournament that will take place at the end of the month.

State times in hurdles propel Lady Panthers to third place in district championships

By Andre Jones | May 16, 2019 3:59 pm
Charles City's Cameron Banks (center) earns a bid to regional competition by outrunning Mathews' Timothy Raphael (left) and West Point's Alfonso Smith (right).Robb Johnson photo

Behind state qualifying times in hurdle events by Laina Brown and Skye Bradby, Charles City’s Lady Panthers earned a third-place finish at the Tidewater District Championships held at their home stadium on May 15. Brown’s time of 18.06 in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles not only clinched an automatic state berth, but also won the event for her. For Bradby, her 52.52 in the girls’ 300-meter hurdles was good enough for second. The Lady Panthers scored 76 points, finishing in third place behind district championship winner West Point (197) and runner-up Middlesex (146). King William (53), Mathews (26), and King &…
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No calls ruin Senior Night for New Kent girls’ soccer

By Robb Johnson | May 16, 2019 10:12 am
New Kent's Kiersten Fuller(10) takes what looks to be a shot to the head in the first half from Warhill's Leanna Short (17) in a controversial first half play.Robb Johnson photo

The frustration of a rough season for New Kent’s Lady Trojans soccer team was evident during the May 14 Senior Night affair against the visiting Warhill Lady Lions. And New Kent head coach Steve Grech let the referees know about it. After two calls that the coach would identify as crucial, momentum swung in favor of the visitors as Warhill thumped New Kent 7-2 in the regular season home finale that dropped the Lady Trojans record to 3-10. Warhill gained the early advantage in the contest as Caroline Metivier scored within the first five minutes. Less than two minutes later,…
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Reeders wins triple jump at Southern Track Classic

By Community Member | May 16, 2019 9:47 am

New Kent High School’s C.J. Reeders won the triple jump at the prestigious Southern Track Classic on May 10. Reeders leaped 47’9” in the event, beating out several top-notch competitors on the east coast at the invite only competition event. He is the current defending state champion in triple jump among Group 3A schools.

ACPL Champions

By Community Member | May 13, 2019 11:33 am
New Kent’s 15U Juniors Volleyball Club won the Atlantic Coast Power League AAU Championship during Mother’s Day weekend in Richmond. The victory provides a berth into the AAU National Volleyball Tournament being held in Orlando this June. The team has compiled a match record of 43-9 this season. Pictured are (front, l to r) Haley Baker, Lauren Vick, Andrea Sorensen, Darian Mason, Aubrey Hyndshaw, (back, l to r) Coach Stuart Burnett, Coach Cyndi Burnett, Julia Hathaway, Logan McKenney, Morgan Berg, Jaiden McCoy, Shelby Savage, Coach Anna Lambert, and Coach Matt Lambert.

Bay Rivers District middle school champions

By Community Member | May 13, 2019 10:37 am
New Kent Middle School’s Lady Lions softball team emerged as the Bay Rivers District champions after their 14-2 victory over Yorktown Middle School in the tournament finals. The team composed a record of 10-1 for the season on their way to claiming the championship trophy.

Williams runs state time in 100-meter dash; Charles City girls, boys finish fourth

By Robb Johnson | May 10, 2019 9:53 am
Charles City's Laina Brown (right) clears  the last hurdle in front of Middlesex's Katherine Campbell (left) en route to winning the event.Robb Johnson photo

Charles City’s Steven Williams Jr. ran a state qualifying time in the boys’ 100-meter dash as the hosting Panthers placed fourth at their May 9 home meet. Williams finished third in the event and accumulated a time of 11.41, earning the automatic berth to the state meet at East Rockingham High School on May 31-June 1. Charles City’s boys’ scored 43 points at their home meet, finishing behind eventual winner Lancaster (166), Middlesex (124), and Essex (79). The Panthers finished ahead of King and Queen (11) and Northumberland (0). On the girls’ side, Laina Brown emerged as the lone event…
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Harris’ school record triple jump highlights New Kent girls’ fourth-place finish

By Robb Johnson | May 9, 2019 11:42 pm
New Kent’s Sophia Adkins (5) battles her way through a pack in the opening heat of the girls’ 1600-meter run.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent Lady Trojan Raven Harris leaped to a first-place finish and a new school record of 37’3” in the girls’ triple jump as the Lady Trojans finished in fourth place at the May 8 Bay Rivers District meet. Joining Harris as an event winner at the meet was Tanieya Matlock, whose clearance of 4’8” in the girls’ high jump earned her the win. New Kent’s 77 points followed Grafton (112), Tabb (97.5), and Jamestown (89) at the meet. The Lady Trojans finished ahead of York (56), Lafayette (44.5), Warhill (44), Bruton (34), Smithfield (13), and Poquoson (12). On the…
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