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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 16, 2019


Early scores seal win for Jamestown over Lady Trojans

By Robb Johnson | October 11, 2019 9:57 pm
New Kent’s Peyton Lilley (left) and Jamestown’s Lydia Ruffin (right) battle it out for the ball early in the first half.Robb Johnson photo

After coming into the season on a winning streak, New Kent’s Lady Trojans field hockey team wavered on an even 6-6 record as they hosted a Jamestown Lady Eagles team that had dropped only two contests on the year. A slow start for the hosting Lady Trojans did them no favors during the Oct. 10 Bay Rivers District match. Two quick goals by Jamestown provided enough distance as the visitors emerged with a 3-1 victory. During the first penalty corner of the contest, Jamestown’s Sarah Falcone found the back of the net to provide an early advantage for the guests….
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Charles City wins opening set, but Carver Academy sweeps next three

By Andre Jones | October 10, 2019 10:09 pm
Charles City's Janiya Washington is able to position herself to set up a teammate.Andre' Jones photo

Charles City’s Lady Panthers found themselves in control of an Oct. 10 Tidewater District volleyball match against the visiting Carver Academy Lady Wolverines. But what propelled the hosts to have the early upper hand factored into their downfall later on. Charles City fell 27-25, 18-25, 22-25, 16-25 to Carver Academy, thus keeping the home team winless and allowing the Lady Wolverines to sweep the season series. In the opening set, Carver raced out to an early 4-0 advantage, holding off the Lady Panthers for most of the frame. But an ace by Charles City’s Kayla Luellen began a climb for…
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New Kent’s offensive woes continues; Lafayette dominates Trojans

By Robb Johnson | October 5, 2019 1:01 am
New Kent's Logan Frederick hauls in a pass at the end of the first half, but is unable to score before the clock expires.Robb Johnson photo

After a strong start to the football season with two straight wins, New Kent’s Trojans have saw the outcomes change dramatically as they faced better competition in recent weeks. A visit from powerhouse Lafayette did the hosts no favors. The visiting Lafayette Rams had little trouble with the homestanding Trojans, cruising to a 55-2 victory Friday night. New Kent came into the contest with senior Nathan Thornton took over play-calling duties. On the first play, the new quarterback found himself sacked in the backfield. New Kent was forced to punt, with Lafayette taking possession of the ball. An easy drive…
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Charles City football breaks through, wins first game of season

By Andre Jones | October 5, 2019 12:42 am
Lancaster's Cameron Towles (2, center) finds it hard to escape the Panther defensive trio of Rickie Wooten Jr. (54), Leo Charity (6), and Jayron Jones (2).Andre' Jones photo

With four tough games already in the books, Charles City head coach Sherod Jones knew that his battle tested team would find a way to use those trials to emerge victorious. For the Panthers, what better way to do it than on homecoming night. Senior running back Ha’Ji Jackson rushed for 148 yards while quarterback Keondre’ Barnes tossed his first career touchdown throws as Charles City dominated Lancaster 47-22 during Friday night homecoming festivities. The first quarter saw the Panthers defense stand firm, as the hosts stuffed Lancaster’s fourth-and-goal attempt from the one-yard line. But stuck in deep territory, Charles…
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With team at full strength, New Kent Lady Trojans breezes past Bruton

By Robb Johnson | October 4, 2019 9:45 am
New Kent's Jaiden McCoy's (left) blasts the ball by Bruton's Jo-Barton Green for a kill and score.Robb Johnson photo

Dealing with the turmoil of injuries and line-up shuffles, New Kent’s Lady Trojans’ volleyball team looked to turn around a less than stellar first half of the season to become contenders in the Bay Rivers District. An Oct. 3 matchup against Bruton’s Lady Panthers seemed to kickoff that campaign. New Kent cruised 25-15, 25-14, 25-14 to defeat Bruton in the Bay Rivers District affair, upping their record to 10-6. Leading 20-14 in the first set, New Kent’s Logan McKenney’s serves help set up teammate Jaiden McCoy, who converted aces on three consecutive spikes. Aided by an error by Bruton’s Karena…
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Struggles continue as Lady Panthers drop match to West Point

By Robb Johnson | October 2, 2019 12:52 pm
Charles City's Alexis Williams saves the ball from going out-of-bounds with an overhead dig.Robb Johnson photo

Charles City’s Lady Panthers have struggled all year to be consistent. However, an opportunity against a similar struggling West Point team provided an opportunity for the hosts to possibly find the win column. Sadly, the Lady Panthers continue to search for win number one. West Point defeated Charles City 25-6, 25-7, 25-12 in the Oct. 1 Tidewater District matchup. After two dreadful opening sets, Charles City began to show some competitiveness. Communication by the hosts improved their defense, and an ace by Lady Panther Kayla Luellen cut the deficit to five (14-9) for Charles City. But the short burst proved…
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Youth Hunting Day

By Community Member | October 1, 2019 2:24 pm
Brooke Rowe, a 14-year old resident of New Kent, killed a seven-point, 207-pound buck during Youth Hunting Day on Sept. 28 in York County.

Essex airs it out against Charles City, defeats Panthers via shutout

By Robb Johnson | September 28, 2019 12:56 am
Despite being the smallest athlete on the field, Charles City's Mitchell Whitehead (left) wrestles down Essex running back Ah-Kaliq Martin (3) prior to the goal line.Robb Johnson photo

Charles City’s reintroduction to football hasn’t been pleasant, as the team is yielding 61 points a game and have only accumulated six throughout the season. And with Region A favorite Essex meeting the Panthers for the first time since 2000, the youthful Panthers learned that that they must do the little things in order to be successful. Trojan quarterback Ashton Ashlock tossed four touchdown passes in the first half, while teammate Takeyo Day accounted for three scores as Essex cruised to a 60-0 win over Charles City in Friday night’s affair. While stats don’t tell the entire story, the hosts…
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Jamestown cruises in straight sets over New Kent

By Robb Johnson | September 27, 2019 2:38 pm
New Kent’s Raven Harris (right) goes toe-to-toe with a Jamestown defender during a battle above the net.Robb Johnson photo

If there is one thing that has been consistent about volleyball in the Bay Rivers District, it’s the fact that many teams reload and don’t rebuild. Such is the case with the Jamestown Lady Eagles. Overpowering a smaller New Kent Lady Trojans’ team, the visitors cruised to a 25-7, 25-21, 25-22 victory over the hosts during Sept. 26 district game. Jamestown established the tempo in the first set, placing the balls in spots that New Kent could not get to. The visitors raced out the gate to an 18-3 advantage before settling in for the win. Sets two and three…
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New Kent’s offense slowed by rain, Lafayette defense

By Robb Johnson | September 27, 2019 2:22 pm
New Kent’s Haylie Bayens (center) is sandwiched by Lafayette’s Sophie Stodderd (left) and Sophie Contrutchy (right) in a scrum for possession.Robb Johnson photo

Sometimes getting on track requires a way to perform when inclement weather is present. For the New Kent Lady Trojans’ field hockey team, a since of déjà vu took place during the Sept. 26 contest against the visiting Lafayette Lady Rams. Lafayette’s Jolyn Dote converted the game’s only goal as the visiting Lady Rams topped New Kent 1-0. Lafayette defeated the Lady Trojans by the same score last year inside of New Kent’s stadium. The Lady Rams’ defense frustrated New Kent, who failed to move the ball down the field. Coupled with heavy rain, the hosts couldn’t take advantage of…
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