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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 21, 2018

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2018-2019 Winter Sports Schedules

By Community Member | November 18, 2018 5:57 pm

Home games in BOLD print; schedules subject to change. Charles City Girls’ Varsity Basketball (Game time is 6 p.m. unless noted) Nov. 26- Southampton Nov. 28- Rappahannock Nov. 30- Washington & Lee Dec. 7- Mathews Dec. 8- New Kent Dec. 11- King & Queen Dec. 17- Southampton Jan. 4- Middlesex Jan. 7- Rappahannock Jan. 8- King William Jan. 11- West Point Jan. 15- Mathews Jan. 17- King & Queen Jan. 23- New Kent Jan. 25- Northampton (5:30 p.m.) Jan. 29- Middlesex (Senior Night) Feb. 1- King William Feb. 5- West Point Charles City Boys’ Varsity Basketball (Game time is 7…
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Allens continue sand drag success

By Community Member | November 15, 2018 11:25 pm
Charles City natives Tre Allen and Terrell Allen (pictured) earned first place finishes at the Bluegrass Nationals pro sand drag. Terrell placed first in the 0-1325 triple cylinder limited CVT class while Tre took firs tin the 0-525 limited class.

Trojans’ effort valiant, but Phoebus ends New Kent’s playoff run

By Robb Johnson | November 11, 2018 4:06 pm
New Kent’s Dean Powell (88) wraps up Phoebus’ Anthony Turner (7) as teammate Jamar Christian closes in to seal the tackle on the 1,000-yard running back.Robb Johnson photo

Making its first appearance since 2003, New Kent traveled Interstate 64 eastbound to take on the Phoebus Phantoms, the Hampton team that has won seven state titles. In a match that heavily favored the hosting Phantoms at Darling Stadium, the Trojans provided a tough contest Saturday afternoon. But that effort by the visitors couldn’t overcome a much more experienced playoff team as Phoebus ended New Kent’s season 28-16 in the opening round of the Group 3A Region A playoffs. With the Phantoms unfamiliar with New Kent’s style of play, the Trojans struck on the opening drive. Evan Branch scooted 34…
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Two undefeated NKMS champions

By Community Member | November 6, 2018 10:20 am
Undefeated champions times two

New Kent Middle School’s volleyball team (above) and football team (below) completed undefeated seasons on their way to winning the Bay Rivers District middle school championships. The volleyball team finished 10-0 and defeated Grafton Middle School to win its first title ever, while the football team posted a 28-22 overtime win over Yorktown Middle School to win its second championship trophy.

Warhill’s defense stuffs Trojans’ momentum to close out regular season

By Robb Johnson | November 3, 2018 2:26 pm
Warhill's Armond Fannin (3) is able to get around the pursuit by New Kent's Brody Smith (7).Robb Johnson photo

After clinching its first playoff berth on Oct. 29, New Kent’s football team looked to earn one more win to gain additional momentum before heading into postseason play. Unfortunately, a visit to Warhill resulted in an encounter with a stout Lions’ defense. Warhill’s defense shined as they held Trojan running back Evan Branch to only 46 yards as the Lions defeated New Kent 21-6 in the regular season finale for both teams in Williamsburg. The Trojans capitalized in the first quarter by utilizing Branch as a decoy. Logan Powell’s 10-yard run set up quarterback Brody Smith’s 27-yard connection to Joey…
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New Kent wins 3A Region A cross-country meet; Lady Trojans finish as runners-up

By Community Member | November 2, 2018 12:57 am
New Kent High School's girls and boys' cross-country team celebrate with a photo after winning their respective trophies at the Group 3A Region A championship meet.

New Kent boys’ cross-country team emerged as winners of the Group 3A Region A Championship meet ran at Bells Mill Park on Nov. 1. Patrick Johnson emerged as the overall winner with a time of 16:52.58, easing his way to victory by more than 15 seconds. Teammates Gabriel Bollhorst (18:20.90) and Colin Pierce (18:33.70) placed in the top ten, finishing seventh and ninth respectively. Quinn Lysek’s time of 19:15.35 (16th) and Riley Baker’s 19:25.60 (18th) rounded out the top five scorers for the Trojans. Other participants for the Trojans were Evan Lipscomb (21st-19:39.08) and Logan Broz (26th-19:50.09). New Kent scored…
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New Kent ends 14-year playoff drought with Senior Night triumph over York

By Robb Johnson | October 30, 2018 3:30 pm
New Kent's Evan Branch (1) extends the ball for his third touchdown on the night as York's Keiston Huthcherson is unable to catch up with him.Robb Johnson photo

Monday night’s Senior Night football game for New Kent can be considered a sweet sendoff for the group who had yet to have a winning season. However, that sendoff is going to have to wait until at the earliest the second Friday in November. Riding momentum after a win at Smithfield and an outpour of scoring in the second quarter, the hosting Trojans pulled away early and survived a late rally from the visiting York Falcons 42-35 to not only claim a successful Senior Night victory but clinching the first playoff berth for New Kent in 14 years. First quarter…
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Statebound Lady Trojans

By Community Member | October 27, 2018 5:07 pm
New Kent High School’s cheerleading squad placed second at the Group 3A Region A championship meet Saturday afternoon inside its own gymnasium. With the runner-up trophy in hand, the team qualified for the Group 3A State Championship competition on Nov. 3 at the VCU Siegel Center in Richmond.

New Kent sweeps York to celebrate Senior Night win

By Robb Johnson | October 24, 2018 3:06 am
New Kent libero Torii Pickett serves up a score on senior night.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Lady Trojans got what they needed during a Tuesday night match-up against the visiting York Lady Falcons; a much needed win. New Kent swept York 25-17, 25-19, 25-17 to claim a Senior Night victory in front of the home crowd. The Lady Trojans won the first set capitalizing on mistakes made by the visitors. In the second set, both teams battled back and forth before kills by New Kent teammates Lindsey Johnson and Catherine Perrine swung momentum. With the score tied at 18 apiece in the second set, Perrine and teammate Raven Harris solidified the front line, combining…
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Lady Trojans win set, but Grafton claims volleyball match

By Robb Johnson | October 23, 2018 2:19 am
New Kent's Catherine Perrine gets high in the sky to hit the ball over the net.Robb Johnson photo

Grafton’s Lady Clippers have had New Kent Lady Trojans’ number, not losing to the hosts since 2012. And despite taking a set from the invaders, New Kent was unable to snap that streak. New Kent fell 18-25, 22-25, 25-22, 16-25 in four sets to Grafton, who capitalized off 20 service errors committed by the Lady Trojans. After first set jitters, the Lady Clippers broke away in the opening set to put the hosts in a hole early. IN the second set, New Kent looked like it had the advantage until a tip by Grafton’s Becca Hallingstand swung momentum. Her ace…
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