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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 23, 2019

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Strong third quarter vital in New Kent defeating West Point

By Robb Johnson | January 20, 2019 12:21 pm
New Kent's Robb Kinder (right) drives through contact created by West Point's Ethan Hoffman.Robb Johnson photo

Sitting on an 8-8 record for the season, New Kent’s Trojans looked to break the .500 barrier as rival West Point challenged them Saturday night. It took a while, but a dozen-point scoring advantage put up by the Trojans against the visitors’ zone in the third quarter provided enough distance for the win. New Kent outscored West Point 23-11 in the frame after the halftime break and emerged as 57-47 winners in the contest. Trojan head coach Ronnie Cox elected to bench his usual starters at the beginning of the game. However, poor play on both ends by both teams…
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Late turnover, foul in final seconds lift King & Queen to win over Charles City

By Andre Jones | January 19, 2019 1:19 am
Charles City's DelMonta Johnson (4) escapes the pursuit by King & Queen's Lamont Robinson.Andre' Jones photo

Charles City Panthers head coach Terrell Brooks said that his team had ample opportunities to win Friday night’s Winter homecoming match-up against King & Queen. But for most fans, it will be the last 3.4 seconds of the contest that will linger in the back of their minds. An errant entry pass on an inbound that resulted in a foul allowed D’Andre Hill to sank two free throws with 1.5 seconds remaining as King & Queen’s Tigers escaped with a 60-58 victory over the Panthers, spoiling the festivities. After defeating Charles City 79-62 the night before on their home floor,…
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Lady Panthers snap 31-game skid with home-and-home sweep of King & Queen

By Andre Jones | January 19, 2019 12:33 am
Charles City's Bryshia Lewis (22) finds herself in a rebound battle with King & Queen's Angel Jackson (1) and Minajadore Redd (23).Andre' Jones photo

It’s been nearly two years since Charles City Lady Panthers found the win column. But a home-and-home sweep of King & Queen Tigers not only snapped their 31-game losing skid but upped the Lady Panthers winning streak to two. Behind 13 points from Skye Bradby, Charles City defeated King & Queen 36-28 on the back half of the home-and-home series to celebrate a successful Winter homecoming. The Lady Panthers defeated King & Queen 39-31 the night before on the Lady Tigers home floor. Prior to the Thursday night, the last time Charles City saw the win column was Jan. 27,…
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Sixth straight district title

By Community Member | January 18, 2019 3:08 pm
New Kent High School’s wrestling team continued their dominance in the Bay Rivers District by clinching their sixth consecutive title after winning at Smithfield on Jan. 16. The team defeated Smithfield 75-6 and Poquoson 71-6 to claim top billing in the district once again.

Lady Islanders rally in fourth, shock New Kent 63-61 in double overtime

By Robb Johnson | January 16, 2019 1:06 am
New Kent's Bailee Hellebrandt (right) looks for a path to attack against a Poquoson defender.Robb Johnson photo

When teams go into overtime, it’s usually very exciting as drama builds up a compelling storyline. Unfortunately, the script was not supposed to last that long for New Kent’s Lady Trojans. Playing down to the level of competition, the hosting Lady Trojans were shocked by the Poquoson Lady Islanders, who are at the bottom of the Bay Rivers District standings, 63-61 in Tuesday night’s double overtime contest. New Kent held an eight-point advantage at halftime and a nine-point lead as the fourth quarter rolled in. However, turnovers along with the bugaboo known as free throws damaged the hosts’ chance to…
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Charles City can’t crack code to beat New Kent, drops 16th consecutive game in rivalry

By Andre Jones | January 12, 2019 5:25 pm
Charles City's Leo Charity (23) and New Kent's Jared McCaughan (35) battle it out for a rebound.Andre' Jones photo

Like trying to crack an egg, every time New Kent’s Trojans threatened to pull away from Charles City’s Panthers in Saturday afternoon’s rivalry game, the homestanding Panthers fought back. But it wasn’t until midway in the final frame where the shell shattered the hopes of Charles City snapping its consecutive loss streak to the visiting Trojans. New Kent’s unselfish offensive play resulted in four players finishing in double figures as they defeated Charles City’s Panthers 64-51 to push their consecutive win streak to 16 games in the series. Charles City only led twice in the contest, with their last being…
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West Point pressure too much for Lady Panthers to handle

By Andre Jones | January 11, 2019 11:06 pm
Charles City's Marisa Greenhow (left) reaches around to strip the ball from West Point's Kathryn Crowe.Andre' Jones photo

The struggles for Charles City’s Lady Panthers continue to mount in the 2018-19 season with the latest downfall being Friday night against the visiting West Point Lady Pointers. West Point rushed out to a 14-0 lead within the first three minutes of the contest and cruised to a 66-24 blowout win over the Lady Panthers. Lady Pointer Amber Lee scored six of her team’s 14 points in the opening moments as West Point utilized a 3-1-1 press to force Charles City into turnovers. It wasn’t until Marisa Greenhow’s three-pointer at the 4:22 mark remaining when the Lady Panthers would crack…
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Comeback falls short as Tabb escapes Lady Trojans’ gym victorious

By Robb Johnson | January 10, 2019 7:42 am
New Kent's Alaina Torres (34) snags a rebound over Tabb's Malia Wilson (25) and Faith Hancock (11).Robb Johnson photo

The word “inconsistency” could have defined New Kent’s Lady Trojans style of play during a Jan. 8 contest against the visiting Tabb Lady Tigers. Turnovers, missed free throws, and a lack of focus did just enough to thwart a Lady Trojans comeback as Tabb escaped with a 37-34 win in the Bay Rivers district clash. Baskets were rare for the hosts in the first quarter, as they only saw two fall through the net, giving the Lady Tigers a 12-4 advantage. The second quarter wasn’t any kinder as New Kent watched Tabb put together a 13-5 run to bolt out…
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Gannon grabs 100th win

By Community Member | January 8, 2019 10:54 pm
New Kent High School wrestler Gannon Jones (second from left) earned his 100th career win Tuesday night at Bruton High School. His performance helped the Trojans earn three more wins, continuing the team’s undefeated season as they now hold a 21-0 record.

Struggles continue for Lady Panthers, remain winless after latest defeat

By Andre Jones | January 8, 2019 10:35 pm
Charles City's Kailin Holland (25) looks to haul in a rebound in front of King William's Jaime Hooper.Andre' Jones photo

Normally in basketball, when a team fails to place at least one person in double-figures, it usually results in a win or at least a competitive contest. But for Charles City’s Lady Panthers, it resulted in another notch in the loss column. Despite no one scoring 10 or more points, King William’s Lady Cavaliers saw 12 players find the bottom of the net as the visitors topped Charles City 56-23 in Tuesday night’s Tidewater District contest. The Lady Cavaliers jumped out early 5-0 in the contest before Charles City’s Cheyenne Marshall converted a putback lay-in. But Marshall’s basket would be…
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